Category Archives: Music

Mediterráneo…

Mediterráneo de Joan Manuel Serrat Quizá porque mi niñez sigue jugando en tu playa, y escondido tras las cañas duerme mi primer amor, llevo tu luz y tu olor por donde quiera que vaya, y amontonado en tu arena guardo amor, juegos y penas. Perhaps because my childhood keeps playing on your beach, and hidden behind the canes my first love sleeps, I carry your light and your scent wherever I go, … Continue reading

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风起时 《主题曲 琅琊榜》MV 胡歌 (Hu Ge)

风起时 – 胡歌 When Wind Blows – Hu Ge 变幻 风云几卷 乱世起惊澜 血仍殷 何人心念 烈火清平愿 Changes and stories chronicle the pages Trouble time stirring fears Blood still flows but no one cares Strong fire burns off lifelong hopes 慧剑 借别红颜 无意续余年 帝阙巍 豪气仍在 冰心誓 破长夜天 Sword is given away to her I have no wish for long life Emperor’s palace is towering and mighty Crystal clear vows lit the night 昔年朱弓 壁上空悬 … Continue reading

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红颜旧 《琅琊榜》 MV 刘涛 (Liu Tao)

红颜旧 – 刘涛 Faded Beauty – Liu Tao 西风夜渡寒山雨 家国依稀残梦里 思君不见倍思君 别离难忍忍别离 In a night of western wind and cold mountain rain I dream of home country I especially miss you who I have not seen Separation is hard but we endure it 狼烟烽火何时休 成王败寇尽东流 蜡炬已残泪难干 江山未老红颜旧 When will the war end And the victors and losers cease to matter Time draws near yet tears persist The world is new but the … Continue reading

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赤血长殷 《琅琊榜》 MV 胡歌 刘涛 (Hu Ge, Liu Tao)

赤血长殷 – 王凯 Loyal Blood Forever Runs Red – Wang Kai 青砖黛瓦 故景如旧 草木无情 不解凡忧 当时烽火骤焚尽几多残留 一袭白衣祭故人 陈情此时休 The house looked the same But nature mercilessly had taken its course The fire that destroyed all left little behind He dressed in funeral clothes to remember the dead 霁月清风 琅琊榜首 谁记昔年 策马风流 十载倏忽过 几回魂梦旧游 又多少冤魂织就 那缓带轻裘 Moon appeared, wind blew, he who ranked first on Lang Ya Bang Who still remembers he rode … Continue reading

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赤血长殷 《琅琊榜》 MV 王凯 (Wang Kai)

赤血长殷 – 王凯 Loyal Blood Forever Runs Red – Wang Kai 青砖黛瓦 故景如旧 草木无情 不解凡忧 当时烽火骤焚尽几多残留 一袭白衣祭故人 陈情此时休 The house looked the same But nature mercilessly had taken its course The fire that destroyed all left little behind He dressed in funeral clothes to remember the dead 霁月清风 琅琊榜首 谁记昔年 策马风流 十载倏忽过 几回魂梦旧游 又多少冤魂织就 那缓带轻裘 Moon appeared, wind blew, he who ranked first on Lang Ya Bang Who still remembers he rode … Continue reading

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不可说 (霍建华 & 赵丽颖) | Cannot be Said (Wallace Huo & Zanilia Zhao)

不可说 用你的手 解我的锁 跌入这温柔漩涡 yòng nǐ de shǒu jiě wǒ de suǒ diē rù zhè wēn róu xuán wō 千丈风波 万般蹉跎 情意都不曾变过 qiān zhàng fēng bō wàn bān cuō tuó qíng yì dōu bù céng biàn guò 一世牵绊 一念成祸 还执意一错再错 yī shì qiān bàn yī niàn chéng huò hái zhí yì yī cuò zài cuò 一瞬之间 一生厮守 粉碎成末 yī shùn zhī jiān yī shēng sī shǒu fěn suì chéng mò 爱上你爱上了错 ài … Continue reading

