HIRING TRANSLATORS

Dear my lovely readers,

 

I made this post because I need your help. I am looking for voluntary translator since I often have difficulties when I meet Japanese or Korean article.

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  • Be able to translate Korean or Japanese or Chinese into English or Bahasa.
  • And if you are Boice, you are most welcome and become my first priority.
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CNBLUE INTERVIEW

The Three Changes CN Blue Has Witnessed in Its Four Year Career

Let′s turn back time about three years. Like now, the K-Pop scene of 2010 had been overridden by idol music, and their music was the mainstream, reigning above all other genres.

The four-member band CN Blue, however, made an entrance and changed the direction of the market. This band, comprised of a vocalist, guitarist, bassist and drummer, was an anomaly in the eyes of the younger generation at the time.

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Thankfully, the band was able to draw interest thanks to its interesting resume. Jung Yong Hwa, who had appeared as band member Kang Shin Woo in SBS′ You′re Beautiful, turned out to be the leader of a real band, and the band had also debuted in the Japanese indie scene before it made a major debut in Korea.

It took a while for their music to be acknowledged. The band was first hindered by its members′ flower boy looks and the limits music shows in Korea had in letting them play their own instruments live.

Their sincerity toward their music was even passed up when their debut single I′m a Loner, written by Kim Do Hoon, became caught in plagiarism claims.

CN Blue, however, never stopped trying to persuade the public through its music. Since its debut in 2010, it released a studio album, four mini albums, including its most recent fourth mini album Re:BLUE, a special album and its brand song Friday.

Jung Yong Hwa wrote lyrics and songs for every album, and member Lee Jong Hyun also helped perfect CN Blue′s brand of music. Doubts on whether they could play their instruments well were quieted through many performances held inside and outside the country.

The four members enews recently met at FNC′s new office in Cheongdam were completely different from the boys they used to be. They were more confident, and gave off a brighter energy. They wouldn′t stop smiling when they were led to talk about their music, and their eyes shone. The members opened up on the three biggest changes that had hit them in their four years with band music.

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A total of six tracks were included in the album. The promotional single I′m Sorry, Coffee Shop, Man Like Me, Lalala and Where You Are were written by Jung Yong Hwa, while More Than You was written by Lee Jong Hyun.

I′m Sorry has especially received reviews that it embodies CN Blue′s unique colors as a stylish and modern rock track. The album contains even more diversities of rock, including pop rock and disco rock.

Lee Jong Hyun said, “We were going to release the album in November last year, but we started becoming attached to the album at the thought that it would contain only tracks written by us. We kept spotting things we wanted to fix, so it came to be released in January.”

“Yes, when the members were acting in dramas I wrote songs,” Jung Yong Hwa said. “I thought all day about writing songs in coffee shops in Hongdae. I was so absorbed I even grew out a mustache (Laugh). We had finished filming the music video but we had to check the mixing and mastering again as we kept adding to the song. We worked hard with no regrets.”

Lee Jong Hyun also said, “We′ve always written our own songs except for the promotional singles. It comes naturally to us, so it′s embarrassing to point out that ′we wrote this′ (Laugh). I tried to express how much we mature every year for our recent songs. I think I feel more attached to the album because I had so much I wanted to say.”

Kang Min Hyuk said, “This year again [the album] was filled with CN Blue′s self-written songs. Of course, you call all tracks you wrote self-written, but when that came to be emphasized too much I started having doubts on whether it′s the most important thing. I hope the songs make issues because they′re good, not merely because they were written by us.”

“People associate our music with acoustic moods like those used in I′m a Loner or Banmal Song, but we like more different varieties,” Jung Yong Hwa added. “We contain many pop elements, and we like styles in rock and dance so that′s why we wrote such songs for our album. Since we had to choose six songs, we tried to keep the balance using [Lee] Jong Hyun′s More Than You as a major track among the minor songs that I had written. We decided on the order of the tracks based on the flow of the music.”

Lee Jung Shin said, “[Kang] Min Hyuk and I concentrated on playing our instruments to liven up the music that [Jung] Yong Hwa hyung (big brother) and Jong Hyun hyung had written.”

