Sunday, July 31, 2011

[News] Top ten most copied dance moves revealed

MBC's entertainment program "Section TV Communication Corner" recently broadcasted the result of their survey about the choreography which had the most impact amongst the citizens. They have relayed the top ten idol groups and their choreography in which the respondents have tried at out at least once.

Coming up on top of the ranking was Super Junior with their choreography for "Sorry Sorry," followed by Girls' Generation with their crab leg and arrow dance for their tracks "Gee" and "Hoot" at second.

On third spot of the ranking was Kara's hip dance for "Mister
," followed by Park Myungsoo's "Jjojjo" dance and Brown Eyed Girls' famous move from "Abracadabra" in the fourth and fifth spots respectively.

cr: koreaboo

[Pics] 11.07.30. LOVE-1 Festival


so pretty!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

[Fan] 11.07.30 . Love -1 Concert : JCL + Honey + Lupin Fancam

[Vids] EBS Star English ( Re Upload)

Since this interview has got to be one of the best about Nicole and from Nicole, I re uploaded so others can watch :) Most of it is in English btw.

Episode 1:

Episode 2:
Part 1:

Part 2:


I really hope Cole needs to do another one of these interviews since this one is kind of outdated :P

[Tweet] Becky impression of KARA

There’s a flood of messages about the impression of KARA I did on “Happy Music!” Thank you. Also, I’m sorry.

All cr: Superior Music @ tumblr

Where's the vid?!!

[Tweet] After the concert

It's been raining forever!! Everyone!! Take care!! Of colds, too;; See you soon ^^ 

...Amazing ^^ I'm happy^^

cr: KARAholic @ twitter! 

Friday, July 29, 2011

[Pic] Music Bank Magazine (Aug 2011 ED)


cr: twitter
tip off: firewater07@ KH

Freaking love Cole's profile shots, they come out beautifully! HaNi is a nice change too :D

[Fan] 11.07.29 At the Airport to Japan (Nicole)

cr: 승바기/ as tagged.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

[Fan] Preview of KARA at the airport on their way to Japan

Gyuri left yesterday for her musical press conference. The girls have some performances lined up in Japan this week.


cr: dckara

[Fan] Fancam just for me?! (from KARA's fan meeting)

well for me and another fan but aww sweet right :D

outtake from Cole haha..

thanks Viktoriya <3!!

[Fan] KARA Fan Meeting on June 6, 2011 in Korea + Translations

one of the best international Kamilia, Viktoriya attended KARA's fan meeting and posted up lots of vid, pics, and accounts about what happened during the fan meeting.

 Cole's raffle ticket prize, her cake.. who knew she would be launching her OWN baked goods line the next month.. lucky person haha.

[info] so what's kamilia concerned with these days?

I've been checking everywhere and it's 2 things:

1. KARA Concert (everyone wants one)

2. KARA Light Sticks (how cheap they are and why can't DSP have official ones)


[News] Kim Jung Hoon to host new show in Japan, KARA to appear as first guests

Singer/actor Kim Jung Hoon is getting ready to debut as a show host in Japan. He’ll be the main host for Mnet Japan’s new program ‘M-STUDIO, which will invite K-pop as well as J-pop singers for an interview and performance.

A representative from the program commented, “Many viewers in Japan are interested in the new program. We didn’t know it would receive such a response.”

The first guests slated for M-STUDIO is none other than KARA. KARA plans to interact with their Japanese fans, and reveal unknown sides to themselves on the show.

cr: tumblr

[Tweet] G.NA & Cole

 G.NA: keke I miss you baby

Cole:  Unnie me too T T Im just able to see you 2 minutes everyday T T

Trans: KH Tweets @ twitter

aww seems like Cole really misses her XD

[Pics] KARA for Music Bank Magazine (Japan)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

[Gifs]11.07.25 Heyx3!! (Nicole vers)


[Sponsor] Nicole in dress

lol such an interesting pose

cr: twitter
tip off: christine!

[blab] Can Cole get on with it?

lol for selfish reasons.. I wish I knew if Nicole had any activities scheduled

I have like nothing to update and that makes me sad haha.

Monday, July 25, 2011

[Sponsor] Nicole for Yulliana & Sovo

Cr: void @ bestiz

another photo shoot?
I swear KARA has done way more shoots in Japan than Korea...

[News] K-Pop Stars Lure Japanese Consumers


Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images
LG hired KARA, a female Korean dance and music group, to appear in advertisements in Japan for its Optimus smartphones. The group topped Japan’s weekly DVD sales in February, according to Oricon Inc .

Yuko Ishii, a 53-year-old factory worker in central Japan, used to feel reluctant about buying products made in neighboring South Korea. That changed after she became a fan of pop stars such as boy band TVXQ.

