Ang Alamat ng Ampalaya

Sumagi na ba sa isip ninyo kung bakit mapait ang Ampalaya? Tara, kuwentuhan ko kayo:

Kilalanin natin si Tatang Pido, na isang magsasaka. Di tulad ng ibang magsasaka, gumagawa siya ng mga kanta, na inaawit niya sa tuwing magtatanim siya. Madalas, kapag aani na si Tatang Pido ng mga gulay, isinasama niya ang halos lahat ng mga gulay sa kanta niya.

Isang araw, may dumaan at nagustuhan ang boses ni Tatang Pido. Nakiusap siya na kung puwedeng isama ang orihinal na komposisyon tungkol sa mga tanim na gulay. Natuwa ang mga gulay at iba pang mga tanim sa narinig, at lahat ay gustong sumikat. Gusto din nilang mapasama sa Bahay Kubo.

Pero sa dami ng mga gustong mapasama sa kanta, kakaunti lang ang napili. Sila ay sina Singkamas, Talong, Sigarilyas, Mani, Sitaw, Bataw, Patani, at iba pa. Pero hindi napasama ang pinakasikat sa kanila – si Ampalaya. Siya kasi ang pinakamasarap na gulay sa kanilang bakuran.

Kawawang Ampalaya. Naging bitter na si Ampalaya dahil hindi siya napasama sa kantang Bahay Kubo.

Sa sobrang bitter niya, naging bitter siya hanggang sa pinakaloob niya.

Kaya nga nang nalaman ng mga tao na bitter talaga siya, merong mga umiiwas sa kanya. Pero marami ring mga tao na gusto siyang isahog.

At iyon ang dahilan kung bakit naging bitter na ang Ampalaya.


Featured Image Credit: Ampalaya hanging in garden.

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Sinangag na Lugaw Recipe

Para sa recipe ngayong taon, magluluto tayo ng espesyal na pagkain: Sinangag na Lugaw Recipe.

Marami siguro ang magtataka sa ganitong klaseng dish. But anyway, tuturuan ko naman kayo kung paano lulutuin iyan. Sige, simulan na natin!


Ingredients:

  1. Kanin. Ito ang main ingredient sa recipe natin. Paano magkakaroon ng lugaw at sinangag kung walang kanin?
  2. Manok (chicken). As is, kasi ito ang isasahog natin sa lugaw. Pero puwede ring pagpira-pirasuhin kung ipiprito natin.
  3. Itlog (eggs). Para magdagdag ng kulay at lasa sa lugaw na lulutuin.
  4. Sibuyas (onions). Chopped into small bits.
  5. Onion chives. Optional ito, dahil magbibigay din ito ng dagdag na kulay sa dish.
  6. Bawang (garlic). Also chopped into pieces.
  7. Luya, o ginger. This will give added flavor sa dish na niluluto natin.
  8. Tubig. We will use this later.
  9. Cooking oil.
  10. Salt and pepper, to taste.

Paano lutuin? Simple lang.

  1. Sa isang kawali, ilagay ang mantika. Kahit hindi pa mainit, igisa ang sibuyas, bawang, at luya. Sunod ang pira-pirasong manok. Haluin hanggang sa maluto nang bahagya.
  2. Ilagay ang kanin at onion chives. Magbudbod ng asin, vetsin, at iba pang pampalasa. Saka haluin.
  3. Ilagay ang sabaw. Pakuluin.
  4. Oras na kumulo, ilagay ang hilaw na itlog sa sabaw. Magbibigay ito ng dagdag na lapot sa dish na niluluto natin.
  5. Tikman ang lugaw. Magdagdag ng sangkap ayon sa panlasa. Pakuluin uli bago patayin ang apoy. The Sinigang na Lugaw Recipe is now ready to be served.

Salamat sa pagsubaybay sa recipes ng may-akda at sa site na ito. Sana may natutunan din kayo na bago sa dish na ito. Tamang-tama ito, lalo na’t lumalamig na ang panahon, at tag-ulan na. Happy cooking!

