Favorites from Superstar KBS (Gag Concert Skit)!

I started doing this post about a week ago, but suddenly I got caught up with work and school activities. I did not know I would be this busy.

Anyway… I wanted to share some of my favorites skit from Gag Concert — it’s Superstar KBS. If you have not watched Gag Concert before, it’s a weekly show on Sundays on KBS where comedians (gagmen as the Korean call them) make skits. Over the years the skits have changed. You might have remembered this show for Wang Biho — the guy wearing shorts with a top that has a red heart who was fond of criticizing Kpop idols! (i miss that skit!)

But today, I won’t be writing about Wang Biho. On to Superstar KBS. This was made to be a spoof on Superstar K. This skit features the comedians with celebrity guests at times performing a revamped version of a popular Kpop song. It was so funny that I would always laugh my heart out. The skit usually ran for about 8-10 minutes, but I won’t be posting a whole episode, instead I will be posting my favorite acts.

Nobody – Army Version

I love this! Haha.. I was literally laughing a loud! I know Nobody by the Wonder Girls is a very popular song, and it was so fun to be used like this. The funniest part was when they brought out the chocopie! Oh Korea!! Haha.. for the unfamiliar, when someone goes into the army especially when they are on active duty, they don’t really get to eat much sweets and chocopie is seen as a luxury. I had several students telling me that they cried when they ate chocopie.. in the toilet! And these are men we are talking about!!! Though they said rules have become a bit lenient now.. chocopie is still considered like a symbol of happiness for enlisted officers (though now I think it’s those girl groups performing on camp! lol)

Blood Type  Singers – Sorry Sorry, Run To You and Majimak Insa

I have lots of favorites from this parody! hahaha.. It actually depicts blood type and their personalities. In most East Asian countries, blood type is a way to say someone’s personality. Type A is the passive one, who always thinks before they act. Type B is usually the one who follows and goes with the flow, Type O is the leader and the assertive one while Type AB is the spontaneous, weird sometimes crazy type. It’s fully depicted in the songs they sing! Haha.. it’s soo funny though!

Foreigner – Bad Girl Good Girl

Hahaha.. It’s a Chinese, a Japanese and an English/American singing a song in Korean! I know it’s not nice to laugh, but I can relate to this because of the accents of my students in the past. But this time they are singing Korean. I am so amused by the man who plays the English speaker. If you have seen other skits on gag concert you will know that he is Mr. Fernando from Good Morning Hangul. I am amazed because his accent is really good!!

Ppong Brothers – Manmanhani, Sarangbi

My all time favorite! And this is also the part of Superstar KBS where most Kpop artist appear one. A lot of my favorites have been removed by yt! Unfortunately.. but I found some that I did like. In this skit, they turn a pop song into a trot song! Haha.. trot is like a type of Korean music with a certain beat and a particular tone of voice when singing. Think Shabang Shabang. It’s fun to listen to Kpop revamped into a trot song. And it’s even more fun to see your favorite Kpop singer do it! haha

These are just some of the skits I really enjoy. Though to some, these may not be as funny, but for someone who like Kpop and has been watching gag concerts for like a long time now I love Korean humor!

Watch this before it disappears!!!

**credits: Yari U-Kiss, filmrhyme,  Lợi Lanh Lợi @yt

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Britney Learns Gangnam Style from Psy

It’s amazing how big Gangnam Style is all around the world!

And now, Britney gets to learn how to dance Gangnam Style from Psy himself!

Britney and Simon Cowell were guests on The Ellen Show. Ellen brought up that Britney made a tweet one time that she wanted to learn Gangnam Style. And lo and behold, Ellen surprises Britney by bringing out Psy to teach him.

I guess you can say Britney was shocked! Hahaha.. I guess she never expected Psy to come and teach her. I think her surprise was genuine. Look at the last few seconds of the video, she didn’t know what to do and she was surprised by the dance lessons.

But Psy is a character! I like it. “Dress classy and dance cheesy” is epic quote of this season!

You go Psy!

**credits: TheEllenShow@yt

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I Want It That Way the ABS-CBN Newsroom Style

Ever wonder what happens inside Newsrooms of TV Channels?

I had a blast watching this video!

It’s the ABS-CBN News Team‘s version of Backstreet Boys’ I Want It That Way.

