Super Junior’s Sihae (donghae and siwon) went to Manila for a Bench Show and meet their fans. Bench is a Philippine local clothing brand endorsed by Siwon and Donghae. The two Idols arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 at about 10:54 a.m. via Korean Air flight 621. Donghae and Siwon met with 700 fans for “SiHae in Manila promo” hosted by Bench at Trinoma Activity Center.
Donghae Tweeted their arrival in Manila:
Technically, I missed this HUGE event! I went to Manila at dawn and came back in my hometown midnight last Monday, august 13,2012. Woah, If I have known, I would’ve moved it on August 14,2012 instead! They’re 2 of my bigtime crushes on Super Junior! Sad but anyways, enjoy spamming your eyes on this hotties!
all photo credits as tagged
Bad news all around for Queens (T-ara fans) the 8 turned 7 member group T-ara is facing probably the biggest havoc in their career as hallyu idols. T-ara debuted as a 6 member group composing of leader So Yeon, Jiyeon, Eunjung (former leader), Hyomin, Boram, Ahreum, and Qri last 2009. Three years later, with the new member Hwayoung who gave them a better spotlight got kicked out of the group resulted in increasing anti-fans.
I like T-ara a lot because of their beautiful music, great choreography, fantastic music video storyline and most of all because of Hwayoung. Her rapping skills are excellent and full of emotions. I love
“Day by Day” and “We were in love” because of her rap part.
Unfortunately, for some unknown reason, a mishap occurred regarding t-ara’s relationship within themselves and with the company that costs the CEO to end Hwayoung’s contract as part of the group. This controversy is making headlines in Kpop. Speculations and rumors are the only visible factors believed in by many fans as to why Hwayoung left the group. Core Content Media is the company handling these girls and made an official statement on behalf of this issue.
“Gosh, can’t wait for August to arrive where T-ara pursues their comeback amidst controversy while the investigation on the sudden exit of Hwayoung continues.”
Bullied. The big “B” word is like a whistle blower to fans and to the CEO Kim Kwang Soo. It all started out with Jiyeon, Hyomin, Eunjung tweeting something about “will” that was interpreted as a teasing manner to their fellow member Hwayoung. In return, Hyoyoung, Hwayoung’s twin tweeted on cheering Hwayoung about it. Hwayoung was unable to perform with the group due to her leg injury which caused a huge problem to the rest of the girls and the company. During their concert, Hwayoung wasn’t allowed to perform but because she really wanted to, she was only allowed during their “Day by Day” performance. In my opinion, the twits meant nothing about the girls having to carry on with the concert without Hwayoung. Their twits meant something about Respect, determination and will. It makes me want to think that since the old members strongly oppose additions to their group, they’re bullying Hwayoung by telling her to show more and work hard since she’s the newest member. Remember way back when they were promoting “Lovey Dovey”? and Hwayoung had that nipple slip accident?. Rumors has it that CCM wanted Hwayoung to do it and the t-ara members disagree but still Hwayoung did the nipple slip. This makes me think that she’s been hated a lot since then. Aside from this, netizens dig up more unnoticed bullying incidents by the members to Hwayoung. Bullying is the factor seen by fans according to what they’ve seen on TV shows and what they’ve digged up that caused the company to kick Hwayoung out.
I’ve read an article that everything was totally fine during their Budokan concert. It was only when they came back to South korea for their Music Bank performance when Hwayoung stubbornly refused to perform on stage when there’s only 2 group performers left before them. This incident was the only stated reason by CEO Kim kwang Soo about Hwayoung’s negative behaviour. According to their official statement, members are not bullying Hwayoung and it’s not the reason why they ask her to quit T-ara.
Upon hearing this horrible issues, it’s not impossible for the company to do such acts like what happened to Open World Entertainment wherein they ask their idols to harass their trainees. Each company has a secret to success and I never thought that T-ara is one of the victims. Until now, it’s still a puzzle to me why Hyomin, Jiyeon, Boram, So Yeon and Eunjung hate Hwayoug so much. There should be something aside from the thought that she was added to the group. You can’t hate a person forever right? CCM could make another group idol but chose to add members to existing group.
Here is my brief view and guess behind what’s happening to t-ara; Warning! this is merely my understanding and interpretation on what’s happening to t-ara.
Hwayoung is the newest member of t-ara and to be noticed quickly, because of her will and determination, she needs to do what the company asks her. Because of following their orders, she’s hated by her groupmates. Hwayoung probably had done things that upset her group. It’s either they care for hwayoung or they care about their name t-ara. When the bullying matter exploded it’s only a matter of time before something or somebody gets busted. So for the company to clear out their name before all of this happen, they kicked hwayoung out of the group. Turned their back on her by explaining that she has misbehaved or has bad attitudes. Hwayoung also knows the secrets, so by the time that she speaks, she’s out of t-ara and the company could sue her without damaging T-ara’s name. it would be difficult for them to shut her mouth if she’s still in the group since t-ara’s name would be affected and they’re one of the important idols coz they’re bringing in a lot of cash to their company because of their popularity.
On top of it all, below are the facts with mysterious reasons about T-ara and CCM.
I support T-Jinyo by the way! Demanding truths!!
Disclaimer: links credits to allkpop and enewsworld.
