Saturday, February 26, 2011

30 Day Kpop Challange: Day 20

Day 20: Your favorite picture of your guy k-pop bias

Jihyun: My favorite kpop guy bias is Hyun Joong and below is my favorite picture of him ^^

Lei Lei: Kyuhyunnie :)

Friday, February 25, 2011

30 Day Kpop Challange: Day 19

Day 19: Your favorite interview of a k-pop idol or group

Jihyun: I can't think of a favorite interview. Maybe the one Super Junior did with CNN?? I was very happy for them (being international idols and such). Siwon and Leeteuk were the "special" members who got to speak in the actual interview. As an international ELF I was so excited about their success and influence on the global market. - I'll provide a link soon ^^

Lei Lei: My favorite interview is one from a long time ago around Super Junior's Don't Don period. In the interview Eunhyuk is telling the story of how he and Junsu made Donghae cry by telling him he was going to change and get a big head after it became famous. I don't know why I like that particular interview so much. It's just funny and I just it's refreshing to he Donghae get picked on seeing as he's usually the violent abuser. Anyway. Everything in good fun. Lol.

Honorable Mention:
MTV's Vice Guide to Everything (totally neglected Super Junior *smh)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

30 Day Kpop Challange: Day 18

Day 18!! Wow things are moving pretty fast. Jihyun here with the answers ^^
Which kpop idol do you want as a younger sibling? Funny Lei Lei and I picked the same person, but for different reasons.

Our pick: Baby Magnae of magnae's.... Ukiss DONGHO!!

He's so sweet XD
I'd love to have him as a little brother, I'd spoil him all the time.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

30 Day Kpop Challange: Day 17

Day 17 - Wow this is an interesting question.... Name a kpop idol you wish was your older sibling.

Siwon- I picked him because he seems like such a fun person to be around. Very protective and loving ^^ He would probably spoil me to pieces. Lol. And I'd get to have the other members as oppas.

Lei Lei:
Nichkhun - The fact that I don't really pay much attention to Kpop girl groups basically cuts away the idea of me picking a proper older sister if myself, which narrows it down to Kpop male idols. However, the last thing I think about when I think of most of the Kpop male idols that I know is having them related to me. It's weird, but for some reason I can see Nichkhun taking on the older brother role. He's an inspiration to me. I aspire to speak multiple languages someday and he's definitely someone I look up to, knowing three himself on a conversational basis. Not just that, but Nichkhun breathes gentlemen. I know he'd be the type of older brother who looks out for his little sister and takes the occasional little sib nagging. Also I read somewhere that when he gets mad he speaks in all three languages that I knows, so I think it'd be funny to purposely get him angry sometimes just to entertain myself. Lol.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

30 Day Kpop Challange: Day 16

Day 16: Your favorite k-pop lyric (and a translation)

Jihyun: My favorite kpop lyrics are Marry U - (Super Junior)
Super Junior trumps all boy bands -prior and future- because of this song's lyrics.

Lei Lei: Because You're a Man(Gummy)

~Chorus Lyrics~
그 댄 남자라서 남자라서 죽어도 몰라요
geudaen namjaraseo namjaraseo jugeodo mollayo
내 가 부족해서 너무 못나서 그대만 바라보고 있죠
naega bujokhaeseo neomu motnaseo geudaeman barabogo itjyo
그댄 남자라서 남자라서 날 이해 못하죠
geudaen namjaraseo namjaraseo nal ihae motajyo
그저 자유롭고 싶겠죠 변할 수는 없겠죠 남자라서
geujeo jayuropgo sipgetjyo byeonhal suneun eopgetjyo namjaraseo

Since you’re a man, since you’re a man, you wouldn’t know even if you died
Since I’m lacking, Since I’m foolish, I’m only looking at you
Since you’re a man, since you’re a man, you don’t understand me
You probably just want to be free, you probably won’t be able to change, because you’re a man

Honorable Mentions:
Noona's Song - Lyn ft. E.Via (Jihyun)
It's You - Super Junior
Flowerpot - Alex Chu (Jihyun)
Let's Not - Super Junior (Lei Lei)
Monster- Super Junior (Lei Lei)

30 Day Kpop Challange: Day 15

So sorry for not posting on time! I totally fell asleep during my blogging process.... ugh, school. Okay so here we go for Day 15 ^^ A kpop song that reminds you of someone you miss.

