I had this idea to make a round-up article, listing down the memorable things that Dara has done for each month. It was an idea that started last year, and I only came around to having the courage to do it this year, keke! Bear with me please, as this post may be filled with random spazz attacks. ^^ So let’s get the ball rolling~! ^^

Dara has indeed started all of our year 2013 right, and though 2NE1 are not promoting, January still has been action-packed and memorable for the most part. ^^

Click the link below to read our monthly round-up of Goddess Dara for the month of January!

I know that most (if not ALL) of us got sad, confused, and disappointed when we learned that Dara will not be Etude‘s cosmetic model anymore, officially ending her contract last December. While most of us mourned the loss of girly Dara in Etude‘s endorsement campaigns, some of us (including me, who really prayed for it) hoped that this would be a door that would open for our goddess to endorse another cosmetics brand that would showcase her beauty in a different light. Our hopes were answered when we learned that Dara would be endorsing Korean beauty cosmetics brand, Clio! Wow, a more mature beauty line that was endorsed formerly by none other than queen-bee Lee Hyori herself! Spiffy Hyosup first gave us an inkling about her new endorsement when he tweeted about it, with a picture of a magazine page featuring Dara. Four days after, Dara uploaded a gorgeous BTS picture during the photoshoot on her Twitter!

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 And I guess that was confirmation enough for all of us! A few days after her tweet, we all saw new Clio ads popping up in their website and online shops, with the exciting theme of “Angel VS Devil” for their Spring/Summer 2013 campaign! Check out some of Dara’s gorgeous Clio pictures!

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The only time 2NE1 performed this month was during the 22nd High1 Seoul Music Awards. They won a Bonsang and performed an unforgettable stage for “I Love You.” Of course, the girls bring it, as always, but the performance was made more memorable when Bom lost her shoe early on in the performance and continued to perform like the awesome person that she is with only one shoe on and then finally taking it off to finish the performance bare-foot. Her Park sister, Dara, of course shot her some concerned looks and even kicked the shoe out of the way at one point of the perf, while leadah CL assured her everything was well.

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The girls were also featured in COMPLEX magazine’s STYLE section. The photos and interview were taken when 2NE1 went to the States last year for their concert tour. Titled “K-Pop Sensation 2NE1 Dresses Up in Jeremy Scott, Givenchy, and Balmain for Complex,” the girls gave a fun interview and rocked out various outfits as well! This is my favorite one from the shoot, because I really like this Jeremy Scott dress, and it looked awesome on Dee when I saw her in it during the Singapore NewECon! Kekeke!

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In this interview, Dara reveals that the thing she is most afraid of is:

Loneliness. After leaving the stage, when we’re back at our individual hotel rooms, I think all of us could agree, there’s this sense of emptiness. It’s a little difficult to explain.”

Aww, don’t you just want to hug her? Dara, you are never alone, we are here with you! /hangs out outside of Dara’s hotel room with a placard saying “I LOVE YOU DARAAAA” /crazy-obsessed fan mode on 

Speaking of interviews, Big Bang leader, G-Dragon mentioned our one-and-only goddess Dara during his Naver Star Column series interview. I can still remember how my TL exploded with spazz when this came out on the 25th, keke! GD mentioned how Dara showed them around when they were in the Philippines for their concert tour leg here, and how grateful he was to “Dara-noona” for all her help and for coming to the Philippines from Korea all by herself, in order to watch the concert. ^^ Here is Dara during Alive concert tour in the Philippines last October 24, 2012.

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I am very happy that this was G-dragon‘s “first thing that comes to my memory” when speaking of their concert tour. The following are GD’s parting words:

“But I didn’t regret anything; we all had a great time, eating delicious food and talking with great people.
If only… We could take out the part where we had to go through the entire 2-hour ride.. ^^;
Dara-noona!! I’m very grateful for the good memories! Thank you~!!! ^^”

Read the article (again, if you’ve already read it) to see what “2-hour ride” he was talking about. ^^

I’m also happy to see Dara going out and seeing movies and attending premiers again! She did it a lot in 2010, and in 2013, she attended two movie premiers: Gangster Shaman and Berlin. She supported Gangster Shaman with Tablo, whose wife, Hye Jung, when they went to the VIP premier. She made various tweets that encouraged people to see the movie and mentioned that she wanted to be an actress too.

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For Berlin, she went to the premier with Bom and Minzy, sporting a bright, pink jacket that surely turned heads, along with Bom‘s killer legs and Minzy‘s cute, purple hair. Seeing the girls at that time was particularly refreshing since everyone missed them so much already.