After years of successfully promoting their music as a 9-member girl group, Girls Generation has finally followed the footsteps of their sunbaes, Super Junior. They now have a sub unit with 3 members comprising of Taeyon(leader), Tiffany and Seohyun(maknae). Three of the most members with powerful voices, but where is Jessica?. TaeTiSeo is named after the member’s first name syllable, TAEyon, TIffany, and SEOhyun. They all got powerful voices which is the asset of this group. Girls Generation is composed of Taeyon, Tiffany, Seohyun, Jessica, Sunny, Sooyoung, Hyoyeon, Yuri and Yoona. TaeTiSeo’s first single is “Twinkle”
S.M. Entertainment’s official press release regarding the group stated that the subunit’s intention was to “grab the attention of fans with all aspects of music, performance, and fashion styles. Also hinting at the possibility of future subunits containing other members, elaborating, “by changing the members of the unit according to the music and concept of each new subunit album.” – wikipedia
Personally I never thought that SM Entertainment would make a sub unit of Girls Generation. I mean, why do they have to when all of the members are obviously popular? They don’t need sub units. Other groups having sub units are Super Junior, After School, Rainbow, etc. I remember way back Tiffany’s comments on Suju’s having sub units compared to Girls Generation. She said Girls Generation are one and don’t need subgroups. lols. Click here if you wanna see it.TaeTiSeo “Twinkle English Subs MV
TaeTiSeo “Twinkle” Live Performance
You probably wondered who is EXO-M right? and why are there 2 sub units of EXO. Well, if you have read my previous post, EXO means from ExoPlanet, divided into korean and Chinese group debuting and promoting same songs in 2 different nations. I’m a Kpop Fan, so I first got familiar with EXO-K. I couldn’t say which group is the best since they are from one band. There are who excels in dancing like Kai and singing like D.O. The Boys I’m loving from this group is Kai, D.O., Tao and Lu Han
Just my thought. I dunno how it goes in China when a singer/band is promoting a song but I do know that Exo-K will be promoting much more since they have to perform 4x a week in Korea’s big music shows which are Mnet, KBS, MBC and SBS. This means that Exo-K will get more exposure than Exo-M. (but remember, China is Big!)
Check out EXO-M’s Music Videos!
Exo-M – “History” Music video Eng Sub
Exo-M – “Mama” Music Video Eng Sub
EXO-M Mama Debut Performance
Birth Name: Huang Zi Tao
Stage Name: Tao
Super Power (Badge): Time Control (Hourglass)
English Name: Edison Huang
Birth Place: Qingdao, China
Date of Birth: May 2, 1993
Height: 183 cm
Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae
Hobbies: Singing, playing basketball, exercising
Specialty: Martial arts
Birth Name: Lu Han
Stage Name: Luhan
Super Power (Badge): Telekinesis
Date of Birth: April 20, 1990
Blood Type: O
Height: 178 cm
Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Face of The Group
Hometown: Beijing Haidian
Specialties: Soccer, Rubix cube
Birth Name: Kim Jong Dae
Stage Name: Chen
Super Power (Badge): Lightning (Scorpion)
Date of Birth: September 21, 1992
Position: Main Vocalist
Height: 173 cm
Specialty: Singing, piano
Birth Name: Zhang Yi Xing
Stage Name: Lay
Super Power (Badge): Heal (Unicorn)
Date of Birth: October 7, 1991
Height: 177 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist
Hometown: Changsha, Hunan, China
Education: Hunan Normal University High School
Specialties: Guitar, dancing, piano
Hobbies: Listening to music, sleeping in, playing computer
Birth Name: Kim Min Seok
Stage Name: Xiu Min
Super Power (Badge): Frost (Snowflake)
Nickname: Lil’ Fattie (Little Fattie)
Date of Birth: March 26, 1990
Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Height: 173 cm
Specialties: Taekwondo, kendo
Birth Name: Wu Fan
Stage Name: Kris
Super Power (Badge): Flight (Dragon)
English Name: Kevin Wu
Date of Birth: November 6, 1990
Height: 187 cm
Position: Main Rapper, Leader, Sub-Vocalist
Specialties: Languages (English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean), basketball
Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
Sm Entertainment, one of the biggest Music Company in Korea, home to idols Girl’s Generaation, Super Junior, Boa, SHINee, Shinhwa, TVXQ and F(x), has released their newest Boy Band named EXO from “Exoplanet”. Split into to two groups EXO-M and EXO-K. EXO is a 12-member boy group, and the group promoting in Korea is called EXO-K, while the team promoting in China is being called EXO-M. All 6 members of EXO-K are Korean, while 2 members of EXO-M are Korean and 4 are Chinese. Both teams debuted with the same track “MAMA“, written in Korean and Mandarin Chinese respectively. EXO said to have SHINee’s Looks while TVXQ’s performance and Super Junior’s large number of members.
Korean media has been flooded with news regarding EXO since before their debut. I bet they’ll probably make it big like their sunbaes. With all of the SM artist mia-ing for their personal activities, my eyes are on this group, EXO-K and EXO-M+, the only active SM Idols competing with other Idols in Kpop Music.
