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Saturday, December 10, 2011

‘Secret Garden’ & ‘The Greatest Love’ honored at 2011 Grimae Awards

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SBS‘s popular mini-series ‘Secret Garden‘ won the Daesang at the 2011 Grimae Awards, an annual festival that awards prizes for top actors, actresses, and cinematography.
Apart from its Daesang win, ‘Secret Garden’ also scored big in the cinematography category, resulting in honors for camera directors Huh Dae Sun and Lee Seung Chun.
Meanwhile, the awards recognized actor Cha Seung Won from MBC‘s ‘The Greatest Love‘ as ‘Best Actor’, and Ha Ji Won scooped the ‘Best Actress’ distinction for ‘Secret Garden’.
Since 1993, the Best Actor/Actress for the Grimae Awards are selected by camera directors working in the industry.
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Lotte to Reward Offline Customers with Star-Studded Calendar

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Lotte Duty Free will distribute its 2012 calendar, which features pictures of Korean Wave stars who model for the group, to customers on a first-come first-served basis, it announced on Tuesday.

Actors Hyun Bin, Jang Keun-suk, Song Seung-hun, Choi Ji-woo and Kim Sa-rang, and K-pop stars JYJ,Kim Hyun-joong, and Big Bang are among high-profile stars who appear in the calendar.

It is available in three languages — Korean, Chinese and Japanese — and will be given to customers who have made purchases worth over US$500 at any of Lotte Duty Free’s offline stores.

Friday, December 9, 2011

[LSJ and KJE] Lovers Hang-over...

Ya! After watching Lovers [marathon way] I got this silly feelings over these two couples, Lee Seo Jin and Kim Jung Eun who were once lovers in real life, knew it after searching some more videos and blogs about them. It's the chemistry! They were so tuned into each other in every scenes they were in together and you just got to feel the passion even while they were just looking at each other. It's a shame on my part that I only knew of this series now, years later. Still, it's a drama that has a lot of nice scenes and a romantic love story with a twist, or should I say with a bit of action on the side. A gangster who fell in love with a doctor. Now, how cute was that.

Lee Seo Jin and Kim Jung Eun in Lovers

Yes, still got this hang-over after I deprive myself of hours of sleep just to satisfy my curiosity on how the love story between these two characters would develop. Not to add my interest upon learning that they were a real couple way back then. Sorry, just only learned now, so I'm kinda still feeling the giddiness though they already parted ways and most probably got over each other long ago. But what can I do? It's the drama that's making me dig for more. And wishing they will do another series, despite what happened to them, coz they make a good on screen romance, their chemistry is so strong.

So now here I am, still talking about this old series, re-watching some scenes, searching for more photos and sharing them all here. Lovers was an apt title for a drama that made the two lead actors lovers in real life. Guess I not only felt the passion but they, too were smouldered by the fire burning inside of them.:)) 

...and this photo may be old but this was a look of a man who was fascinated once by Kim Jung Eun's charm and cuteness. 

and likewise! Photos don't lie.:)

the BTS

the awkwardness prior to the highlight of the love story...the KISSING SCENE!
aegyo! chongmal!

Lee Seo Jin was blushing...:))

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‘Cool Guys, Hot Ramen’ Will Not Be Extended [Flower Boy Ramyun Shop]

Aigooo!!! I was about to start on this drama of Il woo, but was interrupted for awhile by another K-drama which I  already started and decided to finish watching the rest of the episodes, marathon style!:)) Looking at this article, it seemed that FBRS will be over soon, so I really have to make time to start watching this.

Reposting from eNews World
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‘Cool Guys, Hot Ramen’ Will Not Be Extended
 2011-12-09 14:09 l CJ E&M enewsWorld Choi, EunHwa

Cable channel tvN’s hit drama Cool Guys, Hot Ramen is expected to end with 16 episodes on December 20 as planned.

The drama drew attention even prior to its airing with the casting of flower boy Jung Il Woo, Lee Chung Ah and Lee Ki Woo, who′d recently returned from the army.

As the drama stole the hearts of female viewers in the age group of 10 to 30, it exceeded average viewership ratings of 2 percent from the first episode, achieving admirable results for a cable channel drama, which often don′t pass even one percent.

