ROOFTOP LIVE with Ravi

Helllooooo everyone!! This weeks episode of V.Friends I will be reviewing Ravi’s Rooftop live song Frypan and other content! (P.S I always like to give a little story time relating to what I am reviewing. Hope you guys like my stories!)

Out of all the other talented artists I chose Ravi, because he was my old bias… haha I have moved onto another bias (or maybe bias(es) LOL). I’m sorry I just can’t have ONE ultimate bias because two of my favorite groups are BIGBANG and EXO. Both groups have such a different dynamic vibe that both deliver something totally beyond of what expected and I love it.

Don’t get me wrong, VIXX is a talented group with their unique feel and once upon a time KPD was in love with VIXX. Our love for VIXX grew when KPD was fortunate enough to be a part of two of their tours. And… let me tell you, for both tours we have SUPER CRAZY STORIES to tell! Ya’ll let us know if you guys ever want us to make a video of our experiences with these idols! Of course we will only say what is appropriate to the viewers but, what we can definitely say is working with kpop artists consists time, passion, commitment, LITERALLY  blood, sweat & tears and adrenaline! It may have been stressful times but, at the end it was all worth it.

 

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KPD’s favorite VIXX era! 💖😭

 

Right of the bat the video quality is A1!! It gives of a really cool and trendy vibe feel with Ravi coming out a spitting FIREEEE!! The first song he performs is Frypan ft. Double K & Microdot. The lyrics of the song is pretty much cooking food on the frypan but the meaning of the song goes deeper than that. The interpretation I got is pretty much describing the success of the group. The gang made it, we here, we’re the best and no one can touch us sorta vibe! The rappers chose really cool and clever context to express their feelings and get the message across.

 

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Of course he’s wearing his GUCCI belt! XD

 

He also performed his song Sparring+Payback which was another fast paced song! These two songs come from his 3rd mixtape K1TCHEN. And honestly after watching these two songs I’m going to listen to the rest of the mixtape. In the past I have not been much of a fan of Ravi’s mixtapes but this one I might have to give in and give it a chance! (please don’t come after me! This is just my opinion and I am not throwing hate at all. I believe very artist is amazing by just being able to make it in the industry so cheers for all the kpop artists!!)

 

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Ravi’s rapping style is super different from any other rapper in the Korean hip-hop community. You know it’s Ravi for his low husky voice and fast rapping technique. Also when he raps it looks like he’s looking into your soul like eyes of a tiger like ready to jump onto his enemy. But in reality Ravi can be a HUGE dork when he’s with Ken and Hyuk…. OMG KPD used to call those three the 3 amigos or the 3 dorks! XD Just because them together it meant trouble or they would just pick on poor Leo and Leo would just be in his own little world.

 

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This day was unforgettable and will forever be in our memories as our first kpop to work with! 

This consists of my review of Ravi’s Rooftop Series on the V APP for the 3rd episode of V.Friends!!

Thank you all and see you all next time!!!!

[V.FRIENDS] 자장가 & ASMR X VIXX LEO – by 눕방 LieV

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Hello everyone! For this weeks’ V.Friends review, I’ll be reviewing one of my old bias’s ASMR 눕방 and his lullaby 눕방~!

Now, I’ve been a huge fan of VIXX since around the time they came to Dallas because KPD was lucky enough to help out for their concert! Not only were they sweet and very talented, but they were also kind enough to tell us to thank you for our hard work after the concert ended. Since then, they hold a special place in my heart for their kindness that day. Although I don’t stan them like I used to, their music are still bops to me!

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For Leo’s lullaby V-COOKIE video which is actually part of his longer “LieV” video, he’s sitting on a couch in his PJ’s singing a lullaby for everyone to sleep. I absolutely adore these kinds of videos because they’re more intimate for individual members and also, it’s sorta semi-natural considering the idols are dressed in their pajamas and they’re able to talk as they wish freely. Not as free as a regular random broadcast, but also not as structured as a heavily scripted broadcast. It has a nice in-between feel due to the nice aura, portrait shot, and chosen attire.

