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Patience November 17, 2009

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Why is patience a virtue?

Patience is a virtue because it makes us better people. The definition of the word is to tolerate delay. This implies self control and forbearance as opposed to wanting what we want when we want it. How many times have we jumped the gun and found out it would have been better to tolerate delay or had self control? What did we miss out on? Did we hurt someone we love because of lack of patience? Having patience will heal the wounds and it will work itself out fine. Patience is not only a virtue but a necessity for a happy existence.

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My thoughts: The best is yet to come. While waiting, why don’t you explore things that you never seen before.

Perhaps October 2, 2009

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Perhaps love is like a resting place, A shelter from the storm, It exists to give you comfort, It is there to keep you warm, And in those times of trouble, When you are most alone, The memory of love will bring you home

John Denver quotes (American Singer and Song Writer19431997)

Don’t be afraid July 17, 2009

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“Don’t be afraid you won’t meet up to other people’s expectations. Don’t try to become the person that other people want you to be. Be the person you really want to be, and then this hell-like world will become a lot better. It might even feel like heaven.”

Stand By You (Magazine Interview) June 17, 2009

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Here’s the interview courtesy of [heyjj] and KPOP JJANG. Translated by mandasoh@iscreamshinki:
“Introduction
Based on the album, that was released in March, they are currently holding their national tour, which will be attended by 250,000 people. During the tour, they announced that their new single STAND BY YOU , will be released on 1st July, and the song’s preview has been released. Sure to be a big hit, this sad love song is the continuation of the popular single , which was released last year.
Besides this, it has been decided that the encore and final performance will be held in the Tokyo Dome on 4th and 5th July; their first time performing there. Just like the album, a more mature Tohoshinki with fantastic dance moves, excellent vocal abilities and hot dance stages will be presented during the Live.
Tohoshinki Special Interview
Following last year’s , it’s another sad love song this summer. The song, destined to be popular, has been completed, and from the 5’s vocals, you can hear their thoughts… thinking of their most important “You”.
– Stand By U is a sad love song. I thought at first that this year’s Summer single will be a light-hearted Summer song, so I was a little surprised.
CM: You thought that it would be a single similar to Summer Dream right?
JS: But last year, the song that we released, Why Did I Love You, was a mid-tempo song~.
–Because last year’s release was Why Did I Love You, so I thought this year’s would be a light-hearted Summer single.
YC: bu~~~bu~~~ (imitating a police siren?!) Your expectations are incorrect (laughs). But Stand By U and Why Did I Love You are both mature, mid-tempo songs.
YH: It’s different from the songs Tohoshinki have sung so far, and the male lead’s age is also a little older than that of Why Did I Love You.
JJ: Although Stand By U and Why Did I Love You are both songs about breaking up, if I compare and place myself in the male lead’s shoes, the feeling that the female lead in is “too much” is more, as she didn’t even say goodbye before she left. To experience this kind of break up, the sadness is doubled I guess.
–But maybe the female lead didn’t have a change to say goodbye before leaving?
JJ: But from a man’s point of view, no matter what the situation, I would want to know the reason. There are some men who are unable to forget even after the break up – there’s that kind of feeling.
JS: Although he really felt like crying, the male lead repressed his feelings and did not cry. It made me feel like it’s very real. This male lead is a mature man, no matter how hurt and how sad he is, he does not shed tears.
YC: I think the lyricist, as a man, put these kind of indescribable feelings into the lyrics, as there are some men who no matter how much they miss the other, are not able to verbalise it.
–The part Changmin sings “I can’t continue this difficult journey forward holding on to these sad feelings~~”, it’s trying to say that you hope that the male lead can let it go, even if it’s just a little, right?
CM: Yes. Although he won’t be able to forget his girlfriend, he can make changes to his emotional state. When we were recording the song, not only did we want to capture the man’s heart-broken feelings, but we wanted to capture the change within that as well, so we took extra care when singing.
JS: In order to show the reality of the feelings, we sang it many times.
YH: These kind of lyrics, because of the feelings and the way we sing it, it will make the performance of the song different as well.
JS: It’s because the feelings are real, that’s why it will move you; singing the lyrics just as if we were speaking it.
CM: That’s right, the lyrics are quite realistic. For example, hoping to see her name appear when the phone rings, I’m sure everyone has experienced that in real life.
YH: When you see a back similar to your girlfriend’s and it reminds you of her, that’s very real too! So, not just for men, but women who have experienced a sad love as well as a break up would be able to understand that feeling too.
JJ: No matter how old we are, this is a song that we can keep singing; that’s how real the lyrics are and they also represent a man’s heart at the same time. Our experiences in future will also definitely coincide with what the lyrics represent.
YC: If there’s a chance, I’d like to sing an “answer song” that shows the female lead’s feelings.
CM: That’s not a bad idea.
YH: It’s a fresh idea, a Tohoshinki break up song that shows the female lead’s point of view.
–Before the Stand By U CD hits the stands, you’ve performed this during your Live tour. How does it feel to sing this during the Live?
CM: I hope that we can show everyone the true meaning of the lyrics. To be able to show the depth of feelings.
YC: I hope to tell all the women in the Lives that the men they loved in the past could still hold the same feelings, and have not forgotten them.
JJ: For this song, men and women will feel differently towards it. I could tell by seeing everyone’s expressions while singing it during the Lives.
YH: On the men’s faces, you can see the “Yes! It’s that feeling!” expression. Maybe they didn’t even realise it themselves.
JS: The females will have the “thinking of the past” expression. Maybe they didn’t realise it too. (Laughs)
YH: When singing this song, we would look at everyone’s expressions carefully, so everyone, please be careful! (Laughs)
JJ: Actually, for the 5 of us, our expressions change too. As we gradually feel the depth of the lyrics, it’s as if we become the male lead, having been dumped… so please look carefully at our expressions too. (Laughs)
YC: The male lead of this song is not just the 5 of us, but also everyone listening to it.
–The second song Tea for Two is as if the male lead in is about to find new love. Finally finding a new relationship, ready to be released from the pain.
JJ: This is a love song full of sweet happiness.
CM: It’s a song full of happiness, emulating that which a pair of lovers experience together.
JS: “No matter how much I love you, I’m afraid it’s not enough” – This kind of male lead is superb.
–”Your presence makes me strong, yet weak at the same time” – This line is really great!
YC: When we were in our teens we thought there’s nothing to be scared of when it comes to love, therefore the teenage us who can’t really understand, would not have been able to perform this song.
JJ: As a man, I’m envious of the male lead. Envious that he has someone worthy of loving so much.
JS: When singing this song, the feeling is warm and touching, even the pain slowly fades away…
YC: Isn’t that Forever Love’s lyrics?
JS: Ah, I’ve been found out? But it’s really really really true~~~ It’s with this feeling that I seriously sang this song.
CM: Junsu really keeps saying “really”.
JS: I really really think this way~~
YC: I hope that this story will one day become Tea for Three.
–If the 2 of them get married and have children, the family will grow…
JS: I hope that these 2 will always be happy!
–Well, lastly, how about everyone share their feelings on being able to stand on the stage of the Tokyo Dome?
JJ: Previously, we appeared as special guests in Koda Kumi’s Live at the Dome. Although we only sang one song, we felt really great, and we’ll never forget that feeling. If we can feel that way just singing one song, to have our own concert at the Tokyo Dome, the feelings must be even better! I’m really looking forward to it!
CM: As artistes who are trying to grow in Japan, to be able to perform at the Tokyo Dome has been our dream all along. Working so hard for this dream and finally achieving it, we’re really happy. To stand and perform on such a huge stage in the Dome, we’ll make sure to deliver and not let you down!
JS: If we keep working towards our dreams, never giving up, it will definitely come true. I want to stand on the stage and do my best dancing and singing.
YH: Now, we are full of confidence. We’re also considering a new performance, we hope to have a performance that can only be accomplished within the Dome, and hope that through this, everyone can witness Tohoshinki’s new charm.
YC: It’s such a huge arena, there’ll be 50,000 people attending, and I hope to send Tohoshinki’s songs to each and every one of them. So, please cheer for us! Let the Tokyo Dome resound with the voices of Tohoshinki and you!”

I’m so in love with this song! Therefore, I’ll put anything that’s connected with this song in my blog! ^^ *grin* In Tohoshinki’s Interview with Japan’s “What’s In” Magazine, Tohoshinki describes the song Stand by You perfectly! Those are the feelings that I got from listening the song.

Below’s the excerpt of the interview courtesy of [heyjj] and KPop Jjang and it’s translated by mandasoh@iscreamshinki. The lyrics of the song can be found in here.

*****

– Stand By U is a sad love song. I thought at first that this year’s Summer single will be a light-hearted Summer song, so I was a little surprised.

CM: You thought that it would be a single similar to Summer Dream right?

JS: But last year, the song that we released, Why Did I Love You, was a mid-tempo song~.

–Because last year’s release was Why Did I Love You, so I thought this year’s would be a light-hearted Summer single.

YC: bu~~~bu~~~ (imitating a police siren?!) Your expectations are incorrect (laughs). But Stand By U and Why Did I Love You are both mature, mid-tempo songs.

YH: It’s different from the songs Tohoshinki have sung so far, and the male lead’s age is also a little older than that of Why Did I Love You.

JJ: Although Stand By U and Why Did I Love You are both songs about breaking up, if I compare and place myself in the male lead’s shoes, the feeling that the female lead in is “too much” is more, as she didn’t even say goodbye before she left. To experience this kind of break up, the sadness is doubled I guess.

–But maybe the female lead didn’t have a chance to say goodbye before leaving?

JJ: But from a man’s point of view, no matter what the situation, I would want to know the reason. There are some men who are unable to forget even after the break up – there’s that kind of feeling.

JS: Although he really felt like crying, the male lead repressed his feelings and did not cry. It made me feel like it’s very real. This male lead is a mature man, no matter how hurt and how sad he is, he does not shed tears.

YC: I think the lyricist, as a man, put these kind of indescribable feelings into the lyrics, as there are some men who no matter how much they miss the other, are not able to verbalise it.

–The part Changmin sings “I can’t continue this difficult journey forward holding on to these sad feelings~~”, it’s trying to say that you hope that the male lead can let it go, even if it’s just a little, right?

CM: Yes. Although he won’t be able to forget his girlfriend, he can make changes to his emotional state. When we were recording the song, not only did we want to capture the man’s heart-broken feelings, but we wanted to capture the change within that as well, so we took extra care when singing.

JS: In order to show the reality of the feelings, we sang it many times.

YH: These kind of lyrics, because of the feelings and the way we sing it, it will make the performance of the song different as well.

JS: It’s because the feelings are real, that’s why it will move you; singing the lyrics just as if we were speaking it.

CM: That’s right, the lyrics are quite realistic. For example, hoping to see her name appear when the phone rings, I’m sure everyone has experienced that in real life.

YH: When you see a back similar to your girlfriend’s and it reminds you of her, that’s very real too! So, not just for men, but women who have experienced a sad love as well as a break up would be able to understand that feeling too.

JJ: No matter how old we are, this is a song that we can keep singing; that’s how real the lyrics are and they also represent a man’s heart at the same time. Our experiences in future will also definitely coincide with what the lyrics represent.

YC: If there’s a chance, I’d like to sing an “answer song” that shows the female lead’s feelings.

CM: That’s not a bad idea.

YH: It’s a fresh idea, a Tohoshinki break up song that shows the female lead’s point of view.

–Before the Stand By U CD hits the stands, you’ve performed this during your Live tour. How does it feel to sing this during the Live?

CM: I hope that we can show everyone the true meaning of the lyrics. To be able to show the depth of feelings.

