Thursday, February 25, 2010

Brown Eyed Girls arrival details

So is everyone queuing overnight just to get the posters? Don't forget, sitll got to queue up to get the autograph hor.

BEG will be having media interviews on Friday. ^^

But before that, if you are planning to go to the airport, here's the flight details which were posted on my Twitter earlier. Lee An will also be arriving on the same flight as well as the members of Sachoom. Since BEG arrived seperately on their last trip here, do give them a warm welcome at the airport. But don't forget to welcome the others too, and not just BEG.

Arrival date: 25th Feb 2010
Flight number: Asiana Airline, OZ751
Time: 21.30
Terminal: T2

Enjoy and let me know how the crowd is like at the airport. : )

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Brown Eyed Girls Autograph session at J8

For those who have been asking... here is the information.



Hopefully it won't turn into another Shinee incident.

At least it's at night...not so hot. ^^

Monday, February 22, 2010

Events of the various K artistes

So many stars...so little time.

From the looks of it, the security at Changi Airport and the various security firms will be pretty busy in the next few months. I was curious...how do ticket prices compare and what does one get in return?


Brown Eyed Girls
Arriving on 25th February
Party at Zouk on 27th February. Tickets on sale at HMV now.
$98 and S$118 at the door. Live performance by Brown Eyed Girl, Lee An and SaChoom plus 2 drinks.
Details here


Junho and Junsu
Arriving on 29th April (to be confirmed)
Showcase on 1st May. Quest fan club membership package includes tix to the showcase on sale now.
$280, S$180 and S$150. Junsu (or Xiah) as guest artiste for his twin brother. For $280, you get premiumm seats, autograph and photo session with both Junho and Junsu, 1 cd, membership card and t-shirt designed by the 2 brothers.
Details here


Jang Guen Suk
Arriving on 23rd April (?????)
Fan meeting on 24th April at Rock Auditorium (????)
Tix on sale sometime in early March.
Limited VIP seats @ S$250 (????) and the rest at S$150 (????). Fan meeting.
Details here


SHInee
Arriving on 11th March (????)
Singapore Entertainment Awards 2010 on 13th March at The Floating Platform @ Marina Bay.
$69.55 (sold out), $20.40 and S$10.70. Performance and accepting award. Total concert is 5 hours..but...how long will they be on stage?
Details here

Just a sidenote- I was having a brief chat with L earlier. Many years ago, Joon's Family organised Bae Yong Joon's fan meet in his first overseas tour. He was the first big K star to step on our little red dot and he was really, really popular back then because of 'Winter Sonata'. Maybe some of the younger fans of the Shinee, Lee Min Ho etc may not remember, but I believe there was about 1,000+ fans at the airport. The fan meeting for about 1,200 fans was at The Rock auditorium and the tix cost between $30 to $50 (I think). It was certainly below $100. For that, you could watch his movie, 'Untold Scandal', where he personally made a stage appearance and the fan meeting was about 45 minutes- up close and personal. But some people still complained it was expensive then.

How much has changed since then. If he does come again...how much would it cost to see him I wonder? Hmm...

Last note- the clips for the Esplanade press conference have all been updated. You can refer to my twitter for the links. Hope to finish writing about it these 2 days as Brown Eyed Girls will be here end of this week. ^^

Junho's showcase- update

Weekends are always busy for me...even worse than weekdays, so apology for this late post. Although I've already updated the news on my twitter Tiffanyonthemov.

Quest is opening up the tickets sales Jun Ho's showcase for its members first. Confusing? Ok, let me see if I can explain this.

Quest is setting up a general fan club. They are expecting to bring in more K artistes, organise tours and plan other activities, so I guess there should be more exciting events in the coming months. Hence, they started a fan club. Now, when I say Fan Club, I guess it is no different from say...becoming a member of Kinokuniya or Poh Kim Video etc.

There are 3 packages- the most expensive being Package A @$250 which give you:

Seats in the platinum category (sounds so much like credit cards) to watch the showcase, photo and autograph session (with the 2 boys), one Zuno cd. I believe there are other privileges as well like discount in the stores etc. But seriously, at this moment, I think everyone is only interested in Junho's showcase. Of course, membership means got renewal fees lah. But I supposed you can always decide if you want to renew it later.

