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

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Another Beautiful song by Timi Zhuo 卓依婷.................

I so love this song by Timi Zhuo one of my favorite singers.
This song was originally sung by 韩宝义(Han Bao Yi)but hands down i love TiMi version the best.

卓依婷 (Timi Zhuo) - 粉 红 色 的 回 忆 Pink Memories (梦 里 的 依 恋)

The lyrics goes something like this.........

The summer passed silently by, leaving behind a small secret.

压心底压心底 不能告诉你
I cannot tell you of the pressures in my heart.

晚风吹过温暖我心底 我又想起你
The evening breeze blows warmth into my heart as I again reminisce about you.

多甜蜜多甜蜜 怎么能忘记
How can I forget all the many memories, sweet as honey?

不能忘记你 把你写在日记里
I cannot forget you, I write about you in my diary.

不能忘记你 心里想的还是你
I cannot forget you, the one I still miss most in my heart.

浪漫的夏季 还有浪漫的一个你 给我一个粉红的回忆
A romantic summer and the still romantic you, gives me a pink memory.

哦 夏天夏天悄悄过去 依然怀念你
Whoa With the summer silently passing by, I continue to cherish you.

Every word about you also calls memories to mind.

就在就在秋天的梦里 我又遇见你 总是不能忘记你
Having met you again in an autumn dream, I will never be able to forget you.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Lou Jing 娄婧 update......................

Sometime ago I wrote a blog about racism in China which was brought to the national spotlight when a black Chinese girl Lou Jing appeared on the Chinese reality television show called “Let’s Go! Oriental Angels,” Lou Jing gained national fame and notoriety — largely for her skin color.
Now CNN international just did a story about Lou Jing, and racism in China.

Here is part of that story...........

Lou's experience has put a spotlight on perceptions of race in the country and the challenges China faces as its economic boom fosters a more ethnically diverse society.

"I am Chinese," Lou said. "But when I read the comments, I started to question myself. I never questioned myself before. This time I started to think about how I am different from others."

As China rapidly expands its ties with Africa, commentators said Lou's story exposes deep racism in China, where the ethnic Han are in a vast majority.

In the southern city of Guangzhou, where residents refer to one downtown neighborhood as Chocolate City,because there is a large African population concentrated in that area,local newspapers have been filled in recent months with stories detailing discrimination and alleging police harassment against the African community.

"In Guangzhou, to be frank, they don't like Africans very much," Diallo Abdual, told internationa reporters, he came to China from Guinea west Africa 1 1/2 years ago to buy cheap Chinese clothes to ship back to West Africa for sale.

"The security will beat you with irons like you are a goat," he said. "The way they treat the blacks is very, very bad." He and others pointed out the spot where in July several Africans jumped from an upper-floor window to escape an immigration raid.
One migrant was reported critically injured in the fall, and a large number of Africans marched on the local police station in protest. The Guangzhou Security Bureau said in a statement at the time that it had a duty to check that foreigners living in the city were there legally.

"In the same year Americans welcomed Obama into the White House, we can't even accept this girl with a different skin colour?" wrote Hung Huang, a talk show host and magazine publisher often described as "China's Oprah Winfrey.

Although Lou is still working towards her dream of being a television presenter, she said the episode had left her less optimistic about whether she can find a place on China's airwaves.

"They want a TV host who is considered traditionally beautiful," she said.

"Ever since I appeared on TV, I realised that maybe I don't fit the image of a TV host. Many believe a TV host should have white skin, high nose and big eyes."

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The beautiful and talented Chang Hui Mei 张惠妹 (A-mei)...........................


Ok so its been a while since popular Taiwanese singer Chang Hui Mei 张惠妹 (A-mei) , have come up with anything that i really like, but i still have a lot of love for her, i think she is a really great singer.
A-mei made her debut in the world of music in 1996, achieving instant mega commercial success. She has frequently been called a diva of the Mandarin pop music scene, as well as the "Pride of Taiwan". She has won numerous music awards and become one of the biggest music sensations within pop music of the Mandarin-speaking world.
She hails from an aboriginal tribe in Taiwan, the Puyuma people on the rural southeast coast.

A-Mei sparked anger in China couple of years ago after singing at the Taiwanese president's inauguration.

She sang the national anthem of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and was subsequently blacklisted by Beijing.

US soft drinks giant Coca-Cola was forced to drop a multi-million dollar advertising campaign in China that featured her.

Here are some of my favorite songs from her...

but this song she calls can i hold you is absolutely my favorite of all her songs.....

Since exploding on to the Chinese pop scene in 1996, she has released three acclaimed albums, performed to sell-out audiences and netted dozens of awards in Asia.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The gorgeous Landy Wen(溫嵐)...............

popular Taiwanese singer Landy Wen(溫嵐) has one of the best voices in the Taiwanese music industry, though it seems that her talent is often overshadowed by her rumored relationship to the "King of Asian Pop" Jay Chou, the singer/songwriter who has been revolutionizing Taiwanese sound over the past decade.
Fortunately, despite the efforts of the tabloid journalists, Landy is an accomplished singer in her own right, having released five albums since her debut in 1999.

here are some of my favorite songs from this talented singer...............

and and i really love this duet with this guy call Jason.......

A member of the Atayal ethnic group, Landy Wen is one of the few Taiwanese aborigines to become a musical star. She is currently slated to star in the TV Drama "Less Than Zero" (Announced 2010), a retake on Bret Easton Ellis' classic novel that will be set in Taipei.