Friday, May 31, 2013

[Vid] KARA's Greeting for Naver Star Column

[Star Column] Vol.3 - Hara’s Tears, and KARA’s Unfinished Stories


★Diet tips!

1. Avoid the white things!
If you eat cereal or brown rice instead of white rice, you will not only get healthier, you will also be able to see a significant amount of weight loss.
2. Light stretching!
It’s almost summer so you should be wearing lighter clothes now. It’s good to do light stretches everyday. Even if it’s just a little, you will see results as your muscles are working.
3. Rice with two side dishes!
To reduce the intake of salts, eat only one to two kinds of side dishes when eating rice. This diet seems to be effective.
4. Foot bath!
I’ve recently started going for foot baths. In the past, I did half body baths. Feet tend to get cold easily. Along with stretching, this will help to improve blood circulation.

Read Hara's portion and other member's stories HERE

Source: (Dated 31 May 2013)

Translation: melllllly@tumblr / _breakit@twitter

Original article:

[Vid] 13.05.31. 2013 Dream Concert (KARA Cut)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

[Instagram] Cheat Day


Yes..let's work hard starting from tomorrow.. how many times have I said this hahaㅎㅎ

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Nicole posted this pic at her instagram account when she posted about the Taro Milk.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

[Tweet] Taro Milk Bubble Tea

Taro milk bubble tea after a couple of years ♥ haha "Let's work hard starting from tomorrow ~~~~" It's something that you can sympathize with isn't it?? "Just today..." hihi im full  > _ <

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*Pretty sure she went to Cofioca, a pic of KARA's autograph HERE. Nicole's signature is at the upper right hand corner.

[Tweet] What to eat...

Thinking about what will be good to eat 

It's really frustrating when you are hungry but you don't have anything that you are craving for ㅜㅠㅜ

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[Tweet] Already June

Kkya. It's already June.
It was a short but packed vacation ♥ haha
It feels lonely now... ㅜㅜsigh...

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[Tweet] New Hair at Jeju Island

A photo taken by Hara Goo ♥ Jeju island is nice

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OMG!!! She CUT her hair!!!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

[Tweet] Even Your Tears ♥

Even Your Tears ♥
The melody just come into my mind today ~

I used to listen to it an awful lot when I was in US. even though I don't know the exact meaning of the song hihi

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

[Tweet] Food date with Gyuri

I really ate a lot with Gyuri onnie, and now it's a drowsy afternoonㅜsleepyㅜㅜaarrgh !!

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Aw, no pics.

* Yue Kim asked Nicole what she ate and she said Dak Galbi

Thursday, May 23, 2013

[Tweet] Everything is Exciting

Lately everything is exciting 

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

[Info] KARA Best Clips III Release 6/26


Best Clips III is a collection of KARA's recent music videos!:

1. Speed Up
2. Girls Power
3. Electric Boy
4. Orion
5. Bye Bye Happy Days!
6. Pandora
7. Wanna Do by Ji-Young
8. Lost by Nicole (feat. Jinwoon of 2AM)
9. Secret Love by Hara
10. Day Dream by Gyuri
11. Guilty by SeungYeon
12. [Bonus Track] BYE BYE HAPPY DAYS! (DRAMA Ver.)
13. [Bonus Track] BYE BYE HAPPY DAYS! (GYURI Ver.)
14. [Bonus Track] BYE BYE HAPPY DAYS! (SEUNGYONG Ver.)
15. [Bonus Track] BYE BYE HAPPY DAYS! (NICOLE Ver.)
16. [Bonus Track] BYE BYE HAPPY DAYS! (HARA Ver.)
17. [Bonus Track] BYE BYE HAPPY DAYS! (JIYONG Ver.)
18. [Bonus Track] Special Girls Talk II        

Sunday, May 19, 2013

[Netizen Buzz] Nicole's quiet zeal for life inspires netizens

Article: [Kara] Part 2. Seungyeon's challenge and Nicole's rest

Naver Ent via Naver

Article on what Seungyeon and Nicole have been up to. Seungyeon with her drama, Nicole with going on vacation to New York and focusing on her fitness.

1. [+370, -25] Nicole's really the realistic one... She's still young but she worked her butt off for three years to become a member of an acknowledged girl group. She probably made a lot of money to live comfortably off of. During hiatus, she tweets and hangs out with friends like any other non-celebrity would and then sets off to Japan to make some money. She's not like the other idols who take needless risks and get hateful comments by ruining their images. She's realistic... and when she's about to be forgotten, she comes out on TV once in a while. I'd say she's living the ideal 20 something year old life. Especially compared to other idols who are getting all this hate. Ironically, they're all more popular than her but at what costs?

2. [+255, -16] Hul, Nicole's 11 abs...

3. [+227, -38] Find strength, guys. You guys are the wall these nugu idols can never climb over.

4. [+173, -5] Nicole's abs are amazing... I looked up Pilates because Nicole got me interested but the lessons are pretty expensive.

5. [+129, -30] It's good to see young people work so hard in their lives. I'm almost turning 50 and the only effort I seem to make is eating and living. Time to work harder!!! ^^

6. [+97, -6] Really gotta give props for Nicole and the way she manages her lifestyle. I find it hard even following a week long schedule.. She's young but you can tell she's thinking ahead to the future. Her passion is clear.

