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A Sociological Empath

SG Music: Tay Kewei x Alfred Sim on When Duty Calls 卫国先锋

Alfred Sim’s vocal delivery is no doubt reliable, but it is his wife Tay Kewei who enchanted me in the 卫国先锋 subtheme 以为的以为.

Bess Chan at iPreciation - Undertone Exhibition

SG Arts: Undertone Exhibition @ iPreciation Gallery

Yesterday saw the conclusion of Undertone, an exhibition at the iPreciation gallery of 3 emerging artists from Singapore: Yeo Tze Yang, Bess Chan, and Goh Jian Hong. As an aspiring creator myself – albeit of a different medium – I wanted to witness the efforts of these artists, two of whom...

Joanna Dong 董姿彥 Sing! China

SG Music: Joanna Dong 董姿彦 on Sing! China 2

Last season, <Sing! China 中国新歌声> – renamed after 4 seasons as <The Voice of China 中国好声音> – kicked off stunningly with Singapore’s Nathan Hartono 向洋. He swept all 4 judges off their feet and finished an eventual 2nd. Incredibly, this season’s first episode again featured a Singaporean: Joanna Dong 董姿彦! Watch her...

Lyrics Translation of 林宥嘉 - 感同身受

Lyrics: Yoga Lin – Empathy (Translation of 林宥嘉 – 感同身受)

没想到,终于有机会为我的心灵哥哥表示什么了!当然,翻译林宥嘉歌曲的不只我一个。只修读过3个月文艺翻译课程的我,根本不能称自己翻译有多棒。不过,《感同身受》不仅是我翻译歌词的开响炮;林夕的歌词也深深表达了我今日所追求及勉励的人生态度。翻译它,算是延续宥嘉的音乐和态度吧?希望宥嘉可以一直指引我们歌迷的远方! I can’t believe I’m finally getting the chance to do something for my spiritual brother! Of course, I’m not the only one who has translated Yoga Lin‘s songs. Having only studied 3 months of literary translation, I can hardly claim my translation to be any good. Yet not only...

Chinese English Lyric Translations

Translating My Love for Chinese Music

Chinese is in my blood. It gives colour to my skin and forms the first legible sounds through my teeth. Despite my childhood prowess in math, there was a pride to being in a Higher Chinese class and, later, in entering Hwa Chong. That pride turned out to be a...

NUS Resonance Concert 2016

Review of NUS Resonance Concert – ‘Next Stop: Forever’

On the night of 11 Jun 2016, I attended ‘Vocal Obsession VII – Next Stop: Forever’, a biennial showcase by my school’s premier acapella group, NUS Resonance. It was staged at the University Cultural Centre Theatre, a modest but intimate venue which can seat up to 455 audience members, including...