Tag Archives: Kpop

Musical Monday: The Is That You FTIsland? Edition

6 Apr


Huh. Well, that’s new. FTIsland has been around in the news for a few weeks, or more so the face of FTIsland (anyone else surprised to realize he’s not actually the leader?), being pretty cranky. He’s been upset with the sort of music they’ve had to play and with the endless comparison and being pitted against label mates CNBlue.

I understand where he’s coming from, it can’t be easy. Continue reading


Fun Friday: Getting Fit With Kpop

1 Apr

I, like I’m sure many of you out there are trying to get off the couch and get healthy. No, no its not easy, especially with that couch and it easy access to endless episodes of Kdrama is so alluring. But we’ve gotta do what we gotta do, right? But here’s the thing–it doesn’t have to be so hard! Here are a few handy tips I’ve found to use our love of kpop to reach those weight loss goals.

1) first off, let’s talk turkey about our weight loss goals. Nothing says motovation like counting your goals in terms of Kpop stars. “Ugh, I have to lose a whole Taemin.” And when you start losing? “Whew! It was hard but I’ve lost half a Hongki!”

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Musical Monday: The Junsu Edition

2 Mar

junsuOh Junsu, how did you know this Monday was sucking balls? You always know just what to do to make a girl feel better–come out with shmexy new music.

In preparation of Junsu’s new release, I’ve actually been listening to his two past CD’s on repeat for the last two weeks, and I’m happy to say, my appreciation for Incredible has grown. While all of his music isn’t my cup of tea (his’s very musical theater-y for me) I can truly appreciate just how freaking talented he is.

Now onto this. Do I love it? Well, it’s fudging Junsu, I’m predisposed to heart any of his videos, so I’m not sure if I can really give an honest answer. The whole thing, the music and the video are incredibly powerful and you just can’t look away. Perhaps some of that is the “What the?”

I’ll be interested in listening to the non-video version of the song, as with the slow down and stops of the video, it comes off as a little disjointed. But I have a feeling that is for the plot (um, was there a plot?) of the video. One thing I can say besides, Junsu sounds awesome, is that the fact that mother flippin’ Tablo being in the song? My loves of Junsu and Tablo together?

Mind blown. Continue reading

Musical Monday: The Block B Edition

23 Feb

block b

Not entirely sure how I missed this song! Was I really busy when this release happened? Did my subconscious suddenly become a Block B anti-fan without me knowing? Its not like Block B isn’t on my radar–they are. I’m actually a big fan and have been for a while.

Although now I’m thinking I should probably have that status stripped from me. Continue reading

Musical Monday: The JYJ Edition

16 Feb

Although really? This should be Musical Monday: The HAWT DAMN Edition.

You know, because how else can this be classified any other way? In other news, I’ve managed to fall down the rabbit hole of my Junsu obsession yet again. Not sure if you guys have one of these, but periodically I get so obsesssed with Junsu I just want to look at pictures of him, watch videos of him, and generally think slightly unappropriate thoughts for a while. Then I’ll get ahold of myself and get back to life as usual. Then he’ll set the trap again, and again, I’ll totally fall for it, and we’ll start the vicious circle all over again.

In the midst of this, I was chatting on the phone to Cherry Cordial and she was all “Please tell me you watched a subbed version of Backseat.” Of which I hadn’t. I’m sorry guys, despite my massive Junsu obsesssion, JYJ is just not my cup of tea. She, of course, insisted we put down what we were doing and watch it that very moment.

Oh. My. Freaking. God. Continue reading

Fun Friday: Because We Could All Use Some Fun

13 Feb

I bet you’re all like, “Oh yeah, sure after her big declaration of sticking around, she all disappears on us. What a loser.” And I say, hey buddy, chillax, no need to get all attitudey up in here.

Just kidding. Those of you who stuck with me are lovely, gooey chocolate filled cupcakes and I just want to bite everyone of you. Ahem….this is a bad week to be on a diet.

No, I haven’t abandoned you, although it was touch and go there for a while. But instead I have great news. For me! Thanks to my boss who told me how to locate a cache of my old posts, I haven’t lost as much as I thought! Oh, I’ve still lost lots but compared to Monday when I thought I lost everything? It’s like manna from heaven. (Or a big taco. Or a potato!) Anyway, the downside about this cache that he found– is that it’s disappearing fast. Like super fast. So I’ve been furiously copying and paste-ing as much as I can get my hands on.

I feel a happy dance coming on. Or maybe carbs. Continue reading

Musical Monday: Stephanie’s Kpoptastic Playlist Edition

2 Feb

Stephanies Kpoptastic playlistIf you don’t listen to the podcast (first off, why are you not? We’re delightful!) you missed my (again, delightful) story about how I’ve become friends with the Korean guy who works at the Korean market around the corner from my house (dude! I live in a place now that has a Korean vegetable market around the corner–sometimes it still blows my mind). Anyway this guy–who is probably one of the friendliest people I’ve met in all of my time here–only works there a couple of times a week and I’ve been trying to figure out a way to weasel my love of Korean whatnots into the conversation without me bursting out:


Ahem. I don’t think that’s something I can come back from. About a month ago, it finally happened. It started with an innocent comment about kimchi, and the flood gates were open. You watch Korean movies and TV? YES!!! I do! I love it! Since then whenever I pop in we have snippets of Korean centered conversation (it’s actually a super busy shop so it we can’t say much). Continue reading

Musical Monday: The EXID Edition

26 Jan


This Musical Monday is brought to you by my friend Thea. And she says, “It’s not pervy, these are balloons!” When she first talked about EXID, my honest thought was “Are you trying to trick me into watching some sort of EXO spin-off again?” Turns out, nope, EXID is not only not EXO, they are also not boys.

Surprise! (But watch out, you can’t be too careful about these things.) Continue reading

Musical Monday: The MC Mong Edition

12 Jan

mc mong

It’s MC Mong! Do you know him? While I know of him due all in part to his past scandals, but I’d never bothered to listened to his actual music. Until now. Well, more like 2 weeks ago on my last trip to Flushing while paying for my purchase at Skin Food, the sales lady was jamming out to a song. Full on bobbing the head, mouthing the words sort of jamming to the song. As I liked the song, I asked  her who it was.

Enter MC Mong. Continue reading

Musical Monday: The So Ji Sub Vs Seo In Guk Edition

22 Dec

With voting for the semifinals in the Ultimate Khottie Battle going on hot and heavy, I realized that both So Ji Sub and Seo In Guk were not only actors but also musicians! And I don’t even have to put musicians in quotes! Ahem*leeminho*Ahem.

Seems quite fitting to see what these two guys have to offer. Musically speaking.
First up, So Ji Sub. He’s more the actor/rapper. I used to laugh when I read that, but admittedly, I really like this song and will also cop to owning the whole release. And this video is pretty freaking cool. I’m actually a little surprised, I thought for sure I’d done it as a Musical Monday once before.
Or maybe I just watched the video and thought about it….
So Ji Sub, 18 Years (featuring Saetbyul)

Now onto Seo In Guk, who seems to be making his name for himself as an OST king. This song is for his latest drama, High School King of Savy. While it is a ballad, I don’t hate it, and it actually makes me a little more interested in watching the drama than I had been before.

Seo In Guk, Finding Myself