Day 8 – 13 November BTS Crochet challenge

Carrying on with my crochet challenge, I have a new blog post sharing what I have been crocheting and a sneaky preview into what Iโ€™m doing next!

Check out my new blog post here:

https://heartsandseoul.co.uk/f/day-8—13-project-3-a-mini-project-and-project-4

Wootteo lest we forget
Stylish Tomatos

If you follow me on social media you may have seen my very first and very poor attempt at animation๐Ÿ˜‚ check it out here:

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMFmj3BTw/

Happy Reading, love Sopey ๐Ÿ’œ

BTS November Crochet project 1 – Borahae Cupsleeve

A little later than planned but here is my first completed project for my November Crochet! This is my second attempt which is why weโ€™re on day 3 for such a small project ๐Ÿ™ˆ The first one I did, didnโ€™t fit my travel cup Or any cup for that matter ๐Ÿ˜‚

To see more of the project and to follow along, please check out my full blog post here: https://heartsandseoul.co.uk/f/november-bts-crochet-project-1

Love Sopey ๐Ÿ’œ

Happy Hangul/Hangul Day

October 9th marks another special day In Korea! The celebration of the creation of Hangul the Korean alphabet! What a wonderful day to celebrate!

In essence, the day is to celebrate the formation of a written language to be used by all the people of Korea, and thus celebrating and thanking King Sejong for this opportuniTy. Up until Hangul was created, learning and using the written language of the time was restricted to only the elite and made it hard for others to communicate well. King Sejong created Hangul so all could communicate and I think that is absolutely something worth celebrating.

To learn more about Hangul and the Korean language check out my blog post here https://heartsandseoul.co.uk/blog/f/happy-hangul-hangeul-day

What a bop, a hippoty hoppity bop!

Thank you for following me and enjoying my content. I now predominantly post on my official site: https://heartsandseoul.co.uk and I would love if you would check it out and subscribe over there so you donโ€™t miss any content!

Do you love BTS? Are you excited by their new solo projects? Check out my newer blog posts on JHope Solo debut here https://heartsandseoul.co.uk/blog/f/what-a-bop-a-hippoty-hoppity-bop

Have a good day! Sopey ๐Ÿ’œ

Comeback season is upon us!

Just a little hello from me! I know I have been absent the last year or so! Covid took its toll on me mentally, physically and creatively.

But I am back and ready to explore more of the things I love! So basically all things Kpop and kdrama!

Train to London for Eric Nam

However, Iโ€™ve decided I want to do a whole rebrand to really showcase what I want my blog to be about – so I am going to close my blog for a short while whilst I prepare my brand new blog dedicated to my journey of discovery (self and all things Korean ๐Ÿ˜) – but please do pop back and check it out when I relaunch!

A little sneak preview of my new logo!

I cannot wait to relaunch because we all have a very exciting few months ahead of us! In fact my fun times already started with my first post covid concert (Eric Nam in London) which as soon as the blog relaunches I will be telling you all about!

Please stick around and bear with me and hopefully see you soon! ๐Ÿ˜

Tina T (aka Sopey, aka butterfly child)

This is my last post on wordpress and I hope you will join me over on my all new shiny blog – HEART AND SEOUL (https://www.heartsandseoul.co.uk)

Music Video Monday

This week for music video Monday, I have chosen two new videos out this week and two Halloween specials.

TXT – Blue Hour official music video

An eagerly awaited comeback from TXT primarily aimed at a younger audience, my daughter is a massive fan and although I am not the target audience, the music itself is a lot of the time time, really good. I enjoy the happy, cheery playfulness of TXT. I only really listen and watch because of my girl, but there are some songs on my playlist because they have and a few really good tunes. The are a very talented set of boys, and they are offering a positive message for the young generation which is lovely to see.

Blue Hour is one of those songs that I actually really enjoy to listen to and the dancing in the video is on point, I could find myself becoming of fan of TXT if they keep this up. The video is bright and bold, taking us on a journey at sunset through bright fields and exciting fair ground rides. The cowboy hat wearing Yeonjun is a highlight. Joined by some animated squirrel friends, makes the video a little bit sweet and cute and a little bit weird, but I like it. We like to celebrate weird in this house.

I love how big hit likes it haw meaning and stories flowing their songs and music videos and TXT is following this tried and tested performance, so I want on a hunt t read up on what the meaning of the video could be and found a good article in teen vogue “In it, the members sing about a magic hour, where dreams seem reachable despite the hardships that may surround us. Itโ€™s about looking at the sky and marveling at its beauty, but also feeling a sense of isolation and unfamiliarity. We wish for this beautiful sunset to last forever and that regardless of any thoughts of solitude, we will continue to feel the same as one another.โ€

I think in the current situation, having upbeat music to listen to, talk about and draw inspiration from is so important. For our house, music means a lot to us, it gets us up in the morning and ready for the day, it excites and inspires us, is there for us when we feel sad and is a constant presence, whether it be English, Korean, Spanish or any other language. Music is something beyond language barriers and I think kpop groups that are trying to give something more in their music is one of the reasons we are loving kpop this year. We all need something to look forward to and cheer us up a bit.


Twice – I can’t stop me

The latest music video from Twice is a visually stunning beautiful piece of art. Filled to the brim with colour and everything matches perfectly and flows so nicely, honestly I really love this music video. I only really got into twice because of my daughter again, she wanted to listen to some girl kpop groups so we did a bit of googling. She fell in love with Twice, and I followed soon after.

The song is a bop, I know sometimes Twices song can be a bubblegum pop, which I actually love, but this song is more than that. I find myself singing and dancing along to it more than I should. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

Beautiful and talented, my girl loves to copy the dances and she will have fun with this one I think, and I am happy for her to try.

Both very different music videos but equally exciting and fun to watch. I haven’t had chance to check out either whole album yet, but they will be added to our school run playlist shortly. What did you think of the new videos? Are you excited to see what they do next?

Onewe – Parting (Halloween version)

I love a Halloween performance, and Kanghyun doing anything will impress me really but all dressed up in spooky, sexy costumes and doing his thing, even better.

I liked the original music video for this but the Halloween version is just a little bit special.

I love a scary, sexy, seductive music video as much as I love alliteration ๐Ÿ˜ if you haven’t ever checked out onewe, now is your chance. I do love an idol group with dancers and what not, but I’m an old skool alternative girl at heart so a band playing live instruments gives me goosebumps.

Ateez – Black Cat Nero (Halloween performance video)

As I mentioned I love a Halloween performance, and again this is true for ateez. I just love the performance, the sexy dark side and who doesn’t have fun getting dressed up into something new and different and performing? The song itself, well, I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. I feel like I need to re-watch this video a few more times to get a feel for it, I also just really want to watch the video a few more times. ๐Ÿ˜

Yeosang drinking from a goblet, who knew I needed that in my life? Apparently I do, and I need it in slow motion and on repeat ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚

Hope you all had a lovely Halloween. Thanks for sticking with me, I know I haven’t been around for a while. Lockdown and working and kids really got me at my limit but I intend to try to stick to a better schedule going forward. Hopefully I can help keep you entertained this lockdown.

Let me know if there are any music videos you want me to watch and give my opinion on, or just comment and say hi! I really just want to connect with all of you kpop/ celebrating my weird people !

๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ borahae !

Hasn’t 2020 been fun…

Hi guys!

Long time no see! I took a short break for the last few weeks of the summer holidays and the first few weeks of school to spend some time with my kids and get prepared.

I did spend lots of time with the kids it was amazing… I will need a lifetime to prepare. I am just not a prepared, scheduled, routine kind of person ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿคฃ But anyway, the kids are back in school and I am happy to be getting back into a bit of a routine.

I am hoping to get started back with Music Video Monday, Free from Drama Fridays and a few other blog posts I have in my head! I am still sort of on holiday time so bear with me whilst I get back into what we class out organised chaos routines. I hope you stick with me as I continue on my journey into sharing my weird and discovering new things i love!

We had a few exciting adventures i am going to be sharing here and over my sister blog butterfly child! As it kind of crosses over between family fun and kpop related… heres a sneaky peak and what we got up to…

I cannot wait to discuss latest music videos, comebacks, events and what the future holds for concerts with you all!