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Now, for the second V-COOKIE in his LieV video, he’s giving me the tingles with his ASMR! Now, guilty as charged, ASMR is a guilty pleasure of mine and it’s been growing rapidly as of late so it’s really nice to see some of our favorite idols try out ASMR! Now, his version of ASMR, is, of course, him writing! A long going meme around the Starlight fandom is that Leo has been dubbed Leocasso LOL because of his…interesting drawings. I was hoping that we would see some of his drawings, but this clip just showed him trying out ASMR by writing something out (which I wish I could read OTL).

I’m actually a bit shocked at how lovely quality the sound is. It almost reminds me of the ASMR sound quality of videos on YouTube that I watch every now and then to fall asleep! What a nice surprise. I wonder if I should do ASMR….HMMM.

Well, anyhow, let’s start on the actual review for each part of these two clip videos. As you know, my reviews are usually split into three categories: quality of the video, video content, and of course editing/audio. For these two clips, I’m really really surprised at the rating.

For video content, I give it a ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars (WOW) mostly because the content of the video matches perfectly with the title. IT was sweet and to the point. For the lullaby, he sang a lullaby (which I swooned over of course). For the ASMR video, he did ASMR, and although I wish it would’ve been longer, it still was what was expected.

For the quality of the video, I give it a ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars. I absolutely love how they shot it in portrait for the actual LieV, and kept it portrait for the clips. It certainly does give it that “I’m lying down and on my phone recording” sort of feel which I appreciate, and although it’s obviously scripted, it still has that nice casual effect. The quality of the video is HD wonderful, which means it definitely did not look like it was filmed at random. It was well in quality.

Now, as for the audio and editing, there is some editing and the audio is something to my surprise that was really good! For the ASMR video, I was pleasantly surprised that the quality of the ASMR was like the quality I watch of regular ASMR videos on YouTube. The directors and production staff must’ve done their research for ASMR and really took into consideration how ASMR is made and what exact microphones and settings to put that microphone on to use. I really appreciate that aspect! As for the editing, although I wish I could’ve understood what the captions were saying as they weren’t English subbed as the RM Mono captions were, I still like how they matched the overall theme of the video in terms of color use (they didn’t use black font, but rather a yellow font that would pop against the dark imagery in the video). Because of all these points, I give audio and editing a ★★★★★ 5 out of 5 (the ASMR sound quality really saved the editing here!)
Overall, these two videos were perfect in my opinion and met my expectations, receiving a perfect 5 out of 5. I enjoyed them and watched the full LieV not too long after!

 

If you would like to watch these two clips, the following links are clickable!

자장가 X VIXX LEO – by 눕방 LieV (lullaby) 

ASMR X VIXX LEO – by 눕방 LieV

 

MY PICK ON V PICK! THIS WEEK ON V. FRIENDS!

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HEYYYOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!!

IT’S CHRISTMASSSS!!! WOOOOO HAHA OKAY OKAY (DON’T KILL ME)

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Whoa who remembers this?! XD

This weeks episode of V.Frirends is my favorite pick on the V PICK! channel series. If the cover didn’t give it away you’re right, it’s GOT7!!!

In this short episode of V PICK! GOT7 gave a thankful message to all the IGOT7’s around the world for helping them obtain two titles, Artist of the year and Best Popular award at the Asia Artist Awards!

As usual they couldn’t move forward without having to roast Youngjae and his embarrassing airport fashion sense and bad choice of shoes! LOL

In the video GOT7 showed their gratitude towards IGOT7s for their uttermost support they have shown GOT7 throughout the years. Not to mention also announcing their latest title song that will be coming out soon called, Miracle!

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OMG I can’t wait! Look at these 7 handsome men XD

The boys briefly talked about the title song and what it meant to them. JB expressed how the song Miracle would reveal the feelings and experiences they had to face throughout the years as a group. In the short description JB gave I was able to interpret that the meaning of the song would be about looking back in life the hardships you had to face. The good vibes you experienced along the way and how it was all worth it in the end. What matters the most is that you’re standing stronger than ever and glad you were able to stuck through it all. Also, always giving thanks to the people who help you along the way. (emo and wise Jessi came out LOL)

Honestly, I have to say that those boys have progressively improved so much throughout the years. Not only as musicians and artists but has individuals as well. The most growth I’ve seen from the group would have to be BamBam because, he debuted at such a young age and to see him grow into the person he is today is truly remarkable. To me he’s still the same young, dorky, smiley and playful looking kid! XD

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OMG who still remembers BamBam’s streak of dabbing 😂

I still remember seeing them in the survival show of WINNER in the episode where YG trainees and JYP trainees would battle each other out showing their suave moves and vocals, to which I thought the JYP kids killed them in the dancing category. Sorry WINNER and iKON but GOT7 took the title home.

