Sunday, January 22, 2012

我要飛 I Wanna Fly - F.I.R. 飛兒樂團

An oldies which I love. I first heard it when I was 12, that's 8 years ago.

An image from F.I.R.'s first lyrics book

Let's talk about some old memories. :) When I first say Faye, I was thinking there must be something pressing on her smiling nerve. She doesn't seem to be one who loves to smile. So when I saw "Fly Away" MV and she was smiling in it, I was so happy I did a back flip!

Faye immediately became my favourite among the 3 of them. I have no idea why. Probably because she's the main singer, probably because I like her voice, but most probably because she's more loveable.


Background information about "I Wanna Fly"

I heard about it from a variety show that they went. "I Wanna Fly" was written by Real for Faye when she was feeling very down. So the first recorded version of the song display hints of anger, probably only noticeable to Faye. She said that she's unable to sing with the same anger in her now.

The lyrics are rather compact because I didn't want to break them up. The translation looks better that way. And I must say, this is the nicest translation in English among all the other lyrics I have ever translated. Simple and straight to the point lyrics that gives one energy.


Song: I Wanna Fly (我要飛 Wo Yao Fei)
Album: I Wanna Fly - Path to Dream All Record (我要飛 - 尋夢之途全紀錄)

我要飛 飛越傷悲 一種接近光的感覺
Wo yao fei fei yue shang bei yi zhong jie jin guang de gan jue
(I want to fly, fly pass sadness, a type of feeling that’s close to light)

自由是夢想 無邊無際的能源
Zi you shi meng xiang wu bian wu ji de neng yuan
(Freedom is a dream, an energy without boundaries)

我敢飛 有夢就追 一種驕傲尊嚴的美
Wo gan fei you meng jiu zhui yi zhong jiao ao zun yan de mei
(I dare to fly, to chase if I have a dream, a type of beauty with pride and dignity)

巨大的考驗 現在就要跨越
Ju da de kao yan xian zai jiu yao kua yue
(The huge challenge, I’m going to cross over it now)

飛 飛 飛 飛 飛 飛我想飛
Fei fei fei fei fei fei wo xiang fei
(Fly Fly Fly Fly Fly Fly, I wish to fly)

追 追 追 追 追 絕不後退
Zhui zhui zhui zhui zhui jue bu hou tui
(Chase Chase Chase Chase Chase, absolutely no turning back)

飛 飛 飛 飛 飛 飛我想飛
Fei fei fei fei fei fei wo xiang fei
(Fly Fly Fly Fly Fly Fly, I wish to fly)

我要用力飛 不管有多遠 超越了極限 挑戰的冒險
Wo yao yong li fei bu guan you duo yuan chao yue le ji xian tiao zhan de mao xian
(I want to fly with all my might, no matter how far it is, surpassing limits, and challenges of the risk)

我要勇敢追 奔向到終點 痛過的淚水 換來是甜美
Wo yao yong gan zhui ben xiang dao zhong dian tong guo de lei shui huan lai shi tian mei
(I want to chase bravely, rush to the goal, the painful tears, will be exchanged with sweetness)

我要用力飛 不管有多遠 超越了極限 挑戰的冒險
Wo yao yong li fei bu guan you duo yuan chao yue le ji xian tiao zhan de mao xian
(I want to fly with all my might, no matter how far it is, surpassing limits, and challenges of the risk)

我要勇敢追 奔向到終點 痛過的淚水 換來是甜美
Wo yao yong gan zhui ben xiang dao zhong dian tong guo de lei shui huan lai shi tian mei
(I want to chase bravely, rush to the goal, the painful tears, will be exchanged with sweetness)

我要飛
Wo yao fei
(I want to fly)

我要飛 飛越傷悲 一種接近光的感覺
Wo yao fei fei yue shang bei yi zhong jie jin guang de gan jue
(I want to fly, fly pass sadness, a type of feeling that’s close to light)

自由是夢想 無邊無際的能源
Zi you shi meng xiang wu bian wu ji de neng yuan
(Freedom is a dream, an energy without boundaries)

我敢飛 有夢就追 一種驕傲尊嚴的美
Wo gan fei you meng jiu zhui yi zhong jiao ao zun yan de mei
(I dare to fly, to chase if I have a dream, a type of beauty with pride and dignity)

巨大的考驗 現在就要跨越
Ju da de kao yan xian zai jiu yao kua yue
(The huge challenge, I’m going to cross over it now)

飛 飛 飛 飛 飛 飛我想飛
Fei fei fei fei fei fei wo xiang fei
(Fly Fly Fly Fly Fly Fly, I wish to fly)

追 追 追 追 追 絕不後退
Zhui zhui zhui zhui zhui jue bu hou tui
(Chase Chase Chase Chase Chase, absolutely no turning back)

飛 飛 飛 飛 飛 飛我想飛
Fei fei fei fei fei fei wo xiang fei
(Fly Fly Fly Fly Fly Fly, I wish to fly)

我要用力飛 不管有多遠 超越了極限 挑戰的冒險
Wo yao yong li fei bu guan you duo yuan chao yue le ji xian tiao zhan de mao xian
(I want to fly with all my might, no matter how far it is, surpassing limits, and challenges of the risk)

我要勇敢追 奔向到終點 痛過的淚水 換來是甜美
Wo yao yong gan zhui ben xiang dao zhong dian tong guo de lei shui huan lai shi tian mei
(I want to chase bravely, rush to the goal, the painful tears, will be exchanged with sweetness)

我要飛
Wo yao fei
(I want to fly)

我要用力飛 不管有多遠 超越了極限 挑戰的冒險
Wo yao yong li fei bu guan you duo yuan chao yue le ji xian tiao zhan de mao xian
(I want to fly with all my might, no matter how far it is, surpassing limits, and challenges of the risk)

我要勇敢追 奔向到終點 痛過的淚水 換來是甜美
Wo yao yong gan zhui ben xiang dao zhong dian tong guo de lei shui huan lai shi tian mei
(I want to chase bravely, rush to the goal, the painful tears, will be exchanged with sweetness)

我要用力飛 不管有多遠 超越了極限 挑戰的冒險
Wo yao yong li fei bu guan you duo yuan chao yue le ji xian tiao zhan de mao xian
(I want to fly with all my might, no matter how far it is, surpassing limits, and challenges of the risk)

我要勇敢追 奔向到終點 痛過的淚水 換來是甜美
Wo yao yong gan zhui ben xiang dao zhong dian tong guo de lei shui huan lai shi tian mei
(I want to chase bravely, rush to the goal, the painful tears, will be exchanged with sweetness)

我要飛
Wo yao fei
(I want to fly)

飛 飛 飛 飛 飛 飛我想飛
Fei fei fei fei fei fei wo xiang fei
(Fly Fly Fly Fly Fly Fly, I wish to fly)

追 追 追 追 追 絕不後退
Zhui zhui zhui zhui zhui jue bu hou tui
(Chase Chase Chase Chase Chase, absolutely no turning back)

飛 飛 飛 飛 飛 飛我想飛
Fei fei fei fei fei fei wo xiang fei
(Fly Fly Fly Fly Fly Fly, I wish to fly)

我想飛
Wo xiang fei
(I wish to fly)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

Yes I know I'm 20 days late, but what do you know, Chinese New Year's just 3 days away so I'm still on time! :)


First some overdue events

Christmas:

Christmas was spent with family and we decided to play some childhood games because I was sick of playing cards. We were playing "Green Lights, Red Lights", "A, E, I, O, U" or otherwise known as “一、二、三木頭人” in Chinese. There are other variations for its name but I guess most of you get what it is.

Basically one person face the wall and say "A, E, I, O, U". We have to walk as quickly as possible to reach the counting person. The moment he/she says "U", they turn around and other players have to freeze. Their job now is to eliminate players by making them move, or laugh. :D

My uncle decided to join in the fun too and he's exceptionally good at making all of us laugh. I gave up on one round and decided to use an unforeseen method to counter.

The moment he stopped counting, I immediately sat on the floor and closed my eyes. My plan failed though, and everyone burst into laughter.

The rest of the day was spent with playing more card games, more childhood games (lots of running especially) and eating. Oh nom nom nom.

There was a special Christmas present I received this year too...

1 million GP from RuneSlayer!

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New Year's Eve:

New Year Eve was spent with family as well. We had dinner at Chinatown before shopping around stores that were set up at Chinatown only during Chinese New Year. Life was easy. Any food we want, we just say and we get it. :D

I feel like a kid when I'm with my cousins and I do lots of running. Some extra exercise is good too! :)

But the festive mood didn't hit me till I went back home and get on RuneScape. Yes same as Christmas, New Year was spent on RuneScape too. Well snow and Christmas trees and decorations sure make it more merry, even if they were virtual. There were lots of others celebrating on RuneScape too so I was lagging big time and I've to set my settings to "minimum".

Everyone saying "Happy New Year (again)!"

Random balloon animals started appearing and players were bursting them. We get nothing though, just entertainment.

And then we started forming a line to head to another spot for another country's countdown. Countdown was over about 2/3 hours in my country by then.

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Chinese New Year

Last but not least Happy Chinese New Year to everyone, and a funny image by Jolin the Angry Bird. :P


Ps: Did anyone notice I was wearing an Angry Bird t-shirt during Christmas too? :P

感覺你的存在 Feeling Your Presence - 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai

I'm feeling very happy because I am listening to this song. And Jolin had just made her recent Chinese New Year post in an angry bird suit. You can't imagine how adorable she is! ♥

There might be typos in this translation but I've double checked. As I'm too cheery, my eyes might have overlooked it.

This song is first sang when she's 20 years old, my current age now. :)




Song: Feeling Your Presence ( 感覺你的存在 Gan Jue Ni De Cun Zai )

Album: Show Your Love


只因爲你轉身前的 眼神表白
Zhi yin wei ni zhuan shen qian de yan shen biao bai
(Just because of your eyes’ confession before you turn your body around)

突然像個小孩
Tu ran xiang ge xiao hai
(Suddenly like a child)

依依不捨的想耍賴 不分開
Yi yi bu she de xiang shua lai bu fen kai
(Wishing to act unreasonably because you are reluctant to go, no separating)

當你回頭想看 我是不是還在
Dang ni hui tou xiang kan wo shi bu shi hai zai
(When you turn your head around, wanting to look if I’m still there)

永遠不會有意外 不看見你微笑我不走開
Yong yuan bu hui you yi wai bu kan jian ni wei xiao wo bu zou kai
(Never unexpected, I will not leave till I see your smile)

感覺你的存在 感覺你的信賴
Gan jue ni de cun zai gan jue ni de xin lai
(Feeling your presence, feeling your faith)

感覺全世界 充滿陽光真愛
Gan jue quan shi jie chong man yang guang zhen ai
(Feeling the whole world, filled with the sunshine of true love)

每個訊息都那麽精彩
Mei ge xun xi dou na me jing cai
(Every information is so splendid)

叫人動聽的話 讓動心的人猜
Jiao ren dong ting de hua rang dong xin de ren cai
(Words that are pleasant to listen to, let those tempted to say it to guess)

感覺你的存在 感覺你的疼愛
Gan jue ni de cun zai gan jue ni de teng ai
(Feeling your presence, feeling your dear love)

感覺兩顆心 從不曾分開
Gan jue liang ke xin cong bu ceng fen kai
(Feeling two hearts had never been separated before)

不但看見同一個未來
Bu dan kan jian tong yi ge wei lai
(Not only seeing the same future together)

你的即時消息 都藏在我口袋
Ni de ji shi xiao xi dou cang zai wo kou dai
(Your immediate news is even hidden in my pocket)

Hey, just wanna tell you

Babe you’re my everything

只因爲你轉身前的 眼神表白
Zhi yin wei ni zhuan shen qian de yan shen biao bai
(Just because of your eyes’ confession before you turn your body around)

突然像個小孩
Tu ran xiang ge xiao hai
(Suddenly like a child)

依依不捨的想耍賴 不分開
Yi yi bu she de xiang shua lai bu fen kai
(Wishing to act unreasonably because you are reluctant to go, no separating)

當你回頭想看 我是不是還在
Dang ni hui tou xiang kan wo shi bu shi hai zai
(When you turn your head around, wanting to look if I’m still there)

永遠不會有意外 不看見你微笑我不走開
Yong yuan bu hui you yi wai bu kan jian ni wei xiao wo bu zou kai
(Never unexpected, I will not leave till I see your smile)

感覺你的存在 感覺你的信賴
Gan jue ni de cun zai gan jue ni de xin lai
(Feeling your presence, feeling your faith)

感覺全世界 充滿陽光真愛
Gan jue quan shi jie chong man yang guang zhen ai
(Feeling the whole world, filled with the sunshine of true love)

每個訊息都那麽精彩
Mei ge xun xi dou na me jing cai
(Every information is so splendid)

叫人動聽的話 讓動心的人猜
Jiao ren dong ting de hua rang dong xin de ren cai
(Words that are pleasant to listen to, let those tempted to say it to guess)

感覺你的存在 感覺你的疼愛
Gan jue ni de cun zai gan jue ni de teng ai
(Feeling your presence, feeling your dear love)