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Trust in CN Blue

Thanks to the trust it had built with its music, CN Blue was able to perform on the January 18 broadcast of KBS2′s Music Bank completely live, with even the instruments ringing out as live accompaniment. The performance as a whole was pre-recorded, but still it didn′t change that CN Blue had performed each and every part of the music by itself for that performance.

Jung Yong Hwa said, “We talked about performing live with our agency head a while ago. He said, however, that there were a lot of issues to take care of, such as our schedule or the costs. We plan to continue to show how we perform live if our schedule allows it, even if we have to choke up money ourselves. It′s more entertaining for us to perform live, and we were able to have fun with the audience in front of us like a concert. I believe we′ll have to have more performances like it (Laugh).”

Lee Jong Hyun said, “What I feel has changed the most is the officials′ attitude toward us. They trust us now, and give us room to perform as we wish (Laugh). More producers have started to suggest that we perform completely live, and it feels great now that we feel we′re getting more opportunities to perform. I want to work harder and show off more of what I have.”

“It would′ve been hard for the shows to give us time, but still the camera directors liked it and helped us by saying they want to get individual shots of us playing our instruments,” said Kang Min Hyuk.

“I learned that a lot of producers still work with music,” Lee Jong Hyun added. “They said when they first heard we wanted to perform live, they scoffed and doubted these ′kids′ could do anything, but they were surprised when they saw us perform. We′re thankful to hear such things.”

CN Blue′s life 1: Acting

Jung Yong Hwa started acting before his debut, and last year Lee Jong Hyun, Kang Min Hyuk and Lee Jung Shin joined the singer-turned-actor ranks. Lee Jong Hyun appeared as Collin in the popular SBS drama A Gentleman′s Dignity, Kang Min Hyuk appeared in KBS2′s Unexpected You and Lee Jung Shin is currently starring in KBS2′s My Daughter Seo Young.

The trio received favorable reviews for their acting, expressing their characters so well that some viewers even mistook them to be professional actors instead of rookies from a band. Their good looks also helped them garner even more love from their viewers.

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Lee Jong Hyun said, “I couldn′t believe my luck. I learned about life through acting. I was busy enough with music, so I kept being stubborn and said I didn′t have time to take up acting also. I think I was making up excuses because I wasn′t courageous enough. Now, I think I′ll be able to see the world with a more relaxed view.”Lee Jung Shin said, “I′ve become more confident through the drama. Confidence really leaves its marks when you′re onstage. We toured Japan in a tour that drew over 100,000 people while I was filming the drama. I became really busy, but I think I was able to express myself better thanks to my acting feats.”

Lee Jong Hyun added, “[Lee] Jung Shin changed the most. Only a few people know how hard it is to film a drama and perform in concerts at the same time. Still, he got everything done without complaint. I felt he had become very mature, and I thought it was great. I wonder if he knows how we feel (Laugh).”

“Jung Shin now even makes gestures at the camera (Laugh),” Jung Yong Hwa joked.

Lee Jung Shin explained, “It′s not that, it′s just that I made gestures thinking that I should be of help too (Laugh). I became sorry with the thought that I hadn′t done much onstage up to now.”

Lee Jong Hyun continued, “Also, the way I express myself onstage has changed after I started acting. Our role is to help the front man (vocalist) [Jung] Yong Hwa hyung (big brother) shine, but it was stupid of me not to take up acting, as I′ve realized that the bigger we get, the brighter the vocalist shines, and the bigger CN Blue becomes.”

“I was surprised to find while I was trying to bring the mood up during a live performance that I was making expressions I had become used to making while acting,” Kang Min Hyuk said.

Jung Yong Hwa said, “I′m happy now that everyone′s busy acting. Our fans, however, worry that I′m not doing anything, wondering if it′s because I′m trying to let the other members become more known (Laugh). I actually asked our agency [for some time off] because I didn′t have any time to look back on myself during the two or three years I had been chased around by my schedule, working on my songs. I was happier because I had more time on my hands.”

