DiXcuss – Kpop coming to Singapore!

With the flood of your favourite Korean pop artistes, groups bands idols celebrities however you call them, how are you taking it?

First things first, we know most of you are already broke, some working to pay for tickets, some begging your parents for more allowance, some selling stuffs to earn a little, hopefully no one robbed/steal..!

Just half an hour ago we hear wind of JaeChunSu (JYJ) maybe coming to Singapore soon. Also yesterday published on U-Weekly they mentioned SMTOWN Live may happen in Singapore (this is not true at this point of time, as RITS clarified). Not to forget the most daebak Kpop event of the year, Korean Pop Night. How are you going to stand all this? Find the money and everything else?

Let’s discuss..!

Some pointers you can reply:
– Do you think this trend is AWESOME, or you want it to end soon?
– How do you find the money to attend the showcases?
– Any other groups you still really want them to come to Singapore?
– How is your parents reacting to your recent staying-out (overnight for fansign? late airport arrivals? etc)
– How’s your studies?

26 thoughts on “DiXcuss – Kpop coming to Singapore!

  • August 31, 2010 at 10:49 PM

    as much as i want more to come, i want it to end soon! very soon in fact!

  • August 31, 2010 at 10:51 PM

    HAHAHA. Probably going crazy soon.

    Well, gotta like the trend in a way because it brought many Kpop acts to SG. Even those we never expected 1 or 2 years back. But erm, they gotta cut us some slack ?

    Literally every month there’s at least one kpop act, so yeah, crazy. LOL. But oh well, we gotta choose whose we wanna attend. As much as I want to attend most of them, money ain’t allowing me.

    My parents didn’t bother about me queuing overnight since O’s ended. They used to go crazy with me during O’s period because I was still sitting infront of the comp enjoying the performances. HAHAHAHA. I’m using my savings for the events, which is dying soon. I need to work ! lol.

    As for studies, they are doing good, ‘cept that I keep getting distracted, especially NOW when there’s the Kpop Night Concert and I’m eagerly waiting for more details.

    All my biases has more or less came. FTIsland, CNBlue, Beast, 4Minute and finally, DAEGUKNAMAH ! Hahaha.

    Hmm, so do you attend most events ? I’m really curious of how being a journalist is like ’cause I myself do enjoy writing articles but I’m not taking up that course.

  • August 31, 2010 at 10:52 PM

    too many are coming!!! wish that they would slow down… cause we needa save $$$ too 🙁 hahahaha.

  • August 31, 2010 at 10:52 PM

    altho im working, i juz hope they would slow down in bringing idols here

  • August 31, 2010 at 10:52 PM

    they should stop everything after the kpop night.
    and trend if again after ss3

  • August 31, 2010 at 10:54 PM

    Honestly, i’ve been a kpop fan for 4 years.. i waited and waited for 4 years before i can get to see kpop artistes in Singapore.. yes.. i’m glad that more artistes are coming unlike few years ago. But, seeing more and more kpop stars coming here month after month is just too much.
    Yes.. We welcome Kpop groups can come to Singapore.. but they should come slowly, not every month.
    I’m also a student like most of the kpop fans here… just to see my fave kpop groups , i have to save alot of money.
    My parents, especially my mum finds it ridiculous that i camp over at IMM ( most fanmeets/fansigns take place there) from morning until night just to get a good spot to see my stars.
    It’s a really tiring and frustrating these days when suddenly every week, there’s news about another kpop event happening.

    Sigh .. ~~

  • August 31, 2010 at 10:59 PM

    I really dont mind K-Pop coming to Singapore, in fact I think that I should be grateful because Singapore is such a small country so we are really lucky the K-Pop artists get to come here! However, I feel that they all come by too soon, or too many at one time. I am a student, and I believe most of the K-Pop fans are students too and this is not really a good thing for us.Because like I said, alot of them came to Singapore at one go so it really leave us fans broke and what not 🙁 and at the end, we had to give a chance of seeing them a pass! So I feel that if only they had like “gaps” in between each of artist’s visit for example, a few months, instead of all coming at one shot, will be better. We will get to save $$$ and also avoid schedule clashes!! 🙂

