Exclusive: U-KISS members revealed their ideal girl types during showcase in Jakarta on April 27.
Soohyun confessed, “I love girls who like smiling a lot.” He also praised fans at the venue by saying, “Indonesian girls are very pretty especially their smiles.”
Kevin said he loves cute girls who do aegyo. “I love unyu girls”, he said while doing the aegyo pose, receiving lots of screams from Indonesia Kissmes. Unyu means ‘cute’ in Indonesian slang.
Eli, who didn’t want to lose out from Kevin’s knowledge of Bahasa, showed off his language skill when he revealed his ideal girlfriend type. He said that his ideal girlfriend must be pretty, and he said it with Sundanese language, “Geulis,” meaning ‘pretty’. When he was asked if he could be on We Got Married with an idol, Eli chose Miss A’s Suzy because she could be cute, pretty, and sexy at the same time.
Kiseop said that he loves a cute girl with tiny figure. When the MC asked why, he answered romantically, “So I can always hug her.” Maybe that’s why he chose actress Goo Hye Sun when he was asked to choose an idol if he could be on WGM.
Meanwhile AJ adored sexy and cute girls while Dong Ho seriously answered, “I love a girl who doesn’t tell any lies.”
On 27 April, U-KISS finally held their showcase at Britama, Arena Sportsmall in Indonesia (with the absence of Hoon) after being postponed due to the flood situation in Jakarta earlier on.
For about an hour and a half, Indonesia Kissmes were being entertained by various games, free hugs for lucky fans, and song performances. The show was opened by U-KISS’ Without You. After the six members greeted the fans, the showcase continued on with various games; transferring marbles with chopsticks, cooking time and solving puzzles, with lucky fans randomly picked to play together. U-KISS boys were thrilled to play games with fans, especially the cooking time when they have to make Indonesia food salad called Gado-gado.
When they were asked to wear aprons, Kevin blurted out, “Is this what you called with ‘celemek’?” (Tran: celemek means apron in Indonesia). When he was required to use the Indonesian traditional cooking equipment called mortar, he also commented cutely by saying, “This is so hard!”
After the entertaining games, Q & A session and handing over of donations for previous charity events, Kpop-affiliated Indonesia boy group S4 heated up the stage with their hit single, She’s My Girl (with the absence of Arthur). uBeat took over the stage after S4’s performance by singing their latest hit, Should Have Treated You Better. There were also duet performances from Kevin feat Soohyun with Remember, and AJ feat Kiseop with Obsession.
The six members came together on the stage to continue their set list with the following hit tracks; Someday, Man Man Hani, and the final song, Lifetime for Kiss Me. Despite shouts of encore after the last song, the showcase was over. Before U-KISS left the stage, they waved to fans thankfully, with Eli giving a goodbye kiss to all Indonesia Kissmes.
It was a short time together but to the Indonesia Kissmes, it was more than what they asked, for they finally got the chance to meet their idols up close through uncertainties when the originally scheduled showcase was put on hold due to the Jakarta flood disaster.
On behalf of Indonesia Kissmes: Thank you for coming to Indonesia, U-KISS!
Special thanks goes to Oppa Oppa Live for the media invite!
Event covered by Okta@hellokpop
uBEAT, which is a combination of the words U-Kiss and BEAT, consists of members AJ and Eli, along with a special featuring by Kevin.
The EP contains their title track, Should Have Treated You Better, along with remixes of U-Kiss’ songs such as Standing Still and Party All The Time.
Take a listen to uBEAT’s tracks on Melon!
Source: Picture and News- Melon
Through the video messages broadcasted from the organizer OppaOppaLive YouTube account, U-KISS expressed their enthusiasm toward their coming showcase and fan party on 27 April.
When Soohyun and Kevin came to Jakarta back in February this year, they participated in a charity auction and managed to auction off two albums at a total of Rp 3.500.000. The charity auction of U-KISS personal items has now begun through the official website of the organizer here.
The items to be auctioned are; 18 pcs of Stop Girl albums signed by U-KISS and two autographed personal T-shirts of Kevin and Soohyun. Highest auction bidders will be able to receive the items from U-KISS after the showcase on 27 April. All proceeds will be donated to the flood victims through Wahana Visi Indonesia, partner of World Vision. The charity effort does not just end here.
For every ticket purchased to this showcase, Rp 10.000 will also be donated to charity. This series of charity event is expected to inspire the K-pop fans to participate in helping and sharing with others.
There will be different categories of tickets for the showcase, with each offering different benefits. There will be a free hug session for some lucky KissMes and festival ticket holders, and chances to get kissed by U-KISS members.
Ticket can be purchased directly from Oppa Oppa Live and Trilogy Live. For the category ‘Special for Kiss Me Oppa’, it can be only purchased through the organizer here.
For the rest of the categories, they can be purchased through the organizer here or network of Trilogy Live as follows;
- Trilogylive (online/offline)
- Ibu Dibjo (offline/online: ibudibjo)
- Duta Suara (offline at Komplek Ruko Aneka Elok B A2 no 15 telp: 5825035/08129716732)
- Disc Tara (offline all outlets)
- Kios tix ruko golden boulevrd R2/38-39 (online)
In related news, Indonesian boyband S4 will be the opening act for the U-KISS showcase.
Indonesia KissMes, are you ready for U-KISS?
