32. TOHO!

Jun. 11th, 2012 01:44 pm
solitaryriot: (Yunho)
Just watched some clips from Tone Live Tour and there’s something inside me exploding. IT WAS SO AWESOME I FEEL LIKE WANT TO CRY. I’m so proud to witness how Yunho and Changmin have improved marvelously in term s of dancing and singing. They used to be known as the worst singer and the worst dancer in the group, but seeing them now, both of them performed amazingly on stage I’m so sure they were born to be up there!

There was so much energy on stage. You can feel it, it just flows out of every pore of theirs. They really enjoyed their songs, the dancers did a great job, and the band just added the right amount of rock atmosphere to the whole performance. How I wish I were there to see this huge awesomeness with my own eyes!

I’m totally impressed by Mirotic performance (and how Tohoshinki look goooood in that white outift that exposes their long legs). This song used to be sung by five members who have different range of vocals, so it’s kinda risky for Yunho and Changmin to perform it. But my God, they nailed it! With new choreography added, Mirotic finally has a new soul . I must say it’s as good as Mirotic in Secret Code Tour, though in a more rocking way.

Other performances that have stolen my heart are Superstar and I Think U Know. Superstar has never been my favourite (dunno why) but the live performance was beyond my expectation. The record version is so dance-y and electronic so I thought it would be difficult for the band to perform it. But glad I was wrong! When the intro came in, the crowd went whoaaa. The bass-line gave the perfect beat to the song, and yes, the band pulled it off. Such a great job, guys :D! Meanwhile, I Think U Know was hella fun! You can it see from the way Yunho and Changmin kept head-banging and thumping their feet. I love it when my boys act like rock stars on stage <3 <3 <3 And when they slided down through the pole? Sexy.

Now I really need the DVD so I can just spazz properly (as if there’s a way to do that lol)! I wanna see my boys shaking Tokyo Dome, I wanna see the grand stage, and I wanna feel this indescribable sensation of watching one great concert in 2012.

Tohoshinki, seriously, what have you done to my hearrrrrrrrt?
solitaryriot: the t-shirt says it all (me)

The show is finally over in such a grand way. Yes, the last day of Super Show 4 Indonesia has ended, and it leaves me with mixed emotion. It’s given me such beautiful and touching memories. I can still recall our feelings when the rumour of the show spread out. We were extremely nervous and excited. Also during the chaotic ticket selling day which basically drained out our energy, anger and tears. Somehow all of these will be memorable.

On day 3 of SS4 INA, my friends and I bought the Junior VIP tribune tickets. If in Super Box we could happily witness Super Junior frolicking around right in front of us, this time we could see almost the whole stage. Note the word ‘almost’ since we couldn’t see the boys when they were moving to the frontest part of stage. However, from our position the magnificent big screen and lighting were clearly seen, which gave me a big awe.

If the first day was full of joy and happiness, the finale was more moving for me, knowing that the curtain would be closed and the magical weekend would end soon. The boys were still playful as ever, but in several occasions you could see how they were touched by the warm appreciation from the crowd. It was obvious how Eunhyuk and Shindong were trying to hold back their tears. Sungmin, whom we know rarely showed his tears, seemed a bit teary-eyed. He even wrote in his cy-world how he was crying in his room :’)

The security was even stricter during the last day so I didn’t get any picture of the show. These are the highlights of the show though:

- Rokkugo was fun as always. Hearing the intro already made us excited, and the boys never fail to entertain us with this number :D

- Our Love was probably the most touching (see, I use this word a lot to describe the finale!) one during the whole performance. When the blue balloons and the confettis fell down from the ceiling, it’s just a wonderful sight to behold and there’s this wonderful emotion to feel.

- Oppa Oppa will forever makes me wanna move my body and go to the dance floor hahaha. Each day EunHae wore different suits, and on the last day they were wearing the signature mustard and ketchup suit :D

- Wookie was laughing during his solo! When the female dancer was standing in front of him, he just couldn’t surpress his laughter and almost didn’t sing his lyrics. Hahaha, this cute boy :D

- Somebody threw a monkey mask to the stage. I think it was Hae who wore it and tried to kiss Wookie with it. Or was it Siwon who wore it? Correct me if I’m wrong :) Another funny thing is when Shindong took Lee Soo Man’s banner from the audience hahahaha.

- Teukie took a very long bow after the show. To be honest, I almost shed tears watching that, knowing that he will enlist in military service this year. I bet many ELFs were feeling the same way too. Our hysterical leader, we <3 you!

- During that famous pocket-shaking choreography in History, the camera really focused on EXO-M’s pockets it made me giggle for no clear reason hahaha.

