KIY: K-Pop Box Decor

I just got a new box for my crafting stuff, and I thought I’d decorate it a bit. So if you have anything in mind that you want to decorate, here you go! Materials:

  • Some picture that you want on your box.
  • Rubber cement, or some kind of glue.
  • Clear Tape
  • **Stickers and/or Decorative Tape that you can use to fill in for any open spaces you have left after putting in your pictures.

Directions:

  1. Get out your pictures and your box that you want to decorate. Place the picture on the box in a design that you like (I did mine collage style).
  2. Get out your glue/rubber cement and use a little bit just to keep your pictures in place.
  3. Get out your clear tape and start taping over the pictures to seal them in. Make sure you let a little tape stick to the side of your box, so everything is kept in place.

Here’s my final product: Photo on 7-17-14 at 9.14 PM #2   Step by step video instructions:

KIY: Customized Keychains

So here I am with another Kpop diy and I actually made a video for this one, albeit it’s super long… But yeah. Here’s some step-by-step instructions on how to make some super cheap Kpop keychains~

Materials:

  • Rectangular Keychain ID Tags. Mine were super cheap, I got them at the 99¢.
  • Printer
  • Printer paper

Yep, that’s all you need.

Instuctions:

  1. Measure the perimeter of the inside space (where the picture goes) of your keychain.
  2.  Open up a Word document and input a rectangular shape, make it’s height and width measures match your keychain.
  3. Insert picture into the rectangle by double clicking on it, going to “fill”, “fill efects”, “picture or texture”, then choose your picture and hit OK.
  4. Print out your pictures and add them to your keychains!

Here is the video, which has step by step instructions in detail. I suggest you watch it via YouTube, because there is a skip guide in the description.

 

Just keep swimming until next time~!

~Ducky V

 

KIY – Kpop Phone Cases

This is going to be the first post into my new segment(?) KIY (Kpop-It-Yourself). So recently, I got a new phone! Thank the good lord my old one was so messed up lol. Anyway, I have a really nice Kris case a friend gifted me that I can no longer use! So, I found a solution.

Materials Needed:

  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Clear Phone Case
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Card-stock (you can use regular paper, but card-stock would be  sturdier.)
  • Hole Puncher

 

Directions:

  1. Select the rectangle with the rounded edges. It should look like this (and it will say “rounded rectangle” when you hover over it.):                                                                                         Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 1.46.42 PM
  2. Now, click on your page to insert the shape.
  3. Double click on the shape.
  4. Go to the “format” tab.                                                                                                                                                                                                      Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 1.47.11 PM
  5. Go to “size” at the far right of your screen and enter the length and width of your phone case.                                 Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 1.47.46 PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Your shape should look similar to this(depending on your phone):                                                                                               Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 1.48.51 PM
  6. Save the word document!!! Then, print this, cut it out, and see if it fits your phone case. If it doesn’t, adjust the measurements accordingly.
  7. Highlight the shape and then press command+c/cntrl+c. After, press command+v/cntrl+v and paste it until the whole document is covered.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Now we are going to insert our picture!!! Almost done!
  8. Now, you want to double click on that shape go to the fill option.                                                                                                  Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 4.33.27 PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You want to choose the “Fill Effects” option.
  9. You should be taken to a page that looks somewhat like this:                                                     Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 4.37.39 PM
  10. You should now go to the “Picture or Texture” tab.                                                                            Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 4.43.11 PM
  11. Click “Choose Picture”. Choose your picture, and then press “OK”.
  12. Now print and cut out, now you have interchangeable case slips! (Note, you don’t have to go through this whole process again to make a new one, just copy and paste, then you can change the picture from the fill!)

These are the ones I made, I haven’t actually gotten a clear case yet, but I can’t wait until I do!
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As you can see, I have a thing for Yixing, Kris, and men in beanies. lol
Just keep swimming until next time!
~Ducky V

Misled K-pop Stars: Racial Ignorance in Korea

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What is Black English?

