February 1st, 2014

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Lee Young Ae Is Graceful In A Hanbok: Marie Claire Korea's Feb 2014 Issue


The February issue of Marie Claire Korea gives us the graceful beauty that is Lee Young Ae.

The actress, whose smooth complexion always leaves me in awe, shines as she models silky, light-colored hanboks some of which have a modern appeal. Her feature promotes her SBS documentary Lee Young Ae’s Dinner, which is scheduled to air on Lunar New Year’s Day.

The documentary focuses on Lee throwing a traditional Korean dinner for diplomats and famous Korean artists at Samcheonggak restaurant in Seoul. She introduces guests to each dish, explaining its background and meaning.

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couch-kimchi, kdramastars

I've never been a fan of Lee Young Ae/ Jewel in the Palace but she's so very stunning in this shoot that I had to share it, especially with the previous post about the declining popularity of traditional costumes.


compilation of all 1004 teasers + other info about comeback + ways to support them!!

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[TUTORIAL] All ways to SUPPORT B.A.P’s Comeback with “ANGEL”
Principal ways for international fans to contribute to B.A.P’s success and make them #1 on Korean music shows:
1) Buy their music both physically and digitally (60%)
2) Get SNS points via Youtube and other networks (20%)
3) Vote for them on music shows (20%)

★ MISSION 1: Buy “First Sensibility” CD and digital audio of “Angel”

The best and ultimate way to support B.A.P is to buy their music. There’s two ways to buy B.A.P’s music and each way has different effect.
PHYSICAL SALES allows B.A.P to stay alive and produce more music
When you buy their CD, make sure you buy from a website that will reflect your purchase on HANTEO* chart, since it does have an effect on Korean charts.
Yes, Kpoptown, Kpopmart, YesAsia and DVDHeaven do count on the Hanteo chart!
For Baby in Japan: BYS/TS ENT | Rakuten Cool Track | Music Korea | Kankan Shop
*Hanteo is Korea’s biggest physical album chart and is the chart Korean Music Shows go by.
DIGITAL SALES helps B.A.P to win on Korean music shows
This is the BEST and ULTIMATE way to help B.A.P to win on Korean music shows, as digital sales count on Gaon and MelOn charts*. There are 5 major sites where digital music is available for purchase, which is MelOn, Bugs!, Olleh, Naver and Soribada.
Please note that iTunes doesn’t have any effect on Korean charts or music shows. BUT, iTunes is as much important as the other charts since it’s a WOLRDWIDE chart and helps B.A.P to be more known internationally!
*Gaon and Melon are the most important digital charts.

★ MISSION 2: Watch the MV and talk about B.A.P

SNS POINTS will also help B.A.P to win on music shows!
Go on TS ENT official Youtube and keep increasing the views of “Angel” MV
Make sure you are logged into your YouTube account, then search for Angel MV
Click on the Official Video by TS ENT
Subscribe, watch, like, comment, share. Make and use several YouTube accounts to do this if you can!
You must watch the whole video (no pause/forward) and the volume needs to be above 50% on the Youtube player
Don’t REFRESH the page or press REPLAY button: You must REPEAT the above steps and search the MV again for each view to count.
You must clean history after 10 plays and delete cookies every 60 minutes (ALL TIME history/cookies, not just the ones for the past hour ^^).
Repeat these steps everyday as many times as possible until the end of Angel promotions!
Also, how much B.A.P is being mentioned/searched online is part of Korean rankings

Gaon Social Chart: See tutorial HERE for making an account and share the Angel MV.
Search Engines: Enter “B.A.P 1004” into the search boxes of the sites below and click on any B.A.P article and keep it open at least 1 minute. Close your browser window before using another search engine: Naver (needs an account, see the tutorial on how to make one HERE); Nate; Daum; Me2Day.
Use your social medias: Retweet any TS ENT / B.A.P tweets, share TS ENT posts on B.A.P official Facebook, update your Tumblr and Instagram account with B.A.P videos and pictures.
About REAL TIME charts:

All about trending things on Twitter!
Trending has effect on real time chart but JUST on real time chart. When do we need this? When they release music videos and albums! We will keep you updated on the hashtag we will use for each release! For now, only Inkigayo requires trending BUT that’s only when B.A.P is on top 3!
So we have to vote for them to be one of the 3 first and then trend to help them to win! Other than this, there is no evidence that trending or searching their name effects any chart.

