Saturday, April 23, 2011

Floral *Overload*

There are so many floral dresses. I used to really love them, but they're on hype this season. Need proof? More Forever 21 dresses... They're still all super cute, but honestly too much of this will make you all quite sick; it's like eating five bowls of ramen at one sitting and realizing you'll never want it ever again. I'd like to see one from F21 with a varied design though: cute cutouts on the back and a poofy skirt bottom. A halter style or relatively wide V neck for the top part of a dress would be adorable, too. :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Watercolors

Really gorgeous, beachy dresses. Tiedye/watercolor is pretty similar but the patterns are to die for. Simple but a trendy staple.. I wish there were dresses like this when I went to my junior high grad. :P

Black 'n Satin

Really loving these dresses from Forever 21. Notice the similar styling? A bracelet, hat (looks to be a fedora), blushed cheeks, slight smirks, and very light waves. Love it.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Friday's Multi Cultural Faire

Well, usually our school, which is in California, small with about 800 kids, and public (automatically means ghetto, no funding, sports about to be laid off, great teachers replaced with absolutely horrid ones) had a great time. Luckily for us, our ASB manages to fund enough for our rather expensive rallies and events.

We had our faire on the soccer field, which was pretty new- we usually have fairs or events in the quad or gym, which gets horribly stuffy and crowded and gross and icky with food splatters everywhere! But the soccer field was nicely spaced, lots of room, enough area for everyone to just hang out, even with the stage (made out of upside down tables with a big gray platform on top) and the stalls.

I basically hung out near the end of the field close to the school's front end, next to the MESA stall. We were selling Subway wiches & Capri Sun, and I think we at least broke even, so that's good enough for me.

And I pretty much saw my crush like 20 feet away the whole carnival, so that was pretty cool.

I just wished I'd dressed prettier on Friday, but luckily there's few pictures of me to boot. Hoorah for no pictures on crappy days!

PS: Korean + Freestyle Club did a really beast Nu Abo/Wedding Dress dance, sucks that it was only 2 minutes though!


YG knows how to market.

Except they should've given me more time to frantically scatter myself for Park Bom's new solo..

Ahh, I am so happy! I guessed it right that it would be Bom's solo (Please Don't Cry.. why does it remind me of Daesung's Baby Don't Cry?) . Even so, 2NE1 is gonna have fierce comebacks in August (spread out over 3 weeks? That's awesome! More lives of more songs is better than the same song every single day!)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Stuck on this BOMbshell

Park Bom is amazing. People might say that she doesn't have good voice control, but the fact of the fact is that she's got one of the most, or perhaps the most unique voice in Korea. It's easy to tell when she's singing, her pitch can be really gorgeous when it fits her.

Maybe not like You and I, maybe a little slower. She seemed to have difficulties singing it live, but then again, it's still a great song, maybe not quite the right fit for live singing. Even a normal singer might have problems adjusting that fast; but who am I to judge when I myself only sing as a hobby? But anyways..

Gotta love Dara's teasers. So little of Bom's voice, but the instrumental is beautiful, and the hint of Bom's voice has given people a feeling it might be her next single, especially since YG Life blog only just released a teaser image saying 2NE1 Coming Soon.

My prediction: Bommie's solo, like a sequel to Wedding Dress (Taeyang). Why? Towards the end of the teaser, it sounds quite obvious that she is starting to sing "sarangul" or something similar, the word for love in Korean. And YGE + music + Bom = love songs.

The best songs from YG are always the love songs, and this might just be the next Love Song, Wedding Dress, I Don't Care, Where U At, Heartbreaker, Remember, ... don't you love song titles?

Hush, Hush

Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick

Short story: First part sucks, second part is intriguing.

This is a story about a girl named Nora who's your normal girl with good grades and a trouble making best friend. The teacher switches seats, and Nora sits next to a mysterious guy who constantly teases her: Patch.

Friday, April 15, 2011

blue pill, versus the red pill .. you decide

fun fun today very. But I've been thinking.

English today, we did a choice of the Red versus Blue pills (Matrix). So here's how we'd put it: Like Neo, would you choose the Red Pill? You'll be disconnected from blissful ignorance, and be forced to cope with reality- a world without hope, fate, no independence, no freedom of speech, and none of that type of fluff. Or would you be like the millions of others choosing the Blue Pill? You'll live a happy life, satisfied with the way you're living, but you'll never realize the reality and become truly independent and free. Your life is limited, no freedom of speech.

It really all comes down to what you choose. We were relating the Matrix idea of choices to Montag in Fahrenheit 451, which is one of the best books I have read in a while! It's short and easy to skim through while understanding the basic plot, but if you read it and dissect slowly, it dissolves and absorbs like a sponge.. towel. It's crafted with little details you could forget, lots of visual imagery and the types. I find it hard to even find books that are easy to follow and yet so intensely detailed all throughout, which is why I enjoyed it: it veers off the traveled path and delves into something very thoughtfully. Revolutionary thinking around the time of revolutions, figure? 

