Intense Love: Drama Review

Intense Love is a 2020 Chinese drama that stars Zhang Yuxi and Ding Yuxi as leads. img_5139_originalSynopsis: Actress Su Jin Bei and the genius doctor, Zhou Shi Yun, were betrothed to each other from a young age. Now, as adults, they both refuse the idea of an arranged marriage. Yet fate has other plans for them as they meet coincidentally and begin to fall in love.

(warning – spoilers ahead)

Review:

Intense Love is a sweet romance story. I genuinely enjoyed every minute of it, including the cheesy aspects. I really appreciate what Chinese dramas have been doing recently with their modern romance stories. They show more natural skinship and conversations, so the couples seem very real, unlike Korean shows. No shade, it’s just an observation. The main couple in Intense Love had fantastic chemistry right off the bat, and I personally think this is one of Zhang Yuxi’s best pairing. img_2105Su Jin Bei and Zhou Shi Yun were adorable and quite mature together because they never dragged out their misunderstandings. I also love that there wasn’t much emphasis on love triangles. Both leads were sure of what they wanted and stayed focused until the end. While watching, I couldn’t get over how beautiful Jin Bei and Shi Yun were together. Honestly, both actors are remarkably good looking. The only part of their story that threw me off was Jin Bei’s supposed pregnancy in the last episode. I don’t remember when they showed or implied that this couple had sex, so the pregnancy troupe was totally out of place for me. Was I the only one confused, or did I miss something? Let me know in the comment section.

The side couples were also great together. Although I didn’t care much for Zhou Su Ying and Xu Jia Wei’s relationship because of how both characters started out. img_2102We all have to admit that Su Ying was pretty disrespectful at first with all her schemes to break up her brother and Jin Bei. Of course, she got better, but by then, I was no longer invested in her story. Nevertheless, I was still happy that she matured and got a happy ending. Now in Jia Wei’s case, I didn’t appreciate how he kept telling Shi Yun that he was the better partner for Jin Bei because of their similar careers. I also did not understand why he went ahead to prepare the big confession event while unsure of Jin Bei’s feelings. At least have a small talk with her before going all out. He was definitely a pleasant supporting character, but his earlier actions did not rub off well on me.

Moving on to Xiao Yuan Song and Wu Di –img_2103As much I love these two together, their arc and story development did not have me intrigued in them 100%. All the same, they were fun together and balanced out each other’s personalities flawlessly. I love that this drama showcased very assertive ladies with both Wu Di and Su Jin Bei. Both women were willing to take the first steps for certain things in their relationships.

Character Analysis:

I only want to touch on three roles, starting off with Gao Zi Tongimg_2128

  • Her anger and bitterness were utterly misplaced. I just couldn’t comprehend her hatred for Xu Jin Bei because she was well aware that Jin Bei only considered Jia Wei as a colleague. While watching, I gave her a lot of chances to improve, but she always disappointed. Now once she went further to attack Jin Bei’s and Shi Yun’s relationship, I was done and dusted with this character. I’m relieved she changed and moved on at the end, but I wouldn’t want to cross paths with such a person in real life.

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  • He started out quite cold and couldn’t care less about BeiBei, or at least that is what he wanted everyone to believe. As the story progresses, he becomes more accepting of Jin Bei. I enjoyed how he played along with BeiBei’s dramatic antics even though he knew she was faking most of the time. This shows Shi Yun’s supportive and understanding personality. While watching, the only flaw I could pick on was that Shi Yun seemed too perfect. Though, before the show wrapped, we saw that he could also do some wrongs when he doubted Jin Bei’s ability to get a role through her own hard work. In the end, he apologized, and we got our happy ending.

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  • She is very innocent, kind, understanding and quite naive to negative people around her. However, that does not make her weak because she isn’t easily bullied. I absolutely enjoyed her dramatic personality. Whenever she had those weird inner monologues or all the numerous times she tried to seduce Shi Yun, I stayed laughing. How can someone be that cute?😂 Especially when she started calling Shi Yun – Zhou baby(honey)😂😂😂. Another thing I loved about this character is that she acknowledged her flaws and did her best to work on them.

To round up, here is a compilation of my favourite moments from this drama –

Also, my favourite ost from this show is “When Love Comes” by Li Ruo Xi

With all that said, my rating for Intense Love is 9/10. It was a beautiful story from start to finish, but I still think they could have done a better job with the side couples. To get a better understanding of how I rate each movie or drama, click 👉🏼Drama|Movie Rating Guide. All English subbed episodes of this series are available with this link 👉🏼 Intense Love on YouTube.

If you have seen this drama, feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

 

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: A Yang Mi and G.E.M Exclusive

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

Yang Mi takes the cover of T Magazine China – July 2020 Issue. I love the play on shadows and lens effects for this shoot. Plus Yang Mi looks beautiful in every photo –img_1490img_1491img_1492

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My next feature for this post is the singer-songwriter, G.E.M, for KNIGHT Magazine. The concept of this shoot is stunning. I absolutely love the gold crownlike eyewear she has on for the cover photo – img_1448

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My Pictorial|Poster Faves: A Leo Luo and Ayunga Exclusive

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

Leo Luo takes the cover of Rayli Magazine’s August 2020 Issue, and I love the luminous/neon lights concept for this shoot. As always, Leo Luo served looks in all outfits because he just too handsome 💓 – 

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Moving on to my next feature on this post – Ayunga. He partnered with COSMOPOLITAN China for a promotional shoot geared toward his new album titled ‘THE ART’. I absolutely adore the mysterious/romanticized aura of these photos, and it actually makes me want to check out his album –  img_1505img_1504

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LAY – LIT Part 2: Album Review

There is no way I could miss reviewing LAY‘s album again. Although I couldn’t react to part one of LIT, I did listen to it, and it’s a solid 10/10 for me. Both parts of LIT have six songs that combine to form a full-length album with twelve tracks in total. I know all the titles for this record are in Chinese, so here are the track titles for part one: “Lit” – “Jade” – “Eagle” – “H20” – “Fly” and – “Soul”

Now let’s check out what this second part has to offer.

(Please note – this is a real-time review, meaning I am typing down my exacts thoughts while listening to each song.)

Album Review:

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Here is the album on Spotify –

  1. Changsha – Okay, I love how this started. I think the first instrument is a traditional flute, but don’t take my word on that. I truly appreciate this album for the fusion of traditional and modern elements. As expected, the beat came in hard, and LAY sounds fantastic. I am already dancing, which means “Changsha” is a vibe. In some verses, LAY seems to be rapping or is someone else featured on this track? I am intrigued by his vocal technique. He’s not really singing or fully rapping, but whatever artistic choice he made lead to this BOP. I absolutely love this song. The continuous flute melody for the instrumental is catchy, and it will be stuck in my head for a while. I think the overall production is solid, and this is a perfect way to start out this second part of the album.
  2. Mama – The beat on his songs are so epic. You all need to get a speaker or headphones to fully appreciate the bass. I love the lyrics for “Mama”. He’s basically talking about the support and care from his mother, right? I love the line when LAY says – “If I fall, at least I tried.” This is honestly the key to life. You just have to try. If you fail, stand up, dust yourself and move on to the next agenda. Do not stay down because that’s when you’ve failed. I love this song, it’s upbeat but on a different vibe from the previous one. I personally feel it was too short, but that’s not a big deal when I have a loop button.
  3. Boom – This I have already heard, and I honestly was not the biggest fan, but let’s see how my second listen goes. I love the beat, and this line – “to the right, to the left…” is really catchy. I think “Boom” is a casual dance song just like LAY intended it to be. The chorus actually makes you want to move. I certainly enjoyed it more this second time, and it’s a definite grower. I might not go back to play this particular song a lot, but on this album, it is a substantial entree.
  4. Call My Name – Alright, we have arrived on the slow train of this record. Excellent start with the guitar instrumental. It made me feel relaxed and ready to soak in LAY’s vocals. Plus, he sounds so soft and soothing on this track. I noticed that they doubled his vocals in certain parts, it almost seems like an echo, and it gave me chills. The production is incredible. The chorus didn’t go where I was expecting, but it is perfect. I thought it was going to be slow all through, but he gave us a groovy vibe with the introduction of a smooth bassy beat. “Call My Name” is an ultimate BOP and a half🔥. LAY’s voice on this track is pure eargasm. The effortless vocal runs in the background… WOW!!! I AM IN LOVE.
  5. Late Night – The intro gives off such a serene and trancelike vibe. I am enjoying these last few songs a lot. Their calm but swift energy is giving life. The fact that I get to hear more of LAY’s singing is also adding to my joy. I need to know who creates his beats. If he does it all by himself, then he’s a genius because the way they hit is LIT… yes🧐, pun intended. I couldn’t resist, sorry😂🤣😂. I love how the tempo goes up a note during the chorus and then comes back to the chill mood for the verses. The falsetto notes in the background are soothing. “Late Night” is another great song on this album and also one of my favourites.
  6. Wish – The last song already? This was too fast. Still following the slow tempo with beautiful vocals. I enjoy how the slower songs start out with a guitar, which is an excellent differentiation from the regular piano intros. Okay, hold up, I just looked at my phone, and this song is only 2 minutes and 43 seconds long. That is way to short LAY. You can’t be making short length bops like this. This is unacceptable because I need more time. “Wish” is definitely the softest song on the album because there aren’t any heavy beats on it. We just have LAY’s voice and the guitar doing their best all through, and I LOVE IT. This is a perfect way to end the album.

Final Thoughts: 

I am genuinely impressed by all six songs. LAY did an excellent job with this record. I once again want to point out how much I appreciate the fusion of traditional and modern musical elements. Although I did notice that blend was more prominent in the first part of the album in comparison to this one. All the same, every song on the LIT album is playlist worthy to me. Therefore my rating for LIT: Part 2 is a bulletproof 10/10.

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: Park Shin Hye and Vanda Margraf Exclusive

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

MOJO.S.PHINE’s new ad campaign features Park Shin Hye in their #20AUTOMNE collection titled ‘Signet a fleurs’. As always, she looks stunning in every outfit.💕img_0571img_0572img_0577img_0573img_0575img_0576img_0574

 

My next feature, Vanda Margraf, recently posed for the cover of InStyle China. This is my first time seeing this actress, and she is gorgeous. I did my research, and she has only acted in two movies – ‘Ip Man 4’ and ‘Cry of the Birds’img_0638img_0636img_0637img_0634img_0642img_0639img_0641img_0635img_0640

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: Darren Chen and Leon Zhang Exclusive

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

Recently Darren Chen posted some pictures on his Weibo, and he looks good💋. img_0823img_0825img_0826img_0828img_0827img_0824

He also posed for Our Street Style’s themed shoot titled ‘He Came from the Portrait’ –img_0996-1

Darren Chen has two upcoming dramas slotted for this year – ‘Yu Zhao Ling’ and ‘My Unicorn Girl’. Both shows have not announced a release date, but ‘My Unicorn Girl’ has started promotions with a teaser and official posters.

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Synopsis for ‘My Unicorn Girl’: Sang Tian is an aspiring figure skater. On the day she turns 18, she vows to her family that she will be accepted to the same university that her mother once attended. To get in, she must pass a test, which she – an exceptionally competent skater and student – expects to ace. However, things do not go according to plan, and she fails the exam. Undaunted, Sang Tian decides not to give up. In desperation, she dresses as a male ice hockey player and joins in a trial match for the college team. She unexpectedly shines and is selected as part of the men’s ice hockey program. Things get even more complicated for her when she realizes that Wen Bing, a young man she has crossed swords with in the past, is also part of the team. Worse still, she finds she must share a dormitory with him, and struggles to keep her true identity a secret. On the ice, Sang Tian and Wen Bing prove to be the catalysts for their team’s newfound success, and the team finds itself in with a shot at the championship. As the two students start to get to know one another, they develop mutual respect for one another…but could that one day turn to love? (source – MyDramaList)

 

The next feature on this post is, of course, Leon Zhang. He also posed for Our Street Style in the themed shoot titled ‘He Came from the Portrait.’ I absolutely love the fusion of modern and traditional elements for his outfit. img_0787img_0784img_0785img_0783img_0782Leon Zhang has three upcoming dramas slotted for this year – ‘Together’ – ‘Player’ and ‘Tears in Heaven’. None of these shows have a set release date.

I have been waiting for ‘Tears in Heaven’ in years. I still don’t believe that they will let that drama out of the dungeon this year, but I have my fingers crossed for it to finally premiere.

