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The one and only Wax (왁스) returns with her new project album “Spark(스파크)”: Unni, you are one amazing woman!

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From “Half Love, Left Hidden”

What’s up everyone, Hyunnie here! I am finally back from a very lengthy hiatus! As I have explained in my previous post, I’ve been busy trying to finish off a couple of assessments (major essays for example), fighting off a bad case of the flu, and also been trying to cope with my first days of practical at a high school! So, August & September have just been such a hectic time period for me, and I do apologise for disappearing for so long! I’ll try and get back into the routine again, but I have to admi, that is certainly easier said than done!

Today’s post is about Wax unni’s newest album “Spark”, which was released on the 26th August. I have been a huge fan of Wax ever since I discovered her song Coin Laundry (사랑한 적도 없는) at the beginning of the year (“Coin Laundry” is still a song that I love and play all the time!) so when I heard that she was releasing a new album, I literally freaked out and jumped up and down for about 10 minutes straight! The sad thing about this, is that I feel that she is so underrated, despite her being in the business for almost 15 years. Therefore, I hope that this post will bring more awareness about her, and encourage you all to go and check her out; she is amazing! If you want to read more about her, here is a nice post written by Soompi about her background and some of her greatest hits.

Alright, enough chit-chat and let’s get started with this review!

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The Asia Reviewer Maniac Awards 2013 – Part 2 of 2

Hey everyone and welcome back to the second part of the Asia Reviewer Maniac Awards 2013! This part will be focusing on the remaining areas that aren’t related to Kpop, which includes dramas and music from other countries, such as Japan. Hope ya’ll enjoy! For those who wanna check out part 1, click on the link below to go and see:

Asia Reviewer Maniac Awards Part 1

Once again, this list in simply based on my own personal opinion and what I have discovered over the past year. Hopefully next year (by the time this is posted up, it will be this year…EEEEKKKKK!) I will venture out more and discover more fantastic content to share with you all! Sooooo let’s do this! (By the way, clearly this list is less lengthy than the last part, and I do apologise for that! I’m just very passionate about K-pop, ya know?) Continue reading


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The Asia Reviewer Maniac Awards 2013 – Part 1 of 2

Hahaha what a cheesy title huh?I AM BACK FROM THE DEAD!!! Finally! After suffering from days of no blogging, I’m finally able to come back with this; the Asia Reviewer Maniac Awards of 2013! Yes I know, a bit late past Christmas but hey, Christmas is family time peoples; I had to spend it with some of the special people in my life (even though you readers count as a portion of that, sorry!)

2013 has been a huge year for Asian pop culture, whether it is music, dramas or even animes. In particular, Kpop has been huge this year, where the international community has also begun to notice even more about what Korean music has to offer. Nonetheless, other aspects of Asian pop culture such as anime, dramas and other styles of music have also been shone in the spotlight and has been taken notice by other parts of the world as well. God I’m so proud to be Asian :3

Alright so the awards are all based on my own personal opinion, and also what I have been able to see and discover this year. Yes, there will be some categories which will be slightly lacking than others, but please understand that I am but only one person, and it is simply not possible to get around to everyone and everything >< If you aren’t that satisfied with the results I’ve concluded with, then leave a comment below stating what or who you think should have won what category. Also, if you haven’t noticed already from my blog site, it is pretty Kpop biased, so the Kpop section of the awards will take a major portion of the awards lol. Hope you all don’t mind that! And so, here goes!

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The list below I discovered from Saphirya’s Kpop Award 2013 blog post. She has given a fantastic list, which is what I have based my results from. Go check out her blog site for more Kpop awesomeness! http://saphirya.com/

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EXO FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY RELEASES MIRACLES OF DECEMBER…albums…NEED I SAY MORE?!

Alright, enough joking around –  it’s gone on for WAY TOO LONG! The albums are finally out now, and I’m reminded even more that Christmas is literally just around the corner (hmmm is it guilty of me that I haven’t been too into the spirit yet?)

I don’t know what’s wrong with me guys…can someone save me from this Christmas depression I’m going through at the moment?

Anyways, let’s finish this once and for all!

By the way, I am aware that I’ma bit delayed; it was released over the weekend after all but…WHO CARES?!

YOU ARE FINALLY HERE! Yep, my Christmas list is complete...I think.

YOU ARE FINALLY HERE! Yep, my Christmas list is complete…I think.

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EXO FINALLY FINALLY RELEASES MIRACLES OF DECEMBER…MVs. Yep, just the MVs…WHERE’S THE ALBUMS GODDAMMIT?!

An amazing song, in both Chinese and Korean *tear drop*

An amazing song, in both Chinese and Korean *tear drop*

I am literally melting here.

I’m probably suffering from post-traumatic fangirl syndrome or something; I don’t know.

The only thing I am well aware of is the fact that I have to still wait another 4 more days for the rest of the album to be released, which to this woman here *points at herself* sounds like a death sentence!

*Intake deep breath*…Now, let us begin…

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EXO FINALLY RELEASES MIRACLES IN DECEMBER…teasers. Yep, just the teasers.

EXO's "Miracle in December" teasers are finally out...yep, just the teasers...darn, right?

EXO’s “Miracle in December” teasers are finally out…yep, just the teasers…darn, right?

So, after being notified at approximately 2pm today AEST that EXO will be releasing “Miracle in December “and I quote “later on today” I was pretty excited. When someone tells me that, I would assume only a couple of hours later, maybe at 4-5pm; not at 9 something pm, and definitely not when I was ready to place myself in bed and shut off for the day.

Honestly, it wasn’t just me who assumed this right, right??

*Sigh* Anyway, let’s do this.

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Kim Jaejoong (김재중) – Just Another Girl MV: The vampire has been released from his dungeon and…blown up a house?!

HI EVERYONE!!! I HAVE MISSED YOU SO SO MUCH!

I haven’t been in action in a while huh? Blame all of the evil teachers who made everything due AT THE SAME TIME! Now that my uni break has “kind-of” started (my exams are in two weeks time), I will be posting more regularly from now on!

But anyways, enough of me; let’s talk about this handsome hunk, JAEJOONG!

SEC-XY!

SEC-XY!

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