Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Trying Something New

If you paid attention to my previous post, you would have noticed me saying (or writing) that there are actually 74 pictures and I only uploaded 7 of them.

Actually, folks at T-araChina have a tradition of zipping large number of pictures and sharing the zip files. I shall help spread the love by sharing the zip files here, giving credits where they are due (and hopefully the original uploaders don't mind)

So here you go, yesterday's collection of T-ara's Jewellery Box Photo Album Scans by Cyclone.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Picture Time [semi-exclusive]

Remember the Jewellery Box photo album?

A kind soul over at T-araChina has shared scans of the actual album.
(thus the semi-exclusiveness, at least until someone else scans his or her copy)

Heard the Good News?

We Got Married is showing again!

For those who are impatient and just want to watch without subs first, here's the link

I shall be watching and trying my best to understand what they're saying.
Hopefully T-ara appear in the show again soon. (just in case there's another cancellation)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dailymotion Up and Running

(As what the title says) This deserves it's own post...
TimeToT-ara at Dailymotion

my tired face after doing up the dailymotion account

Spent quite some time finding the old files, re-encoding some of them and uploading them to DailyMotion.
(if I missed anything out, please let me know)

While YouTube will still be the first place I'll upload my future videos to, I'll put a copy on this DailyMotion as soon as I'm done with uploading to YouTube.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

T-ara on the Field

Following recent craze...

Here's some pictures of T-ara cheering South Korean team on for the World Cup 2014 qualifiers (or whatever that is, I'm not a soccer/ football person).

JiYeon: what the hell is HwaYoung doing

Sunday, June 10, 2012

What Does It Mean?

Though I've been listening to T-ara's song for a while now, I realized that I don't really know what the lyrics say. And as such, I've decided to slowly (but surely) find the English translation and get a better understanding of their songs.

So here's the first song I decided to look up:

I decided to check this song out because I really don't get all the "ma boy", "ma boo" and the other "ma" in Kpop.

Now that I've read the translation, I realized that this song is easily one of T-ara's saddest song (granted that I don't know the meaning to many of their songs).

Also, according to a more musically-inclined friend of mine, this song uses the same chord progression as TTL; this means that you should be able to sing TTL to the track of Ma Boo.

And I'm Back Up

So this is what happened...

I had a mini-renovation and the guys disconnected one of the phones, only to reconnect it to the wrong port of the ADSL filter, thus lagging my internet connection.

Here's what I missed:
-HyoMin appeared on Invincible Youth 2!
-and more of my videos got taken down from YouTube (don't worry, I've started uploading them only DailyMotion)

It's been tough fighting with slow Internet speed, and speaking of fighting, I've never seen Qri as unladylike as this:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Internet Down-ish

I understand that more and more of my videos on YouTube are being taken down, but unfortunately, my modem/ router has been giving me headaches recently - my connection speed is down to a crawl. Will try to fix it and re-upload the videos.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

[eng sub] 110825 Mnet Wide Open Studio

A very helpful friend by the name of Milkyway has help made English Subtitles for the following video.

If any of you are available, why not try a little subbing, it helps improves your language abilities too.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

How Korean Age Works

Quite a number of people has asked me how Koreans calculate their ages, so here's simple explanation/ guide.
I hope I'm right.
here's an exception - she's alway 18

Basically, Koreans calculate their ages the same way Chinese used to do it - you're born as a 1-year-old, and for every new lunar year, you gain +1 bonus to your age.

So a quick way to find out how old your favorite idol (which I hope is T-ara) is to just add 1 to the idol's age after the idol's birthday of the year is over.

Here's an example:

Saturday, June 2, 2012

YouTube Links for You

I've split it into 4 parts and uploaded them to YouTube. Enjoy!

Even if you're not free, go to part 4, 4m35s, listen to it with earphones and/or turn up the volume; listen for around 20s, is the sound in the background BoRam's crying? Or is it just me tired from subbing xD

[eng sub] T-ara on SunHee's A Night like This Radio Show

[edit: I didn't know DailyMotion spam ads, shall upload to YouTube when I'm free]

It's finally out!
Note: the quality of the sub is sort of low as the Chinese subtitles skipped many parts and aren't really coherent. For some parts, I actually listened really hard and google translated the Korean in English. (also, I used DailyMotion, I hope it's not that bad)

On the show, T-ara talked about their past relationships and what they hope the future ones will be like; so here's what to look out for in this 44minutes long radio show:
JiYeon's Ideal Type
Qri Crying?
HyoMin's Interruption
BoRam Crying

Full Show:

[hard eng sub] T-ara on SunHee's A Night like... by TimeToTiara

Here are the exciting bits:

Friday, June 1, 2012


Sorry in advance for the recent onslaught of SoYeon-related post; after all, she is my bias and I have been doing some intense subbing of the radio show.

