You Know You’re A Fangirl When . . .

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You know you are a fangirl when…..you walk into your neighborhood arts and crafts store seeking a frame for the free poster you received when you purchased the latest CD of your fave group. Then, you realize that since the poster is of foreign birth, its dimensions differ from the standard sized frames available on US shelves. What’s a fangirl to do?

The answer: custom framing.

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Something New ~ From The Korean Musical Stage

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Before you start to roll your eyes thinking I am creating yet another outlet here on my blog to love on G.O, let me explain!!!!^^

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[series] 116 Reasons to Love Byung Hee: More #10 ~ All of Me Believes G.O Is Already A Legend

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The more I commit myself to accepting the fact that I am a fangirl, and G.O my one and only true bias, the more I believe that there is no such thing as coincidence. On August 17th, after a long hiatus of my series 116 Reasons to Love Byung Hee, I published a post entitled Undercover Cover Lover, a discussion, for the most part, of the English songs G.O has covered over the course of his career with Tykeys and now MBLAQ. Two short days following the publication of that post, a video leaks of G.O covering yet another Western R&B artist’s song: John Legend’s All of Me.

If it is a coincidence, then I’d have to say the universe has a pretty cheeky sense of humor. That aside, the 1:41 clip of just his voice and piano lays further foundation that G.O is sincerely born to sing and is a master at his craft.

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[series] 116 Reasons to Love Byung Hee: #10 ~ One More Cover To Love

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Well….shame on me!!!! Thankfully, friend of the blog, Nan, jogged my rusty memory about this one ~ G.O’s heartfelt rendition of Eric Benét’s Still With You, a slice of which he gave us in Episode of 7 of Sesame Player. Perhaps the most embarrassing part of me failing to remember this one is that I actually uploaded the clip to my You Tube channel.

**FANGIRL FAIL**

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[series] 116 Reasons to Love Byung Hee: #10 ~ Undercover Cover Lover

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When you wake one morning and realize all you want to do is sing, you hear music in everything. I have a feeling this is exactly what G.O felt when that realization hit. From that point on, he most likely became an ardent student of music. And although it was no doubt he was hearing his own compositions in his head and perhaps keeping a journal of poetry that would transform into lyrics, the first songs he sang were probably the songs of other artists. For G.O, I suspect the songs he sang in those early days were his guide and his lessons, and the artists themselves, his mentors and his teachers. It is no wonder then he would ultimately pay homage to them by covering those songs that guided him to become the incredible vocalist he is today. The beauty of his education, however, is that he did not limit himself to the songs of Korean artists. His deep respect for music (all music) and his choice to cover many songs that were sung in a language foreign to him (English) are valid and honorable reasons to continue to love this amazing man.

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Three Reasons – Four Fan Signs

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Who flies from Chicago on a Thursday, arrives Seoul on a Friday, rushes through those very streets of Seoul on Saturday and Sunday (barely arriving in time to 4 separate events), and then boards a plane back to Chicago on Monday to be at work by Tuesday morning? I do. Frankly, these are exactly the kinds of adventures I love to experience. For this one, however, I had three very good reasons to go. So…don’t judge!^^

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Subtle, Sweet & Sonic – MBLAQ Takes The Stage As A Trio

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I think this is becoming commonplace for me….I see my bias and something happens. My world gets gently rocked. My mind goes into a flux. I grasp to find balance and try to remain coherent. The thought of putting together a couple of sentences to verbalize (and of course memorialize) the experience escapes me for at least a good month, sometimes longer. Such is the case here, again.

This could be problematic. The further from the experience I get, the possibility of remembering becomes an issue, especially at my age. However, when it comes to the gentle G.O, the one who has unceremoniously laid claim to my heart, those experiences I have involving him tend to leave their mark. Those moments are pretty much imprinted and branded into the memory of that heart, and I am forever scarred. You see, heart memory is strong and true. Like any muscle, it remembers. Therefore, I have faith I will be able to share with you at lease some of those moments I had in his presence this past June when I attended the shows at Omiya Sonic City in Japan.

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