Unpretty Rapstar

So it’s been a while since I last posted anything here.. which is within reason of course. Mainly because, I’ve decided to focus my attention on other goals which doesn’t involve korean language as extensively as before, such as Calligraphy (which I’m super proud to say I’m actually pretty good at it now!), and now Fitness (gotta stop flopping around like flubber), being more Social (like, actually trying to make friends and have social life. *-* Geek girl wearing her human suit, doing human things and jumping off the roof into a pile of humans. — I’m gonna get lasik and a hair cut!! A HAIR M@#^#@^ING CUT! an annual affair! FEMALE MAINTAINENCE ACTIVITY! Kill me when I go for my first manicure in 3 yrs time–  AWAY SOCIAL ANXIETY AWAY!) and each of these are time intensive goals I’ve committed to. I’m really focused on this new set of goals for the year, and will probably write up a post talking just about the changes I’ve gone through… but I still consider Korean language very familiar to me, like a family member almost.

Recently I watched something that piqued my interest (not peaked, or peeked, or picked, or perked, my dear friends.) and I think it’ll be fun to watch! It’s called Unpretty Rapstar, and it features women rappers all trying to show dem hos who be da Head-bitch-in-charge. If you’ve seen some of my older posts, you know how I generally feel about rap. There’s already a rap centric show called Show Me The Money, and while that’s kinda up my alley too, I rather support girls, because it’s less common to see girl rappers make it out there, other than the iconic ones like Yoon Mirae and some heavily disputed idol rappers, which I won’t talk too much about.

(AOA’s Jimin’s gonna be in this one. Look at the rest staring her tinyass down. That poor girl looks like a chihuahua.)

It’s yet to be aired, but I’m crossing my fingers, hopeful. Unpretty rapstar channel on youtube includes some eng subs for their teasers. Hoping it’ll be fully subbed, cos nobody will understand wtf is being said once the beat drops. If anyone knows the successful formula for reality TV involving girls, it should involve tears, more tears, some bitchiness, some fail moments and more tears. Gotta milk the tear ducts while it’s still functioning. AS MUSH TEERS AS POSSIBAL.

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Block B – HER!!

Talk about amazeballs! I can’t get over how addictive this song is! The beginning was kind of Ehhhhhhh for me, but once the boys started singing I love it. ZICO’s rap is crisp and stunningly right on the beat, which is just so satisfying to listen. ZICO usually writes most of the songs, so whenever Block B drops something new, it’s like turning the wheel on the mystery box and not knowing what you get, except that it’s reliably whacky, loud and very colourful. I won’t even question why PO is holding a detergent bottle, or their imaginary interview midsong (brilliant).

If we have a look at the lyrics, it’s simple, direct, relatable, and very summery; none of that sappy shit ‘OH I HEARTED YOU SO VERY MUCHE, WAI YOU NO RETURN, COME BACK COMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE BACKKK TO MEEE PREASE. I HAVE HEARTE ACHE NOW, HALP’ *sideeyes sappy mcahjumma Junhyung* No wait, I still love you, and your terrible engrand, Beast.

Sometimes when you hit a lull in learning, you just need a fun happy boost to kick-start some motivation, and this is it. Muahah. Lyrics learning timeeeee. Sing along?

Jesus 무슨 말이 필요해
모두 널 작품이라고 불러
Just a little bit of you
격하게 아껴 Baby~ ye~ ye
Ooh Wow 놀라워~
더할 나위 없이 아름다우신 그녀의 자태
보통 여잔 명함도 못 내밀고
끼리끼리 뭉쳐 네 험담을 나누겠지

잘들어!

주위에 늑대 놈들 주의
자식들 하나같이 외모 지상주의
망치로 뒤통수 한대 맞은 듯이
머릿속이 띵하고 어지러워

Jesus 무슨 말이 필요해
모두 널 작품이라고 불러
Just a little bit of you
격하게 아껴 Baby~
[U/Z] 뭐 하나 빠짐없이 예쁘구나

Her! 어어! Her! 어어!
Her! 어어! Uh 어안이 벙벙해
Her! 어어! Her! 어어!
Her! 어어! 너 말곤 전부 평범해

아찔하게 뻗은 곡선
난 바로 기절 I need suction
무작정 부담 주는 멍청이들 사이에
넌 빈틈없는 Boxer
나의 Olivia Hussey
능력이 있어도 허세는
없는 그 성품과 적절한 볼륨감
I wanna hug and kisses

주위에 늑대 놈들 주의
자식들 하나같이 외모 지상주의
망치로 뒤통수 한대 맞은 듯이
머릿속이 띵하고 어지러워

Jesus 무슨 말이 필요해
모두 널 작품이라고 불러
Just a little bit of you 격하게 아껴 Baby~
[Z/P] 뭐 하나 빠짐없이 예쁘구나

Her! 어어! Her! 어어!
Her! 어어! Uh 어안이 벙벙해
Her! 어어! Her! 어어!
Her! 어어! 너 말곤 전부 평범해

바위처럼 무 감정한 내가
이렇게 다시 바보가 된다
정신차려 보니 네 앞에 와서
Oh~ could you be my we love

정말 곱다 고와 누군가 다가와
말 걸면 미소만 던져 줘
네 연락처는 안돼
침부터 닦고 와 물러서 Stop your talk
Her uh her uh [Ta/Z] baby I’m all yours

Jesus 무슨 말이 필요해
모두 널 작품이라고 불러
Just a little bit of you
격하게 아껴 Baby~
[Z/P] 뭐 하나 빠짐없이 예쁘구나

Her! 어어! Her! 어어!
Her! 어어! Uh 어안이 벙벙해
Her! 어어! Her! 어어!
Her! 어어! 너 말곤 전부 평범해

(From colorcodedlyrics)

Jesus, what words are needed?
Everyone calls you a masterpiece
Just a little bit of you, I’ll seriously value baby ye ye

Ooh wow, it’s amazing
There’s nothing more to add to her beautiful body
Normal girls can’t even compete
They’ll probably gather together and talk badly about you

Listen carefully

Be careful of the wolves around you
Bastards only care about outer appearance
It feels like I’ve been hit on my head with a hammer
I feel light-headed and dizzy

Jesus, what words are needed?
Everyone calls you a masterpiece
Just a little bit of you, I’ll seriously value baby ye ye
Every bit of you is so pretty

Her! Uh Uh! Her! Uh Uh!
Her! Uh Uh! Uh I can’t talk
Her! Uh Uh! Her! Uh Uh!
Her! Uh Uh! Except for you, everyone is so plain

Your breathtaking curves
Makes me faint right away, I need suction
Among all the fools who just make you feel uncomfortable
You’re a flawless boxer
My Olivia Hussey
You have skills but you’re not pretentious
Your personality and your just good enough volume
I wanna hug and kisses

Be careful of the wolves around you
Bastards only care about outer appearance
It feels like I’ve been hit on my head with a hammer
I feel light-headed and dizzy

Jesus, what words are needed?
Everyone calls you a masterpiece
Just a little bit of you, I’ll seriously value baby ye ye
Every bit of you is so pretty

Her! Uh Uh! Her! Uh Uh!
Her! Uh Uh! Uh I can’t talk
Her! Uh Uh! Her! Uh Uh!
Her! Uh Uh! Except for you, everyone is so plain

I used to be emotionless like a rock
But now I’m a fool once again
When I snapped out of it, I realized I was in front of you
Oh could you be my we love

You’re so pretty, if someone comes up to you
And starts talking to you, just smile, don’t give him your number
Wipe your drool first and go away, stop your talk
Her uh her uh baby I’m all yours

Jesus, what words are needed?
Everyone calls you a masterpiece
Just a little bit of you, I’ll seriously value baby ye ye
Every bit of you is so pretty

Her! Uh Uh! Her! Uh Uh!
Her! Uh Uh! Uh I can’t talk
Her! Uh Uh! Her! Uh Uh!
Her! Uh Uh! Except for you, everyone is so plain

(From popgasa)

 

An honorable mention to HyunA, who is also on the scales of ISimplyDoNotGiveAFlyingFAnymore, now trying to brand herself into a colour and hugging a monkey (although I question the animal welfare of putting animals in entertainment as a whole), she has simply decided to disregard all the conservative S Korean views and go for ‘porn’ in their opinion. That attitude, I certainly can admire.

Get Away Get Away Get Away and Go on a Holiday!

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Yeah it looks short and stuff, but this actually took me 1 hr and 4 tries. OMG.

 

One of my favourite songs to sing or listen to when I feel the incredible urge to escape. You should check the lyrics out for this song! It’s one of the rare songs that has a good study vocabulary. 😀

 

B2ST – Good Luck!

BEAST is back!!

Their new song is Good Luck, and it reminds me of the more mainstream kpop we’re used to, but still retaining that unique beast sound. I’ve ordered an album (white!) as gesture of support as usual. Not gonna give a review (there are more and more people who do those reaction videos of every single damn artist hoping to get popular. *Attentionwhoremongerscough* Yeah no thanks.)

 

In my opinion, they are too kind to wish happiness to the girl who dumped their asses. But that’s Junhyung. That boy writes sappy forlorn love stuff with some obligatory bad English like ‘EH! BABEH! UHH! YEA!’. I’m not so kind. In my opinion, a more appropriate song would also be called ‘Good Luck’ –

 

“Good Luck! Baby good luck to you,

when you are burning in pain..

I hope you choke on your ramyun too

and get bad eye circles and break outs..

 

 

Good luck! Baby good luck to you,

May you be lactose-intolerant, 

having drank lots of milk

and the loo has no toilet paper..

yeah BEST of luck to you.”

 

(BUT IT DOESN’T EVEN RHYME!) See. That’s why I’m not counselling people any more with regards to their romantic woes.

 

My blog may be titled as a 귀찮다/귀차니스트 ie, procrastinator’s blog, hence allowing me to blog on a basis of a whim rather than regular scheduled timings, but truth to be told, I am anything but lazing at any time. Unless I tried to exercise, then yeah for the next few hours I’m the worst piece of lard plopped on my bed. Like I previously mentioned, I’m a huge thinker. When your brain is moving at 100 miles an hour, it looks like I’m not doing anything, but I’m entertaining ideas of what to do, try out, deciding courses of action. When I’m on my phone, it looks like I’m listening to music, but I’m actually memorizing the lyrics and studying vocab usage. I may be surfing the net, but I have 25 tabs open regularly with 7 different things I’m researching on. I read more pages of the korean novel in my phone and secretly memorized the lyrics to ‘Good Luck’ on the bus my way to work. Actually productive!

 

It’s hard work! To look like you’re not doing anything and hide away the piles of paper I’ve been practising calligraphy on.. It’s like an undercover cop pretending to be a hobo. I wonder why I’m so secretive and territorial. Somehow, I don’t really like people to know exactly what I’m doing and thinking and feeling. Maybe it’s me being perfectionist and not ever being ready to let people see what I’ve learnt. Maybe I’m a descendant of a squirrel and a cat. Am I the only one?

 

I’ll badly conclude my blog post as usual, because nobody reads this far into lengthy posts with no pictures.

 

Meaningful Quotes

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“Days will come when you cross paths with people you once loved with all your heart, and depart as though strangers

Days will come when friends whom you used to share all your intimate secrets with will slowly grow apart, till even phone calls cease to exist

Days will come with the people whom you used to hate to the point of death, you will be able to look and smile at

With the passing of time, things that used to matter will fade to insignificance Fault not people who have changed Stop not people who have left

Just as surely as Spring paves way for the Summer, so will life be.”

I came across this meaningful passage on Pinterest a while back. The pinner was a Korean translator and she flipped it into Japanese and I like both versions, but I don’t want to paste people’s work. Times like these I’m glad I take the effort to learn a language and understand things for myself. So I translated this into English and rewrote the passage. (Yup laugh at my handwriting. I can’t do fancy artsy korean :/ self learning asian calligraphy mayyyyyyyy happen sometime next year) I really like the message though.

 

Not sure where it came from, but I think it could be like a confucius or Buddhist kind of saying. (This person said it was the opening comment for some 문화다락방 show but I think it’s not the original source. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT, it’s a new source for korean podcast, so thanks .. random kblogger!) I’m sure Koreans would know, but I really don’t want to wade through all the korean search terms to find out.

 

Sorry for ugly photo. I don’t blog at home..and this comp only has MS Paint >_> *YOU SKIVER!!!* 헐ㄹㄹㄹㄹ饶了我吧。It’s gonna be my birthday soon and I’m understandably even more skivery than usual.

