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Monday, November 19, 2012

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 2012 - PSY GANGNAM STYLE FT MC HAMMER

Just when you think 'Gangnam Style' is overplayed, PSY does this to contradict being boring and predictable.

With overflowing compliments from Will.i.am for an introduction, what more can you expect but pure awesomeness?

And pure awesomeness we get! In this video, where PSY is given the honour to close the show, he rocks the award night and puts a fresh spin on it with his collaboration with MC HAMMER on what is now a very popular Gangnam Style/2 Legit Mashup!! 

I don't know about you but it sure feels like being at his concert, the way he worked the crowd!

Ready for another round of
'OPPA GANGNAM STYLE' ?




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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

UNCERTAINTIES

NOTHING IS CERTAIN BUT DEATH AND TAXES
(Benjamin Franklin - yes, the man we have to thank for electricity!)



Sounds daunting doesn't it? But let's admit it, we all go through times when we are faced with doubts. Many of us still go through it. As much as I'd like to say that's 'another phase of life'...I don't think it is. The truth is that uncertainty is simply a part of life.

Whether it is the decision of joining a new society in school, choosing your career or even moving homes - there is always THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN. Like it or not, we are constantly filled with 'WHAT IF' questions :

'What if they think I'm an idiot?' 

'What if I don't fit in?'

'What if my project/ presentation/ date / exam / play *fill in the blank* goes horribly wrong?'

There are no guarantees in life. Well, apart from death. And taxes as mentioned. And all those terrible diseases you'd get if you don't exercise. No one can guarantee that we will wake up the next morning or that the sun will shine.Yet, uncertainties are what push us to our limits. It is the very fact that we do not know the outcome that we work harder and strive for the best. It is what drives us and encourages the creative process. Thomas Edison didn't know that he would invent the light bulb but he tried and finally succeeded on his 100th? attempt. 

Uncertainties is also what give us the excitement and flavour in life. Can you imagine knowing how your day will turn out every. single. day? Or if you knew you would be unsuccessful in something. Would you still attempt it? The fact is, uncertainties give us that mystery in life and every so often, we are greeted with pleasant surprises.

I know it's difficult sometimes when there are just so many variables. Especially if you're making a major decision that could be life changing. So to ease that anxiousness, here are my advices:

3. Embrace it - accept uncertainties and treat it like your friend to push you to do better or just keep that spice in your life

2. Understand that Life has its own plans - it sounds silly but I really think it's true. Sometimes shit happens and you think it's probably the worst thing that can occur then. But somewhere down the road, when you look back, whatever happened was just necessary for you to grow and make you stronger

1. Love yourself - at the end of the day, it is yourself against uncertainty. You will have to deal with your decisions and emotions. What's important is to remember that we often neglect the most important person to us - ourselves. We are quick to self blame but never fast enough to give ourselves a pat on the back when we do something well

Now, after this very long post (which is unlike me), I shall leave you with this picture to ponder upon.


IF YOU KEEP HESITATING AND NEVER TAKE THAT STEP FORWARD BECAUSE YOU'RE UNCERTAIN, YOU WILL NEVER DISCOVER THE ADVENTURES THAT AWAIT YOU!
(PJ - PHANTOM BLOGGER AT SMALLDOTFARTS)




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Sunday, September 16, 2012

JOE HISAISHI (久石 譲)- THE PATH OF WIND (風のとおり道 / KAZE NO TOORIMICHI)

Joe Hisaishi, is a composer and director known for over 100 film scores and solo albums dating back to 1981. He is best known for his work with animator Hayao Miyazaki, having composed scores for many of his films including Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), Porco Rosso (1992), Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001), Howl's Moving Castle (2004) and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008).

This piece, 'The Path of Wind' which I wish to introduce to everyone is from the soundtrack of My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトトロ). There's just something really magical about this arrangement. I came across it randomly as I was searching for the soundtrack of Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し), whose film score was also composed and conducted by Joe Hisaishi. In short, he's a musical genius. Being able to breathe life into the notes coming from his piano alongside the most perfect accompaniment of cello sounds, this is more than just a song.
It's perfection in itself.

The first time I watched Joe Hisaishi performing this song (video attached below), I just froze. Its melody carried my mind along with it into the wind, allowing me to visit places I've never been and from there, it became clear that the music was simply trying to tell a story. I was so absorbed in his music that I unknowingly had tears flowing down my cheeks. The story, the melody and the harmony was poignant in every way. From soft keys of uncertainty to the flawless blending of melancholic sounds from the cello, I was sure that this was love. The unbelievable teamwork of both Joe Hisaishi and the cellist allowed the song to flow smoothly without awkward gaps or pauses. During the entire time, they were both possessed.
Possessed by the music that spoke through their fingers.

It's just amazing how I felt so much emotions in the span of one song. Confusion, joy, pain, doubt, distress, fear, love and last but not least, hope. It's definitely music that transcends generations and speaks for itself. Nothing I say here can truly describe how beautiful this piece is and how much it moved me inside.

I hope that you'll be able to see what I see.
Enjoy.



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PHANTOM (팬텀)- BURNING (버닝) MV [HAN. | ROM. | ENG.]

Phantom's a hip hop project trio under Brand New Music which I've recently discovered. The group consists of three members: Kiggen, Sanchez and Hanhae. 
I love the melody for 'Burning'. The chorus, really. It's very addictive. 

"I'm burning down tonight. I still can hear your voice."
"I'm burning down, my girl. I keep seeing your smile."
"I've been blinded by you. It doesn't make sense. We're too young."
"Maybe I'm crazy. Please don't let me go."

