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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Pouting Princess – Who loves to Pout?

When guys can pout will the girls be still? Here is cuter pics of all K-Princess’ who adorably pout!

Park Min Young

She may seem a quiet and cute girl but she can surely exercise those chubby cheeks and adorable lips into a pout!

Miss A

Here is adorable Suzy who pouts with big blue eyes! I seriously did not recognize her in this photo!

And this is minus the blue lens! Awww!! Pretty..

Lee Min Jung

Lee Min Jung can also pout as well as Suzy! Both of them pouting at the sets of ‘Big’

And her solo pout!

2NE1

Gogogogo! 2NE1’s Minzy looks so different with a cute pout that contrasts with her stylo mylo looks in these! She epitomes hip hop even when she is pouting for the cam!

Wonder Girls

Wonder girls Sohee and Sunmi also prove that they are in the pouting race!

Sunmi looks adorable after all those editing lol!

Park Shin Hye

Adorable Shin Hye really loves to pout! Her bubbly cheeks are the best and makes one want to pinch em!

4minute

4minute’s Hyuna looks sexy with that pout and smoky eyes! wow!! Beautiful eyes indeed!

 

SNSD

Will this list be complete without SNSD? Here is Sunny with her sunshine pout!

The way she winks just brightens everyone’s day!

And the last Pouting princess is Yoona!! She had so many pouting pics that it was tough to select which to post.. Seems Yoona’s typical facial expression includes a cute pout! She definitely loves to pout!

And the final combo of Victory ‘V’ sign with Yoong’s pout!

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Love Rain – Episode 4 “Scribbles”

Just when things looked like the only problem in In Ha and Yoon Hee’s love life was some agitated friends who were pissed that their best friend did not confess his love, things get worse.

Episode 4 opens with a slight flashback of our couple. How In Ha fell in love in 3 seconds and the events that followed. Their beautiful love and the hardships they faced were portrayed by soft tones which made one want to replay these moments.

 

As the episode opens we see In Ha and Yoon Hee are having a romantic walk. In Ha and Yoon Hee both say that they were just out on a walk and not meaning to see each other. *Yah!! Right we belived you! LOL* Then In Ha confesses that he missed her and Yoon Hee replied she too missed him. *Yep thats more like it!* Our shy In Ha takes her hand and leads her to sit on a bench.

They look so cute!! SIGH! Yet why do I find my heart breaking ?

Yoon Hee looks worried on seeing In Ha’s hurt lips *Lol! Chang Mo’s handiwork* and In Ha calms her down by assuring her that his friends will understand eventually. He then questions whether Yoon Hee went to the hospital because she was sick. Yoon Hee replies “No” *which is a total LIE!!I have A BAD Feeling!* and then asks sorry to him. In Ha doesn’t want to hear Sorry from Yoon Hee and quotes this line “Love means never having to say sorry”

In Ha wants them both to never say sorry to each other. Yoon Hee agrees and they seal it with a pinky promise. In Ha is very happy and says “I feel good”

Their cosy chat is interrupted by a sweet music. Inside a building they find some girls and guys dancing to music and our couple also dance to the same. *Sweet!! sniffle -_- Where can I find such a love?*

Some things which I found that looked like an omen in this scene. In Ha’s voice over “I couldn’t realize it then. How she was preparing for the end” Yes! We all know that their love is never meant to be and In Ha’s thoughts just prove it right. It does break our hearts that all this cute moments never become a reality. And in another voice over In Ha confides that he completed the lyrics of “Love Rain” and he will sing it to Yoon Hee.

OK!! Let us get back to reality. This is where the good stuff ends. Everything goes downhill from now. Prepare your hearts people.

Yoon Hee is abused and called a slut by her other virtuous classmates. *Typical!*

In Ha and Dong Wook fight it out in the tennis court. *Manly brawl for the lucky lady*

Hye Jung is raving mad and is out to seek revenge on Yoon Hee. *Girl I can understand your pain but the problem is not Yoon Hee it is In Ha. You never managed to turn his heart over in 3 seconds*

During the fight over her Yoon Hee runs to see In ha getting hit by tennis balls as he refused to fight with Dong Wook. In Ha never wants to put Yoon Hee as a wager. Chang Mo and Yoon Hee try to protect the shy hero which drives Dong Wook even more mad. Poor Guy!

He leaves in a huff after Yoon Hee steps in front of In Ha and stops him. YEY! Girl power woot woot!

