Can you translate "Fate" by Lee Sun Hee and connect it to SoSoo? I feel like it would fit rlly well, but the lyrics I read don't seem to fit grammatically. Could you do that for me? Please? I loved your translation of "Wind" and I really wish you would do "Fate." Thank you so much. You are a wonderful person.
Oh Anon, you’ve caught me on a good day… and with my favorite song!~
There’s the video that made me watch an entire drama :)
So let’s begin with the lyrics. Here are my translations based on what I’ve learned from my uber traditional, grammar nazi family.
“인연” (”Fate”) by Lee Seon Hee:
I promise after this moment has passed, On the day we can meet again, I will throw everything away and stand by your side, As we walk the rest of the way together.
They call it how fate*, there is no denying it. In my life, a day as beautiful as this, Could it ever come again? On the agonizing road of life, you were a gift. And, so rust cannot tarnish our love, I will clean and shine it every day.
As if we were drunk, our meeting was short, But I opened the closet doors and made us a place. And though our love could not be fulfilled, I have no regrets. Because there is nothing that lasts forever.
They call it destiny, there is no denying it. In my life, a day as beautiful as this, Could it ever come again? There are so many words I want to say, but you, my dear, will already know them. Throughout the long road, on the day we can meet, Don’t ever let go again.
The love I could not have in this life, the fate I could not have, Wandering throughout the long roads, on the day we can meet again, Don’t let me go again.
Alright, wipe your tears. Let’s get into it.
A bit of backstory: this song comes from Lee Joon Ki movie The King and the Clown (왕의 남자). The singer is one of Korea’s most famous, revered vocalists: Lee Seon Hee. She is a devout Buddhist.
Again, there are no genders in this song. The “you”s and the “my” are not gendered, so it could be So speaking to Soo or vice versa.
Now, this is definitely a sad song, but it’s one about lovers who have been separated that have hope that they’ll meet again. Hope. That’s what the singer is trying to convey. It’s a constant yearning that aches for the other person and reassures them that one day, they’ll find each other again.
That sounds familiar because So said something along the lines of: “If we are not of the name world, I will find you, my Soo.”
*- The title of the song in Korean is “인연” (een-yeon) which very very roughly translates in English to “fate”. However, the meaning is much more complex because the word in itself has no romantic connotation. Generally, the definition encapsulates how two people’s lives intertwine in their actions together. This could apply to the strangers you pass on the street or even to your spouse.
The song, however, is about a lover trying to find their other half in the next life, promising that they will never let the other person go if they are found. (Returned to quote: “
If we are not of the name world, I will find you, my Soo.”)
See, the PDs of MLSHR created a scene where SoSoo meet in present day and he hands her a handkerchief. Historically, Gwangjong became obsessed with Buddhism towards the end of his life. One aspect of Buddhism is the idea of reincarnation and rebirth.
The song specifically states: “The fate I could not have in this life.” That is the single line that completely and fully links the song to So and Soo. It is about their fate in Goryeo and how their relationship stopped after Soo left Songak.
“The day we can meet again,” isn’t tomorrow or next week- or even next year. “The day we can meet again,” isn’t in this lifetime, but the next one. It’s when the So and Soo can find one another again and love each other completely. It’s when they have nothing standing in their way and nothing impeding the path they will walk together.
I had so much fun at anime north, cosplaying Okuyasu with @swordfischh as my Josuke and @sondeneige as Rohan. Thanks to everyone who said hi to me and the people at the photo shoot for making it my favorite con so far!!
Thailand. He was a perfect gentleman. Going to call him Watches. Feeling very bronzed and refreshed. He’s got a beautiful yacht he wants to take me to Malaysia on next month. Hope everyone is having as good a weekend as I’ve had ❤️
the new story quests are out tomorrow! it’s been a really, really long time for most of us, i think. i went back & compiled a rough timeline of things that have happened so far in the Keepers of Aideen storyline - excluding stuff like G.E.D. and Hidden Dino Valley, because as far as i can tell there’s no relation between them and this plot just yet. we’ll see.
