I’ve run out of creativity…

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and thus will not try to continue my use of book titles/ song titles in a witty manner as the title of the post. In the chance that I do feel inspired or new music happens upon me than I will hopefully return in fighting form.

Until then, it will be whatever I can think of.

This week as I mentioned prior, is a strange week. But it’s become even more complicated than normal.

Because I don’t have school tomorrow I won’t have a chance (unless I want to come into work on an off day which I really don’t) to work on the Lesson Plans.

So here’s what it looks like.

On Thursday, it should be a normal day but my co2 is teaching half of my lesson in her open class which means that I have to take over one of her lessons. Which she didn’t tell me until yesterday. So now I’m hurrying to get a 40 minute lesson plan made and practiced. Yay.

Then on Friday I teach my open class with my other co1, But it’s a 40 minute lesson and that’s only half than usual and it’s a lesson she made herself. This will also be the last time I see them for 3 weeks. So i will be giving her all my lesson plans for the next few weeks. Goody.

Then I finally have my regular lesson plan that I won’t actually be teaching until next Monday which is still kind of everywhere. Usually I’ve been good about planning in advance but because this particular lesson is a mess I kind of stayed away from it.

Moving on, my 5-2 class was a little bit loud today but per usual they were good. ONe of my favorite students is one of my “special” students. His disability isn’t as severe as my other student and interestingly enough he is actually more proficient and knowledgable about English than my non special students. I love spending time with him because he’s so eager and willing to answer and talk with me. I barely can tell that he has any specail need because of how smart he is. Not that my special students aren’t smart (I got very lucky that I’ve been graced with 2 special students who seem to like English and are decent at it) but I was told in his other classes he doesn’t like them or pay attention to them. So I feel special that he likes my class so I want to make sure he feels that he excels in it which he actually does.

As for daycare….SUCCESS! I was worried because 1st and 2nd graders and paint = a nightmare. But this year Daycare C has bee the best behaved. No paint accidents and they all enjoyed it. I borrowed the idea from my friends which I will post on Thursday. I did add some “English ” things to it though.

Because tomorrow is Wednesday and I won’t be in school ….I am going to do i now. I hope you appreciate it because I will be staying past my release time from prision at 440.

Music Wednesday!

I mentioned earlier this week that BLOCK B’s single “Toy” was out.

It was a different feel than what I think most people started associating BLOCK B with -songs like Very Good, Nalina, Nilili Mambo etc.

It’s kinda of like “Loser” in a way….and not at the same time.

It’s not “pop” but it’s not quite that other r&b feel that other groups are putting out. I like how there are clear verses and a strong chorus.

I’m not even sure how to explain it other than it kind of hits you in your feels and you don’t really know why.

The one complaint I do have is that I still feel Park Kyung and Zico have larger parts where they don’t really need them. Let the vocalists sing and let the rappers rap. And if the rappers want to sing, then don’t make it at the expense of the vocalists. I feel like again BBOMB and Jaehyo were kind of limited. Which sucks because I don’t think Park kyung especially needs to sing and have a rap bridge later on as well.

It has a bittersweet feel. I haven’t had a chance to look up the lyrics yet but as usual I tend not to (EXO Wolf taught me not to do that).

I haven’t had a chance to listen to the rest of the album though I learned that I actually saw two of the new songs in their concert-just didn’t know it because it was never mentioned.

As for VIXX who put out their new teaser…so confused.

Ravi did say that it was a bright and funky feel, but from the trailer and the art  and the sound it self…I’m just really confused LOL.

Either way it will be great but I’m interested how this is all going to come together.

Though I’m still not feeling Leo’s freckles….or Ken’s blonde hair.  Like I usually find all of them flawless however…I’m not sure I’m quiet feeling this style. I was furious about Leo’s ugly blonde hair last time…so I guess the stylist decided it was a good idea to make Ken a blonde…because he needs to look more white?

Who knows. Let’s hope that it will soon pass.

