K-Pop Fashion Challenge: Let’s Play!


Think of one of your favorite MVs. Can you picture clearly what your bias is wearing? Or have you ever wanted to dress up your idol like a paper doll? Yeah, me too! With that in mind, I’ve created some memorable ensembles from your favorite artists to put you to the ultimate K-Pop fashion test.

Can you name the artist and the MV that goes with each outfit? I’ve added little hints to help you, but I doubt you’ll need it. I think they’re pretty easy!
And remember, these aren’t exact replicas of what they wore, but they do capture the spirit of each artist in their respective MVs.

Also, some of these artists are soloists and others are from groups so don’t be afraid to think outside the box! The answers will be revealed in my next post with the corresponding videos for each outfit so make sure to write down your answers.

Good luck!!

Exhibit A – Street Walkin’ Swagger
Hint: I need glasses to cover my messed up eyes, but nothing can hide my sick body and smooth dance moves

Exhibit A

Exhibit B – Bromance Extraordinaire
Hint: What’s more impressive…that I’m an amazing dancer or that I actually kept my shirt on in this MV?
Exhibit B
Exhibit C – Tux Deluxe
Hint: If awkward booty shaking were an accessory, I would’ve added it…twice!
Exhibit C
Exhibit D – That’s Not a Lady in Red
Hint: Although I’m a bit of a backup singer, I steal the show in this getup!
Exhibit D

Exhibit E – Sweatered Sweetheart
Hint: I like my MVs with a side of albino and inappropriate crotch grazing.
Exhibit E
Exhibit F – Nerd Alert
Hint: Even feet this big can’t outrun my bullying alter egos.
Exhibit F

Exhibit G – Urban Cowboy
Hint: Okay, I’m meeting up with the boys to jump around in the streets in front of some low riders. What to wear…?Exhibit G

Exhibit H – Phantom of Hip Hop
Hint: Hey shawty, you wanna get freaky in a museum after hours? Or perhaps in a weird, super confined space? I promise to keep my sunglasses on!!
Exhibit H

Hello from a New Writer


Hello to old and new readers of this blog,

As you know, the Peach and Bagel have been looking for new writers to contribute to this article and being a Kpop fan myself, I jumped at the opportunity. Myself and some other new writers have joined the blogging team; I hope you continue to participate and express your opinions.

My blog name is ‘The Apricot’ to continue the food themed names. I first found out about kpop when I went on holiday to china for a month in the summer holidays. Whilst I was there visiting family, Super Junior M were promoting their mandarin version of ‘Super Girl’ on many variety programs. I loved how lively and good-humored they were although many were Korean (not to mention their hotness) and as you can guess, I have been a Kpop fan ever since.

Now, I check Korean Celeb and Kpop sites daily however misleading they are (Allkpop *cough) to see what the latest rumors and news are; I listen to new songs which have been released and watch any new reality TV program or K-drama. I have to admit, I am not an avid listener of the latest Kpop songs but much prefer to watch the latest Korean variety programs including ‘The Return of Superman’, ‘Running Man’ and ‘Weekly Idol’. I love the Korean and general Asian humor although it can be a bit exaggerated sometimes. I will be doing future posts about idols who are variety kings and queens as I feel idols who are ‘gag-dols’ are much more popular so please watch out for that!

Music wise, I feel as if I have a good general knowledge of the Kpop industry from all the things I learn from variety programs and music broadcasts. Readers, never fear, I do listen to a lot of Kpop, dare I say more than Mpop…

I hope you guys will get involved and comment on my posts… :) Happy Reading!

The Apricot

STOP!


We usually don’t care about the stupid comments that we get on this blog, but recently we have been noticing an increased amount of comments that are calling us racist. This is rather infuriating because that is quite the claim, and we feel like “racist” is such a buzz word that people just love to throw around willnilly. YOU Big Bang fans read our post as we said negative things about this member and then simply said he does not look Korean. In your feeble minds you drew a direct correlation between negative comments and any mention of race and therefor concluded that comments on just his physical traits were too negative and therefor racist. 

