Songs to add to your music list (Kpop of course)

I have been extremely busy trying to get the hang of my new position. It’s been fun so far and I am actually looking forward to learning more. But in the midst of a new position and an upcoming wedding, I have not been listening to new music lately. Most of the songs on my iPod are from the summer, which is saddening. At least for me.

Since I finally got some space to breath, I have decided to listen to some new music (of course Korean) and list them here. Now, some have a proper music video, while others are from a show, either awards show or a survival show. So here we go.

First up is Epik High. They are my most favourite hip hop group. Not just because of the flow of their rap but also because of their lyrics. They make sure to pull on your heartstrings in very creative ways. I know this song is not new but I have just heard it and I am completely obsessed with it.

Epik High – It’s Cold ft. Lee Hi

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How creative can Kpop albums get?

So after some serious posts, I have decided to go back to talking about Kpop. That’s always fun isn’t it?



My CD collection. Just added: Block B’s ‘Very Good’


For those of us who have spent hundreds of dollars on Kpop albums, might have noticed that these albums are not like those we find anywhere else in the world (it’s a generalization, I am pretty sure I am wrong about this). For Western artists, it is common to find albums like this.

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Arranged not forced

So, I recently got engaged (well sort of engaged, my marriage got fixed) and things I have heard since then are hilarious (and a little disappointing).

First of all, in arranged marriages, you have the right to say NO. I know it’s hard to believe but you do.

Second, yes I have seen my husband-to-be before and yes I am allowed to talk to him.

Third, just because I have shown you a picture of him with a kid, it does not mean that I am getting married to some guy with a kid. My parents are not evil nor desperate.

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Should parents help their adult children find jobs?


So, I was invited to speak on CBC Radio One’s Cross Country Checkup, hosted today by guest Suhana Meharchand. On the show, I briefly spoke about parents assisting their adult children find jobs. Let’s just say that sparked a bit of laughter and a bit more of disbelief.

Should they help?

Well, personally I think they should. But. And this is a big one (get your mind out of the gutter please. Sheesh.) There should be a limit.

I think Christina Newberry took a great approach to it in her article “How to Help Adult Children Living at Home Find a Job.” In the post, she outlines the steps parents can take to help their kids out but she also mentions where that help should stop. That is to say, don’t go and actually follow up with employers for your children. They need to be independent.

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Best Ways to Job Search


There isn’t one.

So recently, I have found myself in the reality of job search. A reality that I so hopelessly wanted to avoid and thought I would be able to. I mean I’ve had a job in the library, a government job, since I was 15. It was natural to just move up without a problem, right? Wrong. Moving up in the library system is harsh. It’s based on seniority. You get seniority through the number of hours you work. Being a student for most of my eight years in the system, it wasn’t always easy to work large amount of hours. So, despite having several years behind me, I’m still at the near bottom of the list. Terribly saddening.

What I have learned in the past few weeks is you need to be a really outgoing person. Period. More period.

Basically, if you don’t put yourself out there and talk to people that you normally wouldn’t have courage to talk to, you’ll basically be trying to climb up a slide. A very sloppy slide. I still have not landed a job but believe me when I say that I have talked to EVERYONE in my sight and beyond.

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So what’s new in Kpop MV world?

I haven’t done this in a while but with recent surge of music video releases, I thought I should go back to reviewing some of them. There are some artists in this review post that I have never heard of and others that I am completely and utterly obsessed with. Yes. I did use the word obsessed. Don’t believe me? Just check my tumblr.

Anyways, let’s get back to reviewing some awesome music videos that have been released in the last few days.

First up we have Lee Yu Rim’s Call my Name

This music video is cute. J-Hyo’s presence was a surprise. But I’m not digging the song. This is not to say that her voice is not good, which undoubtedly is really nice, it’s just the music does not appeal to me. It’s very…hmm..what’s the word I’m looking for…what’s the musical equivalent of monotone? Basically it doesn’t have its ups and downs. Her voice does. The music doesn’t.

Though, I have to admit, the more I listen to it the more I like it. Which can or cannot be a good thing.

For those of you, like me, who have no idea who she is, apparently she was part of TvN’s ‘The Romantic’, which is similar to bachelorette. Though, if I can remember correctly, ‘The Romantic and Idol’ version had couples who were allowed to change partners. I don’t know. I just know that she was part of the original show and is a rookie soloist.

Though, I don’t like this song particularly, well I sort of now, I do think that I’m going to keeping an eye on her for her future projects.

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So, I wrote something…

So, I was upset or rather I’m still upset about an issue which I may or may not elaborate on later but I wrote this thing which I want to share with you all.  It’s not well written though…


Arranged not deranged, it is rather insane

You get to choose what you want

You get to choose who you want

Until we want


You do what they desire

You work hard to meet their desire

Until you fail in your aspire

Arranged not deranged, it is rather insane

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