So, I’ve not actually started my new exercise regime just yet but it’s definitely in the pipeline. I was meant to start last week but I caught a virus and was at home resting for two days. It was not pretty. Since then, I’ve not really had the time to start but I did wear my new trainers for the first time on Saturday – they gave me a blister! I was not impressed! These teething problems are to be expected though.
I’m approaching this exercise stuff from an easy going point of view – I want to do it for fun, not as a complete lifestyle change. I like carbs far too much to give them up (especially cake, I can’t imagine a life without cake; sometimes I’ll just have cake for dinner). Part of my relaxed approach is to have a fun workout playlist to listen to. I spent some time the other day creating what I think will be the perfect playlist – and it’s all K-pop songs! Hurrah!
K-pop Workout Playlist:
1. SNSD – Run Devil Run*
2. T-ara – I Go Crazy Because of You
3. Park Bom – You and I
4. Chae Yeon – Shake
5. SNSD – Girls’ Generation
6. T-ara – Bo Peep Bo Peep
7. Wonder Girls – 2 Different Tears (Korean Version)
8. Sandara – Kiss
9. SNSD – Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
10. IVY – Touch Me
11. T-ara & Supernova – TTL Listen 2
12. SNSD – Gee
* = power song
I think it’s a pretty good playlist for working out. It’s got a lot of fast paced songs with lots of thumping, hard beats to really encourage you to push that bit further! A couple of songs are a bit slower, but they have really strong choruses. Like Park Bom’s You & I is a slower, mid-tempo ballad but all the emotion is going to spurn me on! The power song, SNSD’s Run Devil Run, is the song I’m going to listen to to give me a bit of a boost! At the moment it’s first to place but we’ll see how it goes.
Hopefully I’ll get to go on a run soon and this playlist will help me concentrate and focus. Jia you!
I know I’ve not actually posted this post yet but I have gone on a run! I’ve gone on two with varying degrees of success. I’m not try to run too hard and stress myself out or injure myself so when I run I take a lot of breaks and walk a lot too. The first one I ran with my friend who runs often and is very health conscious and he gave me lots of tips. The second run was hampered by my agonising hay fever which meant I couldn’t breathe properly and everyone knows breathing properly is crucial when doing exercise. However, the playlist worked really well! I did have to chuckle to myself though – Run Devil Run whilst running? The irony is not lost on me. I’ve not yet had a chance to run again but I might try to go tonight! Jia you! Cheer me on ;_; It’s far too much hardwork!
So, I thought I’d post my own End of Year Music Award list ^_^ This is just my own opinions but I thought it’d be fun. So, without further ado~
Favourite Korean Artist
Winner – T-ara
T-ara are definitely my favourite k-pop artist at the moment. I like them over other favourites, SNSD, Wonder Girls, 2PM and so on. It’s for a few reasons. Firstly, Good Person (their unofficial debut) is a great song. It’s a great ballad that really showed the girls can sing. I think sometimes the k-pop world is all about great pop music and the concept, but they forget the singing. It’s clear to me that T-ara has members that can out sing many other members of bands. That brings me neatly on to Soyeon. I *love* Soyeon. She’s a fantastic singer and is amazingly beautiful. Plus, she’s an 87er and that’s the same as me! When I found out that she got dropped from SNSD because she was an 87er then I just loved her even more. She’s definitely my favourite~ Lastly, they have great songs. Good Person, Lies, TTL, TTL Listen 2, Apple is A, Like The First Time, Bo Peep Bo Peep, that’s 7 songs they’ve released and all of them are great and that’s not to mention their album. The girls aren’t afraid to change their concept and I think they work harder than any other band at the moment. I have so much respect for them. This is the year of T-ara~
Notable mentions – SNSD, Ivy, 2PM, Chae Yeon
Favourite Korean Song
Winner – SNSD – Gee
Gee is by far my most played song ever. It has probably 500+ hits (I’ve had to reformat my computer a couple of times). It’s so insanely catchy and the dance routine is hilariously good. I want to learn it ;_; I want to bust out some moves walking along the street. You know you have that song you listen to and suddenly you find yourself skipping down the street as if you’re 7 years old and it’s Summer? Gee does this to me :)
Notable mentions – T-ara & Supernova – TTL Listen 2, Chae Yeon – Shake, 2PM – Heartbeat, Ivy – Touch Me
Stay tuned for my personal favourites from the J-pop world and the C-pop world; what are your favourite 2009 artists?
T-aranova continue their promotions with another live stage of TTL Listen 2 ^_^ Still love T-ara and this song! And I’m happy Soyeon has lost her dodgy weave.
T-aranova continue their promotion with a performance of TTL Listen 2 on Music Core. You know I <3 T-ara, I don't know why… I just seem to really really like them. I think I like them more than SNSD… TTL is now number 3 on my most played songs according to my ipod. It is surely only a matter of time before it is number 1 (current number 1 is SNSD's Gee).
Check out their performance of TTL Listen 2 below~
At arguably 2009′s biggest K-pop concert extravaganza, the opening act slot was givne to T-ara and Supernova! I’m going to refer to them as T-aranova from now. Maybe it’ll catch on, maybe it’s not even original, oh wells! Anyway, this was the live debut of TTL Listen 2 and they gave a pretty awesome performance! I hate to say it, but I think T-aranova gave one of the best, high-octane performances of the evening, complete with fireworks! Fireworks in rhythm! So much awesomeness! Can’t believe this is the same T-ara that debuted live with the rather rocky Lies. <3 them.
T-aranova performed live at M CountDown and gave another awesome performance! This time perhaps even more tight! They just seem to be getting better and better!!! Can’t wait til they release their album!
So! My second favourite Korean girl group are back with Supernova with a revamped version of TTL! TTL Listen 2 sees all 6 members of both T-ara and Supernova join in on the project – that’s 12 peopel in total! It could have all gone wrong, I mean, I know there are 9 SNSDies, but 12 T-aranovas?! Well, I think it works! The song is a trancey, edgier version of TTL and although you can tell they are connected, I think they’re different enough to not sound too similar… if that makes sense? The MV is… biiiiiiig. Not in the sense of set pieces and the like, but whaaaaaaaa, there’s so many cuts in it… it’s very jumpy, which is a bit sad because maybe it’d've been nice to see the dance routine a bit more. However, the makeovers are pretty cool, reminds me of Kylie Minogue. I have to say though… T-ara gets outshined by Supernova. Granted, they’re making their comeback so maybe they’re trying extra hard but their moves seem tighter than T-ara’s. Also, am a little sad Soyeon not in it as much but I guess TTL was just all about her so that’s alright. One last thing, little kudos for little Boram who is a little more noticeable in this MV than others. I really don’t understand the point of her… But check out the MV!
! T-ara and Supernova performed on Inkigayo! It was awesome! Definitely their best live so far! They even sang some of the backing vocals at the end live! Everything was really well polished and awesome! Definitely one of the best performances! Lots of energy, everything was flawless! XD Yay! Finally they deliver a performance worthy of their hardwork ^_^
Also, they’re number 1 on the Cyworld charts!!! XD I wish them all the luck~
So, T-ara continue their promotion of TTL with Supernova and performed on Music Bank. I have to say, I prefer this performance to the on M! Countdown. They seem more relaxed, I guess it’s to be expected from a debut. I reaaaaaally like this song, it’s deceptively simple but really loving T-ara’s vocals, they never disappoint ^^;
So, I heard about the upcoming special collab between management mates T-ara and Supernova. I was a bit skepticle at first, I mean I love T-ara but they haven’t debuted to the most sizzling of reviews. However, oh em gee! Look at this! It’s awesome! I have to say, T-ara have grown up! Obviously, sexy girl groups with rap are a dime a dozen at the moment, and I guess their management is thinking, well if you can’t beat em, join em. But! I do think the members of T-ara have some of the strongest vocals in the K-pop girl group scene at the moment (which you can still hear on T.T.L so I’m very excited! Go go T-ara!