Happy 2016!


Happy New Year! Another start to another year, and I hope that this upcoming year is filled with joy, hope, and everlasting love for music and dramas and everything in between.

This blog has collected dust for months of course, and I do have some ideas for it. I wouldn’t call it a New Year’s resolution, but digital paper should deserve more than a once-a-year check-in, don’t you think?

In any case, here’s to all the wonderful things in store for this year!


Current Obsession: N.Flying – Heartbreak

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Meet the newest band from FNC Entertainment, N.Flying, who after years and years of waiting, finally made their debut with the mini-album “Awesome” a few weeks ago. Give how long I’ve waited for these four boys to join the ranks of their fellow mainstream Kpop artists, they’re more like a longtime obsession. Then again, I love all the FNC artists, and this song makes my heart break.

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Current Obsession: Xia Junsu – Flower

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Seven months really is too long a time, but here we are in 2015 with yet another Current Obsession. This week, we’ll be taking a closer look at Xia Junsu’s “Flower,” the title track for the singer’s third full-length album recently released on March 3, 2015.

I kid you not when I say that I’ve had this song on repeat for days on end—but what can I say? The melody is addictive, and the song is just that good.

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Magazine Monday: g.o.d. Cosmopolitan September 2014

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How about something fun for this week’s Magazine Monday? Balloons and g.o.d? Count me in.  How much do I love that those balloons are sky blue, which is also their fanclub color?  This group gives hope to any fangirl who wishes her first-generation idols would come back together for a reunion. It’s a fun little photoshoot and it looks like the guys, who recently made a successful comeback, releasing their eighth album this past summer, are having the time of their lives.

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Magazine Monday: Kang Dong-won & Song Hye-gyo Vogue September 2014

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Magazine Monday is back! This week features the co-stars of the upcoming film My Brilliant Life: Kang Dong-won and Song Hye-gyo. Both celebrities aren’t often seen outside of their projects (which are sometimes few and far between) alone, let alone together. But here they are featured in Vogue Korea’s September 2014 issue looking as dapper and classy as ever. Here’s to hoping that we might get a glimpse of them back on the small screen soon.

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Current Obsession: Royal Pirates: Seoul Hillbilly

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How time flies: after a two-month hiatus, we’re back with more Current Obsession. This week, we’ll take a look at one of my favorite bands Royal Pirates, who recently dropped their latest single “Seoul Hillbilly, ” which will get you rockin’ and dancin’ until the day’s end and long into the night. If there was ever a band that had to stay on the grind for years to achieve the kind of success in the Korean music industry now, this trio would win that battle hands down. They’re one of the great examples that showcase how hard work, a sense of integrity, and a genuine love for the music can make a dream into reality.

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Magazine Monday: Go Kyung-pyo 1st Look Vol. 70

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Time for another underrated actor for this week’s Magazine Monday! Meet Go Kyung-pyo, the actor you’ve probably seen in either Saturday Night Live Korea (though he’s since left the show) or in a few heartwarming dramas over the years. You might be surprised to know that the actor initially wanted to become a comedian, figuring that acting would be a good route for that goal. Also, I saw him in a recent Happy Together episode and he’s much more reserved (and maybe a bit of a bad boy) than those goofy but lovable roles might have us believe.

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Magazine Monday: Park Ji-sung High Cut Vol. 127

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Just in time for the World Cup, this week’s Magazine Monday features the man with two hearts, better known as Park Ji-sung. Even if you don’t follow soccer, you’ve likely heard of the soccer sensation’s name at least once, thanks to that 2002 World Cup appearance. The athlete recently retired in May 2014 and announced his upcoming marriage to announcer Kim Min-ji as well. So while we bid goodbye to one of the greatest soccer players of his generation, we can treasure his charm, wit, and smile in these photos.

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Magazine Monday: Jin Yi-han bnt International May 2014

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Sometimes even your favorite celebs appear in odd-looking photos that don’t even look like the actors themselves. Such is the case for actor Jin Yi-han, who I love, in this week’s Magazine Monday. It’s neither the best nor worst out there this season either, but I’ll forgive the overall harshness of these photos because of that megawatt smile of yours. I still love you, Tal Tal.

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