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Super Juniors Donghae and Siwon (SiHae) in Manila for Bench

sihae in manila

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:

We going to Manila ^^ See u soon guys !! With Siwon

“Good bye !! Manila see u next time !!^^ I’ll be back soon !! Good night see u in dream !!”

Siwon’s Tweet:

“The day before – Nell thanks manila for all your love and passion. already miss you ;)”

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!

Donghae photo arrival in manila. 081412

all photo credits as tagged


Is T-ara not worth it over the years?

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.

hwayoung

hwayoung

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.

Eunjung, Jiyeon, Hyomin, So Yeon and Boram bullying Hwayoung.

CCM decided to end Hwayoung’s contract due to her behaviour. (when she refused to perform on stage)

I support T-Jinyo by the way! Demanding truths!!

Disclaimer: links credits to allkpop and enewsworld.


So Nyu Shi Dae’s TaeTiSeo (Girl’s Generation first Sub Unit)

TaeTiSeo - Twinkle

TaeTiSeo – Twinkle

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

TaeTiSeo – Twinkle

TaeTiSeo [twinkle] Tiffany

TaeTiSeo [twinkle] Tiffany

TaeTiSeo [twinkle] SeoHyun

TaeTiSeo [twinkle] SeoHyun

TaeTiSeo “Twinkle English Subs MV

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TaeTiSeo “Twinkle” Live Performance

 

TaeTiSeo

TaeTiSeo

TaeTiSeo at Super Junior Kiss The Radio

TaeTiSeo at Super Junior Kiss The Radio

 

TaeTiSeo "BabySteps"

TaeTiSeo “BabySteps”

 


Let’s learn about EXO-M

EXO-M

EXO-M

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

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Exo-M – “Mama” Music Video Eng Sub

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EXO-M Mama Debut Performance

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Member Profile

EXO-M (TAO)

EXO-M (TAO)

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

Nationality: Chinese

Height: 183 cm

Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae

Hobbies: Singing, playing basketball, exercising

Specialty: Martial arts

EXO-M (Luhan)

EXO-M (Luhan)

Birth Name: Lu Han

Stage Name: Luhan

Super Power (Badge): Telekinesis

Date of Birth: April 20, 1990

Blood Type: O

Height: 178 cm

Nationality: Chinese

Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Face of The Group

Hometown: Beijing Haidian

Specialties: Soccer, Rubix cube

EXO-M (Chen)

EXO-M (Chen)

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

Nationality: Korean

Specialty: Singing, piano

EXO-M (lay)

EXO-M (lay)

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

Nationality: Chinese

Hometown: Changsha, Hunan, China

Education: Hunan Normal University High School

Specialties: Guitar, dancing, piano

Hobbies: Listening to music, sleeping in, playing computer

EXO-M (Xiu-Min)

EXO-M (Xiu-Min)

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

Nationality: Korean

Specialties: Taekwondo, kendo

EXO-M (kris)

EXO-M (kris)

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

Nationality: Chinese-Canadian

Position: Main Rapper, Leader, Sub-Vocalist

Specialties: Languages (English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean), basketball

Hometown: Vancouver, Canada


SM’s Newest Idol Group EXO

EXO

EXO

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.

EXO-K

EXO-K

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)

Exo-K (Kai)

Exo-K (Kai)

Birth Name: Kim Jong In

Stage Name: Kai

Super Power (Badge): Teleportation

Nickname: Kkamjong

Date of Birth: January 14, 1994

Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Face of The Group

Height: 182 cm

Blood Type: A

Nationality: Korean

Specialties: Dance (ballet, jazz, hip hop, popping, rocking)

EXO-K's Se Hun

EXO-K's Se Hun

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

Nationality: Korean

Specialties: Dancing, acting

EXO-K's D.O.

EXO-K's D.O.

Birth Name: Do Kyung Soo

Stage Name: D.O.

Super Power (Badge): Earth

Date of Birth: January 12, 1993

Position: Main Vocalist

Nationality: Korean

Height: 173 cm

Specialties: Singing, beat box

EXO-K's Baekhyun

EXO-K's Baekhyun

Birth Name: Byun Baek Hyun

Stage Name: Baekhyun

Super Power (Badge): Light

Date of Birth: May 6, 1992

Position: Main Vocalist

Nationality: Korean

Height: 174 cm

Specialties: Hapkido, piano

EXO-K's Suho

EXO-K's Suho

Birth Name: Kim Joon Myun

Stage Name: Suho

Super Power (Badge): Water

Date of Birth: May 22, 1991

Height: 172 cm

Nationality: Korean

Blood Type: AB

Position: Leader (Guardian of EXO), Lead Vocalist

Specialties: Acting, golf

EXO-K's Chanyeol

EXO-K's Chanyeol

Birth Name: Park Chan Yeol

Stage Name: Chanyeol

Super Power (Badge): Flame

Date of Birth: November 27, 1992

Height: 185 cm

Nationality: Korean

Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist

Blood Type: A

Specialties: Playing musical instruments (guitar, drum, bass, djembe), rap, acting

Debut Music Video:

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Debut Live Performance:

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Jay Park Live at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls

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!

Jay Park Live in Manila is presented by Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and MCA Music in cooperation with Eastwood Richmonde Hotel – the official residence of Jay Park in Manila, Red Box (Rock Dine Roll), media partners- MYX – The official music channel partner, 97.1 Barangay LS FM Tugstugan Na!, Sparkling Magazine, Gadgets Magazine, Orangemagazinetv.com, Yahoo Philippines, Juan Manila Express, Businessworld, HerWord.com, Manila Concert Scene and BND Hair Gallery Salon.

For more information, please call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-0888, 709-9888, 0917-8380111. Check out the website at www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com. Add us up with our BBM PIN 26824AF9.

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KPop sensation Jay Park is coming to Manila to perform at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls this May!

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B.A.P. Fierce Warriors Debut

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.!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.A.P
http://sumandu.wordpress.com/kpop-profiles/boy-groups/b-a-p-best-absolute-perfect-profile/

“Warriors” MV Eng Sub

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“Warriors” live performance

credits: KTSm2001

XOXO