I didn’t really follow the news surrounding the Haiyan typhoon until I overhead at a party that the typhoon was heading towards my island but luckily averted and changed course. If it had hit the island then the whole population would have died because there is nowhere to hide and nowhere to go since the closet place around would be a 6 hour boat ride to the mainland but only if conditions allowed the trek. The last resort option would be to pay for a chartered helicopter but even that is not an easy task since you need special permission but luckily my parents were able to hitch a ride one time when they were stuck on the island due to typhoon season. Last I heard, the death toll was around 1,600 Filipinos but now I hear the estimate could be over 10,000 because like 5,000 was from one island alone. Catastrophe after catastrophe and this is all because of what mankind has done to the world. The end of civilization would either be brought on by either mankind or the impact that mankind has done to nature.
The Korean Usher is finally back with his newly released single, Ringa Linga. It’s a much different style than from his first album which is reflected by his attire. This flashy wild trend of fashion is fairly common with members of YG, which for my taste is great for music videos but for everyday style is just over the top and tacky. I like the clean cut and well dressed Taeyang from the Wedding Dress days better than present rope dread and ghetto street kid Taeyang. I think that’s the peculiar thing about Kpop style, when they debut they are either dressed cute or well dressed in suit and tie but for their next album, they tend to go more urban or wild color patterns which seems fairly childish to me. I would expect as you grow then you should be more mature in your style and music because nothing is more creepy than old people trying to dress like teens.
In other news, being the shopaholic that I am for snow swag, I spotted a sale on thermal linings so I snagged up a few for my mom, sister and myself. I was going to buy a pair for my sister in law until I remembered I know nothing about her. I did not know her size or build so I decided to forgo a pair for her although it would of been a good article of clothing for her since this will be the first time she will experience a cold winter.
The first ever YouTube Music Award was hosted by YouTube, which the winners were determined by the fans by the power of likes and sharing on YouTube. The video of the year award went to Korea’s national favorite, Girl’s Generation, thus upsetting the American horde of Beliebers, Directioners, and Monsters. It’s a bit sad at how ignorant Americans are to different cultures by calling others a nobody just because they don’t know who they are. Even other nations know who American artists are and not only just the most popular ones either and yet Americans have no clue who is big outside of their nation. But putting everything aside, Bieber has about 40 million followers on Twitter which is almost the entire population of South Korea of 50 million people so you can see how much KPop is relevant to the rest of the world outside of Korea. Are KPop fans as crazy as Bieliber fans? Absolutely and in some cases even worse such as for EXO, but their fans are dedicated to their idols as shown by their landslide victory over America’s big 3. Even if they had combined the big 3’s votes, their total still would not have beaten Girl’s Generation so kudos to Psy and Girl’s Generation for representing the outside world. As for the award show, it was a disappointment and not well planned out so maybe they can learn from their mistake and make a better show next year.
Say it ain’t so! My lovely cutie Kim Bum is actually dating co-star Moon Geun Young! Both of their agencies has confirmed that the two are officially dating since working together on their TV drama. It makes me so sad because he’s such a cutie and she’s so not. There are speculations that it could be a publicity stunt for their drama since he is younger than her by 2 years and you know how netizens are crazy about age differences. Then of course there’s the noway she’s way too ugly for him so I guess her personality makes up for it plus corrective surgery. It’s sad to see my favorite Korean eye candy cub be taken away by another cougar but it’s all good as long as he keeps showing off those adorable dimples.