Archive for June 28, 2012

TaeTiSeo wins ’20′s Trendy Music’ award on Mnet’s 20′s Choice Awards!

June 28, 2012



At recently concluded 2012 Mnet 20′s Choice Awards held on June 28th, the successful Girls’ Generation subunit TaeTiSeo won the ’20′s Trendy Music’ award, which nominees include Big Bang, SISTAR, FT Island and miss A.


Besides that, Girls’ Generation were also nominated for ’20′s Global Star’ award, ’20′s Style’ Award (Sooyoung) and ’20′s Drama Star (Female)’ award (Yoona).

Prior to the award presentation ceremony, which was held annually in South Korea, TaeTiSeo walked the blue carpet and turned many heads with their glamorous fashion. The trio also performed their hit single ‘Twinkle’, which has swept multiple wins for many consecutive weeks from the weekly music programs.

After receiving the award, Tiffany was interviewed by reporters and she said, “We are very happy to be able to receive so much love while something that we love. It feels really great and we are honored to receive such an award (20′s Trendy Music). We shall repay with more great music in the future.”

Taeyeon said, “In Girls’ Generation, it’s the first time we tried to promote as a unit and we are thankful for the hot response towards the very different and unique challenge that we took on.”

Seohyun added, “We are very thankful to all Girls’ Generation’s fans who continue to shower us with lots of supports even though we’re promoting as a unit and not Girls’ Generation as a whole. There are still performances to come. Since we’re going to show you our best side, we shall work hard in order to achieve that. In the future, we shall repay the award we received with more great songs.”

Check out the girls on the blue carpet, their award acceptance speech as well as their lovely performance on tonight’s 20′s Choice Awards.

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Yoona, Seohyun and Yuri top poll for gorgeous bare faces!

June 28, 2012



SeoHyun, Yoona and Yuri were chosen by the netizens as first, second and third places for ‘cosmetic models who do not need cosmetics because their bare faces are prettier’ and proved that it is indeed Girls’ Generation’s era.

On the community portal site, DC Inside, a survey titled “Who are the cosmetic models who do not need cosmetics because their bare faces are prettier?” took place from June 19th to 26th. In this survey, YoonA placed first, SeoHyun second and Yuri third.


YoonA, who got 13,549 votes out of 31,076 votes (43.6%), have been Innisfree’s model since 2009 and came to be known as ‘Skin Beauty’. Yoona’s unique bright and pure image matches very well with the brand and her clean and bright skin expresses the brand’s concept very well.

SeoHyun, who received 13,014 votes (41.9%), became widely loved as the face of The Face Shop since 2011. She was praised that her pure and intelligent image suits the brand very well. She also sang the theme song for The Face Shop and is working ardently as their model.

Yuri, who received 1,602 votes (5.2%), started working as a model for Mamonde since this March. Yuri, who was chosen to be Mamonde’s model due to her outstanding talents as well as her friendly image, is known to have been using Mamonde’s product for a long time.

These three were followed by actresses Park ShinHye and Koo HyeSun as well as Miss A’s Suzy.

Credit: news.jkn.co.kr via bestiz

From Seobaby to Seolady: A birthday tribute to a girl with a big voice, a big heart and an even bigger dream

June 27, 2012


In 2007, we were introduced to Seo Ju Hyun, a member of Girls’ Generation, also known as So Nyuh Shi Dae in Korean, the youngest of nine and the apple of everyone’s eye. We met her in ‘Into the New World’, where we saw her release the paper aeroplane that not only signalled the first flight of all nine as Girls’ Generation but also the first chapter of Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun.


“There’s no reason for me to give up, I didn’t quit high school.” – Seo Ju Hyun in ‘Girls Go to School’ (2007)

Bright eyed, baby-faced and bursting with determination, looking back at their debut performance on ‘School of Rock’, like many others who share the same love for them, it still brings tears to my eyes. Amongst the many moments loved from GGTS, the most memorable was from Seohyun. Her tears were those that many would have shed in the industry, the insecurities from being exposed to the idol world at such a young age. From her tears came determination, the quiet perseverance from within her that sought to prove everybody wrong. It was those few words she said, those few tears that she shed that made Seohyun so special in my heart.

Seohyun to sum up in a word is unique. She is confusing, adorable and so endearing at the same time that it is as if she is unlike any other. Her undying love for Keroro, her disdain for anything hazardous to her health and her strict bed-time routines, they are aspects of Seohyun that make her unique; an exclusive bag of surprises that keeps us smiling for more.