★ MISSION 3: Vote for B.A.P on Music Programs

As you all already know, when B.A.P make a comeback, they will promote the main title track on music shows for a period 4 to 6 weeks. In the meantime, they will rank on various charts and will stand next to other kpop groups to win at music programs. Besides boosting digital sales, we can also VOTE for Angel on music shows and it can also help B.A.P to win on music shows.

We should focus on M!Countdown the most since it’s the easiest way for international fans to vote for B.A.P. Then we should vote on Inkigayo (20%), Show Champion (15%), and Muisc Core (10%). Music Bank doesn’t have voting from fans.

➙ MBC Show Champion
Wednesdays, 6:00PM KST
Watch the live performance: Streaming link
Voting time: From Monday 11PM KST to Sunday 11PM KST
How to vote: Tutorial

* Each email address can register 5 Melon ID.

Ranking system:
45% Digital sales (Melon)
10% Physical sales (Hanteo)
15% Ranking from netizens
15% Ranking from professionals in music industry
15% Points on MBC music broadcast

➙ Mnet M!Countdown
Thursdays, 6:00PM KST
Watch the live performance: Steaming link
Voting time: From Friday 10AM KST to Monday 8AM KST
How to vote: Tutorial

* An ID registered in MWAVE (global) can cast another vote on Mnet Korea or Mnet Japan (1 ID = 2 votes).
* Each IP can accommodate 10 IDs and you can sign up even more accounts if you change your IP.
* Should avoid including bap or related terms in your Mnet ID.
* Make sure IDs are not in sequence. (e.g. bapangel01, …)
* ID registered in Mnet Japan can also vote in Mnet Korea (info to be verified).

Ranking system:

50% Digital sales
20% Age preference
10% Physical sales
10% Live show preference on Mnet
5% Global fan votes
5% SMS voting (Only for top 3)

➙ KBS Music Bank
Fridays, 6:10PM KST
Watch the live performance: Streaming link
No voting

Ranking system:

65% Digital sales
20% Broadcast time (times B.A.P’s songs have been used during broadcast, including as BG music on other KBS programs, etc.)
10% Viewer’s choice
5% Physical sales

➙ MBC Music Core
Saturdays, 3:50PM KST
Watch the live performance: Streaming link
Voting time: During the broadcast via SMS
How to vote: Tutorial

Ranking system:

70% Physical and Digital sales
10% Youtube views
10% Board of viewers’ vote
10% SMS vote
Only views on Youtube via MBC official website will be counted
2. Find out B.A.P’s song name.
3. Click on the pink tv icon on the right and get the view counted.
4. Each IP can contribute once only (have to change IP to boost the figure).

➙ SBS Inkigayo
Sundays, 4:10PM KST
Watch the live performance: Streaming link
Voting time: From Monday 11PM KST to Saturday 11PM KST
How to vote: Tutorial
Ranking system:
50% Digital sales (Gaon)
30% SNS
20% Voting
© bapyessir.com

source: tsent2008 + kbsworldtv + foridols + shu35150510 + BAP Twitters (1, 2, 3) + bapyessir

I'm having a giveaway for first sensibility ^_^ also, the mention party is on the 3rd of february from 11am kst! remember to hastag #BAP1004 when asking the B.A.P members your questions

And now for something completely different!

Just happened across this group (thank you, AsianJunkie), and was completely blown away.

Vidan is a five-membered "girl group" from Mirrorball Music that plays traditional Korean instruments, consisting of GoEun (percussion), SungAh (gayageum), HyoEun (haegum), Eunjung (vocals/pansoori) and Bicna (daegum). Their music videos are considered "Korean heritage documentary concerts", because they also function as interactive information about Korean treasures (the videos have been released in English, Korean and Russian formats). Their first album is titled "Opening New Age", and they've released videos for the title track, "Whispers of Love: Chung-Hyang's Story", "Waltz Of Moonlight" and "Standing On The Bow".

