[ENG/HAN] 위너 WINNER – BABY BABY

작사 LYRICS
WINNER
작곡 COMPOSITION
WINNER
편곡 ARRANGEMENT
WINNER
번역 TRANSLATIONS
Chelsea S. / @chelseaaasj
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FIRST DRAFT

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Realizing I’ve Aged with K-Pop

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As most of you would know, I can speak Korean. And yes, the decision to learn it was influenced in part by Korean pop. I started liking Korean music in 2006, which is a startling 10 years back! To commemorate this anniversary-of-sorts this (omg, dare I say it?) noona fan will recap a list of moments where it finally struck me that damn, I’ve aged with Kpop.

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[ENG] More Than a TV Star – Innovator

More Than A TV Star – Innovator
SMTM 4 Ep. 8 (Team YG)
Composer: Tablo, SHAUN
Lyrics: Innovator, Tablo
Arrangement: LIFE AND TIME
Translations: © @chelseaaasj

English translations of More Than Just a TV Star by Innovator in Show Me The Money 4 Ep. 8 (SMTM4 Episode 8) No. 1 on Team YG (Tablo, Jinusean).

HAN/ROM coming soon.

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EARWORMS: K-Pop Rapper x Singer Duets

I’m not sure why I’ve never blogged about this before but – these are really good earworms.

Given my strong liking of Korean rap, it really shouldn’t surprise anyone that these are perhaps my favourite type of K-pop Collabs. With strong rap tones and honey smooth voices, these collabs are the perfect meld of contradictions.

1. Gary x Jung In – Your Scent (사람 냄새)

When I was at Zinc Hair Salon a while back, my stylist Nicky recommended this to me, saying he loved this song more than any other Gary collabs. Which is saying something, since Gary x Jung In collabs are mostly earworms of mine. So I heard this and within the day I was hooked. Both catchy and sensible, the lyrics are not about mooning over someone, or being foolish in love. Hear it for yourself and see!

2. Drunken Tiget x Yoon Mi Rae x Bizzy – The Cure (살자)

This song totally caught my ear at the 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun and from then on, it’s been a favourite of mine. It’s really quite rare to hear Korean songs about things other than love, money, fame, they themselves, etc. Listening to these songs brings healing. I hope you get healed by this song too! PS: All David Choi fans – they had a collab with him too!

3. Soyou x Junggigo – Some (썸)

This song was all the rage just 1-2 months ago, with it being performed quite a few times on Yoo Hui Yeol’s sketchbook and Junggigo shooting from the unknown to known. Well, for the non-R&B fans anyway. They called this the Soyou effect, although to be honest he’s exceptional on his own as well. Not much explanation is needed for the national Ssome anthem.

4. Raina x San E – Midsummer Night’s Sweetness (한여름밤의 꿀)

Raina’s sweet and aegyo-filled voice is a good match for San E’s upbeat rapping. This song might possibly be the most well-known summer song of 2014, with it topping multiple charts. Definitely was on my playlist for over 2 weeks.

5. Swings x Yoo Sung Eun – TRAP

One of the few OSTs that caught my ear, I got this one while watching My Secret Hotel (it’s really not bad, Yoo In Na is as gorgeous as ever) and have been listening to it non-stop. Besides, I can’t possibly exclude Swings, can I? Yoo Sung Eun’s voice is perfect for Swings’ tone, and they really should do more collabs.

 

That wraps it up for now, a list of five rapper x singer duets I enjoy. People have asked who my favourite rappers are, and currently they’re: Tablo, San E, 1llionaire, Swings, MINO, GD, Bobby, B.I. – I would say that I listen to a lot of underground and YG rappers, but not necessarily the idol ones. 🙂

Until the next Earworms post – farewell!

70 | Appentence

(n.) an eager desire, an instinctive inclination; an attraction or natural bond

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Clearly, 2014 started off with a bang. The first cohesive activity I had was chalet with (of course, who else?) DHRMP02, and I can proudly say that we are really extremely bonded. The entire class has this class spirit I’d never experienced with other classes before and though we clique, we’re close even between cliques. This chalet simply brought us all closer together!

