Saturday, December 15, 2012

我 I - 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai

This is not a song, it's Jolin's life.

After the MV was released on Monday, I've never rewatched it again till today. Because I was afraid I will cry again. It was hard to check my translations with my vision full of tears. This song was surprisingly easy to translate, perhaps because I knew the story so well almost as though it was part of my life. We all have parts of our life which are weak and cowardly. However, true courage comes when you choose to confront it. Sometimes it makes me wonder, will we still have the same Jolin if she hadn't work so hard out of fear that she wouldn't be love? Or her perseverance and resistance has always been part of her?

I hope more fans will get to know Jolin as a true person. She is not just a glamorous princess. And I hope the real Jolin remembers the courage she gave to the other Jolin in the MV. I wish that one day I will get to hear "I" live. She always wants us to have fun at her concerts, I hope she can let us share her sadness too even if we don't understand it.

Without music and dance, am I important?

Song: 我 I
Album: Muse

當退去光鮮外表
Dang tui qu guang xian wai biao
When I remove my glamorous outfit

當我卸下睫毛膏
Dang wo xie xia jie mao gao
When I remove my mascara

脫掉高跟鞋的腳
Tuo diao gao gen xie de jiao
Without high heels on my feet

是否還能站得高
Shi fou hai neng zhan de gao
Will I still be able to stand tall

當一天掌聲變小
Dang yi tian zhang sheng bian xiao
One day when the applause gets softer

可還有人對我笑
Ke hai you ren dui wo xiao
Will there still be people smiling at me

停下歌聲和舞蹈
Ting xia ge sheng he wu dao
Without music and dance

我是否重要
Wo shi fou zhong yao
Am I important

我鏡子裡的她
Wo jing zi li de ta
The person in my mirror

好陌生的臉頰
Hao mo sheng de lian jia
Such an unfamiliar face

哪個我是真的哪個是假
Na ge wo shi zhen de na ge shi jia
Which is the real me, which is the fake

我用別人的愛定義存在
Wo yong bie ren de ai ding yi cun zai
I use the love of others to define my existence

怕生命空白
Pa sheng ming kong bai
Afraid my life will be empty

卻忘了該不該讓夢掩蓋
Que wang le gai bu gai rang meng yan gai
Yet I forget whether I should let dream cover up

當年那女孩
Dang nian na nv hai
That girl from the past

假如你看見我 這樣的我
Jia ru ni kan jian wo zhe yang de wo
If you see me, this side of me

膽怯又軟弱
Dan qie you ruan ruo
Cowardly and weak

會閃躲 還是說
Hui shan duo hai shi shuo
Will you dodge or will you say

你更愛我
Ni geng ai wo
You love me even more

當一天舞台變小
Dang yi tian wu tai bian xiao
One day when the stage becomes smaller

還有誰把我看到
Hai you shui ba wo kan dao
Who will still be able to see me

莫非是我不夠好
Mo fei shi wo bu gou hao
Could it be I am not good enough

誰會來擁抱
Shui hui lai yong bao
Who will come for a hug

我鏡子裡的她
Wo jing zi li de ta
The person in my mirror

好陌生的臉頰
Hao mo sheng de lian jia
Such an unfamiliar face

哪個我是真的哪個是假
Na ge wo shi zhen de na ge shi jia
Which is the real me, which is the fake

我用別人的愛定義存在
Wo yong bie ren de ai ding yi cun zai
I use the love of others to define my existence

怕生命空白
Pa sheng ming kong bai
Afraid my life will be empty

卻忘了該不該讓夢掩蓋
Que wang le gai bu gai rang meng yan gai
Yet I forget whether I should let dream cover up

當年那女孩
Dang nian na nv hai
That girl from the past

假如你看見我 這樣的我
Jia ru ni kan jian wo zhe yang de wo
If you see me, this side of me

膽怯又軟弱
Dan qie you ruan ruo
Cowardly and weak

會閃躲 還是說
Hui shan duo hai shi shuo
Will you dodge or will you say

你更愛我
Ni geng ai wo
You love me even more

我怕沒有人愛 不算存在
Wo pa mei you ren ai bu suan cun zai
I am afraid if no one loves me, I am non existent

生命剩空白
Sheng ming sheng kong bai
My life is left with emptiness

卻忘了我應該誠實對待
Que wang le wo ying gai cheng shi dui dai
Yet I forget I should honestly treat

當年那女孩
Dang nian na nv hai
That girl from the past

假如你看見我 這樣的我
Jia ru ni kan jian wo zhe yang de wo
If you see me, this side of me

窩在個角落
Wo zai ge jiao luo
Curled up at a corner

會閃躲 還是說
Hui shan duo hai shi shuo
Will you dodge or will you say

你更愛我
Ni geng ai wo
You love me even more

會閃躲 還是說
Hui shan duo hai shi shuo
Will you dodge or will you say

你更愛我
Ni geng ai wo
You love me even more

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

迷幻 Fantasy - 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai

It's a joy to search for photos from "Fantasy", she looks gorgeous in every shot.

The story of the MV takes place in the Garden of Eden, and Jolin played as Eve. In the place they live, every love is equal, regardless of your sexuality. By singing this song, Jolin truly played out her role as Goddess in our reality.

I had this song out on Monday but I wanted to make it perfect so I triple checked everything. I know "Fantasy" and "Colourful" isn't the exact translation of "迷幻" but those are translations I found in the song so I took it. The English translation turns out as beautiful as the original Chinese lyrics and I added in my own touch to make it straightforward.

The first time I heard this song, it brought tears to my eyes. Others never quite understood why. You wouldn't understand what's on the other side of the Earth if you have never been on it before. From a young age, I had always seen myself as weird. Trying so hard to keep on the natural flow of life. In the end, I recognised myself as weird but in a bad way. While others are proud of who they love, I have to shut my real heart to the world. Defining all love towards the same gender as platonic love. It never was that way but people don't understand.

I see guys loving Jolin wanting to make her their own, I see girls loving Jolin treating her as a respectable womanly subject. They are all righteous in their movements while I hide in the shadows. It is all a simple idea of attraction but because the same gender comes into play, no one tried to understand. "Fantasy" was released and I was touched that she doesn't find it creepy that there are homosexuals who love her. The song means so much to me, thank you Jolin Tsai.


Song: 迷幻 Fantasy
Album: Muse

你本來就名為快樂 自然的角色
Ni ben lai jiu ming wei kuai le zi ran de jiao se
You are originally named as happiness, a natural character

你應該看清楚自己 多麽地難得
Ni ying gai kan qing chu zi ji duo me de nan de
You should take a good look at yourself and realise you are hard to come by

愛若虛假 終將褪色
Ai ruo xu jia zhong jiang tui se
If love is fake, it will eventually fade in colour

你是陽光和雨交界 最美的顔色
Ni shi yang guang he yu jiao jie zui mei de yan se
You are the intersection between rain and shine, the most beautiful colour

你不該被懞懂眼神 無情地掃射
Ni bu gai bei meng dong yan shen wu qing de sao she
You shouldn’t be ruthlessly target by those ignorant glares

愛若真實 有何不可
Ai ruo zhen shi you he bu ke
If love is real, what’s there not to be

迷幻 世界都因你迷幻
Mi huan shi jie dou yin ni mi huan
Colourful, the world is colourful because of you

不平凡
Bu ping fan
Extraordinary

旋轉 世界都為你旋轉
Xuan zhuan shi jie dou wei ni xuan zhuan
Turning, the world is turning for you

不孤單
Bu gu dan
Never lonely

你是我的迷幻 你是我的驚嘆
Ni shi wo de mi huan ni shi wo de jing tan
You are my fantasy, you are my admiration

細緻的感性 大膽的性感
Xi zhi de gan xing da dan de xing gan
A delicate perception, a bold sexiness

你是我的迷幻 你是我的絢爛
Ni shi wo de mi huan ni shi wo de xuan lan
You are my fantasy, you are my gorgeous

細膩的感情 大塊的情感
Xi ni de gan qing da kuai de qing gan
Exquisite feelings, big chunk of emotions

而你證明了這是生命 流動的本色
Er ni zheng ming le zhe shi sheng ming liu dong de ben se
And you have proven that this is the natural flow of life

而你證明了許多生命 真與假的冷熱
Er ni zheng ming le xu duo sheng ming zhen yu jia de leng re
And you have proven the true face of compassion for many lives

我多愛你 相信你能
Wo duo ai ni xiang xin ni neng
How I love you, believing you can

你讓我去真的看見 特別的顔色
Ni rang wo qu zhen de kan jian te bie de yan se
You make me really see a special colour

