Had an overdosage of Chinese songs last night karaoke-ing. Seriously, i feel like an Indian among a lot of Chinese people. I must say, it felt really strange. All of them sang Cantonese/Mandarin songs while i couldnt read a word.
Even the Chinese songs that has some English words in it didn't make sense. Like what does this mean? Please try to decipher. "I love I hate, I will fade away." Sounds nonsensical right? And that's just one example.
When i say i feel like an Indian, well, just imagine what you can do while others are belting it out in a language you don't understand and the screen is displaying chinese characters that you can't read. So what do u do? U fiddle with your stale beer, u pretend u like and understand what they're singing, or u just enjoy the company there.
And well, don't even think about singing your English stuff. They'll be wondering what the fark you're singing, or you can just syiok sendiri ler, HAVE YOUR MOMENT and be done with it. But in such environment where you're outnumbered, HAVE ONE MOMENT will do. :)
At least i knew one or two chinese songs. I guess karaoke partners are important i realize. Coz you're basically there to sing and have fun. Of course the occasion is the priority, but hey we all make time for fun. I was happy just singing I dont Like To SLeep Alone with another friend who knew the song on another occasion.
A friend of mine just went karaoke with his gf, only 2 people and i know of another friend who did that. More privacy and you get to belt it out without a care for anyone.of coz, the more the merrier, but sometimes maybe it's good just as a stress reliever.