Cosmic Girl – Kim Tae Woo (MV)

LSchool here is finally ending! Hurray!!!! But I have to relocate again for further studies.. oh no! I know I have to move but I am slacking. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have time to post on my blog 🙂

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The post for today is Kim Tae Woo‘s comeback song Cosmic Girl.

The Video

When this video came out, I watched it immediately. I like Kim Tae Woo’s voice and his song. Liked it since he was in G.O.D. As the video played I was holding on to my seat because it stars Lee Dong Wook. Ok so I’ve been fan girling over since being in Strong Heart! His humor one of the best, but maybe not as fast as Lee Seunggi yet. The video started just fine, promising a story for us. But when the the video ended I was like WTF! Pardon the language dear readers.. but this video is one of those moments you have to say it! Could they explain to me: What’s with the concept!

Honestly, it was such a waste of Lee Dong Wook in the video. If not for him, I would not have sat through all of it. This is one of the videos I really don’t want to see again. Big mistake! Also, the scene where Kim Tae Woo is singing with a cosmic/outer space backdrop… it was well to put it not believable. If you are going to put a green screen backdrop make sure it’s done properly and make sure it’s not too obvious. Why do I feel like this video was made with a very low budget!  Not watching it again!

The Song

Hmm, how do I put it.. I like Kim Tae Woo but this song doesn’t do any justice to his voice. Comparing it to his previous songs like Love Rain and Echo, this one is really an average one. Don’t get me wrong. After listening several times, I’m liking it. But it doesn’t have that WOW factor that I had after listening to Love Rain and Echo. If you’ve just started listening to Kim Tae Woo’s music, maybe you won’t feel that way. But I know he has one of the most powerful voices in Korea. So this song.. I think is a wrong song for him. This is a miss for me… I think he deserves better songs — those that especially bring out his voice and singing style (soul).

And oh.. just a side note they really have to work on the Engrish of the song. I know it’s a Korean song, but there are a lot of people who understand and speak perfect English who are listening to Kpop songs. It’s not a biggie really, but they owe it to their international fans to at least get the correct words. Fan-service ya’ll!

Anyhow.. this song really grows on you and it’s gotten it’s roots attached to me.. I kind of like it now.

Final Verdict: It’s not really a wow-kind of Kim Tae Woo song! (blame it on Love Rain for making me feel this way) But this song kind of grows on you! WARNING: DO NOT WATCH THE VIDEO! Unless you want to Lee Dong Wook, else it’s a waste of time!!!

**credits: Loenent@yt + as tagged

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Backtracks: Holding On To the End of the Night by Solid (MV and lyrics)

I am bringing back old Kpop songs to my blog. I know there are a lot of new song in the K-music industry. But it’s always nice to know the songs of the past. I think it would be nice too especially for new Kpop fans to appreciate not just Kpop but the Korean music in general.

Today, I am posting a song from the 90s. Actually you may have heard this song if you still remember Fly to the Sky, but they aren’t the original singers of the song. The song I am talking about it “Holding On to the End of the Night” (alternate title: After the End of Tonight). It was originally sung by Solid.

Solid was one of the earliest Korean R&B groups in the 90s.. right about the the same time that Jodeci or Boys to Men was popular in the Western world. I actually wasn’t a fan of Korean music in the 90s. But I liked Fly to the Sky  and this I liked this song… And well through some snooping I knew they weren’t the original singers of the song. Solid is an R&B group made Lee Joon, Kim Johan and Jeong Jaeyoon. I am familiar with Kim Johan as he is one of the Korean rnb/ballad singers I really like. He makes occasional appearances on the music shows, but not as often. Anyhow, this group is know for their soulful voice. However, they didn’t last too long — so many may not be familiar with them.

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There are a lot of Korean singers who did covers of this song, I think… if I remember correctly JYJ was one of them.. or was it DBSK — I can’t really remember. But I like the original song just thes same so that is why I am sharing this one.

For this post, I am putting the lyrics, if you want to sing a long. Translations were made by askakorean@blogspot. Romanizations are done by me… so please credit chipskjaa@wordpress when using it.

