Blog Archives

K-Pop:Year 2011, Month:January

Hello everyone.I hope everyone is doing fine.The year 2012 is already a month old and this is my first post of the year.Here is a short review of the year 2011…:)

The year started with a bang.DBSK made a comeback with keep your head down(although it was only Yunho and Changmin but it was great for a kpop lover like me to see them return to the stage).The song is one of my favorite songs(I didn’t like the rap…it sounded little creepy but otherwise it was fine).This was the return of the KINGS.

I was not a huge fan of MBLAQ before the song CRY was released.It was one of the best pop ballads of the year 2011.Take a look at the MV!!

People always complaint that only good looking sexy girls make it into entertainment industry(and yeah thats the truth) but one Girl Group is an exception here and they are PIGGY DOLLS.I enjoyed watching them perform on music shows and the girls are really talented.

Another song which made into my favorites list is BTD.Infinite, which was highly underrated at that time couldn’t leave a big impact on music shows but their sincerity and hard work was clearly visible and that’s what paid off later in the year.

Err i also tried to do a cover this song but unfortunately it turned out something like this

Secret Garden is one of the few dramas i watched this year(i watched only two 😛 err two and a half to be precise one was City Hunter and other was Athena)Will always remember this drama for the OSTs.It featured some of  the best ballads of the year and was one of the most viewed drama of the year.If you haven’t watched this drama..go and watch now…below is the one of the OST of the Drama.

Teen one of the bands i dont like..but their song Super Love made into my playlist and that too because of JD Relic.For those who dont know JD, he is a producer and a singer.He teamed up with ukiss later in the year(will come to this later)So I’m linking the cover version here not the original one..well all credit goes to Teen Top…

I personally find solo singers better than a the queen of Kpop(some of you might not agree with me on that)released the song Black and White.Its better than Top girl..

Mighty Mouth Tok Tok was released on jan 18(Music Video).I was just googling some new k songs and heard this one.This song is the most played in my playlist.Dont know why but i found the MV interesting too.The original ver. featured Kim Bum Soo and this one featured Soya.The original ver is good to hear too but Soya’s vocals suited the song and i will go with this version.

The saddest moment of 2010 was the expiration of SS501’s contract.Every member of the group chose to pursue solo careers and Park Jung Min released the debut single Not Alone.He didnt win any music show but his comeback was the most appreciated one.

Seungri’s What Can I Do is the next song i’m going to list here.Typical K-pop no. which makes you dance to the beats.The song was also featured in Engadget not because of Kpop but because of the use of LG Slate which was highly anticipated at that time.

Other than all this,KARA DSP controversy was also a main highlight of the month.

Thank you for reading!!!!




Jaejoong fans angered with “Poseidon” over miscasting

The writer for upcoming drama “Poseidon” is facing a lot of heat from Jaejoong fans due to a couple of contrary statements he made about Jaejoong and TVXQ’s Yunho.

Last July, he uploaded photoshopped images of Jaejoong on his personal Facebook page and wrote, “Although it’s not confirmed yet, if Jaejoong and Kap Su Jwa were cast for my drama, I’d feel so honored and do my best.

Soon after, news agencies released articles confirming Jaejoong’s role in “Poseidon”. When a fan left a message stating that she hoped Jaejoong would do well for the drama, the writer replied, “Yes, I too am hoping for good news.”

However, with recent news of Yunho being confirmed for “Poseidon”, a controversy quickly arose.

Although the writer had previously rallied for Jaejoong, Yunho’s confirmation caused him to do a complete turn. He left contradictory tweets about Jaejoong’s supposed casting, “Sigh~ Internet news agencies putting in their [EXCLUSIVE] headlines and writing as if they don’t care what the truth is.

Angry fans began tweeting back, “The writer is saying something completely different now. He acted as if Jaejoong would be cast for the drama at first” and “What happened to Jaejoong’s casting then?

The writer responded, “There was nothing confirmed, and articles were already being released as if it was. We, too, are going through difficult times because of this. However, the fans are probably going through a much more difficult time than we are. This may seem like a fake statement, but I am truly thankful for every actor that chooses to work with me.”

Although he attempted to clarify the situation, fans continued attacking him for his hypocrisy until the writer eventually decided to terminate his Twitter account.

Source + Photos: Sports Chosun via Nate

TVXQ’s Yunho confirmed for “Poseidon” as Yun Jae

It’s official! Despite SM Entertainment’s denial of the castingTVXQ’s Yunho has been confirmed in acting for the upcoming action drama, “Poseidon“.

Yunho will play the role of Elite Force soldier ‘Oh Yun Jae‘, who returns to Korea after working as a diver in Japan. Oh Yun Jae shares a strong bond of brotherhood with eldest sibling ‘Oh Eun Chul‘ (as played by Kim Kang Woo).

Other cast members include Eric, Kim Ok Bin, Jeon Hye Bin, Son Hyun Joo, Kim Kab Soo, Park Won Soo, Kim Yun Seo, and Jin Hee Kyung.

