October 11th, 2021

OMONA ORIGINAL: KPOP MUSIC VIDEO TROPES PT. 2 - Shipping Containers and/or Heavy Machinery & Tools

There is a sister post with the same theme over on ONTD Click here.

Missed Part 1 all about desert locations? Click here.

Below I've compiled a short list of music videos featuring K-pop stars that, for some reason or another, love spending time dancing near shipping containers or hanging around heavy machinery:

Girl's Generation - Catch Me If You Can

The one where the girls are looking for their hearts at some kind of mining operation.

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I am missing SO MANY, I just know it. Help me out, omona! I feel bamboozled by the fact that Monsta X don't have a video that fits these tropes.

Sources: SMTOWN / 1theK (원더케이) / GENIE MUSIC / 1theK (원더케이) / JYP Entertainment / SM Station / Stone Music Entertainment / 1theK (원더케이) / JYP Entertainment / 1theK (원더케이) / 1theK (원더케이)

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Dreamcatcher - Alldaylong

Album: Summer Holiday (EP / Mini Album)
Release Date: July 30, 2021
Lead Single: BEcause

This sounds nothing like Dreamcatcher and it loses points for that - this could have gone to any girl group. That being said - "Alldaylong" is a smooth, easy going summer tune with a cool retro vibe. It's done so well. So while it feels out of place on the album/with this group - it's a really strong mid-tempo, head-bopping tune worth adding to a playlist or two.

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Favourite underrated tracks from the summer?
SOURCES: Dreamcatcher official // Dreamcatcher official || ASTRO 아스트로 // fantagio 판타지오 || SUNMI // SUNMI || CIX Official // The K-POP // CIX Official || Yang Yoseop - Topic // OFFICIAL HIGHLIGHT || Mnet K-POP // SMTOWN

Mystic’s New Group BILLLIE Dance To (Censored) Ashnikko’s “Slumber Party” & Confirms Lineup

The members of the upcoming debut are:
Haruna (2006-liner)
Siyoon (2005-liner)
Suhyeon (2000-liner)
Haram (2001-liner)
Moon Sua (1999-liner)
Tsuki (2002-liner)

The group consists of 2 Japanese & 4 Korean members. No announcement yet on their official debut. It looks like Billlie is their official name.

Source: Billlie

The OG lyrics on women enjoying women’s company *cough cough* was never going to fly, and but even with this version its certainly a choice since they have two teens in the group.
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MLD Entertainment Ordered By Court To Pay Former MOMOLAND Member Daisy Unpaid Earnings

Article under cut:

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Source: L.Kim, edaily , Star.ytn, @soompi

Congrats Daisy!!! Hopefully the petition to appeal fails.
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Teaser roundup featuring IU, CN Blue, Nam Woo Hyun, LIGHTSUM, TRI.BE & bugAboo

IU "Strawberry Moon" teaser pic

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source: _IUofficial, official_CNBLUE, woolliment, LIGHTSUM 라잇썸 (Official YouTube Channel), TRI_BE 트라이비 Official Channel, bugAboo_offcl
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Talent shows become cash cow for news channel

TV Chosun has hit another jackpot with its latest K-pop audition show. In its first episode, which aired on Thursday, the cable television channel's audition show, tentatively translated into English as, "Korea's Next K-Pop Star," hit 16.1 percent in viewership, the highest among recent nighttime TV shows.

The first round of the show saw 110 acts, including soloists and groups, competing. Like its previous trot audition shows, contestants who win all 13 judges' hearts advance automatically to the next round, while those who earn six votes or less are instantly eliminated. The judges meet to discuss the fates of the participants who win between seven and 12 votes, and with the consensus of the judges, some are given a second chance to compete again in the second round.

A viewership of 4 percent for the rerun of the first episode during the weekend also confirmed its solid popularity.

The youngest contestant, Kim Yoo-ha, 7, became a rising star on the program's official YouTube channel. With her powerful voice, her video has over 1.1 million views as of Monday afternoon, and there are 10 others whose videos have received 100,000 views or more.

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source: The Korea Times & 내일은 국민가수 공식계정
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Olympic short track champion cut from nat'l team over controversial text messages

South Korean Olympic short track speed skating champion Shim Suk-hee has been dropped from the national team, the sport's national federation said Monday, over controversial text messages suggesting a possible race fixing during the 2018 Winter Games on home ice.

The Korea Skating Union (KSU) said Shim has been "separated from" the rest of the national team at the Jincheon National Training Center in Jincheon, 90 kilometers south of Seoul, after the athletes, including Shim herself, and coaches concluded they wouldn't be able to train together under the current situation.

Shim will also be held out of the new International Skating Union (ISU) Short Track Speed Skating World Cup season, which kicks off in Beijing on Oct. 21. Countries will earn quota places for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics based on their performances at the four World Cup events through the end of November.

The KSU reached the decision after Shim's expletive-laden text exchanges with a coach during the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics were reported by an online outlet last week. In their chat, Shim repeatedly mocked her teammates, Choi Min-jeong and Kim A-lang. Shim also told the coach she would try to make Choi "the female Steven Bradbury."

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source: Yonhap News
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Samsung family unloads W2 trillion in shares to pay inheritance tax

Korea's notoriously high inheritance taxation has forced the heirs of the late Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee to sell shares in Samsung affiliates worth around 2 trillion won ($1.67 billion) to fulfill their tax obligations.

Hong Ra-hee, the widow of the late chairman, reported to the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), Oct. 5, that she plans to sell 19.9 million shares in Samsung Electronics. The shares are 0.33 percent of the company's total stock and have an estimated value of 1.4 trillion won. With the sale, Hong's shares in Samsung Electronics will be reduced to 1.97 percent.

Hotel Shilla CEO Lee Boo-jin, one of the daughters of the late chairman, reported that she plans to sell 1.59 million shares in Samsung SDS, worth 242.2 billion won; while Lee Seo-hyun, his other daughter, and chief of the Samsung Welfare Foundation, will sell 3.45 million shares in Samsung Life Insurance and 1.5 million shares in Samsung SDS.

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source: The Korea Times
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Jisoo is still sololololo: YG denies dating rumours with Son Heung Min

YG Entertainment has officially shut down rumors that BLACKPINK’s Jisoo and soccer star Son Heung Min are dating.

On October 10, YG Entertainment released a formal statement in response to a growing swirl of speculation romantically linking Jisoo to the famous soccer player.

The agency’s full statement is as follows: "We are definitively stating that all the dating rumors related to BLACKPINK’s Jisoo are not true. Our agency has been carefully monitoring the situation. However, as the rumors have even spread internationally, we have become concerned that the artist may suffer damages due to the situation, so we would like to clarify the misinformation. We implore you to please refrain from groundless speculation.

Jisoo and Son Heung Min were first rumored to be dating in September 2019, when Jisoo went to watch one of the soccer player’s games in England and some observers alleged that the two stars were wearing matching bracelets. Rumors linking the pair recently resurfaced after both Jisoo and Son Heung Min flew into Korea from France on the same day.

sources: soompi, newsen