Borahae! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

Music Video Monday Madness

This week is a special week for music video Monday! I am not going to pick one music video and go into detail on it. I am going to share a few of my favourites with a quick summary of why I love it. This isnโ€™t a countdown of my favourite songs, or Ben my favourite music videos although some of these are my favourites. They are just ten of my long list of favourites that Iโ€™d quite like to share with you.๐Ÿ˜

I hope you enjoy my rundown of some of my favourite videos, and comment below if you enjoyed them, didnโ€™t enjoy them, if theyโ€™d re one of your faves or if I helped you discover a new kpop group. Iโ€™d love to hear from you. Anyway, welcome to Music Video Monday Madness!

10. Twice – Fancy

I donโ€™t usually like videos where there is so much going on because it distracts from the music and enjoying it. But I quite like Twices bubblegum, excitable energy pop music, and the videos just reflect their very own style. So I really quite like this one.

9. Monsters X – Hero

A rooftop. Monsta X dancing. I am not sure I need to say more.

8. Baek Hyun – Candy

Iโ€™ve got to be honest, this video is not one of my favourites. But Baekhyun is so pretty and I like the dance. Itโ€™s bright and colourful and has Baekhyun looking stunning, that is enough for me.

7. Day6 – Zombie

I really, really enjoy this song. So really the video could be terrible and I would still watch it because I love the song. But as it turns out, it has pretty much everything I love about a music video. I love when music videos have visuals to go along with the song alongside seeing our favourites play their instruments. So this video is just perfect for me.

6. Ateez – Wave

Hands up – who doesnโ€™t want to see a beautiful crystal blue/green sea, sand and palm trees and the beauty that is Ateez dancing and having fun? If he hand is down, you can leave. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I am joking (sort of ๐Ÿ˜) but seriously, itโ€™s a really fun, beautiful video and I love the song!

5. GOT7 – A

Yes I know, itโ€™s cheesy as anything and sometimes you want to hide behind your hands, but I love the quirky, cheeky, cheesiness in this video. Plus look how young they all are. Such cutie pies! โ˜บ๏ธ

4. Onewe – Regulus

I obviously have a thing for men on rooftops. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธwhat can I say? I know earlier I said when there is a visual storyline alongside the playing. But in this video, the simplicity of the members playing their instruments, and the vocals and everything. I just really love this music video. Also, close ups of Kanghyun playing his guitar. That is all. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคญ

3. BTS – Intro: Persona

Without a doubt, one of my favourite songs. Namjoon just doing his thing. Raw, talent and passionate. Namjoon is a prodigy in many things, his genius is reflected in Persona and really shows his growth as an artist. I canโ€™t wait to see what else he has in store for us. Not sure I can add anything else. I really, really like Persona.

2. BTS – Interlude: Shadow

Firstly, Yoongi starting of this song in English was unexpected and surprisingly amazing. The video, the lyrics, the music, all of it just comes together so well. Plus my daughters reaction to this video was priceless. She is Yoongi biased so it wasnโ€™t surprising she loved it, but she was just staring, almost holding her breath for the whole thing and for a good minute after, and then she demanded I play it again. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Yoongi is a talented rapper and songwriter and it shows here. Shadow is amazing on many levels as with everything BTS does, it has many, many layers.

1. BTS – Outro: Ego

I know I am biased – literally Hobi is my bias! Technically I am a sope girl as witnessed by my number 1 & 2 choices here ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚ but who am I kidding, Hobi just slightly makes my heart melt that little bit more – but Ego is an amazing video and song. Itโ€™s bubbly, energetic, happy and a proper call to action song. I just canโ€™t help but jump out of my seat and start dancing as soon as I hear that beginning. Plus, listening to Hobi singing and rapping is one of my all time favourites past times. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ The video is so bright and happy, how could you not enjoy it.

Yes, the BTS rapline headed this weeks music video Monday but it s because I really, really liked all three songs by the rapper on Map of the Soul:7. I couldnโ€™t mention one and not the other three. They are up there as some of my favourites, although not my all time favourites. I will get to them one day. I really hope you liked my top ten random video Monday madness. Do you have any recommendations? Leave me a comment and let me know.

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