How far MLD Entertainment will go?

Reviews for AKMU, ONEUS, Fin.KL and B.E.G. will be published on first or second week of October. Also, reviews on October releases will be published on November, unless otherwise announced.

This will be my final blog post for September, as I need to rest first and finish misheard lyrics.


At this point, MLD Entertainment had gone too far already.

Sometimes it surprises us why the agency had gone too low for the past months. Not to mention their deafening silence for several months. It shows that they aren’t equipped to handle big issues like these. And they are still not learning their lesson up to now.

Analogy

To help other K-Pop fans understand Momoland’s situation, imagine this scenario:

Before TWICE goes with Fancy comeback, Jihyo is dating with Kang Daniel. Later, JYP announced that Jihyo and Minari will not join in Fancy. After Happy Happy and Breakthrough, the two were still missing. And yet, JYP still does not issue statement on their status.

Do you think JYP will exclude Jihyo because of dating scandal and keep silent? Impossible. But not with MLD’s agency.

Recap

We will again recap what are the faulty responses. First, advising Daisy and Taeha to rest amidst the former’s dating scandal. Second, lack of direct response on Mexico incident. Third, lack of constant update on the two members. Finally is on adding stress to Merries.

Another faulty response touches on Dabin. To think that Dabin prioritizes drama over commitments with the group is unacceptable. She should’ve learned a bit of lesson from Minari and Seolhyun. The two stars, even if in a relative situation as hers, managed to prioritize their group.

Minari, even if extreme was her anxiety, managed to join in Feel Special MV so as to entertain Onces, albeit warranting rest. Seolhyun, even if with so many offers, managed to have time with AOA in Queendom. Dabin should’ve been reminded of priorities, a thing even MLD Ent did not do.

No special favors

There’s no way I could grant extra points for the group like what I did in other reviews (BTS, TWICE, Blackpink, Gfriend). The agency (plus Nayun and Dabin) have to make it up for their mistakes first, before I could even consider granting the group extra points.

Also, no considerations will be given anymore to said two members in case they be absent, regardless of reasons. If for the third time, they miss PH TV appearances again, the group’s next comebacks will earn a failing grade in MV reviews since attendance is a must.

If these responses were done before Bboom Bboom, the group will definitely disband. Again, at the rate the agency is going, these responses will not make the group last. They already reached the point where damage done to the group and Merries is hard to reverse. So, we have to expect OT5 next comeback.

The results speak for itself. For instance, even with soft comebacks, it became hard for them to retain the fame they once had. Even at Kcon, their luster proved to be cliche. Not to mention that some Merries are leaving the fandom. And recently, statements from Daisy’s mom stressed this problem. Remember, mothers know best.

Change of response

Again, the complaints list is piling up, hence the need to monitor them. And we are forever grateful for fellow Merries who also care for the group by doing the same, and pointing out also what’s wrong with the agency.

I made also some changes on treatment with the group. While Jane is still my ultimate bias, I removed Dabin as my second bias (and bias wrecker), and promoted Nancy as such. Starting with Pinky Love, I added the remaining six members except Nayun.

With the agency going too far, no choice but to remove Momoland as one of my most favorite groups. And I’ll have to add GFRIEND as my most favorite. This leaves me with them, TWICE, and SATURDAY as such. But still, I will not leave the fandom.

Worst case, if Daisy and Taeha felt that this is too much, they have to leave the group and join other agencies. It’s not wise to remain with the agency if the latter responds negatively. Best shot would be at JYP, Kakao M, or Source Music.

Still, a little bit of hope remains. The group is planning to hold another event in PH, with proceeds donated to charity. They must grab this chance to explain everything to Merries and make it up for various missed engagements (esp. PH TV shows), especially Nayun and Dabin.

MOMOLAND – Pinky Love: MV Review

For our series of reviews, we will touch on Momoland, with their song Pinky Love. This is the first time that the author will review a work in Japanese. Normally, I do not review Japanese comebacks, but this time will do it to emphasize again and again things they need improvement. We need to be frank on this out of love for the group.

(Side Note: I decided to add Ahin, Hyebin, JooE, Daisy, and Taeha as my biases. Nayun and Dabin are off my bias list, since Nayun still has to make up for absences, and Dabin still keeps on doing alibis, as discussed earlier.

Also, with JooE on a supposed date, don’t be surprised if she will not be included in their next comeback.)

Storyline as whole

While the storyline is lacking in the MV, the pink color is consistently being used in the video. The video is essentially a dance performance with fully-packed aegyo. Musically, the most pronounced is on the rap part before the second verse, where drums are beating.

With regards to the voice, Ahin’s vocals were fine. Nancy’s vocals were more pronounced, something I did not hear of it on Bboom Bboom and Baam.

Let’s then talk about visuals. They made good deal using special effects throughout the video. For instance, the square type at 1:41 – 1:42 recalls their previous lead song Freeze. Another point for improvement was at 1:32 – 1:34, where it should have been applied to other members, not only on Ahin and Hyebin.

Review by others

TheBiasList described the group as trying to follow on TWICE’s footsteps in Japan.

Some negative points are taken into account. First, the music being light is lacking in texture and “unbearable” when chants are added. Second, it lacks charisma needed for them to stand out. Finally, the group is replicating Bboom Bboom with limited success.

Complaints list

The group is trying to keep itself relevant, but wrong responses to these issues are pulling them down. And it’s awfully pitiful for me as a Merry.

It has been four months since I rarely pick updates from the group. This was because of various issues on them and the agency, which I will explain further as we rate agencies at year-end.

