Sunday, 10 November 2013

[News] BTOB members apologize for being late in an event

BTOB members apologize for being late in an event
[News] BTOB members apologize for being late in an event

BTOB members are deeply sorry for their fans and people who had waited for them at Changwon Tintin Festival on November 9.

In regards to this, members personally wrote down and express their sincere their apologies through their twitter accounts.

Ilhoon wrote, "For those who went to Changwon Tintin Festival for us yuu yuu We are very sorry for being late yuu We will work harder in the future!!^^ Do you believe me?? Anyway, i’m sorry yuu I love you ^^"

Eunkwang also expressed, "We are so so sorry to melodies, tourists and also to the public who went to Changwon Tintin Festival today. I promise you it won't happen ever again in the future. However, we are very grateful that you stayed with us until the very end. This is why I really love you melodies…♥ You know what I feel right? Bbyong" 

He added, “Uploading a photo of me bbyong”

Changsub followed by writing, “I am really sorry. Everyone dressed up prettily and even waited for us but it rained. I am really sorry.. and thank you for waiting.. ^^ for the past, present or the future, i love you ♡ take a hot shower once you arrived home, be careful of the fever♡”

Sungjae then wrote, "Changwon melodies ㅜㅜ I'm sorry for making you wait for us during that cold weather since it rained. I am really really sorry for not showing you a perfect image. We will work better so this kind of issues won't happen in the future again !! We will become more attractive BTOB."

For sure, their sincere apologies reached everyone's hearts.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

BTOB Yook Sungjae, SATs "I Did Well... I Think My Foreign Language Score Will Be Good"

Idol group BTOB's member Yook Sungjae revealed that he did well in the foreign language portion of the Korean SATs.

After taking the SATs today in Seoul at a high school, he said during an interview, "I was really nervous before the test but I tried my best. Foreign language portion that I was confident about was okay for me because I think I was able to flaunt my abilities. Especially listening portion was easy, and I think talking to our members to study for it helped a lot."

Yook Sungjae took the exam but he isn't planning on going to college due to the busy schedule as a members of BTOB.

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Yook Sungjae is currently coming out in tvN "Respond 1994."

Photo Credit: tvN

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Which of These Idols Will Be Taking This Year’s College Admission Exams?

Today is the day of Suneung (also known as the CSAT, College Scholastic Ability Test), and most of this year’s exam takers will be third year high schoolers born in 1995. This includes the majority of idol stars born in that year as well.

Some of the idols taking the exams may already have university offers via the rolling admission system, but the rest will have to sit for the suneung on November 7 and their results will determine their college chances. On the flip side, there are an increasing number of idols deferring further education to focus on their entertainment activities.

A Pink‘s Son Na Eun studied for her college’s entrance exam whenever she had free time and has been accepted to Dongguk University. She will be a freshman at Dongguk University’s Department of Theater and Film Studies. Her agency, A Cube Entertainment revealed, “Son Na Eun is really pleased about her results, and is determined to do her best in her university studies.”

B1A4’s Sandeul is a 1992-er entering Myungji University’s Film and Musical Studies program. He applied to two universities and sat for their performance tests and was accepted to Myungji University’s program.

Girl group Rainbow’s Oh Seung Ah also made it into Sejong University via the rolling admission system. She had previously been admitted to Sangmyung University’s film program in 2008, but chose to drop out due to Rainbow’s activities. Oh Seung Ah prepared for the entrance exams in her spare time, and was accepted to Sejong University’s Film Arts Department.

VIXX’s Hyuk has also received an acceptance offer from Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts.

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Most of the idols who are eligible for suneung this year will be taking the standard route. Current 95-ers in their third year of high school who will be taking the suneung are Boyfriend’s Minwoo, Youngmin and Kwangmin, BTOB’s Sung Jae, SPEED‘s Sungmin, After School’s Ga Eun and F-ve DollsHyewon.

B1A4’s Baro, A Pink’s Kim Nam Joo and MYNAME’s Chaejin gave the rolling admission system a shot, but have decided to switch over to the suneung exam. According to MYNAME’s agency, H2 Media, “Chaejin was unable to sit for the second round of his entrance exams because of his activities. So he’s decided to sit for the suneung instead to gain college admission.”

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Career First, Studies Later…

There has been an increasing trend of idols deferring entry to college in favor of pursuing their entertainment activities. Last year saw miss A’s Suzy, f(x)’s Sulli, 2NE1’s Minzy and AOA’s Seol Hyun deciding not to take sit for the exams. They will not take the exams this year either. Joining them are F-ve Dolls’ Eungyo, Topp Dogg’s Yano and A-tom.

Suzy, who didn’t sit for the exams last year and will not be taking them this year either, recently revealed, “I won’t be taking the exams this year either. For the present, instead of going to university, I will be focusing on miss A’s comeback activities.”

Topp Dogg’s agency, Stardom Entertainment, stated, “A-tom is currently focusing on his singing activities, and will not be taking the suneung. Yano had planned to take the exams but because of a clash with a music program appearance on November 7, he will be pushing back his plans of going to college.”