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Of course, Dara is definitely a news-maker. Her various Twitter and me2day (YG’s me2day account anyways), made it on to the news most of the time! I didn’t really translate everything, but most of those that did make the most noise is on the site, such as her unedited photoshoot BTS picture, her desire to be an actress  after she watched Gangster Shaman (please, please, please Papa YG, Darama this year please) , and how netizens cannot quite believe that Dara is already turning 30 this year (shocking, I know, more like 30-going-on-18) and voted her as the top vampire star. I do miss doing mundane photo news, so fighting for this month then, eh? ^_^

Other endorsements and projects have been keeping our 2NE1 girls as a group, busy as well. While they didn’t have a shoot for this new year yet, Nikon released a totally adorable behind-the-scenes video of the girls for the Nikon Coolpix camera, and in introduction vid for the Coolpix 4 camera series .

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Intel also made sure that we don’t forget that the girls are endorsing Ultrabook, by updating their Facebook cover photo with cute, serious, slightly “WTH are they doing?” 2NE1, keke!

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And OhMyGoddess shared this gorgeous magazine scan of Dara for Nikon 1 J2!

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Asiana Airlines also reported that they will be sponsoring YG Family with business class seats during their travels. 2NE1 attended the MOU signing in behalf of the rest of YG Family.

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On the projects side, YG Family has been known for their involvement in charity. For this year, they have joined in with 2NE1 and Big Bang signing up as mentors for a Donation Project for Nepal with Goodway With Us. They gave away signed albums and t-shirts to lucky donors and participants in this project.

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2NE1’s “New Evolution Concert Tour in Seoul” DVD was also released this month! Check out screencaps here and here and check out the photos from the photobook that came with the DVD here!

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And this is another section entirely because SNS is such a HUGE part of Dara’s life! ^_^ Don’t you guys agree? XD

Anyways, Dara has hit the 500,000 mark on Twitter last January~! Her followers increase steadily as the days go on. Right now, she has 541,000 followers! ^^ Considering that she’s only been on Twitter for roughly four months, this is an awesome feat! ^^

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Last month, we saw a lot of Park siblings love going on~! Dara uploaded pictures of handsome Thunder, handsome Doongies, and even bullied him to come home! Seriously, the amount of Park siblings love is enough to give us palpitations! (Their god- and goddess-like good looks may have a BIG hand in those palpitations though. XD)

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And here’s Thunder retaliating his noona’s attack with a picture sneakily taken by himself too!

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This month, our maknae Minggki turned 20! Dara-unnie cannot believe that maknae grew up so fast and sends her very heart-warming wishes for the birthday girl!

One of the most unforgettable Twitter events that happened last month is the “Dishwashing Park” series that Taeyang started when he uploaded a pic of Dara in his Instagram, washing dishes in YG Gym, that prompted some poking fun at Dara by YG staff, RJ, and then joined by G-Dragon (YG Family sure knows how to stir shippers in a frenzy. XD Our shipping hearts, aigoo… The amount of JiDaraYang on Twitter is crazy. XD TOP needs Twitter, ASAP!) who asked her to wash dishes in Big Bang’s dorm as well. Of course, Dara refused to be owned and  in her sassy way, replied with,

“I’m not someone you just order to do your dishes for you~~~ㅋㅋㅋ”

Way to go! Own them, baby girl~! XD

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Another “ARGH KYEOPTA! /throws self off cliff” moment in Twitter involved Seungri~! We all know how Big Bang’s maknae adores his Dara-noona, and vice-versa, so it’s no surprise that these two would get along famously on Twitter as well!  On the 30th, Dara nicknamed Seungri as “Mr. Pogi when he uploaded a truly “pogi” picture of himself on Twitter~! ^^

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Dara had fun playing with Dadoongie’s name in Twitter last month! He has called him Doongmio” and “Leonardo Doongcaprio,” Goo Doong Pyo,” and “Song Doongki” LOL cute, adorable, witty Dara~! XD

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Dara has replied to more and more fans last month too! Unforgettable mentions were Yennie (our very own), Hitomi, and a LOT of other fans on Twitter~! Check out our Twitter tag and you can see for yourself how nice Dara is to fans. ^^ Also, don’t forget to check the Loneliness of Self-Discipline” tag to see Hwangssabu’s updates on hard-working Dara sweating it out in the YG Gym. ^^

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So you see, though the girls are not promoting, time can still be very interesting for all of us, if we just learn to appreciate every little thing that comes our way. Be it a tweet, a photo update, even a mention, it’s all about taking what is given to us and being grateful for it. Though yes, I am one of those fans who is already willing to prostrate myself on YG”s feet just to give us 2NE1 and have them do a bombastic comeback. Until that happens though, let’s take one day at a time and enjoy the little blessings that come! ^^

What is your favorite Dara moment in January 2013? ^^ Share it with us in the comments section below~! ^^ I hope you enjoy the very first of our OhDara Special: Monthly Roundup.. ^_^ Thanks for reading! <3 I hope you enjoyed reading as I enjoyed writing it. ^^

Credits:

Written and compiled by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

Comments on: "OhDara Special: Monthly Round-Up – Starting The Year Right With Dara Goodies In January" (41)

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  4. i’m looking forward for the month of February!!! Admin..please make it extravagant!!! thank you
    =D

  5. 2NE1SHABAM said:

    Daebak!!! You guys are the best. More power and blessings for this blog!
    Belle wow!

