I think it all started with “There’s no song where Taehyung does the intro..” “Then I’ll make one!” at a concert, and we laughed and let it pass by. We just smiled away like that, but it kept lingering in the corner of my mind.
It so happened that a few months ago, I think it was when Taehyung’s desire for composing fired, he showed me a song, saying, “Hyung, I want to try making a song like this..” and asked if I could write a track for him. I said “Okay,” then played the chords and sent him. But that song was all just snaps on EP chords, it could hardly be called beats, so I didn’t like it. And then the talk about Festa came.
I asked “Shall we make one together properly this time?” “Sounds good, hyung!” And we started like that.. We keep going back and forth overseas. Choosing the instrument or theme is the most important when composing, but I had a hard time focusing at first. So I asked Taehyung.
“What do you want the song to be about?” “The dawn.” “The dawn? What kind of dawn?” “Just, when sitting at the park at dawn waiting for my friend.. The chirping sound of the birds.. I really like that moment.” “Oh, that hazy, bluish moment??” “Yeah! I like that bluish quiet moment.” “Me too!!”
We formed the emotion bond like this, and started right away. Later I asked him who that friend was, he said it’s mostly Jimin..* Anyway, I really like the dawn too. I’m a fan of the moon and the dawn. The twilight, the moment when the day moves from afternoon to night, And the dawn before the morning.. You know what it is.
So I thought “This would go well with guitar, let’s try guitar”. And played the guitar and piano. Luckly the track came out well and we decided to write the melodies separately to combine later. I always like watching the moon, so I thought I must start by talking about a letter sent to the moon. Luckily when we combined later, Taehyung liked it too.
So it started with my intro and Taehyung’s B part. Taehyung’s chorus was better too, but it felt a little strained so I gave him a hand.
Taehyung entrusted the lyrics to me, so I wrote most of it, but the chorus’ start was written by Taehyung. (With the deep night~) The theme started from Taehyung’s story too, so our work portion’s about 5:5. It’s my first time working together with Taehyungㅡ I wanted to do so since a long time ago, and I’m happy we got the chance this time. I wanted to take a step back and let Taehyung’s emotions materialization be the center itself. This song doesn’t show all of Taehyung’s emotions, but I hope it would show as much as it can. Hope you can get a glimpse at Taehyung’s dawn.!
Thanks to KOXX’s SHAUN-hyungnim for awesome re-arrangement. Personally, Taehyung’s usually in charge of powerful parts in our group songs, but I hope he can do this kind of light songs often too. I think Taehyung’s emotions and mine intersect more than I thought.
Working on this song together makes me think, isn’t Taehyung the one with the lightest song and emotions in Bangtan? You did great Taehyung, thank you for singing it so well :)”
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“A song that wouldn’t be done without Namjoonie-hyung~ I have always wanted to write about the dawn.. I like songs of this style, so I often listen and sing along to them, and even try writing them. I got so passionate about writing it that I asked Namjoonie-hyung for help, and he gave me exactly the kind of beats I wished for.
The beats Namjoonie-hyung gave me were so good that I wrote 6 melodies for it. I used the theme of the birds at dawn. The time before the sun rises when 4AM passes to 5AM, just me and the dawn birds (I just call them as “birds”) at an empty park, that bluish moment seems so short. I like that moment so much that I once went there for 5 days straight. I wrote the melodies based on Namjoonie-hyung’s beats there alone, I can’t write lyrics as good as Namjoonie-hyung but I worked hard to put in my emotions.
In the midst of the dark (serene) dawn, the hollow (drowsy) sound, the icy winter blow You close your eyes, spend endless nights with the sound fly The dawn birds cry, yearningly, ardently fly Listen to your voice, fill your voice, this dawn
It’s like I wrote the letter for the dawn birds (just “birds”). I couldn’t write the song perfectly by myself so I thought of giving up halfway, but thanks to Namjoonie-hyung, ‘4 O’clock’ was finished~~ Poet Kim Namjoon indeed~
I’ll work hard to present more songs to you in the future as well And all hail Vocal Monster👊🏻🤘🏻☺️
I’ll work hard to make and bring you more songs in the future☺️”
Initially, she’d forgotten all about the night before. The first thing she noticed was the strange buzzing sound of the thermostat in the corner, which was obviously not working at all because the room was freezing. The chilly air nipped at her cheeks, and she snuggled further into the mattress as she tucked her head into the comforter with a soft whimper, trying to ignore the buzzing in her head.
