K-pop Princess BoA Kwon Stars With Dancing With the Stars Champion, Derek Hough in the Movie “Make Your Move”!

14 Apr

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I’ve done a small article on this already, but now, the time is getting close. Coming up on April 18, 2014“powerhouse” SM Entertainment’s K-pop queen BoA Kwon (13-year pop star reign, and only 27!) will be staring in the movie Make Your Move with Dancing with the Stars‘s Derek Hough (7-year performer, Emmy Award-winner, and Mirror Ball champion on the show!). 

The film was directed by Duane Adler, the same person who wrote the script for Save the Last Dance and Step Up.

Singer Yunho from TVXQ will also make a cameo appearance.

The story is Romeo-and Juliet-inspired. The movie is an independent film, meaning it wasn’t produced by a major studio company. To me, this is a bit dangerous, as it’s hard to promote independent films, since there’s not a history or list of films to observe, and there isn’t a fandom (for instance, Lions Gate has a huge reputation for making awesome female heroines…and has acquired a fandom…). Hopefully, K-pop fans, fans of BoA, and fans of dancing help promote the movie. So far, the trailer hasn’t been spreadng everywhere yet, but there doesn’t seem to be much competition that weekend, so who knows…

Another thing is the story. Many times, in these kind of movies, the stories can be weak. That can be one strike against an independent film that already has a hard time being noticed.

Synopsis

“Cobu 3D” tells the story of two star-crossed dancers who fall in love although their brothers have a rivalry over their underground dance clubs. SM Entertainment‘s BoA plays Aya alongside “Dancing with the Stars”‘ Derek Hough who will play Donny.”

The original title was COBU 3D because the rival dance team Aya (played by BoA) dances on in the movie is called COBU.

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One major exciting thing about this movie is the soundtrack!

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BoA is the long-reigning queen, but today’s generation is more familiar with the infestation of “K-pop groups” rather than the solo artists that were so popular in the early 2000s. I grew up with anime, so I’m more familiar with BoA because she sang for Inuyasha. But actually, the first song I heard from her was  “Show Me What You Got” featuring Bratz and Backstreet Boy’s Howie D! Again, that was made by Avex, the “powerhouse” label in Japan. So, yea, back to the K-pop groups…

On the soundtrack, we are going to get some new and old songs from some popular K-pop groups, including my personal favorite, f(x)!

F(x)’s song “Nu Abo” will be on the soundtrack! YAY!

Girls’ Generation will have an upbeat song called “Cheap Creeper”.

f(x)’s Krystal, Girls’ Generation’s Jessica, and EXO-M’s Kris will have the upbeat song “Say Yes.”

Henry’s song “Trap” also appears on the OST.

TVXQ will have a new song called “Running On Empty.”

SO DON’T FORGET TO WATCH AND SUPPORT! 

IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHO BoA IS:

F(x) Fans concerned: SM Treats F(x) Unfair, and Treats Juniors EXO BETTER?

10 Apr
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Help Us! Help Us!

f(x) Pink Tape Review 

f(x) the Korean “Spice Girls” + Amber Liu in the Spotlight

f(x) and Venus

f(x) Around the World

Yes, I know. I posted an article last month about f(x) and how we f(x) fans beg SM to give us more f(x). I ranted and raved (well, not really) about how f(x) is being ignored in favor of their juniors.

I also had a peeve about their talents not being conveyed to the fullest potential possible…which I still have a qualm with.

But this time, I’m going to take a new approach to this whole matter. Squash the old article. Squash it like a bug.

I’ve been thinking a lot and doing more research lately. I was once one of those people who just couldn’t fathom why, after 5 years, a group like f(x) never had a concert tour. Was it…

1) The fact that f(x) isn’t very popular?

2) The fact that SM is just ignoring them for newer, fresher, younger groups?

At one time, in my two-month fandom life, these things were brought into question. But after evaluating both questions thoroughly, I realized that my original conclusions were sorely missing the bigger picture. I decided to do what most people can’t trust themselves to do without feeling naive. I decided to put myself in SM Entertainment’s shoes and f(x)’s shoes. Suddenly, I was no longer a fan, but a true idol…in my mind. In fact, I pretended, in my mind, to be each member.