感覺兩顆心 從不曾分開
Gan jue liang ke xin cong bu ceng fen kai
(Feeling two hearts had never been separated before)

不但看見同一個未來
Bu dan kan jian tong yi ge wei lai
(Not only seeing the same future together)

你的即時消息 都藏在我口袋
Ni de ji shi xiao xi dou cang zai wo kou dai
(Your immediate news is even hidden in my pocket)

有沒有過這種預感 像我突然一秒中斷
You mei you guo zhe zhong yu gan xiang wo tu ran yi miao zhong duan
(Have you ever had this premonition, just like me when all of a sudden I was intercepted for a second)

有插撥畫面在我腦海 是你的愛
You cha bo hua mian zai wo nao hai shi ni de ai
(There is an insert image in my mind, it’s your love)

感覺你的存在 感覺你的信賴
Gan jue ni de cun zai gan jue ni de xin lai
(Feeling your presence, feeling your faith)

感覺全世界 充滿陽光真愛
Gan jue quan shi jie chong man yang guang zhen ai
(Feeling the whole world, filled with the sunshine of true love)

每個訊息都那麽精彩
Mei ge xun xi dou na me jing cai
(Every information is so splendid)

叫人動聽的話 讓動心的人猜
Jiao ren dong ting de hua rang dong xin de ren cai
(Words that are pleasant to listen to, let those tempted to say it to guess)

感覺你的存在 感覺你的疼愛
Gan jue ni de cun zai gan jue ni de teng ai
(Feeling your presence, feeling your dear love)

感覺兩顆心 從不曾分開
Gan jue liang ke xin cong bu ceng fen kai
(Feeling two hearts had never been separated before)

不但看見同一個未來
Bu dan kan jian tong yi ge wei lai
(Not only seeing the same future together)

你的即時消息 都藏在我口袋 我的愛
Ni de ji shi xiao xi dou cang zai wo kou dai wo de ai
(Your immediate news is even hidden in my pocket, my love)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

On a side note

After writing so many dream journals, the final day of my Hong Kong trip didn't sound as fantastic as it actually was. I must be having too many exciting dreams.

Just yesterday I dreamt I had a fight when someone stole my sword and we were fighting to snatch an aura ball used to power up my sword. I hid injured partners in an abandoned mansion which was located in an icy town. My seniors unexpectedly appeared and I took them on a tour to the mansion. The journey to there was more exciting as it became a mini puzzle.

Hong Kong Trip Day 6

It's finally time to give this trip a conclusion.

As I was saying, I was heading towards the airport. I placed my lappy in the hotel's locker when I was walking around Disneyland so I didn't feel the pressure of it. But now that I'm at the airport, not only am I carrying my lappy, I am carrying bags and bags of the goods I bought from Disneyland. XP

We had our last meal at Hong Kong, a light Dim Sum breakfast and we did some last minute shopping. The adults bought some mooncake and biscuits while I was searching for my last present for my friend, Mustaffa.

He ingeniously told me he wanted a furry butterfly so I went to check out a toy shop. What do you know? I found myself a FURRY BUTTERFLY PEN!

I went to check the last few book stores I could see in the airport but Ella's book 《原來妳》was nowhere in sight. I guess I can only buy it off the net now when I have a visa card in the future.

Joelle, my little cousin, opened up another chocolate egg and gave me one. Here's what we got from the eggs. ^^

Pooh Bear and Roo, the Baby Kangaroo

The PokeBall is a keychain torchlight I got from a packet of Pokemon biscuits. I admit I bought the biscuits for that. I usually wouldn't go for such stuffs in Singapore but since I am overseas, it's okay to get kiddish stuffs once in a blue moon. :P

Beside them on the right is a special Disney coin.

Mickey Mouse, Wizard Apprentice's Coin

Serves as a reminder of my childhood. We could see the whole process of the coin being made in the machine. However the quality wasn't as good as what I had expected. But nonetheless, it's a special memento. :)

Here's my other Disney loots, Eeyore loots to be exact~ :P

A group photo.

There's more though but these are all the ones I had placed in a Disney plastic bag and stuffed in a corner in my cupboard, too lazy to unpack. :P

Last but not least, a Stitch cushion I got for Li Yi as her birthday present. :)

Took me a long time to find one that's similar to the one in the photo she sent me. This is the closest I could get. The body is different but at least the head looked the same.

Flying back to Singapore, and realised Eeyore's colour coincidentally matched the airplane's small cushion's colour.


Eeyore tries to sit near the window seat...

And... Bye Bye, Hong Kong!