In short, the radio show is one of the hardest shows I've attempted - it has all members of T-ara talking together, puns in Korean, sub-standard Chinese subtitles, and worst of all, there's no video to look at while subbing! (but the content makes the subbing worthwhile)

Anyway, here's SoYeon's impromptu harmonizing to YoSeob's singing of GOD's "Lies".

While I'm not a singer, I do sing once in a while, and harmonizing is something I have been trying to do (without any success).

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

[Eng Sub] Weekly Idol (not by me!)

Still subbing the Radio show, believe me, it's worth the wait, so pardon me for just dumping another Subbed Video.

This is subbed by YouTuber stupidgerxp, click through to the channel for the other parts.

Also, if you haven't already realized, there are 2 request pages - one new and the other, old - and only the newer one has Disqus commenting enabled, so please use the newer one if you want your requests to reach my email inbox directly. (The old one will still be around while I go through the requests.)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

While I'm Subbing

Remember the Crown Princess Project that featured artists including iu, beg, apink, missa, girl's day and not forgetting BoRam and SoYeon from T-ara?

Here you go. (if you don't find the show nice, just watch the last part)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Other Recommendations

While I'm definitely a QUEEN'S, I do enjoy songs by other artists too.

In the comments section of almost every snsd YouTube video, you can see a huge fan war being waged. I once saw a commenter, even after claiming that he or she is a sone, being attacked after saying that the performance is "not perfect". I suppose that's one disadvantage of being too popular - you attract really really crazy fans, and it just takes a single one to ruin the image of the whole.

I'm proud to say that us queen's seldom concern ourselves with such wars; we're a peace loving bunch! However, in the event that we are involved in fan wars, it certainly helps for us to know songs beyond T-ara's. (so we can give a balanced argument)

And here's one that I really really like; and it's still T-ara related (if you're a queen's you should know)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Request Away~

Finally, I've decided to make a proper [Request] page; here's a brief reason why:

your expression when someone is willing to provide subs

Every time I get a request, I'll copy the URL/ video title into a notepad, which will be saved in my TimeToT-ara folder (along with everything TimeToT-ara related).


[How to Request]
- Request videos to be subbed by commenting below. (one video/ series per comment)
- If you see a video you want subbed already requested, like the comment for the video instead.

[How I choose what to Sub]
1. popularity, as indicated by likes on comment
2. effort needed, which includes:
    - length of video (more importantly, length of T-ara screen time)
    - type of video (freestyle varieties like Pretty Boys are harder to sub compared to standard talk shows)
    - also, it'll definitely be easier for me if the following resources are provided with the requests:
        - link to the video (HD)
        - link to Chinese subbed version of the video (fyi, I translate from Chinese subs)
3. how much I like the video (you can try swaying my views by providing your views along with the request)

[How I go about Subbing]
<!--to be updated-->


this is a Request page, not Promise page - TimeToT-ara

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Wasted Effort...

Spent my day trying to make a HowTo infographic on joining T-ara's Daum Fan Cafe.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Different Voices of SoYeon

Almost all groups have a member designated as the Main Vocal; but while the main vocals in other idol groups are usually in charge of the sustained high notes towards the climax of the song, SoYeon almost never does that.

SoYeon's real forte when it comes to singing is her phenomenal vocal control.
Let's start with the first example:

"SoYeon is more about blending in then standing out; rather then purely standing out" -- TimeToT-ara

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

She's only 14!

T-ara's 9th member is a 14-year-old girl; and if you missed the 8th member, she's 19. And that will bring T-ara's average age down from 22.9 years old to a new young of...

21.5 years (hope my high school math didn't fail me). And honestly, that's no reason for adding new members.

When HwaYoung joined T-ara, many fans were doubtful; and I'm sure she put in a lot of effort to catch up to the rest of the members. She had to learn the dance and singing parts to all previous songs, get use to variety shows and the most difficult of all - also make friends with a group of already extremely bonded friends.

fistfights were common when HwaYoung just joined
Now, imagine all these, but more: T-ara is even more popular now, and they are already into Japanese market, capable of speaking basic Japanese. And the new member is only 14.
"kekeke, remember when we ganged up and ostracized you? now's your turn"

That brings me to the topic of how T-ara has one of the widest spread of age among members. From the least young group of BoRam and Qri, to the middle group of EunJung and HyoMin and finally to the youngest of HwaYoung and JiYeon (SoYeon is sort of like the bridge between the first 2 groups).

the often neglected "middle child"

In this 7-ara configuration, the age gap between BoRam and JiYeon (widest gap) is already 7 years and 1 month. Seems like their CEO kks is intending to introduce the fourth generation into T-ara by adding the 14-year-old (BoRam is almost twice her age).

