Korean, Korean Drama

K-Drama Time: While You Were Sleeping Pilot Episode

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Will While You Were Sleeping be the cure for my Korean drama slump? Possibly.  

If you remember my blog post that included my anticipated dramas for 2017, you’ll know that While You Were Sleeping was mentioned there. Ever since Lee Jong Suk was casted for the lead role, I was already anticipating for it.

So was the pilot episode worth my anticipation? I could confidently say, yes.

While You Were Sleeping’s pilot episode completely gave the viewers a taste of what is in store for them and showcased so much potential on where this drama could veer off. In turn, earning my full attention.

It opens with a scene wherein Hong Joo (Suzy) dreamt of herself hugging an unknown guy. With a blood streaked cheek and snow falling around them, she uttered “I believe in you. Because it’s me, I can believe you.”. Why did she say those words? Why did she hug that guy? What happened?

Waking up puzzled with what she just dreamt of, she jots down everything that transpired. Deep inside her, she knows that it is bound to happen because that’s what normally happens with her dreams. Hong Joo’s dreams truly happen in reality. Though, it only tell a portion of what soon would happen. She doesn’t have a clear sense on what would and what could cause her dream (or the end result) for it to fully materialize. She could warn those people involved but would they believe her? They just might think that she is insane.

Planning to go about her day, her mother informs her that there are people moving in across their house. Only to be surprised that one of the guy is the same guy from her dream. Seems like the events that will lead up to what she saw is starting to fall in place…

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Feature: YouTube Channels That I Frequently Visit

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How often do you use your YouTube account? What are the videos that you look for and watch whenever you are on that app? On today’s blog post, I’ll be sharing some of the YouTube channels that I frequently visit and truly enjoy their respective video contents.

In the past, I only use YouTube to check up on the latest music videos, movie trailers, interviews and basically the official releases from various media outlets. It was just recently that I found myself getting hooked with all things YouTube, being fascinated with some YouTubers and their contents. It all started when I saw a lipstick collection video on my home page and because it got me curious, I clicked on it. The next thing I know YouTube kept on suggesting videos from different YouTubers (international and local) and me, watching and watching and watching videos endlessly.

I’m not into beauty and makeup but two out of six YouTube channels that I listed below are of that content. Oh the irony. It’s just that I’m fascinated and I enjoy watching these vloggers testing out and putting on different products. Their videos are done creatively and definitely informative. The other four are of random channels about nails, culture, song covers and ChanBaek compilation videos. If you have questions and looking for a particular account that would suit your wants and favorites (like BookTubers), I’d gladly help you out and suggest some. Just comment down below! 😊

Shall we get started with my list?

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1. Shaaanxo by the beauty vlogger, Shannon, from New Zealand. It was her lipstick collection video that popped into my home page and started it all. This particular video runs to almost 30 minutes and I found myself finishing the entire thing. How can someone own such an amount lipsticks? Her collection left me in awe because of the number of lipsticks that she owns, the wide-range of brands that it includes and just seeing stacks and stacks of it. At first, I thought that she’s kind of “maarte” (like someone who can be too nitpicky). But she proved me wrong. Shannon does have a great personality, as seen in her videos. She’s so girly and I love it when she suddenly does some funny reactions and facial expressions. She’s so comfortable in front of the camera and sometimes it feels like she doesn’t even care that her funny yet weird expressions are captured and can be seen by millions of her subscribers.

Her YouTube channel is filled with lipstick swatches (most of the times she makes sure that she have the complete collection before she films this particular vlog feature), her first impressions on beauty products, reviews, tutorials, hauls and she also did some beauty tags & Q&A. Visit Shaaanxo’s YouTube channel!

Other International Beauty Channels that I visit, too: Tina Yong (I love her “Tina Tries It” feature), Tati, Safiya Nygaard, The Beauty Breakdown and Meejmuse.

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2. Chinkytita by Chinky from Cebu Philippines. I believe she’s just a starting YouTuber but her community is growing at a steady pace. I’m fond of using lip tints and when I searched for some swatches on YouTube, her account appeared. I went through her lip tint videos and I found myself enjoying everything that she puts out. She is bubbly,  funny (makes fun of herself whenever she does something wrong) and always up for a challenge. Add in her boyfriend who’s also a jokester, definitely expect some craziness. Her contents are always light & fun which makes her videos highly addictive to watch. A great daily dose of entertainment.

