I really really miss Clazziquai!!

I’ve been pretty caught up with a lot of things to do so there wasn’t any update on the blog. Not only on my blog, haven’t really watched any of the variety shows.. sigh… so much catching up to do..

But I cannot not post this! Because I really really really miss Clazziquai! And recently they had a performance on Sketchbook singing She Is. (watch the video before it gets deleted!!!)

Ok.. so what happened to Alex‘s hair??? Well he looks younger with that do though.. so we’ll forgive him! But Horan looks stunning in this video!

I was very happy when I read that they were performing on Sketchbook. Before my idol fanaticism, there was Clazziquai..  and there will always be Clazziquai! They are actually the first Korean group that I really, truly like!I absolutely love their music… Thank God for the drama Kim Sam Soon for introducing them to me. Since then I haven’t stopped admiring their music. Their music is different and their beats are just right for me.

But they haven’t had a new album out though (even though Horan and Alex has had some solo projects). I think their last one was in 2009 if I am not mistaken. Can they like come back now with a new album?

Wish they would release something new soon (DJ Clazzi please… ^_^).

**credits:  UnknownCarrot170@yt

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Can U Smile – Infinite (Live Performance)

I’m getting a little lazy to post something…

But wanted to share the song because it’s a different Infinite… it’s them just singing, no dance this time… This is their live performance of the song Can U Smile.

I think their making a statement that they are not just a dance group. They prove that they can carry a ballad/acoustic song. I was actually a little shocked when I saw the performance because I know the original of this song has a dance tune. It sounds nice though.

But poor L (am I right??), he’s just carrying the guitar.. so he can’t stand up and do the choreography part… it looks kinda awkward for him to sit alone. Umm I think whoever made the choreography for this performance ought to not leave him alone with his guitar…

Anyways… enjoy!

**credits: SBSMusic1

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Junsu’s version of Hyun Bin’s That Man (Geu Namja)

OMG I can’t believe it! This is post 501… I’ve written and posted lots of entries to this blog after 2 years and a half. I know I don’t have too much time to post as much as I did in the first year I started this blog, but I still am hesitant to end and not post anything. I guess it has become a part of me.. But Kamsahamnida, Xie xie, Arigatou, Salamat, Thank you for to all who visited the blog! ^_^

For post 501, I thing its but fitting to make a post which has some connection to how I became addicted to Asian music… because of Dong Bang Shin Ki’s Xiah Junsu. (i think he is adorable… sigh!) — or should I say JYJ’s Junsu

I bet a lot of people have watched Secret Garden! It was a hit!! And I have to say it was a very unique story… and so maybe that’s why it’s a hit. Who would ever forget Hyun Bin‘s purple track suit!!! And who doesn’t love Gil Ra Im!!!

Also another popular thing we would not forget about Secret Gardens’ soundtrack! Especially the song That Man (Geu Namja). Even Hyun Bin has his own version of the song (the original one was sung by Baek Jiyoung).

Recently, JYJ’s Junsu did a cover of the That Man. And my god do I miss him singin ballads.

 

As always, his voice is really beautiful. I could not truly explain it! Hyun Bin’s version was also beautiful, but both their voices are very different so I can’t say which I like best. But one thing I do know is that I miss Junsu’s ballad songs! I wish he would sing more ballads especially OSTs I’m pretty sure it would really really sound awesome!

If only……

**credits: fernyj90@yt + as tagged

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Lonely – 2NE1 (MV)

OMG!!! I love it!!

2NE1 has been teasing us with the bits of their their new song last week… and early today, they have released their new track Lonely.

Aww.. too bad they won’t be promoting this track! I so love it!

I know I know I’m a little partial toward the girls because I like their songs (well most of them though… I’m too much of a fan with Clap your hands). But I am not kidding and their is no bias involved when I say that this is a good track, because it shows that the girls can make beautiful music even if it’s not of the dance genre. I’m not sure if acoustic music is the recent trend in Korea but it seems the girls have ventured toward those shores.

This track let’s us hear that their voices aren’t just meant for fast hip hop beats but as well as belting some tunes. No wonder Will.i.am that this track would be a hit.. sigh, they should really promote this, but i guess that won’t happen… but please YG entertainment… will it be possible to do it even just one time?? pretty please with sugar and cherry on top? nah.. who am I kidding they’ve already made the announcement.

