BlackPink in your Areaaa…

Raise your hand if you’re a BlackPink fan!

BlackPink
I am the type of person who loves music not by what it means but by its beat. I became an instant Blackpink fanatic when a friend of mine gave me a link on Spotify with all the Kpop Music, and while playing it I fell in love with Stay and Boombayah. Their music video is the bomb! The colors, the setup and everything is on point. All of the members are also good dancers and singers – you’d wish you’re part of their group! (dreaming) ๐Ÿ˜€

All of the members are pretty too <3. See below :

Lisa – Main Dancer ,ย  Lead Rapper , Sub Vocalist

Lisa

Jisoo – Lead Vocalist , Visual ,ย  Face of the Group

Jisoo

 

Rose – Main Vocalist , Lead Dancer

Rose

 

Jennie – Main Rapper , Lead Vocalist , Center

Jennie

Let me introduce you to their songs with my favorite lines:

1. Stay

 

(music)ย 

eoduun bami nal gadugi jeone
nae gyeoteul tteonajima
ajik nal saranghani na mamgwa gatdamyeon
oneureun tteonajima
guji neoyeoyaman haneun iyuneun mutjima
geujeo nae gyeote stay with me

(It goes a little something like)
Lalalalalala Lalalalalala Lalalalalala
Lalalalalala Lalalalalala Lalalalalala
jigeum dangjang manheungeol baraneun ge anya
geujeo nae gyeote stay with me
(music)

English Translation:

Before the dark night traps me in
Donโ€™t leave me
Do you still love me? If you feel the same
Donโ€™t leave today
Donโ€™t ask why it has to be you
Just stay with me

(It goes a little something like)
Lalalalalala Lalalalalala Lalalalalala
Lalalalalala Lalalalalala Lalalalalala
I donโ€™t expect a lot right now
Just stay with me

 

2. Boombayah

(music)ย  Boombayah
Yah yah yah boombayah
Yah yah yah boombayah
Yah yah yah yah
Boom boom ba boom
Boom ba oppaย ย (music)

The way they deliver the word Oppa is the sexiest thing I’ve heard.

 

3. Whistle

(music) Make a whistle like a Missile bomb bomb (music)

Nahh, I’m just amaze by how it rhymes. (hahahaha)

 

4. Playing with Fire

(music)
uri eomman maeil naege malhaesseo
eonjena namja joshimharago
sarangeun machi buljangnan gataseo
dachinikka Eh
(music)

English Translation:

My mom told me every day
To always be careful of guys
Because love is like playing with fire
Iโ€™ll get hurt

 

5. As If it’s your last

(music)

Baby nal teojil geotcheoreom anajwo
Geuman saenggakhae mwoga geuri eoryeowo
Geojitmalcheoreom kiss haejwo naega neoege
Majimak sarangin geotcheoreom

Majimakcheoreom mamamajimakcheoreom
Majimak bamin geotcheoreom love
Majimakcheoreom mamamajimakcheoreom
Naeil ttawin eopsneun geotcheoreom
(music)

English Translation:

Baby, hold me till I explode
Stop thinking, whatโ€™s so hard about this?
Kiss me like itโ€™s a lie
As if Iโ€™m your last love

As if itโ€™s the last, as, as, as if itโ€™s the last
As if itโ€™s the last night, love
As if itโ€™s the last, as, as, as if itโ€™s the last
As if thereโ€™s no tomorrow

There you go my BlackPink my loves. Comment below if you’re one of us. ๐Ÿ˜€

-kimyoonjoy :D-

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One More Chance (๋น„์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ๊ฐ€์ง€๋งˆ์š”) – Super Junior (MV)

It’s the perfect time to be for my Asian madness to come back! Perfect because my boys are making their comeback!!!!

I’ve been watching them on VLive for some time and I have been highly anticipating Super Junior’s ์Šˆํผ์ฃผ๋‹ˆ์–ด new releases. Although it has been decided that their title track will be “Black Suit” (it was also my favorite among all those samples they’ve reviewed), they’ve release an MV balladย ๋น„์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ๊ฐ€์ง€๋งˆ์š” (One More Chance).

I know Super Junior is mostly known for their dance tracks but I’m so much pleased that they’ve released a ballad first! In one of their VLives Heechul was convincing them to release a ballad – just like whatย Sechskies did. And I totally agree with him. This ballad shows the mature side of Super Junior. It’s high time that they release something like this – it’s time to tell the world that it’s not only Super Junior KRY who does the ballads!

Although it’s kind of sad that there will only be 7 members who will be making the comeback this time – it’s better than them not releasing at all. On the brighter side of things, having only 7 members participate in the comeback mean they get to showcase more of their singing chaps. I’m especially thrilled in that this song has Shindong singing lines – not just the adlibs (like he did for Bonamana). With the absences for Ryeowook and Kyuhyun (since both are in the army), Donghae, Siwon, Heechul and Leeteuk have longer parts. But it must be a burden for Yesung. I just wish Eunhyuk sang – but there has to be a rapper so that’s fine.

My boys have become so much cooler after their army days!

Now I can’t wait for their come back! Just a few days more! Super Junior fighting!ย ์Šˆํผ์ฃผ๋‹ˆ์–ด ํ™”์ดํŒ…!!!

