Friday Fun: Unnies (언니쓰) – “Right?” (맞지?)

Happy Friday, Twinkles~!

I bet you’re surprised to hear from me before my self-imposed September comeback, huh? 😉

Although I’m still dealing with Real Life in all its various shades of joys and struggles, I just couldn’t resist sharing with you something that’s been giving me great joy these past couple of months.

There’s a new girl group in K-pop, and Unnies is making a name for itself! Not only is this newbie group comprised of seven extremely talented women in their respective professions, the members span an unprecedented age range from the teens to the forties! The variety show world–despite the sometimes lackluster ratings–has been rocked with mirth and warm fuzzies as these women bond together to forge the newest K-pop girl group, and now they are taking the K-pop industry by storm! At least I think so! And if the music charts can be believed, so does the rest of the K-pop world! 😉

So…since sharing is caring, I wanted to share with you something that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and a light skip or two to your hearts! And if you follow the Sister’s Slam Dunk Season 2 show, the “extras” in the music video are going to have you chuckling in appreciation! 🙂 Continue reading Friday Fun: Unnies (언니쓰) – “Right?” (맞지?)

News: Going on a Temporary Hiatus

Dear Twinkles,

From time to time, real life takes up so much time that my playtime in Kdramaland gets affected. Boo~! Today is such a time. Double boo~!

For the next few months, probably until the end of summer, I’ll be going on a hiatus–a temporary one–so I hope you’ll stick around and patiently wait for my return. 🙂

In the meanwhile, NewKDramaAddict will still be posting her “Movie Monday” posts over at her website (here) as real life allows her. 🙂

Until September then, my dear Twinkles…~!

Friday Fun: Kim Ji Soo (김지수) – “Dream All Day”

This week’s Friday Fun is dedicated to all you Twinkles who love to frolic in Kdramaland with Park Seo Joon! The music video seems to encapsulate the typical Kdrama fan’s dream, wouldn’t you say? 😉

Enjoy! Continue reading Friday Fun: Kim Ji Soo (김지수) – “Dream All Day”

News: The Battleship Island (2017)

Let me first preface this post by confessing that I just got home from a 3-hour evening lecture, so I’m feeling a bit drained. I make no promises of complete coherence in this post. 😉

Barring certain lapses in coherent English, though, I just couldn’t resist sharing with you a trailer that I saw earlier today. Truthfully, I almost jumped out of my skin when I saw it during my lunch break.

You ready to see why, despite my tiredness and resolution to only blog on Fridays and Sunday evenings, I caved and am now blogging on a Wednesday night when I should already be asleep or at least getting ready to sleep? 😛

Get prepared to scream, Twinkles~! Some of our favorite eye candies are heading to the big screen in a historical movie of epic proportions, one that is clearly determined to wring out every last vestige of tears in our bodies if the trailer is any indication!

Doubt me? Take a look at this trailer and see for yourself…  Continue reading News: The Battleship Island (2017)

Friday Fun: Jeong Eun Ji (정은지) – “You’re My Garden” (그대란 정원) from Strong Woman Do Bong Soon OST (힘쎈여자 도봉순 OST)

Happy Friday, Twinkles~! Are you excited today? If not, I think you will be when you read that the newest JTBC series Strong Woman Do Bong Soon aired its first highly-awaited episode today and released the first song of its OST.

Are you excited now? 😉

Without further ado, let’s take a listen and more importantly, a closer look at the series that may just put the cable station JTBC on a whole new footing with us Kdrama fans. If nothing else, it’s promising to provide us with a super adorable couple who will probably make our hearts pitter-patter with glee each Friday and Saturday for the next few months. 🙂 Yup, I’m talking about Park Bo Young and Park Hyung Sik! 🙂  Continue reading Friday Fun: Jeong Eun Ji (정은지) – “You’re My Garden” (그대란 정원) from Strong Woman Do Bong Soon OST (힘쎈여자 도봉순 OST)

Friday Fun: Hong Jin Young – “Loves Me, Loves Me Not” (Fabricated City OST)

Happy Friday, Twinkles~!

The Princess of Trot (aka Hong Jin Young) is back with another song, this one from the newly released movie, Fabricated City (2017), which stars Ji Chang WookShim Eun KyungAhn Jae Hong, and other notable stars.

I know that the song is a bit melancholy and odd–the clips from the movie don’t seem to quite fit the song–but it’s Hong Jin Young, and you know how I feel about her. 🙂

So let’s get this weekend started with another HJY song! *blows noisemaker*  Continue reading Friday Fun: Hong Jin Young – “Loves Me, Loves Me Not” (Fabricated City OST)

Friday Fun: Block B – “Yesterday”

Happy Friday, Twinkles~! I hope you’re all staying warm and anticipating the weekend!