Headed to the chalet at Pasir Ris Park after collecting my Longchamp Planetes (which, by the way, I am obsessed with) and proceeded to enjoy the night barbecuing, sticking flowers in our hair and having heart to heart talks. First round of heart to hearts came over drinks from 10PM closing in on midnight, and round 2 came after we stormed Mac at 2AM in the morning. We basically sat in a circle and talked about our future, our lives, our dating preferences, all the way till 6AM, and thereon we were very kindly disturbed by Kaiyang till 7AM.

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Headed home after chalet only to (no surprise here) receive texts from Fraser and Tongwai for a mahjong session. This is where the miracle begins. Having slept 3 hours, I showered and headed all the way down to the north-east to play. Gave myself the very convenient excuse that since I’d been “deprived of proper playtime” during holidays, I should indulge. Came back after 1/2 a round and proceeded to eat and concuss my way to morning.

School began, and things went absolutely crazy from there on. The first week has been so intense, I don’t even know where these activities came up from. Monday started off on a rather hectic note, which I should really have taken as a warning, because once Tuesday came all the big bombs were dropped without warning.

Scooted off after school with Kimtat to Queensway to collect chapter tees & have dinner before heading to SCCCI for translation lessons. By the time the end of the lesson came round I was so completely bushed (but happy). Wednesday was a trifle more tiring as I had lunch with Eunice and Micaela before rushing off to National Museum to do front-of-house for Nine Years Theatre’s Enemy of the People, as part of the M1 Fringe Festival. I was definitely tired, but you can bet I was happy. Had the immense good luck of watching the show, considering that all tickets were sold out. Best part? The post-show dialogue went on for an hour, and I was inspired by how they said they do Chinese theatre simply because they can. Yes, exactly because I can. 🙂

Thursday was spent welcoming my grandaunt and uncle from Malaysia with dinner at grandma’s place after a long day of catching up on work. Apparently didn’t get to do much, because I got stuck on accounts for a mighty long time. Slept early that day because Friday was simply a piece of hell (or heaven, depending on your perspective). Woke up at 8AM for the earliest lesson I have in my timetable, and when that ended at 10AM, Russell & I hauled ourselves to SPCC for course counselling till 1PM. Which I must say was a great experience. Surprisingly this year, nobody really asked about psychology. Most enquired about the HR component of our course. Splendid indeed. I hope to see you all in DHRMP’s freshman orientation next year!

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Had a short break and a cup of coffee at home before going down to National Museum for my second night at the front-of-house. This time was even more enjoyable. There’s something about going back to the theatre that makes me feel like I’m heading right back home. Handled some admin work while the show went on and facilitated the post-show dialogue. I think I did front-of-house 3 times out of 4 shows they had simply so I could hear the post-show dialogue go on. Boy, it’s always interesting to hear what the audience has to say. If you missed Nine Years Theatre and their production Enemy of the People this time, you’ve definitely lost your opportunity, but catch their production of Art by Yasmina Reza in February in conjunction with Huayi 2014!

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Helping out at Fringe 2014 has given me a bunch of new friends from across the theatre industry, people who saw me day after day and began discussing theatre with me. I’ve also been given insights on how to do front-of-house, how things work behind the scenes, and it’s still a dream I hold one day that I can finally be in the theatre not as an audience but as someone who’s played a part in production. Best case scenario, I’m the surtitlist or even better, the playwright, but if not – I could be stage hands and be just as happy! That’s the joy theatre gives 🙂

Had my last Korean exam at ezSAM before heading off for dinner with my Korean classmates, and later SRT playwrights. What a hectic week! And just when I thought it was over, Monday came around.

This week will mostly be filled with catching up on project work and academics. Oh, and booking shows. I’ve got all my shows penned down in my planner and by the looks of it I will exceed the SGD 820 I spent on 2013’s theatre season. Just Huayi alone is enough to dry my wallet, what with shows like 《如梦之梦》,《南海十三郎》,《江南好人》,and the one I can’t miss, 《艺术》. Maybe these shows will displace some of the guilt and misery I feel for missing The Necessary Stage’s restaging of “The Best Of..” why Chelsea when everyone’s raved to you about the show why do you do this to yourself?

I shall be busting some money on Amanda Lee Koe’s Ministry of Moral Panic tomorrow. Decided to give it special mention because all my esteemed reviewers have given this book the thumbs-thumbs-up and after Sam’s very successful marketing pitch, I am now on a craze to get the book.

