Like This – Wonder Girls (MV)

Missed posting a lot of videos so I am making up for the lost…

No Bashing please!

Let’s start off with Wonder GirlsLike This MV.

 

THE VIDEO 

This was released 2 weeks ago. When the teasers came out, I was genuinely excited to see that the Kpop world is venturing out to making a flash mob music video. I thought it would be really great if they pulled it off. I am a fan of flash mob videos and anything to do with flash mobs. I think it’s a very unique concept, if you get the right people and if you choreograph it properly.

However, this when I saw this video after it was released, I got a little dizzy! One moment it focused on Lim then in a split second it suddenly panned to the mob and then to another angle and then to another place. Maybe it’s just the editing or something but I think they should give sometime to let their audience see what they were doing. To me, it doesn’t look like flash mob! I am sorry Wonderfuls, but I think they could have done better if they watched how Fox TVs MOBBED was edited. Also I think they forgot that the concept about a flash mob is like having a few people start dancing then others would follow suit gradually. But in the video once they saw the Wonder Girls dancing, everyone started dancing as if they memorized the steps! It was not very natural. I think they could have executed the concept better, even if its a very short song.

But I do commend JYP for being the first to ever thought of using this concept in a Kpop video. Flash mobs are a trend all over the world and a lot of people feel happy when they see it. I also know that it’s not easy to organize people to be part of the music video, especially when there are about 200 or 300 of them, of which 70 to 80% are not professional dancers. It’s hard enough to organize them much less teach them the steps and put them in the right place. Round of applause for JYP.

THE SONG

I’m glad that they decided to do a song without too much of a retro feel. I was getting a bit tired of that. The song is a very  likable. Not a favorite of mine though (Nobody is still my favorite!) but it’s a very catchy song with a very catchy feel. It’s a song that fits the flash mob concept had they made it work. This is also a new style for the Wonder Girls in terms of the song and I am glad that they pulled it off!

THE DANCE

I always like watching all Wonder Girls dances and this is another one that I like. It’s a very fun dance! Lim looks really cute when doing the dance! The best thing about their dances is that it looks so complicated when you see it in their videos but the steps are actually very simple. Though I think this is the most difficult among their dances! But I loved it!! I saw them  perform in the live broadcasts and it looks so good! I think I should start watching tutorials now…

Final Verdict: A catchy Wonder Girls song with a must learn dance, but the flash mob video makes you dizzy!

**credits:  wondergirls@yt

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Don’t Leave Me (Nal Ddeonajima) – Park Jin Young (JYP) lyrics

A reader asked if I had the lyrics to JYP’s Don’t Leave Me. The song was released in 1994, so it was a little tricky looking for it. Actually I found the Hanguel lyrics only. For this post (and for my own use too ^_^) I romanized it. But please don’t ask me for translations, because my Korean is not good at all — I can only read it! kk

So this is the Lyrics of Nal Ddeonajima  날 떠나지마 (Don’t Leave Me) by Park Jin Young

 날 떠나지마   Nal Ddeonajima 

멀어지는 너의 모습은
Meoreojineun neoui moseubeun
나의 눈물속에서
Naui nunmulsoke seo
점점 더 번져가고
Jeomjeom deo beonjyeogago
작아지는 널 느낄수록
Jakajineun neol neukilsurok
내 마음속에서
Nae maeumsoke seo
넌 커져가고
Neon keojyeogago

하지만 난 괜찮아
Hajiman nan gwaenchanha
내 사랑이 떠나는
Nae sarangi ddeonaneun
널 다시 내게 돌려줄걸
Neol dashi naegeo dollyeojulgeol
난 알아 난 알아
Nan ara Nan ara

날 떠나지마
Nal ddeonajima
가는 널 볼수가 없어
Ganeun neol bolsuga eopseo
넌 떠나지만 난
Neon ddonajiman nan
뒷모습만 보며 서있어
Dwitmoseubman bomyeo seoisseo
다시 한번 말하지만
Dashi hanbeon malhajiman
제발 날 떠나지마
Jebal nal ddeonajima
내 사랑이 너의
Nae sarangi neoui
오는길을 비춰줄거야
Oneungireul bichweojulgeoya
Oh, Baby

