Rantings: Of New Kpop idol groups…

My students in Thailand love Kpop! And that is why I get along with most of them (because I am the teacher who adores Kpop!)

This is my first time really writing about what my day job is in my blog, though some people already know. Yes, ย I am teaching here in Thailand. And my students are in middle school and high school. Anyway, like I said we get along pretty well because of Kpop. Most of them warm up toward me especially when they know their teacher goes gaga over Super Junior, Big Bang and 2NE1.

But something about what one student told me made me write this post..

My students know I write a blog as a hobby. I told them it’s because I like Kpop and because I want to practice writing. So I sometimes encourage them to check my blog once in a while just to practice their English.

But today, someone asked me.. “Teacher why is there no EXO article in your blog?”

I was suddenly shocked! I didn’t know what to say. I knew that student really liked them.. however I only know EXO by name (I know they released MAMA) but I don’t know anything about them! Come to think of it I have no clue about all the other recent debuts made in Kpop. I guess I am pretty old school.

In the past year, there were a lot of Kpop debuts. I don’t even know who the new girl groups are or who the new boybands are. ย I knew something about EXO. But doesn’t everyone know about them. I remember thinking it was so crazy having lots and lots of teasers for a new boy group. But I never really paid attention to them. It’s not that I don’t like them it’s just that I can’t keep up! They have been debuting left and right that I don’t know who is who. And also I have a day job that I have to do so I can’t give it 100% of my time.

The last debuts that I really kept track were that of Teen Top, B1A4, and Infinite. And that was like so long ago! But I still do like these idol groups. But I think to me I am sticking out to the original idols. I don’t why but I guess I am one of those fans who grew up with the idol group who was popular during their time. Maybe this is also one of the reasons why I am not really welcoming the new debuts.

Also, my tastes in Korean music have evolved from just listening to pop music, to listening to the different Korean music genres. I tell you there are a lot, just that when we think of Korean music, we just associate it with Kpop. But the Korean music scene has lots more to offer like Hiphop – Yoon Mirae (Tasha), Tiger JK, Leessang, DJDOC – Ballads – Sung Sikyung, Hugak, 4Men, 10CM, Nell – Acoustic and Indie – Standing Egg and Peppertones, among others.

I have also started to listen to old Kpop songs.. actually I hear them most of the time in shows like Immortal Song 2 or I am a Singer. I like it and so I look for them. Most of them were released even before Kpop created a storm all over the world.

I guess because of these reasons, I never really paid attention to New Kpop idols.

So if you are wondering why EXO or VIXX or NU’EST or AOA or B.A.P doesn’t make it to my blog.. come back and read this post ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh and to keep from hurting my student, I just said… I’m not really into them.. I’m still gaga over groups who debuted way way before them!

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Turned Off the TV – Leessang (MV and lyrics)

I don’t know why I am listening to this song again because I know it was released last year. But I can’t seem to stop myself from listening.

It’s Turned Off the TV (TV๋ฅผ ๊ป๋„ค) of Leesang featuringย Tasha, Kwon Jungyeolย ofย 10CM.

The Song

This song was my favorite from last year’s Leesang albumย AsuRa BalBalTa. I absolutely loved the light beat of the song paired with the rhythmic rap beats of Gary and Gil. Tasha (Yoon Mirae) rapping in this song is icing on the cake! I think she is one of the best female Korean rappers. Kwon Jungyeol’s voice makes it more soothing to listen to. This is my second favorite Leesang song — the first is still The Girl Who Can’t Break Up, The Guy Who Can’t Leave (yes, that’s the video with Lee Hyori in it).

Although, I am very fond of listening to Kpop, there is always a spot for Leesang. I’ve liked them since I’ve discovered Ballerino back in 2008. Aside from Clazziquia Project, they were second on my list. Though I did not really understand their music but I loved the beats of the their songs. I just don’t really post too much about them on my blog. I would recommend them if you fancy listening to another artist not of the Kpop genre.