- At the end of the show, they were playing with the water fountain. Yesung didn’t want to at first, pretending to be sick, but then the others successfully forced him hahaha. Everyone got wet in the end! SJ even splashed water to EXO-M boys. Speaking of it, the crowd still sang and turned on the lighsticks during EXO-M’s performance. There was only a tiny number of them who turned if off. You guys didn’t matter, booooo :p

Writing down this entry has made me emotional a bit. Just can’t help it hahaha. Once again, thank you for this happy feeling you’ve shared to us, SJ. We’ll never forget it, and do come back soon! Big thanks also goes to Relawan Konser. It was such a hella fun experience watching Super Show with you all. Huge love to each of you! <3

More gigs to come for me: MBLAQ in June and The Stone Roses in July in Singapore. Junsu from JYJ will also have his solo concert here although there isn’t any confirmation from the promotor. Crossing my fingers for that! ;)
solitaryriot: (glasses)
Took another impulsive decision and didn’t regret anything at all! My initial plan was to watch Super Show 4 Indonesia only on Sunday, which is the last day, but then a special offer came so I finally watched the first day! WHAT CAN I SAY IT WAS JUST SUPERB. I could move on from my bad experience in SS3 VN and now I have an amazing experience and memories with Super Junior!

Luckily, my friends and I got Super Box ticket only for half price. What’s even cooler we got the best spot so we could see the boys running around and waving in front of us! We even witnessed how sexy actually Kyu’s butt is hahahaha. Oh, first about the venue. The venue (Mata Elang International Stadium) is located near Ancol beach, so we can comfortably hang around while waiting. Such a great place for music events, yes? :)


Okay I still can’t think coherently there are many things in my head right now. I don’t know where to start, honestly hahahaha.

The show started with Superman, which is a perfect choice. An epic song that made me shiver seeing the bluesticks glowing from all directions in the venue. And when the boys finally came out I screamed on the top of my lungs because they were so close I couldn’t believe it! Next was Opera, arrrghhh I love it so much! The dance, the heavy beat and the moving stage, blended into one awesome performance. Absolutely one of my favs! Bonamana rock version was ohhhhsome too. It sounded a bit weird first to me, but then the boys just blew me away up up to the sky. They rocked for sure!


Another performance that made me fully dance was Oppa Oppa by Eunhyuk and Donghae. The venue turned into a disco party I enjoyed it to the max, yayyyy! :D During the song we could see how EunHae were very happy they kept slapping each other’s face hahahaha.


(You see, I lost my ability to write in an organized way. I’m totally random! So let’s just write it in list)

- We had a big laugh watching the Sound of Music part. Siwon as Captain Von Trapp was so sexy in that uniform *____*

- Hae was super dashing. He took one fan’s cellphone and I don’t know, he might be phoning someone or record his voice. A lucky fan indeed.

- Kyu’s rendition of Isn’t She Lovely was lovely <3 I like the part when Kyu in the screen was complaining why he sings ballad most of the times xD. And I don’t get it why Kyu can be totally evil and we still love him that much!

- Wookie and Sungmin were cutie, cutie pies. When they were walking in front of me I could see their flawless skin. But Wookie as Gollum was just nasteeeh hahaha and Min as Marilyn Monroe was sensual (again, his flawless shoulder *sigh*)


- Teukie, our leader, sang She. I was afraid he might lose his breath and collapse because as we know, he’s not that *cough*young*cough* and this guy often got too excited.

- Shindong had a solo dance performance to an Indonesian song by Vidi Aldiano. A nice one, methink :)


-Yesung as Chucky .... I lost words. The image suited him a lot hahaha. This boy does have an amazing voice though!

- When EXO-M suddenly appeared on stage I couldn’t help myself x) I just squealed happily. What makes me so proud is there’s no black ocean for them. We even sang to History. That’s what respect is, kids, salute!

The blue baloons, the blue ocean, the happiness you have given to us, Super Junior! Thank you, thank you <3 <3 <3 Now I just can’t wait for another ohsomazing experience on Sunday! :)

Ps: Haters now can eat their heart out. Super Junior were so nice to EXO-M boys, and EXO-M boys showed their big respect to their seniors. So why the unnecessary fandom wars?

Pssstt, here’s a bonus :p
solitaryriot: (Yunho)
I once told myself that I wouldn’t give a damn to the conflict between TVXQ and JYJ and would only focus on the music. I just didn’t want to take side because I do love both groups. But then there is this thing people called curiosity. I finally gave myself the guts to read this famous blog entitled The Truth About TVXQ. At first I hesitated to read it since I believed it would only add some useless burden to my mind. Curiosity won though.

All this time, some questions have popped up in mind, like why did the two decide to stay? If the slave contract is really the problem, why do they go on with it and the three left? And some other confusing questions kept appearing. Yet reading the blog has given me some enlightenment. This is not a pure black/white problem. No true angels or true devils here. I mean, I used to hear the story from one side, but then the problem is not as blatant as that. Each side has their own importance, which I truly understand.

So my conclusion? It still takes a lot of time and energy to solve the problem (and so many blog posts I need to digest!). However, thanks to the blog I now believe that Yunho and Changmin have a strong reason to stay and there’s nothing wrong with that. While for JYJ, they also have the right to leave although now it doesn’t sound very convincing to me. I still love the three though, and they still have my respect as musicians :) One can only hope that the two sides will someday reconcile even though not under the same name.

