November 15, 2012

鄧紫棋G.E.M. - "泡沫"


From GEMblog 
Music by G.E.M.
Lyrics by G.E.M.
Produced and Arranged by Lupo Groinig
Directed by Tan Chang Lyrics: 

陽光下的泡沫 是彩色的
就像被騙的我 是幸福的
追究什麼對錯 你的謊言 基於你還愛我 

美麗的泡沫 雖然一剎花火
你所有承諾 雖然都太脆弱
但愛像泡沫 如果能夠看破 有什麼難過

早該知道泡沫 一觸就破
就像已傷的心 不勝折磨
也不是誰的錯 謊言再多 基於你還愛我

美麗的泡沫 雖然一剎花火
你所有承諾 雖然都太脆弱
愛本是泡沫 如果能夠看破 有什麼難過
再美的花朵 盛開過就凋落
再亮眼的星 一閃過就墮落
愛本是泡沫 如果能夠看破 有什麼難過

為什麼難過 有什麼難過 為什麼難過

全都是泡沫 只一剎的花火
你所有承諾 全部都太脆弱
而你的輪廓 怪我沒有看破 才如此難過
相愛的把握 要如何再搜索
相擁著寂寞 難道就不寂寞
愛本是泡沫 怪我沒有看破 才如此難過

在雨下的泡沫 一觸就破
當初熾熱的心 早已沉沒
說什麼你愛我 如果騙我 我寧願你沉默

English Translation by Celsius

Under the sunshine, the bubbles are colored
Just like how I who was fooled is very blissful
Questioning what's wrong or right, your lies are because you still love me

The beautiful bubbles, although they're short lived fireworks
All your promises, although they're so frail
But love is like bubbles, if you can see through the illusions, then what is there to be upset about

Should have known earlier that bubbles burst with a single touch
Just like how a broken heart cannot suffer torment
It's not anyone's fault, even more lies are because you still love me

The beautiful bubbles, although they're short lived fireworks
All your promises, although they're so frail
But love is like bubbles, if you can see through the illusions, then what is there to be upset about
Even the prettier flower withers after blooming
Even the brighter star degenerates after shining
Love is bubbles, if you can see through the illusions, then what is there to be upset about

Why be upset, what is there to be upset about, why be upset

Everything is bubbles, just a short lived firework
All your promises, everything is too frail
And your silhouette, I can only blame myself for not seeing through the illusions, and becoming so upset
The assurance of falling in love with each other, how do I start the search again
Embracing loneliness, then perhaps I won't be lonely
Love is bubbles, if you can see through the illusions, then what is there to be upset about

Under the rain, the bubbles burst with a single touch
The passionate heart of that time has since submerged
Saying that you love me, if that was a lie, I rather you be silent



Whew! Finally finish translating this song, it was definitely a difficult one. It's not perfect but I think it gets most of the important concepts across. (Hopefully!) I absolutely adore this song because it's so pure; it's like the naked truth. My own philosophy of life lines up right on the dot with this song. Everything is bubbles. Nothing lasts forever, and nothing will last forever. Everything has an expiration date. No one can stay by your side forever because forever is a made up concept. It's a lie that sounds so hopeful, so beautiful that I rather choose to believe in it despite it being a lie. It's like an inner struggle of wanting to believe in it but also knowing that it's a lie. Since forever doesn't exist, then everything has an end. Since everything has an end, then why put so much energy into being mad at someone or being upset over stuff. Everything is going to pass anyways. So why not put your energy to doing things that are more productive to your life. Once you see through the illusions of life, only then can you truly enjoy the simplicity and peacefulness of life. There are simply too many things or people in this world that are just not worth your time. Don't be upset.

"被欺騙的人,到底是幸福還是可憐?
選擇說謊,是因為他傷害了你卻不想你承受傷害。
這好像是在乎你,想要補救或保護的表現。
可是如果真的在乎你想要保護你,他又怎麼會說謊呢?

我應該慶幸你還會騙我,
還是憂傷原來連你也會騙我?"- G.E.M.

"The people that are lied to, are they blissful or pitiful? 
Choosing to tell a lie is because he hurt you but doesn't want you bear the injuries 
This is like the facade of showing care for you, wanting to protect you, or making up for it. 
But if he really cares about you and wants to protect you, why would he tell a lie then?