Surely this MV will not be popular unlike before, for many reasons. First of all is on the agency’s responses, starting from OT9 to OT6 (And OT5, anyone?). Second, the track is in Japanese, which normally gets lesser views than Korean counterparts. Third, mainstream media rarely uses Japanese language in promoting K-Pop groups. Finally, the track, even if it’s bop, is targeted primarily to limited market.

The group and the agency seriously need to recall the efforts they made in the past to be on that status. This will help them realize what went wrong, and how to correct it. As of today, it can be seen that they are losing sense of direction, firing one wrong response after another.

The group has soft comebacks, but these are incorrect responses, which has drastic effects on them. In fact, hardly anyone noticed that they have a comeback. They should’ve debuted as subgroup or be given solo careers first. Fix issues first or take a long break. Take cue from what the other agencies are doing. Because at the rate they are going, their act of performing incomplete again and again – and incorrect responses – will not make the group last.

Finally, I am not pleased with Dabin doing something else, while her other members are performing. This is something you won’t see from other groups.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 70.91%
Grade: F
Assessment: Failed

Scoreboard

Aspect   Criterion Points
Storyline 1 Storyline 2
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 1
Music 10 Not too deafening 5
Dance 11 Learned easily even by beginners 4
Dance 12 Not too sensual 5
Lessons 13 Moral lesson clearly stated 4
Lessons 14 Impart something beneficial for viewers 3
Other Matters 15 Sense of humor 8
Other Matters 16 Make it to mainstream media 1
Other Matters 17 Review by other sites 3
Other Matters 18 Review of MV as a whole 2
Other Matters 19 Goes back to previous song 5
Completeness of members 0

MOMOLAND (모모랜드) – Love Is Only You (사랑은너하나): MV Review

For the fourth time, we are now reviewing again MOMOLAND, with their song Love Is Only You. This is made in collaboration with Erik, a Vietnamese singer. This is a soft collaboration, and the video only features four out of nine members, namely Hyebin, Yeonwoo, JooE, and Nayun.

Now that they made another collaboration, we may have wondered on what happened to the group. Have they considered some points we noticed earlier? Had they learned a bit of lesson from other groups?

Pardon if I will be very candid on this review. We will discuss these later, but you may watch first their MV before proceeding to review proper.


Storyline

  1. Video must have a storyline – 5 points

The storyline revolves on the four girls in a coffee shop. They imagined the guy facing each one of them, only to find out themselves waking each other from imagination. They later realized that the guy is going somewhere else, leaving them sad.

1theK, in its YouTube page, provided a storyline on this MV:

MOMOLAND’s new song ‘Love Is Only You’ is a ballad that is somewhat different from the girl band’s previous ‘exciting’ concept, portraying the longing for the loved one emotionally.

The song exquisitely described the lyrics like a lyric poem as presented in ‘a lonely island and a star’ with the heartrending medium tempo melody as if watercolor runs.

  1. Theme must be consistent and clear – 5 points

The theme is very consistent on featuring the coffee shop.

Lessons

  1. Moral lesson must be clearly stated – 5 points

That is more on bridging dreams with reality. To win the man they love, they should have expressed their feelings to him, and not just imagine. Otherwise, their imagination will not come true.

  1. They must impart something beneficial for their viewers – 5 points

Yeonwoo teaches us on how to prepare coffee in the first thirty-two (32) seconds of the video. This might inspire more persons to take vocational courses related to this.

Other Matters

  1. Inject sense of humor in the music video – 5 points

Let’s start at 3:13, where they wake each other from reality. Look at how they react. Other than that, I did not find the rest of the video funny.

  1. Ability of the song to make it to mainstream media – 1 point.

They stepped a bit backward from their usual energetic songs. While this served as their “break”, we’re not sure if this will be picked by mainstream media, unlike their previous songs.

  1. Review by other sites – 3 points

Ever wondered why Obsessed and Assessed haven’t made any review on the group. Definitely, the group will get reprimand from that reviewer.

TheBiasList made a very good observation on the group. While they were successful in 2018, here comes the downturn this year. On the song, it would not be as popular, as many are used to them doing energetic moves.

  1. Review of the music video as a whole – 2 points

Pardon also for the score. Can’t see that they are complete. Though the voices of other three can be heard, it’s best to include them with Daisy and Taeha. We’ll discuss this later.

They made a good deal featuring Hyebin, Nayun, and JooE, and this let us speculate on their next comeback.

  1. Other factors
  • Looks – 5 points

Yeonwoo returned with her previous look, and with that I am very pleased.

On Hyebin, It is surprising how her hair grew so fast. Though at first I was confused on her looks, I can recognize the girl. For me, Hyebin is the most beautiful of them all in the vid.

  • Title of the video must not be misleading – 0 points

This refers only to their group’s name, which is misleading. If the reason not giving zero points to this was on Momoland’s “Hug Me”, that would be acceptable if the song is underrated, and part of the track.

But since this is a lead song, it should bear the subgroup’s name. Name it first as Momola, not Momoland. Take the case of EXO (CBX) and AOA (Cream, Black).

  • Completeness of members – 0 points

As for Ahin, Nancy, and Jane (which the latter two are my biases), it is suggested that they have another collaboration with Erik (with a separate story or not), including the other two.

And for the third time, they did not feature Daisy and Taeha. Although not my biases, it’s heartbreaking to see this. It seems that the agency didn’t take it seriously. As a result, ten points will be assigned to this criterion.

What does this mean? This will be a major pull-down factor for them. Let me fully explain about this.

As explained in the past, MOMOLAND is being plagued by various issues like dating issues, hate from other fandoms, and absenteeism issues. In fact, the latter issue is virtually absent from well-known groups.

If this is not carried out, think how unfair it is for other groups like TWICE, BTS, ASTRO, BLACKPINK, and GFRIEND, who are enduring sickness and sleepless nights in practice and concerts, especially on creating MVs, but managed to be complete.

(In fact, Sowon of GFRIEND reported that they only get four hours of sleep each night in their practice of “Glass Bead”. Even TWICE is not exempted on this, as Sana passed out because she lacked sleep for three days. However, they are still complete.)

It would be unfair for Jendeukie, Cha Eunwoo, and Sowon who were bashed on same issue Daisy is facing, but still continued working. It would also be unfair to their agencies who acted correctly to this issue.

Finally, it would be unfair for other groups like Noir, JBJ, and even Wanna One, who are completing themselves before facing the mainstream media. Also, if this is not considered, it would be unfair for other stars who exerted efforts to be let known by ordinary viewers. (Hello, Yeonwoo!)

Even without Taeha, I would give full points, as I perfectly understand her situation. But not with Daisy. The agency responded wrongly to this case.

This criterion is only exclusive for MOMOLAND, and I will not remove it unless I say so, or unless Yeonwoo will appear on PH mainstream media with other members. Also, I will not give them full ten (10) points for them even if Daisy and Taeha are there. This is to give the two chances to stand out, given that they missed so many events.

(As for Yeonwoo, everytime the group appears on mainstream media, she is always absent. She really has to make up for the times she missed, as some PH Merries ask on her whereabouts. It seems that she is not interested in letting more ordinary Filipinos know about her.)

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 70.43%

Final Words

Momoland is following the trend this year, which is more on collaboration with foreign artists and on adding more English lyrics. But still, their overall direction for 2019 remains unclear till now.

If you will notice, I skipped Criterion No. 3 to No. 10, as I wanted to focus more on what they must improve. These are all given five points each. Skipped also two criteria on 1theK, which has five and zero points, respectively. Also, the criteria related to dance were removed, as they did not feature their dance.

Honestly, it’s tiring to raise points for improvement if they don’t act on it. So, I have to give a failing grade, though they are one of my most favorite groups in K-Pop. I hope that this review will tell that they have to do something on the issues I explained earlier.

MOMOLAND (모모랜드) – BANANA CHACHA (바나나차차): MV Review

Here we are now again on reviewing MOMOLAND’s recent release called “Banana Chacha”.

Just to give a little background, the song “Banana Chacha” serves as theme song for the Korean cartoon show called “Pororo, The Little Penguin.” This was released yesterday, and fortunately I have time to do a review of it.

To make this article (and other articles) not too lengthy and to finish it, I decided to skip some explanations for some criterion. This will be the case for other MVs to be reviewed. (I see that popular groups like BTS, TWICE, and BLACKPINK are really catching up by releasing their MVs this month.)

You may watch first their video here before proceeding to review proper:


Storyline

  1. Video must have a storyline – 5 points

The storyline is very simple, as they deal on thinking of bananas, and on how they can get it by flying in the air or catching up with trains.

  1. Theme must be consistent and clear – 5 points

They featured bananas consistently and clearly in the video. Added consistency is on the color yellow being the predominant one in the video.

Appearance

  1. The music video as a whole must be colorful – 4 points

I gave only four points as this only features the color yellow. However, that would be fair enough to excite the viewers.

  1. Must be done in good taste – 5 points
  1. Does not celebrate Halloween, Easter, or similar celebrations – 5 points
  1. Does not feature astrology – 5 points
  1. Less horror is featured in the video – 5 points
  1. Not too revealing outfits – 4 points

This revolves on wearing very short shorts in the whole video, but quite decent enough.

Music

  1. Ability of the music to excite the listener – 5 points

Though it lacked the energy present in their other songs, this is nevertheless exciting especially for the kids.

  1. Music should not be deafening on the ears – 5 points

I don’t need to lower the volume as it was not too deafening.

Dance

  1. Dance can be learned easily even by beginners – 5 points

The chorus parts of the song can be learned easily, as it involves only shuffling of feet and waving of hands. Regarding the freestyle dance of the group at 1:45 – 1:50, they will tell you that it is up to us what dance step will we use.

  1. Dance must not be too sensual – 5 points

MOMOLAND improved well on this aspect, as they did not do any sensual moves on this.

Lessons

  1. Moral lesson must be clearly stated – 5 points

The moral lesson that can be seen on the video is on eating well. This is also more on telling viewers to eat fruits, not just bananas.

  1. They must impart something beneficial for their viewers – 5 points

By featuring bananas, they are implicitly telling the viewers to search for its health benefits. It gives us energy and can aid in digestion.

Other Matters

  1. Inject sense of humor in the music video – 1 points

Sorry. I did not see something funny in the music video, albeit the music and dance puts the viewers in good mood.

  1. Ability of the song to make it to mainstream media – 5 points

I am pretty sure of this, as Filipinos are also fond of easy dances. This will certainly be picked by mainstream media as it can be used as a noontime dance challenge. Again, if this is also played at the funeral, I’ll add another point and change the rating below.

(Latest Update: A netizen commented that the song is placed at Top 10 on The Big 20 Charts Philippines. Congratulations!)

  1. Review of the music video as a whole – 3 points

Still, I could not give a complete score to that as they are still incomplete.

As I see it, it is an “extension” of their latest comeback, as can be gleaned on their looks. Why? Their looks were the same as in the previous lead song.

(The time in the video shows that it is a partial song, meaning it has no bridge and follow-up chorus. But anyway, this is not considered in rating this criterion.)