Sources: AsianJunkie, Official website, Sumgyeojingem, Facebook, Youtube.

OP note: These women are *fantastic*. The vocals in "Opening New Age" made my jaw literally drop. I apologize for any errors with the members' names, as there is little to no information in English about them, and I had to run things through a translator. Also, edited to take a different photo (as my original one was not showing up) and a few grammar/coding issues.

Kim Soo Hyun Sleeps Only 1 Hour? The Reality of Drama Filming Schedules


Actor Kim Soo Hyun is in the midst of filming for SBS drama “Man from the Stars.” A representative from his agency, Key East Entertainment, gave an update on his recent condition. Filming takes place Monday through Sunday, and Kim Soo Hyun gets very little sleep. The representative said, “He had a CF lined up as well, so he filmed the CF and then went right back to the drama set at night. It is practically impossible to leave the drama set. Kim Soo Hyun plays an alien who came to earth 400 years ago, so he has to film scenes from the Joseon dynasty as well, so he has a really tight schedule.”

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SHINee’s Jonghyun Buys a New Phone After a Breakup


As the MC of the new KBS 2TV variety program, “Music Show,” SHINee‘s Jonghyun revealed that he has the tendency to buy a new phone after a breakup.

On January 31, KBS 2TV aired their pilot program, “Music Show” that featured a topic about breaking up with girlfriends.

On that day, Yoon Se Yoon asked Jonghyun , “Do you erase all your photos after you breakup with your girlfriend?” to which Jonghyun replied, “For me, I just buy another cellphone.”

Yoon Se Yoon joked, “Then do you have all of them leftover?” indicating that Jonghyun might have his own stash of cellphones he has used.

Jonghyun seemed a bit caught-off guard by the suggestion, but then explained that he wanted to preserve the phone as a means of treasuring the memories he shared with his ex-girlfriend.

When asked if Jonghyun would be okay with his future girlfriend learning this fact, he said, “No, that can’t happen. I feel like it’s only polite not to tell the next person about that fact.”

Source: Soompi

he was so cute on the show. and he sounds like a hoarder, lol.


omona, what do you do after a break-up?
🎯 Red Velvet: lit


Former Wonder Girls member turned solo singer Sunmi will be making her official comeback in mid February.

As the singer had her official solo debut last August with her hit song, “24 Hours,” many have come to anticipate the new song. According to entertainment insiders, the sexy singer is set to release a mini album with about five to six tracks. With her title song produced by Park Jin Young, Sunmi is expected to once again make headlines with an upgraded and more mature performance.

Last year, Wonder Girls’ member Ye Eun had mentioned in Wonder Girls’ fancafe about her participation in Sunmi’s upcoming album. Ye Eun had written, “I am thinking of genuinely striving to produce music. One of my songs will be featured in Sunmi’s upcoming album. This time, I worked with composer Lee Woo Min to produce the song, and you will be able to hear Sunmi’s powerful vocals.”

A representative of Sunmi also commented, “We are trying to make her comeback within the month of February. Currently we are making final adjustments to the song, and preparing for an eye catching performance that is an upgrade from ’24 Hours.’”

With Sunmi’s comeback in February, the singer is bound to face some fierce competition. Sexy group Brown Eyed Girls’ member Ga In plans to release her solo album on February 6, while it was also reported that veteran girl group Girls’ Generation would be making their official comeback by the end of February.

We can’t wait to hear Sunmi’s new song, and watch her powerful and sexy performance!

Source: soompi
omo omo~


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The PV was uploaded a while ago, but I noticed that it hadn't been posted here. I love the choreography, but I wish that the dancing was a little more in sync... then again, the dancers in the demo were all over the place lol. btw they used the same choreographer from 'Heaven'.

sources: avex, tokyo aiji