With the growing popularity of the drama, viewers expressed their wishes that the drama would be extended on its comment board and online community sites. A netizen said, “When I think about the end of the drama, I become depressed,” while another netizen commented, “Whenever I watch the show, I feel excited. I’m so curious how the next episode unfolds. I wish the drama would be extended.”

A rep from the drama’s production crew recently told enews, “I’m really thankful that many people love the drama. I saw many comments asking for the extension, but it’s a shame we have to finish it with 16 episodes.” “More exciting stories will be aired in the remaining four episodes, so stay tuned.”

Cool Guys, Hot Ramen is a romantic comedy about rich boy Cha Chi Soo (Jung Il Woo), failed student teacher Yang Eun Bi (Lee Chung Ah) and genius chef Lee Ki Woo. It airs on Monday and Tuesday at 11pm.

Jung Il Woo Interview pics from THE DAILY FOCUS

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Yoon Eun Hye at The opening ceremony of the MCM Hong Kong Satellite store

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Park Si Hoo Picked as Most Handsome Korean Star in Japan, Beating Lee Ki Kwang, Choi Siwon and More

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Park Si Hoo Picked as Most Handsome Korean Star in Japan, Beating Lee Ki Kwang, Choi Siwon and More

On a Japanese Hallyu site, a poll was generated on Korea's most handsome star and Park Si Hoo received the most votes, putting him at the number one spot.
The poll started on November 2, which means that it was held for about a month. Park Si Hoo claimed the number one spot, surpassing the likes of other handsome stars such as Lee Ki Kwang, Song Joong Ki, Kim Bum and Choi Siwon.
On November 6, "Princess Prosecutor" along with "Queen of Reversals" started to air in Japan. Afterwards, Park Si Hoo started to receive more love and popularity. 
Around 6000 fans visit Park Si Hoo's official Japanese website as well as the mobile site each day. Furthermore, he is receiving many calls for interviews, TV broadcasts and fan meetings.
Sources from Park Si Hoo's agency say, "Although it's been over a year since Park Si Hoo has visited Japan, many people are giving a lot of love so we are very thankful. These days, there are even fans who physically come to our office. As soon as we find the right time in Park Si Hoo's schedule, we will plan something to repay the fans."
Meanwhile, Park Si Hoo successfully ended the drama, "The Princess' Man" and is currently shooting for the film, "I Am A Murderer."

071211 HyunJoong's Happy Birthday Greeting to Junsu! :)

 Credits: TVXQHOMETH @ YT + 2011XIAHDAY (youtu.be/W-MFXu4dWmM)

081211 HyunJoong's new photo with @Steven_ Lee_. in Hollywood

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@Steven_ Lee_ tweeted this with the photo: Had a great time with amazing musicians in Hollywood! btw where did sean go??????

Lovers on Arirang

It is obvious that I like K-drama very much. And some artists too. So it is not surprising if I also watch Arirang on cable just to update me some more about Korean shows. A week ago I chanced upon this K-drama. It was an old one but I have not seen it yet. Lovers. I was just disappointed that I did not catch it sooner, so it was already on its 7th episode.

Lee Seo Jin and Kim Jung Eun were the lead stars. I like it. There was that instant chemistry between these two actors and I feel the story especially the scenes where they were exchanging cute dialogues, more to irk  or annoy each other. They are both adults but still, I feel the passionate and deep love of the characters [as if they were in their teens] they were both portraying.

It's about a gangster played by LSJ named Kang Jae and a doctor played by KJE named Mi Joo.  A bit complicated because Kang Kae already has an 8 year long relationship with another girl named YooJin played by Kim Kyu Ri and she was already pregnant.  It was further more spiced by the fact that Mi joo, the doctor was living on the same building,  next door from Yoo Jin. Ironic!. It really put a lot of stress whenever they all chanced upon each other outside their doors. The scene that made me want to yell at Mi Joo to say "yah! can you please open the door now. hurry up and don't linger. don't hurt yourself further!" was when Kang Jae suddenly out of the blue proposed to his girlfriend Yoo jin outside the door despite his feelings for Mi Joo. It was a highlight of that episode. Anyway, didn't I mentioned that I searched this drama on line so that I would watched it non stop...kekeke coz I could not get enough of the story. So,  yes..now I finished it already, but I have yet to watch the first parts, from episode 1-6. 

