Lonely Northern Hemisphere – Ocean Ou

Before I became a fan of Kpop, I pretty much started with Chinese (Mandarin) songs. That was because I watched a lot of Taiwanese dramas. Blame it on Meteor Garden! That drama started my asian addiction.

One of the dramas I watched before was called Love Contract that starred Ariel Lin and Mike He. There was a song from the OST that really liked called Lonely Northern Hemisphere. It was sung by Ariel Lin. But little did I know that it was a cover!! Thanks to one of my Taiwanese friends. The original singer is Ocean Ou De Yang.

This is the song.

Apparently, Ocean Ou started out as a singer who used images for his videos and never showed his face at first. He only did so when he had a concert. But his songs are a hit in Taiwan. And this song has become a favorite of mine. Though I like Ariel Lin’s version, I like the original better. If you listen to both, there is a slight difference in the lyrics. His voice is sweet and relaxing and that’s why I like it better.

This is Ariel Lin‘s version… thumbs up for Mike He being in the video!!

 

 Anyway, I am posting the lyrics and translation for Ocean Ou’s version. For Ariel Lin’s version, there are a lot available online so it would not be too hard to search.  Enjoy singing

Lonely Northern Hemisphere (Pinyin) 

 yong wo de wan an pei ni
chi zhao can
ji de ba xiang nian
chun zai pu man
wo wang zhe man tian xing zai shan
ting niu lang dui zhe nu shuo yao yong gan

bei pa wo men zai di qiu de liang duan
kan wo de wen hou
qi zhe mo tan
fei yong guang shu fei dao
ni mian qian
yao ni neng kan dao shi zi xing you bei ji xing zhou ban

sao le wo de shou bei dang zhen tou
ni xi bu xi guan
ni de wang shu jing wang bu dao wo bei ban qiu de gu dan
tai ping yang de chao shui gen zhe di qiu lai hui xuan zhuan
wo hui nai xin de deng
sui shi huan ying ni kao an
sao le wo de huai bao dang nuan nu
ni xi bu xi guan
E gei ni zhao pian kan bu dao wo bei ban qiu de gu dan
shi jie zai da liang ke zhen xin jiu neng
hu xiang qu nuan
xiang nian bu hui tou lan
wo de meng tong tong ge ni bao guan

bei pa wo men zai di qiu de liang duan
kan wo de wen hou
qi zhe mo tan
fei yong guang shu fei dao
ni mian qian
yao ni neng kan dao shi zi xing you bei ji xing zhou ban

sao le wo de shou bei dang zhen tou
ni xi bu xi guan
ni de wang shu jing wang bu dao wo bei ban qiu de gu dan
tai ping yang de chao shui gen zhe di qiu lai hui xuan zhuan
wo hui nai xin de deng
sui shi huan ying ni kao an
sao le wo de huai bao dang nuan nu
ni xi bu xi guan
E gei ni zhao pian kan bu dao wo bei ban qiu de gu dan
shi jie zai da liang ke zhen xin jiu neng
hu xiang qu nuan
xiang nian bu hui tou lan
wo de meng tong tong ge ni bao guan

sao le wo de shou bei dang zhen tou
ni xi bu xi guan
ni de wang shu jing wang bu dao wo bei ban qiu de gu dan
tai ping yang de chao shui gen zhe di qiu lai hui xuan zhuan
wo hui nai xin de deng
sui shi huan ying ni kao an
sao le wo de huai bao dang nuan nu
ni xi bu xi guan
E gei ni zhao pian kan bu dao wo bei ban qiu de gu dan
shi jie zai da liang ke zhen xin jiu neng
hu xiang qu nuan
xiang nian bu hui tou lan
wo de meng tong tong ge ni bao guan

Lonely Northern Hemisphere (Translation)  

Use your morning to accompany me to eat dinner
Remember to put feelings of longing into the piggy bank
I am looking at the shining stars all over the sky
Listen to Niu Lang tell Zhi Nu that she must be brave

Not scared that we are in different parts of Earth
Watch your greetings sit on a magic carpet
As it flies to me at the speed of light
You allow me to see the North Star become a companion of the Cross Star

I still have not gotten used to having your arm as my pillow
Your telescope cannot capture the loneliness of my northern hemisphere
The Pacific Ocean’s tide whirl along with Earth’s rotation
I will patiently wait, wait until the day you approach shore
I still have not gotten used to having your bosom as my warming stove
In the picture I e-mailed you, the loneliness of my northern hemisphere cannot be seen
No matter how big the world is, our sincerity will keep each other warm
My feelings of longing will not slack off; all of my dreams have been stored for you

Not scared that we are in different parts of Earth
Watch your greetings sit on a magic carpet
As it flies to me at the speed of light
You allow me to see the North Star become a companion of the Cross Star

