Someday (สักวันหนึ่ง) – OST A Little Thing Called Love

I believe that the easiest way to learn a language is to watch their movies and listen to their songs. That’s what happened when I wanted to learn Korean. Though my Korean is not too good, but I can understand bits and pieces thanks to watching all the dramas, variety shows and having more than 10GB of hard disk space of Kpop songs.

Now because I really have to learn the language, I have decided to listen to Thai music and watch their movies (and possibly in the future their dramas and variety shows). So this is the first ever Thai song that I am posting on my blog.

I actually wanted to do this a few months ago but I never had the time. But at last I’m posting it today. The song is called Someday.

If you have seen A Little Thing Called Love, you would be familiar with this song. This was the song played when Shone was looking at the notebook he made for Nam. I loved this song even though I did not know what it meant. I’m not sure who sang it, so if you know please do leave a comment.

I looked for a video with English subtitles so it would be understood. Oh how I love sad songs.. 🙂 Anyway, the video does contain some spoilers of the movie but that’s ok. The woman’s voice is really good. Thai music is not really popular yet to other parts of the world. Before seeing this movie I only knew G20.. a Thai girl group that is packaged like a Kpop group. I know of them because they guested on Star King. But other than that I don’t know them.

But while riding on my Ah’s car (Ah means younger aunt in Thai), I really like listening to the songs being played on the radio. Well.. Chan pood Tai mai dai ka (I don’t understand Thai), but i like th sound of the songs. I think I would like Thai songs. My only problem is I don’t know where to start and who is a good artist.. Can anyone help me??

If you’re Thai, please leave a comment (in English please) and recommend some Thai songs please 🙂 Much appreciated! Any Thai ELFs willing to help me?? kk 🙂

Thank you!!!

**credits: CatMatdz@yt

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In Heaven – JYJ (MV)

OMG!!! I didn’t know about this video until today… It was released the other week but I guess I was too busy to notice. But I loved the song!

This is my second favorite JYJ song (Found You will still be number 1). It’s called In Heaven.

I absolutely love it when they do ballads. I know that DBSK was a dance group but I still think they are one of the best ballad and acapella group in Korea, too bad they went their separate ways. But I when JYJ released this song, I am happy because now they are doing ballads once more! And it especially fits the 3 of them.

When I saw the video I was more surprised. I love sad songs and sad videos and I kind of miss this kind of Korean music video. Nowadays there aren’t too much stories in the music videos — its either just dancing or singing or acting cute in the video. Boy am I happy to see one like this. And the plus is that Junsu stars in it! Among the three of them, he is one who hasn’t acted in a drama (not the Bajun one they used to do). But I think he had experience with acting but only in the musical stage. I’m happy to just see him be the one who stars in this video.. And there is Ji Hyo as the girl! I love her 🙂

The story of the video was a little too predictable to me and there were several parts that weren’t close to what actually happens in reality. I mean who could actually travel to time re do the future.. Yes, you only see that in movies and on tv.. or maybe it will happen a hundred thousand years from now! But I forgive them… not because of Junsu (though I was screaming like a fan girl when I saw it) but because they had a point to make.. to be together with the one you love in eternity. Sweet.. just not real! kk

I saw the teaser videos of Jaejoong and Yoochun also.. I guess they might be releasing other version of the video. We have to wait and see.. but I am happy that they released Junsu’s first.. ohh the bias is coming out.

I can’t wait for the next ones!! I wish they could perform on variety shows though.. sigh…

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A-Cha – Super Junior MV

They have been performing in several music shows but the music video just came out I think 2 days ago. It’s Super Junior‘s follow up track to Mr. Simple. The track is called A-cha.

Honestly, I was not really blown out by the new song. It sounded like Super Junior M’s Perfection. But the good thing is it has a different sound from the SJ Funky beat. I do like the way they focused on the voices of Super Junior. I mean I have to admit not all of them have stellar voices as individuals, but as a group it works out. I do love the fact that they gave more powerful notes for Sungmin to sing. Though his voice is not the same as KRY, but he has the fourth best voice among them and its but fitting to give some recognition.

Because I saw and heard the live performance first before the video was released, I didn’t know that Heechul was still part of it. I have to admit its nice to see that even before he enlisted he still made a video. And Siwon is rapping??? kk 🙂

Anyway, I am not too impressed by the video. It’s still simple. So is th choreography. I really want to see them dance like they did during Sorry Sorry and Bonamana. I guess the boys are sticking to the simplicity concept this time. But they are a dance group — I would love to see them dance more!  With better choreography!!!

Anyway.. enjoy!

Oh and did you hear about Hangeng’s (Hankyung) retraction of the his complaint against SMent?? Omo!! I can’t wait.. I hope he gets back with SJ!!!

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Recommended Movie: A Little Thing Called Love (Thai)

I haven’t recommended movies for so long. It takes a lot of effort to do these recommendations and it stresses me out sometimes so I don’t do it much. But because I am here in Thailand, I thought why not recommend a Thai movie.

I don’t really watch Thai movies in the past and most of the movies I saw were the horror Thai movies (Shutter will always be a favorites) and Sports themed movies (think beautiful boxer). I haven’t explored much of the other Thai movies and I wasn’t interested until my sister recommended I watch A Little Thing Called Love (sometimes called First Love).

I really like this movie so I made this post extra special by adding a few screen caps!

