Psy (ft. Hyuna) “Gangnam Style Part 2” or “Oppa Is Just My Style” [Reaction]

Yup, It’s another reaction video. Sorry guys but I like Psy and he [kind of] came out with a new video so I had to. Just you wait until GDragon’s new album comes out and he makes new music videos. The fangirling will make you pray for the sweet clutches of death. Anywhoodle doodle poodle, let’s get this done so you can get back to your lives and I can get back to…homework.

At first [as you can see] I was incredibly unimpressed with Hyuna’s parts. She tries too hard and it just seems very meh in my eyes. Also, I first thought that she was saying “oppan gangnam style” when, I later learned, she made a girl version and said “oppa is just my style” which would explain why it sounds d why I thought Hyuna was merely mispronouncing the chorus. However, even though I now know the words are different I still don’t like her voice. It annoys me, I’m sorry. I do like Hyuna though, especially Trouble Maker, I just think she should have sung the song differently.

Psy, of course, I loved. To me he just has a certain charisma that Hyuna doesn’t have. She focuses on being sexy which, if the past is any indicator, works for her. Psy, on the other hand, is just overwhelmingly awesome and flaunts it so well that he’s overpowering. I think that he’d cast a shadow over anyone he paired up with, what do you think?

Well that’s pretty much it, I’ll hopefully have a video up soon about the Olympics but I have so little time during the day. I have a lot of summer homework left and almost no time to do it all. So please, bear with me 🙂

Fun fact: “bear with me” is asking for patience” while “bare with me” is inviting someone to undress with you. So it’s a good thing that I looked it up because I almost used the wrong form of the sentence. That could have been awkward. And with that, I’m off!


Kpop MV Reaction Video Extranaganza! [Part 2]

Here is the second and final part to the mv reaction list, there are two more videos than I originally planned , I decided to add videos from C-Clown and Glam. I’ve never heard of them before so I figured that it’d add to the surprise and newness of the reaction. So far I’ve known all of the groups and singers for these videos. I hope I didn’t say anything to offend their fans! Alright, let’s get started.

1. BoA “Only One”

This song is so gorgeous, as usual, with a setting to match. Her outfit, hair, accessories and surroundings all contribute to a pretty, calm, ethereal feeling that I think match the song very well. The whole concept of the video was kind of confusing for me, but maybe that’s because I have no idea what the lyrics mean. It just seems like an awkward conversation between a couple [who I believe break up at the end] and then a second BoA popping up behind the dude and walking around, as scenes of the formerly happy love birds flash here and there. Then she sparkles like a twampire [what I call twilight vampires] before dissipating into bubbles as if she’s turned into The Little Mermaid [the depressing original story, not the happy totally altered Disney version that we all know and love]. Anyway, beautiful song, great scenery, confusing plot line.

2. IU, Firestar “Sea of Moonlight”

Before even watching this video, I looked at the title and thought, “this is going to be super girly, isn’t it?” and what do you know, it was! But not in an over-the-top way like some groups are, such as Girl’s Day and Secret [that’s the group who sang “Moonlight Starlight” which I mentioned in the video]. It was pretty simple and cute, and the set was very creative in an artsy fartsy kind of way. Not much else to say except, if you haven’t seen it and liked what you heard of the song during the reaction, I’d suggest watching the mv for yourself.

3. Chaos “Racer

I like this song, but the video was kind of ‘meh’. They just looked intense while using odd ways to paint. A guy on a bike crashes into a bucket of paint, splattering his back wheel in black paint. One of the members hits a punching bag, causing yellow paint to explode from it like a geyser. Another guy stacks tires before grabbing a bucket of paint and throwing it at the stack. A poor guitar is even added to the list of terribly painted victims when one of the members throws it onto a bucket of paint from the top of a ladder. Honestly, none of those are very good ways to paint if you’re trying for full coverage. Also, in the very beginning of the song when some guy is running down a hallway with mirrors on either side of him, it reminded me a lot of TVXQ’s “Mirotic”. The dance was also kind of weak, it fit the song okay but it didn’t match the level of badass that they were so obviously trying to achieve in this video. Overall, pretty ‘meh’.

4. C-Clown “Solo”

As per usual, I really liked this song and the video was pretty good too. I like how it introduced the members with their names printed on the individual member’s picture. I’m not sure if all groups do this for their first mv, I know that BigBang did years ago at the end of their “We Belong Together” mv by dancing and singing while they have motion pictures with their names written on them in incredibly illegible writing. [P.S. if you watch that BigBang video, you’ll understand why I said one of the B.A.P. members in the “No Mercy” video has the same hairstyle as Taeyang…I don’t know why I can remember these things when I can’t even remember what I ate three hours ago.]

5. Glam “Party XXO”

I liked the song alright, but there wasn’t really anything to make it stand out in my eyes. It was a typical kpop song. I liked the mv too but the concept confused me. Not that I’m surprised, so many kpop music videos make no sense to me at all. Then again, maybe they’re not supposed to. Sorry if you’re their fan, I know that I didn’t say much about them but in case you haven’t noticed, I’m getting tired of the video reactions/written reviews. Note to self: next time, space the filming out a bit more so you’re not dead at the end of it all haha.

