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Pop Culture News…

If you’ve been following the story of Jessica, of Girls Generation… then you’ll know by now that she’s been ousted. Now that she’s no longer part of SNSD. Reasons being, she was “too focused on outside ventures”. She, however, had this to say about the situation:

“I was excited about our upcoming fan events only to shockingly be informed by my company and 8 others that as of today I am no longer a member,” Jessica wrote about her Girls’ Generation exit. “I’m devastated-my priority and love is to serve as a member of GG, but for no justifiable reason, I am being forced out.” – (reported by hollywoodtake)

Soooooooo, with this behind her, Jessica is now launching her own fashion brand. According to the kpopherald, she began promotions on Monday barely a week after been exiled. Her new brand? BLANC & ECLARE.

So those hoping for her to rejoin SNSD, I’m not sure that’s going to happen. I’m curious to see what the entire line will consist of and how much it’ll cost. From what I’ve seen, so far it’s just really nice sunglasses. I could be wrong and she could be in the process of expanding so we’ll see. For me, currently, it’s really nice but it’s kinda pricey.

But let’s reflect on happier times. Girls Generation when they were all together…

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Artist of the Week: Crush

So, I do this thing where I try to find new artists to listen to. Sometimes I find them through friends, other blogs, or people I follow. The one artist that really has been sticking with me lately is… Crush.

Crush, is apparently a producer and singer-songwriter, who is making a big splash on the scene. He’s worked with artists such as Gaeko, Jay Park, Lydia Paek (another one of my favs who I will highlight later). He has like this hip-hop/r&b vibe going and I really like his sound. So for the week of October 5th [I start my highlight weeks on Sunday] Crush will be the Artist of the Week! Check him out!

Crush ~ Sometimes

First Stop… Twenty-Three

There’s no coincidence behind the name, I love the age of 23. The age of 23 has been known as a year of understanding, growth, and change. Most people begin to come into their own at the age of 23. It’s almost like getting your first real clue of who you are and where you’re headed.

Why Station? Because I believe in life being a journey with different routes, stops, and transits. (Notice the train reference? Cheesy I know…) So… Twenty-Third Station.

To begin, I’m learning Korean. I began learning about 3 months ago. It began on a whim and I decided to just run with it. I hadn’t really been exposed to the language before but after spending hours upon hours watching KBS and other Korean broadcasting stations, throw in some kdramas and movies with some music and bam! I’m fluent. lol I kid. I kid. I’m nowhere near it. But what I know now is far more than I did. That’s what learning is all about to me. You have to start somewhere right? So what I’ve decided to do for this blog is to provide what I didn’t have but desperately wanted…

Words/phrases of the day. <<=== You need them. Use them in day-to-day conversations. Practice.

Songs and music outside of the standard groups. <<=== Solo artists need love too! I’m introducing all that I find old and new. (They’ll be new to me soooooo…)

Culture. <<== Arts, paintings, poetry, books… I’ll even throw in, “why do you have to do xyz?” “Why do the say xyz in kdramas? Do they do this in real life?” I’ll research it and post it so you can easily find it!

Food. <<== What are they eating all the time in those kdramas anyway??? (I’ll even try it, tell you about it, and post recipes.)

And last but not least —- News and gossip. Duh!!! I’m sure a lot of people are curious as to what goes on behind the scenes and what’s currently going on in the news right? I won’t be invasive though. I’m not paparazzi I can only post what’s in the news. (Korean and American) I’ll let you know what I find. Rants may ensue.

…If you aren’t I’ll have tons of other things that’ll interest you.

We’re on this journey together! So ask me and I’ll research it.