Sunday, June 30, 2013

Is This Summer?

   Before we dive into some new/not new music, please remember the awesomest ever movie Three Musketeers (1973) and the scene when d'Artagnan had to sell his "horse". Now read the title along the old man's intonation. You get the resignation now?
Adopting my amazing friend's viewpoint, I'm trying to listen to the new album as if the previous ones didn't exist. It's also kind of adopting of what Banana Yoshimoto demands with her books - every time a new one is released, she asks bookstores to remove previous ones from the shelves. It's a very postmodernist approach, right?

Kim Jonghyeon in June

   It's because it's been a while I posted anything about this man.
Some of you know these, some does not. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Media and Condemnation by Memory in the Internet Age

 There was a good article appearing in Korea Focus, dealing with recent scandal in Korea on top levels. This is why I think it's worthwhile to read a lot of words.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Mid-June Blues

   Weeeell, yeah, I know, it's not technically middle of June, so?
 Some music to soothe us or irritate us.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I Iz In Your Head Hearing You Gutter

   The thought of someone hearing my thoughts gives me the creeps. Not because it's the ultimate violation of privacy, but because of the very nature of thoughts. We tend to filter them (unless your name starts with Jong and ends with hyeon) so that we can at least pretend to be normal, coherent and we can uphold the image of ourselves that we want to project onto people around.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

S. Korean Law System

   I am not a lawyer. Heck, half of the jargon they speak is kind of a foreign language to me. But since we have few dramas now that deal with crime, law or Baksa Adeul... I mean hawt criminals, I went here and there and now I present links and facts about Korean law.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Fête de la Musique 2013

   Last year I wrote about World Music Day, so I'm making it a precedence.
This time, dance included^^

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cruel Palace Off The Chest

   Except for Monstar this drama became the one I check the subs for the most often. We are after 26 episodes and drama is scheduled to 50, so that makes us sitting right in the middle of the events. There were few episodes I felt a bit boring, but in overall, I'm enjoying this series a lot. Apart from 2 ladies on twitter no one seems to watch it (among my friends of course, not talking about the whole twitterverse) and I just comment for the sake of commenting, me seems. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Monstar spazz

   I prayed for music drama and music drama I got. Music drama with singing, dancing, stages! I pinned my hopes on What's Up! back then but in overall, on music level it disappointed me. Both Monstar and Mnet twitters were flooded just now with cuts from episode 5 I'm waiting (actually - WE are waiting, hay ladies!) for.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Vanity conquers all

A woman holding a designer handbag crosses a street in this undated file photo. Many Korean female consumers crave designer bags with the belief that the high-end accessories, fake or genuine, make them appear richer than they actually are.

 I understand where this trend comes from, but it's kind of alarming.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

7th ‘Musical Awards’ Korea

   Looks like Rebecca won all major awards. Oh well, apart from Les Miserables, it had no real competition. I'm happy to see La Cage Aux Folles won Choreography Award though.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Monstar - singing scene

   I can tell with nearly surgical accuracy when the obssession hits. And I can hear this faint sound of tiny feet circling around, closer with each round and closer...
Ladies and gentlemen, I present you singing scene from Monstar ep 1.

Dramas Keep Fallin' On My Head...

... But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red
Cryin's not for me
'Cause I'm never gonna stop the dramas by complainin'
Because I'm free
Nothin's worryin' me...

Nothing would be surprising IF I didn't have 4 articles waiting and a month to write them. Plus, some other things. Oh well, fangirling won't do itself.

Japanese literature for dummies Part 1

   A short introduction to Japanese Literature. Otherwise known as You're-Not-Japanese-So-You-Won't-Understand. It's really short, because there's absolutely no use in writing elaborated post on something that is highly personal. Books are personal, same as music. I may like something, but other people may hate it with passion.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Liebster Award - Coming Out Time!

   This kind of thing is perfect for nourishing the bonds between people, especially that we meet every day, talk about (almost) everything, we even know what kind of risotto we prefer and whether we drink tea with sugar or not. This gesture is another stamp on the relationships.
We like similar things or we hate them, but we still stick together despite our differencies, which makes the group of people so interesting.