Friday, May 02, 2008

My father' s favourite Engelbert Humperdinck

Although my father was educated in Confucian classics at the private Mandarin school operated by a Master Ho whose son later become our family's (Western) doctor, he developed a love for English songs such as Engelbert Humperdinck's The Last Waltz, probably because of the influences of his second elder brother, who was a Senior Cambridge graduate from Ipoh's Anglo-Chinese School (ACS). Gandmother was always proud of her second son because he declined an official offer to become a colonial police officer in the 1950s and chose a clerical job in a private firm which sold Made-in-Britain cars and spare parts. The first contact I met in Australia in 1982 was a daughter of Master Ho who was a religious worker with a Methodist church in Melbourne.

Amazing Grace with Voice of Feminine Spirit


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