I found that the first concern holds no base.  F(x)’s popularity has been proven. After all, even I, a simple American, know about this group. Many of their music videos on youtube have millions of views. That’s called popularity. Their albums have made millions. That says popular. Imagine if thousands of people were in your house. That would be a lot of people. Millions of people would be even larger! Artists with half of their popularity have had concert tours, such as Puffy Ami Yumi. F(x) IS popular enough to have a tour. So that’s squashed.

Second Concern: While I will admit that SM is always looking for newer, fresher faces, I can see why they consider EXO a good candidate. I can see why because there is ONE MAIN REASON I think SM is supposedly “ignoring” f(x):

THERE ARE TOO MANY FOREIGNERS. 

Now, before you strike, let’s consider this. I’m not here to let SM get away with anything. I’m not the hugest supporter of companies, neither do I have blind belief in any business. I know that there are some things that SM has to take responsibility for. BUT humans are irrational sometimes too, and that goes for fans of K-pop as well. When I say that f(x) has too many foreigners, I’m not out to make SM into a prejudice company. When I say that f(x) has too many foreigners, I realize how this affects the way things are done and how much progress the group makes. Here are common complaints:

1) F(x) doesn’t have a concert tour, but juniors like EXO do.

2) F(x) doesn’t have a fan name.

3) F(x) only has one comeback a year.

4) F(x) gets less promotion than other SM artists.

Let’s address issue #1.

Issue #1-No Concert Tour, but EXO has one?

Now that everyone has heard the news about EXO’s tour, f(x) fans go into a frenzy. It seems completely obvious that EXO is getting the “royal treatment” and f(x) is being treated like a second-class citizen. EXO has only been out three years and has a concert tour on the way and an official “fan name”.

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But there is a solid reason. They have a slight advantage.

EXO is an all-Korean boy band. F(x) is splashed with foreigners, including foreigners who struggle with the Korean language. Creating music takes time, contrary to what most people believe. But imagine a foreigner trying to make Korean music. Songs have to be written, translated, understood, and then MEMORIZED by the members so that they can be performed for all of us to enjoy. THEN, after memorizing at least ONE song, they can finally match some choreography with it for a video or performance. This only includes one set of dance moves and one video, by the way…

Now imagine having to memorize new Korean songs AND remember all the old Korean songs for a long, city-to-city TOUR. That would not only take a long time for someone who is clumsy with the language like *cough* Amber *cough*, but also it would slow down promotion.

We have all-Korean EXO, whose members were all born in Seoul. They speak the language, they understand the culture, they are hot boys… And we have the quirky, multi-cultural f(x), whose members barely know how to eat with chopsticks *cough* Amber *cough*. Who would you promote in Korea if you were SM?

American companies do it all the time. We have popular foreign artists in America, but the ones that speak excellent English obviously get more attention. Why? Simple. Because Americans understand the language, and companies don’t have to work as hard to assimilate them. EXO takes half the amount of time to get an album off the ground in comparison to f(x). They don’t have to translate each song and try to understand it. Memorizing is easy for them because Korean is their first language. So, what do we get? Album after album, music video after video, and a major concert tour. Lucky natives.

While I would think this would be obvious, most fans don’t see it this way. They often forget that Korea is across the globe and not in their backyards, considering how convenient it is to access K-pop. Some remember how far Korea is but they’re not aware of the foreigners in the f(x) group. Well, I’m here to inform you. At the end of the day, Koreans are Koreans, and they will support their own kind before they support a foreigner. Let’s not live in a bubble. I have to even admit that what drew me to f(x) was the fact that my ears perked up when I heard Amber’s English and realized that I could understand it…It’s going to be the same for Koreans.

If anyone remembers that Korean Festival mentioned in Invincible Youth, you remember that they mentioned that the festival was to weed out western influences…To “save their culture”…

Next issue…

Issue #2-F(x) Doesn’t Have a Fan Name

Why this is important to anyone is beyond me. Britney Spears doesn’t have a fan name, and she is the Princess of Pop music. I get that most Korean groups have nicknames for fans, but f(x), to me, isn’t just a Korean group. They are an international group that doesn’t need to belch out a cheesy nickname like they’re some baseball team. This is the very thing that makes f(x) unique. Nothing HAS to be official with them, we can call ourselves anything we want to. Now isn’t that more fun?

Issue #3-F(x) Only Has One Comeback a Year

This goes back to what I was saying about the concert. F(x) has to write, translate, and memorize the Korean songs. While three of the members may catch on quickly, two of the members will need more understanding. To sink this in people’s brains, I’m going to post a recent interview with Amber on April 1, 2014. She put it simply: It’s a tedious task. Go on, watch and listen for yourself.

Let’s think about the song “Good-bye Summer”. That song was originally written by Amber. But notice the English title is “I Just Wanna”. More than likely, this song was originally written and sung in English. It had to be translated, re-written, sung, and fit with the Korean language and music sound.

Now, if f(x) members had to go on tour, they would have to memorize a song like this one, along with many others. So now Amber and Victoria would have to learn the pronunciation of this ONE song, and then, once they pronounce everything right, they would have to memorize it, and then see if they can perform it with the choreography… If they had a tour, they would have to go back into the archives and remember old songs, songs that they had a tough time memorizing to begin with! Do we see why they only have one comeback a year? I hope I’m making this clear.

It’s also clear why Amber didn’t sing in “Good-bye Summer”, though she wrote the song herself…

Issue #4-F(x) Gets Less Promotion Than Other SM Artists

This one makes me laugh until I crap all over myself.

We have Amber as the MC on We Got Married Global Edition. We have Sulli, Victoria,  and Krystal filming for dramas. Luna has been on Immortal Song 2 how many times? Everything that f(x) gets involved with has millions of views because they have so much personality.

They just finished a photo shoot recently!

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You know I got it

We definitely can’t say they get less promotion individually, but maybe not enough promotion as a group.

But again, promotion as a group requires there to be a song that is written, composed, translated, and memorized in order to be performed over and over again at select venues. How can this happen often at a rapid pace when some of f(x)’s members can barely read Korean, let alone write it? Personally, they might have better success in China! Then again, that’s where Sulli and Luna would struggle. Krystal has been around, and she seems to catch on to languages quickly.

That’s like when the non-English girls came to America. People were so angry that none of the girls interacted with fans except for Amber and Luna. But Amber was born and raised in America. Luna is Amber’s roommate, so I’m sure she’s learned more English than the others. Krystal speaks English well, but she’s been living in Korea since she was six! She was raised there! Her culture is still different. But fans couldn’t wrap their minds around the fact that sometimes the idols weren’t being rude, they just have different ways of displaying manners. In this case, they also can’t wrap their minds around the fact that f(x) has foreign members that won’t adapt easily to a new culture.

Look at how BoA was treated when she came to the USA. BoA had a thick accent and barely understood the culture or language. She is finally about to come out with a USA movie, but how many years has she been working on her American impact? FIVE YEARS. The same amount of time that f(x) has been working on their music. In fact, most of the foreign artists have a harder time with coming out with music at a rapid pace and having tours as frequently. Look at Super Junior and Electro Boyz. Let’s keep it 100% real.

I’ve been watching anime RAW for 12 years now. I’ve learned a lot of phrases, but have I mastered the language? NO. My friends have been taking a foreign language for years, and I have a family member that has lived in Japan for 2 years. Has that family member mastered the language? No. One of my friends is just starting to get the hang of writing the language in it’s actual form rather than with English lettering!

So please, before we burst with conspiracy theorizing and flying off in a tangent, let’s step back, and look at the bigger picture.

THE BEST PART

While f(x) may not come out with tons of singles, albums, and concerts every year, we get the satisfaction of knowing that they will take their time to come out with QUALITY work. What matters most? The quantity of how many albums, singles, or tours every year? Or quality work, where they have months to find inspiration for great albums like Pink Tape?

I would rather take the latter. I also have full faith that when f(x) finally does come out with a concert, they will all be fully confident in their abilities, ready to take on the challenge of traveling from city to city, and it will be BIG news considering how long f(x) fans have been waiting. It will also be a concert that is amazing to see because there will be so many songs to hear and so much time and effort will be put into making it an entertaining time. Just look at the bigger picture, then the present doesn’t seem as bad.

So f(x) fans, this is just some words from Generation Next for you to think about. Okay, maybe EXO does get better treatment. But EXO is Korean. f(x) is a bit foreign and strange. But isn’t that what we like about them?

F(x)’s Potential

The one thing SM IS guilty of is not allowing the girls’ talents to shine. The girls all have amazing talents that aren’t being conveyed. I posted 5 articles meant to review their older songs and putting some shine on f(x)’s talents.