T-ara's unnie line

(this is secretly a mini airport fashion post)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Release Your Kpop Spasms!

Here goes the self-promotion...

I have been into Kpop for quite some time now; and just like every other fan, I watch Dramas and Variety Shows, listen to Albums and Live Performances, and while doing these, I very frequently chance upon stuff that I believe the whole world - or perhaps all those into Kpop - should know.

And share I did. While there are social media like Facebook and Twitter, I don't always want to fill all my friends' feeds with my endless Kpop Spasms. So when I see something share-worthy - from latest news to interesting pictures to rare videos - I post them here.

However, what I post here is really just the tip of my Kpop iceberg, there are just so many other things that I want to share but later consider them too trivial for a blog post. So, with 2 of my fellow fans and friends, I created a portal just for sharing this bits of Kpop Spasms:

No prize for guessing where we got the idea from.

    So here's how the portal work:
Firstly, like mentioned above, when you feel the urge to share something but doesn't want to bother your non-Kpop friends on normal channels, visit KpopTard, click on the "post" button and post away. You can share all the images and YouTube videos knowing fully well that no one will complaining about your spamming. (right now, that's no need for you to get an account to make a post)

Secondly, it's for when you have the Kpop cravings but doesn't know where to go. allkpop may have too many irrelevant stuff while fans on major fans sites may post every little thing about the idols, thinking that all the news are interesting (even if they are not). So when you're just done with a drama or back from a concert, feeling that life has no other meaning, visit KpopTard and see all the BEST rated content.

That's right, there's a rating system: you "like" the posts that you like, and posts with most likes become popular so others can see what you like. That said, this require for KpopTard to have a sizable community first and as of now, KpopTard is just born - or baked, if I may - so please be patient with it,

    join the community,
        contribute by posting,
                and commenting!
(and perhaps giving me your most honest feedback)

On a side note, my friends and I have been using and will continue to use this portal to release our kpop spasms, so even if you have no interest in the portal, do drop by if you want more of my kpop rantings.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Just a Drawing

Here's a really nice (at least to me) fan drawing:

credit: 铅白@T-araChina
Click for mega big version

That's it. I'm feeling lazy today; and tomorrow, there shall be some self-promotion on something that I've been working on with some friends...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bo Ram Day

Finally, after going through each and every other member of T-ara, it's Bo Ram's turn!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Why have you deserted Korea?

Although there's not much big event for T-ara in Korea recently...

T-ara's first Japanese full album - Jewelry Box - is going to be released this coming June, and together with the release, there are many wonderful pictures, and here are three of them:

The official Japanese site is http://www.t-ara-official.com/

To be honest, I don't really like T-ara's Japanese style - I just can't shake off the feeling that they are trying to sell sex, by wearing really short and/or tight performance outfits. That said, I do like T-ara wearing tiaras (just like in T-araDotCom).

Also, due to the language barrier, T-ara's appearances on Japanese broadcasts tend to be repetitive and thus boring; most of the time, it'll be some talking, some T-ara demonstrating dance moves/ doing simple challenges and finally performance of 2 songs on average.

(the photos above reminds me of kara)

Rejected Definition of T-ara

Some time ago, on my old blog, there was this post about my trying to define T-ara on Urban Dictionary.

In gist, I realized T-ara is not defined on UD while snsd has lots and lots of definition,

so I wanted to try adding my own:

Unfortunately, here's the reply:
Thanks for your definition of T-ara!
Editors reviewed your entry and have decided to not publish it.
I wonder how all those random definition got onto Urban Dictionary when my definition is so accurate.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

More Stuff Taken Down by YouTube

Unfortunately, part 6 of episode 10 Pretty Boys has also been taken down by YouTube.
While I look into possible solutions - since Facebook has an irritating video size limit - do enjoy the following SoYeon videos I found while looking for the missing Inkigayo Special Song by T-ara.

Inkigayo Special Songs

I just realized that on most episodes of Inkigayo, there'll be a PSA song, and after digging around, here are some T-ara ones.

Korean Beef

If you paying attention to what they are doing, you'll realize that there's actually some plot to the Music Video.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Crying EunJung Part II [Dream High]

Most unfortunately, in yesterday's post, I totally forgot about Dream High, in which EunJung played Yoon BaekHee - a loyal friend who was turned to the Dark Side.

