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A’ST1 Disbands while fans say “(Come) 1,2,3,4 Back”

ElLee
OhMy OhMy, Did you know/hear that A’ST1 disbanded recently ? It made me sad 😦 because they’re one of the (few-ish) boy bands with actual talent, yet so underrated.

With the sudden departure of their Japanese member, Tomo, AST’1’s leader, Jungjin surprisingly announces the group’s breakup on their official Daum fancafe.

AST’1 was a part of DSP, the same company that created SS501, KARA, and Rainbow. They released their first single “1, 2, 3, 4, Back”in 2008 and their 2nd single “Dynamite” earlier this year.

cr: ahhyala @ OMGKPOP

I first heard about them around the time when 2PM came out with Again and Again. At first I was in so in love with the song “Dynamite,” it was so damn catchy, I even thought it was better than 2PM’s song… but that changed. I watched 2PM’s MV and sadly fell in love and forgot all about my A’ST1. That is, until I heard them on the Boys Before Flowers OST. And after getting tired of those songs, I forgot about them once more. Only recently did I listen to their first single. I didn’t even know that Haiming was Jihoo’s (gay) friend in BBF.

The following message was posted by Jungjin on their official daum Cafe. (Eunice is the name of their fanclub).

였늘 λ§ˆμ§€λ§‰μœΌλ‘œ ast1의 리더 정진이가 μœ λ‹ˆμŠ€μ—κ²Œ λ³΄λ‚΄λŠ” κΈ€μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.
μš°μ„  λ„ˆλ¬΄ λ†€λΌμ…¨μ„κΊΌμ—μš”
루머 ..? 라고 λ– λŒλ˜ 말듀이 μ‚¬μ‹€ν™”λœκ±΄ λ§žμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€…
우리 μœ λ‹ˆμŠ€μ˜ ast1은 … 마음 ν•œκ³³μ— 접어두어야 ν• κΊΌκ°™λ„€μš”…
ast1은 ν•΄μ²΄λ˜μ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€
ν•΄μ²΄λλ‹€λŠ” 사싀을 μ•Œλ¦¬κΈ°κ°€ νž˜λ“€μ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€..
저도 λ―ΏκΈ° νž˜λ“€μ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€…
멀버듀 λ‹€ 마음 고생도 μ‹¬ν–ˆκ΅¬μš”..
저희도 μ΄λ ‡κ²Œ νž˜λ“ λ° ….μœ λ‹ˆμŠ€μ—κ²Œ μ•Œλ¦¬κΈ°κ°€ λ‘λ €μ› κ΅¬μš” νž˜λ“€μ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€
μ΄μ œμ„œμ•Ό μ΄λ ‡κ²Œ λ§μ”€λ“œλ„€μš”…μ£„μ†‘ν•˜κ³  λ―Έμ•ˆν•œ λ§ˆμŒλΏμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€…
ν˜„μž¬ 멀버듀은 각자 μƒν™œν•˜λ©΄μ„œ 잘 지내고 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€ ..
각자 μžμ‹ μ˜ μœ„μΉ˜μ—μ„œ μ—΄μ‹¬νžˆ μ‚΄κ³  μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€
μ €μ˜ κ°€μ‘±κ°™μ•˜λ˜ ..동생듀.. 친ꡬ….
λ¬΄λŒ€μœ„μ—μ„œμ˜ AST1λ₯Ό 응원 ν•˜λ“―μ΄ λ”°λœ»ν•˜κ²Œ 바라봐 μ£Όμ…¨μœΌλ©΄ μ’‹κ² μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€
AST1의 μ΄λ¦„μœΌλ‘œ λ‹€μ‹œ λ¬΄λŒ€μ— 였λ₯΄λŠ”것을 νž˜λ“€μ§€λ§Œ..
λ‹€μ‹œ 저희듀이 λ¬΄λŒ€μ— μ˜¬λžμ„λ•Œ….
μ§€κΈˆκ³Ό 같이 μ‘μ›λ§Žμ΄ν•΄μ£Όμ‹œκ³  μ‚¬λž‘ν•΄μ£Όμ„Έμš” …
이글은 … λ‹€ μ“°λŠ” λ™μ‹œμ— …AST1의 λ¦¬λ”λŠ” μ›λž˜μ˜ 제 자리둜 λ‹€μ‹œ λŒμ•„κ°€μžˆκ² μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€..
κ·Έλ™μ•ˆ…λ„ˆλ¬΄ κ³ λ§ˆμ› κ³  κ°μ‚¬ν–ˆκ³  …힘이됬고…μ‚¬λž‘ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€..

