Blog Archives

Girls’ Generation X My Princess – Hoot

Audio Details:

Title: Hoot
Artist: Girls’ Generation
Album: Hoot EP (2010)
Genre: K-Pop, Dance-Pop, Electro-Pop

Video Details:

Clips from MBC My Princess’ first episodes and a performance video of Girls’ Generation in SBS Inkigayo with Hoot. This is my first creating a video using Sony Vegas Pro 10. First, I made the My Princess clip in Windows Movie Maker 6.0 together with the Hoot mp3. And then I re-timed and finalized the video (including the video movement of the 2nd video) in Vegas Pro 10. I hope you guys enjoyed, and please leave a comment or hit the “Like” button if you’re satisfied with it. 🙂 I will provide a download link of the source file in HD 720P soon.

|> Vanessa Carlton – Ordinary Day

Parokya ni Edgar’s Chito Miranda: A Girls’ Generation fan?

I saw this in facebook, in which a certain SNSD fan page posted about Chito Miranda, the vocalist of the Philippines’ national band Parokya ni Edgar, tweeting about SNSD and his like about the 9 girls via his twitter account:

In his tweet, he mentions how he loves SNSD very much, saying that they are so cute and adorable and are good in dancing, along with 2NE1, and other K-Pop groups, and OPM pioneers such as Gary Valenciano and Sarah Gernimo. He also mentioned about his dislike about filipino pop groups whose style and sound is directly reminiscent to K-Pop, these so-called P-Pop groups who received both love and hate during their debut.

With Idol Chito’s admiration to SNSD expressed via twitter, I asked him who in SNSD is his bias. I don’t know if he’ll reply back soon, we’ll just wait and see. 🙂

Filipino netizens are doing a good job digging some more celebrities and famous personalities in the country whose into SNSD and fellow k-pop groups.

|> Slapshock – Numb

Recommended Holy Week playlist

Hello everyone. I’m sure you guys are all busy, all because of the holy week. I also keep myself busy. Just reading this and that. I never used my cellphone, to be honest. I just don’t want to and I’m offering most of my time to God, thinking about him, the hardships he did for us and what I should do so he could be proud of me someday.

Below, are the songs I’m currently listening to these days and would like to recommend for you to listen to. I’m so sorry if there are some sort of Metalcore, but please lend your ears first. Most of these songs’ mood is sad. Themes include belief in God, sorrow, hopelessness, failure to love someone and the likes, and they are all personally self-picked by me. You can click each song’s title to listen to it. Here it goes:

1. The River – Good Charlotte: the song features Avenged Sevenfold members M. Shadows and Synyster Gates. Basically, it’s all about the Maddens and their religion, Christianity. The fact that Christians are baptized through water. It tells about the twins that they are confessing and asking for forgiveness of their sins on their early life, and that they’re offering their life to God.

2. Savior, Saint, Salvation – Bleeding Through: A symphonic metalcore song about the singer, Brendan and the girl she likes. The girl is blinded by ambition. She only sees what she wants to see. She only does what she wants. But he is hooked on her and she knows it. She is using him and he has finally realized it. But in the end, when the smoke clears, the truth is all that matters. And the truth will surround her. She can’t hide from this. I’m listening to this because there is someone I know who’s comparable to the girl the song is talking about. And people should learn how to be satisfied, and not use and hurt someone else.

3. Without U – 2PM: I’m addicted to this song lately. I even practice the choreography coz’ I really love the meaning, although it’s obviously about someone left by his partner, felt bitterness and became stronger.

4. I Luv I Jah – Bad Brains: A great religious song. Everyone knows that Bad Brains were a hardcore punk band in the 80’s, but later on, they changed style to various genres including reaggae and instead, sang about praising God, Jah. Don’t be confuse, Bad Brains religion is connected to Christianity and they’re following a movement called Rastafari movement in Jamaica, where they also call God as Jah, thus the title.

5. Where is the Love – Black Eyed Peas: Everyone knows the meaning of this song. It’s about the problems of the modern world and this song obviously gives hope, and there’s this line “Father, father, father help us. Send us some guidance from above.” that really tells God that we all need his presence in times like this.