I shall be completing yesterday's post on EunJung by filling up most of EunJung's crying scenes in Dream High. But before that, let's watch something happy - here's one of my favorite scenes in Dream High.

Alright, with that over and done with, now that everyone is feeling inspired and fuzzily warm inside, it's time for some EunJung's tears.
[Spoiler Alert!]

Friday, May 11, 2012

Can't get enough of EunJung's Crying?

The latest EunJung version of "I Know" reminded me of some other crying scenes by EunJung. So, below are some scenes of EunJung crying -- both while acting and in real life.

(fret not, I've set the start time to just before the crying, and in some cases, I have provided the reasons too)


Filming for Zia's "The way I am" on We Got Married:

EunJung witness her groom-to-be being hit by a car while returning from the florist with a bouquet in his hands.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pleasantly Surprised, Slightly Disappointed

If you're just here for the links...
[hard eng sub] YangPa, Lee BoRam, SoYeon - I Know (Oh In Hye Ver.)
[hard eng sub] YangPa, Lee BoRam, SoYeon - I Know (EunJung Ver.)
[soft eng sub] YangPa, Lee BoRam, SoYeon - I Know (EunJung Ver.)

Do note that EunJung's lines in the different versions are different, so if you have the time, I would strongly recommend watching both. Also, for the soft sub, only the part when EunJung is speaking is subbed.
By the way, my favorite version is the EunJung one.

Moving on, my take on the song; if you're interested, do follow along.

[Eng Sub] I Know

I'm on a subbing spree!
Here's YangPa's new song - I Know(알아요) featuring SoYeon(T-ara) and Lee BoRam(SeeYa)

So far, I'm only done with EunJung's part; will continue with the lyrics soon.

Monday, May 7, 2012

[hard eng sub] 090729 Radio Star (T-ara Debut)

Tried uploading onto YouTube, but once again, YouTube decided to block the video. In the end, I had to break the videos into smaller parts (Facebook has a 100mb per video limit).

Here you go:

Sunday, May 6, 2012

So Yeon Day

Subbing <Radio Star> is proving to be quite big of a challenge as the Chinese subbed source I have is less than ideal: the captions are subbed inline with normal conversation with any differentiation and I only realized that halfway through.

So, some So Yeon to clear the stress first.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Dawn of T-ara

Subbing the first few minutes of Radio Star reminded me of this video:

Back when they were still rookies,
BoRam is supposed to be the awkward and shy one
EunJung the mother
JiYeon is the smiling angel
SoYeon is the cheerful prankster
Qri is cutie pretty
and HyoMin is mood-maker

Right now, it's definitely a different story
BoRam is more of the mother (or just the little big sister that she is)
EunJung is... (I didn't get to see much of her on Pretty Boys)
JiYeon has become the face of the group
SoYeon is still the prankster and gossip monger, especially when she's with BoRam
Qri would be the smiling angel
HyoMin is still the mood-maker, but the mood she creates is usually an awkward one (with her "great" sense of humor)
not forgetting HwaYoung, who appears more maknae than the actual maknae (JiYeon) and the bogus maknae (BoRam)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

[New Project] T-ara's Debut Show

I'll be subbing this:

This video will be my raw source; if you know of a higher res version, do tell me.
If it's already subbed, tell me too.

And by the way, I'm trying out a new comments system - Disqus; it's importing the old comments right now. Hopefully it solves the problem of me not getting notified properly and accurately when there are new comments.

For the Lazy Ones

If you're too lazy to browse through the Korean Wild Roses site, here's some (of my favorite) pictures from there.

Not forgetting the 2 official Wallpapers (1024 and 1280)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May's Wallpaper

Yet another new wallpaper; but I wasn't able to find a nice high resolution one, so this shall do.
I've also uploaded the previous T-ara Wallpapers.

Below are some other pictures I considered.

Monday, April 30, 2012

You May Have Seen This... But...

Most of you should have seen this by now:

Gave me the "wtf" feel when I first watched it.
Also, I've noticed that the member solo parts received way fewer views compared that the 30 seconds one (22,238 views when I last checked). Do support your favorite members and watch their solo parts here.

But, have you visited the official site? Here, follow through to the official site http://www.wildroses.kr/default.asp for even more T-ara. (it may take a while to load)
You're welcome!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Another Place to get Pictures

As I have previously shared, there are many great places to Find Pictures of T-ara.

Here's another source, and what's great about this? It's an official source, pictures of performance on Mnet Countdown by Mnet. Here, http://global.mnet.com/program/programdetailphotodetail.m?searchProgramVO.program_id=74&searchProgramVO.img_id=35626

By the way, if you have a facebook account, there's a screen capture contest going on right now.
<Mcountdown One Asia Tour : Hello Japan> Capture Event

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

CCM Ballads

While Kim Kwang Soo may be weird in his way of managing T-ara, it's hard to deny the fact the CCM has produced many of the best ballads around.

