Late on the latest gossip, Seok-yul runs around the office frantically looking for Geu-rae to ask about Chief Park. When he finds him, Geu-rae ignores his hysteria and approaches Baek-ki to thank him for his help. Behind them, the audit team heads to Sales Team 3 with boxes to collect Chief Park’s items, and Seok-yul gapes at their sight.Seok-yul follows Geu-rae to the scene, where Chief Oh and Dong-shik watch the auditors pile all of Chief Park’s papers into boxes. Dong-shik notes that this is the biggest case of corruption since the company’s founding. As the audit team leaves, Geu-rae narrates the series of events that followed: all the previous bosses Chief Park worked under were called into examination, meaning that Manager Kim also couldn’t avoid blame. Chief Park desperately asks the executive director for his mercy, and the executive director seems to respond favorably
Fighting nerves, Nae-il stumbles onto the stage and sits at the piano for her first-round performance. Looking to Yoo-jin out in the audience calms her, and he thinks encouraging thoughts her way as she begins her competition piece.She’s off to a good start, and Yoo-jin relaxes while the judges start nodding approvingly, noting that she’s the best so far. Teacher Do is pleased, too, recognizing that Nae-il is adding her own feeling into the performance: “Good,” he thinks. “Play just like that.”Also watching is Teacher Yoon from the master class, who remains stony-faced through it all. Yoon-hoo, on the other hand, doesn’t look worried as he joins her in the audience. Nae-il plays strongly through the end, and more than anything I love that she looks thrilled with herself. Teacher Do bursts into applause, and Yoo-jin joins in, thinking, “Good job, Seol Nae-il
We rewind a little to see that Dad finds the kids on the rooftop and hides out of sight, just in time to watch Dal-po try to stop In-ha’s day-long bout of hiccups, over having to lie that things went great with Mom and she’s totally fine giving up on journalism altogether. In-ha knows that Dal-po gave up college for her, and says she can’t live off of his taxi-driving income forever.But Dal-po stops her from burning all her books by declaring that he
needs them now, because he’s going to become a reporter too. Just like that, her hiccups stop, and fireworks explode in the distance.As they head back down with her suitcase full of books, In-ha offers to give Dal-po her precious notes that she spent three years compiling. She worries about Grandpa finding out that Dal-po isn’t dumb, but he’s not concerned at all, since he plans to keep his cabbie job and just study intermittently because he’s positive he won’t be hired
Hyuk intercepts Yoon-hee, who’s still looking down after her discovery of Min-ho’s worry over her, on her way to rent tents for the village marketplace. He offers to go with her to help, not taking no for an answer. The other three boys hunt grasshoppers and wonder where Hyuk went, since he’s not answering his phone.Sang-eun comes squealing up to tell them that their appearance on her video blog was a hit — the video of her father fish-slapping them is going viral on the internet. They’re embarrassed, though she points out that it’s still promotion for their band. It’s interesting that Min-ki doesn’t seem that interested in band promotion, and is more concerned with getting enough grasshoppers for their market booth. Snake surprises Min-ki by grabbing a grasshopper before he gets to it, and HAHAHA, he’s dressed in country farmer clothing
Okay, I seriously love this episode. I swear it’s not even because our hero finally gets a makeover (even though that’s worth a round of applause in and of itself—fare thee well, Mop of Shame!), but because the family stuff hits all the right chords. It’s an episode about fathers, and the kind of love that’s so steadfast that sometimes a reminder is a shock to the system—a poignant, tear-filled, affectionate shock.by DramabeansTiger J.K – “첫사랑” (First Love)
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EPISODE 4: “Romeo and Juliet”
We rewind a little to see that Dad finds the kids on the rooftop and hides out of sight, just in time to watch Dal-po try to stop In-ha’s day-long bout of hiccups, over having to lie that things went great with Mom and she’s totally fine giving up on journalism altogether
During his coffee break, Chief Park decides that he’d prefer his coffee made by a woman, and requests one of the female staff members also taking a break to make a cup of coffee for him. She politely obliges, but she and the other women silently tense up when he makes them uncomfortable with his lewd remarks (which he excuses by pretending he’s actually referring to a car in the magazine he’s reading, ugh).They report the situation to Deputy Director Sun, and she immediately tracks down Chief Oh to tell him to keep a better handle on his employee. Chief Oh wastes no time in confronting Chief Park (in full view of the department), warning him that he’ll put up with negligence in his work, but he won’t tolerate Chief Park’s verbal abuse to the weak (aka Geu-rae) and sexual harassment of the female employees
After Yoo-jin’s failed hypnotherapy session, he happens upon his uncle talking to Nae-il, making mention of his airplane accident. Uncle had assumed Nae-il knew since she was aware of his water trauma, but Yoo-jin is upset to have his secret revealed and leaves the house, pulling Nae-il along with him.But the truth is out and there’s no use pretending she doesn’t know. Yoo-jin tells her of the plane crash that landed him in the sea, giving him a two-for-one trauma deal that prevents him from taking planes and boats. “It’s absurd, isn’t it?” he asks bitterly. “Go ahead, laugh.”She’s the furthest thing from laughing, and realizes that Yoo-jin isn’t choosing not to go abroad but actually unable to. Knowing how much he wanted to study overseas has her on the verge of tears, though Yoo-jin tells her that it’s not worth crying over
Im Si Wan plays worker Jang Geu Rae on the drama "Misaeng." He plays a worker with only a GED but he"s no dummy. His character"s ability to strategize had him on track to become a professional baduk player. And those strategizing skills come in handy at the office.