Membership is now opened. Refer to Quest page for your FAQ and infor here. Please read properly hor.

Oh...it seems the membership card and t-shirt designed by the twin brothers...and Jun Ho even wrote out letter for SG fans. I must say all these events getting more and more professional. FT Island had a personal message for SG fans for their showcase earlier.



Also, you may want to check out Quest's tour to Korea if you are keen to go Korea anytime soon. Most of the venues are normal- like Coffe Prince cafe, Namsan Tower etc. The one spot that really stands out is the visit to M.NET and MBC for the variety shows. 2AM is confirmed for M.NET Countdown and SNSD is confirmed for MBC's 쇼 움악중심. I guess 2AM will be singing Can't let you go even if I die and SNSD will be singing Oh!.

More details here

Too bad I can't go. I would have loved to visit M.Net. I went to KBS's Music Bank some years ago and had a great time. ^^

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Korean magazines (February issue) on sale now

The February magazines are on sale already. They are available at Kinokuniya Takashimaya, Comics Connection and selected stores of Poh Kim Video.

This month, Asta TV features ZE:A. Yet, another new boy band. Check it out at Tiffany's Attic- Asta TV, February 10

For Junior, it features 2PM again!!! Although I guess they have released new albums recently. Anyway, fans of this band should be happy. And oh...one of the poster features Jang Guen Suk. Check it out here at Tiffany's Attic- Junior February 10.

For the rest of the fashion magazines, Han Ji Hye is on the cover of Ceci. She has really matured alot since Sweet 18 days. Take a look at the rest of the magazines Tiffany's Attic- Korean magazines February 10.

The Music of Oh Joon Sung Contest- winners

Happy Tiger year everyone!

Have been fighting off a sore throat and a cold for the past one week. And then really busy with the Lunar New Year (I must remember not to say Chinese New Year...hehehe!)

Anyway, the 4 winners has been picked and here they are:

Nashirah bte Kamal Mustapa (Sxxxx633H)- Dream ost
Chok Shuyi Tiffany (Sxxxx347A)- Boys Over Flowers ost
Elaine Sew (Sxxxx524F)- Heading to the Ground ost
Nurraihan Bte Abdul Rahim (Sxxxx759H)- The Queen Returns ost

Congratulations!!! Your cd has been signed by Mr Oh Joon Sung himself personally. An email has been sent to you all. Enjoy the cd.

You know, I thought I had set a really, really easy quesiton. But I was surprised to receive wrong answers from people leh. I guess they must really like Boys Over Flowers. For the record, the correct answer is 'Dream'.

I've actually edited all the clips but seeing as it is now 3.21 in the morning and I have to be up in about 4 hours' time, I will write about it tomorrow.

Btw, you all do know that Shinee will be back again in March right?

I want Bobby Kim!!!!!!

Friday, February 05, 2010

K scene around town

Wow! This is the first time I've receive so much response so quickly for a posting. I guess everyone is really excited about the Jun Ho and Jun Su's appearance in Singapore. Unfortunately, that's all the news I have now....Will definitely update when I have more news.

In the meatime, there are other things happenning around Singapore.

Brown Eyed Girls Live Party

In case, you didn't catch the infor on my twitter, Brown Eyed Girls will be back in Singapore on the 27th February for a live party at Zouk. The tickets go on sale this weekend.

Tickets available at Zouk 6 - 7 Feb from 11am - 3pm
Tickets available at HMV stores (313 Somerset and Citylink) on 8 Feb onwards
Take note though, got age limit- 16 years and above. Early bird ticket of $98 is inclusive of 2 drinks. Price ok lah...but the young girls and boys cannot go lor.

EDIT:
I forgot that KTO was organising a contest for this. So for those of you aspiring to be BEG wannabes, you may want to join the contest and perhaps win for yourself a free ticket. Now I got confused about the number of winners, so in case you are blur like me. It just means that there are 2 winners each for the single entry and the group entry. 알았어?


Facebook link- here

K Club Party
Remember when I wrote about the K Club party here earlier? Well, if you had missed it ealier, you can catch it on the 27th March at DXO Club again.

