Spell - Mirotic (2008) - I'm addicted, too --;;

Mmmm.... At first I was not really understanding why people were so frantic about this song and performance.... But now I'm addicted, too. I cannot stop myself replaying the song =.=

Anyway, Congratulations to DongBangShinKi, or Tohoshinki, or TVXQ. This song, which is the title of their fourth Korean album, already went to the top in Korean chart, and its Japanese version is expected to be no.1 in this coming Oricon weekly chart, which will make their 4th no.1 hit in Japan. This boyband's recent success in Japanese market is practically the first after BoA's in 2002. This may be another model of the Korean Wave.... but I need more time to situate this one in a rather academic sense. ;)

Jumun - Mirotic (Korean Version), released Sept. 26, 2008.

However, I feel really pity that they all got so muscular.. Where has the "flower-like" beauty of Hero and Micky gone.... T-T (Hey kids, it's not the idols' job to build muscles!!!)

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October 18th, 2008 17:26 October 18th, 2008 17:26
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History of BoA (1) - 2000

Finally decided to make a series of postings for my future reference.
Basically this will be BoA's discography both in Korea and in Japan with her official music videos (or PVs), but I'll put a link if there is any interesting video clips.

Quick note: CD titles in Red is what was released in Korea, and those in Blue is in Japan, just following the official uniform color of each country's national soccer team :p

ID; Peace B_Korean debut album
- aug 25, 2000
- sales: 177,612
- monthly chart peak: 16
- 2000 MIAK annual chart: 59

ID; Peace B


Clearly, these two MV's show the degree of the promotion by her management.
"ID; Peace B" was produced in collaboration with Kangjegyu Films, which was established by Director KANG Je-Gyu who directed Shiri and is one of the most commercially successful and influential movie directors in Korea. And, HONG Jong-Ho, the director of "SARA" has been one of the most famous music video directors, and I dare say, he was the top at that time.

However, her first album was not really successful despite the heavy promotion. There was a rumor that her management, SM Entertainment had to make an early release of other artists' new albums - such as S.E.S. and Shinhwa - to cover a deficit.

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October 17th, 2008 17:49 October 17th, 2008 17:49
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Men's Singles Generation

I need this on such a frustrating day like today...... ㅜ.ㅜ

Video originally from DC Figure Skating Gallery
Video linked to Youtube.com

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October 16th, 2008 17:11 October 16th, 2008 17:11
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