Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WIMCT: Hot Crossdressers, Die Jungs, Dark&Wild

Why Is Mari Crying Today?

Since I am leaving for San Francisco, I have been hanging out with my friends lately. I had not before since of complications with summer school, creating a game plan for my move to SF, and mainly since I did not want to waste money to hang out. 

I revisited AKBINGO's Danso segment while hanging out with my friends Nikki and Sydney. We were really bored one day and kept looking at these videos of the girls dressing up like boys to sway their fellow AKB48 members. Danso is the concept of females crossdressing as males. Below is one of my favorite Danso episodes of NMB48's Matsui Rena playing an archer. 

She truly looks like a boy, and I think, even though it is cheesy, this segment just makes me cry. These girls who participate in the Danso segment know what other girls want in a boy, so it gives them the opportunity to change their perspective and aim for the girls hearts. Since AKB48 members cannot date, I think this helps the girls distinguish, if they could, what their ideal man would be.

Episodes like Shinoda Mariko's where she is a boss and Maeda Atsuko is the dazed worker wishing to quit her job. This concept is a little farfetched, or maybe I am a bit bitter since I wished Rena won instead of Mariko. Mariko pulled off being a man well, especially with her voice and the clothes and wig.

Another episode is of Watanabe Mayu playing a doctor that truly made one of the girls cry, especially when she asked Mayu to say "Shi-chan, there's still hope for you." It was Mayu's role will never be real guy that she'll ever have. Mayu surprisingly did not win this segment either, which was by far one the best Danso episodes.

If you're interested in watching a full episode of Akbingo's Danso episode to see if you'd enjoy it, please look at the video below:

Here are other compilations of my favorite, whether they be horrible or not, danso videos that either include English subs or not.

Hope you all are interested to learn more about AKB48, watch AKB48 dressing with Danso,  or watch more Akbingo.

If it hasn't been clear, I am a huge EXO fan. There are previews to their new photobook Die Jungs, which is the guys in German. EXO had a photoshoot in Germany, and the eleven boys could not look any better. I wonder how the EXO-M photobook will look once released since Kris would be edited out of the majority of them. Maybe they had to discard some photos because of it. Well all three photobooks are $200 all together for a premium set, but a single one is $32 for pre-order. Here are a few photos that are from these sources (fy! exo and Top Stars News):

The packaging of Die Jungs and the three box sets
(EXO, EXO-M, EXO-K Versions)

Still wondering how they edited Kris out, yet the members look very high cut
oppose to the few like Luhan, Jongin, Chen, Baekhyun, and Chanyeol who
seem to just want to be more quirky and want to have fun while shooting.

Jongin casually taking a stroll in Germany

Baby Taozi taking a ride on his penny board while
I am assuming Luhan is trying to start a fight

EXO-K being total derps with their lollipops (left)
and also looking cute and adorable (right)

I am surprised Kai was not a model before he became an idol,
but look at this hot guy holding a gun while reading.

Actual models: Lay, Sehun, Kai, Luhan, Tao, D.O, and Xiumin
Derps: Chanyeol, Chen, Baekhyun, and Suho Missing: Kris

Still wondering how they were able to photoshop him out

My baby in a Batman shirt and crown that makes me want to tear my computer screen

I really like to know the director or photographer of this shoot since
how the hell is Mario and Luigi express anything that is Germany

The model makne line featuring Kai (left) and Sehun (right)

I'm really hoping that's Chanyeol wearing that ugly ass maks with Sehun,
but seriously what is the purpose or theme of their damn photobook

Xiumin ignoring his boyfriend best friend Luhan as they casually walk the street

I wonder how much money it was to edit out all of the however many pictures Kris were in.
While looking at these photos, it made me feel a little sad, because Kris had left the group. I got into EXO during Wolf promotions, but Growl made me more hooked. These pictures were probably taken before Growl promotions since Suho's hair is curlier and Tao's hair is extra long in these photos. 