Her videos mostly consists of lip tint reviews, hauls here and there (even online and Divisoria), makeup product reviews and random travel & life vlogs. With being just a budding YouTuber, I love how she focused on featuring local and affordable makeup products. She knows how maximize the products that are easily available within her reach and in turn setting the general public as her viewers. I know she’s slowly getting her name out there, receiving some PR packages and I can’t wait for more things to come her way. Visit Chinkytita’s YouTube Channel!

Other Local Beauty Channels that I visit: Anna Cay, Anne Clutz and ThatsBella.

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Fresh Release, Korean, KPop, Music

Fresh Release: As If It’s Your Last by BlackPink

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Seven months since Square Two, BlackPink makes a comeback with a track titled ‘As If It’s Your Last’. 

As If It’s Your Last is definitely different from their previous releases. It’s more of an upbeat song that gives you the feel of making you want to jump and dance along with it. Also infused with synths in places. It’s a total bop!

The music video is a splash of bold colors and captured three sides of BlackPink: their sophisticated, school-girl type and fun side. The play of colors and how they were styled perfectly fit the sense of the lyrics since it revolves around someone’s excitement and bold take on love. You can check the English translation here. (Though, I just have to say that this song and MV gave me a 2NE1 vibe…)

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Click on the picture to watch AS IF IT’S YOUR LAST M/V! 🙂

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Fresh Release, Korean, KPop, NCT, Uncategorized

Fresh Release: Cherry Bomb by NCT

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Cherry Bomb comeback marks the first one that I’m on board with all the NCTzen (our just announced fandom name)! To say that I’ve been highly anticipating for their M/V and mini album to drop is totally an understatement.

When SM entertainment started releasing comeback teasers (first wave was of Doyoung, WinWin and Taeyong), the impression that it left me were NCT Dream-ish and Pop. It got me thinking, would they be taking on a NCT Dream kind of concept with a 127 twist? Are they going to release poppin’ songs because of how bold the colors used for the teasers? The video teasers weren’t that big of a help at all since it was mostly a montage of the M/V. Well, if you consider having Na Na Na NaNa stuck in your head and yes it worked. But still I’m at wits end because I couldn’t really grasp what the song will sound like and its overall vibe.

… And just a few hours ago, I got my answers for those thoughts and questions.

 

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Click the picture to watch the M/V for Cherry Bomb by NCT!

 

NCT 127 made a poppin’ comeback with Cherry Bomb as their title track.

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Korean, KPop, Music, Seventeen

Seventeen Compilation: Crazy in Love & Don’t Wanna Cry Stages

It’s been over a week now since Seventeen dropped their 4th mini album and the M/V for their comeback track, Don’t Wanna Cry, and here I am still so obsessed with it. Whenever I space out, the lyrics to that song just pops up in my mind and I end up mentally singing it. I don’t know how I can move on from this. Visually appealing music video, the rawness and remnants of sadness in their vocals and clever upbeat tone, what’s up? Don’t Wanna Cry is just so catchy and obviously have a lasting effect. To all the artists who are planning to make a comeback this year, for me this is definitely the one to beat.

Seventeen is currently promoting Don’t Wanna Cry along side another track, Crazy in Love, in various music shows and has been gracing us with powerful performances. Despite the insane choreography, numerous formation changes and the level of synchronization that it requires their vocals remain to be so stable. You can even check some MR Removed videos on Youtube. I’m beyond amazed with them. They just tick off a lot of boxes as to why they’re so stan worthy. I decided to make a compilation post so that you can join me in checking them out and their comeback stages. At this point, I’m hoping that they get several wins in music shows for Don’t Wanna Cry because they (and that song) deserves it. Seventeen deserves more recognition. Okay, I’ll leave you now. Just click on the pictures below and you’ll be directed to its corresponding Youtube videos.

 

Don’t Wanna Cry Music Video

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Don’t Wanna Cry Performance Version

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