Girls Generation “The Boys”

I’m not a hater or nor do I want to be mean but this song sucks.

It’s not the girls but the song itself is horrible.

I  heard it last night and it just left me cold. It’s just weird. I found the lyrics assignment just awful. Why on earth would they make Tiffany (one of the few members of the group with a great voice) just rap and on top of that they digitized her voice? Also, they allowed Sunny (who has a high pitched voice) to sing like a diva? (No offense to Sunny fans)

On Allkpop, one of the comments just popped out to me and it’s just silly (quote MsDAdvocate):

some people are so caught up in the memory of the past that they fail to enjoy the present

Nope, the past was good, but the present sucks. I wasn’t expecting them to release a cutesy song, after all they moved from the cute “Gee” to the awesome Japanese song “Taxi”. Yet “The boys” is a disappointment. I don’t know if their agency tried to release a song that would please the American market, but only die hard fans would actually enjoy this song. And not because of the greatness of the song, but because of their loyal devotion to the girls.

And so not to end this on a bad note, here’s a picture of the Dancing Queen, who surprisingly had a few more lines in this new song.

I don’t know how much success they will have with this new album. But I for one, I will wait for the Wonder Girls and T-ara to make their comebacks. Hopefully, they will release something that will rock my socks.

Hyoyeon is going to be on ‘Invincible Youth 2’!

When we had KBS World, I used to watch “Invincible Youth” and it was really funny. The SNSD team then was Sunny and Yuri but this time they added Hyoyeon and Sunny. How awesome is that.

I said this before, but Hyoyeon is really underraterd in SNSD. I can understand that she may not be the “beauty ideal” (like Yoona) or she may not have the best voice in the group (like Taeyeon or Tiffany) but she just has that appeal, dare I say charisma, that some of the other members lack.

I remember reading on the Soompi forums that she’s just like Hyuna (from 4minute): in a group she may not have the best voice, nor be the best dancer but as a solo she rocks. The thing is that Hyoyeon is a great dancer (the Dancing Queen didn’t got her name for nothing) but she never got the chance to go solo.

I’m happy that the SNSD members wish to see Hyoyeon in a variety show came true. I just hope Korean people will get to see that she’s just as beautiful as the rest of the members.

Kpop is spreading like wildfire

I like Hyo Yeon. She’s my fav member from SNSD. Below is her dance audition video (the one that made her known as a Dancing Queen):

This might seem random like a random post, but SNSD is going places these days, or better said the group is going international. I am actually pleased about it because I love Kpop, and SNSD is one of my favorite Korean groups.

Not only that, but 2NE1 is having a huge success overseas without any promotions at all. In fact, all the YG artists are popular here in Europe. On Music Channel they started airing Korean videos (I was shocked when I saw TaeYang on TV).

Also, on the Internet the Romanian fans are doing some massive efforts to bring Korean artists here in Romania. Please vote here for Big Bang and click Like for the SM artists.

Everything seems so great but I’m just wondering where are the Wonder Girls and their English album? Seriously, they only released one new song (2 Different Tears) since they started preparing for the American debut. On Allkpop, I’ve read that they are supposed to make a “pop comeback” in Korea. Again, what happened to the English album?

I could say that I’m getting impatient but I am still waiting for that English Album. And I won’t mind a Korean comeback (even if I don’t understand Korean at all). Truthfully a lot of my favorite Kpop artists and groups (T-ara, Kara, Brown Eyed Girls, SNSD, Wheesung etc.) are making a comeback.

For me this is like Christmas, a Hallyu Christmas!

P.S. I just wanted to thank all the people that make subs! Your work is really appreciated!

 

Nail Art

Am I the only one out there that is amazed on how gorgeous the girls from SNSD are?

Silly question, I know.

Besides the fact that they are beautiful I am amazed how flawless they look whenever they are out, even for simple errands. I know they have a complete team of professionals and a lot of money is spent to maintain this image (more money than I could ever earn) but I can’t stop being amazed. I’ve been looking at photos with them for a couple of days now and I’m just hooked on their simple but beautiful style. Not even Hollywood stars have achieved this flawless image.

It’s really amazing how beautiful simplicity can be.

Comparing the Korean make-up styles with the Romanian make-up styles really makes me cry. While in Romania girls try to become as orange as possible and try to stand out while wearing the most eye catching colors, in Korea everything is done in a classy manner.

Take for example this picture of Tiffany: beautiful skin, make-up that focuses on her eyes and if you look closely to her hand you’ll notice the beautiful nail art.

Tiffany snsd

There are a lot of blogs and even videos on YouTube that show how one can achieve this look. It’s actually quite simple, especially if you take good care of your skin which is probably the most important thing.

So, I took my search further and I found this little jewel: Nail’Em Pretty.  Prepare yourself for a few hours of browsing and choosing your favorites. I am hooked on it and I can’t wait to try some of them.

Just as a preview here are some of my favorites:

These are pretty easy to do, but there are some that require a little bit more patience. If you look through the archive you’ll find the cute chicken and piggy nails.

I was also thinking of buying Chizu Saeki “Skincare revolution” book.

As you age, it’s okay to have wrinkles, it’s okay to have age spots, it’s okay to sag… Growing older – that’s just the way it is, means you’ve lived. Anything else is a lie. You should live naturally.

How can I pass up on something like this.

Finally someone with some sense.  I was looking for a book like this for a long time and I’m happy to say that I can buy it from MangaShop.ro. They had it for a while but I wasn’t sure if I should or shouldn’t buy it considering it isn’t cheap. I think I will buy it as a gift for myself this Christmas.

It isn’t that I have major problems with my skin but I’ve realized that stress is killing me and it shows on my face and skin. My normal routine isn’t working anymore so a little improvement will do. That or maybe I should reduce the stress. I think buying the book is more “doable”.

P.S. Just re-read the entire entry and I’m ashamed on my “amazement”. But I can’t help it, these girls do have a flawless image, and as any mortal girl out there I have more bad days than good days when it comes to my image.