Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year in Korea




These are images from Korea, celebrating New Year 2009.
About 70,000 showed up at Bo Shin Gak, Seoul, and some of them were protesting against the present Korean government, Lee Myung Park's government.

People who did protest carried yellow balloons that said "Adieu 2008, Out 2MB(which is Lee Myung Park)".

To prevent this protest, 12,000 police officers were standing there, taking away their balloons and other protesting tools.

I hope this year really goes well, unlike 2008.




Thursday, December 25, 2008

[Lyrics/Translation] Wonderful - Big Bang

[Pronounciation]
dodaeche mwoga geuri sujubeo geomnaeji malgo dagawa
your wonderful (you make me crazy)
neoegen teukbyeolhan geu mueon gal neukkil su isseo malhaebwa
your wonderful (talk to me baby)
ttaeron himdeulgo jichil ttaedo itgo maebeon datugo siljeungdo neukkigo
hajiman arajwo neoppuni rangeol mideobwa
your wonderful (your so amazing)

ma ma girl yo love geudaen homneon i sesang dan hanbangui yeokjeon (strike)
seulpeohajima duryeowohajima naege da teoreonwa
naega neul gyeote isseojulge (neol jikyeojulkke)
yeop jaril chaewojulkke your my my my my girl i'll be your man

nan neoui gippeumgwa seulpeum jikyeojullae ttatteutammaneul deumppuk
jeonhae ye nan eonjekkajina ni gyeote isseo deundeunhan majingga
saramdeureun uril bureowohae eojjeomyeon geuraeseo neon deo duryeowohae
ije geureon geokjeong butdeureo mae Cool hage saenggakhamyeon dwae I don't care

(nega manyak honjaramyeon) neodo nawa gatdamyeon
(nega manyak wonhandamyeon ) chinguga doejulkke
(i bami gil dahamyeon) naega pillyohadamyeon
jujeohaji malgo naegero i need you right now baby

dodaeche mwoga geuri sujubeo geomnaeji malgo dagawa
your wonderful (you make me crazy)
neoegen teukbyeolhan geu mueon gal neukkil su isseo malhaebwa
your wonderful (talk to me baby)
ttaeron himdeulgo jichil ttaedo itgo maebeon datugo siljeungdo neukkigo
hajiman arajwo neoppuni rangeol mideobwa
your wonderful (your so amazing)

yo yo honey honey jasingameul gajyeo
seulgeumeoni wae geurae wae neoneun wae babogachi
haneobsi jagajiji wae namdeulgachi gilgeorieseo
gabyeoun seukinswipjeongdon bukkeureowohajima
girl neon dalla dalla naega wonhaneungeol ara geuraeseo deo kkeullijanha

oksange ollaga sorichyeobwa geudaereul bamhaneul kkwak chage geuryeobwa
ne saenggage oneuldo gaseum ttwinda neol bureuneun i norae hwansange jamginda
high high neomu geuphaji anke high high neomu gwahaji anke
high high we so fly alright iboda deo joheul sun eopda

(nega manyak honjaramyeon) neodo nawa gatdamyeon
(nega manyak wonhandamyeon) chinguga doejulkke
(i bami gil dahamyeon) naega pillyohadamyeon
jujeohaji malgo naegero i need you right now baby

dodaeche mwoga geuri sujubeo geomnaeji malgo dagawa
your wonderful (you make me crazy)
neoegen teukbyeolhan geu mueon gal neukkil su isseo malhaebwa
your wonderful (talk to me baby)
ttaeron himdeulgo jichil ttaedo itgo maebeon datugo siljeungdo neukkigo
hajiman arajwo neoppuni rangeol mideobwa
your wonderful (your so amazing)

you&me dagachi wiro go go you&me da ttara haeyo go go
you&me everybody go go go your wonderful (big bang big bang)

[Translation]

2008
We're back, woo
It's all about you sweetie
It's so hip
To get a lil' something like this y'all
Let's go Big Bang second round

Why are you being so shy, don't be afraid and come closer
you're wonderful (you make me crazy)
I can feel something special from you, so tell me what it is
you're wonderful (talk to me baby)
Sometimes it's hard, feel tired, fight occasionally, feel hatred
But know this, I believe that you are the only one
you're wonderful (you're so amazing)

Ma ma girl, yo, you are a home-run, you're out of this world (strike)
Don't be sad, don't be afraid, leave everything to me
I will always be next to you (I will protect you)
I will fill your side, you're my my my my girl, I'll be your man

I will protect your happiness and sadness, I will only deliver warmness
I am a strong mazinger who is always next to you
People are jealous of us, maybe that is making you more afraid
Don't worry about it now, you just need to think cool, I don't care

(If you are alone)if you are the same as me
(If you want)I will be your friend
(If this night feels long)if you need me
Don't hesitate and come to me, I need you right now, baby

Why are you being so shy, don't be afraid and come closer
you're wonderful(you make me crazy)
I can feel something special from you, so tell me what it is
you're wonderful (talk to me baby)
Sometimes it's hard, feel tired, fight occasionally, feel hatred
But know this, I believe that you are the only one
you're wonderful (you're so amazing)

Yo yo honey honey, have some confidence
Why are you being furtive like a fool? Why do you become so small like others?
Don't be shy about light skinship on the street
Girl, you are different, you know I want you, so I'm more attracted to you

I scream on the rooftop, I draw you so the night sky can be filled
My heart beats again from the thought of you, a song reminding me of you locks me in a fantasy
high high not too fast, high high not too much
high high we're so fly, alright nothing can be better than this

