Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cover of Kang MinHyuk - STAR 별 (Heartstrings OST) Acoustic Guitar

Dedicating this song to 3 of my favourite October babies - Wan Fen, Daphne who are having their birthdays on 19th and Chanwon on the 20th!

Coincidentally my besties have very similar birth dates! Save my energy! :p



The reason why I chose this song although it's not exactly a famous K-Pop song was because it (somehow) holds a lot of memories between me and my beloved girl friends.

Read the short summary on why I chose this song for you girls in the description box of the video on Youtube.com ^^

And for my #addiction, the reason why I ended up choosing this song to be performed at your wedding was because I love the lyrics and I thought it would be a good song for you and Danny!

Lyrics:

하늘에 빛나던 별이
Star that shines in the sky
저 멀리 빛나던 별이
Star that shines far away from me 내 맘에 내려왔나봐
Seems like you came down to my heart
가슴에 새겨진 별이
Star engraved in my heart
가슴에 빛나던 별이
Star that shines in my heart
아마 너인 것 같아
I think that might be you
떨리는 소리가 들리니
Can you hear a quavering voice? Oh star
뜨거운 심장을 느끼니
Can you feel my passionate heart? You’re my star
아주 오랜 먼 훗날부터
From a very long time ago
나 꿈꿔왔던 사랑이 너인걸 알아
I know that you are the love I’ve been dreaming of
언제나 함께 해줘
Let us always be together
아주 오랜 시간 흘러도
Even if time passes
늘 같은 자리에서 빛나주길
(hope that you) Always shine on the same place
내 맘, 너에게만 줄게
My heart, will only be given to you
떨리는 소리가 들리니
Can you hear a quavering voice? Oh star 뜨거운 심장을 느끼니
Can you feel my passionate heart? you’re my star
아주 오랜 먼 훗날부터
From a long time ago
나 꿈꿔왔던 사랑이 너인걸 알아
I know that you are the love I’ve been dreaming of
언제나 함께 해줘
Let us always be together
아주 오랜 시간 흘러도
Even if time passes
늘 같은 자리에서 빛나주길
(hope that you) Always shine on the same place
내 맘, 너에게만 줄게
My heart, will only be given to you
니 맘 속에 새겨진 별도
The star engraved in your heart
니 맘 속 빛나는 별도 나이길 바래
The star that shines in your heart, I hope that is me
영원히 널 사랑해
Forever I will love you
내 눈 너만 바라볼 거야
My eyes will only look at you oh
너도 나만을 바라봐줄래
oh will you only look at me too
우리 서로의 별이 되주길
Let us be each other’s star


My 3 beloved girls, although we are all scattered in 4 different countries, I seriously can't wait to see you guys again. Anyway, we are all 1 Whatsapp message away! Just so you know, I am always missing and loving you all <3

HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY!!!!





Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Happy 5th Debut Anniversary Yong Hwa oppa

10월 7일 배우 정용화씨의 태뷔 5주년 진심으로 촉하합니다~~


Happy 5th Debut Anniversary my beloved Yong Hwa oppa!!!
 
아이고~ 시간이 정말 빨리지나 가세요~

이 5년동안 너무 수고하셨습니다 오빠

Out of these 5 years, I have been Oppa's hardcore fan for 3 years already. From the moment I watched you playing guitar in HEARTSTRINGS, my life has been changed dramatically.



You exposed me to the Korean culture and K-Pop. I started listening to Korean songs nearly everyday and started being an official BOICE. I also started to worship Korea and everything Korean related. I started learning the Korean language by myself because I want to understand everything that you say without having to rely on subtitles. I even learnt how to accept spicy food because I want to be able to enjoy Korean food like you do. I even pierced my ears to have the same number of piercings as you (also wear the same earrings as you) ㅎㅎㅎㅎ

You made me want to go explore Korea so desperately (and because of that...I finally have a dream that motivates me in life)

There are still a lot of things which you have taught me or inspired me in life which (obviously) you don't know, but I'm really really thankful for EVERYTHING. You are the very first K-Pop artiste who I love and will forever to remain as the number 1 star in my heart (of course in other Boices' hearts too) xoxo

당신은 제 인생을 바뀠어요~

In short, thanks for your existence in this planet and thanks for being in the show business, its a great honour to be your BOICE 너무 너무 너무 감사드립니다!

