EXO ‘Overdose’ Comeback!


Well, okay, it’s kinda been here already. EXO had already made a few comeback shows for their new mini-album “Overdose”. But then the tragic Sewol ferry accident occurred and, out of respect for the victims, those still missing, and the families of everyone involved, many entertainment channels and shows were cancelled and rescheduled. 

So, EXO’s MV was supposed to come out April 21st, but it was released May 7th, Korean time (or KST). So, yesterday for us!

Guys. This music video is TOO GOOD FOR WORDS. 

I mean, of course it’s going to be good to me because I love EXO regardless. But just everything about this MV: the theme, the setting, the style, the dancing. All so beautiful. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched it alone and with my friends. Such great music and such great artists! 🙂

If you haven’t seen it yet (or if you just wanna watch it again, tee-hee), here’s the link to both EXO-K and EXO-M MVs:

*EXO-K: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI0DGvqKZTI

*EXO-M: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjXHE2foamc

I hope you like their MVs! They have such a huge fandom, but they wouldn’t mind having more fans added to the bunch! 🙂


Time for work, free time, pay days, adventures, sunshine, pools, summer fruits (like watermelon!), a consistent gym schedule, mall trips, THE WHOLE SHA-BANG!!!! Well, I should probably move out of my dorm room first (^^’), but I’m totally excited!

Those on summer break, I hope you have a fun-filled summer! Those with still a month or few weeks left, YOU TOTALLY GOT THIS! The end is in sight! I’ll be praying that the Lord gives you the diligence and wisdom to finish off the school year strong! 

luv ya!
~ Mishy (^^) ❤

*KPOP: My Favorite Group!

Although the word KPOP may be enough of a warning for those who do not like KPOP, some KPOP fans and other curious readers may not be prepared to see numerous photos and read explanations of the KPOP group discussed. Proceed at your own risk. You have been warned.  *BTW, this post DOES NOT contain explicit content. (since when do my posts ever do?)

Hey guys!

So, for some of you, you got SO EXCITED because *gasp* there’s a new post! But then you looked at it and saw the first word and sighed in frustration…

KPOP? Really? She hadn’t posted about it in so long, I thought she’d just stopped listening to it.”


But some of you are KPOP lovers and can indulge in this post. Obviously, you may not have the same opinions as me, but that’s okay. Because I’m sure that we may fangirl over the same “oppas,” groups, videos, etc. WE ARE A FANDOM. To quote High School Musical, “WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.”

So, I’m going to talk about my favorite KPOP group. Because I’ve finally declared a favorite group of my own. See, I started with 2PM as my favorite and then U-KISS, but my sister really loves U-KISS a LOT, so we were kind of in this stage of “my sister likes the same thing I do, and I don’t like it, but I liked it first therefore I will not budge and continue liking it even though I don’t like the fact that she likes it too.” (Haha, did you get all that?) Those of you with sisters who are pretty close to you in age and like the same things you like understand this concept.

I’m doing this for a couple of reasons: 

  1. Because I want to.
  2. Lately I’ve been fangirling a lot over them, and maybe talking about them and posting pictures of them here will get everything out in the open and decrease my fangirling. Here’s hoping it does! *FIGHTING!* (LOL)

So my favorite group is: EXO! Yes, I’ve become an EXOtic! 😀

It all really started during the summer of 2013. I’d heard that this group called “EXO” had released an MV called “Wolf” and I decided to check it out. At first, I was a little thrown off by the song, but then as I continued to listen to it, I began to love it. That’s when they released their first full album “XOXO”.

And then maybe a month later, they released an MV for “Growl” and a repackaged version of “XOXO”. I think Bria was the one to tell me to check out “Growl” and so I did. And loved it the moment I saw it. And then after that, I pretty much took a break from EXO and KPOP in general really. School started back up again, and I was exploring the punk-rock genre which includes bands like Sleeping with Sirens, Pierce the Veil, and Mayday Parade. Really, the only way I was updated on the latest KPOP news was because of all the tweets I would get from http://www.allkpop.com/ (they’re really awesome about being up-to-date! Any KPOP lover should follow them on Twitter! :D)

But then Christmas break came around. And my knowledge of EXO grew. Bria and I briefly talked about them when we were watching their MVs (Bria’s bias is D.O. [his voice is freaking amazing] and my bias is Kai :D)…

D.O. is on the left and Kai is on the right. (I think the girl in the middle is from Girls Generation, but I’m not sure…)

…and I really liked their song “History”. I also knew that EXO has 12 members in all, but they also separate into 2 different groups with 6 members each: EXO-K (for Korean) and EXO-M (for Mandarin or Chinese).

