after I wrote this, I received an email from a Teresa Teng fan. He subsequently
sent me several useful links of her music, lyrics, and translations. Thank you,
Net This site has a great write up of Theresa's life. What a wonder she was,
her beauty radiated from the heart. Lots of links, too.
We have no back-up plans for
a rainy day, certainly not a day for a picnic in the park. Mom's tie dyed black
tea leaf eggs will have to wait. So she asked me to translate some Chinese songs.
Here's one sung by Teresa Teng.
(4.6 MB - click and save as a file on your computer) see Note below.
Bon Journal Reader wrote in early January 2005 that the above MP3
is not the voice of Teresa Teng but a cantonese singer. Read my reply
and listen to the correct version on Bon Journal.
Zen Me Shuo
What's your excuse
I haven't forgotten,
you've forgotten me
wo mei wang ji, ni wang ji wo
my name you've said wrong
lian min zi ni dou shuo cuo
shows you've been lying all along
zheng ming ni yi qie
dou shi zai pian wo
I'll see what you will
kan jin tian ni ze me shuo
said you'll see me after two days
ni shuo guo liang tian
lai kan wo
So I've waited for more than
yi deng jou shi yi nian duo
hundred sixty five days I could hardly bear
san bai liou shi wu ge ri zi bu hao guo
I am nowhere in
ni xin li gen ben mei you wo
give back the love I gave to you.
ba wo di ai qing huan
4 August 2002 Sunday - unsettled
Teresa Teng was probably the most popular Chinese singer in this age.
Her songs had no boundaries, equally loved by the Japanese and the Chinese. My
parents loved her.
She was so popular, that there passed a saying in mainland
By day, Deng Xiaoping rules mainland China. But by night, Teresa
But tragically she died of an asthma attack in Chiang
Mai, Thailand in 1995 - only 43 years of age.
Here are some links:
music (comes on when you get to this site)
cuo = tswoh
qing = ching
xin = hsin
qie = chieh
= min zi
heart = xin
love = ai qing
year = nian
me = wo
you = ni
have = you (pronounced yo)