그 어떤 일이 생기더라도, 전 항상 오빠를 응원해요! 화이팅!

영원히 사랑합니다 용화오빠 ♥♥

오빠는 알고있으면 좋겠다~ 쮸 쮸~

Quote to share: I think that I must not forget the original intention even if the environment surrounding me has changed ~Jung Yong Hwa (CN Blue)


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Monday, September 29, 2014

Cover of B1A4 "Lonely" 없구나 & NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL

I made a NEW Youtube channel!!

Not sure why I'd rather abandon a channel with 138 subscribers and start from scratch again!! something wrong with my brain?!

I want a new channel where I put my singing covers and the presentable videos that I want to share on my blog (at least I'll try my very best to make them presentable) because I have too many random videos on my previous Youtube channel, so I decided to keep the old channel as my personal use and start a new one.

Here's the link to my new channel:


Click the link above to subscribe IF you like :3 I promise to upload as many videos as possible after my finals.

So to start off my new Youtube channel AND in conjunction with my previous blog post, I uploaded a cover of B1A4's Lonely.

I am seriously addicted to this song. Nearly 2 weeks since the concert, I have been playing this song on repeat for soooo many times! Quite hard for me to play this song on guitar while singing it, so I tried making a karaoke version cover.



Not very good at using karaoke style though...Don't know how to get a balance between the instrumental music and my own voice >< Took quite some time to memorize the lyrics as well :S

As a token of apology for torturing your ears with this weird karaoke version cover, here's the original MV for the song! 


I love B1A4 soooo much, especially Jin Young oppa ^^


잘자요~ 굿나잇~

Quote to share: No matter where and when, I must be a modest and down-to-earth person ~Jin Young (B1A4)


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

B1A4 Came Into My Life

I have NO idea how many times I've said this on my blog before...but I'm a proud die hard K-Pop fan. I'm not like those irrationally crazy fans but I can say, because of K-Pop, I worship South Korea and Korean language so insanely much to the extent if you say I can live in Korea for the rest of my life, I will just grab my phone, ipod, laptop, ipad and passport and wave goodbye to everyone for good!

My K-Pop craze started pretty late compare to other friends of mine. I started around September or October of 2011. Moreover, instead of liking those dancing groups, I like BAND. In the K-Pop industry, it's very rare to have a band (with a few people) because majority of the groups have lots of people in them.


My all-time favourite K-Pop group is CN Blue!! ♥♥

 
Having so many gorgeous and talented K-Pop groups to choose from, I have only been a fan of CN Blue since my K-Pop craze started. Even though I still listen and watch the other dancing groups, I've never been a die hard fan of theirs. 







Because.....my weakness is.....seeing gorgeous guys play musical instruments, especially guitars!


This is the video that made me fell for Yong Hwa oppa and the official start of my K-Pop craze life. (PS: Yong Hwa oppa is the lead singer and the leader of CN Blue) ♥

Little did I know, there's no turning back at all.






When my Yong Hwa oppa plays guitars, I die inside out!!!!!

This is LITERALLY my face when I see Yong Hwa every single time!!


Frankly speaking, throughout these few years, I've NEVER expected me to love anybody else apart from CN Blue because I'm more of a musical instrument person rather than dance (despite I spent half of my life dancing as well :p)

However, since last Thursday, which is exactly 1 week ago from today, I've become a fan of another K-Pop group called B1A4!

Looking back, it seems like everything is fated in a way.

The name B1A4 was no stranger to me because as a K-Pop fan for a few years, I pretty much know the existence of majority of the groups just that I had never listened to their songs nor watched their music videos. Of course, I didn't even know how many people are there in the group.

