My second day in Taiwan should be the most eventful day during my first week coming here. As written in the previous post, I took two walking tours in the morning and in the afternoon. However, the day has not ended yet. After finishing the afternoon tour, I took MRT from Taipei World Trade Center to Taipei Arena for Tanya Chua’s show. Though the distance between these places is not significant, it took me around 40 minutes to get there due to transferring the train or waiting for the train. When I got to Taipei Arena, there were lots of fans lining up to buy the gifts of the show. After helping a friend buy some souvenirs, I finally entered into the arena.
It was my first time coming to a concert ever. Yep I mean the first time. I have never been to a concert before and it was in Taiwan for Tanya Chua’s concert that I came for. It sounds weird, doesn’t it? I started listening to Tanya Chua’s song since 2012 after watching the movie “Fit Lovers” (爱情左灯右行), starring Karena Lam, Huang Xiao Ming, Deng Chao, Alec Su, Lu Yi, Nie Yuan, Tong Dawei, etc. (you cannot expect to see a movie starring so many handsome actors like it) and listening to its OST (红色高跟鞋). I liked this song so much that I started my search for other songs by Tanya and then found that most of her songs are very good. I was impressed at her composing ability as well as her guitar playing skill. Therefore, I started to be her fan since then. I can easily sing along her songs like 陌生人， 達爾文，多少，思念，無底洞，深信不疑，誰，若你碰到他，若你愛我，夜盲症，Easy Come Easy Go, etc. There was time that I only hear her songs and find it hard to find other singers. And participating in Tanya’s show has long been among my wishes and luckily, I had a chance to join her show during time in Taiwan. The whole story of getting her ticket is quite long but thanks to the help offered by a friend of mine living in Kao Hsiung, I finally got one to join the Lemuria show (蔡健雅2016巡迴演唱會列穆尼亞).
The show was really amazing. Even some of her fans on Facebook said that it was the best show ever of Tanya. The show is designed to bring about 4D sensation. The visual effect is aesthetic while the Arena is filled with the special fragrant. I sat right at the A2 Area. Though it is not as near the stage but I thought it is quite a good place. Tanya sang lots of my favorite songs like 紅色高跟鞋, 陌生人，無底洞，紀念 and especially 下一次愛情來的時候 and 踮起腳尖愛。When she said that she will sing 踮起腳尖愛, it seemed that the Arena was burst out into tears because it was a song composed by Tanya herself and was the OST of a very popular Taiwanese movie named In Time With You (我可能不會愛你) but she has never performed it yet. She somehow read the request of her fans on Facebook fan page and chose this. I did have a good time listening to the music and singing along with thousands of fans in Taipei Arena. If I hardly have any friend who learns Chinese in Vietnam, not mentioning one knowing Tanya, I have thousands of friends who share the same interest with me here and sang together Tanya’s song.
During the show, Tanya also shared lots of her thoughts to her fans. I was indeed moved a lot when she talked about the most important thing in life. She said that you have to frequently ask yourself if you are happy or not, you love yourself or not. She said that apart from thanking others for bringing about her a good life, she thought the most important one that thanks come to should be herself. There is no one for you to rely on but it’s you that bring about good life to yourself, have your own dream to pursue. I was moved by these words indeed as I shared with her the same ideas. It’s just like myself coming to Taiwan to realize my dream of living here, feeling the atmosphere here. learning the Chinese language once in my life (and I wish that there would come twice and three times, etc.), having my own idealism towards life, and having my own plan to be a better person day by day.