Your Weekend Entertainment: Barry Manilow pays tribute to 1950’s and 1960’s


February 13, 2016

Your Weekend Entertainment: Barry Manilow pays tribute to 1950’s and 1960’s

Let us enjoy the voice and music of Barry Manilow, the composer, singer and entertainer of his generation this weekend with best wishes from us.

It was a sad visit during the Chinese New Holidays when Dr. Kamsiah came to see me in Phnom Penh. We visited the Killing Fields at Cheoung Ek (picture above) to pay our respects to those fallen Cambodians who were victims of the Khmer Rouge reign of terror. It was grim reminder of man’s cruelty to his own kind. It was just amazing that for politics we stood by as the genocide unfolded in Cambodia. That tragedy was repeated in Bosnia and Rwanda. –Dr Kamsiah and Din Merican

5 thoughts on “Your Weekend Entertainment: Barry Manilow pays tribute to 1950’s and 1960’s

  1. Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Indosat network. From: Din Merican: the Malaysian DJ BloggerSent: Saturday, 13 February 2016 22:52To: nasser_yassin@yahoo.comReply To: Din Merican: the Malaysian DJ BloggerSubject: [New post] Your Weekend Entertainment: Barry Manilow pays tribute to 1950’s and 1960’s

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    dinobeano posted: “February 13, 2016 Your Weekend Entertainment: Barry Manilow pays tribute to 1950’s and 1960’s https://youtu.be/n5dPWO8SigA Let us enjoy the voice and music of Barry Manilow, the composer, singer and entertainer of his generation this weekend with best wis”

  2. Here’s the voice I can’t forget.

    And this is the song that makes me sad, thinking of what my country is now under a very corrupt Najib administration.

    A pusat perniaga yang terkenal di seluruh dunia yang akan jadi bankrup tak lama lagi. Saya tertanya, apa sudah jadi, Tok Cik dan Orang Malaya. Apa lah salah generasi kita? Kita yang jadi tikus selama ini.–Din Merican

  3. My great grandfather had a town named after him, my grand father had a road named after him, my father was very active in UMNO pre Merdeka but died just after Malaya gained independence. I was brought up by a single parent who was a Matron overseeing 6 Maternity and Child Welfare Clinic in KL for the KL Municipality. As an old Malay family in KL we knew who’s who but things changed when UMNO became involved in money politics. To get ahead you need to know UMNO leaders and have money to burn. You also need the political connections to get contracts and awards not just for Class A to F construction work but right down to operate a canteen in a government building.

    There’s nothing wrong with our generation, we voted in the Alliance Party under Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tun Razak and Hussein Onn. It’s the generation that got swayed by Mahathir smooth talk and ultra Malay battle cry that changed the landscape. This was followed by the ‘direct negotiations’ , pink slip hand outs and the AP’s for the privilege that got Malaysia to where it is. Things have never been the same since Che Dets time and continue to get worse with each new PM.

  4. Orang Malaya, I was listening to Kartina Dahari whilst reading your post. Wow, you both created an emotional moment for me as a Malaysian. Is it really too late to go back to what we were?
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    The past is always full of sadness. There will only one Kartina Dahari and only one P.Ramlee and only one Ahmad Daud. Din Merican

  5. The past is alway full of sadness Dato Din? For me the past is full of happiness, life was simple and we had more freedom and liberty. Things were cheap taking into account the prevailing wages then. My first take home pay was $ 137.50 plus cola. I was a happy man, enough to have nasi campur for lunch and to attend rock concert at Stadium Negara. Leadership by example can be seen everywhere. The PM, Ministers and other heads of department had ‘open door’ policies. Even Royalties can be seen cycling in the villages or walking amongst the rakyat. Today it’s more for the photo ops or Kodak moment with big write ups in the papers.

    Aitze , not sure of your age but I had the opportunities to personally meet Tunku Abdul Rahman when he was PM, Tun Razak and Tun Dr Ismail and Hussein Onn. They were very open and casual, no bodyguards. Some of the Ministers then were so down to earth that we can approach them during their lunch or happy hour. Bahaman Samsuddin, Khir Johari, Senu Abdul Rahman, Ghaffar Baba, Tan Siew Sin, Hamzah Abu Samah, Sardon Jubir and many others. It didn’t cost me a penny to meet up with them. Today it’s a different story, too many gatekeepers.

    The MP’s are mostly teachers, ketua kampong and retired civil servants. A few journalist like T H Tan entered politics and eventually became Secretary General of the Alliance Party. It’s people like these that enable the Alliance Party to make a clean sweep during elections.

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