How Bobby Made a 6 Year Old’s Day!

It started with a whimsical Birthday wish by a 6 year old from an extraordinary family; and by extraordinary I mean the famous #TeamKramer of the Philippines consisting of a Basketball Player Dad, an Actress Mom and three spunky and adorable kids who as a family have become social media darlings of the the Philippines with a following in the millions!

Earlier today young Scarlett Kramer informed her parents over dinner that she wanted iKON’s Bobby to perform at her 7th birthday party. It was not an odd request as before now the family have proven to be huge fans of iKON’s music and the children have been known to rock out with their parents to Bling Bling on their morning school runs – talk about motivational music! Love Scenario, iKON’s most recent mega hit, has also received a lot of love from them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Scarlett made her request, like a true fan she was specific about the song, asking for “Saranghae” (I Love You) the title track off Bobby’s 2017 first solo album, “Love and Fall.”

Rather than laugh off her request her parents took to social media to make a heartfelt request to Bobby to come to the Philippines and perform at their daughter’s 7th Birthday. In the same video Scarlet shed cute tears to prove her conviction and Team Kramer fans were asked to help the message go viral so it would reach Bobby in South Korea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the little Scarlett’s tears were not enough to move your stony heart then prepare yourselves as the story grows even more heart warming. Not even up to an hour later Bobby’s put a message up on Instagram Live! It was his response to Scarlett! In it he sings her a birthday song personally with the help of fellow iKON member Donghyuk and sends her heartfelt birthday wishes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can imagine the family of fans were besides themselves with shock and delight that reverberated throughout the iKONIC fandom! Everyone experienced the duality of well wishing and envy of that sweet little girl who got Bobby’s personal birthday wish!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The happy go lucky family was quick to record a response from the kids thanking Bobby and sending love!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally as if to prove the cultural relevance of this special family the entire thing was reported almost immediately by ABS-CBN News, one of the biggest TV Networks/News portals in the Philippines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And so the sweetest little drama began and ended in less than an hour and one is left wondering along with Pinoy iKONICs if this could be the start of a real push to finally see iKON perform in the Philippines. If such a dream could come true we already know which famous family will be in the front row!

I wasn’t crying while typing this you were.

UPDATE:

Little Scarlett’s IG letter to Bobby:

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Which Bobby wasted no time in liking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And Bobby was still trending in the Philippines!

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iKON members filming for iKON TV?

Today  iKON members were spotted filming in various parts of Korea.

Bobby and Donghyuk were seen filming in Seoul in Jinhwan’s sister’s cafe Platte.

 

June and Jinhwan are filming in Busan .

 

We can only guess that Hanbin, Yunhyeong and Chanwoo are out there filming as well.

Is it for iKON TV? We certainly hope so.

iKON breaks 100 hourly Perfect All Kills for Love Scenario!

 

 

At 3PM KST on February 17th, history was made for iKON when they reached their 100th hourly Perfect All Kill for their title track, ‘Love Scenario’.

‘Love Scenario”s success continues to skyrocket, even from a brief lapse in chart figures over the last few days. It seems that ‘Love Scenario’ just can’t stop taking the world by storm.

Continue reading iKON breaks 100 hourly Perfect All Kills for Love Scenario!

iKON takes over Instagram

Today, after the Music Core performance iKONICS were treated to a surprise to beat all surprises.

All iKON members opened public Instagram accounts at the same time and proceeded to bomb the Instagram with photos, videos and comments trying very hard to make up for the last two years of radio silence.

iKONICS used to scarce and slow updates were completely shocked and overwhelmed with the sudden influx of content.

Not even a day after opening their accounts all the members have over 200 000 followers.

Here are all of their accounts so you can follow them if you haven’t already but be warned June will blow up your notifications.

Donghyuk  – _dong_ii

Bobby – bobbyindaeyo

Hanbin – shxxbi131

Jinhwan – gnani_____

June – juneeeeeeya
Yunhyeong –sssong_yh
Chanwoo – chan_w000

 

14th Vnight Broadcast!

