Megumi Hayashibara – Vintage S Short Review in 3 Languages

  * You can also see this post on my Korean blog:

하야시바라 메구미 – Vintage S 간단한 후기 3개국어

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Album Title: Vintage S

Artist: Megumi Hayashibara (하야시바라 메구미, 林原めぐみ)

Release Date: April 26th, 2000

Label: King Record

Number of Discs: 1

Tracklist:

01. Give a reason
02. ~infinity~∞
03. Going History
04. Until Strawberry Sherbet
05. MIDINIGHT BLUE
06. Touch Youself
07. raging waves
08. ~それから~
09. Successful Mission
10. Fine colorday
11. Lively Motion
12. Proof of Myself
13. A HOUSE CAT
14. おやすみなさい 明日はおはよう
15. 虹色のSneaker

가수 하야시바라 메구미의 팬이 된 후 시급하게(?) 해야 할 일은

바로 경제적인 여건이 허락하는 범위 내에서

그녀의 앨범들을 구입하는 것이었다.

그래서 지금 베스트앨범들을 중심으로 하나씩 모으는 중이다.

지금까지 구입한 것 중에서 Vintage S가

메구미의 베스트앨범들 중 가장 먼저 나온 것이라

앨범을 받고 다음날 이렇게 소개를 해보고자 한다.

 

歌手林原めぐみのファンになった後、

早急に(?)する必要があることは

まさに経済的な状況が許す範囲内で

彼女のアルバムを購入することであった。

だから今のベストアルバムを中心に一つずつ集めるいる。

今まで購入したものの中からVintage Sが

めぐみのベストアルバムの中で一番最初に出てきたもの

アルバムを受けて、翌日このように紹介をしてみたい。

 

After becoming a fan of Megumi Hayashibara,

the thing that I had to immediately(?) is

to purchase her albums within a sufficient financial limit or situation.

So I am collecting them one by one, especially best albums.

Vintage S is her first released best album

so I am going to introduce to you the next day of delivered.

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이 앨범 자켓 디자인을 보는 순간 4번 트랙의

Until Strawberry Sherbet가 생각이 났다.

일본어와 영어로 노래를 주고받는데 조금 도도하게 생긴 이 여자는

일본어 부분을 담당하지 않았을까라는 생각이… ㅋㅋㅋ

このアルバムのジャケットデザインを見た瞬間、4番トラックの

Until Strawberry Sherbetが考えた。

日本語と英語で歌をやりとり

少し高慢に生じたこの女は日本語部分を

担当しなかったのかという考えが・・・。(笑)

When I saw this picture at first time,

I recalled 4th track, Until Strawberry Sherbet.

English and Japanese language was exchanged in the song.

Maybe this haughty-looking woman sang Japanese part? ha ha XP

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앨범 수록곡과 타카다 유조(高田裕三)라는 자켓 일러스트레이션 디자이너의 이름.

대충 찾아보니 일본의 인기있는 만화가라고 한다.

アルバム収録曲と高田裕三というジャケットイラストデザイナーの名前。

ざっと検索してみると、日本の人気漫画家だという。

Tracklist and Illustration designer’s name, Yuzo Takada.

I don’t know details about him, but he is well-known Japanese manga artist.

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저 얼빠진 천사는 왠지 나를 닮은 것 같다. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

その天使はなぜか、私に似ているようだ。()

That vacant angel looks like me. pu ha ha……

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Information of the song, lyrics, and comment. Sorry for a little bit poor quality

 

 

트랙 리스트에서도 볼 수 있듯이 5곡은

언젠가 리뷰할 MEGUMIX(2008)에 수록되기도 했던 슬레이어즈 노래들인데,

슬레이어즈 팬이고 메구미 초보자라면 이 앨범은 충분히 소장 가치가 있다.

トラックリストでも見られるように、5曲は

いつかレビューするMEGUMIX(2008)に収録されることもしたスレイヤーズ歌だ。

スレイヤーズファンであり、めぐみの初心者であれば、

このアルバムは、十分に所蔵価値があるように。

As you can see tracklist, five songs are from Slayers,

which is also in MEGUMIX(2008).

If you are a fan of Slayers and a beginner of Megumi,

Vintage S is valuable to possess.

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가사 밑에는 누구에 의한 것인지는 모르겠지만,

그리고 일본어를 잘 몰라서 해석할 수는 없지만

이렇게 노래에 대한 코멘트가 모두 달려 있다.

歌詞の下には、誰によるのかは分からないが、

そして、日本語がよく分からなくて解釈することはできませんが、

このように歌についてのコメントがすべてかかっている。

Below the every lyrics, the comment about the song was included.

I don’t know who wrote this and I cannot understand Japanese.

 

For the reference, this is not Limited Edition that I wanted.

Box set with DVD seemed to be so expensive so

I gave up to find out that.

Fortunately, I found Vintage S and A video on YouTube.

모든 노래들을 다 듣고 난 후 짧은 소감은 비록 옛날에 나온 노래들이지만

역시 메구미는 나를 실망시키지 않는다는 사실.