The Video

Was fun to look at! Hahaha.. Actually I am a sucker for animations like this and I really don’t care if it relates to the song of not. I think it was beautifully made. You might think it to be simple but actually it’s a painstaking task to do each of those frames done in the video. It has to be photographed then edited. And each frame has a particular detail so it is quite difficult.

I love this song and though it’s been a year from it’s release I’m posting the lyrics still.

Turned Off the TV (Romanization)

neol neomuna saranghaeseo, nan TV reul kkeosseo
saebbal gan, ni ibsul
neol neomuna saranghaeseo, nan keoten eul chyeosseo
saebbal gan, ni ibsul

neol neomuna saranghaeseo, nan TV reul kkeosseo
saebbal gan, (saebbal gan) ni ibsul (ni ibsul)
neol neomuna saranghaeseo, nan keoten eul chyeosseo
saebbal gan, (saebbal gan) ni ibsul (ni ibsul)

nae nunen geu eotteon seon boda areumda un neoye mommae
geomeun meori neoman ye gyanggi e naneun nok ne
ttaeron mollae, eungkeum han sangsangeul hae, geureo dayok shimi sotne
TV reul boda gado georireul geod daga do shido ttaedo eobshi nan neoreul wonhae
mot chama, eotteohke sonman jaba, ttakttak hage malhajima
nega nal ttakttak hage mandeul eot janha
neol neomu saranghae, nae modeungeol da jugo ne modeungeol da gatgo shipeo
deo gakka i neol ango shipeo
nae momeul jeokshigo, eongdeongi todak todak hago shipeo

i bami saedorok boyeo jugo shipeo (shipeo)
eojewa tto dareun nae moseube nunmul kkaji heullil geoya
i bami saedorok boyeo jugo shipeo (shipeo)
neon neomu sarang sureowo, eonjena nareul seollege

neol neomuna saranghaeseo, nan TV reul kkeosseo
saebbal gan, (saebbal gan) ni ibsul (ni ibsul)
neol neomuna saranghaeseo, nan keoten eul chyeosseo
saebbal gan, (saebbal gan) ni ibsul (ni ibsul)

deo unde gab jagi keoten eul waechyeo
jal bogo itneun TV neun tto waekkeo
geureon nuneuro wae tto, bunwigi jaba
pigonhae pigonhae, geunyang na jallae
ni pumeseo kkumkkugo shipeo bamsae
geuman jom bochae
oneulman nari ani janha jom chama
chakhaji nae namja, geunyang ko jaja
bbichiji malgo nae soneul jaba
eorin ae cheoreom wae tto deungeul dollyeo
mot mallyeo neoran namja, jeongmal utgyeo
saenggakhae bolge, eoseo gaseo bulkkeo

i daeron jam mot jayo, neon neomu areumda wo
nan, oneul i bameul bonaegi en ashwi wo yo
oneureun andwen dan marayo
geuman, geuman, geuman

neol neomuna saranghaeseo, nan TV reul kkeosseo
saebbal gan, (saebbal gan) ni ibsul (ni ibsul)
neol neomuna saranghaeseo, nan keoten eul chyeosseo
saebbal gan, (saebbal gan) ni ibsul (ni ibsul)

neol neomuna saranghaeseo, nan TV reul kkeosseo
saebbal gan, (saebbal gan) ni ibsul (ni ibsul)
neol neomuna saranghaeseo, nan keoten eul chyeosseo
saebbal gan, (saebbal gan) ni ibsul (ni ibsul)

nareul seollege mandeureo, yeah

Turned Off the TV – Translation

*I love you so much so I turned off the TV
Your red lips
I love you so much so I closed the curtains
Your red lips
I love you so much so I turned off the TV
Your red lips
I love you so much so I closed the curtains
Your red lips

In my eyes, your body has the most beautiful lines than any other lines
Your dark hair, I melt in its scent
Sometimes I imagine things and I become greedy
When I watch TV, when I walk, I want you all the time
I canโ€™t suppress it, how can I just hold your hands?
Donโ€™t sound so hard on me, youโ€™re the one who made me hard
I love you so much, I wannna give you my everything and have your everything
I want to hug you closer, I wanna wet my body and pat your bottom