 

ANW とにかく아무튼. 이것은 원문것같아요~~Longer version I found is 여기です!日本語翻訳バージョンはここで読めます(写真の下に書いています)。

I really need to find more quotes like these. I normally like meaningful quotes, but I don’t easily find korean ones. And I don’t want the really difficult 속담s. I’ll just see if I come across more~

Bucket list of things

Hi peeps! How’s your Korean learning going? Well, I am kinda ashamed to admit I haven’t been doing any ground breaking new method (other than my regular reading books, watching shows and listening to songs, and pawing through the naver dict), but I am however proud to say that I think I found my passion for learning things in general! I’ve always been a fan of the idea of putting time into learning lifelong skills that will be useful in life – I haven’t strayed from this principle. In fact, I’ve dedicated even more time into really putting the things I’ve learnt to good use.

 

Hence, in the past few months, I’ve been just revamping my lifestyle, intensively absorbing and practising like a sponge :

1,2) Baking and Cooking

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Indonesian style Ondeh Ondeh

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Noodles, but I’m just really trying to perfect cooking of eggs.

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Apple muffins with random test flavours

3) Doing Calligraphy

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Yes, this is only pencil, but I can’t put up UNPERFECT THINGS! When I’m sure my inked copy will be fabulous, I’ll upload it then.

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Some black light UV Blackletter when I was too cheap poor to afford real good calligraphy markers and used my highlighter instead. Turned into some disco calligraphy party!

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Sorry for all these unedited unglam pics.. I dont have access to Photoshop now

Which makes me appreciate the good work people in the past have done to create beautiful, elegant writing that still stays true to form today. That’s legit awesome.

4) Watching a shit ton of wildlife/food/health/survival documentaries (I recently got addicted to Les Stroud’s Survivorman and Ray Mears’s Extreme Survival series, now I’ve learnt a bunch of survival skills! Not that you care, but if you’re also interested in the possibilities of perhaps one day being stranded in the wild, escaping ZOMBIES, this may come in handy.

I’ve a new-found appreciation of animals and their way of life, learnt some good principles from animals(!) about life, death, clean, good healthy food, making them allows me to know exactly what I’m putting into my body. Because of all these health documentaries, I’ve also got more information and understanding about eating disorders, the difficulty of people and fast food, obesity, health problems and I’ve bought myself a blender to do juicing and green smoothies now. (But of course, learn how to do it, and what vegs can benefit from boiling prior to blending for maximum benefits)

5) exercising – first rule of zombie apocalypse is to do cardio.

Just kidding. I get my exercise from the good people of FitnessBlender. They have really good stuff and knowledge about healthy living too.

6) and casually listening to korean songs and reading korean novels without pressuring myself to know everything, speaking of which.. have you guys heard Eddy Kim’s new mini album? It’s awesome!

These two in particular, have been on repeat nonstop.. which means:

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Sarah Andersen’s bloody hilarious and relatable comics are one of my latest gems. i can’t believe how much I love this. My other fav comic is Bill Amend’s Foxtrot and that’s like decades ago that I decided this was going to a comic strip artist I like.

(Sarah Andersen is a great student illustrator, but her page can be quite hard to find so here you go, MAGICAL LAND OF AWESOME COMICS)

Anyway………..

yup. That’s all the stuff I did.

 

Best blog post conclusion ever.

 

 

Travel to Korea Series: Applying for a Visa (Filipino Students)

This is useful for folks who want a walkthrough on Visa applications for S Korea. The requirement list literally looks like an exam sheet though … ….NOPE! NOPE! *slides away*

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Hey! Hey! This bluehanbok series called “Travel to Korea” is a new addition to my informative pages! I will be sharing my experiences, itineraries, cheats and other tips that could be helpful for budget travelers who wants to spend a vacation in Korea! I really love telling my experiences to others and I would love to hear from others too! Keep on following bluehanbok for bits and pieces of my recent travel to Korea.

My first would be about VISA APPLICATION. Filipinos are required to apply for a visa at the Embassy of the Republic of South Korea located at Upper McKinley Road. I have applied for a Korean visa before when I was accepted as an exchange student at Hannam University in Daejeon, South Korea and luckily I was granted a D-2 visa (study in Korea visa) valid for 1 (ONE) year. Of course my…

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