I’ll Be The – Spica (MV)

I am a kid of the 1990s. I grew up adoring girl bands and boy bands — not the Asian ones though. I don’t know if you remember the Bewitched and S Club 7, but this song remind me so much of their songs back then!

It’s Spica‘s I’ll be there.

The MV

I have to admit, I was checking Spica out because I read an article that Junjin’s (Shinhwa) new girlfriend is from Spica. I was curious! Haha.. but she is pretty! Who is she? She’s the rapper in this song. She kind of reminds me of the younger Yoon Mirae (Tasha) with a mix of Park Shiyeon. But anyway, I’ll stop about it because this post is not about them ๐Ÿ˜›

I know of Spica because I kind of liked their debut song Russian Roulette (though I called it the “bang bang bang” song). I was intrigued by that song because it was different at that time. And now, I like Spica more because of this song. I think I will be watching out for them.

Except for the intro of the video and the cow, I like it. I think the introduction was a bit too long and the eerie sound didn’t fit such a happy song. ย And what the heck was the cow doing there?? But you go girl for still rapping even with the cow at your back! I would go crazy if it was at my back! The video itself was simple and its kind of nostalgic to see a video like this. It reminds me of the videos of Western girl groups in past. It showed the playful side of the girls without being too cute. I think that’s why I am liking them. I don’t have anything against girl groups being cute and all but I think it’s too overused. I all for the concept of the video!

Another think I like about it is the simplicity of the dance. It’s so 1990! It reminds me of all those Spice Girl dances back then. Though there were some elements added in the dance that will let you know is 2012, but you can’t deny most of the simple movements were the dances kids of the 90s are all too familiar with! I like the circle dance thing the most!

The Song

Can I just say I love it?! This kind of song is not common as of the moment in Kpop (you would know what I mean if you’ve been listening to Kpop songs). When I first heard this song I felt like I was transported to the time I was 10! I could not stop listening to this song! And I don’t even mind the engrish parts because of the melody!

It was brave of them to release a song like this. This is not like all those mainstream Korean songs that are way way popular there. It’s also another reason why I like this song. Because it’s different. All the previous songs that they had were a bit mainstream and this is something fresh, but I’m afraid it would not be popular though.

These girls are also very talented! It’s nice to finally hear a song with very little autotune. Frankly, I think this is what Kpop needs more. Bring back all the songs with no autotune!! I personally like the voices of these girls compared to the ones who debuted with them. It’s a mixture of strong and sweet voices that make good melody. I do wish these girls would become really popular especially because they are very talented.

Final Verdict: This song reminds me of girl groups of my past so I like it. It’s not mainstream Kpop which is good! This group is talented and I’m going to watch out for more of them!

**credits: LOENENT@yt

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Missing You – G Dragon ft. Kim Yuna of Jaurim (Lyrics)

I’ve been listening to G Dragon‘s One of ย a Kindย mini album for awhile now. But I never had the chance to post anything about. This mini album is actually a very good one. I like the fact that the music in it is different from his past album Heartbreaker. Also I like it because all the tracks were different, there were slow and fast songs. Today, I am posting about my favorite track in the album, Missing You which features Kim Yuna of Jaurim.

This track has not been promoted but I can’t stop listening to it! Actually I think the only time GD sang it was during GD Friends Live where his friend Lydia sung Kim Yuna’s part.

This song is one of the slower tracks featured in the album. I started to like it when I heard the whistling part, the first few bars of the song. And then GDs rapping style was also different for this song. ย And when Kim Yuna sang the chorus I’m sold to this song! ๐Ÿ™‚ The beat of this song is very addictive especially the part saying “Maybe I’m Missing You”.. i was singing it right after I heard this song. And of course, like all songs GD wrote, this is one of the best probably.

And because I like it so much, I’m putting the lyrics of the song..

Missing You (Romanized)

Yeah (maybe iย’m missing you)
Amu saenggak eobsi pyeongsowa gachi botong saramdeulgwa manna utgo malhaji
Bami doemyeon tvga nae yuilhan chingugo
Achimhaega tteooreumyeoneun geujeseoya jami deuljyo
Neomu chorahae na neol manhi johahaennabwa
Nega tteonan hu paran haneul nae nunen norakeman boyeo
Geudaen eodiseo apahaeyo na yeogi isseo
Anim hoksi dareun saramgwa dareun saranghani bogosipeo my baby

Nae mameun iri uljeokhande malhal sarami eopda
Nado gakkeum hwaljjak utgo sipeunde gyeoten amudo eopda
Maybe iโ€™m missing you oh oh
Maybe iโ€™m missing you oh oh
Maybe iโ€™m missing you oh oh
Maybe iโ€™m missing you

Geuttaen geuraetji urisain tumyeonghago kkaekkeutaetji
Cheoeumeneun aeteutaetji dadeul geurae almyeonseo wae geuraetji
(But) galsurok yuri kkaejideut sone kkin banjiga bit baraejideut
Nalkaroun kare beideut sokbagiran saseure mogi joeideut
Neul joheul jul man aratdeon neowaui gieokdo
Pulliji anteon ohae mit sangcheoman nama sirheodo
Heeojyeoran mareun kkeutkkaji chamasseoyaman haenneunde
(Geuraedo) ssaugo datudeon geuttaega jigeumbodan naeultende

