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[Random Rants] Farewell Sica

So obviously one of the biggest news in the kpop world the last few days is Jessica’s surprising dismissal from SNSD.  The fallout has been swift with fingers being pointed everywhere and theories popping up left and right as to what happened.  Even SME’s stock price has dropped over 8% since the news dropped.  I could go into details of what happened, but it’s probably easier to read it elsewhere.  I personally prefer the Asianjunkie articles here, here, and here.

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[Girl Group Wars] Top Girl Group Visuals 2014 Edition

Girl Groups 03

It’s been over two years since this post and so I decided to do a quick refresher just because of how popular the old one seemed to be.  The requirement that they be the face of the group was a bit too restrictive, and led to many a debate on comments, so this time I’m opening it up to all members.  So without further ado, here is my current list of the best looking idols.  As always, feel free to post your own list as well.

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[Best of the Best] Top Songs of 2013

Ailee - Doll House 4minute - Name is 4minute SISTAR - Give it to Me SNSD - I Got a Boy

Another year draws to a close so it’s time for my yearly lists.  I know this blog has been inactive for the most part due to the busy schedules of myself and Thekoreanjjang, but surprisingly we still get a decent amount of hits.  Hitting a million was something that neither of us could have anticipated and I thank everyone who has browsed through this site since it’s inception early last year.  Admittedly, most have come for the few drama recaps I did, but there are still a good number of you who have come and see our various musings on the world of Kpop.  Thank you all again for visiting and happy holidays.

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[Random Rant] Areum Leaves T-ara

Areum

In a surprising turn of events, Areum has announced that she will be leaving T-ara to pursue a solo career.  *Runs to get popcorn for ensuing netizen explosion*

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[Random Rants] Poll: Favorite SNSD Member’s OST Part 2

Poll - SNSD OST Part 2

Another year, and another round of OSTs for the SNSD girls.  In the last poll, Taeyeon garnered 38% of the vote as of this post and has a fairly commanding lead over Tiffany’s offering.  This year, 3 out of the 4 vocalists are back with Sunny being the new addition replacing Seohyun.  I’m surprised that Jessica’s song did so poorly last year, given that it was my personal favorite, but hopefully she does better this time around.  Check out all four and vote again below!

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[Girl Group Wars] 2013 Girl Group Fantasy Draft

Girl Groups

Like with the comparisons, this little idea came about on another lazy weekend.  Everyone has their own personal biases and thinks that maybe a certain idol would be better off in a group other than the one they’re in.  In some cases, like T-ara’s Soyeon or 4minute’s Hyuna, they were already part of a group and then switched.  With this exercise, we explored 8 different variations of the current girl group members.
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[Girl Group Wars] Singer Rankings

Singer Rankings

Kpopencarta here.  I know it’s been a while since my last blog post, but I’ve been super busy the last few months.  I wish I had time to do recaps again, but alas I don’t think that’ll be the case.  Instead, I guess we’ll have to go back to my random musings on the world of kpop.  And so, without further ado, I present to you my rankings for the best vocalists in the world of female idols.
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[Drama Recap] 2012 Drama Awards

Actors and Actresses

While 2012 was a disappointing year for dramas, it was actually a pretty good year for young actors/actresses.  There were quite a few solid rookies this year, and a few breakout performances by some not-so-rookies.  Some, like Kim Soo Hyun and Song Joong Ki firmly established themselves as rising stars, while child actors like Kim So Hyun(not related) and Yeo Jin Goo showed just how talented the next wave of actors/actresses will be.  Here, we’ll take a moment to recognize those who make their living by being people other than themselves.

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[Drama Recap] Year in Review: 2012 Dramas

Dramas 20122012 is finally over and we’re still here so I guess the Mayans were wrong all along.  For the most part, it was as pretty disappointing year for dramas.  Several dramas that I had high expectations for fell flat(Big, Dream High 2) and many were pretty mediocre.  There were a few brights spots(King 2 Hearts, Gentleman’s Dignity), but I’m hoping that 2013 will bring qualities dramas compared to last year.

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[Best of the Best] Top 5 Songs Not Promoted on Music Shows in 2012

Best 5 Songs Not Promoted on Music Shows

For obvious reasons, not all songs that get released can be promoted on music shows.  Artists pick the song that they think will do best and that’s their main track.  Here I’ll discuss 5 songs that may not have been promoted but I still very much enjoyed.

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