Nemesis – Dream
Release: February 28, 2013
Producer/Distributor: Sony Music
Genre: Rock ballad
This is one of those albums that will really appeal to some and put off others. Nemesis, releasing this second part of its third album after a stint on Top Band 2, faithfully pursues the ultra-emotional, stormy style of melodic rock once associated with visual-kei acts; its approach is, almost by necessity, reminiscent of Eve‘s style. The band performs it well, to be clear. 인어공주를 위한 소나타 (Sonata for a Mermaid) is textbook execution, complete with driving guitars, incessant strings, svelte vocals, and even a choir for the Gothic feel. The rest of the album is actually slower and delves into modern rock and ballads, ranging from waxed poetic (Dream) to unconvincingly overdone (남겨지다 (Left Behind)). The Top Band remake of 1991 Kim Guk-hwan classic 타타타 (Tatata), seemingly the album’s biggest draw, is not very convincing; the all-out execution isn’t any worse than that in Sonata, but Nemesis fails to resolve the fundamental problem that such arrangement is wildly incongruous with the original’s lyrics and message. But if this style is your cup of tea, Dream may work for you.
Tracklist (recommended tracks listed in bold)
1. 오후의 속삭임 (Afternoon’s Whispers)
3. 인어공주를 위한 소나타 (Sonata for a Mermaid)
4. 애원 (Plead)
5. 남겨지다 (Left Behind)
6. 타타타 (Tatata)
7. Dream – Instrumental
U-Kiss – Collage
Release: March 7, 2013
Producer/Distributor: NH EMG/Neowiz Internet
Like numerous U-Kiss projects before it, Collage has all the ingredients but not always the results. Ambitious lead single Standing Still is awash in sleek synths and mechanics, but the lethargic melody (a little reminiscent of Usher‘s DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love)) kills a lot of the momentum and adds a coat of outdated feel to the song. More worrisome is the fact that it’s still the album’s best dance track. 숨도 못 쉬어 (Can’t Even Breathe) has a promising intro, but ends up sounding like a longer-winded remix of Taegoon‘s Call Me. (I’ll grant that U-Kiss’s song is better than Taegoon’s.) Party All The Time and Sweety Girl are about as generic as generic gets. The ballads that fill the middle of the album are somewhat more enjoyable: 나쁘다 (Bad) has a bold beat and volumetric string-and-piano backing to support its collected atmosphere, and 아픔보다 아픈 (More Painful Than Pain) has a nice, slow build-up to the orchestra-laden finale. But in the end, Collage is another mediocre release in a long and lengthening discography.
Tracklist (recommended tracks listed in bold)
1. Step By Step (Intro)
2. Standing Still
3. 숨도 못 쉬어 (Can’t Even Breathe)
4. Missing You
5. 나쁘다 (Bad)
6. 아픔보다 아픈 (More Painful Than Pain)
7. My Reason
8. Party All The Time
9. Sweety Girl
10. 사랑하니까 (Because I Love)
11. 아픔보다 아픈 (More Painful Than Pain – Instrumental
12. Standing Still – Instrumental
Jung In – 그니 (That Woman)
Release: March 12, 2013
Producer/Distributor: Jungle Entertainment/CJ E&M
Genre: Pop ballad
What to make of this vocalist’s tone? Jung In‘s is a mystifying voice that’s lent itself well to hip-hop and R&B alike. The best moments of That Woman are those that take advantage of it. Jung In cuts down on all the clutter in 치, (Psh,) and offers a warm ode of affirmation in convincing fashion. The singer’s fretful, heart warming candidness – the song is directed towards Jo Jung-chi, her boyfriend who also helped composed the track – takes on sonic color through her nuanced, understanding tone as well as emotional balance. The jazzy lounge mood of 좀 걷자 (Let’s Take a Walk) and attitudinal beat of OK? are also good environs; the latter is especially visceral with Jung In riding a real groove. The standard ballads here don’t fare nearly as well, but that really shouldn’t have been the main attraction in the first place (no matter the lead single designation).
Tracklist (recommended tracks listed in bold)
1. 치, (Psh,)
2. 그 뻔한 말 (Those Obvious Words)
3. 그런 말 마요 (Don’t Say That)
4. 좀 걷자 (Let’s Take a Walk) – Featuring Garry
Note: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely of the reviewer and not of hellokpop as a whole.
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After the recent visit by the two members of U-KISS, Soohyun and Kevin, that has brought comfort and encouragement to the flood victims in Jakarta, the members’ kind spirit and character have endeared them to fans even more, and also allows more people to know about them in the Southeast Asia country, Indonesia.
With the current rising popularity of U-KISS in the country, more information of the rescheduled event “UKISS Showcase & Fan Party in Jakarta 2013” is released by the organizer, Oppa Oppa Live. As previously announced, the new date of the event is set on 26 and 27 April 2013. However, the venue has been changed to Britama Arena Sportsmall Kelapa Gading, while there is no amendment to the previous ticketing information and seating plan.
With the event just slightly more than two months away, fans of U-KISS can now look forward to meet their idols soon, which is considered to be one of the best Korean boy groups and consist of the following members: Soohyun, Kiseop, Eli, AJ, Hoon, Kevin and Dongho.
Indonesian and regional fans, are you ready to get kiss-ed?
Source: Direct Correspondence