Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ramen Infographic

Check out this awesome infographic by HackCollege about Ramen! Yummy! I love Ramen and I love making yummy varieties of it to eat! Yum! Yum! Did you know "Ramen" is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese word for "Lo Mein"???

We Love Ramen Infographic
Created by: Hack College

Monday, February 27, 2012

Firefly Photography

Check out these beautiful long-exposure photos of fireflies captured in Okayama Prefecture, Japan by Tsuneaki Hiramatsu. So beautiful!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Female Ninja Magic: Vagina Bubbles from Hell

A friend showed this to me a while back and for some reason I just thought of it today! I had no idea female ninjas had this ability...Vagina Bubbles from Hell! I can only imagine how weird it must've been to film this movie (and if you have more information about this movie, message me!). Japan is so weird... And why didn't that guy just walk away?! Easily avoided.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

K-Pop Obsession: BIGBANG's Blue

BigBang is back! Yes! Their new single "Blue" is a really great techno-guitar song that has the backdrop of New York city. Listening to it, I feel so calm and happy. Ever since G-Dragon's marijuana scandal, the group has been on the downlow on group promotions. The boys look great, I'm really liking their new looks. Of course, G-Dragon looks a little more out there with his electric yellow bangs.

Visual Concept: ♥♥♥♥/5 Video Concept: ♥♥♥♥/5 Singing Talent: ♥♥♥♥♥/5 Music/Sound: ♥♥♥♥.5/5 Dancing: N/A English Usage: N/A

Overall Rating: ♥♥♥♥/5

Monday, February 20, 2012

CL& Minzy of 2NE1

Check out this cool gif of CL and Minzy, the leader of 2NE1. I don't remember where I got this, so if it's yours make sure to message me...

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Drama - Dream High

Genre: School, Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 16
Network: KBS2
Broadcasted: 2011-Jan-03 to 2011-Feb-28
Lead Actors: Suzy(MissA), Kim Soo Hyun, Taecyeon(2PM), Ham Eun Jung(T-Ara), Wooyoung(2PM), IU

My Rating: ♥♥♥♥/5

Dream High is one of those dramas just jam packed with idols (hence the popularity). Even the illustrious JYP has a recurring role. The only non-idol is actor Kim Soo Hyun (Moon Embracing the Sun), who, by any means can be an idol if he really wanted. I mean it, he's seriously talented singer and actor. I'm also really liking him in the period drama he's in right now.

As I mentioned earlier, JYP has a recurring role in this drama as the English teacher. Looking at him, he has a real mean gangsta face, but he does all this ridiculous stuff like scratch his butt and dance around. And did anyone notice that most of his scenes involve him carrying around stacks stuff around all the time (???). Sigh... Another thing I noticed is, it must've been super cold in this school. I can see everyone's breathe! Does heat not exist in this school?!

Basic Synopsis:Kirin High School is an elite art school that is known for making successful performers and idols. Go Hyemi doesn't want anything to do with it until her father's debt collectors force her to attend to monopolize on her signing talent. There she meets/rivals/loves her fellow talents and rising stars of the school. They face their own personal setbacks and pressure of others to achieve their dreams of becoming international stars.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Let's Learn Asian!

Here's this funny little diagram I found somewhere on the interwebs. It will help you tell the difference between Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

K-Pop Obsession: After School's Shampoo

Obsession Wednesday is none other than After School's "Shampoo." Now this was released last year, but I've always had the melody stuck in my head. This was their last comeback and they focused on the theme of tap dancing, it's so great! If you want, make sure to check out their teaser video Let's Step Up.