**credits:ย SMTOWN@youtube

ย -chipskjaa (“,)

Perhaps Love – Eric Nam and Cheeze (Lyrics)

Joy mentioned in her previous post that one of the reason why we are so KILIG for Kdramas is the OST. Each one of us has their own favorite. Mine – to this day – has always beenย  ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์ธ๊ฐ€์š” (Perhaps Love) from the dramaย ๊ถ Goong (Princess Hours).

This OST has always made my heart flutter every time I hear it. It’s the first song that I learned to sing in Korean and it has always been a go-to noraebang song for me (because I know the lyrics by heart). Memorized much? you bet – since at that time I wasn’t able to read Hangeul yet.

I couldn’t recall of a remake of this song – and it hasn’t been sung much on Korean shows. However – early this year – March 24 to be exact, Eric Nam (์—๋ฆญ๋‚จ) sang it in a show called Duet Song Festival.

Thank you Eric Nam and his duet partner for bringing LIFE. It has been so long since this song was played on broadcasts. I’m pretty sure that a lot of people aren’t familiar with the song. So for that THANK YOUย  forย  reintroducing this song to Kpop audiences again. [By the way – Eric Nam if you’re reading this, I’ve been a fan since your release of Heaven’s Door (์ฒœ๊ตญ์˜ ๋ฌธ)].

Another reason to thank Eric Nam is because he released a track fro this song with Cheeze.

Although the video is quite short, but you can listen to this full track:

The song has a different vibe and style from the original one. The original one was a classic OST song, while this is a trendy one. I’m not really a fan of covers because at times they don’t give justice to the song. But with this cover – I’m not complaining (though Howl and J’s version would always remain a classic).

I’ve posted the lyrics to this song when I first started this blog (back when I didn’t know much what I was doing).ย  Because my obsessive compulsive tendencies on this blog are complaining, I’m re-posting lyrics for this song.

Perhaps Love (์‚ฌ๋ž‘์ธ๊ฐ€์š”) – Romanization

Eonje-yeotdeongeonji giyeok-najin anha
Jakku nae meoriga neoro eojijeopdon shijak
Han dubeonssik ddeo-oreudeon saengak
Jakku neuleogaseo jogeum danghwangseureo-un i ma-eum
Byeo-liri anil su itdago sasohan ma-eum irago
Naega nege jakku (nege jakku)
Mareul haneun-ge eosaek-hangeol

Sarang-ingayo geudae nawa gatdamyeon shijak-ingayo
Mami jakku geudael
Saranghandaeyo on sesangi deud-dorok sorichineyo
Wae ijeya deullijyo o –
Seorol man-nagi wihae ijeya sarang chajat-dago

Jigeum nae ma-eumeul seolmyeong-haryo haedo
Niga naega dwi-eo mameul neukkineun bangbeop ppuninde
Imi nan ni-ane itneun geol
Nae ane niga itdushi
Urin seoro-ege (seoro-ege)
Imi gildeuryeo-jinji molla

Sarang-ingayo geudae nawa gatdamyeon shijak-ingayo
Mami jakku geudael
Saranghandaeyo on sesangi deud-dorok sorichineyo
Wae ijeya deullijyo o –
Seorol man-nagi wihae ijeya sarang chajat-dago

Saenggak-haebomyeon (saenggak-haebomyeon)
Maneun sun-gansoge (soge)
Eolmana maneun seolle-im isseotneunji
Jogeum neujeun geu mankeum nan
Deo ja-rae julkkeyo

Hamkke halkkeyo chu-eogi dwil gi-eokman seonmul-halkkeyo
Dangshin naegyeoteseo ttonaji mayo
Jja-reun sunganjochado buranhan georyeo
Naege mamulleojyeoyo o –
Geudael ireoke mani (geutorok mani)
Saranghago isseoyo (geudae hanaman) imi

 

Perhaps Love – Translation

Since when has it been? I can’t remember…
When my head became dizzy with thoughts of you
Once or twice, these thoughts would pop up in my mind
I feel anxious as my heart opens more towards you
“It’s nothing”, “My heart is insignificant”
If I keep telling you, it would be – kind of awkward

Is it love? If you feel the same way, is it the beginning?
My heart keeps saying it loves you
It yells until the whole world can hear
Why has it taken so long for me to hear it?
We’ve finally met, Love has found us right now

I want to explain what’s in my heart now
(But) You’d have to become me, it’s the only way you’d feel it
I’m already inside you, as you’re inside me
With each other… (With each other)
Already, that we’ve been too familiar, we have no idea

Is it love? If you feel the same way, is it the beginning?
My heart keeps saying it loves you
It yells until the whole world can hear
Why has it taken so long for me to hear it?
We’ve finally met, Love has found us right now

If I try thinking about it, (If I try thinking about it)
At many moments,(At them)
How often did my heart flutter?
It might be a little late, but I’ll surely make it better

We’ll do it together, I’ll only give you memorable memories
Please don’t leave my side ever again
Even a shortest moments make me uneasy
Please stay with me
So much like this, (Much until that point)
I love you (Only you) already

