Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

I come back and post ONE thing and suddenly there are notifs again. Tsk tsk. Also I had like 3 months old mentions waiting for me gosh. It’s been so long. DB prob doesn’t know me anymore and I shall be thrown at the gates most likely, for the audacity to return after this long only to post about nothing.
Also Muchie, yes, I came back while you were sleeping. MWAHAHAHAHA. Deal with it πŸ˜›

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#stantalentstankpop

This is a main vocal with no official dance position slaying a solo dance O.O He’s also always given key points and the hard moves in their official choreos, choreographer knows what’s up lol *unofficial danceline ftw*

Army might recognize him as the tiny bean that Jimin(/most of BTS lol) won’t stop hugging and chatting with on music- and awardshows lol *literally the most clingy, chatty and adorable duo in all of kpop*
Actually Shawol, EXO-L and Starlight might recognize him too, for the exact same reasons pffftttt 😂
*really really really needs that Padding Squad collab Taemin’s been talking about* *…for science…*

(Their agency’s been deleting fancams, so this is one of the only ones left *silent sobbing*)

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#stantalentstankpop
You can’t not mention dancing when talking about kpop and talent, so here’s a few clips of that before I go back to exam-land heh ^^

This is Euijin, happy virus and main dancer in Bigflo/UNB and one of the best idol dancers I’ve ever seen ^^ He used to be in a popping dance crew and I just love the way he feels the music and his flow, plus he’s a really talented choreographer and freestyler!

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#stantalentstankpop

The final idol in my ultimate Top 3 is Ha Sungwoon, main vocal in both his group, Hotshot, and the temporary group he’s currently active in, Wanna One. I’ve often seen W1 assumed to be a group with no talent, as one who consists of people who were voted into that group only because of their looks and personalities. But in fact they have some really good dancers, as well as a great vocal line, full of distinct vocal tones and several really good singers, especially Sungwoon, who is both a technically skilled as well as emotional singer ^^
He also composes and writes songs, but whereas Hotshot’s agency gives their artists pretty much free reins, W1’s agency let members do nothing in terms of music, despite several of them actually being used to composing and writing songs, so I guess all those songs they’ve been writing won’t be released until after they disband *scowls at Swing Ent.*

This is a unit song from their latest album, it was written/composed/produced by Nell and sung by Sungwoon, Minhyun and Jisung (main, lead and sub vocal in OT11 W1). And well, I just really love it, especially the build up by the end. The entire last minute is just gorgeous ^^
The vid doesn’t show it, but all the adlibs were done by Sungwoon 😊

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    just passing by to say MinHyun is a happy fan, I’m a happy fan too (listening to the guide version =P).
    Also yes Sungwoon sings very well and now I’m gonna rewatch the shape of you dance video of Noh Tae Hyun haha

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      Minhyun is such a succesful fanboy hahaha πŸ˜›
      I miiiigght have plans of sharing some Kimon dance vid one of these days πŸ˜‰

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        Kimon ? sorry I don’t know the ref”
        I’m not that into dance, it’s just that your post mentions “really good dancers” + “Hotshot” reminded me of how I loved Shape of you dance video in P101 s2 ^^

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          Ahh sorry, Kimon = Kid Monster = Roh Taehyun = Noh Taehyun = Taehyun. Kid Monster name came from back in his streetdancing days and used to be his stage name in Hotshot, he just changed it back to his original name cos he had to use it in P101 and it’s the name he got known with, so now he stuck with it πŸ™‚

          Hehehe yep, Shape of You was really good!
          I personally love a good dancer/choreo, it makes me all envious, cos I may have rhythm, but I ain’t go no body coordination skills lol!

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            thanks for the info πŸ™‚ and don’t worry you’re not the only one w/o any body coordination skills ^^’

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    Kaybeeeee I love love this! Should have really listened to it long back when you shared it!
    And is it just me or was Woon given all the key parts?
    I have said this before but I really love Jisung’s voice! All 3 boys did so well!

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      YAY!!!!!!!! *happy bean* 😃😃

      Yup he was lol. After listening to the song like once, he randomly started harmonizing with the chorus and they were surprised and all “this was really good!” and then he sang the chorus on his own and was all “ahh I have a cold, so it might not sound good”, but they were like “this is you with a COLD??” haha, they totally fell for his voice ^^ They actually didn’t add the adlibs until after they heard him sing ^^ My faves loving my fave is the best thing ever hehe.

