Pursuing the Passion for Singing
Bound by their love for singing and performing, 12 of our nursing home residents came together to form the Tian Mi Mi singing group, meeting regularly to rehearse. The group, some of whom are living with dementia, has since performed at our centres and for the public.
The group decides the songs that they wish to sing and the outfit they wish to wear for their performances. While some are not able to hold a microphone steadily or may sometimes forget the lyrics, their performances never fail to stir joy among the audience with their heartwarming tunes and enthusiasm.
53-year-old Mr Soh Siong Tee (pictured top right), who is the lead singer of the group, shared that he has always loved singing and one of his favourite songs is “Ai Pia Zia Eh Ya” (Hokkien), which means “Success comes with your hard work”.
“I loved to sing when I was young. I bought 2 radio players and a lot of CDs, and sang along to them. I am the happiest when I sing because it helps me to forget all my troubles and worries”, he said with a smile.
Hear about Mr Soh’s experiences in Tian Mi Mi and catch a snippet of their performance below: