Wu Yifan, When Fashion Icon Strikes Again

Wu Yifan, When Fashion Icon Strikes Again

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It still early in the morning when Beijing International airport filled up by number of girls with various cameras on their hand. I don’t know if they were equally surprise as international Meigeni who was at home and anticipating his airport fashion turned to be speechless.

He known among fans as airport fashion king and this very morning he proves it once again!

So today was Michael Jackson 5th death anniversary and Fanfan had to do something to tribute him which he chooses to do a cosplay!
Came out with long purple wig, he woke my sleepy eyes and I fell silence for moment before I bursted in to hard laughter. It’s likeWTF, what did you do to yourself?

He update his weibo, said he took his sister to go to the show (he will attend Paris Fashion Week, invited by Givency) and both of his Studio (Wu Yifan’s management team) and Official fanclub explained about his style today was for the late Michael Jackson.

So, I can wait for the Fashion Night because I really am anticipating about his appearance. And I don’t expect any clean cut look from him XD

He was not a prince but he was fashion icon 🙂

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Well, these are his other eye catching airpost fashion, which one is your favorite?

Photo courtesy various fansites

Tara Lee, Fangirl, Fanwar and Media Playing

So, this is now happening in my twitter for almost a week already (or probably longer I just did not notice it before)

Ever since I follow EXO in early 2014, I made my timeline colorful with all Kpop stuff as well as divers friend because only right now, I found out that most of my friend I got from EXO, they were all either Kpop fans or had much knowledge about Kpop than I do—of course.

Before my timeline is only CNBLUE related news, be it friends or news from other fanbase, I did follow some of Korean portal news of course to keep myself update with CNBLUE but then again, it was only focus matter. I used to focus on CNBLUE only thus I only have Boice friend, but now, no more.

As I said earlier, my friends now were as colorful as my timeline—not that I’m complaining though. With various friends I have right now, the thing I know about fangirl’s life is different, safe to say, it surprising me because all the nonstop fanwar. And my question is, is that really necessary?

Personally? Of course not. XD

To me, fangirl means new friends to hang out—even mostly on twitter only—and share the same excitement about music we like. But apparently the point of view other fans are different—and I can’t do anything about it, sadly.

So, what does media had to do anything with this fangirl and fanwar stuff? Well, fanwar happen as fangirl’s respond for the news relied by media of course. And as my experience of running CNBLUE’s fanblog for almost three years, there quite difference about Korean media and Japanese media when it comes to entertainment industry.

To Korean media, whenever there idol made comeback, it was the time for them to open all the rumors from the wrapper. To those who is blunt or clumsy they would trapped by the situation the host or media created and of course, it would led to another fanwar.

As for Japanese, comeback means they could provide their readers or audiences behind the scenes every song the artist made.

Thus far, I almost never found about Korean media that talked about CNBLUE’s music (well I took CNBLUE as example because that what I know the difference what Korean and Japanese article or TV show wrote about them). All I found was the rumor and gossip from each member.

I almost never know the story behind their Korean songs (almost all of them that only released in Korea). And on the contrary, I know every story about their Japanese song, each of them. There times when I bored reading Japanese translation because one album CNBLUE could be featured in at least 3 magazines with the same topic, MUSIC! How the idea came up to them, how they arranged the song, how the other member contributed to the song (well, mostly CNBLUE’s song composed by Yonghwa and Jonghyun) or is there any special touch up about the song. They also ask what strongest point from each song.

I wonder why Korean media could not do the same. Instead of talking crap, why did not they started to educated their reader or audiences with meaningful stuff?

Then my friend said to me,

“Korean idols are not all composing their song, and as far as I know there no media focus to cover Korean music globally (published in both Korean and English). Maybe there media that only focus on music like Japanese does but you’ll never know because they’re not popular. What did the idols should talk about when they have no idea about what they’re singing or how the song producing? CNBLUE could talk much because they knew. And I think Korean will run out of topic if they insist to do like Japanese does. Japanese should divers their focus because they would not run out of topic. There loss of musician offered them to write down their story in their editorial.”

Upon hearing this, I realize, what she said was true. Sadly, but that’s the truth. All of musical activity which purely sold music had rare chance to be covered by major media.

One of my friends once flew all the way from France only to attend music festival in Korea, she said, there actually bunch of talent musicians in Korea and various genre too (because all this time I only think Korean only could sing a dance music) but when I try to search any information of the event. There only few and that was not even a headline unlike any event that Kpop idols joined the line up. And the audience too, she said, not many people came.

I actually hope that musician will have a place in Kpop industry (which I thought unlikely, take a look CNBLUE and Juniel) and make the sound of Kpop move divers than coloring by fanwar and controversy.

Wu Yifan, the Twist for the Rookie

Wu Yifan, the Twist for the Rookie

Well, hello again, it’s been while since my last post in here. All this while I don’t feel to write anything but here I am right now, ’cause twitter seems can’t handle my opinion anymore,  well so I guess I’ll start to write again.

There many things happened during this span of time and to be quite honest, I don’t know where do I have to start. So I picked up the most recent issue going on in my twitter which I have many pro and contra, well, it’s no other than my bias, Wu Yifan.

So, the recent issues were all about movie posters and Harper Bazaar photoshoot.

Why those two became issues? Trust me, I don’t know either because I don’t see much problem in there especially for Bazaar photoshoot.

Well, let’s get started with the movie poster.

Some fans upset with the poster for many reasons and here I show you several posters and official casts photoshoot they released those far

The two photos released shortly after the official announcement of Somewhere Only We Know production and the two didn’t drew any bad comments yet and fans begin to wonder what kind of story of the movie be like since in China, movie or drama production always kept under the wrap. There so little things about the storyline or anything about the movie that revealed to public.

New posters been released again and it was nothing ‘cause it still consistent with the previous two or the other promotional photo that officially released, there alwas four of the casts.

However the talk begin when the first movie clip released, in the 30 second video, there only Yifan and Likun couple and Gordon Alexander and Jinglei couple, the other two, ChangZhao and Yizha all of sudden vanished from the sight.

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Second teasers

The questions begin, from, where did Changzhao and Yizha dissapeared? And did Grdon Alexander and Jinglei couple did so much in the movie? Or, what kind the storile of this movie exactly? But many comments and opinion were over promoted of Yifan and Likun couple (I don’t like to say but I think the opinion is true).

The arguments went on as the new posters came out

The posters only consist by two couples and from here Changzhao and Yizha were definately out of sight. And so, when the official teasers came out, all the clip was all about Yifan, Likun, Jinglei and Gordon Alexander.

Even me, I was fooled by the storyline before. All this time I was thinking that the main story would revolved around Yifan, Likun, Changzhao and Yizha. But I guess, I surprised by the — abrupt — change of the promotional photos and posters.

All the more when the cinema version poster came out, all the bad comments toward the director rising once again. Some of fans accused her to use Yifan for promoting the movie, as if there only her and Yifan.

For me personally, from the photos that released earlier (where there always four casts in it) and the official posters, I think it was inconsistent from the SOWK team. I know, the whole storyline only the team themselves so all they can do whatever they want for the posters or teaser clips. My point is, if there four from the start then ideally will still four in the end because movie is not like the real life where none of us can’t handle the future. In the real life is still possible we begin with four and end up with three or two, but hey, this is movie, there a director, a script-writer and whole team to control where the story will going and how it will ended.

If you asking me I like this final poster or not, well, I don’t like it. My reason why I don’t like the poster is, SOWK can hired a better graphic designer. I don’t care about how many of them in it (though I still rooted five or six of them on one frame) or how huge Xu Jinglei face will be, the only one that intriguing me is the design. They should do much more better than this.

From the poster, the storyline seems ambigous. Especially the one where Xu Jinglei, Yifan and Likun on one frame, people can suspect that Yifan was involved in love triangle where the fact is not.

Another issue was, Bazaar photoshoot. And this issue is the most ridiculous things I ever heard. Some upset about Jinglei see-through blouse and saying Yifan shouldn’t do such kind of photoshoot. Other upset and questioned, why did Jinglei even follow Yifan to appear in the cover, why didn’t she leave Yifan alone on the cover?

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Well, for the first issue about Jinglie’s see-through blouse, I don’t have problem with it so, I let you to judge it by yourself. If anything, I like the photoshoot, Jinglei can pulled of her sexy look with someone much younger than her and most of all, she didnt need to reveal her skin.

The second issue, I’m not Bazaar editor so I don’t know the motif, why they took the couple for their cover. FYI, I’d been a editor so quite sometimes and even if it’s not magazine, but I know how they work. I don’t think it was Jinglei’s request to appear in the cover with Yifan. It must the editor of the magazine (in this case is Harper Bazaar) itself.

Honestly I, myself, I don’t see any problem with them being the cover. I don’t know if there many mind that.

Lastly, there one opinion thar drew me to write more in here. Last night, I came acrross with the funny opinion to me. It said, to those who obligated to be thankful to Jinglei with all her decisions and everything is insult Yifan because surely even without Jinglei, Yifan still can do so much.

I’m agree with that but also I’m disagree.

I’m agree that we should thankful to Jinglei to give Yifan so much — great and rare — opportunity he was dearly wished for. To me, SOWK is like Yifan’s experiment project. Why? He’s rookie (and please not that he was never been in acting before unless for his group MV or CFs) but he took lead cast for a movie, secondly, have you ever heard an amateur up for the big chance of being songwriter and even producer for the movie OST?

I’m sorry to called Yifan as an amateur because for me he is. Sure he worked in musical field before but please notice that he was a performer, he only sung — well, he was a rapper before — the song the team given to him, he didn’t write or produce or anything, all he did was sung the song according the score, nothing else.

If I was Jinglei, SOWK is my movie, why I do trust an amateur to do the soundtrack where obviously I can find the better musician to do it because let’s face it, music is doing big thing in the movie too? The answer is either Yifan request to her to do the OST and she sees the potential in this rookie, so she trust him.

If you argue, but Jinglei was still supervising the MV.

Let make this clear, MV and music is DIFFERENT I don’t think Jinglei has something to do with There is a Place because there only mentioned Yifan and Bingyang.

But again, just because I’m thankful to her doesn’t mean I agree with all her policy, I have some dissagreement toward her since the beginning of the SWOK promotional, but at that time, fans accused me as Yifan antis and now when I’m already move to think something else, fans starting to protest to her with the same reason I did before. It’s so funny to me.

And, I’m still believe that even without Jinglei, Yifan can do so much, of course he can because he is Wu Yifan. He can do everything he can and wants. But unfortunately, it was the woman named Xu Jinglei who took him under her wings for his first project, so, you liek it or not, Jinglei, SOWK and There is a Place playing huge role in Yifan’s future career as solo artist AND it was normal that you should be thankful to her, because I think, Yifan personally also thankful to her.

Actually, the relation between Yifan and Jinglei is mutual benefit, Yifan need the chance and room to explore himself and Jinglei need his popularity and fans to give her movie so much love and attentions. This is win win situation for both parties.

