1. Restaurant: Ramen Brothers
  2. Interview: G.L.A.M.S
  3. Social Media: TikTok
  4. Concert review: GLAMS at Dolhuis Dordrecht
  5. Concert review: LOVEBITES at Patronaat
  6. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  7. Empress Wu
  8. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  9. Review: Hallyucon
  10. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  11. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  12. Interview: LOVEBITES
  13. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  14. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  15. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  16. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  17. Drama: Meteor Garden
  18. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  19. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  20. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  21. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  22. Moon festival
  23. Band: LOVEBITES
  24. Chinese Traditional clothing
  25. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  26. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  27. Review: Wish
  28. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  29. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  30. Book: The White Book
  31. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  32. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  33. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  34. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  35. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  36. Artist: Hanggai
  37. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  38. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  39. Produce 101 China
  40. Crossfaith (interview)
  41. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  42. Food: Ramen
  43. Artist: Jackson Wang
  44. Special: BTSXARMY
  45. SPECIAL: BTS
  46. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  47. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  48. 10 years of SHINee
  49. Drama review: Erased
  50. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  51. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  52. Artist: Miyavi
  53. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  54. 10 Korean Proverbs
  55. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  56. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  57. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  58. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  59. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  60. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  61. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  62. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  63. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  64. Religion in Japan
  65. C-Pop
  66. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  67. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  68. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  69. Boygroup: GOT7
  70. Artist: BABYMETAL
  71. Online shopping in China
  72. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  73. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  74. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  75. Boygroup: Day6
  76. Drama Review: Last Friend
  77. Valentine’s day in China
  78. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  79. Valentine’s day in Korea
  80. Valentine’s day in Japan
  81. Terracotta Army
  82. Beauty in Korea
  83. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  84. Chinese New Year
  85. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  86. Review: Snackfever subscription
  87. Cat Cafe
  88. Religion in China
  89. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  90. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  91. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  92. Review: Kaomoji
  93. Chopsticks
  94. Drama Review: Save Me
  95. LGBT in Japan
  96. Artist: Zhao Lei
  97. The power of BB Cream
  98. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  99. LGBT in China
  100. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  101. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  102. Rental bikes
  103. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  104. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  105. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  106. The Three Sovereigns
  107. LGTB in South Korea
  108. Japanese street food
  109. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  110. Mumun Pottery
  111. Boygroup: SF9
  112. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  113. Izanagi & Izanami
  114. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  115. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  116. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  117. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  118. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  119. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  120. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  121. Halloween in Japan
  122. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  123. Halloween in China
  124. Halloween in Korea
  125. Social Media in China? No!
  126. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  127. Camera Japan Festival
  128. Movie Review: Noise
  129. Heungbu and Nolbu
  130. Konpeitō
  131. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  132. Chinese Street Food
  133. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  134. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  135. Jeulmun Pottery
  136. Boyband: NEWS
  137. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  138. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  139. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  140. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  141. Review: Hite
  142. The Rising Sun Flag
  143. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  144. Drama review: Hwarang
  145. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
Monday, December 17, 2018
  1. Restaurant: Ramen Brothers
  2. Interview: G.L.A.M.S
  3. Social Media: TikTok
  4. Concert review: GLAMS at Dolhuis Dordrecht
  5. Concert review: LOVEBITES at Patronaat
  6. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  7. Empress Wu
  8. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  9. Review: Hallyucon
  10. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  11. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  12. Interview: LOVEBITES
  13. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  14. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  15. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  16. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  17. Drama: Meteor Garden
  18. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  19. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  20. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  21. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  22. Moon festival
  23. Band: LOVEBITES
  24. Chinese Traditional clothing
  25. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  26. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  27. Review: Wish
  28. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  29. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  30. Book: The White Book
  31. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  32. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  33. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  34. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  35. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  36. Artist: Hanggai
  37. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  38. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  39. Produce 101 China
  40. Crossfaith (interview)
  41. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  42. Food: Ramen
  43. Artist: Jackson Wang
  44. Special: BTSXARMY
  45. SPECIAL: BTS
  46. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  47. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  48. 10 years of SHINee
  49. Drama review: Erased
  50. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  51. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  52. Artist: Miyavi
  53. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  54. 10 Korean Proverbs
  55. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  56. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  57. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  58. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  59. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  60. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  61. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  62. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  63. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  64. Religion in Japan
  65. C-Pop
  66. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  67. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  68. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  69. Boygroup: GOT7
  70. Artist: BABYMETAL
  71. Online shopping in China
  72. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  73. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  74. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  75. Boygroup: Day6
  76. Drama Review: Last Friend
  77. Valentine’s day in China
  78. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  79. Valentine’s day in Korea
  80. Valentine’s day in Japan
  81. Terracotta Army
  82. Beauty in Korea
  83. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  84. Chinese New Year
  85. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  86. Review: Snackfever subscription
  87. Cat Cafe
  88. Religion in China
  89. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  90. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  91. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  92. Review: Kaomoji
  93. Chopsticks
  94. Drama Review: Save Me
  95. LGBT in Japan
  96. Artist: Zhao Lei
  97. The power of BB Cream
  98. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  99. LGBT in China
  100. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  101. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  102. Rental bikes
  103. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  104. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  105. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  106. The Three Sovereigns
  107. LGTB in South Korea
  108. Japanese street food
  109. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  110. Mumun Pottery
  111. Boygroup: SF9
  112. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  113. Izanagi & Izanami
  114. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  115. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  116. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  117. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  118. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  119. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  120. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  121. Halloween in Japan
  122. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  123. Halloween in China
  124. Halloween in Korea
  125. Social Media in China? No!
  126. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  127. Camera Japan Festival
  128. Movie Review: Noise
  129. Heungbu and Nolbu
  130. Konpeitō
  131. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  132. Chinese Street Food
  133. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  134. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  135. Jeulmun Pottery
  136. Boyband: NEWS
  137. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  138. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  139. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  140. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  141. Review: Hite
  142. The Rising Sun Flag
  143. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  144. Drama review: Hwarang
  145. 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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