Month: March 2017

Jackson fainted in a hi-touch event

Jackson got sick and fainted in a hi-touch event

“We cant have a k-pop universe without Jackson, we just cant.”  – He’s so right!

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Rookie K-Poppers Vs. Veteran K-Poppers

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Wherever we are in this rollercoaster ride called K-pop, some of us (ahem) have been on this journey much longer than others. Not to say that’s a bad thing (once a fan always a fan), but as K-pop is ever evolving, so are its fans. Whether you are calling your favorite idols oppa/unnie/noona/hyung, or you are being called that, here are some differences between rookie K-poppers and veteran K-poppers.

Comebacks

ROOKIE:

We have to wait three months for a comeback?

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VETERAN:

We have to wait three YEARS for a comeback?

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With every passing year, it seems idol groups are coming back faster than before. Veteran K-pop fans (and current YG stans) know it’s a miracle when their (WHOLE) beloved group comes back within the same year.

When you talk about K-pop with your friends…

BEFORE:

A: Yea, I really love this group called DBSK.

B: Dibidibi what?

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That’s not even the right group. 

NOW:

A: My favorite jam right now is ‘The Eye’ by this group called INFINITE.

B: OMG HELLO FELLOW INSPIRIT?!

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Most veteran K-poppers probably identify more with the first scenario, while rookie K-poppers may have only heard stories of the first. With the rise of Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” K-pop has started to become more mainstream. Nowadays, if you throw a stone, you may just hit a potential Starlight, Shawol, or Baby (and let the fangirling commence!).

Fashion Sense

ROOKIE:

WOW what is that hair? Those glasses? Coordi-noonas must not like that idol too much hehe~

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VETERAN:

Thank you God that the ’90s and early 2000s have passed and will never, ever come back.
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‘Nuff said

Social Media

ROOKIE:

A: YASSS. VIXX’s Hyuk just updated his Instagram again. Gotta go like it~

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VETERAN:

A: *obsessively refreshes Instagram knowing full well their favorite idols are in the military right now and have almost no access to social media*

B: OMG they opened a Twitter account!!! *chorus of “What’s their username?” rises up in forums*

C: Does my idol even know what social media is?

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Before social media sites like Twitter, idols actively used only Korean sites, such as me2day or Cyworld.

And if you didn’t know Korean…

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Obtaining subbed idol interviews and variety shows

ROOKIE:

Don’t worry! There are tons of subbing groups out there. Someone will sub it soon!

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VETERAN:

Okay, Google. What is ‘Ann-yeong-hae-say-yo’ in English?

No results? What if I spelled it this way…

200

And that’s how it’s done.

With K-pop rising in the mainstream, so has the rise of subbing groups. Veterans still have war flashbacks of desperately scouring YouTube for English subs.

And on a similar vein…

Video Quality

ROOKIE:

Just 720p? Okay, then.

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VETERAN:

720p!! OMG THEIR FACES ARE SO CLEAR AND I CAN SEE THEIR PORES AND THE BLENDING IS JUST AWFUL AND WOW IT’S SO CLEAR.

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HD makes everything better. ❤

5 Awkward moments that fans of Korean culture experience

1. 5 Awkward moments fans of Korean culture experience
If you’re a fan of K-Pop, without a doubt, you cannot avoid becoming more curious and immersed into Korean culture. From the foods and parties to even the language, there are so many exciting aspects but when fans give it a whirl they will, without fail, experience these 5 awkward moments!
2. Food
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If you thought Taco Bell sauce was spicy…lord bless your soul. Korean food will have your tongue doing a rain dance in hopes of some water. Not to mention some of the desserts that may throw off your taste buds. Expect to eat a lot of red bean in, pretty much, everything! Red bean donuts, ice-cream, you guess it, it’s probably in it. If you like Goya bean products you may stand a chance. I just hope you know how to use chopsticks.
3. Karaoke
Karaoke, also called noraebang, is every Korean’s go to spot after a night at the bar. It doesn’t matter if you can sing or not, but can you read the lyrics? If not, you may end up sounding like this.
4. Free Size
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The cursed tag attached to almost every piece of clothing. Free Size is basically Korea’s attempt of couture fashion when they are simply too lazy to make the same clothes in multiple sizes. If you are an M in America, you’re probably XL in Asian sizes. America is the land of the free and Korea is the land of the free size. Unless you’re trying to cosplay as the next Korean Hulk, take your pick.
5. Bowing
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To bow or not to bow, that is the question. When meeting your Korean friend’s parents, you better be prepared. Don’t make it awkward and pretend you were tying your shoe or look like a pigeon bobbing its head, go for the full bow and impress all Koreans you come into contact with. Use when needed.
6. Drinking
Now this goes for all drinks. Soju, mekju (beer), and banana milk may be littered with disappointment for some. Soju is so strong, sometimes waiters use the alcoholic substance to clean the tables. Bye-bye liver! Korean beers are pretty hardy in taste and often paired with soju, too, making for a real dynamic duo. Don’t try to chug this down at the next Korean company party if you still want to be employee of the month…or employed.
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If you’re still underage there is the “as seen on TV” banana milk drink. In dramas and CFs they all look delicious, but the harsh reality is it basically tastes like drinking banana laffy taffy. If you like that candy -good, if not, mark my words as you have been warned. That awkward gag-reflex might just kick in.

Promise to Promise

I’ve been racking my brain thinking why am I not familiar with this song?! I know all SS501 songs and to which album it belongs to. So I found a video and listened to it…finally found out the reason I’m not familiar with it! Its a Japanese song! I don’t like Japanese songs and don’t listen to it! The only Japanese album I listened to was the 1st one and that’s because its their 1st.

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Kim Hyun Joong [article] THE LETTER

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WELCOME BACK!

Finally the long wait ended last Saturday Feb 11th as Kim Hyun Joong was finally discharged from his MS that really felt like New Year, as one of my readers described the festive mood created by KHJ fans from all walk of life from SK and from other countries! What was so amazing of all was that, there were over 1,500 fans out there in the cold to meet him early morning of Feb 11th which I’m sure more than what we all expected!

As early as 5am KHJ fans from tweeter were already busy tweeting that they were already on their way to see Hyun Joong and pictures started to pour out! Everyone was excited that for me it felt as if KHJ was holding a concert first thing in the morning!! I think this is…

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