Guess who I’m………


Yonghwa? ?? ah are you sure?



It’s Lee Jungshin!!!

Waahhhh, that’s my first reaction whn I saw the photo. Recently I was so desperate to find him in Re:Blue peomotion since he busy with My Daughter Seoyoung. The only way to catch him of course on the stage while CNBLUE doing live for music show (which is I love the most seeing him on stage). But still, whenever I updated CNBLUE’s activities and only Jungshin that missing,I do feel less interest. Well, the result of being fangirl that the bias wasn’t there, lol.

Anyway earlier today, Jungshin also updated their shared twitter account twice!!! Ahhhh I’m so happy today, my mistake, not twice but trice!!! Including from the Show Champion.

His tweet in the drama filming location

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The second tweeted showing he read the script using his cell-phone.

js tweet

And this was after they’re received 2nd award for I am Sorry.

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Plus this my caps for the silly bunny who trying to taste the trophy. how does it taste Jungshin? Taste good?

js biting the trophy

That’s all!

I’m so happy today and I think I ended my post today since too late already and I got a lot of work tomorrow. Anyway I’m in Malaysia now. 🙂


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Actually I was decided not to make any review for Re:BLUE but the more I listen to the album the more I have many thought to share so I wrote this.

As we are all know the outstanding Korean rock band CNBLUE had drop their newest mini album entitled Rabble stand for their biggest wish (and many boices too I am sure and me included) to be reborn with the true identity. Wondering why? Korean has not many band exist (as far as I know) especially who brings like CNBLUE’s color, Korean musical mainstream are packed with dance group both boys and girls. Also, I don’t know if it is a rule or most of Korean singer unable to write and compose their own song, Korean seems less singer that put their name in the credit track list. And this happen too toward CNBLUE, although for Japanese releases they are used their self-composed and gained (if I can’t say very) good responses and feedback since it constantly landed at the top chart. But for Korean market? Don’t even dare to wish hearing Yonghwa or Jonghyun’s instead.

During Ear Fun interview, Yonghwa reveal that he trying to stand against the company wish and asked for their self-composed song to be title track, in the end? As expected he fail. The company only let his song, Still In Love, to be promotional single who released not long before Ear Fun officially released. Though it wasn’t completely his since there another name put side by side with his name. What a shame!

Back to the Re:Blue, why I said it is like their true identity? It is because the title track to be Yonghwa’s self-composed song yet again (and all over again) the name of Han Seungho put before his. However, I’m Sorry, doesn’t sound like their past single Hey You or Intuition, different from I’m a Loner and definitely not Love’s style. And one more disappointment is that I realized Jonghyun’s song only one included and his voice also decreases. I am not expecting this, but since Yonghwa had many trouble to put up himself then Jonghyun surely has more! Really, their company should give them more space to breath.

Contain 5 new songs and Where You Are English version who previously attached at their first Japanese Major Album Code Name Blue, Re:BLUE offering brand new sound for Korean listener. Korean listener? Yes, I said that because honestly those 5 songs aren’t new style for those who listened to their Japanese releases. The difference between I’m Sorry, Na Gudael Boda, Coffee Shop, Naran Namja, La La La and Where You Are and their other Japanese releases only in language.

Listening to the Re:Blue it is like, ah… finally they are able to do what kind of music they want in their homeland. Though maybe it will take some more time for them if they want to release fierce songs like Get Away or Come On (those are my favorite).

I’m Sorry has a unique sound, combine electric sound and Jonghyun’s guitar and many pop sound deliver  this song as a bridge to CNBLUE’s style to the Korean listener who might surprise with how the song comes out. A fresh sound I can say.

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Ballad lover? Then I recommend you to listen to the Na Geudael Boda, pop rock ballad with flowing and acoustics sound, this song suit most if you want to serenade to your lover or someone special. Jonghyun’ s sweet voice marry with Yonghwa’ sweet husky voice made this song sound perfect.

Next was Coffee Shop, a funky rock song. Once again Yonghwa shows his side by writing this song.  According to Jungshin, they decided to write this song since they often visit coffee shop, then the idea of the theme was occurred. While Minhyuk has another story that actually he was hoping the title track will be this song instead of I’m Sorry and urge to everyone to listen to this song (and he was right, I’m addicted to this song instead of I’m Sorry, I favorite before). Jonghyun? He proudly saying that he loves the guitar riff and looking forward to the live performance.


Try to find another No More? Then you got to listen to the Naran Namja. Bringing the dance sound and firm low bass sound Naran Namja has one more CNBLUE’s sound though according to Yonghwa it is the song who tells about parting. Other thing, I personally wish that Yonghwa singing partner in this song will be Jungshin instead of Jonghyun. It wasn’t because I bias to him, I just do feeling if Jungshin’s voice more suit with the rhythm and beats.

The last one, La La La, the only song who has Korean style. Yet Yonghwa gives another touch, CNBLUE touch if I may say, with solo piano intro, he seems addict recently (since he had played Feeling and These Days at Arena Tour I guess) plus duets Yonghwa and Jonghyun’s vocals bring harmony.

Ahh… I don’t understand with the lyric, no worries and don’t bother with the lyric because me too, I don’t  speak Korean didn’t mean that I understand Japanese either but Japanese more familiar to me since I ever live there. Just simply listen to their music, feel the rhythm, enjoy the beats, shook your head (or may be your hip?) and let their music filling up your head!