์‚ฌ๋ž‘์ธ๊ฐ€์š” (Perhaps Love) – Hangeul

์–ธ์ œ์˜€๋˜๊ฑด์ง€ ๊ธฐ์–ต๋‚˜์ง„ ์•Š์•„
์ž๊พธ ๋‚ด ๋จธ๋ฆฌ๊ฐ€ ๋„ˆ๋กœ ์–ด์ง€๋Ÿฝ๋˜ ์‹œ์ž‘
ํ•œ ๋‘๋ฒˆ์”ฉ ๋– ์˜ค๋ฅด๋˜ ์ƒ๊ฐ
์ž๊พธ ๋Š˜์–ด๊ฐ€์„œ ์กฐ๊ธˆ ๋‹นํ™ฉ์Šค๋Ÿฌ์šด ์ด ๋งˆ์Œ
๋ณ„์ผ์ด ์•„๋‹ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๊ณ  ์‚ฌ์†Œํ•œ ๋งˆ์Œ ์ด๋ผ๊ณ 
๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ๋„ค๊ฒŒ ์ž๊พธ
๋ง์„ ํ•˜๋Š”๊ฒŒ ์–ด์ƒ‰ํ•œ๊ฑธ

์‚ฌ๋ž‘์ธ๊ฐ€์š” ๊ทธ๋Œ€ ๋‚˜์™€ ๊ฐ™๋‹ค๋ฉด ์‹œ์ž‘์ธ๊ฐ€์š”
๋ง˜์ด ์ž๊พธ ๊ทธ๋Œˆ
์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•œ๋Œ€์š” ์˜จ ์„ธ์ƒ์ด ๋“ฃ๋„๋ก ์†Œ๋ฆฌ์น˜๋„ค์š”
์™œ ์ด์ œ์•ผ ๋“ค๋ฆฌ์ฃ  ์šฐ –
์„œ๋กค ๋งŒ๋‚˜๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•ด ์ด์ œ์•ผ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ ์ฐพ์•˜๋‹ค๊ณ 

์ง€๊ธˆ ๋‚ด ๋งˆ์Œ์„ ์„ค๋ช…ํ•˜๋ ค ํ•ด๋„
๋‹ˆ๊ฐ€ ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ๋˜์–ด ๋ง˜์„ ๋Š๋ผ๋Š” ๋ฐฉ๋ฒ• ๋ฟ์ธ๋ฐ
์ด๋ฏธ ๋‚œ ๋‹ˆ์•ˆ์— ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฑธ
๋‚ด ์•ˆ์— ๋‹ˆ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ๋“ฏ์ด
์šฐ๋ฆฐ ์„œ๋กœ์—๊ฒŒ (์„œ๋กœ์—๊ฒŒ)
์ด๋ฏธ ๊ธธ๋“ค์—ฌ์ง„์ง€ ๋ชฐ๋ผ

์‚ฌ๋ž‘์ธ๊ฐ€์š” ๊ทธ๋Œ€ ๋‚˜์™€ ๊ฐ™๋‹ค๋ฉด ์‹œ์ž‘์ธ๊ฐ€์š”
๋ง˜์ด ์ž๊พธ ๊ทธ๋Œˆ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•œ๋Œ€์š”
์˜จ ์„ธ์ƒ์ด ๋“ฃ๋„๋ก ์†Œ๋ฆฌ์น˜๋„ค์š”
์™œ ์ด์ œ์•ผ ๋“ค๋ฆฌ์ฃ  ์šฐ-
์„œ๋กค ๋งŒ๋‚˜๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•ด ์ด์ œ์•ผ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ ์ฐพ์•˜๋‹ค๊ณ 

์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด๋ณด๋ฉด (์ƒ๊ฐํ•ด๋ณด๋ฉด)
๋งŽ์€ ์ˆœ๊ฐ„์†์— (์†์—)
์–ผ๋งˆ๋‚˜ ๋งŽ์€ ์„ค๋ ˆ์ž„ ์žˆ์—ˆ๋Š”์ง€
์กฐ๊ธˆ ๋Šฆ์€ ๊ทธ ๋งŒํผย ๋‚œ
๋” ์ž˜ํ•ด ์ค„๊ป˜์š”

ํ•จ๊ป˜ ํ• ๊ป˜์š” ์ถ”์–ต์ด ๋  ๊ธฐ์–ต๋งŒ ์„ ๋ฌผํ• ๊ป˜์š”
๋‹ค์‹  ๋‚ด๊ณ์—์„œ ๋– ๋‚˜์ง€ ๋งˆ์š”
์งง์€ ์ˆœ๊ฐ„์กฐ์ฐจ๋„ ๋ถˆ์•ˆํ•œ ๊ฑธ์š”
๋‚ด๊ฒŒ ๋จธ๋ฌผ๋Ÿฌ์ค˜์š” ์šฐ-
๊ทธ๋Œˆ ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ๋งŽ์ด (๊ทธํ† ๋ก ๋งŽ์ด)
์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์š” (๊ทธ๋Œ€ ํ•˜๋‚˜๋งŒ) ์ด๋ฏธ –

Please credit chipskjaa@wordpress.com for romanization of the song
For the translation of this song, I decided to mash up 2 translations and edited them, if you would be using the song please credit the following:ย  “mrs jung ji joon” + liquidfir@soompi forum +TV-People@youtube + chipskjaa@wordpress.com.

**Other Credits:ย sherry312@youtube +ย ย 1theK (์›๋”์ผ€์ด)@youtube.com + as tagged

Enjoy!

ย – chipskjaa (“,)

6 Reasons Why Korean Drama Make us Kilig <3

Hi I’m Joy. I’m a fan of Kdrama and Kpop.
I’m currently into While You Were Sleepingย & BlackPink.
I’ve always wanted to blog and so I couldn’t believe I’m posting my first post ever! Enjoy

——

First off let’s define Kilig!

