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My response to Yang Hyun Suk’s “The idol-fad is over”

30 Sep

CEO of YG Entertainment, Yang Hyun Suk was interviewed recently and in one portion of the interview he said that the “idol fad” is over. Of course this has given kpop fans a lot to think about and made me want to write a post responding to what YG said. I think, it’s best that you read the article if you have not done so already before you read my response. 🙂

When reading this article, my greatest confusion was over the word “fad” lol. Either Yang Hyun Suk actually did say this or it was put in the translation. What I think he meant by this is that the idol “era” is over, or idols being the centre of success in the music industry is over. Idols are the most successful and carry the hallyu wave strongly than ever today. But is this all over? Continue reading

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My Complete BIAS List (Top 20)

20 Jun

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My Bias List..

KPOP Terminology: “Bias”: the favourite group a kpop fan has or the favourite member of said group the kpop fan has 🙂

This is a concept that kpoppers get very excited when talking about it. The list of top favourite groups and their biases from those groups. This subject is something that I find very interesting when hearing about others’ bias lists and I always have fun sharing mine on the internet in some form. I’ve never done it in full though, so as someone who loves a wide spectrum of k-pop groups, my bias list is long but I will only explain my absolute top groups that I follow the most and love the most and get me excited the most! The rest I will include in a less detailed form.

My bias list will include my fav groups (from most favourite to least favourite); my bias in that group and my favourite song from that group.

So… here we go! Continue reading

What’s the deal with SS501?

15 Jun

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Side note: SS501 fans, please don’t hate me. I wrote this post because I was interested in the whole situation of SS501 since I first got into k-pop  a few years ago. Although I don’t listen to SS501’s music, I still cannot even figure out if they are popular/famous or not. So please, if you are a fan tell me after reading this post 🙂 Continue reading

My Bias List – part 3

14 Jun

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My Bias List..

KPOP Terminology: “Bias”: the favourite group a kpop fan has or the favourite member of said group the kpop fan has 🙂

This is a concept that kpoppers get very excited when talking about it. The list of top favourite groups and their biases from those groups. This subject is something that I find very interesting when hearing about others’ bias lists and I always have fun sharing mine on the internet in some form. I’ve never done it in full though, so as someone who loves a wide spectrum of k-pop groups, my bias list is long but I will only explain my absolute top groups that I follow the most and love the most and get me excited the most! The rest I will include in a less detailed form.

My bias list will include my fav groups (from most favourite to least favourite); my bias in that group and my favourite song from that group.

So… here we go! Continue reading

My Bias List – part 2

4 Jun

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My Bias List..

KPOP Terminology: “Bias”: the favourite group a kpop fan has or the favourite member of said group the kpop fan has 🙂

This is a concept that kpoppers get very excited when talking about it. The list of top favourite groups and their biases from those groups. This subject is something that I find very interesting when hearing about others’ bias lists and I always have fun sharing mine on the internet in some form. I’ve never done it in full though, so as someone who loves a wide spectrum of k-pop groups, my bias list is long but I will only explain my absolute top groups that I follow the most and love the most and get me excited the most! The rest I will include in a less detailed form.

My bias list will include my fav groups (from most favourite to least favourite); my bias in that group and my favourite song from that group.

So… here we go! Continue reading

B2utys demand apology from KBS

3 Jun

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Beast’s fans (B2utys) have been demanding an apology from KBS who aired the Dream Concert this year. B2utys have formed an online petition on Daum agora to get KBS’ attention and an official apology from KBS. Their goal is to reach 50,000 signatures. So far, the fans have obtained about 8,200 signatures on Daum agora, showing that there is a lot of support for this cause.

It was May 12th that the concert was held with many big stars in attendance, such as: TVXQ, SNSD – TaeTiSeo, T-ara, Kara, Infinite, Teen Top, EXO-K, Ailee, Davichi, 4minute and many many more. Most of the performers two of their hits songs or atleast one. Beast also performed at the concert and apparently performed two of their hits: ‘Fiction’ and ‘Shock’. However the problem is that when the official footage from the concert was aired as a show on KBS on May 30th, fans (including myself) were shocked to see that half way through the concert, Beast finally came on stage and performed ‘Fiction’ but half way through the song, their performance was cut to commercials! Continue reading

INFINITE WIN MUSIC BANK 120601

1 Jun

Infinite won on Music Bank today!! They were up against Baek Ji Young for the mutizen trophy and were announced the winner!

Both Sungyeol and Woohyun made the thank you speech, both teary-eyed. All the boys tried to hold back their tears.

I was so happy when I found out this morning that they won! With all their hard work, they definitely deserve to win a mutizen for this song. ‘The Chaser is AMAZING!’ Continue reading

My Bias List

1 Jun

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My Bias List..

KPOP Terminology: “Bias”: the favourite group a kpop fan has or the favourite member of said group the kpop fan has 🙂

This is a concept that kpoppers get very excited when talking about it. The list of top favourite groups and their biases from those groups. This subject is something that I find very interesting when hearing about others’ bias lists and I always have fun sharing mine on the internet in some form. I’ve never done it in full though, so as someone who loves a wide spectrum of k-pop groups, my bias list is long but I will only explain my absolute top groups that I follow the most and love the most and get me excited the most! The rest I will include in a less detailed form.

My bias list will include my fav groups (from most favourite to least favourite); my bias in that group and my favourite song from that group.

So… here we go! Continue reading

MV review for Teen Top’s ‘To You’

30 May

Wassup followers!

After seeing the full released MV in my subsription box on YouTube, I watched it straight away and I was amazed from the beginning to end. It was actually better than I expected!

I thought I definitely have to do some kind of reaction/review on wowkpop.

The fangirling starts here! Continue reading

Happy Birthday to EXO’s Sehun

11 Apr

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