 

As promised the previous night, through his channel plus post, Donghyuk returned to us for more nights of fun, counseling, as well as satisfying fans’ curiosity. A total of four well-picked songs were played during the broadcast, which will be listed listed below:

1. Taeyang -Ride

2. Bolbbalgan4 – Blue

3. The Black Skirts – Wait more

4. Dynamic Duo – Gone

Because earlier in the day, iKON delighted us with a film teaser for their comeback, Donghyuk greeted fans by playing the infamous ” iKON is coming to town!”, as sang in Anthem.

Shortly after, he continues by teasing Yunhyeong. It seems that 혹시혹시 [hoksihoksi] is running joke among the members these days, as mentioned by Junhoe and Jinhwan just a couple of days ago. Long story short, it seems like Yunhyeong’s battery died while he was watching a movie, and he asked for a charger in a robotic voice.

You can hear what it sounds like here:

Based on preference, it seems that Donghyuk thinks Hanbin’s room is decorated the best, while Yunhyeong’s room doesn’t lack anything. He went as far as describing it as “living in a house.”

Moving onto one of the main highlights of the evening, he confirmed that iKON will be indeed returning with a full album. Although there is no certain confirmation on how many songs, or which songs will be included, the prayers of many iKONICs have been answered, as we will finally get to listen to more songs from these talented boys.

Onward, Donghyuk manages to rise expectations for the comeback by saying the MV and song  have a different feeling from anything they’ve recorded before. He even went as far as saying it feels like first time shooting a music video.  Based on his words, he’s looking forward to the title song as much as iKONICs, which brings excitement all over.

Considering the broadcast was a short one, Donghyuk bids us farewell with promises that iKON have recorded a couple of varieties for this comeback. The wait seems to be getting shorter and shorter, right?

10 times Donghyuk made us smile!

Since it’s a certain sunshine’s special day, we have decided to bring up a series of events that will surely make everyone smile!

Happy Birthday to our Kim Donghyuk, an angel whose kindness never fails to  amaze us, whose words have brought comfort and consolation many nights before. A selfless man, dedicated to spreading positivity and love to fans, iKON and his family. We wish only the best of things for you!

Let’s start, shall we?When Donghyuk dedicated his day to us to show us his routine, from waking up, to the last blink of his eye, it was an adventure:  to cooking for his hyung, to exercising and chatting comfortably.

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Always making sure that fans feel appreciated and loved, we have Donghyuk always noticing his fansites with a heart sign to ensuring that his fan’s safety comes first.

His love for animals! From taking care of beloved Obang, he’s displayed adoration towards cats, and even tigers!

The way he interacts with children. We’ve seen how big his heart is, but the way he displays warmth and patience just makes you want to love him even more!

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His Vnight broadcasts, meant not only to make us smile, but also a time for fans to openly express worries and receive advice in return, that would make one think that you are chatting with an old friend.

When he showed his unconditional love and support for his members! As an affectionate person, Donghyuk easily spreads good vibes, offers a hug and laugh for his hyungs, and supports solo activities as well. He attended Bobby’s event, and showed up as panelist for Daesung in Fantastic Duo 2. He also never removes their friendship ring, as it’s the most treasured accessory to him.

We’ve seen many sides of Donghyuk when it comes to dancing. From cute, flirtatious, to unexpectedly sexy with practiced technique. the way he effortlessly moves on stage makes it impossible for you not to love him!

 

His strong wish to build a hospital in an undeveloped place. A literal angel! It’s a wish he’s been having since debut day, and it’s heartwarming to know he’s still thoughtful.

His Dazed Photoshoot. Donghyuk has shown us overflowing charisma, without loosing his sunshine appearance, through different outfits that suit his personality.

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Let’s not forget Santa Donghyuk, who’s brought us a lot of joy and laughter with his unexpected appearance, after having won (yes, won!) a rock, paper scissor game.

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2nd Anniversary Chill and Vlive with iKON

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On Sept 15th, iKON celebrated their 2nd Anniversary by warmly meeting with fans via V Live.

Despite having flown into Japan that day followed by a long bus ride to Nagano, the venue for the Concert scheduled for the next day, the boys made a concerted and much appreciated effort to appear before fans on their special day.

