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Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year post

2010 was a real heck of a year - my SPM year, the exam that would more or less determine my future. More tears than usual were shed during this year, some that I feel are a waste of my feelings, some just plain hopeless tears.

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The year started out like any other year, with the difference of the presence of a kind of heavy feeling - it would be our last year together, and after that, we might not be able to do stuff together as often anymore.

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Anyways, I ponteng-ed a lot more this year, I think the total number is up to 20? And on one of those regretted times, I started a regretted relationship. Don't get me wrong, the relationship itself was nice, but then stuff went bad when it ended. I hate people who constantly beg the other to give them another chance, don't do this, bla bla bla. So I think I'll have some phobia in future relationships.

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I also got my first official pair of color lenses this year (as you have seen in many of my previous, usually makeup related, posts) - FreshLook Colorblends in Amethyst. These only lasted for a month, I wore them like I wore clothes (I did give my eyes rest) and I wore them even past their expiry date, which is the partial reason why I got terrible migraines I think.

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Sir Duke Lancelot aka Latte Shoopuf (full name) aka the naughty American Cocker was given away after three years of having him in the family and about exactly a week before his 3rd birthday. God I still miss him. T.T

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And this is the year where I splurged much more - I think it's karma, 'cause the Chinese believe (if I'm not wrong) that every part of the ears, eyes, nose, etc represents your luck in life. According to my grandma, my ears are the 'money earners'' ears. And what did I do, I made (for now) 8 holes in them and stretched one beyond what normal society would call ... well, normal. By doing this, I made a large 'hole' in my 'wallet'. I've been spending rather recklessly this year, but at least I got to save the RM100 I owe dad for my current phone.

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Also something drastic, I cut my hair BACK to shoulder length when I swore to myself earlier in the year that I will leave my hair alone and only trim when needed. I even bought hairspray and a teasing comb, for heaven's sake! When will I start leaving my hair alone? *sighs*

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Though this year's birthday didn't involve a dinner date with the gang, I was pretty touched~ What I got as a birthday present this year (though extremely late) was ... quote Gru: 'pause for effect' ... the Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara I was craving at that time, plus a huge birthday board with wishes from the entire class, plus something special at the back.

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I also updated my blog lots more than I did last year. Though some of them are really weird, nonsensical posts. =.= Also made a change to the blog - rather than just words and words and words, I make it a point to take pictures or look for them on Google (so be noted: a lot of the pics on this blog aren't actually mine).

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My first and second Korean dramas were watched this year - Boys Over Flowers (my dear, dear Lee Minho) and You're Beautiful (Jang Geunsuk!!!). My Korean music archive has definitely expanded, and Korean vocabulary as well. Though the desire to actually learn the language isn't as strong as wanting to learn Japanese or Spanish.

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Oh yes! I got a piercing that I would never have thought of getting - an inner conch piercing. If you dunno what it is, you could Wiki or Google it. Since F1 the only two types (or three) of piercings I thought of getting were the lobes and the helixes. I thought of brow and lip piercings, at one point I even wanted a tongue piercing, but never in my 17 years I would have thought of getting this piercing.

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Probably the most memorable thing that happened this entire year was the trip to China (OMG, it feels so long ago). Ever since a kid, the only OTHER country I went to was Singapore, which more or less counts as another city to me, 'cause the cultures are so alike, only with cleaner streets and better laws. =P The trip to China was an eye-opener. I mean, I've seen pictures and stuff, but seeing and experiencing these things for yourself is a whole different thing! The very first thing that happened actually started my determination to try experiencing the world by myself (though most of the time I chicken out at the last minute) - my dad mixed up the dates of his train, so he was gonna be late, and called one of his colleagues to take us to the hotel. Being the only one fluent enough in Chinese, I had to be the 'translator'. But the food part (fast food only), they could take care of themselves due to good ENGLISH. XD

And I experienced WINTER TEMPERATURES FIRST HAND. My nose was running all the time and even in a down jacket, around three layers of long pants, leather gloves and boots, I was wishing that I was under a comforter. Within the first day, I rendered my boots unwearable (my darling high heeled boots... T.T) and got new sport shoes which are super comfy - Li Ning, the best local-in-China brand in the whole country (not counting Nike, etc).

I saw where the past rulers of the vast land lived, their wives, concubines, servants, etc. The technology they had, the ingenuity of the creations and apparatuses are just astounding (that's a sentence packed with words I don't usually use XD). I've also seen real snow (though not falling snow, still looking forward to that), around 2 inches thick, right after it snowed in Shenyang. I played on a huge, white frozen lake and ate genuine Chinese food, made by the Chinese for the Chinese. Though the menu was slightly different, almost everything I ate there was heaven. For further information on the food, I'll have to consult my memory and picture archive. =D

For the first time in my life, I slept under an electric blanket and had my first ever taste of Smirnoff Triple Distilled Vodka. Boy, was it strong. o.o The thing was like 1 part vodka and 9 part orange juice man! And it still felt like I was downing a cognac!

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The other most memorable part of 2010 was the Genting trip. I think this marked the point where my mum (and dad) started to trust me fully (though they still worry) to take care of myself when I'm away from home and also to manage my finances well. Crap, there's sudden writer's block. XP The trip was an experience - stick to fast food whenever in doubt. XD And never, ever, EVER wear high heeled, no matter how low, shoes to theme parks, or in events that'll need lots of walking.

I wasn't daring enough that trip, 'cause I didn't go for the go-up-really-high-then-suddenly-drop ride. And I slept with a guy!!! Don't think 'senget' please, sleep as in tidur aje, no what-you're-thinking. And that was actually the first time I almost got squished by a talking-in-his-sleep and constantly-putting-his-hand-up-to-his-face friend. XD Guy being a guy, he's bigger boned than me. =P

It was an experience - learning how to live with other people whom you haven't lived with for the past 17 years of your life. And learning how to adjust yourself in different situations.

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There were lots of weddings this year too - my paternal grandma's life-long 'ji-mui''s daughter's wedding, my neighbor's daughter's wedding, and ... uh, there was someone else, ... aha! My mum's colleague's wedding. The most recent wedding actually got me into thinking about my wedding day, the guest list, the ROM theme, the dress, the photos, all the wedding stuff. O.O

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So, the things I've learned this year:
  1. To never take anything for granted (though I still do, it's human nature).
  2. Never under-estimate anything or anyone.
  3. Always think things through before beginning anything/making a decision. =)
  4. Try not to spend recklessly. XD
  5. Be practical.
  6. Expect the unexpected.
  7. Plan for the worst, but expect the best.
  8. Try not to depend on others too much.
  9. To be versatile.
And the things I plan to do this year:
  • Get my driving licence.
  • Get my last helix piercing. XD
  • Enter a good college.
  • Lose another approximate 5 kilos.
  • Get Final Fantasy Crisis Core.
  • Improve my visual kei makeup skills. XD
  • Perhaps get a dachshund? =3
  • Grow out my hair.
  • Learn nail art.
  • Learn Japanese and Spanish.
  • Make lots of new friends and break the 'introvert'/'shy' nutshell.
  • Get a pair of minimum 5" strappy stilettos.
  • Start cosplaying?
  • Keep in touch with the gang.
  • Get a new camera?
The decisions are more or less pretty doubtful. Some of them are just plain impossible. But I had thought that owning a dog and getting the eyeshadow palette was impossible, it still happened, right? I guess the thing about life is 75% of your life is made from your decisions, the rest is fate. Many people blame fate for their misfortunes or losses, but sometimes they're just the after-effects of some of their decisions.


