Once Again by 183 Club

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Song Title: Once Again (再一遍)

Music & Lyrics by: VJ – James Chu and Victor Lau

Key:
Bold = Original Lyrics
Faded Blue = Pin Yin
Blue: Jacky
Golden: Ehlo
Pink: Johnny
Green: Ming Dao
Purple: Sam
Sea Green: Chorus

親愛的寶貝 感謝你給過的一切
qin ai de bao bei   gan xie ni gei guo de yi qie
Dearest darling, thank you for all you’ve given me
Em yêu dấu ơi, cám ơn tất cả em đã dành cho tôi 
我們的誓言 己經沒人再去紀念
wo men de shi yan   ji jing mei ren zai qu ji nian
Our vows are no longer memorialized by anyone
Lời thề nguyền của chúng ta đã không còn ai nhớ tới
我曾經以為 幸福會陪我直到永遠
wo ceng jing yi wei   xing fu hui pei wo zhi dao yong yuan
I once thought that happiness will accompany me until eternity
Anh từng nghĩ rằng hạnh phúc sẽ theo anh cho tới vĩnh viễn
怎麼在轉眼的瞬間 你己經不見
zen me zai zhuan yan de shun jian   ni ji jing bu jian
How could it be that the moment I turn my eyes away, you’re already gone?
Sao lại chỉ trong một thoáng chớp mắt mà đã không còn thấy được em?

只要再一遍 讓我看你最後一眼
zhi yao zai yi pian   rang wo kan ni zui hou yi yan
I only want to once again see you for one last time
Anh chỉ muốn nhìn em thêm một mắt nữa thôi
你的眼神牽動我的靈魂
ni de yan shen qian dong wo de ling hun
Your expression affects my soul
Ánh mắt của em đã ảnh hưởng tới linh hồn của anh
可否再一遍 讓我感受你的體溫
ke fou zai yi pian   rang wo gan shou ni de ti wen
Is it possible to once again let me feel your temperature?
Có thể nào đẻ anh thêm một lần nữa lại cảm giác được nhiệt độ của em?
你的笑容溫暖我的世界
ni de xiao rong wen nuan wo de shi jie
Your smile warms my world
Nụ cười của em mang lại sự ấm áp cho thế giới của anh

某月某一天 你帶走我給的一切
mou yue mou yi tian   ni dai zou wo gei de yi qie
On that month and day, you’ve taken away all I’ve given
Trong một ngày kia, em đã mang đi hết những gì anh đã trao ra
你把夢打碎 展現你的永不後悔
ni ba meng da sui   zhan xian ni de yong bu hou hui
You’ve taken my dream and smashed it, showing that you’ve never regretted it
Em đem giấc mộng của anh mà đập vỡ, cho thấy rằng em chưa bao giờ hối hận qua
我曾經以為 我們的手會握到明天
wo ceng jing yi wei   wo men de shou hui wo dao ming tian
I once thought that we would hold hands until tomorrow
Anh từng nghĩ rằng chúng ta sẽ nắm tay nhau cho đến ngày mai
哪知道轉眼的時間 你己經走遠
na zhi dao zhuan yan de shi jian   ni ji jing zou yuan
How could I’ve known that the moment I turn my eyes away, you’ve already gone faraway?
Làm sao anh biết được rằng chỉ trong một thoáng chớp mắt mà em đã đi thật xa

只要再一遍 讓我看你最後一眼
zhi yao zai yi pian   rang wo kan ni zui hou yi yan
I only want to once again see you for one last time
Anh chỉ muốn nhìn em thêm một mắt nữa thôi
你的眼神牽動我的靈魂
ni de yan shen qian dong wo de ling hun
Your expression affects my soul
Ánh mắt của em đã ảnh hưởng tới linh hồn của anh
可否再一遍 讓我感受你的體溫
ke fou zai yi pian   rang wo gan shou ni de ti wen
Is it possible to once again let me feel your temperature?
Có thể nào đẻ anh thêm một lần nữa lại cảm giác được nhiệt độ của em?
你的笑容溫暖我的世界
ni de xiao rong wen nuan wo de shi jie
Your smile warms my world
Nụ cười của em mang lại sự ấm áp cho thế giới của anh

Take Me Away And Take My Love Away
Take me away and take my love away
Hãy đưa tôi đi và đem luôn tình yêu của tôi theo
沒有你的夜晚是夢靨
mei you ni de ye wan shi meng ye
Nights without you is like a nightmare
Những đêm không có em là một cơn ác mộng
I Miss U Baby I Wanna Kiss U Again
I miss you baby, I wanna kiss you again
Anh rất nhớ em, muốn hôn em thêm lần nữa
別對我說你看不見
bie dui wo shuo ni kan bu jian
Don’t tell me that you couldn’t see it
Đừng nói với anh rằng em nhìn không thấy

