Good Job – Rooftop Moonlight

Hi Revival Monday!

 

When your heart tells you do something, sometimes you just have to ignore the doubts you have in your heart and just go for it. There is no such thing as right or wrong, but it is more to whether you actually willing to take your chance or not.

It is a scary proposition to actually taking a chance without having any clear, or definite, picture of what is waiting at the end of the road you are about to take.

For the longest time, I thought that I would have to wait. It is a game of me not trusting my current version to do well, repetitively telling myself to wait until “it’s a better time”, “I get more mature”, “I am ready”, “I get things together”, “be in a better position”, “know more of things”, etc to actually start something – that might actually be an important step I need to take in my life. Or something that will actually make me happy(-er).

When doubts come crashing my thoughts like roaring currents. I often feel like I am failing as an adult. I will then start observing people passing by, and start questioning “does everyone have it all together?”, “are we demanded to know it all?, “how are we going to find answers to it (life) all?”, “how do they manage to look that they have it all together… or do they?”, etc.

 

세상 사람들 모두 정답을 알긴 할까

 

I guess the answer is: no one actually knows what the answer to “do” life. Nor do we have it all together. It will always be a constant journey, learning, and taking chances until our last breath on earth.

So, this is an encouragement, for all of you “adults” out there, feeling lonely, despair, tired, and a tad depressed with their “how come I don’t have it all together when I’m already xx years old”.

No, we do not need to have it all together, or know everything to live life the fullest. We need to take the chances that often will come, knocking softly, on our door.

 

아무도 너의 슬픔에 관심 없대도

응원해, 수고했어 오늘도

 

Say you need to make a pitstop, take that much needed breather, pat yourself on your shoulder, and say “you have done well so far”.

And know that someone is cheering you on.

 

 

수고했어, 오늘도옥상달빛

Good job today as well – Rooftop Moonlight

 

세상 사람들 모두 정답을 알긴 할까 / would the people of the world know all of the answers

힘든 일은 한번에 일어날까 / of why difficult events would happen at once

나에게 실망한 하루 / a disappointing day for me

눈물이 보이기 싫어 / I hate to be showing any tears

의미 없이 하늘만 바라봐 / I meaninglessly gaze at the night sky

작게 열어둔 문틈 사이로 / through the small crack of an open door

슬픔 보다 외로움이 다가와 / a bigger loneliness than sadness is coming closer to me

 

수고했어 오늘도 / you have done well as well today

아무도 너의 슬픔에 관심 없대도 / even though no one cares for your sadness

응원해, 수고했어 오늘도 / I would always be rooting on you, you have done well today

 

빛이 있다고 분명 있다고 믿었던 / there is a light, I am surely convinced it exist

길마저 흐릿해져 점점 / but even the road is getting darker

 

 

수고했어 오늘도 / you have done well as well today

아무도 너의 슬픔에 관심 없대도 / even though no one cares for your sadness

응원해, 수고했어 수고했어 수고했어 오늘도 / but I will always cheer you on, you have done well, you have done well, you have done well today as well

 

라랄라라라라라 라라라 라라라라라라라라 / lalalalalalalalala (…)

라라 라라라라 라라라 라라라 / lala lalalala lalala lalala

 

수고했어 오늘도 / you have done well today as well

아무도 너의 슬픔에 관심 없대도 / even though no one seems to care for your sadness

응원해, 수고했어 오늘도 / but I will always be rooting on you, you have done well as well today

 

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Credit: MagicStrawberry Sound

 

Let’s awaken whatever left asleep for a long time.

And may the force be with you.

 

 

Love,

Med

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Looking for that star with Heize

Rainy Monday is back!

Hi Everyone, how was your Winter? Reporting from Vancouver, although the rain have been making its appearances a lot lately, apparently the city is not over with its Snowmageddon yet.

One funny thing though, I have been finding clearer views of the stars at night. Maybe the after-math of snowmageddon days would be a much clearer night sky? If that’s the case, I’ll go against the odds and welcome more snow into the city s’il vous plait.

For someone who is really into star gazing and star constellations (nope, I am not a pro), I have been using star(s) as the theme of my creative writings from as early as I could remember (probably since grade 7 or 8). So it’s inevitable that I am attracted in other creative arts which resolve around the theme of <Star>.

