Before Valentine’s Day is over, I’d suggest to check out these 8 Romantic Korean Phrases for Valentine’s Day. The descriptions and images are cute and I guess you’ll grasp the meaning of the words quickly. If you are a little into Korean language I bet this will trigger your curiosity even more and make you look smart by dropping these slang words into your conversations: mil-dang, sseom ta-da, mo-tae solo, sing-koong-ha-da, poom-jeol-nyeo / poom-jeol-nam, bol-mae, hoon-nyeo / hoon-nam and dol-sing-nyeo / dol-sing-nam.
About 10 years ago you could hardly find a cup of coffee in Korea, yet a coffee shop. A weird picture if you look at Korea nowadays as every major city owns tons of coffee shops. About every 10th building in Seoul is a café and they are a crucial part of the student and dating culture. You can just hang out in a regular café drinking green tea chai latte or enjoying honeybread, but there are also some unique themed cafés, such as Continue reading
Christmas is finally here and it’s time to celebrate. Yes, we made it through the Christmas Calendar and thank you for everybody who stayed tuned until the end. I really really appreciate it so much! 🙂 Santa has already brought all presents to children in Germany and they will unwrap on today’s evening – so I guess it’s time to say “Thank you” to Santa. This is also the message of our last song Santa, U Are The One – sung by no other major K-pop band than Super Junior Continue reading
It’s time for a more fun and upbeat Christmas song again: I Do I Do does just the thing. It’s a bouncy mid-tempo K-pop song which is full of charms. Once known as a sexy (and plus-size in my view) girl band, Secret is all adorable and cute again in this video. They surely had songs which showed their vocal abilities better, but, well, it’s a Christmas song and it’s not that bad. Sadly the lyrics are flat, lack depth and therefore, targeted to a teenager audience. Yet, the music video Continue reading
Christmas K-pop songs don’t always have to be fun, festive or have a simple concept or story line – this is what SM Entertainment proved with EXO‘s Miracles in December. EXO benefits highly from SM Entertainment poring all their money into their development and their staff’s creative mind. Already having two mega hits in 2013 (Wolf and Growl) EXO continued their success with their first winter album Miracles in December with the same named title track which was released with a music video in Korean and Chinese. As in Day 6, Christmas Day not all EXO members are taking part in singing, but only the three main vocalists Baekhyun, Chen and D.O Continue reading
Just a few days left till Christmas and we are turning down the tune to more slow-tempo K-pop songs. There are so many K-pop idols how can you do all of them justice on Christmas? The solution for agencies is of course to form collaborations to master this difficulty, but it’s hard to find a music style which fits all their artists. DSP Media released a Christmas album 2014 on which you can find a song of every one of their singing act, however, only the title track White was released with a music video. Kara, Rainbow, A-Jax, Somin and Chaewon of DSP Girls (now known as April) and Oh Jong-Hyuk gather to sing a light and uncomplicated track. Sadly, the male voices are not strong enough to keep up with the female voices and get lost in the background. Continue reading
While searching the internet for some new K-pop Christmas songs I passed by Kanto and Before the Snow and I found it intriguing right away. First of all, it is different from your average K-pop song though I can’t really point my finger on it. Is it because the majority of the song is rapped? Or because the voices of Kanto and As One just match so perfectly? A really stern male voice struggling to convey his feelings and light feminine voices shyly wishing to be with him. Why does this song feel so much more honest than
Are you bored and stuck in school, uni or at work? Then there is no better way to ring in the weekend and pump up your mood than with Lonely Christmas. Yes, this is everything you might picture K-pop to be like – the stereotypical K-pop: cute girls, a crazy concept, in-your-face outfits, an intriguing dance, hilarious Korean humor, a persumably simple music video and an awfully catchy tune. It’s Crayon Pop and being simple, but unique, having a sing-along song and an easy to pick up choreo is was Crayon Pop stands for.
Who ever you think was the greatest K-pop act in Korea 2013, it wasn’t, Continue reading
It’s BtoB again. We already had on Day 5, The Winter’s Tale as a track of their Christmas album 2014. Both songs were released as kind of couple track which is clearer if you know the Korean titles. The original Korean title of Winter’s Tale can be translated into “don’t cry” which matches to You Can Cry . As said before, especially young idols have to keep up their cute image once in a while. Even though You Can Cry is less cheesy than Winter’s Tale it still has an innocent, nice guy image (for which I guess I’m getting to old). As BtoB already play the cute part well enough I’m relieved that the video’s concept isn’t too festive and complicated. Strangely it feels less fake Continue reading
On Monday we were jingling happily to Pink Romance by Starship Planet today we are more melancholic with saying Goodbye to Romance. This track which is dedicated to childhood wraps up Sunny Hill‘s successful year 2012. Even though it is a sentimental song – which I stated before I’m not a particularly keen of – I congratulate the girls and their agency for being more creative and bringing more depth to the K-pop Christmas lyrics. In contrast to all the joy we have seen in other videos, Goodbye to Romance reminds us that Christmas is also the most nostalgic time of the year in which you reflect and cherish memories of the past. Continue reading