Needless to say, the lyrics are about a man who's still haunted by a recent break up. His burning heart was a representation of his love for her although I must say that it's pretty funny to see so much fire in the video. Sanchez just reminds me of firebender, Aang. And the most ridiculous thing in the video? Did that girl just pour alcohol over the fire to EXTINGUISH it? -_- 
But anyway, regardless of the music video, I must say I like the song. The lyrics portray nothing more but hurt so there's not much explanation needed here. 

Enjoy the song! :)


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Saturday, September 15, 2012

HAVE A FARTILICIOUS SUNDAY!

As you all must be aware by now, here at smalldotfarts, we encourage healthy farts. 
The reason behind the name? 
An inside joke we siblings share :)
Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, have a great day! 
And here, I shall impart a 'flailing-chicken-tryin-to-fly' picture from the gardens of Drum Castle. 
Pretty classy, eh? heh.



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G-DRAGON- 그XX/그새끼 [UNCENSORED | ENG.]

Were you getting sick of the bleeping sound while listening to this song like I was? Well, I've got an uncensored version right here with English subs. I know it's a swear word that's dubbed inappropriate for those under 19 but heck, we all have mature minds that won't get rotten just from hearing a curse word. Don't you think it's important to listen to the whole song without being distracted by the bleeping sound? It just disrupts the whole flow of the song, na' mean? Besides, the lyrics of this song expresses the pain of a man who tries to suppress his feelings for a friend who's taken. 

"They say love is blind. Oh, baby, you so blind"
Being attached to an unfaithful man and yet living in denial is our heroine who's snatched GD's heart. Refusing to believe that her boyfriend would cheat on her and giving him her full trust, she's an ignorant one. They say ignorant is bliss but it doesn't apply in relationships. 

"What does that bastard have that I don't? Exactly why can't I have you?"
"That bastard doesn't love you. Until when are you going to cry like a fool?"
GD, on the other hand, in short, has been friendzoned. Yup, that's the only way to put it. He feels like dying every time he sees her sad but there's nothing he can do. She's happiest when she's with him and that's what friends do, right? Support each other? 


NO! 
YOU'VE GOT IT WRONG! 
I know it's just a song but in reality, this isn't what you should do! You can't just stand idly by when the girl you love is being two-three-four-timed! This is why there's so many cliched Korean dramas out there! 
The pain of unrequited love. 
Like a few thousand jabs to the heart. But worse. 
I'm not telling you to go about breaking good relationships apart just cause of what you read here, but seriously. If that man's bad for her, let her know. So many woman live in denial and sure enough, they'll come to regret it someday. Because the REAL person who loved her didn't step up. 

What's worse than an unrequited love? 
NOT KNOWING. 
That uncertainty will haunt you forever. 
I've just got one thing to say; "If you love her, LET HER KNOW!"

I didn't mean for this to become a rant but it just did. ahahha. 
미안!


Go on and enjoy the pain! (Turn on 'CC' to view subs!)


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LEO SAYER- YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING


I've decided to dedicate a corner tagged #OLDIEBUTAGOODIE :D
During my summer break in Scotland, I remember annoying everyone with this song. ahaha. It was just so addictive! And you know what's the worst part? I had no idea what the lyrics were and just mumbled the tune repetitively. But this is such a great song. It really is!


I challenge you to sing along to it! If your head doesn't start to bop and you fight the urge to flail your arms, you, sir, have yet to enjoy life! tsk tsk!




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Sunday, September 9, 2012

PSY - Matrix Deleted Scene??

'Oppa Gangnam Stye!'

You must have heard it somewhere, at least once if not many times! PSY's Gangnam Style has taken the world by storm and it seems that this song (and the horse-riding dance) is not slowing down. PSY was recently invited to the MTV VMA 2012 in California and even made it to the 'Best Dressed' list on Bilboard!

With all that craze going around, there undoubtedly would be a gazillion videos made about/for him.

This is one of the most popular one these day, with a mash-up of the all time cool slow-mo firing action movie - MATRIX- and the elevator scene of his song.

Popularly dubbed 'The Matrix Deleted Scene', I'm sure you'd agree it fits perfectly! (Especially after watching Neo's expression at the end!)


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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

G-DRAGON : THAT XX (OFFICIAL MV)

If there's one word to describe GD, it would be V.E.R.S.A.T.I.L.E.

Be it fashion or music, there's no territory uncovered by this talented young man. 'One of A Kind' was just out there with a heavy bass and was in your face. 'That XX' is a 180 degree change with a simple guitar accompaniment and a more easy-going MV. 

Fret not, this song still maintains its level of badass! ;)




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Monday, August 27, 2012

PSY- GANGNAM STYLE [MUSIC CORE CONCERT]

SWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
THIS is how you partay, GANGNAM STYLE ;]




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Friday, August 24, 2012

G-DRAGON : ONE OF A KIND OFFICIAL MV

It seems that YG artists are making headlines after headlines these days!

Although we're still catching our breaths from the horse-riding dance of PSY's Gangnam Style (OPPA GANGNAM STYLE~~ ), it is now time to turn to GD's comeback as a solo artist since his last activity in 2009!

Announcing his comeback with his single, 'ONE OF A KIND', GD has gone back to his original Hip Hop roots. The concept of the video is, as always, different from the rest. We also get to see Taeyang's cameo. Seeing how they look and having the two of them together is just reminiscent of the days when they first debuted. After all, they are the most senior trainees in YG before the rest of BIG BANG came along.

Before I go off on a tangent, I present to you the official MV!

YES SIR, YOU'RE ONE OF A KIND!


PS - I'M DEFINITELY LOVING THE TIGER AND BEAR CUB IN THIS VIDEO!


