Anyone else noticing the *small* amount of hype Psy is getting stateside? I mean he’s only eleventh on the most significant music charts in America. No big, right? If you’ve not picked up my sarcastic tone by now please allow me to tell you I’m being a little bit sarcastic. I honestly don’t know what to think of the recent Gangnam Style phenomenon. It’s all...
Park Sovin - Summer Sonata (박소빈 - 여름연가)
Occasionally, I really, really need a break from Big Three idol pop. Sometimes I just need a break from idol pop from any major company. I mean seeing news articles about G-Dragon’s pink hair (amazing what pops up on Naver) is interesting, but… In all honestly, I’m starting to get annoyed with seeing idols several years younger than me debuting, and when global auditions for...
Anonymous asked: hello there! i found that your tumblr is quite interesting~^^ so~ i would like to ask about the daum blog, once if you have registered, can you change the url??
I have too many feels right now.
(warning: long post and it is mostly NOT about T-ara.) Everything I touch dies. I was never a T-ara fan. I liked a few of their songs and earlier this summer I ran into a picture of Hwayoung that was absolutely gorgeous, and I decided I liked her. Now she’s caught up in a scandal in which has gotten her contract terminated. I need to get my feelings about this out of the way to please...
annyeongsapphireblue asked: It's Gyeongsangnamdo again, I had no characters left, so here's my actual question (I'm very sorry to bother you with this and I'm even more sorry to be so sudden and talk too much, especially since I don't think you're very North Korea 'based'? But you seem to be the only person who really knows something about Korea). So, since Buddhism is fairly more...
What's your playlist?
Okay, so I graduated (junior college so not a huge deal) May 4th. I haven’t had much internet access since! I ended up going to my dad’s house that is 17 hours away right after graduation. I have no idea what’s “cool” in Kpop right now so here’s what I’ve listened to today when I finally managed to steal a computer:[[MORE]] - 4minute Heart to Heart ...
Han Hee Jung - The First Day We Met
우리 처음 만난 날 우리 - we 처음 - first 만난 - met 날 - day This song is very mellow, and I didn’t even notice when it ended. It’s a very peaceful love song.
Now you can say you got pepero. :) Happy pepero day~
Dear Wonder Girls: what just happened here?
How did we go from this amazing teaser (of “Me, In”): To this so-so teaser that terrified me that the song wouldn’t be cool: To this: “This” being a sloppy mess, and a Mariah Carey “All I Want for Christmas” melody rip-off. (Or something, it just sounds way too familiar.) The outfits aren’t in the least bit flattering and the dance...
Finally, a new layout that's permanent
For people that may visit my site every other day or so you may have noticed I’ve played around with a lot of different layouts. Finally, we have one I am happy with! Expect more postage within sometime soon. :) Right now, however, I need to finish yet another essay. You guys know anything about John Winthrop and his “Reasons to be Considered for Justifying the Undertakers of the...
T-ara Beats SNSD's Record of Having the Highest...
It’s official! Sunday, October 2nd, in Japan T-ara has surpassed SNSD’s Genie in terms of first week sales. Genie was SNSD’s debut single and it debuted with 44,907 copies T-ara stands at 47,864 with Bo Peep Bo Peep. T-ara’s daily sales numbers are as follows: 20,068 9,840 4,379 3,926 6,125 3,526
I'm calling it...I believe T-ara will take number...
I believe T-ara is about to make history by having their Japanese debut single land at number one on the weekly Oricon charts. How unfortunate isn’t not a better song. Why do I believe they’ll be number one? As it stands (current as of September 30th) T-ara has sold 38,213 copies and their closest competitor has sold 34,645. SID is a group I can see over-taking T-ara but I do...
Haven't forgotten about you! Promise!
Within the last two weeks I’ve had rough drafts and papers due. I have two more full fledged papers due next week on top of whatever else homework that has been assigned. Things, this year, started off with a bang needless to say. I haven’t forgotten; I’ve just been busy.
Dal Shabet...thanks for the heads up!
Taken from allkpop: “When asked how they could just tell like that, they explained that you needed to keep an eye on groups that promote in the same cycle. Idol groups have schedules from morning till night so there isn’t any other time they can meet people other than the faces they see in waiting rooms backstage of variety or music shows. Naturally, idols become closer, especially...
As the title says this is a Temporary Theme until I find and/or make one more suitable for the site. The load time for the last theme was simply unacceptable.
For University Level and Late High School Level...
This post mostly helps if you want to study in North America…and by that I mean the USA and Canada. Since I am American this isn’t an issue for me, however, most of my readers are not in North America. There are other places like Europe and Australia but this post does the most help if you’re looking at North American schools. Since I’m wrapping up the “looking...
Questions for Super Junior Fans (Fan Cafe Joining...
