vineri, 22 august 2014

Music to the Ears (WINNER'S Empty)

You know, I'm not really a fan of Winner. I have a friend who has been keeping an eye out for their debut and always told me how much she likes Taehyun. However, I didn't pay much attention and just shrugged her off.

But their singles got me thinking. I thought they would go with the latest trend and do something sexy or badass. They did ballads. They started with soft voices and meaningful lyrics. I was impressed. For a rookie band, debuting with soft songs doesn't really work. Of course, there are more factors in between like the advertising process. But they really hit it off well.

I'm not a big fan of their album either. I think there are about three songs that I like. One of them is Empty. I really like the sound of their voices and how well they interact with each other. The low voice of Minho at the beginning of the song makes you instantly like it. Seunghoon's raspy voice is quite enjoyable too. I was impressed. I have it on my phone now and listen to it often. I am happy that they did something like this instead of something usual.



아홉 번째 편지

Dear Anonymous,

Something is wrong with me these past few days. I feel numb. I try not to think too much and just concentrate on what I have to do. Someone told me to stop and order my thoughts. People around me seem like shadows; or maybe I became the shadow. 

Happy smiles usually hide troubles. There are many people who hide their true feelings and bury them in the depths of their hearts. Those feelings change you. When you feel depressed and lonely, your whole demeanor changes. Some notice and ask you what is wrong but most people don't notice at all. It's all fake if you think about it. I got to the point where I'm wondering if someone had ever been genuinely worried about me. 《Are you alright? You don't seem alright 》Did anyone ever ask you that?

sâmbătă, 16 august 2014

Lost Days

So I started to watch Lost Days yersterday and I've seen only two episodes but I'm kind of getting into it. The plot is pretty good, surprisingly. I wanted to see how Seto Koji evolved as an actor and what kind of characters he takes on these days and I liked it. He's the lovesick, grown up, responsible but mysterious guy. That's very cliche but everyone likes it, including me.

Another thing that surprised me was that I really enjoyed watching the girls. Their characters aren't as annoying as they usually make them. Maybe it's because I study japanese now but I think they act more normal than I've seen before, in other dramas. 

A group of university students who belong to the same tennis club, Shino Yuta, Sakurada Miki, Sasaki Rinka, Takano Natsu, Fueki Mana, Tachibana Satsuki and Sakurada Wataru, go on a graduation trip to a cottage in the mountains in winter. Although the seven members seem to be good friends, each of them actually has secrets which they cannot tell anyone about; hidden feelings of love and jealousy. Yuta, the cool and brilliant president of the club, is attracted to the sociable and trusting Miki, and intends to tell her about his feelings on this trip, but things do not work out the way he wants. Miki is dating Yuta’s good friend, the free-spirited Natsu and is so into him that she is blind to her surroundings. The seven friends have conflicting positions and when love starts to go down the tubes, a murder occurs like a bolt from the blue. Amid the fear and doubt, hidden emotions begin to come into the open through exchanges which probe each other’s intentions.


So overall is more about their own secrets than anything else. There's suspense and romance and it may not be the best but it's good. I started it because of personal reasons but I like it so far and I'm sure other people would like it too.So, I won't really do a review because I didn't finish it yet but I will put it out there for people to see it if they want to check it out.



So, I actually finished this drama after a few days and there are some things that pissed me off. There is some fucked up shit going on as you get towards the end. I don't want to spoil it for you so the review will be a little vague. 

The story is indeed about these six friends who go on a graduation trip. They go somewhere in the mountain to Miki's super luxurious house. They meet Miki's brother who was there for his own reason. Wataru is quite an interesting character. He looks ready to blow up most of the time. He can piss you off really badly. One character that I find nice is Rinka. She has her own secrets and thibgs get really messed up for her. However, I find her as the most interesting character. The boys are pretty much boys. The plot is full of suspense and it always leaves you to wonder what will happen next. I recommend it. There is one thing I wasn't expecting was the end. You will see why.



vineri, 8 august 2014

EYES,NOSE,LIPS Covers

Let's take a moment and admire some EYES,NOSE,LIPS covers that seem to touch our hearts.




1. TABLO's cover but not really...it's more like a featuring because Taeyang sings in it. However it is very touching and is my favorite.


2. Lydia's cover is heartwarming. It has hat kind of sorrowful feeling to it and it comes from her voice alone. It sounds beautiful.


3. AKMU are just...wonderful. They are so young and they sing it so softly. It's just so beautiful.


4. Surprisingly, I did like TOPP DOGG's cover. It has a different feel to it.


5. Eric Nam decided to cover it too


6. I had to place him too. He is such a talented kid



7. I love 2Bic. You should too. They have incredible voices that calm you quickly. I enjoy listening to their voices.



8. I love this. I like her voice.

 

9. I didn't expect this one to sound so well.


10. The last one (even though there are so many many more) is by a guy too. Sorry but for me it has more meaning if it is sung by a guy. Blame my taste. I like guys' voices more than girls'.






luni, 4 august 2014

Some Nice Comebacks

There were a few comebacks in July...I kind of missed them a little. The whole month had been so full and I didn't have time to check on much.

