Happy 6th! And Goodbye, For Now…

It’s been 6 years since I began this journey on Musings of a Chunkeemonkeeato.  I’ve had some incredible experiences over those years, including making an internet community of new friends, going to KCON in LA and NY, sharing aspects of my culture and gushing about the world of entertainment, specifically Korean television, movies and music.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 7/14/17

There’s a very important announcement that I’ll be making tomorrow.  Please be sure to stay tuned.  However, as I was preparing for that, it just made me reminisce about the blog in general.  The oddball thing is when I reminisce about myself sometimes it’s accompanied by a soundtrack playing in my head.  There’s really no theme this week other than having today’s playlist being a Summer Flashback Friday.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 7/10/17

Sometimes it seems like if you’ve seen one corruption drama, you’ve seen them all but I can’t help but be left on the edge of my seat whenever I watch Forest of Secrets.  If you haven’t been watching this drama, I strongly encourage it as it feels timely but I also feel like the show allows the viewers to come to their own conclusions about the characters guilt or innocence.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 7/7/17

Fridays can be especially hard in the summers.  Here’s hoping that these retro will make you forget that you’re stuck indoors.  If you’re outdoors, here’s hope that these tracks have you grooving to all the pleasures of summer!

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Just Bananas About: Week of 7/3/17

Music is such a powerful medium.  And so, when I saw that Yoo Hee Yeol was doing another music program on JTBC, it made me wonder if this was meant to be the program that followed Sugar Man which ended last year.  Despite not having Yoo Jae Suk beside him, the fact that Yoon Do Hyun and Lee Sora would be joining intrigued me in and of itself.  Begin Again takes its name from the music film starring Kiera Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine but takes these established musicians to the streets in foreign countries where they’ll have to sing in front of audiences that may not be familiar with who they are.

It didn’t seem out of character to me that Yoo Hee Yeol and Yoon Do Hyun would agree to do the program but it was highly surprising that Lee Sora agreed to do it.  After all, she’s been pretty much of a recluse for the last 6 years and hasn’t released anything new since then.

Having said that, the three musicians, with their differing styles, got together to practice and go on this adventure.  Noh Hong Chul will act as their road manager and I’d imagine that he will also provide amusing commentary.  The first destination for the group is Dublin, Ireland.  Immediately, the group can’t help but think of Once as Glen Hansard’s character in the film was that of a struggling musician, busking in the streets.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 6/30/17

We’re about to start a long weekend here in the States and my brain doesn’t feel like working.  *shrug.  Is there a more perfect song to accompany my vacation brain than BLACKPINK’s new single?  Here’s hoping that you all get some needed R&R and party like there’s no tomorrow before we have to get back to the grind next week.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 6/26/17

What a fun and exhausting weekend!  Every year, it always feels like I have a KCON hangover as it takes me a few days to recover from all the excitement, activities and just engaging in the fangirl/fanboy camaraderie going on.  Here’s a rundown of general KCON hoopla that went down this weekend.

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