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Now that I look at the final edit of the Music Monday, I’m not sure if I made my point clearly enough with 2NE1’s video. Doing videos on the internet means you have to compete with limited attention spans, so you gotta get to your point as soon as you can before people drift off. People have longer attention spans when they’re reading blog posts, though, so I can get a bit more in depth here, I think:

Here’s what I was trying to get at: 2NE1’s video poses a bit of a conundrum for me, and I’m not sure if it’s the core message that poses the conflict or if it’s just that they didn’t get enough time in their video to flesh out the argument. From what I saw, the video in a nutshell suggests “virtual world = bad, real world = good.” Connect more with the real world around you than the virtual world on your phone. My point, though, is this: 2NE1 exists in the virtual world. You view them on your phones and on your laptops and iPads. You don’t know them in real life. You’re lucky if you can see them in concert. There’s nothing real to you about 2NE1, by their definition of real vs virtual, that is.

2NE1’s virtual world is so much more colorful and vivid than Dara’s real monotonous world – both in color and pattern, so Dara’s boyfriend plugs into Virtual Paradise. But…but…real life is better, right? Is that what 2NE1’s getting at? If that’s the case, then isn’t the way the Virtual Paradise is described a lot like how Kpop is described? It’s so much more vivid and colorful. People look different. They speak a different language. They live in a different world. Their music sounds different. And gotdamn they’re so much prettier than we are. Kpop is the virtual paradise. Your life around you is the real world.

Kpop isn’t only a genre of music. I’d argue that it isn’t a genre to begin with, the way Rock and Folk and Electronica are genres, because Kpop has no consistent sound to it. Kpop is more of an aesthetic than a genre. Kpop is more often music for eyes than it is for ears. And the music for eyes that Kpop makes is, for many people outside of Korea, a version of Virtual Paradise.

So, I’m not really sure how 2NE1 can reconcile their video’s message with their careers. Are 2NE1 saying “don’t drink that poison! I just saved you! Here: drink OUR poison instead!” I don’t want to think that 2NE1’s saying that. It’s like us here at Eatyourkimchi saying “get off the internet! YouTube sucks!” when our careers are on the internet.

My basic argument is that I don’t agree with what 2NE1 are posing as opposites. The dichotomy between real world and virtual paradise doesn’t exist. Nothing is virtual. Everything around us is a part of our real lives, and seeking distractions is a part of human existence. If we don’t do it online, we do it in books. If we don’t do it in books we do it in play. If we don’t do it in play we do it in our minds as we walk and think. We do it when we listen to other people’s stories when they talk to us. It’s exceptionally challenging to be in the moment, when so much of what we do depends on things not in our immediate vicinity.

We’re built to think about things outside of us. We’re all escapists in one form or another. Sure, our current world makes it easier for us to do so, by giving us interesting pictures and videos to look at much more easily than it would be for us to conjure them up in the aether of our thoughts. To argue against distraction isn’t going to get us anywhere. I welcome distraction, and so I’m not really agreeing with 2NE1 here.

I will find a middle ground with them, though. Hey: maybe they’re not arguing against all distraction and “virtual paradises” altogether. They might not be arguing against the dichotomy; maybe they’re just arguing for moderation, which is something I can agree with. Don’t check your phone constantly when we’re talking face to face, please. Most people can’t carry on two conversations at once, and talking on your phone makes you suck at talking in person. Unless you’re the rare exception that can keep up with both conversations, in which I don’t mind, but I haven’t yet met someone who can do justice to both at once. Technology’s doing so much to help us connect with others away from us that we’re forgetting how to connect to people in front of us.

Aw hell. That’s too much to talk about in one blog post, but at least I could talk about it more here than I could in the video! I’ll leave it at this: I know we sometimes talk about deep stuff on Kpop Music Monday, like we did in the Cleansing Cream review, the Grasshopper Song review, and now, in a small way, this review. Can we do this for every Kpop Music Monday? No. A lot of kpop videos are very superficial and empty. Some videos use symbolism, but not in any ways that convey messages that interest us. I won’t care about love songs from people that have been singing about love for less time than I’ve been married, because I don’t think that their messages can contribute anything of value to me. Maybe they can be of interest to others. Sorry that we can’t help in that way. The same way some people can read illuminati symbolism into videos, we’re also not interested in those kinds of analyses, because they bore us.

