1. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  2. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  3. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  4. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  5. Drama: Meteor Garden
  6. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  7. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  8. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  9. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  10. Moon festival
  11. Band: LOVEBITES
  12. Chinese Traditional clothing
  13. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  14. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  15. Review: Wish
  16. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  17. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  18. Book: The White Book
  19. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  20. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  21. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  22. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  23. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  24. Artist: Hanggai
  25. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  26. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  27. Produce 101 China
  28. Crossfaith (interview)
  29. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  30. Food: Ramen
  31. Artist: Jackson Wang
  32. Special: BTSXARMY
  33. SPECIAL: BTS
  34. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  35. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  36. 10 years of SHINee
  37. Drama review: Erased
  38. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  39. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  40. Artist: Miyavi
  41. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  42. 10 Korean Proverbs
  43. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  44. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  45. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  46. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  47. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  48. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  49. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  50. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  51. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  52. Religion in Japan
  53. C-Pop
  54. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  55. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  56. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  57. Boygroup: GOT7
  58. Artist: BABYMETAL
  59. Online shopping in China
  60. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  61. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  62. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  63. Boygroup: Day6
  64. Drama Review: Last Friend
  65. Valentine’s day in China
  66. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  67. Valentine’s day in Korea
  68. Valentine’s day in Japan
  69. Terracotta Army
  70. Beauty in Korea
  71. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  72. Chinese New Year
  73. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  74. Review: Snackfever subscription
  75. Cat Cafe
  76. Religion in China
  77. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  78. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  79. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  80. Review: Kaomoji
  81. Chopsticks
  82. Drama Review: Save Me
  83. LGBT in Japan
  84. Artist: Zhao Lei
  85. The power of BB Cream
  86. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  87. LGBT in China
  88. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  89. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  90. Rental bikes
  91. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  92. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  93. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  94. The Three Sovereigns
  95. LGTB in South Korea
  96. Japanese street food
  97. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  98. Mumun Pottery
  99. Boygroup: SF9
  100. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  101. Izanagi & Izanami
  102. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  103. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  104. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  105. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  106. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  107. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  108. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  109. Halloween in Japan
  110. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  111. Halloween in China
  112. Halloween in Korea
  113. Social Media in China? No!
  114. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  115. Camera Japan Festival
  116. Movie Review: Noise
  117. Heungbu and Nolbu
  118. Konpeitō
  119. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  120. Chinese Street Food
  121. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  122. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  123. Jeulmun Pottery
  124. Boyband: NEWS
  125. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  126. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  127. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  128. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  129. Review: Hite
  130. The Rising Sun Flag
  131. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  132. Drama review: Hwarang
  133. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  1. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  2. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  3. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  4. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  5. Drama: Meteor Garden
  6. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  7. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  8. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  9. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  10. Moon festival
  11. Band: LOVEBITES
  12. Chinese Traditional clothing
  13. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  14. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  15. Review: Wish
  16. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  17. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  18. Book: The White Book
  19. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  20. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  21. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  22. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  23. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  24. Artist: Hanggai
  25. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  26. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  27. Produce 101 China
  28. Crossfaith (interview)
  29. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  30. Food: Ramen
  31. Artist: Jackson Wang
  32. Special: BTSXARMY
  33. SPECIAL: BTS
  34. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  35. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  36. 10 years of SHINee
  37. Drama review: Erased
  38. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  39. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  40. Artist: Miyavi
  41. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  42. 10 Korean Proverbs
  43. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  44. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  45. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  46. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  47. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  48. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  49. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  50. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  51. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  52. Religion in Japan
  53. C-Pop
  54. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  55. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  56. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  57. Boygroup: GOT7
  58. Artist: BABYMETAL
  59. Online shopping in China
  60. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  61. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  62. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  63. Boygroup: Day6
  64. Drama Review: Last Friend
  65. Valentine’s day in China
  66. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  67. Valentine’s day in Korea
  68. Valentine’s day in Japan
  69. Terracotta Army
  70. Beauty in Korea
  71. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  72. Chinese New Year
  73. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  74. Review: Snackfever subscription
  75. Cat Cafe
  76. Religion in China
  77. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  78. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  79. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  80. Review: Kaomoji
  81. Chopsticks
  82. Drama Review: Save Me
  83. LGBT in Japan
  84. Artist: Zhao Lei
  85. The power of BB Cream
  86. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  87. LGBT in China
  88. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  89. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  90. Rental bikes
  91. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  92. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  93. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  94. The Three Sovereigns
  95. LGTB in South Korea
  96. Japanese street food
  97. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  98. Mumun Pottery
  99. Boygroup: SF9
  100. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  101. Izanagi & Izanami
  102. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  103. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  104. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  105. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  106. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  107. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  108. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  109. Halloween in Japan
  110. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  111. Halloween in China
  112. Halloween in Korea
  113. Social Media in China? No!
  114. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  115. Camera Japan Festival
  116. Movie Review: Noise
  117. Heungbu and Nolbu
  118. Konpeitō
  119. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  120. Chinese Street Food
  121. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  122. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  123. Jeulmun Pottery
  124. Boyband: NEWS
  125. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  126. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  127. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  128. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  129. Review: Hite
  130. The Rising Sun Flag
  131. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  132. Drama review: Hwarang
  133. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
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On September 15th, Music Bank took place for the 13th time and this time they decided to hold it in Berlin. Music Bank is an ongoing world tour and only had one stop in Europe before (Paris 2012) So it wasn’t a surprise that seat tickets sold out the same day. It seems that 2018 is a hot year for Kpop, with big acts such as G-dragon and BTS announcing concerts in Europe. Music Bank definitely adds up to that, with guests like Wanna One and EXO.