Holding on to the End of the Night – Romanization

Dashin neol bul su eopgetji

Naui ipsuri neoui hayan eokkaereul gamsa aneumyeo
Geureoge orin i bam-ui kkeuteul jabgo sarangheatjiman
Majimak ibmatchumi ashwi-ume tteollyeodo
Binsuneuro on naege sesangi junseonmureul
Neoran geol algi-e chamayagetji

Nae mam apeuji ange
Geu nuguboda deo haengbokhage sarayahae
Modeun geol itgo
I bam-ui ggeuteul jabgo itneun naui sarangi deo isang chorahaji ange
Nareul wihae uljima nan gwaenchana

[Narration]
Geurae eojjeomyeon
Urin oraenjeonbuteo uri-ui sarange eojjeolsu oebneun ibyeori chaja oljido moreundago saenggakhasseo
Hajiman uljima
I bam-ui ggeuteun naega jabgo isseulteoni
Neon geureoke eonjena useumyeonseo sarayadwae
Jebal uljimago nareul weohae useojwo
Jebal

Majimak ibmatchumi ashwi-ume tteollyeodo
Binsuneuro on naege sesangi junseonmureul
Neoran geol algi-e chamayagetji

Nae mam apeuji ange
Geu nuguboda deo haengbokhage sarayahae
Modeun geol itgo
I bam-ui ggeuteul jabgo itneun naui sarangi deo isang chorahaji ange
Nareul wihae uljima nan gwaenchana

Naui gaseumeuro neowa hamkke nanueobdeon i bameul ganjikhan jae
Jamshi neo mudeoya hagetji
Naui nunmuri neil butjabgo itjiman
Niha himdeulji ange useumyeo bonaeya getji
Naemam apuji ange gue nugubodadeo haengbokhage
Modeun geol itgo
Naruel wihae uljima nan gwaenchana

Holding on to the End of the Night – Translation

I will never be able to see you again

My lips hugged your white shoulders
Although we loved like this, holding onto the end of this night
The last kiss might tremble in longing
To me, who arrived with empty hands, the gift the world gave me
It was you, I know, so I must endure

So my heart does not break
You must live happier than anyone else
Forgetting everything
So my love holding onto the end of this night does not become more pathetic than it is now
Don’t cry for me, I am ok.

[Narration]
Yes, perhaps
We since long ago have thought the inevitable separation will come to our love
But don’t cry
I will hold onto the end of this night
You must live on, always smiling like that
Please don’t cry, smile for me
Please

The last kiss might tremble in longing
To me, who arrived with empty hands, the gift the world gave me
It was you, I know, so I must endure

So my heart does not break
You must live happier than anyone else
Forgetting everything
So my love holding onto the end of this night does not become more pathetic than it is now
Don’t cry for me, I am okay.

Keeping this night that my heart shared with you
I must bury you for the moment
My tears are holding you now but
I must send you away with a smile so that you no longer feel pain
So my heart does not break, be happier than everyone
Forgetting everything
So my love holding onto the end of this night does not become more pathetic than it is now
Don’t cry for me, I am okay.

Holding on to the End of the Night 이밤의 끝을 잡고 – Hanguel

다신 널 볼 수 없겠지

나의 입술이 너의 하얀 어깨를 감싸 안으며
그렇게 우린 이 밤의 끝을 잡고 사랑했지만
마지막 입맞춤이 아쉬움에 떨려도
빈손으로 온 내게 세상이 준 선물은
너란 걸 알기에 참아야겠지

내 맘 아프지 않게
그 누구보다 더 행복하게 살아야 해
모든 걸 잊고
이 밤의 끝을 잡고 있는 나의 사랑이 더 이상 초라하지 않게
나를 위해 울지마 난 괜찮아

[Narration]
그래 어쩌면
우린 오랜전부터 우리의 사랑에 어쩔수 없는 이별이 찾아 올지도 모른다고 생각했어
하지만 울지마
이밤의 끝은 내가 잡고 있을테니
넌 그렇게 언제나 웃으면서 살아야 돼
제발 울지말고 나를 위해 웃어줘
제발