      Jisung does have such a lovely tone and is actually a techincally more skilled singer than some of their lead vocals, so I’m kind of sad he’s just a sub and usually doesn’t get many lines. But he shone so much here, yay!!!
      And yes, they all did really well, their voices and emotions all fit these kind of songs so well ^^ *the loud, but secretly super sentimental parental unit of W1 will forever be my fave hahaha*

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        Hehhe I know this… I got live updates about this from someone πŸ˜‰

        I guess because of you, I will end up liking the parental unit as well! But then I like puppy Daniel and Ong too!

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          Oh… so you did hahahahahahaha πŸ˜›

          I hope so heheheh πŸ˜‰ Parental Unit be all kinds of awesome *watch that clip btw, the one you haven’t yet, that I sent a lil while back hehehe and you’ll see why I love em*
          Ong is just such an adorable and talented pabo pfffttt. Basically all of the hyungline is just one big gathering of crazy people πŸ˜›

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            πŸ˜€

            *THAT clip?* *I suck at remembering but I do know that I have 9/11th of something left over* *after I catch up with Secretary Kim (hope I don’t doze off again today) and Come n Hug Me*

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#stantalentstankpop
Along with Seunghyun, Seungyoon is one of my Top 3 favorite idols *do you sense a pattern here? :P* Every time I go on DB I see new Muchie-converted Inseos around lol, but you might not all know that her Winner craze started with me sliding Jinwoo pics *yes not Yoon cos I thought Jinwoo would be more her style and then it turned out to be Hoony pffttt* and EXIT:E songs her way 😉

Anyways, outside of Inseos, most people these days seem to know Mino more than other members, but before even joining Winner, Yoon got incredibly famous with his cover of Yoon Jong Shin’s β€œInstinctively” when he covered it on an audition show at age 16. He’s not just the fluffy Maknae Leader, but also one of the most skilled new gen idol singers, as well as a great songwriter. He actually had a solo debut pre-Winner and I hope so much that we’ll get a full solo album one day, full of rock songs *puppy eyes at YG*

I don’t know if Muchie ever shared this here, but this is probably my favorite Yoon live. It’s one of his solos, β€œIt Rains”, and I just adore when he sings songs that let his rock roots shine through! 😊

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    I fell in love with his voice in Fool. Hot damn. I love a good deeper voice, it’s so rare in kpop. He needs to sing more rock songs. He has such a great voice!

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      He really has an amazing voice and decent technique to back it up too!
      And yes, Fool is awesome. I love that song, even if EXIT:E still has my heart hehe.
      “I love a good deeper voice, it’s so rare in kpop.” <- Low voices are my music obsession. I need more baritones – and also just justice for the baritones that are already there – in kpop *cries about it for the umpteenth time lol*

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        I know!! I get so happy every time my boy V gets to use his lower register. Most of my kpop biases are singers with the deepest voices.

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          Mmmh Sico always wants justice for V too heheh ^^
          Personally I’m sad that Daehwi never gets any lines in W1 songs, bc crappy as most their songs may be, they have a great vocal line, but Daehwi isn’t usually appreciated, because he can’t do all those high notes *le sigh*

          Haha same! All my favorite kpop groups have at least one baritone I think? And always, a l w a y s, a good variety of vocal tone. I don’t get why so many idols have similar sounding voices, it’s as if they pick them based on them sounding alike and that’s just sad *wants more harmonies with unique vocal colours blending*

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          This is Daehwi btw, in case you’re interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNIpsYVuH8s

          For some reason he only filmed his feet lol, dunno if it’s cos he was still a trainee, but anyway, this is him singing ^^

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    Thanks for sharing tidbits of how Muchie got in to Winner.

    I’ve heard the song but have not seen this video. Oooh!

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    LMAO I haven’t converted THAT many! Just 2!!
    Jinwoo was a good place to start for a kdrama fan! His looks being a good combo of many actors was a big draw! But it was their variety skills that drew me in πŸ˜€

    *agrees with everything you said abt Yoonie* *adds puppy eyes for YG* *keeps some threats handy just in case*

    And nopes, hadn’t posted this live… I only posted this song once long back for Sico and that was the lyrics video..

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      Well, I just keep seeing new people being sliiightly on board the Winner train and some of them mentioned you, ha! πŸ˜› Your posts might be secretly converting people you don’t even know about πŸ˜‰
      Ahhh yes! That’s right! It was the whole “Jinwoo looks like X, Y and Z actor put together” that got you curious first hahaha. And well, who can resist their variety skills???

      *PFFTTTTTT*

      Oh yay!

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        Oooh really?? I am now curious who were these people! And oooh that would be nice!

