Wednesday, 14 April 2010

The Korean who liked Punjabi songs

Hey there kiddos,

I was on a working trip in Korea a long long time  ago in the last century.

We were on our way somewhere in a car driven by our Korean contact who spoke of the many peoples of different nationalities that he had met in his line of work.

And the many faces and colours and behaviours of Malaysians.

Yeah multi-racial, multi-cultural we are - very interesting.

Oooops, this is not about 1Malaysia. There has always been one Malaysia anyway.

Unclear of the concept, aren't I? Haha - purposely...


Anyway after tiring of the  exchanges about our different heterogeneous / homogeneous makeups the guide asked:


"What kind of songs you like?"


"Err, everything. I like to listen to all kinds of songs - modern, classical, traditional, tribal"


He says "I like Punjabi songs"


"You LIKE PUNJABI songs?"


"YES!"


 "Have you met any Punjabis before?"


"Errr no, they don't come to Korea but I have their song CD" (or was it cassette - it was that long ago).


"I play for you, surely you like" he says, smiling.


Oh OK, I could do with some BANGRA beat.


He stuck the thing in to the player.


 And out came "It's My Life" from


 BON JOVI!!!


"Aaaah, that is BON JOE VEEE - just now you said PUN JA BI"


"NO, so sorry but I said PUN JA BI, here you can read the label"


It was Bon Jovi. It's either his tongue or my ears...


The car shook from my colleague's and mine suppressed laughter - to the rocky beat of It's My Life.


Here is a slowed down version. Enjoy.








Music





Nice inspiring lyrics too.

In the fast version you shout out, "IT'S MY LIFE".

Go on, do it!


----------
This ain't a song for the brokenhearted
No silent prayer for the faith departed
And I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd
You're gonna hear my voice when I shout it out loud

It's my life
It's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just wanna live while I'm alive

(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said, "I did it my way"
I just wanna live while I'm alive
'Cause it's my life

This is for the ones who stood their ground
For Tommy and Gina who never backed down (aiiit got Tommy oso wan)
Tomorrow's getting harder, make no mistake
Luck ain't even lucky, gotta make your own breaks

It's my life
And it's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just wanna live while I'm alive

(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said, "I did it my way"
I just wanna live while I'm alive
'Cause it's my life

You better stand tall
When they're calling you out
Don't bend, don't break
Baby, don't back down

It's my life
It's now or never
'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
I just wanna live while I'm alive

(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said, "I did it my way"
I just wanna live while I'm alive


(It's my life)
And it's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just wanna live while I'm alive

(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said, "I did it my way"
I just wanna live while I'm alive
'Cause it's my life!
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 Let's all live right, kiddos.

18 comments:

Tommy Yewfigure said...

아주 재미있었던, 당연히 당신은 당신 임신 도중 아무 갈망도 얻지 않았다

Y u Zen #%&*@, very funnneeee.....hahaha, during your time, I think it’s the big bulky 4 channel cartridge (cassette tape) lah.

What were u doing in Korea anyway?

Cheers,
Tommy

P/S - U wouldn't like me to swear in Korean, would u?

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Zendra,
Aaahhh...Koreana...I'm salivating just thinking of bulgogi... Bon Jovi = Punjabi? How-lah? purrr...meow!

shishhhh...now I can't get that song out of my head...It's my life...

tireless mom said...

Alamak! I like Bhagra Punjabi better than Bon Jo Vi lah! But most of all I prefer Winter Sonata more than anything else.

Zendra-Maria said...

Tommy, you want to say something don't hide behind funny-looking characters lah hahaha. Aiyah Bon Jovi wasn't even conceived waay back bulky-cartridges sweet-seventeen time. Late ninety's lah I was in Korea to help them map out their foreign policy HAHAHAH!!! Just joking....

No I did not learn any swear words but try me. maybe that man had said something in Korean without me knowing what it meant :)

Zendra-Maria said...

Cat, it's kimchi for me - the secret to the Korean's radiant complexion.

