We were finally inside the Square and I didn’t know why we had to wait such a long time to get inside. It still was quite empty so we get the chance to pick our spots. Instead of standing close to the stage, we decided to stand near the media corner with the crowd control barriers on our back. We figured that it was safer there because we will not be pushed around much by the crowd and if something happens, we can call for help. Continue reading
As usual, Sai Sai is going to celebrate his birthday with his fans at Kandawgyi Hmaw Sin Island on April 10.
Tickets are going to be sold just like in the previous years, but he has a special plan for his fans. Fans, who bought his last album, “Ever Golly”, can get free tickets. From March 27 to 30, fans can take out the free tickets at Kandawgyi Hmaw Sin Island and Sein Gay Har Super Center on Pyay Road after showing the CDs. However, these tickets are limited so you’d better take them out before it ran out.
I’m not sure about this. I mean, I read in another journal that he’s giving free tickets for those who own his Ever Golly VCD or DVD.
Does that include albums also? If so, I can get two tickets, one for the album and the other for the DVD. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to go to the concert. The only time I’d been to concerts was with my brother and he’s now in SG now. I’m not going to even bother to ask anyway since the answer will be no.
I could still go and get the tickets so that I can give them away to my friends. But it’s just too hot to go outside and neither place is near my home.
The actual ticket costs 5000 Kyats each. So, it’s much cheaper to just go out and buy his album, VCD or DVD. The album and the VCD’ prices are around 2000 Kyats (each of course) while the DVD is 3000 Kyats. You can get a free ticket while his record sales go up. This way, you would be supporting your favorite artist by actually buying his albums, etc. I mean what kind of fan call themselves a fan if they only buy pirate versions or download from the internet. I don’t mean for those living oversea ‘cuz it’s too expensive for them to buy the real ones.
But I doubt that those in Yangon will read this post since I write only in English.
I must have mentioned before about NOW!, which is a journal released every Monday. I always like reading it ‘cuz of celebrity news and gossips.Most of the time, I only get to read it on Monday nights but today I get to read it a day early. I first looked at the cover and saw Sai Sai and Wit Hmone Shwe Yee dressed in white, then saw the headline below which said “Celebrities to wed soon”. The next line said “Sai Sai Kham Hlaing”. There was a line after his name but I didn’t see it at first and saw the first two lines only and said to myself, “OML”. I quickly flipped inside and read the interviews and saw nothing about any wedding. Then I realized that the issue is a ‘wedding special’ so they put the couple in wedding customs and interviewed them. I was tricked again lol..the first time was when I read about a autographing ceremony by a famous actress and a traditional dancer. It read they will ‘sign the vcds’ but I read ‘they are signing (which meant they signed the wedding papers).
The celebrity who is really getting married is He’ Lay and Linn Linn. Linn Linn is a friend of mine from the computer class I attended 7 years ago. I met him also there ‘cuz he always go there to meet his girlfriend. It’s been a long time I met her but still I’m glad to hear that they are getting married :).
If you are interested in reading about fashion and entertainment or if you are planning to getting married, you might want to check this issue out (if you are in Myanmar).
Forgive me for I have sin again by buying another pirate vcd and this time I really regret buying it, not because it’s terrible, but because it was so darn good. This has got to the second best vcd I have seen after Sai Sai live show in these days. Some of the vcds, such as City FM, are not even worth buying in pirate versions. One of the reason why I buy pirate is ‘cuz I only like a few songs in the whole album, such as those songs featuring Ye’ Lay, so I didn’t want to waste my money on the ones I don’t like.
But anyway, the vcd I’m talking about is L Loon War’s “A Sone Mae…Hmaw Lint Chat”. Truthfully, as I am more of a fan of hip-hop and r&b type in Myanmar songs, I only liked a couple of songs in his second album. And I have already seen enough of good albums turned bad which they were released as vcds so I didn’t think this one would be different from usual vcds. I no longer have the time to write in detail about each and every song so I will just write a brief over the ones I like.
First of is “A Phyu Yaung Thet Thet”, with Moe Aung Yin and Chit Thu Wai and of course L Loon War plays the keyboard while singing. I like the song and Chit Thu Wai is quite cute in the video but I don’t get the concept of the whole video.
