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(CTS) Gamelan

17 Feb


Introduction
Gamelan is a term for various types of orchestra played in Indonesia. It is the main element of the Indonesian traditional music. Each gamelan is slightly different from the other; however, they all have the same organization, which based on different instrumental groups with specific orchestral functions. The instruments in a gamelan are composed of sets of tuned bronze gongs, gong-chimes, metallophones, drums, one or more flute, bowed and plucked string instruments, and sometimes singers. In some village gamelan, bronze is sometimes replaced by iron, wood, or bamboo. The most popular gamelan can be found in Java, and Bali.

The Beliefs
In Indonesian traditional thinking, the gamelan is sacred and is believed to have supernatural power. Both musician and non-musicians are humble and respectful to the gamelan. Incense and flowers are often offered to the gamelan. It is believed that each instrument in the gamelan is guided by spirits. Thus, the musician have to take off their shoes when they play the gamelan. It is also forbidden to step over any instrument in a gamelan, because it might offend the spirit by doing so. Some gamelan are believed to have so much powers that playing them may exert power over nature. Others may be touched only by persons who are ritually qualified. In Javanese gamelan, the most important instrument is the Gong Ageng. The Javanese musicians believe that Gong Ageng is the main spirit of the entire gamelan.


Functions of Gamelan
Gamelan is a way of linking individuals in social groups. Gamelan music is performed as a group effort, and so there is no place for an individual showoff. Traditionally, gamelan is only played at certain occasions such as ritual ceremonies, special community celebrations, shadow puppet shows, and for the royal family. Gamelan is also used to accompany dances in court, temple, and village rituals. Besides providing music for social functional ceremonies, gamelan also provides a livelihood for many professional musicians, and for specialized craftsmen who manufacture gamelan.

Today, although gamelan music is still used for ritual ceremonies and the royal family, it is also performed as concert music at social and cultural gatherings to welcome guests and audiences. Gamelan is also used to accompany many kinds of both traditional and modern dances, drama, theatrical and puppetry. In modern days, gamelan can be kept in places such as courts, temples, museums, schools, or even private homes.

Source : www.seasite.niu.edu
Picture Credit: Dr. George (Jim) Henry (above)

(Pandora’s Lyric) Mission_JYJ

17 Feb

Yeah brand new JYJ another history you just pule it off

My stage that has begun once more
Under the blazing lights, the surging
feel yo! my screaming
My heart’s music that permeates
Let’s get it party tonight crazy
I gotta dance now

It makes me hot, the
bulah bulah melody Oh oh
An unknown attraction
beat it beat it crazily Oh oh oh
You made me feel me shock!
I must feel this
I cast a spell on my body
Let’s go!

Mission make it mission let’s go
Mission make it make it go
I must go make it mission
Let’s go mission make it go
I must go make it mission
Let’s go mission make it go
I want u screaming
JYJ verse 2

With my moving hand gestures
My breath, fall, fall for me
Your shaking body movement give up
give up give up give up shaking
My moving body gestures are met with shouts
This is now my stage~
What’s that baby what you baby

It makes me intoxicated
The boom-chi-ka rhythm Oh oh oh~
An unknown attraction
beat it beat it crazily Oh oh oh
You made me feel me shock!
I must feel this
I cast a spell on my body
Let’s go!

Mission make it mission let’s go
Mission make it make it go
I must go make it mission
Let’s go mission make it go
I must go make it mission
Let’s go mission make it go
I want u screaming
JYJ dance now

(rap)
Another Hot movie character bumble bee
treat me like a slave and I pray is it Halloween
Trick or treats oh please don’t even
try to pull my head own you’re way
Brand new person, A man?
So john tesh off no more talk

It makes me hot, the
bulah bulah melody Oh oh
An unknown attraction
beat it beat it crazily Oh oh oh
You made me feel me shock!
I must feel this
I cast a spell on my body
Let’s go!

Mission make it mission let’s go
Mission make it make it go
I must go make it mission
Let’s go mission make it go
I must go make it mission
Let’s go mission make it go
I want u screaming
JYJ one more time

Mission make it mission let’s go
Mission make it make it go
I must go make it mission
Let’s go mission make it go
I must go make it mission
Let’s go mission make it go
I want u screaming
JYJ dance now

Title of the Song: “Mission”
Singer: JYJ
Composition & Lyrics & Arrangement by Kim Junsu, Rap part lyrics by Park Yoochun
Translation credits: jeeelim5@tohosomnia.net
Shared : JYJ3

(Idol News) JYJ’s Official Fanmeeting Titled “Sweet White Day Date” will be held on March 12th

17 Feb


The 3-hour long fanmeeting will have four themes – Meeting (for the first time), Fluttering Heart, Feeling Familiar (with each other) and Confession.

