Category: Music

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...

NUS Resonance Concert 2016

Review of NUS Resonance Concert – ‘Next Stop: Forever’

On the night of 11 Jun 2016, I attended ‘Vocal Obsession VII – Next Stop: Forever’, a biennial showcase by my school’s premier acapella group, NUS Resonance. It was staged at the University Cultural Centre Theatre, a modest but intimate venue which can seat up to 455 audience members, including...

The Queen Theme Song

Mediacorp Ch 8 Drama Theme Songs of 2016

Theme songs can make the difference between good and memorable, and between bad and acceptable. Just imagine buried in your thankless cubicle mountain, when suddenly, without headphones or speakers on, you hear a booming rendition of The Climb. Yikes that’s terrible! Go away Miley, my gawdddd! And stop twerking! That was a touch of...

The Dream Makers Theme Song

Mediacorp Ch 8 Drama Theme Songs of 2013

Theme songs can make the difference between good and memorable, and between bad and acceptable. Unlike 2014, 2013 was an experimental year. (At least that’s what we call a year of poor viewership figures.) Among others, 2013 included an idol drama, a startup drama, a male coming-of-age drama, a female coming-of-age...

Against The Tide Rui En Christopher Lee

Mediacorp Ch 8 Drama Theme Songs of 2014

Theme songs can make the difference between good and memorable, and between bad and acceptable. 2014 was a bumper year in viewership ratings for Mediacorp dramas. 4 dramas topped 1 million on average, and virtually all hit at least 930k. We know that the quality of dramas fluctuates, so I’m thinking...

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