Here’s their individual Profile pictures for you to distinguish them from one another. I also suggest you check out their youtube page. From watching the first teaser to the last, you can definitely identify who is who. Enjoy the pics! (The group has just started and I’m liking Kai and D.O. now. Doesn’t matter if they’re years younger than me! lols)
Birth Name: Kim Jong In
Stage Name: Kai
Super Power (Badge): Teleportation
Date of Birth: January 14, 1994
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Face of The Group
Height: 182 cm
Blood Type: A
Specialties: Dance (ballet, jazz, hip hop, popping, rocking)
Birth Name: Oh Se Hoon
Stage Name: Se Hun
Super Power (Badge): Wind
Date of Birth: April 12, 1994
Position: Lead Dancer, Rapper, Sub-Vocalist, Maknae
Height: 181 cm
Specialties: Dancing, acting
Birth Name: Do Kyung Soo
Stage Name: D.O.
Super Power (Badge): Earth
Date of Birth: January 12, 1993
Position: Main Vocalist
Height: 173 cm
Specialties: Singing, beat box
Birth Name: Byun Baek Hyun
Stage Name: Baekhyun
Super Power (Badge): Light
Date of Birth: May 6, 1992
Position: Main Vocalist
Height: 174 cm
Specialties: Hapkido, piano
Birth Name: Kim Joon Myun
Stage Name: Suho
Super Power (Badge): Water
Date of Birth: May 22, 1991
Height: 172 cm
Blood Type: AB
Position: Leader (Guardian of EXO), Lead Vocalist
Specialties: Acting, golf
Birth Name: Park Chan Yeol
Stage Name: Chanyeol
Super Power (Badge): Flame
Date of Birth: November 27, 1992
Height: 185 cm
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist
Blood Type: A
Specialties: Playing musical instruments (guitar, drum, bass, djembe), rap, acting
Debut Music Video:
Debut Live Performance:
Expect a sizzling hot summer as one of the hottest K-Pop acts, Jay Park, comes to Manila for a special three-day performance at the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls.
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Jay Park is of Korean-American heritage. He broke into the international scene while being the frontman of one of the hottest K-Pop groups, however his accomplishments stretches into the dance, television, and film industries. On top of this, he even won several awards including “Best Web Video” at the Mashable Awards for his own rendition of “Nothing on You.”
Ring in the last summer month with a performance from this well-awarded talent. Catch Jay Park as he renders songs off his “New Breed” album tour brought to you by Megaworld Lifestyle Malls. The 15 tracks in his album tap into varied genres including R&B, dance, electronic hip-hop, and Euro dance. The album is a product of collaborations with top U.S. producer Rob Knox, rap group Dynamic Duo and other top artists to produce a fresh sound that will bring a fresh sound to his music.
Jay Park is performing live on May 4 (7PM) at Eastwood City in Quezon City, on May 5 (7PM) at Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill in Fort Bonifacio, and on May 6 (4PM) at Lucky Chinatown Mall in Binondo, Manila. Buy a copy of his album at the concert venues on the day of the event and get a chance to have Jay Park sign your CD!
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It’s been a long time since I posted about a new kpop idol group. My last post was probably about Orange Caramel which is still my fave until now. So I got into this new idol group because of their fierce ‘image’. Based on physical looks and voices, they’re the same with the rest of the rookie idols. So I’m loving this group right now though I can’t identify which is which, lols. With a lot of boy and girl groups debuting right now it’s really difficult to identify their faces. Nobody so far stand out. Best luck to this guys, I hope they won’t change their image from fierce to cutesy and girly. ROFL.
B.A.P. stands for Best, Absolute and Perfection
Everyone’s eyeing on the rocking bunny! lols.
More info about B.A.P.!
“Warriors” MV Eng Sub
credits: love kpop subs
“Warriors” live performance
They are here! They arrived in short notice. Lols.They arrived noontime on February 1, 2012. Blackjacks must’ve had a 24/7 lookout on 2NE1 updates. A few pinoy blackjacks made it to the airport for 2NE1’s arrival.
Nobody knew why 2ne1 is here in the Philippines and some said that they’re here for vacation since it’s still winter in Korea. But in my POV, vacation?!, nah, I don’t think so. If they’re having a break due to winter, they would’ve gone separate ways. Bom would go the states and visit some relatives and Dara would probably visit Philippines. I’m a blackjack but not as updated as before when I’m still running the Gallery. I’ve seen pictures of 2ne1 together in New York. I think they’re discreetly working on a project and I wonder what it is.
Sharing you a few shots of 2NE1 in Manila today, February 1, 2012.
Does anybody knows ZE:A? (Jey-ah) I only know 1 song from them which is entitled “Mazeltov”, their debut song that goes with a funny lyrics: “Monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, sunday” (like we don’t know the days of the week? rofl) Their songs is just a few of kpop songs with english words. Ok, I’m not a hater, in fact I like ZE:A. Their member, Kim Dong Jun, reminds me of 2NE1 Dara’s exboyfriend which is Joseph Bitangcol.
While dining out last night, I saw a MYX show guesting ZE:A members, it was then i remembered that I haven’t blogged about this. They came for a fanmeeting and promoting their album for 3 days around the city of Manila.
Fancams of ZE:A in the Manila, Philippines: for more fancams you can just visit and search for :”ZE:A in the Philippines”
*ZE:A’s Message to their filipino fans
*ZE:A’s Live Performance in GMA Eat Bulaga
(I really hate it when hosts don’t know how to pronounce kpop idol’s group name)
Here’s a picture of Dara’s Ex boyfriend, Joseph.
Dong Jun and Joseph somehow has the same look. ^__^
Posters from their tour
ZE:A’s Mazeltov MV Eng Sub
Happy lunar new Year!!
Hi KPOP fans!!
pardon for the late blog on Siwon’s unexpected secret arrival (rumoured to be with Kyuhyun and Eunhyuk) in Manila Philippines. That was a sudden news that panic most of the PHelfs living in Manila who went directly to NAIA Terminal to see their Idol’s arrival. I don’t get a chance to stalk him coz I live in Cebu but I’m happy he spent his New Year’s Day here in Philippines. I’ll hope they’ll visit Cebu too! ^_^ (I’ll surely get VIP seats!)
Siwon only tweeted about himself coming to Manila but Eunhyuk and Kyuhyun was with him too for the Kyochon CF shoot, a popular restaurant in Korea.
Here’s the article about his sudden visit:
Super Junior’s Siwon in Manila for ad Shoot
MANILA, Philippines – K-pop fans in the Philippines got their first treat of the new year when Super Junior’s resident hunk Siwon arrived in the country last night.
Twitter was abuzz when Siwon posted that he was on his way to Manila.
“On my way to the airport now going to MANILA! A new year new night in the MANILA PHILIPINES ! Yoohoo!” Siwon tweeted along with a picture of himself.
This started a frenzy among fans who wanted to know Siwon’s purpose in visiting Manila.
With Siwon’s announcement, fans trooped to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)Terminal 1 hoping to get a glimpse of the singer-model-actor.
At past 11 p.m., Siwon tweeted that he arrived at NAIA.
“Just arrived. whats up manila! still new day here!” he posted on Twitter along with a picture of passengers queuing at NAIA’s Immigration area.
He followed this with a tweet to say that he’s in the country to shoot an advertisement.
“I’m in Manila to shoot an ad. It’s not 12 o’clock here yet. Many things have happened in 2011 and I hope that in 2012, you’ll always be happy. Happy New Year. I love you,” he posted on Twitter along with a photo.
According to fans, Siwon did not go out of the airport through the arrival area but instead exited at the departure area.
Twitter was also abuzz that Siwon arrived with Super Junior member Kyuhyun. This has not been confirmed.
Siwon’s visit to the country became a trending topic on Twitter in the Philippines.
At around 6 a.m. today, Siwon greeted fans with a picture of a sunrise in Manila.
“Good morning beautiful world. first day in philipines. Its so beautiful sunrise. It will be lovely day. God bless!” he said.
credits: Manila Bulletin
credits: https://twitter.com/siwon407 & Manila Bulletin for trans
As what the title says, yup Pinoy Dal Shabet fanatics. They’ve discreetly have had their pictorial here in Cebu (my city) last November 21, 2011. I was in awe when I read the news regarding the Star Hwabo Press Conference held in korea where Dal Shabet attendend. I honestly NEVER thought that a korean kpop idol group would come here secretly to take just a bunch of photos. I remorse to that! They’re not the only kpop artist who went here secretly. (Talking about F.T. Island who had a video shoot for their music video) If I had known I would’ve take a peek and snag a picture of them with me. JK. I’ve been to the resort and it’s pretty nice with all that natural-beauty-look. I got interested with the news because their debut song “Supa Dupa Diva” is my alarm clock tone until now (incredibly). I just realized that I’ve been using a single tune for my alarm tone for almost a year. And as a Kpop fan, that’s a record for Dal Shabet. I hardly even know these girls, I just got addicted to their catchy song and dance moves! IF they’ll release another catchy song, I’ll totally love them for sure and be one of their fans. The other interesting side of this girls is that they named their fans “Darling” which happens to be my Nickname – Darling. lols. Read along the post and learn more about this awesome girls.
Dal Shabet Profile:
Dal Shabet (Hangul: 달샤벳), stylized as Dal★Shabet, is a South Korean girl group created by E-Tribe through their label Happy Face Entertainment. The members include Viki (Leader), Serri, Ah Young, Jiyul, GaEun and Subin (Maknae). On January 3, 2011, Dal Shabet released their debut music video, “Supa Dupa Diva”, making them the first girl group to debut in 2011.
Dal★Shabet Supa Dupa Diva Music Video [Eng SUb]
Dal★Shabet Supa Dupa Diva Live
An article from Soompi:
Dal Shabet Glam up for “Star Pictorial”
The six charming ladies of Dal Shabet recently participated in “Star Pictorial,” a photoshoot service that’s more like a box present of pictures for fans.
Filmed in Cebu, Philippines, the girls showed a wide array of images from “Bling Bling” cute to lovely, and even alluring and sexy, making full use of the beautiful scenery at their disposal. They also gave a nod to the upcoming holiday season by dressing themselves in fun Christmas-themed accessories for a “Christmas party in Summer” theme.
Since the girls are usually known for their cuter image on stage, fans were excited to see the girls take on a feistier look, accomplished by dramatic eyelashes, punky looks, and form-fitting dresses.
“They filmed in the sweltering heat outside, but the members maintained their upbeat energy all throughout,” the producers satisfyingly said.
credits: wikipedia & soompi
Hello Kpop Lovers!
