Archive for September, 2011

A-CHA (Super Junior)

Super Junior‘s new MV is out – A-CHA. Like the song Mr. Simple, this has a catchy tune, something that stays in your head after hearing it once. Some things I’ve noticed in the video: Heechul – he’s still here! Shindong – definitely lost a lot of weight, and it shows! Good job! And lastly, Siwon – He surely got my attention now with this video (I never thought of him as ‘hot’ or ‘handsome’ like others do but now…it’s a different story)  😀

Here’s the video now, I’ll add in the lyrics romanization and translation below. Enjoy!

A-CHA (Romanization)

mamamara marara
jejejebal hajimara
bwabwabwara bwara
nae nuneul barabwa

kajimara kajima, neoneun nal tteonaji mara
jakku eodil jakku tto ganeun cheok
hajimara hajima, geureon mal jom hajimara
mame eobtneun mal ttak jeobeo jiwo biwo

heundeulli neun geon, neoye maeum ppun
aseul aseul mae dallin, nan sarang ye spider
jogak jogak nan, peojeul dashi da
majchwo na galsu isseo

gyeolguk neon acha, neon acha
hage dwel geol, kkok acha, imi ttae neujeo
jakkuman apa, nan apa, wae moreuna
oh michyeo, na jichyeo, nege gadhyeo

bwabwabwara barabwa, ojik neo hana ppuni da
sesang namja deul Huh! bigyo mara
utjimara utjima, sarangeul bi utji mara
ttaeron yuchi han nae gobaek mameul yeoreo

hwe ori chineun, neo tornedo
geob eobshi ttwi eodeun, yong gamhan Don Quixote
tteona bonael geon, naega anin neol
samkyeo beorin duryeo um

gyeolguk neon acha, neon acha
hage dwel geol, kkok acha, wae neoman molla
nae sumi gappa, tto gappa gappa onda
tto dachyeo nal bachyeo neol mot nohchyeo

Oh My Gosh. neoye eodum balkhyeo Do It Do It
nan Original. Hey, Baby Love Crash
mamamara marara jebal Do Not Break
bwabwabwara bwara, nae maljom jal deureo bwara

gyeolguk neon acha, neon acha
hage dwel geol, kkok acha, imi ttae neujeo
jakkuman apa, nan apa, wae moreuna
oh michyeo, na jichyeo, nege gadhyeo

gyeolguk neon acha, neon acha
kkok acha wae neo hanaman moreuni
nae sumi gappa tto gappa
doraseo jima, meoreojyeo kaji mara

gyeolguk neon acha, neon acha
kkok acha, tteonaji mara
jakkuman apa nan apa
Yeah

A-CHA (Translation)

Don’t don’t don’t
Please please, stop it
Look look look look
Look at my eyes
Don’t go, don’t go
Do not leave me
You keep pretending to go somewhere else
Stop it, stop it
Stop saying those things
Empty out those words that you don’t even mean
The only thing that’s shaking is your heart
I’m barely hanging on like a spider of love
The puzzle pieces that are broken apart-
I can put them back together again
* Eventually you’ll be saying a-cha
A-cha. but it’ll be too late
** It keeps hurting, I’m hurting
Why don’t you know?
I go crazy, I get tired, I get trapped by you
Look look look look
I only have you alone
Don’t compare me to other guys of the world
Don’t kid yourself
Don’t scornfully laugh at love
Sometimes even if my confessions are childish
Open your heart
You’re like a swirling tornado
I’m like a fearless, brave Don Quixote
It’s you, not me, who will leave
Swallowing the fear
Eventually you’ll be saying a-cha
A-cha. why’re you the only one who doesn’t know
My breathing is getting rough, rough, rougher
I get hurt again, I sacrifice myself, I can’t lose you
Oh my gosh
I will lighten your darkness
Do it do it
I’m original- hey
Baby love crash
Don’t don’t don’t
Please do not break
Look look look look
Please listen to my words
* repeat
** repeat
Eventually you’ll be saying a-cha
A-cha. why’re you the only one who doesn’t know
My breathing is getting rough, rough, rougher
Don’t turn away, don’t get further away
Eventually you’ll be saying a-cha
A-cha. don’t leave
It keeps hurting, I’m hurting

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BICOL EXPRESS

Bicol express I cooked last night, with just the right amount of spicyness!

