Archive for April, 2009

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1000 Song Challenge – 26/04/09

April 26, 2009

I love shows like this because even though I rarely know the songs that they’re singing, it really gives you a chance to hear these artist’s raw, authentic voices – and they rarely disappoint. Also you don’t really need subs for them and that’s always a plus. So Suju and Davichi – two of my current faves! – guested on this episode and thankfully, the cuts have already been uploaded by CodeAnalysis on Yt.

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IU Update

April 25, 2009

Here’s her new MV for ‘Boo’.

Okay, yes, the concept and the song are very different from ‘Mia’ and probably not what you were expecting from her (I know I wasn’t) but it really isn’t that bad and we shouldn’t think of it as a step down but instead as her trying out a new style. Honestly, ‘Boo’ really is a very cute, catchy enough song and it’s impossible to hide IU’s impressive vocal ability in a song like this – and look on the bright side, it may be on the cutesy side but at least, they didn’t digitalize her voice or use a ton of synthesizer – and for that, we should always be grateful.

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And Now I’ll Be Marrying DongHae Too…

April 16, 2009

Well you know – if he’ll have me.

What spurred this, you ask? Other than DongHae just being his super cute, fantastic, sensitive, sweet self?

This (subbed) clip from the Star Golden Bell episode that DH, EunHyuk, ShinDong and Kyuhyun (OMG, KYU, YAY!!!!!!!!! Did I mention I love him?) guested on – in the clip, DongHae talks about his dream marriage. Apparently all you’d have to do to make our little fish happy is to kiss him when he wakes up (check!), make a sandwich for him for breakfast (I can make sandwiches – I am a sandwich-making QUEEN), fix his necktie for him before he leaves for work (is he going to start working in an office in the next 8 years? Why’s he wearing a necktie? But whatever, I CAN DO THAT TOO! Ties were a part of my school uniform. ^^) and then kiss him before he leaves the house (yes, because this part would SO be a problem…). So it’s settled then – clearly, I am going to marry DongHae in the next few years. There’s only like a two year age difference between us (he’s older) so yay for that. You never know, it could happen.

It could!

Hmm, funny how just a few hours ago, I was fantasizing about marrying HanGeng. Oh well, whoever will have me – I’m not picky. I think this brings my total up to about ten faux husbands. Aish, at this rate, I’ll end up in jail….

*end fangirling session* Anyway, you guys go check out that video and when you’re done, drop ELSubs a line and let them know how awesome they are for subbing this (and please don’t ask them if they’re going to sub the whole show – if they’re going to, they will; if they won’t, they won’t so just wait and see).

OMG, and Younha! Thank you for having a song that I really like and making up for the disappointment that was 1,2,3. Yes, it’s cute but I just wasn’t feeling it. I’m not much of a fan of her more upbeat stuff, it seems.

Maki

Oh, and please check out Yesung in this cut from Suju’s Come to Play episode. This, right here, is why I love him so much – because really, who does not love a hot dork? I know I do. Yesung oppa, saranghaeyo~ &hearts

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Bling’s Birthday Post, Part Deux!

April 10, 2009

So since it was our lovely Jonghyun-ssi’s birthday recently, I decided to spread some JH love by posting up a few of my personal favourite/must-see videos of him. I already wished him happy birthday in my last post but I also wanted to do something a little different this time around as well so here goes. I hope you’ll check out a few of these if you haven’t already seen them (or even if you have) – there are some really nice ones and um, this is probably going to be all over the place so please bear with me.

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Here’s To My Boy…

April 8, 2009

Ah, so my Jonghyun bb’s birthday has finally arrived – I’ve been looking forward to it for awhile now because we’re officially chingu again (yay!) and even though he said he likes noonas, I don’t really like feeling like a pedo so yay for our mutual 19-ness! I’m a little bit late with this because I just didn’t feel like doing this yesterday when it was his actual birthday (in Korea) but since it’s still the 8th here, I think it’s all right.

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Now what can I say about this boy? He’s one of my favourite boys in K-pop and these are a lot of reasons why he ended up claiming that spot – He’s talented, cute, confident ( a little too much sometimes), affectionate, a little crazy, excitable, sensitive, funny, amusing, pushy, loud, honest, determined, dedicated and passionate – and even though he sometimes frustrates me, I’m super protective of him (well, as protective as a fan can be anyway). I fell in love with his voice first and foremost and up to now, every time I hear him sing something new, I remember why he impressed me so much in the first place. But honestly his voice isn’t the only reason I love him – I really think he’s an amazing person and sure, he’s got his flaws but he has so many commendable traits too. I love how devoted and passionate he is about what he’s doing – and not just with regard to singing but about making music too. I have no doubt that he’s doing what he was born to do. He’s a natural born entertainer and is just so confident on and off stage and refreshingly comfortable in front of a camera – although it’s really no wonder considering he’s like the king of selcas. XD

Hmm, I remember being shocked by how mature and charismatic he was on stage and then how fun and childish he was off stage and then after my surprise faded, I grew to love how bouncy and eager he gets when he’s excited and I also came to appreciate that with all that confidence, he still has a large measure of humility and sensitivity too. Sure, he’s aware of how talented he is but I don’t think he’s ever disregarded how much work it must have taken to get him there and I’ll never forget how emotional and overcome he was when SHINee got their first number one on M! Countdown. That’s something else that I really like about him – how many sides he has – one minute, he’s excited and bouncing off the walls and the next, he’s sensitive and quiet and pensive and then he goes on stage and his charisma’s off the charts and it seems like he’s grown by ten years right in front of your eyes. He’s extremely hard-working and dedicated to improving himself but that doesn’t mean he can’t have fun too – anyone who’s watched Yunhanam or any number of SHINee videos can attest to the fact that he always manages to find a way to goof off (especially if Key’s around).

So he’s a lot of things – a camwhore, the king of both expressions and fanservice, funny, sweet, kind, affectionate, playful, childish, shy (at times), a tease, loud and pushy (they go hand-in-hand if you didn’t know), determined, excitable, sensitive, talented and generally just a bundle of fun. He wasn’t my initial favourite in SHINee but he’s definitely claimed that spot now. So saengil chukhamnida, Jong-Hyunnie! Noona (oh wait, no, that doesn’t apply anymore) Well, I just wish you all of God’s richest blessings and I know you’ll go on to accomplish great, fantastic, wonderful, amazing things this year. I hope you get closer to the other members, hopefully get to see your family every once in awhile, stay in touch with your friends and just grow, improve, learn, become even better and keep blowing us all away. You’ll always have my support, babe. Happy Birthday. ♥

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What I’m Listening To…

April 8, 2009

So while I work on Jonghyun’s birthday post – whoo, saengil chukhahae, my little 4D boy! – I’d like to share with you a song that I’m really feeling right now. It’s from Navi’s second single – the title song, ‘Heart Damage’ features Crown J but I really prefer the second song on the album entitled ‘Gireseo’ (On The Road) – it’s beautiful and her voice is so piercing and soulful here that it can’t help but make an impression.

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I hope you enjoy it.

Maki

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Sorry, Sorry Performances, FTW!

April 5, 2009

Okay, it is official – I love Suju’s ‘Sorry, Sorry’ performances. Really. I feel about them the way I felt about SHINee’s LLO performances and DBSK’s ‘Wrong Number’ performances and I just can’t get enough of them. They’re all really, really good! (Ok, well, not all but most of them are.) And today’s was no different – I always say that the best performances happen on Inkigayo. There were so many good points but I’ll just try to list the highlights for you.

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