Oh, well. It's Chinese.
I'm the type of person who will watch a drama in whatever language they are using as long as the plot is good, the characters' acting is good, and the graphics are good. Lately, I have been watching a lot of Chinese historical, fantasy, romance, and comedy-dramas. Though a lot of their dramas are painful and tragic, I still can't help myself watching if the heroes are all handsome. LOL, just being honest. But before you watch the dramas, there is always an opening song, right?
I bet you always skipped that part. Am I right? To be honest, I do sometimes but just only when the song isn't so catchy to my ears or not melancholic enough for me to get carried away from the overflowing emotions that were conveyed behind the lyrics of the song. There are even songs that I saved in my playlist from the dramas I watched. Some of them are old songs that maybe people have already forgotten but for me, it's still gold.
Here are some of it.
If you are a fan of Jackie Chan's movies, maybe you are familiar with this song. This is the theme song for his movie, "The Myth", produced in 2005. I haven't watched the movie yet, still, I got attracted by the melancholy of this song. I discovered this song first when I'm exploring some YouTube videos about Chinese Guzheng instrumental covers by Jingxuan. It's nice to listen to this sometimes when you want to cure your headache caused by the stress of your daily lives problems.
Qing Fei De Yi
This song is from the hit drama series, "Meteor Garden". Who else doesn't know that? It just feels nostalgic listening to this song again. I still remember how I spend my time in my neighbor's house just to watch when I was young because we don't have a television yet. Since then, most of the people in our place will tease me and kept calling me "Shancai" every time they see me because I'm a Chinita. Even now that the drama has a lot of adaptations, they still remember that name and will tease me again. At first, I was irritated but now I get used to it. I just smile at them when they call me by that name. Well, I just realized that there is nothing wrong with it. Barbie Hsu who played the role of Shancai is beautiful, you know.
This one isn't from a drama series but a movie called Crazy Rich Asians. It is a Chinese version of the song Yellow by Coldplay. It was played at the end of the movie where everything was already settled. If you are not familiar with the movie, it was the movie in which Kris Aquino is an extra character playing the role of Princess Intan where Constance Wu, the main character, has a little chat with her.
I'm still stuck on Episode 6 of this drama series called Ancient Love Poetry. A story about Chinese gods and goddesses, tribulations, heroism, love, tragedy, rebirth, and sacrifice. It's a good drama series but it's kind of painful to watch. Much painful as what the song conveys. While listening to the song, you'll think that it is a beautiful maiden singing with a heavenly voice. But then, if you look up who is the singer, you'll get shocked as well. It is because it is actually a man who sings that song but with a maiden's voice. It's just like Marcelito Pomoy singing but only with his female voice.
Have you liked those?
Then, come and cry with me. Just kidding. It's nostalgic, right? It brings memories though I can't understand the lyrics. I have been trying to learn Mandarin but up until now, all I know is "Nihao!", which means "Hello". It's surely tough to learn another language. What's important is you enjoy listening to the songs. Thanks for being here and thanks for reading!
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