Blast from the Past: 2008 MKMF DBSK Performance

Ok.. so I know this is a bit old, but I wanted to share some old stuff on my blog. Some may react like 4 years ago was not old, but in the land of Kpop and with the emerging Kpop fans and debuting groups, 2008 was a long time ago.

And today, I can’t stop watching this video from MKMF (MAMA now) in 2008. It’s the performance of DBSK when they were still 5.

I can’t help it but I find myself watching this video during the past days. I don’t know why. Maybe because it was because I remember how crazy I was with DBSK back in 2008.

I started being a Kpop addict in 2008 all because of DBSK. And it was that time when videos were difficult to find and Kpop fans around the world were only a few. I remember how difficult it was to find subbed videos and how bad the quality of the videos were back then. DBSK introduced me to the world that is known as Kpop.

Back then, there was no Beast, Infinite or Teen Top. They were still training to be the pop idols that they are now. It was just DBSK, Super Junior, Big Bang and SS501. They were the big names for the boy bands. While it was Wonder Girls, SNSD and Kara who rules as girl groups.

It was difficult to be a Kpop fan before but I really enjoyed it. And I have DBSK to thank for that craziness that still continues until this day.

I could only wish though for them to become 5 again. 10 year reunion maybe??? Oh well, I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

**credits: Mnet@yt

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Uncommitted – Junsu (Xia) — with lyrics

Finally Junsu has released a slow song. I have been waiting for this! And boy oh boy was I surprised when the ballad is all in English!

It’s Junsu‘s Uncommitted.

The Video

I actually saw the video when it was released last week, but I never had the time to write about it. When I saw it, my first impression was that they are trying to show Junsu’s sexy side not the cute side we were used to seeing back then. But though I am still not over the cute Xia face, I think it’s good that they are trying to sell the mature side of him.. like a statement that he is all grown up now.

The video actually works for me. Although, I wanted to tell all those girls to get their hands off him! haha.. anyway, that’s the crazy fan talking and not me writing! This video works because it shows in that he is a player and he likes to party ergo he doesn’t want to settle down ergo the message of the song. I think the part where he was arguing with the girl signals the message of the song.

The Song

I like the song, especially the tune. It has a very western feel to it. Not very common in Korean ballads / slow songs. If it wasn’t him singing, I would have thought that this song was from a foreign artist.

But what brings me back to reality is the English! I know he is Korean, but if you plan to release a song in English, you have to make sure the words are understandable to someone who speaks/understands English. I understand perfect English but some of the parts.. let’s just say I’m not sure what I was hearing.  Although, Junsu’s English pronunciation skills have improved a lot… well that is if you compared it to how he sang in the past. But frankly, he still needs a bit more practice. There were parts in the song where the stress wasn’t right so I wasn’t sure what it was.

I think if CJES wants JYJ to breakthrough in the US, they would have to do what the Wonder Girls did, learn the language and the culture.

Anyway, if you were wondering what the lyrics is for this song here it is:

She said I couldn’t be committed
She said I’m too much of a player
Come on

Uncommitted
Uncommitted
Uncommitted
Ey, ey

It was all a dream
Reality was far from
the safe picture she painted for me
She told me I was the one and I believed
until the dream dissipated so suddenly

I don’t know why she was so compelled to leave
Something was messin’ with her psychology
I’m confused, she’s sayin’ something’s wrong with me,
But how can I fix something I cannot see?

She said, “You’re not ready
Baby, you’re not ready for the real thing”
She told me that I’d be
unfaithful and I cannot believe

She said you can’t be committed
I said baby I don’t really get it
She said you’re not the right type
only good for one night,
you never stay committed to me

How could this be, she’s telling me
I will never let her be my everything
She said I’m a player and I’ll never change
I feel that I’m ready to leave the game.

She said she could’ve never trusted a player like me
but baby that was part of my history
she’s telling me breaking hearts is a part of me
it’s like it’s in my system and it would never leave

She said, “You’re not ready
Baby, you’re not ready for the real thing”
She told me that I’d be
unfaithful and I cannot believe

She said you can’t be committed
I said baby I don’t really get it
She said you’re not the right type
only good for one night,
you never stay committed to me

She said you can’t be committed
I said baby I don’t really get it
She said you’re not the right type
only good for one night,
you never stay committed to me

I’m committed

Uncommitted, I’ll never admit it
and then i’ll never get it but somehow she could be right
Uncommitted, I’ll never admit it
and then i’ll never get it but somehow she could be right

She said you can’t be committed
I said baby I don’t really get it
She said you’re not the right type
only good for one night,
you never stay committed to me

She said you can’t be committed
I said baby I don’t really get it
She said you’re not the right type
only good for one night,
you never stay committed to me

Final Verdict: The video fits this very good song.. however as this song was sung all in English, they could have done better with the pronunciation.

**credits: kyungmi@kromanized + CJESJYJ@yt

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Tarantallegra’s Dance Version (Junsu of JYJ)

Now this is more like it!

It’s the dance version of Junsu‘s (JYJ) Tallantalegra.

 I think this is way better than the other MV. Why? Because of the dance! OMO, I love how powerful the dance is!!!