Check out the first Mystery Photo! Click Me! (Victoria)

No! No! Click me! Check out Mystery Photo #2! (Luna)

Those other links aren’t as good as me! Check out Mystery Photo #3! (Krystal)

Nah, you don’t have to click me. But if you do, you won’t be disappointed in Mystery Photo #4! (Amber)

I’m the Cute One! Please, please, please click me! (Sulli)

Even though some of the girls struggle with the Korean language, hopefully, the girls’ talents will speak for them. After all, music is a universal language.

Leave me a comment and let me know what your opinions are!

And don’t forget to help me trend #bfx2us on twitter, instagram, facebook, tumblr, reddit, pinterest, wordpress, or any other website you can think of…heck, I’ll even go with Myspace if that’s still around.

Which f(x) Member Are YOU?

9 Apr

 

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Yeah, yeah, I know. I’m f(x) obsessed. I can’t help it. I love this girl group. I can’t even explain why. Maybe it’s when I see them live, they just blow me away.

Or maybe when I see them interact with fans, I just fall in love with their personalities all over again.

Or maybe I just have ultimate respect from watching them in Amazing f(x) (bungee jumping and sky diving? How many females try that?).

Or I get entertained for hours watching them in Funny or Die

To my list of f(x) articles, I’m adding this one: the personality quiz! YAY!

 

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f(x) has their own style

F(x) is known for their individual charms, and their distinct styles. I find f(x) to be bursting with individuality. Each girl let’s her own light shine, which is what I like.

As the saying goes, “There is someone out there for everybody.” In f(x)’s case, there is someone for everyone to relate to. This is how I feel about their music, especially with the album Pink Tape. If you are an edgy, urban person, “Pretty Girl” would be your thing. If you like Dance Pop, “Airplane” might be your favorite. If you love meaningful ballads, “Good-bye Summer” and “Ending Page”. If you like a little whimsical and different, “Shadow” might be a favorite. If you’re into retro sounds, “Snapshot”, “No More”, and “Signal” gave that flavor. See? Just something for everybody.

This is also why this article was so much fun to do research for, and why I thought a personality quiz would be interesting.

So, give it a shot!

To Learn more about f(x):

f(x) Pink Tape Review 

f(x) the Korean “Spice Girls” + Amber Liu in the Spotlight

f(x) and Venus

f(x) Around the World

f(x) in the USA

Check out the first Mystery Photo! Click Me!

No! No! Click me! Check out Mystery Photo #2!

Those other links aren’t as good as me! Check out Mystery Photo #3!

Nah, you don’t have to click me. But if you do, you won’t be disappointed in Mystery Photo #4!

I’m the Cute One! Please, please, please click me!

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Okay, on with the quiz!

So which member do you think you’re most like? This 5-question quiz is based on a series of interviews and biography profiles that have revealed some interesting things about the girls.

So are you a fun-loving leader, like Victoria? Sexy and mischievous, like Krystal? A cutie-pie, like Sulli? Soulful and romantic, like Luna? Or popular and charming, like Amber?

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Take this series of polls I designed into a quiz to find out who you match!

I know right? Where are your results? Highlight the “blank white space” below to find the results! For Mobile Phone devices, click the link below the space!

If you chose mostly the first answers, you are mostly like Krystal. You are confident, detail-oriented, and you always put effort into everything that you do. You tend to work well with people on an intimate level, even if others don’t readily see it. You have a strong feminine side, or if you’re a guy into women, you may really be into feminine women. You are sensitive to your own thoughts. You might focus too much on things that you can “see” rather than things that are deep or hidden. Sometimes, if you can’t see it, you won’t assume or try to understand it. You can be quite the perfectionist. You aren’t the cutesy type, but you do like to look attractive to others.

If you chose mostly the second answers, you are mostly like Amber. You are cool, a bit serious sometimes, and you always try your best at everything that you do. You have a lot of confidence and you love to challenge yourself. You are quite the rebel. You are honest, but easy-going. Because you like to be yourself, you may not like complex social situations. If you are a female, you are probably tomboyish. If you are a male, you are probably an alpha male! You may desire things that are more feminine (in a man’s case who likes women, perhaps he wants a more feminine girlfriend sometimes), but somehow, you just end up feeling more comfortable with more “masculine” pursuits. For a man who likes girls, you may want a girl who is a little loose sometimes, and not so girlish all the time. 