Random Picture of EunJung
An anecdotal one - every time CCM releases a new ballad, listening to it just once will not be enough for me, be it
Davichi's Don't Say Goodbye,
Davichi and T-ara's We Were in Love, or the more recent
Love is All the Same byYangpa, Lee Haeri and Hanna, and many many more,
the first listen will be followed immediately by a second one, and most likely the third.

While we await So Yeon's participation in Yangpa's coming album, below is "Love is All the Same" by Yangpa, Haeri and Hanna

Monday, April 23, 2012

Not 100%, but close

Here's the list I managed to come up with:
I've got 18 out of 22, so that's 81.8%
purple = watched

Made-for-T-ara Shows:
T-ara Hello Baby
T-ara Bubi Bubi
T-ara Dot Com
T-ara World
T-ara Dream Girls
Pretty Boys for T-ara

Members Solos Variety Shows:
We Got Married [EunJung] [HyoMin]
100 Point Out of 100 [SoYeon from episode 8 onwards]
Heroes [JiYeon]
Invincible Youth [HyoMin]

Drama Series:
Dream High 2 [JiYeon]
Queen Insoo [EunJung]
Gye-Baek [HyoMin]
Dream High [EunJung]
Jungle Fish 2 [JiYeon]
My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox [HyoMin]
Coffee House [EunJung]
God of Study [JiYeon]
Hon [JiYeon, BoRam]

Angel of Death comes in Purple Heels [BoRam]
Gisaeng Ryung [HyoMin]
Spy Trader Kim Chul Soo's Recent Condition [Qri, cameo]
White [EunJung]
Death Bell 2 [JiYeon]
Death Bell [EunJung]

Looks like I'm quite near 100% (if I didn't miss out any shows)
How many of these have you watched?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

100% Completion (7-ara)

Since 7-ara is destined to end, it's about time to review how far from the 100% completion I am. (though I have no intention to achieve that)

Let's define what 100% completion means (to me).
<99% Completion>
Watched all:
T-ara Music Videos
Made-for-T-ara Variety Shows
Variety Shows with T-ara members as permanent guests/ participants (not one time appearance)
Drama Series with T-ara members as permanent characters (not cameo)
Movies with T-ara members as main/ semi-main characters
Listened to all:
T-ara official songs
Able to:
Recognize Album by Covers
List all Songs in each Album
Recall their Birth dates

Watched all:
Music Videos with T-ara members
Variety Shows with T-ara as guests
Drama with T-ara cameos
Movies with T-ara members' appearances (eg. the spy show with Qri)
Music Performances
Other Miscellaneous Footage (eg. news, musical)
Listened to all:
Songs T-ara ever sang on screen (eg. Hyo Min singing 2ne1's Fire on 1000 songs challenge)
Able to:

Memorized all the lyrics to all T-ara songs
Looked through all pictures on each member's twitter
Know all the members bio, including height, weight, etc

Did I miss anything?

I shall try to list the variety shows/ dramas/ movies/ guest music videos and tally up my % completion tomorrow.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hyo Min Day

It's Hyo Min day! I couldn't get much variety of photos, since most pictures are of her looking pretty, so here's an animated gif.

T-ara Hyo Min Blonde Why Are You Being Like This

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Other Groups

What other groups do you listen to?

Here's some of mine:
SeeYa (lots and lots of wonderful songs)
Davichi (amazing vocals)
B2ST (catchy songs)
FTisland (I like hong ki's unique voice)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Super Big Hair Accessories

"Small is Cute, Big is Vulgar" - anon

But that's not the case for T-ara's hair accessories.
[So Yeon]


Sorry, there's only 2, I wish I found more.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

T-ara Princess

I've been trying to find Eng Subs for this, and finally...

For the whole show, support the original uploader iTheTimes

Friday, April 13, 2012

Now what? Ji Yeon Day

Now that I'm done with Pretty Boys, I supposed I can fulfill some of the previous requests. But before that, I shall be taking a break. And for no particular reason, today is Ji Yeon day! (Hwa Young day was some time last week)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hard Subs... and more words

Hard subs are up. Click through to enjoy the final episode of Pretty Boys for T-ara with hard coded subtitles.

But if you don't mind reading words by me that aren't subtitles, do read on for what I have to say.

- Don't ever think that translator plays the most important role in a sub group (I did). Other roles are tough as well.

