After 2 years finally the King is back! Calling all the ELF from all over the world!! Super Junior is returning with 7th album entitled MAMACITA(아야야). Check the Music Video below and help us to increase the view! But make sure that you only watch the MV on SMTOWN Official Youtube Channel so it’s counted. Go go!
The first comeback stage was on August 29th, 2014 at KBS Music Bank and the physical album was released 3 days ahead on September 1, 2014, which is yesterday. Have you get a copy of an album? Whose photocard did you get? As for me, I haven’t buy an album yet, I still waiting my trusty local online shop. I don’t really like pre-order shopping so I’ll rather wait patiently for the ready stock.
The album consists of 10 songs and I like most of the songs.
01. MAMACITA (아야야)
02. 춤을 춘다 (Midnight Blues)
03. 백일몽 (Evanesce)
04. 사랑이 멎지 않게 (Raining Spell for Love)
06. THIS IS LOVE
07. Let’s Dance
08. Too Many Beautiful Girls
09. 환절기 (Mid-season) *Yesung’s voice can be heard in this song*
10. Islands *favorite ballad song*
And here is the album, woah, so lucky she get the Kyu photocard!! >.<
Besides the photos and lyrics, what we always want to see in an album is the Thanks To section-well, I always tried to read all the Thanks To which are mostly in hangeul although I’m not understand anything. Fail me. But thanks to the fanbase that always give the international fans-like me-the hope to understand what did they say through the English translation. Yeay, hug and kiss for them ^3^
So, for those who always curious what did oppa-deul write on the album. Here are the English translation for 7th album Thanks To. Enjoy :^)
P.S. Prepare some tissues
I wanted to become happy.. I always have been looking for the key to happiness. Now, I think I have found that key to happiness. Being able to wake up in the morning, meet people I want to meet, and laugh together and cry together…. Beloved family… Beloved members.. Beloved all family members of SM.. Beloved fans… I now realized that everything I’ve always felt is the key to happiness. I want to feel this happiness with everyone. Thank you, and thank you again; I love you, and I love you.. I hope everyone reading this post will be full of happiness and love.. I love you..!!
This is an album after 3 years for me. I want to try being a bit serious in the Thanks To this time. It’s already been 10 years since we debut.
There probably are people who are new to loving me, but I’m sure there are fans who’ve been loving me for 10 years now. I think about it whenever I’m zoning out in the car, or whenever I’m going to sleep..
What ‘fans’ are..
I don’t have much of ‘fan love’ (t/n: in other words, fan service), I am not nice, so why do people give love to someone like me, who, in some way, is like a mean 5 years old?
And a thought that popped in my head was to not to look for the reason, and to express myself some too. Play (together) like we are eternal friends.
And that made me look hard at fans’ faces like I’ll put a hole on their face. Because of my prosopagnosia, my level of memory with faces are at same level as a fish but
I tried to memorize each and everyone but!!! as expected, I couldn’t do it well kkkkkkkkkk ah sorry kkkkkkkkkkkkk I can’t help this kkkkkkkkkkkkk but still, I read the letters, and try to remember their faces. Lastly, my beloved babies. Hyung will speak informally now. We will grow old someday and get married too. I hope you will come to Super Show in future with your babies. Then I would get emotional and really touched. Let’s picture ‘eternity’ like that together, and be together for a long long time ^~^
I hope that you guys will meet good people (partners) and will live happily. You guys have to get married quickly so I feel less sorry when I get married too kk
But I have to first quit games and comic books first-ng.. Tremble tremble..
Anyways, I love you, my babies!!!! Ppo Ppo kiss~ ^3^
I realized too late that I am thankful for just being able to be together. I think I know a bit now.. That I was a greedy man who only received. I will now be the one giving. And my beloved family members, let’s live happily. I really love you. Grandmother who is watching me from heaven.. There are many promises I made with you that I couldn’t keep; I’ll live with them in my heart. Grandmother, do not worry about anything there and rest peacefully. And our fan ELF!! Oppas will protect you.
