Hot Dog!

Dashing Abhishek

Dashing Abhishek

In a recent interview on MTV Iggy to promote his latest film Delhi 6, Abhishek Bachchan declared “I wouldn’t want to play a hot vendor.” It had me rolling in a fit of giggles.  It was nice to watch a clip that was in full English for once instead of watching and wondering what’s going on.  Click through the link to watch for yourself.

Hot dog!

Hot dog!

Personally I wouldn’t mind too terribly seeing him play a hot dog vendor.  As long as he was the main character, had good dialogue and an interesting plot to go along with it.  Nothing is worse than an actor who sells out to a small unimportant role in a “western” movie just to be seen in America. Way to not sell out Abhishek!

Let’s all look like Geum Jan Di!

I was looking at winter jackets on YesStyle today and found this:

Add the Shinwha High badge and you're all set!

Add the Shinwha High badge and you're all set!

There are a few small differences, but I find it interesting and funny that anyone would really want to wear this around Seoul anytime soon. . .

Comparison Shot:

See?

See?

It might be ok here in the US where you wouldn’t be seen as a trend follower or a giant Boys Over Flowers fan, but it’s silly either way.   Just thought I had to share!

Name & Date Set

The name is official “BoA” for her English debut album.  The date is set for March 17th and it’s available for pre-order now from Amazon.com.  I’m getting pretty excited!  If pre-ordering is your thing (I’d rather go get it in the store on the day of release versus waiting for it to come to me in the mail, myself..) you can go to AllKPop.com and if you’re one of the first 100 to give them proof of your pre-order you’ll get a copy of the album signed by the pop-princess herself courtesy of the folks at AllKPop & SM Entertainment.  Only a little while to go!

Kinda boring cover art -ne?

Yanawaraba

There is a great duet that hails from Okinawa, Japan that I just love.  The band name is Yanawaraba (an Okinawan language saying meaning no-good kid in the dennice the menace kind of way.) and they are just lovely.  It is hard to find a group that breaks free of over-production and that stays true to themselves and what they want to be.  The group Yanawaraba is compiled of two childhood friends; Yuu Ishigaki (Vocals and sanshin) with Rio Aizato (Vocals and guitar.) The music they create definitely sets them apart from most moder Japanese Music.

A video is available here and I’ll set up a link for the music once I’ve gotten it all together.

It’s really hard to describe the sound of their music to someone who’s never really been exposed to Japanese music or traditional Asian instruments and singing styles.  The use of the sanshin is very relaxing, when mixed with the smooth harmonization of Yuu and Rio’s voices it’s just very soothing.  The music is uplifting, even if you don’t know the exact meaning of the lyrics.

:)

🙂