“Unhealthy diet and junk food accumulates and eventually you’ll die.” – in Taeyeon & Hyungdon’s ‘We Got Married’ (2008)

Blunt, straightforward and undeniably Seohyun, the youngest member of Girls’ Generation has a voice, one that commands the attention of all eight, one that serenades those who listen to her sing, and also one that brings such unexpected, unanticipated laughter and joy. Who could forget the time during ‘We Got Married’, where she shot down Taeyeon’s ‘husband’ Hyungdon with a single string of words? Or her classic line on ‘Intimate Note’, where she nonchalantly, straightforwardly shifted the blame for her behaviour on the influence of her eight unnies. Blunt and forthright, Seohyun takes no prisoners when it comes to what she thinks. She stays grounded to her beliefs, staying true to who she is, staying steadfast for what she believes. It is what I think makes her strong and makes her so unlike any other.


The perfect maknae. The youngest of them all, the one that everyone dotes on. She receives all the love, but she gives it back tenfold. She gives back all the love, filial to her unnies she adores so dearly. She might be strict, demanding money for lateness but it is all endless love. She holds them up when they’re down; she wipes away the tears they shed when they are sad but most of all she is there for them when they need her most. She is the perfect maknae, one with the biggest heart and the most love to give. She is the warmth we see in Soshi, the bond that fills our hearts and makes us smile.


“If your dream is alive, then one day it will come true.”

From the meek girl in 2007, to the woman she’s grown to in 2012 today; chapter after chapter, we’ve watched her grow, from the bright eyed, baby-faced girl bursting with determination, to a powerful, elegant and beautiful woman at the peak of her career. Her dreams are endless and her determination to work towards them unending. So Nyuh Shi Dae, University, Acting, Modelling, her dreams are big, but so is the amount of effort she puts in to achieve those them. We’ve seen her dreams transform, we’ve seen them grow bigger and we’ve seen them change but not once did she give up. Her unyielding determination spurs her on and for Seohyun, even the sky has no limit.


We continue to be with her on her journey as she turns a year older today. As her beauty grows, so do her dreams. I speak for many when I say she’s an inspiration; she’s an inspiration for us to keep going.

Happy Birthday Seo Ju Hyun, may all your dreams come true.

Written by: LYRCat@ssf
Photo credits: RGB, Woorissica, hankyung.com, asiatoday.co.kr

[EVENT] T-ARA Showcase in Malaysia

June 26, 2012


Here’s the official press release from Jazzy Group, the organizer of the showcase:

T – ARA will be coming to have their 1st showcase in Malaysia. It will be held at Dewan Wawasan, Menara PGRM, Kuala Lumpur on 3rd October 2012 (Wednesday), at 8.30p.m.

T – ARA is a popular Korean girl group formed by Core Contents Media in 2009. This Korean girl group insisted of 7 members, Lee Ji-hyun, Jeon Boram, Park In-jung, Park Ji-yeon, Ryu Hwa-young, Ham Eun-jung, Park Sun-young . They has signed a $4.3 million contract with management company J-ROCK for their Japanese debut, which is the highest out of all the girl groups debuting in Japan.

T – ARA’s first single, a remake of their 2009 hit “Bo Peep Bo Peep”, debuted at number one on the Oricon weekly charts with 49,712 copies sold and became the first for a debuting Korean girl group ever in history. T – ARA has also won “Top Artist of 2011”at Billboard Japan Awards.

The ticket list range for your favorite girl K-Pop group’s T-ARA tickets are as below : -
-VVIP (Lovey) – RM 683.00 + Free 1 T-ARA t-shirt and 1 T-ARA cap (Limited Seat),
- T1 (Dovey) – RM 383.00 + Free 1 T-ARA cap (Numbered Seating),
-T2 (Roly) – RM 283.00 + Free 1 T-ARA lanyard (Numbered Seating),
- T2 (Roly) Upper Level – (L) & (R)– RM 283.00 + Free 1 T-ARA lanyard (Numbered Seating),
-T3 (Poly) – RM 183.00 + Free 1 Transformer toiletries set (Free Seating),
-T3 (Poly) Upper Level – RM 183.00 + Free 1 Transformer toiletries set (Free Seating),
-T4 (We were in Love) – RM 103.00 (Free Standing)

*Ticket Prices including RM3 processing fees*.

