Category: KPOP

Easy On The Eyes: Korean Models Turned Actors. Part 3. Updated For 2020.

                     1987 was a good year. It was the birth year of three young men, Kim Young Kwang, Ahn Jae Hyun, and Jang Geun Suk, who would each become appealing models and talented actors. (If… Continue Reading “Easy On The Eyes: Korean Models Turned Actors. Part 3. Updated For 2020.”

HyunA Charms Her Dallas Fans.

Charismatic  Kpop singing sensation HyunA performed at the Grenada Theater in the Lower Greenville area of Dallas last night. (Monday 6th March 2017) An older theater with character, the Grenada was the perfect venue for HyunA’s hybrid fan meeting/concert. Nestled among a cluster of… Continue Reading “HyunA Charms Her Dallas Fans.”

S.Korea’s Military Service Commitment, And The Actors And Idols It Impacts.

(Please note that this is an older post and that updates and edits with the newer information and regulations can be found at the bottom of the page, or a complete updated article can be found here.) The recent mandatory military enlistment of Kpop… Continue Reading “S.Korea’s Military Service Commitment, And The Actors And Idols It Impacts.”

Easy On The Eyes: Korean Models Turned Actors. Part 2.

In part 1 I wrote about Kim Woo Bin, Lee Jong Suk, and Lee Soo Hyuk and got a little emotional realizing that all three would be leaving within the next couple of years to complete their mandatory military service.        … Continue Reading “Easy On The Eyes: Korean Models Turned Actors. Part 2.”

Easy On The Eyes: Korean Models Turned Actors. Part 1.

It used to be that when you read that a young model was going to be staring in an upcoming Korean movie or drama you would be somewhat dubious about how well they were going to act. Well not anymore. Nowadays some of the… Continue Reading “Easy On The Eyes: Korean Models Turned Actors. Part 1.”

Kimchi Pots: In Photos.

Kimchi, the national dish of Korea, dates back many centuries and basically is fermented vegetables seasoned with various herbs, spices, and other ingredients. This means that Kimchi comes in many more varieties than one might imagine, and that each household would need pots of… Continue Reading “Kimchi Pots: In Photos.”

The Birth Of Korean Cool. (Book Review.)

Many of us interested in the culture and history of S.Korea first look for books that are what some would call ‘quick reads’. We might have started out with a love of Korean Dramas, Kpop, or food, but then we quickly become intrigued by… Continue Reading “The Birth Of Korean Cool. (Book Review.)”

Best of Weekly Idol Random Play Dances.

    Most Kpop fans already know about Weekly Idol, a Korean variety show begun in 2011 as a short term show that is now 6 years old. Filmed in a sub basement against a white background with minimal props, the show relies on… Continue Reading “Best of Weekly Idol Random Play Dances.”

Kpop: The 100 Million Club.

The number of Kpop groups who have exceeded the 100 million mark with MV views on Youtube is still relatively small, numbering around a dozen or so, but that number is growing faster than ever as Kpop becomes more and more popular. BTS just… Continue Reading “Kpop: The 100 Million Club.”

Best Kpop Rookie Groups For 2016.

        Back in July 2016 I wrote a post on the best rookie groups that had debuted in the first half of the year, but as we all know things can change extremely fast in the world of Kpop, so how… Continue Reading “Best Kpop Rookie Groups For 2016.”