"吃饱没” MV and Speaking Dialect On National Television
PRESS: ""吃饱没” (Jiak ba buay? or Have you eaten?) is a common greeting in Singapore. It is also the title of an upcoming info-ed drama series specially created for seniors. The series will be in Hokkien - a dialect many Chinese seniors are comfortable and familiar with. It will premiere on Mediacorp's Channel 8 dialect slot, on Friday, 9 Sep, 12pm."A “dialect” on local television? Wow, times have surely changed! 3 decades since a ban on Chinese Dialects in Singapore’s media (TV and Radio) in the 1980s, Singapore’s “Speak Mandarin” would now include “Understand Your Dialect”? Better late than never, sayeth a Teochew boy who can’t speak Teochew fluently except “Jiak4Boong3 Jiak4Muay1 BowBow3Toon1” … no wonder there’s such a huge disconnect between ourselves and our Chinese heritage!
Speaking dialects amongst ourselves at home, feels like we have been “speaking in secret” compared to it being embraced by the masses … as it we were secretly conversing while under a colonial war master or something like that! LOL
Time to move on … by looking back! hahahaha
This theme song from the series is composed by Jim Lim, and performed together with Ric Liu and Cavin Soh - essentially the trio formerly known as “Dreamz FM (梦飞船)”, famous in the 2000s in Singapore - for which I did a music video for their song "Together”(心连心) - sung with Evelyn Tan as the National Day 1999 theme song! #NICE