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Pissed. And ranted. Partly.

June 20th, 2008 (12:24 am)
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Some singaporean magazine called U-weekly has a recent mini write up on our boys, and they stated that the WEAKNESS of dbsk, according to a local reporter who was present at the KL concert 2006, claimed that he/she SUSPECTED that our boys lip synced almost the entire concert.

Feel insulted?

I am, and so i wrote an ass-long email to the suckers.


Hi.

 

I am writing in regard to your latest U-Weekly issue #132.

 

On page 29, in the Topic of the Week Section, I am utterly disappointed in the news reported regarding the Korean idol group, 東方神起.

 

Regarding 東方神起, when U-Weekly stated their weakness, I was torn between laughing out loud for the ignorance and hitting the roof for the inaccuracy of account.

 

That is because, not to mention the so-called weakness stated was dated back to two years ago (in which people DO improve over time, moreover two years), the paragraph claimed that the KL concert two years ago was SUSPECTED to be lip synced throughout.

Quite a truck of us were in that very concert, and we knew, and we can see and hear perfectly, that besides some fast tracks, the ballads, which made up almost 80% of the concert, were sang live. And it is also known that 東方神起 don't lip sync to ballads.

So, the article stated that the very reporter who went for the concert suspected, in which we have clips online (U-weekly may want to visit Youtube before trying to insist the stated suspicion) to prove that almost the entire concert was live.

 

This is truly an insult. A mere suspicion without further concrete evidence could be labeled as a weakness? Perhaps because U-Weekly, after squeezing all its brain juice, could not find a single fault with them, which was why a suspicion could be taken as a weakness? It misleads.

 

IF, the weakness stated was the official fanclub of 東方神起, Cassiopeia, the local 東方神起 fans could fully understand and agree. But Singaporean fans could not take it lying down when our boys were insulted. For your information, I was pretty surprise that the war-drama happened during one of Korean's biggest summer concert a week ago, the Dream Concert, could not even capture the local media's attention into putting it down into articles. Instead, all we get are always the latest kdrama and actors in korea, which, I'm pretty sure, most of us can't even put a finger into their faces in search of a name.

 

It is disappointing enough that Singapore media still see Kdrama as the only source of entertainment and trend affecting the world, or rather, Asia's trend. Just when the whole of Asia is head over heels with KPop, Singapore remains ignorant to the increasing popularity of Korean singers, especially 東方神起. I, together with an island of the Singaporean 東方神起 fans around me feel ashamed for fellow Singaporeans "kwave-fans" when majority of them still think naively that Rain rules in his country and that kdrama is the only hottest thing in Korea. Sorry if this sounds offending, because the public mass received information or perceived information largely from local media sources.

 

I am sorry for such an agitated post, perhaps part of the reason came from the fact that now Singapore media has been seen as ignorant by most of the international 東方神起 fans, because every single report on 東方神起, be it by any country, would be shared online.

 

Another small information since I do not see a single local report on that, 東方神起 official fanclub, Cassiopeia, has been listed in the Guinness World Record 2008 as the biggest fanclub in the world, and has overthrown the previous record holder, Michael Jackson. And this figure of 800,000 does not include the official Japanese fanclub(BigEast), the Malaysia fanclub (Kpop Kingdom), China fanclub, and those unofficial international fans.

 

Now, isn't it time for the local media to look into the whole of Asia for the real trend? If local media has known of the influence of 東方神起, or Kpop, in the whole of Asia, then why isn't the local media reporting on it?

 

Thank you for your time in reading this long email. Hope you will not appear to be too surprised upon conducting an online search. After a thoughout research, a clarification article will be encouraged. Thank you.

 

Comments

Posted by: kpopangel (kpopangel)
Posted at: June 19th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)

ahh it's on u-weekly? really? i didn't follow that. aish~ what's wrong with singapore media. they can't seem to stop making negative comments about foreign artistes or performer who performed here, huh. can still remember the last time they wrote an article following shinhwa's concert (2006) in a not-so-flattering way, i should say (forgot on which paper, though). again, how could they only wrote about 2006 concert when now is already 2008. ZOMG.. what proof do they have that our lovely boys lip-synched?

Posted by: this is a bitch. (luvkangta)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
beautiful lina.

exactly! and i think local media sort of, was offended by our boys two years ago during the KL concert. I saw reports in different magazines critisizing that our boys were not interactive enough and that they were "proud" for being late for 45 mins the press conference. i'm not sure about the reasons for the late in press conference, but i know that ours boys might be feeling tired especially a few members at that time were ill. aish.

and what pissed me off is that local media TOTALLY ignore Kpop.

Posted by: Vanny♥ (vanny92)
Posted at: June 19th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)

I don't really get why everyone's so uptight about it.

