Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Even if I live Just One Day by Jo Hyun Jae

Jo Hyun-jae – “단 하루를 살아도” (Even If I Live Just One Day)has become my latest favourite.

I just love him! He makes me want to squeal eveytime I see him.
And the foolish grin keeps on creeping no matter how hard I try to keep my face straight.

I have no idea he could sing this well. Gosh! Jo Hyun Jae, SARANGHAE!


JB thanks a lot for the English translation and for digging up his boy band past!
Chichan thanks so much for the hangeul!

Artist :: Jo Hyun Jae (조현재)
Title Album :: OST 49 Days Part 7
Format :: Single, Studio
Title Track :: 단 하루를 살아도
Genre :: Drama OST
Release Date :: April 25, 2011
Label | Distribution :: Star Entry Ent. | 다날

Hangul and simple romanization

얼마나 기다려왔는데
olmana gidaryowanneunde (I’ve waited for so long)
얼마나 아팠는데
olmana apanneunde (I’ve hurt so much)
오랫동안 시간의 흔적만큼
oretdongan sigan-eui heunjongmankeum (As much as the traces left by that long time)
난 너를 그리워 했는데
nan noreul geuriwo henneunde (I’ve longed for you)

지친 발걸음은 어느새 니 곁에
jichin balgoreumeun oneuse ni gyote (Tired footsteps have brought me to your side)
날 데려왔어 아무것도 아무일도 못할걸 알면서
nal deryowasso amugotdo amuildo mot-halgol almyonso (though I know there’s nothing I can do)
널 사랑한다는 말
nol saranghandaneun mal (Saying I love you)
늘 가슴으로 외쳤던 말
neul gaseumeuro wechyotdon mal (are words my heart has always shouted)
널 사랑한다는 말
nol saranghandaneun mal (Saying I love you)
니 뒤에서만 되뇌였던 말
ni dwiesoman dwenweyotdon mal (are words I’ve repeated, behind you)
널 사랑한다는 말
nol saranghandaneun mal (Saying I love you)
달아날까 할 수 없는 말
daranalkka hal su omneun mal (are words I couldn’t say, afraid you’d run away)
사랑한다 겁이 날 만큼 널 사랑한다
saranghanda gobi nal mankeum nol saranghanda (I love you so much that I’m afraid I love you)

밤하늘 수 놓은 별처럼 항상 볼 순 있지만
bamhaneul su noheun byolchorom hangsang bol sun itjiman (Like the stars in the night sky)
다가갈수도 만질수도 없잖아 내 몫인가봐 널 지켜보는게
dagagalsudo manjilsudo objana ne mogsin-gabwa nol jikyoboneun-ge (always visible
but unable to be approached or touched)
매일 널 기다려 어느새 기대해 미련할만큼
meil nol gidaryo oneuse gidehe miryonhalmankeum (That must be my fate)
내 키보다 커져버린 널 향한 바램들
ne kiboda kojyoborin nol hyanghan baremdeul (to watch over you)

널 사랑한다는 말
nol saranghandaneun mal
늘 가슴으로 외쳤던 말
neul gaseumeuro wechyotdon mal
널 사랑한다는 말
nol saranghandaneun mal
니 뒤에서만 되뇌였던 말
ni dwiesoman dwenweyotdon mal
널 사랑한다는 말
nol saranghandaneun mal
달아날까 할 수 없는 말
daranalkka hal su omneun mal
사랑한다 겁이 날 만큼 널
saranghanda gobi nal mankeum nol

고백한다 오늘 만큼만은 사랑해
gobekhanda oneul mankeummaneun saranghe (If I could only live one day, I’d want to be by your side)
단 하루를 살아도 니곁에 있고 싶다고
dan harureul sarado nigyote itgo sipdago (If I could only live one day, I’d want to be by your side)
고백할게 이제는 말할게 널 사랑해
gobekhalge ijeneun malhalge nol saranghe (I’ll confess I’ll say the words now I love you)

Hangul :: Daum Music
Romanization :: Chichan-Onew
Thank u so much :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Love Them

Did I mention how busy I am at the moment? But no matter how busy I am I think I should spare some of my limited time for my favourites: Jo Hyun Jae and Song Seung Hun (Mr. Hand Towel).

I want to write Jo Hyun Jae his own story (Kang's POV) like what I did for Kang Ji Hwan's Lee Jin Soo, but,well, perhaps later when I have more time.

And I've been planning to write Mr. Hand Towel's background story just to help those who wonder why did the beautifully divine looking Song Seung Hun becomes more known as Mr. Hand Towel.

And last but not least I want to post the rebuttal from Don't Call Me Mr. Hand Towel himself!!

But those have to wait.

In the mean time you could check these links out under 'My Favourite links'. Both of them could sing extremely well!

If only my Kang Ji Hwan could also sing that well. Sigh.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


It’s back again. Those dreadful 16 - 17 working hours!

I thought I’ve managed my workloads quite well to reduce the amount of overtimes significantly compare to last year. But when one is dealing with other people it becomes a challenge to stick to a schedule.

It’s not the long working hours I resent but losing 8 hours of my sleeping time. I could function well enough on 2 or 3 hours of sleep only for a few days. After that I start to have almost all of sleep deprivation symptoms.

I’m dealing with numbers.
I’m dealing with people.
I’m driving.
I can’t afford to have those symptoms!

Sleep! I need sleep! Badly!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Kang Ji Hwan and Coffee House

I think I’ve watched all of Kang Ji Hwan’s movies and series – except for Be Strong Geum Soon, the reason is because I don’t really like the long series of family drama.

However, despite having more than enough of Kang Ji Hwan’s exposures I didn’t have any special feelings for him. I watched all his movies and series just because I like the storylines. Things changed when I saw Coffee House which has become my favourite drama of all time.

