Saw this tweet a few weeks back and RTed it myself because I found it hilarious and I’m posting it now because it applies to online reality. A friend recently showed me someone’s SNS diarrhoea, facepalming on why people do that and I can only say… “It’s the Internet. Who will stop anyone?” Of course, it’s […]


용/yong/dragon Korean dragons are legendary creatures in Korean mythology and folklore and trace their influence to the Chinese dragon. However, as opposed to European mythology, Korean dragons are considered benevolent beings related to water and agriculture, and believed to bring rain and clouds. [Source] 용용용 Yes, this post was bound to happen. Jung Yonghwa x […]

mole post

If I ask what do Matsumoto Jun, Ninomiya Kazunari, Kwon Jiyong and Jung Yonghwa have in common, the obvious answer would be they’re idols. But there’s something else they have in common aside from being among their generation’s top stars in the J-pop and K-pop worlds: their moles, particularly those on their faces. The moles […]


  I guess with this post, I’m owning up to being a BIGBANG fan. Though I still can’t call myself a VIP (in the same way I can’t call myself a Boice) because I don’t want that commitment. When one friend asked me if I’m now a VIP, I answered that I’m just a music […]


More than a year ago, it would have been unthinkable to listen to K-pop beyond the occasional drama OST. How much more pay good money to watch a concert of Korean artists. But thanks to CNBLUE, my eyes (and ears) have been opened to that side of pop culture. So yeah, thank you, Yonghwa. And […]


I blame the culture. Agencies allow the stanning fan practice to get to that level. Fangifts? Those artists can afford them and thousands more. Why not give to charity instead? Help more people who really need help. Do it under the name of your artists, if you must. Food support? That’s the job of production, […]

cheon songyi

So. Arashi has announced their five-dome tour dates this year as follows: November 6-8 Nagoya November 13-15 Sapporo November 26-29 Osaka December 17-19 Fukuoka December 23,24,26,27 Tokyo On the very night (early morning JST because that’s when the news came out in the papers) it was known on Twitter, I saw fans already booking hotels […]

fangirl drama

  Sometimes, the fangirl road is not straight with clear arrows. There are times that we try to fight that urge to, you know, spazz and flail. Maybe because we feel we have more than enough idols to handle already. Or maybe that we are too old for such adolescent stuff as pining over a […]


“Do you know Heartstrings?” Yes, Yonghwa. I know Heartstrings. It’s one of my favorite dramas. Last year, I wrote about why I love it. This year as Heatstrings marks its fourth year since broadcast, let’s look at the top four songs from the OST. Not to say there are only four songs that deserve mention […]


He got me into the Korean side of music. But there’s more to Jung Yonghwa, after all, he’s not Bolmae Jung for nothing. The more you get to know him, the more he becomes charming. So let me try to list down 27 of his charms in celebration of his 27th birthday (Korean age). 1. […]


Some may think my ichiban (you say “bias” in K-pop) in Arashi is Nino. I guess because I tweet a lot about him. But I was Jun-baited into the fandom and the diva remains to be my ichiban. But does it really matter? Who’s keeping track? It’s common for Arashi fans to say “I love […]


I’m at a loss on how to call this post and let me just say, there is no intention to compare the two groups at the expense of one or the other. In the previous post on fans (not the uchiwa kind), I mentioned that there are many ways through which we turn into fans. […]