Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lyrical Saturday: Epik High ft. Younha - "Umbrella"

Epik High's "Umbrella" featuring singer Younha was first released back in 2008, along with an artistic music video. It is one of my favourite Korean rap ballads of all time. 

What makes this the perfect time to discuss the song today is that Younha just recently released a solo remake of "Umbrella" and achieved her first #1 single on Gaon Charts. Although the original remains my favourite, I am also linking Younha's solo version here as I warmly recommend that one as well. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Newly Discharged Lee Je Hoon is Already Cast in a Movie

Let us rejoice! Actor Lee Je Hoon has finally completed his military service!

After enlisting in October 25, 2012 as a member of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency riot police, it is announced that he returned to civilian life on 24th of July. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Park Shin Hye and Yoo Yun Suk Cover the August Edition of Céci

Park Shin Hye and Yoo Yun Suk make one gorgeous couple in August's Céci. Dressed to impress, the two actors look youthful yet sexy as they pose together, drawing some attention to the upcoming winter season movie The Royal Tailor, where they are cast as king and queen. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Video of the Day: B1A4 - "Solo Day"

Although it is the middle of the summer season, I kinda feel like K-pop hasn't really gotten into the summer vibe yet. I mean, there haven't been many songs with light summer concepts if you think about it. For instance, f(x) made their comeback with the edgy "Red Light", while BEAST's "Good Luck" and Infinite's "Back" are kinda on the dramatic side. In my opinion, there is a serious lack of K-pop songs that are just FUN.

Which is why the latest release called "Solo Day" from the quirky boy group B1A4 is exactly what I've been waiting for - catchy, upbeat and laid-back. "Solo Day" is an all-around feelgood kind of song. And the accompanying music video also stands out with its pure awesomeness. It was filmed in California in an open location and features lots of beautiful camera shots. In the video, each of the members play a different role - pizza delivery boy, flower boy vagabond, OCD guy, space geek and couch potato. But the best part is, there are UFOs! Now, how about that?

I warmly recommend you guys to check it out for yourselves, cause I can pretty much guarantee you'll be loving it. 

More Smouldering Stares from Park Seo Joon in Marie Claire

Yes, we have more of Park Seo Joon. No need to thank me.

Indeed, the young actor is featured in the latest edition of Marie Claire. This time he goes more for the brooding bad boy vibe, wearing a leather jacket and smoking a cigarette. 

Suzy is Elegant Yet Sultry on the Pages of Marie Claire

As a continuation of the Cosmopolitan pictorial I posted previously, Miss A's Suzy also poses seductively in the newest issue of Marie Claire, wearing the beautiful pieces from Cartier's new jewelry collection. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Video of the Day: Mamamoo - "Mr. Ambiguous"

Why haven't I heard about this group until now? 

Apparently, Mamamoo is a four-member rookie girl group who made their official debut with "Mr. Ambiguous" last month, and I have to say that I'm very impressed. These girls could totally rival SPICA with their vocals and they seem to carry lots of sass as well. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Mini-Impressions: High School King of Savvy and Fated to Love You

Summer drama season has fully kicked off and there are so many new releases to be discussed that I hardly know where to start. I've spent the last week and a half trying to catch up with the new dramas. In this post, I'll be tackling High School King of Savvy and Fated to Love You, giving my overall thoughts on their first episodes. 

I'll probably do another Mini-Impressions post on other new dramas I've checked out recently, so stay tuned for more.

Also, a small disclaimer. I won't be commenting much on the plots of these two dramas as I expect those who read this post to already know what the shows are about. These are just my reactions and thoughts about the first episodes, without any further explanations. Hopefully you don't feel too confused.

Suzy is Captivatingly Beautiful in July Edition of Cosmopolitan

In this recent pictorial for the July's Cosmopolitan, Miss A's Suzy wears Cartier's jewelry, looking truly exquisite and alluring. The photo shoot took place in Hawaii. 

Jo Yoon Hee is a Stunning Beach Goddess for Cosmopolitan

Actress Jo Yoon Hee is almost unrecognizable in her sun-kissed tan for this month's issue of Cosmopolitan. Last time I saw her, she was sporting a bowl cut in Nine: Nine Times Time Travel. But in this summery pictorial, Jo Yoon Hee is breath-taking and seductive as she poses in nautical-inspired fashion.