Kwon's ThoughtsOSTrich Mondays

OSTrich Mondays #1

bscap1250Ya, 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.

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Kwon Sang Seung

Kwon Sang Seung

elles viennent
autres et pareilles
avec chacune c'est autre et c'est pareille
avec chacune l'absence d'amour est autre
avec chacune l'absence d'amour est pareille
-Samuel Beckett-

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  1. January 7, 2015 at 12:07 am — Reply

    Omg i think i may have seen this loooooooong time ago, i was still in college! Wow! And I like this segment! Keep it up!

    • January 7, 2015 at 12:20 am — Reply

      Wow, good for you! I’ve read that it’s only with Chinese subtitles around, so i can’t do anything and watching it raw it won’t offer that much since i’ll be missing big part of the point :/ Thanks a lot for your words!! 🙂

  2. January 8, 2015 at 8:12 pm — Reply

    OSTrich –> Y SO CLEVER, MATE?!! Okay okay I know you’re intelligent and all. I’ll shut up.
    Those were some beautiful songs! Thank you! Your taste in music is distinguished and exquisite. :’)
    Nao don’t tell me that exams and thesis presentation can stop you! NO SIR! *tries to air punch but ends up punching the door*
    There’s your daily dose of D-talks-and-does-not-shut-up.
    OkayThankYouByeee

    • January 8, 2015 at 8:23 pm — Reply

      Yes, i am an intelligent egg that fell from a dinosaur’s womb into a pit made of lava after it fell on a sweet potato, smashed it and slipped into the depths of the pit. 😀 I’m so so so glad you liked the song!!! I don’t know if they can stop me :/ But they are enough to depress me i let my guard down even for a tiny while :/ (ouch, the door must be in pain nao, right? 😀 ) DDD! Daily Dose of D-talk! I have the DDD, you have the DVD, sometimes it’s just CD, or alphabet’s plain “d” 😛

      • January 8, 2015 at 8:37 pm — Reply

        Bwahahahaah an egg that smashed a sweet potato! Joo Yoo-rin (My Girl) is gonna sue you for doing that. XD
        Oh no!!! What’s with : and / Nuoh. Nuoh. Nuoh, my friend. Always : and D cause I am D. I shall rescue you from the damned slash by giving you the link of this badass Engrish song!

        Don’t be sad! Studies and Grades do not define your mettle, and your courage to carry on is what matters, will always do. You’re one hard working individual. Believe in yourself. YO! :’)
        Phew, now that was some Sunbae talk.
        Hahaha DDD is something my family members suffer from. I pity them. I pity them. XD

        • January 8, 2015 at 8:51 pm — Reply

          She loves sweet potatoes that much so that she’s willing to put her life in danger trying to exterminate me? *.* Splash the slash!!! If i sue the / will i get money? Whatcha think Yoshina? 😀 But if i fail? 🙁 I don’t wanna sit again for these 4 goddamn lessons! I wanna rocket launch them to the moon and far beyond until a comet hits them and SPLIASHSHSHSHSH makes them cosmic dust in the realms of space 😀 -sunbae talk-the sunbae syndrome- when i read that a meatball tried to find its way out of mah nose due to laughing, but i tightened my whole body like Hulk and stopped it >.> * 😀 DDD! 😀

          • January 8, 2015 at 9:01 pm

            Come on nao. We’re talking about a swindler here..that too Joo Yoo Rin. You do not stand ze chance, mate. NOSH –> Negative Yosh. Ahahaha xD
            Yeah, sure. I’ll help you win the case by throwing my geometry box on the Judge. Ain’t I the best friend one could have? 🙂
            You cannot fail! Nosh! Study but don’t effing bang your head, pull your hair for it. Koreans are very sensitive about beauty, you know. -.-
            By saying that I’ve become my mum’s nightmare now, asking people to ‘take-it-easy’ on the internet. Gomen ne. But, listen to your Sunbae and don’t be sad. T_T
            Hahahaha Hulk has a Sunbae. The universe is at peace nao. XD

          • January 8, 2015 at 9:14 pm

            NOSH! 😀 Dat swindler *raises half lip, half closes one eye – DEATH STARE* 😀
            Yush you are Yoshina, you are the bestest bestie best chingu 😀
            I know, i must keep this advice if i want to go to SK -.- Or else they will put me at a zoo in a special cage -.- Or experiment on me on a drama -.-
            Because your mom would say “tell him to study, NAO!”? 😀 Kue rae, sunbae T_T Yush, you’re Hulk’s sunbae, how awesome is dat? 😀

          • January 8, 2015 at 9:24 pm

            *Joo Yoo Rin BURNS* Your Death Stare really does work! Daebak! XD Erm..at least you get to be in a drama!? That’s a depressing thought. GO STUDY NAO! Oh yes, my mother and Gandalf could go on a universal campaign with the banner of “YOU MUST STUDY OR YOU SHALL NOT PASS.” She’s a teacher. You know how it goes. -.- I am crying in joy with the respect you’ve given me Hulk. Senpai wa ureshii desu! :’)