I chose the blue pill. Kill me now, laugh, but I guess even though I've been through struggles like getting depressed and having to deal with being in a family so emotionally separated from each other and having a younger autistic brother to take care of, my life right now is perfect. But it really varies on the environment. I consider that I am in my own utopia where I am able to talk freely, live freely, I'm pretty independent (taking bus, organizing shindigs/using my own money to buy clothes/food/personal wants or needs), and all that wonderful stuff.
The blue pill is sweeter than the red pill, which is spicy, bitter, and possibly painful. And that's why I chose it. (Taste matters, folks. Taste matters.)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I am really mad. I was doing a whole post summarizing Tower of God, I come back to edit it after posting Love Song, and it autosaves right after I ctrl-Z and it deletes the 5 detailed, perfect paragraphs that I fucking wrote. I'm really mad. Now it's just gone. Fuck my life.

Love Song MV World Premiere

Oh gosh. I didn't like this song so much when I reviewed it by itself the other day.

But audio versus the images, the MV surpasses expectations. It is perfect for the song. It is understated, elegant, not flashy, and just so.. calm?

It gives me a small feel of vintage television. Black and white, and it's all shot in one shot. One shot, all throughout. How amazing is that?! You can always trust YG Entertainment to outshoot the others with great care to packaging, images, audio, everything! First the special packaging for TONIGHT unique, with something that feels and looks a tad like an audio player. But now an expensive MV? So expensive, yet so.. beautiful. From allkpop, I heard that they had Hollywood type cameras in for this MV, and I can see why. And it is definitely worth it. It is simply different from the other KPOP mvs. It's beautiful.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Big Bang's Comeback(AGAIN?!)

Love Song, Stupid Liar, & Baby Don't Cry- great songs, made for a special edition of TONIGHT by Big Bang.
These new songs really are amazing, and they honestly beat the original TONIGHT by a huge landslide.
Love Song
A very romantic, soft feeling song that's somehow still quite upbeat and paced, with a good balance of lyrics, although I believe that Daesung and Seungri could have used more parts: so little, so insignificant. Makes meee madddddddd. Luckily, they do include more songs... But first, Love Song, of course. The best part of this song would have to be T.O.P's introduction- it's so slow, soft, and the instrumental is so underpowered, it lifts his voice and gives an impression of peace, happiness, and all hippie-voodoo lovable things possible. The rest of the song is fast paced, and honestly will get boring over time. Overall? Lives up to expectations, but I wish there wasn't so much "I hate this Love Song" included in it, because it's just not true! Definitely worth a listen compared to the horrible K-Pop releases coming out lately, though!

Next up, Stupid Liar.
Love the lullaby beginning, love it, could go with a little less of G-Dragon? I'm a GBias, but I don't really feel his voice in this one. However, I'm lovin' Daesung! The voice to die for, and Taeyang's part fits him well. Seungri's parts are also well placed. But GD in between isn't working out for me. T.O.P's rap works, but I feel that the song needs more of a balance, and less GD for all the chorus-y parts. The song doesn't quite fit him, and the feeling irks me to no extent, being a diehard VIP. :(

And finally, Baby Don't Cry (Daesung single!)
Retro instrumental feel.
Reminds me of his Cotton Candy single!
^Which isn't good. I like my YG artists to have a little variety. I was hoping this would be a really strong solo, with power and emphasis, maybe a bit like GD's Heartbreaker except with ballads, and Daesung's deep, deep, beautiful voice. However, seeing as this is only a sample of things to come, I'm really hoping things get boosted. Take your time, and make the album good, D-lite.

If my opinions don't match your views, comment! I like to see other people's views. Don't be afraid! :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Feeling tired lately.

I don't know why, but time is going by so slow, and so fast. My birthday was only last Saturday, and yet.. I keep feeling doubt. I've always wanted to make it into an awesome, great, prestigious university. But I don't think that wanting is quite good enough.

I need to open my eyes. I've been trying for all my life.

And it's just not working.

Maybe the day when I find a competent person in Sacramento, who has massive experience and is willing to tutor me slowly, will be the day that I realize: maybe it's possible. I can get into UC Davis. Maybe I can get to UCLA or UC Berkeley. A long reach, maybe Stanford.

But the truth is that I've always been a dreamer, and a hater. I'm vile, evil. Despicable. Yet, I think that I still have a chance, even where I'm at. At a school with such a lack, a horrible disregard for the future. A school so ugly and focused on grades, API scores, and all that mush. I wish I was near people that cared about others and about their futures as well. But I really need to stop limiting myself.

I hope that someday I'll be able to get into a prestigious college on a Computer Science major. Not because my parents say so, but because I can. And hell, if I can, then I will. And if I will, then I am. And if I am, then.. I'm already shooting towards the future.