English Translation of 謝安琪〈年度之歌〉

〈年度之歌〉
作詞:黃偉文
作曲:Christopher Chak
編曲:Gary Tong
監製:梁榮駿

(Song of the Year – KAY TSE
Music: Christopher Chak
Lyrics: Wyman Wong
Composer: Gary Tong
Producer: Alvin Leong)

曾經攀上的天梯 曾經擁抱的身體
曾經在乎一切 被突然摧毀 剎那比沙更細
良夜美景 沒原因出了軌
來讓我知 一切皆可放低
還是百載未逢的美麗
得到過 又猝逝 也有一種智慧
(The ladders I’ve climbed, the bodies I’ve hugged,
Matters I’ve taken seriously are destroyed and became finer than sand.
A wonderful night and beautiful scene went off track unwarranted,
To let me learn to let go of everything.
The once-a-hundred-year beauty,
I have had and lost it – it still is a sort of wisdom.)

全年度有幾多首歌 給天天的播
給你最愉快的消磨
流行是一首窩心的歌
突然間說過就過
(Songs played everyday for the year,
They gave you the greatest joy.
The heartening song is popularity,
It somehow fades away unwarranted.) Continue reading “English Translation of 謝安琪〈年度之歌〉”

威爾斯康瓦爾語歌手 Gwenno

馬來西亞第十四屆大選塵埃落定,終於可以放心了。我也恢復上網看國外資訊的本性,結果找到了威爾斯康瓦爾語 (Cornish language) 歌手 Gwenno的音樂。

英國廣播公司BBC介紹康瓦爾語在威爾斯復興的故事,其中一個努力提倡康瓦爾語音樂的歌手就是 Gwenno,尤其是這首《Tir Ha Mor》。

Gwenno 的音樂很有迷幻的感覺,雖然聽不懂康瓦爾語歌詞,但還是聽得很過癮,因為那個感覺、氛圍非常酷炫。英國這地方很奇特,英格蘭的樂團很多,想不到威爾斯也有這麼棒的樂團。

我向來對威爾斯的認識僅限於足球明星,還有威爾斯親王與威爾斯王妃。 Continue reading “威爾斯康瓦爾語歌手 Gwenno”

The hard work begins now

Malaysia has welcomed back political veteran Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as its seventh prime minister.

Previously leading the long-ruling Barisan Nasional from 1981 to 2003, the 92-year-old premier now leads Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) to form a new government. Other than seeking Anwar Ibrahim’s earlier release from prison, the new government also promised to abolish goods and service tax (GST), and to review the country’s loans from China.

It is a new page in Malaysian history and many are putting a lot of hope in the new government. Mahathir is going to appoint Anwar’s wife Wan Azizah as the deputy prime minister, while waiting for Anwar to make a political comeback to take over as the 8th prime minister of Malaysia. Continue reading “The hard work begins now”

遊走在到處講廣東話的城鎮

勞動節假期前一晚出遊文冬,平時常常聽人家說文冬薑很有名,但我一直沒機會去走走看看,這次才決定要跑一趟。

晚上一到文冬就吃雲吞麵。那一檔雲吞麵開在角落間的咖啡店,由於客似雲來,點了兩客細蓉也要等上好一陣子。吃著乾撈雲吞麵的時候,就覺得他們的麵條不黏膩,而且有一股油香味,難怪隔壁桌有人點了「兩隻半」,也就是兩粒雲吞麵再加半粒,那位仁兄果真識貨。

吃了雲吞麵,我和友人去文化街閒晃,沒多久又坐在一家麵檔續攤。那個檔口人人稱之為「樹屎粉」,從晚上開到天亮,因為他們一家在很多年前就經營生意,很多半夜三點鐘出門去割樹膠的工人都去幫襯,炒麵、炒米粉、糯米飯、豬腸粉加上配料,到了現在還是很多食客愛吃,所以我們也一定要試一下味道。價格比吉隆坡地區低一些,但是材料十足,當晚餐或消夜肯定足夠。 Continue reading “遊走在到處講廣東話的城鎮”