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G-DRAGON- ONE OF A KIND [MV TEASER]

ARE YOU GUYS READYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!
2+ hours left till showtime, babeyh :)



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Thursday, August 23, 2012

싸이 (PSY)- 강남스타일 (GANGNAM STYLE) MV

HELLO HELLO! :)
So while I've been away on my summer holiday, someone has been gaining popularity FAST. Popularity not just restricted to Asian countries but Gangnam style has practically gone viral. It's all everybody's raving about these days and I don't blame them. PSY is awesome and so is the song. It's so catchy and the lyrics have swag but it's sweet too. And although the horse riding dance move was awkward to watch at first, it then became addictive. Whenever the song is played, that's all you're gonna think of.

I'm really glad that it's PSY who's gaining such immense love from around the world. He's been a pretty underrated artist in Korea and if there was anyone who deserved all this fame, it would be him. He was an artist who always stayed true to his music and although sometimes he could be labelled as 'whacky', he was proud of it. He didn't pretend to gloss up his appearance or act like someone the public would love. He was just himself. And most of all, he's humble. He seems a little uncomfortable with all the fame he's gained overnight but I'm sure this would be a great turn around for his career.

싸이, 화이팅! :)




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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

REALIZATION


When I was younger, I always thought that failure does not define a person's future. And of course, I still think the same. It's the truth. However, getting over your failure, moving on and striving to achieve your best, that's the hard part. I always try to pick the pieces of my life back, convince myself that I'll try much MUCH harder the next time but more often than not, it never works out the way I want it to. Why? Because I never do try hard enough. And there's no one to blame but myself.

Because we're all different. 
Some people are born smart (and I'm not just saying it cause I'm in a spiteful mood). Some people have the discipline and perseverance to get what they want. And some people JUST KNOW what they want in life. I know it's unfair to myself for writing up this post. To give up before a fight. But how do people know how much fight is left in them before they stop? I'm sure I'm not the only teenager (I like to tell myself that I still am one) out there who feels this way. But why does this feeling weigh so heavily in my chest, it's making it hard for me to even breathe? Do all successful people know what they want in life? Is that why they're successful? 

Maybe it's because I'm Asian. All Asian parents ever want out of their children are A's. Then they want a doctor. Or a lawyer or an engineer or an architect. Or maybe a rocket scientist. But being successful isn't really defined by how intelligent a person is. At least that's what I want to believe. And life.......let's not go there. No one understands life.  

I just wish I knew what I wanted. And for once, I'd like to fight for what feels right. To do something that I'd want to continue doing for many many years to come. Is it just me? Feeling trapped at a crossroad with a gun pointed at my head? 

I just wish I knew. 

Choosing one option would mean that I'm ready to go into a battlefield unprepared. Everyone is holding a machine gun and all I could manage was a bow and an arrow.
Choosing the other option would kinda be a bloody battle too. I know what I have to do yet there are hundreds, no, thousands of soldiers ahead of me. 

But whichever I choose, by the end of the day, I would still accomplish my mission, right? Whatever mission that may be. It's just...this moment, right now, a 19 year old's mind feels messed up. No amount of advice is enough to clear my head and when I THINK it is, it just clouds up again. 

I don't even know why I'm blogging right now. It didn't really make me feel less heavy. But I know that this too, shall pass. It always does. 

I'm sorry if I wasted your time. I just needed to rant. Okay, I'm glad I took your time. Because this is how I feel right now...



P.S.- I'm embracing my vulnerability, unj. It feels good.


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Saturday, July 7, 2012

2NE1 - I LOVE YOU OFFICIAL MV

HERE IT IS! THE OFFICIAL MV FOR 2NE1'S NEW CHART-TOPPER!

This video is reminiscent of their work for 'Lonely' - visually appealing (with their edgy fashion) and hauntingly good tune!!


ENJOY!


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Thursday, July 5, 2012

2NE1- I LOVE YOU (AUDIO WITH ENG SUBS)

It has been a year but I dare say the wait is worth it!

Achieving an all kill on the Korean music charts, our ladies - CL, Bom, Dara and Minzy - are back!!!

With a mellow start to their song before hitting the beats like they do best, this song is truly different!




The official MV is not out yet but since we are used to being teased, here's a teaser for you ;)


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Thursday, June 28, 2012

어반 자카파 (URBAN ZAKAPA)- 나비 (BUTTERFLY) (FLY AWAY)

I'm beginning to warm up to K-Indie. 
It's so soothing and the vocals are lovely :)



Fly away butterfly
Fly away butterfly
그대여 나비처럼 날아가요
geu-dae-yeo na-bi-cheo-leom nal-a-ga-yo-
그 언젠가 내게로 돌아오겠죠
geu eon-jen-ga nae-ge-lo dol-a-o-get-jyo-
butterfly butterfly fly away from me
butterfly butterfly fly away from me
작은 바람결에도 그대 느낄 수 있게
jak-eun ba-lam-gyeol-e-do geu-dae neu-kkil su it-ge-
Fly away butterfly
Fly away butterfly
그대여 나비처럼 날아가요
geu-dae-yeo na-bi-cheo-leom nal-a-ga-yo-
이제는 저 멀리 날개를 펴고
i-je-neun jeo meol-li nal-gae-leul pyeo-go-
butterfly butterfly fly away from me
butterfly butterfly fly away from me
하늘의 구름처럼 항상 곁에 있을게
ha-neul-ui gu-leum-cheo-leom hang-sang gyeot-e it-eul-ge-

