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Things To Say To Our Idols On Twitter, Instagram, etc.
안녕하세요! So, I've been on Twitter and for the past few days, I've been seeing fans replying to idols' tweets, saying, "F*** me." or "Daddy." I think this is extremely disrespectful to our lovely, hard-working idols. Here are some nice things to say to our idols on Twitter and Instagram. ^^ (This ___ means someone's name goes there! ^^) ___ 사랑해. (I love you, ___.) 화이팅! (Fighting!) ___ 힘내. (“___, I support you." or "___, feel better.”) ___ 힘내고 사랑해. (___, feel better. I love you.) 항상 응원해. (I support you always.) ___, 생일축하해요. (Happy birthday, ___.) 건강하고 행복하세요. 좋은날을지내요. 사랑해요. (Always stay happy and healthy. Have a good day. I love you.) 이런 소문에 휩쓸려 맘아파하지말아요.사실이 아닌걸알아요.우리가 항상 뒤에있을께요. 힘내요, 알았지요? (Please don't let rumors get to you. We know they're fake. We're always here to support you guys. Keep your heads up, okay?) 본인을잘챙겨주세요. 힘들게노력하는것을알고있으니까 많이 걱정하기도하지만 뿌듯해요. 당신이 건강하고 행복할때 우리팬들도 가장행복해요. (Please take care of yourselves, we know you work very hard and this makes us both very proud and worried. Your fans are happiest when you are happy and healthy.) 기쁨가득한날을 보냈으면 좋겠어요. 많이사랑해요. 건강하고 많이쉬세요. (I hope you have a wonderful day full of joy. I love you very much. Stay healthy and rest lots!)
EXO To Debut in Japan: Who Has The Best Japanese Singles?
So I just heard that EXO is debuting in Japan... "According to music officials on August 25th, preparations for EXO’s debut Japanese album is underway, however, the release date has not been set though it is highly possible that they will release it at the end of the year." And it got me thinking about all the Kpop/Jpop crossovers that I LOVE. Below I listed my four favorite Japanese tracks by Korean artists that you MUUUUUST listen to. Big Bang - Koe wo Kikasete I love all of Big Bang's Japanese singles - mainly because I was in Japan when they first debuted and I had to convince my host family that Kpop was the next big thing. For some reason though, this is the song I love the most. It's a gorgeous video plus just a gorgeous track! Infinite - She's Back (Japanese Version) I'm usually not a huge fan of Japanese remakes (I prefer original Japanese songs) because the Japanese lyrics tend to not fit will with the beat that was written for the Korean words. For some reason though, I really, really like the Japanese version of She's Back. Hoya's rap is amaaaaazing. TVXQ - Why Did I Fall in Love With You? I will always be a TVXQ 5EVER Cassiopeia. I honestly can't bring myself to listen to the new TVXQ stuff because these five boys are the reason I got into Kpop in the first place. TVXQ were the first Koreans to really break into the Jpop scene. They had to start back at the bottom of the food chain and were treated like rookies and nobodies because, in Japan, they were! Now it's easy for Kpop groups to make Japanese debuts and that is all thanks to the suffering of TVXQ. I seriously love these boys to pieces and just listening to this song makes me want to cry for them. This song is heart breaking, beautiful, and shows just how talented the members of TVXQ really are. TVXQ - Stand By U I studied Japanese for two years and this was one of the first songs I listened to where I actually understood every word. This is another heartbreaking song that takes my breath away. I'm not really a ballad person when it comes to Kpop but something about Japanese ballads makes me so happy. I could also add B1A4's Japanese singles (but not their Japanese remakes cause the Japanese just sounds awkward LOL), SNSD, and CN Blue to the list!!! I want to get back into studying Japanese so send me tracks to listen to! List your favorites in the comments: Also just a shameless VIXX promotion but they just dropped a new PV...