Ticket will be open on sale at Monday (25/06/12). If necessary, please contact us to get more details
For Early bird, ticket starting from 25th of June to 30th of June will have discount 10% or free gift for every tickets purchase [Excluded the ticket for VVIP (Lovey) and T4 (We were in Love)].

Ticket for VVIP (Lovey) only avalaible at Jazzy Group office and the first 120pax who bought VVIP ticket entitle to be on stage to get T-ARA poster autograph.

Tickets are available at all Ticket Charge outlets ticketing counter and Jazzy Group office only.

Stay tune with Jazzy Group Facebook, Official radio station One FM, Hot FM and official TV station 8tv for their latest news update. Do not miss out your opportunity to see an awesome and beautiful performance from your favorite girl K-Pop group in Malaysia. Grab your ticket now. See you there!

For more information, please visit our website or contact enquiry hotline:
TicketCharge 03-9222 8811 (www.ticketcharge.com.my) / JazzyGroup 03-5622 1600, 016-2706253 , 016-2705892 (www.jazzygroup.com)


[EVENT] B.A.P Showcase in Malaysia

June 26, 2012


Here’s the official press release from Jazzy Group, the organizer of the showcase:

Jazzy Group proudly announces that we are the organizer of 《B.A.P Showcase in Malaysia》. The showcase will be held at KL Live Centre, Kuala Lumpur on 6th July 2012 (Friday), starting from 8.30p.m. Come and enjoy watching their great dance performance and amazing voices that will definitely rock you throughout the night.

This is their first time to be on stage as B.A.P and meet-the-fans in Malaysia. They receive a lot of attention and rise their popularity not only in Asia but also America and Europe since their first debut with the single “Warrior” in January 2012. In April 2012, B.A.P made a comeback with their second EP entitled “Power”with the lead single of the same name.

B.A.P is a six member boy band formed by TS Entertainment in year 2012. The group consists of Bang Yong Guk (leader), Kim Himchan (rapper and vocalist), Jung Daehyun (main vocalist), YooYoungjae (lead vocalist), Moon Jong Up (main dancer and vocalist) and Choi Jun Hong (Zelo – lead rapper and lead dancer).

Amazing performances is specially brought to you in town, come join us on 6th July 2012 and be the first to grab your ticket. Ticket price range listed as RM303 (VIP)(Limited Ticket)(only available at Jazzy Group office), RM203(Rockzone A), RM203(B.A.P Zone)(UpperTier), RM103(Rockzone B), RM83(Rockzone C)(*ticket price including RM3 processing fees). See you there!

To further reward fans for being supportive of the showcase,Jazzy Group will offer unlimited surprises :

  • The first 100 fans who purchase VIP ticket at Jazzy Group office will get a B.A.P poster + to be on stage to get FANSIGN.
  • The first 100 fans who purchase Rockzone A-Rockzone B ticket will be given 10% discount + 1 piece B.A.P poster. (Term and condition apply).
  • Tickets are available at all Ticket Charge outlets ticketing counter and Jazzy Group office only.

    Stay tune with Jazzy Group Facebook and official radio stationOne FM& Hot FM for their latest news update.

    For more information, please visit our website or contact enquiry hotline:
    TicketCharge 03-9222 8811 (www.ticketcharge.com.my) / JazzyGroup 03-5622 1600, 016-2706253 , 016-2705892 (www.jazzygroup.com)


    Girls’ Generation wins ‘Best Album of the Year’ award in MTV VMAJ 2012!

    June 23, 2012



    In the recently unveiled list of winners for the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2012 (MTV VMAJ 2012), Girls’ Generation, also known as Shoujo Jidai in Japan, won the ‘Best Album of the Year’ award for their first Japanese album ‘Girls’ Generation’ among big name nominees Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Juju and fellow K-pop girl group KARA.


    In addition to this award, Girls’ Generation were also nominated for the ‘Best Video of the Year’ award, which eventually went to EXILE for their song ‘Rising Sun’.

    The group’s first full-length Japanese album ‘Girls’ Generation’ was released in June last year and is still recording high sales with the album certified ‘Million’ by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) earlier this month, which makes them the second Korean artist to have achieved the ‘Million’ certification after their senior BoA’s ‘Best of Soul’ compilation album more than seven years ago.

    Girls’ Generation were no strangers to the MTV VMAJ awards as they won two out of three nominations last year, namely the ‘Best Group Video’ and ‘Best Karaokee! Song’ awards for the Japanese remake of their hit single ‘Genie’, where they beat Black Eyed Peas, Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne, Justin Bieber, Ikimono-gakari and w-inds for the awards.

