2NE1 reveals 100th day debut anniversary photo

2NE1 revealed their fun 100th day debut anniversary photo.

2NE1 members Sandara Park posted a photo on 26th September on their me2day account saying, “I shall reveal our 100th day photo ㅋㅋㅋㅋ The other members asked why we haven’t send it..ㅋㅋ


“We enjoyed ourselves yesterday! It was exciting to go back to broadcast, exciting to perform on a big stage, exciting to go see the seaㅋIt is good to see us after a long time right?!^.^ Kkk We are also working hard! That’s all”

Also on their me2day, the girls posted a photo taken together with actress Kang HyeJung on 24th September. Kang Hye Jung will be getting married with hiphop group Epik High member Tablo coming October. Sandara Park wrote a note with the photo, “With Kang HyeJung unnie! Who treats us 2NE1 well! Kkyak!”

Please backtrack for the me2day. Thanks! Huhuhu T_T. Experiencing brown outs now and then in our city. Due to typhoon Ondoy. Good thing me and Lyka isn’t part of the trapped. Still, we’re experiencing the disadvanteges. Sorry for the slow updates.

~Hyunjae signing out



Kpop to invade the Philippines this November!

Pinoys can finally meet their favorite Korean stars in November—but only if they demand it.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Philippines-Republic of Korea Diplomatic Relations, the Korean embassy is holding a cultural festival November this year.

The festival will also cap year 2009 as the “Philippines-Republic of Korea Friendship Year,” as stated by Proclamation No. 14298 signed by Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo last May 2008.

PEP had a chance to talk to Kiejoo Kim, Counselor for the Korean Embassy in the Philippines, last Thursday, Sept. 17, at Shangri-La Plaza Cinema 3 during the press screening for the upcoming Korean Film Festival in Shangri-La Plaza Cinema 3.

Kim said his Embassy is planning to bring Korean performers to the country.

“We are looking forward to a lot of events in November,” he said. “There will be a cultural event, and we are going to invite cultural performers from Korea so that we can share our cultural legacy.”

PEP asked Kim if the Korean Embassy is planning to include among the cultural performers the Korean pop (K-pop) stars currently making waves in the Philippine music scene today.

“I’m not in a position to guarantee who we can bring to the RP,” Kim answered. “We will try our very utmost to bring our well-renowned Korean stars so that we can really enjoy together with the Filipino people.”

But Kim quickly added that the plan can push through easily if Pinoys loudly voice out their demand, using surveys, blogs, signature drives, and other platforms.

“I think if there is a certain, a great number of audience, I think that should be a very convincing rationale that we really have to bring them here,” Kim affirmed.

Besides, Kim said, the cultural festival will be borne out of “gratitude” felt by the Koreans to the Filipinos, who helped them achieve democracy and freedom in their country 54 years ago.

In 1950, the Philippines sent 7,000 troops to the East Asian country to fight in the Korean war, which ended five years later. It was fought between the Republic of Korea (South) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North).

Kim added that this “sound” relationship made way for the two countries to forge close ties and enhance cooperation in other fields, like education.

Kim explained that similarities between the two cultures paved way for Koreans to migrate to the Philippines. This is why Pinoys enjoy Korean pop culture, he added.

“I think it’s because of cultural affinity, and the way we feel grateful for the Filipino people. I personally feel quite amazed how the Filipino people enjoy and appreciate telenovela from Korea. That is so impressive, we really appreciate that you enjoy the Korean culture so much.”

Examples of drama series that became hits in the Philippines are Autumn In My Heart, Jewel In the Palace, Full House, Stairway to Heaven, and Lovers In Paris—the last two currently being adapted by GMA-7 and ABS-CBN, respectively, as local versions.

And even if Korean songs are not played over the Philippine radio, legions of Pinoy fans are still using the Internet to enjoy music from K-pop stars like Wonder Girls, Rain, SNSD, Super Junior, DBSK, Se7en, BoA, TVXQ, 2PM, Big Bang and 2NE1’s Sandara Park.

