Monday, April 30, 2012

CHALLENGE3: DAY 13: Your bias in SNSD: Seohyun


Seohyun is my all time female bias, and I think she is awesome

I've already mentioned this in my previous challenge but she is just to awesome to pass ^.^

Seo is the all rounder of SNSD, she is a good dancer and singer, and she gets better with every come back. Many people are not very fond of her because she seems cold and a goody two shoes but in y opinion, that is her charm. On stage she may seem robotic, but I think she is improving a lot and becoming more charismatic. I was really loving her even more is TaeSiTeo's Twinkle MV because she really seemed to be in  her element.

Friday, April 20, 2012

CHALLENGE3: DAY 10: Your Bias in T-ara


Being honest I'm not a big fan of T-ara, but I do happen to have a bias in the group. I find Eunjung very charismatic and multi talented, specially when performing and acting. She just has that extra spark a true artist should have that makes her stand out.

Eunjung is also is very funny, and gives of this very genuine vibe.

CHALLENGE3: DAY9: Your Bias in SHINee


I really considered skipping this day since anyone who reads my blog knows that he is my ultimate bias, because I mention it about once a week and I don't want to get redundant.

Anyway today I'm going to focus on Minho's voice. Being honest, it's not the best out there, and in SHINee with Taemin's voice quickly improving it sometimes seems like he can't keep up. All of this of course is true, but there's also another side, Minhos voice is truly sweet and with  more work it would be even better. I don't expect him to come belting out a song like Jonghyun or Onew but his voice has it's own charm.

I think the truth behind his lack of singing in SHINee songs is that he just can't keep up. I don't mean it in the "his voice is so bad he can't keep up way", but in the way that the songs given to SHINee are very very high, and Minhos voice is very low. Once in awhile, when we do hear his voice there is a contrast with the other four SHINee vocals, and personally I love that. I always wait for his parts in songs, even if all he sings are ten seconds. Sometimes I think SHINee's songs are made for Jonghyun, Key, but Minho gets the worse deal out of them all because no matter how much he works for it, his voice is not going to magically turn high.

EXAMPLE: SHINee's Juliette: that song just goes from high to higher.

Anyway, here is treat for myself and for you guys if you would like, a short Minho singing compilation.

CHALLENGE3: DAY 8: Your Bias is f(x)


Krystal grew on me to be honest.

Maybe it is because she gets a lot of hate, specially regarding her attitude which I see absolutely nothing wrong with. In my pinion I believe she is somewhat Americanized and people take it as being disrespectful, but I think all the hate is very undeserved. Plus Korean netizens try to blow every little incident up.

Kystal's voice is a very defining factor for people, they either hate it or love it, there is no in between, Personally I think it's pretty good and she's responsible for carrying on most of f(x)'s songs, while Luna the main vocalist does the flashy parts. The other three members aren't as good singers in off to carry the load she is responsible for. Dancing wise, she is also good so no complains there.

Plus, after watching Krystal in Kim Yuna's Ice Show and cuts from High Kick, I'm even more convinced that she's the type of person who happens to be good at everything ^.^

U-Kiss DoraDora ?

U-Kiss has been preparing fans for their comeback these past days, first with the release of one of their songs, "Amazing", and know with the teaser for their tittle track "DoraDora".

From what I can see, they are once again going to give us great quality music, following the legacy of the Neverland album. "Amazing" was an okay song for me but I'm really waiting for "DoraDora" because the clip on the teaser sounds awesome! Check it out yourself below ^.^

Anyone else happily waiting for this comeback ?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

CHALLENGE3: DAY 7: Your Bias in F.T Island

Seung Hyun

Seung Hyun is the guitarist and rapper of F.T. Island.

His character can be summarized in one word: weird.
He's just awesome and I happen to be a sucker for the weird ones.

This post will be a video spam of Seung Hyun and his antics.

CHALLENGE3: DAY 6: Your Bias In Boyfrined


Kwangmin and Youngmin are twins, and are therefore marketed as twins. In terms of promotion they are Boyfriends center attraction, because they are the first thing people see when they learn about Boyfriend. It would be fairly easy to consider them the same person or "one", but unlike what it may seem at first sight these two are fairly different and add their own flavor to the group.

Personally I was instantly attracted to Kwangmin, the twin with the nice black hair. As I saw more shows and MV's with the group I've realized he's fairly comical in an unintentional way. Plus, Kwangmin may be the rapper of the group but he still has a very sweet voice, and his dance skills are great.

Lastly, he's just this generally strange person, and so I find him interesting.

