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5 Things I LOVED in K-pop: 7/9 – 7/15

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Im back after a week off camping in the wilds of Hawaiiand what a week to miss with so many things going on in K-pop including the huge comebacks of 2NE1, Super Junior, and T-ara and in my fave K-drama of the moment Jung Yong-hwa and Juniel making cameos while Jong-hyuns character sang on the show.  Well, no use crying over missed K-pop things!  This last week in K-pop saw: Brave Entertainment debut their boy band Big Star and their 300 million won MV for Hot Boyhope that pays off, SNSDs Hyoyeon and her partner Kim Hyung-suk made it to the finals of Dancing with the Stars Korea, Season 2, 4Men and Ulala Session both released a second version of their MVs for their songs from the Gaksital OST, B.A.P. released their Goodbye MV featuring matoki, N-Train released Ill Forget You, F.T. Island released the PV for Top Secret, Boom released a new song Let Me Play featuring Gaeko, A-JAX got some Hot Game featuring KARAs Nicole (loved her shoes), NUEST wants some Action, and 2PMs Wooyoung made his solo debut with Sexy Lady.

So much things going on in K-pop, so little time.  What 5 Things happened in K-pop last week that I think were a little more special than the rest?  Keep reading to find out and as always if youre not up-to-date on your K-pop turn back now because spoilers most definitely will ensue.

5. A K-pop Flash in Hawaii

The Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce held its 11th Annual Korean Festival on July 14th at Kapiolani Park on the island of Oahu.  An estimated 30,000 people attended the festival which featured Korean Food, traditional Korean dance performances, an autograph signing session with actor Seo Ji-seok, and a concert by Kim Wan-sun.  Also throughout the day the SM Town Hawaii group did their flash mob performance to a medley of SM Entertainment artists songs.  The group had been practicing for months with the hopes that their efforts would show that Hawaii has a K-pop audience and encourage SM Entertainment to bring an SM Town concert to Hawaii. Imua SM Town Hawaii!

4. Sistar wins on Music Bank

On the July 13th episode of KBS Music Bank, Sistar got a surprising win over Super Junior marking their first music show win for their summer jingle Loving U.  The girls seemed just as surprised as everyone else over the win as they were speechless at first, began tearing up, and in the end gave the audience a full bow.  Fellow SB writer Nicholas told me I had to check it out and Im glad that I did.  Theres been a lot of talk over whether or not these music show wins mean anything and while I do agree that the voting system of these awards are at times dubious, its obvious that a win means a lot to these hard working idolsespecially the newer groups. Heres to a well deserved win for Sistar, congratulations!

Im sure it would have be even funnier with subs, but I enjoyed Saturday Night Live Korea Season 2s episode featuring the boys of Super Junior.  They left almost no idol related subject untouched and werent half bad at acting either. I especially enjoyed the skit where Eunhyuk, Kyuhyun, Shindong, and Leeteuk talk crap about each other behind their backs.

2. Tiger JK, Yubin and Bizzy on YouI

In a recent interview, Tiger JK had said he would like to work with the Wonder Girls Yubin and when hearing of it Yubin in return had said she had always wanted to work with Tiger JK. Well, ask and ye shall receive.  Tiger JK, Yubin, and Bizzy throw it down with the song I Want You on the last episode of Lee Hyori and Jung Jae-hyungs  SBS music show, YouI.

After a two year hiatus PSY returns with his 6th studio album.  The title track Gangnam Style dropped on the 15th and the song was composed entirely by PSY.  He also choreographed the MV which includes cameos by Hyuna, Noh Hong-chul and Yoo Jae-suk. The great thing about PSY is that he doesnt take himself too seriously, he has his own distinctive sound, he knows how to have fun, and hes not above making fun of himself.  Check out his boss MV for Ganagnam Style.

Those were the 5 Things I LOVED in K-pop last week, were they yours?

