Musical Monday – Not a Gamer Girl

Posted by SaraG on September 24, 2018

Music

Aside from my brief foray into Starpop, if that even counts, I don’t play video games. I never really have. I can remember sitting in my grandmother’s kitchen, where my cousin had hooked up his Nintendo, watching him play various story-based games and having absolutely zero interest in picking up a controller. My mom, husband, and children all play and have tried to teach me, but I’m just missing that gene. It’s not that I think they’re a waste of time, I watch MVs for hours at a shot, after all, I just can’t get into it.

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The Yummy Taste of Failure

Posted by Stephanie on September 23, 2018

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Fridays are for Kpop ladies nights. Friday nights are the nights when all our Denver friends rally, watch Kpop and unwind from the week. Sometimes it’s just the thought of the goal of Friday Nights that get us through the week. Music, Friends, pets, milling children, yep, it’s the life. Though who am I kidding? The main part about Friday nights? The food and drink. Copious amounts of food and drink. Yeah, that’s what really gets us through the week. After a particularly challenging week, we decided it was time to pull out the big guns.

Korean BBQ.

Oh yeah, nothing quite soothes those rough edges like meat, meat, and more meat eased down by waves of gin and prosecco. We all bring something to go along with. It’s part of the ritual of the night. We all meet at SaraG’s bearing something delicious. While I was wandering Whole Foods looking around for anything vaguely Asian and, not coming across anything that would make anyone stand back and go “great idea!”, I had….a great idea.

Plan? Recreate the Pornado or Korean Potato Tornado. Read more

Khottie of the Week: Ha Yeon Soo

Posted by Alix on September 23, 2018

Khottie of the Week

I usually find it awkward to write female khotties but the current dramas I’ve been watching have resulted in a host of female characters that are both feminine and strong. Characters that are willing to say to a patriarchal society you can’t treat me that way, willing to stand up for themselves when it seems like no else will. I’ve only been watching kdramas for a couple of years but it’s been fascinating to see the transition in the past couple of years in how female characters are being written and portrayed. While I know that an actress is not her character in real life, it still makes me want to highlight the women who are playing characters I admire and respect.   Read more

Throwback (Musical) Thursday – I’m Sick of Being Blue (Lines from a Song, I Swear)

Posted by SaraG on September 20, 2018

Music

I’ve noticed a trend lately, nothing major, nothing earth-shattering, but it’s there. When a label specializes in solo artists, they tend to lump them together to release group collabs quite frequently. It’s like the Korean music industry isn’t quite sure how to let an artist stand on their own two feet. Or maybe they are capitalizing on the unique fanbases. Or maybe they aren’t entirely sure that their artists can handle a song all on their own. It’s a bit harder to make these somewhat fluid groups when your solo artist is one of very few on your label and of a completely different style than your other big name(s).

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Anticipating Smarmy Seungri

Posted by Stephanie on September 19, 2018

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It had been so long since I’d heard about Seungri’s Netflix show, I’d actually forgotten all about it! Not going to lie, when I first heard about the show, my thoughts were, “what the?” and “go into the military already!”. Now though? Since his last album release, I find myself on a Seungri high. He seems to have decided to embrace his smarmy Seungri schitck and is running with it — which oddly makes me like him more. Did you see his video for Where R U From? He is definitely replacing the hole left when PSY left YG:  Read more

Redescovering Lovesick

Posted by Stephanie on September 18, 2018

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Remember back a while ago, when we were all obsessed with the Thai drama, Lovesick? Like obsessed-obsessed? Of course, you do, you were probably obsessed with this adorable show yourself! If you weren’t then, or have no idea what I’m talking about, I have great news! The Thai drama focusing on the love story between P’hun and N’oh, has actually hit Netflix!

I had no idea! I happened to be scrolling through one day, trying to find something to catch my attention when I scrolled by it. Then paused. What the? Did I just see what I thought I saw? And scrolled back. There it was: Read more

BTS Bon Voyage Season Three!

Posted by Stephanie on September 17, 2018

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I was just asking the ladies if they knew if BTS was doing any more variety. In previous years, they’ve done seasons of BTS Run (a fairly typical Idol variety show where they do challenges and whatnots) and BTS Bon Voyage (where we see the members out on vacation, trying to survive in foreign lands). While the ladies thought they heard that they had filmed a Run season somewhere, it’s official, we’re getting a Bon Voyage season three!

YAY!  Read more

Musical Monday – Ear Candy

Posted by SaraG on September 17, 2018

Music

I’ve thought about writing a full on post about all of the feelings I have regarding Hyuna, E’Dawn, Cube, and the rest of Pentagon. But Stephanie did a great job of summing up the situation and talking through the facts as we knew them at the moment. Not that we know much more now. My feelings are complicated and confused as I am and have been incredibly invested in Pentagon. Each individual member. I can’t write off the remaining nine because Cube is an asshole. I haven’t decided how I’m going to approach the situation yet so I’m not really ready to lay out anything thoughtful or insightful for the world to see.

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Khottie of the Week: Kim Namjoon

Posted by Alix on September 16, 2018

Khottie of the Week

Do you ever think about why a bias is a bias? What makes someone you’ve never met, will likely never meet (except for a second long high five if you’re lucky) the focus of all your fantasies? Someone you get protective over, annoyed when other people notice a particular picture or look. And do you ever think about why you move on from a bias, what makes your feelings change and evolve?  Read more

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