Yiruma, the internationally-renowned pianist-composer from South Korea was in Singapore to perform publicly for the very first time at The Star Performing Arts Center on April 5. All 5,000 tickets were completely sold out. I was so lucky to be able to watch him perform his beautiful melodies; it was even more meaningful because that day was my birthday!
The soft-spoken pianist has a great sense of humor, surprisingly. After opening the concert with “May Be“, Yiruma stood up to greet the 5,000 strong audience.
“Hi Singapore, hi everyone. Wow! This is really wonderful, it’s very scary. It’s scary, but it’s very exciting to be here in Singapore. Are there any Koreans here? Annyeonghaseyo! I’m composer and pianist Yiruma, it’s so nice to meet you. Thank You!”
“Xie xie (Thank you, in Mandarin), I started with the song called ‘May Be
Lee Jong Suk and Jin Se Yeon are not the only couple with love in the air as Kang So Ra and Park Hae Jin were also shown oozing with chemistry in still cuts for "Doctor Stranger".
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Park Hae Jin plays the role of elite cardiothoracic surgeon Han Jae Joon, and Kang So Ra plays the role of Oh Soo Hyun who is the skilled cardiothoracic surgeon daughter of the hospital"s chairman. The two sweetly locked eyes before going into surgery, hinting at their love-line.
"Doctor Stranger", directed by "City Hunter" and "The Sun of My Master"s PD Jin Hyuk, will portray the story of a genius North Korean defector, Dr. Park Hoon (Lee Jong Suk), who enters Korea"s top hospital and adjusts to life as an outsider in his workplace
The "Choovely" mother and model Yano Shiho fed fans" curiosity about how her love story with Choo Sung Hoon began and how she wants to raise her daughter Choo Sarang
during her interview with "InStyle
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Yano Shiho revealed her thoughts on appearing on "Superman is Back" as a family, "I agreed to star in "Superman is Back" because of my faith in my husband Choo Sung Hoon. I am most joyful that we can create many memories together as a family."
When asked about her "beauty and the beast" love story, she shared, "To be honest, I liked Choo Sung Hoon first, so I asked our mutual acquaintances to introduce us. Two years later, we were finally introduced to each other by acquaintances and after two years of dating, we got married
Get ready for an emotional ride of ups and downs filled with laughter, tears, and raunchy honesty. “Venus Talk” depicts themes relevant to modern women everywhere, but with a dash of good-ol’ fashioned Korean drama. Here is “Venus Talk,” a story for women who aren’t afraid to take charge of their life.
The Characters and Set-up
-Independent TV producer Shin Hye (Uhm Jung Hwa)
Recently separated from her long-time boyfriend after he cheats on her with a much younger woman, Shin Hye’s love life is rekindled by a very young and handsome production assistant (Lee Jae Yoon). She can’t seem to get her hands off of him, and at the same time she tries to resist him as she struggles with their age-gap and rumors of their “scandalous” relationship circulating around the office
Girls’ Day So Jin revealed her future plans on marriage.
MBC’s Picnic will be broadcasting a special talk concert with the Girl’s Day members and 40 female audience on March 6.
During ‘Q&A session’ of the talk show recording, an audience asked So Jin about her marriage plans as she has reached 29 in Korean age this year.
Being the oldest member of Girl’s Day, So Jin shared her plans on marriage for the first time on broadcast.
She revealed that she wants to get married when she is 37 years old, and even went into details about the ideal size of the apartment, the number of children she wants and an ideal type for husband, surprising everyone, including the other Girl’s Day members.
Choosing Kim Kang Woo as her ideal type, the Girl’s Day member said, “I want to marry a man like him
Worried you might have missed out any important news in the week of Korean entertainment? Get comfortable and ready to scroll as we go through the best news and articles of this week in music, drama, variety and fashion.
This is your Weekly High Five!
-= News =-
1.Korea Communication Standards Commission Calls for Action Against Overly Sexual Girl Group Concepts
2. Yoo Ah In, Choi Jin Hyuk, Super Junior’s Sungmin, and Supernova’s Sungje Preparing to Enlist for Military Service
3. Jang Geun Suk, Jung Il Woo, and Others Attend Their College Graduation Ceremony
4. Everyone Wants to Wear What Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun Wear, Product Placement in Dramas
5. KBS Bans Ga In’s “Fxxk U” and Tae Jin Ah Version of Rain’s “La Song”
-= Music =-
Age of Feeling: Episode 12 recap by Dramabeans
Doctor Jung and Ok-ryun get an unexpected delivery to the clinic in the form of Daddy Shin’s body, brought there by Jae-hwa’s men.
But it seems like they may not be the only ones behind the body switch, since Jung-tae heeds So-so’s words about where his father’s funeral should rightfully take place and sheds his funeral clothes. So-so beams: “I guess you’re not fake after all. Let’s go.”
