All Hail The Llama Queen: A Moment Of Amber Appreciation

Amber is the rapper of the now four member SME girl group, f(x), and is a shining beacon of hope and modernity in Kpop. She is best known for being androgynous, opting for men’s clothing and a short hair cut, a concept that initially earned her a large fan base, but has since gotten her some criticism. Even I can cop to complaining that Amber was getting boring by doing the … Continue reading All Hail The Llama Queen: A Moment Of Amber Appreciation

Dear Wonder Girls, Apologies (And Congrats) Are In Order

I’m just gonna come right out and say it, I. WAS. WRONG. I was wrong about everything from doubting your ability to bounce back from sure demise brought on by the mismanaging hands of Mr. Plastic Pants, to doubting the whole retro band makeover. With the departure of Sunye, and then Sohee, I didn’t believe that the Wonder Girls would or could ever regain what they had during … Continue reading Dear Wonder Girls, Apologies (And Congrats) Are In Order

Kim Kibum: Perhaps The Greatest Mystery In The History Of Kpop

Alleged Super Junior member, Kim Kibum, has announced his departure from the group as well as SM Entertainment with an instagram post. For the 10 years that Super Junior has been around, Kim Kibum has dodged in and out of relevance. Kim Kibum IS and WAS a mystery wrapped in an enigma and slapped with a big ol’ confusing bow. I never, and still don’t understand, what his role in … Continue reading Kim Kibum: Perhaps The Greatest Mystery In The History Of Kpop

[We’re Bi-List] Shaquanda’s Top 15 Biases

Having a bias is not always seen as a good thing, but in Kpop it is EVERYTHING. It’s the reason for getting out of bed, and checking the Twitter feeds, liking Instagram pics, and everything in between! So, I’ve decided to share with you, our lovely readers, my top 10 reasons for life itself. *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * … Continue reading [We’re Bi-List] Shaquanda’s Top 15 Biases

Kpop Dieting: A Lifestyle to Die By

Disturbing stuff is going on in the world of Korean Entertainment. While fans, and netizens get side tracked by their outrage over and public dating and sexuality, truly appalling life choices are completely going unnoticed. As if overexposure, awkward on stage self rub downs, and double standards weren’t bad enough for Kpop’s girl groups, starvation seems to be the unspoken, unaddressed norm. While girl group … Continue reading Kpop Dieting: A Lifestyle to Die By

Hallyu-America Crossover: Wait…Are We Sure About This?!!

The following piece was written with a touch of sarcasm An American crossover seems to be the ultimate goal for much of the Korean entertainment industry. And, for many fans it would be a dream come true to have their favorite Korean celebs in such close range. But, as nice as this sounds in theory, you have to wonder would it really be everything we … Continue reading Hallyu-America Crossover: Wait…Are We Sure About This?!!

My Take: Racism in Korea and Kpop, Does It Exist?

Race, and racism in Korea and Kpop is a controversial topic for international fans of the Hallyu Wave, and draws opinions of all kinds. *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * In Korea, dark skin was associated … Continue reading My Take: Racism in Korea and Kpop, Does It Exist?

My Take on the T-ara Controversy

Right now T-ara is probably the most talked about group in Kpop right now, not for their music, but for the departure of member Hwayoung, and rumors of bullying, and rifts within the group. I have been reading article after article about this controversy, and I’ve read a variety of opinions about the girls of T-ara, and the public’s reactions. Now that all the news about … Continue reading My Take on the T-ara Controversy

Block B: My Take on The Thai Controversy

OKAY! I have been sitting on this for a LONG TIME!!!! First, let me make clear what I am talking about. Thailand was recently effected by flooding, and soon after Block B visited Thailand where they did an interview with RYT9 (a news source). During the interview they were asked about the flooding, and this is what was said “I know that many people have … Continue reading Block B: My Take on The Thai Controversy