Monday, September 29, 2014

Kpop Dance Moves: [Comeback Edition]

Yes, it's been a few months and I'm back with another set of favorite dance moves! This time it'll be a little different. I'm going to focus on the most recent set of comebacks. I mean, what did you expect when Super Junior and BTS had comebacks . . . or the fact that Taemin had a solo debut? Of course I needed to find some new moves! So, Read More to see my [Comeback Edition] of my Kpop Dance Moves series.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Taemin: Solo Debut Review

The next dancing prodigy after Super Junior's Eunhyuk was Taemin. Also from the same company, S.M. Entertainment, he caught the eye of many fans from around the world for various reasons. Today, although still a devoted SHINee member, Taemin has debuted as a solo artist. Read More for Aunnie's review on Taemin's Solo Debut . . . 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kpop Fangirling For Dummies

Ever wondered what the term "Fangirl" means? You've seen it and most likely have felt it personally but what exactly does it mean? Well, I've taken the time to blog out the meaning of each kpop related fangirl-feature you are sure to encounter. Read More to understand the what and why's of Kpop Fangirling---It's an art. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Secret Love Affair: The Reality of Passion and Art

If you are a follower of my blog, then you've read my I Miss You drama review--and if not, here is the link. I Miss You was a drama that had me sitting at the edge of my seat, praying for a good outcome for weeks before the final episodes aired. Watching Yoo Seung Ho's character, Harry Borrison, fall into flames was horrendously painful for me--as it was for many others! I haven't felt that way about a drama since . . . that is . . . until Secret Love Affair aired. Read More to read my Secret Love Affair review . . . 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Exo Showtime Episode 6

Exo brings in the new year on the beach in this continuation of last week's Exo Showtime. This week's episode we get to spend a little quality time with Exo as they prepare a meal, play games and even have a spontaneous interview session hosted by their very own DO and Baekhyun. Read More to find out what happens in this week's Exo Showtime!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Exo Showtime Delay

Aunnie's Inexcusable Delay in Exo Showtime Recaps

For the people who read my Exo Showtime recaps, I very much apologize for the serious delay in getting the episodes out to you. My sincerest apologies! I have completed Episodes Six and Seven, I will be completing the editing in the next couple of days and will have them available to be read. I will work diligently until Episodes Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven and Twelve are finally finished and will have them up in the coming weeks. 

Once again, I sincerely apologize. 

The Mothers and Fathers of Kpop...

In Kpop, each group has a Leader. Usually this job falls to the eldest but not always, as is the case with Big Bang. However, sometimes being the Leader is a hard job--okay, most times the Leader has the hard job and every once in a while a Leader needs a little help from one of the other members. When this happens, we consider the pairing to be the "parents" of the group. Read More to see my favorite "Mothers" and "Fathers" of Kpop!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Vixx's Leo Has Charm

The biggest complaint people hear about our Vixx's Leo is that he appears quiet, conservative and well . . . he even makes Exo's Kris seem warm by comparison. However, when this devilishly handsome lion get's to being cute well . . . no girl stands a chance against his charms. Read More to see just how well this shy guy can steal hearts . . . 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Kpop Dance Moves Part 2

I previously wrote a blog about some of my favorite Kpop Dance Moves which included dance moves by Super Junior, Exo, Infinite, Vixx, SHINee, and Boyfriend. Like usual I couldn't share all my favorite dance moves in one blog and I was also influenced heavily by SM artists at the time. In Part 2 of my Kpop Dance Moves, I'm going to step out of my comfort zone and try to feature more artists that are not SM affiliated although, I've come to the conclusion that SM dances feature maybe one or two awesome dance movies per music video--or perhaps every two or three music videos. Other entertainment companies have no problem with featuring 18 awesome dances moves per song as you will witness here in this blog.  Read More to see my part 2 continuation of my favorite Kpop Dance Moves.

Monday, June 2, 2014

"That's Not Me" - Aaron Yan & Tia Li Music Video

As you may know, I have been helping blog over at Soju-Like-KDramas where my friends, Firnlambe and Wendilynn, and I have been recapping the Taiwanese drama "Fall In Love With Me" Not to long after the show started airing they released a music video for the main song and it was okay...nothing too spectacular about it but then they released a new version....and it blew me away. Read More to find out why...

Sunday, June 1, 2014

KDrama Kisses That Didn't Disappoint

Anybody who is anybody that has watched Kdramas knows you are just as likely to get an super awkward "Oh my God, girl close your eyes!" type of kiss than you are to witness a kiss that is worth dreaming about. However, they do happen. Here is Part 1 of my list of KDrama Kisses that Didn't Disappoint!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Reactions to Kpop: Part Two

I previously did a blog on the Reactions to Kpop where I illustrated the different ways a person can react positively when being introduced to Kpop. Read More to see it all summed up in a single picture...courtesy of SHINee...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Most Memorable SHINee Moments: Part 2

I previously did a blog about my "Most Memorable SHINee Moments" and I've managed to gather another set of my most favorite SHINee moments--enough to write a blog about them--and let's be serious, SHINee never gets old! Although, as of late, they've been put on the back burner in lieu of Vixx, Trouble Maker, CNBlue and Eminem (Don't judge me, he's amazing) as far as iPod usage is concerned. It's always good to pick up the classics and honor them from time to time. Here are my Most Memorable SHINee Moments...Part 2!

