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K-pop overtakes dramas as main purveyor of the Korean wave

June 19, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Posted in News/Rumors, Polls, Wonderboys | 8 Comments

(Clockwise from top left) Super Junior, Big Bang, JYJ, TVXQ and Girls Generation. (Photos courtesy of SM, YG and C-JeS Entertainment)

MANILA, Philippines — A decade ago, Korean dramas were the main driver of hallyu, or the Korean wave, with such hits “Winter Sonata,” “Jewel in the Palace,” “My Name is Kim Sam Soon” and “Coffee Prince.”

But with the explosion of the internet and social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter in the past few years, Korean pop music, or K-pop, has overtaken Korean dramas to become the  top purveyor of the Korean wave worldwide.

The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has released the results of its survey in connection with the 10th anniversary of its website.

The survey, conducted in May, had 12,085 non-Korean respondents, 90 percent of whom were women, from 102 countries through the KTO’s website, email, Twitter and Facebook, according to Korea Herald.

The respondents were asked which hallyu aspect that interested them the most. Of the total participants, 53.3 percent, or 6,441 respondents, chose K-pop.

On the other hand, 33.2 percent, or 4,012, chose Korean TV dramas while Korean films interested 6.2 percent, or 749 respondents. The remaining 7.1 percent, or 858 respondents, chose others that include Korean TV shows, Korean food and shopping.

Asians comprised 77 percent of the survey respondents while the rest came from Europe, North America, Africa and Oceania.

Almost half, or 49 percent, of the respondents were in their 20’s while 18 percent were in their 30’s. Teenagers comprised 17 percent while 8 percent were in their 40s and 6 percent in their 50’s.

The respondents were also asked to pick hallyu stars they dream to be their travel buddies in Korea and nine of the top 10 picks were K-pop stars.

Boy band Super Junior came as top choice by 13 percent of the respondents. Big Bang came at second with 9 percent and JYJ at No. 3 with 7 percent.

TVXQ was at No. 4 with 5 percent and Girls Generation at No. 5 with 4 percent.

Completing the top 10 were Jang Geun Suk at No. 6 followed by Kim Hyun Joong, SHINee, Hyun Bin and 2PM. Hyun Bin, who starred in “My Name is Kim Sam Soon” and “Secret Garden,” is the only actor that landed in the top 10.

By language spoken by the respondents, English speakers chose Super Junior while the Japanese respondents picked Bae Yong Joon, who has a massive following in Japan.

Source: Manila Bulletin
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110620 Recent photos of SuJu’s Kibum draw attention from fans‎

June 19, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Posted in Kibum, News/Rumors, Wonderboys | 2 Comments

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Super Junior’s MIA member Kibum may not be actively working with his group right now, but that doesn’t mean the idol has completely dropped off the face of the earth — recent endorsement photos have drawn attention from many fans who hadn’t seen him in a while.

BABARA, a Korean flat shoe brand, seems to have taken Kibum on as a model, snapping a few shots of the idol that were revealed online this week.

Fans commented, “Looks like you’ve lost weight, you look so young!“, “This reminds me of  the Full House days“, “Wow, I didn’t even recognize you at first.. your face is different“, and “Please return to the stage soon!

Kibum hasn’t been participating in Super Junior activities since “Sorry Sorry” in order to focus on his individual acting career.

Source: allkpop
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Heechul tweets a cute photo of himself kissing a dog

June 19, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Posted in Drama/Film/TV/CFs, Heechul, News/Rumors, Wonderboys | 1 Comment

On June 19th, Super Junior’s Heechul tweeted a photo of himself kissing a cute dog with the hilarious caption, “Heebum (his cat) turns his head when I bring my face towards him, but Yanglee just kisses you ㅡㅡ I was tricked.. This is TRAX’s dog Yanglee“.

Fans expressed their envy commenting, “Lucky dog“, and “I am so jealous of the dog“.

Heechul had previously updated his fans saying, “I’m about to go out. I dressed up to head to a beautiful place. I am the Dictator of Midnight who likes the cold moon better than the hot sun“.

However, he soon tweeted another update complaining, “But I had nowhere to go so came to visit TRAX. Jay is filming for a drama and Henry and Jungmo are here, but the air conditioning is broken ㅡㅡ I even walked all the way here“.

Source + Photo: Heechul’s Twitter, Via: allkpop
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110620 Super Junior M & Musicians unite to say no to human trafficking

June 19, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Posted in Donghae, Eunhyuk, Events/Concerts/Perfs., Henry Lau, Kyuhyun, News/Rumors, Ryeowook, Shiwon, Sungmin, Super Junior-M, Wonderboys, ZhouMi | 1 Comment

Related Post: Super Junior M To Headline MTV EXIT Free Concert in Chiang Mai!

