KPOP NOW – Speech of people with bad social skills


Let’s say I’m preparing for exams to become a public servant. You could tell me, “How’s your studying going? You’re working hard.” But those with bad social skills would say, “I heard that there are a lot of applicants for public servant exams and it’s really competitive…” and that’s it. I could only think, “So what? Are they trying to comfort me or are they being sarcastic?” Like I said, they could just ask me about the studying and tell me to work hard. But they say weird things.

Another example would be that I’m staying up all night to study for the exams. You could tell me, “Work hard, good luck.” Instead, socially-inept people would say, “Hahaha, my friends end up falling asleep though…” I don’t know what they want when they could just tell me to drink coffee and not work too hard but instead tell me that their friends fall asleep.

When you speak, please make it precise, short, and accurate for the other person. You say things that makes the other person confused. Make the meaning clear so that the person can understand whether you’re cheering, worrying, or looking out for you.

Pann: Speech of people with bad social skills

1. [+99, -2] I really agree… I can’t understand whether they’re being sarcastic or not, it’s frustrating. There’s so many people like this, especially men.

2. [+80, -4] Those who make everything about themselves. “I ate pork cutlet!” “I also ate it a few days ago. I wanna travel.” “I’m traveling next week!” There’s always these people who only want to talk about themselves. They look socially-lacking and stupid.

3. [+61, -1] My ex-friend used to do this. I told them I was preparing to become a public servant and they said, “You better pass at once ㅋㅋㅋㅋ” When I told them I was preparing for something else, they said, “I think that job will be gone like the fare collector.” Rather than lacking social skills, I think it’s about having a negative mindset.

4. [+26, -0] There’s a lot of women like this, too. I would listen to 100 concerns of hers and be empathetic. When I finally tell her my one concern, she would answer, “Hm… I don’t think so…” That’s the end of the conversation. It’s like the part of empathy in their brain is broken.

5. [+26, -43] But those topics do make me say “so what?” For example,

“I’m preparing for exams to become a public servant.” “So what?”

“I have to stay up all night for the exams.” “So what?”

These are things that the other person don’t have much to answer to. It’s hypocritical to expect empathetic answers.

6. [+24, -0] If these things make you say “so what”, you could also say everything people say can be answered with “so what”. If you want to talk to someone, it’s a right manner to make your answer according to what the other person is saying. Who would want to talk to you if your answer to them is “so what”? If you ask your friend “The weather’s great, isn’t it?” and they say, “Duh, the sun is up. Of course the weather’s good.” You wouldn’t want to talk to them again.

7. [+14, -0] I don’t intend it but I also say things like that… This is why I get cut off…

8. [+11, -0] Those with bad social skills seem to be negative about everything. The problem is that they don’t seem to know what’s wrong with them and call the others weird. They don’t realize that they’re the weird ones ㅋㅋ

9. [+11, -0] It’s Kian 84 ㅋㅋ



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KPOP NOW – Profiles of Woollim’s girl group ‘Rocket Punch’


Kim Yeonhee

Born on Dec 6, 2000

161cm, blood type B

Hobbies: Sudoku, watching concert videos

Talents: Cham cham cham game, skating

Kim Sohee

Born on Aug 14, 2003

161cm, blood type A

Hobbies: Watching Youtube, listening to music

Talents: Japanese fencing, mimicry

Kim Sooyoon

Born on Mar 17, 2001

169cm, blood type A

Hobbies: Coloring book, photography

Talents: Standing long jump

Seo Yoonkyung

Born on Nov 1, 2001

161cm, blood type O

Hobbies: Watching beauty-related videos

Talents: Eating lemons quickly, not blinking

Takahashi Juri

Born on Oct 3, 1997

160cm, blood type A

Hobbies: Watching movies, listening to band music

Talents: Winking quickly, sexy-cutie facial expressions

Jung Dahyun

Born on Apr 29, 2005

160cm, blood type A

Hobbies: Watching mukbang, cleaning her room, tangerine peel art

Talents: Speaks Chinese, Rock Paper Scissors, knows capital cities well

Pann: Profiles of Woollim’s girl group



1. [+133, -2] They seem perfect except the group name ㅋㅋㅋ What the hell is Rocket Punch, seriously Woollim…


2. [+92, -1] Might as well be Nyang Nyang Punch…


3. [+72, -1] Wow, even a 05’er is debuting… Time flies…


4. [+31, -3] Can they just take care of Lovelyz instead…


5. [+30, -0] The teaser and the group name don’t match at all.


6. [+23, -2] Lovelyz is definitely the pretty one.


7. [+20, -0] I wonder why Woollim doesn’t use Radiance.


8. [+17, -12] Can’t believe they’re debuting a right-wing-dol.


9. [+14, -0] The group name sounds hyper like Cherry Bullet but the concept is Lovelyz.


10. [+13, -0] So a 05’er is younger than Jang Won Young? It was shocking enough that Jang Won Young was debuting but now it’s a 05’er, daebak.



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KPOP NOW – Netizens discuss the culture of avoiding back seats a.k.a “head seats”


Netizens discuss the culture of avoiding back seats a.k.a “head seats” – K-POP, K-FANS

Netizens discuss the culture of avoiding back seats a.k.a “head seats”

Pann: A basic manner that a lot of people aren’t aware of


(In Korea, back seats in cars are seen as “head seats”. So only old people or superior people can sit in the back seats. For example, if you’re driving for a senior, the senior can sit in the back. Or if you’re a taxi driver, the customers can sit in the back.)


1. [+287, -137] When your co-worker is giving you a ride and he’s a married man, don’t you usually avoid sitting next to him? I don’t think his wife will like it.


2. [+276, -261] I don’t feel comfortable when someone not close to me sits in the passenger seat. I just want them to sit in the back. It can’t be called a basic manner when the preferences are divided like this.


3. [+274, -49] The back seats are head seats ㅠㅠ It’s a basic manner in real life.


4. [+186, -79] I personally don’t understand why manners like this exist.


5. [+153, -23] It feels like an old-mindset that became a manner.


6. [+120, -9] Shut up, everybody. Just open the door of the passenger seat and ask the driver if you should sit there. The back seats are indeed head seats and old people are really sensitive about it. I’m giving you realistic advice so you won’t be called rude in social settings.


7. [+82, -16] People don’t really know if they don’t own a car. How would you know unless you’ve given a ride for someone?


8. [+81, -38] Default is the passenger seat and the back seats are optional. This is something that’s taught as a basic manner in major companies. Stop coming up with excuses, just do the basics. Just how many ignorant people are out there that the major companies are teaching this to their new workers?


9. [+76, -8] I’m 26 and I didn’t know this was a basic manner. I’ve always sat in the back because the driver had stuff on the passenger seat and I didn’t want them to feel uncomfortable. One day, I gave a ride to someone. I told them to sit in the back and they were really apologetic to be sitting in head seats. I don’t mind whether they sit in the front or the back, so I remember being confused. I try to avoid riding on someone’s car because I can’t decide whether to sit in the passenger seat or the back.


10. [+72, -12] I prefer them to sit in the back if they’re not close to me… I feel awkward if they sit in the front. And if my boyfriend gives a ride to a woman, I’d want her to sit in the back because the passenger seat is mine.


11. [+70, -34] Sitting in the passenger seat is the default unless the driver tells you to sit in the back. I didn’t know people weren’t aware of this manner until I read the comments…


12. [+68, -1] A lot of people don’t know the manner, don’t be too upset~

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KPOP NOW – NCT Dream Jaemin says he drinks Americano with 8 shots


NCT Dream Jaemin says he drinks Americano with 8 shots – K-POP, K-FANS

NCT Dream Jaemin says he drinks Americano with 8 shots



Article: ‘Idol Room’ NCT Dream Jaemin reveals his surprising eating habits, “I drink Americano with 8 shots”


Source: TV Daily via Nate


Jaemin: “There no middle when it comes to eating. When I eat ramen, I put a bunch of cilantro. When I eat sweet potato wedges, I literally pour sugar on it. Drinking Americano with 8 shots wakes me up completely. This is just enough. I drink bubble tea with 100% of sweetness”
Jeno: “Jaemin puts sugar cubes beside his bed and eats them like a snack.”





1. [+242, -2] He doesn’t realize what he’s doing because he’s young…


2. [+170, -2] That’s too much. Doing enough is good for everything.


3. [+115, -0] It’ll damage his body as he ages… He should be careful.


4. [+14, -0] That’s like drinking espresso in a huge cup, hul.


5. [+14, -0] He’s young now but he’ll feel it as he ages. And then he’ll regret it.


6. [+13, -0] Normally, iced Americano has 2 shots. Even 3~4 shots are strong. Yet he takes 8 shots…


7. [+12, -6] 8 shots. 100% sweetness for bubble tea. Cilantro-filled ramen. Really salty food. He’s daebak. He must have a dull tongue but it seems like his body is able to digest them well because he’s young ㅋㅋ


8. [+10, -1] He must have a really dull tongue.