"kpop handwriting challenge!"
post your handwritten answers and tag me as well as ten (or as many as you'd like) other people to pass on the challenge! :-) questions are written below without my answers so y'all know what they are if you can't see clearly! i tag @kpopandkimchi @sarahmoss @FabiolaGavina @zellie15 @KatelynSummerso @JazzyPie @natsuyo94 @KristinaCaron @ErinGregory @EdwinBermudez @kpopchicken @CristelaLoz @shannonl5 and anyone else who might want to do it!!! :-) here are my answers: username: - favorite group (male/female): B.A.P/SPICA - bias member (male/female): EXO SEHUN (does LUHAN still count?!)/SPICA KIM BOA - first kpop song: SS501 LOVE LIKE THIS - first bias group (male/female): BIG BANG/2NE1 - first bias member (male/female): BIG BANG GD/2NE1 MINZY - first kpop dance learned: SUPER JUNIOR SORRY SORRY - favorite... (male/female): • dancer: B.A.P JONGUP/BoA (SOLO ARTIST) • vocalist: B.A.P DAEHYUN/SPICA KIM BOA & EXID SOLJI • leader: B.A.P BANG YONGGUK/EXID SOLJI • maknae: EXO SEHUN/2NE1 MINZY • visual/face: B1A4 GONGCHAN/2NE1 DARA • rapper: B.A.P BANG YONGGUK & BLOCK B ZICO/EXID L.E • subunit: BIG BANG GD×TY & GD×T.O.P/AFTER SCHOOL ORANGE CARAMEL • choreography: EXO HISTORY & B.A.P WARRIOR/AFTER SCHOOL FIRST LOVE & AFTER SCHOOL BANG! & WONDER GIRLS LIKE THIS blank version: username: - favorite group (male/female): - bias member (male/female): - first kpop song: - first bias group (male/female): - first bias member (male/female): - first kpop dance learned: - favorite... (male/female): • dancer: • vocalist: • leader: • maknae: • visual/face: • rapper: • subunit: • choreography:
I Can't Deal With Fandoms {The 5th GAON Chart Kpop Awards'}
So I'm just making this card for the people who missed this award show, I started watching it at 6:00am for me. Somehow my body knew this award show was on and woke me up. I catched the last half of the performances but I couldn't help but be disgusted by the live chat beside the video. There was so much negativity, I literally couldn't even bear to look at the chat. But before I get into that, I want to show you guys who performed and what rewards they received. B.A.P "Wild, Young & Free" First of all the intro was so good I almost fell out of my bed. So B.A.P of course performed this song and killed it. They all looked good esepecially Youngjae's contacts and Himchan's hair. They won the "Hot Trend Of The Year" award along with Baek Ah Yeon. Red Velvet "Automatic" and "Ice Cream Cake" I'm so glad Red Velvet performed both of these songs because they are both of my favorite songs by them besides "Dumb Dumb". They did a great job with the performance. They won the "Hot Performance Of They Year"award. Zion.T "Yanghwa Bridge" I'm so glad he performed this song because I can't get enough of it, it is so good. His voice is just perfect both live and recorded, you can't even tell the difference. He won the "Discovery Of The Year R&B Award". Mad Clown "Fire" and "Sour Grapes" He won the "Artist of Year" during January. AOA Cream "Heart Attack" and "I'm Jelly Bean" They won the "World Rookie Of They Year Award" *this is the time where I started watching* IKON "My Type" and "Dumb And Dumber" Aside from the 15 dabs Bobby did in this live performance this performance was alright. The background music was a little to fast for them and they struggled to catch up but they did good overall. They won the "Artist of The Year" for September and "New Artist Of The Year" along with GFriend. SEVENTEEN "Mansae" and "Shining Diamond" Seventeen surprise me with this performance, it was unique they way they introduce themselves and really worked for them. They won the "World Rookie Of The Year" along with AOA. Taeyon "I" My girl Taeyeon did great with this performance and it was so beautiful too. She won the "Artist Of The Year" for October Zico "Boys And Girls" Of course this bias wrecker had to perform as well and "Boys And Girls" are one of my favoirite songs by him. He won the "Artist Of The Year" for November Vixx "Chained Up" I got so happy when I saw N's sassines in this live performance. The remix of this song is always good and Ravi just destroyed my life like always. His shirt didn't come off in this performance which is kind of bittersweet but thier performance was still great. Which might explained