        Yep he looked like a mix of Ji Chang Wook and Lee Jong Suk in one particular photo and so so much like Jung Kyung Ho in many others!

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          I don’t actually remember haha, mianhaee -.-

          I remember you saying that hehehe

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            Lol! Okay.. but I only claim Jenmole n Runi as beanies who are now ICs cuz of me… Apart from them, whoopeeyoo n wakimary have been Winner fans cuz of different reasons..

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            @obsessedmuch Well it wasn’t whoopeeyoo or wakimary keke, cos I know them, these were people I didn’t know πŸ˜›
            *you and your Winner love be famous Muchie deal with it*

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            Ah yes you do know them!
            *yay for being famous for my WINNER love* *its like you n FTI*

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            I’m famous for my FTI love???? Did not know that actually haha

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          Lol yes ofcourse you are! Ppl tagging u for having a claim on Hongki must have something to do with your known love for FTI πŸ˜€

          Sico n Block B, Kaybee n FTI and Muchi n WINNER is a thing you know πŸ™‚

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            Hahaha well I thought that was just cos it’s my profile picture haha πŸ˜›

            Well yes, but didn’t know other Beanies knew me and FTI was a thing, cos after all, I haven’t been active much here the past year and a ton of beanies don’t even know who I am lmao πŸ˜›

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            Ah well it could be that!

            Yeah there are new beanies who don’t know who you and I are… N I don’t know them but tis fine! Can’t go back to our crazy ol’ DB days!

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            True lol, I spent waaaayyyy too much time on DB back then, probably wouldn’t be wise to go back to that, considering rl also exists haha

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          I’m one of them. The Island dance practice drew me in. I loved the song and I particularly loved Mino’s dancing in that video.

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            So I suppose I should really thank Kaybee! Thank you.

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            Hehehhe yeah all credit for my WINNER fangirling goes to Kaybee!

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            *waves* Hi there! Awww, yeah Mino does have a lot of swag when he dances hehe. I’m so happy Muchie’s been converting so many Beanies with all her Winner posts ^^

            Haha well, I still think all credit goes to Muchie for all this new Winner love on DB, I haven’t even been around here lately, plus her love for them tops mine πŸ˜‰

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    Wow! That was amazing!

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      *thumbs up for having excellent taste in music* πŸ˜‰

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    I can’t watch it right now but I feel obligated to comment on this because it’s Yoon so… πŸ™‚

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Arrrgh it’s already 1:30 in the night! Oops O.o
Before I leave though…

#stantalentstankpop
Because nothing screams talent as much as random, improvised songs mostly about food. Obviously πŸ˜›

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#stantalentstankpop
Because not everyone knows that all the members sing. And also Seunghyun on acoustic guitar is life. Just sayin.
β€œI Confess” is one of their older songs, but co-composed by Jonghoon.

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#stantalentstankpop
This isn’t the best fancam in the world, but this is from the FTI concert I was at *not my fancam btw* Love Sick is their debut song and they remade it for their 10th anniversary with a different arrangement. Then at the concert they did a whole third version of it and I just LOVE it and their ability to rearrange a song over and over, making it sound different every time. They usually only perform their self-written/composed songs at concerts, but Love Sick still holds a special place because it skyrocketed them to instant fame *they literally broke a ton of records with their debut*
Sadly the fans kept singing along to the original version of the song during the entire first part *facepalm*

Random anecdote time: At one point during the show Jonghoon walked over and switched Jaejin and Seunghyun’s places making them stand right next to each other saying β€œoh look now they have a whole shirt” 😂

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    Hongki’s voice is so powerful!
    😂 It does look like someone took two shirts, ripped them in half, and sewed them together to make their shirts 😂

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      Ikr and he even had a cold at the time! Dude can sing like nobody’s business O.O
      It really does kekeke. Also they always just tease each other so much on stage and have so much fun, I love it. Like Seunghyun using crowd-hype to bully Hongki into singing their most hated song pffftttt *’twill forever be my favorite thing* 😂

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        Seunghyun sounds hilarious 😂 Which one is he?