6. Deliver Us From Evil – Bullet For My Valentine: Obviously, it’s about people who are suffering and is in need of God’s guidance.

7. Inside Your Heaven – Carrie Underwood: A very good touching song about God and his hardships and suffering he did just for us. Oh, and Carrie is really amazing. 🙂

8. A Paradox With Flies – Darkest Hour: This song has a lot of possible meanings but I came up with the best. In my own opinion, it’s about God talking in first-person. He’s talking about this girl who has been a failure in her entire life but recently she’s seeing the light. God is guiding her as stated in the lyrics “and in your eyes i see so much more, than that place you always go back to. you can pull yourself away from, that face that constantly haunts you”. It says that God has some more better plans for her, other than her life being wasted before. The most important part can be found in the last few seconds of the song, “so rest your head and close your eyes. just one more step ’till we’re over the edge.”, which means that the girl is almost there to fully recover herself, see light and live life to what it should be. Thanks God.

9. All Around Me – Flyleaf: A very meaningful song by a very passionately religious band, Flyleaf. Everyone knows about Lacey’s life before Flyleaf. She did a lot of sins in her entire life and now she’s back seeing only light and not darkness. The song tells us that God is just always there, trying to do anything for us so that we will all be guided in our life.

10. The Chosen Pessimist – In Flames: This is a very sorrowful song by Melodic Death Metal band, In Flames. Just like their usual and recent stuff, it’s about sorrow. It’s about a man feeling confused, hopeless, problematic in his life. He has no one to count on but God, that’s why he’s talking about him, about his suffering and is asking for help. This song almost made me cry the first time I heard it, and the fact that it’s 8 minutes long.

11. Come Clarity – In Flames: Another sad song by the band. This song is about a man and his loved one. He’s confessing to that “someone” that they should be together and help each other, live life, and lead him to what should be right and not the wrong things in life. It’s like asking “her” to find out which direction he should take, which path is right and not the wrong one. I love this song. 🙂

12. Prayers – In This Moment: This should be the 3rd Melodic Metalcore in my playlist. In This Moment features Maria Brink‘s sweet voice and sincere screams. This song is about “someone” who is in need of God’s presence. She is sick and tired of her wasted life before, and she doesn’t want to go back anymore. There’s no other way, medication does not help, but only God. She feels alone that’s why she wants God to guide her for the rest of her life.

13. Drive – Incubus: Now, here’s something slower. This song tells us that no matter what the others are doing, no matter how the world becomes down, we should keep moving, drive consistently, continue our dreams and live life to the fullest. We shouldn’t let little things interfere with our ambition, dreams and will, as long as God guides us, we’ll be there.

14. Fade to Black – Metallica: Another sad song. It’s about a typical person, losing his will to fight, being hopeless and is now giving up. This song reminds me of the people I’m looking up to, people who did everything for their loved ones, but in the end they left this world in silence. Those people includes Jesus Christ, Jose Rizal and the other National Heroes, and lastly, my Dad.

15. Cold Cold Heart – Norah Jones: This song is connected to my current situation with the girl I like. These days, I’m trying to be as cold as ice to her.

16. I Wanna Live – Ramones: A positive punk rock song that encourages me to live life to the fullest, that’s all. 🙂

17. More to Life – Stacie Orrico: Just like track 16, it’s a song that keeps on telling me that I can do more and more things in my life, rather than just waste it for nothing.

18. One For Sorrow – Steps: Aside from this song reminding me of my childhood, the meaning of this song is about unity and that the more the person sharing their problem, the easier it would be solved.

19. Kasio – 타루(Taru): I don’t know exactly the meaning of this song but what I’m sure of is that it’s about loving someone. I really love listening to this song. It makes my heart move, and it always remind me of that “girl” I’ve been loving for quite a while but up until now, I still don’t know what to do. By the way, it’s part of My Princess OST.