** KILIG **
Noun:
– A sudden feeling of an inexplicable joy one gets when something romantic or idealistic occurs.

When a person is at the state of Kilig,ย  one may experience the following symptoms:
– butterflies in one’s stomach
– heart meltingย 
– shivers down one’s spine
irrepressible noises from one’s mouth
– uncontrollable smiling
– an inner conflict between hope of something wished for and reality

Here are 6 Reasons we think Korean Drama’s make us KILIG!

Reason #1 : Back Hug
Most of Korean Dramas have this action of affection. In my fangirling point of view back hugs not only made us kilig it made us smile and weep.

Here are my back hug favorite moments:
The Heirs
That time Kim Tan back hugs Cha Eun-Sang

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Scarlet Heart: Ryeo
Who doesn’t love it when 4th Prince Wang So back hugs Hae Soo
scarletheart

Love In the Moonlight
Hong Ra-on back hugs Lee Yeoung (Oh Bogum.. your smile makes us melt)
love in the moonlight

I still have many back hug memories in my mind I can’t enumerate. ๐Ÿ˜€
What are your favorite? You can comment below. ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Reason #2 : Grab and Kiss

Ahhh, who could resist feeling kilig when your favorite love team do this in drama you love. Like you can screeaammm your lungs out because you could do nothing but to scream! Your first impression usually: it’s harsh for a guy to grab the girl, but then you’ll realize it is romantic that after he grab her he make her feel protected then will kiss her. Sometimes it is a sudden kiss that our heroine could do nothing but to close her eyes and feel the moment!

 

Reason #3 : Cold Outside but deep inside super inlove

Most, but not all of Kdramas I’ve seen, has it’s lead actor treat the heroine with coldness but this treatment will eventually change into love. Then towards the middle of the drama, this harsh guy will eventually become the knight of the shining armor of our lady in waiting. Isn’t it kilig? It’s like you feel emotional outburst —ย  butterflies in stomach you can’t handle.

giphy

 

Reason #4 : Cutie Actor

When they smile or wink or just simple gesture make our heart melting.

Lee Min Ho, Park Bo Gum, Ji Chang Wook, Kim Bum, Song Jong Ki and other hot korean actors, there appearance make you kilig for no reason. We all have our favorites… whose yours? Comment below ๐Ÿ™‚

Awww whose hearts wouldn’t melt when you see these:

We’re guilty including them in our prayers to be loved by the character we fall in the drama.
If you need a daily dose of kilig to light your day, best to follow your favorite Oppa in social media!

 

Reason #5 : The Scene itself

Setting is one of the vital component in drama. What i like about South Korea is there place is so romantic and their seasons (Spring,Winter,Summer,Fall) are the best. So let’s go back with our kilig topic. When you witness your favorite love team kissing under the falling cherry blossom tree plus the slow motion, your not just feeling kilig but also day dreaming it was you. HAHAHA

Or when our heroin feels cold in winter and then the leading man offers his hand for her to feel the heat. Ahhhh!! No wonder there are a lot of people visit each filming location of there favorite Kdrama and one day I will. (Crossing my fingers to this one!)

 

Reason #6 : OST (Original Sound Track)

Let’s not deny that after an episode, we can’t stop to hum the OST played with the vivid vision of what we saw and feel. Well, for me an OST can be one of the factor we feel kilig, the soundtrack when it is played especially on the scene that they are confessing there love for each other (heart bursting ahhhh).

It is in the OST that when it plays the feels of the Kdrama comes back (sigh).

My favorite has to be Davichi’s This Love (์ด ์‚ฌ๋ž‘) from Descendants of the Sun.

 

So there you go, my 6 Reason why Kdrama makes me Kilig I’m always hooked!

We want to hear what’s your favorite Kdrama and what makes you kilig. Comment down below.

**Credits:ย urbandictionary.com + as tagged +ย MUSIC&NEW ๋ฎค์ง์•ค๋‰ด@yt

-kimyoonjoy :D-

Once an ELF always an ELF – My Super Junior Love Story

There is no age limit when it comes to FANDOM – and this is proven by this Lola (Filipino word for Grandma) who recently went to a Seventeen concert in Manila.
Note: Me was super impressed! You go Lola Carat!

Also, once you claim yourself to belong to a certain FANDOM, you will find yourself being pulled back no matter how hard you tried to shake it off because you were “adulting”. This is basically – in a gist – my love affair with Super Junior.

I did not start out to be a Super Junior fan. The first time I was hooked to Kpop was because of DBSK – and it was during their Mirotic days back in 2008. Also, I was hooked to Jpop then (oh Arashi!). And since DBSK was heavy on doing Japanese promotions, I kind of liked them immediately. Their sound had a Jpop influence (at least to my ears). Fandom at this moment was still at it’s early stages – but I never really considered myself as Cassiopeia (in case your wondering, that’s what DBSK fans call themselves).

I had a friend who was studying in China in December 2008. While Skyping her one day, she convinced (more like forced) me to watch a show of a group called Super Junior. She knew I was interested in Kpop and she wanted to introduce me to the craziness of the group.

