Monday, March 7, 2016

My blog is bilingual, so naturally I post bilingual song lyrics too. I like Mika's songs. He writes them not only in english but also in other languages. 

Disclaimer: I don't own Grace Kelly, Mika, or Grace Kelly by Mika. The lyrics are taken from Metro Lyrics and Vagalume while the videos are from Youtube.



Grace Kelly
by Mika

Do I attract you?
Do I repulse you with my queasy smile?
Am I too dirty?
Am I too flirty?
Do I like what you like?
I could be wholesome
I could be loathsome
I guess I'm a little bit shy
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you like me without making me try?


I try to be like Grace Kelly
But all her looks were too sad
So I try a little Freddie
I've gone identity mad!

I could be brown
I could be blue
I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful
I could be purple
I could be anything you like
Gotta be green
Gotta be mean
Gotta be everything more
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you walk out the door!

How can I help it?
How can I help it?
How can I help what you think?
Hello, my baby
Hello, my baby
Putting my life on the brink
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you like yourself?
Should I bend over?
Should I look older just to be put on your shelf?

I try to be like Grace Kelly
But all her looks were too sad
So I try a little Freddie
I've gone identity mad!

I could be brown
I could be blue
I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful
I could be purple
I could be anything you like
Gotta be green
Gotta be mean
Gotta be everything more
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you walk out the door!

Say what you want to satisfy yourself
But you only want what everybody else says you should want

I could be brown
I could be blue
I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful
I could be purple
I could be anything you like

Gotta be green
Gotta be mean
Gotta be everything more
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you walk out the door!

I could be brown
I could be blue
I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful
I could be purple
I could be anything you like
Gotta be green
Gotta be mean
Gotta be everything more
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you like me?
Why don't you walk out the door!

Songwriters
JODI MARR, JOHN MERCHANT, DAN WARNER, MIKA PENNIMAN
Published by
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

Read more: MIKA - Grace Kelly Lyrics | MetroLyrics 

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Grace Kelly (french Version)


Compositor: Dan Warner/jodi Marr/john Merchant/mika



Est-ce que je t’attire
Ou bien te fais fuir
Quand je souris comme ça
Les regards dégueu
Les regards mielleux
Ou les deux à la fois
Un air de bûcheron
De gentil garçon
Dis moi suis-je assez glam
Pourquoi tu m’aimes pas
Pourquoi tu m’aimes pas
Sans me coller des blâmes

[Bridge]
Je prends les poses de Grace Kelly
Pour toi ça ne suffit pas
Alors, je chante un peu comme Freddie,
Mais que faut-il que je sois

[Chorus]
Un légionnaire
Un tortionnaire
Pour être ton idéal
Un mec un peu sale
Un peu comme ma gueule
Un bandit toujours en cavale
Suis-je assez in
Suis-je assez clean
Mais que te faut-il encore
Pour que tu m’aimes bien
Pour que tu m’aimes bien
Pour qu’un beau jour tu m’adores

Comment te charmer
Comment te charmer
Comment t’empêcher de me dire
De changer d’amis
De changer d’avis
De ne pas chercher à séduire
Pourquoi tu ne m’aimes pas
Pourquoi tu ne m’aimes pas
Pourquoi tu ne t’aimes pas, toi
Je me fais tout petit
Je fais tapisserie
Et tu repeint tout chez moi

[Bridge and Chorus]

Fais ce que tu veux
Fais ce que tu veux de moi
Je serai en mieux
Ce que les autres ont envie que je sois
Pour toi…

[English (Chorus)]
I could be brown
I could be blue
I could be violet sky
I could be hurtful
I could be purple
I could be anything you like
Gotta be green
Gotta be mean
Gotta be everything more
Why don’t you like me
Why don’t you like me
Walk out the door

[Chorus - Different First Lines]
Un mégalo
Un soprano
Pour être ton idéal
Un mec un peu sale
Un peu comme ma gueule
Un bandit toujours en cavale
Suis-je assez in
Suis-je assez clean
Mais que te faut-il encore
Pour que tu m’aimes bien
Pour que tu m’aimes bien
Pour qu’un beau jour tu m’adores

Link: http://www.vagalume.com.br/mika/grace-kelly-french-version.html#ixzz42HZjA6Hq

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Légende du Millier de Temples de Prambanan


Légende du Millier de Temples de Prambanan

C’était à l’époque du Millier de Temples de Prambanan. Il y a un chevalier nommé Bandung Bondowoso. Il tue un roi et demande à la princesse Lara Jonggrang de se marier. Elle ne veut pas l’épouser mais elle a peur de refuser. Elle lui demande pour que le chevalier construire un millier de temples en une nuit. Bandung Bondowoso appelle les esprits pour l’aider.

