Kamis, 29 November 2012

B.A.P Yes Sir!

Hello again! Now I'll bring you the Best, Absolute, Perfect Rookie of 2012! *drum rolls* here comes B.A.P!! Yes Sir!
from left to right : Bang Yongguk, Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, Jongup, Zelo

B.A.P (Korean: 비에이피; an acronym for Best Absolute Perfect) is a six-member hip-hop South Korean boy band formed in 2012 under the management of TS Entertainment. The group consists of Bang Yong Guk, Kim Himchan, Jung Daehyun, Yoo Youngjae, Moon Jongup, and Zelo (Choi Junhong).
The members were introduced to public individually. First, it was Bang Yongguk (the leader) who was introduced in late 2011. He was featured in Secret's Song Jieun's song "Going Crazy". The second was Himchan who was the MC of MTV Korea's "The Show". The third was maknae (the youngest) Zelo who collaborated with fellow leader Bang Yongguk, forming a duo "Bang & Zelo". The 3 others were introduced later in B.A.P's first own variety show "Ta-Dah, It's B.A.P" which aired in SBS MTV. The other members are Daehyun, Youngjae, and Jongup.
On January 25, 2012, the group released their powerful and charismatic debut song "Warrior". Through "Warrior", B.A.P showed a tough, bad boy image by smashing car windows, kicking up dirt, and Yongguk & Zelo's satoori (dialect) raps. B.A.P held their debut showcase in Seoul on January 28, 2012.
Each B.A.P album had a rabbit on the cover. The mascot's name is "Matoki," which is short for "Mask wearing Tokki" (tokki means rabbit in Korean). On June 11, 2012, Matoki characters reflecting the personality of each member was revealed on the mascot's Facebook.
Until now, they have released 4 EPs, 7 singles, and 6 music videos. Their released singles are "Warrior", "Secret Love", "Power", "Goodbye", "No Mercy", "Crash", and "Stop It".
Yeah! Now, I will introduce you to six Best-Absolute-Perfect men!

Bang Yongguk (방용국)
Yongguk is B.A.P's leader and main rapper. He was born on March 31, 1990. He is also called the "Inversion Rapper". His matoki color is red (Shishimato).Yongguk likes virtuous women. His personality is tough and brusque, but he's a soft-hearted man and he often cries. He is the dad in B.A.P family. Just so you know, Yongguk didn't know how to talk until he was 5 years old. But now, he can talk as fast as he want. His rapping skill is extraordinary. When he raps with his deep voice, every women's heart will melt. You can keep in touch with Bang Yongguk through his twitter account @BAP_Bangyongguk

Kim Himchan (김힘찬)
Himchan is B.A.P's vocalist, rapper, and visual. He was born on April 19, 1990. He is also called the "Instrument Ulzzang". He can play various Korean traditional instruments. His matoki color is pink (Tatsmato). He is the mom in B.A.P family. Himchan likes kind women. His personality is gentle, peacemaker, cheerful, and a bit hyperactive. On "Ta-Dah, It's B.A.P", Himchan was the general (leader) among the B.A.P Warriors from Mato Planet before replaced by Bang Yongguk who likes war and fight. You can keep in touch with Himchan through his twitter account : @Himchanchan

Jung Daehyun (정대현)
Daehyun is B.A.P's main vocalist. He was born on June 28, 1993. He is also called as "Busan's Won Bin". His matoki color is white (Kekemato). He is the oldest son in B.A.P faamily. Daehyun is known for his awesome high note. He even can reach 8-pitch high notes, while Yongguk can do the 8-pitch low notes. He also known as the pretty boy. Now, he often fights against Himchan to be the group's visual. Daehyun's personality is shy and tough. He can be so determined and cheerful sometimes. Daehyun speaks with a very heavy Busan dialect. You can keep in touch with Daehyun through his twitter account : @BAP_Daehyun

Yoo Youngjae (유영재)
Youngjae is B.A.P's lead vocalist. He was born on January 24, 1994. He is also called the "Brain". Youngjae usually has many ideas and thoughts during the episodes of "Ta-Dah, It's B.A.P". He thinks fast and always looks for the solution in every problem. He likes finding things and explaining to the members. He also loves electronic gadget. That's why he's B.A.P's Brain. His matoki color is yellow (Jokomato). Youngjae likes woman who likes him a lot. His personality is calm. He is the real mom in B.A.P family. The members said it's Himchan, but in reality, it's Youngjae who always takes care and managing everything). You can keep in touch with Youngjae through his twitter account : @BAP_Youngjae

Moon Jongup (문종업)
Jongup is B.A.P's main dancer and vocalist. He was born on February 6, 1995. He is also called the "Dance Shindong". He is extremely good at dancing. He masters the breakdance movements such as windmill and backward somersault. His matoki color is green (Dadamato). He is the middle son in BAP family. He has no specific ideal woman, but for now, he prefers older women. Jongup is a fan of Chris Brown and respects him so much. He likes weight-lifting and body-building. Jongup often wears sleeveless shirt during performances. He also known as the most awkward kid in the group. He does silly things even in the reality show or broadcast. His personality is shy and awkward, but he changes to a cool guy when dancing. Members often call him "Moontoss" and he often calls Zelo and himself as "Moon and Zelo" (refers to "Bang & Zelo"). You can keep in touch with Jongup through his twitter : @BAP_Jongup

Zelo (젤로) or Choi Junhong (최준홍)
Zelo is B.A.P's lead rapper, lead dancer, and maknae. He was born on October 15, 1996. He is also called as the "15-Years-Old-Genius". His matoki color is blue (Totomato). Zelo likes women who good at English and have a pretty smile. His stage name comes from the Greek god “Zelos”, which is the god of rivalry.  He was named that because of how hard he worked amongst all his fellow members. He loves hip hop and practices for about 20 hours a day. His rapping skill is outstanding. Zelo is known by his super speed rap plus the satoori (dialect) raps. He is also known as B.A.P's "Fighter Robot" because in the episodes of "Ta-Dah, It's B.A.P", Zelo was said to be Bang Yongguk's robot. His personality is introspective. Beside dancing and rapping, Zelo also can do beatboxing. What a talented boy! You can keep in touch with Zelo through his twitter : @ZELO96

Yeah! That's all for now! Keep supporting K-Pop, keep supporting world's music! :)

Kamis, 01 November 2012

Reply 1997

Hello guys! Long time no see!
Now, we will come up with a new hot K-Drama titled "Reply 1997" or also known as Response 1997, Answer Me 1997, or its Korean name 응답하라 1997 (read : Eungdabhara 1997).
The first scene shows a 33-years-old woman named Sung Shiwon. She attends her school's reunion and meets some old best-friends from her high school time. The drama then goes back and forth to 1997 (Sung Shiwon's high school time) and 2012.
This drama is filled with a lot of funny and romantic scenes between Sung Shiwon and her closest best-friend Yoon Yoonje, who is her friend since they were babies (their parents are also best-friends).
This drama also makes us guess who will be Shiwon's husband. Yoon Yoonje (her closest best-friend who later realizes that he loves Shiwon) or Yoon Taewoong (Yoonje's elder brother, Shiwon's late elder sister's ex-boyfriend who later confesses his feeling towards Shiwon).
A lot of unpredictable things come up in this drama. This is a brand new drama, with a fresh storyline that you had never seen before! Some Korean stars also make their appearance in this drama (aside of the main characters) such as Tony An, A Pink's Chorong, Jewelry's Yewon, ZE:A's Siwan, G.NA, etc.

Now, let's take a look at Reply 1997's main characters!

Sung Shi-won (starred by A Pink's Jung Eun-ji)
Sung Shiwon is a Busan girl who loves H.O.T so much (H.O.T was a booming Korean boyband in 1997, when Shiwon was attending high school). Shiwon does everything to show her love to H.O.T, especially their member Tony An. She queues at night just to get H.O.T's new album and concert ticket, she goes to Seoul from Busan just to watch H.O.T performing live. She even slept in front of Tony's house to see his face and write "I love you Tony (토니 오빠 사랑해요) with her blood. She has a lot of H.O.T posters and collections in her room. Her father hates it so much and often quarrels with her. Shiwon is a brave, strong, but innocent girl. She doesn't really understand love at first, but later realize what love really is.

Yoon Yoon-je (starred by Seo In-guk)
Yoonje is a smart student, he always gets the first rank in his high school time. He is an orphan and live only with his elder brother, Yoon Taewoong. He befriends with Shiwon since they were babies, so that they are so close to each other. Yoonje is a stubborn and tough man. He starts liking Shiwon at the first year of high school and the feeling develops until Yoonje realize he is in love with Sung Shiwon. There are two things Yoonje really love in this world, his elder brother Taewoong and his first love Shiwon. There are also two things Yoonje really afraid of, frogs and his wild-but-sweet girl Sung Shiwon. At first, he hides his feelings to Shiwon because his brother likes her too, but later Yoonje realize that he has to fight to get his loved one.

Kang Joon-hee (starred by INFINITE's Hoya)
Kang Joonhee is the second-ranked boy in the class. He is Yoonje's best-friend. But later, he realize that he has a different feeling towards Yoonje. Joonhee tells it to Shiwon and later both of them become closer. Joonhee and Shiwon queue together to get H.O.T's new album and it makes Yoonje jealous. Joonhee let his first love, Yoonje, to be together with Shiwon. In the end, it still a mystery whether Joonhee is still gay or not. Joonhee is a very good friend and listener. He is the place where Shiwon and Yoonje tell their story to. Joonhee always hears their story sincerely.

Mo Yoo-jung (starred by Shin So-yool) and Do Hak-chan (starred by Eun Ji-won)
Mo Yoojung is Sung Shiwon's best friend who liked H.O.T at first but later likes newcomer Sechs Kies. She changes her idol everytime there is a newcomer. Do Hakchan is a transferred student from Seoul. He is a total pervert who collects a lot of porn, but his biggest fear is women. Yoojung and Hakchan later become couple who have to go through many ups and downs in their relationship, but they end up marrying.

Bang Sung-jae (starred by Lee Shi-un)
Bang Sungjae is one of the boys gank (Yoonje, Joonhee, Hakchan and Sungjae). He is a pervert who likes playing tamagotchi. Sungjae always shows up being a playboy, but he is the one who still haven't married yet when they meet again in the high school reunion on 2012.

Yeah, that's all six main characters of Reply 1997! Now, time for picture gallery! ^^
Top : Yoon Yoonje, Kang Joonhee, Do Hakchan, Bang Sungjae
Bottom : Mo Yoojung, Sung Shiwon
(high school reunion 2012)

 Boys gank : Kang Joonhee, Yoon Yoonje, Do Hakchan, Bang Sungjae (high school reunion 2012)

  Mo Yoojung, Do Hakchan, Yoon Yoonje, Sung Shiwon, Bang Sungjae, Kang Joonhee (high school time 1997)
Shiwon with S.E.S Bada's hairstyle haha! :D

  Various scene of Reply 1997 (from left to right, top to bottom)
high school reunion photo; Yoojung and Shiwon watching Tony An's documentary at Shiwon's house, the boys at the back are Joonhee, Sungjae, and Yoonje; Shiwon crying after her father ripped her H.O.T posters
Sungjae and Joonhee watching Yoonje being punished after losing a bet with Sungjae; Shiwon and Yoojung watching H.O.T's live performance; Shiwon scaring Yoonje with a frog
Yoonje starring at Shiwon; Yoonje touching Shiwon's tampon; Yoonje kissing Shiwon! *first kiss*

Uwaaaa..this drama makes me crazy! The last, I'll show you the music video of Seo In-guk and Jung Eun-ji singing "All for You"! You'll fall in love with the song :) I'll give the video with Hangul, Romanization, and English translation! Credit goes to LoveKpopSubs10 on YouTube! :)
I think that's all for now! Sorry for not posting in a long time! We will work hard to improve ourselves to be better and post more fresh and interesting things! Thank you <3