“Poseidon” was produced with the full support of the Coast Guard, who helped train and guide the actors since last summer. The drama tells the story of the special forces within the Coast Guard, who are responsible for saving lives. Ultimately, the self-sacrificing “heroes” will illustrate the theme of humanity and the preciousness of life.

Interestingly, the official broadcasters (MBC, SBS, KBS) for the drama have yet to be decided upon.

“Poseidon” marks Yunho’s return to the drama scene after a 2-year hiatus. We’re looking forward to seeing how his acting skills have improved during that time!

Source + Photo: Nate

Yunho Says “It Feels Like I’m Going On A MT With The SM Family”

U-Know Yunho of TVXQ stated that he felt like he was going on a MT with his fellow SM TOWN members.

After boarding the chartered plane headed for the USA for the SM TOWN LIVE ’10 WORLD TOUR in L.A. concert, U-Know Yunho showed an attentive side when he said, “This trip that I’m spending with our SM TOWN family is very meaningful to me and I feel as though I’m leaving for a MT,” and “I want to converse with the reporters and share stories that I never had a chance to share.”

U-Know Yunho, who is busy preparing for the musical ‘Goong’ and filming an advertisement drama, also drew attention for taking friendly pictures with other singers such as fellow member Choikang Changmin and Girls’ Generation member Soo Young.


Source: [bnt news + DNBN]
Translation credits:
Shared by:

Do not remove/add on any creditsT/N: MT means Membership Training and is when groups go on a trip together to strengthen their teamwork. These usually occur in colleges or companies.

SM Town Live 10 Highlights

Shortly after SM Town Live 10 ended, KBS News was quick to put together a highlight package and run a segment on their show. SM Entertainment artists Super Junior, BoA, SHINee, SNSD / Girls’ Generation, MAX, f(x), TRAX, Kangta, U-Know (Yunho) and others all put on an extravagant show.

Over 35,000 fans filled the seats at Seoul’s Jamsil Olympic Stadium and the concert lasted for over 6 hours. The concert didn’t go off without a hitch however as some of the large screen displays were malfunctioning due to the hot summer heat.

Some of the highlights included SNSD member Jessica and her sister, f(x) Krystal, performing a duet of Ke$ha’s popular Tik Tok. SHINee’s Onew dressed up as a Chinese delivery boy to deliver a microphone. Various SNSD, SHINee and Super Junior members going on stage with presents after BoA’s performance to celebrate BoA’s 10th anniversary. BoA also got her face buried into the celebration cake. U-Know (Yunho) also performed a special never before heard song with MAX titled Maximum.

SM Town Live 10 will continue their tour and visit Japan (Tokyo), China (Shanghai) and America (Los Angeles).

Some photos from the press conference:// <![CDATA[//

Yunho for Hong Kong’s Men’s Uno

Popular singer and actor, Yunho, recently took part in a photo shoot and interview for Hong Kong’s well known magazine Men’s Uno.

Showing off his good looks on the cover, Yunho stated in an interview, “I don’t know if I’m as attractive as most say, but I guess actions speak louder than words.”

Some fans left comments including, “I miss all of the TVXQ members” and Yunho looks great, but I wish all of the members would reunite.”

Meanwhile, Yunho is currently busy with his participation in Goong Musical, which will first be performed on September 8th.

U-Know Yunho – “My ideal woman is one with beautiful eyes”

Upon meeting his musical ‘Goong’ audiences, U-Know Yunho (24, real name Jung Yunho) revealed to public regarding his ideal type of woman.

During an exclusive interview of MBN information program “Entertainment Magazine V.I.P” (hereafter MBN VIP) to be released on the 30th, U-Know Yunho announced his ideal type, “A polite one who respects elder people, moreover if she has beautiful eyes, it would even better.” he unveiled his ideal type. And he later said, “Currently I’m not dating anyone.”

Yunho is now taking part in a musical where he will play the role of a handsome and charming Crown Prince Lee Shin, due to certain arrangements the prince has to marry an ordinary tomboy high school girl Shin Chae Kyung, and the love story between the two starts as they begin living together in the palace.

“The heroine in the drama Shin Chae Kyung and Min Hyorin, who is closest to your ideal one?” to this question Yunho answered, “Chae Kyung who has bright and positive personality is the better one.” revealing his degree of views on women. He also said, “When I had a girlfriend before, I enjoyed hanging out with her,” and “When I’m in love, unavoidably I will be a bit different.” he revealed a hidden aspect of him.

In the show broadcast, U-Know Yunho will further shared an honest talk about the most interesting scenes and practice experiences of musical ‘Goong’.

Comedian and actor Hwang Hyeon-hee will be in charge of delivering the mbn entertainment information program ‘Entertainment Magazine V.I.P’ that will broadcast on Friday at 12:30 pm, and re-runs are on July 31st at 12:00 am (midnight) and August 1st at 2:30 p.m.

(details about other musical casts are omitted)

%d bloggers like this: