I Think This Might Be A Sign…

The fact that I got hacked…
And that I haven’t done a new post in forever…

I really didn’t want to end this. I haven’t even finished my fanfic. But I have to own up that Sugarwater’s time seems to be already behind me because I am changing and it’s past time to re-invent myself.

So many years. So many adventures. Do I still love all the things I spoke about in my about page? Gaming? Anime? Doramas? Kpop? I must say some of my tastes have refined over the years.

But more importantly my life is expanding so much that they do not occupy as a big a space in me heart as they once did. Buut I am still fond of this world and I will never forget how much joy it gave me at a time when I felt like I really needed it.
I don’t think I will ever leave it completely.

I don’t know if there will be another post after this. Maybe when I create a new blog, my final post will be directing anyone who even reads this to it.

To everyone who read, especially to those who commented and even more especially to those who reached out in friendship –

and a million sugary hugs and kisses!^______________________^!!!!

 

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Archangels, Space Bunnies and the Boys from the Block…

This is really about much more than the above! Lol! Basically my summary of what I’m looking at for 2012 in Kpop! I wrote this for a new facebook group I’m admining, Afro-Kimchi.

2012 is shaping up to be an interesting year for Kpop. For anyone whose interested in asian popculture, the ultra competitive k-pop model is actually pretty interesting one to watch and this is a particularly good time to begin observing.

Things to come include:

Boy Bands:

formerly rookie groups like Beast and Mblaq who did phenomenally well in 2011 are going to be making attempts for that top tier level currently occupied by DBSK/JYJ, Super Junior, Big Bang, Shinee and 2pm.

Power debut group from last year Block B are scheduled for a much anticipated comeback and have to prove they weren’t a flash in the pan and have staying power. Their competition will be new debut B.A.P who have a similar concept (edgy, hip-hop based pop) who are already creating buzz thanks to a single released by their sub-unit Bang and Zelo.

Also to debut from the number one entertainment group in Korea (SME) we have EXO (above is apparent group leader, Kai), a sort of 10 member collective of multitalented rookies with arch-angel good looks that have already got a loyal fan base based off their teasers alone.

Then there is Big Bang’s much anticipated comeback. Their activities were halted last year due to a series of scandals but their company, YGE, has promised us a return on a scale larger than anything they have done before (VIPs are in a froth)

Can’t remember any more for now!

Girl Groups: One word, WORLDDOMINATION. The race is on to see who can make the most impact on the western pop scene first and the contenders are:

Girls Generation (snsd), SM’s ridiculously popular 9 member group with their single “The Boys” produced by Teddy Riley and already released in stores all over the US as a maxi single. One remix even features Snoop Dogg.

Next is the Wonder Girls whose made for TV movie (think it’s named after them) recently premiered in the states (along with an MV for the soundtrack single “The DJ is Mine”) and will be airing on Teen Nickelodeon.

JQT is also in the running but i don’t have much info on them.

Finally there is 2ne1 who won MTV Iggy’s best band in the world competition last year and whose Will I Am produced english album is still in the works!

Look up all these bands at your leisure and judge for yourself who you think may come out on top in 2012!

In Se7enth Heaven!^^

Ok, it’s been 2 years since I celebrated the flawlessness that was Se7en’s “Digital Bounce” album on this blog, such an under appreciated, electro-pop master piece in my opinion, so before I post about anything else this year I want to just say:

WELCOME BACK CHOI DONGWOOK aka SE7EN-NIM!!!!!!!!

YES!! He’s back!!!

I don’t like ballads. I’ve said it so many times but Seven-nim is one of the few people I will listen to. Why? Because so much of his heart is in his voice.

And with this album he’s doing what he was born to do which is gorgeous, heartfelt R&B and guise, this whole album is a heartbreaker. One just needs to see the translation of the just released title track “When I Can’t Sing”:

Seven (Se7en) – When I Can’t Sing (내가 노래를 못해도)

* Even if I lose everything, if my popularity drops
Even if I can’t sing, if I get a different job
Will you still be able to love me for who I am?