희미해진 너를 보면서
Hwimihaejin neoreul bomyeonseo
나의 그리움들은
Naui geuri-umdeureun
커져가고
Keojyeogago

하지만 난 괜찮아
Hajiman nan gwaenchanha
내 사랑이 떠나는
Nae sarangi ddeonaneun
널 다시 내게 돌려줄걸
Neol dashi naege dollyeojulgeol
난 알아 난 알아
Nan ara nan ara

날 떠나지마
Nal ddeonajima
가는 널 볼수가 없어
Ganeun neol bolsuga eopseo
넌 떠나지만 난
Neon ddeonajiman nan
뒷모습만 보며 서있어
Dwitmoseubman bomyeo seoisseo
다시 한번 말하지만
Dashi hanbeon malhajiman
제발 날 떠나지마
Jebal nal ddeonajima
내 사랑이 너의
Nae sarangi neoui
오는길을 비춰줄거야
Oneulgireul bichweojulgeoya

날 떠나지마
Nal ddeonajima
가는 널 볼수가 없어
Ganeun neol bolsuga eopseo
넌 떠나지만 난
Neon ddeonajiman nan
뒷모습만 보며 서있어
Dwitmoseubman bomyeo seoisseo
다시 한번 말하지만
Dashi hanbeon malhajiman
제발 날 떠나지마
Jebal nal ddeonajima
내 사랑이 너의
Nae sarangi neoui
오는길을 비춰줄거야
Oneulgireul bichweojulgeoya
Oh Baby

Please take out with credits to me: chipskjaa@wordpress for the romanization

If you can understand Korean, please help me translate the song! thanks much!

**credits: yameddae@yt for the video

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Ailee performs Don’t Leave Me (JYP)

I love this girl! And I love this song!

It’s Ailee‘s cover of the JYP‘s song Don’t Leave Me 날 떠나지마 (performed on Immortal Song 2).

I liked Ailee even before she debuted in Korea. I remember enjoying her covers. She has a very good voice and she could belt too! I’ve been watching a lot of her performances lately on Inmmortal Song 2 and I’m loving this girl more and more!

For two weeks now, they did covers of JYP songs — songs he sang and those he composed. Last week, I enjoyed Lyn’s performance of Bad Girl, Good Girl in acoustic version. Lyn is very popular for doing this,  remember her version of Oh, Heartbreaker, Bo Beep Bo Beep… But just that she has done it so many times in other shows, that it was kind of not the song she should have sung. But enough about Lyn.

So Ailee did the cover of JYP’s Don’t Leave Me 날 떠나지마. I was actually looking forward to this performance because it was Ailee and this is my favorite JYP song (yes it’s very very old!). And Ailee nailed it!! It had Park Jin Young vibe! I think even the JYP himself was quite happy with how she sang the song.  I just loved it! Ailee is so good!!! And props to bringing Shorry to the performance.

Enjoyed every minute of this performance.

**credits: as tagged

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Kpop Star’s Su Pearls

Annyeong!

It feels so good to be posting on this blog. I really should be doing something now but I thought what the hell.. I’m gonna write a post on my blog! I can’t believe that this blog has come a long way from the first time i created it. But again thank you for visiting my blog 🙂

Anyway so I’ve been busy with work and everything so I haven’t caught up with the latest Kpop trends. I still have to watch the year end Gayos.. I downloaded them but I need to find time to watch them. I’m missing a lot of songs lately, and my playlist hasn’t been updated for ages.  So when my friend sent a video of a Kpop reality called Kpop Star, I didn’t know about it. And after I watched the performance she sent me I was literally  having goosebumps! I never saw something like this in Kpop reality search!

I am talking about the breathtaking, brilliant, astonishing, superb (I’m running out of adjectives!) performance of Su Pearls!