I don’t get to watch Rated K on Sundays because it’s a family day and we’re usually out in the evening. Luckily, we didn’t go out that night so I was able to watch the show and I was gladly surprised that they’re featuring South Korea, it’s places, food,high-technology and artists. When they featured Kpop, I feel like belong to that country because I can totally relate in everything they say, all the Kpop group and events shown. I’d like to share this to everyone of you (not just Filipino kpop fans). There’s no site providing downloadables on local shows so I’m gonna translate everything Korina (host) said by seconds on the video. I’m gonna try my best so I hope you all like it ^_^
Rated K. A Magazine show broadcasted on ABS-CBN every Sunday. Features human interest stories and no-holds barred interviews with interesting personalities. Korina Sanchez once again showcases her specialty in news gathering and presentation as she goes to all places and spaces wherever there’s a story needs to be told. This hard-hitting broadcast journalist also sits down with various people from all walks of lives to hear their stories and views about anything under the sun. (source: Abs-cbn)
Rated K (May 2,2011)
Click the link above and click the fourth video titled “Rated K May 29 2011 Part 4 of 4”
[So I’ll be basing the timeframe of my translations on the video above. ^_^ and only on the KPOP Part.]
@ 5:27 – Eventhough we don’t understand the lyrics, we’re still fond to the so-called “Korean Pop Music” or “K-pop”! When we came here in Korean, we tried to find out what’s really the charm of the hottest Kpop.
@ 5:53 – They are called K-pop stars in the field of music.
@ 6:00 – and they are Korean Superstars in dubbed Korean drama or also known as “Koreanovela” that got high ratings.
@ 6:15 – Youths are like acting insane screaming to their favorite Kpop stars that are now visiting often to hold a concert.
@ 6:28 – But do you know that their fame has reached not only Philippines but also around the world rt
@ 6:37 – In this book, “Korean Wave” tells the story of how they became famous starting from Philippines. They’re slowly becoming popular in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, China, Mongolia, and even in Iran, Australia, Latin America, Spain and Poland.
@ 7:05 – From Korea, it’s like they want to conquer the whole world.
@ 7:14 – Who wouldn’t know the song “Nobody” of Wonder Girls?
@ 7:22 – Meanwhile, a lot of Kpop groups in Korea are quickly getting their fame.
@ 7:30 – Just like the group, 4Minute which we were able to talk personally from their concert from other country.
@ 7:42 – 4minute: “Thank You!”, “We are 4minute!”
@7: 46 – Nam Jihyun: “I’m a bit surprised because it’s a new environment but in my experiences, I’ve learned a lot from these challenges”
@ 7:55 – Kim Hyuna: “I think, it’s a destiny that we’re grouped together. It’s not easy to form a group like this but everyone’s having fun because we’re like families”
@ 8:07 – Jiyoon: “The people from the Philippines are very warm, very sweet, friendly and we’ll do a lot of things if we can go back to the Philippines”.
@ 8:22 – Their fame has just started in the Philippines but 4Minute, all girl band here in Korea is one of the in demands and one of the popular.
@ 8:35 – Girl’s Generation is loved in Korea and after they gained the artist of the year in Korea a lot of times, they’re also now famous in Japan, Philippines and America. They also dreamed to be known in Europe.
@ 8:44 – And the group 2NE1
@ 9:04 – So do you know anyone from this group that looks familiar especially to the Filipinos?
@ 9:05 – You are not mistaken. She is now Dara or much known as Sandara Park.
@ 9 :18 – Here in Korea, Sandara Park is often taken as a product endorser in different brands. If you have noticed, Sandara’s face has changed a bit, she’s not anymore the baby we used to know in the Philippines. Now, she has became a women and is endorsing products for sophisticated women.
@ 9:40 – Sandara was first known as the winner of Star Circle Teen Quest
@ 9: 54 – This building in Gangnam, Seoul is often visited by Girl’s Generation and Super Junior during practice for their song and dance presentation for concerts.
@ 10:14 – In the Philippines, Super Junior is very famous, they just came from a concert in the Philippines but according to Koreans, they are not that active anymore that’s why newer groups surpassed their popularity.
@ 19:36 – Whoever we asked, the famous group of them all is 2PM.
@ 10:47 – Nickhun is known as the favorite member of the group here in Korea. When we asked them why, they answered because he’s the most handsome member of their group. Do you know that he’s a foreigner? He comes from Thailand.
@ 11:08 – From their number 1 song “Again and Again”, they garnered more awards from the music scene in Korea.
@ 11:23 – If there’s 2pm, there’s also 2am. In the philippines, 2am wowed the Filipino fans just like any other Kpop groups who visited the Philippines
please take out with full credits!:
Kpop Groups featured
2NE1 – I don’t Care Music Video, Can’t Nobody Music Video, Fire Music Video
Big Bang – Tonight Music Video
2PM – Again and Again Music Video
Super Junior – SSJ concert in the Philippines
Rain – Rain Concert
Wonder Girls – Nobody Music Video
4Minute – Hot Issue Music Video
Girl’s Generation – Genie Music Video
Boys Over Flowers – Lee Min Ho
Watch it on youtube
I found this over at Myx Philippines youtube channel. 2NE1’s upcoming concert is just around the corner so everyone’s buzzing up about it. It’s not just any other Kpop band coming but it’s Dara! Our very own krung-krung is coming over with her girls rocking the stage with their oozing hot performances. So Blackjacks, are you excited?
