[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] 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.…

[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.…

Gangnam Style is up your a$$ for K-pop

I guess it’s obvious that I’m no fan of K-pop. Been there, been that and glad I escaped before the wave swallowed me whole. And I ain’t hating on K-pop without trying it first. But it just does not float my boat anymore. Not even Gangnam Style, but hey, it’s not really K-pop in its…

TV: anti-Korean Wave

I am not a fan of Korean pop but as someone who writes about the region’s pop culture, I have to check it out every now and then. I may not be updated with every song, singer or drama that comes out in the Kpop market as compared to Mandopop and Jpop, but I roughly…