 

 

 

 

 

I am also an avid fan of Korean rap/R&B/Soul/Hip-Hop, more than the infamous K-pop sibling. However, I don’t usually go for a female rappers for the reason that they might sound tougher in ways that don’t quite resonate with my likings. But Heize is different, and I grow to like her stuffs ever since I started discovering her music. Maybe it’s the melodic tunes that pick on the more feminine part of being a rapper, or the vocals she often throw in in the chorus. It’s just softer and nicer to listen to.

 

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Credit: CJ E&M

 

장다혜/Jang Da-Hye a.k.a Heize debuted as a singer/rapper in 2014. She performed and produced most of her music in the indie/underground scene. She is gained her major popularity from her participation in the music competition program: Unpretty Rapstar 2 in 2015. Her songs and collaborations with other rappers/musicians alike have been gaining a lot of love and likes. The song: Star is her non-album single released in December 2016.

 

Lyrics +Translations

 

별 – 헤이즈

That Star – Heize

 

 

혹시 저 별도 나를 보고 있을까 / is that star looking at me too by any chance?

아니 날 보고 있지 않을까  / I mean, maybe it’s looking at me

저 별도 나를 보고 있을까  / is that star is also looking at me?

아니 날 / or I mean…

 

 

지금 날 찾고 있진 않을까 / Maybe it is looking for me right now

아니 날 피해 가고 있을까  / Or no maybe it is avoiding me

아니 날 / or I mean …

 

 

오늘따라 넌 더 희미해 / today of all days you look even dimmer than usual

그래서 이 밤은 내겐 무의미해  / so this night might mean nothing to me

어두운 밤이 지나 아침이 온대도 / even after the dark night passes and the morning comes

구름에 가려 보이지 않을 때도  / even when the clouds appear, blocking the view

너 그 자리에 있단 걸 난 알아도 / even when I know that you are there at that place

 

 

넌 내가 보이지 않을 때마다 / whenever you can’t see me

항상 불안해했으니까 / you were always anxious

저 구름이 이제 비가 되어서  / for that cloud to become rain

내리기만을 나는 기도해  / for it to rain down, I pray

 

 

혹시 저 별도 나를 보고 있을까 / is that star looking at me too by any chance?

아니 날 보고 있지 않을까  / I mean, maybe it’s looking at me

저 별도 나를 보고 있을까  / is that star is also looking at me?

아니 날 / or I mean…

 

 

지금 날 찾고 있진 않을까 / Maybe it is looking for me right now

아니 날 피해 가고 있을까  / Or no maybe it is avoiding me

아니 날 / or maybe I …

 

 

 

너만큼 반짝이는 게 또 있을까 / would there be anything as shiny as you?

너무 멀어서 / you’re too far away

내 노래가 들리지 않을까 / so you can’t hear my song

내가 보고 있는 게 / the thing that I am looking at right now

지금의 너가 맞을까 / is it really you?

매일 밤 너를 보며 / while looking at you every night

두 손 모은 나를 봤을까 / did you see me gather my two hands

너도 나를 봤을까 / did you look at me too

아님 피해 갔을까 / or did you turn away

내 품에 떨어지길 기도해 / I pray that you will fall into my embrace

my shooting star

다시는 놓치지 않을 텐데 / I would not ever let go

my shining star

이 시간들은 그저 과정일 뿐이야 / this passing time is just a process

 

 

혹시 저 별도 나를 보고 있을까 / is that star looking at me too by any chance?

아니 날 보고 있지 않을까  / I mean, maybe it’s looking at me

저 별도 나를 보고 있을까  / is that star is also looking at me?

아니 날 / or I mean…

 

 

지금 날 찾고 있진 않을까 / Maybe it is looking for me right now

아니 날 피해 가고 있을까  / Or no maybe it is avoiding me

아니 날 / or maybe I …

 

 

내가 할 수 있는 건 그대 / the only thing I can do, dear

이 순간에도날 보고 있다고 믿는 것/ believing that right at this moment you are also looking at me

그래서 난 네가 떠난 이후로 / So I, after you have left me

스쳐간 흔적도 없지 그 누구도 / there was no brazing trace, there was no one

그런데 왜 넌 항상 보여도 / but why is even that I see you all the time

손 닿을 수도 안을 수도 없는 걸 / I can’t touch nor hug you

 

 

혹시 저 별도 나를 보고 있을까 / is that star looking at me too by any chance?

