2NE1 showed Korea there is no shame in being alphas and they don’t have to give up their femininity doing it. They can flick their fingers, sway their hips and shimmy like it’s the last thing they will do on earth and still emanate leadership and power.
Japanese is never one to market their art extensively. That’s why lists like this exist, so we don’t miss out on the eclectic, weird, downright hilarous but profoundly intelligent humor of the Japanese.
Many credit BTS' success to social media. It is hardly the full story. Social media is an important part of their success but not as important as substance, honesty, attitude towards work, quality of their art, and, perhaps more importantly, the failures they experience.
Idol, BTS latest single, got almost 51M views before the 20th hour beating Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do which held on to the record for exactly one year with 43.2 Million views.
BTS is set to drop Love Yourself: Answer, a bomb that will undoubtedly shake the world. Whether the impact will be greater than the previous ones they have dropped or destroy the groundwork they have built all these years is up for history to decide.
Musicians all over the world, regardless of genre, can rely on one thing as the biggest proof that they have truly “made it” as a world-class artist: a song that earns a spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
It is undeniable that Taeyeon gets considerably more hate than what other leaders are getting. This leads us to a examine why there are many people who think she's a weak leader.
Ha Ji Won is arguably the most versatile actress to have ever come out of South Korea. As a fan, there are several more roles I wish I could see her play.
Daehan, Minguk and Manse are triplets and sons of the actor, Song Il Kook. They are in the show Return of Superman for more than a year now. Daehan is the eldest and often the most responsible one.
Minguk, the middle child or the triplets, is known for his charming personality. In fact, it is well accepted that he is the most popular of the three.
Daehan, Minguk and Manse are triplets and sons of the actor, Song Il Kook. They are in the show Return of Superman for more than a year now. Manse is known as the most "free spirited" of the three.
Return of Superman provides practical lessons on how to raise a child coupled with cuteness and laughter. Here are 20 lessons we should learn about parenting from the show.
For more than a year now, Return of Superman has almost been unbeatable in ratings. I now understand why and it is not just about laughter. The show IS IMPORTANT and everyone SHOULD watch it.
When MBLAQ debuted on Rain's stage more than five years ago, Korean entertainment thought they found the next DBSK. What the hell happened? How could five guys with overflowing talent under get lost?
This is the last part of the 3 part series the explores Korean Celebrities that will be perfect for each other if they decide to start dating.
Every now and then, there are celebrities that seems perfect for each other but don't manage to find each other. Here are 10 Korean celebrity pairings that should become a couple.
Royalty deserves royalty. This seems to be the principle Korean fans employ when it comes to the dating life of their idols. They will either date someone "worthy" or not date at all.
If you’re looking for more flavors of boy bands, China has a rich collection of artists who know how to do hip-hop right. Here are 10 of them.
The Philippines is known for being a huge market for foreign boybands and girlgroups, but the country has churned out their own versions as early as the 70s. Here’s a list of the ones that got it right.
Hagibis and VST & Co. may be considered the first boybands in the Philippines but recent years shows that Filipinos seem to now reject Filipino boybands and prefer foreign ones.
If you’re on the look out for more alt rock offerings from Japan, you would do well to check out Radwimps. Here are 10 of their songs guaranteed to shatter your heart.
Malaysians love humor in their movies. If you’re in the mood to check out some comedy, here are the 10 funniest Malaysian movies.
If you’re looking for young and talented Japanese actresses, here are 10 of the best right now, along with their career defining works.
Japan is home to many talented actors, but if you’re looking for the best, there are many reasons why you should be looking at Yuya Yagira, as he’s probably the country’s best actor right now.
YG has built such a pristine image that almost every young kid wants to be in YG. Being a marketer myself, I am at awe at how YG has managed to become the most desired entertainment company.
Yunho's father rarely talk in public but in the rare times he did, we learned so much on how he raised Yunho as a man of honesty, honor and dignity.
We know Yunho has strict work ethic and has class. This article will partly explain how he became the man he is now and give new insights all realize just how rare of a breed U-Know Yunho is.
If you like your actors young, talented, and Japanese, here are 10 actors and creative works that you need to check out.
The Philippine film industry is currently in a slump. While there are a lot of factors at play, one of the biggest is the government, as it has implemented rules that exacerbate the problem.
The world loves Japanese and Korean humor. The question is, why are other countries failing when it comes to copying their comedy and sense of humor? Here’s why.
If you’re looking for Asian films that focus on friendship, the Philippines has a large number of titles that fit the bill. Here are 10 of the best.
Japan’s idol industry is thriving, and while there are copycats among them, there are also idol groups who managed to come up with unique or weird concepts. Here are 10 of them.
These are 10 most important events that evolved Kpop to what it is today.
The real movers and shakers of Kpop entertainment aren't always the celebrities. There are a lot more important events, not necessarily glamorous, that shaped Kpop to what it is today.