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Not to mention, their very first fanmeet in the states!! KPOP Dallas had the honor to participate and contribute in the event when they first came to Dallas!! Our KPD team has so many stories of our back-stage times with GOT7! I think I will leave that for another time because it is long and funny af. Or maybe in the future I can do a video in regards of all the artists and shows we have had the pleasure to collaborate with. The year 2015 was an incredible year for us as in growth and in experiences to which I am eternally grateful for.

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With that I leave with my favorite video of V PICK!

Hope to see you all in my next blob post of V.Firends! I swear I’m working on getting some videos up. I’ve just been so busy at work and stressed that I have had no time to get everything going up, but I swear it will be soon!

Byeeee my loves!!

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[V.FRIENDS] V PICK! RM’s Mono

 

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Good afternoon everyone! We are back with another V.Friends review, this time for the V.LIVE channel “V PICK!”. As per usual, each review contains our honest opinions of the content featured by V.LIVE, usually spaced out by three categories for Lily’s reviews: video quality, video content, video editing & audio.

Today, we will be talking about a V Pick! video titled [BTS] 오늘도 평화로운 김덜렁씨의 하루 (RM talking about his mixtape ‘MONO’) which showcases clips from the main video, RM MONO Behind 😎

In this V PICK! video, we see the best moments from RM’s VLIVE video, including some funny moments that occurred while recording. As you all may guess, not everything goes as planned during VLIVE recordings, and sometimes we are left with some cute, funny wholesome scenes that showcase how artists are humans too. For example, in the video RM accidentally bumps into his skateboards as he walks out of his studio. The camera continues rolling as he cleans them on the other side, so you’re left just staring at his studio which is FILLED with bearbricks and tons of figurines.

The video is quite short, but I decided to watch his full video on the BTS VLIVE channel where he talks more in-depth about his mixtape. If you haven’t already done so, you should really listen to it! As he said, he was hoping to have his fans ‘feel’ that they’re in a certain situation or season when listening to the album, and trust me, that’s exactly how I felt (I absolutely adore track ‘Seoul’).  I don’t want to spoil everything that happens in the main video, so make sure to check that out as linked above!

Now to review the quality of the video, I would rate it ★★★★☆ 4 out of 5 stars. The quality of the video is quite HD and you can clearly make out everything shown in each picture frame. The only thing that sort of threw me off was the filter that’s probably placed on the video. It sorta makes RM look pale, but I suppose that’s not a bad thing. It’s just nice to see them naturally!

As for the video content, the VPICK video is short, but per usual, most VPICK videos are short considering they are just clips from the main video. I did enjoy the funny casual clips that were inserted, and also the main point, which was RM talking about his mixtape. The end clip which was “technical difficulties” during the VLIVE also was quite humorous. I would give the content also a ★★★★☆ 4 out of 5 stars.

Lastly, let’s review the video editing and audio. I LOVE the video editing in the V PICK video. I always find the cute captions and word art popping on the bottom always quite pleasurable to watch because it reminds me of those Korean variety shows like Running Man and the Return of Superman or even We Got Married. The clips also flowed very well so editing wise, it was total 5 out of 5. As for audio, apart from the ending technical difficulties which were meant to be part of the video, the audio was crisp and clear with or without headphones. I absolutely dislike it when speaker audio and headphone audio sounds different, but this was overall pretty smooth and the same. Because of that, audio also gets a 5 out of 5, bringing the average of this category to ★★★★★ 5 out of 5!

Overall, I enjoyed watching the V PICK and then proceeding to watch the actual VLIVE video from the BTS channel. I actually didn’t know what V PICK was up until this review, and you can certainly bet I’ll be watching more of these smaller videos on my spare time if I ever miss a vlive from my favorite groups. The overall rating for this is 4.7 stars out of 5! 🙂

If you want to watch this V PICK video, or the full video to RM’s MONO discussion/behind video, make sure to click on the links above. You definitely don’t want to miss out!

