Monday, December 1, 2014

B.A.P and What Happened.

First of all, before saying anything, I just want everyone to know that I am a huge fan of B.A.P. They are one of the boy groups that have led me into k-pop and I really respect them, especially Yongguk. To me, they are one of the legends that have made k-pop so popular nowadays.

If you're not into k-pop or B.A.P, you might not know that B.A.P have just filed a lawsuit to sue their company for slave contract. When I wrote B.A.P, I don't mean any one member of them, I mean all 6 of them. B.A.P have signed a 7 year contract with TS Entertainment and according to news that I've read, TS Entertainment had earned about 9.9 million from B.A.P but B.A.P only received payment that is less than that by a lot.

Here's a link to read a QnA from Dispatch to help you understand more about B.A.P's situation.

Not only that, Daehyun's ex vocal teacher had tweeted saying that Dispatch's report is the most realistic report ever. Here's what he have tweeted.

"During their 3 years, they [TS Entertainment] cut their [B.A.P] contact with the outside world, took their cellphones, and even when they were in their hometown doing a fan sign event, they [TS Entertainment] wouldn't even let them [B.A.P] see their parents for a few minutes. Even when they didn't have schedules and their parents came to see them, they wouldn't let them meet.
They [B.A.P] had their official break for the first time this year. Everything else was the manager or the chief letting them out for a day or two without telling the company.
Their parents kept saying ‘We have to talk to the company,’ but the members kept saying ‘We just have to concentrate on our music,’ and told their parents it’s okay. They kept getting IV lines and didn't even once complain before this.”
Soon after, he then tweeted another message supporting the boys that said “You can share what I've wrote, I actually want many people to share this. I’m ready to fight along side Daehyun.”"

I was quite shocked when I first heard the news but when I looked back, there are so many signs that B.A.P had shown us but we did not realize. Once there was a member who passed out during a performance and was sent to the hospital. When he was there, a staff went over and brought him back to go on the performance. Honestly, that really pissed me off. I've seen a lot of pictures of B.A.P members having oxygen tanks with them because they had trouble breathing due to tiredness.

And from what I know, B.A.P have delete all the conversation they've ever had with the outside world to prevent getting into trouble when the company checks their devices. Not only that, they have to memorize all their contact numbers to get in touch with their family. Apart from that, all those hospital fees, they were all paid by B.A.P and their parents themselves. They have to ask their parents for money even though they earn so much for the company.

One question, why did B.A.P's parents did not take action? Yes, they wanted to talk to the company but the six boys have stopped them. They have told their parents to trust the company and that everything will be fine.

In my opinion, if I had to choose between SM Entertainment and TS Entertainment, I would choose SM Ent. It's just my opinion. What about you guys? SM or TS? Which is better? Which is worse?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

K-pop 101

1.    What are your top 5 favourite male bands?

2.    What are your top 5 favourite female bands?
- Secret, Girls Generation, f(x), Red Velvet, 4Minute.

3.    Who are your top 10 male biases?
- Kris Wu Yifan
- EXO Lay
- MBLAQ Lee Joon
- B.A.P Jung Daehyun
- BTS Rap Monster
- BtoB Peniel
- SHINee Minho
- SHINee Onew

4.    Who are your top 10 female biases?
- Secret Hyosung
- SNSD Hyoyeon
- SNSD Tiffany
- f(x) Luna
- f(x) Sulli
- f(x) Amber
- SNSD Taeyeon
- Ailee
- IU
- Secret Hana

5.    What are your top 5 OTPs?
- Kray
- Baekyeol
- V-Hope
- V-Min
- V-Jin

6.    What are you top 5 favourite songs at the moment?
- Kris- There is A Place
- BTS- Danger, War of Hormone
- Ariana Grande- Problem

7.    Who is your ultimate male bias?
- Kris Wu!

8.    Who is your ultimate female bias?
- Hyosung!

9.    If you could be on We Got Married with anyone, who would it be?

10.    Who are your top 5 favourite solo artists?
- K.Will
- IU
- Ailee
- Jay Park
- BoA

11.    How has Kpop impacted your life?
- Everthing I say or I do is related to Korean culture.

12.    What are your top 5 K-Dramas?
I don't really watch dramas....
- Secret Garden
- To The Beautiful You
- The Salamander Guru
- I Can Hear Your Voice