 

 

 

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Let It Snow (cherry blossom petals)

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Yes. It was snowing on the mid Atlantic coast this past weekend. I don’t how or why considering this is the same area that had the 80 degree weather as well a  few weeks ago.

Korea is not much better. It’s been all over the place. So I’ve had to bring out my winter coat again. But then the sun is so strong…followed by cold wind and shade….I give up.

As for my weekend…it was fun  an 8 hour rehersal that was a little tiring but I made it through.

I also went to the Cherry Blossom Festival On Yeouido!

It was one of the last days of the actual festival and though it was overcast I managed to get some nice pictures. They were so beautiful and the color was such a pretty color. I tried “cherry blossom” soda, my friend bought a cherry blossom hair pin (which I kept safe by wearing) and took so many pictures.

This year the Cherry Blossoms apparently came a little early. Though Yeouido isn’t the only place to see them, it was definetly  a great place to go.

Usually it’s national news so next year around early April or so you can start looking for information about it. It’s a free event but make sure you bring cash so you can look around at the booths.

You get off at the National Assembly Stop and go out of exit 6 and keep walking straight until you come across the main intersection. Then you turn right and continue walking. If you want, you can either turn around or keep walking straight and you will eventually make your way to the Yeouinaru Station.

I stocked up on some music as well -note I still have Block B’s Comeback (which dropped today!!!) and VIXX (which had a teaser that dropped today!!! kill me). I’m very glad I don’t follow that many other groups as some of my friends do.

And the first part of dream concert was announced today as well…which includes exo and vixx and mamamoo so…I guess I got to think about saving up for that.

Regarding my work (yes I do in fact have a job and I don’t just freak out over kpop) it will be a strange schuedule this week. We already have off Wednesday for election day (not president but other positions), Open class, and a bizarre 5th grade assembly that kind of messed up the timing.

My 5- 4 class was so hyped up today that I just went along with it and kind of let it happen.

We only had 30 minutes of class and at first while I thought we could get some stuff done…I soon realized that I would have to just roll with it.

I think this is something I learned from last year. Last year I might have tried to really forced them to focus and get their work done. But this year I realized that they were still hyper from their meeting, and just over all crazy, so we did as much as we could, and I let them kind of take their time as long as they did it.

Even though we barely got to the lesson, I just accepted that 30 minutes before lunch all the kids are going to be hyper anyway so I wound up just being loose with them.

I think last year me would be frustrated and worried about the kids not doing the lesson but this year I am more aware to their situation and factors about how or why they are acting certain ways.

I think I’ve matured as a teacher in this way. I wasn’t even upset or frustrated that much. I was more amused and had a good time joking with the kids. I did tell them they were acting crazy but it was in a joking way.

I also learned that a lot of my students have English names. One student, one of my favorites actually has the English name Andrew and he definitely looks like an Andrew.

5-4 class makes me look forward to Monday’s. I wish I could teach this class everyday.

And even though it’s not Music Wednesday where I will talk about Block B’s comeback single and the album itself, you guys should check out “Toy”-it feels a little different than “harsh” Block B but it’s a good different.

 

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A Few (more than a few )Months later…

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What a weekend.

 

It wasn’t supposed to be as of a busy weekend as it turned out to be.

Just a concert and rehereseal the following day.

Well I guess the insanity started friday night.

I left 50$ worth of makeup/skincare on the bus….I wanted to die.

So I had to go and rebuy that all the following day.

Saturday I went up to Seoul early to check into my guesthouse.

I stayed at the KPOPSTAY guesthouse.

Unlike other guesthouses where you are given a “bunk” (litearlly) this one has something called “pods” where you can kind of close it off and it feels like your own space. It was kind of cool and nice. The only down side was the breakfast in the morning was limited and it was very busy so the lady in charge of giving rooms seem to be unorganized and confused.

It wasn’t as good as TAG but it was very easy to find and had nice facilities.