Vlive Friends Season 5!

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Hi Guys!! Annddddd we’re back with Vlive Friends Season 5!!! WOOOOO!! I hope you guys are excited as we are because, there are a lot more exciting things stored this season. I’m actually sad because I wanted to make a video for this post but, I got sick this weekend I lost my voice. I’m barely recovering my voice and I have to save it for tomorrows concert (DPR Live)!! Hopefully by the next one I can make a video for you guys!!

Our mission for this episode of Vlive Friends we were asked to review our favorite Vlive Channel. Honestly this one was a tough one because I follow a lot of channels especially all my favorite Kpop artists like BIGBANG, EXO, VAV, Highlight etc… I especially enjoyed watching BIGBANG’s MADE Tour last stop in Seoul because it really made me feel like I  was at the concert! Before it started I literally got ready for this concert, I mirrored my phone to my Apple TV, turned on my Bose, grabbed my BIGBANG light stick, and headed to the living room ready for this concert. There I was dancing furiously to Fantastic Baby!! *whispers Yeogi buteora* haha I cranked up the volume up so high I was so sure my neighbors could hear me XD

This is my version of dancing Fantastic Baby

Don’t get me started with their Kpop video teasers!! I alway see the teaser first on Vlive and then on YouTube. I get the notifications so fast I instantly watch the teaser. Like when I saw the VAV’s Señorita teaser MV on Vlive I made sure to click the heart icon a million times, I went crazy!!

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This is me after every teaser I watch of my favesss

Okay, other than me choosing my favorite kpop bands as my favorite Vlive channel I chose Dingo Music as one of my favorite channels. I absolutely love the when they do the 100 seconds video of an artist. It’s actually a really clever idea to do with the Kpop groups. It allows them to showcase 100 seconds of all their popular songs in one short video. I think they should show more rookie groups that way they can get more exposure. Plus it would help with their popularity!

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I wish they would post more often though like they do on facebook. I know on facebook they have like different branches of Dingo. For example they have a food channel (which is my favorite to watch), travel (and by travel I mean by what places to explore when you’re in Korea), beauty, and close ups of my favorite artists. They like to focus on one member throughout the whole video like a fancam. Dingo should really have a channel for every category but, then again I guess we have facebook for that.

I would definitely be on that Dingo food channel if they had it. For example, every week welcome a celebrity chef or a kpop artist to cook or showcase their favorite meal, dish or snack! Reminds me of when EXO D.O cooked soybean paste soup (Doenjang Jjigae) on their channel. Ma baby was looking like a true snack haha… I mean chef! I even followed his recipe to make it at home! I literally went back to my saved videos and watched his episode again just so I could follow his steps.

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omFGSAAOIWUS!! THIS PHOTO IS EDITED BUT YALL ALREADY KNOW HOW D.O CAN REALLY BE XD

Point is that I have a lot favorite channels on Vlive haha… I talked about so many different channels on here I simply couldn’t choose one… So This concludes of my review! Before I leave, leave a comment below on what you would like to see from the Vlive Friends. Literally thing you can think of! We always think about you guys, our fans, so please let us know what you want to see next. Thanks!

Until next time~~~

Thanks for reading my loves see you next time!

[V.FRIENDS REVIEW] BTS BON VOYAGE S3 : Ep.0 – WE’RE GOING TO MALTA!

[BTS #방탄소년단 BON VOYAGE SEASON 3 EP. 0 REVIEW]

The start of a new adventure…

It’s time for the start of a new V.FRIENDS season which means, the start to new reviews of V.LIVE contents! Remember about two years ago when BTS traveled to Bergen, Norway on their first season of Bon Boyage? Well, they’re back at it again, but this time to a new destination…
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The first episode, essentially considered the ‘free’ episode of the whole series begins with the boys on a filming set. Taehyung, also known as V, receives a call about their upcoming BON VOYAGE trip! He tries to milk out some information about the trip from a staff member but sadly fails to get a sneak peek of where they’re headed this year. Excited to find out, they throw out guesses which include Spain and the U.K.

The video goes on and the boys are now arriving at a restaurant/cafe where they will have a meeting and find out where exactly their destination will be. Jungkook exits the room and comes back with Korean rice wine, also known as 막걸리 (makgeolli), and everyone, of course, gets excited.

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As they continue deciding what the destination could be, one of their directors comes in and begins an explanation of the situation. They took into consideration everything they’ve done thus far, and reveals the location.

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TAN TAN TAN! They’ll be headed to the small country of Malta! There, they will be able to explore the country without a guide and restrictions! They even have the ability to drive around the country if they wish! The boys show their obvious excitement and anticipate the trip and much-needed vacation. In clips shown, the country is small but quite beautiful, with various sites and surrounded by the ocean. Sigh, what a beautiful country I would definitely love to visit. They even decide who will drive in the left-hand traffic country! Jungkook quickly says he wants to drive, but Jimin says NO LOL. In clips, you can see that he does get to drive, as well as Jin and J-Hope.

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They decide that they need a new opening for this new trip. They begin by trying to figure out an opening to their reality show, many of the ideas earning cricket noises LOL. In the end, they decide “BON VOYAGE! LET’S WATCH!” to which they all make a toast to.

The video ends, and of course, as the viewer, I’m anticipating the whole series! You can definitely watch it on VLIVE+ as some episodes are already available. English subtitles are available for us international fans who do not speak fluent Korean, and the videos are in 1080p HD quality!

Overall, in terms of video quality, this episode gets a ★★★★★ 5 stars out of 5! It’s crystal clear, there’s no lagging, and subtitles are added to enhance the experience for fans who can’t read or speak Korean.

In terms of video content, considering this IS episode zero out of the whole series, meaning it’s just the pre-gaming, this episode gets a ★★★☆☆ 3 out of 5. It would’ve been nice to get a little bit more content in terms of what did they want to do when they arrived to Malta, clips of them packing, some of their crazy adventures and any pickles they get into, basically anything to hype up the whole series and make you WANT to purchase the coins to watch it. Although I am anticipating it and will support them by purchasing the series, it felt like episode 0 was missing a little more since it is the pre-series episode to get you hyped for it.

As far as audio and editing goes, you can automatically tell this is a professionally edited and recorded series, meaning it’s not like the regular V.LIVES which are more intimate and not HD quality or edited with effects. Because of this, both categories definitely get  ★★★★★ 5 out of 5 because who doesn’t love reality shows featuring their favorite idols???

OVERALL, the rating for the episode would be a 4.5 stars out of 5! If you would like to watch this series or this episode, please feel free to click on the links below! 😀

EPISODE 0: https://www.vlive.tv/video/88402 

FULL SERIES: https://www.vlive.tv/product/ds00u00u00000079

[VFRIENDS] 지효의 첫 번째 Jihyo Candy Night – CAM2 TWICE+ Channel

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What’s up everyone! Today we will be reviewing some content on the TWICE+ Channel on VLIVE! If you guys have not heard already, a couple of your favorite Kpop stars have VLIVE Plus channels where you can purchase a membership for the channel and watch exclusive content! You can post, chat, and check out exclusive contents on the artists’ channel and more! It’s really cool!

 

Because we have the TWICE+ channel membership, we will be reviewing a broadcast that TWICE member Jihyo did a couple of weeks ago! It’s called “지효의 첫 번째 Candy Night – CAM2”, aka Jihyo’s Candy Night V Radio Show! The original video with a frontal camera was on the regular TWICE channel, but members of the TWICE+ channel were able to see the view from camera 2!

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The beginning of the video begins with Jihyo explaining everything above, and also going through the comments. She mentions that a lot of TWICE fans wished her a happy birthday because the day of the broadcast was actually on her birthday, February 1st! She continues with playing the first song for the show, “First Time”! It’s actually quite interesting seeing the recording of the show from a different camera because you can see everything around her, rather than just what’s in front of her. You can see how she has her script, pen, phone, and microphone in front of her. It makes things a little more intimate because everything is in open view.

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The topic of the show was for the month of February. Jihyo encouraged everyone to leave their stories about February on the fan free talk board, which she would go back and read. Jihyo begins explaining why she likes the month of February and it’s because it’s her birth month, as well as the month where a lot of graduation ceremonies are held, as well as how short of a month it is. During this time, the camera was moved quite often, which was one small complaint I didn’t like about the beginning of the broadcast. The camera movements and constant changing made me a little dizzy LOL.

