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G.NA makes a lovely bride in a wedding dress in comeback teaser images

By in News posted Oct April 16th, 2014 No comments

G.NA is here to surprise you as a lovely bride in the next set of teaser images for her comeback!


This is definitely a change from her first image which showed us a peek at her "Pretty Lingerie", which is the Korean title of her new song. Dressed in bridal gear this time, the singer leaves us to wonder about the concept and who the dashing groom could be!


SEE ALSO: G.NA teases for "Pretty Lingerie" with flirty picture + opens Facebook account



According to her latest Facebook post, it seems she"ll be going with the title "G.NA"s Secret" for the international audience. So get ready to learn about her "secret" with her single on April 21!




Pianist Yiruma Receives Standing Ovation During Sold-Out Concert in Singapore

By in News posted Oct April 15th, 2014 No comments

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

Choi Jin Sil

By in Actress posted Oct April 7th, 2014 No comments


Name: 최진실 / Choi Jin-shil (Choe/Chae Jin-sil)
Chinese name : 崔眞實
Nickname: Miser
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1968-Dec-24
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 163 cm
Weight: 46 kg
Star sign: Capricorn
Blood type: O
Family: Divorced from baseball player Jo Sung Min. 2 children
Hobby: Swimming, Drawing
Education: Sun-Il Girls’ High School
Family: Brother/singer/actor Choi Jin Young and two children

About Choi Jin Shil

Choi Jin Shil was a popular South Korean actress. She committedsuicide at the age of 39. Since her debut in 1988 till her death in 2008she appeared in various soap operas, movies and commercials, becoming ahousehold name

Girls’ Generation’s Tiffany Featured in Interview for Dazed & Confused

By in News posted Oct March 31st, 2014 No comments

Girls’ Generation member Tiffany was recently featured in a special interview for Dazed & Confused Magazine.

Titled “Girls’ Generation’s K-Pop Reign,”she was asked about the group’s recent comeback, the special bond between the members, her personal life, hopes to enter the American music industry and more.

Below are some excerpts from the interview.

DD: You know what they say about family – they love hard and fight hard.

Tiffany: Oh yeah, definitely. We fight hard and that’s the definition of loving hard as well. You know you won’t say anything unless you mean it or care for these people. We may be really tight but we still get our ground rules down and still keep boundaries and respect each other, and that’s the reason we can keep going

Jung Bo Suk

By in Actor posted Oct March 26th, 2014 No comments

Name: 정보석 / Jung Bo Suk (Jeong Bo Seok)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1962-May-02
Height: 177cm
Star sign: Taurus
Blood type: A
Family: Wife and 2 sons
Education: Choongang University (Drama/Cinema major)

TV Series

God of War (MBC, 2012)
Salaryman Chohanji (SBS, 2012) cameo
Can You Hear My Heart (MBC, 2011)
Stormy Lovers (MBC, 2010)
Giant (SBS, 2010)
High Kick Through the Roof (MBC, 2009)
Kyung Sook’s Father (KBS2, 2009)
Bittersweet Life (MBC, 2008)
Dae Jo Yeong (KBS1, 2006)
I Go With You (SBS, 2006)
Shin Don (MBC, 2005)
Forgiveness (KBS2, 2004)
Count of Myeongdong (EBS, 2004)
She is Cool (KBS2, 2003)
Pretty Woman (MBC, 2003)
Wife (KBS2, 2003)
Miss Mermaid (MBC, 2002)
Sangdo (MBC, 2001)
Life is Beautiful (KBS2, 2001)
Soon Ja (SBS, 2001)
Daddy Fish (MBC, 2000)
More Than Words Can Say (KBS1, 2000)
See and See Again (MBC, 1998)
Love (MBC, 1998)
Salted Mackerel (MBC, 1996)
My Son’s Woman (MBC, 1994)
Ambition (MBC, 1994)
Stormy Season (MBC, 1993)

Movies

My Right to Ravage Myself (2005)
Everybody Has Secrets (2004)
The Right to Ravage Myself (2003)
Three (2002)
Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000)
A Hot Roof (1995)
Korean National Flower (1995)
Man of 49 Days (1994)
Western Avenue (1993)
Walking to Heaven (1992)
The Fifth Man (1991)
Tears of Seoul (1991)
Portrait of Youth Days (1991)
Dream (1990)
KokchiTtan (1990)
For Long After That (1989)

Awards

2011 MBC Drama Awards: Golden Acting Award (Mini Series) (Stormy Lovers and Can You Hear My Heart)
2010 SBS Drama Awards: Best Actor Award – Special Planning Drama (Giant)
1987 KBS Most Promising Actor Award


Lee Min Ho poses for ‘@star1′ and discusses his popularity as a Hallyu star

By in News posted Oct March 19th, 2014 No comments

Lee Min Ho met up with star fashion magazine "@star1" and took part in a photo shoot and interview for its April issue.