My favorite comeback, and maybe biased, is Block B's. It has no drama, no real plot, colourful images and deeper concept if we talk about music. I love it. It's so crazy and makes you question their cerebral activity and where the heck it's going to. So yes, I love it.



Another comeback that I truely enjoyed was Infinite's. Their comeback song, Back, sounds so Woolim-ish and Infinite-ish that it was hard to miss. Their songs are so catchy that you cannot not listen to them. In the last two years or so, Infinite definitely made some changes in their style. Besides that, SungJong looks so manly now. I am amazed by their stylists and well, maybe a late puberty. Anyway, there's definitely something going on in his body. The rappers sing, everyone sings in 'Back'. I like that.



Jung JoonYoung is an artist that I'm always going to look forward to. He is very independent and has his own style and concept. He wants to show different sides of him but at the same time, different sides of the rock/pop music. I think he did an excelent job so far.His newest album sounds completely different than his first. This one goes more towards the alternative sound than his last. It has more upbeat songs and his voice sounds better. He puts his personality in his music and it's so audible lol



GOT7 had a pretty good comeback too. The boys are young and they needed a yoouthful concept. "A" is a good song. I enjoy the dance, as well. They seem like they have a lot of fun with it and you can see how much they enjoy each other. To me, they look like a real young boy band. They look like family and that will help them a lot in the future. Anyway, the song is joyful and colourful and perfect for summer. It's also catchy and puts you in a good mood.



Surprisingly, I listened to F(x)'s comeback song more than once. At first it sounded like a mess. I still think that. But I like the mess. The chorus is very catchy and the concept itself is interesting. Red Light seems promising but I don't know just how promising. It doesn't seem like it will last for very long.



One comeback that made me stop and think a little was Solo Day by B1A4. These guys changed the most in the K-pop industry (from my point of view). They started off as childish, colourful and common and got to the point where I actually aknowledge them. And it's not only me. In Korea people say that B1A4 is for young people, for kids. That is true from some aspects but they have so many faces that we didn't see yet. I have big expectations from them because I know they can pull it off. This song is good for summer, for radio, for anyone who wants to relax. It's that song you listen to on the way to the beach.


sâmbătă, 21 iunie 2014

Hateful comments are getting annoying

Ok so I had to change this post a little. I read more about this scandal and the reason why k fans are so mad. I understood their point and it's pretty clear that they don't care about the relationship as much as how they announced it.

So they were hinting towards a possible relationship from the beginning while fans were protecting them. I do think that it was a little sudden and they might have played a dangerous game with hints and things. But, I still don't think it deserves a scandal over it. The stands are dissapointed and they feel as if someone fooled around with them. I understand that and maybe that's right.

I saw some nasty comments, though and I don't think they deserve such harsh punishment. They had to be more careful and respectful towards their fans but I think that fans are taking this scandal at an unnecessary high level.

However, that doesn't mean I don't feel like there is a lack of respect from the fans too. They should support the two idols from the perspective of a fan. They did something wrong as a person but that doesn't have to come in between the fan and their music. That's when people realize they like the idols because of their image not for their music. I go with the second one.

I do realize that maybe Baekhyun is fucked up and definitely not innocent. I started to like him because of these reasons, truthfully. I will remain his fan no matter what.

Besides that, I really feel disgusted by the hate comments about Baekhyun. I hope he doesn't give a shit about it. A friend told me that sasaeng eventually found out about another EXO K member dating someone from APINK. You know what? If it's true, good for them. Personally, I like the girls from APink and I like Taeyeon. They are talented young women and I support them.

I wonder sometimes, are they even conscious that idols are not what they seem? They have similar personalities with any other boy/girl you see at the Mall or in the park. He may even be the nerd from school or the cockblocking good friend. Anyone can be an idol, therefore, any idol can very well go back being anyone.

miercuri, 18 iunie 2014

Gackt and Atsushi

I was looking through the best japanese songs tops and I found EXILE again lol They're everyhwere. Anyway, I didn't know Gackt had a new song. Did you see the PV? I almost cried. It's really a touching song and his deep voice goes really well with the ballad type. While watcing it I was imagining Genesis singing that :D

But seriously now, that must have costed a lot of money.


As a huge, mega fan of EXILE's Atsushi, I present you my favorite songs from him.That man has a super voice. (and super abs) Most of the time I really enjoy seeing him badass but it's nice to see the sensitive part, mostly when it comes out so naturally and beautiful.