The only thing that I don’t like about the song is the last note… the one where someone shouted.. “eh-eh..”  I’m not really sure who did that, I’m guessing CL.. I’m not sure if that’s a trademark of 2NE1 songs or something, but I guess it doesn’t really sound right for me. Maybe they could have ended it in a better way.

The video is yet again a unique one! I think that’s the nice thing about the YG videos.. its something unique and something new and fresh. I love how CL looked in this video! So 1960’s in a modern way! something I haven’t seen in Korean videos!

I need more 2NE1… sigh…

**credits: 2NE1@yt + as tagged

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Chu Chu – Spinel (MV)

For the first time in a long time! Now we see girls who are not dancing while singing songs. Instead we see them bringing guitars and playing them!

It’s a new duo and they call themselves Spinel and this is their debut track Chu Chu.

Can you believe these two girls are just middle school students?! OMG! Amazing! They do sound really good. I first saw them perform on one of the music programs and they sound really nice. Their song sounds really bubbly and its good to know that Korean music is branching out to the acoustic genre. I hope there would be more of this kind of sound and more of the girl’s music. They’re starting a trend!

Will be watching out for them!

And I want one of those guitars! kk mine doesn’t look like that! kk

**credits:  TonyKPOPMV@yt

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Tonight – Jay Park (MV)

I love the new Jay Park video!!!

Though Abandoned is really great, but I like Tonight 오늘밤 better. It also features Kan Minkyung of Davichi.

I actually thought at first it was a cutesy video. But I loved the video… all the dance moves in the video are definitely…. AWESOME!!!! DAEBAK!!! I love Prepix!!!

I love how Jay Park is making a mark on his videos through the dance sequences. It’s very very different from Kpop videos we see (though sometimes 2PM has dance sequences but it’s not as long and as awesome as this!) I really really really like the way the dance moves are so simple, like it’s something you would do normally, but blended together it makes up an extraordinary choreography. And did I mention how great a dance Jay Park is!!! Love Love Love Love Love this video!!!

So let’s dance dance to the song! (ain’t it addicting!! ^_^)

We need more Bboy dances in the world!! kk

**credits: jaybumaom0425@yt

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Beautiful Woman – December (MV)

I saw December perform this song last weekend in one of the Kmusic shows (I couldn’t recall which one though). I was excited to see them have another song. Their new song is called Beautiful Woman (미인).

This song is not the usual December sound, it’s a cross of their old sound and maybe a little of the SG Wannabe sound. It’s a little faster compared to their old ballads. But I like it nonetheless.

Just one thing I don’t like though… what’s up with the video?? Vampires?!?! Don’t we have too much of the vampire themed everything. I know a lot of Koreans love to watch Vampire Diaries. I should know because my students go gaga over it! i watched the first season but the story is too blah… no offense to Vampire Diary fans, it’s just not my thing… But puh-lease not in their MV’s too!! Too much!! Twilight is enough for me thank you very much! It’s just too cliche!

But since everlasting love is the theme for the song… sigh then I guess the story fits..

But enjoy the song though! ^_^

And if you want to sing a long here is another video..

**credits: fufu110 and LoveKpopSubs3@yt

Lee Sora’s Number One (Boa) version

One of my students is addicted to the Korean variety show I Am A Singer (나는 가수다). So when I saw him yesterday, all we talked about was what happened during the May 8. He knows I can relate to Korean music so he always feels comfortable when talking about it.

Among all the performances he described, I was most intrigued about the performance of Lee Sora. She did her own version of Boa‘s Number One.

Every time I hear Lee Sora sing, I always get goosebumps! I automatically associate it with an opera signer singing an Aria! Think Christine from Phantom of the Opera singing Think of Me.

Boa’s Number One an old Kpop song that I like since my early Kpop days. That was about the time Eat You Up was popular. I did a quick search on Boa and voila I found this song.

Now back to I am a singer… Lee Sora did a rock version of the song. Though the song brings out the best in her voice (man she could sing a rock ballad!), I still like her doing the ballad songs. I think I’m not used to her having to sing in this genre. But one thing she proves though, is that she can do a variety of genres.

Oh and in case you were wondering, this is the original Boa version:

 

Which version do you like?

**credits: iamasinger1234 and  sment@yt

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Lonely Northern Hemisphere – Ocean Ou

Before I became a fan of Kpop, I pretty much started with Chinese (Mandarin) songs. That was because I watched a lot of Taiwanese dramas. Blame it on Meteor Garden! That drama started my asian addiction.

