My days are filled with mysterious "coincidents". The fact that I was not able to surf bae sites (except occasionally bb's blog) for a few days, actually put me in a mode of recollection. I recalled the many "first-times" in my life after knowing BYJ and realized that I actually have tried some translation work. Today I was looking for one of my translation works and accidentally found the other - an English to Chinese translation of Gaulsan's posting on KOB about a year ago. With Gaulsan's agreement, I posted it on KOB and baidu.com BYJ Forum. Gaulsan posted a VOD of YJ participated in a charity program and worked as a construction worker. She posted this for a Japanese fan kiyomi, who is very loving to our YJ. Interesting enough, as I was digging through these old files, I came across a new posting on baidu about this VOD. Apparently, a girl called Sister LittleCherry (小樱桃姐姐) spread bb's VOD posting on youtube.com onto baidu.com. I love this type of "coincidents". Life becomes more interesting and dramatic because of these conincidents.
Here is Gaulsan's English version of the VOD
Demolishing a Model House - Bae Yong Joon
[ "Experience Real Life" - is the title of this program. In this program, actors or singers who are in popularity work at 3D (H: Gaulsan explained to me, 3D means dirty, difficult and dangeous) workplaces for one day, and donate what they earn that day. ]
YJ: BYJ on the screen
YJv: voice of BYJ (who is speaking in the studio)
A: man's voiceB: woman's voiceW: workers
N: The workplace that actor BYJ challenged with his energetic youth is located in the middle of Seoul. His work is to demolish a model house.
W: You should wake up at 5:30 and be here by 6 o'clock in the morning.
YJ: Oh, I'm sorry that I'm a little bit late.
W: This is a dangerous place. Have a try.
YJ: It seems difficult.
N: The object he is facing is a model house of about 800 square meter. His duty is to demolish this building, that the role as a model house has ended.
A: They should demolish that, huh?
YJv: The noise was very loud.
YJv: I retreated when the wall was falling.
B: Just looking on the screen here is so scary. You must have been more threatened at that place.
A: I thought that house was collapsing.
N: It takes two months to build this model house, and it disappears within a week.
N: BYJ looks tense, and yet, he is put into the main demolition process.
YJv: I came down soon after I first went up there. I was afraid.
YJ: Wow, this place is to so high.?? It's dangerous up here.
N: One who are surprised by a snapping turtle can feel the same when they see just a lid. (a Korean proverb, meaning that one could be surprised with a small alarm if he/she has a memory of previous alarming experience.)
YJv: In that 2-story building, there is nothing left from the roof to the floor.
N: On the roof, BYJ is about to start a strike!
W: When you are at a high place, think as if you are on ground. There is no difference being here and the ground.
YJ: But the hight is different!
A: That's a golden saying. B: It's easy to say! Maybe he means it's upto one's mind.
N: With the help of the hypnotism of this 30-year experienced master, he trys again!
YJ: It's low. It's low.
YJv: It was really high up there.
YJ: It's really high up here! ? ........ It's low.
A: Wow, the thrill is making us sweat! It's dangerous.
N: As BYJ arrive to his position, difficult task is given to him. The task is to remove the woods of the roof and the ceiling.
B: Are you up there with only a claw hammer? A; Oh, Oh, what if you look down? Wow...
YJ: Hm, this doesn't move! Let's try this way.
B: That requires skill, doesn't it?
YJv: Yes, it does. They are all technical experts.
B: As I mentioned before, you should be careful of nails. There are nails everywhere.
YJv: I sweat a lot that day. When I was up there, it was cold sweat that came out.
A: The nails are very large.B: Yes, they are.?
YJ: Oh, the wood is thin here!
YJv: The wood was too thin to step on.
N: The roof of a model house should be removed by hand for safety reason. ? As the work more difficult than 'the feat of parallel bars' go on, the place to stand on gets scarce.?
A,B: The space between bars is getting wider and wider!
YJv: We should move backward as we do the job.
A: And yet you didn't fall. YJv: (laugh)
B: Mr. Cho Young Nam (person A) cannot go up there, 'cause your legs are short. (laugh)? Your legs won't reach that far.
A: The tone of your laughter is not natural, huh.
YJ: Be careful!
YJv: I've got used to the job by then.
B: Ah, Now you're down.
N: You might thought that this would be the end of the space-work, but there is endless timber to be removed up here.
B: Is a model house made mostly of timber?
N: The timber must be separated one by one. Battle of the claws and nails!
YJ: One, two, three!
B: Lots of nails.
YJv: That part cannot be done alone. Several men are needed.
YJ: One, two, three!
A: Are they disintegrating the timber one by one?
B: Is that timber recycled?
YJv: Yes. About 70-80% of the timber is recycled. That's why they are working that way.
A: Timber is very expensive, isn't it?
B: Yes, it is.
N: The enormous amount of timber that came out of this model house is to be recycled.
B: Even though you're giggling, it seems painful.
YJv: That's also a technique that the master taught me.
W: Let's see how much time you need to remove this pannel.
N: Though he thought that he was good at removal by now....?
A: It's not easy!
YJv: I couldn't remove it after all, while my master did it in 5 minutes? 3 minutes? ?? It was not easy. My force was of no use in that job.
