Kpop Korean Lesson: Rumble Fish – I Love You, I... →
Music You Might Have Missed: Rumble Fish - I love...
Have you ever had the feeling of regret after listening to something for the first time and it’s like “why didn’t I get into this band sooner?” This is that song. I’ve heard of Rumble Fish but I never checked them out and this was my first time listening to anything by them…or should I say her. Rumble Fish used to be an actual band-band but all of the...
Dear Kpop Fans: Stop Feeding the Trolls
Please allow me to stand on my soap box for a moment, thank you. Remember this blog is also for my Korea related thoughts. Little annoys me more on the internet than the out-right troll feeding that takes place in anything related to Korean pop culture. Kpop fans WILL always take the bait. This seems to be a without fail fact. Then they [Kpop fans] will make comments just as hateful...
Music You Might Have Missed: Harasora - It's You
I have made it a personal mission to listen to artists that aren’t as well known as the obvious idols. Welcome to a new section titled “Music You Might Have Missed”. Hopefully, everyone’s knowledge of the Kpop scene will grow. Korean Title: 바로 너야 (Feat. 로라) Translation: It’s You (Feat. Lora) Side Note: Google translate puts it as “You’re the...
Bubble Pop! Yes or No?
Bubble bubble pop! Warning: Contains the word slut…more than once. For me: Yes. Bubble Pop is a catchy, fun song that I have had on repeat since it came out. I’m in love with this song. In fact mini album review coming soon. :) The cons… …it has kpop fans all riled up with the slut shaming even though she does nothing too off the wall. There was a couple of...
This is why I started the Kpop in Japan Round Up
Various Korean news portals are reporting Kim Hyun Joong has ranked first on the Oricon foreign album charts above the likes of Lady Gaga and Beyonce. 김현중, 日서 레이디가가-비욘세 제쳤다 Kim Hyun Joong, beats out Lady Gaga - Beyonce. This isn’t the case. Proof: http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/wa/w/ He ranks 4th after both Gaga and Beyonce. Please remember to take news about Kpop in Japan from...
Pyeongchang has just been awarded the 2018 Winter Olympics! NY Times Article: nytimes.com
Bonjour à tous!
Hello everyone! I’ve been off enjoying summer, and you? I hope things are going well! Side note: I had a really long post full of all my favorite songs for the summer originally but when I hit the enter button it deleted the whole post! I’m kind of angry needless to say. I’ll remake the post but do know that this was originally that post.
끝까지 들어 is a phrase I’ve always been confused about. I figured I’d finally do what should have been obvious…but wasn’t. I went to the Naver dictionary. 끝까지 by itself means “to the end” and 들어 is where this phrase got confusing. It turns out 들어 is a verb that means enter but also hold, take, walk in, cut, and be sharp, according to Naver’s dictionary. ...
My queen is returning!
Navi means butterfly. Navi will have her first performance June 30th at M! Countdown.
2NE1, 26일 '인가'서 신곡 '내가 제일 잘나가' 첫방
On the 26th group 2NE1 will return to the stage to show off their flashy new moves with their new song “I am the Best” on….*drumroll* SBS’ Inkigayo. Source: star.mt.co.kr Taken from article: 그룹 2NE1이 가요 프로그램 ‘인기가요’를 통해 신곡 무대를 첫 선보인다. For group 2ne1 the music program Inkigayo is the first stage they will show their new songs. Random Vocabulary: 첫 -...
뭘봐 - M&D
뭘봐 =/= Close Ur Mouth. 뭘봐 = What are you looking at? 봐 is a rude-ish way of saying look, while 뭘 is a contraction that means what. Kind of like in English we say don’t for do not, that’s what 뭘 is. The English title is appropriate for the content of the song, however, please know that it is not a translation.
Your First Korean Word? (Featuring Old School...
I’m curious! For whoever wants to share, what was your first Korean word? The first word you understood and it brought that “OH MY GOSH I KNOW THAT WORD” moment. My “aha” moment came in a BoA song. …It was the word 하나 which means one. It was part of the word 하나로 but I knew hana so I was really excited. Yes, I’m showing my age…I’m...
Sorry, I’ve been away a couple of days. I’m caring for my cat who has gotten sick. :( Be back soon.
Understanding Korean Age (Part 2)
I’m here with a part two! For good reason as well, there’s one more technicality that needs to be covered in order to have a good grasp of Korean ages and so that Korean dramas don’t confuse you. So, lets get started! See Part One: koreadistrict.tumblr.com (more detailed than this post, it covers more; if you’re a complete newbie to Korean ages start there or this one...
SMTown Paris - Le Monde Summary
SM Town Paris landed in Le Monde news. If you become familiar with anything French (outside a high school French class in most cases) you’ll hear Le Monde pop up at least once. Le Monde means “The World” it’s a daily newspaper that covers various things and world affairs. SM Town Paris landed in Le Monde and since my French is better than my Korean I decided to do a...
Understanding Korean Age (Basic Guide)
Ever been confused by Korean age? You’re not alone. If you’re reading this post expecting me to say “Everyone born the same year is chingu!” you’re mistaken. There’s more to Korean ages than that. For example Super Junior’s Kyuhyun was born in Feburary 1988 and Super Junior’s Ryeowook was born in June 1987 are in fact “chingu”...
Korean Vocabulary - 몇시예요?
몇시예요 - what time is it? 오전 - AM 오후 - PM 시 - hour, o’clock 분 - minutes Know how to combine? 4시15분 means it’s 4:15. It’s really that simple…unless, you want to make it hard by learning all the Sino-Korean and native Korean numbers to use instead. That will come in a later post. AM/PM aren’t really necessary if using 24 hour time but if using 1-12 you may want to...
On June 5th we became a month old from the “official” opening date. So, yay for that. Thank you for visiting and enjoying! I don’t know what else to say or do, I’m not very good with these things. I felt like I needed to say something though… 저는…행복해요. 아~ 몰라! 감삽니다. 일개월~ 코리어 디스트릭 파이팅 ❤ - 브리트니