[UPDATED] Evolution of Kpop (1995 – 2011) Part 3 Focuses on the Negative Parts of the Hallyu Wave

After re-uploading part 2 of this project, I felt bad to all the people that I told to check part two out TWICE. In order to show appreciation and apologize for all the glitches and problems, I decided to upload part three even quicker. I would’ve uploaded this Friday, but I thought, I might as well now. Smiley faces?

Anyway, part three will not be thoroughly fun for hardcore kpop fans who can’t take negative criticisms nicely. Continue reading

[Movie Review] The Wonder Girls At The Apollo

Well, just yesterday I finally watched Wonder Girls’ movie titled “The Wonder Girls at the Apollo.” Because I watched the movie, I thought it’d be a fun idea to do a movie review for it. Now, I’m going to be harsh and I’m going to be nice. I observed almost everything about the movie. To their styles, their walk and of course their performance. Now, I did not leave the crew behind the camera out also. I watched the editing, I watched for lighting and I also watched for how the camera operator performed. Some people may ask “how would I know these things?” Well, I actually take film classes and acting classes, so I understand 70/30 of everything that was going on. This will be an interesting journey. Won’t it, KoJos?

Okay, let’s start with the story. The story was, well, cliché. Continue reading

Evolution of Kpop (1995 – 2011) Part 2 Released!

I’m sorry I took so long just to upload the part 2. I was supposed to upload it last weekend, but I got really lazy and spent two weeks off. Haha. Anyway, the part two is now released. This one talks about tourism, money and the first Korean to reach the Billboard’s Hot 100 as well as more videos focusing in the years of 2002 to 2004. Hope you guys enjoyed the first part and will enjoy this part.

More parts will be coming soon, of course. Three more to go. Continue reading

Korean High School Life – Study, Suicide and Beauty

Well, this was something I didn’t really garner too much interest in until a friend of mine sent me a video via Facebook. What a title, eh?

Anyway, I clicked on play and began watching the 18 minute documentary of a teenager’s life in Korea. At first, some stuff surprised me a little bit due to the fact that I live in the States and as more information was thrown at me, it just made me wonder many things.

The video explains many things in which Korean high school students focus on. The most important one: studying. In the video and information I discovered while researching, I realized that Korean students take sixteen hours off their daily life to study. I thought I spent long times studying. They take this time out of their daily life to study in order to pass exams, and passing exams means getting to a good school, and getting to a good school means getting a good career, and getting to a good career means obtaining a good life. Interesting, right? But the stress of studying and leaving out their social life also affects them, badly. One major problem being … suicide. Suicide has become highly common among Korean high school students, and the major cause being school. Daily life schedule as a Korean teenager attending boarding school: Continue reading

Evolution of Kpop (1995 – 2011) Part 1 … NOW OUT!!

Honestly, this project took over three months to complete from finding information, translating, downloading, brainstorming, editing, saving, losing files and so on. This was one of the longest project I had done. To even better the video, I spent my hard earned time trying to find a perfect editing software to make the video look clean cut for all of you guys and trust me, I tried. It may not look nice and neat to some, but please understand the time spent to make this video.

Firstly, let me explain what this video is about. The first video (part 1) will introduce what the Hallyu Wave and Kpop are. It will discuss the international fame it took and then we shall move on to videos and music. If you don’t understand what I mean, watch the video. Continue reading

T.O.P’s “Turn It Up” Expected MC Mong’s Controversy?

~CREEPY~

The world is full of creep things and this is one of it. I do not believe in psychics nor do I believe in coincidences like this one. The world is full of plans and this might have been one.

In T.O.P’s song “Turn It Up”, it seemed that there might have been a message being sent out and it was to MC Mong.

I did not write about MC Mong’s controversy, but I do know a little snippet about it. MC Mong is being accused for distributing execution of Government laws and hasn’t fulfilled his military service, to summarize it all up.

In June, T.O.P revealed his self-written song in January of 2010, and later on revealed the video in June. There is a part in the video that surprised everyone and might have something to do with MC Mong’s Controversy. Continue reading

New Category!!

I made this new category some few weeks before, but I’m not sure if some of you guys realized that. If you look under the “Hot Categories” section, you’ll see a new category. Can anyone figure out what it is. If not, well then… now I know you don’t look much at the category. Anyways, the new category is titled Continue reading