Crossroads by Chen Guo Hua

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Song Title: Crossroads (分岔路)

Music & Lyrics by: Chen Guo Hua (陳國華)

Bold = Chinese
Dark Green = Pin Yin
Purple = English
Sea Green = Vietnamese

xue yi pian pian de xia
Sheets and sheets of snow have fallen
Tuyết từng mảnh, từng mảnh rơi
hua que kai shang le zhi ya
Yet flowers are still blossoming on the branches
Nhưng hoa vẫn nở trên cành
zhe cheng shi li you dong ren de shen hua
In this town exists a touching mythology
Ở thành phố này có một thần thoại thiệt cảm động

shen ai de ni ji de ma
Dearest, do you remember?
Người yêu ơi, em có nhớ không?
na nian feng guang de sheng ya
That year’s glorious livelihood
Thời vàng son của cuộc sống năm đó
ni shuo wo men de ai nong de yao bao zha
You said since our love has already blossomed, let it sparkle
Em nói tình chúng ta nồng rồi thì để cho nó bùng nổ

shi jian cong lai dou bu ting xie
Time will never stop to rest
Thời gian sẽ không ngừng lại để nghỉ ngơi
wo men que yue zou yue yao yuan
Yet the longer we travel, the further we are
Nhưng chúng ta càng đi càng xa
給我一些勇氣 心才不枯竭
gei wo yi ci yong qi   xin cai bu ku jie
Give me a little courage so that my heart wouldn’t dry up
Cho tôi một chút dũng cảm để cho lòng tôi đừng quá khô khan

wo men dou zhan zai man tian feng xue si nue de ze gao zhao
We all stop in the middle of a blizzard’s highest peak
Chúng ta đều dừng chân giữa trời gió bão tuyết lớn
he ku yao yong xing fu dang zuo du zhu
Whatever bitterness, just use happiness as the stake
Có khổ gì đi nữa cũng dùng hạnh phúc để đánh cuộc
大雨過後 烏雲退出
da yu guo hou   wu yun tui chu
After the big rain, black clouds will recede
Mưa lớn qua rồi, mây đen sẽ rút lui
wei lai shi xian ru yan huo ban yao yan xuan mu
Tomorrow, this world will be like fireworks dazzling the eyes
Ngày mai thế giới này sẽ giống như pháo bông làm hoa mắt

wo men dou zhan zai na rang bi ci jie fang de fen cha lu
We all stop at that fork in the road to let go of one another
Chúng ta đều ngừng lại tại ngã ba đó để buông đối phương ra
wo hui xue zhe yi ge ren de du wu
I will learn the dance of solitude
Tôi sẽ học điệu vũ của một người cô độc
給我祝福 我不會哭
gei wo zhu fu   wo bu hui ku
Give me your blessings, I won’t cry
Hãy cho tôi lời chúc phúc, tôi sẽ không khóc
xie xie ni pei wo zhe yi lu bu gu du
Thank you for accompanying me, I won’t feel lonely on this road
Cám ơn em đã đi cùng tôi, đoạn đường này sẽ không cảm thấy cô độc

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

Love Together OST

It’s about time I do the review for this though I have gotten the soundtrack via YesAsia awhile back. (YES, blame it on desktop failure so couldn’t scan stuff.) Must say that the collection is worth it. Well, if you didn’t collect some of the songs in here already. But let’s get started, eh?

1. Not Complete Without You (有你才完整) by Fu Qiong Yin (符瓊音). The main theme song. I don’t know, but man, to listen to it more carefully, it’s perfect for the drama itself. The lyrics are penned by Yang Pei An and the music written by Xiao Huang Qi. The perfect duo to do the deed, right? At least I thought so. Then combine in Fu Qiong Yin’s voice is just so suitable for the whole atmosphere of the song. At first, I was wondering if it was written by both Yang and Xiao, why didn’t they sing it? But after listening to the theme song a few more times, I got it. Good choice indeed. My favorite part where this song was being played in the drama was in episode 8 where Zhong Ze was searching for Xiao Yu in the woods and found her finally. He ran over and hugged her before she could say anything (except for his name). The song was really suitable for that moment because Zhong Ze finally let his bottled up feelings out, proving that he really cared for Xiao Yu–unlike what he said before about only having ‘revenge’ in his heart. I think, either way, this song works for both of them because, without either one, they wouldn’t feel complete.

2. Writing a Blissful Song Because of You (為你寫一首幸福的歌) by Chen Guo Hua (陳國華). A sweet, somewhat leaning on a mushy side song. Not bad actually. I didn’t really pay attention the first time around yet listening to it again brought some nice feel to it.

3. Want to Hear You Say (想聽你說) by Mi Er Si (米兒絲). This song, I remember, was played during the conversation between Xiao Yu and Ah Bao in episode 8 where she was calling to apologize to him for scolding him previously. Not sure if it was being played some other time (and I might have missed it), but that was one of the memorable scenes. It really suits the feelings Ah Bao has toward Xiao Yu. Kind of one-sided but still cute in a way.

