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Singapore is home, says Corrinne May
by Joy Fang

She has been living in Los Angeles (LA) since 1999, but home-grown singer-songwriter Corrinne May is still very much a Singaporean at heart.

Speaking to My Paper over the phone last week, the 40-year-old peppered her replies with Mandarin and Malay terms like "jaga", which means to watch over, and talked about her love for durians.

She recently bought a house in Singapore, and returns here with her husband, music producer Kavin Hoo, 38, and daughter Claire, four, for about a month at least once a year.

"Our family is in Singapore, so we are quite rooted here... I want Claire to have some time with her family here, to foster that sense of family bonding and community," May said.

But she admitted that her daughter "talks like an 'ang moh' (Caucasian)" and doesn't speak Singlish. Thankfully, Claire is picking up some Mandarin and loves local food such as "dou nai" (soya-bean drink) and "yi mi shui" (barley water), May added.

The songbird, who is known for her soaring and emotive tunes, said it is "really hard balancing these two worlds" as LA is their creative home while Singapore is their community home.

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The home-grown singer-songwriter Corrinne May lives in Los Angeles (LA), but says she is still very much a Singaporean at heart. (Photo: Warner Music)
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she sang national anthem of america
Posted by jameslee58 on Sat, 1 Jun 2013 at 07:56 AM
Why is he smiling/smirking? ... is it because of ... 01 Jun 2013 ... deadline is coming?
Posted by PP20130301 on Fri, 31 May 2013 at 00:24 AM
At least she bothers to say it. Which is way better than posters here who can't even bring yourselves to say.
Posted by Battlestar Pegasus on Thu, 30 May 2013 at 20:28 PM
Hopefully they will update this shirt with another Singapore 1st, Pay[Fine] $50,000 once your website reached 50,000 independent IP viewerships ...
Posted by PP20130301 on Thu, 30 May 2013 at 12:32 PM

of course they have to say that... they are being interviewed mah.
Posted by DimpleGuy on Thu, 30 May 2013 at 12:01 PM
Talk only... different from truth and reality...
Posted by thecommentsxx on Thu, 30 May 2013 at 11:55 AM

I think I felt more Singaporean when I'm out of Singapore, 'cos at least when I meet fellow Singaporeans, we have the kind of link that we're countrymen.

In Singapore these days, I see more PRCs, Pinoys, Indians than fellow Singaporeans.
Posted by patfong00 on Thu, 30 May 2013 at 10:46 AM

talk is cheap. these people must live by example for people to respect them.
Posted by DimpleGuy on Tue, 28 May 2013 at 18:06 PM

Those living abroad will usually say that.
Anyway, i dnt buy her words.
Posted by hfourhappy on Tue, 28 May 2013 at 17:56 PM

then whatever she claimed to be patriotic is nonsense.
Stuck here? who must we thank? :confused::D
Posted by DimpleGuy on Tue, 28 May 2013 at 17:32 PM


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