It"s fitting that ZE:A"s Im Si Wan should play someone smart as he studied mechanical engineering at Busan University. There he was considered a gifted student and received plenty of academic awards. His fellow ZE:A members even voted him the smartest in the group.
Actor Kang Dong Wan also majored in mechanical engineering, only he attended Hanyang University. The actor, who appears in the k-movies "My Brilliant Life" and "Kundo: Age of Rampant," graduated Hanyang University with honors
Back in the van, Goo-tak assures Tae-soo that they’ll find the guy that killed the pawnshop owner since they’ve found the weapon. But Tae-soo recognizes a fellow assassin’s work when he sees one—an expertly-placed stab wound caused Pawnbroker Im to die from massive blood loss within seconds.The professional they’re dealing with is among the best of the best: a completely emotionless assassin, whose work leaves no trace of evidence, no unnecessary wounds, and lastly, no sense of guilt.Team Crazy Dogs heads back to HQ where Prosecutor Oh is already waiting for them. He’s delighted to meet everyone in person—Jung-moon in particular, to whom he says it’s been three years since they’ve last seen one another. A quick flashback reveals that Prosecutor Oh had chuckled at Jung-moon’s high psychopathy score in the interrogation room years ago
Workers Fight ‘The Man’ in “Cart” Written by Rachel On November 17, 2014
Contract workers’ dramatic fight for rights are put in the spotlight in the newly released film Cart (카트). It’s the first mainstream film to be made about this serious issue in South Korea. Yum Jung-ah (The Big Swindle) plays Sun-hee, a mother and contract worker for a large department store. She works alongside single mother Hye-mi (Moon Jeong-hee, Deranged) and Soon-rye ( Kim Young-ae, Birth of a Beauty). The contract workers find out that they will be fired for no apparent reason and decide to create a union to fight the company. The film showcases the struggle between the workers and the corporation. The film’s director Boo Ji-young wanted to show the human side of the workers, rather than just the political side
Three Meals a Day, Meokbang, and the Korean Food Trend Written by Adri On November 15, 2014
Ratings with more than 6% for a cable television channel are very rare. Crossing that threshold means that a show is officially a sensation. So if a tvN cooking-eating cable variety show reached 8.3% in ratings, no one could deny that it is simply crazy.
Na PD — the genius behind 2 Days 1 Night and the Over Flowers series — is responsible for coming out with this smashing hit; Three Meals a Day. The idea is to put actor Lee Seo-jin and 2PM member Taecyeon in a secluded village house and ask them to cook anything and eat those meals three times a day. Little that he knew, his simple idea has sent Korean audiences into a frenzy
Everyone seems to think Woo-jin is preparing to use physical force to break up the human shield blocking the voting booth, but all he does is raise his hand……So that Actor Gu can high-five him. That’s right, Woo-jin already secured his allegiance by having Sung-joon sneak a letter to Actor Gu during the Bulldog/Dal-goo kerfuffle.And without a fourth person to block the voting booth, Assemblyman Kang’s plan fails. Dal-goo gets elected president, and fulfills his promise to distribute the funds from the treasury to his supporters. Korean tvN Drama Liar Game Episode 8 Recap and Screenshots
But there’s a reason Do-young doesn’t look at all worried, which is likely because Dal-goo opens the safe to find it empty. Oh no. This is baaad
.Naturally, Actor Gu and Bulldog turn on Team Dal-goo thinking they’ve been betrayed
Agh, they’re so cuuuuute. Now that our backstory is in place, the second episode actually brings our leads together onscreen, and I’m happy to say that their dynamic is adorable—their bickering relationship is funny and heartfelt, and I really like both characters. It was impossible to tell from the first episode alone if the show would reel me in, but by the end of this hour, they’ve got me. Last-place student Dal-po wins his first round of the TV quiz show, wiping the smirk off of the first-place champion and surprising everyone in their class. As the audience claps and the cameras turn to him, he narrates in voiceover that after suffering those cruel events with his family, he vowed to never set foot in a broadcast station or exchange words with anyone even remotely associated with a network
Audition hall. After arriving to an empty auditorium, the judges receive word that there are students prepared to audition after all. Teacher Ahn is pleased at this sign that the boycott issue was resolved, while Teacher Do sniffs that an S Orchestra student is still going to fail, considering that judging will purely be based on ability.Yoo-jin and Nae-il arrive just in time for the first solo, recognizing Il-lac immediately. While he plays, Il-lac’s mind is full of Nae-il’s earlier reminder of everything Yoo-jin had done for them. In this case, Yoo-jin’s actions speak louder than his words (in that he offered no words). As Yoo-jin watches anxiously, Nae-il reaches out and takes his hand in a reassuring gesture. Korean KBS Drama Cantabile Tomorrow Episode 10 Recap and Screencaps
