Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

太完美 (Too Perfect)

Super Junior M is back!  This is the Mandarin sub-unit of Korea’s biggest boy band, and sometimes I think I like them better than the entire group of 13.  M has the addition of Taiwanese-Canadian Henry and Chinese Zhou-mi, and CSW is also in it!  I was especially excited to hear that Jay Chou had written a song for their new album.  And I love it – it sounds like classic Jay, almost 10 years ago.

The below isn’t the Jay song, but its the only one with an MV so far.  I didn’t like it at first, but then ended up singing it in the shower…

If you pronounce the title just a bit differently, it could mean “Taiwanese Girl.”  Ha!

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이것 참 Mystery

As I was pulling out a new pair of contacts this morning, I noticed something odd.

I have 3 rows of my left eye contacts remaining, but only 1 row of my right eye.   My prescription for each eye is different enough that I would (should?) have noticed if I put them in wrong.

Of course, this is now driving me crazy as I try to figure out what happened.   If Gulez could solve the Case of the Missing 20 Cents, I should be able to figure this out, too!

Where the title came from:

Comeback!

Helloooo?

I think an entire season has passed since the last time I wrote anything!  I have a few things planned–now that I am done with school–to add to my meager collection of posts.

In honor of this occasion, I’m posting Super Junior‘s 4th album comeback!  Yes, this took place a while ago but I was busy then.  Super Junior was the first boy band to lure me into the world of kpop, so I have a special place in my heart for them.

English title: Bonamana
Korean title: 미인아
Album released:  May 13, 2010

KPop Glossary:
Comeback =  1. (noun) used in kpop to mean the return of a artist/group after promotions for their last album/single ended.  Often takes place in as few as 3 months.  2. (verb) the act of returning to the kpop scene after a brief hiatus.

Kiss meee

Poor, neglected E404! It’s been so long, I’ve half forgotten that I have a blog!

‘Cos I’m lazy but wanting to break the no-post drought, here’s a picture of a Korean boy-band, U-Kiss.  Which stands for Ubiquitous Korean International Super Star.  ROFLLLLLL.  Kpop band names are always great for a laugh.

Oh, you want to hear what they sound like?

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Won’t Let You Go…

…Even if I Die.   죽어도 못 보내.

Very dramatic.  But wow they can sing!!  This is their title song on their comeback mini-album, just released yesterday!

2AM is the ballad counterpart to dance/hip-hop group 2PM.   Together, they are OneDay.  ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥    I could write a lot more about them but I won’t.  Not right now.  This post might deteriorate into lots of spazzing and swooooooons, and I’m not sure I want to do that to the blog just yet.  HA.

The boys are, in order of appearance:  Jokwon (leader), Jinwoon (maknae), Seulong and Changmin.    Lovvvve the maknae’s voice!!

In the short time I’ve been obsessed with interested in Kpop, I’ve noticed that the stylists seem to love cropped pants.  But only on the guys!  Whyyy?  And did they really have to make Jokwon wear knee socks with them??!

Edit: The music video was released a few hours after this posted!

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Victoria….oh, it’s 외톨이야?

Testing YT embedding…video is of a new korean boy band debuting on Inkigayo: C.N. Blue (Code Name Blue)

Don’t they sound like a Korean Maroon 5?

One member was in You’re Beautiful (Shinwoo!), so of course I had to check them out.