Mean anything to you? Would you buy a metal box with those words – and nothing else – on the cover? Well, if you answered yes, then you, my friend, are a real Shinhwa Changjo.
Let me tell you my little story about Shinhwa and their apparent desire to drive me up the wall. Back in February, my Pinkblossom Special Agents met with failure. So I left for the Land of Kdrama Milk and Honey in early April, figuring I had a pretty darned good chance of watching Shinhwa in action – either on a talk show or a music show. They had said they were making their comeback sometime in the not too distant future, and I figured a whole month after their 15th anniversary concert was enough time indeed.
I was wrong.
Nooooo album, thus noooo promotions during my month in Korea. And then I heard they were going to host SNL Korea (at yet another undetermined date). Time passed. My last weekend in Korea rolled around, and though the official SNL Korea website had not yet announced their host for the upcoming episode, I figured I’d give it a shot. They didn’t even ask for a Korean ID – sadly, the big factor that prevented me from visiting any of the broadcasters’ shows – thus making SNL Korea my best bet at visiting a TV studio.
Well, we ended up going to Japan that weekend. And guess who was the SNL host that Saturday?
I came back home, leaving the Land of Kdrama Milk and Honey behind. And guess who started promoting their album?
Guess who made guest appearances all over the airwaves?
Guess who won EIGHT(!!) trophies for their 11th album’s title song “This Love”, crushing the likes of Lee Hyori, 2PM, 4Minute, and B1A4 in the process?
I’m not talking to you, Shinhwa.
Go enjoy your trophies and filled-to-the-rafters concert halls in countries I can’t reach. I’m gonna find me cutie dongsaengs who’ll call me noona and actually allow me to love ’em. Anyone got suggestions?