I’m so unromantic it’s not funny…

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Thanks Kbop-Khop for giving me something fun to post about – yet again. 🙂

I’m actually not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. I never was – single or not single. I’ve felt it was one of the most unromantic day of the year because of how commercial it is. But this 10 Valentine’s Day Questions sounds like fun! So let’s go!

1. What is your favorite Valentine’s Day treat?

Dark chocolate. I’m talking 85% or 90% dark chocolate! And really fresh strawberries – organic please. A difficult thing to purchase during winter months here in Canada. But I’d splurge just to sink my teeth in some juicy strawberries!

2. Sweethearts or chocolate covered strawberries?

My answer from question #1 sums it up! Chocolate covered strawberries – but even better if the chocolate has a bit of that bitter dark taste.

3. What was your favorite Valentine’s day memory?

I don’t have any! I have had bad Valentine’s day memories, though. Does that count? The one that comes to mind is a date I had with my 2nd long term relationship boyfriend. He was in such a horrible mood and when we finally got to his place, we found his snobby aunt was visiting (he was still living at home at the time). His aunt barely paid any attention to me and just gabbed away with him – both acting like I wasn’t there. She was just really, really horrible. I just kept on thinking what I waste of time this was for me to be there. The older and more confident me would have just excused myself and left. If I could have turned back time that’s exactly what I would have done. The younger me was foolish enough to hope we were still able to salvage the date. Uh, yeah. I was wrong!

4. What movie would you rather watch on Valentine’s Day: Pretty Woman or You’ve Got Mail?

A tough one as I like both! I think it would totally depend on my mood. If I had to pick one, I would probably gravitate towards Pretty Woman.

5. Which restaurant would you prefer to go to for a Valentine’s Day date?

That’s the one thing I detest most about Valentine’s Day. Here in Toronto, any nice restaurant will have a set menu (3 or 4 course) which is a waste for me as I don’t like the dessert ‘must-order’ part. Also, they seem to cram as many tables in and well, you practically feel like you’re dining with the couples next to you! It’s extremely impersonal and unromantic. Since I met my husband, while we were dating and childless at least, we would stay in and just enjoy a quiet dinner together.

6. What would you do on your perfect Valentine’s date?

If I didn’t have to work during the daytime I would go for a spa pedicure and then to a cafe to drink an afternoon Americano while listening to k-pop.

Evening time? Stay in and avoid the Valentine crowd. And of course, have sex. What? I’m just being honest!

7. Red or pink lips on Valentines Day?

Pink lipstick, please. But I’ve always preferred pink over red lips on myself.

8. What is your ideal Valentine’s Day date outfit?

Since I’d be at home in hiding, nothing special. My yoga pants and a t-shirt – but I would be wearing my pink fuzzy socks.

9. Homemade or store-bought gifts?

Home made – in the sense of having my husband cook me food. Preferably a medium rare steak with great red wine.

10. Would you wear your hair up or hair down for a date night?

Up – It’s about comfort.

So as you can see, I’m pretty boring, yeah? And a bit dirty I guess because I’d want to have sex but honestly that’s not different from most nights. 😉

I think it’s just that I like romance to be that kind of unplanned, small surprises here and there at random moments anytime. Not just on February 14th each year. And I don’t think romantic gestures need to be this grand thing.

I don’t care for flowers either – they die. And then I’d have to clean them up and I’m too lazy to do that so the dead flowers stay in a vase in front of me for a month.

Yup. I’m so unromantic it’s not even funny.

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It’s Official – I’ve Lost My Mind

Oh. My. GOD!!!

So I just emailed this private dance studio not far from my work place. I’ve been searching for hip-hop classes for my daughter and I’ve found a lot of these private dance studios that not only do hip-hop but dabble in k-pop hip-hop.

The only challenge was finding most places create ‘teams’ for actual amateur dance competitions.

Heeeell NO!!! So not what she is looking for! She just wants to do this for fun.