If you have not yet watched this one, LOVERS, I suggest you take a look and I think you will also find it okay. Another K-drama had caught my attention, but then it was worthwhile watching it.

some MVs

Lovers FanVid (Kim Jung Eun and Lee Seo Jin) - Lovers OST

Lee Seo Jin Serenading Kim Jung Eun (Lovers) - Co~

lovers - when you kiss me

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071211 Information For Kim HyunJoong’s Digital Single Album [Marry You/Marry Me]

by 더블에스오공일 (Double S 501)


This is Keyeast.

The releasing date for Kim HyunJoong's digital single album [Marry You/Marry Me] have been decided.

Digital single album [Marry Me/Marry Me] will be released in various online music sites on 15th of December at 00:00am KST.

1. Marry You
2. Marry Me
3. Marry You (Instrumental)
4. Marry Me (Instrumental)

[Marry Me] is the male version whereas [Marry You] is the female version. Aside for the lyrics, the guitar performance together with the song arrangement will be different.

Additionally, the music video consists of the digital single album tracks [Marry You] & [Marry Me]. Especially, the music video exudes a smooth sensation of the sand animation together with the pictures of happy moments spent that the fans had sent it to us will be revealed through Kim HyunJoong's official Youtube channel on 15th December midnight.

Despite the busy schedule after 'Lucky Guy' promotion on November, Kim HyunJoong have directly participated in the lyrics composition to show a better image for the fans. We hope to receive many supports and love for the specially prepared digital single [Marry You/Marry Me].

Thank you.

Source: henecia.com
English translation: Stephanie (@5StarsAs1/ www.i-kpoplovers.blogspot.com)
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071211 Kim HyunJoong Rejects TV Chosun ‘SPEED’..’Tight Schedule’

 by 더블에스오공일 (Double S 501)

Singer-actor Kim HyunJoong had reached his final decision whether to cast in the TV Chosun's drama 'SPEED'.

According to Kim HyunJoong's agency KeyEast director, Shin JeGwang to OSEN, he said 'We will definitely review optimistically if we received any good drama offers, however, because Kim HyunJoong will be releasing his first official album in Japan on January and followed by the promotion activities throughout China on February-March, it will likely be very difficult to arrange his busy schedule together with the drama.'

'SPEED' is scheduled to air next year on March-April, a blockbuster drama that depicts the battle of the car-racers & dealing with the fates. The director for this drama, Yang Yoonho have also directed for the KBS2 TV drama 'Iris'.

Thus, Kim HyunJoong have rejected the offer to cast in this drama. Aside from Kim HyunJoong, they are currently still discussing actor Lee JungJae and SNSD member, SooYoung to star in this drama.

Source: Nate
English translation: Stephanie (@5StarsAs1/ www.i-kpoplovers.blogspot.com)
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071211 Kim Hyun Joong Releases Signature Necklace in Collaboration with Justin Davis

by 더블에스오공일 (Double S 501)

Kim Hyun Joong has joined hands with the world-renowned jewelry designer Justin Davis for the release of his own signature necklace. Justin Davis is the founder of Justin Davis Jewelry and has worked with a number of celebrities in the past, including Eminem, Paris Hilton, Amuro Namie, and Hamasaki Ayumi.

The “Kim Hyun Joong Necklace” is designed after Kim Hyun Joong’s “HJ” initials as he was directly involved in the entire designing process. Justin Davis’ representatives said, “Through the whole designing process, Kim Hyun Joong showed exceptional talent in design, fitting his image as a Hallyu star with good fashion sense. We’d like to applaud Kim Hyun Joong’s effort to continuously challenge new areas, despite already being a global star.”

The necklace is expected to be out on the market from mid-December in Japan. It’ll first be available only in select Japanese department stores, but will expand into other markets in the future. Check out the design below!

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Yoon Eun Hye Carries 6,000 Dollar MCM Bag

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Yoon Eun Hye Carries 6,000 Dollar MCM Bag

Yoon Eun Hye has once again captured the media through her airport fashion. This time, she was seen carrying a 60,000,000 won (roughly $6,000) yellow, crocodile print bag by MCM.
On December 7, Yoon Eun Hye left the country to go to Hong Kong for the MCM store opening event at the Hong Kong Times Square. 
Yoon Eun Hye showed off the highly trendy "bottomless" look with a simple white shirt, a long beige colored cashmere cardigan with matching beige booties. Her outfit futher accented her bright yellow bag. 
Sources from MCM said, "That yellow crocodile print bag is from MCM and is about 6,000 dollars - it is a limited edition item. Yoon Eun Hye's cardigan is also from MCM. It is made from luxurious Italian cashmere and emphasizes the feminine body line."
What do you think of the bag?

