Well. This post is long overdue. In part because of my awful procrastination, in part because my Korean comprehension and translating abilities are so lacking. But finally, I decided I might as well post this translation because future attempts to translate Zitten’s White Night probably won’t do it due justice, just like this attempted translation. With that said, if some words seem out of place and you have any corrections to make on my flawed translation, please drop a comment below.
translated attempted to translate this song, I’m curious as to whether or not its lyrics really are as abstract and even dreamy as the music itself. (If not…well I guess it’s just my mis-translations.) But with some of the snippets of this song that I am confident about and the music itself, I must say, it is truly a gem. I find Zitten’s tracks like White Night and Whale, another song on the album (titled White Night) so enjoyable and relaxing to listen to; they seem to convey something dreamy and almost unearthly - impressions I rarely get while listening to music in the whole scheme of things.
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[This track above really is another gem to add to That Winter's heart-tugging OSTs thus far, and to Taeyeon's ever-growing list of beautiful OST contributions (as a soloist).]
This show. It so easily prompts me to write on this blog; over the past few weeks, on multiple occasions, I have posted on this blog based on my impulse to immediately react and express my thoughts on latest episodes of That Winter, the Wind Blows. With more emerging and growing revelations, deception, and feelings, the most recent episode (11), like many others, continued to fulfill my expectations for the series. It’s hard to describe what exactly makes That Winter so great, but I really hold the conviction that this drama will be one that stands out when it comes time to reflect on the year in Korean dramas. View full article »
I felt that I wasn’t liking Akdong Musician‘s performances on KPOPSTAR2 recently, but I think it may have just been that I didn’t like the outfits or distracting visuals even when the songs were good, because upon listening to the studio versions or just the music of the performances, the songs sounded better than I remembered them.
I particularly liked this performance/song perhaps because there weren’t very blinding colors or outfits to really distract me or make me cringe. Although the pronunciation of “crescendo” and some of the cheesy English lines did make me cringe, the catchy beat and especially Soohyun’s (the girl) high vocals were too good to make me not like this song. (More below the cut.) View full article »
Ugh. This couple was already photogenic from the start, but High Cut just had to rub it in with pretty photo-editing. But anyhow, the title of this pictorial, released on March 7, is
Jo Insung, Song Hyegyo
Going to the place where that winter wind blows
It seems that most, if not all, of these cuts were from the filming of episode 8 of That Winter, the Wind Blows. And in case you haven’t noticed, the High Cut label isn’t the only thing that distinguishes this pictorial from the actual drama; there lies a very noticeable microphone in the upper right hand corner of the picture above, and the following pictures very deliberately reveal what one might call “the bigger picture” of scenes from the drama. View full article »
[Above: The latest song from That Winter, the Wind Blows was released today (2.27).]
Admittedly, this episode wasn’t as exciting as the previous episodes. But still, I’m quite enjoying my biweekly dose of melodrama. (And perhaps it was just those annoying ads that kept cutting into the video and my attempts to multitask that detracted from the viewing experience.)
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(Skip to the third paragraph for my opinion on That Winter, the Wind Blows aside from my comparisons of it to Nice Guy).
Well, I guess you can say it’s pretty much like Nice Guy. A twist on a much-used melodrama storyline. While Nice Guy had a male protagonist seeking revenge on an ex-lover and a female counterpart with amnesia, That Winter, the Wind Blows has a male protagonist impersonating one of the same name and a female counterpart who’s blind. And, might I add, both male protagonists are pretty much anti-protagonists, as in those cruel, evil, sinful good-looking conmen who play with the female protagonists’ hearts and lie, cheat, deceive, etc. And even more, both are so bad because they put you (as the viewer) on the side of the male anti-protagonists, while you can’t help but sympathize with them and want them to succeed in their horrible deceit of their innocent (might I add, very pretty) female counterparts. Ughh. Both are so bad yet so good and soo annoyingly addicting.
Moreover, both are are full of eye candy. Both just had to cast some of the most pretty-faced actors in the Korean industry to make it watching them so irresistible. But in another sense, perhaps this is showing me that out of so many genres of dramas, I am a melodrama lover at heart. Just like those Korean housewives who so greatly contribute to makjang dramas’ success. But now for some more useful information and details of That Winter, the Wind Blows…
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And yet another Davichi song that I like! Even as Davichi has veered more into upbeat or more pop-sounding songs recently, their more sad ballad-y tracks are also enjoyable to revisit and listen to. Translation below:
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