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  7. Kyaaa ! Thank You For Sharing This Wonderful Article , This Article Really Made Me Read (w/c is not really my hobby and makes me bored) .

    Who would Taught All Of These Just Happen This January ? kkkk .

    THANKS To OHDARA/WLD <3 OD/WLD Jjang ! Saranghae ! <3 <3 :)

  8. Thank you so much for this awesome article. I have relied on this blog for all Dara updates for years now. And for that I can’t express how thankful I am to all of you guys.

    I just realized..so much happened in the first few months of 2013. Really, there is never a boring month with Dara in it. So much to look forward to this year. Hwaiting to dara and all daralings!! ^^

  9. thank you so much for this article.. we really appreciated all the admins doing!!!
    first i love the convo of Dara and GD with Taeyang, then the naver column of GD and lastly the Clio …hoooray!!!

  10. AlohaDara said:

    This is the first time I’m writing because I just had to say thank you so much Belle and the rest of Admin for all your hard work in keeping us up to date on our Dara’s life journey! I am greatful for the love and positiveness you bring in your articles. Not only are we her fans, we are her world family. We encourage, we rejoice, we fight the injustices, we cry and we pray together because our only wish is succes and happiness for Dara whatever that may be! mahalo nui loa(thank you so much) from the shores of Hawaii to Korea and beyond!

  11. ckjack_bla said:

    Thank your for sharing a good article! Dara is genuinely nice person. I hope that she will stay the same, humble and amiable. I also hope that she will improve her skills and continue to conquer the world with 2NE1. Goddess D the best! ^^b

  12. VipBlackjack187 said:

    Thank you so much admin Oh Dara for The wonderful recap^.^

  13. I have 3 favorites for this month of January…

    3rd was Dara being the new Clio muse.. it broke my heart when I learned Dara is no longer Etude House’s ambassadress, but what a great surprise when the news spread that Dara is now endorsing make up brand Clio that will surely showcase Dara’s smexy side…

    2md will be GD’s Naver Star Column where he told his unforgettable memories here in the PH with our Goddess Dee..

    and 1st will be of course, the Dishwasher Park incident in twitter that took 2 days with full of aegyo (from GD) and sassy-ness (from Dara).

    January has been a lot of fun and giddyness… I hope to see more for this short month but full of love Febuary!

  14. I want to thank YOU as WELL — OH BABY!!! OH BABY!!! OH BABY!!!

  15. nnn

  16. CarlaHearts2ne1 said:

    wow this is really impressive! thanks so much Admins, effort much appreciated. my fave moments would be the “dishwashing park” tweets and GD mentioning our goddess and his fond memory here in PI :))

  17. Well my favorite would be the mag shoot for Nikon 1 j2. That’s a bronze looking Dara right here. I like it. Then another fave is her Clio pic. The one oozing with sensual sadness and facial sex appeal. Love it. The last favorite would be the 500 k mark she got on twitter. it could have been millions or billions already if not for those Dara imposters taking the shares. I wanna impale them 

    Thanks for the updates ohdara, blackjabellie. I know these are just appetizers. You gonna serve the main dish once again

  18. thank you so much for being so hard working OH DARA/WLD!
    this is sooo jjang!

  19. Thank u so much oh dara. I visited this site everyday and anytime. To make an extra effort to update dara’s monthly activities.omg thank u again. I can’t ask for more. U really love us.keke.. we always love dara. :-)

  20. oh dara staff, thank’s for the time and effort writing this update… hope you will not get tired doing it cause we really appreciate it… hwaiting ohdara admin… :)

  21. This site is one of the B-E-S-T =D
    Thank you for all the efforts and hard work ♥
    More years to come!!

  22. woah! awesome! thank you so much OMG admins for all the hardwork you put in for this great fansite! please continue sharing and spreading dara love! kudos! ^_____^

  23. zee unnie said:

    Thank you very much for this Belle & to all the OH DARA admins!!! You make my fangirling updates so easy and enjoyable!

    Here’s to more years of supporting this group of hardworking & patient (to us fans) ladies.