There’s going to be solo performances of each members and guest stars. This fanmeeting will provide opportunities for fans and JYJ to communicate with each other in open and sincere manners.

CEO of C-Jes said, ”This fanmeeting is JYJ’s first gift to fans who joined the C-Jes membership on Valentine’s day.” He added “We wish White Day this year will be memorable to all fans who love JYJ. We’ll try to provide opportunities to meet JYJ in person.”

Source: Osen

Trans by: @Spring_Breezes

Shared by: JYJ3

(Drama) Summer Scent

17 Feb


Title: 여름향기 / Yeoreum Hyanggi / Summer Scent
Chinese Title : 夏日香气
Also known as: Summer Breeze / Endless Love 3
Genre: Romance
Episodes: 20
Broadcast network: KBS2
Broadcast period: 2003-Jul-07 to 2003-Sep-09
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55

Cast
Yoo Min-woo: Song Seung Hun (Autumn Story)
Shim Hye-won: Son Ye Jin (Delicious Proposal)
Park Jung-jae: Ryu Jin (Who’s My Love)
Park Jung-ah: Han Ji Hye (Scent of a Man)
So Eun-hye (Min-woo’s deceasedgirlfriend): Shin Ae
Oh Jang-mi: Jo Eun Sook (Propose)
Ji Dae-poong (Min-woo’s upperclassman):
Ahn Jung Hoon (Sunflower/My Lady)
Min-woo’s mom: Kim Hae Sook (This Is Love/Autumn Story)
Jung-jae’s dad: Kim Yong Gun (Four Sisters)

Storyline
Yoo Min-woo’s (Song Seung Heon) first love was Soh Eun-hye (Shin Ae). However, Eun-hye gets into a car accident and dies.Without Yoo Min-Woo’s knowledge her parents decide to donate her organs. Another character, Shim Hye-won (Son Ye-jin) had suffered from a terrible heart disease ever since childhood. Miraculously, she finds that she will be obtaining a heart from a donor, the lately deceased Soh Eun-hye.

Suffering from the pain of a heartache Min-woo goes to Italy to study, with the memories of Eun-hye still resting in his heart. When he returns to Korea, fate takes a turn and brings Hye-won and Min-woo together. When the two first meet in the airport, Hye-won’s heart (Eun-hye’s heart), oddly beats faster when she is around Min-woo.

Park Jung-jae (Ryu Jin) is Hye-won’s fiancee. Jung-Jae’s sister, Park Jung-ah (Han Ji Hye) meets Min-woo in Italy and falls for him.

Hye-won doesn’t know why or what she feels when she’s with Min-woo. Min-woo feels guilt towards Eun-hye, because the feeling of love rises once again as he continues to see Hye-won.

Through coincidence, Min-Woo ends up being hired as the Art Director for Jung-jae’s project “Summer Scent” and Hye-won as their florist. Hiding their prior encounter at the forest they awkwardly said “Hello” as if they first met. During the project their fondness grew, within Min-woo’s eyes he saw resemblances between Eun-Hye and Hye-Won. Hye-won, on the other hand, believed that it was fate, her ever pacing heart whenever near Min-woo. Their fondness for each other soon came under suspicion in the eyes of Jung-ah and later Jung-jae. Jung-jae decides to turn a blind eye due to his love for Hye-won. Now Hye-won, confused as to whether her feelings are true decides to leave Min-woo and trying to comfort her guilt towards Jung-jae and Jung-ah she returns to Jung-jae’s side.

To forget Hye-won, Min-woo decides to leave for Italy indefinitely but only after seeing her one last time.At her wedding Min-woo caught one last glance at her then left. With Min-woo near, Hye-won’s heart gave signs of his presence and soon alerted her gaze towards Min-woo departing.Desperately chasing after him Hye-won collapses.

Min-woo rushes Hye-won to the hospital with Jung-jae arriving a little later.Jung-jae angry at Min-woo tells him to leave for Italy. Min-woo agrees to leave only after Hye-won had regained consciousness.Soon, Hye-won wakes up and deeply angered Jung-jae forbids Min-woo to meet, ordering him to leave immediately.As a promise to Hye-won, Min-woo agreed to leave if Hye-won decides to have her operation.Without it she would definitely die.

Soon after his arrival in Italy, Min-woo receives a letter notifying him that Hye-won had died during the operation.

3 years later, with memories of Hye-won in his heart Min-woo returns to Korea as a manager of an Art Centre. During his absence Hye-won had an artificial heart implanted after the initial surgery, and then traveled to the United States for another transplant. On his way up the steps at the Art Centre and on her way down after her delivery,they meet again. This time with her new heart, its abnormal beating notified her of Min-woo’s presence and thus proving their true love.

Source : www.wikipedia.com
www.koreandrama.org
www.koreanwiz.org