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CN Blue′s life 2: Happy timesForbes recently said Norway had the happiest citizens in the world. Countries were ranked up to 20th place in a list, and Korea didn′t make it in.

CN Blue, however, showed it was happy in the midst of such debate. All throughout the interview the members seemed bent on giving off positive energy. Their positive and youthful energy was out to heal hearts.

Lee Jong Hyun said, “I was so happy when we were filming the music video for I′m Sorry in London. We performed on a rooftop like The Beatles, which is every band′s dream (Laugh). I don′t think we should be too concerned about anything when we′ve had so many great opportunities.”

It seemed Lee Jong Hyun was the happiest member of them all. He talked in a high, elated voice about how joyful he felt.

“Fans kept getting suspicious and asked me what had happened to me when I started laughing more than I used to,” he added. “I saw the expressions on the members′ faces while on tour, and they all betrayed happiness. I think we were like this since October last year. We were so happy to perform together, getting brighter with every minute.”

He also said, “I sometimes thought I shouldn′t be on TV, but it′s so much fun to see myself on TV. It also feels like I′m doing good for my parents when I come out often.”

Jung Yong Hwa said, “We′re enjoying our promotions. I used to care for my image when I would go on variety in the past, but now I don′t care at all. It′s fun to promote now that I′m enjoying it. I missed the camera when I took a break last year (Laugh).”

“I became scared if the four of us weren′t together so Yong Hwa hyung would appear [on TV] alone. Now, however, it′s so much fun because more people want to see us,” said Kang Min Hyuk.

Lee Jung Shin said, “[Lee] Jong Hyun hyung and Yong Hwa hyung appeared recently in SBS′ Running Man, and I found Jong Hyun hyung watching the episode like it was a movie, in a room with all the lights out. He looked so happy, watching it with the sound turned up (Laugh). He had seen it that night, but he got up in the morning and watched Running Man again. I could really feel his happiness (Laugh).”

He added, “I recently realized that I′m happy while I was drinking with the members. We got together for the first time in a while because we had been busy with our dramas, and we talked and laughed and reorganized our thoughts. I was tired, but I was happy.”

“Bad things may happen, but still I′m happy that the four of us get along so well and that we′re working together,” Lee Jong Hyun said. “I hope this lasts for as long as possible.”

“With teamwork like this, I′m sure we′ll be able to overcome any slump that comes our way,” said Lee Jung Shin.

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[REVISE] Blue B and the Firelies Tale

The more Blue B walking around in her journey, the more she finds precious experiences. On this day, she meets with generous elder woman who tell her very precious tale.

There was once a kind yet blind little girl living alone at the beautiful riverbank. Plenty of people come everyday to enjoy the view and relieve their bad feeling. It was always that blind little girl who listen to them patiently and gave them a wide bright smile when the visitor about to home. That was give them deep impression and for the girl, the visitor are bless gift to her. Because of them, she never feels alone and listening to them is like crossing to the bridge from her dark surrounding to the bright beautiful world.
Meanwhile, the riverbank’s beauty will be nothing when night comes. People even unable to see their own hands due to the blackness. That is the time for the little girl feeling lonely the most. Every night she prays for the morning to come early, so she will have another friend to talk to.

It was one dead of the night, she visited by Pixy Queen who deliver unwillingful message. The Pixy Queen said that she was about to die. But she will rewarded by heaven for her longing to listen to the people who come to her by receiving three wills in order and one day extra to make her wills reality.
Even though the Little Girl was very upset but she tried to be tough and smile when revealing her wills.
Firstly, she wants to see by her own eyes the place she live at for her lifetime.
Secondly, she wants to meet and talk to the visitors who come by for the last time and saying goodbye properly.
The third one she has not figure out yet so she only asked for the two first.

What a precious gift that the Little Girl finally see the beauty of her home place.
She smiled and said to herself that no wonder many visitors come every day and what they told were so true.

It’s very beautiful indeed.
However, when she told the visitor that she was about to leaving the place, it saddened them, but she made a promise.

‘I will come back here as a light. If you come here at night and see the light, that is me. So you can tell me everything as usual, I will listen and help you to relieve the pain.’

