A Totally Random Kpop Post^^

Gosh, I LOVE this song! It’s been on repeat since yesterday, I just can’t stop listening to it. Love everything about it, even the lyrics are meaningful. But then, B.A.P are know for social commentary in their songs.

Annnnd, Bang Yong Guk is back, bless him. Hope he doesn’t overextend himself this promo round as panic disorder is not something you can just casually shrug off.

They’ve also released the dance version and needless to say I love the choreo too. 😀

Content robbers afoot :(

One of the more unsavoury features of the internet life is that if you share something freely, there are always those who will exploit your generosity and swipe the contents for their own use, usually to gain something from it.

Unfortunately Mr Kwon @ Dramajjang (among several other k-ent bloggers) has had many of his post contents stolen by one of those pesky sites (zkpop.com) that copypastes other people’s lovingly composed thoughts and passes them as their own. I have no intention of visiting the place to see what they’ve actually got there but I’m pretty sure it’s full of ads (and possibly other less bening things – ewww… I feel dirty just by having written that) to earn money. Sites like the aforementioned have always been around in some form or other and like cockcroaches they’ll probably survive a direct hit with a nuke so getting rid of them is neigh impossible. All one can do is try to make people aware so that they don’t visit sites (hah, I wrote ‘shaite’ first, how apt) like these even accidentally.

Here’s a link to Kwon’s original post.

EDIT:
Another post by Kwon, after he’d done some seluthing to find out how the thieves operate to hide the fact that the content is not theirs.

A very informative post by NeeNee @ Asian Addicts Anonymys about content theft and plagiarism.

You are my sunshine…

Dang, this was totally unexpected but I have been nominated for Sunshine Award by snow at The Drama Corner. Thank you kindly, it’s an honor and I’m not worthy. 🙂

I gave it some serious thought but I decided not to nominate anyone. I’m a perennial drive by lurker so my active blogroll is pretty short and the blogs I’m more familiar with already have a nomination or three.

Anyway, here are my answers to snow’s questions:

1. What is your favourite thing to do when you are not watching dramas?
Reading. It’s hard to remember a time when I did not read and there was a time I hardly did anything but on my free time. I love books and bookshops + libraries are one of my favourite places to be. Hours can pass by while I’m browsing and reading. I’ve never warmed up to the electronic versions of books like Kindle etc. I’m old-fashoned that way.

2. Which is your all time favourite movie in the following categories: [1] Thriller [2] Romance [3] Comedy.
Gosh, this is a hard one as I’m really not all that into movies in general. I wouldn’t say these are my all time faves but more like some of the memorable ones; [1] LA Confidential [2] Dating the Enemy (Australia) [3] Allmost anything by Monty Python^^

3. Your favourite book.
Too many to mention. I don’t have just one favourite book but a whole catalogue, LOL! From the ones I’ve read recently, I really loved The Best Laid Plans and The High Road by Terry Fallis. They are freaking hilarious! I laughed till I cried so.many.times. Political satire is not easy to do but this guy is good.

4. Your go-to drama.
I think… either Stranger than Paradise or Beach Boys – depends on the mood.

5. In your opinion, the best drama couple is………
As a non-shipper I don’t really pay all that much attention to the pairings but I do rather love An Lei/Yi Kang @ The Pursuit of Happiness

6. What is the best smell in the world?
The way a forest smells in different times of the year. Right now it’s the slightly tangy, fresh smell of early autumn. Mmmmmm… love it.

7. Your dream pairing for a drama.
Me and UTW? XD This is not exactly a pairing but I’d love to see Eric, Jung Yoo Mi and UTW do a remake…ish of The Pursuit of Happines.

8. Your favourite character from Friends (if you haven’t seen it, then from any other American T.V. show)
Probably Phoebe, ha.

Song lyrics that speak to me

*deep breath* OK, let’s do this…

The plan was NOT to let my musical endevours seep in to this blog as I already have a tumblr dedicated for that but… all day I’ve felt almost compelled to post ‘this’. 🙂

I haven’t know about ONE OK ROCK long as I don’t often venture out from my comfort zone when it comes to music (all kpop, all the time ;P). Like quite a few other westerners, I can thank ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ movie for discovering this amazing band. It was love at fist listen and luckily their latest album JinseixBoku= (人生×僕= Jinsei Kakete Boku wa, lit. Life Times Me Equals) came out pretty soonish after. I had it playing on a loop for weeks. I find many of the ONE OK ROCK’s lyrics to be very affirmative and uplifting and their songs have helped me through a few bad patches over the past year. Today, for some reason, I felt the need go back to listening to JxB= once more and that lead to this post. I’m not going to make this a habit though. Scout’s honor.^^

The following MV is for one of my favourite songs from the album and in the view of what’s happened around the world these past weeks/months, I think it’s very apt.

In response to sorrowful events happening around the world that can’t be solved through people’s efforts, our feelings as a band, as individuals, are expressed in this song. -ONE OK ROCK-

Lyrics for the song under
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