20. 또르르 (Rolling) – Jiyeon: Another sad ballad song. Everytime I listen to this song, it always remind me that there is someone always long for me, always been loving me, but I’m too blinded that’s why I can’t see. 😦

21. 웃어요 (Smile) – 김태희 (Kim Tae Hee) & 양동근 (Yang Dong Gun): A song by my favorite korean actress. This is the main song for the movie Grand Prix. In that movie, the protagonist lost her will to continue her dream, to become the greatest horse-back rider, after her horse died in an accident. Then she met this guy who gave her some time to “smile”, find happiness in life and come back to continue her dream. 🙂

22. I Miss You – Kim Bum Soo: As the title says. I’m missing that “girl” I’m always talking about in this post. Missing her really makes me go crazy 😐

23. Misterio – Slapshock: This metalcore song basically tells us how great God can do for us in our everyday living. In the lyrics, it says that “Napapawi ang lumbay, Dahil sa’yo, dahil sa’yo. Lumiwanag ang buhay, Dahil sa’yo, dahil sa’yo.” which can be translated in english as “The sadness fades, Because of you… Because of you. Life illuminates, Because of you… Because of you.”, which tells how greatful a person can be with God, seeing only light, hope, love. Also, in the music video of the song, the protagonist (which is dressed like a garbage man) who is completely alone, sad and sorrowful, came from the church and then continues his journey to encourage people to keep on believing God even if it is dangerous to be alone, but because he do have faith in God, he still have courage to do so.

24. Dear Mom – 소녀시대 (Girls’ Generation): The reason why I love listening to this song is that, I have a problem with my mom these days. We argued a while ago. But even if I did, I will still love her to death. She’s my only hope and a thousand “thank you” is not enough for me to respect her.

Credits: to the owner of the videos.

So there it goes, and now it ends here. Those are the songs I recommend to you, to listen to these days, whether it’s the holy week or not. I just want you to always keep a place for God in your heart, in your mind, in your everyday living. Please do think of God and what he has done for us. May God always be with us. Have a meaningful week everyone!

|> In Flames – The Chosen Pessimist

NEWS | Jenpoo is back!

Last year, if you can still remember, I blogged about one surprising moment among netizens. That is, the sudden shutting down of the website Jenpoo.com. The website is popular for catering high-quality downloadable mp3 files of most Korean Pop music. It became popular for having almost all of K-Pop artists’ album catalogue, all organized together with the information available. Although considered piracy, users who are into Korean Pop can easily share the music files, their opinions to the music and easily request songs that aren’t present in the catalogue.

A few moments ago, while listening to Lamb of God’s 4th release, I checked out Jenpoo.com’s fanpage via Facebook. I heard it’s back and therefore, I tried checked it out myself. It is indeed true. Although I am not really sure what is the real reason behind Janpoo suddenly closing down, my expectations I posted before, “Rest in Peace Jenpoo. I know you guys who are working on that site will be back with a new name, new layout and better environment.” is indeed true. I feel great that it’s back. My purpose is to download songs from my favorite K-Pop acts and if I get satisfied, I’ll buy the album If I have the money. I am sure most netizens share the same reason as mine. Cheers!

|> Lamb of God – Pathetic

[2010] Girls’ Generation – Hoot (009)

Artist: Girls’ Generation / 소녀시대 / So Nyuh Shi Dae
Album Title: The 3rd Mini Album – Hoot (009)

Release Type: Mini Album
Release Date: October 27, 2010
Record Label: SM Entertainment
Promotional Single(s): 훗 (Hoot)
Genre(s): K-Pop, Teen-Pop, Dance-Pop, Ballad, Pop Rock, Bubblegum Pop, RnB

Tracklist:

1. 훗 (Hoot)
2. 일어나 (Wake Up)
3. 단짝 (My Best Friend)
4. 내 잘못이죠 (Mistake)
5. 첫눈에 (Snowy Wish)

Finally! The girls are back in South Korea to dominate the charts again. And with this, their new EP titled Hoot, I’m sure fangirls and fanboys will be excited again. Released just 22 days after my birthday, they are also currently number 1 in the J-Pop market with their recent J-Pop single -slash- remake of Gee! I’m looking forward to their comeback stages for Music Bank this friday on KBS2, Inkigayo on SBS and Music Core on MBC. Anyway, I’m giving the links to you now, just click every song above or download the full album below, through MediaFire. Remember to buy the album once you’re able to. SNSD Fighting! Remember to leave a comment ^^

EDIT: If you want to listen to the title song Hoot, don’t bother and check the video below. I made it just now (101028) with PS3 game Bayonetta clips and using the new Windows Live Movie Maker 2011:


or watch it directly in YouTube.

My Rating: 9.5/10 – Very good new comeback from the girls.

|> In This Moment – Prayers

2010 | Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp

Alright so finally, T-Ara’s Park JiYeon’s recent movie is up on the internet, illegally. I was looking for it since september, waiting and waiting. Thanks to our dearest DVD rippers out there, the movie is now in our hands :]

Other Name: Gosa 2
Directed By: Yoo Sun Dong
Released: 2010
Genre: Horror; Drama
Cast: Kim SooRo, Park JiYeon (T-ARA), Hwang Jeong-Eum, Yoon Si-Yoon , Park Eun-Bin, etc.
Ripped From: DVD
Subtitle: English (.srt)
File Format: DivX (.avi) | approx. 700MB

Download Links:

Movie: Megaupload | MediaFire Folder (001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 010 011 012 013 014)
English Subtitles: Megaupload | MediaFire

*Megaupload Links fully credited to Asianent’s effort.
*MediaFire links are uploaded by me. MediaFire links have password “iamsad”. MediaFire links are split into 14 files, 50MB each file. Use HJSplit to join all 14 parts. Please do not take out these links.

Off this topic, I am somehow sad about our T-Ara Jiyeon’s latest controversy. I know you guys you would say that Jiyeon really looked like the girl in the video. To be honest, I agree. I can’t deny it and it’s bothering me. Jiyeon is my favorite in T-Ara and she’s the reason why I started to love this idol girl group. Still, I’m waiting yet wishing that this controversy was just a hoax. I will still believe in Jiyeon. The fact that the company, Core Contents Media, T-Ara, Jiyeon’s family and friends, and even Jiyeon herself admitted that the girl in the video wasn’t her but a look-a-like, I feel more energy and hope to keep on believing her side. I hope this controversy will be resolved as soon as possible. We at TIARAdiadem are feeling depressed. 😦

Anyhow, please enjoy this horror movie from JiYeon and the rest of veteran actors/actresses present in this movie. As far as I know, this would be Jiyeon and Kim SooRo’s second project together. First being the KBS2 TV series, God of Study, which I have finished watching a while ago, back in May 2010. Please do thank the original uploaders and sources of this re-blogged topic. Thank you Asian ENT. I will watch this movie well 🙂

|> The Clash – Death or Glory

2010 | Rhythm Zone

Are you disappointed with Bandmaster? Looking for another simple music/rhythm video game for you computer? Now try Rhythm Zone. I have tried playing this game for a while and believe me, you’ll get addicted to it in your first tries. It wasn’t that great but atleast it has a decent Online capabilities. It does have a great interface and graphics effects but for for this game, forget the crappy online community/tambayan that you’ve seen in Band Master. Honestly, that feature doesn’t have sense in anyway, you just can see your character to show of with the other players, apart from it, non anymore.

The biggest thing of Rhythm Zone is the ability to load your own songs, yes, your own songs, your own mp3 collection. You can also have a song library categorized by artists, albums or genres. That’s it but there’s more. The songs you load can actually be detected automatically by the online radio Last.FM. However, not all songs can be discovered, but atleast, almost all songs, so thanks for that feature. Upon playing the game, I did tried K-Pop songs, SNSD Yoona’s latest single “Innisfree Day” in particular. It was cool. I love how the visualization works. I can see some similarities of the game engine of Rhythm Zone and another music/rhythm game I’ve been playing last few months called “AudioSurf”. Still, there is some large differences between the two. Controls are just one thing. You just have to watch out for 4 color-coded speaker-looking thing-y that is similar to RockBand’s 4-piece-drum-notes. Beats are what the game is about, similar to the ever-popular iPhone game Tap Tap Revenge, so follow the beat, hit the notes and you’re all set.

The Online capability of the game is to upload your score for a certain song and compare it to the other players worldwide through the leaderboards. One more thing is that, it does not take a lot of your harddrive space and is playable with almost all computers that can play videos. Other than that, this game is simple. If you’re curious on how the game looks like, check out this videos and screenshots I uploaded so far.

