‘Gangnam Style’ Dance Fever On The Rise (강남스타일)

Ever since the famous Korean Pop song ‘Nobody’ by the Wonder Girls became a huge global hit in 2009, there were probably no other Kpop songs that came close to becoming a global sensation. All these are set to change by PSY with his wacky thumping dance video ‘Gangnam Style’ that was first published at 15th July 2012 on YouTube.

PSY’s original name is known as Park Jae Sang (born in December 31, 1977). He is a well-respected Korean hip hop artist cum rapper and is well-known for his satirical humor and entertaining persona, where he impersonates female singers such as Park Ji Yoon and Lee Hyori. An alumni of Boston University and Berklee College of Music, PSY proves that he still have the prowess to create not just a signature piece, but one that takes the world by storm, despite being out of action for the last 2 years.

Gangnam Style’s success is purely out of entertainment value. Perhaps it’s the catchy ‘Op…Op…Op..Oppa’ phrase, the comical horse-riding and cowboy dance moves, the hilarious way that PSY look in the video, or even the wacky title ‘Gangnam Style’ which totally makes no sense. Gangnam is one of the affluent districts in Seoul and is where all the big name offices and commercial buildings are located. ‘Oppa’ is brother in Korean. Just thinking of what ‘Oppa Gangnam style’ means can make you feel silly and laughing in bewilderment.

Anyway, there’s just something about the mish-mash of all these elements that makes the entire video an odd success. Fans of this video include Josh Groban, Robbie William and T-Pain. Pop-opera singer Josh Groban tweeted, “It’s a Gangnam Style world, we’re just living in it. Amazing video.” UK pop star Robbie Williams shared the video with his fans and this liner: “P.S. TRY WATCHING THIS AND NOT SMILING I DARE YOU…(NOT EVEN A LIP CURL).” US rapper T-Pain tweeted: “Words cannot even describe how amazing this video is.” ‘Gangnam Style’ has since gone viral worldwide and has garnered 39 million views in just a short span of less than 2 months.

Enough said, let’s check it out now.


If you are curious like me, here’s how PSY look like without the shades

PSY - Gangnam Style

PSY – Gangnam Style

 

Numberous versions of ‘Gangnam style’ videos are already sprouting across YouTube like fire, including spoofs and flash mobs. Just do a search and you’ll see many. After all the laughs watching the original video, let’s do a sexy take of ‘Gangnam Style’ by Waveya, which is a group of Korean Female Dancers who are famous for making sexy dance covers of popular Kpop songs. Enjoy the video!

A Makeup Tutorial On How To Look Like Tiffany (From Girl’s Generation)

Here’s a great makeup video tutorial on how to get Tiffany’s look in Girl’s Generation music video ‘The Boys’. This video was done by Jane via her popular makeup blog ‘From Head To Toe‘. Although it was done in Nov last year, it is still an impressive tutorial where the seemingly complex look was brilliantly broken down into step-by-step chunks that we can follow. For those who are unfamiliar with Jane, she is one of the few beauty bloggers who got famous from their YouTube video tutorials and also of Asian heritage. Jane’s Korean American, which is why she has tons of makeup tutorials that are K-pop inspired. Check out her blog for more great stuff.

Now back to the video, here’s how Tiffany look like in the music video:

Girls Generation (SNSD) - Tiffany from 'The Boys' music video

Girls Generation (SNSD) – Tiffany from ‘The Boys’ music video

 

And now the makeup tutorial video:

 

And finally, here’s the cool music video ‘The Boys’, enjoy guys!

Amazing Power of Makeup

There’s a Chinese saying that goes ‘there’s no ugly women in the world, only lazy women’. Considering the fact that there’s thousand and one makeup products that’s widely available to women around the world at all kinds of prices, there’s really no excuses for women to look ugly. Besides using makeup to hide flaws and enhance features, it also has the power to change a woman’s look dramatically. With the right makeup techniques and the products, you can still look like a completely different person without going through the pain and trauma of cosmetic surgery. Don’t believe how drastic it can be? Take a look at the video below to see the shocking before/after looks of 2 young ladies in Taiwan. These ladies are famous on the Internet in Taiwan from the pretty pictures they posted on their blogs. In this variety show, they go bare-face to show the public for the first time and then do a live demonstration on how they put on makeup. You will find out how false eye-lashes, black contact lens, dark eyeliners and smokey eye-shadows can do wonders. It’s unbelievable, yet amazing…

Girl’s Day MTV – Hug Me Once

Girl’s Day (걸스데이) is a 5-member popular girl band in Korea that was started in July 2010.

Members:

Sojin :

Birth Name: Park So-Jin
Birthday: May 21, 1986
Position: Leader, Lead Vocalist

Jihae

Birth Name: Woo Ji-Hae
Birthday: May 14, 1989
Position: Vocalist, Main Rapper

Yura

Birth Name: Kim Ah-Young
Birthday: November 6, 1992
Position: Vocalist, Rapper

Minah

Birth Name: Bang Min-Ah
Birthday: May 13, 1993
Position: Main Vocalist

Hyeri

Birth Name: Lee Hye-Ri
Birthday: June 9, 1994
Position: Vocalist

(Source: Wikipedia)

Romantic And Touching Korean Music Video MTV | Korean Videos

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<Kiss (Because I’m A Girl)> MTV/MV

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Lee Sung Gi’s <Hagi Heemdeun Mahl> MTV/MV

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Baby Vox Music Videos | Korean Videos

Did you know that Yoon Eun Hye once belong to a popular Korean girl band before she got famous from <Goong> or <Princess Hours>?  Baby Vox was the 4-member girl band that Yoon Eun Hye belonged to. If you are Yoon Eun Hye’s fans, you will surely love to see her and the rest of the pretty and sexy band members sing and dance in these Korean music videos.

Baby Vox Music Video – Wish

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Baby Vox – Oo Yun (World Cup Version)

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The Korean hanbok had been made popular from well-known Korean drama serial like Daejanggeum and Hwang Jin yi. Here’s some videos show the beautiful Korean hanbok korean fashion.

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Gasibeosi Hanbok Fashion Show – Part 1

Gasibeosi Hanbok Fashion Show – Part 2

Gasibeosi Hanbok Fashion Show – Part 3

Korean Fashion 2009 | Korean Videos

Can’t get enough of Korean fashion? Here’s a list of video showing lot of trendy Korean fashion clothing for 2009. With these videos, you can get your inspiration for your next outfit, so get adventurous and create a new look today!

Korean Fashion 2009 | Korea Fashion 2009

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Korean Fashion Designer Andre Kim’s Fashion Videos | Korean Videos

Famous Korean fashion designer Andre Kim is well-known for his grand and elaborate clothing design. Even his fashion shows are grand affairs and he always invite famous Korean male and female celebrities to be his catwalk models for every season.

Korean fashion designer Andre Kim’s fashion show in Wuxi, China.

Choi Ji Woo’s and Won Bin’s debut in Andre Kim fashion show in 2007

Andre Kim 2009 Fashion Show – Fashion Fantasia – in Bangkok

Andre Kim 2009 Fashion Show at Bangkok, featuring Lee Jun Ki

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