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: Cheng Xiao for GQ China

The center of my pictorial faves in this post is Cheng Xiao of the South Korean-Chinese pop group, Comic girls (WJSN). What I love about this photoshoot with GQ China is the slick metallic look, and I think they took some inspiration from Egyptian headpieces. Plus, Cheng Xiao completely stunned in every outfit.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

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LAY – Lit: Song Of The Week

This week’s song is coming to you all earlier than usual because I skipped last week. I have been listening to “Lit” by LAY a lot, so I’m sticking with it.

I remember being super excited about LAY’s new album. I even reviewed the pre-release single “Jade” 👉🏼 LAY – Jade: Music Review, but the timing for the album release didn’t work with my school schedule. All the same, I listened to the EP – LIT on my own, and I absolutely love it. It gets a 10/10 from me because I genuinely enjoyed the modern and traditional instrument/beat fusion. LAY sounded incredible on every track, and the overall production for the album was flawless. I can’t even pick favourites because I vibe to every song equally. The title-track “Lit” is such an energetic and groovy tune. Plus, the music video and choreography is on A++++++ level.  LAY did not come to play.👏👏👏👏👏

I hope you all enjoy listening to “Lit” by LAY. For anyone interested, here is the EP – LIT on Spotify:

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: #ClassyLadies – Saturday RollCall

As already mentioned earlier this week, I am sharing pictures of celebrities that naturally have an air of elegance and poise. From the way they carry themselves to how they speak and dress, they continuously keep things classy. This is my last roll call.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

My first lady on this list is Seo Ye Ji. These are recent shots from her new management – Gold Medalist Agency and NETFLIX for her new drama –

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Up next is Sun Yi on the cover of CHC Magazine – June 2020 Issue –

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The third lady on my list is Zhang Yuxi on the cover of Beijing Walker – June 2020 Issue –

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Next is Cecilia Liu on the cover of COSMOPOLITAN China – July 2020 Issue –

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To round up, I have DAVICHI’s Kang Min Kyung for 1st Look Magazine –

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My Pictorial|Poster Faves: #ClassyMen – Saturday RollCall

As already mentioned earlier this week, I am sharing pictures of celebrities that naturally have an air of elegance and poise. From the way they carry themselves to how they speak and dress, they continuously keep things classy. This is my last roll call for the men.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

First on this list is Song Weilong’s cover spread for ELLE Men Fresh – Fall 2020 Issue. I don’t get why they are rushing fall because we clearly haven’t enjoyed summer yet but oh well –img_8766img_8767

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Up next is Zhang Han for Hunan TV’s recent 6. 18 gala – img_8785

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The third on this list is Hu Yi Tian. These are recent photos that were shared by his studio on Weibo –

 

Next is Leon Zhang. These are recent shots for MOOKI Magazine and Avene x Taobao live-stream –

 

To wrap up is the one and only Kim Woo Bin for Esquire Magazine – July 2020 Issue –img_8883

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My Pictorial|Poster Faves: #ClassyMen – Thursday RollCall

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

First off is Kim Soo Hyun. These are recent photos that were released by his new management – Gold Medalist Agency:img_8542img_8544

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Up next is the Chinese actor Ding Yuxi for VogueMeimg_8608img_8606

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Third on this list is Gong Yoo for La Mer Cosmeticsimg_8266img_8261img_8260

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To round up this post, I have the Chinese actor Ma Tianyu for Our Street Style Magazine –img_8619img_8618img_8617

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: #ClassyLadies – Thursday RollCall

As already explained in my previous post, throughout this week, I’ll be sharing pictures of celebrities that naturally have an air of elegance and poise. From the way they carry themselves to how they speak and dress, they continuously keep things classy.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

First on today’s list is BLACKPINK’s Rose for ELLE Korea – img_8299img_8298img_8296img_8297

 

Up next is the Chinese actress Cecilia Boey for Marie Claire China –img_6817img_6816

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Third on this list is the Korean actress Kim Ji Won for Harper’s BAZAAR Korea – img_7817img_7816img_7819img_7818

 

To close this post, I have the Chinese actress Tong Yao for Bobosnap China – 

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My Pictorial|Poster Faves: #ClassyMen – Tuesday RollCall

Now I know you all didn’t think I was about to leave out the men. In what realm? Equality reigns over this blog. So it time to showcase some classy lads.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

First on this list is Zhu Yawen on the cover of Beijing Youth Weeklyimg_8231img_8233img_8239img_8237img_8240

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Up next is Taiwanese actor Greg Han for Cadillac x GQ China – img_8175img_8173img_8169img_8168img_8170img_8174img_8167

 

Up next is Chinese actor Chen Xiao on the cover of Men’s Uno China – June 2020 Issue –img_7379img_7376

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My Pictorial|Poster Faves: #ClassyLadies – Tuesday RollCall

I have always admired celebrities that naturally have an air of elegance and poise. From the way they carry themselves to how they speak and dress, they continuously keep things classy. So throughout this week, I will be sharing a few pictures of such stars with you all.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

First off is the Chinese actress Huang Shengyi on the cover of Beijing Youth Weekly  

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Up next is Korean actress Park Min Young for CeCi China Magazine – June 2020 Issue –img_7841

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Last on this list is Chinese actress Qi Wei for ELLE China – July 2020 Issue –img_7973

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My Pictorial|Poster Faves: Qi Wei and Nathan Lee for Beijing Youth Weekly

Oi Wei is a goddess in every photo she takes, but she and her husband, Nathan Lee, are giving me life with their recent cover for Beijing Youth Weekly. They look absolutely gorgeous together.😍

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

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WayV – Awaken The World: Album Review

YESSS!!!! My babies are back, and I am super excited. WayV just released their first full-length album titled Awaken The World. It has ten songs including the title track “Turn Back Time” img_8140I already have a detailed profile post for WayV, which can be accessed with this link 👉🏼 WayV: Star Showcase. Also, if anyone needs the teaser images for this album, use this link 👉🏼 Official Tumblr Account. Most of the photos that don’t make it to my pictorial|poster faves always go on my Tumblr.

(Please note – this is a real-time review, meaning I am typing down my exacts thoughts while listening to each song.)

Reaction to Title Track/Official MV:

  • This concept is something else. I love how the song starts with a loud siren and the heartbeat that naturally calls for anyone’s attention.
  • My babies are looking GOOD. Ten is serving me looks.
  • The song hasn’t even started, and I’m already fangirling this hard.
  • Thankfully, Label V always gives captions.
  • This beat is unusual but intriguing.
  • Wait, wait… they didn’t have to come in that hard. I need to start this video from the beginning.
  • By the way, I love their outfits or lack of in some scenes.
  • Okay, I won’t lie. The intro with Lucas kind of threw me off a bit because I wasn’t expecting it to be so hip-hop based. My ears got more in line with this song once Kun started singing.
  • Now let’s see how the chorus turns out.
  • XiaoJun is always slaying me vocally.
  • After the chorus, I’m 50/50 on this song, but I absolutely love the section that starts when Lucas says- “Stop, rewind, turn back time…5432” The melody there is catchy, and the choreography was very smooth.
  • Okay, the rap parts sound way better to me in the second verse. I love Lucas, Winwin and Yangyang’s rhythm and flow. Maybe my ears were just too shocked during the intro.
  • I can see that Winwin has a substantial amount of lines, and for some reason, Label V has decided not to give him a shirt. OKAY.😂😂😂
  • I like that Winwin gets more shine in WayV, so I always make sure to confirm that they are consistent with him in each comeback.
  • Yangyang is always spitting fire on every WayV song. I literally live for his parts.
  • Everyone sounds terrific, and I like the chorus now. I guess I just needed more time with it.
  • They are really out here not giving these boys shirts. What the heck???😳
  • Ten looks gorgeous with this length of hair.
  • As always, we have a dance break. Also, this section sounds like a score for a car racing game.
  • That “Stop, rewind, turn back time” is the standout point of this song to me.
  • Alright, I’m going to listen to “Turn Back Time” again before giving my final thoughts.
  • This is a great song, and I love that it showcases a different side from their previous title tracks, but I’m not 100% on it yet. However, visually speaking, it is one of my favourite concepts from them.
  • I think what this song lacks for me is the unique WayV touch. This seems more like a track for NCT 127.
  • Now you all know I love NCT 127, but I prefer each NCT-unit to have their own distinct sprinkle. Hence why I hope to hear a better balance with the remaining songs on the album.