This video, though, had a message that we found stimulating, so we dealt with it more than we did with other, personally less interesting videos. I hope you found this somewhat interesting as well, I hope! Let us know your thoughts and what you take away from it. Are 2NE1 raging against their own careers? Or is there another way to view their hostility towards Virtual Paradise?

Another opinion we need of you, to fan the flames of Fanwar (the Struggle is real!) let us know what comeback you liked more. We can’t agree amongst ourselves. Whose side do you agree with?

On a less serious note: here’s more footage of Spudgy and Meemers being freaking cute as hell!

 

Aaaand, just in case some people want the 2NEmum video on its own, we made a separate video for it as well. Check it out here if you’re interested :D

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  1. aw seeing spudgy wait at the door made me feel so sad T^T

  2. Hmm… I’m surprised that the English wasn’t harped on.

  3. If someone here didn’t understand the MV, go watch Total Recall and you will get it x) ! If you did understand the MV, go watch Total Recall because it’s good anyway !
    So, I really liked this song but mostly for the Kazoo (Kazoo, I just love to say that with the London accent, it’s brilliant) part because this is 2NE1’s attitude for me.

    Talking now about THE BATTLE ! So I’ve always like 2NE1 even if I disliked some song but I NEVER liked SNSD and I hated everything I heard from them. But seriously, Mr. Mr. is one of the best K-pop song I’ve heard in a while. Disco vibe, cool electro, awesome voices, the bridge has some ballz. I was really pleased to hear something like that in K-pop and, to be honest, I didn’t think it could come from SNSD.
    So what was better, 2NE1’s Come Back Home or SNSD’s Mr Mr ? 2NE1’s MV wins. Of course. Who could possibly argue ? But coming to the music, SNSD’s is definitely more Kpopish so I would go for them this time even if I really like Come Back Home. The only problem for me is that there are really good parts but too many weak ones in this one.

  4. Your shirt Martina… I want it (@_@”)

    Seriously though, I’ve lived enough of what’s in the Forgot My Phone video to be fed up with that kind of behaviour. It’s just lame when the picture is more important than the sight. People at concerts not even raising their eyes to look at the stage as they’re too concerned about how stable their camera is, so as to have better ‘proof’ that they were there. These things are that with which people construct their lives as others see it and, to an extreme, this ‘curating’ becomes more important and validating than having lived that time in the first place. It’s a lot more common than it should be and my takeaway from the MV was just that: don’t forsake the sight for the picture.

  5. If we’re talking “Come Back Home” V “Mr Mr” I think SNSD won hands down. It’s a better song imo. But I have to admit that I think 2NE1’s album is a lot stronger than SNSD’s ep. Particularly liking Crush at the mo.

  6. I agree with you guys 100% on the video being contradicting. For international fans, myself included, the internet is the ONLY way to get access to K-Pop. I probably wouldn’t be into K-Pop like I am now if not for the internet. How else can I watch K-Pop MVs and performances and TV Shows and get access to the music? Not to mention EYK videos! :D I definitely agree with the exoticness of K-Pop videos and South Korea and foreign appeal of it. I’m interested in different cultures and countries around the world and want to learn more. I’m used to my area and my country and all. Getting to experience something new, different and fresh (at least to someone who’s not from Korea) is an amazing experience. :)

  7. I think they’re saying that something like this shouldn’t happen in the future. We shouldn’t let this happen to people. As our society gets even more advanced, we have to remember that there is a world outside that we cannot forget, even if they do have things like a virtual paradise. Programmed things have no physical feelings like humans; they’re just machines. They might have machines and virtual worlds in the future, but that’s artificial and nothing like REAL human interaction, no matter how real it might seem.