現在你該相信自己
Xian zai ni gai xiang xin zi ji
Now you ought to believe in yourself

迷幻 世界都因你迷幻
Mi huan shi jie dou yin ni mi huan
Colourful, the world is colourful because of you

不平凡
Bu ping fan
Extraordinary

旋轉 世界都為你旋轉
Xuan zhuan shi jie dou wei ni xuan zhuan
Turning, the world is turning for you

不孤單
Bu gu dan
Never lonely

你是我的迷幻 你是我的驚嘆
Ni shi wo de mi huan ni shi wo de jing tan
You are my fantasy, you are my admiration

細緻的感性 大膽的性感
Xi zhi de gan xing da dan de xing gan
A delicate perception, a bold sexiness

你是我的迷幻 你是我的絢爛
Ni shi wo de mi huan ni shi wo de xuan lan
You are my fantasy, you are my gorgeous

細膩的感情 大塊的情感
Xi ni de gan qing da kuai de qing gan
Exquisite feelings, big chunk of emotions

愛 說簡單多簡單
Ai shuo jian dan duo jian dan
Love, how easy is it

說困難多困難
Shuo kun nan duo kun nan
How difficult is it

你明白
Ni ming bai
You understand

迷幻 世界都因你迷幻
Mi huan shi jie dou yin ni mi huan
Colourful, the world is colourful because of you

不平凡
Bu ping fan
Extraordinary

旋轉 世界都為你旋轉
Xuan zhuan shi jie dou wei ni xuan zhuan
Turning, the world is turning for you

不孤單
Bu gu dan
Never lonely

你是我的迷幻 你是我的驚嘆
Ni shi wo de mi huan ni shi wo de jing tan
You are my fantasy, you are my admiration

細緻的感性 大膽的性感
Xi zhi de gan xing da dan de xing gan
A delicate perception, a bold sexiness

你是我的迷幻 你是我的絢爛
Ni shi wo de mi huan ni shi wo de xuan lan
You are my fantasy, you are my gorgeous

細膩的感情 大塊的情感
Xi ni de gan qing da kuai de qing gan
Exquisite feelings, big chunk of emotions

你是我的迷幻 你是我的驚嘆
Ni shi wo de mi huan ni shi wo de jing tan
You are my fantasy, you are my admiration

細緻的感性 大膽的性感
Xi zhi de gan xing da dan de xing gan
A delicate perception, a bold sexiness

你是我的迷幻 你是我的絢爛
Ni shi wo de mi huan ni shi wo de xuan lan
You are my fantasy, you are my gorgeous

細膩的感情 大塊的情感
Xi ni de gan qing da kuai de qing gan
Exquisite feelings, big chunk of emotions

為你迷幻
Wei ni mi huan
It’s a fantasy because of you

Friday, December 7, 2012

柵欄間隙偷窺你 Spying On You Behind The Fence - 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai

Spying On You Behind The Fence

As promised to Linoa (Jolin Jeneration), I have translated the song before the end of the year. *Whistles innocently* I was putting it off because I wasn't please with the MV although I really love the song. I had watched a number of notable movies before I seen "Spying on You Behind the Fence" so it kinds of fall on the bad tier.

But after watching the behind the scenes and rewatching the MV yesterday, it actually isn't that bad. The commendable part is the number of times Jolin had filmed singing the same lyrics at different scenes and most of the shots weren't put into the actual MV. 

The story of the song is conveyed pretty clearly through the lyrics. Jolin said she saw this topic on her facebook so she took it out to discuss with the songwriter, Qingfeng, and that's how the song came about. Although I remember reading somewhere that the song is describing about her too.

Because she's so adorable in this MV, she deserves two photos

That's the part in the making of the MV when she was commenting on how heavy her earrings were but they are so pretty. The main point in the photo is on the parts that are not black.

Song: 柵欄間隙偷窺你 Spying On You Behind The Fence
Album: Muse

我想要一些自己的光景
Wo xiang yao yi xie zi ji de guang jing
I want some of my own scenes

比船槳划破海洋還要輕
Bi chuan jiang hua po hai yang hai yao qing
Softer than the oars slashing through the ocean

幻想著你靠近時的呼吸
Huan xiang zhe ni kao jin shi de hu xi
Fantasising your breathing as you get close

這感覺已經足以叫人昏迷吧
Zhe gan jue yi jing zu yi jiao ren hun mi ba
This feeling is enough to knockout one, right

我想要一些自己的邏輯
Wo xiang yao yi xie zi ji de luo ji
I want some of my own logic

科學家全都無法去分析
Ke xue jia quan dou wu fa qu fen xi
That all the scientists are unable to analyse

觀察著你眨眼睛的頻率
Guan cha zhe ni zha yan jing de pin lv
Observing the frequency of your eyes blinking

這感覺可以扛起一座森林吧
Zhe gan jue ke yi kang qi yi zuo sen lin ba
This feeling is possible to lift the whole forest, right

就算是很幸福也不要太快相信
Jiu suan shi hen xing fu ye bu yao tai kuai xiang xin
Even if I am very blissful, it’s better not to believe it so quickly

還不要太快揭穿這把戲
Hai bu yao tai kuai jie chuan zhe ba xi
Don’t expose this game so quickly yet

就讓我繼續這完美的謎語
Jiu rang wo ji xu zhe wan mei de mi yu
Just let me continue this perfect riddle

先保持忽遠忽近的距離
Xian bao chi hu yuan hu jin de ju li
By maintaining this hot and cold distance first

就讓我隔著這美麗的間隙
Jiu rang wo ge zhe zhe mei li de jian xi
Just let me be separated by this beautiful gap

偷窺 你
Tou kui ni
To spy on you

我知道這是自虐的遊戲
Wo zhi dao zhe shi zi nue de you xi
I know that this is a self-abusing game

好像是你隨時可能離去
Hao xiang shi ni sui shi ke neng li qu
It’s like you will leave at any moment

雖然你的眼神那麽確定
Sui ran ni de yan shen na me que ding
Although your eyes are so certain

對我說再不可能找到唯一吧
Dui wo shuo zai bu ke neng zhao dao wei yi ba
Telling me it’s impossible to find another, right

我感到幸福卻不敢太快去相信
Wo gan dao xing fu que bu gan tai kuai qu xiang xin
I am feeling blissful yet I daren’t believe in it so quickly

還不要太快揭穿這把戲
Hai bu yao tai kuai jie chuan zhe ba xi
Don’t expose this game so quickly yet

就讓我繼續這完美的謎語
Jiu rang wo ji xu zhe wan mei de mi yu
Just let me continue this perfect riddle

先保持忽遠忽近的距離
Xian bao chi hu yuan hu jin de ju li
By maintaining this hot and cold distance first

就讓我隔著這美麗的間隙
Jiu rang wo ge zhe zhe mei li de jian xi
Just let me be separated by this beautiful gap

還不要太快揭穿這把戲
Hai bu yao tai kuai jie chuan zhe ba xi
Don’t expose this game so quickly yet

就讓我繼續這完美的謎語
Jiu rang wo ji xu zhe wan mei de mi yu
Just let me continue this perfect riddle

先保持忽遠忽近的距離
Xian bao chi hu yuan hu jin de ju li
By maintaining this hot and cold distance first

就讓我隔著這美麗的間隙
Jiu rang wo ge zhe zhe mei li de jian xi
Just let me be separated by this beautiful gap

先別説愛
Xian bie shuo ai
Don’t say love first

先別説愛
Xian bie shuo ai
Don’t say love first

就讓我 愛
Jiu rang wo ai
Just let me love


Ai
Love

愛著你
Ai zhe ni
Love you

我想要等著你沉沉睡去
Wo xiang yao deng zhe ni chen chen shui qu
I want to wait for you to fall asleep deeply

動物園安於豢養的貓咪
Dong wu yuan an yu huan yang de mao mi
The zoo that is contented to keep the kitty

嘲笑著我把自由送給你
Chao xiao zhe wo ba zi you song gei ni
Mocking at the freedom that I am giving you

忍不住得意忘形自己笑出聲音
Ren bu zhu de yi wang xing zi ji xiao chu sheng yin
Uncontrollably laughing and losing my composure

此刻幸福是走進你的柵欄
Ci ke xing fu shi zou jin ni de zha lan
And this moment happiness is walking into your fence

圈住 自己
Quan zhu zi ji
Trapping myself

Friday, November 30, 2012

Jolin Tsai Genting Myself Concert 2012

It's only been days and my memory is getting vague.

I was delighted that I get to see her this year again. The last time I saw her was during Singapore Myself concert 2011 in May. Let me do a narration of the day events like I would for any old journal entry.

