He did this TWICE! We went to two signing and both times he was so overwhelmed by their cuteness that he couldn’t say much. I got a CD signed one time and just said ‘hello’ and ‘thank you’ in Korean, but assumed that my husband could have a bit of chat with them since he is Korean…. nope… he was almost speechless.
Crayon Pop are just so overwhelming cute. My husband doesn’t even really like aegyo and doesn’t like when Korean girls are really putting it on (or doing gwiyomi) but Crayon Pop were just so naturally aegyo. I think it’s also really nice that their image is so cute and funny. I’m not really a fan of the girl groups that are very sexual or the ones with too much fake aegyo. Crayon Pop is just something so different, and they appeal to a wide audience too. There were people of all ages at their events. Even when my husband was editing our video about them, there were times he had to stop because he burst into laughter at their adorable cuteness.
We’ll be giving a signed Crayon Pop CD away a bit later
He is so jealous of GD that he already had his backup plan in case I do leave him for GD! He was going on about this while I was doing some other stuff so I wasn’t really paying attention. But then realised what he had said! I thought he would be like, “I’m going to runaway with Miranda Kerr or Emma Watson!” Instead he chose TOP. For those that don’t follow K-pop, TOP is in the same group as GD and sometimes they do stuff as a duo, which makes his choice extra funny.
When I told him I was going to make a comic about what he said, he gave me directions! “Draw us in Paris! Then draw us in the arctic! And then…”
Looks like he has it all planned. Should I be worried now?
Those that follow us on Facebook might have noticed a few photos of him with One Direction cardboard cut outs. There have been some around for promoting concerts and their movie and he always wants a photo with them.
I think he is a bit hypocritical. He can be negative about Kpop groups that are marketed at teenagers and easily dismisses them, but he enjoys One Direction! Not a big fan or anything, but likes some songs and we’ll sing them at noraebang (karaoke).
I think it was a One Direction money box or something.
Sorry EXO fans! His dislike of EXO grows more and more. I’m starting to warm up to them though. I really like ‘Growl’.
He is not a huge fan of VIXX either but he really likes that song (it was the first one we did a Kpop Comments on).
So this Kpop Contest was yesterday and finalists were decided for the Kpop festival in Gangwon. We filmed a bit, so video coming soon! 4Minute were the judges! Though… no comment on their judging skills!
“Take a sickie”, “Chuck a sickie”, “Throw a sickie” is Australian slang for pretending to be sick and not going to work but still getting paid. My husband used to be a hard worker until he was corrupted by the Australian workplace! He saw how much other people take sickies when they just want a day off and started questioning why he was working so hard.
He loves shows like the X Factor and there is a Korean girl this time so he’s been following it. But because he works at nights he will be missing a lot of it. He can just catch up later though. I’m not letting him stay home from work just so he can watch the X Factor!
This is what happens when you are on Tumblr late at night and then go straight to bed! You are bombarded with all these images from different fandoms one after the other. The things you love can cross weirdly. That’s what my brain decided last night… and I still think that would be really cool. Maybe one day The Doctor will be an androgynous Korean boy. I’d watch the hell out of that.
So, Doctor Who fans… what do you think of the next Doctor? Did you watch the reveal? It was on at 4am here so I just waited until I woke up… and which is why at about the time it was being revealed I was dreaming that it was GD.
I think the next Doctor might be a bit more scary? Or maybe I just think that because Peter Capaldi’s expressions scare me sometimes. I’ll have to wait and see!
Are you good at naming songs? I’m not very musical so a bit of disjointed humming does not help me recognise a song! It’s also likely that I may not know it. My husband listens to a lot more Australian/British/American music than I do and if it’s a recent song he is more likely to know than me.
Sorry that this comic is so late. We’ve been moving apartments today.
We went to the Korean Cultural Office in Sydney tonight for one of their events: pARTy on the Park. There was a band preforming that is made up of only Korean Australians. They formed this year (created by Kpop Star Australia and Vocal and Dance Entertainment Academy) and for this event they played only Korean music.
Mr Gwon has done a mini review:
K-note played some Korean music that was older songs and some newer songs as well. The lead vocalist and the band leader have really good voices. But the lead singer did most of the talking and no one else talked really… all other band members were quiet!
I liked that they played an EVE song. When I was in Korea and went to karaoke I sang that song all the time. It’s one of my favourite songs so I sang that song when K-note were singing. I think I was of the only one singing along to that one.
They did CNBLUE’s I’m a loner. That’s a good song so I sung along (and my wife loves CNBLUE). I also enjoyed YB “Butterfly” and a Yim Jae-beom “If this night passes”. It wasn’t really a concert, it was just a small event and they didn’t do that many songs. I wanted them to keep playing more songs. There was a good mix of songs, some older songs but also newer ones like Big Bang’s “Monster”. The lead singer also did rapping in songs that had rapping in them and did it really well.
It’s good for me that even though I’m not in Korea right now I can still go and see Korean songs being performed.
The lead singer did a really good job and has a really good voice and tried to get the crowd involved. I think the event needed a better atmosphere and feeling though, somewhere where people can just move and dance. I think some people just go for the free alcohol (haha) but I think the band deserved more attention. I really enjoyed K-note’s performance.
- Mr Gwon
I am really glad there are a lot of Korean stuff around for my husband to go to. He definitely appreciated the music played at this event. The Korean Cultural Office has a movie night on Thursdays as well which is a great way to check out some Korean movies that you might not usually get the chance to see.