Category Archives: Opinion

Top 5: Reasons to be a Seomate (A Belated Birthday Post)

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So sue me, Seomates. I missed the chance to post something on Seohyun’s birthday. I was busy making sure things were running smoothly atย Seolely Juhyun and spamming twitter,ย helping to get Seohyun’s hashtags to trend, amongst other important activities.ย This post came to mind a few weeks before when I realized I hadn’t posted a Top 5 in awhile, or even posted altogether. So we all know why we’re fans of thisย multi-talented woman. But what about those that are on the fence? Seohyun been wrecking your bias list lately? Here’s why I think you should convert to Seomate-ism as soon as possible.

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Top 5: Seohyun’s Best Cover Songs

Here’s another Top 5! For this one, I decided to count down my favorite covers sung by Seohyun. Since many of the covers sung by SNSD members are English songs, this list ended up being entirely in my native language. Not like it matters to this Korean girl, her accent is near perfect! Read on to see if you agree with my faves ๐Ÿ™‚

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Love and Girls PV: A SONE Energy Pill

SONEs, we’ve really been blessed lately with all the new goodies. First up was the Beep Beep PV (which we still haven’t gotten a full version of) and now Shojou Jidai is ringing the summer season in with “Love&Girls”. After giving it more than a few days to let it sink in, the verdict on the song/PV would have to be overwhelmingly…. happy. If you enjoy pictures of paper cuts and mummies, I would probably steer clear of this explosion of color and joy.

The premise of the video is simple. Simple is good in this case. The girls emerge from a crowd of hundreds of Japanese girls (some of which were actual SONEs) and begin marching down while performing their easy and eye-catching choreography. The outfits were reminiscent of IGAB, but with a touch of cuteness thrown in the mix. Very bright.

I think I can do that!!

This adorable flash mob led by SNSD eventually becomes a girls dance party, complete with flamboyant costumes and dance battles. The members of SNSD looked like they were having a blast and look happier than I have seen them in a long time. It was great to see them enjoying themselves.

Why wasn’t I invited?!

The PV is non-stop color and cheer. Judging by the video itself, I really have no qualms or complaints. It’s a lively concept and promotes the beauty of sisterhood.ย I wouldn’t go as far to say that this likely male-produced concept is promoting feminism or anything, but it’s a really fun video that female fans can enjoy and die of envy of the fact that they were not on the guest list of (as I certainly am not :3)

Now, wait, I’m not finished yet.

AS FOR THE SONG…… (dun dun dun)

It grew on me. A little. At first I was immediately turned off by the regression to cutesiness and the whistle. GOD THAT WHISTLE. But this song is undoubtedly catchy, and the whistle found a way to earworm itself into my brain and I can’t help but immediately begin to do the shampoo move as I hear it. It’s almost like a Pavlovian response. After the first few listens, I went as far as to say I’d rather have no new material rather than material that is sub-par. (mean, I know) But I now think it’s not all that bad of a song and lots of fans enjoy it, so hey why not? Just because it’s not my cup of tea, doesn’t make it a terrible song. I don’t think this was meant to be a heavily promoted single or anything. So I’m just going to sit back and enjoy the happiness for once. But I’m looking forward to more Paparazzi and Flower Power-esque music from my favoriteย “Japanese” girl groupย ๐Ÿ˜‰

ok. ONE. LAST. THING. Because I am a Seomate.

WAS THIS NOT THE MOST ADORABLE HAIRSTYLE YOU’VE EVER SEEN IN YOUR LIVES?!?!?! LIKE OH MY GOODNESS THOSE CUTE LITTLE BRAIDED BUNS WITH THE YELLOW RIBBONS AND HER LITTLE OVERALLS AND YOU CUTE LITTLE DKFJALFJD LET ME HUG YOU OMG

*ahem* well.

So let me know what you guys thought of the song/video! I’m curious!

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[OPINION] Jukku’s Takeover: A Brand-new Seohyun?

For fans of SNSD and K-pop, when the name Seohyun is mentioned, there are a few images that come to mind. We immediately think of a shy and demure young girl who is meticulous in every area of her life. The girl who has never had a boyfriend. The girl who scolds her unnies for not leading a proper life. What about a fun-loving young woman who looks like she’s having the time of her life on stage? No? Well, let me introduce you to a girl named Jukku.

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Spazzing with Seomates: Speak Now

Hey Seomates! This a short experimental segment I’m calling “Spazzing with Seomates”, where my Seomate friend Melody and I will gush, rant and rave our hearts out about something Seobaby-related. And what better time to spazz than over the FLAWLESSNESS that was the “Speak Now” performance? If you have trouble stomaching fangirls, I’d suggest not to read past this point ๐Ÿ™‚

Top 5: Seohyun’s Most Awkward Moments

On this edition of Top 5, I will be counting down Seohyun’s most awkward televised moments. While we know Seobaby can be very playful and talkative behind the scenes, she has been known to get just a bit shyย when put on the spot.ย As fans I thinkย we can admit –variety is just not her forte. However, this trait is something that most fans, myself included, find extra endearing about her personality. Now… on to the akwardness! Get ready to cringe and spazz simultaneously!

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My Seomate Story: Melody

This is the fifth installment of My Seomate Story, a featured article that introduces you to Seomates from around the world and gives them a chance to tell the story of how they came to love SNSD & Seohyun . This month, we meet Melody, aย 17 year oldย Canadian Seomate who took some time to develop herย appreciatonย for Seohyun, but after being captivated by her on We Got Married, is now more in love than ever. Read on for her story!

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Top 5: Seohyun’s Wisest TV Moments

It’s time for another edition of “Top 5”! While I have been a little shallow so far for onlyย having countedย down my favorite airport fashion and music video looks, this one will dig a bit deeper. I’m counting down those special televised moments when Seohyun says something so profound that she leaves the viewers, and everyone at the studio, in awe.

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My Seomate Story: Gee

This is theย fourth installment of My Seomate Story, a featured article that introduces you to Seomates from around the world and gives them a chance to tell the story of how they came to love SNSD & Seohyun . This month, we meet Gee, aย 22 year oldย Filipina SONE who considers herself Seohyun’s polar opposite. Let’s find out how she was drawn to our maknae’s unique charms!

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[Review] Girlsโ€™ Generation-TTS – โ€œTwinkleโ€ Mini Album

Guest Contributor: RageX with contributing insights from Deevoid

This review is solely my opinion, I am not a professional music critic, and it was written based on my preferences as a music listener only.ย  I tried my best to detach myself as a SONE when evaluating the musical value of this album, but I am nonetheless still biased.

When rumors first surfaced about SM Entertainment planning a subunit for Girlsโ€™ Generation, my reaction, along with many fellow SONEs, was a combination of surprise, curiosity and a lot of skepticism.ย  As a firm believer of the โ€œPower of Nineโ€, as cliche as that sounds, their group dynamics and chemistry is irreplaceable to many loyal of fans.ย  When it became apparent that SM is taking this subunit far more seriously than the previous pseudo-subunit JeTiHyun with โ€œOppa Nappaโ€, I kind of panicked.ย  Many questions started to pop up in my head โ€œWhat if this venture is unsuccessful?โ€ โ€œWhat if it becomes too successful that SM starts to get weird ideas?โ€ โ€œWhat if this is the start of some significant change for the group?โ€โ€ฆ I had to consciously stop my negative thoughts, and admittedly, it took some convincing both by myself and others to give this release an open-minded assessment.

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