(If you are alone)If you are the same as me
(If you want)I will be your friend
(If this night feels long)If you need me
Don't hesitate and come to me, I need you right now, baby

Why are you being so shy, don't be afraid and come closer
you're wonderful(you make me crazy)
I can feel something special from you, so tell me what it is
you're wonderful (talk to me baby)
Sometimes it's hard, feel tired, fight occasionally, feel hatred
But know this, I believe that you are the only one
you're wonderful (you're so amazing)

You & me, Everybody to the top, go go
You & me, Everyone follow go go
You & me, Everybody go go go
You're wonderful (BIG BANG BIG BANG)

[Lyrics/Translation] Yeohanggi/Travel Log - Dong Bang Shin Ki

[Pronunciation]

gah mahn hee noo wuh goo reum eul bah rah boh dah
haet sahl ee bee choo ee myuhn nah neun noon eul gahm goh
jahm shee geu ruh dah ee ruh nah naht suhn gee reul guhd geht jee
nuh reul dah shee ddoh nae mahm eh dahm goh suh

juh bah dah wee reul guh reu myuhn
nuh yeh geh dah eul soo ee sseul kkah
nuh reul mahn nahn myuhn nah yae mah eum dah juhn hae jool geh
ee gee reul ddah rah guhd dah gah
oo yuhn hee nah reul mahn nah myuhn
nah yae een sah reul bah dah jwuh...

ah cheem hae gah dduh oh reu goh ee sseul ddae
chahn rahn haet duhn gahm dong eul (nuh reul geh mahn moh reu gah)
juhn hae joo goh sheep uh ssuh
oh rae juhn shee gahn ee moh yuh oh neul ee dweh goh
nah yae mah eum ehn nee gah heul luh

juh bah dah wee reul guh reu myuhn (guh reu myuhn)
nuh yeh geh dah eul soo ee sseul kkah (eul soo ee sseul kkah)
nuh reul mahn nahn myuhn nah yae mah eum dah juhn hae jool geh
ee gee reul ddah rah guhd dah gah (guhd dah gah)
oo yuhn hee nah reul (OOH~~) mahn nah myuhn
nah yae een sah reul bah dah jwuh...

ee jyuh jeen shee gahn deul eul guh seul luh gah boh myuhn
nae gah tae uh nah gee juhn ae nuhl bohl soo ee sseul kkah...

juh bah dah wee reul guh reu myuhn (OH~~..)
nuh yeh geh dah eul soo ee sseul kkah (I LOVE YOU)
nuh reul mahn nahn myuhn nah yae mah eum (nah yae mah eum) dah juhn hae jool geh
ee gee reul ddah rah guhd dah gah (OH~)
oo yuhn hee nah reul (YEAH~) mahn nah myuhn
nah yae een sah reul bah dah jwuh (bah dah jwuh~~)

juh hah neul kkeut eh dah eu myuhn (juh hah neul kkeut eh dah eu myuhn)
nuh yeh geh juhn hahl soo ee sseul kkah
nuh reul mahn nah myuhn ee mah eum eul dah mahl hae jool geh
too myung hae jeen kkoom chuh ruhm
nee gah ee gee reul guh reul ddae
nae gah yuh gee suh ee sseul geh~

HOH~ muhl jee ah neun shee gahn eh~
(GOOD NIGHT~~) nuh wah hahm kkeh ee goh~... sheep uh..

[Translation]

[JaeJoong]
Silently gazing at the clouds
I close my eyes against the glare of the sun
[JunSu]
After a while’s rest, I start walking down the unfamiliar path
You fill my heart yet again

[ChangMin]
If I walked on the sea, will I be able to reach you?
If we meet, I’d give you my whole heart
If I meet you by chance along that path
[JunSu]
Please acknowledge me

[YooChun]
I wanted to express how touched I was when the morning sun rose
[YunHo]
All the old times merged together forming today
My heart is filled with you

[All]
If I walked on the sea, will I be able to reach you?
If we meet, I’d give you my whole heart
If I meet you by chance along that path
Please acknowledge me

[JunSu]
If I go against the forgotten time
Will I be able to see you before I'm reborn?

[All]
If I walked on the sea, will I be able to reach you?
If we meet, I’d give you my whole heart
If I meet you by chance along that path
Please acknowledge me

[All]
If I reached the ends of the skies,
Will I be able to communicate with you?
If I meet you, I’ll tell you everything in my heart
Just like a clear dream
When you’re walking down this path,
[YooChun]
I’ll be here

[JaeJoong]
I want to be with you in the near future

[Lyrics/Translation] Sunset Glow - Big Bang

[Pronunciation]

let's go yes we're back again with imunse fresh collaboration 2008 it's bigbang

geudaen asinayo itjanhayo jigeum geudaega neomu geuriwoyo
gogae sugyeo nunmul humchyeoyo dangsinui ireumeul bulleoyo
kkok ireoke nal namgyeodugo tteonagayaman haenneunji

neoman saenggakhamyeon meori apeo dokhadi dokhan sul gateo

sulppunigesseo byeongiji maeil arha nuwo myeot beoninji naeil
imyeon tto jamkkan ijeotdaga tto morejjeumimyeon saenggangnagetjiman
geuraedo eotteokhae ajik nae sarang yuhyohande
doraolkkeorago mitneunde nan neoman gidarineunde

nan neoreul saranghae i sesangeun neo ppuniya
sorichyeo bureujiman jeo daedap eomneun noeulman burkge taneunde

hoksi geudaega mianhaehandamyeon nae eolgul bogi duryeopdamyeon
girl geureon geokjeong hadeoldeoldeol ma neoramyeon himi peolpeolpeol na

bogo sipeun geudae eolgul jeo bulgeun noeureul
darma deo seulpeojineungeor

oh baby baby da jinagan sigan uriga hamkkehan chueok itjin marajwoyo
nuneul gama sori eobsi nal bulleojundamyeon eonjerado dallyeo galkkeyo
everyday everynight i need you

nan neoreul saranghae i sesangeun neo ppuniya
sorichyeo bureujiman jeo daedap eomneun noeulman burkge taneunde


areumdawotdeon geudae moseubeul ijen bol sun eopgetjiman
huhoen eobseo geujeo barabol su itge burkge tajuo