  1. Other factors
  • Cutesy concepts – 5 points

While in I’m So Hot they feature themselves as more mature, in this case they returned back to where they started. They featured again the cutesy concepts which defined the group before Bboom Bboom.

The members who has the most beautiful aegyo are Hyebin and Nancy at 1:08 – 1:09.

  • Uses special effects – 5 points

The group used also special effects to make it not boring. This can be seen throughout the whole video.

  • Shares dance steps with other groups – 5 points

This refers to their dance step at 1:53 – 1:54, wherein they drew inspiration from GFRIEND’s Sunrise (0:50 – 0:51)

  • Features bananas – 5 points

It seems pretty obvious. While Red Velvet in their song Power Up sings bananas but features none, MOMOLAND (and SATURDAY) took charge.

  • Uploads the video to 1theK – 5 points (updated)
  • Features the 1theK logo – 0 points

I understand that they have to do it as they are featuring a cartoon show. But if we talk on having a worldwide K-Pop content, no choice but to rate it at zero points. It is suggested that the logo can be embedded in the end of the video as a small icon, like what they did on I’m So Hot.

  • Completeness of members – 0 points

For the second time, they did not feature Daisy and Taeha. This makes some Merries like me very sad. It’s heartbreaking also to think that the two missed chances to feature themselves further. Let me rant again about this:

It is an open secret that the group is frequently plagued by issues, but the most worrisome is on being incomplete due to health reasons or otherwise. (Yeonwoo is raising red flags on this, such that I am thinking if I will have to remove her from my bias list.)

Second issue is on dating AND on how they responded to it. If we will look at the issue very closely, this should not trigger something negative. The group should learn a little bit of lesson from GFRIEND, particularly on dating issues. If Sowon has issues on being with Cha Eunwoo (of ASTRO), yet the group made comeback on their “Flower” with Sowon, why not also the same be accorded to Daisy?

Supposedly they can be included in the MV. For Daisy, she just have to dance. And for Taeha, she can still be included as the dance steps shown are not too energetic.

Again, I’ll give a perfect score of them in this criterion if and only if they are complete in their next comeback.

For updates, I assigned ten points to this, as I see that the agency does not take this matter seriously.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 77.78% (Updated)

Final Words

I understand that this is primarily targeted for kids. But being a famous group, having a music video, it also needs to be critiqued.

If you’ll notice, I removed the criterion related to review from other sites. Definitely, our MV reviewers will not take notice of it. They would not create another review on this.

I’ll definitely and highly recommending this song and dance to be performed in seminars, especially at the morning and after lunch.

On the other hand, the rating I give is now failing grade (which so far, only (G)I-DLE’s Senorita failed to attain 80 percent.) Although they are one of my most favorite K-Pop groups, I have to give this kind of rating, as I want to be more frank about them. Some points need to be seriously considered, especially on being complete.

MOMOLAND (모모랜드) – I’m So Hot: MV Review

Hello, dear readers! This time we are now reviewing again MOMOLAND, with their new lead song I’m So Hot.

I am so excited, as this will be my first (or second) time to do a review of my most favorite group. Fortunately, I have some time to review a freshly-baked music of them. Before reading the reviews and rants here, you may watch first their video:


Storyline

  1. Video must have a storyline – 5 points

They made their storyline very simple and understandable.

The girls went in the bus. At the start of the song, the video features what they dream when they are in the entertainment industry, instead of their normal life in the bus. At the end of the video, the girls realize that it was just a dream.

  1. Theme must be consistent and clear – 5 points

They made a good deal on applying consistently the theme, particularly on featuring the entertainment side and the backstage.

Appearance

  1. The music video as a whole must be colorful – 5 points

This is very colorful. Predominant shades of pink and blue are featured, but nevertheless, this is enough to excite the viewers.

  1. Must be done in good taste – 5 points

I see the video as in good taste. Nothing awkward or gross is featured here.

  1. Does not celebrate Halloween, Easter, or similar celebrations – 5 points

No celebrations mentioned were featured. Only their being in the stage is being celebrated.

  1. Does not feature astrology – 5 points

No trace of astrology is featured in the video.

  1. Less horror is featured in the video – 5 points

I did not see any trace of horror in this video.

  1. Not too revealing outfits – 5 points

In fairness to the group, they improved well. Their outfits in the whole video are not too revealing now.

Music

  1. Ability of the music to excite the listener – 3 points (updated)

I must say that somehow this excites me as a listener, but personally that was not enough. It may be because of other factors, which I am discussing now.

  1. Music should not be deafening on the ears – 5 points

This song is not too deafening, considering the simplicity present in their melody.

Dance

  1. Dance can be learned easily even by beginners – 4 points

I must say that the moves they show are very simple. However, this lacks excitement we see in Bboom Bboom and Baam.

  1. Dance must not be too sensual – 5 points

No sensual moves were seen throughout the whole video.

Lessons

  1. Moral lesson must be clearly stated – 5 points

The primary moral lesson that can be learned is on teamwork. See at 0:32 – 0:33, wherein Ahin is being helped by Jane and Nayun.

Similarly, this is also featured at 0:45, where JooE helps Hyebin in exercise.

  1. They must impart something beneficial for their viewers – 5 points

The group decided to feature what is happening in the stage, and in the backstage. I suppose they want the viewers to learn more about them behind the scenes.

Other Matters

  1. Inject sense of humor in the music video – 10 points

Some scenes are funny enough in the video.

I find it funny how Jane reacted in the bus at 0:04 – 0:05. Also, another funny moment is on Ahin pushing Nayun while they are rehearsing with Jane at 1:40 – 1:44.

