This week’s Current Obsession is a beautiful offering from S.M. the Ballad, a ballad group formed by—you guessed it—SM Entertainment. The entertainment company has recently released a new album sung by various singers from different groups under their label in three languages (Korean, Japanese, and Chinese). For today though, we’ll focus our attention on SNSD’s Taeyeon with her solo “Set Me Free.”
Now for something different: Welcome to my Current Obsession, wherein I’ll weigh in on music that currently plays on repeat on my playlist. As a longtime Kpop fan, I’ve always wanted to share my love for the music, whether that be an idol group, a band, a solo artist, or anyone else I fall in love with at the moment (or for years).
Think of this series of posts as an experiment—each week might focus on a different genre or artist, but hopefully the music will speak louder than the words ever could. This week, I’ll be diving into CNBlue, who recently released their newest mini-album “Can’t Stop,” and also appeared on variety show Running Man.
Happy New Year Everyone!
Hope you have a fantastic new year filled with blessings and happiness!
May dramaland be full of new shows that feature Oppa, and variety shows that will have you rolling on the floor laughing all year!
What shows are you looking forward to the most?
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It’s no secret that I harbor a bias for the Monday Couple (Gary and Song Ji-hyo). Ever since their very first awkward encounter, to Gary’s, “What does this mean?” to Ji-hyo’s shouting, to the hand-holding, I’ve been in love with this very cute (albeit fantastical) couple. There were fans who touted that they should just get married already, and squealed whenever Ji-hyo showed a bit of affection towards Gary.
But now, my friends – it seems those dreams are dashed because Ji-hyo has revealed she’s in a relationship… in real life, with her CEO, Baek Chang Joo. They’ve reportedly been linked together since December and he’s already met her family and all. I’m happy for her and sad for Gary at the same time. The cast are more like family to each other, so I’m sure Gary also wishes her well.
So Congratulations Ji-hyo! But please – fire your hair stylist. None of that moppy hair anymore. Please.
The SBS Entertainment Awards recently aired on December 30th, and Running Man picked up a few awards. Read more to see which of our cast members won!
Quickie news post. The above video shows the RM cast congratulating a VJ who recently got married. Heh, and I love it how Jong-kook is wearing the necklace tied around his neck. Enjoy!
Hellllooooo Lee Ki-woo. I’m so glad you’ve finally appeared!! Short post, but yay for strong second leads!
*Tap tap tap* Can’t wait to see more of his cute, chivalrous, lazy butt, Daddy Long Legs, in Episode 4.
You and Jung Il-woo are the only two reasons why I want to keep watching.
It’s official: I’ve lost a few brain cells and I can’t get ‘em back. Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, prepare yourself – your world is about to be rocked.
*Crack* There goes my broken heart. The Korean news outlets are having a field day after the astonishing confession that yes, Song Joong-ki is dating someone through an interview with SBS “One Night of Entertainment.” There are only a few details so far, including that he’s been seeing the lucky girl in secret and never gotten caught. More will be revealed in the interview’s broadcast on October 19.
To be honest, I’m amazed he’s been able to keep a relationship under wraps since the industry feeds on rumors and the paparazzi buzzes around every corner. And though you’ll find the shattered pieces of my heart on the floor, I wish him all the best. Be happy Song Joong-ki!
Note: Due to a baseball game this past Sunday, there was no new episode of Running Man. Which means we have to wait another week for his epic return to Running Man. Boo.