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          He is haha, he’s the crazy 4D happy virus who they all fear will one day ruin him with his unpredictable comments pffffttttttttt 😂
          He’s the guitarist on the far left here hehe.
          I think I actually once shared a vid of that specific incident here on DB lol, lemme see if I can find it keke

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            *ruin them not him pffttt, altho that would obviously include himself so kinda works LOL

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          Ooh found it!
          Turns out it was two different things tho, sorta heh.

          http://www.dramabeans.com/members/kaybee/activity/330524/ : This is the vid I shared where he uses the audience to make Hongki do an aegyo ver of their song lmao

          And this is him bullying Hongki into singing I Wish, their most loathed song 😂
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih9H7aajWtg *starts at around 6:30*

          Maknae on Top keke πŸ˜›

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            That aegyo was so cringey! 😂
            I Wish is one of my favorite songs from them! I love the Latin style it has.
            I ended up watching the whole second video. Their banter is hilarious 😄 I laughed so hard when one was asking “do you want to hear this song?… Go look it up on youtube”😂

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            @raonah
            Hongki is such a aegyo-filled person, but he always says he doesn’t want to do it. And then proceeds to be the cutest (read: cringiest) bean ever pfffttttt.
            I really like the guitar in the beginning of the song, it sounds so pretty, but I’m really not a fan of their old non-selfcomposed songs lol. And I think Hongki just loathes it even more than other members cos of the embarrassing, weird dance he did for it hahaha 😂

            Ikr, I really wish I could see them live in SK or Japan one day and understand every word, cos they joke around so much on stage when it’s a language they speak 😄 They joked around sliiightly less in Paris cos well, errr, it all had to go through a translator lol!
            Hahahha yup, Seunghyun is comedy gold, it’s one of my fave moments of theirs πŸ˜›

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    FTI is amazing. Hong Kis voice is AMAZING. It’s a shame they aren’t as huge in Korea but their Japanese concerts are to die for. I have vocal envy.

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      They really are amazing!
      True, but at least Hongki is still huge in Korea and everyone knows who FTI is and a few of their old hit songs, even if they don’t know the other members or their selfcomposed songs. Plus, they’re like the biggest in Japan. So all in all still much better off than most groups ^^

      *the vocal envy be strong yes!*

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        Yes Hong ki is big in Korea. I’m just sad that alternative bands don’t get as huge. I think they declined a bit after they started writing their own stuff which I love way more. The are SO HUGE in Japan. I know that’s where they spend most of their time.

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          Mmmh same. There are so many rock groups I like that will probably never get huge. But at least The Koxx are getting more famous with their Unexpected Q gig, yay! Who knows, maybe FTI and others will help make rock more popular again one day.
          Yeah their songs and albums are usually chart toppers and they play really big venues there ^^ I think they’ve said they spend about half their time in SK and half in Japan, which makes sense considering their activities.

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            I also think in Japan they have more freedom to produce what they want than SK too.

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            @adieunoire They used to yeah, but lots have changed from their I Will album in 2015. Pretty sure they have full artistic freedom music-wise in SK now too. Hongki even has his own studio/producing crew thingy (lol sorry I forget the actual word for this in English pffttt) called Hong’s Tower. All their Korean songs 2015-now are self-composed, -written, etc., except for their Love Sick remake obviously πŸ™‚

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For a second I thought I was one comment away from 12.000 comments and got all shocked I\’d written that many when I haven\’t even been active much for like a year. Turns out it was the # of likes 😂

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My dramawatching and DB-ing urge is finally coming back. Just in time for my exam on Monday. Oh goody. I’ve been trying so hard to resist that urge, but while I’ve managed not to start a drama, do I actually end up reading? Nooooooo….
Instead I keep listening to Sungwoon’s Nell cover from KoMS over and over again while getting more and more emo cos it’s just so gooood and so heartfelt.
And of course then I had to go and listen to Seperation Anxiety, the album the song is from, cos well, Nell, and now I’m getting even more emo. Gosh. Such a silly bean. Really should go do some of that reading instead.

*replays vid for 1000th time* *oops?*

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    *steels self for the teasing Muchie and Sico will throw at her for THIS being the first DB post in a month* 🙈

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    I’ve listened to it before but didn’t post it ’cause I knew you will πŸ˜‰ . I felt proud that he sang his Sunbae song, Nell’s song are indeed emo *latest proof looking at you forever +1* , there’s just one thing bothering me : what with that flute, I don’t like that arrangement -_- .

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      Hehehehe thank you for letting me do the honours πŸ˜‰ He’s so addicted to sad ballads, I’m not surprised he sang a Nell song, especially since it coincides with their unit promos and his voice suits their songs really well too! Yeah, I can’t even think of a single song of theirs that isn’t sad kekeke.
      I didn’t mind it much here, but then I mostly just focus on his voice 😂 But tbh the reason I stopped wathing KoMS is cos I really don’t like the band. They have a tendency to make songs sound the same and kind of annoying?

      How did you like Forever +1 btw? I really loved the last minute, but I wish they’d blended their voices more before that last part, it sounded a bit too seperate to me before they started harmonizing.

