B1A4 Roadtrip San Fransisco


Hey guys,

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The Peach just attended the recent concert of B1A4 at the Warfield in San Fransisco. I got the vip pit tickets, if you have any questions about the concert or my experiences there comment or ask.fm.
Also, look out for a post on going concert etiquette. This is for you basic bitches who don’t know how to not be a piece of shit.
~P

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K-Pop Fashion Challenge: Answers


Okay, the moment of truth! Here are the answers to my K-Pop Fashion Challenge. Hopefully you didn’t find it too difficult, especially with the hints I provided. Count how many you got correct and see where you rank in the K-Pop fashion world according to the scale at the end.
Oh yeah, and of course enjoy the music videos!

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

Answer: Taeyang “Bad Boy”

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?

Eunhyuk Still You

Answer: Eunhyuk “Still You”

Exhibit C – Tux Deluxe
Hint: If awkward booty shaking were an accessory, I would’ve added it…twice!
Exhibit C

Answer: Seungri “Gotta Talk to U”

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!

Key Hello

Answer: Key “Hello”

Exhibit E – Sweatered Sweetheart
Hint: I like my MVs with a side of albino and inappropriate crotch grazing.

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Answer: Henry “1-4-3 (I love you)”

Exhibit F – Nerd Alert
Hint: Even feet this big can’t outrun my bullying alter egos.

Exhibit F

Answer: G-Dragon “Go”

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

Answer: Dongwoon “Beautiful Night”

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

Answer: Zion.T “Babay”

Where do you rank as a K-Pop fashionista?
1 – 2 correct = Okay Observer
You’re on your way to becoming a proficient K-Pop fan and fashionista, but you’ve just started to scratch the surface.
3 – 5 correct = Admirable Admirer
You’re familiar with the big fashion characters in the K-Pop world, but you could expand your horizons a little more.
6 – 8 correct = VIP Viewer
You’re an expert not only in K-Pop MVs, but also in K-Pop fashion. If you got all 8 correct, you’re probably rocking some of these crazy looks at home just for funzies!

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

It’s Raining Taemin – (Danger) MV + (Ace/Danger) Live


It’s been a non-stop Taemin-athon in my house lately, which is probably a surprise to no one. Why, you ask? The full version of his new m/v Danger released yesterday!!!

My first impression? Well, first of all, Taemin needs to eat more. He is looking soooo thin with the release of this new album and it makes his face very gaunt. No es bueno! I just want to fry up a bunch of kimchi fried rice for him with extra spam and cheese on top and make him wash it all down with a bucket of banana milk!

skinnytaemin“For only 5 cents a day, you can help this Korean boy get his adorable baby face back…”

Anyways, my second thought about this video is the creepy nose ring thingy has got to go! Yet another thing getting in the way of Taemin’s natural cuteness. So, SMTOWN, please feed this boy and stop putting weird jewelry/torture devices on his face. I mean, seriously, how can you do that to Taemin? Not cool!

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“Noona, help me!!”

Other than that, I really enjoyed this video. The fashion is pretty great, especially the sparkly jacket. The choreography is FANTASTIC and of course the song is very catchy in an old school MJ-esque way, which I really love.

Oh yeah, the live performance of Ace and Danger also released yesterday so I’ve been watching that too. Add some more Taemin to your day! Taemin for everyone!! It’s raining Taemin! And YOU get a Taemin, and YOU get a Taemin! Can you tell I’m excited about this? Okay, I’m done.

Enjoy!

What do you think of Taemin’s new look?

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

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?

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