7. [+63, -2] Nicole really amazes me with each of her diets and the way her body changes

8. [+38, -5] Can't help but become a fan when you see them working this hard

source: netizenbuzz

I'm posting this because of the Korean netizen comments, it's nice to see appreciation and acknowledgment about the kind of person she is :)

[Interview] Nicole & SeungYeon's Star Colum is out (no trans)


Talks a bit about her vacation but a longer section about her health. She talks about exercise and diet and how she did tons of research about nutrition to find out what works for her.

Article HERE 

Hopefully translations soon! 
I think Nicole should write a book about this, I've seen many fans that seem interested in her healthy lifestyle.

[Vid] 12.05.18. MBC We Got Married (Eng Subbed)



[Tweet] All Dogs Go To Heaven

All dogs go to heaven!!! 
kekeke Watching it after a really long time 

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

[Tweet] GyulCole Love

Gyuri: Let's enjoy

Nicole @ Gyuri: Kiss
Gyuri to Nicole: kkyak.... hahahaha 
me too ( -3-)
Nicole to Gyuri: Surprise kiss keke haha
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[Fan] 13.05.11. 2013 Dream Concert Fan Photos by Nicole-A


more @ source

[Fan] 13.05.11. 2013 Dream Concert Fan Photos by karacchanz

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

[News] KARA confirmed to star in five-part drama ‘Secret Love’


KARA has now been confirmed for ‘Wind Blows In Winter‘ PD Kim Kyu Tae‘s five-part drama ‘Secret Love‘!

Gyuri, Hara, Seungyeon, Jiyoung, and Nicole will star in the five-part romantic melodrama featuring one act plays led by each of the five members. The drama will touch upon the different kinds of love including one-sided love, first love, breakups, and more. It’s rumored that Hara will be the one up first in the five-part series, but according to the agency, that hasn’t been completely finalized yet.

A representative commented, “Director Kim Kyu Tae, who is the mastermind behind top-notch productions with his impressive cinematography, and his top writers will team up with KARA to create a sweet and lovely drama. Please look forward to KARA’s five-part love story in fall 2013.”

The show is planned to premiere in Korea first and then broadcast later in other countries across Asia.

Taken from AK

Kara Members to Work With “That Winter, The Wind Blows” Director

On May 15, an official from Kara‘s agency shared with TV Daily, “It’s been decided that Goo Hara, as well as the rest of Kara, will appear in the short drama.” 
The same person continued, “There will be five episodes in this short drama and each member will be the lead for each episode. The broadcast station and date hasn’t been set.”
Taken from SOOMPI  


KARA to be in Cine Drama “Secret Love”

Girl group KARA has been cast in a five-part cine drama set to show this fall.
A press release by the film’s production company MAYS ENTERTAINMENT said on Wednesday that ”Secret Love” will be an omnibus of five different romantic stories revolving around each member of the group.  
Each part will depict on a fairy-tale-like story surrounding their ways of reminiscing first love, enjoying the thrill of a secretive relationship, indulging in immortal love or undergoing the heartbreak of a parting. 

The drama will be directed by director Kim Gyu-tae who recently helmed Zo In-sung’s “That Winter, the Wind Blows” (2013) through which Kim proved his talent in bringing out beauty through imagery. 
“Secret Love” film will be accessible through television and theaters in various countries including Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan this fall. 
source | tenasia

There's another article that has more details, though according to the article above says nothing has been
finalized yet.

If this is true, that's some heavy story line. I'm curious what the other story lines will be.

[Fan] 13.05.11. 2013 Dream Concert Fan Photos by Toto Pt. 3 (Nicole)


[Tweet] Searching.


[Vid] 13.04.20. Samma No Mamma (Eng Subbed)

cr | steprider01

Saturday, May 11, 2013

[Vid] 13.05.11. 2013 Dream Concert Footage by sportsseoultv: STEP

@ 1:53

[Interview] TV Life: Nicole

Theme: Cooking

Addicted to Making Jam!

Nicole, the member in KARA who knows the most about cooking. Even though I cook a lot, I’m actually not very good at it!

Q: What is your favorite Japanese movie?
A: I recently watched “Calmi Cuori Appassionati” and it was really good. I’ve come to realize that love is largely about pride and timing. This movie made me think a lot.

Q: Introduce your dogs
A: My dogs love skinship and they always love to stick to people. I have one male and one female dog. The female one is the type who wants to be loved by everyone. (laughs) But the male one only likes to stick to me.

Q: Tell us your favorite Japanese phrase!
A: I like the phrase “suki dayo”. Not “suki” but “suki dayo”! (※ Note: “Suki” means “I like you”. She’s emphasizing on the way the the phrase is said.) Whenever I watch dramas and hear that phrase, I’ll think to myself, “I want to be told that too~” (laughs)

Q: A message for girls who look up to KARA!
A: The most important thing for girls is to believe in yourself! I believe that you will be able to shine if you have confidence. If you don’t have confidence, work hard towards being stylish or find a job that you have a passion for!

