Son Dambi is a gorgeous Cosmopolitan girl

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Son Dambi is a gorgeous Cosmopolitan girl

Son Dambi shows her adorable side in the latest photoshoot for Cosmopolitan, check out the video below

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Lee Seo-jin asks Park Shin-hye to become a fixed member of “Three Meals A Day”

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Lee Seo-jin asks Park Shin-hye to become a fixed member of “Three Meals A Day”

Park Shin-hye"s humble and beautiful attitude delivered the heartwarming laughs to the viewers.

On May 22nd, Park Shin-hye visited Oksoonbong in Jeonseon to appear in the second episode of tvN"s "Three Meals A Day - Jeongseon", as the first guest of this season of the show.

Almost as soon as she arrived at the place, she was nicknamed, Cinderella. It was because she kept working so hard and diligently.

Park Shin-hye said, "If I work, then will I get to have the harvest from this land", showing her interest in her own portion from the farming.

HISTORY dish on their comeback song, their rippling six-packs, and more in “hashtag” interview!

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HISTORY dish on their comeback song, their rippling six-packs, and more in “hashtag” interview!

If you"ve been craving more of HISTORY, then you"re in for a treat as the boys humors viewers with random stories and talk about their comeback song "Might Just Die" in 1theK"s "hashtag" interview! 

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The idols discuss how hard it is to gain and maintain robust, rippling six-pack abs, delves more into the intricate choreography in their comeback song MV, and shares some hilarious comments posted by fans on Twitter.


[Spoiler] “Producers” Sin Dong-yup advises Kim Soo-hyeon-I about women producers in Entertainment Department, “They are tough”

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[Spoiler] “Producers” Sin Dong-yup advises Kim Soo-hyeon-I about women producers in Entertainment Department, “They are tough”

Sin Dong-yup amused the audience when he advised that one should not date women producers in the Entertainment Department.

The third episode of KBS 2TV"s entertainment drama, "Producers" showed Baek Seung-chan (Kim Soo-hyeon-I), who appeared in the talk show, "Hello Counselor", for his concern that he hated to go to work.

Show host Sin Dong-yup said, "What is special today is that our guest is the new hire producer in KBS entertainment department". Seung-chan said, "The reason I wanted to work for KBS entertainment department was because a noona I like works as a producer there. But after I was hired, I found out she was already dating someone".

2AM’s Jinwoon Says His Heart Broke Over Park Soo Jin’s Wedding News

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2AM’s Jinwoon Says His Heart Broke Over Park Soo Jin’s Wedding News

2AM‘s Jinwoon has been acting as the guest DJ on KBS Cool FM‘s radio show “Lady Jane’s 2 O’clock,” and on May 22′s episode he reveals his crush on Park Soo Jin when he plays a “telepathy quiz” with Lady Jane to get listeners to guess who his crush is.

When Lady Jane asks him to give listeners a hint by telling them what he likes about the person, he says “I’ve never met them in person, but I just think that the way they look is so… lovely?” This makes Lady Jane burst out laughing. “Are they your ideal type?” she asks him.

Weekly Recap: a flurry of comebacks, a not-so-gay comedian, and please forgive me

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Weekly Recap: a flurry of comebacks, a not-so-gay comedian, and please forgive me

This week I could hardly keep up with all that"s happened in the K-Pop sphere. All these comebacks, controversies and scandals are just too much for me to handle! But don"t worry readers, it"s my job to keep you updated on all the latest gossip so follow me down the K-Pop brick road and in no time you will be abreast the most interesting happenings of the week.




N.Flying debuts with "Awesome" track

FNC"s newest act N.Flying finally made its debut with a hard-hitting track titled "Awesome," which seamlessly meshes the rap and rock genres. Contrary to the bold sounds and beats, the lyrics to the song are surprisingly romantic, which is pretty much an endless stream of compliments to the femme fatale--shown in the MV to be a voluptuous young lady working the cash register at a drive-thru. Pipe down gentleman! The girl is not ready to take your orders yet. The debut song, also the title track on the group"s eponymous EP, dropped on May 20, so make sure to grab a copy!