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To not spoil further every single thing that happened during the broadcast, I will sum it up for you! During the show, she tells stories, and reads fans comments. One story was about how her mother was in labor on January 30th, and how she was born the first of February! She also explains how fans donate money to patients on her birthday which she is really thankful for. Later in the broadcast, she reads more fans comments, particularly one where a fan talks about how she became the leader of a dance performance and lead the performance. They chose TT, she taught it, and they all performed it. Jihyo was very proud and impressed on how confident the fan was and how she was able to do so. She also receives a message from a fan who was born on the same day as her, and also wants to become a singer. The fan had auditioned for JYP Entertainment, but did not get into be a trainee. Although she didn’t get in, she continues to pursue her dream and has followed TWICE since their SIXTEEN times. This really moved Jihyo as the leader of TWICE.

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The broadcast was overall a very relaxing broadcast that felt like a one on one talk with Jihyo. She was able to read comments and messages from fans, as well as reply to them during the broadcast and give her input. She seemed to have fun, and fans were very sweet to her. At the end of the broadcast, she thanked fans for tuning in and apologized for stuttering since it was her first broadcast. The PD staff then surprised her with a birthday cake and sang the birthday song for her. Jihyo blew the candles and made a wish, as well as put on the last song which was TWICE’s “One in a Million”, which she sang along to. She thanked everyone, and said her goodbye.

 

Although I’m not an avid TWICE fan like the rest of the Kpop Dallas staff, I did appreciate this broadcast! Jihyo seems like a kind leader who truly cares about the fans and took the time to surprise everyone with a broadcast on her birthday. Despite the camera movements in the beginning, the broadcast was smooth to the end, and was worth watching. Although it’s not in super HD quality, it was still nice enough to watch! I highly recommend getting the membership for your favorite stars so you can also watch some great broadcasts and comment/share your stories with your favorite idol too!
If you would like to watch, here is the link! http://www.vlive.tv/video/22002?channelCode=E832DF

[VFRIENDS] 2017 GLOBAL V LIVE TOP10 – EXO

 

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Hi everyone! Today we will be reviewing a new event that recently happened through VLIVE named “2017 GLOBAL VLIVE TOP 10” which in a nutshell was a sort of an award given to the VLIVE top 10 channels! The “V Truck” visited the groups that earned these awards and brought them their trophy! Today, we will be focusing on EXO’s acceptance speech and video.

 

From the beginning of the video, it was rather humorous as the boys of EXO greeted the VLIVE man enthusiastically. Everyone noticed how he couldn’t see with the VLIVE bobble-head type helmet on his head, and even mentioned that he should “poke peepholes” so he could see. LOL2

When they settled down, they began the broadcast and had every member greet in a different language, with Sehun in Chinese, D.O in English, Chanyeol in Japanese, Sehun in French, Baekhyun in Thai, Chen in German, Kai at first in Russian but then Tagalog, and lastly they wanted Xiumin to greet in an African language.

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Although EXO was currently undergoing busy schedules, they made time out of their busy lives to take part in the VLIVE broadcast to thank their fans for being selected as the VLIVE top 10! Due to the occasion, Chanyeol states that they should choose a member to MC, and nominates Xiumin because he is the only member that currently has blonde hair, thus making him stand out. Xiumin says that he would struggle so he would rather not, and nominates Suho for his ability to speak well.

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6Suho begins by saying that last year was a great year for their VLIVE channel, and that he personally, was a star that brought a lot of views. The members question him asking if that was verified and if there were statistics to prove that LMAO Chanyeol says that he was saying that to receive more hearts during the broadcast, and Suho adds that he hired part-timers to do nothing but hit the heart button LOL Which is one thing I absolutely love about these kinds of broadcasts; you get to see the members joke around with each other like friends rather than colleagues.

 

The award ceremony continues with Suho taking the script from the VLIVE man and continuing with the broadcast. Suho explains that the award was basically based on the number of hits and number of hearts and posts converted into VLIVE points, thus giving the top 10 channels of 2016. The VLIVE man presents the boys with their trophy which is shaped like a circle and has EXO GLOBAL VLIVE TOP10 written on it. It was heavy and really nice.

