Do You Know (알고 있나요) – Someday ft. Jea (BEG)

For a fan of the drama Boys Over Flowers, I know you must be familiar with this song. In the OST of Boys Over Flowers, Do You Know by Someday was featured as one of the songs, which of course became very popular.

But did you know that there was a duet version of this song featuring Jea (Brown Eyed Girls)??

At the time Boys Over Flowers was airing, I did not know that there was a duet version of this song, up until a few months ago when I was searching for new songs to download. This song was one of my favorites in the BOF soundtrack so I was a little hesitant about this version. I was very much surprised that this version was sung as a duet. But when I heard it, I immediately liked it. Heck, I even prefer it over the one that was featured in BOF.

I love the idea of having Jea’s voice in the song. I mean I like her voice, I think she has one of the strongest voice in the Kpop industry. It added more spice to the very likeable song. The blending of the voice sounded very much pleasant to my ears.

As for the video.. well remember that guy who played Sam Soom’s ex-boyfriend, yup that’s the same guy. And I have to say he looks better here. He was too lanky during the Kim Sam Soon days (but that was in 2005, I think this songs was in 2009). Oh sorry I forgot to tell you his name is Lee Kyuhan. And if you’re a Super Junior fan, you might have seen him in Introducing a Star’s Friend with Leeteuk and Eunhyuk.

So I hope you liked the song… and if you like it you can click here to have it 🙂

**credits paulinelam@yt

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Waiting (기다리다) – Panic (패닉)

I am absolutely enjoying old Kpop songs these days. I don’t know but I get excited when I hear them sing an old song and I immediately jumped to looking for the original singer of the song.

I have been listening to this song over and over for the past few days (its this and David Choi’s By My Side). I know it has been sung over and over again by several artists and it has been featured in Kdramas, the latest of which was in Dream High. But I guess this song will not fade (that’s why I love old songs :))

The song is called Waiting (기다리다) by Panic (패닉). I couldn’t find any music video so I settled for a this….

and  a live version of Lee Jeok (이적) singing (by the way he was part of Panic but he’s a solo artist now..

This song was originally releases in 1995 as part of Panic’s first album. I absolutely love the strumming of the guitar in this song. There is something about acoustic music that really draws me. Must be my liking for rock music. And the song’s melody is truly saying the feeling of the lyrics of the song, so that’s another plus in my book. I just love it and I have been playing this again and again. Here’s the lyrics to help you sing along…

Waiting (Romanization)

neol gidarida honja saenggakhaesseo
tteonagan neon jigeum neomu apa
dasi naegero doraol gil wie ulgo itdago
neol baraboda mundeuk saenggakhaesseo
eoneunal haneuri balgajimyeon
machi tteonatdeon nalcheoreom gamanhi neoneun naege ogetji
nae ape itnneun neo

nega dasi nareul bol sun eobseulkka
neoui du nun soge naneun eopgo
iksukhaejin sonjitgwa anggeumgateun misoman
huimihage namaseo nareul ulge hajiman
neoneun dasi naege doraolgeoya
neoui mami dasi nal bureumyeon
jujeomalgo dorawa ne nunapui nae aneuro
yejeoncheoreom neol anajulteni

neol baraboda mundeuk saenggakhaesseo
eoneunal haneuri balgajimyeon
machi tteonatdeon nalcheoreom gamanhi neoneun naege ogetji
nae ape inneun neo

nega dasi nareul bol sun eobseulkka
neoui du nun soge naneun eopgo
iksukhaejin sonjitgwa anggeumgateun misoman
huimihage namaseo nareul ulge hajiman
neoneun dasi naege doraolgeoya
neoui mami dasi nal bureumyeon
jujeomalgo dorawa ne nunapui nae aneuro
yejeoncheoreom neol anajulteni

Waiting (English Translation)

While I was waiting for you,
I’ve been thinking that you’re so painful after you left me.
So you’re crying on the way back to me.
When I look at you, I hope.
On a clear day you will come back to me just like when you left me.

Can’t I see you again?
I can’t see me in your eyes
Comfortable waves and remains of the smile make me cry.
You’d come back to me
Don’t hesitate to come to my arms if your heart called me
I’ll hug you like I did before.

When I look at you, I hope.
On a clear day you will come back to me just like when you left me.

Can’t I see you again?
I can’t see me in your eyes
Comfortable waves and remains of the smile make me cry.
You’d come back to me
Don’t hesitate to come to my arms if your heart called me
I’ll hug you like I did before.

