Playlist of the Moment | Kpop Boygroups

Alternative title: The Kpop Boy Groups that won’t let me live. I was going to write a serious post. One full of philosophical quotes and deep thoughtful insights, this was going to be that post. Honest. But then you see, I got distracted, blinded if you will by the cute smiles, catchy lyrics and synchronised…

How I fell in L.O.Λ.E.

Don’t trust anyone but yourself with your faves. I like kpop. This is not a surprise to anyone who knows me or who has in passing read my blog on occasion. While I’ve liked idols and groups, I’ve never really been part of any fandoms. Sure I like EXO, but would I consider myself an…

Four Netflix shows that I don’t understand.

I love Netflix, my whole family loves Netflix. I recommend the service to anyone who cares to listen, and I will keep my subscription for as long as I can. Every country I’ve been to and used my Netflix account on has been a new exciting surprise treasure trove of exciting content. That being said,…

Playlist of the Moment: In the Beginning

For things to begin, things have to end. The first Media Monday, and I thought it would be a good time to talk about the songs that currently motivate me to keep going. As always, onwards and upwards!  I rarely listen to these songs together, but either I find myself listening to their radio stations (thank you…

Comedy Special: Ali Wong Baby Cobra

Today’s Media Monday is a break away from music, instead, a comedy special.  I didn’t expect to laugh so hard. I didn’t expect to laugh so hard and to find everything she said equally funny and relatable. I didn’t expect that I would almost miss my stop because I was laughing so hard, or that…

Doctor Strange Vol. 1: The Way of the Weird

Series: Doctor Strange (2015) Written by: Jason Aaron Art by: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Prior to this year I didn’t know anything about Doctor Strange. I didn’t know anything about his lore, I didn’t know anything about his backstory, his associates, his powers, nothing. I am the kind of person Marvel was hoping to…

SeoulMusic2K16

Hello there family! 지난 번 이후로 오랜만에 쓰는 것 같아. I’ve just returned from an amazingly epic adventure-time in Seoul. I was gone for 11 nights, and honestly it wasn’t enough time. Seoul is a place that will always feel like home to me, and I’m already planning my return. Song of the Trip There were…

The Joys of Streaming Music

A few weekends ago I ventured into the attic to retrieve a suitcase (because I’m going on an epic adventure that I promise to tell you all about soonish) and I discovered a box of CDs, old as time. Well, not time, but you know essentially ancient. This box of CDs was like jumping head…

Six terribad songs I love unironically

I like lots of different types of music. I am not a musical snob. I watched Glee (and prefer some of their covers), but I also love and appreciate classical music. It’s a spectrum yanno? Sometimes you’re in the mood for some Holst, other times you’re in the mood for some Skrillex! That being said, there…

Star vs the Forces of Evil!

Good Media Monday to you lovely people! Yes, I am aware that it is Tuesday, but temporarily, till Game of Thrones ends Media Monday will be Media Monday.. Tuesday. Shh, shh, it’s fine. Just go with it. I feel like I was just telling you how .gifs almost exclusively influence my television viewing, and it’s…

Playlist of the Moment: Motivation 9000

Job searching is a job in itself. After almost a thousand revisions, my resume is looking pretty snazzy if I do say so myself. In the months after I left my old job, I’ve been scouring the job boards, sending off applications and meeting with recruiters to find meaningful employment. Not just any old job (I can’t go back…

The .gifs that built Television

I am a big fan of television and the shows that I try to keep up to date with weekly are: Game of Thrones (obviously) Archer Elementary Once Upon a Time Mr. Robot There are others like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Legends of Tomorrow, Flash and Orphan Black which I like, but I’m not…

Playlist of the Moment: Is it summer yet?

I am at my happiest when the sun is shining and when the heat is fierce, I can’t help but be optimistic about everything. Vitamin D all the things! What to do when it’s only April and it’s raining outside? Make yourself a playlist full of happy summer feel songs! DNCE – Cake By The Ocean…

Song of the Moment: I.O.I – Crush

Oh my gosh, 축하해! I started at episode four and instantly became super invested in the program, the group and the lives of the girls. This never happens, no really. While I love me some reality TV, I rarely get so invested that I make a habit of checking up on what they’re doing outside of…

Song of the Moment: Meghan Trainor – NO

My name is no, my sign is no, my number is no, you need to let it go. Remember when we used to have girl groups? No? Well, back in ye olde 90s and early 00s we used to have the most amazing R&B girl groups dominating the charts. Artists like TLC, (early) Destiny’s Child, Blaque,  All…

Ex Machina is potato

My love for you is potato. Happy Birthday to Mr.! As it is his birthday today, I told him that he could pick the topic he wanted for today’s blog post. He picked potato and told me to interpret that however I feel. Swell. So today, we’re going to be discussing the last movie we watched…

Produce 101: Pick Me Up!