Hye Jung extracts her revenge by presenting her trump card. She reveals that In Ha had indeed read Yoon Hee’s diary and thus knew more about her. Yoon Hee is shocked because she thought of In ha as her other half who completely understands her. Hye Jung “Did you really think it was fate? It was all deceit” Poor Yoon Hee must have also felt the same and she sadly leaves the place. In Ha tries to follow her but Hye Jung interrupts him.


So Eun Seo did a good job as Hye Jung here. She revealed her heart to In Ha and I felt bad for her.

Hye Jung, “I like you a lot too. It’s just not your love that is full of tears. So stop acting like you’re the only one hurt. I like you just the way you like her but why do I have to be the bad one here?”

Very true indeed. In a way Hye Jung is just like Yoon Hee. She is also loved by Chang Mo but she loves In ha deeply. But here Hye Jung’s love is not reciprocated which makes her turn bitter. I believe if In Ha loved her Hye Jung would not have turned into a bad person at all. But one can never tell one’s heart to love or not to love. Love Happens Hye Jung. Hugs!!

In ha follows Yoon Hee and when the national anthem is playing and he cant stop himself giving her a hug. He wants to hold her and comfort her. But Yoon Hee pushes him away and runs off.

We see In Ha walking sadly in the rain and Yoon Hee reading her diary and reminiscing. She looks sad as only memories of In Ha fills her as she reads her diary.

She reads In Ha’s note for her at the back of her diary. He thanks the diary for bringing Yoon Hee close to him and also he asks for forgiveness. He confides that his heart was sincere despite what the whole diary reading freak situation suggests. He never wanted to lull Yoon Hee into a false relation.

Yoon Hee also remembers the time when she asked In Ha about the diary. He was ready to give something but she interrupted him by worrying over the fact  that In Ha or anyone else may have read her thoughts. Hearing that In ha had immediately hesitated. She knew that In ha never meant to cheat her or play with her feelings.

Outside in the pouring rain a sad In ha begs to Yoon Hee that what he did was wrong but he was happy that her diary helped him to get closer. He repeats that his heart was sincere. He begs to her and asks her to believe him. *Why does JKS look so hot when he is all wet and looking sad with those soulful eyes?*

Yoon Hee wants to reach out to him but she is doubled over due to a coughing fit which end up in her spitting blood into the handkerchief.

I knew it!!!

Is it cancer or tuberculosis?

The doctor answers that it is the last stage of TB in a flashback! Ripped heart!!


Yoon Hee had always looked sickly to me. I thought mayb it was the 70s effect Nah!! Seems they wanted Yoona to look pale and sickly.

She realizes that she cant burden In Ha and leaves to her home town after a leave of absence.

Meanwhile Cest La vie are having a fight because Chang Mo is upset that they wont perform the Radio Show. He vents his anger out through a rebellious song which is banned. *Apparently Korea had strict rules regarding singing songs with influential words. Example: Drinking, Politics*

In Sook interrupts them and relies the news of Yoon hee’s leave of absence. In ha and others try finding why she left but it was not a successful mission.

Ok there is something curious going on about Chang Mo! He is met by some fierce looking people who questioned him about a certain song that he and In Ha had written. Chang Mo tries to defend In Ha.

Chang Mo and In Ha have some guy talk in their dorm. In Ha confesses that he will go look for Yoon Hee and Chang Mo is amazed. He also confesses about his travel plans to In Ha where he plans to go on a trip after the radio show.

In ha leaves to Yoon Hee’s hometown after getting blessings from Dong Wook *hehe I knew you were a softie Mr. Over-confident Lee*


He arrives in a picturesque village which is Yoon Hee’s home town. He finds that Yoon hee has gone out for a walk. He finds Yoon Hee in an elementary school which he assumes is her father’s old school. Yoon Hee is playing the organ beautifully.When In Ha surprises Yoon hee she starts running away from him but In ha pleads with her to listen to him. He asks for forgiveness but Yoon Hee turns it down saying thay In Ha did wait outside her class to give her diary back but she did not give him a chance at all.

She further breaks his heart by saying that she never felt any love for In Ha. Her feelings were never real as she only wanted to find a guy who understood her. In the end Yoon Hee revealed that she felt ashamed of using both In Ha and Dong wook and thus ran away in shame.

In ha doesn’t believe her and calls her reason as lies but Yoon hee pushes his hand away without listening to him and scoots. Poor In Ha with reddened eyes shouts that he will be waiting for her at the radio show and asks her to come.

How hard it must have been to Yoon Hee? She doesn’t want to be a burden to In ha and with her whole issue of TB how can she promise everlasting love? Her bottled up feelings burst out as she cries to her grandma that she will return to Korea after getting better treatment in USA.