Ah- Ah- Ah- Ah-

haega tteugo haega jine noeul biche seulpeojine
dari tteugo dari jine sewol soge na ttohan mudyeojine

haega tteugo haega jine noeul biche seulpeojine
dari tteugo dari jine geudae gieok ttohan mudyeojine

nan neoreul saranghae i sesangeun neo ppuniya
sorichyeo bureujiman jeo daedap eomneun noeulman burkge taneunde

nan neoreul saranghae i sesangeun neo ppuniya
sorichyeo bureujiman jeo daedap eomneun noeulman burkge taneunde

Ah- Ah- Ah- Ah-

[Translation]

[TOP] let's go
[GD] yezzir (haha)
[TOP] we're back again with lee mun sae
[GD] that's right, fresh collaboration
[TOP] 2008
[GD] it's BIG BANG (yea, yea, whassup)

[TOP] dear do you know, i really miss you right now
i wipe off tears with my head down, i call your name
[YB] did you really have to leave me like this
[TOP] my head hurts when i think about you, (you're) like really strong alcohol

[GD] would it be just alcohol? you are a sickness. i lie down everyday, how many times has it been?
i will forget for a bit tomorrow then i will think (of you) again day after tomorrow
what can i do, my love is still valid
i believe that you will come back, i wait for you only

Chorus:
i love you, you are the only one in this world
i shout out loud but only that unanswerable sunset is burning bright

[TOP] if you are feeling sorry (or) afraid of seeing my face
girl don't worry, if it's you, i feel strong
[SR] your face that i miss looks like that sunset glow thus i feel sadder

[DS] oh baby baby please don’t forget about all of past times, memories we shared
[YB] i will run to you anytime if you call me silently with your eyes closed
[GD] every day, every night i need you

Repeat Chorus

[GD] (Ta- take it to the bridge)
[DS] i won’t be able to see your beautiful visage anymore
[YB] but i have no regret, just burn bright so i can just gaze (at you)

ah- ah- ah- ah-

[GD] (let's go, yea yea, sing it together, come on)

[TOP] the sun rises, the sun sets, i become saddened by the sunset glow
the moon rises, the moon sets, i become dull too, as time passes by

[GD] the sun rises, the sun sets, i become saddened by the sunset glow
the moon rises, the moon sets, memories of you become dull too

Repeat Chorus x2

[GD] (once again, let's go, yea yea
know who? BIG BANG)

ah- ah- ah- ah-

Rain Is Now Promoting Asia

Rain has performed his goodbye stage on Popular Songs(Inkigayo-SBS) on December 21, 2008.

This is his performance.He sang "Fresh Woman" and "Rainism".



During this performance, he was a little bit embarrassed, because he could not find his glasses at the part where he put his glasses on.

However, he just gave a shy smile, which many fans liked it.

His glasses were actually out of the stage.

Now, Rain will be promoting his "Rainism" over Asia.

He surely is a busy man!!

Kara - another failure or another success?

Kara made a pretty successful comeback recently.

Their main title song is "Pretty Girl". It is a catchy song, but there are some funny English usages...

For example, the main chorus is "If you wanna pretty", it should have been "If you wanna be pretty".

In my opinion, the song writer had to match the rhythm so had to cut the "be" part.

So far, they are doing an excellent job. They do amazing performances and their fan base is widening.

This is their comeback performance on Music Bank [2008/12/05]



Kara had not been in popular female groups, since they did not have a good luck competing against SNSD and Wonder Girls and their original concept was somewhat tough.

However, Kara now sees the chance, with their catchy song and cute performances.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A severe competition (Bigbang vs. TVXQ vs. WG vs. Rain(bi))







IN Korea, a lot of famous musicians such as TVXQ, Wonder Girls, Rain(bi), Brown Eyed Girls have come back or will come back soon.

First of all, there is Big Bang, and they are doing extremely well right now. TVXQ and Big Bang have formed a rival relationship because they are both idols and 5 members and are/were at the top.

Since Big Bang is still performing even after TVXQ comes back, people are gonna see which group is the top of Korean male idol groups.

In addition, Wonder Girls, Seeya, Girls' Generation, and Brown Eyed Girls will compete each other as well.

Brown Eyed Girls have already made their performances, and Wonder Girls will perform on this weekend. Soon enough, Seeya and Girls' Generation will add the level of competition.

The interesting point will be Brown Eyed Girls and Wonder Girls because both have the same music style.

Lastly, Rain is coming back. Before, JYP(Park Jin Young) has claimed that Rain has not made any musical success. Rain responded to this comment by saying that he will make a success by doing his music.

Wow....

The rest of year will be harsh for Korean music groups...

I hope all of them do well... but there always will be losers and winners.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wonder Girls's Super Power! - Nobody is going so well!

