Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Η Επιμονή σου

As I'm heading to Greece, I'll share some Greek music!
Here's Eleonora Zouganeli and Kostas Livadas and their song I Epimoni Sou


Αθήνα calling!

Woop woop!!
The day is here, I'm soon heading out to the airport and heading down south to Greek capital Athens!!
I'm totally excited! It's my first time visiting the city!
I hope for awesome weather!! ^^

Food for thought

"Running away from the problem only increases the distance from the solution. Who agrees?"

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

얼음들 (가사)

I kinda fulfilled my promise, I have done an attempt to translate the lyrics for Akdong Musician's song 얼음들 (Melted).
It's was a bit tricky because the words in English doesn't really convey the Korean ones.
Anyway, it's okay I think, I have tried to make it whole and not word by word.
Example of translation: 따뜻한 = means warm, as in mild kind of warm, not hot. Therefore, I think both mild and warm can be used.
나올텐데 / Na ol ten de = means to come out/appear/brought out. But for the context of the song I have just translated, there would be a more mild/warmer song,
And, 그렇게 gukeoke/kureoke= the 그 ku/gu refers to "that", however as it's the ice it refers to I have just used "the", why is the ice so cold.

*If you want to use it, ask for permission and do not forget to cred!

붉은 해가 세수하던 파란 바다 검게 물들고
The blue ocean that the red sun used to wash its face has turned black
구름 비바람 오가던 하얀 하늘 회색 빛들고
Clouds, Rain, What used to be a white sky has turned gray

맘속에 찾아온 어둠을 그대로 두고
Into the heart darkness found its way
밤을 덮은 차가운 그림자마냥 굳어간다
The nights covered with cold shadows has become harden

얼음들이 녹아지면
If the ice melted
조금 더 따뜻한 노래가 나올텐데
There would be a more mild/warm song
얼음들은 왜 그렇게 차가울까
But why is the ice so cold?
Why is it so cold?

Why are they so cold
Why are they so cold

붉은 해가 세수하던 파란 바다
The blue ocean that the red sun used to wash its face
그 깊이 묻힌 옛 온기를 바라본다
Looking at the warmth that has been buried deep away
too late get it out
어른들 세상 추위도 풀렸으면 해
Wishing this coldness in the world of adults would unweave
얼었던 사랑이 이젠 주위로 흘렀으면 해
wishing the frozen love would melt away now

맘속에 찾아온 어둠을 그대로 두고
Into the heart darkness found its way
밤을 덮은 차가운 그림자마냥 굳어간다
The nights has been covered with cold shadows has become harden

얼음들이 녹아지면
If the ice melted
조금 더 따뜻한 노래가 나올텐데
There would be a more mild/warm song
얼음들은 왜 그렇게 차가울까
But why is the ice so cold?
Why is it so cold?

얼음들이 녹아지면
If the ice melted
조금 더 따뜻한 노래가 나올텐데
There would be a more mild/warm song
얼음들은 왜 그렇게 차가울까
But why is the ice so cold?
Why is it so cold?

Why are they so cold
Why are they so cold

More deliciousness from Go Choo

Last week a friend and I met up for dinner at my new found restaurant, Go Choo.
Last time I remembered they served ddeokbokki to some girls, however it was not to be found on the menu.
So I asked if they had it, and they did..despite the very expensive price we decided to buy it.
In Korea I can get this dish for US$2,5-3, here it cost aprox US$28!!!
To be honest at first I thought I misheard the price but sadly not. Anyway luckily it was delicious!! it truly was!! And since we shared it, it was okay, but I doubt I'll buy it again because, well... it's way cheaper to buy the ingredients and make it at home!

I wonder what I should try next time...
Yukejang, sun tufu jjigae or bibimbap!? (^^;;)

Go Choo's Bulgogi

Very spicy, delicious, and the most expensive ddeokbokki I have ever had in my entire life!

I sent the picture of the ddeokbokki to a friend of mine, he wonder if the black seeds were caviar or if the fish was shark fin! I said..nope..regular black sesame seeds and fish cake. ^^

Counting stars

One day more of work.. then I'm off to the Greek capital!
Let's enjoy this tune today... Counting Stars by Onerepublic!

Monday, 28 April 2014

Pics from last Friday

Last Friday after work we went home to a colleague for some After Work!
She had both a liquor store and supermarket nearby where we purchased what we needed ^^
Together we made this feast of deliciousness - TAPAS!
And of course lots of alcohol, that was why I was stoned on

I loved my colleague's kitchen! She and her fiance had done everything themselves!
It's an amazing and gorgeous job they have done! I want to hire them to renovate my home..haha

It was a nice Friday! Good weather and good company!


Here's the title track from Akdong's debut album.
This is also a sweet song!
Have u listened to their album? What do you think??

Enjoy 200%!

Guts! (review)

The second single of the year is already here!!
I got it last weekend actually, but I have been a bit busy so I update this now!
As I said before, I love the cover for this single.
They look young and refresh ^^
My fave song on this single is actually the track FLY! Is that even okay to say!? ^^
I hope they'll perform that song during their upcoming tour!!