MYX will also be featuring 5 music videos of 2NE1 on MYX Take 5
If you love 2am and you’re a Filipino well you probably knew they came here in the Philippines last April. They promoted their latest album “Saint O’ Clock”. I’m a huge fan of 2am! My fave member is Jo Kwon- next is Jinwoon. I love Jo Kwon for being a Ssanti King and Jinwoon for just being cute. I’ve watched a lot of 2am shows and dowloaded a few of their live performances in MBC- SBS- KBS and MNet. I’m a little upset for not blogging about them coming here so I’m posting some photos and videos of their activities while they stayed here. To start off- here’s a cute crazy dance from our Ssanti King- Jo Kwon.
Ssanti Diva Dance compilation of Jo Kwon
2AM’s Schedule of Activities
April 27 — 5:00pm – Live Radio Interview at Baranggay LS 97.1
April 28 — 6:00pm – Meet & Greet at Newport Mall Plaza at Resorts World Manila
April 29— 6:00pm – Meet & Greet at the Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill
April 30— 5:00pm- Grand Show at Eastwood Mall Open Park
2AM’s Personal Invitation to the Event
2AM’s GMA Interview
2AM Radio Guesting at Barangay LS 97.1 FM
Few pictures of 2AM
MANILA, Philippines – Multi-awarded Korean boy band 2AM is amazed and thankful to find out that they have many fans in the Philippines, a country hundreds of miles away from home. The group—comprised of Jo Kwon, Changmin, Seulong and Jinwoon—is currently in the country for the first time to promote their first full album, “Saint o’Clock.”
Citing their very first Philippine meet-and-greet show at the Newport Plaza on April 28, the boys told Bulletin Entertainment on April 29—through the aid of interpreter Chaeyon Kim—that they’re happy to finally meet their passionate Filipino fans at their well-attended show.
2AM said they were “amazed by the atmosphere and ambiance, how the fans love them and then shouted even when they were singing.”
“They’re really happy to realize that there’s a lot of fans for 2AM in the Philippines. They appreciate the ‘hallyu wave’ spreading around Asia,” Kim translated.
Seemingly a curious choice for some for a band name, leader Jo Kwon explained the story on how “2AM” came about.
“2AM, in regards to the time, when it’s 2 AM you’re gonna sleep or [have a] relaxing time. [It’s when] you think about what happened in the day like happiness, happy thoughts and then [you get] emotional, so the sentiment is really high. You’re very sensitive [at that] time,” he said.
He added that the their management company JYP Entertainment’s CEO Jinyoung Park was the one who gave them the group name in order to highlight their forte, ballads.
Asked to differentiate themselves from other renowned K-Pop idol groups, Changmin said that it’s their ability to also do other genres such as R&B and pop “even though [our] main focus is [on] ballads and the slow kind of music.”
The boys also believe that though they might be singing in Korean, non-Korean speaking people such as Filipinos won’t have too much trouble appreciating their music because they put their heart in their music. “Therefore even if they [non-Koreans] might not understand the lyrics of the song, they [would still] know the sentiments and the feelings [it conveys],” they note.
2AM’s 12-track album, “Saint o’Clock,” was released in October 2010. It has two carrier tracks, “Like Crazy” and “You Wouldn’t Answer My Calls.”
Jo Kwon noted that all the songs in this album are new and original, emphasizing that no songs from any from their previous albums were included. He added, “It was really loved by many fans, not only domestically but also in foreign [countries]” and that they are “appreciate how the fans in other countries love [our] music even if it’s a sad song or a ballad.”
More, the boys shared their personal favorite cuts from “Saint o’Clock.” For Jinwoon, it’s the first track, the instrumental “Intro – Phone.”
“It doesn’t have any lyrics in it but if you listen to the first track and you listen to the first song, which is ‘You Don’t Answer My Call [‘You Wouldn’t Answer My Calls’],’ you really feel the sentiment of the first song,” he explained.
Jo Kwon said he loves the track, “Love U Hate U” as it features the “catchy” rap by trainees Bulletproof Boy Scouts.
Seulong, for his part, named the two carrier tracks as his favorites.
The song “To Love You Again,” meanwhile, is special to Changmin because he wrote the it and was based on his “own personal story.”
“It was gonna be included in the last album but it didn’t push through and they negotiate with the producers and then it got into the latest album,” Kim explained.
2AM held two successful meet-and-greet shows on April 28 and 29 at the Newport Plaza and the Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill, respectively. With the promise of giving a “great performance,” they will be having their Grand Show on April 30, Saturday, at the Eastwood Mall Open Park with teen acoustic-pop duo Krissy & Ericka as their front act.
Aside from the regular album, “Saint o’Clock Special Edition” is also now available in major record stores nationwide and features all 12-tracks from the standard release album, two bonus tracks and a DVD of their music videos.
Are you ready Blackjacks?
Only 2 weeks left and our fave YGLadies will be here performing our fave songs like “Fire”, “I Don’t Care”, “Clap Your Hands”, “Go Away” and their latest single “Lonely”
MANILA, Philippines — The concert of popular K-pop girl group 2NE1 at the Araneta Coliseum will be held on June 4, according to the organizer.
Happee Sy of Pulp Live Productions announced the date last night on Facebook as “our last hoorah before school starts.”
Sy also confirmed to Bulletin Entertainment that the event, dubbed as “The Party”, is really a concert to answer fans who were asking what will happen during the event.
“Yup,” Sy said in a text message to Bulletin Entertainment. She also clarified on Facebook that the event is not a fan meeting.
With the date now confirmed, fans are waiting to buy the tickets to the concert.
