Songs & Music

光良 Michael 《那些愛過的事 All That I’ve Loved》

一直都很喜欢光良的歌。

他的《童话》风靡全球,连中国的同胞,凡有华人的地方,也深深爱上它。

光良,你是我们马来西亚的骄傲!

千盼万等,光良终于又有新歌出炉了。

我在这里跟大家分享,希望你会喜欢。

那些愛過的事 All That I’ve Loved

擁擠的城市
把你我推向開始
愛情來得太遲

來不及理智
以為找到了彼此
會是一生一世

從此以後孤單心事
又多了另一個名字

用愛裝飾 不同故事
都鎖在同一個位子

於是 那些愛過的事
就當作成長的儀式
只要期待有下一次
就不會想起誰的樣子

只是 我愛過你的事
卻像跟著我的影子
遺憾的是你看不到
我還在愛著你的樣子

作曲 Composer:光良

OP:星娛音樂有限公司 XYmusic

作詞 Lyricist:徐培年

OP:Alfa Music International Co., Ltd.

MWM15101

ISRC TWQ371501001

製作人:何俊明@藍芽文化

編曲:Wave G

吉他:吳俊毅@藍芽文化

第一小提琴:蘇子茵

第二小提琴:李思慧@藍芽文化

中提琴:周以勝@藍芽文化

大提琴:范宗沛

鼓:陳柏州 Mr.Q @Mr.Q studio

和聲編寫:Brandy(田曉梅)

和聲:Brandy(田曉梅)、鄒謦蓬

錄音師:王永鈞、陳柏州 Mr.Q

錄音室:Mr.Q studio、藍芽文化事業有限公司

混音師:林正忠

混音室:藍芽文化事業有限公司

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Chinese New Year 农历新年

Chinese new year (CNY) is always a great time of reunion.

农历新年是团圆的好时光!

CNY 2015 Reunion Dinner
CNY 2015 Reunion Dinner

Many of us may be working far away from home town, busy schedule prevents us to visit our parents and relatives often. CNY is one of those beautiful moments you can share with them.

常在远远外地工作的游子,繁忙的作息无法让我们常常回乡探望父母和亲友。农历新年往往就是你可以与他们共享美好相聚时光的好机会。

2nd Day of CNY at Concorde Hotel

2nd Day of CNY at Concorde Hotel

I heard young people telling me that CNY is such a waste of time. Big groups of family friends gather together doing “aimless” activities like gambling, chatting (or gossiping), cooking and washing. CNY is no longer treasured by our younger generations. Why? I can think of a few reasons for this phenomenon.

 

我常听年轻朋友说,农历新年是最浪费时间的节日。一大群的亲戚朋友聚在一起做些毫无意义的活动,例如赌博,讲闲话,烹饪和洗刷。我们年轻的孩子已经不珍惜农历新年的日子了,为什么?我可以想到几个原因。