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心之火 (飞儿乐团 & 彭佳慧) | Heart’s fire (F.I.R & Julia Peng)

心之火 当思念飞过夜空 缠绕指尖停留 美的像一场梦 当你背影转身后 吞噬在人海中 擦不干的寂寞 When yearning flies across the night sky, [It] winds around [my] fingertips and lingers, Beautiful like a dream. When you’ve turned your back, Swallowed up in the sea of people, [I] cannot wipe dry [my] loneliness. Never try never see never never know Never find never seek never let you go OH~ Never try never see never never know Never find never seek never let … Continue reading

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蜀山战纪- 心的构造

  v. 2   v. 3     心的构造 – 曾咏欣 两个人的痛 倒不如换成一个人解脱 话是这么说 谁心甘情愿牺牲了生活 一个人堕落 也不愿最终彼此都成魔 却发现苦痛 来自要放手的执着 我颠沛流离反复着 忘记了原本为什么 从得不到那点快乐 我证明了我还活着 最后 我的欲望 我的喜怒 无处归属 我的哀愁 我的嫉妒 烫伤了皮肤 可恨的幸福 那些空洞没办法弥补 从来 我的温柔 我的惆怅 如烟像雾 我的安慰 我的满足 也不能果腹 无法看见的我们飘落在何处 如果无一物 可能不是真的孤独 心情的漂泊 是人的一种特殊的罪过 还是舍不得 谁对谁笑过悲惨过 我愤愤不平挣扎着 堆积成岁月的惆怅 思念的路蜿蜒曲折 剩下的就不能选择 最后 我的欲望 我的喜怒 无处归属 我的哀愁 我的嫉妒 烫伤了皮肤 可恨的幸福 那些空洞没办法弥补 从来 我的温柔 我的惆怅 如烟像雾 我的安慰 我的满足 也不能果腹 无法看见的我们飘落在何处 如果无一物 可能不是真的孤独 我为了甜蜜受了痛苦 我受了痛苦所以领悟 最后 … Continue reading

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千字文 (Qiānzìwén) Daily lessons

  Learning Tools 千字文 (Qiānzìwén) 1000 characters with Pinyin   千字文 (Qiānzìwén) 250 lines with Pinyin   千字文 (125 verses & Pinyin & Translation)

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제비꽃

— “제비꽃” — ( 제비꽃)내가 처음 너를 만났을 때 너는 작은 소녀였고 머리엔 제비꽃 너는 웃으며 내게 말했지 아주 멀리 새처럼 날으고 싶어 내가 다시 너를 만났을 때 너는 많이 야위였고 이마엔 땀방울 너는 웃으며 내게 말했지 아주 작은 일에도 눈물이 나와 내가 마지막 너를 보았을 때 너는 아주 평화롭고 창 너머 먼 눈길 너는 웃으며 내게 말했지 아주 한밤중에도 깨어 있고 싶어 — “Violet” — (Jo Dong Jin )When I first … Continue reading

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자장가 – 신돈

신돈 – 자장가 어젯밤에 바라본 달님이 엄마얼굴 닮아서 오늘 밤도 하늘을 보지만 구름속에 가려져 작사 : 김태윤 작곡 : 노형우 ,황상준 편곡 : 노형우 Shin Don – Lullaby Last night the moon shone Recalling a mother’s face Tonight we see the sky Shrouded in the clouds Lyrics: Kim Tae-Yoon Music: Noh Hyeong-Woo, Hwang Sang Jun Arrangement: Noh Hyeong-Woo

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我的快樂 [Wǒ de kuàilè] (My Happiness)

Learning to read Hanzi with the coolest series of jazzed up homoioteleuton:   錦繡二重唱 – 我的快樂 歌詞 作詞:陳韋伶/瑞業 作曲:陳韋伶  Wǒ de kuàilè – Jin Xiu Er Chong Chang Authors: Chen Wei Ling Composer: Chen Wei Ling  徘了徊了走了 錯了哭了痛了 累了倦了睏了 煩了亂了冷了 都是真的 Páile huáile zǒuliǎo cuòle kūle tòngle lèile juànle kùnle fánle luànle lěngle dōu shì zhēn de 瘋的想的念的 不安的焦慮的 複雜的夢過的 擁有的失去的 怎麼忘呢 fēng de xiǎng de niàn de bù’ān dì jiāolǜ de … Continue reading

