Sunday, 3 January 2016

"I Am What I Am" - a Chor Lau Heung 1984

The following MV was inspired by Leslie Cheung's number "I Am What I Am". The song talks about his sexuality, which he decided to openly admit to the public. Here I apply a different context for Chor Lau Heung, in which he was just a normal man who fell in love with an amazing woman, yet their backgrounds were so different. Hence, when he had to choose between staying in the Palace with his love Song Siu Ching or returning to his wandering life despite her absence, he chose the latter. However, after returning to the Fragrant Boat, he still wished she was with him. The last scene depicts his disappointment upon learning that she wasn't coming (or so he thought....). 

Music is "I Am What I Am" by the late Leslie Cheung. "The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung" 1984 is the property of TVB Hong Kong. No copyright infringement intended. Yale romanisation and English translations are below the MVs. I took out the numbers for the MV subtitles, but I retained them here. 

   
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"I Am What I Am" - a Chor Lau Heung 1984 MV by icha74



"I Am What I Am"
by Leslie Cheung


我是我 多么特别的我ngo5 si6 ngo5 do1 mo1 dak9 bit9 dik7 ngo5
I’ll always love the way I am

多庆幸 大地有不只一种足印
do1 hing3 hang6 daai6 dei6 yau5 bat7 ji2 yat7 jung2 juk7 yan3
Happiness is that there’s more than one way to be happy

神造世人 种种色色都有他公允
san4 jou6 sai3 yan4 jung2 jung2 sik7 sik7 dou1 yau5 ta1 gung1 wan5
The biggest glory is that everyone is the Creator’s glory

我很庆幸 站在我屋顶快乐做人
ngo5 han2 hing3 hang6 jaam6 joi6 ngo5 uk7 ding2 faai3 lok9 jou6 yan4
No need to hide, I live for the life that I like

拿着我心 告诉世界何谓勇敢
na4 jeuk9 ngo5 sam1 gou3 sou3 sai3 gaai3 ho4 wai6 yung5 gam2
No need to disguise, I’ll just stand in the bright corner

Reff 1:
我是什么 在十个当中只得一个
ngo5 si6 sam6 mo1 joi6 sap9 go3 dong13 jung1 ji2 dak7 yat7 go3
I am what I am, means being a firework of a different color

葡萄园里 响起水仙子的赞歌
pou4 tou4 yun4 leui5 heung2 hei2 seui2 sin1 ji2 dik7 jaan3 go1
The sky is wide and the ocean is broad, means being the strongest bubble

我是什么 是万世沙砾当中一颗
ngo5 si6 sam6 mo1 si6 maan6 sai3 sa1 lik7 dong13 jung1 yat7 fo2
I like what I am. May the rose blossom into what it wants

石头大这么多 我也会喜欢这个我
sek9 tau4 daai6 je5 mo1 do1 ngo5 ya5 wui hei2 fun1 je5 go3 ngo5
Even in a lonely dessert, may it still blossom with no reservation


我很庆幸 万物众生中磊落做人
ngo5 han2 hing3 hang6 maan6 mat9 jung3 sang1/saang1 jung1 leui5 lok9 jou6 yan4
No need to hide, I live for the life that I like

怀着诚恳 告诉世界何谓勇敢
waai4 jeuk9/ sing4 han2 gou3 sou3 sai3 gaai3 ho4 wai6 yung5 gam2
With courage and sincerity declaring to the world who I am

Reff 2:
我是什么 在十个当中只得一个
ngo5 si6 sam6 mo1 joi6 sap9 go3 dong13 jung1 ji2 dak7 yat7 go3
I am what I am, means being a firework of a different color

葡萄园里 响起水仙子的赞歌
pou4 tou4 yun4 leui5 heung2 hei2 seui2 sin1 ji2 dik7 jaan3 go1
The sky is wide and the ocean is broad, means being the strongest bubble

我是什么 是万世沙砾当中一颗
ngo5 si6 sam6 mo1 si6 maan6 sai3 sa1 lik7 dong13 jung1 yat7 fo2
I like what I am. May the rose blossom into what it wants

石头大这么多感激天生这个我
sek9 tau4 daai6 je5 mo1 do1 gam2 gik7 tin1 sang1 je5 go3 ngo5
Even in a lonely dessert, may it still blossom with no reservation

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