  1. Nuclear family structure becoming a norm – How do we define a family now? The first thing comes into our mind is “husband, wife and children”, right? This is our society’s “normal” family structure. We do not encourage living with our parents because they tend to interfere our family affairs. There are many good points to live as a nuclear family – the couple can learn to cope with life independently and therefore develop maturity in their characters. The downside of this is that these children grow up without interacting with grandparents very much. Grandpa and gandma are guests who come to visit them once in a blue moon – and their visits often create arguments between their parents. The antidote is to increase the opportunities for the children to interact with extended family members like going outings, travelling, shopping or having meals together. Do not make CNY is the only time the children meeting their uncles, aunties, cousins and nephews.
  2. 核心家庭成为常态 – 现在我们如何给“家庭”定义呢?第一个进入脑袋的应该是“丈夫,妻子和他们的孩子们”,对吗?这种“核心家庭”是我们社会所谓正常的家庭结构。我们不再鼓励跟父母同住,因为他们会越权干涉我们的家务事。当然,核心家庭有它可取之处 – 夫妻俩可以学习如何独立处理他们的生活,从而帮助发展他们更成熟的品格。可惜的是这样的家庭结构让剥夺了孩子跟祖父母交流相处的机会。爷爷奶奶,公公婆婆是偶尔在他们家中出现的客人 – 儿往往他们的造访成为父母争吵的原因。处理的方式是让孩子有更多的机会跟延伸家庭成员有更多交流的机会,譬如一起去郊游,野餐,购物或共餐。别让农历新年成为孩子遇见伯伯,叔叔,姑姑,舅舅,姨妈,堂兄弟姐妹,表兄弟姐妹的唯一时间。
  3. Parents’ hypocrisy – When we are not with the extended family, our children hear complaints and gossips about grandparents, uncles, aunties, cousins and nephews. The words are filled with anger, jealousy and sarcasm. During CNY, they see parents’ facial expressions change and sweetest words come out “naturally”  from the lips – they are seeing the hypocrisy and they hate it. What the parents ignore or despise, the children reject. The antidote is to be REAL. We live a life which always give honest credit and praise to our extended family members, stop all the striving and jealousy among siblings but be thankful for each one of them.
  4. 父母虚伪的品格 – 当我们的延伸家庭成员不在身边的时候,孩子听见的都是一些对他们不满的埋怨和闲话。话语中充满着愤怒,妒忌和讥讽。农历新年一到,他们看见父母马上换了另一副嘴脸,好听的话很“自然”挂在嘴边 – 孩子看到的是虚伪,他们讨厌这种嘴脸。父母所忽视和轻视的,孩子就会拒绝。解决的方法就是活得真实。我们愿意常常衷心赞美延伸家庭成员的好,停止所有的彼此争竞和妒忌,也为他们来感恩。
  5. The influence of Western individualistic culture – The Western education and culture is mostly based on a self-centred operational mode. When parents are not placing importance to the value of community (which is one of the core value of Chinese or oriental culture), mutual love and generosity of blessing others, we should not be surprised by our children’s inclination of living a life looking at their own interest only. They will abhor any inconvenience arising from interacting with extended family which does not bring “benefits” to them. The small amount of money inside the red packets does not worth their effort to endure the inconveniences. The antidote is to teach community and oriental value by living examples. We practice generosity by giving to family and friends’ needs, encourage to live inconveniently for the sake of others, constantly remind our children of the positive value and root of the oriental culture and not idolising the Western culture and value (though they do have many good parts for us to learn from)
  6. 西方个人主义的影响 – 西方的教育和文化常常以自我为出发点。当父母不再把社群价值观(它是中国和东方文化的核心价值),彼此相爱和慷慨祝福他人的美好品格视为重要,我们不能责怪孩子活出处处只为自己的自私。他们会鄙视任何毫无利益且又带来不方便的相处时间,就算是新年红包里少许的金钱也不足以让他们去承受那么一点点的不便。解决的方式是以身作则,教导他们东方传承的社群文化。我们慷慨解囊帮助有需要的亲戚和朋友,鼓励他们愿意为了别人的好处而忍受一点不方便,不断提醒孩子外国的月亮不比本地的更圆更亮 (虽然西方文化也有值得我们学习的),东方文化和我们的根里面有许多值得我们去学习和传承的正面价值。

Of course there are many more reasons and ways of helping our children to appreciate CNY and the cultural value therein. You are welcome to give your suggestions via the comment in this post.

Our CNY tradition - Dim Sum brunch

Our CNY tradition – Dim Sum brunch

Above all, LOVE is the main reason for us to celebrate CNY. We want to share our love with our extended family members. We want to full heartedly wish them goodwill and blessings.

诚然,我们有很多其他的方法来帮助我们年轻的孩子去欣赏农历新年和这个节日所包含的精华。我欢迎你们在这篇贴子下留言提供你们宝贵的意见。

最重要的是:爱是我们欢庆农历新年的原因。我们愿意跟家人亲戚和朋友分享爱,衷心祝福他们。

A Christian friend share this CNY song with me via his FB. It was composed by his church friends. I love it – CNY is a time we recount God’s grace and blessings and be thankful in our hearts. CNY is also a time we want to share with our extended family members, relatives and friends the love of Jesus as we experience it daily.

一个基督徒朋友在面子书分享了这首他教会会友所编写的贺岁歌曲。我很喜欢 – 农历新年是我们回想神的恩典和祝福,且怀感恩的心来赞美他。农历新年,我们也要跟亲朋戚友分享耶稣的爱 – 因为我们每天都经历耶稣的爱!

I hope you enjoy this new CNY song – 蒙福

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There’s a new world somewhere

I was so thrilled to get this link from Brother Kim Voon this morning.

If you are in my age group (i.e. 50’s and 60’s), you remember those times when we sang this song in Christian Fellowship. The song spells out and declare with confidence that our hope is in Christ because we have this relationship with Him. Praise God!

I really hope you enjoy this song. For the “not so old”, please listen to it and you will be surprised by the kind of songs your parents or grandparents loved.

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When I cannot see 看不见的时候

一首非常经典的诗歌!

人生未免有起落。

走在高山,有欢欣跳跃的时候;走在低谷,有沮丧疑惑的时候 – 不管你是信徒或不是,这些都是无可避免的真实。

圣经从来没有应许我们天常蓝,花常开,它却告诉我们在苦难和疑惑的道路上,这位慈爱的主牵着我们的手一步一脚印地走过,这不就已经足够了吗?