아니 날 보고 있지 않을까  / I mean, maybe it’s looking at me

저 별도 나를 보고 있을까  / is that star is also looking at me?

아니 날 / or I mean…

 

 

지금 날 찾고 있진 않을까 / Maybe it is looking for me right now

아니 날 피해 가고 있을까  / Or no maybe it is avoiding me

아니 날 / or maybe I …

 

 

This emotional lyric and analogy of someone looking at a star and imagining whether the star is looking back at her or avoiding her:

is it one sided love? Or is it reminiscing of a past lover that you can’t have back?

Depending on your emotional state of mind right now, it might mean one over the other. It’s all open for your own interpretation. That’s the beauty of using an analogy or a symbol in a song.

But, for “star”-gazers out there. Would it be easier to let go of a too far-fetched star, then agonizing if that star will ever look back at you, even worse to wish for a falling star to land in your embrace?

I know a friend who would build a rocket and fly to the outer space so the star would look back at him. But sadly sometimes, the star would rather stay where it is and gaze at the universe, rather than falling for him.

And for me, I would star gaze and fall into the agony until I gain my clear senses back, and move on.

Whatever it is…may all of you, even in the dark of night, will be able to see clearly be amazed by the shining stars, while believing that maybe something closer is available for you. That might be worth more of your effort to look and to fight for than to gaze at the unreachable star.

 

 

Until another starry night!

 

 

Love,

Med!

 

 

Lean on me – Soyou & Kwon Jung Yeol

Happy Silly, Willy, Nilly, Old Monday!

 

I am back to real life. Yes I am still finding times to write and post the rest of #edreamjxseoul travel diary. But, man life has been… real.

 

I do, however, have a song to share to all of you this Monday. But before that I would have to share an “encrypted” background story that only a couple of my friends (no I don’t have lots of them) would know and get what I am talking about. And you, hopefully will be able to relate the sentiments this song could possibly give in such episodes of life. (Let’s do this together! Yap!)

 

As I have told you in the beginning, life has been nothing but real and apparently I am not dealing with it well enough. In a lot of “departments” or “aspects” of my life, things are not going right. And, commenting on one of the messy parts of what went wrong, here what came out:

 

언니: “I think you are just extremely scared. And you are building a thick, thick wall”

 

Bullseye.

 

What I have been doing wrong (apparently):

  • Not being able to read a situation correctly, let alone reading between the lines
  • Reacting to some stuffs in a completely wrong manner
  • Saying things that do not reflect what I actually feel/want. Worse yet, saying things/reacting in such ways that could be translated 180 differently from what I actually intended
  • I am not being honest to how I feel and what I want
  • I unconsciously pushing people away by saying the wrong things, not communicating well enough that I got myself into a messier situation
  • I made a lot of mistakes, said the wrong things
  • Denying, denying, and more denying (in my defense, I have no solid proofs)

 

아~답답하네.

 

Based on what people advised me to do, I should:

  • Stop pushing people away (but I do that without me knowing it)
  • Stop creating more misunderstanding (ditto above)
  • Be honest with how I feel and what I want
  • Speak up
  • Response and stop denying

 

All the above = dragging me out of my cave to a place where all my fears and insecurities will be exposed.

 

 

아~바보같네.

 

 

“Life is not simple”. Agreed. But sometimes we do have simple wish, and complicated ways to have it. And in this chaotic mess that I might or might not have created for myself. This song consoles me. A lot.

