On Devina Dediva and Megan Young

We all know that Megan Young is the new Miss World. This is the first time that the Philippines had a Miss World winner so it’s a big deal for us. The social media was filled with posts of congratulations and happiness to Megan Young. However, a person can never please everyone. There are always some people who would find something bad from it.

Devina Dediva is a normal person who is also part of the social media. One thing about the social media is that it can easily spread anything you post on it. On Devina’s case, what she posted insulted thousands of Filipinos everywhere.

The photo above shows like the summary of the ‘racist’ comments that Devina has posted on her Facebook. It was quite defaming actually. When I read that, I was quite insulted because of how she put the Filipinos done.

Knowing the Filipinos, they will never let anyone put them down. So here comes the Filipino Netizen soldiers that started bashing Devina. Even if I didn’t see any hate messages that was sent to her, I’m pretty sure they are really hurtful and over the line. Some Filipinos are false patriot that they become hypocrite. They would send hate messages such as, “Your race is way lower than ours so you better not say that” or “You’re as smelly as a pig”. I think Devina Dediva is Indian so this kind of just justified the sample hate messages.

Well first of all, I’m not putting down the Indians okay? I’m just saying that a lot of Filipinos might be thinking of sending these kind of messages to her. Let’s not do this. Devina Dediva just posted whatever is on her mind. Is that wrong? NO. But what she posted is wrong and insulting. But is that enough to send her stupid hate messages? Freaking no..

Grow up people. Sending her any hate messages or threatening her won’t do anyone good. Does Megan Young shows in public that she gives a damn? No. People are sending her hate messages because their ego and their pride was put down. Think like a mature person would. She apologized, let’s accept it. It’s not like she killed a person or something. Go hate on those freaking thieves (CORRUPT POLITICIANS) and bash them to no end. Or is it because these freaking thieves can do anything to you and Devina can’t?

Move on.

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What Did the Fox Say?

This is one of the most random songs and music videos that I have ever seen. I’m not new to weird lyrics but this is beyond random. It’s like it’s made by a little kid who was trying to identify a fox’s sound. Add a cast wearing animal hats and poof! What did the fox say?

I first learned about this at 9gag. I never knew the connections of those posts about What Did the Fox Say? until I came across a comment about this being a song. it’s not retarded (as many people likes to point out rudely) but it’s a something. It’s not the best song out there but it’s catchy. Actually, I can’t keep it out of mu head for now. I guess I’ll just keep it on loop until I hate it and move on.

And now I’m actually checking out their other music videos and it’s more or less like WDTFS?. I remembered making the lyrics of our song for the Math Song competition in 2nd year. We actually just put the definitions from the book to the paper, tweaked it a bit then added the melody. I think that’s pretty much what they did to this.

This is unusual but it’s actually pretty cool. Random and humorous music videos and songs.

Girl’s Generation: From Black Ocean to One of Korea’s Brightest Stars

Sunny. Sooyoung. Tiffany. Jessica. Yoona. Yuri. Seohyun. Taeyeon. Hyoyeon. Who are these girls?

If you’re a Kpop fan and you don’t know who SNSD are, are you really a kpop fan? (When I say K-Pop fan, I mean a person who listens to K-Pop music and knows variety of K-groups.) SNSD is one of Korea’s brightest stars and they’re usually on the front page of Allkpop. But they never reached their success without experiencing some hardships.

They debuted in 2007 and was the dubbed as the female version of their label-mate and hallyu stars Super Junior. Their large number of members was criticized as much as Super Junior was when they debuted (SuJu originally had 13 members). Before forming this group,  there were many member changes that happened. If you want the whole story, read here: http://snsdkorean.com/2010/01/02/the-making-of-so-nyuh-shi-dae/

When they debuted with Into The New World, they already had a fanbase and are now called the SONEs. Well, if they have fans, they also have haters. Legends said that the main reason why they had a large number of haters because they were close with male idols. But who knows right? Or maybe these haters are just jealous on how pretty these girls are.

Well, speaking of haters, one main highlight of SNSD’s career was their first Dream Concert in 2008. What happened? The dreaded BLACK OCEAN.

What’s a Black Ocean? K-Pop groups have their own fan colors. For SNSD, it’s Pastel Rose Pink. So the fans carry these light sticks during a concert or a performance of the idol. SNSD’s Black Ocean happened during the Dream Concert which is a concert where there are also other groups performing. The place is packed with different fandoms and they are all seated according to their fandom.

Now, there are two main theories why the Black Ocean happened.

1. There was a FANWAR which occured when members of different fandoms had some misunderstanding that they decide to sabotage the other fandom’s idols. They said that fanwar was the main reason why there was a Black Ocean for SNSD, fanwar between SONEs and CARTEL, Cassiopeia (DBSK), ELF (Super Junior) and Triple S (SS501).

2. They just don’t like SNSD. Maybe they have their own reasons but CARTEL decided to put the matters on their own hands and just decided to turn off their light sticks.

But whatever the main reason was, I don’t think it’s worth opening up because these four fandoms are kind of civil with each other. Let’s keep it that way.

In short, Black Ocean occurs when a fandom decides to turn off their light sticks when a specific group is performing. This is uncommon in K-Pop.

SNSD’s Black Ocean. You don’t see much lights from other fandoms.

While watching their performance, I really felt bad for them. They prepared so hard for this and was expecting to do their best for the audience. Can you imagine the shock and pain that they might have felt when they saw the Black Ocean? You can actually feel it on their voice and see it in their eyes. Most of them, if not all, we’re holding back tears. You can hear their voices cracking and some went out a bit of tune. It was a sad moment. But the girls did not breakdown, they proceeded to perform as what was practiced. After their performance, we never knew what happened on the backstage. Did they cry? Got angry?

I wasn’t a fan yet of SNSD when this happened. I knew about them through a friend when she told me to watch Gee.

This was the typical cutie K-Pop music videos and typical inside the box favorite of SM Entertainment. But, this was the MV that rose them to their status right now. It was a big hit that they became a hit and started gathering more fans in and out of Asia. They were then given the title “National Girl Group” because of their fame and influence. They bagged more commercials and endorsements than ever before.

SNSD definitely had already made an impact in Korea. Some of the are also acting now and Taeyeon I think recorded the most OSTs out of the nine. They are all over the news. But is this really everything for them? What’s next?

I want them to have relationships, like a bf-gf relationship. That’s normal but not for them. Some fans thinks that they own these girls that the thought of them dating sounds like a very big issue. But let’s just pause and think, they’re not getting any younger. They need someone to take care of them. Hyoyeon said that she wants to get married early. I’m pretty sure some of them have a special person in their life. Let’s just give them what they want, okay?

Also, I think they should cut the cuteness now. They became popular because of aegyo but I think it’s time to slowly cut that off now and start showing more mature side. I Got A Boy was awesome (but too colorful don’t you think?). Their IGAB album was cool and was full of new music that definitely suits the SNSD now. They really are going with the flow.

In the future, we hope to see SNSD succeed, either as a group or as an individual. SNSD, FIGHTING!

<photos not mine>