Karaoke sessions have been, and still are, one of the most fun ways to bond with buddies. Here are a few of our favourite classic, must-sing Cantonese hits. It took a parody, sang by Tseung himself, to get viewers and fans to pay closer attention to the song. With the sudden hype surrounding the song, netizens clamoured for Tseung to return to the music industry, to which he declined, preferring to lead a simpler life in his 50s. This was the theme song to the romantic martial arts film Gorgeous, starring Jackie Chan and Shu Qi. And for a handful, they might even stumble at the simplest of words.
Before I traveled to China, I thought I knew what karaoke was. But I was wrong. Where I grew up in the US , karaoke meant a microphone and tiny TV screen tucked into the corner of the bar. Chinese karaoke is on a whole different level. Even medium sized cities will have hundreds of KTV the Chinese name for karaoke spots. They range from small one or two person booths at the mall to huge, multi-level palaces with fully furnished VIP rooms. And those little booths? Simply tell them what room your friends have booked or let them know you need to book a room for X number of people and let them lead you through the labyrinth of interconnected hallways. There is a lot of variation depending on the style, price, and type of KTV establishment you go to, but the basic setup is the same. KTV rooms are furnished with comfy furniture, usually a large couch that takes up the width of the room.
Well, first and foremost being a Mandarin School we wanted to share another great way to learn Chinese , after all, learning Chinese songs is a brilliant way to do just that. Karaoke with a mixture of Chinese and foreigners has the capability of bringing out a whole wealth of different tastes. Teresa Teng is widely regarded as having one of the most beautiful voices in the history of Chinese music and hearing this song for the first time, the thing that struck me was the togetherness of our Chinese friends. It was almost mesmeric. From the downright beautiful to the downright bizarre. This particular song actually became famous as it was the theme song to the TV drama My Fair Princess. Always a good way to get your name out there!