[blog] yes, Yonghwa. I know Heartstrings.

“Do you know Heartstrings?” Yes, Yonghwa. I know Heartstrings. It’s one of my favorite dramas. Last year, I wrote about why I love it. This year as Heatstrings marks its fourth year since broadcast, let’s look at the top four songs from the OST. Not to say there are only four songs that deserve mention…

[concert] one fine day with Jung Yonghwa

Make that two fine days: one in Bangkok and the other in Singapore. Both hot days too, as I remember (especially Bangkok, it was 36 degrees but felt like 40 degrees that day), and not the least because of the wattage that is Jung Yonghwa onstage. Of course, everyone who has encountered CNBLUE knows who…

[music] Jung Yonghwa’s music mileage

When I first heard of Mileage as the title of Jung Yonghwa’s collaboration with YDG, my first thought was: what kind of mileage is it? Airline mileage? What could the song be about? Will we be seeing JYH in a pilot uniform or something? Or as a traveler (I’m confusing this with his UnionPay commercial)?…

[blog] when fangirls travel

When I look back to 10 years ago, I can’t believe the crazy things I did traveling across Europe whether on my own or with friends, taking advantage of living in a region that has very good train infrastructure. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do those crazy stunts again with the confidence…

[blog] J vs K: the battle of Japanese vs Korean music shows

[Many won’t like some of the things I’ll say here. Sorry not sorry.] I watched MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE SPECIAL 2014 (Japan-Asahi) and KBS GAYO DAEJUN (Korea-KBS) at the same time last Friday. Obviously, I was tuned in for Arashi and CNBLUE. And watching music shows simultaneously has never been that interesting because of the…

[blog] Arashi, CNBLUE, Nagoya.

[Yes, here it comes and it may be long.] Life is too short to wait forever. – @ArashiTsu   This has got to be the fangirl trip of my life… so far. I totally bought into the adage that you only live once so on December 1, I found myself dragging my suitcase through Nagoya…

[blog] will work for Arashi ticket

The decision has been made: I am going to Nagoya in what may be the fangirl trip of my life. It’s the only city where concert dates for both Arashi and CNBLUE work (thanks to @ShayMujan for pointing out the Nagoya dates!)  and by hook or by crook, I am going to watch Arashi. That’s…

[blog] you are beautiful and all grown-up

I watched YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL many dramas ago. But I never got to finish it. Okay, I cheated. I skipped to the ending after the first few episodes wherein I couldn’t stand Jang Geun-suk and his never blinking left (or right?) eyelid. That bothered me a lot plus the fact that I was rooting for…