Do you know that who I am on screen isn’t really my everything? (Do you know?)
Do you know that my overflowing confidence makes me even more anxious? (Do you know?)
Standing under the flashing lights, there is a thick shadow behind me

* repeat

You say that you love me but
Am I really who you love? (Am I?)
You say that you fell for me but
Am I really the one who made you fall for me? (Am I?)
When you are in my arms, looking at me
I want to ask you these questions

* repeat

Someday, the day will come (the day will come)
I’ll come down from the stage where the cheers have decreased
As my shoulders droop down (shoulders droop down)
My head hung low (even then)
Will you stand by my side?

* repeat

I want to ask you

(cr: MzKyu@6theory 2ne1 artist thread)

the entire song ( a surprise collab with JYP) is an honest message by an artist in the winter of his career (kpop idols tend to have really short life spans) speaking candidly to his fans.

And the MV!!!!!!!!!!! Omo, I’m still choked up! There is a strong feeling that he is saying goodbye to us through this video (he pretty much hands over to GD (the next generation of Sunbaes?) in the beginning) and I really hope it’s not true!

Se7en-nim Please Don’t Gooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t care how successful your Restaurant business is! It just wouldn’t be the same without you to look forward to!!!!

Here’s the tracklist of the album which i think is self titled(courtesy of AllKpop)

01. “Somebody Else”
02. “Angel”
03. “When I Can’t Sing”
04. “That Person”
05. “Understand”
06. “Make Good Love”

It’s already on itunes so go and grab this worthy album here.

And watch the melancholy perfection of the “If I couldn’t Sing” MV below:

My answer to his question is YES, I would still love you because you’re an amazing person and a wonderful big brother to my YG babies but please, please, PLEASE don’t stop singing!

Thank you.

Breathing Deep…

cos I got a lot to say…

whoooooooooooooooo………!

EDIT: and would you believe this is my 180th post???? (what the heck have I been writing??? (ohmygod, I’ve wasted me life! Lol!)

2ne1 is the BEST NEW BAND IN THE WORLD!!!

So says MTV Iggy after their half a year long competition and so Blackjacks have been saying all along!!

Yeah and Verily, Tis a time for new avaters and sigs because bragging rights abound! Two MTV historical wins in a freaking row!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess after rain comes sunshine! YG Entertainment just had some awful experiences this year with artists being embroiled in scandals, negative rumours and news of dipping stock prices. Fans have been pretty sober but sticking by them though because I guess we believe in the brand!

You can’t imagine how just freaking awesome it is for us now after all the darkness to get these kinds of distinctions not even from the Kpop world but from the International community!!!

YG FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry but this is a spazz post in case you didn’t notice!

\(^____^)/

BUT THE AWESOMEST NEWS IS THAT MTV IGGY IS GONNA HAVE THEM PERFORM AT TIMES SQUARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OHMAIGAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NEW YORKERS YOU ARE SO DAMN LUCKY!!!!!!!!!!

*dies*

Check out videos below of the girls talking about themselves, winning and coming to NY!

http://www.mtviggy.com/videos/get-to-know-2ne1-mtv-iggys-best-new-band-2011/

http://www.mtviggy.com/videos/2ne1-wins-mtv-iggys-best-new-band-in-the-world/

BIG BANG WINS MTV EMA WORLD WIDE ACT 2011!!!!!

*crying*
They’ve had such a TOUGH year and I’m so glad we could do this for them! And Oh my God, they are the first winners ever for this category!!! We made HISTORY!!!

LETS GO HALLYU WAVE!!!
BIGBANG IS VIP!!!

BigBang Spotlight for the MTV EMAs

Wonder Girls say “Be My Baby!”

Oh my God, do you like it??

I did! It’s so bouncy and boppable just like Move was so shakeable and the vocals were unique and kept it interesting. Cool rap bridge too.

Though I still feel there is a definite retro flavour to it but since it’s not in a costumey way *shrugs* I think it’s okay. I guess you could it call it a clasic feel and that’s their thing.

Anywayz is there an english version for this? Is it going to be in their US movie? So many questions!

Wonderfuls must be so proud!^^