Album Review:

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Here is the album on Spotify –

  1. Turn Back Time – Because this has that standard NCT 127 vibe, it got better after hearing it a lot. I have listened to it four times now, and I can confirm that “Turn Back Time” does slap hard. Once I’m done with this review, I will watch the music video again to enjoy it properly.
  2. Bad Alive – This starts out with a heavily synthesized beat, and Lucas seems to be taking the lead on this album. Okay, this song definitely goes hard, and I love the inclusion of sirens again. The vocal sections are beautiful. “Bad Alive” is also hip-hop based like the title track, but I feel it has more of the balance I was looking for. Or it could just be that my ears are accustomed to this new sound for them. Whatever it is, I LOVE THIS SONG. It will be a total blast if played through a car speaker. I can just imagine the bass of it all. I think so far, what I’ve noticed is that this album is going to allow more room for every member to shine equally because the rappers are giving me life on this track. While the vocalists are also killing me with their insane runs and high notes. Plus, everyone blends well. The melody for the chorus is pure 🔥 , and the overall production of this song screams perfection.
  3. Unbreakable – Oh, I love how the instrumental flowed perfectly from “Bad Alive” into this song. XiaoJun is a vocal beast. The boy stays flexing his God-given pipes. The beat on this is body rolls worthy. Okay, WayV, you guys came through. I was kind of scared after the title track, but I love the songs. Yangyang and Hendery stay riding every beat correctly with their epic flow. Plus, Lucas ain’t helping with that his smooth deep voice. “Unbreakable” has a very sexy vibe to it, and I am just here dancing💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼. I love it when they sing in unison because their harmonies are always on point. I constantly wonder where SM Entertainment gets its artists or what sort of training they give them because the talent is overflowing in this group. Some parts of this song slightly remind me of “Highway to Heaven”
  4. After Midnight – This seems a bit slower compared to the previous tracks. Oooh, I wasn’t expecting the melody to sound like this. Nice switch up, and why does the beat sound slightly retro to me? I love songs with finger snaps, and the chorus is beautiful – “Touch me after midnight…I like it better after midnight.” This seems to be “Love Talk” part 2, and I am here for all of it. Also, I noticed that the rappers are singing, but since this a more vocal track, they got fewer parts. “After Midnight” is a BOP, and it is climbing up to be my favourite. The instrumental is pure bliss. WOW, the production is impeccable. You all need to listen to those harmonies during the chorus and the high note at the end. WHAT?… WayV did not come to play with us.
  5. Interlude: Awaken The World – I wonder what the second half of the album is going to sound like, and I do love the beat for this interlude.
  6. Only Human – Things are getting soft and sentimental with this one. I’m guessing that this song has only the rap line. It is officially their time to shine, and I love the rap-singing style they are using. Plus, Winwin’s singing voice sounds lovely. He needs to be added to the vocal line, Lol. Yangyang is a whole king. Among all the rappers, Hendery and Yangyang are the ones that always call for my attention. Also, the rap line stays, giving us solid sentimental bops. Last time it was “King of Hearts”, and now we have “Only Human”. At this rate, every song on this album will end up on my playlist, and I am not complaining.
  7. Domino – The intro is catchy, and whoever started this song is too good? That voice…I need to confirm who it belongs to. I checked, and of course, it’s XiaoJun. At first, I thought it was Ten, but something didn’t feel right. Ten’s voice is slightly softer. YESSS, Lucas is the best hype man for all their songs. I live for the way he leads into the rap sections. Oh, I wasn’t expecting the chorus to be this way, but I like it. They are giving me harmonies and good background vocals, as always. The bass on this beat kind of hits hard. This album is made up of hip-hop influenced tracks and some sexy R&B grooves. A perfect combo if you ask me.
  8. Up From Here – The drum beats are epic, and the vocalists are reigning on this track. Hendery is giving me life, I am here for his energy. Oh, what is the weird beat that comes in when they start singing as if they’re counting each word? Whatever it is, I LOVE IT. The chorus is perfect, and I love the progression during that section. The instrumental feels like very smooth rhythmic claps. The production is insane. Lol when they sing, “Love me like do,” I feel like they are about to continue with, “Love me like do, what are you waiting for?”😂😂😂 “Up From Here” is another solid track.
  9. Electric Hearts – This seems to be more of a bubbly pop song. Okay, I can tell for sure that Ten is the one starting this song. I love that “Ah ah, oh, oh.” That was a beautiful falsetto right before the main verse entry. I really like the instrumental progression, and the EDM infusion is perfect for this song. “Electric Hearts” is such a classic dance song. The switch with the rappers during the bridge section is heavenly, and the build-up is pure fire. I need to blast this song on my speaker tomorrow. The ending is beautiful. I love how the stripped away the heavy instrumental and ended with just raw vocals.
  10. Stand By Me – They always end their album with this kind of casual tracks, so I was expecting this vibe. The melody for the chorus is lovely and very catchy. Whenever they sing in unison, I get chills from their harmonies. “Stand By Me” feels like something I would have heard at the ending of a 2000s Disney movie. I am getting major nostalgic waves while listening to this song.

