Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Hello

I'm actually not on a "leave" from my blog or anything, but I just don't feel like writing at the moment. My university starts again on September 4th and I guess I'm really not excited to go back as I have enjoyed my solace at home for the past 4 months (regardless that I had an online-summer course). Anyways, I do have stuff I'd like to post about (and finish that Top 10 stuff I planned), but I'm just not in the mood to write. I guess writing needs some sort of encouragement because I feel if I force it it'll just end up something I won't like.

Don't ask why, but I love it when Idols take pics with their albums/singles...I'm weird, I guess.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Berryz Kobo To "Disband"

I'm not actually going to write anything...I really can't. I chose the word "Disband" because I know it's true and the member's wanted to spare our feelings, but it's highly true. I'm not in a good state to write anything, but for the next year, I'll enjoy every moment with them. I will write something at some point, but just not right now.

my first song with Berryz Kobo

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Happy 5th Anniversary T-ARA

It's been a good 5 years, T-ARA. Been with them since the beginning (well, since "Bo Peep Bo Peep" anyways). I wish them more success and they can count on me for spending any amount of money on them (especially if Soyeon is in it).


SNH48 First Election

Both my Biases made it!

this is Ju Jingyi - Juju-chan (my nickname)

This is the full list and their Senbatsu song will be "UZA" (which is cool, I guess, but I was expecting an original song)

1. Team SII - Wu Zhehan - 19,281 votes
2. Team SII - Qiu Xinyi - 14,802 votes
3. Team SII - Zhao Jiamin - 11,079 votes
4. Team NII -  Ju Jingyi - 10,145 votes
5. Team SII - Zhang Yuge - 9061 votes
6. Team NII - Li Yitong - 9037 votes
7. Team SII - Mo Han - 7331 votes
8. Team SII - Xu Jiaqi - 7256 votes
9. Team SII - Chen Si - 6407 votes
10. Team SII - Chen Guanhui - 6318 votes
11. Team SII - Li Yuqi - 6027 votes
12. Team NII - Gong Shiqi - 5877 votes
13. Team SII - Dai Meng - 5785 votes
14. Team NII - Yi Jiaai - 5653 votes
15. Team SII - Kong Xiaoyin - 5413 votes
16. Team SII - Xu ChenChen - 5344 votes

I relatively forced myself to find any info on the girls and I got to see things that I wouldn't have if I just waited around, you know. But I'm actually really happy with my biases and I'm so proud of them. So, my first bias - and ultimate bias - is Ju Jingyi. My second bias is Chen Si. Chen Si is so fucking funny. And she's not the type to flaunt around and do things you might expect someone her age to do. She's just playful, but funny. Also, her specialty is nun-chunks...she wins right there. Ju Jingyi is my ultimate bias because 1) she can be so scary...like she loves showing her dark side 2) she's the prettiest member I've ever seen in SNH48 (albeit, most are really pretty, but Juju-chan sticks out with her beauty; she was a model too before joining). So I was really happy to see both my biases make the senbatsu, and I was especially happy to see Juju-chan because she wasn't in the prelims at all; at least Chen Si was in the last prelim. But she got the 4th spot...which means she's so close to #1 and maybe Juju-chan can run the world...I mean SNH48. Chen Si got a really good spot too. I'm happy for Guanhui though...she seemed kind of depressed during the last two prelims, and I was worried cause she's quite popular. The most shocking is the winner actually. Zhehan, is just not my type of idol, so I really have to rely on her fans to tell me why they like her, but good for her you know. She won the first ever senbatsu, and that's a big deal. I'm also a fan of Mo Han (Captain of Team SII), so I'm glad she made it in as well. I'm still not a fan of Yitong though, but hopefully she can fish me. I really hope we, international fans, will be able to see their election (like a youtube vid or something). I kind of want to see Ju Jingyi's reaction. Anyways, this was pretty exciting; it's kind of cool to witness the first election for a group (like JKT48).

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Top 10 K-pop Groups/Soloists/Duos

I really don't do Top-Anything's honestly, but I've kind of wanted to do one for awhile, but never got around it really. I'll highly do a Top 10 J-pop and Top 10 C-pop groups (Well, soloists count as well cause C-pop doesn't really do groups). But before we get right into it, let me right down some of my other fav groups that didn't make the cut (I put them in order too).