Jung-tae claims he has some business to take care of first, which leads us back to the body reveal with Leader Seol and Kaya. Leader Seol is the only one to open the casket and spot the random dead person inside, and closes it before a sudden letter arrives from Jae-hwa informing him of what he’s already confirmed: that they don’t have Daddy Shin’s corpse
Jin Se Yeon has been confirmed to play two characters on new SBS
drama "Doctor Stranger"!
SEE ALSO: Jin Se Yeon in talks to be the next actress to join "Doctor Stranger"
Her agency revealed she"ll be playing a character living with two identities, stating on the 20th, "Jin Se Yeon will play the role of Korean-Chinese businessman"s daughter and Chinese medicine and anesthesia expert Song Jae Hee and Han Seung Hee who hides her identity and is assigned to approach Park Hoon (Lee Jong Suk) on "Doctor Stranger"."
"Doctor Stranger" will be directed by "City Hunter" and "The Sun of My Master"s PD Jin Hyuk and will portray the story of a genius North Korean defector, Dr. Park Hoon, who enters Korea"s top hospital and adjusts to life as an outsider in his workplace
Confirmations are in for Jin Se-yeon (Age of Feeling), who was offered the lead in SBS’s spring Monday-Tuesday drama Doctor Stranger opposite Lee Jong-seok. She’s signed on to play the heroine (and her doppelganger, naturally), which means the show finally has a leading foursome secured. The casting isn’t terribly exciting, though it makes perfect sense that they went from Park Min-young to Jin Se-yeon, because they’re pretty interchangeable in my mind.
Doctor Stranger is the medical spy melodrama from PD Jin Hyuk of Master’s Sun and City Hunter and writer Park Jin-woo of Conspiracy in the Court. It stars Lee Jong-seok as a North Korean doctor who defected to the South and gets treated as an outsider in the hospital where he works
Actor Jang Hyun Sung who is very much popular these days due to his appearances on the adored KBS 2TV show “Superman Returns” picked Tablo and Kang Hye Jung’s daughter Lee Haru to be his future daughter-in-law.
On the KBS Cool FM “Jo Jung Chi and Harim’s 2 o’clock” radio show that was broadcast on February 17, when DJ Jo Jung Chi asked the actor, “Haru versus Chu Sarang. Who would you pick be your daughter-in-law,” Jang Hyun Sung responded, “That’s hard. For Haru, when you see her for real, you’ll be really surprised. She has these huge eyes that seems to melt anyone who looks at them directly. As for Sarang, her cuteness and charms are just to die for.”
After thinking for a while, the actor continued, “I think I will pick Haru because she is better at speaking Korean
Jin Se Yeon is in talks to join Lee Jong Suk, Park Hae Jin
, and Kang Sora
on "Doctor Stranger"!
SEE ALSO: Kang So Ra to get entangled in a love triangle with Lee Jong Suk and Park Hae Jin for new drama "Doctor Stranger"
The young rising actress"s reps told Star News on the 15th, "[Jin Se Yeon] recently received the casting offer for the role of Song Jae Hee on "Doctor Stranger" and reviewed the script... However, nothing has been decided yet... As Jin Se Yeon is currently immersed into filming her KBS 2TV drama "Generation of Youth", she has not discussed her following productions in detail yet."
If confirmed, Jin Se Yeon will play the role of Song Jae Hee who is the daughter of a Korean Chinese businessman and is a Chinese medicine and anesthesia expert
Kang So Ra has now been confirmed to star in new SBS
medical drama "Doctor Stranger"!
SEE ALSO: Kang So Ra in talks for new SBS medical drama "Doctor Stranger"
Her agency Will Entertainment stated on the 13th, "Kang So Ra has been confirmed to star in SBS" "Doctor Stranger" and will make her small screen comeback."
Kang So Ra will play the role of Oh Soo Hyun who is an instructor at the cardiothoracic surgery department and also the daughter of the hospital"s professor and high ranking executive. She gets entangled in a love triangle with Lee Jong Suk and Park Hae Jin, and although she seems tough on the outside, she is easily hurt.
"Doctor Stranger" will be directed by "City Hunter" and "The Sun of My Master"s PD Jin Hyuk and will portray the story of a genius North Korean defector, Dr
Age of Feeling: Episode 8 recap by drama beans
In order to help Jung-tae learn how to fight against swords, Boss Hwang takes him to the gibang to meet Ajusshi Choi. Though Jung-tae’s known him for a while, he seems unaware of Ajusshi’s past as a guard for the Korean Empire (which ended in 1910 when Japan annexed Korea).
So Ajusshi Choi takes Jung-tae under his tutelage, and despite what I thought, Jung-tae isn’t trying to learn how to use a sword, but to fight unarmed against one. Sorry if this is a stupid question, but… why wouldn’t he want to use a sword even just as a shield instead of relying on his squishy human flesh for protection?
