Thursday, April 11, 2013

有人 Someone - 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai

This is a preview of "Someone" lyrics before Muse was released. 
I think Jolin's sitting right in front and Whoo Hoo is dominating the table. :P

What do you know? Love will be your muse! Hallelujah! I'm done with all the songs in Muse! Persisting and not sleeping pays off! I know Linoa will be surprised! This is the 3rd translated song this week. I feel that I have improved as I translated the songs in Muse. It might be due to my translator work nature too.

So now I can sleep in peace and embrace my trip to Taiwan tomorrow without worries!

Song: 有人 Someone
Album: Muse

有人在清晨時沮喪甦醒
You ren zai qing chen shi ju sang su xing
Someone wakes up feeling dejected in the morning

有人還在歎息曾經
You ren hai zai tan xi ceng jing
Someone is still grieving over bygones

有人忘記爲什麽要哭泣
You ren wang ji wei shen me yao ku qi
Someone forgets why tears are shed

有人只是習慣而已
You ren zhi shi xi guan er yi
Someone has grown accustomed to it

But it’s time time time time time

Still we try try try try try

有人說對於愛我太驕傲
You ren shuo dui yu ai wo tai jiao ao
Someone says loving me is too conceited

有人只要有人就好
You ren zhi yao you ren jiu hao
Someone is content just having someone

有人知道關於愛的秘密
You ren zhi dao guan yu ai de mi mi
Someone knows the secrets to love

有人還在努力尋找
You ren hai zai nu li xun zhao
Someone is still trying hard to find

But it’s time time time time time

This is life life life life life

是否我也曾在你心底留下過美好
Shi fou wo ye ceng zai ni xin di liu xia guo mei hao
Have I left wonderful memories in your heart?

But it’s time time time time time

我想要和你跳起舞
Wo xiang yao he ni tiao qi wu
I wish to dance with you

永遠停在這裡
Yong yuan ting zai zhe li
Forever staying in this moment

卻在相遇瞬間又要揮手道別
Que zai xiang yu shun jian you yao hui shou dao bie
Yet we have to part right after we meet

But it’s time time time time time

我想要和你跳起舞
Wo xiang yao he ni tiao qi wu
I wish to dance with you

Still we try try try try try

不再獨自前進
Bu zai du zi qian jin
No longer moving forward alone

But it’s time time time time time

Still we try try try try try

F.I.R. "Light Up My Way" Singapore Concert 2013

Here's a preview of what I had got from the concert.

Look at how lazy am I. The concert is well overdue for 3 months and I finally decided to write it. Lazy me. I managed to grab an autographed poster when they were throwing down the stage. To be exact, another fan caught it too but she gave it to me. :)

My day on 26th January started when I went to the concert venue earlier to meet the rest of the fan club peeps. They were waiting for the merchandise vendor to set up their stall so they could grab some merchandise. Hunger defeated us so we went to grab dinner and by the time we were back, the merchandise stall has opened and closed. We need to wait till later in the day before we can grab anything. Fans who didn't go for dinner were happily flaunting their stuffs to us.

Not long after, we were allowed in. I stuffed my camera and water bottle under piles of things in my bag because I was worried I couldn't get through. In the end, they checked through every obvious section in my bag and I was still allowed in. Much ado about nothing lol. And my bag was freaking heavy.

There was still a while before the concert start so I was patiently waving my flag. I'm pretty sure my flag is fractured now.

They were trying their best to decorate the concert venue and here's a whole collection of posters. I couldn't get a photo of the congested board so I figured posters will be good too. :)

And my long awaited concert is finally going to begin!
I was pretty near the stage and I was already preparing my shot. :P

The crowd sitting behind me.

Initially I thought I wouldn't enjoy the concert because I had been to way too many concerts before this. But I was wrong. I was moved by F.I.R.'s songs, their love for music and the fan club's unity. The only two aspects lacking were the rowdy person damaging one of our light boards and the security guard who INSISTED who had to sit down when clearly there was no such rule to begin with.

Before the concert start, it was playing the theme song of the concert that I slowly grow to love.

If only they can release this song in a CD, I can't get enough of it!

The clip didn't manage to capture what's after this. By the way, the video isn't filmed by me. I was on a lookout for security guards and I was busy jumping and waving my hand. Notice the flag on Faye's hand? I will never forget the epic moment when she concentrated to throw the flag but it didn't manage to get over the barrier. I was engrossed in the song but that mishap made me tumbled forward and lost balance. Hahaha! xD

I can't really remember the details of the concert now so I'm going to whack a whole series of photos. Enjoy!

*Warning. I'm bias against Faye and my photos are going to show that. :P

During the concert, they were explaining what their concert theme meant. And how each member in F.I.R. represented different elements. They talked to us about their history and how they started off with a really tiny studio. Through the concert, they hope, they will pass seed of hopes to us and by the end of the concert, it will be fully grown and flourish under the light.






This is just pure beauty. 










Photo is in sequence of the time of shots.

Faye was injured just before the concert. But she preserved and decided to hold the concert as planned because she didn't want to disappoint us. I didn't catch much news of her injury but when I actually got a good look at it, she's quite hurt. Not to mention about walking, even standing for prolong periods hurts her back. She asked us if she could sit down during the concert and we shouted "Yes" in unison.

At first I was a little disappointed there was no dance in the concert, but after knowing about Faye's injury, what she's giving us is much more than planned.

I would like to thank Ian for this concert too. During the concert when we were all tempted to stand after repetitively being wrongfully scolded by the security guards, he signalled for us to stand and we shot up immediately. The vengeful guard could do nothing to us since the stars themselves requested for us to stand. I really don't see the point of sitting in a pop concert, why go to a pop concert if you're not intending to Get High? You're wasting your money. It's a perfect excuse to slim down from jumping too.

They concert ended with their popular songs and I somehow managed to get a video of it. And I bet you can't tell what song that is.

Even I had no idea what it is when I previewed it.
It's actually the ending of "Fly Away".

I had that video uploaded long ago but I just can't make myself to *gah* write the blog entry. I was really tired after the concert because we stayed up for the whole night at the airport to send them off. And to add on, I was still pissed by the two incidents in the concert and I don't want to make my post filled with anguish.

I was a little hyperactive when I was at the airport because of lack of sleep. I must have embarrassed myself thoroughly but I still like the fan club a lot. Even though I'm new, I don't find it hard to mingle with them. They are just really, really nice people. :)

F.I.R. Singapore Fan Club

A pic of my trusty light stick after the concert ended.

We caught the sunrise at the airport.
Awake for the whole night! Argh!

But it was well worth the wait. Hee hee.



Faye was injured so we didn't dare to bother her for a photo. But I managed to talk to her when they were walking. I had a short talk with Ian too. Haha. He took our conversation to heart and shortly after, he created his own weibo account too!

As for the conversation with Faye, the others didn't talk much to her so I managed to talk to her. We were telling them how we stayed up for the whole night. And the next thing that pops up from her mouth after that topic ended was the fact that we're all getting old and she's getting old too. I immediately corrected her and said that's too pessimistic so she said we're getting more knowledgeable.

Hahaha. What's with the singers recently? The last time Jolin came to Singapore, she looked at us and said we're getting old. A week later, Faye made the exact same statement. o.O

Faye's lip balm~ Hmm root beer!
I'm intending to bring this to my Taiwan trip 2 days later. :D

Lastly, I can't help but to take a photo of this Angry Bird at the airport... :x

彩色相片 Colour Photos - 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai

Photo courtesy of Jolin Love 520

What do you know? I'm really down to the 2nd last song now! I never change my last minute personality. I'll be off to Taiwan in 2 days and I haven't pack my luggage! Oh well. xD

Song: 彩色相片 Colour Photos
Album: Muse

晴天肆無忌憚的光線
Qing tian si wu ji dan de guang xian
On a sunny day, rays of light are shining without restrain

差些要模糊的臉
Cha xie yao mo hu de lian
It's lacking the image of fading faces

笑得很清淺
Xiao de hen qing qian
Holding on a faint smile

轉眼說不出聲的語言
Zhuan yan shuo bu chu sheng de yu yan
In a flash, the words that couldn't be said back then

由生到死的纏綿
You sheng dao si de chan mian
Lingers with you till death

藏進心裡面
Cang jin xin li mian
Are hidden in your heart

總是在臨走前拍了相片
Zong shi zai lin zou qian pai le xiang pian
The photos you always take before you leave

就留下證據再無法毀滅
Jiu liu xia zheng ju zai wu fa hui mie
Serve as evidences that cannot be destroyed

總是在忘記前變得明顯
Zong shi zai wang ji qian bian de ming xian
It always becomes apparent when you begin to forget it

就刻下回憶再無法退卻
Jiu ke xia hui yi zai wu fa tui que
And it engraves as memories that you will never forget

也許誰遇見
Ye xu shui yu jian
Maybe some people met

也許誰又不見
Ye xu shui you bu jian
Maybe some people left

留下更多疑點
Liu xia geng duo yi dian
Leaving more questions behind

驚慌後突然想念
Jing huang hou tu ran xiang nian
The longing starts after the panic fades

也許誰失約
Ye xu shui shi yue
Maybe some failed to turn up

也許誰失眠
Ye xu shui shi mian
Maybe some suffer from insomnia

曾經都擱淺
Ceng jing dou ge qian
We were all stranded at one point

忽然又鮮豔
Hu ran you xian yan
And it suddenly becomes brighter

晴天肆無忌憚的光線
Qing tian si wu ji dan de guang xian
On a sunny day, rays of light are shining without restrain

差些要模糊的臉
Cha xie yao mo hu de lian
It's lacking the image of fading faces

笑得很清淺
Xiao de hen qing qian
Holding on a faint smile

轉眼說不出聲的語言
Zhuan yan shuo bu chu sheng de yu yan
In a flash, the words that couldn't be said back then

由生到死的纏綿
You sheng dao si de chan mian
Lingers with you till death

藏進心裡面
Cang jin xin li mian
Are hidden in your heart

也許誰遇見
Ye xu shui yu jian
Maybe some people met

也許誰又不見
Ye xu shui you bu jian
Maybe some people left

留下更多疑點
Liu xia geng duo yi dian
Leaving more questions behind

驚慌後突然想念
Jing huang hou tu ran xiang nian
The longing starts after the panic fades

也許誰失約
Ye xu shui shi yue
Maybe some failed to turn up

也許誰失眠
Ye xu shui shi mian
Maybe some suffer from insomnia

曾經都擱淺
Ceng jing dou ge qian
We were all stranded at one point

忽然又出現又暈眩
Hu ran you chu xian you yun xuan
And suddenly it appears, suddenly it becomes faint

黑白的泛黃的還是鮮豔
Hei bai de fan huang de hai shi xian yan
Whether it turns black, white or yellowish, it’s still bright

也許誰改變
Ye xu shui gai bian
Maybe some people changed

也許誰沒變
Ye xu shui mei bian
Maybe some people never change

雜亂的滋味
Za luan de zi wei
Mixture of flavours

走過了沉澱
Zou guo le chen dian
Walked passed sediments

也許誰表演
Ye xu shui biao yan
Maybe some performed

也許誰看片
Ye xu shui kan pian
Maybe some observed

劇中的情節
Ju zhong de qing jie
The plots in the play

都津津有味
Dou jin jin you wei
Are full of flavours

事過境遷滄海桑田
Shi guo jing qian cang hai sang tian
After things have passed and drastic changes take place

貪得無厭彩色 相片
Tan de wu yan cai se xiang pian
Greediness will never be satisfied; Colour Photos

Monday, April 8, 2013

十三號星期舞 Friday The 13th - 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai

Photo courtesy of Jolin Love 520

I'm down to my second last song. We were expecting an MV for this but it seems we have to stick with a KTV version of her Muse Concert. It's still pretty good though. Hopefully I can get the last song out before I head for her concert in Taiwan this Friday. It'll mark a nice finale for the translations of Muse and her final Myself concert. :)

Ahahaha. I suddenly remembered there's still "Someone" left after typing that chunk above. Guess it wouldn't be done so soon.

Song: 十三號星期舞 Friday The 13th
Album: Muse

勝女們明天打算請病假
Sheng nv men ming tian da suan qing bing jia
Single ladies are planning to apply for sick leave tomorrow

情人節聽到巧克力就怕
Qing ren jie ting dao qiao ke li jiu pa
They’re afraid of the mention of chocolates during valentines

小圈圈耳語誰沒收到花
Xiao quan quan er yu shui mei shou dao hua
Murmuring about those who didn’t receive any flowers

單身女郎如臨大敵
Dan shen nv lang ru lin da di
Single ladies are going to face their worst enemies

燭光晚餐客滿
Zhu guang wan can ke man
Restaurants are full of candlelit dinner

街頭情侶好閃
Jie tou qing lv hao shan
Couples on the streets hurt their eyes too much

戴起墨鏡Shopping
Dai qi mo jing Shopping
They put on their shades and go on a shopping spree

今晚準備Party
Jin wan zhun bei Party
Preparing to party tonight

寂寞Get Out
Ji mo Get Out
Loneliness, Get Out

孤單Get Out
Gu dan Get Out
Solitude, Get Out

十三號星期舞
Shi san hao xing qi wu
Friday the 13th

Single Lady專屬
Single Lady Zhuan Shu
Is exclusive for Single Ladies

盲目還比黑色恐怖
Mang mu hai bi hei se kong bu
Blindness is scarier than blackness

愛錯不如自己跳舞
Ai cuo bu ru zi ji tiao wu
It’s better to dance your own jig than to fall for the wrong guy

十三號星期舞
Shi san hao xing qi wu
Friday the 13th

Single Lady熱舞
Single Lady Re Wu
Single Ladies are dancing wildly

慶祝今天無拘無束
Qing zhu jin tian wu ju wu shu
Celebrating there’s no constraints today

預祝明天找到幸福
Yu zhu ming tian zhao dao xing fu
Congratulating on finding their happiness tomorrow

一個人睡覺是比較舒服
Yi ge ren shui jiao shi bi jiao shu fu
It’s more comfortable to sleep alone

情人節不用煩惱買禮物
Qing ren jie bu yong fan nao mai li wu
No worries about present shopping during valentines

男朋友寧缺勿濫竽充數
Nan peng you ning que wu lan yu chong shu
It’s better to be single than to grab a random guy

二月十四自己慶祝
Er yue shi si zi ji qing zhu
Let’s celebrate on our own on 14th February

包場3D電影
Bao chang 3D dian ying
Booking the whole theatre for a 3D movie

自己看也立體
Zi ji kan ye li ti
It’s still three-dimensional even if you watch it alone

慾望城市散步
Yu wang cheng shi san bu
Strolling in “Sex and the City”

有伴沒伴都酷
You ban mei ban dou ku
It’s cool whether you’re alone or in pairs

快樂Hold住
Kuai le Hold zhu
Keep hold of happiness

自由Hold住
Zi you Hold zhu
Keep hold of freedom

十三號星期舞
Shi san hao xing qi wu
Friday the 13th

Single Lady專屬
Single Lady Zhuan Shu
Is exclusive for Single Ladies

盲目還比黑色恐怖
Mang mu hai bi hei se kong bu
Blindness is scarier than blackness

愛錯不如自己跳舞
Ai cuo bu ru zi ji tiao wu
It’s better to dance your own jig than to fall for the wrong guy

十三號星期舞
Shi san hao xing qi wu
Friday the 13th

Single Lady熱舞
Single Lady Re Wu
Single Ladies are dancing wildly

慶祝今天無拘無束
Qing zhu jin tian wu ju wu shu
Celebrating there’s no constraints today

預祝明天找到幸福
Yu zhu ming tian zhao dao xing fu
Congratulating on finding their happiness tomorrow

包場3D電影
Bao chang 3D dian ying
Booking the whole theatre for a 3D movie

自己看也立體
Zi ji kan ye li ti
It’s still three-dimensional even if you watch it alone

慾望城市散步
Yu wang cheng shi san bu
Strolling in “Sex and the City”

有伴沒伴都酷
You ban mei ban dou ku
It’s cool whether you’re alone or in pairs

快樂Hold住
Kuai le Hold zhu
Keep hold of happiness

自由Hold住
Zi you Hold zhu
Keep hold of freedom

十三號星期舞
Shi san hao xing qi wu
Friday the 13th

Single Lady專屬
Single Lady Zhuan Shu
Is exclusive for Single Ladies

男男女女開心狂舞
Nan nan nv nv kai xin kuang wu
Both genders are having fun partying

不分你我整夜狂舞
Bu fen ni wo zheng ye kuang wu
Partying for the whole night without distinguishing themselves apart

