May alternated between really fun and exciting to almost frustratingly boring. There were periods where I just lazed around doing nothing and then other times, I had so much to do. This was just the last time I had to really spend time with my friends before we head off into the “real” world (my graduation is this Saturday..*starts breathing really heavily*). I had such a great time at my school’s Spring Splash concert. The lineup was awesome. The Naked and the Famous performed which was kind of like my dream come true because I’ve been a fan of them since high school. Although why I didn’t get a picture of them is beyond me.
Some of my other favorite performers were Trey Songz (he played all his slow songs), TY Dolla Sign, and RL Grime (he was sooo good)
May was a very music-y month in general which is weird because I’m the type of person to just become obsessed with 4 songs a month and listen to them over and over again until I get sick of them. But even more interesting is that I listened to a bunch of kpop this month which if you know me well is not something that happens very often. I even learned what the word “bias” means in kpop fandom. My friend introduced me to Apink’s The Wave this month which I loved. But then, he told me that Jeong Eunji (who was the lead in Reply 1997 aka one of my fave kdramas) came out with a solo mini album “Dream” and I listened to it and oh man, do I love this album. It’s one of those rare albums where you love every single song. I’m just honestly so mesmerized by her voice. She just drags out words with just the right amount and it’s so strong but so clear..ugh I love it. My favorites from the album are:
The music video is so soothing and whimsical…
and It’s Ok
Can I just say flawless??
Besides Apink, I have been loving BTS‘s new releases: Forever Young, Fire, and Save Me. Fire wins for favorite song (and weirdest music video, like why is that guy ironing the guy’s shirt that’s still on him???)
Save Me definitely wins for best choreography. It’s so precise and controlled but so graceful at the same time. Love it.
I also did not know khiphop was a thing until I looked at the spotify playlist and started listening to Okey Dokey.
It is so catchy and energetic. Also, sidenote, one of the lyrics in English is “I want cheesecake”. Do I even want to know the context?
Continuing my trend of loving Korean culture, I also ate a lot of Korean food. I went to a tofu house in Koreatown. I think I just love Korean side dishes in general and how you can just mix everything together and it would taste great regardless like bibimbap.
And of course, kbbq. Bulgogi and brisket for life. Also goodbye money..
And what is Korean culture without a korean drama? Coincidentally out of all the TV and movies I watched, a korean drama just happened to be my favorite this month. I did not plan this guys. But anyways, congratulations to my favorite TV show this month, Signal, for pulling at my heartstrings BUT also winning Best Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Drama at the 52nd Baeksang Awards. I stayed up till 6am watching the livestream of this. This is literally the only allnighter I’ve pulled in my four years of college. But anyways, Signal seriously deserves all the praise. A mystery thriller with a touch of magical realism that was so suspenseful but so touching. I write all my rambly thoughts about it here.
The rest of my month was going to some formal events with my fraternity including initiation and banquet. The banquet was to celebrate the seniors’ graduation and our progress this quarter.
It was bittersweet going to my last formal event as an undergrad which seems to be a theme for this month.
Jumpman by Drake
Pop Style by Drake
Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake
Chainsaw by Nick Jonas
Micellar Cleaning Water (actually makeup melting)
Star Trek: Beyond
I have to mention Star Trek 3: Beyond trailer because it’s gonna be epic and because confession so far I’m liking the Star Trek movies more than The Force Awakens..please don’t kill me.