Once an ELF always an ELF – My Super Junior Love Story

There is no age limit when it comes to FANDOM – and this is proven by this Lola (Filipino word for Grandma) who recently went to a Seventeen concert in Manila.
Note: Me was super impressed! You go Lola Carat!

Also, once you claim yourself to belong to a certain FANDOM, you will find yourself being pulled back no matter how hard you tried to shake it off because you were “adulting”. This is basically – in a gist – my love affair with Super Junior.

I did not start out to be a Super Junior fan. The first time I was hooked to Kpop was because of DBSK – and it was during their Mirotic days back in 2008. Also, I was hooked to Jpop then (oh Arashi!). And since DBSK was heavy on doing Japanese promotions, I kind of liked them immediately. Their sound had a Jpop influence (at least to my ears). Fandom at this moment was still at it’s early stages – but I never really considered myself as Cassiopeia (in case your wondering, that’s what DBSK fans call themselves).

I had a friend who was studying in China in December 2008. While Skyping her one day, she convinced (more like forced) me to watch a show of a group called Super Junior. She knew I was interested in Kpop and she wanted to introduce me to the craziness of the group.

Her bias? Hangeng
The Show? Explorers of the Human Body (인체탐험대)

Truth be told, I was a bit indifferent at the time, also because I just discovered a little group called Big Bang and I had Haru Haru and Majimak Insa on repeat. Also, when I asked how many members the group had, I wasn’t prepared for the answer she gave me – 13! I faintly recall telling her that it was ridiculous – I couldn’t even distinguish 5 boys in a band – but 13?? How long would their parts be?

But since my friend can be very persuasive (she works in Sales!), I watched an episode. And one episode turned into 2 and then 3 and then I finished all of them. And since I rather enjoyed the craziness of these 13 boys, I looked for more of their videos and then their songs. (There was a site called super-legacy.com that fed this addiction but I guess it doesn’t exist anymore). I was hooked!!! And then in March 2009 they released Sorry Sorry – I was more than addicted! I couldn’t stop the fandom – I (un)officially considered myself as an ELF.

To me Super Junior was the funniest, most talented (I mean 13 boys, each bringing something to the table) and most real Kpop group at the time. They didn’t seem as untouchable as other groups. Their hardships were very those one that can relate to (Kyu’s and Teukie’s accident) and they were one of the most hard working groups. Who wouldn’t love them? (Yes, this is my bias talking).

But who could write about their love for Super Junior and not talk about ELF (Everlasting Friend)! Oh my Sapphire Blue friends 🙂

I started this blog in 2009 – pretty much when blogging wasn’t a popular as it is now. I posted a lot and did not really care what I posted – so long as I think it was interesting. One time, I saw a post on a forum a frequent about It’s You leak. Because I wanted to be one of the first to tell the world about it, I posted it on my blog. No more than 2 hours after I published the post, I received comments from ELFs telling me to take down the post. (Don’t believe me, this was a post I wrote after deleting the leak).

I was pretty freaked out by the incident. Didn’t really occur to me that someone would be monitoring my blog posts. But then it dawned on me – that only shows how much love and respect ELF has for Super Junior. They were willing to protect their oppas whatever means they can. From that day, ELF has earned my respect and I can say I’m proud to be one!

If you haven’t read on my post already, it has been 4 years since I swore off anything Kpop / Kdrama. The last Super Junior song I remember was Sexy, Free and Single. I was adulting. I missed out on a lot of their songs – or during the time when my boys went to the army and came back out. But this year, I sure am very excited for their comeback in November. My love for these boys are eternal. I’m ready to be an Elf again!

And like Lola Carat – I shouldn’t be afraid to admit it because Fandom has now age limit! I’m Tiny and I’m in 32 – and will always will be proud to be called an ELF!

We’d love to hear your FANDOM love story. 🙂 Share it with us in the comments below.

**Credits: as tagged + happycheek@redbubble.com + TaMiTokki@yt
(Note: was not paid to advertise, but the design above hits the spot for every ELF!)

-chipskjaa (“,)-

Standing Still – U-KISS (MV)

U-KISS is for me the most underrated Kpop idol in Korea! I don’t know why they aren’t as popular as they are all around the world. They aren’t rookies anymore actually.. but still they don’t have that much of a following in the Kpop world. I’m not sure why, it could be because when they debuted, Kpop was ruled by the likes of DBSK, Super Junior, SS501 and Big Bang. However, it’s been years now and I can’t comprehend why they’re not that popular. – end of rant..

bring it back to old school

I like Ukiss since I heard Bring It Back to Old School. I think they have a certain charm for me that’s why I like them. Also, as I was new to Kpop that time and I did not understand absolutely any Korean, I was kind of happy to find Ukiss that time — because some of the member can speak English. I think this was the reason I liked them from before until now. I appreciate it a lot that they were the first to reach out to the international audience using English.

ukiss collage

So them boys have released a new single called Standing Still from their album Collage and AJ is back from his hiatus! Wohoo.

