Real Asian Men Dont Come with English Subtitles

I wanted to share my “personal k-drama” experience with you all. This is just some random insight on my interaction with a total FOB (fresh off the boat) Korean guy who has been living here for 8 months studying English. I have lots of Korean friends from Korea but they have lived here for a few years so communication is easy. A lot of you might not know this but I actually volunteer helping Korean students perfect their English skills. However this was the first time I’ve gone on a date with a Korean who is FOB. Sooo here we go with my observations and experiences!

Texting simple English is best because too much is like over load.

Honestly if I didn’t know as much Korean as I do, the whole communication situation would be extremely frustrating for both of us. We flip-flop back and forth between English and Korean pretty much during every conversation.

Just like you see the Idols getting extremely shy when they are complimented so does he ^_^

Yes he likes it when I say “oppa”.

Koreans have a thing with comparing girls to animals; remember Heechul saying that one chick looked like a poodle because she had curly hair? Well I was told I have eyes like a Shih Tzu

  • The size of my eyes are a big deal to him. He loves that I have double lids and that they are “doll-like” along with being similar to a dogs -_-

As if you havent already realized Koreans like good skin. He talked about my skin ALOT and even rested his hand beside mine and said we are about the same color but that I’m only a little darker. It was so random yes, but honestly it wasnt about the color of my skin as much as it was about the condition of my skin. No matter what “shade” you are just take care of it. Keep it smooth and looking fresh! We actually did talk about face masks and what not. It was somewhat weird how he noticed things dare I say American guys don’t reallllly notice.

You know how in dramas they are dominant? Well he was no different telling me the night BEFORE the date to only look at him. He refused to acknowledge status not because he’s in America but because he likes me, so there is no way he’s calling me “noona”.However I continued to remind him kindly that he is my dongsaeng by using “ah” at the end of his name which is what you say when someone is younger than you. Older is “shi” for reference. (Hey you gotta put a guy in check some how rightt?!)

We’re all familiar with the Korean weight loss nonsense right? Well of course he sat there and explained that he wants to lose weight because he’s getting fat; meanwhile he’s tall (6 feet actually) and slim but has good thighs and arms and a totally defined Jaw line. Sooo I had to let him know he was talking crazy and that he should actually eat a burger.

You know the stalker-ish/obsessive personality traits the men in dramas seem to have? Well he was no exception. Last friday is when we exchanged numbers. Friday night is when the texting began and has not stopped. It’s actually overwhelming especially because he is really open about his feelings. On my date he told me that he wants me to see him “as a man” and then he said he liked me in Korean (MAJOR K-DRAMA MOMENT). He’s already planning skype conversations when he goes back to Korea, Bike riding along the Han River when I visit in the summer, wanting me to date only him when I actually move to Korea which is a freakin year and a half away! Me getting along with his unnie and oh the best one was he doesn’t want me going to Ktown anymore because there are too many Korean guys there. Totally k-drama leading guy out of control intense activity going on!! BTW I’m not going to sit here and say that’s how every single Korean guy is because it’s not, but it is actually common so be prepared!

So what I realized is..yes alot of the cliché’s about what they like are true. Those “k-drama moments” we all love are actually weird and awkward even overwhelming at times. Over all it was fun and I’ll keep seeing him till he goes back to Korea which is at the end of January. However I’ll keep going to Ktown and I will not be looking only at him. Also he wanted my twitter and even a link to the blog PSSHH YAHHH RIGHT WITH THAT MESS! Funny thing though, you all know how I’m Team Kim Hyun Joong/Jae Joong? Well he’s Team Rain! He freakin loves Rain….go figure!

Anyone else have a similar experience with an Asian guy?

K-Kisses! KrisE (Personal KPOP Radio:SNSD ‘The Boys’)

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Kim Jonghyun: The Shining Voice

Ladies what can I possibly say about Jonghyun that you don’t already know? He has the most amazing and distinctive voice in probably all of KPOP. Maybe your opinions on that statement might vary but there are many who think that way and I happen to be one of them. He has an amazing vocal range and he makes hitting those notes so effortless. Lets face it, if he’s not with SHINee during a performance its beyond noticeable. It’s literally like a huuugeee black hole floating around the stage and unfortunately his group members can’t even fill in for him because he’s just that good!

Besides his voice, isn’t he hot!? I mean seriously he has the most amazing facial structure and lets not forget about the most EPIC back line shot in ‘Lucifer’. I love his arms and I’m 100% pro sleeveless shirts ^_^ Maybe some of you are like “yeah cool, he’s hot and has a great voice but he’s not that nice”. My response to that? WHATEVS! Look I happen to like his socially awkward personality. He’s not that funny but he tries to be which I find cute. He finds what others don’t find funny hilarious and his comments are usually off-beat and followed by crickets. He seems like he’s sensitive to what others think of him and he usually gives the impression that he thinks too hard before he speaks. My favorite thing about Jonghyun is he’s in love with music and I mean in looooveee. He never hesitates to show off his skills or his popular Michael Jackson impersonation. By the way! I just love how he says “Michael Jackson” his accent is so cute! Jonghyun I dig ya and your cover of Neyo’s ‘So Sick’ with Onew! 

