Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ace Power Exercise Machine!

I'm sure most of you've seen some ridiculous infomercials for things like the Steak Knives, the FlexBow and Shake Weight, but this is much MUCH better. Check out this Korean infomercial for an exercise machine called "Ace Power." So embarrassingly good.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Comeback: Brown Eyed Girl's The Original

As some of you might know, I am a huge fan of Brown Eyed Girl's (BEG). Luckily, they're having a little mini comeback this summer with their newest album, "The Original." They've already released the music video for "One Summer Night" and the vocals are just amazing. I love you BEG, keep shining!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A.W.W. [ SOJU ]

pronounced: show-joo

Defined by Wikipedia:

1. A distilled beverage native to Korea. Its taste is comparable to vodka, though often slightly sweeter due to sugars added in the manufacturing process. 2. Though it is traditionally made from rice, most modern producers of soju use supplements or even replace rice with other starches, such as potatoes, wheat, barley, sweet potatoes, or tapioca.


Aiish! I drank too much soju last night.

Let's go eat some samgypsaul and soju tonight!

Alcohol equivalent to vodka or sake (more closely to sake because it is made out of rice). Soju literally translates to "burned liquor." Even though there is a population of Koreans here in MN, I haven't been able to to find actual soju...there is a Korean grocery store I have yet to go to, they might have something there.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

K Pop Obession: PSY's Gangnam Style

Tons of new music suddenly coming out this week! BEG's "One Summer Night", BAP's "No Mercy", and Jang Wooyoung's solo "Sexy Lady" were all released within a week of each other! Crazy! Not to mention my favorite K-Pop girl group 2NE1's "I Love You." So today I decided to go with something I would never ever normally listen to.

PSY from YG has finally made a comeback with "Gangnam Style." Hilariously tacky good! Feeling a bit down from the awful weather? Listen to Gangnam Style! I really don't know where to begin with this music video, every part is my favorite part! It's just so funny and random. It even has sexy Hyuna from 4Minute in it! You have to watch it to believe! "Heeeeeeeyyyyy sexy laaaaadddy!"

Gangnam is 1 of 25 districts that make up Seoul, it is one of the most affluent areas of the city.

Visual Concept: ♥♥♥♥.5/5 Video Concept: ♥♥♥♥/5 Singing Talent: ♥♥♥♥/5 Music/Sound: ♥♥♥♥/5 Dancing: ♥♥♥♥.5/5 English Usage: ♥♥♥♥/5

Overall Rating: ♥♥♥♥/5

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Learning Korean FAIL

So my brother actually found this and shared it with me. It is a very unfortunate mis-pronunciation and is probably a big reason why schools in Korea always want a native speaker to teach English (speaking). Maximum laughs though!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Comeback: 2NE1 I Love You

So 2NE1's comeback is NOW and I am so pumped! I love, love, love, LOVE these girls. I don't think this comeback is as great as "I Am the Best" but it really does have a good beat and sound, their voices are really maturing. The concept photos look beautiful. They kind of have a painting-like feel to them that transfer over to the music video very nicely. Welcome back Ladies!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Amazing Shots!

No Asian Word of the Week (AWW) today. But please enjoy these videos of awesome shots! So crazy!

Most Awesome Archery Shot - Korea

Most Awesome Boomerang Shots - Korea

Most Awesome Ping Pong Shots - China

Most Awesome Pool Shots - Japan

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

K-Pop Obsession: Super Junior's Sexy, Free & Single

After nine months, Super Junior is back! As a whole, the song is a little different from what I had heard in the teaser. I thought it would be a little more robotic and electronic. To be honest, the song has me a little bored. Otherwise, they took a very different approach to the dancing style and it's very noticeable. I like it!

And I don't know if anyone else notices this but they always have Siwon start singing his part in the beginning part of the song and then never again...he always does that in all the songs.

Visual Concept: ♥♥♥.5/5 Video Concept: ♥♥.5/5 Singing Talent: ♥♥♥♥/5 Music/Sound: ♥♥♥/5 Dancing: ♥♥♥.5/5 English Usage: ♥♥.5/5

Overall Rating: ♥♥♥/5

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Ukiyo-e Heroes

Just really, really cool! These talented artists interpret video games into traditional Japanese woodblock prints called Ukiyo-e. Check out some of their works so far and like them on Facebook!