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I surprise people when they hear that I listen and know how to sing Mandarin songs, much less attend a Mandopop Concert. To many, I am what they call a 'Banana' - Yellow on the outside, white in the inside or "Jiak Kang Dang" - Someone who eats potato. Ironically, my staple is very much white rice! Lately, a new friend started commenting that I am a closet Lian ("莲").
In the words of Wikipedia:
"Pejorative term applied to a certain group of ethnic Chinese girls in Southeast Asia, especially Singapore and Malaysia. They are regarded as bimbos, and are stereotyped as anti-intellectual, superficial, materialistic, and shallow."
Closer friends exclaim at how non-lian I am. I am simply amused at the different vibes I portray.

In all honestly, there are few Mandarin artists I follow. They include; Jacky Cheung, Jay Chou, Sammy Cheng, Wakin Chau (Emil Chau), Faye Wong, S.H.E and A-Mei. They are all A-list artists and I largely know their songs for those rare karaoke occasions. If my iTunes playlist have any Canto / Mandopop songs, it would be theirs. That's as far as I will go. Really.

A-Mei (Chang Hui Mei)'s music goes back a long time to my Uni-days. Attending a A-Mei concert, besides her powerhouse vocals was also very sentimental. I hate to admit it, but I am really a very soft cookie!

Asia’s reigning Queen of Mandopop celebrates 15 years in showbiz with her musical extravaganza AMeiZING WORLD TOUR LIVE. Concert goers were promised an out-of the-world music experience as the Taiwanese multi-award winning vocalist entertained from 8pm - 11:30pm! A whooping 3.5hrs where the “Pride of Taiwan” delivered a repertoire of all-time favourite hits such as “Bad Boy”, “牽手”, “姊妹”, “三天三夜” as well as the emotional “記得”, “聽海”,“我要快樂”, ‘哭不出來”.

Kicking off her concert with an electrifying start, A-Mei, who was decked in a modern-take of her aboriginal costume with wind-swept curls, easily commanded the attention of the full house Singapore Indoor Stadium with her undeniable stage presence.

View from our seats
We had awesome seats in the house, as close as could right to stage for our price range (S$128). I even had my AKIRA flash stick from the National Day Parade whipped out! Cheesy to the max, but who cares!

A-Mei 张惠妹 - 日出

A-Mei 张惠妹 - 给我感觉

A-Mei 张惠妹 - 'High High High'

It was magical when A-Mei requested for all our mobile phone lights to be switched on as she sang 掉了 (Diao Le) from her 阿密特 A-MIT album. The studium turned into an illuminating canvas of stars!

A-Mei 张惠妹 - 黑吃黑 - 阿密特 AMIT
The much-respected music icon continues to evolve in her music and stage performances. She took stage with her alter-ego, AMIT(her Puyuma aboriginal name), rocking the stadium with 'Kai Men Jian Shan', and the Hokkien, 'You Dan Ni Jiu Lai'.
The AMIT segment simply ROCKED! Fawn on the other hand, hated it!

It was pretty insane to hear the entire crowd singing 解脱 (Jie Tuo) in a non-stop 40-minute long medley of ballads that best described the ups and downs in A-Mei's music career

And the crowd went wild when 听海 (Ting Hai) was sang!

Happy Concert-goers!

It was Fawn's 1st ever concert and as most reviewers had already commented, it was an awesome concert. With A-Mei pulling all the tricks to really entertain. I also came to know that Sr. Wendy's cousin, Ah Bong (Bass Guitarist) tours with A-Mei! Sr. Wendy really got a crazy talented musical family! At the end of the day, it was listening to A-Mei's vocals live that was worth every penny. In my opinion, the younger generation will be listening to A-Mei's music in time to come like how we now treasure Teresa Teng (鄧麗君)'s music.

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