Category Archives: Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thurdsay: 5Zic – Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day by M.I.B. 5Zic isn’t that old but it deserves a lot more love then it deservers. I am an MIB fangirl but I have the hots for 5Zic. Someone with a voice like that and a body that good can come over any time of day ^^.

Now tell me, what is your favorite M.I.B. song and if you don’t like them, what is your favorite rap song?

Love, Wietske

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Throwback Thursday: Itaewon Freedom & I am having an affair.

Never can I mention Itaewon without thinking about this song. Cheezy 80 tunes and hilarious dance moves. I didn’t know what I saw when I stepped into the club with my clubbing buddies I met during my international summer semester at HUFS. Nobody could explain it to me, and everyone was singing along.

After a while I finally got it. It was actually a running man (?) challenge and there were more crazy songs out there. One of them is still an absolute favorite when I go to the noraebang.

GG is an absolute winner and how could they not with Park Boms great voice and crazy dance moves everyone still knows.

Tell me, which one of these is your favorite? Itaewon Freedom or I am having an affair.

Love, Wietske

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Throwback Thursday: Mad Soul Child – Dear

If you are familiar with the movie 아저씨 (the man from nowhere) you will know this song.

Mad Soul Child – Dear

The man from nowhere is one of my favorite movies, the suspense, the actors the overall feeling and this song just adds to it. After I’ve hit publish I will watch the movie again and you should too if you haven’t watched it!

Love, Wietske

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Throwback Thursday: Super Junior – Twins (Knock Out)

Even though I am not an ELF and I don’t know the members names by heart, super junior always has a special place in my heart. In particular this song has been one of the first songs that introduced me to the wonderful world of K-pop. The style is so far away from my current music genre that I like most and even back then I listened to a totally different genre.

However I was intrigued, I was never really into the whole boy band movement, I hardly know any back street boys or N*sync songs. However this band, there were so many member, and all the clothes matched and they danced in perfectly synchronized and then, is that a boy or a girl?!?

I was amazed, curious, clicked on other videos showing in the suggested video bar in youtube. I put up with the bad quality but I found the most amazing artists, not a lot yet. K-pop on youtube was hardly existing, heck youtube was still a little baby, a place for people to post their funny vidoes not HD music videos.  But it was a start that led into all of this, my entire life changed because of this one song. If I wasn’t that intrigued back then I wouldn’t be here right now.

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Throwback Thursday – A-Sound Uyanga

You might know me as a Korea blog, it might seem that that is all I can talk about. It might seem that way, but you are wrong. The first country I ever traveled too was Mongolia. Kind of by accident, but it was the best mistake I ever made.

Back in 2008 I spent a good 4 weeks in Mongolia. I was only 17, I’ve never been outside Europe, I had never taken an airplane, I had never traveled along, but not once was I scared. I enjoyed my time in a lovely host family. I had crazy adventures together with my Mongolian, Italian and Irish friends. It was a holiday of firsts.

I stayed with nomads, sat in a car for days and still only saw about 1% of the country. I learned important survival skills such as how to ride a horse on the Mongolian steppe. How to shoot with bow and arrow, but most importantly how to use the bathroom when there is no bathroom, no trees, and no grass.

I showered in little rivers, I swam in a ginormous lake while the sun was setting, I picked wild strawberries, I had a watermelon throwing contest.

I ate parts of a sheep I didn’t even know you could eat. I saw the bad sides, the good sides. The poor and the rich.

A-Sound – Forever

That I discovered the band A-sound was also kind of an accident. I wanted to keeps the memories alive and for me one of the best ways is though music. I didn’t know any good Mongolian bands however so my friend pointed out this CD and that’s what I bought. I love their voices, either in English or Mongolian it doesn’t matter. I don’t listen to the CD often though, it makes me sad, and it makes me miss Mongolia.

I would love to go back someday, meet my friends and one of my friends lovely babygirl. I want to see the places again, smell that distinctive scent that lingers around on the mountain tops. Someday, someday I will go back!

Love, Wietske

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Se7en – LaLaLa

For this Throwback Thursday I want to bring an ode to Se7en. He was one of the first Korean singers I was crazy in love with.  I waited patiently for four years for him to make a comeback and what a comeback it was! It made me love him even more, and now, 2 years later he is gone again.

When I heard the news my heart literally dropped and I still haven’t completely recovered from the news. But if I can wait 4 year for him to make a comeback I can sure wait 2 years while he serves his country.

I had a hard time picking my favorite ‘old’ se7en song. But after listening to all of his songs again on his official youtube channel it was a close call between I know and lalala but in the end I choose for lalala. It’s from his 4th Album se7olution and I’ve listened to that album on repeat back in the day. It was the time when youtube just started and YGentertainment didn’t have an official youtube channel yet and information about him in English was very limited. I still loved him, his music, and his crazy bandanas. I will always love him -but thank god the bandanas are gone-.

What is your favorite Se7en song?

Love, Wietske

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2 Unlimited – No limit

Yesterday I was talking and laughing with a good friend as good friends do. I talked to her about this project and her favorite song from when she was younger and she mentioned 2 Unlimited – No Limit. 

Listening to this song from 1992 brings back fond memories of summer days and me – I was about 5 – proudly singing this song and thinking to myself how awesome my English was. Yep, my English was awesome because I knew the word “no”, could repeat it several dozen of time and switch the word out for the word “yes” if i felt like it. Because really who else remembers the lyrics besides the “no, no, no, no, no, no, no” part.

For those curious of what they actually sing, lyrics under the cut

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Seungri – Strong Baby

I think it was last Thursday when I went through the popular song section in a noraebang and decided it would be a good idea to sing Seungri’s Strong Baby.

As soon as the song started I got a laughing fit because it reminded me of the time when the song was released and I saw the MV for the first time. I just cringed – put my hands over my eyes – turned away – turned back – peeked through my fingers and cringed again.

He was still a boy, but the pretended to be a sexy man that could get every single women. Even in his lyrics he showed this. But he was not. He was still the cute little panda.

I honestly think he only just recently turned into the man he wanted to be. When I heard the songs from his album VVIP I knew he had grown up. He sounded like one, his MVs were more mature and the lyrics were better, but still here is an ode to Seungri, the young and slightly reckless version of him.

A translation of the song, for those who don’t speak Korean beneath the cut.

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