Hyorin - “Goodbye” (Annyeong)

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You came to me by coincidence and embraced me
And as we blankly stared at each other, you said goodbye

You only passed through in my dreams
But now you’re in front of me

Love has come
But you say you’re leaving
I waited for you
But you say I can’t see you anymore
Always like a fool
The flowing tears tell me
Goodbye now, goodbye

Hello Hello Hello
Hello Hello

When we meet again, I’ll be the first to say
I’m alright, hello

Will I see you at least in my dreams?
I close my eyes

Love has come
But you say you’re leaving
I waited for you
But you say I can’t see you anymore
Always like a fool
The flowing tears tell me
Goodbye now, goodbye

I hope time hurries up
And brings you to me
I hope you will tell me just once
Things that are unbelievable

Where are you?
Do you know my heart?
I miss you
(In a place I can’t ever see you again)
I shout to the night sky, hello

Love has come
But you say you’re leaving
I waited for you
But you say I can’t see you anymore
Always like a fool
The flowing tears tell me
Goodbye now, goodbye

Hello Hello Hello
Hello Hello

(You from Another Star OST)

@2 months ago with 2 note and 60 play
#goodbye #korean #song #ost #you from another star #drama #music #hyorin 

김예림 of 투개월

Kim YeRim of Tugeworl

행복한 나를 (Happy Me)

@4 months ago with 1 notes and 80 play
#reply 1994 #ost #kim yerim #korean #song 

Artist: No Reply

Song Title: 끝나지 않은 노래 | Never-ending Song

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그 땐 몰랐어 웅크린 채
geu tten mollasso ungkeurin che
지쳐있던 내게
jichyoitdon nege
손 내밀어준 날 감싸준
son nemirojun nal gamssajun
너의 그 모든 진심을
noye geu modeun jinsimeul

두 눈을 감으면 들려
du nuneul gameumyon deullyo
따사로운 웃음
ttasaroun useum
곁에 있어준 그 모습이
gyote issojun geu moseubi

너에게로 달려가고 싶었어
noegero dallyogago siposso
어디로 향할진 몰라도 날 둘러싼
odiro hyanghaljin mollado nal dullossan
이 세상이 나를 움직여
i sesangi nareurumjigyo
내 맘 깊은곳에 울리는 그땐
ne mam gipeun-gose ullineun geutten
말하지 못했던 이 마음을
mar-haji mot-hetdon i maeumeul
그대로 전해주고 싶어 이 노래로
geudero jonhejugo sipo i norero

서성였었어 붐비는 맘
sosongyossosso bumbineun mam
서투른 모습들
sotureun moseupdeul
꿈은 저 멀리 아주 먼곳
kkumeun jo molli aju mon-got
손에 닿지 않았기에
sone dachi anatgie

너마저 볼 수 없었어
nomajo bol su obsosso
빛나는 눈동자
bitnaneun nundongja
날 이끌어준 그 모습을
nal ikkeurojun geu moseubeul

너에게로 달려가고 싶었어
noegero dallyogago siposso
어디로 향할진 몰라도 날 둘러싼
odiro hyanghaljin mollado nal dullossan
이 세상이 나를 움직여
i sesangi nareurumjigyo
내 맘 깊은곳에 울리는 그 땐
ne mam gipeun-gose ullineun geu tten
말하지 못했던 이 마음을
mar-haji mot-hetdon i maeumeul
그대로 전해주고 싶어 이 노래로
geudero jonhejugo sipo i norero

그댄 알고 있는지
geuden algo inneunji
고요히 불러줬던
goyohi bullojwotdon
그 작은 목소리
geu jageun moksori
날 꿈꾸게 한 그 노랠
nal kkumkkuge han geu norel

기억해줘 나의 기타소리를 널 향한
giokhejwo naye gitasorireul nol hyanghan
나의 목소리를
naye moksorireul
이 노랠 부르는 지금 나의 마음을
i norel bureuneun jigeum naye maeumeul
언젠가 많은 날 흘러도 항상
onjen-ga maneun nal heullodo hangsang
난 여기 이 곳에서 널 부를게
nan yogi i goseso nol bureulge
끝나지 않은 얘기들을
kkeutnaji aneun yegideureul
지나쳐 가는 시간들을
jinachyo ganeun sigandeureul
그 때 너 그 뒷모습을 이 노래로
geu tte no geu dwitmoseubeul i norero

Credit
Hangul :: Daum Music
Romanization :: ✿Chokollit

@1 year ago with 4 note and 19 play
#no reply #never ending song #ost #korean #pop #music 

Artist: Standing Egg

Song: Run Away

Genre: K-Indie

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가슴이 답답할때
지치고 힘들어
주저앉고 싶어질때
모든걸 버리고
그냥 떠나가고 싶어
아무도 모르는 곳에

같은곳을 함께 바라보며
같은노랠 함께 부르면서
지금이순간 너와함께
어디론가 떠나고 싶어

run away run away pack it your backpack
run away run away take it your ticket
on and on and on and on
지금 너와 함께라면
어디라도 상관없어 run away

머리가 무거울때
반복되는삶이
나를 지루하게 할때
하고싶은대로
그냥 이끌리는대로
어디론가 가고 싶어

신발끈을 다시 고쳐매고
핸드폰은 잠시 꺼버리고
지금이순간 너와함께
어디론가 떠나고 싶어

run away run away pack it your backpack (지금 너와 함께라면)
run away run away take it your ticket (어디라도 난 좋아)
on and on and on and on
지금 너와 함께라면
어디라도 상관없어 run away

run away run away pack it your backpack
run away run away take it your ticket
세상이 우릴 기다리지 않아도
지금 너와 함께라면
모두다 버릴수 있어 run away

run away run away pack it your backpack (지금 너와 함께라면)
run away run away take it your ticket (어디라도 난 좋아)
on and on and on and on
지금 너와 함께라면
어디라도 상관없어 run away

@1 year ago with 7 note and 79 play
#standing egg #korean #indie #music #run #away 

Vanilla Acoustic/바닐라 어쿠스틱

"You’re my Baby" 

@2 years ago
#vanilla acoustic #you're my baby #korean #music #light 

A Werewolf Boy [Review]

Every now and then, I subject myself to a marathon of movie-watching or drama-binging. Given that I have 4 more papers to produce this week, I very naturally fell into my most natural safe-haven response: cuddling down with some drama-watching.

———————————————————-

This movie was beyond my expectations.

I remember hearing about it when it first hit screens in 2012, and the cast was more than enough to get me hyped for a watch. Park Boyoung (Speedy Scandal) was an adorable actress who sold me on the humanity of her acting in her last hit with Cha Taehyun and Song Joongki is my heart’s resident man-child who first stole screentime in the drama Triple. So seeing the two matched up in a “human drama” launched it into my must-watch list.

A year went by though and as I was stolen into grad school, I didn’t put much energy into looking for it. Just by coincidence, it happened to be on Netflix tonight, and I immediately headed in, unprepared for its heart-wrenching plot.

Park Boyoung is probably my favorite crier in the whole world. Her crying neither snivels, nor is the type that simpers its way into your ears. She is all parts beautifully real, with whimpers of rage and frustration, desperation and fear all wrapped up into her tears.

In this story, her character Suni finds a werewolf boy in a new countryside home leading to an incredibly heartwarming (but ultimately heartbreaking) vignette of her life there for that short time.

We start off in modern-day setting, with Suni as an elderly lady with white hair and living in the United States with her children. Called back to Korea to settle a sale of her old home, she flies back and embarks with her spitting-image granddaughter to spend the night at her old home.

And so we are introduced to the world of her meeting with Chul-soo, the werewolf boy she finds in an old warehouse outside her new home. Her mother assumes Chul-soo, who can’t speak and acts akin to a wolf, is a tragic result of one of the 60,000 orphans of the Korean War. Through a series of glimpses at the ridiculous bureaucracy of policies, they temporarily ‘adopt’ Chul-soo into the family.

His feral instincts to eat everything possible frustrates and disgusts Suni at first, whose personality seems fairly proper and clean. 

But when he protects her from sleazy city boy Ji-tae (Yoo Yeon-seok) who has bought the country home for them through birth riches, Suni begins to find a new appreciation for Chul-Soo.

And so she begins to train him using a dog training manual. Using orders such as “wait”, “stop waiting”, “go” and “stop” and rewarding him with ‘dog pats’ to break him into expected social etiquettes. She continues to feed his endless curiosity by teaching him to write, and trying to convince him to copy her and learn to speak. Slowly, they grow on each other, and Chul-soo is completely a loyal puppy, following her around and obeying all her commands.

Ji-tae becomes slowly enraged at his perceived-fiancee’s growing affection for Chul-soo, and is determined to prove his feral nature. As such, this leads to a series of acts that bring the local police and a researcher into town. 

The researcher is aware that Chul-soo is part of an experiment funded by the government to build “shadow armies” whose soldiers were inhumanly strong. But because of Chul-soo’s domestication, the police sees no purpose in putting down (i.e.: killing) an innocent, and the researcher agrees. However, in a final desperate act after a confrontation with a neighbor in town, Ji-tae finally unleashes a violent domino effect that results in Chul-soo transforming into a werewolf. 

The ending for this story broke me. Despite knowing it could not end perfectly, the implications of the conclusion broke me inside. Not because of bad writing, but simply the sadness of the reality of what happens. And the haunting factor of Suni’s last words to Chul-soo, when she leaves him in the wilderness to escape being shot dead:

"Wait for me, I’ll come back."

And that incredible moment, when Chul-soo speaks the first and only words we ever hear from him throughout the entire movie:

"Don’t go."

In short, this movie was worth every minute. If ever there was a human drama to watch, this would be it. Just try to not to bawl too hard when it concludes.

@4 months ago with 2 notes
#wolf boy #korean #song joongki #park boyoung #movie #werewolf 

Little Black Dress (2011)

Nothing else in this movie touched me especially so.

Probably because it didn’t seem particularly organic, a lack of effective music, haphazard scenes put together and actresses, who had excellent acting chops, but didn’t seem to have real chemistry between them to establish real camaraderie. 

But this scene. This scene ripped my heart to little pieces. 

Heaven knows how many times a warm lap, a soft touch on my head, a good cry, holding onto my mother’s legs has been the most comforting thing in the world.

@1 year ago with 3 notes
#little black dress #yoon eun hye #acting #movie #korean #touching #crying #parents #mom 

Artist: Standing Egg ft. 한소현/Han SoHyun

Genre: K-Indie

Song: The Sunlight Hurts (햇살이 아파)

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The sun hurts, the road that I walked with you hurts,
The song that grazed my ears hurts,
Unknowingly, my tears keep flowing while I was walking.

If I had loved you more,
If I had opened up my heart first,
Would we be different now?

If you are still alone,
If you would allow me,
Can we still love each other like last time?
It hurts that you’re far away from my eyes,
It’s always on my mind.

The sun hurts, the road that I walked with you hurts,
The song that grazed my ears hurts,
Unknowingly, my tears flow while I walk,
My heart hurts, the time I spent with you, it hurts

The days without you hurts,
The more I love you the more it hurts,
I’ll will always remember that(end)

If I had loved you as much as I love you now,
would we be different now?
If I were to call you now and say that I miss you, can we still love each other like last time?

It hurts that you’re far away from my eyes,
It’s always on my mind.

Even if you let go of your heart as time passes,
I will keep running back to your love.

The sun hurts, the road that I walked with you hurts,
The song that grazed my ears hurts,
Unknowingly, my tears flow while I walk,

The wind hurts,
The sea that we watched together hurts,
The waves that look like you, it hurts,
The more I love you the more it hurts,
It washes over endlessly.

@1 year ago with 5 note and 59 play
#sunlight #hurts #standing egg #korean #indie 

Freestyle - 수취인불명

@1 year ago
#free style #korean #song #music 

Commentary: Color of Woman

Color of Woman — Thoughts

Color of Woman Poster

Watching Color of Woman reminds me time and again why I love second male leads. They’re generally the passive sweethearts who act as the unofficial bodyguards of the heroine. This passes for me in certain dramas and completely overwhelms me in others. In some cases, the puppy love is so adorable, in others too syrupy. But most times, I drop the drama because of plot complications which involve dropping Second Male Leads. And is it me or are most second male leads cuter than the heroes?

choi sungjoon

It’s not like I’m always a SMLS (second male lead syndrome) fangirl, though. For example, it didn’t fly for me in I Need Romance (although who was the second lead in that drama is debatable) because his personality suddenly became demanding, expecting the heroine to “educate” herself in many ways to really, in essence, become a trophy wife. Which is why I supported the heroine’s eventual return to her ex. 

Not to mention, he was so passive in the entrance episodes that I could hardly tell he was interested until he confessed. Brick wall, that.

Kang Chanjin

In Color of Woman however, I find the second lead Kang Chan-jin such a relief and crap, amazing. He’s not a typical romantic sap who just hides in the background as a forever second. Most second leads hint to the heroine and leave obvious clues in their actions to let them discover their feelings but never man up to actually confess (and when they do, it’s too damn late). 

He has his strengths and is first and foremost acting as best friend. He has discovered feelings for Sora, but understands he is not a priority in love for her and thus is dealing with his own feelings as such. He fights for her actively, lets her know he’s there for her and loves her, but does not overstep his boundaries as a friend in order to protect her very unstable, fragile relationship with his best friend/almost-brother (or very possibly actual… half/step brother? We’ll have to see how this drama rolls). 

byun sora

I also have a major soft spot for Byun Sora. She kills me as a heroine. I love her pluckiness and naivete. She’s not an idiot, because she has her own method of dealing with life and reality. She has specific rules she cannot overstep and she has her own insecurities (although thank God, they never stray into overacting like Taiwanese dramas are wont to do to their heroes/heroines). 

She is one of my favorite standalone heroines and it’s especially in these cases that I really am rooting for the heroine to find her right Mr. Right (whoof, that was a mouthful). In that case, who wouldn’t want her to end up with her 10-year-long best friend EVER who also happens to live next door, is super cute and sheesh, is so thoughtful, loving, and freakin’ perfect???

I also never did like Jae Hee the actor. I don’t see his appeal.

Please, CoW writers, PLEASE make Sora end up with Chanjin. Or I may lose hope in your industry <3

@2 years ago with 9 notes
#color of woman #ost #thoughts #korean #drama #k-drama #commentary #rant 

Hyorin - “Goodbye” (Annyeong)

—————————————-

You came to me by coincidence and embraced me
And as we blankly stared at each other, you said goodbye

You only passed through in my dreams
But now you’re in front of me

Love has come
But you say you’re leaving
I waited for you
But you say I can’t see you anymore
Always like a fool
The flowing tears tell me
Goodbye now, goodbye

Hello Hello Hello
Hello Hello

When we meet again, I’ll be the first to say
I’m alright, hello

Will I see you at least in my dreams?
I close my eyes

Love has come
But you say you’re leaving
I waited for you
But you say I can’t see you anymore
Always like a fool
The flowing tears tell me
Goodbye now, goodbye

I hope time hurries up
And brings you to me
I hope you will tell me just once
Things that are unbelievable

Where are you?
Do you know my heart?
I miss you
(In a place I can’t ever see you again)
I shout to the night sky, hello

Love has come
But you say you’re leaving
I waited for you
But you say I can’t see you anymore
Always like a fool
The flowing tears tell me
Goodbye now, goodbye

Hello Hello Hello
Hello Hello

(You from Another Star OST)

2 months ago
#goodbye #korean #song #ost #you from another star #drama #music #hyorin 
A Werewolf Boy [Review]

Every now and then, I subject myself to a marathon of movie-watching or drama-binging. Given that I have 4 more papers to produce this week, I very naturally fell into my most natural safe-haven response: cuddling down with some drama-watching.

———————————————————-

This movie was beyond my expectations.

I remember hearing about it when it first hit screens in 2012, and the cast was more than enough to get me hyped for a watch. Park Boyoung (Speedy Scandal) was an adorable actress who sold me on the humanity of her acting in her last hit with Cha Taehyun and Song Joongki is my heart’s resident man-child who first stole screentime in the drama Triple. So seeing the two matched up in a “human drama” launched it into my must-watch list.

A year went by though and as I was stolen into grad school, I didn’t put much energy into looking for it. Just by coincidence, it happened to be on Netflix tonight, and I immediately headed in, unprepared for its heart-wrenching plot.

Park Boyoung is probably my favorite crier in the whole world. Her crying neither snivels, nor is the type that simpers its way into your ears. She is all parts beautifully real, with whimpers of rage and frustration, desperation and fear all wrapped up into her tears.

In this story, her character Suni finds a werewolf boy in a new countryside home leading to an incredibly heartwarming (but ultimately heartbreaking) vignette of her life there for that short time.

We start off in modern-day setting, with Suni as an elderly lady with white hair and living in the United States with her children. Called back to Korea to settle a sale of her old home, she flies back and embarks with her spitting-image granddaughter to spend the night at her old home.

And so we are introduced to the world of her meeting with Chul-soo, the werewolf boy she finds in an old warehouse outside her new home. Her mother assumes Chul-soo, who can’t speak and acts akin to a wolf, is a tragic result of one of the 60,000 orphans of the Korean War. Through a series of glimpses at the ridiculous bureaucracy of policies, they temporarily ‘adopt’ Chul-soo into the family.

His feral instincts to eat everything possible frustrates and disgusts Suni at first, whose personality seems fairly proper and clean. 

But when he protects her from sleazy city boy Ji-tae (Yoo Yeon-seok) who has bought the country home for them through birth riches, Suni begins to find a new appreciation for Chul-Soo.

And so she begins to train him using a dog training manual. Using orders such as “wait”, “stop waiting”, “go” and “stop” and rewarding him with ‘dog pats’ to break him into expected social etiquettes. She continues to feed his endless curiosity by teaching him to write, and trying to convince him to copy her and learn to speak. Slowly, they grow on each other, and Chul-soo is completely a loyal puppy, following her around and obeying all her commands.

Ji-tae becomes slowly enraged at his perceived-fiancee’s growing affection for Chul-soo, and is determined to prove his feral nature. As such, this leads to a series of acts that bring the local police and a researcher into town. 

The researcher is aware that Chul-soo is part of an experiment funded by the government to build “shadow armies” whose soldiers were inhumanly strong. But because of Chul-soo’s domestication, the police sees no purpose in putting down (i.e.: killing) an innocent, and the researcher agrees. However, in a final desperate act after a confrontation with a neighbor in town, Ji-tae finally unleashes a violent domino effect that results in Chul-soo transforming into a werewolf. 

The ending for this story broke me. Despite knowing it could not end perfectly, the implications of the conclusion broke me inside. Not because of bad writing, but simply the sadness of the reality of what happens. And the haunting factor of Suni’s last words to Chul-soo, when she leaves him in the wilderness to escape being shot dead:

"Wait for me, I’ll come back."

And that incredible moment, when Chul-soo speaks the first and only words we ever hear from him throughout the entire movie:

"Don’t go."

In short, this movie was worth every minute. If ever there was a human drama to watch, this would be it. Just try to not to bawl too hard when it concludes.

4 months ago
#wolf boy #korean #song joongki #park boyoung #movie #werewolf 

김예림 of 투개월

Kim YeRim of Tugeworl

행복한 나를 (Happy Me)

4 months ago
#reply 1994 #ost #kim yerim #korean #song 
1 year ago
#little black dress #yoon eun hye #acting #movie #korean #touching #crying #parents #mom 

Artist: No Reply

Song Title: 끝나지 않은 노래 | Never-ending Song

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그 땐 몰랐어 웅크린 채
geu tten mollasso ungkeurin che
지쳐있던 내게
jichyoitdon nege
손 내밀어준 날 감싸준
son nemirojun nal gamssajun
너의 그 모든 진심을
noye geu modeun jinsimeul

두 눈을 감으면 들려
du nuneul gameumyon deullyo
따사로운 웃음
ttasaroun useum
곁에 있어준 그 모습이
gyote issojun geu moseubi

너에게로 달려가고 싶었어
noegero dallyogago siposso
어디로 향할진 몰라도 날 둘러싼
odiro hyanghaljin mollado nal dullossan
이 세상이 나를 움직여
i sesangi nareurumjigyo
내 맘 깊은곳에 울리는 그땐
ne mam gipeun-gose ullineun geutten
말하지 못했던 이 마음을
mar-haji mot-hetdon i maeumeul
그대로 전해주고 싶어 이 노래로
geudero jonhejugo sipo i norero

서성였었어 붐비는 맘
sosongyossosso bumbineun mam
서투른 모습들
sotureun moseupdeul
꿈은 저 멀리 아주 먼곳
kkumeun jo molli aju mon-got
손에 닿지 않았기에
sone dachi anatgie

너마저 볼 수 없었어
nomajo bol su obsosso
빛나는 눈동자
bitnaneun nundongja
날 이끌어준 그 모습을
nal ikkeurojun geu moseubeul

너에게로 달려가고 싶었어
noegero dallyogago siposso
어디로 향할진 몰라도 날 둘러싼
odiro hyanghaljin mollado nal dullossan
이 세상이 나를 움직여
i sesangi nareurumjigyo
내 맘 깊은곳에 울리는 그 땐
ne mam gipeun-gose ullineun geu tten
말하지 못했던 이 마음을
mar-haji mot-hetdon i maeumeul
그대로 전해주고 싶어 이 노래로
geudero jonhejugo sipo i norero

그댄 알고 있는지
geuden algo inneunji
고요히 불러줬던
goyohi bullojwotdon
그 작은 목소리
geu jageun moksori
날 꿈꾸게 한 그 노랠
nal kkumkkuge han geu norel

기억해줘 나의 기타소리를 널 향한
giokhejwo naye gitasorireul nol hyanghan
나의 목소리를
naye moksorireul
이 노랠 부르는 지금 나의 마음을
i norel bureuneun jigeum naye maeumeul
언젠가 많은 날 흘러도 항상
onjen-ga maneun nal heullodo hangsang
난 여기 이 곳에서 널 부를게
nan yogi i goseso nol bureulge
끝나지 않은 얘기들을
kkeutnaji aneun yegideureul
지나쳐 가는 시간들을
jinachyo ganeun sigandeureul
그 때 너 그 뒷모습을 이 노래로
geu tte no geu dwitmoseubeul i norero

Credit
Hangul :: Daum Music
Romanization :: ✿Chokollit

1 year ago
#no reply #never ending song #ost #korean #pop #music 

Artist: Standing Egg ft. 한소현/Han SoHyun

Genre: K-Indie

Song: The Sunlight Hurts (햇살이 아파)

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The sun hurts, the road that I walked with you hurts,
The song that grazed my ears hurts,
Unknowingly, my tears keep flowing while I was walking.

If I had loved you more,
If I had opened up my heart first,
Would we be different now?

If you are still alone,
If you would allow me,
Can we still love each other like last time?
It hurts that you’re far away from my eyes,
It’s always on my mind.

The sun hurts, the road that I walked with you hurts,
The song that grazed my ears hurts,
Unknowingly, my tears flow while I walk,
My heart hurts, the time I spent with you, it hurts

The days without you hurts,
The more I love you the more it hurts,
I’ll will always remember that(end)

If I had loved you as much as I love you now,
would we be different now?
If I were to call you now and say that I miss you, can we still love each other like last time?

It hurts that you’re far away from my eyes,
It’s always on my mind.

Even if you let go of your heart as time passes,
I will keep running back to your love.

The sun hurts, the road that I walked with you hurts,
The song that grazed my ears hurts,
Unknowingly, my tears flow while I walk,

The wind hurts,
The sea that we watched together hurts,
The waves that look like you, it hurts,
The more I love you the more it hurts,
It washes over endlessly.

1 year ago
#sunlight #hurts #standing egg #korean #indie 

Artist: Standing Egg

Song: Run Away

Genre: K-Indie

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가슴이 답답할때
지치고 힘들어
주저앉고 싶어질때
모든걸 버리고
그냥 떠나가고 싶어
아무도 모르는 곳에

같은곳을 함께 바라보며
같은노랠 함께 부르면서
지금이순간 너와함께
어디론가 떠나고 싶어

run away run away pack it your backpack
run away run away take it your ticket
on and on and on and on
지금 너와 함께라면
어디라도 상관없어 run away

머리가 무거울때
반복되는삶이
나를 지루하게 할때
하고싶은대로
그냥 이끌리는대로
어디론가 가고 싶어

신발끈을 다시 고쳐매고
핸드폰은 잠시 꺼버리고
지금이순간 너와함께
어디론가 떠나고 싶어

run away run away pack it your backpack (지금 너와 함께라면)
run away run away take it your ticket (어디라도 난 좋아)
on and on and on and on
지금 너와 함께라면
어디라도 상관없어 run away

run away run away pack it your backpack
run away run away take it your ticket
세상이 우릴 기다리지 않아도
지금 너와 함께라면
모두다 버릴수 있어 run away

run away run away pack it your backpack (지금 너와 함께라면)
run away run away take it your ticket (어디라도 난 좋아)
on and on and on and on
지금 너와 함께라면
어디라도 상관없어 run away

1 year ago
#standing egg #korean #indie #music #run #away 
1 year ago
#free style #korean #song #music 
2 years ago
#vanilla acoustic #you're my baby #korean #music #light 
Commentary: Color of Woman

Color of Woman — Thoughts

Color of Woman Poster

Watching Color of Woman reminds me time and again why I love second male leads. They’re generally the passive sweethearts who act as the unofficial bodyguards of the heroine. This passes for me in certain dramas and completely overwhelms me in others. In some cases, the puppy love is so adorable, in others too syrupy. But most times, I drop the drama because of plot complications which involve dropping Second Male Leads. And is it me or are most second male leads cuter than the heroes?

choi sungjoon

It’s not like I’m always a SMLS (second male lead syndrome) fangirl, though. For example, it didn’t fly for me in I Need Romance (although who was the second lead in that drama is debatable) because his personality suddenly became demanding, expecting the heroine to “educate” herself in many ways to really, in essence, become a trophy wife. Which is why I supported the heroine’s eventual return to her ex. 

Not to mention, he was so passive in the entrance episodes that I could hardly tell he was interested until he confessed. Brick wall, that.

Kang Chanjin

In Color of Woman however, I find the second lead Kang Chan-jin such a relief and crap, amazing. He’s not a typical romantic sap who just hides in the background as a forever second. Most second leads hint to the heroine and leave obvious clues in their actions to let them discover their feelings but never man up to actually confess (and when they do, it’s too damn late). 

He has his strengths and is first and foremost acting as best friend. He has discovered feelings for Sora, but understands he is not a priority in love for her and thus is dealing with his own feelings as such. He fights for her actively, lets her know he’s there for her and loves her, but does not overstep his boundaries as a friend in order to protect her very unstable, fragile relationship with his best friend/almost-brother (or very possibly actual… half/step brother? We’ll have to see how this drama rolls). 

byun sora

I also have a major soft spot for Byun Sora. She kills me as a heroine. I love her pluckiness and naivete. She’s not an idiot, because she has her own method of dealing with life and reality. She has specific rules she cannot overstep and she has her own insecurities (although thank God, they never stray into overacting like Taiwanese dramas are wont to do to their heroes/heroines). 

She is one of my favorite standalone heroines and it’s especially in these cases that I really am rooting for the heroine to find her right Mr. Right (whoof, that was a mouthful). In that case, who wouldn’t want her to end up with her 10-year-long best friend EVER who also happens to live next door, is super cute and sheesh, is so thoughtful, loving, and freakin’ perfect???

I also never did like Jae Hee the actor. I don’t see his appeal.

Please, CoW writers, PLEASE make Sora end up with Chanjin. Or I may lose hope in your industry <3

2 years ago
#color of woman #ost #thoughts #korean #drama #k-drama #commentary #rant