  1. Ability of the song to make it to mainstream media – 5 points

Without a doubt, I must say that this will be picked by mainstream media. Surely, this will also be played by TV and radio stations. Especially that Nancy did an aegyo at 0:10 – 0:16, and JooE still gone crazy at 0:24 – 0:25.

(Latest update: It’s confirmed that this reached mainstream media. In fact, “I’m So Hot” is placed at No. 1 in MYX International, No. 7 in its charts, and No. 10 in its daily charts, according to a netizen. Congratulations!)

Let’s see in the coming months if this will also be used as a funeral song. If that’s the case, then I’ll add another point and change the rating below.

  1. Review by other sites – 3 points

TheBiasList thought of MOMOLAND as playing safe instead of doing something new. (But for me, it’s obvious that they chose the latter.)

It reviewed the song as poorly structured, and tells that while the song tries to brand itself as a novelty song, it lacked many aspects required to make it solid enough.

KPopReviewed noted that the song takes on a retro approach, and noted how can the classic tune of saxophones can be combined with the modern pop song we know today. The weak points were on the instrumentals, but their vocals were impressive. As a whole, it reviewed the song as lacking in total package, particularly on their outfits and performance.

  1. Review of the music video as a whole – 3 points (updated)

The main factor for the incomplete score was on their being incomplete. Can’t see that they are complete, which makes us miss the other two. We’ll deal with that later.

Somehow, they made some improvements. They toned down their sexy moves, which was present in the past two vids, making it pleasing enough. I also took notice of Nancy’s aegyo, which will make this a sure hit, as what JooE did to Bboom Bboom.

Lastly, they made a good deal giving Jane and Nayun more mileage, which normally seems left behind with the rest. We will see what Nayun will got in the coming months.

  1. Other factors
  • Uploads the video to 1theK – 5 points 
  • Features the 1theK logo – 5 points

MOMOLAND is part of 1theK group.

The logo is featured on various places throughout the video, like its two hit songs. But the most conspicious part can be seen at 1:56, where JooE, Hyebin, and Yeonwoo walk at the hallway.

Some netizens took notice of it: Why place the logo as if it’s an ad? Remember that the goal of 1theK is to be an ultimate hub of K-Pop. This will trigger viewers to view also other groups under their label. We’ll deal with that further in another article.

  • Looks – 4 points

They changed their usual looks. It’s fine, but sadly, I cannot easily recognize some of them.

I am not used to JooE’s hair, which she changed from blonde to black. As a result, in the video, I did not recognize her easily at 0:23 – 0:25.

On the looks of other members, it seems that Yeonwoo and Ahin swapped positions. Ahin now has long hair, which makes her stand out too. She makes her beauty stand out this time.

Yeonwoo now has short hair, which projects her fierceness. But personally, I felt sad on her looks. She is not the cute/sexy type which I know for long. I am now confused if Jihyo is now included in MOMOLAND.

On the other hand, I also love how Jane smiles at 0:40. Aside from being my primary bias, she projects it well. It seems that I fell in love again with her killer smile.

  • New concept featured – 5 points

If you witness how MOMOLAND developed their concepts over the years, they started from cutesy concepts in Jjan Koong Kwang, Freeze, and Wonderful Love, then broke away from merry-go-round concepts, and matured a little bit in Bboom Bboom and Baam. This MV is the most mature concept from them so far.

  • Shares concept with TWICE and other girl groups – 5 points

This refers to them having a party on a bus. The bus concept where TWICE members party in their song Like Ooh-Aah at 3:50 – 4:17 is present also in MOMOLAND at the last five seconds of their video.

For other girl groups, that would be on portraying themselves as sexy and more mature. You would not expect that MOMOLAND will have it, while normally that is reserved for other known groups. I feel like that they drew inspiration also from TWICE.

  • Completeness of members – 0 points

Sorry for this. Let me share what made me push to give zero points through a rant.

The MV feels incomplete if the other members are not present. As what I wrote in the previous article, “The more, the Merries!”

It should be remembered that Daisy and Taeha were later included in the group. Upon hearing of their comeback this year, we thought that the two are still included here. However, the agency announced that they will not be included due to health and personal reasons.

The announcement came as a surprise. Why? Because so far, I haven’t encountered any instance where any active member is absent in the MV, even one. Popular groups like BTS, GOT7, BLACKPINK, and TWICE don’t have this kind of problem. Exception is for the subgroups like that of EXO and AOA. But in this case, they are not a subgroup.

In fact, as one commenter said:

Wait a sec.. This is the first time ive seen this type of case, like.. a GG incomplete because of an issue, lol, this is weird..

It was very sad, as supposedly they can be included. Daisy can still be part of it, by shrugging off recent dating issues. Even Taeha, too, as the dance moves we see are not too energetic.

Maybe I’ll give a perfect score of them in their next comeback. Assigned also ten points for this, as they need to look on it seriously.

(As for Yeonwoo, who is always absent everytime MOMOLAND appears in PH mainstream media, I have second thoughts on removing her from my bias list or not. I am not pleased with her having so many excuses not appearing on TV. We’ll deal with that in another separate article.)

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 86.15% (Updated)

Final Words

Personally this is not the kind of video I am looking for, as it is incomplete. I am somehow disappointed, and am waiting for their next comeback. But it still deserves merit.

These little bit of not-so-good comments may be ignored, but it is still very important. They have to consider improvements on these, otherwise, they might end up with a failing grade.

MOMOLAND (모모랜드/モモランド) – Bboom Bboom Japanese Version (Full English Misheard Lyrics)

And for the nth time, we are on MOMOLAND, with their hit song Bboom Bboom.

It was announced recently that the group will have another comeback next week. This will be a great news! But for the meantime, we will hear again their tune in full English before we bid goodbye to their songs last year.