K-Kisses! KrisE (Personal KPOP Radio:Super Junior ‘No Other’)

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“Be Sweet” with SHINee!

We all know the wholesome flower boy image SHINee portrays like 99% of the time minus the ‘Lucifer’ promo’s but this has just taken them to the next level! Our guys are the new spokesmodels for Etude House which is a very cutesy cosmetics and skin care brand. Think of kittens and pink wall paper, cupcakes and adorable trinkets all of which pretty much sum up what the brand is about.

I came across the Etude Promo video with SHINee and let me just tell you I wanna buy everything! First of all they were all dressed in like ski lodge styled sweaters and furry hats that had me wishing me and the guys were sitting around a fire drinking hot cocoa with marshmallows! Everything was pastel and just so darn cute! I loved the pink lipstick the guys had on and it really didn’t even phase me that Key was standing there carefully applying the lipstick on Taemin o_0 Now you all know I love Taeminnie but Onew was seriously the cutest in this promo. He had a furry white hat on and I have one similar but mine has ears on it like a Teddy bear so technically we have couples hats ^_^ Of course “Onew Condition” had to make an appearance and his english “pink lipstick” was sooooooo adorable!

I love everything about this promo video, in fact I feel this is how the ‘Hello’ MV should have looked. But wth? Shouldnt it be a tad weird that guys are promoting these kinds of things? I personally am fine with it but what do you all think?

K-Kisses! KrisE (Personal KPOP Radio:SHINee ‘Juliet’)

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SHINee: Ring Ding Dads and Dates

Its no secret I have an active, somewhat not normal imagination where I question and start random topics of conversation. This post is no different ^_^ Since Thursday I’ve been sick with the most annoying cold and have been studying and actually doing assignments the entire time! (I usually don’t do much in school so this is annoying for me) I haven’t counted a single calorie in 3 days and I’ve eaten as much chocolate as my little heart desires and LOVED EVERY SINGLE BITE (being sick is the only excuse for such behavior. Its medicine duhh). You know what else I’ve indulged in? SHINee’s Hello Baby!!!Turn 5 male Idols into overnight appas (fathers) of a 4 year old and what do you get!? Hilarious awkward situations, an inside look into each members personality and what they may be like as fathers in the future (If all of them go the straight route..just sayin!!).Well the only conclusion I’ve come to is I can no longer make up my mind as to which one I like best. I like all their personalities even Jong Hyuns so I’ve decided the only reasonable course of action here is to create a SHINee DATE SCHEDULE!!!! OH YEAH! 1 member for each day of the week. My Schedule is as follows:

Monday: Jong Hyun– Hes got an attitude for shizzle but I like that about him. He’s not funny but he makes a lot of effort to be which I really appreciate.

Tuesday: Minho– He’s tall and good looking and he was soo caring with that kid. I probably wont have much to talk about with him, but maybe he could help me with being more photogenic since looking all model-esque is his thing anyway.

Wednesday: Onew– It’s the middle of the week and I’ll be due for a recharge. Onew can cook and he gives good deep conversation plus I like his smile, its very comforting.

Thursday: Taemin– Hes old enough but still not ready for Friday night fun time. Perfectly pretty and I like listening to him talk about nonsense for the most part. Thursdays will be dedicated to training him.

Friday: Key– I love Keys personality hes very witty and sarcastic and he seriously finds the other members stupid at times. Not only can you tell by how he looks at them, but he actually lets them know like a true boss. I’ll end the week with him because I think he’ll be the perfect guy to recap the week with.

What would your SHINee Schedule look like? Oh! Which group do you want to date next week? ^_^

Pweaseeeeee watch Hello Baby on Youtube its good and I wanna talk about it *whines*

K-Kisses! KrisE

[Bulletin] Free K-POP Concert MAJOR Update!

On your mark! Get set! GO!

If you’re planning on going to the KBS Free K-POP Concert in Ridgefield, New Jersey then listen up! You MUST have tickets before hand or else you WILL NOT be able to get in. On October 2nd 2011 at 2pm there will be various sites set up to retrieve your tickets around the New York, New Jersey area. Tickets are LIMITED to 2 per person and they are FREE

Head to http://www.allkpop.com/2011/09/details-on-free-kbs-concert-ticket-distribution
for distribution locations near you and further info.

K-Kisses, KrisE

Key: Is There Something You Need To Tell Us?

Another one of my “just sayin’s”…

We love Key, don’t we? I, personally, wouldn’t want him any other way. Jonghyun and Onew are known as the main vocalists in K-pop boyband SHINee, but ironically, Key’s voice is my favourite. Now, if you know anything about Key, you know that he’s notoriously flambouyant and sometimes feminine-acting. I thought I’d share the following vid clip with you below. For all the Key enthusiasts out there: I am not talking down your man, I am just pointing out his, erm, uniqueness. Hehe. There are tons of videos on youtube dedicated to Key’s “alternative antics”, this clip is just one of many. Onew should be suspect as well, but I think overall he is just sharing a playful, intimate moment with his SHINee brother. Whatever the case may be, we love you Key! ^^