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김수한무 거북이와 두루미 (A Fable)

More fun from Secret Garden “김수한무 거북이와 두루미 삼천갑자 동방삭 치치카포 사리사리센타 워리워리 세브리깡 무두셀라 구름이 허리케인 담벼락 서생원에 고양이 바둑이는 돌돌이“. So the story goes: A long, long time ago, a man who was descended from a long line of only sons per generation became father to a baby boy. So he consulted a name-specialist to give his only son a name symbolic of a long life. But no matter what the name-specialist suggested, … Continue reading

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추락: 임재범

추락: 임재범 /Im Jae-bum 어둠이 느껴져 난 그래서 편한걸 저 바람을 재워 찬 기운이 날 깨워 제발 깨지마 어차피 난 다시 떨어질 테니까 아무리 걸어도 눈 뜨면 제자리야 끝이다 서 보면 또 다시 처음이야 시간은 내 목을 죄이며 쫓아오고 그러니 이렇게 /// 어쩜 더 높은 곳으로 올라야 했나 그만큼 더욱더 깊숙히 묻혀질 테니까 기어서라도 난 살아내려고 했어 내 모든 열정이 언제나 무시돼도 날 위로해 주며 또 살아내려 했어 난 그걸 후회해 /// … Continue reading

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얼 굴 (Face)

— “얼굴” — 작사: 심봉선 작곡: 신귀복 동그라미 그리려다 무심코 그린 얼굴 내마음 따라 피어나던 하얀 그때 꿈을 풀잎들에 이슬처럼 빛나던 눈동자 동그랗게 동그랗게 맴돌다 가는 얼굴 동그라미 그리려다 무심코 그린 얼굴 무지개 따라 올라갔던 오색빛 하늘 아래 구름속에 나비처럼 날으던 지난 날 동그랗게 동그랗게 맴돌곤 하는 얼굴     — “Face” — Lyrics: Shim Bong Seon Music: Shin Kwi Bok The face I drew unwittingly while making a circle Like the white dream of … Continue reading

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시크릿 가든 (Secret Garden)

I had no idea Binnie was such a fantastic singer! 1) 그 남자 (That Man) – Hyeon Bin 한 남자가 그대를 사랑합니다 그 남자는 열심히 사랑합니다 매일 그림자처럼 그대를 따라 다니며 그 남자는 웃으며 울고 있어요 얼마나 얼마나 더 너를 이렇게 바라만 보며 혼자 이 바람같은 사랑 이 거지같은 사랑 계속해야 니가 나를 사랑하겠니 조금만 가까이 와 조금만 한 발 다가가면 두 발 도망가는 널 사랑하는 날 지금도 옆에 있어 그 남잔 … Continue reading

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아름다운사람

And now this, from 내 이름은 김삼순 (My Lovely Sam Soon): 아름다운사람 서유석 작사 : 서유석 작곡 : 서유석 편곡 : 서유석 장난감을 받고서 그것을 바라보고 얼싸안고 기어이 부숴버리는 내일이면 벌써 그를 준 사람조차 잊어버리는 아이처럼 오 오오오 오 오 오오오 오 오 오오오 오 아름다운 나의 사람아~ 당신은 내가 드린 내마음을 고운 장난감처럼 조그만 손으로 장난하고 내마음이 고민에 잠겨있는 돌보지않는 나의 여인아 나의 사람아 오 오오오 오 아름다운 나의 사람아   … Continue reading

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주몽 (Jumong)

  “Trust is more important than life. Kill them all!” So declares Soseono (소서노) with admirable equanimity on her first outing as the leader of the trade troop owned by Yeontabal (연타발), Chief of Keru and Leader of the Jolbon (졸본) confederacy. Soseono is destined to inherit the troop from her father and this is her first opportunity to prove her mettle as a trader and to freely wield her authority as the troop leader. … Continue reading