Juste avant que le soleil se lève, quand ils finissent le 999e temple, Lara Jonggrang et les villageois font beaucoup de bruit. Les esprits s’enfuient parce qu’ils pensent que c’est déjà le matin. Bandung Bondowoso est fâché. Il jette un sort à la princesse. A l’instant, elle se change en temple. Donc, à la fin il y a un millier de temples.

En javanais, "mille temples" se dit Candi Sewu, qui est le nom d'un ensemble bouddhique qui se trouve au nord de Prambanan.

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Legend of The One Thousand Temples

This is a legend about the One Thousand Temples in Prambanan. There was a knight named Bandung Bondowoso. He killed a king and ask the princess, Lara Jonggrang, to marry him. She didn't want to marry the knight but she was afraid to refuse so she asked Bandung Bondowoso to build a thousand temples in one night. He asked the help of the demon spirits.

Just before the sun came up, when they had already finished 999 temples, Lara Jonggrang and the villagers made loud noises. The demon spirits fled because they thought it was already morning. The knight was furious. He cursed the princess and she turned into the final temple. In the end, there were one thousand temples.

Disclaimer: The pic is courtesy of Wikipedia. I don't own them.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ratatouille


(from The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Microwave Cookbook)

¼ cup olive or salad oil

1 large onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 red or green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 medium eggplant, cut into 1-inch chunks

3 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch chunks

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons oregano

1 teaspoons sugar

2 large tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges

2 tablespoons tomato paste

Basil leaves for garnish

1. In 13” by 9” microwave-safe baking dish, place oil, onion, and garlic. Cook on high (100% power) 3 to 4 minutes, until onion softens, stirring halfway through cooking.

2. Stir in red or green pepper, eggplant, and zucchini. Cook, covered, on High 10 to 12 minutes, until eggplant and zucchini are slightly softened, stirring twice during cooking.

3. Into eggplant mixture, stir salt, oregano, sugar, tomatoes, and tomato paste. Cook on High 15 to 18 minutes, until vegetables are tender and juices thicken slightly, stirring occasionally.

4. Spoon ratatouille onto serving platter; serve hot or cover and refrigerate to serve chilled later; garnish before serving.

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RATATOUILLE

¼ cup minyak zaitun

1 buah bawang bombay yang besar dipotong dadu, kalau kecil pake 2 buah

2 siung bawang putih dicincang, biasanya aku pakai 3 siung

1 buah paprika merah atau hijau, dipotong-potong jadi 1 inchi, biasanya aku tidak pakai karena keluargaku tidak suka paprika

1 buah terong ungu ukuran sedang, dipotong kotak-kotak 1 inchi, biasanya aku pakai 2 terong ukuran sedang untuk mengkompensasi karena tidak pakai paprika & zucchini

3 buah zucchini ukuran sedang, dipotong kotak-kotak 1 inchi, aku jarang pakai karena warung dekat rumah tidak jual zucchini

2 sdt garam

2 sdt oregano kering

1 sdt gula pasir

2 buah tomat besar, masing-masing dipotong memanjang jadi 8 bagian

2 sdm pasta tomat, biasanya aku pakai jauh lebih banyak, sesuka hati

Daun basil untuk garnish, aku jarang pakai karena tidak penting-penting amat

1. Dalam pinggan tahan panas ukuran sedang, masukkan minyak zaitun, bawang Bombay, dan bawang putih. Masak dalam microwave, selama 2 menit, aduk-aduk, masak lagi 2 menit.

2. Masukkan paprika, terong, dan zucchini. Masak dalam microwave, selama 4 menit, aduk, masak lagi 4 menit, aduk lagi, masak lagi 4 menit sampai terong dan zucchini agak lunak.

3. Masukkan garam, oregano, gula, tomat, dan pasta tomat. Masak dalam microwave, selama 5 menit, aduk, masak lagi 5 menit, aduk lagi, masak lagi 5 menit sampai sayurannya empuk.

4. Sajikan hangat atau tutup dan simpan di kulkas untuk disajikan dinging. Garnish dengan daun basil sebelum disajikan.

*Semua tahap memasak dengan microwave untuk resep ini dalam setting panas maksimum (High)

**Font warna ungu adalah adaptasiku terhadap resep ini

Monday, March 14, 2011

Azur

This poem is dedicated to the people in BBC who gave us 'Planet Earth' & 'Life'.

AZUR

At first glance
Zero movement
Unexpectedly a school of fish pass by
Race of the creatures of the blue sea
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Ce poème est dédié aux gens qui nous a donné «Océans» par Jacques Perrin et Jacques Cluzaud.

AZUR

Au premier coup d'œil
Zero mouvement, mais
Une bande des poissons passent
Race des créatures de la mer azur

Monday, June 1, 2009

TWO WORDS

This is a wedding gift for my friend, Ira.
This story is part facts, mostly fiction. Enjoy!

