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[new series] 116 Reasons to Love Byung Hee

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I admit to not being able to contain my love and admiration for this young man. It probably borders on the obsessive but fortunately he doesn’t need a restraining order just yet! In all honesty though, I truly do admire his amazing talent as a performer in all genres he has touched. It wasn’t, however, until I had the opportunity to watch him interact with fans that I was really pushed over the fangirl edge. I was in awe as to how truly genuine and sincere he was in his appreciation for his fans! The best part is that I have been on the receiving end of that appreciation and it is truly special. I am firm believer that you cannot fake sincerity. You either are or you aren’t. G.O in every imaginable way is.

So where did I come up with this “116 Reasons to Love Byung Hee” thing all of a sudden? Seems random, right?

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When Your Bias Tells Everyone He Knows YOU

MNet Meet & Greet

In what seems like a million years ago now, MNet scheduled an online Meet & Greet with MBLAQ to celebrate the release of their 6th mini album, Broken.  It was initially scheduled for Thursday, April 17, 2014 which would have been really cool for me since I was in Seoul at that time to see G.O in his second musical, Seopyeonje. Then the Sewol Ferry tragedy happened and out of respect for the families who lost loved ones as well as for a nation mourning, MBLAQ and MNet collectively decided to postpone and reschedule the meet and greet. It would happen at some point, we just did not know when. In the meantime, we were encouraged to buy up the CD and vie for position as ‘top buyer’ for some extra special love from the group during the meet & greet. I was determined to be one of those top buyers.

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TVXQ Tuesday: 믿어요 (Believe)

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Tri-Angle was TVXQ’s first Korean studio album and Believe the first cut from that album. Believe is a gentle and tender love song. And…..Junsu opens it, and opens it so sweetly. The song was not released as a single, yet it still seems to be a fan fave when performed on various Korean music programs. It has, I dare say, the absolute perfect pauses to usher in those amazing fanchants. KIM JUN SU!!! ^^

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바람의나라 (The Kingdom of The Winds) – Final Thoughts of G.O’s Prince Hodong

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As I sit down to gather my final thoughts about the musical 바람의나라 (The Kingdom of The Winds), and in particular, G.O’s gentle nuanced performance, I truly do not know where to begin. Before I stepped into the theatre to watch it unfold real-time, I did a little background check of the story so I would have some idea going in.  Still, nothing could have prepared me for the powerful and emotional interpretation brought to the stage by the Seoul Arts Group or the tender, heart-wrenching performance by G.O in the role of Prince Hodong. G.O continues to shock and amaze me.

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TVXQ Tuesday: Try My Love

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As I slowly make my way through the vast discography of these five men, I notice one thing for sure. They were never bound by one certain genre of music. They have given us so many different versions of themselves and I so appreciate their openness to lacing various genres of music into their catalog. Admittedly, I love the ballads. But, having Junsu as my bias here and my amazing OTB (one true bias) G.O with MBLAQ, you have to know that I have a special weakness for soulful R&B. Try My Love is just that.

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When Your Bias Knows That Skinship is THE BEST Birthday Gift

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Saturday, 17 May was my birthday and I was in Seoul. This, by far, has exceeded anything I have ever done to honor the day of my birth. In short, it was completely outrageous! But as I grow older, I am discovering that outrageous is pretty much the norm if your going to reach my age and decide to become a raging fangirl! Yes, raging – there is no other way to describe what my life has evolved into over the past year. And to think, it all started so innocently with Gong Yoo, Yoon Eun Hye and a coffee shop! But, I digress – let’s get to the real adventure here, the G.O adventure! ^^

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A New Beginning – The Fangirl Adventure Log

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On May 19, 2014 I will have been here occupying this space in the blogosphere for one year having decided to create a homage to the lovely male stars in both the Korean drama and Korean pop worlds. All total I featured a big whopping 5 ‘shots.’ Not much of an accomplishment, however, they were all worthy of having a spot in this weak homage! I can say with honesty I loved on each of them very much and can only hope I did them some (a little) justice.

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Wednesday Eu-Mak: B’day Celebration Part Two

I love you Nelly! This is the best way to begin my birthday celebration! I will do my best to coax our beautiful bias to our shores! Thank you for this delectable treat! ♡♡♡


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TVXQ Tuesday: Holding Back The Tears

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Since I have been focusing specifically on their music for these posts, I did not realize that the men of TVXQ filmed and released a drama back in 2006 called Vacation. See, you learn something new every day. And as I am still making my way through ALL of their music as a 5-man group, I rely on discography lists to assist me.  This is how I found the gorgeous Holding Back The Tears.

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TVXQ Tuesday: You Only Love

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Ok, I admit that was a bit of a long hiatus from my TVXQ Tuesdays. I also admit to being derailed by MBLAQ’s comeback and G.O being cast in not one, but two musicals. And, well, going to Seoul and seeing G.O. I’ve been a little preoccupied, to say the least. But, I am returning now with a lovely ballad from TVXQ’s third Korean studio album, O-Jung.Ban.Hap.

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