Okay enough Fangirl on Recess. I have been holding this in for a long time. I tried to resist it but I can’t. I have said before in one post that I’m not very fond of 2pm (except for a few members) because they’re JYP’s illegitimate children who dresses and sings pervy songs like he does. BUT THAT WAS BEFORE. I was wrong so please pull out your pitchforks and stab me for being such a fail then I can go to one corner and bang my head on the wall.
Triple treat, triple dates!
Ok Taecyeon, Nichkhun Horvejkul and Park Jaebeom
WARNING: From this point onwards I will be using fluent fangirl language — which may cause unintelligible ramblings and gibberish unknown to non-fangirls. Major spazz up ahead.
Yes, they are my latest KPOP obssession since DBSK and T.O.P. of Big Bang! I know I’m a bit late since everyone I know is crushing on these guys but oh wells, I was such an idiot for dissing them in the first place.
But hey, I said I really liked Nichkhun and thought that he’s really cute. I mean, come on. Just look at the boy. (in my K/Jpop girl-boy lookalikes post, see https://floatingstars.wordpress.com/2009/04/05)
These 3 cuties are the fluent English-speaking members of 2pm, because they’re either born or raised in the US. I have to say kudos to JYP for scouting these boys— I mean, what are the odds that you’d see these great finds in the 50-state land of the free? And because they can speak English and other languages (Thai and Chinese for Khun), that means wider reach of fans and more exposure potential in the international scene. JYP, no matter how creepy or dirty-old-man you get, how I love thee.
These guys are 10 out of 10 yo! (Sorry I can’t help it)
THE REAL LOWDOWN: Okay, when they came out with their debut song “10 out of 10,” I couldn’t care less. There were hordes of manufactured boy band armies in the Kpop scene back then (even ’til now) and it was the time when power rookie SHINee came out just after DBSK’s massive comeback. So why should we pay attention to 7 guys who sing about a girl’s sexy lips and butt while doing acrobatics? With their over-the-top costumes, weird hairstyles ranging from 2pm buzz cut, mushroom, mop and bowl cuts, plus constant bopping around, there was just too much happening all at the same time!
JYP even said so himself! The boys still lacked something. Stage presence and charisma, perhaps. If you watch their old performances, you can detect a bit of awkwardness and deer-in-headlights moments. I don’t mean to compare, but unlike SHINee who did the best debut stage/song, even with less training years than their senior SM-ers— vocally and in dancing. But the the pure-and-oh-so-clean SHINee is just… boring. They’re cute and all, but in variety shows they’re too self-conscious and just… too nice. 2pm boys, on the other hand, are more free to be themselves which means— absolute CHAOS. There’s never a dull moment when they’re around [watch 2pm in Idol World and you’ll understand why]. They worked their bums off and came back strong and FIERCER than evarrr.
Their song ‘Again and Again’ is the bomb. At first listen it’s like, Eh. Pretty good. A bit like JYP’s song. But the more you listen to it, you get hooked real bad. Great, foot-tapping beat, easy-to-follow lyrics and hot choreography. Hot dayuuum.
2pm’s loveable puppy: Nichkhun!
God. How do I start describing Khun? I still can’t believe that he comes from this planet. WE’RE NOT WORTHY!!!
Khun is easily becoming 2pm’s mascot. He’s known as the face of the group. Looks wise, he’s kinda like DBSK’s Jaejoong. But with more facial expressions and less stiffness (I still ❤ you JJ!). He’s loved for his many appearances in variety shows, showing his natural goofy, witty self. Pretty darn good for someone who started out not knowing a word of Korean. He was discovered in California when he was watching a Korean showcase in school. In an interview he said he was surprised when the talent scout talked to him in Korean. He does look a bit Korean, especially in 10 out of 10 mv.
He did an impromptu audition in a coffee shop, and from then on, as they say, is history. He’s now Korea’s AND Thailand’s national obssession. You can tell that this guy is really smart. I mean, learning to speak and write a different language, plus adapt to a whole new culture is not a walk in the park. Hard work man, hard work! I love how extremely talented he is. He was a badminton player for 11 years, knows how to play the piano, can sing, dance and is a complete momma’s boy. WHUTTUP.
