The long-anticipated Japanese album has almost arrived. “Paparazzi” (video below) is Girls’ Generation’s first single from the album to be released later this year.
This is actually their first Japanese song I find catchy. In the past I never regard their Japanese singles as memorable as their Korean singles, but to this I immediately caught myself tapping my foot during my first listen.
K-pop listeners would recognize the familiar BOOM BOOM BOOM and RA-TA-TA lyrics from the song. I was so surprised because these words are almost like 2NE1′s signature lyrics, although for this song it worked anyway.
I like that they said life is a party.
Anyways. One MV after another, I keep thinking, man these girls are so beautiful – seriously. Especially the trio TaeTiSeo, after all that I’ve seen in their recent debut, with hits such as “Twinkle” and “OMG”.
(“OMG” – my favorite track from their mini-album, “Twinkle (which is the same as the title of their first single)”).
Not to forget the tallest members YoonA and SooYoung (both from whom I search for style inspirations), and the rest of the ladies in the group. If you haven’t realized, I’ve been a faithful stalker of Soshi Styling. I get most of my everyday style from these girls. Early this year when SooYoung wore the celebrated pink dress by DKNY, I have no second thoughts about getting it right then and there. Why did I say it’s famous? Because it’s not within 3 weeks that Net-A-Porter have sold it all out!!! It’s been out of stock and never on sale again since then. I’ve never wanted a dress this badly, including my prom dress 6 years ago. Oh well.
Since I’ve already mentioned it – I’ll just tell you now. After I return to Jakarta later this August, I’ll be posting my everyday style on this blog frequently. I like to dress up a lot when I’m in Jakarta. There’s a lot of energy in my hometown, and not a doubt I feeling belonged in the city. This is a completely different feeling from living in San Francisco for me. That’s why I don’t even put in any effort to dress up as long as I live here. My history of deep depression grew here, and I rarely see depressed teens in Jakarta either. This is another topic of its own, so let’s steer clear from that.
So yeah, lookbook, coming soon.
Speaking of physical appearance, I’ve lost 4 kg so far from the weight I gained throughout my years living in the U.S. (5 years!). When I first came here, I was about 50kg or so. I’ve always been the type who eats anything I want and still look like a skeleton. I participated in a hot dog contest where I was the only girl who competed with 9 other boys, and I got 4th place.
That’s history. Over time, specifically when I moved here to San Francisco from West Lafayette, I gained 8kg, like many other girlfriends of mine who are, like me, still finding ways to go back to our original weight safely, then make it as our stable weight again. We all said the same thing: When we first came here, the average portion sizes in restaurants are for giants. They’re not even the size for our boyfriends or brothers or other guys we know. They’re just big. Over time we’ve kind of gotten used to it, until we realized something’s deeply wrong with our changed way of eating the moment we stepped on the scale the next time.
After watching Girls’ Generation’s new MV, how can I not get motivated to continue my weight loss progress? After all, I’ve been there before.
Of course I worked my ass off for the above figures. I was the same weight as I was when I first came here in these pictures, but I looked about, say, 200% fitter? This was when I was so crazy about running and that I can run on empty but still able to run more than 10 miles or more at one time. I eat super clean (like I do again now), and then I regained it all again because of stress, depression, and all that ugly stuff 2-3 years ago. Now I’m losing 4kg again without even exercising… So I guess the only way to lose the remaining 4kg is to exercise?!
And dance. I loved to dance. I still do.
Speaking of dance, I just had my iPad in hand while it was playing Wonder Girls’ “Like This” MV on YouTube. With it, I also had my inner and outer thighs coming in and out like that.
Try it. I’m sure you’ll like it too. Moving too little – that’s the main cause of so many first-world disease.