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New Year’s Resolution & Shuffle-It Sunday

Hello and a happy new year to all!

I know that we have been very inactive, seeing as the last post came from when I was in South Korea over the summer in 2015. We’ve had a lot of personal and school related issues interrupt our lives and were unable to take care of our blog as we would have preferred. But, now that I’ve completed my undergraduate studies and Darice has opened up more time now, we’re hoping 2016 is a better year for ZodaReviews94. Our goal is to post at least once a week, which was the original purpose of having rotating topics. Nothing much is changing, except that we’re bringing back profiles of groups. We’re not sure how we’re going about this part of the blog yet though; we’ll probably end up just going with the flow.

Also, for pictures from my trip to South Korea last summer and from Big Bang’s MADE World Tour in Newark, NJ, please visit our Instagram!

And now, to start off 2016 and ZodaReviews94’s comeback with my all-time favorite topic for our blog, here is Shuffle-It Sunday for this week!

 

1. Heartbreak – N.Flying

 

2. Touch – Miss A

 

3. 愛情闖進門 (When Love Walked In) – BY2

 

4. Shard – Epik High

 

5. Crush on You – MyName

 

6. Lipstick – Jo Kwon

 

7. Hero – Monsta X

 

8. 남자라서  (As a Man) – Gummy

 

9. See You Again – Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

 

10. Jiggy – F.Cuz

 

That ends our first Shuffle-It Sunday for 2016. And here’s a small gift to our readers for the new year! Please comment if you are the one to activate the code!

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Thank you to everyone who has continued to support us through the few years we’ve been active. Happy new year everyone, and I hope you all continue to support ZodaReviews94 this year and through many more years to come!

– Zoey

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무림여대생 (My Mighty Princess)

I don’t remember if I updated you all on our switch up or not, but yes, I mistook the schedule and did Transformation Tuesday when I was supposed to do a Flashback Friday. Oh well; at least we’re going in logical order now, whereas before we were going backwards.

So, because of our technical issues, and the new schedule now, here is our Watch-It Wednesday. Now, the OSTs for this week’s Watch-It Wednesday has made it’s way onto our Shuffle-It Sundays already, and I know I’ve praised this movie each time. That’s right, movie. It’s not a drama this week. So, if you haven’t yet watched 무림여대생, literally translated as “The Impossible Female Student”, but better known as My Mighty Princess, then I suggest you open up some time to watch this much loved Korean movie.

My Mighty Princess is about a young female, a beautiful martial arts prodigy at that, Kang So Hee (Shin Min Ah). She is about to start her life into adulthood, but her super human strength and prowess scares those around her, including the boy she has a crush on, Jun Mo (Yoon Gun). So Hee’s father notices hat her skills aren’t as sharp, and wants her to practice her martial arts more, but So Hee refuses, stating that she wants to live a normal life. In hopes of changing her mind, Il Young (Oh Joo Wan), a childhood friend who has always loved So hee, suggests that they start practicing their martial arts again. So Hee gives him the same answer with the same excuse.

After a little scuffling with some street gang members, So Hee and Il Young have a drink together. She tells him about a recurring dream, which he realizes as the incident that caused So Hee to lose her memories. After the very important Green Destiny sword had been stolen, Il Young and So Hee had thought they could defeat the villain, Heuk Bong (Jung Ho Bin), so they went in pursuit of him. Unfortunately, So Hee gets hit with a poisonous strike, and she is taken to the hospital.

So Hee’s father and his other allies decide that it is time to fight Heuk Bong again, and end things once and for all. After learning the lightning strike that his own wife had used to defeat Heuk Bong once, So Hee’s father calls Heuk Bong out to fight. On the night of the fight though, So Hee’s father is surprised to see Il Young instead, and is caught off guard when Il Young attacks him, injuring him badly enough that he falls into a coma. It turns out that Il Young exchanged his life to get the cure for So Hee back then. Heuk Bong had hypnotized him to be his minion, and died before he could break the hypnosis. So now, whenever anyone asks for Heuk Bong, Il Young must go in his place, and the only person strong enough to defeat Il Young is So Hee.