I went with my friend to Yeouido 여의도 and we saw the Cherry Blossoms (벚꽃). The festival starts today actually and will run until the  10th. They weren’t all in bloom yt but I did get to see enough of them to have a good time. The magnolia trees were in full bloom though and were so beautiful. I might go up early on Saturday before rehersal to take a look at the cherry blossoms but I have a feeling it’s going to be really packed.

After that my friend and I went to Myeongdong so I could replace some of the stuff I had left on the bus the previous day.

It is starting to become that kind of weather again in Korea…so thankfully the Nature Republic lady was giving out fans! Got my D.O. fan!

After shopping around for a bit we headed over to Olympic Park. Sadly we arrived after most of the fan events were finished but we did happen to run into a few and got several stickers and a free Japanese album. Then we wandered around, picked out some merch and talked with a very nice lady.

She was there with her daughter. Her daughter clearly of that age where she was too embarrsed to be seen with her mother-especially when her mother is using her English skills.

I remember that age when anything my mother did was embarrassing especially when she tried to speak Spanish. But now that I’m older I really don’t become embarssed about things like that anymore. ]

The lady’s English was very impressive and she said she enjoyed speaking with foreigners. Korea is really interesting in the way that once they realize you can’t speak Korean they will break out all the stops (for the most part, this applies mostly to the younger generation) to speak English with you.

Then we went in for the Block B concert….WOW!

It’s been more than a few more months since their last comeback…or anything really. And with the way the KPOP industry has been with the past year, comebacks need to be coming out three times a year at least to stay relevant.

But Block B has a different feel because they grew up a lot in the last year-physically, mentally, musically. And with Zico’s popularity …it’s no joke.

The amount of BOYS/MEN …..it was insane. There were men there with their girlfriends but a lot of the guys came with either a group of friends (mixed) or just other male friends…I saw this like 5 times at least. A few times my friend said they looked like trainees.  And it turned out that a few idols went as well including Hansol from Toppdogg (I was told because I know next to nothing about them).

So my mind has been consumed by EXO fo the past few weeks but I forgot how much I loved Block B.

The concert was more relaxed, casual in a way than EXO but it fit them. They all looked much more grown up and the concept felt more mature. I was so glad to have them perform so many songs including my favorite “Tell Them”.

It was very different than the time I saw their showcase in Washington D.C. because it was their hometown. They could freely speak and of course act like the idiots they are known to be.

Park Kyung performed his song with Jaehyo dressed as a girl. Zico performed one of his solo songs with the members coming out dressed in his old clothes.

It felt like a comfortable concert-it wasn’t the insane hype that EXO had nor was the level of screaming the same, but it was great in it’s own way. It made me go back to the time that I first got into Block B.

I’m strange and I associate my favorite groups with seasons. For instance Big BAng will always be winter because that’s the season that I fell in love with them and listented to them all through the winter. Block B was next starting spring and going through until late summer…so it’s about the same time of year that I first fell in love with Block B.

It’s a nice memory. Because it’s not just about the groups or the music even-it’s about the memories associated with those moments.

I remember getting into running outside at Centenniel Park with my friend while listening to Block B. I remember going to the Howard County Korean Festival alone and overcoming the shyness to do so while being a fan of Beast. I remember geting so nervous about where my life was headed and then found out I was going to Korea while loving BTOB. And I of course remember feeling so lost and scared but finding VIXX and realizing that things were going to be okay and work out here.

So it’s about a collection of memories for me, not to mention the added benefits of improving my listening and translation skills. Granted music won’t always give you proper pronounciation or grammar, but it’s a great tool.

So that was a weekend-exciting concert followed by choir rehersal resuming on Sunday. I have an intensive rehersal on Saturday! And then it will only be one more month of rehersal. It makes me sad-I got used to the traveling and time needed and required…and because I won’t be apart of the spring musical, I will need to find something else to fullfill my time and love of music.

To wrap things up, today’s classes were good.

My favorite class 5-4 was very interesting.