9. [+10, -0] It’ll damage his stomach.


10. [+10, -1] They said the cafe workers get surprised every time he orders.

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KPOP NOW – Sam Okyere reveals he obtained Korean permanent residence


Sam Okyere reveals he obtained Korean permanent residence – K-POP, K-FANS

Sam Okyere reveals he obtained Korean permanent residence



Article: ‘Hello Counsellor’ Sam Okyere, “I obtained Korean permanent residence recently… Korean to the bone”


Source: Sports Seoul via Nate


1. [+2116, -26] He’s a Ghanaian who says Dokdo is a Korean island.


2. [+1972, -56] Sam Okyere is funny and likeable. A lot of foreigners who become popular in Korean entertainment end up going back to their own countries. I hope it’s not just his broadcast image.


3. [+1798, -79] He’s much better than the Chinese celebrities like Lai Kuan Lin who come to Korea only to dip out later.


4. [+126, -1] He did a lot to change the prejudice against black people in Korea. It’s not like people stare at black people because they want to be racist. It’s because they’ve rarely seen black people. But because of Okyere, people learned that black people are just as ordinary and became more comfortable with black people.


5. [+124, -2] I still hope he goes back to Ghana and becomes the president.


6. [+100, -2] He goes to the Korean Folk Village and says it’s our ancestors. Permanent residence is no big deal ㅋㅋㅋ


7. [+59, -0] I don’t think he’ll become a naturalized citizen. He’ll just keep the permanent residence. I hope he does well and becomes the Ghanaian president.


8. [+53, -2] It was so funny when the question was “Which country won the war in 1592?” and Sam answered, “our country did” ㅋㅋㅋ

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KPOP NOW – Sung Hoon’s reps apologize for illegal parking, Pann OP refutes the agency’s claims


Article: Sung Hoon, controversial for illegal parking… Manager & agency, “We will change the car, we’re sincerely sorry” [official statement]

Source: My Daily via Nate



1. [+4646, -85] There was no contact info on the van. His agency didn’t even pick up the phone. They would’ve never apologized if the Pann post didn’t go viral.


2. [+4292, -93] Does he think being a celebrity makes him superior? If the van takes too much space, they could’ve found a space that fits the van and walk up to the spot. Why do they have to pick him up right in front of the apartment? It’ll only be a few steps. Please be careful. Nothing frustrates the drivers more than illegally-parked cars.


3. [+3271, -71] They apologize right after the OP’s post?


4. [+418, -9] Why does everyone who Live Alone seem to be troublesome ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ


5. [+413, -7] I read the Pann post and the van wasn’t temporarily parked. The residents were filing complaints because the van was there all the time. And they said they saw Sung Hoon driving the van himself and getting off.


6. [+411, -9] This isn’t a quick apology though? He has been riding on the van for a while, which means the residents have been complaining for a long time. They’re now trying to resolve it because it’s on the Internet.


7. [+334, -5] They said the van was there all the time ㅋㅋㅋ


8. [+324, -31] Of course, a celebrity is a celebrity. I used to like Sung Hoon, I’m disappointed. I thought he had a good character but it turns out to be fake.





Article: Sung Hoon’s agency president, “We apologize for the inconvenience, but we did not do illegal parking constantly”


Source: OSEN via Nate


1. [+740, -14] The Pann OP said they did illegal parking constantly, that’s why the residents have been filing complaints. The agency should clarify the complaints or sue the OP if it’s false.


2. [+575, -69] Instead of having the president and manager clarifying it, Sung Hoon himself needs to apologize to the residents.


3. [+543, -10] Celebrities needs to be careful about their behavior.


4. [+91, -7] I still remember him acting arrogantly when I saw him in real life. And it wouldn’t even be enough if the president said sorry, but he’s making it worse by saying “it wasn’t done constantly”, “there was a phone number”. So they’re saying the OP lied? I don’t think so.


5. [+90, -0] You idiot, just say sorry instead of coming up with excuses. Why does it matter whether it was constant or not?


6. [+82, -2] Once again, they’re trying to make excuses instead of admitting it straight. The public will find out whether the illegal parking was constant or not. We’ll go until the end.





PannA celebrity parks illegally all the time, so upsetting (+edited)


I read the manager’s apologizing comment and the official statement from his agency. I got the director’s phone number so I called him, but he was away. I also replied to the manager’s comment but didn’t get a response back. So I’m going to add here instead.