Her bias? Hangeng
The Show? Explorers of the Human Body (์ธ์ฒดํƒํ—˜๋Œ€)

Truth be told, I was a bit indifferent at the time, also because I just discovered a little group called Big Bang and I had Haru Haru and Majimak Insa on repeat. Also, when I asked how many members the group had, I wasn’t prepared for the answer she gave me – 13! I faintly recall telling her that it was ridiculous – I couldn’t even distinguish 5 boys in a band – but 13?? How long would their parts be?

But since my friend can be very persuasive (she works in Sales!), I watched an episode. And one episode turned into 2 and then 3 and then I finished all of them. And since I rather enjoyed the craziness of these 13 boys, I looked for more of their videos and then their songs. (There was a site called super-legacy.com that fed this addiction but I guess it doesn’t exist anymore). I was hooked!!! And then in March 2009 they released Sorry Sorry – I was more than addicted! I couldn’t stop the fandom – I (un)officially considered myself as an ELF.

To me Super Junior was the funniest, most talented (I mean 13 boys, each bringing something to the table) and most real Kpop group at the time. They didn’t seem as untouchable as other groups. Their hardships were very those one that can relate to (Kyu’s and Teukie’s accident) and they were one of the most hard working groups. Who wouldn’t love them? (Yes, this is my bias talking).

But who could write about their love for Super Junior and not talk about ELF (Everlasting Friend)! Oh my Sapphire Blue friends ๐Ÿ™‚

I started this blog in 2009 – pretty much when blogging wasn’t a popular as it is now. I posted a lot and did not really care what I posted – so long as I think it was interesting. One time, I saw a post on a forum a frequent about It’s You leak. Because I wanted to be one of the first to tell the world about it, I posted it on my blog. No more than 2 hours after I published the post, I received comments from ELFs telling me to take down the post. (Don’t believe me, this was a post I wrote after deleting the leak).

I was pretty freaked out by the incident. Didn’t really occur to me that someone would be monitoring my blog posts. But then it dawned on me – that only shows how much love and respect ELF has for Super Junior. They were willing to protect their oppas whatever means they can. From that day, ELF has earned my respect and I can say I’m proud to be one!

If you haven’t read on my post already, it has been 4 years since I swore off anything Kpop / Kdrama. The last Super Junior song I remember was Sexy, Free and Single. I was adulting. I missed out on a lot of their songs – or during the time when my boys went to the army and came back out. But this year, I sure am very excited for their comeback in November. My love for these boys are eternal. I’m ready to be an Elf again!

And like Lola Carat – I shouldn’t be afraid to admit it because Fandom has now age limit! I’m Tiny and I’m in 32 – and will always will be proud to be called an ELF!

We’d love to hear your FANDOM love story. ๐Ÿ™‚ Share it with us in the comments below.

**Credits: as tagged + happycheek@redbubble.com +ย TaMiTokki@yt
(Note: was not paid to advertise, but the design above hits the spot for every ELF!)

-chipskjaa (“,)-

Battleship Island – A Review

It’s no secret that I am a fan of Song Joongki. I was totally hooked on him the moment I saw him on a drama called Triple. He has since become my favorite Korean actor.

Although I haven’t gone Joongki gaga in the last 4 years – I’ve been keeping tabs about him. I knew he got out from the army. That he starred in Descendants of the Sun and that he was marrying Song Hyegyo (yes, like any fan I was crushed at first but now I don’t want anyone else to marry him but Song Hyegyo!)

So when I heard he had a new movie – I was psyched! And when I heard it was going to be shown internationally – in the Philippines especially – I went crazy!!! You see, Korean movies aren’t really released in cinemas in my country. So having Battleship Island in movie theaters is such a treat for Filipino hallyu fans.

And that’s what me and my friends did yesterday – we watched Battleship Island (๊ตฐํ•จ๋„).

I couldn’t get over how good the movie was and so I decided to rave about it and perhaps entice some hallyu fans to watch it.

The Trailer

Synopsis

As the movie is new as of writing this blog entry, I’ve decided not to include the story as it will create spoilers. But this movie is the story about the Korean laborers who were working in Hashima Island – Battleship Island – and their attempt to escape from the island. The movie was set in 1945 as World War 2 was coming to a close.

The movie stars Hwang Jungmin, Kim Suan (the same little girl from Train to Busan), So Jisub, Lee Jonghyun and Song Joongki.

Why I Liked the Movie?

I didn’t really expect much from this movie especially because it was a historical one and truthfully I am not a big fan of war movies. War movies are exceptionally painful and sometimes a little gory to watch. And yes, this movie had all the violence, blood and action you would expect in those movies.

But I did like this movie because the scenes had me convinced of the struggles of the laborers. The acting in this movie was top notch! Kim Su-an stole the show once more for me. She did that in Train to Busan and did it again here. This girl has a great career ahead for her. My second favorite character was Hwang Jungmin’s Kang-ok. His portrayal of a dad who would do anything for her daughter just tears my heart apart.

I also liked the action scenes and the effects. I was cringing the whole time. It was bloody and gory but these effects had me on the edges of my seat the whole time. The action scenes were real enough for me to cover my eyes at time. Spilled guts, amputated bodies, dead bodies – looked true to me. The set and the casts costumes transported me to another era – very different from today. The colors schemes of the scene were perfect for the dialogue. I loved how the contrast was between the dirty dark tones during the laborers scenes and the clean bright tones when the Japanese were on.

