Sunday, 31 May 2009

My Heaven Big Bang

Prior to this I did wrote a post entitle 'BIG BANG inTown', and related to that, I just found out that Big Bang were here to make their new music video for a song namedMy Heaven ( one of the my fav) Japanese Version. The name of the original version(in korean) is Heaven(Cheonguk).

Their new Japan album will be release on 26th this month! Thinking of buying it but it is quite costy. A cd merely contains 2 songs cost about ¥1000 or ¥1800 including DVD(music video and the video of the making to the video) one.

I just found it yesterday after coming across it on the U-tube.Anyway i uploaded 2 of the videos, one is the Japanese version and another is the the original one.

The difference are ,one, obviously the language itself but what distinguish both of these (besides the language used) is the harmony between th lyric(of both language) and the melody. I m used to listen to Heaven Korean version and it is kinda weird to hear it in Japanese. And personally i think that the song is acceptable but not an anticipating one.

Big Bang - My Heaven (Japanese version)


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Big Bang - Heaven/ Cheonguk (Original version)

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The 1st time i hear to the original Heaven, there is an impact, this feel of i-want-to-listen-again kind of feeling, thatt is to say that, the lyric fit perfectly with the melody.
Eventhough i understand not a word of it (except for the english word, Heaven, and love ), the song still sound beautifully.
But when i hear the Japanese version of Heaven, everyting seem to crumble down.. not that enjoyable anymore especially when u understand the language and it sound funny(no offense guys) for someone who just learn the language to sing it in the language u have just learn (a.k.a none native speakers). It don't sound right.Even my Japanese suck...i still can speak smoothly to my japanse friends...luckly enough they dont mind. Unless u master it and u are able to speak and sound like the native speaker(in this case singing), only then the lyric and melody is united as one, and a nice perfect song is created!

(i m not a expert in music, i just write what i know and feel...

nway hope u guys enjoy the song!

Friday, 29 May 2009

Memories of Hakone (箱根)

This was actually last 2 weeks' episode but (as explain in the previous post) i have been procrastinating..

However,on 16th May, i had joined this field trip to Hakone under my, Meiji University. This trip was only held specially for foreigner students (later i found out there is a Japanese student joining it too). Anyhow, since that it only cost ¥2000 (which was unacceptable cheap) including lunch, it was a fun and enjoyable one.

Hakone, a town in Kanagawa Prefecture is one of the famous tourist attraction in Japan. Hakone is famous for its everlasting nature beauty and its active sulphur vents and onsen (hot spring). Besides that Lake Aishi which like a mirror which reflect Mount Fuji, is also a popular tourist attraction.

But on that day, the weather wasnt encouraging for outdoor activities, with cloudy sky and irregular drizzle. 'this explain why my pictures are very gloomy) But no worry, me and my friends were exciteand filled with enthusiasm..

Our trip started at around 8am and we reached there around 10.30am at the top of Owakudani (大涌谷),a volcanic valley with active sulphur vents and hot springs . We go there and have sight of the suphur vent which emits foul smell. It was awlful though.




Looks like war occur here where lots of bom exploded..


its the sulphur dent..


This is an egged boiled in the sulphur dent..its said to be able to extend ur life for 7 years,
if u eat one, and if u eat 3 of it, you will live till you end you life (get what it meant?)


cost around ¥500 for 5 eggs.

From right, me, a Shi (China),Joanne,Ichi san(Japanese), Dina (russia)
They are some of the new friends i met there.



After strooling around , eaiting eggs and taking pictures,
we climb down to the Cable car station where we took down to the AshiLake (芦ノ湖).



Teachers who are very friendly, joked with us all the way down
to the next station near Ashi Lake.

The 2 tourist ships docking the Ashi Lake's pier.(picture was taking from the cable car)

As soon as we reached the foot of the hill, we ride the bus to a restaurant beside Ashi Lake, where we took our lunch.


The lunch was beautifully smart!It was Japanese cuisine and it was one of the best one i have ever tried.There is rice, soba, fish , and at the middle of it is a cup of Japanese Alkohol drink which i mistakenly thought it for a special sparkling drink..(i refrain myself from taking anything toxican to the body and mind) But frankly speaking it was tasty, and the alkohol porpotion is not high.(if it high i m going to have bad headache)


me and my pal, Joanne...

After lunch we move to the terminal, to ride the boat around the Ashiko lake..

The Blue Pirate ship is attacking the port.....( lies)...kinda dissapointed coz i thought at first that we were going to ride the big pirate ships ,but too bad, we end up on a normal cruise ship instead..huhu

The Orange Pearl ship...named it myself...

Doing the Titanic scene....
unfortunately no companion that come from the back to
add the romantic feel..huhu



the side of the lake
me and my housemate, Firdaus and Qudduss..on the cruise r....