If you can’t see her as someone who give great chance to your idol and I don’t think you can appreciated someone who help you in real life either.

Well, it’s enough I think, I need to stop writing before I can’t stop myself. LOL

I welcome opinion from you all as long as we can discuss and talk with chill head and appropriate language ^^

See you next time

Photo by various weibo outlets

Video by galaxy fanfan

Written and posted bt Tara Lee

Wu Yifan and the Milestones to Come

Wu Yifan and the Milestones to Come

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Wu Yifan, today was marking his path in the world for 24 years already.

Today 24 years ago, right on the 6th November 1990 there was born a baby boy, the ordinary baby boy. The baby was growing up in such various surrounding which lead him to be extraordinary boy ever walk on earth.

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He spent his early life in two different surrounding, in his birthplace China and in the different world of western, Vancouver, Canada for specific. Having to adapt in the polar opposite of culture just enriched his personality.
The ordinary boy soon become extraordinary boy with his all round talent. Started off by basketball player, the boy named Kevin Li even brought his team become champion back in China.

Went back to Vancouver, soon he kicked of his entertainment destiny after pass the SM Global audition.

His new journey was begun in Korea.

Spent nine years in that country with all the sweat, pain, blood, tears; he left.

As expected, his adventurous soul can’t let himself stuck in one place and one thing too long. Gathered all his brave, he took one big and controversial step by leaving the team that already make his name big.

Why did he leaving? Just one answer.

A dolphin is need a bigger place to see her beautiful dance, in this case, she need a big and beautiful ocean.

That was he does.

He took up the chance for another opportunity, the one he may never have if he choose to stay.

So here he goes today, actor/singer/songwriter/composer/producer Wu who kick off his new journey right on his birthday with his very first self-composed and produced song as his movie’s OST, entitled “有一个地方(You yi ge di fang) – Somewhere/There is a Place”

Listen to the song here 有一个地方 (by clicking the link you will leave the page)

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This maybe not the best, but surely, this song will be very much memorable for him and for meigeni because this is his very first step for a new journey.

Hope that he can keep stepping forward because meigeni will always back him up, there is a place for him to turn into whenever he needed it

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有一个地方* (its not song lyric)

There is a place for the story to be born
There is a place for the start to begin
There is a palce for the gate to open

And there is a place for you to turn into

A place for you to shine
A place for you to smile
A place for you to cheer

One place

One place only you know

You may go somewhere
You may hide somewhere
You may leave somewhere

But there only one place you may return to

Somewhere, where the skies are blue
Somewhere, where the stars are shining bright
Somewhere, where we can fly together

Somewhere

Somewhere only we know

~by 蝶蝶~

Happy Birthday Galaxy 生日快乐凡凡

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Posted by Tara Lee @ bpb decoded

Tara Lee, Music and I

Tara Lee, Music and I

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It’s been while since my last post in here.

Well, I’ve been busy with my book project that I’ve never imagine before that solely being writer is busy enough for me keep in touch with my fan girl’s life before. I still around CNBOICE though, but since my translators also decrease gradually, the fan site is also not as active as before. That sad to admit but well, even admin has life and work to life LOL

There some change for my self too and if you guys notice, in my last few posts in here is about EXO and Wu Yifan, did I switch fandom?

No, I’m not, I’m still Boice.

It just that, CNBLUE’s music recently changes their direction which was nae style aniya if Kris said.

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Then is EXO my style? Not either, just new things to distract me.
The frequent questions to me recently are, why I keep on complaining about CNBLUE — be it music, appearance, drama or crazy schedules (well for schedules I complaining for EXO too — especially M) — but shut my mouth about EXO?

The answer is easy.

CNBLUE and EXO are different. That’s all.
From the start CNBLUE being prepared to be band, to be musician while EXO being prepared to be entertainer, performer that is why I have never complain about their appearance or outfit they wear on or off stage (I even love EXO when they’re wearing suit like Growl era ^^ but sorry for CNBLUE Can’t Stop :|)

Then what about Mayday, L~arc~an ciel?

L~arc~an ciel is visual kei band and even if Mayday is not either, but from the start they have that style which is hard to justice. Meanwhile, CNBLUE is not in between. Their Japanese style was cool before but recently is not my style, sorry.

And speaking of CNBLUE, maybe there question why I didn’t say much about Go Your Way and Wave. Yes, as expected, the only two songs I fancy about, Control and Paradise and if you listen to them you will know why I like those songs. I won’t say much ‘cause there nothing new to say.

I’m still waiting for Yonghwa and Jonghyun to back on their track and giving me wonderful excitement just like they did for Come On single. Up until now I still remember how excited I was when the teaser was out and even stay up till morning just to wait for the PV released.

Oh and my promised I made is still on.

If CNBLUE release a full-length album and 75% song go with Come On and Get Away’s style, I’ll buy the entire versions and go to their tour, all tour.

I don’t know if they do that in the future though.

Actually my most problem with CNBLUE is not with their music, but more, I don’t like they being follower, I like them as trendsetter. Just like they did before as new leader of new Korean music, unlike what they did recently.

If you ask me what band that never fails me, my answer is only one. LINKIN PARK!!! From the beginning until now, all they do to create new trend without losing their original sound as LP even though every member have side project.

Can CNBLUE follow or even to better than them?

Enough for CNBLUE and now let’s talk about my baby, yes, he is, Fanfan hahaha

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left to right, Sam Ku, Kris Wu, Kevin Wu photo by Kevshin7

There lot of things to talk about him but I prefer to talk about what happen yesterday when I almost shrieking upon seeing the picture on Instagram.

At that time, there no confirmation it was Fanfan or not but, BUT not me if I can’t recognize him from the back, I know it was him then Kevin confirmed it.

It was like heaven for me. It was simple, but meaningful.

I almost can imagine what kind of music they’re working on right now.

If you ask whether their music is my style, my answer is still no, but why I keep rooting to them? Simple, the same reason with CNBLUE why I like their Japanese song more than Korean. Although I can’t deny their Korean songs were cool, perfect in many ways, but sorry. I’m not.

I’m not racist

But for me, being musician it means you work on your own music with all you heart and might, that is why self composed song is very demanding to me. For me, I better listen to underrated song but self-composed rather than high rated and popular but it was another composer’s work.

Ever since I listen to lullaby, I keep hoping that one day, Fanfan will have their own music and collaborate with Kevin (which is now happening). I don’t know if they will collaborate in a song or just being producer, but either way, they will produce a music that help Fanfan out of his box he’s been inside for 9 years.

High hope for their work!!!

Writen and Posted by Tara Lee bpb decoded

EXO Kris, When Hope is Falling, Wu Yifan

EXO Kris, When Hope is Falling, Wu Yifan

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I can’t believe that my first post about EXO will be such a heart breaking post.

I can’t believe that my first post about EXO will be such a heart breaking post.

Maybe not many people know that I grew fond toward that dozen of wolfs (well it’s not likely they will be dozen anymore – at least for me) but I do and I the most heart breaking for me is that I have to post something about great damage caused by my ultimate bias.

It’s merely less than 3 months I know Wu Yifan which known as EXO Kris, and less than couple of months I know EXO.

Yifan lead me into EXO and that’s how everything was started for me. Another boy to fond of. But right in the early morning (afternoon in Asia) when I was about to check my work, it was like a bomb explode under my nose when I read series of articles in China portal news.

WU YIFAN FILED TERMINATION OF HIS EXCLUSIVE CONTRACT

What the hell was that?

I can’t process those articles properly, what happen with sudden storm in the bright sunny day?

I know Yifan wasn’t with the boys after their Showcase in Shanghai, I didn’t suspect anything that day, instead I felt slightly happy since finally he got day off since he looked unwell in the past few weeks.

Who’s going to expect that his disappearance that day is the beginning for me and for all the EXO fandom scattered into pieces?

Now it’s been three days after his official filing the termination. And I don’t know how thing will goes and surely it’s bad.

I don’t know what actually going on between him and the company and the real reason behind his coward action. Because for me this case is bearing a big black hole and many things could fit in. but whatever it is I’m not in the position to say anything or assuming and carelessly post in.

Back to my word why I called coward action, yes, for me it’s such a coward. If the whole things are like what we see – that the other 11 members didn’t have any clue about his termination demand – I’ll go on Tao’s word and this is unforgivable betrayal.

Being one of the leader, being one of the eldest in the team, and being one of the longest in the company he shouldn’t just left without word. If he does really want to leave at least give them warning, give them sign if they will go without him, so they can preparing themselves.

Because dancing unlike how band will do covering the missing. If you’re band member even the last minute one of your member missing, you can just put additional player, sit them in and give them the scores and show will go on but not with dance (I’m not minimize the difficultness of being band member because I’m big fan of band in the first place and EXO is my first dancing idol I like, I just saying the fact).

As we’re all know EXO’s dance is complex, its okay if he didn’t have much line to sing – for me honestly, his disappearance won’t affect the whole singing lines – but surely the team can’t just put somebody else to step in his dance position.

Seeing how the rest of the boys struggle, I just can’t forgive him that easy. Especially for EXO-M, they lost their leader and if EXO will able to cover his absence, EXO-M will be much in trouble. Also for other Chinese members, Luhan, Yixing and Tao, because it would be them who faced the damages caused by their fellow countryman.

Everyone has a dream − big dream − , ambition, and selfish side but then again pursuing personal dream by ruining other’s dream is just not right. I’m not saying he shouldn’t leave, he can leave, he can. But still, don’t left without word, don’t let them hanging. And if that exactly he’s doing – leaving without word – I’ll say he’s on the wrong side and I won’t defend him because of that.

But then again, it was like endless circle, if Yifan is all happy with everything he had and the company offered he wouldn’t go this far, would he? And again, law things isn’t something you can do just by one night, no it’s not. As I said before, there something behind this case that only them who involved know.

I’m not taking side here, I’m still Yifan’s fan, I won’t leave him whatever his decision is, no matter he did mistake or whatever people call him. But I’m this kind of fan, I can’t just close my eyes seeing my bias doing mistake. It’s hurt to admit but it was him doing.

Some say, there other parties who help him in this matter, and I kind of agree. I don’t think he would be able to do all of these mess by himself. This case is too reserved to begin with. But then again, I won’t assuming or help the EXO’s hater to ruin their image further.

EXO is innocent, they hurt more than everyone can imagine right now. They can do nothing but going through this mess.

Here is the song I listen for million times since yesterday, Caihong which mean Rainbow original song by Jay Chou once Yifan and Yixing cover this song. I hope Yifan will remember this song.