I was wide awake in the cinema during the whole 2 hour plus run of the movie. Even my “sleepy, tired, overworked” friend who sat beside me didn’t fall into slumber.

However…

Although the movie was wonderfully executed, I think they could have done something better.
I am no expert – I am just a movie buff and these to would have made the movie better:

1. Story and Character Development
While acting was topnotch, there were some parts that I felt was rushed. Like the introduction of characters. True there were a lot of them, but it would have explained the movie better. Also, there were characters who appeared but I wasn’t sure who they were or why they were there.
Case in point: Joongki’s introduction (wait when did he arrive on the island?), Lee Jong Hyun’s and So Jisub’s characters (their story was nice but it wasn’t well developed)

2. A waste of So Jisub’s talent
So Jisub is to me a great actor – but movie, what happened? ย Something was not right about the way he portrayed the Seoul ganster. I don’t know why, but though this movie is a drama, and we know So Jisub is good at dramas, it was a bit lackluster. An ingredient or two was missing.

3. The Japanese
I realize a lot of people might get angry at this comment – but I think the portrayal of the Japanese might be dramatic / exaggerated for me. It’s true that some of them really had twisted minds during the world war. But there were times when the acting was a bit over the top. It didn’t seem realistic – as with the other elements of the movie. I kind of get that it was so movie goers can better understand the emotions of the coal laborers, but it was too much for me.

Overall, this movie was a good watch. I did get my money’s worth and to top it off it had Song Joongki.
I do encourage you to see it – especially all Pinoy hallyu fans. If we you watch, it will open up opportunities for having more Korean movies shown in the Philippines. And on that note, thank you Viva Filmsย for giving us the opportunity to see Battleship! Cheers to more Asian movies shown in the future! You rock!!!

If you’ve seen the movie, let us know what you think!

**credits:ย New Trailer Buzzย @yt

-chipskjaa (“,)

Good Doctor ON ABC

Hi I’m Mikay! I’m new to this blogging thing.
This is my first post so bear with me. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m a huge fan of Joo Won – since 2013. That’s when I saw the 2nd episode of Good Doctor.

For those of you who don’t know the drama – its about Park Shi-on (Joo Won), a resident doctor with autism who specializes in Pediatric Surgery. He has the amazing ability of 3D visualizations of a Human anatomy thus making him quite special.

I’m not biased (I totally am :P) but Joo Won is a really great actor. I didn’t like him in Baker King but I have appreciated him in this drama. He really gave justice to the character. I mean having taken the role of an autistic person would be harder than any other role – the mannerisms, the actions – he totally nailed it!

I am in awe with the writers and the production team of this drama. They’ve made such a beautiful drama that I haven’t seen in a long time. Watching one episode makes you long for the next one. I like that the drama does not only focus on the character’s misfortunes and success as an autistic doctor. But it also let’s us peek inside the lives of doctors – it makes us understand them more – the struggles, the comedy, the fun.

 

Park Shi on (Joo Won) as Peter Pan ย (gwiyeopda!!!)ย ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

That headband though ^_^

aigoo! aigoo! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Omo! Omo! Then ย I heard that ABC will remake GOOD DOCTOR in America which will release its pilot episode this September 25, 2017.

 

I am very much excited for the remake because I miss Good Doctor.
And it’s going to star Freddie Highmore – I say no more
I even am planning to watch Good Doctor over the weekend again. (It’s not really Asian – but I’m excited!)

I do have my ย doubts for the remake cause American productions tends to make changes. Case in point: Sassy Girl and The Lake House.
Anyone agree with me?

I’m still hoping they will give the ย same impact as what Joo Won’s Good Doctor has given to me.

 

Good Doctor will always have a part in my heart.

To all the readers,

I highly recommend you to watch Good Doctor(Korean). Even my mom got really attached to this drama. You’ll have mixed emotions watching this. It was funny at the same time romance and you’ll learn more about medical field. And don’t forget to prepare tissues as there will be parts where you might get teary-eyed

See you in my next blog ๐Ÿ˜€

Credit: Images as tagged (Images are not mine) +ย ABC Television Network

–mikayT12 ๐Ÿ˜› —

Daniel Henney was in Mactan today!

When you haven’t checked your twitter and instagram feed all day, and you saw Daniel Henney posted that he was in Mactan, what your reaction be?

Since I read it at 8PM Philippine time (he posted it 9 hours ago) with one hell of a migraine – I couldn’t help but smile! (Although part of me wants to cry because I missed the chance of stalking him lol)

For those who are unfamiliar who Daniel Henney is – once starred in Kdramas like My Name is Kim Sam Soon, Spring Waltz and Fugutive Plan B. And he was the guy in the movie Seducing Mr. Perfect. (Ye older Kdramas and movie for newly converted fans)

He’s also in US Shows like Criminal Minds and was Agent Zero in the Wolverine movie.

Although he hasn’t been in Korean TV or movies, I still think he is one of the handsome Kstars.

From your fans in Cebu: We do hope you enjoyed your stay and that you ate a lot of seafood and mangoes!

**Credits: danielhenneyofficial@IG + marvel wikia + as tagged (Note: Images are not mine, they’re from the web)

-chipskjaa (“,)

Backtracks: If This Night Passes – Yim Jae Beom (Lyrics)

I’ve finished sorting the comments on my blog about an hour ago when I noticed someone requesting for the lyrics of Yim Jae Beom‘s “If This Night Passes” (or After This Night – which is a more literal translation).