Disclaimer:
I do not own the song “Two Words” sung by Lea Salonga. Nor do I own the songfic "Two Words" by Jiru-senpai.

Words in blue are lyrics of the song "Two Words" by Lea Salonga.
You can watch the video of that song in the video bar on the left. Click on the picture of a blue rose.

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In a while, in a word
Every moment now returns
(Flashback)
Hello, Ira?” His soft voice called her name.
She held the phone tightly to her ear. “Yes, this is she. How can I help you?” She tried to hide her sobs.
He paused before he said, “This is Iko. I just wanted to know how you are doing.”
I’m sorry, I can’t talk right now.” Her voice was trembling.
For a while, seen or heard
How each memory softly burns
His voice was full of concern as he said, “Okay, I’ll call again soon.”
She was about to hang up, when, suddenly, he asked, “Mmm, Ira?”
Yes?”
Whenever you need me, I’ll be here.”
Thank you.”
(End of Flashback)
Facing you who brings me new tomorrows
I thank God for yesterdays
How they led me to this very hour
How they led me to this place
Ira.”
She looked up, breaking free from her daydream, and saw her love before her. He looked into her eyes, lingering there as if there was no tomorrow. His lips turned into a small genuine smile, and he gave her hand a reassuring squeeze.
(Flashback)
Every touch, every smile
You have given me in care
Keep in heart always I’ll now be treasuring everywhere
She had just put her white coat on the back of a chair, when, suddenly, her cell phone rang.
Hello, Ira?” It was the same kind voice as before.
Yes, this is she.” She didn’t know why, but her lips turned into a smile. The first true smile in a month.
Ira, are you still in the hospital?”
She was amused. “How did you know?”
I’ve just been to your house. Your mother told me that you had gone to work to cover for another doctor.”
She smiled again. “I see that my mom has told you everything.”
That’s not all. She also told me that you haven’t eaten dinner. So, now I’m in the parking lot, delivering your meal.”
What?”
Can I see you now? Or do I have to get hurt before I can enter the ER?”
You can come here. I don't have a patient at the moment. I’m not busy.”
She met him by the receptionist's desk. He handed her a food container. She opened the lid and let the steam from the soup escape.
She inhaled the aroma. “Smells delicious.”
He grinned. “Your mother said it’s your favorite.”
It is.”
He didn’t let her finish her sentence. “Ira, I just want to offer my condolences for the loss of your sister. I didn’t know. The other day I called at the worst possible time, didn’t I?”
She shook her head. “No. You reminded me that I still have friends. Friends who care.”
A nurse called out to her. “Doctor, there’s a call from ICU.”
Ira thanked the nurse and took the phone. Iko gestured goodbye and went towards the door in long strides.
She finished her phone conversation and called to him. “Iko!”
He was standing by the doorway, waiting for what she had to say.
She took a deep breath and said, “Thank you.” She gave him her sincerest smile, hoping he would understand.
And if life should come to just one question
Do I hold each moment true
No trace of sadness, always with gladness
I do
(End of Flashback)
She could hear a song in her heart. This was it. This was the moment she had been waiting for.
Now a song that speaks of now and ever
Beckons me to someone new
Unexpected, unexplored, unseen
Filled with promise coming through
She looked at him and saw that he showed no doubt of her love. And she knew, wholeheartedly, that he loved her, too.
(Flashback)
In a while, in a word
You and I forever change
Love so clear never blurred
Has me feeling wondrous strange
He walked towards her in calculated steps and stopped in front of her. He gazed at her for a long time until he reached out for something behind him. There, held between his fingers, was a red long-stemmed rose.
She looked at his face, then to the rose, and back to his face. She felt love warmed her heart. But he still held her gaze, waiting patiently for her to comprehend.
Then she saw it.
No words needed to be said. A wide, yet watery, smile rose to her face, and he accepted it with an earnest smile of his own.
And if life should come to just one question
Do I face each moment true
No trace of sadness, always with gladness
I do
(End of Flashback)
He finished his vows and shook her father’s hand. She looked at her new husband and saw his tense expression. She gave him a teasing smile and he started to relax.
All her memories with him flashed in front of her, culminating in this moment, a memory that was soon to be. She gave a deep sigh and looked up at him, her future.
Never with sadness, always with gladness
I do.
And they live happily ever after.
THE END
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Author's Notes: This songfiction is an adaptation from a fanfiction by Jiru-senpai. She granted me permission to use her fic. You can read it on fanfiction.net.
I would also like to thank Mockingbyrd's Tune for her beta.
Disclaimer: I took the picture of the happy couple from http://www.ewedding.com/sites/iraiko19071430h/