With the weather being so nice they were a little hyper and wouldn’t stop talking. So we had to stop a lot to calm them down and ask them to pay attention. I had a particular set of 4  in the back with limited English skills who did not want to stop talking. It wasn’t until I asked two of the girls to write their answers on the board that they started to pay attention. I guess they assumed I wouldn’t give them attention because their English was low. But once I showed them that I would call on them and would help them if needed, the realized they should work in my class and ask for help instead of goofing off. It was a nice feeling.

Another surprise was that one of my shiest students 예진 actually participated today. Today I sought out some of the lower level students and shy students. 예진 reminds me of myself-so embarssed that she was turning red and could barely speak. I so far had assumed she never knew the answer because she never spoke-that her English was just so poor.

Turns out her English, isn’t perfect, but it’s much better than I originally assumed. She does need extra help and time but she wants to learn and is willing to work.

I guess the kids are finally starting to warm up to me. Some took to me right away, others took some time…..some… I’m not quite sure even.

But with the open class coming up in two weeks we shall see.

I hope this week goes by fast like last week. I don’t mind work but I forgo how much I value my rest.

Because I’m (about 90%) happy

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1 difficult class down, 1 to go.

Maybe it’s the weather.

Maybe I’m not sick anymore.

Maybe my co teacher is slowly getting uses to the book.

Maybe the kids are finally getting more comfortable with me.

I don’t care. So far this week has been so enjoyable that I’m wanting to get up and go to work everyday.

I’m excited for the kids to learn,

This year has been one of the most trying times for me. New kids, lower levels, a co teacher who I kind of need to baby…it’s been a lot of work.

And last week showed me just how bad it can get if I let it.

This week for the most part things are better. The lessons are becoming a little more enjoyable for the kids.

Today was a test to make sure Monday and Tuesday weren’t flukes.

And while it wasn’t as good as it should have been (more on that later) it was a far cry better from what it has been.

So my 5-3 class is rowdy, loud and they don’t like to have to pay attention. Sadly this was true today-kids were talking, fighting, paying with their pencils etc.

And my co teacher couldn’t really stop it. Luckily a few students really took it upon themselves to try to keep students quiet.

Even though I said I was going to leave everything up to my co teacher, I had to on a few occasions stop the class and ask them to be quiet because it was so out of control. I like to nip situations in the butt while she lets it go on until it becomes out of control.

Another issue and what I’m really worried about is the fact the kids couldn’t even answer questions from this chapter or last chapter. I think it still attributes to the fact she doesn’t make them talk or repeat after her to get used to talking. She’s getting a little better but it’s not good that kids can’t respond when she asks “how are you?” (even a “fine” or “okay” i accept at this point because at least they are answering).

Now on to the good side. The kids seemed mostly interested in today’s lesson. I have built in a few games and activities to keep their attention. Even my special student Han Gyul was extremely talkitive today, and repeated after me in English. I still am shocked that he likes English. I would guess that maybe he feels he’s closer on the other students levels because it’s something they’ve really only been learning for 2 years and some kids really struggle with it because teachers just pass them on.

But I don’ think he has that capability. But it doesn’t matter because he seems to enjoy the attention I give him.

As usual Do Eun, his seat partner is so attentive and kind to him. She is already noe of my favorite students-I do my best not to favor her. Also another semi trouble maker (his English is much higher so he becomes bored in class and then disruptive to other students) really engages with Han Gyul. I love seeing that the other tudents really make efforts.

I’ve never really seem any kind of systematic bullying yet because I think the homeroom teachers at this school are extremely attentive about stuff like that.

I know that’s not to be the case everywhere as W messaged me telling of her own 4th graders writing notes about lower level students and cussing. The class had always had a bullying problem even last year. I’m glad to say I’ve yet to see that.

I’ve had cases but they were individual situations. And the kids here know I don’t tolerate laughing and am very patient with lower level students.

So let’s just hope tomorrow’s class will behave or at least try to. Then home free for Friday’s class!

