December 27th, 2012

YNWAyoongi

Kara’s Han Seung Yeon Tells Anti-Fans Exactly How She Feels



Kara‘s Han Seung Yeon recently let anti-fans know that she’s had the last straw.

On December 24, she tweeted, “Netizens who hide in anonymity and claim to represent the masses, do you feel powerful and all-knowing just because you become part of this group?”

She went on, “After standing by and watching, I couldn’t help but say something because it’s just embarrassing to tolerate it any further. If you find something offensive, you don’t have to watch it. If you don’t like it, you can just let it be. Do you always have to express how you feel in order to be satisfied? Well thank you for letting me know.”

She ended her rant by saying, “Look here. You’re wasting your time when you try to ruin the mood of someone you truly dislike. I’m going to be spending my precious time with good people and working hard, so no need to worry about me. Just think about it. Who is the one that needs a reality check?”

Netizens who saw Han Seung Yeon’s tweet commented, “She’s right, lately anti-fans have truly crossed the line,” “Live up to higher standards. Enough with cursing people out,” and “Don’t worry too much anti-fans, they like it more when you give them attention.”

source: soompi

I'll never get sick of idols actually sticking up for themselves, and not taking crap they shouldn't have to.
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GLAM 'I Like That' Teaser 2 & comeback stage on ‘SBS Gayo Daejun’


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GLAM will be the first idol group to have their comeback stage on the ‘SBS Gayo Daejun‘.

On the 26th, GLAM’s label said, “GLAM will be having their comeback stage for the first time in history at the ‘SBS Gayo Daejun’. Holding a comeback stage during an end-of-the-year show is shocking, and a rookie has never done it before.”

The teaser for their new song “I Like That” was released recently, and the song will be released on January 2nd.

source: akp

still no sign of the new member? I feel like there is some trolling in the works here...
YNWAyoongi

Kara’s Goo Hara Gifts B2ST’s Yong Jun Hyung With a Kitten



Idol couple Goo Hara and Yong Jun Hyung now have a feline friend joining in on their relationship.

The SNS of a pet shop in Korea revealed Goo Hara had gifted her boyfriend with one of the store’s pets as they wrote, “The Scottish Fold Kara Goo Hara reserved for B2ST Yong Jung Hyung’s birthday. I went through so much trouble to get you guys. The best quality for real. Ms. Hara, I’ll see you later.”

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source: enewsworld

So cute!! The kitten is adorable, and I really think that's a cute gift for him. Isn't Junhyung a known animal lover? I'm happy their relationship seems to be going strong. I'm sure it's tough for both of them to make it work.
tzuyu heart shaker

SM MILKING WALLETS FOR SNSD'S I GOT A BOY COMEBACK


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“I Got A Boy”, will also come with a 40-page photobook. Ten versions of the album will be released, nine of which will use a single member’s photo as a cover, and one of which will use a group photo. Each version of the album will include a different photobook. *there is no overlap*

1 . I Got a Boy 소녀시대 유영진 / 유영진
2 . Dancing Queen 소녀시대 윤효상 / Stephen Andrew Booker
3 . Baby Maybe 소녀시대 Choi Sooyoung, Kwon Yuri, Seo Joohyun / Mich Hansen
4 . 말해봐 소녀시대 김태성 / Mason Charlie
5 . Promise 소녀시대 모울 / Joseph Belmaati
6 . Express 999 소녀시대 김정배 / Kenzie
7 . 유리아이 소녀시대 박창현 / 박창현
8 . Look at Me 소녀시대 전간디 / Johan Gustafson
9 . XYZ 소녀시대 Seo Joohyun, Kwon Yuri / Jonathan Yip
10 . 낭만길 소녀시대 이신성, 이찬미, 수미 / Hyuk Shin

Real_Chichinhu, Yurui
 10 different photobooks means a lot of new snsd content, but at the cost of your wallet lol also, it seems like the trippy colourful teasers are being used as the covers
YNWAyoongi

'School 2013's' Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin for 'Vogue Girl'



Actors Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin, who were originally models, showed off their experienced “model force” in a recent photo spread.

Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin posed together for the January edition of “Vogue Girl,” where they displayed their superior body proportions, especially their long legs. The two actors wore a collection of classy suits and showed fans and viewers that they were indeed successful former models in the past.

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source: soompi

Kim Woo Bin is gorgeous. The End.
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Youngjae and Sunhwa to release a duet!!!



Secret’s Han Sunhwa will be releasing a duet song with B.A.P’s main vocal, Youngjae.

On the noon of the 27th, the two will be releasing the audio and music video for their duet song, ‘Everything’s Pretty’, on various music and video sites. Kang Jiwon and Kim Kibum, who have written many of Secret and B.A.P’s hit songs have made this ‘proposal song’ which was made for loving couples.

Through this song, Youngjae showed off all his charms with his husky yet sweet voice.

Han Sunhwa, who is showing various charms on MBC’s “We Got Married” will be showing lovey-dovey actions with Youngjae and not her husband, Kwanghee, causing people to say, “Won’t this arouse jealousy from Kwanghee?” We anticipate the music video to stimulate Kwanghee more because they will show lovey-dovey actions to fit the lyrics.

source: sports seoul + trans by neukki

SOMEONE HOLD ME

Netizen who claimed to be T-ara's backdancer currently being detained by police



The netizen who claimed to be T-ara‘s former backdancer earlier this year and fanned the flames of alleged bullying within the group has been detained at Gangnam police station.

The Gangnam police station’s cyber crime team announced that “netizen A”, who allegedly wrote that Jiyeon slapped Hwayoung for a small mistake during practice, is being accused for defamation of character. However, netizen A is claiming that he simply spread the rumor, and that he was not the writer of the original post.

A representative from the police station stated, “After [rumors of] Hwayoung being bullied came out, the news spread instantly, and because the original post was deleted, it took a long time [to investigate]. We were unable to find the originator of the post. Because it’s still an ongoing investigation, we can’t reveal any more details.”

The cyber crime team explained, “Whether the statements by the person who misrepresented himself as T-ara’s backdancer are fact or fiction, because the statements could have had made [the group's] image suffer, it’s possible that maliciously spreading the post could be considered defamation of character.”

allkpop, asiatoday

The truth always reveals itself in the end. Let's hope the rest are finally hunted down by the police!
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  • nikcuf

BOYFRIEND to release Janus repackage in January + more info about Hello Baby season 7 (with teaser)

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Boyfriend is coming back to fans with a new repackaged album next month.

Starship Entertainment announced on December 27 that the idol group would release a repackaged album of its November 8-released Janus album.

The group has been on a high streak since its debut and recently sold out its exclusive concert series in Tokyo.

Additional details on the repackaged album and concept will be released in the coming days, with the album itself to drop on January 10.

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Source: enewsworld, catyi1028, @G_Girlfriend



OP IS SHAKING AND CRYING DUE TO FEELS. i wanted to share more about the babies but i think it would spoil the show so.. you can search for yourself if you want~ it's all around the web
tzuyu heart shaker

Hyoyeon’s Video Message + An Incredibly Confusing Group Picture



In the video, Hyoyeon says that she misses fans and expresses her feelings by demonstrating two key points of the choreography for “I Got A Boy”. She also says, “I’m really curious and am looking forward to what you all will call these dance moves.”

Fans can also look forward to the dance teaser of the music video for “I Got A Boy” set to be released later on today. In addition, Jessica’s video message will be released tomorrow.

More details on the album set to be released on January 2nd can be found here.

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Sources: Naver LINENaver tvcastOsen, ssfshortclips2
Written by: letaengbutt@soshifiedContributor: ch0sshi@soshified

 
Punch

The New York Times selects Big Bang & 2NE1 concerts for ‘Best Concerts of 2012′

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2012 was a huge year for YG Entertainment, lead by Psy, their popularity has truly gone global. With their growing influence, two of their top acts held their first World Tours.

The ladies of 2NE1 embarked on their ‘New Evolution World Tour‘ back on July 28th in Seoul. They then proceeded to visit the United States (Newark & Los Angeles), Japan (Osaka, Nagoya, Yokohama, Saitama), Taiwan (Taipei), and finally Singapore.

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Source: Allkpop, The New York Times
Punch

2NE1 IS IN THE MIDST OF PREPARING FOR A COMEBACK; BUT WHEN WILL THAT BE?

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2NE1 who was supposed to have a comeback in October,
Why haven’t we heard any news of their comeback yet?


As major girl groups announce their comebacks one after another, 2NE1 has attracted much interest as they have been the only ones to remain silent.

Previously, 2NE1 actually planned to release a new song soon after their ‘I Love You’ promotional activities and return to the domestic stage. However, due to limitations caused by the ‘New Evolution’ global tour schedule such as the members’ physical problems etc, it was decided that they would release their new album in October instead. Soon after, the news came that the release of this new album would be postponed to November but since then, there has not been any news of their comeback and the curiosity of fans is growing.
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Source: YGLaies@tumblr, SPORTSCHOSUN VIA NATE
Translated by nyldeabcd@YGLadies.com
TH: you look like a real babe today

Sean shares photo of his fans (CL, Dara, Minzy + GD)



Sean shared photos from the after-party for YG Entertainment‘s concert in Japan earlier this year.

He tweeted on the 27th, “This darn popularity. After ‘YG Family’s 15th Anniversary Concert in Japan‘,” along with the photos above of Big Bang‘s G-Dragon and 2NE1‘s CL, Dara, and Minzy. The YG Entertainment idols are holding up placards, revealing that they themselves are fans of Jinusean.

Sean later added, “Jiyong (G-Dragon)~ So do you like Sean hyung more? Or Jinu hyung more?”

Netizens commented, “YG Family members are so close”, “It looks like they had fun”, and more.

‘YG Family’s 15th Anniversary Conert in Japan’ was held this past January in Osaka’s Kyocera Dome and Saitama’s Super Arena.

Netizen's comments
1. [+121, -31] It seems Jiyong and Dara never age;;

2. [+95, -28] GD's face is exactly the same as his high school days ㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+57, -24] Was Dara's nose always that big?

Source: akp + nate via netizenbuzz

cl/dara shitting an all other otps with their couple look and netizen #3 can fuq off and stop judging the park family nose.
  • uledy

Being a Single Mother in S. Korea

12-26-05-02

By Kim Young-Jin

Kim Jung-in (an alias), a public relations officer, knew it would be difficult to raise her one-month-old daughter alone. But determined to try, she ignored family members who pressured her to opt for adoption, just as they had told her to have an abortion.

“I was confident I could get a job and take care of her on my own,” recalled Kim, 36, of the turbulent period four years ago. “But I needed time to find work and persuade my parents I could do that.”

Time and understanding, she would find, were not on her side.

Kim met her boyfriend while working abroad for a Korean firm. They wanted to marry but her family would not give their blessing without meeting the prospective groom first. After they learned she was pregnant, the man convinced her to quit her job, saying he could support her.

But the man’s business fell through, and with scant resources, he convinced Kim to return to Korea unmarried. Despite promises to follow her, he vanished.

She ended up in Busan with her parents, who shunned her for giving birth out of wedlock – a common response in Korean society. “My mother cooked meals for me, but not for my baby,” she recalled. “My father did not accept me as part of the family. I ran out of places to turn to.”

