Oct 29, 2014

Glorious Photo Shoots - October Round Up

Bangtan Boys - Ceci Magazine October Issue ‘14
Fall has come upon us once again, and this time it's BTS, here for "Céci Magazine", that invites you into this wonderful journey through the greatest pictorials of October. Not going to lie, this photo-shoot made me cry tears of joy.

Oct 27, 2014

I'm Back.....Kinda

After what feels like forever, I have made the decision to slowly start up my blog again with a fresh sense and direction. I's been almost a month since I jumped ship and although it isn't an extremely long period of time it still served its purpose as I hoped it would. Things have just been crazy in my life the last couple of weeks and now when I'm finally getting my one week break for fall, it seems like a good place to start up this blog again.

I kid you not when I tell you how stressed I've been over school, work and my other activities lately, so much that I actually thought about quitting pretty much everything I was doing,  but eventually I pulled through. Oh, and I also recently got my much awaited driver's license, so that's really exciting for me although it was a hugely stressful procedure to accomplish. I've also dyed the ends of my hair turquoise and suffered from two colds within this four week period. So not only have I been stressed, I've been sick too. As you probably can tell I'm not entirely relaxed yet and considering I have a report due this Sunday I do have some work to do, but now I have the days free to do so. Isn't it ironic how you'd want to skip school just so you could stay home and study...for school? Yeah, it's kind of messed up.

Anyway, the whole K-pop thing probably should be discussed shortly too. Seriously guys, this year has been screwing us all over time after time again and I don't think we've seen the last of it yet either. It's funny how Jessica's departure from her beloved group really affected me in a way that I wasn't the slightest prepared for. Since I know the industry as well as I do and I am aware of all the faults and ugly sides of things, I shouldn't have been so emotionally shocked, but that break-up in particular was a real wake-up call for me. It appeared even the seemingly strongest bonds aren't unbreakable and it showed me just how much of it is actually a business, more than I think I knew before.

This time now, I feel like I'm coming back with a much realistic outlook on things, or at least I hope so. I've been slightly damaged yes, but hopefully it won't distract me too much from things. I am now much more mentally prepared for any additional contract terminations or such, and with that in mind I'm also awoken from my more naive way of viewing the industry. It's all just a question of money, management and personal health and no matter how you put things, everyone's in it for themselves despite how well most group members seem to get along.

On that note, I welcome you all back to this blog and hope you'll stay with me as I continue to pray about SHINee, so far the only SM group intact and scandal-free.

Oct 1, 2014

Blog Update

As of recent events, I've decided to go on an indefinite hiatus and stay away from blogging activities for a while. I won't shut the blog down, but I'm going to take a break to focus on other parts of my daily life. I know I'm not the most frequent blogger but I always feel this pressure on my shoulders that I should post this and post that, and recently I've really haven't had either the time or motivation. Since school started I feel like all my spare time has gone lost, and as well as working 2-3 times a week it's been hard to do anything blog-related. It had gotten to the point where I saw the blog more a duty than something I did for fun, and I don't want it that way at all. I figured the best decision was to back off for a while so that I could rediscover the joy I first had when starting this blog.

Secondly, I will not only lay off blogging, but I've decided to take a break on K-pop entirely. As any fan knows, following this huge whirlwind of an industry is extremely time consuming and at times even exhausting. This year has been one of the messiest ever on top of that, and the recent SNSD scandal was really the deciding factor. There's so much, pardon my language, stupid shit going on that I don't feel like keeping up with anymore, and no matter how much I love all bias groups I'm at the same time way too attached to them to ever even imagine on the members getting kicked out as with Jessica. No one is safe, as recently proven, and although I didn't think I would be that affected it hurt deep down in my heart when I found out what was actually happening.

There's just so many other parts of my life that I would like to do more of, such as reading, playing guitar, singing, spending time with friends and family, watching movies and series and doing all those things without checking K-pop news' sites every 10 minutes. I also am very busy both with school and work and I don't want to run a half-dead blog just barely keeping it alive by posting mediocre posts every once in a while. I hope you all understand where I'm coming from and I promise I will be back soon, I just don't know quite when yet.

Stay awesome,