Saturday, 21 April 2018

Challenge Accepted

안녕 여러분



in light of my (other) current obsession,
I am challenging myself to learn some of my favorite korean songs.

the real challenge will be *drum rolls*
to only learn them reading the hangul lyrics.

Yup!
that is right!
ONLY the korean lyrics.

I'm still a very slow hangul reader but I'm pretty sure I can do it.

The first song I learned was Taeyeon's Fine 
took me about a week to finally get the hang of reading the lyrics with the singing LOL
(start Mar 25th, so-so mastered Apr 4)
of course that one I learned with the help of the romanized lyrics too.

what I learned (berapa banyak perkatan 'learn' dahhhh) from that experienced is that
the romanized lyrics confused me. 
coz I know how it supposed to sound (of course with the help of listening to the song too)
and the romanized spelling does not spell like how you supposed to pronounce it.
I'm not saying the romanized is not helping. it helped A LOT. 
I'm saying its annoying when you confidently read the hangul and your eyes went down reading the romanized lyrics and it spelled different than what you were pronouncing.
*buat muka annoyed and mata ke atas*

Thus, I decided to challenge myself to learn my next song, BoA - 옆 사람 (Stand By) full on hangul lyrics.

its a ballad. slow song.

you bet yo ass I can't read and sing Korean songs when its upbeat/laju/fast-beat.

antah apa ku baca, antah apa ku sabut. ( ̄。 ̄)

HAHAHAHAHA

take it one step at a time.

Plus,

it's not like I'm going for a competition with this *air* talent *quote* 

¯\(©¿©) /¯

I'm just surprise that I'm not trying to learn SHINee songs first.

I guess I'm more comfortable singing girlie songs at the moment.

I mean, I'm not saying SHINee don't have good ballad to hafal, I'm just saying, I don't want to be greedy. LOL 
●_●
seriously, I have no reason why their songs isn't on my list of songs to hafal, ok?

So...




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Thursday, 19 April 2018

From Now On

SHINee, The Best From Now On album.

released date: 18th April 2018.

Songs in this album consist of all their releases in Japan for the past 7 years.

final track on it is what everyone wanted to hear most (I think), coz Jonghyun's voice is included. 

sigh.

anyway,
have a listen. it's called From Now On



as always, when its a Japanese release, its hard to find original audio on youtube -,- So, the above is, I believe, an audio taken during one of their dome tours. 

I finally understand why this song was so emotional when they sang it back at their dome tours in Japan last February.

I finally really 'feel'.

Let's read the translation now:


If I hadn’t met you yet
What would I have been doing now?
Not even knowing the meaning of love
Where would I have strayed?
No words to describe
My surging emotions
But you, we understand each other
Always have, always will

I offer you all my love
And endless gratitude
I swear on the stars that fall from your eyes
I’ll be with you forever
I’ll be with you
I’ll be with you

Following an endless dream
Never stoping, I took the first step
Beliving only in your smile
Before I knew it, I found myself in this place

A view unattainable on my own (Watch it pass me by)
Things I can’t grasp (Won’t let go)
Together with you, I can find it (I promise you)
Let’s go on searching for it forever

I offer you all my love
And endless gratitude
I swear on the stars that fall from your eyes
I’ll be with you forever
I’ll be with you
I’ll be with you

I’ll never forget this day with you
No matter what the future holds
It’s this love that makes me
Even stronger

I offer you all my love
And endless gratitude
I swear on the stars that fall from your eyes
I’ll be with you forever
I’ll be with you
I’ll be with you
Forever


#gaddammit


why am I doing this to myself tonight?



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a/n: I'm not being superstitious but I don't like the idea behind 'the best' album or yg sewaktu dengan nya for example Westlife's The Greatest Album. 
I just don't trust the idea behind it.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

My Sassy Girl

Hello happy people

I know, gone again this girl.

hahahaha

ah well..here I am :P

Last night, I started something new as I'm trying to reset myself as previously wished.

and I came up with this To Do List I need to follow every night after work.

I start with something small saja lah. at least 3 task to achieve per night. I don't want to feel overwhelm.

The task includes; laundry, cooking, eating, reading, write down stuff, type stuff up, etc.

Tonight's task is: 

  • 1. Jot down plots for story (Checked), 
  • 2. Finish reading a chapter in More Than This (read 7 chapters! CHECKED)
  • 3. Update blog (currently doing. will 'checked' when this is posted).



