Archive for June, 2009

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Life without the clumsiness and savagery

June 30, 2009

Family Outing has really got to me bad. I’m so in love with the show. I love the family, their bonding, their closeness. It’s really ashame that it has to end. The show will continue without Park Yejin and Lee Chunhee, but the illusion of the family that I have loved is over. What can we do? Nothing is forever.

I already said what I want to say in my previous posts. This article is just to share the english sub of episode 52 (the farewell episode). It’s really sad. Goodbyes are never easy. Here’s the first part of the episode. Just browse the author’s channel for the other parts.

By next week, the replacement of Yejin and Chunhee will join the family. I’m really wondering how the two will fit in the family or if they’ll fit at all. Also, will the fans accept them? I remember the time when Won Bin left FT Island. His replacement receive lots of hate from die hard fans of the original FT Island. The same thing might happen with Family Outing. The show have generate a lot of followings. I hope things would be better than I expect. I will really miss them.

For the last time, Park Yejin and Lee Chunhee.

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A Scandal in the Making?

June 30, 2009

Fan girls are very much familiar with ‘Mnet Scandal’. For those who don’t know, it’s a show where a celebrity is paired up with a fan and they both pretend to be a couple for a week. The first time I found out about the show was with 2pm’s Nichkhun episode. I don’t know if there was any episode before him.

I saw the episode. Actually, it was the only episode I watched. The premise of the show isn’t really that interesting. I’ve seen better shows in MTV. I think the only reason the show is getting the attention it has been receiving is because of the attitude of the fans. Korean fans can be crazily possessive. And that’s what make this show fun for me. It’s not what the show gives but what the fans react to that makes the show worth making.

FT Island’s Hongki went next after Nichkhun. There wasn’t much hype to his episode as much there was with Nichkhun’s. I have a theory to it though. 2pm is an idol group while FT Island is a band. From what I know, there are more crazy fan girls in an idol group than with a band. FT Island fans are more diverse in gender.

A week ago, Mnet found another idol to help break the hearts of fans. Again a 2pm member. I found out about this actually through seoulbeats. Ellie was so pissed because Mnet got Taecyeon a girl. I really like Ellie. She’s very transparent and animated. She even threatened Mnet not to put Jaebeom on the show. Anyway, blogs were bombarded with fan girls crazy comments. I haven’t really seen the episode, but from what I heard, Taecyeon was very comfortable with the girl. Maybe the girl is the girl. He did say he wants to get married when he’s 27.

And now, Mnet’s new target are the I ams. Pictures of 2am’s Seulong and Jo Kwon has recently surfaced. I’m really interested in Jo Kwon’s episode. He seems gay. But then again, he is Korean. Guys are okay to be feminine like him and yet still be straight.

I’m really excited who’ll Mnet get next. DBSK and Bigbang are definitely impossible because of their promotional activities in Japan. Unless, they bring the girl in Japan for a whole week or they’ll choose a Japanese girl to be in the scandal. I highly doubt these are options since Mnet isn’t that well off like KBS, MBC, and SBS. Well, judging from the stage of their music program.

If Mnet people are smart, they’ll get a 2pm or a Super Junior member. No doubt, the two are the hottest boy bands in Korea today, with Bigbang, DBSK, and I think SS501 expanding their popularity to other countries. Well, there’s SHINee but I think they’re too young to be in a relationship as serious as what Mnet’s trying to show. Correct me if I’m wrong with SS501. I think they’re also expanding but I’m not so sure.

I 90% think that it’s gonna be one of these guys who is next.


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SNSD shines us with ‘Genie’

June 30, 2009

SNSD finally released their 2nd mini-album, ‘Genie’. There are six songs in the album with one track being a duet between SNSD’s Jessica Jung and SHINee’s Onew. According to some sources the album is doing great in Korea and that 소원을 말해봐(Genie) and Etude are performing well in the charts. Here’s the track list of the album.

01. 소원을 말해봐(Genie)
02. Etude
03. 여자친구(Girlfriend)
04. 남자친구(Boyfriend)
05. 동화(My Child)
06. 1년 後(One Year Later)

The album is just okay I think. Very typical for an SNSD album. ‘Etude’ is actually the only one good. Well, for my taste it’s the only one worth listening to. It was one of those song that you’ll see yourself in it. I mean if there would be a music video, your everyday life would be it. Well, the melody gave me that feeling. I don’t know yet what the song means.

‘Genie’ is their title track but it didn’t have the catchiness that of ‘Gee’. Or maybe I was just expecting something upbeat. Honestly, the only song of SNSD that I like is ‘Gee’. According to wikipedia they have released several songs already, ‘Into the New World’, ‘Girls’ Generation’, ‘Kissing You’, and ‘Baby, Baby’. I tried to listen to these songs but I’m not really feeling them. The songs, including Genie, are just so gender bias. Maybe that’s why I like Wonder Girls more. In Korea guys singing and dancing to SNSD’s songs might be okay but going outside of Korea, the guy doing it would have social problems.

Another thing, I thought I would understand the album by listening to the songs, but apparently not. I still can’t get why they use the military theme? I would have understood if they dressed up as belly dancers. The album doesn’t sound military. Maybe it’s a Korean thing.