Well that's the new year post for you, no pictures whatsoever 'cause I'm lazy to look for them. Then have to slowly rearrange them. =/

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Random thoughts~


Living in Malaysia has it's pros and cons, though you could figure that out for yourself. One of the cons is that visual kei is not popular in Malaysia (in general). The people usually would listen to local, Taiwanese, Korean and Japanese, but very few of them have the interest in visual kei. Some might say who would be interested in guys dressed like girls playing music they can't even interpret. Initially I was that kind of person, but for once I just downloaded the song without Google-ing the band's pictures, and I kinda liked it. Visual kei is divided into a few other categories, such as oshare kei. Check out this Wiki: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_Kei


Visual kei bands are usually quite easy to spot - usually with flamboyant hairstyles, clothes you'd probably never wear everyday and usually pretty heavy eye makeup. Visual kei artistes usually have really pale skin, and there are no hard-and-fast rules to it, it just is. There are many fans around the world, some (like me) who tries to incorporate the visual kei style into our daily wardrobe. One thing about visual kei is the abundance of accessories - as long as you do it right, you can pile on as many as you like. I've recently only started to purchase 'visual kei accessories'. What you'll need are reference pictures of your favorite visual kei band (it's usually a band, thank you Mana~). Usually what you're looking for is right in front of you - I got my first visual kei-ish necklace from Colours, which was also one of my Christmas presents.


Speaking of Christmas presents, I only got about 3 to date this year, though the past few years' present aren't a lot. Two were from my aunt, the other from me to myself. My first present - the necklace. The second one - my 'WARNING: RECKLESS COMPULSIVE SHOPPER' T-shirt. The last one, from me to myself, freshly purchased today at Sunway Pyramid, is the 120 Pro Palette!! I've been eying the Coastal Scents 88 Palette for more than a year now, costs for them are RM80 at the minimum, and the 120 Pro Palette (used by my favorite local creative-preneur, Haze Long) at more than RM120, I think.


Just today I've been to Sunway Pyramid for the first time in a couple of years, I think, mainly to look for my makeup brushes. I've just started eying the Sigma complete kit, so my sis said maybe there's a cheaper alternative to the brushes. We went to a small shop called Lash Bar (forgot which floor it was on =P), which sold the 77 Palette, 88 Palette, lip palette, etc; 3 brush sets, individual brushes, false lashes (the main selling point, note the name of the shop) and brush rolls. Check out this site: jamiechin.com (the post where she bought the 88 Warm Palette from the same shop).


Practically speaking, the brushes there would be cheaper than the Sigma brushes. The brushes there (the labels that I saw anyways) are around RM24, while the Sigma ones (not calculating postal) are RM27 after conversion. I didn't ask the prices for the brush sets, but for sure they were cheaper than the Sigma kit. As for the palettes, the 88 Palette was priced at RM45, original Coastal Scents product. The original price is around RM80, I think, but after postage and stuff, it totals up to around RM100+.


The thing is, now I'm worried. I just searched the 120 Pro Palette on Google, they gave me a link to a beauty blog. And according to that blog, the palette is found on eBay, made in China and is basically a no-brand product. I'm like WTF?! I thought it was Coastal Scents!! Anyways, I've bought it and hopefully I'll have a use for it. There was something else I wanted to get actually - a rabbit-pig ceramic piggy bank, RM19.95 at Mini Toons, but cash is short and I don't need such a big one anyways, so I let it pass and see whether I still want it later.



Yiee is going for her NS next week (or I think it's week after next, anyway, it's soon) and we just had her farewell dinner tonight (technically speaking, it's last night) at Shapa Shapa Shabu a few doors down from Old Town White Coffee at the new shops in Seri Petaling. It seems that every time we plan a dinner outing, it'll have something to do with steamboat - 100'C, Shabu Garden, and now Shapa Shapa Shabu. The thing is, I forgot to take photos before I started eating. Some blogger I am, but I did manage to get a pic of the restaurant logo.


The main reason why we chose that particular restaurant was because Yiee herself ate there before and supposedly there were 'lengzais' around. I went in and was 'what lengzai?' The food was alright, though there were more greens than I would have liked; the Chinese mushroom had a weird taste to it; the taufoo pok was downright stinky. The soup selection was alright, the sets were all tempting, but I was pretty disappointed with the drinks section of the menu. There just wasn't much ... variety.


