This is super random, yeah, but a while ago I was studying for tomorrow’s test and suddenly SMRookies’ Johnny came to my mind and once again it hit me that the boy is still waiting to debut anD I GOT SO PISSED I DONT EVEN KNOW
Here’s the thing: yeah, nobody is perfect. I KNOW that. buT ITS HONESTLY SO HARD TO BELIEVE BC HONESTLY IVE ONLY HEARD WONDERS ABOUT JOHNNY and like I’m just curious to see the real deal.
Bear in mind that one deserves an award for training at SM alone. Not for getting in – I’ve heard the criteria for casting isn’t as specific as people think – but for being able to survive there. A bunch have dropped out because they either couldn’t handle it or because they thought the wait for a debut date wasn’t worth it.
Here, take as an example this guy who started a thread on reddit after dropping out of SM. Hundreds of people asked him questions and I actually took the time to read through all the comments. His answers were mindblowingly clarifying and it really allows you to get a concrete idea of the trainee life at SM Entertainment.
BUT LIKE BACK TO JOHNNY OK
I MIGHT EVEN DROP LEECHAIYAPORNKUL CHITTAPHON AKA TEN JUST FOR JOHNNY I DONT EVEN KNOW HOW ITS GONNA HIT ME WHEN H DEBUTS BC IM HONESTLY SO SHOOK RIGHT NOW
Therefore, here’s a Johnny aprecciation post. You’re welcome.
Hey, I’m back again! Though I haven’t been able to cover the latest events and birthdays in the last weeks, I worked my ass off the be able to film, edit and have this video up in time! Of course, I would never skip on watching BTS’ comeback no matter how busy I was, but filming a reaction video is a whole other level.
How about showing some love and watch my video? ^^ Maybe drop a like…? How about subscribing? I bet you haven’t subscribed yet…
Kidding, I know you did.
Anyway, my BLACKPINK reaction video did quite well, that’s one of the reasons why I thought about doing this too! IT HIT 1K VIEWS!!!!!
Alright, let me know your feedback on this video. Please don’t be too shocked, after all, this is the first time I’m showing the surface of the fangirl inside me on YouTube. Hopefully you’ll find it relatable? Hahahah
After this long ass hiatus you all probably think I died… (you wouldn’t if you follwed me on my social media). Specially because I am FINALLY back on youtube! If you click on the menu (aka those three bars on the upper right corner) you’ll see the link to my youtube channel!
Yes, the school year has started and you’re probably wondering why did I only decide to become active on the blog and channel now that I’m going to be busy with school. The truth is, if you read my previous posts, my summer was a complete mess because of finals and so will next year’s summer be. Despite all the hardwork, my finals still didn’t go that well and I’m going to repeat them this year again. Therefore, when summer arrives I’ll have to focus solely on school. That’s why I’m taking the time I have now, during the school year, because my days are a lot more organized and because I have less subjects on senior year.
Regarding my channel… Yes, the two new videos I posted recently were K-pop related, but that doesn’t mean my channel is going to revolve around K-pop from now on. Yes, there’s gonna be some of it because it’s something I care a lot about these days, but I don’t want my channel to keep on being about one theme only. That’s also why I changed the name from That’s Beauty Insider to Cat’s Scrapbook. A scrapbook is where you show the awesome experiences you have been through, the things you like doing and the people you love. That’s what I want my channel to become, something a lot more versatile than it was before!
Here are my most recent videos! Make sure you give them a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel if you haven’t yet!!
if you’re still wondering how things are gonna be around the blog, it’s simple. Everything is pretty much gonna stay the same it was when I first posted. I’ll try to cover all the comebacks and debuts the best I can aswell as my idols’ birthdays. I still think these posts are a great idea for some of you to get to know artists better or even get to know them at all.
Thank you for reading this, thank you for sticking to my blog and thank you if you follow me on youtube. It means a lot to me ^^ ily
I know this is already old news for everyone but I still felt like writing a quick post regarding this!