This studio has a drop-in class schedule with classes ranging from Level 0 to Level 2. Obviously, Level 0 meant for beginners. Though I have an inkling it’s not going to be filled with beginners. As always, you’re going to find a class filled with a variety of levels depending how long people have been dropping in on said class. Still, you can either pay as you go ($15 per class) or buy 12, 24, 48 classes per card, thereby saving more money in the end. I’m sure there’s a time limit. For example, all 12 classes must be taken within a 6 month period. It’s still promising though – there’s at least 2 or 3 beginner classes each week to choose from. And it allows some flexibility with our schedule.

It peaked my curiosity, alright? And you know what they say. Curiosity killed the Cat.

I’m not saying I’m going to die. But my body is not like what it used to be so. So yeah. I’ve decided I’m going to do this with my daughter.

I’m both excited and nervous. More excited than nervous. I mean, if history should repeat itself, I’ve often been able to catch on with new choreography. The nervousness is just based on the fact I have not taken any dance classes for so long. The last time I did was to learn Latin Ballroom.

Of course, I’ll update my progress here but – wish me luck! My daughter will not have time to do this until after her science project is done and she really wants us to do this together! I think it will be fun. 🙂

Not-So Daily Kpop Challenge – Part XV

[30 Day K-Pop Challenge]

Day 30: A k-pop idol that has amazing eye smiles

Well, that’s easy. Park Jimin! In fact, the reason he’s my ultimate bias (from BTS or any k-pop group) is because of the way his whole face just lights up when he smiles! Especially in his eyes – they’re almost dancing when he’s happy! It is such a charming feature. And I really hope he’s as happy as he looks!

It’s not just his smile, though. When he laughs he often throws his whole body into it! And the sound of his laugh is so adorable. Seriously – I can see why Taehyung wants to protect Jimin. Sometimes, he laughs with such ferocity, he disappears from the screen. Or falls onto one of his Bangtan family members. 🙂 Bless him though – he’s the only one who cracks up at Jin’s dad jokes.

 

And there’s the end of my 30 Day K-pop Challenge! It was fun and allowed me to get through a very stressful month (as January always is when it comes to my workload).

Not-So Daily Kpop Challenge – Part XIV

[30 Day K-Pop Challenge]

Day 29: A k-pop song you never get tired of

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I will never get tired of FIRE. And because I’ve already posted the original music video, the choreography music video AND the dance practice – of FIRE – I’m posting one of my favorite live performances that I’ve seen thus far. The beginning with V symbolically taking Jin to the dark side (I viewed it as the fallen angel enticing the other angel to join him like he’s dragging him down to hell) gives me chills each time. Our talented Taehyung is quite the skillful actor.

It’s hard for me, though, to answer this question fairly. I’m known to drift from a favorite song just for a break but always return to it. Having said that, I have listened to FIRE at least once a day since I discovered it.

I think a close 2nd is EXO’s Ko Ko Bop which is, by far, my favorite EXO song:

I admit the music video is one of the reasons I love listening to Ko Ko Bop. It’s aesthetically a great visual. And while, except for Kai, I’m not at all attracted to EXO members, I love their style in this video! Yeol gets up and personal with the camera during his rap segments. Baekhyun just looks so cool throughout the entire video – he just has that look regardless but even more so in Ko Ko Bop. D.O. had some nice shots, too. And I was impressed with Sehun’s hair – it really suited him.

Not-So Daily Kpop Challenge – Part XIII

[30 Day K-Pop Challenge]

Day 27: Favorite dance battle

I don’t know many dance battles so I’m going to the very first one I watched. It was significant because at the time, I didn’t know BTS very well. From Dream Concert 2015, I watched J-Hope do an incredible dance battle with GOT7’s YuGyeom.

They were both unbelievably good. But I recall I didn’t know who J-Hope was at the time and had to look him up. I just remember thinking, “Wow – who is THAT? He’s amazing!” I recently watched that dance-off again – still a great moment to watch.

Day 28: Favorite cover of an American song done by a k-pop artist

I know Jungkook is known for so many cover songs but the one which stands out most, personally, is Taehyung’s cover for Adele’s Someone Like You:

I’m a huge fan of Taehyung’s deep and sultry voice. I’m hoping for another solo from him!