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Rainbow

Tell me where there are rainbows
Can you give me back my wish?
Why is the sky so tranquil?
All the clouds have come to where I am

Have you got a mouth mask you can give me?
I let go and said too much, then those things can’t be realised
Perhaps time is a kind of cure
It is also the poison I am taking right now

If I can’t see your smile
How can I get to sleep
Your voice is so near yet I can’t hold you
The sun will still spin without the earth
I can still walk by myself without a reason

You need to leave
I know it’s very simple
You said that reliance
Was our obstacle
Even if you let go
But can you not confiscate my love?
Just pretend that I only understood at the end

If I can’t see your smile
How can I get to sleep
Your voice is so near yet I can’t hold you
The sun will still spin without the earth
I can still walk by myself without a reason
I let go and say too much, then those things can’t be realised
Perhaps time is a kind of cure
It is also the poison I am taking right now

 

Oh here I just found other opinion about this case read here

Photo Credit SM Ent

Rainbow English Lyric Credit Jay Chou Studio

Video Credit Juju Apples

Written and Posted by by Tara Lee

 

 

CNBLUE February Failure

CNBLUE February Failure

Before I start this, I would like to warn you guys that this article is base on my opinion so I apologize if any of you get offended.

This is not a review but more like critics toward the Can’t Stop album and I guess I am one of the few Boice that oppose this album  from the concept, MV, music in general, and comeback stages. So fellow Boice, read this with your own risk because I already received many angry mentions on twitter because of my disagreement. So yeah, if you are the kind of fans who can’t stand with different idea then I advice you not to read this.

First Impression

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From the start FNC announced CNBLUE’s new album, I already disagree with the idea, why? Because that means Yonghwa did prepare this album during his MHIYD and Blue Moon Tour and let face it, that Yonghwa is the main person in this album more over right now he also serving as producer as well. I just don not want him to over work himself although he keep saying his work is fun.

My disagreement bit loosens when one night Yonghwa tweeted and saying something about brass music which was increasing my curiosity. Unfortunately, my excitement did not last long because FNC release a selca of the member in MV filming set. I quickly conclude that the album will not meet my expectation and I doubt if I will like the album either. And the more FNC — that continuously — release promotional photos and teasers the more I have no interest with the album.

Honestly I just watched the MV once, and during the time I was just frowning, what with the song and MV? CNBLUE became more and more idol-ish (but for sure I cannot complain, it is Korean after all, what can I expect but as fans I cannot help but disappoint).  And when finally I bought the digital version while I am waiting for my copy arrived, I just glad that I put my expectation on the right place.

One word for this album, I DO NOT LIKE IT (yet I still buy 2 versions of the album).

Why?

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First of all, I can find that Can’t Stop music style in many popular band and music now days, nothing special with this album unlike CNBLUE’s previous album because Cant Stop is dominates by commercial music ( ps: I start to listen another Kpop music other than FNC artist to try to understand their style more).

To me CNBLUE has lost their uniqueness, lost their touch in order to give another color in Kpop music. Can’t Stop failed to show their own style and I hate that. The only difference among those Kpop idol is that CNBLUE is playing instruments for real, compose and produce their own songs but those not enough to buy me.

MV

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Do not ask me about it because I am highly uninterested, I can bear to listen to the song but not watching the MV.  I read many reviews from fans and medias with mix outcome but I guess I go with those who put the thumbs down.

When the MV was out it was just proven why I do not like the album, to me being mature does not mean you have to wear suit and singing endless love. Mature in music, technique and vision is more important. From here I think they only after cash instead of art. And love is not only love interest between man and woman, there many kind of love in this world yet these days they only care about desire. Where is CNBLUE who likes to sing about their dream, about their daily life, about their interest in chasing the bigger stage? All gone already by the word of “mature”.

Can’t Stop

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Speaking about the album I do not understand why they choose Can’t Stop as title track, aside of song title that also album title, I do not think that the song is match enough with the MV concept. For me, if they insist with the concept, why did not the go with Cold Love or Sleepless Night? Both are having melody that suit for the concept. To me Can’t Stop is just plain popular music that you can find everywhere now days that song has no CNBLUE taste at all.

Personally I rooted for Diamond Girl or Like A Child as title track. Only those songs that show it were CNBLUE who compose and sing it. Diamond Girl is just as CNBLUE’s usual music, unique and only them who made it. This song is just different with their previous songs they made without lessen the attractiveness of guitar riff, bold drum beat and fancy bass not to mention the “Brass”, suddenly I wondering Yonghwa’s tweet that night is about this song. Sadly it is not a title track.

Next up is Cold Love, how to say, it is one of CNBLUE’s kinds of medium beat songs, one of the sweet (or sad) slow rock songs, followed closely by Sleepless Night. Another medium low beat songs with interesting guitar solo. Cold Love and Sleepless Night should be Burning Soul favorites songs since here Jonghyun can show off all out of his skill both in singing and guitar. Sleepless Night is bit pop-ish compare to with intense Cold Love rock sound.

The music intensity came into the lowest point for Love Is, another pop ballad and popular and commercial music CNBLUE presented to Boice. Nothing I can say about this song because aside from Yonghwa and Jonghyun harmonic voice, there nothing special about this song.

Last one is Like A Child, another unique song brought up by piano sound, followed by orchestra blended by main instruments, Like A Child bring back CNBLUE’s musical style that seem lost in this album.

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I do feel that Minhyuk’s drumming style is very various in this album. He seemed to have more space to explore himself compare with CNBLUE’s previous album.

And of course I do not forget with Jungshin’s fancy bass (this is biased so do not count in).