A term that is often found in the kpop industry. If you’re searching for a definition, good luck with that; we’re just here to save you a trip. Still, it remains real in the minds of many, especially kpop idols. The second the term “black english” is thrown about, people typically think of ghetto people and base their perception from generalized stereotypes, which leads to dangerous thinking for K-pop stars as it can lead to hurt fans.

There have been instances in which these stars unknowingly isolated and insulted their african american fans as they attempted to capture and mimic what black english is. For example, BTS’ Rapmonster decided to showcase his English skills on a radio show as he offered to “talk like a black person” for everybody, more specifically, black english. Even though we were insulted by his impression, the only redeeming quality was…

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K-pop Fashion Kreation: Kpopify Anything with Fabric !!! IRON-ON PATCHES!!!

Materials Needed:

  • Something you wish to “kpopify”. i.e. – a shirt, backpack, or pillow.
  • Iron-on fabric transfers
  • Computer
  • Iron
  • Printer

Directions:

  1. First, you want to hop onto your computer and find a very high definition (maybe a screen saver) of your favorite group/group member and or a symbol of your favorite group (this doesn’t need to be HD because you are most probably going to print it small.
  2. If you have more than one picture (small things such as symbols) move them to a word document and place them a good distance away from each other. A graph helps keep them at a good cutting distance.
  3. *IMPORTANT* Now, print your images out on a regular sheet if copy paper. Check to see if the images come out alright and make any adjustments you need to.
  4. Load the special transfer paper into your printer. Make sure you are printing in the right side! Print your images out~.
  5. After your images have printed, cut out your individual images. If you just have one image this isn’t necessary.
  6. Now, peel the backing away from the individual iron on patches and place them onto your item where you want it to be located.
  7. After you have all of your patches placed where you want them, cover them with the parchment paper provided in the packet with your transfer paper.
  8. Follow the ironing instructions located on the back of the packet the iron-on paper came in.
  9. Make sure your image has been transferred properly and voila~! You’re done!!!

Here’s some video instructions!!!

This is what my word document looked like~

Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 12.16.10 PM

 

This is what my finished product looked like:

diy shorts

Now you can show off your brand new “kpopified” item! Have fun kpop kreating~

Just keep swimming until next time.

-Ducky V

On the Kai Situation

So someone sent me an e-mail saying “You should chill because no one is mad about in Korea, so that means he didn’t say it”. First, let me just say that I’m mad whether he said it or not because SOMEONE said it and that’s one hundred and one percent not okay. Second, why should it matter to me whether or not Korean people are upset? It’s not their race that is affected by the usage of that word. And especially since they most definitely weren’t concerned, and were actually quite amused, at the the thought of blackface and probably still are. Not to be rude or anything, but if you’re going to try and defend Kai please think about your reason carefully before just sending nonsense my way. Plus, you can just comment whatever you want, I’m not blocking anything…so.

Anyway, peace out.

~Ducky V

Soyou & JungGiGo’s “썸”(Some)

I am absolutely in love with “Some” sang by Junggigo and Soyou. The melody is light and sweet and it just makes me feel happy. Their voices are so light and feathery and fit beautifully with each other. This is basically “This could be us, but you playin'” in song version. Two people have been hanging out for a while and now it feels as if they’re dating each other, even though they no they’re not. They’re waiting for some sort of clarification on their relationship status from the other person.

