Entries by Alexis Hodoyan-Gastelum

8 misheard K-pop lyrics pt. 7

As international fans, messing up the lyrics to our favorite K-pop songs comes with the welcome package when you join the fandom. And only if you learn Korean and get pretty good at it, it’s probably a permanent malady. Because not only are we hearing English lyrics when it’s actually Korean and vice versa, but […]

Inside KCON 2017 Mexico [photos]

Given the brand’s success in Los Angeles and New York, expectations were at an all time high for KCON 2017 Mexico — the first in not only the country, but also in all of Latin America. While most first installments of KCON in a new country last one single day, the convention and M! Countdown […]

What to expect at KCON Mexico’s concerts

With KCON’s rapid expansion all across the world, it’s no surprise that it would eventually reach one of Latin America’s largest countries and one with some of the most ardent K-pop fans, Mexico. Over the years, Mexico has been getting some more and more well-deserved K-pop attention, having hosted concerts that not even the U.S. […]

8 K-pop girl power anthems pt. 7

As mentioned over and over in other installments of our girl power series, women empowerment songs in K-pop are rare, though they do exist. And as feminism (or a pop-packaged version of it) becomes more prevalent and “trendy,” we’re seeing more and more songs that put women in the forefront that don’t only revolve around […]

8 misheard K-pop lyrics pt. 6

As long as K-pop artists put out music, the chances of foreign fans mishearing the lyrics are large. We’ve talked about it in previous installments: we think a certain line is in English, but it’s actually Korean, or it’s the other way around. Either way, in most cases, it makes for a funny experience. So […]