INFINITE’s Sungyeol Cast in JTBC’s New Drama “D-Day”

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INFINITE’s Sungyeol Cast in JTBC’s New Drama “D-Day”

It is being reported that INFINITE member Sungyeol has been cast in JTBC’s upcoming drama titled “D-Day.”

A representative of Woollim Entertainment shared with Star News and TV Report on May 22, “Sungyeol will be joining ‘D-Day’ after confirming his casting today. His specific role has yet to be decided. He will challenge a brand new acting transformation through this production.”

Risk pays off for “Evil” composer

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Risk pays off for “Evil” composer

Film composer and music director Hwang Sang-jun. By Park Sang-moon

A mid-tempo bluesy song plays midway through the recently released crime thriller "Chronicles of Evil", a type of song not usually heard in the genre.

Hwang"s filmography includes, from top, "Shiri" (1999) "Pirates" (2014) and "Chronicles of Evil" (2015). Provided by each distributor

Accompanied by unique female vocals, the explosive score gives the audience time to breathe and focus on the flick"s second half, which is full of yet more suspense.After the film opened on May 14, the relatively unknown song, "I Can"t Get You Off My Mind" sung by Swedish jazz musician Miss Li, was posted on many Korean blogs, accompanied by comments saying that the scene was one of the most memorable in the movie."I like to play a tug-of-war with the audience through the soundtrack", said Hwang Sang-jun, who was responsible for the film"s music score, in a recent interview with the Korea JoongAng Daily."Controlling the pace was my first priority for this crime thriller because, overall, it communicates with the audience with never-ending suspense, and I needed to modulate the flow", the 43-year-old added.Hwang is a renowned film composer and music director in Korea who has crafted music for several box office hits such as "Shiri" (1999) "A Dynamite Family" (2014) and "Pirates" (2014).His career launched when one of his compositions was included in the trailer for "Shiri". Just a year or so later he was recognized for his talent when he won the music director award at the 38th Daejong Film Awards in 2001. After studying film in grad school, he also nabbed the special award at the ninth Mise-en-scene"s Short Film Festival for "The Most Beautiful" in 2010.He says his fascination for film scores comes from the fact that they allow musicians to experiment with diverse genres. He studied classical music in college for this reason, he explained."I"ve liked both music and films since I was very young", said Hwang. "Influenced by my parents, who were musicians, I learned the violin for six years while my older brother learned cello". His older brother, to the surprise of many, is Hwang Jung-min, one of the nation"s most prominent actors. "We don"t care that much about what each of us does", the director said when asked if they have an impact on each other"s careers. "He tells his story through acting and I do it through my music. But since he is busy featuring in movies, I usually recommend him good films that I watch in my spare time". Hwang"s extensive understanding of both film and music has always led him to emphasize a movie"s bigger picture when crafting its soundtrack. "After studying films, I looked at directors differently and was able to think of how to make movies shine on a different level", he explained. "I could consider editing and angle when making music too".When he first read the script for "Chronicles of Evil", the scene where he inserted the track was actually problematic for him. "Since the before and after sequence of that scene was full of overwhelmingly tense moments, that part was really important to make the audience catch their breath", Hwang said. So he started listening to hundreds of foreign songs, until he found the Miss Li track. But picking a pop song, especially one that has lyrics in it, was risky in many ways. "I don"t like to use pop songs in films unless I have a specific purpose and intention", he said. "But there was no other way to carry out my objective with my own composition"."The film"s director Baek Woon-hak listened to it twice. First with his eyes opened and then with his eyes closed. After hearing it the second time, he gave me a big hug saying that the pain in his neck has been finally fixed". But there was still some criticism. "Some people worried that it would disturb the film"s flow, especially because it had lyrics, which could mute the character"s lines", Hwang said. "However, I just couldn"t give up on it because it wasn"t about that specific scene, but was crucial in determining the flow of the rest of the film".So the risk was taken and the result has been worth it so far, according to Hwang. "I feel really great that many people liked the music because it is synonymous with saying that the scene was good as well", he said. "I am happy that the audience felt the same kind of catharsis that myself and Baek felt. There are people who say they can"t hear the lines, but we both thought that the song itself contained more stories than what the actor was saying".He added that he does not have a "single regret" left about this movie.However, unlike in this case, there were times when Hwang"s ideas conflicted with the director"s, requiring a little bit of persuasion. "From my own experience, it doesn"t help to talk about the quality of the music" Hwang said. "We have to approach the director by talking about how the audience will feel when watching it", he said, adding that in the worst case scenario, the whole concept of the music has to change. Hwang is currently working on the new film "Himalaya" [tentative title], directed by Lee Seok-hoon, whom Hwang worked with on "Pirates". He says that the film will contain a more classical music score that goes in line with the grandiose landscape of the mountains featured within the flick. "My favorite feedback is when people say they simply enjoyed the movie. Even if they don"t even realize what music was playing, I feel that I have fulfilled my responsibility as a music director".BY JIN EUN-SOO [jin.eunsoo@joongang.co.kr]