- Timers have to listen for when the person starts speaking, and if you watched the cooking episodes, you'll realized how difficult that can be with all 7 members of T-ara speaking at the same time. (Although it may not be that bad of a thing watching the same parts over and over again to synchronize the timing if you really like T-ara)

- Encoders and uploaders, by virtue of their being in the later stages of production, are expected to be as speedy as can be. While many may think that all encoders and uploaders have to do is to click the "encode" or "upload" buttons and wait for their mega powerful computer or breakneck lightning speed broadband to do the work, that is simply not true. Programs tend to crash and internet intermittent, and once any of these happens, a full re-encode or re-upload is needed. Consequently, while encoding and uploading, a periodic check is needed; And until the job is done, no one can feel safe.

The End

Finally, the last episode is subbed too (soft is done, hard is still being encoded).

But before you enjoy the subs, here's some words from T-ARACHINA at the end of their last video. Do read through it for without them, there won't be this English subs.
still thinking of when we just started on this production journey of Pretty Boys for T-ara
but time flies
and it's time for us to bid Pretty Boys farewell

unknowingly, in these 4 months that we've been with Pretty Boys
there's too much to express, the words may not be eloquent
a heartfelt thanks go out to those of you reading this
thanks for being with us all this while
is it because of your anticipation that we penned those words

thanks go out to all the eager members from the T-ARACHINA sub group
the responsible translator zhu-er, humorous translator serit1989
speedy linlin
overpowering Juan
Fally and dqm912 who are always around unconditionally
BgChen who spent countless sleepless nights encoding
and also everyone from Tai-T-ARA fan group who has been helping out

we've come to the moment we have to wave each other goodbye with a smile
do treasure all the times spent with T-ARA
continue loving... loving fiercely
this file is ending, we'll meet in the next....
Here's the link:
[English Subtitles] Pretty Boys for T-ara

Monday, April 9, 2012

While I'm Subbing...

Enjoy this colorful picture of the 7 member T-ara while I sub the final episode of Pretty Boy for T-ara (most likely the last show by the 7-ara).

The original is available at T-ara's page on CCMent's website, where you can find out about their schedules, profiles, and other stuff.
And below is the grayscale version.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Pretty Boy Episode 11 [Final]

The episode numbers from the Korean sites are confusing, but more importantly, this is the last episode.
And even more importantly, read what T-ARACHINA has to say here.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Funny T-ara

Here's Eun Jung on Gag Concert. It's a nice show so do watch the whole segment (not whole show).

The audience were so surprised when Eun Jung entered. (especially the lady's expression at 1m12s)

It's not subbed by me, so remember to thank that original (one-time) subber on the YouTube channel.

Friday, April 6, 2012

if you were too busy to keep up with T-ara news

Here's a summary of all T-ara's recent news on the addition of members.

14th March - Kim Kwang Soo (KKS) announced that T-ara will undergo huge changes with regards to the member. And the purpose is to allow T-ara to continue growing.

16th March - KKS mentioned that T-ara will become a 8 to 9 member group, through addition and/ or replacement of members. This is help reduce complacency of current members.

5th April - During an phone interview with newen, KKS revealed that the 2 new members will be able to share the singing burden of the current main vocalist - So Yeon, and thus allow T-ara to have a wider genre of songs.

6th April - KKS - via a hand written message - asked the fans to be understanding and to show more love and concern to T-ara. Also, he said that compared to those who are trying to catch up, the ones in front must work even harder to maintain their positions. He hopes for T-ara to not be complacent, and to work not just for a Korea's T-ara, but a Asia's T-ara.

The 2 new members will be joining T-ara's activities in July.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hwa Young Day

It has been awhile since I shared about Hwa Young, as there's no interesting news, I shall share some pictures instead (hopefully these pictures are rare and interesting enough so I won't be duplicating resources online).

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pretty Boys Special Episode 4

Not surprisingly, another "special" episode.
(seems like part4 got my account another copyright hit, I'll be uploading future episodes on another YouTube account)

Someone Tell Me Why

Know the song "I'm Really Hurt"? It's in the repackaged album , along with the more popular "I Go Crazy Because of You". Here's the question - why are there 3 different versions for "I'm Really Hurt" when all 3 versions are so similar?

First up, my personal favorite out of the three, part 2:

Why is this my favorite? Because I learnt how to differentiate the members of T-ara using it (on hindsight, it's not a good MV for doing that).

Monday, April 2, 2012

Third Wallpaper

Wow, it's already the third wallpaper, missed the first 2? Here they are:
(left click to enlarge the pictures, then right click and select 'save image' to get the original sizes I have; Eun Jung is the biggest)

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Vocal Line

Seems like T-ara decided who's in the vocal line since debut.