I reached Genting a day before the concert due to my paranoid nature that something will happen if I went on the actual day. I figured I could get a good night sleep a day before her concert too. Ended up the hotel bed was too hard for me. Bleh.

I spent most of the time with my mum because she specially took time off to accompany me there, so I tried not to be too crazy till I neglect the very person who spent money and effort on me. The few days trip at Genting was pretty enjoyable especially when Jolin was on the same piece of land as me just that I couldn't find her, everything was well except for the terrible food and smoke everywhere.

A day before the concert, I watched Cold War with my mum. The movie was pretty good especially with all the major casts. I noticed one of the casts was Jolin's ex-boyfriend. Relatively out of topic but I thought it was worth a mention. :P

I spent a while searching for the arena because I never knew where it was. I always thought it was the pavilion. Genting added a casino in the middle of first world plaza so it made walking very frustrating and the crowd didn't make it better.

I tried to get as close to the arena as possible but it was sealed from the public and the only way to get close to it before the concert was to purchase the outdoor theme park ticket, which I am so not going to do. So I tried to get close to the arena blocked by the high walls while walking on the road like a lunatic fan and strain my ears to see if I could hear anything. No, nothing could be heard.

On the day of the concert, I went to the arena with my mum at 6pm. The allocated time to gather. I was getting a little paranoid again that I might not be able to find the other fan club members. But I spotted them before I even got off from the escalator. So much for being paranoid. :P

And I got my ticket!
It looks pale in comparison compared to the Singapore ticket but at least it's worth a memento.

We hung outside the arena for 'a while'.
Then my mum left me because the whole waiting process was indeed stupid. And we all know it's stupid but we still willingly come early to show our support for her. :)

At around 7.30pm, we took a big group photo with the Malaysia fan club.
We awkwardly stood on the left.

So the Singapore fan club took a group photo of our own too. :)
Boy am I glad my red hair is visible in the photo lol.

We got in, skipped the bag check because there was no bag check! Heh heh heh. Not like it matters either. I took even lesser photos than I did for the previous Jolin concert. Less than 10. My job is to go in and scream like there is no tomorrow.

A philosophical moment hit me when I consider why certain people spent the whole concert taking photos and certain people spent the whole concert screaming. If you're taking photos and videos, you're doing it for yourself so you can have something to keep. If you're screaming, you're doing it for Jolin, at the same time you're doing it for yourself too so you can attract her attention as well. In both ways you're still doing it for yourself, ah humans.

/End of philosophical moment.

I bought a pink light stick and a red light stick band for the concert.
The band was similar to the one I wore during Jolin's Singapore concert.

We entered into the arena and there was a counter selling assortment of light sticks. I've never seen anything like that in Singapore so I got myself a pink battery operated light stick, just to be a little more eye-catching. ;)

We were in the arena early so I spent the time taking multiple photos of the stage, looking at people walking by and listen to the eagerness of the fan club. The crowd slowly filled in and our seats were sealed off from the bottom tier.

Apparently there was no way for us to buy the seats in front so we guessed they are probably free. There was a point during the concert when Jolin was urging the crowd at the front again and again to stand up. She eventually gave a reasoning that they should enjoy the concert fully since they had paid the most amount of money. Someone from the fan club shouted back, "Our seats are more expensive!" That really gave me a good laugh.


Fifteen minutes before the concert, the crowd were relatively settled down as compared to the empty bottom tier. It goes to show her true blue fans are the ones from the back.

I feel awfully bright with all the light, I'm at the extreme left of the photo.

It was fortunate that I was sitting at the first row of the second tier. There was basically no one blocking me and I had a huge leg space to put my bag. Although the barrier had tempted me several times to climb over it so I can be at the bottom tier. The crew controlling the sound and video were sitting right below me and I wondered what will happen to them if my light stick flew out of my hand and landed on their head.

I placed the red light band on my wrist, hung the pink light stick over my neck and held the pink battery operated light stick in my hand and I was ready to party! The lights dimmed down, screen turned into opening credits and moments later, Jolin rose onto the stage when the music played! She started off with "The Great Artist", a new song from her latest album. My previous translation efforts were put to play and I knew the lyrics like the back of my hand. :)

Next was an old song, "玩美". I was familiar with the tune but I was randomly singing. As long as I am a part of the party, it doesn't matter whether I got the lyrics right or wrong. Although I pity the person beside me who was recording her performance, my voice must have covered much of her video clips.

The third song was "Dr. Jolin" and I was back on full singing mode again. I knew the whole lyrics to "Dr. Jolin" too! Never had I been in a concert where I had used so much strength in singing and shouting after the first three songs. The Malaysia fan club was relatively supporting and they led the scream most of the times, every time and every moment it was possible to scream. o_O

The screams didn't circle within us, it was widespread throughout other fans at all corners of the arena, well except for the bottom tier.

I tried to take photos because Jolin was wearing a new costume that I had never seen before in her previous concert. As expected, my hands were too shaky excited to take any photos.


I took a few quick shots that were blurrier than I had expected and got back into the heat of the concert.

She paused for her first talk and by then I had screamed much longer than I usually would. My body was still full of energy to last for the whole concert. She started off as usual to urge people to stand, scream and party. We stood up the moment she said so and rushed to the barrier. I was waiting since the start of the concert for people to stand and cheer.


When I heard she said "瘋狂歌迷 (Crazy fans)", I immediately broke into tears. Tear drops rolled down my face instantly. I was feeling gratitude, happiness that she had noticed our efforts, my effort. 

I was trapped in a trance between reality and dream during the concert. Seeing Jolin is like a dream but I know all this is real. I was perplexed between enjoying the concert, meeting the goddess of my life and some other weird problems.

When she walked to the right of the stage (nearer to my side) while she was singing "Wandering Poet", I decided to get out my camera during the split second when she sang the last line in the song. We gave a nice finish to the song as we sang it together.

I was all tangled up in a moment when I was busy singing, busy screaming and busy searching for my camera in my bag. You see, concerts taught us how to multi-task. Lol.

As for the rest of the songs other than "The Great Artist", "Dr. Jolin" and "Wandering Poet", especially the old songs, I had to peek at the screens occasionally for the lyrics. The left and right screens on the stage were of exceptionally bad quality, they were so pixelated, I would rather look at Jolin in person. The real deal beats everything. 

I still couldn't get rid of my old problem of looking at the crowd and checking what they are doing. However, I was much happier this concert while being distracted by the crowd. There was a sense of wholeness and belonging as we scream and cheer together, unlike the Singapore concert, Jolin's concert in Genting felt like it didn't just belong to Jolin, it belonged to all of us. We are owners of this party too. 

The saddening thing during the concert, other than being unable to get to the bottom tier and Jolin even went down the stage as fans frantically grabbed her hands and took photos of her, was that throughout the whole concert, the Malaysia fan club practically sat down. Fortunately, someone from the Singapore fan club took the lead to stand up and we had a bunch of five to six people standing up, with two other people from the Malaysia fan club joining us.

I don't care about the rules of other concerts and about blocking people. But if you're in Jolin's concert, you should stand and scream because that is what she wants us to do, especially if you belong in the senior batch of fans, the group she categorised as her "crazy fans". If we stand and blocked the people behind, the people behind can choose to stand too. And in an ideal situation everybody will stand up! Or maybe I'm just thinking too idealistic.

Throughout the concert, I was never surrounded by darkness. There were light boards beside me and behind me I felt like I was glowing. I wonder if Jolin could see my 三八 expression. >o<

Then it was time, time for the concert to end. It didn't felt like 2 hours had passed but my instinct told me it did. Way before even the concert was ending, I was feeling a tinge of sadness in my chest and it eventually manifested into something bigger every minute the concert was coming closer to an end. I used much more vocal energy than I did at the Singapore concert but I didn't jump to my heart's content. The stage was terribly small (we didn't even have the ball) and I was sitting so far away from her. A thought came into my mind, I wondered what it would be like if the time we stayed at her concert became eternal.

After we thanked the sponsors with Jolin, we entered into an encore. I wasn't as excited as the previous concert but the thought of being able to see her again filled me with happiness. Our breaths were short and we didn't get into a long chant of "Jolin" or "encore". The presence of the cheer by crowds from the other parts of the arena made up for that. 

She burst back onto stage again and I got my camera ready as she sang her second last song. I thought to myself, I can't miss this moment without capturing it because I don't know when I'll be able to go to her concert again.

She bowed and thanked fans from all sides in the arena. The crowd was stuck at the stairs trying to get out of the concert when she left the stage. Random fans were screaming while still in the concert mood. My voice was pretty off for shouting for two hours. I was signalled by the fan club to get out of the arena asap. Due to some unknown luck, I became the lead for them. I pushed all the way till I was halfway on the stairs and I figured if I tried really hard, I could push through the human wall that was blocking in front of me. I tried to squeeze through them and I heard a girl on the side telling us to queue. I'm not really in a rush to get out, I'M JUST IN A RUSH TO GET TO JOLIN'S HOTEL BEFORE SHE DOES.

The doors of the arena were taking too long to open, the crowd were taking too long to clear. By the time our line weres finally moving, I rushed all the way and recklessly banged into a chair.

And here's how I got my big bruise

End of story


Okay anyway, back to the story. We were chasing Jolin all the way up the hill. I was separated from the rest of the Singapore fan club and it was left with me and another girl. She was messaging the other guys and they changed the name of the hotel Jolin was staying at thrice. So we were running to and fro the zebra crossing till we eventually decided to just climb up the slope meant for cars to her hotel.

I admit I was in a lack of exercise but it still seems like I was the most energetic among the bunch. Every time a white van passed by us, we got all jumpy but I had a good look at the people in the van and assured her Jolin wasn't inside. I was greeted by a red cloth barrier when I got to the hotel and I couldn't care less to detour. I said aloud, "I have climbed all the way up the slope, what's a mere barrier to stop me!" We sneakily got inside when the staff wasn't looking although I think we can just openly walk in, it's not like they're going to care. The barrier was placed by a pastry restaurant.

I was out of breath when we got to the hotel. I eyed the floor and I was thinking of sitting down in the middle of nowhere to catch my breath. We were not sure whether Jolin had arrived so we moved like lost sheep and followed a bunch of pink clothes people (from the Malaysia fan club). When the rest of the people from Singapore fan club caught up with us, Jolin arrived promptly and we squeezed to get a close look of her. The girl whom was with me when we were running even managed to take a shot of Jolin and shook her hand when Jolin was stopped by fans to autograph their albums.

Credits to Kaixuan from Singapore fan club for the photo. ^^
It felt like heaven's will when it started raining heavily after we had seen Jolin.

I was tired but I was way too happy to sleep early. I spent an hour at the internet cafe to spread my joy on facebook and weibo. I spent another hour trying to fall asleep with my muscles aching on my right and my huge bruise hurting on my left. My muscles felt like they were tearing not aching and I was in pain.

I woke up early next morning and I was feeling relatively okay except for the occasional muscle "tearing" moments (Yay! I survived the pain!). We went to see Jolin for the last time before she left Genting. Everything was so convenient and the place she stayed was within 15 minutes walk. If only it was so in real life too. Hee hee.

A guy mentioned twice to Jolin, yesterday night and this morning, that we were from Singapore fan club. Let's hope she remembers we were there.

Credits to Kaixuan from Singapore fan club for the photo. ^^

I like Jolin way better when she is in plain clothes. And about the legend that she is 180 cm? She's actually pretty small and cute without her heels and make-up. I waved at her the moment I saw her and she seemed pleasantly happy about yesterday's concert. We got a much longer look at her as they got on the van, everything would be perfect if I hadn't been scared by a random moth and I had to show my fear of insects right in front of Jolin. :/

Lastly, Jolin you have some crazy muscles.

Monday, October 8, 2012

奴隸船 Slave Ship - 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai

奴隸船 (Nu Li Chuan)

I love oldies, we all do. "Slave Ship" has a very smoothing melody that puts one at ease. Looking at her back in the Sony days, she really came a long way. Her latest ballad, "I" shows her fears and concerns she had after all these years. At the end of the day, without song and dance, will she be important to anyone?

Some people believed in the ideology that everyone is replaceable in this world. If Jolin doesn't come into your world, another idol will take up her place. I was considering that, but then I believed she's an angel that I'll be fated to meet even if I missed her by chance. If I didn't notice her in "Magic", I'll in "Castle" or "J-Game" or "Dancing Diva" or "Agent J" or "Myself" or "Muse". I'll pick up my pace to catch up with what I had missed.

When I first saw her, I was young. I didn't think twice and I liked her instantly. She looked like an angel to me, that would be my reason to why I like her. No complications, no explanations. Ever since then, my love for her has stopped at its own time, no matter how much she has grown, my love will still be there. She will always be the most important angel to me in my life.

Song: 奴隸船 Slave Ship
Album: 看我七十二變 Magic

海上 你溫柔的浪
Hai shang ni wen rou de lang
On the seas, your gentle waves

搖晃 我簡單的夢想
Yao huang wo jian dan de meng xiang
Swaying my simple dream

還以爲
Hai yi wei
And I thought

可以卸下武裝一起流浪
Ke yi xie xia wu zhuang yi qi liu lang
I can let down my guard to drift with you

你說謊
Ni shuo huang
You lied

船上 我孤單的帆
Chuan shang wo gu dan de fan
On the ship, my lonely sailcloth

前往 不確定的方向
Qian wang bu que ding de fang xiang
Heading towards an uncertain direction

還以爲
Hai yi wei
And I thought

從此海闊天空萬點星光
Cong ci hai kuo tian kong wan dian xing guang
From then on it will be an endless stretch of stars

你說謊
Ni shuo huang
You lied

失望 你轉眼變了模樣
Shi wang ni zhuan yan bian le mu yang
Disappointment, you changed in the blink of an eye

信仰 實現得那麽荒唐
Xin yang shi xian de na me huang tang
Faith was carry through so ridiculously

愛情 斷送在你那掌舵的手上
Ai qing duan song zai ni na zhang duo de shou shang
Love was destroyed under your steering

該怎麽靠岸
Gai zen me kao an
How should we get to shore?

眼淚 是你承諾的海洋
Yan lei shi ni cheng nuo de hai yang
Tears are your promised ocean

勇敢 沒裝進我的行囊
Yong gan mei zhuang jin wo de xing nang
Courage was not placed in my luggage

愛情登上了你掌舵的奴隸船
Ai qing deng shang le ni zhang duo de nu li chuan
When love boards your slave ship

I’m your Slave

Always

海上 你溫柔的浪
Hai shang ni wen rou de lang
On the seas, your gentle waves

搖晃 我簡單的夢想
Yao huang wo jian dan de meng xiang
Swaying my simple dream

還以爲
Hai yi wei
And I thought

可以卸下武裝一起流浪
Ke yi xie xia wu zhuang yi qi liu lang
I can let down my guard to drift with you

你說謊
Ni shuo huang
You lied

失望 你轉眼變了模樣
Shi wang ni zhuan yan bian le mu yang
Disappointment, you changed in the blink of an eye

信仰 實現得那麽荒唐
Xin yang shi xian de na me huang tang
Faith was carry through so ridiculously

愛情 斷送在你那掌舵的手上
Ai qing duan song zai ni na zhang duo de shou shang
Love was destroyed under your steering

該怎麽靠岸
Gai zen me kao an
How should we get to shore?

眼淚 是你承諾的海洋
Yan lei shi ni cheng nuo de hai yang
Tears are your promised ocean

勇敢 沒裝進我的行囊
Yong gan mei zhuang jin wo de xing nang
Courage was not placed in my luggage

愛情登上了你掌舵的奴隸船
Ai qing deng shang le ni zhang duo de nu li chuan
When love boards your slave ship

I’m your Slave

Always

勇敢 沒裝進我的行囊
Yong gan mei zhuang jin wo de xing nang
Courage was not placed in my luggage

愛情登上了你掌舵的奴隸船
Ai qing deng shang le ni zhang duo de nu li chuan
When love boards your slave ship

I’m your Slave

Always

Sunday, October 7, 2012

馬賽克 Mosaic - 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai

Jolin Tsai's "Mosaic", 4th MV by Jolin
She contributed largely to the MV idea, mainly the black and white theme and including paying for some of the fees too.

The lyrics is beautiful, I never regretted when I finished translating the song. Although I went on a crazy spree when I was stuck yet again on certain parts. Now I know why I felt like crying whenever I hear the song after carefully depicting the lyrics.

Jolin Jeneration will be subbing the song soon after! If you haven't know, we'll be working together for the whole album for as many MVs as Jolin releases. I hope "Fantasy" and "I" gets an MV too, especially "I".

Song: 馬賽克 Mosaic
Album: Muse

白的是直線的快樂
Bai de shi zhi xian de kuai le
White is a straight line happiness

黑的是想念的淚痕 他心疼
Hei de shi xiang nian de lei hen ta xin teng
Black is the tear stains of longing, his heart aches

黃的是最初的青澀
Huang de shi zui chu de qing se
Yellow is the initial youth

紅的是心頭的深刻 捨不得
Hong de shi xin tou de shen ke she bu de
Red is the depth of the heart, unwillingness

一種人一種獨特 他都不捨
Yi zhong ren yi zhong du te ta dou bu she
One person with one type of uniqueness, he’s not even willing

形形色色 粉墨蠢蠢欲動的眼神
Xing xing se se fen mo chun chun yu dong de yan shen
Every kind of things, make-up applied to cover this troublemaking expression

五光十色太迷人
Wu guang shi se tai mi ren
The brilliant colours are too mesmerising

倒一季的花色
Dao yi ji de hua se
Empty a season of designs

妝一身霓虹
Zhuang yi shen ni hong
Adorned in neon

還是輸給他新粉刷的住客
Hai shi shu gei ta xin fen shua de zhu ke
Still I lost to his newly painted tenant

自以爲是的春色
Zi yi wei shi de chun se
My self-opinionated spring

一轉身成了模糊不清馬賽克
Yi zhuan shen cheng le mo hu bu qing ma sai ke
Became an unclear mosaic the moment I turned around

眼角是驕傲的金色
Yan jiao shi jiao ao de jin se
The corner of the eyes is an arrogant gold colour

眉稍是神秘的紫色 誘惑人
Mei shao shi shen mi de zi se you huo ren
The tip of the brows is a mysterious purple, tempting people

指尖是熱情的彩色
Zhi jian shi re qing de cai se
Fingertips are multi-coloured with passion

紅唇是溫柔的粉色 好香的吻
Hong chun shi wen rou de fen se hao xiang de wen
Red lips are a gentle pink colour, what a sweet kiss

一種人一種獨特 他都不捨
Yi zhong ren yi zhong du te ta dou bu she
One person with one type of uniqueness, he’s not even willing

形形色色 又一次蠢蠢欲動的眼神
Xing xing se se you yi ci chun chun yu dong de yan shen
Every kind of things, once again this troublemaking expression

努力拼貼各種色
Nu li pin tie ge zhong se
Working hard to make a collage of different colours

染一頭的漸層 拼一臉繽紛
Ran yi tou de jian ceng pin yi lian bin fen
Dye a hairstyle with multiple layers, piece a face with diversity

剪貼自己成他偏愛的風格
Jian tie zi ji cheng ta pian ai de feng ge
Cut and paste myself in his most preferred style

鏡子裡的不對稱
Jing zi li de bu dui cheng
The unsymmetrical in the mirror

自卑的反射
Zi bei de fan she
Inferiorly reflects

馬賽克 他的胡扯
Ma sai ke ta de hu che
Mosaic his nonsense

清醒的咖啡燙舌
Qing xing de ka fei tang she
The sober coffee burns the tongue

彩繪的玫瑰褪色
Cai hui de mei gui tui se
The painted rose starts to fade

武裝的色塊掉了
Wu zhuang de se kuai diao le
The equipped colour blocks are dropping

努力拼貼各種色
Nu li pin tie ge zhong se
Working hard to make a collage of different colours

染一頭的漸層 拼一臉繽紛
Ran yi tou de jian ceng pin yi lian bin fen
Dye a hairstyle with multiple layers, piece a face with diversity

剪貼自己成他偏愛的風格
Jian tie zi ji cheng ta pian ai de feng ge
Cut and paste myself in his most preferred style

不對稱的舊房客
Bu dui cheng de jiu fang ke
The unsymmetrical old tenant

自卑的反射
Zi bei de fan she
Inferiorly reflects

馬賽克 他的胡扯
Ma sai ke ta de hu che
Mosaic his nonsense

只落下透明的淚
Zhi luo xia tou ming de lei
Only the transparent tears fall

滑過這一片
Hua guo zhe yi pian
Sliding through this piece

滑稽的五顔六色
Hua ji de wu yan liu se
Of amusing colours

Friday, October 5, 2012

MapleStory Nependeath's Honey

I recalled I was raving about how abnormally hard it is to hunt Nependeath's Honey some years back when I first did the quest to get my bone helm. In the end, I bought it from another player for around 4 million.

Years later on another account in another world... When I was casually hunting the Nependeath, it actually dropped not only ONE but TWO Nependeath's Honey for me! O.O


I was too shocked to react. Have they modified the drop rate or I was just plain lucky? I can't seem to find the drop rates for Nependeath's Honey online. All I want to say is it is very possible to hunt Nependeath's Honey now!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dr. Jolin - 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai

This is my favourite outfit in Dr. Jolin.

Dr. Jolin lyrics are by Peggy Hsu, the same lyricist for Wandering Poet. The lyrics are simple yet fascinating. This is one of my favourite songs in the album, I like its happy and cheerful message. Compliments to Yanis Marshall for his choreography. I love the dance! I find myself amateurly mimicking the dance whenever the song reaches the chorus.

This song took me a quarter of the day to translate it. I started the moment it was released at Yin Yue Tai because I know I'm slow. The lyricists nowadays are too strong. Nobody pities the translator. T-T

I'm not particularly fond of the MV but I grew fond of it after rewatching it so many times. The scene sequences could have been better but the dance made up for everything. Jolin Jeneration will be subbing the video subsequently.

Song: Dr. Jolin
Album: Muse

這城市充滿愛不愛的難題
Zhe cheng shi chong man ai bu ai de nan ti
This city is filled with questions of to love or not to love

找解藥 找解脫 找到另一顆心傷
Zhao jie yao zhao jie tuo zhao dao ling yi ke xin shang
Finding a cure, finding a relief, finding yet another heartbreak

武 裝成膠囊鎖在商店裡販售
Wu zhuang cheng jiao nang suo zai shang dian li fan shou
Gear up as a capsule locked in a shop for sale

獨家限量的贈品是 你的幽默
Du jia xian liang de zeng pin shi ni de you mo
The exclusive limited edition gift is your humour

巴黎的時尚週穿戴雷根糖果
Ba li de shi shang zhou chuan dai lei gen tang guo
Dressed in jelly beans for Paris Fashion Week

每個人 都寂寞 收集假面笑容
Mei ge ren dou ji mo shou ji jia mian xiao rong
Everyone is lonely and collecting fake smiles

狂歡的滋味後還有誰需要靈魂
Kuang huan de zi wei hou hai you shui xu yao ling hun
Whoever needs a soul after the taste of revelry

麻痹神經每一吋卻 充滿傷痕
Ma bi shen jing mei yi cun que chong man shang hen
Yet every inch of numb nerves is filled with scars

歡迎來我的身邊
Huan ying lai wo de shen bian
Welcome to my side

把虛幻孤單終結
Ba xu huan gu dan zhong jie
Let illusions and loneliness come to an end

開始 新的 體驗
Kai shi xin de ti yan
Start a new experience

愛就愛
Ai jiu ai
Love be love

錯就錯
Cuo jiu cuo
Wrong be wrong

面對 真實的自我
Mian dui zhen shi de zi wo
Face up to my true self

不強求
Bu qiang qiu
Without forcing

不保留
Bu bao liu
Without holding back

未來 在我的手中
Wei lai zai wo de shou zhong
The future is in my hands

I’ll Give You Love~ Love~ Love~ Love Love

Love~ Love~ Love~ Love Love

白日夢黑日夢裝進玻璃瓶
Bai ri meng hei ri meng zhuang jin bo li ping
Put all day dreams and night dreams into a glass bottle

仙人掌 的點滴 加入水晶維他命
Xian ren zhang de dian di jia ru shui jing wei ta ming
Add crystals and vitamins into a cactus’ drip

貓頭鷹的眼淚是最佳療癒的香水
Mao tou ying de yan lei shi zui jia liao yu de xiang shui
Owls’ tears are the best healing perfume

Dr. Jolin 複製快樂的 解藥
Dr. Jolin fu zhi kuai le de jie yao
Dr. Jolin replicates the happy potion

歡迎來我的身邊
Huan ying lai wo de shen bian
Welcome to my side

把虛幻孤單終結
Ba xu huan gu dan zhong jie
Let illusions and loneliness come to an end

開始 新的 體驗
Kai shi xin de ti yan
Start a new experience

愛就愛
Ai jiu ai
Love be love

錯就錯
Cuo jiu cuo
Wrong be wrong

面對 真實的自我
Mian dui zhen shi de zi wo
Face up to my true self

不強求
Bu qiang qiu
Without forcing

不保留
Bu bao liu
Without holding back

未來 在我的手中
Wei lai zai wo de shou zhong
The future is in my hands

I’ll Give You Love~ Love~ Love~ Love Love

Love~ Love~ Love~ Love Love

說出你的Love Love Love Love 別説 No No No
Shuo chu ni de Love Love Love Love bie shuo No No No
Say out your Love Love Love Love don’t say No No No

Dr. Jolin 施展魔力 照亮了天空
Dr. Jolin shi zhan mo li zhao liang le tian kong
Dr. Jolin releases her magical powers and lights up the sky

