Friday, April 30, 2010

Super Junior's Heechul to join "Family Outing" season 2

Super Junior member Heechul has joined the cast of variety show "Family Outing" and will make his first appearance in the program this weekend, according to broadcaster SBS.

SBS announced in a press release Thursday that the 26-year-old singer will be appearing in a special "Family" episode as a friend of Girls' Generation member Yoona, who is a regular on the show. 

The pop idol, who has also acted in dramas and hosted radio programs, is said to have shown great humor and energy throughout the show's taping.

"Family Outing" had been one of the most popular variety shows in Korea since its premiere in June 2008. With Korea's top emcee Yoo Jae-seok and singer Lee Hyori leading the star-studded cast, the show had once recorded viewership ratings of over 30 percent.

However, the 'reality-based' variety show came under scrutiny early last year when one of the scripts was leaked on the Internet and fans found that the show was pre-scripted. As the show started to suffer from declining ratings, the producers abruptly ended the first season run.

In a bid to transform the show's image and regain its popularity, the second season kicked off last February with an entirely different line-up which includes TV personality Kim Won-hee, actor Yoon Sang-hyun and boy band members Taecyeon and Jo Kwon.

Heechul will be appearing in the show starting May 2.

Reporter : Lynn Kim lynn2878@
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* Seems to me like FO2 were trying their best to shoot up the rating... I wonder if Heechul can make this happened... whatever I love this pretty boy hehehe

Lee Jun-ki Says is Looking Forward To Life as Average Man

Korean actor Lee Jun-ki has revealed his feelings about going to the military next week, saying he is "looking forward to spending time [in the military] as any average man who has to fulfill his mandatory military duties."

Lee was quoted as saying the remark in a press statement released by his agency JG Company on Thursday, the response following the decision which has forced him to drop out of film "Grand Prix" and TV series "Faith".

The actor, who started shooting "Grand Prix" with top Korean actress Kim Tae-hee earlier this month, had been trying to defer his military entrance date to fulfill his current work commitments before joining the two-year service.

But after receiving a final notice from Korea's Military Manpower Administration to join the Nonsan training camp on May 3, Lee announced two days ago that he has decided to pull out from both projects.

JG apologized that Lee was unable to finish what he had been working on.

Lee, 27, gained fame in Korea and throughout Asia after playing a woman-like clown in the 2005 hit film "The King and the Clown" and most recently portrayed a passionate magazine reporter in MBC TV series "Hero".

Reporter : Cho Bum-ja anju1015@
Editor : Lynn Kim lynn2878@
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* Argh! I will for sure miss him... I was so anticipated for his "Grand Prix" but seems like I have to wait for another year for his comeback... Hope things doing great for him.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

[INTERVIEW] Actress Seo Woo

The day before shooting ended at 5 a.m. in the morning. The shoot continued again later on the same day at 11 a.m. During the afternoon the outdoor shoot was put to a halt due to the rain. For half the day she waited in the car for the rain to stop. Things resumed at around 9 p.m. The temperature suddenly dropped on the open set of KBS' "Sister of Cinderella" which is built next to a lake. While shooting the drama, it repeats the feeling of being on the field or on a stakeout. 

Seo Woo, well-known for her role in the critically acclaimed movie "Paju" which won awards and opened at several prestigious international film festivals including the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) and at the Rotterdam Film Festival, sat down to speak with 10Asia about her current role as Hyo-seon in "Sister of Cinderella." 

10: You have shot about half of KBS' "Sister of Cinderella" now. Is it not physically tiring? 
Seo Woo: I was worried at first because "Sister of Cinderella" is a mini series being shot on a very tight schedule. Of course I haven't gotten much sleep lately but it's not as hard as shooting a low-budget film in a short period of time. I feel that I've become tough by filming in torn-down areas in movie "Paju." 

10: You're a new actress but have played a wide range of characters through a variety of films and dramas including "Crush & Blush," "Paju" and "Tamra, The Island." How do you choose your roles?
Seo Woo: I made my debut through director Jang Jin's movie "My Son." It was by chance that I appeared in the movie and I was in only one or two scenes but I really liked my role, and I think having worked with a good director and staff led to everything else. Rather than having a good eye for choosing the right roles, I am thankful that I got off to a good start and when I choose my next project, I consult with my agency's CEO and we have a long discussion on my next role. I tend to select roles that are difficult to play instead of the roles that I know that I know I would do well at. I do it because I think I'd be offered an even better role after I do it. I was worried over having to play an ugly and weird kid in "Crush & Blush" and I am scared of water but I played the role of a female diver in "Tamra, The Island." I think taking on such roles have helped me to learn about the mindset I should have or how to handle certain situations as an actor. 