마지막 입맞춤이 아쉬움에 떨려도
빈손으로 온 내게 세상이 준 선물은
너란 걸 알기에 참아야겠지

내 맘 아프지 않게
그 누구보다 더 행복하게 살아야 해
모든 걸 잊고
이 밤의 끝을 잡고 있는 나의 사랑이 더 이상 초라하지 않게
나를 위해 울지마 난 괜찮아

나의 가슴으로 너와 함께 나누었던 이 밤을 간직한 채
잠시 널 묻어야 하겠지
나의 눈물이 널 붙잡고 있지만
니가 힘들지 않게 웃으며 보내야 겠지
내 맘 아프지 않게 그 누구보다 더 행복하게
모든 걸 잊고
이밤의 끝을 잡고 있는 나의 사랑이 더 이상 초라하지 않게
나를 위해 울지마 난 괜찮아

Oh and if you’re wondering, this is the version of Fly to the Sky from their last album together:

**credits: askakorean@blogspot + breendon89@yt + KoreanConvert@yt

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Blast from the Past: Old Super Junior Photos

It’s been a long time since I started being a Kpop fan and since I’ve been an ELF.

Last night as I was cleaning some files, I opened files from 6 years ago that I haven’t seen in ages. It’s some pictures of Super Junior. Some were even before Sorry, Sorry — back when having long hair was popular. I can’t believe how much they have changed!

So I am posting some of them here… so commence PHOTO SPAM!!!

Warning this is an incredibly long post! Sorry 🙂

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Which one did you like best?

* credits: as tagged — i can’t find the original sources of the photos anymore because they’re too old.. i don’t even remember where i got it from! hahaha

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One Spring Day – 2AM (MV)

Yay! their officially back with a new track. I don’t know about you but I am happy to see 2AM back with a new song.

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The new track is called One Spring Day.

The MV

One thing I really look forward when I know 2AM makes a come back is the story of their MV. I love how it always tells a story and not just a group singing the song showing their faces only.. though they did this in the past, but their concepts for their recent MVs have been different.

Most the stories in their MVs are sad, but I think to complement this song, they had to make one that is not so sad (well maybe a little bit). The MV is a bit confusing at first. But if you look at the title and if you finish the video, you would understand it. My take on the story is that there is a man revisiting different times of his relationship with the girl. It shows the happy and the sad parts of their relationships. He opens one door for each important moment of that relationship. But the catch is, he is just revisiting it and he can’t go back to the past because the girl is gone already — I think she is dead, because there are 2 scenes showing the girl that vision is blurred. Most of the time in Korean MVs, this scene means the someone is dead.. so I’m gonna make that guess. In the end, as they are all memories, he leaves and goes on with this life.

I am quite happy with this video. But not as impressed as I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me. I think that would still be the best video of 2AM in my opinion. However for this song, I like this video very much. It’s always fun watching videos of 2AM. I must be too sentimental and romantic for liking these videos!

PS… i love how innocent looking they are in white! Jo Kwon especially in his Harry Potter inspired glasses!

The Song

My first thoughts when I heard this song is that there was something vaguely familiar of the tune! I couldn’t quite place it at first, and then I later realized, it was the piano sequence in the verse. If you’re a fan of DBSK, you would remember their last Japanese song sang as 5 members Stand By U. Listen to it and you would know what I mean.. it sounds familiar doesn’t it?

I know though that Stand By U and One Spring Day are both different songs. But I think it’s because of that, I am not getting the song too much. Maybe my expectations  were too high especially because I really liked I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me a lot!!! This song is good, but not as good as the last one. With the latter I had the “Oh my god I love it” reaction after I first heard it. With this, I guess it would take some time getting used to and some time to forget how similar it sounds to Stand By U (which I love by the way, so I need time to process this). But don’t worry the song is not bad at all!!

What I did realize though with this song is that 2AM is reinventing their sound again. I think that’s maybe what I like about their music because if you listen to their albums in the past and in the present, their songs are all different. To me most K-ballad groups all have the same kind of music which I find boring at times. But with 2AM I am never bored of their songs because each time it’s different. I always want to listen to their new song.