Comments translated:

  • “I hope Super Junior and 2PM will come!”
  • “I like this for the sake of the friendship of the two countries. But I don’t think the fanbase for K-Pop is big enough for such event. Safe bet to come is 2NE1because of Sandara Park.
  • “Yeah Nobody is cute. I want your body, your money not you! (a parody on Nobody by Filipinos)”
  • “I became a fan of K-Pop songs because of BoF and Kim Hyunjoong.
  • “I also watch Korean shows and I know a lot of K-Pop artists. What I can say is that they aren’t as good as perceived to be. Bigbang is only patterned afterB2KSuper Junior is cute but too similar to NSYNCRain is world-class but is still a copycat of Usher and JT.”
  • “No idea on why other Filipinos are so crazy over K-Pop to think they aren’t that good, they only have a good image when it comes to packaging (fashion and looks).”
  • “Let other people live but that’s (K-Pop) what we like. Though I would agree about them being not too talented especially girl group who play too cutesy. Their singers barely belt as well.”
  • “No thanks. I only follow K-Pop because of Sandara and only Sandara. But if she isn’t, the hell I care. No doubt Filipino singers could outsing them.”
  • “Korean wave is in the Philippines yeah!”
  • “Filipinos should just focus on supporting our own music industry.”

Meanwhile, Super Junior’s ‘Sorry Sorry’ album released in the Philippines on 4th September is flying off music charts there.

Though there are mixed feelings about the Kpop invasion as can be seen from the netizens’ responses – Kpop is indeed invading many parts of Asia.

Meanwhile, Pinoy Kpoppers, holla! :)


My opinion? I mean really, I’m an ELF and a Black jack. And I don’t think the Philippines is ready to be invaded with KPOP yet.  Most people get tired of an artist (KPOP arist) too easily. I don’t intend bashing. But the Filipino industry can be too much. Too much publicity and fame results to being LAME.  If many people know you, that means you are common. Being common means that you’ll see YOUR face in Cheap 1 Peso Chichiria. I mean really, our KPOP faves don’t deserve that. You’ll have parodies and remakes here and everywhere, tagalized renditions of KPOP songs and etc.

I know we all want our faves to be famous all over the world. But this is my way of being protective. I don’t want some host to ask my SJ if they intend to date a Filipina and if they saw attractive women in the country. I just want my boys to act natural and dorky, answer INFORMATIVE questions and not look stiff and limited.

But we need to be civilized fans. If you are a fan then, you’ll do everything to protect them.

All we can do now is wait and observe what will happen.

**I don’t generalize Filipinos.  Observe and notice that this is the trend. Don’t tell me you don’t notice it?

CL Takes Over Photo Booth, Japanese Style

CL of 2NE1 recently went to Japan or vacation towards the end of her groups’ “I Don’t Care” promotions. She went with one of 2NE1’s stylists, Yang Seung Ho aka YangGeng. As she toured Japan’s hottest clothing stores with YangGeng, she met some of his friends and also took some cute sticker pictures.

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2NE1 ‘I Don’t Care’ voted the best summer hit from YG Family

ArticlesGirl group 2NE1 has shown their power through the great summer heat.

A survey was done on music site Monkey3 (www.monkey3.co.kr) from 7th to 14th August on the question, “Which is the YG Family summer music which can help you forget the summer heat?” and 2NE1 was voted #1.

The song was voted with the reasons provided by netizens, “The soft reggae melody is just addictive”, “A song that gives out great refreshing and cooling feeling”, “Representative song for this summer” etc.

The survey results:

2NE1 – ’I Don’t Care’ (59%, 292 out of 299 voters) 
Big Bang – ’Gara Gara 
1TYM – ‘Hot’ (Netizens: “This is the song that is enjoyable anytime and everytime I listen to it”, “A song with a great summer feel”) 
Se7en – ‘Girls’ (Netizens: “I hope that Se7en will quickly comeback and release a new album in Korea”)

credits and thanks: sookyeong@kbites

HAPPY 100TH DAY to 2NE1!!


gif: by bigbangloverr


the 100th DAY IS TODAY!! AUGUST 24, 2009!


