Hey KCR listeners!
Hello everyone- 안녕하세요- that’s hello for you in Korean. (Ahn-nyung-ha-se-yo)
If you missed today’s Kpop Hour, do not despair! Here’s a recap:
Starting today off is the song ‘Don’t Touch Me’ by Ailee, followed by a newly released song and which is currently ranking number 1 on the Korean music chart ‘melon’ is the girl group SPICA’s new single “Ghost”.
Fall season calls for a more mellow, slower-tempo music and the Korean music chart is currently full of such romantic and melancholic songs, if you know what I mean. Representing this autumn season is Yun-gun’s “Fall is Blowing”.
Followed by Block B’s “HER”
and Girls’ Generation’s “Europa”
Let me say something more about Block’s B’s song title. So it’s HER, most likely referring to a certain female love interest, but ‘HER’ in Korean is also a slang. So you can use it when you’re like, surprised at something, kind of like a ‘oh my gosh’. It’s not vulgar so you can use it in public and won’t get the mad stare, but it’s still slang and not the most proper to use among elders.
Here’s another fun slang. “Dae Bak”. This implies something like “that’s the best!”— an exclamation at something that is pleasantly surprising and awe-inspiring. (e.g. “Jini’s Kpop Hour is dae-bak!”
Next let’s take a look at what’s the latest in the Kpop world. I’m looking at Allkpop.com for some Kpop related news.
Super Junior celebrates its 9th anniversary since debut
Fans celebrate Kris’s birthday. Happy birthday to Kris (Wu Yi Fan)! (he is a former EXO member)
Subunit INFINITE F release teaser video for ‘my heart is beating’
Last week I mentioned that a lot of Kpop groups often release new music that has only a few of their group members involved, so this is another one of those cases. We can speculate that this happens often because there are just so many members in Kpop groups and they are able to divide up and still work as a boy/girl group band. Famous for having a lot of members is Girls’ Generation with 9 girls, and Super Junior with 10 guys (they started off with 12!).
There’s also news about a new movie that’s released, called ‘Tailors’. It looks like it’s like a historical drama. Korea often has movies or TV dramas that are a historical piece and it’s known for its elaborate traditional costume “Hanbok”, worn by the royalty back in the day. Since this film is titled “Tailors”, I say we can expect to see even more luxurious and beautifully made traditional clothes.
Last article to review for the day: the girl group AOA revealed a highlight medley for “Like a Cat”, their upcoming single.
Check it out here:
Speaking of films, there is an opportunity for those of you in San Diego to enjoy Korean movies this week:
I invite you to the 15th San Diego Asian Film Festival – from November 6 – 15.
This year’s line-up includes 140 films from 21 different countries, including the following films from Korea:
A HARD DAY, Korean action thriller
VENUS TALK, romantic comedy about middle aged women living young
NON-FICTION DIARY, documentary about 1994 serial killing case
You can see the full line up at: http://festival.sdaff.org/.
Song request by my friend Thomas:
Cherry Filter’s Nang-man-go-yang-ee “Romantic Cat”. Isn’t that cute?
Cherry Filter is a South Korean rock group formed in 1997. This is one of their best known songs.
Thomas says he likes this song because it’s a good song and it’s fun to also sing along to.
That’s all for today! Tune in next week: Wednesday from 11am to 12pm here on KCR, Sound of State