Nae mameun iri uljeokhande malhal sarami eopda
Nado gakkeum hwaljjak utgo sipeunde gyeoten amudo eopda
Maybe iโ€™m missing you oh oh
Maybe iโ€™m missing you oh oh
Maybe iโ€™m missing you oh oh
Maybe iโ€™m missing you

Naneun ajikdo maeil nuneul tteumyeon nega yeope inneun geotman gata
Uri hamkkehaetdeon manheun sigandeul doedollil sun eomna a-a-a-
Nae mameun iri uljeokhande malhal sarami eopda
Nado gakkeum hwaljjak utgo sipeunde gyeoten amudo eopda a-a-a-a-

Nae mameun iri uljeokhande malhal sarami eopda
Nado gakkeum hwaljjak utgo sipeunde gyeoten amudo eopda
Maybe iโ€™m missing you oh oh
Maybe iโ€™m missing you oh oh
Maybe iโ€™m missing you oh oh
Maybe iโ€™m missing you

Missing You (English Translation)

Yeah (maybe iโ€™m missing you)
I meet ordinary ppl and talk to them
Laugh w/ them, just like usual, w/o any thoughts.
Tv is my only friend at night
I finally go to sleep when the sun rises in the morning
Iโ€™m too shabby, i might have liked you a lot.
After you left, the blue sky seems like itโ€™s just yellow
Where are you feeling hurt, iโ€™m here
Or maybe youโ€™re in love w/ someone else
Some other love, i miss you my baby

My heart feels this sad but i have no one to talk to
I wanna smile broadly sometime but have no one beside me
Maybe iโ€™m missing you oh oh
Maybe iโ€™m missing you oh oh
Maybe iโ€™m missing you oh oh
Maybe iโ€™m missing you

Back then, we were like that
Between you and me it was all clear and pure
First it was all about love, just like everyone says
Why did we do that though we all know
(But) as time goes, like the glass breaking
Like the ring in hands losing its light
Like getting a cut by a sharp knife
Like strangling my neck w/ the chain of restriction
The memories that i have w/ you
Which i thought theyโ€™re gonna be always good
Though i hate it, only the wounds and unsolved misunderstandings are left.
I needed to hold back till the end
The words of โ€œiโ€™m breaking up w/ youโ€
(Yet) the time we fight and argue
It was better than now.

My heart feels this sad but i have no one to talk to
I wanna smile broadly sometime but have no one beside me
Maybe iโ€™m missing you oh oh
Maybe iโ€™m missing you oh oh
Maybe iโ€™m missing you oh oh
Maybe iโ€™m missing you

I still feel like youโ€™re next to me everyday when i open my eyes
Canโ€™t we turn the times back that weโ€™ve been together ah- ah-
My heart feels this sad but i have no one to talk to
I wanna smile broadly sometime but have no one beside me ah ah

My heart feels this sad but i have no one to talk to
I wanna smile broadly sometime but have no one beside me
Maybe iโ€™m missing you oh oh
Maybe iโ€™m missing you oh oh
Maybe iโ€™m missing you oh oh
Maybe iโ€™m missing you

Missing You (Hangeul)

Yeah (maybe Iโ€™m missing you)
์•„๋ฌด ์ƒ๊ฐ ์—†์ด ํ‰์†Œ์™€ ๊ฐ™์ด ๋ณดํ†ต ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค๊ณผ ๋งŒ๋‚˜ ์›ƒ๊ณ  ๋งํ•˜์ง€
๋ฐค์ด ๋˜๋ฉด TV๊ฐ€ ๋‚ด ์œ ์ผํ•œ ์นœ๊ตฌ๊ณ 
์•„์นจํ•ด๊ฐ€ ๋– ์˜ค๋ฅด๋ฉด์€ ๊ทธ์ œ์„œ์•ผ ์ž ์ด ๋“ค์ฃ 
๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์ดˆ๋ผํ•ด ๋‚˜ ๋„ ๋งŽ์ด ์ข‹์•„ํ–ˆ๋‚˜๋ด
๋„ค๊ฐ€ ๋– ๋‚œ ํ›„ ํŒŒ๋ž€ ํ•˜๋Š˜ ๋‚ด ๋ˆˆ์—” ๋…ธ๋ž—๊ฒŒ๋งŒ ๋ณด์—ฌ
๊ทธ๋Œ„ ์–ด๋””์„œ ์•„ํŒŒํ•ด์š” ๋‚˜ ์—ฌ๊ธฐ ์žˆ์–ด
์•„๋‹˜ ํ˜น์‹œ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๊ณผ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•˜๋‹ˆ ๋ณด๊ณ ์‹ถ์–ด my baby

๋‚ด ๋ง˜์€ ์ด๋ฆฌ ์šธ์ ํ•œ๋ฐ ๋งํ•  ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์ด ์—†๋‹ค
๋‚˜๋„ ๊ฐ€๋” ํ™œ์ง ์›ƒ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€๋ฐ ๊ณ์—” ์•„๋ฌด๋„ ์—†๋‹ค
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you