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        “I can’t even think of a single song of theirs that isn’t sad” : Ocean of light, Perfect, Newton’s apple, and no offense intended it’s just the title : could you shut up for a minute ?
        But I must admit yay most of their songs are sad, but not just sad, it’s sad , comforting, inspiring, soothing, oh and so much more , they’re Nell <3 .

        I've listened to some songs from YT suggestions for KoMS and I was annoyed by that flute and guessed they made similar arrangements ^^' , I haven't watched it and then let's say I don't like Kim GuRa MC style so I was never tempted to watch that program ^^'.

        I liked Forever+1, it got that Nell vibe but then it's a boyband matter due to having several singers : it's like A sings, B sings, C sings and then A,B and C sings. I made an mp3 of the guide song by JongWan, it's only 1min but it's my fav' version of all =P .

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          Ahh yeah, it was just more of a “off the top of my head” kinda thing hehe, I don’t listen quite as much to Nell as you do I think ^^
          Mmmh, it’s like their own brand of sad that isn’t just sad, but other things at the same time as well.

          KoMS is in many ways a great program that I love, but after having bingewatched it a lot way back when, the band got on my nerves and the talking sections started to get boring when it was about people I didn’t know lol, so now I just ff through eps when I know someone I like is in it.

          I really liked Woon’s eps tho, they gathered a lot of good singers in an attempt to end the current queen’s long reign. Which also made me extra proud that Woon go to round 3, cos most idols don’t even get past round 1 and hardly ever past round 2, yet he went up against a really good singer in 2 and still won. And the guy who won over him in the even won over the current queen + Woon hadn’t even prepared a song for round 3 and still sang well, so like *is a happy (and fangirling) clam :P*

          I feel like Zico and Dynamic Duo managed to blend the members’ voices better and I think that’s bc Nell just isn’t used to making songs for more than one singer. I don’t actually know if they’ve ever done it before, but I don’t think they have? So it’s unfamiliar to them and thus harder for them to arrange.

          Hehehe well the one with Woon is obv my fave πŸ˜‰ But I actually like the fancams of their live from the Day 1 concert much better than the studio ver (probably cos Woon had a cold when they recorded it) and more than the official live which was shot on Day 3 it seems, their voices sounded kinda tired :/
          I’ve loved their voices together since Downpour, I hope we get an actual Downpour reunion, aka with Jaehwan, some time.

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            *it’s happening again* *the replies are getting longer every time* 😂

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            haha a longer reply indeed ^^, I’ll try to reply to all.
            I have always listened quite often to Nell with some “off” time when I go back to other artists but then it’s like a cycle with bands I like.

            About KoMS, I’ve always thought it would be a program nice to watch to try to guess the singer , then reality is I see it on soompi with the identity already revealed , but when I listen to the song, I can’t help saying “of course it’s him, how can you not recognize his voice ?” (Roy Kim, JaeHwan, and some other) . Also I don’t know that much singers that well to recognize their voices, so I’m glad soompi news exists haha x) . Glad that he advanced till round 3, he does sing very well πŸ™‚ .

            They said it was their first time working with a boyband, also they decided the song repartition quite late in the process because JongWan seemed to be quite a perfectionist (which doesn’t surprise me haha), so for a first challenge they did quite well ^^ . Honestly I’m more happy having seen them in a K show than having another WO song ^^’ .

            I don’t have enough music knowledge to notice how their voices sound different between the recording and the live,or day1 and day3, I trust you on that one πŸ˜‰ . Also you know JaeHwan is my fav’, so I can’t say no to a Downpour reunion =P

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            @kudoran
            Haha yeah that’s me with my fave artists. It used to be a cycle of Western artists like Billy Joel, late-era Beatles, Rufus Wainwright, but now it’s more like FTI, Zico, Park Hyo Shin etc hahaha.
            Also I get voice obsessions and clearly my current one is a tiny fluffy cloud pfffttt

            It’s sooooo hard to guess the singers when you don’t soompi or yt comment hints tbh LOL. Especially since a lot of the contestants aren’t actually pro singers. The most I usually managed to guess was whether or not someone was actually a singer and whether or not, if they were, they were idols/had idol training.

