People are like smells. The more you experience them, the more you get used to them, but when they’re gone, you notice an absence. Depending on the amount of time you’ve spent with them, their scent and feel may linger, sometimes more than others. Relationships are powerful things, which is why it is so important to choose people to spend your life with that will make worthwhile the time your pour into them, and won’t leave a bad scent in your nose. As broken people, though, can we truly create meaningful relationships? What happens when our feelings fade and our interactions go south? That’s a question I want to explore in today’s KPOP Friday post, as we take a look at On Your Body by VEN.

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Hello everyone!  I’m sure you were expecting me to post the last in my series on BIGBANG’s MADE album, and I was as well. I’ve been writing a lot and I’ve got a lot of different ideas floating in my head about how to approach it, but that’s kinf of become my problem. I’ve basically been word vomiting all over the Word Document I have for the article, and I’ve got nothing concrete to show you all. I express my heartfelt apologies.  I believe that…Continue Reading “죄송합니다! – I’m Sorry!”

If you know me to a certain degree of familiarity, you’ll understand that I love Korean music. I enjoy a lot of other types of music, from Christian music to dubstep to old-timey jazz, but Korean music holds a special place in my heart because I got into it at a time in my life when I was just starting to learn who I was as an individual. There are a lot of groups out there in the KPOP sphere, each of them with different styles and genres they tend to specialize in, but my favorite is BIGBANG. Objectively, one could call them the most famous korean boy band in the world, and they have a good selection of music (still be discerning if you want to listen/watch though, not all of their content is suitable for younger audiences). One of my favorites is a song from their newest album, entitled “LOSER”.

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“LOSER” as a song is best described as an experience; the lyrics coupled with the imagery of the music video make for some powerful scenes. Each member of the group plays a character that is broken, each of them struggling with a specific sin. Their burdens weigh them down, and each of them exudes a pain that you can feel and connect with.

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Ohayo gozaimas! This past weekend I was recovering from Thanksgiving by browsing through Crunchyroll on my Wii U (the best way to recover from just about anything), and as I flipped through the alphabetical section I stumbled across an anime called “Break Ups”. Given my love for sad songs, sad stories, and sad songs that tell sad stories, breakup stories have often made their way across my various music playlists over the course of time, so I decided to give it a got just for the heck of it.

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