이번 앨범을 통하여 새로 알게 된 노래들은

비록 나의 취향을 백 퍼센트 충족시켜줄 수는 없지만

어색한 장르들에 조금씩 익숙해져가는 중이다.

별 다섯 개 중에서 다섯 개를 줘도 모자라다!!

すべての曲をすべて聞いた後、感想はたとえ昔に出てきた歌ですが、

やはりめぐみは私を失望させないこと。

今回のアルバムを通じて、新た知った歌を

たとえ私の好みを百パーセント満たしせてくれることはできないですけど

ぎこちないしたジャンルに少しずつ慣れていく中である。

星5つの中から5つを与えても足りない!

Here is a short comment of Vintage S:

All songs from this album didn’t disappoint me

even though these are released a long time ago.

New songs that I learned through this album,

don’t suitable with my favorite genre.

But I am trying to familiar with them.

Five stars among fives are not enough to evaluate!!

 

[Novel] Roald Dahl – James and the Giant Peach

* You can also see this post on my Korean blog: [영어원서읽기] Roald Dahl – James and the Giant Peach

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James Henry Trotter had been living with his mother and father until he was four years old. But one day, his parents got eaten up by an enormous angry rhinoceros which had escaped from London zoo. With a deep sorrow, he was went away to live with his two aunts. Their names were Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spoker. They were selfish and lazy and cruel and abusive.

On a blazing hot day in the middle of summer, poor James was chopping wood for the the kitchen stove. He thought about all the other children in this world and he found that he has no freedom to play like them. Then suddenly he met an old man and he gave mysterious stones. He instructed to James to do something and he did. In next day, there was a big peach on the highest peach tree branch. It grew bigger and bigger so no one could resist of it. When it becomes as big as a house, it stopped and many people came to see this rare sight.

James couldn’t get sleep. At night, he went to the peach and found a hole in the side of the peach. It was not just a hole. It was tunnel where different kinds of human-sized insects were lived. I don’t like insects and I am not interested in it. So I didn’t read seriously when author describes about them. Anyway when two aunts found the peach, it started to roll on. This was the beginning of strange journey. And their unexpected destination was New York City.

As an old man said, James experienced special moments and he became a hero of the story from hopeless child. His curiosity, nimbleness, and knowledge made insects to be inspired by human being. And within the journey I could find out how Roald Dahl was creative fiction writer so he could describe the things in a certain words and figure of speech. Every conversation that James and insects had was easy to read.

Let Me Know My Mistakes

English is my second language so I am not perfect though.
If you find some mistakes from my article,
just leave a comment below so that I could modify them.

I welcome everybody whoever you are, and wherever you came from.
My first language is Korean, and I can speak Japanese a little bit.
In every language, I have a gap between speaking and writing.
My writing in any language is better than speaking.
Korean and Japanese language is very similar.
The order of subject and verb are almost same
so I can just switch Hangeul to Hiragana or Kanji.
But after translating and trying to say in word, I forget how to say.

And for the reference, I am also interested in
German language because I like J.S. Bach’s music,
especially sacred and secular cantatas.
My listening project will begin from next January!!

[Novel] Roald Dahl – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

* You can also see this post on my Korean blog: [영어원서읽기] Roald Dahl – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

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Two copies of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, printed 1983 and 2014 respectively. (vial Shannon Morgan Creative)

Seven family members lived together in a small wooden house on the edge of a great town.

Let me introduce their name, Mr. Bucket’s parents: Grandpa Joe and Grandma Josephine, Mrs. Bucket’s parents: Grandpa George, and Grandma Georgina, Mr. and Mr.s Bucket and their only son, Charlie.

They were so poor to live and Mr. Bucket was the only one who has a job. Thanks to that, the whole family didn’t starve, but they just ate less amount of food daily. But Charlie didn’t satisfied with them. He craved for chocolate more than ever, and every birthday he could touch and taste chocolate bar, He didn’t eat it at once. He just kept it for few days.

One day, he found a chocolate factory nearby his house. He wished to enter and see the whole process of making chocolate. Mr. Willy Wonka, the owner of the factory, announced everyone to invite five children to visit and see through the factory inside.  Only ones who has Golden Ticket hidden underneath the ordinary wrapping paper of five ordinary candy bar were allowed.

 

The name and information of Golden Ticket founders are below:
1. Augustus Gloop, nine-year-old boy who was so enormously fat. Eating is his hobby so because of so many candy bars, he could find Golden Ticket so easily.
2. Veruka Salt. Her father has peanut business and he was rich to buy thousands of candy bar. He asked his workers to selling the wrappers off these crazy candy bars instead of shelling peanuts.
3. Violet Beauregarde, a girl who just adore gums.
4. Mike Teavee, a nine-year-old boy seemed to interested in gangster movie than Golden Ticket.
5. And the final person is of course, Charlie Bucket. Amid the most painful days(because his father lost his job, they starved.), he experienced miracle and every family members were delighted and so exciting.

 

If you are chocolate lover or holic, you should read this book from beginning to end because the touring inside the factory is so interesting. Chocolate river flows inside the factory. What a luscious, creative and unique idea of author!! And the whole process of making chocolate might be better on the movie screen, I think.