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Awesomeness that is Chad Future

Here is a an American, born in Detroit, Michigan, who has completely blown my mind. He is a passionate singer, songwriter and producer of music that has jump started it's own genre: AK-pop. He has amassed not only a huge group of fans, a fan-club named Time Travelers, but a popularity that shows no signs of stopping. Read More to see why you should keep an eye out for Chad Future.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

100% vs Vixx

With the Kpop scene being as active as it is and with the extraordinary amount of music released every week/month/year, there are bound to be coincidental similarities that arise. 100%'s Beat and Vixx's Hyde & Voodoo Doll had such striking similarities I couldn't help but compare the two groups to see who did what better. Read More to see why these three music videos are similar and who, in my opinion, comes out on top...

Friday, April 25, 2014

Reactions to Kpop

All Kpop fans experience their own personal introduction and reaction to Kpop however, I have been able to narrow it down to three categories! Read More to see which category you fall into!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

B.A.P. Attack on Chicago

This B.A.P Attack On Chicago blog was written in three parts; The Pre-Show, The Concert & then Videos & Photos of the Concert that were jointly compiled  from both me and Firnlambe's efforts. The B.A.P concert was an incredible experience that I would recommend to any B.A.B.Y no matter the distance. It's worth every penny we spent on the trip and more. It was a night to remember for the rest of our lives.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spontaneous Swing Action Over Here

Step Off B*tch, Super Junior-M is back!
As I was driving tonight, listening to Super Junior-M's latest hit, "Swing", my favorite parts kept swimming--or shall I say "Swinging" Mwahahaha*clears throat* Umm . . . --around my head and I knew that despite the fact that I had to be up at the wee hours of pre-dawn for work tomorrow morning, I needed to shoot out a quick blog about how amazingly awesome this Song/MV is. Read More to find out why . . .

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Kpop Dance Moves

TVXQ Mirotic (Xia Junsu)
While it's no secret that Kpop artists train for years, what is surprising is the sheer amount of good dancers that come from this country! I swear, Korea should monopolize on this-oh wait..they do. Moving on...

Rather than discussing my favorite dancers--which I'm sure will be a blog at some point--I've made these pretty gifs to illustrate some of my most favorite dance moves!

Let's see if some of mine have made your list too!

My K-pop Zombie Apocalypse Team

This morning I was walking to my office listening to SHINee and--if you knew me, you'd know how often this happens--I had a random thought: "Minho would totally make my zombie apocalypse team". That's assuming, of course, I was in Korea when this event took place. From that thought, I started thinking of other Kpop artists who would make my team and before I knew it, I had assembled my entire Kpop-Apocalypse Team. Read on to find out who made my team and why they should make yours!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A Gentleman's Dignity

A Gentleman's Dignity

Are you into mid-40's Korean men with bad hang-ups? Me either BUT these mid-40's Korean men with bad hang-ups are hysterically awesome. It may not appear so at first, but eventually their elderly good looks will charm you into thinking they're handsome as well. This Kdrama has everything: foolishly prideful men, hopelessly strong and enduring women, lots of attitude and a hilariously witty script writer and, of course, Woo Bin, I mean what else could you ask for! *sigh* Woo Bin...(*pokes head out of the darkness* ok...will you just admit I'm right already woman *fades back into the darkness*) Never!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Life of Gray Paper: A Memoir

"Gray Paper" took the Kpop scene by storm upon it's release in February of 2013. A song produced by veteran musician and composer, Kangta with vocals by Yesung, it was bound to capture the hearts of Kpoppers. With his last contribution as the King of OSTs before his enlistment, Yesung's fellow group mates and loyal fans have not forgotten him in his absence...

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Exo Showtime Episode 5

On this week's Exo Showtime, our members are headed out to...the beach? It's rare that Exo gets to have fun outdoors and they aren't about to miss this opportunity to see the ocean. What starts off as frivolous fun turns into pranks and an unexpected polar plunge...Exo-style. Read More to find out which three of the members gets to jump into the ocean on this cold, wintery day.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Troublemaker - The Sexy Dynamic Duo

"How am I able to contain you inside my heart? Now I'm just going to go with how I feel. I will never, never stop. I can't stop!"
The Trouble Maker lyrics pretty much describe my experience with Trouble Maker. I didn't want to like them, I wanted to get the song out of my head...I wanted nothing more than to listen to their songs so people could just shut up about them already...but...I failed and I've never been so pleased! Trouble Maker is an amazing group that will leave your hearts pounding and wanting more...

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Kpop Challenge

There's nothing more dangerous than pitting Group vs. Group in Kpop would hurt too much but I promise, this is a Kpop challenge that won't have you gritting your teeth with your decisions...or maybe it will!