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On My Playlist ~ Mola [Winner]

Friends, I’m shook. You know when you listen to a song on an album and yes, it sounds and feels good but you never fully understand the impact of it until you watch and listen to it by way of a live performance? You know, when the visual concept coupled with aggressive choreography, stinging lyrics, and powerful vocals take the song to another level, whisk the group with it and make you pause a moment to say, ‘oh my god, what just happened?!’ This is exactly the mind-blowing experience I had when I watched Winner performed Mola from their latest EP release, We.

I need a moment.

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[News] Winner Drops MV Teaser for Ah Yeah

Guess who’s back? Yes, indeed, Winner will return on May 15th with a new EP, We along with an MV for their title song, 아예 [Ah Yeah].

Sounds energetic, catchy and fun . . . perfect for the summer!~ヽ(⌐■_■)ノ♪♬

[Image & Video cr. YG Entertainment]


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On My Playlist ~ Sunrise [Got7 JB]

I have to admit that over the past year I have been listening to more and more Korean R&B. So it stands to reason then that when a K-pop group, member(s) and/or sub-unit(s) within those groups take a trip on the R&B highway, I have been finding myself boarding that bus. Got7 is one of those groups. And even though they have been pumping out music since 2014, my sheltered, single-focused fangirl ears never wandered to have a listen. All I can say is this: I missed out . . . like in, missed the bus completely! Specifically where leader JB is concerned.

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

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A couple of years ago I sat down with a Jyotishi to have a look at my birth chart in order to see how my karmic path was affecting my present life. Yes, I realize that sounds like a bunch of new-agey hocus pocus.  But, I happen to believe in the inexplicable beauty of how the universe and our lives collide. I am weird like that.

Jyotish, or the science of light, is actually an ancient form of astrology that has been practiced for centuries throughout India. It is a Vedic science that basically describes the planetary patterns at the time of our birth and can give us valuable clues to understanding our life’s journey. When the Jyotishi asked me if I liked to write, I casually said yes. He then told me with urgent insistence to start writing and to begin right away because it would change my life forever.

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My Lovable Girl…This Likeable Man

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I owe a lot to Rain. In fact, I owe him everything for where (and most likely who) I am today in my short, but turbulent career as a fangirl. He put South Korea on the map for me in more ways than one. He led me to MBLAQ’s G.O (and I am forever grateful – *bows* profusely to Rain). Contrary to probably the opinion (and belief) of many, I still have a very special place in my heart for Ji Hoon. And, I certainly have a deep and strong admiration for him as an actor, singer, and performer. Most importantly, however, I have a sound respect for him as a man. So when I heard he was returning to the small screen in way of a 16-episode drama entitled My Lovable Girl, my interest was piqued.

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[series] 116 Reasons To Love Byung Hee: #7 – Nifty Shades of Byung Hee

Reason 7 – Nifty Shades of Byung Hee

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As he takes the hoodie wear to a level of its own (his own), so too does Byung Hee make a statement with the sunglasses he wears often choosing a particular shape and style to suit the moment (or not), and always making them look good regardless of the occasion. His fine facial features serve him well affording him the ability to wear any shape, size or color. And although he may choose to wear them to help establish a sense of anonymity, I like to think he wears them to simply increase his already existing and overflowing cool quotient.^^ It seems to add some extra special swag to his persona when he does decide to rock the decorative shaded eyewear and gives me yet another reason to love him like I do.

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[series] 116 Reasons to Love Byung Hee: #6 – It’s A “Rap”

Reason 6 – It’s A “Rap”

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When the fabulous five of MBLAQ met for the first time, Mir was convinced that G.O was slotted to be the rapper of the group. Little did he know that the man behind that cool urban swag actually possessed the velvet voice that was to become the group’s main vocal. I have to commend producer Rain for having the foresight he most certainly had to marry that very golden voice with the rap element he was firmly establishing in MBLAQ. Rain must have had his eye on Tykeys! The very cocktail of blending G.O’s sweet and delicious vocals with that of rappers Mir and Cheondoong proved to be a potent fortuitous recipe. In fact, pairing his voice with any rapper has proved to be magical. And this beautiful vocal synergy is another reason to love Byung Hee.

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[series] 116 Reasons to Love Byung Hee: #2 – Lip Service

Reason No. 2 – Lip Service

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You had to expect some shallow reasons, right?  But I may surprise you with this post even if it seems as if I am simply ogling the man’s lips! Inasmuch as the songs he sings originate in his heart, it is through G.O’s lips those thoughts and emotions must eventually pass. And what better send off than from his perfectly formed, and resplendently lush lips. Yes….I count his beautiful lips as one of the many reasons to love Byung Hee!♥

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[series] 116 Reasons To Love Byung Hee: #1 – Sweet Dad-Hee

Reason No. 1 – Sweet Dad-Hee

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When asked in an interview once, if you did not become a musician, what would you be, G.O answered: A father of an ordinary family.

Not a rocket scientist. Not the king of the world. Not the president. No, just a father of an ordinary family. It may sound simple, but in that simplicity lies something completely noble, at least to me. It is clear that family has always been and continues to be very important to him and that having a family of his own is something that he just may think about now and again. I think he takes the idea of ‘family’ and applies it to pretty much all aspects of his own life. This is a wonderful reason to love Byung Hee.

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That Ridiculously Surreal Fangirl Moment You Cannot Believe Actually Happened

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I was truly hoping that video of the May 30, 2014 MBLAQ online Meet & Greet would be uploaded so I could rewatch it to make sure I was not hallucinating the events of that afternoon (well, it was early, EARLY morning for me). MWave obliged. It really happened. That sweet and furry bias of mine, G.O, visibly shocked at seeing my picture, remembered me, mentioned he knew who I was and told Seungho, Cheondoong, Mir and everyone watching how I came to Seoul to see him in his musicals. It was indeed one of the most surreal moments in my life and one I won’t soon forget.

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