넌 나비처럼 날아와 부는 바람을 타고
neon na-bi-cheo-leom nal-a-wa bu-neun ba-lam-eul ta-go-
행복한 기억들만 안겨줬었지
haeng-bok-han gi-eok-deul-man an-gyeo-jwot-eot-ji-
너의 웃는모습과 좋았던 기억 모두
neo-ui ut-neun-mo-seub-gwa jo-at-deon gi-eok mo-du-
내게 남겨두고서 이제 떠나가네요
nae-ge nam-gyeo-du-go-seo i-je tteo-na-ga-ne-yo-
나 바보처럼 그대 생각하다 또 눈물이 나죠
na ba-bo-cheo-leom geu-dae saeng-gak-ha-da tto nun-mul-i na-jyo-
드리운 그리움 떨곳이 없죠
deu-li-un geu-li-um tteol-got-i eob-jyo-
내 마음 둘곳이 없죠
nae ma-eum dul-got-i eob-jyo-
마음은 아프지만 웃으며 보내줄게요
ma-eum-eun a-peu-ji-man ut-eu-myeo bo-nae-jul-ge-yo-
Fly away butterfly
Fly away butterfly
그대여 나비처럼 날아가요
geu-dae-yeo na-bi-cheo-leom nal-a-ga-yo-
그 언젠가 내게로 돌아오겠죠
geu eon-jen-ga nae-ge-lo dol-a-o-get-jyo-
butterfly butterfly fly away from me
butterfly butterfly fly away from me
작은 바람결에도 그대 느낄 수 있게
jak-eun ba-lam-gyeol-e-do geu-dae neu-kkil su it-ge-
오랜 기억속 그대의 아련한 그 뒷모습
o-laen gi-eok-sok geu-dae-ui a-lyeon-han geu dwit-mo-seub-
오늘따라 왜이리 아른거리죠
o-neul-tta-la wae-i-li a-leun-geo-li-jyo-
그대 떠나갔지만 지금 내게 없지만
geu-dae tteo-na-gat-ji-man ji-geum nae-ge eob-ji-man-
그댈 믿고있어요 내게 와줄거라고
geu-dael mit-go-it-eo-yo nae-ge wa-jul-geo-la-go-
Fly away butterfly
Fly away butterfly
그대여 나비처럼 날아가요
geu-dae-yeo na-bi-cheo-leom nal-a-ga-yo-
이제는 저 멀리 날개를 펴고
i-je-neun jeo meol-li nal-gae-leul pyeo-go-
butterfly butterfly fly away from me
butterfly butterfly fly away from me
하늘의 구름처럼 항상 곁에 있을게
ha-neul-ui gu-leum-cheo-leom hang-sang gyeot-e it-eul-ge


On a totally random note, I'll be flying away tonight! 
TO MY SIBLINGS! WEEE! :D



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Monday, June 18, 2012

부활 (BOOHWAL)- 김태원 스토리 (THE STORY OF KIM TAE WON)



“From a Guitarist, to National Grandma, to a Great Mentor”


I first held the guitar at 16.
I was more familiar being an alien than being loved.
I had to win my loneliness with one guitar at hand.
Guitar was my everything, and my only friend…

When I created the rock group Boohwal, 
It felt as if I owned the world
I thought it was going to last forever
But the joy only lasted a moment, hardship came to follow
Sometimes conflict and separation,
Sometimes unexpected death…
Hardship came by me like a storm, I hung on to music only all that time
Because music is my dream, and my wings…

1986 Rain and Your Story (비와 당신의 이야기)
1987 Reminiscence III (회상 III)
1993 The More I Love (사랑할수록)
1997 Lonely Night
2002 Never Ending Story
2003 Beautiful Truth (아름다운 사실)
2005 Different Lane of Memory (추억이면)
2006 Love (사랑)
2009 Thought (생각이나)
2011 Secret (비밀)

Had my past days not be filled with frustration,
I wouldn’t be here today.
My dream is yet to finish,
Just as your dreams.

Students, wake the talent & the passion inside you!
Your “movie” is only starting now.



*Video issued by Korea's National Tax Service
**Credits: boohwal.wordpress.com


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Saturday, June 16, 2012

2NE1 - BE MINE MV

It's been a while since declaring  'I AM THE BEST' but 2NE1 is ready to make a comeback!

Voted as 'THE MOST ANTICIPATED COMEBACK' by netizens, the four talented girls will be back in the Kpop scene with a brand new album this July! After the success of their previous album, what's not to anticipate?

Just in case you feel that they've been away too long, here's their MV for BE MINE, a collaborative effort with Intel for their 'Make Thumb Noise' Project that was voted by fans.

PS - Did you know 2NE1 will be the first Korean girl group to hold a world tour? Yes girls, you are THE BEST! ;)


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부활 (BOOHWAL)- 사랑할수록 (THE MORE I LOVE)

부활 (BOOHWAL)'s immense fame now did not actually come easily to them but was earned through blood and sweat. They had many lead vocalists who came and go, and some, even to places that was far beyond our reach. What better song to promote Boohwal than 사랑할수록 (The More I Love)? This song brought Boohwal back together after Lee Seung Chul and Kim Tae Won went their separate ways.  

After regrouping, Boohwal released their third album in 1993, featuring the hit single, "사랑할수록 (The More I Love)". The album was a success but there's a very tragic story that comes with this amazing song. The original vocalist at the start of the recording, 김재기 (Kim Jae Gi) was involved in a traffic accident and unfortunately passed away. After his death, his younger brother, 김재희 (Kim Jae Hee) was scouted by 김태원 (Kim Tae Won) as he had that similar, distinctive vocals his brother possessed. 