只要再一遍 讓我看你最後一眼
zhi yao zai yi pian   rang wo kan ni zui hou yi yan
I only want to once again see you for one last time
Anh chỉ muốn nhìn em thêm một mắt nữa thôi
你的眼神牽動我的靈魂
ni de yan shen qian dong wo de ling hun
Your expression affects my soul
Ánh mắt của em đã ảnh hưởng tới linh hồn của anh
可否再一遍 讓我感受你的體溫
ke fou zai yi pian   rang wo gan shou ni de ti wen
Is it possible to once again let me feel your temperature?
Có thể nào đẻ anh thêm một lần nữa lại cảm giác được nhiệt độ của em?
你的笑容溫暖我的世界
ni de xiao rong wen nuan wo de shi jie
Your smile warms my world
Nụ cười của em mang lại sự ấm áp cho thế giới của anh

只要再一遍 讓我看你最後一眼
zhi yao zai yi pian   rang wo kan ni zui hou yi yan
I only want to once again see you for one last time
Anh chỉ muốn nhìn em thêm một mắt nữa thôi
你的眼神牽動我的靈魂
ni de yan shen qian dong wo de ling hun
Your expression affects my soul
Ánh mắt của em đã ảnh hưởng tới linh hồn của anh
可否再一遍 讓我感受你的體溫
ke fou zai yi pian   rang wo gan shou ni de ti wen
Is it possible to once again let me feel your temperature?
Có thể nào đẻ anh thêm một lần nữa lại cảm giác được nhiệt độ của em?
你的笑容溫暖我的世界
ni de xiao rong wen nuan wo de shi jie
Your smile warms my world
Nụ cười của em mang lại sự ấm áp cho thế giới của anh

你的笑容溫暖我的世界
ni de xiao rong wen nuan wo de shi jie
Your smile warms my world
Nụ cười của em mang lại sự ấm áp cho thế giới của anh

*All translations were done by DTLCT.

183 Club’s First Album

Old album, but for sentiment’s sake, I’m digging it out and reviewing it anyway. First thing I want to say is: I regretted not getting the other version. ‘Cause I got the simple version so I could take advantage of a certain deal. I swear it was a bad idea. Free stuff isn’t all that. So yes, I wished I had gotten the other version where I could have the MVs as well. But I guess what has passed already passed. Can’t whine about it anymore. Or at least it wouldn’t amount to anything anyway. Maybe except to remind myself to never go for free stuff in the future.

So, moving on to the actual album. Quite a good deal. ‘Cause it was their first album at that time, it was interesting in many ways. Because it sort of veered away from the overly pop theme that many fans were used to while listening to different soundtracks they participated in. However, the pop was still present. It was just taking on a different form.

1. Chess For 2 (兩個人的西洋棋). Strong, powerful song for the opening.

2. One Umbrella (一把傘). The epic song that punned on their band’s name. So sad yet so touching at the same time. Love Jacky and Ehlo’s voices in here. Then the others accompanying. Beautiful ballad.

3. Deceive (欺騙). ‘Til this day, I still don’t get this song. Not regarding the language either. But the way it was written, lol. But still a nice song to listen to.

4. Conquer The Whole World (為你征服全世界). This song surprisingly brings back a lot of memories. Or maybe because the MV had indicated of different appearances and/or events they attended at one point and with fan’s support. Those were the days, right?

5. Anniversary (紀念日). Again, love Jacky and Ehlo’s singing in this one. So sentimental also.

6. Lemon Dream (夢裡). This song made me soooo sleepy. LOL! I swear. I remember it being on my playlist for “sleeping aid” ages back, lol. I guess it still is. I’m not saying it’s not a nice song. But I guess it served its purpose with being a dreamy song, lol.

7. I’m So Hot. Fun yet hilariously silly in many ways as well, lol.

8. Love On Sale (愛情特賣). I used to not like this song as much and also felt annoyed that there was talking in the song, etc. However, when I ended up liking Xiao Qiao, I enjoyed those parts more and felt like it was a nice contribution to the song.

9. Once Again (再一遍). I didn’t come to appreciate this song until later. But it’s a really nice, touching song. Not to mention this song was written by Jacky’s brother, James. (James joked at one point that he had written this song for money, lol.)