To sum it up, I've only heard of their name ><


Anyway, back to the story, last Thursday, when I was about to get out of the house for my Japanese class, my junior from Korean Student Society said that she got FREE tickets to B1A4 concert.


FREE TICKETS!

Everything aside, FREE is the main point here! HAHA!


The yellow chat bubble is my reaction, without any hesitation at all!

To be honest, I just wanted to go because it's free! :p I knew nothing about them at all except for the name B1A4 ><

But, I didn't think it's appropriate to say NO to a free K-Pop concert, right?!?! HAHA! Plus, the concert venue was just in the city, at Regent Theater (Collins Street), just a few tram stops away from my place, so why not?!

Ps: Regent Theater is also the place where I met my guitar goddess Orianthi couple of years ago (read story here)

Before heading for the venue, I had 45 minutes to spare right after I came back home from class, I cooked myself instant noodles and ate 2 kiwis and 1 egg and watched a few B1A4's music videos. And, I found a really cute guy in the MV (will share it at the end of the blog post, keep reading :3).


Elissa, El, Nini and I went together while Eun Ji, Katie and Jane were already there as backstage workers.

Met up with Eun Ji to pick up the tickets and then went for Spanish Donuts and Sushi with Elissa, El and Nini.

We were really calm in the sense that we didn't bother waiting in the line to get into the venue at all. Since it's all seated, it's just like cinema! Why line up?!

We only went back to Regent Theatre at 6.45pm!

(I went to Orianthi's concert at 5pm when it was suppose to start arond 8pm; CN Blue's at 4.30pm when it was suppose to start around 7.30pm)






I was really taken aback by the interior design of Regent Theatre! It's sooooo classy. I couldn't believe that a K-Pop group would hold a concert at such elegant venue because this place seems more suitable for orchestra performances or broadway shows.

Because the tickets were free, we couldn't manage to get seats for the 4 of us in the same row. Eventually, Elissa and I went to Level 1 while El and Nini went upstairs.

Initially our seats were at the very very last row of level 1 but thankfully a nice security guard let us move forward a few rows. Although we were still at the last row of the crowd, we could stand up (nobody was behind us anyway) to get a better view!

It wasn't really that important to us anyway since both Elissa and I were not their fans. We came because the tickets were free!

I didn't take any photos when the concert started because I prefer to enjoy the concert with full concentration than focus on taking videos and photos.

Guess what?!

I went in without knowing anything, but I came out as a fan!!! The concert was sooooo awesome!!! Their singing was really good even though it's live~ No lip syncing. I was quite surprise that B1A4 is not the typical dancing group like Shinee, EXO etc because their dances were really CUTE (not grand but CUTE). Some of dances even look like the morning warm up routines kids do in primary school!!! HAHA!!! And their songs are really bubbly and happy!

And yeah, I learnt their names in the concert! Thanks to Elissa who explained the members' respective roles and names!



Also, I found my bias (for the non-K-Pop fans, 'bias' means one's favourite member from a particular group) - Jin Young, the leader of B1A4 ♥ (this is what I posted on Elissa's Facebook :p literally spammed her!)

I just never thought that Jin Young's THE ONE that I liked when I watched the MV while having instant noodles!


"He's totally your type" said my #sotong.


There's this part where a member brought out an acoustic guitar. I told Elissa "Eh I never know that dancing group people will play musical instrument live on stage like this!"

You know why....he resembles Yong Hwa a little! He has the vibe of Yong Hwa in Heartstrings and he was the one who played the guitar on stage!

My weakness mode ON!

The best part of the concert was when the members ran down the stage and came to the fans with polaroid cameras! I was soooo close to CNU and I also touched one of the members (which I later discovered that's actually Jin Young)!!!

