14 Days of Kpop: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole

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

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14 Days of Kpop: Kdrama and Classical Piano

 

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.

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Come Celebrate Our Two Year Anniversary With Kpop & Song Joong Ki

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

Kmuse’s Musings: A Morning of Kpop Comebacks

.;a1a2s.pngI 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

Post K-Pop Concert Depression: Why Does it Happen?  What Can You Do?

.;a1.pngAfter 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

Fangirl Stalking Shin Won Ho

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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