And here's what we have in April. Eggggzaited yesss?
solitaryriot: (glasses)

Went to Beast’s concert (or known as Beautiful Show) last Saturday and had such a blast! I’m not a huge fan of them but I did enjoy the whole performance. I think overall the boys were all entertaining, and what attracted me the most was the lighting. From where I sat it was magnificent, especially the opening part! Most of the times I went whoaaaa because of that :D I also went quite wild when they performed I Like You The Best, which is my favourite <3 They looked so casual during the song, and it just felt right because the song itself has this happy tone. Another song that made me go wawawiwa was of course Fiction.

Some highlights of the show:
1. Hyunseung was forever 4D. He often did this weird pose. By himself. But it’s obvious how he really enjoyed the show :)
2. Seobie was so cuuuuute. And when a girl was taken to the stage, he took off his jacket to cover the girl’s thighs since she’s wearing shorts. Ain’t that sweet?
3. Talking about that, yes that girl was so damn lucky! Beast’s members hugged her, gave her flowers and a teddy bear and held her hand during You. I bet other Beauties were envying her so much! Well I even got a bit jealous too x)
4. When talking about a place to date in Jakarta, they were talking about Monas and Pulau Seribu. I mean, guyssss, even us Jakartans won’t answer that hahaha.
5. The translator was a bit annoying though. I really appreciate how he tried to translate the sentences into casual Indonesian language, but for some parts they sounded weird to me :/

Next concert? MBLAQ is confirmed to play in Jakarta this June. How about this super concert in April? Let’s just wait for the good news ;) *crossing fingers*
solitaryriot: (Yunho)
There’s no such thing as an easy work. I believe that every profession has its excitement and its challenges. And maybe currently I’m facing one of the challenges right now *sigh* I just don’t understand how people in this field could be so selfish, ignorant and disrespectful. I mean, for one example, to keep coming in and out of the room during a thesis defense is IMPOLITE. More importantly, it was done by someone we ‘should’ respect for his position. Geez, I don’t get it why he’s still in that position. No offense, but I think there’s should be a regeneration.

Enough of the work’s rambling. Let the fangirl inside me pour what’s in her heart now. Last week I made a short trip to Bandung to catch The Horrors’ gig. I departed from Jakarta at 5 and arrived there at 8, straightly to the gig venue. The Horrors were OHHHHSOME. Their music, their energy, their sound, they’re all amazing! I’ve been following them even before they released their debut album, so it felt really great to have finally seen them live. It’s worth the exhausting trip :) [pssst, the morning after I went back to Jakarta so I didn’t have to skip the class that day. Wasn’t I a rock and roll lecturer? :p]

Still couldn’t grasp Big Bang’s new song, Blue. I like the MV from the first time but the song ... somehow I feel that the sound is too empty. On the other hand, I dig Miss A’s Touch. It’s pretty but sad, and the psychedelical MV is quite nice too. These girls can’t do no wrong, can they?

I have a vacation plan for April. Will tell ya the details later. One thing for sure is I’m hella excited because it’s the place I’ve never visited before! :D
solitaryriot: the leader of Big Bang, whom I admire (G Dragon)
This week, we Indonesian K-pop fans just received some good news. First, Beast is going to have a full concert here in Jakarta in March. I’m not that huge fan of Beast but when reading the info, I was soooo happy. I know Beauties out there are extremely in bliss, and I’m happy for them :) Another news is a concert agent also congratulated A+ because MBLAQ is coming too! And I go wawawiwawuuuu! I have to be in the front for MBLAQ! I hope the promotor will announce the date soon! Oh, here’s another piece of happiness for Indonesian K-pop fans. There’ll be a SUPER show in April and a BIG show in June. You can say that we’re all excited :D *crossing fingers*

And to be able to watch all of these concerts, I know I have to work harder. Tough, but I can do it :)

By the way, just got myself a pair of red jeans because I saw Yunho and Yoochun wearing it and it looks so damn good. See, K-pop idols are my new fashion icons (especially Changmin, you super stylish young man!).

Ps: I'm gonna have a black Valentine's day with The Horrors in Bandung. Ex-ci-ted!
solitaryriot: the leader of Big Bang, whom I admire (G Dragon)
The first month of 2012 has just ended, and now we can say: hi there, February! Be kind to us, will you? I won’t talk about work in this entry, because work is work. There’s hardly fun in it (well, in my case it is). I badly need a holiday somewhere, somewhere far from this city and the hecticness it brings. However. Yes, however it’s not that easy to book a tix to fly somewhere. The local promotors have teased us with some dates of Korean music gigs and I don’t want to miss them! Rumours said there’ll be Super Show 4, SM Town, MBLAQ, BEAST and more. Whoaaa, Jakarta will be full of awesome concerts! *crossing my fingers*

One song that I’ve been enjoying so much is EXO’s What Is Love. AND I TOTALLY LOVE THE MV (yes, that has to be in capital letters)! I didn’t care about the numerous teasers SM gave before since I didn’t want to have a certain expectation on them. But looking at the MV, whoaaa I was blown away! I love the beautiful cinematography and editing, and the sci-fi theme is just in the right place. I still can’t identify which member is which because they kinda look alike, don’t they? Yet I’m waiting for more from them. I wanna visit the EXO planet <3

Also, I’m addicted to MBLAQ’s Hello Baby. I really dig MBLAQ members because they’re so adorkable and huggable, and seeing them with cute babies, my heart just goes boom! If you haven’t seen it, go watch it. If you don’t fall in love with MBLAQ after the show, there must be something wrong with your heart teehee.

