I guess I am an Unnie Army?

Paulo Coelho loves them too!

BTS did not happen overnight. I believe it took them years to get them to where they are today. I wasn’t a fan of them before cause I didn’t really knew they exist. The only KPop group I knew back then was 2PM and TVXQ. I loved heartbeat from 2PM and as for TVXQ, I bought their album. I bought Kang Gary’s Lessang CD too. I heard of Super Junior and Shinee but I didn’t really enjoy their songs. The girls group I knew of back then were A-Pink and Girls Generation – that’s it. Then, there was IU – South Korea’s favourite nation sister. I still love IU – she is so versatile.

BTS somehow never appeared on my search for good KPop songs. Until last year.

I was intrigued how a song called Dynamite could get so many views in such a short period of time. I watched it and just like that, I was hooked. Half a year later into the Covid19 pandemic, I upgraded myself as a baby army. An unnie but baby army. Of course, apart from binging on Vincenzo Cassano, I watched old clips of them on Youtube. Their appearance on variety shows, their dance practices, their trips to god knows where – all of them were entertaining. It felt like going back into my adolescent years – adoring seven young men who don’t really know Minci. ha ha.

As in any boy’s group, one must have a bias. Thing is, I keep switching from one person to another cause they’re so likeable. Even then, V still appear at the bottom of the list. Sorry, unnie kureng minat sama mu. The ones topping the lists are RM, SUGA and JIN. Haih.. nampak sgt taste are-kak are-kak kan… Undeniably, JungKook is the golden maknae. He is very talented. Unnie will put you in the list in 2-3 years time.

Kenapa RM – sebab dia ketua, sis mudah terpesona dengan orang yang berkarisma. And takes care of this team members. He is trying his best all the time. Penat jadi dia sebenarnya. So yer.. minat orang yang diligent camni.

Kenapa Suga – he reminds me of myself actually. I would want him to become my best friend if we were studying or working together. We would just enjoy each other’s company in the same room doing our own thing, tak perlu bercakap hu ha tapi connection tuh ada. It seems that we are both almost always tired. Not that energetic amidst the more active young members but is still able to soak in the experience. In my case, it would be the very active and talkative colleagues at work. I am a bit quiet at the clinic but I still enjoy listening to the conversations and banter among the people at my workplace. Participation je tak berapa. Ha ha. Kerja masih jalan though. Rajin. Kreatif. Buat hal sendiri. Macam Suga. Ha ha.

Kenapa Jin – if I meet a person with this personality, I would also want to make him/her one of my close friends. He is the oldest member of the group but behaves like one of the youngest. Ok, now he sounds like me. Ha ha ha. Even then, he always has his friends best interest in mind. Dahulukan kawan. Jaga hati kawan dan adik2. Generous. He is not the best dancer in the group but he gives his best all the time at any performance.

The thing about being in the Hyung line is that, akan sampai satu masa.. you will want to leave it all. Cause your priorities will be different by then as you age up. When will that happen? I have no idea. Any clues of any Kpop group who are still doing their thing in their 30s? I wonder what will happen to the Army’s then.. there will definitely be a huge outcry.

Recently, BTS Meal was launched in Malaysia. There were nuggets with special sauces. I was not up for it but I went on a Shopee Spree and bought some T-Shirts and hoodies online. I even purchased one a T shirt that has Suga’s name on it. Nampak tak are-kak minat sgt teww.. I have some watches and water bottles in my Shopee cart but I will click to order say, next month. I am contemplating on getting those BTS bomb lights but am waiting for the impulsive urge to die out first and see if I still want it in 2 months time. It’s because I’m not quite sure what I could use it for. They should consider making those mini fans merchandise that I could use in my consultation room. Ha ha.

My favourite spins on Youtube at the moment

When I first heard this song on the radio – I imagined it was sung by a Caucasian singer, Taylor Swift to be precise. It emitted the kind of vibe that she would associate herself with. Turns out it was Rose, a member of BlackPink who speaks in a terrific, sexy Australian accent.

I love this song. No wonder it has more than 120M views.

A classic by one of the best songstress in the country who existed during the times of Siti Nurhaliza. She is actually the queen of R&B, so to hear about this collaboration with Aubrey Suwito to record a Malay Classic album is somewhat refreshing. This rendition of Tari Tualang Tiga for example is just wow. Legend says they recorded the whole album LIVE with the orchestra outside of the studio. Meaning, those video clips you see of these songs is them recording concurrently.

The local music scene needs to pay more attention to this young man. He is like a young Faizal Tahir – have been reading comments on Youtube saying that his existence has FT’s DNA’s attached to it. Indeed. Amir Masdi after all was the champion for Akademi Fantasia some time ago, it’s just that the other winners in his batch kind of overshadowed him with their endless controversies (and talent). With his recent participation in Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL), it should open more doors for him.

I have never actually watched this KDrama but hearing this for the first time on Youtube during one of those random clicks got me attached strongly to it. The video clip was enough to make me understand the meaning behind this soundtrack. It is not Kdrama if it doesn’t make you cry.

This guy was first known (to me) as an actor. Turned out he was equally talented in singing and composing. For a newcomer to the industry, it was an underdog accomplishment when he won AJL 34 with his song, Sumpah. AJL is this popular annual music competition, organized by TV3 in Malaysia since 1986 (wikipedia). We get really hyped about this competition, make predictions and such.

That’s it for now. I haven’t heard a good Chinese, Japanese and Spanish song for quite some time. Before it was a time of Rosalinda, MIs Tres Hermanas, Richie Ren, Ayumi Hamasaki but now I seem to have lost touch.

The part when Han Yoon Chan declares to Jang Hana

Hana asked Yoon Chan,

” You still worry about me knowing that I love him? “

and he said..

” I told you to lean on me when you’re scared or things got tough. Even if you love someone else, my feelings won’t change. I’ll always protect you.

I’ve known you and him for a while now. I wish I was your love. But I acknowledge that I’m not the one who makes your heart beat faster.

You won’t give up on love or work. I know you won’t. You’ll keep going forward. You’ll be in pain and you might feel lost. When things get tough, don’t forget that I’m always here for you. You’ll be in pain because of your love for him. You’ll realize one day love that hurts can never last. Come to me when you realize that. I’ll be waiting.

There are many kinds of love. My way of loving you is to be there for you.. no matter what”

 

*then the chorus of this song explodes in the background*