Sunday, December 29, 2013

Exo Showtime Episode 4

 Gift-Giving, playful teasing and...crying? On this week's Exo Showtime, we see a whole new, softer side of our manly werewolves.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Exo Showtime Episode 3


That's right! It's Chanyeol's birthday and the members are out buying him gifts but in the end...will he even be able to keep them? Read More to see the hilarity that ensues when Exo endeavors to buy each other gifts.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Phrases You'll Say During Any Given Kdrama


Ever been watching a KDrama and suddenly something happens on screen and some phrase comes out of your mouth. If you're new to the Kdrama world, this may not have happened to you yet but experienced KDrama addicts have at least a few key phrases! Here are some of my favorites!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bad Boys You Can't Help But Love


Almost every Kdrama has them, they're the ones that are immediately tagged as the bad guys; whether it's through their dark and sexy looks or their purely hateful actions towards the main characters--it doesn't matter. All that matters is that they grabbed our attentions and had us hating to love them until the very end...or loving to hate them. Here are my top ten Love-Hate Bad Boys!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Exo Showtime Episode 2



In this week's episode of Exo Showtime we get a chance to witness a very rare event! One of our favorite Kpop groups get the chance to hang out on the town and enjoy a night off from schedules. Read More to see what our boys decided to do on their night off!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Ten Moments When You Couldn't Stop The Kdrama Tears



You know you've done it...I know I've done it...and it's about time we own up to it....

Apologies

My apologies for not updating my Blog with regard to the Exo Showtime Episode 2 Review, this upcoming week is finals and if you've never seen a nursing student study for finals...well...it's not pretty...I promise an update on Exo Showtime Episode 2 and 3 by Monday at the latest so thanks for sticking with me! 

This is how I feel during Finals Week

BTS N.O.

Thank You BTS...
Everybody say NO

I just submitted an 11-page argumentative paper on the Benefits of Being Bilingual as my Research and Writing class and not gonna lie...Kpop Group BTS's N.O. pretty much was exactly how I was feeling and provided the much needed victory dance I needed after my submission.

If you've never actually heard the song, I suggest giving it a listen to!

video

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Exo Showtime

It's time...Exo Shometime! We'll finally get to figure out how to tell them apart! There are no interviewers, no pre-written scripts, it's just all Exo as they are....and we're totally loving it!


Annyeonghaseyo EXOtics!

So Exo had the first episode of their new show air this week and let me be the first to say that it's off to a strong start. It started off a little slow but let's be serious, what new show doesn't? It picks up pretty quickly and soon you're laughing along with the members and enjoying the minutes passing by.

If you've seen any of their interviews, you know that the Exo members all exude charm in their own way; some are funny like Chanyeol, some a aegyo pros such as Xiumin and then you have Kris...the "cold" one but no less endearing in his own sweet way.

Photobomber Taeminnie!
Actually, I'm pretty excited for the show because I love Exo mainly for their music because I don't really know much about them--aside from what they talk about in their interviews, which isn't much. Much like Super Junior, it's hard to get close to this group because there are so many members and keeping them all straight is quite the task. Well, Exo battles this very topic in the beginning! One fan submitted a question wherein she asked for the members to help their fans distinguish between each of them. For this the producers even pulled in TVXQ's Yunho and Changmin as well as Super Junior's Eunhyuk and Donghae to help explain how THEY keep everyone straight. SHINee's Taemin even makes a photobomber's appearance! This is actually pretty funny because as Changmin is trying to name the members of Exo when our Taeminnie sneaks his way in to try to confuse him:


By the end of the skit, the viewers are actually left with a pretty clear picture of who is who!

Exo K

From Left to Right:
Sehun, Suho, Chanyeol, 
D.O., Kai and Baekhyun

  1. Sehun: "Sharp jawline" I remember him because he looks like a "bad boy" like he's always willing to get into trouble. 
  2. Suho: "Handsome forehead" He's also the most charming...if that helps...?
  3. Chanyeol: "Male god with fairy-like ears" they also compare him to Yoda, but for me, it's his "innocent" face. He just looks like he'd never get into trouble.
  4. D.O.: "Heart shaped lips and white eyes" I think he's one of the most distinctive members all on his own. 
  5. Kai:  "Not dark, but bronze skin" plus, he resemble's SHINee's Taemin very closely...so if you ever watch an Exo performance and suddenly you think Taemin's on the screen...nope, it's Kai
  6. Baekhyun: "When he smiles his mouth forms a rectangle" Also, I think he looks like the "baby" of the group...
Exo M


