To conclude our kpop segment, we’d like to share with you the stories of how we got into kpop. So sit back and nod along as you recognize a “falling down the rabbit hole” story that might be very similar to your own! Continue reading
We are talking a lot of Kpop this month at Dramas With a Side of Kimchi but I feel like we have time for a little classical music. If we find it in Kdramas it counts, right? Although there is a lot of interesting background music I could talk about, I remember being pulled in most strongly by the piano playing that took center stage in Secret Love Affair. I listen more often to orchestral music than piano solos, but I loved this. Three years ago Yoo Ah-in astounded us by playing Schubert and Rachmaninoff in concert.
In celebration of our 2nd Blog Anniversary, we decided to do something a little special. We are going to do a two-week series on Kpop (and a bit of other Kmusic as well… but mostly Kpop). Yup, it is a whole bunch of the other side of Kentertainment. A side we all love but rarely talk about. And it would not be a proper anniversary celebration without presents. Only, this time we are giving you the chance to win a fun Song Joong Ki themed present. Continue reading
Disclaimer: I am a maknae in EVERYTHING when it comes to Korean entertainment. My sunbaes who are Shawols were very kind and allowed me to take SHINee, since that is the only group I’m even remotely acquainted with. THANK YOU, Jennie Bennett!
When it comes to K-entertainment, I really am such a newbie. I’ve only been watching since January of this year, so I’ve had to learn a lot of things about a completely new culture very quickly, because I hate missing out on the jokes.
Okay, it’s also because I want to understand the culture, but I really, really hate missing jokes. Continue reading
I started the morning off like any other. I dumped the kids at school at an ungodly hour (what? No one should be forced to wake up before 9.) and shuffled back into the house debating on whether I should just fall back into bed. Instead, I opened up my twitter account and was overwhelmed with visions of a blond Roy Kim in various bright colored screenshots and now here I am. Inspired to discuss, not just one, but three Kpop comebacks. So join me as I chat about my thoughts regarding the newest MV’s by Roy Kim, Twice, and VIXX. Continue reading
After the glare of the stage lights is just a memory, you’ve said goodbye to the friends you made in line or met up with for the show, and you have returned to the reality of daily life, it is not unusual to feel a little down. Post concert depression (PCD) is surprisingly common. Symptoms can range from feeling slightly blue to signs associated with clinical depression such as wanting to withdraw from daily activities, crying jags, apathy, and a feeling of hopelessness. So, what is it and why does it happen? Is it just the price fangirls (and boys) pay for reaching such an emotional high during the show or are there things that can be done to alleviate the symptoms? Continue reading
The lights dimmed, the chanting of the crowd echoed the beat of the music, and then suddenly, in a flash of lights and color, the group burst onto the stage. It was my first live K-pop experience, and it changed me. My K-pop story is now forever rewritten. Continue reading
It is amazing how much Kpop has expanded since the days we started our Korean addiction. Which is why we thought it would be a great time to do some throwback kpop MVs. Did yours make the cut? Be sure to let us know in the comments! Continue reading
While stalking major hallyu stars is a beautiful way to spend a few weeks, sometimes it’s fun to stalk a rising star. One who has some drama credits to his name but who can be effectively stalked in a couple (sleepless) days. One who happens to be a rising k-pop star. One who- oh, I don’t know- has a porcelain baby face and a crush on our favorite mermaid. Fellow stalkers, I give you the play by play of our favorite hacker, Teo-Oh, otherwise known as Shin Won-Ho.￼ Continue reading