Musical Monday – Solo Growth and Development

Posted by SaraG on November 18, 2019

Music

Way back when in October, I promised I’d do a post when the second half of Zico’s solo full-length album, Thinking, Pt. 2 was released. Today, you lucky gooses, is the day I get around to fulfilling that promise. And because I spoke a little about Thinking, Pt. 1 all those weeks ago, it’ll come as no surprise to hear that I am completely enchanted by the whole darned thing. 

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Ahoy There, New Kdramas Dead Ahead!

Posted by Cherry Cordial on November 18, 2019

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Since Stephanie continues to insist on watching all the dramas, it’s time to see what other dramas are coming up and if there is anything else out there she needs to make space for. We’re seeing fun things like Busted 2, Chocolate, Bon Voyage 4, Vacation in My Own Way (with Eric!), Love with Flaws, and more! We also take a moment to answer the age old question, who is your Kdrama actor bias?

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Khottie of the Week: Lee Sang

Posted by Alix on November 17, 2019

Khottie of the Week

When I said last week that I had forgotten there were more khottie coming attractions in October this was another one I missed. The challenge with this post is that Lee Sang is from IMFACT, a group I know exists because they are on the top of SaraG’s list of favorites…but that’s about it. And because when I was looking for pictures on Pinterest I stumbled across a Lee Sang board created by SaraG, I am going to assume he’s her in bias in the group. Many thanks to KPopontheDL for confirming that the photos are right and if not, SaraG is currently on a plane somewhere over the Atlantic so if I make any mistakes there’s time to change them before she notices! Read more

Throwback (Musical) Thursday – Is it Gauche?

Posted by SaraG on November 14, 2019

Music

At some point, people stop counting their new child’s age in months, stop treating a new pet like a welcomed guest rather than a family member, and stop using the ‘I’m new’ excuse at work meetings when they don’t know what’s going on. Those things seem to happen organically and within an acceptable range of time so as not to drive those around them insane. I, however, tend to ride some things far past the point where they stop being funny or even socially acceptable. It’s not on purpose…but it’s also not completely not ‘not on purpose.’ I don’t always know what the rules are around things and as I dip my toes into creating online content or helping with other people’s projects, I need some instruction on the etiquette. 

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Ah-Dorable. Possibly.

Posted by Stephanie on November 12, 2019

General

As I’m currently plowing through dramas (have you heard? I’m up to FIVE, FIVE dramas I’m currently simulcasting) You wouldn’t think I had any space on my plate for more, that I’d see info on another show and groan like someone offered you more stuffing at the tail end of Thanksgiving dinner. You want to, but couldn’t imagine putting another thing in your mouth. (We’ve all been there, you know exactly what I’m talking about.)

Turns out? I see posters and teasers for the upcoming drama Love With Flaws, unbutton my pants and say “Pass the stuffing.” Read more

Musical Monday – Broken Hearts and Emotional Walls

Posted by SaraG on November 11, 2019

Music

If you’ve been alive for at least thirteen years, you’ve experienced some sort of heartbreak over the course of your existence. We’ve all been there – be it a crappy ending to your favorite book series, the puppy you were never allowed to get, or the love of your life never acknowledging your existence. Broken hearts are painful, scarring, and important for our development as adults. They teach us about reality, resilience, and growth. I’m not looking forward to watching my daughters go through all of those emotions as they continue to mature, but I know that they’re going to have to and it’s the skills they learn early on that will be help them handle the rest of their lives creatively, gracefully, and with self-respect.

 In many ways, my relationship with Kpop has been a second adolescence – a second opportunity to experience and relearn all of those skills I thought I had squared away years ago. We, in writing and on the blog, have chatted a lot about it over the course of the almost three years I’ve been contributing to Kchat Jjigae. We’ve talked about jealousy and love and longing, and we’ve tackled various other feeeeeelings along the way. But of all days, today I think it’s important that we take a quick look at our bruised hearts and celebrate where we’ve been and where we’ll end up. 

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Jhottie of the Week: Nakamoto Yuta

Posted by Alix on November 10, 2019

Khottie of the Week/ Music

Since tomorrow is a day off for me it doesn’t really feel like the end of the weekend yet…which is all good when you have a pile of laundry still to do but not when your kchatjjigae boss is texting you about the whereabouts of your weekend post. I also realized I had not been keeping up with the coming attractions. I had it in my mind that there was only one October 24th birthday but wow was I wrong. So this post is almost late for multiple reasons. Sorry boss, guess that next bubble tea is on me.

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Episode 215: Like Bananagrams But Not

Posted by Stephanie on November 8, 2019

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We’ve been motivated to watch some dramas and now we’re motivated to tell you about them! Thanks to BL and Bubbles: The Birthday Edition, Stephanie continues on her new trend of watching all the dramas in all the world simulcasting not one, two, three, but FOUR shows while Ms. Cherry continues her own journey through The Untamed. Which, turns out, you can watch on Netflix!

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Throwback (Musical) Thursday – Still on the Stage

Posted by SaraG on November 7, 2019

Music

Gosh, I’ve been remiss in a big, bad way. I’ve mentioned Onewe on this site approximately 73 times and I’ve failed to actually write a post about them. Who does that??

Onewe is a five-member pop-rock band on RBW that debuted in May of 2019. But this tiny sentence tells you very little about who these gents are and their long history together. These five members actually first debuted together under the name M.A.S 0094 in 2015 and donated all of their profits to various charities, including those supporting comfort women. They made their official debut under the label Modern Music in August of that year and released two EPs on the label while also working as MAMAMOO’s session band for some live performances. 

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A Variety of Junsu

Posted by Stephanie on November 5, 2019

Casting News

While my acute Junsu obsession was a sad casualty to his military service, I still have a big soft spot for one of my first true Kloves. The story of JYJ and their struggles as they left SM was one of the biggest scandals of my early Kpop years. Remember those days? So innocent, not knowing that Kpop could reach in and rip out your still-beating heart. (Excuse me, I’m still processing Kpop 2019.) Which makes the news that Junsu has taped a pilot for a variety show for MBC, both big and nostalgic. Read more

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