Her zest to live and love can be seen in her tears. Poor Yoon Hee!! -_-

And then we come to the day of the radio music show! We have a reconciliation between Dong wook and In Ha. And Chang Mo receives a kiss from In Sook which makes him shy *such a cute pair kekeke!!*. In Ha and Hye Jung also have a truce.*yet she looks sad*

In Ha is anxiously waiting for Yoon Hee who is a no show till now. Cest la vie walk out on stage and In Ha explains about how he wrote the lyrics for Love Rain for a special girl. As they are about to start the song In ha sees Yoon Hee walking in. His face blooms on seeing her and he starts singing! What a SONG and in Suk’s voice opening it *_* !! I fell in love with it. And the PD did a good job by showing all the love pf the characters during that song.

In Ha and Yoon Hee’s fated love with so many trials. Dong Wook’s love for Yoon Hee which is tapped from his lost mother’s love. Chang Mo’s sincere and selfless love for Hye Jung. Hye Jung’s secret and fierce love for In ha. In Sook’s childish crush/love for Chang Mo!

I really love this scene and as Yoon hee’s eyes fill with tears so do mine. In Just 4 episodes I was able to see such varied types of love. So beautiful.

As they sing the next song we see some Police men enter Chang Mo/ In Ha’s dorm and ferret out some books which look like they are rebel materials! Hmmm!

After the song gets over Cest La vie get a sound ovation and they start leaving the stage when Chang Mo sees the policemen waiting to nab him. He runs away and also asks In Ha to flee. But In Ha is late to respond and is captured by the police. Yoon Hee panics on seeing In Ha captured and she has an attack of coughing fits and she faints.

Dong Wook sees Yoon hee faint and he runs to her aid. He finds Yoon hee’s coughed up blood and is horrified.

In Ha is jailed and Dong Wook visits him. He enquires after Chang Mo and Yoon hee. Dong wook lies that he doesn’t know anything about Yoon hee.

Meanwhile a runaway Chang Mo gets some help from Hye Jung for food, clothes and money.  He looks shabby but is still the same dorky guy who gives a hug to Hye Jung and runs away.

Yoon Hee asked Dong Wook not to reveal her health condition to In ha and promises she will return after getting better to see In ha. Dong Wook reluctantly agrees.

In Ha gets ready to leave for military service and everyone gives their farewell. Dong Wook then gives him a letter from Yoon Hee. Yoon Hee returned the watch which was In Ha’s gift and wrote a touching letter.

She thanked In Ha for a wonderful time. For protecting her from the rain, for singing her a song, for listening to her, for watching her favourite movie, for making her happy.. Yoon Hee thanks In Ha. She is also sad that she couldn’t say her good byes before leaving for America. She returned the watch because she cannot spend time with him. She also hopes that they can meet in the future.


Yoon Hee, “Thank you for everything. It was fun. I was happy with you.”

In Ha, “It was the last time. She left me a letter and disappeared from my life. However she never mentioned she was sorry in her letter. So I had always believed that this love didn’t end”

Poor In Ha!! He is crying rivers when he reads the letter. Her last words to In Ha. He notes that she never once said sorry and hopes that their love will not die. Dong wook finally breaks the silence and reveals that Yoon Hee left due to her failing health and she will be back. He asks In Ha to wait for Yoon Hee.

The train moves as “Love Rain” plays in the background and a tearing In Ha looks out of the window thinking of the lost love. And then as the train moves we see a frowning JKS with a camera snapping pictures of a snowy background! WOAH!! We are in 2012 judging from Suk’s ponytail and chained earrings *teehee love that hair and earrings..Girls he is gonna be a heartbreaker for sure!!*

Officially it is time for me to start my drooling session with the hot son Seo Joon!

What a way to shift from 1970 to 2012. If only a single train ride can give you a make over as cool as Seo Joon’s we would all be jumping into trains…kekeke!

The sexy photographer walks out on the pavement when he is hit by a bounding tornado in the form of a girl. Enter Yoona as Jung Ha Na!! Omg!! Totally reminds me of when In Ha and Yoon Hee banged into each other.

Mr. Sexy Joon looks annoyed and our cute and bubbly Ha Na apologizes. Way to start the relation when their parents kept going on about how love is never saying sorry. The first words exchanged between these two is sorry. LOL!! But as the parents weren’t successful their strategy must be wrong so let’s see how the young ones come up with a new formula.

And as Sexy Joon and Ha Na stare at each other we hear Suk’s voice “ONE TWO THREE”


 What an ending!! Am so excited!