Ciao for now.
solitaryriot: (Chunnie with a guitar)
Finally, the first post in 2012! I know it’s really late since it’s already the fifteenth day of 2012, but I do have an excuse, people! Due to high fever and headache, I had to stay in bed for three days, including during the new year’s eve. So when people outside were playing fireworks, I had to deal with the sickness -___-‘ Yet I’m totally okay now and could continue working. In fact, my life lately has been occupied by the work. I predict 2012 will be hectic since there are many programs from the department. Well, I’ll consider that as a challenge! I also hope that 2012 will be full of love, adventures and excitement. I don't have any specific resolution though. I'm bad at making that :p

In my last post I wrote that I’m gonna make a special post for my fav albums in 2011. Sadly, I guess the time is no longer right to write a really proper post. I’m just gonna mention them here: TVXQ’s Keep Your Head Down, JYJ’s In Heaven, GD and TOP’s Vol 1, The Horrors’s Skying and Hard-Fi’s Killer Sounds. I know GD and TOP’s album was released in 2010, but I did listen to it a lot in 2011 so I included it in the list.


And my new year’s present to myself is TVXQ’s photobook El Sol! Last December I worked hard to finish my translation so I could get the payment and buy the photobook. And when finally it came to my hands, I felt so so happy since my hard work was well paid-off <3 The photos inside are truly gorgeous and it’s great to see Yunho and Changmin enjoying their quality time in Spain :)

Anyway, I gotta go. There are some works to do. Urgh, I wish I had a more awesome reason. Adieu for now.
solitaryriot: (glasses)
As usual, every year I always have these lists of my fav songs and fav albums. This year I made them too, and for this post, I’m gonna write down the list of my fav songs first. The 2010 of me would laugh out loud reading my 2011 list hahaha. As some of you already know, 2011 is the year when I got into a music scene that I never thought I would, which is K-music scene. I blame Super Junior for this. Not that I’m complaining though! I must say that K-music scene has given some refreshment to my ears, and my music collection is getting richer :) But don’t ask me about new indie bands now. I know I’m not updated about that anymore *hiding in shame* So anyway, here’s the list of my favourite tracks of 2011! Enjoy the K-wave!

15. Not Alone – Park Jung Min

Such a bold statement from PJM. Hhhuhhh? No, I’m not suggesting anything. I refer to his statement in coming back to music industry. Full of violin and dynamic drums, this is something that you might not expect from an ex-member of an idol group.

14. Cold-Hearted Man – TRAX

Used to be very rocking some words needed to be censored, TRAX are now famous for their ballad songs. Some do mind about this quite radical change, but you guys gotta admit that this song is so beautifully tear-jerking!

13. O.K – B1A4

The first single from these cute boys. So colourful, so fresh, how can you not enjoy this song?

12. Love Alone – Miss A

I rarely like girl groups, because most just sell either overly sexiness or cuteness. Yet Miss A show how you can wear short skirts and look energetic instead of looking slutty. Their album is enjoyable, and I love this English song since the first time I heard it.

11. Be Mine – Infinite

An OMD-ish song from the group I musically adore but I don’t know which one is which :D Be Mine is a catchy dance track. Just don’t forget to wear your neon legging! Uh no, you’d better not.

10. Cry – MBLAQ

Nggg, I used to laugh out loud watching the MV. But when I watched it again after several months, I found out how beautifully heartbreaking the song is (the choreography still amazes me not in a good way though ...). The emotion delivered is just so right.

9. I Am The Best – 2NE1

A bizarre song from a girl group. Well, what can you say? This is 2NE1, and they always know how to kick some arse!

8. Open Your Window – Seungri feat G Dragon

Forget his arrogant smile. Seungri just sounds surprisingly sweet in this song. I was hypnotized I flew to SG, wishing to hear him sing this during KMW (he didn’t, booooo).

7. Duet – Tohoshinki/TVXQ

A ballad that makes you only have two letters in mind, ‘a’ and ‘w’. AWWWWWW.

6. Love Song – Big Bang

An Angels and Airwaves-ish song that puts Big Bang as the coolest boy group in the industry.

5. Perfection – Super Junior M

It starts with some heavy guitar and just goes perfectly well. Super Junior M, why so cool?

4. Oh! Ah! – Kim Hyung Jun

With this pretty pop song, added with a psychoanalytically beautiful MV, Kim Hyung Jun shows that he’s more than just a childish magnae. Gorgeous voice and gorgeous looks, Baby, we need more from you.

3. Before You Go – TVXQ

Keep Your Head Down is a massive song but I chose this one to be my fav since it truly shows that with only two voices left, TVXQ still can manage to sing well. To complete that, Before You Go has a literally kicking MV and sexy dance moves. Oh yeah.

2. Empty – JYJ

If one song can make you shed some tears, you know that song has such a big effect on you.