From Left to Right:
Kris, Xiumin, Luhan, 
Lay, Chen and Tao
  1. Kris: "The cold guy" he is also very distinctive on his own, but yeah, he's the standoffish one.
  2. Xiumin: "Round eyes with single eyelids" I think he's one of the most distinctive: very fine features
  3. Luhan: "Sparkly eyes like a Deer" Honestly, I consider him also the baby of the group and I find it hard to distinguish between Luhan and Baekhyun
  4. Lay:  "Deep dimples" I can find him out by way of deduction...if I can't name an Exo member, it's probably Lay...sad but true
  5. Chen: "Camel Dinosaur who sings with his cheekbones" Also, the corners of his lips have a very sharp incline.
  6. Tao: "Looks somewhere in between Shin Hyun Jun and Kang Dong Won" he also has the darkest circles under his eyes and is knowns as "Exo's Panda". 

After the audience was given the quick tips on how to figure out the members, they were prompted to...eat chicken. Actually, this seemed like it'd be kind boring for a skit but it turned out to be highly entertaining! First things first however, I must give MAD props to three of the members:


 Baekyun, Kris and Xiumin! The hand muscles it must take to be able to actually eat a fried chicken leg with chopsticks is incredible! I somehow feel like this will become a game between my husband and I soon because it just doesn't seem possible!

Moving on to the actual skit: Kai is known for being a chicken eater--as in he LOVES eating chicken (there should be a Kai vs. Onew challenge at some point...) and each member was given a whole chicken (fried) to eat and see who: 1) finishes the fastest and; 2) finishes the most. While each member dived into their chicken, Kris was very reluctant to eat his portion. Now if you know Kris, you know he's known for being extremely healthy, to the point that he takes several vitamins a day to keep up his health. But after smelling it and hearing the members talk about how great it is, he slowly (almost sheepishly) decides to pick up a pieces and can be seen silently nibbling  a piece. It doesn't take long for all the members to see this and start razzing him about it. I think the cold one is the most easily embarrassed, which would explain his normally cold side. Awww...Cheer Up Kris, we love you!

Anyway, this episode finale was based off a fan question. The question prompted each of the members to perform a "loving" wink. Some failed utterly miserably but there were some pretty good ones which I will post below to close out this blog!

These are the runner-ups!
Suho was the first to go and actually, I felt like he had the best one: It was charming, sweet, sly...the kind of wink a woman would love to receive when being flirted with. Go Suho for your manly charms!
Suho Winking
Of course, Sehun did pretend to vomit afterwards so maybe my opinion is skewed...?

Another runner up is Chanyeol! Chanyeol is the goofy one but he's actually quite the sly stud himself! Check out his winking...
Chanyeol Winking
Uwa! So smooth!

Of course this is right before Chanyeol  begins to tease his fellow member, Chen, for resembling a camel. Chanyeol tells Chen he should wink like a camel, slow and articulated so when prompted, Chanyeol shows him how a camel would wink....take a look...
Chanyeol Imitating a Camel
Not a bad imitation, actually!
Which of course solidified him as the most funny in this episode and everyone laughed uproariously! Myself included.

Winner
But in the end, despite the cute, serious and sexy winks that each of the twelve members exhibited, it was Kris who finally became the winner for this skit. Kris, his shy self, actually messed up twice trying to wink while imitating Suho but his members took pity on him and dubbed him the King of Winking anyway, lets see his wink!
Kris Winking

It wasn't so much that he messed up the wink portion, but he had tried to say "Excuse me, do you want to come over" but the position of the cup made him almost inaudible. So much so that the members had to ask what he had said....after laughing, of course. On the second attempt, he picked up his cup and spilled it over his hand which brought on another round of laughter.

Aigoo...our shy Kris was able to finally come out of his shell after the chicken skit so that by the end of the winking skit, he was fully participating with the other members and looked to be enjoying himself. I hope more of this will come out in future episodes.

Overall, the show I think was a complete success...at least as far as the first episode is concerned. The members were open, they were funny and they made watching the show enjoyable. The awkwardness of the beginning quickly faded into hilarity and I am very much looking forward to the next episode!

