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BY2 愛上你 Lovin’ You – translation

1 Jun

es, I’m still alive but am emotionally spent after CLAMP stabbed my heart (again) with Seishirou/Subaru. Recovering a little now with help from crack/AU fanfics where it’s rainbows and butterflies and everyone stays alive.

Anyway, now sappy and/or angsty songs makes me think of Subaru and I translated one that’s been on my mind this couple of days.


什麼都不要懂只想繼續做夢
I don’t want to understand anything, just want to keep on dreaming
害怕醒來以後握不住你的手
Afraid that I won’t be able to hold your hand once I wake up
是誰太不成熟沒體諒彼此感受
Were we too immature to understand each other’s feelings
我不停尋找著理由解釋分手
I keep searching for a reason for our break up
心好空像沒溫度的氣球
My heart empty like a deflated balloon
我的靈魂困在回憶中動也不能動
My soul trapped in memories, unable to move an inch
愛上你不需要理由你到底懂不懂
Don’t you understand there’s no reason for loving you
可是懷念竟比失去還要更難受
Reminiscing our times together feels worse than losing you
噢~愛讓我想起你的時候淚禁不住滑落
Love makes my tears fall when I think of you
可惜你永遠都不會懂
But you’ll never understand

什麼都不要懂只想繼續做夢
I don’t want to understand anything, just want to keep on dreaming
害怕醒來以後握不住你的手
Afraid that I won’t be able to hold your hand once I wake up
如果同一秒鐘你也想起了我
If you’re also thinking of me this second
心只要能微微顫抖就已足夠
It would be enough if your heart even moved a little
愛上你不需要理由你到底懂不懂
Don’t you understand there’s no reason for loving you
可是懷念竟比失去還要更難受
Reminiscing our times together feels worse than losing you
噢~愛讓我想起你的時候淚禁不住滑落
Love makes my tears fall when I think of you
或許我永遠都看不透
Perhaps I’ll never be able to let go
愛上你不需要理由你到底懂不懂
Don’t you understand there’s no reason for loving you
傷心快樂在回憶中反復的交錯
Sadness and happiness intertwine in my memories
噢~愛讓我想起你的時候淚禁不住滑落
Love makes my tears fall when I think of you
可惜你永遠都不會懂
But you’ll never understand

放心我還會好好的過
Don’t worry, I will live on properly

Mook Liam Petch first impression

18 May

MLPTVM

I think I’m up to ep 3-ish of MLP but I’m not too sure as the subber labels the vids by parts instead of episodes. The drama opens with a lol-tastic diamond heist by what must surely be the most inept bunch of robbers I’ve seen on tv. However, the police managed to outdo them in the incompetence department which allowed our robbers to make a successful getaway. I mean, the news crew was able to get their helicopter onto the building but the police didn’t think of doing that when the robbers were obviously blockaded on the roof? Then our silly robbers who donned masks when they were in the building with the CCTV cut off took off said masks when hijacking the news crew’s heli and in the process got their faces broadcasted on national tv. But wait, apparently no one noticed this helpful fact and the diamond’s owners/police/insurance company are still trying to identify the robbers. *facepalm* The action scenes per se are still acceptable but the tv stations really need to do a better job with the writing.

Anyhow, the ‘successful’ heist sets the stage for our n’ek to get close to the p’ek in a bid to recover the diamond. Initially it was funny to see Nu Mook ham it up to play the air-headed Barbie and it was quite entertaining to watch Petch give her the poisonous tongue treatment while we know that Mook doesn’t give a rat’s ass about it but we have been going around in circles for a while now, I would appreciate it if we get some kind of progress on their relationship as well as the plot. On Krit/Rucha’s side, visually I like seeing Tah and Vicky together but Rucha is so annoying I want to lock her up and keep her away from messing up Krit’s plans. Someone please tell me Rucha gets better later on! [Digressing from the lakorn … Tah: am I alone in finding him hot?? I think he looks really good with Susie too. XD Vicky: Among the recent celebrity weddings, I am most touched by Chai and Vicky’s. They are sooo adorable and sweet together. Vicky will take care of Chai]

Other special mentions … I’m oddly tickled by Jenjob’s scenes with Petch since I already know where his true, er herm, interest lies. Oh boy Petch, you have no idea. It was also nice to see the ladies have real fights and it’s not over a man!

Verdict on MLP so far: neither the plot nor the not-yet-budding romance engages me much but it’s generally entertaining enough to keep me watching.
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I swore not to touch CLAMP’s stuff ever again after they trolled me with xxxHolic: Rou but … but … I just found out Legal Drug resumed serialisation under the new title of Drug & Drop and I hesitated for about 2 seconds before googling for scanlations. I shall now spend my weekend re-reading LD (which was last released 9 years ago!! A strong heart and LOTS of patience are prerequisites for CLAMP readers) and catching up on D&D. Apparently Watanuki makes a cameo in D&D. I’m usually happy to see cross-overs but now I just want to kick Watanuki in the face.