I also saw some of my older students from last year. While a lot of the boys are shooting up and becoming giants, sadly my little Dion is still the tiny small cute self that he was all of last year. I miss him so much.

But now onto Wednesday ….MUSIC WEDNESDAY!

So I’m actually having this broken down into two sections. I wanted to review the BTOB and Block B comebacks ….but then VIXX dropped this ….art teaser and I cannot NOT talk about that. So first we will look over BTOB/Block B.

It’s spring time and for kpop that means two things: cherry blossom and couple songs. March saw the return of couple songs with Eric Nam/Wendy, Yoona/10cm, Jimin/Minseok. They were all really good! And sweet.

Between BTOB and Block B there are enough Cherry blossoms to rival Japan. It wasn’t enough they were released on the same day, same time, with cherry blossoms in the mid tempo feel. But that’s pretty much where the similarities end.

BTOB:

I guess they did a 3 part ballad series ….that no one knew about? Or at least that’s what I’ve been hearing. I liked “It’s Okay” , but I wasn’t really into “Way back home” (I felt the song got lost in the MV). So when I heard this was also a slwoer song I wasn’t too happy.

But unlike the previous two, it’s less of a straight up ballad. It sounds happier, feels lighter and fits the season right now. As a whole, the album to me is much more enjoyable and seems to go well together. It’s only a mini but I love it so much more than the past two that have come out.

The MV…is okay? If your a Minhyuk fan you have to be happy…or maybe not. But I felt that the others got really shifted. I’m hoping they put out a live version where we can see the members singing as well. The aesthetics are nice, especially Peniel’s but I feel the others stories really got lost in editing. We really only get a comprehensive understanding of Minhyuk….so why is Hyunsik submerging himself in a bathtub…it felt a little mismatched…we only see the rest of BTOB at the beginning and the end of the MV.

But the song more than makes up for it. I’m really happy.

BLOCK B:

Over a year! It’s been so long since their last comeback.

Their last comeback was “Her”. It was very different than their previous sound. They had mentioned that they didn’t want to become trapped in a certain sound which is understandable.

But then they put out this kind of mid tempo slow jam that seems to be a really popular thing right now. So for me…it didn’t feel like anything special.

There are parts that I really like-Zico’s rap, P.O.’s (drunken bar angst?) part, and Taeil at the end. But overall it kind of fell short of what I was wanting. I kind of wish PO’s part was in more of the song…

Between BTOB, GOT7, Red Velvet,all the spring couple songs…I really didn’t want another kind of mid tempo song.

Something else that bothered me a little here, though it wasn’t as much of an issue as GOT7’s was, but the chorus kind of feels lost. And though there is like a slight build up …ultimately is just kind of ends.

I like it for a pre release, or if I knew there was a second title track (considering how long they’ve been on a break they should put out a second one) but like “Got to go to work” for Beast…I just don’t think it feels like a title track.

I know a lot of people who don’t really like Block B like the song, like W, but i’m starting to feel these songs are all having the same kind of feel. (another would be like Dean X Gaeko’s half moon).

 

I’m ready for something else….and that’s why we are switching to VIXX.

 

 

THANK GOD for VIXX! A few years ago I had my “one year VIXXiversary”.

How different things would be if I never went to that concert.

Vixx did the kind of smooth feel with Chained Up. And while I loved it, I am ready for VIXX to be something different. And thank god VIXX is VIXX.

While everyone is obsessing over the art work and meaning I’m focused on the sound. It sounds huge…like movie soundtrack huge.

I don’t know if this is will be the intro, but in a slight way it reminds me of Error’s intro (and BAD for inifinite) where it is a slight variation of the song-I hope to God that it is. It sounds awesome-the strings with the synth sound middle break down…I’ve been waiting for this.

Now that the art concept has many theories..and I really don’t care what they are-it’s VIXX …enough said.

While I am a lone fan who loves their lighter concepts, I appreciate the dark VIXX feels. It definetely has that VIXX feel that Chained up didn’t quite have.

