Archive | May 2011

[노래] 불안한 사랑

I was really planning to study City Hall‘s 불안한 사랑 tonight when I saw CoreanBigSis’ translation. 🙂
I love 불안한 사랑. I like the singer (호란), I like the composer (노영심), I like the melody, I like the lyrics. I think it’s very poetic and very sad too. And I’ve memorized this song when City Hall was still airing.
This is the song where I actually learned the -면 pattern. 🙂
Here’s the song and the lyrics translation by our City Hall team in Bon Funsubs. There are some differences from CoreanBigSis’s translation. And it’s interesting to compare the two versions and analyze them. Translation really is a very difficult, tricky and artistic job. And I love it!
Thanks to CoreanBigSis and to whoever requested the song!
And to my City Hall team in Bon, I missed you guys~!

불안한 사랑

Anxious Love

Performed by: Horan of Clazziquai 클래지콰이 호란

@ B.O.N. F u n S u b s @ ~ Band Of Nuts F u n S u b s // Thanks to Fashionista*

이렇게 좋아도 될까요
Can I really fall in love with you?

왠지 난 불안해요
Why do I feel so anxious?

한번도 이런적 없어요
I’ve never felt this way before

그대가 특별해요
You must be special

사랑이 두렵진 않아요
I do not fear love

곧 이별이 온다 해도
Even if separation will come soon

그러나 이 사랑 싫어요
However I do not want this love

더 갖고 싶으니까
Because I will keep on yearning for more

마음대로 물 흐르듯이
Like water freely flowing in the stream

내 맘을 맡겨봐요
I will entrust my heart to you

하루가 지나면 하나씩
As each day passes

버릴께 생기거든요
I’ll find something that needs to be thrown away one at a time

곁에 두면
If I have you by my side

생각 하면
If I think about you

사랑 하면
If I love you

도저히 안될 것 같은 사람
You seem like a person that won’t stay long

보낸 다면
If I let you go

떠난 다면
If I leave you

그때 더 사랑할 것 같은 사람
You seem like a person that will love me more

불안한 사랑
Anxious love

그래도 이 사랑이 나는 좋아요
Even so, I like this love

나 혼자 사랑하고 나 혼자 보내는
I love on my own, I let go on my own

이 뻔한 사랑
This true love

이 토록 간절한 왠지 내게는
I’ve waited so earnestly for you, but

어울리지 않는
we are ill-matched

못된 사랑
An unfortunate love

곁에 두면
If I have you by my side

생각 하면
If I think about you

사랑 하면
If I love you

도저히 안될 것 같은 사람
You seem like a person that won’t stay long

보낸 다면
If I let you go

떠난 다면
If I leave you

그때 더 사랑할 것 같은 사람
You seem like a person that will love me more

불안한 사랑
Anxious love

그래도 이 사랑이 나는 좋아요
Even so, I like this love

그래서 이 사랑을 나는 붙잡아요
Therefore, I will hold onto this love

I’m enjoying studying Korean Songs lately because it makes me retain more words and grammar pattern easily.

[노래] 웃어봐

Incidentally, after I posted a City Hall fanmade MV I made, I heard a sad news about SG Wannabe’s Chae Dong-Ha‘s death. [READ NEWS HERE]
As you all know, I’m totally clueless about K-pop but I’m somehow familiar with SG Wannabe since they’ve sung some of Kim Sun-Ah‘s drama OST – such as 우습지 in 밤이면 밤마다, and former member Chae Dong-Ha sung 웃어봐 in City Hall OST.
It’s just a bit sad… Aside from the fact that I love 웃어봐, it is a song that can usually cheer me up. But, somehow, this song has a faint trace of sadness on it now…
I’m posting this in memory of Chae Dong-Ha.

웃어봐
“Smile”
Performed by: Cha Dong-Ha 채동하

@ B.O.N. F u n S u b s @ ~ Band Of Nuts F u n S u b s // Thanks to Fashionista*

햇살 가득 내린 하늘에
In a sky filled with sunlight,

눈부신 빛으로 다가와준 너
you came to me illuminated by a dazzling light.

이게 사랑인걸 알겠어
I know this is love.

내 눈에 미소를 알게 해준
The one who helped me see the smile in my eyes.

고마운 사람 니가 곁에 있어
I’m thankful because you are the person beside me.

행복할 수가 있어
I’m able to be happy.

비가 오면 우산되고 어둠에 빛이 될게
When it rains, I’ll be your umbrella. When it’s dark, I’ll be your light.

걷다 지치면 우리 사랑 기억해
When you are exhausted, remember our love.

웃어봐 사랑이 날 기다리잖아
Smile, love is waiting for me

세상이 날 막아선대도
Even if the whole world is against me

눈물이 나도 가슴 아파도
Even if I shed tears and my heart aches

너 하나면 충분해
As long as I have you, that’s enough

웃어봐 사랑이 날 부르고 있어
Smile, love is calling me

슬픔이 날 막아도
Even if sadness comes my way

혼자가 아닌 둘이잖아
I’m not facing it alone; there are two of us.

너 하나면 괜찮아
I’ll be fine as long as I have you.

널 사랑해
I love you

내 눈에 너를 새겨넣고
I’ll engrave your image on my eyes.

