Happy 10 Years Anniversary!

Exactly today 10 years ago, in my sister’s house, I seat cross-legged on the thick-brown carpet, with my ruby-red Dell laptop on top of the coffee table. Inspired by a few lyric blogs I often visit, I wanted to create a blog too — I was interested to share lyric romanization, cos I know how to romanize hangul so I thought I wanted to share that ‘talent’. But I had zero knowledge about blogging and I only know two platforms — blogspot or wordpress? Continue reading “Happy 10 Years Anniversary!”

PRODUCE X 101: Sleepless Thoughts

Produce X 101 – X1 Logo

After 3 months of colorful journey, PDX101 is finally over. We are finally having our 11 X1 members! Initially I watch this show because of Lee Han Gyul. He is The Unit pride I must say. He’s the only The Unit contestant that signed up for Produce X 101. I’m glad and worried at the same time but at the end of the day, we all want to see him succeed. Thus, with that mindset, I invested my time to watch the show. Continue reading “PRODUCE X 101: Sleepless Thoughts”

THE UNIT (더 유닛) – Before Final Stage – Goodbye Raehwan!

I posted a REVIEW about episode 27-28 a few days ago. At that time I didn’t know Raehwan (BIGSTAR) were enlisted! I notice on instagram they bid goodbye to him. Ouh! He must’ve had the plan in his mind all along. Seems like if he didn’t make it to the end, he would enlist in the army.. No wonder Feeldog mentions his name on ep27. I first saw Seyong’s post about him enlisting, and then saw Euijin’s, Feeldog’s etc.. arghh THE UNIT is so family-ish.. I love this!

Before enlisting, he had a fanmeet with his friends and fans. Im Junhyuk were also there played the piano for him. Let’s see what his friends say upon his enlistment 🙂

“It was a performance that would be a new start for my awesome brother, Raehwan.
Be careful, comeback and let’s make nice music together I like you Raehwan.” – Im Junhyuk

“Return well, and don’t be sick! It’s a relief that I got to see your face. We got so close in a short amount of time, so I hate that we have to say goodbye. Stop crying, and you are someone that can show off your talents at any time and anywhere, so hwaiting!! I will cheer you on until the end.” – Seyong (trans by Soompi)

“Raehwan, you are our sea. I love you my friend, I wish for you to return healthily!” – Feeldog

Euijin, Chaejin, Jun etc. were also sending farewell message hoping he’ll return safely. 🙂

Then Feeldog posted two videos on instagram showing Unit B Team Black and Blue bidding him farewell

“Rae!Hwan!Come!Back!Safe!ly! You’re surprised right? hehehehe These many people are supporting you !”

“You’re surprised right, Raehwan? hehehehe Don’t forget that you’re a person who is acknowledged and loved wherever you go. You’ve worked hard!!!!”

Then I saw his handwritten letter left on BIGSTAR’s fancafe on Feb 2nd, 2018.

“I will be enlisting on February 5. First of all, I am fine. More importantly, I’m most worried that our fans will be surprised and might have a harder time while feeling hurt.”

“I was taken aback because I suddenly received my enlistment notice while I was very busy filming for ‘The Unit.’ However, I did not want to neglect my scheduled activities in front of me, and I wanted to hold on to all the moments that could have been the last. ‘The Unit’ is neither a failure, or just another good memory to me. I was able to meet you all more frequently on a closer level, and above anything, I was able to show the sincerity of my singing. I am going to keep on singing.”

“My enlistment is not the end. Don’t be too sad, and let’s say goodbye while smiling. Time will pass by quicker than we think. If you wait, I will return with good music worth that wait in order to repay you. I really love you.” – translated by Soompi

awww does he foresee his result on THE UNIT? What if he managed to moving up… By the time I’m writing this he’s already serving his mandatory service. He entered the 22nd Division in Goseong County, Gangwon Province and will serve in the reserve forces after 5 weeks of basic training. Goodbye Raehwan! Comeback safely, and manly. See you in two years!

Raehwan was gone, the guys now is just 2 days away from final stage. What are they doing in the mean time?

Geoni and Euijin are not just participants they are also the Unit Maker 😀

“Loyalty with Euijin hyung we voted for each other”

Jun went to his sister’s graduation today 2018.02.08

“Congrats for your graduation”

Jungha is enjoying his hobby. He can be a cook! it looks so visually yummeh. and.. ya know.. he can get married already. who’s the lucky wifey!?

https://www.instagram.com/p/Be2IOYMheJ7/

I’m so glad to be able to see them on social media while waiting for new episode. This is another reason why I love this program. It’s not as strict as PD101 S2, they have time off to commit to their schedule, even when there’s a trace of the so-called evil editing, they just play with it (Seyong was referred as devil due to this and he was like “yeah yeah i’m the devil” and they take it openly), and it’s so heartwarming to see their relationship with each other — rather a competitor, they are like a family. 🙂

Okay I’m going to stop now but before that, here’s the performance teaser for each unit and team (I posted one on previous post but that was in one video)

UNIT B Team Black ‘끌어줘’

UNIT B Team Blue ‘Dancing with the Devil’

UNIT G Team White ‘Ting’

UNIT G Team Red ‘You & I’

Here is group teaser videos ahead of the final stage!! I like this. They have individual shots of all 18 participants for each unit. If I can point out something, it’d be good if they insert their name during the solo shot. Well I recognize who is who but there might be people who don’t. 🙂

UNIT B

UNIT G

That’s it. Those in Korea don’t forget to tune in KBS2 on February 10 at 9:45pm KST. For international fans, you want streaming link? Please ask expert fans cos I don’t know. hahaha

xoxo;
the sleepless lady

Drama Suggestion!

Hey guys, do you have any new good K-drama to recommend? I just finish watching Jugglers and it’s so good I love it. I always like office romance theme and Jugglers brought back memory of past K-drama I watched when I was teenager. You know, cold-blooded boss who has dark past and secretary/assistant who manages to change the boss to be more warm-hearted. hehe Sometime I am in the mood for dark and action drama, at one point, I just want to watch romantic comedy or another time a family drama, — this time my mood is all for Jugglers. haha I just finished episode 16 yesterday.

Currently I am still on-going with Black Knight! I am all for KBS drama — my favorite broadcasting station. OMG I love Kim Rae Won’s character. Like really!! Sooho is so matured how he handles things are super sexy and he’s very romantic, although he makes me cringe sometime. hahaha But as a woman, I can’t help but helplessly falling in love with him. He’s very romantically straightforward and when shit happen, he doesn’t jump into conclusion yet, he deals with it maturely. Urghh love the guy. It’s been awhile since I see character like this. Such a husband material. excuse my fangirling

The drama itself is very promising and have unique plot which I like. Although it can get boring at times, I still can handle that. Thanks to Moon Sooho. ehe :p I just a bit disappointed with the OST. I like a few of them but I believe it can be alot better than what they have. Black Knight has the mysterious vibes so I expect something like a mystery kind of OST or dark theme or magical kind… something like Goblin? Most of the OST they have is too bright I think. That is just my opinion. Maybe I expect too much from Kenzie since he has produced many good songs before. I still love the drama anyway. hahaha

Jugglers has gone, on-going with only Black Knight now. I want to watch at least 2 more dramas. I am saving A Korean Odyssey (Hwayugi) until at least 10 episodes so you don’t have to recommend me that. Haha Any other drama to suggest? Please comment below or mention me on twitter!

Lots of love;
xoxo 🙂