回到校園, 《华文?谁怕谁!》喔耶!

前兩周, 很榮幸的, 我受邀參與《华文?谁怕谁!》大挑战校園活动, 總共去了八所學校。

回到校園的感覺真好 :) 除了為同學們唱歌, 更重要的是, 我和他們分享了華文, 在我生命中扮演的重要角色。可能大家也知道, 在我當創作歌手之前, 我用英語交談比較多。 走上音樂的道路之後,我逐渐的下功夫, 慢慢提升自己的华语掌握能力。 因為身為創作歌手, 除了作曲, 也要作詞。 我剛發行的創作專輯里,有兩首歌是由自己填詞, 也希望接下來, 可以為自己更多的作品寫詞。除此之外, 在我的工作範圍里, 很多時候, 必須用華文交談。

通過流行音樂, 也能學華語。 我覺得很多時候, 在唱一首歌的時候, 必須了解歌詞的意義, 才能好好的去發揮。就這樣, 我在聽歌的當兒, 發覺了華文的美。我也常常提醒自己, 要多說, 多看, 多發覺, 華文才能進步!

《华文?谁怕谁!》通过有趣的问答游戏,让同學們從中感受中华文化,深化他们对华文华语的认识。我覺得這樣的學習方法真有意思, 也好有創意!同學們都好可愛, 也玩得好開心。 而我, 也從中學了好多!大家一起玩遊戲, 一起學華語的感覺, 真棒!

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在此要特別感謝推广华语理事会以及所有熱情的學生們, 老師們! 感谢你們让我重温上学时候的我! 我們一起加油咯! 喔耶!!!

Bukit View Secondary School | Cedar Primary School | Chongzheng Primary school|CHIJ St Nicolas Girls Secondary |
Evergreen Secondary School | Marsiling Primary school | Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’s Secondary School|Raffles Institution |

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《华文?谁怕谁!》校園活动有好幾場都是Y.E.S. 93.3FM DJ 家发主持的喔。

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Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’s Secondary School。。。

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Bukit View Secondary School 。。。

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CHIJ St Nicolas Girls Secondary。。。

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Raffles Institution…

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Evergreen Secondary School…

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Chongzheng Primary school…

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Marsiling Primary school…

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Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’s Secondary School :-)

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你帳照片讓我想起兒童故事書里的畫畫。。。你說像嗎?

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跑校园的时候, 常常在礼堂后台看见儿童故事书。。。那天翻开了一本 :) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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感謝所有學校! I had a wonderful time!

What is (25°C) +55:38:7 ?

Who would have thought that the very much taken for granted butter cake will get a new lease of life?

That’s when I did an interview with 《我报》my paper at 25 Degree Celsius [25度C], a quaint little cafe located along Keong Saik Road earlier in June.

You must be wondering why the name (25°C). The ingenious and passionate owners of this cafe shared with us that 25 is for the shop number, C is for Celsius and (25°C) is such an important temperature in the art of cookery. This is a neat little cafe that I hear has regulars coming back for the wide range of cookbooks it carries, famed chefs do drop by, and it also houses a test kitchen.

In many ways, I view cookery and music in very similar light. Both processes require heart and soul, patience, precision and time. So many ingredients (from herbs, seasoning, techniques | for music it is arrangement, mix, layers) go into the entire cooking process all just to give that final taste in your mouth. Making a record, is the same.

The other thing in common I had with this cafe was, both of us used numbers. 25 for them, 55:38:7 for my album!

I particularly loved the natural light in the cafe, the rows of cookbooks. I have big love for retro and I liked how this place has retro on the outside (being a shophouse on Keong Saik Road) and chic on the inside. And we sampled their cakes and beverages! I was doing two of my loves at the same time, talking bout my music over coffee and cake!

The butter cake was served warm, with vanilla scented whipped cream…I understand they used a sandwich maker to warm it up and that little touch went a long way. And to that, I say: “Hello buttercake! Long time no see! and Welcome back!”

Read the interview here!

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Receipe for a lovely afternoon. A cake+a lemonade+a book and sunlight.

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Behind the scenes..

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I couldn’t resist the cake looking at me, so I sneaked a bite during the interview. oops.

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Rows of cookbooks…