Category: Music

Mediacorp Ch 8 Drama Theme Songs of 2018

Mediacorp Ch 8 Drama Theme Songs of 2018

These days it’s hard to be a celebrity in Singapore. Over the past year, there have been news of Mediacorp celebrities getting engaged or giving birth to children. They include Alfred Sim and Tay Kewei, who have theme songs featured onscreen. Yet instead of returning congratulations, or simply scrolling past,...

SG Music: The Apex Project – 那一刻 on 知星人

SG Music: The Apex Project – 那一刻 on 知星人

Over 10 years have passed, since Ng Chee Yang 黄智阳 was crowned champion in the first season of Campus Superstar. While the runner-up Teresa Tseng 曾詠霖 (now 曾詠熙) has had successful runs on singing contests in China and Taiwan, Chee Yang has mostly flew under the radar in the region...

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.

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...

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