One word: BRAVO!

I am not kidding when I say that I have goosebumps! This is one of the best I’ve seen on Korean reality! Can you imagine being there when they performed live! Ok too many exclamation points. — that shows you how excited and giddy I am to talk about this audition video. It’s unlike any other..

A quick background about the show: its called Kpop Star and its a show on SBS. Like most Kpop star search shows, they are looking for the next big star. However, this time, the judges on the show are from the 3 big companies that gave us the idol groups whom we now adore. They are BOA (SM Entertainment), Yang Hyun Seok (YG Entertainment), Jin Young Park (JYP Entertainment). I would probably guess that they are looking for the next big name in the Kpop industry.

So anyway, they do the same thing having auditions and stuff, but I have to say most of the contestants on this show are really good… So on with Su Pearls..

The reason why I liked this group so much was because of the harmony they did to the song. I mean, yes its a pop song.. but they gave a soulful twist to the song which made me great! And it sounded totally different from the original. I liked “The Boys” when Girls Generation did it, and I loved it more when they made their rendition to this song. Girls Generation did the Pop version while Su Pearls did the Rnb version! Different genres of music, same song! Wonderful, just utterly wonderful!

Also, you might have recognized the third girl on the video as the girl that sang Rolling In the Deep on the same show.

The video went viral that it was even shown on the news! Park Jimin — OMG! she’s only 15 and she can belt like that! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! This is probably one of the best Rolling in the Deep cover that I’ve heard! And her pronunciation’s great too. If I was closing my eyes, I wouldn’t have guessed it was a Korean singing it!

I’m watching out for these girls again! I like Lee Michelle too.. I’d love to see her sing.. I’m thinking she’s like the next Insooni.. kk I can’t wait to see more of her..

Looking forward to more of this show! (Su Pearls Fighting!!!!)

**credits: biropotter and Kpopstar@yt

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Back! ^_^

So I am back after a long hiatus… and yes it was a little difficult to stay away from writing something on this blog. It was tempting… very tempting.

I actually did not go somewhere but I had to do some sacrifices for the Holy Week. I had to give up some of my favorite things to do in the world.. (1) watching 2 days 1 night (Il Bak Ee Il), (2) watching Running Man (OMG I didn’t even know Song Joongki changed his hairstyle!!), and (3) writing something on this blog.

I’m way behind all my favorite things to do… and I have to do a lot of catching up! kk

But I’m back and I have a lot to post on this blog! kk

And because I’m back I’m posting a real wicked video! kk Itaewon Freedom by UV ft. JYP (kk 80’s feel!!!)

credits: jypentertainment@yt

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Dream High Flash Mob

I love to watch Flash Mobs!

Though I know all of it was planned beforehand but it’s very exciting to watch.

Today as I watched the last episode of Dream High.. I was so excited to see the flash mob dance.

I’m not even finish watching it but I needed to make the post! kk I love flash mobs! kk

Spot Miss A if you can! another cameo! love this drama really!!

Though I am a little sad that this drama is ending. It’s the one (during this season) that I’ve really watched without missing an episode. Sigh.. well everything happy has it’s end… 🙂

I wish there was a second season.. but one with a story you can compare to this!

**credits: emperornuneo2@yt

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This Christmas – JYP Nation

If there is SM Town… and then there’s YG Family… now we are introduced to JYP Nation.

This is how the artists under JYP Entertainment call their group. And they have recently released their MV “This Christmas“.

Yes, Christmas is in the air!!! Oh well.. it should be since it’s December! But I love the coziness of this video… And I think its good because they captured the true meaning of what Christmas is.. being together with the ones you love.. be it romantic or not. Oh and I love the way they had Nichkhun do the last part of the song! very very good!

Christmas is actually my favorite time of the year! I’m so excited for Christmas!! Thank you JYP Nation for making me start to feel the Christmas season… so I think I’d better start doing my Christmas list!

**credits: jypentertainment@yt

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