๊ทธ๋• ๊ทธ๋žฌ์ง€ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ์‚ฌ์ธ ํˆฌ๋ช…ํ•˜๊ณ  ๊นจ๋—ํ–ˆ์ง€
์ฒ˜์Œ์—๋Š” ์• ํ‹‹ํ–ˆ์ง€ ๋‹ค๋“ค ๊ทธ๋ž˜ ์•Œ๋ฉด์„œ ์™œ ๊ทธ๋žฌ์ง€
(but) ๊ฐˆ์ˆ˜๋ก ์œ ๋ฆฌ ๊นจ์ง€๋“ฏ ์†์— ๋‚€ ๋ฐ˜์ง€๊ฐ€ ๋น› ๋ฐ”๋ž˜์ง€๋“ฏ
๋‚ ์นด๋กœ์šด ์นผ์— ๋ฒ ์ด๋“ฏ ์†๋ฐ•์ด๋ž€ ์‚ฌ์Šฌ์— ๋ชฉ์ด ์ฃ„์ด๋“ฏ
๋Š˜ ์ข‹์„ ์ค„ ๋งŒ ์•Œ์•˜๋˜ ๋„ˆ์™€์˜ ๊ธฐ์–ต๋„
ํ’€๋ฆฌ์ง€ ์•Š๋˜ ์˜คํ•ด ๋ฐ ์ƒ์ฒ˜๋งŒ ๋‚จ์•„ ์‹ซ์–ด๋„
ํ—ค์–ด์ ธ๋ž€ ๋ง์€ ๋๊นŒ์ง€ ์ฐธ์•˜์–ด์•ผ๋งŒ ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ
(๊ทธ๋ž˜๋„) ์‹ธ์šฐ๊ณ  ๋‹คํˆฌ๋˜ ๊ทธ๋•Œ๊ฐ€ ์ง€๊ธˆ๋ณด๋‹จ ๋‚˜์•˜์„ํ…๋ฐ

๋‚ด ๋ง˜์€ ์ด๋ฆฌ ์šธ์ ํ•œ๋ฐ ๋งํ•  ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์ด ์—†๋‹ค
๋‚˜๋„ ๊ฐ€๋” ํ™œ์ง ์›ƒ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€๋ฐ ๊ณ์—” ์•„๋ฌด๋„ ์—†๋‹ค
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you

๋‚˜๋Š” ์•„์ง๋„ ๋งค์ผ ๋ˆˆ์„ ๋œจ๋ฉด ๋„ค๊ฐ€ ์˜†์— ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ๋งŒ ๊ฐ™์•„
์šฐ๋ฆฌ ํ•จ๊ป˜ํ–ˆ๋˜ ๋งŽ์€ ์‹œ๊ฐ„์„ ๋˜๋Œ๋ฆด ์ˆœ ์—†๋‚˜ ์•„-์•„-์•„-
๋‚ด ๋ง˜์€ ์ด๋ฆฌ ์šธ์ ํ•œ๋ฐ ๋งํ•  ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์ด ์—†๋‹ค
๋‚˜๋„ ๊ฐ€๋” ํ™œ์ง ์›ƒ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€๋ฐ ๊ณ์—” ์•„๋ฌด๋„ ์—†๋‹ค ์•„-์•„-์•„-์•„-

๋‚ด ๋ง˜์€ ์ด๋ฆฌ ์šธ์ ํ•œ๋ฐ ๋งํ•  ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์ด ์—†๋‹ค
๋‚˜๋„ ๊ฐ€๋” ํ™œ์ง ์›ƒ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€๋ฐ ๊ณ์—” ์•„๋ฌด๋„ ์—†๋‹ค
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you oh oh
Maybe i’m missing you

Final Verdict: A song I could listen to again and again! The best one from this mini album.. but check out the other songs too!

**credits: @HuisuYoon, kpoplyrics.net, naver.com + BIGBANG@yt

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Asian Food: Bungeossamanko ๋ถ•์–ด์‹ธ๋งŒ์ฝ” and Gukhwappang ๊ตญํ™”๋นต (Korean Ice Cream)

School’s finally finished this term and it’s time for me to take a rest. That means I can blog more! yipee!!!

So recently I went on a trip to Bangkok to watch Big Bang’s concert. All this time I have been craving for Korean food. From the province I live in, it’s not easy to find a Korean restaurant! There are 2 I think, but it’s kind of has a fusion taste which I don’t really think is delicious. And it ain’t cheap here!

Back when I was living in Cebu, there were a lot of Korean restaurants to choose from. And the range in prices were quite ok. Food was delicious as most of the restaurants were owned by Koreans and they had Korean chefs (fyi.. a lot of Koreans come to my city to study English so that’s why there were lots). Aside from restaurants, there were also Korean grocery stores. But from where I live now, there isn’t any!

Anyway, when I went to Bangkok I convinced my friend to go and have lunch with me in Korean Town. Actually, it’s not really a town, but it’s in Sukhumvit Place (Soi 12 in Bangkokg, between Asok and Nana stations of the Sukhumvit BTS — when going there get off at Asok station, it’s closer). After lunch we decided to eat some Korean Ice Cream and thank god I found my favorite – Bungeossamanko ๋ถ•์–ด์‹ธ๋งŒ์ฝ”. ย So I’ll be writing to you about 2 of my favorite korean ice creams: Bungeossamanko ๋ถ•์–ด์‹ธ๋งŒ์ฝ” and Gukhwappang ๊ตญํ™”๋นต.

