Friday, February 15, 2008

愛是 LazyMuthaFuckas' Valentine

One of my favorite Valentine tunes. I always prefer this live raw version over Sammi's even though 华仔 sounds like he's doing 'a constipated Elvis on the throne'!

Sammi's video looks like a bad PSA...But it's quite funny if you play both simultaneously slightly outtah sync like badly dub Kung Fu flix. Why ju LazyMuthaFuckas have to go breaking up!?#!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

你到底爱不爱我?! 'do you fucken love me or not?!’

It wasn't even Kareoki time yet @ my cuzzin’s Fukien Wedding last week when I caught this DJ belting out obliviously ‘你爱不爱我?你到底爱不爱我?’(Do you love me or not? Do you phucken love me or not?!) with his IPOD headsets on as if no one else was listening… one else was watching. I just happen to be passing by to get an extension cable from my car & the dude was on a smoke break.

I Youtubed the song in my futile attempt to decipher its lyrics & here it is:

I speak Cantonese, all I’ve been able to get in my limited Mandarin is the chorus thus far. But the key words 到底 really drives the message home. 到 literally means ‘to arrive at or to get to’ & 底 means ‘the bottom’. I think the chorus is saying ‘let’s get to the bottom, cut the crap & tell me if you love me or not’. So depending on the tone of voice, ‘你到底爱不爱我?’ can be asking sincerely, ‘I need to know, so just tell me, do you love me or not?’ or with a little more intensity, he's sayin ‘do you fucken love me or not?!’ 

Monday, February 11, 2008

我們可以. Bush Is Not America, Amen! 南大門, 告别. Namdaemun farewell...

REST IN PEACE 南大門 NAMDAEMUN. The National Treasure of Korea & one of my favourite Night Markets in Asia was brought to a blaze by arson last nite. I remember buying a knock off Korean made Fender Stratocaster there when I shot 'Broken Roots' few years ago. Considering how much of Korea's historical treasures were destroyed by Japanese occupation (including the city walls that surrounded Seoul up until the early 20th century), it's a shame that someone wouldn't have enough respect for the few landmarks that are still standing.