            Yeah I watched the XCon eps, poor boys had like no time to practice lol! Apparently Jongwan makes singers do the takes all over from the beginning every time instead of redoing just the part that wasn’t okay, I had no idea he did that, but it might be one of the reasons their songs are so emotional, bc it’s sung in one take and thus you get into it more.
            Hahhhaa I can imagine! I’m thrilled my fave members got to work with Nell, plus hearing them sing more lines lol. But also yes, it was just such a delight to see Nell on a show! I love how savage they were πŸ˜›

            Hahaha mianhae 🙈
            I knew you wouldn’t say no to that πŸ˜‰
            I really hope we’ll get a Jaehwan-Woon duet, they keep saying they want one and their voices sound sooooo good together, but it never happen*sad bean*

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            I know it’s really hard to recognize voices *I’m not able to recognize voices of boyband, always thankful towards YT coloured lyrics video haha*.

            I watched an old video of Sunggyu talking about working with Nell for his solo album and saying it was really hard since he had to repeat again and again. It reminded of Haha struggling with Zion.T (such a perfectionist O_o) during Infinite challenge music festival in 2015.

            About Xcon they were savage, shy and unexpectedly cute he clapped while still holding his cup, I mean how can I resist to such clumsy, cute guy with glasses… I can’t <3

            We can hope for a collab after their disband, but it's most likely not going to happen :S .

            Also you cannot post about Nell, JaeHwan, Roy Kim (and well I won't quote all my fav' bands) w/o expecting me to upvote or comment as well =P , anyway thank you it's always a pleasure to see posts about Nell ^^

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            @kudoran
            Yeah I heard that about Sunggyu as well, poor guy haha
            Oh yeah, can definitely see Zion.T being a perfectionist.

            They were adorable and funny! I really wish we could see more of them on tv hehe.

            Actually even tho JBJ disbanded, Taehyun and Sanggyun just released a duet. And since Taehyun is from the same group/agency as Woonie, I don’t think there’d be any problem from that side. Their agency seems pretty laid back and focused on the artistic side of things and on their artists’ happiness, so I doubt they’d block a duet. Dunno about CJ E&M tho :/

            Hehehehe I will make sure to remember that if I ever need to up my number of likes 😂 *jk*
            Anyways *fistbump for mentioning Roy Kim*
            *and is now kinda curious as to what your full fave list would look like*

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            I saw the duet of Taehyun and Sanggyun, again thanks Soompi . I don’t know the agencies well, let’s hope CJ E&M will let it happen ^^ .

            My list of fav’ has changed when my hard drive died, so there are artists I couldn’t listen to as often as I did (+ was lazy to do again the full process of getting the music : Urban zakapa, acoustic collabo, Youhna and others) .
            Here are artists/bands I listen the most often to (no ranking) : 10cm, AKMU, Bolbbalgan4, Busker Busker, Jang Beom June (he’s from Busker Busker), Clazziquai, Ibadi, Jung Sung Ha, Loveholic, Nell, Roy Kim, Soran , Yiruma.
            Then I listen to other artists, drama ost, kpop, depending on my mood and YT suggestions haha, also keeping up with kpop is too hard haha x)

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            @kudoran
            Oooh 10cm and Jang Beom June!! You’ve got good taste hehehe πŸ˜‰
            Lol yeah I like so many artists, I could never keep up with them all especially since I like both indie and mainstream ones lol. Tis hard work 😄

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            thank you ^^ , may I ask you who are your fav’ indie artists/bands , same with mainstream πŸ™‚ ?

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            Ahhhh this is gonna be a long list I feel hahahah. I’ll try keke

            The ones you prroobbably already know/we just talked about them haha: FTI, Winner (EXIT era and Yoon/Mino non-Winner stuff mostly), Roy Kim, Nell, 10cm, Jang Beom June, Zico (and some Block B), Zion.T, Park Hyo Shin

            The rest: Duetto, Drunken Tiger/Tiger JK, Jeong Jinwoon, Drug Restaurant, E-Sens, Primary, Kim Doo Soo, Kyuhyun, MC the Max, Mad Clown, old Mamamoo stuff, Nu’est, Kim Kak Sung, Kkakku, Lee Moon Sae

            Random songs here and there: The Koxx, Jun Bum Sun and The Yangbans, The Solutions, Ruvin, P-Type, Oohyo, Kim Feel, Lee Juck

            Aannnnddd I’m gonna stop here cos otherwise it’s gonna get really really long LOL. Generally I don’t really listen to artists’ whole catalogue, but go picking songs from here and there a lot lol.
            I spammed a bunch of indie songs on my wall a little while back btw, if you’re interested. They were mostly of the more indie/relaxed vibe cos Beanies seem to like that most, although also some rock and more happy songs, but yeah, there are some good artists there with like next to no recognition.

