Poster for The Condor Heroes 95
1. Chinese Verse of the Day:
元好問 (1190 - 1257)
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2. Myths and Sweet Nothings ("神話,情話") is the theme song for the 1995 Hong Kong's TVB TV Drama The Condor Heroes 95.
The Condor Heroes 95 is one among many manga, anime, computer game, radio drama, TV drama, theatre production, and movie adaptations of the martial arts novel The Condor Heroes (1959-62 [revised 2003]) by Louis Cha.
The verse "問世間，情為何物，直教生死相許？" (What is love that people live and die for it?) is the theme of the novel and it is make famous among contemporary readers by Louis Cha.
This 1995 Hong Kong TV drama starred Louis Koo and Carman Lee.
The theme song is in Cantonese and is a duet by Chyi Yu and Wakin Chau.
The music is also composed by Wakin Chau.
There is a mandarin version of the song called All Who Are in Love ("天下有情人").
2a. Added: Thursday, February 4, 2016
I have just noticed that the title "天下有情人" is structurally ambiguous -- the title has different meanings if it is parse structurally in different ways:
天下 -- 有 -- 情人
under the heaven -- has -- lovers
天下 -- 有情人
(to or about) under the heaven -- lovers
My translation of "All Who Are in Love" has the second structural parsing in view.
Another translation of the second parse that I have seen in YouTube is "Lovers of the World".
3. ("Wakin Chau", Wikipedia):
"Wakin Chau was born in a rice store owned by his family in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong. Growing up as the fourth son in his seven-member family, Wakin learned to play the guitar when he was about 13 years old. In 1979, he left for Taipei to major in mathematics at National Taiwan University. During his college years, he sang and played folk songs in local coffee shops. This activity was a tradition among NTU students, and it is how Wakin learned to sing in Mandarin, which would be key to his future as a music-maker in Taiwan."
Wakin Chau's image is that of a positive and sunny person and I am not aware of any negative publicities about him.
I did not listen to music that much when Wakin Chau was at the peak of his career in the 1980s and 1990s and only catch up with some of his songs later on.
Wakin Chau used to be known as "Emil Chau".
"Emil" is the male form of "Emily" and it is a rare first name among Chinese.
I wonder why he chose "Emil" as his English name.
4. Myths and Sweet Nothings (1995) by Chyi Yu and Wakin Chau:
5. Two covers of Myths and Sweet Nothings (1995):
By Wakin Chau and Joyce Koi:
By Mani Deng (female) and Mai Zhen-shuo (male):
6. The original and some covers of All Who Are in Love (1995):
By Wakin Chau and Chyi Yu:
By Chyi Yu and Anson Ping:
By Chyi Yu (female) and Duan Xu-ming (male):
By Duan Xu-ming (male) and Miu Chu (female):
By Rax Teh (male) and Shennio Lin (female):
By Tracy Wang and Gary Sun:
7. The Lyrics in Traditional Chinese:
神話情話 -- 齊豫 & 周華健
合：愛是愉快 是難過 是陶醉
愛是盟約 是習慣 是時間
* 合：愛是微笑 是狂笑 是傻笑
愛是何價 是何故 在何世
Repeat *, #, #
8. The Lyrics in Simplified Chinese:
神话情话 -- 齐豫 & 周华健
合：爱是愉快 是难过 是陶醉
爱是盟约 是习惯 是时间
* 合：爱是微笑 是狂笑 是傻笑
爱是何价 是何故 在何世
Repeat *, #, #
9. Names, Words and Phrases:
Anson Ping (Traditional Chinese: 平安; Simplified Chinese: 平安).
Carman Lee (Traditional: 李若彤; Simplified: 李若彤).
Chyi Yu (Traditional: 齊豫; Simplified: 齐豫).
Duan Xu-ming (Traidtional: 段旭明; Simplified: 段旭明).
Gary Sun (Traditional: 孫伯綸; Simplified: 孙伯纶).
Joyce Koi (Traditional: 蓋鳴暉; Simplified: 盖鸣晖).
Louis Cha (Traditional: 金庸; Simplified: 金庸).
Louis Koo (Traditional: 古天樂; Simplified: 古天乐).
Mai Zhen-shuo (Traditional: 麥震爍; Simplfied: 麦震烁).
Mani Deng (Traditional: 鄧英婷; Simplified: 邓英婷).
Miu Chu (Traditional: 朱俐靜; Simplified: 朱俐静).
Rax Teh (Traditional: 王鄭浚仁; Simplified: 王郑浚仁).
Shennio Lin (Traditional: 林芯儀; Simplified: 林芯仪).
The Condor Heroes 95 (Traditional: 神鵰俠侶; Simplified: 神雕侠侣).
Tracy Wang (Traditional: 汪小敏; Simplified: 汪小敏).
Wakin Chau (Traditional: 周華健; Simplified: 周华健).
"Wakin Chau", Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia,
"周華健", Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia,
"元好問", Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia,
"神鵰俠侶 (1995年電視劇)", Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia,
"神鵰俠侶", Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia,
"金庸", Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia,