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News and a speech

The official announcement that went out recently about 2PM’s ex-leader’s Jaebum’s withdrawal from the group has, if you have not noticed, created huge waves within the industry and amidst the fandom – it’s created a huge sort of drama that the Sister and I unabashedly pored over, while providing our own (snarky) commentary.

I like the group, and so does the Sister, but we can’t help feeling outraged that the leader has been so unequivocally pulled from his position, without even a clear explanation. The group may have gotten away with the September debacle because, unofficially, it seemed from various peoples’ perspectives that they were waiting for him to come back, except, suddenly, they aren’t. Many of the Hottests have deemed this a ‘turning of their backs’…a betrayal of sorts. Certainly, they didn’t help matters when they held a conference where many fans left, chilled by what they were perceiving from the group; ironically, many of the Hottests have now turned ‘Coldests’ (anti-fans – who are, by their definition, an oxymoron onto themselves).

The Sister and I are…Lukewarmest, according to someone from Omona. The drama’s highly entertaining, but K-pop fandom isn’t fun, as I can attest to, and I think we both sort of faded away from that – the vitriol that goes around can be rather nasty. So, we’re keeping an eye on it, seeing as how the Sister likes 2PM and I’ve always sort of burst out laughing whenever they appear on variety shows, but I don’t see us investing too much effort into this. I mean, I don’t know? I see both sides of the story – why the fans are so angry and lashing out at them, but at the same time, why the group just wants to carry on (and obviously there is some MAJOR story behind the scenes here that we are not being told, and being told that we aren’t being told isn’t helping to calm the waters. Obviously JYPE needs some new marketing / PR people), so…I’m staying out of this storm. Somehow the two years in which I’ve spent in K-pop hasn’t been the best of years for various groups for various reasons…

For some happy news, Kim Yuna (S. Korea’s most famous female figure skater) has just pulled off a fabulous gold medal for the Winter Olympics with an ankle injury just a month before the competition. Congratulations to the pretty 19 year old for her gumption, brilliance, talent, and perseverance in the face of pain and competition like you wouldn’t believe it.

In other news, just caught J.K. Rowling’s speech (the full transcript is here, for the interested) on Fashion Nation for Harvard’s Commencement Address 2008 (don’t ask me why it’s only been brought up now – my only excuse is that 2008 was an abysmal year for me so I barely recollect it, and may have thus, missed out on the fabulous speech by one of my favourite children’s authors. She is, certainly, one of the better ones, on par with Eoin Colfer, author of the ever witty Artemis Fowl series, even if I had amnesia during her fifth Harry Potter book, and never bothered with the sixth or the seventh, having had such trouble with the fifth).  Her experiences are humbling – one day, I wonder, will I ever write like that, and put words to what people think without ever saying? …I can only hope so.


2PM: Tired of Waiting [Full Song: Download & Lyrics]

And even though they are NOT my bias, I actually really liked the song, although I think it’d be a really good idea to release the non-autotuned version of this (i.e. the ballad) because…I kind of actually to hear singers sing?

Download

Lyrics: Hangeul, Romanized and Translated, thanks to Soompi (and since I am not the one who wrote this, please excuse any grammatical errors, intentional or otherwise)

기다리다 지친다… U Know? 기다리다가 지친다 음~ U Know 넌 넌 내맘아니? 우~
기다리다가 또 지친다 음~ 너는 아직도 날 기억하니? oh~Know
하루가 지나도 난 너를 못 잊어 한달이 지나도 난 너를 못 놔줘
아직도 널 원한 내 맘을 아니? oh~Know~
너를 기다리다 지쳐 미치고 또 하루하루 매일같이 일년이 같고
오~난 나 나 나~ 기다리다가 널 기다리다가 yeah~
금방이라도 니가 다시 올 것만 같고 뒤돌아서면 다시 너를 볼 것만 같아
오~난 나 나 나~ 지쳐 미치고 난 지쳐 미치고 yeah~
니가 올까 봐 또 참는다 oh~yeah 너를 아직도 난 기다린다 oh~yeah
한달이 지나도 난 너를 못 잊어 일년이 지나도 난 너를 못 놔줘
아직도 널 원한 내맘을 아니? oh~Know~
너를 기다리다 지쳐 미치고 또 하루하루 매일같이 일년이 같고
오~난 나 나 나~ 기다리다가 널 기다리다가 yeah~
금방이라도 니가 다시 올것만 같고 뒤돌아서면 다시 너를 볼 것만 같아
오~난 나 나 나~ 지쳐 미치고 난 지쳐 미치고 yeah~
왜 이렇게 난 자꾸 힘든데 머릿속이 복잡해 죽겠네 기다리고 기다리던 나인데 아직도 소식이 없는데
너 땜에 울던 내가 아닌데 나 땜에 떠날 니가 아닌데
어째서 이런 내가 힘든데 어떻게 지금 너무 힘든데
일년이라도 난 기다릴거야 십 년이라도 난 기다릴거야
oh~난 난 난 난 난 난 난 난 기다리다가 난 지쳐도 좋아
너를 기다리다 지쳐 미치고 또 하루하루 매일같이 일년이 같고
오~난 나 나 나~ 기다리다가 널 기다리다가 yeah~
금방이라도 니가 다시 올것만 같고 뒤돌아서면 다시 너를 볼것만 같아
오~난 나 나 나~ 지쳐 미치고 난 지쳐 미치고 yeah~

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gidarida jichin da YOU KNOW?

gidaridaga jichinda… MM~
YOU KNOW non~ non ne mam ani OOH~ (YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW)
gidaridaga to jichinda… MM~
nonun ajigdo nar gioghani OH NO, NO~~

haruga jinado nan norur mod ijo
handari jinado nan norur mod nwajwo
ajigdo nor wonhan ne mamur ani OH NO~ NO~~~

norur gidarida jichyo michigo
to haru haru meir gathi irnyoni gadgo
OH~ nan (na na na~~) gidaridaga nor gidaridaga
gumbang irado niga dashi orgodman gadgo
dwidorasomyon dashi norur borgodman gatha
OH~ nan (na na na na~~) jichyo michigo nan jichyo michigo YEAH

niga orka bwa to chamnunda (OH~ YEAH, YEAH~)
norur ajigdo nan gidarinda OH YEAH~~~
handari jinado nan norur mod ijo
irnyoni jinado nan norur mod nwajwo
ajigdo nor wonhan ne mamur ani OH NO~ NO~~~

norur gidarida jichyo michigo (OH~ NO~)
to haru haru meir gathi irnyoni gadgo (NO, NO~)
OH~ nan (na na na~~) gidaridaga nor gidaridaga YEAH
gumbang irado niga dashi orgodman gadgo (OOH, OOH~)
dwidorasomyon dashi norur borgodman gatha
OH~ nan (na na na na~~) jichyo michigo nan jichyo michigo YEAH~
OH YEAH~

we irohge nan jaku himdunde
moridsogi bogjabhe jugethne (YEAH, YEAH, YEAH~)
gidarigo gidaridon nainde
ajigdo soshigi obnunde (OH~~)
no teme urdon nega aninde
na teme tonar niga aninde (OOH~ YEAH, YEAH, YEAH..)
ocheso iron nega himdunde
otohge jigum nomu himdunde

irnyon irado nan gidarirgoya
shib nyonirado nan gidarirgoya
OH~ nan nan nan nan~ nan nan nan nan~
gidaridaga (OH!) nan jichyodo joha (OH~ YEAH)

norur gidarida jichyo michigo (jichyo michigo~~)
to haru haru meir gathi irnyoni gadgo (irnyoni gadgo)
OH~ nan (na na na~~) gidaridaga nor gidaridaga YEAH
(gidaridaga..)
gumbang irado niga dashi orgodman gadgo (OOH OOH~~~~)
dwidorasomyon dashi norur borgodman gatha
OH~ nan (OOH~) (na na na na~~) (YEAH, YEAH~)
jichyo michigo nan jichyo michigo YEAH~

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Getting tired while waiting… (U know?)
Gotten tired while waiting and~
U Know, do you know how I feel?
Gotten tired while waiting~
Do you still remember me? (Oh~ no)
Even if a day goes by, I’ll still remember you
Even if a month goes by, I still won’t let you go
Can you understand my desires for you? (oh~no)
Going insane while waiting
and each day feels like a year.
Oh~ I, I I I~ was waiting and while I was waiting,( yeah~)
It felt as if you would come back
or if I look back I would see your face

Oh~ I I I I~ am going insane, going insane (yeah~)
I am holding back just in case you come back, (oh yeah~ )
I am still waiting (oh yea~)
Even if a month goes by, I’ll still remember you.
Even if a year goes by, I still won’t let you go
Can you understand my desires for you? (oh~no)
Going insane while waiting
and each day feels like a year.
Oh~ I, I I I~ was waiting and while I was waiting
It felt as if you would come back
or if I look back I would see your face
Oh~ I I I I~ am going insane, going insane (yeah~)

Why is it so hard
and everything’s so complicated in my head.
I was waiting and waiting
and yet no answers from you
I didn’t cry because of you
and you didn’t leave because of me
So why is it so hard, why is it so hard?

I will wait for a year
or even a decade if I have to.
Oh~ I I I I I I I I will wait and it’s fine if tire myself out.
Going insane while waiting
and each day feels like a year.
Oh~ I, I I I~ was waiting and while I was waiting
It felt as if you would come back
or if I look back I would see your face
Oh~ I I I I~ am going insane, going insane (yeah~)