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D.O gives a small acceptance speech, and everyone teases him saying it’s exactly like the time he won a medal in the movie “My Annoying Brother”. Suho then begins saying that EXO will pledge to do more VLIVE broadcasts for this year, like D.O’s soybean paste stew broadcast that as the member’s of EXO said, created a mass buying of soybean paste — I totally can see that happening. I ended up making the stew after watching it too! LOL

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Baekhyun mentions that he wants to do a broadcast where he is in a doll suit and gives out free hugs, and no one would know. Sehun states he wants to create a broadcast where all of the members pets gather (which made it sound like a pokemon battle when someone mentioned BATTLE?? LOL).

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To be honest, I would so watch a broadcast of them gathering their pets. I absolutely love animals and seeing the boys with their pets would be so adorable! The boys then read comments and one fan comments that they want to see them drink (me too, that sounds like it’d be a real show LOL) and Chanyeol mentions that they’ll have to rate it 19+, which everyone was down for (oooo).

 

According to the broadcast, the countries with the most active VLIVE EXO fans were China, Korea, and Thailand in that order. The video with the most posts was Suho’s EXO’LUXION video, which was loved by fans as he interacted with them throughout the whole broadcast.

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To not spoil the whole broadcast, they continued to talk about videos on their channel that had mosts posts, views, etc, each being surprised with the results. They talked about the broadcasts the liked and about their own personal broadcasts through EXOmentary, as well as showed a couple clips from older broadcasts. The boys concluded the broadcast by signing the EXO sign that they took from the V Truck and once again thanked fans for helping them win this award.

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Overall the broadcast was cute and fun to watch. The boys were very happy to receive the award and even kept singing what reminded me of the graduation song every now and then. I hope that VLIVE continues doing broadcasts like these as they’re more intimate than award ceremonies that give the artist a couple seconds to thank their fans, while this one gave them a whole broadcast!

 

The only complaint I have is that you could hear the sofa squeaking when the boys moved, BUT I guess you could say that the mics they used were REALLY good LOL which is an upgrade, so I guess I can’t really complain? I’m actually glad they improved the clarity and quality of sound.

 

If you want to watch this broadcast, as well as others, check out the V SPECIAL channel, or click the link below! 🙂


http://www.vlive.tv/video/20937?channelCode=F21F

[VFRIENDS] VLIVE CHRISTMAS WEEK EP. 5 B1A4

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What’s up everybody! Today we will be reviewing the VLIVE Christmas Week special with B1A4! You can find this video, as well as other Christmas special videos (Starship family, Seventeen, GFriend) on the VCookie channel! http://www.vlive.tv/channels/EF0205

 

The video begins with the boys of B1A4 surprised at the table in front of them decorated with tons of Christmas decor! There’s two Christmas trees and a bunch of cute ornaments. The boys immediately begin with their humor, asking Jinyoung why he was so dressed up, who remarked “I always dress up even when I sleep, these are my pajamas”. CNU immediately shuts him down saying that he’s talking nonsense LOL. The boys continue joking around the dress code, saying that they’re wearing red to stand out from the Christmas tree.

 

Finally, the boys get serious and start the broadcast with their usual greeting, and get into a discussion about Santa Claus. Once that was done, they looked at the live comments feed, and then continued with the main reason for the broadcast – to spend time with their fans! They began with singing “Crushing on You Again” which they claimed was more popular than famous fried foods and dishes like tteokbokki. LOL

 

After singing, they begin with the main event! Food! Each boy of B1A4 cooked something that represented or matched with the Christmas theme, and thus began verbally showing off their dishes saying, “mine is better!” “Yours won’t beat mine”.  Before starting, CNU exclaims that the ‘wine’ in their glasses is actually not wine. It’s grape juice lmao.

 

Baro then comes out with his dish, which is pasta (I should’ve ate before watching this OTL). He explains that the reason he prepared pasta was because of the drama “Pasta”. He tells everyone before trying the pasta, to eat with their eyes first. (If that was me, I would have eaten with my mouth first LOL Hey, good food is in front of me!!) A fan finally asks “did you really make it” and Baro finally confesses…”no because it wouldn’t have tasted good if I made it HA” 10 points to Baro for honesty LOL. They continue talking and eating, mostly talking about what they used to do when they were younger when Christmas time was near, and so on. Their stories were cute and reminded me of my childhood. Baro then has his own solo Christmas song, “Winter Wonderland” and sings in English! /that deep voice though/

 

CNU is next with his dish! His dish is steak! (I really should’ve eaten before this OTL) Everyone is so excited about the meat, that they’re starring at it LOL. CNU explains that the reason he brought steak, was because he really wanted to eat it (LOL). Sandeul explains that steak does somewhat represent Christmas though! (idk how but okay Sandeul LOL)

 

The broadcast continues with each boy telling stores from the age they debuted and how they’ll be turning a year older soon, to stories about Christmas and each other. I don’t want to spoil everything for you guys (go watch it~~~!) so I’ll just let you guys know what other foods the boys brought and what they sang!

CNU sang a bit of “I’ll Find You”, very passionately at that, and brought the Steak.

Baro sang a bit of “Winter Wonderland” and brought the Pasta.

Jinyoung sang a bit of “Prince of the Sea”, which was extremely upbeat LOL and brought the lobster.

Gongchan sang a bit of “Wait” and brought the roast turkey! (Reminds me of Thanksgiving, but B1A4 Christmas style)

 

And lastly,Sandeul along with everyone, sang a bit of their own song “It’s Christmas”, and brought the grand finale of a Christmas Cake, which looked really yummy!

 

During the time they brought out the lobster, they began answering questions by fans. The first one was B1A4’s drinking ranking. Turns out, they all like drinking minus CNU who doesn’t drink much. Another question was who would succeed the most if they go solo, and everyone got quiet because they were scared to answer LOL, in the end they believe that everyone would do well, since everyone has different styles. (safe answer ya’ll LOL) They continued answering questions to their best ability, and joked around to elevate the mood.

 

During turkey eating time, they began talking about how next year (or this year 2017), they will finally hit their 7 year mark. They began talking about what they’re thankful about, including every other member. A sentimental moment, that was truly beautiful. The relationship between these boys is amazing.

 

After each dish, they continued talking as if it were a family Christmas dinner. At the end of the broadcast, they thanked the fans for joining them, and told everyone to anticipate them for 2017, and also sang one last song together as a group, “Last Christmas” which really was meaningful. Overall, it was a wonderful broadcast that I highly recommend.

 

http://www.vlive.tv/video/19211

 

V LIVE V WEB DRAMA/V DRAMA

[V.FRIENDS]

Are you guys fans of web dramas or even regular old dramas? Well guess what! There’s two channels dedicated to both on VLIVE! I actually didn’t ever take notice until recently. On the V DRAMA channel, you can watch press conference videos of different dramas, video clips of different dramas, and more! On the V WEB DRAMA, you can actually watch episodes of different web dramas! How cool huh? Currently, I’m taking interest in the VDRAMA channel because one of my new favorite dramas “Dokebi” or Goblin, is on there! There’s clips and little audio videos that are worth listening and watching!

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I decided to take a listen to one of the audio videos from Dokebi to see what it was all about. It’s literally a nice, and clear sounding voice note of actor Gong Yoo who plays the Goblin in the drama. It’s very clear sounding, and if you listen to it with headphones, it has a ‘talking to you’ kind of effect. I really liked it!
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I also decided to give the press conference video of Hwarang, the anticipated drama starring some of your favorite actors, actresses, and even idols, a look! It’s nice to be able to watch and listen their feelings about playing in an anticipated drama. I especially loved how friendly the actors were with each other. It was really nice seeing a nice sunbae like SHINee’s Minho being with BTS V! I do recommend watching it.

Overall, after viewing a couple of videos from VDRAMA and V WEB DRAMA, I can say I’ll probably spend more time watching videos on V WEB DRAMA seeing as there’s full episodes on there. Although I do like VLIVE’s VDRAMA, I kinda think I’m more preferring VWEB DRAMA since there’s more to watch and the quality of some of the videos are better. For example, the quality to the press conference video wasn’t that great, it was okay, but could’ve been better. Plus, who knows? I might become quite attached to a web drama I decide to watch~~

 

If you wanna take a look at either channel, visit the following links below! You definitely won’t regret!

 

V Web Drama http://www.vlive.tv/channels/ED523B

V Drama http://www.vlive.tv/channels/ECA251