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Sunday, June 17, 2018

'Produce 48' trainee Kwon Eunbi is an Irene lookalike?

Article: 'Produce 48' Trainee earns attention for being a Red Velvet Irene lookalike

Source: Segye Ilbo via Nate

1. [+632, -62] Whatever the case, the Korean trainees are prettier and more talented than the Japanese kids

2. [+456, -19] Can't believe a '95er is 24 years old now... I feel so old

3. [+286, -17] Korean kids look so much more modern than the Japanese kids ㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+20, -24] She does have an Irene feel to her but she looks prettier in video. Please vote for Woollim's Kwon Eunbi.

5. [+16, -26] I personally think she's prettier than Irene

6. [+15, -5] I knew people would start saying this. She's like the Walmart version of Irene.

7. [+13, -0] She doesn't look like Irene from the front..

8. [+10, -1] Kwon Eunbi has great leadership skills, is pretty, and a good dancer too, but she's not an Irene lookalike. She looks closer to Kim Ok Bin? I never thought of Irene while watching her.

9. [+9, -0] I actually thought she looked like Shiyeon from the first season

10. [+8, -4] She's pretty... but doesn't actually look like Irene. She's pretty in an exotic way... can't remember who she looks like but yeah, she's cute.


Japanese youth are enjoying the 'third Hallyu wave'

Article: "Japanese youth is completely in love with the new Hallyu wave"... Japanese media spotlights the third Hallyu wave

Source: Yonhap News via Nate

1. [+745, -29] After seeing Korean idol groups like Black Pink, Soshi, KARA, and TVXQ, you can tell that Japanese idol groups like AKB are nothing but school talent shows... ㅋㅋㅋㅋ J-Pop used to dominate back in the early 2000s ㅋㅋ now K-Pop is just better

2. [+732, -20] From my own personal experience, Shinokubo in Tokyo is already filled with junior and high school students who love K-Pop and there are a ton of K-Pop ads around Shibuya. It is indeed hot in Japan right now. I've actually found out more about Korean idols while living in Tokyo than when I was in Korea...

3. [+39, -5] I was surprised in Japan when I saw stores selling BTS and Twice badges and I was wondering who would ever buy this stuff until I saw a group of high school kids taking their time picking out which ones they wanted ㅋㅋ

4. [+35, -1] Japanese idols are completely behind in skill, you could tell by their Mnet auditions. Their main job is to show happiness and aegyo so they're behind professionally when it comes to dancing and singing. They seem to be wanting a piece of the K-Pop pie but for idols who have been working for 7- years, their skills are barely up to par with our Korean minors who are still trainees...

5. [+31, -4] Hallyu isn't just in Japan right now, it's worldwide. The Japanese probably think it's a minority of the Japanese who are into K-Pop but it's not, tsk tsk.

6. [+27, -5] Just until 15 years ago, Japanese idols like Johnny's were explosive in popularity. Taki, Yappi, Kinki Kids, SMAP, etc. They never promoted in Korea but they already had fanclubs here and everything. Then Korean idols started growing at a super fast rate with manhwa-like visuals, tall heights, amazing bodies, and multi-talented in singing and acting... It's going to be hard for Japanese idols to ever catch back up.

7. [+24, -3] There really is a stark difference in skill after seeing 'Produce 48'... Maybe it's a difference in culture but their style of idols would not work at all in Korea.

8. [+16, -2] Hard to feel happy over the Japanese acknowledging Hallyu because they have a history of just taking what they like and claiming it as theirs

9. [+15, -3] Japanese idols need to work on their singing style if anything...

10. [+12, -2] 'Produce 48' alone is enough proof why Hallyu is more popular


Jung Hae In is looking fresh at the airport

Article: Jung Hae In 'kind and respectful today too' (airport fashion)

Source: Seoul Econ via Nate

1. [+364, -112] He looks so sly

2. [+341, -87] Respectful but hasn't got a clue about what's going on around him

3. [+219, -38] He has so many antis even before he's made it ㅋㅋ

4. [+45, -15] Next FNC media play~~~

5. [+44, -15] Center Jung

6. [+40, -11] A rising fox

7. [+33, -18] Always the same facial expression, similar fashion... getting kind of tired of it...

8. [+31, -7] He's either super dumb or he's really a male fox... either one but I hate both options

9. [+27, -8] He's off in search of the next center

10. [+22, -11] If not for that scandal, he could've joined the top star line with Kim Soo Hyun and Park Bogum in an instant and lined up a ton of CFs... I have no idea why he caused that center scandal in the first place. If I knew there were dozens of cameras on me, I'd move even if I didn't want to... such a sad but funny situation of him standing in someone's spot when he should be bending over backwards to move over ㅋ

11. [+19, -8] If only he apologized properly just once...


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Black Pink celebrates their comeback with group selcas

Article: Black Pink "excited to meet fans" group selcas

Source: OSEN via Nate

1. [+235, -35] I always knew they had pretty faces and bodies but what stands out to me more is that they have this classy aura that can't be bought with money... I'm so jealous of them ㅠㅠ

2. [+184, -22] Is Jennie's waist real life??

3. [+158, -22] I was a super fan of 2NE1 in junior high and now that I'm in my mid-twenties, I'm a fangirl once again... fighting!!!!

4. [+24, -10] Black Pink's new album is insane!!! Their beauty is explosive, their songs are great!! Do well, girls!!!!

5. [+17, -8] Look at how cute Lisa looks...

6. [+14, -14] I don't really like their song, why is it #1?

7. [+11, -11] They're so pretty but their song could be better

8. [+9, -21] Why do they only stick to this style of songs? It doesn't match their looks

10. [+7, -1] I watched Black Pink house and saw that they ate a ton... how much do they work out to maintain bodies like this?

11. [+6, -3] They're the classiest, most modern girl group out of all the current girl groups... all four of them look like they could be daughters of chaebol families

12. [+6, -3] Their new song isn't really my style

13. [+4, -2] I've liked all of Black Pink's songs but their new one's a bit...


Whasa is the #1 girl group brand of the month

Article: Mamamoo Whasa beats AOA Seolhyun as #1 girl group brand of the month

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+426, -31] For surveys like this, I think momentary popularity matters more than consistent popularity. Her 'I Live Alone' episode played a huge part.

2. [+388, -20] The winners: tripe restaurant CEO. He must be grateful to her for the rest of his life ㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+377, -48] I want to see more of Whasa on 'I Live Alone', she works so well with Park Narae

4. [+30, -4] I'm craving tripe now~ ㅋ

5. [+29, -7] All the tripe restaurants in my town are bustling.. Whasa ate it too deliciously on 'I Live Alone'

6. [+24, -4] This seems like the beginning for her... I think she's going to grow huge as a solo

7. [+24, -4] Whasa saved both... both her group and all the tripe restaurants

8. [+20, -5] Her impact truly is huge

9. [+12, -2] All the tripe restaurant owners say they don't have any time because of Whasa ㅋㅋㅋ I visited home for the first time in a while and even my father's like "let's go eat tripe"

10. [+10, -0] Whasa's 'I Live Alone' episode is #5 out of all five years of the show on Naver Cast