Final Verdict: I need to listen to this song again and again to forget that it sounds like another song I love. It’s not my favorite 2AM song though. But this song is a change from their past tracks. I love the MV! 🙂

**credits: ibighit@yt + as tagged

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Woohyun (Infinite) and Lucia – Cactus (MV)

I don’t know what is it with me and feeling sentimental these days, but I am on a roll of ballad and sad songs.

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But I am glad I found this song. I love it! It’s the new duet featuring Woohyun (Infinite) and Lucia 심규선. It’s called Cactus 선인장.

The Video

OMG! I love videos like this. I love it that Korean videos are now exploring this kind of story telling in their videos. Such a unique video for a nice song. I love how artistic it is. Whoever thought of this is pure genius!

The video shows two frames. And if you look at it closely and slowly follow the story of each frame, you would see that the top one tells the story from the girl’s point of view and the bottom frame tells the story of the guy. Both stories start at different times, the girl from the present (or could be the future) and the guy from the past. Both of the meet at a specific moment, when the guy was trying to break up with the girl. From the girls view, you will see that she is tracing back her steps, while the guy is moving forward. My take on the story is that the guy is sick and he was breaking up with the girl to keep her from feeling the pain. On the other hand, the girl can’t take the break up but later on realizes that the guy was really trying to protect her from being hurt too much. In the end the guy died, and the cactus is there to remind the girl of the love the man had for her.

I love how beautifully the story was made into the video. Especially with the frames telling different stories past and future, but were related to each other. This is effective story telling. I still can’t get over how nice the video was and how well the director played with the symbolism in the video. And let’s not forget the reference of the cactus in the video.

I’ve read that some would have liked to see both singers in the video, but I think this video is just the right thing the song needs. If they were present, they would have ruined the concept and story of the video… I think sometimes, you don’t need to see the singer of the song to appreciate a good song or video.

The Song

I love Infinite, so I was really looking forward to this collaboration. But when I learned that the title of the song was Cactus. I had to do a double take. But after listening to it, I couldn’t believe the symbolism of the song. The lyricist’s way of telling us the story of a cactus — and giving it life is very beautiful. Who would’ve have thought of relating that feeling to the cactus! (Also, we have to thank Loenent for making the translation!)

The melody of the song though, is a bit simple. Something that we might have heard before. But, the feeling of sadness is still there. Also, though I love Woohyun’s voice, I would have loved listening to more of Lucia in the song instead of just the last part. I think the part where they did they’re blending, Woohyun’s voice was too loud that I could barely hear Lucia’s voice. Their blending would have been nice if both had the right volume.

Final Verdict: I’d never thought I’d listening to a song called Cactus. But don’t let the title of the song fool you, because the lyrics are very meaningful. This is one of the best videos I’ve seen (so far) for this year. I love that Korean MVs are trying out new concepts and not just the same old things they done in the past.

**credits: LOENENT@yt + as tagged

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One Shot – B.A.P (MV)

I’ve already made a post before about my feeling towards the increasing number of idol groups. I still feel the same, but I am always open to listening to their songs. I do like some of the new songs for new idol groups.. but I still don’t recognize most of them because of the increasing number.

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For the year that I have been teaching here in Thailand, one group is really very popular. It’s B.A.P. I do know this group but I wasn’t really a fan of their music, though Power was a good one, but it still wasn’t doing it for me. Then there was Stop It. It sounded nice, but it was still a bubble gum pop song. When I knew they released a new song, I decided to give it one more go. And I think I quite like this song. It’s their recent single One Shot.

The Video

Boy was this one brutal video!!! And for an idol group to release this kind of video… but on the other hand, I think the video made a very good effort to tell the story. And I love the twist in the ending. I’m totally a sucker for twists in plots!! I was kind of surprised when I saw the video because of the excessive use of guns and blood! haha.. but at least it’s not the same old bubble gum pop aegyo video. Hay don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to see aegyo sometimes, just not in every idol group video!

But what I don’t get in this video is the yacht scene. Umm anyone care to explain? Sorry B.A.P fans, but I’d rather skip to the 26th second of the video. I know they are idols, but in that scene they looked too young. And the sexy girls at the back didn’t help much either. And why do I have to see that guy eating grapes that way?? Oh well I am not a B.A.P fan yet, so I guess that scene was for fan service… but what’s with the girls?