I also have to say that this dance video was very well edited. It’s not like all the other dance version MVs where the artist just dances. It still has a very strong connection to the concept of the previous video with a lot less of all the drama and more dance. I did not cringe in while watching this video. lol!

Now the only thing that’s would make this song’s promotion perfect is if Junsu can promote this in broadcasts like Music Bank. Wonder when I can see him and the rest of JYJ do it again??

This post is a little short because I can’t help going through the video over and over again! The dance speaks for itself! ^_^

**credits: CJESJYJ@yt

Xiah Junsu’s TARANTALLEGRA!

When I learned that Xiah Junsu was going to release a his solo album I was thrilled to the max! And I think it’s about time!

And he has released his song Tarantellegra.

As his fan since he was DBSK, I am so happy!! My Kpop addiction started my DBSK craziness and Junsu was my favorite back then (recall mode: drooling over his biceps in Mirotic). To me he has the best vocals in the group (and I think the critics would agree too) and the best dancer! Though some would say Yunho is the best, but Xiah for me was more graceful and fluid, Yunho’s was a bit more powerful to my liking and too serious. So as a fan I’m thrilled for his album.

As for the song, I didn’t really get it at first. Honestly I was a bit hesitant to make this post, but I give credit to my Junsu fandom. When I saw the title of the song I was like.. where did I hear this.. and yes, it’s Harry Potter! No wonder it sounded so familiar! It was the dancing feet spell Draco Malfoy used against Harry when they dueled. (sorry I like Harry Potter too much!). And this is what the music is supposed to be. I’m not very keen on it at first but after listening to it a few times it was getting to me. So now it sounds good — it’s a dance track. Now I wish he would really promote a slow song!

Honestly… I am not a fan of the video. I know the message is supposed to be about in a spell.. but it was too dark and I don’t know I feel like something was not right. Sorry Junsu, though I like you, I think this video was awful! (my opinion guys so don’t bash!) I especially don’t like the part when they dyed your hair orange and they let you wear that ridiculous outfit with two girls dancing beside you! OMG!!! Omona… memories of the Ayy Girl MV are creeping in..

The only consolation I had with this video is how awesome you were dancing! And I think the dance was quite powerful. Oh and did anyone notice that his back-up dancers were not Korean? Anyway, though it’s a powerful MV, I just didn’t like it.

I would very much like to see him perform this on the broadcast shows, but I’m not sure if that is going to happen! Sad… it would be nice to have him promote a slow ballad too.

Verdict for this: It’s better to hear the song! But watch the MV to support him.

**credits:  CJESJYJ@yt

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Junsu (JYJ) on Scent of a Woman

I have been watching 3 dramas recently – Heartstrings, Myungwol the Spy and Scent of a Woman. It has been the talk of the town that Junsu (JYJ) is going to make a cameo appearance on Scent of a Woman and he did that last week!

Junsu played a singer whom Kim Sunah‘s character really adored. Because she wanted to watch his fan meeting, she sent several entries using different names of people to increase her chances of getting picked for the fan meeting. And she did get picked and eventually landed a date with him because of the entry that she sent… Here is the video from the episode (watch it before it gets removed).

Do I smell a drama with Junsu starring in it? I mean it could be a possibility, since Jaejoong and Yoochun have already done several dramas. Maybe Junsu’s up next..

This cameo appearance really had me laughing, because at one time during the dinner, they couldn’t help but use Junsu’s duck butt as a joke!! Oh Junsu! kk I miss that! We also got to hear him sing Intoxication and see him dance it of course. And he also sings You Are So Beautiful which is part of the OST of Scent of a Woman. OMG if this happens to me I would really be on cloud nine.. kk dream on!

Anyway… if you were a fan of Kim Sunah in My Name is Kim Sam Soon (oh my favorite Samsooni), I would recommend this drama. And Lee Dongwook (the guy from My Girl) stars in it too. 🙂

*credits:  JjYcJs@yt

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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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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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Xiah Pic Spam! (from my old files)

While waiting for my student to finish his letter, I went over my old files… and I just realized that I have collected lots of pictures of JYJ‘s Xiah Junsu. And these were during the DBSK days…

So I decided to have a pic spam of Junsu’s old photos… kk

**credits as tagged and whoever made it… this was from 2 years ago!!!

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JYJ at 2010 KBS Drama Awards

Look what I found on the KBS World official youtube channel!!!

JYJ at the 2010 KBS Drama Awards.

I know this is old news and the videos of their performance have been placed youtube awhile back. But I decided to post this now as I’m pretty sure this video won’t be taken down since it’s from KBS!

This was the boys as JYJ’s (Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu) first appearance on TV. They have never promoted on a live broadcast. And though we do not hear them singing Ayy Girl or Be Mine, it’s nice to hear them sing Found You (OST of Sungkyungkwan Scandal). Waaa I soo love their performance. Sigh makes me wish having all of them together again. Now I’m anticipating the time when JYJ will be performing more of their songs on broadcasting networks.

Enjoy Cassies! Always Keep the Faith!

**credits: kbsworld@yt

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