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MBC Strike: What This Means for Kpop Fans
MBC is finally going on strike which is completely not normal for Korea. As you probably know, the working culture in Korea is insane, especially in the entertainment industry where everyone involved (not just the actors) often work 20-23 hours a day. There have recently been un uptick in suicides by writers and producers because of the immense stress put on them. MBC is also known here in Korea to be under the control of bigger powers, such as the old president who was impeached. Rather than sharing the real news, the anchors were forced to spin stories to be positive for the president and to support her because the owners of the station were being put under pressure by the corrupt government. Basically MBC is just bad news, and the workers are sick of it. As of this week, the workers have all stopped coming to work meaning unless something was previously recorded, there will be no news, no radio, no dramas, no nothing, until they get what they want (way better working conditions and probably a way better CEO) Because of this, it looks like a music festival has been cancelled as well. BTS V and Twice Dahyun were going to host it and its line up would have included BTS, TWICE, Red Velvet, B1A4, BTOB, Teen Top, B.A.P, MAMAMOO, GFRIEND, BLACKPINK, iKON, EXID, NU’EST W, Lovelyz, ASTRO, and PRISTIN. To be honest, I don't really care that this was cancelled, as I'd much rather have thousands of people's lives improved than watch a few groups perform one or two songs each that we've already heard before. I'm sad if this was anyone's one chance to see these groups live (like if they were vacationing to korea) but in the long run I think it will help a lot more people than it will inconvenience. Here's to hoping the working conditions of people behind the shows we love so much improve greatly <3
Songs Where The Title Is A Play On Words (Or Has Meanings You Might Have Missed)
Mostly Kpop songs but there is one other song in a different genre. (I apologize for the change in fonts, I don’t have a Hangul keyboard on my laptop so I copy and pasted the Hangul into the card which caused the fonts to become smaller.) Valkyrie (발키리) - ONEUS Play on Korean word 밝히리 (balkhiri) which means Shine, it sounds like Valkyrie. Though they do also say the word valkyrie in English the song just once. G.R.8.U (대.다.나.다.너) - VIXX The korean title translates to 'You're Impressive' but they used the slang word in Korean (대.다.나.다.너)(dae.da.na.da.neo=the shortened version of the formal saying 'You're impressive.' I could not find the formal spelling to show you guys). The same goes for the English title, 'G.R.8.U' is also a slang spelling for 'Great You.' 1004 (Angel) - B.A.P The Korean word for 'Angel' sounds and is spelled exactly like the Korean word for '1004.' (천사=cheonsa/angel/1004.) A.D.T.O.Y (하.니.뿐.) - 2PM This one isn't really a play on words, more or less a shortened version of a phrase. In English it's just an acyronym for 'All Day I Think About You.' 하.니.뿐. (broken down below) is a shortened version of 하루 종일 니 생각뿐이야 (halu jong-il ni saeng-gagppun-iya.=I think of you all day.) 하.니.뿐 = Ha.Ni.PPun, which is the shortened version of HAlu jong-il NI saeng-gagPPUN-iya. HookGA (Hook가) - HIGH4:20 May seem like it's supposed to be Hookah, but apparently according to member Alex it's HookGA (GA as in 가) which means in Alex's words 'Go to the Hook (of the song)' or 'bring the hook.' If you look up the meaning to 'bring the hook' (후크를 가지고) the roman form is 'hukeuleul gajigo' which could mean they also did a shortening thing by taking out the hukeuleul jigo part and had the English word for 'Hook' and kept the GA (가) part still holding the meaning of 'bring the hook.' But I mean their unit name High4:20 still... HALA HALA - Ateez Just an acyronym for Hearts Awakened Live Alive. Though those words are never said in the song. Only HALA HALA is used. La Vie En Rose - IZ*ONE 'La Vie En Rose' is a metaphor in French for seeing live through a rosy pair of glasses, in a sense of utmost joy and state of bliss. Or in other words 'a state of mind where everything looks and seems happy and joyful around you (rosy) when you are in love.' (Source) DKDK (두근두근) - Fromis_9 DKDK an acronym of sorts for the Korean onomatopoeia of a heartbeat (두근두근=dugeundugeun (swap the g's out for k's and shorten it and you got DKDK.)) %% (Eung Eung) - APINK %% is a play on the Korean Hangul for 'Eung Eung' which looks like a percent sign when tilted to the side a bit: 응응 looks the same as %%. The name is also homage to the internet slang in Korea which is ㅇㅇ, which is a kind of a way to you could say "ok" or "got it." ㅇㅇ is the shortened version of 응응. Korea loves to shorten phrases or words if you haven't noticed! JamCome On Baby (잠깐만 Baby) - Yoon Mirae (Korean Version) (English Version) The English Title is called JamCome On Baby but the Korean title is 잠깐만 Baby (Hold Up Baby.) 잠깐만 sounds like JamCome On (jamkkanman.) All I Need - Ninety One (Non-Korean Group) Play on the Kazah word Дегенмен ол айнды (Degenmen ol aynïdı=however, she feels repelled) the ол айнды (ol aynïdı) sounds like the Enlish words 'All I Need.' Any songs I missed?
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