I wanna show you all night
You will cry when you see a different me from yesterday
I wanna show you all night
Youโ€™re so lovely, you always make my heart flutter baby

*Repeat

Why did you just close the curtains when itโ€™s so hot?
Why did you just turn off the tv?
Why are you looking at me like that, setting the mood?
Iโ€™m tired, Iโ€™m tired, letโ€™s just sleep
I wanna dream in your arms all night
Stop whining, tonight is not the only night
Not tonight baby, come on my angel, letโ€™s just sleep
Donโ€™t get mad and hold my hand
Why are you turning your back against me like a child?
Oh come on, youโ€™re so silly
Iโ€™ll think about it, go turn off the lights

I canโ€™t sleep like this, youโ€™re so beautiful
I canโ€™t just let tonight go like this
Donโ€™t say no tonight, no no no

*Repeat

You make my heart flutter

Turned Off the TV – Hangeul

๋„ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด๋‚˜ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด์„œ ๋‚œ ํ‹ฐ๋น„๋ฅผ ๊ป์–ด
์ƒˆ๋นจ๊ฐ„ ๋‹ˆ ์ž…์ˆ 

๋„ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด๋‚˜ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด์„œ ๋‚œ ์ปคํ…์„ ์ณค์–ด
์ƒˆ๋นจ๊ฐ„ ๋‹ˆ ์ž…์ˆ 
๋„ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด๋‚˜ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด์„œ ๋‚œ ํ‹ฐ๋น„๋ฅผ ๊ป์–ด
์ƒˆ๋นจ๊ฐ„ ๋‹ˆ ์ž…์ˆ 
๋„ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด๋‚˜ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด์„œ ๋‚œ ์ปคํ…์„ ์ณค์–ด
์ƒˆ๋นจ๊ฐ„ ๋‹ˆ ์ž…์ˆ 

๋‚ด ๋ˆˆ์—” ๊ทธ ์–ด๋–ค ์„ ๋ณด๋‹ค ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ค์šด ๋„ˆ์˜ ๋ชธ๋งค
๊ฒ€์€ ๋จธ๋ฆฌ ๋„ˆ๋งŒ์˜ ํ–ฅ๊ธฐ์— ๋‚˜๋Š” ๋…น๋„ค
๋•Œ๋ก  ๋ชฐ๋ž˜ ์‘ํผํ•œ ์ƒ์ƒ์„ ํ•ด ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‹ค ์š•์‹ฌ์ด ์†Ÿ๋„ค
ํ‹ฐ๋น„๋ฅผ ๋ณด๋‹ค๊ฐ€๋„ ๊ฑฐ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ๊ฑท๋‹ค๊ฐ€๋„
์‹œ๋„๋•Œ๋„ ์—†์ด ๋‚œ ๋„ˆ๋ฅผ ์›ํ•ด ๋ชป์ฐธ์•„ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ์†๋งŒ ์žก์•„
๋”ฑ๋”ฑํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋งํ•˜์ง€๋งˆ ๋‹ˆ๊ฐ€ ๋‚  ๋”ฑ๋”ฑํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋งŒ๋“ค์—ˆ์ž–์•„
๋„ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด ๋‚ด ๋ชจ๋“  ๊ฑธ ๋‹ค ์ฃผ๊ณ 
๋‹ˆ ๋ชจ๋“  ๊ฑธ ๋‹ค ๊ฐ–๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด
๋” ๊ฐ€๊นŒ์ด ๋„ ์•ˆ๊ณ ์‹ถ์–ด
๋‚ด ๋ชธ์„ ์ ์‹œ๊ณ  ์—‰๋ฉ์ด ํ† ๋‹ฅํ† ๋‹ฅํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด
์ด ๋ฐค์ด ์ƒˆ๋„๋ก ๋ณด์—ฌ์ฃผ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด
์–ด์ œ์™€ ๋˜ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๋‚ด ๋ชจ์Šต์— ๋ˆˆ๋ฌผ๊นŒ์ง€ ํ˜๋ฆด๊ฑฐ์•ผ

