#45 Anita Mui Yim Fong, a legend of Chinese music 一代传奇梅艳芳

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11月12日,有一部电影上映了,这部电影叫《梅艳芳》。说起梅艳芳,很多华人都会记得。她是香港的女儿,是一个歌星,也是一个演员。她的人生只有很短的四十年,但她仍然是一个传奇。我是广东人,我也说广东话,小时候我也常常听香港的音乐。梅艳芳,这曾经是一个家喻户晓的名字。所以今天,我想和大家一起来聊一聊梅艳芳的人生。

1963年10月,梅艳芳出生了。她是家里最小的孩子。她的家很穷,她四岁的时候,就要和她的姐姐一起去歌舞厅唱歌。他们的生活很辛苦。她小的时候,常常吃不上饭。她在学校的时候,她的同学也常常嘲笑她,歧视她。歧视,意思是看不起,觉得别人没有自己好。后来,梅艳芳在中学一年级的时候就退学了,没有再去学校读书了。她说过,如果时间可以回到过去,她希望可以多学习,多读书。如果可以回到过去,她希望她的人生在十几岁的时候才开始,因为十几岁以前的人生太辛苦了,她不想再经历。

虽然梅艳芳小时候没有好好上学,但她非常有天赋。18岁的时候,她在歌舞比赛得到冠军,后来越来越受欢迎,成为了非常有名的歌星和演员。虽然梅艳芳的童年非常辛苦,但是她的性格仍然非常真诚,坚强,乐于助人。她有特别多的朋友,只要朋友有困难,她都愿意为了朋友赴汤蹈火。但是,她帮助朋友,不会要回报。

虽然她是一个大明星,但是她仍然很亲切,也做了很多慈善活动。在天气冷时,她会为流浪汉送被子。如果一个地方有灾害,她会捐钱,也会开演唱会,筹钱。2003年,梅艳芳患了癌症,医生让她多休息。也是在这一年,非典(SARS)在香港爆发。她开演唱会筹钱,也鼓励香港的其他歌手一起筹钱,捐给有需要的人。后来,她知道自己的人生已经没有时间了,她的医生和朋友都让她放弃演唱会,好好休息。但是她坚持要开演唱会,因为她知道,她要享受舞台,她要和她的歌迷告别。

梅艳芳在演唱会唱的最后一首歌是《夕阳之歌》。夕阳,是快下山的太阳。夕阳很美丽,但是美丽很短暂。梅艳芳说,因为知道美丽的夕阳很短暂,所以她要活在当下。她穿着婚纱,在舞台上唱了这首歌。她的一生都没有结婚,但她说,她把自己嫁给了舞台,嫁给了音乐。不久后,梅艳芳因为癌症去世了。去世的时候,她只有四十岁。整个香港,都在为她哭泣。香港外的很多人,也都为她心痛。

为什么我们仍然思念梅艳芳呢?我想,是因为她的精神。她的生活曾经非常辛苦。但是,她没有变得自私,没有变得虚伪。她帮助家人,帮助朋友,帮助所有人。如果有人遇上不公平的事,她也会站出来说话。她认真工作,也尊重每一个人。虽然生病,身体很弱,她也依然充满了能量。她说,她要活在当下,她做到了。她是梅艳芳,她是一代传奇,也会永远被思念。

Hello everyone. Welcome back to MaoMi Chinese.

On 12th November, there was a movie on show. The movie is called ‘Anita’. Talking about Anita Mui Yim Fong, many Chinese will remember her. She was the daughter of Hong Kong, a singer, and also an actress. She only lived for 40 years, but she was still a legend. I am Cantonese and speak Cantonese. When I was little, I also listened to lots of Hong Kong music. Anita Mui Yim Fong used to be the name known by every family. Therefore, today I would like to talk about the life of Mui Yim Fong with everyone.

In October 1963, Anita was born. She was the youngest kid in her family. Her family was deprived and she had to sing songs in sing and dance halls with her older sister when she was only 4 years old. Their lives were tough. When she was little, she couldn’t have a proper meal. When she was in school, her classmates laughed at her and discriminated against her. Discriminate, means people look down on someone and think others are not as good as themselves. Later on, Anita dropped her studies when she was in the first year of secondary school. She said, if she could time travel back to the past, she hoped she could have done more studying and read more books. If she could travel back, she hoped that her life could have started from her teens, because her life before that was too difficult, and she did not want to experience it again.

Although Anita did not study much when she was young, she was super talented. When she was 18, she became the champion in a Sing and Dance contest, then started to be more and more popular and became a super famous pop star and actress. Although her childhood was very difficult, her personality was still sincere, strong and helpful. She had lots of friends. When her friends found themselves in some trouble, she would go through fire and boiling water for them. However, she did not ask for a reward for helping friends.

She was a superstar, but she was still very kind and did a lot for charity. When the weather was cold, she would hand out some blankets for homeless people. If there was a place in disaster, she would donate her money, and hold concerts to raise money. In 2003, Anita got cancer. Her doctor asked her to take more rest. In the same year, SARS broke out in Hong Kong. She held concerts to raise money and encouraged other singers to raise money for people in need. Later on, she realised that there was not much time left in her life. Her doctor and friends asked her to give up on the concert and take more rest. However, she insisted to hold concerts, as she knew that she had to enjoy her time on stage, and she had to say goodbye to her fans.

The last song she sang in her concert was ‘Song of the setting sun’. 夕阳,which means the setting sun. The setting sun is beautiful but doesn’t last long. Anita said that because she knew that the beautiful setting sun did not last long. She wanted to live the moment. She sang this song on the stage with a wedding dress on. She did not get married her whole life, but she said she already married herself to the stage, to music. Not long after, Anita passed away because of cancer. When she passed away, she was only 40 years old. The whole of Hong Kong cried for her. Many people outside Hong Kong also were also heartbroken for her.

Why do we still miss Anita? I think it’s because of her spirit. Her life was once really hard, but she wasn't selfish or hypocritical. She helped her family, her friends and everyone. If there were some people who suffered through something unfair, she would also stand out and speak for them. She worked hard and respected everyone. Although she was sick and her body was very weak, she was still full of energy. She said she wanted to live the moment. She made it. She is Anita Mui Yim Fong. She was a legend and will be forever missed.

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