Posts Tagged ‘online songs’

Good-bye Ox; Hello Tiger

This Sunday, the 14th, is the first day of the Year of the Tiger, and the Bay Area is a great place to celebrate. Lunar New Year celebrations big and small can be found all over. We usually love the pan-Asian New Year Festival at the Oakland Museum, which is the right mix of performances, food, and crafts for kids of all ages. But unfortunately the museum is undergoing renovation this year so they won’t be holding the event.

On Monday, February 15 (President’s Day), the Bay Area Discovery Museum will hold their annual Chinese New Year Celebration with lion dances, and arts and crafts projects. It is generally crowded but fun. More info is here.

And of course the largest parade outside of Asia is held in San Francisco at the end of the two -week New Year holiday, this year on Saturday February 27 at 5:15 pm. More information is here.

On a smaller scale in the East Bay, I noticed during a recent visit that Ranch 99/Pacific East shopping center in Richmond will have a lion dance performance on Saturday February 20.

In the spirit of the season, here’s a song our whole family memorized after a pre-school new year performance last year:
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Happy Mother’s Day!

In honor of the day, here are the lyrics of the song 我的好妈妈 (My Good Mama). Happy Mother’s Day to all the hao mamas out there.

我的好妈妈
下班回到家
劳动了一天, 多么辛苦呀
妈妈妈妈快坐下
妈妈妈妈快坐下
请喝一杯茶
让我亲亲你吧
我的好妈妈
我的好妈妈

wo de hao mama
xia ban hui dao jia
laodong le yi tian, duome xinku ya
mama mama kuai zuo xia
mama mama kuai zuo xia
qing he yi bei cha
rang qo qin qin ni ba
wo de hao mama
wo de hao mama

My good mama
After work, come home
Working all day, so tired
Mama Mama quick sit down
Mama Mama quick sit down
Please drink some tea
Let me give you a kiss
Let me give you a kiss
My good mama
My good mama

 

Chinese Songs with Translation

A friend just sent this link, which has a few popular Chinese children’s songs available to download, with pinyin and English translation. Here is the link for Two Tigers 两只老虎 – the most popular song, with the strangest lyrics (and a familiar tune).