Sunday, August 7, 2011

And Thus... The Addiction Continues

Two of my favourite K-pop groups, 2NE1 and Super Junior, recently performed at the Music Bank K-Chart. I haven't seen them on stage for quite a while now, so I was so ecstatic when I learned that they were going to perform on Music Bank. It was very exciting for me because they were up against the other really popular artists in the K-Pop industry. I was really intrigued as to who would top the chart and I was really happy that 2NE1 came up on top. Their song, "Ugly", toppled T-ara's ( another really popular girl group in South Korea),  "Roly Poly". Way to go, girls!

"Ugly" best embodies how I feel whenever I feel down and go through a disturbed body-image crisis. I dunno if you go through such a phase, but I do. Sometimes I just feel so unpretty and it really gets me down and no matter how others would try and convince me otherwise. It just doesn't work, to the point that it irks me. So when I heard this song, I was like... wow, I can totally relate to this. I guess we all have our bad days where we are our worst critics. Luckily, I am able to bounce off it and view myself in a more positive manner.

The other K-pop group that I have been so hooked on is this group of really good looking guys known as Super Junior. Their comeback single, "Mr. Simple", was also featured on Music Bank and I guess all the fans (including myself) have waited with bated breaths to see their live performance. When they came up on stage, the crowd went berserk. I could hear their roaring chants as the boys commenced their performance. Even though I had watched it via KBS on cable, I can tell the crowd truly enjoyed it.

So what is with this sick obsession of mine over Super Junior? I mean, yeah, I don't speak a word of Korean to save my life. I rely on Google to translate the lyrics to English so I could understand what the song talks about. And come to think of it, I am a bit too old for K-pop as well, but I just can't get enough of it. Up until now, my sister would roll her eyes whenever she hears me play my K-pop playlist and tease me about it. I guess it's the feel-good vibe these bubble-gum pop group exude that really draws me in. Not to mention, the boys are hot *haha* so yeah, I would pin some of the blame on my budding "ajumma" (literally means  ‘married women’ or informally as ‘women who look old enough to get married’* ) status for my K-pop interest.

But at the end of the day, my rule of thumb is this: For as long as you're not stepping on someone else's toes,  indulge in whatever it is that makes you happy.

Have a great weekend, my dearest! Annyeong! <3

*Translation from Hyon-Joo's Everyday Life


Ciccia said...

Very true! The important thing is not to hurt anyone, but you should be free to do what makes you happy. I'm following you from Rome! Have a nice weekend!

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Carrymel said...

I never really listened to songs that were in another language before but I guess with Google translator, everything's fair game. At first when I read about the song "Ugly" I was thinking "You shouldn't be listening to that because it's not true"! lol, but then I thought about it and remembered that we all have our days when we question our body image. . .just as long as you're not constantly questioning it!

B.Inspired said...

DARN so sorry the giveaway is limited to US and Canadian guests :( but I'll try to make the next giveaway international! Love these two songs, I am not familiar with KPOP but the lyrics sound like people can relate to it and yes...those boys are HOTT!

Peiyinn said...

You are 2NE1 and Super Junior big fans! :D

Peiyinn said...

I listen to Super Junior's song too. I like the "Sorry Sorry". It is such a famous song! :D

Chari T said...

I'VE NEVER HEARD OF THEM...maybe I've been living under a coconut! They seem interesting...I'LL CHECK THEM OUT!
Chari T (deep fried stilettos)

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klaudia said...

amazing music and nice blog :o))

LDM said...

your blog is super cute!

xx from hong kong :)

Mikimoto Angel said...

I like Korean Ballads that are usually sang in Korean drama series. Hmmm so far the only Kpop group I like is 4Minute. :-)

Preity Lama Tamang said...

my younger sister is a big fan of them!!they are all effin cute!!

Miss Kwong said...

just love what u truly love! x agree x

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Fragancia said...

I agree with you :) the boys are hot lol <3 :) Btw love your blog,i'm your new follower,would love if you follow back :)


Blackswan said...

Stumbled upon your blog & thought I'd visit to say "Hello"! OMG, I'm a fan of K-pop too! Thks for sharing these clips! They're awesome, aren't they! Hahaha!

Well, I hope u'll chk out my blog too & stay tune for recipes, contests etc :) Cheers!
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Harija said...

Neat.. I listen to K music but I still havent started watch an K drama's! =)

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Kel said...

I used to listen to a lot of KPop back in high school, people and groups that would be too "last season" to name now but I loved every part of it so i totally relate to this!

Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

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Margaret said...

I' not a fan of this type of music but I must addmit that those two song are very good :)

The Cat Hag said...

Korean music always sounds so good, especially the theme songs in the K love dramas I am so addicted to. ;)

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The Cat Hag said...

Korean music always sounds so good, especially the theme songs in the K love dramas I am so addicted to. ;)

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