Here is TINA Turner- Your Entertainer this Weekend

November 21, 2015

Here is TINA Turner– Your Entertainer this Weekend

Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican brings for your weekend entertainmentDin and Kamsiah at ASEAN and Khmer Rest the sultry voice of sexy TINA Turner. Tina (born 1939) achieved the distinction being one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time; she has also been referred to as The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Turner has been termed the most successful female Rock ‘n’ Roll artist, receiving eleven Grammy Awards, including eight competitive awards and three Grammy Hall of Fame awards. Turner has also sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in history.

Her combined album and single sales total approximately 100 million copies worldwide, making her one of the biggest selling females in music history] She is noted for her energetic stage presence,] powerful vocals, and career longevity. In 2008, Turner returned from semi-retirement to embark on her Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour. Turner’s tour became one of the highest selling ticketed shows of 2008–09. Rolling Stone ranked her no. 63 on their 100 greatest artists of all time. In 1991, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Wikipedia). Enjoy the weekend. –Dr Kamsiah and Din Merican


Relax with Luis Miguel

November 18, 2015

Relax with Mexico’s Singing Sensation–Luis Miguel

I dedicate this Luis Miguel presentation to late sleepers in our part of the world and those whose day is about to begin or has begun in the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Africa, Canada, Europe and Russia. Enjoy the musical interlude from Mexico’s singing sensation, Luis Miguel. All the best from yours truly in Phnom Penh, Cambodia–Din Merican

Your Weekend Entertainment–Greetings from Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

November 14, 2015

Your Weekend Entertainment from Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Wat4

Greetings from Siem Reap, the home city of Angkor Wat and the Ancient Temples from Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican. This lovely city is an exciting and friendly place to be for a holiday break.

The hospitality and attention we got from the management and staff of the Miracle Resort & Spa reflect the character of city residents of Siem Reap. We are  happy to know that the General Manager of this resort, Thomas Lam is a Penang- born Malaysian.

Angkor Wat 3

We went to the famous Angkor Wat yesterday and took a lot of photos of the place. You can visit our Facebook to see them. But we will post two of them on this blog. It was great to be at this a UNESCO World Heritage site surrounded by many artifacts, busts and statues paying homage to the Buddha and the Hindu Gods.

We thought it would be appropriate to feature The Shadows’ Final Concert. We are having a good time, although Dr. Kamsiah is attending a dental convention. I am taking a short break from my duties at Techo Sen School of Government and International Relations, The University of Cambodia and will return to duty on Monday, November 17, 2015. Have a weekend and thanks for the memories.–Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican

Bonus-Cliff Richard and The Shadows

Weekend Entertainment–Countdown to Christmas and The New Year

November 7, 2015

Weekend Entertainment– It is Countdown to Christmas and New Year

How quickly the days pass and before long it will be 2016. At this din-merican-and-dr-kamsiah1stage, it is difficult to forecast what it is likely to happen in the New Year.

But of this Dr. Kamsiah and I are certain.The Obama Presidency will come to an end in 2016. The man who promised change will retire, and we can look forward to another Presidential Library and Obama’s memoirs. A new President with new slogans and promises of greatness for America will take over as Americans say Thank You, Mr. President to the outgoing Commander-in-Chief.

I remember seeing billboards along the Washington Beltway expressing gratitude to the outgoing President when President Lyndon Baines Johnson transferred power to President Richard Milhous Nixon in 1969. That’s the time-honored tradition in America.The Presidency is a respected institution. All said and done, Americans will recognise that President Barack Obama did his best for his country.

What about Malaysia? We love certainty and predictability and we got it. We will see the 1MDB scandal following Najib Razak into 2016 and he is likely to be around as Prime Minister of an economically impaired Malaysia. We seem to be in a gridlock and the harder we push for his political demise, the stronger he becomes.

There is nothing we  as citizens can really do about it, although we as wishful thinkers hope for change after GE-14 if we can have free and fair elections.UMNO will not remove him. Why?

Well, cash is king. As long as the cash keeps flowing out of our depleting Treasury, UMNO politicians will want to keep him power. The new slogan for Malaysia will no longer be Rakyat diDahulukan, Prestasi diUtamakan. In stead, we will have Rakyat dibebankan, Sapuman dikayakan.

Enough of politics.Let us enjoy our weekend with the voices of Bobby Darin and Frank Sinatra. The late Bobby was once touted to be the next Frank Sinatra, but he died young. His voice remains for posterity.

Dr. Kamsiah and I will play two songs from Bobby titled Mack The Knife and a bouncy but sad number, Artificial Flowers especially for our  good friend Cheam Tat Pang, and then we will let the crooner and swinger Hobonken NJ born Frank  Albert Sinatra “do his thing”.–Dr Kamisah and Din Merican

Bobby Darin

Mack the Knife

Artificial Flower

Frank Albert Sinatra

Canada’s Paul Anka–The Entertainer of My Generation

November 2, 2015

Paul Anka-The Entertainer of My Generation

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Paul Anka

I present to you the Composer, Singer and Entertainer of my generation from Canada, Mr Paul Anka. He composed songs for Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davies Jr He is a great talent. Let him show you what I mean. Please have a restful evening with my good wishes from Phnom Penh, Cambodia.–Din Merican


Your Weekend Entertainment–Go Country

October 31, 2015

Johnny Cash

Your Weekend Entertainment–Go Country

May Go Country bring back memories of the good ole times. KennyKamsiah and Din in PNP Rodgers starts the session with his Vietnam War tune, Judy Don’t Take Your Love Town. Somewhere along the track you will encounter the voice of the great Slim Whitman singing his popular Secret Love.

Dr. Kamsiah and I hope you will be able to identify the rest of them. American music is about variety from native, Jazz, Blues, Rock N Roll, Soul and more. It reflects the richness of uniquely American culture.

The year 2015 is coming to an end as we welcome November, meaning that December is not far away. We get a feeling call the  Blues.–Dr. Kamsiah in Kuala Lumpur) and Din Merican (in Phnom Penh).