I am now repeating the process of writing and erasing. I really don’t know how to express this good feeling and thankful thoughts. Really. I will just!! Show it on the stage!! Everyone, sorry for being unable to express myself. Yes, that’s true. The people that have the hardest time while producing this album are the song writer, lyrics writer, singer, producer, choreographer, manager, stylist, photographer, etc.. there are countless people but!! You guys, who anticipate and listen, have to be there (for that to happen) so, sigh.. I think I was living with a really big delusion. How to say.. ‘I’m always showing you guys this really cool look of me, and the funny side of me! so you guys have to always anticipate and wait for me..’ Why did I think that way… Anyways thank you. I think this is the first time I wrote my true feelings on ‘Thanks To’, without calculating (what to say). Sorry, and sorry again. From now on, I will only write real ‘Thanks To’ on ‘Thanks To’s… Thank you, everlasting friends~
An album to beloved ELF. Thank you for always being with me. You are my precious, everlasting, closest friend.
Firstly, thanks to our fans for waiting for this album for a long time. During past 2 years, I’ve experienced many events. I was shaken, was very exhausted, received many scars, and for the first time, I thought about giving up. I remembered the young days when I first I dreamed of becoming a singer, the days when I was a trainee, and the days since I met Super Junior. Looking back at those days, I gave compliments to myself, and reflected on a lot of things too. And I imagined a bit about the future. In the end, I gained conviction for things I wanted to do, and things I have to do, and what allowed me to have that strength were fans who always stood by my side and loved me without changing, and Super Junior members. I think it’s not easy for a person to go back to ‘their first mindset’. So with a new mindset, I plan to enjoy the promotions this time. I hope you continue to cheer without any reserves for the road I will take from now on. I will repay to everyone with mindset that does not change, and with changing images(appearance/side). Thank you.
Dear Father/ Last time I saw you was around 2006 8/8 Tuesday 3AM, but it’s already 2014 8/21 Thursday. A lot of time has passed, right? ^^ Like the time that’s passed, the environment around, many people, thoughts, and appearance has changed a lot. Some changed for the better, some not. But I am always working hard so that my core that I am holding on, does not change a lot. Because you, father, are in that core too. You’d be disappointed if I changed to (not good/bad), so I am working hard to (not change) ^^ then you can compliment me when I meet you again. I’m still young, and I’m still the son that wants to receive compliments from father. But it’s been a really long time since I’ve been unable to hear those compliments. Soon, I will perform 100th concert performance; It would have been nice if father could have watched at least one of those 100 performances. It’s sad. I’m really thankful to be able to do a job that I love, be loved while doing that job, that there are people who cry, laugh, and be happy because of me-though, what am I (for them to feel that way for me)-, and that there are people who have dreams while watching me. I’m very thankful that those people exist, and I am thankful about everything, that I can feel that I am living a life that I am more thankful of. Complains, not being satisfied, being lazy… Looking back now, I can see that everything- even things that I didn’t feel good about- are thankful things. What I am most thankful about is that I am your son. It’s a letter to you after a long time. 2014 8/21 Thursday 7:04PM, after 2 years… Let’s talk again when another album comes out in future ^^ I love you, dad.
Dear Mom, Hyung, HyunGyum / Mom, don’t get sick. When you are sick, I feel even more hurt. There are many things I wasn’t able to feel when I wasn’t able to live with you when I was young, and now, living together, I feel them. I feel thankful from small things like being able to be together, being able to see you, and being able to touch you. When you look at me and smile, when you- who looked big when I was young- now look smaller than me, when you- who walked really fast- walk slower than me, and when I felt that you- who looked strong and powerful- have become weaker than me, and is depending on me, tears come to my eyes. Just don’t get sick. I love you mom^^ Beloved hyung, you are very tired, exhausted, and bored these days right? But I am happy and full of energy because of hyung. I think a lot about how I can do more for you, hyung. It’s not that I just want to give you something; it’s more like.. I’m thankful that I have a brother, and thankful that I can share with hyung. I hope hyung enjoys it a bit more, and I hope that you will be happy. I also hope that we brothers would rely on each other more. I love you, hyung.
HyunGyum-ah, hyung is proud and happy that you have a dream at such a young age. I hope you will work harder, and if you don’t want to get hit, listen to hyung more! hehe. Listen to mom, and sleep early.
Dear SJ/ There really is no need for words!! I like that we are together, I’m happy that we are together, and I’m thankful that whenever I feel tired and look back, you’re standing there by my side without a word^^ There’s no need for anything else, let’s just do well just among ourselves^^ Suju is the best hehe. Leader Teuk-ee hyung… I will trust hyung and go! and Yesung-ee hyung… If hyung were with us, we would have shined more. I will make it so that when hyung returns, hyung’s spot will shine more ^^ I love you hyung!
