Bieber’s ‘Baby’ Meets Chinese Countryside
Author: Chelsea Hawkins
Posted: August 1st, 2012
Filed Under: Video of the Week
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In the land of viral videos, there is no shortage of ambitious singer-songwriters strumming their renditions of Top 40 hits. The website, Beijing Cream, dug up a piece of YouTube gold, and has released onto netizens another offbeat cover of Justin Bieber’s 2010 chart-topper “Baby.”

Except instead of a baby-faced Canadian teen heartthrob, it’s a rough-around-the-edges Chinese man. Riding a cow. Continue Reading »

Video Roundup: Korean Tetris Master, Asian Liquor, Man vs. Melon
Author: Linda Son
Posted: July 7th, 2012
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Here are some videos we’re watching this week at KoreAm.

The Ultimate Korean Tetris Player
Even if you fancy yourself a Tetris expert, you should check out the skills of this Korean Tetris master. With unedited, lightning speed, this player completes rows of Tetris blocks in milliseconds.

Watermelon vs. Rubber Band
How many rubber bands does it take to erupt a watermelon? Hundreds. This trio of Korean guys took a bunch of rubber bands and stretched them over a watermelon to its breaking point and then some.

Lavinia Meijer
Adopted by a Dutch family, Korean-born Lavinia Meijer performs a wide array of styles of music on the harp. The renowned musician plays baroque, classical, romantic, modern and, for a spice of fun, a little jazz.

The Business of Drinking in Asia
If you’re going to do business in Asia, make sure you work on your alcohol tolerance level. MMXLII headed to SXSW in Austin, Texas, to see how the country’s hipsters handled the traditional liquors of Asia’s fastest rising markets: China, Korea and Japan.

Little Cousin Trying a Yellow Pepper
One of the highlights of childhood is the nature of curiosity. This kid was extremely curious about the taste of a yellow pepper, but upon finding out its taste, instant regret hit his face.

Paul Dang Yo Yo Master
Paul Dang, a Yo Yo master from Portland, Oregon, showed of his latest tricks in this video made by his friend. The Yo Yo tricks video has already reached over a quarter of a million hits.

If you have more videos you’d like us to see, email linda@iamkoream.com.

Video Roundup: Blind Chef, Pikachu on Acid, Rare Mushroom or Plastic Vagina?
Author: Linda Son
Posted: June 22nd, 2012
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Here are some videos we’re watching this week at KoreAm.

2NE1 – NEW EVOLUTION 1st WORLD TOUR is Coming! (ENG)
Earlier this week, we posted about how girl group 2NE1 will soon embark on their first world tour. The girls took to their YouTube channel to announce it to their fans.

Christine’s Apple Pie
Grab your tissues. On MasterChef US’s third season, blind contestant Christine Ha attempted to make apple pie for the first time. Unfamiliar with pies, the Vietnamese American lost her confidence and felt the pressure in this test. Chef Gordon Ramsay, opposite of his usual fiery and harsh attitude, spoke words of encouragement to Christine and the young chef eventually brought the other contestants to tears.

Benny Benassi/Skrillex Remix (Piano Cover) WITH DROP
Many times, young musicians cover classical pieces and add their own twist. This young pianist added her own twist by putting a dub step rhythm to the Benny Benassi piece.

How Cute Korean Girls Get What They Want
You either love aegyo or you hate the sugary sweet cuteness. This video shows just how aegyo can be used to get what you want.

Sex Toy Mistaken As Rare Fungi On Chinese News
An investigative news program from Xi’an, China has made it mainstream, but not for its journalism. The show aired a report on a very strange mushroom discovered by some villagers. What they thought to be a mushroom was actually a sex toy and the two minute report became the joke of the Internet.

Suction Mat Made In Japan Cleans Shoe
Walk into a house and it is customary to wipe your feet on a mat. That mat, however, will quickly become dirty and need to be washed. Paionia Furyokuki, however, has created a mat that does all the work for you by sucking up the dirty off of people’s shoes.

Pikachu On Acid Cartoon
The audience originally exposed to Pokemon when it first premiered has matured in the past 16 years. With that maturity comes parodies of the Japanese cartoon with mature themes, such as this short animation about Pikachu on LSD.

‘Smoking Kid’ – Thailand Anti-Smoking Commercial
In this anti-smoking ad by Ogilvy Asia, Thai men and women are stopped by children and are asked for a light. The adults take no time to tell the children that smoking is bad and harmful to their health. The kids then ask the adults, “Then why do you smoke?” And leave them with a note. This very emotional ad has also been published on CBS News.

If you have more videos you’d like us to see, email linda@iamkoream.com.

Bacon With a Side of Whopper
Y. Peter Kang
Author: Y. Peter Kang
Posted: April 23rd, 2012
Filed Under: Video of the Week
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In this stomach-churning video, a Japanese man attempts to eat a Whopper that is topped with 1,050 pieces of bacon. Bloggers at Rocket News 24 decided to take advantage of Burger King Japan’s 15 strips of bacon for 100 yen ($1.20) promotion. Continue Reading »

Video Roundup: Adele Cover, Dumbfoundead, K-pop Tot
Author: Linda Son
Posted: December 30th, 2011
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Here’s a look at some of the videos we are watching this week at KoreAm.

15-Year-Old Korean Girl Covers “Rolling in the Deep”
On KPOP Star, an American Idol-esque reality show, teenager Park Jimin amazed the judges with her rendition of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” BoA, J.Y.P. and Y.G. were the three judges and during the teenager’s fermata, the former two judges showed pleased reactions by applauding and cheering. J.Y.P. even made a comment about wanting to kidnap her and bring her back to his company if he could.

Sh-t Asian Girls Say
There are certain phrases and sentences that girls just seem to repeat over and over again. This video captures those priceless moments of the things Asian girls tend to say.

Dumbfoundead Spotlight
Dumbfoundead had a spot on Last Call with Carson Daly where he talked about his latest album, DFD, and his early start with freestyle and battling in L.A.

Toddler K-Pop Fan
This screaming and cheering toddler may be one of MBLAQ’s biggest fans. He jumps around as he awaits the results of that weekend’s M!Countdown winner to be announced in hopes that MBLAQ wins. Toddler Hajin has to be a huge MBLAQ fan since his uncle is Mir, the group’s rapper.

Kindergarten Students sing ‘Space Oddity’
These adorable 4- and 5-year-old South Korean kindergarteners love singing along to David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” The kids read off the lyrics from the big screen to the tune of their English teacher’s guitar strumming.

2011 in Review
With only a couple of days left in 2011, Google and Yahoo create videos to show the historic year we just had. Both search engines use pictures and video clips from the biggest events and changes that occurred to recap the year.

Google’s Video:

Yahoo’s Video can be viewed here.

If you have videos to share, email linda@iamkoream.com.

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