The past 1st of April was quite crazy for a lot of fangirls out there. We all expected to be fooled by a bunch of jokes and pranks – including BTS’ Twitter account becoming dedicated to our 부산 남자들 (men of Busan) – more like 부산 아이들 (kids of Busan). We were quietly living our lives when the news about Kaistal being real started popping out of nowhere so fast we didn’t even have time to breathe. The truth is, the first thing i thought 0.3 seconds after I got my eyes on these articles for the first time was WOAH AMAZING APRIL FOOLS JOKE DO YOU THINK IM STUPID, I swear. And I kept that attitude for some good four or five hours until some people on my timeline started ponderating that maybe, just maybe, couldn’t this be true?
Turns out it was. Shortly after, the internet literally exploded with the news that SM Entertainment had indeed confirmed the dating rumors of Kai and Krystal. At this point, it was useless to stay in the stage of denial. It was time to accept.
Now, I’m only speaking for myself here, I have no clue how you guys reacted to these news. Frankly, It took me quite the time to take this in simply for the fact that I absolutely did NOT foresee this. It’s happening. That awkward-confusing-breath-taking moment you barely experience throughout your fangirl life unless you are very unfortunate – your idol is dating.
On the other hand, I kind of ship them… and with kind of ship I actually mean yAS THEY LOOK SO CUTE TOGETHER YES YESGVSDH THE SHIP HAS SAILED OKMFJDS confusing much? Let me get this straight then.
Bear in mind I am not particularly experienced in this, it’s not like my idols go around dating someone all the time. In fact, the only two times I went through this was when Harry Styles dated Taylor Swift and, most recently, Kendall Jenner. Either way, both where painful enough for me to have some saying on the matter.
When I first read the news about Kaistal not being an April Fools joke, i dropped everything. Literally. No, actually, literally, I was holding a towel I was about to hang on the clothesline and it fell off my hands. Holy shit. It was no joke, all the articles were true afterall. My brain was racing while trying to process this information and five hundred thoughts were going through my mind – I was experiencing shock. I wasn’t upset, or angry, or sad or anything like it. I was simply shocked and felt slightly oblivious.
As I kept thinking about the situation, I went back a few months, to when the photoshoot for the photos above happened and realized Kaistal wasn’t that unexpected for me afterall. The photoshoot happened around June-July, I hadn’t been into EXO for long at that time (about three months) and i didn’t even stan f(x) or SHINee yet. I remember how everyone was so thrilled over TaeKai (Taemin was also on the photoshoot) and how much they shipped TaeKai more than Kaistal. But to be honest, I remember seeing those photos back then and thinking woah how are they all so handsome? like, the three of them. Ahhh she’s so lucky. Aren’t they all from SM? I could actually imagine Krystal with either Kai or Taemin… But more with Kai. Doubt me if you want, but I’m 99% sure I thought about this. honESTLY IM NOT EVEN 100% SURE ANYMORE MAYBE MY BRAIN IS MAKING ME THINK I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS JUST SO I’D BE LESS SHOCKED WHO KNOWS – this right here, friends, is what I call experiencing confusion.
Whenever you are going through any kind of fangirling crisis the best you can do is talk it out with your friends aka scream it out with your friends which also works if your screaming is simply discussing the matter in caps lock on your group chat. We were all caught off guard with this, some more than the others as one of my friends is Kai biased :// but expressing our emotions and relating to each other’s points of view really helped calming down our feels. And eventually we were able to move to the final stage of reacting to these news. Not gonna lie though, As you talk it out with your friends and let out the thousands of thoughts that are going through your brain, you’ll all experience the most famous of all stages – denial – even if you’re willing to accept the news.
Lastly, what is more tiring for a fangirl than spending a few hours letting out her feels in constant caps lock? Not many things are. Gladly, me and my friends started to take in the news at some point and by the end of day I’m sure we all started to see the light at the end of tunnel, the last stage – acceptance. The are, actually, two different paths you can pursue when you reach the last stage – acceptance and rejection. The thing is, rejection only occurs if you absolutely do not approve in any possible way the slightest chance of the situation occuring and your brain is uncapable of conceiving the idea of it ever happening. Most of the time, people that choose rejection even unstan the artist.
Seriously now. Though I did go through all these weird phases, I was never sad or angry at Kai or Krystal. I was just surprised and caught off guard as I never thought too seriously about the possibility of this happening, but for SM to actually come forward and confirm the rumors it’s because this is serious. I don’t believe there’s the need to start with the cliché conversation that we are just fans and we have no saying in the choices they make regarding their personal life because everybody has already hear that and I want to believe you all agree the IT IS TRUE THAT WE SHOULDN’T HAVE ANY SAYING ON THE MATTER. So, let’s all stay in our lanes and support them if we actually care about them. And by supporting them, it doesn’t mean you have to ship them, just respect their decision!
How did you react to the news? Did you also went through these stages?
p.s.- SHOUTOUT TO SM FOR DROPPING THESE NEWS ON APRIL FOOLS LMAO
Before I even start, click here for NCT U’s MV for the song The 7th Sense.
Alright. So, It’s been quite a while since it was announced that SM Rookies were FINALLY going to debut. From that moment I started preparing myself mentally. Yes, I needed preparation, they’re a group under SM Ent. afterall… Let’s be real, as much of a crazy that company is, they have never failed at debuting amazing artists. I already knew I was gonna surrender to NCT from the start. I was right.
Here’s a tad more of info about these boys. I guarantee you they are no ordinary rookie group.
NCT is the actual name of the whole group; stands for Neo Culture Technology. By the time their debut was announced, some other news came along. The truth is, this group currently has a total of 40 members. Hold on, I need a sec.
SGHVBDUIGBIDUEGHAHSJKASAAJJHBJHJVHHAHHHHHHHH HEJNKLSDODV WHAGSTYDG HOW IS THIS POASSIVLE SERSIOYTLY
40 members. For now.
Yes, friends. For now.
I admit I’m not 100% sure about this information. Only 99.9%… simply because I find it hard to even conceive the idea of a boy group with 40 members.
Fear not! Lee Soo Man has thought of everything! eh it’s not like that happens often . The group will debut by sub-unit, not as a whole. Meaning, all members are divided in sub-units from the start. That’s where NCT U comes from, these six boys are only a sub-unit of this much bigger group. From what I’ve learned in every website, blog, vlog and fan account, though the group has 40 members at the moment, the idea is to add more as time passes if the group turns out to be successful.
With that in mind… things aren’t looking good for us, fangirls. Successful? If there’s something I’m sure these boys will be surrounded by is success. All I needed to deduce that was NCT U’s first MV and a couple videos from the SM Rookies show. They’ve got the talent and they’ve got the looks. What else is needed?
Knowing SM Entertainment, I was already expecting an awesome track for their debut, but The 7th Sense literally blew me away. The song might be incredibly simple but it is also incredibly good. The choreography looks flawless aswell and I’m very excited to see their live stages. The MV was a huge truck of aesthetic and pops of colors. I LOVED IT
NCT U’s debut consists of two digital singles – another single will be released tomorrow (10th of April) for the song Without You, this time sub-unit leader Taeil will be featured! – he wasn’t on The 7th Sense. Don’t forget to check that out tomorrow!
I’m super excited to see what’s going to come out of this new project and I shamelessly admit I’m already staning them and possibly biased Ten…
What did you think of NCT U?
p.s.- uhh I don’t know much but I believe there have been some issues regarding member Taeyong in the past… I don’t want to get into details nor defend him nor anything like that. Anyhow, everyone makes mistakes and has the right to regret them so how bad could it be to give him a second chance? And even if you don’t want to, at least be here for the music. Even if you can’t accept certain things, it’s not wrong to accept their talent (ɔ◔‿◔)ɔ ♥
I don’t know what to do anymore guys, honestly. As much as I try to kind of hide myself from new artists, I SWEAR they come after me and brain-wash me into staning them.
If you’re familiar with the K-Pop industry, you should know it never stops. There are literally so many artists working non-stop all the time. It is so diverse that it’s almost impossible for you to only listen to one artist or group, therefore, even if one goes on a hiatus, there’s music constantly coming out to fill our hearts and minds.
Many comebacks happened recently and I’ve barely managed to keep up with all of them. A couple days ago, here I was catching up with the new stuff when I came across Boys Republic. Eh, the concept seems cool, I thought.
So I decided to watch their most recent MV for the song Get Down – click here to watch it. I wasn’t particularly familiar with them as all I’ve seen of them was a couple of performances when their song Hello came out last summer. The only member I knew was Suwoong because of that selca he took with Jungkook during last year’s ISAC.
I didn’t have high expectations before I watched the MV, I never do when it’s an artist I’m watching for the first time – regardless of the music genre, only GOD knows why.
BUT HOLY SHIT IM SO SORRY BUT HOLY DAMN THE SONG IS SO GOOD IM NOT EVEN JOKING YALL THIS SONG IS MY NEW JAM THE BEGINNING IS SO GOOD MINSU’S RAP CAUGHT ME SO OFF GUARD
Of course it’s too soon to say I have a bias but there’s always someone that catches my eye – or ear – at first sight – or listen. Just now I’m noticing, most of my bias have a very distinct voice from the other members – not better nor worse, just distinct to my ear. After I’ve gotten over how damn good the choreography is and how hella handsome theY ALL ARE, I was listening to the song again and one of the first voices really caught my attention… Now, this is what those websites with color coded lyrics are for. I looked it up on one and realized it was Suwoong. Hum… Okay I thought I don’t really know their names nor faces anywAY SHSDK WAIT A MINUTE
Anyway. I might or might not have been saturating my friends with Boys Republic since yesterday and might or might not catch myself focusing on Suwoong during their dance practices and live stages.
Minsu might also be one of my weaknesses.
Wonjun. I have no words.
Sunwoo vocALS IM SO SNATCHED
SUNGJOON AND HIS RAP IGTG
At this point I’m not sure if this post is a review of all sorts because most of the text is in caps and all… But on a serious note here, I listened to their other songs and it’s impossible not to admit they are talented. I’ve also watched some reactions on youtube and I noticed some people who have staned them for longer were saying they’ve never had a concept like the one for this mini-album. The song is indeed really, really, really good. The overall concept… IM SOLD
I’m gonna keep my eye on these boys from now on and I’m excited to see what is still to come by Boys Republic!
HAHAHA AND IF YOU REMEBER THE LAST TIME I POSTED SOMETHING LIKE THIS… REGARDING NU’EST
They are now my beloved sons honestly they’re so cute and beautiful and inspiring and their instagram posts get me eveytime specially Ren’s is2g that kid is an angel also Minhyun is my bias bC VOICE YES OMG I MELTED FIRST TIME I HEARD HIM SING AND EVENTUALLY IT GOT THE BEST OF ME oh well, this is how fast a girl falls for a group. You all have been witness of my process of falling in NU’EST’s fandom and it is most likely going to go down the exact same way with Boys Republic…
Today was the first day of school after spring break… why does time fly? (╥﹏╥) Though I’ve only got two months of school ahead, it’s going to be tough because of the midterms and final exams. First midterm is next week! It’s going to be crazy and I’ll probably won’t be able to post much… Aish, I just want summer break to come fast so I can ACTUALLY rest.
I also won’t be able to write today’s birthday posts… Still, wishing Austin, Jiho, Eunhyuk and Kong Hyo Jin a sweet and awesome birthday near their loved ones~~
Can you believe I just got home from school and I already have a project plan for Philosophy and a Math work sheet to turn in tomorrow? My math teacher also dated a test on mY BIRTHDAY FFS AHHHH
Day one just ended and I already need vacation again ಥ_ಥ BUT HEY WE CAN DO THIS ALRIGHT ONLY TWO MONTHS LEFT REMEMBER THIS WE CAN DO ANYTHING GUYS LETS ACE THIS YEAR
Today is Lee Hyun Woo’s 23rd birhtday (24th in korean age). Lee Hyun Woo is a korean actor, model and singer.
He started his career as a child actor in KBS’s Oolla Boolla Blue-jjang. As a teenager, Hyun Woo became better known for his roles in Master of Study and To The Beautiful You. He continued prooving his incredible acting skills in the movies Secretly, Greatlyand The Con Artists. After this, Hyun Woo has done several modeling endorsements, hosted music shows like Inkigayo and achieved his first leading role on KBS’s drama Moorim Schoolin 2016.
He has also been featured in a few music videos such as IU’s You & Iand Akdong Musician’s I Love You. His first work as a singer was the song Ode To Youth which was part of the OST of the movie Secreatly, Greatly. This year, he already worked with Louie of Geeks and O Broject and released the songs One Thing and Feel So Good that were part of Moorim School‘s OST.
