Big Bang Remember album — harmful for teens

Big Bang is one of those Korean boy bands that I really like. There was even one time when Haru Haru was playing on my player for the nth time! I also liked their new album. I especially love their cover of Lee Moon Sae’s Sunset Glow (Red Sunset). It was also fun listening to Seung Ri’s Strong Baby — it was even featured on Perez Hilton’s blog.


I was reading asianfanatics earlier and D O L C E posted the following article:

Under the Commission of Youth Protection, Big Bang’s 2nd album ‘Remember’ has been labelled harmful for teenagers with the reason that the song ‘Strong Baby’ in the album contains inappropriate/suggestive lyrics.

From 6th March, Big Bang’s 2nd album ‘Remember’ will have the sticker ‘No Sales Allowed For Those Under 19′ labelled on the CD.

A YG Entertainment representative said, “We did not arrange for a new recording for a clean version of the supposed problematic song ‘Strong Baby’. We will just have to sell the CD with the sticker label on.”

As to whether this order will affect SeungRi’s solo activity, “This coming 1st March will be his last performance, hence we see that there shouldn’t be any hindrance to his solo activities.”

source: kbites

** some fans may find this sad, but its their rules and its part of their culture, so i think we have to respect this decision. the label doesn’t mean that you can not hear their songs, big bang still has a lot of other songs 😀


Kissing Me – Alex (Clazziquai) and Daniel Henney

Daniel Henney is one of the Korean actors I completely adore. The first time I saw him was when I watched the drama My Name is Kim Sam Soon (though sometimes this drama is called My Lovely Sam Soon). Though Hyun Bin (another actor I adore ehehehe) played the main character, I can’t help but be in love with Daniel Henney. And thanks to google it was easy to find information about him. And thanks to youtube, there are videos available that could feed me with Daniel Henney addiction..


I started to search for some videos and movies which he starred and I came across the movie Seducing Mr. Perfect (in some versions it Seducing Mr. Robin). I remember watching this movie on crunchyroll.. that’s about 2 or 3 years ago (did you see his abs! ahahaha). Everytime I watch a movie I usually look for the OST. And I was really excited when I found out that Daniel Henney sang on the OST! And he even had a duet with my favorite singers!


The song I’m posting is from the OST from that movie. It’s called Kissing Me. I’m having a little problem finding the english translation for this song as well as the hangul version. But I did find the romanization version thanks to kreah ( i love her lyrics site!!!). If you do have the translation as well as the hangul, feel free to post it on the comments! thanks 😀

Kissing Me (Romanization)

Hello nae-minun ib-sul nae-rikkan Hello sarang-suron-ae-gyodo
i-jenun sexy haji anha

Hello narul kkae-u-nun ajime Hello naman para-bonun niga
chogumshing budamdwe

nun-chi obshi saranghanda ma-rhago amu-ttaena kiss
tang-hwang-su-re nal man-dulgo
su-re chwihyae saranghanda chonhwaro
ul-mokkori-nun noropgo ba-raeda chugo

kurae-to naniga sarang-surowo nae-dungdwiye ungkurin
chogun okkae bodumko / ba-mha-nul barabomyon haeng-bo-khan
usumi hul-lo na-oji

onjena ggong norul ji-kyo-chugesso
yoyurob-jin an-hji-man nae-ge him-i dwae-junun
dumchi-khan namja-il-kke onjena
naman mid-ko kissing me!

sae-chim-hage nunul kkalgo kuyangi cho-rom dodohan
cho-umye niga kuriwo
yonghwal bomyo ji-chi-ulda nae-morup-pae-go
chamidun / noye mosubul momyo

kurae-to nan niga sarangsurowo supo wiye chamidun
werubgo gin balgarak / sarangsuron ne mosub-kyoteso
nae-ga jikyo chugo shipo

nado niga nomu sarang-surowo
choyong-hage ji-kyochun song-shi-rhan noye
mosub-mocharan narul sarang-hae-chunun
nol mido Kissing Me

** credits to SuMmeRsALt89 for the video, kreah for the romanization and for the pics

** sorry for the daniel henney overload pics ^^ — i cant help it!

update!! if you liked the song please click here


tonight i can write the saddest lines…

This morning when I opened my office email, one of my colleagues shared a very sad poem. And when I say sad I mean really sad. I don’t know what’s happened to my officemate and why he was suddenly sharing this poem. I’m not sure why I’m sharing it also but I just felt like it. The poem by the way was written by Pablo Neruda.


Tonight I can write the saddest lines.

Write, for example,’The night is shattered
and the blue stars shiver in the distance.’

The night wind revolves in the sky and sings.

Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.
Through nights like this one I held her in my arms
I kissed her again and again under the endless sky.

She loved me sometimes, and I loved her too.
How could one not have loved her great still eyes.

Tonight I can write the saddest lines.
To think that I do not have her. To feel that I have lost her.