Bungeossamanko ๋ถ•์–ด์‹ธ๋งŒ์ฝ”

This is what it looks like on the outside.

 

This ice cream is sometimes called the Fish Ice Cream to non Korean speakers. But don’t worry it tastes nothing like fish! It’s just shaped like a fish. But once you take a bite you’ll love it. The ice cream has a wafer thin layer outside and inside it, has vanilla ice cream with a red bean filling.

This ice cream is really good and I think the best part about it is the red bean filling. I know that in most countries, they don’t really eat red bean as a dessert. But in countries in East Asia they do. It’s sweet yummy goodness is to die for. It costs 40 baht for each ice cream here. A little more expensive than what I usually paid for back home.

Gukhwappang ๊ตญํ™”๋นต

This ice cream is a bit similar to Bungeossamanko but it has a twist, it has ddeok ๋–ก in between the layer of vanilla ice cream and red bean paste. Ddeok is actually just rice cake. That’s how they call it in Korea. For the sake of comparison, it’s just like the Japanese mochi. By the way, the layer of ddeok is very thin, but since it’s frozen, it can be very hard to chew at times.

I wasn’t too familiar with this ice cream until one Korean friend introduced it to me. I am a mochi and red bean fan, and when you put those two together, I’d be on cloud nine! So when I tasted it, I immediately loved it. I actually prefer this than the first one. But unfortunately it’s difficult to get it. In the grocery store that we went to, there wasn’t any Gukhwappang. Even back home, it would be sold out immediately. I kind of miss it though..

Korean ice creams are very good and very delicious! It’s also very sweet. So if you are like me who has a sweet tooth, the next time you come by a Korean grocery store, try to look for these two ice creams and try it! It’s really good!

**credits: naver.com + as tagged

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Thoughts on Big Bang’s Alive Galaxy Tour

And I am back! I was gone for a long time because of the final exams… I swear this is the hardest part of teaching high school kids! After checking endless papers and making lots and lots of grades, I rewarded myself with watching a concert in Bangkok. And I’m so glad it was Big Bang’s Alive Galaxy Tour 2012!

Honestly, I like Big Bang but I still can’t call myself a VIP because I don’t stalk them as much as Super Junior. But I do like them and the songs their songs. But though, I have to admit there was a time when I got a little bored of their songs. But their ALIVE album was to me a very good come back so I decided to watch their concert. There were two concert schedules in Bangkok, October 5 and 6. But since the seats for the Saturday concert were crap (pardon me) my friend and I decided to go there on Friday. Good thing school’s term is finished! The seats we got were quite good. It was definitely better than the Super Junior seat I had last time! ๐Ÿ™‚

I arrived at the venue around 5 but it was full of people already! There were lots to do before the concert, some booths, people painting VIP tatoos, doing cover dances, contests… lots of them. They gave a lot of freebies too! And of course there was a booth for the official goods. Though, like all concerts, there were lots of people peddling stuff that looked like Big Bang good, when actually they aren’t. I don’t really mind, but I think it’s better to buy Big Bang merchandise to support them right? Anyway, the line to get inside to the venue was very very long!!! we had to wait like 45 minutes before we got inside ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

The security of the concert was quite strict. No food and drinks allowed. If you bought food (like we did) you had to through it away. Also, no cameras or recording devices were allowed. You could only bring your mobile phones. This was indicated in the ticket. I did not think they would be that strict, but they were. I saw a lot of fan girls sad when they were told to leave their cameras. And just to give you an example of how strict YG is when they say no cameras, the girl sitting in front of me tried to take a picture, but she was warned with laser lights pointed directly at her. She only used her iPhone by the way. So don’t attempt to do so.. you’ve been warned!

The concert was a BLAST! OMG! Like it was really really nice! It lasted for almost 3 hours and I can’t remember a time when i felt tired. It was very well planned. All throughout it I was shouting at the top of my lungs (and two days later, I still don’t have my voice back :(). ย If you are a fan of the YG dancers, you would be happy to see them. I only see them on broadcasts and don’t really pay much attention to them, but on stage they were very good too! Also, a band was playing their songs live! During the encore part, they played like 3-4 more songs and the band could play it well. That was the best encore stage so far that I saw!

 

Taeyang was amazing during the concert (well he is my biased). But for this concert, he was the one doing the MC-ing part. I guess maybe because he can speak English. Him and G-Dragon were the ones talking in English to the fans most of the time. Taeyang is amazing on stage he owned it. Actually him and GD. GD though is a bit more playful on stage and it was so much fun watching him. Taeyang is the best dancer among them definitely and a performer. I’m sure those who have biases with him will be pleased and will be on cloud nine after watching this concert. I know I was! My only regret is he did not sing I need a girl. But it’s ok. GD is a performer no doubt! He knows how to please his fans. And though, it was not part of the song list, he performed a bit of One of Kind with the other boys beat boxing in the background.