anyway i know its cheesy to say this but tbh if ur writing fic that isnt like great but ur constantly experimenting with styles and trying new things you. are doing something very important. even if u fail with styles and fics then tbh?? ur failures are more important than ur successes. the fact that u are willing to expand and to try even if u fail…..well thats the sign of a great writer if ya ask me. so seeing people like that and seeing their works in the tag just feels very refreshing to me. im so excited for new talent and i want to see u all grow
the biggest sign of a bad writer is someone who never goes far beyond their comfort zone and someone who never challenges themself. the fact that u are out there and doing that means u have the heart of a good writer, u just need to polish up ur talents. u will get there eventually and i wholeheartedly support u every step of the way
Podcasts and genre weird, or, what the everloving fuck is Greater Boston
So podcasts are this quirky little medium in that most of the time, you have no visual in what you are consuming. Because of this, I feel that the bounds of genre are a little bit blurred because you can’t see some of the defining characteristics of what makes a certain genre, like you can’t see the magic wand, or the starship, or the monster lurking in the shadows. Now obviously there are other ways than visuals to get this across from the obvious “hey look at the dragon over there”, to the more subtle hum of a spaceship locked on some beautiful sound scapes, and things like horror use the lack of visuals for there very purpose. This works for some of the more “high” genres, like sci-fi and fantasy, but what about the more down to earth “slice of life” podcasts? Especially difficult in that a lot of pods are non-fiction, and some audio dramas like to use the “mockumentary” style storytelling (hello the black tapes).
I’m talking, of course, about greater Boston.
When I first started listening, I thought greater Boston was pretty sturdy magical realism, mostly normal but with a few weird quirks like Leon Stametes ghost and the redline, but then I remember back to many hours I spent researching that same genre for when I had to do a paper on chronicle of a death foretold. One of the main characteristics of magical realism was that people saw “magic” as normal and seemingly mundane things as fantastical or sublime. By that metric, welcome to night vale would be magical realism! But I think that show has enough what-the-fuckery that’s off the walls enough to be considered surrealism or something. And the citizens of greater Boston don’t think things like the referendum to make a city on a train are normal, but they aren’t completely shocked by it either, same with Leon and the writing tree, so what does that make it? And it’s not like the “magic” isn’t a part of the overarching world, I mean the situation of redline even takes into account racial housing issues and other social factors! (Which I am thoroughly enjoying by the way, it feels very refreshing and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a media, especially one with fantasy elements, tackle these issues so head on before, but I digress). But like, it’s not realism so
What is greater Boston? Id love to hear some thoughts or the genre-weirdness of other podcasts, due to the medium or not!
The chocobros and how they look when they wake up in the morning
Noctis: he might be the future king of Lucis but he is currently the king of bedhead. It’s a wonder he gets his hair to look as good as it does, not to mention he has under eye bags like no other. Essentially looks like he was hit by a truck. It’s amazing just how quick he’s able to shake it off and pull himself together.
Prompto: similar to Noctis but not to the same extreme. Bed head makes his hair look less like a chocobros butt somehow. Had a fairly easy time waking up depending on how well he slept the night before.
Ignis: does he ever sleep? He wakes up #flawless everyday, everyone’s convinced he either sleeps standing up or just doesn’t sleep at all. No one has ever seen him with bed head. Even when they’re on the road and sleeping in the tent he wakes up perfect.
Gladiolus: besides some bed head every now and then he’s pretty good about waking up. He sleeps with a scrunchie so prevent any dents or breakage in his hair so it’s pretty easy to manage in the morning. However, he’s a very heavy sleeper and wakes up with pillow marks in his face almost everyday. Feels very refreshed in the morning.
You turned to your friends as you gathered your things. “Yeah, let’s go. Wouldn’t want sensei to chew us out for being late.”
Laughter erupted between the lot of you as you exit the girl’s locker room and headed for your gym class.
You wondered what sport you were gonna do today as your teacher liked to play different sports in every meeting. So far, you’ve done table tennis, ultimate frisbee, basketball and badminton. Swimming was unlikely, since you weren’t told to bring any swimming attire yet. Although you would’ve liked that very much, you sighed, as your gym class was last period and it would be nice to go home feeling very refreshed.
