We are all singers – of some sort. We sing in the car while we’re stuck in traffic. We sing in the shower. We sing while we’re running on the treadmill, earphones plugged in. We even sing in concerts along with the artists. It’s not that we like to hear our own voice (which, admittedly, some of us do), but because songs can capture an emotion, a thought or an ideal better than words. And it’s uplifting to be able to share those moments in a group. The fun part is, staying on pitch is the least of your concerns.
It’s the same with dancing really – but more so because dancing lets us escape momentarily from the world outside and just concentrate on the beat and live in that happy moment.
This issue is dedicated to these two favourite pastimes of ours. We’ll tell you where to enjoy the best karaoke experience in the city: We have tested seven top karaoke joints in the city, and we have put together a list of the 50 best songs to, erm, butcher. And if that’s not enough, we’ll also tell you where you can spend the rest of the night dancing at some of the best bars and clubs in town.
There’s nothing wrong with taking a break from our usual chores and responsibilities. Live a little. Go do the things that make you happy, so that we can recharge and then go back to doing what we need to do.
Lim Chee Wah