The promise is actually came from nowhere she could think and just for reassuring the visitors but Pixy Queen took it as the last gift for the Little Girl.

After that day, visitor no longer see the girl around, instead of tiny light who flying around when the night comes. That was her unconditional last wills, she wants to be a light for that place then the visitor can visit everytime even in the night.
Nowdays, if the surrounding still pure with greenery and river also clear, you can find these tiny light by singing

“fireflies, fireflies, come here this water is sweet that water is bitter, fireflies, fireflies, come here.” *

 

*As told by the elder woman own shop at Kyoto, Japan

 

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[1] This story told by the elder woman own a shop at Kyoto, Japan.

[REVISE] Blue B and The Old Man

It’s been weeks Blue B climbing down the mountain and this morning, she arrives at beautiful seashore with sandy coast, clear blue water and smoth waves in one part but the other one is… Is that mud? Blue B does not sure herself.

Moreover, in the distance there something catching  her eyes. It is an Old Man who busying himself to plant some trees in mud area when Blue B approaching him.

‘Hi, hello, may I know what are you doing?’ Asked Blue B.
‘Oh, hi… Hello, this?’ Replied The Old Man pointing at what he has done.

Blue B nodded.

‘I’m planting mangroves, these trees will protect this place from huge waves and also, it’d be a home for many creatures, come closer I’ll show you.’ Said The Old Man.

‘Oh really? Sure if you don’t mine Thank you.’

Blue B took the offer and she very surprise to see so many creatures she never even had seen it before.

There are something like giant clamp, she was not sure herself. Many kind of crabs, there also something fish-like but it has tiny feet and many more surprising creatures who catch Blue B’s eyes!

‘Interesting doesn’t it?’ Said the Old Man.

Blue B just nodded in agreement since she can not find the word to express it.

‘May I help you? To plant these mangroves.’ Asked Blue B.

‘Wah really? You don’t mind? Well, here I’ll show you.’ Replied The Old Man cheerfuly.

Then both of them start planting mangroves together  and Blue B    exchanging her stories, including her previous met with The Crying Earth.

‘Not all the people in the world like them, those who don’t care with the only place they’re living at,’ said the Old Man toward Blue B’s judgement to the human.

‘Do you see me? I’m really concern with my surrounding. I can’t stand to see my place turn bad and let the creatures extinct, so I try my best to do what I can. The more you make journey, you will see a lot of thing you never imagine and experiences those that can help to built yourself to be better and sensitive person about our only one and already dying planet.’ He went on saying.

Yeah, that could not be more true, if only there are more people like the Old Man then the Earth will never cry, Mr. Tree would never upset thought Silver Doe as she leaving the place and in her fond hope that she can makes another visit one day, to see her growing mangroves she planted.

The sun sets lower and lower as if it drowning into the golden sea, Silver Doe took one last glance, with hope in her mind that the mangroves will grow well so that it can protect the place and the creatures who live there well too.

 

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[REVISE] Blue B and The River

Summer has come, it is pretty nice weather although a bit too hot and humid. But it is okay, at least not severe like winter, cold and freezing! Blue B looks around to find out where she is, aah… she arrives a little away from residential area, currently she stands at the bridge crossing a wide river. The River’s water is not clear instead dirty and brown also smelly?

‘Hi who’re you? I never know you,’

There sudden voice causing Blue B who look at The River closely jump to her feet.

‘Oh, hi.. how are you? Ermmm this is my first time here, nice to meet you, my name is Blue Butterfly, simply call me Blue b then okay.’ Said Blue B.

Blue B walking down from the bridge to the river bank near by to have a talk with the River. Since many question already trains in her head.

‘So, what’s bring you here?’ Asked the River.

Blue B shook her head, ‘nothing, I mean I don’t know. I just walking around and arrive here, anyway you look great-‘

‘Before,’ interjected the River to make correction..

Despite everything actually this is a great river. It is a huge river with uncountable creature live in, supposedly. But with how he looks, Blue B doubt if there any creature can survive.

‘Ah… yah, before I supposed. But what happen with you?’

