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Dare to Dream: A Great Commercial by TC Bank

TC Bank ad dream rangers elderly motorcyclists http://JADELUCKCLUB.COM, celebrating asian american creativity and the road less traveled path less taken

TC Bank ad dream rangers elderly motorcyclists http://JADELUCKCLUB.COM, celebrating asian american creativity and the road less traveled path less taken

Occasionally you’ll run across a tv commercial that’s so good you’re compelled to link it to others and watch it again and again. I recently had the pleasure of watching a tv ad this good, and am posting it here for you to take a look at. Whether you’re in between partypoker sessions or you’re on your lunch break at work, take a short break to check out what I assure you is one of the best tv commercials in recent memory.

When you think of Harley riders, do geriatic Asian men come to mind? Not really, right? So I loved how this group of older Asian men took up the siren call of riding their bikes as a means to “get busy living, or get busy dying.*” And I loved that this is based on a true story. I wish one of them was my grandpa! Does anyone have an Asian grandpa like this? Please share!

The commercial is in Mandarin and I don’t speak Mandarin but this video crosses all language barriers.

Based on a true story.

What do people live for?
To miss someone?
To keep living?
To live longer?
Or, to leave?

“Let’s go ride motorcycles!”

5 Taiwanese.
An average age of 81.
1 has a hearing problem.
1 has cancer.
3 have heart disease.
Every one of them has degenerative arthritis.

6 months of preparation.
13 days traveling around the island.
1139 kilometers.
From the north to the south.
From night to day.
For one simple reason.

What do people live for?

Dreams.

For ordinary people with extraordinary dreams.
TC Bank |

*quote from The Shawshank Redemption

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2 Responses to “Dare to Dream: A Great Commercial by TC Bank”

  1. On March 31, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Lizzie

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    You should email ChannelApa.com about your website.

    • On March 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      admin

      responded with... #

      Thanks Lizzie,
      I just sent them an email!

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