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Aussie popstar Prince Mak rose to fame as a member of Jackie Chan's K-pop idol group JJCC, and he is currently on the rise in China as an actor. He’s quite the quadruple threat; acting, singing, dancing and being friends with Jackie Chan #jealous. Now you can join him every week to hear about his life as a star. He answers your questions through the hashtag #sbspopasiaprincemak on Twitter too, so get involved in the convo!
 
One Way’s Peter Hyun and Sky have a brand new show that’s all about you. They're with you every week diving into the KPop industry, and sharing their secrets on how to make it as a KPop star. Find out how to become a famous idol; what it’s like performing on stage, signing autographs and signing contracts. From choreography to appearing on music shows, it’s all you need to know about becoming the star you've always dreamed of.
 
Aussie Youtube star Chonny and Joe (who specialises in K-pwop and food) catch up on K-pop, tell us dirty tales and laugh (it's about 50% laughing). Tune in, put your feet up as the boys kick it, keep it real and Chonny gets tested on K-pop! There's also non-stop bad singing. Catch MyChonny on SBS PopAsia radio every every Wednesday from 8PM or subscribe to the podcast.
 
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This week Prince Mak talks about his HSC (year 12 exam) experience. He says it was a nightmare. He was always a last minute person so he'd leave his studying until the last minute; he'd study in the few days before an exam, which was quite stressful. He did pretty well considering. Not so well in his English and Physics exam, but nailed his Chinese…
 
This week Prince Mak tells us all about his trip to Thailand; he got culture shock but had an amazing time. The food was great, he LOVES coconut juice. Prince Mak had two fresh coconuts everyday. He loved the food too. He got a massage everyday because they were so cheap; it cost about $10 (AUD) for an hour. The star also did a lot of water sports …
 
This week Prince Mak talks about his school days. He says he got into a lot of fights, which often had to do with racism. He was a victim of racism a lot. There weren't a lot of Asian kids at his school. But he was a good kid, even though he got into fights. He doesn't have the best memories from his school days...his favourite memory? Prince Mak's…
 
This week Prince Mak gives advice on how you can learn a new language. He says you can begin by learning new phrases and remembering those. His biggest tip is to become friends with someone who speaks the language you are learning, and only that language. It will force you to speak that language (instead of reverting back to English). It's the best…
 
This week Prince Mak tells us about his busy schedule, and what it takes to succeed as an actor. Prince Mak goes to a class at 9 am every day; he's not really part of the class but he learns from listening and watching other actors who are part of a drama. The drama is kind of like China's version of Game of Thrones, so he watches the actors learn …
 
This week Prince Mak tells us how to prep for KCON 2017 AUSTRALIA!! He says to get there early; it's open for a long time and you want to try everything. Wear comfortable clothes; you're barely sitting down so you want to make sure you're comfy. Stay hydrated. Expect long lines, especially for panels featuring celebrities - get there early so you'r…
 
This week Prince Mak explains why he goes by the name 'Prince.' His middle name is Prince, and when he asked his Dad why, he explained it's because his Dad is the King. Prince Mak's not sure if that's true or not, but his actual name is Henry, so Henry Prince Mak. He couldn't use the name Henry when he started in the industry because there was alre…
 
This week Prince Mak hung out with his mate, GOT7's Jackson (no, we're totally not jealous...), they ate Two Minute Noodles and packets of chips (still not jealous...) and spoke about what projects they had coming up, and took some funny photos - Prince Mak's going to upload one on his social media soon. Prince Mak says Jackson is doing really well…
 
This week Prince Mak gives us fun facts about our favourite K-pop idols. Some may surprise you! BTS' Jin has a funny story from his debut stage, Suzy and Rain have interesting audition stories, Girls' Generation's Sunny has a crazy birthday fact and Girl's Day's insured her legs for a huge amount of money. And, that's only just the beginning...…
 
This week, Prince Mak spills all the deets about the life of a K-pop trainee. Each company's trainee regime is different, but every trainee will have to stick through some kind of rigorous program in order to become K-pop idols. For Prince Mak, he had to get up at 5:30AM every day and train for the whole day until 1AM. Various lessons will be packe…
 
This weeks Chonny and Joe reminisce about their favourite memories with SBS PopAsia. Chonny's was when he cam to Sydney to do a live show for Chinese New Year! It was a lot of fun and the crown were great. Joe's was coming to SBS PopAsia HQ in Sydney and meeting the team (especially Andy Trieu). What are your fave mems?…
 
This week Prince Mak talks about the differences between the South Korean pop music industry and the Western pop music industry (mainly in America). In Korea singers are known as 'idols' and they don't always have to be really good singers; they have to have a range of skills. Korea's 'trainee' system doesn't exist in America, because the Western p…
 
