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Monday, December 22, 2014

Rookie boy group Pureboy take to the streets for the reunification of TVXQ

Article: Boy group Pureboy holds a picket demonstration for the reunification of TVXQ and JYJ in Myungdong

Source: News 1 via Naver

"We want to see a five member TVXQ stage at least once"

1. [+275, -14] How about you worry about where you'll be performing next

2. [+212, -7] Basically promoting himself

3. [+169, -9] A rookie's noise marketing

4. [+30, -9] But nowadays, I really do want to see a five member stage again. There's no group yet that has the same aura they had. From talents to looks, they were such a perfect group all around ㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+29, -3] Still brave of him, especially knowing how much he'll get hate from JYJ fans or TVXQ fans. I'm not asking for a reunification but I do want to see the five of them on stage together just one more time.

6. [+25, -1] I wonder if they're sincere or if it's for self promotions. I really don't understand why a noname rookie would do this. He should be worried about his own career, not anyone else's career.

7. [+24, -1] How awkward for the five members ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ It's not even fans doing this but a random rookie..

8. [+24, -4] I really do want to see another five member stage though..


Sean reveals he will cut off financial support from his kids once they turn 18

Article: 'Healing Camp' Sean, "I'll cut off financial support from my children once they turn 18"

Source: News 1 via Naver

"I think children will be much happier once they learn how to become independent adults. They will never be truly free if the parents support them in everything. It might seem cruel but I love them and I think it's a way to have them live happier lives. I told them that if they want to go to college, they need to make the money for it."

Wife Jung Hye Young expressed her concerns by saying, "I like my husband's thoughts but this is Korea."


1. [+10,081, -73] I'm sad that I agree with the wife in saying that this is Korea

2. [+8,150, -123] 18 seems too early in Korea

3. [+4,125, -135] Love Sean and Jung Hye Young~

4. [+3,422, -184] So much to learn from them...

5. [+903, -32] Like Jung Hye Young said, this is Korea.. They're sophomores in high school at 18 years old which means they have to prepare for college entrance exams. When will they have the time to make money for tuition? Sean's idea sounds good on paper but it's too far removed from reality..

6. [+787, -11] I don't know how it works in America but in Europe, kids make enough money working a few hours at restaurants or cafes so it's easier for them to be independent. In Korea, however, you barely make enough for a bowl of soup for hard labor.

7. [+656, -16] Might be possible in another country but impossible in Korea

8. [+545, -8] I understand where he's coming from but reality's different... forcing your kid to take out loans is basically starting them off in life with debt.

9. [+542, -14] Might help them later in life but as 18 year olds, it will be difficult... People rarely take 18 year old part time workers

10. [+490, -8] What Sean's saying is right... just that this is Korea we're talking about, which is the problem..

11. [+479, -11] I heard even in America the age where kids become independent is getting older and older. There are tons of adults in America who still live off of their parents and the average age of independence is said to be 27 years old nowadays. Moving out at 18 is all in the past. Sean probably doesn't realize that times have changed and is stuck in his memory of how America was when he lived back there. Either way, the idea of instilling independence in your kids is always a good thing.


Jessica bursts into tears at Korean fan meet

Article: Jessica sobs at Korean fan meeting "Let's be happy"

Source: Mydaily via Naver + Nate

1. [+11,997, -1,509] ㅋㅋㅋ Basically a ploy to rip more money off of her fans~~

2. [+10,988, -1,164] What you have just witnessed is the scene between a businesswoman and her clients

3. [+1,128, -81] I'd spend the same amount of money on Chanel than some nugu brand sunglasses... Whatever, not like she's committed a death deserving crime or anything so I hope she's happy with her life. Anyway, the new rumors on her boyfriend.. I hope they're certainly just rumors because I'm starting to feel bad for her..

4. [+987, -78] Actress Yoon Yeon Jung once said that celebrities are people who can drop tears in less than a minute so never believe a celebrity when they cry. She's really desperate to sell these scarves, isn't she? ㅋㅋㅋ Crying's probably no effort on her behalf ㅋㅋ

5. [+1,001, -100] Why is a businesswoman holding a fan meeting?

6. [+921, -104] Amazing how she still thinks of herself as the victim by crying like this

7. [+504, -54] She arrived 50 minutes late so the reporters all left ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Why is it that the other members aren't late like this but every event Jessica attends, she's late? The article highlights, "This fan meet was more of an event sponsoring the promotion of 'Blanc & Eclare'. Jessica provided no explanations or clarifications, leading photographers and reporters to leave the scene. Designer Jessica's ambitious fan meeting turned out to be less than what was expected."

8. [+18, -0] Remember what Jessica said on that show with Krystal... That she only ever cries when she's pissed off and that it's impossible for her to shed tears when she's sad or touched by something.


MTV Iggy's "5 Things to Know About CL Before 2015"

Article: America's MTV "CL is multi-talented, even refuses plastic surgery" spotlight report on her charms

Source: Mydaily via Nate [ original MTV IGGY article ]

1. [+287, -49] Are they really claiming that she got no plastic surgery done just because she's had procedures that have barely made a difference on her features? She definitely got her eyes done and fillers in her nose, or do they not count according to them?

2. [+263, -48] If you look closely at CL's eyes, she got double eyelids done and the corners of her eyes cut. She's always wearing thick make up so it's not as apparent and she's even been fixing her nose up in increments too.

3. [+177, -35] Is YG even media playing with foreign media outlets too? This is exactly the same type of stuff they've been media playing about in Korea. And it bothers me how they're dumping Park Bom and Minzy away for the sake of CL's career. Can CL really place her hand over her heart and say she got no work done? Never in my life did I think she'd have to resort to plastic surgery media play... nevermind, they tried this with their American advancement too.

4. [+22, -5] How much did they pay MTV? They really think she got no work done?? Do they not have eyes?? They can't even tell the difference between natural and fake?

5. [+19, -7] 2NE1 fans can foam at the mouths claiming they're talented all they want but 2NE1's the most representative group when it comes to girl groups who resort to showing skin to make up for their lack of talent. From wearing bathing suits to panties, CL was also the first to strip naked in a music video too. I'm sure anyone who's seen her Golden Disk stage has realized that her live skills suck. Park Bom already showed her voice cracking skills with Psy and her You & I stages. Talk about their talent all you want but the things they get in the headlines for is showing skin, plastic surgery, or crimes.


Article: America's MTV IGGY, CL's 5 charms? "Multi-talented + rejection of plastic surgery"

Source: Star News via Naver

1. [+4,881, -546] Rejected plastic surgery? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ That's hilarious ㅋㅋ

2. [+4,495, -368] She's not pretty but cool looking...

3. [+3,654, -562] As a fellow woman and a fan, I find CL cool. It's nice to see her full of confidence.

4. [+3,183, -436] CL's cool, talent will never betray

5. [+2,566, -287] Hate on her for getting plastic surgery, hate on her for rejecting it ㅋㅋㅋ CL's cool enough as a woman as she is

6. [+2,260, -272] It's apparent to the eye that CL's just a hard worker, she's a cool person

7. [+2,002, -236] It's not like she's a Gangnam plastic surgery monster. She can rap, sing, and dance, and is very charismatic. You could put her in the foreign market right this moment and I wouldn't be embarrassed.

8. [+1,615, -547] ㅋㅋㅋ She got double eyelids done though ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I actually think the entire world would go crazy if Yoon Mirae joined YG


TV: [Abnormal Summit] Zhang Yuan reveals Christmas is a couple's holiday in China

Article: Zhang Yuan, "Christmas in China is the day you go to a motel with your lover" accidental statement?

Source: Newsen via Nate

Culturally, Christmas in Korea isn't really seen as a family gathering or celebrated as anything more than a special day to go on a date with your so (family gatherings are reserved for New Years and Thanksgiving and such) hence the understanding Korean response to Zhang Yuan claiming it's usually a day couples spend at the motel together, "The Chinese don't really know about Christmas. They just see it as an extra day off, or to spend at the motel.."

1. [+374, -28] It's not like he's wrong. Why do you think motels hike up their prices during Christmas? Because they get an influx of customers... Not like Korea ever celebrated Christmas for its real meaning.. There's no controversy in this.

2. [+331, -31] Korea's the same, Christmas is just a day for couples to have sex together ㅋㅋ

3. [+238, -15] If what Zhang Yuan said is controversial, that's really hypocritical of us Koreans ㅋㅋ Motels hike up their prices during Christmas season accordingly for a reason.

4. [+16, -0] He's right, though... It's so hard to reserve a room at hotels or inns during Christmas season ㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+14, -0] He's right, it's the same with Korea~

6. [+13, -0] Even if you want to deny it all you want, the motel is where Christmas is spent..

7. [+11, -0] It's because Christmas in Korea is usually spent with your lovers... I hope nobody hates on Zhang Yuan for saying this. I like the show so it makes me worried for controversies;