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Archive for January 13, 2010

►►Which group worked it better? MBLAQ vs. f(x)!

Previously, there was a sweatshirt/hoodie battle between MBLAQ and the Wonder Girls for the same branded sweatshirts/hoodies and according to the poll, MBLAQ won!

But now MBLAQ is back battling against the SM sisters f(x)!

►►[PICs] SHINee’s baby for “Hello Baby” Season 2 revealed!

What a cutie ^^ (although I don’t know if it’s a he or she just by looking at the picture…=.=;)

source: shinee hello baby + shakizi
credit weareshining

►►SNSD’s trainers, “We never made them stick to an 800 calories meal plan”

Interviewed with the head of A-Team, SNSD’s personal trainer Kim Jihoon.

There is still a controversial over SNSD’s meal plan; it was revealed on December of last year that SNSD consumed 800kcal per day. In response, there were mixed reactions. Some people were impressed, “As expected, celebrities are incredible”. On the other hand, others showed their concern for SNSD, “That type of meal plan is probably used for short period of time; they shouldn’t have disclosed such information. 800kcal is not even considered my snacks”.

To check whether this is true or not, I met with Kim Jihoon, SNSD’s personal trainer, the head of the A-Team.

There is still a controversy over SNSD’s meal plan. Do you acknowledge that SNSD consumes only 800kcal per day?

800kcal is false. So far, they have never disclosed someone’s meal plan to anyone. The controversy began when ‘certain trainer’ misinformed the interviewers from certain behind story program, while the head trainer was on hiatus for a month. In fact, that ‘certain trainer’ was not SNSD’s personal trainer.

The moment I read the news articles about SNSD consuming only 800kcal per day, I felt so bad for the SNSD members. That is because I knew those articles wouldl make Soshi members” lives harder. However, it’s still my responsibility that this has happened. Even though that ‘certain trainer’ has misinformed the interviewers, I’m responsible for it.

You said it is false. Then where did 800kcal come from?

First of all, we never gave such a harsh plan that consists of 800kcal per day to any of the SNSD members. In reality, their meal plan consists of 2000kcal or more per day. As a general rule, the head of the team and the personal trainer are supposed to design the meal plan together. They must first consider the factors of ‘Activity’ and ‘Consumption’. If one were to exercise rigorously without eating right, then one would lose their muscle mass. Consequently, this will lead to a Yo-Yo diet. However, since SNSD is busy with their schedule, they don’t have much time left for exercising. As a result, we decreased their calorie intake to balance it out. If they needed to lose weight in short a period of time, there were times when we adjusted their meal plan so they would consume 1200~1500kcal per day, which varied from member to member.

SNSD members are loved because they are full of life. SNSD is one of the A team’s valued customers and there is no reason for us to hinder their promotion activities by decreasing their calorie intake and putting them through rigorous exercise programs. In general, SNSD went through healthy exercise programs. Rather than focusing on burning off their fat, they went through exercise programs which were designed to increase their muscle mass. In order to increase one’s muscle mass, it is vital to eat right. So we worked harder to design SNSD’s meal plans and recommended them to eat right.


►►4Minute’s team sticker photo sparks interest among netizens

4minute member GaYoon uploaded a sticker photo of 4minute with staffs on her cyworld minihompy recently.

GaYoon posted the photo last January 12 and it was revealed that the photo was taken when the girls celebrated their first meal together with the staffs.

The members with their varying expressions and poses showed the girls having fun while taking the photo.

Netizens who saw the photo commented:

“4minute teamwork is good.”
“Like the photos posted last time, 4minute seems to enjoy taking sticker photos.”
“They look very cute. I wonder what first meal they celebrated.”

On January 23 a special package album of 4minute’s mini album “For Muzik” shall be released simultaneously on 9 Asian countries. The announcement is currently receiving good responses from the public.

source: newsen
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►►2NE1 on UFO Radio: Bom speaks about corn incident, Dara talks about her bizarre facial expression

On the most recent UFO Radio, 2NE1’s Sandara Park, Gong Minji, and Park Bom confessed their true feelings. Amongst the topics, the popular “Park Bom corn incident” arose.

After the image of her eating corn at night appeared on 2NE1TV, when people thought of “Park Bom”, “corn” would soon follow.

Park Bom stated regarding this, “I was really embarrassed about the corn incident but it felt like it was an opportunity for the fans to become friendlier with me.”, “I’ll be careful not to cause a second episode of the corn incident.”

Meanwhile, Sandara Park reveals the inside story about the bizarre self-ca’s on her me2day “Bizarre self-ca’s are like communicating with visual letters”, “I think that showing a picture is more effective than simply just saying what I’m doing or what I’m into these days.”

Especially since her photos are ‘pictures that are filled with the soul of art and rules’ she stated, “I cannot approve of other people calling them bizarre selca’s”.

Sandara Park, who’s wrinkled nose facial expression is like a mascot, said “Even with my nose wrinkled, I send messages to fans saying “I miss you, thank you, I’m good, I’m tired, I love you”, “Don’t you think that in the future, the wrinkled nose facial expression will become a trend?”

Gong Minji who is known for her mania for puppies confessed her feelings that “I can’t raise a puppy because I live with the other members, it’s a shame.”

Also, Gong Minji said “I want a cute puppy like G-Dragon’s dog ‘Gaho'”. When fans heard this, many fans pitied her stating, “She wants to raise a puppy but she can’t have one because of her surroundings.”

source: here
translation: GEE @
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►►[VID] BEAST and 4Minute’s pre-debut ski resort clip revealed!

Awesomeeeee~♥ Cube Family ^^

On the 14th, a predebut video of Beast and 4Minute from 2 years ago was revealed on the Beast official homepage. It shows the two groups when they were trainees, going on a MT to a ski resort and having fun.

source: newsen | translations by filmsession @ omona_prection
video: b4stminute

►►Most Illegally Downloaded Songs and other Files of 2009 in Korea

NOTICE this is only in Korea 😉

MBC’s sitcom, Un stoppable High Kick, Davichi, and Son Dam Bi’s “Saturday Night” was found to have the most illegal files.

On the 13th, Korea’s copyright protection center has announced the data of illegal files they had for 2009. In those results, the top show was Unstoppable High Kick with 129,401 files shared. No. 2 for shows was SBS’ Wife’s Temptation (84,097), and third was MBC’s Seon duk Yuwang with 75,376 files.

For music, the artist with the most illegal files downloaded was Davichi with 60,409 files. Second was Big Bang (57,091), and third, Lee Seung Gi (56,491).

For songs, Son Dam Bi’s “Saturday Night” had the most with 1216 files. No. 2 was Super Junior’s “Sorry Sorry” (1016), and 2NE1 and Big Bang’s “Lollipop” (975).

Probably not the best things that these artist got made the list, but it’s interesting to see what people in korea share illegally.