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The Numa Numa Phenomenon

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

It shouldn’t make sense, but at the same time it does. Why did the numa numa thing get so big? I guess because it’s so catchy.

This is something I found off the net (of course) and wanted to share anyways. I’ve been neglecting this blog…not good. Heheh. Anyways, I hope you enjoy that video.

If ever you wanted to sing along, here are the lyrics. Now I know what you’re thinking, this is a pretty cheesy thing to do, woman. But actually, I heard of this song before it became so big, and I actually like it. The lyrics are good. So here I offer you the Romanian and English translated lyrics to “Dragostea Din Tei”, more popularly known as the “Numa Numa” song.

Dragostea Din Tei
by O-Zone

Ma-ia-hii
Ma-ia-huu
Ma-ia-hoo
Ma-ia-hahaAlo, Salut, sunt eu, un haiduc,
Si te rog, iubirea mea, primeste fericirea.
Alo, alo, sunt eu Picasso,
Ti-am dat beep, si sunt voinic,
Dar sa stii nu-ti cer nimic.

Vrei sa pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei,
Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei.
Chipul tau si dragostea din tei,
Mi-amintesc de ochii tai.

Te sun, sa-ti spun, ce simt acum,
Alo, iubirea mea, sunt eu, fericirea.
Alo, alo, sunt iarasi eu, Picasso,
Ti-am dat beep, si sunt voinic,
Dar sa stii nu-ti cer nimic.

Love from the Linden Trees
(Translation)

Miya-hee
Miya-hoo
Miya-ho
Miya-hahaHello [on a cellphone], greetings, it’s me, an outlaw,
I ask you, my love, to accept happiness.
Hello, hello, it’s me, Picasso,
I sent you a beep [cellphone signal], and I’m brave [or strong],
But you should know that I’m not asking for anything from you.

You want to leave but you don’t want don’t want to take me, don’t want don’t want to take me, don’t want don’t want don’t want to take me.
Your face and the love from the linden trees,
And I remember your eyes.

I call you [over the phone], to tell you what I feel right now,
Hello, my love, it’s me, your happiness.
Hello, hello, it’s me again, Picasso,
I sent you a beep [cellphone signal] and I’m brave [or strong],
But you should know that I’m not asking for anything from you.

Lyrics from: Catteacorner.com

The Difference

Monday, May 21st, 2007

Recently I’ve been looking around in these sites that give tips on how to sing. These people were supposedly professionals, and yeah it was obvious that they knew what they were talking about. But I found it interesting that most of them said basically the same stuff. Why so interesting? Well, they’ve obviously all come from the classic professional singing “school of thought” from all the terms and metaphors they use (imagine an egg at the back of your throat, or a tube around your belly etc etc) heheh. Those are the technical stuff, despite how they explained it. The “basic” stuff you have to get before even thinking of becoming a singer.

And then there’s my grandmother. I doubt she was ever taught those things (in fact if I ask her about them, I imagine she’d give me a puzzled look and laugh). But boy, can she sing. She doesn’t perform, but when it’s quiet and she’s busy in the kitchen or the garden, I sometimes catch her singing, and she can really sing.

There’s a difference between being able to hold a note and really knowing how to sing. So much that when a situation calls for it, someone can say of you that you’re a “singer”. Oddly enough, for all the technical stuff out there that some people pay a lot of money to learn, there are just some people who get these things naturally. Why? I suppose that some people just take to it easier, from exposure or for whatever other reason. My dad told me that singing should be a natural thing, and I guess for some people, the more they concern themselves with the “technical” stuff, the more they forget about all the things that should be natural to them in terms of singing. But I’m not a good singer, just some things I’ve observed I guess.