Thursday, March 14, 2013

Girl's Day - Expectation

My cute members of Girl's Day are back with a new album Expectation! Members Sojin, Yura, Minah and Hyeri set aside their cute images for a sexy touch. Throughout the years as revered idols in K-pop, I can see them growing.

Doesn't our stars grow with us? In no time, Park So Jin (leader of the group) will be 27 this year. Eh, So Jin, when you gonna get married?

Back to my sense, this comeback is Girl's Day's first full length album! This album will have 14 tracks to boot, seven new songs with the rest being past hits and two instrumentals. What are the past hits of Girl's Day? I'm leaving this for you to do your research (and a prize if you get them right!)

Meanwhile, enjoy the title track "Expectation" below! I'll update with translation of the lyric once it's out.





Ooh Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh, cutely
Ooh Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh, prettily
Oh I try erasing your phone number over ten times a day
I try to erase you, try to erase you from my thoughts
But my heart drops at the last digits of your number
So we talk again and I smile again
I’m nervous about you and although I hate it
Because of my pride, I can’t even say it
There’s a lot of guys who can’t go on if it’s not me
But I care more about the text you keep sending secretly (care about the text)
* Ooh Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh, cutely
Ooh Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh, prettily
I will make you come to me
Ooh Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh, expect it
Because of you, because of you, I go crazy, wuh oh oh
Because of you, because of you, I go crazy, wuh oh oh
In front of me, you affectionately talk to that girl
You see me upset but you act like nothing’s wrong and smile
I hate this feeling so I try to forget you again
I try to forget you and I am in pain
What’s wrong with you? I go crazy because of you
Can’t you be satisfied with just me? My heart is tearing apart
There are a lot of guys who only look at me
But what’s wrong with me for being a fool who only waits for your call? (what’s wrong with the foolish me)
* Repeat
Because of you, because of you, I go crazy, wuh oh oh
Because of you, because of you, I go crazy, wuh oh oh
I just want you to come to me, come to me, I’m beckoning to you
I just want you to give your love, hurry and show me your heart
What’s wrong with me? My heart is out-of-order
What’s wrong with me? My heart only looks for you
I hate you, I hate you and I go crazy but
At your smiling lips, lips, lips
Your voice, voice, voice, my heart trembles
I’ll make you come to me, ooh ooh ooh
I’ll make you go crazy for me, yeah eh eh
I wanna make it so that you can’t go on without me
Ooh Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh, expect it
You will go crazy for me, wuh oh oh
You will go crazy for me, wuh oh oh
I’m gonna get to you
Ooh Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh, Ooh Ooh, expect it

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

RIP, my uncle

March 1, 2013

Earlier during the morning, I was up at Singapore High Commission. Once I got back, dad broke a bad news.

"Your second eldest uncle has just passed away."

"How come? How he died?" Dumbfounded, I can't believe someone has left my family.

Dad answered, "He committed suicide."

I didn't pursue how my uncle died, but instead turned my question on the time when the news was delivered to my father.

"I didn't want to affect your mood of seeing the High Commissioner of Singapore earlier today, that's why I have kept the news from you until now. I heard of it yesterday."

He further continued, "I'll have to consult with your mother about it," knowing full well that my zodiac (snake) rendered me unsuitable to attend funerals in this lunar year.

All of us waited till my mom returned home from work.

Mom decided that I could burn joss sticks to pay my respect to uncle but I'll be forbidden to look at his body in the coffin.

The whole family left for Titi, Jelebu.

*******

We headed straight for uncle's house. What I was going to see left me dumbfounded further.

I have not visited uncle's house in a residential area adjacent to a Chinese village.

"Is this uncle's house?" I looked up at the house with fumigated walls, resulting from soot released from a great fire. An air conditioner outdoor unit, heavily sooted, its chassis melted and two of its fan blades missing, presented itself imposingly to me. The interior of the house was however untouched.

"Yes, this is uncle's house," mom answered.

A neighbouring house, belonging to a sister of a Negeri Sembilan State Assemblywoman, has its car porch ceiling heavily fumigated with thick black soot. Not one inch of the ceiling was spared.

After I paid my respects, I heard about the last moments of my uncle's death.

So, this is how he died, to my horror:



I knew he had been plagued by depression for a few years, ever since his wife found out about his extra-marital affair, the whole family fell apart. My father and other siblings tried to help him cope, brought him to the psychiatrist, had medication, .......

On the other hand, I swear I have not seen my cousins (his two daughters) for 10 years at least ever since I heard about his family falling apart. Things changed for a sudden, I didn't get to see my cousins during festive seasons anymore.

Since tragedy has happened, there is no use pointing fingers at anyone now.

Taking care of a living person is better than grieving for his death. I can only sigh at all that had happened.

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