So that’s what they are doing! Lol.. I’m kidding! I know how serious these people are at their jobs but it’s nice to know they know how to liven up and have a little fun. Who says working in the newsroom is no fun? Haha…

Seeing this video makes me miss home and watching Philippine TV. But I am amazed like they not only made the younger news correspondents sing, but they also made veterans like Korina Sanchez and Noli de Castro sing to the song!

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

And I think I would have to commend them because they were game to do it, knowing that this will be posted online and might even go viral (knowing how many Filipinos would be watching it!).

This is a super fun video! So now spot your favorite news personality! haha.. I see Atom Araullo… reminscing 5 and up days!! And Dyan Castillejo is so sexy! hahaha 🙂

Have fun watching it!

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Super Junior in SNL Korea 2012.07.14

I am not fluent in Korean but I could understand some of it.. and this was very hilarious!

It’s Super Junior hosting SNL Korea!

I haven’t seen an SNL Korea episode, but we know I’ve seen a lot of the American SNLs (one of my favorite shows!) so I pretty much understand how the show works. Now the boys are hosting the show and doing the skits themselves!

It’s been a long time for them to so shows like this. Actually, I couldn’t recall them doing variety like this. Though the closes may have been those parodies but not to this format. Did they pull it off.. I think so, I enjoyed it, but I couldn’t say it isn’t because I’m a suju fan — so that view might be tilted a bit *wink wink.

What was the best part? The opening! Watch it to know… I had to do a double take.. but not giving any more spoilers!!

Now they have to be on more variety shows! lol

**credits: Excentrique1106@yt

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Shinhwa and Shinee on Shinhwa Broadcast

EDITED WITH PART 3 

If you’ve read my blog, you would know that I have been obsessing about Shinhwa since they made their comeback. I know a lot of you will say they are old idols.. but it’s exactly because of that that I like them 🙂 Not to mention the fact that they are so funny when they are in a show together.

So Shinhwa has this show on a Korean cable channel called Shinhwa Broadcast. And for the past two weeks Shinee has become their first idol guest! So what do you get when you put them together in a show? A very noisy, crazy, funny show!  And that is why I am sharing.

Click on the links ^____^ (only part 1 and part 2 for the moment, will edit this post when part 3 is up)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

I did not do the subs for this, nor did I upload it on yt. That’s all been made by  Jeannious1128@yt (orangebox88@blogspot.com). Big big thanks to her for subbing all Shinhwa broadcast and feeding my Shinhwa addiction!

Enjoy!!!

**credits: Jeannious1128@yt + as tagged

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Ailee performs Don’t Leave Me (JYP)

I love this girl! And I love this song!

It’s Ailee‘s cover of the JYP‘s song Don’t Leave Me 날 떠나지마 (performed on Immortal Song 2).

I liked Ailee even before she debuted in Korea. I remember enjoying her covers. She has a very good voice and she could belt too! I’ve been watching a lot of her performances lately on Inmmortal Song 2 and I’m loving this girl more and more!

For two weeks now, they did covers of JYP songs — songs he sang and those he composed. Last week, I enjoyed Lyn’s performance of Bad Girl, Good Girl in acoustic version. Lyn is very popular for doing this,  remember her version of Oh, Heartbreaker, Bo Beep Bo Beep… But just that she has done it so many times in other shows, that it was kind of not the song she should have sung. But enough about Lyn.

So Ailee did the cover of JYP’s Don’t Leave Me 날 떠나지마. I was actually looking forward to this performance because it was Ailee and this is my favorite JYP song (yes it’s very very old!). And Ailee nailed it!! It had Park Jin Young vibe! I think even the JYP himself was quite happy with how she sang the song.  I just loved it! Ailee is so good!!! And props to bringing Shorry to the performance.

Enjoyed every minute of this performance.

**credits: as tagged

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Kpop Star’s Su Pearls

Annyeong!

It feels so good to be posting on this blog. I really should be doing something now but I thought what the hell.. I’m gonna write a post on my blog! I can’t believe that this blog has come a long way from the first time i created it. But again thank you for visiting my blog 🙂

Anyway so I’ve been busy with work and everything so I haven’t caught up with the latest Kpop trends. I still have to watch the year end Gayos.. I downloaded them but I need to find time to watch them. I’m missing a lot of songs lately, and my playlist hasn’t been updated for ages.  So when my friend sent a video of a Kpop reality called Kpop Star, I didn’t know about it. And after I watched the performance she sent me I was literally  having goosebumps! I never saw something like this in Kpop reality search!

