Saturday, April 27, 2013

Safe Little Home

   This post serves only one purpose - to apprehend the meaning of double standards that are so pervasive in the academic world, be it thorough research or casual critical thinking. 
Problem lies in my own country's scientific and cultural establishment that rarely ventures beyond the boundaries, that doesn't feel the need to "boldly go where no one has gone before".

Friday, April 26, 2013

Music Round-up

   I'm so behind with drama episodes and some new music I'm actually ashamed to show up here. However, I managed to muster up the remnants of my courage and write few lines about recent releases that caught my attention.
But first... SMEnt made SHINee comeback without Jonghyeon. Yes, you read that right, my fellow martyrs of SM brilliant tactics - WITHOUT the ultimately overwhelming shining bling!
Add this to the long hate-list.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I'm So Furious, Yeah

   Well, actually not that much but... In days like this what a girl wants is just some drama to make her life brighter or at least bearable. Sadly as for Kdrama, nothing makes me thrilled. It might be also some other evil neighbour's creation that I can't get into the mood of watching anything. Autumn's Concerto came, crushed all and left, leaving me unable to get into any Kdrama. Actually no, that's not this series' fault. It's because current "Main 3" prime-time productions are crap. 
And Mandate of Heaven I'm pinning all my interest on now just aired first episode today.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

All About Love - Jam Hsiao

   Some time ago I promised the review of this album and somehow other evil things were coming my way. Well, here it is, not the actual review but just my quick thoughts on this.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Kim Namgil photobook

   Some of these pics of a Korean actor are taken from Japanese release scanned by Chinese website and attached on Taiwan fanclub's website. Ah, the cooperation! See, all those countries can live in peace and harmony, just throw them Kim Namgil. Peace preserved!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

April Music

   Ever since April 1st Jonghyeon has been in hospital, but the single with his song for King's Dream drama was released. Drama is a crap, but not the song. And before you judge me - I'm not a deaf fan saying all songs by someone are masterpieces and should be adorned with diamonds. I fiercely hate Jjong's Girls and Kangta's 7989. And I don't listen to those. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Fluff and Bluff

      And so I started Gu Family Book for my own undoing. I have few dramas I'm watching (see side panel) and few dramas I'm watching irregularly because of no subs or slow subs. I just stare at people (*cough cough*) in Di Jin because of no subs whatsoever, and I'm hopelessly waiting someone will sub Happy 300 Days, because it does seem like an awesome, slice-of-life drama.

I'm Not Gonna Bite You...

... unless you wanted me to. Do you you want me to bite you? Is that what you're trying to tell me? (quote after: Shark).
After weeks of yes-no drama-llama plot device in practical use, we got confirmation that Kim Namgil-nim will appear on Shark. His female counterpart would be Son Yejin and she's one of those actresses I highly approve of. She can kiss act.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

When A Drama Flashes Abs

  Little did I expect from #WhenAManShowsHisAbs that is When a Man Loves To Show His Abs except for abs, and abs I got. I don't even know what's going on with the plot. OK, I get the basis, like there is this gangster with dove's heart and this hardworking girl...
It's quite fast, and maybe it's a new trend among Kdramas, because usually it takes around 4 episodes to lay out the whole intrigue, and we got proposal by the end of ep 2. This may be also a trap, because writers may use up all their stuff earlier than expected and last 3 eps may be just filled with flashbacks, sobbing, brooding, noble idiocy, accidents, you name it.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Let's Say Spring Music

   It's still snowing, the Spring is reluctant to come to Europe. But finally I managed to get out from Kpop slump and listen to something. As usual - Melon and Bugs charts come handy. This past quarter those are heavily hip-hop (read: hep-hap) infected, and although I'm able to listen to rap parts in songs if I have to, I'm not able to listen to full heavy hiphopped song. Cause I don't like it. Don't judge me. Or judge, I don't care. 
That's why I think Seo Inguk's song could do just fine without this rap by Verbal Jint.