These are the honors that Wonder Girls' Nobody Music Video (Eng Subbed) has got today. This indicates that Wonder Girls is not just famous in Korea, but also in many parts of the World.



#17 - Most Discussed (Today)
#2 - Most Discussed (Today) - South Korea
#3 - Most Discussed (Today) - Music
#2 - Most Discussed (Today) - Music - South Korea
#2 - Most Discussed (This Week) - South Korea
#30 - Most Discussed (This Week) - Music
#2 - Most Discussed (This Week) - Music - South Korea
#2 - Most Discussed (This Month) - South Korea
#2 - Most Discussed (This Month) - Music - South Korea
#1 - Most Responded (Today) - South Korea
#30 - Most Responded (Today) - Music
#1 - Most Responded (Today) - Music - South Korea
#1 - Most Responded (This Week) - South Korea
#75 - Most Responded (This Week) - Music
#1 - Most Responded (This Week) - Music - South Korea
#7 - Most Viewed (Today) - Australia
#11 - Most Viewed (Today) - Canada
#64 - Most Viewed (Today) - United Kingdom
#24 - Most Viewed (Today) - New Zealand
#17 - Most Viewed (Today)
#42 - Most Viewed (Today) - France
#3 - Most Viewed (Today) - South Korea
#32 - Most Viewed (Today) - Hong Kong
#24 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - Germany
#2 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - Australia
#2 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - Canada
#9 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - United Kingdom
#19 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - Ireland
#10 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - India
#2 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - New Zealand
#35 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - Israel
#2 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music
#82 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - Spain
#49 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - Mexico
#13 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - France
#84 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - Italy
#21 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - Japan
#1 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - South Korea
#31 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - Netherlands
#76 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - Brazil
#21 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - Russia
#5 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - Hong Kong
#13 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music - Taiwan
#18 - Most Viewed (This Week) - South Korea
#38 - Most Viewed (This Week) - Music - Australia
#49 - Most Viewed (This Week) - Music - Canada
#37 - Most Viewed (This Week) - Music - New Zealand
#71 - Most Viewed (This Week) - Music
#3 - Most Viewed (This Week) - Music - South Korea
#35 - Most Viewed (This Week) - Music - Hong Kong
#10 - Most Viewed (This Month) - South Korea
#7 - Most Viewed (This Month) - Music - South Korea
#2 - Top Favorited (Today)
#1 - Top Favorited (Today) - South Korea
#1 - Top Favorited (Today) - Music
#1 - Top Favorited (Today) - Music - South Korea
#38 - Top Favorited (This Week)
#2 - Top Favorited (This Week) - South Korea
#14 - Top Favorited (This Week) - Music
#2 - Top Favorited (This Week) - Music - South Korea
#3 - Top Favorited (This Month) - South Korea
#3 - Top Favorited (This Month) - Music - South Korea
#15 - Top Rated (Today)
#1 - Top Rated (Today) - South Korea
#2 - Top Rated (Today) - Music
#1 - Top Rated (Today) - Music - South Korea
#99 - Top Rated (This Week)
#2 - Top Rated (This Week) - South Korea
#10 - Top Rated (This Week) - Music
#2 - Top Rated (This Week) - Music - South Korea
#3 - Top Rated (This Month) - South Korea
#3 - Top Rated (This Month) - Music - South Korea

Wonder Girls' Nobody on Perezhilton.com

Click here for the post on Perezhilton.com

Perezhilton has uploaded Wonder Girls' new music video, NOBODY.

Under the title of 'How the Koreans do it', he comments that he likes it and actually explains when the actual music starts. (2:00)

Sadly, many people are putting up discriminated comments about Koreans, but some do not!

Thanks to Perez for putting this music video up! It surely spreads out Korean Pop around the world.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

-Dokdo Ad on WP-We are moving to get the truth back from the World!



This is the Advertisement that over 94000 Korean people on Internet have gained to publish on the Washington Post.

Its main title is "STOP DISTORTING HISTORY" and is supposed to catch readers' sights while reading the WP.

It uses a repetitious word of 'someone' to help people remember the Ad longer.

At the end, it introduces Seo Kyung-duk's website: www.forthenextgeneration.com to find more information about Dokdo-Takeshima conflict.

Personally, I think that this ad appeals better in ways of expressing seriousness of the matter.

I hope that one day, there is no need to fight over something that cannot be argued such as this dispute over Dokdo.

All the historical documents prove that Dokdo is Korean territory. Japan should acknowledge this incontrovertible fact and act as the second largest of world's economy leading country.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Younha's New Album has been released



Younha has brought us her new album--'SOMEDAY'
She said she put lots lots and lots of effort in this album.
She also mentioned that she faced her limits a lot when making this album, because of her bright and lively vocal skills.

Such as in the song called "Memory (ft. Tablo)", she sounds so sad. I imagine her trying so hard to make sad voices when singing this song. ^^

She looks tough now, much different than the first album concept.

Here's the tracklist.

-- Track List --
1. Hero
2. Someday
3. Telepathy
4. Strawberry Days
5. Memory(feat. Tablo)- Rap Mix
6. Rain & The Bar
7. The sound of raining
8. Rainbow
9. Best Friend
10. For Catharina
11. Hate
12. Gossip Boy
13. Don't cry
14. - Original Mix
15. My Song and...
16. Telepathy (Instrumental)
17. Regret (Instrumental)

Credit - Hello!Younha

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Samsung's Haptic phone - Good or bad?





Source from www.cetizen.com

Haptic Phone or W420 series in South Korea, has been the spotlight in the cell phone market.

Before it came out, there was a great amount of interest about this Haptic phone among many people.

After it came out, these people have divided into two opinions: Haptic phone is good or bad. People who think it is bad consider that haptic's price which is over $700 in U.S. dollars is too expensive.

Key speculations are:

2 Mega pixel camera

Video call

3.2 inches QGVA LCD

Micro SD

Bluetooth

Full Browsing Internet

Multi-tasking

EQ selections

Weight: 108g

Color: Black


This is the video that shows User Interface for Haptic phone.



In my opinion, Haptic is fun to use with. What I mean by that is, it has a bit different system of touching screen, which is Haptic technology.

Therefore, I wanna say that Haptic is good regardless of other minor flaws.

JYP's New Boy Band Group - 2PM






This is JYP's new boys' group - 2PM. Their teaser (M/V) as above, is called "10 out of 10". It is a catchy dance song. It is pretty funny that JYP has published a group named '2AM' and now he announces 2PM. I hope they don't compete each other like 2PM vs. 2AM. JYP said that if 2AM is about balld and slow songs, 2PM is about dance and rap. I think the group names make sense, at 2PM, people can excite and enjoy dance songs and 2AM, they can listen to slow songs to go to bed or meditate.

Anyways, there are 7 members in this group and they are:

Park Jae Bum : rapper/vocalist
Ok Taek Yeon : rapper
Kim Jun Su : vocalist/rapper
Lee Jun Ho : vocalist/rapper
Nichkhun Horvejkul : vocalist
Jang Woo Young : rapper/vocalist
Hwang Chan Sung : rapper

Interestingly, Nichkhun Horvejkul is Thai. He was born in America and moved to Thailand at the age of 2. I saw him on Ya Shim Man Man Season 2 on SBS, and his Korean was not that good, but I saw that he is trying hard. I hope good luck to him.

Their debut date is September 4th.

Download THEIR New ALBUM HERE
Download Link

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A new challenge - BoA is going to USA



BoA is apparently going to a broad music market, the U.S. music market at the age of 22.(in Korean way, 21)

There was news that SM entertainment (this is where Boa belongs to) has opened SM USA and it will give many opportunities to their people to enter the U.S. market.

Obviously, BoA was considered to be the number one person among them and here the news is issued.

Boa has made a tremendous success in Japan and many parts of Asia countries.

I'm really proud of her and hope that she does great job in North America!
Good Luck!

Wonder Girls' New Music Video Concept?



This picture is a big issue from South Korean net users (netizens). Many people guess this as a new concept for Wonder Girls' new music video.

JYP entertainment said that they do not know where the picture is outflowed.

However, many Korean net users believe that JYP intentionally outflowed this picture to get interest from people.

Still, we do not know which is the truth.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

JYP's 2AM - I wish them a big success!




It is a group of 4 men. As you know, Jo Kwon is the oldest trainee in JYP as like Sun Ye in Wonder Girls. Other three members are: Im Seulong, Jung Jinwoon and Lee Changmin.

JYP has debuted 2AM and then will debut 2PM. There is a rumor that he will make a 11 boys group with 2AM and 2PM.

Since most of them have long experience as trainees, I wish them to make a big success!

In this music video, Jo Kwon cries because he had a flash of his past life on practicing real hard.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Samsung & iRiver vs. iPod (Apple)




Just until a few years ago, MP3 market was in the grip of South Korean companies, such as iRiver and Samsung. However, as we all agree, Apple, dominates the MP3 market in most of regions.

But still, Apple cannot top in Korea, and here is a reason.
"Koreans do not think about designs of MP3 players, but also functions as well."

And I believe the reason for the iPod's success is the smartest way of marketing.

iPod has become an icon that young people (at least in North America) should have. It functions as a fashion icon, too.

However, iRiver and Samsung, they only believed that they could win the market with high technological skills and creative designs. Which means that they did not put a mind to people that their MP3 players are necessary to live (sort of in a sense).

In addition, Apple's iTunes was another great marketing success, so that even more people have become to use iPods.
However, iRiver's iRiver Plus 3 and Samsung's unknown music studio were clear failures. Only users of iRiver and Samsung's Mp3 players use these softwares.

Because of these clear differences, iRiver and Samsung and many other well-going companies had to yield their profits to Apple.

Haru Haru - Big Bang (Lyrics + Translation)

This is Haru Haru, sung by Big Bang, in their third album.
It is the title song and again G-Dragon composed the song.


