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27 February 2010 @ 03:58 am
Here it is!  
AFTER SCHOOL
INTRO POST


Finally! I've been proscrastinating a lot. Sorry for taking so long to post this up. ^^; I wouldn't call it a pimp post cause I too am still earning about these girls. I'll be using some graphics to help you guys get familiar with their names & faces. :D And I'll include YT links at the end of the entry.



After School (AS) started off as 5 members. Debuted on January 2009 with the song "Ah!" which I love a lot. :p They are managed by Pledis Entertainment. The 'original' members were: (from left to right) Jooyeon, Gahee, Jungah, Bekah and Soyoung.


A couple of months later, they released their next single: "Diva". UEE joined the group and Diva was her debut song. :D There were 6 of them at the time. In the pic: (first row, left to right) Soyoung, Jooyeon, Jungah. (second row) UEE, Gahee, and Bekah. Diva period was really.. colorful. I mean their outfits. XD A month after that they released another single "Dream Girl" which was a cover of Morning Musume's song (Love Machine). And in July they did a collaboration with Son Dam Bi to promote a Samsung's phone: Amoled.

This is another one of my most fav shots of the girls:



Sadly in October 2009, Soyoung left the group, she was sick and decided to leave. I believe they called it a graduation? :( Their Again & Again perf on Star Dance Battle was so much win! It was the very first time I ever saw their perf. As 5 members. Back then all I cared about was SuJu xD, so I didn't really pay attention to them. Not until I saw their Buttons perf in Idol Big Show! I remember I was totally blown away. They were really fierce and I loved it!


And then in November they made a come back. And added 2 new members to the group. Nana & Raina. Left to right: Gahee, Bekah, Raina, Nana, Jooyeon, UEE and Jungah. They released "Because of You" and the song even won Mutizen Awards THREE TIMES! I totally cried along with them, negl. XD

Let's see if you can match their names and faces in these pics! XD



ALL I SEE IS LEGSSSSSS *____________*

Now on to members introduction!


Park Ga Hee (Gahee/Kahi)
December 25, 1980
Leader, vocalist, rapper

Gahee is STUNNING, FLAWLESS, GORGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL, ETC ETC. XD But it's true! She can dance, sing, play the piano & guitar, and she wrote the song When I Fall. She used to help doing choreography for AS. Gahee was the very first member of AS. I believe she also helped deciding which girls who should join AS. She was a member of S-blush. She used to be a trainee in SME, and was one of BoA's backdancers. Not too sure what she did in US (training or backdancing or studying? >_<), but she mentioned that she learned a lot about English pronunciation when she was in the US. Oh, and she used to date Yocchun of DBSK. She even had to close down her cyworld (mini homepage) when her old pics with Yocchun (and with GD too!) came out on the internet.


Kim Jung-Ah (Jungah)
August 2, 1983
Lead vocalist

Jungah is really pretty, imo. She has this husky voice that Gahee loves. xD And believe it or not, she (and Jooyeon) are the members who eat the most! They do eat, btw. But they never gain weight. (I have the same problem XD) I always assume that in AS, Gahee is the dad while Jungah is the mom. Soyoung (the ex-member) was pretty close with Jungah. Jungah admits that among AS members she has the least English skills and it worries her cause AS often sing English songs. She loves singing and always wanted to become a singer. And she's prone to sickness, mostly flu. >_<


Lee Jooyeon
March 19, 1987
Vocalist

She (along with Soyoung) were the members who had the most male fans, according to Gahee. xD She loves showing off cute/weird faces, which I like. Prior to joining AS she already took part in drama(s). I guess acting is her forte, because Gahee once said that Jooyeon can dance but she has to be taught the moves, in other word she doesn't do freestyle dance. XD She's one of the popular members in AS.


Kim Yoo-Jin/UEE
April 9, 1988
Vocalist

I LOVE THIS GIRL. 8D I was indifferent towards her but this article changed my mind. I watched You're Beautiful not long after that and you know how disturbing her character in YB was, but I liked her! XD Sometimes it irks me when ppl keep dissing her o__o look. Not that she's not able to convey other emotions too when she's in front of the cameras. She can be cute and spazzy at times. And she cries easily too. Ppl keep associating her with her ~honey thighs~ but I say she's more than that. I can't find that clip of her fangirling Rain on Strong Heart ep, but her expressions were really genuine. <3 Oh and her We Got Married eps! Those were really cute.