Actor Park Ji Bin will also be giving up on further education for now. His agency revealed that, “Park Ji Bin passed the high school qualification exam (GED) and is qualified to sit for the suneung exams. However, he wants to focus on his acting and has decided not to take the exams.”

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Who's Going to College This Year? Idol Stars Taking The Test Are?

The 2014 College Scholastic Ability Test season has begun in Korea, and much attention is being given as to which idol is choosing to go to college. The nationally standardized CSAT is the test that determines college eligibility.

Most of the qualifying CSAT test takers this year are high school seniors born in 1995. This year, much more male idol stars are eligible than the girl groups. Regardless, many idol stars are choosing to be entertainers rather than students and forgoing the testing process.

Some stars have taken their graduation tests early and qualify for the CSAT. Some stars, such as A Pink's Naeun, have already gained acceptance to college by early private decisions.

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As f(x)'s Sulli and Miss A's Suzy did last year, many idol stars are forgoing the college process altogether. Their decision is based on the fact that despite their acceptance, they will not be able to attend schools with regularity. It's a wise decision because they will be able to continue their education after their careers have progressed further.

VIXX's Hyuk and Topp Dogg's Yano are two stars that forwent the process. They were not qualified to take the CSAT because they were not academically eligible. B.A.P.'s Jong Up took the CSAT last year but chose to not pursue higher education for the time being.

2NE1's Minzy, F-ve Dolls' Eunkyo, and C-Real's Ann J are all qualified for the CSAT, but they are not considering college education at the time.

HELLOVENUS' Yooyoung is also an idol star that is choosing to continue her career as an actress and an idol star. Pledis Entertainment, HELLO VENUS' company, stated that Yooyoung's busy schedule will conflict with a pursuit of college education, but it is not completely out of the picture for Yooyoung.

One of the reasons for a lack of idol stars taking the CSAT can be attributed to the lack of stars born in 1995. Consider EXO, who has 12 members that do not qualify for the CSAT this year.

Of course, there are those stars who are choosing to choose both a healthy career and a higher education. BTOB's Yook Sungjae is confirmed to take the upcoming CSAT. After his appereance as Ko Ara's little brother on the tvN drama "Respond 1994", he is looking forward to continuing his study of acting at a higher institute. He has previously attended a high school that specialized in the arts.

SPEED's Sungmin and F-ve Dolls' Hyewon are taking the CSAT as well. Their respective entertainment companies stated that their school attendance will be based on the results of the CSAT and which school they choose to attend based on that result.

A Pink's Namju and Boyfriend's Minwoo, Young Min, and Kwangmin all attend the same school and are all choosing to take the CSAT. MYNAME's ChaeJin is also preparing to take the CSAT with an emphasis on music application.

Another route that idol stars are taking to attend college is the private decision. This is based on the prerogative of each school to admit a few students each year based on their accomplishments or special talents without the need to factor in the results of the CSAT. As mentioned previously, Apink's Naeun, as well as Nu'EST's Ren, JR, Baekho, and Minhyun were all accepted to Dongkuk University's acting program via private decision. B1A4's Sandeul was accepted to Myungji University's Movies and Musical program. 

Photo credit: Star News

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

[Videos] BTOB Encourages Sooneung-takers Including Sung Jae

BTOB Encourages Sooneung-takers Including Sung Jae
[Videos] BTOB Encourages Sooneung-takers Including Sung Jae

Appearing slightly nervous, Sung Jae hoped that he and everyone taking the test will do as well as they’ve prepared and get to the university that they dream of. The BTOB members told Sung Jae not to be nervous and hoped he wouldn′t have to take the test twice like Eun Kwang did.

They also told fans to eat healthily before the test but nothing slippery (as you might slip up during the test) and lots of sticky treats (to stick to the university of their choice). ‘

The sooneung will take place on November 7.

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Photo Credit: Cube Entertainment

Sunday, 3 November 2013

[News] Why is Hyunsik isn't happy over BTOB's group photo?

Why is Hyunsik isn't happy over BTOB's group photo?
[News] Why is Hyunsik isn't happy over BTOB's group photo?

BTOB Hyunsik frowns over Minhyuk's group photo, when he realized that he's not in there. He tweeted, "“Minhyuk-i hyung is over.. He used a BTOB group picture that is without me as his Kakaotalk profile picture..” To this, Minhyuk replied that he changed it.

However, their fans send him various edited versions of the photo, wherein Hyunsik's face is stick on, making them complete. Hyunsik tweeted, “Thank you kkkkkkkkkkkkkk as expected, melodies are the best best best”

Aren't they sweet?

Note: The group photo, without Hyunsik, was taken during their cameo for 'The Heirs'.

Source: Hyunsik's twitter

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

[Videos] BTOB's Minhyuk sings A Pink's "No No No"

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

BTOB's Minhyuk sings A Pink's "No No No"
[Videos] BTOB's Minhyuk sings A Pink's "No No No"

Check out the short cover of Minhyuk on KTR, he covers A Pink's popular song "No No No" on the radio show, what do you think of his performance?

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