Fashion Spotlight: Sooyoung of Girls Generation

Girls Generation are very well known for their fashion tastes. They especially wear the right kind of clothes for the right occasions. They’re airport fashion is a common headline in most news articles.

I wanted to do an article for all of them but it would take me forever to do that post so I decided instead to do a spotlight on Sooyoung. I think she has the most hits when it comes to fashion (actually, I like Sooyoung and Seohyun’s choices, maybe I’ll post about her next time).

Sooyoung is actually my favorite member among the 9 girls. I think she is the prettiest (though I know a lot will argue). I also think she has one of the best bodies among the girls and definitely the one with the best legs! But what amazes me about her is she looks good in absolutely anything she wears, though of course there were a few misses, but the hits were more than the miss. I especially like her airport fashion and the way she matches her get up with a bag! And this is where my babbling stops for the pictures.

Floral pants matched with a silky salmon blouse — only a few girls would look good wearing those pants!

 Wearing a black and gray top with faded jeans 

In a laurel green (color) dress with a sheer top. I love how she matched it with a darker green bag 

At a Tory Burch Event – skinny jeans!

At an H and M Event — I am not much of a fan for the color of the dress but I love how it fits her

Focus on the bag — I love how she finds the right bag for her get up! 

Winter Airport fashion – fabulous! glamorous!

 Oh and one more thing.. this girl looks fabulous in skinny jeans! Omo! I guess it must be her legs that does that.

 

 

I so envy her legs!

She’s pretty and glamorous and she has a good fashion sense. I can’t wait for more of ensembles!

**credits: as tagged (i do not own any of the pictures)

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A Very SMTOWN Christmas!

It’s been a long time since SMTOWN has made a Christmas album. I think maybe it’s been over 2 years since they did a Christmas album. They did have a summer one about a year ago or was it two. I’m talking about the album the featured Seaside.

Anyway, for the holidays, fans of SMTOWN are delighted because they have released a Christmas album featuring the song Santa U Are The One. The song was sung by Super Junior with Henry and Zhoumi.

First things first.. I’m truly happy that they are reaching out to the world using English as the language for most of the songs for the Christmas album. It’s something Kpop artists don’t usually do for Christmas. I’m sure a lot of ELFs are glad to hear the boys sing in English. I have to say, it’s quite understandable! It’s a good sign because that means SMent is investing in language instructors. And all the songs which were sang in English in the album are pretty good sounding, but the pronunciation, well they need to work it out.. Guess practice makes perfect!

I also have seen that a lot of fans have been pretty upset because it’s only Super Junior singing on the video. Well actually this song is what Super Junior sang for the album. The other groups have their own songs too. But as to why SM used their songs and not the songs of the other groups, i don’t know, but i’m guessing its because if you think about it, the boys have a wide fan base not only on Korea but around the world — and I mean a lot if you combine all the Elfs in the world (fans registered to a fan club and fans who are not registered to one). So for brand recognition (I’m speaking from a businessman’s point of view), a lot of people recognize them.  Yes, they are a bit biased for this, but they have to appease their stock holders too so more would invest in the company.. and the more people invest, the more awesome a company becomes, the better the artists becomes. And also, it’s a possibility that the other groups have their own schedules and they can’t fit in making the music video. And who knows next year, it would be f(x) or SNSD or Shinee or DBSK singing the song. So let’s not bash about it and enjoy the song and have a little of that Christmas spirit.

But isn’t it nice to see all SMTOWN personalities in one video. I mean for me, I always enjoy all their SMTOWN videos even from before. I think its fun to watch!

Again, let’s not bash too much on the video and who sang which song.. let’s just have a very Merry Christmas!!!

**credits: SMTOWN@yt

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The Boys – So Nyeo Shi Dae (Korean and English versions)

For all the SONES, I know they have been waiting quite sometime for their idols to make a come back.. And they just did with their new song The Boys.. and it’s released in both English and Korean versions!

Korean Version

English Version 

Hmmm… I can’t say that I like the song so much. Though it’s a pretty good track and definitely different from what they have done in the past, I think this sounded like a cheerleading song. Yes the verses sounded really good but I’m not digging the chorus too much. It’s like me singing “I said burn it’s cold in here it must be Toros in the atmosphere”.. oops Bring it on nostalgia..  But I do say I like the way they say bring the boys out!

