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      [NEW] Member Solo Activities Subforums!   03/11/2017

      Hey Karaholic! Since all of the members are now with different agencies, we thought it'd be appropriate to create new subforums so members can stay in touch with their activities. Please try to post here from now on with future updates and events.  Here are the new subforums we've created:
      Park Gyuri: http://www.karaholic.com/forums/index.php?/forum/158-park-gyuri-solo-activities-motion-media/
      Han Seungyeon: http://www.karaholic.com/forums/index.php?/forum/159-han-seungyeon-solo-activities-jwide/
      Goo Hara: http://www.karaholic.com/forums/index.php?/forum/157-goo-hara-solo-activities-keyeast/
      Jung Nicole: http://www.karaholic.com/forums/index.php?/forum/160-jung-nicole-solo-activities-b2m/
      Kang Jiyoung: http://www.karaholic.com/forums/index.php?/forum/161-kang-jiyoung-solo-activities-sweetpower/ For Youngji, we've opted to leave the forum as is as she is still with DSP Media.  Thanks for your attention, hope you continue to drop by and visit.. new members and old! 

      -KH Staff

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  1. (reporter: Maruyama Gensoku) As a former member of KARA, the Korean girls group leading the Kpop boom in Japan, Jiyoung (20) has started her acting career in Japan as 知英. She appears in a drama series that started airing this autumn. Furthermore, she aims to have international activities as an "Asian actress" while taking advantage of being a language student. At the film site of the drama series, "Hell Teacher Nube" (NTV, every Saturday night), she was nothing but exceptional. Jiyoung's role is Yukime the Snow Woman who is in love with the protagonist. Her lines and script are in Japanese, same as the other cast members'. She is also without an interpreter while stage directions are in Japanese. "They taught me difficult kanji characters, intonation, and stuff. Normal conversations and lines are different so they're still difficult for me, but I want to overcome [these difficulties]," she says with a smile. Being familiar with Japanese in dramas, films, and all means that it is now common for her to be able to watch movies in theatres. Japanese in Japan, Korean in Korea, English in England, she aims to have activities while fully immersed on the spot by taking advantage of being a language student. "Since I am of Asia, which includes Japan, I want to go to all kinds of countries and do [activities there]." In 2008, she became a KARA member at the age of 14, and has been in and out of Japan since 2010, even performing in Kōhaku Uta Gassen. Having gathered popularity in various Asian countries, she withdrew from the group when her contract with the management company expired in Spring. "Having activities as KARA was blissful beyond words [can describe]." To recharge, studying abroad in London became a turning point for her. "For four months, having free time to myself was a first, so I thought about what kind of person I want to become." At the end of her worries, she signed under Sweet Power, an agency that aims to expand overseas. Rich in activities overseas, it seems that she had developed an unconventional frame of mind. Besides her captivating hearts through singing and dancing, right now it's her "long-awaited acting" skills. "I also want to do action and love comedy movies. I want my acting skills to be verbally recognized." She will be featured as a detective in the NTV drama series "Higanbana" that starts broadcasting on the 24th.
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  2. Viperion translated another similar article with parts of the interview earlier. This is a translation of the 140626 Naver news article, based on C-Kamilia translation. [interview] Park Gyuri: "Do you still see me as a goddess?" Q: Since debut in 2007, in the blink of an eye you've been an idol for 8 years? A: The fans' reactions are cute. They said "Park Gyuri has been an artiste for 20 years, not 8 years!" If you include my time as a child actor, it's been 20 years. When I heard that I got a shock. I couldn't believe that KARA has been around for 8 years. I told myself I have to work even harder. Q: When they mention Park Gyuri they think of the term "Goddess". Do you think of yourself as a goddess? A: (Laugh) To be honest, when people still refer to me as the goddess, or when people still have that image of me, I feel flustered. That was an image we created 5-6 years ago for variety shows, just for humour effect. Now when the fans call me "goddess", "goddess", I feel really embarrassed. My real-life character and what I portray in variety shows are direct opposites. If only everyone could understand that image was created just for variety shows. Sometimes when an image is too entrenched it becomes a headache. Even so, there are also times when I thought, "oh, I'm also good at brainwashing people", and I find it quite funny. (Laugh) Q: When you debut you had the image of a lively and energetic young girl. Now you've become a mature woman. When you look back now at your younger image, how do you feel? A: To be honest, I don't like to look back at my younger image. I don't really like (my image at that time). When I see all the flaws I feel embarrassed. I can't go back to correct them so it'll become a stress point. (laugh) If only I could go back in time, I'll make everything more perfect. Q: Looking back, are there regrets, or things you feel were unfortunate? A: During those days, I did not give it much thought, but last year I suddenly had this thought: Was I too conservative? Apart from KARA, where I had this big sister image, and I said to myself "I must protect this, I should protect this", this sense of value was very strong. And I consciously lived this way. Now I'm beginning to think, I can afford to be more relaxed, like being out in the wide open plains? I seem to be realizing this a little bit at a time. I mentioned earlier that I'm an artiste who has been around for 20 years? Because I started very young, and I had the time to adjust slowly to the life of an entertainer, so since young, "living my life properly" has been a very strong driver in my life. When I was in school, I hated hearing comments like "oh because she's an entertainer that's why she's getting all these privileges". When I look back now however, I think maybe I could afford to make some mistakes, do something rebellious occasionally. Stop trying to be a model student. What I really wanted to try was a gathering (with classmates/friends?). I regret that I never got to enjoy a happy college/university campus life. Q: Coming to the subject of K-Pop in Japan, KARA is of course the undisputed pioneer and leader. Did you know your debut in Japan would be a success? Q: To be honest no. It was only later, when we saw the media coverage that we had some idea. I think at that time, when we were going on stage during our debut, we only had one thought: "Let's do our best.". So for every performance we gave our all. After the performance, when we saw the reports, we would then think to ourselves, "Ok, we did well". Q: For this photoshoot, the staff can't stop exclaiming how pretty you are. What are your beauty secrets? A: Recently I've been attending workouts at Micro Studio. As for beauty secrets, rather than follow what other people do, I tend to choose the method suits me. Q: What is your ideal type? What kind of men do you like? A: (Laugh) My ideal type is the same as when I was younger. It's actor Jung Jae Young. He has a manly charm, and also a sense of humour. An image of someone whom you can depend on when you're having a difficult time. Actually, my ideal type is my father, so someone like my father. Q: How do you de-stress? A: I meet up with my close friends and drink a beer by the river. We play music, drink some beer, and chat. If I don't have a chance to meet friends, I'd watch a movie at home or even go to a movie theater. Q: With so many junior girl groups, what are your thoughts when you see them? A: When I see them I go into a sort of "unnie mode". They are all so cute and loveable. And the girl groups recently are very good, they give you that "Oh they can even do that?" kind of reaction, and sometimes "Why didn't we think of that before?" kind of regret. Seeing all these hoobaes gives us motivation once again. Q: You are the big sister in KARA. What does KARA mean to Gyuri? A: Sometimes I have this thought. If I could put every moment in my life into a book, KARA will be the book cover. Maybe one can see that as a constraint, but in my life, KARA is that kind of existence. Q: You've been with KARA members for so long, we're curious about your relationship with the members. A: We've been together for a really long time. Even if we don't say a word, we can understand each other's thoughts. No matter whether we are on which stage, what to say, what to sing, only we know the mutual feelings that exist between us. I can't describe that feeling. Even without saying it out loud, the members understand each other. That's the KARA members. Q: There are group and individual activities, what are your future plans? A: There are still many challenges I want to take on. Recently I've been taking a break, and I've been attending classes to improve on areas where I'm lacking. I'm still in my 20s after all, so the desire to try new things is still very strong, no matter whether it is singing, acting or other activities. Personally, when I'm working I feel happiest. When my breaks are too long, I will feel a bit depressed. I still have a strong desire to work. Q: Anything you wish to say to the fans? A: I want to thank all of you for always staying by our side through thick and thin. To all the fans who have always protected us, I'm sorry... I want to say I love you all. It is because of you fans that Park Gyuri exists, that KARA exists. Source: Naver news Based on translations by Baidu Gyuri bar. (Just wanting to note it's interesting how C-Kam often refers to KH for translations and we refer back to them for translations. It's a virtuous cycle. )
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  3. Girl group KARA's strategy is use familiarity and their comeback. The plan is to bring familiar music like "Day & Night" from their new album "Day & Night" as their winning move. It shows determination that they will maintain the previous KARA color. KARA's entertainment company 'DSP Media" had a telephone conversation with 'Dispatch' on the 25th and revealed "There has been a lot of changes since the members changed. Thankfully the original KARA members and the new member, Youngji balanced each other a lot better than expected so the comeback date is sooner than planned." Not much attempt was made in changing their music. They're returning to KARA's previous music. The company reported, "When requesting songs, there was a desire to keep KARA's previous look and feel. If we tried to change the music genre because a new member was added, it'll be overdoing it and would give a foreign feel to the fans." However, we did upgrade the performance. It's determined that they will show a high level of dance skill. An insider explained, "Among all the KARA songs, the choreography difficulty in this album is the most difficult. The dance movements will be organic. Also, they've prepared dances with key moves like "the butt dance," "mic dance." The goal is to show a more mature look. The visual concept is a luxurious sexy look. The company said "Currently, there are 10 different looks for the comeback. Instead of using revealing clothing, we've emphasized on the hint of sexiness. You'll be able to see a new level of maturity." Now, KARA is in the last stage of getting ready for their comeback. The first show is planned to be revealed on the 18th. DSP said that "KARA is doing their final practices with the comeback approaching. Youngji the youngest is especially practicing 24 hours.She's doing her best so she doesn't hinder the team." Source: http://www.dispatch.co.kr/r.dp?idx=105919 Translation by : sarah k @ karaholic Credit : ELJunRa @ karaholic
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  4. Appy's Triple Round Giveaway Has Arrived!!! There will be 3 giveaways commencing, one for each of the upcoming 3 weeks. Prizes will be revealed on a week by week basis. This is a chance for small portion of Karaholic Kamilia to win free stuff!!! I ask all participating Kamilia to be fair and if they already have a copy of said prize to put aside any greed they may have and let those less fortunate have a crack at it. All winners of earlier round giveaways are inelegible for futher round giveaways so make your choices wisely. Round 1: Poetry Round (Closed) Those lucky winners will each recieve a brand new copy of Kara's latest mini album "Day & Night." Winners are as follows, congratulations to you all! @Mitsuki0208 @Mockingjay @eseul @luvme06 @Nic♥le kara All winners please PM your shipping details at your convenience. All participants that did not win are eligible for next round entries. Round 2: Caption Round (Closed) Those lucky winners will each be receiving a copy of Hammie's Drama "Her Lovely Heels." Winners are as follows, congratulations to you all! @k0uki @rhe-c @LLL168 All winners please PM your shipping details at your convenience. All participants that did not win are eligible for next round entries. Final Round: Charity Round (CLOSED) Winner is as follows, congratulations to you! @Toh Jing HenSince this is the charity round we also felt that 2 of the participants deserved a little something as well. Those winners are... @Jappy @maa7895 All winners please PM your shipping details at your convenience. Bonus prize for the bonus winners will be revealed at a future date.
