A blog about my experience growing up with both Taiwanese and African heritage, and my love for classic Chinese music,arts and culture.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

So funny...............

OK people this is so funny i just had to post it. My wife and Kid are the worst people ever to sleep beside on a bed, its like a war zone when you sleep with them, and to prove my point i toke these pictures last night.

Here she is so calm on her way to work in the morning.

Now check out these two at night

No wonder i don't get enough sleep at night, and as long as these two sleeping beauties continues to sleep like this, i am afraid its always going to be the sofa for me.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Classic chinese song, perfrom by 3 great singers.

Here is a classic Chinese song perform by three beautiful singers, the song is called the The Wandering Songstress first made popular by the legendary Zhou Xuan in 1935. here is her radition.(周璇 - 天涯歌女)

And here is the legendary Teresa Teng performing the same song.(邓丽君 - 天涯歌女)

And finally here is the modern version of the song perform by this singer on China's
CCTV, what a tribute to Zhou Xuan , and Teresa Teng, i am sure they would be proud of her if they were alive today.

Its hard to tell who sang it best, i like all of them.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Family Pics.

Keira and my Mom.

Keira and her Mom.

chilling with Keira.

Keira at chucky cheese.
At home relaxing.

Wedding day, my wife is originally from Laos, so we decided to have a traditional Laotian wedding. in the picture is my mother in-law on the right, my wife and me.

My sister in-law me and my wife.

Mother in-law with my daughter Keira.

Keira being her bad self.

Keira at her first birthday party, with her cousins and her aunt.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

More of my favorite oldies.

Here are some more songs i used to listen to when i was a kid, man these songs bring back some good old memories.


And Oh my God check out this video by Fei Yu Ching, is he awsome or what, i listen to this guy all the time when i was a kid, now look at him at 52 he still looks like hes in his twenties.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Ok people say hello to my little princess.

OK people so these are pictures of my beautiful daughter, i like to think of her as my little princess, when she was born, she was so beautiful i name her after my favorite actress Keira Knightly, she is so mixed i don't think i know what she is, I am half Taiwanese, and half black, Keira's mom is asian American originally from Laos, so i guess its fair to say she is Taiwanese,black,Laotian, and American.

My little princess one day after she was born

Keira one year later.

Keira, her mom and me at the park.
still ajusting to being a father for the first time, i tell you its hard work, i now appreciate everything my wonderful parents did for us kids growing up in africa, all the hard work and all those sleepless night was worth it, and i would gladly do it all over again.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

More of my personal favorite classic chinese songs.

Paula Tsui 徐小鳳 順流逆流

I don't know who the artist are,in this video but i remember this song when i was a kid, the thing i love about these songs where the easy layback nature of the songs.

and check out this song of two legendary singers performing together, Teresa Teng & Paula Tsui live on stage.

And finally if you like the group 12 girls band from Shanghai, than you will love these guys, playing a classical Chinese folk song, 茉莉花.

Musicians back than it seems had passion for thir work, you can feel every emotion in the songs,the songs had meaning,and these songs no matter how old will remain timeless.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

some old and random pictures i found in the attic.

My Dad (first on your left) with members of the agriculture mission to Africa, my dad still work for the Taiwanese government in south africa today.

My dad first again on the left, with friends back in Taiwan.

Old family pictures of us in 1982, my dad is the first on the right, i am the one in shorts and a shirt, my brother is behind the bike. the picture was taken in Liberia, africa. the car in the back was my dad first car he bought in africa. my God that seem like a century ago.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tribute to the legendary Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng.

probably the best chinese singer to ever walk the surface of the earth, Teresa Teng, was a legendary singer from Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. She enjoyed immense popularity amongst all Chinese-speaking people and in the rest of East Asia, particularly in Japan, for some 30 years. Teng was known for her folk songs and romantic ballads, which remain popular to this day.Teresa Teng, was born in Yunlin county , Taiwan, on January 29, 1953. she had 3 elder brothers and one younger brother. Displaying her sweet singing voice as early as in her childhood, she had been popular in Chinese societies worldwide for three decades and truly established her status as a superstar after her melodies penetrated the Chinese mainland. At the height of her fame, Teresa even eclipsed the dominance of China's then leader Deng Xiaopeng. People were comparing the influence of senior Deng to "little Teng" of Taiwan.Besides her native tongue Mandarin, Teresa also sang in Cantonese, English, Japanese and Indonesian. Her Hokkien songs were of course quite popular, especially for those who could speak the dialect.

Long time asthmatic, Teng died from a severe asthma attack while on holiday in Chiang Mai, Thailand at the age of 43 on May 8, 1995. She was given a state funeral at home in Taiwan, with the Republic of China flag draped over her coffin and the ROC President Lee Teng-hui in attendance.
These music videos of her songs, are some of my personal favorite.

if there were any angels among us, she was truly one of them, i grew up listening to her songs, and whenever i hear them today it brings back tons of good memories, its going on 13 years since she left the world, but in the hearts of millions of her fans around the world, she will never be forgotten. may her soul rest in everlasting peace

just for laugh

A man suspected his wife of seeing another man. So, he hired a famous Chinese detective, Mr. Deng, to watch and report any activities that might develop. A few days later, he received this report:Image

Most honorable sir:

You leave house.

He come house.

I watch.

He and she leave house.

I follow.

He and she get on train.

I follow.

He and she go in hotel.

I climb tree-look in window.

He kiss she.

She kiss he.

He strip she.

She strip he.

He play with she.

She play with he.

I play with me.

Fall out of tree, not see.

A clollections of my favorite chinese proverbs.

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.

A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.

A book holds a house of gold.

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.

A book tightly shut is but a block of paper.

A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.

A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.

A filthy mouth will not utter decent language.

A fool judges people by the presents they give him.

A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.

A nation's treasure is in its scholars.

A rat who gnaws at a cat's tail invites destruction.

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.

Be the first to the field and the last to the couch.

Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.

Dig the well before you are thirsty.

Do good, reap good; do evil, reap evil.

Do not employ handsome servants.

Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still.

Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet