serial korea story of mermaid

f(x) Amber poses for Nylon Korea in September edition

By in posted Oct Comments off

For Nylon Korea’s September edition, the magazine has chosen their latest model as f(x)’s Amber!

Though f(x) had done many photo shoots before, it was rare to see Amber doing a photo shoot on her own. However, Nylon Korea finally succeeded in having Amber as their next model, showcasing her distinct charms for all fans to love.

Her attire reflects the fall season, with unique sweaters, long pants, and jackets. Her hair is more of violet-brown shade, and looks slightly tussled for a natural look. Colors are generally neutral and few, making most of blend in, while certain opposites pop out to the eye. Meanwhile, the background settings are simple and mostly white, leading all the focus up to Amber herself.

Look at the next two photos from her photo shoot below, and make sure to get your hands on their latest September edition next month! Also, watch Amber’s “Ice Bucket Challenge” video here, which she has made in response to Eric Nam’s nomination!

Source: Amber’s Official Facebook

YoonA bares her abs and captures a post-modern look for "W Korea"

By in posted Oct Comments off

YoonA showed off a different side in her latest pictorial with "W Korea" released on August 20 KST, shedding the sweet girl image and bright, melting smile for a chic look of nonchalance. As the theme seems to be post modern, the shots are all black-and-white for a moody effect as she looks very mature and tomboyish.


 


In one notable picture, she bares her rather impressive abs that look so good even she can"t take her eyes away. Which is your favorite picture?










B1A4 spend 24 hours with "W Korea" in Tokyo, Japan

By in posted Oct Comments off
24 hours wasn"t enough for B1A4 who took fans behind the scenes of their busy schedule in Tokyo, Japan for "W Korea"s September issue!



After wrapping up "M! Countdown"s "2 Nights in LA" special, B1A4 was whisked off to Tokyo, Japan where they spent 24 hours with "W Korea". B1A4 showed what they"re like backstage and in their hotel as they got ready for their "2014 BANA JAPAN FAN MEETING" in Zepp DiverCity, Tokyo on August 11 and Zepp Namba, Osaka on August 18.


The boys will also be kicking off their 1st world tour "2014 B1A4 Road Trip – READY?" in Taipei, Taiwan on the 23rd!


Check out the pictorial and B-cuts below!

































Korean dramas starting today 2014/08/18 in Korea

By in posted Oct Comments off

Korean dramas starting today 2014/08/18 in Korea: "Discovery of Romance" and "My Secret Hotel"

"Discovery of Romance" (2014)Directed by Kim Seong-yoon, Lee Eung-bokWritten by Jeong Hyeon-jeongNetwork : KBSWith Jeong Yu-mi, Eric Moon, Seong Joon, Yoon Jin-i, Yoon Hyeon-min, Kim Seul-gi-I,...16 episodes - Mon, Tue 22:00Also known as "Discovery of Love" and formerly known as "Finding True Love" on HanCinemaSynopsisHan Yeo-reum (Jeong Yu-mi)"s life seems perfect. She is a designer who owns her own successful workshop, she lives with her two best childhood friends, and she has a sweet, successful boyfriend of 3 years, Nam Ha-jin (Seong Joon), who might pop the big question any day. Her life seems to be heading in the right direction, until she suddenly comes face to face with her selfish and snobby, but somehow charming, designer ex-boyfriend of 5 years, Kang Tae-ha (Eric Moon)

Is the New KARA Song, “Story,” about Former Members Nicole and Kang Jiyoung? KARA Says, “We’ll Leave It to People’s Imagination”

By in posted Oct Comments off

KARA, who has returned with a new album and a new member, has been receiving a lot of attention recently for their sixth mini album, “Day & Night.”

On August 18, the now four-member group KARA has held the showcase for their sixth mini album “Day & Night” wherein they sang their title track, “Mamma Mia” as well as their other song, “So Good.” During the press conference, the group got to introduce their new member, Huh Youngji, and talk more about their new album.

During the press conference, the media talked about “Story,” one of the six songs in the mini album, which has been receiving attention for its message of pain toward a person who has left

Girl2School are carefree skaters in story version MV for "Hands in the Air"

By in posted Oct Comments off

Girl group Girl2School is back with their fourth digital single "Hands in the Air".


In the music video, after a long day of practicing, the girls meet up at a skate park to skateboard and hang out. The song itself is a fun, upbeat track sure to get everyone excited. Since this is the story version, we suspect we will be getting, at the very least, a dance version as well.



Having debut back in 2010 it"s been a while since the release of their last single so the girls are putting their all in this promotion. Girl2School began as a 14-member group chosen via online auditions. Since then, they have reduced the group size to the current five members.


Are you enjoying their latest release?

 

[Photos] Added new stills and poster for the upcoming Korean movie "The Story of Ong-nyeo"

By in posted Oct Comments off

Added new stills and poster for the upcoming Korean movie "The Story of Ong-nyeo"

"The Story of Ong-nyeo" (2014)

Directed by Kyeong Seok-ho

With Han Chae-yoo, Kang Kyeong-woo, Sin Yoo-joo, Kim Tae-hoon-I,...

Synopsis
This Summer of 2014, Ong-nyeo outdoes Byeon Gang-soi. The story of the sexiest man and woman in Joseon starts now.

Ong-nyeo is the sexiest woman in Joseon and no man is a match for her. Ong-nyeo (Han Chae-yoo) attracts every man with her beauty and in-bed skills. Then one day, she becomes sexually disabled and is driven out of her hometown. She goes to live alone in the mountains until Byeon Gang-soi (Kang Kyeong-woo) hears about her and thinks she"s the perfect match for him, so he begins looking for her

Korean drama starting today 2014/08/16 in Korea

By in posted Oct Comments off

Korean drama starting today 2014/08/16 in Korea "This Is Family" (2014)Directed by Jeon Chang-geunWritten by Kang Eun-kyeongNetwork : KBSWith Yoo Dong-geun, Kim Hyeon-joo, Kim Sang-kyeong, Kim Yong-geon, Nah Yeong-hee, Yoon Park,...Sat, Sun 7:55SynopsisA drama about modern families living this generation.

User-generated content, essay competitions to improve understanding of Korea

By in posted Oct Comments off

An open competition to improve international understanding of Korea is underway. The 2014 Understanding Korea Essay & UCC Contest is being organized by the Center for International Affairs (CEFIA) at the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) and will be held throughout August and September this year. In the essay category, participants will need to present their thoughts on the image of Korea in a foreign textbook or in any material made by and for non-Koreans. They will have to suggest ways to improve the image portrayed therein. In the second part of the essay category, competitors need to review the use of Korea-related material and present an original ideas on how to improve or develop these materials. The length should be around three pages. In the user-generated or user-created content (UCC) category, participants need to produce a video that can properly teach Korean history and show aspects of its culture

2NE1′s Park Bom Makes First Performance in Korea After Drug Controversy

By in posted Oct Comments off

After laying low in her appearances in the Korean entertainment scene following her drug controversy that erupted on June, 2NE1 member Park Bom is slowly making her comeback.

On August 15, the oldest 2NE1 member with the 4D personality joined her group mates and performed at the YG Family Concert in the AIA Real Life Now Festival.

2NE1 performed their hit songs “Fire” and “Crush” wherein Park Bom was seen belting out her powerful voice and performing with the usual energy that she has always had. She performed in front of 10,000 fans who loudly clapped and cheered for them and other YG Family artists.

After the two songs, the girls had a chance to talk to the crowd. 2NE1 leader CL grabbed the mic and said, “We enjoy that we’re back and performing here in Seoul

Song Hye Kyo and Kang Dong Won are a chic visual couple in B-cuts for "Vogue Korea"

By in posted Oct Comments off
It"s a shame that Song Hye Kyo and Kang Dong Won denied dating rumors because they make a good looking couple as evidenced by their B-cuts (photos not chosen for print) from their "Vogue Korea" pictorial!



