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Marsha, you sing in Tamil ah?

OK OK OK....I've got this bug and it's bitten me bad. 
Don't care lah. Since I've recorded all those stuff might as well post them and share or get lambasted for it, or criticised or crucified, never mind lah. 
Anyway, this is the second Mandarin song that I can! There are no others. The first one being Teresa Teng's  number...erm, can't remember the title summore, man. Anyway, anyway, anyway...this is the second one that I managed to learn. And it's also because one quarter of the song is in English, one quarter is humming and the other half is in Mandarin. 
I was still singing with Ji Yu Jin when I learned this (they all sing mandarin and I cannot just sing ALL English and Malay, right?) and the feedback I got was....erm, kind. The crowd, I would have to defend myself, were all mainly Mandarin and Cantonese speaking folks. I watch TVB series, right? I can speak Cantonese, right? Well, apparently, I can't sing in Cantonese very well!! LOL. Go figure!
And my Mandarin sound like Tamil. 
Sigh....and I make all that effort to pronounce all those words right and still whenever I finish singing this song, the crowd would tease me (when I am on a break offstage) wei KNEE, wei KNEEE, wei KKNNNNNNNNEEEEE.... somehow I am not pronouncing the ni (as in you in mandarin) right. And I have no friggin' idea how to pronounce it right so that it sounds like mandarin! 
What's the difference between NI, KNEE, NEE, and fooking NIE, you tell me?
Anyway, this is a song popularized by Shunza (one fooking helluva singer) called 'I write this song' in English; Sier EE Sow Ger in Mandarin. One of my favorite songs in the world. Better than 'Hui Jia' (Come Home) from the same singer. 
Sorry for the simplified piano-playing. I am not Mozart, YOU KNOW???!!! ('s easy to play this song if you know the basic chords of Beetles music. It's the C, AM, F and G combo thing) It's simple but the beauty is in the lyrics (LIKE I AM MANDARIN-SPEAKING...duh) and the melody. 
If you can't play the player, view on this blog here.


Unknown said…
So are you interested in learning Mandarin? My friend made a site for learning basic Mandarin, it's got audio files that you can listen to for free of northern Chinese people speaking simple phrases and sentences. The site is at
Marsha Maung said…
ha ha ha ha! thanks! I will visit the website and take it into consideration
Anonymous said…
I think it was nicely sung. I love the song too although i prefer the other song...hui jia


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