Sunday, December 25, 2011

黑髮尤物 Black-Haired Beautiful Girl - 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai


Song: Black-Haired Beautiful Girl ( 黑髮尤物 Hei Fa You Wu )

(This is one of the hardest Jolin's songs to translate, following "Bravo Lover". The meaning of the lyrics came as a surprise to me while I was translating and reading up further on what the idioms and phrases meant. And I was lost couple of times in the MV when I was matching the MV lyrics to mine for checking; that's how mesmerising the MV is, that's how mesmerising our "Black-Haired Beautiful Girl" is.

Enjoy!

Ps: This is a Christmas present for my friend Linoa, a Jolin fan from France!)

Album: Myself

別聽寂寞 糜縻之音
Bie Ting Ji Mo Mi Mi Zhi Yin
(Don’t listen to loneliness, a lewd music)

別為單身 無病呻吟
Bie Wei Dan Shen Wu Bing Shen Yin
(Don’t moan over an imaginary illness because of singlehood)

該換了裝 心整了型
Gai Huan Le Zhuang Xin Zheng Le Xing
(It’s time to change an outfit, and a surgery done to fix the heart’s shape)

愛情怎能 乏人問津
Ai Qing Zen Neng Fa Ren Wen Jin
(How can there be a lack of interest in love)

黑髮尤物 只想愛之有物
Hei Fa You Wu Zhi Xiang Ai Zhi You Wu
(Black-haired beautiful girl only wishes to love somebody)

浪漫滿屋 手帕交也兼顧
Lang Man Man Wu Shou Pa Jiao Ye Jian Gu
(Romantic full house and close friends are taken care of too)

數隻數隻 紙老虎 請別來 搭訕裝酷
Shu Zhi Shu Zhi Zhi Lao Hu Qing Bie Lai Da Shan Zhuang Ku
(Counting one by one paper tigers, please don’t come and hit on me while trying to act cool)

黑髮的 BEAUTIFUL GIRL 如此獨一無二
Hei Fa De Beautiful Girl Ru Ci Du Yi Wu Er
(Black-haired beautiful girl is simply unique and unmatched)

酷有自我風格 獨有的麗質本色
Ku You Zi Wo Feng Ge Du You De Li Zhi Ben Se
(She is strong with her own style and her natural personal beauty)

妳眼裡 有天生 迷人的琥珀色
Ni Yan Li You Tian Sheng Mi Ren De Hu Po Se
(In your eyes, there’s an inborn mesmerising amber colour)

當妳覺得熱 全世界都有點渴
Dang Ni Jue De Re Quan Shi Jie Dou You Dian Ke
(The moment you feel hot, the whole world turns thirsty)

You can handle this! This!

You can handle this! This!

別對愛情 生疑心病
Bie Dui Ai Qing Sheng Yi Xin Bing
(Don’t develop a suspicion disorder towards love)

賠了王子 又折了兵
Pei Le Wang Zi You Zhe Le Bing
(Compensating with your prince, and losing your soldiers too [To suffer a double loss instead of making a gain])

還拎著包 WINDOW SHOPPING
Hai Ling Zhe Bao Window Shopping
(Still carrying your bag and window shopping)

剩女更該 進場血拼
Sheng Nv Geng Gai Jin Chang Xue Pin
(The remaining girls are changing to go for shopping)

黑髮尤物 最愛護小動物
Hei Fa You Wu Zui Ai Hu Xiao Dong Wu
(Black-haired beautiful girl treasures little animals the most)

馭愛有術 不搶當大丈夫
Yu Ai You Shu Bu Qiang Dang Da Zhang Fu
(Making love with skill, and does not fight to be the real man)

假扮寵物 吃老虎 幸福是 囊中之物
Jia Ban Chong Wu Chi Lao Hu Xing Fu Shi Nang Zhong Zhi Wu
(Posing as a pet to eat up the tigers [a fierce character acting stupid to trap the others], happiness is in the pocket [easily acquired])

黑髮的 BEAUTIFUL GIRL 是溫柔狠角色
Hei Fa De Beautiful Girl Shi Wen Rou Hen Jiao Se
(Black-haired beautiful girl is a gentle and fierce character)

美到魂不守舍 讓男人三從四德
Mei Dao Hun Bu Shou She Rang Nan Ren San Cong Si De
(She’s so beautiful till one’s mind is unhinged, causing guys to follow the three obedience and four virtues)

妳的心 有天生 優雅旗袍裹著
Ni De Xin You Tian Sheng You Ya Qi Pao Guo Zhe
(In your heart, there’s an inborn graceful cheongsam wrapped around it)

當妳戀愛了 全世界都失戀了
Dang Ni Lian Ai Le Quan Shi Jie Dou Shi Lian Le
(The moment you are in love, the whole world has fallen out of love)

You can handle this! This!