13.    Who are your top 5 K-Drama OTPs?
- Minho and Sulli!

14.    Who are your top 5 favourite actors?
- Lee Minho
- Lee Jongsuk
- Lee Hyunwoo
- Hyun Bin
- Seo Jisuk

15.    Who are you top 5 favourite actresses?
- Park Shinhye
- Goo Hyesun
- Lee Yoonji
- Shin Minah

16.    If you could go to the concert of any group/artist, who would it be?

17.    Who would you want as your best friend in Kpop?
- Rap Monster
- V
- Lay
- Baekhyun
- Jimin
- Jungkook

18.    Who's your favourite leader?
- INFINITE Sunggyu
- EXO Suho
- BTS Rap Monster
- B.A.P Bang Yongguk

19.    Who's your favourite maknae?
Jeon Jungkook

20.    Who's your favourite main dancer?
Lee Joon

21.    Who's your favourite rapper?
- SHINee Minho
- BTS Rap Monster
- BtoB Ilhoon

22.    Who's your favourite vocalist?
- B.A.P Jung Daehyun
- EXO Baekhyun
- EXO Chen

23.    Who's your favourite visual?
- SHINee Minho
- EXO Kai
- B.A.P Kim Himchan

24.    What are 5 of your least favourite male bands?

25.    What are 5 of your least favourite female bands?

26.    What are 5 of your least favourite songs?
 I don't even know what songs that I don't like...

27.    If you had to pair up one of your biases with a North American artist, who would they be?
- Jongup and Chris Brown hahahahaha
- Sehun and Miranda Kerr

28.    What's your favourite Super Junior sub unit?
Super Junior M

29.    What's your favourite song at the moment?
- Kris- There is A Place

30.    Who's your bias in... Super Junior?
- Donghae!

31.    Infinite?
- L!

32.    Teen Top?
-.... I don't have one...

33.    BTOB?
- Ilhoon
- Peniel
- Sungjae
- Minhyuk

34.    SNSD?
- Taeyeon

35.    SHINee?
- Minho
- Jonghyun

36.    EXO?
- Luhan
- Kris
- Chen
- Basically all of them.

37.    Secret?
- Hyosung

38.    B1A4?
- Baro

39.    4Minute?
- Hyuna

40.    Apink?

41.    U-Kiss?
- Eli
- AJ
- Kiseop

42.    Nu'est?
- Ren
- Baekho

43.    TVXQ?
- Changmin
- Yunho

44.    JYJ?
- Junsu

45.    CNBlue?
- Yonghwa

46.    Rainbow?

47.    Beast?
- Yoseob

48.    Block B?
- Zico
- Jaehyo

49.    Boyfriend?
- Jeongmin & Kwangmin

50.    KARA?

51.    MBLAQ?
- Lee Joon

52.    Big Star?

53.    Got7?
- Bam Bam?
- Jackson?

54.    Wonder Girls?

55.    SS501?
- Kim Hyunjong
- Kyujong
- Youngsaeng

56.    F.CUZ?

57.    2AM?
- Seulong
- Jo Kwon

58.    2PM?
- Taecyeon
- Junho

59.    Big Bang?
- G Dragon
- Daesung

60.    AJAX?

61.    VIXX?

62.    Red Velvet?
- Seulgi

63.    f(x)?
- Amber
- Luna

64.    Coed School (includes SPEED and Five Dolls)?

65.    Cross Gene?

66.    C-REAL?

67.    Miss A?
- Fei

68.    After School?

69.    Brown Eyed Girls?
- Narsha

70.    2NE1?
- Sandara

71.    Girl's Day?

72.    AOA?

73.    BTS?
- V
- Rap Mon
- Jin
- Jimin
- Suga
- Jungkook
- J-Hope
- Basically all of them.

74.    The Seeya?

75.    T-ARA?
- Jiyeon

76.    Sistar?
- Soyou

77.    B.A.P?
- Daehyun
- Himchan

78.    Dalmatian?

79.    F.T. Island?
- Minhwan
- Hongki
- Seunghyun

80.    Led Apple?

81.    TRAX?

82.    Davichi?
- Both of them

83.    Nine Muses?

84.    What are your 5 least favourite OTPs?

85.    What are your top 5 favourite music videos?
- EXO Growl
- BTS War of Hormone
- BTS Danger
- B.A.P One Shot

86.    What MV do you think has the best special effects?
- f(x) Rum Pum Pum

87.    What are your top 5 fandoms?

88.    What are you top 5 favourite albums?
- All of EXO's
- All of BTS's

89.    AFF Questions... What's your favourite band to read/write about?

90.    What's your favourite OTP to read/write about?
- Kray duh

91.    How many stories have you written?
46 (40 of them are one shots)

92.    How many subscribers do you have?

93.    How many friends do you have?

94.    What's your favourite story that you've read?
Giant Problems

95.    What's your favourite story you've written?
EXO One Shots

96.    Who's your favourite AFF author?
Myself hahahahahahaha

97.    Who's your AFF BFF?

98.    When did you start your account on AFF?
Febuary 25th 2013

99.    What was your first published story on AFF?
You Were The Only One, My Only One

100.    What is your most recent published story on AFF?
 EXO One Shot

101. What is your favorite Duo?

Monday, November 10, 2014

About Luhan

Some of you might wonder why did I not rant about Luhan... Well, here I am. To be honest, I saw this coming. I am heart broken as well because Luhan is also one of my bias (it's hard to have only one bias in EXO). I saw this coming and I was fully prepared, unlike Kris, who was so sudden.