Her eyes were still stinging from her tears the night before mixed with the lack of sleep. She’d managed to finally drift off at around four in the morning, but she couldn’t tell by the window whether it was eight in the morning or two in the afternoon.
Their screams from the night before still echoed in the walls.
She slid the covers off of her head and opened her eyes slowly, staring at the pale yellow motel ceiling. It was the color of Easter yellow, she’d decided, and it reminded her of chocolate and gardens and everything happy. It reminded her of some distant life where she probably would have done something to be proud of.
The ache in her chest resonated throughout her entire body, and her head was pounding to the rhythm of her heart—it was the only way she could be sure it was still beating.
She felt like someone had torn it out of her chest.
She turned onto her side and looked at the space in the bed beside her, clutching onto the soft material of the comforter until her knuckles turned white. Waking up on her own wasn’t new to her—she’d done it time and time again in the past two years, so much that she’d become numb to the loneliness that came with it. But this time was different…
This time, she knew he wasn’t coming back.
She suddenly felt a tear roll down her face, and just like that, she couldn’t get him out of her head.
or…lena doesn’t stop believing in the one person who believed in her
(or…the terrible thing i wrote to get rid of writer’s block and it’s long and sad but has a happy ending)
Supergirl dies on a Wednesday.
when she’s alone in her office in the wee hours of the morning, still in
yesterday’s clothing and unsure when she’d last eaten, she thinks about that,
the utter normalcy of losing National
City’s hero on a Wednesday. Somehow, the death on such a boring day of the week
provides a sort of stark contrast that Lena has trouble wrapping her head
around. After all, surely the hero and pride of National City would fall in a
blaze of glory on a Friday night, a Sunday afternoon, even a Monday morning
during rush hour.
a Wednesday? Some time between mid-morning and noon? When nothing was happening
except for the drudge of the week, the tireless churning of society?
doesn’t understand it—has tried to come to terms with it with very little
success. In her weakest moments, when she’s staring down the end of a bottle of
whiskey or wine (before Jess or Maggie or even James Olsen pry the bottle from
her fingertips and help her get home), she thinks the very banality of Supergirl’s death is evidence of its unnecessary
nature, its needless, pointless, meaningless, asinine—
dies on a Wednesday.
Friday, the President herself comes to National City to mourn the fallen hero.
She talks about the few short conversations she’s had with Supergirl, how
everyone should be inspired and follow Supergirl’s wonderful example. A true
hero, an exemplary citizen.
doesn’t go to the ceremony. She and Alex spend that afternoon in Kara’s
apartment, sitting on Kara’s couch, Alex stoically staring at the television
screen with silent tears running down her cheeks and Lena gripping her hand so
tightly she thinks she’ll break fingers.
that, Lena doesn’t see much of Alex at all.)
¡Buen día! - Good day! *You can use this expression at anytime of the day.
¡Buenos días! - Good morning!
¡Buenas tardes! - Good afternoon!
¡Buenas noches! - Good evening! / Good night!
*We use this expression when the sun is already down. We use it for greeting people or to say good-bye. We also use it when we go to sleep.
¡Hola a todos! - Hello everyone!
¡Saludos! - Greetings!
¡Bienvenido/a! - Welcome! (singular)
¡Bienvenidos/as! - Welcome! (plural)
¡Hola de nuevo! / ¡Hola otra vez! - Hello again!
Asking how they’ve been
¿Cómo estás? - How are you? (informal)
¿Cómo está? - How are you? (formal) ¿Cómo están? - How are you? (plural)
¿Cómo te va? - How is it going? (informal)
¿Cómo le va? - How is it going? (formal)
¿Cómo les va? - How is it going? (plural)
¿Cómo va todo? - How are things? / How is everything going?
¿Qué cuentas? - What’s new? (informal)
¿Qué cuentan? - What’s new? (plural)
¿Cómo has estado? - How have you been? (informal)
¿Cómo ha estado? - How have you been? (formal)
¿Cómo han estado? - How have you been? (plural)
¿Cómo te ha ido? - How have you been? (informal)
¿Cómo le ha ido? - How have you been? (formal)
¿Cómo les ha ido? - How have you been? (formal) The question “¿Cómo has estado?” is more direct, it goes right to the person, how is their health, job, etc. The question “¿Cómo te ha ido?” is less direct, it asks how situations have been going to them.
