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K-Shot Postscript: G.O (Jung Byung Hee) The Musical Seopyeonje – Final Thoughts

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It is has been a little over a week since I returned home from Seoul and admittedly, I am still reeling from the after effects of seeing this extraordinary musical and, well, G.O! I thought I would offer some final thoughts on the musical and his wonderful performance.

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MBLAQ Musings: G.O (Jung Byung Hee) – I Need Romance 3 OST – You

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I wish all Korean drama musical directors would woo G.O into singing a song on their respective OSTs…and often! His voice and range is so perfect and lends itself well to any genre of music from smooth R&B to upbeat pop like his latest offering for the I Need Romance 3 OST, You. Yes, I am pretty biased, but he truly  has a wonderful voice.

And, he is so dreamy……LOVE!! ♥♥♥

[Image credit: news.naver.com/Video credit: BubbleFeetMusic OST Channel E (HallyuTown)]


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K-Shot Postscript: Kim Junsu – The Musical December – Unfinished Song

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Kim Junsu’s musical, The Musical December: Unfinished Song, is currently running in Seoul (and soon to play to audiences in Busan and Daegu). It serves up some gorgeous melodies from the ever-versatile and inexplicably talented vocal force that is Kim Junsu. I really cannot say enough about this young man’s talent.

I have not seen the musical but picked up a special album of 6 songs from the show. The songs are not performance cuts nor is the album an OST, but rather Junsu singing a selection of songs his character, JiWook, sings in the musical.

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K-Shot Postscript: Yoo Seung Ho – Pieces of Memory

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Actress Ku Hye Sun is quite the renaissance woman it seems. She is pretty accomplished and not yet 30 years of age. She is an actor, director, writer, illustrator, and singer. I admit to knowing nothing about her and her short film, Pieces of Memory, featuring Yoo Seung Ho, is my intro to her.  I don’t even know her as an actress because I am probably one out of about a billion K-drama fans who has never seen Boys Over Flowers.  <gasp>

In this short film which she wrote, directed, scored and even sung the theme song for, we have a gentle commentary about the passage of life and how the memories we collect determine how sweet (or not) it was. Touching and poignant, the film takes us through a journey of one man in five stages of his life as he contemplates and looks back on it. We get the beautiful doe-eyed Yoo Seung Ho portraying the man in the third stage of life, or as the young man.

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This is the time in life when you are no longer a child or a teen but on the verge of starting to embark upon the journey as an adult filled with hope and verve of being ‘the conductor’ of your life. Best laid plans, right?  There is very little dialogue and primarily voice overs but the message is thought-provoking and lovely with lines like, “Fragments of sweet memories came to me”, “Life was perfectly beautiful just so long as there were those sweet memories.”

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It is the first Korean film to be shot using 4K3D technology which gives vivid and outstanding 3D effects as well as  beautifully enhanced imagery. The set is immaculate and precise and the colors vivid and rich. This is a beautifully shot film and won Ku Hye Sun the Young Director Prize at the 2013 Seoul International Silver Film Festival.

Seung Ho has such a nice presence utilizing his gorgeous eyes to pretty much communicate his thoughts throughout the film. I love eclectic independent film work like this and believe it suits Seung Ho perfectly.

[Source: ygfamily.com/Video credit: YG Entertainment]


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K-Shot Postscript: [images] Let The Promo Games Begin – SBS Radio PowerFM Cultwo Show (1/2/2014)

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Cloud cover by: Michele, Staff Writer

When you love what you do, it shows. It really, really shows. And this guy right here, well he LOVES what he does. Within two (yes, TWO) short hours of his hot new album, Rain Effect, dropping on us all like a torrential Rain (pun intended), our handsome (and hard-working) World Star made his way promptly to the SBS radio studios in Seoul to make an appearance on the PowerFM Cultwo Show on January 2, 2014. And he certainly remembered to bring a few things.

The smile.

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The charm.

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The playfulness.

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The focus.

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The playfulness. Again.

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The performance.

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And…more playfulness. Aieeeesh!  This man!!

Michele@cloudusa.wordpress.com/CloudUSA.org

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K-Shot Postscript: The Return of Rain 비 – It’s Raining MVs

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At precisely 12:00 PM Korean Standard Time on January 2, 2014, there was a downpour of Rain that I could not have been possibly prepared for. I only have three words:  Rain. Is. Back.

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K-Shot Postscript: Yoo Seung Ho – Warrior Baek Dong Soo

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야뇌 (Acoustic Version) – BMK [Warrior Baek Dong Soo OST]

I seriously do not know where to begin. This drama took me on such a ride, I simply was not prepared. There is so much to say about it, but since this is a postscript to my K-Shot post on Yoo Seung Ho, I am going to focus solely on the agonizingly conflicted Yeo Woon (Un). Gosh, the minute I say or think of his name, Un, I am filled with such incredible emotion. Yoo Seung Ho became Un – he wasn’t Yoo Seung Ho playing a character, no – he became the character he was cast to play.  And it was amazing to watch unfold.

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