Tag Archives: kpop

KPOP iPhone Ringtones

10 Apr

Holy crap. I haven’t posted in almost 4 months! Busy with work and studies… yadda yadda yadda.

But I’m back as I’ve got something to share with everyone: iPhone ringtones!

I love my iPhone but one crappy thing about it is you cannot use MP3 as your ringtone. That’s why you and 95% of other iPhone users are probably using the same generic ringtone.

Well I’ve got a pretty cool app which enables me to make my own ringtones in the .m4r format that the iPhone requires. I’ve now made up a pretty large selecting of ringtones, mostly Kpop but with some Jpop, Cpop and western music too. Thought I’d share some with you iPhone-using Kpop-loving people  ^^

I will be taking requests for Kpop ringtones. You can do contact me by:

1) messaging me on Twitter (@qoobie23) or on this blog
2) Name of the artist (romanized), and track name
3) Which part of the song you want as the ringtone (e.g. 1:04 – 1:34)

Today, I’ll be sharing MBLAQ’s Cry and GDTOP’s Oh Yeah! Please no hotlinking, at least without full credits. Enjoy 🙂

MBLAQ – Cry Ringtone
GDTOP – Oh Yeah! Ringtone

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What I Like: KPOP

9 Sep

My first encounter with Kpop was around 10 years ago, when I noticed a Korean buddy of mine bought a shiny new Sony Discman.

“Hey man – I thought you were gonna buy one of those new music players, a MP3 player, Samsung Yepp?”

“I was. But my bro just got back from Korea. He bought me a CD. New group called Fly to the Sky. Don’t laugh man, the name sounds gay, but they are so awesome. Can’t stop listening to them”

Forget about the fact that you can burn CDs to transfer the music onto an MP3 player (Hey, we were young and technological newbs. I bought a freaking MD player. What a waste.) But I was intrigued at why my friend would spend a huge amount of money -for a kid- just to listen to music by 2 guys with the craziest hair.

Hairstyle name: Parting Mop Head

But after listening to them, it was love at first sight listen.

From there, I went onto BoA, a bit of HOT, bit of Shinhwa, god, watching X-man, Rain, Se7en, Wheesung, Tasha, JinuSean, 1TYM, Big bang (basically most of YG) etc.

Korean music is different, unique, trendy. At least compared to Chinese music. Korean music can actually be defined into different genres. There is only one type of Chinese music – Karaoke CPOP. The singers themselves are also the full package – most are multi talented: singing, rapping, dancing, acting, comedy, variety and to boot, they are HOT. No wonder the Chinese music companies are trying to replicate Korean music, and bringing in Korean coaches to train new Chinese talent.

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Below is a list of my favourite Kpop artists – you can see the majority is made up of RnB and Hip Hop artists.  I’ve also made a list for singers that I think have a great future ahead. If they fulfill their potential, then I hope to promote them to my “Fav Kpop Artists” list 😀

Fav Kpop Artists
Big Bang, Epik High, 1TYM, JinuSean, BoA, Fly to the Sky (now Hwanhee), Wheesung, Tasha, SHINee, 2NE1, Rain, Se7en, 2PM, Younha, 4men, Brown Eyed Soul, Lyn, Gummy, god, Dynamic Duo, J.ae, Clazziquai

Ones to Look out for
One Way, 4minute, MBLAQ, BEAST, Secret, Untouchable, Navi, May Doni, Seo In Gook, Kim Yeo Hee

I listen other singers too, like DBSK, SNSD, After School, CN Blue. FT Island etc, but they aren’t my absolute favourite.

Big Bang - All sorts of awesome

I’ll create a page for these lists, which I’ll update every so often, so you can see who I think are hot right now. I don’t listen to much indie, but you have any good recommendations based on my taste, feel free to suggest some.

Cheerio!

Qoobie Says Hi

30 Aug

HI

Welcome to my new blog! Some of you may have stumbled here from my old blog, freeingyourwings.wordpress.com, which is on its last knees. But do not fear! Having purchased my first ‘smartphone’ (wooo iPhone!), I am keen to start blogging again, and have also returned to twitter (follow me – @qoobie23).

Beware – some of my posts may be a bit nonsensical, and random. I may also hate on your favourite KPOP artist.  But my blog,  my rules. Bwahaha.

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OK – just realised I can import posts/comments from my other blog, which I am doing now. No need to waste my Pulitzer/Def Jam Comedy grade writing.

Nam Gyuri featuring Oneway

29 Apr

DISGUSTED after listening to the new track. My rant in full @asiawhat HERE

ASIAWHAT!

1 Mar

Please support ASIAWHAT!  My new blog site is up at www.asiawhat.com

Very prelim, but new posts will be published soon.

See you there 😀

too many thoughts, too little time

6 Nov

So initially, I started this blog to keep track of my new life in Hong Kong, commenting on my favourite hobbies and topics, including asian culture, music and food.  But after starting my job and having other commitments, I’ve really struggled to find the time to blog about all the things I want to.

You’ll find most of my posts are quite tongue-in-cheek, and I often make fun of kpop, and life in general.

Most other blogs try to be unbiased and keep their readers happy.  Thats just not me, and I’m not afraid of heating things up a bit, whilst at the same time making some people smile.

Wish I had more time though =(  I know don’t get many people visiting here, with only a couple of frequent commentators to keep me interested (looking at you izzie and jane haha), but I wanna continue with this thing.

So anyway, what I wanna say is if anyone at all has any similar interests to me (english music, cpop, kpop, jpop, football, basketball, food and cooking, travelling, asian culture, US TV) and wanna put a fun little blog together, that is unafraid to hurt some ickle netizen feelings, then let me know.

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kpop i missed out on: 4men

4 Nov

As some of you may recall, my first post about Kpop I missed out on was Brown Eyed Soul.  I liked them so much I went to 10 diff record shops here to find there albums.  Sadly, I could only find their most recent album in the shops (kinda hard to purchase non-idol kpop here in Hong Kong…)

Anyhoooo, during my recent rather illegal download sprees online listening, I came across 4men. I’ve seen ppl comment about how “legendary” they were, that they are one of the best vocal groups in Korea, but I never actual listened to any of their material.  They released a mini album a few days ago, and although it only contain 3 full length songs, their vocals and harmony, soul and rhythm, was ahhhmazing.  They have a similar style to Brown Eyed Soul and Fly to the Sky, my favourite kinda music~

4men

I need to go digging for their old albums and some more info about them.  I assume one member has left, otherwise they must be seriously retarded to name a trio as 4men.

Anyone out there can recommend me their best songs?

If you haven’t heard of them, go check them out! NOW!