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 won’t make much sense!)
SIBLINGS! Love them or hate them…it’s most likely you switch through both daily if you have them. Now, basic sibling things should be fairly easy to figure out. Have an older brother? He’s oppa/hyung; if you have a younger sibling then they’re your dongsaeng. However, have you ever wondered about what twins or triplets do? Well, wonder no more. Twins (and so on) also observe ages as well. This means if you’re the twin that saw the world a mere two minutes before your sibling you get the respect of being the “older” sibling.
I’ll post a part four (there is a part three in the works) if I find something important to add. I’ve been in this Korea love phase for years now so I had forgotten about the difficulty people have with Korean ages. I hope I’ve done some clarification!
(I used a picture from the drama “You’re Beautiful” since I’m told it has twins in it.)
Mr. Taxi, Taxi, Taxi, I am landing at first place on the Oricon~!
Ok, so that’s not really how the song goes but, Shoujo shidai who released their Japanese debut album snagged first place on the weekly album charts. Congrats to them.
Single Weekly Rankings: Jang Geun Suk’s single is still in the top 20, 2pm and SNSD are still in the top 30, and Kara is still in the top 35.
Album Weekly Rankings I Missed: Big Bang where I expected a lower top 10 or upper top 20 spot came in at number 7. That’s lower top 10~ FT Island also had their album take the number one spot on the weekly rankings!
Kpop in Japan Round Ups have gotten a bit boring on my end. Do you like them? If so say so.
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This week includes: SNSD, Jang Geun Suk, and MBLAQ!
This week was a firece battle on the Oricon between SNSD and actor Jang Geun Suk, who landed first on the charts? Find out that and more under the cut! (Includes pictures and videos)
Who came out on top of the charts this week; Jang Geun Suk with his debut single “Let Me Cry” while SNSD had to settle with second place with “Mr. Taxi” but these two Korean acts weren’t alone on the charts this week! Kara with “Jet Coaster Love” held on to a top 10 spot for yet another week coming in at number nine! This is Kara’s fourth week in the top ten! That’s not all as well, on May 5th four of the ten spots on the daily charts are taken up by Korean artists! 힘내세요 Kpop!
Special Mention: FT Island These boys somehow fell through the cracks between the two weekly updates I’ve done.