June 2015


A while back I decided on some things I’d like to do more in my spare time. One of those things was to watch more Korean dramas. You might think that’s all I do, but I’ve not watched all that many dramas the past year in spite of having a year subscription to Viki. I’ve mostly watched American shows and I get more satisfaction from watching Korean shows and I practice listening to Korean at the same time.

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One drama I followed as it aired was 냄새를 보는 소녀 (The girl who sees smells/Sensory couple). It’s a good drama that mixes fun and light hearted parts with a more serious story. It’s about a girl, played by Shin Se-kyung, who has gained the ability to see smells after waking up from a coma. … Continue reading

 

It’s hard to keep up with all the K-Pop groups that come and go. AOA is one of those groups that have passed me by, more or less. I’ve seen a couple of their previous music videos when they’ve been mentioned in K-Pop news, but it’s nothing that has stuck.

A while back I decided to check out their latest album (at the time). I can’t recall why I decided to do that. Perhaps I saw Choa on a TV show or something. Anyhow, the only song that stood out to me was 휠릴리. I’ve had it in the playlist I listen to when driving my car.

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Now AOA have made a comeback with a new lacrosse concept. Their new song 심쿵해 (heart attack) is very catchy. It has a pretty typical Brave Sound beat, but I’ve had it stuck in my head for days. I like the music video too. It’s playful and colourful. I don’t know anything about make-up, but I think they nailed Choa’s make-up in this video.

This is the time when the “summer songs” are released and I guess this song is up against mainly Sistar’s Shake It. I like Sistar a lot, but I must say I prefer 심쿵해.

 

I’ve been thinking about whether or not to write anything about the reasons why I haven’t been updating the blog for a long while, but I think I’ll just leave it at: I had to prioritize what I wanted to focus on and I had to give up many of my hobbies. This blog being one of them. Now things have calmed down a bit, so I can give you a quick recap of things I’ve done the past year and a half.

One of the few things I kept doing was studying Korean. Not at a high pace or anything. It’s just a weekend class. I’m learning slowly but steadily and I really like my classmates. They’re very cool and friendly.

Last year I went to see 4Minute when they had a showcase here in Sweden. … Continue reading