I’ve always liked to cook but only became addicted to it two years ago, I think? I look for recipes on the internet a lot but it’s also fun to add your own personal touch to them! My specialities are Korean stew (jjiggae) and fried rice. I like to make omelette rice (omurice) and Japanese curry too. My mom is great at cooking as well, she cooks delicious mackerel and steak (galbi) but I’m still not able to cook them as well as my mom. (laughs) My latest addiction is jam, and I have been eating it everyday. I make all sorts of jam, strawberry, mango and peach etc.

If I meet someone I like, I want to make a bento for him! If I secretly put the bento into his bag, he will think of me when he sees it right? (laughs) The bento will contain toast, jam and ham, and what kind of sweets should I put in? Cookies or brownie or cake? I want to make his favorite food for him.

Even for a person like me who loves to cook, there are some things that I can’t do… That is to slice a fish. I get scared when I look at its eyes! It looks like it’s saying to me, “I’m dead because of you…”. (laughs) In order to increase the variety of dishes that I can make, I want to be able to slice a fish… Ah~ As expected, I can’t do it! (laughs)


Photo credits: MYMT_A (via
Translation: melllllly@tumblr / _breakit@twitter

[Gifs] Nicole from We Got Married Gifs by KPOPcorn

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[Pics] 2013 Dream Concert: Nicole Photos Pt. 2

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[Pics] 2013 Dream Concert: Nicole Photos Pt. 1

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[Fan] Nicole 2013 Dream Concert Preview Fan Photos by KARAchanz & nicole-a



[Vid] 13.05.11. Entertainment Weekly: Park JoonGyu's Son Mentions KARA

Aw he's cute, only 15.
 I think he says Cole is his ideal in KARA :D

His name is Park Jong Hyuk, he and his brother just joined DSP Media not too long ago as actors!

I could have sworn Park JoonGyu knows Ms. Shirley.. I remember haha

[Tweet] Backstage Pictures


Today ! It was a very fun stage..we took lots of pictures too ^^ But it's too bad Hara wasn't thereㅜㅜ

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[Vid] 13.05.11. We Got Married (Nicole's Cut)

[Blab] Nicole on WGM

Nicole was 2nd at Daum after her appearance on We Got Married.

Junhee called her to help with Jinwoon's cake. She asked if Nicole saw Mamma Mia when Jinwoon's mother choose Nicole as her preferred wife for Jinwoon and Cole did see it XD

It really looked like Nicole was into making the cake haha. Junhee asked what should they put on the cake and Nicole's like how about "I like you", then Junhee's like "Aw so cute" and touched Cole's shoulder which surprised her haha. 

They tried out some girl group dances. Nicole (being the dance teacher she is lol) taught Juhee the Mister dance and was totally helping her out :)

That's all I can remember XD

Btw Cole was super pretty !!

Friday, May 10, 2013

[STAR COLUMN] Vol.1 - It’s Time for KARA’s Leader Gyuri & Youngest Member Jiyoung

Girl group KARA celebrates their 6th year anniversary in 2013. Two 20 year old girls at the time of debut have now transformed into women whilst the youngest 15 year old member then has grown into an adult. We have always seen the five girls performing together as one group on stage, now let us take a look at the girls’ individual activities.

I shall once again challenge to find out how KARA spends their time overseas, individually as well as their days off. Before this summer’s comeback, let’s peek into the everyday lives of the five girls. We will get to hear stories like who meets a certain character, who goes on a holiday and who spends a simple day with their friends etc. The story of KARA as they look back at winter, welcome spring and wait for summer shall be revealed.

The first two people we will look at is Gyuri and Jiyoung. Both of them experienced a ‘heart throbbing’ winter. One of them had the chance of transforming into another person while the other embarks on a new chapter of her life. The stories of Gyuri starring in “Nail Salon Paris” and Jiyoung who turns into a 20 year old university student begin now. /editor

Read the rest of the article here: melllllly@tumblr

Next week will feature SeungYeon and Nicole. I think Nicole is the one that will talk about her holiday ^^

[News] KARA for "Star Column"

100% KARA Real Story on NAVER 

KARA will be featured on NAVER’s “Star Column” for the next three Fridays, starting from today. The first two to be featured are Gyuri and Jiyoung. The girls will be talking about what they’ve been up to recently, as well as their thoughts from debut until now. The contents are in Korean but you can just take a peek at the article since there pictures there.

src | melly @ tumblr 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

[Fan] Nicole for TV LIFE Magazine


cr | MYMT_A

[Tweet] Hoarse Throat

Only saying good words ~~~ ♥
Though my throat was really hoarseㅜㅜ
It's not a joke.. ㅜkk

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Monday, May 6, 2013

[Tweet] California Girls

The sun is very strong today hh
California Girls - Kate Project
Really perfect!!!
Sigh let's enjoy it before it becomes sticky ㅜ

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Sunday, May 5, 2013



With pink bear

At the supermarket. (laughs) Since it was Children's Day yesterday, there was a pink bear! >_<  
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Friday, May 3, 2013

[Tweet] Couple Look: JiNi


Let's go home~~~
It's a couple look?

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