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Idol Drama Operations Team (2017)

I used to hate doing burpees until i found the right song to motivate me. An upbeat Kpop production called “Deep blue eyes”. A song that had randomly found its way onto one of my playlists. The song was performed by the “Girls Next Door”, a girl group that was new to me. Watching the “Deep Blue Eyes” video on Youtube I realised it was a collaboration between several artists, a few of which I was familiar with. The song had been made to promote the variety show “Idol Operations Team” which in turn was a promotion and kind of behinds-the-scenes series about the web drama “Let’s only walk the Flower Road” that was written in an autobiographical style by the participants of Idol Drama Operations Team. Complicated? You bet! Kpop doesn’t become more meta than this…

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Travel without travelling pt3: A Canadian Pokemon, a German Maid and More

With the need for escapism and anaesthetics for the soul never having been stronger and realising that the normal regimen of Tales of Off World Colonies and heartbreak in Seoul simply doesn’t seem to cut it, attention has started to gravitate towards video content created in some of the places I find the most intriguing as well as some that are already favourites – like Japan and large cities and urban areas. Read more about how to, in the year of the Virus, astrally project with the help of some great content creators on Youtube. Read the third installment of Travel without Travelling.

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Strange Kpop PT4: Aegyo

If you think that the Japanese have a peculiar and intense relationship to cute things and cuteness the Koreans may well have the Japanese beat – If being “gyo”, ie cute has a special place in the hierarchical and confucianistic Korean society, then “aegyo” is the act of being cute. In its hardest to digest form, aegyo is both artificial, a part of the both the age and gender oriented social system and blatantly incentivised by gaining the performing individual something from someone else. For all intents and purposes aegyo has a lot of potential to culture-gap you to the point of being nauseous. Don’t let that deter you though – read on to enjoy all the intricacies of Aegyo!

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What the heck happened? Kpop shocks and upsets in May. PT2: Gfriend

No matter if you’re a fan of the irresistible force of the Tsundere SinB or an admirer of the ditzy yet mysterious Eunha, the month of May had some really upsetting news in store for Gfriend fans. 
At the height of success having released the massively popular single Mago as the follow up to a string of successful releases and hits during the past years, the Kpop equivalent of Donna Tartts Secret History: Gfriend, abruptly announced that the 6 year old group had disbanded and left Source Music, the now subsidiary of Big Hit Entertainment of BTS fame. What the heck happened?

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Travel without travelling – Part 2: Woe Britannia

With 2020-2021 full of products to direct, divorces to divorce and the Virus going viral, saying the period has been eventful is both an understatement, a bit depressing but also just a tad bit misleading. It’s been eventful for all the wrong reasons while at the same time restricting most movement and thwarting any grandiose life plans like friends and travel. A great way to actually get out of your head and seeing some parts of the world, both geographical and cultural is consuming some choice Youtube content. Read on for three great channels dealing with wildly different things like Japanese hairdressers, Korean BBQ and Horology.

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