Julie Meets Hollywood Bowl concert performers! 헐리우드 보울 공연팀들 만나러간 줄리!

지난 금요일, 4월 27일, 꼬넥닷넷 친구 줄리 타이가 헐리우드 보울에 참석하는 스타들을 보기 위해 그들이 묵을 예정이었던 LA 호텔에 찾아갔습니다… 생각보다 많은 스타들을 봤다고 하더군요!    그녀의 페이스북에 올라온 통해 사진과 이야기를 공유했습니다.

KKonnect friend, Julie Thai, went to Los Angeles on Friday, April 27th, to see if she can spot at least one Korean artist who would be performing at the Hollywood Bowl Korean concert the next day.  It was a trip well-worth her time– she saw not just one, but several of them! Here are photos that she took from that night, and she shares some of her experience via facebook msg:

… well, being at the airport was exciting. i’d never gone up there for their arrivals before so it was nerve wracking to see if i would be able to run into them. i was running late due to traffic so i felt so nervous driving in to the parking structure. first person i saw was son ho young. then i saw bobby kim and the buga kingz but i didn’t get to snap any pictures of them. after that it was ga-in and narsha of brown eyed girls. they were so tiny!!! then… it was time for mblaq! haha we heard the screams from girls standing closer to the ramp screaming and i got butterflies haha we saw g.o, and seungho and then it was thunder and mir but mir kind of got lost in the crowd. the girls went crazy and bombarded them for pictures and autographs.

then i went to the hotel right after stopping by k-town. after being at the hotel for about 10-15minutes i saw son ho young again but he went straight in to the restaurant at the sheraton… then i saw kim tae woo and asked him for a picture. when son ho young came back out i asked for a picture. he was a super nice guy! at first he was hesitant since he had just showered, no make up, etc and i told him that if he was busy it was okay and he was just like “no… i’m not busy it’s just…” and then he waved his hand over himself as like to say “but i look like crap and i’m not ready”. then he was like “ok ok” and then we posed for a picture…

then i saw g.o. he sat down and kind of had what looked like to be a mini meet and greet. he was only able to sign maybe a handful before he had to go but he made sure to ask for people’s names, gave hugs, handshakes, etc. he seemed like a really nice guy! i didn’t get any pictures of him because i was too distracted. haha

i also saw seungho of mblaq, and ga-in and jia of beg but they were whisked away before i could get anything either. that’s pretty much it haha.

Los Angeles wants DSK 2013!!

DSK 2013

케이팝 매니아들에게 알립니다! 한국의 Dream Stage 2013!

K-pop enthusiasts around the world are fighting to get their city accepted as a audition location with the Dream Stage Korea 2013, Global Auditions. The auditions are being held by the Korean entertainment company, Avance Entertainment, which is according to their website, “is  a company that specializes in the management of foreign talent for the Korean entertainment industry.”

Local aspiring K-pop dancer, Helen Choi, says, “Avance entertainment is having Dream Stage Korea 2013, an international audition. Los Angeles is not yet a forsure candidate and we need more emails and votes from supporters to convince them to list LA as a candidate to hold live auditions.”

In order for any city to qualify for DSK 2013, they must form a group of at least 50 people and submit an application to Avance Entertainment.

“It’s like a point system,” says Choi. “People vote on facebook for the city they want. They add it all up in the end. The most active and most supported city get chosen.”

Choi has been dancing since elementary school and aspires to join the Korean music industry. Here’s one of her videos promoting LA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAZzL0Zjxh0

***** Be sure to help southern California’s talent by going to http://www.facebook.com/AvanceEntertainment and voting for LA, CA on their poll.

Ivan Li

What’s up! If you don’t know me, my name is Ivan and I’m a pretty big deal (not really). I’m proud to be able to write for KKonnect and Korea Daily. I’ll be writing about many things, some random, some not, but it’ll all be a good read!

I was born in San Diego, California but was raised in Tijuana, Mexico for a few years. I am full Chinese, so it may be weird to hear about me being raised in Tijuana, but it really isn’t. My parents felt that Mexico was a much easier place to start a new life.

My interests are all over the place, when it comes to what my Korean interests are, my biggest interest would be the variety shows that Korea produces. My favorite Korean variety show is “Running Man” which is closely followed by ‘Infinity Challenge”. I am also a fan of k-pop, but I’m more of a fan of Korean rap and hip-hop. Anyways, my interests are all over the place and to list them all, would take forever, so instead, I’m going to keep it nice and simple and end it with, I enjoy pretty much almost everything.

I hope that the stories I write become a source of interest and entertainment. I hope to share with all my readers some of the things that I know of that don’t get much news coverage, to hopefully have you, the readers, become much more knowledgeable about Korea and enjoy and support some of the new things you may have never heard of.

Watch for my next posts! They’re gonna be awesome! (In my opinion)

 

Meet Clark Rhodes (용기)

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Clark, or if you are a Korean speaker, call me 용기. It’s a pleasure to be writing for KKonnect and the Korea Daily. I will be doing a lot of random (and hopefully captivating) work. However, my articles will usually focus on Korean counter-culture, philosophy, and here and there I will share some poetry or a short story.

I was born in Tucson, Arizona but have spent about ten years total living in the San Diego area. My mother is from Suwon, South Korea, and my father grew up in Los Angeles, California. Although I am half-Korean, my insight into Korean culture has only recently begun to blossom. I am a vegetarian and I don’t have an ear for K-pop. Given this information I don’t sound very Korean do I? However, my plan is to investigate Korean culture and introduce the quirky, odd-ball stuff you may enjoy but wouldn’t hear about unless you read my articles.

I love 60’s and 70’s music, especially The Beatles and The Beach Boys. I also enjoy collecting vinyl records and writing music on occasion. My favorite Korean food is either sundubu or bibimbap, but honestly, it’s all 맜있어요. I hope that through my writing you readers can gain some insight into Korean culture that you would not normally read about. I also hope to inspire the KKonnect and Korea Daily readers with my poetry and stories.

감사합니다

Clark Rhodes is a Senior at San Diego State University studying Philosophy and Creative Writing. He also serves as an English language tutor at the International Student Center at SDSU.

 

Lady Gaga vs. South Korea’s Christian groups

Lady Gaga arrives in Seoul, Korea

Lady Gaga, an American pop singer and songwriter, is well-recognized for her outré sense of style as a recording artist in fashion, performance, and in her music videos. Her hit albums, which include singles like “Poker Face” and “Just Dance”, have marked an all time record in sales all across the globe! And when Lady Gaga launches her “Born this Way Ball” tour, the fans in Asia will be the first to see it. South Korea is first on the list, dated for Friday April 27 in the capital city of Seoul at the Olympic Stadium.

But if you’re not a big fan of Lady Gaga, you’re not alone. Continue reading Lady Gaga vs. South Korea’s Christian groups