EXO has been working really hard since Kris left, and they're doing fairly well. I hope they strive and that EXO-L's (EXO fans) can just provide support to EXO and Wu Yifan as well. EXO fighting.

Before I go onto another topic, I found a post that showed a little of the editing of Kris shown below (from shingekinowufan):

The blonde hair and that random long arm seems suspicious
Hmm a little blurry there, but aw does that mean Kris had his head on
top of Jongdae, or was he actually posing since we'll never know

The DARK & WILD teaser for BTS's new album was released last week. Their teaser photos were also released, but I will go into that later. The teaser video was a tease. I got so hyped because of the rap, but I was a little disappointed they didn't show any of the members. I really wanted to see my babies, but many ARMY's are freaking the fuck out because of their teaser photos. I will go into their teaser photos later, but let's move back into the teaser video of DARK & WILD.

The beginning of the song just made me feel good with the orchestra playing (or whatever string instruments that consisted of the intro). I did not expect the different feel of the song once you reach past the mountains. A forest of black and white with cracked televisions and phones transition the hard bass of the song that leads into a wasteland city with bombs being fired into the buildings. 

BTS's music is always such a different style as well as the dances they perform. They truly work hard with the help of their team and the members of BTS to produce their albums. Their upcoming album will probably receive love if not more than the albums previous since this teaser actually gave more depth for their songs that will soon be released.

Now I will be discussing their teaser photos, each through captions found on their Facebook:

Well my panties are wet, so do you think I'll like their upcoming comeback

Your face makes me cry due to your new hotness,
but Min Yoongi I still wish you had longer hair

You are no longer called GrossMon to me anymore

Holy hell Jimin, what happened to your cuteness

Hobi you're so hot that I when you look like that I cry

There were only three people in BTS that I would give permission to
touch me, now all seven of them have authorization to touch my body

What are you thinking about, cause you remind me of Taeyang

The firey red and burgundy couple 

Dumb member line

Dear God, thank you for this blessing

I don't care if you're swaggy just be
my boyfriend with a tattooed tear drop

I know Jhope loves his dongsaengs, but is this a threesome

Pinku Princess, you're now a King in my book

You better put that tongue back where it belongs Park Jimin

The firey red and burgundy couple returns

Kooki your not a baby anymore, and I need to
stop thinking bad thoughts cause you're jailbait

Jhope, please control your face for my sake

Instead of lying on the floor, lie on me V

You can lie on me too Namjoon

Stare into my soul Jin

Look at me not away

If you stay still Jimin, I'll actually start liking you more

That tear drop makes me produces tears
cause you're so hot Min Yoongi

What did they feed you Jin, cause
you literally changed into a man

Be my baby forever Taehyung

Again with the exposed skin Jungkooki

Go back to your room cause your five but a hottie

BigHit also released another teaser of the hottie mchotties, and I couldn't feel anymore excited for their new music video. I can just feel me fainting once I see them. Just saying, Jin, who was my least favorite member but love them all regardless, was showing more arms recently. I cried since he looked so fine. Cannot wait for Jin to just tear up the screen. I hope he's the main in this music video, for it seems as so.

BigHit also released a streaming of Suga's song that he produced, and I could not be anymore excited. The song is so catchy and I truly love it. BigHit is trying so hard to tease all of us ARMY's since we're freaking the hell out with their comeback. I honestly could not believe it would be coming out sooner than expected. Since Boy In Luv promotions ended in April or May, I thought BTS would be quiet for a while. Ever since they went to LA, they've been working so hard for their new record. Hope the babies are doing well and giving it their all. Bangtan Sonyeondan fighting!

