Sunday, July 16, 2017

TwoSome Place - Cebu

My sister is studying law at Southwestern University. Sometimes, we will go to Southwestern University. As I am also at school, I need a place to study. I prefer cafe as a place to study because the ambiance is just right and I loved watching people while studying. We were able to discover a cafe which is a few steps away from Southwestern University. It is adjacent with the university campus. The cafe is called TWOSOME PLACE. It is owned by Spouses Choi.
Reception Area
It is Ate (Mrs. Choi), a Filipina, who serves a cashier and waitress at the same time. Her Korean husband, Mr. Choi, prepares the orders. The price is affordable. There is also free wifi. The experience is worth it as you are going to be satisfied with the money you spent.
   
Seats near the Reception
Since the place is near at a university. This is a rendezvous for students after classes. It also serves as a place for study. Parents and guardians also hanged out here as they are waiting for class dismissal. One time it served as a place for meeting for an class association. 

More place to hang-out
It is very spacious. The design also maximizes the space. Like most Korean cafes, there is that place where people squat rather than sit. The lights also are not that glaring. It is also very clean and tidy. Designs are simple. frames and stickers make up for it. It compliments its calm ambiance, suitable for studying and waiting.  
The Princess is here seat
Another angle: The Princess is here seat
Australia
Squat


 I am not fond of this type of seat because I feel heavy each time I try to stand up. The place is cool (cold) enough. When it gets late, the place is just cold. I liked it but if you sit near the aircon, you'll get brain freeze.
Nevermind the incongruous haircolor
 I loved milk tea. That was my first order. They serve milk teas, shakes (recommended: cookies and cream), meals (chicken cordon bleu is delicious), ramen (spicy, potato, japagetti), and some confectioneries, coffees and more.
Deo Itao
Dramatic pose

More modelling

Best photo
I still continue to visit the place. It is one of the most satisfying cafes I visited. It has everything a good cafe can offer: wifi, aircon is working, good lighting, different types of seat, and food. If you happen to be near Southwestern University, it is best to visit the place. Service is nice as the spouses know how to accommodate customers. The vibe is calm and relaxing. I wish they serve more drinks because their menu is not the expansive. Anyway, they give a great experience.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Why Do? Why Can't?

Why do I feel I need to confess
When all I do is doubt if you reciprocate the same
If only I know what you feel, It'll put my mind to rest
Because if it remains unknown, It'll drive me insane

Why can't I stop myself
When all I want is to chat with you
You're in my mind, when I lie in bed
Thinking of ways to properly approach you

Why do I feel so envious
When I think you like someone
When we talk, I feel dubious
If you are doing that to respect me

Why can't I get over you
A question I ask myself when I'm drawn to you
Sometimes, I wish you reciprocate
Because this feelings seem so unrequited

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sea of Imagination

When I am bored
My mind sails on the sea of imagination
As the wave crushed on the boat
I felt the wind is heading me on different directions
There is nothing I will lose
Anchors aweigh, as I detached to this weird fixation
Sometimes, I am married
Have kids and a beautiful wife, engross in the family dimension
Others, I am a popstar
Dancing and singing in this cool foreign nation
Occassionally, I am an alta
Funny, talking, obsessed with their gaze and association
Other times, I am a businessman
Directing, reprimanding, making money from sweat and corporation
I know these are daydreams
Funny or not, I enjoy sailing in the sea of imagination

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Single Review: KARA - Summergic, Sunshine Miracle, Sunny Days

After Youngji's addition and the release of Mamma Mia, Japan's top Kpop girl group KARA returned with their latest Triple-A Side J-pop single. Eventually, the single became their first number-one hit in Oricon Daily Singles Chart since Electric Boy (2012) and sold over 50,000 copies on its first week, an improvement from their past singles (French Kiss and Mamma Mia) which managed to sell over 30,000 copies only.

