Never say never

Life is full of surprises.

If you had asked me 10 years ago if I could imagine myself being married to a Chinese High-educated military engineer and sitting in a car enjoying Hokkien songs, I would have collapsed laughing at you. Puh-leeese…! MOI?! Talk about total culture shock! [Stereotypes can be very misleading as I’ve found out. :P]

And yet today I found myself actually enjoying the 881 soundtrack with Zibin. I still don’t understand the songs without subtitles or reading the lyrics. Yet, the melodies are surprisingly pleasant (v upbeat and sweet despite the often sad or ‘cham’ lyrics) and the quality of singing is actually pretty good.

At times like these, I’m glad I married a Singapore heartland boy who has had such different experiences from me. I never really felt like I belonged here, but with Zibin as my companion and guide, I feel a lot more at ease.

I guess it shows… never say never. And with an open mind, you never know what you might come to enjoy (or who you might marry!) ^^

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A sample of 881 ditties:

[audio:http://animann.negimaki.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/881-ye-hua.mp3%5D
野花唔通找

[audio:http://animann.negimaki.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/881-yi-ren-yi-ban.mp3%5D
一人一半感情襪散

881 OST:一人一半 duet [Thanks Vee for the lyrics!]

一人一半,感情不散
一人一素故 (1/4),感情才会久
时光累积,安静的泪滴
一心去追,爱那么可贵
这样的人,这样地等
无非是等个回应眼神
为爱翻滚,不急伤痕
甘心为你一生都浮沉
这样的人,别笑我蠢
傻傻地心痛也不觉疼
就算残忍,就算天冷
等你想起这没用的人

一人一半,感情不散
已经找到爱,为何要离开
时光累积,安静的泪滴
一心去追,爱那么可贵
这样的人,这样地等
无非是等个回应眼神
为爱翻滚,不急伤痕
甘心为你一生都浮沉

一人一半,感情不散

已经找到爱,为何要离开
已经找到爱,为何想离开

9 Comments

  1. ha ha Vee, i just found out from parents-in-law today that “一人一素故” means “one person one quarter”. Zibin also didn’t know that one. Nice song!

    Zibin say this phrase frequently used for friendship. But this song sounds more like love song eh? :o Then again, for the characters in the film, it’s a closer-than-sisters friendship. Very, very sweet. :)

  2. i hated it when they used to play the very techno kinda hokkien songs for getai downstairs..hahaha… but i truly enjoyed the songs in 881 too! i feel that they are very direct and sincere and down to earth… haha

  3. ooo coool!! haha i din noe that about the “一人一素故” part either! yay, i learnt something new

  4. Ann,

    Maybe you should listen to “一支小雨伞” now haha… :)

    I love Taiwanese Hokkien songs :) They are lovely… Some of the lyrics are very good :)

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