快樂滲入夢境中 讓你永遠不寂寞
Kuai le shen ru meng jing zhong rang ni yong yuan bu ji mo
Happiness seeps into your dream so you will never be lonely

展開翅膀去 飛
Zhan kai chi bang qu fei
Spread out your wings to fly

幸福它不停 歇
Xing fu ta bu ting xie
Happiness doesn’t stop to rest

愛的病毒在蔓延
Ai de bing du zai man yan
The virus of love is spreading

皮膚也跟著微笑了
Pi fu ye gen zhe wei xiao le
Even the skin is following to smile too

我們把快樂凝結
Wo men ba kuai le ning jie
We make happiness condense

請跟著我
Qing gen zhe wo
Please follow me

愛就愛
Ai jiu ai
Love be love

錯就錯
Cuo jiu cuo
Wrong be wrong

面對 真實的自我
Mian dui zhen shi de zi wo
Face up to my true self

不強求
Bu qiang qiu
Without forcing

不保留
Bu bao liu
Without holding back

未來 在我的手中
Wei lai zai wo de shou zhong
The future is in my hands

I’ll Give You Love~ Love~ Love~ Love Love

Love~ Love~ Love~ Love Love

Sunday, September 16, 2012

今天我們約定 Jin Tian Wo Men Yue Ding - 依林在線 Jolin Online

A meaningful song dedicated by Jolin Online to Jolin on her birthday yesterday. The video (Click!) and lyrics belong to Jolin Online, I'm merely helping a fan to translate the song.

Song: 今天我們約定 Jin Tian Wo Men Yue Ding

十二年不放棄的 陪你到這裏
Shi er nian bu fang qi de pei ni dao zhe li
Without giving up for 12 years, we had accompanied you till here

如果我們的聲音不夠整齊
Ru guo wo men de sheng yin bu gou zheng qi
If our voices are not in unison

請你不要太在意 只是想表心意
Qing ni bu yao tai zai yi zhi shi xiang biao xin yi
Please don’t mind it, we only wish to convey our feelings

用這首歌把溫暖帶給你
Yong zhe shou ge ba wen nuan dai gei ni
To spread our warmth to you using this song

就這樣 我們因為你相聚成一個大家庭
Jiu zhe yang wo men yin wei ni xiang ju cheng yi ge da jia ting
And just like this because of you we had meet together to form a big family

騎士對公主付出從來不會停
Qi shi dui gong zhu fu chu cong lai bu hui ting
Knights will never stop giving for their Princess

當你累了 要記得我們在這裏等你
Dang ni lei le yao ji de wo men zai zhe li deng ni
If you are tired, you must remember we will be here waiting for you

為你撐起傘 不怕風雨的襲擊
Wei ni cheng qi san bu pa feng yu de xi ji
To hold the umbrella for you, unafraid of the wind and rain

我們約定 要一直在你身邊守護你
Wo men yue ding yao yi zhi zai ni shen bian shou hu ni
We have made an agreement to always stay by your side to protect you

孩子們說要把愛全部留給你
Hai zi men shuo yao ba ai quan bu liu gei ni
Children said they want to leave all their love for you

公主要開心 騎士精神升級
Gong zhu yao kai xin qi shi jing shen sheng ji
Princess must be happy, Knightly Spirit will increase

我們一起在今天約定
Wo men yi qi zai jin tian yue ding
We have made an agreement together today

用心挑選紀念品 暖暖的聲音
Yong xin tiao xuan ji nian pin nuan nuan de sheng yin
Carefully picking a souvenir, voices filled with warmth

此刻 只想大聲的告訴你
Ci ke zhi xiang da sheng de gao su ni
At this moment, I want to tell you loudly

就這樣 我們因為你相聚成一個大家庭
Jiu zhe yang wo men yin wei ni xiang ju cheng yi ge da jia ting
And just like this because of you we had meet together to form a big family

騎士對公主付出從來不會停
Qi shi dui gong zhu fu chu cong lai bu hui ting
Knights will never stop giving for their Princess

當你累了 要記得我們在這裏等你
Dang ni lei le yao ji de wo men zai zhe li deng ni
If you are tired, you must remember we will be here waiting for you

為你畫出彩虹 留下最美印記
Wei ni hua chu cai hong liu xia zui mei yin ji
To draw a rainbow for you, leaving the most beautiful imprint

我們約定 這輩子在你身邊守護你
Wo men yue ding zhe bei zi zai ni shen bian shou hu ni
We have made an agreement to stay by your side in this lifetime to protect you

孩子們說愛是最唯一的證明
Hai zi men shuo ai shi zui wei yi de zheng ming
Children said that love is the only proof

公主請你轉過身 騎士在等你
Gong zhu qing ni zhuan guo shen qi shi zai deng ni
Princess, please turn around and look, Knights are waiting for you

接下來換他們唱給你聽
Jie xia lai huan ta men chang gei ni ting
Next, it’s their turn to sing for you

就這樣 我們因為你相聚成一個大家庭
Jiu zhe yang wo men yin wei ni xiang ju cheng yi ge da jia ting
And just like this because of you we had meet together to form a big family

騎士對公主付出從來不會停
Qi shi dui gong zhu fu chu cong lai bu hui ting
Knights will never stop giving for their Princess

當你累了 要記得我們在這裏等你
Dang ni lei le yao ji de wo men zai zhe li deng ni
If you are tired, you must remember we will be here waiting for you

為你畫出彩虹 留下最美印記
Wei ni hua chu cai hong liu xia zui mei yin ji
To draw a rainbow for you, leaving the most beautiful imprint

我們約定 這輩子在你身邊守護你
Wo men yue ding zhe bei zi zai ni shen bian shou hu ni
We have made an agreement to stay by your side in this lifetime to protect you

孩子們說愛是最唯一的證明
Hai zi men shuo ai shi zui wei yi de zheng ming
Children said that love is the only proof

Thursday, September 13, 2012

詩人漫步 Wandering Poet - 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai

Jolin's 12th Album "Muse" will be officially released on 14th September.

I love the song the moment I heard the 90s preview. There was an unspoken sadness hidden in the song but the preview was too short for me to understand why. When the full song came out on Jolin's youtube, listening to it carefully will trigger tears into my eyes. She sang with such a tear-provoking voice that I have never heard before.

The MV launched on Warner Music's youtube yesterday and I was eager to get the translation done. I could have done it over the weekends since I am working now but Jolin's birthday might be over by then. This is an early birthday present for her. Like "The Great Artist" MV, Jolin Jeneration will be doing a subbed version of the "Wandering Poet" soon!

In short, the MV story as explained by Jolin was about Jolin looking at her inner self, and Ariel Lin acted as her inner self. Ariel fell in love with a poet, she thought she had gotten a unique love but it turns out the poet has already set the story for his love, he was deeply in love with a girl in the past so his subsequent girlfriends became her substitute. After Ariel found out, she went crazy but she still plucked up her courage and stayed with the poet.

I was glad that the lyrics are simple to understand but I have underestimated Peggy Hsu's lyrics. There were some parts that really got me pulling my hair. Language isn't my strongest subject so I might get some of the translation wrong again. Meanwhile, enjoy!

Song: 詩人漫步 Wandering Poet
Album: Muse

你是詩人
Ni shi shi ren
You are a poet

漫步在風花雪月的早晨
Man bu zai feng hua xue yue de zao chen
Wandering in the romantic dawn

