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30 day Kpop Challenge – Day 21: The picture says it all I guess…

Day 21: Your favourite picture of your girl k-pop bias 

Hi everyone!

Sorry, today’s entry is going to be short and simple, just because my exams are in two days, and I have to rush off and study (Chinese, you will be the death of me! ><)

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30 day Kpop Challenge – Day 8: I know it, and probably have sung it to death…

Day 8:  A k-pop song you know all the words to 

Hello everybody!

I know, you are probably getting sick and tired of these by now but I am not going to give up (at least not until this is finished!)

So, a k-pop song that I know all of the words to.

Well, how about not only that, but I also know the main dance moves to it too!

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30 day Kpop Challenge – Day 6: hmmm does this actually count?? Oops…

Day 6: Your favourite k-pop song from your favourite girl group 

Hello chubby bunnies! (I know, how cheesy~)

So, for my favourite song from f(x)…I do realise that it’s kind-of cheating because there are only 3 members involved in the song, and it also is in collaboration with another singer from another group. But, it still counts, right?

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30 day Kpop Challenge: Day 2 – *inhale* ooooooooooo that is a tough one…

Day 2: Your favourite k-pop girl group

Hey everyone, and welcome back to day 2 of the 30 day kpop challenge!

Alright, soooooo this question posed some difficulty for me, as I have seriously never thought about which is my most favourite k-pop girl group ever.


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Why am I so into depressing songs? :S – Top 3 songs for the week ^^~

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Hi guys!!! I’ve wanted to start this new segment for a while now. As you already know, my love for music will never die and also, I am really open to discovering new things (especially when it comes to music)! So, this week, I will be sharing with you all the top 3 songs that I have been listening for the entire week, NONSTOP!

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Day 1: Songs from my iPod (shuffled?!)

Day 1: Put you iPod on shuffle. List the first 10 songs that play and how feel about them.

Alright, day number 1! But before I begin, let me just say that this list does ABSOLUTELY NO JUSTICE in expressing the songs that I commonly listen to. With 4710 songs on there (yes, you did read it right!), my poor dear iPod couldn’t have possibly chosen songs that I feel really passionate about, as there are songs in there, that have there, for a very, long time.

But enough of that, let day number one BEGIN!

1. Beautiful You – Dong Bang Shin Ki 

This album overall is TO DIE FOR >_<

This album overall is TO DIE FOR >_<

This was a song back when the group still had 5 members together AND I miss them so so much. Their harmony and the melody in this is just…sndfl[orgalskng345bjapsfudg[qgf;lagw]]hihg pintsg5yae4edifv egs5[06w7a2w/xmnji[r=0yb3] qa7g==axfbgrf;vm;ifvcjw] (you all know what I mean…)

It is really a style of music that I love and adore. Like I said in my post about Kyuhyun, give me a guy that sings ballads ANY DAY, especially if it were 5 young, handsome men singing lyrics like “Such a beautiful woman”. Swoon *collapse*

So, if anyone of you are desperate for 5 guys to serenade to you, go ahead and click on the link below to watch/listen to their voices in all of your glory ^^~

2. Lucky (feat. Colbie Caillat) – Jason Mraz

Loved this song since forever~~ And will continue to do so

Loved this song since forever~~ And will continue to do so

Wow, it’s been ages since I have heard this one. Due to the amazing influence of my bias (EUNHYUK OPPA!!), I downloaded this song after hearing him sing it in an old Music Bank interview.

Loved this song A LOT back then, and I still do. It’s just one of those songs that you can NEVER get sick of, despite the depressing message behind it all.

The beat/guitar strumming in the background is so calming, and its the type of song that I would love to listen to on a long bus ride, while reading a thick-ass book 🙂

P.S the ooooooooooooo~~ bits are soooooo catchy 😀 Am I the only one who thinks that?

3. Baby Maybe – Girl’s Generation (SNSD)

The whole album is pretty awesome - this song in particular is damn good :)

The whole album is pretty awesome – this song in particular is damn good 🙂

It’s a really nice and upbeat songs that will make you stand up and keep moving. It really keeps you busy, and definitely not a good song to be standing still while listening to (that should be a good thing right?)

The song kinda makes me feel a bit cheerful – very positive-like. Also, it allows me (and most other fans) to really admire and adore their vocals as the song really compliments their voices very well.

Perfect song to be blowing out of your speakers while you are cooking or cleaning. What do you think?

4. My lifestyle (feat. Dok2) – Jessica (SNSD)

Nice song to make you feel a little better on a really slow day

Nice song to make you feel a little better on a really slow day

Once again, a song that I haven’t heard in a while. It’s an upbeat song once again, but in a different style. This song seems more hipster (is that the right word?) and seems to fit more with a workout rather than a cook-off in the kitchen.