Jihyun: So I (Super Junior)
Everytime I hear this song I think about Kangin and when the whole group was together. I wish they didn't go through the break-up and toss out of Hangeng and Kibum. Lol. I still love the group, but my favorite times were when they were a family. It makes me miss the original Super Junior.

Lei Lei: Shake It Up (Super Junior)
This makes me miss Hankyung. It's one of the songs from Super Junior's 4th album and I promise you that there's a part where it's singing in it even though this was supposedly after he left. If you look the lyrics up it'll say the Leeteuk's the one singing, but yea I doubt that and I don't think I'm the only one who believes that he has a part in this song. Maybe SM was too lazy or cheap to redo it and thought the no one would notice.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

30 Day Kpop Challange: Day 14

Hi Jihyun here with Day 14 - Today's question is a kpop song that makes you smile.

As of now the two kpop songs that make me smile are Dalmatian's The Man Opposed and IU's Good Day.

And for me (Lei Lei) - Love in the Ice by DBSK.

Friday, February 18, 2011

30 Day Kpop Challenge: Day 11 Favorite Music Video

Hello everyone! Jihyun and Lei Lei here with our favorite Kpop music video!

Lei Lei: Super Junior - It's You (Drama Version)

Jihyun: Super Junior - Sorry Sorry Answer

Honorable Mentions
Rain - Rainism
HOT - Candy
Super Junior H - Cooking Cooking
Super Junior M - Super Girl
Super Junior - Sorry Sorry
Gummy - As a Man
Rain - Love Song
Infinite - Before the Dawn "Dance Version"
DBSK - Wrong Number
DBSK - Balloons
Big Bang - Haru Haru

(Update) - Hey guys!! We know that this was yesterday's challenge, but its only been today since we saw the absolute best Kpop music video. This thing was funny and sweet at the same time. It'll have you cracking up through its entirety, mad for a portion, and going 'Aww' at the end. This video is none other than Lee Hyun's 'You Are the Best of My Life'. Take a look. You won't regret it!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

30 Day Kpop Challenge: Day 10

Hi! Hi! Yes we're back to blogging to now. School's getting that serious. Hopefully ti won't be long til we have another vlog up for you. Til then we'll do our best to entertain and info you via blog.

Day 10 challenge: A kpop dance you'd like to learn.

Lei Lei: My choice would be Mirotic. It's an epic dance and I started learning it last summer. I know the intro and chorus basically, but I'd love to learn the rest.

Jihyun: (UPDATE) So a kpop dance I'd like to learn is Into the New World by SNSD. I haven't attempted to learn any of it, but I'd be so happy if I got the chorus down. Lol.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

30 Day Kpop Challenge: Day 6

Hey Guys!! We're coming to you with another day. This time it's what's your favorite song form your favorite girl group. Breakdown is below.

Jihyun: Nothing Lasts Forever - Girl's Day

Lei Lei: Chu - f(x)

Friday, February 11, 2011

30 Day Kpop Challange: Day 5

Day #5 - Your favorite song by your favorite guy group

Hello everyone!! It's Jihyun and Lei Lei here with Day#5!!
If you watched our Day#1 video on the SupaECHS blog, you heard that our favorite kpop guy group is Super Junior. Today we are here to reveal our favorite songs of theirs. At the end of the blog you can find the Honorable Mentions that did not make the number one spot, but they can't go without being listed XD This was quite a hard task for us since we love all of Super Junior's songs. ^^

Lei Lei: Why I Like You

Honorable Mentions

Reset - SJ (Lei Lei) -- Sorry Sorry Answer - SJ (Jihyun)

Super Girl - Super Junior M (Jihyun) -- Me Super Junior M (Lei Lei)

Tok Tok Tok - Super Junior T + Donghae (Jihyun)

Cooking Cooking - Super Junior H

What If - KRY + Sungmin (Jihyun) --- Let's Not - KRY (Lei Lei)

I Wanna Love You - EunHae (Jihyun)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

30 Day Kpop Challange: Day 4

The question: Your Ultimate K-pop Girl Bias

Lei Lei and I have the same answer for our Ultimate K-pop Girl Bias... young accomplished singer IU!! We both agree that she has one of the best female voices in the Korean idol industry. Her new song "Good Day" has definitely put her on the map with her epic 3 note hit. If you're not very familiar with her as a singer or actress, there are links on this page you should definitely take a look at.

IU will also be opening for Corinne Bailey Ray's first concert in Korea. Here is a link to IU singing 2 covers of Corinne's popular songs. She's done a great job with English pronunciation and her singing is a sweet soulful mix, very pleasant to listen to ^^

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

30 Day Kpop Challange: Day 3

The question: Your Ultimate K-pop Guy Bias

Hi this is Jihyun!

Today is definitely going to be my favorite, I love talking about my kpop biases ^^ Haha. I know we’re supposed to be talking about our one ultimate bias – but I’ve got to give the whole list. I'll save that for the end though.

Back to the task at hand, naming my Ultimate Bias. It actually didn't take me long to name my favorite. Only 2 people on my favs list have been around since the beginning of my kpop fandom: Kyuhyun and HyunJoong.

My ultimate choice came to be Kim Hyun Joong. He was the actor who pulled me into the K-dramas that I love today - with "Boys Over Flowers". It's my favorite k-drama and also the first one I watched. I also love "Playful Kiss" and his song "Thank You", that happened to be the first Korean song I learned all the words to. If I went to Korea he would be the first celebrity I'd want to meet!

Honorable Mentions:

Song JoongKi ^^

Cho KyuHyun :D

Lee Hongki ;)

Nichkhun :P

Lei Lei's part. Hello. Hello.

My Kpop guy bias is definitely a hard call. Originally it was Han Geng a.k.a Hankyung of Super Junior before dirty, rotten, mean SM made him flee back to China (do to inequality and slave contracts). So yea, he was my original bias and for a large part he still is - but people keep telling me that he's not legit cause:

a) he's not a Kpop idol anymore and b) Hankyung is Chinese so he was always toeing the line of cheating as a kpop idol in the first place.

But now he's gone and I feel like a piece of the Kpop world I love so much has been taken with him (again, stupid SM!). I currently have alot of Korean ideal type boyfriends, like if this person asked me out I wouldn't hesitate to say yes. There's Big Bang's T.O.P and G-Dragon (when he's showering us with his cute side), Super Junior's Leeteuk and Eunhyuk (don't tell Hankyung), DBSK's Changmin, and SHINee's Minho (he's kinda young so I waver with him alot, somehow I always let that masculine voice fool me).

Those are all my favrotie Kpop guys, but what about Kpop bias status? Because my affection for Hankyung was (is) so deep I never really bothered permanently replacing him with anybody new. That's why for the last year and change, my number one bias has fluctuated often and this here little Kpop Challenge has come right during the time that Super Junior's magnae Cho Kyuhyun holds reign.

I don't know how long he'll stay there for, but currently he does hold the number one spot. Why? Two words. Three Musketeers. I'm an absolute sucker for theater and great literature and to see Kyuhyun participate in both is like grand happiness coma inducing. Also little magnae is shifting more away from his evil title to a cute little screw up (crediting 'Super Junior Foresight' for that discovery) personality and of course if I have to even mention this he is one of the best vocalists in Super Junior and though I do prefer Yesung's voice more I'm starting to understand and appreciate Kyuhyun's vocal appeal.

Calling All ELFs!!!

Hi, I've got some awesome news for you! Some friends of mine sent me a link that's spreading like wildfire across the globe. All International ELF must be a part of this movement. It's a petition for SM Entertainment to create the FIRST official international fanclub for Super Junior fans.

This list is also to unite all ELFs around the world. We want to show Super Junior how much we love them and support them. Wouldn't it be great if they saw the overwhelming response from American fans! I also heard through the grapevine that SJ is looking to do a world tour for the next album. Yes, it actually includes the world this time - not just Asia. I don't have the information set in stone, but it's possible. Leeteuk hinted at it himself.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and sign that petition. Below are some more fan sites to visit. We want all kpop fans to be plugged in and connected to other kpop fans around the globe!

Unofficial "Official" Super Junior ELF forum -
SM Town Concert on the East Coast -
Jjang!! Asian Entertainment Forum - (includes Japanese fandoms*)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

30 Day Kpop Challenge: Day 2

Annyeonghaseyo Kpop lovers?
Just like we promised you, here are our answers for day 2 of the 30 Day Kpop Challenge.

