Wait, they’re 6!? Has it really been that long? Well, congratulations KARA. You’re the first K-pop group from DSP since Fin.K.L to capture the hearts and ******* of people around the world.
Um…..Tiffany. Singing “Call Me Maybe”.
Yep. 2013 will be a wonderful year.
And thanks to Ed for sticking this on my facebook, and monmonsnow for ripping this and sticking it on youtube.
Football season is here!!!, which means it’s time for me to get religious on Sundays. Let me go ahead and drop some knowledge on you ladies out on the blogosphere…Let me be VERY clear: Root against your mans team and consider us done. We’ll call you in the off-season.
To me, there is no bigger slap in the face than when a woman purposely roots against a man’s team. I’m perfectly fine with a woman having a team of her own, if she’s rooted for the team her whole life. But if she’s the type of woman who never really paid attention to my three favorite sports (football, basketball, and baseball), and never had a team, then she needs to be on my side.
Now, I have heard some women say it’s fun to root against their man’s team because if his team is losing they think it’s sexy when he gets all angry.
Let’s say I’m watching a movie with my woman about a man in love with two women, one named Jung Soo-yeon, the other named Stephanie Mi Young Hwang, and my woman is pulling for Jung Soo-yeon, wouldn’t I be an asshole if I was rooting for Stephanie? Even if I thought Stephanie was WAAAAAAY better, out of respect for my lady, I would still root for Jung because I’m no dummy.
Consider this your warning, ladies: Men want our women to root for the team we’re rooting for. Period. And if you don’t, it’s over…At least until the off-season.
Okay, if KARA was in Pandora’s box, I’D OPEN IT WITHOUT HESITATION!
So KARA’s back with their mini-album, titled “Pandora”. All I can say is…..
OH GOD YES YES YES YES YES YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES.
Versus! We’re going to pit two things together and we’re going to decide who comes out on top!
Let’s see who we’ve got in our corners.
Fighting out of the red corner, from Tokyo, Japan in the year 2000, we have a Renai Revolution 21-era MORNING MUSUME!
And in the blue corner, we have fighting out of Seoul, Korea, the current queens of the K-pop world, Girls’ Generation!
The rules are simple. In this non-championship bout, there will be three rounds of five minutes each. Fighters will be scored based on octagon control, aggressive striking, effective takedowns, and moe/aegyo prowess. Winners of a round will get 10 points, losers will get nine or less.
So readers, it’s time for you to sound off. Either on our facebook page or in our poll, who do you think would come out on top? A year 2000 Morning Musume, or Girls’ Generation?
K-pop’s come a long way. Why, back in my day, I had to download videos and music off IRC and AOL chatrooms. Nowadays, you can find the songs pretty easily, and the videos…well, let’s just say that they’ve gone viral. With the advent of the internet, Korean Pop Music has taken the world by storm. It’s the first splash of the Hallyu, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.
Except for me and a few other people, like Joshua. My fascination with Korea began long before Psy started dancing with Hyuna and Yoo Jae Suk. Though now, I can’t remember why.
If my memory serves me correctly, my fascination with Korea began not long after I joined Taekwondo. This was when I was 15 or 16. I slowly started watching the videos on Music Video Heaven, then I slowly got sucked into the fandom. Hell, I even joined a Baby VOX forum. Wait, I’m pretty sure I’ve covered the how, but….WHY?
Why? I suppose that it was different, fun, and quirky as hell. Plus…well…the girls were hot. I ain’t gonna lie. And Korea’s only gotten better at producing these K-pop stars.
But don’t take my word for it.
Korea’s pop music has taken over the world. And I for one welcome our new South Korean overlords. Just let me be Tiffany’s underwear.
I’ll be blunt. The show was brilliant. There was not a single act that I wanted to skip. Hell, even Shinee killed it.
- Shinee was the opening act, and they performed Juliet and a bunch of their hits. Awesome sauce.
- Super Junior followed, and they got the crowd pumped.
- TVXQ, Tohoshinki, whatever you wanna call ’em, they got EVERYONE hyped.
- f(x) performed next, and I’m beginning to like Amber. Reverse Traps!
- SNSD! SNSD! SNSD!
- EXO is SM Entertainment’s answer to 2 PM/ 2 AM. And apparently they’re really popular. They got the most cheers.
- BoA is…amazing. Simply amazing.
- Afterwards, they had mix up acts featuring different members from different groups doing collaborations. My personal favorite? SNSD’s Jessica and her kid sister Krystal from f(x) performing Katy Perry’s “California Gurls”. YES. PROUD TO BE A CALIFORNIAN.
Even though the lineup was considerably smaller than the previous concert, it was way better. It felt like SM Town catered their event towards an american audience, and the show stayed at a high energy level throughout.
Sorry about these pictures, I was seated kinda far and my phone’s camera wasn’t that good. Enjoy the slideshow.
See Justin, I’m not cheating!