Time - 6 pm to 11 pm. Early bird price of $18 for the 1st 200 tix.
Sorry, got age limit also- 18 years and above.

Facebook link- here

Ok, the next 2 ietms don't need age limit. ^^

New K Drama release


'My Fair Lady' starring Yoon Eun Hye is out on sale already. So if you can't go to any of the above events and still want to relax abit...maybe can consider getting this. This is released by Poh Kim and I think you can buy online also. Err...I haven't watch this so can't comment. Does anyone know how the drama is? Ok or not?

K Pop station with Lee An
Don't want to strain your eyes? Then listen to Lee An's latest K Pop station, where he will introduce a 'hot' song each week. This week he introduces Girls Generation's latest song, 'Oh'. I think 'Gee' was better.
Anyway, you can click on the picture below and go directly to Lee An's K Pop station on youtube. He's already done 3 session.

And oh...you know Lee An will also be a guest artiste on Brown Eyed Girls' live party right? Click here to go to his blogsite.



Whew...and I'm still editing the videos for the press conference. Should be out by Friday or Saturday.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Kim Jun Ho showcase in Singapore

Hmmm... I noticed an increase in the number people following my Twitter since yesterday. Wonder if it's related to what I posted.

Ok..here it is...

Kim Jun Ho will be staging his concert/ showcase here in Singapore in April.

Kim who?

Kim Jun Ho...the brother of Kim Jun Su also known as Xiah...a member of DBSK.

I think Jun Ho released his album last year and already this year, he's going to do a showcase. Wow! I think his first stop is Beijing, which is happenning on the 28th March.

But of course, what most people will be interested in is his special guest star- Kim Jun Su or Xiah. Now please don't ask me what is the programme like, where is the showcase or when it is. I have no idea. I believe the organiser is sitll trying to finalise the details. I only know that it will be in April....possibly later part of April. Here's a message from this twins with regards to the Beijing showcase, translated into English by the fans.



JH: Hello everyone, I'm JunHo.
JS: Hello everyone, I'm JunSu.
JH: Long time no see, everyone.
JS: Hello.
JH: On the 28th of March, I will be holding my debut showcase at BeiJing. I hope that everyone can attend and support me.
JS: Hi, it's been so long since I last greeted everyone. My brother will be holding his debut showcase at China. I hope that everyone can support him. I will also be attending the showcase this time, and I hope that everyone can give my brother support and warm encouragement. Hope to see everyone there. Thank you!
JH: Thank you!
JS: Fighting!

Source: YouKu
Translation: sshutingg @ OneTVXQ.com
Credits: OneTVXQ.com { One World. One Red Ocean. One TVXQ! }
Feel free to repost, but please leave the full credits intact. Thanks!

Hmm...so how many of you will go and watch him?

EDIT:
You can refer to the facebook link here

p/s-
Will reply all comments tomorrow. Dead tired now. Also write about the press conference in the next few days. Got to edit the videos first. ^^

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The Music of Oh Joon Sung- Concert after thoughts

I had finished the following after thoughts at 3am in the morning bu when I tried to post it, the whole systen hanged...so I went to bed. For those who have been waiting...sorry but here it is.

Yes, I'm back from the concert.

Had my curry puff and tea and now sitting in front of my computer and collecting my thoughts about the concert.

- Oh Joon Sung is really a fun, warm and friendly guy (with a touch of humour, I might add), who obviously likes Singapore and its residents alot (he said it about 6-7 times)

- Boobby Kim sounds even better singing live

- Shinee was very painfully not used to just standing still whilst singing- I could see they were just itching to dance, especially Tae Min, who was shaking his bum away. ^^

- It was not nice to see groups of Shinee fans leaving just after Shinee performed and before the concert ended (even though I can understand why). Actually, it was very disrespectful to the performer on stage- in this case, Oh Joon Sung himself.

- AND the surprise of the night- ALL the artistes participated in the autograph signing session after the concert. Yes, all- Oh Joon Sung, Bobby Kim and Shinee.

The audience was mostly girls...young girls for that matter. Thankfully, nobody placed any placards or banners up, though there were sporadic screamings. The hall, though not filled, were packed enough. Not sure about upstairs, as I was sitting in the foyer stalls.