1. Don’t Go Home – GD and TOP

My adoration to Big Bang started from GD and TOP through this song. I remember playing it for the first time, and I got addicted. The addiction is too severe, ladies and gentlemen. I can’t even handle. HELP.

So that’s my list, and please share me yours? The favourite album list will be revealed in my next entry, so I’ll see you then! :)
solitaryriot: the t-shirt says it all (me)
December 4th is one of the most unforgettable days in my life as a fangirl. The day when I attended the fan meeting (or fan party, the official name of it) and finally saw two out of my five favourite guys in Korean music scene. I met TVXQ, dear readers, and not only that, I got the precious chance to ask Yunho and Changmin a question directly ;___;

The red ocean, thanks to this little guy.

I wrote in my previous post about my plan to fly to Singapore to see them live. Having done that, I still couldn’t believe it. It still feels surreal! When reminiscing the night, I still can’t believe that I’ve seen HoMin singing, dancing and smiling in front of me. Most importantly, they said hi to me, waved at me and answered my question. After Han Geng, now Yunho and Changmin? I WAS THE LUCKY B*TCH THEY MIGHT SAY.

Let’s start the story from two days before the fan party. I joined two competitions held by the organizer, one was meet and greet session and the other one was Q&A session during the show. I was so disappointed knowing that I didn’t win the first competition. I lost hope and told myself, ‘Okay, maybe not my time yet.’ But the night after that, my friend (mba Elda, it was!) tweeted me, Whatsapp-ed me and even texted me to tell that I was one of the Q&A winners. My reaction? OH MY GOD OH MY GOD and WHAT SHOULD I DO WHAT SHOULD I DO. Yes, I was that surprised and I kept repeating those words x) It’s beyond my expectation to win the competition because personally, compared with other questions, mine is less fun and kinda safe. Well, I guess in the end the chosen questions are the safe ones, and mine also focuses on Yunho and Changmin’s friendship instead of talking about their conflict with JYJ, for example.

On Sunday morning I flew to Singapore and arrived at lunch time. We directly went to Chinatown, where our hostel is located (FYI, it’s a great place!). After having our lunch, taking a rest and abusing the wi-fi, we went to the venue at five since I had to meet the crew for a briefing at 6. Stepping out from National Stadium MRT station, the rain was falling lightly. Why it was always raining every time I attended a K-pop concert I have no idea. Anyway, I panicked a bit because I couldn’t find the crew at the spot mentioned in their text message. I walked here and there, afraid that I was in the wrong spot. Thankfully I managed to the person responsible for Q&A session before it’s too late. She told us that we wouldn’t go on stage (like what we had expected before) but we would be put in the front position of each pen without having to queue. Okay, at least we still have that privilege. So right before the gate was officially opened, four other winners and I were already allowed to come inside the stadium and stood right in the front of the stage. Knowing that they would be that close already made my heart beat faster. Yes, I was getting more nervous. I even had to jot down my question since I feared my mind would go blank when seeing HoMin on stage!

The fan party began half an hour late. Before that, some songs from TVXQ were played (also some of SNSD’s songs, followed by boooooo from the audience hahaha) to pump up our spirit. And then the full MV of Before You Go was played on the big screen. I knew that the show would begin real soon. Phewww, the heart started to beat irregularly again. Then the intro of Maximum was heard, ladies and gentlemen! The dancers came on stage, followed by Yunho! And my response was again, OH MY GOD OH MY GOD. Such a lame reaction but that’s what I kept on saying during the first several minutes! Yunho and Changmin were right in front of me I didn’t have any other word to say! The boys performed Maximum, How Can I, Before You Go, the medley of The Way You Are, Mirotic and Rising Sun and the show was closed with Keep Your Head Down. Between each session, we’re given some footage from SM Town and makings of their MVs.

The boys were so energetic that night.

Lemme give my comments about each song. Maximum was perfect to kickstart the fantastic night (the literal kickstart since there were lots of kicks in the choreography!). As far as I remember they lip-synced during this song, thought the rest of the songs were sung live. Next was How Can I, such a wonderful song. Lately I’ve been loving this song so much and being able to see this song performed live just made me really really happy. The boys sang it beautifully, and I could only go awwwww.

After that, it’s the interview session. The boys were given some questions about Singapore, like the national flower, the official languages and such. Changmin was really cute during the session. I think it was during the national flower question he looked so surprised x) Perhaps he hadn’t expected he would be given that question hahaha. Done with the interview session (sorry but I didn’t really remember the whole questions ...), the boys were back with another song, Before You Go. Uh-oh, I told myself that my heart should be ready for this one! It’s my favourite from HoMin and I knew I would be emotional listening to it live (yes I was!). Not only that, if you know the choreography of the song, you will understand why I should prepare my heart :)) Sexy sexy moves, you know what I mean!

Muscular Changmin!

