BTS ‘Anpanman’ Choreography

In about 30 minutes we’ll be heading off to the dance studio to learn BTS’ Anpanman:

I’m so screwed. It looks hard. But my daughter has been dying to try this choreography so we can’t pass it up.

Also… I miss Lay. I hope he joins EXO during their next comeback (rumored for August).

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Random K-Pop News and Musings

As is the norm, K-pop news never goes to sleep. Like never. As far as the music industry is concerned, K-pop is like Vegas. There is no night or day. 24/7 it just keeps on going. Whether you like it or not! There’s been so much going on since my less-than-dedicated time on my blog. I’ll just add some of the ones I spotted as of lately which has peaked my interest.

First off, Day6 has a new MV – Shoot Me:

I’ve been slowly getting into Day 6 and it’s been a really amazing eye-opener. I appreciate how different they are than the typical k-pop group. It’s a nice change of scenery to see a rock band from the industry playing their own instruments when they perform. And their music is pretty good! The other day I had their Japanese single, Stop the Rain, quite a bit on rotation.

Are there people out there who’s got their TV tuned to the FIFA World Cup right now? I can assure you it’s pretty much constantly on during our waking and at-home hours these days. My husband is a HUGE football/soccer fan. And while I’m not a huge sports fan, I do get excited for the World Cup. It’s probably one of my favorite spectator sport to watch live next to baseball.

What does this have to do with k-pop? Well, the BTS x Coke commercial of course!

I commented to my family how it’s funny you can tell how dated the recording is by the color and style of their hair. This was filmed 3 hair colors ago! After this, they went completely black, then black with highlights for some (FAKE LOVE era) and now well… they all are sporting their own colors with just J-Hope being completely black. I thought Suga was also black but it’s more like a dark brown. And of course, the infamous cherry red/reddish-pink of Jungkook!

Onto Blackpink’s DDU-DU DDU DU which are killing it on the charts and award shows! I’m very happy for them. They even broke TWICE’s YouTube views for 50 million views within 3 days – A record for a k-pop girl group!

Next, as for more personal k-pop discoveries, my daughter and I attended another k-pop dance class this weekend. We’re enjoying how it’s introducing us to new tunes outside of our normal groups we listen to. The instructor was great! He was very engaging and able to break down the choreography. He also had a very keen eye to know when it was time to speed up the track or when to repeat an area he saw us having trouble with. We had so much fun and this past weekend, we did it to Sunmi’s Heroine:

As usual we only learn the main chorus part which starts, in this dance practice, at 1:02 and ending at 1:32. Not a particularly hard dance to learn as this was a beginner’s class but let me tell you… that deep squat and bounce part? Our quads are still feeling it after 48 hrs!

Lastly but not least, RUN BTS episodes resumed as of today! I’ve been missing it pretty badly, too. I thought they would take a break completely until fall but I guess I’m wrong. I’m going to assume, then, it’s because they won’t be doing another Bon Voyage this summer as they’re gearing up for the world tour. So, this is what they are giving us in return. I haven’t watched it yet but will tonight before bed.

http://www.vlive.tv/video/77333

And as far as RUN BTS and my blog is concerned, this post I did months ago stills to be a popular click for my readers: Not-So Daily Kpop Challenge – Part XII

Enjoy!

Gimme Sympathy… and Jungshook Over Jungkook’s Hair

Ugh. This place feels so neglected! And I don’t like that. But life… you see, life… it gets in the way sometimes. I’ve been doing so much overtime and well, there was also this little BIG thing where my daughter had her grade 8 graduation. And I had to finalize a new hire which I will need to travel to the states to train her… So you know, gimme sympathy:

In other news… holy… Jungkook has got us Jungshook again with his bright red hair!

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My dog won’t let me sleep. And neither will Anpanman, apparently…

Last night I was so tired. My daughter is traveling with her class on an end of school year trip and my husband was working. I savored having the house to myself for the evening. When I climbed into bed, my dog, Hobbes, decided to squeeze himself into MY spot so I was forced to lie there diagonally whilst contorting my body around his 21-lb rolled up ass.

He’s tiny, but solid. And he knows how to make himself comfortable. Often when I think I’ll get to cuddle with my husband, he’ll swoop in and take the spot that is rightfully mine. See what I mean?

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I finally nudged him to move over and he decides to make himself comfortable by lying on his side, back to me, and resting his head on my husband’s pillow. I’m thankful at least he’s on the other side of our queen size bed but sheesh! You’d think he was entitled to act so…  human!

My body was done for, though. The weekend was just so busy… shopping with my daughter for her grade 8 graduation dress, waking up early both Saturday and Sunday morning to put in a grueling 2-2.5 hr workout and up to my parents place for an early father’s day dinner. Not to mention all the running around we had to do to get in our errands – plus a short hike on Sunday to end the day.

I was very close to la-la-land. I could feel my body succumbing to sleep but just before I reached that blissful slumber… just as I was about to feel the final strings of my consciousness being pulled into a peaceful darkness…

This is what goes through my head…

“WAITING FOR YOU, ANPANMAAAAAAN!”

Seriously?

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BTS Comeback Preview Show – FAKE LOVE

I’m sure many of you watched BTS’ hour-long comeback preview show. If not, it’s free on their V Live channel:

http://www.vlive.tv/video/69787

And I might very well be really missing RUN BTS webisodes because I was tickled pink when they decided to play a game near the end of their V Live broadcast. My favorite parts here in the following self-made GIFs (and man these were hard to make but I’m getting there!)

The two teams had to blindfold each member as they take a photo of their team mate striking a pose from the FAKE LOVE choreography. Each member took a turn to take a different part of the pose in order to piece together the full pose as Polaroids.

Poor RM, Jin and J-hope. They clearly did not understand the rules!

What I liked about Taehyung, even though Jin assaulted his eyes with the blind fold (unintentionally of course), he just stood there and took it like a good sport!

And for those who have not seen the official come-back show, the set for FAKE LOVE (and a bit of foreshadowing at the time for the extended rock version music video, was amazing! I felt chills!

We were also blessed to see the choreography and live performance (first time for both) Anpanman and Airplane pt. 2:

I am almost speechless of how good the choreography is for their new releases! Anpanman is fun and light but still pretty athletic with their high jumps which mimic them flying like superheros. And Airplane pt. 2‘s Latin-American dance moves are both slick and sexy. I love the way it starts with Jungkook sitting and singing on the chair and then Jimin coming from behind as he body-rolls his way to the mic-prop. He just swoops in fluidly into his vocals!