Should I be grateful that you still lie to me, or distressed that even you would lie to me. "
-G.E.M

September 03, 2012

Scar of Heaven Ending Thoughts


This picture is so cutee! Too bad, it's a picture of a family that only exists in art. Ningke...died and reincarnated as a raven. She has to go through 500 years before she can become human; I don't know if her kid and Tuo can even survive that long. They might have to go through multiple cycles before ending together again. Out of all the characters, they had the toughest luck and life. One is human, one is demon, and they did the unspeakable and broke the boundaries of the three worlds. I luf this couple so much even though they are like the "evil" ones in the story. However, this couple was not enough to save this drama for me. This drama was like Chinese Paladin 1 and Chinese Paladin 3 mixed together in a blender. There were too many scenes that were borrowed from the former two dramas that made this drama lose its individuality. For example, the scene where some kind of disease turns infected people into zombie/vampires was totally borrowed from CP3, with the same humor points too. No good, show! And the main character of the show, whom I thought all along was Chen Jing Chou, was a coward all the way through. He had really poor character development that I wonder how the hell did he defeat the big bad evil Demon Lord in the end. Must have cheated! Liu Shi Shi, she is one heck of an actress! This girl aced her role as the cheeky and proud Second Princess. I'm just sad she had less screen time than Xiao Xue. 



September 02, 2012

It's Not Goodbye MV



ROY ROY ROY ROY ROY ROY ROY ROY!!!!!!!!!

He is an absolute master at acting with the eyes! He could be a ninja and I could tell how he's feeling at the moment. His eyes are so remarkably full of soul. Anyways, some talented master created this MV and it's just so perfect. The music, the scenes from "Waking Love Up", it's perfection at its best. From reel life to real life, let's just hope the rumors are true. =)

Home Sweet Home


Bazinga! I'm back, buddy bud buds~! It's been a while since I've visited my third "home". I miss thee so much. I miss my Autumn's Concerto blogging days. That was probably one of the few times where my blogging fire was high on passion. I remember coming home everyday searching excitedly for more news or sneak peaks and replying to everyone's comments. Those were the good old days. Unfortunately, after AC ended, my blogging fire also slowly began to die down, but I kept going until I couldn't go on any further. I needed a rest, a break, an escape. Days passed, weeks passed, and months passed before I came back to this home. Home sweet home. Bloggie, I'm back, bloggie. I've rested enough. Bloggie, even though I'm back, I don't know what direction I'm going to take you anymore. Let's just sail the ocean blues, wherever it takes us. =)

My last year at college just started last week. And surprisingly, I look forward to it a lot. I'm not even fazed by the amount of homework, projects or papers required for each class. I feel like I've doing this for forever now; I'm kind of used to it now. One more semester before I start my student teaching, one more test before I get my teacher's certificate, one more step before I move onto the "real" world. And I'm having mixed feelings about it already. It's certainly going to take some time to get used to working working working versus going to classes, taking notes, studying, going home, etc. College life seems to offer a lot more variety than real life. But what the heck, whatever happens happens. 

This past summer, I got a blissful opportunity to work with high school students on preparing them for the August Integrated Algebra regents. I gained so much from this internship and I'm ever grateful for this opportunity. It has made my passion for teaching grow even stronger than before. And here I'd like to share a quote I found, "My mission is to experience life through…teaching others. "

Enjoy the school year if you're starting or already started school! 


March 25, 2012

Inborn Pair Episode 5 Memorable Dialogues



阿公:阿公知道妳有正義感. 妳有遺傳到阿公的DNA。妳是阿公的驕傲不過還是要小心啊就像在過平交道一樣一定要停看聽不然妳出事的話阿公會難過的知不知道


Ah Gong: Ah Gong knows that you have a sense of justice. You've inherited Ah Gong's DNA. You are Ah Gong's pride but you still have to be careful, like at the crosswalk you stop, look, and listen, otherwise if you get into trouble, Ah Gong will be feel sad, you know. 

March 24, 2012

Inborn Pair Episode 4 Memorable Dialogues

Credit Sanlih
偉翔: 我這輩子第一次被警察追, 第一次被警察拿搶對著我, 第一次被銬上手銬送進警察局就是為了把那張准考證送到妳手上. 因為我答應了妳, 所以我盡了我最大的努力沒有送到我很抱歉
Wei Xiang: For the first time in my life, I got chased by the police, for the first time, the police pointed a gun at me, for the first time, I got arrested and sent to the police station and it's all for delivering that admission to your hands. Because I promised you so I gave it my best. I'm sorry for not getting it in your hands. 


