Sunday, December 14, 2008
here is one of my favorite videos from the talented singer...
The singer have won many awards including the 2006 17th golden melody award for best Taiwanese male singer, and the 2001 12th golden melody award for best male performance
Friday, December 12, 2008
Another singer who have been around for a while, and who i also have a lot of love and respect for is Han Bao yi 韓寶儀.
Here is a beautiful video from her.
冬恋/韩宝仪 or Winter love by Han Bao Yi.
She may not be Teresa Teng , nevertheless she is still a great singer.Her silky voice renders a wonderful feel, its like being carried to another place.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Although she sang mostly in Mandarin,Cantonese, and Japanese, Teresa Teng also had some English hits.
Here are some of my best English hits from the legendary singer.
鄧麗君英文組曲 / 1977年香港TVB電視台演出 / 演唱曲:Rhythm of rain /Heartaches at sweet sixteen /I'm gonna knock on your door/Lipstick on your collar.
鄧麗君 / 英文組曲 / Rhythm of rain /Heartaches at sweet sixteen /1977年香港演唱 / Teresa Teng / テレサ・テン @ Yahoo! Video
She was just such a great singer............
I am a huge huge fan of classic Chinese opera ballads, and music.Here is Timi Zhuo 卓依婷 one of my all time best singers singing a classic Chinese opera ballad call the Emperor's Female son-in- law.This song is an excerpts from some of the most classic and popular Chinese opera ballads.
为救李郎离家园 I left homeland for the life of my husband
谁料皇榜中状元 Unexpectedly I won the first place in imperial examination
中状元着红袍 Number one scholar is wearing the red garment
帽插宫花好啊好新鲜 It's quite a new and exciting experience for me
我也曾赴过琼林宴 I have been invited to emperor's banquet
我也曾打马御街前 I have been riding a horse along the emperor's street
人人夸我潘安貌 People praised me of my beauty
原来纱帽罩婵娟 but never know I'm actually a woman
我考状元不为把名显 All I have done is not for fame
我考状元不为作高官 and glory
为了多情李公子 but for my beloved husband
夫妻恩爱花好月儿圆 I wish someday we could be together again.
This album of Timi was released in 2003.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
It seem i cannot get enough of this girl, she is so damm good. here is another beautiful song from Timi Zhuo call Mother's kiss.
i love this song a thousand times, Timi like the late Teresa Teng have become my icons, she is just a great singer.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
卓依婷 出水芙蓉 （舞女)
Its an old classic, but i tell you it sound good today just as it did so many years ago under the hot African sun, in my father's house.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Those same string instruments and flutes are used today by China’s foremost world music ensemble, 12 Girls Band.
12 Girls Band, which is actually comprised of thirteen female musicians (so there is always a substitute ready to perform), were formed in 2001 after extensive auditions. More than 4000 contestants, all studying music at the most prestigious schools in China, were finally narrowed down to the current group. Their debut, "Beautiful Energy," was released in Japan in 2003, and the group still holds the record for the highest sales of any Chinese musical artist in that country, with nearly two million copies sold.
What an amazing group of beautiful young Chinese musicians. They play everything from traditional folk songs, to pop chart favorites, all on ancient Chinese instruments.
The music just sound so heavenly, it is so beautiful.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
With Grandma, and cousin Gavin before the party.
Keira getting ready to blow out the candles..
Some of the Kids at the celebrations...
Can you believe how fast kids grow these days? here is a home video of Keira and her Mom about a year and a half ago when she was about 6 months old.
Friday, September 5, 2008
The dreadful day was May 8, 1995, the place Chiang Mai, the kingdom Thailand. at the very young age of 43 Teresa Teng the Nightingale of the Chinese speaking world, was silenced forever.
Long time asthmatic, Teng died from a severe asthma attack while on holiday. Miss Teng was known for her folk songs and romantic ballads, which remain popular to this day, and can still be heard in allay ways and on the streets of China towns all over the world.
The legendary singer from Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, was probably the best Chinese singer to ever walk the surface of the earth.
Besides her native tongue Mandarin, Teresa also sang in Cantonese, English, Japanese and Indonesian. she was born in Yunlin county , Taiwan, on January 29, 1953.
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.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
In 1981 Teresa Teng 鄧麗君 made a couple of patriotic songs for the video series called Jun in the out post. she visited the Taiwanese troops on the front line.the service men were excited to have her among them . here are two of the videos from that series.....
In the outpost...
鄧麗君歌友會 視像 鄧麗君1981 君在前哨特輯..
She was such a down to earth person, no wonder she was so famous in Taiwan, and the entire Chinese speaking world.
Some of the best songs from the legendary Teresa Teng all in one video.
the song are some of my all time favorites.
路邊野花不要採 / 小城故事 / 甜蜜蜜 / 我怎能離開你 / 奈何 / 原鄉人 *** 鄧麗君 *** or
Roadside wildflowers not mining / Tales of a Small Town / sweet honey / How can I leave you / her original Xiangren *** ***
Yep she was that good and will never be replaced.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
I just bought her 1997 hokkien album entitle 恋梦(Love Dream) and i love it.
Here are two beautiful videos from the talented songstress...
She is just a great singer, and i can't wait till i have all her album in my collection
Monday, August 18, 2008
Here is her rendition of a popular Chinese song call the four seasons 四季歌
Liu Tao is truly bless with everything, she has good looks,she is a famous entertainer, and without any doubt she also has a beautiful voice.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Part of the translation of the lyrics goes like this:
How could I leave you,
How could I abandon you.
You are always in my heart,
Please doubt me not.
Let our loves always together
And will never split apart
Who else could be my soul mate?
Blue flowers bloom in bunches,
They are named 'forget-me-not'
Please pluck one and put it to your heart.
Flowers are beautiful but may wither,
Only love should not alter
Me and you,
Together from the start to the end,
Please doubt me not.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Here is part of the movie in Chinese...
secretly i know its awful, but i can't wait till the damm thing breaks, i am so sick of the movie right now lol.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I really don't know who the artist are, but they sound so good, i especially love the beat in both these videos.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
There is nothing like a bottle of beer and a bowl of noodle soup on a Sunday.
My daughter like me is a big Teresa Teng fan too, here she is in this short video dancing and doing one of her moves to the beat of Tian Mi Mi 甜 蜜 蜜 one of miss Teng's famous song, over the weekend.
She is so sweet, but i have the feeling when she is old enough and she sees this clip she is going to be so mad at me for posting it on youtube.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
My daughter Keira, and her cousins Gavin, and Kendrick all ready to go the party.
My mother in-law on the left,sister in-law in the middle and my wife on the right before the party.
I took this picture of the monks on their way to the future temple site.
I saw a couple of people with what looks to me like a money tree
The kids were all tired by the end of the day
More dancing and singing
There were a lot of people at the party.