Your Weekend Entertainment is Back

May 31, 2013

Your Weekend Entertainment is Back

After a long intermission, your weekend entertainment is back, thanks to Mr. Bean who e-mailed from New York. What better occasion to re-launch this programme than on the eve of His Majesty Yang Di-Pertuan Agong’s Official Birthday which falls on June 1, 2013.

Dr Kamsiah and I join all Malaysians, wherever they may be, to warmly wish His Majesty Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah and Her Majesty Tuanku  Hajah Haminah binti Hamidun  all good health, happiness and peace. May His Majesty guide our nation into an era of prosperity amidst difficult times, given the state of our politics following a rather divisive GE-13.

Kamsiah and Din4To mark the Occasion, Dr. Kamsiah and I propose to take you down memory lane with songs by crooners of yesteryears. Pleasant listening, friends.–Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican

Bing Crosby

Perry Como

Nat King Cole

Frank Sinatra

Dean Martin

Earl Grant

Bobby Helms

Paul Anka with Sammy Davies Jr

13 thoughts on “Your Weekend Entertainment is Back

  1. Here’s a song for Najib from 51% of the voters. The lyrics are so appropriate. This also applies to Zahid Hamidi.

  2. Nice selection Dato, but somehow just can’t make myself into the mood into enjoying these great songs… could be I am still very hurt and angry being insulted by the Prime Minister, the Home Minister, a retired Court of Appeal judge, Utusan Malaysia’s Awang Selamat and that more-Malay-than-Malay Dr Ridhuan Tee Abdullah and the rest of the religious and racist bigots…. have a good weekend yourself nevertheless – with the lovely Dr Kamsiah.

  3. Ameen, for the fervant Happy Birthday wish! Really hope for his 2nd round Tenure Tuanku will be a little more than a C-Monarch with his old age wisdom.. the Nation’s PM is unlike his father! And thank you for the trip with the `Rat Pack’ Bing and Nat! Fancy a Young lady like Dr.K, an avid oldies crooners fan too! Throw in Andy William and tru blu jazz King Lewis, we`ll have a Ball! Have a nice holiday!

  4. Daulat Tuanku, our Dear Agung.
    Dato Din, good selection for our weekend.

    MJ has this song for BN; BEAT IT !

    Hokkien people has this FOREVER green version : 爱拼才会赢 (Ai Piah Cia Eh Yia)

    一时失志 不免怨叹
    Chi shisi ci e mian huan dan
    At a time when we lose, our ego would naturally blame.

    一时落 魄不免胆寒
    Chi si lo bie e mian dan han
    At a time when we falldown, our soul would naturally be terrified

    那通失去希望 每日醉茫茫
    Na tang sit gi hii bang, mui lit zui bang bang
    The memory of going through days of losing hopes and getting drunk

    Mbo hun wu dei qing qiu tiu jao lang
    My body is without a soul just like a scarecrow

    Yin shing ko pi si hai siong e po long
    But life really is just like the tide of the sea

    Wu si gii wu si luo
    They rise and fall by turn

    Ho un pai un
    Goodluck, Badluck

    Cong ma ciao gi kang lai kia
    Really, you just have to wake up and get to work, do it.

    三分天注定 七分靠打拼
    Sa hun ti cut tia, jit hun ko ba pia
    Thirty percent is Heaven’s will, Seventy percent is hard work

    Ai pia cia e ya
    To win, you have to give your all.

  5. Our Dear Agung

    “Woe to the land whose king is a child and whose leaders are already drunk in the morning. Happy the land whose king is a nobleman, and whose leaders work hard before they feast and drink, and then only to strengthen themselves for the tasks ahead”. (Eccl 10: 16-17)

    “When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe.” … Frederic Bastiat

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. Source – The Declaration of Independence

  6. Its weekend and wat ya know? King’s bday
    Let’s have a ball, a knight’s ball.
    For once in a year be a rogue knight on the dark side
    Drink some witches brew.
    You might finally see some robins and bats
    In our hobbit world of all night long bollywood.
    you need be fit though
    Might have a singh on your shoulder
    and another about to swing you around.

  7. Those who are regular visitors to this blog must notice that there are more than one Din Merican struggling to get out of him.

    There’s the debonair Din Merican moving within the corporate circle when he was with Sime Darby, rubbing shoulders with only the best and brightest. Then there’s the crooner in him swaying to the music of the ‘50s (of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin), and the ladies’ man in designer suit and red kerchief, forever willing and able to do their biddings.

    But whatever personality he chooses to be for the day, it is this other Din Merican that will not let him forget his roots that I seek ‘reconciliation’ with. This is the mama’s boy who spent his formative years in a sleepy hollow called Aloq Setaq who had his frolics as a young teenager within the shadows of Wat Siam (where his sidekick Tean-Rean was altar boy in later years) learning the ropes of how to be a successful entrepreneur and then frittering away his gains at the town’s only Amusement Park adjacent to the town’s Lorong Pintu Sepuloh (why it was so named I don’t know), playing billiards when not in school or out playing hookie.

    But it is not to him that I dedicate this song but to his lovely significant half, Malaysia’s Shania Twain who back in 2007 standing next to her daughter in a picture on this Blog, I had mistaken her to be the daughter and the daughter the mom. Sorry daughter.

    Your comments remind me of two books I read titled
    I’m OK, You’re Okay by Thomas and Amy Harris and Games People Play by Eric Berne in 1980s. It is about transactional analysis.

    You are right. The child in me remains. But I have two other components of my personality, the parent and the adult. You rate me too highly when it comes to the gentle opposite in a man’s life. Hope to see you in New York later this June.–Din Merican


    Thank you Mr. Bean — drkam

  8. This June? That’s too early. How about next Spring? The Scarlet Pimpernel in me has to remain. You can have Scarlet Johansson.

  9. By the way, how are you going to know me when you meet me?? After all these years, I am still Scarlet Pimpernel to you 🙂

  10. Here’s to Dato Din and Dr Kam. Reminds me of a guitarist Amry of D’Adza who can really belt this tune to the max.

  11. Next Change will begin June 8

    Meanwhile come Monday, GLD/$ might do another battle while the rest of fiats watch. Sleep well while you can.

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