Final Thoughts: 

Overall, I am pleased with this album. Good job, WayV👏👏👏👏👏👏. At first, I was skeptical and nervous about the sound, but I came to love it a lot with each new song. The boys truly brought their A+ game, and I love seeing them grow as artists. I already added the ten tracks to my playlist because although I have my faves, everyone was equally enjoyable and could fit what I like listening to when I’m in a very chirpy mood.

Therefore my rating for WayV’s first full-length album – Awaken The World is a 10/10.

Before I close this post, I want to speak a bit about the fashion accessories issue with Kun and Winwin teaser outfits. Now I know this caused the delay of WayV’s music video today, and also the release of their physical album has been postponed. Label V wants to make the needed corrections to the printed photos of Kun and Winwin –

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img_8119I’m glad that Label V took people’s advice and are actually working to make corrections before releasing the physical album. I noticed that they already made changes to the digital photos, so kudos to them for being responsive to the risen concerns. Moving ahead, I hope that Label V and the stylist properly cross-check everything before putting them on the boys because such mistakes could quickly escalate into more prominent scandals. I want my babies to succeed and stay problem-free.

That’s my piece on the fashion accessory issue. I hope you all continue to support WayV and keep streaming Awaken The World because it is available online. Love you all.💕

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: Jeffrey Tung for Men’s Health

Hello everyone,

I hope you all are doing great. I took a short break to focus on school and also relax emotionally, but I am officially back. Since it’s the weekend, I’ll be sharing some pictures I saw earlier this week with you all. I honestly do not know why Men’s Health Magazine keeps coming for my throat like this😂😂😂, but I am not complaining.

So here is Jeffrey Tung on the cover of Men’s Health China – June 2020 Issue.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

img_7915img_7918The first thing I said once I saw these pictures was, “WHO IS THIS?” I try my best to not sexualize celebrities, but Men’s Health truly isn’t helping my case.😅

Anyways, I did my research and discovered that Jeffrey Tung is a Taiwanese singer and actor born on January 22nd, 1995. His uncle is the acclaimed Hong Kong actor, Jackie Chan.

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My Pictorial|Poster Faves: Zhao Lusi for Share Magazine

Recently Zhao Lusi took the cover of Share Magazine – May Issue, and I absolutely love this set of sun-kissed photos. SUMMER IS HERE!!! and even though I can’t go out, I am pleased.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

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I first saw Zhao Lusi in Untouchable Lovers, and later I watched I Hear You. I have plans to watch her current drama – The Romance of Tiger and Rose, which started airing on May 18th. The series is set for 24 episodes, and her costar is my recent found crush – Ding Yuxi😍 from Intense Love. 

Official Trailer for The Romance of Tiger and Rose

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: Zhang Yuxi and Ding Yuxi for MYTYPE/COSMOBRIDE

In this post, I will be sharing some of my favourite pictures from Zhang Yuxi and Ding Yuxi’s recent individual photoshoots. I am currently watching their drama – Intense Love, and the chemistry is off the charts. I can’t wait to finish and write a brief review for you guys to read.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

Let’s begin with Ding Yuxi photos for MYTYPE – May 2020 Issue: img_6709img_6708img_6710img_6707img_6711Intence Love just wrapped up, but Ding Yuxi is currently starring in a new drama called The Romance of Tiger and Rose. His costar is Zhao Lusi.

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And now for Zhang Yuxi’s photos for CosmoBride China:

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