K-pop: Do you want some tea?

I love the styling in this new Hello Venus song “Do you want some tea?”

The video is super cutesy but the song is actually about female desire and wanting to take things to the next level in a relationship but being unable to make a move.

On a vaguely-Korean-related note, an interview with me is up at Asian Mom Blog. Thanks to Sommy for having me.  Check it out if you like Asians and/or moms!

Speaking of moms, I hope you have a nice Mother’s day–and if that’s off the table for one reason or another I hope you have a pleasant, low-key weekend. It seems like Mother’s day can be an emotionally fraught holiday for a lot of people. The cute kids at our church sing every year and I get a kick out of watching them but sometimes the talks really make me cringe.

Besides being Mother’s day, Sunday is also our wedding anniversary (12 years!) so, um, good luck with that, N.

Anna Kendrick + Kpop

What a horrendous week. I’ve been praying for those affected in Boston and Texas but feel helpless to aid in any substantial way. And while I try not to get political here, I found the Senate vote on gun reform disappointing and depressing.

This video brought me a much-needed laugh. (If you haven’t seen Pitch Perfect the cup thing they’re referring to in the video is this song that Kendrick performs in the movie.)

I hope you have a nice weekend with your loved ones. Hug them close.

K-Pop: Have, Don’t Have

This video for “Have, Don’t Have” by  Dalshabet is another one of my favorites. The song is catchy (that chorus!) and the video is charming.  For me it’s quirky in a sort of Wes Anderson-ish way and stands out from the ultra-polished K-pop videos other bands usually release.

When we were in Korea a few years ago we spent a day at a wholesale market like the one the video’s filmed at which makes watching it especially fun for me.

K-Pop Friday: I Like That

N made me another K-pop mix cd last night and I’ve been enjoying it as I’ve been driving around with the kids today. This song by Glam is on a previous mix cd but it’s a favorite of mine and one the kids request often.

I looked up the lyrics online. They’re kind of sassy.  My favorite part is the first verse:

When I’m sitting alone at a BBQ restaurant
And ordering a 2 person meal and cooking the meat by myself
I’m alright – I like that, I like that
I’m alright even when I’m alone

Eating way too much at a kogi buffet is something that I can, embarrassingly enough, relate to. Now I just need another girl group to write a song about shame-eating too many Girl Scout cookies and I can make a themed playlist  ^_^

K-Pop Obsessed

It started out simply enough: N and I showed the Gangnam Style video to the kids and they loved dancing around to it and requested to watch it all the time. Then we started watching other K-pop videos on Youtube with the kids. Next, N made me a mix-cd for my birthday so the kids and I could listen to K-pop in the car.  And then I liked it so much that he made me another, and another, and another!

Now, 8 times out of 10 you’re going to hear K-pop playing if you get in my car; N checks allkpop several times a day during his breaks at work; and we watch a few videos together every night, and lately E’s pretend-play centers around being the leader of his own “Big Bang squad.”

This is one of our favorite videos.  It’s kind of epic and I love the operatic sensibility. Also, I have a wee crush on Top (the one with the blue hair).

I know that posting’s been light lately–I’ve been pouring most of my energy into working out and trying to cook healthy meals and in the evenings I just mostly want to crash on the couch and watch tv (and K-pop videos).

But I have some things I want to share so I’m going to buckle down and get on it.  So please don’t give up on me quite yet 🙂

I hope you have a great weekend!