hi! I stumbled upon this community by accident while looking for lyrics, but I'm glad I did. sorry about the title - I've had Avril Lavigne's Girlfriend stuck in my head ever since I discovered she recorded the chorus in Mandarin (ha ha). anyways, I hope I can contribute to this comm one day.
also, I got a little too into favourite Chinese artists/styles....
Name/handle: you can call me Megan or everside!
Your level of Chinese: about a Chinese elementary schooler's level? I just finished taking AP Chinese and got a 5, but then again I'm a 华裔 (huayi - foreign citizen of Chinese origin) so it was kind of expected.. oh wait I forgot to mention that I can only speak Mandarin. Cantonese is a mystery to me. :( and I can't speak any special dialects. I can understand minimal Changsha dialect though.
Do you read Traditional or Simplified? simplified all the way! but I can sort of guess my way around traditional characters.
Favorite Chinese artists/styles: oh boy this is kind of hard. beware a ramble.
some of my big favourites are Khalil Fong, The Life Journey, Mayday, Soft Lipa...I like some of Jay Chou's older stuff, and I have a lot of respect for Wang Leehom despite only owning one album from him. I'm a little in love with Hedgehog especially after hearing their new album (Sun Fun Gun). JJ Lin's voice = my love, and I like how he's been experimenting with a little jazz. clearly, a lot of my favourites are guys haha but I do like female singers! they're more of a recent thing for me though, so I haven't known them long enough to consider them some of my favourites (or I have known them for a while but they're not really my thing, like S.H.E. or Fish Leong).
going on...I'm in love with Qu Wanting and Jane Zhang's voices, although Jane's songs can be meh sometimes. I'm liking R. Chord after hearing his 于是长大了以后 album, and I kind of adore Yen-J. I like some songs from Hou Xian, but his singing is weak, unfortunately...his music overall sounds a bit too 'thin' for me. D: Anthony Neely has a lot of good songs. I really like some of Liu Xin's songs (one of the new Super Boys; his Chinese name is 刘心). I recently stumbled upon the awesomeness that is SingerSen; she is fantastic. I like a few songs from The Girl and the Robots, Carrchy, and Queen Sea Big Shark. I like Wang Wen for background music (haha). I've been kinda into The Honeys lately. Crowd Lu's music is adorable. I really like Waa / Wei Ruxuan. I like Yoga Lin. And G.E.M. too because she's a good pop singer. I love Zhang Jie's voice. And I have a soft spot for Top Combine because they were my first boyband love (I was pretty late to the idol scene lol). and um I end up listening to a lot of traditional erhu/guzheng/other instruments such as matouqin music and old folk music (possibly Mongolian? he is from Gansu province) because my dad plays it a lot.
I've recently been listening to PixelToy, and I have a fondness for some of B6's stuff, including what his duo IGO released. I've also finally started to listen to Bibi Zhou, Sodagreen, NyLas, Deserts Zhang, and a bit of Snapline (apparently they are industrial rock? I'm not good with genres), and I like what I hear. And Cheer Chen! Laure Shang is cool too. Her French is amazing. *_*
tl;dr - I like pretty much everything except for metal.
How you want to be credited: my LJ username/my Tumblr username (boardingoose) + my music Tumblr (eastimpressions)
Favorite furry mammal: I like cats. but pandas and polar bears are also cool. C: