KPOP IDOLS TURNED ACTORS

There’s a lot of them but let’s list the ones that made a mark, those with real acting prowess, maybe.

am doing this based on memory so here goes

Lee Joon (MBLac)

Park Hyung Sik (ZEA)

Do Kyung Soo (EXO)

Yook Sung Jae (BTOB)

Choi Si Won (Super Junior)

JunHo (2 PM)

Honorable mentions

Kang Seung Yoonūüėć (WINNER)

Chan Yeol (EXO)

Cha Eun Woo (Astro)

Kai, Baekhyun, Xiumin and Suho (EXO)

Minho, Key and Onew(Shinee)

V Kim Tae Hyung (BTS)

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BEST KPOP VIDEOS

This are the Kpop videos that are so awesome to watch. Criteria would be visual appeal, choreography and ear candiness.

Let me just remind you that this is MY list, therefore, I care not for what you think might be the Best Kpop videos, go make your own list.

This is not ranked in any way.

STOP STOP IT (DANCE MV) -GOT7 

It was just neat. Everything is well-coordinated.

ICE BABY – TINY G

Cute,cute and colorful! Love the part where the guy just turned to a pile of colored balls.

FIRST LOVE – AFTER SCHOOL

Pole Dancing on another level, try -art form and not the usual risque’. The girls made it so effortless, I thought they had wires. Seriously.

SEXY LADY -JANG WOO YOUNG

The choreography kills! and Woo Young of 2PM just looks so cool with blond hair. Now I wonder if there’s a typo in the song title?

LUV – APINK

The nostalgic feels and the girls looking so fab.

GOODBYE – NU’EST

What is so special about this? nothing much, maybe the change of hair colors for the boys, Ren is being dramatic as always and the dance sequence.

BACKSEAT – JYJ

This is from their comeback album “Just Us”. I know Jaejoong and Park Yoo Chun as actors first tho I know they do have this group, it was the first song that I heard from them. and the third member is quite something -that’s Jinsu for you.

STRESS – BIG BYUNG

coz it’s amusing. meet Yookduck, Wangkong,Hyukthy and Dolbaggy. if you watch Weekly Idol then you’ll understand.

“A” – GOT7

it’s the fun vibe! get it?

SOMETHING – GIRLS DAY

maybe nothing special but the dance choreography is the most imitated among boy groups and even spawned Boys Day.

BONUS VIDEO: BOYs DAY

now you know what I mean ūüėČ

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Not So Serious Review – High School King of Life Conduct

REVIEW FOR HIGH SCHOOL KING OF SAVVY

The East West Dramality

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Thank you very Kamsa HSKoS! Finally, my belated review on the surprise show of the summer, oh my how I will miss this world, the characters, and SIG!  Perhaps my want to still be in this universe is why I am a week late in writing the wrap-up for the show (though it probably more to-do with life conducting my lack of blogging time, but, shhh that sounds much too boring).

Before I turn into a mushy puddle of complete and utter Seo In Guk Teen Beat fangirling, let me say this drama boasted one of the all-around greatest drama ensembles I’ve seen in quite some time.  Not only were they crackling with chemistry, able to bounce off one an other,  and featured people who were human instead of the too-perfect saint devoid of personality or the equivalent of Hitler’s spawn.  Most all characters were given more than just one trait…

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SEPTEMBER KDRAMA DIARY

 

SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

WITH TVN PRODUCING KDRAMS LIKE HOTCAKES, I HAVE TO CHOOSE WHAT SHOWS TO WATCH ON A WEEKLY  BASIS OR WHAT TO NOT WATCH AND WAIT FOR IT TO UPLOAD ALL EPISODES SO I CAN GO ON A MARATHON VIEWING. 

HERE  ARE THE KDRAMAS I AM WATCHING NOW.

1. JOSEON GUNMAN – I WAITED FOR ALL EPISODES TO UPLOAD SO I AM STILL ON EP 12, THIS WAY I COULD FOLLOW THE STORYLINE WITHOUT ANY MEMORY LAPSE, GO FIGURE.

WELL, I AM WATCHING LIKE 7 TO 8 SHOWS IN A WEEK, YOU COULD GET LOST OR JUMBLE THE STORYLINES, THOUGH THIS IS THE ONLY SAGEUK I AM WATCHING NOW.