¿Qué has estado haciendo? - What have you been doing? (informal)
¿Qué ha estado haciendo? - What have you been doing? (formal)
¿Qué han estado haciendo? -What have you been doing? (plural)
¿Cómo (te) la estás pasando? - How are you doing? (informal)
¿Cómo (se) la está pasando? - How are you doing? (formal)
¿Cómo (se) la están pasando? - How are you doing? (plural) One of the meanings of the verb “pasar” is “to spend time”. This question could be translated as “How are you spending your time?” or “Are you having a good time?”. “Te” and “se” are optionals.
Saying ‘hello!’ after a long time
¡Cuánto tiempo sin verte! -Long time no see! (informal)
¡Cuánto tiempo sin verlo/verla! - Long time no see! (formal)
¡Cuánto tiempo sin verlos/verlas! - Long time no see! (plural) verlo = see you (to a man) verla = see you (to a woman) verlos = see you (to a group of men. OR a group of men and women) verlas = see you (to a group of women)
¡Me alegro de verte! - It’s nice to see you! (informal)
¡Me alegro de verlo/verla! - It’s nice to see you! (formal)
¡Me alegro de verlos/verlas! - It’s nice to see you! (plural)
¡Qué alegría verte! - I’m so happy to see you! (informal)
¡Qué alegría verlo/verla! - I’m so happy to see you! (formal)
¡Qué alegría verlos/verlas! - I’m so happy to see you! (plural)
¡Qué gusto verte! - I’m glad to see you! (informal)
¡Qué gusto verlo/verla! - I’m glad to see you! (formal)
¡Qué gusto verlos/verlas! - I’m glad to see you! (plural)
Saying ‘nice to meet you’
¡Mucho gusto! - Nice to meet you! (neutral)
¡Encantado/a! - I’m pleased to meet you! (neutral) You can use these expressions in informal and formal situations and with one person or many people.
¡Encantado/a de conocerte! - I’m pleased to meet you! (informal)
¡Encantado/a de conocerlo/la! - I’m pleased to meet you! (formal)
¡Encantado/a de conocerlos/las! - I’m pleased to meet you! (plural) You change “encantado” or “encantada” depending if you are a man or a woman. You change “conocerlo”, “conocerla”, “conocerlos”, or “conocerlas” depending on whom you are talking to.
hoseok is Old Money and has never worked a day in his life.
instead he’s very invested in charities and in the arts and never gets tired of attending balls and events of all sorts.
he also hosts a score of his own, so he has a large staff to help him around the house.
did i say house? i meant mANSIONS. plural.
the most social of all the socialites.
it’s no secret that jung hoseok lights up a room and his social affairs are always free of drama and scandal because he’s everyone’s unproblematic fave.
such a lovely employer too, he treats everyone fairly and often stops to have a short chat with his domestic helpers, i.e you.
everyone always wishing him a good morning/afternoon/evening/night when they pass him, because he’s very polite and often does the same.
and he remembers everyone’s birthdays and gives them all a decent bonus for the holidays he’s such a saint.
but he also makes The Absolute Worst puns all the fucking time and you’re all obligated to laugh with him rip
“you didn’t sweep that room with just a glance, did you?”
“haha no, sir.”
“another one fights the dust, i see.”
“haha yes, sir.”
“don’t make mária do the hoovering, she’s slovak.”
“haha okay, sir”
and if these genuinely crack you up then congratulations you’re already his favourite.
if not then you’re kinda really very cute anyway so he doesn’t mind.
and maybe one day he has an event to attend and you arrive late with his newly pressed tuxedo and he’s like ????? where were you
“sorry i’m late, sir. i over-swept.”
and hoseok fucking loses his shit.
good job you cleaned the floor earlier that day because he is fucking rolling on it.
now you’re definitely his favourite.
then he gives you a very straight face and asks “can you tie a bowtie?”
and you’re like “no ??????” because of course not how even
and he’s like “great! i’ll teach you!”
because he can do it just fine, he knows the technique, but he always messes it up on himself and it ends up looking sad and floppy.
so you spend about twenty minutes tying hoseok’s bowtie and cracking jokes until you master it, so that you can help him out in the future.
and because he really really really likes making you smile.
from then on he lets you practice regularly and you get very good at it and he’s like “ah, the student has defeated the master”
so you go “thank you, master.”
