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Wagakki Band – Budokan 2016 April 6, 2016

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After years I present you with a new post.

I’ve been especially hooked up with the japanese band “Wagakki Band” that mixes traditional musical instruments with modern instruments which gives their music an exotic vibe.

I just LOVE music which sounds modern, but still has a touch of the country in it. That’s actually what I’ve been missing in KPOP – their songs all sounds americanised.

So, my japanese co-worker went to Japan last week and bought me the DVD Live Concert of them at the Budokan Concert hall (which was during this year 2016) as a present (I love this woman >_<)

These guys are so damn talented and their perfomances improved a great deal since their “debut”. They’re completely in synch and even dance, jump and joke around the stage.

Machiya actually plucked Beni’s Shamisen during a perfomance and she laughed, but raised her knee up (did she want to hit him? 🙂 )

It’s always so fun watching their stages – they seem passionate and joke around DURING it.

Not only the singing (of Yuko and Machiya) and entertainment was great – the thing I especially liked about the concert were the performances only with the instruments.

The way Beni played the Shamisen alone, Daisuke’s and Kiyoshi’s perfomances Kurona with Wasabi, Asa, Machiya and Wasabi together – it was all so amazing! Unfortunately I don’t think these songs got out on CD, but it’d sound incredible in a CD version

Why is it so hard to find videos of them?? Especially subbed ones. I do know simple japanese sentences so I can catch the gist of interviews, but I’d like to know even more…

They have to get even more popular, they’d deserve it. I’ve heard they had concerts in New York, L.A. this year. Maybe one day, they’ll come to Europe!

For anyone interested: They make rock – music. I think I’ve said enough. Those who only listen to Pop-music should stay away

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Super Junior October 12, 2011

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A post after YEARS???

I have no idea if someone still reads this blog after all XD Just wanted to express my opinion on Super Junior. I’ve read some articles about them lately. I don’t really care about DBSK in Korea. I guess they’re finished with being five members in Korea.

Let me say this beforehand: I’ve backed out of the KPOP fandom for a long time, so I was never up-to-date. So the Hankyung case was new for me. I never really cared about Kibum, I think I’ve said it in another post already. He never managed to impress me, not with his singing, acting, dancing or even with his personality. If you’re only good-looking, then I don’t care. There are enough people who are good-looking (and who makes my heart beat faster 😉 )

But I’ve always liked Hankyung. When I watched the performance of Suju with the song “Shining Star” and Heechul broke out in tears (as they said because of the Hankyung banner) I cried with him. I just felt so sorry for everyone. But in the end it was Hankyung’s decision. So there’s no reason for Hankyung to be too sad. He decided he wanted to leave, he knew what he did. I just heard that the Suju members didn’t know anything until they read the newspaper and I think that’s very unfair.

Though the video of Siwon going to China to visit Hankyung was heartbreaking ;_;

Super Junior really got to me and I never thought they would split like this… Hopefully Kangin, Heechul will come back safely from the military and Hankyung will do well in China.

Only thing I have to say is that even if I like Ryeowook, he isn’t doing really well in variety shows O_o I think it was a bad idea to let him do these shows so much.

I’m happy with Heechul as always!! I’ve always loved how straight-forwarded he is! God, how I missed this man on variety shows. Sometimes he reminds me a bit of myself. I changed a lot. When a friend asked me how I got so confident I only said: “If no one else praises me I’ll do it myself!” XDD But since Hankyung left, he’s being strange. Not his usual “craziness” but just not him. Whenever I look at him, I feel like crying, because he just doesn’t seem like himself anymore.

And Shindong is doing really well too. On a Mr.Simple performance (by the way I adore this song/album) he lost a lot of weight! Was really surprised.

Don’t have a lot to say about Kyuhyun, only that he continues to stay one of my favourite members/singers 🙂

And Yesung revealed some things I never knew… I have to say: I never thought I would be so on the edge of tears when he’s telling about his worries. I really really like his voice, but he didn’t impress me that much otherwise.

Eunhyuk: As always, the first member who caught my eyes and he’s still one of my favorites! Go Hyukjae! Is it just me or is he being “bullied” even more on variety shows than before? XD I feel sorry for him sometimes. He’s just too kind-hearted! I hope he doesn’t mind too much.

Members revealing things about Leeteuk I never knew about… Great thing! *lol*

If there are any comments, don’t post “allkpop” links. I hate this website and will always hate it.

