The Boys Dance Recording (:

Been wanting to learn this dance for eons and when I saw it on CJ’s schedule, I contemplated taking it alone. But lucky Cyndy asked me and viola!

Had loads of fun learning the dance (: Some classmates were familiar faces and of course, Jojo is an awesome teacher who broke down the steps as simply as she could.

After 8 weeks of rushing home to change after work then rushing to class, the class is over! I think I am going to miss taking classes.

I messed up and my hair was all over my place. but I managed to do the “Jessica” step (right after 1st chorus)! like FINALLY! Love the “dance break” though I did acquire a huge blue black on my right knees for 3 weeks :p

Anyways, here’s the video –

Many dance that I want to learn – SNSD’s Mr Mr, f(x)’s Red Light, SJM’s Swing, SNSD’s Animal/Flower Power etc etc

But Korea is calling! #혜산유학전

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[Music Monday] The Boys by Girls’ Generation

Because we all need a earworm to kickstart the week! Plus, Monday is the only day in the week that starts with M. I’ll try to post non-Kpop songs occasionally :P

Cant believe this song is from 3 years back!

But yes. It’s going to be stuck in my head for the next 8 weeks because…I am taking dance classes for it again! Yes, again! The last round (3 years back) I gave up after 2 lessons because my friend stopped going for classes and being young, I hated going for class alone.

So yes! Taking the class with Cyndy, my senior back in secondary school whom I havent seen in ages! Hopefully, I will learn the entire dance (: Well, I will. No intention of giving up. But yes. So many S-Line. My waist~ Haha!

ANYWAYS! One of my favorite songs from the girls (: The dance is awesome and the outfit ❤ Especially Yoona’s!

Here’s the video of my favorite performance. Yoong was wearing the awesome leather outfit!

And here’s the dance practice video that I have probably watched for a gazillion times since Friday…

And which I just spent 10 minutes practicing to while looking for it-.-

HAPPY MONDAY, EVERYONE!

[Music Monday] Mr. Mr by Girls’ Generation

Because we all need a earworm to kickstart the week! Plus, Monday is the only day in the week that starts with M. I’ll try to post non-Kpop songs occasionally :P

No surprise that I will be writing about this song this week huh? (:

The album was mistakenly released on iTunes for a short while last Sunday so the album was premature-ly released the following day. Pretty sure that was not in SM Entertainment’s plan ;p But yes, the album came out before the MV. Without an MV, I really cant fully enjoy the song (yes, I’m weird like that).

So on Friday on my way to meet Jie En for dinner, I (finally) had time to scroll through my Facebook and I saw –

금일 밤 10시, 소녀시대 ‘Mr.Mr.’의 뮤직비디오가 공개 될 예정입니다!

소녀시대(Girls’ Generation)‘s new music video, ‘Mr.Mr.’ will be released at 10 pm (KST) today. Stay tuned!

[from FACEBOOK GIRLS’ GENERATION STAFF]

*cough* I almost went, “아싸!” in the train but of course I didn’t. I smiled, posted on Facebook and sent a screenshot to the Korean classmates (: The actual MV was actually delayed by an hour. But ahwell!

The concept for this mini-album is not too out there *phew* When “I Got A Boy” came out, the concept was just out of this world and not in a good way! But for “Mr. Mr”, there’s 4 look – the nurses, the reggae (?), the retro black/white dress and the (what I like to call) oppa look. Loved it! (:

The song though reminds me a little of Galaxy Supernova/T.O.P on the first listen (if there’s such a term). Not that it’s a bad thing I guess? Anyways, after listening to it a few more times, it gets better. It’s catchy though. I woke up one morning singing, “My Mi, Mi, Mister…” in my head -.- With that said, I happen to have CNBlue’s Can’t Stop in my head as well. The 2 songs have ‘mated’ and produced a remix T_T

The dance? Can’t see much of it in the MV but I think the signature move is the part where they mimic the action of putting on the cuff links. Really looking forward to the comeback performance! The dance break should be awesome with the awesome beat and….all the girls are dancing not just Hyoyeon! Woots!

Just in case you are interested, the song is about a girl asking the guy she likes to be more aggressive, to take the first move to chase her. About her frustration with his lack of actions. So far, no favorite part to the song yet. Though I find it funny when Jessica sings, “You bad bad bad bad You so bad.” It’s so…Singlish! ;p

The rest of the album sounds is pretty okay too. I think there’s not as much ‘harmonization’ as their previous albums? I keep hearing the stronger vocals and less of them singing together. Kind of missed that. But I have to say there are some catchy catchy tunes. Like “Goodbye”. I don’t know why but it got stuck and I keep going, “안녕 Really Really Good Goodbye…” SAVE ME!  And there’s “Wait a Minute” too. OMG (yes, pun intended. it’s actually part of the song).

백허그 (Backhug) is quite good. The harmonization, less of the fancy music stuff and just the girls singing. I hear Yuri’s and Hyoyeon’s voice too!

Overall, I will give this album a 3.5/5 stars (: Can I please say that I am so happy that Hyoyeon has more parts now? And how proud I am to see her standing right smack in the middle with my Yoong 😀

to quote a fan’s comment, “the generation of hyoyeon has arrived!”

Righty! That’s all this week. Can’t wait for the comeback performance (have I said that?)!