Silver Diamond vol 11 & 12

2 Dec

I’m really trying to like SD because I loved Koori so much but 12 volumes on, SD is still not engaging enough for me. The drawing style has improved visibly from Koori’s time and I do appreciate the beautiful artwork but story-wise, it doesn’t make me look forward to the next chapter.

It’s too wordy for me … sometimes the speech bubbles take up more than half the page! The story has been going round in circles and I need something more. I need to start feeling something, anything! for the characters. ‘Fortunately’ in volumes 11 and 12, the blond pervert and his ayame prince was around to spice things up a bit.

我没想到皇子会自割喉咙,所以看到那一幕确实有点小震撼。
我就是对这种爱耍狠又self destructing 的人物毫无免疫力。皇子竟是如此决绝的人。
这两个人让我对SD有了些许的期待 …… 我已经开始幻想他们的结局会如何。呵呵呵。
罗贯一行人太纯情了!我到底还是比较喜欢‘激烈’一点的感情。汗 ~

Silver Diamond

3 Apr

I’m finally done with all 10 volumes of “Silver Diamond”! I wouldn’t call the following a review … more like a record of my haphazard thoughts.

《银》延续了《冰》的风格,就是人物之间互相扶持,一起面对外来或内在的难题,最终变成更完整的人们。我喜欢这样子,就算偶尔会迷失慌乱,但总有人及时提醒,什么才是最重要的。

《银》 整体气氛比《冰》轻松,感觉比较像“罗贯一行人闯荡异世界奇录”多过于罗贯于千草之间的爱情故事。《冰》的焦点一直是布拉德和依修卡,纵然有威鲁特和拉布耶鲁这两位大配角。《银》 的重心却是罗贯+千草+成重+灯二(啊,还有虹,把它给漏了。没办法,蛇太不醒目),害可怜的千草‘没机可乘’。虽然千草和罗贯都有想‘拥有’对方的想法,却从不说出口,所以感情一直没有很确定。有时觉得对罗贯而言,千草在他心中的位置还没有超越‘和成重/灯二一样重要的伙伴’。当然,直到volume 10 为止。那个 ……是千草的告白吧? 而他的告白也算是被罗贯接受了? 希望他们之间的感情能尽早明朗化!

就以前十集来说,《冰》已经让我感动无数回,也为布Blood/Ishuca, Nei 和Wild/Rapunzel 流了好多泪(都说我的眼泪容易赚)。《冰》也不乏搞笑场面(通常都是Wild在整Blood)不过故事的主轴还是在人物怎么面对一些比较黑暗的事件/心情。With Silver Diamond, it feels more like an exploration of this new strange world (for Rakan) and bringing hope to each village they come across. While there are villains in the form of the Ayame Prince and Kinrei, Rankan and co. have not actually been attacked head on. There isn’t as much angst or awww moments as compared to “Koori” and even if there were short moments of tenderness between characters, they were usually quickly broken by other events/characters. This is not necessarily a minus point for Silver Diamond because after all, it is a different story and I’m sure Suigara-sensei aims to come up with something different from “Koori”.
Sometimes it feels like Silver Diamond is still in its introductory stages and the stage has only just been set by volume 10. I’m looking forward to how Chigusa and Rakan will develop their relationship and if darker issues will surface for the characters. (やっぱり … I’m still going for the angst)

很喜欢千草的‘有知识没常识’,有时憨直到令人心疼,有时又贼得让成重想扁他。看他‘不屈不挠’地‘想方设法’要吃罗贯豆腐就好笑,又整天碰上成重这个大钉子,也亏千草能毫无自觉地继续尝试。

对罗贯、成重和灯二当然也是喜欢,但对他们的感觉还不深刻。 我却意外地中意主匪和宫这一对… 有点莫名其妙吧? 宫好象才出现两三次。嗯,总之《银》还在连载中,等故事真正结束后才来下定论.

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I can’t resist saying something about “Koori”. “Koori” fans would of course be in love with Blood and Ishuca and/or Wild and Rapunzel. But if you ask me who my favourite character in “Koori” is, my answer will definitely be Nei. Maybe it’s his unrequited feelings for Blood, or his comically exaggerated obsession with Blood, or his cute relationship with Zaha … or … I don’t know why, really. Are there any fellow Nei fans out there? Speaking of Zaha, he may be a minor character but I have a soft spot for him because of his devotion to Nei. A clean and pure devotion that does not seek to possess and he only wishes for Nei to be happy.
My love for Wild follows close behind Nei but I think there are much better written commentaries on the lead characters out there, so I shall end here!

I’d love to try my hand at 「氷の魔物の物語」好きに50の質問 but with my half-baked Japanese, I need a lot of guess work to figure out the questions!