I still have not gotten used to having your arm as my pillow
Your telescope cannot capture the loneliness of my northern hemisphere
The Pacific Ocean’s tide whirl along with Earth’s rotation
I will patiently wait, wait until the day you approach shore
I still have not gotten used to having your bosom as my warming stove
In the picture I e-mailed you, the loneliness of my northern hemisphere cannot be seen
No matter how big the world is, our sincerity will keep each other warm
My feelings of longing will not slack off; all of my dreams have been stored for you

I still have not gotten used to having your arm as my pillow
Your telescope cannot capture the loneliness of my northern hemisphere
The Pacific Ocean’s tide whirl along with Earth’s rotation
I will patiently wait, wait until the day you approach shore
I still have not gotten used to having your bosom as my warming stove
In the picture I e-mailed you, the loneliness of my northern hemisphere cannot be seen
No matter how big the world is, our sincerity will keep each other warm
My feelings of longing will not slack off; all of my dreams have been stored for you

Lonely Northern Hemisphere (Chinese)  

用我的晚安陪你吃早餐
记得把想念存进扑满
我望着满天星在闪
听牛郎对织女说要勇敢

别怕我们在地球的两端
看我的问候骑着魔毯
飞用光速飞到你面前
要你能看到十字星有北极星作伴

少了我的手臂当枕头你习不习惯
你的望远镜望不到我北半球的孤单
太平洋的潮水跟着地球来回旋转
我会耐心地等随时欢迎你靠岸
少了我的怀抱当暖炉你习不习惯
E给你照片看不到我北半球的孤单
世界再大两颗真心就能互相取暖
想念不会偷懒我的梦通通给你保管

别怕我们在地球的两端
看我的问候骑着魔毯
飞用光速飞到你面前
要你能看到十字星有北极星作伴

少了我的手臂当枕头你习不习惯
你的望远镜望不到我北半球的孤单
太平洋的潮水跟着地球来回旋转
我会耐心地等随时欢迎你靠岸
少了我的怀抱当暖炉你习不习惯
E给你照片看不到我北半球的孤单
世界再大两颗真心就能互相取暖
想念不会偷懒我的梦通通给你保管

少了我的手臂当枕头你习不习惯
你的望远镜望不到我北半球的孤单
太平洋的潮水跟着地球来回旋转
我会耐心地等随时欢迎你靠岸
少了我的怀抱当暖炉你习不习惯
E给你照片看不到我北半球的孤单
世界再大两颗真心就能互相取暖
想念不会偷懒我的梦通通给你保管

If you like it, click here for Ocean Ou’s version and here for Ariel Lin’s version

**credits: chinesemusicblog.com + bokashi and churongnho07@yt

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Firefly- Ariel Lin (with Siwon and Donghae)

I’m sorry for the lack of posts in my blog. Never had the time to post this week… been busy again.. But since it’s the weekend I will be posting like crazy yet again! I can’t believe I missed so many things!

I’m starting my crazy posts with a Super Junior posts. Like I’ve said time and again, the member I really adore is Choi Siwon. So smexy and so handsome! There was a post I made before about him and Donghae (who’s on the third spot of my list) featured in the video of Ariel Lin. And the video has been posted on youtube already! – and this video I got has annotations of the english translation! yay!

Ariel Lin is my favorite Taiwanese actress. She’s really good and she can play different personalities really well. It Started with a Kiss is on of my favorite Taiwanese dramas. Nobody can do justice to Xiang Qin’s character the way she does! Aside from being an actress, this girl also has a very sweet voice. I love hearing her sing. Lonely Northern Hemisphere, the theme from another on of her dramas Love Contract, is one of my favorites.

This time, she releases a new song called Firefly. The song is a bittersweet number. The music video of the song features Choi Siwon and Lee Donghae. The music video is a really sad one. I felt my heart being broken to pieces – I’m such a sucker for these kind of songs! wahahaha.. The two guys were really cute here! I’d better stop before I go crazy! 😀

**credits iswakfansubs@youtube

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Siwon and Donghae will be in Ariel Lin’s new video

According to allkpop, Ariel Lin has invited Siwon and Donghae to be part of her new MV.

For those who do not know her, Ariel Lin is a Taiwanese actress and singer who is famous for her role as Xiang Qin in It Started with a Kiss (where she stars with Joe Cheng). Ariel Lin is one of those Taiwanese actresses that I really like — not because she’s just another pretty face but because she can act! I’ve seen her play the roles of one of the stupidest girls in a drama (Xiang Qin) to a tomboyish girl in Love Contract (With Mike He) and to a princess in Love of the Condor Hereos. And she can sing to — her song Lonely Northern Hemisphere (OST Love Contract) is one of my favorite Mandopop songs.

This is an excerpt from the article posted on allkpop:

Ariel Lin, a Taiwanese artist, has invited Lee Donghae and Choi Siwon of Super Junior to be part of her new music video. The collaboration between them has been on the hush hush due to the confidentiality agreement of the contract.