The boys couldn’t quite disguise their travel fatigue and Bobby who just released his solo debut album the day before was still en route to Japan and so wasn’t present. Despite it all the boys showed a cheerful spirit and teased each other a lot.

If you are a long time fan of iKON you know that wether their broadcast is a hyper one or a chill one there are certain staples you can expect:

– A Flow of Consciousness discussion style

– Dragging each other

– Teasing one member or the other

– Digressing

– TMI

– A LOT of helpless giggling/laughing

– Unconscious affectionate moments

– Candidness

– General silliness

– The feeling of being part of a group of childhood friends

This is iKON’s style and their great charm.

The highlights of iKON’s 2nd Anniversary Greeting included:

– Congratulating Bobby on his album, and Donghyuk singing an excerpt from ‘Secret’.

– Yunhyeong’s skin condition since returning from the Jungle (not great😂)

– Chanwoo’s low participation rate in group activities and shyness at bath houses (to get them to stop teasing him he had to threaten to expose them all😆)

– Hanbin’s favorite song in Bobby’s album is “Swim” but when iKON sang it it turned into a song about Yunhyeong’s beard?

– Donghyuk shows his 7 piercings which represent iKON 

– Jinhwan brings up taking things slow and lasting long and Hanbin let’s us know that this is also his principle for pooping

– The boys talk about their iKON rings: only Junhoe and Dong are wearing theirs and the rest give their excuses😅

– Junhoe’s knowledge of members birthdays is tested: he only remembers Dong’s but members praise him because his margin of error has greatly reduced

– The boys express wishes to be with iKONICs for thousands or even millions of years and hold concerts in heaven😂
They rounded up their VApp so they could have an even more intimate one with fans on their Plus Channel.

You can watch this 2nd Anniversary broadcast on their regular channel with Eng subs now.

http://www.vlive.tv/video/41862

iKON held two Concerts in Nagano yesterday and are scheduled to hold 3 fan meetings in Osaka tomorrow.

Bobby participated in both Concerts then flew back to South Korea for pre recordings for his Inkigayo stage. When done he will rejoin the rest of iKON for the Osaka fan meets tomorrow (please take care, Bobby!)

We wish the boys love, good health, success and prosperity going forward in all their various activities.

Happy Konn2versary❤️


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LOVE AND FALL track list revealed

 

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After yesterday’s unintentional sticker spoiler YGE has officially issued Bobby’s Love and Fall track list and it is a doozy.

We are getting two title tracks, I love you and Runway and 8 more songs. So come 14th September we get to enjoy 10 songs in total. Bobby himself has written lyrics and co-composed all 10 tracks on his album thus truly telling his story.

Working with Bobby we have old trusted producers Choice37 and Kang Uk Jin and some new names Diggy and Millennium.

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Track list had some surprises for us, especially song Secret as it has featuring by iKON’s Donghyuk and trainee Katie Kim of Kpopstar fame. Donghyuk even participated in writing lyrics and another trainee Choi Raesung aka Millennium arranged the song and participated in composition. Truly YG young blood track.

Another featuring  artist is Mino on song Up, which is rumored Mobb track that we allegedly got a glimpse of during Mobb promotions.

Looking at the track list we are about to have an intimate insight in Bobby, a young man on cusp of adulthood and I for one cannot wait to hear what he has to say.

BobDong’s Surprise Heart Fluttering V Live!

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Today, Kim Bobby and Kim Donghyuk surprised iKONICs with an unannounced VApp Live Session from Japan where they are currently preparing for their Concert Tour!

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Bobby and Donghyuk otherwise known as BobDong have always been a classic combination when it comes to V-Lives! They are famous for their lively and brotherly chemistry and this VApp session did not disappoint in those qualities.

Teasing Each other: Check

Praising Each other: Check

Impromptu Wrestling: Check

Drop Broadcasting Phone at some point due to Wrestling or Laughing: Check

Today’s Episode was extra special because it was an opportunity for Bobby to give some insight on his soon to be released first solo album, “Love and Fall.”

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Bobby spoke of the Song “I Love You” and also gave heart fluttering lyric spoilers.

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He also asked fans not to anticipate for the album too much but then got scolded by everyone XD

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When Bobby left the session for a moment, Donghyuk took the opportunty to speak glowingly of his hyung’s work.

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Other highlights of the the VLive include:

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And the best for last!!!!

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The V Live session racked up 80k+ views and 2 Million+ hearts. It ranked well for viewership!

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Bobby’s Album, “Love and Fall” will be dropping on the 14th of September with the Title Track, “I Love You.”  iKONICs are currently preparing with great excitement by streaming his solo single, “Holup,” so don’t forget to participate!

iKONICs are also preparing diligently for iKON’s 2nd Anniversary which falls the day after Bobby’s album drops and for a possible iKON comeback in the year’s last quarter.

As iKONICs prepare for these events, iKON is currently in Japan preparing for their 22 Venue Concert Tour which kicks off on September 9th.

 

iKON fan art, the gorgeously sensual

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This time we have a Japanese iKONIC and a Donghyuk stan @IKCO1D. She draws some of the most sensual and downright sexy fan art of IKON that is at the same time completely children appropriate. That is a rare talent indeed. She also has quite a unique story of how she became an iKONIC. Curious? Read on.

How did you become an iKONIC?

The reason how I got to know about “iKON” was through “Mix and Match”. Actually, my mom (she was a fan of Big Bang) recommended the TV program. I didn’t know much about K-POP then, so at first I didn’t have a lot of interests in it. But my mom didn’t give up lol. She bulldozed me into watching it! Oh, I should tell you guys why I was not interested in K-pop then. I actually was biased against K-pop idols. I mean I thought that there’s too much of a gap between how they really feel and the facade they put out. I felt that they only showed us  a “fake” image  you know. Also I thought only teenagers were allowed to be their fans ha-ha-ha. Now I know they’re not true and I had big misunderstanding about them. As you know, they have all kinds of emotions and show us everything about them. They have love and respect for their songs and performances and always have a dream. It’s really attractive! (Maybe Japanese idols are not). That’s how I got hooked on “iKON”.

Basically you became an iKONIC because your mom told you so! LOL!! Good job your mom. Tell me, what is your favorite iKON song or a moment?

Oh…It’s so hard for me to choose one!!! I like “LOVE ME” “JUST GO” and all of the songs on their new album “NEW KIDS”. “Mercy” and “Eyes, Nose, Lips” that they sang in “Mix and Match” were awesome! I felt a personal attachment to these performances in the show. That’s because I could see  how  attractive they were from watching the show. “Mercy”…I got to know what a beautiful voice Junhoe has! “Eyes, Nose, Lips”… Oh! God! That performance just killed me!! Especially DK! I got hooked on his voice! And that was one of the reasons why I became “iKONIC”. I love DK because he is honest and pure. Especially I like his face from the side! It’s like a work of art!

How did you become an iKON fan artist? 

Thanks for asking me this question! When I watched “Mix and Match”, I thought “Wow I want to draw them!” just like that! I got motivation from JAY! His beautiful nose! So my first fan art was JAY’s face from the side. At first, I just enjoyed my drawings for self- gratification. But day by day I couldn’t progress with my drawings ( I just thought they were not good) and I started to think “I want to improve my art skills”. Then one idea came up! Yes! I decided to show everyone my drawings and I made my twitter account. I think that “RT” and “Like” is kind of a reaction from people. And also these reactions and feedback can be like carrot and stick approach for me.

Is art something you do just as a hobby or are you a professional artist?

Oh! It’s just a hobby! Definitely hobby! Lol. I went to art school when I was a teenager. But I didn’t get any skills there. It’s like a bad chance to give up on being an artist. However, to work as an artist is kind of my dream but I think I don’t have enough skills to be one yet. I’ll keep trying to improve my skills.

What inspires your fan art?

From their variety of expression, costumes and hair styles! Also women fashion models and actresses! They have good posing expression and know clothes, loveliness. I like the atmosphere that they make. Reading fashion magazines makes me to draw something.

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Yes, I can see fashion as inspiration in some of your art! I love how you incorporated it but still retained the feel of iKON. Is there a particular member, ship or a theme you love to draw? 

