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. …

Fall will be the battle ground for K-pop’s new supergroups

By Nadine Kam I Because people know I listen to K-pop they often ask if I also watch K-dramas. I don’t because I’m afraid of getting hooked like I did with the music, because I really didn’t think that would …

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 …

‘Produce X 101’: A Cinderella story

By Nadine Kam I Two weeks after the finale of “Produce X 101” I am still processing all that happened on the K-pop survival show. Overall, I am happy about the final “audience-produced” lineup for X1, the group that emerged …

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: Chung Ha ‘Gotta Go’

By Nadine Kam l Skipped ahead to March 14, 2019, because I wanted to post this in honor of Xiumin, who danced a bit of Chung Ha’s “Gotta Go” as part of girl group dance medley to entertain fans during …

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