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Spring Break / SNSD Japan Promotions

One more school day until spring break (which lasts a week)! Oh, how I have eagerly awaited this overdue caesura of cruel school assignments. Then again, I will be working throughout the break on schoolwork as well as preparing for my AP World History exam and my SAT… I noticed that I tend to contradict myself when I have a thought that is too positive.

“What a nice day outside!” “Yeah, I wonder how nice it is for those homeless people on the street over there.” Ouch. And no, I don’t talk to myself. Well, maybe.

So to add more meaning (er, detract meaning?) from this post, I’ve decided to include updates on SNSD, aka Girl’s Generation. How much more gender-specific can a group name be? Girl’s Generation? Really? I feel sorry for the males who like this group for more than their bodies – it must be embarrassing.

“What are you listening to?” she asked him.

“Oh, uh, SNSD,” he replied.

“SNSD? Isn’t that Girl’s Generation?”

“NO – er, I mean yes,” he stuttered,” I was listening to their duo with that other group. Uh, 2PM.”

“2PM? You mean the group that has two raging homosexuals and a flamboyant cross-dresser?”

JUST KIDDING – I  have nothing against 2PM at all – they were just the first group that popped into my mind. And I really don’t hold any grudges against guys who listen to SNSD, homosexuals, or cross-dressers, considering that I am one (one of what? I will leave that up to your imagination).

Here’s the Japanese version of “Run Devil Run”:

I love this version – even though it’s the same beat and meaning as the original version of RDR I feel like it’s a new song. It might be because of the language, but either way I don’t know Japanese of Korean. It’s quickly climbing to the top of my IPod’s 25 Most Played List – or should I say, running. I would like to say that pun wasn’t intentional, but it was. Fail…

The video also appears more refined. The girls are stylish as always and their dancing is tighter than the Korean version. Taeyon looks stunning with short hair – surprisingly I recognized her. (:

And here’s the one minute high quality preview of “Mr. Taxi”:

When I told some of my Korean friends that SNSD’s new single would be called “Mr. Taxi” they literally burst out in laughter. A few months ago I probably would have done the same, but now it’s like I’ve assimilated to K-Pop culture. Sort of like how the Indians assimilated to the Aryan caste system and eventually used it as their own… am I right or am I right?

Back to the song – “Mr. Taxi” sounds like Girl’s Generation’s attempt at a techno/pop song, with a few dance beats thrown in. I’ll see how I like it when the full song is released on April 27th. A portion of their revenue from the release of these songs will be donated to the earthquake victims of Japan.

So once spring break starts I’ll try to go back to writing posts that aren’t all about K-Pop and books. Having more time should help, if I don’t waste it ogling Key use it studying diligently for all my upcoming exams.

Did someone say Key? Have a great day everyone! (image via LiveJournal)

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I Now Pronounce Myself: Addicted to K-Pop

Okay, I admit it – I’m addicted to the stuff. It started with one simple song, and now it’s dominating my entire play list. These are three of the groups I like the most and my biases; more posts will probably be dedicated to them in the future.

SNSD (소녀시대)


Their songs are pretty dang catchy. Once I heard Oh!, I knew I was going to be singing it for days. While Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) is my favorite song from them (and number three on my IPod’s play list), you can still catch me humming “oh, oh, oh oh oppareul saranghae…”

Taeyon


One of the few members I can distinguish in SNSD, I like her voice (or at least when I can recognize it, AKA Genie solo portion).

f(x) (에프엑스)


Most people will say that f(x) is more talented than SNSD, and from what I have gathered, that seems to be the case. They each have talent: Luna and Krystal as singers, Amber as a rapper, Sulli as an actress, and Victoria as the leader. And yes, I can actually tell them apart.

Victoria


I honestly like all the members of f(x), but Victoria stands out the most to me with her charismatic charm and fantastic flexibility.

SHINee (샤이니)


I might not like them that much for their music, but I have to admit some of their songs have good hooks. Although I do question whether they know the meaning of the word “elastic”.

KEY


He’s almighty.

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