Shin Dong Woo

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Shin Dong Woo

Name: 신동우 / Shin Dong Woo
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1998-Nov-25
Star sign: Sagittarius

TV Shows

Warrior Baek Dong Soo (SBS, 2011)
Once Upon a Time in Saengchori (tvN, 2010)
Flames of Ambition (MBC, 2010)
King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo (KBS2, 2010)
City of Glass (SBS, 2008)
East of Eden (MBC, 2008)
Iljimae (SBS, 2008)
On Air (SBS, 2008)
How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor (SBS, 2007)
Please Come Back, Soon-Ae (SBS, 2006)
Great Inheritance (KBS2, 2006)

Park Yoo-chun to meet fans

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Park Yoo-chun to meet fans

Singer-actor Park Yoo-chun will hold fan meet-up events on June 23 and 24 in Japan after finishing the drama "The Girl Who Sees Smells", according to the 28-year-old"s talent agency, C-JeS Entertainment.

The drama, which stars Park and actress Sin Se-kyeong, was well-received by the public, recording around 10 percent of the viewership rating, according to AGB Nielsen Korea.

China, Japan and Hong Kong are a few of the countries where interest in the drama was also shown.

Kim Tae Hee and Joo Won to possibly act together in drama “Yong Pal”

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Kim Tae Hee and Joo Won to possibly act together in drama “Yong Pal”

Actress Kim Tae Hee and actor Joo Won might be returning to the world of dramas!


Kim Tae Hee"s agency, Lua Entertainment, disclosed on May 22, "Kim Tae Hee did receive an appearance offer for "Yong Pal," but nothing has been decided as of yet. We"re only positively reviewing it."




Joo Won"s agency, Sim Entertainment, said on the same day, "It is true that Joo Won received an offer to appear in SBS"s new Wednesday-Thursday drama, "Yong Pal." He"s not confirmed yet, but he"s positively reviewing it."

[Drama Review] “The Girl Who Can See Smells” – Episode 16 (Finale)

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[Drama Review] “The Girl Who Can See Smells” – Episode 16 (Finale)
THE GIRL WHO CAN SEE SMELLS - EPISODE 16 (FINALE)

"Keep dreaming! There"s no way you"re beating my score on Super Mario World"

Another series has come to a close. I feel content. That"s different because, when a series ends, it usually feels like there"s some part of my life missing. In part because the characters have been your constant companions while you make your way through the series, and there"s a serious disruption in routine when you are no longer watching. Not here. Maybe because it ended with practically a setup for a whole new season? Or maybe because the ending was so satisfying to me. To wit:

Using security cameras, the cops figure out Kwon has absconded with Cho Rim in an ambulance. The police track him to a warehouse, but he"s already stuck her in another van, along with a bomb. She scratches her wedding ring on the bomb to provide a clue and leaves it there. Kwon sets up a meeting with Moo Gak and plants the bomb in the newlywed"s new home, but he is tricked, tracked down, and ultimately killed in a life or death struggle with our hero. Shortly thereafter, the sensory couple is married and trying to settle down for a honeymoon and a quiet life, but unsolved cases once again call them out of retirement...


