Sunday, January 17, 2010

BIG BANG Interview For Japan Daily Sport

Leader GD’s words of love (and criticism) to the other members?

"This is hard. Let’s see.. Daesung is a bit too mature for his age. It always feels like he’s looking after everyone. It would be nice if he acted more cute and dongsaeng-like. TOP hyung is a type of person who gets sick of things really easily. He has no persistence. If it’s something he likes he gets really into it but he also gets over it really quickly. It would be nice if he could maintain his feelings. I want Taeyang to fall in love, since he never has before. It’s an important experience for artists. It doesn’t have to be a girlfriend, maybe even just a friend. It would be nice if he got a girlfriend though. Seungri should get out more often. He needs to mature. (Seungri: What??! WHAAT??!) Me? I want to expand my outlook on life. I want to become a leader that the other members will trust and follow."

BigBang Profile - answered below by each member

1) Birthday (will not be answered below, already known)
2) Something they treasure
3) Something that surprised them in Japan
4) Japanese food they like
5) Japanese food they can’t/don’t eat
6) Favourite Japanese phrase/word
7) Favourite Japanese celebrity
8) What they do on their days off
9) Food they can cook well
10) Most attractive feature

D-LITE (DaeSung)

2) My Almighty Bag
3) The driver’s seat is on the other side, so when I first came I was like “OMG NO ONE’S DRIVING!”
4) Curry
5) Umeboshi
6) KiraKira (sparkle sparkle)
7) Hirai Ken
8) I eat my food really slowly. And I stay at home all day.
9) Anything
10) My vigorous, happy spirit
"Cooking is my specialty. I can make kimchi jjigae really well. (laughs) The secret to my Daesung-style Kimchi Jjigae is instant noodle soup packets. It makes it taste really good. When we lived in Korea, I often made it for the other members. I’d also put in haricot beans sometimes. When I’m alone I don’t really cook much, but I do quite a lot when we’re all together.
My Almighty Bag? Everyone calls it that’s kinda embarrassing. (bitter smile) It’s a bag that I carry around no matter where I go. It’s got bandaids and food and handwarmers and stuff… it’s got everything. (laughs) (“So that you can help your members when they’re in trouble?”) Yeah. (laughs)
Though I may be second youngest, I know I’m mentally one of the oldest. I consider myself an ‘adult’."


2) Pet dog, Boss (male Boston Terrier)
3) Japanese CD stores are so big
4) Curry, Ramen, Yakiniku
5) I like everything
6) Blank
7) Shimizushota Ai
8) Practices piano
9) Noodles
10) My singing voice

"I was really surprised when I first came to Japan because of how big the CD stores are! Everytime we came to Japan, I would go to a CD store and buy a new hip hop or R&B album. Though we don’t have the time to anymore. (bitter smile)
To tell the truth, we haven’t had this much free time in 3 years. There was always so much to do. But I think you have to do what you have to in life before you can start to enjoy it.
,Although the single “Fall In Love”, a collaboration with Thelma Aoyama, is due to be released on the 27th, my “Must-do List” for this year is to create more solo songs.
I’m planning to release a solo album.
The first thing on my “Want-to-do List” is going to Okinawa! I’ve always wanted to go there but I’ve never had the time. It has to be for a vacation though, not just for a concert or part of a tour. The ocean is really beautiful there so I want to go diving."


2) Friends
3) The villages are really clean
4) Crab
5) Nothing. I like everything
6) “Naruhodo” (indeed), “Koreomoshiroina~” (This is fun~) “Soodesune” (I see)
7) Nakashima Mika
8) I sleep for 24 hours
9) Dwenjang Jjigae
10) My kindness
“I have good pronunciation no matter what language I speak. Maybe it’s because my specialties are rapping and imitating others. Maybe that’s why people think I can fluently speak languages that I can’t, so at like interviews or press conferences people ask me to answer in more detail. It kinda spoils the mood sometimes. (laughs) My favourite Japanese phrases are “Naruhodo” and “Soodesune”. It’s shows you’re paying attention.
On my days off, I sleep no matter what. I’m always busy so I don’t get much time to sleep, so when I’m not busy I sleep for 24 hours! My record is 36 hours. (laughs) It’s a recent record. I didn’t even eat, just went to the toilet first and slept for 2 days.
Desires? I want a girlfriend! (determined smile)
(“Wouldn’t you be too busy to see her often?”) It’s ok. Just having one would be great.
(“You wouldn’t be able to sleep on your days off.” I don’t have to if I get a girlfriend. I don’t sleep on my days off, who told you that? (laughs) It’s ok though! I have my pet Gaho to cheer me up. (1 Year old Chinese Sharpei) In Korea, he’s more famous than I am. (laughs) I’ve had him since he was 8 months old but he grows so fast it’s scary sometimes! He’s already thiiis big! (spreads his arms) He’s at school at the moment though. Studying things like SIT! and TURN AROUND!"