(Note: For those who only know English, don’t worry. We will provide a direct translation for this recipe. Stay tuned.)


Featured Image Credit: Rice in Soup, for illustrative purposes only.

Red Velvet (레드벨벳) – Umpah Umpah (음파음파): MV Review

Reviews for EVERGLOW, JBJ95, THE BOYZ, and UP10TION will be released starting next week. We will also limit MV Reviews for September to focus more on misheard lyrics.


We won’t want to miss another review of Red Velvet, with their song Umpah Umpah. This is their second installment of the ReVe Festival.

So far, only RV and NCT are in the forefront of SM’s group hits this year. It’s a good thing they are catching up, keeping them afloat. Again, another good move from SM Entertainment.

As a new Reveluv, I am very excited to review them. And since this is summer, I am expecting a tempo that’s fast and exciting at the same time. This is where Power Up raised my standard over it and the group as whole. In this review, we will see if Red Velvet will live up to that expectation. Let’s start!

(Side Note: Since my application to be a Reveluv was approved, I am now part of fandom starting this August, and all members are now my biases.)

Storyline

The storyline starts with the girls in a car, journeying back home in a road. Upon reaching their house, they went to the backyard just to feel the summer (where supposedly there was a beach). But in a twist of fate, rain came. While raining, they were thinking of something to do, till the sun came and they felt no need to go outside.

Viewers will benefit from weather forecast at 2:06, as this will let us prepare for coming weather. They also featured old TV at same timestamp, letting us know what kind of TV our parents and grandparents used before. They made also a good deal playing games at 1:23 and at 1:30 – 1:38. Hope this pushes viewers to try other games, and lessen use of gadget games. Finally, they show nature awareness. See the turtle at 0:26, telling the message that these kinds are in danger of being extinct.

Red Velvet still did not waver in entertaining us with funny scenes. This is the case at 0:26 – 0:29, where they are waiting for a pedestrian turtle to cross. Second is on 1:47, on their reactions upon raining, and at 2:18 – 2:30, when the group tries to fix the TV.

Review by others

TheBiasList noted that the previous three tracks (Power Up, RBB, Zimzalabim) garnered mixed reactions on being experimental. This time, they pulled back on “classic pop”, making it tastier since Bad Boy.

If this was done by underrated groups, this will be forgotten. However, come Red Velvet, who manages it to be vocally packed and funky. The blogger liked the vocals that complement the song. It further suggested that it might be done “a little weirder”, and feels like it fits on the b-side than as a lead track.

KPopReviewed told that if we don’t like Zimzalabim so much, we can try this new song. The song still retains the “brightness and energy” which identified them as a group. He also listed some reasons why it is “addictive”: melodic chorus, main repetitions, and light instrumentals that contrast with “heavy” effects on vocals.

Not-so-good point was on itself holding back to its potentials. But overall, it was “fun” as a whole.

Review as whole

Red Velvet is at forefront in giving new concepts, making every comeback an equally exciting one. Somehow, the reason on polarizing reviews is change of themes and music, from badass (Bad Boy), drummy beat (Cookie Jar), funky tune (Power Up), retro (Sappy), carnival (Zimzalabim), and this time, calm summer.

Regarding the song, Umpah Umpah was equally exciting in its own way, albeit slowly paced. The background voice before first chorus adds lift needed in music. Instrumentals are simplified, and that is one point worth noting. Also, I find their dances very easy to learn. The only bad part of it was at the near-end, where brassy beats go with the screamers of “Umpah”.

While in Power Up, they featured the happy, thrilling part of summer, this MV features the calm part of it. They are also showing the other side of summer called 장마 (summer rain). And finally, what sets it apart from other summer tracks is showing the dual theme of rain and summer. I liked also how they improvised settings, especially at waves in near-end of the song.

With all summer tracks played this year, I’ll place it between Oh My Girl’s Bungee and WJSN’s Boogie Up. Among group’s lead tracks, I would rate it behind Power Up, but ahead of the rest of lead tracks. As to the members, Wendy, Seulgi, and Joy stood out for me.

The scenes at 1:38 and 1:40 recall the same miniature side of them in their Japanese comeback Sappy. Meanwhile, they also mentioned Ice Cream Cake in their lyrics at 1:42 – 1:43.

Joketime

Before we end, I have a joke:

[TWICE singing Like Ooh-Ahh:]

I just wanna fall in love!
Who don’t care?
My car on Jake here, Sue or gay?
Like Umpah, Umpah, I can mind hero

Joke, they got ya
GG money got ya
Take our China, huh? Umpah again!

Another joke:

 

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 93.00%
Grade: A+
Assessment: Excellent

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 5
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful 5
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 5
Music 9 Exciting 5
Music 10 Not too deafening 5
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 5
Dance 12 Not too sensual 5
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 3
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 5
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor 10
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 1
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 4
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 5
Other Matters 19 Recalls previous song 5

Oh My Girl (오마이걸) – Bungee (Fall In Love): MV Review

Here we are on our next review, this time featuring Oh My Girl with their summer song Bungee.

Since summer is coming to an end, expect more tropical themed MVs from various groups. With the group showering again the new concept, let’s look on what’s inside the song in this review:

The storyline tells of the girls pretending as if they were at sea. It also tells of them going to elevator to reach the top. The sea and summer theme is consistent throughout the video.

Moral lesson that can be seen here is to aim high, and enjoy every moment, as illustrated by a girl doing bungee jump. Viewers will benefit as the group describes the summer life.

I find some scenes funny, particularly at 1:18 – 1:27 on how they play inside the room (1:46 – 1:47), and at 2:27 – 2:29 where we can look on how they react at the elevator. Added to that was their reactions upon bungee jumping.

Review by others

KPopReviewed finds the song as colorful, “fun and energetic” like other previous tracks. Positive notes were on the cuteness and their “bright smiles.” On members, most outstanding was Mimi on her raps. He was also pleased on them including a “little jump scene”.

However, the song needs to be given extra impact. Some points to improve were on “1, 2, 3” part which does not fit well. Another is on Mimi’s rapping that should guide the song throughout. Finally, some “childish” parts that must be improved.

TheBiasList noted that mature vocals keep the song in shape, and that it was light.

Not-so-good points were on aegyo included in the track. It lacks adventure needed as compared to previous tracks. It also described the song as tending to be “too generic,” and lacking “flair”. He adds that he wants another group that’s satisfying like Cosmic Girls.

Review as whole

Musically, the beats were not too fast, but is sustained to maintain the summer vibe. The vocals of second chorus were rendered as if one is to be swayed, even in a short time.

Oh My Girl features the target board (2:30), telling us that after falling in love (by bunging), they want to fall at the target, that is, aiming at our hearts. In all, this is cuter and more exciting than their previous track (Fifth Season). I find Hyojung the most beautiful of them all, especially on the chorus part (0:52 – 0:59).

The elevator they used (at 2:25 – 2:26) shares similarities with that of Red Velvet in their song Zimzalabim. Meanwhile, bungee jumping after being in elevator is a new concept they shown to us.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 86.09%
Grade: B-
Assessment: Satisfactory

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 4
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful 5
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 5
Music 9 Exciting 5
Music 10 Not too deafening 4
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 5
Dance 12 Not too sensual 5
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 3
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 4
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor 7
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 3
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 4
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 5
Other Matters 19 Uploads video to 1theK 5
Features 1theK logo 0
Shares concepts from other groups 5
Introduces new concept 5

TXT gives fandom name, plans first concert

SEOUL, South Korea – Nameless no more.

Fans of new K-Pop group TXT need not worry as the group themselves unveiled their fandom name last August 22. This was unveiled through their live video and their official Twitter page:

It can be remembered that the group lacked fandom name for five months. Initially, they took on the fanclub name and afterwards retracted due to being similar with that of Tiffany Young’s. From then on, Big Hit Entertainment accepted submissions from fans, till the group thought of it deeply.

Even if TXT had to cancel various meet-ups due to health issues, they beamed their smiles on the new identity of their fans. The fandom name MOA (모아) stands for “Moments of Alwaysness,” which tells of their wish to be together with their fellow members and their fans forever.

