Skip to main content

Music Time: ONE OK ROCK!

I suppose my friends may have seen this post coming for sometime now. I have been borderline obsessed with ONE OK ROCK after listening to their song The Beginning which was utilized as the song that plays in the credits of the live action Rurouni Kenshin movie, which is highly recommended by the way! I have watched the movie at least 4 times! Fans of the Samurai X movie may love this movie more than others (understandably). Anyway, as this post is about OOR, I will refrain from rambling too much about the Kenshin movie.

OOR is a Japanese rock band that was formed in 2005 after Toru, then a highschooler, decided to form a rock band. Together with Ryouta, they then brought in Taka as the vocalist (who was rather hilariously, an ex-member of Jpop boyband, NEWS). Tomoya replaced Koyanagi Yu as drummer, who went on to be an actor instead. Not that it was a bad choice. I loved Koyanagi's portrayal of Chiba in Yankee-kun to Megane-chan! Originally they debuted as a 5-piece rock band but Eurasian guitarist, Alex, left the group in 2009 after his *cough* train scandal.

I love their sound and Taka's ability to do slow ballads and rock songs at the same time. My favourite song picks at this moment in time would be The Beginning, Clock Strikes, Be The Light, Keep It Real, My Sweet Baby and C.h.a.o.s.m.y.t.h.! They also collaborated with Simple Plan for a special version of Summer Paradise! Check out their music videos at their Youtube channel!

Taka is especially popular in South Korea for his friendship with FT Island frontman, Lee Hong Ki. I also love OOR's crazy poses in front of the camera. They seem completely unable to take normal photos. I really dig their brand of quirky!

More crazy photos after the jump!

Taka just celebrated his 25th birthday recently! 
Happy birthday, Taka! *throws confetti*


Popular posts from this blog

Funniest Malaysian Names!

I laughed out loud for 10 straight minutes reading this old post at Mr. Badak's website! If you must know, I was searching for the meaning of mulau (crazy in Kadazan) because I wasn't quite sure of the meaning (I'm a poor excuse for a Kadazan), and I stumbled across this. It's not even the post itself (about an unfortunate man named Mulau bin Burit) that was the absolute funniest, it was the commenters! Teachers and government workers come across the funniest names...

Imagine being named...
Alias bin Mati
Injin A/L Bot (changed his name already...)
Penus (Oh dear.)
Labiah binti Kondong
Ignor Ingor
Blueberi anak Dewberi (This made me laugh the hardest!)
Gary Forceps (Waa, future scientist)
Bau Taie
Padang bin Ragut - Keningau/cattle owner
Putih Kusambut Hitam Kulambung - Lahad Datu
Tulis bin Pen - policeman
Duit bin Ringgit - policeman
Jambangan Bunga bte Setangkai
Mat Tonton bin Gusuk - mini bus driver
Jumau anak Harimau - Sarawak
Lopung bin Tangkalamai - Tambunan
Morris anak M…

Lee Je Hoon to Belt Some Notes for Paparotti!

How cute is this piece of news? Everybody's favorite actor gone for military service, Lee Je Hoon, is acting as a gangster who wants to sing! Jang Ho (Lee Je Hoon) has a talented voice, but because of his poor family background, he became a gang member. Nevertheless, Jang Ho still likes to sing and desperately wants to become a singer. He enlists the help of Sang Jin (Han Suk Kyu) who used to be a well regarded performer in Italy, but is now a music teacher at a local high school in a small city. He's not the most passionate of teachers. Kang So Ra plays Sook Hee, a classmate who has a crush on Jang Ho. 
This movie is based on the true story of Kim Ho Joong, who first appeared on Korean TV Show, Star King, on July 18, 2009. During the program, Kim Ho Joong surprised people with his vocal abilities and also made people cry because of his back ground story. He grew up as a troubled kid who joined gangs, but because of his grandmother he began to sing in earnest. Stills and the …

Gawky Poses People Do Best Forgotten

Ever seen a pose that you thought looked terrible even though the person doing it is a mega hot fiiiiiine piece of...well, you get my drift. I'm sure if I asked a guy, they would have plenty of other suggestions but here are just three that occurred to me while typing out this post.

1. The Angry Chicken Pose

E.g. Sohee from the Wonder Girls (middle girl) - BTW their new album WONDER WORLD is out! Check it out! :)

I have never seen anyone pull this off and still look attractive. (Also known as The Stomach Ache or Pelvic Thrust)

2. Woman Draped on a Car Pose

No offense to auto babe ladies everywhere, but I can never find this not tacky. It must be difficult to twist yourself in a sultry pose on a heap of metal (something I, a mere mortal, can never hope to achieve) and I'm glad that at least you're being paid for it.

3. Cutesy Asian Poses

There's a whole multitude of these but I'm pretty sure you're familiar with the like. E.g. Peace Sign (I'm totally guilty of this…