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Archangels, Space Bunnies and the Boys from the Block…

This is really about much more than the above! Lol! Basically my summary of what I’m looking at for 2012 in Kpop! I wrote this for a new facebook group I’m admining, Afro-Kimchi.

2012 is shaping up to be an interesting year for Kpop. For anyone whose interested in asian popculture, the ultra competitive k-pop model is actually pretty interesting one to watch and this is a particularly good time to begin observing.

Things to come include:

Boy Bands:

formerly rookie groups like Beast and Mblaq who did phenomenally well in 2011 are going to be making attempts for that top tier level currently occupied by DBSK/JYJ, Super Junior, Big Bang, Shinee and 2pm.

Power debut group from last year Block B are scheduled for a much anticipated comeback and have to prove they weren’t a flash in the pan and have staying power. Their competition will be new debut B.A.P who have a similar concept (edgy, hip-hop based pop) who are already creating buzz thanks to a single released by their sub-unit Bang and Zelo.

Also to debut from the number one entertainment group in Korea (SME) we have EXO (above is apparent group leader, Kai), a sort of 10 member collective of multitalented rookies with arch-angel good looks that have already got a loyal fan base based off their teasers alone.

Then there is Big Bang’s much anticipated comeback. Their activities were halted last year due to a series of scandals but their company, YGE, has promised us a return on a scale larger than anything they have done before (VIPs are in a froth)

Can’t remember any more for now!

Girl Groups: One word, WORLDDOMINATION. The race is on to see who can make the most impact on the western pop scene first and the contenders are:

Girls Generation (snsd), SM’s ridiculously popular 9 member group with their single “The Boys” produced by Teddy Riley and already released in stores all over the US as a maxi single. One remix even features Snoop Dogg.

Next is the Wonder Girls whose made for TV movie (think it’s named after them) recently premiered in the states (along with an MV for the soundtrack single “The DJ is Mine”) and will be airing on Teen Nickelodeon.

JQT is also in the running but i don’t have much info on them.

Finally there is 2ne1 who won MTV Iggy’s best band in the world competition last year and whose Will I Am produced english album is still in the works!

Look up all these bands at your leisure and judge for yourself who you think may come out on top in 2012!

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2ne1 is the BEST NEW BAND IN THE WORLD!!!

So says MTV Iggy after their half a year long competition and so Blackjacks have been saying all along!!

Yeah and Verily, Tis a time for new avaters and sigs because bragging rights abound! Two MTV historical wins in a freaking row!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess after rain comes sunshine! YG Entertainment just had some awful experiences this year with artists being embroiled in scandals, negative rumours and news of dipping stock prices. Fans have been pretty sober but sticking by them though because I guess we believe in the brand!

You can’t imagine how just freaking awesome it is for us now after all the darkness to get these kinds of distinctions not even from the Kpop world but from the International community!!!

YG FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry but this is a spazz post in case you didn’t notice!

\(^____^)/

BUT THE AWESOMEST NEWS IS THAT MTV IGGY IS GONNA HAVE THEM PERFORM AT TIMES SQUARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OHMAIGAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NEW YORKERS YOU ARE SO DAMN LUCKY!!!!!!!!!!

*dies*

Check out videos below of the girls talking about themselves, winning and coming to NY!

http://www.mtviggy.com/videos/get-to-know-2ne1-mtv-iggys-best-new-band-2011/

http://www.mtviggy.com/videos/2ne1-wins-mtv-iggys-best-new-band-in-the-world/

My Entry to the 2ne1 “Lonely” Cover Contest!!

UPDATE: OhEmGee! I heard if I embed I don’t get the precious views!!!! So I’m gonna just put the link instead! I know it’s more trouble but Please click and view my vid? For me???

NEW UPDATE: Competition is over so I can put it here now. I didn’t win but I’m shocked and pleased at myself for doing it! Lol!

Time for some utterly shameless campaigning!!! I don’t deserve your support since I’ve been schlepping around on tumblr (see cheating on wordpress) instead of updating here. But support anyway because you’re the bigger person and that’s what defines our beautiful, dysfunctional relationship!

Love you forever!

WATCH THE VIDEO PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!

Don’t Stop The Music^^!

Sooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!! Did you see long hair Minji???? And CL’s steps???? And Dara so pretty??? And my cute Bommie!!!! (But why they making her so skinny!!! Let Bommie eat her corn!!><!)

*runs off to buy Fiore Moped*

IT HURTS!!!!!!!!!

courtesy: 2ne1@YT

…And IT HURTS That I didn’t even know this came out on Oct 31st!!!

This is 2ne1’s way of saying Happy Halloween to Blackjacks!!!! Waaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!! I haven’t even seen it! I’m just going to post it up and I hope I actually have time to look at it tomorrow or soon after!!!

But from a glance: Oh my God what an adorable Goth Lolli concept!!! Someone on the YouTube page said it’s Great Expectations inspired which makes it even more gorgeous to me! Lol!!

I am very pleeeezd about this because this is surprisingly (because I’m not into ballads) my fave song on the album!! CL and Minji show wonderful vocal versatility while my Bommie just kills it! Dara doesn’t get a very big part cos this song is a bit R&B for her vocal style but she’s there and still a part of the magic!^^

Happyyyyy!!! Wheeeeeeeeeee!!!>u<!!!

Neogogo is Soooooo Tired

Between Bobs. So tired and it shows! =_=

(this is my second pass at this post. There’s been no power since yesterday so I did the first one from my BB but it spazzed and instead of publishing it, lost the entire post. The ENTIRE post. *sigh* Third world blues y’all.)

I’m having fatigue issues y’all but that doesn’t stop me from missing this blog. And I miss my Kpop too!!!

I was watching the 3rd episode of 2ne1 tv yesterday (Yup, all in Hangul too. I swear I’m beginning to pick it up!) and I just about died when they showed GD and Teddy jamming in a YG studio!!! Skinny Gorgeous GD baby in a typically stylish cap and Teddy Oppa, wrapped up like a mummy with only his cute, mischievous face showing (thug life, baby!) SQUEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!>< And I think we got a preview of BB’s comeback song? If so, the sound is madly sexy and I fully approve!!!!!

(Screencaps cos it’s been a while and you deserve ’em)

Where I want to be (See space between Teddy and GD)

Oppa is so talented!!! *___*

Thug <333333333!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lips, throat...mph!

He. Is. Tryna. Kill. Us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He's Singing! *sigh* Look at those cheek bones! *melts*

Throw ur BigBang gang sign, boo!

Oh but I’m loving the second season of 2ne1 TV even without the subtitles!! YG Ahjussi is the best for giving us this show! The girls are adorable and there’s so much interaction within the YG family which is just AWSOME!!! I love when GD makes fun of everyone’s choreography! I love how you could see different YG members in the audience at Taeyang’s solar concert (that choked me up a little! Lol!) In episode 3, Se7en-nim describes Minji’s turn in the “Can’t Nobody” MV as “Ero Minji” which made me almost fall out of my chair! For any true YG fan, this show is COMPULSORY WATCHING!!!!!!

(Moments from Eppy 3)

Rolling with my homies! The girls in LA!

He got teary at the end! Young-baeeeeee T.T!!!!

Bommie torturing her trainer! Lol!

And I have to say that I’m completely gay for 2ne1 girls! I just cannot express how utterly cute they are to me! And you all should know by now that I’m a complete sucker for cute. Yup. Can’t resist it, period.

And everyday my rankings for them changes. Today it’s: Bom, Minji, CL and Dara (wait, wasn’t that it yesterday too?<<). Anyway, it’s not that Dara is my least favourite, it’s more like I have extra soft spots for Bom and Minji and CL is just the BOSS!!!!!!!! In the show, I think Will. I. Am. liked CL and Minji best. He shook everyone’s hands but then he grabs CL and hugs her! And then he kept going “Minji!!” in this funny voice! Lol! I’m pretty sure he was hit by the cute too!

But enough with the fan girling. I had to get my behind over to the Club (like a country club not a night club!) so I could charge my batteries enough to make this post. I’m happy to say I’ve been a good little fan-girl and have been working on chapter 6 of my fanfic. Because of the power situation I’ve had to resort to the ancient methods of pen and paper which was kind of interesting. Haven’t done that since high school, really! Lol!

Anyway, now that I’m here, maybe I’ll transcribe. I’m really aiming to finish up by this weekend so please wish me luck.

Finally, it was my real live sweetie’s birthday on Oct 6th, so just want to say to the only man more beautiful than idols to me: Sang il chukhae hamnida! Sarangheo!

PS: Ooh almost forgot. Has anyone read this manhwa called 100% Perfect Girl by Wann? It starts with a quote from a Haruki Murakami short story? I’m reading it now and let me tell you it took me by surprise! I was expecting a sweet, funny and light love story because that’s what it looks like and starts like but boy! Was I wrong! What I’m getting is a disturbing, dark, twisted obsession story. Oh such a happy surprise! This is delicious dark chocolate! A perfect guilty pleasure read! Lol! (Yes, I’m mildly depraved, but we still love me, right?^^)

 

Had To Share!!!

I’m kind of on an impromptu hiatus for a number of reasons including work, fatigue and my new lappy spazzing out so bad that it takes a million years now to do the smallest things…

But cool things keep happening and when I saw this in particular I had to break cover and share! Lol!!!

Please view asap cos I don’t know if it will be gone soon! It’s 2ne1’s recording session with Will. I . Am!!! It’s off of 2ne1 TV (which I haven’t started cos I’m waiting on subs. I can’t believe how patient i”m being! Must be the fatigue =_=)

courtesy thinhee@yt

I havn’t even seen it yet. I’ve just been downloading vids to watch when my poor lappy feels better. So Se7en, I’ma get back to your cute behind on that MV ft your GF, don’t you worry.

And I hear you too Miss A!

Loves!