宋爸: 奕婕, 爸爸沒有辦法陪妳長大妳一定要好好聽爺爺和媽媽的話. 如果可以當個律師不要被人欺負要好好保護別人
Song Ba: Yi Jie, Dad can't grow up with you. You must listen Grandpa and your mom. If you could become a lawyer, don't get bullied and help protect other people. 

March 23, 2012

Inborn Pair Episode 3 Memorable Dialogues

Credit Sanlih


奕婕: 這就是證據
偉翔: 這血不是妳的!
奕婕: 孤男寡女共處一室. 這血不是我的難道是你的
偉翔: 本來就是我的


Yi Jie: This is evidence
Wei Xiang: This blood isn't yours! 
Yi Jie: A guy and a girl alone in a room. If this blood isn't mine, don't tell me it's yours! 
Wei Xiang: It is mine! 


 
奕婕:  我宋奕婕為了保護我們家什麼事情都做的出來. 不信的話你試試看
Yi Jie: I, Song Yi Jie, for the sake of protecting my family will do anything! If you don't believe me, try it! 


 
奕婕: 爸, 還是你的眼力好. 我就是那個在家裡飯店跟偉翔共度一夜的那個女生也就是你們未來的媳婦
偉翔: 爸媽, 不要聽她胡說. 她是來鬧的
奕婕: 親愛的難道你想否認. 是你自己到我家說你是我的男朋友說想為那天晚上的事情負責. 難道你是存心想要欺騙我這個善良的弱女子難道你是花言巧語無情無義的負心漢


Yi Jie: Dad, your eyesight is the best. I'm the girl that spend the night at the family hotel with Ke Wei Xiang, in other words, I'm your daughter in law. 
Wei Xiang: Dad Mom, don't listen to her. She's here to mess around. 
Yi Jie: Darling, don't tell me you're denying this. You were the one who came to my house and said that you're my boyfriend and that you'll take responsibility for that night. Don't tell me you deliberately deceive a nice weak girl like me. Don't tell me you're just a flowery, heartless, and faithless man! 

Inborn Pair Episode 2 Memorable Dialogues

Credit Sanlih 
宋媽媽: 年輕人, 請問你結婚了沒有
偉翔: 我... 
阿公:  沒禮貌. 哪有第一次見面就問人家又沒有結婚. 娶老婆了沒?
宋媽媽: 還不是一樣


Song Ma Ma: Young man, are you married 
Wei Xiang: I...
Ah Gong: No manners. Who ask people if they are married on their first meeting. Do you a wife?
Song Ma Ma: Same thing


宋媽媽:我們的天霸王教我們做釘子戶. 要做釘子戶沒有那麼簡單, 要有三個條件. 第一個條件要懂得法律程序. 第二個條件要臉皮夠厚, 表情夠狠, 嘴巴要會罵, 最重要的是要有耍無賴的精神, 就是我. 第三個條件...
阿公: 就是我, 家裡有一個瘦不拉嘰, 弱不禁風, 一碰就要送醫院的老頭在. 這樣的話, 不管他們用軟的用硬的我們都準備好等他們. 我們決定要當史上最牛的釘子戶


Song Ma Ma: Our overlord taught us to be nail house. Being a nail house is not that easy, there are three conditions. The first condition is you must understand the order of the law. Second, you must be bold without shame, your expression must be fierce, your mouth must be able to scold, and most important is you must have carry the spirit of playing rogue, and that's me. The third condition..
Ah Gong: is me, there has to be a skinny weakling that's extremely fragile, one touch will send him to the hospital. That way, it doesn't matter whether they go soft or go hard, we'll be ready for them. We've decided to be history's greatest nail house.


 

偉翔: 想要釣到魚就要像魚一樣思考
Wei Xiang: If you want to catch a fish, you must think like a fish


 
奕婕: 當一個人的夢想被打碎的時候, 你還可以理智你還可以冷靜嗎?!?!
Yi Jie:  When a person's dream is crushed into pieces, can they still be reasonable, can they still be calm?!?!