I know this post is 2 years too late (it was posted on 2015 – so sorry @J-rome) but here it is.

I am a fan of older Kpop songs. I enjoy listening to them especially when they are sung in shows like I Am a Singer or in King of Mask Singer. Kpop Backtracks was supposed to be one of the features I wanted to post on my blog before the blog hiatus. I believe the first article I did was Holding On To the End of the Night by Solid.

And so thanks to shows like Reply 1997, Reply 1994 and Reply 1988 – this feature is here to stay! Because of dramas like this, older Kpop tunes have been popular again.

Anyway, Yim Jae Beom to me was always the Korean singer who had a husky voice. I wasn’t really familiar with this tune. I am more familiar with the song “Confessionย ๊ณ ํ•ด”. But after listening to this, it sounded good and faintly familiar. Then I remembered seeing one episode of King of Masked singer contestant Kim Yeon Woo singing this.

This is Kim Yeon Woo’s version.

 

 

While this Yim Jae Beom’s version.

 

Who sung it better? Both hahaha. Before I blab too much again here’s the lyrics of the song.

If the Night Passes – Romanization

Bulbitmani gadeukhan i-bam
Geudaewa dan duri anjaseo
Geudae moseubeul barabogoman itne

Sarangseureon geudae nunga-e
Seulpeun han julgi nunmuri heulleo
Naui maeumeul apeugeman haneunde

I-bami jinamyeon urin
Ddo dashi he-eojyeoya haneunde
Amureon mareobshi idaero
Geudeal ddeonabonaeyaman hana

Bulbitmani gadeukhan i-bam
Seulpeun ibyeoreun daga-o-jiman jinan
Chu-eoke areumdaweotdeon geudae moseub saranghae

Ibyeoriran mareun hajima
Geudae sarangeul neukkigo shipeo
Naneun ajikdo hagopeum mal maneunde

I-bami jinamyeon urin
Ddo dashi he-eojyeoya haneunde
Amureon mareobshi idaero
Geudeal ddeonabonaeyaman hana

I-bami jinamyeon urin
Ddo dashi he-eojyeoya haneunde
Amureon mareobshi idaero
Geudeal ddeonabonaeyaman hana

I-bami jinamyeon urin
Ddo dashi he-eojyeoya haneunde
Amureon mareobshi idaero
Geudeal ddeonabonaeyaman hana

I-bami jinamyeon urin
Ddo dashi he-eojyeoya haneunde
Amureon mareobshi idaero
Geudeal ddeonabonaeyaman hana

If the Night Passes – Translation

This night, full of light
I’m staying with her alone
And I’m just staring at her

A sad tear flows
From her lovely eyes
It hurts my heart

After this night
We have to split up again
Without saying any words
Should I let her leave like this

This night, full of light
A sad farewell is coming closer
She was beautiful in my past memories
I love her

Do not say farewell
I wanna feel more of your love
I still have a lot to say

After this night
We have to split up again
Without saying any words
Should I let her leave like this

After this night
Should we have to split up again
Without saying any words
Should I let her leave like this

After this night
We have to split up again
Without saying any words
Should I let her leave like this

After this night
We have to split up again
Without saying any words
Should I let her leave like this

If the Night Passes – Hangeul

๋ถˆ๋น›๋งŒ์ด ๊ฐ€๋“ํ•œ ์ด ๋ฐค
๊ทธ๋Œ€์™€ ๋‹จ ๋‘˜์ด ์•‰์•„์„œ
๊ทธ๋Œ€ ๋ชจ์Šต์„ ๋ฐ”๋ผ๋ณด๊ณ ๋งŒ ์žˆ๋„ค

์‚ฌ๋ž‘์Šค๋Ÿฐ ๊ทธ๋Œ€ ๋ˆˆ๊ฐ€์—
์Šฌํ”ˆ ํ•œ ์ค„๊ธฐ ๋ˆˆ๋ฌผ์ด ํ˜๋Ÿฌ
๋‚˜์˜ ๋งˆ์Œ์„ ์•„ํ”„๊ฒŒ๋งŒ ํ•˜๋Š”๋ฐ

์ด ๋ฐค์ด ์ง€๋‚˜๋ฉด ์šฐ๋ฆฐ
๋˜ ๋‹ค์‹œ ํ—ค์–ด์ ธ์•ผ ํ•˜๋Š”๋ฐ
์•„๋ฌด๋Ÿฐ ๋ง์—†์ด ์ด๋Œ€๋กœ
๊ทธ๋Œˆ ๋– ๋‚˜๋ณด๋‚ด์•ผ๋งŒ ํ•˜๋‚˜

๋ถˆ๋น›๋งŒ์ด ๊ฐ€๋“ํ•œ ์ด ๋ฐค
์Šฌํ”ˆ ์ด๋ณ„์€ ๋‹ค๊ฐ€์˜ค์ง€๋งŒ ์ง€๋‚œ
์ถ”์–ต์— ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ค์› ๋˜ ๊ทธ๋Œ€ ๋ชจ์Šต ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด

์ด๋ณ„์ด๋ž€ ๋ง์€ ํ•˜์ง€๋งˆ
๊ทธ๋Œ€ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์„ ๋Š๋ผ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด
๋‚˜๋Š” ์•„์ง๋„ ํ•˜๊ณ ํ”ˆ ๋ง ๋งŽ์€๋ฐ