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            wow thank you ^^ I know some of them. I’ll listen to it later this week, that will be a change in my playlist haha. I’ve listened to Winner latest album several times after its release, I like it a lot esp. “air” πŸ™‚

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            It’s a very, errr, ecclectic list lol, cos I pretty much listen to all genres except heavy metal. So there’s everything from slow indie songs to hiphop in the list I just gave you haha.

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            I just found this, sharing it in case you haven’t listened to it yet πŸ™‚
            https://twitter.com/withMBC/status/1009299807217709056

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            @kudoran Thank you so much! ^^ I already saw it this morning actually haha. I can’t believe they even made the time to make a comparison like that, yet didn’t even post a single thing about the change in queen/king pffftttt. I’m seriously starting to believe their rumor that the MBS tweeter is a gureumdan 😂

            Also, I now kinda want them to do an actual collab with them both singing. *welcome to Kaybee’s Impossible Collabs Dream Factory* *this has been Impossible Collab Dream #838830307*

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            “Impossible Collab Dream” haha ^^ ,
            well and what if I say that among my fav’ bands 3 of them already disbanded T_T , that’s my type of dream : Impossible Comeback :S , the hardest one is Loveholic since the vocalist hasn’t been active since ages , one of my fav’ female voice #impossiblecomebackdreamIhadsincetoomanyyears
            side note : 10cm is now a one man band, hoping he won’t stop doing music

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            also about your impossible collab dream it’s possible, for example with shows like Yoo Hee Yeol sketchbook πŸ˜‰
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_lLMe19bF4

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            @kudoran
            Oooh no, yeah that’s a bad one to have lol. Ahhh I don’t even know who Loveholic is!
            Yeah I know, I’m so sad 10cm isn’t a duo anymore *sniffles*

            Ooohh I didn’t know he’d sung this with Ha Dongqn! Thanks for linking it! And yeah haha, I guess one day, maybe, it could be possible. And Nell really seemed to love Woonie’s voice, so who knows heh.

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            I think my most impossible Dream Collab yet is probably Woozi, Woon, Yoon and Yoongi in one unit. Like. That would never ever happen. It would be awesome though. Especially since they all write and compose songs. And no one’s a weak link in terms of singing/rapping or dancing. I really really needs this collab to happen…. *why do I always come up with these impossible collabs whyyyyy*

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    That was lovely. It always makes me laugh a little though to see people perform these sad ballads wearing the crazy masks 😄

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For the first time in ages I was in the mood for kdramas yesterday. Today I’m not anymore. Only managed to get Pretty Noona ep 3 done and then try out Rich Man, which is a pretty terrible drama btw and not even Jaejin is enough to convince me to finish ep 1.
I feel like I’ve been in a drama slump foreveeerrr…..
Back to music and variety for my Korean language fix I guess lol.

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*when you’re being greedy and buy both mandus and a Japanese ramen at the food market and end up having to throw some out* 😭

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*casually saunters in and plops down on floor*
*starts snacking*

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    *wonders what you’re snacking on* *is hungry*

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      *hands over imaginary bowl of Bugles*

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        *had to look up Bugles* *sounds yum* *accepts, thanks*

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          Since you are a Bugle beginner, you should know that at some point in your snacking you must put a bugle on each finger and pretend you are a witch with long pointy fingernails. I believe this is in the official code of snacking.

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            *nods head*

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            I dare not break that official code then. *all four fingers + one thumb are now looking like those of a witch*

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            I was thinking this exact thing. 😆

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            @greenfields I wish I could send you some Bugles, as they so fully encapsulate my culture’s snack food. Highly processed corn extruded into salty crunchy goodness that compels consumers to eat excessively and with whimsical ceremony.

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          *tis very yummy yes*

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    Hiya!! Missed seeing you around. 😊

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      Hi!! ^^ Aww I miss being here too πŸ™‚
      I just keep not being in a drama mood, so don’t have much to talk about here atm lol

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        I have only really been on the Beanie wall. Recaps not at all lately. My drama watching has slowed as well, basically watching a single drama at a time. Now that My Ahjussi is over I must find another show to filll that void.