I know a lot of people started to like VIXX because of Chained UP while a lot of starlights didn’t care for the song….I’m torn on it. I both liked it because it was awesome and different but I understand the feeling  of wanting the old VIXX sound.

It makes sense for groups to grow and change the sound, but sometimes you want that old sound back-which for VIXX most people associate them with darker concepts.

I also heard that this is going to be a year long comeback. While that sounds horrible (MADE bigbang anyone?) I’m thinking it might be like Hyde and Jekyll comeback where it was repackaged-they were different themes but they were compliments to each other. So that would be okay-and  I love the dark to fun contrast.

Whatever VIXX puts out I’ll be happy. And then I’ll have a small time to recover before EXO’s summer comeback….

Overall I felt satisfied and pleased with BTOB (though I want something else than ballads…let’s get some Thriller or You’re so Fly BTOB), disappointed with Block B’s comeback (the smooth feel is starting to make songs sound the same and annoys me that the structure makes the song feel compromised) and can’t wait for VIXX.

Luckily I really only have a few groups I’m focusing on now. VIXX comes first with EXO being second now (Block b’s long hiatus and dissappointing comeback, Beast inactivity and whatever the F Cube is doing, BTOB year long Ballad comebacks, Bigband’s dissappointing and annoying MADE series) and Mamamoo.

Some rookie groups like Astro feel fresh, and while I don’t like them I think 17 has a lot of potential ( I should look up some of their stuff considering I’m now part of the fan club).

Groups like GOT7 and BTS are becoming really popular but personally I just don’t like their music.

Older groups like 2pm, Beast, 2ne1, wonder girls-their inactivity is really becoming an issue for keeping popularity. I know 2pm and Beast have been dealing with their Japan side, but both haven’t really had much promotion during their 1 comeback a piece last year. YG…..don’t get me started. CL’s been making her solo debut for like a year…while 2ne1 sits idle. Other groups are coming -TWICE, G FRIEND etc…not to mention the train wreck that was Ikon and subsequently Winner…overall I’ve been so disappointed in YG that it makes me forget how big of a Big Bang fan I was…

So the next few months all the way until October will be interesting. The comeback season is about to start up and with groups coming out with 2/3 comebacks a year now at the least..it’s going to be a full summer.

So that’s it for music wednesday…it kind of turned into something more than I intended it but I needed to get my YG frustration and smooth mid tempo spring song boredom out.

  • A lot of comebacks coming out in end of March all the way through insane April.
  • BTOB, Block B, Boys Republic, N Sonic, Day 6-all are out now…two debuted on the same day….the other three debuted on the same day…insanity…START

 

Day 4 Birthday Countdown and New Co Teachers

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Happy Tuesday!

So Daylight’s Savings Time has officially hit USA which means that now I am 14 hours ahead of USA Eastern Standard Time.

Yay.

Anyway first let’s tackle the issue that….I was suddenly told yesterday that my favorite co teacher is now becoming the new 4th grade homeroom teacher thus leaving me with a new English co teacher.

I hadn’t realized how close or attached I had gotten to my male co teacher.  99% of the time we are on the same page. We work really well together and are around the same age. We have a great dynamic and I rely on him for almost everything.  He helps me with phone calls, packages, bus times….just literally about everything.

I will do my best to go in with a positive attitude but I hate meeting new people and it takes me a long time to warm up to new people do being blindsided mid week did not make me a happy person yesterday.

Also I spoke with my other teacher about the possibility of teaching 6th grade next year but I would be teaching only 5th grade again (the current 4th grade).

It had been a point of interest for me staying here but the fact that my co teacher won’t be with me next year and I won’t teach my currents kids again…now I’m leaning more to leaving.

It’s still a lot to think about.

Anyway moving on….Today #8 and #7 on my countdown to 26th birthday songs!