The original members were nine grown-ups and five children. Four children and their parents had to be excluded because of unexpected incidents. So only Charlie and his Grandpa Joe was left. As Golden Ticket says, every child who participated the tour, was promised to receive a lifetime supply of candy for him or her, and even for their family. And Mr. Wonka suggested Charlie to move into his factory and run whole of it as successor to him. Some of his family resisted, but no one could interrupt Mr. Wonka’s decision and action. Whatever it comes, Charlie became the happiest child in this world from extremely poor family.

Thanks Note No. 1 – My Health

* For Korean Version: 감사 노트 No. 1 – 건강 주심에 감사


Yesterday I watched two YouTube videos about Mr. Kim.
First video was made when he was thirty-years-old,
and the second was made after three years from the first.
At age of 28, he lost his job because of Alzheimer’s disease.
He couldn’t recall things even before few minutes ago
so this affected his entire life – quit the job and cut off from society.
As the disease getting stronger, his waist was stooped more than before day by day.
The doctor conjecture the cause carefully that his mother passed by
when she was only mid 30s with a same disease. Yes, tt can be said the heredity effect.
This case is so rare among Alzheimer patient, only under one percent,
and it accelerate the worse of the disease, he said.

In the first video, he was not good at go to the market.
He lost his way and wandered for a long time.
He ordered wrong amount of meat which was totally different from his uncle.
After the meal, he wept in sorrow because
he couldn’t find right cover for the each of side dishes.
And he had three same driver’s license because he thought that he lost it
even though it was in somewhere in the house.
Nevertheless, he went to his grandmother’s home by himself alone,
and he tried to remember his friend’s calling number without looking.
So I could find a hope from him. But the situation was deteriorated.
The second video was posted about two or three years ago,
now I am wondering if his condition is fine or not.

Loosing one’s health is the heaviest misfortune, not concerned with how old he or she is.
I’m not just talking about the suffering of patients and their family,
I’m talking about it can ruin the whole life and take away the daily pattern.
If someone ills, he or she has to quit the job or study,
cannot eat anything whatever he or she wants,
and cannot to anything what he or she wants.
During childhood, I’d been in the hospital for a long time,
took several big surgery, and I also suffered physical and
mental illness here in the United States.
So I know so much about the importance of health.

These days, I maintain the average weight and healthy body.
I feel sorry when I hear the story of sick people
through surrounding area, TV, or internet.
They might feel that daily life seems like a heil,
so they might see normal people with envy.
Sometimes I lie on the bed because of laziness.
This is so stupid thing comparing with them.
Time is a gold. one minute, no one second is important.
and so on.
I have mixed emotions.

I don’t want to boast me.
With a sympathy, the mind of intercessory prayer,
and lamentation, I am writing in front of the desk.

As I said before, my condition is so good,
so I do things what I want to and what I have to.
I keep my own pattern of a diet, everyday I walk for 30 or 40 minutes.
Seeing a lot of food photos on Instagram,
I felt ‘fake satiety’ and ‘vicarious pleasure’ so I naturally succeed with diet.
And one more thing to give thanks, I rarely get stress.
Of course, a right amount of stress is helpful. But in my case,
I tend to get a stress from the church than house cores or society.
So I try to forgive them who gave me a stress.

But I am worry(?) about only one thing these days.
That is, headache is frequent in recent few months.
The fun thing is, each of headache is totally different.
One day, I had dizziness so I could almost fall.
Barely keep the balance, I came back to my house.
And in other day, I felt the pain that  my brain breaks.
(I don’t know how to express well.)

Actually today, I had a headache so I slept on the bed during the entire morning.
I woke about 1 PM and I ate three different kinds of cheese cake.
These were good to look at with my eyes first, and the tastes was tenderly smooth, too
so I thought that my pain was gone. How sweet things make me happy and be needed sometimes!!

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You might think that I must see a doctor. But my insurance covers only ten times a year.
I cannot give up regular check up. Other etcertra sympton I just have to bear.And you might think that I am getting sick frequently.
I say again, I don’t have any ailment. I just have regular check up to makes me healthier.In past days, I used to write thanks note with some thansgivings, followed by episodes.
But as a writer applicant, I want to write in elegance and more professional way.
First, I will write down my own story, related to my confession throughout my life,
and then I will note what I want to say “Thank You!” to God.
This is the very first time to try, so it can be awkward.
But I am trying to give my best. So here I go. 

Heavenly Father,
Thanks for protecting healthy body and spirit of my family and me.
There are so many diseases, illness, and cancel in this world,
But you gave us a level of immunity so that we could live without any problem.

Hopefully, always be our side until end of the life.
With good health and long life, after finishing all of our duties in this world,
you will call us. And then give us a courage to say and follow you without any hesitation.

Healthy body and soul comes from healthy food and thought.
Help us to find the answer from the nature,
to maintain the purity of my soul through daily meditation and praise.

And finally give me a opportunity to serve other people
with a healthy body and soul, not only living for myself.

In the Name of Jesus that I pray.
Amen.