During the interview portion, he talked about his immense popularity in China. He was asked, "You are very popular in China to the point people call you a god. In your opinion, what"s the secret to your popularity?"


He relied, "The strength of Korean dramas. They sent me a lot of love to the characters in dramas "Boys Over Flowers," "City Hunter," and "Heirs." I think it"s the power of Korean dramas. Also, I think I spread the name Lee Min Ho while often communicating with the fans on-site starting three years ago."


SEE ALSO: Lee Min Ho reveals he thought his now famous line from "Heirs" had a typo



He also appeared as the very first Korean guest on the Chinese program "Spring Festival Gala

Film “Venus Talk” Brings Korean Sensibilities to “Sex and the City”

By in News posted Oct March 13th, 2014 No comments

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

Lee Min Ho – From Nameless Actor to the “$9 Million Man”

By in News posted Oct March 13th, 2014 No comments

Recently, actor Lee Min Ho has risen to Hallyu star status, with explosive popularity not only in Korea and China, but all over Asia. However, Lee Min Ho’s success was not a straight candle-lit path to the top, but the result of years and years of hard work.

The actor debuted in 2006 in the EBS drama “Schoolyard Secrets,” with which he was slowly making himself known to the masses. However, after a serious car accident, Lee Min Ho had to suspend his activities for about a year, giving up following roles in “High Kick” and “9 End 2 Outs.”

When Lee Min Ho returned, he starred in “Mackerel Run,” which yielded poor results, ending early, as a result of problems with the production company and low viewer ratings

“Cunning Single Lady” Is a Fun Love Story of Divorced Ex-Lovers

By in News posted Oct March 12th, 2014 No comments

The new MBC drama Cunning Single Lady is a fun and modern drama about love and revenge. The drama portrays the relationship between divorced lovers when they meet again after three years of no contact. The ex-husband Jung Woo (Joo Sang-Wook) is now a top business man and multimillionaire, and the ex-wife Na Ae Ra (Lee Min-Jung) lived clueless of her ex-husband’s success for three years. The drama follows the complex relationship between the ex-lovers after their fateful reunion at the police station. The show gives us a good perspective on the serious topic of divorce while also making us laugh.

*Disclaimer: the article was written by kpop1stop, and the views and opinions below do not reflect Soompi’s views or opinion.

In the first episodes, we are introduced to the main character Na Ae Ra, a divorced woman who has a dysfunctional family

English terms all K-Pop fans should know

By in News posted Oct March 9th, 2014 No comments

Last week, we covered which Korean terms were essential for K-Pop fans to know. Now, we will cover the English terms, either words that seem English but have never been heard of before K-Pop and words that are English and you can pretty much tell what they mean. At the end, there is also a list of terms that are a fusion of both cultures! Korean words combined with English for a baby language. Check out the list below to become an even more knowledgeable fan.


SEE ALSO: Korean terms all K-Pop fans should know



fighting (hwaiting)

This is something you"ll hear often (but may be pronounced like "hwaiting")! This isn"t a cheer telling people to fight each other, but rather to fight the circumstances. It is a supportive cheer, so when you want people to cheer up and do their best, you"ll say, "Fighting!" At times, this is accompanied by an arm movement where you bend your elbow so your arm is still vertical, form a fist, and then pull your elbow down a bit as you say it

Kim Soo Hyun Takes His Step Forward as ‘Irreplaceable Actor’

By in News posted Oct March 9th, 2014 No comments

Having turned just 27 this year (Korean age), Kim Soo Hyun has become one of Korea’s representative and irreplaceable actors.

From his early project Giant to the most recent syndrome-causing You Who Came From the Stars, the actor has been setting records with his successful projects.

With numerous places sending out love calls, Kim Soo Hyun turned all of this success to those around him and remained humble.

Having just completed filming, without having chance to look around at the explosive response surrounding him, Kim Soo Hyun looked rather relaxed and calm. One could see the actor has finally left behind ‘Do Min Jun,’ the character who struggled with deep emotions, from the looks of ease on his face.

-How would you compare Do Min Jun to Kim Soo Hyun?

“(Do) Min Jun knows many things, but I need to study a lot more

Emergency Couple Episode 7 – 8 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct February 21st, 2014 No comments

Emergency Couple Episode 7 - 8 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:

This week, someone heard our prayers because not only is Jin Hee showing everyone what a great intern she is (girl haz mad skills) but there appears to be tiny flashes of jealousy from Chang Min. *hehehe* Are we going to get our wish and he falls for her first?


Episode 7:

Tessieroo: What? Only one episode this week? Whyyyyy?

Leila: It’s because of the Sochi Winter Olympics. I bet every Korean are anticipating for Kim Yu Na’s performance in figure skating. One episode only this week and we know that hardcore fans of this series will savor this to pieces.

Tessieroo: I don’t know why I thought someone would catch her but nope, our girl falls flat on her face

Jin Se-yeon joins Lee Jong-seok in Doctor Stranger

By in News posted Oct February 21st, 2014 No comments

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

Adorable Moments Prevail Amongst the Sadness in “Man from the Stars”

By in News posted Oct February 14th, 2014 No comments

These two episodes offered many an adorable moment for our lead couple, even giving us a glimpse of what their normal, happy life could look like. Now that Min Joon is ready to hold Song Yi close, he’s finally showing off more emotion. He’ll hold her hand, appear by her side when called, and may even drunkenly teleport into her bedroom. As his departure looms ever closer, he begins to make some important decisions about his future actions. What’s the use of an eternal life if he can’t be beside his loved one?

Min Joon and Song Yi’s Relationship Takes Center Stage

Romantic Highlights Include:

When Song Yi drags Min Joon back home due to his kiss-induced illness, she can’t help but pester him about his kissing weakness. Min Joon lays in bed doing his best to recover while Song Yi fires off question after question

SHINee’s Key Will Be Joining “We Got Married Global Edition Season 2”

By in News posted Oct February 10th, 2014 No comments

Another member of SHINee will be joining the “We Got Married” cast, but this time, Key will be joining the global edition. On February 10, MBC Everyone announced that the SHINee member will be joining “We Got Married Global Edition Season 2.”

In regarding to the new member, a representative of the show said, “We predict that Key will be energetic as he is a great talker who receives love for his unique fashion and good looks.” In regards to his future “wife,” Key expressed, “My ideal girl would be instead of looks, someone who I can talk with, and who is also extroverted.” Although many are curious about Key’s partner, viewers will have to wait as the secret identity of the wife is under wraps until their first meeting. “We Got Married Global Edition” is an expansion of MBC’s “We Got Married,” but targeted towards international viewers

Age of Feeling: Episode 8 recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct February 8th, 2014 No comments



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

Heartache Takes Center Stage in “Man from the Stars”

By in News posted Oct January 24th, 2014 No comments

These episodes are jam-packed with heart wrenching emotion. The future doesn’t look too bright, especially with Min Joon’s departure looming ever closer. His desire to push Song Yi away grows, but so does his hopeless dream of a happy and normal life with heri at his side. For better or for worse, I’ve become heavily invested in the well-being of these characters. Seeing both Song Yi and Min Joon struggle through their heartache has left me emotionally drained and dejected. Keep in mind these feelings are a testament to just how great this show is.

Why is My Heart Breaking?

Min Joon Rejects Song Yi’s Confession

Min Joon’s run in with the psychopath Jae Kyung’s poisoned needle reminded him just how strong his feelings for Song Yi have grown. He’s convinced he must do all that he can to end his connection before it’s too late to recover

Rain Opens Up About His Relationship with Girlfriend Kim Tae Hee

By in News posted Oct January 21st, 2014 No comments

It seemed like yesterday when the Korean entertainment world shook in shock after singer Rain and actress Kim Tae Hee were caught to be secretly dating. A year after, Rain opened up about their current relationship and the details of love between the two big celebrities.

After being caught on a secret date with the actress while the singer was serving his military duties, Rain expressed how the couple’s relationship is still going strong. In regards to each other’s work, Rain said, “We don’t touch on each other’s work. I don’t let her listen to my songs. When my album comes out, she will probably hear it. I love surprising people, so even my own family doesn’t get to listen to my songs early.”

When asked if the singer meets with the actress often, Rain joked, “Do you think I can meet her?” and then continued, “We are doing very well

Love and Murder Strike Again in “Man from the Stars”

By in News posted Oct January 17th, 2014 No comments

We’ve reached the halfway point of “Man from the Stars” and the show continues to astound viewers. Episodes 9 and 10 focus largely on present day events, exploring the topics of love, money (or lack there of), and sinister plots. Song Yi must confront her growing feelings for Min Joon, while at the same time, Min Joon already worries about what consequences his future departure will have on Song Yi. Jae Kyung continues with his murderous plans, but Min Joon isn’t content with letting Jae Kyung have his way. Be ready for some dramatic confrontations!

The Consequences of Kissing Song Yi

Min Joon spends the first half of Episode 9 recovering from an extremely high fever. Turns out he’s not immune to human saliva, in fact, it makes him extremely sick. He may have initiated the kiss, but I have a feeling he’ll be thinking twice before leaning in for another

Top 5 Duos in K-Pop

By in News posted Oct January 16th, 2014 No comments

Sadly, duo groups are not as prevalent in K-Pop, but they are growing with the help of sub-units and popular collaborations. People love these duos because they can focus on just two people who work admirably well together in their partnership. While showing off an intimate relationship almost like a couple or a pair of best friends, these duos use both members" unique traits and skills to an advantage.


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Which duos are especially eye-catching with their amazing chemistry and teamwork?


GD & T.O.P

Obviously, it would have been difficult for G-Dragon to pick just one fellow Big Bang member for the first duo, but he eventually went with T