The Song

I know B.A.P is known for their power tracks. But their past singles were just too powerful and strong for me. That I couldn’t appreciate it that much. But for this song, I think it’s strong but at the same time, I could feel the vocals as well as hear the powerful rap. Although the group is known and acknowledged for their rappers abilities, they shouldn’t forget that there are some members who could belt a powerful tune.

I also liked that this song reminded me of some western hip hop tracks in the 90s and early 2000’s — think the likes of Lose Yourself (Eminem) and Gangster’s Paradise (Coolio). I guess I have to say B.A.P pulled it off. Now I kind of understand why my students go gaga over their songs — because it’s strong and it’s not the usual bubble gum pop song. I’m seeing B.A.P in a new light.

Final Verdict: I’m glad I gave B.A.P another try. I like this because it’s not only a rap track, but it’s also pays homage to the members who do the vocals. I hope their upcoming songs would be like this.. they maybe I’ll like them more!

**credits: TSENT2008@yt

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Who’s ready for 2AM’s Comeback?? + Happy 5th Anniversary!

Yay! I can’t contain my excitement!

2AM is finally making a comeback next month!!!!

I have been waiting for this come back since their I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me. Although the boys were still active through individual promotions, variety shows and dramas, nothing beats them making music together.

2AM is actually one of those groups I really like. Yes they are a boyband, they can dance (well maybe not as good as other boy idol groups) but boy can they sing! I love the fact that they are an idol group but at the same time the songs they release are mostly ballads. It’s a ballad but it would still have high ranks on the chart.

The new album is called One Spring Day. From the look of the teaser, it could be a sad song. A set filled with pianos outgrown by roots and trees that are in full bloom — hmm it could mean recalling a love lost in the past? Ok so I’m just guessing. But I really can’t wait for this new album!

I’ve never been disappointed with their songs so my expectations are a bit high. I hope this would not be the first one! Can’t wait for March 5!

Oh and as a bonus… 2AM has been in the industry for 5 years already. This video is a video of that 5 year journey.

Oh how they’ve grown and matured since 2008. I hope they won’t stop bringing beautiful ballads. Congratulations!!!! Please don’t break up. Sorry for that statement but since DBSK broke up on their 5th year, I am almost always scared the idol groups I like will break up.. Please don’t!

2AM fighting!!!

 

**credits: ibighit@yt + 2am@yt

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Flower Boy Next Door’s Last Week

I can’t believe it!!! This is week is the last week of Flower Boy Next Door (이웃집 꽃미남).

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I wouldn’t get to see Ke-Geum or Go Kyung Pyo who exactly looks and sounds like Choi Siwon!

I know I haven’t posted much on the blog but I religiously watch out for this drama… well maybe i don’t have time to watch all 40 minutes of it, but I do watch out for the recaps! Yes, I am still busy but i succumb to one indulgence, which is this drama.

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I love this drama! It’s the last installment of TVN’s Flower Boy Series. Oh TVN, you’re a cable channel but your dramas are so wonderful! The drama PD’s they have are absolute geniuses! Most of their dramas are hits on my book, especially the Flower Boy series. There is not one that I did not like. I like this because it’s something that is very easy to watch, yet it’s something that is close to reality. I like that they do not follow the usual rich chaebol falls in love with a poor girl story line (though there is a chaebol in the story but it’s not following the same pattern). I like that they aren’t afraid to deal with an issues that are real and that really happen and I like that they throw a story line to incorporate a lesson which most teens can relate to.

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go kyung pyo

Park Shin Hye and Yoon Shi Yoon could’ve fooled me to thinking they were really together! haha that’s how their chemistry works! I think, this is the best pairing Yoon Shi Yoon has had over the years. I really liked him in Kim Tak Goo.. In Me Too, Flower, he was funny but looked so young for the character. But this one, I could swear he is the perfect person to play Ke-guem!!!  I also love Park Shin Hye here. I think is the the best drama that I have seen her in. I love that she can Go Gok Mi’s character come to life. And Go Kyung Pyo… from the time I saw him on SNL where he played Siwon doppelgänger I like him. And now after Flower Boy Next Door, I totally think he sound the same as Siwon!!! Someone to look forward too.. and his acting is not that bad either.