Yoon Eun Hye appeared at the airport with splendid fashion.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Yoo Eun Hye clarifies public transportation proof shot, “just wanted to share a memory”

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Former singer and current actress Yoon Eun Hye set out to clarify the distorted meaning of the ‘public transportation proof shot’.
Yoon Eun Hye tweeted on December 4th, “I had a priceless experience today. I used public transportation for the first time in almost 10 years. (My) manager half forced me so took the bus to go to a big book store then back but (my) manager seemed more excited taking pictures constantly so I was even more embarrassed. Euyigu I’m gonna die. But what is this flutter? Right! The bus is very dangerous so I will definitely give up my seat to the children or the elderly. I was on it just a little while but wobbly wobbly. It would be really dangerous for people who don’t have much strength in their legs and arms” along with a picture.
Netizens commented mostly that to express that using public transportation is a ‘priceless experience’ is not carefully thought out as it is a norm for the public.
Yoon Eun Hye tweeted in response on November 5th, “’Experience of the average people’. That really bothers me a lot. It’s too bad that a happy and anxious experience of a person can be stepped on and distorted like this. Don’t misunderstand please”, reflecting the bitterness she must feel.
Yoon Eun Hye also added, “I truly apologize if there were any words I used that caused the misunderstanding. I said that the bus was dangerous with not a negative intention but I had seen a video clip before that some people talk disrespectfully to the elderly and do not give up their seats to the elderly.. I am healthy but even I felt wobbly a few times so what would that be like for the elderly.. I carefully mentioned it feeling that we should protect the children and respect the elderly”, clarifying her meaning.
Yoon Eun Hye further revealed, “I was happy because it’s difficult for me to use public transportation even for a short distance. That’s all. I could have left it as just my own memory but wanted to share it. What does it matter what I say. For the people who are twisted, what I say now would sound bad even. Hm, living in a world that’s too much”, feeling hurt perhaps from all the criticism.
Netizens commented, “Let’s laugh a little. Why are people so antsy to knock others down?”, “People have no emotions these days at all”, and “Don’t pay any attention to people like that and cheer up.”
Source: WStar News via Nate

Song Hye Kyo’s sexy gaze from the couch

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Actress Song Hye Kyo exuded a deadly level of allure lying on a couch.
Photographer Oh Joong Suk recently tweeted a picture from a pictorial that he worked on with Song Hye Kyo in Paris.
Song Hye Kyo’s wearing a long white dress lying on a couch. The sensual gaze and the slender legs call out to the hearts of men. The buttons down the front of the long dress draw the eyes.
Netizens commented, “This is a femme fatale”, “Short but great proportions”, and “I guess the zippers and buttons are in these days.”
Source: Joongang via Nate

SS501′s Kim Hyun Joong to play male lead in ‘Speed’?

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According to a broadcasting management representative, SS501 leader Kim Hyun Joong has been cast as the male lead in TV Chosun‘s new K-drama ‘Speed‘, written by Ma Jin Won along with Lee Dong Hwa and directed by Yang Yoon Ho.
The representative informed MyDaily during a phone interview on the 5th, “His agency has agreed to Kim Hyun Joong taking on the new role, but the formal contracts have yet to be signed at this point in time.”
Kim Hyun Joong’s agency KeyEast Entertainment remarked, “It is true that we received an offer and are optimistically looking through the script.”
‘Speed’ is a car-racing blockbuster drama and is receiving attention as it is directed by Yang Yun Ho who in the past has taken on projects such as ‘Wind Fighter‘, ‘Libera Me‘, as well as KBS 2TV‘s 2009 hit drama ‘IRIS‘.
Kim Hyun Joong who has devoted himself to his singing career in 2011 will be focusing a lot more on his acting in the new coming year. Actor Lee Jung Jae and SNSD’Soo Young are also reportedly looking through the script to possibly take on roles alongside Kim Hyun Joong. ’Speed’ will be a mini-series that is scheduled to air its first episode sometime in April of 2012.
Source & Image: MyDaily via Naver