[20160126] GFRIEND vs. Red Velvet

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Hey guys,

This is Kenneth.

So today I will be talking about GFRIEND and Red Velvet’s special stage at last year’s KBS Gay Daechukje, yes, its a little bit late, but still.

Okay, before anything else, I would like to say that I am a fan of both groups and I wouldn’t be bias in raising my thoughts. Before I begin, I would like to introduce you guys these girl groups first. So, Red Velvet is under SM Entertainment, debuted with “Happiness” on August 2014. On March 2015, Red Velvet introduced its newest member, Yeri. Red Velvet then made a comeback with “Ice Cream Cake”. Meanwhile, GFRIEND is under Source Music and debuted with their hit song “Glass Bead” on January 2015. So basically, Red Velvet is GFRIEND’s senior, except for Yeri whom technically is a junior by two months.

Here’s the collaboration stage:

First category, stage appearance. Red Velvet takes the credit for this category. Red Velvet looks visually perfect, their visuals are no joke. Its not quite surprising that SM Entertainment sent Seulgi and Irene for this special stage, considering the fact that they’re the top 2 visuals in their group, what RV girls lacked was definitely the height factor, they kinda looked shorter next to GFRIEND which was very obvious. Aside from GFRIEND’s average height, just like what Korean netizens are saying, GFRIEND girls lack the top idol visual vibe, but, they are pretty in their own ways, right?

Second category, their live vocals, GFRIEND is a clear standout, GFRIEND takes the full credit. RV girls are all talented, Wendy for example, not because she’s my bias in RV, Wendy is extremely a good singer. Seulgi is one of RV’s vocal line as well, but Wendy overshadows her big time. In GFRIEND’s case, I know a lot of Korean netizens are saying that the only singers in GFRIEND are Yuju and Eunha, but I can definitely say that Yerin’s vocal isn’t that bad, she really sounds stable, not so powerful yes, but pretty stable. I just have to say, Yuju overshadowed the three girls in this special stage. Irene’s voice sounds shaky, she even sang in GFRIEND’s solo part, shows that she’s not being attentive. Well, I’m not judging these girls, probably because they’re still awkward with each other? maybe? who knows.

Third and last category, confidence and gracefulness. I’m gonna say both groups take equal credits for this category. Even though they seemed pretty awkward performing with each other, I’m pretty sure these girls gave their all to represent their respective groups the best way that they can. I know I said Irene was shaky earlier, but that was her voice. Yuju and Seulgi were full of confidence, Yerin seemed shy and demure and Irene seemed very overwhelmed. I loved the part where Seulgi and Yuju made an interaction with their fingers, they’re cute.

Well, I am actually happy that GFRIEND is now getting interactions with other idol groups, they really need some of these from time to time. In regards to Red Velvet, getting interactions with other groups isn’t really much of a problem because they’re from SM Entertainment and basically, it houses only the top artists of today. Both RV and GFRIEND is all over the place nowadays, I wish them all the best this 2016! RV fighting! GFRIEND fighting!

Support both groups by watching and listening to their songs! GFRIEND recently made a comeback too!

 


 

Video credits: DonghaeELFSuJu

[20160112] KKMA 2015 BEST FEMALE GROUP

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KENNO’S KPOP MUSIC AWARDS 2015 BEST FEMALE GROUP

GIRLS’ GENERATION

There is no doubt that Girls’ Generation owned 2015! With the release of Party on July, the girls officially came back and promoted as a group after Jessica’s departure in 2014. The success of Girls’ Generation with Party wasn’t short-lived, another hit song was released on August, Lion Heart. Leader, Taeyeon, had a very busy 2015 as well as she made her solo debut with ‘I’. As expected, Taeyeon swiped all the music charts and garnered the most no.1 wins on music shows. Sub-unit TTS, also showered sones with love when they released the ‘Christmas Special Album – Dear Santa’ just before the year ends.

P.S: Taeyeon had been the most busy member in 2015, she is preparing for another solo comeback this 2016 as well. Take care of your health my girls.

And the runners up were, EXID and SISTAR respectively.

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EXID proved in 2015 that they are now one of the Hallyu Wave representatives. As we all know, EXID became a hot topic after Hani’s infamous fancam went viral, as of today, the fancam has 18 million hits on YouTube. Their hit song, ‘Up and Down’ which was originally released on August 2014 came to light late 2014 and early 2015, that is why EXID snagged their no.1 music program wins on January 2015. The girls did not let their hype went down, they released ‘Ah Yeah’ on April 2015, and as expected, the song made them reach the top it even got them their own program, EXID’s Showtime in July. EXID’s triple kill offering is, “Hot Pink”, released November 2015.

In my personal thoughts, I would say that EXID deserved the sudden recognition, they are versatile (even if it somehow doesn’t show through their title tracks which some netizens claimed that are very sounding alike, Solji and Hyerin are both good vocals) and each member are equally talented, though Junghwa needs to improve her singing a little bit more.

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SISTAR came very close to EXID. Promotion wise, EXID over shadowed them. Musicality wise, SISTAR almost defeated Girls’ Generation and went miles ahead of EXID. But for me, SISTAR didn’t had too much attention this 2015. Hyorin in Unpretty Rapstar was not a good idea, yes she was on point at some point, but damn, she is one of Korea’s best vocalists ever why would she attempt on Hip-Hop? Soyou had a busy year though. I really liked ‘Shake it’, the music video, the choreography, the stage outfits and everything, but then again, they lacked promotion duration, they could have came up with another follow up song but they did not.

Notable nominees:

  • Red Velvet
  • AOA
  • Apink
  • Girls’ Day

[20151116] Tada! My first post! 내 첫 번째 게시물이에요!

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Hey Guys,

This is Kenneth.

Born and raised in the Philippines on July 13th 1994, so basically I am now 21 years old. I am currently a 3rd year student of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Pulilan Campus taking up Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship.

I opened this personal blog so that I can be able to convey my feelings, thoughts and ideas I have in mind. To be honest, I am not that really good with such things but I’m here to explore the things that I can possibly do.

Hmm.. I guess, I have to tell a little bit more something about myself huh?

Kenneth is an alien, when I say alien, it means that the stuffs I do sometimes are out of this world that annoys other people lol. I love eating (well, who doesn’t), I love green stuffs (don’t get me wrong) my favorite color is green, hmm I’m a bit narcissistic (well, I love myself), I’m an active leader in our campus and I have represented our campus in various events/programs already, the Class President (in our class) and the acting Student Council President of the campus (there isn’t actually a formal election or stuff, our Director actually appointed me when I was in first year lol), during my free time I enjoy playing Clash of Clans, and most of all, I LOVE KPOP!

If we are going to talk about KPOP, I guess this post will not be enough. I’ve been a kpop fan ever since 2009, it started when I heard the news about my first love Sandara Park, I heard that she debuted in Korea as part of the girl group 2NE1. I have loved Dara ever since her SCQ days in the Philippines that is why I was so happy to learn about her new found career in her own nation, South Korea. The first 2NE1 song I’ve heard was “Lollipop” with BIGBANG, followed by the very addictive tracks Fire and I Don’t Care then the rest is history.

Today, I can really call myself a multi-fandom type of a kpop fan. After discovering 2NE1, it opened a lot of doors in the kpop industry for me, I couldn’t even remember when I started being a fan of other kpop groups that I’m into nowadays. After 2NE1 in 2009, there came a very similar talented group that just like 2NE1 I’ve started rooting for them even before they debuted, that group is BTOB. There are a lot of talented groups in Kpop but until now even if others may disagree, I would say that for me 2NE1 and BTOB is in the same level, same level of charisma, talent and they just both overflow with this feeling I can’t even explain by words. Until today, even if I’m loving so many groups now, only 2NE1 and BTOB had that impression for me.

Should I at least enumerate all the Kpop groups I’m a fan of? First, those whom have complete songs in my playlist, in the first tier 2NE1 and BTOB! I have all of their songs, pre-debut songs and even if they’re just featured in a song, my biases are Park Bom (I miss you Bommie!) and Peniel respectively.

Second tier, Girls’ Generation, biases are Hyoyeon and Taeyeon. AOA, bias is ChoA, VIXX, bias is Ken.

Third tier, BIGBANG, bias is Seungri, 4Minute, bias is Jiyoon, BEAST, bias is Hyunseung, APINK, bias is Bomi, EXO, biases are Baekhyun and D.O, Rainbow bias is Jisook, KARA, bias is Seungyeon.

Fourth tier, RaNia, bias is Alex, G-FRIEND, bias is Yuju, C-Clown, bias is Ray (too bad they disbanded), Girls Day, bias is Minah, WINNER, bias is Jinwoo, Orange Caramel, bias is Raina, GOT7, bias is Yugyeom (Happy Birthday Yugyeom!), F(x), bias is Luna, Dal Shabet, bias is Woohee, EXID, bias is Hyerin

Fifth tier, Miss A bias is Fei, DMTN, bias is Jeesu, APRIL, bias is Yena, LEGEND, bias is Jaehyuk, SISTAR, bias is Dasom, Red Velvet, bias is Joy, SHINee, bias is Jonghyun, Ladies Code, bias is Rise (rest in peace, my angel)

Special mentions: 9Muses, Noh Jihoon, G.NA, IU, Lee Hi, Joo, N-White, Spica, Hello Venus, Ailee, Tiny-G, Chocolat, U-Kiss, Secret, T-ARA, Playback, Twice, SKarf, CNBLUE, Gummy, BTS, NU’EST, Eric Nam, SE7EN, Wonder Girls, Davichi, Jewelry, Tablo, F-VE Dolls, G.I and Akdong Musician.

Can you guys even imagine how many songs I have in my playlist? lol. Anyway, I’ve been writing my first post for like 2 hours though HAHAHA.

Hmm.. at this rate, I think I’ve been talking for so long already so I’ll be ending my first post with this closing commemoration quote from me, “speak without judging, think with understanding”.

See you again!