Waiting 기다리다 (Hangeul)

널 기다리다 혼자 생각했어
떠나간 넌 지금 너무 아파
다시 내게로 돌아올 길 위에 울고 있다고
널 바라보다 문득 생각했어
어느날 하늘이 밝아지면
마치 떠났던 날처럼 가만히 너는 내게 오겠지
내 앞에 있는 너

* 네가 다시 나를 볼 순 없을까
너의 두 눈 속에 나는 없고
익숙해진 손짓과 앙금같은 미소만
희미하게 남아서 나를 울게 하지만
너는 다시 내게 돌아올거야
너의 맘이 다시 날 부르면
주저말고 돌아와 네 눈앞의 내 안으로
예전처럼 널 안아줄테니

널 바라보다 문득 생각했어
어느날 하늘이 밝아지면
마치 떠났던 날처럼 가만히 너는 내게 오겠지
내 앞에 있는 너

* 네가 다시 나를 볼 순 없을까
너의 두 눈 속에 나는 없고
익숙해진 손짓과 앙금같은 미소만
희미하게 남아서 나를 울게 하지만
너는 다시 내게 돌아올거야
너의 맘이 다시 날 부르면
주저말고 돌아와 네 눈앞의 내 안으로
예전처럼 널 안아줄테니

I know a lot of Kdrama fans recognized this song being sung by Pilsuk’s (IU) character from Dream High. This was the song she was singing in the hospital. But I liked this song when I saw Kim Hyun Joong singing it in Boys Over Flowers. This was the song he sang when he was in Macau (before the acoustic version of Because I’m a Fool). *wink *wink ^_^

So who sang it better?

Kim Hyun Joong’s version (with Because I’m a Fool)

IU’s version

**credits: iiummie,  ScarySoul666, rainbowand and Jindragon0 @ yt + lovenlight@soompi + bu-ge.com

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Kyuhyun and Jungmo (Trax) at Immortal Song 2

I was talking to my friends the other night. We were watching some videos (particulary Suju’s Why I Like You performance — and it was played again and again 🙂 –). Suddenly another friend asked me how about the rock scene in Kpop? Do they have any?

My friends know I am an avid rock fan — been a rock fan since I was in grade school. So they were kind of curious if the kind of rock songs that I love also existed in the Kpop world. My answer to them was this.. yes there are bands but their bands are all flower boys. Most of the kind of rock songs I like are indie groups. Truth be told, the kind of rock songs I like are the loud ones, like the ones you will hear from Jpop rock groups.

The closest I can get to my kind of rock music is Trax. So when I saw this video I was happy that some people do like rock in Korea.

This is the video of Kyuhyun‘s performance on Immortal Song 2 with Jungmo from Trax as his special guest. He singing a song called Masquerade.

It was stunning to hear and see this performance. Jungmo is a real good guitar player! Really REALLY good (not to mention good looking… see flower boys!).  And I didn’t know Kyuhyun’s voice would be good for a rock song, but I think he nailed this performance. I think it has to do something with the shout. If I didn’t know him, I think I could never tell that he is part of a boyband. The make up though — I really don’t understand why they correlate rock with eyeliners. If it was a goth / emo  rock band, yes. But have you ever seen Oasis wear eyeliners.. nuh-uh! And rock bands don’t dress that way, they dress comfortably. Maybe it’s their concept of being in a rock band.

But I was glad with this performance especially because its a show where most of the contestants are or were from idol groups (except Huh Gak but  I’m still rooting for him! oops.. and Kyuhyun too!) It was something refreshing from the usual cutesy kind of music.

**credits: RaiBaka@yt

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Superman – Super Junior MV

I’ve been busy these days but a friend of mine (Johnny Talker) was telling me to post something on the blog. So here it is…

Well he particularly asked for a post not from an unknown Kpop artist so I am posting something from an idol group — my favorite idol group! kk 🙂

This is the video of Super Junior‘s Superman.

For those who have been watching their comeback and who’ve been following them, you would know that this song is not part of their 5th album, but it was performed during their comebacks. So due to the public demands of the fans, the group has recorded the full song of Superman and was released in the version B of the album.

When I first heard the song, I was like.. it sounded weird and it’s not something you would hear from them. Though there were some traces of it sounding a bit like Miina. The song particularly talks about them being a superman in the industry. It also says something about their experience and hardships to get to being super junior.

A lot of fans have been complaining about the video as its just a compilation of the concert. But I think it was nicely put together. I think they didn’t have much time to make the video, of course all of them are busy with the promotion of Mr. Simple and other activities, plus Heechul is going to enlist in the army real soon. I don’t think the boys have time to make a video. I think this video and song was put released a a fan service to all the fans, so we should be at least thankful. And we want them to rest a bit right? Some fans can be so crazy.. well I think that’s part of the insatiable needs of a fan.

So anyway enjoy the video.

*credits: smtown@yt

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Naiisip Mo Ba – David DiMuzio (MV)

This is indeed a first! I mean this is the first time that I’ve seen an American who has released a Filipino song in the Philippines! And I am happy.

This is the song Naiisip Mo Ba by David DiMuzio.

It’s a great song. I especially like how he blended English with the Tagalog. Though, the tagalog is only heard in the chorus, I liked that it’s sung by a foreigner but you can really hear the tagalog part.

Yes, mga kababayan, he is an American! According to his facebook page, he is from Charlotte, North Carolina but he has recorded and wrote several songs for artists such as Nyoy Volante, Mark Bautista, and Top Suzara (Freestyle). You can check out his facebook page to know more about him.

Wow I am very impressed with him. I actually saw his video because I was searching for covers of Lagi (Kiss Jane). And thus I found this video.

It’s a very good cover I think.

Gonna be looking out for more of his tracks! I’m loving his music! 🙂

*credits:  daviddimuzio@yt

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