#8….. One Thing- One Direction

So I really got into One Direction right after they “debuted” with their single “What Makes you Beautiful”.  I had heard the song on the radio and thought it made a fun summer song. So I bought the single, and then wound up watching them again because they were on SNL the same time as Sofia Vegara (who I love!) and wound up really enjoying their performance.

So  I learned more about them, watched all the M/V,  bought the physical album….and of course because there is no fun in doing it alone, got my best friend involved.  One Direction was kind of my reintroduction back in pop music.  After listening to a lot of backstreet boys/ britney spears typical 90’s pop music, I kind of took a break and got more into rock groups-Goo Goo Dolls (my favorite group), Lifehouse, Matchbox 20 , Alanis…..

And of course like any good pop group, we picked our favorites.  Louis was my favorite followed by Liam whereas my best friend loved Harry and Zayn.  Poor Nial.

We were able to see them in Hershey Park for their 2nd tour-when they were promoting the “Take Me Home” album.  It was amazing! We had a great time.  It was almost a perfect day where we did the park and then went to the show afterwards.

When their third album came out, I really enjoyed it but their music was making a slight change towards 80’s is pop/rock sound that I wasn’t loving.  Also sadly around that time I had discovered KPOP which kind of just…ruined…everything.

Nevertheless my bestie and I went to see their third tour. But it in many ways it was a lot different than the first time.  i didn’t know all the songs or the word to all the songs.  It just felt very obvious that we weren’t quite the fans we used to be.  We had a lot of fun and as weird as it sounds it was almost like a goodbye to our insane “directioner” days.  It ended on a great note.

Their fourth album I have two or three tracks but I never bought the full album and have yet to hear any songs from their fifth album.  I know they are going on a hiatus which I think they needed a long time ago.  They’ve worked hard and deserve a nice long rest.  I hope they do come back and by that time maybe I will be more excited for them.

“One Thing” was the one song that really made me fall in love with One Direction despite the fact that there are too many of their songs for me to name that I love.  I love the song itself and the MV reminded me so much of The Beatles Hard Days Night so duh…loved it.

#7 Block B -Tell Them

Even though BigBang was my very first KPOP group and song ….my first KPOP everything….it wasn’t until I heard “Tell Them” by Block B that I really really fell in love with a KPOP song.

I loved “Love Song” by BigBang…but for some reason this song became my favorite and held that spot for a very long time.

Block B was the first group that was my second group…if that makes sense.

So basically when you get into KPOP you have your first group.  You obsess over it, you say there will never be any other group in the world.  This will always be your favorite group and your favorite bias.

Then you somehow find another group you like…

…and you think to yourself…am I betraying my first group if I get into this other group?

That’s what Block B was for me.  They were different (YOUNGER) than Bigbang and had a totally different vibe.

When i discovered their older stuff (I found them a little after Very Good had just come out) I stumbled across this song.  It was the beginning of summer and it just felt like the perfect summer song.  The song was divided up pretty well as far as parts go (sadly that is no longer true) and though the fashion as horrendous, it’s a great song.  At times it does sound a little disjointed.  You go from a cute beginning to rapping verses, to a singing happy bridge to an even happier chorus…and back to the rap.  So while it shouldn’t really work (Jackpot, ice Cream cake) somehow at least for me it does.

Everytime I hear this song I think of a fun summer when I got to see my first kpop concert, had a great time with my friends and got back on course with finishing my degree.

I like how the songs lyrics aren’t your typical love story or dissing anyone….it’s just a nice song all around.

The song kind of reminds me of the end of the summer for some reason -maybe the fact it kind of looks like it in the MV-but I always like to celebrate the opening and ending of summer with posting this MV on facebook. Cheesy I know.

So there we have it.  Tomorrow will be #6 and #5 as well as talking about future plans for teaching,living (studying??) in Korea….until then….GO CHECK OUT THE NEW PROMO PHOTOS FOR VIXX FREEDOM VERSION!!! (yes…they have two versions with two sets of photocards and two poster…..)