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New Year Melody
    2007-01-08 10:06:31     CRIENGLISH.com

Broadcasting time: 2007-01-07

On today's edition of China Melody, we'll listen to some more festive tunes to welcome in the New Year but today, the songs come from Chinese communities all over the world. Here's Xiaohua.


Reporter: Chinese Babes is a two-girl band from Thailand. Both members, Wawa and Beier, are half Chinese and half Thai. They speak fluent Chinese and represent a group of overseas musicians who started eyeing the Chinese market after South Korea successfully flooded the scene.


Over the years, their unique Thai-flavored singing style, lively dance tunes and the fusion of the Chinese and Thai cultures embodied in their songs have gained them a large following across Asia.


This Happy New Year song is typical, with its lively tune, hard beats, and sweet and enticing Thai vocal style. They sing happy Chinese greeting words, which go like this: Chinese babes wish you a happy New Year. Whether you're Thai or Chinese, you'll feel joyous after hearing their greeting, Chinese New Year, Thai New Year, we wish you all happy another year.


Lets have a listen.


New Year is an international holiday, a time when a lot of us will re-examine our work and life over the past year and assess if we met our original goals. It's also the time when people set new resolutions. But no matter what people decide, it's always a time for new hope.

The following upbeat track Original Dream from Taiwan pop star Fan Weiqi encourages us to keep pursuing our dreams. We also hope it will serve as an encouragement for us all. The lyrics go, "Hold fast your original dream, go to where you want to go. How can you give up in the middle of the journey? Realize your true aspirations. Let's enjoy.


When we look back, quite often some of us will watch the old year flash by with a sigh. There's always some regret with that sigh, for unfulfilled dreams or missed opportunities to spend precious time with friends and family. But never mind, you have time to make it up as long as you keep the faith in yourself and keep working hard. Thats what the song Brilliant Future by Singaporean pop diva Sun Yanzi, or Stephanie Sun, suggests. The song sends a message that the unknown future promises of brilliant days and colorful life, if you can take control of your life.


Let's have a listen.


Now China Melody will conclude with Hong Kong singer-actor Andy Lau's New Year song, Wish You A Prosperous Year. We also hope all our listeners are blessed with a prosperous year, and as the lyrics say, we wish kids are intelligent, girls find devoted boyfriends, and everyone's business is good.





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