But Jung-tae answers that question by learning Ajusshi Choi’s lessons with lightning-quick accuracy, and in the end, wins the fight with his fists
If asked “What is the first Korean music you were introduced to?” how would you respond? Fans from the 90′s might say H.O.T., Seo Taiji and Boys, g.o.d, Fin.k.l and etc. More recent fans may respond with Girls’ Generation, Big Bang, Wonder Girls, 2NE1, and etc. However, if you were to ask the same question to an American in the 1960′s, they would most likely respond with “The Kim Sisters.”
Wait, the Kim Sisters? Who in the world are they? “The Kim Sisters” was a popular female music trio from Korea composed of sisters Sook-ja, Ai-ja, and Mia (Mia is actually a cousin of the two, but was considered a sister) who battled poverty and hardships on their journey to becoming a top act in the glittering light filled city of Las Vegas, as well as becoming a favorite guest on the popular Sunday night variety show “Ed Sullivan Show
Kang So Ra
is in talks to possibly get into a love triangle with Lee Jong Suk
and Park Hae Jin
on upcoming SBS
medical drama "Doctor Stranger
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Her agency Will Entertainment rep told Xports News on the 29th, "Kang So Ra is positively reviewing the role of Oh Soo Hyun for "Doctor Stranger"."
As for her potential role, Kang So Ra is in talks to the character Oh Soo Hyun who is an instructor at the cardiothoracic surgery department and also the daughter of the hospital"s chairman and gets entangled in a love triangle with Lee Jong Suk and Park Hae Jin. With her casting, she"ll join Lee Jong Suk and Park Hae Jin, who have been reported to be starring in the drama alongside Park Min Young, who is in talks for the female lead role
Actor Jo Dong-hyeok is starring in the new KBS 2TV drama "Generation of Youth" and he attended the press conference held in Seoul on the 9th. Director Kim Jeong-gyoo, Kim Hyun-joong, Lim Soo-hyang, Jin Se-yeon, Jo Dong-hyeok, Kim Seong-oh, Kim Jae-wook, Yoon Hyeon-min and Jo Dal-hwan were there.
Jo Dong-hyeok said, "I use a sword throughout the drama. I don't about myself getting hurt but I am careful to not let my opponent get hurt while I fling this thing".
Jo Dong-hyeok takes on the role of Sin Ichi, the action head of Denkai's (Kim Kap-soo) greatest Japanese Yakuza. He is the protector of Denkai's grand-daughter and heiress Gaya (Lim Soo-hyang) and also adores her. He also knows the secret to her mother Ryoko's death.
Jo Dong-hyeok said, "Sin Ichi is the character who knows the various secrets of this organization
Korean actress Lee Bo-young will make a comeback to the small screen next month, half a year after her biggest hit series “I Can Hear Your Voice.”
According to an official with her agency Will Entertainment on Wednesday, Lee has confirmed to star in SBS’s upcoming series “God’s Gift – 14 Days” (translated title), the follow-up series to current drama “One Warm Word
EPISODE 6. Broadcast on January 3, 2014.
girlfriday: So after that incident where Seung-gi maybe-sorta lost the noonas and Na PD and maybe himself, the group makes it to the apartment where they’ll be staying. They decide to play rock-paper-scissors for room choosing privileges, and maknae Mi-yeon wins. Uh… is this a thing to be happy about?
javabeans: I’m cracking up because the choosing order turns out to be the reverse of the age order.
girlfriday: It is against the laws of nature.
javabeans: Yeo-jung says, “Go ahead and choose comfortably, really, I’m fine”… but she seems to be holding her breath over the answer
With the news of Super Junior′s Leeteuk′s father and grandparents deaths, the fans have been expressing their grievances and sorrow.
Leeteuk’s father was especially warm towards his son′s fans.
When the fans asked how they should address him, Leetuek’s father had answered, “You can call me father, dad or mister, it doesn’t matter. To be honest, I wish that all of you were my daughters or daughter-in-laws, but am sad that that cannot be the case.”
He also said, “Thank you for sending in presents, but I feel very bad for accepting them. Your heart is enough, so please just show your warm hearts through words of kindness instead of gifts.”
He had also comforted the fans when Super Junior was criticized by its anti-fans.
“We feel strong and supported because of you all
Korean male star Kim Jeong-hoon is soon to come back to the big screen with R-rated thriller movie.“Wild Dogs,” starring Kim and veteran actor Myung Gye-nam, has confirmed its release date to January 23, the film’s distribution firm Golden Tide Pictures said on Thursday.The thriller movie will center around third-grade reporter So Yoo-jun (Kim), who came to an isolated town to kill his rival in love and the head of the village Jang Ki-no (Myung), who kept strict watch against So.The 33-year-old singer/actor will turn into senseless bad man and exude charisma in the film, different from his sweet and soft charms which has been showed in TV dramas “Princess Hours,” “Witch Yoo Hee,” “In Need of Romance” and “My Daughter the Flower.”Kim most recently starred in Chinese TV series “踮起脚尖吻到爱,” the 27-part drama about romance between a country girl and Asian top model