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Before signing off for the week, I must share this with you, if only for the boasting rights. Hahaha, things like that aren’t daily occurences.

Some may know that recently, I’ve been increasingly addicted to Korean rappers such as Beenzino, Verbal Jint, Tablo, Dok2, YMGA, Paloalto, Drunken Tiger, etc. I’m new to the hip-hop fandom so I’m not going into all the fan battles or disses, but this is cool stuff.

Masta Wu is a rapper who very quickly ascended to the top of my favourites list because of his drawn, slang-filled rapping. His smooth tone, delayed beats and flow just draw you in before you can say “Rap it.” I unwittingly tweeted and tagged him that day while raving about his songs and bingo! Here he goes, favouriting my tweet.

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I suspected that he favourites all fan tweets but hey, I was in for a glorious surprise when I found myself on the same list as Lydia Paek, GD, CL, Dara and Peter Chun. Talk about a highlight in my week.

Pardon the small-time fangirling, will you? It’s been a long time since I’ve indulged in it. 🙂

10 | Drumroll & Fanfare

Because I’ve been back working and translating at OneTVXQ (big shoutout to you lovely publishers & translators!) and also for SU4JYJ (you guys are the bomb too!) I’ve been back full-time into Kpop! So I thought maybe it’s time to share a few solo artistesI’m in love with. 🙂

AILEE

She’s a third-generation Korean-American born in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. She’s from YMC Entertainment, has worked with Eru, Wheesung and Johnnyphlo before, and is just a vocal powerhouse. What I like about her? She outrightly admits that her favourite food is meat, isn’t afraid of confessing truthfully to how much she weighs, and is so at home, confident and natural onstage. She is all charm and I don’t know how anyone can dislike her, rather truthfully.

Check out her debut single “Heaven”, and comeback performances of “I Will Show You”.

LEE HI

Pronounced as Lee Ha-yi, or hi as we would normally say, NOT Lee Hee. Runner-up of SBS 2011 Survival Kpop Star and signed on with YG Entertainment. Recently YGE has been tending more towards the hiphop styles you see in 2NE1 and Bigbang so I was wondering how they would manage her but it seems that I forgot about Lexy, Gummy, and the bunch of other power voices that they manage, or used to manage. She’s also very charming, and has been slaying ’em charts with her debut single “1.2.3.4” Take a look at it below.

G-DRAGON 

His real name is Kwon Jiyong which IMO is like the most fitting name for him. Was a former SM trainee, ended up with YGE, is a singer-songwriter-producer and is rich due to the 107 song royalties under his name. He exudes this quiet confidence and charm with I cannot, cannot resist. Also, his rapping is very versatile and it can be soothing or full of swag depending on his mood I guess. He has sick dance moves as well. How? He’s perfect!

Check out his newest solo album “ONE OF A KIND”‘s title track Crayon.

KIM JUNSU

Friends, friends. If you knew me from before this man, then I must say, you and I go back a long way. Debuted in 2003 with scumbag company SM Entertainment, under the legendary TVXQ (which I also love, but that’s a story for next time). More striking things about him I can think of right now is that he has a village named after him in Cambodia, the “Xiah Junsu village”, has sparked something called the “Junsu effect” which means that if he is in a particular musical, after 10 minutes of the tickets going on sale, they’re all gone, and is famous for Angel Xiah.

It’s irresistable! Ok your opinions are irrelevant. Anyway, in 2008, Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment which has just been permanently postponed, and joined C-Jes Entertainment amidst a whirlpool of scandals and trouble. They’re still there, and he broke into the US market just this year with “Uncommitted”. He even has his own solo album in Korea, “Tarantallegra” and it. is. awesome.

How not to love him?!

As you can probably see, I’m really quite biased towards rappers, soulful singers, and people who are confident and charming. Tsktsk, so predictable! Also, I’m in love with most of YG Family, including Psy, Se7en, Bigbang, 2NE1, but this are the artists I love love. So yeah. 🙂

Also, because I promised someone, here are the tracks currently on loop in my iPod.

