Hey, you should go check out BTS. Who’s that? A boy group that recently debuted. Their music’s pretty cool. Nah. Ain’t got any time for a new boy group. That was the first conversation I had with my fellow kpop friend about BTS, and that were the exact words that came out of my… Read More Falling in love with the most unexpected: BTS
So you’ve become a kpop fan, and I suppose you have at least 1 or 2 bias groups that you know almost everything about. And a list of oppas/unnis you wish to meet in person. You enjoy listening to the catchy kpop tunes, watching synchronised dance choreographies and laugh over hilarious variety shows where you get… Read More How to be a Kpop Star – 2016 Edition
Hello! It’s been a long time since I’ve written a post, but since it’s the holiday seasons and now that I’ve just finished by exams, I’ll be posting much more regularly over the next few months. 🙂 Here are some of my favourite Christmas songs this year, music never fails to brighten the festive season… Read More Christmas Playlist 2015
Kpop Idols. Kpop Artists. Is Big Bang an idol, an artist, or both? In the Korean music industry, the terms ‘idols’ and ‘artists’ are often used interchangeably, but there’s a clear underlying distinction between the two. Idols refer to the regular kpop singers who promote dance tracks in large groups. Idols are expected to possess… Read More Kpop Idols vs Kpop Artists
As some fans would already know, Taeyeon and Baekhyun have private instagram accounts with similar usernames. Taeyeon tagged her private account in one of her public instagram (taeyeon_ss) posts. Since their accounts are private, I’ve took a screenshot of their followers/number of posts/following a few months back in October 2014, and revisited their private accounts… Read More Taeyeon & Baekhyun’s private instagram accounts
Red Velvet made their debut in 2014 with the song ‘Happiness’. There’s a rumour that the song was supposed to be for f(x). Below is a screenshot of a producer’s tweet, seeming to hint that ‘Happiness’ was f(x)’s upcoming release. True or not, the song was eventually given to Red Velvet instead. Many fans have… Read More Red Velvet’s ‘Happiness’ was supposed to be f(x)’s song?
About more than a year back, I posted my very first controversial article titled “Top 13 reasons why you should’t be a kpop idol”. A reader has posted a response to my article, presenting counter-arguments to the points I’ve mentioned in my analysis. Admittedly, some of the statements in my article were sweeping statements and… Read More [Response] Top 13 reasons why you shouldn’t be a kpop idol
Many fans are really curious about the dating rumours of their idols. Being a kpop fan, I search both english and korean sites for kpop news and very often, a lot of content from korean sites don’t get translated into english. As such international fans may miss out on information that korean fans know of.… Read More EXO, iKON, dating rumours?
Hello viewers! Having blogged for 3.5 years, I thought it’s a good time to get some feedback from you guys 🙂 I would like to find out what you guys are interested in & what you would like to see on this blog so I can produce better content over here! 🙂 Here are… Read More [kpopoutofthebox] What would YOU like to see?
Here are some of my latest music favourites of the month. I really wished I came across some of these songs earlier since they’re amazing. School 2015 OST – Reset The piano version of the song is the best! School 2015 OST EXO’s Promise (from Love Me Right repackaged album) Big Bang’s Loser (MADE project)… Read More Favourite Korean Songs – June 2015
As a teenager who started listening to Korean music since 2011 and is constantly exposed to English music, I’ve noticed significant differences in the structure of both industries. While the English music industry is relatively more mature and has a longer history than the Korean music industry, the Korean industry is undeniably growing at a… Read More Korean vs American Music Industry – The Fundamental Differences
Here’s a list of idols that have been caught smoking off-camera. JYJ Jae Joong Pictures of Jae Joong smoking in 2008-2009 surfaced. However he did show resolution to quit, as he tweeted this at the beginning of 2014. JYJ’s Yoo Chun Yoo Chun’s home was revealed to the public in JYJ’s reality show Three Voices.… Read More Kpop idols that smoke
It wasn’t the plot, but the cast which first drew my attention to KBS’ new drama, Healer. Park Min Young is known to have acted in award-winning productions such as City Hunter and Time Slip Doctor Jin, both of which have allowed her to become a Hallyu star with a large fanbase across Asia. I… Read More Why KBS’ Healer was a huge disappointment
Ever since SM introduced their pre-debut team SM Rookies, they’ve been literally everywhere – on broadcast, performed during SM Town concerts, started up a Twitter account and even posted YouTube videos on SM’s official youtube channel. To be honest, I was excited at the prospect of having a rookies team as I was curious to… Read More Dear SM, stop shoving your rookies into our faces
My bite-sized thoughts on year end award ceremonies. 1) Awards are given out based on drama popularity. Good acting is not enough to win an Excellence Award. Often, the drama needs to have a certain level of viewer ratings in order to even make the actor a candidate for the award. In other words, acting… Read More Thoughts on year end award ceremonies