The problem of illegal parking will be resolved, but because of the excuses you came up with, I became a liar who is bashing a celebrity for no reason.


To summarize the official statement:
1) Illegal parking wasn’t done constantly.
2) The van was parked for 30min~an hour.
3) There was a phone number in the van.
4) There’s no public parking lot.


Let me refute the points:
1) It wasn’t done constantly? Your van was there for 5 days out of 7 days in a week. That’s not constant? I didn’t see the van on the weekends because I’m not at home on those days, but I see the van on most weekdays. That’s not constant?
2) 30min~an hour is “temporary”? That’s a plenty of time to park and eat. I think temporary means less than 10 minutes. I’m sure there have been times when you parked temporarily but that’s still considered illegal parking and I’ve seen the van parked there for hours so many times.
3) There was definitely no phone number in the van. If there was, it means people from the outside can’t see it because the windows of the van have a very dark shade. I even tried to contact the agency, do you think I didn’t investigate the van properly?
4) There’s no public parking lot. However, there’s a private parking lot nearby. The hotel right beside the apartment also rents out their parking lot. The private parking lot is just 20 meters away from the actor’s apartment. They even have an LED sign to operate. You can also park at a restaurant nearby. Whether you choose to use the public parking lot or the private parking lot, you have to pay regardless. I’m sure you could’ve used the private parking lot.



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KPOP NOW – Pann OP claims that an actor parks illegally in front of his apartment all the time


Pann: A celebrity parks illegally all the time, so upsetting


There’s an actor who lives in the apartment next to mine. He just started to become popular from a variety show. He rides a van. There’s a parking lot with lots of spaces but he parks right in front of the apartment all the time so that he can ride easily. Because of that, we hear drivers honking angrily and almost get into car accidents. I tried to leave a message but there’s no phone number on the car. I called his agency but they don’t pick up the phone. Maybe I’ll post on his DC Gallery. Or I should report to the news or reveal his name here. It’s so frustrating. This is the proof picture, I covered the plate number.


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1. [+93, -0] It’s the same type and same color of the van from I Live Alone. And if he’s an actor who just started to become popular from a variety show, I can’t think of anyone else besides the actor on I Live Alone.

2. [+81, -2] I can tell who this is. If it were me, I would leave a memo that says, “Do you realize that your illegal parking is almost causing accidents? There are many complaints about it. Being a celebrity doesn’t make you any special. What are the residents supposed to do when you don’t even leave your manager’s phone number? I’m leaving this memo because I couldn’t even contact your agency. If this happens one more time, I’ll publicize it on the Internet or by journalists. Just like how you were picking up the garbage in front of cameras, please have some basic manners in real life, too.”

3. [+76, -3] If he’s indeed the actor from I Live Alone, I’ve always disliked him because I could see that he was trying to look cool and cared about his image so much. He looks fake.

4. [+59, -6] Honestly, I found Sung Hoon likeable when he was on I Live Alone with his personal trainer and doing triathlon. But as time passed, I could see that he was acting fake. His vibes changed and his modest attitude seemed to be disappearing. His fans will call it a hateful comment but it’s my opinion.

5. [+58, -1] I’m not joking. You should reveal his name and make it controversial to make him apologize and wake up. Seeing how he’s doing this when he’s just starting to rise, I can tell his character. He won’t last long.

6. [+49, -11] Do the celebrities drive their vans, though? Isn’t it the managers who do it?

7. [+47, -2] If this is indeed Sung Hoon, does he even have a good image to begin with? When Sung Hoon went to a convenience store after exercising on I Live Alone, the ajumma asked him if he just came from exercising. He then said randomly, “I went to see my grandmother” and left without looking at her. I found his personality questionable. If he meant it to be funny, it wasn’t funny at all.

8. [+37, -5] Once the empty-headed celebrities taste money, they go blind.

9. [+36, -0] Hul… Well, a lot of celebrities have a different image in reality.

10. [+32, -4] If it’s indeed the celebrity that everyone’s talking about, I’ve always disliked him. I really don’t like the vibes from his eyes. I can’t describe it in words but they look dark and cold? It’s my personal thoughts. He’s becoming popular these days but I don’t know why. How is he rising from a variety show when he’s not even funny?



