[blog] super September

Well hello there, September. Welcome to the land of the broke. Arashi has announced the release of their 14th studio album, Japonism, and while it will be released on October 21 yet, pre-order has already started on August 28, the very same day the album name was announced. Funny thing was, a couple of Arashi…

[blog] Yonghwa & Jiyong: a tale of two dragons

용/yong/dragon Korean dragons are legendary creatures in Korean mythology and folklore and trace their influence to the Chinese dragon. However, as opposed to European mythology, Korean dragons are considered benevolent beings related to water and agriculture, and believed to bring rain and clouds. [Source] 용용용 Yes, this post was bound to happen. Jung Yonghwa x…

[blog] my fangirl life’s ABC

  I guess with this post, I’m owning up to being a BIGBANG fan. Though I still can’t call myself a VIP (in the same way I can’t call myself a Boice) because I don’t want that commitment. When one friend asked me if I’m now a VIP, I answered that I’m just a music…

[blog] MADE in Bangkok by BIGBANG

More than a year ago, it would have been unthinkable to listen to K-pop beyond the occasional drama OST. How much more pay good money to watch a concert of Korean artists. But thanks to CNBLUE, my eyes (and ears) have been opened to that side of pop culture. So yeah, thank you, Yonghwa. And…

[blog] the Arashi BIGBANG theory

I’m at a loss on how to call this post and let me just say, there is no intention to compare the two groups at the expense of one or the other. In the previous post on fans (not the uchiwa kind), I mentioned that there are many ways through which we turn into fans.…

#fangirlproblems #8

Okay, this is a #fangirl problem specific to a fandom: GD or TOP. See, I’m in my BIGBANG”phase” now. But first things, first. I don’t go into phases like this period, I’d fangirl this and the next, I’d fangirl that. I may like a song but I won’t go beyond that. If I do…it’s no…

[music] BIGBANG likes to parteeeeyyyy

“That’s where everything starts,” a fellow Arashi fan warned me while I was spazzing about BIGBANG’s We Like 2 Party. Out of curiosity and for the sake of informed opinion, I’ve been giving BB a listen. But not until WL2P that I could relate to their music. Let’s just attribute it to different music preferences.…