(Side Note: Pardon also for the very long title.)

Considering the misheard lyrics below, the alternate title for this song is “Love Momo“. Yes, we have to love Momo of TWICE. She gave her name to the group. Ha ha. 😀

Lyrics posted in the video are underlined here.

You may play this video while reading the following contents. Enjoy the misheard lyrics of “Bboom Bboom” (Japanese ver.)(MOMOLAND/모모랜드/モモランド) from TweetNewscaster!


Great!
Just feelin’ Bboom Bboom!
Great!
Yeah!
Bboom Bboom!

Feelin what? Foot the rhino, wanted you! (Wrong debut)
Coke, aura who bar. Warren, want the food? (Want the food!)
GFRIEND, Yoda, Yoda, Yoda…
A nutter packy, oh!
Me, tell him tuck it. Hero, more cool Aussie, no!

Wow wow, feeling Thai, he now now
Need you. Could a Bboom Bboom
I, who dot there oh no!
Hit it, hit it, hit it, hoe!

Ooh ooh ooh…
Oh my, go way in Ahin
Mommy, gone talk.
I’m a runner, so…

Oh shitty one! He coward
Who now water? She, no cool, so Osaka
She, hotter may runner.
Sony, fall in love!

Give it to you, my noon noon noon noon noon noon bit,
I who lay Roman, ta ta ta ta ta ta touch!
A nap? Tell him, my la la la la la my lover.
Tom, a carat. Bboom Bboom!
I see Monday, my Bboom Bboom!
Bboom Bboom
Aww!

Great!
Just fell him, Bboom Bboom!
Great!
A nutter, she car boom boom
Me and I, he Bboom Bboom
Bboom Bboom!

I hope you like your dream boy
Why you front? You wake a waker
No time for wasting,
Come and get me!
Baby, take a take a miracle

Yeah!
Bboom Bboom, Bboom Bboom Bboom!
I’m ready, man
Pick at the phone
Now, who let the picker pick her?

Wow wow!
Mucho, whole day, no no
Tom, I let my Bboom Bboom
Gone, I coodle oh
Hit it, hit it, hit it, hoe!
Ooh… Could cinema hit more?
A dam, I know now cat
Who coat a Ooh-Aah?
No soar, ah

I harrow one, a nutter
Moo who water
She gone, he need nanny
Mommy and Ahin who tore Sony,
Fall in now!

Give it to you, my noon noon noon noon noon noon bit,
I who lay Roman, ta ta ta ta ta ta touch!
A nap? Tell him, my la la la la la my lover.
Tom, a carat. Bboom Bboom!
I see Monday, my Bboom Bboom!
Bboom Bboom
Aww!

Ooh…
Tore a day, tore a day
Hannah, tanning
Bboom Bboom, Bboom Bboom
Bboom Bboom, Bboom Bboom

Ooh! Love Momo, love Momo. Uh oh, oh no!
Bboom Bboom, Bboom Bboom
Bboom Bboom, Bboom Bboom

Give it to you, my noon noon noon noon noon noon bit,
I who lay Roman, ta ta ta ta ta ta touch!
A nap? Tell him, my la la la la la my lover.
Tom, a carat. Bboom Bboom!
I see Monday, my Bboom Bboom!
Bboom Bboom
Aww!

Great!
Just fell him, Bboom Bboom!
Great!
A nutter, she car boom boom
Me and I, he Bboom Bboom
Bboom Bboom!

MOMOLAND (모모랜드) – Bboom Bboom (뿜뿜): MV Review

This time, we are now doing a music review of MOMOLAND’s hit song Bboom Bboom.

It may be remembered in my previous write-up that I will do a MV review of it for sure. Well, here it is.

It was recently announced that the group will do another lead song next week. While we are waiting for this, we will first review their hit song. I understand that this was a year ago, and I had to do this just to show you how I rate one of my favorite K-Pop songs.

I also understand that the group “released” it already for so long, but somehow this will help them in their next projects.

You may enjoy first their video here before reading the review itself:

Storyline

  1. Video must have a storyline – 5 points

The storyline must be clear enough even for non-Koreans to understand. Otherwise, they have to explain what the storyline is all about.

1theK, in its official YouTube page, provided a glimpse of the storyline behind Bboom Bboom. It stated that:

The title track ‘BBoom BBoom’, meaning ‘giving off charms’, describes an interesting story ‘to show off my charm so that the person I have a crush on likes me.’   

  1. Theme must be consistent and clear – 5 points

They consistently featured a TV shopping channel, alongside their usual plain studio scene. This represents their desire to buy and get the heart of the boy. On the other hand, this might represent their personality as selling themselves to a boy by showing what they got – in this case, various items.

Appearance

  1. The music video as a whole must be colorful – 5 points

I must say that the video is so colorful, and they set it appropriately. The shopping side looks pale, but anyway this served also as an icebreaker. Meanwhile, the gloomy side where Daisy raps is an exception, and I understand this as it was in a slow tempo.

  1. Must be done in good taste – 5 points.

I did not see anything awkward or gross in this MV.

The group made a good choice with regards to this. Yeonwoo in the bridge danced herself in a silhouette instead of revealing herself.

  1. Does not celebrate Halloween, Easter, or similar celebrations – 5 points

No celebrations of any sort was seen in the video, except on throwing confetti at 3:15 – 3:19. The confetti represents the triumph they get when they already attracted the man they love.

  1. Does not feature astrology – 5 points

Nothing in the video featured any kind of astrology.

  1. Less horror is featured in the video – 5 points

I did not see something scary in Bboom Bboom.