  8. The music video reminds me of the matrix, but now you’ve mentioned the online/phone world it does make sense. Do you think in the near future we’ll be so involved with our cyber lives that we won’t talk to anyone in real life? Hmm makes me wonder. On a less deep note; omg spudgey and meemers are so adorable! Spudgey looked so happy when you came back home, his little tail wagging, I can’t contain my cuteness feels!!! x3

  9. Martina? What is written on your shirt? Tattooed but …?

  10. you chose snsd because park bom had ps?

  11. 8 votes difference across nearly 16K votes that’s a virtual tie. I’m torn as to who has the best comeback. I’m biased, 2NE1 wins, but just. Mr Mr is great, Come Back Home is why I love 2NE1. 2NE1 (and CL) had 4 okay songs in a row, SNSD last song was a mess IMHO. 2NE1 had a longer streak, SNSD a greater pit to dig out of.

  12. 2NE1 come back hom mv youtube Kpop ranking 1 , happy mv 3.. psy 2.snsd.4
    2NE1 come back hom mv youtube Kpop ranking 1 , happy mv 3.. psy 2.snsd.4
    2NE1 come back hom mv youtube Kpop ranking 1 , happy mv 3.. psy 2.snsd.4

  13. i love this review and your insight on the video is great :’D (andalsohowcouldgirlsgeneration’svideoevencomparetothisqualityofvideoandmeaning.forreal.thiswasthebest2ne1videoEVER.)
    although i kinda have to disagree on the acoustic part i loved it :D i noticed that in the acoustic part, CL is wearing animal-print clothing and her hair looks like an animal mane. they also put her up against a background of palm tree leaves at one point. then she gets plugged into the digital device – i don’t even know if that holds significance, but just the idea of a very natural, wild animal being plugged into something so manmade seemed interesting to me.

  14. I feel bad for doing this to 2NE1, but this time SNSD won in my books. I have always loved both groups, but I was more on 2NE1’s side. I feel like I am alone here, but I didnt.. really.. enjoy …. their comeback :c ! The song Come Back Home is too inconsistent to me, although the video is great! I honestly think Happy is a better song, but it is not really a song I want to hear on replay all day! Mr. Mr. was not as great a video, but the song is addicting. SNSD did a fabulous job not only on Mr. Mr., but the rest of their new songs as well! I have not heard such great music like this from in a while, but on 2NE1’s part, I am still waiting for something really great! I loved the video guys and Martina: Orange Caramel MV is finally out and it is phenomenal! Hope you guys like it too!

  15. ahahaa, luv how you slid in your addiction for Sherlock!! ;)

  16. Aw shiz Girls’ Generation is beating 2NE1 on the poll. D:
    As for the break in the song with CL rapping from the unplugged version…AT LEAST IT WAS CLASSIER THAN GG’s “I Got a Boy”, because the breaks in “I Got a Boy” were just…cringe-worthy and NOT CLASSY.
    I happened to really enjoy the placement of the unplugged segment. It sounded pretty nice to me…I love the cello part with the guitar. <3
    I also thought "Mr. Mr." was not even that catchy. Being 2NE1-biased, I really truly honestly tried to listen with a fair ear…but even the very beginning of "Come Back Home" had me intrigued with those notes on the marimba or whatever that instrument was. I was pretty hooked from that, while I can't even remember what "Mr. Mr." sounds like, and I watched it at least five or six times in a row.

  17. I loved “Come Back Home”! It was so good, although i do agree that the acoustic was kinda random. However 2Ne1 Trumps Girls Generation BIG TIME!!!!!!

  18. i didn’t really like this song, I don’t know why :(

  19. I adore both SNSD and 2ne1, but I have to say, 2ne1 had a better comeback.

    SNSD’s Mr.Mr. was pretty good, the video not so much. Their album was okay, but my personal favorite song was Soul, which was a Korean remake of a Chinese song. Goodbye and Wait A Minute were the better tracks on the album.

    2ne1 came back with Come Back Home, an okay song (in my opinion) and great video. But their album had amazing songs like Crush, MTBD, and Gotta Be You. Especially after the not-so-great singles in 2013, their album was the best thing we could’ve gotten.

  20. I loved 2NE1’s MV, it may have been chaotic but it was also extremely visually pleasing.

    What I interpreted from this video is that the real world dara & the rest of 2ne1 are isolated from those who use technology every waking minute to feel happy in the dystopia they live in. 2NE1 enters the virtual realm to see what its like, and hate it’s overindulgence and so they destroy it. I don’t think 2NE1’s saying “technology is bad” but to use it in moderation as y’all have said. 2NE1 in the song wants real human connection, to “come back home”, for people to stop overdoing one thing.

  21. I loved 2NE1’s comeback, and I was genuinely surprised that not everyone liked it, at least a little. At first the kazoo bit threw me but I loved the reggae, strong melodies and chord sequences and altogether it was a really interesting and original song, even compared to their other songs. It was more mature and I wondered if “Come Back Home” could have been a call to Blackjacks to come back home to mama 2NE1 as well? Anyway I loved it and the video only made me love it more.

    The sci-fi theme pleasantly surprised me considering the reggae, but I thought it was a nice twist which suited the song and was a suitably developed, large scale and different concept for 2NE1 since Missing You etc, whilst also tying in nicely with All Or Nothing. The production values really helped, the money was worth it for the movie epic-ness and it was much more pleasant to watch, personally, than SNSD’s MV, which was ordinary at best. I don’t know if it was because of the data losses but SNSD’s MV was underwhelming for me, I’m not a SONE but I expected something really awesome after a year and Mr Mr didn’t deliver that, whereas 2NE1 did. I really wanted to like Mr Mr, if only to support SNSD and K-Pop, but it was just meh for me. All the points I liked (e.g. suits, cuff dance and concept) were OK but could have been so much better. The song also was meh, good, but not ground-breaking and while I know IGAB was too much, it was at least more interesting. I don’t think Mr Mr will be a notable page in SNSD’s history whereas I think Come Back Home will.

    As for the meaning of this video, I think YG said it was about immersion in the digital world and overusing phones and stuff, but TBH I don’t think they would have thought about the meaning so much as to consider Simon’s point above. I think they were just trying to make a good video with a clear message and hint of symbolism, as opposed to genuinely trying to make a statement about changing things. Such is K-Pop. I appreciated it though, and it’s a relatively non-clich√© concept which made the love lyrics more meaningful, far-reaching and accessible.

    The album I didn’t love at first, but it’s really grown on me. I hated Crush at first but then I also hated IATB at first, so there you go; I love it now, especially those English lines they take turns on. All the other songs I like either some or a lot; they all have very particular identities, in terms of genre and what they are for 2NE1, and the whole album is overall very varied, there’s a song for everyone. It is perhaps lacking a little cohesion, I think their 2nd mini album with IATB, Hate You, Go Away and Ugly was better, if only because they were all awesome songs with individuality AND consistency, but still, a great listen and worth the wait.

    Also, 2NE1’s styling and fashion was amazing as usual, don’t even need to discuss it, and while I anticipated SNSD vs 2NE1 I agree that there’s no real use comparing; they are different in purpose and concept and so they don’t aim for the same things in K-Pop. SNSD doesn’t need to have ground-breaking music or concepts and 2NE1 doesn’t need to have perfectly synchronised ground-breaking choreography. I personally like 2NE1 more if only because I found them first; I love that the members are SO differentiated and that there are so FEW (which I absolutely didn’t appreciate when I first found them and K-Pop, I appreciate it a lot more now).

    Sorry for long comment, loved Meemers’ voice and the lipsynching quotes! :D

  22. My interpretation of the MV was that the virtual paradise was a place where people who are (terminally) ill go to, to forget their disease and live happily and painless untill they die. And you know how a lot of people are, those kind of things are ok, as long it doens’t affect them. Now, Dara (in the beginning) might also be thinking that the virtual paradise is good, but Dara’s boyfriend suddenly is one of those people who are dying and wants to escape the pain (I’m thinking this ’cause there’s a scene where they’re sitting at the table and he’s crushing pills with a spoon. Those pills might be painkillers and the fact that he’s crushing them may stand for him being sick of taking pain medicine and being sick). She first accepts his choice, but seeing him lying there makes her sad and angry. The other 3 members have experienced similar losses and the 4 of them decide to destroy this virtual paradise. Now, some of you who are reading this might think, “why would they want to destroy that? It’s kinda a good idea”. Simple, the people who choose to die in this virtual world might be happy, but the people left behind are, well, left behind. The virtual paradise is advertised as a happy and good thing for everyone, but the truth is that the people left behind are still hurting just as much as when natural death occurs, maybe even more. The fact that these people choose to die in virtual happiness might give the people left behind a feeling of being robbed from their last moments together. Destoying the virtual paradise might come across as “you can’t die happily”, but it can also be seen as giving the people a last few precious moments together. Or maybe I’m just reading too much into this :D

    And about the comebacks, I personally like 2NE1’s comeback more, ’cause when I listen to both songs, 2NE1 has a lot more parts that were stuck in my head after only one listen (like the kazoo breakdown and the “come back ho~me”). SNSD’s song just didn’t do it for me. Also, when I heard that 2NE1 title song was gonna be called “Come Back Home”, the first thing I thought about was Seo Taiji and Boys’ “Come Back Home” and with papa YG being part of Seo Taiji and Boys I was expecting a lot and became really excited for this comeback (despite Seo Taeji being from before my time :p). And when I heard that SNSD’s song was going to be called “Mr.Mr”, the first thing I thought about was the boyband Mr.Mr. … I obviously was not the only one who thought that and, well, we all know what happened after that, so yeah (Sidenote, I like Mr.Mr’s Mr.Mr more than SNSD’s Mr.Mr, just putting that out there as well :p). On top of that, I feel that 2NE1’s song has a much deeper meaning and has a lot more raw emotion put into the vocals. Just listening to the song makes me all nostalgic and sad. I get the same feeling as when I reminisce about the past and how good it was and how I’d do anything to go back, but that’s just me. Yup, that was it. But apart from all that, 2NE1 FIGHTING!!! SNSD FIGHTING!!!

  23. The best song!! (Even if the poll says “best comeback”, hehe~)

  24. I prefer SNSD’s song but 2ne1’s video. Then again, I’m kind of ambivalent towards both groups beyond, like, three or four songs that they’ve released.

    That said, I actually really enjoyed this MM because of the point you made about the virtual reality. I normally prefer light humour to meta stuff, but this time I really appreciated it. (Possibly because I have a philosophy exam tomorrow.)

    Also… is it just me, or is the lip sync a YG thing? I remember people complaining about TOP and Lee Hi’s lip syncing in MVs before… maybe they’ve been taking tips from them XD

  25. For the battle of the comebacks… I’m just going to compare Mr Mr and Come Back Home since I haven’t heard SNSD’s album, ok?
    For me, Girls’ Generation had a boring comeback. They’re all wearing suits. Sure, it looks ok, but I’d rather seen costumes for each and one of the girls, like in I Got A Boy! Those were much more interesting to look at! And nurses..? I don’t know, but I don’t like the idea of sexy nurses in short skirts and… well, everything is pink. Ok, it’s SNSD’s color,but still, it’s so girlish. I hoped they would look a bit more mature, even if they’re *Girls’* Generation. And the song felt like a bad entry for Eurovision Song Contest from Sweden or something. xD I’ve never liked when they make the song, um, higher? before it ends like Mr Mr does. If it hadn’t that kind of ending, I might have enjoyed it more than I did.

    2NE1 had a difficult story in their video and it wasn’t before Mr YG told us the plot before I understood it all. But, the song is great in my ears (except that they put CL’s rap from the unplugged version in it – why?? It just made me confused and I don’t like it at all). The effects are great and so are the costumes. I really like the song, but the video… Ah, just read my other comment, I’m too lazy to write it all again. Or copy and paste. xD
    So, 2NE1 win!

  26. (I thought just like you, Simon, I didn’t like that they put CL’s rap part in the middle all of a sudden either!)

    I don’t think 2NE1 is telling everyone to spend less time watching their videos, I think they want to send a message to people to make them aware that it’s not suitable to check your phone all the time. And I know what they mean, it’s like you’re not there and like they just forgot about you because they found something more interesting than you. That feeling sucks. :c
    But I can’t help feeling that not everything in this MV is 100% new material as people are saying? I get vibes from GD’s “A Boy”, Bigbang’s “Fantastic Baby” and 2NE1’s “Ugly” when I saw the metal-thingy over CL’s eyes, the homemade bombs and all the heads/busts (you know, like sculptures) in the “come baby baby come”-part, and also the spray can reminded me of “Ugly”. Am I the only one? The digital effects and the song itself are awesome though!

  27. Oh I remember watching that. The Charlie Brooker thing, right? It was so interesting yet difficult to watch (especially the first episode). I never saw the second series, but now you’ve jogged my memory I might just go back and watch it :)

  28. I preferred Soshi’s song but 2ne1’s video. Don’t get me wrong I really like the song, it’s just that the whole album is excellent and I prefer most of the other songs on the album to ‘Come Back Home’. I wish they’d have chosen a song with a bit more punch as their title track like ‘Crush’. But that’s just me. I really like the mood and the story for the MV. It’s really interesting and there can be so many interpretations of it. Although, I’ve been playing a lot of video games and watching a lot of films about ‘overthrowing the system’ recently so that might be why I’m in the mood for it :P
    At first I was fairly unimpressed with ‘Mr Mr’, but it’s really grown on my the more I’ve listened to it. It reminds me of their Japanese stuff which I love. But the MV is …. but the live performances make up for it ^^.
    So I’m not voting ^^. For me, both are on equal footing. But I really enjoyed both comebacks, it’s just a shame that some fans have to go too far with the whole ‘fanwar’ thing. I’m thinking of just deleting my accounts on other kpop websites and just living here :P Much more peaceful.

  29. I want to know what Martina’s shirt says D:

  30. I actually have to pick 2NE1 for this one.
    I didn’t really like the random different-genre sections, but I liked the song (and ESPECIALLY the video) better than SNSD. It’s not that SNSD’s song was bad, but I watched the video, listened to it, and didn’t even finish it because I didn’t think it was that entertaining. It just didn’t catch me. But 2NE1’s video captivated me.

    So, 2NE1. Yep.

  31. To be honest I thought the ‘All or Nothing’ teasers are the album teasers, so I was expecting like space warriors with light sabers saving the world kinda thingy for the MV..But I was still blown away by the whole movie in an MV thing that they did.

    I think the concept exaggerates the ill effects of being too disconnected from the outside world, so much so that the reality starts to be a dystopia after all the neglect as opposed to the virtual utopia. I think the video is just reminding us to keep a balance. There’s no way YG’s gonna stop selling perfection in the form of BigBang and 2NE1 soon right, right?

    Or maybe, he’s telling us that not all pretty things are good for you. Come back, not everyone live in such perfect world and to get real. A jab at SM music box/world or Kpop in general? The jab at Kpop would work, if we assume that YG doesn’t see itself as Kpop. Something more than the typical Kpop perhaps? That said, 2NE1’s comeback is definitely better. It’s different, and brave. GG is still GG, can’t imagine how different they can be in terms of sound and image, so it’s like a continuation of where they left off previously. As for 2NE1, it’s a whole different package altogether.

    Finally, I still want to know…JUST WHO OR WHAT IS IN THE HOODIE LOITERING AROUND THEM IN THE VIDEO?

  32. I’m pretty sure they’re talking about moderate use of the “virtual paradise” and not get too distracted that we lose connection to reality. The real world is always cruel. It’ll never be as colorful and flashy as most Kpop videos, but that doesn’t mean that we have to get away from the struggles that we have in our personal lives. Take for example Dara’s boyfriend in the MV. In one way or another, there’s something wrong with him. It could be a sickness or it could be the slow death of their love. It could be both for all I know. We see him crushing his pills, shaving his head, and thinking about doing sweet moments with Dara in the virtual paradise while she is left alone in the real world, crying. Her boyfriend got too distracted to even face his conflicts that she can’t take it anymore. So she decided to pull the plug (whether or not he died is another argument). I guess pulling the plug symbolizes the end of their relationship. If you’re not man enough to face your conflicts, then you’re not good enough to have a relationship.

