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  • #134524
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    Isn’t a wedding a happy time? Why are the khmer wedding songs so depressing?

    #134541
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    i think they’re amusing when they talk about sexual stuff.

    #134557
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    *cough* excuse me? amusing and sexual stuff lol. oh boy LOLZ …

    Champ your comments is pretty funny LOL. Sheeshhh

    [i]Originally posted by champ_711[/i]
    i think they’re amusing when they talk about sexual stuff.

    #134572
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    I don’t really like plankah. That’s why I refused to have those people performed at my wedding. I think it’s pretty dumb!

    [i]Originally posted by sra_amPhalla[/i]
    Isn’t a wedding a happy time? Why are the khmer wedding songs so depressing?

    #134587
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    my grandmother was listening to it last night and it was gonna make me cry.

    #134603
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    I don’t think there is any sexual stuff in khmer wedding songs. I think you’re talking about ayay (something like that). This is when male and female respond to each other while singing.

    [i]Originally posted by champ_711[/i]
    i think they’re amusing when they talk about sexual stuff.

    #134615
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    hmmm… maybe…

    but when i’m at a wedding and when i listen to the guy sing, i catch little sexual metaphors

    [i]Originally posted by sra_amPhalla[/i]
    I don’t think there is any sexual stuff in khmer wedding songs. I think you’re talking about ayay (something like that). This is when male and female respond to each other while singing.

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    [i]Originally posted by champ_711[/i]
    i think they’re amusing when they talk about sexual stuff.

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    #134629
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    sra_amPhalla..i think the songs are depressing cos for generations Khmer people have been forced into arranged marriages by parents and there children don’t wanna marry those people so sad songs were made up to express there feelings??
    Just look at plang-gar karaoke…the guy or gurl sings about how there boy/gurl friend is forced to marry someone esle and has left them for that person. The words in the song are hard to understand unless you have studied Khmer English..i’m fluent in khmer speaking but sometimes find it hard to understand the meaning of those songs. The language they have used in the songs are ‘king language’ so the meanings are very deep and hard to understand. Mostly the older generations know. What do you think?

    #134644
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    [i]Originally posted by sra_amPhalla[/i]
    Isn’t a wedding a happy time? Why are the khmer wedding songs so depressing?

    I totally agree…the ones I hear usually involves some guy declaring his undying love for some girl..which will never happen cause the parents don’t agree…most of the time w/ someone all sad. But then again there are the happens ones too…we just don’t hear them as much.

    #134659
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    those ones are depressing :*(

    it’s usually the poor guy that loses the girl to a rich guy.

    #134672
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    You all have it wrong. You’re watching too much karaoke, and most of the songs have pleng-ka yes but they’re from movies and other theatricals. Real weddings songs sung at traditional weddings are sung that of “serei-mongkol” and other artistic ways of bestowing blessings upon the new couple and their families. Perhaps some of you should actually stand through a whole wedding ceremony and listen actually to the words being sung while their hair is being cut, or when the hands are being tied with string. It is actually pleasant to listen to and not about lost love, that would just make it “jak-patien” if it is true like you all are saying.

    #134687
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    Karoake doesn’t have anything to do with me dislike Pleng Ka at my wedding. I just don’t like the sound of it. Perhaps, it’s not my type of music …

    [i]Originally posted by khemrak[/i]
    You all have it wrong. You’re watching too much karaoke, and most of the songs have pleng-ka yes but they’re from movies and other theatricals. Real weddings songs sung at traditional weddings are sung that of “serei-mongkol” and other artistic ways of bestowing blessings upon the new couple and their families. Perhaps some of you should actually stand through a whole wedding ceremony and listen actually to the words being sung while their hair is being cut, or when the hands are being tied with string. It is actually pleasant to listen to and not about lost love, that would just make it “jak-patien” if it is true like you all are saying.

    #134701
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    excuse me can anybody tell me her what kind of place is HOTEL CALIFORNIA in sisowath, Phnom Penh?

    [i]Originally posted by Romeos_Angel75[/i]

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    [i]Originally posted by sra_amPhalla[/i]
    Isn’t a wedding a happy time? Why are the khmer wedding songs so depressing?

    I totally agree…the ones I hear usually involves some guy declaring his undying love for some girl..which will never happen cause the parents don’t agree…most of the time w/ someone all sad. But then again there are the happens ones too…we just don’t hear them as much.[/quote]

    #134718
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    [i]Originally posted by khemrak[/i]
    You all have it wrong. You’re watching too much karaoke, and most of the songs have pleng-ka yes but they’re from movies and other theatricals. Real weddings songs sung at traditional weddings are sung that of “serei-mongkol” and other artistic ways of bestowing blessings upon the new couple and their families. Perhaps some of you should actually stand through a whole wedding ceremony and listen actually to the words being sung while their hair is being cut, or when the hands are being tied with string. It is actually pleasant to listen to and not about lost love, that would just make it “jak-patien” if it is true like you all are saying.

    yeah true.

    #134735
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    [i]Originally posted by HELYNA[/i]
    Karoake doesn’t have anything to do with me dislike Pleng Ka at my wedding. I just don’t like the sound of it. Perhaps, it’s not my type of music …
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    [i]Originally posted by khemrak[/i]
    You all have it wrong. You’re watching too much karaoke, and most of the songs have pleng-ka yes but they’re from movies and other theatricals. Real weddings songs sung at traditional weddings are sung that of “serei-mongkol” and other artistic ways of bestowing blessings upon the new couple and their families. Perhaps some of you should actually stand through a whole wedding ceremony and listen actually to the words being sung while their hair is being cut, or when the hands are being tied with string. It is actually pleasant to listen to and not about lost love, that would just make it “jak-patien” if it is true like you all are saying.

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    how can you NOT have plang gar at your wedding??? Its part of our tradition.I thought plang gar was important to have at weddings *shakes head*

    [Message last modified 08-02-2002 03:42pm by hot_cookies]

    #134748
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    I can’t image a khmer wedding without pleng ka.. it’s like having a wedding without the monk’s blessings but yes, it is done. My cousin had her wedding without monks, pleng ka.. just the traditional khmer costumse..it just didnt’ feel like a wedding.. Pleng ka was so important at my sister’s wedding that though she had a joint christian and Khmer buddhist wedding, lasting two days, at her christian reception as she walked down the aisle, she had a khmer ochestra play a section of pleng ka..it was a perfect blend of khmer and western culture. The chrisitian reception later ended with a classical khmer wishing dance that blessed the guests and the couple. The khmer buddhist wedding that proceded the Christian wedding played the whole bleng ka .. my sister cried when they played pleng ka during her khmer wedding.. and even though my brother-in-law couldnt’ understand the languge he felt the depth of pleng ka…I particularly adore khmer ochestra, the instruments, the vocals..it’s just so enchanting.. it encompasses all of khmer culture and customs.

    #134760
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    Sorry, I don’t know.

    [i]Originally posted by xica[/i]
    excuse me can anybody tell me her what kind of place is HOTEL CALIFORNIA in sisowath, Phnom Penh?

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    [i]Originally posted by Romeos_Angel75[/i]

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    [i]Originally posted by sra_amPhalla[/i]
    Isn’t a wedding a happy time? Why are the khmer wedding songs so depressing?

    I totally agree…the ones I hear usually involves some guy declaring his undying love for some girl..which will never happen cause the parents don’t agree…most of the time w/ someone all sad. But then again there are the happens ones too…we just don’t hear them as much.[/quote]
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