Now getting back to my views on Ep 4! It was such a sad part with so much tears. I felt so bad for In Ha and Yoon Hee and wanted them to be together so much. My heart was paining for them.

Especially JKS crying for his lost love used up so many of my tissues. I really wish that things worked differently. But when I saw the 2012 leads gosh I was hooked. I cant recognise In ha or Yoon Hee in them. A 180 degree transformation which made me fall for them. I will ship these two for sure and fervently hope Ha Na is healthy as a horse because she looks like she needs it to battle it out with Sexy Joon! No TB for Ha Na PD!

Overall am very pleased with 1970. The acting was good from all even the smaller characters like In Sook. Yoon Hee could have been written more lively but maybe she is just that a beautiful apparition who will turn your heart over. And the cinematography with those lush scenery was mind blowing.

I know Suk is capable of acting well so I wasn’t much surprised by his portrayal of In ha. Though a shy and reluctant lover is different for Sukkie as I am more used to seeing HTK type snobs from him. Just shows JKS is really capable of portraying anything.

In terms of Dong Wook’s character I wasn’t much impressed with him but I will reserve judgement on Kim Si hoo as he is supposed to be in 2012 too. So Eun Seo as Baek Hye Jung was brilliant. She showed that love can also turn bitter if it is not reciprocated. Chang Mo aka Seo In Guk was a cute and adorable dork.

Will miss In Ha very much but onward to Mr Sexy Joon with those cool earrings!! FIGHTING!


Girls’ Generation Boom with Paparazzi!!

WOW!!! SNSD’s Paparazzi is out!! I was waiting for this new MV very much lol as I pointed out here.

And what a blast it is!!

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I really loved the opening!! As shown in Teaser the gals just walk out amid some flashy cameras and then they assemble in a theatre like place. *I think the concept is that audiences are watching SNSD In an operahouse like setup*

They walk out or rather dance gracefully out *an oldie song Singing in the rain plays in the Background* wearing long trench coats and then suddenly the camera starts flashing *wow I give you gals marks for making use of the camera flashes to suit the concept Paparazzi* and then complete silence…

They remove the coat and throw it!!

YAY!! Party-time 😛

Gosh the opening !! Uh-la-la-la..Uuuh-la-la-la!!! HOT!!

Yoona at the centre doing the sexy move made me swoon! *Ok I admit I am a Yoonaddict teehee but seriously the way she danced*!!! I was swept away!! Their costumes in black and red and their retro styled hair was just right! The glitzy clothes did not see off for the beat of the song and also the dull background highlighted them well.

The move these gals make when Boom!!Boom!! comes!! LOL!!! My Bias speaking here…I think Yoona does it well especially at 2:45 she seems more flexible and sexy:D

And then we move to the girls standing in some weird place *looked like some weird disco hall kekeke* and in white and black outfits. Their hair was slick and cool in ponytails! BUT whats with the Gloves? LOL!!! is it to draw attention to their hands? Can’t they have used white then why Pink? which doesn’t suit their outfits nor the background!! 

Guess we have to NOT see the gloves which is very hard once we start noticing it kekeke!!

The Click sound symbolizing a Camera shutter in  the middle also seems catchy !!

The ending seems perfect with them going back to their innocent trenchcoated self looking like they never danced the sexiest Boom dance and then twirl out of the stage!Aww cute!!

The curtains close and the audience clap and appreciate their musical performance! A Different musical indeed!

My feelings!!

The song may be hard to understand but the Choreo is just amazing. The girls synced perfectly. And to my eyes Sunny stood out well !

I think her blonde hair among the masses of brown and black and her different style was perfect and she didn’t blend in despite her height.

Maybe other girls like Hyoyeon did not get that much time in the front but I think Paparazzi is not just about Individual lines or dance steps.

The Choreography is so detailed that even if one of those 9 girls did a mistake it will get amplified. So Paparazzi is a whole team effort. SM Ent also revealed there may be more than one version of Paparazzi and already a dance edit was released.

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Seeing this shows just how much work has been done! And each member contributed whatever they could.

My personal favorite is the First edition because I love the opening in it. Plus Yoona looks adorable in it!

And to all those who would love the lyrics if you wanna sing along..

