Month: March 2015

You Can Now Nap on a Chocolate Chip Cookie, Croissant, or Donut

Talk about comfort food! All of our prayers have finally been answered, thanks to Cottonfood.

 

Yes, we can now rest our heads on a chocolate chip cookie!

Cookie Pillow

We can use a croissant as a neck pillow!

Croissant Pillow

And, most importantly, we can sit on a sprinkle donut!

Currently being sold on Gmarket:

  • Cookie Pillow here.
  • Croissant Pillow here.
  • Donut Pillow here.

YOU’RE WELCOME.

K-Pop Top 10: Week of March 22, 2015

  1. Sniper (표적) – Shinhwa | We

  2. Ice Cream Cake – Red Velvet | Ice Cream Cake

  3. Snow of April (사월의 눈) – Huh Gak | Snow of April

  4. I’m a Woman Too (나도 여자예요) – Minah | I’m a Woman Too

  5. Paradise Lost (파라다이스 로스트) – Gain | Hawwah

  6. Growing Pains (너는 나만큼) – Super Junior-D&E | The Beat Goes On

  7. Hi~ (안녕) – Lovelyz | Hi~

  8. Lovekiller (못된여자) – Niel | oNIELy

  9. Bounce – Boyfriend | Wonderland

  10. Glass Bead (유리구슬) – GFriend | Season of Glass

Source: MWave

Blood Types in Korea: An Infographic

Ever been asked, “What’s your sign?” In Korea, you are more likely to be asked, “What’s your blood type?” Blood types in Korea could be looked at as the equivalent of zodiac signs in America.

Dom & Hyo has made our lives much easier by creating this helpful infographic that explains what personality traits are believed to be associated with each blood type. Apparently, blood type could also determine romantic compatibility!

Source: Dom & Hyo

Source: Dom & Hyo

Does this accurately describe you? Comment below!

Keep an eye out for a future post with Korean celebrities’ blood types to check for compatibility. I’m sure they’ll give us a chance!

K-Pop Top 10: Week of March 15, 2015

  1. Sniper (표적) – Shinhwa | We

  2. Paradise Lost (파라다이스 로스트) – Gain | Hawwah

  3. Crazy (미쳐) – 4Minute | Crazy

  4. Growing Pains (너는 나만큼) – Super Junior-D&E | The Beat Goes On

  5. Love Equation (이별공식) – VIXX | Boys’ Record

  6. Bounce – Boyfriend | Wonderland

  7. Hi~ (안녕) – Lovelyz | Hi~

  8. Shake That Brass – Amber | Beautiful

  9. Glass Bead (유리구슬) – GFriend | Season of Glass

  10. Lovekiller (못된여자) – Niel | oNIELy

Source: MWave

Quiz: How many Korean foods have you tried?

Source: visitkorea.kr

Source: visitkorea.kr

Think you’ve tried it all? Take this quiz to find out how many Korean foods you’ve eaten and post your score in the comments. Let the games begin!

Video: Evolution of K-Pop

Twenty years of K-Pop in eight minutes! Students from Wheaton College in Illinois put together this epic video, giving non-Korean students a taste of K-Pop from 1994-2014:

What have been your K-Pop favorites over the years?

K-Pop Top 10: Week of March 8, 2015

  1. Sniper (표적) – Shinhwa | We

  2. Crazy (미쳐) – 4Minute | Crazy

  3. Love Equation (이별공식) – VIXX | Boys’ Record

  4. Lovekiller (못된여자) – Niel | oNIELy

  5. Shake That Brass – Amber | Beautiful

  6. Hi~ (안녕) – Lovelyz | Hi~

  7. Drama (드라마) – 9Muses | Drama

  8. Black Swan (블랙스완) – Rainbow | Innocent

  9. You’re Pitiful (짠해) – Fiestar | Black Label

  10. I’m OK (괜찮아 괜찮아) – Eric Nam | I’m OK

Source: MWave

2NE1’S CL Takes on Tradition for W Korea

Check out 2NE1’S “baddest female” CL modeling a modern take on Korea’s traditional wear, hanbok (한복), for an upcoming issue of W Korea. The concept is fittingly titled “The Queen”.

CL is currently preparing for her solo-debut in the U.S.

Source: W Korea

Source: W Korea

Source: W Korea

Source: W Korea

Source: W Korea

Source: W Korea

What has been your favorite CL-look over the years?

 

Source: W Korea

K-Makeup Tutorial: Gradient Lips

Gradient Lips Eunjung Gradient Lips

Some say it’s an effort to make lips look thinner in order to bring more attention to the eyes, others say it just looks pretty! Grab a nude lipstick, your favorite lip stain and some gloss to create gradient lips.

Source: Pinterest

Source: Pinterest

  1. Prime lightly with lip balm. Apply nude lipstick or concealer to outer lips.
  2. Dab lip stain on center of lips.
  3. Use fingers or brush to blend.
  4. Apply lip gloss or balm to finish.

Comment with your favorite lip stains!

K-Pop 101: Agencies

Who manages and essentially creates the K-pop sensations we know and love/hate? In K-Pop 101, we like to keep things simple, so we’ll begin with the three biggest agencies in the K-pop world, often referred to as the “Big Three”.

  1. S.M. Entertainment

    Source: dramafever.com

    Source: dramafever.com

    Founded in 1995 by Lee Soo-man, S.M. functions as not only a record label, but also a talent agency, travel agency, film production company, music production company, event management/concert production firm, and music publishing house.

    It’s current roster includes  Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, TVXQ, SHINee, f(x), EXO, and solo artist BoA.

  2. YG Entertainment

    Source: koogle.tv

    Source: koogle.tv

    YG was founded by Yang Hyun-suk in 1996 and operates as a record label, talent agency, clothing line, cosmetics firm, event management/concert production company, music production company, and music publishing house.

    YG boasts artists such as Big Bang, 2NE1, Psy, Masta Wu, Lee Hi, Akdong Musician, iKON, and Winner.

  3. JYP Entertainment

    Source: kpopstarz.com

    Source: kpopstarz.com

    Park Jin-young, a.k.a. JYP, founded JYP Entertainment in 1997 and functions as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management/concert production company as well as a music publishing house.

    JYP is home to artists including Wonder Girls, 2AM, 2PM, miss A, and Got7.

Do you have a favorite from the Big Three? We know our bias, but won’t tell. What’s yours?