Lyrics courtesy of KpopLyrics.net

Sometimes, I get annoyed without even knowing
But my feelings for you haven’t changed
Maybe I’m the weird one, I thought
As I struggled by myself

Gakkeumssik nado moreuge jjajeungina
Neoreul hyanghan mameun byeonhaji anhanneunde
Hoksi naega isanghan geolkka
Honja himdeulge jinaego isseosseo

While tossing and turning alone in an empty room
The TV plays reruns of yesterday’s drama
As I hold my phone that doesn’t ring until I sleep

Teong bin bang honja meonghani dwicheogida
Tibieneun eoje bon geot gateun deurama
Jami deul ttaekkaji hanbeondo ulliji annneun haendeuponeul deulgo
These days, it feels like you’re mine, it seems like you’re mine but not

It feels like I’m yours, it seems like I’m yours but not
What are we? I’m confused, don’t be aloof
It feels like we’re lovers, it seems like we’re lovers but not
Whenever you see me, you act so vague to me
These days, I hate hearing that I’m just like a friend

Yojeumttara naekkeoin deut naekkeo anin naekkeo gateun neo
Nikkeoin deut nikkeo anin nikkeo gateun na
Ige museun saiin geonji sasil hetgallyeo muttukttukhage guljima
Yeoninin deut yeonin anin yeonin gateun neo
Naman bol deut aemaehage nal daehaneun neo
Ttaeroneun chingu gatdaneun mari
Gwaenhi yojeum nan deutgi sirheojyeosseo

I want to open my eyes to your text every morning
I want to fall asleep with your voice at the end of the day
On the weekends, I want to hug you in front of a lot of people as if I’m showing off

Maeil achim neoui munjae nuneul tteugo
Haru kkeuteneun ni moksorie jamdeulgo pa
Jumareneun manheun saram sogeseo
Boran deusi neol kkeureo ango sipeo

These days, it feels like you’re mine, it seems like you’re mine but not
It feels like I’m yours, it seems like I’m yours but not
These days, I hate hearing that I’m just like a friend

Yojeum ttara naekkeoin deut naekkeo anin naekkeo gateun neo
Nikkeoin deut nikkeo anin nikkeo gateun na
Ige museun saiin geonji sasil hetgallyeo muttukttukhage guljima
Yeoninin deut yeonin anin yeonin gateun neo
Naman bol deut aemaehage nal daehaneun neo
Ttaeroneun chingu gatdaneun mari
Gwaenhi yojeum nan deutgi sirheojyeosseo

I don’t like you, don’t like you these days
But I only have you, I only have you
Clearly draw the line for me
Don’t pull out but confess your love to me

Neo yojeum neo byeolloya neo byeolloya
Na geunde nan neoppuniya nan neoppuniya
Bunmyeonghage naege seoneul geueojwo
Jakku dwiro ppaeji malgo nal saranghanda gobaekhae jwo

Pretending that we’re just friends, acting like we’re lovers, don’t do that
The more I think about it, I get more curious about your real feelings
Girl you’re so ambiguous, I can’t do anything or maybe I’m expecting a miracle, lotto
I want a clear sign but I forget all about it when I see your smile

Yeojeonhi chinguincheok tto yeoninincheok
Haengdonghaneun moseubeul jeonbuda dorikyeo
Saenggak hal surok neoui jinsimi deo gunggeumhaejineun geol
Girl you’re so
Ambiguous nan motae mueotdo
Ani eojjeomyeon gijeogeul baraji lotto
Hwaksilhan pyohyeoneul wonhajiman
Neoui miso ttuin pyojeonge ijeobeoriji nan

These days, it feels like  you’re mine, it seems like you’re mine but not
It feels like I’m yours, it seems like I’m yours but not
Don’t just laugh like you don’t know and stop this now, be real with me
Don’t put me in your heart and look elsewhere
Why don’t you stop acting like you don’t know when you do know?
Don’t give excuses that you’re tired but hurry and tell me, I love you

Yojeum ttara naekkeoin deut naekkeo anin naekkeo gateun neo
Nikkeoin deut nikkeo anin nikkeo gateun na
Sunjinhan cheok utjiman malgo geuman jom hae
Neo soljikhage jom gureobwa
Ni mam soge nal nwadugo han nun palji ma
Neoyamallo da almyeonseo ttancheong piuji ma
Pigonhage him ppaeji malgo eoseo malhaejwo
Saranghandan mariya

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