Now, onto the OSTs! The OSTs for this movie are no joke. I loved all the songs from this movie, and it’s really hard to just pick two. So, I’ll just go with one that completely caught me off guard, and another that just stuck with me.

First up is 45rpm’s Past Luv featuring Gummy.

This song has been on Shuffle-It Sunday once or twice already and this is the one that completely caught me off guard. One, I have never heard of 45rpm in my life, but I’m glad I discovered them. Two, how did I not know that it was Gummy featured in this song?! I love her voice! Maybe it was because I fell in love with this song before I completely became a fan of Gummy. There’s no doubt that I love the instrumental. I absolutely love the rapping as well, although the third rapper didn’t really impress. Still, the rapping gives off a story-telling feeling, and I like it.

The second song is “Because I’m a Man” by MC Mong featuring Lee Sang Min. Now, I know MC Mong went through an avoiding-the-army scandal, but like many people say, you can’t deny a good song.

MC Mong’s rapping just matches the instrumental so well, and Lee Sang Min’s voice is just such a sweet tune to the ears. This song speaks for itself, so I don’t really have much to say about it.

Well, now that I’ve gone through the OSTs, I kind of want to watch the movie again. Seriously though, if you have time, give this movie a watch! It will definitely become a classic. Besides, who doesn’t love Shin Min Ah? Or Yoon Gun at that?

Shuffle-It Sunday

As promised, 15 songs for this week’s Shuffle-It Sunday! Hope you find something new to listen to!

1. Boyfriend – 좀좀좀 (Little by Little)

 

2. Infinite – Paradise

 

3. Wang Lee Hom – 你不知道的事 (All the Things You Never Knew)

This is only a snippet in which the song was used in Wang Lee Hom’s movie, Love in Disguise. The movie is definitely worth watching, and the album that most of the songs come from is definitely worth the buy. I even shared the movie during a movie night for one of my high school clubs. It’s a beautiful song overall, and I still listen to it every now and then.

4. 2NE1 – 너 아님 안돼 (Gotta Be You)

I’m sure a lot of fans will agree that this music video was a disappointment for how beautiful the song was.

5. Jay Chou – 四面楚歌 (Surrounded)

So, I did not know that the person rapping in Korean towards the end was actually Jay Chou himself. I was so shocked. And I did not know what the song was about, although I did get the gist from the music video. The things I am forced (and appreciate very much) to learn with this blog. This song can get very addicting.

6. Shinhwa – This Love

One of the oldest KPOP groups to date. The dance may have been a bit awkward, in my opinion, but I loved the song.

7. Fahrenheit – 心疼你的心疼 (Cherish Your Heartache)

The only boy group from the Mandopop genre that I keep a look out for. Anyone watching Aaron Yan’s Fall in Love With Me? Not a fan of the story line, but I can’t help myself from not watching Aaron.

8. 45rpm ft Gummy – Past Luv

First of all, if you haven’t yet watched My Mighty Princess, then you are missing out! That is one of the best Korean movies ever! And the OSTs are amazing! Discovered quite the amount of artists that I would have never known about, such as this one.

9. Ze:A – 하루종일 (All Day)

 

10. SNSD – Echo

 

11. Park Bom – Don’t Cry

 

12. Seven – I’m Going Crazy

I love that Seven featured his girlfriend in this music video, and I don’t even know why. Maybe it’s because they’ve been together for so long. But I fangirled pretty hard when Se7en made his domestic comeback.

13. K.Will ft MC Mong – Love 119

 

14. DBSK – Why Did I Fall in Love With You

These songs always hit home with me. I think I speak for a lot of fans when I say I will always prefer the original DBSK, although I am in full support of the current DBSK and JYJ. This song is definitely a favorite of mine. It’s just so beautiful!

15. Mystic White – Mermaid Princess

Out of the four special collaborations prepared for this SBS Gayo Daejun, Mystic White’s was my favorite, along with Dynamic Black’s.