If you chose mostly the third answers, you are mostly like Luna. Respect is of utmost importance to you. You are super hard-working! You have the ability to look inside yourself, make changes, and you are always willing to grow to be a better person. Your interests may focus too heavily on external things, especially your appearance. You often have to be reminded to put more confidence in your abilities, and you often doubt yourself.

If you chose mostly the fourth answers, you are mostly like Victoria. You appear nice and innocent, but it’s hard to read you. People may take you at face value. You are honest, and you are truthful with others. You might be a bit simple-minded and young at heart. You might have flexible limbs, but sometimes it’s hard for you to be a flexible person inside. You are very focused on what you see. Sometimes, you are so focused on the present, that you have a hard time understanding other people’s thoughts. You are mature, and are often called upon to lead others. It’s not hard for you to make compromises for those you love. You love to make others happy.

If you chose mostly the fifth answers, you are mostly like Sulli. You are joyful, bright, and were shown a lot of love in your life. You are very attractive and cute, even if you may not realize it! You are very honest, but you have a hard time listening to others. You defend your opinions strongly, and are quite blunt. You are very focused on the present, and you’re a bit moody. You have a strong self-image. You know who you are. You may always feel treated like you’re in “last place”.

 

For those with mobile phone devices, click me.

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to help us f(x) fans trend #bfx2us and put your town behind it on any website you can think of! We f(x) fans really want a concert! 

f(x) TV #1: Watch f(x) as They Experience the USA!

3 Apr

Originally posted on Generation Next:

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f(x) month is coming to a close. *cries* So, for the last two days of f(x) month, I’m going to be showing you some entertaining videos of some of f(x)’s adventures! So grab some popcorn, stuffed animals, and cozy under the blankets or on the couch.

Today, I’m going to be showing you f(x)’s adventures in the USA. Some really entertaining stuff here. I hope you enjoy! f(x) fighting!

And don’t forget to #bfx2us to twitter, facebook, instagram, and youtube. Thanks for supporting! :)

f(x) SCOPES THE WEST COAST

f(x) has a NEW MEMBER: Actress Anna Kendrick! Watch f(x) on Funny or Die!

f(x), 1st K-pop group to Perform @ SXSW!

f(x) Performs @ SM TOWN New York and LA!

f(x) Performs @ M! Countdown What’s Up LA? 2013

I hope you enjoy! Thanks for watching! #bfx2us

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(Am I Too Late?) Divergent Review

2 Apr

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Yea, yea, here comes my Divergent review. I know it’s so late. But I’m still going to do this. So…yea.

Divergent…where to begin…

Considering the number of heroine trends and the dystopian-themes that are so popular today, this movie kind of falls into the tropes.

The movie is based on the book series written by Veronica Roth.

For a fan of the book, this movie didn’t fail to live up to the novel, but the novel was exactly what we would expect from someone living in the modern-day world. Therefore, the movie didn’t end up being extremely unique. But it’s not that I didn’t leave the movie without a thought.

I’m just going to be honest. I went to the movies (as we call it where I’m from, some call it the “movie theater”) expecting The Hunger Games. Though this movie was obviously directed to tweens, and meant to have similar themes of trying to survive, fit in, deal with “love interests, and rebel against “the system”, the feeling of the two stories still had enough differences to leave different impressions. Really, there are only two reasons why I watched this movie: 1) Shailene Woodley (as a fan of American Girl, I just had to see how she’s grown since her first acting debut. I can’t say she has changed from being the “spunky heroine” in my mind. I kept thinking ‘Felicity’…) 2) It takes place in Chicago, my favorite town. ;)

Combine Inception with the Hunger Games, and you get Divergent. Basically, the movie begins fast.

We hardly get a taste of Beatrice “Tris” Prior’s (Shailene Woodley) life as an “Abnegation” starting off. We’re shown how poor she lives. Basically, an “Abnegation” helps those even more poor than they are. “Abnegations” are meant to be “self-less” people among the many factions post-apocalyptic Chicago is divided into. The factions are as listed: Abnegation (the selfless), as was mentioned before, Amity (the peaceful farmers), Candor (the honest judges), Dauntless (the brave police *cough* military *cough*), and Erudite (the intelligent). Yet, this is all explained quickly in the beginning, and Tris’s life is simplified so we, the audience, wouldn’t get restless…