Korean Pronunciation in English


YEAH
FINALLY I REALIZED
THAT I'M NOTHING WITHOUT YOU
I WAS SO WRONG
FORGIVE ME
Ah Ah Ah Ah -
Padocheoreom buswojin nae mam
Baramcheoreom heundeullineun nae mam
Yeongicheoreom sarajin nae sarang
Munsincheoreom jiwojijiga anha
Hansumman ttangi kkeojira swijyo
Nae gaseumsogen meonjiman ssahijyo SAY GOODBYE
YEAH
Nega eobsin dan harudo mot salgeotman gatatdeon na
Saenggakgwaneun dareugedo geureokjeoreok honja jal sara
Bogosipdago bulleobwado neon amu daedabeobtjanha
Heotdoen gidae georeobwado ijen soyongeobtjanha
Ne yeope inneun geu sarami mwonji hoksi neol ullijin annneunji
Geudae naega boigin haneunji beolsseo ssak da ijeonneunji
Geokjeongdwae dagagagijocha mareul geol su jocha eobseo aetaeugo
Na hollo gin bameul jisaeujyo subaekbeon jiwonaejyo
Dorabojimalgo tteonagara
Tto nareul chatjimalgo saragara
Neoreul saranghaetgie huhoeeopgie
Johatdeon gieongman gajyeogara
Geureokjeoreok chamabolmanhae
Geureokjeoreok gyeondyeonaelmanhae
Neon geureolsurok haengbokhaeyadwae
Haru haru
Mudyeojyeogane
OH GIRL I CRY CRY
YO MY ALL (SAY GOODBYE)
Gireul geotda neowa na uri majuchindahaedo
Mot boncheok hagoseo geudaero gadeongil gajwo
Jakkuman yet saenggagi tteooreumyeon amado
Nado mollae geudael chajagaljido molla
Neon neul geu saramgwa haengbokhage neon neul naega dareun mam an meokge
Neon neul jageun miryeondo an namgekkeum jal jinaejwo na borandeusi
Neon neul jeo haneulgachi hayake tteun gureumgwado gachi saeparake
Neon neul geureoke useojwo amu il eopdeusi
Dorabojimalgo tteonagara
Tto nareul chatjimalgo saragara
Neoreul saranghaetgie huhoeeopgie
Johatdeon gieongman gajyeogara
Geureokjeoreok chamabolmanhae
Geureokjeoreok gyeondyeonaelmanhae
Neon geureolsurok haengbokhaeyadwae
Haru haru
Mudyeojyeogane
Nareul tteonaseo mam pyeonhaejigil (nareul itgoseo saragajwo)
Geu nunmureun da mareulteni YEAH (haruharu jinamyeon)
Charari mannaji anhatdeoramyeon deol apeultende UM
Yeongwonhi hamkkehajadeon geu yaksok ijen
Chueoge mudeodugil barae baby neol wihae gidohae
Dorabojimalgo tteonagara
Tto nareul chatjimalgo saragara
Neoreul saranghaetgie huhoeeopgie
Johatdeon gieongman gajyeogara
Geureokjeoreok chamabolmanhae
Geureokjeoreok gyeondyeonaelmanhae
Neon geureolsurok haengbokhaeyadwae
Haru haru
Mudyeojyeogane
OH GIRL
I CRY CRY
YO MY ALL
SAY GOODBYE BYE
OH MY LOVE
DON'T LIE LIE
YO MY HEART
SAY GOODBYE

English Translation

Leave
Yeah, Finally I realize that I am nothing without you
I was so wrong, forgive me
Ah ah ah ah~

My broken heart like a wave
My shaken heart like a wind
My heart vanished like smoke
It can't be removed like a tattoo
I sigh deeply as if a ground is going to cave in
Only dusts are piled up in my mind
(say goodbye)

Yeah, I thought I wouldn't be able to live even one day without you
But somehow I managed to live on (longer) than I thought
You don't answer anything as I cry out "I miss you"
I hope for a vain expectation but now it's useless

What is it about that person next to you, did he make you cry?
Dear can you even see me, did you forget completely?
I am worried, I feel anxiety because I can't get close nor try to talk to you
I spend long nights by myself, erasing my thoughts a thousand times
[Chorus]
Don't look back and leave
Don't find me again and live (on)
Because I have no regrets from loving you, take only the good memories
I can bear it in some way
I can stand in some way
You should be happy if you are like this
I become dull day by day (eh eh eh eh)
Oh girl I cry, cry
You're my all, say goodbye...

If we pass by each other on the street
Act like you didn't see me and go the way you were walking to
If you keep thinking about our past memories
I might go look for you secretly

Always be happy with him, (so) I won't ever get a different mind
Even smallest regret won't be left out ever
Please live well as if I should feel jealous
You should always be like that bright sky, like that white cloud
Yes, you should always smile like that as if nothing happened

[Chorus]

I hope your heart fees relieved
Please forget about me and live (on)
Those tears will dry completely
As time passes by
It would've hurt less if we didn't meet at all (mm)
Hope you will bury our promise of being together forever baby
I pray for you

[Chorus]

Oh girl I cry, cry
You're my all, say goodbye, bye
Oh my love don't lie, lie
You're my heart, say goodbye

This Time - Wondergirls (lyrics + translation)

This is a song from Wonder Girls' second album, "This Time".
It is ballad and has got some good reviews.
I put up Korean pronunciation and English translation.
Korean Pronunciation in English

Nan dasin sarang ddawin hajianheul geora
Geureohge dachimhaesseodeon jeok isseojyo
Seuchyeo jinan ibyeolui gieok
Dasi ddo buseochyeossdeok mideum
Apeumgwa wiro soge nan geudeureul jiwochyeo

Hajiman geudaereul cheoeum bwadeon
Geunarihuro nan dashi yonggiga saengkyeochyeo
Geudaeui eokkaee gidaemeon mami pyeonhaechyeo
Idaeryo yeongwonhi geudaewa igo sipeoyo babe

Ibeonen dareulgechyo my luv
Mideodo gwaenchanhjyeo geudael
Hangsang nareul hyanghan maeumi byeonchi anhgireul
Baraneun naemam argechyo

I love you baby
And I need you babe
Geudae eobsineun wirongo ginagin sigani ddo banbokdwigejo
Geudae yeongweonhi byeonchi mayo

My all, I'll be the same

Geudael nan mideo uisimchi anhjiman
Jigeum geudaeda eobneun sigane nan doryeobjyo
Geomde mulneul bami jinago hangkayeo haessari bichil ddae
Geudaega eobdamyeon nan ddo uljido mollayo

