(Song of the Year – KAY TSE Music: Christopher Chak Lyrics: Wyman Wong Composer: Gary Tong Producer: Alvin Leong)
曾經在乎一切 被突然摧毀 剎那比沙更細
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.)
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”
Many of my Taiwanese friends love to make fun of Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s English accent.
On the YouTube clip of his short English speech officiating Taipei Universiade, some netizens commented that his accent is actually the typical Taiwanese-English style, while some opined that his accent could make him a good Japanese speaker when he switches.
Another clip showed that Ko, previously a doctor, explained to Taiwanese reporters that he could only speak English on the third day of his U.S. business visits. And he said that there is a lack of English-speaking environment in Taiwan. Continue reading “About English speaking and listening”
Fellow Malaysians have been very frustrated and angry these few weeks. Several issues are troubling us. Among others, Election Commission’s redelineation plan which analysts accused as favouring the ruling coalition in the coming general election, and the Anti-Fake News bill – which analysts warned might be silencing government critics – has been tabled in the Parliament.
Some are so disappointed and said that they might consider migrating elsewhere. If you observe the grumbling, the reasoning is as if telling you: once we migrate, all our problems will be solved. Or they thought at least it might not be as politically suffocating in their future adopted home country / territory. Continue reading “How about greener pastures elsewhere”