The heart-throbbing moment finally came, people! The Q&A session! The five of us would ask them questions and they would answer! Whoaaaa, nervous like hell! The other winners asked questions about Singaporean food, their other career as drama actors and new year resolution. My question was ‘What is the best from working with each other and what are the difficulties?’. My turn was the last but the MC was wrong at first and mentioned my name during the second turn. That’s okay, it means TVXQ heard my name twice *grinning*Okay, drum rolls, it’s my turn! The legendary moment hahaha! When the MC introduced me, HoMin greeted and waved at me wawawawawawawa. I greeted them back and told them I’m from Indonesia. And this was the cutest part, Yunho looked surprised, said ‘hoooo’, said ‘hi’ and waved again then he laughed. Not sure why but that sounded extremely cute to my ears x) x) (my sis recorded the moment and I kept playing it only to hear Yunho’s laughter). Yunho's reply to my question was that as the leader, sometimes he feels so stressed out but he’s glad Changmin is always there to help him. I’m sure HoMin shippers’s hearts went boom hearing his answer! I actually wish Changmin would answer it too but too bad there wasn’t enough time for that.

... and gorgeous Yunho

The show continued with a medley of The Way You Are, Mirotic and Rising Sun. I was curious to know how Mirotic, that used to be sung by five voices, was performed by HoMin. It turned out they only sang a little part of it, and Changmin took Yoochun’s rap part. Rising Sun was also grand, and again Changmin sang Yoochun’s parts. Keep Your Head Down was the last song of the night. Such a massive song with a massive effect to all Cassies. This was the song that has shown the world that TVXQ would still stand strong. It was performed amazingly and so perfect to end this huge night for us, Cassies. I was totally in awe.

Have I written about the boys’ looks that night? Both were in sleeveless white shirts that showed off their muscles hahaha. Changmin looked cute cute with his current curly hair and oh my, his legs were really that long! He looked really tall, prolly because of my angle as well. While Yunho *sigh*, he’s that gorgeous, really. Enough said. I couldn’t take my eyes away from him! I’m glad I bought pen B ticket since it’s the side where Yunho was :D It was Changmin who smiled a lot and talked more though, while Yunho was a bit reserved. That’s why it was so nice to hear his usual chuckle when he greeted me 8D (yessss, be jealous with me)! And I still wanna scream out loud everytime I remember those cute eyes of Yunho have met mine! Here I go wawawiwawawawiwa again!

The screen says it all.

Not many pictures were successfully taken since the security guards were really strict about photography and videography. I managed to take some with my mobile phone, but because of the quality some aren’t really clear. But I’m sure you understand, each moment has been recorded well in my mind and heart hahaha.

What’s left from the beautiful Sunday night? Happiness beyond words, added with the feeling of wanting to see them more. It turns out that one-and-a-half hours isn’t enough for me, HoMin. I need to see you guys again, and I’m crossing my fingers I won’t have to wait long for that :)

What a night!

Ps: I’m also praying that I’ll get the chance to see JYJ live. Both sides are similarly precious for me <3

Ps 2: There’s also a session in which the winning videos of fanmade video competition were played. The first one was kinda touching since it refers to DB5K (some fans were sobbing), and the second one was full of pretty illustrations and Changmin-biased (Yunho hardly appears in it).

Ps 3: Thank you for accompanying me, big sis and mba Elda :)
solitaryriot: (glasses)
Life has been, hell yeah, hectic! I don't know how many times I've said or written this, but really, it's like there isn't any single day where my mind is completely blank from everything (not that I want it to, just my hyperbole of language). My days have been full of teaching, checking assignments, planning the new course outlines and translating stuffs. I even have to let go some chapters of the translation because I'm afraid that I won't be able to handle it all.

Well, I can take a short break at the moment since the students are having their mid-exams. No, please don't remind me that after that I'll have to check the exam sheets. I just want to enjoy this temporary holiday. Oh, speaking of holiday, my friend Sherz and I are going to Singapore this weekend. Yes, our short getaway. We're gonna explore some bookstores, stationary shops and cafes in that city. Our plan is kinda full, but I hope we can visit all of the places. Yes, I'm excited.

Another thing that gets me excited is that I'm going to attend TVXQ's fanmeeting in December. I got the ticket already, and my heart is bouncing in excitement! I really can't wait for it! You guys know how much I love DB5K, and I'm sure it'd be better if I could see the five of them on stage. But for now, while waiting for the five of them to come back together, I'm gonna see Yunho and Changmin rock my world (and hopefully after that JYJ, amen!)!

solitaryriot: the t-shirt says it all (me)
Last week was a busy one for this lecturer. It’s already the third week for this new term and I had to juggle between lecturing, checking assignments (so many of them!) and managing my JJA application. Thankfully I could handle them quite well, even though right after I got home I went nowhere besides my bed. And I still have around twelve weeks to go dealing with this. Argh.

At the same time, it was a fantastic week for my other side of life as a fangirl. Both TVXQ and JYJ released their new albums and my copies have been shipped by Yesasia. Hopefully it’ll arrive this week :) Also, my sister bought me Hard-Fi’s new album when she went to Singapore. Killer Sounds is the third album from these Staines boys and they’re just getting better and better. Their music is rocking, groovy, rich and roaring! Knowing them from the start, I’m proud that they musically have come this far. I’ll try to find time to write a proper review about this album.