For today’s selection, I thought that I’d share with you a recent “find” of mine–Park Kyung. I first saw him as the “idol brainiac” on the tvN show, Problematic Men, and instantly became smitten with his persona.

Simply put, the show is a brain-teaser for anyone, but for those who find intelligent people attractive…well, it’s television at its best then! If nothing else, the show feeds the eyes and the brain. 🙂

Who knew that I’d come to love Park Kyung’s trademark expression of “Bam!” and his corresponding arm gesture? LOL. Shall we take a look at the FF…?  Continue reading Friday Fun: Block B – “Yesterday”

Friday Fun: Angels (앤젤스) – “Always for You” (얼웨이스 포 유)

From time to time, I experience this odd nostalgia for Jang Na Ra, and today is one of those times. 🙂

I can’t explain why or when this happens, but for no apparent reason, I suddenly develop this intense craving to watch her in something or listen to one of her songs. And lucky you! You get to partake in my craving today! 😉

Perhaps it’s because she’s one of those Kdrama stars who represents for me some of my favorite and earliest Kdrama memories; I loved her in My Love Patzzi (2002) and absolutely adored her in Successful Story of a Bright Girl (2002).

So to celebrate her longevity in the Kdrama industry, what better way to indulge in my Jang-Na-Ra nostalgia than with this sugary music video from one of her recent shows, One More Happy Ending (2016)? 😉

In the immortal words of Sung Deok Soon (Reply 1988), “Let’s music!!!!” *chuckles* Where’s my Jung Hwan and his stunned look to complete this reference? 😛 Continue reading Friday Fun: Angels (앤젤스) – “Always for You” (얼웨이스 포 유)

Friday Fun: Park Hyung Sik (박형식)- “I’ll be Here” (여기 있을게) from Hwarang (화랑) OST

Happy Friday, my dear Twinkles~! I hope you’re all staying healthy and warm this last Friday of January 2017! 🙂

Today’s “Friday Fun” comes to us from Park Hyung Sik, one of the few idols I have seen who can act, and I mean really act! If I didn’t know better, I’d think he was strictly an actor and not an experience idol member of the group ZE:A. Needless to say, I’ve been quite smitten with him since I first saw him as the rascally Jo Myung Soo in Heirs and warm-hearted Cha Dal Bong in What Happens to My Family? 

I think you’ll agree with me when I say that he’s not only a prime example of Kdrama Eye Candy but also a soothing dose of Kpop Ear Candy! Who better than Park Hyung Sik then to help us usher in another weekend? 😉  Continue reading Friday Fun: Park Hyung Sik (박형식)- “I’ll be Here” (여기 있을게) from Hwarang (화랑) OST

Friday Fun: Rain – “The Best Present” (최고의선물)

Happy Friday, Twinkles~!

With the pouring rain here in Southern California AND the recent wedding announcement of Rain (aka Jung Ji Hoon) and Kim Tae Hee, I thought that this week’s “Friday Fun” selection just had to be Rain’s latest song, “The Best Present.”

Only fitting given the circumstances, wouldn’t you say? 😉  Continue reading Friday Fun: Rain – “The Best Present” (최고의선물)

Friday Fun: AKMU – “Reality” (리얼리티)

Happy Friday, Twinkles~! It’s certainly been awhile since I’ve blogged…or at least that’s what it feels like to me. 😛 And although I’m a bit late, I wish you all a very happy New Year! 🙂

Many thanks to NewKDramaAddict for keeping Musings alive and well these past few weeks while I sorted through certain things; I’ll be blogging about just what those things are in the coming weeks. 🙂

For now, let’s jump right into the first Friday Fun selection of 2017! The dynamic duo we know as AKMU is back with a quirky take on the yodel. Enjoy~!  Continue reading Friday Fun: AKMU – “Reality” (리얼리티)

Friday Fun: Shinhwa – “Orange” (오렌지)

Happy Friday, Twinkles~! We have less than ten days before Christmas. I hope you’re not getting caught up in the flurry of the gift-buying season and are instead able to relax a bit this weekend and actually enjoy yourselves. 🙂

To help us usher in another weekend, I thought the men of Shinhwa could help us relax with their latest song, “Orange.”  Continue reading Friday Fun: Shinhwa – “Orange” (오렌지)

Friday Fun: Chan Yeol (찬열) and Punch (펀치) – Goblin OST 1 “Stay With Me”

Happy Friday, Twinkles~!