    In the end, the virtual world is neither good or bad. It depends on how we use it and how much time we waste towards it. For me, the MV tells about making a balance between both worlds. Distractions are ok but let’s not completely lose our touch to reality.

  33. Did anyone else notice that the “kazoo” part of this song seems to have been copied directly from the backing track of “Falling in Love”?

    • Now that you mention it, it does sound alike! It’s just a bit darker in Come Back Home. I think you got a point there!

      • Ooh, it’s like your making up a story with the songs here, I like it! Yeah, two persons met in the summertime and now it just isn’t working anymore..! <3 I like your thoughts, haha!
        However, I feel like the couple in CBH has known each other for a very long time, you know like for several years. This wasn't just a summer flirt. :P
        BUT, as I said(wrote), I like your thoughts! ^^

  34. i cant decide which is my favorite part, Martina’s lip reading or 2NEMum…

    but my vote goes for 2NE1, definitely prefer their sound. and I Love You is one of my favorites of all kpop ^^

    i just came to korea 3 weeks ago!!! im teaching in bundang ^^
    i walked by the nasty studio my first weekend ^^; i hope i can see the eyk crew around one day!
    (actually the day i arrived i saw G-Dragon, Taeyang, and Seungri in customs at the airport!! when my heart stopped beating too loud to hear my own thoughts i was thinking, ‘welp, nothing left to see , my work here is done , might as well get back on a plane home’ *brushes off hands*)
    i just wanted to comment that because your apartment door unlock sounds the same as mine! :3 (or maybe they’re all the same here, idk yet haha)

  35. Yeah – I think Spudgy mimes better than 2NE1 – that’s shockingly bad…

  36. I think the real world in this video is so bleak and depressing because everyone is hanging out in the Virtual Paradise. I can imagine that this would happen if you were too spend all of your time in Virtual reality the whole system would fall apart. Also, I think being in the virtual paradise too long will make you sick, possibly paraplegic. I think Dara’s boyfriends right arm was lame and she was probably trying to convince him to gtfo but he just looks at her with disdain. I can imagine if you’re only connected to a saline solution, your muscles will just atrophy.
    So that is all pretty scary since some people in these current times are constantly online or playing video games. My brother being one who all he does is play video games. He doesn’t seem to have any goals or thoughts about the future. -_-

  37. i used to be one of 2ne1’s best and biggest fans untill they tottaly insulted all muslim by being so racist against them :( i mean you guys are christian would you accept to have the bible’s words as background song for mtbd cl’s song i don’t think so …. all we asked is cl and yg to take the quran off and apollogies to muslims being rasist is not what kpop √†bout :'(

    • I heard a comparison of MTBD and a boy reading/singing the Quran, and yes it does sound very alike. However, I can’t hear a single word in CL’s song, so I don’t know if they just copied the melody or had someone to sing it for them.
      But I don’t think it’s ok to wish CL to death and threaten her on social media as I’ve heard people been saying. That’s not fair to her and I don’t think she, or anyone from YG, ment to hurt anyone.
      I might not fully understand everyone because I’m not at all religious, but I can understand why some people feel offended. But please guys, be angry in a respectful way. Would you tell CL to go kill herself if she was standing in front of you? Probably not.
      (And I’m not speaking only to you, but to everyone who feel offended and/or has been bashing CL)

    • Bible is used in many songs and seriously there wouldn’t have been much problem with it, only religious fanatics would have took it offensively. Religion isn’t just took as seriously in most Christian countries.

      Anyway, nothing is yet confirmed. Using Quran in my opinion isn’t racistic (it doesn’t discriminate race) but can be considered as religiously offensive and I hope Teddy and CL didn’t really use it or didn’t know there origins of it.

    • I don’t think CL or YG were being racist against Muslims. And since CL only wrote the lyrics to that song she might not even know that there is Quran in the song. They’re probably just ignorant about your religion and how important the Quran is to you. If there really is Quran in the song (people say there is and there isn’t so I dunno for sure), I don’t think they put it there so that they could purposefully insult Muslims. They’re just ignorant and they should have done research on it. I hope YG does make a statement about it and apologizes.

  38. Actually the “kazoo part”-music genre is called “trap”.

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