10: From all your roles you have played, which character do you think is similar to you?

Seo Woo: All the characters that I have played have been similar to me in a certain way. No matter how fun and good a production is, I won't take it if I think I wouldn't be able to stand playing my role. (laugh) My character Jong-hee from "Crush & Blush" lived a life completely different from mine but I think that I had some of her traits. Like the inferiority complex or expressing myself in the opposite way from how I feel. When I saw the script for "Sister of Cinderella," there were parts where I thought, 'Oh! This is just like me!" 

10: Are you two similar in the sense that you grew up receiving a lot of love?
Seo Woo: Yes. Both my mom and dad are very old while they're the youngest in their families, and I am the youngest in my family. So while I was growing up, I think I lived in my own world where I thought 'everyone will love me and think I am pretty' because the elder people in my family would show me lots of affection and gave me everything I wanted. I found out though, that it wasn't like that in the real world. I realized I had been wrong the whole time. (laugh) I thought to myself that even if I am happy and I think that people around me like me, somewhere in the world there is someone who hates people like me. So I liked how Eun-jo looked differently at Hyo-seon. 

Fanfic - Vacation (HJ & HB) Part 3 & 4

Extra Story # 4

Title: Vacation
Date: May 13, 2009

Part 3

Watching the significant dark circles under his eyes, he must have staying up all night last night, 
There will be almost 4 more hours ride before reaching Boseong, 

She is feeling rather heartbroken seeing how tired he was, “Let’s take a nap now, you must be tired, look at your severe dark circles.”

“Kenchana,” He shook his head,

Although he said so, just shortly after, he readily lies on the chair dozing off irresistibly.

Softly putting a jacket on him, gently smoothen his hair, he must have putting a lot of efforts rearranged his schedule so as to come with her on this trip.

Although he is crazily busy, he still mindful and attentive to her thoughts and needs, his heartfelt intention always amazed her and touches her heart. 

So thankful, almost, she almost misses each other.
Watching his calm, sleeping face, along with the contribution of the jolty ride, she too starts to feel sleepy, leaning on the window, slowly dozing off in her dreamland as well. 

She did not know how long it passed, but she seems to hear a voice calling from a distance, she slowly opens her eyes, waking up to the voice of the bus driver, and vaguely realized that they already arrived in Boseong. 

Finding herself leaning on his shoulder, 
He already woke up, looking all freshen up, giving the impression of having spangles in his eyes.

“We arrived, let’s get up.” He causally reaches out and tucks her hair behind her ears.
“Le1……” Still a bit blurry, she sits up at last, and smoothen her hair.

HJ gets up and brings down the luggage from the upper rack, carries with one hand and holds her hand with the other hand.
“Let’s go”

Getting off the coach bus, taking in a deep breath, the revitalizing breeze waft lightly with the aromas from the tea trees,

So soothing and calming that she sigh with bliss, “Wah, so refreshing….!”

He takes a deep breath too, and nods,
“The air seems filling with the fragrance from tea trees.”
“That’s right, that’s why Boseong deserves to be called the homeland of Tea. I heard that the whole Valley is full of tea trees.” HB said.

Just breathing in the refreshing air soothes the tiredness.

“Where should we go first?” He asked.
“Just walk around, it’s best if we could find a tea house, sitting in and enjoys a cup of freshly made tea, what do you think?” She suggested.

She cheerfully starts to walk faster, and he could not do anything but to hold her hand and dragged along.

There is already a big tea garden not far away. Terraces of tea trees are planted uniformly on the whole mountain, the tea leaves radiate out the beautiful jade like green color under the sunlight, and stretches as far as the eye can see.

The tea garden’s master also owns a small but unique tea house, serving as a tasting house for the tourists. 
Ordering two cups of tea made by freshly harvested tea leaves, just by smelling the aroma from the tea, she is already falling for it.
Sipping slightly, the tea aromas fill and stay in the lips, not only soothing the lips but to the soul.

“Isn’t it taste really good?” She asked his opinion.
He also takes a sip, expressionlessly, “Le……”

Giving him a side-glance, “Aish, that uncaring tone again…...”

“A ne ar2…….” He innocently expressed.

“I insist to come here, you must be bored, A la ge3?!” Tea tasting, travelling to vent out for fresh air, does not seem to be his cup of tea, he might find it boring.
He takes a glance at her, and gets another sip, “A ne ar, this place is nice too, at least the air is refreshing.”

