luni, 26 mai 2014


There are some songs that I cannot exclude from my playlist. I listen to them a lot, lately.

1. This song impresses me as a whole. The MV is definitely not what it seems. The lyrics are so good and Hyorin's voice goes so well with Mad Clown's rap. I know they collaborated before, on Hyorin's album, but this song is just so catchy and good.

2. Akdong Musicians are already one of my favorite rookies. They have a lot of potential and I love how free they are to make the music they want. Melted is a song that touched me a lot. It shows the world through innocent eyes, the eyes of young people who see the wrongs and goods with pure eyes. I like Give Love and 200% too. Their album is amazing, overall. These two siblings have a bright future ahead. I wished I had a brother whom I could sing with :(

3. I am completely in love with Wheesung's voice. I like his other songs a lot but Night and Day seemed to attract me more. His powerful vocal skills always impressed me. I didn't even know the MV of this song. I was surprised when I saw Teen Top\s CAP in it and being surprisingly handsome. The song is good but the MV could have been better. 

4. I don't know exactly who Megan Lee is. I know that she had videos of her covering some songs on YouTube but that's all. That doesn't matter. Her voice has something that catches your attention. I like her song and how happy it can make you feel. It's refreshing. (is it me of Junhyung is really good at finding awesome singers and producing for them?)

5. I am a sucker for good ballads. IU came back with an awesome song. I like how they kept it simple but classy and meaningful. That's the best way to make a good ballad.

6. I love Phantom. These guys are so awesome and their songs are so different than most bands in K-pop. They are pop-ish but not entirely. Gain's soft vocals makes the song even better. I didn't expect them to make an MV for Seoul Lonely but thanks God they did! It's good. I enjoy this song and Phantom's work in general.

7. I don't know who they are. Truthfully, I just found this song yesterday! But it sounds so smooth and sweet. Joy O'clock...I will look them up.

8. I love FT Island. I can't help myself. I have been a fan of their music ever since they had their debut. The style changed slightly but they still make good music. Lee Jaejin is my favorite. I have a soft spot for him and for his voice. His OST from Bride of the Century is just so cute! I have my playlist on shuffle and this song always comes up to brighten my day.

9. Another song is from CNBLUE. Cold Love is a song with such potential! I am disappointed they didn't make an MV for it! There were so many approaches! That song is so awesome in so many ways! It's obvious how much they have been influenced by the western rock/alternative. I like this song more than Can't Stop Me Now.

10. And the last one, though there are more, believe me, is 100%'s Beat. I didn't expect it. my best friend loves Top Media and therefore, she loves 100% but I didn't know how cool this song was until I listened to it willingly. At the same time, there's also F.Cuz' One Love. There's a tie between them. I just love both songs the same and I can't decide.

PS: Other songs that are on repeat, for me at least, are:

Orange Caramel's Catallena
Seungri's Come to My
BTS' Just One Day
Speed's Don't Tease Me
MBLAQ's Our Relationship
Block B's Jackpot
Exo's Lucky
g.o.d's The Lone Duckling
Jay Park's Metronome
4Men's Erase
Lyn's whole album (LOL)
MIB's Chisa Bounce

Major Comebacks 1

As everyone knows, this summer will be crazy. Firstly, we have a lot, and I mean A LOT of comebacks. I recognize that I am looking forward to Big Bang's comeback.

One of the most interesting comebacks will Taeyang's. FINALLY! I have been waiting for his solo for a while now. I am very excited.

Except that, Infinite came back with a great MV. It's awesome. I sincerely thought it will be slower and have a different feeling to it but I am pretty happy with it as it is. It's a great song and I am growing very fond of Sunggyu's voice. Last Romeo is a great song.

A good comeback, but with a lot of fuss around it, is EXO's. I admit, it kind of blew me away and I am not sure if it's good or bad. With that lawsuit regarding Kris and everything that came up after that announcement, I was a little reluctant to check out their comeback. But it's not bad. It actually sounds good. Overdose is a good song but the album overall is creepy. 

