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!
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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