“If you were to choose the place you wanted to travel to, where do you want to go?” She asked.
“Me? ...... I’ll choose to sleep in at home.” He thought about it for awhile, and said it in his poker face.

This sounds really familiar, isn’t what he said during WGM time?!
He is so lack of originality.

“Are you really want to spend your day off like that……”
“Le……” He nodded.

“Aren’t you live your regular days like that already? Wouldn’t you get bored?” She asked.
“But I’m so lack of sleep, that’s all I can think of right now.” He said.

Fanfic - Vacation (HJ & HB) Part 1 & 2

Extra Story # 4

Title: Vacation

Date: May 12, 2009

Part 1

The coach bus is on the highway moving like greased lightning.

Looking out through the window of the fast moving bus, the nice autumn scenery could easily be seen. Bright Clear Sky, the deep greens on both sides of the highway, and the golden crop fields stretch as far as the eye could see.

Seeing such nice sceneries passed by, she feels the peacefulness and carefree spirit. Of course if all these not including HIM,…… that would be more perfect.

Watching at the person sitting next to her, the one tucks his arms in front of his chest staring straight with his poker face. 

“I am thirsty ……” She said to him.

He takes a quick look at her, mutely stands up, grabs a bottle of water from his backpack, twists open the cap and pass it in front of her.

Sitting down, his poker face reminds…….

“I want to eat potato chips……” She said to him again after some time,

He is still mutely getting up, pulls up a bag of potato chips from his backpack, tears it open and gives it to her.

She picks a piece of potato chip up, putting it in her mouth and bites at it sturdily,
Looking at him, he is still sitting with the same pose, with the same expression.

It is an empty bus, the only two passengers are he and she, yes, only two of them in the bus.

It’s so boring.......

She picks up another piece of chip, place it near his lips, he first turns away try to escape it for a bit, but then, taking a look at her later, and he let her slip the chip in his mouth.

After feeding him the third chip, but he still keeps his poker face and silence, she cannot hold her words any longer,
“How long are you going to keep upsetting?”

That is right, the mister who sits next to her is upset, and keeps upsetting,

And the reason is……

He finally faces her, “Have you realize what your fault is?”

She is making faces in her mind, and still does not think it is a big deal.
But looking at his complaining expression clearly sealed on him, *sigh*, Kule, Whoever upset takes the crown,
So, she nodded deeply,

“Then tell me, what you think your fault is?”

She makes great efforts to think, “I’m wrong, I shouldn’t ……. go on a vacation when you are that busy.”
She even gives him a sincere apologized look, with this great effort to show her apology, his anger should subside, right?

“This is what you thought is your fault?” He wrinkles up his forehead,

Wae? This is not the reason?
She carefully sounds out, “Then, is it because …… I didn’t tell you earlier about my vacation plan, you have a hard time arranging your schedule?”

Observing his expression, still have no sign of getting out of his poker face look.

“Then, is it because …… you don’t want to go on vacation? ……”
His expression seems getting deeper, and even twitches at the corner of his lips.

“Then, is it because ……”
She really could not think of anything else,

“Yah, Kim Hyun Joong, this is too much, if you don’t want to come, then don’t come, I didn’t force you to come with me, why are you giving me these poker faces since we met this morning.”
She doesn’t want to be the one soft-spoken and submissive anymore, she also felt that she being put in the wrong.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

JAY PARK in the YouTube Spotlight by @stirfryTV

stirfryTV features a multi-talented singer & dancer, Jay Park, who's three YouTube videos have generated over 7 million video views and 5 million channel views in just ONE month. This phenomenon is known as, "The Jay Effect!"

Jay answered every questions. It's short but everything was there. 
Hype Nation is true...
and he even says... there is a lot of project...

All we have to do is... WAIT.


100424 Fanaccount of J-Day party organized by Underground

처음에 시작할때 재범오빠 영상이 나오는거에요
그런데 소리가 안나서 다시틀었는데
직접 녹화한거더라구요!! 거기서 보고싶다 부르기전에
자기없는데도 모여서 생일파티해줘서 고맙다고 했구요
그다음에 정말짧게 보고싶다~보고싶다 죽을만큼보고싶다~ 이렇게 불렀구요
그다음에 낫띵온유 부르는게 나왔어요 ㅎㅎ
그리고 제이TV이렇게해가지고 동영상 한 10몇개까지갔는데
진짜재밌었어요. 재범이가 여자사람를 대하는법,습관,뭐 이런거 나오고 (이게 한 한시간 반동안 했었어요)
그다음에 오분정도 쉬고 재범탐구생활을 했어요
재범탐구생활은 재범이 무대의 모습을 보여주는거였어요