10. Hero. This song used to be one of my favorite songs when I listened to the album in the past. I think it still is until this day.

Doing this review had brought back lots of memories. And in a way, it made me feel kind of soapy, lol.

*All images were scanned by DTLCT.

Asian Wave Moments: The Return of Zhu Shi Xiong Di

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Just the other day, James posted up an old picture of the brothers’ performance on one of the shows. It sent me chasing a possible new performance down. One question later and some unfruitful findings, I finally matched the outfits to a certain tiny clip of them singing something only to find out it was old. So just to direct my attention away from the lost, I hunted down some clips they were performing on Asian Wave last year.

The song in the clip above is actually “Once Again“, one of 183 Club’s songs from their first album. Fans are too familiar with it yet it seemed refreshing to see the brothers sing it together onstage. I really miss those times when Jacky sing the old songs from time to time for different performances with 183 Club. But this time, it was really cute to see how James was chanting along (even when Jacky was singing it).

Because of how James would randomly share moments from past performances when he was in one of his sentimental moods, it was really misleading sometimes if they have a new performance or not. Yet it would make sense that they don’t since Jacky’s mad busy filming for Dong Jiang Heroes right now. It would be too hard to juggle for both, especially how much energy it would take to film for the historical drama.

But while we’re still waiting for a possible future performance, here’s another song for the road:

Once Again

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I just replaced my mp3 player the other day and decided to load some old songs in along with the ones I still have around on my laptop. (Yeah, my old mp3 player died.) Anyway, I was listening to this song again and was thinking maybe I should blog about their reunion recently.

Their reunion was indeed a surprise for me (and perhaps for some people too). Aside from Jacky’s recent collaboration with Sam in their drama, They Are Flying, they don’t seem to have activities together. But that doesn’t mean they can’t hang out together off-work, right? And this occasion is just that.

Johnny, being the leader that he is, posted the picture first on Weibo and informed the rest of us (friends and fans–and whoever else that’s stalking) about the gathering. What I found interesting about the picture was Jacky being stuck between Ehlo and Johnny. (YES, they’re my favorites on the same level, and then the other two equally. DON’T ASK, it gets WAY complicated to explain.)

Sam soon forwarded it and attached a message in English. (Gotta love him for this because it makes it that much better for the rest of us who do not read/know Chinese that well.) With Sam’s promise, we could understand how close all of them still are. (Then it inspires me to do a calendar set for them next year! Who’s in for this idea?)

Jacky posted the same picture of them several days later. He expressed his happiness about the gathering. YET also made his annoyance known because they were tagged. (Two guesses!)

But have no fear, because their moods weren’t spoiled by that. Since Jacky posted another picture several days later. It was probably from the same reunion but they probably found some other more private place to hang around. (One of the guys’ house? Just guessing here SO don’t go after me for it.)

Though several days late, but Ehlo soon posted the same picture from the diner also–with his own thoughts of it, of course.

Some who are reading this might be asking: What about Ming Dao? What about him? He didn’t post one. I scrolled up and down, each time slower than before on his page but didn’t see anything, not even a message about it. HOWEVER, the most important thing is HE WAS THERE. He took time out of his busy schedule and spent time with them because he cared. That’s enough. Perhaps he was too busy and didn’t have time to post and only posted about work later on. Or maybe he will post in the future. OR he saw that the others had posted about it already and he felt that he didn’t have to. They must have enjoyed their gathering and have exchanged a lot already. As long as they had a good time together as brothers, they do not need to share with us. (At least I don’t go out of my way to criticize or give him a hard time about it.)

This indeed has been a nice gift for me after so many days of not seeing them all together again. And it’s even better that it’s not about work. Then I’m sitting here while writing this wondering about the ten-year mark approaching soon. Is there really going to be a reunion concert? Or are we all getting ourselves too excited because the media had hinted so? Leave it up to the media to suspect some type of motive or conspiracy for their gathering though. Because honestly, they’re good brothers after all, so isn’t it normal for them to hang out without concealing themselves first? (There has been speculation floating around about their public appearance being some sort of stunt to draw attention for a possible reunion concert–or possibly re-establishing their band once again.) But whatever it is, I hope they will always maintain a good bond–regardless of a possible reunion concert or other plans. (That’s a bonus, but it doesn’t have to be so for the rest of us to like them because the usual loyal fans are still supporting them, right?)

*All images were captured by DTLCT, BUT the rights of the posts from Weibo still belong to the four people mentioned in the article, so stalk them here: Jacky, Ehlo, Johnny, Sam, and Ming Dao.