The A Orchestra members are also alerted to the end of the boycott, but Shi-won is confused to see that many are skipping auditions anyway
It’s Sunday, the day of rest, and in the early morning, Geu-rae goes for a run, remembering how his old baduk teacher counseled that physical health is important for mental health, especially when it comes to will power and stamina.At a coffee shop, Baek-ki tries to appear politely interested in his blind date, but she’s more focused on his salary and how he would be able to provide for her. He bails early and heads to the movies, where he runs into Young-yi (and he lies that he’s dressed up for a friend’s wedding, not a blind date).They end up watching a horror-film double-feature together, and afterwards Young-yi is amused at Baek-ki’s glassy-eyed expression. Ha! Apparently he can’t handle scary movies. She leans in to tell him one more scary thing: “Tomorrow’s Monday
One the biggest reasons K-dramas attracted us is because the Korean actors appear to know all about true love. Each Korean drama consists of quotation uttered by actors made our heart melt. Following are 50 Korean drama quotation which are meaningful to true love.1. Winter Sonata2. Angel Eyes3. Moon that Embraces the Sun4. Flower Boy Ramen Shop5. I'm Sorry, I Love You6. It's Okay, That's Love7. Sungkyunkwan Scandal8. Stairway to Heaven9. It's Okay, That's Love10. I Hear Your Voice11. High School-Love On12. Heirs13. Heartstrings14. GoongCan beauty buy happiness? Watch as Joo Sang Wook and Han Ye Seul find out on Birth of a Beauty15. Good Doctor16. Full House17. Full House18. Flower Boy Next Door19
(Photo : Oakley, Inc.)
It has recently been announced that actor and model Lee Jong Suk has become the face for popular eyewear and apparel brand, Oakley.
Based out of California, Oakley focuses on sports equipment and apparel as well as various other pieces of athletic gear.
Lee Jong Suk is the first Korean model to appear in endorsements for Oakley.
In the new promotional posters and ads, the popular Korean leading man is seen posing casually in the famous eyewear. In addition to the eyewear, Lee Jong Suk also took part in modeling various pieces of urban athletic wear
Before Lee Jong Suk was making leaps and bounds as a drama star, he was boasting quite the extensive modeling career having walked fashion runways for some of the biggest shows
How Sweet It Is: Pepero Day and Korean Couple Culture Written by Chelsea On November 12, 2014
November 11 marks the celebration of Pepero Day: an unmistakably corporate holiday that is marketed heavily by South Korea’s Lotte Corporation. Lotte is so successful in this endeavor that Pepero Day sales (from October to November) make up half of the candy company’s annual profit. It’s impossible to miss the signs of Pepero Day approaching. Stands and towers of Pepero and romance themed gifts pop up just about everywhere, even in stores that may not otherwise carry candy products regularly. Idol group endorsements also flood the media (this year with Exo and Red Velvet).
South Koreans celebrate Pepero Day much like Valentine’s Day. In lieu of valentines, they exchange boxes and sticks of the popular chocolate-coated cookie sticks (worry not — there’s a space on the back dedicated to writing your own love message to the recipient)
Nae-il comes to Yoo-jin for comfort after running out on her lesson, where she was told Teacher Do would be her new instructor. She calms at the touch of his hand, but the effect is short-lived because Yoo-jin tells her that she needs a stern teacher to help her grow as a musician, and that she shouldn’t waste her talent. He takes a call from Teacher Do and says he’ll bring Nae-il in to her lesson, and, feeling betrayed, she withdraws her hand from his grasp.Nae-il cries that he’s just like everyone else for forcing her when that leads to tears and pain, but Yoo-jin replies that if everyone’s saying the same thing, then she’s the one who’s wrong. He’s not mean about it, but ouch, that seems a little tone-deaf to Nae-il’s stricken reaction. She sobs, “Not being able to do as I want—you don’t know what that’s like
Birth of a Beauty, Episodes 1-2: There’s No Such Thing as a Free Makeover Written by Chelsea On November 7, 2014
It’s not that big girls need love too, it’s that they need pity and really good cosmetic surgery. At least, that’s what I expected the pilot episodes of SBS’s Birth of a Beauty would try to have me believe. However, I stand corrected.
Reminiscent of the hit 2006 film, 200 Pounds Beauty, the familiar make-over/revenge plot is re-vamped with humor, mystery and an attempt at social commentary that make Birth of a Beauty both unique and touching. It’s not that plastic surgery becomes a cure-all for the plight of Guem-ran (Ha Jae-sook). Rather, her transformation forces both her and the audience to consider the complex beauty standards that seem to dictate a great deal of a woman’s life