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?