The life of a foreign K-pop fan: The songs are in Korean so you can’t understand them, except for the English parts. If you use an iPhone to translate words from Korean to English, words come out wrong, like 'oppa' become 'oops.' Your non K-pop fan friends think you must be a fan of 'Gangnam Style' because they assume it's the only song that’s ever…
 
This week MyChonny reveals his three favourite things about Melbourne (which turn into his three fave things about Aus). There's the city (of Melbourne), the crisp, cold weather, the beaches and one famous place that's known really well for it's sausage sizzles...know where he's talking about?By MyChonny Podcast
 
This week Chonny asks if he's a psychic. When Chonny stays at hotels, he gets a weird feeling, a bad energy in the room; he feels uncomfortable, like someone's watching him. He felt it when he was staying in Japan. When he went to Hiroshima, he felt sick on the bus ride to the nuclear bomb site and he told his girlfriend (Dalena) he didn't want to …
 
This week Chonny is joined by his girlfriend, Dalena and they answer your questions. There's some intimate ones, embarrassing one and a lot of overshare in the answers. The couple reveal if they think each other are 'the one,' the most expensive clothing they own, their favourite thing about Japan, the biggest thing they've overcome in life (togeth…
 
Chonny has three invention ideas that he's claimed all rights to. Number one is a 'chopspoon' because he loves chopsticks, but there's one thing you can't eat with them - soup. So he's invented a way of combining chopsticks with a spoon so you can use both. Chonny's willing to call it a 'spoonstick' if any investor prefers that. Second is a see thr…
 
One Way's Peter and Sky talk about how Psy became such an iconic figure. He became something unique. He got famous from his energy on stage; he's a great performer and sells out his live shows. Before singing, he was a producer; he knows what people want. He was successful because he didn't try to look 'cool,' he didn't try to be super stylish. He …
 
Peter Hyun and Sky have a special guest this week: Lesley Chiang (Peter Chun's daughter). She gives advice to new artsists, telling them to never stop practicing. You have to be the best because there's so much competition. You have to love what you do. Enjoy it. Find gratitude in every opportunity you get. Never stop growing as an artist. There's …
 
Peter and Sky talk about how you can get into a songwriting camp, or how you get a demo to a publisher. It's good to have connections, and you need to be willing to work hard and persist. It helps if you're signed to a label. Companies get thousands of songs a day, so it helps if you're signed to a label or if you have someone representing you. Pub…
 
One Way's Sky and Peter Hyun talk about plastic surgery as part of Korea's pop culture. Nowadays people are very open about getting plastic surgery and it's just as common among male stars as female. It's become part of Korea's culture because everyone wants to be beautiful, they want to enhance their looks, everyone has a complex about themselves.…
 
This week is the 'best of' from One Way's Peter Hyun and Sky. Giving you the best tips about being a trainee, revealing what happens after you debut, what it's like to prepare for an album and what it's like to be backstage at a TV show. All you need to know if you want to be a K-Pop star, or have ever wondered what it's like to be a famous idol. H…
 
This week Peter and Sky tell us what happens backstage on the day of a music show. They get up before sunrise, get their hair and makeup done, have a dry practice, then a camera rehearsal and finally perform on the TV. It’s a very tiring day. The duo also admit they don’t really like K-Dramas or TWICE’s ‘Knock Knock.’ But why?…
 
This week Peter and Sky tell us what it's like (and how to) prepare an album. The artists decide on a concept, the company collects songs from producers (SM sometimes collects 1000 songs to choose from), getting everyone in a studio at the same time, album covers and choreography. They reveal what it was like producing music for Super Junior and wh…
 
- K-Con coming to Australia - Trial run, what type of artists will come - Travelling as an idol isn't that glamorous - Idols can't go anywhere or do anything when travelling - Only rest they get is on the plane - Two break ups in K-Pop this week - How do idols find the time to meet (and date) people? - What happens after you debut - Can change dire…
 
- The rise of Asian pop stars touring Australia is great - Ailee coming to Australia - Why it's harder for a solo artist compared to a group - Being in a group, you can bounce ideas, get them to answer interview questions you don’t want to, have someone to chat to when you’re down - Maknae - Sky was One Way's Maknae - he explains what it's like bei…
 
- Special guests: Hide from HY & Masato Kanai from Big Mama- New [Alexandros] single in August- The Legend of Tarzan soundtrack- Shoutout from movie director David Yates- Favourite ice cream flavour?- J-Rock Charts Update- Taiwanese band MAYDAYBy Alexandros podcast
 
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