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  5. KARA Gyuri transform and express herself to Goddess image. On July, interview and photo shotting of Gravure "@star1" will be issue on 20th July. On the interview Gyuri say that,"I am now showing eveyone of my Goddess image and with this smile. Not only that but in these 5-6 year ago, Goddess images has gain many people attention through the various variety show.It has a lot of pressure something for me but when i think back(frquently been brain wash) it made me feel very funny". Gyuri debut as an actor and 8th year for KARA in which the according to the fans a history calendar it's 20 year has made her look shock. "Isn't this 8 years is long compared to 20 year time ? In future will work even harder from now. I been an actor since childhood has slowly adapt to acting life (must lead a proper life) and this mind concept has made me even stronger. So I does not want to be misunderstood. While looking back to the past now has made mine free life become less now. Shouldn't I look back now ?". Gyuri express her ideal guy is actor Jung Jaeyoung,"While I was a child my ideal guy is actor Jung Jaeyoung. He has great charm and gentlemen look with great humor image. I wish someone like that will beside me while i am unhappy. Actually mine ideal type is assemble to Father image in which someone like that exist". KARA Gyuri say that," If i was to made a book for myself, I will made KARA as my lifetime for my book cover". According to the member, they don't have to say much to each other because they are tele phatic link to each of them already. KARA member Gyuri with her staright forward character for "@star 1" July issue will be publish on 20th July. Source Link : http://news.kstyle.com/article.ksn?articleNo=1997337%C2'> Article Translated by: Viperion@karaholic.com
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  6. After leaving KARA, Kang Ji Young has decided to resume her activities in Japan as an actress. Oricon Style reported on August 21, “After leaving KARA in April, it has been reported that Kang Ji Young will begin her acting career with the name ‘Ji Young,’ centered mostly in Japan. She signed with Sweet Power agency and her activities around Asia will also be managed by Sweet Power International.” According to the agency, Kang Ji Young was on a study abroad program in England to learn English and acting but decided to sign a contract with the agency in August. Oricon Style also reported, “Ji Young is currently staying in Japan in order to resume her acting career. She will be making her first public appearance through the 19th Tokyo Girls Collection (TGC) taking place on September 6 in Saitama Super Arena. She will be walking the runway as a model.” It also added, “She will be one of the very few Korean actresses who can read the scripts and carry out an acting career without translation. She will be promoting mostly in Japan but her global activities in countries around Asia are also anticipated.” The news on the former KARA member making her acting debut in Japan has taken over the main page of Japanese portal site Yahoo Japan, gathering keen interest from the public. Source: Mwave
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  7. KARA, who has returned with a new album and a new member, has been receiving a lot of attention recently for their sixth mini album, “Day & Night.” On August 18, the now four-member group KARA has held the showcase for their sixth mini album “Day & Night” wherein they sang their title track, “Mamma Mia” as well as their other song, “So Good.” During the press conference, the group got to introduce their new member, Heo Youngji, and talk more about their new album. During the press conference, the media talked about “Story,” one of the six songs in the mini album, which has been receiving attention for its message of pain toward a person who has left. Popgasa translated the lyrics of the song which include lines such as: “Our memories, our pretty recollections, They get far away and I can’t breathe It seems like tears will spread and erase it So you’re the only one I can’t tell this story to” “Our beautifully written story We thought it would last forever on our page When I was with you, I never had enough time But now even when we’re together, it’s like we’re strangers” It was known that the lyrics of the song “Story” was penned by KARA members Goo Hara, Han Seungyeon, and Park Gyuri. The ballad sings about the feelings of someone who has separated with a loved one. Some people speculated whether it’s the group’s message to the former KARA members Nicole and Kang Jiyoung who have left the team. Han Seungyeon said, “We made the song such that each of the three members’ stories were moved, edited, and combined in the lyrics. We’ll leave it to the imagination of the people who listen to it to think what the song is about.” The now four-member group KARA has recently made their comeback with the song, “Mamma Mia” off their sixth mini album, “Day & Night.” After former members Nicole and Kang Jiyoung left the group to pursue their own careers, the group is now composed of former members Park Gyuri, Goo Hara, and Han Seungyeon and new member Heo Youngji. Listen to KARA’s “Story” here: Source: Soompi
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  8. KARA's leader Gyuri wrote a letter to her fans about coming back with a new member. On the 8th, Gyuri took to her fansite to reach out to her fans. She wrote, "I didn't know how to start this, so I wrote and erased multiple times. I decided to talk about a few personal things. To be honest, I thought a lot, about what I should do with my emotions, how should I talk about it, when should I talk about it, how much of it should I say, or even if I should say anything at all, or if I should just hold my emotions until the showcase." She continued, "But I'm writing this because waiting until then is too hard on me. I don't know how many times I wanted to write or reply and decided not to.. I thought it was the best not to say much, but from time to time, if no one says anything, it just brings more pain. Everything that I told you at the fanmeeting was something I was able to say because there was a premise that the new member would not be an official member, but a guest member. As we said in the fanmeeting, because of conditions of the broadcast and such, we couldn't say things directly, but we were certain in our hearts. We said to trust us and that we would not disappoint you. We were sincerely confident not to disappoint, so we said that." She added, "But a few days later, the situation changed again.. And even though I spoke with confidence, I disappointed you unintentionally. If that was the case from the beginning, I wouldn't have said that, but it looked like I was just avoiding the situation.. The best that I mentioned is now changed to some other tone and is being spread, but I think that is my fault because I didn't talk earlier about things that made your imagination spread. That's why this happened. She continued, "In any case, at the end at the point where we are bringing in a new member, I was also someone's fan, I loved them until death, I cried a lot, I hated a lot, and I loved a lot, so I know how you would feel when a new member comes in and when you see that stage. There will be those who accept it well, some who really hate it, and some who will just feel weird, and I'll just have to accept all those emotions." She concluded, "I don't think I can impose on anyone. It's how people feel. But the members should at least protect each other. I'm going to work really hard on stage for this album. I think that's the only answer right now and that's the only thing I can think of. I hope everyone can stop hurting... Everyone, be healthy." Source: Allkpop
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  9. HOW TO HELP KARA’S COMEBACK BE SUCCESSFUL! KARA is finally making a comeback! Since the ladies have gone through a ton of changes over the past few months a successful comeback will help them to feel the support and love of their Kamilia! International fans specifically can participate and help them out with this guide. MUSIC SHOW INFO + Show Champion - Airs every Wednesday at 6:00PM KST Official Website (Korean) Official Website (Japanese) Official Twitter @showchampion1 How the chart is calculated: (50%) Digital Sales (15%) Online voting (MelOn only) (20%) Physical Sales (Hanteo Only) (15%) Professional Voting + M!Countdown - Airs every Thursday at 6:00PM KST Official Website (Korean) Official Website (English) Official Twitter @OfficialMwave How the chart is calculated: (50%) Digital Single Sales (10%) Album Sales (10%) Social Media Points (SNS & YouTube views) (10%) Preference Points (international voting on mwave, Mnet Japan/America + age range preference) (10%) Mnet Broadcast Points (10%) SMS Voting + Music Bank - Airs every Friday at 6:30PM KST Official Website (Korean) Official Twitter @KBSMusicBank How the chart is calculated: (65%) Digital Music Charts (5%) Album Sales (20%) KBS Broadcast Votes (10%) Viewer Choice Charts + Music Core - Airs every Saturday at 4:00PM KST Official Website (Korean) Official Facebook How the chart is calculated: (60%) Physical Album + Digital Sales (10%) Music Video Views (15%) Pre-voting (15%) Live Voting + Inkigayo - Airs every Sunday at 3:30PM KST Official Website (Korean) Official YouTube How the chart is calculated: (60%) Digital Single Sales (35%) SNS (5%) Pre-show Viewer Votes (10%) Live Votes — PHYSICAL SALES The Hanteo and Gaon charts are the two main charts used by music shows and charts. They are also crucial in determining the end of the year winner awards! Here is a list of places you can buy the album where it will count towards these charts: For Hanteo: KPOP Mart KPOP Town DVD Heaven For Both LeesMusic (Korean) AppleMusic (Korean) SYNNARA (Korean) YesAsia — DIGITAL SALES + STREAMING Downloading and streaming on these sites will help on the charts: Mnet (English) Soribada (English) MelOn (Korean) Genie (Korean) Olleh (Korean) BUGS (Korean) >> How to stream on MelOn — ONLINE VOTING + Mnet - Vote 3 times a day with Facebook, Twitter, and Mnet account! + Music Core - You need an MBC account to become part of a 2,000 member committee for pre-voting. (guide to making an account here) + Inkigayo - Uses a mobile application. To dowload: apple + android. (guide to using it here) — LIVE VOTING This type of voting is done while the show is airing live. You can only vote once per airing. The text must contain the group’s name in Hangul: 카라 + M!Countdown Vote if they’re in the top 3 Text 카라 to +822566 or 00822566 + Music Core Vote if they’re in the top 3 Text 카라 to +820505 or 00820505 It is required to vote for TWO nominees. For example if Orange Caramel and SECRET are nominated along with KARA you would send 카라,시크릿 which means you are voting for KARA and SECRET. + Inkigayo Vote if they are in the top 3 Text 카라 to +821245 or 00821245 — SNS POINTS This is where views, comments, likes, and trending are extremely important! Watch KARA’s music video through their OFFICIAL YOUTUBE + like, comment, and favorite Stream performances through official YouTubes: SBS, MBC, Mnet + comment, like, and favorite WATCH ALL VIDEOS TILL THE END Tweet on Twitter! Include the hashtags #카라 and #카라 맘마미아 some tweets might be marked as spam if there is only one hashtag and no message. So include some messages. Leave comments and like everything on their OFFICIAL FACEBOOK Search for 카라 on Nate, Naver, and Daum. Make sure to search for them in Hangul for it to count! — PLEASE SPREAD THIS EVERYWHERE! Share it on Twitter, Facebook, etc. If someone could share it on KARA’s international forum KARAHOLIC it would be very much appreciated! We need to be fully prepared for the 18th and pre-preparation will help significantly! Help support our girls and ensure their success! guide help credit Source + posted by @naesarangtr
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  10. KARA have released their 'NIGHT' photos for their remaining members Hara and Seungyeon! The girls have been releasing their 'DAY' concept photos, dressed innocently in all white with the 'DAY' photos that are meant to signify a late summer setting. The 'NIGHT' photos, released through NAVER MUSIC, show the girls as 'flowers that bloom at night'. There's only two more weeks left until KARA make their comeback with new member Youngji, so check out the teaser images above as you await their mini album 'DAY & NIGHT' and title song "Mamma Mia" on the 18th! Source: English: Allkpop Korean: Newsnate
