Halloween Costumes – KPop and Me

I’ve always liked dressing up for Halloween. The more elaborate the better. The most recent times, I’ve been obsessed with top hats. Last year, I was the Mad Hatter. This year…well… I’ll tell you later.

The thing is, at the end of Halloween last year, I wanted to recreate VIXX’s Voodoo Doll concept. 

And try something like this…

Yes, Including Microphone skull thingy. 

So, I go to thinking what else I could try. VIXX being one of my faves has so many!

Cyborgs.

Voodoo Doll as mentioned above.

Dark angel concept.

Their recent one… 

Dark gods concept…

I suppose others could easily pinpoint other groups. And other people. 

Perfect! LOL! 

Or…

The thing is, VIXX has also done wolves…

And a Chinese thingy concept.

I really liked that!

However, back to this year’s Halloween costume. Ugh, I was hoping for something like this…

But instead I have to go in something like this…

Life just isn’t fair!!!!

However, I guess it’s better than these…

Maybe one day, I can pull off this…

I don’t think so. But I sorta pulled this one off.

Too bad it wasn’t Halloween!

On that note…

Happy Halloween!

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KPOP And Me – Kim Jaejoong’s album

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Kim Jaejoong’s released his album! While in the army no less!
Truthfully, I’m not here to critique the album. In fact,  I’ve fallen in love with Run Away.  It’s sad, melancholy.  Supposedly, saying goodbye.  So why does his voice sound so… regretful…  I like most of the songs on this album.  Jaejoong’s voice does not forgive, give quarter, or release you from your chains.  It abuses your senses.  It permeates the very marrow of your grey matter and you wonder where in heaven’s name have you heard this!  For a while in Run Away, I thought I may have been listening to Adele.  Don’t ask me why!

There is also Love you to Death.  And that’s interesting.  Supposed to be sad, but it’s more… sing songy.  Of course, I don’t know the translations yet.  It’s just a lot of things about it is catchy.  Don’t ask.  I’m in a weird mood.

And All that Glitters…

I think I like the simplicity of Breathing a lot though.  The guitar strums in the beginning is a great touch.  This song showcases Jae’s voice so well.   Maybe because I really like acoustic guitars, thinking of the islands a lot. 

I really really really like a lot of these songs.  I do.  Then again, I’ve always loved Kim Jaejoong’s expressiveness. 

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BUT!!!!!!

I’m really really interested in why NoX.  This is Kim Jaejoong’s 2nd album and yet, we’ve got NoX.  This can’t refer to their 10 years as JYJ, or his 10 years as a singer.  Can’t be that he’s counting since his debut because that’s two years ago, right? I mean the 10 year anniversary.

Does he mean.  ‘No.  X.’  Or is it really number 10?  Or is X a place holder? 

No as in N-O! Hell no! And X. Like no exes.

The puzzle within a puzzle is just that.  Even his album cover is a puzzle.  A maze.  A giant X with NO incorporated into the top v of the x.  Can it mean. X No.? 

But the tiny bar at the bottom says No. X. 

And I’m back down the rabbit hole that Kim Jaejoong somehow threw me into.

The album has 12 songs.  Song 10 is “Meeting again… we will meet again… but…” Unless we’re supposed to count from the bottom up, then Song 10 will be “Love You More”, coincidentally the title song.

Nox can also mean Nitrogen oxide.  A noxious gas. 

Of course, truly, the whole thing is a puzzle.  A puzzle within a puzzle within a puzzle.  X definitely marks the spot.  Just what kind of spot is it?  And why No?

Coincidentally, NOX in Latin means “night”.

Does he mean it’s the 10th night?  Like Shakespeare’s Twelfth night?  Where disguise, subterfuge and love triangles abound?  Come to think of it, the puzzle that is the cover has many triangles.  The circles for the O, three of them are completely closed.  There is no way to get into the middle of those circles.  All the triangles, you can trace your way into the middle of them.  While artistically rendered, it is indeed a puzzle. 

So, Jaejoong’s voice leaves me liking the songs (didn’t look at translations yet), and has me puzzled at the title.
 
If only I could get an answer to the puzzle that is Kim Jaejoong and his cryptic albums, I may just be able to stop scrunching my forehead.  🙂

On another note… They said that Do you know? #11 on the list is supposed to be something a man would sing to his boyfriend… er… Girlfriend!!! Yes. Another puzzle…

Either way, enjoy the songs.

Wow!!!!!!

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This should always be their smiles. I’m happy to see this. Really. Six years of them not being seen together and then they share a presentation. Wow! Have I said it enough?!?!  This. This is a Yunho I know. Not the other. This is a happy boy. And that… No criticisms… Let me bask in the happiness of seeing them together. I hope there will be more interactions that we can see.
DB5K!!! Rock on!
Credit to the website that had this!!!

Setting The Bar

The news that Kim Jaejoong finished top of his class fills me with joy.

BUT!!!

I fully expected it.

Why?

Idol training is supposedly difficult. Less than 2 hours sleep, training day and night in dance moves that hurt your body all over. Exhaustion is the name of the game. You perform and then practice. Holding a mic might not seem heavy, but do it for 16 hours and it’ll feel like a 100 lbs lead weight. Shooting movies/dramas are the same. 32 hour stretches, snatching sleep, food and drink whenever. Doing a concert requires more hours than an average citizen can endure. Being an idol, singer, actor all require a certain personal discipline.

Everything military training requires of a person.

So, my question is this. If Jaejoong placed first, why aren’t all the other idols getting there?

One thing I know, this is a bar that Jaejoong set. And Yunho and Changmin will have to match it. For the sake of SME. LOL! Because that is what SME is like. Anything JYJ does, Yunho and Changmin has to match and do better.

He Cried

I read the news that Jung Yunho cried during a concert in Japan. Now, he was feeling emotional, it is reported, because it will be the last concert they’ll do with Japanese fans for a long time. Considering that his enlistment date hasn’t even been told by SM, really?  And this happened just days after Kim Jaejoong went in…

Not one to speculate… Okay I am… But isn’t this a little too coincidental? No access to Jae for 21 months… That’s gotta be lonely…

KPOP and me – Dong Bang 5hin Ki possible Reunion 2014?

Did I read that right?!?!?! Really?!?!? The news says that Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu, Jung Yunho, and Shim Changmin are scheduled to appear at a premiere on November 24, 2014. However, knowing how things like these go, I think we won’t see them. They will not meet. Most likely, TVX2 will find that they had another appointment to keep.

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However, if…. IF!!!! they do meet, then November 24th, 2014, will be a game changer. Of course, that will depend on HOW they all face each other.

BUT!!!! If they do meet, oh my Gawd!!!! Cassiopeia will all be screaming idiots…

However, the ramifications of such a thing will mean two things…

One, it was okayed by SME.

Two, it was okayed by ALL FIVE members.

Then we can start concluding that SME is paving the road to having the FIVE GODS being on stage together again. And/Or they are paving the way to allowing Jung Yunho and Shim Changmin to co-star in movies, dramas, and musicals with award winning movie actor, Park Yoochun ,as well as his two incredibly name dropping
friends, Kim Jaejoong and award winning theatrical actor,  Kim Junsu.

I have always believed that there is more to the story of these 5 gods breaking their family apart than whatever is said in the media. And I have a niggling feeling that it’s more than slave contracts and unequal distribution of profits. Nor is it blind loyalty and traitorous agendas on any of their parts. There is something missing that we are not privy to. And their case is so uniquely different from all the other litigation cases filed against SME. So, I wish someone would go to SK and do some deep undercover digging because there is something there that doesn’t sit well with me.

Either way… I’m waiting with bated breath for news on November 24th… Did they or did they not??? How does it go again??? Hesso annesso? Or something like that… LOL.

JYJ! Fighting!!! TVX2 please go… It can only do your image and SME’s image good. And considering that their stocks have gone down lately, this act of *AHEM!* goodwill can only bring in more profits. After all, Jung Yunho and Shim Changmin are in their late 20s, soon to be ready for the military. And SME’s younger acts aren’t garnering as much attention… TVX2 are still garnering attention, but their time as a duo is almost coming to an end. There has to be a next step. And something SME and TVX2 members are going to have to figure out.

KPOP and me – Kim Jaejoong’s Triangle OST – Though I Hate It – my opinion

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“Though I hate it”.  I’m laughing.  I’m sorry.  No, it’s not that Kim Jaejoong doesn’t sing with his heart.  He does, he does!  I swear he does!  But hey sky, answer me!  Isn’t this a response to “November with Love?”
 
Because I’m waiting.  Because were in love. Remember the words we had promised.  It was really hard, I missed you.  Although I’m selfish because I couldn’t say those words…
 
Hmmm…   What was it Jung Yunho had asked for in November with Love
 
Don’t leave me from the place we used to be together… 
 
So Hey sky, answer me… Is this KJJ’s response?  I’m still waiting… Ooooh…. So…Is YunJae for real or no?  Ha ha ha!