Akdong Musician(AKMU) – ‘GIVE LOVE’

I used to blog up some YouTube videos here, istarblog.com, particularly K-pop or sort of. Because K-pop musics are indeed entertaining , plus, the soul of the song are still there which capture the interests of the listeners even it does sang in their mother tongue, Hangul/Korean. Yeah! that’s how the Korean musics invades the whole music industry today.. Also, Korean pop music are composes of variety of materials where you can even hear some jazz sounds to it and at the same time pop sounds are blending well to one another, I dunno on how they arrange their musics but overall the Kpop is amusing to listen and it is really catchy and easy to follow.

Few days back, the sibling duo, Akdong Musician, had released their new song called GIVE LOVE. Actually, I’ve heard this already when the siblings are still on to Kpop star and I think they’re the one who composed this song. But I am not still sure though about it.. ehhe but you can try to listen this give love song at above video, you may also see the duo dancing in their cute moves..

Top summer destinations

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Summer is not that close but some people like planning ahead. This is article for those who wonder where to go this summer. Here is a list of attractive summer destinations:

1. Maui. It has multi-colored beaches, jaw-dropping scenery and five-star resorts. Adventure-seekers can hike through the lush Haleakala National Park or drive the winding Road to Hana. Or if you’re craving a bit of sun, spend your summer lounging on Wailea’s shores.

2. Fiji. There really isn’t a bad time to visit Fiji, but many consider the summertime — with its constant sunshine — to be the best season. If you’re able to get away in early June, you might be lucky enough to score an over-water bungalow without busting your budget.

3. Antalya. According to Budget Travel magazine, the Turkish Riviera is a beautiful European destination that comes without an excessive price tag. Hotel rates have dropped by nearly 25 per cent in the past year, and as a result, it’s become a must-visit playground for money savvy travellers.

4. Sardinia, Italy – The Mediterranean Island of Sardinia has long been a favorite summer stop for Italians, but it’s stunning beaches, growing culinary scene, and historical monuments have helped make it the top summer destination for international travelers.

5. Algarve, Portugal – The Algarve region in southern Portugal is home to some of Europe’s most spectacular coastline and is still one of the continent’s most affordable vacation destinations. While coastal cities like Portimao and Albufeira are popular among package vacationers, Algarve’s real treasure is the endless miles of seaside cliffs dotted with spectacular grottoes, hidden beaches, seaside cafés, and dazzling underwater caves.

Also, dont forget to bring some cookies to bite as you travelling in any of the places mentioned on top. Just found them here for you to choose..

Beast/B2st x 1st Look

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K-pop industry had filled of talented guys and girls. Because each person or group are underwent into fatal training which basically lasted for 3 years at least before they’ll be debuted and share what they’d got afterwards. That is why you can see the passion and enthusiastic on each kpop stars today in their field, plus, they have to do something different too for them to get noticed by the crowd then receives the contentiously supports that may help them to be on the lead on their chosen craft. Yeah! that’s how the industry works and that’s how these Kpop stars live their life. Not easy right? so – better yet think 100 times first before you’ll consider yourself to be one soon ( as if it is your dreams to be into kpop industry).

Anyway, the one of the leading kpop group today, B2ST, had featured out on 1st magazine and you can see the whole set of photos below:

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These shots are simply amazing because they doesn’t pay attention much with the guy’s outfits ( like the usual kpop shots) but instead they’d more focused with emotions which makes the whole photo set an classy looking. By the way, B2st is composes of 6 members and you can check out YouTube for their some performances for you to know on how these guys work.

Alright, that will be all for now and I hope you’ll keep on checking me here for more Kpop updates and some fashion daily news.

Awesome Timepieces by Peter Cuderman

When Peter Cuderman set out on his quest to find a luxury watch, he never expected to be so taken back by the whole experience. After being frustrated, he decided to do something about it. The young B-school graduate left his cushy desk job in J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank and opened the doors to his business venture. He created Washington Mount Vernon, an American company that produces top quality watches. The inspiration for the company was from a watch discovered in the late 1800’s from the Washington Watch Company. Using a contemporary approach and inspiration from the Washington Watch Company, the first line, The 1776, was produced with a classic and timeless touch.
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An automatic watch; the timepiece comes with an ETA 2892 movement engraved beautifully with the company seal and the all seeing eye, bearing each owner’s serial number. The hour and hand minutes are small scale modeled hands of the Washington Memorial. While the watch presents a simplistic look, each hour and the WASHINGTON name are raised with a 1.5 mm height and .25 mm thick polished index.

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The package wouldn’t be complete without a box. The full sized treasure chest replica is a special reminder of the olden days of watchmaking. One of the company’s short term goals are to bring production from Switzerland to the United States. Each watch also comes with a certificate of authenticity, sealed in a wax envelope.

Washington Mount Vernon launched their Kickstarter campaign on May 2 and will be up and running for 43 days. You can pre-order a Washington 1776 for $575, roughly $700 of their suggested retail price. Go check out their campaign and support! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/washington/the-1776-premium-automatic-timepiece-watch

Great Pictures Only With the Fotor Online Photo Editor

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Amateur and professional photographers and people who take pictures for fun definitely know of and use several photo or image editing softwares. Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom are usually the preferred software but using them for minor editing is not practical since you would have to spend money. They have a free trial version but you can only use that for a limited period of time. So instead of using Adobe, it is better to just search the internet for free solutions especially if it is just minor editing that is required.

Fotor is a free online photo editing website which enables the user to edit his pictures, make customized photo cards for different special occasions; create cool and creative Collage (photo collages which includes template, montage, funky, photo stitching, and shape collages); and transforms images into a lifelike HDR (High Dynamic Range) image. Established in May, 2012, its goal is to bring a dominant and efficient yet easy to use professional level tool that everyone can utilize. It makes use of cloud computing to give a suite of high quality image processing tools that has a wide range of features. Users will be surprised at how sophisticated the software is. This commitment is kept in mind with every new product and version release.

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Fotor’s photo editor can resize and crop photos, adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, and sharpness, adjust the lighting curve, rotate, adjust the tone, colors, and straighten a twisted shot. You can likewise make your pictures more presentable and beautiful by adding photo frames and Efeitos para Fotos (effects), text, and clip art. They also have a one-of-a-kind color splash, mosaic, and tilt shift tools. For women who always want to look their best in pictures, Fotor also has a beauty retouching feature where blemishes and wrinkles are removed, skin is smoothened, blush is added, teeth is whitened, and red eye is eliminated. This Photo Editor is truly innovative and amazing!

It works across multiple platforms like iPhone, Windows, Mac, Windows 8, Android, and IOS so it is a handy tool to have. You can save your work in JPG and PNG formats when you are finished and share your images to your social networking sites like Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, and Twitter. If you are using the desktop version, you can also share your images straight from your desktop to your social sites.

uBEAT – Should Have Treated You Better

With all the sites I’ve got. This site, Istarblog.com, is the one I most liked and near to my hearth.lol Because the site talks about entertainment, lifestyle, personal matter and fashion at the same time. In short, it is well rounded site that means too. It can probably suits in any blog categories that can brings a bunch of opportunities on my way online. That’s why I cant really let this site go though there’s really a times ( hard times) of thinking off to let the domain expired and forget about it at all. But all of the sudden fate wont allow it to happen..haha That’s why I am still here blogging whatsoever I’d like to tackle whether it is related to kpop to my personal product reviews, doesnt matter.. as long my readers reads it and got still the inspiration to do this so.. lol Okay! enough for being emo..ahah and Let’s talk about the new subgroup kpop that I recently found over YouTube which the uBEAT.

uBEAT is actually from the kpop group U-Kiss, Yes! their were an subgroup. And I know most of you knew the group already so please bear with me then as I tells any inappropriate info about them because this was actually my first time to heard about them as I found their video ” uBEAT – Should Have Treated You Better”  over youtube which is really worth to share that’s why I included them up here. Other than that, nothing else where I know. hahah Sorry! but will try to post up more about  them soon as I got this time then to dig up youtube for some of their live performances. So – meantime, just check their video on top for you to see on how great these guys are..

Technology Trends to expect in 2014

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Technology has always been interested topic to think about, but it is even more interesting now, when the technology has a big influence in our lives. There are many things going on in the world and it is very hard to follow technology today since it is developing very fast. Here is a list of trends we can expect in this year:

1. More and more ads. There number of advertisements is expected to increase. It is the best way to sell your product or service. Of course this is about internet ads and not the ones we see off-internet.

2. 4K content. 4K HDTV offer screen resolution approximately four times better than your standard 1080p and what is surprising is that their price is not that expensive! This will be one of the best things that happened to the TV industry ever, even better than the 3D. People will sell their TVs and replace them with new 4K HDTV. Well, of course those who could afford to do so.

