Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Soup de moi - 10/03/14

So like the Soup on E!Online, I'll start to concatenate in one post the best of what I saw during the current week. Hopefully it's something that will go on and not like a one hit wonder.

I'll start with the episode 16 of this Criminal Minds season, called Mosley Lane...
In the past I had some friends question my love for this show, as they felt it could turn me insensible to the true horror of what was happening during some episodes.
I agree with them, but some episodes just put you right in your place.
Like this one.
It dealt with children's abductions. They had this theme before, but this one was just... It's like when you read in the papers that some missing child has been found after xx years. I felt for the parents, cause not everyone saw their child come back at the end. It was so sad!!

Continuing with the law enforcement theme, I caught up with some CSI I had missed. This one dealt with the death of a weather woman (Dee Dee), found dressed up like she's was working the streets.

Basically just because there is a woman in the car doesn't mean it safe to go in! OMG!!!! SO SCARY!

Anyway not everything was about depressing and scary stuff!

Now you see me, now you don't

The triangle formation just don't work in a choreography with 6 persons.  
It's not the same.
The song is still okay though.
2PM - Follow your soul mv

U-Kiss Vampire Ep. 6 - Date at the amusement park

So the guys continue on their dates at the amusement park
Recap after the jump

Friday, March 12, 2010

2NE1 - Try to follow me

What the f*ck did I just watch?? (part.2)
Actually I wanted to talk about this mv like ages ago, but I got sidetracked by the mess that was Lady Gaga's new videoclip over here.
Lady Gaga , you can learn one or two tricks from this one:
2NE1== Extreme fierceness!

Fashion wise
The girls of 2NE1 are just out there!!! While Lady Gaga and Rihanna wears a lot of creative stuff, most of it is custom made or just haute couture and I can only dream about it.
I think Park Bom  might be wearing an Alexander McQueen dress here but most of the time the girls from 2NE1  wear affordable clothes. Even if the probability that the item's sold out is very high, I still have my eyes set on the Star Wars cap that Sandara Park is wearing below
I now leave you with my favorites moments (images heavy, watch out!)

Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce - Telephone

Seriously what the f*ck did I just watch?
Hmm... I hope not.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hero Jaejoong to be featured in japanese magazine An An?

Today the news dropped.
Jaejoong might be featured in japanese magazine An An...
Ok so far nothing really jaw dropping, you tell me, except that An An is known for displaying male celebs in their simplest apparel and/or in rather compromising positions with female models...
So now it's Hero Jaejoong's turn? The fandom simply exploded. While fans in korea were lining up online to pre-oder the magazine, people on omona and popseoul were debating whether the photoshoot would be saucy or safe.
After all, I saw some pictures of some previous male celebs featured, and, oh boy!, some are very r-rated.

SHINee - Get Down feat. f(x) Luna

From left to right Onew (leader-vocals), Taemin (dance), Key (versatile), Jonghyun (main vocal), Minho (rap). Onew looks bothered on this pic lol.

I got first introduced to SHINee when they came to visit 2PM on Idol Show Season 3... At that time I thought they looked very young, with this very preppy-cute boy band image.
That was almost one year ago...
They have since released a mini-album : 2009, Year of us and with Get Down, I think the boys nailed their transition into what they've been hoping to turn to, that is a "man's" band - opposed to a boy band.
With a vibe that reminds me of old school hip-hop and the guys going hard on it, I couldn't believe I was listening to SHINee!! I didn't recognize them!!!
We're far from the romantic ballad Replay - Noona is pretty from one year ago!
Hopefully they'll continue in this direction [and Taemin will grow up]
SHINee - Get Down

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Alexander McQueen final collection in Paris

Alexander McQueen's teams presented his last collection, yesterday. Composed of 16 looks, it was heavily inspired by the middle ages and the renaissance, with luxurious fabrics, religious themes and heavy patterns.
I think we can expect to see a lot of it, as people will rush to try and pay homage, and with only 16 looks, I hope that we'll soon see those dresses at some events.
I feel the whole coat paired to the high collar is a little too heavy, but a modified strapless gown would be a delight. Too bad it came after the Oscars.

Really simple but cute, I can see someone like Natalie Portman or Meryl Streep wear this.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Oscars 2010 - The looks at the after parties

Everyone showed up... From some A-Lister missing from the main event to some serious D-Listers ...

Some looks I liked
For once Kate Beckinsale is not wearing a A-line/mermaid dress so I knew I had to feature her!

Some looks I didn't like
Can someone tell me what the hell is she doing here?

Monday, March 08, 2010

Oscars 2010

As usual nobody tried something exciting except Zoe Saldana and Diane Kruger but I feel their effort didn't produce anything breathtaking.

In the case of Zoe Saldana I feel there is too much going on... I don't really like the tie-dye effect on dress, especially on occasions others than going to the beach. Just add the glittery bust and, wow it's just an overall mess.

I don't like the divisions on Diane Kruger's Chanel Couture dress... Plus the ruffles in the middle give an overall look of french cancan, not very appropriate for the Oscars...

My favorite looks

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Gourmet Asian Fusion - 4050 Saint-Denis

How we ended up there
My cousin absolutely wanted to go to a bring your own wine restaurant not too far from Mont-Royal's station. She felt like italian at first but because my last time at l'Academie left me with a bad impression overall, I pressed her to choose something else. Turns out one of her friends had been to Gourmet Asia Fusion, an all you can eat asian restaurant,  just across the street from l'Academie so she set her choice on this one.

My sister is not fond of chinese food so she decided to bail out but I insisted on the fact that it was a fusion restaurant and than amongst all the chinese dishes, we might find some thai and who knows? Maybe some sushi or some indian as well!!!

Just before leaving to the restaurant we had a quick look at the menu. It looked so good on paper! We couldn't wait.... I was a little anxious because I was wondering if I would have enough space to taste a little of everything.

The setting
When we arrived, the restaurant was packed... People were waiting in line. The restaurant is quite small and it's difficult to navigate between the tables, especially if there are big reservations. I think they were at least 3 birthdays parties this night, taking up to at least 60% of the capacity of the restaurant.
We sat down and because I love to do that, I asked the waitress for more info regarding the meals and how it would work out.
Turns out that whatever you order, they bring for the whole table. If you have some left-over, they make you pay. So if you feel like eating some soup, you have to make sure everyone will want the soup or  that you can eat whatever's left . What a big surprise!! Nobody knew about this "rule" around the table, and they were already starting to select their meals. Despite the "warning", at the end,  the order sheet was almost full.
People started to panic but when the food arrived, we were all relieved!! They only give you one small plate, with food for maximum two persons on it. We were 11, and I think we ordered around 9 different meals, so we were okay... The only thing they bring in high quantity is the rice/noodles (of course).

The food
For 27 $ after the tip and taxes, the food was definitely not worth it. There were some good meals, like the General Tao Chicken (almost never a miss) and the Sea Salt Shrimps but all the rest was watered down. Literally.
The spring rolls and the soup were missing their shrimps and the dumplings were more like won-ton that real gyoza dumplings.
I think it's a good all you can eat restaurant but don't expect quality meals.

Friday, March 05, 2010

安室 奈美恵 (Namie Amuro) - Past < Future

Style : Hip-Pop (she's the queen of the genre)

Meiko is probably saying to herself " Finally, a post not related to kpop" !
My bad, I haven't listened to jpop in a long time but because of this mysterious cover and the artist featured on it, I decided it was time to give it another try.
I now present you the latest of Namie Amuro who, at 32 and with almost 20 years of music history behind her, is still fresh as ever... She found her style and is doing a good job at it.
Namie Amuro - Past < Future (2009)
  4. Bad Habit
  5. Steal my Night
  7. WILD
  8. Dr.
  9. Shut Up
  10. MY LOVE
  11. The Meaning Of Us
  12. Defend Love

Now don't ask me about the over use of CAPS in the titles, maybe she felt inspired by Kanye West, I  don't know.
I just want to take those last few lines and talk about FIRST TIMER.
Even if Dr. was one of the first track that really caught my attention, FIRST TIMER recently surpassed this track in the  playcount on my player.
The fast /scat beat is really out there and Namie Amuro clearly got outshined by the collective DOBERMAN INC. Like Bjork on her album Volta with Antony and the Johnsons, Namie Amuro made me discover a new artist I'll definitely check out and not that only!! I think I'll start paying attention to the latest jpop releases. It's time!

    Thursday, March 04, 2010

    Goodbye leadja ... The aftermath, one week after

    So this is it... Park Jaebum will not be returning to 2PM. In fact, JYPE ended his contract exactly one week before, the 25th of February...
    I remember, just before this day, my sister, talking to me about how excited she was about the conference happening the 27th, because you know, Jaebum might come back!!!But then, on the 25th, you should have seen her face... All day long she kept mumbling about this, she just couldn't believe it.
    And on the 27th...
    After the conference....
    Everything changed...

    I think this image I found on the 2PM's soompi thread perfectly resumes what is happening right now