Jive Monkey Playlist: 3/24/17

CN Blue and Beast, sorry Highlight, are finally back.  They’ve been busy with their own individual project but it’s nice to see them performing together as a group again.  The weather may be chilly but seeing them again makes it feel like it’s Spring.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 3/20/17

I am sloooowly, but surely trying to catch up with all my shows.  I spent this past weekend bingewatching all the episodes of Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, which has been on my to-do list since… it started airing.  I loved that the plot of the show featured a strong, female character and Park Bo Young’s cute, pluckiness is undeniably charming.

Kim Chung Ha – 두근두근 (Pitter Patter)

김청하 – 두근두근

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 3/17/17

Sometimes an artist will come along and they’ll just hit with a song that reaches your core.  It’s love at first sight, or rather first listen.  Months go by and you hope that with each new release you get that feeling you had at the beginning.  Let’s face it.  The relationship is not always going to be like that but you’re loyal and consistent.  And then, another track comes along that excites you again.  Today’s playlist, there are two artists who reignited that flame with their latest tracks.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 3/13/17

Some of the weekend variety shows were preempted this weekend due to the breaking news of the South Korean’s president leaving the Blue House.  Other shows were preempted due to the finale for other shows taking up the whole Sunday night variety show spot.  Regardless, I have to admit that I’m a little glad since I didn’t realize how hard it would be to catch up on all these shows.  I’m literally going show by show so there are still shows I haven’t caught up on and others which I am up to date on, including New Journey to the West 3.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 3/10/17

Taeyeon is one of my favorite members of Girls Generation.  She’s adorably cute and a great singer.  As the Girls Generation are slowly figuring out what their next steps are after the group, I have to admit that I was slightly worried that Taeyeon’s talent would be backed into the medium tempo pop and ballad corner.  Don’t get me wrong because I loved Taeyeon’s single, “11:11”.  But I feel like delivered with her first studio album because I love that she’s experimenting with all different sub-genres of pop.

The album does feel like it have a lot of personal songs which is all lovely in its own way but I have to admit that I was drawn to the daring tracks.  The two tracks that I’ve selected today for the playlist really depict Taeyeon as a strong, confident woman, which is exactly how imagine she is in real life.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 3/6/17

I am back!  Sort of.  I’ve never really been good at dealing with jetlag so on top of trying to catch up on shows, I’ve been trying to catch up on sleep.  New Zealand is certainly the land of vibrant colors, sheep and rainbows.  I wished I could have uploaded more pictures as I was traveling but outside of Auckland and Queenstown, I found their cell and wifi service to be really spotty.  Perhaps when I catch up to my shows, I’ll spend some time uploading more images.  However, the one show that I did keep up with while I was away was My Ugly Duckling, which was my favorite variety show pick of last year.

Sung Shi Kyung joined Shin Dong Yup and Seo Jang Hoon this week as the guest MC.  While the moms were delighted to see him, Kim Gun Mo’s mom couldn’t help but warn him that they are very good at getting guests to tell them their secrets.  Lol.

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