They do not have the "b" sound in their language and I don't know how "o" becomes "a" but it was a hilarious misunderstanding, I still laugh to this day :)

Zendra-Maria said...

TM, waaah you must be a romantic sentimental person. I had no patience for Winter Sonata :) Too mushy for me lah - I must be from Mars hehe

Capt's Longhouse said...

Zendra,

,,,cool ! can i borrow your write up for some of my good Punjabi friends ? hehehe very funny indeed and you have good memory too !. must be all the exercising-lah hihihi still keeping the brains alert not like mine, keep forgeting-lah. Sometimes can't also remember the wife's name, so i call her honey, sweet pie, sugar, darling etc until 'BEEP' i got it right !. o.k. o.k. don't tell Bib about it hehehe. ..nanti kena beli new merc. lagi or another shopping spree in Paris.

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Hey Zen-san, Jon Bon Jovi is not young lah (ONLY 8 years younger than u mah...kekeke), been around a long time except he’s one of those lucky guys with that boyish, never seem to grow old type of look like Cliff Richard & Tommy ‘yew know who’….kekeke.

This is similar to ‘it’s my life’ type of song, it’s alright to be yourself!

This is who I am

Wave2 hi Capitan-san, Aji no-moto kudasai to you, hike & domo from Ichibawa Down Under.

Arigato,

Tommy-san sinseh

P/S – That’s my new ‘tough guy’ Korean persona profile pic…kekeke

Zendra-Maria said...

Beep-Bib Capt,

Sure just send your punjabi friends this link http://kaizendra.blogspot.com/2010/04/korean-who-liked-punjabi-songs.html

Anyway your affinity for "punjabi dishes" is quite well-known in FB-land *winks* HAHAHAH!!!

Zendra-Maria said...

Gosh Tommy, where did you get that mutant picture? You really want to look like that? Like this tak boleh mengaku adik kembar hehehe.

But that Vanessa's amazing isn't she?

Capt's Longhouse said...

Zendra,

pls get your son to contact me on my e-mail address about potential on timber boat construction training ?. his message on fb noted but i can't get my reply across via fb.

shariff.abbas@gmail.com

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Hey Zen, what mutant picture!!!, that’s Zao, the 007 villian in Die Another Day; The North Korean agent who was disfigured by James Bond. Rick Yune also starred in The Fast & the Furious; Snows falling on Cedar. Guess what, Rick was voted People magazine sexiest male in 2002. (I came in 2nd in 197??? so no mentioned, anyway nobody remember when u come in second :(( ....….hahaha.

Psssst…Capt is that a Noah’s Ark project u r organising???

Have a good weekend all.

Cheers,

Tommy

P/S – I’ll change the nic next time since Pakmat reckoned it’s too mean anti hero looking & doesn’t appeal to the makciks…kakaka.

Zendra-Maria said...

Tommy, you said James Bond disfigured this Zao feller? Well that's OK then, you can keep the pic - can't stand that slimy Bondie character, even though he reports to M ahem...

Capt's building his dream-boat I think. maybe get Azeim to design a janitor-friendly loo, but then what the heck - wouldn't a hole in the floorboards suffice? ..hmmm dunno...

Capt's Longhouse said...

Zendra,

,,,hehehe indeed it would sink my dream boat !.."Gadis Ku" got her in my dreams every other night too.
,,,just send across one of the girls to K.T hospital, she got stung by the deadly stone fish !. geez she was really in pain, i managed to suck out some of the poison but i hope she will be o.k.

Zendra-Maria said...

Capt, hope the hospital has the antidote for the poison. Must have some handy on Kapas too in case you get a delayed reaction from helping to suck out the poison.

mekyam said...

*ketawa golek2*

zee, i just shared this with my korean gf who is in town. just read it to her verbatim over the phone. she thought it hilarious and couldn't wait to tell her current bf. coincidently she's dating a sporean sikh at the moment [my friend is based in singcity]. :D

Zendra-Maria said...

Oh gosh mekyam! I wish I had heard you reading this silly thing and making it sound funny. Glad your Korean gf took it well though hahaha :D

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