True Beauty Star – Moon Ga Young Poses For A Marie Claire & ELLE Pictorial

I remember reading the True Beauty webtoon, but I stopped midway. It wasn’t due to the story or any particular thing I disliked; I just got busy. When I heard about the live-action, I had my eyes out to see the chosen cast and how the story would play out as a drama production. Unfortunately, after seeing many clips on the internet, I don’t think I’ll watch the live-action or resume reading the webtoon. Here are my two main reasons –

  1. I no longer enjoy watching dramas with overdramatized love triangles. Stories that revolve around the intensity of a love triangle stress me out, + they’re predictable. I know who the female lead ends up with, so why all the back and forth???
  2. Dramas in high school settings don’t excite me anymore. The storyline has to be very witty or thrilling for me to sit down and watch. Regrettably, even though I love the main actors, True Beauty doesn’t fall into that spectacular category for me.

With all that out of the way, let’s move on to this post’s primary purpose. During the airing period of True Beauty, Moon Ga Young sat for some magazine interviews & photoshoots. Marie Claire and ELLE Korea happen to have my favourite photos, so let’s enjoy the visual feast.

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

First off are the photos from Marie Claire. I adore the outfits for this shoot. They are serving office vibes, but with a bougie flare + the bags they paired with each piece is such a statement –


Following up is the ELLE Korea photoshoot. I love how they styled her hair, and this one has a more colourful palette in comparison to the Marie Claire pictorial – 

Song Of The Week – “For the gone” by CODE KNUST, CHOI JUNG HOON & Simon Dominic

Hello, I hope you all are having a great week. I finally have some time to spare, and I’m happy😊 because I miss working on my blog😢.

As you can tell from this post’s title, my recommended song for this week is “For the gone”. It is a collaborative track from ELLE Korea, and CODE KNUST + the music video was written and directed by actor Park Jung MinCHOI JUNG HOON of JANNABI and Simon Dominic also lent their voices to this project, while Lee Je HoonLee Sung Kyung and Park Jung Min starred in the cinematic music video.

“For the gone” marked my first time hearing anything from CHOI JUNG HOON or his indie rock band – JANNABI. His vocal tone gives off a very homely vibe. People sometimes say that a singer’s voice feels like a warm hug, and that’s precisely what CHOI JUNG HOON’s singing does for me. I also love the instrumental for this song, most especially the guitar & keyboard sections. It’s such a chill and beautiful energy, so kudos to CODE KNUST for the sweet production👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼. Another plus to this project is the captivating rap verse served by Simon Dominic. I truly enjoyed his flow on this lovely slow-tempo track.

Concerning the lyrics, I believe it’s generally about longing for a past time and the feelings that made you feel great then. It can also relate to how everyone in the world misses their everyday lives before COVID-19 happened. Now, if any of the features I complimented above rocks your boat, then this song for you😊. Also, feel free to check out the live performance at the Melon Music Awards –

Co-Stars of Korean Film – ‘Josée’ Star In Marie Claire Couple Shoot

Josée is a 2020 Korean romantic film based on a Japanese short story titled Josee, the Tiger and the Fish by Seiko Tanabe. It is also a remake since the original Japanese version premiered in 2003. This movie stars Nam Joo-hyuk and Han Ji-min as leads. The photos I’m sharing are from their promotion period. They sat for an interview with Marie Claire Korea and discussed the upcoming project at that time.

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


Synopsis: Young Seok, a university student nearing graduation, comes across a woman in the street who has fallen from her wheelchair and helps her back home. She ends up feeding him a simple meal, and he develops a vague curiosity for this woman who introduces herself as “Josée”. From this time on, Young Seok occasionally stops by Josée’s house, receiving free meals and getting to know this woman who reads a lot, has a comprehensive knowledge of whiskey and tells him stories, which he’s not sure are true. Gradually, they come to share an unforgettable love (source – MyDramaList).

This film is available on iQIYI, depending on your location.

Hyun Bin Looks Dashing For A Recent Esquire Pictorial

I was going through the Esquire Korea website earlier last week and found one of Hyun Bin’s recent photoshoots, so I decided to share. This man looks good in anything!!! Plus, I love the classy and cozy vibe of his outfits for this shoot.