 

‘You see there?’ Asked The River pointing up to the residential area not too far ahead.

Silver Doe nodded.

‘The human up there who has done these mess. That area growing rapidly without proper plan. They don’t know how to dispose their trash and when they’re coming to the dead-end, they will throw away everything on me as if I’m their never-ending rubbish bin. Some of them even thrown mattress bed.’

‘Mattress bed?’ repeat Silver Doe surprisingly, how come they throwing away that such a thing.

‘Unbelievable right? And you know what, when rain comes, the water from river head brings the soil with them, that’s why my water becomes like this. All the human did, they messed up everything. Even the only place they live at. If only they ever think when the earth collapse they have no place to live. But they don’t, do they? Nowdays, I take it easy too, if I’m overload
I just flooding my water.’

‘What about them?’ Asked Silver Doe.

‘They never learn though,’ The River shrugged.

Another encounters, another heartbreaking The Earth stories, another experiences too.
Yeah, many human do not care with their environment. They should start paying much attention on it or when they realize is already too late to regret it.

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[REVISE] Blue B and Mr. Tree

It is hot and windy day today yet Blue B still feels the freshy air around her. Waa… It is like the one she has in her home place.

She cheerfully walking through the forest, deep and deeper. It been long for her not to see this kind of greenery. Uncountable trees stood up reaching the sky. Golden sun’s rays breaking through the canopy, making a magnificent light stick.

However, her happiness is not stays longer, about miles away deeper Blue B find something terrific.  It could have been saveral football fields’s wide forest was gone! Leaving nothing more than the roots and bushes.  Giving Blue B another shock for her cannot believe her eyes.

A big tree who talk to her.

‘What had happen with those tress?’ Asked Blue B pointing toward to the root fields.

‘Oh those? We’re all cut down,’ Replied Mr. Tree weakly.

‘Cut you are all down? But why? And why in this deep? I mean, out there in the entrance seems fine.’ Blue B asking in confusion.

Yeah it is looks weird, from the entrance everything looks so  fine and green.

Mr.Tree srugged, ‘what do I know? They did almost everyday, not in the same place, though. Ah.. Maybe they do again today, there.’ Said The Tree pointing straight to the distant.

‘I don’t kow exactly but I guess, they have done it so none suspect if the forest actually been damage.’ He went on explain that makes Blue B more confuse.

‘Are you saying that they’re thief or something?’

Mr. Tree srugged for the second time.

‘Kind of maybe, I don’t know.’

‘Why they’re cut you down?’

‘Many purposes, we were planted to fulfill their need, though.’ Said Mr. Tree lightly but there something in his voice.

‘Not in this way, this just not right. Didn’t they replant any tree?’

The Tree shook his head, ‘Altough they did, it’ll need years even decade to make it like today. Well, saying the truth I’m glad if I can do what I supposed to do for them but I’m more grateful I’m still here with my kind, surrounded by nature. I love being here, I love this greenery, it’s something they also need right? Keeping the greenery alive. But I think they don’t trouble themselves with it. If only they notice that greenery is necessary, to have fresh and pure air, they’ll think twice before touch the forest. Sometimes I don’t understand with the way they thinking.’ Concluded The Tree.

‘Yeah.. Me too, human is complicated.’ Agreed Blue B.

Once she out of the damage forest, Blue B rethinking her conversation with Mr. Tree. How violent human treat the forest and the earth they are live at. Sometimes she thinking that human has brain but appearantly many also has not and just thinking about their today’s advantage

Aaah.. Human, if only you understand The Tree’s feeling or realizing how important the forest for your own life, probably you never even dare to ruin it. You have to pay more attention on it before too late for you to regret it.

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THE SUN IS NEVER OURS

The sun rise in the radiant light

The day has found its way

Magic of the sun

Will you deliver your warmth?

Here is the suffering soul

When they found themselves in between the darkness

Inside the brightest surrounding

How could this be?

The sun is never belong to us

For us struggle to find a way out

Seeking a little spark of the hope

Wanting to get away from the blackness

And walking away from these misery

The life and the light

But the sun is never belongs to this life

 

 

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