Love Advice No. 108 (GFRIEND and Honey Popcorn)

Missing out on my love advices? Well, here we go again!

For the first time, we are giving love advice to our fellow K-Pop reviewer. This is all about a guy, who upon being frustrated with GFRIEND, stumbled on another group called Honey Popcorn. As I am scanning MV Reviews of various artists, plus comments, I can’t help but be amused at his love predicament, which we will show later.

This is a way of helping fellow commenters as they’re undergoing various problems. And by the way, as you read it, this is just for fun, so never take these things seriously. This is not really a contest between two groups, but I do hope that you will learn some lessons here. Let’s start!

From a commenter in TheBiasList:

As you know, my GFRIEND and I are currently going through a trial separation. During this time, I met Honey Popcorn. She’s different from all the others. My friends are trying to convince me not to like her. They say she’s from a different neighborhood and she has a questionable past. I don’t care about that. I only know how I feel when I see and hear her.

Though we’ve only shared a couple of moments together, I feel that there’s a future for us. I want her to stay. I want my friends to realize she’s a real person with something to offer the world. Please stay, Honey Popcorn. Let us walk the flower path together.

Prior to that:

My GFRIEND and I are going to be spending some time apart during this release [of “Fever”].

My Advice:

Stick with GFRIEND.

As I see it, you and GFRIEND are on this trial stage. Your problem with GFRIEND is just temporary. Don’t feel bad about it. It’s just normal that all of us, like her, undergo some trials like this one.

I recommend that you stick with first love than find somewhere else. This is not a question of being purer among the two, but a question of commitment. In times of trials like this one, how willing are you to stick with her till the end? What if next time, she might make it up for all times she missed?

Now, what if Honey Popcorn later on made something you don’t like? Getting to know another girl again? Another scenario: Let’s say that your feelings with GFRIEND rebounded. More likely, she lost virtually all her love for you. Double brokenhearted for sure. Then, where will you go?

Plan B

If you eventually decide to leave GFRIEND in favor of Honey, some things must be remembered:

There’s a strong need for both of you to know each other. I’m afraid to admit that time will expose some of the problems that will be encountered on your new relationship, just like what you experienced in the past. Just look at Goo Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun.

You just have to take more time. Take it easy. Time will tell if there will be a future for both of you, since we alone can’t tell the future.

Finally, you have to help Honey Popcorn redeem herself. Since as you say, she has a questionable past. Knowing more about her also helps you decide on giving her new look and character. Considering that neighbors already know her personality and attitude, she can’t redeem herself alone. Again, help her. This shows that you really care for her in her trials.

Honey Popcorn (허니팝콘) – De-aeseohsta (디에세오스타): MV Review

For the first time, we will feature another underrated K-Pop group called Honey Popcorn, with their song Deaeseohsta.

For those who hear the group’s name for the first time, one might think that they are tasty. Would it be the case on their performance? We’ll see in this review:

Storyline tells of the girls who are slouching, finding their place as boring. As one member peeks outside the window, they look upon reflection of themselves. There they get things that make them happy. They posed as Midas where everything they touched becomes colorful. The girls from outside the window throw balls at the other side of room. The play theme is consistently featured in the video.

Some moral lessons can be seen in this video. First is on bringing color to each other’s lives, and finally on seeking things that will make one happy and enjoy with. While I don’t see anything funny in the video, they made a good deal featuring the whole room as play station. Somehow, this will give viewers idea on things that they might play on.

Review as whole

They played the color well to describe their emotions. They also made great move having dual settings – playroom and hall-like – so as not to bore us. I find the whole MV very cute, from settings to their reactions. The sparkling and bubbling music present complements the rooms and color tone used. Outstanding member for me is Yua, as I find her very cute on the way she acts.

The only thing that’s bit awkward is on the title itself. Why? If “De-aeseohsta” has no definite meaning, they should have defined it as a spell or chant in their YouTube page. Or improvise a magic-like word, just like what Red Velvet’s Zimzalabim did.

Noticeable is on the girls throwing pink balls at the end of MV, sharing concept from SATURDAY in their song WiFi.

Review by others

TheBiasList lost words as it tries to discuss what the music is all about. Positive point was on the “refined energy” that combines the vibes of Apink and GFRIEND.

While this music was “stronger” than its previous track, it’s forgettable once it is stopped playing. Added to that was the lack of ability to elicit attention, and lack of sense of identity for it to stand out with the rest.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 85.00%


Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 5
Storyline 2 Consistent theme 5
Appearance 3 Colorful 5
Appearance 4 Good taste 5
Appearance 5 No Halloween, Easter, etc. 5
Appearance 6 No astrology featured 5
Appearance 7 Less horror featured 5
Appearance 8 Not too revealing outfits 5
Music 9 Exciting 4
Music 10 Not too deafening 4
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 5
Dance 12 Not too sensual 5
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 5
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 4
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor 1
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 3
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 4
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 5
Other Matters 19 Shares concepts from other groups 5