์ด ๋ฐค์ด ์ง€๋‚˜๋ฉด ์šฐ๋ฆฐ
๋˜ ๋‹ค์‹œ ํ—ค์–ด์ ธ์•ผ ํ•˜๋Š”๋ฐ
์•„๋ฌด๋Ÿฐ ๋ง์—†์ด ์ด๋Œ€๋กœ
๊ทธ๋Œˆ ๋– ๋‚˜๋ณด๋‚ด์•ผ๋งŒ ํ•˜๋‚˜

์ด ๋ฐค์ด ์ง€๋‚˜๋ฉด ์šฐ๋ฆฐ
๋˜ ๋‹ค์‹œ ํ—ค์–ด์ ธ์•ผ ํ•˜๋Š”๋ฐ
์•„๋ฌด๋Ÿฐ ๋ง์—†์ด ์ด๋Œ€๋กœ
๊ทธ๋Œˆ ๋– ๋‚˜๋ณด๋‚ด์•ผ๋งŒ ํ•˜๋‚˜

์ด ๋ฐค์ด ์ง€๋‚˜๋ฉด ์šฐ๋ฆฐ
๋˜ ๋‹ค์‹œ ํ—ค์–ด์ ธ์•ผ ํ•˜๋Š”๋ฐ
์•„๋ฌด๋Ÿฐ ๋ง์—†์ด ์ด๋Œ€๋กœ
๊ทธ๋Œˆ ๋– ๋‚˜๋ณด๋‚ด์•ผ๋งŒ ํ•˜๋‚˜

์ด ๋ฐค์ด ์ง€๋‚˜๋ฉด ์šฐ๋ฆฐ
๋˜ ๋‹ค์‹œ ํ—ค์–ด์ ธ์•ผ ํ•˜๋Š”๋ฐ
์•„๋ฌด๋Ÿฐ ๋ง์—†์ด ์ด๋Œ€๋กœ
๊ทธ๋Œˆ ๋– ๋‚˜๋ณด๋‚ด์•ผ๋งŒ ํ•˜๋‚˜

Romanization done by: chipskjaa@wordpres.com (please credit if used)
Also, we did some edits to the translation so please credit chipskjaa@wordpress.com when using it
**Credits: dramafever + musicmatch.com +ย ๋ช… ๊ฐ€ @lyricstranslate.com + Hong Lee@yt + MBCentertainment@yt

– chipskjaa (“,)

Struck with Asian Fever – Again!!!

์˜ค๋žœ๋งŒ์ด๋‹ค!
์ž˜ ์ง€๋ƒˆ์–ด์š”?

It’s been a bit more than four years since I’ve last posted on this blog.
So much has happened in those four year ~~ life happened. ๐Ÿ™‚
In the span of 4 years, I wasn’t able to write anything or keep up with the trends. I had to withdrew from my Asian addiction because life demanded more.
So this blog was shelved.

But about a month ago I was stuck at home ~ advised by my doctor to rest for 2 weeks.
I was bored as hell! I finished most of the shows on youtube I was subscribed to and Netflix shows didn’t interest me (because I’ve seen most of them).

Then my sister was raving about a Korean drama called Goblin (์“ธ์“ธํ•˜๊ณ  ์ฐฌ๋ž€ํ•˜็ฅž โ€“ ๋„๊นจ๋น„).
I didn’t really feel like watching any Kdrama – I basically swore off anything Asian for fear that my addiction would come back. But because I was bored – I tried to watch it.
Was not expecting much – but I was looking forward to seeing Lee Dongwook.


Started episode one – then it became episode 2 – then 3… then before I knew it I finished all 16 episodes in a day!!! Goodness! Asian fever has slowly descended once more.
Then I found myself watching Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo. Went crazy over Bok Joo and Jun Hyung.

And then Love in the Moonlight happened.
And I’m totally SOLD! Damn you Bogum-magic! I’m definitel struck by Asian fever again!

Who would’t fall for this kid!

I couldn’t get over this dance – I still watch it over and over again.

He’s too cute for his own good!

In all honesty, I was still contemplating about writing again. A lot of friends have urged me – but I was afraid to write again. One was because I felt stuck in 2013 – I didn’t know the trends. I didn’t know the dramas. I didn’t know any of the new songs – the last band I followed was Block B and Apink. (Old school much?)

And then one day, I went to the cinema in Cebu (Philippines) and guess which poster I saw:

Yes! This is definitely a sign.
Then I heard a lady in her late 40s say – “Naa na diay na? Kana lang atong tan-awon kay naa si JoongKi”.
(Translation: Oh, is Battleship Island showing now? Let’s watch that movie instead because JoongKi is in it.)
Sign #2.
And right then and there I decided ~ it’s time to resurrect the blog!

I might be a little rusty when it comes to writing and giving life to this blog.
However, this time, I won’t be alone.
I’ve convinced some of my Asian crazy friends to create content with me. I’ll be introducing them soon.
And so chipskjaa@wordpress is alive again!!!

So dear reader, sit back and enjoy our content.
By the way, we’d love to hear from you so make sure to drop a line or two ๐Ÿ™‚
After all – the contents we will be making will definitely be for you.

Credit: Images as tagged (Images are not mine) +ย [ KBS ์•ˆํ…Œ๋‚˜ ]

-chipskjaa (“,)