B1A4, Shogo Yagani & Yuka Chocomoo are all involded in a Fake Tokyo.

Today I found out about Yuka Chocomoo in the weirdest way possible. CNU and Baro took some photos here and here at this event called “Candy Pop-Up Shop Opening Party” seems it is a pop-up show (which are infact like on trend nowadays). I found information on all the parts and people on the photos so I’m going to talk about them in order. Did some research. Yey internet.

Anyways Candy (the pop-up shop) is a Japanese shop that along with Sister another Japanese shop are part of FakeTokyo.com another… shop/brand. FakeTokyo is runned by a guy named Shogo Yagani (Yaga). Yaga is from Shibuya, Tokyo. This is Mr. Shogo Yagani.

meet Shogo Yagani (Yaga)
Back to the story… Shogo Yagani is doing this pop-up shop in Korea to promote his shop Candy. I am sure that via his shops Candy & Sister he has provided clothing and accesories to many… many coordi-noonas and therefore Korean idols. So he is part of what is hot and trendy right now in Asia. If an idol haves it every one wants it. But they are fun and unique items so it is all good in the fashion industry. Thats why B1A4 was at the event. Even BoA said hi at their pop-up in Gangnam with her crew to support them. They are part of this trendy fashion that is moving along Asia that is actually born in Japan. You can read about FakeTokyo here(Shogo Yagani photo was taken from here also check candy’s twitter & instagram)
Now lets bring in Yuka Chocomoo to the equation. She took photos with the boys at the event… but what was her roll there? Entertainment… artistic entertainment. Chocomoo is a Japanese illustrator whom is currently exposing her work in Manhattan, NY. I went through her instagram account after following her and she even haves a photo with artist/photographer JR (he is french). JR works are awesome, unique and enormous. You can check that via his instagram (where I found about him worth the following). So with that said she is getting quite popular not only in Japan but overseas.
meet Yuka Chocomoo (Yuk@)
After looking to some of her illustrations it was more than clear to my why the boys had to be there besides all the promotion and support to the brand. Her illustration style is just the same of their latest album and comeback concept. They where influenced by her art along with Shogo Yagani fashion sense. B1A4 spent a lot of time in Japan last year and since they debuted they have been wearing top young and unique brands from Japan. 
Her illustrations are black and white (haven’t seen anything in color from all the photos I saw on her blog. She uses free hand illustrations nothing is done by mold just at the moment and fill the white space with a lot of detail. Which is something that I love doing. You can see a little of Basquiat there. Also bold lines nothing straight all turned and round with text all over sending a hidden messages along the illustration. After seen her works I kind of fell in love with it and I’m looking forward to see more of her works.
She was featured a few days ago in the website/magazine called the Quiet Lunch and they made an article  about her exposition at New York here. If you want to know more about here you can visit her blog which is full of her amazing artworks, clothing, collaborations with other artists and her works with different magazines. To stay updated on her right here right now issues and movements go to her twitter or instagram.
Hope you nejoyed this post and the photos. (photos taken from QuietLunch and Sweetstreetla)

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이게무슨일이야 (What’s Happening?) is finally here.

이게무슨일이야 (What’s Happening?) is finally here. The album is here. So like I mentioned on a this post I was waiting for my album to arrive. Now that I finally have it I can share the cool photos with you guys. I got it a few days ago but I am still happy and excited about the whole album. I always get excited when I get new album. They are just perfectly done. 
Besides fangirling because it is of my favorite KPop group or whatever all the details that go to making this albums regarding to the design and packaging is awesome. There is always something different new and unique to each of the album. So there you have anoter reason why I buy them it is not only for the music but the presentation as well. 
This album came with an 88pages photobook, the album, a sticker sheet -and I got my bias CNU- and also the poster. All this for around $24 including shipping… the horrendous but so needed shipping. Anyways here are the photos I hope you like it as much as I did. It is so colorful and fun just like B1A4.

the top of the box

the bottom & the top

box opened… showing the photobook

when you remove the photobook you find the sticker… that is CNU

this is the stickers, the top, the album & the photobook

the whole album and the first page of the photobook

all the goodies

이게무슨일이야 (What’s Happening?)…. the video!

After listening to the songs of 이게무슨일이야 (What’s Happening?) and crying my heart out with its epicness and wonderful voices they just released the video for the title song. Before we get to the video I’m just going to tell you that this album is their best work so far. Why… because that is what happens every time they release something now. You can listen their improvement and that their hard work practicing pays off.
The vocals on the whole album are indeed amazing. Not too far from their previews styles but very grown up if you ask me. The songs feel more complete and more emotional. They are not songs for videos with grand dance technique… this songs are just good for power vocals and enjoy them. Of course the main title haves a dance but nothing as in other KPop groups. Again B1A4 forte is not dancing it is their singing abilities. That is what I love the most. If you want to listen to the album you can download it from here. So far I love every single song on this new mini album. They could have all been the title track as far as I’m concern.
Anyways… here is the video that I’m currently in love with. Meet Barbie, Ken and my five adorable guys. Here is the video with eng subs. Enjoy. 

What’s happening? Revealed!