It was so sad because TOP hurt his hands. I felt sorry because he could only hold the mic with one had, but nevertheless he still performed quite well. If you think he is charming on videos, you will find him more handsome on stage. He has an aura of being attractive. Could-not-explain-it-here-so-you-should-see-him-in-person!!! Daesung! Oh Daesung, as usual is the funniest member of the group. Though he spoke mostly in Korean but he was the one who made the jokes and the Thai impersonations. The Thai VIPs loved it of course! And his voice is better heard live. He has one of the strongest voice in Kpop i think. ย And then there is Seungri, who I will remember for doing the Gangnam Style dance! My friend likes him a lot so till now I could hear her screams! But I think Seungri is the member who approached the fans the most. And as a maknae, he also is a bit mischievous on stage! But he is funny too!

To best experience this concert, it recommend you have the crown light stick. (It was sold here for 800 baht, but I’m not sure how much it would in your place). It’s not complete if you don’t wave it with the music. But warning, your arms will hurt because you can’t put it down! I didn’t want the concert to end!!!

Haha.. but there are two words to describe this concert:

FANTASTIC BABY!!!!

**credits as tagged

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Rantings: Of New Kpop idol groups…

My students in Thailand love Kpop! And that is why I get along with most of them (because I am the teacher who adores Kpop!)

This is my first time really writing about what my day job is in my blog, though some people already know. Yes, ย I am teaching here in Thailand. And my students are in middle school and high school. Anyway, like I said we get along pretty well because of Kpop. Most of them warm up toward me especially when they know their teacher goes gaga over Super Junior, Big Bang and 2NE1.

But something about what one student told me made me write this post..

My students know I write a blog as a hobby. I told them it’s because I like Kpop and because I want to practice writing. So I sometimes encourage them to check my blog once in a while just to practice their English.

But today, someone asked me.. “Teacher why is there no EXO article in your blog?”

I was suddenly shocked! I didn’t know what to say. I knew that student really liked them.. however I only know EXO by name (I know they released MAMA) but I don’t know anything about them! Come to think of it I have no clue about all the other recent debuts made in Kpop. I guess I am pretty old school.

In the past year, there were a lot of Kpop debuts. I don’t even know who the new girl groups are or who the new boybands are. ย I knew something about EXO. But doesn’t everyone know about them. I remember thinking it was so crazy having lots and lots of teasers for a new boy group. But I never really paid attention to them. It’s not that I don’t like them it’s just that I can’t keep up! They have been debuting left and right that I don’t know who is who. And also I have a day job that I have to do so I can’t give it 100% of my time.

The last debuts that I really kept track were that of Teen Top, B1A4, and Infinite. And that was like so long ago! But I still do like these idol groups. But I think to me I am sticking out to the original idols. I don’t why but I guess I am one of those fans who grew up with the idol group who was popular during their time. Maybe this is also one of the reasons why I am not really welcoming the new debuts.

Also, my tastes in Korean music have evolved from just listening to pop music, to listening to the different Korean music genres. I tell you there are a lot, just that when we think of Korean music, we just associate it with Kpop. But the Korean music scene has lots more to offer like Hiphop – Yoon Mirae (Tasha), Tiger JK, Leessang, DJDOC – Ballads – Sung Sikyung, Hugak, 4Men, 10CM, Nell – Acoustic and Indie – Standing Egg and Peppertones, among others.

I have also started to listen to old Kpop songs.. actually I hear them most of the time in shows like Immortal Song 2 or I am a Singer. I like it and so I look for them. Most of them were released even before Kpop created a storm all over the world.

I guess because of these reasons, I never really paid attention to New Kpop idols.

So if you are wondering why EXO or VIXX or NU’EST or AOA or B.A.P doesn’t make it to my blog.. come back and read this post ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh and to keep from hurting my student, I just said… I’m not really into them.. I’m still gaga over groups who debuted way way before them!

credits: as tagged

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SPY – Super Junior (MV)

Finally the video for Spy by Super Junior has been released.. I know I posted the live performance before, but like I said I will posting my comment about this entry.

The Video

It’s once again another basic video that SM has been doing a lot of times now! The boys dancing in a room. Except for some parts where there’s a girl doing a sexy wave. It’s not that I am complaining but it’s getting a bit boring.. It’s just the same video concept. Them dancing in a room — they’ve used it over and over again.. the only thing that changes is the dance and the background! I’d love to see them do a video like they did with It’s You and No Other! And come on, there are lots of concepts you can play with with the them of the song.. You know James Bond right.. maybe you could have incorporated that in the concept. There were some hints of 007 concepts but they only used the common ones! They could have made more! Whoever is doing those concepts for the videos should use more of their imagination.. please do better!!!

Anyway, do like their clothes in this video. Apart from all of them looking good in suits, it fits the 007 persona which I assume they are having for this song. The best thing about the video is the dance! I love how simple it is (except the part where Donghae jumps) — but the choreography is quite elaborate, like where they are staying. It made video this video a pleasant experience ๐Ÿ™‚

I know some people might bash me.. but it was funny to see Leeteuk’s hair! Hahaha.. it reminds me of 90’s boybands both American/European and Korean. Sorry but he does not look handsome with that hair. I know he makes fun of that kind of hairstyle during broadcasts, but to use it in a video will make someone say: What the heck were they thinking!!