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밀회 (Milhwe)

  I cannot believe it…! I just let myself get roped into a new drama live… arghhh! Oh, who am I kidding! I could have kept myself from falling into this trap. But I saw “piano prodigy” and saw Kim Hee Ae (recent of Midas), and then saw JTBC who last brought us Jeong Kyeong Ho’s brilliant 무정도시 (Heartless City) and I thought, “hmm, I wonder…?” 10 minutes in and I love it. Three minutes … Continue reading

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고백 – 정선연 … just ’cause …

고백 – 정선연 내가 원한 게 없다면 그건 나의 거짓말 내겐 전부인 그댈 갖는 게 나의 소망인데 // 모두 잘못이라 해도 그대 날 받아주오 나의 욕심이 그댈 힘들게 하지 않는다면 날.. 바람 가득한 바닷가 고독.. 멈출 수 가 없는 운명이 우릴 기다리고 있는 걸 차마 느끼기 전에 나 그댈 사랑하게 되었단 고백.. 나를 받아주오 // 그대의 마음에 슬픔이 내릴 때 나 두 손에 그댈 향한 내 사랑을 모든 것을 나당신께 드릴께 그대 … Continue reading

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I ♡ 무정도시 (Heartless City)… truly… sadly… deeply…

…by the end of the first chapter I could already tell that things are not going to end well for our protagonist. When we first meet him, it is the middle of the night in Seoul and Jeong Shi Hyeon is standing on the roof of a tall, tall building from which an undercover police officer who suspected he had been made has apparently just plummeted to his death in the street below. … Continue reading

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Teuroteu Tourchsong Tribute: 심수봉 – 사랑밖엔 난 몰라!

Perhaps nothing inspires my inner Tourchsong Crooner like the teuroteu classic “I Know Nothing But Love” (사랑밖엔 난 몰라) by Shim Soo Bong (심수봉). I first heard it nearly a year ago in the absurdly addictive kdrama Boys Over Flowers and was immediately hooked. So it was not long before a casual search of the interwebs yielded a bumper crop of YouTube videos of several versions of the song performed by the teuroteu legend herself as well as … Continue reading

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Series or Feature Film? Hwang Jin Yi and Shin Yun Bok, a Case Study.

who tells the better story? – who tells the story better? It’s one thing to watch two kdrama adaptations of the same story, like MBC’s  The Return of Iljimae and SBS’s  Iljimae. It’s quite another to have at your disposal feature film interpretations of stories already elaborated in full length dramas as happens with two artistic geniuses of the Joseon era whose lives are dramatized in the television series Hwang Jin Yi and Painter of … Continue reading

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Playing Favorites… the KDrama and Film ‘Must See’ List

Long overdue is the time to tip the nib of my (virtual) pen to those dramas and feature films to which I have been awarding my highest rating, three stars.  If you wish to see a comprehensive list of titles I’ve explored since setting off on this adventure, you may find it in “Curio in KDramaland… (or, Through the Sageuk Lens)“. You will also find the key to the asterisk and numeric annotation. … Continue reading

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Curio in KDramaland… (or, Through the Sageuk Lens)

I have been contemplating the virtues of the well made sageuk and what its persistent appeal to me (and maybe even to other viewers) might mean. Surely, something… It turns out that while I apparently have watched only one third as many sageuks as contemporary fictions (from comedies to melodramas and everything in between), I am more disposed to want to collect historical dramas than I am contemporary fictions. When it comes … Continue reading

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For the love of a poet…

John Lennon’s voice just started piping through my speaker, recounting how Mother Mary whispers “let it be” to the troubled soul… Curious. I have not heard the song in ages and it really never gets old. However — and there has to be an ‘however’ — I find myself wondering whether the sentiment in this song is optimistic, delusional or resigned… I never stopped to consider the possibilities before — perhaps because … Continue reading

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