You are the World

Wednesday, March 29, 2017



There is always something about this number: 27. I do not clearly understand why but I always feel like there is something about this number, particularly in relation to number of age. Perhaps because it is the number of age that many legendary musicians and singers died (famously known as the 27’s Club; one of them is my favorite singer, Janis Joplin). Perhaps because it is the number of age that I used to say when people asking when do I plan to get married. Perhaps it is the number of date of my partner’s ex-girlfriend’s birthday (oops, just kidding). Well, whatever the reason is, I always kind of have some personal connection with this number of age. And now, today, I am 27. I used to wonder where I will be at this age; who I will be, what I will achieve, and how I will live my life at this age. However, now that I am really getting to this age, I just kind of forget what I used to wonder about. Twenty-seven is coming just like this. One significant thing that defines the changing in my life in this past a year is: my partner. Well, I cannot deny the fact that he brought some big changes into my life. Beside him, anything else is just: not changing much. I still work at the department, still doing some research. I still study at the graduate school, still working on my thesis. I am still with my partner, but he has taken me to another world this time: a world of ours.

Every each day seems like a new day as you come and make my heart flutter. You, whom I used to draw in my dreams, is here now, it makes me smile among fearful trembles.” –Yoon Mi Rae, You Are My World (그대라는 세상)

Today’s post marks the 27th year I live as a human being named Mashita Fandia, and yes, I dedicate this writing to my significant other who has made some significant changes in my life this past a year. In order to accompany my purpose, I would like to discuss it through a Korean song titled “You Are My World (그대라는 세상)”, performed by Yoon Mi Rae. This ballad track was recorded as the original soundtrack for Korean famous drama series, “The Legend of the Blue Sea”. It was released on November 24th 2016 as a single album titled “Legend of the Blue Sea OST Part 2”. An official accompany music video was uploaded on the official Youtube account of 1theK on November 23rd 2016. The music video features some romantic scenes in the drama. This sweet song serves as a love theme for the lead characters couple portrayed by Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun. Yoon’s soulful vocal sings about seeing the world in the person you love.

"Legend of the Blue Sea OST Part 2" single album cover | source: wiki.d-addicts.com

People say that when a door closes, a new door always opens. And people also say that when someone new comes into our life, a door to a whole new world always opens as they come. Well, it is unclear which people who say that and at what time they say that and what context that makes them say that, but at least they got a point, in my humble opinion. Since that was what happened when my significant other came into my life. “The door has opened to a new world, and there you are in it. One step over, and the dazzling world is greeting me in front of my eyes.” We are two people who used to live in a different world. And what I mean by different world here is that we used to live our life separately before it was intertwined by fate, which took place six years ago. He was dazzling at that time and it was not long until I got infatuated with him. However, it also was not long until that dazzling new world being taken away from me. At that time, I had not had the chance to step further into that new world.
I was only taking a peek yet it was enough to keep me dreaming about it. And who knew that the dream was coming true two years ago. The door opened again, and at that time, there was nothing that could stop me from stepping into that world. “Every each day seems like a new day as you come and make my heart flutter. You, whom I used to draw in my dreams, is here now, it makes me smile among fearful trembles.” Each day spent in this new world is like an emotional roller-coaster ride; you feel terrified as hell yet you cannot help but being excited about what is to come next. Knowing that what you always dream of is finally here right in front of your eyes, you are anxious yet curious. Your heart and mind are full of this unexplainable feeling called the smothering relief. And even though you have come this far in life, you feel like you know nothing and have this need to learn for more and know more and more and more. “There are a lot of things I still don’t know yet, so show me your world, and your heart too.”
And in the end of the day, no matter how exhausting you know it is, no matter how big the fear you face, no matter how many doubts you have, no matter how deep the anxiety you feel, you still want to live in that world anyway. And in the end of the day, no matter how hard you know it is, no matter how rough the path is, no matter how windy the road is, no matter how many hurdles you have to go through, you still want to live in that world anyway. And that is when you understand that you want nothing more than being in that world. And that is when you know that you really belong in that world. And when you find a world like that, then do not let go. When you find a world like that, hold on to it. When you find a world like that, reach for it. Since that is your world; real, true, and sincere. “I want to go to you and be in your arms, I want to stay in the world where you are. Come to me and hold my hand, I will love you even if this world keeps changing. I owe you, I miss you, I need you, I love you; forever in your arms.”

Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun in the drama series "Legend of the Blue Sea" | source: 1theK

So here I am for the future. Here I am standing with my own choices. Here I am staying for what is next to come. And all that is in this world. This is the world that I choose; the world that revolves around him. And there is no more such thing as my world or his world; everything is in the world of us, our world. I am now 27; old enough to understand love, what it is capable of and the pain it can cause, yet I still choose to be in love with him. I want to be in love with him. I need to be in love with him. I am now 27; still too young to understand the meaning of my existence in this life, yet I choose to learn it with him. I want to figure it out with him. I need to reveal it with him. You are my greatest gift that I have for this birthday, Love. Thank you for coming into my life. Thank you for choosing to stay with me. I cannot thank you enough for all efforts and every struggle you’ve been through to choose this world to be with me. And I cannot thank you enough for letting me to come into this world to be with you. Many happy return for us, and come what may.

Come to me and hold my hand, I will love you even if this world keeps changing. I owe you, I miss you, I need you, I love you; forever in your arms.” –Yoon Mi Rae, You Are My World (그대라는 세상)



새로운 세상 문이 열려있죠 그대 안에 있네요
(Saeroun sesang muni yeollyeoitjyo geudae ane itneyo)
((The door has opened to a new world, and there you are in it))
한걸음 넘어 눈이 부시게 펼쳐진 세상이 반기죠
(Hangeoreum neomeo nuni busige pyeolchyeojin sesangi nal bangijyo)
((One step over, and the dazzling world is greeting me in front of my eyes))

그대 곁에 다가가 안기고 싶어요 머물고 싶죠 그대라는 세상에
(Geudae gyeote dagaga angigo sipeoyo meomulgo sipjyo geudaeraneun sesange)
((I want to go to you and be in your arms, I want to stay in the world where you are))
I owe you, I miss you, I need you, I love you, 영원토록 그대 품에
(I owe you, I miss you, I need you, I love you, yeongwontorok geudae pume)
((I owe you, I miss you, I need you, I love you, forever in your arms))

하루하루가 새롭게 다가와 설레게 하죠
(Haruharuga saeropge dagawa nae mam seollege hajyo)
((Every each day seems like a new day as you come and make my heart flutter))
꿈에 그리던 그대 있으니 두려운 떨림도 웃게 하죠
(Kkume geurideon geudae isseuni duryeoun tteollimdo utge hajyo)
((You, whom I used to draw in my dreams, is here now, it makes me smile among fearful trembles))

그대 곁에 다가가 안기고 싶어요 머물고 싶죠 그대라는 세상에
(Geudae gyeote dagaga angigo sipeoyo meomulgo sipjyo geudaeraneun sesange)
((I want to go to you and be in your arms, I want to stay in the world where you are))
I owe you, I miss you, I need you, I love you, 영원토록 그대 품에
(I owe you, I miss you, I need you, I love you, yeongwontorok geudae pume)
((I owe you, I miss you, I need you, I love you, forever in your arms))

아직 모르는 많죠 그대 세상 그대 맘을 보여줘요
(Nan ajik moreuneun ge manhjyo geudae sesang geudae mameul boyeojwoyo)
((There are a lot of things I still don’t know yet, so show me your world, and your heart too))

곁으로 다가와 손잡아 줄래요 사랑할게요 세상이 변해도
(Nae gyeoteuro dagawa sonjaba jullaeyo saranghalgeyo i sesangi byeonhaedo)
((Come to me and hold my hand, I will love you even if this world keeps changing))
I owe you, I miss you, I need you, I love you, 영원토록 그대 품에
(I owe you, I miss you, I need you I love you, yeongwontorok geudae pume)
((I owe you, I miss you, I need you, I love you, forever in your arms))

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