"Don"t be mad; this is the only way I can get a date."

Well, I got what I wanted. No deaths of the major characters that we"ve come to know and love (yes, I know, I groused about Kang, but ultimately he turned out to be a good guy). Life and death struggle with Kwon, where it looks like Moo Gak is going to die, but he turns the tables on him (the bomb was a distraction -- did you really think he was going to die that way?). We got to see that terrific smell-seeing thing again. And I got my happily ever after. I do not like dramas that end on a down note; "We had one last happy summer, and then she was gone..but the love we felt will last a lifetime" is bogus and cheating. Life already has severe downs, so when I watch something, it"s to escape.


"One ring to rule them all..."

Really, while the spotlight was on Kwon, they kinda fell down while running with that ball. Nothing says bad writing like a predictable plot, and this drama had it in spades. It had a really promising beginning, but something was off about the chef from the start, and I can"t really even pin it down, looking back. And then with the easy unveiling of plot elements, the main plot got even worse. A mystery plot should be like the layers of an onion, each layer removed reveals a new layer, and another underneath that. This plot was like biting an apple and finding a worm, and then slicing it up to find it riddled with worms (eww). Nasty fruit aside, the plot was quite unsubtle and easily guessed.

The true high point for me was the romance between Moo Gak and Cho Rim. To me, it never felt forced, and it just seemed as easy as friendship, with few of the awkward starts and stops that characterize a real-life romance. I almost wonder if there wasn"t a friendship between the actors already. I understand that Yoochun is an idol and is probably insanely busy, but the relationship between them was just golden. Those were the moments I started to tune in for, and when they gave a generous portion of time over to it, I was in heaven, at least for the duration.


"1...2...3...4...I declare a thumb war"

All in all, the series was entirely watchable. I think what worked about it served to offset everything that did not, and that"s what helped me enjoy it, incompetent cops and awkward plots aside. There weren"t long stretches where I was bored, even if nothing was happening. The action scenes were actually pretty cool, and I enjoyed the special effects as well. Even some of the giant plot holes where I literally yelled, "Oh, come on!" still helped propel this thing forward. Would I watch it again? You bet. We got a happily ever after, and isn"t that the best you can hope for?

Kim Soo Hyun’s “Producer” Character Takes His Worries to “Hello Counselor”

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Kim Soo Hyun’s “Producer” Character Takes His Worries to “Hello Counselor”

KBS‘s new drama “Producer,” which is set behind the scenes at the broadcast company, has been pulling out all the stops by namedropping and featuring several of its popular programs. The advice talk show “Hello Counselor” is the latest of its hits to appear on the show.

In the third episode, Kim Soo Hyun’s character Baek Seung Chan is invited onto “Hello Counselor” to talk about his biggest concern in life right now: the fact that he dreads going to work. The clip includes all the aspects of “Hello Counselor” that fans are used to, including the familiar faces of its four hosts, a large studio audience wearing the show’s trademark banners, and the ball pit that guests slide into when they come on stage.

