Beanie level: Entertainer-in-training

I need to get a life. I may be obsessessed with kpop. 🙄
Obsessesssesseeeesed.

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@bammsie already put it up, so this is just for my fanwall. how much I love this group of Korean guys cannot be measured in words. To the members: Thanks always. Love yourself.

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In discussion with @hades, my favorite One OK Rock live! ^^; I love Takas opening about going back from this concert and starting something we want to do, and those vocals are live – that end! <3

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    Rock was my youth. I can see so much of Taka’s influences in him as he performs.

    One of my favourite things about rock music is how amazingly talented many of these frontmen and frontwomen are vocally–also with commanding a crowd but that’s another story. Many don’t get the respect and attention they deserve compared to their other genre counterparts.

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      Rock was my youth as well. 😄 It’s the original teenage angst – I don’t know why people think kpop is for teens. Haha

      But at that time, I knew songs and groups but not artists themselves. I just knew the music, nothing like this obsessive kpop love, so I can’t pinpoint Taka’s (he writes & composes a lot of their music)/One Ok Rick’s influences. Do name them for me?

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        Ahem. One Ok Rock’s basic influences are Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Good Charlotte, and The Used (Wikipedia). 😅 I would add Green Day to that list, but that’s just me.

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          Except The Used, I know ALL of these bands. And a lot their music. Why have I not heard it in ages?🤦 Do you still listen to rock?

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            Not really. My music life goes in phases apparently. It also has a lot to do with who I’m hanging out with as well–my peers. As a young kid, rock. As a young adult, folk. As an almost middle aged adult, pop. 🤣 Midlife crisis maybe? Actually, tbh, it’s only in the last 8 years or so that I haven’t been listening to much rock.

            The Used sang two really good songs that I like: Buried Myself Alive; and All That I’ve Got.

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            I should say though, whilst there is this one genre that stands out more, I’ve been pretty eclectic through most of my phases with the probable exception of now. I really listen to too much K-pop. And when I say eclectic, that does include country. 😂

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Te keys between f & j, & some punctuation marks on my laptop keyboard ave stopped workin so now watever I write looks like tis. I realised we dont use tose alpabets muc anyway. Tanks for misleadin me all tis wile, te bot of you.

I ave also discovered im very innovative. I simply type te wole tin out and o and copy _ from elsewere and paste it one by one in eac word. And ten o and copy _ from elsewere & paste it one by one in eac word. It takes time but we really dont use tem muc anyway. See?

*claps*

Yes, tis is ow I spend my free time. And I wonder wy im not ettin anywere in life.

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    *claps* I can till read te wole tin cinu 😀

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    Gosh, how ghastly! This hellish hitch guarantees headaches @greenfields.

    *this took much longer than it should have
    **sorry, but not really
    ***no, actually I am. I hope you can get if fixed soon

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      *it fixed, not if
      **I’ll show myself out now

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        aaaaaa, tats alrit. ^^; *claps claps* Its a very intellient way to sow of your access to te keys between f and j on your keyboard. T_T Workin.
        Tanks for al te _ & _s. Ill come back ere and copy tem wen i need to.
        Tis is fine on DB, but very tiresome re work documents. T_T And te need to copy paste reularly is very distractin. O well. Fitin, me!

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          I found you a letter G

          And an H

          They look a little stressed, but friendly enough. Maybe they’ll add some pizazz to your work documents.

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    Omo. This is a flashback to when I think it was @pogo1‘s w key wasn’t working hahahahahahaha

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    😂😂😂

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    Too bad it isn’t your work computer and you could write official stuff that way.

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      It is. Tis is my personal and work laptop. T_T Wat say? Sould i send out sometin in tis lanuae? LOL

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    I never realize that we don’t use those two alphabets that much (in English) until you pointed that out. At least your case is much better than my friend’s, whose keys “a” suddenly stopped working. In English, it’s not much of a problem. But in Indonesian, that’s like the worst nightmare.

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      Aaaaaa really? But i tink even in Enlis, a is used very often? Tats ilarious! 😀

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    Thank you for the laugh this am! 🤣. If ever I go to India, you will be the first person I meet up with!

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      No problem. Ive been lauin too. 😀
      YES if you come to India, you must meet me! AAAA <3 Id LOVE to meet you ally!

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    a a I love ow you ave to keep mentioning te letters between f & j. fiting cinu!

