July 16th, 2014

OP is crying: Style Log Season 2 ep 14 Final

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you can watch it here

Bonus: If you interested to go to some of the places in Style log episodes you can go to this page. There's a roadmap for all places in every style log season 2 episodes.

I'm actually confused. I does says that this is the last episode but minho give an idea for next episode? and no goodbye as well? I hope there will be season 3 and all of them stay! they're still the best for me <33 i'll miss them so bad :'(

source: yubisubs
Punch

HyunA Releases Seductive Teaser Photos for Solo Comeback “A Talk”

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4Minute member HyunA is preparing to make a comeback as a solo artist and released several sexy teaser images through her Agency’s official Twitter account.

The teasers show HyunA posing in a bathtub with not much more than killer heels and earrings. For her new look, HyunA puts the focus on her red lips and her waves of midnight hair.

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She looks fabulous
Soompi
pjy

Eddy Kim's "Darling, Darling" and Info about his 2nd solo concert!!



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Sources: Mystic89's Youtube, Mystic89's Twitter (1, 2), Interpark
Translation: Hyunbiased at mystic-89.tumblr.com

I can't believe it I'm going to be in Korea literally 1 week after the concert ugh I have the worst luck

Bear in mind that for his 1st concert, tickets sold out for both days within 5 minutes so if you want them you have to be fast
kaeun
  • adenar

After School Beauty Bible Ep 9



"Ep.8: An homme makeover to make your boyfriend look younger. Yu Inseok of "Gag Concert" gets a makeover. What should you remove in summer? Skin temperature. Find out how with fruit peel from Yang Jiwon of SPICA. The last of the 4-week resilient volume diet workout. Learn how to get abs and a smooth lower body line."

KBS World TV

Mods, let me know if the tags are wrong, I wasn't quite sure how to tag Yu Inseok.
cnu

Naver special interview with B1A4's MV director!



Special | Our New Anniversary, July 14 B1A4’s ‘SOLO DAY’

Group dancing can traditionally be found in idol music videos, but they’re breaking away from that focus. The music video is reminiscent of a short film in the sense of its story and sophisticated picture beauty. Within it, the B1A4 members melt into their characters. There is also a more increased understanding of the music since they directly produced the music video and composed the songs. Showing aspects as artists, B1A4 is telling an honest story of their own. Artist B1A4’s ‘SOLO DAY’ does not require any modifiers. Their story begins now.

Album | Songs Lyricist, Composer, Producer, Through the Leap as an Artist

It is by no means a flowing day after day. People who are in a routine that they want to get out of, leaving to find a dream. This story appeared in B1A4’s mini album to recreate a sense of their own point of view, which contains a growing figure in becoming a complete artist. Because they know that time is not infinite, that all humans are alone and exist in their lives. All of the meetings that have parting words behind it hiding in the shadows. The wrinkle of your nose with young excitement and the sweet memories will wither away causing nothing to be left but darkness and sorrow.
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source: naver, trans by banasubbers (read the full article at the source)

To anyone who's wondering what the MV meant, the director (a rookie at that!) and a WM rep discuss it in this interview! It's worth a read. Photos were posted here.
uhm

Swings Speaks up on His Current Relationship with Simon D After Diss Battle

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Swings brought up about his current relationship with Simon D.

Rapper Swings guested on MBC’s Radio Star’s episode titled ‘Legendary Fist 2,’ revealing how is relationship is with Simon D since the ‘hip-hop diss battle’ took place.

Having received spotlights last year through the ‘hip-hop diss battle,’ Swings was asked by MC Kim Gook Jin, “Are you still uncomfortable with Simon D?”

Swings answered, “I heard that he was on Radio Star recently and called him. I talked to him about the things I felt uncomfortable about.”

Then Swings sent a video message to Simon D on the spot and MC Kim Gura commented, “I’m sure if they did things like sending video messages to each other in America, there wouldn’t be any gunfights,” causing a round of laughter.
source: mwave
uhm

The Growth and Decline of K-Pop Fan Cafes

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Before Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and even Instagram accounts were a necessity for K-Pop groups, there were and still are fan cafes. Fan cafes are online communities where fans not only share photos and have discussion, but also become a united voice and identity in representing the fandom. You couldn’t be considered a true fan unless you were a member in an official fan cafe. Even celebrities are often members of their own fan cafe to read what the fans were thinking, and their management works with the leaders of the fan cafe to organize fan events.

