Saturday, September 22, 2018

Mooncake Festival (城里的月光) In Singapore 2018

As a child, I enjoyed the mooncakes provided by my mother. She would go all the way to North Bridge Road to buy them from a particular shop that was supposed to be selling the best moon-cakes on our island.

When you take a bus to this shop, look out from the window and you will see this huge building with a giant poster hanging on the outside wall, displaying a picture of the prettiest and most famous lady that season, the Queen of the Mooncakes. 

Most of us are familiar with mooncakes and the myriads found commercially today in different colours and shapes (ugh, they get so ugly and tasteless). I go beyond the cakes and try to learn the many Chinese moon songs? Some came from my mother...
Under The Silvery Moon (在银色月光下 俞淑琴) Video from Philopentatonia


Here's a short, short list of Chinese songs with moon themes that could get you going, some classics, some new:

Go After The Moon (月亮走我也走)
Blooming Flowers, Full Moon (月圓花好)
Moonlight In The City (城里的月光)

Moon On the 15th (十五的月亮)
Under The Silvery Moon (在银色月光下 俞淑琴)
Half Moon Rising (半个月亮爬上来)

The Crescent Moon (弯弯的月亮)
Look At The Moon's Face  (你看你看月亮的脸)
Like The Moon, Like The Stars (如月如星)
Wishing We Could Last Forever (但愿人长久)
The Moon Cries Privately (月亮偷着哭)
It Was The Fault Of The Moon (都是月亮惹的祸)

The Moon Represents My Heart (月亮代表我的心)
Western Cool Moon (西凉月) 
Abyss Moon (黄泉月)


A lovely Mid-Autumn Festival to all readers.

Most of the above songs were selected by Peter Wang for a culture and history magazine called, China Whisper.) 

Moon Festival and Moon Symbols. Check them out:

Images and YouTube Videos

4 comments:

STEPHEN HAN said...

The Enpress Moon Cake in Middle Road was quite popular in the 60s.My father’s favourite moon cakes were from Nam Hong Lee in Purvis St made by Hainanese makers

KOH SUI PANG FB said...

Saya sudah makan 2 moon cake already,,no more in stork ...heee tomoro just watch other people eat lor 😭😭😭

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ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

THANKS TO ALL FRIENDS AND READERS WHO SENT MID-AUTUMN GREETINGS FROM SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, INDONESIA, UK, US, AUSTRALIA AND CANADA.

I couldn't transfer them to the blog since they were sent mostly to the iPhone through WhatsApp.

Nobody uses email anymore I think. Just a couple of friends.


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