“All right!” Sensei yelled out, calling everyone’s attention inside the gym, even ones not in his class. He lightly bounced a Mikasa volley ball on his hand. Grudgingly, you groaned.
You were quite athletic, having done well on the previous games like frisbee and badminton. However, you had a weakness and that was dealing with game balls. It was something you couldn’t fathom but you really couldn’t do well handling any kind of game ball. You royally sucked at table tennis and had to apologize to your partner more than once for the poor performance you had done and everyone had seen how crappy you were with dribbling a basketball.
You liked Volleyball as a sport but that was all you were - a spectator (like Kim Jong Kook towards soccer).
Shaking your head, you stood up as everyone started to place themselves for some practice games. You watched as other gym classes went around you and felt embarrassed at the thought of other students seeing or watching your failures.
You turned at the sudden scream of your name and before you knew it, a ball was flying towards your face. Instinctively, you eyes looked away and shut as you threw your hands up to block it. The impact had been too forceful and the ball bounced to the side.
And apparently something happened that made the others gasp while your eyes were closed.
Opening your eyes, you saw that your classmates were either surprised or horrified. Quickly, you looked to your side and sucked in a breath.
Someone was lying on the floor and the ball that had been flying towards you earlier rolled off from the person. You just hit someone. No, you thought horribly when you squinted hard at the person. You didn’t just hit someone.
You just hit Oikawa Tooru.
“Oh, my goodness-!” You exclaimed as you hurriedly ran off towards the prince and plopped down beside him. His pretty face was scrunched up in pain and it looked like his nose was started to redden. “O-Oikawa-san! I’m so sorry! I didn’t– It was–”
Oikawa held up a hand as he slowly sat up. Still worried, you clamped your mouth shut.
“Ah, that hurt,” he said as he gently touched his nose. He looked at you, then, his eyes surprisngly sharp as it focused on you. What surprised you more was that his eyes didn’t look angry at all. If you didn’t know any better, it actually seemed intrigued.
“I am truly sorry,” you couldn’t help but blurt out. “If there’s anything I can do, please, just say it.” His nose was getting redder and redder by the minute and the thought of a tumor building terrified you more than you could imagine.
“Well,” he started and you looked at him with expectant eyes. His smile was so perfect, you wondered why such a person was talking to you. “Iced coffee after school would be nice.”
“Eh?” Dumbly, you stared at him and when the words finally sank in, you felt your cheeks getting hotter. How were you supposed to answer to that?
Suddenly, a smack against Oikawa’s head forced him to lurch foward. “Owwie! Iwa-chan!”
Iwaizumi glared at his best friend as he pulled him up by the arm. “Stop messing around. The others are waiting for us.”
As he was dragged away, Oikawa looked over his shoulder and winked at you. “Please don’t get my hopes up!”
You frowned as you watched the two guys go. “Isn’t that supposed to be my line?”
Later that day, Oikawa was surprised to see you waiting for him (he confidently assumed) at the gates and was delighted when you told him, “I know of a place that serves great iced coffee.”
I was taking a small break from everything and went to see my parents and siblings for a week, and now that I’m going back I feel very refreshed (if you don’t count the fact I was sick whole week). I actually came out as a bi to my parents too (since I was still heartbroken) so I could explain to them why I might be sad and little unstable. They accepted it very well and I’m happy I told them. So I am doing better!
Now I’m in a mood for some drawing after I get out of this bus. Maybe I’ll post some here later!
Many of you guys have finals this week. Finals are undoubtedly stressful so here are 20 things you can do to help “destress” yourself. These are things that I found to be helpful and what I know has helped other people. If you have any other tips,feel free to add on!
Mediating has helped me manage my stress so much. It’s important to give yourself some “me time”. By meditating, you will have a more positive mind just by taking 5-10 minutes out of your day to do this. Here’s a video if you need some guide to meditating or if you’re a beginner.
Working out produces endorphins which will not only make you happier, but it will also help you focus more and give you more energy. You also get physical results!! so get off the couch and pause your netflix movie and do a quick 10-15 minute workout. Here are a list of youtubers that dedicate their channel towards fitness: fitnessblender, toneitup, blogilates, befit, gymra, psyche truth .
There are a lot of apps out there that give you free hypnosis sessions that will instantly make you feel more relaxed. “I can be free” is a good hypnosis app!
Yeah if you’re absolutely tired and you feel like you have been hit by a train, then drink some coffee, but try to avoid it. It’s been proven that it actually heightens stress.“The caffeine in coffee increases catecholamines, your stress hormones. The stress response elicits cortisol and increases insulin. Insulin increases inflammation, and this makes you feel lousy.” (Huffington Post)
Listen to music
Listen to some relaxation tunes and playlists. It will help distract you from the stress you feel and will help you find inner peace.
Deep breathing is emphasized in yoga, so it will help you relax and calm yourself down. You will also feel very refreshed after doing yoga. You can find a lot of yoga videos free on youtube!
Go For a 10-15 walk
Take a break and just walk around the park or the beach or whatever. Appreciate the scenery, it’ll make you feel so much better i promise.
Talk to a friend
talk to your classmates! they’re probably just as stressed as you are and ranting to them will help you feel a lot better, especially since they know exactly what you’re going through.
Take a nap
Even if you aren’t tired, just lay down. Taking a nap will help you feel more energized (don’t take naps for more than 45 minutes because you’ll feel groggy)
Light some scented candles
I love doing this! I light some of my Bath and Body Work candles and it just sets the mood and makes me feel so much better, especially when you’re studying.
Drink some chamomile tea or any other teas! I like drinking chamomile tea since it really helps you relax.
Plan Plan Plan
Plan and prioritize! Write down what needs to get down and when it needs to get done by. I recommend investing in a planner.
Put things in perspective
If you’re so overwhelmed with stress, ask yourself, will this matter in 15 years from now? if the answer is yes, do something about it. If not, just keep that in mind, but still study for it, but don’t stay up all night studying for something thats only 15% of your grade. Your mental health is always more important!
Stay away from your devices
Turn off your phone, and avoid the TV. The screens will mess with your circadian rhythm and your productivity. Yes, it is nice to take a break and watch an episode of Netflix, but don’t do anything more than that. It’s difficult to focus when you’re getting notifications and watching Netflix at the same (not guilty of this at all..)
Naam Yoga Hand trick
I have never heard of this one, but apparently, massaging the space between your second and third knuckle (the joints at the base of your pointer and middle fingers) can help create a sense calmness and relaxation. According to Sharon Melnick, author of Success Under Stress, “It activates a nerve that loosens the area around the heart, so any of that fluttery feeling you feel when you’re nervous will end up going away”.
Worry about one thing at a time
Worrying about so many things at the same time will only make you more stressed. Focus on one thing at a time, then go from there. Dedicate your time towards one thing, and once you finished, move onto the next. Prioritizing is key.
Dance it out
Put on your favorite, upbeat jam and just dance it out. Don’t worry about looking stupid! Do it in your bedroom and close the door and dance for 4 minutes straight. Plus, your heart rate will go up and you’ll be able to be more focused!
Wear comfy clothes
Whenever I come home, I put on my pajamas. I find it to be more easier to focus, not being distracted by how itchy or tight something is.
Take a bath
This is one of my favorite things to do when I’m stressed. I plop a Lush bath bomb in my bath and I instantly feel like I’m in paradise. If you don’t have lush near you or you don’t want to spend $10 on a lush bath bomb, pour some epsom salt and 1 ½ teaspoons of coconut oil and light some candles and you’re all set. Remember, treating your self is important
If you’re just bombarded with other assignment and tests and you feel like you just can’t find the time to study for that one exam or quiz, you can accept the reality. There’s only so much you can do. However, learn from this and try to prevent this from happening again. Identify what went wrong. Was it procrastination? Managing your time? Once you find out what went wrong, fix it. Try not to let it happen again.
I hope you guys found this helpful! I wish you all luck for finals!
10/04/15 // sorry for not being too active!!! I haven’t been doing too much lately but yesterday I went up to the library and got some things done before I met up with my boyfriend (it was his birthday yesterday!!)). Happy vibes, I’m feeling very refreshed and looking forward to be heading back 😇