你不怕冷
Ni bu pa leng
You’re not afraid of the cold

外頭的氣溫
Wai tou de qi wen
The temperature outside

正溫和
Zheng wen he
Is still warm

你微笑著
Ni wei xiao zhe
You are smiling

我的眼眶卻紅了
Wo de yan kuang que hong le
Yet my eyes rims are red

你是詩人
Ni shi shi ren
You are a poet

細數窗外雪
Xi shu chuang wai xue
Counting down the snow

飄落多繽紛
Piao luo duo bin fen
Falling so vibrantly

你很快樂
Ni hen kuai le
You’re very happy

享受著孤獨的片刻
Xiang shou zhe gu du de pian ke
While enjoying this solitary moment

你多天真
Ni duo tian zhen
How naïve you’re

以爲一切是這樣的
Yi wei yi qie shi zhe yang de
To think that everything is like this

幻想的都會成真
Huan xiang de dou hui cheng zhen
Fantasy will come true

難過的都沒發生
Nan guo de dou mei fa sheng
Sadness has not occurred

夢想再大
Meng xiang zai da
No matter how big my dreams are

你還是看不見我
Ni hai shi kan bu jian wo
You still can’t see me

愛得再深
Ai de zai shen
No matter how deep my love is

你還是愛自己多
Ni hai shi ai zi ji duo
You still love yourself more

你不會懂
Ni bu hui dong
You’ll never know

傷口真的會痛
Shang kou zhen de hui tong
The wound really hurts

你心裡的宇宙
Ni xin li de yu zhou
The universe inside your heart

我不在任何角落
Wo bu zai ren he jiao luo
I’m not at any corners

世界再大
Shi jie zai da
No matter how big the world is

你還是原地不動
Ni hai shi yuan di bu dong
You’re still not moving

說得再多
Shuo de zai duo
No matter how much I’ve said

你從來也沒聼懂
Ni cong lai ye mei ting dong
You’ve never understood

你的幽默
Ni de you mo
Your humour

像玻璃劃破雙手
Xiang bo li hua po shuang shou
Is like glass scraping through both hands

我在你的眼中
Wo zai ni de yan zhong
In your eyes

只是畫面拼湊
Zhi shi hua mian pin cou
I’m just an image pieced together

你是詩人
Ni shi shi ren
You are a poet

細數窗外雪
Xi shu chuang wai xue
Counting down the snow

飄落多繽紛
Piao luo duo bin fen
Falling so vibrantly

你很快樂
Ni hen kuai le
You’re very happy

享受著孤獨的片刻
Xiang shou zhe gu du de pian ke
While enjoying this solitary moment

你多天真
Ni duo tian zhen
How naïve you’re

以爲一切是這樣的
Yi wei yi qie shi zhe yang de
To think that everything is like this

幻想的都會成真
Huan xiang de dou hui cheng zhen
Fantasy will come true

難過的都沒發生
Nan guo de dou mei fa sheng
Sadness has not occurred

夢想再大
Meng xiang zai da
No matter how big my dreams are

你還是看不見我
Ni hai shi kan bu jian wo
You still can’t see me

愛得再深
Ai de zai shen
No matter how deep my love is

你還是愛自己多
Ni hai shi ai zi ji duo
You still love yourself more

你不會懂
Ni bu hui dong
You’ll never know

傷口真的會痛
Shang kou zhen de hui tong
The wound really hurts

你心裡的宇宙
Ni xin li de yu zhou
The universe inside your heart

我不在任何角落
Wo bu zai ren he jiao luo
I’m not at any corners

世界再大
Shi jie zai da
No matter how big the world is

你還是原地不動
Ni hai shi yuan di bu dong
You’re still not moving

說得再多
Shuo de zai duo
No matter how much I’ve said

你從來也沒聼懂
Ni cong lai ye mei ting dong
You’ve never understood

你的幽默
Ni de you mo
Your humour

像玻璃劃破雙手
Xiang bo li hua po shuang shou
Is like glass scraping through both hands

我在你的眼中
Wo zai ni de yan zhong
In your eyes

只是畫面拼湊
Zhi shi hua mian pin cou
I’m just an image pieced together

如果我受困在故事中
Ru guo wo shou kun zai gu shi zhong
If I’m trapped in the story

你是否會來拯救我
Ni shi fou hui lai zheng jiu wo
Will you come to save me?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

大藝術家 The Great Artist - 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai

Jolin's 12th Album "Muse"

A short three minutes song took me 3 hours to translate. Either I want to perfect everything or I took way too much time to figure out the lyrics. Jolin's lyrics had always been one of the hardest to comprehend. As you can see, I haven't translate any songs for a long time so my skills are rusty, glad my language isn't but I'm really sorry if I had translated anything off. I try to make sure their meanings are similar to the Chinese version but too many Chinese phrases (that I had never heard off) had been used so it was a little difficult for me.

Jolin took 2 years to prepare this album and this is my first gift to her for this year. I hope her album sells well and her concerts are a huge success. I myself am going to her Genting concert this year. Happy! Jolin Jeneration will be subbing "The Great Artist" shortly afterwards. English Knights, rejoice! 


Song: 大藝術家 The Great Artist
Album: Muse

Love will be your Muse

他眼神 湛藍 像從 愛琴海邊 剛歸來
Ta yan shen zhan lan xiang cong ai qin hai bian gang gui lai
His azure eyes seems as though he had just returned from Aegean seaside

上半身 像詩人 下半身像 流浪漢
Shang ban shen xiang shi ren xia ban shen xiang liu lang han
His upper body resembles a poet, his lower half a tramp

妳愛他 神秘 愛他 危險 Yeah
Ni ai ta shen mi ai ta wei xian Yeah
You love his mysterious, you love his danger Yeah

愛他 頽廢 愛他的優越
Ai ta tui fei ai ta de you yue
Love his decadent, love his superiority

他心裡的野獸 比畢卡索更 狂野
Ta xin li de ye shou bi bi ka suo geng kuang ye
His inner beast is wilder than Picasso

桃花比村上隆 畫的更氾濫 鮮豔
Tao hua bi cun shang long hua de geng fan lan xian yan
His peach blossoms are more vibrant and inundate than Murakami Takashi’s drawing

他愛妳 隨和 愛妳 方便Yeah 
Ta ai ni sui he ai ni fang bian Yeah
He loves your easygoing, he loves your convenience Yeah

敢怒不敢言
Gan nu bu gan yan
Dares to be angry but daren't voice out

妳自我催眠 他是藝術家
Ni zi wo cui mian ta shi yi shu jia
You self-hypnosis, he’s the artist 

妳給他色盤 去拼貼背板
Ni gei ta se pan qu pin tie bei ban
You give him a palette to make a collage of betrayal

他不是梵谷 也不是莫内
Ta bu shi fan gu ye bu shi mo nei
He is not Van Gogh and he is not Monet

他的模特兒 卻都從來不缺少 Huh
Ta de mo te er que dou cong lai bu que shao Huh
His models are never lacking Huh

面對妳他裝的 乖的 乖的
Mian dui ni ta zhuang de guai de guai de
When he’s facing you, he pretends to be obedient obedient

背對妳他卻亂來 壞的壞的
Bei dui ni ta que luan lai huai de huai de
When he’s back facing you, he starts messing around, bad bad

Ne Ne Ne Ne Ne Never Stop

他只想蒐集 更多 芭比娃娃
Ta zhi xiang sou ji geng duo ba bi wa wa
He just wants to collect more Barbie dolls

Wake Up 妳是 大藝術家
Wake Up Ni shi da yi shu jia
Wake Up You are the great artist

妳真心創作的愛 無價
Ni zhen xin chuang zuo de ai wu jia
The love you created from the bottom of your heart is priceless

Wake Up 別再做慈善家
Wake Up Bie zai zuo ci shan jia
Wake Up Stop being charitable 

妳其實 沒有那麽 愛他
Ni qi shi mei you na me ai ta
You really don’t love him that much

愛是謬思女神的吻
Ai shi miu si nv shen de wen
Love is Muse's kiss

誰都應該被寵愛 紋身
Shui dou ying gai bei chong ai wen shen
Everyone deserves to be tattooed with dote

Go Get It Go Get It

那種美能讓 維納斯誕生
Na zhong mei neng rang wei na si dan sheng
That beauty will lead to The Birth of Venus

妳無需 忍受他的 人在曹營 心在漢
Ni wu xu ren shou ta de ren zai cao ying xin zai han
You need not tolerate his wandering heart

要學會 放下不甘 戒掉母性犯濫
Yao xue hui fang xia bu gan jie diao mu xing fan lan
You need to learn to put down your unwillingness and get rid of your inundate maternal instincts

他要妳 讓讓 妳就 讓讓 Yeah
Ta yao ni rang rang ni jiu rang rang Yeah
He wants you to give in so you give in Yeah

說的愛妳 只是嚷嚷
Shuo de ai ni zhi shi rang rang
He says he loves you, that's merely yelling

他的 博愛 始終沒有極限
Ta de bo ai shi zhong mei you ji xian
His universal love has no limits all along

複製 謊言 瓶頸不曾出現
Fu zhi huang yan ping jing bu ceng chu xian
Replicate lies, the end has never appeared

妳該說再見 就說再見 Yeah
Ni gai shuo zai jian jiu shuo zai jian Yeah
You should say goodbye when you need to say goodbye Yeah

千萬別留戀
Qian wan bie liu lian
Be sure not to be reluctant to part

妳自我催眠 他是藝術家
Ni zi wo cui mian ta shi yi shu jia
You self-hypnosis, he’s the artist 

妳給他色盤 去拼貼背板
Ni gei ta se pan qu pin tie bei ban
You give him a palette to make a collage of betrayal

他不是梵谷 也不是莫内
Ta bu shi fan gu ye bu shi mo nei
He is not Van Gogh and he is not Monet

