Future Updates

For your reference, here are some things we plan to work on in the future. We’re still currently undergoing an all-over site maintenance, so please bare with us as we moderate and refresh profiles.

  1. Update “5Dolls Profile”
  2. Update Teen Top photos
  3. Update “Tahiti Profile”
  4. Update “U-Kiss Profile”
  5. Update “Piggy Dolls Profile”
  6. Update “ChoColat Profile”
  7. Update “T-ara Profile”
  8. Add trivia facts to “Block B Profile”

These are at the top of our “must-do” list right now. Either we plan to interchange older photos for newer, more recent ones, or there have been member changes, or it is a combination of both. We’ll also try to add trivia facts to them in the meanwhile.

Okay Mandu-ers. We’ll keep you posted! Check back for more, and as always, thanks for taking the time to visit our site.

- SuMandu Team <3

[UPDATE] Updated “Birth Year Liners of Idols” Page + Updated Profiles & MORE!!

Helllllllllllllooooooo one and all. Thanks for taking the time to visit SuMandu today. We appreciate it.

I figure you came to find out what’s new on the site? Well, let me hinder you no longer. Here’s the break-down for today!

1) I managed to update our “Birth Year Liners of Idols” page. Yes yes, I’ve included Maru from C-Clown under the 97ers, and I also put WINNER in the list, too. Check it out if you want to know who else shares the same birth year as Jinwoo! Or Mino! Or Taehyun!

Birth Year Liners of Idols: http://sumandu.wordpress.com/more-k-pop-information/idols-birth-year-liner/

2) I was looking through some comments and saw someone complaining that Girls’ Day now has four members because Ji Hae left, and I was all like “Wait, our Girls’ Day profile isn’t up-to-date?!?!?!?!?!” So yeah, knowing me, I had to scramble over there to update the darn thing. Now Ji Hae is -sniff sniff- listed as a former member. But hey! On the bright side, I updated the pictures while I was at it! Now we have prettier pictures to look at of Minah and the rest of them… (this totally doesn’t help, I know). Come check out our Girls’ Day profile merely to see the shiny, pretty pictures. LOL.

Girls’ Day Profile: http://sumandu.wordpress.com/kpop-profiles/girl-groups/girls-day-profile/

3) So after seeing the previous comment about Girls’ Day having four members now and blah blah blah, I scrolled down further and saw yet again another person complaining that our Nine Muses profile needed updating too. I was like “I JUST UPDATED THIS PROFILE THREE WEEKS AGO WHAT THE HECK”. So I went over to check out their profile and realized that omg I’m stupid. I updated it, but I didn’t update it. Ya feel me? Well anyways, I assure you that NOW our Nine Muses Profile is really up-to-date. Can I just say, though, that companies really should think twice when naming a group after how many members are in it, because it’s just so awkward when a member leaves. I mean, Nine Muses has six members? LOL UM. If Got7 ever loses a member (which I swear to God I hope it doesn’t happen), then man. But anyways, that’s totally besides the point…come check out our Nine Muses profile to read some interesting and fun facts about them! I made sure to put in a lot of trivia.

Nine Muses (9Muses) Profile: http://sumandu.wordpress.com/kpop-profiles/girl-groups/nine-muses-profile/

4) Also, alongside updating Nine Muses’ profile, I found that their official accounts weren’t included on our “Official Celebrity Accounts page, so I stuck them right in there with no hesitation. Come find their Twitter, me2day, and other accounts here!

Official Celebrity Accounts: http://sumandu.wordpress.com/more-k-pop-information/official-celebrity-accounts/

5) Last, I find it important to let you all know that I’m currently working on our WINNER profile. I’m working hard to make sure that we have an excellent, top-notch quality profile for them — with HD, sparkly pictures included…don’t worry — that’ll be up and ready to go for your viewing pleasure before their debut date (which is August 1st, if you don’t already know). The reason for this is so that you can familiarize yourself beforehand and prep for all the fangirling that is to come. SUMANDU NEEDS TO BE ON TOP OF THE GAME. Alright, so I’ll continue to keep you updated on how our WINNER profile is coming along. Stay posted for when we publish their profile! If you aren’t already, follow us on Twitter to stay realllllly updated. We always update on Twitter first.

Mmmmmmkaaaaay misters and misses. That’s the break-down for today. Come back soon for more! Enjoy the site, and as always, don’t forget to share the K-pop love <3 Good night Mandu-ers!