The Video

Well, to me there is nothing really special about the video… just them dancing with some screens of a girl with very scary green cat eyes. I’m not sure why she is there.. but I think it might have something to do with the song or something. I am guessing that the concept of the video was to show that the person is strong after all hardships.. love I guess in the video and is standing still. It’s just my guess.

Personally, I think this is not the best Ukiss video. I mean, they’ve done this concept before. It reminds me a lot of Manmanhani (Am I That Easy?) and Bingeul Bingeul. But every time they release a video, I look forward to their dances. I don’t want to compare them to any other group, but I am just happy to see them even after all these years, they are still doing the thing they are good at.. making good songs and good music.

Ukiss fighting!

The Song

It’s a nice song! Not the best Ukiss song though.. 0330 is still my favorite, but not bad at all. When I hear this song it’s like it’s something different from their past songs, but at the same time there is some Ukiss sound that I feel I am familiar with. I can’t really pinpoint. But this song is not as strong as Stop Girl or Manmanhani. I think it would get some getting used to appreciate it fully. But it’s Ukiss just the same so I like it.

A bonus for all Kiss Me’s is that AJ is on this song! I’m sure Kiss Me’s have missed him.. but he’s back! It’s nice to see all Ukiss together.. though I still miss Xander and Kibum. Great to have him back. Also, I like that they are giving a lot more recognition for Soohyun’s talent now. I love Kevin, but Soohyun’s voice is more powerful for me.. but he’s not given too much attention.

Now… what I really like about Ukiss songs is that they pay attention to the English of the songs. Well.. maybe not all the songs (I remember r squared pi!). But at least they try to make an effort especially with the lyrics and the pronunciation. As an international Kpop fan I appreciate that little details. Although 90% of the song is sung in Korean, but at least the other English parts are done right. No biggie– no pressure on K-entertainment companies, just a friendly reminder from an international fan!^_^

Glad to have them back!

Final Verdict: It’s not the best Ukiss song, but I like it just the same. Because it’s Ukiss. They’re underrated but they are as talented as other Kpop artists. The MV is just so-so though.

**credits:  ukiss2008@yt + as tagged

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Cosmic Girl – Kim Tae Woo (MV)

LSchool here is finally ending! Hurray!!!! But I have to relocate again for further studies.. oh no! I know I have to move but I am slacking. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have time to post on my blog 🙂

kim tae woo

The post for today is Kim Tae Woo‘s comeback song Cosmic Girl.

The Video

When this video came out, I watched it immediately. I like Kim Tae Woo’s voice and his song. Liked it since he was in G.O.D. As the video played I was holding on to my seat because it stars Lee Dong Wook. Ok so I’ve been fan girling over since being in Strong Heart! His humor one of the best, but maybe not as fast as Lee Seunggi yet. The video started just fine, promising a story for us. But when the the video ended I was like WTF! Pardon the language dear readers.. but this video is one of those moments you have to say it! Could they explain to me: What’s with the concept!

Honestly, it was such a waste of Lee Dong Wook in the video. If not for him, I would not have sat through all of it. This is one of the videos I really don’t want to see again. Big mistake! Also, the scene where Kim Tae Woo is singing with a cosmic/outer space backdrop… it was well to put it not believable. If you are going to put a green screen backdrop make sure it’s done properly and make sure it’s not too obvious. Why do I feel like this video was made with a very low budget!  Not watching it again!

The Song

Hmm, how do I put it.. I like Kim Tae Woo but this song doesn’t do any justice to his voice. Comparing it to his previous songs like Love Rain and Echo, this one is really an average one. Don’t get me wrong. After listening several times, I’m liking it. But it doesn’t have that WOW factor that I had after listening to Love Rain and Echo. If you’ve just started listening to Kim Tae Woo’s music, maybe you won’t feel that way. But I know he has one of the most powerful voices in Korea. So this song.. I think is a wrong song for him. This is a miss for me… I think he deserves better songs — those that especially bring out his voice and singing style (soul).

