Ohh, and since it’s Sungmin’s birthday today, a happy birthday too XD.
Wow, I can’t believe 2008 has already ended O__O. It doesn’t feel like long ago I was sitting in class learning all that was required for the HSC. And now it’s the first day of 2009, a new beginning. Looking back, what exactly happened last year?
Excluding the fact that year 12 officially began, I guess what really changed in 2008 was my music taste. Besides the HSC, music really became a dominant part of my life, which is actually really odd, if you knew me before my obssession began ^^”. Before I re-entered the world of Cpop, Kpop and a tiny, tiny amount of Jpop. I really didn’t listen to any music. At all. The only English songs I would know were the ones from 2-3 years ago, i.e. 2005-06 ish o___o. And even then, I hardly knew any songs. Not that songs are meant to play a big part of my life, but compared to now, it really wasn’t a lot.
It’s funny how it was my Vietnamese friend who lead me back into Cpop, with her singing Guang Liang’s ‘童話’ throughout class ^__^. Then she started liking Wu Chun from Fahrenheit and I gained interest in the band. And as a result of Fahrenheit+S.H.E collabs, I began to like S.H.E too. However, all because of my brother, a part of the Kpop world was revealed to me. Although his interest in DBSK did not attract my attention initially, him laughing in front of the computer when watching ‘Super Junior Fullhouse’ certainly did. And thus I began my journey into Kpop fandom. ‘SuJu Fullhouse’ did not satisfy my hunger for more of SuJu’s cracktastic behaviour, and so I moved on to EHB. After that, it was watching their MVs, listening to their songs, watching the shows they appeared on as guests, etc. Not long after, DBSK began to grow on me, not because of SuJu’s collab with them in ‘Show me your love’, but because of their song ‘Hi Ya Ya’. Because really, who can not love that song ♥♥♥? I do think ‘Purple Line’ played a part too in igniting my interest in them too. Soon, Wonder Girls’ three ‘mania’ songs caught my attention and even though I don’t really follow them, it did open up my Kpop knowledge to including girls as well lol.
All because of Hankyung and Siwon, I watched Zhang Li Yin’s ‘Timeless’ mv and started listening to her music too. And with Jonghyun from SHINee singing a duet with her in one of her songs, I started listening to SHINee’s songs. Although I didn’t like their style at first, it grew on me and now I’m beginning to go through all the songs they’ve released. Of course, I can not forget how I wanted to get to know more Kpop ‘idol’ groups, and as a result started liking SS501. Even though I’m still not entirely familiar with them, they’re really growing on me and I’m eagerly awaiting their album to be released some time this year.
Besides all that, I think I’ve drifted further away from God in 2008. I just seemed to have lost motivation to listen carefully in Youth and during SMAC, which I know is not good. I can make excuses and say I just didn’t have the time, what with HSC and all, but deep in my heart, I know it isn’t true. I really pray that I’ll be able to spend more time with Him this year and learn more about His Word. Hopefully, the leadership camp will be of great help.
Reading through this entry, it’s really music dominated, isn’t it? To me, that was what really changed my life in 2008, but I hope this year, it’ll be more academically related, i.e. study more and procrastinate less. Which kind of goes against what I claim the point of this blog is.
The main thing to do in 2009?
Nothing much. Just 加油~!~