I love listening to music from around the world, especially music in a language I’m trying to learn. In the past couple years that I’ve been studying Mandarin and watching Chinese dramas, I’ve been slowly building a list of various Mandarin language songs and artists I enjoy. Since I haven’t had too many shows to write about lately, I thought I’d share some of my faves on my playlist. And to make it extra challenging, I picked songs that were not from dramas I’d watched.
How’s your New Year so far folks? I’m gonna party all weekend with family and friends. It’s a long weekend for me too since I don’t have work on Monday! YESHHH BABY!! I only managed to compile a few TV stations down below. I’ll try to update more when I’m sober? ^_^
With my new job, I don’t have a lot of spare time these days like before, especially on week days. Won’t be able to cut and upload individual clips so you guys have to work those warrior fingers through the scrolling button! Lol.
Cannes Film Festival 2017 is currently taking place in France, from May 17th to May 28th, a week-long event to celebrate and preview films of all genre from various parts of the world. From China this year, we have two films in the mix, under different categories. I rarely do watch movies so maybe one of our readers could shed some lights on these two undiscovered gems. One is director Li Rui Jun’s Walking Past the Future and the other being a short film A Gentle Night directed by Qiu Yang.
Even before Female Prime Minster (Lu Zhen Chuan Qi) was released, the opening song has already captured my interest. It’s sung by Li Yu Chun’s deep, soulful voice and backed by an impressive mixture of strings and drums. And guess what I just learned? Our perfect OTP also lends their voices to sing the ending theme, called “Mood.” I like it already, Zhao Li Ying sounds very sweet and adorable, and Chen Xiao could use some improvement. It’s like he’s speaking his lines. 😛 They already look compatible from heads to toe, must they sing too? GAHHHHHHH. Too kute.
Find the HQ DL links below to both songs. Help me with the translation, if you’re free. 🙂