It is very disappointing to see people so quickly jumping those kinds of accusations. You people don’t agree with our writing and then just try to attack our character because you feel insulted on behalf of your precious “oppa”. 

Racism is a real problem and you labeling a silly blog as racist demeans the actual people who suffer its real effects, and spreads misconceptions.

 

Thank You Dear Readers


Some special special special human being found their way to our little corner of the inter web.

Just as information for you readers without WordPress blogs of your own, we can see what search terms you typed into any search engine such as Google that lead you to our blog, among other information.  On occasion some of these search terms are quite funny, this has to be one that really takes the cake.

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Get Ur Cry On: Saddest K-Pop MVs


When it comes to K-Pop music videos I’m sure we’ve all seen our fair share of the good, the bad, the smouldering, the hilarious, and even the WTF?? But let’s face it sometimes you just need a good, old fashioned crying session! Luckily with all the über-romantic MVs out there it’s not hard to find something to cry about. So, after much research (and tears!) I’ve narrowed down my 5 favorite cry-a-thon songs to save for one of those days when you need to shed some water weight…from your eyeballs.

5. G-Dragon “That XX”
GD smash! Even when he’s sad or mad, he’s still hot, but in this MV G-Dragon also shows he’s a great actor. Full of raw emotion and of course, stunning fashion sense this video is as visually moving as it is melancholy with a touch of sexy GD masculinity. You may get slightly misty from this one, but it’s not a total heart breaker. Full speed ahead!

4. Akdong Musician (AKMU) “200%”
Stalk much? What starts off as an adorable little friends becoming lovers story ends as a perfectly painful situation of unrequited love. The cute, awkwardness and upbeat melody balances out the sadness to keep you from totally going off the deep end and straight into the pint of ice cream.

3. NU’EST “Hello”
We’re sad…let’s dance! This song by itself is enough to tug at your heartstrings, but the intense emotion and bleak colors really make you feel it. The only thing that can pull you back from tears is marveling at how these boys can still dance it out with all the heartache they feel. It’s also kinda distracting how much Ren looks exactly like an elvish princess.

2. Jin “Gone”
Surprised this one didn’t make it to number 1? I mean come on! Blind girl? Heart medication? Sad piano??? Don’t get me wrong, it is definitely the saddest storyline in the whole lineup, but it’s almost too sad for me to take it seriously. If it were a more realistic story I would probably feel differently. It’s also way too sad to watch very often. Proceed with caution!

1. BOA “Disturbance”
Go back to the past, duh! So here you have it – my ultimate favorite cry-a-thon MV. Is it because of my soft spot for Taemin? Probably, but you can’t deny this video is extremely well done! From the flawless cinematography to the believable chemistry between the characters, it’s the perfect bittersweet, romantic mini flick.
Want more? You can continue the video at the end by choosing from 2 possible endings. If you need some extra tears I recommend choosing the “Let time go by” ending and call it a night…or be like me and watch it all over again.

What are your favorite tug-on-your-heartstrings MVs?

DIY GD Costume…From the Top


OMG-Dragon! Halloween is just around the corner! And if you’re trying to put together an outrageous Kpop costume, you’d better get a move on…fur reals. Since every Kpop idol’s look is bound to feature extremely unique, over-the-TOP accessories, a crafty fangirl needs all the time she can get…especially if she wants to capture the fabulousness of the ever eccentric and fashionable G-Dragon.

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Top 3 Underrated Kpop Groups


Top 3 Underrated Kpop Groups

The Kpop industry is dominated by many Kpop greats; with the likes of Super Junior, Big Bang, SNSD and 2ne1, it is extremely hard to find a gap in the kpop market and fill it with that particular image the audience, you guys out there, want. In the last few years, we have seen so many girl groups and boy groups debut one after the other to the point where the kpop industry is overflowing with rookie groups. Some may argue that rookie groups from the ‘Big 3’ are highly anticipated and already acknowledged by many fans. However, some groups who debut are not just that lucky. They are only popular with a small percentage of the Kpop fandom and having been hidden behind many of the industry’s rising newcomers, they are practically invisible. Continue reading