aanjali: (Sho)
Guys, I need to tell you something... really and I'm being serious.
You HAVE TO watch the Korean drama Soulmate, even if you're not a K-Drama fan!
You may not know but I'm really picky when it comes to K-Dramas, they tend to drag a lot towards the end and there are few that I love.
But this one is damn good and shame on Koreans who didn't like it è__é

Some of the most touching and funny scenes I've ever seen are in this drama.
Great characters who have real personalities and great acting job.
FUCKING PERFECT OST that completely fits the atmosphere of the story.
Definitely one of the most original and best dramas I've seen so far.

If you want the OST: Disc 1 - Disc 2
There are 2 discs for each

I'm tempted to post some MVs but no, if you've never seen the drama and watch them, they'll spoil everything.
So if you plan to watch Soulmate, watch the MVs after!
Tip: all the episodes are downloadable here.


Mar. 25th, 2010 03:12 pm
aanjali: (04)
Songs of the week, well mid-week actually...
When I love a song, I tend to repeat it a loooot.
Right now it's (not in order):

- 너 때문에 (Because of You) by After School

- 너 때문에 (Because of You) by F.Cuz

- 잘못했어 (I was wrong) by 2AM

2 songs named "Because of You" in the list hahaha~
People, give a chance to F.Cuz, they have a lot to show I think.
aanjali: (06)
OK, I have new fandoms and some who are coming back XD

Let's begin with Epik High, their comeback but without Tukutz, trying the rock genre.
They've done well, Run and Jabeum are definitely awesome songs!

Then, Brian is back with a brand new single not on his 2nd album.
It's actually a Korean version of Jason Derulo's song but has the same title "In my Head".
The MV is a bit disappointing because it's just like one of his stage performance.

Following there is... F.Cuz!
I discovered them yesterday only with their new single No One.
Since I lived this one, I decided to watch their other MV and their stage performances.
The perfs of Jiggy are beyond awesome! XD
They change their clothes for each of them.

And who's back too? Arashi with Troublemaker.
The stop motion process was really a nice idea.
I got the same feeling than the 1st time I watched their Happiness PV, it's fun to watch.

Ahhhh, definitely too much love to give~
aanjali: (Epik High)
Isn't this awesome?

I was a bit sceptic about the rock style but it actually fits the song and the atmosphere of the song.
I love the fact that Mithra is goes less high than Blo when he jumps ♥
One of the saddest MV I've seen I think...

Now, I'm waiting for my copy.
I don't think I'll get one of the 100 posters though ç__ç

Here are some links to download the MV:
1280x720 mp4 version
720x280 avi version

aanjali: (06)
I've preordered Epik High upcoming album and from the teaser they released I think the album will sound different.
It's not bad actually because Tukutz's not here, they can't really do the same music without him and I guess they're also experimenting new stuff.
That's why I like Epik High, they're daring and don't always choose the easy way, that's what we call artists.

Run will be the first track they'll release with a MV and the chorus part is definitely rock-styled.
Tablo even wears eyeliner and they got the rock attitude, yay~
My favorite parts are when they're jumping, Mithra goes less high than Blo, that's sooooo cute ♥

And one thing we noticed with [livejournal.com profile] naesa_chan13 that the MV features... Infinite, the band Epik High's gonna launch!
Watch closely the boy who's boxing and then, this the one closest to the camera, it's definitely the same person.
I also spotted 2 others Infinite boys, the one with blond hair (but he has short black hair in the MV I think) and the one next to Mithra.

What can we conclude from this MV and short extract of the track?
Well, Infinite MAY be a rock group then, and they seem to be able to play instruments...
Anyway, we'll see but i can't wait to see them debuting!

Oh, and there's also a comic preview for Run, here!
aanjali: (01)
Today like everyday, I checked D-Addicts and I saw a JPop Suki thread so I was wondering if something had happened on that tracker since there have been huge changes on D-Addicts.
So now, I know you need to be invited to download via this tracker and miraculously, I had registered on their new tracker while it was opened so I have an account.
For those you'd like an invite, I'm sorry, I'm just a "user" and haven't seeded enough to send the 2 invites I have, maybe later ^__^

Today, I also discovered SeoulFM and I really like this radio station, they play everything I like and you can make requests via their Twitter!
So I tried and asked for Epik High's Fan and they played it for me.
It's funny because when it comes to K-Music, I really listen all kinds of genres and artists, which is not the case for J-Music.
I love some of Johnny's Ent. groups, Kanjani8 being the first in my personnal ranking, and very few others.
There's not this one monopole by one company in Korea though we can't denied that there's competition.