The Song

The song has a lot of elements to it. When it started, it reminds me of a 90s disco song (Venga Boys style anyone?). I thought it would follow that but it changed with a sample of the James Bond theme. And then the verses were sung with an auto-tuned low pitch key. A little confusing! But thank god it’s not as funky as their previous style.. but just a little bit confusing! Do I like it? The sample for the James Bond theme is nice.. the ย disco-ish tune was ok.. but the auto-tuning NOOOO!!! Why oh why did they autotune Kyuhyun and Ryeowook — bad idea! They are like the one of the best voices in SJ and you auto-tune them! That’s a crime! What were they thinking! Also, Kangin and Donghae can sin’g.. why did you auto-tune them too! urgh!

I did enjoy this song, but at the moment of writing its a bit confusing for me. But I got you little runaway” is pretty catchy. And for not sounding too much like their old songs, I’d give props to this. But for the moment I could not decide if this is better that Sexy, Free and Single.

Which one do you think is better?

Final Verdict: I still can’t decide if this is better than Sexy, Free and Single but thank god it’s a bit different. Nothing new with the video but loved the dance!

**credits: SMTOWN@yt

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Super Junior’s First Performance of Spy @ Mnet

I haven’t posted anything about Super Junior in a long time.. I haven’t really been updating with them as much as I like.

But last Thursday they performed Spy on Mnet.

Actually the music video has not been released yet as of writing this entry. And my question is why???

I would have wanted to see it first before I see them perform on stage. The teaser has been released but from the looks of it, I think it would be the same concept where it will feature the boys dancing. Honestly, it’s getting a bit boring! I miss music videos with concepts. Why can’t they make one like Boa’s Only One??

Anyway, I do ย like this song.. but I will reserve my comments in another post when the music video will come out!

Don’t you just love it when you see more of Siwon during live performances?

**credits: Mnet@yt

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Loving You – Sistar (MV with Lyrics)

Loving You.. You.. Na Eotteoke.. What should I do??

This song has been stuck on my mind for like a month now. Aside from Psy’s Gangnam Style, this is the song I loved since it debut! But I had to admit this one had to grow on me first…

It’s Sistar‘s Loving You (or Loving U).

The Videoย 

When I first saw the video my reaction was like I’m so jealous of their sexy bodies! Ha ha ha! But anyway, kidding aside, I didn’t really like this video, because it was too overly cute. Although, because it’s summer and this is a summer song from a summer album, I guess that’s why they made it that way. My only problem about the video was that it looked so common.It’s just them singing and dancing, playing in the beach.. the usual kind of stuff you would see in a summer video. Also, it looked so choreographed.. a little unnatural. I think they could have done better by like adding a love interest or something for the summer song. The song’s title is Loving You.. could they not have let some guy star as “You”? Actually, what I miss about Kpop songs is them having a story in their videos, instead of just having the idols dance and make cute aegyo faces.

But I have to the girls for dancing on roller skates in the grass… I know it’s not right but it’s a bit difficult to do that.. but why are they on the grass dancing in their skates!

The Song

ย I love it!!! I did not really care about the song at first. Like I said it grew on me after hearing it played again and again. Though it’s not summer here (it’s raining a lot here now), I feel like I am still in summer when I listen to this song. It’s an upbeat track that is super fun to listen to. I feel like I want to get up and dance every time I hear this song. The “Oooh oooh” part is so catchy that even if you don’t know how to sing Korean, you find yourself singing to this song. No wonder it’s still topping Korean charts like Melon for quite some time. This song has become my favorite Sistar song.. it has replaced Shady Girl! ย Loving you.. you–oooo.. na eotteoke what should i do? ๐Ÿ™‚

Only thing that was not good in this is when Bora rapped ย “talk”.. it sounded like “tok”. And the part that says heart.. Hmm I guess their company should invest more in learning languages.. they need it to succeed in the rising Hallyu wave!

btw FYI, Dasom is the member who can speak in English the most (saw it when they were interviewed by Simon and Martina).. so you haters don’t bash her! I like her actually even if she is a bit shy..

The Dance

Is so sexy!!! ha ha ha.. I love it! I mean it’s sexy but not in a bad way.. I actually like watching it because they move so effortlessly and so gracefully. Though Dasom’s still a bit shy and awkward at times, but she has improved a whole lot!

Bonus, this is their dance practice video! I swear I super like this dance!!!

Lyrics:

Loving U – Romanization

Hey cham isanghae jeongmal strange
Ireon jeog eobseotneunde neol bolttaemada na dugeundugeun tteollineunge
When I see your face honja mag sangsangeul hae
Na pyojeong gwanli andwae michil geot gata tto niga niga bogo sipeoseo

I wanna say woo woo woo woo yeah
Neo ttaemune geurae meonjeo marhagin sirheunde nae ibgae maemdora

Loving U U na eotteokhae what should I do?
Jojeori andwae nae mam gojang nabeorin heart jeongsin mot charil mankeum
Boy I’m falling in love with U U
Na eotteokhae what should I do?
Neol nohchimyeon nan andwae saranghandago
Woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo
Baby I’m in love with you

Ok let’s talk about love modu hwiparameul bulmyeo
Eomeona nareul kkosiryeogo haetdeon namjadeul ijen modu annyeong
Nae aegyoseogin mogsorineun oppaman bureullae (Oppaya)
Eojjeomyeon joha naega sarange ppajyeotna bwa

Woo woo woo woo yeah
Neo ttaemune geurae meonjeo marhagin sirheunde nae ibgae maemdora

