Frances Yip: "Shanghai Bund" on Rolling Good Times - Media Corp.
According to the interview, Ms Yip has recovered well from an illness. She is in her 60's but looks 35. Just as pretty and slim as she was many years ago, Ms Yip sings gospels too besides the usual pops. Her biggest hit ever, *"Shanghai Bund", was so successful it rocketed her to fame. With some of her funds she put a deposit to buy an apartment in Singapore. Smart lady.
When Lee mentioned that she looked petite and young in her tiny dress, she replied that her retro dress was 30 years old. Listen for the applause afterwards.
*The song which is in Cantonese, was not performed on local television. For those who are not familiar with the dialect, a translation:
Seung Hoi Tan (上海灘)
" Rushing waves, ever flowing waves
Thousand miles of torrential river flowing ceaselessly
Washing away all worldly affairs
Bringing in a new world for you and me
Is it happiness or sorrow
In the rushing waves struggling
Unable to differentiate the two
Success or failure
In the rushing waves unable to for see our future
Loving you despising you
Don't you realize that
My love is like an endless flowing river
Once it flows, will not retreat
Flowing through the many bays
And still struggling...
My feelings I'm unable to suppress them
In happiness and in sorrow
Unable to differentiate them...
Though wishing still to overcome those waves
My heart has endured enough
Of the rising and falling of love and of life..."
Translation by White Libra Texas.
Images: Richard Toh's Facebook and Media Corp Channel 5 screen grab.
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