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Thank you…..a poem

20 Feb

Life is finally getting back on track.
I just want to thank a special person who told me to recognize my worth and my hard work towards a better future. You know who you are. I am working hard for my future.

Here’s a poem for all those who have fallen down and resilient enough to get back up:
Kudos to you!

I miss you Happy Kim….


Thank You:

To those of you who have pushed me –
Thank you.
Without you I wouldn’t have fallen.

To those of you who laughed at me –
Thank you.
Without you I wouldn’t have cried.

To those of you who just couldn’t love me –
Thank you.
Without you I wouldn’t have known real love.

To those of you who hurt my feelings –
Thank you.
Without you I wouldn’t have felt them.

To those of you who left me lonely –
Thank you.
Without you I wouldn’t have discover myself.

But it is to those of you who thought I couldn’t do it
It is you I thanked the most
Because without you I wouldn’t have tried!

~~ Author Unknown ~~

miss A’s Suzy Overtakes Girls’ Generation And Kim Tae Hee As The New Reigning CF Queen in South Korea

9 Feb


“Nation’s First Love” Suzy from miss A came out on top as the CF Queen of the year in 2012 with 15 endorsement deals. Although the starlet has yet to overtake with Girls’ Generation and their “Group Brand Power,” Suzy was able to hold out on her own with an impressive line of contracts.


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2pm’s Nichkhun Caught Licking a Stranger’s Ice Cream! Pictured Revealed!

2 Feb


A recent photo of 2PM‘s Nichkhun has become a hot topic of interest among netizens lately.

On January 31, Nichkhun uploaded the photo on his twitter with the caption, “Farewell, Osaka! I will return someday. Anyway, here’s a photo of me and my little friend who got separated from his mother. I hope you have a wonderful day.”

So that's what happened!

So that’s what happened!

In the photo, Nichkhun looks as though he’s ready to take a bite out of his little plastic friend’s ice cream cone. His mischievous play brought many a smile to fans who couldn’t resist the adorable charisma of the handsome idol.

Netizens who saw the tweet commented, “Nichkhun, you’re so cute!”, “If only I could take a picture with Nichkhun, I’d gladly be that plastic figurine” and “Nichkhun is so handsome.”

In related news, 2PM has been busy with their “Legend of 2PM” tour since January 11.

Kpop IU Gains Great Interest about her Drastic Transformation Childhood Till Now!

24 Jan
IU's beauty transformation!

IU’s beauty transformation!

Recently, old pictures of 4minute’s HyunA photo collages have been gaining attention online.

Now, IU’s past pictures are gaining attention as well.

With everyone’s attention towards female celebrities childhood pictures, many have dug up and found IU’s old pictures as well.

IU’s pictures gained much attention as her childhood pictures depicts her with chubby cheeks that seemed to disappear as she gotten older.

Korean Internet users commented, “IU’s past photos are more fun then HyunA’s” and “IU had a drastic change.”

I agree as well!

What do you think?


Big Bang G-Dragon photoshopped into “Puss in Boots” character!

18 Jan

Big Bang‘s G-Dragon revealed a rather Bizarre picture of himself as Puss in Boots

On January 17th, G-Dragon tweeted, “Someone photoshopped me with Puss in Boots Yo” and uploaded the above selca picture.

poor boy

poor boy

The shared picture showed G-Dragon wearing bright blue colored contact lenses and making similar cute expression as that of Puss in Boots from the movie Shrek.

After seeing the picture, the netizens expressed their surprise by commenting, “I thought my heart was going to drop“, “Someone please photoshop it“, and “The lens color is really pretty.” Continue reading

68 Korean bands debuted in 2012 alone in South Korea! How many have you heard of?

15 Jan

Hey Kpopsters!

Some of the more successful bands right now! Can the new ones outshine the golden bands?

Some of the more successful bands right now! Can the new ones outshine the golden bands?

So I searched around and found that in 2012, 68 Korean boybands, girlbands and duos and mini-subgroups from larger and established group such as SNSD’s TaeTiSeo.

This is taken from Wikipedia’s list of South Korean Idol Groups that debuted according to different years.

Take a look at the chart below and be amazed!

How many debuted successfully?

How many failed on the Kpop charts?

How many have you actually heard of?

Remember to actually click on the chart image to read it!

List 1

List 1

List 2

List 2

List 3

List 3

List 4

List 4

List 5

List 5

List 6

List 6

Phew! that took 6 charts to complete the list of Idol groups that debuted in 2012 alone!

Now, let’s see who’s debuting in the Year of the Snake….2013

Vote, Comment and Email!


Block B’s Agency Makes an Official Statement Refuting “False” Claims

7 Jan


Recently, idol group Block B sued their agency Stardom Entertainment for unpaid salaries. The members made several complaints, and on January 4, the agency made an official statement to explain the situation.

“Hello. Stardom Entertainment would like to make a few statements.

We would first like to apologize for all the worries we have caused to our fans. There have been several false reports made concerning our agency, and we would like to explain our side.

– Unpaid wages

We have made complete payments to every members of Block B on time. Initially, the agreement was to pay the members on the 25th of every month. However, between April and October of 2011, there had been no profits made by this group. Therefore for the first six months of Block B’s debut, we could not pay their salaries.

In addition, in March 2012, the members, their parents, and the agency made an agreement that instead of the monthly payment, we would pay them every three months.