It is true that the boys lipsynched for all the fast songs, and it is true that what U-weekly said was quite the insult.

However, didn't the magazine say something along the lines of "Even though the boys are known for being talented in both singing and dancing etc etc..", or something? I remember being really angry when my mom told me about U-weekly saying that DBSK lipsynched for the M'sia concert.

But, after reading that article, I didn't feel the pain anymore because I thought, "At least they recognise the boys as being talented in singing and dancing. And they are just wondering why they lipsynched even though they can sing and dance."

Calm down~~ I think people are kinda blowing things out of proportion. I bet U-weekly must have received 982374928374 complains already, and I don't think it's gonna reflect well on us fans here in Singapore.

-huggles-

Kudos to your email, though.

Posted by: this is a bitch. (luvkangta)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
Kangta.

The article did write that they are good in singing and dancing, but by stating that they suspected they lip synced almost for the entire KL concert 06 was hinting that some ajustments to their voices were perhaps done when they were recording, and that they can't handle big stage. At least, this is what two or three of my non-fan friends told me on how they felt after reading. If my non-fan friends could feel that, why not those so many other ignorant singaporeans who do not even know how dbsk look like?

i guess this is some snowballing thing, this email of mine. I am already LONG pissed at local media for ignoring Kpop like, TOTALLY. and now finally they are reporting something on kpop, ... . aish.

lots of us have sent polite mails, but U-weekly totally ignore us.

Posted by: YuTing (: (pung_seon)
Posted at: June 19th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
susu cute

hey ya I agree with your friend vanny. When you just told me I felt immensely insulted. But after I read it I thought like hey, at least they said their singing not bad, though the lipstncing was still pretty insulting. There goes the same for suju, the subgroup part was pretty insulting. And abt dbsk having 4 jap album just further proves that they didnt research. I'm gonna send them an email too but
probably not as agitated as yours haha. I have pictures of that article(cos I don't have scanner), you want? Haha.

But hey, that's a cool email, especially the kdrama part, totally speaks my
mind. (:

Posted by: this is a bitch. (luvkangta)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
Kangta.

^ Read the reply above then.

Posted by: YuTing (: (pung_seon)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
junsu hi!

hmm yah they totally ignore kpop thats what really pissed me and all. and its not like as if those taiwanese artists doesnt lip sync or anything.

But the point is, they wont give a damn about us, cos they probably would think that we cant do anything.

I suggest we boycott! :DDDDD

Posted by: YuTing (: (pung_seon)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)

do you think i should snail mail or email..or both?

Posted by: this is a bitch. (luvkangta)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC)
Kangta.

both. email is free. plus, snail mails will get to them, and emails could be ended up as SPAM.

Posted by: this is a bitch. (luvkangta)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
Junsu? MINE.

exactly.

they were probably thinking: dbsk is not popular here, no one would be sending complain letters/emails to us anyways.

and so, the MORE we should react.

boycott no use, cos we only so little..T_T my mom likes anyways

Posted by: Anissa (luvjj)
Posted at: June 19th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)

one word: bravo.

Posted by: this is a bitch. (luvkangta)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
beautiful lina.

oh guh I MISSED YOU.

Posted by: [m8] (mickey8)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)

you so should count me in me for sarcastic yet provoking (yet informative) email. not that yours aren't good enough. but u know what both of us can do. XDDDDD

lovely, Es. lovely. ♥

Posted by: this is a bitch. (luvkangta)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
Sweetness

mic! well..you were emo'ing..wouldn't want you to have high blood pressure. BUT. write one too! then send it to me, email of course, i'll try to print it out and send it to them by snail mail.

my bitching twin XD ♥

Posted by: [m8] (mickey8)
Posted at: June 21st, 2008 09:08 am (UTC)

oh...yes i was indeed. but i'm alright now... i feel good by bitching, don't you know that already? XD

nah... i think you've got them good enough. will they reply? tsk.

Posted by: MissyEs .:. 大小姐 (outlandishhh)
Posted at: June 24th, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
mm?Min.

mic..i hate msn! they have been denying my access for days! and my brother went to delete it =.= now don't know why cannot download =.=

Posted by: [m8] (mickey8)
Posted at: June 24th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)

everyone hates msn...if you still can't download it when you see this, go to www.e-buddy.com and sign in from there... it's a webmessenger and it's pretty cool. ^^

Posted by: JING (jing_16)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)

*claps*

Posted by: this is a bitch. (luvkangta)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
Junsu? MINE.

*claps for you girls too*

Hwaiting for the snail mail!