The Story

It starts with P’Shone having an exhibit of his works as photographer. In the background you hear Nam (the heroine) saying that he is the one who taught her A Little Thing Called Love.

Flash back to 9 years ago, Nam was still in her first year of secondary school. She and her friends are going to a cafe, only Nam is not there to study but to see the boy of her dreams. She has a crush on a boy named Shone who is 2 years their senior.

Shone is a helpful boy, giving way to a passing blind man. Later we see him rescuing a cat from a mango tree only to land in front of Nam and offering her some mangoes. He is the son of an ex football player who was not able to bring glory to their town because he could not kick the penalty goal (think soccer). Nam on the other hand lives with her mom and little sister. Her dad is working in New York as a chef’s assitant (side note— is that Bobby Chinn??? LOL)  Nam was promised by her dad that if she achieved rank 1 in school, he will be sending a ticket to US to study there.

 

 

Nam has 4 friends who help her a lot. While hanging out in the cafe they overhear girls talking about a book 9 secrets to win the heart of the one you love. They of course put it to the test with Nam. (watching this reminded me of all the crazy things you do in high school!) They write the boys name on the stars, tries hypnosis and giving chocolates.

Anyway, our girl tries to win over the heart of the boy but unfortunately it was never returned back. Eventually she because a beauty (umm I really don’t get how suddenly she had milky white skin when she started as a dark skinned beauty at first). And then suddenly the boy’s best friend from kindergarten studies in the same school and develops an attraction for Nam.

Bestfriend likes Nam but Shone is always together with them. To Nam being with Shone’s bestfriend is the easiest way to be closer to him. But this situation is not a good one our girl because Shone and his friend made a pact never to fall for the same girl. So sad…

Eventually Nam gets to be rank 1 in school. Her friends urged her to tell Shone about her feeling because it will be Shone’s last year in school and she will be going to the USA. She does confess only to be struck by bad news that Shone has a girlfriend. Nam says her congratulations but when her back was turned, she could not hide her tears.

 

When Shone comes home that day his dad tells him that he will be going to Bangkok to play for a prestigious team. He is thrilled. And it is at this moment that we know that Shone has been admiring Nam for a long time from a far, but he does not know how to say it. Instead all of his feelings are stored in a notebook. He leaves a notebook in front of Nam’s house before he leaves.

Fast forward to 9 years. Nam is back in Thailand to do a fashion show. She has studied in New York and eventually became a world class designer. We are taken to the set of an interview where she is asked questions. The interviewer then lets her see a notebook and asks if she remembers it. Then a surprise — the owner of the notebook appears — Shone is there presenting flowers to her. Nam then asks if Shone is married. Shone says he is not married because he is waiting for someone to come back from America. Nam cries…

 

Stars…

The movies is starred by Mario Maurer (my cousin said MA-RI-O) as Shone.

Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul as Nam.

I know this is not important but I really love Nam’s teacher! (played by Sudarat Budtporm) Daebak!! kk

The Best Part of the Movie…

This movie is a romantic comedy, focusing on being in love while in high school (or for some secondary school). Though the story may have seem so common but what I like about it is the NOTEBOOK, the notebook Shone made for Nam. When I saw this the first time, I did not expect there would be something like the notebook. Maybe I’m just used to seeing romance movies with the male lead falling for the girl in the end. In this movie, the boy has long fallen for the girl, only that it wasn’t revealed until in end. There was the element of surprise that we don’t see too much in Romantic Comedies.

But there were parts of the movie that really made me cringe.. Like the part where she suddenly becomes a white skinned beauty. So you mean to tell me the application of turmeric works just once?? kk but I know it’s a movie so that’s ok. The conflict between the best friend and Shone was not properly addressed too. I would have wanted them to make a little bit of a highlight, but it seemed too dry. The actor’s make up also need a little improvement. They did not make Mario Maurer attractive in the end of the movie, and Nam still looked like a teenage girl.

Nevertheless, I love the ending of the movie, because its too simple but understandable and its not too long but it doesn’t keep me hanging. Shone’s answer of waiting for a girl and Nam’s happy cry were essential scenes in the movie that all the more make a viewer wipe their eyes.

For one who wants to fall in love or wants to relive their first love, this is worth seeing!

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I Can’t Wait for Skip Beat!!!

Ok so I know some of you may have seen the trailer already as it has been uploaded on youtube for sometime now. But I really really can’t wait for it.

Skip Beat is actually one of  my favorite anime and manga. It’s one that I have watched for a long time, though unfortunately I haven’t been paying close attention to it now. I like it because Ren Tsuruga is to me the ideal man! (though this kind of men you only meet in mangas, i’m not sure if they really exist!! kk). Also, the story of this anime/manga is quite interesting to me.

I was really happy when it was picked up for a live action adaption which was then supposed to be starred by Ariel Lin and Jerry Yan. I’m not much of a Jerry Yan fan (though I have to admit he is getting more handsome the older he gets), but I like Ariel Lin. She is by far a very talented Taiwanese actress, at least in my opinion (i love how she can change characters but I love her the most in ISWAK).

When news of the change in the actors came, I was a bit disappointed that Ariel Lin was not going to be part of the project. But the disappointment was replaced by happiness when I learned Siwon was going to play Ren Tsuruga!! Wee… Just perfect!

So I can’t wait for this to be shown!!

*credits: SuperSoloStacy30@yt

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