It also has a cutesy/old Britney Spears feel to it, which I can’t help but smile while listening to it. Seems to be a suitable song to listen to when you are feeling a little under the weather.

WE ARE HALFWAY THERE PEEPS!! JUST SO THAT YOU CAN HAVE A REST (Credit to Dickon Johnstone for creating this picture!) :

Is this worth a like now?

Is this worth a like now?


5. Why so serious? – SHINee

Though not as great as their previous album, it's still alright...don't kill me

Though not as great as their previous album, it’s still alright…don’t kill me!

A song that definitely has me top-tapping, butt-wagging, tongue-lic– (ummm, I’m getting a bit carried away >_<…hehe sorry)

Anyway, though I think that it is slightly lacking in comparison to their previous album (please don’t hurt me…) with the hit single “Dream Girl” (played that song to death…but it has resurrected AGAIN!), it still isn’t a bad song. Maybe a great song for waking up to on a early morning,  or a song that would be blasting through your earphones while you were walking somewhere

6. 클레멘타인 – 문채원 (From the “It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl” OST)

btw, the singer of the song is a girl, no the guy on the cover though...I love that man XD

Btw, the singer of the song is a girl, not the guy on the cover though…I love that man XD

As peaceful as a lullaby – a song that will leave you in a drowsy/sleepy mood *yawn*

(I did literally yawn when I was typing that…how embarrassing ><)

Very calming and very soothing. And Moon Chae Won sung the song! Her voice is so nice to listen to 🙂

I don’t listen to it very often though; seems like a children’s lullaby to me.

7. I Need A Girl (feat. G-Dragon) – Tae Yang

I need a girl~ I need a girl~ catchy but just not my style

I need a girl~ I need a girl~ catchy but just not my style

A nice song to be listening to anywhere. It’s another top-tapper, but still allows your butt to stick to your seat.

I feel slightly disconnected from this song, maybe because I prefer his other songs over this one (give me Wedding Dress any day)

It’s still alright though just, it’s not my cup of tea. Once again, please don’t hate me for this because I am a HUGE Big Bang fan!

8. Where You Are (Eng. Ver.) – CNBLUE

Ahh Yong Hwa...your voice is heaven~~ take me there anytime ;)

Ahh Yong Hwa…your voice is heaven~~ take me there anytime 😉

Both versions of this song are great! This version in particular is super special awesome because their English is UNDERSTANDABLE!!! THANK YOU KPOP GODS!

It is a fantastic song to be listening to while walking to work/uni or just whenever you feel you need a beat to your step. I always feel really pumped after listen to it. For some reason, it leaves me with a feeling of freshness 🙂



9. Stand Up! – f(x)

Stand up, wake up! The whole album is AMAZING!

Stand up, wake up! The whole album is AMAZING!

Just as the title states, STAND UP!

This is such a great song for anyone who needs a boost or motivation to start their day. A nice wake-up call for any morning, especially here in Sydney. Recently, mornings are just becoming harder and harder to wake up to (oh, how I despise you WINTER! ><‘)

But waking up to f(x) is a bonus to any day of the year, I believe. It leaves me with a great impression that today is going to be a great day, especially with the repition of the lyrics “Stand Up, Wake Up, hello~~”

Love, love, love this song!!


10. Venus Flower – alan

alan - beautiful, talented and CAN SING! What else can you ask out of an artist?

alan – beautiful, talented and CAN SING! What else can you ask out of an artist?

A Japanese track that is suitable to be played whilst you wait for your coffee to be brewed.

The catchy beat gives the song a really urban feel, the sort of songs that you would hear playing in a cafe. It can really make a difference in your day, by making it brighter and warmer. As alan (that’s how it is spelt, without a capital ‘A’) sings about sunshine and good mornings, it’s no wonder that I feel more cheerful after listening to it, especially after listening to ‘Stand Up’.

[Btw, the link provided is a live performance. I couldn’t find an audio track of it on YouTube.]


SOOOOOOOO that comes to the conclusion of day 1! Now, let all of us sigh in relief *inhale*


Seriously, I wouldn’t even care if you just skipped all of it just to reach to the bottom. Either way, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I promise that the future entries won’t be as lengthy as this has been. The next couple of questions isn’t as demanding (thank goodness for that hehe)

So, I hope you all enjoyed and please, leave a comment about your favourite track out the 10. Otherwise, share your opinions about what you think some tracks make you feel.

Hope you all have a wonderful day (for me, evening) and I’ll catch up with you all soon~

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~