I believe that Boohwal songs appeal to the public as its' lyrics just tells the story of their life. I know a lot of people in the music industry these days try their hand in composing and songwriting but not many succeed. Kim Tae Won, however, is one that did. His honest lyrics that tells the story of the band's hardships, the rise and fall, the pain and everything they went through together is what sets him apart from others. Not to mention, his lyrics aren't exactly easy to sing as it needs to match the color of the music he's trying to portray. 

Boohwal's story of a painful love whereby the more they love,
 the more pain they feel. 
"사랑할수록"



가사

한참동안을 찾아가지 않은 
저언덕 너머거리엔
오래전 그 모습 그대로 넌 
서있을 것 같아
**내 기억보다는 오래되버린 얘기지 
널 보던 나의 그 모습
이제는 내가 널 피하려고 하나 
언젠가의 너처럼
이제 너에게 난 아픔이란걸 
너를 사랑하면 할수록
멀리 떠나가도록 스치듯 시간의 흐름속에
**반복

이제 지나간 기억이라고 
떠나며 말하던 너에게
시간이 흘러 지날수록 
너를 사랑하면 할수록
너에게 난 아픔이었다는 걸 
너를 사랑하면 할수록
멀리 떠나가도록 스치듯 시간의 흐름속에...


Video of Boohwal with their current lead vocalist, 정동하 (Jeong Dong Ha) performing '사랑할수록'. The lead vocalist may have changed many times but a good song will forever remain a good song. 
Whether it's Kim Jae Gi/Kim Jae Hee or Jeong Dong Ha singing it, it's still awesome :)



OH! Even Lee Seung Chul performed it with Boohwal before. There's so many different versions of this song! All good, of course :)




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Sunday, June 10, 2012

달마시안 (DALMATIAN)- E.R MV [ENG. | ROM. | HAN.]



I've only ever HEARD about DALMATIAN before this but never really paid attention to their music until recently stumbling upon their new music video, E.R. How should I describe it in one word?
HOT? 
Yup, definitely hot. 
Many people argue that the whole 'shirts-off' is so 2PM but HEY!, 
NO ONE
and I mean, NO ONE, complains when men rip their shirts off to show you some fine ass chocolate abs, okay? Case settled.
And there are even some who went as far to say that they stole Taeyang's signature mohawk hairstyle. 
Like COMEEEEEE ONNNNNNNNNNNNN. 
I know Taeyang was the first one to rock the mohawk (and of course, he looks amazing) but I say, whoever ELSE rocks it, can keep it. 
Okay, now on to more important matters. I absolutely LOVEEEEEEEEEEE this song! It's so addictive! Especially the chorus! It just gets me singing along all the time :D

기다릴게 I'll be there,
 (Gidarilke I’ll be there)
[I’ll be waiting, I’ll be there]
 그 곳에서 I'll be there,
(Geu goseseo I’ll be there)
[At that place, I’ll be there]
 이런 고통도 아픈 눈물도 다 참을 수 있다고
(Ireon gotongdo apeun nunmuldo da chameul su itdago)
[This pain, these stinging tears, I can hold it all back]
춤을 추며 I'll be there,
(Chumeul chumyeo I’ll be there)
[As I dance, I’ll be there]
 웃으면서 I'll be there,
(Useumyeonseo I’ll be there)
[As I smile, I’ll be there]
 마지막 네가 웃던 그 거리에 내가 널 기다릴게
(Majimak nega utdeon geu georie, Naega neol gidarilke) 
[I’ll be waiting for you at that street where you smiled for the last time]

Oh! And did I mention how much I LOVE LOVE LOVEEEE the rap style of this group? For one, Daniel's English is good. So that's easy on the ears and instantly becomes epic. And the back-and-forth rap lines by Simon and Inati is so awesome. 
SWAG? Spot on!



The dance moves are pretty sleek too! 
Here's their dance practice video for you to REALLY see the choreography. It's pretty awesome. I especially like the 'Oww, my head hurts but let's make it look cool' dance move. They're very synchronized with each other and you can tell how much sweat and blood is put into this practice. But then again, in this generation's K-pop world, if you can't sing AND dance, you won't stand a chance. So it's pretty much a doggy dog world! Nevertheless, I'll be keeping an eye on this group from now on :)
MORE CHOCOLATE ABS, I SAY! *wink*
(YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT!)




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Saturday, June 9, 2012

부활 (BOOHWAL)- RETURN TO INNOCENCE

THE KINGS OF K-ROCK ARE BACK! 
*standing ovation*
On June 8th 2012, they released their THIRTEENTH album, PURPLE WAVE. 
I don't know if my shallow knowledge on K-rock enables me to call myself a fan but if there's one thing I'm sure of;
THIS BAND IS AMAZING. 
Not only are they amazing, they're practically LIVING LEGENDS
I first heard about them when they were invited as featured legends of the week on Immortal Song II. The idols covered their songs and it just
BLEW MY MIND. 
Their FAMOUS songs like 희야 (Heeya) and 사랑할수록 (The More I Love) are just 
CRAZY GOOD and I'll definitely dedicate a post to them soon. 
In the meantime, back in the present, Return To Innocence is a song about them reminiscing their debut days.  정동하's vocals is like a perfect fit for the song. 
It's mellow but strong. Husky yet pertains to the rock genre. 
And of course, the blend of drums, electric guitar and awesomeness just makes the song 
AMAYYYYYZINGGGG.  