What we did was eat, chat, gossip, argue a bit, send stuff from phone to phone, exchange some food, and the gang's food rite - make something yucky out of the leftovers then take lots of pictures. Basically, from 6pm, we ate for an hour, then spent the rest of two hours chatting and gossiping even more. After paying the bill (mine totaling up to RM34.80 plus tax), we walked along the entire row of new shops, many of the units still under renovation or just still not sold yet. Due to insufficient change, we walked to New Lucky Restaurant to hopefully get some change. In the end, we got the change from Anne Yeng's mum. I still owe JW RM1.60. Ish...


Mum drove me home, and speaking of mum, she hasn't seen my left ear since I got the latest piercing. Just the mention of another piercing and I already got scolding, so imagine really getting more piercings - I might just be murdered in the middle of the night.


Even after watching Final Fantasy VII Advent Children numerous times, I still don't completely understand the story. Perhaps it's because of the subtitles. One things for sure though, FFVII is one of Square Enix's best creations, apart from VIII, X and X-2. And the soundtracks are absolute heaven, as is the general story lines, though sometimes you would wish that the story would go on longer, and the some of the endings less sad.


My nails are getting that orange tint already, due to the coats and coats of nail polish. I've switched from bisque with mixed glitter to light khaki pearl and now my nails are hot pink (talons, actually). For some reason I've never really like blood red nails, they just look a little too ... mature for me.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Life

After finishing this guitar textbook, I'm officially moving on to electric guitar. The truth is, I haven't been practicing for the past week - my guitar is still in the guitar bag. =P I've been more or less living like a bum recently - sleep all day, trying to sleep all night, the times that I'm awake I'm online or watching TV. My desk is a mess even after trying to tidy it up for a week or so. *sighs*


My current favorite dessert (other than my other favorites) is the Jell-O No Bake Oreo. I dunno whether it's sold in other countries, but where I shop for groceries, it's sold. There are basically three sachets in the box - filling mix, crust mix and cookie crumbs. What you need is around 4 tablespoons of butter (not too much, if not the crust will be as hard as cold butter and tastes like it as well) and 3 1/3 cups of milk. The instructions are on the side of the box. Be warned, though, if you're not into really sweet and cold stuff, you might want to pass on this one.


My Genting Highland trip post was in Chinese. If you want you could translate it, if not you could read this summarized version. After pleading and planning, I was finally on the LRT to Titiwangsa to get to the bus station. The tickets were bought for the already packed bus, and the gang was separated - five right at the back, two at the front. Those two were JW and me. Opposite me was a Malay punk, also separated from his gang, but not completely - JW was opposite the aisle from me, and behind him was an entire gang of noisy Malay teenagers. Next to me was ... an African-American guy. O.O We got there in an hour, had some lunch, then went to the hotel lobby to wait for Kiki's mum to check in for us. Even after checking in, we had to wait till around 3pm for our room to be ready.

Instead of waiting, we went straight to the theme park (Yuriko & me in tall shoes =P) After playing, went back to the hotel room for rest and bath, then went out for dinner and more games. While queuing for the DiGi coaster, a fight ensued. A government guy was on the front seat of the ride with his two sons for more than 10 rides consecutively, but it didn't seem like he was gonna get off soon. This Chinese guy (with his two daughters) made a loud comment, at the same time insulting the guy. Immediately, all the staff (Malay) starting scolding the Chinese guy and almost starting hitting him. Last we saw, the Chinese guys younger daughter was crying. The last event was the arcade, so JW, Ling and I made our way back to the hotel room.