And oh.. just a side note they really have to work on the Engrish of the song. I know it’s a Korean song, but there are a lot of people who understand and speak perfect English who are listening to Kpop songs. It’s not a biggie really, but they owe it to their international fans to at least get the correct words. Fan-service ya’ll!

Anyhow.. this song really grows on you and it’s gotten it’s roots attached to me.. I kind of like it now.

Final Verdict: It’s not really a wow-kind of Kim Tae Woo song! (blame it on Love Rain for making me feel this way) But this song kind of grows on you! WARNING: DO NOT WATCH THE VIDEO! Unless you want to Lee Dong Wook, else it’s a waste of time!!!

**credits: Loenent@yt + as tagged

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Blast from the Past: Old Super Junior Photos

It’s been a long time since I started being a Kpop fan and since I’ve been an ELF.

Last night as I was cleaning some files, I opened files from 6 years ago that I haven’t seen in ages. It’s some pictures of Super Junior. Some were even before Sorry, Sorry — back when having long hair was popular. I can’t believe how much they have changed!

So I am posting some of them here… so commence PHOTO SPAM!!!

Warning this is an incredibly long post! Sorry 🙂

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Which one did you like best?

* credits: as tagged — i can’t find the original sources of the photos anymore because they’re too old.. i don’t even remember where i got it from! hahaha

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I Will Show You 보여줄게 – Ailee (MV)

Yay! I’ve been waiting for this!! 🙂 I was really anticipating another song from Ailee and now she is back with her new track I Will Show You 보여줄게.

The Song

For this post, I’ll talk about the song first.

OMG!!! I love this girl and I love her songs. Actually I’ve been a fan since she was still doing her covers on youtube! This girl is very very talented. And actually I am not disappointed in the song. I don’t know why I am liking girl power songs. Like the title says, it’s a song about a girl telling the guy (who I assume broke up with her) I’ll show you I can’t live without you! Yay for girl power!

The thing I like about this song is the transition from the slow beat to a fast one. I don’t know why I like songs like these, maybe its these! But maybe it’s because of Davichi’s 8282! Ha.. But actually, to me this song doesn’t sound too much of a Korean pop song. I think it sounds more like Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive. It has a western touch to it. I think maybe it’s because those are the influences Ailee has with her music.

I have always liked Ailee’s voice and this song showcases her talents, that she can belt a ballad as well as do a fast song. She did prove that when she showed her versatility on Immortal Song 2. I just love this girl!! And I think she could make it big internationally especially because she can speak English.

The MV

When I saw the teaser, I was like OMG it’s G.O! Sorry Ailee, I love you but G.O caught my attention first! But this is Ailee’s song not MBLAQ so I’ll stop talking about G.O. He plays the love interest in the MV.

So the story of the MV is quite simple. It’s something you will most likely see for a song like this. No need to explain really! Haha.. But Ailee was really pretty  with the transformation! I’m so envious of how good she looks with that minidress!  This video is screaming how pretty this girl is!

But what’s up with the ending! I thought you were telling the guy you will show him! Why did you get back with him! Girl you need to keep your head high and not get back with him! ok ok so I am complaining. Oh well maybe her purpose for showing him was to win him back.. but but… ok i’ll stop.

Final Verdict: I love how Ailee showed her versatility in this song! I can’t wait for the broadcasts!

**credits: LOENENT@yt

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I Don’t Need A Man 남자 없이 잘 살아 – Miss A (MV)

Miss A has released the MV of their new song I Don’t Need A Man (남자 없이 잘 살아).

The Video

This is a very different video from Miss A. If you’ve seen all their past videos you would know what I am talking about. This video shows more of the hip hop side of Miss A.

The video is a bit confusing for me at first. I had to rewatch it to appreciate it. But I kind of like it. The best part for me was the beginning. I love that this video is all about a woman singing that she is independent. I feel like we need more of this in the Kpopland. Honestly, nowadays there are too many songs that are too cute for my  liking and it’s usually singing about getting a guy or breaking up with a guy. It’s too much!

The video does remind me a bit of Destiny’s Child’s Independent Women. But I think not plagiarizing way, because after all that video was a different one. I guess it’s just the message of the song! Haha.. The black, white and red colors in the song worked for me. But I’m not really fond of the costumes that they wore in this video. Maybe I am just used to seeing Miss A wearing something different. The dance is not as powerful as their old dances. I maybe it’s because the beat of the song is different and slower compared to their previous releases.

What I do love it how Miss A can change their concept and fit perfectly to the concepts of their song. They never had that difficulty I think. From Bad Girl Good Girl, Breathe, Goodbye Baby and Touch — all these songs have a different persona of each member. I kind of like this bit from Miss A. Their concepts are cool and not wacky or too over the top! In this video, it’s the hip-hop Miss A.. And I think I would have to get used of this new concept!