Anyway, I think all of Boyfriend is funny ^.^ so go check out their show W Academy :P
* YES !!! Of course I'm Shamelessly promoting Boyfriend *

To end, am I the only one waiting for a real album from Boyfriend soon,and not just another single ?

Monday, April 16, 2012

SHINee Ballad @ BC2

I saw this performance while watching Beatles Code 2 with SHINee, personally I really enjoyed it so here, I'm sharing it with you all. WATCH IT NOW !!! lol :P

Saturday, April 14, 2012

CHALLENGE3: DAY 5: Your Bias in Teen Top

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It took me a lot of time to actually gain a bias in Teen Top. I wasn't really attached to any of the members at first but suddenly out of nowhere Changjo made an entrance. Changjo is the maknae and the least noticeable member for people who do not follow Teen Top closely. He is usually in the shadows although he happens to be the main dancer.

To be honest I don't know how it happened. I was just suddenly a fan of Changjo. I find him the most attractive member of Teen Top, and his dancing is pretty good. Furthermore, although he seems serious he has a very goofy side during variety shows and he is just fun to watch !

(I was actually looking for a place to put the following videos but I think I'll just pt them here. For those of you who haven't watched weekly Idol, it is a very funny show where the MC's love to target members of groups either positively or negatively. Again the show is hilarious and I think Tenn Tops first episode is one of the best. I will probably post more episodes links of various groups later today so that you guys can go watch them.)

Credit for subs goes to 6TOTSubs (I love you guys <3)

Friday, April 13, 2012

EXO - MAMA (Tittle) Review

Yay, so I've been away for some days know, first becouse I was at my grandmas without internet, and later because I forgot my laptops charger -_-, but now I'm finally back and ready to take on EXO ^.^

This post is reserved for the tittle track, I will make sure to tackle the rest of the songs later ^.^

For starters MAMA is a song that can either be a hit or miss. You like it or you don't, as easy as that.

What I really like about the choreography is that it is complicated and flashy, but still manages to keep it's identity apart from other SM groups. The song does not seem very catchy at first but gradually gets stuck in your head. Specially the creepy and eerie chorus. Anonymous Heartless Mindless. It does happen to remind of the old SM days when ID: Peace BTriangle and Don't Don where center stage. Of course this time around the dance is all EXO.

The MV is really really flashy and entertaining. I was a little taken aback by the second half when Kai from EXO-K, and Kris from EXO-M scream, but I got over it :p

I do have to mention that the Chinese version of the song seems more wild and edgier than the Korean version. This is most probably Kris' and Tao's doing and I love it !

Overall, EXO already left an impression with History and What is Love, and MAMA is just a reinforcement of their talents. Out of all the rookies in the past months EXO has the most potential to remain relevant and reach the top.

On the other hand, I must say that although they are good MAMA does not leave the same feeling of a perfect debut that SHINee (REPLAY), CN BLUE (Loner), and 2NE1 (FIRE) left on the fans. MAMA will probably be remembered as a good song but not as an all time favorite.

Any thoughts on MAMA ?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

CHALLENGE3: DAY4: Your Bias In SS501


When I first started looking trough videos of SS501 I liked Hyung Jun instantly, and I still do, he was very charismatic, but I gradually moved on to Kyu Jong. The first thing that truly called me to Kyu Jong was his voice. His tone is really distinctive and a little strange but beautiful, even when speaking. It is really hard to actually describe his voice ^.^

Kyu Jong's solo album "Turn Me On" reinforced my liking for him. I actually consider it my favorite album out of what the members of SS501 have released as solo artist. He is good looking, a good dancer, and has a great voice, truly bias worthy in many ways. Furthermore, I've seen him act in a Taiwanese drama and he's decent, too bad his character was die hard annoying (but that's Taiwanese dramas for you, exaggerating every character since forever :P). To end, Kim Kyu Jong just seems very sweet in general.

Review - SISTAR "Alone"

Let's be honest here, SISTAR's last album sounded cheap as can get. The songs did nothing to make SISTAR stand out from the rest, specially in competition with Miss A's "Good Bye Baby". On the other hand it made them sound like every other rookie out there. To me a first album is the reinforcement that a group has been in the industry long in off to leave it's mark and be recognized, and SISTAR did not achieve that with their first album.

On the other hand, I'm happy to say that SISTAR has won my favor again after this mini-album. I finally feel like their music fits them as a group and leaves a good impression. The tittle track is by far the most impressive song in the album. "Alone" is sophisticated and shows of the members vocals. Furthermore it is a slow but dance-able track and the MV really does capture the mood of the music. My only regret is that they did not use Las Vegas to it's full potential when filming the MV.

I really liked all of the songs in this album, some more than others but they are all good quality. For the first time since "Shady Girl" I find that SISTAR's songs don't sound annoying.

"Girls on Top", is the funnest track in the album and is all about girl power.

"I Choose to Love You" is a sweet ballad (+ Hyorin's solo), and really suits Hyorin's voice.

"Lead Me" has a very catchy chorus, and is just nice to hear in general.

"No Mercy" did not leave an impression on me at first but it seems to be growing on me. I really feel like dancing when I listen to this :p

CHALLENGE3: DAY3: Your Bias in Infinite


When I first got into Infinite during the "Coma Back" era, I really liked Sungjong, and still do, but my bias gradually changed to Hoya. 

Personally I think Hoya is one of Infinite's most talented members. He is the all rounder of the team, and although others are also great at what they do, he is pretty good at everything. Of course, his specialty is dancing, since he is the main dancer, but his singing is good, and his rapping has so much potential.

Inspirits call Hoya, hogod on stage for his charisma, and hobaby of stage because he seems very sweet and calm. I think that really sums up his personality ^_^ 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012



I'm very very fond of Changmin. I think he's awesome. From his singing, to his looks, to his charisma. He's the type of person you like just because, without needing a reason. If I had the chance to meet only one person in all of K-pop I would most likely choose Changmin.

Changmin is a great performer and he really does shine on stage. His high notes never fail to leave me in aw, and I love to see him dance because unlike other tall people, he doesn't seem a tad bit awkward. I could easily keep on going, complimenting Changmin, but I rather just stop and leave you guys with a video ^_^

Top 20: Girl Group Songs

Personally I listen to a lot of girl groups, although I do follow guy groups much more. When I saw a list on a blog I was reading I decided to make my own list of top 20 girl group songs. I hope that trough this list the people who only listen to guy groups can find a group or at least a song they really like, and give girl groups a chance.

P.S.This time around I purposely omitted collaborations, solo singers, songs in Japanese, songs in English, and duets, although there are many I like.

Monday, April 2, 2012

CHALLENGE3: DAY1: Your Bias in Big Bang


Since the first time I listened to Big Bang Taeyang won the number one spot in my heart. There was something so distinctive about his voice that made him so easy to identify, even in a group where every member stands out dramatically.

He is undoubtedly my bias in Big Bang, because he is a good singer and a great dancer. I've said this before, but I love when he gets to sing the chorus for Big Bang songs, it makes the song 100 times better for me. I am 99.9% sure that I would not listen to Big Bang as often as I do if I was missing Taeyang's beautiful voice.

Plus, his solo work is some of my favorite music in k-pop. Who doesn't love "Wedding Dress" and that gorgeous eye smile ???

CHALLENGE3: 20 Day Kpop Bias Challenge

CHALLENGE3: 20 Day Kpop Bias Challenge

This here is my next challenge, and I'm excited to start. I've made several changes from tho originals, and made it my own ^.^ You can find the place where this come from here.

I only added groups for which I had a sure unwavering bias. That is why this challenge mostly consist of male groups since I don't really have biases in girl groups. I don't even have a bias in Miss A, my favorite girl group.

Start Date: 4/2/2012

End Date:

Day 1: Your bias in Big Bang: Taeyang

Day 2: Your bias in DBSK: Changmin

Day 3: Your bias in Infinite: Hoya

Day 4: Your bias in SS501: Kyu Jong

Day 5: Your bias in Teen Top : Changjo

Day 6: Your bias in Boyfriend : Kwangmin

Day 7: Your bias in FT ISLAND: Seunghyun

Day 8: Your bias in f(x): Krystal

Day 9: Your bias in SHINee: Minho

Day 10: Your bias in T-ara: Eunjung

Day 11: Your bias in CN Blue: Jonghyun

Day 12: Your bias in 2AM: Jinwoon

Day 13: Your bias in SNSD: Seohyun

Day 14: Your bias in U-Kiss: AJ

Day 15: A list of  your favorite solo artists:

Day 16: A list of your top five boy groups:

Day 17: A list of your top five girl groups:

Day 18: A list of your top five male vocals:

Day 19: A list of your top five dancers:

Day 20: A list of your top 5 maknaes:

EXO "MAMA" Teaser

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I finally got around to watching the teaser for EXO's MAMA that was revealed at their showcase and i love it. SM is going with the outer space and super power concept which is fine with me, specially because some of the members have a  really mysterious image. Specially KRIS. I'm a fan of his eyes and that stare, and playing all that up with fire and burning things was smart of SM. Plus KAI's power is very very relevant, because he appears anywhere and everywhere by will (just like the teasers ^.^). In conclusion, I'm really hipped for EXO's debut COMING SOON !!!