6. Psy “Korea”

We’re finally done with all of the reactions and I’m glad I ended with this one. I know it may not have looked like it during the video, but I really liked the video and song. A lot. I was just pressed for time so I was feeling pretty rushed. Honestly though, I think that Psy did a wonderful job with this song and that it’s a great anthem for the Olympics. It pretty much captures the very essence of South Korea, or what I know and have observed of it anyway. The video is colorful and historic while the lyrics are respectful and upbeat. And both are incredibly fun! I liked how the “Fantastic Baby” dog monster things were in this video as well as Psy’s Aladdin outfit. When the Korean people stood together to make the South Korean flag, that was also a nice touch. Side note: in the video I mentioned the flag’s meaning. I learned it a while ago and couldn’t remember exactly during the video but I looked it up again and figured that I’d share it here where my thoughts are a tad more coherent [although not by much]. The circle in the center really is a yin and yang sort of symbol; the red represents the positive aspects of the universe, while the blue represents the negative. Now, the four different groups of bars in the corners represent opposites, again contributing to the whole idea of balance as the center circle does. The top left represents Heaven while the bottom right represents earth [more as in land, not the planet]. The top right represents water while the bottom left represents fire. Also, the white background stands for peace and purity. So for those of you who were either wondering at the meaning or simply didn’t think there was one at all, that’s what it all means. Although, I think all country flags have meanings but I’m not sure. If you live in a country other than South Korea or USA and would like to represent your country while educating a girl who is pretty ignorant when it comes to flags, drop a comment telling me your country and the meaning of your flag. I don’t know about you, but other countries and cultures fascinate me. So until next time, see you all later and have a nice day.

Kpop MV Reaction Video Extravaganza! [Part 1]

Hey guys! Well, I decided to catch up a bit and watch some of the kpop music videos that have come out this month that I haven’t had a chance to see yet [which is why 2NE1’s “I love You” isn’t on the list, I’ve seen it so many times that I pretty much destroyed the replay button]. So, this is a lot of reaction videos all at once and I promise that this isn’t all that I’m going to do on this blog [although I’m sensing kpop might be included a lot since I’m pretty passionate about it], but I’ve always wanted to make a reaction video and A LOT of good songs have come out this month. So, this is part one of two and there are four videos in this part, and there will be another four in the second part. Let’s begin.

1. Wonder Girls “Like Money”

The beginning of this video was really weird and kind of creeped me out. At first I thought that there was something with my computer or speakers, but I figured it out after a minute. The video wasn’t super impressive, I mean they just danced in oddly lit rooms. I did like the outfits and robot concept, it was pretty cool and definitely not what I would expect for this song. I love Akon’s voice in this song [although I’m sure he sounds different live, I don’t really know but that’s what I assume]. However, he was kind of boring in this song. It would’ve been cool to see him dance with the girls but maybe that might not go well with his image or something. One last comment, I didn’t really like the rap part. It fit well with the song and everything, but I could’ve done without it. All in all, I loved this video.
P.S. I am not surprised in the least that JYP found a way into this video. I guess he had to compensate for the lack of the “JYP” whisper.

2. Psy “Gangnam Style”

Holy cannoli, this song and video are amazing! I was super amused [if you couldn’t tell] throughout the entire mv. Psy is great because he isn’t that stereotypical kpop pretty boy that pretty much everyone else in the business are, yet he still manages to be popular because his music and charisma are top-notch. I think the 33 second mark is when I got sucked into this video. When he was walking with two girls through this barrage of trash, I couldn’t help but wonder “what could he possibly do next?” Oh how I underestimated Psy’s awesome. Foam is thrown at them, he cuddles with a sweaty fat dude, sits next to two “old guys” [Daesung and Seungri from the kpop group BigBang] playing chess, he’s on a bus full of ahjummas, goes all “Cool Guys Don’t Look at Explosions” and then commences quite possibly the most awesome dance ever in the history of kpop ever which I’ve decided to call: Riding the Pony. As soon as I saw that I decided that i need to learn it and I have. I shall be dancing that often. At school, family functions, black tie affairs; you name it, I’ll be there to ride that pony.

3. B.A.P. “No Mercy”

After recovering from the mind-blowing experience that was “Gangnam Style”, I returned to watch “No Mercy” and I’m glad that I did. This isn’t as in your face as “B.A.PEEYUH”‘s other songs are but it still makes me want to get up and learn boxing or something. I can already see myself exercising to this song; whether it be running or ab work, this has a kick ass beat and chorus that makes you want to just get stuff done! Aside from the chorus my favorite parts of the song would have to be sung like it is at 50 seconds or so. I don’t if it’s just that boy’s voice or if it’s the melody but it has me entranced and wanted to sing along [even though I’d just be mimicking what it sounds like with absolute gibberish that I’m sure is way off from the actual words].

4. B2ST “‘아름다운 밤이야'” or “Beautiful Night” for my fellow English speakers.

As with every song so far, I loved this one. It’s super catchy and all of their voices complement this song greatly. I wouldn’t be surprised if I heard this playing in a club with the crowd jumping up and down in unison, fists in the air, when the chorus comes along. Well, maybe not in US clubs but in S. Korea? Definitely. Getting away from the song, the boys are all so cute, my favorite is definitely the red-head; what a cutie. Anyway, this song is a wonderful song that begs to be blasted in the car with the windows [or top if you’re in a convertible] down as you shout along to the chorus as best you can.

So that’s it for part one, the second part should be posted later today or tomorrow. Sorry this was late, my family kept getting in the way of me posting this yesterday. It seems that my parents only have tasks for me to do when I’m kind of busy.