MTV Exit is hosting a live concert in Chiang Mai on June 25 as part of its campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking and prevent exploitation of women and children.

The concert kicks off at 5:30pm at the 700th Anniversary Stadium in downtown Chiang Mai and admission is free. Featuring leading Asian bands including Korea’s Super Junior M, Thailand’s Slot Machine, Thaitanium, ETC and South Side Phuket, and singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke from Australia, the evening is expected to attract more than 20,000 local music fans.

“This is a critical global issue that, as an influential youth broadcaster and brand, MTV has been campaigning for since 2004,” said Ruici Tio, media and partnership specialist.

“The aim of this concert is to use the power of music to reach as many people across the country as possible. We hope to raise awareness through key anti-trafficking messages featured both on stage and through narration.”

“The Korean boy band was the perfect choice,” Tio added. “They appeal to 15- to 25-year-olds which is exactly our demographic.”

Since being declared “Popular Asian Artist of the Year” at the 2010 Thailand Asia SEED Awards, Super Junior M has captured the hearts of many Thai youths, and MTV is banking on them to carry the campaign’s message to the audience.

“It is crucial to raise awareness on this issue, as Thailand is a source, transit and destination country for human trafficking,” said Tio.

“We hope to make a difference by disseminating more information about human trafficking and encourage youths to fight such exploitation in universities, schools and in local communities.”

It is also an opportunity for nongovernmental organisations to raise their concerns and make their voices heard. The concert will be filmed and telecast on MTV Asia, complete with views and reaction from the audience.

MTV Exit has held 25 concerts across Asia over the past two and a half years, in places including Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and Timor-Leste with some of Asia’s best talents such as Placebo and Super Junior among the cast.

Source: Bangkok Post
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110620 Siwon Twitter Update: have a wonderful week :)

June 19, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Posted in Cyworld/Fancafe/UFO/Twitter, Shiwon, Wonderboys | Leave a comment

@siwon407: I pray for today too to be a nice day and for this week to be spent laboriously as well! Have a good day and have a wonderful week :)

@siwon407: *english web! cgntv.net/one_on_one/pro…

@siwon407: *korean web! enjoy!cgntv.net/one_on_one/pro…

* tweeted in English

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110619-20 OFFICIAL ShimShimtapa Update w/ DJ Shindong [8P]

June 19, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Posted in MBC, Pictures/Videos, RadioShow Updates, ShimShimtapa, Shindong, Wonderboys | Leave a comment

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Entertainment @ Azio – Super Junior M [ENG SUB] – From 110611

June 19, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Posted in Donghae, Drama/Film/TV/CFs, English Subbed, Eunhyuk, Henry Lau, Kyuhyun, Pictures/Videos, Ryeowook, Sungmin, Super Junior-M, Wonderboys, ZhouMi | 5 Comments

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110619 Youngstreet Cut w/ DJ Heechul [Audio]

June 19, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Posted in Heechul, Pictures/Videos, RadioShow Updates, SBS, Wonderboys, YoungStreet | Leave a comment
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110620 Leeteuk Twitter Update: How do you use it..

June 19, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Posted in Cyworld/Fancafe/UFO/Twitter, Leeteuk, Wonderboys | 14 Comments

DELETED TWEET: @special1004: I registered on facebook How do you use it..

DELETED TWEET: @special1004: deleted again ㅋㅋ I shall just tweet ㅋㅋㅋ

@special1004: tvxq, super junior, girl`s generation, fx will appear on program <Come to Play> next Wednesday. (If you have) any wonder about them, tweet it to me..^^ I will take the question of fans from all over the world~^^

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I think he just created a FB account, then deleted it.. LOL Epik Fail BOSS.. xD
so FUNNY how @special1004 just deleted his tweet, he doesn’t realise that their are 100,000+ mobile subscribers.. detecting his every tweet!

more Caps of Yesung at KBS Immortal Song 2 Ep. 3 [15 Caps]

June 19, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Posted in Drama/Film/TV/CFs, Pictures/Videos, Wonderboys, Yesung | 3 Comments

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110610 SMTown Concert in Paris | Donghae BIAS Part 12 [9P]

June 19, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Posted in Donghae, Events/Concerts/Perfs., Pictures/Videos, SM Town, Wonderboys | Leave a comment

☆ SMTOWN Paris 2011 – All links HERE :)

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110610 SMTown Concert in Paris | Donghae BIAS Part 11 [10P]

June 19, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Posted in Donghae, Events/Concerts/Perfs., Pictures/Videos, SM Town, Wonderboys | Leave a comment

☆ SMTOWN Paris 2011 – All links HERE :)

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Donghae at Skip Beat filming [6P] – From 110530

June 19, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Posted in Donghae, Drama/Film/TV/CFs, Pictures/Videos, Wonderboys | 1 Comment
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