They started to form lines around 16:30, the venue had set rules and organized a number system (for the standing area) which seemed to work alright. During the day, people were handing out banners for fanprojects, people were dancing or chilling in front of the venue. The overall atmosphere felt really good! Even the entrance seemed to go pretty smooth. Inside the venue I was surprised that, despite being in the back, I still had a very good view. They were showing different MV’s from the artists on the screens, with occasional screaming and fanchants, this promised to be a very good night.

Around 19:30 the lights went out and they introduced Music Bank and the hosts; Park Bo Gum and ex-I.O.I member Somi. They also had a German host and later, Daniel Lindemann would join the show too. They announced all the acts, who made their way onto the stage and after a short talk they all went to the front of the stage to greet the fans. The lineup for tonight was

  • Stray Kids (JYP entertainment)
  • (G)-idle (CUBE entertainment)
  • Wanna One (CJ E&M)
  • Taemin (SM entertainment)
  • EXO (SM entertainment

Stray Kids kicked off with a very powerful performance, with their 3 most populair songs; ‘Hellavator’, ‘District 9’ and ‘My Pace’. They definitely set the mood for the rest of the evening. It was also Felix’ birthday, so they prepared a birthday song just for him. He was obviously touched, as he ended up shedding a few tears.

 

 

After Stray Kids, (G)-idle was up for their performance. They started off with their debut song, ‘Latata’ and after a short introduction, they continued with ‘Maze’ and ‘Hann’. You wouldn’t be able to tell that these girls have only debuted earlier this year!

The MC’s had a short talk about the relation between Korea and Germany, which was followed by a beautiful performance from Park Chanyeol (EXO). He played the song ‘Wind of Change’ by the Scorpions, while playing the guitar. In the background, they showed footage of the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. It was definitely a very emotional and meaningful stage and it wasn’t a surprise he got a very loud applause and fans chanting his name as it ended.

 

It was time for a little break, so they did a quiz with the audience where you could vote TRUE or FALSE, as they asked questions about the performing artists. It was a nice break, before the next artists would perform; WANNA ONE

They kicked off with their song ‘Boomerang’ and fans screamed their lungs out when the boys came on stage. Followed by ‘Energetic’, ‘Light’, ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Burn it up’, the band showed amazing choreography and vocal talent!

The next break featured Stray Kids doing a cover of ‘Happy Song’ by Boney M. A song that was, according to the MC’s, a hit in both Germany and Korea. The next song featured Daniel on the piano and the members of (G)-idle performing ‘Sunny’, also by Boney M.

Taemin was the next performer, who started off with Move and followed by ‘Press your number’. In the short ment after these songs, there was a small surprise from SHINee’s vocalist, as he introduced two other members; Minho and Key, who were sad they couldn’t be there as a group. But the biggest surprise was when they joined Taemin with the song “I want you”. The last two songs were ‘Hypnosis’ and ‘Danger’, loudly sang along by the fans. Hopefully after this performance, SHINee will come to Europe one day!

 

 

In the next break, the MC’s introduced ‘Random Play Dance’, which has been very popular in the Kpop community and the fans definitely showed that! They played short bits of songs such as Bboom Bboom, Likey, Fire. It was amazing to see the whole crowd get up and dance!
There was a surprise message from BTS, who couldn’t be there (but have an upcoming tour in Europe!) where they introduced ‘Kpop AUTOBAHN’. Members of Stray Kids did a cover of BTS’ DNA and Got7’s Hard Carry. Even MC Somi joined in with a cover of Gashina (Sunmi) and Rollercoaster (Chung Ha) and the boys from Wanna One ended with their cover of BANG BANG BANG (BigBang) and Pick Me (Produce 101)

It was time for the last act, and there was only one band left to perform. EXO! It seemed that a lot of EXO-L came today, because the cheering reached it’s loudest point of the evening.

EXO started off with ‘The Eve’, followed by ‘Kokobop’ from their last album. They had a short ment where they talked about how honoured and happy they were to be at Music Bank and continued with ‘Boomerang’ and ‘What u do’. For their second ment, EXO members had prepared something special for the fans, which was called ‘EXO FOR YOU’. Baekhyun sang a piece of ‘Young’ and fans had the opportunity to take a picture during ‘photo time’. Fans also sang happy birthday to Chen, as his birthday was coming up. They ended their set with ‘Power’.

By now, it was time to say goodbye and all the bands and MC’s made their way onto the stage. They wrapped up with a song, which is considered one of the biggest Kpop hits; PSY’s Gangnam Style. It seemed like all of them had a lot of fun being on the same stage, singing and dancing along and greeting fans as this was the last stage. Everything comes to an end and so did Music Bank. It was definitely a memorable night with amazing acts and great entertainment overall. Let’s hope the bands and Music Bank will return for another concert!

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