However, there is a new boy on the stage that has captivated my eyes, my ears, and my heart – and he isn’t even Korean. I’m talking of course about Chinese-Canadian member of Super Junior-M and now solo artist… Henry!
|I'm trapped! I'm trapped!|
He’s a baddie. I mean, he’s a cutie. I mean, the song is perfection and I didn’t stalk Youtube for weeks just to catch up on every possible stage, live performance, piano version, violin version, or acoustic version for nothing. His song “Trap” is pretty much the catchiest thing I’ve ever heard, completely suits his voice, and for all the debate out there, I don’t mind at all that he shares his debut with SHINee’s Taemin or Super Junior’s Khuhyun.
Watch this video and just try not to sing along, or cheer on for SM’s former dungeon-dweller. I’m ridiculously happy to see that he’s been doing relatively well on the charts. It gives me hope in humanity. Or at least, for the part of humanity that listens to Henry. Have my standards dropped any? No, I just love Henry.
More on Teen Top, 100%, Daesung & Seungri, Wonder Boyz, and... Block B?
Fandom UpdatesI’ve become a hardcore Teen Top Angel. Yeah, it still embarrasses me. Go back two months of these posts and you’ll find me declaring with absolute certainty that I only like one song of theirs, and the rest are crap. Well, you know some of their songs are crap. They even say it’s crap. Actually, they’re trying to say “Clap” but, well, they’re Korean you know. L’s and R’s can be a little confusing. I can let that slide.
|Do I need to add anything about Teen Top here??|
About a month ago I was still fighting this growing obsession. Then I became privy to some some information about how I could watch a full 2 hour concert in Japan from last June… *coughs* These kids are great live! They may not all be the best of the best, but I did watch the concert 3 times through. I’ve also been watching the variety show Teen Top Rising 100% featuring Teen Top and their Top media hoobaes 100%. It’s not always the best thing, but then who cares when you’re watching your biases having fun and goofing around like normal boys most of the time.
What also helps - Watching their winning performance from Immortal Song 2
What’s NewI’ve got my eye on a new group: Wonder Boyz. According to internet sources, they made some sort of debut last year, but I never heard of them until they came out with “Tarzan” this month. Now, I initially wrote them off because to be honest, it’s a little bit annoying to listen to the chorus over and over and over. Did you know the song was about Tarzan? I think the song’s about Tarzan. However the rap melodies are fabulous, incredibly catchy (a feat! considering the chorus), and the MV extremely well done. Artsy almost, with its comic book theme. And stalker dude.
|Hey, who's that dude on the right?|
So I hung around and watched some live versions. You know what? They even have a guy who doesn’t look like an idol. He looks like a normal, dude. Someone who looks like he might’ve been picked first for talent over looks. Shocker! I’m genuinely impressed.
Family DebatesBetween myself, my mom and my husband we have come up with the nearly fool proof way to choose your Top 5 Kpop groups in order. The standard? Go ahead and pick who you think is in your Top 5. Use whatever method you think will work. Choose by musicality, fangirlish-ness, live stage charisma, quantity of favorite songs, general cuteness, etc. But to make the ultimate test, go one by one and ask yourself, “If someone gives you tickets to see both of them perform, but they're on the same night, which one would you choose?”
I had to make some adjustments.
- Block B♥♥♥♥♥
- Teen Top ♥
- Block B♥♥♥♥♥
- Teen Top ♥♥
Prioritized Thought of the Moment
|I'm trapped! I'm trapped!|
NO. I mean, my actual thoughts for now (and probably for the next week)...
Asdfghjkl;’……………………………… Block B comeback???!?!?!?!
Sounds like something's going down in Japan!? For possible hints, read here.
Other option is that it's just Kankan media play, and all they've got is a few signed CDs to troll the BBC fandom. Guess we'll find out sooner or later...