 

 

Lyrics + Translation

 

어깨 – 소유 & 권정열

Lean On Me (lit. translation: shoulder) – So You (of Sistar) & Kwon Jung-Yeol (of 10 CM)

 

 

잘 알죠 모든 게 내 맘 같지 않을 때 / I know it well, when things are not going your way

아무리 뒤척여도 잠은 오지를 않고 / no matter how you toss and turn, you have trouble falling asleep

 

 

전화 속 사람들 이렇게나 많은데 / when you have so many numbers saved in your phone

연락할 누구도 곁에 없을 때 / but can’t seems to dial anyone’s number

 

 

혼자만 있고 싶어도 사실 외로울 때 / when it gets lonely even you feel like being alone

웃어볼 기운도 없을 때가 있죠 / there are times when you do not even have the energy to smile

 

 

할 일은 쌓여서 산더미에 줄어들질 않고 / when things to do keep on piling up and do not seems to be decreasing

자꾸 한숨만 나올 땐 / whenever only sighs that always come out of you

 

 

기대도 돼 기대도 돼요 내게 / you can lean on, you can lean on me

with you.. you.. 언제든 / with you..  you.. whenever

내게 기대 쉬어도 돼요 그대 / lean on me, you can even take a rest, dear

with you.. you 다 이해해 / with you.. you.. I understand it all

 

 

유난히 하루가 길게만 느껴질 때 / whenever the day feels especially long

집으로 가는 길 괜히 멀기만 하고 / and the way home feels nothing but far

 

 

하고픈 이야기 정말 많았었는데 / there are actually so many things you wanted to say

쓴 웃음 지으며 참아버렸죠 / you held it back behind a bitter smile

 

 

누가 툭 건드리기만 하면 금방이라도 / there are times when you feel like if someone pokes you

울음이 터질 것 같을 때가 있죠 / you will immediately burst into tears

 

 

언젠간 괜찮아 질 거라고 애써 생각해도 / when you try to believe everything will be okay

자꾸 한숨만 나올 땐 / but only sighs burst out of your mouth everytime

 

 

기대도 돼 기대도 돼요 내게 / you can lean on, you can lean on me

with you.. you.. 언제든 / with you..  you.. whenever

내게 기대 쉬어도 돼요 그대 / lean on me, you can even take a rest, dear

with you.. you 다 이해해 / with you.. you.. I understand it all

 

 

나만 이런건지 / am I the only one is like this?

혼자 힘든건지 / Is it hard on me alone?

I know I know 잘 하고 있단 걸 / I know I know that you are doing well

그렇게 속으로만 안고있지 말고 / don’t just hold it inside like that

you know you know 내가 곁에 있단 걸 / you know you know that I’m by your side

 

 

기대도 돼 기대도 돼요 내게 / you can lean on, you can lean on me

with you.. you.. 언제든 / with you..  you.. whenever

내게 기대 쉬어도 돼요 그대 / lean on me, you can even take a rest, dear

with you.. you 다 이해해 / with you.. you.. I understand it all

 

 

다 이해해 / I understand

다 이해해 / I understand

다 이해해 / I understand

 

 

“I’m not ready for ……………”

I heard that being said last Friday. I guess it is true for a lot of us for so many things. The thing is though, whether it is love – work- education – relationships – taking a leap of faith – friendships – career changes, we humans will never ready for anything (any changes, any other commitment).

 

 

It is a matter of do we really want it. Are we willing to make an effort to waltz with/to it?

 

We often feel terrified. In my case, that fear might have been caused by:

 

  • The last time I spoke up, all I got was disappointment
  • The last time I showed and be honest with how I felt, ahh those past’s hurts that lasted for years
  • The last time I read something between the lines, I was completely wrong and fell into a world of my own false hopes and fantasies
  • Fear or rejection(s)
  • Fear of jeopardizing what I have right now and ended up losing it
  • To me it’s all vague and uncertain, yet people said I am blind and insensitive

 

I am getting more confused by days. And I don’t know what to do or how to act. Imagine all these are with a number, not just one, things in my life.

 

But I guess, somehow we need to face the fear and know that it is not that things are not going the way it should. It’s more like our beings are just keep on doing things that don’t go a long with what my heart says because of that fears and uncertainties.

 

 

Now, I hope if you are experiencing the same kind of messy situation(s), you will be able to lean on someone/something. While I pray that you (myself, really) get a divine inspiration and understanding of how to decipher what is really going on or of what to do next. Let the song give you some comfort and encouragement.

 

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다 이해해

다 이해해

다 이해해

 

 

아~ 잘됐으면 좋겠다. 이젠 나 어떡하면 좋을까?

 

 

 

Love,

The forever slow to understand and confused Med

 

Strawberry Shortcake and I Hate You – Urban Zakapa

It’s the M day!

