What’s Happening With…Jung Yong Hwa?

Posted by Stephanie on January 17, 2017

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It happened again… I woke up with a sudden, burning question, whatever happened to?… this morning. This week? Jung Yong Hwa. Except my exact thought was — whatever happened to that guy — you know — the lead singer from CNBLUE. (Sorry, wake up brain is sleepy and nonspecific.)

Now, unlike last week and my Jang Guen Suk question, I think I know where this question came from. CNBLUE was at an awards show or won an award or maybe reached their anniversary and a picture of them showed up in my feed. I then thought, huh, hadn’t thought about them in a while. (Do you know CNBLUE was my first kpop iTunes purchase along with a Super Junior album?)

Anywhoo, so my brain had obviously been stewing on this question for a whole.

So. Whatever happened to Yong Hwa?  Read more

Musical Monday – Girls Rule

Posted by SaraG on January 16, 2017

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I like girls with pipes that don’t quit. It’s a thing. I like ‘em. Like a lot. But, sometimes well honed talent just isn’t enough to push someone to the top of Kpop.You’ve gotta have a certain look and a certain feel. I realize that it is a sweeping generalization — I, myself, have written about all sorts of pretty amazing female singers in the Kpop World — but I have to say, far and away, the average female idol has a pretty hollow voice. They can carry a tune, they can (for the most part) dance, and they look very, very pretty. I don’t mean to disparage only the lady idols either, the same holds true for the guys.

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Khottie of the Week: Solo Rappers

Posted by KpopontheDL on January 14, 2017

Khottie of the Week/ Music

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Musical tastes vary widely here at Kchat Jjigae, but one thing we can all agree on is that we love a good rapper.  So, when mulling over ideas for who to cover this week,  I floated the idea of rappers past SaraG and she was enthusiastic.  However, I had to set some rules for myself or things could get out of hand.  The rules are: must be solo rappers, part of a rap duo, or rap crew. Basically, no idol rappers.  I am including producer-rappers because a lot of them do both.  Also, must meet my somewhat capricious definition of hot.

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Episode 89: Epic Kfriend Tipsy End-of-the-Year Podcast!, Part 2

Posted by Cherry Cordial on January 13, 2017

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Episode 89: Epic Kfriend Tipsy End-of-the-Year Podcast!, Part 2

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We’ve been promising, and now it’s here! The Epic Kfriend Tipsy End-of-the-Year Podcast! It is indeed epic, filled with Kfriends (the lovely ladies of Kchat Jjigae), tipsy (not sure if we promised tipsy, but it happened — it happened a lot), end-of-the-year (except, due to severe procrastination, it happened at the beginning of the new year) podcast. This episode, we chat more about dramas and then focus on the year in Kpop! Please note, this time around, due to popular demand the really inappropriate bits were left in.

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Throwback (Musical) Thursday – The Other Side of Siblings

Posted by SaraG on January 12, 2017

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On Monday I wrote about a pair of siblings that have successfully been writing and performing music together for years. The sister, in fact, was recently quoted as saying that her brother is coolest when he is writing music…so sweet. But, there is another side of siblings that those of us with very our own can relate to…the rivalry. You love each other so hard it hurts, would do absolutely anything for the other. But…things are just that much sweeter when that jerk finally fails at SOMETHING.

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Gone-gone Goblin

Posted by Stephanie on January 11, 2017

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Huh, this is interesting. Well, interesting to me, if you don’t find it interesting, I guess I understand and I promise, we can still be friends. Although, I will say, I’m not even watching Goblin and I find this news intriguing. (Don’t judge me for not watching Goblin, KpopontheDL and I plan on starting next week.)

You want me to get to the interesting news already? Goblin is skipping an air date! Read more

Time Traveler and His Possible (Hopefully) Wife

Posted by Stephanie on January 10, 2017

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tomorrowwithyou_1Are we already talking about what comes after Goblin? What the! I haven’t even had a chance to start Goblin yet! It’s like we can’t even watch one show without worrying about what comes…

Oh wait. Tomorrow With You is next?

Nevermind. I’m cool. Bring on news of the next drama. Teasers? Character photos? Posters? Come on, I’m ready for whatever you’ve got!  Read more

What’s Happening With Jang Geun Suk? Anyone? Anyone?

Posted by Stephanie on January 9, 2017

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This morning I woke up with a sudden, startling urge to find out what happened with Jang Guen Suk. Why did he popped into my head as I hit the snooze button again, trying to ignore the ever approaching reality of having to get out if bed? Why was I so concerned over his whereabouts?  No idea. I blame the power that is Monday.

So. As soon as I was settled onto the bus, I set to Googling—because this was a question that stayed with me. Watering the cat— remember when he was so popular he proclaimed himself the Prince of Asia? Brushing my teeth —I tried to convince myself I remembered him heading off for military service. Packing my lunch—remembering he wanted his last drama to bring him back to his (popular) acting roots. Putting on my coat —I wondered if Jackpot was the big success/revival he needed it to be. Leaving the house —realizing that if I had to spend my meager precommute wondering about him, then no, it probably wasn’t the success he was looking for.

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Musical Monday – Siblings are the Best

Posted by SaraG on January 9, 2017

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(Disclaimer: There was so much really good new music this week that it was hard to pick…so I let my 9 year old choose what I would write about. Please also check out Ravi, Day6, NCT, Seventeen, and like a million others.)

There are not a lot of coed groups in Kpop. That is a very rare and magical species that mostly consists of the one off single or mini album made by members of idol groups paired off as part of a side project. I am getting the feeling that we might see more of these mixed gender groups in the future, but for now, it just isn’t common. I think, at least in part, this has to do with the lust factor. It is really hard for the pre-pubescent brain to wrap itself around the fact that its bias is in a group with some slag who is probably all over him when they are off stage (I am speaking from the perspective of a female fan here…goes both ways, of course).

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Kpop on the DL’s Khotties of the Year

Posted by KpopontheDL on January 7, 2017

Khottie of the Week/ Music

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I’m going to start with the disclaimer that these are my own personal picks for Khotties of the Year.  These are actors or idols that are new, or I just finally noticed, or, in some cases, jumped from really far down on my list (Eww, yuck) to really high on my list (My eyes are dazzled. I can no longer see anyone else.)

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