          • January 8, 2015 at 9:47 pm

            Daeeeebak! Refuses to go to study 😀 “Look who we have here, rebel Kwon!” i love it when you place such phrases XD Nononono, Gandalf mom, i will study *.* (but not nao x) ) Teacher! She’s got the power *.* Arigato ne senpai oshina, Hulk kohai arigato desu* :””D

          • January 8, 2015 at 10:11 pm

            Ehehehehe, oh my look who we have here – smartypants Kwon! Trying to flatter me into asking him to give up on his studies. XD
            Aww :’) don’t worry chingu i’ll threaten you more often then. 😀
            Gandalf Mom ahahahaha…my life is ruined. O_O
            She’s honestly got the power. Why else do you think I would lead a ‘thug-life’ XD
            Hulk kohai, you’re a good lad. :’D

          • January 8, 2015 at 10:21 pm

            Smartypants Kwon 😀 😀 Oh noes! Nuoooooooooooooooh! 😀 A thug’s still hiding in there 😀 *flatter me nao, or -hits the ruler on the desk- you will study NAO* 😀 Gandalf Mom is the saint of studying 😀 Kanpaiiiiiiiii to Hulk kohai, to Yoshina senpai! 😀

          • January 8, 2015 at 10:27 pm

            Once a thug always a thug. XD XD XD
            Damn, Gandalf Mum is the worst nightmare of every kid. D: Nuuuuooooh!!
            Kanpaiiiii to senpai and kohai! 😀 😀

          • January 8, 2015 at 10:32 pm

            I knew you would never really give up your thug nature you Nipponizer 😀 And that’s why Gandalf Mom tries to capture you :O Senkohai kanpaiiiii *senkohai: something like one of these robots like in Grendizer* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPh_C33FBuA :’)

          • January 8, 2015 at 10:43 pm

            Hah! Yes! Nipponizer for zis lifes! XD Oh no…that video the theme! Feels attack. D’: Senkohai though XD

          • January 8, 2015 at 10:47 pm

            Nipponizer Yoshina, you should become an anime 😀 Yush, Duke Flint was an emblematic figure :'(

          • January 8, 2015 at 10:54 pm

            Anime is my religion. And those who say “Why do you still watch cartoons at this age?” they are from the anti-anime religion hence my enemies. It’s complex. XD
            Oh yes. ;_;

          • January 8, 2015 at 11:04 pm

            He wanted to save “the green earth” unlike his planet who was unable to save :/ There was that scene that one robot threw him downhill and while jumping on him to finish him he was trying to do the space storm move and he couldn’t and nearly dying he shouted SPAAAAAAAAAAAACE STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORM and did and didn’t die :’) 😀 Older anime were so moving and meaningful! They are animenemies!!! They oppose you :E

          • January 8, 2015 at 11:15 pm

            animenemies – hahahahaha you are the lord of baptism. XD
            Yeah I have a hazy memory of that scene. Yeah older anime were gold. These days most animes try to focus on human nature and how it can be ‘twisted’. Maybe because the times have changed so have the stories.

          • January 8, 2015 at 11:22 pm

            We have to rename everything, let’s baptize everything for the baptioctionary!
            Yeah, all the twisted thingies come to the surface! “let’s make a sick story, now let’s make it sicker” and so it goes on, maybe yes, since times become more sickening animes follow a more ‘twisted’ path since the animes that tried to save the world and change the people didn’t succeed no matter how powerful they were 😀

          • January 8, 2015 at 11:40 pm

            baptioctionary! XD we have one word already.
            Yeah haha so now the mangas are mixing heroes with antiheroism just to see if it works. All Hail Nippon! 😀

          • January 8, 2015 at 11:43 pm

            Hail Nipponipponippon! Let’s go roller, roller, roller roller skate 😀 Love ’em, they’re chincha nuts 😀 I would easily participate in that clip XD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcFH1Noiocc

          • January 8, 2015 at 11:53 pm

            And make it out alive, right? XD

          • January 8, 2015 at 11:54 pm

            Orait!!! 😀

        • January 8, 2015 at 8:52 pm — Reply

          Dat silly meatball, Engrish songs own! It rawks! The Engrish way, the way we like it 😀

  3. January 8, 2015 at 9:48 pm — Reply

    Oh, how nice!! I think from now on I will look forward to Mondays 😀
    And hope you good luck with your exams and thesis, FIGHTING !!

    • January 8, 2015 at 9:53 pm — Reply

      And i really do hope the songs will be to your liking! 😀
      Thanks a lot, sincerely! Fighting!!! 🙂 Once this torture is over i think i will over-marathon /|everything/|
      Still, you have plenty of time to think of the movie you’d like to see as the first movie review of 2015 😀 *you’ve got plenty of time since it will be accomplished during February*

      • January 8, 2015 at 9:55 pm — Reply

        I already liked this one whey I saw you posting in Twitter and I believe we have common taste when it comes to music and songs 🙂

        Thanks again Chingu, I will think about it till then!!

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