  1. 결국 (In the End) – GD
  2. Crash – B.A.P
  3. I Will Show You – Ailee
  4. 1.2.3.4 – Lee Hi
  5. A La Nanita Nana – Cheetah Girls
  6. On My Way (Brother Bear) – Phil Collins
  7. Wish You Were Here – Avril Lavigne
  8. Nothing Compares 2 U – Bo Bruce
  9. DON’T HATE ME – Epik High
  10. Try – Pink
  11. 錯的人 – 蕭亞軒
  12. It’s Art – PSY
  13. Kiss From A Rose – Katherine Jenkins
  14. 枫 – 周杰伦
  15. 我難過 – 5566
  16. One More Night – Maroon 5
  17. 煎熬 – 5566
  18. 愛不疚 – Raymond Lam
  19. Catch Me – TVXQ
  20. 追 – 张国荣

Yup, that’s it. I know my playlist is kind of jumbled and pretty odd, I mean where will you find Disney soundtracks, Canto-pop, Kpop, C-pop, oldies, and a bunch of other weird indie/pop/soul/blues artistes in one place? Alright yeah I know Cheetah Girls is a bit.. um, but Brother Bear is forgivable, because it’s my favourite Disney cartoon EVER. Also, Bo Bruce and Katherine Jenkins did retakes on these two songs by Sinnead O’Connor and Seal, so they’re awesome as well. As for the C-oldies.. Oh well, now you know my musical preferences. 🙂

[ENG] IN THE END/EVENTUALLY
(T/N: Loosely translated from Chinese, will be refining it as I see need to)

Love is painful, all the love is painful
Repetitively, like a fool, that’s what I always do
But pain is beautiful, it’s the same as you
When desire becomes disappointment, hope becomes despair
Pain deepens as love grows deeper
Always expecting, thinking that this time would be different

In the end, after a few years, forever still hasn’t come
In the end.. isn’t this the right fate, I’m alone again
Barely.. barely.. barely.. I thought I already found true love
In the end, in the end again, it ends here

My heart is still as it was at first
But today I’m covered in wounds all over
Following your voice that’s gradually getting colder, my heart is freezing
We’re getting further apart, if we want to turn back
We’ve got no more feelings for each other, if we continue to hesitate
It’s just going to be more tiring, I send you a farewell gift and turn round
I’m falling without you

In the end.. whose fault is it, there is still no love
In the end.. is it still going to be a goodbye, I’m tired, I fall asleep gradually
Barely.. barely.. barely.. this is the end of our journey
In the end, in the end again, have we become strangers still

My heart is still as it was at first
But today I’m covered in wounds all over
Following your voice that’s gradually getting colder, my heart is freezing
We’re getting further apart, if we want to turn back
We’ve got no more feelings for each other, if we continue to hesitate
It’s just going to be more tiring, I send you a farewell gift and turn round
I’m falling without you
Yeah I’m falling without you.. hey

Let’s go
I didn’t know it at the start of course, I thought she’d be happy after she left
Only after a few days, I realized I should thank her
Of course I didn’t know, I once believed I would get on fine without you
Tomorrow isn’t today, after one or two years, the more the trials, the deeper the attraction
Attraction attraction attraction
I can only pray that it changes with time
For you my baby

My heart is still as it was at the start
But today I’m covered in wounds all over
Following your voice that’s gradually getting colder, my heart is freezing
We’re getting further apart, if we want to turn back
We’ve got no more feelings for each other, if we continue to hesitate
It’s just going to be more tiring, I send you a farewell gift and turn round
I’m falling without you

Yeah I’m falling without you

[HANGUL/ROM] 결국 Gyeolguk
Love is painful all the love is painful바보처럼 반복 That’s what I always do
babo cheoreom banbuk That’s what I always do
But pain is beautiful It’s same as you
희망은 실망으로 소망은 절망으로
hwimangeun silmangeuro somangeun jeolmangeuro
사랑이 깊어질수록 아픔은 deep해 더
sarang-i kipeojilsuruk apeum-eun deep hae deo
이번엔 다를 거란 착각 혹은 기대 uh
i-beon ehn dareul georan chaggak hukeun kidae uh

