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Leehom vs PSY "Gangnam Style"

Big congratulation to Leehom for winning "Best Asian Artist Award" at MAMA 2012.

I have watched his performance from live streaming, but still... when Indosiar (local TV in Indonesia) broadcasted MAMA 2012 and I saw Leehom on the TV screen, I cant help but jumping on my bed and greening ear to ear. I don't know why.. I feel so happy to see him in my own local channel, which would be very very rare to happen.

Youtube has blocked the link to his performance in MAMA 2012, but we still can watch it here.

K-POP may have been ruling the world right now, but it is just not my fave. I didn't bother to see the jumping and energetic dances from other performance at all, cos once Leehom was done, I ran to other channels. I appreciate those K-POP singers, they must have been practising the moves like hell to be able to dance like that.. but hey ... song is for ears and heart, the dance is just a bonus. So I dont really care if Leehom can't dance (which I dont think he is the master .. yet), it's the voice and the melody that blow me away ...

So when I read this post in his weibo, I feel a little bit sad.

I understand Leehom has been doing the "same effort" for so many years, trying to make Chinese music sounds international and heard by people around the globe too. He may have not been there yet...phenomenally, but what touches me is that he was not discouraged. He took it as a motivation to work even harder. Way to go, Leehom! I will always be there to support you.
For me, PSY is just another phenomenon. It's not yet proven whether he will consistently create good music in the future, or whether people will still look for his new works, or whether people will still listen to the Gangnam Style after a few years.. or  whether he will even survive in the industry. Don't get me wrong. I love the Gangnam dance and have actually hurt my legs and broke my shoes for doing that dance in one afternoon at my office. Our APJ boss decided to make Gangnam Dance competition and all countries should submit a video of local employees doing the moves. It was hillarious and fun.

Leehom has been consistently making good music, consitently creating hit songs, consistently awarded in every single year through-out his long music journey from 1995. Check how many awards he got, here Sorry, data is only up to 2007. [Somebody, please update the list ..... please :)] But he has won many awards up to today, Best Asian Artist Award is one of the proof.

Try listen to his song "Revolution" from album Revolution (1998). It's an old song, produced and released when he was just 21 years old. Even though it's 14 years old, but the song still sounds modern, not out-of-date at all. That's what I call classy, a masterpiece ... something that will last forever.


thanks to for providing daily English translation from Leehoms' weibo.

My Yellow Green Red

which one suits him best? and which color suits me best?
go to this post if you're wondering what it is about Yellow, Green, Red


is related with sunshine, pleasure, and optimism. That's what Leehom is for me. period.

is associated with environment, health, refreshment. I am not an environment-safer kind of person. I even thought of replacing our meal set at home with stereofoam everytime we dont have maid. Haha!

is the color of blood. It describes life and bravery but it may also indicate a danger. Oh yeaaa! too much Leehom is totally dangerous. LOL!

my sunshine....

my refreshment

my menace


thanks to ourhome china for some of the pictures

Leehom's New Song 2012: 12 Zodiac

Love the song. Love the beat. Weird title, though :p
It reminds me of the remake he did on Teresa Teng's song "I Smile When I See You"

Can't wait for the full version.
Can't wait for the full album.

Leehom's Weibo Posts

Leehom never fails to amuse me. His talent, his performance, his look (oh yeaaa ...) and even his posts. They are unique, inspiring, touching, funny, some of them are amusing, and some are even too personal. I really think that he's somebody who's fun to be with, somebody you can laugh with and laugh at too. He's not gonna bored you. He's just simply 'adorkable' :)

The "I LOVE YOU' Screams
Nothing can make fans happier than to be able to shout "I LOVE YOU" to Leehom and he hears it. And it became even more special to say it in local languange.

Visit his youtube channel to hear all the gigantic screams from thousands of his fans in many different languanges/dialects.

Just an Ordinary Guy
Many celebrities hide them for some reasons like security, privacy and image. Not Leehom. He shares his private intimate moments with his friends and family. While other celebrities keep his family in a dark, Leehom posted their pictures in website. And sometimes the pictures were just too personal.. like a family dinner, a family vacation or hang-out times with friends.

Hang out with friends.. 

When you think that his life is all about music, well ... that is not totally true. Leehom actually has many other interesting thoughts too. Mind the text in the pictures, it's not me who translated it, it's Google. Lol!
He said, being in the middle of the sky, feeling like heaven is actually really close.
He's calling the stage his other home!
Funny and Amusing
When he started his Weibo which is now has the biggest followers among chinese celebrity (I read it somewhere wonder if it's true...), he promised to post at least once everyday. Many times he posted at time like very late and almost dawn. And even at such a weird time, he still got instant replies fans! He posted many bizarre things from a simple "good night" to a series of his pet picture, from the updates of the US president election to a  happy birthday wishes for Nelson Mandela, from a landscape picture he took from his hotel room to a picture of his own food.
at 3.30am and he said he had a press conference in the morning. Look at the brand, he's such a good endorser.
Leehom and the view from his many hotel's rooms. When I said he's not gonna bored us.. he may have been bored himself. LOL!!

Taking picture from the plane
There must be something about foods, as he posted a lot about his foods. And I think Leehom's fave is lobster!
even the lobster posed his fave pose
he's taking picture of his team' supper
reminded his fans to use 're-usable' chopstic, the souvenirs of this "Change Me" album
late at night tea with special tea set from fans
foods.. foods.. foods..

want a bite?
Funny Posts
He seems to have many things to share with his fans, and some of them are if not weird .. interesting. LOL!!
He said, once I arrived in HK, I see the building as seen in HK dollar.
in this picture, he's commeting something about Darwin's theory. LOL!
Leehom's talking to the hotel's window cleaner. I hope the worker was not shocked and he felt of the window.. bhahaha!
Same pose in Paris and Taipei, not creative. But the text were. He said .. the Eiffel tower was not that heavy..
I dont know what he's talking about in this post. I think he said, he's hungry but he's scared of the dog. Hahaha..
This one really made my day. His other job was revealed!!
Dao Bu Dao, the second most famous chicken in the world, after KFC!!
"The first day after arriving in Yunnan, I saw an orphan baby Chicken. It won't stop calling! That's why we eventually call it "Dao Bu Dao"! This is its 1st day. These few days found out that it can really eat! We're staying here for 1 month, waiting for it to grow and then share it with you all." (translation from: ourhome indo facebook)
After several days he posted again.. 

Then, another several days he said, problem came. He didnt know whether it's a rooster or a hen. He let fans to vote.
Translation from our home indo: "0614 - Dao Bu Dao made an appearance in [Wu Wen Xi Dong]! The narration for the picture is: "Director said that your performance just now was very good! Tomorrow I am flying to Xi An getting ready for a concert, don't think about me too much!"
And even when he's not in Yunnan, he asked somebody to take picture of Dao Bu Dao
And just recently he said goodbye to his suitcase.
Translation from our home indo: "1026 - Dear suitcase, thank you for accompanying me for the past 10 years. Went around the world countless times, protected my big and small stuff and you're never went missing! This time you are broken, I think this time you tell me, "Must replace to new one." Ok~
As he promise to post once everyday, he posted earlier while in Paris before going on board for 15 hours. How thoughtful..
It's just too bad I dont understand Chinese. I'm sure he wrote many other funny, amusing, sometimes weird but also touching posts that will crack someone's day. LOL!!

onleehom 王力宏 | TNB