Thursday, July 03, 2014

Hallyu Corner: Why I Like KPop


The reason why I got so hooked into Kpop is because of the group Big Bang. Before I never bothered listening to any Asian - more so, Korean music. I hated all songs that I don't understand. I mean why bother listening when you don't understand what they are saying anyway, right? But that all changed when I heard GDragon's version of "This Love" by Maroon 5. My initial reaction was I thought it was okay. But the more hit the replay button on YouTube, the more the song grew in me. And before I knew it, I was googling who the hell GDragon is and then I discovered Big Bang. I started watching their music videos and watching interviews/variety shows they participated in. I was so hooked that I vividly remember spending the entire day on YouTube watching anything related to Big Bang. That was how addicted I was to them. Until now, they remain to be my favorite Kpop group even if so many other groups have emerged.

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I was already a huge fan of Korean dramas But because I was watching the Filipino-dubbed version, I understood the whole point of the drama perfectly. Whereas with Kpop, you have to suffer listening to words you don't understand. And it was also the time when Kpop was still an emerging industry. Many people in my country thought of it as ridiculous. You'd be the butt of everyone's joke if you listen to Kpop (or any other Asian song that is not Filipino for that matter). But now Kpop has become a huge industry and it has become widely accepted.

Dress: Thrifted | Shoes: Zara | Necklace: Forever 21 | Clutch Bag: Call It Spring
Watch: Born Pretty Store


Here are some of the reasons why I like Kpop:
  • Visuals - it won't be Kpop if it is not visually appealing. All their crazy hairstyles and colorful outfits are all part of the package. I think this is one of the reasons why some people think of Kpop fans to be weird - because we find all these colorful and crazy visuals highly appealing. But this is what constitutes a Kpop video. Without the crazy hairstyle and colorful outfit, I don't think Kpop will have its edge among other genres.
  • Catchy tunes - this is why Gangnam Style became viral. It had such a catchy tune that people just can't forget about it even if they heard the song only once. Kpop really know how to create a tune that people will easily pick up and remember. And once you fall on their trap, it seems so hard to get out. Good job, Kpop! Good job (in getting people addicted). 
  • Versatile artists - Kpop artists are trained in many different aspects of entertainment. They can sing, rap, act, dance, and model. They go through years and years of rigorous training to become versatile. I like the fact that these artists can bring so much more to their fans. Though of course, those who are good in singing I wish to focus more on that but it makes them and their group so much more interesting if they can offer more than what they are really good at.
  • Surprising - when it comes to Kpop, you just never know what will happen next. Every comeback makes you more and more excited to see what they have in store for you. Every comeback has a few changes but still sticking to who they were when they debuted. I like the fact that I see growth but never forget their humble beginnings.
  • Fun - Kpop is all about having fun. Have fun in the way you live life, you see life, and just simply enjoy the moment your on-stage performing. 




Do you like Kpop? If so, share your reasons why you like it.


17 comments :

  1. Yayy!! I love the shots and that neon clutch dear <3 so pretty!

    love lots,
    Tin

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  2. Amazing outfit!! Love your bag :D

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  3. love the neon color clutch...catches my eyes and stare at it...

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    1. Thank you! Neon's are very eye-catching.

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  4. I love the dress it is so cute, but the necklace & the clutch are super cute...

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  5. Love your dress and the combination with the neon purse is very interesting :)

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  6. I don't follow it, but I love their hairstyles and how much they have. One day I'll have to sit and watch. Love that song by Maroon 5. I love your outfit. Your top, skirt and sandals are too cute.

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    1. You have to! And once you get hooked, I swear, it becomes a habit and then becomes an addiction. Ah! I'm such a fangirl! Haha! Thank you!

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  7. I love the jump shot! I currently hooked to korean drama my Love from the star! I spend whole night to watch all the episode and until now, I'm still watching behind the scene's and interview...kalowka:)

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    1. Thank you! That is definitely one of my favorite Korean drama's of all time! I was up all night for a few days trying to finish the series. Needless to say, I was groggy at work the entire work because of that drama. It was just so damn good!

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