The day that everything started to unfold…. What’s happening? tracks and cover where revealed! And guess what after seen the cover and the names of the tracks we figured out… that What’s happening is the in fact the title of the album and obviously the title track. Still knowing all this didn’t answer our question. Here is the complete and final list of 5 songs what makes 이게무슨일이야 (What’s Happening?) their 4th Mini Album and also the cover.
1. 별빛의노래 (Starlight Song)
2. 이게무슨일이야 (What’s Happening?)
3. Yesterday 
4. Good Love
5. 몇 번을 (How many time)
About the cover of the album I’m really excited about it. Like I’ve never been before for an album cover. It just looks so much like them. Also it haves a lot of color and the whole concept is very nice. Rainbow Bus as always did an amazing work. They have been doing all B1A4 merchandise designs since their debut back in 2011 and they have done an amazing work since then. Always looking forward to what they come up with.
Notice that on the cover of this album there are five “creatures” each one of them represents one of the members and their colors… the same colors they have been using on all their promotions: Pink, Orange, Blue, Green and Yellow. Also the random words on the covers are snippets of the lyrics of the songs. I seriously can’t wait to get this album on my hands. The digital album will be available on May 6 and the physical album will be available after May 8 but you can pre-ordered it online. And here is another thing why I love buying Korean albums cause they come with a lot of fun stuff when you buy them. This time the album comes with a 88 pages photo book and a sheet of stickers of one of the members (random). Also when you go to the sites they also have the poster of the album as a package and you can get all that for a good price.

B1A4 is back. Bring the teasers!

Warning this will be written in a fan point of view “fangirling hardcore” sorry. Carry on….

Yes! Finally after almost six months… B1A4 is back. All the feels. As usual we where teased and trolled by WM Entertainment. The same week of their anniversary they confirmed they where dropping an album on May 6. So after that I knew may was going to be a little chaotic. Since I’m running some local pages related to B1A4 there is always something to do and update about. The comeback season is pretty intense. The timezone doesn’t help at all but in the end it is all worth it. Now lets go to the important part. I am going to do a couple of posts on this so… hang on. I will first post the teaser images for their comeback if you don’t mind. This teasers where revealed  from April 23rd starting with leader Jinyoung to April 27th ending with the maknae Gongchan. After all the teasers where revealed we where left with a question… What’s Happening?  and to be honest we had no idea what was going on. It just made us feel more anxious and wonder…. What’s happening? (이게무슨일이야)

JINYOUNG
  
SANDEUL

BARO
 

CNU-SHINWOO
 

GONGCHAN
 

Lee Hi (이하이)

Meet Lee Hi (Lee Ha Yi / 이하이) the new kid on the block that is sweeping the music charts in South Korean on her own .just with her amazing voice and awesome tracks. I think it is the first time that I actually pay attention to a soloist rookie (they release one like every day over there so the battle is harsh).
A little info on Lee Hi. She is pretty young. She is only 16 and still attends high school at SOPA (School of Performing Arts in Seoul). She ended up been the runner-up on KPop Survival Star on April 29 2012 and after that she signed to YG Entertainment by no other than appa CEO Yang Hyun Suk
On October 28 2012 she debuted with the single 1, 2, 3, 4. Originally she was supposed to debut later on as part of a girl group Su Pearls that the company was building but that all got canceled after they saw Lee Hi full potential while she sweeping off the charts with her single. Now a few months later as a soloist she is back with her new first full album titled First Love. The promoted songs of this albums are It’s Over and Rose (both videos below). 
  • It’s Over was released on March 7 2012 as First Love Part 1 along with other songs. It is about a girl that gets tired of her bad boy… boyfriend and calls it quits with him. It is cute and you will see this HUGE -baby blue bad boy dancing- teddy bear that I think will become her icon logo for her increasing fandom. Totally cheesy video of Lee Hi been cute her age.
  • Rose was released on March 28 2012 as First Love Part 2 along with the rest songs of the album. Rose haves a completely different feel and mood. It is a calmed and painful warning… every rose has it thorns. She is requesting not to be love… because you might get hurt by the thorns of her love which she is comparing to a rose. Pretty emotional and gorgeous video. (my favorite from all so far).

I’ve to say that appa Yang Hyun Suk must be really happy with Lee Hi. he is spending lots of money on her.is treating her like the baby of the family. He does treat the rest equally but honestly she is the baby. Already gave her a new apartment so she can live with her mom closer to the company. This way she doesn’t have to travel from far away back and forth since it is near the YG studios. Her unnies from 2NE1 are taking good care of her and her oppas from Big Bang are watching everyone so no one messes up with the baby girl of the family.
I really hope she stays simple and keeps this type of style of jazz, R&B and soul for a long time. That is the reason why she stands out from the rest cause she is not your regular young KPop singer. The first time I heard her songs she reminded me of Duffy (from UK). I think that YG did well on making her a soloist cause other wise maybe we wouldn’t even know who she was. When you are part of a girl group things your voice sometimes fades away with the looks of other members.
I look forward to her career and hope she stays around for a long time. It’s gonna be hard to make her grow up in front of the media but I know that YG Entertainment will do it the right way. I am sure they will be over protective of their baby.