So if you seeking something new, something fresh and funky, I am highly recommended this album! You won’t regret listening and feeling their passion toward music. For me personally, I will give two thumbs up and may be 75 points from the 100.

Then turn your player on, put the Re:BLUE inside together yelling “Michoso!!! Michoso!!”  ermmmm I will shout “ back back to me I’m so crazy” instead, well sorry, once bias is always bias.


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I don’t think I need to post review of Re:BLUE since they were already explain everything, though I will write my first impression toward this album.
overall, Re:BLUE has flawless in my eyes the reasons behind are, it is korean album but first time ever using member’s self-composed as the title track. the korean album that has more japanese sound releases which is suit most with their sense of music (from my personal point of view). and Jungshin has more voice in tittle track (well this is bias).
Re:BLUE has beyond in my expectation, since I always expect for nothing for their Korean release. I have many reasons why I displease with their Korean songs, but I am Sorry just proven if their original musical style were away from Korean mainstream. I am Sorry definitely different with CNBLUE’s past songs and that was it. my disappointment for being seen the name of HAN SEUNGHO on the track list credit a bit softened with how the song came out. well it will better if he leave the boys alone but maybe he want more cash having Re:BLUE under his control? but surely Yonghwa and the rest of the members were unstoppable to make their own color.
Speaking about the songs one by one, my ear just catch the one of ballad song (again) and when I realize it was Jonghyun’s. Whoa, my taste seems change recently. but still I am Sorry is impressive one. the other song is La La La that I was surprise by the piano intro who remind me with Avril’s When You’re Gone. so far my favourite is the tittle track I am Sorry.


january anticipation

Today, January 14th, surely become pretty memorable day for boice. Yes of course, today is exactly 3 year already CNBLUE has official debut in Korea as their homeland. Starting with I’m a Loner CNBLUE popped up in the Korean music industry that dominated with dance group for both boys and girls. Bringing the new sound, they tried to break through the mainstream. Gaining success? Definitely, but before that they had to suffer in many ways. Hardship during indie activities, plagiarism case until the idea of hand-sync just few of their obstacle before they had achieved what they have today.


For me, CNBLUE is the only offspring band I adore so much, for I used to hear t o Japanese music who led me to them. Yes, I know CNBLUE far before they had Korean debut. Which mean I know them in Japan during their indie activities? My first impression toward them was, envious. I was longing in music activities but some reasons not allowed me to do so and they were so young to have their own stage. Although at that time it was in the streets or small live house. CNBLUE was become my reasons to sneak out from my study, followed their street performances or waiting for them at Yoyogi Park on Sunday.

So, when most of boice first fall with I’m a Loner, my favorite was Voice (until now) and my first ever treasure was Now or Never. That was also the reason I hate Jungshin so much n the beginning since he replace Kwang jin who’s initially my bias, moreover it was no official announcement about the replacement and what Kwangjin  will does following his departure.

Now or Never

Now three years had elapsed and CNBLUE has growing rapidly as probably they had never expected before.  But they have never stop to attacking boice with their storm and another storm should be anticipated tomorrow as their 4th Korean Mini Album Re:BLUE officially release.

Then boice, prepare your self and hold your heart tight ‘cause it might jump out from your chest once you watch I am Sorry MV tomorrow!!!


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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

I’ts probably too late but still I wanna say thank you to all my visitors, readers and followers to make this blog keep active. it was because of you all I keep updating my home 🙂 so once again, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!!


I think I have to say sorry to all my blog followers especially to you all who aren’t Boice. Saying the truth, I didn’t intent to turn this blog to be a fansite but these days it seems to be.

I have been hiatus to write everything unrelated with my own mind and when I come back here, CNBLUE has many things that I want to keep for my self and share with another Boices. Christmas and other stuff take all my intention so I can’t think about my writing properly.

I’m thinking to create a real fansite to make specific site, but with limit time I have to stay and updating on each and every site, I don’t think I can manage those sites well. Moreover, as my concept for Blue plum blossoms decoded is ‘a home’ which mean I can keep mine in here. Until then, the time I can fully manage my all site well, you need to compromise when visiting my home.

So to everyone of you who disspointed or displease with my random posts instead only poetry who I post mostly. I’m really sorry to let you down.

It’s maybe too early but I’d like to say Merry Christmas!!!

Alot of peace and love
Tara Lee blue plum blossoms decoded

A Letter For My Dear Friend

Dear friend,
How are you today?
The season had change and so the days we’ve been through
Here I am waiting for another days we’re chatting together
Simply talking of the daily life
And joke around for the foolishness
Ah… The rainbows is too beautiful outside
Do you see the blue sky above?
It’s always pretty after the rain
Just like how you bless me with a simple word
Laughing together by a silly thing
Nothing I could say but thank you
To feed this lonely soul with beautiful songs of life
Enlighten the darkness of the silent night
And giving me a reason to stay
To live better
For offering an invisible grip
Another days coming as the other passed me by
What do I have right now?
‘Cause the butterfly can’t fly
Her wings not strong enough to winged
So how does she crossing the world?
She flies through you my dear friend
Your existance strengthen her
Build her confidence to keep learning how to fly
And trying to reach the highest summit
Will she?
She will as long as you stay beside her
Again, my dear friend
Thank you for coming
The day covers by the snowflakes
And it’s all about the good day of December
White snowy everywhere
Are you doing good my dear friend?
Enjoy the white December
I love you all!!!

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