Bicol express is pork strips and finger chilies cooked in coconut cream / milk, sometimes with shrimp paste. I just cooked this for dinner for the first time and it turned out successfully. And here I was thinking this is a very difficult dish to cook, but I was mistaken. This is a dish that has the right combination of spiciness (from the chilies) and sweetness (from the coconut milk).

The following is the measurements I used when I made the dish. If you’re going to cook this, feel free adjust the ingredients according to your taste.

Ingredients:

1/2 kilo pork cut into thin strips

8 pcs finger chili, sliced

2/3 cup coconut cream, diluted in 1 cup water

4 cloves garlic chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

1/2 tbsp shrim paste (optional)

Chilies with tolerable spicyness...

Cooking directions:

1. Fry the pork strips until browned

2. In another pan, saute garlic and onions, then add the pork strips.

3. Add half of the diluted coconut cream and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, until almost dry.

4. Add the finger chili and the rest of the diluted coconut cream, simmer for five more minutes

5. add salt and pepper to taste and serve hot with rice

Enjoy!

UV – It’s not what you think!

These are the words I got when I googled UV – UV express, UV rays, UV express UV franchise, UV express routes. What?! I had to type in ‘UV Korean singers.’ Yes, I am talking about UV, the two man band composed of South Korean comedian Yoo Se Yoon and High Syde’s Muzi.

They are not COOL, but POPULAR!

UV means ‘two married men’. Nope, there is no k-pop style to expect from them – from the looks to the music, it’s all their own style which made them unique and popular. This group deviated from the usual ‘cool’ style of the boybands (it wouldn’t fit them anyway) and chose to sing songs that reminded me of the 80’s and the 90’s. They released their first single “No Cool, I’m Sorry” last year. The MV is pretty hilarious and is reminiscent of those 90’s music videos. The video is available below.

Currently, they have a show on TvN called UV Syndrome, which unravels UV’s history – How UV began and where they came from. This is not a boring show; it’s a comedic take on each episode, with people trying to discover the truth about UV and how they had existed for more than a thousand years.

Itaewon Freedom – is one of UV’s songs that I liked, because (again) it reminded me of the 80’s (yes, I’m an 80’s kid, if you’ve been wondering) and because JYP is there, and because the MV is funny and simply BECAUSE it’s UV! Honestly, the first time I saw the video, I only recognized JYP, but then the music itself caught on to me like a gum that’s stuck to a shoe. I thought UV was JYP’s back up but they were the lead singers in the video, hehe! Oh yeah, and they had to censor JYP’s crotch when he did that hip thrust,  hahahaha! Like they say, the music is addicting. Below is the music video for Itaewon Freedom, enjoy!

In conclusion – UV is weird and funny but in an addicting way, that’s what sets them apart from all those k-pop boy bands. UV doesn’t look cool, but the hell they care. They’re just here to make music and like what Yoo Se Yoon said when he was asked ‘what more can the fans expect from them?’ He said, “…don’t expect anything from us, we’re just doing this, not for the fans, but for ourselves. If we want to disappear one day, we will. Fans, please don’t wait for us.”  Seriously, you will never hear an idol saying those words to their fans. But UV did, because they are UV. They are UNIQUE.

Will post another blog in a couple of days :)

No blogs written for a couple of days – but now exams are over and I can finally concentrate on writing again. I will be writing about UV next time; this singing duo definitely caught my attention – all of it! hahaha!

COMPULSIVE LYING IS YOUR JOB

Do you know someone who makes a habit of lying all the time?