K-Pop truly deserves all the acclaim that it received, but it’s very likely that it might not have received the same kind of success overseas it had where it not or these 10 important events.
If you’re looking for more Asian films that will leave you speechless, you can try the Philippines’ offerings. Here are 10 Filipino movies that will leave you speechless.
As one of the most prolific young composers in Korea right now, it’s hard to pick a single Jung Yong Hwa composition when looking for the best. So here are 10 compositions to start with.
It’s not all glitz and glamour when it comes to the lives of Korean celebrities. Some of them came from very painful backgrounds. Here are 10 examples.
Did you know that U-Know Yunho are destoroying the lives of millions of men around the world by simply being himself? Click here to understand how.
Chinese movies are not all about martial arts, some of them also tackle the subject of growing up. Here are 10 examples.
Japanese films have never really shied away from using animation to tell stories that are downright depressing. Here are 10 animated movies that will leave you broken.
The South Korean entertainment industry is home to many songs that focus on different forms of affection, these 10 songs focus on the platonic kind.
Japan is home to many romantic TV dramas that are so good, they gain accolades even outside of the country. However, there are shows that are good but don't get enough attention. Here's 10 of them.
While South Korean music is known well for bouncy, rocking idol-ditties, they also have many heartrending love songs designed to put a tear in your eye. Here are 10 of them.
Contrary to common belief, there are a lot of hip hop songs that express loneliness and heartbreak. Here are 10 Korean hip hop songs that can be considered as the saddest.
South Korean TV is home to many women who are considered as cream of the crop, alpha women who dominate the small screens due to their charm and attitude. Here are 10 of them:
If you are looking for the funniest rom-com franchises Thailand has to offer, check out these 10 TV shows.
Jaesuk's Yoomes Bond. Kim Jong Kook is the strongest member. Lee Kwang Soo is the ultimate betrayer. These are the things Running Man is known for but here are 20 things you might have forgotten.
One thing Japanese movies can do better than Hollywood is inspire emotions while making your laugh out loud. Here are 1o movies that are both funny and touching.
If you're in the mood to laugh and feel all warm and tingly inside, here are some Japanese movies that are both funny and touching.
If you want to know how South Korea’s Entertainment Industry manages to thrive while other SE countries’ stumble, here are 10 things that their country is doing in order to help.
Aside from their talent as performers, many of South Korea's celebrities are also apt businessmen. Many of them have used their money to start restaurants. These are 10 you should visit.
This is a story of bad guys being put in a situation where they spontaneously show that beneath the crimes is an incredible sense of humanity.
Less than a decade ago, being 30 means being "ancient" in Korea. These women are the ones breaking the image.
These 10 single korean women prove that age really is nothing but a number.
The Choiza-Sulli scandal had so many ironies that pushed fans to face the hypocrisy and realities that dominate the industry they so love.
With the success of the Hello Baby TV series, we are starting to see that many Korean celebrities are great with kids, despite being single.
The K-Pop industry is generally known for squeaky-clean celebrities that maintain an image as role models, but sometimes there are incidents that deserve nothing but a facepalm.
Satoshi Ohni is known for being the reluctant leader of Arashi but just what makes him the perfect leader for one of the most successful boybands in Asia?
Here are 10 popular Korean Celebrities who no longer need to depend on their income as celebrities, because they have popular businesses that earn them a tidy profit as well.
It may seem strange that South Korea's entertainment industry seems to be more successful than the Philippines, despite having only a fraction of the amount of consumers. Here are a few reasons.
The Korean entertainment industry has seen many groups form through the years, but it’s expected that not all of them will last. Here are 10 that didn't last, but deserve another go-around.
Some of the most beautiful portrayals of friendship can be found in Korean TV dramas. Here are 10 that you need to check out.
Here are 10 Japanese Police/Crime cases that would work well as films
Ten Taiwanese TV series that are so funny that you can't stand to miss them, even if you have to resort to subtitles.
KPOP idols are mostly known for their looks and talent, but did you know that there are many of them who deserve recognition for their brains?
If you want to look like a Kpop idol, you have to start with the clothes first. Here’s how you can dress up like a Kpop Idol.
Many idol groups suffer the loss of a member even during the prime of their careers, but contrary to popular belief, it’s not always about money.
While South Korea is famous for idol groups, many of these artist units have members that deserve to strike out on their own. Here are 10 of the most deserving of solo careers.
These past few years, Thailand has churned out high quality films that bring the requisite scares along with subtle introductions into their culture. Here are the ten best from 2014.
With all the glitz and glamour in the KPop industry, it's easy to miss on the fact that there are times when the artists don't get their due share when it comes to royalties.
Thailand has released a number of high quality horror films in 2013, here are 8 that you should check out.