4. The Heart’s Regret (心中的遺憾) by Yuki Hsu (徐懷鈺). Kind of sad is an understatement. This song always brings some kind of bittersweet feeling to me. I can’t tag it to a specific scene of the drama but it must have been played in the drama from time to time. With the complications throughout with Zhong Ze and Xiao Yu’s feelings for one another and other factors involved, the song already hinted so much. Quite suitable.

5. Living in Your Heart (住進你心窩) by Ai Cheng (艾成). I think this song was another song played at one time or another in Rookies’ Diary but I can’t remember a specific episode or moment, but could remember that it was used. Regarding this drama though, I think this is talking about Ah Bao? Like how he’s always wanting to live in Xiao Yu’s heart yet could only be her best friend. Yet he’s not bitter about it either–at least not at the beginning, but would always support her and encourage her on. Oh yeah, how could I forget the time when this song was playing was in episode 6 when Xiao Yu was yanking the pillow away from Ah Bao, causing him to fall off the bed. (LOL!) Told you it was for Ah Bao.

6. A Very Difficult Goodbye (再見太難) by Li De Hui (利得彙). Not really my favorite or has that much impact when I listen to it. But I must admit it’s another good choice to include for the drama’s soundtrack. While listening to this song, the scene where Xiang Xiang was urging Xiao Yu to go say a proper goodbye to Zhong Ze before he went away (to Japan) came to mind. It was in episode 5–and when I was going back to check, it was indeed playing in the background when Xiao Yu was chasing after Zhong Ze on her bike–and finally giving up.

7. How Could It Possibly Be Loneliness? (怎麼可能會寂寞) by Wu Ting Che (吳听徹). NOT sure if I got the translation correct but indeed a nice song. Kind of long-winded (lol), but I guess it drives the point in the end. I don’t remember it being played in the drama but it must have. It’s just that it’s not really my favorite.

8. I Love You (我愛你) by Xu Jin Hao (許晉豪). A song written and composed by Chen Guo Hua. I thought it would get lame since the title is just so simple yet it sure proved me wrong. I forgot when it was played in the drama yet I had a feeling it was suitable for Zhong Ze and Xiao Yu. So much has happened between them but I think the ending proved that the song rings true.

9. Qi Xu (祈許) by Liu Hong Ling (劉虹翎). I don’t know. Too much brain work with figuring out the title. I get it, just can’t put it so that it sounds good and doesn’t lose its meaning at the same time. But about the song, a touching song. I honestly don’t know which one is this song for. But it might be a toss between Zhong Ze and Xiao Yu?

10. Song of Happiness (快樂的歌) by Yang Pei An (楊培安). OMG! All of those sad songs and then this happy song. Living up to its title since it definitely brought forth positive feelings. It’s kind of funny to listen to Yang Pei An singing a song bordering on the popular side versus his usual inspirational ones.

11. 58 Degrees of  Loneliness (58°寂寞) by Fu Qiong Yin (符瓊音). Another song that was used in Rookies’ Diary and then now used in here. It’s okay though. I seriously don’t mind. Too morbid. YES, that coming from me.

12. Crossroads (分岔路) by Chen Guo Hua (陳國華). This song is just sad. The time I remember it the most was in episode 7 when Ah Bao told Zhong Ze that Xiao Yu had agreed to go with him back to Taiwan. (It was near the end of the episode.) And this song is definitely for Ah Bao. Good call on using this song. Chen definitely brought out the feelings of this song. It was possibly due to the fact that it was written and composed by him. But must give him credit for it.

13. Admired by Thousands (萬人迷) by Ai Cheng (艾成). I don’t remember this song actually playing in the drama. At least not the words but more like the beginning of the song, like the upbeat music. But it was also used in Rookies’ Diary from time to time and especially in Episode 42. This song could also be found in one of Ai Cheng’s albums if you don’t want to get this soundtrack. What does this song have to do with this drama? Honestly, I always ponder. Yet maybe it could be referring to Kurt Chou’s character aka Ah Bao? LOL! Considering how he’s just so cool and all in here.

14. Moonlight (月光) by Yang Pei An (楊培安). The ending theme song. An inspirational song–and is also written and composed by Chen Guo Hua. Really suitable for the drama. It describes the people of General Street perfectly and how they’re always so full of hope to overcome all obstacles. This is more like Xiao Yu reaching out to Zhong Ze. Or vice versa, depending on the situation. Nice song as an ending theme. AND yes, this was another song that was used in Rookies’ Diary, but in season 2. I guess FTV was shooting two birds with one stone by releasing this soundtrack.

How come I didn’t number my favorites? I can’t figure out. But my favorites equally are #1, #12, #13, and #14. I couldn’t decide between the four of them since it gives a different feeling yet somehow couldn’t really say I like one or another more. Rare occasion but yeah. The second favorites would be #5 and #2. A very good deal for me, considering how it linked with the drama so perfectly and how I had liked the drama so it made it better.

*All images were scanned by DTLCT