Drama: Shao Nian Yang Jia Jiang

I watched 《少年杨家将》 because I wanted to know the story of the Yang family. It seemed apt to watch all these interesting dramas set in the olden times, after I had watched movies like Legend of the Condor Heroes, Return of the Condor Heroes etc, comprising of the “new batch” of idols. Hu Ge, who acted as Yang Liu Lang was Guo Jing in LOCH, and Yuan Hong who acted as Yelu Xie in the drama was Yang Kang in LOCH. It seemed ironic that the enemy of the Yang family was next cast as their descendant.

As usual with the “shao nian” series, this story takes place before the main stories at a time when the characters were younger. This story revolves around how Yang Ye, the father taught his family values like loyalty and the unyielding spirit as well as a deep sense of patriotism. As with all dramas with villians, the Yang family has always met with trouble, which resulted in the deaths of Yang Ye, Yang Da Lang, Yang Er Lang, Yang San Lang and Yang Qi Lang.

The ending few episodes of the drama was most touching and heart wrenching. When the Prime Minister told tales to the Emperor, you just feel so angry, but then you felt angrier because the Emperor couldn’t discern who was his loyal subject and who wasn’t. Just because he lacked faith in the Yang Family, five men died.

When the wife of Wu Lang knocked him unconscious, resulting in him being unable to go to his father’s and brothers’ aid, I felt a sense of disappointment and anger. It was as if the person who was his wife could not understand him at all. That he would rather go into battle and die with his family than to run like a coward knowing that his family was being killed off one by one. I could understand how he couldn’t forgive her after that.

The accumulation of emotions from intensity of the battle and what seemed like a slaughter, coupled with betrayal, mistrust, capture of the upright people and finally the scene where they brought the bodies back to the capital just seemed to make it even more upsetting. But then you develop a sense of how evil war is, and that sometimes the soldiers from both sides are innocent, but they die all the same. Plus they die so fast and in such huge numbers, it’s impossible to bring their bodies back to their family.

The only gripe I had is that the upright people die so epic-ly but the evil villians just die in a simple painless manner. Is it really that easy to catch the Prime Minister and convict him?

The video below is the theme song for the drama. I liked it very much. I like how the way chinese words can be strung together to form longer meanings but the number of words used is very minimal. Enjoy.


出鞘劍 殺氣蕩
風起無月的戰場
千軍萬馬獨身闖
一身是膽好兒郎

兒女情
前世帳
你的笑 活著怎麼忘
美人淚斷人腸
這能取人性命是胭脂燙

絕別詩
兩三行
寫在三月春雨的路上
若還能打著傘走在你的身旁

絕別詩
兩三行
誰來为我黃泉路上唱
若我能死在你身旁
也不枉來人世走這趟

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Music: IU & 2AM’s Seulong – Nagging

Recently keep listening to this song, and another one, IU’s Good day. Will sic that another time. This is a duet, duh, about the nagging that goes on between couples.

Here are the translated lyrics:

Stop being out so late
Try not to drink so often
You don’t listen to me like a 10 year old child

I can only laugh
Who are you calling a child?
Really, I can only laugh

You don’t know how it feels for me to say these things
You don’t know that I only want to say nice things to you
Should I stop? Let’s stop

From one to ten, they’re all words for you
But since you don’t listen to me, it’s only nagging to you
Let’s stop, let’s stop
There’s not even enough time to just love

A story told by the heart, not the mind
Stories that I can’t help but tell you even if you hate them
Let’s stop, let’s stop
I only hear your nagging

Are you eating at the right time
Are you staying away from girls
I want to be beside you all day
That’s how I feel
If I could keep you in my pocket
I’d be really happy

Our story where we can only be two
A story that would make someone laugh if they heard
Should I stop? Let’s stop

From one to ten, they’re all words for you
But since you don’t listen to me, it’s only nagging to you
Let’s stop, let’s stop
There’s not even enough time to just love

A story told by the heart, not the mind
Stories that I can’t help but tell you even if you hate them
Let’s stop, let’s stop
I only hear your nagging

Even if you glare and try to scare me
Your face is just too cute to me
Are you going to keep this up? (You) I can’t hold back anymore
I really might get angry

A story that wouldn’t be told if we were to give up love
The sound of my heart that thinks only of you
Even if you’re angry, even if you shout
Your nagging is just so sweet to me

A story that can only be told if we love
But since you don’t listen to me, it’s only nagging to you
Let’s stop, let’s stop
But trust my feelings

Source: Korean Splash

Music: 丁噹&周華健-突然想愛你

突然想愛 我已不是小孩
卻像首次告白 只想被你愛
突然想愛 最坦然的坦白
像赤裸的腳踝 舒服自在

活過來 我都愛
突然明白 之前的都不算愛
我都愛 活過來
責無旁貸 也包括你的不可愛

總是突如其來愛 還讓人眼界大開
原來一切值得期待
總是突如其來愛 像河流進了大海
原來應該這樣 存在

突然想愛 最溫柔的覆蓋
草地等到花開 信手拈來
突然想愛 我已不是小孩
卻想被你溺愛 只想被你愛

活過來 我都愛
突然明白 之前的都不算愛
我都愛 活過來
責無旁貸 也包括你的不可愛

總是突如其來愛 還讓人眼界大開
原來一切值得期待
總是突如其來愛 像河流進了大海
原來應該這樣 存在

愛是耐心 愛是勇氣
愛是默契 不言而喻
愛是上癮 愛是不可理喻
我還不瞭解的事

總是突如其來愛 還讓人眼界大開
原來一切可以忍耐
總是突如其來愛 愛之所以成為愛
我在就為你的到來

總是突如其來愛 還讓人眼界大開
原來一切可以忍耐
總是突如其來愛 愛之所以成為愛
我在就為你的到來

Music: Haunted by Taylor Swift

This songs reminds me of the Standard Chartered marathon. It played during one segment of my run since I was listening to my iPhone while running. Somehow the beat and the lyrics stuck; well only a few specific lines. I have no idea why this line in particular struck so deep into my mind: “Come on come on, don’t leave me like this, I thought I had you figured out”. Kind of like a really sad thing to say. But it gives everyone something to think about. Sometimes things do go the way we wouldn’t want them to, but we still have to keep a happy heart and a positive mind. 🙂

Enjoy the song.

You and I walk a fragile line
I have known it all this time
But I never thought I’d live to see it break

It’s getting dark
And it’s all too quiet
And I can’t trust anything now
And it’s coming over you
Like it’s all a big mistake

Oh holding my breath
Won’t lose you again
Something’s made your
Eyes go cold

Come on, come on
Don’t leave me like this
I thought I had you figured out
Something’s gone terribly wrong
You’re all I wanted

Come on, come on
Don’t leave me like this
I thought I had you figured out
Can’t breathe whenever you’re gone
Can’t turn back
Now I’m haunted

Stood there and watched you walk away
From everything we had
But I still mean every word I said
To you

He will try to take away my pain
And he just might make me smile
But the whole time I’m wishing he was you
Instead

Oh oh holding my breath
Won’t see you again
[ From : http://www.elyrics.net/read/t/taylor-swift-lyrics/haunted-lyrics.html ]
Something keeps me
Holding onto nothing

Come on, come on
Don’t leave me like this
I thought I had you figured out
Something’s gone terribly wrong
You’re all I wanted

Come on, come on
Don’t leave me like this
I thought I had you figured out
Can’t breathe whenever you’re gone
Can’t turn back
Now I’m haunted

I know
I know
I just know
You’re not gone
You can’t be gone
No

Come on, come on
Don’t leave me like this
I thought I had you figured out
Something’s gone terribly wrong
Won’t finish what you started

Come on, come on
Don’t leave me like this
I thought I had you figured out
Can’t breathe whenever you’re gone
Can’t go back
I’m haunted

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

You and I walk a fragile line
I have known it all this time
Never ever thought I’d see it break
Never thought I’d see it

Music: Manyageh – What If – Taeyeon

If i were to go
If i were to get close to you
What would you think?
I don’t have the courage.
If you were to go,
If you were to leave.
I don’t know how to send you away
It keeps hanging on my mind
I know i am a fool and can only watch you from afar
Your heart may look away from me…
And so we could even become strangers
Just like a fool i can’t even say that i love you because …
We’re afraid the wait that comes upon us
After we meet will be painful and sad.
If you were to come
To come near me.
What would i do ?
I really don’t know
Because im like a fool.
Even though i know looking is all i can do
Your heart may look away from me
And so we could even become strangers
Just like a fool i can’t even say that i love you because….
We’re afraid the wait that comes upon us
After we meet will be painful and sad
Because i’m like a fool
Even though i can’t say i love you
We’re afraid the wait that comes upon us
After we meet will be painful and sad.

Music: Crystal Kay – Time of Love

This is the theme song for “Juunen Saki Mo Kimi Ni Koishite” that I wrote about yesterday. I thought the song is rather nice, so just listen and have fun.

「ねぇ 止まったままの君の時計ベッドの上で 見つめてる」
( nee tomatta mama no kimi no tokei beddo no ue de mitsumeteru )
I keep staring at your dead watch up on the bed

「抱きしめられた 雨に濡れてこの想いは あの時のまま」
( dakishimerareta ame ni nurete kono omoi wa ano toki no mama )
My feeling is still the same as the moment when you hold me under the rain

「ねぇ 私たちは 急ぎすぎて 余裕がなくて」
( nee watashitachi wa isogi sugite yoyuu ga nakute )
Hey, I think we’re going too fast and we don’t have time to spare

「愛さえも ぶつけてばかり」
( ai sae mo butsukete bakari )
We love each other but we keep hurting each other

「君の心が止まったことにも なぜ気づかずに」
( kimi no kokoro ga tomatta koto ni mo naze kitzukazu ni )
Why didn’t I notice that your heart had stopped

「好きなのに 好きだったのに」
( suki na no ni suki datta no ni )
Even I love you, loving you like this

Ref:
「もう一度 やり直せるのなら」
( mou ichido yarinaoseru no nara )
Once more, If I can start over again

「思い出が消えてもいい」
( omoide ga kiete mo ii )
It’s okay even all the memories disappear

「初めて出会うように 愛されたい 愛していたい」
( hajimete deau you ni aisaretai aishiteitai )
Just like the first time we met, I want to love and be loved

「もう一度 君に会えるのなら 今度こそ離れない」
( mou ichido kimi ni aeru no nara kondo koso hanarenai)
Once more, If I can meet you again, this time I won’t let you go

「そう 時間は動くの 壊れてた時計も きっと The time of love」
( sou toki wa ugoku no kowareteta tokei mo kitto The time of love)
The time that is ticking from a broken clock, it must be the time of love

「ねぇ 雨が降ると 傘の中で 君は ずっと 左手で 抱いてくれたね」
( nee ame ga furu to kasa no naka de kimi wa zutto hidarite de daitekureta ne )
The rain is dropping, under the umbrella you always hold me in your left hand

「時計が濡れるのも気にせずに」
( tokei ga nureru no moki ni sezuni )
Without worrying about the time that is ticking

「そっと暖かく この恋を守るように」
( sotto atatakaku kono koi wo mamoru youni )
I want to protect this gentle and warm love

「もう一度 やり直せるのなら」
( mou ichido yarinaoseru no nara )
Once more, If I can start all over again

「何もかも捨ててもいい」
( nanimo kamo sutete mo ii )
It’s okay to loose everything

「そう 今はわかるの」
( sou ima wa wakaru no )
Yes, now I know,

「何よりも大切なものThe time of love」
( nani yori mo taisetsu na mono The time of love)
More than anything else, the most important thing is Time of Love

「この気持ち 諦めないで ただひとつ 信じたい」
( kono kimochi akiramenai de , tada hitotsu shinjitai )
I won’t give up this feeling, I want to believe this one

「君がそばにいれば それだけでいいから ずっと」
( kimi ga soba ni ireba sore dake de ii kara zutto )
For me, having you beside me, that’s more than enough

*Jump to Ref.

ENGIN OWeek 2010 Mass Dance Song: Do You Remember?

Hey! Jay Sean
Yeah! Sean Paul
Lil Jon!
This one right here is for all the ladies
Ladies who want to take it back
Holler at them Jay

I’ve been thinking about you
And how we used to be then
Back when we didn’t have to live we could start again

There’s nothing left to say
Don’t waste another day
Just you and me tonight
Everything will be okay
If it’s alright with you then it’s alright with me
Baby let’s take this time let’s make new memories

Do you remember do you remember do you remember
All of the times we had
Do you remember do you remember do you remember
All of the times we had
Let’s bring it back (Bring it back!)
Let’s bring it back (Bring it back!)
Let’s bring it back (Bring it back!)
Let’s bring it back (Bring it back!)
Let’s bring it back

(Yo Jay Sing for these ladies!)

So long since you’ve been missing
It’s good to see you again
How you how you doing
And how about we don’t let this happen again

There’s nothing left to say
Don’t waste another day
Just you and me tonight
Everything will be okay
If it’s alright with you then it’s alright with me
Baby let’s take this time let’s make new memories

Do you remember do you remember do you remember
All of the times we had
Do you remember do you remember do you remember
All of the times we had
Let’s bring it back (Bring it back!)
Let’s bring it back (Bring it back!)
Let’s bring it back (Bring it back!)
Let’s bring it back (Bring it back!)

Yo ay girl yo bring it back to the time when you and me had just begun
When I was still your number one
Well it might seem far-fetched baby girl but it can’t be done
I’ve got this feeling fire blazing and it’s hot just like the sun
Know you feel it too my girl just freeze up may the good vibes run …
Girl take a sip of the champagne take a lil trip down my lane my girl
While you noe every night you’ll feel alright look I tell you dis girl atta My world
Dont change imma na Rearange Ay girl imma tell you straight dis atta my world
How many years do you want come kiss dis I know you miss this
That’s what I heard that’s what I heard that’s what I heard word girl

There’s nothing left to say
Don’t waste another day
Just you and me tonight
Everything will be okay
If it’s alright with you then it’s alright with me
Baby let’s take this time let’s make new memories

Do you remember do you remember do you remember
All of the times we had
Do you remember do you remember do you remember
All of the times we had
Let’s bring it back (Let’s bring it back)
Let’s bring it back (Bring it back)
Let’s bring it back (Let’s bring it back)
Let’s bring it back (Oh)
Let’s bring it back