So, I could listen to the radio while doing some housework.
I plugged my wireless headphone base on my laptop and could go here and there in the house.
And I have to confess... I love SHINee's Ring Ding Dong ç___ç
I can't help it, I love everything about this song, rythm, the guys' voices...
Oh, SeoulFM is back live, I've just requested 잊지 말아요 (Don't Forget) by Baek Ji Young

And most importantly, drama spree is back, yeah baby!
I'm still watching Smile, you but I've also begun some old ones.
The first is a J-Drama called "Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai wo Sakebu" and god, I'd never thought I'd cry like that!
The story isn't really original, not at all actually but the way it's narrated and the whole atmosphere is deeply touching.
*(Ahhhhhh, 잊지 말아요 is playiiiiiiiiiing! Sorry for the spazz XD)*

The 2nd one is Korean, it's "Time Between Dog and Wolf".
Since I'm really liking Jung Kyung Ho right now, I decided to watch it.
I couldn't before before I had seen him in I'm Sorry I Love You and hated his character from all my heart (yeah, I know it's stupid).
When I watched the 1st episode, I immediately recognized Bangkok and spent half of the time remembering how great it was when I was there and the other half wondering when I'd see my Jung Kyung Ho eye candy XD
*(Wow, I'm totally discovering After School's talent thanx to SeoulFM!)*

On a more serious note, I'll now be working on Saturdays T.T
It's ok coz I'll be teaching English to a 12 year-old boy in my village ^^
*(Ohhhhh, Wedding Dress by Taeyang playing ♥♥♥)*

It's 3:20am, goin' to bed now!


Feb. 26th, 2010 04:54 pm
aanjali: (04)
I know I'll ineluctably forget this url...

This is to listen to SeoulFM on internet, I use iTunes but you can also use Winamp too.

Again & Again of 2PM is playing right now, I feel so sad for Hottests from all over the world.
I don't consider myself as a hard-core fan but I liked the group, they were original.
Oh, Intro + Heartbeat now, are they on a 2PM row cos of all this 2PM drama?

Hottests, I can only support you and I hope the truth can be put into light AT LAST!
I completely lost my faith in JYPE, they're a bunch of opportunists, liars and hypocrites, they hid too much from the fans.

Also, what strikes me the most is that nobody from JYPE (JYP or artists) is talking about the issue, they should say something instead of closing all their minihoompy, I mean fans feel betrayed, they wanna know, JYPE should play fair and square with them.

Gonna update tonight (maybe) on dramas and other more trivial things (or not).
aanjali: (TOP)

Je vous présente mon coup de cœur 2009, cette chanson a totalement emporté mon petit cœur ç__ç
Le coup de foudre a été immédiat après avoir écouté la preview absolument géniale dans Where U at?
En fait, je voulais faire la trad juste pour ne pas perdre la main et parce que... oui... j'aime ça traduire.
Finalement, ça n'a pas été un exercice très intéressant, la chanson utilisant des mots très simples, pas trop de défi.
Mais bon, je la mets ici quand même, on sait jamais.

Vous pouvez admirer le talent de Yong Bae qui tient là sa meilleure choré je pense.
On reconnaît clairement le style Shaun Evaristo ♥

Encore une fois, c'est juste la traduction mais par contre, c'est de la HQ.

Vidéo protégée par mot de passe, se référer ici pour l'obtenir.
Si vous avez déjà les accès, cliquez ici.

aanjali: (05)
I wanna talk about one of my first loves, India and Indian cinema.
If you've ever been to India, you surely know that what you see in Bollywood films is far from the real life there but also that Bollywood is a huge part in the Indian way of life.

My favourite Indian director has always been Karan Johar, 2 of my fav Bolly films are Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham were directed by him but I really didn't like Kabhie alvida Naa Kehna, the story lacked a lot imo.

