February 21st, 2019

Local Korean Subsidies Encourage Foreign 'Bride Buying'

Rural counties offer men marrying foreign brides money to defray costs

The number of foreign residents in Korea continues to grow and now accounts for some 3.6 percent of the country’s population. This story is part of a series that examines how Korea is grappling with the issue of multiculturalism, as well as the challenges facing new arrivals.

Raising a rural population that has been declining for come 30 years has long been near the top of the government agenda, with some municipal governments resorting to helping pay for foreign brides.

Over 35 municipal governments that depend on the agriculture and fisheries industries have implemented bylaws providing marriage subsidies to local men who tie the knot with foreign brides, raising concerns among experts on government-led measures that encourages them to “purchase” brides from outside the country, generally from Southeast Asia, to increase the population and stem the rural exodus.

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Source: Korea Herald

Z-Girls "What You Waiting For" & Z-Boys "No Limit" Debut MV Teasers

Members: Bell from Thailand, Priyanka from India, Joanne from Taiwan, Queen from Vietnam, Vanya from Indonesia, Carlyn from the Philippines and Mahiro from Japan.

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A follow up to this post. Both MVs will be out on Friday. Their company has been updating their YouTube with lots of content over the past month. Meeting other idols, busking, etc.

source: Z-POP DREAM 1 2
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monsta x perform “ALLIGATOR” and “PLAY IT COOL” on m countdown!

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there's a longer intro on alligator, so the vid starts at 50 seconds! it's basically just a montage of some mnet special stages + world tour footage... i can't believe mnet gave them a long intro and 2 full songs. “play it cool” should really be their title, ugh!!! it's so great 💞

SOURCE(s): mnet k-pop@youtube (alligator | play it cool)

Love Isn't Dead: BIGSTAR’s Feeldog Talks About Romantic Gifts He Gives His Girlfriend Bora 💜

On the latest episode of MBC every1’s “Video Star,” BIGSTAR’s Feeldog spoke about the meaningful gifts that he prepares for his girlfriend!

Feeldog, who publicly confirmed his relationship with former SISTAR member Bora in 2017, appeared as a guest on the February 19 broadcast of the talk show. During the program, he mentioned that he used to study art and had even held an exhibition of his own paintings.

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Source: Naver via soompi, @Soompi

They've always been pretty low-key about their relationship so it's nice to hear they're still together. Be happy!!
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More JUS2 "FOCUS" teaser Images

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Sources: GOT7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

previous batch here

What a sultry eyefull these are, is this what the song/MV's gonna be like? *eyesemoji*

Also just how many of these are we getting? (I've heard theories there's a bnw batch, a blue batch and then a red batch next).
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[CLOSED] 👑Omona's Queendom👑: GG Rep. [round 1] + Nugu revival

Before you try to pick a fave between all these flawless princesses:

🌺 Rounds will be open 48 hours (end on Saturday night).

🌹 We all want to celebrate these goddesses with beautiful gifs, pictures and video but do keep in mind that those delicious treats can slow down the post, so I also rely on your use of spoiler.

🌸 If you change your mind, that's ok,you can change your vote!
Click on poll title --> click "[Fill Out Poll]" --> change answers --> submit

🌷 Glitter, glitter everywhere

🌻 Since the last nugu match was a very close one I've decided to have a revival round so you have the opportunity to save a princess.
Be the knight in shining armor they deserve.

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Lovely mods, please pin this post if possible.