(SMTownHawaii, KBS2, tvN, SBS, OfficialPSY)

Super Junior and TVXQ dangle collaboration performance

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Super Junior and TVXQ dangle collaboration performance

And whilstlovers are unhappy that one of the mostparticipants of the 2 groups arent in a position to advertiseon account of their obligatoryarmy duty, fans were treated to anything amazing these daysbecause of that same reason. TVXQChangmin recently carried out with Super JuniorDonghae and Siwon due to their statuslocally and internationally. With the 3 of them being portions of the promotional police unit, fans are no doubt excite to look more in their collaboration stages.

Taeyeon isn’t refined at all in terms of dating

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Taeyeon isn’t refined at all in terms of dating

And whilst the SM Entertainment singer has shown that she has many skills, however, enthusiasts are claiming that shes incrediblymissing in being discrete, especially in connection with dating. For example, fans brought up examples involving her and JYJJunsu, in addition EXOs Baekhyun to prove that she isnt discrete at all about her relationships, losing hints continuously for fans.

Korean Girls Maximum Suspicious in their Husbands

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Korean ladiesseem likemaximum suspicious in their husbands, in step withgiantinformationresearchviamarketplace researcher Daumsoft.The company analyzed 530 million words that seemed on blogs and networkweb sites and discovered that the be aware "husband" seemed virtuallycontinuouslyalong side the words "suspicion" and "can't trust".Out of 1,924 words related most usually amongst mistrust, 314 or 16.3 %associated with "husband", followed by "Friend" (192), "employee" (71), "Mother" (66), "child" (59) and "Doctor" (40). Next were "son" (32), "father" (29) and "boyfriend" (23). This styleused to be repeated in searches of the word "Lie". The words that were most typically associated with "Lie" were "Friend" (3,013), "Mother" (754), "husband" (615) and "boyfriend" (547). "Father" also ranked 8th (376). The common appearance of "Friend" and "Mother" highlights that young Koreans are the most avid posters of comments at the Internet.Daumsoft analyzed Daum and Naver blogs and comments on popular internet sites from January of 2013 tillWould possibly of this year. "Women have a tendency to be more active than men on the web and this can have had an have an effect on on the result of the analysis", acknowledged Kwon Mi-kyung at Daumsoft.

“Lucky Romance” Provides Sneak Peek Of Ryu Jun Yeol and Hwang Jung Eum’s Hilarious Unscripted Scene

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“Lucky Romance” Provides Sneak Peek Of Ryu Jun Yeol and Hwang Jung Eum’s Hilarious Unscripted Scene

Lucky Romance Provides Sneak Peek Of Ryu Jun Yeol and Hwang Jung Eums Hilarious Unscripted SceneJiwonYu Would possibly 29, 2016 0 On Could 29, C-Jes Entertainment released some behind-the-scenes pictures of the following episode of Fortunate Romance.

In the photos, you'll run into that Hwang Jung Eum and Ryu Jun Yeol are rehearsing scenes and having a super time discussing the drama with every other.

About the photo that presentations Hwang Jung Eum blockading Ryu Jun Yeols mouth, a team of workers member who used to be at the scene relays, That scene turned into added thank you to the actors ingenious ideas. Prior to the filming began, the 2 actors idea deeply about how to make this scene more humorous. After much brainstorming, they added funny main points to absolute best this hilarious scene.

Min Hyo Rin Talks About Her Type Display Role Fashion And excellent Type

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Min Hyo Rin Talks About Her Type  Display Role Fashion  And excellent Type

Min Hyo Rin Talks About Her KindDisplay functionFashionAnd perfectSort leonid Might 29, 2016 0 Actress Min Hyo Rin affirms her admiration for actor Cha Tae Hyun and calls him her role model.

The actress seemsat theCould 28 episode of KBS2’s “Entertainment Weekly,” where she was once asked if she discovered information technologytough to be on the forged of “Unni’s Slam Dunk with such sturdy personalities.

The host then asks her about her salary from the show, and she responds “I don't have anypassion in salary. So long as it’s a task where I may beready to grow, I’ll take it.”

TWICE Wins No. 1 on “Inkigayo” With “Cheer Up”; Performances by capacity of Jonghyun, Oh My Girl, and More

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TWICE Wins No. 1 on “Inkigayo” With “Cheer Up”; Performances by capacity of Jonghyun, Oh My Girl, and More

TWICE Wins No. 1 on “Inkigayo” With “Cheer Up”; Performances by way of Jonghyun, Oh My Girl, and Morehajima Might 29, 2016 0 Congratulations to TWICE for winning No. 1 with “Cheer Up” on SBS’s “Inkigayo.” Hanging2d and 3rd were AOA and Jessica.

Meanwhile, following the departure of MC Kim Yoo Jung, guest MCs were making an appearance at the show. This week, it was BTOBs Changsub and Oh My Women Yooa.

Performers for this week’s displaycome with Jonghyun, Dana, MAP6, Oh My Girl, Shin Ji Hoon, Woohyun, AOA, MONSTA X, Romeo, Search engine optimization Ye Ahn, AFOS, Avenue Boyz, Tahiti, Giant Brain, TWICE, Akdong Musician, and SEVENTEEN.

These Footage Disclose Why TWICE’s Sana Makes The Cutest Bunny Ever

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These Footage  Disclose Why TWICE’s Sana Makes The Cutest Bunny Ever

Fan pictures of Sana from a up to date fan signalmatch is having enthusiasts woo over the feminine idol even more because of her adorable movements and facial expressions. From being smothered in bubbles to blowing soap bubbles herself, all whilstdressed in pink-and-white bunny ears, those photos will definitely make you fall in love with her when you havent already.

Sana has won the highlight in TWICEs Cheer Up promotions because of the her catchy word shy shy shy. Thus far, the gang has won seven music display awards for their track and maydefinitely rack up more as they continue to ceaselesslyremain in the head 10 thru all virtual real-time and day by potential of day charts.

Half of Korea's Best one hundred Agencies Lay Off Staff

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Half of the headone hundredcompanies in the rustic have laid off staff recently, in keeping with conglomerate tracker on Sunday. As of the finish of March, the fullchoice of workers at the pinnaclea hundred businesses declined by way of 2,116 because the end of closing year to 857,412.Fifty-one of the tip 100 reduced their personnel.The Samsung Community stood out. Samsung CT laid off 610 workers to be left with 11,473 workers, whilst Samsung Engineering shed 520 workers and used to be left with 5,553."Layoffs turned intoessential after Samsung CT's structuredepartment posted losses, and Samsung Engineering experienced capital impairment overdue last year", a conglomerate spokesman said. The nation's most sensible3 shipbuilders -- Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering and Samsung Heavy Industries -- also laid off more than 800 workers.But 14 corporations hired more staff, adding LG Chem (620), Hyundai Motor (321), Hyundai Mobis (282), Korean Air (251), Samsung Electronics (251) and Amore Pacific (244).

Jessica’s Solo Album Dominates More than a few Track Charts Even Without Television Promotions

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Jessica’s Solo Album Dominates More than a few  Track Charts Even Without Television Promotions

Jessicas Solo Album Dominates More than a fewSong Charts Even Without Television PromotionsJiwonYu Might 28, 2016 0 Looks as if Jessica is making wonderfulgood fortune with her first solo album!

The identify song Fly crowned8other music charts and her album sales recorded number 1 on Hanteo and number 4 on Billboards International Albums chart.

Furthermore, over 70,000 copies of her solo album was once sold, which is the absolute bestselection of sold albums this year for feminine solo artists.

“Running Man” Participants Move Up Opposed to three hundred University Scholars In Large Game Special

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“Running Man” Participants  Move Up Opposed to  three hundred University Scholars In Large Game Special

Running GuyIndividualsPass Up Opposed tothree hundred University Scholars In Giant Game SpecialJiwonYu Would possibly 28, 2016 0 At the upcoming episode of Running Man, the members will go against 300 university students!

During the show, the members arrive at a collegeto finish a mission. To celebrate the 300th episode of Running Man, each and every member plays games that they were best possible at during the beyond 300 episodes yet this time, its against 300 people.

The workforce relays that Kim Jong Kook provides his all to win against the students, but he finally ends upassemblyanyone as sturdy as him. Likewise, Lee Kwang Soo ends up meeting someone who suffers from bad good fortunesimilar to him, too.