“Min Bae Ko Chit Tae” starred Sai Sai and Phway Phway who is a new face for me. This is my favorite video in the whole album. The lyrics are about a guy who fell in love with his friend so he’s ready to confess to her but in the video, the couple seemed like they are already in love with each other instead of just as regular friends. The ending reminds me of a scene from My Sassy Girl when Sai Sai and the girl jumped over the fence to go into the park at night. The video also includes a short clip of them chatting with each other using Burglish.
“A Sone Mae Hmaw Lint Chat” is my favorite song in the whole album. The reason I like this song is because it is similar to Korean ballads and not many singers here sing like him, except copying the song directly of course. Ye’ Lay and Chit Thu Wai starred in the video. Even through I like the song and the couple look so sweet together, I find something missing while watching the video. Perhaps it’s the scene when Chit Thu Wai was trying to hold on to Ye’ Lay to not go away (I guess he’s going abroad ‘cuz he’s wearing a suit lol). I find that scene funny instead of feeling sad. And also the storyline is a bit weak as I couldn’t understand why they became separated.
“Mi Thar Su” is a more of a photo slideshow than a video. The lyrics are about how a kid’s feelings get hurt ‘cuz his/her parents are always fighting and unable to take care of the child’s education. The video is nice to watch at first but afterward, the slideshow kept repeating the same pictures over and over again and that started to annoyed me so I skipped to the next song.
I don’t listen to songs like “A San Taw Dialogue” but I like the background scenery in the video.
“A Chain Tine Min A Twat” is a really nice accapella song. I like seeing Moe Hay Ko in the video. She’s not actually necessary to be included in the video but seeing her smiles light up the video (I’m at lost at word here…..)
If you are living in Myanmar and really like him, I suggest you to support him by buying his album. Even through I bought the pirate version, my sister said she will be buying the original one, either to keep at home or to send to oversea friend, it makes me feel better that we would be supporting him. I would have buy it but I have too many dramas dvds to buy as there are many releases out in the market now.
The closest thing to a music award in Myanmar is City FM award which celebrated it’s 6th anniversary on Jan 5th, 2008. A lot of celebrities came dressed up in latest fashions such as evening gowns, suits, etc. The award ceremony included live show performances which will be released as vcd and dvd later on but they are usually late with the release. Last year’s vcd only came out a month ago and it was criticized as the worst City FM vcd released. Let’s hope this year’s performances are better than last year. I heard Thax Soe teamed up with Pho Chit, a traditional Myanmar dancer. I am not a fan of him anymore so I’m not really interested in it. I am only interested in seeing Sai Sai’s performance.
The voting for the awards are counted using the top ten charts, record sales and popularity rate as in how many times a singer or a song has been requested during the year, etc.
The award winners are:
Best Selling Myanmar Tune Music Producing Award : Myo ma Live Show Producer
Best Selling Album Producing Award : Excellent Creation (Sai Sai Birthday)
Best Selling Male Artist : Sai Sai Kham Hlaing
Best Selling Female Artist : Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein
Best Selling Female Artist (Myanmar Tune): Soe Sandar Htun
Most City FM Most Request Singer (Male) : R Zarni
Most City FM Most Request Singer (Female) : L Sai Zi
Most Successful Group -wise Singer Award : Black Hole
This is the second time Sai Sai , R Zarni and L Sai Zi won the awards twice in the role. Unlike Sai Sai, R Zarni and L Sai Zi havn’t released solo albums in a long time and they only featured in many of the collaboration albums but they will still awarded for their popularity among the Yangon audience. I hope other singers will get the award next year, for those who actually release solo albums.
Even through Sai Sai only got one award, he’s quite happy as his album “Sai Sai Birthday” and Black Hole, a new band who got chosen for their song “Tha Na Khar”, also received awards. Similar to last year’s winner, IMP who got chosen for “Face” song, their song became a hit ever since it was released. Sai Sai was the sponser who produced that album, “Hmar That A Khar Lae Hmar Pay Ma Pot” which is yet another but great collaboration album with Blackhole, Big Bag, the Ants and Antibiotic. As for PPKT, no comment but I do wonder which great song has she
destroyed, I meant covered (or copied) for this year’s performance.
credit to ToMMyGiRL