To me most songs are typical Arashi songs so there's no "surprise".
I'm actually a bit mixed how I should rate this single, this is the first time I'm mixing my usual big stars with a small one!


Track list
01. GUTS!
02. Fly (LE)
02. Love Wonderland (RE)
03. 君が笑えるように (RE)

Pics cred @ Johnny's / Owner

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Addicted to you

It's Sunday!! The weekend, or should I say, yet another weekend is coming to its end.
Oh well.. here's a song that is perfect when u just want to let loooooose ^^
Here's Avicii's Addicted to you!


Kuryu Kohei's returning!!

I found out something amazing yesterday, in the drama world ^^
KimuTaku's HERO, from 2001, is doing a comeback! It's the first time in 7 years Kimutaku will play this role!
However this time it will be without Matsu Takako. Instead we'll see Kitagawa Keiko! It's their first time to act together since Tsuki no Koibito from 2010.
Some old cast members like Kohinata Fumiyo, Yashima Norito, Kadono Takuzo, and Tanaka Yoji, will also return to this new season! Other new cast members are Sugimoto Tetta, Hamada Gaku, Yoshida Yo, and Matsushige Yutaka.

For all of u who have missed out on this drama... well... "HERO" is about an, well, unconventional prosecutor named "Kuryu Kohei" of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office, Jousai branch. The drama was also adapted into a movie in 2007.

The new season of "HERO" will begin airing sometime in July on Fuji TV (Monday's 9:00 pm).

info @ Oricon

Study about Arashi at Meiji univ!!

pic cred @ owner

Meiji University in Tokyo Japan offers a course in "Arashi knowledge".
I have never heard such a thing before, and despite being an Arashi fan, I do think it's kinda absurd in one way, and awesome in another! I know Japan is different but a real uni course!? Also, at Meiji of all universities!! Well if I'd enroll this course I'd probably get an A without studying XD

English translation of the course methodology
1. Introduction - Arashi's Era
2. The Culture of Johnny's Entertainment
3. Before Arashi, focusing on SMAP
4. Changes in Arashi's PVs - Before big break
5. Changes in Arashi's PVs - After big break
6. A comparison of the members of Arashi
7. Arashi members as they appear on variety shows
8. Arashi in dramas
9. Arashi in commercials
10. Arashi in concert
11. Arashi and J-Pop
12. Arashi and K-Pop
13. Johnny's Entertainment post-Arashi
14. Overview on the Era of Arashi
15. Test

Going to ‎4Minute's Fan Bash‬

To be honest, expensive, but we got them..
4 tickets to 4minute's #‎4MinuteFanBash‬ in Stockholm on May 25.
As we are not huge fans we decided on the normal general admission tickets.
Instead of being hard core fans, we are going as we think it's a fun thing to do as friends, and it has been quite some time since we went to a concert in Sweden!

It's gonna be fun to see 4Minute again, I haven't seen them live for a long time.
And this will be for the very first time outside Korea!
I wonder how many people will turn up, also how many will be Swedes and how many will be from other countries. Also, how many do actually understand Korean?! ^^

Less than a month left!


약안 비싸지만 티켓을 샀다! 우리는 친구 4명이 같이 가 보게 되었다ㅋㅋㅋ
우리는 포미닛의 팬 아니지만 음악도 괜찮고 재밌을것 같아서 우리 가게 되었다!

오랫만에 콘서트를 못 봐서 짐 기대하고 있다!
스웨덴팬 몇명이 있을까~요? 외국팬도 올까~요?ㅎㅎ 궁금하다!

진짜 오랫만에 포미닛 못 봤지만 몇번 한국에 본적이 있었다. 생각보다 세월이 빠르다.

1게월밖에 안 남아!!


Saturday, 26 April 2014

More Cherry Blossom

I posted some photos the other day, here are some more.
I love cherry blossom!
One day i hope I can experience it in Japan!
But for now, I'll settle for Sweden ^^

I just want to add, I took these with my smartphone!
Totally okay quality if you ask me ^^


This is my fave song from Akdong Musician's album, so of course I want to share both the music video and live :)

I will try to translate the song this weekend! I hope I can make it.
But for now...

Today's quote

"Every successful person has a painful story, every painful story has a successful ending, so accept the pain, and be prepared for the success."

Friday, 25 April 2014

Fast delivery!

I got my contacts the other day, super fast delivery.
I'd say it took 1 business day!!
So awesome ^^
I'm not gonna use them every day, but it's nice to have the choice to do so.

I have to say, the lenses themselves are a lot bigger than what I remember. XD

Today's quote

"If you love what you're doing, you'll never get bored."

タイナカサチ - 君は三日月

I found this artist by chance when watching a show.
I wonder why I haven't heard her before, or maybe I have but didn't think of it.
Anyway here's Tainaka Sachi.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Dark Horse

What do you all think of this song!?
It's the latest by miss Katy Perry!


Today's Laugh

I found this on Facebook, I just died of laugher!
You'd never imagine to see this at the local, or any gym for that matter XD
I just love the other people starring, wishing that's how it'd actually be in the gym!!

Do u think this would be a trend!? ^^

Cherry Blossom Season

Cherry blossom season is here!!!
I took these photos outside my house!

Spring is here... Yay 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Today's quote

"Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching."


I have mentioned this song many many times.
But that's because I love it so much!!
Here's a live version from the other year...


Bubble Football

I found this by chance, this looks like a very fun sport!
I wonder how you can purchase that kind of bubble ^^
I so would like to try this out!! ^^

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Rilakuma pancakes

I found this on a YT channel I check on and off, and these pancakes!!
Now I soooo want to make Rilakuma pancakes!


ハーゲンダッツ スプーンベジ

Häagen-Dazs ice cream in Japan already released spring flavours - Sakura and Rose.
Now they are back with something new and extra ordinary.

On May 12 two Spoon Vege ice creams will be released to the Japanese public.
トマトチェリー and キャロットオレンジ (“Tomato Cherry”, “Carrot Orange”).
They will come in 100ml cups and will cost 284 yen (approx US$2.80).

According to their homepage, The “Tomato Cherry” has a natural sweetness of tomato with the acidity and fruity cherry flavour, giving a rich taste of the tomato.

The “Carrot Orange” has a sweet and soft flavour of carrot, and adds a refreshing orange fragrance, giving a more sophisticated twist to the carrot flavour.

To be honest, can this be good? Veggie ice cream?!
To me it doesn't sound like a hit, and I wouldn't run to the store if I was in Japan!
But I'm not surprised this is released in Japan and not somewhere else in the world (^^;;)

info + pics @ Official homepage

Seventh Chord

Although she was my fave AKB48 member, I still doubt her ability to make it big, after all her voice is not so powerful. I guess it's all about her charms!?
What do you all think of Atsuko's solo?!
Here is her latest single Seventh Chord!

Monday, 21 April 2014

M Station 18 april 2014

Who missed Mste the other day?
I didn't miss the performance with Arashi!
I really like the new song, it totally fits the theme of Riida's new drama!!
Less than a month before it's released!! ^^

Today's quote

"Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified." - Matthew 28:1-6

With All I Am

Today is the last day of the Easter week.
I will share one more Hillsong song for now, it's is With all I am.


Sunday, 20 April 2014

Seoul booked!

I have booked my housing in Seoul!
We'll see if I'll stick with it or try to find something else, But it was a good price.
The place is located closeby Hapjeong station. I'll have my own room, pc, tv, bathroom.
And possibility to do laundry!!
I wanted to stay at the Gangnam place I stayed at last summer, but it cost 5 times as much, so I felt..naah.
I rather spend my money on something else (^^;;;)

Regerar i ditt ljus

Today I'll share a Hillsong song in Swedish, this one is called Regerar i ditt ljus.
I shared the English version the other day.


Today's quote

"Jesus replied, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life." - John 12:23-25

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Cutting Tomatoes

There is the traditional way, and there's the fast way..
Take a look like this, have you ever cut your tomatoes like this!? ^^

내 주는 구원의 주

Here's another Hillsong song, but this one is in Korean.
This one is called 내 주는 구원의 주 (Mighty To Save)


Today's quote

"For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born." - 1 Corinthians 15:3-8

Friday, 18 April 2014

Time to book!!

I got my vacation approved, so I really want to book my tickets asap.
My plan is:

Tokyo Dec13 (arrive on Dec 14)-Dec 23
Nagoya/Osaka/Kyoto Dec23-Dec29
Seoul Dec29-Jan5

But I'm still in my thinking mode... which dates to spend where!
I'm also keen on visiting Hokkaido (again)!

Forever Reign

Because it's Easter, I'll share some Christian songs!
First out is Forever Reign by Hillsong Chapel!

Today's quote

"Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed." - 1 Peter 2:24

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Happy 28th B-day

Today's my brother's B-day!!
So in his honour and as he loves Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, I found these two...

H A P P Y 28st B I R T H D A Y!!

Cute cake!! I wish I could make one like that!

Photos cred @ owner

Totoro macaroon

I also want a Totoro macaroon!!!
I want to make these but I'm not sure if it's possible, you need so many things I do not own...


I found this on Youtube!
I think it's amazing, I think they bride and groom and the rest of the people in the church got a very happy surprise!!
I'd die of happiness and joy if this were to happen at my future wedding.



Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Luleå - Here I come!

It's less than a month left before I head up North to Luleå to visit Elisabeth!
I'm already excited!! I wonder what Luleå will offer this time!
Not to much coldness I hope ^^

E X C I T E D ! ! ^^

Beating Heart

Here's the latest tune from Ellie Gouding!
She's one of few solo artists I like!
There's something about her voice that attracts!



Also this movie I found by chance on Youtube. And well.. I blame Kei-chan for this one too!
It was interesting, I think I have missed out on Kei-chan's earlier work, I mean she was more fierce and angry back then ^^
This movie too brings up an interesting topic about how life can become, hardships and friendship.
It is adapted from the manga "Dear Friends" by YOSHI, and art by Watanabe Ayu.


Title: ディアフレンズ (Dear Friends)
Release dates: February 3, 2007
Running time: 115 min.

Dear Friends follows a high-school student named Rina who believes that friends are not necessary and that they can only be used in times of need. Thus, she is unable to maintain a decent relationship with her friends and classmates. Her family's relationship is also lacking; her father does not care much about his family and her mother is over-protective.
Rina spends a lot of her time going to a club in Shibuya where Yousuke is the disc jockey with her friends Hiroko and Emi. Yousuke falls for Rina, but her attitude has a feral edge, and they neck but stop short of having sex.
After obtaining a large amount of money under false pretenses (i.e. claiming she is pregnant when she is not and forcing the guy [not Hiroko's boyfriend or Yousuke] to pay for the abortion) and spending it on a bottle of Dom Pérignon (which she sprays over everyone at the club), Rina collapses on the dance floor. She eventually discovers that she has cancer (non-Hodgkin lymphoma) and becomes hospitalized for an indefinite amount of time. In the hospital, she is not visited by her family, but by one of her classmates named Maki. Although Maki tells Rina that they were friends in primary school, Rina does not remember her, so Maki takes the opportunity to re-connect with her. A young girl, Kanae, who is also hospitalized tries to become friends with Rina, but she holds fast onto her mantra of friends being unnecessary.
Throughout her hospitalization, Rina begins to lose hope as her well-being falls apart...

Keiko Kitagawa as Rina
Yuika Motokariya as Maki
Airi Toriyama as Hiroko
Hatsune Matsushima as Emi
Masaya Kikawada as Yousuke
Mao Sasaki as Kanae
Avery Fane as Club DJ
Naoko Otani as Rina's Mother
Ren Osugi as Rina's Father

Info @ wiki

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


I just love this song! I cannot get enough!!
Who has missed out on this one??
Soon Easter holidays begin, isn't that also reason to be Happy!?
Easter is also a time for reflection.


Cast iron Casserole

I got one, I'm over the moon happy!!
I went downtown the other day and found this!!
It was fairly cheap I have to say.
I had actually planned to buy a Le Creuset, but it cost 2499 SEK / 360 US$.
But then I found this one, a cast iron casserole by Swedish brand Skeppshult.
The size was perfect and it only cost 1199 SEK / 172 US$.
It was too good to pass, so I bought it ^^

I'm gonna use it tomorrow to make b-day dinner for my brother and his gf!!

Very nice casserole, don't you agree?! ^^


I found this by chance when browsing around youtube the other night. As Kei-chan was starring in it I thought it would be interesting to watch. It was a good story, and I liked it a lot.
As always having some kind of handicap it is difficult, especially in places where people are not as nice about it.


Title: 筆談ホステス 〜母と娘、愛と感動の25年。届け!わたしの心〜
Hitsudan hosutesu 〜 hahatoko, ai to kandō no 25-nen. Todoke! Watashi no kokoro 〜
Conversation by writing skills Hostess ~ Mother and Daugher, Love and feelings through 25 years. Report! My heart~
Air time: Jan 10, 2010
Broadcast: TBS

Born into strict home in Aomori, Saito Rie lose hearing at age of one year and 10 months by the after-effects of meningitis. Rie gradually drops out of high school and instead get involved with alcohol, tobacco, and shoplifting. She becomes a so called "bad daughter of Aomori". Later, Rie find herself accepted and join a hostess club. This is also where she gets to know the work of hospitality and acceptance despite of being deaf. She also gets to know the dream of a hostess, to work in Ginza, Tokyo. This drama tells the story of Saito Rie who becomes the number one hostess of the "conversation by writing skills".

Saito Rie - Kitagawa Keiko
Saito Satoshi - Fukushi Seiji
Kawahara Miharu: Toda Naho
Segawa Kozo - Sasano Takashi
Shimada - Haruta Junichi
Ikenami - Ishii Kota
Kobashi Fumio - Inoue Jun
Saito Shiro - Nashimoto Kenjiro
Nagai Kyoko: Tezuka Satomi
Saito Emiko - Tanaka Yoshiko

Monday, 14 April 2014

악동뮤지션 데뷔 앨범

Korea's loved siblings are finally releasing their debut album.
It's titled Play and contains 11 tracks, and all songs are made by Chan Hyuk!! He's only 17 but he is a great composer.
However although it's great with new tracks, there were some songs like Crescendo and 다리꼬지마 that I miss on this album!
I guess you cannot have it all!? Also it's nice to see this kind of music in Korea and under YG Entertainment! Great debut album!!


02. 200%
03. 얼음들
04. 지하철에서
05. 가르마
06. 인공잔디
07. 안녕
08. 작은별
09. 길이나
10. 소재

Here's info about each song in Korean... from official statement

스마트폰 게임에서 필요한 하트에 쓰여 있는 Give Love에서 영감을 받은 곡. 악동뮤지션만의 독특한 발상이 탄생시킨 이 곡에서 악동뮤지션은 자신의 맘에서 자라는 사랑을 다 줘도 받아주지 않는 그녀를 위해 줄 사랑을 빌려달라고 이야기한다. 경쾌하고 캣치한 사비가 돋보이며, 곡 사이의 보컬 임팩트가 노래의 재미를 더해준다.

2. 200%
경쾌하고 리드미컬한 멜로디의 사랑 노래로 밤새 고백을 준비했지만, 막상 그 사람 앞에선 떨려 아무 말도 못 하는 내용의 가사를 악동뮤지션만의 감성으로 위트있게 풀어냈다. 통통 튀는 드럼의 킥 사운드를 주축으로 그루브 있는 기타 리듬, 일렉 피아노, 펑키함을 돋보이게 하는 브라스가 가미되었다. 악동뮤지션만의 쫀득한 포크팝 멜로디와 센스있는 랩핑이 돋보인다.

3. 얼음들
웅장한 피아노 intro가 무게를 더하고 곧이어 나오는 감미로운 피아노와 스트링 섹션, 리드미컬한 기타 선율이 아름답다. 사비에서 이수현 양과 이찬혁 군의 폭풍 가창력이 돋보이며 긴여운이 느껴지는 멜로디로 구성되어 있다.‘얼음은 왜 차가우냐고’ 묻는 듯 어린아이의 순수하고 천진난만한 호기심이 느껴지는 곡 .

4. 지하철에서
잔잔한 분위기의 멜로디로 각기 다른 사람들이 지하철에 모여 덜컹거리는 모습을 리얼하고 재미있게 노래한다. 세상을 지하철에 빗대 노래하며 우리가 쉽게 마주치는 장소를 세상의 축소판으로 묘사했다.

5. 가르마
아무런 주목도 받지 못했던 여자가 어느 날 가르마를 바꾸자 예뻐졌다. 그녀를 몰랐던 남자들이 다가오는 것은 물론 그녀를 따라 하는 여자들까지 생기는 가사 내용은 10대들이라면 한 번쯤 상상했을 법하다. 펑키하고 그루비한 드럼과 기타, 일렉 피아노가 귀를 달콤하게 간지러워 주듯 사랑스러운 멜로디가 돋보이는 곡.

6. 인공잔디
인공잔디는 진짜 잔디가 부럽다. 하고 싶은 것을 하며 사는 모습을 인공 잔디에 비유하며 노래한 곡. 1절에서는 인공잔디와 비교하며 다른 사람들이 보기에 가짜가 좋아 보이지만 그들만이 느끼는 마음을 표현했고, 2절에선 진짜 잔디와 비교하며 진짜를 하며 즐거워하는 모습을 노래했다. 경쾌한 드럼비트에 이수현 양의 파워풀한 보이스를 느낄 수 있다.

7. 안녕
한 왕따의 이야기. 분노와 보복의 감정이 아닌 그들이 느끼는 외로움이 느껴지는 곡. 서정적인 기타 리프와 재즈 드럼이 가미되고 이수현 양의 잔잔한 저음이 합쳐져 완벽한 하모니를 이루어낸다. 악동뮤지션은 이 곡을 통해 많은 친구가 그들의 마음을 이해하고 서로 사랑하는 마음을 가졌으면 좋겠다는 감정을 담아내고자 했다.

8. 작은별
밤하늘의 빛나는 별이 실제로 인공위성일지도 모르지만 언제나 빛나는 별처럼 빛나고 싶은 소망을 노래했다. 캣치한 사비와 전진하는 락비트에선 감동이 밀려온다.

9. 길이나
동성과 마주치면 기 싸움, 이성과 마주치면 도도한 척이라고 이야기하며 길에서 마주치는 흔한 사람들의 눈빛을 재미있게 풀어냈다. 이수현 양과 이찬혁 군이 서로 주고받는 멜로디가 잘 어우러지며 환상적인 호흡이 돋보이는 상큼한 곡이다.

10. 소재
작곡 소재가 다 떨어졌다. 이것을 소재로 사용하면서 신나는 드럼비트, 경쾌한 신스 사운드를 주축으로 한 시원한 느낌이 나는 댄스곡을 탄생시켰다. 가사와 랩이 잘 어우러진 곡으로 자신의 이야기를 만들지 못하는 친구들을 위한 희망적인 메시지가 느껴진다.

중독성 있는 코드 진행과 캣치한 가사가 어우러져 착 달라붙는 달콤한 멜로디 라인이 돋보이는 곡.‘갤럭시 너 혹시’를 부르는 부분은 갤럭시를 부르는 것이 아니라 운율을 맞춘 부분으로서 그들의 재치를 다시 한 번 엿볼 수 있다.

아자 아자 아리랑

I used to study Korean with Sam, one of the guys in this video. Lately it seems he's on various shows in Korea, making it B I G! I think it's fun for him, after all.. it's not easy to make it with all Kpop stars.
(Sam is the black guy)

Oh well.. take a look at this song, it's their song to cheer on the Korean football team in the upcoming Brazil World Cup!!



The other day I met with Alex for dinner, we went to a new Korean restaurant.
Oh well, it's not really new, but new to us! It's called Go Choo, and is located at Upplandsgatan in Vasastan, Stockholm.
When we came it was almost empty, then again we arrived at 4.30 pm. Early dinner ^^
When looking at the menu there were many yummy things ^^ And in the end both of us chose Kimchi Stew.
I have to say, it was the most delicious Kimchi stew I have had in Stockholm!
I want to eat there again asap!!
Next time I want to try Bulgogi, Dolsot Bibimbap and Yukejang! ^^

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Runnin on Empty

I was actually surprised to hear them singing in English and it's better than i thought.
I know it sounds bad.. but well.. Asians are not famous for the English! rather EngRish.
Also this song is from the movie Make your Move!

Here's Kpop "sensation", TVXQ...or DBSK as I like to call them ^^


Saving Mr Banks

This movie too, I had heard a lot, some said it was good, other so-so.
I agree with the ones saying it was so-so. The movie has its charms and good bits here and there, but to me it was too much talk and not so much action. It felt like reading a biography. Which I do like, but it was not what I expected. However it was interesting to learn the scenes behind the success of Mary Poppins.
Still I'm not convinced how to judge this movie... Or maybe it was ruined because of my expectations!?


In London in 1961, financially struggling author Pamela "P. L." Travers reluctantly agrees to travel to Los Angeles to meet with Walt Disney at the urging of her agent Diarmuid Russell. Disney has been courting Travers for 20 years, seeking to acquire the film rights to her Mary Poppins stories, on account of his daughters' request to make a film based on the character. Travers, however, has been extremely hesitant toward letting Disney bring her creation to the screen because he is known primarily as a producer of animated films, which Travers openly disdains.
Her youth in Allora, Queensland in 1906 is depicted through flashbacks, and is shown to be the inspiration for much of Mary Poppins. Travers was very close to her handsome and charismatic father Travers Robert Goff, who fought a losing battle against alcoholism.
Upon her arrival in Los Angeles, Travers is disgusted by what she feels is the city’s unreality, as well as by the naïve optimism and intrusive friendliness of its inhabitants, personified by her assigned limo driver, Ralph.
At the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Travers begins collaborating with the creative team assigned to develop Mary Poppins for the screen, screenwriter Don DaGradi, and music composers Richard and Robert Sherman.
Travers’ working relationship with the creative team is difficult from the outset, with her insistence that Mary Poppins is the enemy of sentiment and whimsy. Disney and his associates are puzzled by Travers’ disdain for fantasy, given the fantastical nature of the Mary Poppins story, as well as Travers’ own richly imaginative childhood existence. Travers has particular trouble with the team’s depiction of George Banks, head of the household in which Mary Poppins is employed as nanny. Travers describes Banks’ characterization as completely off-base and leaves the room distraught. The team begins to grasp how deeply personal the Mary Poppins stories are to Travers, and how many of the work’s characters are directly inspired by Travers’ own past...

Emma Thompson as Pamela "P. L." Travers, author of Mary Poppins
Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, filmmaker and producer of the film
Colin Farrell as Travers Robert Goff
Ruth Wilson as Margaret Goff, Pamela's mother
Paul Giamatti as Ralph, Pamela's chauffeur
Bradley Whitford as Don DaGradi
B. J. Novak as Robert B. Sherman
Jason Schwartzman as Richard M. Sherman
Kathy Baker as Tommie, Walt Disney's executive secretary
Melanie Paxson as Dolly, Disney's secretary
Rachel Griffiths as Aunt Ellie, the sister of Pamela's mother
Ronan Vibert as Diarmuid Russell, Pamela's agent

Info @ Wiki

Make your Move (OST)

The movie was so-so.. but I like a lot of the songs from the soundtrack!
I give it many thumbs up!! ^^
My fave songs are Let me in, You found me, Runnin on Empty, Fall For You, and Catching Shadows.
I donno, I don't have a lot to say, I mean the songs fit the movie and it's a soundtrack... It's fun to get some English songs with all Kpop artists. What I miss is a track by BoA herself!? I think I read she did the Let me in during the movie... but it's not on the album?!
SNSD's Cheap Cheeper sounds a like Britney Spears's Womanizer, or is it just me!? And why didn't f(x) do an original song for this movie, why use NU ABO?


01 Light Up This City - Candy Coated Killahz
02 Say Yes - Jessica (SNSD), Krystal (f(x)) & Kris (EXO)
03 Let Me In - Michael Corcoran
04 You Found Me - Shannon LaBrie
05 Cobu Love Theme / Static Invasion (feat. Tasha "Dash" Schumann) - The Outfit & Tasha “Dash” Schumann
06 Dance to the Drummers Beat (Bionik Remix)- Herman Kelly
07 Runnin on Empty - TVXQ
08 The Road (Finer Things) [feat. Nicky Da B] - NOLA Fam & Nicky Da B
09 Fall For You - Stephen Gordon
10 Nu Abo - f(x)
11 Simple Simon - On Fire Music
12 Cheap Creeper - Girls' Generation
13 Catching Shadows - Felicia Barton
14 Now We Know - The Outfit
15 Breathing Love - Melodye Perry

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Today's quote

"Give your time to those who will treasure it the most"

Let me in

One of my fave songs from the movie Make your Move is this one!
I also like the dance.
I have to say, the movie itself was so-so but I really liked BoA and Derek Hough together ^^

What do you think!?
Have you seen the movie??

