[CNBLUE] a tale of two albums: 2gether and Colors

  Don’t judge an album by its sampler. And those who did with CNBLUE’s new Korean and Japanese albums, please raise your hands. *Raises hands* For the first time though, I was looking forward more to 2gether, the Korean album, than Colors, the Japanese one, even if I have traditionally preferred their releases in Japan…

[fandit] celebrities owe fans…what?

[fandit = a combination of fan and pundit. In short, busybody me. And yes, starting a new corner with this. Oh and if you don’t like my opinions, you don’t have to read.] “Just because you like my stuff doesn’t mean I owe you anything.”- Bob Dylan The day I thought would never come, came.…

[blog] sarang Busan namja

  Located in the south-east of Korea, Busan faces the ocean that’s why many describe the people there as “open” just like the sea. There are other stereotypes about Busan natives though including being rough or funny. One thing is for sure, the Busan satoori is charming. When I went to Busan twice previously, one…

[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] what do Jun, Nino, GD & Yong have in common?

If I ask what do Matsumoto Jun, Ninomiya Kazunari, Kwon Jiyong and Jung Yonghwa have in common, the obvious answer would be they’re idols. But there’s something else they have in common aside from being among their generation’s top stars in the J-pop and K-pop worlds: their moles, particularly those on their faces. The moles…

[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…

[blog] 27 charms of Bolmae Jung

He got me into the Korean side of music. But there’s more to Jung Yonghwa, after all, he’s not Bolmae Jung for nothing. The more you get to know him, the more he becomes charming. So let me try to list down 27 of his charms in celebration of his 27th birthday (Korean age). 1.…