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Important Announcement to all! (I’m going…)

…to the Gold Coast for a mini holiday! Yes, I should have planned to announce this much earlier however there is something called ‘urgent packing’ and ‘so much to do, so little time to do it’.

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I’ll be going up to the Gold Coast (Surfer’s Paradise to be more accurate) for a week to spend some time with the family and to also celebrate my birthday as well (January 12th  for those who are curious and yes, I know it’s the same date as D.O’s birthday too ^^) Since I’m pretty sure that I won’t be having a stable, consistent internet connection on hand once I’m there, that means that I probably won’t be posting anything for the next week or so. Hopefully, I’ll post something the moment I get back home safe and sound but until then, nothing can be certain.

So now, I am going to go and quickly finish off that second part of the awards (hopefully) and get it posted up by tomorrow in time for my flight. If I’m lucky, another review (first of the year!) will be posted up too. So sorry that I’ve been in a mess guys; hopefully when I get back I will be steaming forward and actually doing something.

Anyway, I wish you all a lovely break (if you’re having one at the moment) and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas/New Year holiday!!! See you guys in a week!

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~

P.S. I will miss you readers *tear drop*


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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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“Something” and “Something” are going to be released early next year…yes, you read that title right

This isn't as cool as it seems, since others would probably enjoy the next picture more...

This isn’t as cool as it seems, since others would probably enjoy the next picture more…

I AM BACK FROM THE DEAD! Did you miss me? Of course you all did hahahahaha! Boy, my fingers have never felt happier than today EVER in my whole life!

For those of you who were wondering where I ran off to…I got my laptop confiscated, and I had it locked away until Christmas ended. Reasons for the confiscation will not be explained much further but what I’ve learnt is that from now on, any computer/laptop/electronic device that exists which allows you to stay up all night without much logic thought is to be banned and destroyed from your life.

Yes, that is what happened and I am…absolutely ashamed that it did.

Anyway, moving on! What I wanted to do was return to the blogging world gradually by posting something light-hearted, such as this post. I’m currently working on something big which hopefully can be released by tomorrow (New Year’s Eve, EEEPPPP!) and if not well…darn. I won’t say much more about it, apart from the fact that it will be a two-part post (if that doesn’t drop any hints yet!) so stay tuned for that!

Okay okay, onto the ambiguous title (was it really though??)

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The Heirs Episode 20 (END) Recap: A rollercoaster ride that came to a finish; some got off safely while others got dumped and fell off near the end…

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And so, “The Heirs” has finally come to a close, after taking all of us on a ride that we wish to remember some, but also forget some. It has been one heck of a ride – from happy to sad moments, from angry to frustrating-moments-where-could-even-throw-your-computer-away. But no matter what has happened over the past 10 weeks, it is not hard to say that we will dearly miss the whole cast and story. And if these characters were real people in our lives, we would want to dearly wish them all the best in their endeavours.

On a side note, I’m sorry that this recap is being posted up so late; had to go to work earlier than usual therefore the post had to be postponed.

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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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