    KUDOS!!!

    zee unnie ^_^

  24. cyndikrystelle said:

    I really love this website as it always updates me about Dara! Thank u sooo much! Can’t get enough of Dara and u satisfy my cravings! (Dara is like a staple food for me)..ㅋㅋㅋ~

    I know this is quite random but have anyone noticed about Ji Hye’s face on the 4th photo? It seems distorted that it made her looked fat.. (⌒-⌒; )

  25. Great job Belle!! I love it! <333

  26. Luneta Park said:

    thanks ohdara you will always have special place in my heart. I love youuuuu oooooh hooooo hoooo hoooooo!!!!!! keep it up ok

  27. fjwygefjhewf This is SO awesome Belle!!! Thank you so much for doing this!!! <3
    It makes me quite nostalgic even if all these happened only a few weeks ago!
    Merci beaucoup chere Bella <3

  28. Thank you for making this article. It’s a very nice review of what happened to Dara for the month of January. We’ll be looking forward to more articles/blog posts like this. ^_^ I love reading it!

  29. wow amazing……dara forever…2ne1 fighting…

  30. awesome OH DARA, thank u for updating us fans everyday ,about DARA,2NE1 AND YG family,i enjoy reading it everyday.

  31. Thank you Oh-Dara! <3

  32. This is FANTASTIC!! I enjoyed reading all of that and it’s such a good summary to read to keep up to date with what Dara have been up to! I absolutely love this site and I make sure that I visit it at least once every month!! Thanks so much for all the work you have put into this wonderful site!! x x x x

  33. omg! i can’t choose … oh well top of my list was when GD mentioned dara on his article. love how he appreciate the effort of dara for them to enjoy in pinas even for a short while :)

  34. fangirl-ahjumma said:

    thank you for this article!!^^

    my favorite january news was when dara christened seungri as Mr. Pogi.. i just find it too funny bec. pogi in korea is “give up”. but i know seungri’s dara noona is just teasing him too in a way. i love seungri and dara’s relationship! (oops is this a shipping comment?!)

    anyway, thank you for the post!!!! od and wld team is jjang!

  35. Thank you OH-Dara for this wonderulf and awesome article. Who would have thought that this all happened in January only, kekeke, and it isn’t even in March of half the year.. More power to Oh-Dara… I’ll wait for 2NE1 no matter how many months the take because when 2NE1 will make their comeback they really deliver a bombastic, fierce and unforgettable comeback among all the other girl group even boy group except for BigBang.. Only 2NE1 and BigBang can deliver OTP comeback..

    My favorite moment in January, is the GD’s Naver Star Column, 2NE1’s performance in SMA, and Dishwasher moment, kyahahaha..

  36. I say thank you to the admins of Ohdara and WLD for the hardwork..(clap clap clap) your passion and love for Dara is really overwhelming. Im happy knowing Dara has this fans like the admins.. Daralings are also lucky to have you guys and this fansite..hehe

    Every moment of Dara is memorable to me. Sandara Park is happiness…^__^

  37. wow thank you for this well-written article!!! oh dara is really the best! :D visiting this site has become a part of my daily routine. it amazes me how you guys handle this site! good job! especially the way you deal with issues and other stuff. fangirling life has become a lot easier for us since you never fail to update us with the activities of Dara and the rest of the 2ne1 girls. more power to you guys! ohdara/welovedara jjang!!! :D and yes! I’ll patiently wait for 2NE1’s comeback. 2ne1 fighting!!! :)

    btw I just noticed that on the part abt dara attending the premiere for gangster shaman, i think you missed out or got confused since it was Sean’s wife and not Tablo’s who participated in the movie ^^ once again thank you for this! looking forward to more! OD/WLD admins fighting! :)

  38. i just want to clarify a particular part: ‘She supported Gangster Shaman with Tablo, whose wife, Hye Jung, starred in the action-comedy.’ I think it’s Jung Hyeyoung, Sean’s wife that starred in that movie ^.^~ You probably just mixed their names up kekeke~ but anyways, this is a fun read. Despite the fact that they’ve been on hiatus, we can still see some Dara-2ne1 related news, & knowing Dara’s been so active in twitter just gives me sth to look forward to. OHDARA WLD HWAITING~! and THANK YOU ^.~

  39. wow, this is an awesome compilation…and pretty long too! good job belle! d(^_^)b

  40. thank you, thank you, thank you! no words of thanks can express how grateful i am for putting in so much love in creating this page for goddess Dara… everything about Dara, anything that mentions 2NE1’s activities are my favorite.. so once again thank you! hwaiting!!!

  41. thank you so much for this wonderful writing. been reading this blog since october 2009 you were knucklepink during that time. thank you for the meaningful words about being patient with the comeback and learn to appreaciate.

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