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...