One of the dramas I watched before was called Love Contract that starred Ariel Lin and Mike He. There was a song from the OST that really liked called Lonely Northern Hemisphere. It was sung by Ariel Lin. But little did I know that it was a cover!! Thanks to one of my Taiwanese friends. The original singer is Ocean Ou De Yang.

This is the song.

Apparently, Ocean Ou started out as a singer who used images for his videos and never showed his face at first. He only did so when he had a concert. But his songs are a hit in Taiwan. And this song has become a favorite of mine. Though I like Ariel Lin’s version, I like the original better. If you listen to both, there is a slight difference in the lyrics. His voice is sweet and relaxing and that’s why I like it better.

This is Ariel Lin‘s version… thumbs up for Mike He being in the video!!

 

 Anyway, I am posting the lyrics and translation for Ocean Ou’s version. For Ariel Lin’s version, there are a lot available online so it would not be too hard to search.  Enjoy singing

Lonely Northern Hemisphere (Pinyin) 

 yong wo de wan an pei ni
chi zhao can
ji de ba xiang nian
chun zai pu man
wo wang zhe man tian xing zai shan
ting niu lang dui zhe nu shuo yao yong gan

bei pa wo men zai di qiu de liang duan
kan wo de wen hou
qi zhe mo tan
fei yong guang shu fei dao
ni mian qian
yao ni neng kan dao shi zi xing you bei ji xing zhou ban

sao le wo de shou bei dang zhen tou
ni xi bu xi guan
ni de wang shu jing wang bu dao wo bei ban qiu de gu dan
tai ping yang de chao shui gen zhe di qiu lai hui xuan zhuan
wo hui nai xin de deng
sui shi huan ying ni kao an
sao le wo de huai bao dang nuan nu
ni xi bu xi guan
E gei ni zhao pian kan bu dao wo bei ban qiu de gu dan
shi jie zai da liang ke zhen xin jiu neng
hu xiang qu nuan
xiang nian bu hui tou lan
wo de meng tong tong ge ni bao guan

bei pa wo men zai di qiu de liang duan
kan wo de wen hou
qi zhe mo tan
fei yong guang shu fei dao
ni mian qian
yao ni neng kan dao shi zi xing you bei ji xing zhou ban

sao le wo de shou bei dang zhen tou
ni xi bu xi guan
ni de wang shu jing wang bu dao wo bei ban qiu de gu dan
tai ping yang de chao shui gen zhe di qiu lai hui xuan zhuan
wo hui nai xin de deng
sui shi huan ying ni kao an
sao le wo de huai bao dang nuan nu
ni xi bu xi guan
E gei ni zhao pian kan bu dao wo bei ban qiu de gu dan
shi jie zai da liang ke zhen xin jiu neng
hu xiang qu nuan
xiang nian bu hui tou lan
wo de meng tong tong ge ni bao guan

sao le wo de shou bei dang zhen tou
ni xi bu xi guan
ni de wang shu jing wang bu dao wo bei ban qiu de gu dan
tai ping yang de chao shui gen zhe di qiu lai hui xuan zhuan
wo hui nai xin de deng
sui shi huan ying ni kao an
sao le wo de huai bao dang nuan nu
ni xi bu xi guan
E gei ni zhao pian kan bu dao wo bei ban qiu de gu dan
shi jie zai da liang ke zhen xin jiu neng
hu xiang qu nuan
xiang nian bu hui tou lan
wo de meng tong tong ge ni bao guan

Lonely Northern Hemisphere (Translation)  

Use your morning to accompany me to eat dinner
Remember to put feelings of longing into the piggy bank
I am looking at the shining stars all over the sky
Listen to Niu Lang tell Zhi Nu that she must be brave

Not scared that we are in different parts of Earth
Watch your greetings sit on a magic carpet
As it flies to me at the speed of light
You allow me to see the North Star become a companion of the Cross Star

I still have not gotten used to having your arm as my pillow
Your telescope cannot capture the loneliness of my northern hemisphere
The Pacific Ocean’s tide whirl along with Earth’s rotation
I will patiently wait, wait until the day you approach shore
I still have not gotten used to having your bosom as my warming stove
In the picture I e-mailed you, the loneliness of my northern hemisphere cannot be seen
No matter how big the world is, our sincerity will keep each other warm
My feelings of longing will not slack off; all of my dreams have been stored for you