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  11. Details about KARA’s forthcoming comeback have been revealed by K-pop insiders. According to a few unnamed insider sources, quoted in an article by media outlet enews24, the girl group has set a target date of August for the new release, and has even begun filming music videos. KARA is set to drop a mini album featuring its newest member: the winner of television audition show, “KARA Project,” Youngji. The group will also embark on a tour of Japan in October. One source was quoted as saying, “KARA will be making a comeback with a new collaboration with [music producer and song writer] Duble Sidekick. They filmed the music video on July 9 at a location somewhere in Gyeonggi Province.” Other quotes from insiders shed light on the way the group is operating now that a new member has joined. These included, “Since Youngji has joined, she has given KARA something of an energy boost,” and, “All of the members have resolved to make this album a success.” Source: Soompi
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  13. Agency Shares How Kara Members Feel About New Member Young Ji As the winner of a fierce competition, Young Ji joined Kara as the new member. So, how do the other Kara members feel about the newest face of the group? A rep from DSP Media met with enews on July 2 and said, “The Kara members are very interested in Young Ji. They even made their way to the rehearsal for the final round of MBC Music’s Kara Project to see the Baby Kara members’ preparation process. As the show to select the new member of Kara, Kara Project aired its final episode on July 1, by announcing Young Ji as the winner. Having good looks and talents, Young Ji will be joining Kara as it prepares to release a new album in August. The agency rep said, “As the team’s leader, Park Gyu Ri feels the responsibility to carry on the team as it embarks on a new challenge. So she had a lot of interest in this audition and watched it in detail more than anyone else.” The rep also said, “The three Kara members calmly accepted the result of the final round. They know so well that now is a very important time for them. They are working hard to embrace Young Ji and to release a new album.” source: mwave tip: xbrokenarrow @karaholic
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  15. It has been confirmed that girl group KARA will be making a comeback in May with a brand new mini album. According to KARA’s agency, DSP Media, on April 14, the group is gearing up to release their seventh mini album next month. It will be their first comeback in about 10 months since they promoted with their sixth mini album “Mamma Mia,” which was revealed in August of last year. It is said that the upcoming album will be filled with songs that will display the members’ improvement and upgraded maturity. With the addition of newest member Youngji last year, KARA successfully wrapped up promotions with “Mamma Mia,” and the four members of the group are now working hard to prepare for their return to the stage. Meanwhile, the group is currently in the final stages of album productions and is getting ready to unveil the comeback title song and concept as soon as the album is finished. Source: Soompi
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  16. KARA Youngji "The onnie being mean (to me)? If I ask for one thing, they teach me ten" KARA's new member Youngji expresses her sorry and thankful heart for the other KARA members. Recently Youngji did a photoshoot and interview for @star1 that will be published on September 22. Youngji was asked whether there other members being mean or not to her. She answered while laughing "I understand that people think like that however there is no such thing." She added "Since KARA is a group with great popularity, people around me were worried what if I can't adapt to it. But the onnie really take care of me very well. If i ask about something, they will teach me ten things. I'm really thankful" Youngji who got the honor dropped her first album while becoming a member of a girl group that already in their 7th year, the other members became her senior and colleague at the same time. She said humbly "I'm just feeling sorry to them since i'm still very lacking" Youngji's feeling for debuting as a singer and the behind story for the activities during the promotion for her first album will be published on the October issue of @star1 at September 22. Source: http://news.naver.co...pc_news_twitter Translation: @yooniqda_
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  18. I'm opening this discussion for us to have a guide to help KARA for this comeback: : 카라 : KARA : 숙녀가 못 돼 : Can't Be A Lady (Damaged Lady) : 둘 중에 하나 : Runaway First two are no brainers: #1 - Buy the album (!!!) If you plan to buy via YesAsia, please use Karaholic's link. It would also be nice if you refrain from sharing download links for the whole album. Check to see if the sales will add to Hanteo (YesAsia and GMarket does). That's quite important. Physical sales may not have a big bearing on the Music Shows, but it does earn more for KARA and DSP. #2 - Watch the MV on Youtube - create a playlist (F5, Replay, Youtuberepeaters DO NOT WORK). Refresh your browser cache after about 50 repeats. Clear/Remove from your YT Watch History. Also watch it thru iMBC and Gaon. If you have a blog, add this to the top. It will autoplay the video for every visitor. It might be annoying so don't hide it so that visitors can pause the vid. <iframe width="480" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_vHw17-zFa4?autoplay=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> #3 - Vote! - I know, we're one of the laziest fandom in terms of voting. But if they lose because of the lack of votes, we have no one to blame but ourselves and we don't want that, do we? Let's make our votes count on the charts that matter. SMS Voting is counted per phone number, so it really doesn't cost much for that one SMS to M!Countdown (text "카라" to +82-2-2566) and one SMS to MuCore (text "KARA" to +82-2-0505) and one SMS to Inkigayo (text "카라" to +82-2-1245). #4 - Build the hype by searching on Search portals - by having them trend on Search portals, ordinary Koreans will be curious and might download the song adding to the Digital sales. It will also help if we unanimously search at certain times (i.e. after a music show performance, after a tv guesting, every 12noon lolz). Check the shoutbox for the term that's trending for the day/event. ~ Naver | Daum | Nate | Melon ~ If you want to be lazy, use this site and have it cycle for 301-400 secs (That's roughly every 5 mins, but it's nice to not set it too exact lest you be tagged as spam). #5 - Build the hype on SNS (Twitter, FB, me2day, IG) - use the tags #KARA #카라 #숙녀가못돼 Twitter: Do not use a tag after another (ie I like #KARA #숙녀가못돼) because it'll be considered a spam. Instead write words in between (ie I love #KARA and their latest song #숙녀가못돼 is the best). Gaon Social Chart: Sign up to Gaon and add points to KARA's Social Chart (tutorial and tips from another site). me2day: Make sure to click the me2 for all KARA official me2day post. Let it make it to the top stories. FB: Follow KARA's official FB page. Like their posts. FB now has hashtags, use it. But after this, what else can we do? Please add what you know we can do to help. (Unsure - if anyone can verify please do) Streaming Music Online (the 1 minute sample) every hour for Digital Streaming points - some say it adds to the digital streaming, some say it doesn't. It doesn't take much of your time, so it wouldn't hurt to do this. Clear cache before/after doing this for the hour. Bugs | Melon | Olleh Music | MNet | Soribada | Daum | Monkey3 Korean proxy sites: list 1 list 2 - some say to use a Korean proxy to make the streaming count. I've read somewhere that if you stream on Naver with a foreign IP, it'll be a deduction instead of adding to the points. This Streaming on Bugs using Facebook acct tutorial shows you need to change your IP. And if you do it this way, the streaming will definitely count. But it's 1 FB account for a 1-day pass, so use it wisely. I'd say use it for CBAL than Runaway. Notes on Ranking Systems KBS Music Bank[/indent] 65% - Digital sales 20% - Broadcast time (it does not include radio) 10% - Viewer’s choice 5% - Physical sales SBS Inkigayo Digital Sales - 60% SNS - 35% (Gaon Social Chart tips from another site) Pre-voting - 5% Live voting - 10% MBC Music Core 60% - Digital sales 10% - Physical sales 10% - Youtube views* 10% - Board of viewers' vote / Pre-voting 10% - SMS vote *Note on Youtube views: Only views on youtube via MBC official website will be counted 1. Go to http://www.imbc.com/broad/tv/ent/musiccore/musiclist/index.html 2. Find KARA. Click on the pink tv icon on the right and get the view counted. 1 view per IP Mnet MCountdown 50% - Digital sales 20% - Age preference 10% - Physical sales 10% - Live show preference on Mnet 5% - Global fan votes 5% - SMS voting (Only for top 3) MBC Show Champion 45% Digital sales (Melon) 10% Physical sales (Hanteo) 15% Broadcast Points 15% Ranking from professionals in music industry 15% Points on MBC music broadcast
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  19. Former CCM and KeyEast Trainee Welcome to Youngji Official Spazz Thread 1st July 2014 marks the day Karaolic welcomes Youngji, our new Kara member, into the family. Today is the beginning of many memorable moments that Youngji will spend with us. Please give our unconditional support to Youngji who braved through all missions to realize her dream. Let's show that we do care for each and every Kara member. This is Youngji's house and it belongs to everyone who makes it happens. Let the rejoicing begins and start the spazzing. Believe in the choice we made, believe in Youngji. Youngji Kara Project Vote Results Youngji Messages Photos Videos Youngji Kara Project Teaser: DSPKara Kara Project Shows: E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, Director Cut E1, Director Cut E2 Baby Kara Self Diaries: 1-1, 1-2, 2-1, 2-2, 3-1, 3-2, 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 5-1, 5-2, Final Kara Project Fancams: All More sharing at Kara Project Discussion. DSP Audition First Fan Meet and Interaction First Fan Sign and Birthday Celebration with Kamilia First Solo Activity - Tasty 2 Happy Together Press Conference First Variety Show - SBS Roommate Season 2 First MC Show - KBS The Lord Of The Ratings Season 2 First Charity Event - Gangnam Flag Campaign First Magazine Featuring - @Star1 First MV Featuring - VIXX Error MV First CF Video
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  20. The Seven Golden Rules of Karaholic Please help us make Karaholic a clean and friendly place. Play your part by following the general rules listed below, coupled with a dose of common sense. These rules are applicable throughout the whole forum. Failure to follow the rules may result in a warning/s or even a ban depending on the severity of your actions. 01. Basic Netiquette -General Behavior: The magic word, respect! We want to make Karaholic a friendly fan community, so learn to socialize and get along with the other members of the forum. We will not tolerate any bashing, be it towards Kara, members of Karaholic, or anyone in particular like other kpop groups and their fans. Learn to respect each individual. Any other hateful remarks or mean comments are also of course, forbidden. -Respect for Staff: The staff of Karaholic put in a lot of time and effort to bring to you all the lovely Kara goodies at Karaholic. So do not, in any way, show them any disrespect. Thank them when you have the opportunity, they work so hard without any incentive at all, except for the drive to spread the Kara love. >> The Karaholic Staff Team >> The Sweet Melodix Team 02. No posting of Pornographic Images / Sexually Explicit Material I'm sorry but there's no interest for that here >_< 03. Don't Spam -Don't double post: We don't need to see your post twice. -Don't copy and paste the same replies: We hate template replies. -Please make your posts count: We want to make Karaholic a conducive community for discussions regarding Kara. Your 2-3 words post isn't helping. We don't have a minimum word requirement for each post. All we ask is that you make the little effort to write thoughtful replies that are relevant to the topic. 04. Don't Quote Images We don't need to see the same image twice. Instead, link the image in your quote. 05. Follow Individual Forum Rules This set of forum rules apply to the whole of Karaholic. However, each individual forum has its own set of forum rules. Follow them to stay out of trouble with the Mods. 06. Post in English We are an International fan community operating in English. Post in English only. If you decide to post in Korean, include an English translation along with it. 07. Credit Karaholic.com when redistributing material Translators work their butts off to translate stuff for Karaholic. If you decide to take their hard work out of the forum to share elsewhere, please do not edit their work, and credit them fully. Do not remove the credit line, that would be unethical and extremely unfair to the translators. Bonus. Support Sweet Melodix Please show your support to Sweet Melodix, Karaholic's very own subbing team. Subscribe to us and rate our videos! >> Sweet Melodix Main Channel >> Sweet Melodix Previous Main Channel >> Sweet Melodix Backup Channel Avatar and Signature Rules Avatar - Hosted on KH: Maximum dimensions of 100 x 100px at most 50KB - Hosted on external server: Reasonably sized GIFs allowed Signature - Maximum dimensions of 300 x 150px - No more than 2 banners / images altogether - Maximum of 6 lines only, text and images together - For more than 1 line of text, no size increment please SHOUTBOX RULES CLICK HERE
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  21. Early in the morning my phone been rang and wake me up .. The stock has arrived and ask me to collect it at the shipping harbor ..hehe Got to excited and didn't think anything .. Then rushing with excited mood ... Guess what it was 530am in the morning These Bag Is Filled with All Kara New Album for our member who has pre-order it
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  22. DSP Media announced today that KARA‘s title track for their soon-to-be-released seventh mini album is called “Cupid.” Along with the announcement came concept photos for the title track. “Cupid” is produced by e.one (a production team composed of Choi Hyun Joon from V.O.S and Jung Ho Hyun) and is said to have an exciting rhythm layered on top of a shuffle base. The lyrics also expresses the confidence of a woman, who like a cupid, is fearlessly “shooting her arrow” towards the person she loves. e.one has previously worked with artists like Rain, EXO, Shinhwa, and A Pink. KARA’s new mini album, titled “In Love,” will be released May 26. Source (1) Source: AllKPop
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  23. Girls' Generation and Kara will be having new album activities in Japan. Both teams, after having tough time last year with member leaving and member change, will be releasing a single in Japan this Spring. It has been 2 years for both of them. A Pink and AOA made debut in Japan recently and it appears first generation of 'K-Pop girl groups' are getting cheered on by it. Girls' Generation will be releasing their 9th single, "Catch Me If You Can," on April 22. It has been 2 years since their last single, "Galaxy Super Nova," came out in September 2013. Their new song is electronic dance music (EDM), which is internationally popular nowadays and the attention is being focused on their change of concept. The music label in Japan, Universal Music Japan, commented it is a song with strong dance beat and catchy chorus part. Girls' Generation will also have large scale fan meeting at Saitama Super Arena on April 26. Kara will be releasing a new album in Japan which is a first one since new member, Young Ji, joined the team. It has been 2 years since their 10th single, "French Kiss," was released in November 2013. "Mamma Mia" released in Korea and Japan last August was sort of a license album, a Korean album released also in Japanese version. At their fan meeting in Japan on February 14, they had announced their plan for new album release. Source
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  24. KARA member Gyuri will be making her film debut in the upcoming movie 'Backwards Closer Together'. DSP Media announced on December 30 that Gyuri has recently wrapped up filming for a movie by director Jo Sung Gyu. 'Backwards Closer Together' tells the story that unfolds when three men and women get together. Gyuri has previously starred in dramas, such as 'Nail Shop Paris' and 'KARA's Secret Love', but this project will be her first on the big screen. She commented, "I personally have a lot of interest in films, so I was very thankful to receive an unexpected call from the director. I'm happy to have starred in an independent film for my first movie." 'Backwards Closer Together' is expected to hit theaters in the second half of 2015. Are you excited to see Gyuri make her movie debut? by: allkpop
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  25. Seungyeon isthe strongest on drinking, next is Gyuri. Hara is the strongest. They haven't go drinking with Youngji yet so Hara doesn't know her tolerance. Hara wants to drink together with all 6 members of KARA, including Nicole and Jiyoung. Hara is the style to contact them first. She messaged Nicole when Nicole's album released. And during Japan tour, she has planned to meet with Jing but unfortunately they were unable to meet. From this korean article / Translation by yooniqda / Via Elizahara @ HARA ON&OFF Fanblog (from sweethara.com)
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  26. According to a representative at MBC during a phone interview with OSEN on October 25, “Han Seungyeon recently confirmed her cast decision for ‘Guitar and Hot Pants.’ Her role in the drama will be an idol at the peak of her popularity.” Han Seungyeon, who already has much experience as a popular idol within the group KARA, is anticipated to fit her role naturally. She also has acting experience, her most recent project being the highly rated weekend drama, “Jang Bori is Here,” which ended last month. Meanwhile, “Guitar and Hot Pants” will be the seventh drama in MBC’s “Drama Festival” series, which is a compilation of works of collaboration between young, sprouting directors and new as well as existing writers, giving them a chance to experiment with their ideas. “Guitar and Hot Pants” will air sometime next month after “Hyung Young Dang’s Diary,” “An Old Greeting,” and “House, Mate.” source: Soompi
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  27. 6th in "Model Press" , Jiyoung left KARA on Aril. She reappear this year in Japan Fashion Feasta which was hekd in Super Arena in Saitama. She appear on "19th Tokyo Girl Collection 2014 AUTUMN/WINTER" (Short Form : TGC) for the first time. Jiyoung appear in "Reebok" Stage with white color inner wear & mini skirt with black top up jacket together with sport shoe really reveal her sportive look.She walk out with her cheerful spiritful look and cute image which assemble Tsuchiya Anna in this motion. Jiyoung stated, " It been a while and I am Glad to be here". And " I will never forget what an actress should do and will work hard. Please take care of me." Source Link : Article Translated by: Viperion@karaholic.com
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  28. I was accused of being hardcore biased to Seungyeon. This is my reply. I remain biased because Seungyeon continues to prove time after time, that she deserves the praise. Her dancing skills and style is a different level than majority of idols and even professional dancers. Watch her every gesture, every pop, every pose, every smile, every expression. She has a solid foundation: has good balance, follows the tempo, brings intensity, and has attention to details that others ignore. She was not always like that. When she debuted, she was the worst performer in the group. She would forget the choreography or miss the steps and fall behind. She looked really awkward on stage. But she turned around 180 degrees after around 3 months after debut. She released her full potential and has stayed on top of her game ever since. I say this because so many performers (idols included) never seem to show improvement or their full potential even after years of activity. On the other hand, it's very obvious that Seungyeon dedicates her time and focus to make every performance as good as possible. Other idols 'follow' the choreography, but Hammie brings the extra oomph, pop, and swagger. She also is creative in her solos during Karasia. The puppet dance for Guilty is totally unexpected. Most people would probably never dream of this kind of dance. In fact, no one expected this babyface in charge of cuteness would sing pop rock in the first place. Then for (We Will) Rock You, she does a hardcore cheerleader routine, even standing on the guys' backs. In conclusion, Seungyeon is really underrated as a dancer and performer. She doesn't talk much about it, instead gives the attention to Nicole. But whenever there's a special dance break, she's front and center because even the choreographers know she got the best stuff. Now that Nicole is gone, it'll become more obvious. Mamma Mia proves this. Seungyeon has the most time in the center.
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  29. Today, we celebrate 9 years with our beloved KARA. Here's a brief history through pictures: On March 29, 2007, they made their official debut with "Break It" on Music Core. KARA began as a 4-member group: Sunghee, Gyuri, Seungyeon, and Nicole. On July 24, 2008, after fellow member Sunghee left the group due to personal reasons, KARA reformed as a 5-unit band with Goo Hara and Kang Jiyoung. They showed off their bright and cute personalities with Rock U. On December 2008, they quickly followed up with a new fresh, bubbly concept with Pretty Girl. On March 5, 2009, nearly 2 years after their debut, their received their first win with Honey. Later in 2009, KARA jumped into the front of the K-Pop scene with their iconic song, 'Mister'. It was promoted with 'Wanna' in their album 'Revolution, but their famous butt-dance took the world by storm as KARA grew in fame and popularity. in 2010, KARA followed up with 2 promotions, 'Lupin' and 'Jumping'; the latter was released in Korea and Japan simultaneously. On June 22, 2011, KARA released one of their most popular Japanese songs, Go Go Summer. It debuted on the #1 spot on the Oricon charts and solidified their popularity in Japan. On Sept 6, 2011, no time was wasted as KARA came back with their powerful, upbeat track, 'Step'. It is their most watched music video on Youtube, with 70+ million views. In February of 2012, KARA embarked on their first concert tour, titled 'KARASIA'. They went on to continue this tour yearly, until 2015. KARA holds the title of being the very first Korean girl group to hold a concert in the Tokyo Dome, on January 16, 2013. On August 2012, KARA returned with a mysterious, mature concept with 'Pandora'. Their 'sexy-back' move was their dance point for this edgy song. On September 2, 2013, after a year of hiatus, KARA came back with 'Damaged Lady'. The album was titled 'Full Bloom', and was the last album promoted by the full 5-member group. Early in 2014, Nicole and Jiyoung announced their departures from the group. Leaving only 3 members, a reality show called 'KARA Project' was held to elect in another member. Heo Youngji emerged as the winner, and KARA came back with a catchy 80s tune titled 'Mamma Mia' On May 26, 2015, KARA shot arrows into the hearts of their fans with their new single, 'Cupid'. They showed off a snew side to their sexy, mature charm. On January 15, 2016, Gyuri, Seungyeon, and Hara left DSP as their contracts have expired. KARA has not disbanded. They all agreed to go their own separate paths in their next journey. Who knows what will happen next? I wish that you will continue to visit Karaholic and continue to cheer on the girls as they continue the next chapter of their lives. Kamilia fighting!
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  30. What you need to do: Create a fanart/drawing using digital drawing utilities or manual hand drawings. Fanart designs must be related to KARA. (Individual members or group) Submit your designs here. Best to include your name or signature on your drawings. Write a brief summary about your design. Only one submission per member. You can change your design before the deadline. Have fun ! DEADLINE: 17th October 2014 A poll will be created after the submission deadline. Thank you and GOOD LUCK ! Here are the contestants : #1 KaraHolicHanSeungYeon #2 Ruset69 #3 AppleJaJing #4 Jappy #5 Dolla #6 thuyster #7 nightvisiongoggles #8 So-eunly #9 charron #10 ilovekaramorethanthebeatles #11 karamale The top 2 most voted designs will be the winner of this giveaway. In case of a tie, the admins will vote again to break the score. GOOD LUCK ! Congratulations Ruset69 and Jappy.
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  31. Kkangjii's fashion modeling walk will be shown on NOTTV. The Girl Collection fashion show where Kkangjii will walk as a model will be shown on NOTTV live full boradcast. via karaboard. It's the smartphone exclusive broadcasting channel. It's a free channel in Japan. Source :NOTTV via: Karaboard Translated by ultraman88 Korean text Additional Information credit ultraman888 Tokyo Girl Collection Home Page Kkangjii http://girlswalker.com/tgc/14aw/ TGCのステージで復帰後初登場! スペシャルゲストに元KARAの知英が決定! TGC 스테이지에 복귀 후 첫 등장! 스페셜 게스트로 전 KARA의 지영 결정! Comeback First Showing TGC Stage! Special Guest Former Kara's Jiyoung!
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  32. [interview] Kara Spills on Choosing Waacking Dance for ‘Mamma Mia’ KARA talked about its ventures into waacking. During recent interview with Newsen at the waiting room for KBS’s Music Bank, Kara confessed that the members gained arm muscles due to waacking dance. Kara’s new title song Mamma Mia catches attention with the performance based on waacking dance, involving difficult and fancy movements. In order to pull off the performance for Mamma Mia, the Kara members had to spend many hours sweating and practicing. Kara revealed during its comeback showcase on August 18, “We worked hard since this is our first time trying waacking but it wasn’t something that anybody can do. We received a lot of massages in the beginning because we had shoulder pain but now our dance feels a bit like waacking.” When asked if they regret challenging themselves with waacking, they answered, “We think the choreography came out well suited for the song. We will probably get more used to it as we perform more on stage. Our body has been feeling less tense compared to the first time we practiced.” Han Seung Yeon then confessed, “I gained egg-sized muscles on my arms because of our dance,” and Park Gyuri said, “This new choreography is the most difficult out of all the choreography we’ve done so far. But if we want to seem cool we have to wrap it up well even if our insides get twisted.” Currently in her mid-20’s, Park Gyuri brought up her physical fitness saying, “I don’t want to be different than when I was in my early 20’s but after I perform on stage, my joints feel different than before. I don’t want to lag behind Youngji so I’ve been putting patches on my body to help me get through.” About what they want to hear on their current promotions, Kara said, “There have been positive comments on Kara before but there have also been biases. We would like to get rid of those biases through our current promotional activities. We want to show a better side of us since we’ve recruited a new member too. We’re working hard so we hope that it shows on stage.” Photo credit: Newsen Source: MwaveNews
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  33. Girl Group KARA promoting their album in JAPAN will remain main focus in JAPAN. 27th August, KARA is off to JAPAN to prmoye their 11th Japanese Single Album "MAMMA MIA!. This event will take 2 day 1 night time. Even Though is their 1st day departure today to Japan but they are no resting for them. Their will having their interview with ORICON STYLE NHK during their 1st day at JAPAN. Then on 2nd day 28th August, they will have their mini stage show at Odaiba to promote their album with their hit song "MAMMA MIA!" and "So Good". This show will having live broadcasting through NTV "Sukkiri". on 18th August, KARA released their Korea version 6th mini album " DAY & NIGHT" and later on their will also released their Japanese Single Album "MAMMA MIA!" on 27th August. Since new member Youngji join KARA it will be their first time to promote their Japanese Single Album in Japan in which it will attract a lot of attention for all Japan Media. After their Japan Activities end, KARA will return to Korea to continue their busy schedule with fans in various music program over the weekend. Source Link : http://news.kstyle.com/article.ksn?articleNo=2002395 Article Translated by: Viperion@karaholic.com
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  34. Girl group KARA will herald its comeback with a special showcase, to be held in the Mapo district of Seoul on August 18. The performance will tie in with the girls’ forthcoming “Day & Night” mini album, their first since the departure of former members Nicole and Jiyoung and the addition of the growp’s newest recruit, Youngji. The album is also set to drop the same day. The event will be held at the SBS Prism Tower building, and will be filmed for broadcast on SBS MTV. Japanese station TBS will also be televising the event. The showcase will be shown in UHD (Ultra High Definition), a format even higher in resolution than standard HD. “Day & Night” will be KARA’s sixth EP, and will be the group’s first release since September 2013, when it released the studio album “Full Bloom,” featuring the songs “Runaway” and “Damaged Lady.” source: Soompi
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  35. KARA's 3rd phase has started since their debut on their 7th year. A new member was selected and KARA will start as a 4-member group. On 2007, KARA began their debut with Park Gyuri, Han Seungyeon, Kim Sunghee and Nicole. After Kim Sunghee left the group, 2 new members were added which were Kang Jiyoung and Goo Hara. They became a 5-member group for their comeback. Due to Jiyoung and Hara's addition to the group, KARA popularity has risen. They became one of the top groups in Japan's Music Industry in 2010. Then back on January 2011, Seungyeon, Gyuri, Hara, Nicole and Jiyoung were involved in a contract termination by DSP Media. On February 2011, Seungyeon, Nicole and Jiyoung issued a lawsuit case against DSP Media while Gyuri and Hara pulled out from the lawsuit. However, after 4 months, it was resolved on April 2011, between the KARA Members and DSP Media. Everything has been agreed and KARA continued with DSP. They had a comeback in Japan and Korea as 5 members. KARA became the first Korean girl group to perform at Tokyo Dome, Japan. However, these were only the beginning until Nicole revealed on November 2013, that she will not be renewing her contract with DSP Media and will leave KARA on January 2014. Following Nicole, Jiyoung also revealed her intention to leave KARA on January 2014 to study and pursue her acting career. It was the most upsetting and shocking news for all KARA fans. Japan fans were sad with the decision and were hoping that KARA will rejoin in the future. The agency made a quick decision by selecting a new member for KARA through "KARA PROJECT". After the project ended, it was announced that Youngji was KARA's new member. KARA will never give up. It stated, "We are grateful that many people are still standing with us here. Youngji will not disappoint us and she will work even harder for KARA's future". KARA's 4 members: Gyuri, Seungyeon, Hara and Youngji will rejoin as a new group. They will release new songs in both Japan and South Korea on August 2014. Youngji's addition to KARA was well-received with great excitement and attention from everyone. Source Link : http://news.kstyle.com/article.ksn?articleNo=1998353 Article Translated by: Viperion@karaholic.com
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  36. Here is my present to you guys. A fan account of Music Bank taping (130906). Korean then English. (source "Rody" from Karaboard) http://karaboard.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=community&wr_id=1116961&page=0 니콜이가 카메라 테스트를 하는건지 뭔지 혼자 나와서 멀뚱멀뚱...은 아니고 참 이것저것 많이도 해줍디다... 사랑한다 니콜아. - 니콜의 주요멘트 밥 먹었어요? - 그 다음엔 하라가 나와서 또 멀뚱멀뚱 - 한 30분을 기다렸을까요. 그제서야 다섯명이 다 모습을 드러냈슴다. 그 이전에 임원님께서 너무 시끄러운 외침은 안 된다고 하셔서 참 조용조용하고 좋은 사녹이었습니다. 솔직히 그동안 꽤 많이 시끄러웠거든요. 팬들끼리 오디오 겹치지 않고 드립치는 것도 재미있었습니다ㅋㅋ - 니콜이가 여드름 났다고 징징 팬이 여드름 나도 예뻐요!! 하니까 "네? 어제보다 예쁘다구요?" ㅇㅇㅇㅇㅇ 그리고는 핫스야이의 중간통역 "여드름나도 예쁘다고" ㅇㅇㅇㅇㅇ - 승연언니~ 승연언니~ 한승연~ 팬들의 부름에도 손만 흔들다가 기어코 한 마디 "왜!! 왜!! 왜 자꾸 불러싸!" 이래야 내여자 답지♥ - 규리가 양손을 파닥파닥 거리면서 팬들한테 인사하는데 그 앞을 떡하니 막고 한 손은 주머니에 꽂은 채 건들건들하게 팬들한테 인사하는 정니콜 - 승연이 규리에게 속닥속닥 하더니 싱글싱글 규리의 세일러문 작렬 그리곤 결국 승연 뒤에 숨기 언니들 이제...그만 귀여워져도 됩니다... - 점심으로는 월남쌈밥? 인지 뭔지 월남쌈-- 인데.. 여튼 점심먹은 규리 부러웠어요...배고팠거등여ㅠㅠㅠ - 사실 뭐라 하고싶은 말은 많은데 그런거 있잖아요. 힘내라고 막 그러면 왠지... 그래서 우물쭈물 팬들도 살짝 기죽어있고 그러니까 지영이가 기운 좀 내요! 그 말 듣고 눈에 눈물이 그렁그렁까지 맺혔는데 겨우 참음. 엉엉ㅠ 기운주러 간건데 얻어옴ㅠㅠ 이런 못난 더쿠ㅠㅠ - 규리랑 하라가 끌어안고 있는데 규리 손이 하라 힙ㅇ...///// 하라는 그 안에서 동동동 발 구르고 곧 규리한테서 풀려나더니 승연에게 이마를 찰싹 맞음 이어서 규리도 하라 이마 문질문질 ?!?!?! - 근데 정말 오늘은 우리보다 카라가 더 화이팅!!! 을 많이해줌 직무유기 카덕같으니ㅠㅠ - 완곡은 두 번정도 했나? 계속 중간에 노래 끊기고... 여튼 참 많이 봤어요 핰핰하커헠 - 아. 맨 처음 리허설때 다른 멤버들 문은 다 열리고 승연 문만 안 열려서 아. 다 지르고 화려하게 열리나보다 ㅇㅁㅇ 라고 생각했는데 그냥 안 열린 것이었음ㅇㅇㅇㅇ 멤버들도 웃고 뒤늦게 열린 문 뒤의 핫스도 웃고 팬들도 웃고 스탭도 웃고 하하핳ㅎ하하핳ㅎ하ㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏ - 니콜이한테 팬이 언니가 제일 예뻐요! 였나... 여튼 그랬더니 "거짓말!" ?!??!!??!?!! - 더 있을텐데 기억이 안 나요. 오늘은 진짜 그 시간을 통째로 녹화하고 싶을만큼 좋았어요. ㅠㅠ 규리언니 진짜 귀여운거 있었는데........................................................기억해내라 나이자식ㅠㅠ Cole comes out to check on cameras or something Comes out alone and blankly...is not the thing but this and that she gives us a lot of fan service... I love you Nicole. - Cole’s general comments “Did you eat?” - Then, Hara comes out and is there blankly... - We waited about 30 minutes. Then all five showed themselves. Before that, the staff told us to not to shout too loud. So, it was relatively quiet and really nice pre-taping show. Frankly, it used to be really loud on prior tapings. It was fun to not have audio overlap with the fan-shouts and Kara singing. - Cole was whining about her pimples. Fan shouted you are pretty even with pimples and Cole goes, “Yes? I am prettier than yesterday?” (she didn’t understand correctly) ㅇㅇㅇㅇㅇ (this symbol is fan showing people laughing) And Hots (Hammie) translating in the middle. “They said you are pretty even with pimples.” ㅇㅇㅇㅇㅇ - Seungyen unnie~ Seungyeon unnie~ Han Seunyeon~ She was just waving only even with the fans call outs, then finally... “What! What! Why you keep calling me!” This is how my woman is supposed to be, that’s right. (chic Hammie) - Gyuri was flapping her both hands and waving at the fans, and Cole waving and swaggering with one hand in her pocket while blocking Gyuri from the front. - Hammie whispering to Gyuri and smiling Gyuri’s Sailor Moon pose And finally hiding behind Hammie Unnie...you don’t have to be cute anymore... - For lunch, something like Vietnamese Wrapped Rice or something? Vietnamese Wrap---anyways... Gyuri eating lunch. I was so jealous...because you see, I was hungry ㅠㅠㅠ - Honestly, I had so much I wanted to say but you know how it is. Somehow, if you say cheer up or something...so I was wavering... The fans were also somewhat downcast that day but (we know why) Jjing says “Cheer up!” When I heard her say it my eyes misted and almost started crying but I was able to hold it back somehow. ㅠㅠㅠ (not literal but crying) we went to cheer them up but we got cheeredㅠㅠㅠ We are undeserving otaku (fans)ㅠㅠㅠ. - Gyuri was hugging Hara and but Gyuri’s hands are on Hara’s hip (ㅇ).../// (open mouth) Hara’s jumping up and down in her arms. (fan service) And when she gets away from Gyuri, Hammie playfully slaps Hara’s forehead. And Gyuri rubs Hara’s forehead. ?!?!?! - However, Today KARA really is giving us a lot more cheer and “fighting” to us than us to them. How derelict fans (otaku) we are ㅠㅠㅠ - I think they sang the song twice? The song kept cutting off in the middle... No matter, we saw them perform many times. Hot hot hot hot. - Ah, when they were rehearsing in the beginning All the doors of the members opened except Hammie’s. So, I thought, ah she is gonna shout then it’s going to open really cool then or something but it just didn’t openㅇㅇㅇㅇㅇ The girls just laugh and Hammie also laughs, the fans laugh and the staffs laugh. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏ - A fan shouts to Cole, unnie you are the prettiest...whatever that’s what the fan said. “That's a lie!” (direct translation) (but it could mean like "can't be true"-slightly different connotation) (Cole) ?!??!!??!?!! - I am sure there was more but can’t remember. Today was so great that I wished we could have recorded everything. ㅠㅠ Ah, there was this really cute thing from Gyuri unnie but.......................damn I can't remember it.ㅠㅠㅠ
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  37. This is an interpreted translation done directly by myself. This is an old post which came out after Honey winning the first places. It was written by a Girls Generation fan, not a KARA fan, in a 1st person view; when the post says "I" or "Myself" It is referring to the author of the post himself not myself who's translating this post(izAkly). The original post is 한듣보의 개고생 When I listen to "Pretty Girl" by KARA, I feel like Seungyeon is talking about herself that it makes my eyes teary. Livelihood-type-idol, Han-Never-Heard or seen, etc. An adorable girl who has nicknames that are almost equivalent to the measure of an insult. It's no one but Seungyeon Han herself. She's also known as the Potent-Hamster. You can see that she was a studious person who was qualified to attend to Tenafly High School as a transfer student from Korea. But, because she wanted to become a singer, she drops out of High School and takes the exit exam. Afterwords, she takes the college entrance exam and enters Kyunghee University's Theater and Film Dept. Before her decision to become a star she was originally studying to become a doctor. It's all a past story... but... The Birth of the Livelihood-Type-Idol. After all that trouble, of all the places out there, she enters DSP. Although the company was and is famous for producing Sechskiss, Fin.K.L, and SS501, as a production company they have lost their leadership. If you would say Mnet's production is something to look forward for, DSP, in comparison, is just a so-so company. KARA releases their 1st album! DSP claims them the successors of Fin.K.L or the "new" Fin.K.L(what?) ... and they failed. They released 3 songs, but I don't remember a single one of them. Their sales rate is so low that the company decides to publicize them through a TV show called Show-vival. But it is surely hard to see them in the show... They get abandoned in the middle of Kyungchun Highway, their seat-belt comes off and they trip over them and what not... They go into a break with the excuse of members' college entrance exam(Including Seungyeon's high school exit exam) but it's not that hard to know that the real reason is because they weren't successful. From HERE, Seungyeon's Human Theater starts. Her bloody fight for the team's survival. With the entrance exam coming near, October of 2007, Seungyeon starts to appear on cable-TV. And it's not even that big of a deal; she starts appearing on MSL Break. (At that time I didn't even know that she was a singer) An idol star to be in a cable-TV Game program hostess position. Wonder Girls appeared on Keroro-fighter before, but this was a completely different case. There were many stories about this, but to sum it up, it's quite tragic. If you can see an edited version of Seungyeon's appearances in MSL break, you can tell she starts losing weight… maybe she couldn't even eat as much as she should. Well, in the other hand her pronunciation on "break" was getting better...? One after another, while she's fighting so hard to keep the members alive, KARA's main vocal/best visual appearance Sunghee Kim has been dropped from the team. Seungyeon's suffering doesn't end just there, but it only gets deeper. Finally, after recruiting a couple of new members they were able to come back with a minialbum called "Rock U" but… Someone's remade version Hak-kyo-bbak-sseh(School's too hard) was far more well known than the original song it self. But at least "Rock U" became a bit more known to the public through it. Finally she enters as a hostess on a music-related program called SoSoGaBaek, but due to some weird pictures taken by her host/partner she got curled up in some controversy. Well, should we say a "glorious victory", she receives an honor to enter I Need A Family season 2. How are the other members' living? Well, do we really need an explanation? It's understandable that all companies aren't doing well, but it's far more critical on DSP's side; so-called "Idol-dorm" there's not a single television. Caption: "At our house, we have no cable TV" This picture is after Hara was recruited, but how could there be a TV that small? (It's almost the same size as the TV I bought back in '98). On top of that, they didn't even have cable so Seungyeon wasn't able to monitor herself(in MSL Break). Are they even fed well? Seungyeon has no time to worry about her images during the TV-show. Even during SSGB whenever there's food her hands just didn't know how to stop. There's a story about how she wasn't able to attend to an End-of-the-year-music program so she just sat in her house and ate instant noodles… the brighter side of that story is that she was able to eat TWO packages instead of one. Caption: After purchasing the apple The man leaves the spot to get Suengyeon's change Seungyeon secretly puts an apple into the plastic bag. Ms. Seungyeon! The apple rolled into the bag(by itself). Maybe that's why she looks so natural secretly taking another apple from a store. Things like these shouldn't be so natural, and especially when it's on a public television. The humiliations of Han-Never-Heard or Seen Caption: Maybe I can give Donghyun an autograph? He's more famous! Caption: Sir, do you know this girl? Do you know Wonder Girls? Of course I know Wonder Girls Ask your children if they know KARA Is she talking about Sohee? Well, those are some examples. Yes, it's understandable that old folks don't know… by the way, why did the producer of the show have to make them ask anyways? Maybe it was to publicize them a bit… anyways, public television sure is a rough road. Caption: Maknae Hanseungyeon(KARA)'s song Occasionally they get her name wrong. At this time, she was 2nd eldest member in the group and they title her as the maknae(youngest) of the group. They often refer to this as "noise-marketing". Well, through "The Humiliations of Seungyeon Han" she did become a bit more famous. But this is no marketing, and what about the bruised-up heart of a girl who just tuned 21? So called idol star even does this type of things… the Pottent-Ham(ster) From the early moment she had to face economic challenges and be responsible for the team's survival. And even through all these humiliating situations she never lost her smile. To this little girl, there is a nickname; she's known as a "Hamster". She was nick-named due to her cuteness just like a little hamster. But rather this nickname was twisted and turned into the "Potent-Hamster" There few are other nicknames such as Priestess-Ham, The Hamness(Like highness). But this Pottent-Ham really doesn't match well with such an innocent face. When you watch her on TV, there are many things that will make you think "Does she have to do even THAT?" To shout out loud "I'm a celebrity!" in a sauna… why did they make her do that? But she does it when and if she's told to. It's not one of those "I'll do it even if it's dangerous", but she's standing strong and firm even if it seems embarrassing. Maybe it's due to the hardships they went through, all of the members start to work really hard. Did she learn from Seungyeon or what? On a program called "My fist is crying" Hara says she's on such program for the first time and yet she's does her best. Hara also received a new nickname due to this episode. But the power of the Pottent-Ham is right here. The file name of this picture was "My boss told me to smile.jpg" Now it's rather more cruel than it is tragic. Anyone who has been to the military duty will know that doing the whole-body-twist 8 times is quite horrific. But she's doing it with a SMILE on her face. She's a living example of how challenging it is to become an idol star. The power of fans even moves the broadcasting companies. Maybe it's due to Suengyeon being so active all over the place, even the fans have a bit of individuality compared to other fan clubs. Without KARA members being aware of it they have discussed with the production company and the broadcasting station to start their "Rubber gloves cheer" This was found so hilarious that the media went all over it. KBS even invited 300 people just to broadcast this "Rubber gloves cheer". I give props to the members of Kamilia. (Seungyeon also said that it was so hard to keep herself from laughing during the performance. Kamilia people are really something) But the road of an idol star is still far. With the support of from the fans they release the second minialbum and started getting more popular. Their final checkpoint "Winning the first place on a music program" is left. They start getting pushed and pushed back again by Jiyoung Baek's "Like Being Shot by a Bullet" then they get friendly killed by SS501 from their own company. In fact, production companies usually don't do this foolish of a work to have two groups from one company compete for the first place. Followed by SNSD winning the first place for 9 weeks. And on top of that Hara's pension controversy and Fanmeeting textmessage controversy… Translator's Note: Hara's Pension controversy: Hara was claimed that stayed in a pension together with another guy. This was a made up story which was caused by a picture Hara took with another guy during a MT trip. Fanmeeting txtmessage controversy: During a fan meeting there was a screen on the wall showing text messages KARA got in live-time. This message was shown on the screen for everyone to see "Now, Hara next time we do it should I have a cond*m on" What else can be more tragic than this. Poor things. KARA wins the first place(like a flower blooms after a harsh winter...) Through all the difficulties, they are back active with "Honey(special ver.)" a repackage album of the 2nd minialbum. And finally they win the first place. There were lots of words about how Mnet wasn't fair… and also it is considerable that I am a SNSD fan. But like I've written so far, I have no complaints about poor Seungyeon receiving this trophy. To be honest I wish I could've given her a fighting-spirit-prize or something. These aren't tears dropped in respect of winning the first place. You can tell how much she suffered just by looking at these pictures, she is sobbing THAT much. To go on an outing is what they are most looking forward to after winning the first place. You can tell that they weren't even fed well. I wish DSP would feed them a lot during times like this . And finally the first place on a national public tv program. She can't even cry anymore due all the critical hits she received from captures. They start the encore stage while she's still blanked out, then the mic turns off all the sudden and her tears starts dripping again. I think I can understand that feeling. "After Wonder Girls retreats, until SNSD comes back, we need to hit the ground running" Seungyeon spoke during the interview when the 2nd minialbum "Pretty Girl" came out. Caption: *Shock* "where is the Wonder Girls office?" "There's no one else who's more tragic than us here. We got three albums out and no one recognizes us" "We saw some guys approaching so we thought they were our fans. Then they asked us where the Wonder Girls office is" Although they just laughed it off you can tell that they can't hide the humilities they've been through. Maybe the reason for having the least amount of Anti-fans is because they've stood their ground strong during their hardships. KARA tends to have lots of young-adult fans. But most of these young adult fans are Seungyeon's fans. If they simply like girls that are slim and fit they would like SNSD… When I listen to the lyrics of "Pretty Girl" I've always felt like I was listening to Seungyeon's wishes. It doesn't happen simply nor easily, but anyone can do it. There's no need to hesitate I will never say "I can't do it"… I will always confidently walk out with a smile. It's almost as if she wrote it down on her journal, that it makes me teary. Now Seungyeon is many people's pretty girl herself. "Now everything is perfect" I wish her great future. Translated by Isaac Lee(www.youtube.com/izAkly) It took me some time to translate this, but I figured everyone should read this if he or she is a Seungyeon's fan... or even a KARA fan. I didn't check for any duplication of this post because I highly doubt anyone translated this, but if anyone did post this before my apologies for posting it again. I'd say the most difficult part was re-uploading all those pictures, because Daum.net wouldn't allow me to link the pictures, haha. ^^;