As a sign of gratitude for fans for being one of most-recognized rookies, the group plans to hold a new concert. Beomgyu initially wanted to hold their first performance at the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines. He further told, “우리는 이제 모아에서 필리핀 모아와의 회의에 흥분합니다.” (We are now excited on meeting with our Filipino MOAs at the MOA.)

Meanwhile, Smart Araneta Coliseum expressed its sadness of its name not being picked as fandom name.

“We are saddened by their preference. Fandom name might have been named after us, or be nicknamed Big Dome. However, we respect their decision.”


WARNINGThis article is a joke, is intended to be read for enjoyment, is intended for fun, and this should not be read seriously. TweetNewscaster is not responsible for any loss or injury associated in believing that this article is very real.


Featured Image Credit: TXT poses for their recent comeback Cat and Dog.

IN2IT (인투잇) – Run Away: MV Review

This is the first time we will review IN2IT, with their song Run Away.

At first glance, I am thinking that they will perform Teen Top’s Run Away, which I shall explain via joke later. So, with many countless “Run Away” being played in K-Pop, would they run away with a stand-out performance? Let’s see here in this review:

The storyline starts with the boys trapping inside. They wanted to go out, and as such raced towards the locked door. At first, they avoided light, but can’t resist it, thereby opening it in the end. Upon going outside, they feel refreshed. The contrast between dark and light themes is consistently shown in the video.

Implicitly, they want to tell us the moral lesson that “There’s light at end of tunnel.” Meanwhile, viewers might benefit from them illustrating how to find exit routes. This is important, especially in case of fire or earthquake.

Review as whole

As a whole, I loved the metal rock vibe embedded in music, and how they played their vocals.

With racism subconsciously embedded in Korean society, it feels refreshing to see another Southeast Asian in a K-Pop group. We refer to Isaac, who hails from Malaysia. A good move from the agency, and hope this will open more opportunities for non-Koreans wishing to be part of the music.

The setting outside a building where they dance as group shares that of Wanna One in their song Energetic.

Review by others

TheBiasList described the song as “robust and exciting”, and offering “quality over quantity”. The music includes heavy metal, and utilizes it to give flesh to the performance. Take it away from the group, and it will sound generic.

While the instrumentals stood out for him, it noted that the same should have been pushed harder. It disliked the “duel rap verses” that robs the song of full momentum.

KPopReviewed was quite surprised with the group doing an “edgy vibe,” something the group did this time. It describes the song as portraying the group’s different side. While being typical, the song has a breath of fresh air. Most outstanding was their intense rapping and bridge which builds suspense. For him, it was a “cool song” as a whole.

Joketime

Before we end, let me share to you a joke from a commenter (Ngoc):

PENTAGON: Runaway
Bobby: Runaway
Super Junior: Runaway
Tiffany Young: Runaway (Ft. Babyface)
Royal Pirates: Runaway
Eric Nam: Runaway
Teen Top: Run Away
IN2IT: Run Away

Am I that ugly?

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 93.00%
Grade: A+
Assessment: Excellent

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 5
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful/color based on mood 5
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 5
Music 9 Exciting 5
Music 10 Not too deafening 5
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 5
Dance 12 Not too sensual 5
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 5
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 5
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor/expresses emotions 7
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 1
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 5
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 5
Other Matters 19 Shares concepts from other groups 5

Rocket Punch (로켓펀치) – BIM BAM BUM (빔밤붐): MV Review

We will feature another new girl group called Rocket Punch, with their song BIM BAM BUM. For a bit of info, its members are Juri, Yeonhee, Suyun, Yunkyoung, Sohee, and Dahyun, who debuted last August 7. They are managed by Woolim Entertainment, the same agency that handles Golden Child and Lovelyz.

With so many groups being formed this year, would they have offered something outstanding to us? This is important for them to be noticed in the sea of K-Pop. Let’s start:

(Side Note: Upon hearing the lead track, it brings us back to another group where they released Bboom Bboom and Baam. Sounds interesting? Might as well Bim will be their next comeback, if there will be any.)