Rarely see them dancing with such huge movements.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Listened to Some Old Songs

Quick question - what is T-ara's first ever released song?

Lies? Congrats, you got the wrong answer.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Big Big Pictures

Ever wondered besides Tiaradiadem (and T-araChina which I frequently mention), what other T-ara sites are there? Here's some that I know and that I have been to, in no particular order of preference:


Baidu Tieba <member name> for each of the individual members (something I don't find for English sites)

... I think you get the trend (hint: birthday)


For some big pictures of Qri from her 861212.com, click through to the full post.

Monday, March 26, 2012

More Pre-Debut Goodness (Bo Ram Edition)

Another lazy quick share:

Things about Bo Ram that I learned from these photos:
1. she wasn't always so thin (I do recall other members saying how Bo Ram lost 20kg, or maybe pounds)
2. she wasn't born with double eyelids 3. [inferred] she must have been really determined and disciplined to lose that much weight

(note: apparently this photo surfaced on some Korean forum on the 26th, could it be Kim Kwang Su trying something funny?)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

How JangWoo Kissed HyoMin and JiYeon

Just in case you're wondering...

If you want to hear him singing the song leading up to the kiss, go to 25s.

Friday, March 23, 2012

SoYeon, Singing with a Crutch

Oh my goodness, I think So Yeon is injured too. I'm not a fan of reporting news, I have to share this; so here's the video of T-ara performing some songs, with So Yeon singing by the side, supported by a crutch.

She still managed to wink and smile.

Ghost Play, No Subs, Only Good Pics n Clips

I have been trying to find the subs for T-ara Ghost Play, unfortunately all I can find are pictures. Anyway, there isn't much talking in the show, and I've picked out some interesting parts that you may want to watch.

Davichi's appearance; it's funny how T-ara is visited by Kang Min Kyung (around 19 years old then), who is younger than all but one T-ara member. (or 2 including Hwa Young)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Old Show, New Subs [110403 Bouquet by PJYSubs]

Remember this?
EunJung SoYeon Kissing, T-ara Eun Jung and So Yeon Exploring

I recently found it subbed at PJYSubs. (I strongly recommend bookmarking this site)
Just to spoil the show, the lady is Qri's mother.

However, if you don't have time for such old shows, here's a gist of what the show is about: Together with all 7 members of T-ara, Qri's mother is invited to the show; a panel of celebrities is supposed to guess whose mother she is through a series of questioning.

Things to look out for in the show:
T-ara talking about boyfriends
Eun Jung and So Yeon (almost) kissing
Qri, Eun Jung and Ji Yeon crying

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

T-ara Survived This

With the impending revolution, I did some reading up on some past criticisms and problems T-ara managed to pulled through. Here's the share:

Qri's role as a "vixen" is a variety show to test how strong the love between a real couple actually is. As a result, Netizens leave hateful comments on Qri’s minihompy
This was before debut when she's only 21.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Girl who looks cute even with T-ara around

Just here to share a video (that not many have seen):

Watch it, you know you want to know how T-ara made the cute girl cry.

By the way, TimeToTiara03 will be where I'll upload videos that may get me banned. I've also re-uploaded the Sexy SoYeon and T-ara Without Make-up

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pretty Boys Episode 10

Worry not, I'm still alive and subbing; and so here's the actual episode 10, SOFT SUBS, hard one will be ready tomorrow (I'm in Singapore, you do the time conversion).

Friday, March 16, 2012

What Will Happen To T-ara?

So here's the news (that you most probably have heard): Core Content Media's CEO Kim Kwang Soo announced that T-ara will undergo a huge change of members, possibly switching out some and adding some, turning T-ara into a 8 or 9-membered group.

Enjoy the old T-ara pictures below:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Just Some Old Pictures of Young EunJung [image intensive]

EunJung was never one of my top favorites, but looks like things have changed:

Here's some old pictures of EunJung, some are promotional pictures while others are more like normal everyday pictures. My favorite is the one above, look for yours below:

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Qri Starts All The Songs!

If you haven't already realized, the first person to sing in most of T-ara's recent promotional songs is usually Qri. Let's count:

Latest one that I've seen:

Thursday, March 8, 2012

More of HyoMin's We Got Married

If both the Chinese and Korean versions of HyoMin's We Got Married are not enough for you, here's more:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wrong Move

I was just watching T-ara's Lies Japanese Version when I noticed this:

If you look carefully, you'll realize that all the members have their right leg extended outwards except for BoRam.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Shinee T-ara

When someone mentions Tony Moly, the image that usually comes to my mind (and most likely everyone else's too) is that of EunJung, and recently, HyoMin too, as she was the star of the mist commercial that appeared in the Pretty Boys episodes.

