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Monday, February 15, 2010

Chinese New Year parody song part 6

It's Chinese New Year again! Wishing my few readers a happy and prosperous Year of the Tiger! And you know what Chinese New Yer means, right? Yup, another verse to my parody song!

The reminder to add a new -- seventh! -- verse had been nagging at me as the date drew closer. And since the first day of Chinese New Year coincided with the Western culture's Valentine's Day, I thought, "Hey, why not parody that too?"

So here is the latest, seven-verse-long "Gong Xi Gong Xi Gong Xi Ni" song.
I was sleeping on my bed,
Everyone thought I was dead.
Doctor brought a coffin in,
I jumped out and he jumped in.

Gong xi, gong xi, gong xi ni.

It was such a peaceful night,
Vampire gave me a bite.
Sunrise made me feel so blue,
Now I want to bite you too.

Gong xi, gong xi, gong xi ni.

Gave a diamond to my girl.
She said she would rock my world.
Speeding towards a night of fun.
Didn't see the tree in front.

Gong xi, gong xi, gong xi ni.

GST went up again,
Gahmen welcome foreign t'lent.
Locals squeezed upside-and-down,
Turn my smile into a frown.

Gong xi, gong xi, gong xi ni.

Prices up by more than half
Ang pow also not enough.
Gahmen say will give money
First they take some more from me.

Gong xi, gong xi, gong xi ni.

Start the year with recession
Lagi jialat depression
Wallet empty, job no more
Must use life insurance lor!

Gong xi, gong xi, gong xi ni.

I and girl buy HDB,
Pay with CPF money.
(But) work till no more energy
And no time to make baby.

Gong xi, gong xi, gong xi ni.
Explanations for non-Singaporeans:
Buy HDB

HDB, or Housing Development Board, is the government agency that builds low-cost housing, or flats, for Singaporeans to own. HDB provides a grant for newly married couples to buy flats at a lower price. So if a couple wants to buy an HDB flat, it implies that they are planning to get married soon.

CPF

The Central Provident Fund (CPF) is the government scheme for local workers to save for their old age/retirement by forcing a deduction from salaries into this fund. Normally, this nest egg can't be touched till you reach the "withdrawal age", but the government allows the money to be used for certain investments, like paying for a house.

Previous Chinese New Year song parody entries: verse 2 in 2005, verse 3 in 2006, verse 4 in 2007, verse 5 in 2008, verse 6 in 2009.

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