1. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  2. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  3. Moon festival
  4. Band: LOVEBITES
  5. Chinese Traditional clothing
  6. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  7. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  8. Review: Wish
  9. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  10. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  11. Book: The White Book
  12. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  13. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  14. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  15. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  16. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  17. Artist: Hanggai
  18. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  19. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  20. Produce 101 China
  21. Crossfaith (interview)
  22. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  23. Food: Ramen
  24. Artist: Jackson Wang
  25. Special: BTSXARMY
  26. SPECIAL: BTS
  27. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  28. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  29. 10 years of SHINee
  30. Drama review: Erased
  31. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  32. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  33. Artist: Miyavi
  34. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  35. 10 Korean Proverbs
  36. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  37. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  38. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  39. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  40. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  41. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  42. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  43. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  44. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  45. Religion in Japan
  46. C-Pop
  47. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  48. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  49. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  50. Boygroup: GOT7
  51. Artist: BABYMETAL
  52. Online shopping in China
  53. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  54. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  55. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  56. Boygroup: Day6
  57. Drama Review: Last Friend
  58. Valentine’s day in China
  59. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  60. Valentine’s day in Korea
  61. Valentine’s day in Japan
  62. Terracotta Army
  63. Beauty in Korea
  64. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  65. Chinese New Year
  66. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  67. Review: Snackfever subscription
  68. Cat Cafe
  69. Religion in China
  70. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  71. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  72. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  73. Review: Kaomoji
  74. Chopsticks
  75. Drama Review: Save Me
  76. LGBT in Japan
  77. Artist: Zhao Lei
  78. The power of BB Cream
  79. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  80. LGBT in China
  81. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  82. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  83. Rental bikes
  84. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  85. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  86. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  87. The Three Sovereigns
  88. LGTB in South Korea
  89. Japanese street food
  90. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  91. Mumun Pottery
  92. Boygroup: SF9
  93. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  94. Izanagi & Izanami
  95. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  96. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  97. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  98. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  99. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  100. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  101. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  102. Halloween in Japan
  103. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  104. Halloween in China
  105. Halloween in Korea
  106. Social Media in China? No!
  107. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  108. Camera Japan Festival
  109. Movie Review: Noise
  110. Heungbu and Nolbu
  111. Konpeitō
  112. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  113. Chinese Street Food
  114. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  115. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  116. Jeulmun Pottery
  117. Boyband: NEWS
  118. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  119. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  120. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  121. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  122. Review: Hite
  123. The Rising Sun Flag
  124. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  125. Drama review: Hwarang
  126. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  1. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  2. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  3. Moon festival
  4. Band: LOVEBITES
  5. Chinese Traditional clothing
  6. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  7. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  8. Review: Wish
  9. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  10. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  11. Book: The White Book
  12. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  13. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  14. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  15. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  16. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  17. Artist: Hanggai
  18. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  19. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  20. Produce 101 China
  21. Crossfaith (interview)
  22. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  23. Food: Ramen
  24. Artist: Jackson Wang
  25. Special: BTSXARMY
  26. SPECIAL: BTS
  27. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  28. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  29. 10 years of SHINee
  30. Drama review: Erased
  31. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  32. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  33. Artist: Miyavi
  34. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  35. 10 Korean Proverbs
  36. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  37. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  38. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  39. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  40. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  41. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  42. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  43. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  44. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  45. Religion in Japan
  46. C-Pop
  47. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  48. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  49. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  50. Boygroup: GOT7
  51. Artist: BABYMETAL
  52. Online shopping in China
  53. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  54. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  55. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  56. Boygroup: Day6
  57. Drama Review: Last Friend
  58. Valentine’s day in China
  59. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  60. Valentine’s day in Korea
  61. Valentine’s day in Japan
  62. Terracotta Army
  63. Beauty in Korea
  64. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  65. Chinese New Year
  66. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  67. Review: Snackfever subscription
  68. Cat Cafe
  69. Religion in China
  70. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  71. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  72. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  73. Review: Kaomoji
  74. Chopsticks
  75. Drama Review: Save Me
  76. LGBT in Japan
  77. Artist: Zhao Lei
  78. The power of BB Cream
  79. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  80. LGBT in China
  81. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  82. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  83. Rental bikes
  84. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  85. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  86. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  87. The Three Sovereigns
  88. LGTB in South Korea
  89. Japanese street food
  90. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  91. Mumun Pottery
  92. Boygroup: SF9
  93. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  94. Izanagi & Izanami
  95. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  96. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  97. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  98. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  99. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  100. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  101. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  102. Halloween in Japan
  103. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  104. Halloween in China
  105. Halloween in Korea
  106. Social Media in China? No!
  107. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  108. Camera Japan Festival
  109. Movie Review: Noise
  110. Heungbu and Nolbu
  111. Konpeitō
  112. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  113. Chinese Street Food
  114. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  115. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  116. Jeulmun Pottery
  117. Boyband: NEWS
  118. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  119. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  120. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  121. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  122. Review: Hite
  123. The Rising Sun Flag
  124. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  125. Drama review: Hwarang
  126. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
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On June 29, edition #8 of Strictly Kpop was hosted at HAL 4 Aan de Maas, Rotterdam. Strictly KPOP is a party who’s name says it all, ONLY KOREAN POP MUSIC will be played all night. The event is made for everyone of all ages who loves Korea and Korean pop music. It attracts people from all around The Netherlands (and sometimes outside of it) to come party all night and we of Saetori joined them for another night to dance and meet people with the same interests.

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The programme for this edition was filled with lots of activities that caused for a lot of joy under Kpop fans. One of the main events during the evening are the dance and singing competitions with the ultimate prize at stake: the much sought after BTS tickets for their World Tour. Visitors could also take part in a noraebang (karaoke) and sing their hearts out to their favorite Korean songs. On the 2nd floor there was room for all exhibitors selling a range of different items from merchandise, clothing, cosmetics, food to handmade products. For this evening they served the Korean beer brand CASS, which is a fresh and light beer.

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Somaek Entertainment
Somaek Entertainment is an organisation (lead by Just Kist) that wants to introduce South Korean culture and entertainment to a growing audience in the Netherlands and Belgium. They have done so for the past years by organizing Kpop events, more commonly known as the Strictly Kpop parties: a great coming together for all fans of Kpop music! With Silent Disco’s, Concert after parties and of course 7 editions of Strictly Kpop in their past, this year they moved to a bigger venue for this 8th edition.

Timetable
19:00: DJ Taemo
19:30 – 20:15: Dance performances K-Rush, Bl4ckW7ve, Chickensquad, Ronnie Icon and NRG
20:15 – 21:00: Dance/Singing Competitions
21:00 – 22:00: DJ Taemo
22:00 – 23:00: DJ Kim Young real – Khiphop
23:00 – 00:30: DJ Vinsanity – Classics
00:30 – 01:00: DJ Taemo

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Merchandise
We got to see Chubi again and Chana couldn’t stop herself from buying a shirt from them. Chubi has the most fun clothing around, combining asian styles while it’s being made in The Netherlands.

HeyHallyu had a stand where you could buy your favorite Kpop albums and they would keep them aside for you to pick them up at the end of the party. We haven’t tried buying from them yet but we’ve heard a lot of positivity surrounding them so maybe give them a shot!

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For beauty there were two beauty shops. Noonawon and HaruHarubeauty both providing the latest skincare and make up from Korea. Sheetmasks a plenty with them!
Shopchokers was also present and their shop seemed busy constantly so I pretty much just passed by it trying to avoid the people looming over their stand. Icutie, a lens shop had a small selection of lenses with them that were for sale.

There was a shop for bubble tea and other sweet tooth foods and drinks as well, they were Infinitea.

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Our Opinion
As true kpop fans we have enjoyed our night out and meeting other kpoppies at the venue. Even though it was very hot that day, it didn’t stop anyone from dancing. The organisation had provided it’s guests with free ice cream to stay cool, yay! We loved the distribution of a dance floor and a mini-market in two different places: there was plenty of stuff to see or do and we did do a lot of things, we hadn’t stopped walking around since we came in.

The DJ’s had a fair mix of old and new style kpop, as well as some khiphop, however we felt like along with the songs that the dance groups and the contestants we’re doing there was some repetitivity in the songs being played.
We weren’t able to see Ronnie Icon since we we’re walking around and forgot the time, but we fell into it half way or later and we have to say the music was fun while we bobbed around while eating some delicious BAPBOSS Chicken and Japchae.

There was fair a bit of skill/interest difference between the dance groups. They’re all good, and especially way better than I could even dance but I’d like to say ChickenSquad and Bl4ckW7ve ruled the night with their skills. It was great to watch their dedication.
However I feel that with the dance compo’s and shows we heard a lot of Momoland, NCT, BlackPink and BTS, which wouldn’t be too bad if it hadn’t been the same song. (Mayo: My secret opinion is; have the groups talk before hand and put their songs next to each other so they can all show their own skill with a different song.)

Some more words
We hope future Strictly Kpop editions will shorten their dance and singing competitions in the programme: It filled almost the entire evening and we would love to dance some more ourselves too!

What are your thoughts on Strictly Kpop? If you visited last or any edition in the past, please leave your comments below to show your love and wishes to Somaek. They appreciate the audience’s feedback in order to give you the best Kpop experience every time.

Credit: All pictures belong to Strictly KPOP and we do not claim ownership of them.
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