You can handle this! This!

黑髮的 BEAUTIFUL GIRL 如此獨一無二
Hei Fa De Beautiful Girl Ru Ci Du Yi Wu Er
(Black-haired beautiful girl is simply unique and unmatched)

酷有自我風格 獨有的麗質本色
Ku You Zi Wo Feng Ge Du You De Li Zhi Ben Se
(She is strong with her own style and her natural personal beauty)

妳眼裡 有天生 迷人的琥珀色
Ni Yan Li You Tian Sheng Mi Ren De Hu Po Se
(In your eyes, there’s an inborn mesmerising amber colour)

當妳覺得熱 全世界都有點渴
Dang Ni Jue De Re Quan Shi Jie Dou You Dian Ke
(The moment you feel hot, the whole world turns thirsty)

OH 他喜歡 聽妳在他耳邊
Oh Ta Xi Huan Ting Ni Zai Ta Er Bian
(Oh, he loves to hear you speak beside his ear)

呵氣對他說 YES SIR
He Qi Dui Ta Shuo Yes Sir
(Blowing air onto him and telling him “Yes Sir”)

OH 妳知道 愛要欲擒故縱
Oh Ni Zhi Dao Ai Yao Yu Qin Gu Zong
(Oh, you know that in order to capture love, you need to loosen it first)

以柔克剛的 WINNER
Yi Rou Ke Gang De Winner
(A winner who uses softness to conquer strength)

BEAUTIFUL GIRL 如此獨一無二
Beautiful Girl Ru Ci Du Yi Wu Er
(Beautiful girl is simply unique and unmatched)

酷有自我風格 獨有的麗質本色
Ku You Zi Wo Feng Ge Du You De Li Zhi Ben Se
(She is strong with her own style and her natural personal beauty)

妳眼裡 有天生 迷人的琥珀色
Ni Yan Li You Tian Sheng Mi Ren De Hu Po Se
(In your eyes, there’s an inborn mesmerising amber colour)

當妳覺得熱 全世界都有點渴
Dang Ni Jue De Re Quan Shi Jie Dou You Dian Ke
(The moment you feel hot, the whole world turns thirsty)

黑髮的 BEAUTIFUL GIRL 是溫柔狠角色
Hei Fa De Beautiful Girl Shi Wen Rou Hen Jiao Se
(Black-haired beautiful girl is a gentle and fierce character)

美到魂不守舍 讓男人三從四德
Mei Dao Hun Bu Shou She Rang Nan Ren San Cong Si De
(She’s so beautiful till one’s mind is unhinged, causing guys to follow the three obedience and four virtues)

妳的心 有天生 優雅旗袍裹著
Ni De Xin You Tian Sheng You Ya Qi Pao Guo Zhe
(In your heart, there’s an inborn graceful cheongsam wrapped around it)

當妳戀愛了 全世界都失戀了
Dang Ni Lian Ai Le Quan Shi Jie Dou Shi Lian Le
(The moment you are in love, the whole world has fallen out of love)

You can handle this! This!

You can handle this! This!

You can handle this! This!

You can handle this! This!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dreamland and Reality

Why can't I just swap dream and reality around? I'd rather have the unexpected happen than for the expected to never happen.

爲什麽現實和夢境不能對調?我寧可讓意想不到的事情發生,也不願朝思暮想的事永不發生。

今天想了一整天,最終還是決定把它寫下來。

我覺得這應該是我第一次,做夢得到如此的安全感吧?


夢裏有趣的開始是,在我慌張的時候,突然出現一個人,她身旁帶著另外一個人,莫名其妙的狀況下我被封為她的二老婆、而另一位年齡大我挺多是大老婆。之後,任何場合都是由我們三人一起出席。

而我就緊緊地抓住她的左手。

她是誰?我不知道。臉也沒看得太清楚,在夢裏我也沒稱呼她。就一直跟著她,跟著她。

影響最深刻就是我時時刻刻在夢裏都能感受到那溫暖的掌心,因爲我們從沒鬆手過,或者應該說在我最需要她的時候,她的手都是牽著我的手。

最後的結局,她似乎說了我對她的重要,我還記得那時結婚戒指好像在我的口袋裏。我們坐著,而她給我一個側身大擁抱。


這令我想到我心胸還真不狹窄,最心愛的人和別人分享也無所謂。

只要她一直對我那麽好又讓我粘著她就行了。

突然有所感嘆,如果夢境是真的,那還真不錯。我就繼續儅她的小老婆吧!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hong Kong Trip Day 5

The day started with a light breakfast at Disneyland. But I didn't have the appetite to eat anything; stomach's usually closed in the morning.