고마운 사랑 너를 지킬게
I’ll protect you and this thankful love,

니가 행복할 수 있게
so that you can be happy.

비가 오면 우산되고 어둠에 빛이 될게
When it rains, I’ll be your umbrella. When it’s dark, I’ll be your light.

걷다 지치면 우리 사랑 기억해
When you are exhausted, remember our love.

웃어봐 사랑이 날 기다리잖아
Smile, love is waiting for me

세상이 날 막아선대도
Even if the whole world is against me

눈물이 나도 가슴 아파도
Even if I shed tears and my heart aches

너 하나면 충분해
As long as I have you, that’s enough

웃어봐 사랑이 날 부르고 있어
Smile, love is calling me

슬픔이 날 막아도
Even if sadness comes my way

혼자가 아닌 둘이잖아
I’m not facing it alone; there are two of us.

너 하나면 괜찮아
I’ll be fine as long as I have you.

널 사랑해
I love you

– RAP –

사랑은 중독 그러나 무독성 non toxic
Love is addicting, but not toxic. Non toxic.

넘쳐나는 내 몸속에 endorphin은
An endorphin that floods my body,

늘 makes me high
always making me high.

넌 내게 그런 존재 no doubt
That’s what you are to me, no doubt.

나 사랑을 물랐어
I didn’t know my love.

아니 내 두려움 뒤에 숨은 사랑을 못봤어 늘 바보처럼!
No, like a fool, I couldn’t see this love that was hidden behind my fear.

내가 원한것 또 내가 바라던것 꿈꿔왔던
What I want and what I seek, what I dream of,

그 모든것 i got dat
all these things, I got that.

너는 내 전부 all dat i got
You’re my everything, all that I got.

사랑해 한마디 말이면 웃을게
“I love you”, I’ll smile at these words.

힘든 날도 있지만
Even though there are hard times,

너로 인해 난 숨쉴수 있어
I’m able to breathe because of you.

그 하나로 괜찮아
And that makes everything alright.

사랑해 이 한마디만 난 기억해
“I love you”, I just need to remember these words.

다시 태어난데도
Even if I were re-born,

내가 누릴 사랑있다면
If I could fall in love again,

너뿐인걸 약속해
I promise it would only be with you.

널 사랑해
I love you

Happy 2nd Anniversary City Hall!

Has it been two years? Wow! Time really flies!

Actually I was a month late. The real anniversary of City Hall is April 29th.

Nonetheless, I made an MV for City Hall. I’ve always wanted to do this MV using the song 이런 게 사랑인가 봐요, but yeah, busy… I thought of doing it for City Hall‘s second anniversary, but only managed to finish it a month after. ㅠㅠ

Anyway, here it is:

Lovingly dedicated to all City Hallers! I miss you guys~

Happy 2nd Anniversary!

24th TOPIK

I was about ready to give up on the next TOPIK. I have killer subjects next semester. And will have to start on a new part-time job too. And as expected, I spent most of my summer vacation fangirling and watching dramas, instead of studying.

But tonight I received an encouraging and motivating message from my 선생님. She’s asking me if I’m going to take the next TOPIK (and if I’m going to apply for the exchange student program). She said that if I can get a 3급 she can recommend me to a Korean training program. She didn’t mention exactly what kind of training program but nonetheless it made me feel flattered.

I don’t care whether I’ll pass or not. And whether I’ll qualify for whatever training program it is. My 선생님’s message is just so touching that I want to do my best. It made me feel guilty for just playing around this vacation instead of seriously studying Korean.

So, I told her I’m not confident but I’ll take the exam. I’ll probably have to review with her. What should I do? It seems like I have forgotten most of the things she taught us last semester ㅠㅠ. I don’t think I can face her if I’m like this.

I still have a few days left before school starts. I guess my playing around will have to stop today. Tomorrow I’ll be more serious in studying, working and trying my best to finish my to-dos before school starts again. 아자!

λ♥[love] (Linguistics Love Song)

Found this song from a friend’s wall in facebook. 😀

λ♥[love] (Linguistics Love Song)

let me have your heart and i will give you love
the denotation of my soul is the above
if there’s anything i lack, it’s you
as my double brackets, you make me mean things
i can’t say enough

consider me your anaphor, i’m bound to you
there’s no one else that i could be referring to
your features all attract me
we’re such a perfect match, please agree with me
i need to be with you

well i don’t know how to say exactly how i feel about you
‘cuz it seems my broca’s area stops working right around you
forgive me my disfluency, there’s nothing i can do, you see
you speak to me, linguistically i’m yours

now i know you tend to isolate, and that’s all right
like free morphemes you and i could lead our separate lives
but if we were to agglutinate
together we would do so great
and i’d hate to miss the words we could derive

well i don’t know how to say exactly how i feel about you
‘cuz it seems my broca’s area stops working right around you
forgive me my disfluency, there’s nothing i can do, you see
you speak to me, and linguistically i’m yours

so please don’t be my allophone and disappear
really awkwardly whenever i start getting near
let’s be a minimal pair
‘cuz i’m totally cool with us both being there
my environment is better when you’re here
my environment is better when you’re here
my environment is better when you’re here

Copyright Christine Collins, 2010-2011