Visual Concept: ♥♥♥.5/5 Video Concept: ♥♥♥♥/5 Singing Talent: ♥♥♥♥/5 Music/Sound: ♥♥♥♥/5 Dancing: ♥♥♥♥♥/5 English Usage: N/A

Overall Rating: ♥♥♥.5/5

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Drama - Sungkyunkwon Scandal

Genre: Period, Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 20
Network: KBS2
Broadcasted: 2010-Aug-30 to 2010-Nov-02
Lead Actors: Micky Yoochun, Park Min Young, Song Joong Ki, Yoo Ah In

My Rating: ♥♥♥.5/5

So...looking for a period drama that's not 50 episodes long??? Looking for a beautiful heroine? And a story line about a cross-dressing woman?! Than this is the drama for you! I thoroughly enjoyed this series, even though it follows the basic plot of "girl cross dresses as man to make a better life." I think, since it seemed a lot more daunting to be caught in this kind of situation (F.Y.I. you get killed) the stakes are a lot higher and more real.

This is one of those dramas that question homosexuality. Especially during that period, being homosexual was basically a death sentence. You can't expect to make a living as a serious scholar or politician. Micky struggles with himself when he catches himself falling in love with Min Young and despite not knowing she's actually a girl, he chooses her. Wahhh! T^T

Basic Synopsis:Sungkyunkwon University is representative of the best and brightest of the late Joseon era. Kim Yoon Hee is an intelligent girl who decides to attend the university under her brothers name in order to support her sick and ailing family. There she meets three of her fellow classmates who pave the way for an upright society and support her even when they discover she's actually a girl.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Let's Learn Mandarin! OMG!Meiyu

This is 25-year-old Jessica Beinecke, an American Journalist for Voice of America, a traveling and news show about America aimed for Chinese viewers. She hosts/writes/produces the popular web show “OMG!Meiyu!” or “OMG! American English”. Each segment is focused on a theme of American slang and aims at the hungry pop-cultured youth of China. Not only is she fluent in Mandarin, she has the look of what Chinese people think Americans look like! This peppy, Ohio native has been studying Mandarin for five years and even though it’s not so perfect, Beinecke has the chance to connect with her adoring fans and really help those who want to understand American slang. Isn’t that cool?!

Check out her channel to discover more videos.

“Yucky Gunk”


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Snorlax Beanbag

Hey, check out this Snorlax beanbag. Forgot where I found this photo.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

K-Pop Obsession: B.A.P's Warrior

This weeks obsession is "Warrior" from the new rookie group B.A.P. Let me say, I'm just blown away by their debut. It doesn't even seem like they're newbies!!! B.A.P. stands for Best Absolute Perfect, not Blonde Asian People. Yes I know, what a random set of words to put together. I watched Simon and Martina's (EatYourKimchi) review of the video and there are other boy bands with crazier acronyms (MBLAQ - Music Boys Live in Absolute Quality). I'm so glad they didn't start out with the "cute" image, they're so confident and talented! Way to go boys!

Before B.A.P. some of you have probably seen Zelo and Bang Yong Gook perform their other songs "Never Give Up" and "I Remember." I love, love, love "I Remember" but I don't think Bang Yong Gook's voice being so deep??? Bang Yong Gook is the leader and Zelo is the maknae (youngest member) of the group, you might recognize him for his cute curly hair, eyeliner and mask look. The group's mascot is this sort of Deadmau5 bunny figure, each member has their own specific bunny.

The video is well done, great production and quality. This song will creep into your brain with it's "diggy diggy dum diggy duuuuummm" repeats. I don't always care for Asian people with blonde hair, but this didn't bother me at all. I always look at Zelo because I think he has such adorable curly hair (he's 15)! Some of the rapping style I didn't much like but they are all talented dancers and singers.

Visual Concept: ♥♥♥♥/5 Video Concept: ♥♥♥♥/5 Singing Talent: ♥♥♥♥/5 Music/Sound: ♥♥♥♥/5 Dancing: ♥♥♥♥♥/5 English Usage: ♥♥♥/5

Overall Rating: ♥♥♥♥/5

Monday, February 6, 2012

Thanks for all the views since August of 2011! Even though most of the people who visit my site do not end up as followers, it means a lot to me knowing people are even seeing this! So thanks so much! And to those few who follow me, I love you all!!