But hooray for their effort of making the English version of this song, that means their spreading their wings and trying a new market. The English version of the song, their English that is, is understandable, except maybe for a few awkward words, but you can make out what they were singing!

As for the video, well the first part, the song they used is just like a recycle of the Keep Your Head Down intro, except for minor changes. I mean it’s not the girls fault, but the record company could have done something special for them. It did suit their concept of the video, but its been used before, and it hasn’t been a year since that tune was used, so why use it again??

But but but.. I love their concept for this song. It’s definitely a bolder and sexier Girl’s Generation. I mean we’ve seen them sexy before, but this concept gives off a very strong aura of the girls. I love their outfits. It had a theme but it’s outfit was had its own identity. I love their new dance, it’s not cutesy at all. I’m glad they realize that they should reinvent themselves and give a stronger image.. It’s new but absolutely perfect for the girls who are no longer in their teens. Oh and the best transformation goes to Sunny! She’s shed off that cute image! I love the way they did her hair! It’s short! Yehey!! And boy does she look good. I had to do a double take just to make sure it was her. Kudos to her for being so brave in her new do!

But I’m hoping this release would be a good one for them! Though I think they would not have any problem with all the Sones from all over the worls supporting them!!!

**credits: smtown@yt

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Mr. Taxi – SNSD (少女時代)

I’m really slacking on posting this song! kk I know this came out last week, and I bet a lot of SONES have posted this song on their respective blogs. I’m not really a Sones but I am joining the bandwagon to post this song! kk but don’t kill me.. I like SNSD 少女時代  ^_^

Anyway, this is their PV of their new Japanese single Mr. Taxi.

I posted the Dance version which was uploaded by Universal Music Japan. But if you want to see the longer PV,  click here.

Hmmm… the song is nice, but I think these days, a lot of autotune is being used in most songs, not only for SNSD songs. I have nothing against the girls, but I still think that Gee and Kissing You sound better. Both songs bring out the real voices of the girls. For the video, since this is a dance version, we do get to see them dance. But in the longer one.. there is not much of a difference with the dance version, maybe just the solo parts. But I’m not really liking it. With the girls, I would love to see a video with them doing some acting ala Gee video… so yes, Gee is still my favorite SNSD song! the best!! kk ^_^

But I did enjoy the song ^_^

**credits:  universalmusicjapan and grayfm@yt

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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Dreams Come True and Now – SNSD

I stumbled across an old SNSD video in my subscriptions on youtube.

SNSD are like the hottest girl group now in Korea. And they are even taking Japan by storm. The video I came across with is one where they did their own version of Dreams Come True (originally by SES) and Now (originally by FinKL).

All the girls minus Yoona did a close to perfect rendition– close to perfect as there is nothing like the original one ^_^. It’s fun to see Kpop artists doing their own versions of songs that have been popular in the past! 🙂  And without comparing you can see the difference between the dances now and then. I think the moves from before were easier compared to the ones now. There are more movements of the hands and the feet now, whereas the Kpop dances before repeated most of the steps (or so I noticed). But nonetheless the group did well.

The video I found does not permit embedding so click on this link.

SNSD Dreams Come True / Now

This video has a higher resolution. The video posted above is the same video but of different quality.

**credits: CodeAnalysisSeason3 and ruccistyl@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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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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Run Devil Run… SNSD vs. Kesha

I don’t know why but I am getting addicted to the Run Devil Run song of SNSD these days. Probably because of the catchy music and the part where it say “manner opsseo”.. During the first week that this song became popular, I heard the same single from Kesha.. If you don’t know who Kesha is, she is the girl who sang the Tik Toc (the song that has the lyrics that goes brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack.. couldn’t imagine myself doing that! yuck!!).

Anyway I am posting the two versions of Run Devil Run.. which one do you like best?

SNSD Version

Kesha Version

I am not a super duper SNSD fan.. I don’t go crazy with them but their songs are really catchy. But I like their version better than Kesha’s. However this is not my favorite SNSD song.. it will have to be Gee! then Kissing you!

Oh well not much to say.. but whose version do you think is better?

*credits sment and TheAngelCakeBabe@youtube

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