Then the cruise docked at the another side of the lake, where is near to Hakone Sekisho Ato
(箱ね関所跡). its a checkpoint (i think) during the Edo era...it was built to avoid rebellion that occur during those times.( i cant expalin more coz i dont really know about the whole thing)




This pic above was taken from the top of a hill used as a look out post during those times...


I look tired in the pic huh..Seriously, i was damn tired and i was hungry at the same time.

the modal in the huts..i dont really know what all its about though.






This ship attractiveness of the ship caught my eye...i dont know why, but i like to look at this Orange Pearl ( i called it) drifting on the lake. Maybe it is because i like ships especiall pirate ones..Thats why i enjoy watching Pirate of the Caribbean!!

Our trip ended with confectionery(biscuits,cakes,etc) shopping!!! I bought some boxes of nice Japanese Hakone special made biscutes and cakes. Bought one box for my classmate who went to Guam earlier (for his sister's wedding) and bought me a box of Guam-made biscuits. Joanne bought a lot,seriously, it was a lot of boxes. She was planning to give each box to each of her Japanese friends.. what a thoughtful friend huh..

in the bus, slept all the way back...ZZzzzzz.....ZZzzzzz...

We reached Meiji University around 5pm earlier than planned..It was damn fun dispite the annoying rain and cloudy sky. It was a unforgettable trip .....YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

The Procrastinating `Ghost`

Argh!!!!! Lazy!!!! feel like doing stuff that i enjoy doing but i m x sure what i wanted to do.... recently, i have been lazing around, turning into a lazy pig, spending most of my time watching video on U-Tube(there is this one Korean reality show which really amusing and funny despite the fact that watching it is a purely act of wasting time....shall talk about this later too)..

Seriously, even my blog is not active anymore, comparing to the early month of the year, my posting frequency have been droping drastically from 11 posting in January to 3 posting in May. Since that i have had promised myself that i m going to post anything about my life there daily (dispite there are no one have intrest in them.), i felt a remotest feeling of guilt somewhere in me...

However, i have a few stories to share, some where i have been planning, but it is kinda old ones happened few weeks, months earlier. All of them are still playing in my mind, enticing me to post them as soon as i have my hand on the keyboard ...Some of them will like pop out, in the middle of me concentrating hard in class, and then disolved whenever i have the chance to compose them...

Due to my constant attitude of procrastination, i m showing the tendecy to bring every work,stuff forward...not that i m having no time to just post a simple article, but it just that this proscratinating attitude that has been haunted me every since (when?), really talking a toll on me...(not that i m neclecting my studies k)..

Abd to be frank i m kinda terrified ( is this too strong?-changing it to 'worry' then..) of this procrastinating attitude which recently have reemerged in side me...like a intimidating ghost!

Help me anyone!!!!


However, i m going to post those stories one by one later on k.(sign of procrastination again)

Friday, 22 May 2009

I was on Japan TV!!!!!

Hahaha...one of my dreams ( not exactly the main, biggest one though) has finally come true!!!

it all started when.....

Last month, Bhupinder Khera(Boop), my Taiping,Malaysian friend who is currently working as a steward for the Singapore Airline ( betrayer), came to Japan and visited me for the 2nd time in 1 years.. The last time was last August 2008, where i made a story so that i can skip class.( lied my teacher- the regretted).

This time was in the middle of April, on Wednesday,and lucky enough it was a public holiday.. This time i brought him to Asakusa, then Joanne ( my friend who is studying inn MeijiUni,3rd year, Mara student joined us) then we went to Tokyo Tower and walk around Akihabara and the Emperial Palace(which we end up 'lepaking' in a garden nearby rather than going to the palace itself).

At the Observation Deck, Tokyo Tower..


Lepaking in the garden...Emperial Palace,Tokyo.

So it was in Asakusa where Boop and I was visiting this famous shrine called Senjo-ji, an ancient Buddhist Temple and is the oldest in Tokyo, when a Japanese guy approached us and was asking whether its ok if they would like to interview us, "only 2 minutes, please, both of you..", he said..i l later learned that it was for a game show..

I was damn excited, however, Boop wasnt convince with it..he was reluctant to join me, but at last i manage to talk him into it..

There was it, the camera man, the intrepreter, and a guy who i m sure the one who is in charge of the whole interview. Then this intrepreter,a Japanese lady with her fine English, was explaining briefly about the whole thing.

' We are going to show u 2 picture of Japanese ladies. You choose who you want them to be your girlfriend,'she said. Then the guy who is in charge of the interview show us 2 picture.


They are Japanese stars..not that famous but yet they always appear on Japanese game shows..i knew them but i was acting like i havent seen them before(acting like a Foreign tourist).

Instantly i pointed at the one who is wearing the white blouse..Boop did the same. Then she asked us why is it so..

"She looks more pretty and more natural. However the girl in pink looks unnatural and there is something wrong somewhere(i was making the 'apostrophy' hand gestures)", I answered...

and Boop said something similar to me too.