and oH BOY GOES RED AF
i mean it shouldn’t be a big deal you call him “sir” all day long but
young boys are addressed as “master” by the staff and he gets nostalgic and yet it’s oddly erotic and he’s so flustered help the poor man ????
nah you’re probably flustered too.
rip the both of you.
things are awkward after that.
he doesn’t want to make things awkward because he’s your employer and he doesn’t want to like accidentally harass you or anything.
but you know how he’s like really invested in the arts ???
and he attends every ballet production in the country at least three times.
and donates so much money to theatres and operas and dance institutes especially, so they make him a guest of honour at every opening.
and he was supposed to attend the season opening at the ballet with someone (there was no one lol) but they cancelled and now he has a plus one but no one to take with him.
and he knows you have a birthday coming up (in two months lol) and he’ll pay for the attire if you don’t have anything to wear but he would be honoured of possibly maybe you would want to be his date ???????
and of course you acCEPT ARE YOU MAD THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE
and rip jung hoseok ??? because you look amazing in evening wear and will you ever let the poor boy live???? how is he supposed to take his eyes off you long enough to catch the performance omg ????
and on the way there in the limo you tie his bowtie and he tells you all about the production you’re seeing and the choreographer which he knows personally and the primary dancer park jimin who he also knows personally and
and honestly he’s so passionate and over the moon with joy and it’s a delight to listen to him talk about the thing he loves so much you fall in love with him like ten times on that one limo ride bless.
and after the show you’re like wow best date ever ????
and you admit to him it’s gonna be weird going back to work for him after all of this because he’s treated you like royalty and tomorrow you’re going back to folding his socks.
and he’s like “i mean, not,,,,,,,, necessarily?”
“what do you mean?”
“you could just,,,,,,, marry me?”
and hAHA of coURSE he’s jOKING hahhhha a hah ah
but seriously no pressure or anything but he really likes you and would like to keep seeing you,,,,,,, in evening wear.
and if you want to keep working for him that’s cool too, but if you don’t then you don’t have to and if you wanna quit and sue him that’s fine he’ll settle out of court and give you a large severance package and he’ll write you the best references and
and you just gotta kiss him to shut him up.
and then you make out in the back of the limo.
imagine hoseok taking you to all the fancy events and showing you off.
showering you with gifts and pampering you, it’s A Lot ok.
and he’s the loveliest person on earth but he will punch anyone who dares suggest he’s “slumming it” with you no fucking way m8
and be warned if you’re attending a ball he’s gonna make you dance all fucking night but it’s okay because he’s a terrific dancer lucky u.
and if you want to travel he’ll take you anywhere you wanna go from lavish tropical resorts to the most remote mountain villages.
¡Buenas noches! - Good evening! / Good night! Just as the greetings, we also use these expressions to say good-bye in a more formal way. Usually combined with others, for example: ¡Gracias, buenos días! ¡Hasta luego, buenas tardes!
¡Gracias! - Thank you!
¡Muchas gracias! - Thank you so much!
Saying ‘see you!’
¡Hasta luego! - See you later!
¡Nos vemos! - See you!
¡Nos vemos luego! - See you later! (We’ll meet later)
¡Hasta pronto! - See you soon!
¡Nos vemos pronto! - See you soon! (We’ll meet soon)
¡Nos vemos después! - See you later! (We’ll meet later)
¡Hasta la próxima! - See you next time!
¡Hasta mañana! - See you tomorrow! We also use this expression to say “good night!”
¡Hasta la próxima semana! - See you next week!
¡Hasta el próximo martes! - See you next Tuesday!
¡Nos vemos mañana! - See you tomorrow! (We’ll meet tomorrow!)
¡Nos vemos la próxima semana! - See you next week! (We’ll meet next week)
¡Nos vemos el próximo jueves! - See you next Thursday! (We’ll meet next Thursday!
Wishing good vibes
¡Buen día! -Good day! (neutral)
¡Que tengas buen día! - Have a nice day! (informal)
¡Que tenga buen día! - Have a nice day! (formal)
¡Que tengan buen día! - Have a nice day! (plural)
¡Bonito día! -Lovely day! (neutral)
¡Que tengas bonito día! - Have a lovely day! (informal)
¡Que tenga bonito día! - Have a lovely day! (formal)
¡Que tengan bonito día! - Have a lovely day! (plural)
¡Que te vaya bien! - Good luck! (informal)
¡Que le vaya bien! - Good luck! (formal)
¡Que les vaya bien! - Good luck! (plural) This expression can also be translated as “I hope that
things go well for you!”