We slept at 2am. They say there are first-times everyday - it was the first time I'd went to Genting with my friends, but I'd never have thought it would also be the first time that I'd sleep with a guy. Now I know what you're thinking - nothing happened, we just shared a bed and a pillow (unknown to him), and I almost got squished. Next morning we had breakfast in the hotel room, checked out, then went around looking for activities while waiting for the next bus back to KL. By the time we got out tickets, the whole place was misty and we were breathing mist breath - I tell you, mist breath only exists at temperature near 0'C. Imagine how cold it was, and I was wearing an bare shoulder top with no jacket. =.=


My first ever YouTube makeup tutorial was by MissChievous, if I didn't remember wrongly. Right after my first MissChievous video I subscribed, and I also followed her blog. I just love her! Though most of the products she uses are way beyond my budget, she makes everything very clear - what type of product you should use, what brush, how to apply it, etc.


My next YouTube guru Michelle Phan. I still distinctly remember that my first Michelle Phan video was the Geisha mask tutorial. I love her soothing voice and clear instructions. And another reason why I love her videos is that she usually uses music by Kaskade or Late Night Alumni, who makes really good music.


It took me some time to find Petrilude, who is also on YouTube. The first video I watched was the Unzipped tutorial, and the skill really wowed me. All of the guys I know avoid makeup like it was the plague, and here he was using all sorts of face paints, liquid latex, etc.


Blogger-wise, I always look forward to updates from Wendy Cheng aka Xiaxue. I forgot how I stumbled upon this blog, I think it was by blog-walking. Anyhow, her posts are exactly the type of posts that I like to read - long, but not boring, and detailed. Though her layout is more or less the color I would usually avoid, I actually feel at home when I'm on her page.


I hate punks (guys only) who (on purpose) wear their jeans/pants so friggin' low that half their underwear shows. To me, it's disgusting and ugly. I mean, showing the elastic band to flaunt the brand is already over-the-top enough (who cares what underwear you wear, anyways?), but this. Same goes for girls, though usually this is pure accident. If you know that your jeans always goes lower when you sit, wear mini panties or just fold your granny panties over so that you don't have your worn out pink lace panty hanging out. IT'S DISGUSTING. So, girls, invest in a batch of mini panties, or even better, thongs or G-strings. Guys, either you cover up your underwear or you stay at home.


I've been craving falsies for over a month now. The thing is, I can get falsies practically anywhere, for the lowest of prices, the problem is the glue. I have never bought lash glue before, and am wary about buying unbranded or brands I've never even heard of, and yet those with a brand known to me is bloody expensive. Supposedly there's one available at Sasa which Kiki is using and is really good. Perhaps I'll take a look there soon.


I've been going through some of the GazettE older PVs previously, and I've noticed that they really like to film their PVs with mannequins, or at least mannequin body parts. It gives it a nice touch, but seeing Uruha caressing a mannequin's hand is kinda creepy. o.o


My friend just told me this little tip about 'talking with rings'. It's something like body language. =) We'll start off with the left hand - a ring on the pointer means you're single; the ring finger means you're married. Then the right hand - pointer means you're widowed; ring finger means you're in a relationship. For both hands, a ring on the middle fingers (THE FINGER!!) means that your career/education/bread and butter is 'blocked' (in Chinese terms =P), which more or less means your work would be harder. It's easier explained in Chinese. =x And for the pinkies, if I didn't remember wrongly, it means you're widowed. As for piercings, don't stretch any if you're superstitious - large hole in your ear means that there's a large hole in your wallet, which means you'll be spending more than usual. And trust me on the piercing one, I have personal experience.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Celebrity related post


OMG. It's 4am in the morning and I had a sudden urge to start this post, before I forget, that is~ The impulse shall stop here. In the meantime, I shall plan how to put this post together~


I'm back after 5 pancakes and 8 hours of sleep. I used to be able to gobble down 8 pancakes drenched in golden syrup as a kid, and this morning? Only 5, with only a tiny bit of condensed milk for taste. Grar.


Celebrities. Hmm... I actually have lots of celebrity favorites from many parts of the world. So I think I'll start off with America~ I practically grew up listening to Michael Jackson, the song that really made an impression on my brain was Black or White, though I didn't see the video until after he died. =P My parents were real Michael Jackson fans, especially my dad.


