Xia Junsu Incredible MV

Love this song by Junsu. Quincy didn’t add anything to the song but he’s only on briefly anyway. Perfect summer song and high energy dancing. Check it out!

I’m not sure why but I especially love the move at approx 3:15 and the diverse group of dancers. There is a lot of English in the song and I hope it will make it more accessible to a wider audience. I could totally get behind hearing this on American radio.

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Proong Nee Gor Ruk Tur (Tomorrow, I’ll Still Love You)

So I have recently finished the above mentioned Thai lakorn. I really enjoyed it for the most part. I started watching out of curiosity to see Aom but what kept me was the Pee & Kong relationship.

This is the story of Kaew who six years before was dating Por. Por’s sister Put in a fit of jealous rage killed Kaew’s sister (King?) thinking she(King?) was having an affair with Put’s husband. This caused Kaew to break up with Por. Six years later the family is still suffering the loss of the sister and Kaew’s mother is in poor health. Needing money Kaew gets a new job where surpirse, surprise, Por is her new boss. He is understandably bitter about the dissolution of their relationship years before.

In the meantime Kong while with his mother in the hospital mistakenly accuses a good Samaritan of having stolen his mother’s wallet. That guy turns out to be Pee, the brother of James, husband of Put, who was the reason that Kaew and Kong’s sister was killed. Neither of them realize the connection at first. When Kong does realize he wants nothing to do with Pee.

I actually found this secondary couple more interesting than the main couple. Perhaps because I just came off of watching Life is Beautiful. Kyung Soo and Tae Sub were good together but they were already in an established relationship when LiB started and their whole storyline centered around them being gay. Pee and Kong it’s almost incidental that they are two guys. Their storyline in reality is the same as Por and Kaew. Por’s family has caused them a lot of pain and a relationship with anyone from the family would be out of the question. It was interesting to actually see feelings unfold between them naturally.

I’m so inspired by this drama I am seriously considering writing a Spanish sub for the Pee/Kong parts, LOL.
I don’t know if it’s just the actor’s ability or the writing but Pee and Kong actually seemed like a more natural couple to me. There were plenty of longing looks and O is a fabulous actor. Some of the looks he was giving Kong you could tell he wanted him, haha. He was exactly the same as when I’ve seen him in other dramas with no awkwardness that he was paired with a male rather than the usual female. Fluke also did a great job especially I think with the emotional scenes. I don’t want to spoil it but things get really tough for Kong in one of the later episodes and I actually got a bit teary eyed which is very rare for me. I watched a sub interview someone posted on YouTube and apparently Fluke did not know he was playing a gay character when he was given a role in the lakorn. He really threw himself into the role. There were a few bits of awkwardness but I attribute that more not having a lot of acting experience.

Some of my negatives with this drama had to do with the Por and Kaew relationship. I found her to be somewhat of a doormat in many ways but unfortunately this happens way too often in lakorns. Por was the usual lead male acting tough and arrogant but inside you know he is crying.

I am posting two clips below. One is the first part of ep. 5 which is when Pee and Kong first meet. Below that is the song that Fluke sings for the drama. He’s got a nice soft voice.


Episode 5.1


Kwarm Roo Seuk Dee Dee (Tee Mai Aht Bauk Krai) / Good Feelings that we Can’t Tell Anyone

Crazy JYJ fans almost trample them

Wow. Caught this clip on Youtube of Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu – JYJ
They are arriving at Pudong airport and the fans go crazy and it looks very dangerous and scary. Why in the world would you act this way? You are putting this band you love so much in danger and could have hurt them. I mean around 2:57 Jaejoong looks like he’s falling and disappears from view for a couple of seconds. Frightening.
These fans need to get control of themselves.

–Edit 12/23/10– the previous vid is gone. Here is another one.

Se7en’s album to drop 7/7

Not much of a post just dropping by to say in case you didn’t catch it—Se7en recently had a press conference in LA to announce his upcoming album. Unfortunately, I haven’t heard anything about it other than a mention I found in someone else’s blog (which I unfortunately don’t remember whose). Today I had the chance to look on YT for any info unfortunately the press conference clips are hard to hear but I did find a clip of a preview of his new song ‘Them Girls’. Sounds good so far! Check it out below.

LYRICS:
Yeah, it’s another Darkchild Production
And my homie Se7en, let’s go

I like them girls that’s hard to get
I like them girls, shot calling a whip
I like them girls (girls), I like them girls (girls)
I like them girls, that’ll love to trip
Trying to spend 24 at Se7en’s crib
Girls, girls, girls, girls
Girls I do adore

Let me holla at ya girl
Every time I turn around
The girls be looking at me
I see a couple of ’em in the crowd
And I can tell that they wanna be
Be the one that’ll make me settle down
Take my number out of the game
Until I find that, I’ma fall back
I’ll tell you what I’m looking for

Tryna make you my accessory (yeah)
All girls are necessary (yeah)
Like Will I’m Legend, feel me
You can Google me, baby
Been around the world, Asia to Philly (oh yeah)
Across the border they all look good to me
I need a few more, so call the G4
Tell them that we only got room for seven more

I like them girls that’s hard to get
I like them girls, shot calling the whip
I like them girls (girls), I like them girls (girls)
I like them girls, that’ll love to trip
Trying to spend 24 at Se7en’s crib
Girls, girls, girls, girls
Girls I do adore…

The Power of T.M. Revolution, haha

Wow I looked at my blog stats this morning out of curiosity and found readership had increased by 1000% overnight. The power of T.M. Revolution! I looked at the links and search terms and it was mostly people reading about TMR and mostly from Japan. I tried babelfish to see if I could translate what was being said but if anyone has used babelfish before…it is mostly not understandable. I did get enough out of one site to realize they were wanting a set list of what was performed at the concert.

I apologize to fans in Japan who were looking for this but I actually did not expect to even write a post about TMR so didn’t note it and I can’t remember the particular order he sang the songs in but I will list below what I remember of the songs performed.

  • Ignited
  • Vestige
  • Zips
  • Web of Night
  • Resonance (from Souleater)
  • Albireo
  • Invoke
  • Meteor
  • Thunderbird
  • Heart of Sword

Anyone go to the concert? I’m thinking he did Hot Limit but I’m not sure and Love Saver during the encore portion?

T.M. Revolution, woohoo!

I thought I would write this while the thoughts/emotions etc. are still fresh. I am just back from the T.M. Revolution concert at New York Comic-Con. He did not disappoint and strangely enough when he got called out for the encore came out even more hyped than before. The encore set was really high energy. When he went to leave the stage he kept blowing kisses at the audience and thanking everyone and he and the band were giving each other high fives due to the audience reaction.

He was pretty good working the crowd with the usual “Hello, New York” and “I love <insert city here>” singers do when they play somewhere. What he did that was great was to tell the crowd that they were great and awesome. Who doesn’t like to the be told those things? He played all his anime/video game songs so that it was easy for the crowd to follow along and sing some of the parts. He ended (before the encore) with Heart of Sword from Ruruoni Kenshin. It was funny for me to see him larger than life up on the stage because just the afternoon before I had seen him walking around the exhibitors hall and he’s really rather short. He actually walked right by me but people didn’t seem to recognize him. It was only when he was about to pass me that I was like omg it’s TMR! At this point it wasn’t open yet to the general public so he seemed to be kind of rushing through looking at things before the general public came through in about 10 minutes. No doubt once the general public came in it would have caused a ruckus to have TMR walking around like that and getting recognized.

All in all it was great. I’m not sure how they scored his first U.S. visit in four years but I’m glad they were able to get him.