The last few months have been busy, and it’s only gonna get busier from here on out for me. Please watch to see what’s next on my plate for this channel. Thank you all for your patience and understanding!
Background music: Day6 – I Like You (Instrumental)
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For the past 2 or 3 weeks, I’ve been trying to catch up on these comebacks by reacting to some of music videos that came out this month. There were only a select few that I reacted to, and here are my extended thoughts that I didn’t have enough MBs to discuss on-camera. Haha.
BTS (방탄소년단) – Come Back Home
Before I even watched this music video, I had no idea that it was for Seo Taiji’s 25th Anniversary. But the first thing that I thought about when I heard that BTS came out with this music video, I thought about 2NE1’s Come Back Home. Then, I found an article – I don’t remember if it was from allkpop or Soompi or Koreaboo – and saw that the article talked about other artists did some form of dedication or remake of this song.
I had also listened to the original song, and I couldn’t help but laugh at the trends that they followed back in the day when K-pop started out. But it also made me realized that the western world of hip-hop was no different. The music, the fashion, almost everything is similar. My eyes have been opened to all the common things that all parts of the world have with each other all this time, but it still amazes me everytime I witness things like this. That’s why there’s that saying that “music is universal.”
DAY6(데이식스) “Hi Hello”
With this reaction, I picked up the tiny passion for editing videos. Behind the scenes, I thought that I was going to have a hard time editing this video. I thought that so hard… that I almost wasn’t going to keep going with this little hobby of mine on my own. The thought of losing sleep because I knew it was going to take me a while to get through finishing this video was worrying me. I hadn’t gotten enough sleep to begin with and losing even more sleep was not ideal. But… I kept at it. And I enjoyed working on this video, as well as enjoyed watching the men singing in this video.
Oh, and I’m a little sad that Jae took a break from Twitter again. But I understand that he’s busy. 화이팅, Jae!
[STATION] 시우민 X 마크 Young & Free
I felt like my reactions lacked a lot in this video. And I think it shows in the amount of views it got. I don’t know. This video, according to the stats, only got 3 views. Sometimes, I think, “is SM Station something that people enjoy?” or “do even the diehard SM fans enjoy this project?” I looked into this Station project when SM started it up at the beginning of last year, around the same time that they were putting NCT at the forefront, and I initially thought the idea of putting out a new song (that’s not a comeback) once every week was a cool idea.
I haven’t really looked into it lately, but I have noticed that this is the second year that SM Station has been out, and that there are more non-Korean tracks coming out. It’s not that I am opposed to it, but I wasn’t expecting it. I don’t really know what to think about this project anymore… other than, I think they are running out of ideas with Station. That, or they’re reaching new heights by connecting with non-Korean artists? I think I’m missing some vital information about SM Station this time around. I hope I don’t receive too much backlash with this opinion. I like SM for their artists, but their management – from what I read in the media – is not so good and I feel like they’re trying too hard?
Red Velvet 레드벨벳 – 빨간 맛 Red Flavor
Not like anyone asked, but if I were to rank Red Velvet’s title tracks from my most favorite to least favorite, my list would look like this:
Ice Cream Cake
7월 7일 (One Of These Nights)
Lately, RV’s music hasn’t really suited my taste. I didn’t like Rookie at all. Red Flavor was slightly okay, but it didn’t compare to the first few that have been near the top of my list for the past couple of years. It’s disappointing because I really really like Red Velvet, ore than other girl groups. All the more reason to already look forward to their next come back…
ONE – ‘해야해(heyahe)’
Again, I wasn’t really expecting to react to this, but I felt the need to react to an artist that I have never heard of. It is expected to watch a music video from my favorite groups. But I thought if I expanded every bit in this YouTube thing, one of the things I could do was to expose myself to an artist whom I wasn’t familiar with and create content with this. I consider this video one of the projects that helped me grow a bit.
EXO Ko Ko Bop
I had been waiting for this for FOREVER! EXO has had my heart since I first heard about them in 2013. I’ve been with them through every comeback, and seeing them with this concept has made me feel like I have grown with them also. With their EXODUS album, I thought that they had the sexy concept set then. But boy, they topped that with The War. 전야 The Eve and 소름 Chill showed that side of EXO that has grown up.
I won’t talk too muchmore about EXO’s accomplishments. I could honestly keep going… but I will just end it with…
SEHUN’S VOCALS ON THE EVE… CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY! HALLELUJAH!
Another flame rekindled with this one. Besides EXO, CNBLUE was another group that stole my heart in 2013 when I decided to take this dangerous path towards K-pop obsession. With CNBLUE’s frontman Yonghwa, it was love at first sight. From his acting in You’re Beautiful and Heartstrings, then moving onto his musical endeavors with CNBLUE. So, it only felt natural to want to watch this man make a solo comeback… especially after seeing him in all his handsome and charismatic greatness IN PERSON at KCON last month.