 
奕婕:  當律師是我對人的承諾, 多等一天就等於我要多失信一天, 多等一年就等於我要多失信一年!
Yi Jie:  Being a lawyer is my promise to someone, waiting one more day means I break my promise for another day, waiting one more year means I have to break my promise for another year! 



 
巴珍: 就是妳!就是妳搶走我的男人,破壞我的愛情,毀掉我的生命
Ba Zhen: It's you! It's you who stole my man, wrecked my love, destroyed my life! 

March 19, 2012

Inborn Pair Episode 1 Memorable Dialogues

Credit to sanli tv

柯偉翔: 對一盤男人來說, 成功的事業代表男人的一切
宋奕婕: 對一般女人來說, 幸福的愛情代表女人的一切
偉翔: 對一盤男人來說, 愛情只是人生的一小部分
奕婕: 對一般女人來說, 愛情是女人的全部, 
         但我不是因為我不是一般的女人
偉翔: 我也不是一般的男人因為我已經有成功的事業
奕婕: 而我的事業正要起步
偉翔: 我要尋找的是一份真愛
奕婕: 我絕不輕易找上愛情因為我不想自找麻煩
偉翔: 真愛
奕婕: 找麻煩

Ke Wei Xiang: For men, a successful career represents their everything
Song Yi Jie: For women, a blissful marriage represents their everything 
Wei Xiang: For men, love is just a small part of life
Yi Jie: For women, love is everything, but I'm not a regular woman 
Wei Xiang: Neither am I a regular man because I already have a successful career 
Yi Jie: And my career is about to take off 
Wei Xiang: I want to find real love 
Yi Jie: I definitely won't lightly take up love because I don't want to find trouble for myself 
Wei Xiang: Real Love 
Yi Jie: Looks for Trouble   


奕婕: 負先生, 來廟裡懺悔啊?
偉翔: 三小姐, 那你來贖罪囉
奕婕: 負心漢當不夠還來這裡老求姻緣
偉翔: 小老婆不過癮還來這裡拜文昌求功名

Yi Jie: Mr. Heartless, coming to the temple to repent?
Wei Xiang: Ms. Third (Wheel), coming for redemption?
Yi Jie: Being a heartless cheater is not enough, you still come here to  visit Mr. Matchmaker for marriage fate
Wei Xiang: Being a third wheel is not satisfying, you still come here to visit Mr. Wen Chang for fame and honor 


奕婕: 沒有一個男人值得讓你為了他催殘自己 
Yi Jie: No man is worth ruining yourself over


奕婕:  報警?! 你報警我就哭給你看!
Yi Jie: Call the police?! You call the police and I'll cry for you to see!  

March 16, 2012

Song Ma's Golden Phrase



談戀愛就跟打乒乓球一樣
你打過來我打過去
有來有往才能夠繼續

Dating is like playing ping pong 
You hit the ball to me, I hit the ball to you 
Having this back and forth will make it continue 

March 11, 2012

金莎 Jin Sha - Magic of Love 爱的魔法



This song is sooo cute; it would be a crime to not share it with everyone!!! Haha. The guy zaps everyone with one move but then gets zap by Jin Sha~ so cuteee~


不是每一次的约会 你约我就出现

不是每一通的电话 你打来我都会接
I don't have to go to every date you make
I don't have to pick up every call you make 

February 03, 2012

Winter Acting 2012

Winter semester ended not too long ago; spring semester began not too long ago. And already, I'm missing my winter acting class. Yes, that's right! The drama addict in me jumped at the chance to register for a winter acting class. And it was the best choice I've ever made in my life! We did quite a few mini projects to help us become risk takers. One of which was to hop on a train and yell "Yes" with a strong, positive energy. The thought of doing that freaked me out at first but eventually I got over that anxiety and did it. People stared and then went back to doing whatever they were doing. Very fun experience.

Acting class is just too awesome to describe with just plain words, you just gotta experience it yourself! So if you ever have a chance to take an acting class in college or in high school or anywhere, go for it! Just go for it! Acting class is the best class I ever took in my entire education.

