Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Music For Your Blues

When I'm feeling down or having a bad day for whatever reason, I often drown my woes in a glorious dose of--music. My train of thought was starting to ramble in my noggin.. Anywho, point being I have my go-to groups and specific songs that I lean towards to turn my frown upside down. My choice of what makes me feel warm and fuzzy does change over time or rotate, as I'm sure yours does. Am I right? Of course.

Visual time; let me show you who currently tickles my fancy when I need a pick-me-up, music style.

Get down, get down, ge- ge- ge- get down. Bow wow- wow- wow- wow.
If I'm not in the mood for a cutie-sexy type of sound, I listen to this "manly" group. Considering the youngest is 15 in B.A.P., I'm not sure if I can even call them as a whole, manly. Ahem, they give me good energy in any case.

If I'm needing some serious pep, I lean towards DGNA. Love Parade is one of my favorite songs. Plus when watching the MV, how can you not be happy with their colorful outfits, cutie dance and chipper song? Shhh shh, it's indeed impossible not to be happy, I agree.

Oh Block B, you try to be swag and "I'm too cool for school," but you too know how to pull off the aegyo. 
Besides Zico, P.O. (the main rapper) is one of my favorite voices of the group. I'm a sucker for the deep rough and/or smooth voice; he has the latter.

Just tell me why...I go crazy.
Give it to my why.
Oh baby stay with me...*Korean words *
Cry, Y and Stay are three of my favorite songs of MBLAQ's that I love to listen to to get me through my woes. Thank you boys, thank you for serenading me in the good times and the bad.

Oh for them to be together again... It all started with them--DBSK--my love for Korean music.

Well, I mainly listed some of the groups that can always make me happy. Of course this is not all that I listen to, but at least what I have been favoring for the past few weeks. As a follow up, perhaps I could post some of my all time favorite songs. Thoughts?
Who do you listen to in good times and bad?
What are some of your favorite songs to turn your frown upside down?

Thanks for reading!
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Weekly Favorites :: Languages & B.A.P.

Oh Block B, I need to get your CD some time so I can put you on repeat. Replaying you on YouTube is not so convenient. Still, you sure are fun to dance to and to attempt to sing along with even though I don't speak a lick of Korean---only a handful of words. I'm sure I'm making up words in the process. *claps*

...Ahem, as you may already know, I am still in the process of learning Thai, but for a bit of funzies I like to pick up bits of Korean and Japanese on the side as well. I won't properly learn either language until I'm at least semi-fluent in Thai. One language at a time I think is best. Amachan (my sister) has helped me decide to learn Korean after Thai since she'll be learning Japanese--or rather has started learning Japanese. It's fairly certain she'll study Japanese for a year in Japan, starting in the fall. Therefore, she'll be able to take care of me any time I visit. Hazza! This translates to me not learning Japanese until after Korean. Sorry Japanese, but you'll have to remain 4th on my list; I still love you though.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Drama Weekly :: Buzzer Beat (J-drama)

Yes! Finally! A real kissing scene. Do you know how rare it can be to come across an Asian drama that has a decent kiss scene? I don't want a PG-13 smooch fest, just a kiss that actually has emotion, that shows the characters like each other and aren't repelled by each other. Sure, I can understand wanting to be conservative in public despite looking like an awkward robot when you kiss. However, when in a private setting you're allowed to loosen up a bit. So, Buzzer Beat, thank you for at least once breaking this stiff habit. That didn't sound right.

Naoki's character, above, is very insecure about himself, which has constantly held him back from moving forward in life with basketball and his girlfriend. I suppose his girlfriend, a cheerleader, was never giving him the right confidence boost. She didn't hit the right note. That's where violinist Riko comes in to essentially help him grow some balls. Was that too forward?

I liked Naoki's character well enough, but sometimes he seemed too reserved for his own good, which would make him seem a bit dull at times. I mentally clapped when he'd suddenly yell, show a visible unhappy panda face or even shed a tear. Hmm, perhaps that makes sense. His character is insecure and slowly he builds his confidence, which reflects his mood changes? From just a pretty face to a pretty face with emotions.