(Stork, Oh Stork)
(Cuckatoo, Oh Cuckatoo)
(Chan Mali Chan)
(If You're Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands)
(Song of Three Cents )
( Where is the Cat? )
(I Feel Love)
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Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Malaysia and more.
Zee Avi is a wonderful singer from Malay. She sings in both Malay and English. Below is a video of a medley she created using English and Malay lullabies. Here’s what she wrote about it… Some of my favourite lullabies that were sung to me by my mother and grandmother [...]
We received 3 Malay songs without translations. The songs are, “Bangau Oh Bangau”,”Burung Kenek-kenek” and “Lagu Tiga Kupang”. If anyone can help translate any of them, please email me. Thanks! Here are the lyrics… 1. Bangau Oh Bangau Bangau oh bangau, [...]
I asked Lin from Indonesia about Ramadan and Eid’l Fitr. Here’s what she wrote… Eid’l Fitr is the closing of Ramadhan, celebrating the winning of ‘fighting’ ourselves during Ramadhan month. During Ramadhan month, we don’t eat, drink, smoking etc. We also [...]
Gerard wrote: Hi! Is there somebody who can tell us the beautiful words in the Indonesian language of the song Bengawan Solo? Thanks a lot. Have a nice day. Gerard If anyone can help with these lyrics, and/or an English translation, please let us know in the comments below. Thanks in advance! Lisa [...]
Carole wrote me yesterday from Canada, asking about a Malaysian or Indonesian song that you can hear on the video at the link below. The little girl in the video looks super cute singing... Dear Mama Lisa, Congratulations for your wonderful site. Since you seem to know some people from Indonesia, I [...]
"Patience" is a great poem about the importance of forbearance. Often you’ll just hear the 1st verse recited like a proverb. You can listen to the poem below and read along with the text. MP3 of the Poem Patience Patience By Anna M. Pratt If a string is in a knot, Patience will [...]
I bought a large bag of raw almonds recently. It was a 3 lb. bag for $12. A great deal! My family loves when I roast them. Yum! Delicious and good for you. Here’s my recipe… Recipe for Salted Roasted Almonds Ingredients 2-3 pounds Raw Almonds 1 1/2 teaspoons Sea Salt 1 1/2 Tablespoons [...]
"Sunset" is a beautiful poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar. It’s a perfect time to read Dunbar’s poems in time for Black History Month. Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 – 1906) was born in Ohio. His parents were emancipated slaves. He wrote his first poem at the young age of 6! His [...]
We have finally added the Esperanto language to Mama Lisa’s World with two nursery rhymes with mp3 recordings. Esperanto is the most widely-spoken constructed language in the world. It was created by a Polish-Jewish ophthalmologist, Dr. Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof (1859-1917). He published a book [...]
Hazel shared this recipe with us that her Egyptian husband taught her how to make a long time ago. Here’s her letter… Here is the "recipe". It is not very specific because I have never written it down. Sephardic Jews will put up the fava beans on a Friday night [...]
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