¡Que te diviertas! - Have fun! (informal)
¡Que se divierta! - Have fun! (formal)
¡Que se diviertan! - Have fun! (plural)
¡Buena suerte! - Good luck!
¡Buen viaje! - Have a nice trip! (neutral)
¡Que tengas buen viaje! - Have a nice trip (informal)
¡Que tenga buen viaje! -Have a nice trip (formal)
¡Que tengan buen viaje! - Have a nice trip (plural)
¡Cuídate (mucho)! - Take care! (informal)
¡Cuídese (mucho)! - Take care! (formal)
¡Cuídense (mucho)! - Take care (plural)
¡Maneja con cuidado! - Drive safe! (informal)
¡Maneje con cuidado! - Drive safe! (formal)
¡Pórtate bien! - Be good! Behave yourself! (singular)
¡Pórtense bien! - Bee good! Behave yourself! (plural) Mostly used when you talk to kids.
Hoping to see them again
¡Vuelve pronto! - Come back soon! (informal)
¡Vuelva pronto! - Come back soon! (formal)
¡Vuelvan pronto! - Come back soon! (plural)
¡Espero verte pronto! - I hope to see you soon (informal)
¡Espero verlo/verla pronto! - I hope to see you soon (formal)
¡Espero verlos/verlas pronto! - I hope to see you soon (plural) verlo = see you (to a man) verla = see you (to a woman) verlos = see you (to a group of men OR a group of men and women) verlas = see you (to a group of women)
¡Espero verte otra vez! - I hope to see you again! (informal)
¡Espero verlo/verla otra vez! - I hope to see you again! (formal)
¡Espero verlos/verlas otra vez! - I hope to see you again! (plural)
Telling you were happy to see them
Me dio (mucho) gusto conocerte. - I (really) enjoyed meeting you (informal)
Me dio (mucho) gusto conocerlo/conocerla. - I (really) enjoyed meeting you (formal)
Me dio (mucho) gusto conocerlos/conocerlas. - I (really) enjoyed meeting you (plural)
Me dio (mucho) gusto verte. - I (really) enjoyed seeing you (informal)
Me dio (mucho) gusto verlo/verla. - I (really) enjoyed seeing you (formal)
Me dio (mucho) gusto verlos/verlas. - I (really) enjoyed seeing you (plural)
We use “conocer” when we meet a person for the first time. We use “ver” when we meet a person that we already knew.
Me dio (mucho) gusto hablar/platicar contigo. - I (really) enjoyed talking/chatting with you (informal)
Me dio (mucho) gusto hablar/platicar con usted. - I (really) enjoyed talking/chatting with you (formal)
Me dio (mucho) gusto hablar/platicar con ustedes. - I (really) enjoyed talking/chatting with you (plural)
Me dio (mucho) gusto saludarte. - I (really) enjoyed greeting you. / I really enjoyed saying hello to you. (informal)
Me dio (mucho) gusto saludarlo/saludarla. - I (really) enjoyed greeting you. (formal)
Me dio (mucho) gusto saludarlos/saludarlas. - I (really) enjoyed greeting you. (plural) I know in English this sounds a little weird or funny. But in Spanish we usually say this expression when we meet someone again after a long time and we are happy we were able to see them and talk with them.
Showing you also think about their family
Me saludas a tu(s) ______. - Say hello from me to your _______. (informal) Me saludas a tu mamá. - Say hello to your mom. (informal) Me saludas a tu familia. - Say hello to your family. (informal) Me saludas a tus papás. - Say hello to your parents. (informal)
Me saluda a su(s) _____. - Say hello from me to your ______. (formal) Me saluda a su esposa. - Say hello to your wife. (formal) Me saluda a su familia. - Say hello to your family. (formal) Me saluda a sus hijos. - Say hello to your children. (formal)
Dile a tu(s) _______ que le(s) mando saludos. - Tell your ________ that I say hello. (Tell your ____ that I send my greetings.) (informal) Dile a tu tía que le mando saludos. - Tell your aunt that I say hello. (informal) Dile a tus papás que les mando saludos. - Tell your parents that I say hello. (informal)
In Latin American culture family is very important. So showing people that you also care about their family is much appreciated too.