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Idolising The K-Pop (Kpop 우상을 숭 배해요)

Yup, I am definitely on the bandwagon. Year 2012 is probably the biggest year for K-POP considering how PSY - Gangnam Style Song becomes the most watch MV on Youtube over 1 billion million views and counting in 5 months.

Tokyo Japan Tour

Tokyo is a high density metropolitan city with some interesting cultures. My next solo trip after Seoul, one of the few remaining modern Asian country I haven't visited.

Buying Cheap #KPOP Music CDs in Seoul Korea

Many years back I always been buying books for reading. And once, I mention in the blog, I rather buy books than music CDs. Back then, I never own one until 2011 when I got hook on KPOP. Now, I stop buying books and bought a number of Kpop CDs instead.

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

The #KPOP Will Go On

It has been more than 6 years since I started following KPop. Many groups have come and go since then. Even the most famous one must go, the older senior groups that lasted more than 5 years mostly have gone. Despite the fact they seem still young, they are constantly replaced by even younger groups which is a vicious cycle in the world of KPop.


1. #Choa from #AOA is actually the one I missed the most in these many changes of girl group. #AOA used to be one of the top girl groups but has fallen sharply after departure of Choa. Her anime makeup like look is one of her more interesting feature. There is still #Seolyhun, the most well known in the group, hopefully they can rise again and be hugely popular once more.



2. #SNSD my original favorite group now only have 5 members left or rather remaining with SM. Since Jessica departure, now Tiffany, SeoHyun and SooYoung have left too. Not sure if SNSD still continues but for sure, they aren't the popular one now or barely have any promotions. Only #Taeyeon seems to be actively involve in singing. I believe she will continue be highly popular as a solo singer.

3. #Sistar has also disbanded after becoming highly . It is unfortunately that they did not last longer as I believe they can maintain a longer and wider popularity. Perhaps it is due to the 7 year curse of KPop girl group.



4.  Other officially disbanded girl groups include #MissA #WonderGirls #2NE1. #DalShabet probably soon as well as their contract have expired.

The KPop girl group that is shining the brightest now is  #TWICE from JVP. They have gain immense popularity in this year, releasing new songs constantly.  It is a well formed group with great combination where their 3 Japanese members are much loved, #Mina #Sana and #Momo. Even the Taiwan member #Tzuyu is growing to be such a lovely beauty. Perhaps they have the ability to scale the heights #SNSD has reached previously.

Other girl group in trend now includes #Blackpink #ComisGirls #Mamamoo #Girlfriend. Despite there are numerous new girl groups, their attractiveness and capabilities are still not as good as the old generation of girl groups yet. Perhaps more time and effort is required for them to reach a higher level and prove their staying power in the competitive #KPop wolrd.




Monday, July 25, 2016

#Delay #Farewell #2015

Time for another short review of year 2015. (After much delay)


As usual get started with work.

1st #Work was busy during first half of 2015, due to my colleague departure , so  I have to take over 2 projects from him. I think just managed to finish all by first half of the year due to much dilly dally.

2nd #Work as well, got bored during 2nd half of the year, due to lack of projects. Work is like no more momentum, motivation and desire. Become really slack. Feels like becoming an old man. Times are bad as well, the economy affecting everyone especially after the GST, almost everything become worse.

*Added below after 25th July 2016 after much delay

3rd #New work related also. Got myself in a new environment, way north of Malaysia. A truly new challenge. Hope it turns out to be better.

4th #Travel ...for work again. Went Singapore twice and Thailand once at year end. Wanted to go Hong Kong but didn't make it in the end due to job change. Honestly, don't really like go Singapore, not too much different from Malaysia especially Msia food taste much better. Thailand is much nicer as there is cultural differences.

5th #Money value decreasing due to our Malaysia economy. RM has lost so much towards the end of 2015, making many things have price increased. Really hate this kind of condition where there is no improvement, but always taking a few steps backwards. It will recover, but will never reach the glorious levels in the 90s.

Finally, and again, one can only hope for a better future. I thought I could live lazily, earning 'gaji buta' but this condition makes me feel really weak, almost useless. So the only way is to keep fighting!!





Tuesday, December 29, 2015

#AOA Heart Attack on #KPOP & Shining Girl's Day

Is the KPOP fever is slowly dwindling. Perhaps because SNSD is not so active and have grown up on me? Even though they are many new KPOP groups appearing, but I guess they lack real sustaining power. Other older established groups such as Kara, Miss A and Secret have fallen much in these past 2 years. The younger groups are getting more attention than the older ones in recent times.

And then #AOA (Ace Of Angels) started to shine really brightly. IMO, they are the new top girl group that is climbing quickly since 2014. They debuted in 2011. They are showing much sexiness in their songs Miniskirt and Like a Cat which are also quite catchy tracks.

Their most famous  members are Seolhyun and Choa. Choa got this really striking look with her short blonde hair and heavy make up, almost anime character like.

Seolhyun has become the most popular girl for CF, movies everything, displacing Suzy already. Almost all her cardboard cutout got stolen at shops.



 As of Feb 2015, this site Sports Chosun has put AOA in top 5.

#Girl'sDay is another top girl group maintaining their popularity with latest song Ring My Bell. Their previous songs Something and Expectation were great success which heightened their popularity.

#Apink is which debut in 2011 that has managed to climb high on the girl group rankings, Apink normally showcase bright and cute concept in their songs, which gain them many fans. Not one of my favorite though.

#Sistar has managed to reach almost SNSD level as they can sing well and dance. Perhaps one day they can be on par or surpass SNSD level? But doubt so.

#EXID almost disbanded before a fancam made them popular and they manage to improve their forturnes from then on. With that, they manage to comeback and stay in the game.

Sustaining success in KPOP for the girl groups are hard as they are just too many of them. To stand out and reach higher, you need to best of the best and do what no one has done before, continuously exploring new concepts.



Top 2013 girl group news: http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/10/dispatch-ranks-the-girl-groups-of-2013

Top 2014 girl group news: http://www.soompi.com/2014/02/06/2014-girl-group-rankings-sistar-joins-girls-generation-and-2ne1-at-the-top/