Now, Johar is back with a new film with SRK and Kajol in the lead roles... at last!
I'm so gonna buy this DVD, I hope it's good, at least the trailer looks nice.
And SRK and Kajol just look gorgeous, I can't wait to see it.

aanjali: (06)
I changed my 1st post banner because the colors of the BSX ad go better with my header, yeah just for this simple reason ^^

Last week, I went to see Avatar... at last.
The 3D experience was incredible but I think it's really not the movie to see when you've never tested the 3D glasses...
It took me a long time to get used to these damn glasses, first because I have a perspective problem so it wasn't easy for me, and since I have a tiny asian nose (XD), the big glasses kept sliding.
Anyway, it was great and I don't care if the story is like a copy of Pocahontas, it was really beautiful!

I've begun to read Tablo's Pieces of you, it's really well written... it's Tablo of course.
I'm in the middle of the 2nd story right now and I thinking about using some passages of the book for my English classes.
Well yeah, Tablo's writting style is good, full of poetry and there are feelings in the stories.

Today's Lunar new year's eve in France and I'm doing nothing in particular.
It's strange because when I was living in England, I used to celebrate it with some Asian friends, we cooked a lot of things...
This year, I think I'm gonna prepare some stuff by myself, maybe I'll go to Paris to see the festivities, I don't know.

Fangirly speaking... I watched eps 7, 8, 9 and 10 of 0 Goshitsu no Kyaku.
This drama is really simple but very original so I like it a lot.
And the way how the next guests are introduces is well done, I can't wait to see Hina's eps now!

Bloody Monday 2 is waaaaaaay better than season 1 imo!
Well, for the moment... I've just watched the first 2 eps for the moment.
Miura's acting is better, thanks god cuz I was beginning to wonder if he was really an actor >.>
There's no idle-times and the ends of each episode are great.

I finished to watch Smile, damn that one was loooooooong!
The story was good, I mean the drama talked about real problems but I got so bored.

That was for the Japanese side, now Korean time!
And of course, I'm gonna talk a bit about Smile, you!!
This drama is just great, you experience a whole range of emotions xhen you watch it.
Anger, hatred, joy, happiness, laugh, romantism, cheesiness, passion, cries... in almost each episode.
It's definitely my fav K-Drama with My Girl (Korean version of course).

Oh, I recently watched Cass new CF, you know the long version with YEH and Nichkhun and i discovered "Tik Tok" and... I love the song! ♥
I had never listened to ot before and seriously, I was soooooo wrong.

I still haven't finished to watch all the X-Man eps I have but I can see the end!
In some of the last eps, there's Baek Ji Young and I want to be friend with her, she looks so funny!
When I could see her in the background while the camera was on others, she was really having fun with the other candidates, she was talking and taking in her arms the younger Japanese/Korean idol (?) Ayumi, so sweet.

I also watched a big part of the videos on the Map The Soul Youtube account...
Seriously, those guys are hilarious and I now present you my new alarm message.
Tablo posted a pic a Tukutz few days ago, he was on vacation and came to the studio to say hello to the others.
At the moment, I realized that I really miss him in the group, so if you feel the same, just watch that XD

Sorry for no LJ cut, and I leave you with this.
Oh and just... I need to say that... K8 are getting their first national TV show! ♥
aanjali: (06)
I though it'd talke time for my mapthesoul.com package to come because there was no news on the website but the EMS guy rang my bell this morning.
That a fucking good surprise!

Here are the things I bought:


There's Tablo's book, Pieces of You, it was more simple to order from map the soul instead of yesasia or Hanbooks.
And on the left, the Map the Soul Album chich is more like a book actually.
This album was first made for international fans so it's bilingual.
There are pictures, texts describing their life... a very nice object.

So if you live abroad (meaning not in Korea), you can easily order from their website.
Just use IE and not FF and unblock pop-up cuz you need them to proceed to the payment.
If you're not sure about what to do exactly cuz the information given on their board can be very confusing, you can ask me, no problem ^^

I'm really glad it came so fast and I already know what I'll order next from them!
And for those who'd like to know, I didn't pay a lot: 53,000 won EMS shipping included
aanjali: (Epik High)
It's been a long time, this time I'm back with some Epik High graphics.
As you can see, there's no text on the icons, I mostly worked on the coloring this time.

If you're interested to read my impressions when I saw Epik High live in Cannes few days ago, check that out!