As you may have noticed by now, Kdramaland is atwitter with the goodness that we know as Goblin, so for this week’s “Friday Fun,” I thought it only appropriate to give a nod to one of the great songs that is helping to create such wonderful delight for us. 😉 Continue reading Friday Fun: Chan Yeol (찬열) and Punch (펀치) – Goblin OST 1 “Stay With Me”

Friday Fun: Park Jin Joo

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Hi, Twinkles~! It’s been a while, huh? My apologies! I’ve certainly been remiss in my blogging, huh? 🙁

Well…I was going to wait until my final exams and grades were all posted to resume blogging, but I just couldn’t resist sharing with you my newest pixie crush. 😉 Yup, it’s Park Jin Joo who stole many of our hearts in Jealousy Incarnate as the deadpan nurse who masterfully handled our recalcitrant Lee Hwa Shin. 🙂 Once you see her, I think you may just end up developing a pixie crush yourselves. 🙂

So…here’s a return to our weekly “Friday Fun” with two songs that are designed to uplift your spirits and set your feet tapping. 🙂  Continue reading Friday Fun: Park Jin Joo

Eye Candy of the Week: Still the Best…! :)

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Happy Sunday, Twinkles~!

You’ll have to excuse me this week as I deviate from my weekly “Eye Candy” post of Baek Jin Hee and Park Seo Joon, but I think you’ll grant me this leeway once I explain why. 🙂

In honor of our original Eye Candy’s upcoming birthday–Yes, So Ji Sub is turning a glorious 3-9 this November 4th!–I thought it only appropriate that he be given some screen time with our Ms. Eye Candy 2016. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to post a celebratory blog post on the 4th. 😉 However, if I don’t, then consider this my annual nod to our original Eye Candy. 🙂

On that note, I hope you’re all ready to tackle another week! 🙂 Here’s to a fabulous week then, Twinkles! *pumps fist*

Romps in Korea: Travels of Our shl and Tabs!

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Annyeong, chingudeul! I’m shl, from Singapore. My daughter, Tabitha (‘Tabs’ for short) and I took a short trip to Seoul in October this year to celebrate the end of her Primary 6 examinations (these are a very BIG DEAL in Singapore), and Snoopy’s Twinkie has kindly invited me to share our experiences on her blog!  Continue reading Romps in Korea: Travels of Our shl and Tabs!

Walk down Memory Lane: Musing for Today

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To new and seasoned Twinkles alike, I bring to you our annual walk down “Memory Lane,” a nostalgic stroll down previous blog posts that is designed to help us relive our memories from those times or to introduce you to past posts if you missed them because you are new to Musings. And again, my apologies for the lateness of our walk this year. At least we still have seven days left of October for our strolling, right? 🙂  Continue reading Walk down Memory Lane: Musing for Today

Eye Candy of the Week: That Much Needed Extra Boost…!

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Happy Sunday, Twinkles~! I trust that you’ve all been well and staying bright and cheery as our weather turns colder! 🙂

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My apologies for the delay on oh-so-many blog posts, but I’ve been battling an unending war–yes! a war–with my health these past few weeks, and blogging has had to take a backseat to everything else that must be done before I can play in Kdramaland. *sigh* Yes, I’m referring to those dreaded Real Life duties that keep me preoccupied with deadlines and more deadlines. Phooey!

Hmmm…I suppose since I haven’t articulated my queue of blog posts, you really have no idea just how far behind I am, huh? LOL. I guess that’s a good thing. 😉

In any case, I hope our dear eye candies bring a smile to your face as you gear up for another work/study week! I’m going to try my best to catch up on my intended blog posts, but I can’t make any firm promises since…I’m a turtle at my very core.

*sigh* Seriously, I am such a little turtle sometimes. *inches ever so slowly through her list of deadlines*

May you all be faster turtles than I in your respective lives, my dear Twinkles~! Here’s to another glorious week! *hugs*

Eye Candy of the Week: Eye Candies to the Rescue!

bjh-26psj-26Happy Sunday, Twinkles~! I don’t know about you all, but this week is promising to be another grueling work and study week for me, so what better way to start the week than with two pictures of our eye candies! 🙂 These two should help us venture forth into another week with smiles on our faces! 😉

As for our fun journey through the world of 1% of AnythingNewKDramaAddict and I are diligently working on our recaps of last week’s episodes, so stay tuned for those! Hopefully, we’ll be able to have them published before this week’s episodes (5 and 6) hit the airwaves. 😉

In the meanwhile, I encourage you to take a look through old posts and relive some of our past adventures together. 🙂 At some point this week, I’ll begin our “official” annual “Walk down Memory Lane” corner in commemoration of our 6th year together here on Musings of a Twinkie. 🙂

On that note, here’s to another victorious week, Twinkles~! We. Will. Triumph! *flashes broad cheesy grin*