Dance Diary: Taemin’s ‘Move’

By Nadine Kam I I wanted to dance to Taemin’s “Move” for a long time and tried to learn the choreography on my own at home. This is where memory fails me, coz I actually made it through the entire …

EXO’s second Hawaii photo book on the way

By Nadine Kam I I thought the EXO in Hawaii chapter was over when the group’s photobook “PRESENT; gift” was released in April. Now a second 204-page Hawaii photobook, “PRESENT; the moment” is set to be released on Sept. 10. …

BlackPink’s summer diary in Hawaii available in pre-sale

By Nadine Kam I BlackPink was on Oahu in mid-July to film various activities over a few days for a travelog, “BLACKPINK Summer Diary: In Hawaii.” At the time, I wrote a story for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser about their activities. …

A Kaneohe Bakery is home to the surprising K-pop sandwich

By Nadine Kam I If you’re ever in Kaneohe, you might want to check out the Korean bakery Ono2Guys for its unique “croissant Korean-style sandwich,” also known as the Idol or K-pop sandwich ($4.76) because of its link to K-pop …

Korean Festival welcomed Ladies Code and eSNa

By Nadine Kam I It’s rare for Hawaii fans to witness K-pop live. Groups come here all the time, but not for concerts. Since last November, EXO, Winner, Black Pink and Twice have all been in town for a mix …

10 reasons you don’t want your child to be a K-pop star … it looks fun & glam but …

IBy Nadine Kam I In my last post, I wrote about JYP Entertainment coming to town to audition Japanese speaking girls for a K-pop band created for the Japan market on Aug. 8. (Registration deadline Aug. 1) A few weeks …

We in the Zone debuts with Hawaii member Eson

By Nadine Kam I Hawaii is blessed with artistic and musical talent. Per capita, we have more people who make a living from the arts than in most states. I recently researched this for another article I was writing about …

School of K-pop & J-pop at University of Hawaii-Manoa

By Nadine Kam I Never in my life did I dream that K-pop would be a subject worthy of college level study, but why not for the politics, history, psychology or sociology student who wants to know how popular culture …

Dance diary: BTS ‘Dope’ and ‘Not Today’

By Nadine Kam I In beginner K-pop dance class, we did BTS back-to-back on Feb. 16 and 23, “Dope” and “Not Today” on the respective dates. Their dances are always energetic and fun. For that reason, more people tend to …

Dance diary: BTS ‘Idol’

By Nadine Kam I We spent an hour learning BTS’s “Idol” during our beginner K-pop dance class at Star Fitness Hawaii on Feb. 9, 2019. It is the most high-energy dance we’d done so far, and after dancing it at …

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