Most Japanese idols are cast into roles that paint them as charming and likeable. Here are ten who broke the mold and portrayed bad and evil characters:
There are many beautiful things that we can learn from South Korea’s entertainment industry and it's not just about fashion, dance steps and seductive poses.
The Japanese music industry is mostly known overseas for J-rockers and J-pop idols, but the truth is that the country is also home to many Hip-Hop artists.
If you want a taste of quality Philippine Action movies, here are ten that you need to check out.
If you want to check out some of the best contemporary Japanese action movies, here are ten films that that definitely stand out.
Japanese idols have to be more than just good looking. They also need to be multi-talented. Out of an industry that traffics in talent, there are some who rise to the top.
Ten notable Japanese TV series featuring one of their favorite themes: unique forms of friendship
Chinese TV is home to some of the best TV sitcoms in the world. Now that the Internet has made it possible to cross the language barrier, there are some that you really need to check out.
Thailand is home to a booming music industry that even foreigners will appreciate. Here are some Thai bands that you definitely need to listen to.
Chinese TV is now home to modern drama series as engrossing as what the rest of the world has to offer. Here some of the best examples.
It is about time for these idols to collaborate to use their talents and create beautiful music that will not only prove their worth as artists but also raise the bar of music in Korea.
Being a maknae comes with certain expectations or stereotypes. They are often the bullied (affectionately) but some are proving they are more than just babies of the group. Here are 10 of them.
If there is one thing Japanese does well, they know how to do films that tug at your heartstrings. Here are 20 movies that can make you cry like a baby.
This is part 2 of a 2-part series featuring 20 of the most heartbreaking, bittersweet and touching Japanese films of the recent times.
Running Man has introduced so many revolutionary elements in a game/variety show. These elements are new not just in Korea, but in the whole world as well. Read 1o of their incredible breakthroughs.
Running Man members often say that the variety gods are on his side because crazy and funny things seem to always happen to him even when he is not doing anything. Here are 10 of those moments.
Most Kpop boybands and girlgroups are mere products of brilliant marketing but have no artistic talent but once in a while, however, someone emerges from the rubble. Bangtan Boys is one such emergence
There are cool choreography and then there are game changers. Here are 10 Kpop choreography that influenced the growth of KPop dances.
Even if you don’t understand Japanese and could care less about otaku culture, Japan’s music industry is still worth checking out. This is especially true when it comes to J-Rock bands.
These past few years China have churned out high quality movies that tackle serious subject matters while still retaining humor. Here are some examples you need to check out.
Thailand's film industry is one of the most underrated in the world. They have proven that they have the ability to take everyday and ordinary subjects and twist it to make great films.
Leader. Domineering. Strong. Influential. Alpha Males. Despite moving around in an industry known for pretty faces and sexiness, these Korean male idols are the leaders of the pack.
When you watch a movie centered on friendship, what you really look for is authenticity. Authenticity is what 'Confessions' will give you, authentic love, friendship and betrayal.
Idols are often ridiculed for being cute, effeminate and vain but some of these guys can actually kick your ass with their badass martial arts background.
Korean movies about friendship, for some strange reason, is hard to come by. They are loaded with romantic and gangster movies but here are the 10 Korean Movies about friendship you should watch.
Everyone fades away, that's why you need to prepare for a the time when the younger generation will take over everything you used to own. That's one of the greatest lessons idols are teaching us.
Idols are heavily criticized for being too pretty or too sexy or too talentless but if you take a serious look at them, you will learn some of the greatest lessons in life.
Given all the investments the entertainment company makes to their artist, the first several of years of an artist are a “loss” for the entertainment company.
The intention of this article is to determine whether the so-called slavery contracts may really be called a slavery contract or are these issues blown out of proportions?
Hollywood has produced some of the greated TV shows but Asian countries such as Japan and Korea have also produced some great ones that deserve a US version.
KJK has had only one solo victory despite being the best and strongest one in the show. It is so because everyone fears him that everyone gangs up on him first before battling it out.
This part 2 of the 14 Japanese TV Series You Must Watch.
Even more than Korea, Japan has produced some of the most unique TV series in the history of international entertainment. Many of these have actually “inspired” Hollywood movies and/or TV series.
There are so many speculations on what is really happening and what will eventually happen to Jessica, SM and Girl's Generation.
Kang Gary has won some of the most important episode of Running Man. He has also created some of the most memorable variety show characters but he was not always like this. Let's look back.
The Monday Couple fans are just as fanatical as fans of idol lovelines. They watch closely at ever interaction of Gary and Ji Hyo and interpret each action (or non-action) to fit their fantasy.
Kpop and Jpop are common targets of those who claim to know "what real music is" primarily because their local development and rise to the international scene has been fast and profitable.
A lot of Korean actors may not be considered handsome in Korea but they have the talent and intelligenc roles with dimensions that is sensitivite to human experience.