“I used to rule out Korean products, but now I have no problem with them,” said Ishii, whose purchases include a washer made by LG Electronics Inc. “If my favorite star was advertising a South Korean TV, I would definitely buy it. I want to feel closer to them by buying the same products they use.”

Ishii and other fans of so-called K-pop may help Korean electronics makers expand in the world’s third-largest economy, where consumers have traditionally preferred domestic brands. Last month, Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S II smartphone was the best-selling mobile phone in Japan, according to research company BCN Inc. That helped South Korean exports to the nation jump 50 percent in the first six months of 2011.

“The Korean boom is a tailwind for made-in-Korea products,” said Hidetomi Tanaka, an economics professor at Jobu University in Isesaki, Japan. Starting with middle-aged women who watched Korean soap operas on TV, it has grown to include young men and women listening to K-pop, Tanaka said.

Samsung, the world’s second-largest mobile phone maker, and LG are working to gain a foothold in Japan after both companies previously scaled back their ambitions in the country.

Source: Bloomberg News

Tip off : Colejjang @ tumblr

from the very little understanding I have and mentions of Bloomberg News I see on television, this is pretty cool to be mentioned in such a prominent news site actually :)

[Fan] Character doing GGS Dance

so cute.

[Info] Cole's Vocal Trainer

Singer Kim Jo Han, the newest addition to MBC’s ‘I Am a Singer‘, has acted as a vocal trainer for many popular idols in the past. His long list of trainees include: SNSD’s Taeyeon and Jessica, 2AM, 2PM, T-ara’s Soyeon, miss A’s Fei, Super Junior’s Ryeowook, Sungmin, Yesung, Kyuhyun, KARA’s Nicole, SISTAR’s Hyorin, and SECRET’s Ji Eun.

Cr: AK
Tip off: nhung_gemini @ KH

wow! look at the others he's worked with.. I'm surprised the girls have their own vocal trainers? but it's a compliment to Cole's voice if she's working with someone who has worked with some of the better idol singers no ? :)

[Vid] 11.07.25. Kara on heyx3! Amemiya (Full Cut)

[Tweet] Mosquito Attack!

우하하 공부하다기 멍때리는중..모기물린거같에.... ._.

오마읷 얼굴에 볼이랑 이마 오마읷 ㅠㅠㅠㅠ

으헝 그 모기잡을때까지잠못자네 ㅜㅜ 이여름에 트레이닝자켓이랑바지입은나 ㅜㅜ 으허어어엉 모기흉터한일년가는데 ㅜㅜ 얼굴은안그래서다행이지만ㅜㅜㅜ으허어엉 그냥나타나주며안될까 모기씨 ㅜㅜㅜ

SeungYeon tweeted to Cole!!:
나오늘모기죽이는거 매트선물받은뇨자 ㅋㅋㅋ

Cole replied:
나자다가손까락또물렷어 ㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜ

no trans yet.

Aww poor Cole. I think she said she was studying and got bitten by mosquitos all over her face and forehead. She is worried about scarring. Seungyeon says something about killing mosquitos... 

I assume she was studying and feel asleep or just the mosquitos are being pesky and she's trying to study? XD 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

[Tweet] Cole's muffins!


Lemon poppyseed & choco vanilla muffin! 

She also answered a fan question:
Back Here by BBMAK Listen Nicole. Keke” I used to listen to this song all the time too ^^

cr: Cole's Twitter.

LOL I noticed Cole either talks about baking or songs/music ^^ 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

[Fan] Cole fans at K-POP festival

Love seeing my fellow fan girls/ladies haha

So this is during the portion where the MC's talked to two fans from the audience:

Gyuri: Which member are you a fan of? 


Girl : I like Nicole

Unnie fan :D with a Cole picture fan thingy XD 

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another fan girl with a Cole sign:
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[Sponsor] Nicole for Jessie New York

is this new? haven't seen it before..


cr: cyworld

[Pics] Mango Six Review


wow! Cole's pics are exactly like Gong Yoo's haha.
this place is freaking pretty and would totally go if I could XD

more pics HERE

[Tweet] Hara tweeted this pic.


[Gifs] K-POP Festival Perf Gifs (Nicole)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

[News] Recochoku reveals the top artists for the first half of 2011

With the world advancing more and more into a digital age, it’s no wonder that the Japanese think the true judge of popularity is through digital downloads/Chaku-Uta (ringtone) downloads. Recochoku has just revealed the top downloaded songs and ringtones for the first half of 2011, with a staggering 100 artists in each category!

Check out the list below and find out where you favorite artist ranks!


[Digital Single Downloads]

1. AKB48

2. Nishino Kana


4. KARA !!!!
[Chaku-Uta Downloads]

2. Nishino Kana

3. AKB48

4. KARA!!
cr: tokyohive

go go kara.