I also started watching My Sassy Girl, the Korean Historical Drama version.




I forgot I actually have that in my hard disk. LOL

Currently on Episode 17.

what's nice about this drama is that each episode is only 30 mins long. meaning, its easier to stop myself from continuing to watch after finishing an episode.

another thing that's awesome about this is becoz, I recognize (by face, not name) many actors/actresses; the main character guy is from The Good Doctor, the main character lady is that final Queen in Dong Yi, the King is from The Horse Doctor, the main character's mom is from The Moon Embraces the Sun.
to name a few.

LOL

seriously, I suck at trying to remember their names. all I know is I've seen them somewhere either in real time drama or historical drama. wawawa *shrug*

anyway,

that is all the update I have for you in this post.

pray that I will follow thru my To Do List *hwaiting*

with that said, I will see you on my next post



ciao~

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Saturday, 7 April 2018

Guess who's Back?

Hi guys

I am late! 

I was supposed to post something on April 1st but I was just not rajin enough to on my laptop to do so.

Thus, here I am, April 7th.

Tomorrow's gonna be a touchy day and being me, I might forgot about it. So, that's a good thing.

I've been trying to read again.

I got thru a few chapters of Patrick Ness - More Than This.
up till chapter two, the story line reminds me of Constantine, the movie, where Keanu was in the parallel hell world scene. 
currently my book mark is in chapter three.

I also got thru a few couple of chapters on AFF; 
a story by Peanutbuttercup, called Water Lily. Click here if you are interested to read them. I'm not sure if you have to log in to read that but give it a try. ;) I don't call her story 'a fanfic' becoz her style of writing is beyond that. She's an awesome writer. So go and check it out, tell her Vengeance sent you xD

Usually, when I started reading, I become so in my bubble. 
and apparently that is bad for the society.

*mata ke atas*

but society can suck it

coz at the end of the day, I'm gonna have to take care of myself.

Also,

I've been trying to write.
I've wrote (checked Word)
*ketawa dulu*
hahahahaha
I must've love the number two. coz, I wrote two chapters baru. 
hahaha
it's still stagnant in chapter three. :P

I wanted to write and read again and I have this notion; I should just 'start'.
no matter how little the progress is, it is still a progress.

I wana feel like I have something more to do with my life after work.

I don't want to always feel like I need to go home just to scroll thru all my social media on my phone.

There has to be more.

I wanted more.

I just typed 'hope I will be myself again' and deleted it.

It made me wonder, 

who am I?

Coz I don't really know anymore.

I've been reading quotes where they say "it is ok if you are not who you are a year ago. becoz that's just mean, you are growing"
but
there's also this scene from Khloe's Revenge Body episode where a participant was trying to be his old self again coz the he now is so withdrawn from the world and became anti-social.

So, is the me now better or not?
I feel like I'm not better.
I feel so stagnant like my third Chapter. 
I feel like, I need to be my old self back to move forward.

The old me usually have so much to do during the night that doesn't involve scrolling thru social media on her phone.
Some nights, she would write. another night, she would read. other nights, she would try and do some fancy DIY on her journal.

that's the me that I wanted to be again.

I just want to have that creative momentum going again.

coz the me now is not really feeling good on the inside.




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Sunday, 25 March 2018

After Laughter

Just when I thought there were no more good lyricist in the world,
Paramore came out with this album.



Let's read the lyric for Hard Times below:


All that I want
Is to wake up fine
Tell me that I'm alright
That I ain't gonna die
All that I want
Is a hole in the ground
You can tell me when it's alright
For me to come out

Hard times
Gonna make you wonder why you even try
Hard times
Gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
These lives
And I still don't know how I even survive
Hard times
Hard times

And I gotta get to rock bottom

Walking around
With my little rain cloud
Hanging over my head
And it ain't coming down
Where do I go?
Gimme some sort of sign
You hit me with lightning!
Maybe I'll come alive

Hard times
Gonna make you wonder why you even try
Hard times
Gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
These lives
And I still don't know how I even survive
Hard times
Hard times

And I gotta hit rock bottom

Tell my friends I'm coming down
We'll kick it when I hit the ground
Tell my friends I'm coming down
We'll kick it when I hit the ground
When I hit the ground


Aren't they genius?

I love it! it's like they know what's in my head or something.

psychic!

Hashtag Raven

Now let's watch the MV



Kinda rugged right this concept?

I'm living for it.

Hashtag GOPARAMORE

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