Annoucement! No more fashion blogging

I have decided to not write anymore blog posts about fashion. You can still read the past fashion blog posts, but to narrow the focus of this blog I’ll be sticking to music as a topic. Whether it be reviews on music videos, talking about survival music shows, live stages, etc. Every now and then I will probably make a blog post about movies or tv shows.

And so from this point on fashion will no longer be blog posted about. 

Thank you and have a nice day!

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[Produce48] Contestants I like (ep 1)

What’s this?

I decided to just do a blog series about Produce48 contestants who have caught my eye and who I like since my documents are getting chaotic trying to keep track of the changes of which contestant I like from episode 1 and so on. This will be the first time I’m actually trying to get into a survival show, especially after what happened with Baby Kara and Sojin. (I still get a feeling of anxious when I’m about to mention her out of fear of getting her name wrong.)

For each of this series I’ll state which contestants caught my eye and give a top 12 in the episode I watched AND from what I’ve seen of them in previous episodes (minus episode 0). My opinions will be based SOLEY on what is aired on tv, so the clips on YouTube that was uploaded and isn’t in the show will not count.

Isn’t this going to be biased? Don’t you know some of these contestants?

The only contestant I’m familar with before watching this show is Lee Kaeun. And the bit of information I know about her is tiny. So, I’d imagine my bias will not be as skewed compared to those that are more familar of the contestants than I am.

I would like to say again, this is just my opinion. So, let’s get started!

SPOILER ALERT!! SPOILER ALERT!! 

SPOILER ALERT!! SPOILER ALERT!!

 

Who Caught My Eye

(in no particular order)

Choi Ye Na [Yue Hua Entertainment]. She ranked A in this episode. Her speaking Japanese and doing a soda imitation trick is what caught my attention.

Kim Shi Hyun [Yue Hua Ent] I’m sure there will be many who read this that are familar with her due to being in Produce 101. I’m curious about what she’ll bring to the table this time.

Kwon Eunbi [Woolim Ent] I think there must be some mistake here, maybe I got her mixed up with someone else but in my notes I put down: “Brought Korean learn book.” that was it nothing more or nothing else. She ranked A.

Lee Chaeyeon [WM] Her singing “Shower” by Beck G made me interested in her. That and her group performing the song was her idea. She ranked A.

Yamada Noe [NGT48] Her highly energetic personality really stands out and I’m sure I’m not the only who is interested in here due to that. She ranked C. 

Na Go Eun [Rainbow Bridge World] I was surprised by her vocal skills. I was also surprised that when I commented “steady voice” while watching, Soyou also said it. Yay! My first agreement with a trainer. She ranked A.

Park Hae Yoon [FNC Ent] Her performance for Little Mix’s “Power” was amazing and she rightfully got an A.

Kim Do Ah [FENT Entertainment] I didn’t get her company name and I honestly I had to look it up after this episode. The fact that she, herself, requested to freestyle dance interested me. Her looking like Kim Sohye was interesting too but it was more of an after thought. She got A. 

Hwang So Yeon [Wellmade Yedang] Like Kim Do Ah, I also didn’t get her company name when I watched the episode and had to search it up later. When she freestyled Sunmi’s “Gashina” it really caught my attention, that and the fact that she was a Sunmi lookalike.

Wang Ke [HOW Entertainment] When I first hear the few seconds of the song I was so happy. I thought it was going to be Oginome Yoko’s “Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)” but it turned out to be Celeb Five’s “Celeb Five” which is a comedic sort of cover of it. Quite funny and quick history lesson but Oginome Yoko’s “Dancing Hero (Eat You Up” is a cover of a British singer Angie Gold’s song called “Eat You Up” (from the albums Applause). Wang Ke’s overall facial expressions, performance and presence really caught my eye. She got B rank.

Takeuchi Miyu [AKB48] I couldn’t believe, that Takeuchi Miyu’s group did this song RIGHT AFTER Wang Ke’s. Except this was the song that I was hoping for the most, Oginome Yoko’s “Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)”….well kinda. She perfectly rearranged this song and her voice was amazing! It’s not every day you see an idol with rearrangement skills-ESPECIALLY a J-pop idol. She absolutely deserved A rank. 

Goto Moe [AKB48] Her performance was the saddest, just the fact that she lost her voice and could not sing due to allergies. The performance she gave was good though! But she had to get an F for not singing and that bothered me. I understood the judges reasoning for doing that.  But still…I wished so much for her to be able to rise up so fast.

Iwatate Saho [AKB48] She caught my eye just for being in the “Dancing Hero” group and her performance was good. The entire group consisting of Goto Moe, Iwatate Saho and Takeuchi Miyu was amazing that I kept replaying the performance. She got a B.

Lee Ka Eun [Pledis] I remember Lee Ka Eun from After School. Unfortunately ,she did join in 2012, well after After School’s debut, then ended up trapped in Pledis dungeon shortly after. She sat in that dungeon watching a group like WJSN getting debuted and having release after release. She deserved her A and I hope to see sides to Ka Eun that I wasn’t able to while she was in After School.

Top 12 for episode 1

There’s 14 contestants that caught my eye this time. So thanks to it being so close to the number of 12, it was a bit tricky to make a top 12-I somehow managed it. Is there some regrets and am I stuck between certain members being in certain spots? You bet! Rankings 1-3 and 12 were the easiest, the ones in between not so much.

PRoduce48 BLOG (ep1 top 12 rankings).png

Top 12 ranking was made with:  https://produce48.github.io/

Why these rankings?

1. Takeuchi Miyu, her rearrangement skills and her vocal skills is why she is at #1. 

2. Park Hae Yoon, she can be given some vocally challenging lines.

3. Lee Ka Eun, she has experience. It shows that she has experience too and I’d like to see her be in a group where she doesn’t just get dungeoned. Maybe have her be the dancer of the group?

4. Lee Chaeyeon, she can also be given some vocally challenging lines and perhaps give some input for concepts that’ll match the group well.

5. Na Go Eun, she can be given some vocally challenging lines.

6. Kim Do Ah, the way she just intiated something herself is a characteristic that I feel can be used in a group like this.

7. Kwon Eunbi, she can be a vocalist.

8. Iwatate Saho, she can be a vocalist.

9. Wang Ke, very memorable facial expressions. 

10. Yamada Noe, in an actual group I feel like she would be good in the role of being the variety star/skilled member. 

11. Choi Yena, As a girl that can speak Japanese I feel like she can bridge the gap between Koreans and Japanese members. Her soda trick is also shows a glimps of how good she’ll be on variety shows. Having her and Yamada Noe as the variety members will make it so the variety won’t fall solely just on one member and they can both represent the group as the Japanese and Korean variety role members.

12. Goto Moe, I went with the judges on this because she didn’t sing I had to put her here.

I know this Top 12 lacks a dancer, visual, rapper and a face of the group. I’m hoping in the next episodes I’ll have contestants that catch my eye that can do that.

 

This ends my Contestants I Like for episode 1. I have watched up to episode 5. But throughout this week I’ll be posting the rest of my Contestants I Like for episodes 2 – 4 until I’ve caught up.

Thank you for reading this personal project of mine!! I’ll see what I can do for the next ones to make it more colorful and have a bit more pictures. ^-^

Daichi Miura ふれあうだけで~Always with You~ (lyrics) [CP]

originally posted: September 26, 2015

http://jplyrics.com/j-pop-lyrics/always-with-you-pv-
full-mv.html<–transliterating (romanizing) lyrics from
here.

There may be some errors in here. Sorry. ^.^’ Please do not steal! I did not steal these, though I did notice at the time of posting someone already posted up romanized lyrics. I did not realize this until AFTER I was done taking time to romanize them. D:

kono te wo nobashite sono hoo ni furete
anata no kokoro wo kanjitai

tatta sore dake de
sekai ha kirameki dasuno motto

mamoritai anata wo
fureaeru kyori de ima
nuku mori wo wake aitai

mamoritai anata wo
afuredasuko no mede subete wo tsutsumuyou ni
sotto eien

sono mune ni te wo ate hitomi wo tojireba
anata no koe ga kikoeru no

fuan mo itami mo
keshi satte agetai zutto kitto

tsutaetai anata no
soba ni irareru koto ga
“konna ni mo ai oshii” to

tstaetai anata ni
kotoba yori fukaku tada
yorokobi wo okuritai
gyutto yori sotto

dakishimeru tabi ni omoi ha hitotsu ni naru
kono te de sono te de anata meaeru kiseki ga
sou itsumo demo kesshite owarame you ni

mamoritai anata wo
fure aeru kyori de ima
mekumori wo wake aitai

mamoritai anata wo
afuredasu kono me de subete wo tsutsumu you ni
sotto eien ni
sotto eien ni

[CP] New subject: Lyrics (Romajii Japanese music)

Originally posted: September 26, 2015

I will now start putting up English transliteration lyrics of Japanese songs!

English transliteration of Japanese is also known as: Romanized Japanese or Romajii.

Transliteration means writing words of one language to another. So there’s not just romanized Japanese out there but also Korean transliterated into Japanese such as this site:

http://kozu127.blog99.fc2.com/

An example from that site would be

りっすてぃっ すてぃっ せうご <—Japanese transliteration of Korean
립스틱 스틱 세우고                     <—-original Korean lyrics
リップスティック スティック 立てて <—–Japanese TRANSLATION.
—-Orange Caramel “Lipstick” (first line)

Dream Clothes: 3 [CP]

Originally posted: September 26, 2015

Another list of Clothes I would like to wear.

tralala 2 グレンCKドットジャンスカ

I like: Brown skirt with suspenders

tralala 2 千鳥AラインJSK

I like: Entire outfit

ageha [72064]ミディアム丈Wテーラジャケット L★D

I like: Entire outfit, mostly the pale colored jacket though.

tralala 2 ウール風プリーツコート

I like: the jacket

SFAI6_model

I like: These heels design but the height…it looks a bit high.

SFAE7_model

I like: The design of these heels

sobre [72001]キュートバルーンワンピース

I like: Just the black dress in this.

Dream Clothes 2: Dress I [CP]

originally posted: September 26, 2015

I’ve decided to do things in categories now. With each category having different parts to it. That way it’ll be more organized. To top that off, there’s also what number the post is in the series by the title of this series.

For example

Clothes I would like to Wear 2: Dress pt 1

Clothes I would like to wear <—Title of the series

2<—-Number it is in the series, from earliest to latest

Dress<—category

pt 1<—the number it is in the category.

The clothes I actually wear is very different from the clothes I would like to wear. And so here’s: Clothes I would like to Wear 2: Dress pt 1

As with before if there’s an entire outfit in the post it’s very likely that I like the entire outfit. However, unlike in the first part of the series which was not as organized as this one, I will also state which parts of the outfit I don’t like along with maybe some comments about parts of the picture I like or additional information.

【2013 A/W】肌魅せ☆彡ゆったりVネックとブラックレースが大人SEXYなゆるピタセットアップ風ワンピース [GR1309028]

http://www.dena-ec.com/bep/m/kitem1?id=194477468

I usually like heels like these. The ones that look like Mary Janes, just because I feel like my feet are secure and if I ever have the need to kick something or run really fast they won’t slip off.

【2013 A/W】肩魅せ抜け感で色気をプラス☆贅沢ボリューミーカットフレアーニット千鳥柄ワンピース [GR1308012]

http://www.dena-ec.com/bep/m/kitem1?id=193337866

I like the addition of the belt. There’s another picture at the link above that shows the mary jane heels paired up with this outfit.

(G3)【2013 A/W】クラシカルLadyを演出☆スモーキーカラー千鳥柄ニットドルマンワンピース [GR2027]

http://www.dena-ec.com/bep/m/kitem1?id=192843834

The belt looks plain from this angle but it isn’t! If I wore this I would wear a plain black sash or belt with it. Or I would turn the belt around so the plain back part of it would be in the front.

59th Street - Set: Lace-Top Chiffon Dress + Belt

http://www.yesstyle.com/en/info.html/pid.1023509645

Probably change the plain black belt to a colorful one.

http://www.yesstyle.com/en/info.html/pid.1025646997

I would love it if this dress was a different color. Like Champagne Pink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variations_of_pink#Champagne_pink

or Apricot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shades_of_orange#Apricot

Miss Hong - Peter-Pan Collar Knit Minidress

http://www.yesstyle.com/en/info.html/pid.1030177390

Just the dress. I really like this dress because it reminds me of the dress IU (solo Korean singer) wore in her song “You and I”. I loved the dress in that song. The only difference between that dress and this dress is the fact that this dress has lace for the pan collar and cuffs while “You and I” dress was just plain.

http://www.yesstyle.com/en/info.html/pid.1030241227

Envy Look - Scoop-Neck A-Line Knit Dress

http://www.yesstyle.com/en/info.html/pid.1030302292

Yes, I look at a lot of Asian clothing brands. Reason why is because they always have clothes in my size. I’ve mentioned in Clothes that I like to Wear: Casual? 1 {https://blackrosewhitelotus.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/clothes-i-would-like-to-wear-casual-1/} that I’m small and skinny. Not implying that everyone of Asian descent is small and skinny, (by everyone I mean everyone not just the celebrities people see on television, YouTube or online.) because that’s certainly not true. People of all ethnic backgrounds come in all sorts of shapes and sizes from top to bottom. (I really do mean TOP to bottom. As in from the faces, like eyes, nose, ears, etc. to legs and feet.) I believe that everyone should maintain a healthy body for themselves and not try to mold themselves to fit into the socially “accepted” form of beauty. Screw a good chunk of social rules, I feel they do nothing but limit ourselves and for certain people put them in a not so good mood.

XD I went from clothes I would like to wear to showing my strong views of society’s beauty and social rules. Not an entirely bad tangent, since I AM talking about fashion and fashion is related to beauty.