他的模特兒 卻都從來不缺少 Huh
Ta de mo te er que dou cong lai bu que shao Huh
His models are never lacking Huh

面對妳他裝的 乖的 乖的
Mian dui ni ta zhuang de guai de guai de
When he’s facing you, he pretends to be obedient obedient

背對妳他卻亂來 壞的壞的
Bei dui ni ta que luan lai huai de huai de
When he’s back facing you, he starts messing around, bad bad

Ne Ne Ne Ne Ne Never Stop

他只想蒐集 更多 芭比娃娃
Ta zhi xiang sou ji geng duo ba bi wa wa
He just wants to collect more Barbie dolls

Wake Up 妳是 大藝術家
Wake Up Ni shi da yi shu jia
Wake Up You are the great artist

妳真心創作的愛 無價
Ni zhen xin chuang zuo de ai wu jia
The love you created from the bottom of your heart is priceless

Wake Up 別再做慈善家
Wake Up Bie zai zuo ci shan jia
Wake Up Stop being charitable 

妳其實 沒有那麽 愛他
Ni qi shi mei you na me ai ta
You really don’t love him that much

愛是謬思女神的吻
Ai shi miu si nv shen de wen
Love is Muse's kiss

誰都應該被寵愛 紋身
Shui dou ying gai bei chong ai wen shen
Everyone deserves to be tattooed with dote

Go Get It Go Get It

那種美能讓 維納斯誕生
Na zhong mei neng rang wei na si dan sheng
That beauty will lead to The Birth of Venus

美不美麗 不是安迪沃荷 能決定
Mei bu mei li bu shi an di wo he neng jue ding
Beautiful or not is not determined by Andy Warhol

大藝術家 要有屬於自己的感性
Da yi shu jia yao you shu yu zi ji de gan xing
The great artist should have her own perceptions

愛過就要 擁有勇敢放手 的淡 定
Ai guo jiu yao yong you yong gan fang shou de dan ding
Having loved before you should have the courage to let go calmly

大藝術家 會讓愛情再文藝復興
Da yi shu jia hui rang ai qing zai wen yi fu xing
The great artist will let love be renaissance again

Do It Now

Wake Up 妳是 大藝術家
Wake Up Ni shi da yi shu jia
Wake Up You are the great artist

妳真心創作的愛 無價
Ni zhen xin chuang zuo de ai wu jia
The love you created from the bottom of your heart is priceless

Wake Up 別再做慈善家
Wake Up Bie zai zuo ci shan jia
Wake Up Stop being charitable 

妳其實 沒有那麽 愛他
Ni qi shi mei you na me ai ta
You really don’t love him that much

愛是謬思女神的吻
Ai shi miu si nv shen de wen
Love is Muse's kiss

誰都應該被寵愛 紋身
Shui dou ying gai bei chong ai wen shen
Everyone deserves to be tattooed with dote

Go Get It Go Get It

那種美能讓 維納斯誕生
Na zhong mei neng rang wei na si dan sheng
That beauty will lead to The Birth of Venus

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ex-Boyfriend Singapore Promo 2012

《前男友》新加坡同樂會
Bugis+ Atrium Level 2, 14th July 2012, 4pm
主要演員:黄志玮 李千娜 楊佑宁

I haven't been to an event for almost a year. When I first saw the news on Lee Chien Na's weibo, I didn't think much about it. I even thought that "Ex-Boyfriend" will be airing in Singapore on 14th July. It's only till the 13th July when I read another update on Chien Na's weibo did I realise she had arrived in Singapore.

I was set in a panic mode and I frantically Google for several keywords to find out the event's location. I wasn't her biggest fan. I got to know her by watching "Ex-Boyfriend" and she was here to promote "Ex-Boyfriend". I had been trapped at home for several days too so I was thinking "Why not?"

I ended up dragging my innocent friend along.

The event's location was at Bugis+, a new extension in Bugis junction I had never been before. The DJs appeared at 3:30pm and we were entertained by them for half an hour. They were preparing for stage games that were held later when the casts arrived.

Sad to say, the event attracted more passer-bys than their fans. But now that Chien Na had left, I really wish she would come again. I had been listening to her songs ever since she left last Sunday. The usual after effect of an event.

And then the clock strikes 4 and they appeared on stage one by one, I haven't been taking photos for a long time so most of the photos are blurred

I was mesmerised by her bangs the moment she appeared on stage

I didn't take much note of what they were saying because I was busy with my camera. But I noticed Chien Na carried a smile on her face most of the times. It was a pleasure to glance at her. :)


The three main casts dressing for the day

Jerry Huang is really tall but their height gaps look pretty normal so I was taken aback when I came up close to Chien Na later. She's the tallest female celebrity I had meet in real life. I'm a dwarf.

I'm really fortunate that she looked towards my direction frequently when Tony Yang was speaking, or else I would have been unable to capture a front shot



看什麽啊?


感覺在忍笑,說真的這樣看著她我也猜不出她幾嵗


This is the clearest shot I have T.T



If this hadn't been blurred, it will be lovely




Oh look look!!! He's gonna snap a photo of us!

And I snapped a photo right back. :P


看著他們回後台,突然覺得這樣走了我會好不捨

他們有辦簽名會但只限給首50名粉絲,我在想我也沒那麽喜歡,就把機會讓給別人吧!沒想到晃到排隊區時竟然還有多兩個空位,我就跟他們要了一個位子。

My friend's still outside waiting for me, I doubt he'll be interested in the autographed poster so I constantly ran to the back of the queue so I can still accompany him. 

They mentioned fans will be allowed to photograph with their idols on stage, I was stunned when I noticed the casts were sitting down behind the table and the fans were running all over the stage to get a photo with them. This is the first time I had ever seen an autograph session as lenient as this.

Throughout the whole queueing I was fretting who would help me to take a photo. When it was near my turn, they suddenly mentioned we were not allowed to take any more photos because of a rush in schedule. Fortunately they were still lenient about it. 

I spent a few good seconds looking left and right on the stage because I needed help. And to my surprise, I had so much space when I was in the middle of the stage that I could pace left and right. Jerry Huang was looking solemnly at the posters when I was on stage and Tony Yang was focused on his signing so I ended up walking pass both of them.

I wondered if Chien Na looked up. But I spoke in a really soft voice asking, “我可以和妳合照嗎?” I could barely hear myself but she immediately stood up and we leaned towards the middle of the table. Out of the corner of my eyes I could see her hair, I could feel she leaned pretty close to me. 

This is the photo and she's really gorgeous! I looked pale in comparison beside her. 

Gratitude to the person who helped me with the photo!

I kept my camera and I looked at her again. I stretched out my right hand and she was signing with her right hand. She looked at her left and right hands for a while, wondering what to do. I was expecting her to shake with her left hand but her respond caught me by surprise. Ended up she placed the marker down and clasped my hand with both hands.

I've never had such a sincere handshake from any artistes before. She thanked me before I could say anything. I thanked her back. I could feel the warmth from her hands after I turned and looked at Tony Yang who's beside her. I wanted to get a handshake from him but he's too engrossed so I left the stage with memories full of Chien Na and an autographed poster. :)

Here's a video I had taken!



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July 15th

I managed to get their flight info from Chien Na's fan on weibo. I left for the airport alone and I was lost and confused. I found the check-in row for their flight but I started worrying whether had they reached. I noticed a new post by Chien Na at 10.10am.

And I brilliantly started googling for an old red mailbox in Singapore

When I was desperately poking my iPad with a wireless@SG account my friend had spared me, the fan who gave me the flight info came over and called me telling me they had reached. Thanks! :)

I managed to catch Chien Na's front view and she was wearing a mask. But her eyes were gorgeous and I was perplexed wondering did she had make-up on. She was pretty well dressed up with the blue jeans material jacket she had worn for 3 days, a shirt and black tights.

I was looking at them with a bunch of strangers I had never met before. I followed them to Bengawan Solo and I engaged in a random conversation with the other fans. They were excitedly asking for photos and autographs and I thought that one guy who wanted Chien Na's photo was her fan too. So I went forward and requested for a photo but I could only hear "Sorry..." and the rest were muffled to me. Someone told me later her assistant was saying she's sick and Chien Na repeated that she was sicked too. I guess my face must look pretty bad after hearing the respond.

Then ever since that I was worried I might have disturbed her. I don't usually request for anything when I went to send artistes off at the airport. This was the first for me. I apologised to her on her weibo and she said, "It's okay." An impression I have left I believe. 

We sent them to the gate, I didn't get a direct wave to Chien Na and we walked to the viewing gallery on the second floor but I was totally unable to spot them. I went for lunch later on with a new found friend and we spent the whole day chatting.