  • August 31, 2010 at 11:00 PM

    I do think it’s relatively fine, but yes it is indeed too much at one time, not only it gets us poorer, but it’s exhausting. In fact I had been praying that SHINee would only come back next year -.-
    Oh wells. So far the past visits, I’ve been lucky to have the money in my savings, but for KPOP Night I’m actually planning to use my internship money. Not too sure about SS3, let along SM Town Concert. Though for SMTown concert, I’m hoping I’m already working to earn my own by then. BoA and Zhang Liyin please!!
    Being a YG Family fan, of course I do hope I could even witness a YG Family concert in town, and yes that means 2NE1, Se7en, Gummy, 1YTM, Jinusean, and everyone else. Maybe Yang Hyun Suk could even throw in a perf. HAHHAHA. And thank god for me an almost impossible dream is coming true with Big Bang’s visit in Oct.
    Being an only avid fan of Big Bang and SHINee, I haven’t being welcoming Beast and the other groups, so it’s still fine for me. Though the only stay out they are knew about was SHINee’s showcase in March. The other late nights at air port were only brushed off with hanging out with friends, which is in a way true.
    Studies wise, it’s not the usual examinations for me, and I’m only doing fine, and they don’t really appear concern, and I don’t think it’s affecting my studies much. So yeah. I guess that’s about all.
    As much tight I am on schedule, I’m too hoping to do my part as a VIP&Shawol. In fact I’m hoping if fans are gonna seat according to fandoms, I’m hoping VIPs and Shawols are gonna be beside each other, just so I could seat in between, and maybe wave both light sticks if I could get them. LOL.

  • August 31, 2010 at 11:01 PM

    too broke for anything! as much as i want to attend and see SNSD and big bang. i don’t think my current financial status allows me. beside that, if i want to go i want the best seats. i don’t want to spend money to sit/ stand far far far far away and only hear the sound or see the scene and Hehe proud to say i don’t get money from parents to attend such event and stuff. 🙂 but i do love more korean celebrities to come to our little red dot. yay.

  • August 31, 2010 at 11:05 PM

    Although,its just barely 18 months I’m into K-Pop but seriously!having them EVERY month is just tiring…& so does my pocket.Even though I’m working,having to fork out even $50 out of the budget is still quite hard.I like most of them but I can’t afford attend them all.SS3 is something that I look forward to cuz its a concert & it is giving me much more satisfaction =)

  • August 31, 2010 at 11:09 PM

    So much so that i would love to see my fave k stars in singapore, i think it is too overwhelming now..
    i have been a kpop fan since a few years ago, and i wished time would go back to those times.

    Call me stereotype or wat, but i really hate it that so many xmms love kpop.
    Seriously, a MAJORITY of them only look at looks.
    I hate it when i go to fansigns etc and we get “ordered” by xmms ..
    For example, i went to beast’s fansign and they were acting like they are the official organisers. They have no right to decide what we want to do.

    The local organisers are also making use of the k wave too much! Take Z:ea for example, even though they are a rookie grp, their ticket is selling for so ex! no doubt that they have a lot of members. But i tink they rise the price,trying to earn us kpop lovers’ money.. but they seem to have forgotten most are students.
    How long does it take for us to save up so much money, and yet there are events every single month T.T

    sorry for my rantings here.. btw, i love your blog.. THANks for the updates 😀
    Fighting! 😀

  • August 31, 2010 at 11:14 PM

    I guess all we have to do is strike a balance between play and study/work and know our own limits.
    All of us do not print money and there should be a limit to how we spend them.
    As much as I want to attend all the showcase/fanmeets of my favourite KPOP idols, it’s not within my means at this moment and there are just some that I have to forsake.
    The cheapest alternative will be to head to the airport.
    I’m easily contented, thus even for a glance of them, I will be very happy! ^^
    My parents felt that as long as I know my limits, they are fine with me attending these events.
    In addition, I’m spending my own hard earn money, so they know that I will calculate whether it’s worth it or not.