Here is another post of Why Is Mari Crying Today, hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I had. Though I do apologize that for now it's only about kpop and jpop, don't worry for in the future it will be different. Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Just Chill: Obsessions of the Week

Another new single that I cannot tear away from at the moment. RICHWHITELADIES (who comprises of Tokyo Diiva and Scotty Rebel) are an aspiring rap/hip hop duo that are breaking out on the music scene with their new single WIMBLEDON. Again how did I stumble upon them? Of course, I had seen a gif on tumblr (like FEMM in my previous post) of these two absolutely drop, dead, gorgeous girls seen below.

Seriously the song is so different and catchy. Just the chorus repeating:
"You are so bull-bullshit
We are so Wimbledon"
made me want me to listen to it all day long. The song is very different than their other songs, that I heard right after watching the music video, but I did enjoy White Powder Perm with their rich and lighter skin tone race counterparts. The beginning of the song sounded more like any slow pop song or maybe Lana Del Rey-esque, but overall I did not expect hip hop and rap in this song. 

Going over the music video, I loved it. The whole Wimbledon theme was different and playful. Maybe it's because I always adore the idea of tennis outfits that look like you could wear out while with your friends. Tokyo Diiva's cropped top and mini skirt and Scotty Rebels' tennis-like dress really made me want to learn how to play tennis just to wear clothes like they are wearing. I truly would die to have their clothes.

Also what I loved about their music video was their fuck off we're hot shit attitude. They truly were killing and slaying their music video. Whoever directed their music video really made me more interested and want to invest more of my time to learn more about this duo. 

Cannot wait to learn more about these two ladies in the future since they truly have great potential and talent. Check them out here on their youtube to see more of them! Lastly before I end their segment, I just want to reference this beautiful photo of the duo since both of their beauty just makes me so damn jealous.

Something that took me by mere coincidence after watching a few episodes of Zoe 101, Victorious came on afterwards. The episode was about Cat (Ariana Grande) pretending to be someone she is not. She meets a guy named Evan, who is Aiden from Teen Wolf (cough I miss you Max Carver), and he only thought Cat was pretty since she had blonde hair and blue eyes. 

Cat throughout this episode is persistent on staying blonde haired and blue eyed since Evan only dates blondes. She then exposes her true identity, red hair and brown eyes, and Evan says she's beautiful but dumps her in the end. 

While she's upset and heartbroken, Robbie (Matt Bennet) steps in to help her feel better by singing a sweet song. The scene is just too cute to avoid so here's the clip from the show's fake social media site. Please, the scene is truly too cute, and it's hard to avoid saying "aw."

The song is catchy as hell and sweet, and I told my friends Tiffanie and Sydney that I would want (ok more like force) my future boyfriend to propose to me with this song. Some of the lyrics may be cheesy, but I kill for some cheese in my life when the time comes. Just look at some of Matt Bennet's lyrics he sang:
"You're the nugget in my ChickenMc  
The peanuts in my butter 
Adding fiber to our diet Beneficial for each other 
You're a piece of dental floss 
And I am the teeth 
You're Aretha Franklin 
I'm r-e-s-p-e-c-t "
"I love you more than the original Star Wars trilogy 
I am the walrus, you're the goo goo gajoo 
I'm a whole lot of nothing, you are much ado"
 It's just a sweet song that can either be interpreted romantically or platonically. If any of my friends were to ever feel sad one day, I'd probably sing and or learn this on guitar to cheer them up. Today I had the intentions of doing so for my sister, but it back fired on me. She kept telling me, "I think I'm gonna kill myself if you make me listen to this song." Well, songs like these aren't for everyone right?

I actually liked the version Ariana and Matt did live together. Ariana and Matt feed off of each other's energy, and I love Ariana's voice. I really did not know that Matt Bennet had this much talent with music since I've only seen his acting skills through movies and television, but he had exceeded my expectations. I hope he branches out more not only in acting but music too.

I have never been a fan of remixes and mixes of songs, but this one in particular is different. I had never heard of the song Partition before, but after this mix, I wanted to download the original song immediately. I was randomly picking up my mom from work, and I was freaking out. I didn't know Iggy and BeyoncĂ© collab; sadly it was not true and was only a remix of two popular songs. 