アラフェス 2013 DVD

I'm so happy I could die.. ^^
It's finally coming! I have been so afraid it wouldn't but unexpected here it is.
And it's coming so soon!!
This year is their 15th and so busy. 3 singles and 1 dvd before May ends! I wonder what the rest of the year holds!!
One of my close friends attended Arafes last year and said it was A W E S O M E! So I know there's a lot to expect!
May 21, Hurry up and come ^^

01 Face Down
02 Crazy Moon~キミ・ハ・ムテキ~
03 truth
04 Welcome to our party
05 Happiness
06 Hello Goodbye
07 素晴らしき世界
08 Love Situation
10 Take me faraway/
11 時計じかけのアンブレラ
12 Monster
13 ファイトソング
14 Hip Pop Boogie
16 a Day in Our Life
17 Lucky Man
18 迷宮ラブソング
19 ふるさと
20 風の向こうへ
21 DJ×MJ part1(Step and Go~きっと大丈夫~Love so sweet)
22 Yes? No?
23 Re(mark)able
24 DJ×MJ part2(Troublemaker~Believe~Up to you)
25 Shake it !
26 Breathless
27 Calling
28 Still…
29 秘密
30 Endless Game
31 Summer Splash!
32 Oh Yeah!
33 エナジーソング~絶好調超!!!!~
34 ワイルド アット ハート
35 5×10
36 Løve Rainbow
37 A・ RA・ SHI
38 五里霧中
40 サクラ咲ケ

Friday, 11 April 2014

Catching Shadows

Just like I mentioned, here's another track from the US-KOR movie Make your move.
This one is titled Catching Shadows! I haven't heard about this singer before, it's always fun to find new music ^^


Stoneware Rectangular Dish

I just love Le Creuset stuff, however they are not the cheapest so it's not something you just buy.
However the other day I was actually trying to find a casserole when I stumbled  on these two dishes (Roasters in US Eng I guess?!)!
I wasn't meant tot buy them, but they were on sale, so I just had to buy them! (^^;;)

I bought the red ones. I donno, but when I think of Le Creuset I think red,
although their stuff comes in many various colours (^0^)

These are 26 cm and 32 cm.
Normal price aprox. US$113 / £68 / €83.
But I got them for almost half price US$58 / £35 / €42.

A good buy I'd say!! (^-^)

Pics @ Le Creuset


This album was actually released back in 2012, and I have only heard the singles until now.
I found the cd on sale (US$8) so I felt, why not!? ^^
And Danish music is never disappointing that's for sure. I like this hmm...teenage boy sound ^^
I guess it's because I like Christopher's voice! To think about it, it'd be awesome if he was promoted in Sweden and other countries too, thinking of the music that people like, can I call it mainstream!? Then well... he fits right in!
My fave songs on this album is Set the Record Straight, Against the Odds, Unbreakable, and Lots of Downs. ^^


1 Mine, Mine, Mine
2 Nothing in Common
3 Avalanche
4 Set the Record Straight
5 Against the Odds
6 Morning Light
7 Unbreakable
8 Big Mistake
9 Colours (Feat. Frida Amundsen)
10 Still in Love
11 Lots of Downs

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Shannon LaBrie's You Found Me

This is one of the songs from Make Your Move OST.
In the following couple of days I'll share my fave ones! Hopefully I'll also get the soundtrack so I can do a full review ^^

Here's Shannon LaBrie with You Found me.


Old Boy (2013)

I was skeptic already when I heard that they'd re-make this movie in Hollywood.
And well.. with all rights. This version was REALLY REALLY bad!!
They have missed so many parts that was essential to the whole movie.
I didn't like the acting either, it was too american and too much. I think it was sad how they could ruin such a great movie!!

In 1993, alcoholic advertising executive Joe Doucett ruins a meeting with a potential client, Daniel Newcombe, by hitting on his girlfriend. Afterwards, Joe gets drunk, and goes to a bar owned by his friend Chucky, who refuses him entry. While stuck outside, he spots a woman with a yellow umbrella, before being knocked unconscious.
He awakens in an isolated hotel room and finds he is a prisoner. His captors provide him with basic hygiene items and meager portions of processed Chinese food, along with a pint of vodka with every meal to prevent withdrawal. Through the TV, Joe hears that he has been framed for the rape and murder of his ex-wife and that his daughter, Mia, has been adopted. After being prevented from committing suicide, Joe starts writing Mia letters, gives up drinking, and spends the next 20 years planning his revenge. He becomes a skilled boxer by watching televised matches, and compiles a list of everyone who might be responsible for his imprisonment, with Newcombe being the prime suspect.
In 2013, Joe watches an adult Mia being interviewed by a TV show called "Unresolved Mysteries of Crime", and claiming she'd be willing to forgive him if he returns. Suddenly, he is drugged and awakes in a box in a field, with money and a cell phone...