Not scared that we are in different parts of Earth
Watch your greetings sit on a magic carpet
As it flies to me at the speed of light
You allow me to see the North Star become a companion of the Cross Star

I still have not gotten used to having your arm as my pillow
Your telescope cannot capture the loneliness of my northern hemisphere
The Pacific Ocean’s tide whirl along with Earth’s rotation
I will patiently wait, wait until the day you approach shore
I still have not gotten used to having your bosom as my warming stove
In the picture I e-mailed you, the loneliness of my northern hemisphere cannot be seen
No matter how big the world is, our sincerity will keep each other warm
My feelings of longing will not slack off; all of my dreams have been stored for you

I still have not gotten used to having your arm as my pillow
Your telescope cannot capture the loneliness of my northern hemisphere
The Pacific Ocean’s tide whirl along with Earth’s rotation
I will patiently wait, wait until the day you approach shore
I still have not gotten used to having your bosom as my warming stove
In the picture I e-mailed you, the loneliness of my northern hemisphere cannot be seen
No matter how big the world is, our sincerity will keep each other warm
My feelings of longing will not slack off; all of my dreams have been stored for you

Lonely Northern Hemisphere (Chinese)  

用我的晚安陪你吃早餐
记得把想念存进扑满
我望着满天星在闪
听牛郎对织女说要勇敢

别怕我们在地球的两端
看我的问候骑着魔毯
飞用光速飞到你面前
要你能看到十字星有北极星作伴

少了我的手臂当枕头你习不习惯
你的望远镜望不到我北半球的孤单
太平洋的潮水跟着地球来回旋转
我会耐心地等随时欢迎你靠岸
少了我的怀抱当暖炉你习不习惯
E给你照片看不到我北半球的孤单
世界再大两颗真心就能互相取暖
想念不会偷懒我的梦通通给你保管

别怕我们在地球的两端
看我的问候骑着魔毯
飞用光速飞到你面前
要你能看到十字星有北极星作伴

少了我的手臂当枕头你习不习惯
你的望远镜望不到我北半球的孤单
太平洋的潮水跟着地球来回旋转
我会耐心地等随时欢迎你靠岸
少了我的怀抱当暖炉你习不习惯
E给你照片看不到我北半球的孤单
世界再大两颗真心就能互相取暖
想念不会偷懒我的梦通通给你保管

少了我的手臂当枕头你习不习惯
你的望远镜望不到我北半球的孤单
太平洋的潮水跟着地球来回旋转
我会耐心地等随时欢迎你靠岸
少了我的怀抱当暖炉你习不习惯
E给你照片看不到我北半球的孤单
世界再大两颗真心就能互相取暖
想念不会偷懒我的梦通通给你保管

If you like it, click here for Ocean Ou’s version and here for Ariel Lin’s version

**credits: chinesemusicblog.com + bokashi and churongnho07@yt

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Resignation / Giving Up (체념) – Big Mama

I remember wanting to post this awhile back, but I never had the chance of posting the lyrics of this ballad song.

It’ s Resignation or Giving Up (체념) by Big Mama.

I first heard this song maybe 3 years ago, when I was addicted to DBSK (they were still 5 that time). I saw Xiah Junsu sing this song and I fell in love with his voice as well as the song. The original song was actually sung by a group called Big Mama. Unlike most Kpop girl idol groups, this girls were a little voluptuous but they can belt a song.

I am sucker for sad songs and thus after reading the english translation I ultimately fell for the song. The song is about a girl saying she will be giving up on the relationship she has with someone and she told him to be happy. Who wouldn’t fall for that, because I bet most girls did feel that way at one point in their lives, be it unrequited love or with an existing relationship. Ok I’ll stop being a drama queen now.

I couldn’t find any romanization that I liked online, so I decided to make my own. Feel free to use it as long as you credit me if you do.

