As you probably can already tell, I have a lot of opinions! I have written reviews on music, kpop, dramas, books, technology, and cafes. Following is a list of all that I have reviewed so far.
music / kpop: this list not only contains reviews but some of my most signature and most viewed musings on kpop
- ALBUM REVIEW Why so Serious?, audio review of single
- Kya! Onew and Jung-ah, wait what’s he smoking?
- SINGLE REVIEW Fire
- ALBUM REVIEW Dream Girl
- OVERVIEW SHINee 2012 in review
- PERFORMANCE / SINGLE REVIEW SHINee’s 2012 Gayo Daejuns & SM The Performance’s Spectrum
- SINGLE REVIEW SHINee’s 1000 Years, Always By Your Side / 1000年、ずっとそばにいて…
- SINGLE REVIEW Dazzling Girl
- ALBUM REVIEW SHINee The 1st Concert in Seoul CD
- PERFORMANCE REVIEW Key finally does a solo cover of Lady Gaga: “Hair” and “Judas”
- PERFORMANCE REVIEW Taemin’s (not so shabby) final runs on Immortal Song
- ALBUM REVIEW SHINee is sooo back with Sherlock
- PERFORMANCE REVIEW Taemin’s third, fourth, fifth performances on Immortal Song
- PERFORMANCE REVIEW Taemin’s second performance on Immortal Song
- PERFORMANCE REVIEW Taemin’s first performance on Immortal Song
- ALBUM REVIEW The First, SHINee
- FAN ACCOUNT Waiting outside the hotel, SMTown NYC 2011
- PERFORMANCE REVIEW SHINee review, SMTown NYC 2011
- TRACK AND MUSIC VIDEO REVIEW Japanese Lucifer, track and music video
- Why do I bother fangirling SHINee anymore.. ?
- so is Key gay?
- Japanese Juliette (not a review, just an impression)
- PERFORMANCE REVIEW Jonghyun, Immortal Song, ep. 3, Overall assessment
- PERFORMANCE REVIEW Jonghyun, Immortal Song, ep. 2
- PERFORMANCE REVIEW Jonghyun, Immortal Song, ep. 1
- Lucifer album (I have not reviewed this album, but please look here)
- rumor: pervert-coordinator-noona? verdict: false
- TRACK AND MUSIC VIDEO REVIEW Japanese Replay, track and music video
- rumor: Taemin got a nose job, verdict: …
- SHINee’s height, weight, education
- so I have a signed SHINee Lucifer album now
- Chinese Shawol’s fan account of SHINee post-concert celebration, several disturbing observations
- Proposed new year’s resolutions 2011 for SHINee and me
- Best SHINee live performance outfits, 2010
- PERFORMANCE REVIEW SHINee biased analysis of Gayo Daejun 2010
- TRACK REVIEW Hot Times = Jonghyun Ear-Gasms
- gah Onew predebut photo, musings on plastic surgery
- formal analysis on one of SHINee’s Lucifer concept photos
- rumor: Taemin has a girlfriend, verdict: quite possibly
- formal analysis on Jonghyun’s concept photo for Lucifer
- CONFIRMED. TAEMIN DOES NOT HAVE ABS. HA.
- why SHINee’s “Hello” music video scares me. A LOT.
- why is Jonghyun dripping?
- what is Jonghyun doing in SHINee. he should be a solo Ne-Yo by now– updated with reflection
- complaints coming from an Americanized SHINee fangirl, and also why Lucifer is not a good title track
- rumor: Taemin from SHINee being bullied, verdict: like no.
- TRACK REVIEW Henry’s Trap featuring Taemin and Kyuhyun
- ALBUM REVIEW TVXQ’s TIME
- TRACK REVIEW TVXQ’s ANDROID (Toho, never come back to Korea please)
- ALBUM REVIEW EXO’s debut
- TRACK REVIEW TVXQ’s “STILL / One More Thing”
- ALBUM REVIEW BIGBANG’s “Blue”, BIGBANG’s ALIVE album review
- I like two-member TVXQ better than five-member TVXQ
- Justin Bieber, the ideal of kpop (?)
- Best kpop debuts, 2011 edition
- Jedward v. Tohoshinki, who recorded the better “Superstar”?
- PERFORMANCE REVIEW everyone but SHINee review, SMTown NYC 2011
- how to comment respectfully
- who’s gay in kpop?! Hilarious summary of 6theory thread and my thoughts
- Blush’s debut, “Undivided”
- impressions of Super Junior’s “Mr. Simple” in three simple tweets
- Brief thoughts on Japanese BoA, her duet with Daichi Miura
- my initial impression of Kevin Woo from U-Kiss. it’s scary.
- G-Dragon finally confesses he’s attracted to TOP. Further confirmation that G-Dragon is just too adorable.
- am I a kpop fangirl?
- three reasons why kpop loves groups
- New Asian girl group, Blush, to have Filipino, Korean, Indian, Chinese, and Japanese members! Flagrant Diversity! Yes!
- TRACK AND MUSIC VIDEO REVIEW flash review of Ayyy Girl, where is the club scene where Jaejoong + ho dance suggestively?
- who needs a boyfriend when you have a super idealized kpop guy with pink lips?
- to be updated: Lang Lang
- Andras Schiff
- Leif Ove Andnes
- Emerson String Quartet…
- Kuragehime, and believing in the power of shoujo again
- Middlemarch by George Eliot
- The Tragedy of Puddn’head Wilson by Mark Twain, Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
- Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
- American Pastoral by Phillip Roth, The Magus by John Fowles,
- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, The Surrendered by Chang-rae Lee, The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
- Lady Snowblood, Sakura-Gari (manga)
- The Godfather by Mario Puzo, My Sister’s Keeper by Jodie Picoult,
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- City of Glass by Paul Auster and its graphic novel adaptation
- The Introvert Advantage, How to Thrive in an Extrovert World
- The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
cafe: on permanent hiatus, because, alas, Starbucks has drawn me in with their rewards program. However, if I do visit other cafes, reviews may come out, they may not. I advise visiting Yelp, because I can really only drink so many drinks and eat so many tasty snacks at a time.