Dao Lang’s New Song

It’s a lot to translate, so I won’t do it. Suffice to say that this outcast of China’s entertainment industry is back after a 10-year hiatus. Condemned by mainstream pop stars as someone who can only make music for farmers and other lower forms of life, Dao Lang makes a reentry with his satirical song Luo Cha Maritime City.

Luo Cha is an imaginary city in a Chinese fable where everything is judged to be the exact opposite as in the real world. The ugly is considered beautiful. Intelligence has no value. Stupidity is cherished. He also alludes to pimps and chickens. There is little doubt which country and what people the song is referring to. Only time will tell if the authorities decide to take action.


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Coco Lee & The Principles She Stood By

Some people would surrender their principles for the sake of earning more money. Some people would rather give up their riches than surrender their principles. the late Coco Lee belonged to the former. I’ve never been a fan of Coco Lee, but after learning about how she stood firm against fixed competitions, she has my respect. Eason Chan is not that principled. He bows or even kneels in the face of political pressure.


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爱的天地

I remember when I was in primary school in the 1970s, my cousins from Malaysia paid us a visit in Singapore and brought us to the movies. That movie was 爱的天地 starring 翁倩玉. It was a touching story of a young, idealistic woman diagnosed with cancer. She decided to spend the last days of her life as a teacher at an orphanage. There are many lovely songs in the movie It’s a bit like the Chinese version of the Sound of Music. I got acquainted with songs like 海鸥 and the memory stayed with me for life.

It’s amazing that 翁倩玉 learned to play the guitar in just 4 days.

I managed to find the movie on YouTube. It’s nice to reminisce. It’s also amazing that I can still remember so many scenes from the movie even though I’ve only watched it once when I was in primary school.


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