[All/Jessica] Uh la la la, la la la la 
Uh la la la, Wow wow 
Uh la la la, la la la la 
Uh la la la 
[All/Seohyun]We’re the Girls, we’re the Girls Generation 
[All]Cha cha cha cha 

[Tiffany] Kocchi mite baby denwa shiteru Ring-Ring 
[Jessica] Fushizen na hodo shisen na furi furi 
[Seohyun] Kidzuiteru no yo paparazzi anata ga 
[Sunny] Nozomi toori na egao de Aha-ha-ha 

[Taeyeon] Hide and seek no Everynight 
[Hyo/Seo] Madataku Style noseru Light 
[Sooyoung] Motto ikichi hoshi kunai 
[Tiff/Yu] Naka yoku yorimashou nakama janai 

[All] Life is a party karechi kara Sweet groove 
[Yoona] Itsudatte anata ga Boom Boom Boom 
[All] Hade ni Car chase hana no Around 
[Jessica] Hikitsuke rarete Boom Boom Boom 

[Seohyun] Negan mo tsukerare yashinai ai wo 
[Taeyeon]Yami wo saite Flashing saite mane 
[All] Life is a party karechi kara Sweet groove 
[Tiffany] Metemo samedemo Boom Boom Boom 

[All/Jessica] Uh la la la, la la la la 
Uh la la la 

[Taeyeon] Yakuso to mitai gamen mo Uh la la la 
[Sunny] Majime utteru ana kono La cha cha la 
[Jessica] Danji no kare datte ietemo ma ma ma ma 
[Seohyun]Himitsu no kisu no suriru de hara hara 
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/snsd/paparazzi_21022345.html
[Tiffany] Punkadelic crazy night 
[Yu/Yoo] Tokimeki Style no Searching Light 
[Jessica] Bad Boy Bad Girl kinishinai 
[Sun/Soo] Odore sareru yori odoru ga Style 

[All] Life is a party tamechi hodo ureru 
[Yuri] Mitsukatta razai ga Boom Boom Boom 
[All] Yoru no hade iso no kage 
[Sunny] Saki no warishite Boom Boom Boom 

[Jessica] Uwasa ga uwasa ni tobi hishite irai 
[Taeyeon] Moe agatte Burning shiteku My name 

[All] We’re the Girls, we’re the Girls Generation 

*Hyoyeon Solo Dance* 

[Seohyun] Aishite aisare tadake na no ni 
[Taeyeon] Kono koi mo kegareta koi nande 
[Jessica]Gaman dekinai gaman dekinai 
[Sunny] Nande sawaiteru hima wa nai no 
[Hyoyeon] Achi de mo kochi de mo Boom Boom Boom 

[Yuri] Mirarete no hodo kagayaku wada kara 
[Tiffany] Come on friends hora oide yo Ra-ta-ta 

[All]Life is a party karechi kara Sweet groove 
[Sooyoung]Itsudatte anata ga Boom Boom Boom 
[All]Hade ni Car chase hana no Around 
[Tiffany] Hikitsuke rarete Boom Boom Boom 

[Taeyeon] Kowarete namida no hitotsumu ga ima 
[Jessica] Hikaru taiyo mon do ni kawaru made 

[All]Life is a party karechi kara Sweet groove 
[Tiffany] (Life is a party~ Yeah, yeah, yeah! ) 

[All] Metemo samedemo Boom Boom Boom (Boom Boom Boom)

Credits: Lyricsfreak

Girls’ Generations hounded by Paparazzi?

Or Not?! Apparently Papparazi is the newest single of the Girls’ generation which is going to be released next month. When I saw the title the first thing that popped into my mind was Lady Gaga!! I really loved her song !!!

I’m your biggest fan I’ll follow you until you love me,
Papa-paparazzi,
Baby there’s no other superstar you know that i’ll be your
Papa-paparazzi!!!!

Lol!! but as much as I loved the song I was a bit disturbed by the video(Typical Lady Gaga style!!). The video did not bring paparazzi into the picture at all!!

So it was with a bit of caution that I opened the teaser for Hallyu wave leading girl group SNSD’s MV teaser for Paparazzi!


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What do you know??

SNSD took the word “Paparazzi” literally and produced an awesome teaser!! The opening where they all walked in gave a sense of mystery. And the flashes of the camera made me think they were gonna do a normal idol routine on the stage!!

Nope they actually entered a place which for lack of a better word I would term “theatre”!!

Were they gonna perform a musical ?

And then we saw SNSD girls come out in some fashion which was bygone (yah know camel long trench coats,stockings,buckled glittery shoes omo hope we dont end up with a fashion disaster)!! But SNSD deserves credits because they can really pull off different outfits *Remembering the members in white uniform!!!*

Aigoo we never got a closer look at their dress!! Guess this is all we can get for a teaser folks..

Gotta wait til 27th of this month to actually see how they connected a musical performance with paparazzi!!

Let’s wait for Paparazzi!!!!