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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Awww Dimples! Cuteness Alert!

Chubby Cheeks, dimple chin Rosy lips, teeth within Curly hair very fair Eyes are blue, lovely too Teacher’s pet, “is that you” Yes, yes, yes.

I am sure we all have sang this at one point of our life and I assume you loved. Assume? Who am I kidding? You all loved it!*chuckles*

So I went through whole of this playschool rhymes and shortlisted the grand champion “Dimples” to do my next post. I myself don’t have any dimples *sob sob* and have always been envious of others having cutie little dimples. I decided why not spread a “k-dimple fever”.

K-Dimple fever

Caused By: Dimpled Cutie pies listed in this post

Symptoms: Maniac eyeing of cute dimples, drooling over dimpled beauties and if they don’t have dimples-poking on cheeks to have dimples.

Treatment: Scientists locked up for trying to find!LOL!

ALERT! Deadly dimple viruses coming up! Read at your own risk!

Choi Si Won

I am thinking someone carved those perfect dimples into his cheeks.

*Drooling*

OFC everyone loves your dimples!!!

BoA

Ever seen a sexy dimple? If you haven’t here it is!

I can totally imagine girls saying “I totally wanna be her” and boys “I totally wanna be that bottle”

All eyes on the dimples!

Hyun Bin

*enter* The Dimple Prince!!

I could just drown in that dimples.*Blushing and trying to control perverted thoughts*

OMG I just fainted!

Kim Bum:

*Eureka Eureka* I found what the trick of this Casanova is! He smiles; dimple shows up; girls fall

*speechless*

Lee Min Ho

Can you take eye off him?

Call ambulance! I just had cardiac arrest!—->Oh the dimples!

Leeteuk

OH *wiping the drool* MY *popping eyes* GOD!

My brain just went haywire seeing those perfect dimples!

Lee Seung Ji

Perfectly proportioned dimples!

Shin Min Ah

Those cute dimple makes pretty shin Min Ah the prettiest!

With dimples like those all guys will be at your toes!

Do I have to become a nine tailed fox to have those dimples?

Young Saeng

Aigoooo cute!

Oh to be Young and have cute dimples!*pun intended*

I hope you all get the worst K-Dimple fever and live forever with it!  *grins*

How can Idols turn into Actors? A success story!

It’s very common in K entertainment world for singers to turn into actors and actors to turn into singers. It is pretty much a mixed group there.

There have been success stories..and there have been not so success stories!!

One of the idol-actors who has had reaped loads of success is Micky Yoochun!!

Yoochun from JYJ not only excels in his vocals but is also considered a very good actor.

Yoochun started acting a long time ago in small roles but then his last three projects Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Miss Ripley and Rooftop Prince has pushed him to the limelight. He has received both popularity and best actor awards for these works.

Ok honestly out of these three drama I have seen RoofTop Prince. My opinion YES Yoochun can act! He did do a good job of the snobby King Lee!!

He reminded me of a combination of Lee Min Ho and Lee Seung Gi!!

Yoochun aint a veteran yet but he is getting there slow and steady..

Not all idols have had such a success story behind them.

Kim Hyun Joong previously of SS501 an Idol turned actor was not able to fare well as Yoochun. His drama Boys Over flowers where he captured many hearts as Ji Hoo. Though his looks hooked many femle viewers his acting left people wanting for more!! Yep Comeon Ji Hoo!!!!

When his next project hit the screen Baek seung jo emerged in “Playful Kiss” A drama which produced so many mixed responses!!

Some went “Eureka!! Ji Hoo has got better!!” and others were like “No improvement at all tsk tsk”

My opinion was Seung Jo is loads better than Ji Hoo!! Ji Hoo had looks but Seung Jo had both looks and brains *heehee both in the drama and his character portrayal* LOL!!!

With his new drama “City Conquest” on the way I just think that Kim Hyun Joong deserves another chance to see if Baek Mir can sweep us all of our feet with action !

Why do I think KHJ can pull it off?

Because one Idol who shifted to acting world and who was highly criticized but is now the golden actress of drama world is

Yoon Eun Hye previously of Baby Vox!!

With all the criticism she got at the beginning anyone would have quit and turned tail! But she stuck till the end and made it through!!

She proved it with many hits later. Anyone who has seen Coffee Prince will not be able to snub YEH again!! She has turned from an Idol into a successful drama Princess! GO MY CHAN!!!

Another gorgeous lady who has turned the tables on the critics is Yoona of SNSD.

Her lead characters in You are my destiny and Cinderella man was not a hit portrayal.

TO be fair Yoona looked way too young in YAMD as she was a teen. Certainly she was not ready for a role as a lead.

But in Cinderella Man Yoona had many melo scenes which came off flat because of her inexperience.

But in the recent drama Love Rain she showed a vast improvement.

From the awkward girl in CM she grew into a beautiful woman in Love Rain. Her cuteness did not over exceed and become sickly sweet. And her crying scenes were heart-wrenching!

She may still have a long way to go but I think Ha Na from Love Rain really showed how Yoona matured! Good for you Yoona!!

There are many more Idols who have turned into Actors!! And if anyone else catches the Gurus’ attention there will be a part two to this post LOL!! Also there is the other case of Actors turned Idols!! Ahh a post for the future?

But one thing I must point out is Idols have the worst killer schedules with all those variety shows,concerts,interviews and stuff. And I really appreciate all these Idols who have tried to branch out with their dramas and movies.

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