I’ve recently gotten a lot of traffic from ELF trying to join SJ’s fan cafe to support the boy’s new album, and with this, I’m getting more comments and questions that I’m trying to answer. Some of you are still having trouble joining their fan cafe even after I made a post on how to join their cafe specifically, so I would like to know if would a video tutorial...
Kara - Step
So, since I’m on the Kara topic. Who’s your favorite member? Mine’s Seungyeon! My favorite song from Kara is Secret World from their first album. I predict that this song will be a moderate hit winning a couple of awards before they head off to Japan. :) I’m excited! I have Kara and April Kiss to look forward to! Speaking of April Kiss is their name Aprilkiss...
Updated: Join Super Junior's Fan Cafe
There is a check box picture that wasn’t on the tutorial originally for joining Super Junior’s fan cafe. That picture has been added and hopefully that will solve any hang ups people are having. Link to Tutorial: by-popular-demand-join-super-juniors-fan-cafe
Anonymous asked: I put the word 온새미로 in the box that say 주관식 and a little window apppers....약관에 동의를 체크해 주십시요I don't know waht to do ....
Oh my gosh, Chuseok is coming!
(Picture credit: Wikipedia’s Chuseok page) I’m not even Korean and I’m super excited about Chuseok! It’s like Korean Thanksgiving except I don’t get to eat because I’m white and American and don’t celebrate, but it doesn’t stop the excitement. It’s kind of like Seollal (Korean New Year) in that the excitement just doesn’t stop....
Review: Aprilkiss - Wannabe
And the “surprisingly good debut of the year” award goes to…. Aprilkiss is a brand new rookie girl group that I wanted to avoid like the plague after they were labelled the “Female 2PM”, but I ended up watching them after reading an article that said they were being praised for their charisma and I got hooked on their hook! I fell so hard for these girls that if...
Kpop Korean Lesson: "is love funny"
This is a title of a Davichi song that’s fairly easy to translate. 사랑이 우숩니 사랑 - love 이 - subject marker 우숩니 - funny, humorous A bit brief right now, sorry!
Kpop Korean Lesson: Narsha - Bbi Ri Bba Bba
There are a few that claim this songs lyrics are Luciferian; I’m not familiar with the teachings of that belief system so keep that in mind. If this offends simply skip it. 지친 사람들 내게로 지친 - tired, worn out, exhausted 사람 - person 들 - plural maker (plural suffix) 사람들 - people 내게 - me 내게로 - come to me (to me) 지친 사람들 내게로 Worn out people come to me. 지친 영혼을 내게줘 지친 -...
Shinee debuts at number one on the DAILY...
Shinee’s Juliet just took the number one spot on the daily Oricon, however, their sales were low for a number one debut. Their sales are low because they released their single the day before the new Oricon week started. Have no fear Shawols, tomorrows sales are what you should wait for…normally. This Kpop attack has me a bit uncertain of how things are going to work but the Oricon...
Review: Kim Yeohee - Half
I am pleased to say that I knew within 20 seconds of the title track if I was going to recommend this album. I liked it from the start to the end! This is a digital single that consists of two tracks one being titled Half (반쪽) and the other being Petal (꽃잎) it also contains an instrumental for Petal. Title Track: Half Retro sounding track that will remind you of Secret’s Shy Boy....
Class has started...yikes!
School has started which means I am a bit scattered-brained right now. Anyway, coming soon will be more Korean language things since that was the original purpose of this blog. I also want to do more album reviews since I enjoy listening to all the new music. Here’s a super tentative spur of the moment list I’m working on: - Super Junior new album review - Davichi Love Delight...
Random Word of the Moment
Davichi inspired since I love those girls to bits. 오르골 - o-reu-gul also put as orgel. It means music box.
Let's See How My Oricon Predictions Went
After School Will Not Be in the Top Three: Correct! Koda Kumi Will Keep Them Out of the Top Three: Half-way correct, she did rank higher than them but she’s not a top three spot. 2PM Will Be at 4th or 5th: Correct! They are at 4th! After School Will Be a Step Behind: Wrong! They’re at 7th! After School Will Remain in the Area They Debuted In: Correct! They debuted at 6th...
awkward...and the Nsync of Asia award goes to...
I had an awkward moment yesterday. Turns out there’s a lot of Kpop fans in the USA outside of New York and LA. I ran into three, at once, and they all disliked Super Junior. Therefore, awkwardness ensues! Luckily, I was familiar with two of them enough already to not care too much. Girl 1: “Did you buy the new SJ album?” Me: ”Nah, it has like 10 covers so I decided not to bother.” Boy:...