Tris has this “desire” to be a part of the “Dauntless”, which… who wouldn’t? In the movie, they make a grand entrance where ever they go, make the loudest noises, and jump around all over the place. To Tris, they seem to have the “freedom” she wants. She’s obviously not happy as a “selfless” person because they can’t stand up for themselves, can’t look at themselves in a mirror, and have to live without eating luxurious foods like hamburgers…

So, in the story, eventually, all of the young people had to choose factions to belong to. First, they all had to take a test to see what faction they naturally belonged in. Of course, Tris tested “Divergent” which means she can belong to any faction. This makes her “dangerous” as “Divergents” can’t be controlled by any one faction…

I think that’s all I’ll tell you for now. Don’t want to spoil the movie. All I can say is from there-on-out, there is a long training montage, gun fights, and sad moments. :( Boo hoo #Sadmoments

Basically, everything moves pretty much like the video game Call of Duty…with some character interactions.

The ending is pretty predictable, if you are used to tween movies. Once you see Hunger Games, nothing can surprise you. But this movie, on it’s own right, is exciting, interesting, thrilling, emotional, and…just SWANK. There is something for every person over the age of 13, and Tris can add herself to the rest of inspirational heroines to enter the movie screen. She’s pretty tough. One thing I liked about her is that she was decisive. No love triangles, no confusion about where she belonged (themes that plague movies directed to tween girls). She knew herself, and held a sense of confidence that’s rare to see in young women in movies…as the lead protagonist, that is.

Two pet peeves: The “black best friend” (when will we ever get a black heroine?) trope and “Isn’t that guy TOO old?” (her love interest is like…way older than she is)

I recommend this movie. 10/10

The exciting news is that in Illinois (the state where the story takes place), there will be a summer camp held for 5 days dedicated to each faction.

#bfx2us

 

 

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Good-bye March and f(x) month

1 Apr

My favorite song from f(x)!

f(x) TV #2: Watch f(x) on Their Adventures as They Travel Across the Globe!

31 Mar

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Today is the final day of March, and the final day of f(x) month. Where did the first two months go? :( Thank you all so much for joining me and supporting my posts this month. Though it’s the final f(x) day on here, I will still be pushing promotion of this K-pop group throughout the year. You also can always go back to articles about f(x) in my archives.

f(x) Pink Tape Review 

f(x) the Korean “Spice Girls” + Amber Liu in the Spotlight

f(x) and Venus

We won’t end today on a sad note. Grab some more popcorn from yesterday (and another pillow)! Today, I’m going to post some of f(x)’s amazing adventures around the world! They are quite entertaining! You will be introduced to the personalities of the group as well as their daily life as K-pop starz!

So, I hope you all enjoy!

Remember, throughout the year help us f(x) fans in trending #bfx2us and put your city or town behind it! Hopefully, with all of your help, f(x) will give us that Concert tour we’ve been dying for! 

Hello f(x)

Travel with f(x) to Kenya, Africa, and Thailand, Asia!

(It’s a full playlist, so just press play and it should go next automatically)*

Amazing f(x)

Travel with f(x) to New Zealand!

(It’s a full playlist, so just press play it should go next automatically)*

f(x) @ SMTOWN FRANCE

f(x) in Japan

Watch Amber as the MC on We Got Married: Global Edition! This is the online spin-off to the original We Got Married (the one with Victoria in it)! Amber is always on MC mode no matter what. It’s just natural for her, even when she’s introducing herself during performances.

f(x) TV #1: Watch f(x) as They Experience the USA!

30 Mar

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f(x) month is coming to a close. *cries* So, for the last two days of f(x) month, I’m going to be showing you some entertaining videos of some of f(x)’s adventures! So grab some popcorn, stuffed animals, and cozy under the blankets or on the couch.

Today, I’m going to be showing you f(x)’s adventures in the USA. Some really entertaining stuff here. I hope you enjoy! f(x) fighting!

And don’t forget to #bfx2us to twitter, facebook, instagram, and youtube. Thanks for supporting! :)

Look out for f(x) around the world!

