Kpop Workout – Part 5 A Killer Workout

Posted by Stephanie on May 20, 2020


Best Kpop 1000 Calorie Workout

So, update! Two weeks on Intermittent Fasting and I’m back down to my pre-COVID weight. Still not where I wanted to be at least I’m headed in the right direction. Is it IF itself or the matter of having more structure? Or is this newest Kpop Workout? (Spoiler alert: This workout is killer!). I don’t really care, but I’m inspired to keep up the work!

Ready to begin this workout? Trust me when I say you’re not!

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Yoo Ah In and Park Shin Hye: #Alive With Zombies.

Posted by Stephanie on May 19, 2020


#Alive, Yoo Ah In and Zombies

Are we ready for more zombies??? After watching Kingdom 2, I’d say mmmmm…. nah, I think I’m going to pass, I’ve had my fill for a while, but the casting of the upcoming #Alive? Sign me up. I’ll bring my homemade antibacterial gel, I’ll double up my face mask, I’ll shove my hands into ziplock bags to sit in a theater to witness this.*

Park Shin Hye in a zombie film?

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The Results

Posted by Stephanie on May 18, 2020


So, if you’ve been keeping up, you’ll know we’ve had some changes here at Kchat, first of all being, moving over to the new hosting company, due to a lot of background work from Cherry, the site managed to keep more of the published posts than we had anticipated, which means we’ve been able to keep some the comments listed there. Now, we’ve been working with the new system for a few days, working on some updates that we’ve wanted to get to for a while. We have some good news, some bad news, and some stuff we’re going to continue to work on. Read more

Musical Monday: Can I Tell You

Posted by Alix on May 18, 2020


Day6, Zombie

You might have picked up on this last week but for the time being SaraG and I are going to split the weekly musical posts. Thankfully just as I was discovering that writing two posts a week is a lot of work, SaraG appeared and said I can do one if you want. My response was a quick loud yes, please. Because variety is the spice of life we came up with the idea to play around with the posts and so this week I picked SaraG’s song and she picked mine. We’re brewing some ideas for future weeks and we’d love suggestions from readers…things like a song that reminds you of your favorite drama or oddest kpop song you love, etc. It helps to know there are actually people who read these labors of love and motivates us to keep going. Read more

Khottie of the Week: The Missing Kihyun

Posted by Stephanie on May 17, 2020

Khottie of the Week

I’m a putter-er. I have trouble sitting still, trouble not doing something. Which is why the site suits me. You wouldn’t believe the amount of busywork it produces on a weekly basis, either with regular upkeep, or new projects. This week, as Cherry was working on getting us flipped over to the new server, I got a bug up my rear about organizing Khottie, marking pages, making it more sharable, seeing who has been featured already. One side benefit of the work is primarily seeing who is missing. I can now organize by groups, by themes and see just who we accidentally skipped over by not having any organization. (Swoon, who here loves a spreadsheet?)

One of the biggest gaps that made me gasp in surprise? Kihyun! Kihyun of Monsta X is the ONLY Monsta X member who has not had is turn on the Khottie list. Khottie of the Week: Kihyun, Monsta X

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Episode 236: Spring Showers Bring May Kdramas!

Posted by Stephanie on May 15, 2020


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On a solo run, Stephanie chats about Soompi’s list of the top upcoming May kdramas! Are we excited for them? What are the trends we’re seeing this season? Spoiler alert: FOOD!


*If you downloaded this episode on Thursday say before 8pm, sorry for the audio quality. Looks like my compressor tool went a little wonky. Reuploaded a new version of the episode. Thanks!

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Throwback (Musical) Thursday – To the Rescue

Posted by SaraG on May 14, 2020


BTS, Save Me

Things are evening out. They aren’t done, they’ll be happening for a long time, but I’m officially only working 50-60 hours a week and that seems somehow much more sustainable than what was happening before. What that also means is that I’ve gotten to fall back in love with music. There were a couple of weeks in the last few months when I thought I was going to come out of this crustier and a lot more bitter than I was before. But I got some sleep, I got a little time off, and I realized that though I’ve likely changed, I haven’t locked myself up completely. Those little moments in a good song can still work their way through the cracks of my hardened exterior and make me cry. 

And crying is cathartic.

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Kpop Workout – Part 4

Posted by Stephanie on May 13, 2020


One week of intermittent fasting down and its not really as hard as I thought it was going to be. It has the added bonus of adding just another small aspect of control over my life and in times like these? It’s not a bad feeling. After SaraG asked me if I felt a difference, I’ve been thinking about it and I think I’m experiencing more energy. While sleeping is an issue for me, usually I’m more tired than I’m currently feeling… and IF or not, I am really enjoying the idea.

Of course… it doesn’t make getting up in the morning to workout any easier! My alarm goes off at six, and pre-working from home, I’d hop right out of bed and get to business. Now? The snooze button, the snooze button, the snooze button gives up and yet still I lay there. Knowing I have these workouts ahead of me, I manage to get up and going by 6:30. Which also makes me feel good.

Workouts make me feel good. Workouts are a stress reliever. So let’s check out some more Kpop themed workouts! Read more

Everybody’s Talking About…Ren!

Posted by Stephanie on May 12, 2020

Casting News

With this being the week of Nu’est, I figured it was time to talk about Ren’s upcoming musical, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.  (Did you see their new song? Their stages? SWOON. I’m so happy. (Maybe not so much about those stage outfits, but everything else has been stellar) On top of all that Nu’est happy/squishiness? Character posters were revealed for Jamie Are you ready? If you’re a Ren fan you should probably sit down….

Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Ren

How darling is that???

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An Update

Posted by Stephanie on May 12, 2020


Just a quick heads up everyone! To follow up my last post regarding the future of the site, the first step, getting us to a new server is busily underway. Cherry and her sister, The Mother of Mystical Unicorns, are busily getting the site transferred over. As our contract with our current company is over on 5/15, the swap will be happening sometime before then. If you notice any downages or lags, please bear with us, we’re working through some stuff. Going forward as we are temporarily moving back from the more expensive managed hosting to shared hosting, we’re not quite sure what it’s going to do to our site traffic but, if we slow down a bit, please bear with us there too. We’re going to do our best to keep things plugging along.

Weird related note, since the backup of the site was pulled and moved over about a week and a half ago, any post since then will have to be recreated. So if you subscribe via email, its going to look like we have a bunch of new posts. We don’t. Just catchup. Also, if you let a comment on one fo those posts I’m recreating, it’s going to disappear, but don’t worry, I’m going to add it to the bottom of the post in question.



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