Choi Hyeong-sook, an unwed mother and activist, plays with her son at a
park in central Seoul, Sunday. / Korea Times photo by Kim Young-jin

Kim may have been alone, but her story is not uncommon in a country where stigmatization and a lack of social services force many women to choose between abortion and adoption. While single mothers have raised their profile in recent years, groups supporting them say that the government must provide them with a safety net and begin to set straight a painful history.

The issue may be set to go under the spotlight as Korea prepares for its first female president, Park Geun-hye, who has promised to improve conditions for women. Support groups say whether Park pays attention to single mothers will be a bellwether of how thoroughly she plans to follow through on this pledge.

As yet, the President-elect’s team has not made specific policies for single mothers and they are not mentioned in its policy book of over 300 pages.

“Right now, they are included in the policies for single parents,” said an official from the policy committee of Park's Saenuri Party, requesting anonymity. “Once the transition committee is launched, it is possible that the issues of unmarried mothers can be discussed there.”

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Source: The Korea Times

Interesting read.  
YNWAyoongi

Brown Eyed Girls’ JeA Collaborates with Eric Benet for Solo Album



Brown Eyed Girls‘ JeA recently met up with renown R&B singer Eric Benet and took a photo together.

On December 27, she tweeted, “I have been recording my songs in the studio with Eric Benet! The songs I’ve been working on are scheduled to be released on January 4. You’ve been waiting a long time haven’t you? I’d like to give a shout out to Eric Benet again for all his work!” and uploaded the following photo.

Eric Benet will be involved in the production of JeA’s first solo album. In the photo, Eric Benet and JeA look like they’re taking a break from all the work in the studio. JeA wears an adorable expression, while Eric Benet flashes his pearly whites for the camera.

Netizens who saw the photo commented, “Wow! Eric Benet? That’s bragging rights!”, “Wow, it really is Eric Benet himself!” and “Wow, it’s interesting that you’re actually working with Eric Benet! I’m really looking forward to your solo album!”

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source: soompi and JeA's Twitter
  • uledy

The Roots of Korean Online Conservatism

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Forward by koreaBANG's jay.h

Our readers have seen snapshots of Korean netizen comments on various issues through koreaBANG, but understandably it may be hard to grasp the nuanced and diverse contexts and dynamics of Korean netizenship. If you are confused and want to acquire insight into Korean cyberspace, this article is a must-read. Recently, Ilbe, known as a ‘conservative’ online community, has garnered much attention with their fervent online support for the now president-elect’s campaign. Ilbe is a ‘base camp’ for many passionate conservative netizens but they don’t just dwell in it. Ilbe users are known to coordinate and make comments on mainstream portal sites such as Nate and Naver with their ‘firepower’ as they call it. Their dislike for the people they label ‘jwajom‘ and strong misogynic comments are especially reknowned. This article written by a seasoned Ilbe netizen explains where Ilbe stands. Ilbe is an abbreviation of ‘Ilgan best’ that means ‘daily best’. While Ilbe is best known for its political nature, the site also has forums for fashion, cooking, sports, computer games, music, movies, etc. This article frequently mentions DC Inside, a Korean internet forum site that was established in 1999 and pioneered the Korean internet meme world.


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Sources: koreaBANG amp Nate Pann

Check out the source for an additional, but more extensive netizen explanation. 
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  • jeit91

ZE:A's "Phoenix" originally made for Shinee?



The composer for ZE:A‘s “Phoenix“, Albi Albertsson, released his demo version for the song.

The vocal guide for the demo version is in English instead of ZE:A’s Korean, and the title ‘V2 Original Demo’ seems to hint that this was the song while in its beginning stages. One of the most noticeable parts of the song is that near the beginning, around the 0:13 mark, the vocal guide seems to say, ‘SHINee. We’re back‘, hinting that the song might have been originally meant for SHINee. In ZE:A’s song, at the same point they instead say, “ZE:A. We’re back“.

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looking through the comments, people thought this song suited ZE:A more. What do YOU think omona? ZE:A or Shinee? sound off in the comments below VVVVVVVVVVVV