To celebrate The Fany Pack's 100th post, I thought I'd reflect on kpop's hidden English. Often, kpop songs sprinkle in some fantastic, elastic Engrish phrases that leaving me scratching my head. But this post highlights those times when as a listener, I couldn't even tell there was English in the song, or at least misheard to the point of incomprehension.
Welcome to Hwayoung's wonderland. Enter at your own risk.
SEOUL - As Park Su Choi gets off of the metro near Dongguk University she can't help but notice the large advertisement staring back at her. The ad features Tiffany of Girls Generation holding a small bottle of perfume with the word 'GiRL' splashed across the bottom. "I think she's really pretty", Park says, "I wish I could be that naturally pretty...".
SHINee's latest song, "Dream Girl," came out earlier today. The song is tolerable, though not as fun as "Sherlock" or as different as "Lucifer." The video is another SM snooze-fest, though. It is one of the least interesting videos I've seen recently (though for full disclosure Rainbow's "Tell Me, Tell Me" still holds the title of "Most Boring Video I've Seen All Year.")
Something went wrong somewhere in the making of the short video for Orange Caramel's new Japanese track, "Cookies, Cream and Mint." Somewhere along the way, someone made some bad decisions. Hey, we all do sometimes. It's just that most people's bad decisions aren't so obvious. (Except face tattoos. Always obvious. Always a bad decision.)
To celebrate Jay Park's latest exhibition in don't-give-a-fuck-itude, "Appetizer," let's rewind a year with "Know Your Name."
While "Know Your Name" doesn't include the phrases "your girl whack me off," "but I ain't a bitch though," "got me stiffer than a surfboard," and "haters can eat a dick," it's still lots of fun to listen to. So enjoy.
Jay Park doesn't want your number. He just wants to know your name.
I had so much fun wading through bullshit last week, that I've decided to make this a weekly thing. If you don't know what it's about, here's my original post. Basically, I compile the most ridiculous, the lamest, the dumbest and the most unimportant kpop news of the week, so you don't have to. I do it for you, baby ;p
I enjoyed watching B.A.P.'s new video, "One Shot," over Rainbow's latest release, "Tell Me, Tell Me." Here are two videos that could not be more different, by two groups who share little in common and have different target audiences. Rainbow is geared toward that sweet young to middle-aged male demographic, while B.A.P. was created so middle-school girls could have someone's name to write all over their possessions. In other words, it's weird to compare these two videos, but hear me out.
This week brought the news that SHINee is coming back Feb. 19 with "Dream Girl."
I'd love to play with your Pinocchio, Key. Wait, was that weird? It was, wasn't it ...
To celebrate this announcement, let's look back on "Ring Ding Dong," one of the more embarrassing songs to which I listen. It's not the only SHINee song I listen to that fills me with shame, though. At the end of December, I listed SHINee's last big hit, "Sherlock," as one of my guilty pleasure songs of 2012.
When I started making this post, I couldn't decide whether "Ring Ding Dong" or "Sherlock" was the more embarrassing song to like. To help myself decide, I've created a scorecard that can be tailored to any kpop song to A) determine whether said song is shameful and B) compare song to others.
There are some days the kpop world is blowing up with big-name comebacks, scandals and exciting celebrity news.
Today has not been one of those days.
No, today's news cycle has ranged from boring to "You call that news?"
To help you wade through all that bullshit, I've rounded up the day's dumbest, most ridiculous, and most unimportant kpop news items. So if you're incredibly bored, hate yourself or think important news is passe, enjoy.
OK, so I've been feeling a little nostalgic this week, well fake nostalgic. You know those things about which you feel nostalgia even though you actually never experienced them at the time they came about? I feel fake nostalgic about American '70s music all the time. I wasn't alive then, but I still think back to when "times were easier" like I know a fucking thing I'm talking about.