YC: I hope to tell all the women in the Lives that the men they loved in the past could still hold the same feelings, and have not forgotten them.

JJ: For this song, men and women will feel differently towards it. I could tell by seeing everyone’s expressions while singing it during the Lives.

YH: On the men’s faces, you can see the “Yes! It’s that feeling!” expression. Maybe they didn’t even realise it themselves.

JS: The females will have the “thinking of the past” expression. Maybe they didn’t realise it too. (Laughs)

YH: When singing this song, we would look at everyone’s expressions carefully, so everyone, please be careful! (Laughs)

JJ: Actually, for the 5 of us, our expressions change too. As we gradually feel the depth of the lyrics, it’s as if we become the male lead, having been dumped… so please look carefully at our expressions too. (Laughs)

YC: The male lead of this song is not just the 5 of us, but also everyone listening to it.

****
The full articles can be read in here.

Trivia?

Hmmm.. since Junsu composed this song, it might be his real life story ? In one of  the TV show,  Junsu said that the only time he’s been in a relationship is after their debut. Out of 100 days, he met his girlfriend only 3 days. On their 100 days anniversary, Junsu was so sad because he can’t do anything for the girl on their anniversary because of his schedule. Listening to this song might have conveyed Junsu’s feeling at that time? ^^ keke.. Okay too much information!!

UPDATE (07/06/09): Apparently, Junsu isn’t the one who composed this song 😦 but it’s okay.. this song is so beautiful, that I don’t really care who composed it..

stand by you

Reason to watch: TRIPLE June 12, 2009

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triple

  1. PD Lee Yoon-jung. She directed and produced Coffee Prince, and whether you liked it or not, it was a humungous success only recently matched in popularity and media frenzy by Boys Before Flowers. (Only, in comparison, Coffee Prince had great acting, great directing, great music, and a lovely romantic realism. Or maybe realistic romanticism. CP slowed down toward the end but I give Lee credit for resisting mightily when the station tried to force her to extend the uber-popular series, and when she eventually gave in after refusing more than three times, it was only to one additional episode.)
  2. Writer Lee Jung-ah (pen name for Lee Sun-mi). She wrote the original Coffee Prince novel, then wrote the scripts to the drama series. She also wrote the novel for Capital Scandal, then wrote the scripts for its drama adaptation. And did I mention that she wrote both dramas at the same time? (For a short while the dramas overlapped and she was writing scripts for broadcasts every day from Monday through Thursday.)
  3. The music. Coffee Prince drew much buzz for its indie-music soundtrack, curated by songwriter and music director Tearliner and used artfully by PD Lee. Triple also features indie musicians such as Tearliner and Zitten.
  4. Actor Lee Jung-jae. Mostly a movie star, Lee Jung-jae didn’t have such a hot run with Air City, but he is a huge name and a charismatic presence, and it’s a welcome event to have him back on television. He starred in movies like Typhoon, Oh Brothers, Last Present, and Il Mare.
  5. Actor Lee Seon-kyun. If you’ve heard him speak, you get it. He also has a nicely understated, natural way of acting. He has starred in all three of PD Lee’s drama projects (which includeTaereung National Village and Coffee Prince).
  6. Actress Lee Hana. She’s got a quirky vibe, loves music, and most recently made herself known in the revenge drama Women in the Sun.
  7. Actor Yoon Kye-sang. Have you seen Who Are You? ‘Nuff said.
  8. Newb Min Hyo-rin isn’t exactly a draw to the series, but more of a curiosity — would the singer-turned-actress be able to stay afloat amongst such a cast of experienced actors? And surprisingly — as the media and viewers are starting to also echo — she doesn’t suck. Not that I thought she’d be atrocious, because I had faith in PD Lee. (No, Lee’s not infallible, but she’s good. She also said she had such faith in Yoon Eun-hye’s commitment to Eun-chan in Coffee Prince that she would have cast her even if Yoon had been a rookie. That gave me hope that Min Hyo-rin wouldn’t totally sink.)

Thanks to Dramabeans for the above citation.