I’m In The Mood For: Lee Hong-ki’s Songs

I’ve been listening to songs by FT Island since morning, because I just can’t get enough of Lee Hong-ki’s voice specially today. His voice is so awesome to my ears it’s illegal, not to mention he looks abso-bloody-lutely adorable it’s ridiculous! I mean how soulful can this be:

Then there’s this too:

Of course some of their songs just wanna make you move it:

There’s also this re-donk-cilous song off the Heirs ost

So yes, I am in the mood for Hong-ki’s and FT Island’s songs, just because I’m giddy and everything else.

My LSS cum Acceptance

Cryptic title right, I think so too but who cares, I’m bad at titles and I know very well about that. Title aside, I’ve been having a battle with myself lately. I’m in denial and I am having this inner struggle if I’m going to accept the truth and be free or just continue hiding in my closet. That thought was processed for a week, yes; I needed a full week to process if I’m going to let you know of my current dilemma and that I have come to accept the inevitable (I just so hope my close friend is not reading right now.)

This is it, the moment of truth. I have an ICOMYM, I know it’s not such a big deal because after all, it’s not as if I am going to go as far as to cross a country to stalk the kid or something, well maybe the web is an enough means of stalking (LOL) still, it’s not so bad (that’s me consoling myself.)

It kind of started a few months ago, while my obsession of Korean Drama was at an all time high that I finish a series after the other; back when I devour one whole series in more or less three days (that is if it’s a 16 episode series) I came across with a particular series with an awesome soundtrack and me being me, I had to download it, it all started there. I noticed the voice right away, it stands out. It has this unexplainable quality that can melt you or break you depending on the melody, but I didn’t really pay much attention because, after all, I haven’t completely embraced K-pop, I was just watching K-dramas (trust me to reason with myself.) Thus, as I said, I didn’t pay attention only to fall deep in the end.

I heard that voice again mid October; he sang one of the songs on the OST of “The Heirs” my official drama crack of the year.  It got me really curious, who is the voice behind the song, who is that guy? I guess everyone knows what a person like me would do in this situation, ask your best friend, I mean everybody’s best friend: Google.

A few clicks and URLs later, I found out who the guy behind the voice was and I was surprised to know that he was one of the actors of that particular series with an awesome soundtrack that I downloaded; and he’s only 23! Well, I brushed that last detail aside. Turns out he’s in a band named F. T. Island as a lead singer. More clicks later, earphones plugged in (I love how dramatic and rebellious it looks) I listened to one song after the other and lo, I was hooked! I think I listened to the band’s song the whole day but I didn’t get tired of it. I can’t explain how appealing his voice is, it’s husky, melodic with angst, and it really stands out, not to mention the songs are actually good, melody and all.

One particular song really hit me hard and I have been singing it in my head for more than a week now and I am admitting that I have a fever, the K-pop fever and the first band that I am into is F. T. Island all because I was hypnotized by Lee Hong Ki’s voice (not to mention his looks) and as I have mentioned, I admit to having an ICOMYM and I guess it’s all fine, there’s nothing so bad about it.

Here’s my current LSS, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do:

[Day 13] Erl’s Music Chart (Name the top 10 songs you listen to right now)

Ah, songs, this here is getting interesting as it goes. When I first read the challenge list I was kind of happy that there is a song question because I love music, I have a song for my every mood – the theme song of my life. Who says I can’t have my own OST, if the K-Dramas and movies that I’m watching has one, I must have one too and I’m putting my foot down on this one! *fist pump* Back to the challenge list; as I said, at first I was happy, that is before I realized something, did it say something about top 10? Enter dilemma: this is going to be difficult especially if and only if I categorize it by language and I’m not sure if that is something to be proud of or what. I basically have songs on my playlist in four (4) languages: English, Filipino (Tagalog,) Korean and Thai, of course that’s not the order because it’s all mixed up but still, top 10? Difficult, very difficult well until I fully paid attention to the last part that says “you listen to right now,” and like the idiot that I am that just had an epiphany I told myself, “Ah, so that part was there, I should have opened my eyes as wide as it would allow.” So that being settled, here are the top ten (10) songs on my current Music Chart, in order:

1. Serendipity – 2Young

2. Madly – FT Island

3. Fight the Bad Feeling – T-Max

4. I Will Promise You – Jang Geun Suk

5. Today – Sung Joon

6. Jaywalking – Sung Joon

7. Moment – Changmin (2AM)

8. Bite My Lower Lip – Esna

9. A Thousand Years – Sungha Jung’s Guitar Cover

10. Wrecking Ball – Jun Sung Ahn’s Violin Cover

If you would pay attention and if your current Korean drama crack is The Heirs/The Inheritors then you would notice that most of the songs and my number 1 song are from the OST and nope, I am not embarrassed. (LOL)

There you have the Top 10 of my current Music Chart. How about you, can you name the top 10 songs you listen to right now?