"OWN YOUR SHIT" 

"DON'T APOLOGIZE FOR BEING WHO YOU ARE" 


January 08, 2012

Yang Mi and Hawick Lau confirms they’re dating


Article and Pictures from cfensi

2011 was the year for Yang Mi. From the most influential drama of the year to the  highest grossing horror film in Chinese history all the way to a musical debut, the actress finally reached a top after 20 years in the industry (she’s only 25).  To top it all off, Yang Mi admitted today that she was dating actor Hawick Lau. The story has resulted in more than16 million weibo’s after less than two hours.
According to Yang Mi, the two became good friends during the filming of upcoming drama Ruyi. She then introduced him to her company, and he ended his long independent actor status. Hawick Lau recently called Yang Mi in a surprise phone call on Happy Camp, and the two filmed a MV together for Yang Mi’s new album.
In an interview published today to Southern Metro Weekly, Yang Mi said that previously, she always thought she was too busy for a relationship ( I don’t know how she has room for anything else given her workaholic attitudes), but found new confidence in Hawick Lau.

“To be honest I’ve thought about dating, but never really wanted to date because I felt like dating is a waste of time. I’m too busy with work and has been afraid I won’t have time to face a relationship, but you can find confidence and security on this person. It’s really hard for me to trust someone, and he can make me trust him,” said Yang Mi. “This circle is very fast-paced and superficial, and many, including me, have gotten bad habits. But when I’m working with him, I’ll reflect on myself. I’ve never met someone who could make me do that. ”
The publishing of the interview was followed by a weibo announcement by Hawick Lau a few minutes ago.
“I can finally loudly say I have a girlfriend! I want to apologize to everyone who’s been caring and worrying about my relationship status. This unveiling took a lot of courage. Little Mi is very insecure, so I hope everyone can support her and protect her. She says that she hopes everyone can look at us like other friends who are dating. If we can receive your blessings we’ll be very thankful,” said Hawick Lau. “A new relationship is little a budding treeling and must be protected. Because of work, it’s seems not so simple at all to have a simple relationship. I just want to say it’s difficult to meet someone who I love, and I really want to treat this relationship seriously and be together. As a man, I will try my hardest and do everything possible to protect everyone near me and this little treeling. @Yang Mi.”


What a big bomb to wake up to this morning! Pretty lady, handsome boy~ congrats to them!!! I give them my most heartfelt blessings and hope they'll end up walking down the aisle one day. No pressure. Hahahahahaa. 
Responses from the couples' good friends: 
Qi Wei: Look, you two announce your relationship, I get @ like crazy...thanks everyone for your concern, don't worry about me. This betrayal in my harem, first time 'round it's foreign, second time 'round I'm used to it, I have experience, besides people have to be open minded: I fervently send my blessings, adding a song: If love forgets, tears don't want to fall, those blessings, let him reach it for me. 
Gao Hao: Mi Sis, Support the bravery of you two, wish you and my big bro, Hawick, happiness! 
Tang Yan: 2012's first post is my blessings to you guys! My beloved mi, I admire your bravery and our determination to find true love. We said before that we need to be happy...now you have Hawick to take care of you, very free from anxiety now. There's a saying that women in love are most beautiful so please remember the you right now is is most beautiful....enjoy the sweetness that belongs to you guys, treasure it, must be happy! Now I want to begin singing: sweet as honey... 
Cherry Ying: Send my blessings to Hawick - Yangmi love
Tong Li Ya: The color of happiness can be seen, this happiness is witnessed by everyone. Love, needs this kind of courage...in this turmoil world, being able to simply love what I want to love is an extravagant wish, sincerely full of admiration. Xiao Mi, Hawick, continue to love...my blessings to Yangmi, Hawick. 
Liu Shi Shi: Aiya, aiya~ I got burst by bubbles of happiness! blessings, blessings, in sweetness! 
Dong Xuan: Blessings! Happiness forever!   
Ada Choi:  Must be happy! Fully support! Being in love is most valuable! (Now that you've gone public, you can freely hug and kiss in the streets! Treat her well!) Congrats congrats! 
Myolie Wu: Congrats, you two!!! 
Yuan Hong: Congrats, a couple in happiness
And much much moreeeee!!! 

January 02, 2012

A Knock on the Head




Happy New Year! May all your New Year resolutions come true! Let's celebrate with a video of Nicky and Shi Shi hand in hand dueting "Season of Waiting". My favorite part is at 1:15 when Nicky gently knocks her head! That was quite random but cute! Hahahahahaa! 


(WOO! I can finally embed videos from youku~)