Tag Archives: f(x)

2009 – you've been good

4 Jan

Almost every other blog out there is doing some sort of “BEST OF 2009” post, so let me be a sheep and do one myself.

Qoobies Best of 09 KPOP Awards

Best Artist
G-Dragon

Best Group
2PM

Best Newcomers
2NE1, 4minute, After School, BEAST, Lady Collection, Maydoni

Best Songs (no particular order, one song per artiste)
SNSD – Gee
2NE1 – I Don’t Care
Taeyang – Wedding Dress
2PM – Heartbeat
Park Bom – You & I
Kim Tae Woo – Love Rain
4minute – Won’t Give You
After School – Because of You
Hwanhee – Bring it Back
Epik High – Wannabe
2AM – Time for Confession
Super Junior – Sorry Sorry
Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra
SHINee – Please Don’t Go
Maydoni – 7 Teen
LeesSang – Girl, Unable to Separate – Boy, Unable to Leave
Baek Ji Young – Don’t Forget

Best Albums
G-Dragon – Heartbreaker
2PM – 1:59PM
Hwanhee – H-Soul
Wheesung – Vocolate
2NE1 – 2NE1
Maydoni – 7 Teen
Untouchable – Quiet Storm
Brown Eyed Girls – Sound G.
Super Junior – Sorry Sorry
Lady Collection – Lady Collection
Kim Taewoo – T-Virus
4minute – Musik
Epik High – Map the Soul

Best MVs
2NE1 – Fire
2PM – Heartbeat
G-Dragon – Heartbreaker
Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra
Epik High – Wannabe
LeesSang – Girl, Unable to Separate – Boy, Unable to Leave

Drama
I haven’t been a huge follower of K-dramas (I’ve seen less than 10 my whole life), although that will change as I’m on a rabid download spree. Recommendation welcome!

In 2009, I’ve watched Cinderella Story (not sure why I even bothered), IRIS (very entertaining, although the last few eps were a huge let down; they either should of added a few more episodes to flesh out the story, or end it earlier) and You’re Beautiful (wasn’t going to watch this as it looked too “teen” and “cute” for my usual tastes, but so many people recommended it. Good recommendation! Park Shin Hye ^_^).

I am about to begin Return of Iljimae, and plan to watch Shining Inheritance after, since it has won so many drama awards in 09.

Variety
As I understand little Korean, the shows that I can watch it limited to the ones that are available on youtube/download with subs.  Family Outing is my no.1 variety show.  I’ve been a huge follower of the first series of couples of We Got Married, but interest has died down.  MNET Scandal seemed to have some promise, in at least we can expect to have crazy fangirl complaints; but that was a letdown too.  Other shows I watched/followed include Intimate Note, G7, Star King, 2NE1/Big Bang TV.  I wish there was a site which keeps track of all the episodes and where I could watch/download them…

Looking ahead to 2010
The Return of the Jedi Jaebum. Comebacks/LPs from:Taeyang, Big Bang, 2NE1, 1TYM, Se7en (basically YG family), Tasha/T, May Doni, Hwanhee, Hyori, BoA.  More material from the many newcomers of 09, such as BEAST, MBLAQ, 4minute, Untouchable, f(x).  Less freaky gifts from netizens to their idols.  Return of X-man alumni HaHa and Kim Jong Min. Movies/dramas/variety/eye candy which feature either Park Shin Hye, Ha Ji Won, Jun Ji Hyun, Park Bo Young, or better yet, all of them together. Anything with Kim Sooro – God of Study is a good start for 2010. New Cha Tae Hyun movie?

And of course, a new blog site. Damn will I ever be able to make it?

2010 – let’s hope for a even more exciting year for k-entertainment!

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chu wanna lachata with f(x)?

5 Nov

f(x) will be releasing their first album in November, the lead single entitled “Chu~♡“.

Where does SM Ent. songwriters get their inspiration for song titles from? Pokemon?

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MV teaser for Chu released.

WHO THE HELL GAVE SULLI DREADS?!

Nevertheless, she’s still freaking cute.

First performance is tomorrow, and full mini album (only 3 tracks!) soon after~

dbsk vs sme

2 Nov

Anyone remotely following kpop news will have heard of the whole DBSK (Yoochun, Jaejoong, Junsu) vs SME lawsuit (if not, where the hell have you been?! Check out Kbites / allkpop for updates).  Now, I’m not a huge follow of the boys. They got some pretty smooth moves and awesome vocals, but they’re too boy band-ish for my taste. So forgive me for my lighthearted view of the situation, I just find it pretty hilarious.

First off, Yunho and and Changmin finally broke their silence and released a statement, which basically screwed their fellow members over in support of SME.

…We believe that our Korean promotion, planned for next spring, should be prepared at least 6 months in advance before our future as one becomes unclear. If the other three members truly want to stay as one DBSK, they must make a decision before it’s too late…

Translation: “I give you 10 days to beg forgiveness and ring my ding dong otherwise, screw you and see-you!”

Then, SME obviously threatened SHINee that they would have to wear bright skinny pants from the GEE video and make them adopt the same hair styles as Brian and Hwanhee (Fly to the Sky) had if they did not release a statement in support of SME.

SME helped us a lot in the beginning as we didn’t really know what to do. But as we gained more experience, we start to express our opinions. The company reflects our opinions on many things such as the lyrics, pairing of members and our style. Without such supportive environment, we won’t be able to sing our songs like we sing them now.

SME listens to the artists’ opinions and everyone is close, unlike other entertainment companies. Everyone respects each other and supports each other, just like you can see in Dream Concert or SM Concert. Artists of SME are trained well from the beginning to the point where people say that SME’s artists are very well mannered.

Regarding f(x), a recent rookie group that debuted from SME, SHINee said;

We’ve seen them since they were trainees but didn’t expect them to debut so quickly. Did not think Sulli would be so tall and beautiful, haha. Now we know what it feels like to have juniors, and we can see why groups that are senior to us have been so nice and caring to us. We’re following the tradition by giving lots of advice to f(x).

Translation: SME is full of win, all other ent. groups suck ass. Talking of ass, I want a piece of Sulli’s

Day by Day

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If that wasn’t enough, they got the big guns out. That’s right.  They asked daddy Yunho and daddy Changmin to release a statement too.

Don’t really understand why Yunho and Changmin are coming out in FULL support of SME.  They’re getting paid peanuts considering they are arguably the biggest male group in Asia.

10 days left – what will the three amigo’s decide?

Quotes and statements taken from allkpop.

weekend wrap: jaebum update & f(x) pics

27 Oct

Watch the eng sub of KBS Sunday Night courtesy of time2sub:

Damn, KBS was hyping up this show so it seemed that Jaebum was giving them an exclusive interview or something.  But all they did was send a PD and his camera crew to stalk him. Mega creepy and uncomfortable to watch.  Real sad.

On brighter news, some pics of f(x) from the Cyworld Digital Awards!:f(x) cyworld

Victoria is really beautiful but Sulli is sooo adorable!

I think she’s worth some jail time.

4minute vs f(x)

3 Sep

Alritey then.

Just finished watching the newly released MVs, Lachata by f(x) and Muzik by 4minute.

f(x) is a brand spanking new girl group from SM entertainment, supposedly a female version of SHINee.  If they really do produce the same kind of music as SHINee, I will be a happy laddy, cuz although quite frankly, SHINee looks like a bunch of wussies (imo anyway, fangirls don’t kill me ^^) with their skinny pants and their silky dance sets, they pack some awesome vocals and good, RnB style songs.

Lachata was disappointing.  First, the word Lachata doesn’t exist.  At least with something like Rainism or Mirotic, there was a proper meaning behind it.  Lachata is just a “catchy term of exclamation.”  Erm…. whuttt?  Second, the song is slightly tedious.  It doesn’t show their vocal skills, nor is it very catchy.  At least the girls were lookin hottttt in the MV. And they’re wearing dark, more mature style of clothing! No bright pants or funky hair.  Nice to see a group wearing clothes you would actually wear out onto the street without being embarrassed.

Muzik for me, was a better track.  Although by no means the best track on their first mini album, For Muzik. 안줄래 (Won’t Give You) and What A Girl Wants are my favs, my kinda style~  The MV was aiiight, but HyunA has fugly hair, Bulma (dragonballz) style ><  Why mess with something that wasn’t broken?

(Vids courtesy of urasiansourcekpop on youtube)

If 4minute keep producing songs like Won’t Give You… then call me a fan.  And if f(x) turn up the heat and produce SHINee style songs (the slower, RnB style ones.. not crap like Juliette!), then I’m a lucky guy: Good Tunes + Hot Girls = Win.

Can they compete with 2NE1? I don’t think so since 2NE1 are on fire! (see what i did there? eh? eh eh?)

Don’t worry Dara, I won’t cheat on you with these newbies ^^