1.1 OTHER SAGEUKS

NIGHT WATCHMAN Р ACTION WITH FANTASY, HMM, KINDA INTERESTING , WILL WAIT TILL ALL EPISODES ARE UPLOADED

THE THREE MUSKETEERS – WILL CHECK IT OUT ONCE I HAVE SOME FREE TIME

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2. ROMANTIC COMEDIES 

2.1  THE SECRET HOTEL РWATCHING WEEKLY, IT IS GOOD, SO A MUST-WATCH!

2.2 HIGH SCHOOL LOVE ON – DID WATCH EPS 1 TO 6 ON A MARATHON BUT HAVE TO STOP ON EP 7 COZ THIS ONLY AIRS ONCE A WEEK WITH 20 EPS, BETTER WAIT.

2.3 FATED TO LOVE YOU – LAST TWO EPISODES FOR THIS WEEK

2.4 PLUS NINE BOYS – I JUST CHECKED IT OUT, THOUGHT IT WOULD BE BORING BUT QUITE CONTRARY, I AM ADDING THIS TO MY WEEKLY SHOW TO WATCH. THE PLATE CAN HOLD 8, AFTERALL.

2.5 SURPLUS PRINCESS – THIS ALSO AIRS ONCE A WEEK BUT AM SO WATCHIN COZ IT’S MY FIRST TIME TO SEE A KOREAN MERMAID, PRETTY FUN AND INTERESTING.

2.6 LOVE MYSELF OR YOU – THIS IS A TAIWANESE DRAMA WHICH AIRS ONLY ONCE A WEEK, AND THE STORY IS DRAGGING AS USUAL BETWEEN EPS 12 TO 18 SO I’LL JUST CATCH UP LATER.

2.7 IT’S OKAY IT’S LOVE – IT’S DOWN TO ITS LAST 4 EPISODES AND I ONLY WATCHED EPISODE 1’S FIRST 15 MINUTES. DIDN’T INTEREST ME SO I’LL JUST WAIT FOR IT TO FINISH THEN MAYBE I’LL WATCH IT IF THERE AREN’T ANYTHING INTERESTING TO WATCH. I AM USUALLY CURIOUS BUT THIS PAIRING SEEMS TO TURN ME OFF, NO CHEM BETWEEN GONG HYO JIN AND JO IN SUNG, THE LATTER IS JUST TOO GOOD LOOKING FOR HIS OWN GOOD AND IT IS KINDA DIFFICULT WHEN YOU HAVE SO JI SUB TO MEASURE UP TO. AS TO WHERE IS JO IN SUNG LACKING EXACTLY? THE X APPEAL OF SO JI SUB! NOT TO MENTION, HIS CRAZY CHEMISTRY WITH GONG HYO JIN. NUFF SAID!

2.8 DISCOVERY OF LOVE – WAITING FOR MORE EPISODE TO UPLOAD; FOR MARATHON VIEWING, DIDN’T WATCH ANY EPISODE COZ I STILL CANT GET OVER ERIC’S CHARACTER IN MYUNG WOL THE SPY AND THAT WAS LIKE AGES AGO.¬†

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3.  RECENTLY CONCLUDED AND DONE WATCHING

3.1 KING OF HIGH SCHOOL РI WAS FERVENT WITH THIS ONE, WOULD SAY THE BEST FROM TVN THIS YEAR JUST COZ  IT STARS THE FABULOUSLY COOL-SEO IN GUK!

3.2 MARRIAGE NOT DATING – MY GUILTY PLEASURE, THIS ONE IS REALLY GOOD, TOO.

3.3 TROT LOVERS – IT WAS OK, ¬†JUST NOT AS ENGAGING AS THE OTHER ROMCOMS. ¬†KBS RELEASED THIS SOON AFTER KING OF HIGH SCHOOL SAVVY TO GENERATE WHATEVER INTEREST PEOPLE STILL HAVE ON THE POPULARITY OF REPLY 1997 BACK IN 2012. COZ EUN JI WON IS THE LEAD STAR IN TROT LOVERS , UNFORTUNATELY, SEO IN GUK’S CHARMS IS TOO STELLAR THAT EUN JI’S MEGAWATT SMILE WAS JUST NOT ENOUGH TO CHARM THE VIEWERS.

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SEO IN GUK’S PERFUME

If Seo In Guk is wearing any fragrance I would like to think it would be the original Gendarme Cologne for Men.

Gendarme is an original cologne fragrance for men and the freshest! Described as Casually sensual, yet professionally down-to-business. Distinctively driven to be assertive, yet ever so cleverly subtle. A perfect scent for Seo In Guk who is the epitome of the charming boy next door with the killer smile, friendly personality and an adorable candor which is a unique trait that sets him apart.

