Monday, May 30, 2011

The tale of how i got sucked into the World of Korean Pop

Well! this is a pretty long story. but i've got all day. (more like an hour of boredom. ㅎㅎ)
lemme see... it all started when i was 13. I had to come up with a dance choreography in like.. 4 days for some silly after-exam activity. and i had to teach the choreography to my friends who were also picked by my teacher to suffer along side me ㅠ.ㅠ yeah so i went to my fellow friend/neighbour for help cuz she used to do these kinda things back when we were in primary school. So, she suggested i used DBSK's Rising Sun and she taught me some choreography that she did last time. (won't elaborate on the details and blah) at first i thought DBSK was the song while Rising Sun was the band! ROFLMAO. gosh now that i think about it, it's really 바보. ㄱㄱㄱㄱ moving on to when i was 15. that's like.. 9th grade/form 3 (where i come from). i was invited to go for a camp with my friend and her friends and her brothers. only a few of us actually. the rest of the campers comprised of KOREANS. yeah. big deal. why weren't they japanese? haha yeah that was what went through my mind when i got to the camp site which was... in the middle of a oil palm estate. no phone signal, no internet access. but there was a pool though :3 (i never got in anyway  =.=) yeah, so there were about 40 korean teenagers from King's kids Church in S.Kr. i wasn't interested in korean music/culture then. I was more of a Japanese fanatic (thanks to anime/manga/games/and another best buddy of mine) yeah, then one of my friends who went for the camp with me told me that the latest korean song craze was LIES by BIGBANG (yeah i caps them coz they're my bias now >:3 ) i was like "oh okay. blue tooth it to me." so i took a listen and was like "hmm not bad. but i'm still japanese-fied." and then during dinner we sat with some koreans (duh. our ratio to koreans were like 1:10) and she played Lies on her phone and they were like "WHOA BIGBANG!!" and the craze spread to the other tables as well! Friend and I were really surprised. rofl.

yeah so anyway, when i got home i googled some BB songs and the first was Dirty Cash and.. How Gee i think. i was like "meh =.="

then, my first Kpop obsession was DBSK. honestly, i have like 7 DBSK albums and 2 concert DVDs. My first album was Five in the Black. heh brings back memories. i remember going all crazy over them in class with my fellow desk mate (if you're reading this, you know who you are!) then, came in the other groups like FT.Island, SHINee, er.. SuperNova, Super Junior, SNSD, Wonder Girls, etc etc. and of course BB but DBSK was my bias back then and Xiah was my "husband" (미안해 준루시 :S) the DBSK craziness stopped when Mirotic came out. I didn't buy the album; to my own surprise. then the fandom slowly ebbed away. during 2008, Korean Pop wasn't really that hyped up as compared to now. come to think of it, Kpop is really main stream now. it doesn't feel special anymore when you're listening to Kpop coz 3/4 of the world is listening to them too.  :/ yeah so anyway, I can't remember when i got into Big Bang. must be before Mirotic came out coz I was crazy over Haru Haru when it was released. so yeah. things died down with BB after they went on hiatus for a long time. I listened to Kpop less, i stopped watching dramas, i hardly watched their variety shows and stuff. then, the craze came back when TONIGHT came out. after that, i back tracked and downloaded a few songs from GD&TOP's collaboration album. High High's my favourite. meheheheh
i have.. 1 BB album and 3 concert DVDs. though i have to say, that my BB album is my most Prized posession (after my DSLR and guitar)

BB's Special Edition Album!!
it's also cuz it's the most expensive album in my drawer of CDs and DVDs. ㅠ.ㅠ (i seem to be crying a lot in this post =.=)

here's a better view:

awesome isn't it? mehehehehe

yeah, i'd thought this post would be longer, but surprisingly, it isn't. ㅎㅎㅎㅎ!!
ooh typing 한글 is fun ㄱㄱㄱㄱ~
okay i shall stop now.

here's more pictures on the album :)

ugh. comp won't flip it. sorry guys :/

one of the several sketches.
gotta bend your head to see this one :/

the back of the photo book

YGFamily Card. i still have no idea how it works.
the HOW TO YG family card guide. it's in Korean.
see what i mean?


Friday, May 27, 2011

RIP Chae Dong Ha

Chae Dong Ha; past member of SGWannabe has just committed suicide. Omg. At first, when I saw Si won, Eeteuk, Brian Joo and a few other korean celebrities tweeting about this, it didn't really strike me, but I got curious and googled him. And it turns out, he was a SGWannabe ex-member.