Josh Brolin as Joseph "Joe" Doucett
Elizabeth Olsen as Mia Doucett/Marie Sebastian
Sharlto Copley as Adrian Doyle Pryce/The Stranger
Erik Gersovitz as young Adrian Pryce
Samuel L. Jackson as Chaney
Michael Imperioli as Chucky
James Ransone as Dr. Tom Melby
Max Casella as James Prestley
Linda Emond as Edwina Burke
Elvis Nolasco as Cortez
Lance Reddick as Daniel Newcombe
Hannah Ware as Donna Hawthorne
Richard Portnow as Bernie Sharkey
Hannah Simone as Stephanie Lee
Lizzy DeClement as Amanda Pryce
Caitlin Dulany as Emma Pryce
Cinqué Lee as Bellhop

Info@ wiki

My hometown

I found this video with lots of interesting facts about my hometown Stockholm!
Take a look and see if you like it.
Of course this is all about roses and there are downs as well, but hey...let us leave the bad and focus on the good for a sec!

Come to Stockholm!! ^^

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

47 Ronin

I had a lot higher hopes for this movie, I heard about this one ages ago, but I haven't had the time to watch it until now. And well... it was a disappointment. So much US and Hollywood in it, it didn't feel real at all.
I like most of the actors but this movie felt well... weird!?
Oh well, now I have seen it. And will probably never do again.

In late medieval Japan, Kai is a half-Japanese, half-British outcast who lives in the domain of Ako, ruled by the benevolent Lord Asano Naganori, who found a young Kai lost in the forest and accepted him into his household. Despite being scorned by the samurai due to his lowborn status and mixed ancestry, Kai falls in love with Asano's daughter, Mika.
Before a visit from Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Lord Asano is visited by the Shogun's master of ceremonies, Lord Kira, who becomes attracted to Mika. He arranges a duel for the entertainment of the Shogun between his best warrior, the Lovecraftian Samurai, and one chosen by Oishi, principal counselor to Lord Asano. Ako's champion, Yasuno is found by Kai to be incapacitated before the duel by the sorceress Mizuki, working for Lord Kira.
Kai secretly dons Yasuno's armor and fights the Lovecraftian Samurai, but his disguise is broken and he is sentenced to punishment. Later that night, Mizuki bewitches Asano into believing Kira is raping Mika, causing Asano to attack an unarmed Kira in delirium. While the offense for attacking a Shogunate official is execution, the Shogun allows Asano to die with honor through seppuku, grants the domain of Ako to Lord Kira, and brands Oishi and his men Ronin. Kira demands Mika's hand in marriage on the spot, but the Shogun grants her one year to mourn the death of her father, and forbids the Ronin of Ako from seeking vengeance. To ensure there is no interference, Kira imprisons Oishi in an outdoor pit to break his spirit...

Keanu Reeves as Kai
Hiroyuki Sanada as Oishi, the leader of the Rōnin.
Kou Shibasaki as Mika, Lord Asano's daughter and Kai's love interest.
Tadanobu Asano as Lord Kira, Lord Asano's rival daimyo and the one responsible for arranging the killing of the Rōnin's master.
Rinko Kikuchi as Mizuki, an odd-eyed witch who serves Lord Kira
Min Tanaka as Lord Asano, the former master of the Rōnin
Jin Akanishi as Chikara, Oishi's son
Masayoshi Haneda as Yasuno
Hiroshi Sogabe as Hazama
Neil Fingleton as Lovecraftian Samurai, an enormous samurai who serves Lord Kira
Takato Yonemoto as Basho
Hiroshi Yamada as Hara
Shu Nakajima as Horibe
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Shogun Tsunayoshi
Yorick van Wageningen as Kapitan
Gedde Watanabe as Troupe Leader
Rick Genest as Foreman

info @ wiki

Fallin' Over You

One of my fave Canadian singers, Chad Brownlee, are back with a new song!
I have been listening non-stop since it came out on Youtube.
Here it is Fallin' over you.

I hope he'll release a new album soon ^^
Or at least before August, as that's when I'm planning to go to Canada again!


和 アイスクリーム

I should have mentioned these months ago, I found them before X-mas actually but I have been too busy to write about these two deliciousness!
I found these at the local Japanese food market in Stockholm. (Japanska Torget)

If you have been to Japan, you know they have different ice-cream flavours than we do.
And luckily now I have found two!
Green tea and Black Sesame!!
Black sesame is good when wanting something cold but not too sweet.
And Green tea is green tea, this one has a rich green tea flavour too ^^

The brand is called Nagomi and I think it's German.
Anway, for all of you Japanese ice cream flavour lovers out there in Stockholm, if you haven't tried these two, please do ^^

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Line Deco addict!!

There's a fun way to pimp your phone.
I found it last night and couldn't stop, therefore I'm extremely tired today!!
But I'm happy with my choice of fixing my phone before bedtime!

So this new software belongs to the chat program - LINE, and it's called LINE DECO.
Kinda simple name and also very simple to use!
In the program you can fine the normal LINE characters like Brown, Moon and Cony, but there is lots more!
Sorry for making it sound like a sales post, but I do love it!! ^^

And best of all, it's for free ^^

Have you heard of LINE before? 
It's like Whatsapp but from Japan. 
I use it with all my Japanese friends, but also some Korean and Swedish.
And yes, of course it's more common in Japan, but also Korea and other Asian countries.
However compare to Whatsapp it's filled with much more features. ^^
That's why I like to use it ^^

 My first home screen turned out like this ^^
What do you think!?

I'm gonna play more with this app tonight!! ^^