Here are some of the best nametag tearing battles we have ever witnessed in "Running Man."
Kim Jong Kook may be the best in nametag tearing, Song Ji Hyo is the most cunning and Kwang Soo the favorite of variety gods but without Yoo Jae Suk, they wouldn't shine.
A continuation of some of the funniest Running Man moments worth remembering.
Running Man is struggling. Let's balance things a bit and look at some of the funniest moments on the show, moments that made us love each Running Man member.
I have an , err, "dissatisfaction" towards idol groups. That is why the next question I will attempt to answer may be a surprise. Could TVXQ be the greatest boyband Korean has ever produced so far?
Kang Gary made headlines when he posted a tweet that seemed to show his displeasure over a fan that photoshopped his Twitter page to make it look like he said "I LOVE YOU SONG JI HYO."
No problem is too small especially when you are running a small business. It is when you learn how to deal with the small things will you be able to achieve the big things.
Maybe, just maybe, it's time for the Monday Couple to lie low a bit and let Song Ji Hyo blossom on her own until people can see her brilliance beyond being the Monday Girlfriend.
The key in sustaining a successful online store is winning customer loyalty and it begins with trust.
Five years is the usual threshold of groups in Korea. Often, it’s because it is the length of their initial contract. If these groups want to stay together longer, they should learn from Shinhwa.
If new groups or bands in Korea want to stay together longer, The Beatles and Shinhwa offer offers some lessons they should learn.
There is really no sure-fire way to get your message to go viral, but there are actually a few things that will help your viral email marketing campaign become successful
The regular members of Running Man have the best variety skills and it's hard to find celebrities that can match their timing. Still, there have been some stand-out guests. Here are the 10 best men!
Here are 10 TV Series about friendship from different countries. These shows will make make you smile as you are sure to see characters and situations that are sure to feel familiar to you.
Not every female guest in Running Man does well and there are few that turn out to be total busts. That said, some are really fantastic. Here are 10 of the best female guests .
You have to admit, when it comes to horror and love stories, Asian love story movies take the cake. However, there is a formula for it. If you want to create a write a story as legendary as the Asians, take the tips below.
Here are 10 Korean action movies you should not miss.
Although JYJ and DBSK are still a work in progress, the three years of separation give a good indication on who is more successful. Let's determine who is more successful.
As much as Koreans love lovelines, it is obvious that friendship is valued more. Here are some the notable friendships between Korean celebrities.
It is true that the show needs some improvement. Below are some things the Production team and the cast could work on to make sure the show stays on the air.
There are KPOP idols who act tough and talk rough for their image but has not an ounce of guts to do what they really want. Then there are these 6 men who live and breath badassery.
Did you know you can use your newsletter to increase your sales and to earn extra cash with very little to no change in your current marketing strategy?
Idols are manufactured celebrities, trained and styled to fit a mould that the mainstream public will buy. That’s why many snob them. To understand this fully, let's go back to the birth of pop, 1700s
Many fans are still calling for MC Mong's return. There are also those who feel MC Mong should forget about the entertainment. Which side is right?
Yoo Jae Suk and Kang Ho Dong have been pitied against each other. One is hyper, one is relaxed. One relies on body gags, one relies on wit. Who is the better MC?
There are many Korean actresses who get trapped in their “pretty woman” image. It makes it difficult to see them beyond their hotness. Ha Ji Won is one of the few exceptions.
Based on the characters they play, relationships are developed. Sometimes, these relationships are given names.
add → text Infinity Challenge (IC), 1N2D and Running Man (RM) are often considered breakthrough variety shows. Each has a different concept and started at different eras.
Running Man is an incredible show with a hilarious cast and tons of great episodes. Find out the funniest and most epic ones right here.
Crowdfunding is still a new development for businesses, it is anticipated to gain momentum by the start of 2014 - when all of these websites will have finished incorporating it into their models.
There are effective email marketing tricks that you need to know if you want to get good results.
"Running Man," Korea's most popular Sunday variety program for over two years, has been slipping in the ratings. Here are the reasons why and what the show can do to bounce back.
Jo Odagiri wanted to retire from acting right after doing this movie because he believes he will never again come across a script with such brilliant story and exploration.
Advice to high school student about entrepreneurship to help them avoid the same mistakes I did when I was in college and after college.
Closer to Heaven (Korean Title: Love By My Side) is about a perfect love at a bad time. It starts Ha Jiwon and Kim Myung-min.
There are many cost reduction tips for small businesses that could also significantly increase the productivity of your employees: use new technologies and start looking at the "alternative" ways
Frozen Flower is one of the most controversial movies to have ever come out of Korea. After watching it, I realized that there actually may be a reason for controversy for all the wrong reasons.
Hollywood has made a living taking Asian films and remaking them for the international market but no matter how much money they make, they will never do it as well as the original.