Woah… if there’s an actor I’ve totally fallen for it’s defenitely Lee Hyun Woo! I’ve only watched one of his dramas – Moorim School, but his performance as Yun Shi Woo exceeded my expectations in every way possible. That drama was an overall amazing production and I’ll always wonder, until the end of my days, the reason for such low ratings I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT YALL
Lee Hyun Woo is a big ball of sunshine and talent and I absolutely wish him the best of luck and happiness, 생일 축하해요 오빠 ~~♥
YASSSSSSSSSSSS I WAS SO READY FOR THIS COMEBACK YALL HAVE NO IDEA THERES SO MANY STUFF TO TALK ABOUT REGARDING THIS IS2G OMFGFHDHJGUHJ
though at 15h05 i had completely forgotten it came out at 15h00 (blame the stupid timezones) if it wasn’t for my girls on our group chat haha.
I’ll start with the trailer and, with that, being bery honest. The trailer was pretty interesting and a lot of fun to watch, though it got quite weird and random when they all suddenly started flying around and by the time Junior was jumping off that building I had already lost track of what the hell had happened. It was confusing to the point that I kept wondering about the concept and kind of forgot about the tittle track itself and, when I realized that, my expectations for the title track unvoluntarily lowered. hOWEVER, they rose up right after that teaser video, oh, yes. And just now, a couple hours after the music video came out, I’m a proud fan who admits, once again, GOT7 exceeded my expectations. The song is honestly sosososo good and perfectly brings back GOT7’s fresh and hip hop-ish image that was kind of put aside after the past couple comebacks.
TBH IM STILL TRYING T PROCESS HOW GOOD THAT SONG AND THAT CHOREO WERE ITS STILL HARD FOR ME TO DESCRIBE IT SO YALL BETTER JUST GOT WATCH IT HONESTLY
As for the music video… Truth is I was so dazed when I watched it the first time I didn’t really pay attention to what was happening and it seemed quite simple and plain, you know, a few scenes of them flying and the rest was just them dancing… But it’s not really that simple. After watching the music video, the trailer starts to make some sense and we actually come to realize there’s a story behind this concept.
That’s when shit gets real.
Sorry but… it is.
If we look closely we can notice that something is going on with Junior that makes him stand out from the others, like he’s in another dimension or something…
HOLD ON, I’VE SEEN THIS BEFORE
AM I THINKING WHAT YOU ARE THINKING
OH NO, NOT THIS AGAIN
The one-alive-the-rest-are-dead concept is back to haunt us. WHY MUST THEY BE LIKE THIS IM SO ಥ_ಥ
At least that’s what it looks like to me… I’ve also seen a bunch of people on Twitter commenting the same. Basically, the behind story goes like this: all of them died (yanno when you see them flying and all) except for Junior but then when we see him jumping, that’s him trying to go to his friends. There are also those scenes where we see Jackson filming that add up to the theory. Woah, things just got really depressing for such an upbeat song. Dammit. wHY MUST MY IDOLS DO THIS.
Regarding the choreography, I don’t really know what to say yet. It seems pretty good but I need a dance practice or performance video or a live performance oR WHATEVER TO GET A BETTER LOOK AT IT. Meanwhile, we shall apreciate the amount of hip thrusts on the music video. Sorry not sorry.
ALSO I CANT LET MARK AND YUGYEOM’S RAP SLIDE HOLY SHGKIUFJ I SWEAR IT SAVED KPOP YALL I CANT EVEN RN ALL HAIL THIS GIVEN I AM SO OVERWHELMED
The album isn’t on sale yet – at least not in Portugal – so I wasn’t able to listen to those snipets on iTunes but that’s what the album spoiler is for, right? Click here if you haven’t heard the album spoiler!
It’s kind of hard to tell like this which songs are my favorites and which aren’t but listening to this, the ones that caught my attention the most were Can’t, See The Light, Rewind and Home Run – wHICH BTW WE MUST LOOK OUT FOR BC I WAS CONFUSED WHEN IT SAID ‘TITLE’ NEXT TO THE SONG’S NAME ON THE ALBUM SPOILER VIDEO SO THAT MEANS THERE WILL BE TWO TITLE TRACKS HOLY HSIHUFYGHUK
Alright, this is my take on GOT7’s most recent comeback! I hope I didn’t overreact too much I don’t want ya’ll to feel annoyed, I promise I tried to contain myself as much as possible…