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

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Another priceless Teresa Teng song......

She may have died more then a decade ago, but she was and is still is one of the most respected singer in the Chinese speaking world. here is another beautiful song from the late Taiwanese songstress call Meeting Tomorrow 相見在明天.

May she rest in everlasting peace.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Treasures in my basement.............

Over the past week i found a bunch of classic old Taiwanese music videos in some of my Dad old CDs collections i never knew i had, i have already posted a lot of these videos on my youtube page, i am posting some of them here on my blog, if you do like them check out the rest of the videos on my youtube page link i have on the sidebar of my blog.

I really don't know who the artist are, but they sound so good, i especially love the beat in both these videos.

Enjoy folks......

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Another beautiful Hokkien song by Joyce Lim....

Malaysian singer Joyce Lim 小鳳鳳 is quickly becoming one of my favorite singers, here is another beautiful hokkien song from her. she always look so happy in videos.

I really don't understand Hokkien, but songs sang in Hokkien sound so beautiful, i will have to see if i can find her songs in Mandarin, at least i understand that a little.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

A weekend of rest......

This weekend was very relaxing for me and the family, i just stay home, had a couple of beers, with chinese food and watched my daughter dance to one of Teresa Teng's song.

At the Asian store we shopped at, we saw this guy laughing, i just had to get a shot.

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

Laotian Outdoor party......

Today the whole family went out to a Laotian outdoor party in Monticello Minnesota about 45 minutes to an hour drive outside of the twin cities. My wife is originally from Laos, and the huge Laotian community here in Minnesota is trying to raise money to build a Buddhist temple in Monticello.

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.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Another beautiful song from Timi Zhou 卓依婷....

Here is another beautiful song from Timi Zhou 卓依婷, not many young singers today still sing traditional songs, thats one of the reason i like Timi Zhou so much.
卓依婷 - 新鴛鴦蝴蝶夢

She reminds me so much of the young Fong Fei Fei and Teresa Teng.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Pictures of my brother and his family visit to Minnesota...

My younger brother and his family from Maryland, have been visiting us for the past week, here are some picture of their time with us....

My Brother with Keira.

My Brother and his Kids

My brother and his family on their last vacation in Vegas.

Friday, July 4, 2008

The unforgetable Yang xiaoping 楊小萍......

In the 1950s and the 1960s Yang Xiaoping 楊小萍 was one of the biggest name on the Taiwanese music scene, My dad had some of her songs he used to played on LP when i was a kid growing up, i still remember her strong beautiful and unique voice in the house. Her voice still brings back a lot of good memories.
Here is one of my best songs from her. Teresa Teng also had a great rendition of this song too.
楊小萍 - 後悔愛上你

These old classics will last forever in my opinion,the songs were beautiful the lyrics were good, and the beat where out of this world.
Enjoy Folks.