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KPOP NOW – Current Melon chart with “dry” songs instead of summer-vibe songs


Current Melon chart with “dry” songs instead of summer-vibe songs – K-POP, K-FANS

Current Melon chart with “dry” songs instead of summer-vibe songs



1) Thank You for Goodbye – Ben
2) Drunk on Love – Jang Hye Jin, Yoon Min Soo of Vibe
3) Your Regards – Song Ha Yea
4) You&I – Melomance
5) Phocha – Inwook Hwang
6) We Don’t Talk Together – Heize
7) If There Was Practice in Love – Lim Jae Hyun
8) To You My Light – Maktub
9) To Be Honest – Kim Na Young
10) Speechless – Naomi Scott


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Instiz: Current Melon chart that makes this summer even hotter


– Ugh, this is some winter emotions


– Hate sajaegi


– I expected to see Chungha or Red Velvet


– It’s because the machines are listening to the ballads


– Can people stop breaking up? It’s hot enough already and the songs are so autumn.


– Seriously. This summer doesn’t seem to have any refreshing song… The song titles make me sweat ㅋㅋㅋ


– Sistar used to take over the summer ㅠㅠ I miss them

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KPOP NOW – Characteristics of a poor family in Korean dramas


Characteristics of a poor family in Korean dramas – K-POP, K-FANS

Characteristics of a poor family in Korean dramas



– Big family with grandparents
– Lives in a house with a backyard in Seoul
– Self-employed
– Every family member has the newest cellphone





Pann: Characteristics of a poor family in Korean dramas


1. [+139, -0] One of the kids works in a professional field.


2. [+116, -0] They’re poor but their outfits change all the time.


3. [+100, -0] Daughter of a poor family falls in love with a son of a rich family ㅋㅋㅋㅋ


4. [+66, -0] They’re poor but they have a lot of side dishes. When they’re finished eating, they bring fruits for dessert and have a chat. The morning is a busy time but they take time to eat and talk.


5. [+45, -0] One of their kids turns out to be a non-legitimate child.


6. [+36, -0] Kim Goeun in Goblin wore several wool coats, too ㅋㅋ


7. [+34, -0] The kids have separate rooms.


8. [+27, -0] They eat together everyday and have a load of side dishes.


9. [+25, -0] They’re poor but they go to a snack cart everyday.


10. [+22, -0] Why do the dramas portray that as poor? That’s not a poor condition at all. A family is considered poor if they’re just a little below chaebol?


11. [+20, -0] Wearing full-makeup and a clean outfit all the time. Their house might be small but they have a bed, a shelf, and everything.


12. [+17, -0] A poor family’s house always has a backyard. How can you have a backyard when you’re poor? The writer is an idiot.

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KPOP NOW – Skirt covers on desks – K-POP, K-FANS


Skirt covers on desks – K-POP, K-FANS

Skirt covers on desks



Pann: Skirt covers on desks


1. [+223, -15] Just let them wear pants.


2. [+118, -28] Don’t you have a choice to wear uniform pants, though?
– [+27, -0] My school doesn’t allow it. Girls’ high schools don’t even make pants for uniforms.
– [+26, -0] My school doesn’t allow it unless you have a special circumstance like having a big scar on your thigh. If you wear uniform pants without a reason, you get points deducted.


3. [+87, -14] It looks stuffy.


4. [+56, -2] As a teacher, I think it’s a great idea. Most schools have uniform pants but girls don’t find pants pretty so they don’t wear them. These days, even if a female teacher makes a student wear their uniforms correctly, it could be seen as sexual harassment. It’s an item where both sides can avoid being uncomfortable. Special classes have desks with plastic attached in front. Why not do the same thing to regular desks?


5. [+41, -12] To those who are saying it’s because the skirts are too short… Try wearing a skirt and sitting on a chair for the whole day. Unless the skirt comes down to your knees, it rolls up when you sit. And you end up spreading your legs naturally after a while. Imagine sitting like that for the whole day, ugh.


6. [+40, -76] It’s because the students shorten their skirts too much, tsk tsk. The original uniforms are long, I don’t understand why they criticize the uniforms.


7. [+38, -11] Why criticize the students for a piece of cloth on a desk? They’re at the age to find skirts prettier. Of course they’ll wear skirts. And as they sit, the teacher can see through from the front, which is why the covers are there. How negative do you have to be, tsk tsk.


8. [+30, -3] This will be so much more comfortable to spread your legs ㅋㅋㅋㅋ


9. [+27, -1] I’m sure it’s for the students, but I think it’s also good for the teacher. When I used to work at an academy, I saw a lot of girls who spread their legs intentionally in front of a male teacher. I understand that they’re going through puberty but it was embarrassing.


10. [+20, -1] The covers are so comfortable, why do people criticize it? Universities have those desks, too. It’ll be especially good for students wearing uniforms.

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