One of the parting scenes were shot at Taiwan’s Ilan Ta Shee Station. As the filming progressed after many takes and cuts, the tense barriers were broken and the chemistry clicked in immediately. While Ariel was doing her make up, Donghae even playfully helped fix her hair.

I found these pics:

with ariel lin

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I can’t wait to watch the MV and to hear the song.. I hope this song is as good as Lonely Northern Hemisphere 😀

**credits allkpop.com, losecontrool@asianfanatics

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Recommended Drama – It Started With a Kiss

I haven’t been updating this blog for days since I was a little busy — watching we got married! ahahaha 😀 Anyway I felt an urge to add another one of the dramas that I would recommend. It’s another Taiwanese dramas called It Started With a Kiss, or more commonly, to a person who watches lots of Taiwanese dramas, ISWAK. The first time I saw this was way back in college. I think it was in my 4th year (2006) when it was first shown in one of the local networks. It was shown on a Saturday. Normally, I don’t wake up early — at that time I would wake up at 12 noon. But this drama has me awoke at 9:30 AM. I remember that it was in this drama that I fell in love with Ginny and Michael (local networks usually change the names of the characters to a name Filipinos are more familiar with).

This drama is the Taiwanese adaptation of the Japanese manga, Itazura na Kiss. There are 2 seasons for this drama, the second of which is called They Kiss Again. The story of the drama is about a Girl who is not that bright but because of her courage, the man of her dreams falls in love with her.

Synopsis: It Started With a Kiss (first season)

iswak1

After an earthquake destroyed Xiang Qin’s house, she and her father moved in with the family of her father’s college buddy, Uncle Ah Li. To her surprise, the kind and amicable aunt and uncle are the parents of her cold and distant schoolmate Jiang Zhi Shu, a genius with an IQ of 200 whom not too long ago rejected her endless crush on him. Will the close proximity give her a second chance to win Zhi Shu’s heart? Or, will her love for him end under his cold words? What happens when there is competition for his heart? (dramawiki)

Synopsis: (They Kiss Again / It Started With a Kiss 2)

iswak2

The sequel of It Started With A Kiss begins with Xiang Qin and Zhi Shu’s wedding and honeymoon. Even after marriage, they experience problems and interferences within their marriage such as mistaken pregnancy, misunderstandings, and a run-in with a girl from Zhi Shu’s past. Xiang Qin and Zhi Shu switch to medical school to become nurse and doctor. During that time, Zhi Shu meets new rivals who wish to outdo him and Xiang Qin makes four new friends, and one of them likes her and wishes to replace Zhi Shu. (dramawiki)

** Yes, they ended up marrying with each other in the first season (sorry for the spoiler) as the second season tells about their married life. However, I recommend you watch the last part of the first season to know what happened to the wedding :D)

The drama stars Ariel Lin (Tokyo Juliet, Love Contract) as Xiang Qin (Ginny) and Joe Cheng (Summer x Summer, taiwanese Honey and Clover). Jiro Wang, one of the members from Fahrenheit (though if you’re a fan of their I bet you know he belongs to that boy band), also plays the Ah Jin, the guy who is in love with Xiang Qin. In the second season, there are several additional characters whom you will meet. Two of those characters are played by Danson Tang and Figaro Zheng.

Why I liked it?

I love the story! Ahahaha.. I’m sorry I’m just a hopeless romantice and I am a sucker for love stories!!! In this particular story, the not so smart girl falls in love with a boy genius.  The boy finds the girl irritating. But because of the determination of the girl (and with a little help from Zhi Shu’s mom), the boy’s heart opened up to the girl, seeing that she is the only one who could make him happy. Though the guy could not express his feelings that much to the girl, he love her none the less. Romantic isn’t it! But I do have one slight thing that I don’t get.. Xiang Qin’s character is super dumb sometimes! I would sometimes ask myself could someone be that like that? But without her character I think the story would be boring.

There is no other person that could probably play the character better than Ariel Lin did it. She looks very natural playing this character. This was the first drama that I saw which she starred in. I watched Love Contract (which she did with Mike He) last year and her character was a bit different there — she was really strong and she was intelligent, the excat opposite of what Xiang Qin is. I would have to give her a applause for her interpretation of Xiang Qin’s charater. She is a versatile actress. It was also fun watching Joe Cheng play the unfeeling Zhi Shu. Their chemistry is quite good on screen. So good that after ISWAK and ISWAK 2 they had another drama called Love or Bread.

And as you have notice I usually comment on how good the soundtrack of the drama is. For this drama its still the same, though I like the OST of the first season compared to that of the second season. For someone who likes Joe Cheng, you would be pleased to know that he sang a song for the second season (if you’ve watched the drama its the song that has the lyrics “I love what I Love, I hate what I hate..”). Cyndi Chaw (she plays Zhi Shu’s mom) also sang The Secret Hidden in the Smile.

This drama is one of those dramas that I love to watch over and over. I do hope you would fall in love with Xiang Qin and Zhi Shu as I have!

To watch this drama online you may visit this site.

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