Comeback

I do feel nothing but proud less, why? Because no “LIVE” and even been cheated by “all live show comeback special”. They did live for TV air, okay, live. But apparently Korean has new meaning of “LIVE” because as long as I know, LIVE means you play there and I watch you at the same time but not with Korean, they have different meaning of that. And if you hope I will appreciate the effort they made for recording — wasting for me — over than 15 hours, nope, do not expect me. Because for me that recording is the most ridiculous thing ever, what did they do wasting so much time just for worth 6 songs and 3 medleys? And the point is; what is called LIVE when they take one song more than once? TV program is full of trick and I never fond of that. For me as cool as their performance on that screen, I am sorry that I am hardly appreciating it.

I am too demanding Boice am I not? LOL

Written by Tara Lee @ bpb decoded

Photo Credit CNBLUE Official Facebook

[STARCAST] Lee Jong Hyun’s Bucket List for a Romantic End of the Year

[STARCAST] Lee Jong Hyun’s Bucket List for a Romantic End of the Year

Hello, I am Lee Jong Hyun from CNBLUE. The of year 2013 is already not far from being over. The ‘End of the year’s mood’ is slowly rising up~ What kind of plans does everyone have for this Christmas and for the end of the year~?

 

For me, I have composed and sung the season song for the first time in this end of the year in December. From long time ago, I always used to think that I wished to compose a carol that warms the heart and my wish came true faster than I thought~ It is a song called ‘Love Falls’ and because I wanted to emphasize the romantic mood of Christmas, I made it as a duet song. With a singer JUNIEL, I also held a special activity for about a week to promote the song as a duet team called ‘Romantic J’. While singing, I thought that I will sing this song in live if I have a girlfriend.

 

Are you saying this is romantic~? Haha. For me, there is another kind of ‘Romantic’ that I am thinking of… How about you guys?

 

I am thinking that I am going to slightly reveal my romantic bucket list to wrap up the year of 2013.  B star naver

1. Decorations that can never be left out to make an end of the year’s mood!

If I have a girlfriend, I want to do Christmas decorations! In the end of the year when thinking of Christmas, I feel that ‘Christmas decoration’ is necessary as it to completes the mood. I still feel that way. Even if it is not a giant Christmas tree, I think decorations that match with places and also every little decoration are things that can add to the mood of Christmas.

I think even Christmas decoration reflects the individuality and vibe that are unique to each person so I often look in detail of what colors and the materials the Christmas tree is decorated with. Does it match me~? Haha. It is classic but no matter what, I think decoration items in Christmas trees are pretty when they have clear colors such as a red apple~ I feel like that colors such as red and gold really give the celebrating atmosphere of the end of the year.

B star naver12. The end of the year card that shows sincerity and a gift that contains my mind

 

When the end of the year season approaches, I usually try to call people whom I am grateful for either by calling them no matter what or by meeting them in person, and when I prepare for this in advance, it is good because I do not have to rush for anything. Although there is still a concert that is scheduled, I am still currently preparing so that I do not miss the right time to show what is on my mind. Even now, I think I am not that good at choosing gifts. It is so hard for me to choose gifts. As I think about things such as ‘Are these the things that people who will receive the gift really like it, are these things that they really need” and so on, my concerns begin to multiply. However, if it could be thought of as my own skill, then it might be able to be considered as a good skill, which is to send cards I wrote myself or send messages together along with a gift. Also, the ribbon wrap that makes the gift cooler! Because I think that pretty gift wraps are as important as the content of the gift in expressing my mind, I always put a ribbon for a highlight, haha. (I am a relatively delicate man, right~?)

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If I have a girlfriend, I hope to eat a memorable dinner in such a place that is filled with a warm Christmas mood inside. I want to prepare the menu of this special meal as something that my girlfriend likes the most and also the most surprising at the same time. I think I am not going to regret it only after I prepare everything thoroughly, so even if I have to search all over the internet, I am going to come up with an incredibly fancy plan no matter what!

Especially, I wish to impress her by preparing a dessert that has a Christmas mood. I do not like foods that are too sweet but just for a memorable romantic dinner, I think it would be good to be filled with ‘Sweets’ once in a while. It seems like that there are lots of women who likes very sweet desserts (that I can never eat)~ If I am having dinner with only guys, I will never ever prepare for these desserts but I am thinking of giving it a try once in a while if I started dating someone, haha.

 

It is only my imagination for now but if I face the real situation, then I am going to become very thorough and careful~ I am jealous of all the people who are couples.
I, Lee Jong Hyun, who sings and plays the guitar in CNBLUE, might be spending the end of the year with music. But, I am trying to make time to have dinner with people whom I love and who are most precious~ Of course, I expect to have a special meal time that is filled with the end of the year mood with the members also.

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In times that wrap up the year, song can never be left out, right~?
In this end of the year, I am thinking of introducing two songs that I am going to endlessly replay. I have chosen the songs that touch the sentiment. I am thinking that these are the songs that people who are solos like me will especially be able to empathize together.

The first song is the song ‘The Blower’s Daughter’, which is a famous soundtrack of the movie ‘Closer’, by Damien Rice. Damien Rice, the sing-a-song writer who is from Dublin, Ireland, is one of my favorite musicians. I think I have to say that I was shocked the moment I listened to the song while watching the movie ‘Closer’… Until now, I still cannot forget the moment when it has touched my heart in a powerful way. I recommend this song as it softens the sentiment while wrapping up the year quietly.

The second song has sad lyrics but I think it is good to listen to it for many, many times during this season. It is the most famous song of Christmas seasons ‘Last Christmas’. There are a lot of carols and Christmas songs on my mind but the best song in my mind I think is always this song. When it is the end of the year, I am happy but when I think about how this year have gone by too fast, there is always a little bit of loneliness left in my mind and I think it is the song that slightly consoles such a feeling.