And have I told you that I can’t stop listening to JYJ’s You’re? It’s such a beautiful and sweet song sung by beautiful voices. How can I not love these guys? <3

I also had a short trip to Bandung last weekend. It’s supposed to be a place to relieve my stress but man, Bandung was really crowded and it’s not that cold anymore. I stayed at Amaris Hotel in Cihampelas, which was quite comfortable but the area around it, man, it’s packed with people! I dunno, I no longer find Bandung that interesting anymore.
solitaryriot: (Chun)

I’ve seen this live performance of DB5K (or TVXQ in Chinese, Tohoshinki in Japan) several times but only lately I realized how AWE-to-the-SOME it is. It’s a performance in 2008 from Gayodaejun event, and DB5K sang two songs, Wrong Number and Mirotic, which is one of my favs ever! I once said I could write a long blog entry about this oh-so-damn-great performance. I’m not sure it won’t be long but I’m pretty convinced it’ll be full of fangirlish blabbering :D

First of all, I wanna say how much I adore their appearance here. For an event like this of course they should look classy and oh my boys, they really pulled it well! I love the combination of the black blazer, the stripey shirt and the white trousers <3 Although their basic outfit is the same, the stylist put a special touch to each member that suits their personality. Junsu’s outfit is the simplest since I think it reflects him. Both Yoochun and Changmin are wearing a bow-tie, which I think fits them well, due to their fresh personality. Changmin looks more classic though with his black shoes. Like Junsu, Jaejoong is not wearing any tie, and his blazer is that long-tail one. And to strengthen his sexy image, he’s wearing a white vest with his shirt unbuttoned. Meanwhile, Yunho’s blazer is long and he’s wearing a red tie. What can I say, each of them is just gorgeous here, they all succeeded in taking my breath away (hahaha my bias is Yoochun, but I must say that I love them all equally). Not to mention they all look best with dark-coloured hair!

I feel like a fashion police in my previous paragraph hahaha. Well, moving on to their performance! They started with Wrong Number, and for the opening, they came to the stage one by one, according to their turn in this song. I love the stage direction which arranges them to come to the stage from different places (too bad the camera didn’t shoot Jaejoong when he appeared from his entrance). Wrong Number was well performed but my favourite is Mirotic. They sang it with a live band therefore it is more more more splendid! Lemme repeat it again with capital letters, SPLENDID! Maybe because if you sing accompanied by a live band, you have more chances to improvise your act and it sounds more natural, yes? I think that’s what DB5K did here. There are some improvisation in several singing and dancing parts! That’s what makes this Mirotic is different with other Mirotics. Also the string section was there, ladies and gentlemen! It has made the song even more grand! I heart this performance so so much you can tell from the adjectives I’ve used <3 <3 After such a sexy performance, of course they had to end it gloriously. And do you have any idea what they did? Watch and you know why I always drool so hard over the ending LOL. Hint: Changmin, Yunho and Yoochun suddenly took off their ties because they had to do something precious :p

The day Dong Bang Shin Ki get back together again as five, I know I will explode like bombs.
solitaryriot: the t-shirt says it all (me)

When I watched the first several minutes from JYJ’s 3hree Voices 2, I told myself that I wouldn’t like it. Because I knew that it would be heartbreaking. Since the beginning (of each episode), the atmosphere has been built around memories and melancholy. Every part starts with each JYJ’s member humming to Fallen Leaves, a beautifully sad song. Then just like what they did in 3hree Voices, JYJ take us to explore some places while sharing their thoughts and feelings. This time they go to the same city, which is Tokyo, visiting spots that have a special position in their hearts.

In the first DVD, the members look cheerful while enjoying their holiday. There are also some cute scenes that make you laugh. While here, since this is Tokyo, the place they’re really familiar with, they contemplate more. It’s not a vacation, but more like a pilgrimage. If you know JYJ’s history, you’ll understand why they seem to be really sad when sharing their Tokyo memories. I can’t help feeling this little pang of sadness in my heart when Junsu says that one day he’d like to see 4 or perhaps 5 Voices in the future. Of course you know whom he refers to. And seeing Yoochun shedding a tear at the end of his episode, it just adds the dose of touching parts to the whole DVD.

Worry not, the DVD doesn’t always expose the sad parts, but it also shows us their casual moments, such as Jaejoong having a drink with his close friend, Yoochun goofying at a playground and Junsu happily playing table tennis. Those are ordinary things for us to do, but to them who are always exposed by the media and (physically and virtually) surrounded by their fans, these little things mean much (still, there are some scenes that show their fans appearing during the shooting).

Without meaning to take any side since I love TVX2 as well, I must say that I’ve learned many lessons from JYJ, one of which is to bravely follow your heart, no matter what the consequence is. I do hope in the future they can share more beautiful songs to their fans, perform on many more stages and most importantly, always be happy and even happier in what they do. To take the excerpt of the novel that closes the DVD, I believe the grasshoppers will find their blue sky :)

Thanks to @byuchon for sharing me the happiness <3
solitaryriot: the leader of Big Bang, whom I admire (G Dragon)

Kiss Kiss by Kim Hyun Jung

I'm not a fan of Kim Hyun Jung. In fact, I used to dislike him :p but since my sis kept telling me that this is a good song, I tried to listen to it. Then hey, it is a simple yet good song! And even though it sounds sweet, it's actually a bitter song, they said. So, a soundtrack for a sad summer, we can call it?

