Throwback (Musical) Thursday – We All Grow Up(ish)

Posted by SaraG on August 8, 2019

Music

When groups have been around for a few years, I like to do a side by side from debut to current just to remind myself of how much they change and develop. A rookie group doesn’t get much say in what they’ll sound like or what the concept will be and sometimes it’s a bit…painful for them as well as for us. Frequently, though, the management company may be forced into a more innocent or juvenile style simply because the members actually are innocent and juvenile. For example, Astro was always meant to have a bit of a sexier concept, but when Sanha was added at the ripe old age of 15 – they debuted just shy of his 16th birthday – they had to change them up a bit. And while he’s grown up to be something else altogether, 15 is just not sexy. 15-year-old boys weren’t sexy when I WAS 15. 

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Korean Adventure Day Seven: That Weird Shaped Arty Building In Gangnam

Posted by Stephanie on August 7, 2019

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Sorry for the delay on this, guys! Massive amounts of overtime plus unexpectedly moving has mushed my schedule sideways.

It’s our first full day in Seoul! Or, to be more precise, Hongdae, though in our first day of power tourism, we spend precious little time in our home base instead hopping off on the hunt for idols in Gangnam, kpop stores, and mind-bending libraries. We attempt to cram this in before joining a food tour which took us through the winding alleyways of Insadong where we ate, ate, ate some more, drank our overfill, met amazing new friends, all before one of us suffers a loss of epic proportions during a classic kdrama episode.  Read more

Musical Monday – Spoooooky

Posted by SaraG on August 5, 2019

Music

I love being scared..not too scared, not like scariest haunted house in the state scared, but a good ghost story is absolutely the best. The subtlety of an unexpected specter in the background or even just an ominous soundtrack building the right amount of tension is enough to bring tears to my eyes. I’m not afraid to admit that I have been known to run back to my bed after a trip to the bathroom if I’ve watched a horror movie in the recent past. And yet, I keep going back.

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Khottie of the Week: Lee Hong Bin

Posted by Alix on August 4, 2019

Khottie of the Week

I’d started this post months ago while I was watching the drama Witch’s Love and for some reason, it had never made it on to the site. Since it’s too hot today to think very hard I was grateful to discover I had a post already started and so let me introduce you to Lee Hong Bin. Read more

Throwback (Musical) Thursday – It’s in the Name

Posted by SaraG on August 1, 2019

Music

A man with tattoos, piercings, a love of bacon, AND animals? Yes, please. 

Music really and truly plays a major role in how I pick and choose who to spend time with, but I also have a weak spot for all of the things listed above. Choosing new artists is a bit of a chicken and egg situation – do I find someone because of their music or find the music because the artists draw me in. In the case of BIGONE, it was the man himself. On one of my many stolen moments scrolling through Instagram I came across his profile and noted how many of his followers I loved, who he ran around with, and who’s pics he was liking. There was some serious overlap. I knew immediately that this could be a match made in hip hop heaven.

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What’s Happening With… No Min Woo

Posted by Stephanie on July 30, 2019

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Life goes humming along. You get in your routines, binge your new shows, listen to the newest batch of idols, develop new tastes and new biases. I don’t want to say we forget the biases of the past, as, do you really forget them? Or do they just sit there, waiting for your attention to return? Waiting for that moment when a single word or image reminds you of what you once loved? That happened to me when I happened to go on Facebook to see in my feed someone else’s moment, someone else’s memory of the past.

Seeing it, I was struck. No Min Woo! I loved him in Pasta, it was so freaking hot. This image here was Full House 2. Did I love him in that? Well… as it was a crapshoot of a show, no, but I choose not to hold that against him. Seeing this image, I was struck with a thought. What is happening with No Min Woo? I feel like if he were active I’d have known about it…but then again, I think that a lot and am often wrong.

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Musical Monday – Complications

Posted by SaraG on July 29, 2019

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We all know that at the start of this year, I created a list of three groups/artists that I would travel to see if they came to the US in 2019. One of those popped up and I’m going to Chicago in two weeks to see IMFACT. I’m stoked. But soon after I got those tickets, Pentagon announced a US tour in early September. It was emotionally challenging to say no to that one as they are a group that I find myself loving even when I’m not loving them. But I was going to be on vacay with the family so there was no way it would work anyway. Chicago is the best place for me to see shows right now for various reasons.

We rescheduled vacation. 

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Korean Delay

Posted by Stephanie on July 28, 2019

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Hey Anyone looking for this week’s Korea post! This is Leadville. This is the place where Molly Brown’s husband made his fortune, enabling her to move onto her unsinkable self. This is also Leadville, a small town in Colorado about 10,000 feet above sea level and about 7000  feet above breathable air. This is Leadville, who laughs at T-Mobile’s attempts at cell phone reception and the place where LizC, Alix and Lucy and I spent the weekend. Unfortunately, as the air is thin and the hiking is a must, I didn’t get to the photo editing I needed to in order to post this week’s post. As this week’s post is about our first full day in Seoul, with visits to SMTown, Codex Mall, and an EPIC food tour through the back-alleys of Insadong, I want to take the time to do it right. We’ll be back next week. While you’re waiting you can look at some of these pics from Leadville!

 

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