基督徒无法改变环境,除非神有更高的旨意,他不会刻意去改变自然的定律。

当暴风骤雨的患难中,我们是埋怨神不拯救我们脱离苦难?还是依靠主带领我们走过苦难呢?

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Manchester becoming the best city in the UK!

Yay! My “Second Home” Made It To The Top!

My daughter, Wynne, shared this article with me. I didn’t know that my “second home” (See here for previous blog) is becoming the best city in the UK.

Am I glad? Yes and no.

Yes – it becomes famous, not only because of the two football clubs, namely Manchester United and Manchester City, but it has other well balanced attractions in history, arts, modern entertainment and cultures.

No – with the Malaysian ringgit earning capacity, it may be becoming too expensive for me to visit this city.

Anyway, congratulations Manchester, I am proud of your progress and development since I left you in 1987.

You may view this article’s original blog entry here.

8 reasons Manchester is the best city in the UK

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Chinese song – 苏有朋的“珍惜”

images人生在世,你珍惜过些什么?

有人说,人最悲哀的就是活在永无止境的埋怨和颓丧中,从前所遇见的人,所经过的事都是你前进的绊脚石。Adeline Birthday

真的,我们常把一切的美事和顺境当成理所当然,它们本来就应该为我效力。反过来,我们却让许多的不足和逆境变成埋怨的理由。

要活的开心,更有意义,我们要学习珍惜和感恩 – 珍惜曾经的甜酸苦辣,珍惜曾经走过的岁月,珍惜曾经陪伴在身边的人。。。。。

今 天早上跟一班朋友去唱K。在最后的时段,我有机会唱这一首“珍惜”,心中很感恩,原来围绕在身边的许多年长的公公婆婆都那样疼我,不断鼓励我在生命的道路 上不言弃地向前进,更不断在很多的教会活动中支持和伸出援手,这一切,我由衷地说:“谢谢您们,我会珍惜这一切,成为我们共同的记忆。”

虽然我唱的“珍惜”没有苏有朋唱得好,可是,我真的很用心去唱,也借这首曾经是我最爱之一的歌曲,献给所有爱我的朋友们。

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Chinese song – 苏有朋的 ”雪来的日子“

snowing你是否也曾怀念飘雪的季节?

也许是怀念,也许是突然想起苏有朋那把深情演绎的歌声,我在YOUTUBE找到这首曾经是我的最爱的歌曲“雪来的时候”。

听 “雪来的时候”,我已经不是莽撞少年,甚至也不是正值青年。。。。那时我已经40多岁了。我无意中从爱FM的龙虎榜中听到它,被它的歌词和苏有朋款款深情 的嗓子吸引住了。我是跟正处少年时期的女儿一起听。她的反应是:“很普通而已,没什么特别吸引人的唱腔和音乐。”我明白,她在寻找的是特别唱腔的歌手,要 有明显真假音切换,要有突出的音乐伴奏。。。。。这些都不能从“雪来的日子”里找Alec Su到。

也许是年龄差距,代沟的存在是必然的;也许是我们所寻找和期待的歌曲和音乐不一样,我还是怀念我载着她去教会参加青少年团契的途中一起听过这首歌,成为我们共同拥有的记忆。

雪來的時候(華視倚天屠龍記[片頭曲])

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Ten Thousand Reasons

A Beautiful Worship Song

The very first time I heard about this song was in DUMC’s prayer gathering. The first impression was that the tune sounds “Chinese” and it was very catchy.

When my daughter Wynne came back, she started to play this song in the house too. Apparently the song has become “top of the pops” in the UK churches, especially among the younger generations. She also helped us to find a Chinese translated version of “ten thousand reasons”.

Thank God for good talents which are offered for His use – it becomes a blessing to many.

Matt Redman
Ten Thousand Reasons (10,000 Reasons) (Bless the Lord),
New Album – 10,000 reasons, Year: 2011

Bless the Lord, O my soul
O my soul
Worship His holy name
Sing like never before
O my soul
I’ll worship Your holy name

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Chinese song – 苏有朋的“背包”

Alec Su这个背包里有你的梦吗?

苏有朋已经不再是“小虎队”里的“乖乖虎”。

今天的苏有朋在演艺圈是个响铛铛的名字,也在模特儿圈子里开始另外一个春天。

我还是喜欢当年带点羞涩,腼腆和笑容满面的苏有朋。

人不能停留在从前,人要不断地学习,进步,改善和成长;苏有朋是这样,你我有何尝不是如此?只愿在成长学习的过程中,我们不会丢失了原有的纯真,热忱和梦想。

这些东西,你我到底失去了多少?难道这是成长的代价吗?

听听苏有朋的“背包”。。。。你是否回到年轻的岁月?你是否还拥有着那份热忱和梦想呢?

祝福你,朋友!

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