Here’s Seo in Guk for the imaginary Gendarme print ad.

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King of High School Finale: Are they really getting married?

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August 11, 2014

Finale Episode: Marriage really?

Before I watch the final episode probably tomorrow with english subtitles let me just write down my thoughts. With all the stills that’s been released for the hyped-up episode 17, can these pics be just a mere dream sequence? ¬†All the noona romances never ended in marriage (i.e. ¬†I Hear Your Voice, Witch’s Romance. I Need Romance 3, etc) so why this when nobody is even expecting or hoping for it? Maybe later after 5 years, why rush things at this juncture? For the love of Seo In Guk and in keeping an open mind, I went along with the 10 year age gap. I don’t really mind coz age aint nothing but a number and they seem compatible emotionally and mentally, there’s a connection there somewhere but realistically, getting married is not the end I wanted for this two, just not now, ok. I was hoping they could do a time jump and Lee Min Suk would go to Germany to study and be someone and when he comes back he is ultimately a man with a perhaps a high paying job, then they can get married for all I care. ¬†But in this scenarion, not only is Min suk just a high school graduate, assuming he will graduate before he gets married. He doesn’t even have a job. Yes, Hyung is quite the provider but would he provide for a dongsaeng’s wife,too. ¬†This is just playing on a happy ending that we are supposed to cheer for the lovely couple but we all know how cruel reality is, no one can survive on love alone. Even the strongest, most determined people have to taste the harsh realities of life even if they came equipped.

Are they doing this on purpose? just cause the other kdramas mentioned above did not end in marriage when they are far more capable to enter into such an agreement coz the guys in Witch’s Romance and I need Romance are both Chaebols and they have their own jobs,too. But Lee Min Suk’s character is just a mere high school student who relies on Hyung and his adoptive father for support. Yes, he can probably get a job but as what? and he still has to go to college since he can’t play hockey anymore. ¬†Wow. I am dreading to watch the final ep coz I don’t know what to expect. I have loved it so far and all those prudes who are so holier than thou that they were so adamant about the age diff, will probably be so indignant about this marriage thing.

How would I like this to end if I have a choice?

Well, for them to come to terms with their present situation, make the best of it, be there for each other and for Lee Min Suk to get a college education, get a job and for Soo Young to mature a little bit, discover a side of her that is more capable and move up the corporate ladder. She still has her sister to support,too. Ahh, life is sure complicated so what the hell is this marriage thing? Yes, it is just a kdrama and we all want a happy ending, but can’t they be a little bit rational about it. We can close our eyes and dream of a happy ever after for Lee Min Suk and Jung Soo Young,but really, are they gonna be alright?

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KING OF HIGH SCHOOL OST PART 5 – CIEL “BUTTERFLY”

 

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I’ve been looking for this song eversince it played at the end of episode 7 where Minsuk first kissed Soo Young. It was just perfect for that scene, the feels was like so euphoric to exaggerate a little bit. ¬†So for weeks, I tried searching for it , asking in comments sections on youtube or wherever blogging sites I could chance upon. But nobody knew the title or the artist not even the koreans, they have absolutely no clue, must be top secret. And now that it is finally out, there is still no information about the artist Ciel. I am so curious right now as to who is the face behind the voice of this amazing song. I would very much like to see him sing it live, too.

Butterfly is a breathtaking song. It was Psychedelic rock sang in a fantastic dreamlike atmosphere emphasized by the lyrics which is about a butterfly who should fly to the one she loves.

This was supposed to be Part 4 of the OST but everyone was clamoring for Seo In Guk to sing something for the OST so his song got released first – The way to a Comeback. It was ok , something about “Finding Himself” coz well, he is kinda lost in playing dual roles, though I think it is just wardrobe change. lol. To be honest, I didn’t like that song much, he sang better songs and I’ll try to find that one song that would have been a perfect fit for the OST,if only, right?

I am not sure if they would add more songs to the OST but the 5 songs that are on the list is more than enough. My favorite, of course, would be Ciel’s Butterfly then followed by Honey’s Fluttering Heart. ¬†(Honey is actually a trio of vocally gifted singers who were finalist in Superstar K4 , but they did not win, I truly wonder why, must be coz they are not visually appealing but they are quite famous now. Anyway, they made a song for the King of High School OST for fellow alum and superstar k1 winner, their sunbaenim – Mr. Seo In GUk and that was Fluttering Heart.)

The other tracks include: One way by Trans Fixion; As Life Goes On by Jung In and Finding Myself by Seo In Guk