サマー☆ジック (SUMMERGIC): 7/10

Though inferior from Kara's 2011 Summer Hit, Go Go Summer!, it is an upgrade from their 2013 Summer Single, Thank You Summer Love. The song sounds happy and fun. However, the EDM-break which reminisce Rihanna's We Found Love before the verses and the chorus is misplaced. It doesn't really blend in with the entire song. Likewise, the overuse of the hook "tturu ttu ttu ttu ttu ru ttu tturu ttu ttu ttu ttu ru ttu" made the song a little repetitive. The song's gem is its chorus which is easy to singalong and catchy and its smart title, a portmanteau of Summer and Magic. Overall, the song is a summer treat to those who want to enjoy the summer with catchy tunes.


SUNSHINE MIRACLE: 8/10

From dance-pop to garage rock, fans might be a little disappointed with this song. This is probably KARA's most refreshing song because the group has always been formulaic in choosing a single. However, their addition to the shout out "Sunshine Miracle" throughout the song made it sometimes annoying. It does not really add up as a hook. The song is also risque as it is new for the group to release a rock song.


SUNNY DAYS: 8/10

This is one of their best songs so far. It is an upbeat version of their song HANABI (2013), which is single-worthy. It has a very strong R&B and 90s teen-pop sound. However, the refrain is a little dragging and the production sounded distorted. Still, it is a solid track which shows the group's musical growth but still manage to retain their signature sound.


OVERALL: 7.67

A solid single that will help them widen their audience and gain fans. They should also release a video for Sunshine Miracle (roadtrip video) and Sunny Days. It would help them win hearts. Youngji's Japanese delivery is decent but in Summergic, it is quite sloppy. Hara had improved her singing ability especially on Sunny Days as she tried to belt out notes. They should have release a fewer edition to the single so as to really know if they have really win back the hearts of the Japanese public. But, there are quite a number of Youtube covers by Japanese. It might be really a hit.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Top 5 Girls' Generation Videos

Girls' Generation (known in South Korea as 소녀시대 and in Japan as 少女時代) is a South Korean nine-piece girl group formed by SM Entertainment. They are known for their songs like Gee, Oh!, Hoot, Tell Me Your Wish (Genie), The Boys and I Got a Boy. They are dubbed as South Korea's National Girl Group and found success both in Japan and South Korea.
This is my first Kpop post. First and foremost, I started listening to Kpop during my fourth year college. My first favorite Kpop group was EXO then slowly falling in love with I Got a Boy and Twinkle (TTS). Though at first, I find it hard to distinguish them from each other because they were nine members compared to Miss A which consist of only four. What I like about them most is their synchronization. I'm going to rank their music videos based on my favorite ones. It excludes Galaxy Supernova and Love & Girls.
5) Into the New World
Into the New World is their debut single and video. Their faces are so cute and the video is with an inspirational story. Seohyun was very young back then. Also, the video is not the typical studio backdrop costume type which is prominent in almost all their videos.

Best Look: Taeyeon

4) The Boys

The Boys is their debut English single. I find the song midtempo and Tiffany (American-born) was given less lines. The video starts with Yoona, followed by the girls introduction. The choreography is tight which is really good for me.

Best Look: Yoona

3) Mr. Taxi (Japanese Version)
Mr. Taxi is their third Japanese single which is their first Japanese song not from a remake of their Korean songs. Though the costume is not good but the choreography is the most dance-able ever.

Best Look: Tiffany

2) I Got a Boy
I Got a Boy is their first video that I've watched. I love the clothes and the styling is great. Their hair colors are very nice too especially Sunny's and Tiffany's. The choreography is the best plus the uptempo dubstep electro part.

Best Look: Sunny

1) Genie (Japanese Version)
Honestly, I like the Japanese version of the song more and this video focuses more on the excellent choreography plus the appearance of Chanyeol. The execution of the steps was graceful and flawless, which makes you shiver because of its nearly perfect synchronization.

Best Look: Yoona