Roughly Translated:

Entry from Leader Jungjin to Eunice:

First, you’d be too frightened
Rumors…? are actually true.

A’st1’s Eunice… it seems like we have left our heart in one place…
A’st1 have disbanded.

It was hard to decide whether we should disband or not.
It’s also hard for me to believe.
The members are also suffering.

It’s hard for us too…it’s really hard to inform Eunice.
Now i’m just going to say that…Sorry, i’m truly sorry.
Current members can have their lives while doing well ..
You are like our families….our younger sisters/brothers…our friends…
I was really glad that you cheered for A’st1 warmly and watched over us when we were on stage.
Eventhough it will be hard to comeback on stage as A’st1…
when we’ll go back on stage…
give us a lot of love and cheer for us like you are doing now…

this writing… while writing it …AST1s leader returned back to his place

During this whole time, thank you all, you guys gave us strength. We love you


Cr: daum + Fanoo @ Soompi //

I wish them the best of luck ~ I hope something good will come of this :(.

A’ST1 hwaiting !

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Song Discovery #3 – A kpop teletubbies remake

ElLee

New Song: Mad by Bada feat. Untouchable

Honestly, I think this song sounds like something from teletubbies, but more hip. I’m a fan on Untouchable… but I don’t like them in this song. I’d like to get someone else’s opinionΓ© (yesh, I made that up :), means opinion) comment below and I’ll do a happy dance to some kpop song ^^.

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Lee Byung Hun can slice you to pieces

ElLee

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OVERALL: LEE BYUNG HUN KICKED MAJOR ASS IN THIS AMERICAN MOVIE !!! I didn’t know he was that hot… he took off his shirt… xD. Now you must see it. (Time to get down to the dirty, read below :P).

So as some of you know, Korean actor Lee Byung Hun plays Storm Shadow (the ninja always dressed in all white) in the new movie GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra. I went to see the movie today, and of course I looked out for him. Well, I couldn’t miss him if I wanted to anyway, the only guy constantly dressed in all white, with ninja moves… and his very super slight accent. I thought he did pretty good for his first American movie. The acting wasn’t bad, but I thought it could’ve been a bit more natural maybe, his super slight accent kinda distracted me (then again, I might have ADD), but he seems pretty fluent in English. The action scenes between him and his nemesis Snake Eyes (the ninja always dressed in black and played by Ray Park) were really good, they used techniques from their martial arts backgrounds (Park – WuShu, Lee – Taekwondo-based) to sorta guide the stunt guys on the differences in style.I give credit to Lee, handled that sword well for a first timer. Also, I heard both actors got along great, despite that they’re trying to go after each other’s throats in the movie. So, I recommend everyone to go watch this movie :), I watched it for the guys… and the action of course ;), Channing Tatum ^^.

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Song Discovery #2: New group “Sunny Side” plagiarizes?

ElLee

New song: μ•„ν”„μ£  (It Hurts) by Sunny Side feat. After School

A new rapping duo named “Sunny Side,” just debuted and they’ve released their first single titled “μ•„ν”„μ£  / It Hurts” on August 6th. This single features three members from the sexy girl group After School. More specifically Jung-Ah, So Young and Joo Yeon. Sunny Side is consisted of two male members named Myung Joon and Master Chang, besides that not much is known about these rookies.

The song is pretty upbeat and pretty catchy, I don’t think it’ll launch Sunny Side into super stardom but they should gather a pretty good following. Sunny Side have released two versions of the MV, one featuring the three After School girls recording with them in the studio and the other just a regular run-of-the-mill video. Thanks to Zarema for the tip!


Source: allkpop,com

DK: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?uvw2z5tldt5

***Note: I just googled for the download, it’s not my upload. It clearly states who uploaded it :P.

Video with Afterschool:

Thanks to AfterSchoolCraze@Youtube for the upload vid.


