Recommended Movie: Sunny (Korean Movie)

I saw this movie awhile ago but I haven’t had the chance to recommend it. I’m sure a lot of you have seen this. And to me it has become my favorite Korean movie to date.

The movie is not about losing the one you love or finding love in the most uncommon place, but it’s about friendship. And this movie is called Sunny.

 

Synopsis:

The film is about the story of 7 high school friends. The film begins by letting us know the usual routine of our heroine Nami. She is a wealthy homemaker. One day, she went to the hospital to visit her sick mom. It was on that day that she sees a patient who was struggling and shouting in her hospital ward. She reads the name on the door and it says “Han Chunhwa”. Seeing the name makes her remember of her high school days. Later, she finds out that Chunhwa was indeed her friend from high school. Apparently she is diagnosed with cancer and that she was dying. Chunhwa asks Nami if she can find the other members of their high school group “Sunny”. It’s her dying wish and Nami obliges. And thus starts the story of them remembering their pasts and seeing what has happened to each of them in the present.

Sorry I don’t want to write the whole story.. kk better watch the movie!

Why I like it?

This movie brought me to tears and it’s not even a romantic movie! I am not really a sucker for friendship movies because they usually don’t have a very good story. But with this movie, I think the story was absolutely perfect. Also, Korea has more romantic comedies or drama films, but they have very few films about friends, especially about friendship of women. I guess it was a refreshing one to watch.

 

The transition between old and new was also brilliant. It was not annoying and I love how they connect the scenes. The perfect example was when Nami was walking back to her school.

 

One minute she was in the present and the next moment she was in the past. And then we see the old Nami. I loved how they did it.

I also liked that there was a balance between the fun, the sadness and the heartbreak in this movie. They did have a love line but I’m glad it was not the emphasis of the movie or else it would ruin it! This movie had me laughing and crying. And did I mention the epic fight scenes both in the past and the future was brilliant!!

Also, the music and the montages of the past were pretty effective to me. Like the one where they fought during a demonstration. I love the songs in the movie too and the musical numbers they did! Gotta love Kang Sora!!!

I know it’s not related to the movie, but I can’t help admiring the posters. From my point of view I think they did a good job with the message of the movie and the posters.

 Teen Version

 Grown-up Version

After watching this movie I hoped that me and my friends would never lose touch and would still be super close.

Another thing…

Though this movie is not a musical, I love how they paid homage to the song Sunny both in the past and in the present. Warning: DO NOT WATCH these videos if you don’t want any spoilers!!!

I wish me and my friends would have a friendship this long.. Enjoy!!

 

**credits:  MissMerida and blockhead550 @yt + as tagged

 

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Visual Dreams (Intel Collaboration Song) – SNSD (MV)

Didn’t have the time to post too much on my blog. In the last few days have been a whirlwind and I suddenly became busy. But tonight, though I need to sleep early, I couldn’t help but post some things on my blog! Oh writing this makes me want to wish it was the weekend!!!

Anyway.. I am posting Visual Dream (Intel Collaboration Song). This was sang by SNSD / Girls Generation.

Except for the metallic outfits I like the video! The video screams… this is Seohyun and Sunny’s song! ahaha hold your horses.. when I say it’s their song, it’s because I think they owned the song. In my opinion I think their voices fits the song best. The song was kind of a new side to SNSD. Though they did ok with the Robotic Dance… however, they had to do it since they are promoting Core Processors… and the dance fits the concept of the video and the song.. it’s just a little awkward to see the girls do it… but hey.. their good at what they do and they pulled it off smoothly.

Hurrah for the girls! ^_^

**credits: sment@yt

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Hoot – So Nyeo Shi Dae (Girl’s Generation)

It’s a bit late to be doing this post, but I had to post it.

For as few weeks now, the girls, I mean Girl’s Generation, have been doing there thing on music shows. They are currently in the middle of promoting their new Korean single Hoot. Though they were quite busy in Japan, the girls surprised their fans by releasing a new Korean mini album, one that fans did not anticipate. And I must say I was shocked to know they were promoting a new single even when they were busy in Japan.