Happy Media Monday Tuesday! Also happy Birthday Month to meee~! That’s right, it’s March which means a whole month of sunshine and happiness awaits (she says, as it pours with rain outside, huhm)! Right now, I cannot stop watching Produce 101. It’s a Korean survival style show where they start with 101 trainees from different…

Mr. Selfridge

Netflix is a wonderful service. It’s opened up a world of movies and television to me that I never would have even looked at before.  What drew me in was this wonderfully rich world of fiction that mixed in some truth that aimed to dazzle and wow you at every turn. I don’t watch shows…

Song of the Moment: Dalshabet – Someone like U

딱 너 같은 사람 딱 너 같은 못난 그런 애 만나 내 맘을 니가 알았으면 해 ❤ Happy Media Monday Tuesday! Had I written this post when I was supposed to, the song of the moment would have been Stellar – Sting, but I didn’t so here we are! This song is fun, peppy and just…

2015 Movie Stubs

In 2015, I went to see seven movies in the cinema. Actually, there might have been more (lol, memories), but I only kept seven ticket stubs, so seven is our magic number! I prefer to go into movies sight unseen, meaning I actively avoid trailers. The only ones I seek out are teaser trailers at the cinema…

Delta Air Lines In-Flight Movie Reviews

If you’ve been following me on social media you’ll have seen many of the pictures I posted online about my amazing trip to Illinois. But before I got there, I had to travel and part of that travel were two very long plane journeys. -x- As much as I love sleep, I love movies, and…

Song of the Moment: Red Velvet – Dumb Dumb

praise be to the red velvet gods! unf. This song. I’ll be totally honest with you, it’s not something that I loved first listen, but that’s because I found the video just okay. Yeah there’s a lot of interesting visuals, but credit goes to the fx (lol, get it) team for being super badass. They…

Six Types of Bad Movies.

I love love love movies, I love watching them at home curled up under a blanket and I love going out with friends to see them on the big screen. The whole experience is everything to me, but no matter how much fun I have with the experience, the movie needs to be worth watching….

The last 5 memorable movies I watched.

As always, there be spoilers below! I’ve tried to pick trailers that don’t give away too much of the plot by having scenes in random order or just relevant clips, but you never know so be careful! Begin Again (2013) I honestly thought this was going to be a sappy, love conquers all movie. It…

2014 in Television

2014 has been a great year in television for me! You can see what I’ve been watching and talking about over the past year with my Television Tag here. I seriously have too many favourites (where do I find the time?!) to have a general top five, so I’m going to list my favourites in each genre…

Google Play: Free Christmas Music

Free Christmas Collections! One by one they’ve been popping up in the Play store, but I finally got an email announcing all five! My favourite are the classical collections, and the first track in the New Year’s concert I imagine will be familiar to those who love Tom and Jery. Tom and Jerry in the…

Artist Spotlight: Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox

A collective that do vintage covers of popular music? Well that sounds swell dollface! Boyfriend linked me to this cover: and I fell in love. Not only is the double bass one of my favourite instruments, but her voice is amazing and this arrangement is really good. It’s fun in the same way the original…

Sex Tape (2014). The cloud bad. Youporn good.

As always, there are spoilers below. Yesterday, I watched the movie Sex Tape, and I didn’t hate it. 2014 has been lacking in great movies for me. As a result I’ve lowered the bar, waaaayyy down and decided to watch movies that I normally wouldn’t even consider. Which is a little amusing because I generally…

Album of the Moment: Hillsong United – Zion

This is the first Christian album that I’ve reviewed on this blog. Last Friday I went to a Hillsong praise service, and the music totally blew me away. I couldn’t remember any 0f the song titles, so I checked out their latest album. Here’s a selection of songs from the album that I like best…

Playlist of the Moment: Happy Thoughts

Well well well, my university journey is complete for now. Argh! Can you believe it? I feel like it was just yesterday that I had my first day of school. Now, I’ve submitted my final assignment and poof, that’s it all done. Now time to enter the real world of employment! So now that I’m looking…

Why I’m dropping All-New Ultimates.

