Today is the first day of work after a long weekend. Living in a Christian-Catholic dominated country, holy week is strictly observed as national holiday for repentance and reflection. I may have been a shameless Catholic for having enjoyed the long vacation that started last April 1 for I have spent 75% of this vacation doing marathon viewing of some dramas I missed.
Someone asked if 어떻가죠 (Etteohkajyo) means ‘what should I do?’ incidentally this is one of the Official Sound Track (OST) of the drama i just finished watching last weekend. It’s actually spelled 어떡하죠 (Etteokhajyo). This is one of the songs from the light Korean Drama 미남이시네요 (Minamishineyo). It literally means ‘you are handsome’ but it was released with an English title ‘You’re Beautiful’. I am loving this song specifically the one rendered by 장근석 (Jang Geun Seok).
This post is so random. As it is right now, I want to fly to Korea for no reasons at all. Reality is I would have to wait until December to be back *sigh*
I have been doing all this self study and effort to learn Korean and I still think I am poor at it. I have watched tons of Korean Dramas and listened to a lot of Korean songs so I won’t get alienated with my own little world of learning Korean Language. I just finished watching 찬란한 유산 (Shining Inheritance as commonly translated but it also means Glorious Heritage or Brilliant Heritage/Inheritance).
It’s been a while since I get to finish watching a feel good Korean drama and I am so happy i got the chance to see this drama in one long weekend doing marathon. What interests me more is one of the songs in the Official Sound Track (OST). The song that I have been addicted to lately is 사랑에 미쳐서 (Sarange Michyeoso) which means Crazy in Love. I instantly wanted to get hold of the Korean lyrics of the song which I found out was sung by 지선 (Jisun from the group Loveholic). More than wanting to sing along while i play the song over and over, I said to my self I will translate the song in English.
I thought its going to be at least not so difficult with a little help from my dictionary and with all the things I learned about the language…well i am not going to be discouraged that easy so I am giving it a try at least for the first few stanzas.
웃고 싶어서 그냥 하는 말인데
I wanted to smile just as I speak
그댄 왜 이렇게 내맘을 몰라 정말..
why it is like this you really don’t know my feelings
다짐했는데 다시 사랑에 미쳐서
with all the things I did, again with my crazy love
지독하게 내마음을 쥐고 흔드나봐요
I am trying to hold on the hurting in my heart
그대 떠난 그 자리에 서서
When you left that place where you stood
나는 아직 그대만 보죠
I still could see only you.
너무 아픈데 언제쯤 우린
It hurts the thought that we
서로 남이 될까..
finally will be to each other…
가슴이 멈추질 않아
My heart will not stop
이별을 말하고도 한동안 사랑했잖아
him to say goodbye. For a while this love is okay
Until it will be like this
아픔이 가시질 않아
The pain will not go in time
다시 몇번을 참아봐도
Having to see again
너 없는 하루하루가 너무 힘이 들어
Day by day without you is just too hard
내겐 너 뿐인데..
For me there is only you.