Day 26 #30DayWritingChallenge30days
Write about your favorite song and share your memories associated with it
I open Spotify to see my favorite songs. For the past two years, the songs on my Spotify playlist have been dominated by Chinese songs. Not without reason, since I was in China for the first time, my priority was shifted to learning Chinese. One of the most effective ways to learn a language is to listen to a song, then memorize the lyrics and try to understand the meaning. One of the Chinese songs that I often listen to is Jay Chou's song - 告白氣球(Gàobái qìqiú) / Confession balloon.
The song is easy-listening so I often listen to it in any situation. In the morning before I left for campus I played the song while preparing breakfast. When on the bus or metro train I often listen to the song using a headset. I wrote the lyrics of the song in Chinese characters, then included a translation of the lyrics.
The memory that sticks out to me the most is when I felt lonely at night, then decided to walk around Qingdao city, then take the metro train and get off at May 4th Square. I always play that song with a playlist of other Chinese songs. This is quite effective in making me feel less lonely. Even though I was only out for a short walk, I felt a little better. Even when I play it again now, my imagination is still roaming around Qingdao.