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The weather recently have got colder and because of the snow, it really feels like ‘Winter’ and maybe, this Christmas might be a White Christmas! I hope everyone have a romantic and happy end of the year with family, lovers and friends whom you guys love.

 

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Edited and Posted by Tara Lee @ cnboice /bpb decoded

‘Apa Khabar?’ CNBLUE Greets thr Press Bafore Their World Tour in Malaysia

‘Apa Khabar?’ CNBLUE Greets thr Press Bafore Their World Tour in Malaysia

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Korean popular boy band CNBLUE finally made their second appearance in Malaysia after this year’s Golden Disc Award which was held in Malaysia too back then in January. The boys were welcomed by over 100 of fans who flooded the airport to meet them.

A press conference was held at Grand Hyatt Hotel a day before their Blue Moon World Tour in Malaysia. CNBLUE’s members entered the press conference room in high spirits. They greeted the press with “Apa Khabar” and introduced themselves in English before pursuing with a short Q&A session. With bubbly and friendly personality, CNBLUE’s members managed to make the press conference really lively and happening.

Check out the Q&A session during the press conference below!

MC: How do you feel about Malaysia so far? Probably the weather or the food.
A: The weather is just like Korea now and we are here for our very first, our very own concert in Malaysia so we have so much expectation.MC: Have you tasted the food yet?
MH: I would try ‘Satay’. I have not tried it yet before this. I like all the skewered type of food so satay will be the number one thing I would like to try.

MC: Yonghwa, you have written many tracks for CNBLUE, so where and when do inspiration happen when it comes to your song writing?
A: It’s not like I plan or anything, but these inspirations just come naturally. It depends on what type of music I listen to, so it really depends on the environment. Sometimes I get inspiration for the lyrics and sometimes I get inspiration for others.

MC: Jonghyun, you’re a judo goal medalist in your school, so can you take on a bad person when you’re in a top situation?
A: Well now I have a lot of security brothers around me, so I don’t think it’s necessary for me to take action.

MC: Jungshin, you are the youngest but also the tallest. So much so that you have also walked the runway as a model for some big fashion events. Will you get into disagreement with your team members? Will you go like “Hey, I am the tallest”?
JS: NO~ (in English)
MC: You’re a really nice person
JS: Thank you~
Q: Do you have any fashion advice for your teammates?
A: Well it’s not quite an advice but whenever we go, for example Japan, We gave some ideas to our stylists that I would like to wear something like this and like that.
MC: You guys are amazing; don’t you (press) think so?
Press: Yeah~
Yonghwa: Yeah I know~

MC: Minhyuk, you acted in Korea’s popular drama. Which is your first love? Singing or acting?
A: My first choice is always the band. That is always my priority.

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[Questions from press]

Q: Your start evolving around this year. How do you describe your style?
Yonghwa: Appearance or fashion?
MC: Fashion
Yonghwa: Well thanks to our stylists, who style us nicely. But usually whatever we wear… ummm I will stop here (laughs)Q: Yonghwa and Jonghyun are successful singer song writers, so what about the maknaes (Minhyuk and Jungshin)
MH: Usually I take notes on the lyrical idea that I get time to time but we are still in the learning process and Yonghwa is teaching us really much but we usually edit songs together. So whenever we are doing work together I get to learn more. So by that time I reach their level, maybe we will have some songs written by ourselves here.

Q: What inspired the name BLUE MOON for your tour?
A: Blue moon only comes once in a while but you know sometimes these two moons appearing together called Blue Moon so since it’s gonna be our very first world tour, we want our tour to be very special so we name it Blue Moon

Q: In the next few days, you will be releasing your Japanese albums. Any plan to release Korean album near future?
A: We don’t write songs or make songs whenever we want to make a new album. We are always writing songs so when we are ready, and the right time comes then we will release our album. So every time constantly we are preparing for our new album. So I wouldn’t say that by this specific day we will release our album. We are always working on it. We hope it will release sooner too.

Q: How do you make sure your songs are different from other boy bands so that you’re CNBLUE.
A: Well, I don’t really have a clear definition of what is CNBLUE’s color for our music, but I guess our songs are very catchy and easy to sing along. Also, when you just hear our music, you can feel it’s CNBLUE’s song.

Article credit Go kpop

Reposted by Tara Lee bpb decoded

 

CNBLUE Interview on PATi PATi PRIME Volume 1, 2013 Issue

CNBLUE Interview on PATi PATi PRIME Volume 1, 2013 Issue

‘Groovy CNBLUE’ Feature summer single

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CNBLUE will release a single just like the summer, ‘Lady’ on July 31st. About this ‘Groovy CNBLUE’ song that has disco atmosphere, we threw ‘Lady’ questions associated from the lyrics at them.

As a part of world tour, CNBLUE hold Zepp tour in Japan this summer. Moreover they will appearat summer festivals. They release a groovy dance tune ‘Lady’ as if we begin to dance in the summer live. A party at night, A lady is made a target, she is already mine… We set the song that is the sexiest in CNBLUE songs as a theme, probed into their private.

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‘Lady’ is the word that fits the song the best.

– New song ‘Lady’, did you make this song with awareness that this is released in Japan?
Yonghwa Not especially. I’m not particular about where the song will be released. I release completed songs at release season.

– Were you aware of the single released in summer?
Yonghwa: Yes I was. In fact when I was writing a song like ballad, but it doesn’t suit summer, so I omitted it this time.