That all said, I am going to be sad when this drama ends tomorrow. I hope I can find another as fun and deep as this drama.

Thank you Dok Mi, Ke Geum, Dong Hoon and Jin Rak for adding color to Monday and Tuesday drama. TVN keep this good dramas coming!!

Bonus, bonus!!! KE GEUM’S PANDA DANCE! Now who wouldn’t love this drama!!!

**credits: CJENMUSIC@yt + JE Kim@yt + as tagged

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Because of Different Times (시간이 달라서) – Standing Egg (Lyrics and Translation)

I am currently in love with this song!

Well actually I have long been a fan of Standing Egg. Next to Clazziquai Project and Winterplay, they are my 3rd favorite Korean Indie artist. I absolutely love their music. I’m and Egg-fan!

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Their new song is called Because of Different Times (시간이 달라서). There isn’t a video yet of the song on their website, so I’m just posting the audio.

The Song

The first thing I noticed when I got the Melon 100 Chart last week was that there was a Standing Egg song! I think they are becoming popular not which is good. So when I listened to this song, I immediately fell in love with it. One because of the melody (I love acoustic songs, something that Korean music doesn’t have too much) and another for the lyrics. Although my Korean is limited, I am surprised at myself because I understood the song without looking at the translations. And when I saw the translation, what I understood was correct! Hurray!!! I have to study more though.

Anyway, this song is a bit of a sad song, a song that a lot of people can relate too. Like I said before, I love sad songs.. I don’t know why. On the contrast, though the lyrics is sad, the melody is not quite sad. I think this is the time when one says, “It’s time to move on now and accept that it can’t happen anymore”. I love the song for the contrast in the melody and the lyrics.

Final Verdict: Another Standing Egg song I’m loving a lot! Something different from the Kpop songs that are so popular now. It’s a breath of fresh air.

Lyrics:

I actually made the effort to romanize this song! Haha.. not lazy today.. that’s how much I like it. I also found some of the translation on youtube, but some of the verses were missing. So I added the parts that were included and made a few changes. Thanks to Glicious0219@yt for translating most of it. If you take out the romanization and translations please credit: Glicious0219@yt and chipskjaa@wordpress.

Because of Different Times – Romanization

Cheoeumen bappaseo jaraejuji mothaesseo
Najung-en nappaseo apeugeman haesseo
Geuttaeneun mollasseo geuttae geununmuri majimagirangeol

Geuttaen naega bujokhae haejuji mothaetjiman
Ijen nega eobseoseo haejulsuga eobseo
Geuttaeneun mollaseo geuttaega animyeon soyong oebdaneungeol

Geuttae geugeori-en nega isseo
Jigeum igeori-en naega isseo
Seoroga meolliseo marago isseo
Saranghae saranghae saranghae

Geuttaeneun nega nal gidaryeotgo
Ijeneun naega neol gidarigo
Shigani dallaseo mannalsu eobseo
Mianhae mianhae mianhae say goodbye

Geuttaeneun eoryeoseo nabakke mollasseosseo
Hangsang nega naegyeote isseuljul arasseo
Geuttaeneun mollasseo neoui binjariga naui jeonburangeol

Geuttae geugeori-en nega isseo
Jigeum igeori-en naega isseo
Seoroga meolliseo marago isseo
Saranghae saranghae saranghae

Geuttaeneun nega nal gidaryeotgo
Ijeneun naega neol gidarigo
Shigani dallaseo mannalsu eobseo
Mianhae mianhae mianhae say goodbye

Geuttae geugeori-en naega eobseo
Jigeum igeori-en nega eobseo
Seoroga meoreoseo deulliji anha
Saranghae saranghae saranghae

Geuttaeneun nega nal saranghaetgo
Ijeneun naega neol saranghago
Shigani dallaseo mannalsu eobseo
Mianhae mianhae mianhae say goodbye

Because of Different Times – Translation

At first, I couldn’t pamper you because I was busy
Later, I only gave you pain because I was a bad person
At the time, I didn’t know that the tears then would be the last