To hear the immense night, still more immense without her.
And the verse falls to the soul like dew to the pasture.

What does it matter that my love could not keep her.
The night is shattered and she is not with me.

This is all. In the distance someone is singing. In the distance.
My soul is not satisfied that it has lost her.

My sight searches for her as though to go to her.
My heart looks for her, and she is not with me.

The same night whitening the same trees.
We, of that time, are no longer the same.

I no longer love her, that’s certain, but how I loved her.
My voice tried to find the wind to touch her hearing.

Another’s. She will be another’s. Like my kisses before.
Her void. Her bright body. Her infinite eyes.

I no longer love her, that’s certain, but maybe I loved her.
Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

Because through nights like this one I held her in my arms
my soul is not satisfied that it has lost her.

Though this be the last pain that she makes me suffer
and these the last verses that I write for her.

– Pablo Neruda


** i was trying to find appropriate pictures on the net for poem… i came across this picture and my initial reaction was, it was perfect, except it was the man walking away and not the woman.. at the time i was posting this i was talking to a friend of mine Li Nan 李南, and she pointed out that the picture is also appropriate since it could mean the man is walking away because he is trying to let go og the girl (which is in fact the poem’s message) so I posted it. 😀


Sticky Note Wish (Tagalog Translation)

There were some who requested for the Tagalog translation of Sticky Note Wish, the last song from the Fated to Love You drama. Honestly the Filipino language is not my strongest point — so I was hesitant to translate it. Thankfully, I met someone who is pretty good with Tagalog. The entire translation was being made by babyunfixhart. If you use this somewhere else please do credit her. Will also be updating the Sticky Note Wish Entry :D.


Sticky Note Wish (Tagalog Translation)

Sa bawat araw na lumiplipas, lalo akong napapalapit sa iyong puso
Sa tuwing ika’y maligaya, ganon din ang kaligayahang taglay sa akin
at sa bawat kasiyahang iyan nagsisilbi itong lakas sa akin

Naiinip, nababagot sa paghihintay sa darating na GEMINI
O sa mga ilan ilang mga umuulan na bulalakaw sa gabing matanglaw
Ang pinakamahal na bagay ay hindi naman kailangan maging ganyan,
Ang pagkakaroon ng nakakasilaw na brilyante ay hindi mahalaga,
Sa simpleng pagtingin sa iyong mga kumikislap mong mga mata
Mamamalasan ito ng kasayahan dulot ng simpleng bagay lamang

Ang iyong mga nadarama ipahiwatig sa pamamagitan ng isang sulat Nang sa ganon maipadala ito hanggang sa dulo ng mundo
At maging ang mga pinaka ordinaryo at masasabi ring
Walang kwentang bagay ay magiging maganda at kapakipakinabang
Basta’t ikaw lamang ang iyong puso sa paniniwalang ito
At piliting ang mga pangarap ay manunukal sa iyong puso

Sa hindi makakalimutan panahon ng iyong buhay
itaho ito sa isang sulok ng iyong pusot isip at pagkalaon ay iyong paggugunita

to go to the original entry click here


Upcoming Military Enlistments

I have been a Korean addict from the time I’ve seen Lover’s in Paris. I remember I was in college at that time. It shown on TV right after the Meteor Garden fever. Because of this show, one of the Korean actors I adore was Lee Dong Gun. But he has nothing to do with this post — at least not yet. We’ll not yet since he hasn’t enlisted for the South Korean army.

According to wikipedia,  South Korea has a mandatory military service of 24 to 27 months. as mandatory military service of 24 to 27 months. There are no alternatives for conscientious objectors except imprisonment. So in general, most Korean males have to serve the army for about 2 years or so.

Apparenlty even actors and singers are not exepmt from this military service. As many of you may know  Gong Yoo (from Coffee Prince) is currenlty in the army. A friend of mine adores him and she just can’t wait for the time when he finishes his service so he can make more series! ahahah — 1 more year to go!

I recently found an article on asianfanatics about actors who will be enlisting in the army. Two of the are my favorites…

The actors mentioned in the article who will be enlisting are

Kim Jae Won  (he’s the guy from Wonderful Life and 100 days from Ms. Arrogant) kim-jae-won

Jo In Sung (awww… no more jo in sung for 2 years, he’s my favorite number 1) — he is the guy from Memories in Bali


Kim Rae Won (favorite number 2) , he’s the guy from My Little Bride and Love Story in Harvard


Other actors mentioned in the article were Jo Han-seon of Sweet Lies, Choi Ji-woo’s Star’s Lover co-star Lee Ki-woo, and Choi Ji-woo’s real-life love Lee Jin-wook.

I’m sure most fans will find it a little sad, but you just have to wait for 2 years and they come back. 😀

credits to DOLCE@asianfanatics,  source: Star News, Hankook Ilbo, Newsen
translations: dramabeans