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In Topic: English => Korean translation help

26 May 2010 - 11:36 PM

If I was to translate your statement as you'd written it, it would have come off sounding like harassment, as hinachan said.
I've written it below and translated what I wrote back into english so you have an idea of what it says.
I really do hope your issue is resolved. Good luck.

단신의 자녀께서 오역하지않게 이 글을 보내드립니다. 현재 차를 2대 소유하고계시니 길가에 주차하시면 안됩니다. 당신의 자녀께서 쾅쾅 소리를 내며 집을 걸어다니니 소음을 내지 않도록 양해바랍니다. 길가에서 공놀이를 하다가 저희의 차에 흠집이 생길경우 손해배상금을 청구할 생각이오니 부디 자제해 주시기 바랍니다.

To be sure your children do not mistranslate, I am writing you this letter. As you have 2 cars, you should not be parking on the street. Because your children stomp through your house, I would appreciate if you could stop the noise from happening. As you're children play ball in the street, if you're children damage our cars I plan to have you pay for it, so please have then stop.

Oh, by the way. I noticed you're from Pullman. Are you at wasu? Haha. I'm from the other side of the mountains, but a lot of my friends are over now. Haha.

In Topic: Students, What's your schedule?

13 September 2009 - 11:02 PM

... AP denotes "show-offiness?" wow.

In Topic: Dude, what's your major?

13 September 2009 - 12:36 AM

International relations with a focus in far east asian cultures and language. Go figure.

In Topic: Oriental People Need Not Apply

23 October 2008 - 12:36 AM

This makes me incredibly sick. But unfortunately, this is just one of the millions of cases where the issue has surfaced to the media. This happens far more than you'd imagine.

I live in an area where Koreans have a major presence. Even so, I've even been the brunt of this kind of treatment. I've received it on the other end as well though.

It's just the human nature to try and organize things in order to make sense of things that have no root or meaning.

In Topic: They better spend more money on LWT MV

23 October 2008 - 12:12 AM

I have to apologize because, honestly, I haven't been here in quite some time. Just sneaking in to see what's new with BoA in her seemingly never-ending endeavors.

To be quite honest, this whole logic of who to blame for the poor quality music video makes almost no sense to me. It seems to look at the negative to each party involved and nothing beyond that.

Lee Soo Man did his part in hiring a director who historically has made great music videos that have have a great impact on the artists whom they are promoting. She's worked with artists like Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Christina Aquilera, and Mariah Carey. With a track record like this, Lee Soo Man made what, at the time, was a very sound and well thought-out decision. Unfortunately, the end product wasn't near the caliber that one would expect to see. The video seemed to try to do too much in the way of CG effects and the like. While many people are saying that he should have scrapped the video or something to that effect, he, in all actuality, probably did not have that option. Once the contract has been drawn out (this is a business endeavor) he would like have had to pay substantial damages had the video not been scrapped, likely outweighing the guaranteed profits (which, lets be honest, none of are guaranteed).

In BoA's position, she fulfilled her part of the bargain. She is an pop star. Honestly, a figure head and model for the producers, song writers, and directors who are making her decisions. She acted the part she was asked to act. She danced the moves she was asked to dance. She sang the song she was asked to sing. What more could she have done in the situation? Do you see a lack of attempt and skill in the dancing, singing, or any of what she does? I don't.

Diane Martel, however, created a hot mess, so to speak. The video has great moments. It's over the top, and has a lot of effects. Unfortunately, the end product was nothing more than a mash of badly done blue screening, horrible CG art, and bad flow. All of these issues are things that Ms. Martel, as the director, were in charge of. She promised to make a video that would help her break into the American market. She promised to make a high quality video. She did NOT deliver. In the end, the blame rests with her.

As you said, few people give the producers, choreographers, song writers, and directors the credit they deserve when praising one of BoA's accomplishment. However, I think a great deal of us, more than you might believe, realize what it is that they have done. In spite of this, BoA is that figure head. BoA is the part of the team that we see.

I'm a print designer, and when someone sees something I have designed, they don't often say "the designer did a great job on this." They praise the company or organization that commissioned the design. We behind the scenes understand that. In effect, it is our efforts that are being praised.

So I say, go on. Praise BoA when her videos do well, she did her part and deserves the recognition. When her videos or songs fail, however, blame those who are to blame. Do not say that when the boat sinks, they should all fall. They all WILL fall, but not all of them are to blame.