The concert started off pretty much on time. Li Yi of Yes 93.3 was the MC and did a short introduction. Actually, she only appeared 3 times during the concert. Anyway, the concert began with a song that is pretty much familiar to most people- Never Say Goodbye from 'My Girl'. I guess he wanted to warm up the audience with a familiar, upbeat song. I believe most of the audience at the concert (me included), didn't know what to expect. In fact, the Shinee fans behind me were wondering if Shinee was going to sing 'Ring Ding Dong'. I must admit though it has a very different feel, especially when I heard the orginal singers sang it live at Sundown Festival last year.

At this point, the band and the orchestra were still warming up to each other, and it didn't help that the sudience were a littl unfamiliar with the songs- those from 'Get Karl! Oh Su Jong' and 'Serenade' from 'Great Inheritance'. With the latter, I'm not even sure if anyone would know (this is a 2006 drama starring Kim Jae Won and Han Ji Min). The tune is great but I think it didn't fare as well with the singer. You can catch the trailer for this drama here to have a feel of the drama.

From 'Witch Yoo Hee' onwards, it got better because the songs in the drama are more suited to being played by a live band (and orchestra!). It was nice to hear the saxophone part in the song 'If'. Ok, I'm a sucker for saxophone because if played well, it is really, really sexy (think of Kim Bum in 'Boys Over Flowers', though I'm not sure if he can actually play).

Remember I mentioned in my earlier post that Oh Joon Sung had revealed that 'King and I' was his most memorable work? Before playing this song, he announced to everyone that he likes it- 'Love for Thousand Years'. This is a great song to be played by a live orchestra especially at the parts where the music soars. The singer was good.

After the sad parts (all the 3 songs in 'King and I' are pretty sad), the mood picked up again. Although I've never watched 'The Queen Returns', I really like the songs in it. Makes me want to get up and dance, especially 'With Me' (makes sense why I would feel like dancing coz the drama is about dancing ^^).

Oh Joon Sung has a sense of humour. He was struggling to introduce the next segment, which was songs from 'Heading to the Ground'...and then he mentioned...Dong Bang Shin Ki. That 4 magic words drew immediate response...with lots of screaming, whistling and clapping. You would have thought DBSK was actually there. ^^

Thereafter, whenever he wanted a response from the audience, he would say...'Dong Bang Shin Ki...my friend', or 'Shinee...my friend'. hehehe!

For me, this was the segment I was looking forward to...coz Bobby King (as part of Buga Kinz) sang the song, 'Look at the Sky'. I held my breath...would he sound as good live? I didn't want my image of him to be shattered....

I guess I shouldn't have worried. He was even better singing live. He has one great soul voice.

Bobby Kim really warmed up the crowd tremendously. Working up the crowd comes with experience of doing concerts live. He was quite funny too, shouting, 'All the Shinee fans, scream!'. I guess neither Oh Joon Sung nor Bobby Kim had any illusions as to why most of the audience were there at the concert.

During the short interview by Li Yi, Bobby Kim revealed that he likes chilli crab and that he was getting fat with all the delicious food. Sigh...he's also having a concert in Seoul in April and invited the audience over. I wish I could be be there. Dare I wish for his concert here???

His second song, 'Live or Die' from the drama, 'Dream'...which most people recognised if only because of Kim Bum. And by the end of the song, the whole audience knew who was coming up next- Shinee!

Li Yi could barely introduced them with all the screamings and shouting amongst the audience. And then, the 5 boys appeared on stage...dressed in black again.

Oh Joon Sung retired to take a break. Countdown from 'Dream' was the only song that was performed without a live orchestra or band...though the boys did sing live. Unfortunately, with the sporadic sreamings...sometimes their singing could not be heard.

And when the boys sang 'Stand by Me' from 'Boys Over Flowers', with the full orchestra and drama clips in the background, the crowd went wild.

Now Sue has asked me about whether camera is allowed inside the concert hall. Strictly speaking- no. It was even announced just before the concert- no photography and video recording. In fact, the girl infront of me was stopped by one of the usherer. However, by now, there were so many cameras up everywhere, that it was impossible to control...so the usherers gave up. I guess the boys' fans are not going to miss such a rare opportunity right?