– Unethical manager who demanded bribes from the parents of Block B members

It is true that Mr. Lee, who was hired briefly as the manager for the group, received bribes from the parents. Mr. Lee, however, met with the parents without our knowledge and has deceived both the agency and the parents. Currently, we do not know of his whereabouts.

We only found out afterward. At the time, the parents and the agency decided not to publicize this incident because we feared it would affect the group negatively. We have contacted the proper authorities, and we hope that Mr. Lee will be brought to justice soon.

– Block B’s inactive period in 2012

When Block B made their comeback in February 2012, they made active appearances in Korea. However due to the unfortunate incident during an interview in Thailand, Block B members required eight months of inactivity.

Block B members were angry at the time. However the agency did everything in our power to solve the situation, and we were successful.

– The figure controlling the Block B members from the back

Our agency has worked tirelessly to increase profits for every members of our group. When we heard of the existence of a figure that has encouraged Block B members to sue the agency and break the contract, we were angry and disappointed.

This unknown figure has convinced the Block B members and their parents to stop communicating with us, creating distrust. During recent conversations with the members and their parents, we were able to confirm these facts.

– Future plans

Despite our hope to solve this misunderstanding, Stardom Entertainment recently found out, via internet, that the parents have applied to have the contracts voided. Though we are disappointed at their haste decisions, we will still try our best to resolve this situation as smoothly and quickly as possible.

Thank you.”

Oh Yeon Seo and Lee Joon hold an informal wedding on ‘We Got Married’

6 Jan
Impromptu wedding on the show.

Impromptu wedding on the show.

Honeymoon after the vows:

Oh Yeon Seo and Lee Joon declared their undying love for each other on the January 5th episode of ‘We Got Married‘.

The declaration is drawing a lot of attention from viewers due to recent rumors of Oh Yeon Seo’s alleged relationship with her ‘Oh Ja Ryong is Coming‘ co-star Lee Jang Woo.

During the first night of their honeymoon in Hawaii, the MBLAQ member and actress held an informal wedding in their hotel room.

Lee Joon asked, “Will you love Oh Haet Nim (Oh Yeon Seo’s birth name) until the day your black hair becomes white” He then answered his own question, stating, “Yes.”

Oh Yeon Seo added, “Yes. Of course, it’s the same for me too,” confirming their impromptu wedding vows.

Rain Under Military Investigation After Relationship Revealed

4 Jan
Korean soldiers are jealous of Rain's excessive leaves..22 days more!!

Korean soldiers are jealous of Rain’s excessive leaves..22 days more!!

After Rain and Kim Tae Hee revealed that they have been spending time together and have gotten into a relationship, the South Korean military has begun an investigation on Rain’s activities while granted leave from his duties.

Rain has been granted leave 25 times in the past year to work on recordings and rehearsals as part of his role in the military’s PR Support Team. Earlier this year, Rain was criticized for being allow to take over 60 days off, 22 days more than average, calling into question whether or not the singer has been abusing his position in the PR Support Team to spend personal time with Kim Tae Hee.

While the investigation is still fresh and no wrong doing has been proven, many have already condemned Rain for getting special treatment, presumably for being a celebrity. Many believe that he should be treated like any other soldier while enlisted in the military, feeling that his treatment is unfair.

Source: Jpopasia

Rain bi’s love life muddled by military issues

2 Jan
Oh dear tae-hee, am I breaching military policies by dating you?

Oh dear tae-hee, am I breaching military policies by dating you?

SEOUL: South Korean pop icon Rain has come under fire after reports revealing his relationship with a top TV actress suggested he might be flouting the terms of his compulsory military service.

Rain’s relationship with Kim Tae-Hee, a major TV drama star with a massive following in Japan, was first reported Tuesday by a tabloid magazine, sparking a fan frenzy on entertainment websites and social networks.

The magazine published photos showing Kim, 32, wearing a cap and surgical mask, getting into a car driven by the singer, who is halfway through the two-year military service that is mandatory for Korean men.

“They are currently getting to know each other with feelings for each other,” Kim’s agency said in a statement later Tuesday, confirming the two had been dating for about a month.

Fan excitement over the match-up between two of the country’s most high-profile celebrities was tempered by questions over how — as reported by the magazine — the couple had managed numerous dates over the past four weeks.

During their military service, Korean men are largely confined to their barracks and given little free time.

“I don’t care whoever Rain dates … but what kind of soldier gets Christmas holiday, where most guys toil shovelling piles of snow at the frontline units in bitter cold?” said one online commentator.

One of the tabloid pictures of the couple showed Rain, 30, driving a private car in military uniform, contrary to service guidelines, and not wearing his army beret.

The defence ministry’s website has been bombarded with messages calling for Rain to be disciplined, with more than 3,000 people signing an online petition urging an investigation.

“Rain has to serve twice, just like Psy did!” said another online comment, referring to the “Gangnam Style” singer who was forced to repeat his military service after it emerged he had furthered his showbiz interests during his first stint.

Rain has been serving as an “entertainment soldier” who appears in military-run TV and radio programmes aimed at boosting morale.

The singer, whose real name is Jung Ji-Hoon, is one of the biggest names in the world of K-pop which commands a huge following in South Korea and across much of Asia and beyond.

A defence ministry spokesman insisted Rain had earned holiday in line with military rules, but added that his army unit was “looking into the matter” given the public clamour.

“We advise soldiers to wear proper military outfit including a beret during a holiday but a failure to do so is not a punishable crime,” the spokesman told AFP.

– AFP/al

Source: Channel News Asia