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LEESSANG FT. JO HYUN AH (URBAN ZAKAPA)- 행복을 찾아서 (PURSUING THE HAPPINESS)

Whenever you talk about Korean Hip Hop, there's always one group that comes to mind;
LEE TO THE SSANG
Recently releasing their 8th Unplugged album (and topping all charts), they've proved to us time and time again why they've stayed on top of their game all these years- 
THEY'RE THE FREAKING BOMB
No one puts pen to paper like these guys. 
Leessang is actually the MAIN reason I've taken an interest in K-HipHop. Before this, I never knew that it was possible to FEEL SO MUCH EMOTIONS from rap lyrics. But they've PROVED ME WRONG. 
And knowing how sentimental Gary is from Running Man, everything just naturally shows in his lyrics. 
Those words are as real as it gets. 
Accompanied by Gil's husky low voice and Jo Hyun Ah's haunting vocals, Pursuing The Happiness depicts Leessang's journey thus far of being artists and the 'Big Brother' of the K-HipHop entertainment industry. 


"On my pursuit of happiness, I endured for a long time so that someday, everything will shine."
"Why is my life like this?" Those words are just excuses. 
"Don't give up so easily on this game called life."



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Friday, June 8, 2012

IF THEY CAN DO IT...


I recently came across an article citing weird animal best friends.
 Chimpanzee and white tiger as pictured above. 
Hippo and tortoise.
 Tigress and piglets. Yes, you read it right.



It just makes you wonder how these animals that have a natural predator-prey relationship could also become best friends. We humans on the other hand are meant to be the smartest of them all and yet, even the smallest of things could drive a wedge between the best of relationships.

Watch the video below and the closing line will echo in your ears:

'IF THEY CAN DO IT.....
WHAT'S OUR EXCUSE?'


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각시탈 [GAKSITAL/ BRIDAL MASK]


SYNOPSIS
Gaksital is a famous manhwa set in the 1930s, during the Japanese occupation. The hero, Lee Kang-to, is known as ‘Gaksital’ because he wears a mask to hide his face — one of those traditional play masks, specifically the rosy-cheeked one reserved for the female role, aka the bride. He’s an unassuming young man in real life, but when he dons his superhero mask, he fights injustice and rights wrongs during one of the darkest periods of Korea’s history. The manhwa itself, written in 1974, is described as astoundingly contemporary, and deals with a myriad of social issues, still praised for its nationalistic stance.
-Dramabeans-


PREVIEW




STARRING:


Joo Won as Lee Kang To
Jin Sae Yeon as Mok Dan
Park Ki Woong as Kimura Shunji
Han Chae Ah as Chae Hong Joo



As a bonus, a beautiful fan-made MV from scenes of Episode 1 & 2 :)



Dying to know more ABOUT the main characters? Head on over to Dramabeans!

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BIG BANG- EGO [KOREAN VERSION]- ENG. SUBBED

"She killed my ego." 
"I said, she killed my ego."
"I've never been like this before (that's right). Girls are just girls. They weren't that special to me."
"I'm a prideful, strong, manly, tough guy. But when I see you, I'm trembling."
<3

Don't forget to turn on 'CC' to view subs! :)


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BIG BANG MONSTER MV MAKING (ENG SUB)

With a large scale video that simulates a video game environment and multiple images displayed by the boys, you can't help but to ask: 
'What's it all about? How was it made?' 
Well Big Bang has released a MV Making (with subs! Yay!) for us to have a peek into the behind the scenes and hear what they think. If only the video was longer...... 

 Remember to turn on CC for the subs!


Once again, the finished product for your eyes and ears only ;)

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

BIG BANG MONSTER (ACAPELLA)

There's been word that Big Bang's latest hit - MONSTER- has an acapella version to it. 
Look no further, this is it!!!
Are you ready to be wrapped in the melodious voices of Korea's biggest stars? ;)





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Sunday, June 3, 2012

BIG BANG MONSTER MV (ENG SUB + ROMANIZATION)

Fellow VIPs!!! 

 Here you go as promised! Big Bang's Monster video with Eng subs and romanized lyrics. The song is made especially more meaningful since it was penned by both GD and Daesung. On one level, the song is about loving and needing a girl so much, the guy don't understand why she's still leaving and declares that he's not a monster. Looking deeper into the lyrics, especially the first few lines, it's almost a confession of what GD and Daesung went through last year,'I act like it's fine. I try to change the subject' and 'Everyone may look at me with judging eyes' and reflects on the reaction they received - of people viewing them like they're monsters.
(Hey, the song is open to interpretation,right?)

Anyhow, it's still an AWESOME song as always and is visually captivating. I know there are mixed reactions about the hairstyles and all but hey, Big Bang is anything but ordinary ;)



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Saturday, June 2, 2012

BIG BANG- OFFICIAL MONSTER MV

IT'S HEREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! 
Although BIG BANG has been actively conducting their 'Alive World Tour', they're sure to remind the WORLD of their existence and that they're here to stay. As expected of Big Bang, their music is nothing but the best but their hairstyles might be a different case. First, GD's 'Mushroom Hair' and now they give Taeyang...HORNS? ahahaha! BUT STILL. It's all about the music. I shall update again when the music video is subbed. 
In the mean time, enjoy! :D




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BIG BANG (DAESUNG)- MONSTER MV TEASER (ENG. SUBBED)

I LOVE YOU. 
BABY, I'M NOT A MONSTER. 



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BIG BANG (TAEYANG)- MONSTER MV TEASER (ENG. SUBBED)

OMGGGGGGG! Our Youngbae's looking soooo FINEEEEEEE! 
And don't you just love his voice AND the lyrics? 
#MONSTERDAEBAK!