Compulsive lying is defined as someone who lies out of habit. Lying is their normal and reflexive way of responding to questions. Compulsive liars bend the truth about everything, large and small. For a compulsive liar, telling the truth is very awkward and uncomfortable while lying feels right. Compulsive lying is usually thought to develop in early childhood, due to being placed in an environment where lying was necessary. For the most part, compulsive liars are not overly manipulative and cunning (unlike sociopaths), rather they simply lie out of habit – an automatic response which is hard to break and one that takes its toll on a relationship.

What are the symptoms of compulsive lying?

  • Attention Seekers: There are certain people who need to be the center of attraction where ever they go. In order to maintain their high popularity rate, they begin to build up attention seeking white lies. These lies soon become a part of their personalities and they never find it necessary to shrug off the harmless lies.
  • Create Stories: Creating stories of valor and great deeds about oneself all the time, is a compulsive liar symptom. They make up such great stories about themselves, that they lose their charm once the cat is out of the bag. For example, someone claims to have fought a bloody fight with a goon at the local bar, when actually he is known to get scared or has even fainted at the sight of blood.
  • Covering Up: When a compulsive liar gets caught in his lies, he will cook up another story of how he is falsely accused or will deny it totally with another story to back up his claim of innocence.
  • Same Story, Different Characters: Plagiarism becomes another part of obsessive compulsive liar symptoms. One may not realize mentioning the same lie to the same person, more than once. Each time he says the same lie, the basic concept remains the same, only the characters, place, date of occurrence, etc. may change.
  • Poor Self Esteem: The hallmark of compulsive liar disorder symptom is low self esteem. An inferiority complex forces the person to make up stories, that makes him/her feel worthy and appreciated.
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): This is mostly apparent in compulsive lying disorder in children. Even adults suffering from ADHD with impulsive behavior, exhibit compulsive lying symptoms.
  • Bipolar Disorder: People suffering from a bipolar disorder are always suffering from mood swings, that range from depression to a manic behavior. During this period, their impulsive behavior is switched on, that forces them to lie through their nose.
  • Other Addictions: Drug addicts, alcoholics, gamblers, etc. who are into similar activities that causes them to fall into trouble more than often, may exhibit compulsive liar disorder. They may keep lying to help themselves out of sticky situations, get out of financial mess, hide the truth about themselves, from their family and friends.
  • Reality Denial: People who are unable to face the truth or unable to admit truth are true compulsive liars. They may turn on an elaborate emotional display that takes the attention away from their lies.

People affected with compulsive lying disorder lie and they lie big time, for no apparent reason at times. You do not realize that you are being lied to, until you spend a considerable period of time with him or her. With time, you recognize the inconsistencies in the facts that are shared with you. The surprising thing is that the person continues to lie, even when he/she realizes that you see through him!

 

 

“Why do you lie? Low self-esteem, maybe? Finding yourself in an environment where everyone seems to be competitive, has more experience than you so you feel small and unimportant? Or could it be that you needed to be the center of attention? Why do you create stories? Do you think they wouldn’t find out? Too late for that. Make your lies more believable next time, you’re not fooling anyone but yourself. You’re not deceiving 5 year old kids, you know. They all know you’re bending the truth, and every little thing that comes out of your mouth. Stop it now. It’s not doing you any good. It’s just making things worse for you.”

Rain and Jang-goonee

Now who's cuter? 🙂

 

 

I should have uploaded this a long time ago, but I always forgot…anyway…the white pomeranian pup on the pic is Jang-goonee, and who is the owner? Rain, of course!  What a lucky pup this is!

A DOG AND AN ELECTRIC FAN – YES, THEY HAVE A CONNECTION

Pom's favorite spot

Here’s a photo of Pom-pom sitting in front of the fan, obviously enjoying every moment of it…and yes, every time he sees the fan on, he will either sit, or lay down in front of it. No, you can’t make him move away from that spot, unless of course you have food in your hands. Not even his ball can make him leave that spot!

Nothing can make him leave that spot

And then, 20 minutes later, this is the next scene – he falls asleep in front of the fan. What a clever idea to feel cool all the time (for a dog, that is). Yup, he is spoiled. All of my dogs are 😀

And he's down for the count!

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