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Thoughts on Big Bang – Love Song MV

14 Apr

So “Love Song”, from Big Bang’s special edition mini album has been finally released. Love Song has been on rinse and repeat for the past few days, so I’ve been pretty excited about the upcoming MV:

A few thoughts::

  • They are wearing the exact same wardrobe as their first live performance, but they look good in them. I can’t help but think GD looks like a high school delinquent with his baggy pants and paperclip earing.

GTO or GD?

 

  • Black and white is awesome
  • I wish they didn’t include the dancing. 5 guys in suits wandering through that kind of setting is already unrealistic (unless we are to believe these are gangsters that caused the mess? lol). But to have them suddenly start breaking into a dance and sing “oo-oo-ooooooh”… it’s 2011 now. Not 1990.
  • I love “one shots”, really ups the epicness of any extended scene. However, they must of fucked up as they had a cut from TOP to GD. Probably couldn’t be assed to re-film the whole MV again.
  • Not sure how the post-apocalypse setting fits in with the song, but cool nonetheless. Great attention to detail too.
  • Seungri’s ass looks like it’s on fire at the end -_-

KPOP iPhone Ringtones

10 Apr

Holy crap. I haven’t posted in almost 4 months! Busy with work and studies… yadda yadda yadda.

But I’m back as I’ve got something to share with everyone: iPhone ringtones!

I love my iPhone but one crappy thing about it is you cannot use MP3 as your ringtone. That’s why you and 95% of other iPhone users are probably using the same generic ringtone.

Well I’ve got a pretty cool app which enables me to make my own ringtones in the .m4r format that the iPhone requires. I’ve now made up a pretty large selecting of ringtones, mostly Kpop but with some Jpop, Cpop and western music too. Thought I’d share some with you iPhone-using Kpop-loving people  ^^

I will be taking requests for Kpop ringtones. You can do contact me by:

1) messaging me on Twitter (@qoobie23) or on this blog
2) Name of the artist (romanized), and track name
3) Which part of the song you want as the ringtone (e.g. 1:04 – 1:34)

Today, I’ll be sharing MBLAQ’s Cry and GDTOP’s Oh Yeah! Please no hotlinking, at least without full credits. Enjoy 🙂

MBLAQ – Cry Ringtone
GDTOP – Oh Yeah! Ringtone

kpop freakonomics?!?!

17 Jun

As I majored in Economics and my current job is related to economics, I occasionally visit the Freakonomics website (BTW, if you haven’t read Freakonomics, please do, excellent book – even if you don’t have a clue or don’t like economics!).

And what did I see on the blog? Mention of SNSD, 4minute, Kara, After School !

http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/15/killer-girl-groups/

In response to the sinking of one of its ships, South Korea recently erected speakers along its demilitarized zone with North Korea — to be used for propaganda broadcasts.  A South Korean newspaper reports that the government is also considering using “songs and music videos by manufactured girl bands such as Girls’ Generation, Wonder Girls, After School, Kara and 4minute in so-called psychological warfare against North Korea.” Wonder if they’ve considered Barry Manilow?

Whilst thas been reported before,  I would never have imagined that a leading economist would actually blog about it. The power of Hallyu is boundless…

Nam Gyuri featuring Oneway

29 Apr

DISGUSTED after listening to the new track. My rant in full @asiawhat HERE

YG, stop being such a tease

28 Apr

New post by zerohundred – read it on asiawhat or fangirltainment!

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status – HOT ISSUE!

20 Feb

Right, so this blog, freeingyourwings is almost dead. But alas, like a Phoenix, another rises in its place (too much Harry Potter).

My new blog, http://www.asiawhat.com, will be live hopefully by nextweek.  I’m trying to get some good bloggers to help me out with content. But even if I don’t get them in time, I’ll still take asiawhat.com live as I got some pretty exciting content. Such as…

and…

^_^

By luck, I was at the red carpet premier of Jackie Chan’s newest movie, Little Big Soldier, which also stars the Taiwanese, very talented, hearthrob Wang Leehom, who is one of my favourite Chinese singers. Chinked out!