Then came the tweeny years, where most girls (who actually listened to English music, I went to a Chinese primary school) had Britney Spears as their role models. Ever since then I kept track of her singles, albums, etc. My aunt was pretty much against the 'show-your-belly-button' fashion that Britney usually sported during that time. What she said exactly was: 'You can like her music, just don't make her your role model.' o.o


When I went up to secondary school, my style was much more emo - black, rock, grunge, the works. My interests were mainly in other places, but I got to know My Chemical Romance. Their single Welcome to the Black Parade was released around that time, I think. Reason why I liked them? The bloody video was friggin' awesome!


Then came the movie celebrities. Val Kilmer, Vin Diesel, etc. Val Kilmer was because of Batman, which was replaying on HBO at the time. Vin Diesel, well, I kinda looked out for his movies before, but never really obsessed over him. It was after XXX and Chronicles of Riddick that I actually started obsessing, and coincidentally, along came The Pacifier!


Then there was the more teenage crush material like Taylor Lautner and Kellan Lutz. I've seen Taylor Lautner only in Sharkboy and Lavagirl before, and till now I wonder why I even obsessed over that movie so much. When I first watched the Twilight movie, I was like OHMIGAWD! That's a real hunk! Obsessed over him until New Moon premiered, then I started obsessing on Kellan Lutz. In case you're wondering, he acts as Edward's brother, Emmett.


Now moving on to my favorite country - JAPAN! The celebrity list is ... endless. The first ever real J-pop song I heard was from Hikki, Flavor of Life. Then after that I slowly developed interest in her songs. Her songs are usually really soothing, in a way, and always filled with feeling (love, life, etc).


I went through lots of J-pop singers that year, including Nakashima Mika, by which I also watched the famous anime NANA. Actually even before seeing her perform Life on Music Station, I did see All Hands Together and My Sugar Cat in between Animax programs. Now she's the face for Kate Cosmetics I think. =)


Now for the guys. Though not the first one, the one who actually locked me on J-pop and J-rock, consequently, was Gackt. It was another Music Station episode. Now I'll be honest, I look for the more unique (you people might call them unusual) guys, those which stand out of the crowd, and are usually more affeminate than usual guys. On that particular episode to perform RETURNER Yami no Shuuen (watch the video), he was wearing a brown leather full length jacket with cornrows. It was that and the heavy metal sound of the single that really captured me.


After a few months of mooning over Gackt, I finally moved on to hyde. hyde's name was almost always put together with Gackt's, partially because they did the (wonderful) movie Moon Child together (Leehom fans could also go take a lookie see). hyde is a color-blind rocker, who was previously from Jerusalem's Rod, then went on to solo and also joined the band L'Arc en Ciel (French for rainbow). It was also actually Music Station (again) which more or less reminded me to look for hyde's music.


After all the rock, I went for a change of genre - funky, punky, rock-ish pop. I dunno how to describe his music - Miyavi's music. I heard Miyavi's name through a YouTube fanvid called Hakuna Matata, featuring hyde as Timone, Gackt as Pumbaa and Miyavi as Simba. My first ever Miyavi song was Subarashiki Kana, Kono Sekai. *mawaru~ mawaru~ sekai wa mawaru~~~~*


If you know the GazettE, you'll know that Miyavi is drummer Kai's good friend (go YouTube). That's how I found the GazettE in 2008, and till now it's still my favorite rock band. And in order of my favorite to least favorite (but that doesn't mean I don't love'em): Uruha, Ruki, Kai, Aoi & Reita~!


As for dramas, I've only watched one Japanese drama before - Hanazakari no Kimitachi E, starring Oguri Shun, Ikuta Toma and Shirota Yuu. It was actually Shirota Yuu who got my attention in the whole drama 'cause of his rather foreign looks - a Spanish-Japanese heritaged guy isn't hard to identify among the other Japanese people.