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      Because i cant type tem out aaaaaaa 😀 Tanks! Fitin, me! and my laptop!

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    The missing letters make you sound like an old British sailor XD

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      Wat? AAAAAA *oes to ask oole wat an old Britis sailor sounds like*
      Now I know wat to do at a costume party.

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As far as MVs go, this is the best to come out in 2018. Credits to Rolling Stone India for breaking it down for me:

“In the highly cinematic video the members meet at a movie theater to plan their mission before heading out to orchestrate it. They fight a swarm of S.W.A.T. officers along the way and even seem distrustful of each other at certain points. The video also alternates between clips of the sharply-dressed band performing sleek, seductive choreography at a gas station and at the facility they are robbing.”

^^; Enjoyed the song too!
Also the crotch grab choreo makes an appearance. I usually spot it thanks to my brain – one of my fave kpop male group moves! *runs away and hides*

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I have no idea what this game is or how I found dit but I may be obsessed. MIN YOONGI. 💕

http://allthe2048.com/community-games/min-yoongi-lq.html

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New Years’ Resolutions 2019 – Working Draft
This time I’m going to focus on changing my attitude, to change my world.
1. Be more positive. Speak in positives, remember to smile.
2. Appreciate beauty around you. Not just on screen.
3. Be thankful for what you have. Stop mourning for what was never your’s.

This attitude needs to go:

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Thanks to @vivanesca & @saturtledaisy‘s promoting the album, I’ve ended up listening to Day6’s newest. ^_^ Here’s my favorite. Lyric video because I love this line:
“Right now this song may seem like any other,
Yeah I know,
Even so, I want to sing this song right now.”

<3 music.

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Oh. My. God.
💙💙💙💙
Massive. Excitement.

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    Love WINNER, but Lee Hi though… 🙃😭

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      YG’s management T_T

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        I still think it’s complete garbage how they’ll rush to give Jennie a solo (when Black Pink barely has any material! wtf) and ignore Lee Hi. I hope she gets a new label soon, it’s so unfair.

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#Notkdramarelated

I\’m trying to slowly indicate to my boss that I am dissatisfied with the remuneration scenario & want to quit this job. In fact I\’m considering switching out of litigation altogether. This is because I need to be able to leave work by 7 pm at least (and not 9 pm or 10 pm) so I can prepare for interviews & exams. Or apply for jobs. Or maybe even leave during the day for an interview.

But this is proving to be an impossible task. 🤦 Dropping a spolier is too tough. No one gets it. ;_;

It only finds deaf ears. ;_;

I was thinking that the take away from this current job has been Confidence. The shy me used to doubt I could ever be a litigating lawyer but evidently I can do it. 😤 So I can do this too. But how? ;_;

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    @greenfields You can do it 💪 I’m cheering for you *waves pom poms* I’m sure the beanie brain trust will be able to help you find a solution. I’m not much good at finding solutions but I hope I can at least cheer you up 🙂

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    Listen to Not Today, I promise you’ll feel better. Fighting!

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    Was any of this discussed when you took the job (that you would need time to prepare for interviews and exams…)? Is it a place where people are getting pay raises as they gain experience or is it more a place where people start out and then move on once they have enough experience?

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      I took the job a year ago – and of course leaving the job was not dicsussed when i took the job. 🙂 This is a place where people start out and then move on once they have enough experience. But my boss makes it clear he wants people to stay – but only in his words. Never in his actions. Things like pay raise are for the organised sector where there’s accountability and HR. ^^; I’m on what is called “passion pay” – we’re paid in experience and expected to build a name and reputation for ourselves. The gestation period is about 3 years min for a beginner from a non lawyer family; and can last longer – some people are never able to leave their senior’s chambers.

      so its more of a question of my commitment to this field, rather than the particular office itself. Though even in this field, i’d move out in another year. Since ive now got basic skills, i should at least be paid for that.

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        (I do have a small stripend – in fact, my education from good law schools means i get paid in stripend more than others XD what a sad scenario)

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        Is there a way to approach it honestly with him (but you’d have to be okay with losing the position if it doesn’t go well)? That’s always my inclination. If not, is there any way to talk to him about how much you appreciate the experience you’ve gained and now that you’re more successful in the field you’d like to be paid for that experience (in $ or in shorter days or a combination of both)?

