OSTrich Mondays #1
Ya, everyone! Happy 2015 and may it bring to life your greatest wishes. May it be full of health and happiness for you and your loved ones and may all negative people and/or feelings that crossed your path during 2014 can stay behind. I will accept only one option for all of you, that 2015 won’t be less than awesome, more than awesome? Of course it can, i leave this part to each one of us!
Exams period and thesis presentation are steadily approaching and time won’t be on my side to write about movies, dramas, etc, especially from the 20th of January up to the 10th of February. I won’t be totally absent, but sharing my thoughts on the blog will be difficult. So, i was thinking of something more user-friendly, especially for the hectic days lying ahead. Because not posting anything at all would be unbearable. It’s already Tuesday as i’m writing this, but it’s supposed to be a Monday mini article. You can blame Valid Love for putting in jail most of my time today, but OK, i’ll give it a shot anyway and i’ll make sure this mini article appears on time during the following Mondays.
Why OSTrich? It derives from the urban legend that ostriches bury their head in the sand when they feel threatened. Mondays have to be the least favorite day for almost everyone on the planet. Everyone would to anything to skip Mondays. Since we can’t avoid these menacing days, once the opportunity appears we get a day off and we live our own myth at home and the ostrich effect takes place! You all know what OST means and since Mondays are painful days, why not celebrate them with some beautiful melancholic music from the world of dramas?
So, let’s start with something melodic and heartrending, 비가 Bi ga – 우승하 Woo Seung Ha, from the 2001 drama Stock Flower. Ever since i discovered this song i tried to find it anywhere online with English subtitles, but it seems something like that doesn’t exist. The ongoing piano motive alongside the acoustic chords, the floating violin whenever it appears and the heartfelt vocals are impressive and they pace together in an unerring way. I will place two videos here, one with parts from the drama…
…and one with lyrics in English.
PS. Han Gong Ju is an impressive movie: Realistic, raw, breathtaking.