I'm quite into Korean stuff right now. I started listening to Korean music after the Super Junior hit Sorry Sorry. But if you wanted me to pinpoint a Korean celebrity that I like, I think it would start with the drama Boys Over Flowers. Lee Minho, Kim Hyunjoong, Kim Beom and Kim Joon. All real hunks (except for Hyunjoong, I find him a little stiff XD).




After that drama, I just fell into oblivion with Taeyang - chiseled good looks and a talent for singing and dancing. Then came the drama You're Beautiful, starring Jang Geunsuk, Park Shin Hye, Lee Hong Ki and Jong Yonghwa. This was a really good drama, it even had it's own trademark soft-toy creation - the rabbit pig (rabbit with a pig's nose, actually referring to Park Shin Hye's character's habit of teasing Geunsuk's character about his fear of bunnies and pushing her nose till it looks like a pig's at times). My favorite character (and actor) is Jang Geunsuk. Hwang Taekyung (Geunsuk's character) is a genius composer and vocalist who is allergic to a whole truckload of stuff and is a cleanaholic and perfectionist who wears simple but stylish, clingy clothes.


I wouldn't mind having BoA as my unni - she's talented and beautiful~ She sings, she dances, she composes (I think) and she has more piercings than I do, which proves the fact that you can succeed even with body modification (which many people think otherwise).


After one episode of Happy Together on KBS, I started to keep my eye on Shindong from SuJu. He's the last addition to the SuJu group and it was a last minute thing. You couldn't miss him, even among his other 10 odd fellow members - he's chubby and bubbly~


And now I'm obsessing over T.O.P from BigBang, 'cause recently I'm addicted to Lollipop, and single that was produced in collaboration with 2NE1 (it's supposed to sound like 21). One of the viewers comments were: 'BigBang and 2NE1 are the only groups who can sing about rainbows and lollipop and still look like badass guys'. It's not a word for word quote, but close enough. T.O.P sports thick, square-ish framed specs and a bright colored (one was yellow, one red) suit.


The Taiwan media has more or less lost me already - my then-'idols' have already passed their time. My first one - Danson Tang, debuted with the album 'Love Me' and has starred in a few idol-dramas with Jiro Wang (also one of my then idols) from Fahrenheit. Though these few idols of mine have released albums and singles over the years, they weren't as popular as they used to be.


Next up, Rainie Yang. I'll tell you the truth, I never thought that I'd like her, like, ever. Until I watched one of her dramas, starring Show Luo and Lee Wei. I like her singing, and her acting. The reason why I wouldn't have thought that I'd like her before I watched this drama was because of her style. I didn't really like blunt bangs with long, thinly layered hair back then. XD


Then there's ... crap, I forgot his English name ... bah! Ah, Ethan Ruan. =.= After watching the drama Fated to Love You, no, even before that. He was in the Taiwan version of Hanazakari no Kimitachie as Kagurazaka.


Then there's the ever popular SHE. A girl group whose English name initial form the acronym SHE - Selina, Hebe and Ella. Selina is the more mature looking of the trio, her personality being the 'big sister'. Hebe is somewhere in the middle, the more quiet of the trio. And Ella is the more masculine (because of her crop) of the three and has the most success in idol dramas.


Actually there is one more, rather insignificant 'cause he just turned more and more 'ugh'. I first saw him in a basketball-themed drama starring Hebe and him. He still looked normal then. Then came another drama (the one with Rainie in it) and his hair was unacceptable. And I hate it when I see ankle skin exposed when a guy is wearing trousers and leather shoes (not to mention accidentally-on-purpose exposed underwear, no one cares what brand of underwear you're wearing, though this does not apply to him). Oh yeah, his name is Lee Wei (mentioned once above).


And sorry if there's a tiny lack of info, 'cause I forgot some of the English names and I'm just too lazy to go Wiki everything. =P

Ps. I do realize that the some/most of the pics here aren't the best pics of them and some of them are pretty old, but I think they'll do fine. XD And all pics are from Google, so I don't own anything.