十三號星期舞
Shi san hao xing qi wu
Friday the 13th

Single Lady狂舞
Single Lady Kuang wu
Single Ladies are partying

慶祝今天無拘無束
Qing zhu jin tian wu ju wu shu
Celebrating there’s no constraints today

預祝明天找到幸福
Yu zhu ming tian zhao dao xing fu
Congratulating on finding their happiness tomorrow

Monday, April 1, 2013

Beast - 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai

Jolin, the Superwoman

"Beast" is a song written by Jolin after she read "零極限的美好生活" during her break. I've been looking around and it seems there isn't an English edition of that book. And the prize goes to Jolin with the shortest and most complex lyrics in the whole album! I can't read most of the lyrics in the MV and I have to rely heavily on uploaded lyrics of Beast and Chinese dictionary. :(

But it's fortunate that I have some background knowledge on psychology or I'll still be debating if "潛意識" is subconscious or unconscious in her lyrics, since it has dual meaning in Chinese. From my knowledge, subconscious is a bridge between conscious and unconscious, thus unconscious would be the real beast. However, my interpretation of unconscious differs from Jolin. The unconscious might be used as a container to suppress unwanted feelings in reality and eventually if we ignored it long enough, it would emerge like a beast. But that isn't a sign that it's bad, it's actually a good check to keep ourselves balanced. The fact that the beast is struggling to come out is a hint to you to start resting before you break down.

I feel that the unconscious contains the real me, whereas my conscious is built up from expectations of family, friends and society. That's why I like my unconscious, because it is me.

Song: Beast
Album: Muse

你 感慨
Ni gan kai
You heave a sigh

他 澎湃
Ta peng pai
He’s on an upsurge

等 你懈怠
Deng ni xie dai
When you loosen

任他 主宰
Ren ta zhu zai
He will hold the reins

矇騙演練 多變埋藏 掩飾他的 穢
Meng pian yan lian duo bian mai cang yan shi ta de hui
He puts up a show and hides his arbitrary nature to conceal his evil

接著趁機毀滅
Jie zhe chen ji hui mie
Before using the opportunity to destroy

目睹
Mu du
Witness

情緒噴灑的 潑墨
Qing xu pen sa de po mo
The release of emotions

揭露
Jie lu
Reveal

纏住畫面的 心魔
Chan zhu hua mian de xin mo
The devil entangling in your heart

被 馴服
Bei xun fu
Getting tamed

心總 想說不
Xin zong xiang shuo bu
Yet the heart is resisting

夜的 濃霧
Ye de nong wu
The mist in the night

像千斤重 的服
Xiang qian jin zhong de fu
Is akin to a heavy outfit

潛意識獨鬥 掙脫他 圍護的段數
Qian yi shi du dou zheng tuo ta wei hu de duan shu
The unconscious struggles to emerge out from his level

意識嘲弄謝幕
Yi shi chao nong xie mu
The conscious pokes fun at him by letting him through

揭露
Jie lu
Reveal

早已破舊的 詭屋
Zao yi po jiu de gui wu
The old and shabby haunted house

荒蕪
Huang wu
Barren

是他送來的 禮物
Shi ta song lai de li wu
Is the present he gives you

殘暴的氣息
Can bao de qi xi
There’s a deadly smell in the air

得醒著逃離
De xing zhe tao li
You have to wake up and escape

沿途
Yan tu
Along the way

即有新的路 交替
Ji you xin de lu jiao ti
New paths will emerge

這野獸
Zhe ye shou
This beast

你可笑的假 想敵
Ni ke xiao de jia xiang di
Is ironically your imaginary foe

潛意識獨鬥 掙脫他 圍護的段數
Qian yi shi du dou zheng tuo ta wei hu de duan shu
The unconscious struggles to emerge out from his level

意識嘲弄謝幕
Yi shi chao nong xie mu
The conscious pokes fun at him by letting him through

揭露
Jie lu
Reveal

早已破舊的 詭屋
Zao yi po jiu de gui wu
The old and shabby haunted house

荒蕪
Huang wu
Barren

是他送來的 禮物
Shi ta song lai de li wu
Is the present he gives you