์ด ๋ฐค์ด ์ƒˆ๋„๋ก ๋ณด์—ฌ์ฃผ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด
๋„Œ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์Šค๋Ÿฌ์›Œ ์–ธ์ œ๋‚˜ ๋‚˜๋ฅผ ์„ค๋ ˆ๊ฒŒ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด

๋„ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด๋‚˜ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด์„œ ๋‚œ ํ‹ฐ๋น„๋ฅผ ๊ป์–ด
์ƒˆ๋นจ๊ฐ„ ๋‹ˆ ์ž…์ˆ 
๋„ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด๋‚˜ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด์„œ ๋‚œ ์ปคํ…์„ ์ณค์–ด
์ƒˆ๋นจ๊ฐ„ ๋‹ˆ ์ž…์ˆ 

๋”์šด๋ฐ ๊ฐ‘์ž๊ธฐ ์ปคํ…์„ ์™œ ์ณ
์ž˜ ๋ณด๊ณ ์žˆ๋Š” ํ‹ฐ๋น„๋Š” ๋˜ ์™œ ๊บผ?
๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ๋ˆˆ์œผ๋กœ ์™œ ๋˜ ๋ถ„์œ„๊ธฐ ์žก์•„
ํ”ผ๊ณคํ•ด ํ”ผ๊ณคํ•ด ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ๋‚˜ ์ž˜๋ž˜
๋‹ˆ ํ’ˆ์—์„œ ๊ฟˆ๊พธ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด ๋ฐค์ƒˆ
๊ทธ๋งŒ ์ข€ ๋ณด์ฑ„
์˜ค๋Š˜๋งŒ ๋‚ ์ด ์•„๋‹ˆ์ž–์•„ ์ข€ ์ฐธ์•„
์ฐฉํ•˜์ง€ ๋‚ด ๋‚จ์ž ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ์ฝ” ์ž์ž
์‚์ง€์ง€ ๋ง๊ณ  ๋‚ด ์†์„ ์žก์•„
์–ด๋ฆฐ ์• ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ์™œ ๋˜ ๋“ฑ์„ ๋Œ๋ ค
๋ชป๋ง๋ ค ๋„ˆ๋ž€ ๋‚จ์ž ์ •๋ง ์›ƒ๊ฒจ
์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด ๋ณผ๊ป˜ ์–ด์„œ ๊ฐ€์„œ ๋ถˆ๊บผ

์ด๋Œ€๋ก  ์ž  ๋ชป ์ž์š” ๋„Œ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ค์›Œ
๋‚œ ์˜ค๋Š˜ ์ด ๋ฐค์„ ๋ณด๋‚ด๊ธฐ์—” ์•„์‰ฌ์›Œ์š”
์˜ค๋Š˜์€ ์•ˆ๋œ๋‹ค๊ณ  ๋ง์•„์š”
๊ทธ๋งŒ ๊ทธ๋งŒ ๊ทธ๋งŒ

๋„ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด๋‚˜ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด์„œ ๋‚œ ํ‹ฐ๋น„๋ฅผ ๊ป์–ด
์ƒˆ๋นจ๊ฐ„ ๋‹ˆ ์ž…์ˆ 
๋„ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด๋‚˜ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด์„œ ๋‚œ ์ปคํ…์„ ์ณค์–ด
์ƒˆ๋นจ๊ฐ„ ๋‹ˆ ์ž…์ˆ 
๋„ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด๋‚˜ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด์„œ ๋‚œ ํ‹ฐ๋น„๋ฅผ ๊ป์–ด
์ƒˆ๋นจ๊ฐ„ ๋‹ˆ ์ž…์ˆ 
๋„ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด๋‚˜ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด์„œ ๋‚œ ์ปคํ…์„ ์ณค์–ด
์ƒˆ๋นจ๊ฐ„ ๋‹ˆ ์ž…์ˆ 
๋‚˜๋ฅผ ์„ค๋ ˆ๊ฒŒ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด

**credits: LOENENT@yt + daum +ย snsdlyrics@wordpress +ย pop!gasa

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