Resignation / Giving Up (Romanization by chipskjaa@wordpress)

Haengbokhaesseo neowaui shigandeul amado neoneun himdereogetji
Neoui maeumeul molladeon geon aniya nado neuggyeosseojiman
Neol bonaeneunge neol ddeona bonaeneunge ajigeun iksukhajiga anha
Geureokebagge hal su eobdeon niga weonmangseureoweo

Wae mal anhaetni anim mothangeoni jogeumdo nal saenggakhaji anhani
Joa-handamyeon saranghandamyeon ireoke ggeutnaelgeomyeonseo wae geureonmareul haeni
Neol miweohaeyaman haneungeoni animyeon naetaseul haeyaman haneungeoni
Shiganeul dolrilsuman itdamyeon
Dashi yejeoneuro doragago shipeun maeum bbuniya

Wae mal anhaetni anim mothangeoni jogeumdo nal saenggakhaji anhani
Joa-handamyeon saranghandamyeon ireoke ggeutnaelgeomyeonseo wae geureonmareul haeni
Neol miweohaeyaman haneungeoni animyeon naetaseul haeyaman haneungeoni
Shiganeul dolrilsuman itdamyeon
Dashi yejeoneuro doragago shipeun maeum bbuniya

Geurae deoisang mudji anheulgge
Naegyeoteul ddeonago shipdamyeon doraboji malgo ddeonaga
Nunmureun heulriji anheulgge gwaenhi maeumman yakhaejinigga
Naegeseo meoreojin ni moseubi heurithage boyeo nunmuri nanabwa

Neol manhi geuriweohal geot gata chamayaman hagetji ijhyeojil su itdorok
Dashin saranggateungeo haji anheulrae
Nae majimak sarangeul doraseon neoege jugo shipeoseo
Haengbokhagil barae naboda jo-eun yeoja mannagireul

Resignation / Giving Up (Translation)

I was happy, the times that I spent with you, even though it must have been hard for you.
It’s not that I didn’t know how you felt in your heart, I felt it too.
Letting you go, just letting you go, I’m still not quite used to it.
Because this was the only thing you could do, I am hurt by you.

Why didn’t you tell me? Or is that you couldn’t tell me? Did you not think of me a little?
If you liked me, If you loved me. If you were gonna end it like this, why did you say all those things?
Do I have to hate you or should I blame myself?
If I could go back in time
The only thing I want is to go back to us in the past.

Why didn’t you tell me? Or is that you couldn’t tell me? Did you not think of me a little?
If you liked me, If you loved me. If you were gonna end it like this, why did you say all those things?
Do I have to hate you or should I blame myself?
If I could go back in time
The only thing I want is to go back to us in the past.

i won’t question your choice anymore.
If you want to leave me, leave without looking back.
I wont show any tears because my heart will just get weak
Your figure moving away from me is getting blurrier, I think tears are forming.

I think I will miss you very much, but I have to hold it in so that I can forget you.
I never want to do anything like love ever again
So that my last love belongs to you who turned away from me.
I hope you are happy and that you meet a better girl than me.

Resignation / Giving Up (Hanguel)

행복했어 너와의 시간들 아마도 너는 힘들었겠지
너의 마음을 몰랐던건 아니야 나도 느꼈었지만
널 보내는게 널 떠나 보내는게 아직은 익숙하지가 않아
그렇게밖에 할 수 없던 니가 원망스러워

왜 말 안했니 아님 못한거니 조금도 날 생각하지 않았니
좋아한다면 사랑한다면 이렇게 끝낼거면서 왜 그런말을 했니
널 미워해야만 하는거니 아니면 내탓을 해야만 하는거니
시간을 돌릴수만 있다면
다시 예전으로 돌아가고 싶은 마음 뿐이야

왜 말 안했니 아님 못한거니 조금도 날 생각하지 않았니
좋아한다면 사랑한다면 이렇게 끝낼거면서 왜 그런말을 했니
널 미워해야만 하는거니 아니면 내탓을 해야만 하는거니
시간을 돌릴수만 있다면
다시 예전으로 돌아가고 싶은 마음 뿐이야

그래 더이상 묻지 않을게
내곁을 떠나고 싶다면 돌아보지 말고 떠나가
눈물은 흘리지 않을께 괜히 마음만 약해지니깐
내게서 멀어진 니 모습이 흐릿하게 보여 눈물이 나나봐

널 많이 그리워할 것 같아 참아야만 하겠지 잊혀질 수 있도록
다신 사랑같은거 하지 않을래
내 마지막 사랑은 돌아선 너에게 주고 싶어서
행복하길 바래 나보다 좋은 여자 만나기를

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**credits: modestnumbers@yt + my sweet love*@soompi

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