Jang Woo Hyuk & Kangta back July 23, 2010

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Finally! ^o^ A very short post
Jang Woo Hyuk and Kangta have finished their military duties and Woo hyuk already had a comeback special.
Waiting eagerly for all H.O.T members return.
Now just Tony and Jaewon need to finish their military duties!

“comedians”, MCs January 6, 2010

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Sorry as always XD But damn: I got sick yet again *drooop* It won’t stop^^”
I’ll just post about various things now.

“Comedians”: It’s in quotation marks, because they are all singers after all: Kim Jong min, Shin Jung Hwan, Chun MyungHoon and Lee Sungjin at some points (I really like the songs of NRG XDD)
PS: By the way: Does anyone have Clon song’s? I can’t find any albums (I actually did find 3 albums but the links don’t work^^”)

I felt really bad, when Kim Hwan Sung died T_T RIP! You were so young… When I saw the other members crying I almost cried myself…
They all make shows enjoyable (or uncomfortable in Chun MyungHoon’s case XD)
Although they are all really talented (Jongmin can dance so well >_<) they don't show it, they just want to make things funny. I think we all know how smart and talented they are^^ Park Myung Soo… I don't think we even need to talk about him XD He's the most popular comedian in Korea (Jongmin is most popular international) Park Myung Soo may appear harsh and mean at times, but it's the same with him; we all know he's a nice sunbae to the others^^ Is it strange when I say that I really like his honest laughter? XD You can see, if the celebrities say unexpected things by looking at him XD HaHa (Ha DongHoon) is really funny too. I like how he is so thick-skinned XD His three sentences poem with Kang HoDong in New Xman 8 was so funny XD They attacked each other with food names XD

Mcs: We already talked a bit about Kang HoDong and Yoo Jae Suk. I remember how someone said she/he was an Anti-fan of them. They apparently went to a baseball game (?) and won't let someone near them (reserved all seats around them)
I really don't know if I should believe that O_o
Anyway, my point is that they seem to be nice to everyone (especially Yoo Jae Suk) and I really think Park Kyung Lim, is just like all MCs, friends with everyone XD I've seen her take pictures with almost every celebrity I know *lol* She's really great, I was happy when she got married^^

That was it from me… I need new ideas (when I actually should work on a fanfiction with a friend… Or work for school^^")

JPOP – Tenimyu November 20, 2009

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Yes, I know I should really post something about KPOP XD But I only listen to JPOP right now.
I’m totally addicted again when it comes to the Tenimyu actors.
For those who don’t know: Tenimyu is a musical from the anime “Prince of tennis”

The actors are really great. And I can only recommend you some. When it comes to singing, Kimeru is really one famous singer. His real name was still not published^^” But his voice is really great^^
Kato Kazuki

 

 

And now on to this hot japanese actor and singer: Kato Kazuki 🙂 I’m kind of addicted to this guy. I really recommend the song “Vampire”. Right now, I’m watching his movie “Happy Darts” though, I don’t think it’s my style XD

 

 

Nakagauchi Masataka has played “Niou” in Tenimyu and I recently watched a movie with him: 2Steps.
I really like to watch dance movies and I already noticed his awesome dancing skills O_o
Link to 2Steps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPzg8gvyRsI
It’s not subbed but it’s easy to understand^^ And I originally only watched it, because of the dancing (and the actor^^) The first part is really funny: Masa (Masataka Nakagauchi, Masa is his nickname) observes the ballet classes from the outside and dances to it. He begins to dance along with the other guy in the class and after he has finished, girls were screaming in joy, when they saw him. The embarrassed look was really good XD

Part 10 and 11 has some cool dance moves^^

Which japanese actors/singers etc. do YOU like?

F.T. Island October 17, 2009

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I know, I didn’t post for so long T_T Sorry guys!

F.T. Island is one of my favorite boybands. I got to know them, when Wonbin was still a part of the band. I didn’t follow up korean news for some time. In

other words: I didn’t even know he left, until I again downloaded the new album (at the end of 2008) and downloaded the new clips. But Seung Hyun is a really

great guitarist; thumbs up he convinced me.
I really love their live performances. I don’t quite like their CD versions^^” But it’s good, isn’t it? That only means, they’re so talented they can sing live as good as in their CD versions.
First song I heard was “Until you come” I’m still in love with this song XD

What I didn’t know was the case with Hongki. It was at the beginning of January (and I didn’t inform myself at this time)
I thought it would be common to be hoarse after such a long concert, so I was surprised to read about his sickness >_<

Only thing I don't like about them: Is their styles sometimes^^" I often don't like their hair colors or styles or clothes. For example this style:
FT Island

But it’s not too bad^^ I don’t like a style in every band (and let’s be honest: Bands change their styles very often^^”) So it would be hard to like every style. At least they’re… eye-catching XDD

Hongki is one of my favorite members… Just because he’s quite… unusual *lol* And since Seung Hyun appeared I really like him too >///__<

PS: They can somehow pass as a JPOP band XD I don't know why^^"

Fanfic recommendation (Age:18!!): Fanfic <- This is part 8, but all parts are in the index^-^
Because I really love angst^^" Don't like, don't read! It was really interesting for me to read.

2PM September 12, 2009

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Ok here’s the new post^^” Sorry for taking so long. Like I said: I got sick and had stress in school (it was worth, I made quite good grades~~)

Discuss about everything you want, I will edit this post as soon as I know more about them.
We’re discussing about Jaebum at the moment

I don’t have swine influenza! August 19, 2009

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Swiss is getting crazy and are total cowards -.-

I am allergic to something in my bedroom (but I still don’t know what exactly…) and so I usually got a runny nose, but just in the morning (for 1 year now): And everyone thinks I catched the swine influenza >_<
After one hour or two, it stops, but everyone is keeping a distance from me (2 meter) ?
One woman even got away, when I sneezed (I had a handkerchief in my hand)
People are sometimes too worried. And it's somewhat insulting… At least one male teenager wasn't scared at all XD

And yes: I am writing 2pm and 2am, because I have even more time now to search informations (I don’t have informatics for the next 9 lessons, means 3 hours consecutively on every thursday, because I already have a certificate! I’m so happy!)

Swiss national day & pics of festival “Badenfahrt” August 2, 2009

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Although it has nothing to do with KPOP:
Yesterday was the Swiss national day^-^ It was, like every year, a very beautiful sight. Thank you for the people who bought all the big fireworks to provide us with such sight:)

BUT a truly beautiful festival for us is “Badenfahrt” which is only every 10 YEARS (!) T_T
It has fireworks, market place, circus, roller coaster, games and singer and the most important point in the whole festival: international dances and interpretations!
I was actually asked by a teacher and friend if I want to dance salsa with them^^” But because I’m too shy to dance in front of thousands of people, I declined.
But the festival is really great and interesting! I remember a “Moulin Rouge” dance *lol* They are dancing along the street, which is cordoned off. The artistic talents are really nice to look at and I desperately hope to show pics of the next festival on this blog (If I still have this blog after 7 years XD)
Concept was “World instead of Baden” (the city I live)
All the people you see in these pics are just disguised:) Also the one with the nurse, so don’t be shocked *lol* Ah~ I miss this festival I want to go again XD
I’ll show you pics of the festival in 2007 in advance^^ Hope you enjoy~

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Corruption and Odds of the Music Ent. July 28, 2009

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Why do I always change my mind about a layout…? I want to put one which isn’t in wordpress T_T WordPress is complicated… I managed to do layouts on my homepages all by myself when I was 13 and now… XDD

Whatever now to the important stuff! I want to give some informations about the music entertainment in Korea^o^ If you have questions or ideas or whatever; I’m open minded 🙂

A huge scandal was 2007 for example. It was rumored that there was something very odd at the MKMF award at MNET. Some Shinhwa members were at very top of the polls, which FANS decide who wins. Lee Minwoo from Shinhwa, cancelled his performance with Park Jun Young. Lee Min woo was the NR 1 spot for the “best dancer” category. Shin Hye sung was nominated as the “male artist award” & “best ballad award” too, but at the last moment, MKMF apparently phoned them, saying they will be NOT awarded. The reason why both of them cancelled everything, because: Their fans voted for them, they will be not awarded and their hard work is not paid off, because of Mnet’s strange reasons?

This is not the first time being suspicious over MKMF’s voting fairness.

Just like everyyear the awards will go to the big company’s artist, and after they were being awarded there were rumours running about nonstop, last year Son Ho Young (from G.O.D) too suddenly announce of his cancellation too.

Lee MinWoo management company express “Due to there’s is no sincerity and fairness in the awards, so he canceled it. LeeMinWoo receive news that he would not be awarded before the ceremony. Questioning towards the appraisal standards, but they had given us an unacceptable answer as reply, so had decided not to attend the ceremony.”

Credits for these sentences shinhwa.biz/forums

Shin Hye sung, Shinhwa, said he never planned on appearing on this show, he didn’t cancel it, he said it beforehand that he will NOT attend.

Shinhwa members actually won the “Overseas Viewer Award” but no member of Shinhwa was present. The company the Shinhwa members are under, said that there were unacceptable reasons and they cancelled it, because there were fairness problems with MKMF awards. They said Lee Minwoo will NOT fight for an award, why should he? He is a true artist, because he enjoys music.
Their company stated that although awards are not important, they won’t just stay still with such unfairness from the award shows. There were no explanations, until the last moment, when Lee Minwoo rehearsed hard for this show.
Both artists questioned the fairness of this show. Because “The Auction Netizen Popularity Award”, which is based on 100% of online voting, was awarded to Super Junior instead of Shin Hyesung who ranked #1 in the poll. When the poll closed at 5pm on 16 Nov, Shin Hyesung was leading at #1.

No, I don’t want to insult Suju Fans, absolutely not! They can’t do anything about it, but the PDs etc. of the show are at fault.

Lee Minwoo was ranked #1, Super Junior at #2, Ivy at #3 and CSJH The Grace at #4.But CSJH The Grace won this award, when Lee Minwoo was still at NR 1.
Representative Jang said, “Today we received the details of the winners, and we asked for the reason why he didn’t appear on the list of winners even though he ranked #1 on all the objective criteria. We were told that this was a management decision.”

For people who think it’s all jealousy, because they didn’t win: “We are worried that everyone will misunderstand that we are only questioning the standards because we didn’t win the awards.A certain media report has pointed out that, for the Netizen Popularity Awards which is purely decided by the online votes, the final results showed that Shin Hyesung won the online poll with 28.1% of the votes, but he was not given the award. In addition, what happened to the Auction Style Award that Lee Minwoo was very likely to win? As everyone knows, that award was not given out at all. Could it be that the organizers cancelled the award on the day itself? If so, how are you going to account to all the netizens who voted in this poll?”

MKMF’s response to this is surprising: “With regards to this, MKMF organizers said that the the judging criteria is as follows: public voting (20%), professional panel of judges (20%), professional research institutes (20%), album sales (10%), integrated digital chart (20%), and a panel made up of MNet and KM producers (10%). From here, we can see that the objective criteria would be album sales and public voting. We are confident to say that Shin Hyesung definitely does not lag behind the other winnders on the integrated digital chart, thus we find it very difficult to agree with MKMF’s judging criteria. We believe that MKMF organizers need to disclose the relevant data on this.”

“Perhaps, Mnet.com has calculated the figures based on their own guidelines, if so, isn’t that the cause of all the doubts surrounding the fairness of the system?” said the Company of Shinhwa members. “Lastly, some news reports have reported “sudden cancellations just before MKMF awards ceremony”,we have to let everyone know that this is absolutely untrue.

Initially, though we were nominated for five awards including Best Male Singer and Best Ballad, MKMF organizers did not send out official invitations to us,

thus we couldn’t announce any notice of participation in the MKMF awards ceremony. The reports, which said that Shin Hyesung wanted to sabotage the event by

only announcing his non-participation one hour before the event, are totally untrue. This we need to let everyone know.”

In other words, the company of these singers, want Mnet to disclose their votes, because these two won the polls and sales and integrated digital chart.

That’s 50 %. So who did these “professionals” vote for? They apparently had many secrets and won’t let anyone know who they voted for? That’s very interesting. It makes it only more suspicious.
MKMF stated: “To truly become a celebration for all musicians, all winners and non-winners alike should attend the event, isn’t it?”
… The singer never got an invitation.
So the company of Shin Hyesung, Lee Minwoo and Kim Dongwan said: “If this is really a “celebration for musicians”, surely all artistes who have released albums and carried out promotional activities should be invited then? And the event would be a lively occasion where everyone is happy since all the artistes are present, shouldn’t it be that way?

However, in this case, for nominees who didn’t have to perform and didn’t win, who actually went? Did the other nominees get official invitations? We feel that this is a case where the nominees who weren’t performing and who didn’t win were not invited.”

Credits: shinhwa.biz/forums

This subject may not have anything to do with corruption but I bet you’ve all heard how artist from SM Ent., supposedly, were mistreated by manager? Some Shinhwa member already said something about it, as well as H.O.T members (I actually know it only from Moon Heejun and Tony an/An Seung Ho).
Not that they hit them/beat them up or something like that. Although such rumors also exists. But still; They said that they were treated inhuman. Yes, in interviews!
Moon Heejun stated in a show, that when the time for the contract of H.O.T was up, they were informed that they were never supposed to renew the contract.

Soo man said he never knew that they would be so popular. He wanted to just replace three of the members with new members and continue. But since H.O.T members didn’t want this and every member was scared that they must leave this group, they decided to break up as a whole. No replacement.
Tony an/An Seung Ho said in a interview: “You know those ‘doolee’ and ‘chun hah jang sah’ named 100won sausages (they’re really tiny stick of sausages in Korea)? That’s what we were before debut. After dancing, when it was time to eat, the 5 of us (H.O.T members) all dug out and combined our money. It was around 2000won. (around/slightly less than 2 dollars) With that, we bought 2 sausages for each of us, and with the left over we bought a bowl of Mandoo Gook (dumpling soup). With that, the 5 members ate one meal…while dancing for 8 hours.”

“I really, honestly, thought that ALL new singers suffered like we did. I thought everyone ate only sausages. However, it was fun, and I liked the exisistance of H.O.T. It’s not that I want to remember the extravagant reputation, but I want to remember the friendship.”

I quote Tony from this interview: “I didn’t fall down. I don’t think that any member crashed down after H.O.T. members’ popularity decreased.”

Credits from the quotes in the interview:  ELISA @ DEDICATED TO H.O.T.

Tony is a really hardworking person. Like Kim Jang Hoon (you probably heard of this) he fainted during a perf. But there wasn’t a video or pictures of it, like with Jang Hoon-shii.

I don’t even know why all reporters etc. are somewhat on a “KILL H.O.T!!” trip. It was like that back then, when they were still a group but even now? O_o
When Jang Woohyuk, Ex-H.O.T member, had a jaw dislocation and needed an operation and needed to go back to Seoul from military for the time being, everyone said he was avoiding military when he was really sick O_o Thousand of articles and all said he made that up (Yeah of course, he had problems with his jaw before…)

Or Moon Heejun with his many Antifans. He has hepatitis, and like actually many korean celebrities, thought of suicide, had many wrong reports about what he said so that his reputation was very bad, and everyone didn’t like his music, because he did rock (which is not really popular in Korea) BUT he managed to get the Antifans to believe him! He talked to them, explained what really happened. So the number of Antifans decreased.
Or the case with Jaewon? I don’t want to write about this case here, because I was honestly shocked and don’t really know anymore what to believe in this case (kill me H.O.T fans >_< I was honestly confused…) People who are curious, don’t ask, just search in the internet. I don’t think a korean artist was ever accused of something that bad O_O
Another strange thing is: While we see parents of other singers or know at least a bit about their past: H.O.T was always a bit secretive (SM Ent. wanted them to appear like that) H.O.T members don’t really want to talk about their past, so I personally think that it must have been pretty bad (because some of them said it was very hard, but nothing more…)

I forgot her name, I will search it after that. Just recently there was a case of a female actress, who commited suicide (yes, korean celebrities are indeed killing themselves o_o I think these news were even in the USA…?) Whatever, in her diary, she wrote about the abuse she went through. PDs, manager etc. were taking advantage of her and raped and abused her. She couldn’t endure the abuse anymore and killed herself… And she isn’t the only case!! There were a few reports of abuse. PDs, managers who are raping, hitting artists. It’s a really sad thing…… I knew a few celebrities who commited suicide, died of an accident and it’s always so damn tragic… T_T

by the way; Do you fans of Korean music know how the ballon thing in the fanclubs started? And with which artist it started?? I’m really curious about what you guys say^^
I’ll post the solution later. ^^

Most important for all international people: Don’t believe everything what’s written in a newspaper. Korean reporter are almost as bad as reporters from Hong Kong (And yes, it’s known that they can be pretty cruel to artists, especially overseas, I’ve seen articles from it and I was shocked o_o)
Don’t think I’m racialistic ^^” But I’ve read articles from different countries and there were some pretty intense stuff in chinese newspaper…^^”

God, I’m so stupid, I forgot the word for “number” at first… >////< And people say I’m good at english? *lol* Pretty bad blackout LMAO

Thank you whoever comments to this^-^