  1. Not too revealing outfits –  4 points

While their outfits were not too revealing, they wear short outfits most of the time.

Music

  1. Ability of the music to excite the listener – 5 points

As what I said in my past article, Bboom Bboom clearly hit it right. Together with PENTAGON’s Shine, I almost killed the play button several times with this. And it did not only excite me, but also many Filipinos.

  1. Music should not be deafening on the ears – 4 points

The only factor for that score was that the jazz tune is deafening when played too loud.

Dance

  1. Dance can be learned easily even by beginners – 5 points

I must say that this deserves a perfect score. As we see, many people from all walks of life – from young ones to oldies – learned this song even if they don’t love K-Pop. And I personally can attest to that, as I learned it easily.

  1. Dance must not be too sensual – 4 points

That primarily points out on Yeonwoo on the silhouette. She should have featured only herself with that dance and style at 2:42 – 2:45 throughout the whole bridge, if she wants to do a sexy dance.

Lessons

  1. Moral lesson must be clearly stated – 2 points

I haven’t see something that viewers will learn, particularly on moral lessons.

  1. They must impart something beneficial for their viewers – 5 points

Viewers could learn something even a bit from them, especially on featuring a shopping channel. Daisy and Jane doing exercises, on a mat and hoop respectively, will tell the viewers to move their body. Exercise is good for the health.

Other Matters

  1. Inject sense of humor in the music video – 10 points

I find some scenes in the video funny.

For instance, Nancy was sad, and afterwards pouts her face at 0:21 – 0:23. Then at 2:06 – 2:09, Nancy rushed to finish her make-up. I find this funny as she thinks on how to beautify herself, then as she realized it, she rushes to her make-up.

Another funny part is at 1:23 – 1:29, when JooE had gone crazy after taking a juice drink.

  1. Ability of the song to make it to mainstream media – 5 points

With exciting tune, no doubt it reached mainstream media. Many celebrities also danced to this tune. And I always hear it even when I am going to work.

And for the information of everybody, this had not only reached mainstream media. This has also been played at a funeral! Watch this:

  1. Review by other sites – 5 points

Comments from netizens follow:

The song is so catchy wtf

Idc if this is “copied” or not, this song is always in my mind.

Jooe’s energy is so infectious, she’s so crazy and fun and cute and omg I’ve got the biggest girl crush on her!
We all have that song you play so many times till u get sick of it. I am never going to get sick of this one
SOMEBODY HELP ME, THIS IS SO ADDICTIVE

Seoulbeats summarized the song as “disorganized”. However, it noted that the group used JooE’s viral energetic performance of “Wonderful Love,” and integrated it into the video. It is not surprising why JooE, alongside Daisy, has the most energetic moves in the video.

It seems disorganized, as other members like Taeha in the infomercials were given only split seconds to be featured. On the visuals, it suggested that less time be allocated on featuring the dance, and more time be given to shopping commercials. Its positive note is on the catchy graphics.

Obsessed and Assessed reviewed the video very positively. In fact, it told that he/she might recommend it. The blogger made a good observation that the video was full of energy. Though not original, it was fun, to say the least. The blogger ended the article telling that it was a very good start for the group for 2018, and hopes that JooE’s popularity will take her fellow members too.

(By the way, if you will ask Filipinos about this, JooE is not so famous unlike Nancy.)

AllKPop reviewed Bboom Bboom as going away from their usual merry-go-round concept. It reviewed positively the elements of music present except the rapping part.

TheBiasList also noted JooE’s rising popularity, which made her group known. It also noted that the group were fortunate to pair with producer Shinsandong Tiger, who made a suitable tune for them. Nevertheless, it was not catchy enough.

  1. Review of the music video as a whole – 5 points

So far, this is one of my favorite K-Pop dances. They used dual themes to render it not too boring. Aside from that, they made a good choice on music and dance.

  1. Other factors
  • Features the 1theK logo – 5 points

MOMOLAND is part of 1theK group.

The logo is featured on several instances. But the most conspicious part is that of JooE, where she dances upon taking a juice drink.

  • Ability to inspire other songs – 5 points

It should be remembered that SATURDAY drew inspiration on this, through their song Wi-Fi. As a full-pledged Merry, I also noticed that, but I don’t care. It’s so sad that some Merries treated this negatively.

Meanwhile, I also noticed that the instrumental of Wi-Fi can be sung with lyrics of Bboom Bboom. Try that by clicking here and singing Bboom Bboom at the same time. It is because their tune also shares similarities with the hit song.

  • Music reaches funeral shops – 5 points

Recently updated this article to reflect unusual events that may be given credit. This is also to fulfill my promises in the next article regarding this.

It is given that we play the happy tracks upon the request of the deceased. This is not in any way amounting to disrespect to the solemnity of the burial rites. But somehow, playing tracks like Bboom Bboom tells the relatives not to grieve so much, and instead remember the happy moments with them.

TweetNewscaster’s Overall Rating: 94.54%

Final Words

I may have rated it too high, but they had satisfied almost all of the criteria I laid earlier.

As for this group, this song became a turning point for their rise in popularity.

Many don’t know that this would be their last song if Bboom Bboom did not prosper to what we know today. MOMOLAND would have to undergo the same situation Wanna One and I.O.I. experienced when they disbanded.

This song helped them to be on the radar, alongside other famous groups like BTS and TWICE. With some points for improvement, hope this helps them in their succeeding projects. And who knows, they might be recognized as one of the leading groups in the industry.

MOMOLAND (모모랜드/モモランド) – BAAM Japanese Version (Full English Misheard Lyrics)

Hello, guys! Here we are again on discussing MOMOLAND, with their Japanese version of BAAM. This is for benefit of all K-Pop fans and lovers who only understand English.