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Please keep supporting and giving me ideas! And if you haven't recognized this, I'll tell you now. These photos are supposed to my own recreation of Hyuna & JS TROUBLE MAKER poster!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Drama - Playful Kiss

Alternate Names: Mischievous Kiss
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Episodes: 16
Network: MBC
Broadcasted: September 1, 2010 till October 21, 2010
Lead Actors: Jung So Min, Kim Hyun Joong, Lee Tae Sung, Lee Si Young

My Rating: ♥.5/5

This drama gets the lowest score in the history of dramas!!!!! Actually, just the dramas I've seen so far. I'm surprised I even made it through the whole thing...This series is based on the manga Itazura Na Kiss by Tada Kaoru (I've haven't read it). Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) plays the lead as the cool, mean guy who falls for the stupid and dorky female lead. I guess this was the drama that followed Kim Hyun Joong's success in Boys Over Flowers but has no where near the amount of quality put into it. This drama didn't fair too well in Korea...

First thing, this sets a bad example for all the female drama watchers in Korea. I hope to god girls don't actually act this way and mothers aren't actually this nosey in their son's love lives. Basically, this girl never really grows up, she falls in love with a guy she barely knows and by some very weird circumstances she manages to end up living with him. She is so annoying!!!!! She acts like a baby!!!! I hope guys in Korea don't find this personality "cute." This show basically says if you follow the guy around and have the help of his annoying mother, you can get him. Ugh, gross.

Basic Synopsis:Oh Ha Ni is a stupid and clumsy girl who has a crush on the popular and genius student named, Baek Seung Jo, ever since she saw him on the first day of high school. She decides to confess through a letter, but is rejected by Seung Jo, who tells her that he hates stupid girls (yes!). Fate intervenes when a mild earthquake ruins Ha Ni's family's new house. While the house gets rebuilt, Ha Ni and her father stay at the home of her dad's childhood friend, who happens to be Seung Jo's father. The drama continues with portraying Seung Jo and Ha Ni moving onto college and university, whilst facing many difficulties and problems, in which eventually lead Seung Jo to fall for Ha Ni.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Cambodia's First Fashion Week

Sure, the first fashion week for Cambodia happened back in October of 2011, but it's all the more interesting. When you think of Cambodia, you might think of the Khmer Rouge, Ankor Wat and its people working in the rice paddies; not for it's fashion influences. This beautiful land is a third world country, but the people are learning and growing in creativity and intelligence. Check out this mini-documentary on Cambodia's fashion week and the underbelly of the clothing sweatshop.

Fashion Week Internationale: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Producers - William Fairman, Andy Capper, Charlet Duboc
Host - Charlet Doboc


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

SNSD & Bill Murray Snap a Photo

This is kind of a funny picture. lol. From the David Letterman Show.

K-Pop Obsession: Miryo's Dirty

Before I get started, I hope everyone got to see SNSD make their US Network debut yesterday on the David Letterman Show and their morning show debut on Live! With Kelly. Their performance was a little awkward on the Letterman Show, but they actually got the chance to talk and interact with Kelly today. I just wish they had a better English song to debut with...

Today's obsession is Miryo from Brown Eyed Girl's debut song "Dirty." I don't really like to listen to rap or R&B but I have a soft spot for the BEG girl's and Miryo is one of the strongest Korean female rappers out there. Have you seen some of her debut pictures? They are so cool, I don't know many women who can pull off blonde and brown hair like that!

First of all, the introduction to her music video is a little too familiar...I mean, it's almost exact to Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night." I really just sigh at that, I really don't want to read anymore comments about how Korean artists are copying Lady Gaga. We all know creativity is inspired by other works and it's really hard to be truly original. At first, I didn't think much about this song but after reading the translation, I think it's very fitting. Somehow, the music around me seems to fit exactly how I'm feeling right now.

Visual Concept: ♥♥♥/5 Video Concept: ♥♥♥/5 Singing Talent: ♥♥♥♥/5 Music/Sound: ♥♥♥.5/5 Dancing: N/A English Usage: ♥♥♥♥♥/5

Overall Rating: ♥♥♥♥/5