KTOWN Night Market - April 18 & 19 (by KTOWN Night Market)

Half of us lives in Koreatown Los Angeles, so this is something that’s pretty exciting to happen in the area. Admission is FREE. 

KCON 2014 will return to Downtown Los Angeles this year on August 9th and 10th.  (Venue to be announced at a later date).

Last year at KCON 2013, G-DragonMissy Elliott, EXO, f(x) Teen Top, Dynamic Duo, 2AM and more tore the roof off a star-studded concert that capped off the two day Hallyu fan convention, which drew over 20,000 attendees.

KCON 2014 is set to be even bigger than last year, bringing the fans even more stars, more panels, and more hi-touches! – more of everything that makes KCON the largest fan convention in North America for Korean pop culture and the yearly epicenter for All Things Hallyu.

Stay tuned with us on our event page as more info is announced!

Keep up with KCON on their SNS outlets!
Facebook (facebook.com/kconusa)
Twitter (@kconusa)
Instagram (@kconusa)
Tumblr (blog.kconusa.com)


"Working-class people care more about their friends, families and communities – they’re just ­fundamentally nicer… Feminists have long since pointed out that those on the bottom of any unequal social arrangement tend to think about, and therefore care about, those on top more than those on top think about, or care about, them. Women everywhere tend to think and know more about men’s lives than men do about women, just as black people know more about white people’s, employees about employers’, and the poor about the rich.
And humans being the empathetic creatures that they are, knowledge leads to compassion. The rich and powerful, meanwhile, can remain oblivious and uncaring, because they can afford to. Numerous psychological studies have recently confirmed this. Those born to working-class families invariably score far better at tests of gauging others’ feelings than scions of the rich, or professional classes. In a way it’s hardly surprising. After all, this is what being “powerful” is largely about: not having to pay a lot of attention to what those around one are thinking and feeling. The powerful employ others to do that for them.
And who do they employ? Mainly children of the working classes.”
— Caring too much. That’s the curse of the working classes | The Guardian | (Photo Credit: Matt Kenyon)

A curse and a blessing. 

"Working-class people care more about their friends, families and communities – they’re just ­fundamentally nicer… Feminists have long since pointed out that those on the bottom of any unequal social arrangement tend to think about, and therefore care about, those on top more than those on top think about, or care about, them. Women everywhere tend to think and know more about men’s lives than men do about women, just as black people know more about white people’s, employees about employers’, and the poor about the rich.

And humans being the empathetic creatures that they are, knowledge leads to compassion. The rich and powerful, meanwhile, can remain oblivious and uncaring, because they can afford to. Numerous psychological studies have recently confirmed this. Those born to working-class families invariably score far better at tests of gauging others’ feelings than scions of the rich, or professional classes. In a way it’s hardly surprising. After all, this is what being “powerful” is largely about: not having to pay a lot of attention to what those around one are thinking and feeling. The powerful employ others to do that for them.

And who do they employ? Mainly children of the working classes.”

— Caring too much. That’s the curse of the working classes | The Guardian | (Photo Credit: Matt Kenyon)

A curse and a blessing. 

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Our KPOPCON 2014 post is up!

On March 8th and 9th I had the pleasure to attend KPOPCON 2014, the official 1st K-Pop convention in the USA that’s held annually in Northern California at UC Berkeley. This was my first year attending and I was pleasantly surprised by how much was accomplished with such a small staff of wonderful volunteers.

Full review: http://www.kandykandy.com/2014/03/19/event-kpopcon-2014/

Check out our Flickr for more photos from KPOPCON 2014.

We love this music video from the KPOP trio, Orange Caramel. It’s much like their previous efforts, but we especially love the sushi style. It’s colorful, poppy and fun!

KYARY PAMYU PAMYU IN SAN FRANCISCO

Like most people, my first exposure to Kyary Pamyu Pamyu was when she released “PON PON PON“ in 2011. I was instantly hooked. So I made sure to make an effort to see her when she came out to J-POP Summit in July last year, just to get a glimpse of her performing. She revealed she’d be returning to San Francisco for a full concert in 2014, when tickets when on sale for her Nanda Collection Word Tour I didn’t hesitate to snatch some up!

Full review: http://www.kandykandy.com/2014/03/03/review-kyary-pamyu-pamyu-nanda-collection-sf/

For more Kyary Pamyu Pamyu photos check our Flickr.

Did you miss the premiere of Alpha Girls TV last night? No worries! Mnet America has the first episode online! Sit back, relax and the see these amazingly talented women rock the industry!