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Thursday, May 31, 2012

BIG BANG (SEUNGRI)- MONSTER MV TEASER (ENG. SUBBED)


DID I MENTION HOW MUCH I HATE TEASERS?!?! 
Our little #PANDAMONSTER looks awesome and the preview of Seungri & Daesung's parts are just killing me! It sounds
 AMAAAZZZZINGGGGGGGGGG! 

June 3rd, I DEMAND YOU TO COME AT ONCE! 



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BIG BANG (GD)- MONSTER MV TEASER (ENG. SUBBED)

Can't say I love the blonde mushroom hair BUTTTTTTTTTTTT you can't deny how amazing GD's rap sounds. Wished he kept the fiery red hairstyle from the teaser photos though. Oh well :/




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BIG BANG (TOP)- MONSTER MV TEASER (ENG. SUBBED)

DOES MY TABI LOOK GORGEOUS OR DOES HE LOOK GORGEOUS? <3


TOP's rap that sends fangirls all around the world into a cardiac arrest, 
"You got prettier. You've always been pretty through my eyes." *swoons*




*Puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutttttssss!* :)

Monday, May 28, 2012

BIG BANG MONSTER TEASER (TEASER PHOTOS)

Hello people!

Yes, it's that time again when our favourite Korean male group is making a comeback and we update you silly with info about it!

As most of us know, Big Bang will be dropping their single, 'MONSTER' from their Special Edition album on the 3rd of June, the same date that Wonder Girls will be making their comeback.

Here's a video compiling ALL THE TEASER PHOTOS!!!

Shoutout to DJyunchan98 for the awesome vid!

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NEED SOME DANCE MOVES?

Ever wondered how you should dance in the club? If you're worried about not knowing how to move, fret not. These two videos will have JUST the right moves for EVERYONE :)





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Thursday, May 17, 2012

DIA FRAMPTON FEAT KID CUDI- DON'T KICK THE CHAIR

At first I thought the combo between Dia Frampton and Kid Cudi would be a little awkward but surprisingly, it works. Dia Frampton's known for her unique vocals and when it's meshed with Kid Cudi's distinctive rap, it just makes the song GOOD. Unknowingly, I found the song weird. I mean, "Don't kick the chair?". It didn't hit me the first time I heard it that it could bring such a LOUD and MEANINGFUL message. 
Everyday, people are faced with obstacles and for some, they choose that they no longer want to stay and fight. They lose hope and fail to see the light at the end of the tunnel but they're WRONG. 
There's never a good enough reason to throw in the white flag and take your own lives by kicking the chair. 
THIS IS YOUR LIFE. 
And if public opinion, criticism, self-loathing and hatred can bring you down that easily, you're just a quitter.
Don't be selfish. Stand up for what you believe in and LIVE ON. 
Because YOU are worth it. 



"SEE NOTHING CAN BREAK ME" 
"YOU COULD BE BETTER ALL BY YOURSELF" 



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BEYONCE- LET'S MOVE! 'MOVE YOUR BODY'

Everybody, just move your bodeh!
A little sweat ain't never hurt nobody. 

PARTY IT UP!



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Saturday, May 12, 2012

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY 2012!




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임형주 (Lim Hyung Joo) - 애별리 (Aebyeolri)

This is one of the soundtracks for the Korean drama, Dong Yi. I just love EVERYTHING about the song.
Lim Hyung Joo's soothing vocals blend so well with the sounds of traditional music instruments. If you're going through a stressful phase in your life, just close your eyes and take a listen.
Hopefully, it'll be able to calm your soul :)
Over and out!




*Puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutttttssss!* :)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

JEJU AIR x BIG BANG CF

THIS. IS. SWAG!



Watch 'Big Bang' take flight!



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Friday, April 27, 2012

It's 27th of April again!

How do you thank someone who's taken you from crayons to perfumes? 

Our one and only FAVOURITE MAKNAE! <3

Well, not exactly since I'm the older one but there's just never an adequate way to describe how much my sister means to me.

It's the second year that I'm not home to celebrate your birthday with you but you must agree, it's like we never parted! I just read my post precisely a year ago and realized it had a sad tone since it's the first time we're apart but now, we're back stronger than ever!

Here's to MY FAVOURITE SISTER - the most supportive and encouraging person I know, forgiving and loving even in the most challenging of times.

Have an awesome birthday! You deserve it!! 
(Go crazy before joining the 'big league')

This is for you - TO SIEW, WITH LOVE!



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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

JOSHUA LEDET- RUNAWAY BABY (ORIGINALLY BY BRUNO MARS)

How's everyone's Tuesday coming along? 
Whether it's just starting or coming to an end, here's a song for you to groove to! 
ENJOY! 



ORIGINAL VERSION: 





Wanna sing along


Ahh yes

Well looky here looky here
Ah what do we have?
Another pretty thang ready for me to grab
But little does she know
That I'm a wolf in sheeps clothing
'Cause at the end of the night
It is her I'll be holding

I love you so
That's what you'll say
You'll tell me
Baby baby please don't go away
But when I play, I never stay

To every girl that I meet here this is what I say:
Run run run away, run away baby
Before I put my spell on you
You better get get get away get away darling
'Cause everything you heard is true
Your poor little heart will end up alone
'Cause lord knows I'm a rolling stone
So you better run run run away run away baby

Well let me think let me think
Ah what should I do?
So many eager young bunny's
That I'd like to pursue
Now even now they eating out the palm of my hand
There's only one carrot and they all gotta share it

I love you so
That's what you'll say
You'll tell me
Baby baby please don't go away
But when I play, I never stay
To every girl that I meet here this is what I say:

Run run run away, run away baby
Before I put my spell on you
You better get get get away get away darling
'Cause everything you heard is true
Your poor little heart will end up alone
'Cause lord knows I'm a rolling stone
So you better run run run away run away baby

See I ain't try to hurt you baby
No no, no I just wanna work you baby
Yup yup
See I ain't try to hurt you baby
No no, no I just wanna work you baby
If you scared you better run (You better run)
You better run (You better run)
You better run (You better run)
You better you better you better

Run run run away, run away baby
Before I put my spell on you
You better get get get away get away darling
'Cause everything you heard is true
Your poor little heart will end up alone
'Cause lord knows I'm a rolling stone
So you better run run run away run away baby!


*Puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutttttssss!* :)

K-POP STAR [GD&TOP]- BEHIND STORY

OMGOMGOGMOGMOGMGOMGOMGOGMOGMOGOMG!
If I was Park Jimin, I wonder if I'd be able to stop myself from smiling like an idiot. 
How would YOU react when you're standing in between GD&TOP? 



*Puuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutttttssss!* :)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE?' SEASON 8 [TOP 10 GUYS]

Performed for the second time during the finale night, here are the AMAZING top 10 guys who just blew my mind with this 'Matrix' themed performance. 




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JUNG JIN WOON (2AM)- 걸어온다 (YOU WALKING TOWARDS ME)

Who ever knew that 2AM's maknae Jin Woon was such a rocker? ahaha. His solo made me see him in a different light though. He does suit being a band. I mean, look at how comfortable he looks.

You know how I've been saying that guys usually have a harder time coping with heart break? Well, this is yet another song that proves my point. Korean lyricists, I tell you. They sure have a knack at tugging at your heartstrings. With lyrics describing;


"You spit out words that cannot be taken back."
"With a small voice, you take all our memories and rip them apart."
"You spit me back out like white cigarette smoke as if I'm nothing."
"Just like a sand castle crumbling with the waves."
"Just like our memories were never there, you ended it like that."

You're bound to feel his pain. 
Tell me you feel his pain! AHAHAHHA. 
As always, enjoy :)





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MAROON 5 FT. WIZ KHALIFA- PAYPHONE [LYRIC VIDEO]

A new one by Maroon 5.
Enjoy!

 


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Thursday, April 19, 2012

LMFAO VS GD&TOP - PARTY ROCK THE NIGHT HIGH

What can we say???

LMFAO posted this video themselves! It's a mash up by DJ Dave and it fuses the coolest shuffle dancers with Korea's hottest rap duo!

Only one question left:

Ready to 'Party Rock The Night High'?



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Sunday, April 15, 2012

JAMAR ROGERS- ARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY? [THE VOICE SEASON 2]

JAMAR'S VOICE IS DOPE AS HELL!!! 
After watching the live performance, you're gonna WANT to hear the studio version as well. 
You're welcome :)
NOW, GO ROCK OUT! #jyeahh







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ROOFTOP PRINCE OST 3: JAY PARK - HAPPY ENDING (ENG SUBS)

Yes, I know the first two OSTs for the drama are sad songs.

That's why they brought in Jay Park to lift our spirits with this song! Even the tiltle has 'Happy' in it! ;)

It's used appropriately throughout the drama and guaranteed to put a smile on your face when you hear it =)


Credits to farahJYJ2!


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ROOFTOP PRINCE OST 2: BAEK JI YOUNG - AFTER A LONG TIME (ENG SUB)

There's no wonder Baek Ji Young is crowned the 'Queen of OSTs'.

 Her voice is simply amazing and she captures the emotion perfectly!


Credits to farahJYJ2 for the video!
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ROOFTOP PRINCE OST 1: ALI- HURT (ENG SUB)

We're a fan of Ali and of Rooftop Prince! 
What better combo?



Credits to farahJYJ2

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ROOFTOP PRINCE - WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Hello All!

After the craze that is 'The Moon That Embraces The Sun' (TMTETS), we of course found another drama that would fill the emptiness that comes after the end of a drama.

With this, I present to you - ROOFTOP PRINCE! If you think it's just to fill in the period drama, think again! It starts in the Joseon era but our Prince (JYJ's Micky Yoochun) is quickly transported to present day Seoul. Trust me when I say it's a completely different theme from TMTETS! The storyline is refreshing as it has never beeen used before and can progress in any direction. This gives the drama the potential to develop both for the characters and storyline! Every episode is guaranteed to make you laugh HYSTERICALLY! (Probably except for episode 1 but that's where you marvel in the beauty of their Joseon costume and being introduced to the characters)

Lee Min Ho (remember him as the young Prince Yang Myung?), Jung Suk Won and Choi Woo Shik complete our F4 boys in addition to Yoochun. The lead actress is played by Han Ji Min and she has impressed so far with her versatility and commitment through her acting. Also in this drama are Jung Yoo Mi and Lee Tae Sung.

Here's a summary of the drama from our trusty source, Wikipedia! ;)
While in the middle of solving the mysterious death of the woman he loved, a prince from the Joseon era (Yoochun) unknowingly travels to present day Seoul with a special team he put together consisting of Song Man Bo (Lee Min Ho), Woo Yong Sool ( Jung Suk Won) and Do Chi San ( Choi Woo Shik). To his surprise, he comes across a woman who looks exactly like his crown princess. However, it's not only the princess who has a modern day doppelganger, but everyone including the prince himself! Although with difficulty, the men, with the help of Park Ha (Han Ji Min) - who has traveled back to Seoul in search of her biological father - try to fit into modern times while trying to reconnect with the past.


Still not convinced? Here are the subbed trailers to get you hooked! ;)

Credits to DramaFever


Credits to 6002sky

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