Kaori Kobayashi

I never really liked jazz music. Growing up, I always thought jazz is for “old peoples” only. One night, while browsing youtube, I saw this very talented young Fil-Am guy doing a sax cover of a popular korean song (ok, so i listen to KPOP whatever and I adore 2NE1 hahaha). I totally love it. He turned an acoustic song into something jazzy and fun and sexy.

So I browsed some more jazz videos and found this cute Japanese girl playing the saxophone – Kaori Kobayashi. Woowww I haven’t seen a female saxophonist this good.

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Awesome lung power!!! I don’t think I can hold and control my breath that long which means I can never be a sax player haha. I swear by all the gods, I will let my kids learn to play piano, violin and sax. Wala lang.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Sandara Park

Sandara Park became a hit after winning SCQ in ABS-CBN. You’ll see her on TV series, movies, billboards, commercials etc., but when Kim Chiu won PBB teen edition, her shining star started to fade. Her career ended, in short.

From what I gathered, she left the Philippines several years back to pursue studies in her mother country. I thought she was really going to a University but oh boy, all these years, she was actually attending multimedia classes to become a big star in Korea.

Now, after a few years of not appearing on screen, the phenomenal star is back and shining better than ever! Last year, she debuted as a part of girl group 2NE1. Oh, I am a fan of 2NE1 eh eh eh eh eh!

Her rise to popularity skyrocketed in less than a year. Korean entertainemnt industry love everything about her – her looks, moves, voice and everything else. What’s there not to love about her and her sweet baby face? I’m shocked to know she’s already 26! Wonder if she’s using any anti aging product? HAHA

And yes, albeit her not-so-professional voice, she invaded the KPOP industry massively (of course, with the help of 2NE1). You can hear their hit songs Fire and I don’t care everywhere.

Sandara is the bomb.

She’s done cameo role for a korean series Return of Iljimae, starred in an MTV with very popular hottie, featured in G-Dragon’s solo album for track “Hello”, kissed Lee Minho aka Gu Jun Pyo of BOF craze for Cass beer, released a solo single “kiss” which became a hit, guested in a popular variety show called Family Outing, had various endorsements like Fila, Samsung Corby phones, Bean Pole Jeans (no more BNY jeans hahaha, Wentworth Miller was once an endorser of BP jeans too) and now, movie producers want her to star in the Korean version of Step Up.

At first, she captured the hearts of the Filipinos, and now the Koreans. I don’t know but it seems that there’s really something about this girl that draws people to her without even trying.

I think that’s because she’s really beautiful, inside out.


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Ok, hahaha, the last time I listened to Boybands was many many many many many years ago. Panahon pa ng Hanson brothers lol. Not much a Backstreet boys fan, sorry. Mas dig ko ang N’Sync haha. Totoo pala na may mga taong tumatanda ng paurong and I guess am one of them bwahaha dig na dig ko kase ‘tong song na to: KOE WO KIKASETE cover from Kpop boyband Big Bang. It’s in Japanese. Listen and I hope you’ll enjoy it too.

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