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2pm in ‘Chocolate’

June 29, 2009

Kim Jung Eun’s Chocolate episode with 2pm aired this weekend. I’m really a fan of these guys. They’re as real as it gets. They’re not afraid to look dorky or idiotic. Anyway, during the interview they were ask to think of a 10 syllable phrase that describe themselves.

Nichkhun -> I am Nichkhun the wink vending machine.

Taecyeon -> The beastly husband, Ok Taecyeon.

Junho -> I am charming smile Junho.

Jaebeom -> Singing rapper and B-Boy.

Wooyoung -> Fat cheeked Wooyoung. Hehe.

Junsu -> Shall I seduce you with my song

Chansung -> Eatinator, Youngest on top, Chan.

I find it funny that Korea is still not over Khun’s wink. If he didn’t have talent he’ll forever be branded as ‘the wink guy’. I wonder how Wooyoung fans took it when the cheeks they all fell in love with disappeared. For a moment then, he was the Sohee of 2pm. He looks healthier now though.

Chansung is really a pig but his love for food will forever be in the hearts of many. I saw a video of him in High Kick lately. I thought he would be a little in the heavy side when his younger but surprisingly he wasn’t. I think he gained wait when he became part of JYP. Here’s some pic for comparison.

By the way, here’s the schedule of 2pm in the coming days: July 2-7 In Thailand.


June 29

[Radio+Recording] KBS Maybee’s Volume up Radio 08:00 pm – Junsu Jaebeom

[Broadcast] SBS Yashimmanman 11:00 pm – Khun

[Recording] SBS Star King – Khun excluded


June 30

[Radio] SBS-Radio Choi Hwa Jung Power Time 12:00 pm – Khun excluded

[Radio] SBS-Radio Ten Ten Club 10:00 pm – Jun Brothers

[Recording] MBC-Radio This/Today/Good morning I’m Lee Moon Se – Khun excluded

[Event] Fansign at Inter park


July 1

[Recording] KBS Maybee’s Volume up Radio – Jaebeom


July 2

[Broadcast] Mnet Ice Pricess at mignight


July 3

[Broadcast] Mnet Asia Super Girls 06:00 pm – Chansung Junho

[Broadcast] KM Pop Magazine 08:00 pm – Taecyeon


July 4

[Broadcast] MBC Music Core 04:20 pm – recorded on June 27

[Broadcast] MBC Introducing Stars’ Friends 05:15 pm- Chansung Khun

[Broadcast] KBS2 Star Golden Bell 05:15 pm – Jaeboem Junsu Taecyeon Wooyoung

[Broadcast] KBS2 Invincible Saturday – I’ve an uncle 06:30 pm

[Broadcast] SBS Star King 06:30 pm


July 5

[Tentative] SBS Sixth Sense 10.45 am – Khun

[Broadcast] SBS Inkigayo 04:10 pm – recorded on June 28

[Broadcast] MBC Sunday Sunday Night (Health and Living Variety Segment) 05:20- Khun


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The SHINee harassment

June 29, 2009

Rumors are going around about Taemin’s situation in his school. Apparently, the SHINee member is being stalked by a higher classman. Actually, a classwoman. I’m surprise that women in Korea are this aggressive. When I think of Korean women, Song Hye Kyo (Autumn in my Heart), Choi Ji Woo (Stairway to heaven), and Lee Young Ae (Jewel in the Palace) comes to mind. The kind of women you want to protect. I must have been wrong. Women are diverse wherever they are in the world.

SHINee is very popular to women older than them. I even remember them in a show with this scenario. This is the ugly side of Korean fans. They have no restraint. I think they feel that celebrities are there to satisfy their fascination.

But no offense to SHINee fans, the boys do seem weak and easily bullied. Especially Taemin and Onew. They should learn to stand up for themselves and not let annoying things just happen. Speak up! Life is hard and harsh. Not all the time someone will come and help them.

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‘Nobody’ is out

June 28, 2009

JYP Entertainment has released the music video of the Wonder Girls’ ‘Nobody’. The video seems to be a re-work version of the original MV. There were new scenes but it’s pretty much a dubbed version. I don’t know if it’s a good idea to recycle the old video though. Comparison will definitely occur and the English version is in the losing end.

I found new and much better fancams and it seems their debut was decent enough. I still don’t know if the Jonas Brothers’ fan got interested in them. The purpose of opening for the Jonas Brothers was to introduce them to a wider audience and not to perform to Jonas Brothers’ fan that are Wonder Girls fan.

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Wonder Girls finally debut in America

June 28, 2009

Fancams of the Jonas Brothers concert has surfaced. Most asian fans are waiting for the feedback for the Wonder Girls. The girls performed their hits ‘Nobody’ and ‘Tell Me’. I watched some fancams and I’m really scared for them. As you all know, the american music industry can be very very harsh. Americans can sometimes be racist.

I’m a fan but I’m not delusional. It was not them. Their charms did not reflect in their performance. Or maybe it’s the quality of the vidao. In a critic point of view, that wasn’t what I expected. I’m gonna give them some slack since it is their first performance. But I do hope things will be better. I’ll replace the fancams when I find something better.

JYP however is pleased with the performance and I quote, ‘They made Portland dance to Nobody! They killed it. C da picture after da show. I’m so proud of them!!’ I wanna feel what JYP feels. I hope quality fancams would emerge soon. Really soon.

According to allkpop.com, their next performance will be tomorrow at Tacoma Dome Tacoma, WA. These girls are making me nervous. Hope they’ll do good.

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