Marry me, 용화 오빠.
KARD – Hola Hola
I don’t have much to say other what I already said in the video: they just debuted FOR REAL and I am looking forward to what they will be doing from this point forward. I’d like see them win an award on any of the music shows eventually.
I’ve been working on this post carefully for the past 2 hours, and right now… I just want to end it quickly. Haha, I’m getting sleepy! I have a post coming up about my trip to D.C. and Annandale that I took with my best friend a couple of days ago. Looking forward to posting about that…
While I’m waiting for this video to finish exporting, I’m going to spill some thoughts that have been on my mind lately:
So, aside from worrying about the evergrowing list of comebacks, I’ve been putting off this one “thing” that I tasked myself to take care of and see it through to fruition before this year ends. A few of my friends know what it is, but I’m not quite ready to tell the whole world yet. Not that the world really needs to know. But that time will come when it will be known what this “task” is.
I’m also worried about if I’ll be able to carry this YouTube thing on my own. I told one of my coworkers that I took on a hobby of doing this YouTube thing again after taking a break. It’s definitely becoming a hobby, and I love the fact that I can say I am doing some personal and fun projects outside of work. Although after this recent project, it’s driving me insane and into sleeplessness. Hopefully after I keep at it and get back into the groove, it’ll be something that I can devote extra time to. I’m just afraid that with the “thing” I mentioned previously that I’m doing won’t change how I feel about doing these kinds of projects.
Other concerns that are on my plate right now involve the sad news of my youth group coming to a close because of the lack of members we have. It is an organization that I’ve been involved with for 9 years, and it was heartbreaking to see it go down the way that it did. I’ve got some final duties that I need to take care of with regards to the closing my chapter of this organization. I wasn’t ready to let it go, so there were some trinkets and things that I took home with me after cleaning out our usual meeting establishment. I’ve got loads of old pictures to look at, reminisce and create a scrapbook with. I also have figures and awards that I need to go through, and then figure out what I’m going to do with them.
For the past several months, I’ve been trying to take in this concept of minimalism… with my room, my belongings, and my thought process at work. As usual, I’m always trying to get rid some stuff that I don’t use anymore. But by “thought process”, I mean that “less is more” concept when it comes to my correspondences with my clients – my emails can get lengthy and I always tend to write novels, and that’s only because I treat my clients like they know nothing about building websites (which some don’t). Each time a new problem arises with a client, which happens frequently, I have to write manuals explaining why something doesn’t work this way or that way (a.k.a. why they are stupid), and then end it with a potential solution to their problem, which is usually because of user error. It never ends, and there’s never a simple answer to these things. I definitely had one of those moments today at work where I wish we met our clients in person sometimes so that I could strangle them for being so dumb.
Well, it’s another day tomorrow. And my video is still not done exporting. What the fu#&$@R%&*G#YI.
So I filmed the “talking” portion of the video last night. I have about an hour of footage to go through and edit, and then about 500 or so videos and photos to pick and choose from to use in the video…
To preface the amount of videos and photos I have from KCON, I originally thought I had about 400 (HA! I don’t think there’s a difference) and that is because I came unprepared and didn’t think to make space on my phone (prior to leaving for Newark) for the damage I did on the first day. So I, sadly, had to delete what I took on Friday so that I could have some footage for Saturday because more of the groups that I wanted to see were performing on Saturday.
BUT… I just found out how I can retrieve what I deleted last night. Did you know… that the Samsung Note5 has a Trash folder that keeps files in there for up to 15 days? I didn’t know… and I am so happy! Time to restore everything!
It is a Friday, so I am hoping that my job lets us out early again so that I can get right back to work on the video.
In the meantime, take a look at the teaser video I uploaded a few days ago.
I am also hoping to get to a few reactions to new music videos that came out, like Bang Yongguk’s Yamazaki, BTS’s remake of Seo Taiji’s Come Back Home, DAY6’s Hi Hello, and EXO-M Xiumin & NCT Mark’s Young & Free.
It is officially the second half of the year 2017, and I am just now getting this site up and doing something with it.
I was initially using this site to test and play around plugins for my job, but my original intent was to actually use this site as my outlet to vent to world and pour out my fangirl thoughts. So here I am, making proper use of it now. It also took me a while to find a look and layout…
There are some thoughts that I will and will not share with the world, so think of this as an extension to some of the tweets that limit my thoughts to 140 characters. Hahaha!
One of the first things that I thought about when I started this back up again was, “How should I document my second KCON experience? Vlog? Just post pictures and videos on Instagram?” I’m still not sure, but I have to think of something fast.
I want to make use of my very novice video editing skills and upload to YouTube. But that will probably come after I type about it, because this is more convenient for me.
I will document about KCON 2017 New York in another post shortly. I need to sort out my thoughts on other things first…
Also, because it’s July… I felt it was almost necessary to add this video. Enjoy!