Rebecca Kim/Bekah
August 11, 1989
Rapper, vocalist

I agree that she's underrated. She can sing, rap and she has awesome personality, too. She should be pimped out more. Gahee is really proud of her. Despite her young age she's really matured. And she sure knows how to dance (which is probably the reason why Gahee adores her XD). She's fluent in English, cause she's half Hawaiian. Before the 2 new members added in, she was the magnae. :) DON'T YOU THINK SHE LOOKS GORGEOUS WITH DARK HAIR? <33

The new members:

Oh Hye Rin/Raina
July 7, 1989
Lead vocalist, rapper

I can't tell much about the new members, unfortunately. ^^;; But Raina really has an awesome voice. She's now one of the main vocalists, the other one is Jungah, of course. She doesn't get too much screen time (when she's not singing her parts), maybe because when they're dancing she almost always ends up being put in the back. XD She can dance, though.


Im Jin Ah/Nana -> MAGNAE :D
September 14, 1991
Vocalist

Nana was/is a model. Which is obvious if you look at her figure. *_* Another member who doesn't get too much screen time, yet. But to my surprise she can rap and sing trot songs. And she's really cute. She and Jooyeon has something in common. They both love making weird faces. XD

Ex-member:

Yoo Soyoung

When she was still in AS she was in charge of the cuteness division. XD She was natural, she loved cute stuff, enjoyed doing cute things (such as dancing to Gee <3), and she really admired the unnies (Gahee and Jungah). Oh and she idolized 2PM's Nickhun! XD Also, there were rumors that she dated/is dating Boom. ^^;

Okay, I'm like half-asleep rn, so I probably missed a lot of stuff. Well, okay.. I know I really DID leave out so many important things. XD Feel free to point out any mistakes or if you'd like to add some stuff in, that'd be great. :D

Links:
wiki page
lj comms: afterschoolclub, afterschooladay
YT channels:
AFSCtv3
AfterSchoolCraze
Mihyejung

MVs:
Ah!
DIVA
Dream Girl
Amoled with Son Dam Bi
Because of You

Random perfs:
Again & Again @ Star Dance Battle 2009
Buttons @ Idol Big Show 2009
Lipgloss & Wall to Wall @ Star Dance Battle 2010
Ah! perf
Play Girlz & Ah! perf
Diva perf 1 and Diva perf 2
My Lips... Warm Like Coffee

After School + Son Dam Bi:
Diva & Saturday Night
When I Grow Up

Winning Mutizen (Triple Crown! :D)
First
Second
Third

Recs:
ALL Diary of After School eps, which you can find: HERE
Gahee playing guitar @ MBLAQ's Idol Army
After School showing off their talents @ MBLAQ's Idol Army
After School @ 2PM Idol Army: part 1 | part 2 | part 3 | part 4 | part 5
After School interviewing Lady Gaga (!)

Radio perfs:
Run It (Raina)
Poker Face (Gahee & Bekah)
Because of You
Ah!
When I Fall

If you've seen You're Beautiful, they played cameos in the first (or was it second? XD) ep. I remember seeing Gahee was all over Go Mi Nam. XD The girls will be making their comeback in March! So later I'll probably edit this entry and add new link(s).

I'll leave you guys with MORE pics!








PLASTIC NOSES OR NOT, I LOVE THESE GIRLS SFM. <333

Damn, I forgot to remove the tags for some of these pics. XD; Okay, off to sleep nao. XD

 
 
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Current Music: After School - When I Fall
 
 
 
vee: changmin ♥ :3veessentielle on February 27th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
i love after school. i only have one of their singles on my iPod but omfg, once i do get my own laptop and get to update my iPod, i will download a hoard of their music <333

and i'm in love with u-kiss <<;

OMFG GA HEE USED TO DATE YOOCHUN!? LMFAO OH MY GOD. he likes his older woman aye? ;) i'm so amused by this right now.