The fan service B1A4 gave to the fans was really the best of the best! I've never seen artistes interacting so well with the fans. There's a part where they randomly chose a fan girl to the stage and they sang "CHU CHU CHU" around her and even gave her a teddy bear! Envy~~

After the concert, Elissa and I went to the backstage to get a glance of them close up but we got squashed by the security guards :/ Still managed to see one of the members really close. Elissa made eye contact with her bias, Baro, and she was so happy and hyper that night! HAHA! We also spoke to the event manager and he told me that he's planning to get CN Blue to come to Melbourne again and he told me that I can apply to be backstage worker for CN Blue's concert next year too!!! YAY!!!! Looking forward to that desperately.


Today marks the 1 exact week of my B1A4 post-concert syndrome. Not only the fandom hasn't gone down, it got even severe!

The real truth is that when I first got back from the concert, I just felt that "Okay...I quite like B1A4 and Jin Young is going to be my bias from B1A4". Until.....I figured out that Jin Young actually composed many of the songs himself and I saw that he can play piano, bass and also guitar well! OKAY, weakness mode ON ON ON!!! Jin Young made it into my list of idols right now!!!

I've now reached a stage where I cannot get B1A4 out of my life! I downloaded ALL of their songs and have been playing them every single day since then. I even spreaded the "virus" to my housemate, now we are literally listening to B1A4 every single day and watching them on variety shows while we have our dinner!!! DAEBAK!!! HAHA!!! We are bursting into laughter every day because B1A4 members are really insane. They are like some kind of uncontrollable hyperactive and noisy kids (a little TOO noisy when compare to CN Blue) but really funny!


Painstakingly wrote THIS long because I want this memory to last. B1A4 came into my life and is now my 2nd favourite K-Pop group! Number 1 still belongs to CN Blue ♥

Now, ready for pictures spam!







There are 5 members in B1A4. I like them because 5 is not too many. I can't stand those groups with hell lots of people in them. I guess 5 or 6 is the limit that I can accept ><

Although B1A4 dresses up quite fancily like the other K-Pop dancing groups, I personally think that they are more of a country singer. Most of their songs are really bubbly and cute!

Coming up next is my Jin Young oppa ♥




This is the image that he portrayed when I started liking him without knowing who he was.


It's from the "Lonely" 없구나 MV that I watched before attending the concert.

It's by far my #1 favourite song of B1A4. 


This is my 2nd favourite song by them "Tried To Walk" 걸어 본다.

And also a bunch of other songs that I really like.


"What's Going On" 이게 무슨 일이야. This is current alarm ring tone!


"Baby I'm Sorry"


"Only Learnt Bad Things" I just started being crazy over this song yesterday :3


"Baby Good Night"


"Solo Day"

I like Jin Young oppa with dark coloured hair though - black, brown or red is acceptable. I think he looks rather bad in blonde hair that's why I refuse to show him in blonde HAHA (He was blonde in "Solo Day MV and with unkempt hair, that's why I used the dance practice video :p)







I like his phoenix eyes! He's nickname is called "Arctic Fox" because of his eyes! And his smile too! I tend to fall for guys who looks really kiddy when they smile!! :3



Jin Young with guitar!!!!!


With bass!!! Like OMG!! And he composes songs too! How talented can this skinny quiet boy be?!


These 2 videos made me and my housemate laughed so much these days! Our source of happiness ^^


I'm currently trying to memorize the lyrics of "Lonely" and "Solo Day" and learning the chords of B1A4's songs so I can play them!! Perhaps another K-Pop cover video someday?? :p HEHE #justsaying

I'll end this blog post with a behind the scenes clip of B1A4 in Melbourne.


PS: That's Flinders Street by the way :3

I'm ultimately grateful towards Eun Ji, Jane and Katie who gave us free tickets. That ticket changed my life, quite literally, since last Thursday. A good change. And I like it!

Can't wait to see B1A4 again ♥♥ And I also which K-Pop concert is coming up next for me with full enthusiasm :3

Quote to share:My target since I was a trainee is to become a singer that doesn't change even as time goes by and doesn't forget the initial goal. If I feel myself changing, I will control it and catch my heart again. I want to be with my members forever like the way we were in the beginning. With that promise, I will work hard all the time, today and tomorrow ~Jin Young (B1A4)


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