Vlog #5: K-Pop Trivia Time!

Geez, it’s been about a month since I’ve posted here. If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, lately I’ve been on my other blog so you guys should check that out as well. Today, I decided to do something fun and try out some of my k-pop knowledge. Of course, no challenge is complete without a punishment. Every time we got a question wrong, we got a good ol’ flick to the forehead.

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Saturday Night Karaoke (SNK): The We Can’t Sing in Korean part 1

Hi all! You know how when you sing in Korean, you sometimes know the lyrics and you sometimes don’t. Well, I thought I’d record it. This could either go really well or really bad. Nevertheless, it was a lot of fun and I’m pretty sure all of us international k-pop fans face the same problems. Enjoy me and my sister singing Korean songs without lyrics and just the instrumental!

***Warning: We can’t sing. We’re horrible singers. Just a heads up, lol.***

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What I learned from Girls’ Generation’s win at the YTMA

The other day I was scrolling through Tumblr and I found a few posts on trying to rally all the k-pop fandoms to vote for EXO in the upcoming MTV EMA’s.  The voting has been up for a while, but it seems like all of a sudden there was a surge of fangirls promoting it even more.  Then I found out the reason why.  It’s all Girls’ Generation’s fault, not that I’m complaining though.

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Why is EXO out of this world popular

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You guys see what I did with the title, because EXO is from EXO planet.  Get it? No.  That’s okay, lol.

Truthfully, when the first news came out about them, I had no interest in them whatsoever.  But now I’m OBSESSED!  EXO is SM entertainment’s latest group.  EXO has 12 members in which 4 of them are Chinese.  The original concept of EXO is that they are divided into EXO-K and EXO-M; they would promote the same song but in different languages.

Recently a friend of mine, who is a complete YG stan, text me asking about EXO’s albums.  I was suspicious. Why?  Because she hates everything that has to do with SM entertainment (Why I’m her friend. I’m still trying to figure that out haha!).  This is how our conversation went:

Friend:  I want to know more about EXO.  How many albums do they have?

Me: One mini-album and a full album.  The full album has a repackaged version.  Why the sudden interest?

Friend Because they are too popular.  Like waaay to popular.

And then I really thought about it.  Why are they so popular?  Why do I love them so much?  Their debut, I’m pretty sure, achieved results under what they expected; but somehow over the course of a year they’ve gone from barely hitting the top 30 songs to winning number 1 on music shows 14 times.  After re-watching several videos and interviews on YouTube, I’ve come up with these reasons.

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