So here's some pictures of other members for a change.:

HwaYoung does look like the main character in You're Beautiful with this hairstyle.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Is that JiYeon?

According to JiYeon's English Wikipedia page, she appeared in this music video: (if anyone knows where I can get a high quality version of this, please let me know)

I had a look and discovered that Shin Bong Sun was in it too.

Friday, March 2, 2012


I forgot where I heard this from (most probably a movie), but there's a saying about how you can judge a team by the relationships between the members - if the members are really close, it means that they have been through much together, and thus the group must be well-trained.

Here's some pictures showing of the close relationship within T-ara (mostly SoYeon, as she appears to be the most huggy person). I shall apologize in advance for the coming onslaught of SoYeon's pictures.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Explicit Content

Here's something I've been reluctant to post; however, since I got a good wtf moment from watching it, I think it deserves to be shared:

Please be warned that explicit lyrics are involved.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Good Things Must Be Shared

On my old wordpress blog, there is this page call the "Everything T-ara", and the more specific "Everything [insert member's name]". It is where I keep an archive of video clips/ pictures/ animated gifs or anything else that I find interesting but not yet worthy of a post just for it. Here's an example:

Now, I'm trying to set up something similar here,

Pretty Boys Episode 10 [special episode 1]

Looks like the news that T-ara is going to half a break is indeed through, seeing how this episode is comprised fully of past video footages. (as such, T-araChina has decided not to sub it, and I won't be able to sub it too)
Also, since it's special episode 1, I think there'll be a second not-so-special special episode.

Here goes:

Monday, February 27, 2012

quote: Cutest Creature on Earth

Cute idols look cute when they dancing bubbly in their cutesy songs; whereas the cutest creature on Earth can be cute even in a song titled "Cry Cry".

I've set the start point to 1m12s, so just click the video, watch for ~6s, and you'll see it. Then rewind to make sure what you just saw is true.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Pretty Boys Episode 1

<Pretty Boys for T-ara>
subbed by TimeToT-ara

In every episodes, 6 pretty boys with a particular skillet will compete to be T-ara's pretty boy. The best pretty boy from each episode will then get an opportunity to do charity work with T-ara.

Live Singing at Music Bank@Paris

Even if you're not a big fan of music programs where the different singers/ groups/ idols sing the same song over and over again for a few weeks, you should watch the Music Bank at Paris Special.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pretty Boys Episode 2

One more episode and my YouTube channel is back online!

Remember These?

Once upon a time, there were 2 very popular YouTube videos...

...one was "JangWoo Enjoys SoYeon's Sexy Dance" and the other, "T-ara Before and After Makeup"; however, even though the videos were not even 30 seconds long, they were still taken down by the copyright owners, together with the YouTube account...

... but they're back!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pretty Boys Episode 3

Here's episode 3, the manager episode with Qri's bicycle date.

T-ara's by not-T-ara

Due to my trying to learn the guitar, recently, I have wondered into the road not taken - fan covers.

I suppose most 'normal' fans would ignore those fan cover videos when browsing on YouTube; however, I would suggest that - once in a while - you click on one of those videos, and you may be surprised by what you find.

Enough talk, here's what clicking on cover videos lead me to (not really fan covers though)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Another Benefit of knowing Hangul

Back in the WordPress days, I demonstrated how to get more of T-ara by searching with English, Korean, Japanese and also Chinese search terms; consider this the second episode (and it's way better than the first).

Here's the unnecessary jump.

Pretty Boys Episode 4

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pretty Boys Episode 5

Japanese Goodness that you've been missing out on

Ever since their first Japanese showcase last year, T-ara has been appearing on many Japanese variety shows, doing stuff like visiting theme parks, shopping malls and as usual - eating.

And if what I observed from my fellow kpop fans is representative of the general fan population, it would mean that we somehow don't understand Japanese more so than we don't understand Korean, that's why we still watch Korean shows but not Koreans appearing on Japanese shows.

Anyway, here's a clip made by a Japanese fan, detailing all the weird noises BoRam made while on Japanese TV. Enjoy.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pretty Boys Episode 6

Looks like the pace I'm re-uploading the videos is going at one episode per day; so if you're waiting for any particular earlier episode, you can do your own maths.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pretty Boys Episode 7

I'm done uploading episode 7. Also, I've decided to create public playlists for the unlisted videos, this means that anyone can still browse my videos - they'll just have to go to my channel and click on the playlists.

SNSD > T-ara > the rest?

Here's something that I found recently - results of an "ideal-type" voting android app