Edited at 2010-02-27 01:35 am (UTC)
Into the new world~~ ♪: •• after school - gahee ♥ichigo_246 on February 28th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
They don't have too many releases yet so it's an appropriate time for you to download all their singles! :D I can't wait for their comeback next month. <3 Oh wait, today is next month already. XD

I'm still not familiar with U-Kiss, hahha. Only know 2-3 members. ;p

YES SHE DID. AND THERE WERE EVIDENCES. XD
vee: junsu ♥ RARARAveessentielle on March 1st, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
EVIDENCE? MORE THAN THE ONES IN THAT ARTILE!??!? sorry lmao i'm just gaaaah over this >:D

dude how time flies. i'm like.. fuck it's march. but then OMG I START TRAINING IN A COUPLE OF DAYS WHEEEE!! <<;

lack of coherency right now. omfg i think my bedsheet just fell off the veranda. <<;
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sunny side upgsama on February 27th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
NANEUN KEUDAEYE DIVA DIVA DI-DI-DI-DIVA

bekah's hair was soooo terrible blonde. D: oh god. so terrible. and uee fangirling rain on strong heart was so epic, lmao. i love how he's like 'oh i like your song diva' and she goes 'THAT WAS MY DEBUT SONG' and had like a spasm, lol. and then demanded that he sing it. XDDD
Into the new world~~ ♪: •• cn blue - bluetoryichigo_246 on February 28th, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC)
lol, you know the lyrics. XD

She's going to get rid of the blonde for their comeback. I'm so excited for that! And UEE, hahah. I watched that clip like 3-4 times. >.< It was so cute, omg. She looked like me when I'm watching Kame stuff. All aksjdlas;a; spazz! XDDD The funniest part was when she asked Rain to sing Diva, lololol. That should be epic, though. XD
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oblitereoblitere on February 27th, 2010 04:16 am (UTC)
wahaha i love pimp posts. &hearts the girls look gorgeous and DAMN THOSE LEGS. i'm totally green with envy right now /:D i think i like gahee the most because she looks fierce and hardcore and flawless.. and i like pronouncing her name. GAHEEEE. XDD also really cool that they interviewed lady gaga! whoa! going to give one of their songs a go :D &hearts
Into the new world~~ ♪: •• eunhyuk - fabichigo_246 on February 28th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
THEY HAVE KILLER LEGS. *__* I'm so envious too!

Gahee is the HBIC. :DD She spells her name as Kahi, though. But I like Gahee better, hahha. Oh, Gahee and Bekah did a cover of Lady Gaga's Poker Face, I included the link here. Do watch it. ;) And if you're going to try listening to their songs.. I suggest you try with Ah! first. Love that song!
oblitereoblitere on March 1st, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
D': OH so it's not GAHEEEE. XD whatever will still spell her name that way :p that cover is a radio perf right? i've listened to three so far including Ah! but the one that's stuck in my head is D-D-D-D DIVA. XDDD
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grapewhine: kame!approvesgrapewhine on February 27th, 2010 10:04 am (UTC)
Rebecca Kim is the name of my RL friend who will not stop pimping them to me, ahahaha. XD

I'll check this out more thoroughly later! <3
Into the new world~~ ♪ichigo_246 on February 28th, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
:O Really? What a coincidence! XD

Then maybe it's high time for you to give these girls a try, huh? Hahha. <33
make happiness a habit ♥yunsias on February 27th, 2010 10:44 am (UTC)
OMG, you done and posted it!

Okay, I think I can pretty much differentiate them? But I'll mem this post and read this often!

ASDFGH;JKL GAHEE WROTE "WHEN I FALL'?! IT'S SUCH A GORGEOUS SONG AND I LOVE IT SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!
Into the new world~~ ♪: •• after school - gahee ♥ichigo_246 on February 28th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
Yes, finally! :p

You better remember all their names and faces soon, before they make their comeback. Hahha.

YES SHE DID! It's a lovely song. <3
make happiness a habit ♥: ZhouMi: having long legs is a bad thingyunsias on March 2nd, 2010 09:55 am (UTC)
I'm trying to remember their names and faces but darn BEAST is distracting me XD

IT'S A LOVELY SONG! I keep repeating the song the moment I saw the performance of it.
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Sue: kyouheikattsu on February 27th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
I'd never even heard of this group before seeing this post, but you've made me curious enough to want to give them a listen. ^_^
Especially since you mentioned they've covered Love Machine - I will definitely be listening to that one! (Love Machine is one of my favourite songs - I have to admit, I really like Morning Musume and I love so many of their songs - I usually keep quiet about it because I usually get pretty horrified reactions when I mention I'm a fan of them XDD)
Into the new world~~ ♪ichigo_246 on February 28th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
You should give them a try. :D And I hope you've listened to Dream Girl, their cover version of Love Machine. ;p

Now that is new! Hahha. I didn't know that you're a fan of MoMusu. I have another flist too who's a fan of them. I'm not familiar with them, since the only girlband I like is Perfume (well.. I used to fangirl SPEED too xD). Horrified reactions like what exactly? XD
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Into the new world~~ ♪: •• heech - dayummichigo_246 on February 28th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)
Aww, I'm glad that you liked it! I was actually afraid that no one would comment this post. XD I like their music. Though I like Ah! better than their other releases. Diva was really catchy too. I'm hoping for another catchy song for their next single. ;p

Because of You is <3 I love When I Fall a lot although we can't really hear the other members' voices, ahhaha.

