Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Korean Engrish

Ugh, I hate it when people spend lot of money on producing something with typos or horrible English. I see this in China a lot... if you're going to print expensive full-color ads, why not spend a couple more dollars/RMB to check the English? There's got to be lots of underemployed American laowais in China.

This is screen-cap from the Bad Girls MV by Lee Hyori. She recently formed a entertainment company (b2m) to produce her own album and also manage K-pop artists like SPICA.

There are lots of mistakes but the worst is the alphabet:
A B C D E F G H I G K L M L O P Q R S T U V W X _ _

I'm sure I'll find a bunch of errors if I checked the math...

Monday, September 2, 2013

Tonight - SPICA

Lots of new songs by K-pop girl bands with all caps names. Do Koreans not understand English proper noun capitalization rules?

Tonight - SPICA

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Damaged Lady -KARA

New KARA album! I'm posting this because Mr. A has shown some interest in Hara...

Damaged Lady - KARA



Cute girls, good vocals, but the music video is freaky. I hate dolls.


I know everyone wants to be thin, but some of these K-pop girls are borderline anorexic. At 1:16 in the video, the blond girl (Sojung?) has super skinny arms.


Looking through my Weibo account today, I saw this post with the above photo attached. I'm 99% positive that it's Kang Minkyung (강민경/姜敏京), one of the two members of Davichi (다비치), a K-pop duo.

The post itself had nothing to do (I think) with the photo; maybe the poster is using it to attract views. One of the comments asked "只想知道这个姑娘是谁" or "just wanted to know who is the girl" so I made my first Weibo reply: 姜敏京. Funny, I never thought I would be schooling Chinese people about K-pop, especially on Weibo.