Then the interpreter asked Boop ,"If you want to date this girl, where will you like to bring her to?".

"Maybe watching movie and a nice dinner",Boop answered unsurely..

"Why dont you choose this girl with pink, she look cute to me'",asserted the interpreter again.

"She doesnt look natural and there is something wrong somewhere", I answered again 'but she is kinda cute though'..

"Owh i see. Actually, do you guys know that this is actually a guy, who had a sex change surgery", pointing at the girl in pink.(i was making those 'owh-shit, i-dont-know-that-owh my goodness' kinda of shocking expression, while in side me, i was lauging and said 'u plastic'..hahaha...).

"You guys have good man intuition', she continued.

"But she really did a good job changing herself thought" ,Boop added.

"Yeah i agree, she is kinda cute, really" , I barged in.

Then everything finished...hahaha

I was damn thrilled for the whole day..looking forward to look at me, myself on tv...what a dream come true..although i m not on tv for any talent stuff, but yet, i have had the chance.. That is good enough..heheh


Then, just now, a friend of mine texted me, and mentioning that he saw me on TV!!
i was excited and in a flash get the remote and switch the channel,change and change but to no avail. It must finished by now. So i called him about it instead.

From this post, i m sure that you guys who read it, think that i might be desperated to be in TV, and to be frank I sometimes like to be in the lime light. But, sometimes i want to experience how those famous stars known by all live their life, but on the second thought, I enjoy do enjoy my life now though...

Friday, 15 May 2009

Big Bang is in Town!!


BIG BANG is in town!!!
OK.. i m sure most of you guys don't know who or what Big Bang is.
Big Bang is a Korean boy band ( guys i know what r u guys thinking- 'pretty boys, jambu etc'..but who cares anyway. What really matter is that their songs are cool man!) and they are famous across Asiaeven as far as US and Europe( suprisingly).

This is the 1st Korean group which i enjoyed most. I wasnt a big fan of Korea drama, songs and fashion, not until a friend of mine,
Farah who was my school mate in ABK Japanese Language School,
introduced me to a song named 'Lies' by Big Bang.Also How Gee and Haru Haru too.
The moment i listen to, the song got stuck and it resonated in my mind, playing continiously like Britney's and Gwen stefani's songs did when i firstly listen to Toxic and What you are waiting for.....
Since then, i will hum the song if i have the chance to do so, like i dont have anything better to do.
Even in class!! It clearly shows that I really enjoy theie songs. SInce that some of the songs are in English (Number One, Make love), it make me easier to remember ..and thankfully I still does..
I am a fan(not a die-hard one k...maybe abit over-liking i guess..hehe) since Nov 2008... when i told my friends about it,some of them here who knew about this band said that i m outdated, because Lies was released in 2007. Kristy who is my friends from ABK also enjoy Lies, so sometimes we would sit together and lip- sync it...i would act like TOP...but she would say that i m too late to know the song..huhu...SO WHAT?!


The songs i enjoyed most is
Lies,Haru2, Heaven, How Gee, B I G B A N G, Make Love, SO Beautiful, etc.
not forgetting STYLISH ....
As a matter of fact i enjoy most of their songs...most of their songs are pop...
From here i got to know other Korean artist like
Gummy, Lee Hyori, Wonder Girls and SNSD.



As u can see in the pic, the group consists of 5 members,
(from right)
TOP,the rapper,who enjoy acting and write songs,
Dae Sung, the funny vocalist and likes to cheer up the mood,
Tae Yang, vocalist and a very good dancer(reminds me of Justin Timberlake),
G-Dragon, the leader and the song writter for most of their songs,
and sometimes he has bad taste in fashion...
Last but not least Sung Ri (victory) ,
who is the youngest member, a vocalist and sometimes he is too confident in anything he does.

Each of them have their own single too which is unique in their own way..
Like Sung-ri with his sexual appealling Strong Women Mv,
TOP
with his 'BIG BOY' rapping song,
Tae Yang did sang a relatively interesting tunes like, Make Love and Looking At Me,
G-Dragon sang This LOve an adaptation from Maroon 5's This Love,
Dae Sung does has one but i m x sure about the title of it, but it is a Korean country song.

Anyway, today, Russell msg in the early of the morning, and i was too lazy to have a look and just ignoree it. Tthen when i read the msg, i jumped and rush to the living room, and turn on the tv. He was saying that Big Bang is in town,in Tokyo and it was on the news(30 minutes earlier)...I just want to watch what its all about, hoping that by chance i could meet them.
But, to my astonishment, the news about them finish before i could on the tv. huhuhu

I just wish i could know where is their whereabout so that i could be there and by sheer luck i might come across with the member or at least watch them perform live...if possible i wanna come across them like i did with BRITNEY SPEARS!!!!!!(that will be another story)

Hope you enjoy the Mv.Lies..

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