[Music Monday] 大地回春 Love & Girls – Girls’ Generation

Because we all need a earworm to kickstart the week! Plus, Monday is the only day in the week that starts with M. I’ll try to post non-Kpop songs occasionally :P

Okay. Wanted to do a CNY special and introduce the CNY song that I quite like – 大地回春. The lyrics just paints a pretty picture in my mind of spring! It’s usually one of the first song that sneaks into my head.

BUT! I can’t find the none ching-chong versions. Zzzz. Why! Why must CNY songs be so noisy or filled with girls parading around in cheongsam du-to (eck!)? Where are the decent ones? So I have decided to introduce another SNSD song. Wanted to do a sad song but that can wait after CNY (:

Love & Girls! It’s a really really fun song with not much of a meaning ;p Well, actually it’s about how girls are awesome! (: The dance is quite cute. I always end up doing the silly hand action (left-right-left-right) unconsciously when I hear the song. Heee. The outfit for this song is also more relaxed and casual. LOVE THE SHOES! (Yes, I am still hunting for my new high-cut shoes!)

Without further ado….

飛び乗りましょ! オ・ア・ソ・ビに!  (Let’s jump on! Let’s go out and play!)

Naaa-na-na-na-na Naa-na-na Love & Girls!

See you guys next week!

 

[Music Monday] Mr Taxi/Bad Girl – Girls’ Generation

Because we all need a earworm to kickstart the week! Plus, Monday is the only day in the week that starts with M. I’ll try to post non-Kpop songs occasionally :P

I seem to be getting pretty nostalgic recently. Hehe.

But yes! The choice for Music Monday today is chosen cos this song popped up on my iPod touch and it got me watching all the old MVs of the girls again. And also, reminded me of how K-Pop kicked me out of the super low mood (credits to Super Junior!).

SO! Mr Taxi! This is the first original Japanese songs from the girls! There’s some Korean words mixed into the song which is kind of cool.

And the dance! It has to be one of my favorite (out of their Japanese songs). The others that I like equally would probably be “Bad Girl” and “Animal”. Oh, heck it! I will throw in “Bad Girl” as well (:

I think “Bad Girl” is not as well known as the other of their Japanese songs. Or maybe it’s just me. I think “Bad Girl” was released around the same time as “The Great Escape” which I totally don’t like back then (now, I don’t mind it). 

But yeah. “Bad Girl” has Oppa-Yuri! HAHAHAH! Poor Yoona’s line in the song was, “Oh yeah~” only. Really sad! Girls look awesome though!

Can you see how much I miss having dance class? ;p I am concentrating so much on the dances of the songs today! HAHAHAH! But yeah. Hopefully the girls will have a comeback soon! Or maybe classes for either Mr Taxi or Bad Girl will open up at Celine Jessandra? *hopeful* I can’t believe I actually dismissed the dance classes for these 2 songs back then.

But yeah. That’s all from me this week. Going to try and imitate some moves while listening to the songs now. Hehe.

i get stage fright :(

So today was the recording for Galaxy Supernova. And of all days….

I GOT A COLD! 

I was half dead and super stoned. Keep forcing myself to drink coke and eat sweet to wake myself up 😦

It worked! I was rather on the dot during the practice. My moves are sharper and more accurate. Not perfect but good enough for me. I thought, “Okay! Let’s do this!”

Then…..

A BUNCH OF PEOPLE CAME IN FOR THE RECORDING -.-

about 6 people recording.

about 6 people recording.

And then I got nervous. So in the end, I messed up my moves and didn’t go all out. The moves are not sharp at all 😦 And  I forgot the steps!

I thought about it and realised that…the more people recording the dance, the more nervous I get. Looking back at Mr Simple…I didn’t make much mistakes and my moves were not too bad. The number of person recording? ONE.

it's Jojo!

it’s Jojo!

And it’s Jojo! One of my previous instructors.

I think the maximum no. of video recorders is THREE. Cos Genie there was 3 guys recording and I was fine. Anything beyond that, I am a goner 😦

So yes. I am rather disappointed with today’s recording. And we only recorded once. I miss the days when we can record two times.

T.T

Anyways, here’s the recording from today! One last class for the year left – Henry’s Trap!

class photo with xiao jo (: some of the classmates are in my other classes too.

[Music Monday] Girls’ Generation – Animal

Because we all need a earworm to kickstart the week! Plus, Monday is the only day in the week that starts with M. I’ll try to post non-Kpop songs occasionally :P

I’m generally not a fan of Japanese songs by K-Pop artists. Not Super Junior, not SHINee and not Girls’ Generation. I did learn the dance for some of Girls’ Generation’s Japanese songs (Paparazzi and Galaxy Supernova) though.

Because I don’t follow the girls’ releases in Japanese, I was quite lost during their concert last month. The concert is basically a replica of their tour in Japan but with a tiny bit more of their Korean songs. It was still an awesome concert though!

Anyways! This song got stuck in my head after the concert so I thought I’ll share it (: The dance caught my attention too. Quite ‘fierce’ and just that tiny bit of decadence (?). Don’t mind learning it! I’m quite hooked on this song. Even my ringtone has been changed! Hehe.

The thing I realised about Girls’ Generation’s Japanese songs is that chasing after boys seems to be the main focus. Like Galaxy Supernova, Bad Girl and now, Animal. Quite different from their previous/Korean songs.

I also realised that there’s more variation in the vocals for the Japanese songs. You see girls like Hyoyeon and Sunny having more parts to sing. But at the same time, they can disappear totally in certain songs. The exposure is not as equal as in their Korean promotion I guess.

So yups! That’s all from me this week (: