Today I should be refraining myself from the Internet. But it is indeed a SCARY thing, I can’t live a day without it. LOL. I managed to stay away from my #1 distraction [read: T-W-I-T-T-E-R!!] for two days. I’m still on Facebook and Tumblr though because I think I won’t be as distracted as I am on Twitter. But I guessed wrong. Both are equally VERY distracting! ㅋㅋㅋ
Oh, back to the main story, today I found out about an awesome site ESPECIALLY for Malaysian KPoppers. I don’t know if I’m the belated one or not (given that they already have almost 60,000 ‘likes’ in their Facebook page), but I’m sharing it anyway. Malaysian KPoppers behold..! I present you…
A little info about maaduu : maaduu is a stylised representation of “madu” which means “honey” – we hope viewers will be attracted “like bees to honey” and enjoymaaduu continually. While maaduu is 100% free, content owners, actors and actresses need to be paid. So to support them in their efforts to produce premium content, maaduu is ad supported. Viewers can continue enjoying the best dramas for free while content owners continue to get paid. (awesome,right?!) And oh, they have KBS’ Music Bank too!
I’m watching maaduu on my Celcom broadband now and no buffering. So what are you waiting for, KPoppers? Go and watch maaduu now.
i recently found a very interesting fact about korean artists/entertainers [especially singers]. at first i was quite in a daze as to why they really make a big deal out of their ‘debut’ on stage. well, the truth behind it is quite shocking to me, but at the same time it explains why these korean entertainers are really good in what they are doing.
as you might know [or perhaps might not], koreans really dig boy-bands, girl-groups. i thought i’m over them since i finish high school [backstreet boys was my favourite back then]. but surprises, surprises. the “Hallyu” wave did not only make me love the dramas, but also its music, which apparently made me go crazy over boy bands again. totally not apt for my age, but heck! no harm in ‘dreaming the impossible’, right?
ok, back to the main story.
these korean entertainers, before their debut, will be put into training for years. take SNSD for instance, the girls have been trained since they were in middle school. and now look at how good they are after being nurtured for so many years. unlike malaysia, where the road to being an artist is as short as the time you take to cook a pack or ramyeon [hence the term ‘instant artist’]. no wonder they are so ‘forgettable’. even if they have the looks, they lack talent, or vice versa.
after getting myself immersed into the korean entertainment scene, i have witnessed quite a few debuts and i must say, almost all of them have different qualities and are unique in their own ways. among the new artists are 2AM [strong vocals!], 2PM [great dance moves], Blue Spring [love their voice!] Sori [sexy girl!] and many more. i guess all the long term trainings paid off.
seriously i can’t imagine if this were to be practiced here in malaysia. come to think of it, it’s almost impossible. lol. so i think this is what makes these korean entertainers good, and they have great stamina whenever they perform on stage. mind you, they have choreographed a specific dance routine for each song, so the dance moves really become memorable. [read: Wonder Girls’ ‘Tell Me’ dance, SNSD’s ‘Gee’ dance et cetera].
just to put us in a lighter mood, here’s Jumper‘s “Yes!”. this duo recently debuted in KBS Music Bank, and after a few times listening to this single, it quickly became my driving companion. 🙂 enjoy.
people who are not familiar with korean entertainment scene might ‘die of heart attack’ if i tell them the number of members in this famous korean boy band. lol. get this; there are THIRTEEN members altogether. 13, i tell you! rotfl. i too, was shocked when i knew about this, i found it rather absurd to have that many people performing on the stage together. but, to my own surprise too, i’m loving them more each day. all 13 of them. for further read: click here. yup, wikipedia has abundant info on them. so, let’s not be redundant now, shall we? 🙂
Super Junior (SuJu) had just come out with their 3rd album, ‘Sorry,Sorry,Sorry’ which is currently on repeat mode in my playlist. i was sceptical at first, thinking it’s not going to be good, which was exactly what i thought the first time i heard the song. but after their ‘comeback stage’ on KBS’ music bank, i took back my words. and their performance..? wow. yup, that’s what they did. they ‘wow’ed me alright. more than 10 people performing together, singing and dancing, well…nobody can outdone SuJu i guess.
prior to their latest album, due to the many members of the group, their management company, SM Entertainment had divided them into subgroups [well, this is only possible in south korea, i guess] namely Super Junior KRY, Super Junior T(rot), Super Junior M(andarin) and Super Junior H(appy). i was only familiar with SuJu H, because of their catchy single ‘Cooking, Cooking’.
but the one thing that made me love this group even more is because of the movie “Attack On the Pin-Up Boys“.. lol. just thinking about the movie, i got excited. the storyline is so absurd, but funny at the same time. and given all those cute faces in one movie [minus Eeteuk and Kyuhyun], this light movie is one that you should see if you’re looking for a good laugh [but in a disgusting way, mind you]. rotfl.
if someone were to ask me which group member is my favourite, i really can’t name only one. i love heechul, for his cuteness,sometimes for his ‘bad boy’ image and the fact that he’s so funny. i like shindong, because of his awesome dance moves [despite the fact that he’s the chubbiest in the group] and he’s also funny. kang-in for his voice, hangeng for his cute korean accent [he’s the only Chinese member], donghae for his ‘Yul-goon’-like face [read:Goong’s Prince Yul] and others for various reasons.
in 2008, SuJu came to Genting Highlands, Malaysia to receive their MTV Awards for Favorite Korean Artist. hehe, i liked all nominations for that category; Big Bang, Wonder Girls, SNSD. but was satisfied SuJu won nonetheless.
much loved Boys Over Flower has ended its run. huhu. so sad. even though in Malaysia we still get to see F4+Jandi in action@KBS World, but the feeling’s different now that it’s over in Korea. i used to log on to dramabeans every Tuesday to read the latest episode recap. and after this, i don’t get to do that anymore. *teary eyes*
i’m so happy with the ending, and totally agree with javabeans’ points. the ending didn’t feel rushed, kinda flowing smoothly. though i was ‘a bit’ disappointed, hoping there would be more mushy-mushy stuff between JP and JD.. [give me a break, ok.. it’s the LAST episode, so i think fanservice is acceptable!] lol.
for old time’s sake, here’s T-Max’s Almost Paradise. enjoy~