However, with the rise in popularity for Facebook and other sites as easy and effective ways to reach a worldwide audience, agencies and fans alike are stepping away from the fan cafes. Especially with social networking sites, celebrities do not need to use a fan cafe bulletin board to communicate with their fans. More and more celebrities are opening up personal accounts to share their thoughts and photos directly to their fans, both in and out of Korea. Agencies are also using the Twitter or Facebook follower counts as a measure of their artist’s worldwide popularity.

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source: soompi, 10asia (with updated 2014 numbers by CallMeN00NA)

THE CRUMBLING MYTH OF KOREAN INNOCENCE ABOUT RACISM

I stumbled upon an interesting op-ed in /r/korea that was recently written for Newsweek Korea. It mentions Heo Anna's recent skit in which she attempted to portray an African tribeswoman while in blackface makeup.


THE CRUMBLING MYTH OF KOREAN INNOCENCE ABOUT RACISM


The following op-ed was originally written for translation into Korean for Newsweek Korea.

Foreigners living in Korea are prone to forget just how much of a bubble they live in. What exercises Americans, Canadians and Brits away from home may be of little or no interest to Koreans.

So it’s been with a recent skit on the hugely popular Gag Concert that many expatriates have decried as demeaning to Africans and black people generally.

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Sources: /r/korea, johnfrancispower.com (original article)

What do you guys think? I particularly like his line near the end: "The choice for Korean society, then, seems clear: embrace a modest degree of racial sensitivity, or don’t and duly renounce the right to complain when Koreans become the butt of jokes themselves."
tzuyu heart shaker

GIRL'S DAY SUMMER PARTY CONCERT POST



[Sojin - All of Me + S&M]
SOJIN - S&M



All of Me



[Minah - Grenade + Firework]
MINAH - GRENADE + FIREWORK




[Yura - Troublemaker]
YURA - TROUBLEMAKER




[Hyeri - (it&apos;s a song by Younha i think??)]
HYERI'S SOLO



[Darling]DARLING







[Show You]
SHOW YOU




[Something]
SOMETHING
they do some song before something but not sure what it is




[Don&apos;t Forget Me]DON'T FORGET ME




[Gee, I am the Best, Nobody, Mister]


GEE




I am the Best



NOBODY



MISTER




[other (idk what songs these are)]













MINAH CRYING ;~~~~~;



fyeahgsd, ekqls070 1 2, 피자빵맛, showlife19, 박상아, mash325 1 2 3 4, 김승현 1 2 3, DaiMitsun2 1 2, Sone Kim 1 2, 불멸의수니 1 2 3 4, Seung Hyuk Choi
WATCH PRETTY MUCH THE WHOLE CONCERT ON THIS CHANNEL


THE LACK OF SOJIN S&M FANCAMS IS APPALLING. POST EDITED WITH AN S&M FANCAM, THANKS TO iksagor. expectation didn't have post-worthy fancams
not happy with how this post turned out, really couldn't find good fancams. i've been spoiled too much by snsd fancams >.> HOPE YOU GUYS ENJOY THIS POST ANYWAY!!! if you have any good fancams, post them in the comments or link me! :)
iltongue

Who wore it better? Pressed jacket edition!

Vivienne Westwood Sandstorm Tartan Crease Pressed Jacket, $1280 $515 sold out
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Who wore it better?

Jiyoung
76(40.2%)
Yoochun
37(19.6%)
Yonghwa
29(15.3%)
all work it!
3(1.6%)
nobody...
10(5.3%)
model
3(1.6%)
burn it anf give me the money!
31(16.4%)


source: viviennewestwood, shinkipeia, officialb1a4, mentalshin, justjyh

before you say it's not the same jacket, i want to tell you i failed as an op and couldn't find the exact same blazer on sale and went on with a slightly diff version of it. anyways it's def westwood, looking at the pattern and also another one from the collection is tailored in the same way
pls forgive me
tzuyu heart shaker

Sooyoung Cast in New Drama, ‘Springtime of My Life’



Actor Kam Woosung and Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung will be starring in MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama, “Springtime of My Life” as the male and female lead.