The video starts with the girls meeting on the road and going inside. After partying, they went to the façade and there they saw a jaguar. It came to a point that out of fun, they destroyed the surroundings with their laser gun power.

The group features street, hall, and signages harking back from the old times. This will give viewers an idea of what might happen in the past.

Funny scenes include their shooting spree (2:08 – 2:31) and the arrival of jaguar (1:57 – 2:00). The funniest of all was their reaction upon seeing the jaguar again, at the end of video (3:30 – 3:40). In a way that acted as outtakes, recalling similar reaction with that of (G)I-DLE’s Latata.

Review as whole

They described first the name of the group: Albeit far, their “punches” has effect. To learn more on them, some signages were installed, describing the group – on themselves, and what they want to be: “Our start is wonderful”, “99 Dreams”, “Famous”, and “Adorable”. Summing up:

“We are an adorable group with a wonderful start and with infinite dreams, aiming to be famous.”

For now, the agency made great distinction between that group and Lovelyz. While the latter offers soft, exciting, and caressing sounds, reverse happens on Rocket Punch, being strong-willed and daring. The only major challenge is on promotions and refinement of MV to make it stand out.

On settings, they are cramped in tiny space, to be improved next time. Dance featured at chorus (1:04 – 1:10) was the hardest part.

Their going back to nature with jaguar and plants (1:26, 1:33 – 2:02) shares with MAMAMOO’s Egotistic. Meanwhile, special effects are seen at 2:08 – 2:31, on converting building debris into donuts and ice cream.

A poster written as “Acelagas, Cochinita, Pollo” caught my attention. Translated into English, this means chard (leafy vegetable), Mexican dish, and chicken respectively. Does this mean that they want a new Mexican dish with chicken and vegetables? We don’t know if this has something to do with their MV.

It made a good move featuring the 1theK logo. This can be seen at the beginning and end of video, as small icon. Again, this can be done by groups under the channel, if they don’t want to feature it anywhere.

Review by others

TheBiasList anticipated outstanding performance from Woolim Entertainment’s new group, but scratches his head upon hearing title of lead track.

Positive notes were on the song as a whole being solid and unique. He liked the “fairytale-like flutter” embedded in the song. It goes interesting as music builds up on second verse’s melodies.

However, the song being too generic and the hook harking the title fails to make Rocket Punch stand out. Also, instrumentals failed to complement the creative structure of the song. All in all, the song was “a bit of disappointment.”

KPopReviewed was unsure of this lead track, telling that it was also generic due to it showing the happy side of KPop normally used. While the hooks are good and “addictive”, and while chorus is painted with colors, most aspects like verses and instrumentals were dull.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 88.70%
Grade: B+
Assessment: Good

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 3
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful 4
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 3
Music 9 Exciting 4
Music 10 Not too deafening 5
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 4
Dance 12 Not too sensual 5
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 3
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 5
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor 10
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 3
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 3
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 5
Other Matters 19 Shares concepts from other groups 5
    Uses special effects 5
    Uploads video to 1theK 5
    Features 1theK logo 5

TRCNG – MISSING: MV Review

For our another review, we will also focus on boygroup TRCNG, in their lead track called MISSING.

Looking upon the title, it implies that something’s missing. So, the question is: What do they miss? Let’s see here as we review them:

Story tells of members crying as they realize that they are alone. Upon meeting each other, they are now happy.

While I find one point lacking on dance, the dance on finale was their easiest move.

Moral lesson that can be seen here is on friendships and value of it (3:26 – 3:28, 3:34). Viewers will benefit from them as they feature studying in a classroom (0:50 – 0:58) and eating fruits (1:44 – 1:49)

Review by others

KPopReviewed noted that the only thing that stands out was on their mature side. Vocals and dances were fine, but the most memorable is the pleasing and cohesive chorus. They defined well the story, with strong sense of friendship throughout. Only major not-so-good point was on outfits.