And today, I managed to get a press pass to 4minute’s showcase in Hong Kong, and was literally 1 meter from them for around 2 hours, so I managed to get a few photos. Well, 600 to be precise. And a few HD vids of their performance too!

So save http://www.asiawhat.com to your bookmarks~

Thanks for your support!  asiaWHAT! –  HWAITING!

PS. If anyone is interested in giving writing for asiawhat.com a go (or would like to know more details), leave a message here with your email address, or email me at:

m [dot] kwan23 [@] hotmail [dot] com.

2009 – you've been good

4 Jan

Almost every other blog out there is doing some sort of “BEST OF 2009” post, so let me be a sheep and do one myself.

Qoobies Best of 09 KPOP Awards

Best Artist
G-Dragon

Best Group
2PM

Best Newcomers
2NE1, 4minute, After School, BEAST, Lady Collection, Maydoni

Best Songs (no particular order, one song per artiste)
SNSD – Gee
2NE1 – I Don’t Care
Taeyang – Wedding Dress
2PM – Heartbeat
Park Bom – You & I
Kim Tae Woo – Love Rain
4minute – Won’t Give You
After School – Because of You
Hwanhee – Bring it Back
Epik High – Wannabe
2AM – Time for Confession
Super Junior – Sorry Sorry
Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra
SHINee – Please Don’t Go
Maydoni – 7 Teen
LeesSang – Girl, Unable to Separate – Boy, Unable to Leave
Baek Ji Young – Don’t Forget

Best Albums
G-Dragon – Heartbreaker
2PM – 1:59PM
Hwanhee – H-Soul
Wheesung – Vocolate
2NE1 – 2NE1
Maydoni – 7 Teen
Untouchable – Quiet Storm
Brown Eyed Girls – Sound G.
Super Junior – Sorry Sorry
Lady Collection – Lady Collection
Kim Taewoo – T-Virus
4minute – Musik
Epik High – Map the Soul

Best MVs
2NE1 – Fire
2PM – Heartbeat
G-Dragon – Heartbreaker
Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra
Epik High – Wannabe
LeesSang – Girl, Unable to Separate – Boy, Unable to Leave

Drama
I haven’t been a huge follower of K-dramas (I’ve seen less than 10 my whole life), although that will change as I’m on a rabid download spree. Recommendation welcome!

In 2009, I’ve watched Cinderella Story (not sure why I even bothered), IRIS (very entertaining, although the last few eps were a huge let down; they either should of added a few more episodes to flesh out the story, or end it earlier) and You’re Beautiful (wasn’t going to watch this as it looked too “teen” and “cute” for my usual tastes, but so many people recommended it. Good recommendation! Park Shin Hye ^_^).

I am about to begin Return of Iljimae, and plan to watch Shining Inheritance after, since it has won so many drama awards in 09.

Variety
As I understand little Korean, the shows that I can watch it limited to the ones that are available on youtube/download with subs.  Family Outing is my no.1 variety show.  I’ve been a huge follower of the first series of couples of We Got Married, but interest has died down.  MNET Scandal seemed to have some promise, in at least we can expect to have crazy fangirl complaints; but that was a letdown too.  Other shows I watched/followed include Intimate Note, G7, Star King, 2NE1/Big Bang TV.  I wish there was a site which keeps track of all the episodes and where I could watch/download them…

Looking ahead to 2010
The Return of the Jedi Jaebum. Comebacks/LPs from:Taeyang, Big Bang, 2NE1, 1TYM, Se7en (basically YG family), Tasha/T, May Doni, Hwanhee, Hyori, BoA.  More material from the many newcomers of 09, such as BEAST, MBLAQ, 4minute, Untouchable, f(x).  Less freaky gifts from netizens to their idols.  Return of X-man alumni HaHa and Kim Jong Min. Movies/dramas/variety/eye candy which feature either Park Shin Hye, Ha Ji Won, Jun Ji Hyun, Park Bo Young, or better yet, all of them together. Anything with Kim Sooro – God of Study is a good start for 2010. New Cha Tae Hyun movie?

And of course, a new blog site. Damn will I ever be able to make it?

2010 – let’s hope for a even more exciting year for k-entertainment!