육피쩌리들은 첨부터 얼굴을 심슨으로 해줘서 범티분들 다 폭소했구요 ㅋㅋ 정말
언더그라운드분들 센스짱이였어요
그리고 마지막에
처음에 나온 영상(보고싶다부른거)과 다른옷을 입고 (처음엔 검정옷, 이번엔 회색옷이였어요)
팬여러분들 사랑해요~ 이러고 엄청 짤막하게 영상이 나왔는데
범티분들이 소리지르느라 못봐서 사랑해요~한 영상 끝나자마자 한번더를 외치셔서
언더분들께서 한번더 틀어주시고 다른영상도 하나 더틀어주시고 그리고
마지막으로 보고싶다부른거 한번 더틀어주시고 영상회끝났어요

진짜 오늘 완전재밌었습니다!! 나중에 영상공유가 될지는 모르겠지만 만약
된다면 꼭보세요 정말 영상편집능력 등등 장난아니에요 언더분들 ㅎㅎㅎ

English Translation:

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Clouds - Dumbfoundead ft. Jay Park & Clara

It's finally here... been waiting for this ever since they've announced it.
Cool collaboration. 


[Clara] Roll~
Roll back the clouds.
Let the sun shine through.

[Dumbfoundead] Dumbfoundead Jay Park (AOM) Clara C
To all the people out there going through some tough times, this one’s for you.
Yo, there’s light at the end of the tunnel I haven’t seen it
Not all of us become rockstars and ballerinas
Even in California, the sun ain’t always beaming
Can’t predict the forecast for all four seasons
We have dark days, can’t make your card payments
Working no whack-ass job, living in Mom’s basement
Some lands never get rain, so there’s starvation
Some only see snow through neighborhood Scarfaces
Not everything is set in stone, the weather changes
It’s like God, and the devil’s trying to entertain us.
Walked through the treacherous storm and overcame it
It’s never been an easy path on the road to greatness
So don’t you give me that boo hoo hoo shit
We movin on to that new new new shit
Look up into the clouds and watch them blow away
Until my problems just go away

Lee Hong Ki

Name: 이홍기 / Lee Hong Ki (Lee Hong Gi)
Profession: Singer and actor
Birthdate: 1990-Mar-02
Height: 178cm
Weight: 60kg
Blood Type: AB
Star sign: Pisces
Family: Younger sister
Talent agency: F&C Music

TV Series
You're Beautiful (SBS, 2009)
Style (SBS, 2009) cameo on Ep.6
On Air (SBS, 2008) cameo
Unstoppable Marriage (KBS2, 2008) cameo on Ep.62
Kkangsooni (EBS, 2005)
Neh Sontob Kkeuteh Bichi Nama Issuh (EBS, 2004)
Magic Kid Masuri (KBS2, 2002)

Winter Child (2005)

2009 SBS Drama Awards: New Star Award (You're Beautiful)

KPOP group: F.T. Island

Lee Hong Ki/Lee Hong Gi (이홍기) (born March 2, 1990), is a Korean idol, Singer, Actor and MC. He is the lead singer of popular Korean band F.T. Island, a South Korean rock band, is well known for his powerful and versatile voice. He is the elder sibling in his family, and has a younger sister who currently still lives with their parents. He has been attending Kyung Hee University since March 9, 2009, majoring in Drama and Theater.

Acting career

Before Hongki debuted as a singer with the band FT Island, he was first a child actor and made his acting debut in 2002 in KBS2 TV series Magic Kid Masuri as Masuri's friend. This sitcom gained popularity among elementary school students. He was also featured in Kangsooni, where he played the lead character of Kang Soo Bong, and sang for the sitcom's OST.

In 2008, he was offered the lead actor role in Master of Study, a Korean remake version of a Japanese drama Dragon Zakura which should have aired in the beginning of 2009. However, due to issues relating to filming production, the drama was postponed to the beginning of 2010 which led F&C to refuse Hongki's role because of his busy schedule with FT Island.

Hongki later played the role of Lysander in a musical stage Korean version of A Midsummer Night's Dream where he showed and excelled in his hidden skills in singing, acting and dancing. In 2009, he made a comeback in acting after a 5 years break and took the role as Jeremy, one of the main characters in the drama You're Beautiful. He also sang solo OST songs for this drama "(Promise and Still/As Ever)", which played a bigger role in terms of drama promotion. He achieved an SBS New Star Award for his role in the drama.