BoA – Hurricane Venus

4MINUTE – I My Me Mine

f(x) – NU ABO

Girls’ Generation – Oh!

T-ARA – I Go Crazy Because of You

Yoona – Innisfree Day (Eco Song)

T-ARA – Bo Peep Bo Peep

All videos credits to my YouTube channel: joaquinangelito

…out of 10s:

Gameplay: 8 (The game is fun at first, but just like BandMaster, Tap Tap Revenge, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, AudioSurf, you’ll get bored after a month or two. Atleast in this game, you have lots of songs to play to!)
Sound: 9.5 (The game’s sound effects is somewhat almost perfect, however, I found a bug just before you start any song…)
Graphics: 10 (I’m giving it a perfect score because it has a very appealing textures and background animations that weren’t present in some games and in my opinion, can be very attractive to girls. Also, it does not require a lot of your videocard’s resources, even your old notebook’s Intel GMA 950 can run this game flawlessly)

Overall: 9.16

~End of Story~

|> Foo Fighter – Learn to Fly

[2009] Girls’ Generation – Gee

Gee - Digital

Artist: Girls’ Generation / 소녀시대 / So Nyuh Shi Dae
Album Title: The 1st Mini Album – Gee

Release Type: 1st Mini Album
Release Date: January 7, 2009
Record Label: SM Ent, Avex Trax, Seoul Records, Universal Records (Philippines)
Promotional Singles: Gee, 힘내! (Way to Go)
Genre(s): K-Pop, Teen-Pop, Dance-Pop, Ballad, Bubblegum Pop, Pop Rock
Tracklist:

1. Gee
2. Way To Go! / 힘내! / Him Nae!
3. Dear. Mom
4. Destiny
5. Let’s Talk About LOVE / 힘들어하는 연인들을 위해

I recommend everyone to buy the album. Though my korean copy does not have a poster included, the quality of every image is really that good, really promising. so, if you’re a real fan, a real SONE, the least that you could do to support the girls is through buying their album and participate in online communities specially, SoShified, where the girls log-in in certain occasions. If You Love Them, Buy The Album.

My Rating: 10/10
My Comment: the track list may sound awkward, and “Destiny” might be different but all-in-all, Gee is a good new start for Girls’ Generation comeback, sold over 150,000+ in South Korea, there’s no doubt that this EP will make you a SONE also, now or even the last beat of your heart.
My Last Words: Gee is the real BOMB! It dominated the charts and sales for the first half of 2009, and settled a new standard for the K-Pop Girl Group trend. I hope everyone enjoyed listening to the album. Please support Girls’ Generation, Buy The Album.
Credits: wikipedia.org

|> Girls’ Generation – Gee

[2009] f(x) – Chocolate Love

Chocolate Love by f(x)

CD Information :

Artist: f(x)
Single Name: Chocolate Love
Release Date: 08.10.2009
Release Type: Digital Single

Language : Korean
Genre : K-Pop; Electro Pop

Track Information :

01. Chocolate Love (Electronic Pop Ver.)

This is the Electronic Pop version of Chocolate Love, sang by SM Entertainment’s new rookie 5-piece girl group f(x), also for the LG CYON New Chocolate phone. As it is the Electro Pop version, expect a lot of keyboard beats and synthesizer elements in the track. Although most of the lyrics are similar to Girls’ Generation’s Retro Pop version, one big difference is the Rap part, taken over by the group’s rapper Amber.

|> Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit

My first K-Pop CD

It’s true… I now have my copy of Girls’ Generation’s Genie, and it is definitely my very first K-Pop CD. For the price of P350.00, you get the CD, plus a mini poster. Thanks to Universal Records and GGPH. I’m also wanting to buy SHINee’s Romeo, but I told myself, “Maybe Next Time”. I thought I won’t be able to grab a copy, since everyone is so busy and it’s a hustle to go out outside (because of the super typhoon, ondoy). October 2, 2009, I told ate jho, if we can both go to Gateway, just to buy 2 copies. That’s it, with some little obstacle on the way, finally I did it!!!

|> The Clash – London Calling