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          I just keep being like “nope not tonight, I cannot handle all the feeeeeeliiings” lol, so I end up watching variety or going on a kpop binge instead pffftt

          I actually did a project of making playlists for each kpop gen’s most important names… And finished it…. That’s how non-drama-watching I’ve been haha

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    Hi! *passes you a melona bar to snack on*

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    *just had a sad lil dinner*
    *would like to have what you are having*

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      *imaginary snack: bugles*
      *rl pre-dinner: ryebread with cheese*
      LOL

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        *has never tried bugle though from the convo above it sounds yummy*
        *ryebread with cheese is not my thing*

        *has cheeseballs in the room*
        *shall just stare at it cuz need to not be snacking at odd hours*
        *Mino is my motivation* πŸ˜›

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          *tis yummy yes*
          *then don’t come to Denmark* *it’s like the most common lunch probably lol* *also I’m pretty sure we’re not talking about the same ryebread cos Danes are the only ones who have this kind of ryebread*

          *is jealous*
          *ha!*
          *Mino would be so proud pffftt*

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            *Actually haven’t had ryebread either but I am not much of a bread fan in general* *so* *but I do want to come to Denmark*
            *makes sad faes*
            *wont Kaybee get me food that is not ryebread if I come visit you*
            *unni aegyo in full force*

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            @obsessedmuch You have not tasted bread until you’ve tasted ryebread. It has NOTHING to do with any other kind of bread. At all. Tis delicious. Like I get tired of most other bread cos it’s basically just useless fluff that leaves you hungry again in 10 mins and doesn’t have much taste. But ryebread is yummm.
            *yas! come to DK!*
            *she will hahahaha* *but she might make you taste it just once :P*
            *pfffttttt* *didn’t know unnie had aegyo*

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        *ooh okay that sounds promising*
        *gotta taste this ryebread then*
        *And ofcourse unni has aegyo* *she just lets the dongsaengs be cute cuz she is the unni*
        *sorry, just one dongsaeng… our maknae doesnt want to be cute*

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          *yasssss* *success*
          *awwww*
          *hahahahah true*
          *don’t think any of you can beat at me at it* *is used to being the youngest kekeke*

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You guysssss, I think hallyu might slowly be making it’s way to Denmark!!

Exhibit A: While shopping I heard them play BoA’s One Shot Two Shot in between a bunch of Western stuff. I have never ever heard a Korean song played anywhere here before unless I’m the one playing it lol.

Exhibit B: I found a food stall for Korean food! Which doesn’t seem like much, but it’s beyond hard to find Korean food here. I think this might be the only place I’ve seen, actually. Just some decades ago the only Asian food you could get here was Chinese lol, so this is HUGE. (And it was tasty. Very tasty. And they played old Shinee songs on the tv in background *is not ashamed to have recognized which songs even without the audio*)

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    here, people might not all be receptive yet, but they have become aware. there WILL be a breaking point when they will stop listening to the snobby local radio djs who are allstrong kpop haters, and decide on their own.

    we have several korean restaurants here, but they are really far from my house so IΒ΄ve never gone. I hear that Gotsu is always filled with people, it is a store and a restaurant in Tallinn.

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      Most of the time when I mention I listen to Korean music people automatically assume it’s either Gangnam Style, or if they’re slightly more aware, people who can’t sing dancing around in silly costumes to pop songs. So… not that aware generally haha πŸ˜›

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Ugh Jin Ah’s mom is so frustrating! It’s her own fault even, raising her daughter to see herself as less, ofc that’s gonna attract idiots like Kyumin 😑

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FT Island\’s new Japanese album is out, but I still haven\’t listened to it cos I can\’t find it anywhere *le sigh* Guess I\’ll have to buy the physical cd to listen to it, but that could take a while -.-

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Finished ep 2 of Pretty Noona and really liking it so far! So many badass moments for the women! That outfit, that smack! Ahhh so satisfying! Go Jin Ah!

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Pretty Noona ep 2 halfway: on top of everything else he’s a man who knows how to say sorry???
*Ahem* Cashier? I’d like one to go, please! 😅

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    That also caught my attention!! “wait…did…he…just…apologize??” lol

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      Tis a sad world we live in when something like this gets our attention LOL

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Just finished ep 1 of Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food and they actually TALK to each other, instead of just misunderstand. Wow. I\’m so loving this trend in cable romance dramas πŸ˜€

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I saw a comment on a Kim Bum Soo vid saying it was sad to see how underrated he was, because all the comments there said they came bc of some idol’s cover. I guess they’ve never heard of Kim Na Park Lee LOL *imagines Kim Bum Soo sitting in an expensive apartment laughing hysterically at the thought of people calling him underrated :P*

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    I laughed so hard at your last sentence! 😂

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      Kekeke
      Sometimes I just can’t with the people who think that Korean artists’ popularity is automatically low, even domestically, just because intl k-pop fans don’t know who they are LOL 😂

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        😂😂 like when an older actor shoots to stardom among intl fans and they think he has been unknown until they discovered him while he has been a famous theater or household name for 20 years!

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          Hahah ikr! It’s like they just can’t imagine someone they haven’t heard of before being famous pfffttt

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