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          Hehehe I’m not losing my position even if the talk doesn’t go well. My boss wants to keep me. That’s the point though – the appeal is emotional + how much one can learn etc. It’s not an increase in finances since that is not supposed to be my expectation from the job anyway. ^^; I’m still working on this.

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    You can do it love!! Hwaiting!

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Thanks to @vivanesca, I’m looking forward to the Day6 comeback too! ^^ To celebrate, here’s my favorite Day6 song:

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I want to start Alhambra Ep 3, but the first two eps were so stressful I can\’t bring myself to watch it. oTL
HALP

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Alhambra. Ep 1.
Left me feeling stressed. As if I were the gamer. Watched in 3 parts over two days – 10 mins, 30 mins, 20 mins. LOVED the concept though. Writer-nim, Nine, W & this- how do I be you?

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Kim. Seok. Jin. Mr. Worldwide Handsome with the sweetest voice & the kindest personality. Hope you have a wonderful year ahead. Wish you much love & lots of windshield wipers (laughs). 💜
Bbc One Blow Kiss GIF by BBC - Find & Share on GIPHY

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<3

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*notes for self*
Current Drama Status #40
1. Under 19. Ep 5. 1 ep/week. Faves so far – Kim Shi Hyun (performance), Shin Ye Chan, Jin Seok, Kim Tae Woo (vocals)
2. YG Treasure Box. Ep 3. 1 ep/week. Team Bang Ye Dam ftw! Also Kim Jun Kyu & Haruto.
3. Boyfriend. Ep 2.

To check out:
Memories of Alhambra

Dropping:
1. Happy to Die.
Or rather, replacing it with Boyfriend. ^-^

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After watching this, I’m fully on board Team Bang Ye Dam~! <3 Lets hope he debuts with YG Treasure! I'm sure YG wants to debut him too. Hehehe

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    Why is JYP also there?

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      This is from last year. When JYP debuted Stray Kids. It seems it’s a tradition with YG & JYP. Before debuting a group, they pit the debuting trainees with the best trainees of the other company. ^-^ so this is the reality show that lead to Stray Kids debut last year.

      YG is holding his right now. He’ll be debuting a new boygroup in early 2019. (I can already picture the completion with Big Hit’s new group – rookie of the year awards will likely be split between these groups from two of the industry’s giants)

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The iKon stage was great too! 💕
You did well Melon.

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    Three memorable performances for me are:

    BTS — that intro to IDOL is one for the books
    IKON — orchestra baby!!! (though would have liked a full orchestra, rather than just strings)
    Roy Kim — with just himself and a guitar, his voice soared in that stadium like no other. Beautiful.

    I would have liked Mamamoo, but I recently seen their 2016 performance. And that was way better than this year’s.

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      Agreed. The BTS & iKON performances were my favorite but that Roy Kim performance was breathtaking. In that huge venue, alone with a guitar. It could have been so underwhelming but was not, at all.

      I’m yet to check out the Mamamoo performance, thanks for the reminder. I read that they were stunning.

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Wow. Melon gave BTS a grand stage. And if I had any doubts about the vocal line lip syncing (the rap line obv does not), thanks to the AAA fiasco, they’re gone now.

PLUS the teaser version of IDOL.💕

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    Now I really wish they had this version of Idol as the original. The traditional music is so good.
    Also I read the AAA was a broadcasting issue, that too only the rap line. Their mics were fine.

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      Yup! I loved this version of idol instantly. It’s epic.

      Also yes – I read that too re AAA but watching it , I wasn’t sure. It could also be that all mics failed, and only the parts we couldn’t hear were live.

      A but of backing vocals in normal. And I know BTS sing live – Jimin’s voice cracking, V’s voice shaking, stuff like this we see. Here at melon, the live was quite different from the studio album. Even the vocal line were clearly live down to Jimin’s voice shaking in some parts & Jungkook missing a line. This is why I love the lives. So it was only a question of what happened at the AAA performance hehe

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        A bit of backing vocals is normal *

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        I think they were too tired, seeing that the main 3 dancers performed a separate segment before idol :P. Still it’s commendable they don’t lip sync. We can clearly make it out.

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What does a nice day look like?
Is there such a thing?
Hope you’re having a good one! ^_^
You, the Beanie reading this.
And you, the boy smiling & speaking in this gif.

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    There is such a thing as a nice day and I wish for you to have one. 😊

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      Thank you! <3
      My day was pretty decent with some hiccups but I'm pretending they didn't happen. Have a great day yourself hades! 🙂

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