It’s SoHee’s b-day one month ago today! She turned 17. Wow she’s young… Well she looks like she’s having fun in this photo and she looks so adorably cute as always.
I thought this was good story. Our favorite Ninja Assassin, Rain, was playing soccer with actual Manchester United players and some other kids from a local charity. That’s one interesting way to promote your upcoming movie.
How many of you don’t know the star of the hit kdrama, Coffee Prince, Yoon Eun Hye? She’s going to be the leading lady of another soon to be hit kdrama, My Fair Lady. With that honor comes a Korean Vogue shoot which she is totally rocking!
Seems like forever since I’ve done one of these. After getting a copy of FT Island’s new album (thanks Hoc!), I’m starting to fall in love with their voice. Yes this summer is being dominated by girl bands, but ladies, you need to check these guys out if you haven’t already!
At the strong urging of Missy Kim, we’re going to have a G-Force movie pin game. Regular movie goers have probably seen the awesome trailer. Regular Girlybubble readers might have also read Missy Kim’s ecstatic endorsement of the movie. I didn’t learn until recently that there is an Asian connection - albeit small one - to warrant this pin game. That small connection is James Huang who plays Agent #2. Good enough for me! More »
Rain is still alive and doing well even though he decided to turn down Megan Fox. Still don’t know what he was thinking about Megan Fox. If she asked me out I would say yes and I’m not a lesbian! Ok that’s another story. Let’s focus on photos of Rain at the Asia Dream Concert. And don’t forget to check out my Girlybubble stuff if you’re into cute, girly things ^^
I think I’m going to dedicate today’s favorites to hot guys. Or at least half of this post anyway. We’ll start with 2PM and their new robin hood looks. The photo isn’t related to the story much, but you might want to click through and see a short video of 2PM dancing with 4minute. Not sure who decided to match these two chronological-themed groups together but the new name of the combine group is 2:04 pm. ^^
Netbooks are all the rage right now. This is especially true of designer netbooks. I’ve seen Vienna Tam work with HP to produce some as promo from her fashion line. I’ve seen artists and athletes come out with their own design. Naturally, Japanese companies are going to get in on this and make the most adorable and cutest ones - like this Rilakkuma (relax bear) model. And it could be all yours for about $800 US!
Every year there’s some signature fashion trend for the summer. For 2008 (and depending on who you talk to), it was bold colors, skinny belts, and draped dresses. 2000 was famously the “thong year” because of that annoying song. This year, I would love it if it was these balloon slippers that SNSD is wearing! There’s a website dedicated to it too. Haha I just ordered a pair while writing about this. I’m such an impulse shopper ^^
T-ara, the group that has no sense of image or identity, has came out with a new look. Quite a contrast from SNSD which has that one set of navy/marine outfit. Perhaps this is the opposite marketing strategy to blitz people with photos and see what sticks. I use to work in advertising and one of the central rules in that industry is to make sure you have a consistent message. But then again, there’s people who went against the grain and made it work. So we’ll see I guess.
Racism is alive and well in New Zealand. New frickin Zealand! Ryotaro Wright was nearly killed when some high schooler took bullying a bit too far. He had to get emergency brain surgery just to be alive now. According to the article, he’s been going through this for four months but no one stopped it before it came to this. Makes me sad…
I thought yesterday was a slow news day. Today hardly had anything…except lots of Japanese oddities. For example, here’s the world’s largest hamburger. Why is the bread black? Does this look appetizing to you?
Happy 4th of July Everyone! Slow news day today which is understandable. So we’re gonna do the favorites in quick bites. We start of with SNSD on vacation. Well not really but the sailor outfits aren’t just for show!
Photos of the new group T-ara have been unveiled. All six members look like this. It’s…interesting… I seriously hope they’re wearing wigs.
Ladies and especially gentlemen, please meet Jarah Mariano. I’ve added her to a few of my posts now but she’s worth adding every single time her name comes up. Super sexy Mariano is probably best know for her Victoria Secret model work, but now she’s working with Clazziquai, one of my favorite KPOP groups. Exciting news indeed! Do yourself a favor and click through to see a short video of her!
I just got back from a nice vacation in the Bahamas. It’s something I highly recommend everyone should do. Just being able to disconnect from a computer and have no work and no worries. What a great feeling! Anyway, back to Asian stuff. Not much has changed in the past few days. SNSD and Wonder Girls are dominated headlines - SNSD in Asia and Wonder Girls in the US. The person that came up with the sailor outfits for SNSD should get a huge raise! I think people will buy their new album just for the photos alone, forget the music ^^
Ningin add a dozen or so sites to our Social News system recently. So there’s a lot more stories to shift through. Hoc said he was going to post a list sometime.
On to the favorites for today… The magic of Minnovation doesn’t end with the cover. Here’s the rest of them. I keep thinking I’ve seen something like this somewhere but can’t place it. Oh yea…Cirque Soleil! Love those shows ^^
Looks like someone messed up here. Whatever the excuses or reasons I don’t think you can get away with using a plane that even remotely resembles a Japanese Zero Fighter on this SNSD album cover. It’s amazing what details and goofs get missed in the production of an album!
Happy Father’s Day! I didn’t get a chance to see my dad today but gave him a call. Anyone got any good Dad Day stories to share? Well Kotaku did a big feature on dads in RPG stories. It starts with Jecht from Final Fantasy X. It’s been awhile since I played that game, but I remember him being a mostly good if not hard dad ^^
We talk about and show a lot of stories about the weirdness that is Japanese culture sometimes. I think you would have to agree with me that this is one of the weirdest things I’ve ever read. It’s been raining tadpoles in Japan…actual tadpoles. If you’re afraid of seeing a lot of dead tadpoles, I suggest you don’t click through…