EXO-K consists of maknae Sehun, lead singer D.O., Baekyun (not pronounced “Bacon”), lead dancer Kai, leader Suho, and rapper Chanyeol

EXO-M consists of leader Kris, lead dancer Lay, Luhan, Xiumin, lead singer Chen, and maknae Tao

After seeing what allkpop was saying about them on Twitter, I found that their popularity was escalating fast. And they had a new show called “EXO Showtime.”

Well, I’ll tell you a little tip about KPOP: the moment you watch a TV show on any group, you’re fangirling of the group will automatically begin to increase. And that’s exactly what happened to me. I watched the Christmas episode of “EXO Showtime”, and began liking EXO more and more. I watched the latest episode yesterday and told my sister: “It is official: EXO is my favorite group.”

My sister even painted my nails an EXO theme! 

Kinda over-the-top, huh? Yeah, it is, and I know it. The fact that I’m even posting this blog about them is over-the-top. This may decrease my fangirling by one point, but it could also increase it by maybe five points. (^^’)

Bria said that I’m on this “downward fangirl spiral”, and to be honest, she was right (even though I didn’t want to admit it at the time). And so, right now I’m trying my best to refrain from watching anymore “EXO Showtime” until I can get this fangirling under control. I’m even trying to avoid all the EXO tweets on my Twitter feed. 

LOL, but then I found out today that I’m going to get EXO’s repackaged “XOXO” album as a late birthday/Christmas and I AM SO STOKED YOU WON’T EVEN BELIEVE IT. (^^)

Hopefully by tomorrow all this fangirling will die down so I can watch “EXO Showtime” in a calm, civilized manner. It was getting out of control (especially when I was reading EXO Facts to my sister last night. In her words, “it was like she was reading me a bedtime story or something.” SMH just a little out of hand…)

I totally get it. Liking a band or a KPOP group or a singer is fine, but I must learn to not let it get out of hand. I’m definitely not making EXO an idol because I know that liking them can’t fulfill any needs that I have or help me accomplish anything. I think a big reason I’m fangirling so hard now is because once this next semester starts, I won’t have time to fangirl. Better now than during the school year.

So, yeah! I hope those of you who aren’t into KPOP heeded my warning at the beginning of the blog. And I hope those of you who love KPOP like me enjoyed reading about my favorite group! 😀 

*Those who love KPOP: Saranghae! Who is you favorite group? Do you have more than one? And who is your bias? Do you have more than one of those? I seriously wanna know! If you go back to the top of the blog and look to the right, there’s a section that says “Contact Me”. Email me about your favorite KPOP anything! I’d love to hear from you! Also within your email, let me know if there are any groups you want to suggest to me! I’m up for listening to different groups! If you have any KPOP groups you want me to write about, I’d love to do that too! 🙂 

*Those who aren’t really fans of KPOP, but read this anyway: Thank you for your patience as you read through my fangirl-ed post. I know that it might’ve been a burden to some of you, but I really appreciate it! 

Tomorrow’s MONDAY, which means some of you will be going back to school. 😛 But you can do it!!! Be encouraged that it’s the start of a new semester, and if you didn’t do so well last semester, strive to do better this time around and finish strong!! I believe that y’all can do it!!! 🙂 

I hope you all have a great week!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

luv ya!
*~.Mishy.~* (^^) ❤

*KPOP: The Reactions I Get

Wow. I haven’t put up a post about KPOP in a while. Some of you probably thought of it as a relief. Others might have been disappointed.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to let y’all suffer through many posts of KPOP just to catch up. That’d be asking too much of you! 😀 But I’m still writing at least one post about it…maybe two…so, here goes…

You know I love KPOP…

During the school year, I had UKISS and 2PM posters and other posters of KPOP I drew over the summer on my wall in my dorm room. My desk was decorated with UKISS and 2PM albums (mostly UKISS). I’ve got tons of KPOP artists on my iPod and, if I’m bored, you might see me with my laptop watching KPOP MVs. Heck, my laptop and cell phone backgrounds are covered in KPOP bands! (^^) There are so many KPOP groups out there!!! So many to listen to, to fangirl over haha!

You ever wonder what reactions I get when people see the posters, the albums, the Korean letters on my iPod, the MVs I watch? LOL, really, the reactions vary…

For Example…

The question of what type of music one listens to always comes up in a conversation, whether it’s the first time meeting someone or someone approaches you while you’re wearing your headphones and he’s wondering what you’re listening to. 

So let me set the stage for you. Let’s say I’m in the library working on math homework, my giant blue headphones blaring “Stop Girl” by UKISS into my ears. Someone I kind of know walks up to me to say hi, and we talk for a bit about our day or how busy we are. 

“What are you listening to?” the person asks, once there’s really nothing else to talk about.

I put on a smile (and usually it’s a, “Oh no, here we go again…” smile) and say, “KPOP.”