Loving U U na eotteokhae what should I do?
Jojeori andwae nae mam gojang nabeorin heart jeongsin mot charil mankeum
Boy I’m falling in love with U U
Na eotteokhae what should I do?
Neol nohchimyeon nan andwae saranghandago
Woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo
Baby I’m in love with you

Aetaneun nae mam neomu ginagin bam sumgyeowatdeon neoreul hyanghan mal saranghae

Baby Iโ€™m in love with U U
Na eotteohke hae what should I do (What should I do)
Jojeori andwae nae mam gojang nabeorin heart (Gojang nabeorin heart)
Jeongsin mot charil mankeum
Boy I’m falling in love with U U (Boy Iโ€˜m falling in love with U)
Na eotteokhae what should I do? (What should I do)

Neol nohchimyeon nan andwae (Yeon nan andwae)
Saranghandago
Woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo woo
Baby I’m in love with you

Hello hello nuni majuchimyeon (Loving U)
L-O-L-O-V-E naneun malhae (Loving U)
Mello mello urin L-O-L-O-V-E-L-O-L-O-V-E (Only U)
I’m only think about U

Loving U – Translation

Hey itโ€™s so strange, really strange
Iโ€™ve never been like this before
Whenever I see you, my heart pounds and trembles
When I see your face, I imagine things by myself
I canโ€™t keep a straight face โ€“ Iโ€™m going crazy
Because I miss you again

I wanna say woo woo woo woo yeh
Iโ€™m like this because of you
I donโ€™t want to be the first to say it but
The words linger around my mouth

Loving U U โ€“ what should I do โ€“ what should I do?
I canโ€™t control my heart, my heart is not working
Itโ€™s to the point where I canโ€™t focus
Boy Iโ€™m falling in love with U U
What should I do, what should I do?
I canโ€™t lose you, I love you
Woo woo woo woo woo
Baby Iโ€™m in love with you

Ok letโ€™s talk about love, everyone whistles
Oh my, all the boys who tried to hit on me, now goodbye
With my cutesy voice, I only wanna call you, oppa (hey oppa)
What to do, I think I am in love

Woo woo woo woo yeh
I donโ€™t want to be the first to say it but
The words linger around my mouth

Loving U U โ€“ what should I do โ€“ what should I do?
I canโ€™t control my heart, my heart is not working
Itโ€™s to the point where I canโ€™t focus
Boy Iโ€™m falling in love with U U
What should I do, what should I do?
I canโ€™t lose you, I love you
Woo woo woo woo woo
Baby Iโ€™m in love with you
My heart is burning, this night is too long
Words Iโ€™ve been hiding from you, I love you

Baby Iโ€™m in love with U U
What should I do, what should I do?
I canโ€™t control my heart, my heart is not working
Itโ€™s to the point where I canโ€™t focus
Boy Iโ€™m falling in love with U U
What should I do, what should I do?
I canโ€™t lose you, I love you
Woo woo woo woo woo
Baby Iโ€™m in love with you

Hello Hello, when our eyes meet
I speak of L. O. L. O. V. E
Melo, melo, weโ€™re in L. O. L. O. V. E.
L. O. L. O. V. E
Iโ€™m only think about U U

Loving U – Hangeul

Hey ์ฐธ ์ด์ƒํ•ด ์ •๋ง strange
์ด๋Ÿฐ ์  ์—†์—ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ๋„ ๋ณผ๋•Œ๋งˆ๋‹ค ๋‚˜ ๋‘๊ทผ๋‘๊ทผ ๋–จ๋ฆฌ๋Š”๊ฒŒ
When I see your face ํ˜ผ์ž ๋ง‰ ์ƒ์ƒ์„ ํ•ด
๋‚˜ ํ‘œ์ • ๊ด€๋ฆฌ ์•ˆ๋ผ ๋ฏธ์น  ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์•„ ๋˜ ๋‹ˆ๊ฐ€ ๋‹ˆ๊ฐ€ ๋ณด๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด์„œ

I wanna say woo~woo~woo~woo~yeh
๋„ˆ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ๊ทธ๋ž˜ ๋จผ์ € ๋งํ•˜๊ธด ์‹ซ์€๋ฐ ๋‚ด ์ž…๊ฐ€์— ๋งด๋Œ์•„

Loving U~ U~ ๋‚˜ ์–ด๋–กํ•ด what should I do?
์กฐ์ ˆ์ด ์•ˆ๋ผ ๋‚ด ๋ง˜ ๊ณ ์žฅ ๋‚˜๋ฒ„๋ฆฐ heart ์ •์‹  ๋ชป ์ฐจ๋ฆด ๋งŒํผ
Boy Im falling in love with U~ U~
๋‚˜ ์–ด๋–กํ•ด what should I do?
๋„ ๋†“์น˜๋ฉด ๋‚œ ์•ˆ๋ผ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•œ๋‹ค๊ณ 
Woo~woo~woo~woo~woo~Woo~woo~woo~woo~woo~woo
Baby Im in love with you~