Remember how excited I was for this book? Well,  seven issues in and I’m calling it. The series just isn’t very good. There are a lot of things wrong with it, the art, the writing, the story all terrible. But I could forgive that if in some way they managed to entertain me. They managed to…

Song of the Moment: Orange Caramel – Copycat

All Hail Orange Caramel! This group are the most consistent group in K-Pop right now, hands down. They have a concept that they fully embrace and every single they release is hit after hit after hit. It really saddens me that they haven’t received a single #1 position, even though they consistently slay musically and…

Song of the Moment: Hyuna – 빨개요 (Red)

Full English Translation can be found here. I love this song, I love everything about the song. I love the lyrics, the MV, the live stages and how happy Hyuna is as she performs and how fun the concept is. Apparently she had some control over the concept and didn’t do a crazy diet for…

f(x) – Red Light (2014).

I’m already sat in first class, getting super hyped about this album, I wonder if it’s going to be better or as good as Pink Tape? 1.Red Light When I saw the teasers I wasn’t sure what to expect and on first listen of this song I was even more confused. It felt a little…

All aboard the f(x) hype train!

Even though f(x) have been around a long time, they still feel like a project group to me. SM tries out lots of really weird concepts that they might not use for their more ‘safe’ groups like SNSD. Yet, through all their weirdness and musical experimentation they still manage to make it their own. No…

Artist Spotlight: Mamamoo (마마무)

Mamamoo are my 2014 favourite female rookie group. All the hope and support I had for Lip Service has transferred to Mamamoo, because they have this fun, quirky, can actually sing concept that I’m falling in love with.  The first time I heard of them was with this song. Actually, if it wasn’t for Bumkey I wouldn’t have…

Edge Of Tomorrow (2014). Live, Die, Repeat.

As always, there are spoilers below. This is an easy movie to like. Tom Cruise is Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt plays a similar character to the one she played in The Devil Wears Prada and the rest of the cast are superbly written. The plot feels like a mash up of Independence Day and Groundhog Day,…

Song of the Moment: PSY – HANGOVER feat. Snoop Dogg

When I heard that PSY’s new song would have Snoop Dog in it, I honestly thought it would be a cameo, or a one scene kind of thing. Snoop Dog in a full on collaboration with PSY? That’s just silly. But it happened, it has happened, this is real. Everyone thought Girls’ Generation would be the…

Artist Spotlight: Chris Brown

There’s a lot of cognitive dissonance happening when I think of Chris Brown. He makes catchy music that I objectively like, but at the same time I cannot respect him as an artist or a man. The incident where he savagely beat Rihanna and his response really soured my impression of him and as a result I…

「EXOstensial Krisis」 – Before the drama

Well, I wrote this post a few days ago to celebrate the fan effort to keep hype alive for Overdose. Now, EXO are dealing with a lawsuit from Kris, and understandably fans are angry, upset and most of all confused. There’s a lot of misinformation and fandom drama happening right now (EXOTICS vs Galaxies? come…

Monday Night Television 12052014

As always, spoilers everywhere! So if you haven’t watched this week’s Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Once Upon a Time or Made in Chelsea be warned! Game of Thrones S04E06 “The Laws of Gods and Men” This episode was stolen by Tyrion. Do you see this face? A farcical trial he could deal with, but…

[Album Review] EXO K – Overdose `The Second Mini Album`

After a lengthy delay due to the Sewol ferry tragedy, SM has finally released EXO’s heavily leaked second mini album. As much as I love OT12, I prefer EXO-K’s releases more than EXO-M, just because I’m putting more effort into my Korean language learning than I am with my Mandarin Chinese. First listen impressions: This album’s…

Monday Night Television 05052014

Howdy! After the Week of Television, I realised I watched a lot of TV, and baring the the few shows I watch with boyfriend and subreddits I frequent I don’t really have anywhere to talk about them. Boo.  Maybe this will become a regular feature, maybe not. Let’s see how this goes! Spoilers everywhere, so…

Song of the Moment: Lorde – Tennis Court

  Baby be the class clown, I’ll be the beauty Queen in tears It’s a new artform, showing people how little we care, yeah. We’re so happy, even when we’re smiling out of fear When I find a song I like, I get the album but usually just end up listening to that one song…

Song of the Moment: Orange Caramel – Catallena

When I first heard about Orange Caramel, I was seriously creeped out. Aing~ was such a cute song, and I felt like it was totally pandering to the guys. The guy I was seeing at the time totally went for that aegyo ultra cute style so I was doubly uninterested by them. Then I heard…

Week of Television: Is this real life?

image found on flickr I’ll be honest, all these shows are pretty bad. Not bad like yesterday’s post when I wondered why they were still on the air. These shows are bad from their inception. They’re the bad TV that people judge you for, that if I’m being honest I judge me for. But there’s…