[TRANS] Going to performance scene of Indonesian girl group, Cherrybelle

AsianToday’s Jakarta-based reporter Kim Donggi covers Indonesia’s most popular girl group nowadays, Cherrybelle, together with TV Chosun’s PD.

TV Chosun’s PD, Choi Joon-sung, arrived in Indonesia 9 days ago and went to Semarang in the next morning. Choi PD seeks to know about young people who strive to be singers, with focus on their management system as entertainers. A lot of conversation was done especially with Cherrybelle, the most popular group among young people in Indonesia.

That day, Cherrybelle arrived at Semarang airport. The number of fans waiting for them proved that they are popular. The fans were also flocking into the lobby of Novotel, creating quite a chaos. Their performance started at 7.00 PM. With more than 10,000 people gathered to see them, Cherrybelle immediately took the stage, and after more than one hour, finished the performance successfully.

Cherrybelle’s “Cherry” means sweet like a cherry and “Belle” means beautiful in French. In particular, they look up to South Korea’s Girls Generation as a girl group. They even have 9 members, same with Girls Generation. Their agency promoted the recruitment through internet and Blackberry message. The members now were selected from 200 candidates. Nowadays, Indonesia is being swept by the excitement of K-Pop and many of young people are attracted to try to be trainee, then singers just like in South Korea. The Hallyu Wave is really felt in Southeast Asia.

In this coming June, Cherrybelle is planning to to perform in front of Indonesian workers in South Korea.

Source: AseanToday.kr

Translated by myself as requested by Cheuw. Feel free to grab this, just don’t forget to give me the proper credit. That also apply when you translated this to Indonesian. Just put my Twitter ID and link to it as credit (@yvanchristian). Enjoy. ^^


[K-Post] BEAST and MBC “We Got Married” WooJung Couple Got Related to Indonesia!

Well, tonight as I scrolled upon my Twitter timeline, my eyes got caught on my friend’s (@cpsjusuf) tweets that were shockingly amusing! These tweets relate BEAST and MBC‘s “We Got Married” couple, Lee Jangwoo and T-Ara‘s Eunjung to Indonesia, my beloved country.

The first one was BEAST‘s greetings to Indonesian fans. They greet the fans and tell them about their first Indonesian concert. BEAST fans, here you go.

The clip is easily understandable since they got English subtitle. But midway, one member made a pun, which is one form of comedy I personally like, using the word “indonesia”. So for those who don’t understand the joke, he said, “indo…ne si ya“, which in Korean can be said like, “indo…net shi ya” (“인도…넷시야”). In Korean, “net shi ya” (“넷시야”) means “four o’clock“. After he said this, you could see a very, very short time of awkwardness since this kind of joke is generally considered to be lame in Korea. But for me, it was hilarious! I’m not even a fan, but it made me laugh. The short comment by Yoseob at the end (“but it is not really at 4“), either as a goodwill or comeback to the joke, just gave me another good reason to continue on laughing. Nice one BEAST.

And the other tweet was about WGM‘s WooJung couple filming in Bali, Indonesia. Yes, they’ve gone to Bali for filming, following WGM‘s Adam Couple footstep. But though Adam Couple‘s Bali episodes were fun to watch, but they never ended up like this:

Nice! Very nice! For now, this will be as good as it gets! For the first time (maybe, don’t nitpick on me), I see a couple of Korean celebrities in Indonesian traditional (wedding) clothes! And they actually look good in them! If this should air, you bet I’ll watch it as soon as possible, be it raw and streamed. Anyway, see that girl behind with Jangwoo, there’s always a possibility that she’s a fan who successfully photobombed WooJung! If that’s correct, than kudos for you!

So that’s my not too short, but not that long updates on K-Pop related stuffs. See y’all next time! *poof*