Tale of Two Videos – Hong Kong State of Mind (aka SAR of Mind) & the MTR Song

**Updated on 19 April 2011: After this was posted a friend later told me guy who wrote song in Video #2 is a friend of hers, the very talented Steven James, dj at rthk Radio 3 Video#1 Lyrics: Yeah I'm out in Central Now I'm down in Times Square Right next to Victoria Park But I'll be local forever I'm the new Donald Tsang And since I made it here I can make it anywhere Yeah they love me everywhere I used to club at Prive Go with all my banker friends Right there off of Lan-Kwai Brought me back to that McDonalds Then off to Tsui Wah Se-ven-E-le-ven Mixing cheap whisky with coke straight ballin' Cruising down Queen's road Silver Mercedes Driving so slow But Fei Jai we call it "Ben-ze" Me I'm out in Wan Chai Home of them hookers Got some Ebeneezer's Then drop by at Carnegie's Say what up to the Guai Los Still sipping bubble tea Sitting in a tram Amy Chua give me high-fives Teacher, I be gettin' A's Gonna pass my CFA Tell by my attitude that I'm most definitely from Chorus In Hong Kong Concrete jungle where we eat dim sum Special admin region Now you're in Hong Kong The shops will make you feel brand new The sales will inspire you Let's hear it for Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Roll up to the Jockey Club Bettin' on some horses Sippin' on the cheap beer Ain't no better place to play I think I have swine flu Hand me a tissue It don't stop me chilling on the street, eating great food Welcome to the finance hub Every corner selling grub Chung King Mansion curry spot Home of the shark fin Red cab, green cab, blue cab, holla back At Yung Kee like a tourist eating roast duck 7 million shopping malls, everyday they get packed City it's amusing half of y'all speak Engrish Me I gotta plug a special and I got it made Citi never sleeps, Merrill Lynch B of A J P Morgan, HSBC, Chinese New Year, rest in peace Bruce Lee Wan Chai Convention Centre, long live the Star Ferry Long live the king yo, I'm from the S-A-R that's [Chorus] Work is tiring Homes need helpers They come out on a Sunday Hang out at the Jollibee's The tutor comes in with formalities Who teach the math casually Then maybe some science Don't skip the violin Caught up in the in crowd Now you're white-washed The winter gets mild, en vogue with your Uggs out The colony passed back to the main-land My boss is an expat, the city's filled with them Mommy sent the kids to an international school Now they can't read Chinese, less employable Hail main-land to the city they buy LV Gucci, Prada, we got everything they need Came here high school, graduated elsewhere Medicine, finance, engineering or law Openrice.com got you feeling like a champion The city never sleeps, gonna make my first billion [Chorus] Hands up in the air for the big city Neon lights, big banks all looking pretty No place in the world that can compare Put your iPhones in the air, everybody say yeaaahh, yeaaahh [Chorus] Credits: Soo Jin Koh, Shao Ong, Charity Battad for her excellent singing, Brandon Koh, and Simon Li And the British-born Chinese reader whom I recently got to know who then sent me the video, "It tells such a good and fairly accurate-to-a-point picture of HK." She's been here like, twice as long as my 7 years, so....   Video #2 Let’s start from the very beginning Though there’s plenty of places to start If you want to get around You can get all over town Just by stepping underground onto the M-T-R (M-T-R) MTRKCR say Just follow me: Tsuen Wan, Tai Wo Hau, Kwai Hing, Kwai Fong, Lai King, and Mei Foo, Lai Chi Kok, Cheung Sha Wan, Sham Shui Po, and Tai Chi Doh (change trains) Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon Tong, Lok Fu, Wong Tai Sin, Diamond Hill, Choi Hung, and onto Kowloon Bay, Ngau Tau Kok, Kwun Tong and Lam Tin, and then Yau Tong change for Quarry Bay North Point, Fortress Hill, and Tin Hau, Tung Lo Wan, in English Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, next for me – Admiralty, Central and then you have a choice Sheung Wan but I like Tsim Sha Tsui Jordan we’re off to Yau Ma Tei Mong Kok and here we are again we’ve returned to Prince Edward Road so if you want to get around just get yourself down to the M-T-R   It's like it's coming and there's nothing you can do but just stand there. Pun intended...  

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I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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