October 24th, 2020

Marc Pumkin

More of BLACKPINK's Jennie for W Korea & Lisa for MAC


More photos of Jennie wearing the new "Coco Crush" jewellery collection by Chanel, for W Korea, were released yesterday.

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First promo for Lisa, as a new ambassador for MAC, the "Glow Play" lip balm. There is already a blush released in Spring this year, from the same range.

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Sources: W Korea, MAC Cosmetics Korea 1 | 2 | 3
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✨ Gone But Not Forgotten: ZE:A ✨

In this series I want to go through groups that are gone, but not forgotten. I will go from debut till disbandment or [indefinite] hiatus, remembering the time we had together and look back on their highs and lows.


ZE:A, also known as Children of Empire, is a South Korean boy group formed by Star Empire Entertainment in 2010. The group is composed of nine members: Kevin, Hwang Kwang-hee, Im Si-wan, Lee Hoo, Kim Tae-heon, Jung Hee-chul, Ha Min-woo, Kim Dong-jun and Park Hyung-sik. The group released their debut single in 2010, their last release as a group was their compilation album "Continue" in 2015.
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Sources: Wikipedia 1, 2, Channel-Korea, MBCkpop, fanpop, ZEA2011, Soompi, Seoulbeats, whicdn.

Previous: Nine Muses, 4Minute, Girl's Day, Sistar, Secret, Orange Caramel, Rainbow, 2NE1, Dalshabet, Stellar, Miss A, After School, Spica, Hello Venus, Wonder Girls, f(x), Crayon Pop, WA$$UP, BESTie & GLAM, I.O.I, Pristin, Pristin V & Hinapia, Gangkiz, The SeeYa, Coed School, 5Dolls/F-VE DOLLS, Fiestar, Boyfriend, MBLAQ

I actually really enjoyed making this post. Re-watching all their work I can only come to the conclusion that they are underappreciated as a group and quickly overlooked in 2nd gen kpop despite producing some extremely popular stars.
Apart from their most popular songs (Aftermath, Phoenix, Breathe, The Ghost of the Wind) I really enjoyed All Day Long. Some of their songs sound dated now and some concept changes didn't make any sense though (boxing choreography to cute boyfriend concept for example).
Their performances are really great. They really had the full package: a wide range of great vocals, visually very attractive, great stage presence, the ability to adapt to concept changes.
I really enjoyed their unique choreography and formations. I'm really sad for them that their CEO ruined everything for them (and all his other groups). I would love to hear what you think about ZE:A. Your favorite member? Favorite concept and song? Do you enjoy all their solo work?
Also, I really enjoyed finding a gif for this post for obvious reasons 👀.

Omona Original: Best K-Pop Deep Cuts from March - June 2020

I made a post over on ONTD earlier this year with a short list of what were, in my opinion, the best deep cuts from K-Pop albums released in January and February earlier this year. I had intended to make it a series but with the pandemic, everything kind of got lost in the mix. I've finally decided to follow up so here's some of the best that you might have missed while in lockdown:



Album: CONTINUOUS (Mini Album/EP)
Release Date: March 10, 2020
Lead Single: HOWLING

Why Does "All I Know" Stand Out?
Victon released a phenomenally cohesive and strong Mini Album in March that blends pop, ballad, and hip-hop elements seamlessly. "All I Know" is no exception and is a fantastic mid-tempo moody jam. We've got acoustic guitar, a simple hip hop beat, and a pulsating EDM style synthy bassline underlying the whole thing and it just works so well. Plus these guys are great singers (who don't have to over do it with high notes and belting to prove their competence) so the song is a treat to the ears. If you missed this Mini Album when it came out - now is the time to correct the error of your ways and give the whole thing some love!

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YOUTUBE SOURCES: VICTON 빅톤 / VICTON 빅톤 / APRIL / APRIL / 공원소녀 GWSN OFFICIAL / 공원소녀 GWSN OFFICIAL / Mnet K-POP / NU'EST / 우주소녀 WJSN / starshipTV / Golden Child /