Posted by: Ana (kawaii_shuai)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 05:19 am (UTC)

GO ES GOOOO 8DDDD

**feeds you cookiiiieeeessss**

Posted by: this is a bitch. (luvkangta)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
Icecreammy Jae <3

*munches on cookies and glomps you*

YOUAREHERE! MISSED YOU, WOMAN. <3

Posted by: Ana (kawaii_shuai)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 02:04 pm (UTC)

**is glomped** 8DDDDDD

Posted by: Ana (kawaii_shuai)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)

you better update us on their reply LOLZ

Posted by: this is a bitch. (luvkangta)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC)
angelic smile

i will!

if only they reply T_T

Posted by: Ana (kawaii_shuai)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)

well they should XDDDDD

Posted by: ~雪~ (cherjae)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)

is it on this wk's u-weekly with tt ridiculous lollipop grp??haha
cos was tempted to buy when i saw dbsk and suju.. thank god i didnt...

u-weekly is turning very tabloidy... catering to aunties so.. really... aunties dun care for kpop and we dont care for u-weekly...hahaha

but to say the boys lipsync the whole concert is CRAP!!! was tt reporter even there?? is he/she/it was.. he/she/it better give up his/her/its ticket the next dbsk concert comes cos US FANS WRITE BETTER CONCERT REVIEWS ANYWAY~~~

WHEE~~~

<3

Posted by: this is a bitch. (luvkangta)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
angelic smile

*nods*
LOL. my mom always buy so....

YES! cos aunties watch kdrama, and leave kpop untouched =.=

the one writing the article wasn't there, but he said that A LOCAL reporter was THERE. mm. maybe he's deaf? or our boys were so good that he thought it was lip synced? LOL!

<3

Posted by: bao_bao (bao_bao)
Posted at: June 20th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)

U ROCK BY WRITING BACK!!!

but i guess they will just ignore it n treat it as a crazy fan trying to protect her idols... (i hate them for doing tat)

i havent read though... :( but i guess they didn give dbsk enuf credit for their hard work ne?

Posted by: MissyEs .:. 大小姐 (outlandishhh)
Posted at: June 24th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
mm?Min.

that's right! i think they will simply ignore =.=

Posted by: Owdray (owdray)
Posted at: June 24th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)

OMG A REPORTER FROM KL? Shit. I'm ashamed. Stupid reporter.If I ever found her/his office, i'll lead the whole Malaysia cassiopeia to her/his office.

*STABS STABS STABS the reporter*

I was at the concert 2 years ago and I swear it wasn't lip sync except for the Rising sun , Tri-angle and a few fast songs but 80% was definitely sang live!

I feel like murdering them.

Posted by: MissyEs .:. 大小姐 (outlandishhh)
Posted at: June 24th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
Poke Ooh?Chun!

no..it's a local reporter going to the KL concert two years ago, so don't feel ashamed! we should be the one feeling ashamed *sighs*

<333

Posted by: Owdray (owdray)
Posted at: June 24th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)

OH OH We shall feel ashamed together... Haih... WHY LAAAAA? These people are so lifeless and they had to pick this kind of stuff to write about. I bet they're doing that to get more readers.

Posted by: caprishiqi (caprishiqi)
Posted at: July 6th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
Junsu Piano 2 <3

Sorry I'm slow k.
Hahaha.

But.

ZOMG. CHLOE. I LOVE YOUR LONG EMAIL.
XD

You shot them in the head. ^^

Posted by: MissyEs .:. 大小姐 (outlandishhh)
Posted at: July 7th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
gorgeous yunho<3

lol. thank you<3

they clarrified..though it's damnnnnn small, only like, one line, but it's enough. <3

Posted by: vrilly :) 브릴리 (vrilly)
Posted at: July 8th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)

http://vrilly.livejournal.com/84430.html#cutid1 TAGGED YOU!

Posted by: yesungx3 (yesungx3)
Posted at: July 26th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)

Hey :) I just read your fic 'The Path to Make you love me' it's a great fic :) I'm new to LJ and I love the way you've written your fic :). It's the first one I read here, and your fanfics made me join LG so I could comment :) Hope you don't mind me adding you as a friend :)

Posted by: this is a bitch. (luvkangta)
Posted at: July 27th, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC)
angelic smile

aw, you're SO SWEET, thank you~ Guh i feel so honoured <33
Yeah sure, let's be friend =)

btw..my writing journal is not this. If you're looking for my fics, all are stored in outlandishhh =)

Posted by: Jiro (yukijirou)
Posted at: August 16th, 2008 09:29 am (UTC)

hahaha! U-Weekly got pwned! Love the mail, love teh you! XD!!! LOL!

Anyway, I've never heard or seen DBSK Live Ballads lip-synced o.O And I find myself in constant awe at their talent! Stupid locals! Seriously! -.-

Pwahahaha! I never really understood all the hype about Rain! pft!

Posted by: this is a bitch. (luvkangta)
Posted at: August 17th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
beautiful lina.

EXACTLY. stupid locals.

mm? which country are you from anyways?

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