 

Thinking + reflecting hat alert *a.k.a longer post*!
 
Today I have a very special song and I have two major reasons (kinda) of why I picked this song *aside from the fact that I like the song as well*

 

So for some weird reasons *which I don’t know what and why* my friends like to ask me for relationships what-do-you-think a.k.a advice/opinion. And for the x times in just a couple of months, those people who confided their relationships stories with me would react and say  that I have just stabbed them “with the painful truth” (newest comment I received last week), often “very straightforward”, or that I gave them good insights and/or points that are “good and blunt” and “cold and rational”. I did all this without me knowing that I did all of the above,  and with no slightest intention to hurt any of them *I care about my friends like A LOT*. No, I’m not usually a very rational nor cold type either.

 

I guess those “cold” and “sharp” comments that I made, derived from my own past experience(s) which taught me that the smallest fake/unrealistic hope would do nothing but hurt you. In the past, I would stick with friends who gave me the answers/comments that I would like to hear the most*instead of what I need – ah humans*. Those with sweet words, wrapped in sparkly maybe-it-would-work, that would make me be in cloud nine and very much eager to chase what often turned out to be a just empty hope. At the end of the day, I would have nothing but gratitude towards my friends (they are turned out to be my closest and best friends) who often slapped me with the ouch-y reality. But they never fail to add those slaps with a breath of *ehem* life relieving air into the-hopeless-in-no-that’s-not-love and the-oh-so -down-and-hurting me. So I guess I am unconsciously paying it forward. Why waste your energy if you know something is not gonna work, instead of focusing on what will work. Right? It’s a piece of cake, right?

 
Well, “a piece of cake” means “easy” right? Let’s break it down now. I have been wanting to learn how to make Japanese strawberry shortcake (because strawberry!). Thanks to *chef* Eugene, we finally got to make our very own cake without blowing up the kitchen. And this idea just came to me. Making the cake was easy. It was simple. But it took a lot of work, time, and patience. It required a long process, sometimes a help or two here and there. You would have to have the right ingredients *like my bright idea of adding lemon zest to the strawberry shortcake recipe was trashed by everyone right away*, right timing, right way to whisk, whip, stir, etc.

 

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The end result will be sweet only if you try your best!

 

And relationships are often like that. It’s like a piece of cake. It is both easy and hard, simple and complicated. Just like to make a good cake, you would have to be sincerely invested in the process. You would have to know what would work or not. What to be included or not to add. I would see it a piece of cake. But for you, if it’s your own cake that you are making, you would have to follow that process.
For all my “victims”. If could be like chef Eugene for you, then I would not be sorry for being cold and sharp. Then again you guys made your own decision to ask me for my opinion :p .

 

Now for all of you who have ? or ! or , in your relationships story. Just one thing: never stay in a relationship or cling on to a false hope where you would have to beg for the other person’s love/attention/care/whatever it is that you are expecting. Well, unless getting hurt is what you want.

 

This song. Oh this song. I hope it will wake you up, console you, give you a free pass to be emo. Even better, I hope it will give you the courage to move on/away from the wrong person at the wrong timing with all the wrong reasons, or to stand up for the well being of your heart *or feelings*.

 

 

 

 

Lyrics + Translation

 

니가 싫어 – 어반 자카파

I Hate you – Urban Zakapa

 

나는 너에게 사랑을 구걸하지 않았어  / I did not beg for your love from you

진심을 원했어 / I wanted sincerity (true heart)

마지막으로 널 봤던 날도  / Even on for the last time, on the day I saw you

널 원하지 않았어 / I did not want you

진심을 원했어 / I wanted your sincerity

 

상처받은 내 마음과 / my scarred heart

더럽혀진 그때 추억 / and the tainted memory of that time

날 바라보던 니 표정 / your expression as you were looking at me

다 너무 싫어 / I hate it all

난 니가 싫어 / I hate you

 

불안했던 우리 모습 / us, who were restless (unsteady)

지켜내려던 내 모습 / me, who were trying to protect it

다 너무 후회가 돼 / I came to regret is all

잘 몰랐던 나 / I did know it better

난 니가 싫어 / I hate you

 