Geudaeyo geudaeneun chinan jigan
Geujeo seuchyeo jinagandeon dareul namjacheoreom
Naege apeum gieoki dwiji anhgil baraeyo
Idaero yeongwonhi nareul deo anajoseyo babe

Ibeonen dareulgechyo my luv
Mideodo gwaenchanhjyeo geudael
Hangsang nareul hyanghan maeumi byeonchi anhgireul
Baraneun naemam argechyo

I love you baby
And I need you babe
Geudae eobsineun wirongo ginagin sigani ddo banbokdwigejo
Geudae yeongweonhi byeonchi mayo

My all, I'll be the same
Geudaen naege nameun majimak huimang
Geudaega eobneun sesangeun neomudo simhan eodumgwa gatgejyo
Geudaereul baraneun nae mameul deo arajwoyo naui sarang

Ibeonen dareulgechyo my luv
Mideodo gwaenchanhjyeo geudael
Hangsang nareul hyanghan maeumi byeonchi anhgireul
Baraneun naemam argechyo

I love you baby
And I need you babe
Geudae eobsineun wirongo ginagin sigani ddo banbokdwigejo
Geudae yeongweonhi byeonchi mayo

My all, I will be the same

English Translation

“I will never do something like love again”
there was a time that I pledged these words
the memories of being cast aside,
my faith and trust crumbling down
I erased the pain in my solace.
But on the day when I first saw you
I gathered my courage again
Because whenever I lean on your shoulder, I am comfortable
I want to stay with you just like this babe

This time things will be different my love
It will be okay for me to trust you
I pray that the feelings that you have for me
will never change
I love you baby and I need you baby
Without you I live in continuing days of solace and sorrow
Don’t ever change
My all, I will be the same

Though I trust you and have no suspicions
I get nervous when you are not here.
When a dark night passes
and the sun shines again in the sky,
if I do not see you here, I may cry again.
In the days where I passed you by
casually passing you just like other guys,
I pray that those days will not be painful memories
Hold me closer baby just like this

This time things will be different my love
It will be okay for me to trust you
I pray that the feelings that you have for me
will never change
I love you baby and I need you baby
Without you I live in continuing days of solace and sorrow
Don’t ever change
My all, I will be the same

You are my one and last hope
If I live in a world without you
It will be a darkness too harsh.
Please know my feelings of expectation
My love

This time things will be different my love
It will be okay for me to trust you
I pray that the feelings that you have for me
will never change
I love you baby and I need you baby
Without you I live in continuing days of solace and sorrow
Don’t ever change
My all, I will be the same.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Korea's Protest Against U.S.A. Labelled Beef





Koreans have been protesting against importing beef, which is 30 months old, from the U.S.A. to Korea.

If you don't know about the problems with 30 months old cows, let me tell you briefly.

Most of 'Mad Cow Disease's have been found on 30 months old cows. In addition, even U.S.A. and Canada residents do not eat 30 months old cows. They either purchase cows from Australia or eat less than 30 months old cows.

These are why Koreans are so upset. How come we should eat these risky beefs, even though Americans do not eat them? We can't trust these beefs.

As days go, the number of people protesting against it, is increasing.

Since I am in Canada, I can't feel how it is like in Korea. However, my heart is in the field where people are fighting over their rights.

Brown Eyes Has Come Back!




Yay! Brown Eyes has come back! They made us wait for a very long time. Everyone was inspired with their songs, especially, "Already A Year" and "Bit By Bit".

Now Na-Ul and Yoon-Gun, grouped together and published their 3rd album called, 'TWO THINGS NEEDED FOR THE SAME PURPOSE AND 5 OBJETS'.

It has 13 songs, and they are:

1. Your Eyes

2. Don't Go Don't Go

3. Like A Flame

4. This moment, Like this

5. Because of You

6. Let's Get Down

7. Summer Passion

8. Piano Nocturn (Piano Version)

9. Don't You Worry

10. Say Love

11. Let it go

12. One Step

13. Ruach

(14. Bonus track - Don't go Don't go (Instru.))

All of them are really great, but personally I like two songs, 'Like a Flame' and 'Don't you worry'.

By the way, I hope you guys buy this CD, because all of the sales income will be contributed to the charities!!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

TVXQ - Evaluation of staying in Japan for 3 years


TVXQ, one of the most successful Korean group! 3 Years ago, they landed in Japan to expand their dream, to be the #1...What are their success and changes at this time when we hear news that TVXQ's 16th single 'Purple Line' takes the first in the Oricon chart (Japanese Music Chart)?

TVXQ says that their start was not bright. Their Japanese skills were not fluent even though they studied Japanese really really hard in Korea before they come to Japan.
The most obivious difference was that nobody knew about TVXQ or Tohoshinki in the land of Japan. One time, they were walking down on the street and a couple of Koreans came to them and asked to take pictures of them. :P TVXQ thought that they wanted a signature or something... :)
Anyways, they had a really hard time adapting everything that is different from Korea, such as culture, food, and so on....
Since there was a small recognition about Tohoshinki, their performance stages were small...


After all these hardship, they now have a record of the first Asian male group who put their song to first place. So far, 'Purple Line' and 'Beautiful You' are the two songs that they put to the first place in the Oricon chart.

TVXQ says that they are happy that they can speak Japanese fluently...(without a translator).

TVXQ is continuing to sing to become the best group in Asia further in the world.
I believe they can acheive the dream considering their hard-work and effort!!!