why they won the "Hot Performance Award of The Year". This is where the fandoms wars start to erupt in the live chat, So in each block will be some comments other fans said about their group or other groups....WARNING YOU MAY GET MAD AT SOME OF THESE COMMENTS!! BTS "I Need You" and "Dope" BTS killed their performance and they look so good in their classy suits. They won the "K-Pop World Hallyu Star Award". I was partially glad when BTS performed because I thought that would stop the wave of BTS comments but instead it made it worse with fans saying "That wasn't long enough", "BTS needed more time", and they also made insulted the other performers as well. I got so tired of seeing BTS in the comment section that I just started to ignore the live chat. EXO "Exodus", "Call Me Baby" and "Love Me Right" EXO left a path of destruction that killed me and my ears. It was so good although I think they could've had better mics because we could barely hear them. They won the "Artist Of The Year(album)" for the first, second and fourth quarter and the "Fan Vote Popularity Award". Sehun also recieved the award "Weibo Star Award". Now EXO fans were totally inappropriate with comments like... -"This is boring, Big Bang is winning all the awards" -"They(Big Bang) look like beggers on stage." And many others that were horrible. Big Bang "Bae Bae", "Bang Bang Bang" and "We Like 2 Party" Big Bang killed it but is that really something new...They all look so good and happy and of course Seungri had to do another Sehun moment with a member of Super Junior. I'm so glad they were enjoying themselves. They won the "Artist Of The Year" for May, June, July and August. They also won the "YinYueTai Most Influential Group in Asia Award". But the sad part about this is that their fans in the live chat were arguing with other people. They were the worst in the live chat. Comments included stuff like.... -"Exo has no quality on their work" -"Exo rappers can't rap worth nothing" -They even said that EXO had the worst live performance. Again this is not all the negative comments I saw in the chat. Besides the negative comments that I saw during the show everything was awesome and I will continue to watch this award show the next time it comes on. If you want to see all the awards that were presented just click this link here Did You Guys Watch The Award Show? 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Lee Min Ho Ternyata Punya Kembaran di China!
Menjadi aktor muda paling populer di Korea Selatan, Lee Min Ho pun menyusul sang senior, Song Seung Heon yang dibuatkan patung lilinnya di museum lilin Madame Tussauds. Foto patung lilin Lee Min Ho tersebut pun diungkapkan oleh pihak agensi pada 19 April lalu. Dalam foto tersebut tampak Lee Min Ho asli dengan ‘kembarannya’ berpose bersama. Lee Min Ho yang versi asli nampak gagah dengan mengenakan setelah jas warna putih dan juga sepatu yang senada, sedangkan Lee Min Ho versi patung lilin tampak sama gagahnya dengan mengenakan tuxedo berwarna hitam. Keduanya tampak serasi saat berpose bersama. Perwakilan dari agensi Lee Min Ho pun menjelaskan perihal patung lilin Lee Min Ho ini. “Model lilin ini akan dipamerkan di museum Madame Tussauds Shanghai yang dibuka pada 19 April 2013. Patung lilin ini memerlukan waktu selama setahun untuk proses pembuatannya,” ungkap sanh perwakilan agensi. Seperti yang dijelaskan oleh perwakilan agensi tersebut, pihak dari Madame Tussauds telah melakukan pengukuran pada tubuh Lee Min Ho di Korea Selatan tahun 2012 lalu. Untuk konsep pakaian dan pose dari patung aktor ‘City Hunter’ ini sendiri ditentukan oleh kedua pihak agensi Lee Min Ho beserta pihak Madame Tussauds. Pihak Madame Tussauds pun menjelaskan alasan mengapa mereka memilih Lee Min Ho untuk dijadikan figur patung lilin di museum figur lilin ternama tersebut. “Lee Min Ho adalah aktor Korea pertama yang memiliki figur patung lilin di museum Madame Tussauds Shanghai. Kembaran Lee Min Ho ini merupakan bukti kepopuleran Lee Min Ho di China,” ungkap jubir Madame Tussauds Shanghai dilansir Soompi. Yang belum bisa berfoto bersama Lee Min Ho yang asli, bisa digantikan berfoto dengan ‘kembaran’nya di Shanghai
This Phenomenon🌙 Happened on His Funeral Day 💙
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CONFESSIONS OF AN EX-SM TRAINEE
