Wednesday, 14 September 2016

"The Round Moon" by "Bukit Mertajam Boys"

Each year around the mid-Autumn festival, the Chinese radio stations will broadcast songs related to the moon. Besides the popular 月亮代表我的心 (The moon represent my heart) by Theresa Teng and the many versions of 花好月圆 (Beautiful flower, round moon), we will also hear 月亮圆 (The moon is round) by a band called 山脚下男孩 (Bukit Mertajam Boys).

The now dissolved 山脚下男孩 was a popular band in Malaysia in the 90s. The members are from the town of Bukit Mertajam in the state of Penang. Locally, Bukit Mertajam is known as 大山脚 ("tua sua ka" in Hokkien) and instead of pronouncing the full Bukit Mertajam, it is often referred to only as BM. During my secondary school years, songs from this group were often selected for school functions for their “correctness”. The correctness in this aspect referred to no elements of love and romance.

Those days, discipline teachers in the Convent schools are well known for their over protectiveness. More often than not, I often wonder if the high percentage of single woman is due to the doctrines of these Convent teachers…no pun intended, just my own wondering.

Amidst this wondering and memories of yesteryears, I’m glad to share 月亮圆 by山脚下男孩, found on YouTube. (Not the boring king kong years ago MV). By the way, “king kong years ago” is term coined by my super humorous colleague Aloysius to refer to some era long ago.  

Wishes you a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 但愿人长久 千里共婵...中秋节快乐。 

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