– What is a theme of ‘Lady’?
Yonghwa: When we go to summer festival, everyone dances and livens up the atmosphere, like club. I wrote with such a portrait. We will play at summer festivals this year, this song is like disco and we can feel coolness, so it’s just like a summer.

-What is the root of this title?
Yonghwa: ‘Lady’ is the word that fits the song the best.

– How do you feel after you play it?
Minhyuk: This song is fun. While playing we’re liven up because rhythm of this song is disco..
Jonghyun: In fact I didn’t make songs for a while after I made ‘Blind Love’ though I already start to make again. I felt something is lacking, so I was studying music. In the mean time, I left songs making to Yonghwa. Then he completed very good songs. When I listen to ‘Lady’ for the first time, I felt it’s groovy song. It has sexy atmosphere, too. It is like summer, isn’t it?
Yonghwa: Because this song is cool and fresh.
Jonghyun: I felt the disco song like it also suits summer. Rhythm is good, isn’t it?
Jungshin: Mwo?
3 members *except JS*: hahahahaha! ‘Mwo?’

– What, what is it?
Jungshin: I say ‘Mwo’ from a habit before I start to talk. I’m being made fun of it by members (wry smile)
Jonghyun: ‘Mwo’ is Korean, ‘Nani?’ in Japanese.
*’What?’
in English* (so bunny buin, lets follow him saying ‘mwo’ before start talking, kkk)

– I see (laugh) How do you feel after you play ‘Lady’, Jungshin?
Jungshin: Just like other members had said, I felt it’s just like summer. There were originally two versions about rhythm in this song. The other one is a little difficult.
Yonghwa: We felt guy while listening its one, but the playing is complicated.
Jungshin: And another one is now disco rhythm. This song became groovy because rhythm was decided this version. That’s why I’m looking forward to playing it at live.

Perspiring on the nose is the sign of ‘I love you’ (laugh)

– Well, I’ll ask you from lyrics of ‘Lady’. At first, what kind of ‘Lady’ that appears in front of you,  and you feel ‘I want you’?
Yonghwa: If she is so cute, I might think too much and feel much pressure (laugh) the best person is who agrees with each other. I guess Minhyuk’s thought is so, isn’t it?
Minhyuk: Yes. Most important thing is her personality. First when we’re directly meet, whether we can understand or not, it’s important. And I like a person who has pure eyes.
Jonghyun: Mine is feeling *his important point*
Yonghwa: It’s just a feeling~~ (suddenly started to sing ‘feeling’)
Jonghyun: If our feelings coincide, I can understand her without doing nothing.
Jungshin: I…… I like a person who is whiter than me.
Yonghwa: Such people are many! (laugh)
Jungshin: And a person who agrees with each other, and…
Jonghyun: Despite his appearance, he has lofty ideal. He is most particular of all.
Jungshin: Because I’ve not kept company with so many women, I become  too much.

– Then, if you meet a ‘Lady’ whom you felt ‘I want you’, how do you approach her?
Minhyuk: I catch her soon.
3 members: whew~~ (laugh) how manly!
Minhyuk: Oh why? I catch her as my girlfriend.
Yonghwa: I don’t understand him well. If I feel positive, I approach her, but if I don’t feel so, I don’t by the situation or atmosphere at that time.
Jonghyun: Feeling is important for me, so if I like her, she should like me. Special approach doesn’t need. It’s rare only one side like her, isn’t it?
Yonghwa: Really? I don’t think so~ (laugh)
Jungshin: I can’t approach someone at all.
Yonghwa: In case of Jungshin, his perspiring on the nose is the sign of ‘I love you’ (laugh) (All were staring at Jungshin) Look~, hahahaha, he is just sweating on his nose.
Jungshin: No I’m not! (laugh)
Minhyuk: Jungshin sweats on his nose only when he sees a picture of hot food.
Yonghwa: Human tells his mind with words, Jungshin can tell his mind with his nose without speaking! (All burst out laughing)
Jungshin: So, when I meet you, I’ll say ‘Annyunghaseyo~’ (covering his nose with his hand) from now on. (All laughing hard)
Yonghwa: Shall I buy any deodorant for nose? (laugh)
Jungshin: (laugh) By the way, my answer to the question is ‘I can’t’. I couldn’t talk with women well before. I can do it now as might be expected. But I guess I can’t do anything if there is a woman on my heart in front of me.
– So, who is the activist to woman all of you?
Jonghyun: I think such person is no one among us.

-Well, who changes a sexy man in the night, not on the stage?
Yonghwa: Firstly, a man doesn’t feel other man sexy, I don’t know it well.
Jungshin: We’re not sexy, only noisy men in the night. (LOLOLOL)

– Who is the sexiest on the stage?
Yonghwa: (immediately) No doubt, it’s me!
Minhyuk: Yes, he is. His action one by one,
Jonghyun: Sexy.
Yonghwa: Ah~ Sexy moving like that naturally appearance, hahaha (laugh) I usually hide all the points.
Jonghyun: hehehe (laugh) I see. I think everyone who works hard is sexy. But Jungshin is all in sweat when he plays bass hard, so this point is uncool (laugh)
Jungshin: What!?
Jonghyun: But okay. Jungshin hascute (smile)

-‘Lady’ is groovy music, do you sometimes go to a club and spend the ‘party’ night?
All: No, we don’t.
Jungshin: Not club, we dance in a house or car, don’t we?
Yonghwa: A car leaps because of it (laugh)
Minhyuk: We’re listen to music which makes us dance and we move.

-When you play ‘Lady’ at summer festivals or tours, members and audiences will become like a party.
Yonghwa: Let’s dance hard!

 

 

 

 

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