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Girl’s Day’s “Something” is out, and it’s looking to be like Hyuna and the girls, but instead it’s Minah…*sigh* here we go again…

Hello, hello and I am back with my first K-pop review of the year!!! WOW, it has been such a long time; I almost forgot how reviews actually work around here LOLOLOL as if that could happen ><

Beautiful, sexy ladies...geez, as a woman myself I'm a bit thrown back as to how perfect they look >//<

Beautiful, sexy ladies…geez, as a woman myself I’m a bit thrown back as to how perfect they look >//<

Anyway, the first review of the year is Girl’s Day first comeback of the year called “Something”, which came out on the 3rd this month. The song is great, and reminds us of what Girl’s Day is capable of doing. However, the MV itself may speak a different story…is it just me, or is it a bit too Minah-biased?

If ya agree or wanna know what I’m talking about then please keep 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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“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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Girl’s Day Comeback MV: Wow…wow…wow…(what else can I say?!)

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Okay guys, final post for the day, promise!

Hello and welcome back to another Kpop MV review. It’s been a while since I have last done one but life recently has been very rocky for me so I do apologise. SORRY!! I know, there is not much I can say but, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry…okay really sad joke but you guys know what I mean, right? (Hint hint, Super Junior ><)

Anyway, today I’m here talking about Girl’s Day’s comeback MV called “Female President” which was released today about 2 hours ago from when this post has been published. On their official channel, the video counter has stuck on the “count of doom” (301+ views if you didn’t know that) but I would roughly say that the MV has already got a couple of thousand views >w<

MV. Meh. The song. FREAKIN' AWESOME!

MV – Meh. The song – FREAKIN’ AWESOME!

What I can say overall about the MV is that it is trying to sell the “sexy” concept again which, as many would know, has been so successful for them this year with their earlier release of “Expectation”. However, this MV wasn’t as amazing as the last. AND I MEAN ONLY THE MV. I will talk about the song very soon.

I can roughly assume that their song is inspired by the recent arrival of South Korea’s first female president, and Girl’s Day has attempted to celebrate the success through the release of this song. By emphasising the POWER OF WOMEN! (spoken in a very dramatic voice, rather than shouting ><)

Sexy body rubbing, clothes stripping and butt wiggling cannot make the message more clear. I AM…perfect for being president??? What?! Yes…of course I mean I want to run for president…

So, what can I say about the MV? It was not as amazing as the arrival of “Expectation”. It was just a replay of its sex appeal, maybe even more. Yes, they all look stunning and really pull off the sexy concept very well. However, I would have loved to see a more drama-like MV I guess? Just something different again because to be honest, I didn’t mind the cutesy image as well. I was a fan from the start hehe.

The song however, can I say, is FREAKIN’ AWESOME!! The “da da da dada da da” bits were so catchy, and the escalation towards the chorus was so cool, with the lines “Now it’s the time. You can start first”. The song is very upbeat, and really gets you off your bottom. You really can’t help but clap along with the song (at least I couldn’t…am I even normal?!) Minah’s vocals, can I also say, are SO AMAZING!! Her high notes are flawless, JUST FLAWLESS!

The dance – great as always. However, what keeps bothering me is in fact that since this song is about the power of women (expressed through the body?) I can’t help but see so many connections with Beyonce’s dance in “Run The World”. The salutes, the hands-on-hips stances and the fist pumping don’t seem as unique. But, the dance was still good, don’t get me wrong. The butt wiggling during the “da da da da” bits were awesome, and their outfits really do a lot for the dance overall (that tail…wow). In the end, I will support Girl’s Day regardless 🙂

See what I mean?

See what I mean?

So, my overall thoughts on the MV. Not as awesome as a comeback. Despite the greatness of the song, the MV seemed as if it was trying to sell something other than JUST the song (if you don’t believe me, stop at 1:17 and come back) I even noticed that there was one member that hardly popped out too (I think it was the leader Sojin – the chick who never ties her hair up) but that’s just a small thing. The song, however, needs to be given more credit likewise the lyrics of the song too. The link below is the official MV with English translations. Check it out and comment below what you thought about the MV!

Love you all and thank you so much for tuning in! See you all very soon~~

❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~