[Spoiler] Added episode 1 captures for the Korean drama “Masked Prosecutor”

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[Spoiler] Added episode 1 captures for the Korean drama “Masked Prosecutor”

Added episode 1 captures for the Korean drama "Masked Prosecutor" (2015)Directed by Jeon San, Kim Yong-soo-IWritten by Choi Jin-wonNetwork : KBSWith Joo Sang-wook, Kim Seon-ah, Eom Gi-joon, Jeon Kwang-ryeol, Park Yeong-gyoo, Park Jeong-hak,...Wed, Thu 22:00Also known as "The Man in the Mask" and "Masked Investigator"SynopsisAbout a man who uses his hands to handle situations that he normally can"t deal with as an investigator.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2015/05/20

Big Bang”s Daesung talks about his long bangs for latest comeback concept

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Big Bang”s Daesung talks about his long bangs for latest comeback concept

Big Bang"s Daesung talked about how he felt about his long bangs for his latest comeback concept with "Bae Bae" and "Loser" on the latest episode of Mnet"s "Heart_a_Tag".

 

As fans saw in Big Bang"s latest comeback, Daesung"s hairstyle is a bit long in the front. T.O.P commented, "You really look like a "70s rock star." Daesung responded, "Even the hair attached to the back of my head is inspired from rock stars."

He went on, "I covered half of my eyes with my hair, and people are telling me, "You looks handsome," and "Your face is brighter." That"s why next time, I plan to grow my bangs down to my nose. I think people will say I"m even better looking then. I think if I grow it to my mouth, I"ll be absolutely handsome."

What do you think about Daesung"s hairstyle?




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Jay Park complains about always having to “take it off” on “Yoo Hee Yeol”s Sketchbook”

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Jay Park complains about always having to “take it off” on “Yoo Hee Yeol”s Sketchbook”

The badass Jay Park appeared on KBS 2TV"s "Yoo Hee Yeol"s Sketchbook" on May 22 with his AOMG family, GRAY and LOCO.


They were asked what they would do if they saw a woman they got interested in while communicating with the audience, and LOCO replied, "Rather than saying I was interested in that person, if a person"s response is good, I would go over to that side, take his/her cell phone and film a video or take a selca."  Ooh, that fan service! Time to practice awesome reactions and head to a LOCO concert.

[Spoiler] “Orange Marmalade” This is how their love begins

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[Spoiler] “Orange Marmalade” This is how their love begins

Seolhyun and Yeo Jin-goo confirmed each other"s love through the ardent kiss.

On the May 22nd episode of KBS 2TV"s "Orange Marmalade", Jeong Jaemin (Yeo Jin-goo) and Baek Ma-ri (Seolhyun ) confirmed each other"s true heart.

On this day, Baek Ma-ri went up the lighthouse and she got to think about Jeong Jaemin all of sudden. Baek Ma-ri said, "I miss you, Jeong Jaemin".

At this moment, Jeong Jaemin appeared and the two started having conversation. He revealed his emotion towards her. He said, "I like you actually". Baek Ma-ri put her lip on his first. And then the two kissed. It was the beginning of their love.

[Album and MV Review] N.FLYING – “Awesome”

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[Album and MV Review] N.FLYING – “Awesome”


N.FLYING - "AWESOME"
Tracklist:

1. One N Only
2. Awesome
3. Heartbreak
4. All in
5. 1 Minute

FNC"s first new band in three years, N.Flying, follows in the footsteps of CNBLUE and F.T Island with their new mini-album. Although they"d been active in Japan with indie singles and performances, "Awesome" is their Korean debut EP. You may have already seen and heard leader Seunghyub (under the pseudonym J.Don) with AOA"s Jimin, teaming up for the single "God."

Rapid-fire raps characterize "One N Only," and the effect is awesome. While the English is a bit fail ("Star Baby" sounds like "Step-baby") it doesn"t mar an otherwise kickin" track.



Honestly, I"m not all that thrilled with "Awesome." Of all the tracks on here, it simply sounds awkward. Maybe it"s supposed to, given that it"s about how a girl drives the guy crazy. I often disagree with the decisions of which tracks to use as singles anyway, and this is one more example. It grew on me after a bit, but there are much finer jams on this baby.  

On "Heartbreak," a hip-hop ballad, all the elements fuse together and click. I love the heartfelt singing and the powerful raps that carry this song forward. While I"m not much for a sensitive side, I definitely dig this track.  