Hoot according to what I’ve read is not an English word (like most of us thought), but instead its a Korean word, and you use it when you sniff or snort a laughter because someone said something you don’t believe or something absurd. The song sounds like one from an Austin Power movie, and the video looked like that too (their costumes did too!). It gives you that Charlie’s Angels feel mixed with a little of Austin Powers. The songs beat is catchy and easy to sing a long. I liked how it sounded the first time I heard it! And the music video features Super Junior’s Siwon. kk will not be putting details into it as it may be biased!  🙂

However, I do not like the wigs they used in the video!!! It’s too obvious that it’s fake. Maybe it was there to give a feel of the 60’s/70’s theme that the song has, but they could have done better (disclaimer: ok so don’t bash me for this comment, it’s just 2 cents ^_^)

Not long ago, SM entertainment has also released the dance video of the song. Well I think it’s nice that they did, for once again, the girls have made us want to learn the dance.

I guess the arrow dance is kinda new. It’s another one of those dances that stick. And I think it’s pretty easy to catch on.

Over all, to me this song nailed it — as a good idol song that is! I can feel them having another set of triple crowns up their sleeves 🙂

*credits: sment@yt

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Dance Tutorials Anyone

I am postponing the Get to Know them post.. I am still on the process of finding the right kind of pictures to post.. I don’t stay too long online and I don’t have much time these days as I have lots to do.. so.. those posts will have to come later

But that doesn’t mean I am not posting anything…

I can post something still…

So one friend asked me if (because she knows how crazy I am about Kpop) I learned to dance all those K-dances also… my answer is no! wahaha… though the dance steps are familiar but I prefer to sing than to dance ^_^

I suddenly remembered that conversation today and so I made this post to include some of the dance tutorials of Kpop artists..

After watching all those videos of Ingkigayo, Music Bank and Music Core (which we missed for a month now), I’m pretty sure you want to imitate your favorite idols.. so I present them to you… and this will come handy when you sing in the neoraebang! 😀

Tell Me (one dance I would love to learn! kk)

Gee (kk i know the chorus a little.. but then again i would rather sing it!) – 2 parts

Mister (butt dance baby!) – 2 parts

Abracadabra

Genie (Tell Me Your Wish)

**credits yukarilovesrika and SuperInfectedmushroo@youtube + crazy girls and NewEcho

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SNSD LG Cooky CF

I am not a crazed fan… but their songs are cute.. and it gets to you the more you hear it… I still haven’t gotten over Gee…

But I’m posting something for the Soshi fans… which two of my friends are ^_^.. they are guys so go figure! kk

This is from their latest CF. They look cute :D… the song sounds familiar right! ahaha… to me this song is the over used song for most cheerleading routines! kk  (Oh micky you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind hey micky! kk)

**credits AsianMusicVideoHD@youtube

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Falling Slowly Versions

I have written sometime last year on this blog that I liked a song called Falling Slowly from the movie Once. Inspired by this and because I just saw a clip of Yong Hwa (CN Blue) and Seo Hyun (SNSD) perform it on We Got Married,  I decided to feature the different covers of this song done by Kpop idols…

Yes, this song has been sung a lot of times and I think it’s very popular in Korea.. But though a lot of K-artists have been doing their version of the song, I’m still not tired of hearing it! I get all giddy when I hear the first few chords of the song.

So who do you think did the best cover??

Yong Hwa and Seo Hyun (Sweet Potato Couple)

Jo Kwon and Ga In (they sing during the 1:21 mark)

Jinwoon  and Jo Kwon

Kim Hyun Joong (singing to Hwang Bo.. aw I miss this We Got Married Couple – Lettuce Couple!)

Sungmin and Sunny

And just a plus.. he is not a Korean idol but this kid is korean and he can play the guitar!!! He is Sungha Jung..  check out his youtube page for more of his videos…

So which one do you like?

**credits: lolii361, airplanetobu, qtjena13, umbilicalsushi, joyceeishungee9, jwcfree @youtube

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Sungmin and Sunny sing Falling Slowly on Music Travel

I’m back!!!

I can’t believe I missed a lot of things while I was gone!!

Anyway – not so long ago I posted a song from the movie Once on this blog. And today – as my comeback post (wahahaha).. I’m posting the a a cover version of the song done by Sungmin and Sunny.. They did this last 090624 on a show called Music Travel Lalala..

I’ve watched Sungmin do a cover of the song already but without the girl’s part. This is the first time I’ve seen them do this (did they do this on their radio show before?).

As usual Sungmin plays the guitar very well and in all fairness Sunny’s voice did blend with Sungmin. Sungmin has to  make more acoustic covers!!! ahahaha.. gotta love him playing the guitar!

There are more videos from the show— ill probably post them some time 😀

**credits  pr13ansj@youtube

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