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  38. I just got back from an amazing night and thought I’d share my experience For those who don’t know me I’ve been a diehard KARA fan for the past 8 years and Nicole has always been my favourite member (but I love them all so much). I’m finally in Japan on my year abroad and I’ve been waiting for a KARASIA concert but that’s obviously not going to happen, although this was still a dream come true. On the 1st of May she held 2 concerts at Theater Brava in Osaka, one at 14:30 and one at 18:30. I went to the later one. I really wanted to get a concert T-shirt so I arrived 2 hours early but they were already sold out. The towel, large fan and tote bags were sold out too so I got the pen light, key holder and badges (set of 2, you can’t choose the designs). Since I arrived early only a few people were hanging around, and when the afternoon show ended some stayed because they were rich enough to afford tickets for both shows. I then heard some commotion nearby and realised that people were winning a chance to actually get to meet her , and felt even more exasperated when I realised all I had to do was bring this paper that came together with the album I bought yesterday (it just says to bring it along to a sale event and I didn’t know they’d be selling the albums at the concert too): I think 3 people won it. This one guy actually ran to the ATMs to get more money and buy as many albums as he could to stand a chance to win, and he won an extra meet and greet ticket and gave it to his friend who started crying. I would too if I were her haha. An hour before doors opened they dragged out a board where we could write down questions we wanted to ask Nicole on post-it notes, and one of the staff members wrote down instructions to surprise Nicole by doing the ‘Crayon Shin-chan Dance’ during her title track, HAPPY. I wanted to ask Nicole if she’d be doing a tour around Asia but felt that they probably wouldn’t have time to answer all the questions anyway. And sure enough, they only managed to do 3 before time ran out. It was really cool seeing what all the J-Kamilias were wearing as well. There were Bliss concert T-shirts, Chanel No. 5 inspired Nicole fanclub shirts, ‘Crazy About Nicole’ shirts, KARASIA gear, self-made designs (like the Damaged Lady one in the bottom left) and there was even one guy with a lanyard around his neck that carried a clear pouch with cut-outs of Nicole’s pictures and all the tickets to her shows. And then the doors finally opened~ I was pretty close to the stage considering the fact that I bought a lottery ticket. A staff member started handing out this pamphlet: It opened up into that big sign that said “Let’s walk together always” and at the back were instructions to give her another surprise by holding it up during her encore. Ngl, I teared up when I read it lol. First a few staff members came on stage to teach us the Crayon Shin-chan dance (the dance she does during the "Up and Down" part of HAPPY's 3rd chorus). When she finally appeared on stage I felt my fangirl heart burst into flames but had to control myself since majority of the Japanese audience (save for the overexcited fanclub boys singing HAPPY at the top of their lungs before it started) were very contained and calm. Most were middle aged men so there was a more serious, less crazy vibe. I just felt so proud, seeing her come this far after all these years. I might’ve forgotten the order of songs already, forgive me! She started off singing Something Special and sang a bunch of songs, including Precious Time, wonderful baby, Say Good bye, and Need A Love from her new album. They played a few VTRs in between and she came back with her Game Corner, which surprised me because she invited 3 people from the audience to dance with her to KARA songs STEP, Jumpin’, Jet Coaster Love, and Mister. It was hilarious because she’d forgotten everything, and understandably so since she had to learn so many new routines for her new album. She even admitted that during the afternoon show she did the butt dance facing the wrong direction I thought it was really sweet because she gave all three of them gifts that she had handpicked herself. She picked her favourite scented candles and bought them personalised candy. I flipped out when she did LUNAR because it’s my favourite song on the album other than HAPPY, DON’T STOP, and Something Special (unsurprisingly, all are Sweetune songs haha). She mentioned that she felt awkward at first practicing it since she had to dance and sing like she was a moon goddess. She also performed the Japanese version of Mama (I prefer the Korean one) and sang a beautiful live rendition of Memories (she said in the afternoon show she was so hungry that her stomach made a noise in the middle of the song and shocked her) and Nakashima Mika’s Glamorous Sky (she killed it and I had so many emotions). Her live voice was really good! I thought she would be exhausted after doing 2 shows in a row but she had a lot of stability and power. During her Question Corner she begrudgingly accepted an audience member’s request to perform Gwiyomi, and then talked about her favourite hairstyles and, of course, food. She was super sweet and funny and exactly like how she is on TV, and she kept having problems with her Japanese (I completely understand lol) but of course the audience were really supportive. She said that she prefers brown hair, but she dyed her hair lighter colours because fans requested her to. Even though she bleached her hair thrice she couldn't get rid of the pink dye, so some of it is still left on her hair. When asked when she was the most happy, she said when she's in bed She also did FANTASY, recall, BEST MAN, and 7-2=오해 from her First Romance album. Then she sang HAPPY, came back with DON’T STOP (where we held up the red sign and I swear I saw her tear up slightly) and then did one final encore of HAPPY. She introduced her dance crew, who I have slowly started recognising after watching her solo performances. She said she's really good friends with them, and then added "I think that way, at least" and then complained about how they sometimes eat delicious food without her Then she took a picture with the audience in the background, said she knows that there are people who came to all 4 shows, and also some who are completely new faces, but she appreciates every single one of us, and then said her final goodbye. I ended the night wondering what might’ve happened if I had brought that silly event paper with me, but all in all it was an amazing night finally seeing her live ♥ One day I’ll get my picture and my life with be complete. This is my first time posting in a forum so I got really confused with the formatting... My apologies! I posted this originally on http://karatastic.tumblr.com/post/143684182082/2016-nicole-the-1st-live-bliss-in-osaka
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  39. Name: Heo Youngji [허영지] Birth Date: August 30, 1994 Blood Type: A Birth Place: South Korea Education: School of Performing Arts (Seoul) Hobbies: Dancing, Watching performance videos, Exercise Nicknames: 0G, OG [basically means, '0' in hangul is pronounced as 'yeong' and 'G' is just 'Ji'] 'Mushroom' YoungJi Skills/Talents: Singing Dancing [Dance: SHINEE: "Sherlock", B.A.P: "Warrior", Miss A: "Bad Girl Good Girl", Rania: "Dr. Feel Good", Beyonce: "Naughty Girl" as seen in Weekly Idol] Impersonating Pokemon Psyduck Playing the Traditional Korean Drum Television: MBC Music Kara Project SBS Roommate S2 KBS The Lord of the Ratings JTBC Everybody KBS2 A Game of Thrones MBC Every1 Weekly Idol ep. 187 (Hitmaker special) Radio: DSP Radio Ep3 MBC C-Radio (Maknae special) MBC FM4U's Sunny' FM Date (with Jackson) Music Collaborations: Chamsonyeo - Magic Words (with G.Na, Sohyun, & Lizzy) Moonlight Silla (with Soyeon, Jieun, JiYoon, & Dickpunks) Solo Work: "Tasty 2: Happy Together" animation OST Gangnam Flag Campaign (charity for low-income people) Featured in VIXX - 'Error' MV Notable Endorsements: Star1 Magazine OCT issue appearance 'Dot Arena' korean ver. promo (mobile game) Ceci March 2015 issue More About YoungJi: Prior to her debut she was a trainee under Core Contents Media and later under KeyEast. Heo Youngji was proclaimed the winner of Kara Project with a total score of 49,591. Kara Project is the last opportunity to become an idol since she promised her parents she will give up if she doesn't enter KARA. Youngji did not appear on Kara Project episode 1 & 2 due to a leg injury during training. She laughs with her mouth wide open without any sound, yes you cant hear anything when she laugh out loud. She studied in New Zealand for around 2 years. Loves octopus. Likes to exercise (Basketball, Soccer). Used to be a competitive rollerblader. Has muscular thighs. Sleeps with her eyes open. Always worried nobody would recognize her, so she tends to dress to stand out when she goes out. Very good in eating Korean wraps. A noob in using chopsticks. Ideal type, “I like someone who uses his power only towards the strong and not the weak. The same goes for his authority and mind.”
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  40. Hello Kamilias! The 2nd Issue of KARAholic Monthly is now out! Check it out in the link below: [hide]https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2fyzyYw9mxrSkFvaGdyOGx6SmM/view?usp=sharing[/hide] The first issue went incredibly well and we hope you enjoy the second issue. Thanks again to our contibutors. We are always looking for more help so if you are interested PM the admin team! We are also hosting a contest for this month's issue, so if you would like to participate, please post in this thread with at least one thing you liked about the newsletter and one thing you would like to see us improve. The following prizes were generously donated by one of our members, so we would like to host a contest thanking that member! Prize: KARA Solo Collection Album + 3 Unofficial KARA Posters! Deadline for post: July 24th, 2015 11:59PM KST Draw will be made shortly after and sent before August 6th. Also, new condition: If you donate to the Appy Raffle (http://www.karaholic.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=19754), you will get another entry into the Newsletter contest! Note: If you have already donated to the Appy Raffle but have not commented on the newsletter you will not be eligible for the extra entry in the newsletter. Thank you! Good luck and hope you enjoy the newsletter! Admin note: The monthly newsletter is a collection of original contents by the members of Karaholic. Please appreciate the hardwork of the team and it is preferred to be consumed privately inside and among Karaholic. Thank you and enjoy the newsletter !