Considering the misheard lyrics below, the alternate title for this song is “Tick A Buck.

Lyrics posted in the video are underlined here.

You may play this video while reading the following contents. Enjoy the misheard lyrics of “BAAM” (Japanese ver.)(MOMOLAND/모모랜드/モモランド) from TweetNewscaster!


Baa baa baa
Baam, baam!
Baa baa baa
Baam, baam!

Shawn took mat, IU!
So, who tell he guy gay? Nigga!
Hoop hoop hoop, more nanny
Baam, baam!

Man car, cue who me
Make a Hannah, say now he knew
Pick pick pick, I’ll say rain
Baam!

Sammy got Baygon (Monday)
ITZY, bad hottie (Laundry)
Water she wore (Load a)
Bash a two (Louder)
Sucker on more (Itchy one, itchy one)

Go, yeah! She’ll Walter (Motto)
Coke who row one (Dotter, dotter)
He tuck on our Yoda care
Or Yoda, Yoda care, why?

More raid hottie, more rain hotter, more rate hotter, ooh ooh ooh
Nick a demo, Nick a demo, so ooh ooh ooh
Go, more as her doll he damn. Oh, rain can Ahin?
Two or shitty? Baby, tell me why!

Guess who can I mam mam mam? Or cheat, die, he coat Baam Baam Baam!
Car, a Nemo. Hey, you need baby
Tick a buck. I saw your dick go ma ma mam!
Tomorrow, did I hear a man? I owe casino, baby baby baby!

Baa baa baa
Baam, baam!
Baa baa baa
Baam, baam!

Aah!
Kick a, oh no car! (Buy on)
I saw win. Ah, no car (Hooh, hooh!)
Tour to ba ba baby! (Ba ba baby!)
So, she Aussie day? Eh-eh
Tokyo, tour hear a car, ah
Tom, Zenaida (Yeah ah)
Song now, he cow
Baam!

Water, she duck, eh? (Matte)
ITZY, bar a day (Lawn day)
Soon metal hear (Load a)
Coat or van? (Loader)
Macaroon, no! (Itchy one, itchy one!)

Zoe, no money! (Hit here!)
Go marine, eh (Dotter, dotter)
Gotcha! My oh, who do care?
Or Nayun, who do care? Why?

More raid hottie, more rain hotter, more rate hotter, ooh ooh ooh
Bar a Chuckie, Bar a Chuckie, so ooh ooh ooh
I care a metal eh. Damn, oh, rain can Ahin?
Two or shitty? Baby, tell me why!

Guess who can I mam mam mam?
Suck a shitty room, Baam Baam Baam!
Give me Nemo. Hey, I need baby
Tick a buck. I saw your dick go ma ma mam!
Tomorrow, did I hear a man? Do Aussie you, baby baby baby!

It’s so carat, Baam!
Two Kobe, so the hacker baby!
Yoo ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh!
Hooh!

Emo, Sarah, Baam!
Can up! She call, mock a son.
I yoo ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh!

Guess who can I mam mam mam? Or cheat, die, he coat Baam Baam Baam!
Car, a Nemo. Hey, you need baby
Tick a buck. I saw your dick go ma ma mam!
Tomorrow, did I hear a man? I owe my guy, oh, baby baby baby!

Baa baa, Baam!
Baam, baam!
Baa baa, Baam!
Baam, baam!

MOMOLAND (모모랜드) – Wonderful Love (어마어마해)(Misheard Lyrics)

Here we are for another misheard lyrics from Momoland.

You may play this video while reading the following contents. Enjoy the misheard lyrics of “Wonderful Love” (어마어마해) (Momoland) by TweetNewscaster!


Masarap ng oh my, oh Miki
Liligawan, dapat naman. Zorro, sayang itchy go
Typical Susan, nandoon kanin so isa

Kantang mula kantang body. Nunal, ala-ala, hey
May mahilig kandong. May kandong ng laptop.
Keep niyo na iyan, hey
Pansin ko naman si Anna
Pansit tiyan doon, sila na
I think about you, nalason may cartoon
SuJu ka, iho. How mema o me?
No, yeah cat a kid

Masarap ng oh my, oh Miki
Sugar lamang ako
Kaso din, sayang ang mango
Come sa hell
Tahanan ng nap your care
I’ll be always on your side
Liligawan, dapat naman. Zorro, sayang itchy go
Typical Susan, nandoon kanin so isa

Lock kiss in my pocket
Shoot it like a rocket
Ang puntong tengang miki na nandoon na kuto man
Namamata Esang, sawa na tula tiyan
Lock kiss in my pocket
Shoot it like a rocket
Pansin ko naman si Anna
Pansit tiyan doon, sila na
I think about you, Mara, sa may nega June
SuJu ka, iho. How mema o me?
No, yeah cat a kid

Masarap ng oh my, oh Miki
Sugar lamang ako
Kaso din, sayang ang mango
Come sa hell
Tahanan ng nap your care
I’ll be always on your side
Liligawan, dapat naman. Zorro, sayang itchy go
Typical Susan, nandoon kanin so isa

Sahara kukuha iyan no men
Ang duda iyak soda care
Aso para para pocket
Sorry kanin ka na naman
No man ipara book it
(Lock kiss in my pocket
I shoot it like a rocket)

Masarap ng oh my, oh Miki
Sugar lamang ako
Kaso din, sayang ang mango
Come sa hell
Tahanan ng nap your care
I’ll be always on your side
Liligawan, dapat naman. Zorro, sayang itchy go
Typical Susan, nandoon kanin so isa