The question: Your favorite k-pop girl group

Now I think that Jihyun and I can both agree that this is a really hard question. Really hard, seeing as we don't really pay much attention to the Korean girl groups that are out, but for the sake of the challenge we will answer the question as best we can.

For me, the way I chose was by considering the girl group's who's songs that I actually have on my mp3 player. I listen to songs from others of course, but actually download status is some high class stuff. So basically going that route left me with about three girl groups to choose from. Out of those three I chose After School and f(x) the fight it out for the winning spot. And that winner is....f(x). Why? Because I actually know most of the members (can't say the same about After School) and I like how they stray anyway from the average "cute-girl-gotta-dance-in-a-mini-skirt-and-five-inch-heels" image that most of the girl groups done today, even though it does show itself every now and then.

Jihyun's favorite girl group is Girl's Day cause (directly quoted from her) "they're fun". All too true I can assess from the few videos I've seem of them. Their "Nothing Last Forever" song is really good and very catchy. And on top of that a couple of their members are struttin' some major swag. On the very first episode of "We Are Dating" during the talent portion that was meant to pair them with their respective U-Kiss guy one of the girls busted out the reject and in heels!! So yea, Girl's Day, not a bad choice at all.

And so that wraps it up for our day 2 challenge question. Come back tomorrow to see our day 3 answers to the question - Your Favorite K-pop guy bias. Ooooo! That should be a good one :)

Hi this is Jihyun here for Day #2 Lol. I had no idea Lei was going to write my choice for me. Thanks, but since I didn't know this at the time I had already written a more detailed version which I'll just post too.

As you can see, my pick for favorite girl group is Girl’s Day. They are a fairly new group who debuted in 2010. You might remember the buzz about their flash mob dancing before their official debut. Here are 2 links for those: and

2 of the members left the group very early on and were replaced by Yura and HaeRi. Although I’m not too familiar with this group, I love their song “Nothing Lasts Forever”. Another thing that made me love this group is their humor, especially MinAh. I was so sad that their variety show with Ukiss was cut short. “We Are Dating” was becoming one of my favorites.

Here is one of my favorite clips of MinAh: Hongki and MinAh phone call (from Oh! My School)

Because I’m a new fan of the group, I would appreciate it if any of you Girl’s Day fans out there share some information about the group or your favorite member. Thanks. Can’t wait to read what you guys send me and to see your choices for favorite girl group :D

Monday, February 7, 2011

30 Day KPop Challenge!

Come on guys. Do it with us.

Day 1: Your favorite k-pop guy group
Day 2: Your favorite k-pop girl group
Day 3: Your ultimate k-pop guy bias
Day 4: Your ultimate k-pop girl bias
Day 5: Your favorite k-pop song from your favorite guy group
Day 6: Your favorite k-pop song from your favorite girl group
Day 7: A k-pop song that makes you cry
Day 8: A k-pop song you know all the words to
Day 9: Your favorite k-pop performance
Day 10: A k-pop dance you’d like to learn
Day 11: Your favorite k-pop music video
Day 12: The very first k-pop song you’ve ever heard
Day 13: A k-pop group you dislike and why
Day 14: A k-pop song that makes you smile
Day 15: A k-pop song that reminds you of someone you miss
Day 16: Your favorite k-pop lyric (and a translation)
Day 17: A k-pop idol you wish was your older sibling
Day 18: A k-pop idol you wish was your younger sibling
Day 19: Your favorite interview of a k-pop idol or group
Day 20: Your favorite picture of your guy k-pop bias
Day 21: Your favorite picture of your girl k-pop bias
Day 22: Your favorite picture of your favorite k-pop group
Day 23: A picture of a k-pop idol who you think is underrated
Day 24: A picture of a k-pop idol who you think is overrated
Day 25: Your favorite k-pop music video
Day 26: Your favorite cover of a k-pop song by another k-pop artist
Day 27: Your favorite dance battle
Day 28: Your favorite cover of an American song by a k-pop artist
Day 29: A k-pop song you never get tired of
Day 30: A k-pop idol that has amazing eye smiles