I cannot confirm if this is true, but it was an interesting read. Fiction or true, this was a cool glimpse into the trainee world - and shows how no matter who the idol is, they have to work their butts off to debut...and sometimes even that is not enough. All credit to Kpop Secrets. I simple copied the text - no edit were made! This is NOT me: So, yes I was an SM Trainee. There are a few things you need to know about me before I get to all the goodies. I am a boy, I am 22 years old, I am Japanese-American, I trained for 5 years (sadly) and I never got to debut. I studied Korean in my high school and got to the third year in the language and my school had found some sort of program which would allow for students to kind of study abroad, but it was more of a Summer kind of thing so it wasn’t really.. idk, kind of hard to explain but that’s not the point~ So a bunch of students including me went into this program and we actually got in. Since the program was based off of a more CLASS type of thang, the two Korean teachers at my high school came along with us to South Korea. This all happened in the summer of 2007. We stayed in SK from the end of June to the beginning of August and obviously we had some free time, actually A LOT of free time. I have always been into singing and dancing and especially KPOP, that kind of triggered me into taking Korean Class and my host brother was really into KPOP too, but he just listened to it, he didn’t really much dance or sing to it. One day we talked about our hobbies and whatnot, getting to know each other and he told me to sing for him and I did and right after he told me to audition for SM, which was literally just a couple blocks from his house. So I got all EXCITED~~~ It was a weekly audition, before I actually went down to audition, we had to call in and schedule and fill out applications and whatnot. It wasn’t until like mid-July when I actually got confirmed for an audition. I went down to the little audition building (it wasn’t the actual SM building, it was like a miniature SM building, they have more than one SM building, this wasnt the main one though) and there wasn’t as many people as I had expected, maybe about 30 of us, probably not even. It was like a normal high school class size. We all waited patiently to go in to audition and while in line everyone stayed quiet, I was expecting people to be rehearsing and whatnot but no one was doing that. It was extremely awkward and quiet. All of this also took place INSIDE the building, we waited on the first floor, where it was quiet and they played some SM Artist stuff on a TV and we just sat everywhere. Someone would come down the stairs and call a name and whoever it was would follow. The youngest person I saw there was probably a little boy who was like .. maybe roughly 13 or 14, the oldest looking was a tall, skinny girl who looked about 21ish. I waited about 30 minutes when they finally called my name. My first name is an American name but my last name is very much Japanese. As soon as they called my name everyone turned and looked at me, their eyes wide and confused. I was like “okay then…” I went and auditioned, sung my heart out cause singing is my specialty. The judges smiled and nodded and they asked me in English “How long have you been singing?”, “Were you born in Japan?” and that’s really all I could really remember.. After I answered, I left the room. I was bummed out because I felt like I didn’t leave a good impression on them.. I was so sure I didn’t get in and continued on with life. Apparently after like four days(?) I got a call from one of the SM judges and they told me they wanted to see more of me and that there would be another audition. I went and got through, another audition, went and got through. There are three rounds. I passed all of them. It was like almost August when they finally pulled out the contract and explained EVERYTHING to me, they made sure I knew what I was getting myself into and that I was sure about doing this. I signed it with no hesitation. Since I was a foreigner and it would be my Senior year in High School, SM told me to continue in America and when it would be breaks, I would come back to SK and train. Also at least three times a month, I would receive vocal and dance lessons over Skype, it was