Korean Female Singers

BoA (보아) – Girls on Top (걸스온탑): Lyrics, Translation, & Explanation

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Why open a post about a song with a mascara ad? Good question, to which the simple answer would be that Girls on Top came out nearly 6 years ago, and high-quality, eye-catching images of BoA from back then are hard to find. But, serendipitously, it also helps focus our minds on just how unconventional the song is.


Pin-up Girls as Role Models?

(Sources: left, right)

The first fruits of my lecture last weekend!


“Juvis Professional Diet” Does it Again…

(Source: Busan Focus, 15 June 2011, page 17)

With apologies to the guinea pigs that were the first to receive it back in March, as I get more practice I’m constantly updating (and hopefully improving) my public lecture on gender and Korean advertising, and as I prepare to give it a fourth time this weekend I realize I’ve been seriously remiss in not mentioning Koreans’ exceptionally tolerant attitudes towards photoshopping in it previously.


With Great Legs Comes Great Responsibility?

(Source: Seoul Focus, May 17 2011, p. 13)

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