I must say the boys are not too bad and I rather like Onew's voice.

Unfortunately, as soon as the boys finished the last note, groups of girls (many of whom were sitting in front) rushed out. Whilst I completely understand why they did it, it was still rather rude. Especially as Oh Joon Sung was still performing.

And he performed for a good 15 minutes more with an encore. He sang songs like 'Starlight Tears' and Because I'm not smart. Hehehe! Although I wouldn't say he's a great singer..but..he can sing better han alot of singers I know...and he plays the keyboard too!

And then it was really all over...and all the artistes came out for a final bow..Mario&, Bobby Kim and Shinee and of course Oh Joon Sung.

The crowd (whatever that's left..coz even more girls had left by then) went crasy.

By the time I came out...thinking I could queue up to get Oh Joon Sung's and Bobby Kim's signature...there was already one long queue. That was when I found out that there was a last minute change...and Shinee was going to sign afterall.

I wish there was a seperate queue for Bobby Kim...but I guess it would have made the whole situation even more chaotic. So I left without his signature. I heard from someone that they could get the signatures of all the 7 artistes (Oh Joon Sung, Bobby Kim and Shinee) on the cd. I haven't had the time to read on the various forums yet...but if it was really the case, I'm sure those fans who did get it would have been very happy. But the autograph signing session was supposed to lasts for only 30 minutes...so I'm not sure how they managed to wrap up the session coz it would have taken more than 30 minutes judging by the queue.

All-in-all, it has been a pretty interesting concert. Obviously, some songs performed better on stage live with a band than others. But most have been ok and interesting. However I do think things could have been done a little better to get the audience in the mood by identifying the songs from the dramas. Eg, annoucing the drama on screen and playing more clips from the drama.

Ok...now I don't know if the 2nd concert tonight will also have an autograph signing session. And I don't know if all the artistes will sign like last night. But I fear even more fans will leave immediately after Shinee performs..leaving an almost empty hall. If that happens, it would be really, really be embarrassing for Oh Joon Sung, who was very happy at being able to perform a live concert of his work.

For those going tonight...enjoy yourself.

Remember to bring cash if you want to buy the cds.

Monday, February 01, 2010

The Music of Oh Joon Sung- Contest





These are the songs that Oh Joon Sung will be playing on the 1st and 2nd February during the concert. Drama clips from the drama will be shown in the background whilst the music is being played.

And oh...Oh Joon Sung and Bobby Kim should be signing autographs after the concert. Err...no Shinee..they will not be signing. I think after seeing the mayhem at Shinee's autograph signing session at Lot 1 yesterday, it would be difficult to arrange one. Things should be controllable with just Oh Joon Sung and Bobby Kim.

Edit on the autograph signing session by Oh Joon Sung and Bobby Kim
You can bring any of the cds for them to sign. But of course, it has to be relevant lah. Or if you want to, you can purchase the cds there. The cds on sale are

1)Boys Over Flowers (Special edition costs $50. Not sure if there's a normal edition)
2)Heading to the Ground ($20)
3)Dream ($20)
4)The Queen Returns ($20)

Frankly, $20 for a cd is pretty reasonable. And except for the BOF, I don't think the other 3 osts are available for sale in Singapore.

But if after attending the concert, you want to listen to the songs again and don't want to buy..here's your chance. Stand to win a copy of the 4 cds below. They will be signed by Mr Oh Joon Sung (yes, the composer himself).

1) Boys Over Flower
2) Heading to the ground
3) Dream
4) The Queen Returns

Much thanks to the organiser, The Esplanade Co Ltd for the giveaways.

How to win? Just answer the following question:

Q) Which drama did both Shinee and Bobby Kim sing in?

Email your answer to kimchilandpromotion@gmail.com with the following details:

1) Your name (as in i/c or passport)
2) Your i/c number
3) Your contact number

Contest ends on 5th February, 2359.

See you all at the concert. ^^

Related posts:
The Music of Oh Joon Sung- Bobby Kim
The Music of Oh Joon Sung- Shinee
The Music of Oh Joon Sung