Guru’s Koreans “Top 10 UNDER 21”

WIth Oppa’s ganganam style stirring up the world music chart, the kpop is further entering the world music scene via billboard list. The Nations little sister “IU” has made the list of “21 under 21” which lists the authentic underage music hotties under 21! She was ranked 15 and the only kpop artist to make the list. But I think there are other underage “music” hotties totally worth the list. So this is my personal billboard “10 under 21” hotties .

Rank#1 (IU)

There was a time not so long ago when I thought IU was becoming more and more noticeable these days- glad Billboard noticed it too. She is rank #1 in my list! Go IU!

Hotness factor: Innocent look

Rank#2 Miss A -Suzy

Has eyes that speak

Hotness factor: Eyes

Rank #3 f(x) Sulli

Rank#4 Jong Up-BAP

The awkward in the group! really?

Hotness factor: Dreamy eyes

Rank #5 Young Jae

Promise! I am not favouring BAP!

Hotness factor: His chubby cheeks!

Rank# 6 Kim Hyun A

The wonder girl!

Hotness factor-LIps

Rank #7 Park Ji Yeon-

Let us give the scandal baby a break and accept her. She is a regulation hottie right?

Hotness factor: Her smile

Rank #8 f(x) Luna

Rank #9 Minzy-2NE1

She grooves and shakes and she is the teenage hottie of the k-town!

Hotness factor: Definitely her dance!

Rank #10 Chen -EXO M

Ranking pending- Because they are ridiculously underage!!


Agreed she has innocent naive looks. But look at her-she is barely a teenager and a kpop artist? Please atleast let her grow up a little bit.



Confessions of a kpop fan

Before travelling down to the the kpop town I used to be a die-hard addict of old school rock music.  The western music of nowadays is getting exceedingly meaningless and does attach to my soul and emotions.I am nearly maxed out of all the abusive(sometimes meaningless) R-rated rap lyrics.I am not an antifan of rap or anything;in fact I am a fan of the genre but in the current rap scenario most of the songs are just plain swearing!! It is fun for a while to listen to the f- words. But after a while it has become brain tiring and left me completely shallow. I cannot sing these songs in public nor can I understand most of it.

Like anything under the sun there are deviations from this current stereotype. What about “Millionaire” by Travie? Thanks to the lyrics penned by Bruno Mars the lyrics are truly enjoyable-there are swearing here and there still the song is meaningful. I wish all songs that comes make sense like this one! For some time now I am totally stuck on classic seventies western music.
Omg! Forgive me rambling! Coming to point -what gets me hooked up on kpop?
I would say the first thing is the feel and emotions conveyed through the song. Nearly all the kpop artists have mastered the art of seducing our emotions-I think its their innate talent. They talk to you even without needing a language.
When I hear a Korean song – I wouldn’t understand the lyrics but I would still get the feel of the song. Without even trying the chorus and beat gets stuck in my mind! Then I browse and find the English lyrics of the song which pulls me even closer to the song.

Another diamond of kpop is the mv! From flawless choreography to interesting costume concept kpop tries to deliver the best.
The key aspect which makes the kpop stand out is the fan services. I haven’t seen any western artists connect to the fans as much as the Korean artists do. The variety shows the stars so not only brings them fame but also ties up better relationship with the fans.
The kpop artists have pained and strained for years to debut. They have not sprouted just like a mushroom in rain rather have been nourished by years of training.

After the idols do become popular celebrities their schedule gets packed up and they seldom get time for their personal stuffs. They sacrifice nearly every aspect of normal life.these kind of sacrifices and dedication wins the sentiments of the fans.
The next big thing of kpop is the social networking. Most of the idols are active in social networking sites like Twitter, weibo etc and keeps the fans updated. This plus all the fan clubs, fanbases and blogs like ours driving the hallyu wave ,it is hitting the world faster than the tsunami! Dont you agree?

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Hopes up for “The Beautiful you”- Korean Hana Kimi

Hana Kimi- Sensational manga which was made into three drama adaptations with the 2007  Jdrama quoted the best. The only thing it missed out was a korean version and now it gonna surface the korean adaptation with ShinEE’s Choi Min Ho and f(x)’s Sulli.

Some of the things I hope will not be different in this version(in comparison to 2007 JDrama)

The Gay doctor- There are talks of probability that the doctor might not be gay in this version. But that would mean it will miss one subtle yet substantial comic element.

Nakatsu- I ardently hope they keep the Nakatsu character untouched-Hilarious yet classy.

Some of the things I think will be different in this version are

The episodes count- absolutely; I felt the Japanese version was too short since the story has ample amount of plot line. The classic “16 episode” drama would be better for the story line- maybe a little bit more about Ashiya’s past. But I hope the script writed don’t jump into new subplots- the storyline is best as it is.

I think the Sano and Ashiya romance will be volumed up a little-Its a Korean drama and people expect more romance.

There are speculations about a female rival which was one thing that was missing from “cliched” korean drama mix. I dunno whether I am ready for another classic “male lead” fight between the girls.

A better character development for Sano- There was no “meat” to the Sano character other than looking hot and handsome. I hope they pull off a better Sano in Korean version.

The school is named “Genie Athletic High School”- Athletic!! So I think there will not be a performing arts department in the school.

The Only One thing I am not sure whether I wanna watch again or not is

The unrealistical situations and logical loopholes- I should completely bury my entire brain to watch some of the scenes. But some scenes though unrealistic were hilarious and had a magic touch. 

 What is having my hopes up?

The male lead seem to be pouring his heart into the character-  getting trained for the high jump from Coach Kim Tae Yeong and all that! Also he makes the perfect cut for the character.

Like in all the other versions’ female leads Sulli does have little boyish looks with her- She has cut off her hair which has toned down her feminine looks a bit! But she does not have the “Yoon Eun-hye” kind of boyish looks.


 The drama pair up Boys Over Flower’s director Jeon Ki-sang  with  High Kick trilogy’s Lee Young-chul-That raises the level of expectation it already has!

The Drama will be airing on SBS replacing the series “Ghost”.