    The awards represent the success of the group in Japan, who had made their debut in the country only less than two years ago in August 2010, and their upcoming release ‘Paparazzi’ has already gotten huge support and response from Japanese and international fans alike. The group has also kicked off their promotional activities for ‘Paparazzi’ on TV Asahi’s ‘Music Station’ on Friday.

    Credit: gyao.yahoo.co.jp/vmaj2012

    Kim MinJong talks about dancing for Sooyoung in ‘A Gentlemen’s Dignity’

    June 22, 2012



    Actor Kim MinJong talked about himself dancing in front of SooYoung.

    At the press conference for ‘A Gentlemen’s Dignity’ held on June 22nd at SBS Production Center, Kim MinJong revealed, “It was hard trying to impress SooYoung in that scene. I did not know how I was supposed to dance on metal board.”

    He added, “The director is known for filming the same scene a lot of times. I had to dance for more than 10 times, which was very embarrassing but I filmed the part with the determination that I will overcome this hardship.”

    Recently, SooYoung made a surprise appearance on the episode of ‘A Gentlemen’s Dignity’ that was aired on June 9th. Kim MinJong danced to Girls Generation’s song in the episode and made a lot of people laugh.

    The actor portrays the role of a lawyer in ‘A Gentlemen’s Dignity’ and not only is he showing good partnership with Jang DongGun, Kim SooRo and Lee JongHyuk, but he is also attracting attention through the love line with YoonJin.

    He stated, “It is my first piece of work that I have found my name. Because I did not have much activities, people got confused with my name and they used to call me ‘Kim JongMin’. I had times like that, but I have regained my name through this drama.”

    He continued, “The filming set’s atmosphere was so good that I did not notice the time passing by. I personally want to live with it. It would be good if this drama became a series.”

    Credit: asiatoday.co.kr

    Jessica reveals her love for Girls’ Generation and cold desserts!

    June 22, 2012


    Jessica revealed her love for her group through the statement, “Even though I am having a lot of individual schedules, I did not forget about Girls’ Generation.”

    In the interview for the July issue of fashion and lifestyle magazine ‘@Star1′, Jessica said that she was “very proud of Girls’ Generation’s solo activities” and that she was wishing them the best from the bottom of her heart. Jessica, who had tried her hand in acting through ‘Wild Romance’ not long ago continued, “Even though we have a lot of individual schedules, we didn’t forget about Girls’ Generation. We still have a lot to do as a nine-member group.”


    She also revealed how she will treat summer as a ‘Ice Princess’ as she said, “I like ice cream and red-bean sherbet so much that I even eat them in winter. I guess I will be enjoying them this summer as well. I am actually scared of summer so I am afraid of how I will get over this summer. I think I will have to spend it in a cool place while eating those food.”


    On the other hand, Yuri, Jessica, SooYoung and SeoHyun will be showing off their fashion sense in the July edition of ‘@star1′. It is said that Yuri, Jessica, SooYoung and SeoHyun showed off their usual fashion sense in the paparazzi concept photoshoot.

    Credit: osen.co.kr

    Sooyoung talks about challenges as an actress in July issue of @Star1

    June 21, 2012



    In the fashion and lifestyle magazine ‘@Star1′ published on June 20th, an interview with Sooyoung was featured where she provided some insights about her transformation in cable channel tvN’s drama ‘The Third Hospital’, which is in its filming stage currently.

    In the interview, Sooyoung also discussed and revealed her honest feelings about matters regarding the competition between Yuri, Jessica, YoonA and herself who were involved in dramas recently.


    Sooyoung said, “Recently, Yuri and Jessica made their acting debut through dramas. I cheered for them a lot. As this was their first time acting, they did really well and honestly, I was really amazed. As for YoonA, since she has been acting in the past so she has her very own area of specialties. Among the members, there is no pressure or burden due to acting comparison with one another. I think I have my own unique personality as well.”

    She added, “Even before I became a singer, I went to a lot of auditions as I have a big dream to be an actress. Not only as a singer, I want to keep challenging myself as an actress too.”


    In the paparazzi concept pictorials, Sooyoung, Yuri, Jessica and Seohyun flaunt their unique styling and fashion sense in the July edition of ‘@Star1′ magazine.

    Credit: mydaily.co.kr