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Monday, October 08, 2012

A Quick Rundown (Gangnam Style)

If you love the viral craze otherwise known as 'Gangnam Style' and are truly interested in everything else that K-pop has to offer, then my posts and blog may be the place for you (or not). 

I figure since not everyone is familiar with KPop (NOOB) and the lingo... names or groups, fandoms, and whatnot, that I would provide a brief tutorial into the world of KPop.(Keep reading, there is a funny video at the end)

There is an ever growing number of groups in K-Pop. Each one has a name for their fans:
Big Bang-V.I.P
LED Apple - L.E.D.A
Se7en - Lucky Se7en
SHINee - SHINee World (Shawol)
Super Junior - E.L.F
TVXQ/DBSK - Cassiopeia
U-KISS - Kiss Me
And that is just the beginning. 

Some terms you may see in the future (if you haven't already):

idols: music artists, band members, etc
selca: (short for self capture) photo of oneself or including oneself
Aegyo: cute behavior (Idols often are asked to show their aegyo by smiling cutely, winking, etc)
Aigoo = Similar to Oh My or Gosh
Omo: The Korean equivalent of Oh My God or OMG
Aish: oh crap
Hwaiting: Fighting. It's a term for encouragement and support.
Fighting: I think that is self explanatory now
Maknae= the youngest member of a group
MV: music video
NG: Not Good. The outtakes of a show. In America, we call them bloopers
CF: a commercial ... idols endorse a LOT of products
Saranghae, saranghaeyo, saranghamnida: I love you (progressively more polite)
Annyeong: informal hello

There are many variety shows that involve K-Pop idols and range from performing missions to just performing. Needless to say, these people do a lot more than grace our ears and eyes with their abilities and style.

I don't want to leave you feeling all out of sorts, so I will leave you with a random video that may or may not make you laugh. (For those of you who just skipped to view the video here, shame on you... lol)

Until next time... 
I'm dying over here XD------------------------->

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