kind of funny. I finally graduated from HS and I was now an official trainee in SK. I really wanted to go to College, but SM didn’t cover that, it was my own kind of decisions. I decided maybe not to go to college (biggest mistake). Now this gets more interesting. I began to do intense training. At SM there are different levels for every category, the categories are Singing, Dancing, Acting, Rapping, Language (English, Japanese, Chinese (Korean for foreigners)) and instruments. There are levels 1 through 6. Lvl 1 being NOVICE and Lvl 6 being EXPERT. For me, when I first entered, my stats were Singing: 3, Dancing: 2, Acting: 1, Rapping: 1, Language: Korean-1, Japanese-3, English-6, Instrumental: Saxophone-3. SM encouraged us to focus only on our mains but never to forget about the other ones, so I only stuck to singing, dancing and language, brushing the others to the side. There wasn’t a day when I didn’t train. Intense vocal training in the morning till about lunch, then Dance practice from then on until about Dinner, then after that you do whatever you want. I mostly just focused on my singing and dancing. There were probably a total of like.. 40 trainees.. But I could be wrong.. All varying from like ages 8 to 25 … Trainee life really is harsh, but very rewarding. I was considered a bigger size, not HUGE, but bigger, and once I quit being a trainee, I was considered SKINNY… LOL, kind of funny. I was put in an international dorm, which was a little bogus, but I was okay with it, preferred to be with everyone else but oh well. I shared a dorm with two others, they were both Chinese. As trainees we are encouraged to train at least six times a week, but SM doesn’t really have control over us. Whoever wants to train is welcome to do so, those who are not as driven aren’t pushed to doing so. Basically you have all the freedom in the world but that depends if you want to work hard or not. Some trainees I saw like once a week. Some I saw every single day. Most of the time, those who trained EVERY day or most of them, were the ones who debuted. Actually I wasn’t bullied for not being Korean, there are a lot of scenarios where you are and whatever, but it really depends on how you portray BULLYING. I mean, duh, I was looked at as a waste or energy or whatever because it is KOREAN pop, but that wasnt BULLYING. It all came down to how determined I was, that’s what determines my drive for being something in the KPOP world. There were cliques, YES. I didn’t revolve myself around anyone in specific but I was pretty close to some trainees. We are encouraged to not become close with anyone because, ya know, we might not even debut with them. You would expect some trainees to have entered SM just to get close with idols, but nahhh, that was BARELY the case. At first, I was very excited to meet BoA, Super Junior, etc. but once we were in the company, they were just like everyone else, they weren’t seen as stars anymore.. And YES, there was INTENSE competition, but even that doesn’t mean you are set for debut. There were some RUDE and arrogant trainees but when the reps and staffs came around their personalities CHANGED. Training made me realize how .. ahem.. scripted and ‘fake’ the kpop world can be.. BUT, of course the staffs and reps are in on it as well, they know who’s mean and who isn’t and most of the time, the nice ones get to debut. At the end of the day it all depends on your drive, determination and character. SM has like four buildings I think..?? One is for the trainees, one is for the artists and the others is just for staffs, representatives, etc. for business purposes. I was ALWAYS at the trainee building, duh. I was only at one of the business buildings for financial issues such as our weekly allowances ($25 a week). Trainees only ever went to the Artist building when we had showcases, which were monthly and it was an evaluation of how much trainees improved and whatnot. Many trainees were sent home because of showcases. I, surprisingly made it far .. not to be conceited.. NOW on to your favorite, the idols.. Like I said, they aren’t all that after entering the company.. They’re just as human as everyone else. They didn’t come around the Trainee building much, but they were always at the Artist building. Whenever we had showcases, the only idols who ever came to watch were Yunho, BoA, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Tiffany, Sunny, Onew and a couple others. I’d say the MOST DOWN TO EARTH idols were most definitely Tiffany, Luna, Yunho and Amber. I personally don’t consider the EXO members idols because I kind of went through everything with them, just didn’t know them personally. The SNSD members barely ever came around, the one I saw most was probably Sunny, she is probably my favorite member after getting to know a little bit of SNSD. They came around and the only ones that ever greeted us were Sunny, Tiffany, Taeyeon and Yoona, the others would walk right pass us. They gave short encouragements, telling us to not give up and they would end it there. From what I saw, what they portray on screen definitely isn’t fake. The Super Junior members didn’t really interact a lot with trainees.. Eunhyuk talked to a lot of the girl trainees though and Shindong is only funny with the older people, he isn’t really much goofy with the younger kids. I say Luna is the most down to earth because even though she debuted already, she still talks to fellow trainees and she comes by a lot to encourage us to not give up. Krystal isn’t a snob, but she’s been called that so many times, she just kind of stopped trying, but she is really nice, she comes to the showcases sometimes and always encourages all of us to do well. Amber is most definitely a tom boy, a lot of people say it’s SM’s doings but no, it really isn’t. The initial thing was to make Amber girly, it didn’t work, so they switched up the concept of f(x), having a tom boy. She is a tom boy but she has a very caring soul. I’d say she is the idol a lot of foreigners can relate to most, for she is an outcast, being Chinese and a tomboy, etc. She speaks up for a lot of trainees who are being outcasted and when f(x) comes around to check up on trainees, she tries to include outcasted trainees in some things, like maybe dance warm-ups, she would always bring them up to the front when they always stand at the back all shy and stuff. I didn’t see much of SHINee, when I did, they always looked SERIOUS and like focused.. They’re the serious idols, they really aren’t that down to earth, from what I saw. Now, onto EXO.. Since I trained for 5 years, you’d expect me to have been a line-up member, right? Well no.. sadly. I mean one of the managers brought it up to me and told me to work extremely hard, this was in 2010, when the ‘New Boy Group’ rumor was spreading throughout trainees. We all began to work EXTRA hard, but I wasn’t even chosen to be a POTENTIAL member.. The EXO members weren’t that close at first, obviously.. I’d say that my favorite members, after getting to know them through TRAINING, would have to be Suho, Baekhyun and Lay. Suho, being trained for 7 years, he never gave up and he lacked a lot in singing back in 2008, when I first entered. I was like ..why is he here.. then I saw his face and I was like Oh.. But yeah, Suho is VERY hardworking and he is very popular amongst trainees, as in like he is friends with a lot of them. He is very down to earth and yes he is a crybaby. He cries every time something dramatic happens to him that lets him get closer to his dreams. He cried when he was confirmed an EXO member. Baekhyun, you’d expect him to be cocky and whatever, being trained for only 1 year, but you are all wrong, he already had an amazing voice when he entered SM, but his dancing was okay. He worked extremely hard to improve his dancing AND singing and his personality was already on point, so he was already at a 4th year trainee level. Lay is a super nice guy, he always smiles and tries to bring laughter to everyone. Like I said, I didn’t know these guys personally, but who wouldn’t know who the popular guys were? The EXO members come around just a little and when they do, they aren’t as lively. Chanyeol is way different off-screen. He knows that he’s cute, so he’s a bit cocky and not too much a great guy. Kai is short-tempered, that’s just what I heard, so the EXO members don’t talk to him off-screen, the only one who does is Chen, but Chen talks to all the members. I heard that if something seems to be going wrong OR needs to be done, the reps and staffs DEMAND the artists to do something about it. Chanbaek was created through staffs, because they knew that every group needs an OTP in order to gain a lot of popularity, so the one with the VOICE and the one with the MAD INSTRUMENT SKILLS was put together. It is very scripted, indeed.. After EXO debuted, the question of me still being in SM while I was 21 came to be questioned.. SM was probably not going to be ever debuting another boy group any time soon and I was right. My manager talked to me and said that reps discussed that the New Girl Group (GE7) would debut in 2014 and another boy group would have to settle for 2016, I’d already be like 26 .. I evaluated all my goals and I realized that what I had been doing all this time was just a waste of my time.. I was looked upon as just an extra and I didn’t even have a chance. The KPOP world is definitely HARD and it you’re not a stand out, then don’t try. I left SM in April 2013, when my contract with SM ended. I went home and right now I am working and hoping to go to College in the fall. My manager still calls me once in awhile just to check if I need anything or just to talk. It is quite sad, but you know, all you can do is learn from things like this. Oh and also, I got a call from a rep from CCM and they want me in as a trainee and I just shook my head like NO and declined.. Really..? Uhh.. no, after all the controversy.. This is all I have to say.. Sorry for it being so long.. I hope this helped OR just was enjoyable.. Thanks for reading :))
Inilah 6 Gedung Agensi Idola K-Pop Termewah di Korea Selatan
1.(YG ENT : PICT 1) Ini dia agensi tempat sang rapper fenomenal, Psy bernaung. Semua fasilitas dan peralatan dalam kantor ini super duper canggih, mulai dari ruangan latihan para idola hingga toiletnya. Saking canggihnya, Psy saja sampai kebingungan bagaimana cara untuk menyiram toilet. Selain Psy, idola K-pop lain yang bernaung di sini ada Big Bang, 2NE1, Lee Hi, dan lainnya. Kantor YG terletak di Mapo-gu, Hapjeong-dong, 397-5, Seoul, Korea Selatan. 2. (SM ENT :PICT 2) Yap, kita semua pasti sudah tau siapa aja idola k-pop yang bernaung di dalam gedung ini? Yap! Super Junior, TVXQ, SNSD, dan lainnya adalah beberapa idola K-pop yang ber-‘markas’ di gedung ini. Kantor SM Entertainment berdiri seperti gedung perkantoran dengan lambang bintang besar dan tulisan SM Town. Tempat yang beralamat di Gangnam-gu, Apgujeong-2dong, 521, Seoul,Korea Selatan ini sering dijadikan objek berfoto untuk para wisatawan. Saat ini, SM sudah punya gedung baru yang di dalamnya terdapat fasilitas modern yang tidak kalah dengan YG Entertainment. 3. (JYP ENT: PICT 3) Selanjutnya, adalah tempat bernaung para idola K-pop, seperti 2PM, 2AM, Wonder Girls, miss A dan lainnya. Gedung ini agak sedikit berbeda karena di depannya banyak poster-poster sang artis yang menempel di kaca gedung seperti bisokop. Poster-poster di kaca gedung inilah yang sering dijadikan objek betfoto oleh para wisatawan. Kantor JYP terletak di Gangnam-gu, Cheongdam-dong, 123-50, Seoul, Korea Selatan. 4.(CUBE ENT: PICT 4) Agensi yang menaungi BEAST, 4Minute, G.Na dan BtoB ini punya sebuah studio yang diberi nama Cube Studio. Tempat ini dibangun sebagai tempat berinteraksi antara artis dan fans. Oleh karena itu, banyak sekali para penggemar BEAST dan lainnya dari seluruh dunia yang mengunjungi tempat ini. Di dalam kantor ini juga dilengkapi dengan café di lantai 1. Sementara di lantai dua merupakan tempat untuk latihan menari dan kegiatan lainnya. 5. (LOEN ENT: PICT 5) Melihat gedung kantor agensi yang menaungi IU ini memang mirip seperti sebuah bank. Gedung agensi yang terletak di kawasan Samseong-dong, Gangnam ini begitu kaku namun berkelas. Tak banyak kesan futuristik seperti gedung agensi entertainment lainnya, LOEN Entertainment membangun gedung perusahaan seperti sebuah bank yang bukannya menyimpan uang, tapi memang ‘mencetak’ uang dari para artisnya. 6. (DREAM TEA ENT : PICT 6) Gedung yang terlihat seperti bangunan apartemen mewah ini merupakan gedung agensi Dream Tea Entertainment yang terletak di Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam, Korea Selatan. Meski artis dari agensi ini yang cukup dikenal baru Girls’ Day saja, tapi siapa yang tahu jika suatu saat nanti gedung ini akan ‘mencetak’ idola K-pop baru selain Girls’ Day.
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