19 Mar '11, 3am

The lifeless frenetic: Because the pace of life is so fast today, people don't take time to enjoy each piece of

The lifeless frenetic: Because the pace of life is so fast today, people don't take time to enjoy each piece of

Beloved Asian diva Frances Yip first performed in Thailand 36 years ago, singing "Bua Kaew" - in Thai - before a packed stadium. "I was terrified!" she recalls. "But Thai people are very kind and gentle, and they made me feel very welcome." Now 63, Yip returned for another Bangkok concert last Saturday, her voice still crystal clear, her hit songs just as popular. She found time for an interview, and here are some excerpts. Have you always loved singing? Oh, yes. In fact I can't remember a time when I haven't sung. I was humming and whistling at a very young age and sang in school and church. My family is quite musical. I have an uncle who's a Chinese opera singer. Did you attend music school? No, I can't even read music. I learn everything by ear. I have good ears, and I was born with a voice that carries. When I was a child I sat at the back of the classroom, and if I wh...

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