Thanks for commenting! :D
Lialee: You're Beautiful: Minam Pig Rabbitendless_purple on March 7th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
Normally I'm not into girl groups that much, but it seems like lately I've been into them. The first group I got into was The Wonder Girls followed by 2NE1, Brown Eyed Girls and SNSD. Then currently I'm into T-ARA and now KARA. I'll go ahead and add this to my memories for reference. I'll give AS a try.

So far I like UEE, despite having bad vibes from her You're Beautiful character. I saw the Soju commercial she was in, and she was cute and adorable. :D

In all, great job and thanks a lot for putting this together. :D

Into the new world~~ ♪: •• snsd - geeichigo_246 on March 8th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
The first Korean girl group I liked was SNSD. It was so cute to see them interacting with SJ members. :p Then I watched one AS' perf and fell in love with them. You should give them a try! Maybe when they make their comeback this month it'd be the right time for you to get into them. ;)

I think the only time I saw her looking bitchy was in YB drama. xD Cause the other times when I watched her on tv shows she was (almost) always adorable. ^^

No problem! And I hope everything's well with you (and your family). :D ♥
Lialeeendless_purple on April 9th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
*Hugs* Thanks again! You're too sweet! :D
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Humour me, please.: Kei - euphoriaonigiricchi on April 9th, 2010 07:59 am (UTC)
Oh so cute. ♥

I'd first seen UEE on YB, and the fact that she can make me hate her role made me love her so much more. Pimp post totally worked its magic on me, too. xD (But omo, Jang Geun-suk's Tae-Kyung is so much win!! :D) *totally feel like flailing with you now*

IMUSM2U, bb. School and RL has been terrible. Missing Pi on his birthday makes me miss fandom. Wry is the Innernetz so slow these days????? D:

*yeah, totally logged on just to rant* :p
Into the new world~~ ♪: •• yb - staring contestichigo_246 on April 9th, 2010 09:58 am (UTC)
OH HI THERE RII-CHAN, LONG TIME NO SEE. XD ♥

You've watched YB! asdkasd;a I really liked that drama. I first saw UEE a couple of months before I started watching YB, so I was already familiar with her when I watched it. Thus I had a bit difficulty trying to 'hate' her character. XD I think she did a wonderful job with her role! And yay, you read the intro post. <333

Please do flail with me about Taekyung. God, I loved him. XD

Pi misses you too! XD And I'm sure you know ho much IMU2 bb. Sorry I haven't been visiting FB much these days. >__< Yes, lj and internets have been working really slow lately! *kicks them*

You should log on more often. ;)
Humour me, please.: wien's uchi headphonesonigiricchi on April 9th, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC)
Too long, in fact. Ooh~ love the icon. Capped one of my favourite moments in the drama. Idols reading their own fanfic ftw. 8D

How can I not? I'd shipped the whole series from start to finish. It was terrible waiting for the subs to come out each week....main reason why I always try not to follow on-going dramas. But Tae-kyung and the cute-overload was just so hard to resist. xD

Aaaahhhhh I watch con DVDs and they make me want to cry these days. *sigh~~* not to mention, coupled with slow internet...makes me feel so =__________= ah, no worries about not vising FB. I'm sure LJ and Twitter keep you super busy enough. xD

I'll definitely try!! Miss you so (x10000) much!!! *hugs, glomps* ^^
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being a fan is fun ---> ♥dmaisen on November 13th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Woah AS on You're Beautiful?..I totally missed that...>___<
...and oh Bekah is so pretty...I started to like AS because of their song "Because Of You"...I really like that song...and when I heard Ah & Diva totally hooked to it too. ^♥^
Into the new world~~ ♪: ••• pocky party :3ichigo_246 on November 17th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
Yes, they showed up in You're Beautiful for like.. idk, 1 or 2 minutes. xD

I started to like AS just a few weeks before they announced their comeback with Because Of You, haha. Great timing. I love LOVE Ah and Diva. I wish they'd release something similar as those songs again.

Note to self: I need to edit this entry, since they keep adding new members. =_= XD