결국.. 몇 년이 지났을까 영원이란 건 없다
gyeolguk.. myeot nyeon-i jinatsseulkka yeongweon-iran geon oebtda
결국.. 인연이 아닌 걸까 다시 혼자가 되다
gyeolguk.. inyeoni anin geolkka dasi honjaga dwida
겨우.. 겨우.. 겨우..
gyeo-u.. gyeo-u.. gyeo-u..
진짜 사랑을 찾은 줄 알다가
jinjja sarangeul chajeun jul aldaga
결국.. 또 결국.. 이렇게 끝나버린다
gyeolguk.. tto gyeolguk.. i-reohkeh keutnabeorinda내 마음은 처음부터 그대로인데
nae maeum-eun cheoeumbuteo keudehroindeh
상처로 가득해 이젠 그대로 인해 점점 변해가
sangcheoro kadeukhae ijehn keudehro inhae jeomjeom byeonhaega
차가운 네 목소리에 나도 식어가고
chagaeun neh moksori-eh nado sigeogago
멀어지는 우리 사이 되돌리기엔
meoreojineun uri sa-i dwidulligiehn
아무 감정 없이 서로를 맴돌기엔 힘에 겨워 나
amu kamjeong eobsi seororeul maemdolgiehn him-eh kyeoweo na
이별을 선물하고 돌아서
i-byeoreul seonmulhago dulraseo
I’m fallin’ without you결국.. 누구의 잘못일까 사랑이란 건 없다
gyeolguk.. nugu-ui jalmutsilkka sarang-iran geon oebtda
결국.. 이별이 지는 걸까 지쳐 나 잠이 들다
gyeolguk.. i-byeol-i jineun geolkka jichyeo na jam-i deulda
겨우.. 겨우.. 겨우..
gyeo-u.. gyeo-u.. gyeo-u
여기까지가 마지막인지 우린
yeogikkajiga majimakinji urin
결국.. 또 결국.. 또 다시 남이 된다
gyeolguk.. tto gyeolguk.. tto dasi nam-i dwinda

내 마음은 처음부터 그대로인데
nae maeum-eun cheoeumbuteo keudehroindeh
상처로 가득해 이젠 그대로 인해 점점 변해가
sangcheoro kadeukhae ijehn keudehro inhae jeomjeom byeonhaega
차가운 네 목소리에 나도 식어가고
chagaeun neh moksori-eh nado sigeogago
멀어지는 우리 사이 되돌리기엔
meoreojineun uri sa-i dwidulligiehn
아무 감정 없이 서로를 맴돌기엔 힘에 겨워 나
amu kamjeong eobsi seororeul maemdolgiehn him-eh kyeoweo na
이별을 선물하고 돌아서
i-byeoreul seonmulhago dulraseo
I’m fallin’ without you
ye I’m fallin’ without you hey..

Let’s go
처음에는 몰랐겠지

cheoeumehneun mollatgetji
그녀의 빈 자리가 좋았겠지
geunyeoui bin jariga johatgetji
하루 이틀 모레 지나 보낸 뒤에서야
haru i-keul moleh jina bonehn dwiehseoya
비로소 그녀가 고맙겠지
biroso keunyaga gomapketji
몰랐겠지 네 자신에 대해
mollatketji neh jasineh daehae
너 없이 잘 살 수 있다던 그 확신에 대해
neo eobsi jal sal su itdadeon keu hwaksineh daehae
오늘과 다른 내일 벌써 1, 2년
oneulgwa dareun neh-il beolsshi 1,2 nyeon
이 시련만큼 늘어나는 미련
i-siryeonmankeum neureonaneun miryeon시간이 지나면 달라지길 기도해
sigani jinamyeon dallajikil gidohae
For you my baby
내 마음은 처음부터 그대로인데
nae maeum-eun cheoeumbuteo keudehroindeh
상처로 가득해 이젠 그대로 인해 점점 변해가
sangcheoro kadeukhae ijehn keudehro inhae jeomjeom byeonhaega
차가운 네 목소리에 나도 식어가고
chagaeun neh moksori-eh nado sigeogago
멀어지는 우리 사이 되돌리기엔
meoreojineun uri sa-i dwidulligiehn
아무 감정 없이 서로를 맴돌기엔 힘에 겨워 나
amu kamjeong eobsi seororeul maemdolgiehn him-eh kyeoweo na
이별을 선물하고 돌아서
i-byeoreul seonmulhago dulraseo
I’m fallin’ without you
ye I’m fallin’ without you..

DO NOT TAKE OUT WITHOUT PROPER CREDITS
Translation: twitter.com/faithintvxq
If you intend to use this lyric for a particular video or for any other purpose, please email chelsea.sj@hotmail.com to at least let me know. It’s basic courtesy.
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