A year has gone by again in a flash and I thank everyone who has been visiting even though I am not updating this at all.
I also got to meet the singing diva, Charice Pempengco when she was in Singapore on the 27th for the Singapore Idol finale.
Boy did she really wow me with her powerhouse vocals. It was really amazing to see her performing live than from youtube (where she is already so awesome). It’s really no joke where I have goosebumps as she belted her songs. Seeing the video replays on Youtube just doesn’t do her justice.
It was also nice to meet her backstage. Had a hug, handshake, high-5 but forgot to take a photo with her. Hope that she releases great music in future.
Joining allkpop has more or less been a good stint because I need not be a 1-man show anymore and have a more fulfiling life. And at least I am writing for a purpose, since allkpop is really becoming really huge if you see all the exclusives, etc that it has gotten over the past year.
A lot has happened in 2009 in the Kpop world and like always, most will remember the bad more vividly than the good. Incidents like Jaebeom, TVXQ, H1N1, etc have dominated news headlines for much of 2009.
I have more or less kept up with my schedule of watching my yearly staple of dramas in 2009 and there were as usual a mixture of good and duds despite my careful selection. My top dramas were The Man Who Can’t Marry, You’re Beautiful, IRIS and Queen Seon Duk. All dramas were equally good.
As for variety shows, there were the usual staple diet of 1N2D, Family Outing and Infinity Challenge. I also added Invincible Youth and Strong Heart to my weekly must watch shows. My winner would be 1N2D for its sheer unpredictability and insane fun over the others.
Music-wise, it was a good year for Kpop fans although there were notable absentees from previous years like TVXQ, Big Bang and Wonder Girls who won major awards in 2008. But it was never a dull moment in 2009.
Here are my top 10 picks in no particular order.
Baek Ji Young feat. Taecyeon – My Ear’s Candy
Baek Ji Young – Don’t Forget
8eight – Goodbye my Love
T-ara and Supernova – TTL
Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra
2NE1 – Fire
Super Junior – Sorry, Sorry
SNSD – Tell me Your Wish
After School – Because of You
Park Hyo Shin – After Love
I also got many requests from people asking me to upload videos again, write again here and on wondergirls. But really, when I said I would stop, I mean it unless otherwise for special occasions, or if allkpop sack me or something. I don’t make empty promises like others.
Hope you enjoy your year and all the best to anyone who is reading this to have a great 2010! The Fifa World Cup is coming again, woohoo!
p.s. With regrets, there’s no Wonderbang to follow on from 2007-08. Guess it’s really the end. We the fans probably made them famous too quickly.