TheBiasList praised the group in fusing old and new concepts, with EDM following arrangement at par with second-gen tracks. The song has impact, especially for the chorus, and allows the members to shine. It finaly suggested that for rest of August tracks, K-Pop should follow TRCNG’s lead.

Review as whole

I was impressed on how clear they presented the storyline well. Aside from that, they start it with exciting tones, though they express sadness of not being together.

Some things might be noticed here. A watch featured at 1:01 represents time that they cherish, and dribbling ball (0:58, 1:03 – 1:05) tells that their life is a cycle. Putting up together, they want to tell us that they cherish every moment, regardless of the journey they made.

Similarities are apparent in this MV. The dark themes and jumping in the building shares similarities with Stray Kids in their song Miroh. The alley at 2:26 – 2:32 (seen above) shares similarities with 1THE9’s Spotlight. The sign shown in fence at 2:13 (and seen above) recalls that of EXID’s Me&You.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 88.57%
Grade: B+
Assessment: Good

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 5
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful/color expresses emotions 5
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 5
Music 9 Exciting 5
Music 10 Not too deafening 4
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 4
Dance 12 Not too sensual 5
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 5
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 5
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor/expresses emotions 7
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 3
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 5
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 5
Other Matters 19 Uploads video to 1theK 5
Features 1theK logo 0

FANATICS (파나틱스) – SUNDAY: MV Review

We’re on a roll on different MV Reviews. For today, FANATICS will be the one to be reviewed, on their lead song SUNDAY. (Title’s quite ironic, since I’m a full-pledged Sunday too, being a fan of SATURDAY.)

First heard of them when YouTube recommended their song Milkshake to me. Now that they released new MV as a group, would they amaze us with their performance? Let’s see here:

The video tells of a story where the girls, being alone, find and hold their individual triangle necklaces. Another shoots paper planes as signal for them to meet together. They designate every Sunday as their day of friendship. The indoor and outdoor theme is present in the video.

Moral lesson featured is on value of friendship. Viewers will have a good time as FANATICS features park (2:12 – 2:28), globe (0:12 – 0:16), books (0:29 – 0:30), and domino (1:35 – 1:38). They also made good move to feature on how to do stargazing.

Review by others

TheBiasList described the melody as “addictive” and its pre-chorus as energetic. Further, their performance is “refreshingly straightforward.” But given better settings, the group will stand out.

The melody was described as “repetitive” and “generic”, following the previous trend being heard so many times. The blogger was not impressed by the “lazy songwriting” shown by repeating 일요일” (Sunday). It looks upon the music as not fully cooked to compete with other more exciting releases.

Review as whole

So far, I only heard of that synthetic kind of music played in chorus. This adds peculiarity to the song. The instrumentals in most parts are exciting enough to lift the mood.

On vocals and lyrics, I liked the refines played at near-chorus. However, its lyrics need further improvement by having a variety over it.

As of this point, I am trying to figure why they say, “Kiss me like a Sunday”. They should’ve changed it to “Kiss me on a Sunday.” That would be better.

They are trying to express that even if they go separate ways, they share in their desire to be friends. This is expressed in their triangle pendants connected with each other, forming a hexagon. It is also expressed by a girl, holding a globe, trying to connect the stars.

Many concepts were borrowed from other groups: (1) The play in park (2:12 – 2:14) shares with MAMAMOO in their song Gogobebe; (2) Throwing balls (2:16 – 2:17) shares with SATURDAY (pun intended) and Honey Popcorn; and (3) having colorful lollipop (2:23 – 2:25) recalls that of (G)I-DLE’s Latata.

I noticed also that they incorporated ballet dance at 3:13 – 3:15. Hope this will spark interest for most viewers to pursue these kinds of alternative dances.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 83.64%
Grade: C+
Assessment: Improving

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 5
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful 5
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 4
Music 9 Exciting 5
Music 10 Not too deafening 5
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 5
Dance 12 Not too sensual 5
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 4
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 5
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor 4
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 2
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 3
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 5
Other Matters 19 Uploads video to 1theK 5
Features 1theK logo 0
Shares concept from other groups 5