While they were having breakfast...

I noticed a flock of baby birds gathering around.

Next, my uncle was saying that we should leave all the photo taking with characters aside and focused on taking all the rides.

So there goes my Chip & Dale... T.T

But before I knew it, my cousin was queuing up to take photo with Disney Princesses. And I was thinking, so much for making use of our time. I ran away and came back with a butter corncob - my breakfast.

I didn't take any photo with the Disney Princesses though, I refused to take photo with any characters that are revealing their faces, don't want to spoil my own childhood. :P

Since we visited Tomorrowland yesterday, we headed to Fantasyland today!

Our first ride, Merry-Go-Round!

What a Beautiful Horse! ^^

Mickey sculpture was around and this reminded me of one of my favourite episodes, The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

And our hardworking broom, too hardworking I must say.

Next we went to a 4D show, and it was really well done. The screen covered the side of the walls too, other than the stage. At the end of the show, a real Donald (a sculpture though) appeared off the screen.

The Mickey Door to the 4D show theater.

Posters on the way there, the Hades one looks special. :)

And there's a Genie poster too!

The next ride is like a ride made for me my Eeyore.

Eeyore...

Eeyore... (And my Baby Eeyore)

Eeyore Ride (aka Pooh Bear Ride)

And more Eeyore!!!

The End. :)

After a lane down my childhood memories, it's time for lunch! The cafe was Castle themed with some of Disney classics statues.

Cinderella under a massive light

And my favourite, Beauty and the Beast! :)

The helpers at Disneyland kind of don't treat me as a child anymore so I don't get any free stickers. But they gave my cousin and she'll give it to me, especially if it's Eeyore, but I think we didn't get an Eeyore one.

However when I was buying my lunch, the cashier got impatient waiting for me to dig out my money and she smacked a few pieces of the same stickers on my tray. My first free stickers?

A sword in a heart glass window (at the Cafe)

The food wasn't that bad. After the few days of oily food at Hong Kong, Disneyland's food was the best! I got myself a plate of Curry Chicken Rice + Tomato Soup. And afterwards we continued with our rides.

Flying Dumbo!
Love the water effects at the background of the photo.

And what do you know? We saw more Disney characters mascots walking around so we went to take photo with them again! Just when we were about to take photo with Pooh Bear, he left and after a few minutes another Pooh Bear came back.

What do I mean by another? Most probably they swapped people because this Pooh Bear coming back walks like a gangster. Lols.

I took my Eeyore to take a photo with him.

Eeyore's in this photo too, the Pooh just kinda took it and stuffed it under his shirt, smelly.

I vaguely hear the helpers talking about me bringing an Eeyore. Well, there isn't an Eeyore around. And Pooh is his only friend... So... :)

And a Donald Duck wearing Chinese Costume.

Took me a long time to find Alice in Wonderland characters but they are back-facing me...

My favourite Cheshire Cat...

And the White Rabbit who's always in a rush.

We took 2 more rides at Fantasyland, one is Mad Hatter's Tea Cups and another is a boat ride with a very cheery theme.

Next, on our way to Adventureland, I spotted an interesting thing.

Some really interesting statues...

That will spit water at people!!!

Close up of one, but it's kinda cooling though because the weather was rather hot.

Next we took a river boat ride as a family. And previously we were discussing whether or not to look at the parade, but we decided not to. However after the boat ride, we realised the parade's coming close to us, so me and little aunty ran for it and we managed to watch the ending of the parade.

I recalled I went back to Main Street, U.S.A. to attend a short drawing class for Minnie Mouse together with my cousin and mother. My drawing skills ain't that great though, and I was the only one smart enough to bring an eraser there. :P

We head back to Adventureland afterwards to take a last final ride, as most of them are tired, only a few of us went.

It's across the river.

So we took a raft there.

The last attraction of the day, presenting "Tarzan's Treehouse".

It's right across the bridge.



Baby Tarzan.

An ancient piano.

Tarzan and Jane.

And a not-so-alive skeleton.

Sadly we were in a rush and I didn't get the chance to play this.

Before we go, I must say this elephant looks really real life! O.o

We headed for a Lion King musical and I thought it will be as bad as USS, but it was unexpectedly good, even with the Cantonese sound in it (only partially). The best thing was there was air-con inside, air-con~ I was sweating really bad for the whole day, maybe I've lose some weight because of that? *Angel's Emoticon*

I was trying so hard to take a photo of Timon but HE JUST CAN'T STAY STILL!

A bit better? :|


Simba, he's stationary though but I bet there's someone pulling some strings to make his head move.

After the musical, they stayed for another round of Castle Lights Show. I stayed for the first but I was kinda tired so I told my mother we should go back to the room first, after all we've already watched the second show and the crowd afterwards will be terrible. But before that, I got myself another round of corncobs! ^^

I also did a lot of shopping during my final day at Disneyland!

A last Eeyore photo, pull Pooh pull!

The next day, we got to say goodbye to Disneyland. Before I forget, one last round of Eeyore's photos on the bed.




We're heading to the airport afterwards.

Free Hugs

What has this world turned to? Why are there so many people uncared for? So many people suffering in silence. No one to turn to.

Of course we can't care for all the people in this world, even if we do, we usually only take note of people whom are suffering physically. What about those people who are suffering from mental torture?

There are so many cases in this world, probably including the friend sitting next to you.

Just because we don't say a word, doesn't mean we're not hurt. Even if we do, all we get is laughed at and people telling us there are much more unfortunate people out there. Other unfortunate people, that's their business. You can't compare their pain to our pain. Everybody handle pain differently.

And because there are so many uncaring people like them, many people really go into serious depression because people treat what they said as a joke when they tell them they really have depression.


To all those suffering people...
Free Hugs?


No I'm joking, here's a teddy bear hug for you!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hong Kong Trip Day 4

After a long time of hesitation... Carrot presents Hong Kong Disneyland!


We reached there in the afternoon because we had to travel from our previous hotel and plus a little delay here and there. And when we reached, we need to wait for a while before we could check in. So we explored the entrance parts of Disneyland.


Mickey Mouse Is Everywhere~

Day View

Night View

Daisy Duck

Coming to Disneyland is like a dream come true to kids. All your favourite characters come to life! And 24 hours of Disney Channel!

Upon entering the gates~

Posters of shows at Disneyland

Stepping foot into Disneyland

The first attraction we visited showcased some of Disney (and Disney Pixar) most famous movies. I took a lot of photos of my favourite Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast.

Beast Statue

Belle Statue

Beauty and the Beast Drawings (Expanded View)

Fully coloured drawing of a scene in Beauty and the Beast
The colours of the drawing blended nicely


Animations were done with pieces of paper in the past

Concept Art for Beast

Rough sketch of Beast and Belle


Previous edition of Beauty and the Beast


Disney Pixar Zoetrope

It starts animating when it spins at a very fast speed plus the usage of blinking vertical lights


Scribbles of Toy Story characters on a whiteboard

Aladdin Concept Art

Tarzan Concept Art

Ratatouille Concept Art

And before we headed back to put our stuffs in the hotel, I saw my aunty and cousin queuing up to take photo with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, so I excitedly joined in, like a big kid.

Smile :)

Our rooms are finally ready and what do you know? Mickey Mouse Is Everywhere~

Mickey Mouse Decorative Plate

Mickey Mouse Cup, Mickey Mouse Shampoo and Soap

Mickey Mouse Toilet Curtains

Mickey Mouse Paper

And last but not least, Mickey Mouse Room Card!

We went back in to Disneyland again, and this time we are ready to play some rides without our heavy baggage. Our first stop, Tomorrowland!

To Infinity and Beyond!

Walking through the long passageway to the ride with Buzz Lightyear themed decorations

Main Gameplay: The car travels in a set route, however players are able to control its rotation. The objective of the game is to shoot down as many enemies as possible. Ranking will be shown at the end of the ride based on your score.

Did I mentioned I am very bad at shooting games?

I guess it took me a while to realise that the gun actually work because I missed too many shots. Grandma in the front car was obviously bored.

One of the enemies

We took other rides like indoor roller coaster and flying dumbo.

I was so excited about the trip that I totally forgot I have phobia for roller coaster. To make matters worst, the person sitting beside me was a total stranger. So by the time I was in the ride, the "Oh-oh" sound rang in my head. I gripped the handle for my life!

But I guess it wasn't as bad as the Mummy ride in USS.

Nightfall came pretty fast and we entered a final attraction which is an interactive Stitch show. After the show, it was pretty dark and almost all the rides were closed. So we took a long glance at the Castle lights show. But we came in pretty late so we were blocked by many.

A lighted up Disney Castle

The first castle show ended and we took a little exploration in the dark.

Under a beautiful light in a jungle area


The glowing lantern


The second castle show was about to start and we managed to grab a front seat

I bought a Mickey Mouse Jelly and someone decided to appear in the photo with it


Let's say goodbye to Disneyland for now, see you tomorrow! :)