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小时候, 很爱阅读, 是个书迷。就是因为常躺着看书,常在动摇的巴士内追小说,常顾不了灯光暗淡还是放不下书本,我变了个千度大近视。

上了大学后,虽还是常看书,可是少了文学,多了课教本。或看的是电脑。唯一接触文学时,是每个暑假回马追金庸武侠小说。不过,那也是好多年前的事。已忘了追小说的感觉很久了。阅读文学书籍这个好习惯早已慢慢在我的日常生活中消失。

现在回想起,我虽曾爱看小说,可是都是以华文书为主。 对英文的文学世界真是一无所知。在澳洲书店见到琳琅满目的英文小说,可真是不知从何看起。所以,要多看英文书的心常不了了之。

至到遇上Ed才稍有改变。Ed爱看书 (只是英文书,他不会中文)。他常鼓励我多阅读英文小说,因为他太受不了我很烂的英文。他说,‘拼命’阅读可较快地加强语文能力。这个我当然知道啦。可是,他的亲身体验还是给了我很大的鼓励。他七,八岁移民来加国时,英文很不行。就算到了中学,还是不过如此。一直到他拚命阅读,书写能力才开始大大地进步。

这个我也明白。我在澳洲住了那么多年,英文虽已比以往好,日常的沟通也没问题。可是,还是有很多时候有些词不达意,也写不出漂亮的文章。现在,手头上有些时间,所以决定好好啃书充实自己。

于是,Ed常带我到书店逛。他会介绍我一些好的作家。我则会站在那读上几页,看我喜不喜欢作家的风格。加上,这里有很多二手,或便宜卖过时畅销文学书的书店。Ed弟弟的妻子也很爱书。上次见她,给了我一大堆书看。

渐渐地,我又开始爱上了阅读。最近,除了中文书,也看了蛮多英文小说,对英文的现代文学界也开始有多些了解。

很开心,把遗忘了的好习惯重拾起来。也添加了新的阅读习惯。语文能力虽没那么快进步,可是书中的‘黄金屋’已找到….

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今天,上网听我很喜欢的LA电台KCRW 。突然,听到一把美得醉人的歌声唱有点像大戏或山歌的中文歌。 只两,三句中文后,变成了法文歌。 难得听到新的歌声, 就上网‘找’她。

Today, I was listerning to my favarite radio station – KCRW online and suddenly heard this beautiful female voice singing in Chinese with a older Chinese singing style. The song started with a few lines of Chinese and turned into a French song. I was happy to find a new voice and went online to ‘look’ for her.

Jessica Fichot

她在美国出生, 在法国长大。 爸爸是法国人,妈妈是华人。曾为孩童编写歌曲,现在移居LA专注于她的音乐事业。因这种背景,她写的歌很多元化和多种语言。这是她第一张唱片。

“Born in the U.S and raised in France to a French father and Chinese mother, Jessica Fichot’s multicultural upbringing had an early influence on her songwriting.

Fichot’s music career began in small coffee shops in Paris. After traveling to Boston and becoming a graduate of the Berklee School of Music; she wrote childrens’ music for educational programs and has now traveled to Los Angeles to focus on her own music and songwriting. The result is a wonderful debut album called ‘Le Chemin’ which finds her beautiful voice singing in English, French, Spanish and Chinese. The songs ranges in style from classic Django-esque swing to a dreamy Anglo French rendition of the song ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’.” – (intro by KCRW)

也不多写了, 如你有兴趣的话,可以在myspace (http://www.myspace.com/jessicafichot) 听到她的歌。那首 中法文歌歌名是Le Velours rong re si.

I won’t write much here. If you are interested, you can go to myspace (http://www.myspace.com/jessicafichot) to listern to some of her songs. The song I mentioned above is Le Velours rong re si.

不知你喜欢不喜欢这种音乐 ?

Not sure if you like this kind of music ?

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