范晓萱: 自言自語 / Mavis Fan: Mumblings

范晓萱: 自言自語

自言自語

作曲:范晓萱
作词:范晓萱

天是灰色的 雨是透明的
心是灰色的 我是透明的
爱是盲目的 恋是疯狂的
痴是可悲的 我是绝对的
你是自由的 我是附属的
她是永远的 我是错误的
梦是美好的 你是残酷的
我是灰色的 我是透明的

天是灰色的 雨是透明的
心是灰色的 我是透明的

Mumblings

Sky is gray-Rain is transparent
Heart is gray-I am transparent
Love is blind-Yearning is insane
Foolish pining is deplorable-I am absolute*
You are freedom/whole-I am supplementary
She is forever/for always-I am a mistake*
Dreams are beautiful-You are cruel
I am gray-I am transparent

Sky is gray-Rain is transparent
Heart is gray-I am transparent

[*anagrammatic sentence]

A song from the 90s. So simple. Misty and gray.

范晓萱-Mavis Fan. She could had been the Sinead O’Connor of her time.
In a way, she did…alas…
The little imp.

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And this is the song, used in a recent drama episode (less than half a day old!), which brought me back to Mavis Fan and memories…

范曉萱: 氧氣 / Mavis Fan: Oxygen

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Singapore should get credit for the G-20

Heh…

http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2011/11/03/Singapore-should-get-credit-for-G-20.aspx

The University of Toronto’s history of the G20, which Sam refers to in his post, was commissioned by the South African Chair in 2007 and was presented at the G20 meeting that year; the Lowy Institute is actually cited a couple of times in that paper.

It is as good a source as we have at the moment in establishing how the G20 came into being. It shows very clearly the fairly accidental nature of its establishment. Following the Asian Financial Crisis (and the earlier Latin American financial crises) it became clear that the G7 group of finance ministers and central bank governors needed to consult with increasingly important emerging countries.

The AFC demonstrated that the developing world was, by the end of the 1990s, firmly entrenched in the international financial system; crises in the developing world now had major impacts in New York, Frankfurt, London and Tokyo.

But the G20 wasn’t the first port of call. A G22 was called together in 1998 and met twice. The University of Toronto’s G20 history credits Singaporean Prime Minister Goh for suggesting to President Clinton that he call together a wider group of countries. In 1999, a G33 was called together and also met twice.

So, perhaps credit for the creation of the G20 should in fact go to Singapore, a non-member country. Singapore has received invitations to the last two summits (Seoul and Cannes) in its capacity as Chair of the 3G (Global Governance Group) countries.