[Pics] Mango Six ads on buses

woot! Cole's pic on a bus haha.

cr: colejjang @ tumblr

[Audio] 11.07.20. Astuko Maeda mentions KARA (Cole & Hara)

starting @ 1:28

I hear eating and with Hara and Cole haha.

'91 ers!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

[Sponsor] Nicole for Rainiarose


cr: heidai03 @ twitter

I'm thinking another Japanese magazine photo shoot?

[Info] KARA's Upcoming Japanese Fan Meeting Venue

According to Bestiz & Ever KARA, a mailing list was sent out to fans announcing that the fan meeting will take place at Yokohama Arena on August 20th! This arena's seating capacity is 17,000 but I doubt DSP will allow that many fans, think they want to keep the fan meeting as intimate as possible? XD

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

[Tweet] Cole and Jinwoon

burr.. no one's been translating the girl's Korean messages :(..

but found the recent exchange between Cole and Jinwoon:

Jinwoon: While preparing for my album, I will tell you this and that. Although I'm shy, please watch it a lot. What will I say in the next episode~ hoohoot 

Cole (referring to Jinwoon's tweet above) : Support Jinwoonie a lot ^^!!! Hwaiting Jung Jinwoon! Ohaa!!

Jinwoon: Dude ㅠㅠ

Cole:  Chuu so?! kekekekeke 

Jinwoon: Buy me something yummy kekeke 

Full Translations Credits: wild2day @ twitter!

Cole's totally supportive of Jinwoon.. it's funny cause he's asking HER to buy him something to eat.. usually it's the girls who do that :P

[LOL] Nicole's Eccore Ad in Burma?!


LOL this was totally fan made but posted up at the National Geographic site as an actual photo :D

[blab] Another day another rumor

KARA members for tabloid gossip :(

Stay strong!

Monday, July 18, 2011

[Vid] 11.07.18. Hey Hey Hey! Cut + Next week's Preview

[News] Kara, T-ara, Supernova, and FT Island to Appear on a Korean Food TV Program

On July 18th T-ara’s agency Core Contents Media stated, “Currently production is underway for a show titled as ‘Idol Parasitic Houseguest’ (Only a temporary name) which will have idols leading the Korean Wave introducing Korean food.” “There will be 8 idol teams in total including Kara, T-ara, Supernova, and FT Island.

They continued by stating, “Idol Parasitic Houseguest will have the idol groups become narrators and explain about the way that certain Korean foods are made. Through different mini corners they will also explain about Korea’s culture in terms of the necessities of life, music, money, and history. We are anticipating the show as a new information entertainment program that will have idols playing a big role.

The CEO of Core Contents Media Kim Kwang Soo will produce the show, and it is currently being planned to be spread throughout different nations.

Source: Star News
cr: soompi
tip off: firewater07@kh

I bet Cole's all over this :P

[Pics] KARA pics from 2nd Fan meeting


cr: arkilaw @ twitter

Sunday, July 17, 2011

[Vid] GGS PV Close Up Version (mirrored)

[Pic] KARA on the Cover of Music Bank Magazine (Sept ed 2011)


Cole's so cute here :)

[Fan] 11.07.14. KARA at Gimpo Airport (JiNi)


cr: as tagged.

I just love JiNi.. both are of them have these pure assuming qualities to them that I really like.... kind of childlike.. but not immature, aspects of their personalities which just makes me happy when I see them :D

Forever Maknae and Maknae FTW <3!!

[Gifs] Cole from Music Day Perfs

cr: as tagged

Friday, July 15, 2011

[News] KARA to make a comeback in September

KARA is rumored to be making a Korean comeback this September!

According to industry representatives, the girls are currently working on their third official album with a planned release date for September. While they’re busy promoting their new Japanese single, “Go Go Summer“, they’re spending every spare moment they can to record new songs.

This marks their first comeback in nearly 10 months since their last release with “Jumping” back in November. As it is also their first comeback since the lawsuit, fans are ecstatic over the news.
KARA will stand alongside SNSD and the Wonder Girls‘ September comebacks.
Source + Photos: Joy News 24 via Naver

Err.. I'm not going to lie.. I'm quite nervous about this..  if they are rushing to the recordings when they can I don't have much confidence that they really thought about where KARA should go from here. What kind of music and songs they want to show, they always talk about growth and I want that too. How can they move up and improve is what I am looking for in their next release.. and I really do not want to be disappointed. DSP really has to think about this. I hope they push the release and take more time into the album instead of just rushing things because of their Japanese schedules, I assume it's because of their activities there that it seems likely that their Korean activities have been pushed to the back burner like an after thought. During the crisis, it was mentioned that KARA's Korean activities suffered and the girls didn't like that. So I hope DSP shocks us in in a good way like with Lupin :D A successful Korean comeback and a Japan tour PLEASE!!

Crosses Fingers.