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

Monday, May 31, 2010

A beautiful song....................

I really love this song (最浪漫的事) The most romantic thing.
Here are two beautiful rendition of the song.
the first one is by 赵咏华 (Zhao Jue Hua) the original singer and the other is by 卓依婷 (Timi Zhuo).

Here is Zhao Jue Hua version..............

And her Timi's veriosn..............

Truly a classic............

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Summer of fun...............................................

Its been a while since i last blogged, i have been so so busy, but it seems this summer will be a great one. on the family front, my brother family and mine are all excited and getting ready for our big family reunion in Taiwan this December.

Keira on the other hand is growing up way too fast for my liking, she is watching Icarly now instead of Dora the explorer or curious George, Hmmmmmm i have this feeling its gonna be hard to let my baby leave the nest, but hey i still have a long long time before i worry about that

Here are some Pictures and videos of what we have been up to.....................................

and check out these funny family videos......

I have been doing a lot of pranks on my family here is a good one on Keira's mom

This one is of me and Keira in the Park, i am asking her about what she is going to do for her daddy when she grows up........

Friday, May 7, 2010

Remembering Teresa Teng 鄧麗君 15 years after her Death......

Her voice has been described as the ultimate healing balm for broken hearts. Her smile was said to be warm enough to melt a glacier and her unwavering patriotism for Taiwan was unquestionable, and every year millions of fans of the legendary Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng 鄧麗君 , pause to remember May 8 the sad day when she was taken from this world.

Here is another one of my favorite song from her, this is the Japanese version of her song she call who will love me?

Miss Teng was hugely popular in Japan too, laugh and cry with her in this video as she wins three consecutive title for best singer in Japan.

Even 15 years after her untimely May 8, 1995 death, Teresa Teng, hands down remains one of the biggest sensation ever to hit the Chinese music industry in Taiwan and China, and she remains the most influential cultural figure for the global Chinese community.

Miss Teng not only enjoy huge success in Taiwan where she was born, but all over Asia. her clear and sweet voice, and her heart rending love songs , appealed to both young and old, and even today her music and beautiful voice can still be heard in Chinese communities across the world.

As we mark the 15 anniversary of her passing, let us remember what a great woman she was, let us all her loyal fans do everything to keep her memory alive, Even though she has left us, for millions of us who are her loyal fans
she will always be our idol.

How could we not love this woman who
through her many songs made us feel happy, sad, and countless other
emotions that cannot be describe. RIP Miss Teng.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Chinese actress Tang Wei to play Teresa Teng in upcoming movie......

As the 15 anniversary of the death of Legendary Taiwanese songbird Teresa Teng draws near, it is been reported that Taiwanese Director Ang Lee has been given the go ahead by the family of Teresa Teng to adapt her life story to put to the big screen, and Lee has chosen renowned mainland actress Tang Wei to play the legendary singer.

Teng's family says Tang Wei has a very similar face and temperament to Teresa Teng, and they consider Tang Wei to be the only actress who could play Teng.

Tang Wei

Tang Wei and Director Ang Lee

An asthmatic, Teng died after suffering a serious respiratory attack on may 8 1995 while on holiday in Thailand and was given a state funeral in her native Taiwan.

In the 15 years since her death, film producers from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan have been trying to put Teresa Teng's story on the silver screen, but all have failed to get authorization from her family until recently.

As a huge fan of Teresa Teng myself, i could not be more happier, i cannot wait for the day this film hit cinemas around the world.