I hope a good luck to them... As a Korean and as a Korean student who is studying aboard... Sometimes I am amazed how famous TVXQ is... One day one of Chinese friends came to me and asked whether I know 'Purple Line'. I said 'yea' and I told him that they are Korean group. I was really proud !!! :)

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

Iriver vs. iPod

I know that iPod is pretty much every young person's symbol now... but

personally I think people just want to get an iPod because everyone has it...
(kinda of 'peer pressure'.. eh??)

I don't have an iPod... instead I have a Iriver Mp3 player!!



This is my mp3 player... Pretty cool eh??? It has 6GB of memory and it can play
music, pictures, videos, FM radio and you can play flash games with it...!!

Also you can change the Mp3's background... You can easily download the backgrounds on the web... Some of it are moving backgrounds~~

This E10 may not look better than an iPod... however I don't see any reason why this Mp3 player is not better than iPod in function-wise.. and all...

Kim Bap - Not a Japanese sushi~!!!!



What is it??? HINT: THIS IS NOT A SUSHI... !!!

THE ANSWER is KIMBAP! THIS IS 'MADE IN KOREA' FOOD....

I don't like people who think this is the same as Japanese sushi.....WRONG!!!

I'll remind you again.. This is Kim-Bap... one of Korean's favorite food!!!

I think Kim-Bap has more vegetables (or items) than Sushi...

Korea's LG and Samsung has 25% of the World's cellular phone market

Our proud two brands... SAMSUNG and LG has 25% total in the world's cell phone market.

On April 29th, SA (Strategy Analytics) announced that Nokia has 40.9% then Samsung takes up to 16.8% and LG has 8.6%.

Motorola and SonyEricson decreased to 9.7% and 7.9%.

People predict that Samsung can beat Motorola and become the first in North America.

I hope that comes true!!!! :) I am proud of Samsung and LG~~~

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Epik High - Umbrella

This is the song of Epik High's Umbrella...!!




Youn-Ha featured in this song... You can hear Youn-ha and Epik High's harmony~~~

ENJOY!!!

Epik High's New Album!!!






Yay!!!! Epik High published their new album "Pieces, Part One"


It contains 18 tracks...

01 Be
02 Breakdown
03 Seoul, 1:13 AM (Short Piece)
04 One (Feat. Ji-Sun)
05 Pencilsharpner (Feat. Kebee)
06 Girl (Feat. Jin-Bo)
07 Slave (Short Piece)
08 The Future (Feat. Yankie)
09 20 Fingers (Short Piece) (Feat. DJ Friz)
10 Ignition (Feat. YounKwon Na)
11 Eight by Eight (Feat. Dynamic Duo, Dok2, Double K, TBNY)
12 Décalcomanie
13 Icarus Walks (Short Piece)
14 Fallen Flowers
15 Umbrella (Feat. Younha)
16 Your pieces (Feat. Ji-Sun)
17 B-Side 01 : Breakdown (Supreme Mix)
18 B-Side 02 : One (Planet Shiver Remix)


Their title song is Number 4 : ONE...

It is really good... I am obsessed with it rite now...:)

This is the music video of ONE



Good luck EPIK HIGH!!!

Rain (Bi) - Speed Racer




Do you guys know about the movie that will come out on May 9th?

Well, it is "SPEED RACER" by the Wachowski Brothers.

It is based on the Japanese anime "Mach GoGoGo".

The main stars are: Emile Hirsch
John Goodman
Christina Ricci
Susan Sarandon
Matthew Fox

In this $120 million budget movie, there is our Korean star!!!! Rain!!!

He is a famous Korean singer well-known in Asian countries such as China, Korea(obviously???), Taiwan and so on.....

Even though he is not a main character in this movie... he certainly is one of the racers who race against the main character and one of the important opponent racer... (u no wut i mean???)

Other than this movie, Rain is announced to be the main character at Ninja Assassin which will come out in 2009!!!!

Look at him going!! :P

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Koreans going aboard

A simple question, How many of you guys have Korean friends? If you do, how many?

There are many Korean students going aboard to English-use countries such as the U.S., Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

There are three main reasons for why they study aboard.

1. They do not like the Korean education system.

2. They seem to have no future in Korea. (ESCAPING FROM KOREA)

3. They want to learn English.

4. They want to compete internationally.

Personally, I came to Canada because of number 1 and number 4.

I think there are more reasons but I can only think these 4 reasons...

Wonder Girls




Group name : Wondergirls
Group member (Left to Right) : Sun Mi, So Hee Ahn, Sun Ye Min , Yoo Bin Kim, Ye Eun Park
First of all, they are so young!!!The oldest person, Yoo Bin Kim is only 19 and the others are 15 and 18 years old.
Wondergirls debuted on Feb. 10th, 2007. The debut song is "Irony"
Down below, it is the music video of Irony~~ with English Sub!!! :) Enjoy



While they were working on stages with this song, many sad accidents had happened. Their former member, Hyun Ah dropped out this group. Also, Wondergirls had a car accident, too. T.T

Wondergirls was not that famous until their biggest hit song called "Tell Me". This song brought a really huge success to Wondergirls. Everyone have tried to learn the song's choreography since it is really easy and fun!!! (EVEN men have....)
This is the music video of "TELL ME" it is really catchy.. at least I think... :P



After their huge success in Korea, Wondergirls are now expanding their field to other countries such as China and the U.S. Recently, Wondergirls implied that they might expand their field to the U.S; they attended Jin Young Park, their producer's concerts in the U.S.
GOOD LUCK WONDERGIRLS!!!!! =D