“Can’t wait,” “Super excited,” “Thank you for the amazing news,” and “Let’s go party Blackjacks” were just some of the fans’ reactions to the announcement:
The concert was originally scheduled on May 15 but was reset to June because of 2NE1’s comeback to the K-pop scene this April.
In addition to preparing for their Manila concert and new album, 2NE1 will be busy with their other activities.
2NE1 has signed up for a collaborative project with Adidas Originals in South Korea.
Last year, Adidas Originals designer Jeremy Scott made clothes for 2NE1 in time for the release of the girl group’s album.
By: JONATHAN M. HICAP
Yes Pinoy Black jacks you heard me right!
2NE1 is confirmed to hold their concert in Manila on May 15!!
(hindi man ako makapunta dahil nasa Cebu ako, at least happy ako dahil makakapunta na sila CL, Bom, at Minzy sa Pinas! Sana pumunta din sila dito sa Cebu gaya ni Rain nung nag concert xa)
2NE1 confirmed to hold Manila concert on May 15
MANILA, Philippines – Get ready, Blackjacks.
K-pop girl group 2NE1 has been confirmed to hold a concert at Araneta Coliseum on May 15. Happee Sy of Pulp Live Productions confirmed the news to Bulletin Entertainment today.
“Yes,” said Sy when Bulletin asked her if, indeed, the popular girl band will be coming over.
Earlier, Sy posted a message on Facebook for K-pop fans.
“May 15 : THE PARTY @ Araneta Coliseum ! 🙂 we got bigger! 😀 eh.. eh.. eh.. eh.. eh.. eh..eh…eh! and as tradition, we will be having THE FIESTA ! same location as last ss3,” Sy’s message said.
Fans became excited upon hearing the news.
“Yeah! This party will be fun,” one fan said.
2NE1 is very popular in the Philippines, especially Sandara Park, who started her showbiz career in the Philippines before becoming a member of 2NE1.
Recently, 2NE1 won the Favorite K-pop Video Award for “Go Away” at the 2011 MYX Music Awards held last March 15 at the Music Museum.
2NE1 “To Anyone” CD zooms to the NUMBER ONE spot in one of the country’s biggest record retail chains, Astroplus/Astrovision’s album charts (dated January 10 to 16, 2011). Not only that, 2NE1′s “The First Mini-Album Repackage” (CD+DVD) occupies the NUMBER TWO spot! That’s TWO 2NE1 ALBUMS on the TOP… TWO POSITIONS of their album charts. Astroplus/Astrovision has more than 80 record stores nationwide!
“To Anyone” is 2NE1′s FIRST NUMBER ONE album in the Philippines and also Universal Records’ 15th Number One K-Pop album!
After Universal Records‘ coordination with YG Entertainment, 2NE1‘s albums (“The First Mini-Album Repackage” & “To Anyone”) have finally been released in the Philippines. On January 15, 2011, 2NE1′s Album Launch Event was held in four different big malls in the country -Astroplus The Block, Mall of Asia and Odyssey Megamall, SM Bacoor.
Estimated more than one thousand Blackjacks trooped to the four participating record stores. Some Blackjacks lined up early in the morning, waiting for the mall to open. Everybody’s excited to have a grab of 2NE1 albums and get those amazing freebies!
Some Blackjacks who came dressed as their favorite 2NE1 member showed off their modelling skills through a small fashion show. Four best-dressed fans from Astroplus The Block & MOA were chosen as winners of BEATS by Dr. Dre headphones! Lucky Blackjacks indeed. Odyssey Megamall & SM Bacoor were raffling off Super Junior ‘Super Show 3″ Concert tickets and autographed 2NE1 Korean Version CDs!!! That’s a lot of prizes for super duper lucky Blackjacks!
There’s the “Hot In Pink” contest wherein fans dressed up in pink can strike a pose. Their photos will be uploaded to 2NE1 Philippines’ Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/2ne1ph and 10 winners will receive the 2NE1 standees! 2NE1 dance cover groups also hyped up the event with their amazing performances! Their performances really wowed the crowd and Blackjacks patiently waited for their performances in all the four participating record stores!
Indeed, the 2NE1 album launch event was a success for having gained a high number of CD sales in just one day!
2NE1 is one of the kpop groups that have been close to the hearts of many Filipinos since member Sandara Park was a famous actress in the Philippines prior to her debut.
Special thanks to 2NE1PH and all their hardworking staff members, Astroplus, Odyssey and MYX, the #1 music channel in the Philippines and most of all all, much love to all Blackjacks who patiently waited for the Philippine album release and showing the immense support for 2NE1 during the album launch.
2NE1 will be busy in the coming months promoting their Japanese album release under Avex and next will be their comeback album !! See u all in the next 2NE1 Album Launch Event!
Source: Universal Records Philippines FB
“Congratulations to 2ne1 for reaching the top! 2ne1 Jjang!” —Sharmila
굿모닝!^.^ magandang umaga sa inyong lahat!아침부터 기분 좋네요!필리핀에서 투애니원 앨범이 15일날 발매됐는데 일등하고있나봐요 *.* maraming salamat sa inyong suporta! ^_^ have a nice day!!!
Good Morning!^.^ Good morning to you all! (She was saying about the album just came out on the 15th?) *.* Thank you for your support! ^_^ have a nice day!!!
