Modernizing Classical Symphonies

Recent K-dramas, in addition to their entertaining storyline, have integrated the works of classical music geniuses into their OSTs (Original Sound Tracks) and have transformed those “outdated” yet classic pieces into something trendy and hip. The amazing thing is that these remixes fit perfectly with the dramas and they definitely enhance the audience’s experience of certain scenes and/or emotions. Examples of “modernized” classical symphonies include songs from the OST of My Girl and most recently, Witch Amusement.

Mozart’s Symphony No. 40

“Never Say Goodbye” – Mario & Nesty

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 (1st Movement)

운명의 장난 命運的惡作劇 -Mc진리(Feat.하하)

Special thanks to yeohweping for the OST.

Life After My Girl

I was doing a take-home quiz for my Sociology class and I thought, “gee, it’d be nice if I have a snack to munch on. Hm.. I’m kinda craving some sweet potatoes.” (Yes, that’s mostly all that I think about: food.)

Anyway, so how has my life changed after My Girl?

1. Ever since I watched My Girl, every now and then I’d get these random cravings for sweet potatoes and tangerines.

2. I’ve always had a liking for musical snow globes/water globes/waterballs/water domes/snow domes (or whatever it is that people are calling them these days…) but it wasn’t until My Girl that I actually started to collect them. And man, lemme tell you… that is one expensive hobby to pick up. And since I’m living life on a budget, expensive for me means anything costing more than 15 bucks. Thus far, I have purchased four of those things and sadly, none of them is THE ONE that inspired this hobby.
(I kinda curse Ebay for supporting my “madness” because the sheer excitement of winning a bid, like in a game, is quite addicting. Darn you, Ebay! *shake fist*)

3. I now like cute hair accessories and mismatched earrings.
(I wore one of my hair ties to work and my co-worker asked, “Did you take them from your little sister?” And I, in a dignified tone, said, “I don’t have a little sister. So no. They are my own.” And then proceeded to roll my eyes, flip my hair in her face, turn my back, and walk away. Haha. No, I didn’t do that. One, because she’s a good work friend of mine and two, can’t really flip my hair coz I wear a hat as part of the work uniform. Darn you, hat! *shake fist, again*)

4. There are new names that I can add to my “favorite actress” and “eye candy” lists. heart eyes

5. New word of the _____ (until whenever the My Girl effects wear off) is bbashya!
New phrase of the ______ is “You’ll be blessed!”

5. I now own a DVD burner. I bought it to burn My Girl on DVDs.

6. I started to use my Photoshop Elements more frequently and even stayed up until the wee hours of morning to make banners for…

7. …this blog that you’re looking at right now. wave

I have been mukgu-fied.

Btw, dear blog readers… How did you find your way here? I’m curious..

I Need Your Help!

Does anyone here knows where I can get the Precious Moments snow globe seen in My Girl? If you don’t, do you happen to know someone who knows someone (perhaps in Seoul, Korea) who can help me with this matter? I’ll pay for the cost and shipping fee.

In case you don’t know what I’m talking about since you haven’t seen My Girl (why haven’t you?! ), here’s what it looks like.

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Images courtesy of http://www.enemall.co.kr

I REALLY want this snow globe! I’m not even sure if people are reading this request but it’s worth a try. I’d be extremely grateful if you can help me out. You’ll be blessed!

Preorder My Girl for a Special Price


The popular and hilarious Korean romantic comedy My Girl, starring Lee Da Hae and Lee Dong Wook, is coming out on DVD on September 12!

YesAsia is currently having a special price for those who preorder the DVD. In addition, you can get an additional $5 off coupon courtesy of Soompi.com. (Click here for more details.) The total price will come out to be around $65, which is really good for a DVD set because Korean drama DVDs are usually $100+.

I highly recommend this show to anyone who have yet to seen it. It’s one of those shows that touches your heart and cheers you up during sad times. Plus, the eye candies in the show are an added bonus. My Girl is a fun and terrific ride from beginning to end!

My Girl OST

The Mermaid Who Loved The Shark
Artist: Park Hee Kyung
Translation by: busnumber
To download the song, click here.

I couldn’t say with words but I think it was from the beginning
Come to me, though I know that you will hurt me

Don’t be too suprised, or too excited or too hurt
But a love that sometimes complains and is jealous

Chorus
Even if it’s normal, do you know that I want to have that kind of love?
I wanted to stop because I despised you who pretended to not know
But I can’t go on without you and because even you know this
I’m still sadly by your side

You try to say something different
But if I tell you that I love you first
I wonder what face expression you will have

Chorus
Even if it’s normal, do you know that I want to have that kind of love?
I wanted to stop because I despised you who pretended to not know
But I can’t go on without you and because even you know this
I don’t want to give you a burden but
I’m still sadly by your side

Can you only figure out my love with words?
I wanted to stop because I despised you who pretended to not know
But I can’t go on without you and because even you know this
I don’t want to give you a burden but
I’m still sadly by your side

Never Say Good Bye
Artist: Mario & Nesty
Translation by: busnumber
To download the song, click here.

Yea, whats going on, 2006, mario and nasty,
brand new classic,
ride with us, its about two guys and hot girls,
yo keep it up keep it up,
two step with me, come on,
lets do it do it do it like this

1,2 baby clap ur hands
Everybody lets go ha ha ha ha
I want yall ladies clap again
Let me hear u say wut wut
Just us two its my story
The scar in your heart, the tear in my eye
The times with you are too long too long
I beg you to come back to my warm heart
the ghetto follow your heart, just as it is
never say goodbye so get up

Chorus
if you go away
you will see me cry
don’t you let me go
baby don’t you let me down
Even when we’re always together, we never get closer
A stale love with no meaning

you never say good bye
For a while I sat absent mindedly and emptily
And I thought over again
But I couldn’t stop
I despise myself for having no choice but to think about you all the time
don’t you let me go
baby don’t you let me down

(Mario) And we the best aint no need to stress
Mario and nasty aint no need to impress
(Boram) Yo! Accept your heart, my heart won’t change
But I will never drain my heart and make it empty
(Mario)Call it a fling or a love thing
I don’t care I can handle any drama that you bring.
I stay up all night filling my heart up with love
(Mario)with out u im better no one could do it better
hello cute nasty best mc
Mario right tight errnight that’s right.

I am still in love with you hey
Even though you never understand me
I’m still in love with you hey
Let me hear you say hey hey hey

Yo check it You say you will leave me
That you’re the only woman in this world
I stand firm and like a man I won’t give up
only you, only you, only you I won’t forget
baby 1,2,3,4 I got the mic check

Chorus
if you go away
you will see me cry
don’t you let me go
baby don’t you let me down
Even when we’re always together, we never get closer
A stale love with no meaning

you never say good bye
For a while I sat absent mindedly and emptily
And I thought over again
But I couldn’t stop
I despise myself for having no choice but to think about you all the time
don’t you let me go
baby don’t you let me down (one more time now)

you never say good bye (come on come on)
For a while I sat(wana ride with the homie right?)
absent mindedly and emptily(Wana get right then get high )
And I thought it over again(ride with me ill ride with you)
But I couldn’t stop(you go down on me ill go down on you)
I despise myself (yeah~)
for having no choice but (just me and you come on)
to think about you all the time(One more time now)
don’t you let me go (Say what)
don’t you let me down (One more time now)

1,2 baby clap ur hands
Everybody lets go ha ha ha ha
I want yall ladies clap again
Let me hear u say hey hey hey

Love doesn’t change, my heart doesn’t change
I won’t lose my dreams, I won’t give them up ever
Ill logic real toxic switch quicker than tiptonic
hetero sexual the kids flow is incredible
Love doesn’t change, my heart doesn’t change
I won’t lose my dreams, I won’t give them up ever yea~

My Girl: Favorite Moment

I love this K-drama!! My Girl replaces Full House and ties with My Name is Kim Sam Soon as my favorite dramas. I laughed so much while watching it. If I have time, I’ll do a pictorial summary of each episode. In the meantime, you can enjoy the clip below.

Special thanks to:
WITH S2 for providing English subtitles!
Kirsten (pinklilysilverstars) for uploading the clip with hardsubs!