T-ara recently made a comeback on the Korean scene. Let the fun begin and see how far they can go without having a controversy or having netzines going crazy about little things and the past.
10 October, 2013
20 August, 2013
SunMi is officially back as a solo artist with her “24 Hours” MV. If anyone expected the old cute SunMi to be back, well they will have a shock.
I haven’t decided yet on the song and how much I like it. But I really do like the video, the JYP family made sure she has the best chances of making a successful comeback. I am curious to see how people will react to her comeback.
6 August, 2013
The Internet has gone crazy. SunMi will make a comeback, but not as a Wonder Girl.
I don’t know if I should feel happy or sad. I always imagined that SunMi will return to Wonder Girls after finishing her studies. But it seems they (JYP, the agency, SunMi) have different plans. It kinda made sense that she should return as a WG member. It made so much sense now since WG are doing solo promotions and SunYe is busy with her personal life (marriage, incoming baby).
Well, we won’t have the full package but at least we’ll see an old favorite.
The best part of this news is that we won’t have to wait long for it. It will all happen at the end of this month. Until then, here’s an oldie but goodie:
29 July, 2013
I actually like a good Monday, when no one bothers me and I get the chance of spending some alone time.
I get the chance to plan out my day, week and just relax.
And with this window of opportunity I actually get to read the news, find out what’s new in the world an even to listen to new songs, of course Korean songs. It’s been a long time since I posted anything about Korea but there wasn’t really anything worth mentioning, until today that is.
Yup, Brown Eyed Girls released a new song “Kill Bill“. It’s supposed to be a homage to the movie “Kill Bill” but I find the video rather amusing. Still, its a nice change from all the cuteness that Kpop is right now.
I am actually thinking of changing my music on my MP3 player, but I’m not sure if I’ll have the time and patience to pick and sort out my music. I remember the last time when it took me 2 days, yet it was fully worth it since I have the same music on my MP3 player for 2 years now.
25 February, 2013
This song is infectious and I’m starting to like Sistar more and more.
7 September, 2012
When people at work start listening Gangnam Style just because they like it and not just so “they check it out” it is a sign that I’m working with cool people.
Not only that, but they even played Hyuna’s “Bubble Pop”. I was just shocked. I like my new job.
1 February, 2012
As those who actually read this blog may know, I’m a fan of kpop and my parents love Korean historical dramas.
Well, last year on 22 November they started aring King Geunchogo on TVR1. This is actually the 11th Korean drama they aired since the kpop wave started.
Korean name: 근초고왕 (近肖古王) / Geunchogo Wang
This drama was aired on KBS1 from 2010-Nov-06 till 2011-May-29. I know I shouldn’t be surprised but I wasn’t expecting it to be aired so soon in Romania. I haven’t been watching TV lately (like in the past year or so) so I’ve missed all the episodes that have been aired so far.
But today, I managed to get home early from work and get a glimpse of it, much to my father despair. Why, you ask? Well, this drama has some major kpop idols in it: from Geonil of Supernova to Qri and Eunjung from T-ara. So I started telling/annoying my father about kpop while he was trying to watch and probably enjoy his daily dose of Korean drama.
After a while I left him to it.
The storyline of this drama is this:
The story of King Geunchogo, warrior king of Baekje. Under his reign, the kingdom experienced its glory days, with military conquests that saw him controlling most of the Korean peninsula and a subsequent enhancement of political power that reached its greatest height in Baekje’s history.
I am not a fan of historical dramas, even if they are Koreans. I just don’t have the patience to watch them. But for this drama in particular I would do an exception. Why? Well, because I am a major fan of Supernova and T-ara.
Geonil and Eunjung are not only good singers but good actors as well. Geonil is probably better know for his acting than him being a part of Supernova (darn you Koreans, why do you underestimate Supernova so much?). Eunjung has debuted as a child actor and has been in numerous dramas, Dream High being the most popular of them.
As for Qri, well she my least favorite member of T-ara. But I really can’t say anything bad about her. I remember watching Supernova and T-ara collaboration “Time to love” and she was really awesome in the video. She made her true acting debut in 2009 in “Queen Seondeok” (the legendary historical drama that was probably as cool as Dae Jang Geum) and has made a few other appearances and cameos in different dramas.
I know this might not sound much to others, but not many kpop groups can be successful both in singing and acting. The members of T-ara and Supernova are probably the only ones at this time that can hold their ground in both domains.
Supernova is one of the few Korean groups that had 5 singles that placed in top 5 on the Oricon chart. And no, I don’t count Kara and Girls Generations on this one, because they debuted with the Japanese version of their Korean songs, while Supernova released original songs in Japanese in a time when the kpop wave haven’t even started.
And the T-ara girls are full of talent, not only vocals but acting as well. Truthfully, I find their albums so much better than those of Girls Generation and other kpop groups. But this is a discussion for another time.
So, long story short I think I might add another Kpop drama to my list, but first I wish to see Dream High.
22 December, 2011
Since I’m in a rotten mood I really need a feel good something. And what a better way to cheer up than listening to awesome songs.
Hyuna really has grown from her Wonder Girls. I sometimes wonder if she would’ve stayed with the Wonder Girls would’ve JYP be able to contain her hotness?
Well, here it is Hyuna and HyunSeung “Trouble Maker”.
10 November, 2011
Pick your favorite
T-ara – Cry Cry
Wonder Girls – Be My Baby
SNSD – The Boys
28 October, 2011
And I’ll get two comebacks that I’ve been waiting for a while. I’m really curious what these two groups will bring. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, well I’m talking about the comebacks of the Wonder Girls and T-ara.
I went on Facebook today and there they were, photos with the Wonder Girls new concept and I’m really liking it. It’s a step forward from that silly style they had with “2 Different Tears“. Their comeback will be at the beginning of November (on the 7th if I’m not mistaken) meaning it’s just a matter of days. I’m really hoping for something as epic as “Nobody“.
I was also thinking that the girls from T-ara will have a comeback that is similar to the Supernova boys debut: a 30 minutes long MV.
Not only that, but the concept seems to be the same. It’s no surprise since these two groups belong to the same company. I also noticed (I notice a lot of things don’t I) that only 4 members seem to appear in the MV, and it’s not a surprise that these are Hyomin, EunJung, Jiyeon and Qri. They are the only members that are active and as actresses.
I really want new songs! This year was pretty much horrible when it came to music. All the songs I liked were giving on the radio for 4-5 times per day, so I quickly got fed up with them. Some of my favoritte groups/artists weren’t as active as I would’ve liked and just the music in general wasn’t on my taste.
I’m not picky but seriously, I wonder If I will get to remember any of the songs that were released in the past few years. Of course there are a few exceptions but not many.
I guess this is what it’s called the sad reality of commercial music.