Former member

[edit] Chae Dong Ha

Chae Dong Ha (채동하, 蔡東河) was born on June 23, 1981 (age 29). Chae attended Seoul Institute of the Arts and majored in Broadcasting and Kyung Hee Cyber University for Global Business. He first debuted in 2002 as a solo artist with Na Ture. He was the main vocal and leader for SG Wannabe when the group debuted until he left the group in March 2008 to purse a solo career.[3] After leaving SG Wannabe, he released his second album Essay in 2009. In September 2010, he came back to the music scene with the track "Vanilla Sky" from his ballad single D-Day, which he wrote and composed. Chae was found dead in his apartment on May 27th, 2011, where it seemed he had hung himself.

*Credits from Wikipedia (man they're quick)

Read the report from AllKpop here

Gosh. Why??
May you rest in peace. D':

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

De-fine: LOVE

 What if I could speak all languages of humans, and of angels?
If I did not love others, I would be nothing more than a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
  What if I could prophesy and understand all secrets and all knowledge?
    And what if I had faith that moved mountains?
I would be nothing, unless i loved others.
     What if I gave away all that I owned and let myself be burned alive?
I would gain nothing, unless I loved others.

Love is Patient, Love is Kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered.
It keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not light in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always Protects, always Trusts, always Hopes and always Perseveres.
Love Never fails

 Everyone who prophesies will stop,                      
and unknown languages will no longer be spoken.            
  All that we know will be forgotten.                        
   We don't know anything,                                    
and our prophesies are not complete.                      
But what is perfect will someday appear,                
 and what isn't perfect will then disappear.             

When we were children,
we thought and reasoned as children do.
But when we grow up,
we quit our childish ways.
all we can see of God,
is like a cloudy picture 
in a mirror.
Later we will see Him 
Face to Face.
We don't know everything, 
but then we will,
just as God completely understands
For now, 
there are faith, hope and love.
But of these three,
the greatest is
-1 Corinthians, Chapter 13, 
the Bible

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Teeny tiny Pieces

#nowplaying: songs on random. and they all happen to be emo. my music player really does understand me!

okay, the reason for the rather random intro up there, I have no idea either. In fact, it's been a kinda long time since I last updated. My bad. i've been rather lazy these days. and lots of "surprises" happening everyday as well. it's partially my fault since I asked God to give me surprises everyday to spice up my mundane everyday routine. =.= boo me.
well, got plenty of surprises today. not really gonna share them in detail here, but if you guys reading this were with me today, you would know :) anyway, i'm in a really.... um.. blur mood at the moment. I'm feeling like some sort of zombie for crying outloud!
to the point, where i wanted to cry, just so i could convince myself i'm not a zombie. I don't know why I'm like this. maybe I'm tired or something. bah. is it weird if I said i want to break my heart into little pieces?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

the Artistic side of Me

Yay! I finally drew SOMEONE on paper! :D and then digitally drew it again on deviant art. WHOO. it took me less than 2 hours i think to draw on DA and about.. almost an hour to copy the picture from my phone. rofl.

the original

the attempted paper sketch
the digital sketch version
well, i think it's not that bad. maybe parts of the anatomy's a little off (coughtherightarmcough) but over all it's okay rightttt~? =D and mind you, i did the digital sketch with a mouse. but thanks to Deviant Art's cool sketch tool, it's a little easier on my hand. HAHAHA

*Please credit me if you wish to use my (very sad looking) digital sketch. :)

Monday, May 2, 2011


ahhh, I don't know whether to be happy, or.. happier. HAHA. Okay ignore me. Anyway, Happy Belated Mothers' Day everyone!

&& I got in to Form 6 at ACS. HAHAHA. Form 6 starts next Monday. BUT, I'm going to college.. so NO FORM 6! YAY!! though, some of my younger friends are a little tad sad about it, one even asked me to transfer to HIS school. LOL. Sorry sean, Me is not attempting to put my future on the line. You should know how much i suck at academics. Ahem. SO ANYWAY, my deviant art is active again! (after 4 years. God knows why I created an account at that time anyway) yeah, so i edit photos and upload them there. always wanted to do digital art. but i don't have the time or the program to start off. yeah soo, here's one i did about 10 minutes ago:

it's kinda noobish so i'm a little embarrassed about it. Though i've got to say, it turned out pretty nicely. here's the original:

hmnmm.. so what do you think? Is it worthy of your comments and likes? :S

yeah, so besides that, umm.. my new cat's lost == like seriously. I have no idea where it is at the moment. it went out, and it's not back yet. :/
sooo anyway, time to hit the hay.