The members of EXO forming the letters for their group’s name
Another teaser image for EXO‘s XOXO (Kiss&Hug) was released today. In this teaser image, the members of EXO are forming the letters of their group’s name. Notice that the formation is from shortest to tallest (I’m usually the one in front of a photo, if the formation is according to height xD).
Looking at the above teaser image reminds me of the time when I was in 9th grade and my class had a trip to the beach. There was a huge sand dune that we had sat on and formed the numbers for the year “2004.” A person from a boat in a far-off distance in the water took a snapshot of our “2004″ formation (I actually can’t remember whether it was a boat or a helicopter from which the photo was taken from). I still have a photo of it at home. Good times!
Casual EXO featuring Kris‘ basketball =P
Having said that, I’m sure that Tao would have been very happy to form the letters of EXO on a beach. Furthermore, Kris, who is Tao‘s best friend, has stated in an interview in CeCi Magazine‘s June 2013 issue, that he would like to chill at the beach. What a perfect moment! =P
In my previous post on EXO‘s teaser images, I forgot to mention that the black and white image of EXO depicts the members as model students, whereas their colorful photos in which they are dressed all hip, depicts them as rebellious students.
Update: ANOTHER teaser image of EXO was uploaded on SMTOWN’s Facebook Page. This time the teaser image included EXO in white T-shirts. The members look rather casual and relaxed.
An interesting thing to point out is that this teaser image not only features the members of EXO, but it also includes Kris‘ basketball, which one can see at the back on the left-hand side.
It appears as though Kris is wholeheartedly expressing his passion for basketball while working as an entertainer =P
Boys Over Flowers OST
This is the song that got me into K-Pop. SS501‘s Because I’m Stupid, which was also featured in the hit, and my very first, Korean drama, Boys Over Flowers. =P
Maybe I’m stupid for getting into K-Pop -_- I don’t know whether I consider being a fan of K-Pop a blessing or a curse at times. I got into K-Pop around the middle of 2009, when I wasn’t feeling really optimistic.
If there is one thing that I got out of K-Pop, then it is the courage to dance, and that too in front of 1000+ people on stage in my undergrad. university when I had no previous experience in dancing and never even imagined myself to be able to be part of a dance performance.
I don’t like to be deceived by the media, but I know that some of the struggles that K-Pop stars had to initially go through to make it where they are today is real, and I guess that’s what I was inspired by…that it’s sometimes okay to step out of your comfort zone and be strong in the face of public opinion and take on challenges that you had otherwise not thought of taking up.
Laylie aka acircletofwhitedaisies, who I got to know through my blog, made this for my birthday, which was in February:
Moonlight Collage by Laylie
I didn’t notice this lovely collage that she had made until last month (I’ve seen some of the pics. before that she had sent through KakaoTalk, but not the collage). She found some rocks while she was at the beach and made “Moonlight” out of them.
Thank you, dear! Love it! <3
EXO XOXO (Kiss&Hug)
This is one of those rare moments in K-Pop where the members of a boy group are dressed as normal guys and not in tight skinny jeans or outfits with clashing colors. Bravo! =P
My post, A Glimpse at H.O.T’s Songs and and SME’s Current K-Pop Boy Groups, touched upon the topic of how the fashion sense of K-Pop boy groups has changed dramatically between the mid-90′s and now. It’s nice to see SME bringing back the boy-ish look for their groups!
EXO-MEN and EXO-KIDS
(Credit: To the rightful owner)
Notice the way that EXO-M is posing creates an “M” formation and the way that EXO-K is posing creates a “K” formation =P The following official teaser images, which were released today through SMTOWN’s Facbeook Page, give a clearer view of that:
EXO XOXO (Kiss&Hug) Teaser Image
EXO-K XOXO (Kiss&Hug) Teaser Image
EXO-M XOXO (Kiss&Hug) Teaser Image
As for the EXO photo shoot with flowers in the CeCi Magazine June 2013, especially Dodo Kris‘s pic. in which he is holding the flower vase on his right shoulder, all I have to say is…LAUGH OUT LOUD! xD
Other than that, there is a whole interview section in the CeCi Magazine June 2013 issue with the members of EXO. Now, I have to add those details once there is a full English translation. The only info. that I know so far is that Kris wants to go sky diving. I was about to go sky diving at the end of last year with a friend, but I had to travel back home =P Most of my friends have stated that the experience is really amazing. Imagine if the whole fandom went sky diving…it would be raining fans =P Wheeee!
We can expect more teaser images for EXO‘s comeback to be released in the upcoming days, iA. The question is, when are the teaser videos going to be released?
EXO‘s XOXO (Kiss&Hug) Teaser Photo
GULL…I can’t explain what I feel. How do I even begin?
The above photo looks like it’s right out of a yearbook from the 1960′s =P
EXO is finally having a comeback! Must remain calm. I repeat, must remain calm. I was expecting to see some of the photos of EXO from the CeCi Magazine June 2013 issue when I went online, but I was completely surprised to have found something else – teaser photos for their comeback.
At first, I saw a black and white image of Kris on Tumblr and thought that his face was Photoshopped onto someone wearing a suit. However, as I scrolled down, I saw a collage of black and white photos of all the members of EXO in suits.
EXO‘s XOXO (Kiss&Hug) Teaser Photo 2
At this point I thought, “Is this part of their CeCi Magazine photoshoot? Wasn’t Kris supposed to have a photo where he is surrounded by flowers like Luhan and Kai?”
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HISTORY is a K-Pop group that debuted recently under LOEN Entertainment. The title of their debut song, Dreamer, caught my attention. I like the song, especially the chorus.
I can’t believe that there are more groups debuting. There are far too many, but I can also see how they are trying to differentiate themselves from one another. I heard LC9‘s Mama Beat and liked it, but the music video contained a lot of violence, which was rather unnecessary.