What really bottles my mind is that how can people call Kris a traitor while he filed a lawsuit but when Luhan left, people congratulate him? Some people said that it is because they have seen SM's true colours after Kris and Jessica incidence and I'm like hello...? How did you not see SM's true colour earlier? I mean don't get me wrong, to me, that company is a great, big, successful company but really? Ever since I knew about Hangeng's case, I have never trusted SM.

What I meant to say is that I support all of SM's artist, I just don't like the way SM is treating their idols.

But if you take a look at a different angle, you can see that maybe, SM went from bad to better. I mean that look at all those dating news from SNSD and Super Junior. Not to mention EXO and f(x). What I think is that SM is finally opening their doors to let their idols have more freedom but some of them took this chance to leave the company. Take JYJ and Hangeng as example. SM did not let JYJ perform on music stages for years. And look at Kris and Luhan now. Not only did they not ask for money, they did nothing except for going to court and stuff.

Getting off track now.... Back to Luhan.

I am glad that Luhan is healthy now. I saw pictures of him in a coffee shop and when he was attending his movie premier(??) and he definitely looked healthier. I've also heard that Luhan had refused a high pay job, to shoot a movie which the director/producer are willing to pay him. This really shows that Luhan is not someone who cares much about money, he's not money faced. But I really do hope that he would return one day, as an actor or a singer because damn that guy is handsome and talented. How could someone not love him?

One thing that I am sure of is that I would definitely miss him and his laugh. Those kind of laughs that he looks like he had just lost a screw to his jaw. I hope that one day he would meet up with Kris and maybe the two of them could have a collab?

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Which side of the story do you choose to believe?

I've been quiet for a while now, and all that I can say is that so much shit is happening in SM right now. First Kris, then Sulli and now Jessica. We all know the story to Kris's case, but why did Sulli halted her activities and why is Jessica dropped from the group? We fans can only guess because we really have no clue about what's happening behind those closed doors.

In Sulli's case, some said that she was stressed out and wanted to get some rest. Some said that she was ill and halt her activities due to health problems. The most ridiculous one that I've heard before is that she halts her activities as a protest for not letting her date Choiza. In my opinion, Sulli really is stressed out by all the netizens when they found out that she is dating Choiza and when you're stressed, who knows what happens to your body? Your body might go crazy and refuse to function at all. So Sulli having her activities to a halt is possibly the best choice for her, although it might be a little troublesome for her group, f(x), but the other girls didn't seemed too bothered by that either.

Now, the main focus of this whole rant is about Jessica. Why did SM suddenly dropped her out? Was she messing up GG's schedule? In my opinion, well, she did say that her priority was GG but was she really paying attention to GG that much now she had launch her fashion line "BLANC"? In SM's defence, they said that Jessica was even looking for school in New York already.

Here's the catch, Jessica actually did told SM that she would halt her activities after GG's next album. If she was already planning to leave after the next album, is looking for fashion school wrong now? Everybody does that kind of early planning, even I do. High school students begin to look for colleges and universities even way before their final exams so why not? SM even gave her the green light to go on with her fashion line, so why?

A lot of people blamed SM for their shitty management while some blamed Jessica herself, saying that she deserved it bla bla bla. Come on, for reals? I think both of them is to be blamed I mean like, for instance, Jessica probably put too much attention onto making BLANC a success, which I think is reasonable because it's her fashion line, while messing up the GG girls' schedule. And for SM, why couldn't they wait until GG's  next album and let Jessica halt her activities just as promised, not kicking her out without early notice. SM's actions not only caused their stocks to dropped, I'm pretty sure that they have gained "a few more" antis now. By a few more, I mean, ALL of Jessica's fans.

And now, Tyler Kwon. Many people said that he is to be blamed. He's the one who encouraged Jessica to invest a lot on BLANC and asked her to focus more onto it. Not to mention that rumour has it that he is Jessica's boyfriend, no wait, fiancé, but he denied marrying her. Me and my friend had discussed about this and she said that there is a high possibility that Tyler is using Jessica and he is not in love with her. Jessica on the other hand, might be in love with this guy. Well, like I said, it's just our opinion, it's not necessary the accurate truth. Tyler is known as a scandal maker while he's dating Gillian Chung.... Why did Jessica fall for him again?

Oh right, they met at Hong Kong during GG's tour and Jessica maxed out her credit card and Tyler came to the rescue? Oh okay.

Overall, to be honest, I think that SM has undergo a 360 degree change since Kim Young Min became the CEO and most of the idols cannot agree with most of the things. Then again, what do I know? It's not like I work in there or know any of them. Oh right, there's another rumour that Luhan might be quitting EXO. WTF IS WRONG WITH 2014? That's just a rumour though, I'm not sure and I hope that that doesn't happen, he's like one of my bias!