Grow your hand a bit, or I’ll just have a smaller mic prepared for you ^^ (Youngjoon-ee hyung, Byungjoon-ee hyung, Junghoon-ee hyung, Yongsun-ee hyung, MinGeun-ee hyung, Siyong-ee hyung, Yongsuk-ee)
We are Super Juni-or! ^^ Thank you and I love you.
Dear ELF/ You waited a really long time right? Me too me too mee too really!! hehe finally advancing out! ELF all over the world, are you ready?? We are ready ^^
In short words, because ELF exists, SuJu can breathe ^^ Please continue to let us breathe ^^ I love you, love you, love you, and love you^^ Always thankful and love you ^^
I feel the fast speed of time. It’s already 7jib…. Thankfully, thanks to your love and support, we were able to go around the world many times, and how many times did we stand on a dream-like stage… Thinking about it all, I’m thankful. I want to say thanks to beloved ELF all over the world who cheer for us without changing. And I want to say thanks to beloved family members, beloved Lee SooMan teacher, and staffs who always work hard to help us. If you guys weren’t there, we wouldn’t be at this position. Thank you again.
Thank you everyone.. Thank you God.. Please anticipate a lot from us, who are just starting now.
“Beloved mom and dad, thank you ^^ Super Junior members, you worked hard during the time to prepare 7jib, and I love each and everyone of you♡
Teuk-ee hyung, I’m thankful that you are with us, though it must have been very pressuring, (to work so soon after) release from army! Hyung is really our leader~ I love you / My meal friend Heechul-ee hyung~ I’m thankful that you listen to my words well, and let’s continue to live together. / I miss you.. Listen to our 7jib well~ Stay well too ^^ / Yesung-ee hyung!!!! I hope hyung’s empty spot will be filled quickly.. Let’s work together again quickly~ let’s meet again at Han River kk / KingKing! The handsomest KingKing kk Hyung, you know that I love you a lot right? / Donggri DongDong, I love hyung’s voice the most kk Let’s go for a solo song in the next album! I will try directing it. / Sungmin-ee hyung~! Thank you for always comforting me by my side ^^!! Let’s meet at Sukira soon kk / I’m happy that Hyukgu is becoming more and more handsome! Work harder ^^ Hyung, you know it, right? kkk / Donghai! I love you as much as I love Hyukgu kk Donghae-hyung, don’t be sad~ Let’s go again tonight!!! / Siwon-ee hyung, I’m sorry .. that I only like D&E kkkkk I love hyung a lot ♡ / Kibum-ah, come to the dorm~!! Let’s eat^^ / Kyuhyun-ah, do you like Changmin and Minho more than me?..ㅠ I love you KyuKyu kk / Super Junior M Zhou Mi hyung!! I hope hyung will be very happy ^^ I love you hyung~♡ / Henry, take some care of Zhou Mi hyung! kk SJM maknae Henry-yah, I’m always thankful about you! / Super Junior 7jib, let’s become daebak!!!! My girlfriend, E.L.F.. I’m thankful, and I love you! ♡ It’s 7jib now~ Till everyone gathers in one place, Ryeowook-ee will work hard too with the name ‘Super Junior’^^ I love you. Love yourself♡”
“Kyu will always be where E.L.F’s are…”
I can’t help crying when reading Dong Hae’s Thanks To. I notice that he always write the Thanks To in each album as the letter to his late father. His sincere feeling when writing those words, always touch my heart and the tears just falling. Ryeowook also such a sweet man, in his Thanks To he wrote messages for all of Super Junior member, including SJM Zhou Mi and Henry, Kibum which is inactive and what makes me touched is he also wrote a message to Hangeng! Yes, Hangeng! Take a look at the sentence after message to Heechul and before Yesung’s “I miss you.. Listen to our 7jib well~ Stay well too ^^ ” . Although Ryeowook didn’t mention the name, we know that the message was refer to him, our Hangeng. Why? because he wrote it based on the age order, from the oldest Teuki leader till the maknae Henry. How nice Ryeowook is! I love him more. This make me believe that Super Junior is always 13, no matter what happened. So ELF keep prom15e to 13elieve in Super Junior. Whatever happened, let’s stay by their sides for a very long time and cover the world with beautiful sapphire blue ocean, because we are EverLasting Friends!
Photo of the album credit to @BONSONGSHOP on Twitter
All the translation of Thanks To credit to @NKsubs on Twitter