나는 너에게 사랑을 구걸하지 않았어  / I did not beg for your love from you

진심을 원했어 / I wanted sincerity (true heart)

마지막으로 널 봤던 날도  / Even on for the last time, on the day I saw you

널 원하지 않았어 / I did not want you

진심을 원했어 / I wanted your sincerity

 

상처받은 내 마음과 / my scarred heart

더럽혀진 그때 추억 / and the tainted memory of that time

날 바라보던 니 표정 / your expression as you were looking at me

다 너무 싫어 / I hate it all

난 니가 싫어 / I hate you

 

불안했던 우리 모습 / us, who were restless (unsteady)

지켜내려던 내 모습 / me, who were trying to protect it

다 너무 후회가 돼 / I came to regret is all

 

굳게 닫힌 나의 맘과 / my firmly shut heart

돌이킬 수 없는 우리 / and our relationship that has no turning back

서로를 아프게 했던/ the times when we hurt each other

그 때가 싫어 / I hate those times

난 내가 싫어 / I hate you

 

시간이 더 흐른다면 / if time goes by a little bit more

서로를 이해할 수 있을까 / will we be able to understand each other

하지만 그때도 우린 / but even then

만나지 말자 / let’s not meet

이런 내가 싫어 / I hate myself for being like this

 

나는 너에게 늘 진심이었고 / I have had always been sincere towards you

너도 그때만큼은 그랬을 거라 믿어 / I would like to believe that you did so too at least during those times

 

Just remember that It takes two to tango.!

 

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Credit: Fluxus Music/Urban Zakapa

 

With love and care for all of you,

 

Med

Spring? So what? – 10 CM

Hi Monday!

 

Last Friday I realized that there’s a limit that a human body can take from stress + tiredness + the change of season (a.k.a everyone in the office is sick). After 2 weeks straight of 야근 인뜻 야근 아닌 야근 같은 period of time at work *yes, there was such a time period and it seems to be continuing to this week as well*.  I will take this moment to sneak in my apologies esp. to those of you who have been asking for more k-drama posts. Apologies for not having the time to watch, re-watch, think, and write. I wish I could take 1 week off to sleep *oh and to write of course 😉 * . So bear with me with the short music posts *for now*.

 

So what happened on Friday was this: I got ready to go to work, and my body and mind decided to crash. So I called in sick, drank some flu medicine plus the mighty Tolak Angin *shout out to all Indonesians living abroad who cannot live without this magical medicinal a.k.a herbal liquid* and went back to sleep (read: early nap).

 

In the process of getting myself to get back to the sleep mode (not an easy task for me), I found myself rolling on the bed laughing because of this song:

 

 

If you have been following my other SNS/Social Media accounts, you might recognize me as an avid fans of 10 cm. And I’m so glad they published this song for so many reasons that I’m gonna tell you. But first, please do indulge in the hilarious lyrics of this spring-so-what kind of song *sure, you can thank me later*

 

Lyrics + Translation

 

봄이 좋냐?? – 십센치

So You Like Spring (that much)?? – 10 cm  

Official English title: What The Spring??

 

꽃이 언제 피는지 그딴 게 뭐가 중요한데 / when will the flowers bloom, what so important about that kind of crap

날씨가 언제 풀리는지 그딴 거 알면 뭐 할 건데 / when will the weather gets warmer, why the hell would you do if you know about it

추울 땐 춥다고 붙어있고 / when it’s cold, saying  it’s cold and sticking close to each other

더우면 덥다고 니네 진짜 이상해 / if it’s hot, saying it’s  hot. You guys are really weird

너의 달콤한 남친은 사실 피시방을 더 / your sweet boyfriend actually

가고 싶어하지 겁나 피곤하대 / prefers to go to the internet cafe (PC Bang) ‘cause he said he’s super tired

 

봄이 그렇게도 좋냐 멍청이들아 / do you like spring that much? oh these stupid people

벚꽃이 그렇게도 예쁘디 바보들아 / are those cherry blossoms that pretty, you fools

결국 꽃잎은 떨어지지 니네도 떨어져라 / in the end the petals will fall and you guys will too fall apart

몽땅 망해라 / screw all of you

 

아무 문제 없는데 왜 나는 안 생기는 건데 / there’s nothing wrong with me but why I don’t get anyone (bf/gf)