I'm a Soul Mapper )

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+ Do NOT modify icons/banners
+ Please credit if used
+ Comments are ♥
aanjali: (06)
My K-Pop addiction managed to make me forget a bit about my Johnny's addiction, I have to confess...
Now, groups like BIG BANG, 2NE1 or Epik High have a bigger place than Arashi, TOKIO, Kinki Kids and SMAP in my life.
But when I watch some Kanjani8 perfs of TV shows, I'm all excited and I've realized I'll never stop fangirlize over those guys, they're too precious to me =3

If I had to choose only one fandom on each side, I'd definitely keep Kanjani8 for the Japanese side and BIG BANG would be their Korean counterpart.
But I have to say that my love for Epik High is growing more and more every day and I can't wait for MYK's solo album!

And Tablo is a genius.
This is something he wrote on Twitter, a blonote as he calls them.

"A period that shed a tear becomes a comma; a comma that gathers its tear becomes a period."

I have my own interpretation of this sentence, maybe you have yours too and we can share ^^

I understand it this way:
When you can't turn the page after a painful experience, when you can't forget something, you just can't put a period at the end of your story because it's still hurting, for you it's not the end yet, you may cry a lot again and again and it seems endless... You definitely can't put a period and begin another story.
Then, when you feel better, when you're able to heal and maybe forget those painful times, you dry your tears and you can end the story peacefully, you don't need to remember the past anymore, you don't suffer anymore like before, you're able to move forward and to put a period at the end of that particular story to begin a new one.
aanjali: (Epik High)
Oh, I've just realized I didn't show you something important, guys.
It totally rocks and I'm proud of my new title given by JK himself!

aanjali: (Epik High)

I wondered for a long time whether I should write this entry in French or in English.
In the end, I chose English because I wanna share this with everyone in the world XD

As you may know, I went to Cannes to see Epik High few days ago.

This will be long, very loooong... I hope you've got some time! )
aanjali: (Ryo)
Ok, now I can say it because it's confirmed!
In 2 weeks... TWO WEEKS... I'm gonna see Epik High in live!

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] newscasterbambi we have invites to see Epik High (and f(x) but I don't really care XD) showcase in Cannes at the end of the month!

I can't believe I'm gonna see and maybe talk (and I do hope so) with Epik High members!
Too bad Tukutz won't be there (he's entered the army few months ago).

So, yes, I'm going to Cannes with [livejournal.com profile] cheshire_noneko[livejournal.com profile] naesa_chan13 and [livejournal.com profile] newscasterbambi!!!
I don't even know the town, doesn't matter...

Train tickets are bought, apartment is booked, everything's ok!





If you don't know their music, you can start with "Fan", awesome song!
aanjali: (TOP)

So it's a new year, another one and I hope it's gonna be better than 2009 which hella sucked!

I can't sleep tonight because today a friend of mine called me and gave some VERY good news!
So I don't wanna talk about right now cause it's not 100% sure but believe me, it's HUGE!

Dec. 27th, 2009 01:12 am
aanjali: (Ryo)
aanjali: (04)
I'm chilled to the bones, really!
It's so cold here, it's even snowing now.
Snow is fun when you see it when you wake and then you realize you have to go to work...
But it wasn't the case for me today ah ah ah XD
I'm free until Monday but I'm preparing my next lessons for my students.

Tonight, I realized I used to write pretty often some months ago.
Maybe I'm too busy with my classes and my dramas~~~
Oh, I'm re-watching "My Girl", the SBS Korean drama, it's still awesome.
The Lee Da Hae and Lee Dong Wook couple is just perfect, I hope I can see them reunited in another drama one day.
"My Girl" is my favourite K-Dramas, one of my favourite dramas actually.
Now, "Smile, you" is on the same way, I love that drama too!

Hey, have you listened to Super Junior's "Sorry, Sorry - Answer"?
I think they could do 10 remix of that song, I'd love them all.
Their voices are really no joke and I fell in love with Yesung again~
It's funny because I didn't really like him when I discovered the group.
Kyu Hyun's voice is also astonishing, he's just went up in my personnal ranking.

I have so many things to watch on my HD...
AST has released subs for the Yatterman movie.
I have to catch up with Arashi's TV shows.
East of Eden is eating my life, so is X-Man.
And I need to finish some other dramas i've begun.

Oh I read that Aoi's gonna play in a new movie!
I can't wait to see it cause I love that girl, she's so cute >_<

I needed to share it XD
Wanna laugh again, watch SS501 speaking English on Youtube!

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