2) My rings
3) They have so many products with anime characters
4) Sushi, raw fish
5) Umeboshi
6) Bacchishi!
8) Making songs for my solo album
9) Cocktails
10) Blank
“The thing that surprised me the most was that they have so many varieties of BearBrick (bear-shaped block figurines). I like BearBricks so I collect them; one side of my room is completely buried with BearBricks. I have about a thousand. (laughs) Whenever I came to Japan, I would buy a bunch of new ones but since we don’t have time to shop anymore… My favourite Japanese phrase is “ikuradesuka” (how much is it?) – Since it’s the most important phrase to know. (laughs) I also like “bacchiridesu” and “bacchishi”. (I think they mean like, awesome)
Well it’s not really something I can ‘cook’ well, but sometimes when I drink with my friends I make cocktails. Like fruit cocktails for people who aren’t heavy drinkers.
Later this year I’m going to be the main character in a movie directed by Lee JaeHan, director of “A Moment To Remember”. It’s based on war, and co-stars include Kwon Sangwoo. (We’ve already started filming, but I’m trying to focus on this for a while.)
I want to show a different side to me that I haven’t been able to show as a part of BIGBANG."

V.I (Seung Ri)

2) Books
3) They sell meal tickets even for toppings!
4) Gyudon
5) Umeboshi
6) “Nantonaku” (No wonder) (It’s a new phrase I learnt recently) “Utsukushii” (beautiful)
7) Toda Erika (I wanna be friends with her hehe), Miyazaki Aoi
8) I watch movies or dramas
9) Kimchi Jjigae
10) My dancing
“When I first found out about them (meal tickets) I was sooo surprised! It’s amazing that they can even buy toppings with them!
I have to have egg with my gyudon. Always. I also order kimchi.
I’m learning Japanese through Japanese dramas or variety shows. So I only know how to speak conversationally. I watch stuff like “Boys Before Flowers” and “Nodame Cantabile”. I’ve recently started watching Sakurai Sho’s “The Quiz Show”. And I just watched “Conditions of a Witch” (from 1999) after listening to a song from it. Who sang it? (hums)
Ahhh, Utada Hikaru. She’s so famous.
My favourite Japanese actress would be Miyazaki Aoi.”

Member Analysation by the Members:

1) The person who likes things to be clean the most: G-DRAGON
2) The person who creates mess the most: TOP
3) The person who cooks the best: D-LITE
4) The person who dresses up the most: TOP
5) The person who is hardest to wake up: G-DRAGON--lol *imagining GD*
6) If BIGBANG was a family, what roles would everyone have?

SOL = Mum
GD = Dad
Seungri = Neighbour---ahahah this made me lmao!!!
TOP = Baby
Daesung = Eldest child



I just watched GMA-7's SOP today at lunch time..I always watch the show 'coz it's really a great show! with all the live performances, the ambiance of the set, plus the celebrities bringing the whole show to life!----more like sparkling..really entertaining. That's what i call a wholesome show!
(this is my own..XD)

I missed the Jan.10th show so I missed the debut of SH3..

SH3 is composed of Chynna Ortaleza, LJ Reyes and Ryza Cenon. All 3 are part of GMA 7's variety show SOP Fully Charged.
A group with a deep passion for dance has now ventured into singing.

here's a video of Sh3 on their debut stage:

For me..these girls are really good!! Beautiful ladies, good dance moves, add the charisma!---- the singing parts need improvement though..(I'm not a professional or I told you before..this is my opinion..) I like the three girls..all of them excel in acting and dancing.. ^^

And look at these pics-----(credits: photo by Ash Castro)

Sir Ash Castro is really good in photography!!-----as an aspiring photographer..I love his works!
Look at those shots!---superb right?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Clear Preview of Thelma Aoyama’s Fall in Love with Taeyang

Back in November the Net-world reported that Big Bang’s Taeyang (known as SOL in Japan) would be collaborating with famous J-pop R&B singer Thelma Aoyama on a track titled Fall in Love.
The ring tone of the song already hit #1 on various ring tone sites in Japan and in late December, Thelma performed the track during a fan meeting. However, the quality of the audio from the performance was pretty bad. Now you can hear a clear preview of the song but unfortunately Taeyang’s solo part isn’t included in this preview. The full song is scheduled to be released on January 27, 2010. Thanks to ygcasey for the tip and remember to visit the Big Bang VIP Forums.