"All In" takes a rock track and marries rap to it. While autotune can be abused, this is one the exceptions. We"ve heard them sing so we know they can. The use of autotune on this track gives it a certain techno feel to it, reminding me of T-Pain or Daft Punk, and it works. The boys want to remind us how determined they are on this track.

"1 Minute" is a soft-rock gem, smooth and heartfelt vocals combining with some seriously sick raps. It has a palpable kinetic energy that makes it pop. It doesn"t spend too much time on the actual melody and instead launches almost immediately into rap with the softer interludes coming in occasionally to remind you.



There are a ton of hip-hop groups these days debuting as either sub-units or full-blown bands. While it"s a good thing for hip-hop fans, is it too much of a good thing? When producers found "the next big thing" in Western music, they over-saturated the market with it until it became stale and overproduced, like hair bands in the 80"s and disco before it -- and practitioners of those art forms became virtually pariahs as the next big thing was introduced. I don"t want this to happen to any band.

N.Flying"s debut doesn"t sample or borrow from other artists, nor are there any guest stars on here. Apparently FNC was comfortable enough with them to give the boys their own spotlight, and they bask in it well. Not only do we have a killer addition to my playlist, but we have another artist to watch. I can"t wait to see where they go from here.

MV REVIEW
If there was ever a girl to drive a guy crazy with how good she looks, it"s Seolhyun of AOA. And that"s exactly what"s going on as Seunghyub does what he can to catch the hot barista"s eye.



He tries to sweet talk her, which does nothing. So he sends her a text message, using a rather large screen and a supercomputer. Yeah...never needed to do that.



And then there"s a strange subplot where apparently they are just random fans, and the group that"s playing in a box is the group they"re rocking out to on the outside of the box. They dance and jump as the lights from the box play over their faces.

Of course, if you have to put your boy band in a box, do it right:


The MV is all over the place, switching from drama to performance at lightspeed. This doesn"t make it a bad thing, though, as Seolhyun is definitely watchable. It hardly makes any sense, as the elements don"t come together to form a coherent narrative, but does that really matter? It"s a very dreamlike stream of consciousness, and it straddles that line between story and performance that helps keep my attention. Even though the booty shorts could hardly help her do her job. :) 


[Spoiler] “Falling For Innocence” Jeong Kyeong-ho and Kim So-yeon begin their risky love

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[Spoiler] “Falling For Innocence” Jeong Kyeong-ho and Kim So-yeon begin their risky love

"Falling For Innocence" the love between Jeong Kyeong-ho and Kim So-yeon has begun.

On the May 22nd episode of JTBC"s "Falling For Innocence", Kim Soon-jeong (Kim So-yeon) realized she was in love with Kang Minnho (Jeong Kyeong-ho).

On this day, Kang Minnho held Kim Soon-jeong"s hand tightly and said, "This is a punishment. You should say yes to whatever I"m going to say now".

Kang Minnho said, "Aren"t I damn handsome?", "Stay next to me until I fall asleep", "When I wake up in the morning, you should be next to me" and "You"re going to stay with me until I die".

[Spoiler] Added episode 3 captures for the Korean drama “Warm and Cozy”

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[Spoiler] Added episode 3 captures for the Korean drama “Warm and Cozy”

Added episode 3 captures for the Korean drama "Warm and Cozy" (2015)Directed by Park Hong-gyoonWritten by Hong Jeong-eun, Hong Mi-ranNetwork : MBCWith Yoo Yeon-seok, Kang So-ra, Lee Seong-jae, Kim Seong-oh, Lee Han-wi, Seo I-an,...Wed, Thu 22:00Also known as "Jeju Island Gatsby" (제주도 개츠비, je-ju-do gae-cheu-bi)SynopsisA romance story between a young couple who works hard managing the restaurant "Warm and Cozy" in the beautiful island, Jeju.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2015/05/13