Sunday, April 4, 2010
Your Two Cents: What's your #18???
In Korea, a typical night out between friends would probably consist of dinner, drinks, and then going to the noraebang. Some of you may be thinking, what the hec is a "noraebang"?! Well, "norae" means song and "bang" means room. So essentially, it's a "song room". For westerners, simply put, it's karaoke!
Koreans LOVE going to noraebangs. And they range from just your typical karaoke room with just the screen and the machine. Others can be INCREDIBLY nice with really cute interior. The thing about westerners is that if you can't sing, you don't sing. That's that. However, in Korea, because noraebangs are so common, I've noticed that MOST Koreans are all fairly decent singers. Perhaps it's the practice they get from these noraebangs!
Well, if you go karaoke often, you probably have a list of songs that you typically sing. In Korean, we call the ONE song you HAVE to sing (the song you're most comfortable singing and feel the most confident singing) when you go your "number eighteen." For me, I'd have to say it's Wax's "Hwajang Eul Gochigo" or "Fix My Makeup".
It's an oldie but a goodie! ^^
Anyways, so my question to you all for this week is, "What's YOUR 'number 18' song at the noraebang??"