3. Smart home technology. Nest and Lockitron are companies that include technology in our homes. It is expected that many other companies will follow them which will lead into an “explosion” of smart home technology.

4. Bigger games. Well, the gaming industry is something that is expecting to be much more popular this year with bigger games.

Boys to Men, or Men to Boys? —Skincare Tips for Looking Young, Fresh, and Healthy

It’s easy to jump out of the shower, throw on some clothes and head quickly out of the door. For many guys, this is the standard “getting ready” routine. However, this rushed regimen can wreak havoc on your body’s largest organ: your skin. Just like your hair needs a regular cut and your nails need periodic trimming, your skin needs some attention, too. Here are some tips for keeping your skin looking fresh and healthy:

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Daily Cleanse

Skip the bar of soap and hot water mix, and instead cleanse your face with a good quality facial scrub every morning. A lot of guys just try to keep it simple, hence the bar of soap, but the combined effect of hot water and soap can dry out your skin, which only serves to increase the wrinkles and age you. Not good!

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Use a Daily Moisturizer

Once your face is nice and clean, apply a daily moisturizer. Ideally, pick one with sun protection factor (SPF) so that not only do you moisturize your skin well but you’ll also protect it from the harsh rays of the sun. Moisturizing every day will help you feel fresher and look younger, and give you softer skin. There are many moisturizers for men out there on the market, so test a few and you’ll quickly see which one is right for you.

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Invest in a Quality Razor

Shaving, a daily event for many men, can leave your skin tight, dry, and, if you’re not using the right equipment, irritated. With the right tools, however, you can lessen the effect. Invest in a good quality razor and you won’t be disappointed. Choose one that suits the condition of your skin and beard, be it sensitive or extremely coarse, and avoid cheap, drugstore razors at all costs. Splash some warm water on your face — maybe even squeeze in a quick facial scrub too — to open up those pores, then apply a moisturizing shaving gel before you get started.

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Drink Water

You’ve heard it so many times before but it really is true. Drinking a healthy amount of water will keep your body, and your skin, well hydrated and looking its best. Winter weather and temperatures go in particularly hard on the skin, as spending more time in the heated, indoor air can cause your skin to lose moisture. Dehydrated skin can look wrinkly and dry, so make sure you find time for those eight glasses of water a day.

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Eat Right

Finally, a healthy diet can also help improve the quality of your skin. Make sure your diet includes the recommended five fruits and vegetables each day. Fruits and veggies are high in antioxidants that will help protect your skin from damage. Carrots, sweet potatoes, kale, spinach and foods high in vitamin C — namely kiwis, blueberries, and papaya—are especially high in these powerful antioxidants so pack them into your meals whenever possible. Then watch how your skin thanks you later on!


With the right products and approach you can whip your skin into a fitter, healthier-looking protective layer in no time at all. You’ll look good but feel great! It all starts with a face scrub!


 Image by gerlos, used under Creative Commons license.


Kikwang Wears ‘Addicted Snob’ Snapback

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Kikwang Wears ‘Addicted Snob’ Snapback| Photo Credit: Coordi Nuna

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[SNOB] Metal Paisley Snap back in Gold – 67,310KRW @ GVG

Might someone over there might get interested to know on what these Kpop idols often wears most of the time especially the idols or celebrities they’d often look up too, right? today, let me share with you this piece of accessory, an cap perhaps that this guy named Kikwang, B2st member, wearing on the photo on top. Actually, I see a bunch of Snapback already of the same thing, design wise, about this Addicted Snob cap but I think the brand name, Snob, was the one most consider and demand today since most celebrities are fond of wearing it. Have you seen your fave idols recently wearing the same cap or anything pieces from the brand Snob already? I think, snob brand is kinda popular today in Korea? what do you think?

Since I was a guy that has a lot of spare time and due to my curiosity about the brand.. LOL I’ve decided to check on the brand’s main site and I’ve found out that the guy kikwang wears on the top photos has an price of 67,310KRW and indeed! SNOB is an local brand in Korea. But no worries. Because you can still buy the same cap or anything pieces within the brand by just checking their online store here: gvg.co.kr . Alright, that is the only information that I can give out here since the brand, Snod, is not yet affiliated on this site. hahaha They must see this write up and consider me as their influencer. ahah just send over some pieces on my way please???

Okay, that will be all for now  and I hope you’ll keep on checking me here for more fashion and news updates regarding with some kpop fashion as well brands and labels new in collections. Thank you so much!