I am talking about the breathtaking, brilliant, astonishing, superb (I’m running out of adjectives!) performance of Su Pearls!

One word: BRAVO!

I am not kidding when I say that I have goosebumps! This is one of the best I’ve seen on Korean reality! Can you imagine being there when they performed live! Ok too many exclamation points. — that shows you how excited and giddy I am to talk about this audition video. It’s unlike any other..

A quick background about the show: its called Kpop Star and its a show on SBS. Like most Kpop star search shows, they are looking for the next big star. However, this time, the judges on the show are from the 3 big companies that gave us the idol groups whom we now adore. They are BOA (SM Entertainment), Yang Hyun Seok (YG Entertainment), Jin Young Park (JYP Entertainment). I would probably guess that they are looking for the next big name in the Kpop industry.

So anyway, they do the same thing having auditions and stuff, but I have to say most of the contestants on this show are really good… So on with Su Pearls..

The reason why I liked this group so much was because of the harmony they did to the song. I mean, yes its a pop song.. but they gave a soulful twist to the song which made me great! And it sounded totally different from the original. I liked “The Boys” when Girls Generation did it, and I loved it more when they made their rendition to this song. Girls Generation did the Pop version while Su Pearls did the Rnb version! Different genres of music, same song! Wonderful, just utterly wonderful!

Also, you might have recognized the third girl on the video as the girl that sang Rolling In the Deep on the same show.

The video went viral that it was even shown on the news! Park Jimin — OMG! she’s only 15 and she can belt like that! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! This is probably one of the best Rolling in the Deep cover that I’ve heard! And her pronunciation’s great too. If I was closing my eyes, I wouldn’t have guessed it was a Korean singing it!

I’m watching out for these girls again! I like Lee Michelle too.. I’d love to see her sing.. I’m thinking she’s like the next Insooni.. kk I can’t wait to see more of her..

Looking forward to more of this show! (Su Pearls Fighting!!!!)

**credits: biropotter and Kpopstar@yt

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Song Joong Ki was In Cebu!

Can I break down and cry now?? He was here and then I missed him! Kk oh well at least we were in the same country and province for a time..

He was actually in Cebu (Philippines) for a photo shoot for a spread on Vogue Girl. He stayed in Imperial Palace Water Park Resort. That resort is, if I am not mistaken is owned by a Korean. A lot of my students flock to that resort for a weekend get away so I sure he was ok there. (It’s good and affordable by the way). And I’m sure he was relaxed that time because it was reported that “he was seen taking an afternoon nap, chilling in the pool, and reading a book under a cooling shade”. I so envy the people working in Imperial right now!

Here are 2 photos, but the spread will be available i think next month.


**credits: as tagged + allkpop.com

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Lee Sora’s Number One (Boa) version

One of my students is addicted to the Korean variety show I Am A Singer (나는 가수다). So when I saw him yesterday, all we talked about was what happened during the May 8. He knows I can relate to Korean music so he always feels comfortable when talking about it.

Among all the performances he described, I was most intrigued about the performance of Lee Sora. She did her own version of Boa‘s Number One.

Every time I hear Lee Sora sing, I always get goosebumps! I automatically associate it with an opera signer singing an Aria! Think Christine from Phantom of the Opera singing Think of Me.

Boa’s Number One an old Kpop song that I like since my early Kpop days. That was about the time Eat You Up was popular. I did a quick search on Boa and voila I found this song.

Now back to I am a singer… Lee Sora did a rock version of the song. Though the song brings out the best in her voice (man she could sing a rock ballad!), I still like her doing the ballad songs. I think I’m not used to her having to sing in this genre. But one thing she proves though, is that she can do a variety of genres.

Oh and in case you were wondering, this is the original Boa version:

 

Which version do you like?

**credits: iamasinger1234 and  sment@yt

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Running Man Ep 22 (with Siwon of Suju)

Yay! the subs for Running Man episode 22 is out!

Choi Siwon + Song Joongki = Heaven!! ^_^ (fan girl squeals accompanies this equation)

This episode features Siwon… check out the videos here…

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Also, Siwon’s co-star from the very popular drama Athena, Kim Min-jong, is a guest.

For more Running Man episodes.. don’t forget to visit isubs dailymotion channel!

And guess who will be running on the show on Jan. 23

I bet the Cassies will be thrilled to see Uknow and Max strutting their stuff on Running Man… can’t wait!!! absolutely love love love this show!

**credits: isubs@daily motion + as tagged

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