Source: Dara’s me2day
Rought translations: bigbangloverr@Letsplay2ne1
ASAP 10.24.2010 – NIKKI GIL, TONI GONZAGA, KARYLLE
Here’s a short clip of Nikki, Toni and Karylle performing 2NE1’s hit song “Can’t Nobody” in english version. I love it every time asap celebrities performs a Hit Korean Song. ^_^. They performed the english version and danced to some of it’s steps. The girls are all lovely ^^
ASAP XV, originally known as simply A.S.A.P. (All-star Sunday Afternoon Party)is a musical variety show in the Philippines broadcast by ABS-CBN. The show is presented by its main hosts Zsa Zsa Padilla, Martin Nievera, Vina Morales, Gary Valenciano, Piolo Pascual and Sarah Geronimo. The show first premiered on February 5, 1995, and airs live Sundays. The show also broadcasts worldwide through ABS-CBN’s TFC.
New KP-pop Quartet Group, Pointen!
This newsbit has probably been long overdue, regardless however, here it is! There is currently a new all-girl pop group catching a lot of attention. They are particularly interesting for sporting a unique member system – the quartet pop-group consists of members of both Filipino and Korean nationalities. With Filipino members: Sharien (main vocalist) and Vicc (rap and vocals) Korean members: Garyn (vocals) and Yuju (leader) these girls have deemed their music as KP-pop or Korean Philippine Pop.
Pointen, derived from “Ten Points”, basically implies perfection. The group was formed by Macrolite Corporation’s (a Korean trading company established in the Philippines) General Manager Channelle Kim. Having just recently performed in ASAP XV last October 24, they are certainly making a splash in the Philippine Pop Industry.
Pointen on ASAP XV
Check out their other Music Videos!
“A Fairy Tale Song”
Their 1st Mini Album, Dance Floor Prima Donna, is released under Sony Music. It has seven tracks including A Fary Tale Song and Shake It.
Well, that’s why I didn’t recognize these girls when they performed on ASAP XV. I was even surprise where they are from since I’m a KPOP lover and there’s nowhere I have heard or seen the name “pointen”. So this could be a good start for korean-philippines pop music industry. I just wish *crossfingers* that they will be a success this time. There are P-pop groups existing already which I think is a total failure compared to Kpop. (Pop Girls and XLR8). They CAN’T really sing and dance at the same time. I wish good luck to Pointen!
Yay! I know this has been really late news but still I wanted to show everyone what Jay Park did while he was here in the Philippines. He performed “demon” during Showtime shown last September 30, 2010…
Jay Park is the former leader of 2Pm and he’s know before as Park Jaebum…^_^ (Used the name Jay Park when he went solo).
Fancam of Jay Park
Jay Park on MYX (Music Channel)
Jay Park is featured in Studio 23’s The Wrap
Watch the full show here:
Jay Park’s cut on The Wrap
English Translation: (I did not include what Jay Park said since he’s already talking in English so you have to watch the video)^^
To all Kpop fans, there’s a reason to scream again because Jay Park, the former 2pm vocalist is here in the country and he’s SINGLE AND LOOKING (it meant single and searching)
Here’s our Asian Bites in our exclusive interview.
Jay Park has landed in the Philippines.
(Jay Park talking in English)
And to see his Pinoy fans, he quickly held a press conference together with his B-Boy Group The Art of Movement. In the said press conference, Jay Park talked about his plans for the fanmeet tour in Asia. (Jay Park Talking in English)
To the questions regarding the offerings of teleserye or commercials to Jay Park, this was his answer: “I’ll definitely agree”
Three members of Jay Park’s group, Art of Movement are Filipinos and they are Chase Malone, Daniel Jerome and Andrew. Andrew is also Jay’s choreographer for his music videos and concerts.
Jay has a trivia for his pinoy fans when he talked about the craziest thing his fans did to him. (Jay talked in English)
Regarding to the question if Jay is single and what is his ideal Girl
Ending part of the Wrap playing Jay Park’s MV “Nothin on You”
English Translations by: Ameeh
Please take out with proper credits
Jay Park Holds Fan Meeting in Manila on Oct. 3
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino fans will finally get to see K-pop star Jay Park (aka Park Jaebum) when he visits the Philippines in October.
Jay Park will hold the Philippine leg of his first Fan Meets Tour 2010 on Oct. 3 at the SMX Convention Center located inside the SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.
The fan meet kicked off in Seoul last Aug. 28 at the Hwajung Korea University.
“I am blessed to have such incredible fans. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to go on the road and meet with you in so many great cities. I hope to make you proud,” Jay said when he announced his fan meet in July.
Jay will be joined in the fan meet by his b-boy group Art of Movement (AOM).
Before going to Manila, Jay will hold a fan meeting in Singapore that will be held at the Wave House, Sentosa on Sept. 25.
Jay is enjoying success as a solo artist this year after leaving K-pop boy band 2PM. He will star in his first international movie “Hype Nation.”
source: By JONATHAN M. HICAP@ Manila Bulletin
B.o.B original “Nothin’ On You” and the new single “Demon” which was
originally meant for the late Michael Jackson.
His Live in Manila Fan Meet Tour happens on October 3, 6PM, at the SMX Convention Center in SM Mall Of Asia (MOA).
For ticket inquires and reservation
, call Ticketworld at 891-9999 or refer to the poster below.
Take a look at some of Jay Park’s pictures, he’s extra hot…