- Jomarie

VOTING IS OVER! The Next Profiles…

One week after the opening of our voting polls, we are now proud to announce the order in which the next seventeen profiles will be made. Now, also keep in mind that although this IS the final order of which the profiles will be made, if we feel like making a profile for somebody who is not included in this official list, then we may do so at any time. With that said, let’s take a look at how the results came in!

In first place, we have none other than WINNER with 107 votes!!! Not much of a surprise here, eh? We know, we voted for them too…we’re guilty of it. The next sixteen profiles are as follows:

2nd Place: Topp Dogg w/ 87 votes

3rd Place: History w/ 40 votes

4th Place: Kiss&Cry w/ 25 votes

5th Place: Halo w/ 24 votes

6th Place: LU:KAS w/ 19 votes

7th Place: LC9 w/ 18 votes

8th Place: B.I.G w/ 17 votes

9th place: Mamamoo w/ 16 votes

10th Place: AlphaBAT w/ 13 votes

11th Place: G.I. (Global Icon) w/ 9 votes

12th Place: Wonder Boyz w/ 8 votes

13th Place: Ulala Session w/ 7 votes

14th Place: WINGS w/ 5 votes

15th Place: Blady w/ 3 votes

16th Place: Troy w/ 2 vote

Last Place: N.O.M (Nature of Man) w/ 2 votes

[Jomarie's Note] I’m surprised a bit, I must admit. I absolutely love  the company Brand New Music. I think they are a genius record label. They have signed with some serious, legit artists, including Verbal Jint, Miss $, San E, Bumkey, and Swings; and now their new rookie boy group Troy that just debuted this year has some major potential..enough to follow in the footsteps of their sunbaes. Maybe it’s just me though, because I’m a total die-hard rap/R&B fan…and you guys are more into pop. /le sigh But that’s alright! However, I thought WINGS had a reaaally great debut. Their song “Hair Short” is fantabulous, and it showcases their excellent vocal skills. And Wonder Boyz…dude…”Tarzan” is my jaaaaam. But I digress. I can see why N.O.M is last. Ke ke ke ke ke ke ke. We all understand how confusing that group is. Their debut song was one thing, but man that other song (we all know what I’m talking about) was a whole different level of complete, absolute wut. Nuff said.

Now with voting finally out of the way, we can finally get started working on them! Wish us luck, and follow us on Twitter to keep posted on when we’ll publish these profiles. Thanks for participating, and we love you all. <3

- SuMandu Team

[UPDATE] VOTING IS ALMOST OVER (Defunct) + New Profile! + Updated “Official Celebrity Accounts” Page

We have ONE DAY LEFT (Defunct) before the polls close. Vote now to help choose the priority in which these profiles should be made next!

ALSO…I am proud to announce that I have made a new profile for 15&, a young girl duo from JYP Entertainment. They are sooooo incredibly talented and beyond their years. Honestly, I’m very amazed at how gifted these two ladies are, especially at so early a time in their lives. I discovered them through Got7 and fell in complete love with them like that. So much so that I just ran on over here to SuMandu and just had to make them a profile. My only regret is that I hadn’t taken the time before to find out about them earlier. But no worries. I know about them now, and the moment I watched their MVs and saw their appearances on After School Club and Weekly Idol, I was instantly hooked.

What I love about these girls are their – for lack of a better word – “unconventionality”. They are truly different from what I’ve been seeing amongst K-pop girl groups lately (and even a select few soloists). I especially have high hopes for Jimin! I firmly believe she is a catalyst towards changing the “ideal” of what a female K-pop idol should be. She is proud, fierce, and hilarious; and fills any room she walks into with her positive vibe and energy. And omg yes their voices. They are crisper, cleaner, and fresher than a blue sky on a warm, breezy day in the middle of Summer. Their vocal ranges are craaaazy good, and their musicality is so on point. I AM JUST SO HIGHLY ANTICIPATING HOW 15& WILL TURN OUT.

Gosh JYP. Stop wrecking up my bias list, forreal. I am a solid believer of the YG Family, but my faith in JYP Nation is growing too fast, too soon. But will I try to stop it? LOL NO. KEEP IT COMING.

BTW for the record…I ship Yerin & Yugyeom very, very hard…but

CAN JACKSON & JIMIN JUST PLEASE….LIKE…RIGHT NOW…JUST…OMG YES…JACKMIN 4 LYFE. TO INFINITY AND BEYOND…’TIL DEATH DO US PART.

Ok. I’m done.

15& Profile: http://sumandu.wordpress.com/kpop-profiles/duopair/15-profile/

Also, you can find their Instagram and Twitter accounts on here, as well as their other official sites…

Official Celebrity Accounts: http://sumandu.wordpress.com/more-k-pop-information/official-celebrity-accounts/

And if you’re interested in getting to know them better (that is…if you don’t already know them), then come check these videos out! I promise you, you’ll find yourself falling in love with them too (;

So, that’s all for today! I’m signing off for the night. Goodnight all Mandu-ers out there, and don’t forget to always share the K-pop love <3

- Jomarie

Top Ten Thursday (7/10/14)

We’re late on this, and we apologize. BUT, we present to you guys our first ever Top Ten Thursday, where we give up the secrets (not really) to why our ten songs of the week have been so addictive. From K-pop, to K-indie, to J-rock influenced K-pop, to trot, to ballads — and more — we analyze the depth of these songs from a holistic point of view, including their vocal power, their deliverance, their flow, and their overall musicality and presentation.

We wanted to incorporate more substantial posts into the blog, and although thousands upon thousands of other people out there have done the exact same thing as us…we feel that our two cents should be a part of the bigger picture. With that said, we hope you enjoy the short post, and are looking forward to some positive feedback from everyone!


Top Ten Thursday

July 11, 2014

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KEY
Vocal Power & Deliverance = On a scale from 1 to 10; based on the artist’s capabilities to sing the song 

Flow = On a scale from 1 to 5; based on the song’s composition and structure

Musicality & Presentation = On a scale from 1 to 10; based on how captivating the song is and level of impact

NOTE: Ultimately, we rate the songs 1 through 10 by how addicted we are to them

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10) JYJ – Pierrot

Vocal Power & Deliverance = 8; coming from JYJ, we can expect intense vocals, and that anticipation is definitely met here (though not as much as “In Heaven”)

Flow = 4; the song’s structure is slightly awkward (it sounds like half a ballad and half a Cascada song), but it’s completely made up for in the artsy and well-thought out lyrics

Musicality & Presentation = 8; this song is addicting the moment you hear it, and the play on the word “pierrot” in relation to the song’s story makes us want to support JYJ even more

9) Yun Jung – Drawing You

Vocal Power & Deliverance = 8.5; Yun Jung easily demonstrates through “Drawing You” that she has the ability to reach those high notes, and not sound like she’s belching, struggling, or screaming

Flow = 5; for an OST (from Sungkyunkwan Scandal), it’s no surprise that “Drawing You” is nicely composed, and that is showcased through the song’s balance between instrumentals and voice

Musicality & Presentation = 8; although short (it’s about three minutes long), “Drawing You” ignites strong emotions and leaves a lasting impression

8) Eric Nam – Love Song

Vocal Power & Deliverance = 7; it scores low, but don’t get the wrong idea – Eric does have one climactic moment in the song, yet the overall sweet, soft, and sincere vibrato of his voice takes center stage (sometimes, simple is better)

Flow = 5; yeah, this song is perfect composition wise…nothing feels out of place nor weird, and the acoustic vibe stays consistent throughout

Musicality & Presentation = 8; because this song is so romantic, it has a beautiful effect of making the listener feel like they’re floating away to a peaceful island on a sunny day

7) Hong Dae Kwang – Thank You My Love

Vocal Power & Deliverance = 8; Hong Dae Kwang is the male reincarnation of IU with exactly that same level of control that she  has in her theatrical-like voice

Flow = 5; “Thank You My Love” feels like is a Broadway song, and that jazzy, rock-ish instrumental in the background ties everything together

Musicality & Presentation = 8; this song is so catchy and is perfect for that “driving into the Californian sunset in my red hot convertible while wind is blowing in my hair” type of day

6) Yozoh – Day Dream

Vocal Power & Deliverance = 7.5; there’s not really an epiphany-like moment in this song, but Yozoh’s serene voice is just so refreshing that it makes you want to smile like you’re falling in love for the first time

Flow = 5; the minimal use of instruments and the focus on the guitar acts as a unifying agent for the feel of the song

Musicality & Presentation = 8; it may seem a tad bit plain, but that’s exactly why it stands out amongst many other songs of its time – the fact that “Day Dream” is minimalistic uncomplicates things, and it’s a chilling tune that we all need to hear every now and then instead of all that dubstep, techno-filled pop electronica music

5) Michelle Lee – Without You

Vocal Power & Deliverance = 9; Michelle hands-down has great control over her voice, knows her limits, and challenges herself to display her amazing talent through her vocal range (and it shows!)

Flow = 5; the structure of the song is a bit similar to other songs of its type, but that doesn’t mean there’s a problem with it

Musicality & Presentation = 9; especially when paired with the MV, “Without You” has the potential to make you cry, or at the least, make you feel all sorts of feels (but man, that chorus though…)

4) Got7 – Forever Young

Vocal Power & Deliverance = 6; with a seven member group and only two main/lead vocalists that are still managing to find their “it” thing, it’s quite alright that they lack in vocal power and strength, but their efforts are applauded

Flow = 4; “Forever Young” does feel a bit like it was quickly thrown together – and Mark’s lil’ sing-song rap in the intro was somewhat out of place – but for some reason, we can’t help but find ourselves jamming out and grooving to the beat anyways

Musicality & Presentation = 9; for a young teen fangirl, “Forever Young” is incredibly addicting due to its 100% “boyfriend-y” feel

3) Block B – Movie’s Over

Vocal Power & Deliverance = 9; Zico knows he isn’t a main vocalist, but he does so well in singing with a twang that is his very own and unique to only himself that it adds a lovely, melodic twist to the song, helping “Movie’s Over” to define it as Block B’s song and not just any song that any boy group can cover (plus, Taeil of course strikes the match as soon as he sings the bridge)

Flow = 5; purely effortless is how I say the composure of this song was managed to be created

Musicality & Presentation = 9; this is exactly the type of song I’d want to hear in a K-drama during a scene where the camera panzooms on the boy breaking up with his girlfriend for the better and tries so hard not to cry because he knows he wants to be with her but he can’t because he’ll probably end up getting her killed by his crazy, psychopathic mother

2) Jun.K – No Love

Vocal Power & Deliverance = 10; Jun.K demonstrates his strength as a vocalist with perfection, his harmonizing power is at its all-time finest, and he controls his tone with absolute ease

Flow = 5; I’d rate this song a 6 if I could, because there’s a lot in “No Love” that occurs that we don’t expect, and it’s a thrilling change that brings something new to the table and makes us all the more attracted to the song

Musicality & Presentation = 9; taking into consideration what happened to Jun.K before promoting this song, we can sympathize indefinitely with that sad, melancholy voice of his

1) Sunmi – Frozen in Time (feat. Jackson)

Vocal Power & Deliverance = 7; there’s no revelation to face during this song, but Sunmi downright sings “Frozen in Time” with such effortless sensuality, and Jackson only enhances the level of sexy going on here

Flow = 5; I don’t know if that’s an electronica piano playing in the background, but whatever it is, it’s acting as a baby-makin’ catalyst for the song

Musicality & Presentation = 8; if you feel like doing an endless amount of body rolls, then this is the song for you…and even if you don’t feel like flopping around like a fish, you’ll feel like doing something with your body because this jam is on point

Continue to VOTE VOTE VOTE (Defunct)!!

As of 7/11/2014, there are THREE DAYS LEFT (Defunct) before voting polls close. Vote for the order in which these profiles should be made!

And this is why we never skip past the comment section of any K-pop related video.

LOL guys. Just LOL.

If you read my last post where I updated you guys on what went down on the site (and if you read allllll the waaaaaay through) you’ll remember how I said I was gonna go stalk DMTN and fall hard for the fandom.

Well, while undergoing that process…I managed to come across this under the comment section of DMTN’s “E.R.” MV, and wow, did that make me think. Well actually, no. It made me laugh first. But THEN it made me think. And it made me think very long and hard.

It made me think about how this person’s life is going to change forever, because we K-poppers know that once you are drawn into this world, there is no way in he** you’re gonna ever leave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I started to think about how fell into Kpop, and I started to get all nostalgic and blah blah blah we’ll save this for another time.

All in all, I just felt like I really needed to share this with you guys. And actually, if you don’t mind, go ahead and leave a comment below telling us about how you yourself fell into the K-pop scene. We’d be glad to read your stories! I’m sure there’d be quite a lot of them to read, especially since we’re living in a world where K-pop is just dominating everything.

- Jomarie

 

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