    I guess this is the time to probably reflect and weigh the pros and cons.
    One thing for sure is that I will never forsake my studies even if it’s for the group I love.
    I mean it is our own future at stake and doing well in our studies is probably what our idols want too right?
    And if there is an event I really really want to go, I will just spend the extra effort to study beforehand and enjoy the event when the day comes – WORK HARD AND PLAY HARD! ^^

    As much as I’m happy that the whole k-wave is rising in Singapore, to be honest, those people whom I see attending are always the usual few?
    So is it true that the k-wave is indeed rising or just that the events are attended by the SAME FEW PEOPLE?
    So what’s the exact market for the k-wave in Singapore?
    I guess this is something worth pondering.
    In addition, I understand that bringing these idols in ain’t cheap, but the prices soar to around 200+ per showcase.
    It’s not surprising to see many students spending their parents money as though it’s a never ending river.
    I understand how hard it is to earn money – internship + part-time – thus every money spent will be calculated.
    I guess the young fangirls should understand this and try help their parents scrimp a little?
    I actually kind of wish that this wave will die down in Singapore.
    It seems like a trend more than true love for Korean culture, music and the artistes.
    Many just jump into the bandwagon and proclaim their neverending love for these artistes as though they have been in the fandom for a very long time.
    I don’t know, but probably I’m a little selfish to want these K-groups to not come to our sunny island.
    If I really want to see them, I will fly to Korea next year! >.<

    Have been spending quite a bit on showcases/Fanmeets/ Concerts – SHINee, U-Kiss, CN BLUE, 2AM, Beast and HJB – but there ain't a moment that I'm regretting.
    To me, you will never regret not attending, but you will always regret not attending, so if there is some event I really want to go, nothing will stop me as I really do not want to live in regrets, but live for the moment.
    Money spent are from what I've earned during my holidays and taken out from my Korea fund for my grad trip next year.
    I have to admit that the fund is dwindling down, but I guess as long as I'm happy now, it's worth it.

    To me, I guess the only group I really want to see now and have not seen is SS501 (other than HJB).
    They are like another DBSK and I really have no idea whether all 5 will be back togeher or not. =[
    This thought in itself is heartbreaking.
    (Probably seeing Jinki this October can cure my longing for him!! LOL! =P)

  • August 31, 2010 at 11:26 PM

    ya! me too 🙂 i’ve been a k-pop fanatic for 4 years plus and i waited for so long for them to come! past few years, i waited and waited for at least one of them come to visit SG cos like when they have the Asia Concert Tours they usually only go to those big countries like Japan, China, Thailand and Malaysia and its so frustrating especially when they visit Malaysia which is so near to SG but they never come to SG! The only few k-pop artist that visited Singapore before all this was like Rain, Shinhwa and a couple of other actors or actresses and even that is super rare and the big thing in 2008 which was the first ever K-pop Night Concert and at that time K-pop wasn’t really something really big or popular or a craze in SG as today. So it really really really took me by surprise that a lot of k-pop idol groups especially and even those who are “rookies” came to SG this year and yup, a lot of them are like rapidly coming simultaneously or all at once! They should probably slow it down but still, I’m very thankful at least they’re finally coming after hoping for so many years! Ouh and I’m pretty glad too that K-pop is finally spreading around in SG 😉 but yeah, because it’s so popular and a total craze now, I have to now rush for every event that I wanna go and at the same time, I find camping over all that is pretty ridiculous and kinda going overboard although it’s kinda worth it but i pretty much don’t favour those kind of systems. Nevertheless, I’m so loving and enjoying K-POP! K-POP saranghaeyo 😀

  • August 31, 2010 at 11:38 PM

    Ouh yeah and I know it’s pretty impossible now but I’m still keeping the faith as I really wish to see the first ever k-pop idol group that lead my heart into the world of k-pop which is Dong Bang Shin Ki with all 5 members on stage performing together here in SG and same goes for Super Junior which I want to see all 13 members performing together although I’m already thankful for them coming to SG for SS3 🙁 Ouh and I really miss Shinhwa so much cos most of them are serving in the army now but I’d like to see and can’t wait for Shinhwa to unite again with all 6 members in a couple of years time at least in Korea since SG is pretty impossible…oppadeul neomu bogoshipeoyo! (^-^)

  • August 31, 2010 at 11:41 PM

    i honestly believe that companies are just making use of this kpop craze because i am aware that some of these organizers don’t even have any clue who these people they are bringing in actually are.

    anyway that aside, i really hope that the number of kpop artists coming in to singapore would die down. it is ok to bring in but at least give a few months intervals and not just bring in everyone in one shot.

    and its kinda annoying that dedicated fans often get ‘defeated’ by those who are not even into kpop but buy tickets anyway just because they have the money while we are still saving every single cent we can find.

    and really, even with so many grps that have made their way to singapore, there still isn’t any form of improvements in terms of locations and how things are organised. i’m kinda worried about kpop night and ss3 since these 2 events are really huge, i wonder how it is gonna be handled.

    so i really hope there will be a break after kpop night. just stop it at that event and then revive this craze back when the time comes for ss3.

    having overseas artists coming to singapore should be something special and precious but with the influx of the bands coming almost every other month, we don’t really feel ‘it’ anymore.

  • September 1, 2010 at 12:14 AM

    I want the K-Pop fever in SG to stop or slow down!! They’re coming back to back and it’s killing me! My money is gone and my parents think im crazy. My studies suck now. wtf why are rookies coming to SG so soon? i rather they give themselves a couple of years in Korea before coming hereeee. aaaahhh

  • September 3, 2010 at 11:06 PM

    i personally think it’s fine.
    if you have the means to go for it, and you like them enough to queue overnight etc., by all means.
    if you don’t have the money and can’t avoid it, have exams, have other committments then you of all people should know how to prioritize.
    just because you have your exams/don’t have enough money doesn’t mean other people should be penalized as well. because really, there will ALWAYS be a group of people who are students/have olevels/ alevels etc.

  • September 3, 2010 at 11:07 PM

    i means can’t afford* it.

    BTW IS JAECHUNSU REALLY COMING?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • September 3, 2010 at 11:10 PM

    the only thing i have an issue with is the organizers actually.
    they seriously need to self-reflect.
    the planning and the execution is disastrous for most parts.
    from venue selection to ticket sales. lousy~
    they’re milking money from fans who are willing to pay.
    i don’t mind paying but i want a good quality show tyvm.

  • September 10, 2010 at 9:45 PM

    -I really hope this Kpop trend thing end asap. It’s like, because of this trend being known well in Singapore, many companies are bringing in their artistes here to promote, and it’s really expensive >< But i know she worry for me…
    -My studies really … suck. I got my progress report just last week, and i failed 4 subjects ;~;

  • September 10, 2010 at 9:55 PM

    my comment kena cut? O_O

    • September 11, 2010 at 11:56 AM

      I think WordPress glitch? You can add on in a new comment and I’ll edit for you.

  • September 20, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    i guess the thing for most fans is that we don’t want this trend to stop but rather, to slow down. cause we love them coming to singapore but we just don’t have enough money to go for all/most of them. and we want better organizers and better show plans like eg: NOT SQUEEZING TOO MANY PEOPLE IN ONE NIGHT. or maybe it’s just me. 🙁

    but the companies are the happiest: their profits are just sky-rocketing, albeit at the expense of us poor young students. 😛

  • September 30, 2010 at 7:01 AM

    HEY ISNT THIS JUST GREAT!!! I love it sfm. The money’s no problem because my parents pay for them but the problem is getting the tickets!! Its always sold out so freaking fast that only the not so good seats are left. whats the point in going if you dont get the best seats?

  • October 11, 2010 at 6:19 PM

    Aiya! It is like the same trend when I was back in sec sch. Every week got a boyband from UK, US or even from Downunder come – A1, Code Red, Human Nature etc. Will die down for sure but not before all the fans die from no money, debt and failing subjects hahaha I have no sympathy for such kids. But maybe because just like those boybands, if you don’t see now, don’t know how long they last. Next time, disband already.

  • October 15, 2010 at 8:09 PM

    I have to admit that my studies dropped since.
    My parents kinda gave up in this… yeah, but they still don’t allow me for over-night queueing, thats why till now I still get to see my fave grp. (SHINee <3)
    Kpopper since 2007, and that time I remember that no kpop even come singapore.
    And I was like praying so hard that Big Bang and DBSK would come or smth..

    Then now, its like the whole korean idol fly and flood singapore.
    It's not that I don't want it.
    It's just tooo much.
    Plus I don't know when the WHOLE singapore ppl are like crazy fans.
    every event also want to go -.-
    every idol also like -.-

    ohwell anyways.
    I'd love 2NE1 to come!
    <3 they're music and fashion style.
    butbutbut not now.
    maybe some time like next year?
    tooo much stuffs alr. (tho i'm not going for any xD)

    yup. you can disagree but this is just what i feel..


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