Song Hye Kyo took on an Audrey Hepburn-esque look, drawing all eyes with her stand-alone charisma and beauty, while Kang Dong Won looked superbly handsome in his suit. They also donned matching sunglasses to perfect the couple concept with the black-and-white pictorial giving off a vintage vibe.


Their A-cuts and interview will be revealed a bit later on through "Vogue Korea"s September issue! Their upcoming movie "My Brilliant Life" ("My Palpitating Life") is also set to premiere on September 3

Korean movies opening today 2014/08/14 in Korea

By in posted Oct Comments off

Korean movies opening today 2014/08/14 in Korea: "18 - Eighteen Noir", "Insect Kingdom 3D" and "Hope In Baseco"

"18 - Eighteen Noir" (2014)Directed by Han Yun SunWith Lee Jae-eung, Cha Yeop, Lee Ik-joon, Bae Yoo-ram, Seo Joo-ah, Kim Gwang-seop,...SynopsisDong Do is normal high school student. One day, he becomes friends with his classmate Hyun Seung and his bullying clique. Cigarettes and harsh words belched out of their mouths attract him, and friendship engaging violence gradually engages him. Meanwhile, he has a crush on Yeon Hee in the clique and the friendship returns to him as a fear for violence.FestivalPiFan 2014

"Insect Kingdom 3D" (2014)Directed by Kim Jeong-min-V, Kim Jin-man-ISynopsis700 days of production, total cost 1 billion won (~US$1 million), total location over 65,430km!From the production that brought "Tears of Earth", this time it"s the world of insects!Bugs have been evolving and surviving on Earth for the past 400 million years

Secret to appear on "SNL Korea" Season 5

By in posted Oct Comments off

Secret will be the first girl group to appear on tvN"s show "SNL Korea" Season 5.

Following Brown Eyed Girls in Season 3, 4Minute in Season 4, Secret has been confirmed to be the next girl group to host this Season 5 of "SNL Korea". According to the official broadcasters, this episode will be airing on September 23rd.

Many people are anticipating to the group"s appearance and how they will carry out all the gigs on the show including parodies about girl group issues and rated topics.

Are you excited to see Secret on the show?

Korean movie opening today 2014/08/13 in Korea

By in posted Oct Comments off

Korean movie opening today 2014/08/13 in Korea: "Sea Fog"

"Sea Fog" (2014)Directed by Sim Seong-boWith Kim Yoon-seok, Micky Yoochun, Han Ye-ri, Lee Hee-joon, Moon Seong-geun, Kim Sang-ho,...Also known as "Haemoo"SynopsisBased on an original play, this movie is about a crew on a smuggler ship out in the endless ocean.Based on true events, the story is about a large 69-ton fishing boat"s crew as they attempt to smuggle in illegal migrants in order to keep their fishing jobs. But their plan goes wrong when they meet a tragic accident while transporting the thirty or so illegal migrants on the ship amid a heavy Sea Fog. And amid the chaos, the youngest crew Dong-sik tries to protect a young female migrant who he falls in love with against the crazed Captain Kang and other crew members

SECRET are next up as hosts for "SNL Korea"

By in posted Oct Comments off

SECRET are next up as sexy hosts for an upcoming episode of tvN"s "SNL Korea"!



A CJ E&M rep stated on August 13, "SECRET have been confirmed to appear as hosts on "SNL Korea"... They will appear on the August 23rd broadcast." SECRET will also be the first girl group to appear as hosts on this season of "SNL Korea", following Brown Eyed Girls and 4minute last season.


The upcoming August 16th broadcast of "SNL Korea" won"t be your regularly scheduled live broadcast as a highlight special is set to air instead.

In other news, SECRET recently made a comeback with "I"m in Love" from their album "Secret Summer".