I fall in love with Lee Jin Soo its male lead. It’s not just an ordinary love that one feels for a certain character in one’s favourite movies/series. I’m completely, madly and irrevocably in love with him.

I don’t know how but I think some of that love has been rubbed off to Kang Ji Hwan himself. Hence, it transforms him into one of my favourite actors.

Imagine my happiness when I found out that he has been voted as The Actor of the Year in Japan. It means he has become the most popular Hallyu star in 2010.

Based on the survey conducted by Innolife (S-Plus Entertainment) 55.4% Japanese voted for him. The second place won by Jang Geun Suk who got 30.4% of the votes.

This is big. The Japanese love Bae Yong Jun who they consider as God and refer to as Yon-sama. But I see no difficulty for Kang Ji Hwan to be equally loved in the near future.

Particularly since his drama Coffee House has also been voted as The Drama of the Year with 48.6% votes. Followed by Sungkyunkwan Scandal which won 40% of the votes.

Love it. Love it. Love it.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Concern or Harassment?

I’ve been debating for quite sometimes whether I should put this particular topic here or not – for despite the fact that I created this blog to rant and rave – one should never forget that one can’t never really be that free when it comes to stating one’s opinion on the internet. Discretion has to be observed. It should never be thrown to the winds.

However, that’s exactly what I’m doing now.

To lessen the folly of my reckless action, I’m going to give myself a go for it argument. Firstly, this blog is my personal blog. Sort of like a diary. My diary. Secondly, I don’t think other human being is remotely interested in reading it. Thirdly, it’s in English. How many Indonesians are interested in reading someone else’s blog which is written in English? Almost zip. Therefore, go for it.

I’m writing while praying that none of the parties mentioned here will ever read this. For although I’m writing this to elaborate on my point of view and feelings regarding marriage and the matchmaking effort conducted by people around me, I don’t want them to read this for fear of offending them which is not my intention at all.

I don’t think you could really tell people who asked you “When are you going to get married” when they met you on the street, elevator or wherever they happen to bump into you anything. All you can do is probably putting a big smile and saying something vague or trying to make a joke about it.

It would be weird if instead of just smiling you invite them to sit for tea and then start talking about why you are still single lengthily. Not that it’s their business in the first place. And I don’t think they really want to know. In my opinion that question is just a rhetorical one. One that’s supposed to be answered with a big guilty smile.

The question itself doesn’t really bother me. It’s the judgement behind it which annoys me the most. By asking that question the questioner is stating their preference for marriage which they try to push upon the unfortunate single person they happen to meet.

I have no problem when other people are using marriage as a standard to measure one’s success/achievement/accomplishment/happiness in life but I do have a problem had they try to force me to adopt that view.

I have nothing against marriage per se. It’s just that I don’t see marriage as a goal which one must have and can’t live without. It’s not that I don’t want to get married at all when the time/occasion comes/calls for it. But the very idea of getting married just for the sake of getting married or just because that’s what everyone else is doing has no appeal to me.

But you couldn’t really say this to the people who are trying to marry you off now could you? Particularly not when those people mean nothing but well. In case you’re curious, these people who are trying their hands at matchmaking are not my family, they are my colleagues.

I don’t know how it started but they’ve somehow decided to set their collective cap for a guy I know – whom they also know – deciding that we’re perfect for each other. And no matter how hard I try to tell them that there’s absolutely nothing between us that we’re just friends, they just ignore it and persist in their far from subtle matchmaking endeavour.

I couldn’t even properly express my dismay when their well meaning effort at matchmaking caused me major cases of embarrassment and discomforts.

The only saving grace is the fact that I know the object of their matchmaking rather well and I don’t think he’ll think much of their far from subtle effort. I know that he could be a good sport.

The problem is other people who have nothing to do with us might not take it so lightly!

I was taken aback when a friend of mine who aren’t even in the same floor with us (me and the matchmaker wannabes) questioned me about that guy. When my shock lessened I eyed him suspiciously and questioned him back about his source. Directly naming all the likely culprits.

When he didn’t want to reveal his source I sharply told him not to believe anything he heard from whoever told him only God knows what.

I’m extremely bothered.

I basically take all their matchmaking effort in stride and decide to just humour them for I know they mean well. I don’t even make any comment to some of the things they say and advice which I think preposterous and degrading.

Just to illustrate:

1) They keep bugging me of the fact that there’s no progress at all despite all their concerted efforts. Well, how could there be any progress when I already told them that there’s really nothing between me and that guy?

2) One of them even told me to just grab him and drag him to the altar for if I wait for him to propose he probably never will. Just great. That guy doesn’t even like me and now not only I’m supposed to propose to him but I also have to force him to marry me. Why couldn’t they understand the very simple fact that if he’ll never make any move that’s because he isn’t interested.

Nevertheless, those bothersome things aren’t really the reasons why I loose it. It’s finding out that their matchmaking has some how turns into a rumour which is believed by others as the truth is disconcerting. Frustrating. And infuriating. And what worse is that I don’t even know what’s the truth that they believe in.

It reminds me of what happen to a very close friend of mine who experienced a rather similar thing in her organisation. When I heard what happened I told her: ‘If I were you I would definitely give that friend of yours a piece of my mind for doing what she did.’

Now, I can understand why she just grinded her teeth.

I wish that there’s some kind of code of conduct regarding how to deal with singles. Preferably one like how to treat female workers in a work place or females anywhere for that matter, in which if you do something that is perceived as unpleasant you could be charged with sexual harassment.

I think only when we have that people will then be forced to think hard before doing/saying something which are related to other people’s marital status no matter how good their intentions are.