VIXX came back too! With a time travel concept. I have to say that, I love it. I am not a big fan of VIXX but they can pull off the dark image. Eternity sounds good and the MV is nice. I'm curious how the whole album sounds like so I will check it out.

Shingeki no Kyojin MOVIE?!

Of course people already found out about that. I knew too. I was expecting it, actually. But, there are some news!

It was revealed that popular actor Miura Haruma will star in upcoming film "Shingeki no Kyojin ( "Attack on Titan")".He will play Eren. 

Well, I don't know what to think of it. I'm very excited to see who will play Levi and Misaka. I can't wait! I have high expectations. Please everyone, do a good job and choose the cast carefully. This is like my second most favorite anime in a while! (Nothing beats Death Note :D)

What do you think?

sâmbătă, 3 mai 2014

What I like about...Ayano Go

My newest obsession is Ayano Go.

He is 32 but he doesn't look to be older than 25. He is a Japanese actor whom I truly picture as a real life Hibari Kyoya. Seriously. He might have more than one cold expression on his face but, if you had watched/will watch Saigo no Keikan (The Last Policeman), you will see my point. He doesn't smile, not even a little bit, throughout the whole drama.

The National Police Safety Rescue, or NPS is the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s special assault team which possesses both the mobility of the Special Unit (SAT) as well as the investigative skills of the Special Investigations Team (SIT), and is tasked with bringing criminals into custody alive. This small elite team is a new approach to fighting against heinous crimes. Kamikura Ichigo (Mukai Osamu) retired from the life of a professional boxer and became a police officer after that. In his second year working as a uniformed police officer, an incident leads to him being scouted by the NPS. Armed with excellent reflexes, explosive power and punches honed through boxing, Kamikura is a close combat specialist who is good at getting control over his opponents using barefists. On the other hand, Soga Iori (Ayano Go) is a member of the SAT. Described as superhuman, he prides himself in his sharpshooting and is the SAT’s best sniper. Soga was once assigned to a police precinct because he had aspirations to become a detective. Before long, he arrested three robbers and attracted attention as one of the promising newcomers. He is cool and collected, has great concentration, endurance, perception as well as combat ability; the embodiment of the SAT’s ideal male.

That's what Google says. However, from my point of view, it's a good emotional drama. Why? Because it shows two world, two hearts. On one side, there is Ichigo, whose hands aren't made for fighting, but for protecting people. At first I thought that sounded like bullshit but you can clearly see how positive and naive can this character be. Truthfully, I did start to watch this for Osamu Mukai but Ayano Go took the light; for me, at least. In the moment I saw him play the sorrowful Soga, I immediately started to imagine Hibari, lol. He just gives me that feeling. He seems cold and a little bit ignorant towards emotions in general, but he isn't. There is Ichigo, thinking that criminals shouldn't be killed. They should live so that the victims could have someone to blame, someone who will pay for what he has done. Soga's thoughts are the exact opposite. The criminals have to be killed once they reach a level of madness. If they live, they will only go back to their original intentions; always. 

Therefore, I really recommend this drama. It's awesome and it has only 10 episodes, sadly. Besides Saigo no Keikan, there is one drama that I enjoy a lot: Saiko no Raikon (The Great Divorce). It's funny, it talks about divorce and the idea of marriage. IT talks about relationships and the hardships and changing you have to get through in marriage. Besides, it has 

Maki Yoko (whom I sincerely love. She's really pretty and classy and feminine. Watch her in Osozaki no Himawari with Toma Ikuta),

Ono Machiko (who plays very well and is really pretty too. Watch her in Summer Rescue) 

and Nagayama Eita (Whom I first saw  in Sunao ni Narenakute, with Jaejoong. Watch him with MatsuJun in Lucky Seven. That's a great drama, as well)

This drama is epic: 

These two dramas are the only ones I could watch so far. I have classes and don't have so much time for myself anymore. But, I truly recommend them. 

And to reach my point. Ayano Go doesn't really play characters who are very crazy or really weird (like Kenichi Matsuyama for example) but the roles definitely fit him and make him super supper awesome. No, seriously. Sometimes that poker face really helps the mood and makes his character funny. He's growing on me quickly. Osamu-san's position is in danger lol