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  41. Hara : You Work Hard JY : Onnie here the event has end ..lala ... Tomorrow look like a brighty day ..hmmm.. Really looking forward to meet you..feel very tired lalala... Hara : hmm.. I know it .. You should take a rest lalala !!!!! Translated by : @viperion
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  42. Tracklist M-1:Something Special M-2:Fantasy M-3:Something Special(inst) M-4: Fantasy(inst) M-5:LOVE (Jap ver) *Bonus Track for regular edition only Pre-Order : HMV Ver A + B + Reg (comes with mini photo magazine A5) - http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Nicole_000000000591188/item_%E6%9C%AA%E5%AE%9A-3%E5%BD%A2%E6%85%8B%E5%90%8C%E6%99%82%E8%B3%BC%E5%85%A5%E7%89%B9%E5%85%B8%E4%BB%98_6399757 Ver A (CD+DVD) (PV & PV Making) http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Nicole_000000000591188/item_TBA-First-Press-Limited-Edition-A-CD-DVD_6399728 Ver B (CD+DVD) http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Nicole_000000000591188/item_TBA-First-Press-Limited-Edition-B-CD-DVD_6399730 Regular (Bonus Track) http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Nicole_000000000591188/item_%E6%9C%AA%E5%AE%9A_6399731
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  44. Former KARA member Nicole has signed to B2M Entertainment and is preparing for her come back in November. On October 14th, B2M Entertainment officially announced, "Nicole is currently preparing for her solo debut alone now with her new agency. With the support from our agency, we will ensure her comeback album will be revealed on time." When Nicole was in KARA, she had a good relationship with Gil Jonghwa of B2M Entertainment. This bond has strengthened for her to make her debut. For her solo activities, she was seeking an agency that can understand her situation well and also support her. Jonghwa has thought highly of Nicole since she became a trainee. Based on the B2M Entertainment, "Nicole has reached all the agreements and terms with Jonghwa; however, now it is crucial for us to be well prepared for Nicole due to her popularity in Asia, particularly in South Korea and Japan. Recently, Nicole has been preparing for her comeback and it was a good time for us to complete the negotiations." Nicole is expected to have her comeback stage in November. Source Link : http://news.kstyle.com/article.ksn?articleNo=2005621 Article Translated by: Viperion@karaholic.com
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  45. KARA Gyuri Gave Donation for ALS instead Ice Bucket Challenge. 23rd August, KARA Gyuri rebeal on twitter,"Hello, Park Gyuri here . I will participating in the ice bucket challenge that help people ASL. Thank you to 2AM Changmin oppa, Sunny Hill Misung onnie, and actress son soohyun who challenged me for this meaningful campaign and this become my own reflection who not care much about ALS. I feel a lots of people as that exist, I hope through this campaign I can help people to participate even if it's only one person for thia meaningful campaign. Instead of getting shower by ice cube water, I will also become a donor through Seungil Hope Foundation. I hope this will become a hope to the patient. .. I hope everyone else will participate too". Girl group KARA Gyuri which will attending "World Hunger Vision Concert Sharing Experience 2014" or Known as " SBS MTV Famine Experience " held in Mapo Disctrict Seoul in Agewahora at Seoul World Cup Stadium . Source link : http://news.kstyle.com/article.ksn?articleNo=2002166 Article Translated by: Viperion@karaholic.com
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  46. "Don't Hurry", the bonus track in Mamma Mia Single (Japanese). Edited: Just realised this is my 10000th post. May KARA prosper to the next 10000th.
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  47. On July 1st 2014, Youngji is selected as Official Kara Member through MBC MUSIC Korea " KARA THE BEGINNING -PROJECT". They Will Released their new single album in Japan " Mamma Mia" as 4 KARA member on 7th August 2014. It's Their 11th sinle album with well dressed up look. It lyric and song are assembled Queen Appearance look. Comparable to KARA previous Cute image it look more mature and feminine images for this song. This is Youngji 1st time recording in Japanese. However she still learning Japanese so the singing may not feel so natural for her. This teaser Image has been started recording since early of July at Seoul, Korea. KARA is using this photographer shooting since their debut. It has taken 3 different tye of image which made KARA look more mature and Feminine. Their new member Youngji look nervous at first during the photo shooting but with the hard work all the shooting was successfully taken. KARA will released their 6th mini album " DAY & NIGHT" on 18th August 2014 in South Korea and Japan respectively at the same time after their previous album "Full Bloom" one year ago. Besides That, KARA will also having their Showcase for this album at SBS Prism Tower at Seoul. Released Info Title : " Mamma Mia!" Date : 27th August 2014 Limited Edition Version A SG + DVD ¥1,886 Limited Edition Version B SG + PhotoBook ¥1,600 Limited Edition Version C SG + Special Gift ¥1,200 *Normal Edition Version C SG ¥1,100 Limited Edition Version A CD 1. Mamma Mia! 2. TBC 3. Mamma Mia! (Instrumental) 4. TBC (Instrumental) DVD - Mamma Mia! (Music Video Clip) - Mamma Mia! (Dance Shot Ver.) - Mamma Mia! (Music Video Clip Pre-shot) Limited Edition Version B CD 1. Mamma Mia! 2. TBC 3. Mamma Mia! (Instrumental) 4. TBC (Instrumental) Limited Edition Version C CD 1. Mamma Mia! 2. TBC 3. Mamma Mia! (Instrumental) 4. TBC (Instrumental) 5. TBC (bonus track) ★ Tour Information 「KARA  3rd JAPAN TOUR 2014」 24th October (Friday) : FUKUOKA SUNPALACE ; Open : 6pm Start : 7pm 25th October (Saturday) : FUKUOKA SUNPALACE ; Open : 5.30pm Start : 6pm 27th November (Monday) : Nagoya Congress Center Century Hall ; Open : 5.45pm Start : 6.30pm 3rd November (Monday) : OKAYAMA CIVIC HALL ; Open : 5.30pm Start : 6pm 5th November (Wednesday) : Forest Hall of Ishikawa Kanazawa Honda ; Open : 6pm Start : 6.30pm 6th November (Thursday) : Niigata Prefectural Civic Center ; Open : 6pm Start : 6.30pm 14th November (Friday) : Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium ; Open : 6pm Start : 7pm 15th November (Saturday) : Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium ; Open : 6pm Start : 5pm 18th November (Tuesday) : Yokohama Arena ; Open : 5.30pm Start : 6.30pm 19th November (Wednesday) : Yokohama Arena ; Open : 5.30pm Start : 6.30pm [Tour Seat] Limited to 9,000 Seat (Tax Include) ◆ Age Limit : 4 year Old above need ticket/ 3 Year old Below knee level are exempted. ( ButTicket is required if the person need a seat) ◆ All ticket is not transfereable and refundable ( You are not allow to resale the ticket) ◎ Please see our ticket sales and FC pre-sales information. We will soon reveal this information on magazine and on Official website! Source Link : http://news.kstyle.com/article.ksn?articleNo=2000573 Article Translated by: Viperion@karaholic.com
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  48. Following teaser pictures of Gyuri and new member Youngji, KARA’s official Facebook page has now revealed Seungyeon‘s teasers. Labeled as the “Day” concept, she poses in front of a window while wearing a lace bandeau strap top and silky matching skirt. With three members revealed, we will likely see Hara‘s teaser pictures tomorrow. KARA plans to release their sixth mini album, “DAY & NIGHT” on August 18. KARA will also be holding a large scale show case to reveal their newly re-assembled group for their first official public appearance. Source: Soompi
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  49. Whatever they are doing, they should stop it. Didn't they know that Gyuri apologized because of their actions? It is hurting Gyuri, Seungyeon and Hara. They can't do anything now except for going with the decision because it has already been decided. I know it's still hard but what the heck! Whoever those are, just don't do anything stupid that will make GyulHamRa hurt and feel sorry.
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  50. How's it going Karaholics? This year just flew by in a blink of an eye, wouldn't you agree? It's been a wild ride for all of us. There have been good, not-so-good, and just plain horrible times but looking beyond those experiences, I can say that because of all those things, we became who we are right now And as this year draws to a close, we @ Karaholic would like to wrap things up with one, FINAL surprise. I know all of you guys have been waiting for this! So here it is! Presenting... The NEW Karaholic layout! BE WARNED: IT'S EXTREMELY AWESOME As you can see, we've added quite a lot from our previous themes. I'd like to take this opportunity to cite the following changes. Note: First off, The new banner! We feel that it has just about the right size. (Not too big, not too small) of course clicking it will redirect you back to the homepage We also included outgoing links to our Facebook and Twitter pages making KH news tracking easier! (If you haven't liked/followed us yet, then please do so NOW! XD) We also tweaked the navigation bar! Not that big of a deal, but its still a change worth mentioning. If you noticed the Magnifying Glass icon, then you're quite sharp! Also just to add, that is our new Search Bar! I won't go into details, but that is one of our awesome new changes! Interested? I suggest you check it out! ^^ We also added a Latest Bar! Checking new site content has never been easier! We have added the 3 most used forums on this block which keeps you updated by the minute! I for one, have felt that keeping the community informed is always a top priority for forums. Guess what? Karaholic's got that covered too All important announcements will now be in plain sight. Among the many changes that we brought to KH, this has to be my favorite XD I just love eye-candy, and what better way to do that than to spoil you guys with more pics! :3 And a few tweaks to the bottom And that's basically it! This has been the long-awaited "change" that has kept everyone excited. The staff really poured their hearts out on this so I do hope everyone likes it! (This darned thing was hard to make XD) ALSO, please tell us if you encounter any bugs soo we could take care of it immediately! So now on to the amazing people behind this amazing layout. Lady Pimmie aka 우리0606∞ - This was purely her design! From sketches, samples up to a full blown theme! It was just incredible! Without her, this would still just be an idea. Thank you! Master Mark aka... Mark - Coz of his amazing coding powers, we're able to enjoy this layout! Amazing guy. Thanks man! Ronald aka r0naLd222 - he did nothing! XD well... maybe a little lol Ron, Neris, Kevin aka Lupang, Neris and flamestalker - For always doing the QA work for all visual loose ends. You guys are so daebak! Of course all the staff too! Everyone's input was considered when we were making this... It's just that my hands are hurting from all this typing XD YOU ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE! And last but not the least, to all the members. We were thinking of you the whole time this layout was being developed. Hope y'all like it! HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!
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