If you’ve read my blog, you would know that I have been obsessing about Shinhwa since they made their comeback. I know a lot of you will say they are old idols.. but it’s exactly because of that that I like them 🙂 Not to mention the fact that they are so funny when they are in a show together.
So Shinhwa has this show on a Korean cable channel called Shinhwa Broadcast. And for the past two weeks Shinee has become their first idol guest! So what do you get when you put them together in a show? A very noisy, crazy, funny show! And that is why I am sharing.
Click on the links ^____^ (only part 1 and part 2 for the moment, will edit this post when part 3 is up)
I did not do the subs for this, nor did I upload it on yt. That’s all been made by Jeannious1128@yt (firstname.lastname@example.org). Big big thanks to her for subbing all Shinhwa broadcast and feeding my Shinhwa addiction!
I haven’t paid too much attention to Jpop recently. But this is essentially a cross between Jpop and Kpop so I decided to post it.
It’s the PV for One Day, a track by 2AM and 2PM.
I’m sure their fans would have known of this already. I am not much of a 2PM fan (except for Nichkhun). I liked them before, when Jay Park was there, but for me after Again and Again and I Hate You, I really didn’t quite get their songs. But I still like Nichkhun! It’s a different story for 2AM. I liked them since I heard What To Do and Confession of a Friend and I’ve never stopped liking them!
This song is a Japanese single. I think this song is actually a good one for the Japanese market. It’s the kind of song most Japanese boy band releases. Do I like it? Hmm.. it’s ok I think, but not a favorite of mine, but pleasant to the ear. I don’t hate it, just not very catchy for me. (I think this is the big difference for me with Jpop and Kpop)
The video is quite simple, just them dressed in suits and doing the usual dance. Ok Taecyeon! I don’t know what’s with me but I like the way you look in this video! Kya.. and not to mention Jinwoon (sorry I can’t helped but be biased). And yay! we got to see 2AM dance again. Speaking of dancing, their moves remind me of Arashi and their dance steps from the not so old days. If I hadn’t know better, I would think they were a Japanese boy band instead of a Korean one. Suddenly I miss my Arashi crazy days! Matsumoto Jun, Sakurai Sho! (at this point I am surpressing my Arashi fandom because this post is about 2AM and 2PM).
Final Verdict:I think the song is for the Japanese market, not the usual 2AM/2PM song, but good for Jpop. And the dancing reminds me of my Japanese boyband fandom! Oh how I miss Arashi!
But boy did she rock it! It’s Insooniperforming Ring Ding Dong (Shinee).
I am truly in awe of her performing this. Now before you go criticizing her for he Ring Ding Dong cover, you have to remember who she is and most especially how old she is! If you don’t know her, she is like one of the most respected Korean singers to date. To me, I believe she has one of the best voices in Korea! A very strong, clean voice, that has no problem belting a ballad or even a pop song. She is a legend in the Kpop world! For her to do a cover of a pop track means giving honor for the artist. And I am truly amazed because for those who do not know she 55/56 years old and she can still shake her booty (not as much as a girl in her 20’s though). But at this age, it’s very rare to see a Korean artist do it!
The only thing I can’t stand about the performance is the costumes. I think it would have been better if Insooni wore black instead of the white. But oh well, it’s the production team that is in charge of that not her, so this can be over looked!
I super love her and I love it every time she performs. I still want her to perform / cover as much dance songs as she can to tell everyone that she can still do it! Insooni fighting!!!
I am not only a fan of the Kpop genre. I also listen to other Korean artist who you don’t really hear or see on the mainstream broadcasts. A favorite of mine is Standing Egg (though I think they’re becoming more popular and might appear more on TV).
This is their latest video, Keep Going.
Isn’t this the cutest video? This is the best video that I have seen from all those that they have made! I like the vintage, romance feel and the mixing of animation with reality. Not from a biased point, but I think they did a pretty good job with the animation and the real back ground. It looked believable. Maybe it’s because of the subtle focus and then it the animation is focused again. Also, though the story of the MV is predictable, I think it fits the song. And I want one of them Humpty Dumpty Eggs for a stuffed pillow!! Where can I get one???
Now for the song, well let’s just say it’s not a favorite of mine. Though the songs is quite uplifting but I am not really a fan of country-ish songs. Plus the song reminds me of SG Wannabe’s Lalala. Maybe some of you like that song but I didn’t like it period! But I still like that there is a bit of the acoustic feel that I really like about Standing Egg. To me I still think 사랑에 빠져본 적 있나요is my favorite.
Final Verdict: The upside was the cute animation of the MV. I can listen to the song, but I am not really a fan of ye old country feel 🙂