As I told you, I’m really into DK, so naturally I draw him a lot!I like all of the members. But my love to DK is soooooo strong! And I like BOBBY and SONG (95’s members) so these 3 members are frequent models for my art. What I always try to express is to be conscience of their “sexiness”. I think it’s my policy for drawing.

I can tell you that you are really, really good at expressing their “sexiness”! Your art really captured my attention because it is so viscerally sensual. Now, to get somewhat technical; what is your favorite technique/medium to work in? 

I like the to use digital  medium (PC) but to look as if I drew it using pencils, or like a watercolor painting or an oil painting. I love the atmosphere of analog art. Equipment that I use most are “CLIP STUDIO” and pen tablet (WACOM). I prefer to arrange my drawings using camera applications than using paint softs. I use them for finishing processing. Actually sometimes it degrades the image quality but If I don’t print the drawings it’s OK. To be honest I wanted to keep it as a secret ha-ha-ha. That’s the very important work.

Thank you for sharing your craft secrets with us.  You get a lot of reaction and feedback for your work from other fans. Was there anything someone said that stayed with you as special? 

Yes! To see other iKONICS enjoying and liking my drawings is the one of the reasons why I draw. I really am grateful to people who send me comments because to write comments takes a lot of time I think. They spend their time on me. It’s so awesome.

One iKONIC sent me such an awesome comment→“Your drawings are not kind of graphic but I can feel their (models) breathing. It seems like the models in your drawings are going to blink in the next moment so I can’t take my eyes away from them.”

I was really happy to get this comment.

Also I feel happy when people to do something using my drawings such as standby screen or put my art on the wall in their rooms.

Is there any particular illustration or comic you drew that is special to you and that you would like to share with us? Tell us why is it special?

Basically, There are no favorite drawings.
I really like my drawings the next day after I drew them but in a week, I feel an impulse to delete them. To draw one picture, there is no goal. It depends on the artist to finish it. May be I am a person who is not careful enough.
When I come right down to it, I like the illustration that I drew SONG and DK two together in Japan tour costumes. I didn’t get a lot of feedback but I like it because
I always draw emotionless faces so it’s very flesh to me to draw their smiling faces and I take pride in expressing their “sweet and gentle” atmosphere.
The drawing that spent most of my time on  in recent days is BOBBY and SONG in a fan sign event.

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I especially like how you draw Bobby. It is not only that it looks like him but it feels like him when I look at your art. Is there a particular feeling you are trying to get across when drawing?

Woah! Thank you so much!!!!! I’m so happy to get such a nice comment!Without modesty, I’m good at drawing BOBBY lol. When I draw the other members, I draw a rough sketches again and again and change their expression. I do not need time for the work drawing BOBBY. I use the first rough sketch that I draw with my feelings and image in my head. So it takes only one third of the time. I don’t know there are some reasons but my habit (the way of drawing) blends well with his atmosphere. I just feel strong sexiness from his expression. For that reason I want to draw him so bad.

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This illustration of Yoyo and Bobby is amazing! It is both sexy and soft, really beautiful. Was your art ever used without your permission or plagiarized? How do you prevent things like that from happening.

Ah…without my permission……Yes a lot.

But fortunately as far as I know they didn’t use my drawings  for their business or plagiarized them . That’s why I don’t take any measures. I always put my twitter account on my drawings at all expense.

I think that when they repost my drawings this means that they like my arts. I’m happy to get their request but about 90% of people won’t do it. I’m so sad. I want them to contact me in a friendly manner.

Have you ever thought of making fan merchandise using your art or publishing it? And if you did, tell us where we can get our hands on it.

I designed SONG and DK dolls. It is pre-release but we are planning to sell them overseas. Please check this twitter account →@aiKONbaby7

I also give postcards or stickers using my art for free at Japan tour.

You can get more information about it from my twitter →@IKCO1D

I’m looking forward to seeing you guys in Japan!

You guys read it!  You lucky ones that get to see iKON on their  Dome Tour in Japan look for @IKCO1D and let her know how much you like her art. Now enjoy more of it!

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