The Song

This is a surprise because this song sounds less of a pop song and more of a hip hop mixed with rnb track — very different from previous Miss A songs. It’s also slower compared to other Miss A songs. But what’s great about it is that it displays Miss A’s versatility with music. But as of writing, I’m still getting used to this new track. But it’s getting to me slowly.

I love Miss A MVs because they always have an English caption released with it. So it’s easy to understand and there is no need to wait for translations. I love the lyrics of the song! Like I said above, we need more of these kind of songs in Kpopland!!! I’m too tired of listening to girls catching a guy’s attention or crying of a broken heart! I love that it says I don’t need a man! Cheers for Miss A for releasing this song! I also love the bit where they say “jinja” and “cheongmal” in the chorus! Catchy!

What’s not to love about Min rapping in the song! I know Jia always does the rap parts, but I love it that Min is rapping in this song too! Sorry I have a bit of bias for her (can’t you tell?) but I think she’s very talented and I especially her bubbly personality!

Final Verdict: This is a new Miss A sound and I’m still getting used to it! But I do love the lyrics of the song! Hurray for Independent Women!!

**credits: missA@yt

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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 😛

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.  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  a Kind 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.  And when Kim Yuna sang the chorus I’m sold to this song! 🙂 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 i’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 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

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 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

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 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

Missing You (English Translation)

Yeah (maybe i’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
I’m too shabby, i might have liked you a lot.
After you left, the blue sky seems like it’s just yellow
Where are you feeling hurt, i’m here
Or maybe you’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 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

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 they’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 “i’m breaking up w/ you”
(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 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

I still feel like you’re next to me everyday when i open my eyes
Can’t we turn the times back that we’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 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

Missing You (Hangeul)

Yeah (maybe I’m missing you)
아무 생각 없이 평소와 같이 보통 사람들과 만나 웃고 말하지
밤이 되면 TV가 내 유일한 친구고
아침해가 떠오르면은 그제서야 잠이 들죠
너무 초라해 나 널 많이 좋아했나봐
네가 떠난 후 파란 하늘 내 눈엔 노랗게만 보여
그댄 어디서 아파해요 나 여기 있어
아님 혹시 다른 사람과 다른 사랑하니 보고싶어 my baby

내 맘은 이리 울적한데 말할 사람이 없다
나도 가끔 활짝 웃고 싶은데 곁엔 아무도 없다
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

그땐 그랬지 우리사인 투명하고 깨끗했지
처음에는 애틋했지 다들 그래 알면서 왜 그랬지
(but) 갈수록 유리 깨지듯 손에 낀 반지가 빛 바래지듯
날카로운 칼에 베이듯 속박이란 사슬에 목이 죄이듯
늘 좋을 줄 만 알았던 너와의 기억도
풀리지 않던 오해 및 상처만 남아 싫어도
헤어져란 말은 끝까지 참았어야만 했는데
(그래도) 싸우고 다투던 그때가 지금보단 나았을텐데

내 맘은 이리 울적한데 말할 사람이 없다
나도 가끔 활짝 웃고 싶은데 곁엔 아무도 없다
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

나는 아직도 매일 눈을 뜨면 네가 옆에 있는 것만 같아
우리 함께했던 많은 시간을 되돌릴 순 없나 아-아-아-
내 맘은 이리 울적한데 말할 사람이 없다
나도 가끔 활짝 웃고 싶은데 곁엔 아무도 없다 아-아-아-아-

내 맘은 이리 울적한데 말할 사람이 없다
나도 가끔 활짝 웃고 싶은데 곁엔 아무도 없다
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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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! 🙂

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 😦

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 :().  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.  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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Britney Learns Gangnam Style from Psy

It’s amazing how big Gangnam Style is all around the world!

And now, Britney gets to learn how to dance Gangnam Style from Psy himself!

Britney and Simon Cowell were guests on The Ellen Show. Ellen brought up that Britney made a tweet one time that she wanted to learn Gangnam Style. And lo and behold, Ellen surprises Britney by bringing out Psy to teach him.

I guess you can say Britney was shocked! Hahaha.. I guess she never expected Psy to come and teach her. I think her surprise was genuine. Look at the last few seconds of the video, she didn’t know what to do and she was surprised by the dance lessons.

But Psy is a character! I like it. “Dress classy and dance cheesy” is epic quote of this season!

You go Psy!

**credits: TheEllenShow@yt

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