Don’t forget to read:

F(x), the Korean “Spice Girls” + Amber Liu in the Spotlight

f(x) Pink Tape Review 

f(x) and Venus

f(x) SCOPES THE WEST COAST

f(x) has a NEW MEMBER: Actress Anna Kendrick! Watch f(x) on Funny or Die!

f(x), 1st K-pop group to Perform @ SXSW!

f(x) Performs @ SM TOWN New York and LA!

f(x) Performs @ M! Countdown What’s Up LA? 2013

I hope you enjoy! Thanks for watching! #bfx2us

Bring f(x) to US: #Bfx2US-Mystery Background #5

29 Mar
Bring f(x) to US-#bfx2us

Bring f(x) to US-#bfx2us

For those of you wondering what I changed my background to, I will reveal the fifth “mystery photo”.  If you’ve been following my blog, you know it’s f(x) month, and that I’ve been f(x) obsessed…Why did I make an f(x) month? Because I’m a new fan, of course! I plan to push f(x) promotion so that, one day, f(x) will get noticed in the USA and around the world. When that happens, I’ll be able to at least watch one concert with them in it. I’m calling this movement Bfx2US. This whole year I will be doing many RANDOM things online and offline to bring f(x) to the USA and other parts of the world. If you want fx to come to your town, #bfx2us and add your town at the end of it. Help us f(x) fans trend it! So stay tuned, keep following. My goal is to make these talented girls’ dreams come true (before they get too old).

Check out the first Mystery Photo! Click Me!

No! No! Click me! Check out Mystery Photo #2!

Those other links aren’t as good as me! Check out Mystery Photo #3!

Nah, you don’t have to click me. But if you do, you won’t be disappointed in Mystery Photo #4!

Background Mystery #5

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Mystery Background #5 (for those who missed it)

If you are wondering about the cutie-pie in this background picture, it’s none other than the ‘Giant Baby’ Choi Jinri, mostly known as Sulli, from f(x), of course! She’s often called the ‘Giant Baby’ because she has a very cute, young-looking face, is one of the youngest, and is called “giant” because she’s the tallest member. Sulli is the only girl in her family. She has three brothers (two older, one younger). Sulli got her start as a child actress as Princess Sunhwa in The Ballad of Seodong. She room-mated with two of Girls’ Generation’s members. She is very well-known for her role in To the Beautiful You (based off of the manga Hanazakari no Kimitachi e) where she dressed up like a boy! Sulli and fellow member Krystal often fight playfully with one another. Sulli dreamed of singing ever since she attended an SM audition. She has considerable vocal abilities, and is considered the “sub-rapper”. She plays a mean piano and the guitar. She is also in charge of the “gags” in f(x). Sulli’s favorite kind of music is “any music she can dance to.”

To learn more about Sulli, click me.

f(x), the Korean “Spice Girls” + Amber Liu in the Spotlight

f(x) Pink Tape Review

f(x) and their Charms

f(x) Personality Quiz

The background picture I chose comes from f(x)’s most recent music video “Rum Pum Pum Pum” (2013). This comes off of the album Pink Tape and is in stores now. Pink Tape was a very successful album and one of Korea’s best in 2013. Sulli looked more mature in this video than she usually does. But she’s still cute though! I love her ‘Geek’ shirt.

DID YOU KNOW?: The song “Rum Pum Pum Pum” is called “First Wisdom Teeth” in English.

DID YOU KNOW?: It was f(x)’s first single to reach number one on the Korean Billboard charts.

DID YOU KNOW?: “Rum Pum Pum Pum” was meant to represent the beating of a heartbeat.

Here are some of f(x)’s best live performances of “Rum Pum Pum Pum”:

“Rum Pum Pum Pum” has a more “mature” choreography than their former dance moves. The song has a different sound. It’s a but disarranged, and yet, it sounds good! It has a mixture of samba samples, the Little Drummer Boy, and other background effects.

VOTE FOR F(x) At EWANG Music 14!

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! Remember to #bfx2Us

Sulli

Sulli really has a lot of hidden talents. She’s an amazing artist and an amazing actress!

DID YOU KNOW?: The song that Sulli sang in To the Beautiful You was originally by IU, and the song was inspired from Sulli’s beauty.

DID YOU KNOW?: The dance that Sulli performed in the third video was Rumba and Jive.

Thanks for reading all of the “Mystery Background” series! Had fun doing them! Hope you had fun!