However, when googling for the song, I kept results for the lyrics of a song called “Never Cryin’ When It Hurts” by whoever Sunny Side Up is. Similarity ? Coincidental ? Very much so.

I cant tell you if the lyrics are similar… because I can’t understand one of the songs ;).

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Song Discovery #1

ElLee

A new topic I’m introducing for songs I’ve just discovered or hearing for the first time. Whether they’re old or more recent, I’ll post my discoveries in case anyone wants to hear something new :).

Moving on, I’ve just listened to “Miracle” (from SBS program β€œI like Sunday-Banjun Drama” by May (not MayBee), but more recently known as U.

It’s a soft, slow paced, slow tempo song. I can’t say I love it or hate it.

I give it β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜† (4 of 10 stars) on a general note (based on my taste’s of course).

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TOP has junk in his trunk

ElLee

… and all over. The TOP we all know, love, and have dirty thoughts about, was once a fatty.

TOP when he was younger... and fatter.

TOP when he was younger... and fatter.

TOP when he was younger... and fatter. (Picture 2)

TOP when he was younger... and fatter. (Picture 2)

Who knew such a chubby kid to turn into

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such smexyness. If my chubby friend turned into that when he got older… I would do him anytime.

*Credits as tagged.

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What I’m listening to

ElLee

This is what I’m currently listening to on my iPod :).

1) μΏ¨ν•˜κ²Œ ν—€μ–΄μ§€λŠ” 방법 – κΉ€μ§„ν‘œ ( Feat.μž”λ”” )

2) 말 μ’€ ν•΄ 쀘 – Supreme Team ( Feat.Soulman )

3) . Simple Love – Mcλͺ½ ( Feat.λ‚˜λΉ„ )

4) κΆκΈˆν•΄ 가끔 – 배치기 ( Feat.ꡬ인회 Of Mac )

5) μ‚¬λž‘μ„ λŠλ‚„λ•Œβ€¦ – Verbal Jint ( Feat.Koffee)

6) κΈ°μ–΅κ³Ό μΆ”μ–΅ (Memory and Remembrance) – Kim Tae Woo(feat. μ€€ν˜•, 호영, λ°λ‹ˆ)

7) λ‚˜μœ μ—¬μžμ•Ό (Bad Woman) – F.T Island

8) ζƒ…ζŠ₯ (Qing Bao) – Danson 唐禹哲 (Danson Tang)

9) λ°”λž˜(Ver.2) – F.T Island

10) Afraid – St.ν•˜λ£¨ (St. Day)

11) Maybe – Bobby Kim

12) Big Boy – TOP (solo)

13) 외톨이 (Alone) – 아웃사이더 (Outsider)

14) Far Away (Rap Ver.) – R.Tripper

Mostly, Kpop, some songs are a little old, however some are debuts of new artists :).

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By the way, if you love some of these songs, then you should be in heaven with this CD (although it was released back in April, I just discovered it a month ago ;)).

Blue Brand – 12 Doors

Tracklist:

01 . μΏ¨ν•˜κ²Œ ν—€μ–΄μ§€λŠ” 방법 – κΉ€μ§„ν‘œ ( Feat.μž”λ”” )
02 . 말 μ’€ ν•΄ 쀘 – Supreme Team ( Feat.Soulman )
03 . Simple Love – Mcλͺ½ ( Feat.λ‚˜λΉ„ )
04 . κΆκΈˆν•΄ 가끔 – 배치기 ( Feat.ꡬ인회 Of Mac )
05 . μ‚¬λž‘μ„ λŠλ‚„λ•Œβ€¦ – Verbal Jint ( Feat.Koffee)
06 . Spring Spring – μ‘°pd ( Feat.Maybee )
07 . μ•„ν”ˆ 번호 – κΈΈ Of 리쌍
08 . I Got U – Crown J ( Feat.Dok2, 샛별)
09 . Million Dollar Baby – McμŠ€λ‚˜μ΄νΌ
10 . Ladies’ Night – Miss.$ ( Feat. Solflower )
11 . λ§ˆμ§€λ§‰ 거짓말 – μž₯근이 & Joy
12 . 감기 – Icon ( Feat.Joy )
13 . Yesterday Bluebrand ( Feat. Red Roc, 샛별)

DL Link: Coming Soon

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