Dance Battle: Big Bang’s Taeyang vs. Super Junior’s Eunhyuk

The two best dancers of each group, Big Bang’s Taeyang and Super Junior’s Eunhyuk came face to face on Kang Shim Jang / Strong Heart. I was pretty excited for this one because they’re both known for being amazing dancers.
Both of these talented dancers definitely gave an eyeful for all the female guests and us! Though Eunhyuk is usually the funny man on Kang Shim Jang, he surely got into it while dancing.
It’s been awhile since Taeyang has been on a variety show so it was nice to see him being active as well.

Ahahaha--I dunno, even though both boys were really good..Eunhyuk danced it off with his amazing dance footwork..--those were really fast moves., (even Daesung reacted ~whoooaaaa)

Goo Hara admits having minor plastic surgery

Korea is notorious for the amount of people that go under the knife and it has become so common that it is no longer considered a “bad” thing. Maybe that is why a girl group idol wasn’t too worried about confessing on her experience with plastic surgery…

Kara’s Goo Hara admitted on Kang Shim Jang / Strong Heart today that she has gotten plastic surgery before.
She said,
"When people tell me it looks like I’ve fixed all parts of my face, it’s so unfair. I already had folded eyelids but to make them more noticeable in pictures, I got them slightly fixed. I didn’t get plastic surgery on my nose, I just got a shot. Also, I’ve had braces for my teeth."

I guess she hasn’t done very much to her face. If you recall, neither has UEE from After School. Since female idols have been gaining the courage to ‘fess up about what alterations were made to their face lately, I wonder who will be the next to step up to the plate.


Kuroki Meisa Full Of Attitude For New Album

Actress Meisa Kuroki, 21, who released her new mini-album, “ATTITUDE,” on Jan 1, says she wants to do live concerts this year, as the sexy young actress continues her foray into singing.

Last April, Kuroki released her first album, titled “hellcat,” featuring a song called “Bad Girl.” The video for the song indicated she is just that, and sees her rolling around in bed in red lingerie. One of the songs on her new album - “Are ya Ready?” - is a damning indictment of conformity that sees Kuroki bounce about in a mirror-walled cube, appealing for people to express themselves and not fear the consequences.
Kuroki, whose father was Panamanian, said she used to dance to Janet Jackson’s music when she was growing up in Okinawa. She also said she hopes to produce music with dancing at its core, and is looking forward to people’s reaction.


F(x) & M.I.C.‘s “Lollipop” Track Revealed

f(x) and M.I.C. turned heads with their collaborative LG Lollipop CF last month, and the studio Lollipop track used in the endorsement has been released!
Apparently, this song is Marcan Entertainment's second collaboration with SM Entertainment; Marcan Ent was also the original publisher of SHINee's Get Down, which featured f(x) member Luna.


Friday, January 1, 2010

51st Japan Record Awards: EXILE, BIG BANG

The 51st Japan Record Awards show took place on Wednesday. For the second year in a row, the grand prize (the Japan Record Award) was given to the group EXILE for the song "Someday."
EXILE was one of 11 candidates for the prize, who all received the "best song" award. The other candidates included GIRL NEXT DOOR, Ikimono Gakari, TVXQ, Kiyoshi Hikawa, Kumi Koda, and w-inds. In 2008, EXILE faced similar competition and won the Japan Record Award with the song "Ti Amo."

Out of the four New Artist winners, BIG BANG earned the title of Best New Artist, becoming the first Korean group to do so. The other candidates were Maya Sakura, SCANDAL, and Hilchryme.
The rest of the awards were already revealed earlier this month:
Best Song:
"Aki no Miyajima" - Kaori Mizumori
"Infinity" - GIRL NEXT DOOR
"YELL" - Ikimono Gakari
"Omae wo Tsurete" - Daisuke Kitagawa
"Someday" - EXILE
"Stand by U" - TVXQ
"Tegami ~Shinai Naru Kodomotachi e~" - Ryoichi Higuchi
"Tokimeki no Rumba" - Kiyoshi Hikawa
"Mata Kimi ni Koi Shiteru" - Fuyumi Sakamoto
"Lick me" - Kumi Koda
"Rain Is Fallin'" - w-inds. x G-DRAGON (BIG BANG)

New Artist:
Maya Sakura
Album Award:
"Ainowa" - Hanaregumi
"Sayuri IV" - Sayuri Ishikawa
"Shio, Kosho" - GReeeeN
"Box Emotions" - Superfly
"my Classics!" - Ayaka Hirahara

Best Album:
"Shio, Kosho" - GReeeeN
Best Singer:
Hiroshi Itsuki

Special Awards:
AKB48 / Yasushi Akimoto
Nobuyuki Tsujii

Kim Bum’s First Japanese Single Goes Up To #1 Spot On J-pop

Actor Kim Bum’s 1st single album released in Japan is said to be doing very well in domestic online chart.

