Monday, August 27, 2018

Music: Tian Mi Mi

My family and I saw "Crazy Rich Asians" over the weekend, and to be honest, we were pretty underwhelmed. While it was fun seeing an all Asian and Asian-American cast in a mainstream Hollywood movie, the movie in question was a maudlin, predictable, and (dare I say it?) boring romantic comedy. "Enter the Dragon" it was not.

I did like the "Crazy Rich Asians" soundtrack, though - not just the meta Mandarin and Cantonese covers of famous Western songs, but also the Chinese standards the producers weaved in, sometimes as subtle background music. Hearing Teresa Teng's timeless voice during a high-society party in Singapore means a lot, even for someone who doesn't speak a word of Mandarin:

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