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Our 90’s Music Experience – Korea vs Australia

We talk about what it was like to be a hardcore fan in the 90’s. How is it different from today? What differences were there between Korea and Australia?

If you want to play along you can answer the questions too.

Who was your favourite band/group in the 90’s?
Who was your favourite member?
How did you get your music information?
How did you see new music videos?
Did you buy magazines just for posters?
Did you make mix tapes?
What did you use the internet for back then?

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It’s here! The G-Dragon Summer Lookbook! Now you know what to wear this summer!


We always have a really fun time shooting with Han (and Sophie). Did you see mine and Sophie’s cameos in our ahjumma clothes?  Actually almost everything GD (coughHancough) was wearing was ahjumma clothes.

Fun Fact: Hugh didn’t open a roller door properly and Han walked into it right before filming. In some shots you can see the big bump coming up on his forehead.

(We were also poking fun at a lot of ‘lookbooks’ on YouTube with this video. Search lookbook on there and you’ll see what I mean).

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Taeyang’s MV

Taeyang MV

Big Bang inspiring him to work out again! Taeyang’s new music video was released at midnight so this happened after midnight. We really like the song and music video so we’ve been listening to it all day. And it was not surprising that Taeyang had his shirt off for the whole video…

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Thinking about TOP

Thinking about TOP

He had a chat to Jamaica from SBS PopAsia about how cool TOP is.

For those that don’t know who TOP is, he is a rapper in the very famous Big Bang.


Well at least he is inspiring Mr Gwon to work out. He was going well working out every day until he injured his foot so didn’t exercise for a few weeks. He is back doing it now, so cheer him on!

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His man crush of the moment is on Henry because he has been watching him in that TV show (male celebrities experience being in the army).

One of the things I like about Korea and Korean guys is that they can openly show affection for other men without feeling like they are compromising their masculinity. They compliment each others’ appearances and show physical affection easily. It’s normal to have what we may call a crush on another man, but in a platonic way. A good example of this is seeing how excited Kim Woo Bin was when G-Dragon called him.

I’ve definitely seen a clash of cultures before when I’ve seen Korean men turn to Australian men and say “You are very handsome”. Completely normal for a Korean men to say that, but it’s not something Aussie guys are used to hearing from straight men and they can feel a bit uncomfortable.

While I was making this comic my husband stopped me in the middle of it because he wanted to show me another video of Henry…

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G-Dragon is back answering some questions….

Fun Fact: Han was really drinking all the way through filming this….

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BB Cream

BB Cream

One of the things I really like about Korea is there isn’t the same obsession with masculinity as the West, and masculinity is often defined in a different way  to Western Culture. BB Cream is a great product in Korea and BB Creams here have many uses other than just a foundation and are usually an all in one product. Whitening, blemish treatment, serum, sunscreen, moisturiser, as well as coverage. Unfortunately most BB Creams from Western companies are just tinted moisturisers and don’t have the benefits of Korean BB Creams. Beware of those ones.

My husband wears BB Cream when we film videos and occasionally when we have to go to an event or something. He doesn’t wear it every day, and wears one designed for men. He is pretty lazy about putting it on, but luckily BB Creams tend to adjust to match skin tone. He should do it in front of a mirror though! He puts it on the same way Aussie guys slap on sunscreen at the beach. I think if it ever became really normal and socially acceptable for men to wear BB Cream in Australia they’d probably do it that way as well! Put some in their hands and then rub vigorously over the face for 5 seconds.

Many people comment on how great Korean people’s skin looks, especially Kpop stars. Korean people do take care of their skin and do a lot of treatments on their skin, but that’s only part of it. BB Cream and makeup play a huge role and Kpop stars wear a lot of makeup! Sorry to burst any bubbles there. Your oppas are wearing so much makeup… it’s not that they are completely flawless..

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