Friday 22 April 2011

Let's Sing Along!

Alodia's response to my comment made me searching for the right 노래방 (karaoke) style music video for me to improve my reading speed.

I wasn't into Korean music at first. I tried listening to some of them and I didn't like it right away. After some time, I found 2 AM and I like their ballad songs. Then from watching Family Outing, I knew about Last Concert (I fell in love with this song instantly) and I thought I'd like 박진영 (Park Jin Young) but it turned out to be false alarm, I like listening to his songs but not for my everyday music.

When I was browsing ever4one's Youtube channel (ever4one is 선현우, Hyunwoo Sun, one of TTMIK's teacher), I found the international cover of Beautiful Restriction. At that time, I didn't know that it's originally by SNSD and until now, I haven't listened to the SNSD's version. 

The video has the lyric in 한글, followed by the romanized one below it and the English translation at the right bottom. The fact that I haven't got the meaning of the song makes it easier for me to forget the lyric. It's a good thing  for now because I will always try to read the lyric. I just have to keep my eyes from peeking the romanization. The urge is so strong since I like this song and really want to sing along!

Around 2 weeks ago, I requested Last Concert to be included in CoreanBigSis' Monday Song and she did it last Monday, yay! You might want to check CoreanBigSis website and twitter. She's a very patient and kind Korean teacher. ^ ^

The video doesn't have romanized lyric (and translation) so I won't get tempted. But it uses a pretty font that makes it harder to read. With Beautiful Restriction, I just need to learn to read it faster but for this video, I need to learn recognizing the characters and then reading it! LOL

I'll stick with this video though. Some of Korean variety shows use various kind of fonts and the video is a good practice to read those wonderful fonts. :D

Ah~~ I long for the day that I can read 한글 smoothly..

여러분, 어느 노래방 뮤직 비디오 좋아해요?


1 comment:

  1. You can do it!
    This album has 3 narrative tracks which is lovely. I've posted the transcript on my blog.