Archive for January, 2012

Hi readers of Korean Through Lyrics,

Today FT Island released the new MV of their 4th Album “Grown Up” title song “지독하게(Severely).” Of course I want to share with all of you here. The album is coming out tomorrow. How exciting! I am ready to write a lesson on this song! 🙂

So here is the video:


I think the song actually fits the theme of “Grown Up” because the tune is more mature than the previous bubbly pop songs. This is good progress. The video itself is not particularly special but I think a picture of the video leaked before the release that sparked rumors of Hong Ki’s girlfriend. I think now it’s clear that it’s just not true. Good for us fans! 🙂

What do you think about the video and the song? Please comment and let me know.

Hey all readers of Korean through Lyrics,

I am so happy! I just got my tickets to FT Island and CN Blue’s concert in Los Angeles! YEAH!!!

I got up early just to make sure I log in at 10am PST. At first I got on because I am very familiar with them. At 9:58am, it still says tickets are not available so I was patiently waiting untill 10am. I just kept refreshing the page or went to the home page and searched again. Finally when it came back with availability, it showed 3 VIP packages to choose from: Diamond VIP ($375), Platinum VIP ($85) and Gold VIP ($75). But the funny thing was the last two VIP packages did not include tickets. I wasn’t sure what’s going on and I had to choose one of the packages and click on “Find Tickets.” I didn’t know what to do but no matter which package I chose it didn’t have any. I am so confused. Since I was so eager to get the tickets, I decided to go to

FT Island and CN Blue’s concert icon is right at the center.
FT Island and CNBlue Concert

Cool! So I clicked on it and it showed me the ticket prices. Finally, something I could understand. So I picked the price and headed to fill out the rest of information to purchase the tickets. OK, so far so good! When I clicked on “Process Order” it took a long time to update the page, eventually it said “error processing.” OMG! So I clicked “Process Order” again. Same thing happened! Long processing time and came back with error. So I decided to try Ticketmaster again! Finally somehow I got to a page where I could see the ticket prices. So I was ordering there. I tried to see what’s best available at the time and the most expensive ones are gone! The best were the $150 tickets. Anyway, I ordered my tickets and I realized the total is higher than ordering on because Ticketmaster charges a higher convenience fee and processing fee. It’s actually double that of So I tried to order on again. You know, I have to juggle two pages open at the same time and see which one got me the tickets first. However, kept having processing error and in the end I just went with Ticketmaster even they had higher fees.

I am glad that I got the tickets. I guess there must be a lot of people trying to buy on and it just couldn’t handle the load. Ticketmaster has a higher fee but maybe that’s part of handling the traffic that they get on a daily basis. I don’t know. I am trying to not think about the higher fees and just focus on the fact that I am going to see FT Island! ^^

Anyway, you know how excited I am now. For those of you that are going, please leave me a comment and let’s meet up. For those that are not, you know for sure I will cover it here. Also follow me on Twitter as I will cover it live there during the concert. (^.^)

OK, now I have to prepare for the concert so expect lessons to come soon. I have to beef up my Korean so I can understand what they say at the concert. How exciting! ^^

FT Island is going to have another comeback album called “Grown Up.”  This is their 4th mini album. 



A MV Teaser was released on January 28. The song is 지독하게 (Severely)

This new image is definitely more mature. What do you think of Hong Ki’s new hair? Please comment.


Grown Up

Posted: January 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

Grown Up

Grown Up Cover

OMG! Hey all primadonnas and fans of CN Blue, great news! FT Island and CN Blue are going to have their joint concert in Los Angeles, CA. Here is the information on the concert:

Place: Nokia Theatre
Time: March 9 at 8pm
Ticket price: $50 -$200

Tickets on sale on January 28 at 10am PST. Tickets can be purchased at TicketMaster and WWW.POWERHOUSELIVE.NET.

Man, you bet I will be there! Anyone wants to go? Please leave me a comment and let me know. I would love to meet with you there! Let’s cheer them on!