날씨도 완전 풀렸는데 감기는 왜 또 걸리는데 / the weather has definitely gotten warmer, but why did I catch a cold again

추울 땐 추워서 안생기고 / when it’s cold, because it’s cold I get no one

더우면 더워서 인생은 불공평해 / if it’s hot, because it’s hot life is so uncomfortable

너의 완벽한 연애는 아직 웃고 있지만 / your perfect is still all smiles

너도 차일거야 겁나 지독하게 / but you will soon be dumped in the most terrible way

 

봄이 그렇게도 좋냐 멍청이들아 / do you like spring that much? oh these stupid people

벚꽃이 그렇게도 예쁘디 바보들아 / nare those cherry blossoms that pretty, you fools

결국 꽃잎은 떨어지지 니네도 떨어져라 / in the end the petals will fall and you guys will too fall apart

몽땅 / all of you

 

손 잡지 마 팔짱 끼지 마 끌어 안지 마 / don’t hold hands, don’t link arms,  don’t cuddle

제발 아무것도 하지 좀 마 / please just don’t do anything

 

설레지 마 심쿵하지 마 행복하지 마 / don’t you feel fluttered, don’t you have racing hearts, don’t be happy

내 눈에 띄지 마 / don’t be noticeable in front of me

 

봄이 그렇게도 좋냐 멍청이들아 / do you like spring that much? oh these stupid people

벚꽃이 그렇게도 예쁘디 바보들아 / are those cherry blossoms that pretty, you fools

결국 꽃잎은 떨어지지 니네도 떨어져라 / in the end the petals will fall and you guys will too fall apart

몽땅 망해라 / screw you all

 
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How is this song hilarious? Because it’s a bit sarcastic? Sad? Witty? Quirky? Blunt? Against the odds?

Maybe all of that. Or maybe because it’s just simply honest in the funniest way. One thing to bear in mind tho, as soon as spring came, the *Korean* radio will repeatedly air the spring songs. One of the song that you’ll hear on the radio *if not everywhere* so often is the forever spring anthem: 벚꽃 엔딩/Cherry Blossom Ending by 버스커 버스커/Busker Busker. Note that I really like this song as well *for 5 straight years, on each year’s spring time and every other seasons as well*. So when I hear this song, it feels super refreshing.

 

And also this. I understand that spring equals to pink trees verywhere. And that pink is, arguably, romantic. I got this from one of my favourite radio program,  that spring often brings those butterflies in your tummy kinda sensation because the weather is getting warmer and that you see more cheerful colours of the earth. To say it in simple English, research found that you will fall in love easier *or having that falling-in-love like emotions/sensations* in the spring because your brain is triggered by the change of temperature and the more colours that you see around you. You weak brain! 😀

 

Well. Whether you have your plus one or not (even worse, you you are in a long distance relationships *you, yes you!*), I guess not everyone can really follow why the pink cherry blossoms have to be connected with the let’s-be-more-romantic kind of atmosphere.

 

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Credit: @edreaMJ – Burrard Station, Vancouver circa 2015

If you think that there’s nothing about spring to exaggerate, 10 cm got your back! If you still feel like Spring is your chance to have all those romantic cherry blossoms date or extra romantic walking under those pink trees with your date, then you can laugh along this song *I guess* and have breather from those romantic spring anthems.

 

Do you like spring that much? Yes? No? Well, don’t mind if I do! Words of advice tho, cherry blossoms will only bloom for a really short period of time. Before you know it, they will fall to the ground *or washed away by the rain* and bam – they’re gone. So, whether you are starting your relationships because you think that spring is the right time, or if you think that it’s the perfect chance to feel extra excited and lovey dovey, I hope it will last way longer than cherry blossoms bloom!

 

Remember that it is not what triggers your heart *or tummy* to feel that roaming butterflies that matter the most. It’s not the happy colours that should set how close or comfy you are to your plus one. But the most important thing is the fact that you are with that very person. That what makes it special.  And that very decision that you made to be with that person will make you go through not only the during cherry blossoms fever, but also the rest of spring and all through the other 3 seasons times infinity.

 

Happy spring all!

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몽땅  망해라! ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

 

Love,

Med