Ok lets talk about love ๋ชจ๋‘ ํœ˜ํŒŒ๋žŒ์„ ๋ถˆ๋ฉฐ
์–ด๋จธ๋‚˜ ๋‚˜๋ฅผ ๊ผฌ์‹œ๋ ค๊ณ  ํ–ˆ๋˜ ๋‚จ์ž๋“ค ์ด์   ๋ชจ๋‘ ์•ˆ๋…•
๋‚ด ์• ๊ต์„์ธ ๋ชฉ์†Œ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ์˜ค๋น ๋งŒ ๋ถ€๋ฅผ๋ž˜ (์˜ค๋น ์•ผ)
์–ด์ฉŒ๋ฉด ์ข‹์•„ ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์— ๋น ์กŒ๋‚˜ ๋ด

Woo~woo~woo~woo~yeh
๋„ˆ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ๊ทธ๋ž˜ ๋จผ์ € ๋งํ•˜๊ธด ์‹ซ์€๋ฐ
๋‚ด ์ž…๊ฐ€์— ๋งด๋Œ์•„

Loving U~ U~ ๋‚˜ ์–ด๋–กํ•ด what should I do?
์กฐ์ ˆ์ด ์•ˆ๋ผ ๋‚ด ๋ง˜ ๊ณ ์žฅ ๋‚˜๋ฒ„๋ฆฐ heart ์ •์‹  ๋ชป ์ฐจ๋ฆด ๋งŒํผ
Boy Im falling in love with U~ U~
๋‚˜ ์–ด๋–กํ•ด what should I do?
๋„ ๋†“์น˜๋ฉด ๋‚œ ์•ˆ๋ผ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•œ๋‹ค๊ณ 
Woo~woo~woo~woo~woo~Woo~woo~woo~woo~woo~woo
Baby Im in love with you~

์• ํƒ€๋Š” ๋‚ด ๋ง˜ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ๊ธฐ๋‚˜๊ธด ๋ฐค ์ˆจ๊ฒจ์™”๋˜ ๋„ˆ๋ฅผ ํ–ฅํ•œ ๋ง ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•ด

Baby Iโ€™m in love with U~U~
๋‚˜ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ํ•ด What should I do
์กฐ์ ˆ์ด ์•ˆ๋ผ ๋‚ด ๋ง˜ ๊ณ ์žฅ ๋‚˜๋ฒ„๋ฆฐ heart ์ •์‹  ๋ชป ์ฐจ๋ฆด ๋งŒํผ
Boy Im falling in love with U~U~
๋‚˜ ์–ด๋–กํ•ด what should I do?
๋„ ๋†“์น˜๋ฉด ๋‚œ ์•ˆ๋ผ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•œ๋‹ค๊ณ 
Woo~woo~woo~woo~woo~Woo~woo~woo~woo~woo~woo
Baby Im in love with you~

Hello Hello ๋ˆˆ์ด ๋งˆ์ฃผ์น˜๋ฉด L. O. L. O. V. E ๋‚˜๋Š” ๋งํ•ด
๋ฉœ๋กœ ๋ฉœ๋กœ ์šฐ๋ฆฐ L. O. L. O. V. E. L. O. L. O. V. E
Im only think about~U~U~

Final Verdict: New fave Sistar song! Second fave song this summer (only next to Gangnam Style) but the video had too much aegyo for me.. the dance video is better! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sorry for the long post ๐Ÿ™‚ enjoy singing!

**credits starshipTV@yt + popgasa + daum

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Back to Normal… thanks Oppa Gangnam Style!

I’m back! I have opened this blog for about 2 weeks now.. I’ve been really busy with work and other stuff that I have neglected this blog for some time. I am not quite finished with what I need to do, but the load is at least lighter now. I can’t make any picture compilations yet, but will be posting on this blog this month again..

Anyhow, this song has been keeping me company and I could not stop listening to it even though I was busy!

Oppa Gangnam Style – Psy

Call me crazy but I love this track! I love the song for it’s humor! Psy hasn’t lost his magic… and I think it got better! The video is super funny that I can’t help but watch it again and again. The dance.. not your idol kind of dance but it makes you want to dance even if you look ridiculous! Props to all the cameos especially to Hyuna for being such a sport at dancing that rodeo cowboy inspired dance! But shouldn’t MC Yoo wear green? Haha.. but the yellow looks good! Absolutely loved this song for it’s difference from all the others that has been released! You go Psy!

Thank you Oppa Gangnam Style for keeping me sane for the last 2 hectic weeks! Oh Oh Oh Oppa Gangnam Style!

See ya!

*credits: officialpsy@yt

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Best Super Junior Comeback Special – Ingkigayo 2012.07.08

I am totally swamped with making midterms for my students! (It’s midterms in Thailand) I can’t promise to post a lot of stuff this month!

But though I have to make exams, that does not mean I didn’t watch any of the comeback performances my favorite boys, Super Junior, did. I managed to watch, but just a little late.

But I think the Ingkigayo Comeback special was the best one!

Clap clap clap. Whoever does the editing/directing of the show should receive a pat on the back! I love the angles and how they capture the performance. Although it’s not focused to one angle but the editing/directing (btw, is that what you call it? sorry, i’m not well versed in tv production) was done in a way you will not receive a headache and you’re seeing every aspect of the dance! You also see a little close up of the boys. And the best was when they had a close up of Eunhyuk’s dance in the second verse. Clap clap clap!

Hope I can see more of their performance. Oh why do the exams have to be this month.. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

**credits: SBSMusic1

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