090810~Dara’s me2day update + DARA’s caps at SBS

dara's me2dayDara's me2day picture짜쟌~!ㅋ어제 인기가요대기실
Translation: Ta da~! Ke Inkigayo waiting room yesterday


짜쟌~!ㅋ어제 인기가요대기실에서심심해서 티격태격하다가 찍은사진! 막상 사진은다정하게 나왔다며 만족해햇다는ㅋㅋ완젼웃기죠?!ㅋ엇 자꾸 글이짤려서올라가네요ㅠ

translation: Tadaa~!  Now in Inkigayo waiting room bored and while fiddling around I took this picture!  If this picture came out with poise I would be satisfied ㅋㅋReally funny, right? ㅋ Ah, the length is short so it goes up ㅠ (translator’s note: I don’t know what she’s referencing to…)

credits & thanks: me2day + cloud for translation + hyunaa@letsplay2ne1

credits & thanks: bestiz

first one is:
Ta da ~ ke Inkigayo waiting room yesterday



*edited some parts that doesn’t include 2ne1.

Gee (Girls’ Generation)
– Yoona, Seohyun [SNSD]
– Park Bom, Sandara Park [2NE1]
– Nicole, Seungyeon, Gyuri [Kara]
– Gayoon, Sohyun [4minute]

Fire (2NE1)
– CL [2NE1]

– Taeyeon, Sooyoung [SNSD]
– Hyunah [4minute]

Hot Issue (4minute)
– Jihyun [4minute]
– Yuri, Hyoyeon [SNSD]
– Ga In [BEG]
– Minji [2NE1]

SBS Inkigayo Summer Special – Girl Group special

girl group special stage

On SBS Inkigayo to be aired on 9th August, it will be a special episode of ‘Summer School Vacation special part II – Girl Group Special’.

Recently, the phenomenon of the inflood of girlgroups like So Nyeo Shi Dae, 2NE1, Brown Eyed Girls, etc has raised the interests for this Girl Group Special episode.

For this special, there will be a joint stage amongst the girlsgroups and also a special VTR ‘Chat of the Young Girls’.

There will be 5 representative teams for this special episode and each team will send out their representative for this special VTR filming.

The 5 teams are So Nyeo Shi Dae, 2NE1, KARA, Brown Eyed Girls and 4Minute. And about 1-2 members fro the team are selected for the VTR filming.

credits & thanks: Ryoutarou&@soompi + sookyeong@wordpress

090804~ DARA’s me2day UPDATE + 2ne1’s 100 days ago-cheering the Message + “I Don’t Care” ranking in CHARTS


dara me2day

우리 지금 쪼꼬렛연습중!^.^ 너무 재밋을거같아요!!신나게 아주그냥 놀거같은뎅..^^ㅋ기대기대! 유후!!그럼 다라리포타이만 연습에 열중하러갑니다! 내 파트가 다가오고있어요!^^뿅!~

Translation: “We are now doing “chocolate” practice! ^.^ It seems like it will be very fun! Excitedly we’re just gonna play..^^ k look foward, look forward! Woohoo! Ok then Darali is going to go practice hard now! My part is coming up soon!^^ Ppyong!~ “

2ne1’s message & autugraphs <3

“I Don’t Care” Ranking in Charts

*It’s not all the ranking charts

Melon– #2
도시락–  #4
Bucks– #6
Mnet– #6
싸이– #3
Soribada– #5
Muse– #2
Nate– #1
Nate Bell– #1

credits & thanks: me2day + hyuna @ letsplay2ne1.wordpress.com+ cafe.daum.net/2ne1 + the2ne1hour + bestiz

I’m loving their signatures;; aigoooo <3
Omo, they are dropping in some charts. aigooo :(. i’m worried about their competition with brown eyed girls in music programs. I hope they win mutizens again <3 2ne1 fighting~