Exo Showtime!

Exo Showtime Slogan

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Vixx

Vixx

Just what what made this group rise to fame so quickly? Besides their handsome faces (and I mean handsome) that keep us coming back. Read More to find out why YOU should be a Vixx fan as well.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Things Kpop Fans Should NEVER Do

Things Kpop Fans Should NEVER Do

I recently came across this blog and it is the inspiration behind this blog. Her and I are in complete agreement of her choices but I've added a couple more to mine. 


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Most Memorable SHINee Moments


We all have those moments of our Kpop groups that stand out in our minds. The ones we refer to whenever possible and show our fellow Kpop friends. "Oh my god, did you see when this happened..." In this blog, I discuss my favorite SHINee Moments (so far...)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I Miss You

I Miss You a.k.a. Missing You
Warning: This will be a long blog & will probably contain spoilers...I can't help myself
This is a post I've been itching to write for a long time but kept putting off in the hopes that my emotional turmoil attachment would finally cease but even after more than six months, I'm still as emotional distraught attached to the Kdrama as I was on the day it ended. This is one of those Kdramas that define other Kdramas--the kind that you rewatch in the hopes that somehow magically the script and the characters will change to make everything as perfect as you know it should have been.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Panda & The Hedgehog

Panda & The Hedgehog 
Will contain spoilers...
So mischievous looking!
I note this Kdrama as being absolute perfection. There is not one thing I didn't like about it--not even in it's smallest form. I actually had to draw this KDrama out for a few months--not because I didn't like it but because I Honest-to-God didn't want it to end. All of the strings in the KDrama were tied in a neat little bow and basically gift wrapped for your Kdrama Heart! 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Dream High

Dream High
Will Contain Spoilers...
 
Looking for a heart felt Kdrama with a great cast, great story and won't leave you feeling emotionally devastated at the end? Then Dream High should be your next Kdrama...Read More to see why!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I Hear Your Voice

I Hear Your Voice
Will Contain Spoilers...
This drama just finished airing a couple weeks ago and it was great! I was impressed by everything with this Kdrama. I had seen both Lee Jong Suk and Yoon Sang Hyun act before in Secret Garden except this time Lee Jong Suk was the main lead and he definitely raised the stakes with this performance. 

Faith

Faith
Will Contain Spoilers...


This was one of the KDramas I was glad I didn't start until AFTER it had finished airing. The cliffhangers were good enough that being forced to wait a week must have been pure torture. This was my first historical drama and with one or two minor exceptions, the Kdrama itself was perfect. It had great actors who played characters who were easy to understand. Much like Secret Garden, this KDrama blended the fantasy and reality very well. 

Secret Garden

Secret Garden
Will Contain Spoilers...

By far my favorite Kdrama...I'll tell you why!

This wasn't the first Kdrama I ever watched but it is definitely the one that I always refer to first whenever suggesting Kdramas. To give a synopsis of the series; the story follows Kim Joo Won (Hyun Bin) and Gil La Im (Ha Ji Won) and their tumble into love. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Ajusshi's & Ajummas We Can't Help But Love

Ajusshi's & Ajummas We Can't Help But Love

The title refers to those familiar faces we see in Kdramas that belong to the older generation--you know...the ones who play minor, yet impactful characters and you can't help but go "Hey, it's him!' If you are a fan of Kdramas but don't live in Korea, it's more likely that you won't remember their names as well as you will their counterparts (i.e. Kim Woo Bin, Joo Won, Lee Min Ho) but you most definitely remember their faces as well as their previous roles in other KDramas. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Best Korean Men Turned Women Edition


If you think Korean woman are pretty well you'll be pleasantly surprised to see a few Korean men put their woman to shame with their womanly looks. Read More to see my list of Best Korean Men Turned Women!

Friday, August 2, 2013

First Step to Every Well-Planned Trip: Lodgings...

First Step to Every Well-Planned Trip: 
Lodgings...

I sort of fell into this blog while planning my trip to Korea...but it's been quite the ride so far! I started off intending to write about the different hotels and hostels you could find around Korea but the more and more I wrote, the more I realized it was becoming a "General Info" blog rather than specifically about Korea (although, it still kind of is). From my years of being a writing student, I know better than to fight with my muse and just go with her...she can be quite a handful if she's ignored. So my inner battle has been put to an end: I'll do both!