At the time, I couldn’t do much for you because I was so lacking
Now, I can’t do anything for you because you’re no longer here
At the time, I didn’t know nothing would come to matter if it wasn’t then

At that time, at that street, you are there
Now, at this street, I am here
We’re talking to each other from far away
I love you, I love you, I love you

At that time, you waited for me
Now, I wait for you
But we can’t meet because the times are different
I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, say goodbye

At the time, I only knew of myself because I was still young
I thought you would always be next to me
At the time, I didn’t know that your absence was my everything

At that time, at that street, you are there
Now, at this street, I am here
We’re talking to each other from far away
I love you, I love you, I love you

At that time, you waited for me
Now, I wait for you
But we can’t meet because the times are different
I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, say goodbye

At that time, at that street, I’m not there
Now, at that street, you’re not there
We can’t hear each other say from far away
I love you, I love you, I love you

At that time you loved me
Now, I love you
But we can’t meet because the times are different

I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, say goodbye

Because of Different Time – Hangeul

처음엔 바빠서 잘해주지 못했어
나중엔 나빠서 아프게만 했어
그때는 몰랐어 그때 그눈물이 마지막이란걸

그땐 내가 부족해 해주지 못했지만
이젠 네가 없어서 해줄수가 없어
그때는 몰랐어 그때가 아니면 소용 없다는걸

그때 그거리엔 네가 있어
지금 이거리엔 내가 있어
서로가 멀리서 말하고 있어
사랑해 사랑해 사랑해

그때는 네가 날 기다렸고
이제는 내가 널 기다리고
시간이 달라서 만날수 없어
미안해 미안해 미안해 say goodbye

그때는 어려서 나밖에 몰랐었어
항상 네가 내곁에 있을줄 알았어
그때는 몰랐어 너의 빈자리가 나의 전부란걸

그때 그거리엔 네가 있어
지금 이거리엔 내가 있어
서로가 멀리서 말하고 있어
사랑해 사랑해 사랑해

그때는 네가 날 기다렸고
이제는 내가 널 기다리고
시간이 달라서 만날수 없어
미안해 미안해 미안해 say goodbye

그때 그거리엔 내가 없어
지금 이거리엔 네가 없어
서로가 멀어서 들리지 않아
사랑해 사랑해 사랑해

그때는 네가 날 사랑했고
이제는 내가 널 사랑하고
시간이 달라서 만날수 없어
미안해 미안해 미안해 say goodbye

**credits: standingEGG@yt + Glicious0219@yt

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Look Aum (Hard Candy) – WhatChaRaWaLee (Lyrics)

It’s time to write  a post about a Thai song! Actually I haven’t been listening to too much Thai songs. So I did not have one to post about. But then I was reminded of this song when I saw Sungha Jung uploaded this video to his channel.

It’s a song called Look Aum (ลูกอม) by  WhatChaRaWaLee (วัชราวล). There is no music video for this song, so please play the following video for the audio.

Look Aum (pronounced like luk-om actually means literally hard candy in Thai (the kinds of candy’s have different names).

I have heard this song played and sung by all my students. I noticed that this is one of the very popular songs among high school kids here in Thailand. They memorize this song by heart. Maybe because I’ve heard it a lot of times, so that’s why I didn’t really care to find the original song. And then I heard Sungha Jung played and I am mesmerized by the song!

It’s actually a very beautiful song. The lyrics are really nice. I like hearing it and it’s very pleasant to listen to. And as I found out, it’s also very easy to sing! Hahaha. It’s officially added to the list of my fave Thai tracks. I do love Thai songs like this!

If you want to sing a long, here are the lyrics of the song. As always, credits to thamnong @ deungdutjai.com for the romanization and translations!

Look Aum – Romanized

Nai keen tee fah nun dtep pai duay saeng fai

Rao ohb gaut gun lae maung pai bon fah glai
Soot hua jai soot sai dtah mee dtae rao
Duang jun laung loy lae maup kwahm ruk hai gun
Kaup koon wun nee tee koy doo lae ruk chun jahk hua jai jahk nee pai mee dtae tur

*Chun mai roo wah wun proong nee duang dao ja hai pai nai
Chun mai roo wah wun proong nee taung fah ja pen chen rai
Dtae chun gor roo hua jai kaung chun

**Ja mee piang tur ruk piang dtae tur
Ohp gaut tur duay ruk ruk tee huang yai
Jai chun hai tur mun pen kaung tur roo mai
Took kum mun glun auk mah jahk hua jai

***Rao ja loy kahm fah tahm glahng moo dao
Ja mai mee kwahm ngao kao mah glum glai
Pleng nee peua tur mun pen kaung tur roo mai
Sunyah ja doo lae tur jahk nee dtalaut pai

Mae mee bahng krung chun tum hai tur sia jai
Dtae took took krung tur praum ja maung kahm pai
Tur kao jai hai apai kon yahng chun

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Dtor hai lohk salai hai pai gup dtah
Dtor hai dao bon fah lob leuan hahng glai
Ja chun hai tur mun pen kaung tur roo mai
Took kum mun glun auk mah jahk hua jai

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Look Aum – Translation

During the night the sky is full of lights
We embraced each other and looked up at the distant sky
To the end of my heart, to the end of my vision, there’s only us
The moon floats by and bestows love upon us
I thank you today for looking after and loving me, from my heart, from now on, I have only you

*I don’t know where the stars will disappear to tomorrow
I don’t know how the sky will be tomorrow
But I know my heart

**I’ll have only you, I’ll love only you
I’ll embrace you with love, love that’s concerned
The heart I give to you is yours, do you know?
Every word that comes out comes from the heart

***We’ll float through the sky in the middle of the constellations
We won’t have loneliness intruding on us
This song is for you, it’s yours, do you know?
I promise I’ll take care of you from now on, forever

Though there are sometimes that I make you sad
But every time you’re ready to look past it
You understand and forgive a guy like me

(*,**,***)

Even if the world is destroyed and disappears from sight
Even if the stars in the sky fade away
My heart that I give you is yours, do you know?
Every word that comes out comes from the heart

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Look Aum –  Thai

ในคืนที่ฟ้านั้นเต็มไปด้วยแสงไฟ
เราโอบกอดกันและมองไปบนฟ้าไกล
สุดหัวใจ สุดสายตา มีแต่เรา
ดวงจันทร์ล่องลอยและมอบความรักให้กัน
ขอบคุณวันนี้ที่คอยดูแลรักฉัน จากหัวใจ จากนี้ไปมีแต่เธอ
(*) ฉันไม่รู้ว่าวันพรุ่งนี้ ดวงดาวจะหายไปไหน
ฉันไม่รู้ว่าวันพรุ่งนี้ท้องฟ้าจะเป็นเช่นไร
แต่ฉันก็รู้หัวใจของฉัน
(**) จะมีเพียงเธอรักเพียงแต่เธอ
โอบกอดเธอด้วยรัก รักที่ห่วงใย
ใจฉันให้เธอมันเป็นของเธอรู้ไหม
ทุกคำมันกลั่นออกมาจากหัวใจ
(***) เราจะลอยข้ามฟ้าท่ามกลางหมู่ดาว
จะไม่มีความเหงาเข้ามากล่ำกลาย
เพลงนี้เพื่อเธอมันเป็นของเธอรู้ไหม
สัญญาจะดูแลเธอจากนี้ ตลอดไป
แม้มีบ้างครั้งฉันทำให้เธอเสียใจ
แต่ทุกๆ ครั้งเธอพร้อมจะมองข้ามไป
เธอเข้าใจ ให้อภัยคนอย่างฉัน
(*,**,***)
ต่อให้โลกสลาย หายไปกับตา
ต่อให้ดาวบนฟ้า ลบเลือนห่างไกล
ใจฉันให้เธอมันเป็นของเธอรู้ไหม
ทุกคำมันกลั่นออกมาจากหัวใจ
(***)

And here is a bonus. This is the video of Sungha Jung‘s cover of the song. Gotta love him playing it!!!

**credits:TinNAmou@yt + deungdutjai.com + jwcfree@yt

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