Khun with his mom and sisters
Why date him? He’s just perfect period. Everyone loves him, even the PDs. Why not? You can bet your life 990997326599712323 to the infinite fangirls will be running after you ready to burn you at the stakes.
LEADER Park Jaebeom!
The first thing I noticed about Jaebeom was that he kinda had this slight resemblance to Miyavi, especially with that hair and manliner. He’s a B-boy dancer from Seattle who tried out for JYP after his mom told him about the auditions. He had no idea what he was in for, but because of his passion for music and dancing he went anyways. Even though he’s full-blooded Korean, he doesn’t speak a word of it. It’s understandable because even if his family speaks the language, when he goes to school and talks to his friends— it’s a whole different environment. He mentioned in an interview that when he first came to Korea, he felt like a complete foreigner, not understanding jokes and missing his family so much— that he cried for 2 weeks! Awww, real men cry after all!
But that was 4 years ago. Now he’s completely fine, and when I say fine, I mean damn fiooonnne. His B-boying and hardcore acrobatics did him pretty good! If Khun is the face of 2pm, this guy is the abs. ROFL sorry that was dumb. I got blinded by his hotness I suddenly turned into a soju-slurring ditz. Anyways, he’s also a rapper and even though Junsu is the lead vocals, Jae sounds great too! He can hit them notes better than his former company-mate Rain who just heaves heavily and calls it singing. Being the oldest (23) he’s the well-loved leader of the group, but with so much fail and adorkable personality sometimes I wonder “Why the hell is this guy the leader again??”
This guy is the leader of adorkableness. His mind is definitely from planet adfadfa. He comes from outer space but with gifts. Even when he came to Korea the same time as Khun, he still makes communication mistakes here and there, most of the time looking absolutely clueless at what’s going on. But he’s always got a quick wit to throw in a funny retort so no one can throw him off guard.
Watch his sexy highness in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9m54x2KV2I
Why date him? Why the hell not???
Lastly, 2pm’s European model: Taecyeon!
Okay, he’s not really European but he gets called that most of the time because of his tall stature, and come on, classic goodlooks. God, what were they feeding him when he was a kid??? Taec was born in Korea but migrated to the US (if I’m not mistaken, Boston) at a very young age and grew up there. He auditioned in New York initially as a model. So that explains why! He can speak Korean fluently and was the resident English interpreter of Khun and Jae. He’s actually very funny. But what amazes me about this guy is how he’s come a long way—when you first look at him you won’t expect him to dance and rap that amazingly. I gotta admit, with more practice, he can rival other boy band’s rappers— I’m looking at YOU G-dragon (dude better get your game on! still ❤ GD!). Not the best in the vocals department, but Taec makes up for it in other aspects. By being a flailing goofball, that is.
Why date him? If you want an awkward, cheesy first meeting but end up having a very sweet encounter, Taec is your knight in bowtie. Plus who can resist those trademark mouse ears and adorable dimples? Why not? You have to fight the whole of 2pm for his affection. The group just clings to him like glue.
More 2pm goodness!
With other 2AM members. I love how naturally close they are. Now that is REAL member ai.
Sexy EXR photoshoot
I really wish that 2pm will make it even bigger. They’ve made it to the top but with much hard work and you can tell that they’re just enjoying themselves. I just hope that when they do, they’d still be reachable and won’t change their ways despite the exhaustion and pressure. Oh, and JYP, please let the boys rest once in a while. The world needs more people like them.
2pm doing the famous crab dance
WHEW. I finally got that out of my system. Sorry for the extensive fangirl talk. I can breathe normally now.
So! Poll Battle Rattle time!
Which one of these boys would you like to take home? Er… I mean if you had one chance to have a one time date with one of them, who would you choose?
As for me, hmmm, I’d like me some Jaebeom!
Jaebeom phone home!
P.S. For a pimp post on the rest of 2pm members, go to http://essyllus.livejournal.com/169964.html, she did a great job compiling their fabulousness.
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