N: They seem to be same pannels, but why are the pannels removed by master so easily pealed off?
YJv: I was really angry.
A: You're trying every point that you can.....?(laugh) B: The master is doing it so efficiently.
YJv: He is experienced 30years.
A: He knows where to pull.
N: He could stay untill dark, doesn't he? Now the master came to help.
A: Look at that. The pannel gets off as the master touches. B: You must have felt embarrassed.
The wall falls out - all laughs
B: You look prostrated.
N: In this world, there are lots of walls to be pulled down.? This wall cannot bear the united effort of the workers.
YJv: It was a dangerous moment.
YJv: There were three nails very close to where I fell on.
A: Oh, They could have penetrated your hip??
YJv: That was the most joyful part. ??? But I felt sorry to detroy that all.
YJ: Does that wall fall down if we pull this rope? The entire wall?
N: Today's work will end at last, if the wall falls down.
N: With his sweat he dropped today, may he be a better actor.
YJ: Wow, it really falls!
W: Thank you for your hard work. YJ: Thank you.
W: As you risked yourself at the roof, and did the job that needs technique, I put 70,000 won in this envelope.
YJ: As much as 70,000won? Thank you very much.
YJv: They payed me a lot, didn't thy?
W: Thanks for your work.
And here is my Chinese translation. I reviewed my translation a year ago and found so many mistakes. I try to correct them here.
[这个节目的名字是<体验生活>. 在这个节目中, 当红的演员或歌手在脏乱,艰难,危险的工作地劳动一天,然后捐献所得收入.]
俊音: 画外裴勇俊的声音 (他在演播室中的解说)
工: 你应该早晨 5:30起床, 6点来这里工作.
俊: 噢, 对不起, 我来得有点儿晚了.
解: 他面对的是一个大约八百平米的模型屋. 模型屋已经用完了,他的工作是将它拆掉.
女: 只看画面就觉得害怕. 你在现场一定觉得更可怕.
解: BYJ 看起来有点紧张, 他被放在了主要的拆卸步骤中.
俊音: 我第一次上去后就马上下来了, 我有点儿害怕.
俊: 哇, 这地方太高了, 很危险.
解: 一个人要是被咬人的乌龟吓到了,看到锅盖都害怕. (韩国谚语, 意思是一个人记地以前的某种惊吓,以后就很警觉) (H: 类似的中国谚语: 一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳)
解: 在房顶上, BYJ 马上就要砸第一锤了.
工: 你在高处的时候, 就想像好像在地上. 在高处和地上没有区别.
女: 说的容易! 可能他的意思是你要这样去想.
俊: 这儿很低. 这儿很低… (H: YJ试图这样想象,so cute!)
俊: 这儿真是太高了! 这儿很低…
男: 哇, 我都吓出汗来啦!很危险.
解: BYJ 到达了他的工作位置后,就接到了一个艰巨的任务. 这任务就是将房顶的木头卸下来.
男: 要是你向下看怎么办? 哇…
俊: 嗯, 这个弄不动!咱们再这样试试.
女: 这有技巧, 是不是?
俊音: 对, 是这样的, 他们都是技术专家.
女: 我以前提过, 你得小心钉子.到处都是钉子.
俊音: 我那天流了好多汗. 我在上面的时候,出的是冷汗.
解: 由于安全的原因,模型屋的房顶要由人工拆除. 随着”如履双杠”的工作的进展,能踩的地方越来越少.
女: 赵勇男先生(画外音的男士)不能到那上面去,因为你的腿太短. (笑) 你的腿够不到那么远.
男: 你笑的声调有点不自然, 哈?
女: 啊, 你现在下来了.
解: 你可能以为这项太空操作已经结束了, 但是上面还有无数的木条要拆除.
解: 木条要一个一个地被分开, 起子和钉子之间的战斗.
俊音: 对. 大约百分之七八十的木条都要回收.这就是为什么他们要这样干.
女: 对. 是很贵.
女: 既使你在咯咯笑, 可是听上去很痛苦.
俊音: 最终我还是拆不了它. 可是我的师傅只花了五分钟? 三分钟? 这活不容易, 我的劲使不上.
俊音: 我真的很生气. (H: oh oh Our YJ is angry ... our prince can not stand for any failure)
男: 你试了所有你能用的姿势… (笑)
解: 他能一直干到天黑, 是不是? 现在师傅来帮忙了.
男: 看那儿. 师傅一碰木板就下来了.
女: 你一定觉得很惭愧. 墙倒下来了--- 所有的人都笑了.
解: 在这个世界上,还有很多墙等着被拉倒. 这个墙经不住工人们的共同努力.
男: 噢, 它们可能穿破你的PP.
俊音: 那是最令人高兴的时刻. 但是我还是为拆毁所有这些感到遗憾.
俊: 如果我们拉这绳子, 那墙会倒吗? 整座墙?
解: 如果墙倒下来, 今天的工作就终于可以结束了.
解: 希望今天掉下的汗水, 使他成为更好的演员.
俊: 哇, 真的倒啦!
工: 由于你冒险在屋顶做了需要技术的工作, 我在这个袋子里放了七万元.
俊: 七万元, 这么多?非常感激. (H: YJ is always charmingly humble. Love ya!)
俊音: 他们付我很多, 是不是?