Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Songs for the Season

These are my songs for the school season.

This song is playing every day at McDonalds where I go to study before class.

“Xing chi ma ma my ka bou cheee… You are my SWEEEEEETIE…. Lamekamuch sai chuia kang mu…. You are my BAAAABBBY!!!!” (in a sultry smooth man pop singer voice)

It is moving. That is for sure.

And this is the song that invariably comes up on my “wedding songs” playlist as I am rolling into the school basement where I park my bike. This is the story of my life changes in the last few months…

“I'm on my way from misery to happiness today, Aha, Aha, Aha, Aha
I'm on my way from misery to happiness today…. I'm on my way to what I want from this world
And years from now you'll make it to the next world, And everything that you receive up yonder
Is what you gave to me the day I wandered"

"I'll do my best, I'll do my best to do the best I can, Aha, Aha, Aha, Aha
I'll do my best, I'll do my best to do the best I can, To keep my feet from jumping from the ground dear,
To keep my heart from jumping through my mouth dear, To keep the past, the past and not the present
To try and learn when you teach me a lesson!"

Having an iPod is amazing. It keeps the “crazies” at bay when I am living in a country full of things and people I don’t understand. I can ride my bike down the street singing at the top of my lungs and no one has any clue what I am hollering about. It is wonderful. I can listen to “mom” podcasts and pretend that I am just another mom hanging out at the kid’s soccer game. I can put my earphones in and just ignore everyone trying to talk to me! I can listen to my Chinese language podcasts and HEAR the perfect pronunciation of all the words I am supposed to be learning!!!

1 comment:

Ed Ziebart said...

Sing it, Hallie! You definitely have a song in your heart. ~ momz