11.) Gain (Brown eyed Girls)
12.) Brown Eyed Girls (they need to do...well, more)
13.) MAMAMOO (new, but fabulous)
14.) SPICA
15.) 2PM
16.) AOA
17.) ZIA
18.) Ailee
19.) F-VE DOLLS
20.) SPEED
21.) Davichi
22.) Crayon Pop
23.) MISS A
24.) VIXX
25.) EXO (K&M)
26.) WINGS
27.) SECRET
28.) SNSD
29.) NU'EST
30.) RANIA
31.) SISTAR/SISTAR19
32.) Lee Hyori

#10) AfterSchool


I actually really love AfterSchool (especially Orange Caramel; actually, I'm going to clump Orange Caramel with AfterSchool just for this). I think they have some of the best music out there in the K-pop world. Even their Japanese single's have been really good. I still love "Heaven" and "Rambling Girls". Those are great song's. I'm sad to see AfterSchool kind of going in obscurity, but I'll buy anything they release. And even though I too miss Kahi a lot, I'm happy that the rest of the member's are just as interesting as Kahi was. I've liked all the member's (new and old), so I guess Pledis is doing something right. Just let them have a comeback already!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Kalafina's Album sales for "THE BEST Red" & "THE BEST Blue"

Well, the sales for their new album have been officially released - from Oricon - and what can I say? I'm so happy for them. Kalafina released two BEST of Album's last week - Red and Blue - and even though they have no new content (except the song, "Heavenly Blue"; only in the Blue Version), they made a new sales record for themselves. The Red Version sold, 25,598 copies and landed the 4th spot. While the Blue Version sold, 26,739 copies and landed the 3rd spot. In total, they sold, 52,337 copies. Even without adding them together, this is the most Kalafina has sold in the first week (for an album). But adding them together, then this is the most Kalafina has sold for an album (including all the weeks). The most an album has sold (and original album too), was their first album, "Seventh Heaven", released in 2009, and that sold, in total, 38,087 copies. Their best first weeks sales, for an album (minus this BEST of Album), was, After Eden; which sold, 21,045 copies in its first week. I don't particularly know why this release sold more than their original work, but does it really matter? This is really great news because maybe Kalafina has just been gaining a lot more fans. I get that fans could have bought both copies, but even if you don't wanna count the Red Version, cause it has no new material, the Blue version still has their best sales in the first week (same if you just count the Red Version). This is really good news, honestly. And I'm so happy Kalafina is selling more in general. I'm also happy that people are noticing them more and more; especially praising their singing talent.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

C-ute - "The Power/Kanashiki Heaven"

Tsunku really loves, "Kanashiki Heaven".


It's not that I hate "The Power", but "Kanashiki Heaven", has just so much going for it that "The Power" can't really keep up with it. Also, is Tsunku running out of song's to use for a Double A-side? It's not mandatory, Tsunku. And why is this the "single" version of KH? It's the exact same song really, and the vocals didn't change...so, did I miss something? Did he rearrange the instrumentals or something? Like, I would be bitching a lot more if this song was a pile of shit, but it's just so fucking good that I can't seem to bring my inner-bitch out. I don't even care for the other song on this single, I bought this release just so I can have KH on my shelves (also, LOVING the photocards that H!P has been adding to their CD's; only the regular editions have them, but that's the only versions I buy from H!P anyways...win win). I really wonder what kind of sound "The Power" was suppose to be? I got the whole "Indian" vibe, but let's be real, a pop song mixed with "some" Indian elements never sounds bollywood, it just sounds like a pop song. It really isn't a bad song at all, but it really is being overshadowed. Even KH got the better MV too (loving the pole-dancing too). TP's MV was kind of boring, wasn't it? At least KH's MV was outside and relatively fresh (I guess they had money to spend since this isn't a new song). Even their fucking outfits for KH are gorgeous...seriously, Tsunku is in love with this song. But so am I. I do secretly wish for a version with the other three singing as well, but I'm surprisingly ok about Chisato and Airi singing the whole song. I also feel like I should have more to say, but I guess I don't. 5/5 for KH, but 3/5 for TP.

ENJOY! Side-note: why can't I be as gorgeous as Airi...and Maimi...and Chisato...fuck it.

"The Power"

   

"Kanashiki Heaven"