The mix is of Fancy and Partition, and it really makes me want to dance. Although this section is pretty short, all in all the mix is a great combination of the new rap queen Iggy Azalea with the legendary Wonder Woman who can do it all Beyoncé. Hopefully you'll be able to listen to it since it has a sweet beat and could probably help make your booty pop.

Ryan Colburn needs to be given a slow clap since it's truly an ideal mix, and if you'd like, click here to listen.

Coming from my current favorite ongoing Korean drama OST's is Chen of EXO's Best Luck. Funny thing was that I never knew this was Chen singing. I knew Chen would be singing an OST single for a drama, but never had an inkling to know which one. I started to be curious since watching my drama why this singer sounded like him, Kim Jongdae (Chen's real name). Of course I was stupid while trying to find the song Chen sang and put two and two together. 

The OST single is from the drama It's Okay, It's Love, and if you ever get time to watch it, one would think it's fresh and psychological plot refrains from the original cheesy Korean drama most are invested in. I would recommend to watch the new drama that I will put more in depth later for the next WIMCT.

Kim Jongdae's soothing voice helps unbreak hearts and mends them back to life. If you read the translation of this song, it really is just a cute love song about a man telling his woman that he is so lucky to have her. How can this not bring me close to tears and not make it on my Just Chill playlist for this week. 
My babies EXO making me cry of their acoustic of Love, Love, Love during their EXO: The Last Planet Tour. I loved all the songs on the Overdose album and couldn't stray away too long without relistening to it while working out. 

This particular audio post from tumblr is the reason to why I am listening to this acoustic cover
I think what really made me so excited about this particular cover was the fact that Chanyeol sang higher than usual. If you are not a fan of EXO, then let me break it down for you: the member who raps with his deep and sensual voice sang high to the point where I cried. When Chanyeol begins the lines of:

"Look into your eyes, butter-butterflies"
I had a heat stroke and passed out. Dear lord, someone stop this giant's damn voice. I was spent and could not recover from it. EXO rarely does acoustic covers or their own songs, so I nearly died when hearing that they performed this song live during their concert. Sadly I wish I was there, but thankfully fan cams are able to help ease the pain in not seeing them (especially not as OT12).

I downloaded the most clearer version of their Love Love Love acoustic performance, and the video killed me too. Sehun and Kai who rarely have lines were pretty much the focus of this fan cam, and I became so grateful. You would be too when the two lead dancers in EXO-K who rarely have lines were given screentime opposed to the vocalists.

Besides maknae line dancing and being the focus in the beginning half of the video, my favorite cannon pairing in EXO decided to show up next. Xiumin and Luhan, who consider each other best friends, decided to kill all these fan girls with Xiuhan moments. If only there were either more Setao, Sekai, and or Hunhan moments.

I was disappointed when I realized that they're probably lip syncing in may of their other performances, and I'm giving they benefit of the doubt they aren't in this one. Well hell like I know, but surely a great performance and song. Great job babies, hope you're tour is going well.

Another kpop song that I have decided to add onto my iTunes library. Honestly I was into this song due to the however many seconds (probably less than ten) Chanyeol was provided for this song. Henry is a good singer as well, and I like that he mentions more of the Bad Girl concept instead of girls always referring and antagonizing guys with the Bad Boy act. 

It's really catchy and more on the pop side, but once you give it a listen, you'd be able to dance and sing this song for hours on end. The velvet, smooth voice that Henry has just branches off the song more into light. I am not really a big fan of his, since I rarely listen to him ever, whoever produced this made me found a new song to add to my playlist.

I hope you all enjoy this new Just Chill segment in my blog. I may have put off this post for two days, but hope you can add these songs onto your iPod to brighten up your day. These songs could also help you when you want to sing and dance alone or with friends!