 

 

Bring f(x) to US: #Bfx2US-Mystery Background #4

28 Mar
Bring f(x) to US-#bfx2us

Bring f(x) to US-#bfx2us

For those of you wondering what I changed my background to, I will reveal the fourth “mystery photo”.  If you’ve been following my blog, you know it’s f(x) month, and that I’ve been f(x) obsessed…Why did I make an f(x) month? Because I’m a new fan, of course! I plan to push f(x) promotion so that, one day, f(x) will get noticed in the USA and around the world. When that happens, I’ll be able to at least watch one concert with them in it. I’m calling this movement Bfx2USThis whole year I will be doing many RANDOM things online and offline to bring f(x) to the USA and other parts of the world. If you want fx to come to your town, #bfx2us and add your town at the end of it. Help us f(x) fans trend it! So stay tuned, keep following. My goal is to make these talented girls’ dreams come true (before they get too old).

Check out the first Mystery Photo! Click Me!

No! No! Click me! Check out Mystery Photo #2!

Those other links aren’t as good as me! Check out Mystery Photo #3!

Background Mystery #4

Mystery Background #4 (for those who missed it)

Mystery Background #4 (for those who missed it)

I know you’re wondering, “Who is that hot Asian boy in the background?” Well, it’s none other than Amber Liu, one of f(x)’s female members, of course. That’s right, Amber is a she. Amber is known for her androgynous, hip-hop sense of style. She is also known for her “boyish charm and personality”. She was told that “boyish” girls are “rare” in Korea. Amber was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, USA. She has one older sister. She is one of f(x)’s most popular members. She is well-known for being a recurring MC on the show Show Champion, and will currently be the MC on the online spin-off of We Got Married- Global Edition. Amber has collaborated with several other artists, and many consider her a favorite to work with because she is “lively”. She is particularly close with Henry, a member of Super Junior M. Amber’s favorite music artists are Lincoln Park and Taking Back Sunday. She was into K-pop artists TVXQ and Super Junior before she became a K-pop singer herself. Amber is Taiwanese American and speaks Chinese. She is the main rapper of the group, but also has considerable vocal, dancing, and song-writing abilities, as well as the ability to play the guitar and drums. Her fellow members voted her as having the most charming personality. She likes pop, hip-hop, and R&B, but she also loves Rock and Alternative/Indie Rock. Her favorite bands are Lincoln Park and Taking Back Sunday.

To learn more about Amber Liu, click me.

f(x), the Korean “Spice Girls” + Amber Liu in the Spotlight

f(x) Pink Tape Review

f(x) and their Charms

f(x) Personality Quiz

The background picture I chose to represent Amber is from the music video “Electric Shock” (2012). Amber took her androgynous looks to a whole new level in the
“Electric Shock” era! She’s handsome and beautiful at the same time! Electric Shock is considered one of f(x)’s biggest hits, sweeping the #1 spot on Gaon in several categories, and earning over 50 Million views on Youtube to date. This video has several points that made it different from other K-pop music videos at the time: 1) The girls aren’t overtly sexualized, and the choreography is masculine. 2) The song is very powerful, more like the male K-pop artists rather than the females. 3) The edgy clothes…

DID YOU KNOW?: In the video, each girl holds her own electroshock weapon, and aims it at the camera. Krystal and Amber have tasers, Victoria and Luna have stun batons, and Sulli has a defibrillator. This is the first time I’ve seen female K-pop artists with weapons…Well, if you include Amber in Danson Tang’s video, with her machine gun…

DID YOU KNOW?: American actress Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Twilight) learned the choreography to this video and performed it with f(x) on the online show Funny or Die.

Here are some of f(x)’s best live performances of “Electric Shock”:

Electric Shock is very EPIC. There’s something so tomboyish about it. It’s very masculine and powerful. The “Electric Shock” performances always come in with a bang. In fact, there are many great performances out there, but these were some of the most unique. The first two videos are revised versions of “Electric Shock”.

VOTE FOR F(x) At EWANG Music 14!

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! Remember to #bfx2Us

Amber

Amber is talented! She really is a great artist and has many abilities! Is there any reason to question why she is asked to collaborate with so many artists? If you want to hear another song with Amber singing randomly and on-the-spot, google search ‘fx amber singing “white lie”‘.

DID YOU KNOW?: The song “Rocketeer” is from the Asian American group Far East Movement. They sang the song “Like a G6.”

DID YOU KNOW?: The song Amber and Henry sang together is originally by Stevie Wonder, and it’s title is “Someday at Christmas.”

The next picture has been posted!  Stay tuned! Tomorrow I will post the next Mystery Background.

 

 

 

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