Like A Fool – Gilme ft. Eun Jiwon (MV)

Though I scream and follow Kpop idol groups, my liking of Kpop music is not limited to idol groups. I do like other artists.

And Gilme is one of them. She recently released a track called Like A Fool (내가 먼저) featuring fellow Clover member Eun Ji Won.

The Video…

My first reaction to the video was.. “OMG is that Gilme?” I had to do a double take. Actually I have liked her since her first solo single Love Cuts, which was released like 2 years ago. I like the way she sounds and her pitch is quite high. And the best thing about her is that she can sing and rap at the same time. If you’ve heard Clover’s songs, you’d know that she’s quite good at rap! Personally I like the way she raps compared to some the other idol group rappers (i can only pick a few that i like).Anyway, back then she wasn’t this thin, so I had to ask if this was really Gilme.

So let’s talk about the video.. hmm i don’t think there is a story, or maybe i don’t understand. The first part — the girl breaking the glass was a bit leaning toward a story, but in the end I just see Gilme singing, Eun Ji Won rapping and then Gilme dancing with the backup dancers. I was expecting there would be one, but there wasn’t any.

The video’s clothes were nice! I like it. But my god! Can they get rid of Gilme’s ridiculous hair!  Cringe!!! If I was there, I’d have pulled it or chop off that do. I think they were trying to create a chic gal, but that hair style is TERRIBLE! You can look chic without that do. I’m sorry whoever the stylist was, but that hair ruined the look. Make up was ok, clothes fabulous… the hair— horrible!!! And I think it was bothersome when she danced. This video would have been ok without that hair!

My only consolation in the video was seeing Eun Ji Won. Oh how we missed you in 2 days 1 night! Though I am enjoying season 2, but I still miss the craziness of Eun Choding! No one thinks like him. But I think he wants to focus on his music more. But happy to see him.

The Song..

The song is a bit slower compared to Gilme’s previous tracks. Do I like it? The first time I heard it I wasn’t convinced, but the “Naega Meonjeo” part gets to you and I’m liking it now. This song reminds me of Kpop tracks that were a trend in 2007-2008. Those tracks we don’t really hear much now. Gilme does rap, but it’s only in the end… I’d love to hear her rap more though. Eun Ji Won’s part.. hmm well the bill says it’s featuring him, he is not the artist, so I guess we can forgive him for having such small parts in this song.

Though I like this, I like Love Cuts better. I think that song showed more of her vocal ability compared to this one and it was more catchy than this one. But it’s still good nontheless.

Final Verdict: Something different to hear… but maybe you won’t like it directly, but later on the chorus will get to you. Video was ok, except for that awful hair, next time get a better stylist!

**credits: LOENENT@yt

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Super Junior in SNL Korea 2012.07.14

I am not fluent in Korean but I could understand some of it.. and this was very hilarious!

It’s Super Junior hosting SNL Korea!

I haven’t seen an SNL Korea episode, but we know I’ve seen a lot of the American SNLs (one of my favorite shows!) so I pretty much understand how the show works. Now the boys are hosting the show and doing the skits themselves!

It’s been a long time for them to so shows like this. Actually, I couldn’t recall them doing variety like this. Though the closes may have been those parodies but not to this format. Did they pull it off.. I think so, I enjoyed it, but I couldn’t say it isn’t because I’m a suju fan — so that view might be tilted a bit *wink wink.

What was the best part? The opening! Watch it to know… I had to do a double take.. but not giving any more spoilers!!

Now they have to be on more variety shows! lol

**credits: Excentrique1106@yt

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Like Money – Wonder Girls ft. Akon (MV)

Let me just say! I love this track!!!

It’s Like Money by the Wonder Girls featuring Akon.

Ok so before I say anything, I have to congratulate the girls! To have a collaboration with such a big artist as Akon is a big feat. They’ve  worked hard and they’ve been through a lot so kudos girls!

The song…

When I first saw a teaser that they were collaborating with Akon, I wasn’t really sure about what will come out it. I was a bit worried for the girls.  But when this came out, it’s actually pretty good. Well, it is to my liking. I mean if I didn’t know they were a Korean pop sensation, I’d think this was a song done by a western artist. It sounds very western, like something you’d hear in a club or played in a party. I love it! I actually like this better than Like This. And it does sound very much like an Akon song. Though most of the parts of the song are auto-tuned, there are still some parts that sound like it was them singing!

With the Wonder Girls, I am actually Yenny biased, so I am very happy that she gets a lot of parts to showcase her voice. Not that I have anything against the other members, I just like the way Yenny’s voice sounds. The girl’s English have improved a lot! Clap clap to Sohee! I think she’s really working hard.

The only thing awkward about this song was when Yubin said “instructions” in her rap. It sounded like something was wrong. I don’t think it was her pronunciation, it was more like how to fit that word into the rap. Awkward!

The Video

Ok so I know that they were kind of telling the story that the girls were androids of some sort who were made to be perfect “for complete domination”. And then there was something about the “the future is now”. Umm what does it have to do with the song? The song is practically telling you “how I to love me”, but the video says otherwise. I understand perfect English, and this video doesn’t fit it! The dancing part was ok. But the introduction was kind of weird and off track. It’s misguiding the audience as it doesn’t fit the songs lyrics. And they didn’t even close the story..

But the girls are very pretty here especially Lim and Yubin. The dancing was good.

Just the video.. just the video..

Final Verdict: Score for the song: 9 out of 10! Found another WG song to put on replay mode. Video?? Score: 3/10… the girls were beautiful in the video but the story was a complete fail.. sorry, not the best one!

**credits: WonderGirlsVEVO@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.. 😦

**credits: SBSMusic1

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Super Junior at Music Core 2012.07.07

So yesterday, we did not see Super Junior performing on Music Bank because they showed Music Bank live in Hong Kong. That means, the boys are going to have their come back on Music Bank next week.

But today, they did make their comeback on Music Core singing From U (너로부터) and Sexy, Free and Single.

From U

Sexy, Free and Single

I love that they are singing the whole of From U. In the past, they would only sing about less than 2 minutes of the other promotional songs. I think this is their thank you to the ELFs in the world. And we love it! I love them boys!!!

I’m totally loving this album and their comeback. I feel happy when I sing Kangin dancce! Now I want to see more of him on variety shows! I’m also keeping an eye on this comeback as after promotions for this album, Leeteuk will be enlisting. A report said he was worried that his popularity will wane when he enlists. Don’t worry dear leader, ELFs got your back! You will always be popular to us!

When are they going to start appearing on variety shows?? I can’t wait!

**credits: shu35151229@yt

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