Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays!

   Me and my amazing photoshop skills, uhm, totally unbiased brein wants to wish everybody reading this a Happy and Peaceful Holidays. Spend it with the ones dear to you (laptops included).
I wish you all in next 2013 year more Kpop scandals (oh hay, panda^^), more European tours, more nice albums (or EPs), more derps and herps.
I wish everyone could incorporate a little nonsense from Kpop to yer lives, because nothing helps as much as a bit of idiocy.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

In a year of big elections, Japan’s was Godzilla

   I have quite an obssession with Japan, spanning through over half of my life. Obssession swinging from delight to absolute hatred. Last Sunday I spent 8 straight hours glued to the main page of following the voting. Although the results didn't surprise me, I had this eerie feeling of witnessing something weird, something dangerous and kind of mental.
Below is Reuters article on the latest election in Japan.
My note: Japan Restoration Party is a nationalistic party led by Hashimoto Toru and Ishihara Shintaro, both very... erhm, unique men. OK, let's call them lunatics. 
Providing Korea will have Miss Park as the President, talks won't be nice and fluffy, me seems. Well, maybe less heated as with president Lee, but still.

Korea's New President

   I swear, I was never much interested in politics, until Far East Asia came. Asian politics are quite different from usual, western one and after some bewilderment and shock, I came to one conclusion, similar to the one Indiana Jones said once: Nothing shocks me. I'm a scientist.
Korea ranks 108th in gender equality yet yesterday the country elected first female President.
I'm not jumping from joy though. It will be hard for her because of few reasons - she's a woman (and hello, we're in Korea afterall) and she's the daughter of general Park Chung Hee who held Korea in tight military regime.
Anyway, I gathered few articles presenting the new President of South Korea coming from conservative Saenuri Party.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Celestial Cat releases a solo

   Jaejoong will release a mini album next year (prove that Mayans were damn wrong, the power of Celestial Cat overpowers that) and it will be a rock one. I'm not a fan of jrock but his Maze made waves here and there and fandom now lies defenseless without breasts, ovaries and probably wallets too.
I will judge when I listen to.

A school for fathers

By Oh Jung-hun

A few years ago, I enrolled at a school for fathers run by a nonprofit corporation, which issued an honorary certificate after completing the designated courses.

I went there because I couldn't deal with the unexpected friction as my son reached adolescence. In fact, I constantly told my son the same message that every Korean father is forced to work like a slave to provide sustenance in these economically hard times.

One day, soon after I rattled out the verbose advice, it dawned upon me that it would require more time and energy to become a ``qualified” father.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

More music^^

   I know, I'm a horrible blogger recently. But one of my new year's resolutions is to write more often. I won't promise anything since this year is really a hard one.
I put most of the dramas on hold, and since some new ones came into play, probably will make a new post over the weekend gathering all that's on my plate now.
Right now, some music.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Santa's music

   Right now I have some break between classes so not to waste time, I decided to write few words about music. I listen to tons of music, good, better, great and... well, less good. But I listen no matter what because at least I want to know what I have to trash. One exception, I couldn't listen to The Diva's full album because, afterall, I have some dignity, and as we were taught by Gene Kelly - "dignity... always dignity".

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Blue Dragon Awards

Winners under the cut.

K-Entertainment Part 5

   The most important event for the past week would be without any doubt MAMA Awards ceremony, beating Oscars in "Length category" even.
Anything else?

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Some good Junsu for December

Eh, I have huge catching-up with everything. And I put all my dramas on hold even.
It's simply NOT possible to not love Junsu.

SNL's 19+ skit

This is only for mature viewers, for those who know SNL is always balancing on a narrow bridge and for those who can stomach Jay Park.

MAMA's good to you!

  On Friday, in-between classes, I managed to watch MAMA show, and fortunately for me, I caught some nice ones.