His first single ‘Christmas Eve’s Sky’ is gone up to #1 spot on various J-pop charts. The single features Kim Bum’s sweet vocals accompanied by a romantic melody and pretty lyrics, and has been well-received in Japan since it was released on 8th November.
And to commemorate his first single release and to celebrate Christmas , Kim Bum has also went down to Japan for a dinner show with 3,000 fans as an uprising Hallyu star. Kim Bum’s company KingKong Entertainment said, “We didn’t expect the single to go up rankings on music charts so fast and even go up to #1 spot after it is released. The officials are also surprised with the results. And we would like to thank domestic fans. He will continue to work hard to bring good productions.” Kim Bum is currently filming for MBC drama ‘A woman who still wishes to get married’ playing as couple with actress Park JinHee. The drama is set to air in 2010.


Crystal Kay To Make Drama Debut

Singer Crystal Kay (23) has been given her first regular role in a television drama series. She will appear in NTV's "Hidarime Tantei EYE," which is scheduled to premiere on January 23.

"Hidarime Tantei EYE" started out as a one-episode special in October, but the network decided to develop it into a complete series for this winter. The show stars 16-year-old Hey! Say! JUMP member Ryosuke Yamada as a junior high student who begins seeing visions after a corneal transplant, leading him to fight against a criminal organization.
Crystal Kay will play the part of Akira Kokusho, a genius hacker living in confinement. She already made her acting debut in Naoto Takenaka's movie "Yamagata Scream" earlier this year, but this will be her first time acting on the small screen.

K-pop Dominates 2009 Asian Channel V Chart

Channel V, Thailand's first music channel recently posted their annual Asian TOP 50 Year End Chart for 2009 and K-pop dominated the charts.

It seems SM Entertainment is really popular in Thailand as the chart is littered with their artists including Super Junior, SNSD / Girls' Generation, TVXQ / Tohoshinki, and SHINee.

1.Super Junior – Sorry Sorry
2.SNSD – Gee
3.Tohoshinki – Stand By U
4.SNSD – Genie
5.Bigbang – Gara Gara Go
6.Jerry Yan – Zai KTV Shuo Ai Ni
7.2PM – Again & Again
8.Super Junior – It's You
9.SHINee – Juliette
10.Tohoshinki – Share The World
11.G-Dragon – Heartbreaker
12.TVXQ – Wrong Number
13.Fahrenheit – Love You More & More
14.Bigbang – Sunset Glow
15.Super Junior M – Super Girls
16.Tohoshinki – Survivor
17.2PM – I Hate U
18.Bigbang – Strong Baby
19.F.T. Island – Bad Woman
20.Bigbang – With U
21.Tohoshinki – Bolero
22.Jejung & Yuchun – Colors Melody & Harmony
23.SHINee – Amigo
24.Bigbang – Number 1
25.SHINee – Ring Ding Dong
26.Berryz Koubou – Dschinghis Khan
27.Utada Hikaru – Come Back To Me
28.Rain – Love Story
29.TVXQ – Mirotic
30.2NE1 – Fire
31.KARA – Wanna
32.Wonder Girls – Nobody
33.TVXQ , SJ , SHINee – Seaside
34.NEWS – Love Of ABO
35.SS501 – You're My Heaven
36.Super Junior M – Blue Tomorrow
37.Bigbang – My Heaven
38.Jay Chou – Shou Hao De Xing Fu Ne
39.Morning Musume – Naichau Kamo
40.F.T. Island – I Hope
41.Bigbang – Let Me Hear Your Voice
42.DNT – Crazily Pretty
43.SHINee – Love Like Oxygen
44.Tohoshinki – Mirotic (Japanese Version)
45.Tegomass – Tanabata Matsuri
46.KARA – Honey
47.Jay Chou – She Wu
48.Bigbang – How Gee
49.F.T. Island – I Believe Myself
50.Tegomass – Ai Ai Gasa