I have an annual audit report to finish, I have several months’ transactions to enter on my 2nd job and it’s already tax season, I was supposed to do a visual comparison on Rain and Ricky (and Rizza has already needled me about it), after two weeks I am still stuck at Episode 5 of My Girl and my list of unwatched K-dramas and movies is getting longer and longer, and here I am in front of my computer with my brain on hold and a stupid grin on my face and I can’t even blog about it!
I need a life. A real one.
I recently had a life-altering realization in, of all places, the bathroom. (Sheesh, talk about getting influenced by my idols. :???:) Thinking back on my list of things I learned from being a fan, I realized that of all my ‘phases’, it was during the ‘rock band’ era where I learned a lot about myself and others. However, this is one scene which, I’ve decided, I am never coming back.
No offense to those who are still on that scene, but despite being tagged as the scene where you can ‘be just yourself’, sorry, I don’t think so. For me, it’s the scene where poseurs thrive. It’s the scene where you can’t get out of the norm – the norm being: you have to listen to bands which are big in the underground scene (whatever that is), but once they go mainstream you have to pretend you hate them; you have to listen to rock and just rock alone, or be perceived as the lower entity or something; cussing, going against the flow, acting like a total ass and disrespecting elders is considered just ‘being different’ instead of, well, being a total ass; you have to wear black, or tie-dyed shirts, or shirts with band names on them. Piercings and tattoos are optional, but you’re cooler if you have them; you have to know how to drink, smoke, or take whatever substance you want. If you don’t, people will say, “but… why???” Crawling back home is the best way to go; you have to be ‘angsty’ or have personal issues. If you’re too happy, you’re probably taking pot; you have to act like you’re a ‘deep person’ even if in reality you’re just spewing gibberish (well, it’s not like the person you’re talking to understood your gibberish, either, but they’ll pretend they understood you anyway and will spew gibberish as well. It’s a neverending cycle.); you have to be careful not to classify an artist into the wrong sub-genre of rock, nevermind if it’s still rock, or else you’ll have STUPID tagged on your forehead; you can’t admit to liking Menudo as a kid because people will think you’re jologs, etc etc etc.
Of course, not everyone in that scene is like that, but you gotta admit, most are.
I will readily profess: I love Menudo. I love pop music. Hell, I love MUSIC in general, no matter what it is. I love Korean entertainment. I admit that philosophical books make me sleep, so I dare not touch them. My English vocab is not ‘high falluting’ or whatever the hell that’s spelled. I’m shallow. But so what??? THAT’S ME. And sorry to say, I found my world with the ‘pop scene’. This is where I truly belong. Call me jologs, whatever. THIS IS ME.
(If the above statements sound like crap, read the first sentence and you’ll know why.)
OK! Time for a happy post!!!
Ever heard of couple rings? How about…. couple beanies??? Couple aviator glasses???
Hehehe. Credits to bm05om of soompi for finding these.
Here’s a 1 Billion Won question: How come, despite the immense popularity of Full House, Bi and SHK never had another project together? Not even a CF, nothing! How come? Isn’t that, from the business standpoint, the most logical thing to do? I refuse to believe they were never offered anything after that.
BTW, the big news now is that Rain might have intimate scenes for his Cyborg movie. Woo-hoo, bring it on!!! I’ve been waiting for this!
Oops, I think that came out all wrong. I’m waiting for this not because I wanna see him naked (like, duh, I can see that just by watching his concerts) but because I wanna know how he will handle it. He did a damn good job with IJUKSA Episode 8, let’s see if he can stretch his, uh, acting abilities just a little bit further…
And knowing that the PD is famous Korean director Park Chan Wook, best known for his Vengeance trilogy (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Old Boy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance), I was kinda expecting there will be some ‘sensitive’ scenes in this movie. But I have enough confidence on the PD that the scenes will be essential to the story and will not be just for eye candy. Unlike….