28th January 2017

Bāo měi shèng – Catch The Loach (包美聖 – 捉泥鰍)
Language – Mandarin (Bāo měi shèng is from Taiwan, and the majority of the population there speak Mandarin, so my assumption is that this song is sung in Mandarin. Happy to be corrected if I’m wrong!)

As today is Chinese New Year, I thought I would choose something in a Chinese language today. She has a lovely voice, and this is an adorable song about going fishing for loach. I also like how on the record cover Bāo měi shèng is promoting cycling. One might assume that she is a fan of outdoor pursuits!  

Anyway, Happy Chinese New Year!
恭喜发财 / 恭喜發財 (Gōngxǐ fācái) – this translates as ‘Happiness and prosperity!’
In Mandarin: /gong-sshee faa-tseye/
In Cantonese: Kunghei fatchoy /gong-hey faa-chwhy/

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