With the first broadcast in September, “Springtime of My Life” will be about a terminally ill patient who received a heart transplant and meets the donor’s husband for a unique love story melodrama.

In the drama, Kam Woosung plays Kang Dongha, a man who is raising two kids alone after losing his wife in an accident and gets to live a new life, experiencing destined love after meeting the receiver of his wife’s heart, Lee Bom.

Sooyoung plays Lee Bom, a woman that has another chance at life after receiving a heart transplant. Lee Bom, with the thoughts that she’s living out another person’s life, thinks more than anyone else that she has no choice but to live an active and fierce life. She is a woman that is in a loveline with Kang Dongha.

In particular, it is based off of cellular (or body) memory (a phenomenon where the recipient of an organ demonstrates the personality or habits of their donor), which is sure to be unique and fresh material background for the heart-warming love story.

The drama is set to air in September after “Fated to Love You”.

Source: The Star; Translated by: Darkie999@soshified; Edited by: bhost909@soshified

she always gets the ahjussis LOL hope this drama does well! i never finished her last two...

TAEYANG TO COLLABORATE WITH TABLO FOR A STAGE FOR INKIGAYO THIS WEEK



Taeyang and Epik High’s Tablo will be performing a collaboration performance of Taeyang’s “Eyes, Nose, Lips” on this week’s Inkigayo.

On the 16th of July, YG Entertainment revealed that Taeyang and Tablo will be performing a collaboration stage of Taeyang’s “Eyes, Nose, Lips” on SBS’s Inkigayo on the 20th of July.

Many fans are highly excited to see their collaboration, especially as Tablo’s cover of Taeyang’s “Eyes, Nose, Lips” on YouTube has been one of the most popular covers of the song worldwide, gathering over 3 million views since it was uploaded on the 25th of June.

bigbangupdates. starnewskorea via koreaboo


YNWAyoongi

JYJ Concept Photos For New Album "JUST US" + Info



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[Album Info]JYJ will release their new full-length album, ‘JUST US’, on July 29th.

CJES Entertainment stated, “JYJ will release their second full-length album on the 29th and begin activities with a showcase and Asia tour after its release. JYJ personally worked with composers to create lyrics and also the album will also include English songs produced by an American studio, totalling 13 songs to be released.”

On releasing teaser photos and behind-the-scenes photos of props via JYJ’s official Facebook account, CJES said “To commemorate the confirmation of JYJ’s album release, we shared the news and teasers with fans first.” The released teaser photos show each of the JYJ members in a close-up cut as well as photos of the colourful flowers and vintage props used on the album jacket photo shoot set, generating hot responses from domestic and international fans.

Each member has been working on solo activities such as dramas, musicals and films but it has been three years since the three members worked together on music. Though it could feel like a burden, JYJ instead felt happy and at ease as they worked together, and received compliments such as “JYJ lives up to their name”.

JYJ revealed their thoughts on the album, “JYJ’s album is titled ‘JUST US’ because we don’t feel the burden that we must look handsome and cool. Instead, we simply want to show our natural state. It’s true that this is music that only JYJ can create, but we were very happy while creating this music and we want to share this happiness with the public.


source: JYJ Official Facebook via JYJ3 and OSEN via JYJ3 translated by: @ohmyjunsu via Intoxiacation
the gang

Trot Lovers Ep 7-8 discussion post (spoiler warning!)



Watch on Viki/Good Drama

Synopsis:

Jang Joon-Hyun (Ji Hyun-Woo) is a talented and popular musician. He looks down upon the traditional trot music genre. Meanwhile, Choi Choon-Hee supports her family by herself and she is crazy about trot music. A romantic relationship begins between these two individuals.

source: KBS + Trot Lovers wiki

[:(((((]
why does he have to quit being her manager though?! ;_; is he trying to distant himself or