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Super Junior “Sexy, Free, and Single” Video

The renowned Korean pop group, Super Junior, has launched its 6th album, entitled “Sexy, Free & Single” on July 1. Only the teaser and highlight medley of the carrier single, which uses the same title, has been released 3 days ago. However, with the song set for launch on non-digital stores tomorrow, July 4, SMTown has finally released the whole MV on its official YouTube account.

“Sexy, Free & Single” features a slick, cool theme. Displaying 4 unique sets (3 for group dance and song and 1 for close-ups/solos) and  5 changes of clothes, the carrier single marks Kangin’s comeback from military and Leeteuk’s last album before he start his compulsory military service late this year.

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The MV highlights cool new sets with very modern feel. The members’ individual style exudes confidence and, without doubt, sexiness while the dance is relatively easy but sensational, thanks to the choreography from esteemed Devin Jamieson–the man behind the choreographs of singers like Michael Jackson, Usher, Hillary Duff, and Britney Spears.

Kangin is looking mighty fine in this video, although he will probably aim to lose some pounds. To be honest, I feel like he was pulled to work too soon; he barely had time to rest after his military release when the preparation, shoots, and promotions for the 6th album started.

Leeteuk of the famed KangTeuk couple, on the other hand, is looking hot and sexy. His solo clothes–or should I call them accessories?–reveals Teukie oppa’s good physique. I feel this is a way to get more attention from fans and viewers. No, I do not mean that as a bad thing. When you are going to be absent from the industry for two years, which is really a long time when you think about it, you need to make sure that people strongly remember you. Now, I know that Super Junior and angel Leeteuk has immense following, and millions of people will be waiting for his return. Nevertheless, getting the spotlight before you leave can do wonders.

Now, onto the other members.

First, Yesung. I have to emphasize this: I am Yesung biased. I love Ye Sung/Yesung/YeSung to the core. I just can’t help but fall in love with his very soothing voice and very quirky nature. In this particular MV, his exposure is a little toned but satisfying nonetheless.

For Shindong, I can’t help but feel his exposure or focus is soooo short. I hope they give him more time in the next MVs, although I am aware that doing so can be tough when their group has so many members. Or is it because Shindong is technically “not single”?

Eunhyuk looks as cool as ever. His aura when dancing is really something to reckon with. His solo outfit is also cool in my opinion.

Siwon. Well, I have to say, when it comes to getting attention through physique, no one in Suju can beat him. Lol. Anyway, in this MV, he again displays his built abs for people to see–something I am sure will get more fans screaming with joy.

Donghae leads the opening of the song with such a smooth voice. He seems to be getting cooler and cooler with every new MV.

Although Sungmin is often seen as quite effeminate like Ryeowook, he always displays a rough tough look in MVs, and this one is no exception. I think the black net on his shoulders should be kept throughout their dance in one of the sets, though (you will probably understand what I mean once you have watched the MV for a good number of times).

Dear Ryeowook still looks cute here. For some reason, no matter what he wears, he still looks cute and child-like.

Finally, Kyuhyun. As always, Kyu displays a mature aura. I wonder if they can make him feel younger in the next MVs. Oh, I do not mean he looks old, just that he seems to think and act older than his age, so I can’t help but wonder how he will look like if they try to style him in such a way that he will look and feel younger–kind of like Ryeowook or something.

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2012 in Music

 

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Welcome to Asia!

This is the very first post for this blog, so I would like to make it snazzy and cool and engaging. However, I’m not really sure what to I should first write about. There are a lot of things in my mind, and I have hundreds of things I want to share.

Now that I think about it, though, it will be most beneficial if I start with a good introduction of what this blog will offer to you, my dear readers.

MyAsianLove: A Closer Look at Southeast Asia

I’ll be honest here and say that I haven’t gone to every country in Southeast Asia. In fact, I’m still planning my first out-of-the-country trip and working on getting my visa. That doesn’t mean, however, that my love for Southeast Asian things is less than those who have gone on multiple trips. I’m actually confident to say that my burning passion for them is as intense as the blazing sun’s fire.

That said, let me give a rundown of the things you can expect to find in my upcoming blog posts:

Drama and Movie Reviews and Mini Recaps

I’m a big drama and movie lover. I watch Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, and Mainland China dramas as well as movies. For movies, I might also review some from Thailand every now and then. For Mainland China dramas, though, I will be sticking with wuxia–the kind of drama that involves a hero, is generally set in ancient times, and includes martial art fights. Yes, that’s certainly my kind of thing.

Just so it’s clear: Reviews will usually be quite long as they will present summaries, character introductions, my own critiques or analysis, and other comments. Recaps, on the other hand, will be shorter since they will only include summaries and comments. That is to say, with recaps, specifically mini recaps, I’ll be assuming that you’re already familiar with the drama or movie’s setting and characters and you’re just not sure what happened. I intend to create mini recaps for dramas, but I might occasionally use them for movies as well.

If I get the time and motivation, I might even end up reviewing older movies by Jet Li, too, so if you also happen to be his fan, you will have some thing to really look forward to. 😀

Music and Singers

Asian music often sound so soothing, and that calming music is what I want to share in this blog. That said, I’ll be sharing songs, instrumentals, as well as drama and movie tracks that I believe will feel soothing and be of interest to you. I will also be giving the spotlight to specific singers and groups.

Food

This is the one thing I can’t ever forget to include. I love to eat, and my being a picky eater won’t stop me from trying new things at least once. From appetizers to main dishes to desserts, you will surely find some mouthwatering Asian and Asianized (I hereby coin this term for anything that did not originate in Asia but recreated to have that Asian feel) dishes that will certainly be a hit to virtually everyone you know. I’m using the word “virtually” just because different people have different tastes and some food, regardless of how delicious they are, will still not appeal to certain types of people.

Art

I draw and write, and I want you, dear reader, to get inspiration from these things, too. I’m not a perfect artist and writer, and I won’t claim to be one, but I certainly have some ideas or knowledge that might help you with regard to drawing and writing better. To help you more, I’ll also be featuring different artists, both in digital and traditional media, and writers who are Asian or are creating a buzz in Asia.

Current Events

From politics to inventions to new gadgets–any news that I believe is worth sharing, I will be sharing. 🙂

Sneak Peak

Want to know what the next couple of posts will be about? Well, here are some pictures to enlighten you! 😀

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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