I am actually just a normal person with normal needs and normal interests. Why would she think that I am a mystery? It makes me feel restless and cannot sleep at night. I guess maybe I should slowly reveal more and more about myself, then she will see that there is in fact nothing mysterious about me.
I say Some say, to learn more about a person, you first look at what food he eats, and then you look at his music preferences. Since I am actively blogging about my cooking (or mess, depending on how you look at it), I suppose the only thing mysterious about me is my music playlist.
I recently had 2 female passengers who heard part of my playlist when being a passenger of my car. You probably know who they are if you have been reading for the past month or so. Both of them heard Korean songs, and both of them accused me for being a hypocrite. After all, I did blog about my non-preference for K-Pop (Korean Pop).
Let me first set the record straight. I don’t hate K-Pop. I just don’t worship anything Korean like most of the younger kids do nowadays. I can tolerate them once in a while, but I generally won’t download the songs and put them on my playlist. There’s one problem with all those Korean songs for me, I feel that they are too similar.
The first Korean songs that I got in touch with are Girls Generation’s Gee Gee Gee (I don’t know if this is the correct song name), and then Wonder Girls’ Nobody But You. Sure they are catchy, but after awhile, I just felt that their MVs are nicer than the songs. The rest of the newer bands and songs that came are similar, catchy but somehow lacks substance.
I only have 3 Korean songs in my playlist, out of the very many thousands of songs circulating around. And I have them because they are nothing similar to the general Korean songs that we usually come across on the local radio stations. Which three?
1.Kim Ah Joong – Byul (Star)
This is the very first Korean song that I fell in love with. It is one of the main soundtrack from the movie 200 Pounds Beauty, also starring Kim Ah Joong herself. Her being pretty is a big bonus, of course, but the song itself is so full of emotions (at least it felt that way to me, I don’t care what you think). Did I mention she is so pretty? I actually followed up watching one of her newer movie, My PS Partner. PS = Phone Sex in this case. I think both movies are available for watch on Youtube, and with subtitles. Both are interesting to watch.
2.Hyorin – I Choose to Love You
You might recognize her as the singer for the Korean version of Let it Go (Frozen song), but I first saw Hyorin sing in Immortal Song that was showing on KBS. It was a singing competition involving various K-Pop artists. I thought she sang pretty well, so I went and Youtube-d her songs, and found this song, and was immediately hooked.
3. Davichi – Don’t Say Goodbye
Another hottie that I saw in Immortal Song that I felt sang really well was Kang Min Kyung, when I Youtube-d her, I realized she was part of Davichi, a female duo. I clicked on a few of their songs, this is the only one that I felt connected to. So it remains on my playlist.
If you had the patience to click on each of the videos, you will find that they are all emotional songs, rather than the catchy dance tunes that our local radio stations and KBS prefers to feed us with. So that’s it, Gunners fact: I am less of a rocker / dancer, and more of a sentimental type of guy when it comes to music taste.
And don’t ask me what the lyrics mean, when I listen to Korean songs, I hardly know what the lyrics mean, I just listen to the tune and feel the emotions. Well at least Hyorin’s video has subtitles…
I suppose I might blog about my J-Pop preferences next. I have more Japanese songs on my playlist than I do on Korean songs.