I get several reactions…

A. The person nods his head in that “Well, everyone has different tastes” way and proceeds to walk away while saying, “Oh.”, “Fun.”, “Hmm.”, or sometimes “Awesome!” (but really, he’s thinking in his head, “Abort! Abort! Say something, smile, and walk away!”)

B. The person scrunches his face and asks, “What’s KPOP?!” and I proceed to tell them what it is, maybe by showing him some MVs. And either…

      1. …it grows on him, even if he is a little confused about the things that are happening or what the people are wearing and he asks what my favorite groups are and is actually considering checking it out

      2. … he gets even more weirded out and walks away as fast as he can. And I most likely might not have contact with that person ever again (maybe because he tries to avoid me? who knows LOL…)

C. The person scrunches his face, but this time to say, “Blech, KPOP sucks! “

D. The person smiles and says excitedly, “Oh my gosh, I LOVE KPOP!” and we proceed to talk about our fave groups, the latest gossip about the groups, which MVs are better than others, etc., etc., etc.

Rarely does reaction D happen. Thankfully, there are girls on my hall who love KPOP too, so I can talk to them about it. And my roomie has gotten used to listening to my KPOP playlist enough to kind of hum some of the songs. Not to mention I actually got a guy friend of mine who usually listens to hard rock music to like it (imagine that!)

All I ask of you is this: please PLEASE don’t say you listen to KPOP when all you’ve ever listened to is “Gangnam Style” or “Gentleman” by Psy. Psy is KPOP, yes, but he isn’t all there is to KPOP.

Am I saying that you have to watch every single MV and interview by a KPOP artist; buy all their albums, posters, and t-shirts; and stand on the Overlook and scream, “I LOVE KPOP!!!”? Of course not.

Just don’t let me hear you say that you listen to KPOP and I look at your iPod and only see Psy in your artists. Let me see some UKISS, B.A.P, Super Junior, 2PM, and SHINee! Better yet, lemme see a KPOP artist I don’t even listen to so I can hear you talk about it! Don’t let me be the only one talking about it!

*Takes a deep breath* *Steps off of soap box*

Am I truly angry at the people who say that? No, of course not. Just disappointed that you don’t know so much about KPOP than I thought you did. But we can quickly change that! 😀 I’m seriously gonna try to review more KPOP albums and artists, and comebacks that happen when they happen. Sorry to those who aren’t crazy about KPOP. :/ 

If KPOP isn’t your cup of tea, that’s totally fine. I don’t plot revenge on those who say that KPOP sucks. I’m not here to start a KPOP revolution, I’m just here to share what I love with you all, and the humor that comes along with it.

Haha, have a great day or night, wherever you are! Thanks for reading my KPOP rant! Y’all are troopers! 🙂

Love y’all!
*~.Mishy.~* (^^) ❤


Two posts in one day?! That’s how you know that:

1. It’s Friday
2. My Spanish class was cancelled, so I have nothing that I’d rather do than blog! 😀

Okay, so in case you haven’t notice…

I. LOVE. KPOP!!! (^^) ❤

Yep. I love it. I love everything about it…okay, not everything, because, just like in America, there can be inappropriate things in the music industry in Korea too…

But there’s something about listening to music in a different language and watching music videos (MVs) with adorable Asian boys dancing and singing and acting all “aegyo” (“cute” in Korean). I have gotten a little into 2NE1, a girl KPOP group, but not as much as the boy ones. I just love it.

*FACT: I am “blasian.”

*FICTION: The Asian side of me is Korean.

*FACT: The Asian side of me is Filipino, but I love Korea and also Japan just as much as I love the Philippines. I love ALL Asian countries.

*FICTION: Doing this “Fact/Fiction” thing wasn’t weird at all…

Bria and I are learning the dance moves to “Standing Still” by UKISS. We’re going to learn other dances by other KPOP groups such as MBLAQ, SHINee, and 2PM, maybe. And we’re going to see if we can be a part of Culture Fest next year. SO EXCITED!!! 

I’m also excited because AJ’s back with UKISS! After 6 months of schooling in NYC, it’s so nice to see his face with theirs!
I’m thinking about posting up more things about KPOP, like things about my fave groups, the MVs, and other things, just so I can share it with y’all. I understand that KPOP isn’t Christian music, but you’d be surprised that some members of KPOP groups are Christians! Which is really what Korea needs! (^^) 

Don’t worry, I won’t post about KPOP consistently so I don’t choke you up with it…wouldn’t want to do that to y’all!! 🙂

Later, I’ll post up something about KPOP and Christianity: Engaging in the Culture for the Glory of God. Because yes, Bria and I do joke around about how every time we have dance practice, we’re “UKISSin’ it up.” And when we’re working out, we joke about how we’re working our arms out for KPOP so we can do dances and stuff.

But I realized that, really, we shouldn’t be joking around about those things (mostly about doing stuff for KPOP). And I’ll talk more about that in the next post I post about KPOP.