Maybe those people are right. You shouldn't extremely hate something. You might end up loving it at the end :p
solitaryriot: (Chun)
Starting from this entry, I’ll try to share some songs that have done/given something to me, either in good ways or bad ways (mostly are good, I hope). I’ll also post the video in case you wanna hear the song. Now let’s do the first one with the song that recently made me cry.

I think it was one night in June when I first listened to this song. I was alone in my room, and it’s almost midnight. I didn’t remember exactly why but I was really down and emotionally exhausted at that time, and the lyric of the song really got me. The song plus the bad mood equal tears. Yes, I couldn’t handle it anymore so I cried. Actually I was having a chat with a friend, and when I told her that I was crying, she gave me a big hug and wished that she could be there to give me a real hug instead of the virtual one. That’s very sweet, Sindi, thank you :) And until now, this is JYJ’s song that has had such a huge impact on me.
solitaryriot: the leader of Big Bang, whom I admire (G Dragon)
I can happily say that I’ve done my teaching task for this short term. And you know what time is it now? It’s time for holiday! Hooray! The new term will begin on September 19th, so it means I have free time for about one month. I have no special plan though, and for Lebaran, as usual I’ll be celebrating it in Jakarta with my family. I’m just gonna spend my holiday with good music and funny Korean TV shows. Actually I used to read lots of books during holiday, but I guess my IQ is getting smaller since I suck at finishing books lately! A few days ago I tried to read Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath but I fail to continue reading it. I don’t know whether the book is boring (because the narrator is rambling too much) or just like what I said before, my IQ is degrading ... And compared with my achievement in reading 50 books in 2009, this year I’ve finished only 11 books. Gah, what’s wrong with my brain?!

So! Since I don’t know what to say next, I’m just gonna make a list. This one is the list of my current fav songs. Go check it!

1. Mr. Simple – Super Junior
The band that pushed me to the land of K-pop fandom is back with a new single and a new album. When I first listened to this song, I was like ‘What the ...?’. It sounds like a Pantura disco song! But then I became addicted to this song because it’s just so damn catchy! The MV is visually entertaining too. I love their colourful blazers in it, and the way they play with ropes? I can’t help but thinking dirty harharhar.

2. Heart is A Beating Drum – The Kills
My fav boy/girl duo delivered a dirty and rocking new album this year. How I wish they were really a couple in real life ...

3. Found You – JYJ
The soundtrack for Chun’s drama. A very sweet song about finding your another half in life. I believe I’ll bawl my eyes out when seeing them performing this right in front of me.

4. Monalisa – MBLAQ
I totally like their concept for this mini album, like they’re coming out of a Rocky Horror Show-ish (I kinda forgot the title, sorry) film with Latin-inspired music.

5. Still Life – The Horrors
The Horrors have found their true music, and this surreal song is just too cool. Lemme repeat it, cooooool.
solitaryriot: (Chun)
My fragile fangirl’s heart just exploded because of these next two cuties. This next post will be talking about how they’re gorgeous blah blah so if you’re not into fangirls’ rambling, you might skip this post. But anyway, seeing gorgeous hunks, you don’t want to resist that, right? ;)


This one is Park Yoochun from JYJ. He used to be in this famous Korean boyband named TVXQ but then he quit with his two band-mates. It’s a long story, but the result of his decision is that their previous company often terrorized them like ruining their schedule and such. Okay, let’s leave that aside for a while because I can talk all day long about this injustice towards JYJ.

I think the first time I noticed I had a crush on this guy is when TVXQ appeared with Super Junior (one of my obsessions teehee) in their show Exploration of Human Body. He was bullied by the other members but he kept on smiling and laughing. Yep, I guess his cute smile that stole my heart at that time. You know, I kinda like guys who lose their eyes when laughing :D Another reason is because he can talk in English very well! And the way he speaks English is just too sexy (okay, it’s just me, I think)! He also has a great and strong voice too, this guy, I may not forget that fact. Yoochun is an actor too now, but I haven’t got any chance to see his acting yet :p Well I hope his dramas will be aired soon in Indonesia!


Next, lemme introduce you to this young man named Kim Hyung Jun aka Baby. His nickname is Baby since he’s the youngest in his band SS501, and yep, he sometimes acts baby-ishly with his pouts and all. People sometimes doubt his nose because it’s too pointy for an Asian but when I took a look at his childhood pics, his nose is that ‘perfect’. And Baby’s voice, argh, I love it so so so much! His voice has a characteristic so we can easily recognize his voice even when he sings in his group. Now he’s focusing on his solo career. With that voice and that good looks, I’m sure Baby can do well :)

Oh my, writing this entry down somewhat makes me happy haha.

ps: and don't you notice that the two boys are wearing blue? My favourite colour looks good on them , yes? :)
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