Updated the Kpop Takes Over YouTube Page
I updated the Kpop takes over YouTube page and I linked it in the side bar. So go enjoy that. This is probably a pretty important update to the YouTube page because somehow I managed to forget JYP exists. (I have clearly shown I am not a JYP fan, haven’t I?) All the JYP links have been added! I also included Jtune Camp. (It has to be the J. It must be the J.) There are other ones I...
Girls, Girls, Girls....and cats!
So many girl group magazine pictures this month! Here are some of my favorites since there are so many! It’s amazing. …and cats.
Where is the line to be drawn?
Where do we draw the line between a healthy number of versions of an album and outright sleazy business? My problem: Super Junior’s latest album “Mr. Simple” has 10 different covers for one version of their album. With many international fans getting the cover they want means that they will be purchasing more than one. What’s more is that in order to have the...
Kpop in Japan...old school
BoA was not the first Korean act to debut in Japan. I don’t know who the first Korean act was but I do know that before BoA even debuted in Korea S.E.S were releasing Japanese albums. I’m hooked on S.E.S’ Japanese remake of Shinhwa’s T.O.P take a listen: I’m in a very S.E.S-y mood right now.
After School pairs up with Hello Kitty and I make...
….maximum cuteness has been achieved! New high score! After School debuted at number 6 on the daily Oricon. I’m predicting a 4 - 6 weekly ranking for After School. They’re up against some pretty stiff competition and I do not expect a top three spot for the weekly. Koda Kumi, SDN48, and kanjani8 alone will keep them out of the top three and Keisuke Kuwata will make sure...
100 Days of Korea District
I’ve been trying to make this post all day! My browser keeps closing or my computer over-heating or something happens and it ends up not being saved. So while there is less than an hour left to the day, I would like to say thank you! I hope you’ve enjoyed the 100 days and I hope you enjoy 100 more! Thank you~!
Please Stop Spamming the Ellen Thing
The Ellen Show thing is OVER a year old. Ellen put that page up when DBSK was still a band of 5. I’m sick of seeing it everywhere; you aren’t making progress you’re just making us Kpop fans look like immature, spamming, brats. Cassiopeia failed already so just stop. Thank you.
Kpop Takes Over YouTube: Official Artist and...
This list was done mostly out of curiosity. I also have become aware that in many fandoms getting view counts on official videos has become important. So here is a list of accounts I can find that are official. This is by no means complete but I will try to keep it updated as I find more. SM Entertainment: http://www.youtube.com/user/SMTOWN http://www.youtube.com/user/sment ...
Internet Find: Ulzzang Date Makeup Tutorial
I was on the internet looking for tutorials on how to clear up my skin (I had a run in with a product that broke me out T__T) and make it look fresh and dewy when I stumbled upon an absolutely adorable YouTube channel and blog. While I’m not Asian, I thought the look in this tutorial was just too gorgeous to pass up without sharing. (Warning: She makes me wish I knew the word for...
It's all about the aegyo!
I learned something today that I can’t resist sharing. Can you guess what physical feature they have in common before reading? Something I’ve known for a while but didn’t really care about was the fact that on Kpop idols having fat under their eyes, in Korea, is considered cute. I wasn’t too phased by the trend but today I finally figured out what that fat is...
If the links aren't showing at Korea.com
Then click the link at the top of the post that says “Korea District” to go to the blog post. Korea.com’s blog section is just a feed of blogs that has been styled nicely so it may lack some of the functionality you expect from website pages.
"The Last Man Standing" Super Man Super Junior
I thought this was a nice performance. I felt reminded of an Eminem song, however, that doesn’t bother me. What do you think of SJ’s comeback with Mr. Simple? Win or Not?
By Popular Demand: Join 온새미로 (Super Junior's Fan...
Please make a Daum account before attempting to join 온새미로. (Join Daum Tutorial) Next click this link: Registration Page Please forgive typos. I don’t feel like remaking the thing. Updated September 8th, 2011
suesygs asked: where is the blue button?
Kpop Korean Lesson: Mr. Simple
봐라 Miss Simple, Simple 그대는 그대로 예뻐 (S J Call!) Look Miss Simple, Simple you are pretty as you are (SJ Call!) Or others have it as: Look Miss Simple, Simple you are pretty like that. I went went with “as you are” because of 그대로 looking so much like 그대는 and 그대로 in the Naver online dictionary meant “as it is”. 봐라 - look 그대는 - you are 그대로 - as it is (I saw it as...
Waiting for SJ Teaser
(for the record SJ = boyband of choice and my top Kpop fandom) enjoy this while waiting:
My new found respect for 2NE1
2NE1 just released “Ugly” today and after reading the translation literally I must admit I was disappointed. I am a very literal person I don’t like to dig around and run in circles for things that I feel should be obvious. After stepping back and going “maybe it’s not meant to be taken literally,” my respect for 2NE1 sky rocketed. After sitting back and...