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

Catching Up With Recent Comebacks: BIBI|LAY|SECHSKIES|Kim Myungsoo (L)|asepa|CIX

This post is a compiled review of the comebacks I missed from last week –

BIBI – “Eat My Love”

I love the beat on this song, and as always, BIBI sounds beautiful + the animation for the music video is adorable. I adore her quirky personality and how that shows in all her videos and singing style. She will surely make it big in the K-r&b arena because of her versatility. People need to stop sleeping on Korean R&B solo artists in general. The English translation of this song is available using this link 👉🏽 Color Coded Lyrics. “Eat My Love” is a cute song with a lovely message but not my favourite from this artist.


LAY – “Joker”

See, I already know that with LAY, I’m getting BOPS. Hence I came into this song expecting excellence, and I got that 100%. “Joker” is a lit track🔥. The beat is not all up in your face, but it’s the perfect tempo for LAY’s groovy vocals/rap. I went ahead to watch the live performance, and his stage presence fully sold me, and now this song is on my playlist.

PRODUCER contains nine self-composed songs from LAY’s time on the Chinese entertainment show – CZR II: I’m Singer-Songwriter. In this record, he gave a perfect balance of slow vibes, R&B sweetness and lit beats. I enjoyed the mix, and even though I can’t pick a favourite song right now, I live for the vocal quality on track 5 – “Stay With Me”.


SECHSKIES – “DON’T LOOK BACK”

Another beautiful ballad from SECHSKIES. Older generation groups always have so much emotional power in their voices, so I enjoyed listening to this song. The instrumental is equally captivating, and overall the production of this song is excellent. They also did well with the acting of each role for the music video. “DON’T LOOK BACK” is already on my playlist.


KIM MYUNGSOO (L of INFINITE) – “Between memory and memory”

This release is L’s 1st single album, so I was very excited about it. You all know I love ballads, so that already gave the song a fair chance in my books. I enjoyed watching the music video. It is beautiful, and every frame could be a legit screensaver. Plus, I love the serene vibe, and L looked effortlessly stunning. The instrumental is lovely and paired well with L’s calm vocal tone + I love the choral effect they used in some sections. “Between memory and memory” is a song that I see myself replaying a lot.


asepa – “Forever”

I believe this is asepa’s second single, and I haven’t listened to their first. The visuals for this music video are beautiful, and I love their voices. They sound stable for such a sweet slow track. I was genuinely impressed by the soft vocal runs from their main vocalists (sorry, I’m not familiar with their names yet.). I love that they’re not pushing their vocals to get extreme high notes but rather working effectively within their vocal range. “Forever” is a lovely song, and I already added it to my playlist. I’ll make time to check out their debut song.


CIX – “Cinema”

CIX is one of my newer interests. I first heard “What You Wanted” from Spotify, and I got intrigued. My favourite songs from their EP – Hello, Strange Time are “Jungle” & “Change Me”. So I’ve been dying to check out more from this group, and here is the perfect opportunity. “Cinema” has a catchy beat, and the vocals are equally top-notch. The set/visuals for the music video is very detailed and perfect for the upbeat vibe. I adore the retro sound of this song; it’s something I can always play on repeat.

Hello, Strange Dream is their 4th EP with five songs. After listening to this record, I officially became a fan of CIX. They have perfect vocals, captivating music, and their vibe is right up my alley. I’ll find time to check out their full discography and learn more about the members. I enjoyed all five songs on this new album, but if I were to pick just one to have on replay for days, it would be “Stairway To Heaven”.

That’s is all for this week’s catching up with recent comebacks; see you all in my next post💕💕💕.

BLACKPINK’s Jisoo Serves An Enchanting Cover For W Korea’s February 2021 Issue

Jisoo graces the cover of W Korea‘s February Issue, and she does it so elegantly. Undoubtedly, this is one of my favourite editorial photoshoots of her, so I couldn’t help but share the visual feast with you all🥰.

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

Run On Co-stars Exude Chemistry!! In W Korea Pictorial

Yesterday, I recommended one of my favourite soundtracks from Run On, and today I am back with Im Si-Wan and Shin Se-Kyung’s pictorial for W Korea. Yes, I am obsessed with this drama, and I’m so sad to watch it end next week; what will I do after it wraps😢? 

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

I love these two together, their on-screen chemistry is undeniable, and visually they make such a good looking couple.

Catching Up With Recent Comebacks: HyunA|KYUHYUN|U-KNOW & Yang Da Il

Back to the grind with the second set of my “catching up” compilation –

HyunA – “I’m Not Cool”

This song is the title track of HyunA’s 7th mini-album – I’m Not Cool. She looks stunning in this video. I love her makeup and the vibrant colours for the music video; I can tell they spent money!!! The choreography is quite quirky but still hits hard. As for the song, it’s catchy but not precisely my vibe. In this case, I don’t even mind the heavy EDM elements, but my issue is that the verses lack enough substance while the chorus is a bop. Hence the entire song isn’t hitting the right spot. Maybe “I’m Not Cool” might grow on me much later; who knows?

Overall this is a solid mini-album from HyunA. The title track did get better for me with each new listen, but I still prefer the B-sides. My ranking for the songs in this EP is as follows – “Party, Feel, Love” – “FLOWER SHOWER” – “Show Window” – “GOOD GIRL” & “I’m Not Cool”. I think this record deserves a rating of 9.5/10.


KYUHYUN – “Moving On”

You all know I love ballads, so this song is right up my alley. KYUHYUN has such a powerful and emotional voice, so he delivered “Moving On” so beautifully. The actors also did well with showcasing the sentiments of their roles. From the lyrics, I can tell this is a breakup song, but the video also makes me feel like the boyfriend passed on??? I’m not sure, but I love this song all the same. It’s for sure going on my playlist.


U-KNOW – “Eeny Meeny”

The beat for this song is a groove + the chorus is super catchy. U-KNOW is serving smooth vocals, and the choreography is perfect considering the tempo. I also love the music video’s visuals. I was hoping that Seulgi would sing, but I enjoyed her cameo; she looks beautiful. “Eeny Meeny” is a bop that I will be replaying for a long time.


Yang Da Il – “Hurt”

This song is the title track for Yang Da Il’s 2nd full-length album – our joys and sadness. “Hurt” is a solemn ballad, and I love the music video. The actors did such a fantastic job conveying the emotions of this song. Yang Da Il’s vocal delivery is impeccable; his voice pierces the soul.

“Sometimes”

“Sometimes” is a pre-release single for the album and an equally beautiful ballad. I’ve noticed that most Korean ballads tend to be about breakups, but I don’t mind since they’re always so relaxing. This song has a very chill instrumental; hence Yang Da Il’s vocal delivery is more soothing and not too power-driven like in “Hurt”.

“Darling”

Another pre-release, and I remember listening to this one when it dropped. It’s such a touching song and has an entirely different storyline from the previous two. “Darling” is about an older man reminiscing the time spent with his now-deceased partner. I love this song, and the visuals for the music video are so peaceful. Of course, Yang Da Il’s lovely vocals are what truly drive home the sentiments of this beautiful piece.

“Understand”

“Understand” is a digital single from the earlier months of 2020. I love the moody colouring for this music video and how the video events occur in the background as Yang Da Il sings his heart out. He sounds incredible on this song, the vocal runs on this one are pure bliss. The actors for his videos are always so good, and yes, I am living for this serene energy.

“My Love”

Another song that was released earlier, but this one is from 2019. By now, if you’re not already familiar with Yang Da Il, you would have realized that he is a core ballad singer. Therefore our joys and sadness is a full-on slow tempo album. “My Love” is not a breakup song but rather like an appreciation letter to that special someone who makes your world more beautiful each day. I love the aesthetics of this music video, the scenery for each scene is stunning. 

This album is perfect in every shape and form and deserving of a 10/10 rating. Yang Da Il served vocals and emotions on all twelve tracks, + every single song had something distinctly beautiful that captivated me. I love a good ballad record because I could play it in the background on repeat while doing anything, and it puts me in the most peaceful space. So do I love our joys and sadness, YOU SURE BET I DO. There are also some good chill neo-soul tracks on this record, which means I get an excellent mix with this one. 

Alright, that’s all for catching up with the recent comebacks. You all will probably see more of this type of post during the first half of this year because I’m busy with school and can’t react to everything immediately. Still, I’m doing my best to show up as often as possible, and I’m grateful for the support so far. 💕💕💕