So, here are some basic things about KPOP that I seem to have to explain to most people when they experience it:
  1. Yes, some of the hairstyles and the clothing styles are weird. I understand that some of the hairstyles will be weird to you. I mean, it’s not everyday you see a full bleach blonde Korean or a Korean with this weird bun hairstyle that makes him look like he has devil horns in some shots. Trust me, it is painful sometimes to see what their stylists come up with. For instance, AJ from UKISS has some blue highlights in his hair now, but the way it’s cut is definitely not appealing to me as much as his other hairstyles have been. But just because that’s what they look like in their videos, doesn’t mean they like having their hair like that. Just sayin’. Also, the clothing they wear can throw you off. There are other KPOP videos out there where the members are wearing weird things. I don’t think they choose what they wear; their stylists do. So, don’t blame them.
  2. Yes, the dancing can also be weird. I have many favorite KPOP groups that I love. However, just because I love them and love listening to their music doesn’t mean that I agree with everything they do. Some of the dancing to you may be very weird and maybe even inappropriate, in your opinion. There have been videos where I have to skip parts because I think it’s inappropriate or because I feel awkward watching it. A friend of mine who’s Korean explained to me that people don’t understand KPOP because their style of dancing and doing things reflects 90s boy bands like the Backstreet Boys. It’s like they’re keeping the style up, hence the dance moves and clothing choices.
  3. Beware of other strange things. In KPOP MVs, there can be other weird events or things that are just not normal for American MVs to have. For example, in B.A.P.’s MV for their single “Stop It,” the leader, Bang Yonnguk has a tail that the woman in the video squeezes near the end of the video, which knocks Bang out and he then wakes up, and finds out he’s been dreaming, I’m guessing. Is there some type of sexual connotation to this squeezing of the tail? I personally have no idea, but I surely did not think of it as so when I first watched it. I can try to do more research and find out (yes, you can look up the English translation to all KPOP songs. That’s what Google is for.) And now onto UKISS’s “Standing Still” MV. For some reason, UKISS is starting to put more girls in their MVs. I personally, don’t like it. I mean, they did perfectly fine in their other MVs without the girls. It was nice to just see some adorable Korean boys dancing around and singing. In my opinion, I think their agency is doing it because it shows UKISS is “growing up” out of the cutesy boy stage and into the serious, manly, “sexy” stage. Whatever. I thought they were awesome by themselves. But in this MV, there’s this random girl standing behind a fence and she’s also coming up out of the water. She’s pretty, but beware, she has these INTENSE green eyes that kind of creeped me out. But maybe it was just me…
  4. The English might not be so good. Yes, in KPOP songs, the singer/s or group will use English randomly in the middle of singing Korean. I don’t know why, but just because they use English, doesn’t mean they use it correctly. Sometimes they don’t enunciate quite right. Other times the sentences don’t make sense. 
  5. A plot to a KPOP MV (if there is a plot) can be confusing. There will sometimes be things that can’t be explained in a KPOP MV, such as plot. Or, things can be explained, but the producers just decided not to explain them. All I can tell ya is this: Just roll with it. Sure, ask questions, but I can’t guarantee that you’ll find answers.
So, after reading all of this, you’re probably wondering, “If there’s such weird, questionable stuff in KPOP, why do you listen to it?” I listen to it because it’s enjoyable to me. It’s different than the norm. It’s sometimes better than listening to “Top 40s” crap we have here in America: songs about sex, drugs, and other awful things.

I’m not saying there isn’t bad KPOP out there. There is, and I avoid those songs and stick with the songs about simple love or following dreams or making others smile. I enjoy KPOP because there is some innocence in it as well. Yes, the girl KPOP groups try to dress sleazy sometimes, and the guy groups sometimes take pictures shirtless to attract fangirls. But a lot of the time, you’ll have Korean boy bands on a poster holding kittens or dressing like nerds or eating cupcakes in a messy fashion. I don’t see much of that in America, except for groups like One Direction and Justin Bieber, and even then you’ll get bare ab pictures of them too.

Yes, there is Christian music, and I listen to it as well (as you may’ve noticed since I talk about Britt Nicole in almost every single one of my posts). But I don’t think there’s anything wrong with my listening to KPOP. Like I said, sometimes listening to KPOP is more innocent than listening to stuff on the radio in America. 

I hope you can give KPOP a try and maybe look past some of the weirdness to see the talent that they have!
I’m so excited to share with y’all a piece of me that is KPOP! (^^) And I’m also excited because I got a really great friend of mine who normally listens to hard rock music into KPOP! 🙂 So, anyone can like it. Doesn’t mean you have to like everything about it. But you can like some things.

Hope you didn’t completely drown in my KPOP talk! 🙂

Love y’all!!! 
*~.Mishy.~* (^^) ❤