Music career

In 2007. Hongki debuted with the band F.T. Island as the lead singer. His strong and powerful voice is easily recognized by netizens and the media. Other than FT Island songs, he can also rap and beatbox.

Hongki decided to leave acting and pursue a career in singing when he played the lead role in the drama Kangsooni, where he sang the OST song. At the end of the drama, he performed the song live on stage. He was just 13 years old at that time. Impressed by his powerful vocal ability, a few people approached him, not wishing to waste his talent for singing. After competing with a selection of others, young label company F&C Music managed to grab Hongki and fully train him to become the lead singer of their first band, FT Island.

During 2008 SBS Gayo Daejun, due to FT Island's extremely tight concert schedule, Hongki fell very sick and was losing his voice due to exhaustion. Despite his sickness, he still pushed himself to sing live onstage to avoid the disappointment of fans. After the performance, he collapsed and was hospitalized for a few days over the New Year. He received lots of love and full support from his family, all FT Island members, F&C Music. The biggest support came from Primadonna, FT Island's official fanclub.

Because of the incident during the SBS Gayo, F&C decided to make a subgroup of FT Island, called FT Triple, which consisted of just 3 out 5 members in the band (without Hongki). The formation of FT Triple was to avoid their lead singer, (Hongki) from overstraining his voice and allow him to rest for a few minutes while on stage or during a concert. Another reason for the existence of this subgroup is due to Hongki's tight schedule with variety shows, filming, recording and other individual activities. The band sometimes has to appear and perform in shows without him.

Besides singing, Hongki can also play the drums due to his role as a drummer in You're Beautiful, and he currently has a big interest in playing the guitar.

Solo activities

Besides the band/group activities, Hongki appeared the most among the band members in lots of shows due to his popularity after FT Island's debut in 2007. Hongki appeared as the youngest 'daddy' among 5 'daddies' in the Good Daddy 2008 show together with Kim Hee Chul of Super Junior, Kim Gun Mo, Yoo Se Yun and Kim Hyung Bum. In the show, despite being the youngest 'daddy', he showed his caring and sweet side which made him the favourite 'daddy' to both 'daughters'.

Because of his closeness with Kim Heechul after the Good Daddy show, they were chosen to appear in the Save Energy campaign together. Both still maintain their close relations until now and their tandem is quite popular among idols for bringing a fun and happening atmosphere. Hongki is popular among the fans for having lots of close friends due to his easy going and fun attitude.

In 2009, Hongki took part in MNet Scandal where he had to date a girl chosen by MNet for one week. The person that he dated was Kim Yeo Hee, otherwise known as Apple Girl who released her first singles My Music on 27 May 2010. Hongki also became one of 3 MC/Hosts in Music Inkigayo show together with Eun Jiwon and Yu Seul Ah from the beginning of 2009 to July 2009. He attended and appeared in many other variety shows countless times as a guest, which led to the shows receiving high ratings from his fans.


* Love it when he smile LOL
He's too cute and sometimes he even look pretty >.<

Boyz II Men wants to work with T-ara, Girls' Generation

American R&B group Boyz II Men appear on music show POP CON in Korea

U.S. pop group Boyz II Men, who recently gave concert in Korea, has said that they would like to work with K-pop female band T-ara and Girls' Generation, according to music channel Mnet on Friday.

The three-man band sat down for an exclusive interview with Mnet, held after their Seoul concert on April 16 and 17, and talked about Korean pop music and artists. 

The American singers were well aware of the girl band craze in Korea, mentioning groups T-ara and Girls' Generation, and remarked that they "would like to work with them if opportunity arises."

When asked about Korean pop groups 4MEN and Brown Eyed Soul (the former had opened for Boyz II Men's Seoul gig while the latter had met the group backstage), they answered that they had listened to their music, adding that both groups had "excellent skills."

About their latest album "LOVE" -- a collection of remakes of classic pop songs -- they said that they were "inspired by the past which we love and, of course, we wanted to share our favorite songs with fans."

Founded in Philadelphia in the late 1980s, the group -- originally composed of Michael McCary, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman -- released their debut album "Cooleyhighharmony" in 1991, which sold over nine million copies and won a Grammy. 

Their single "End of the Road", featured on the original soundtrack for Eddie Murphy film "Boomerang," stayed at No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart for 13 weeks. Another single "One Sweet Day," performed with pop diva Mariah Carey in 1995, holds the all-time record for the longest No. 1 run at 16 weeks. 

Their second album "II", released in 1994, produced two more chart-toppers "I'll Make Love To You" and "On Bended Knee" and sold over 12 million copies in the U.S. alone. 

Member Michael McCary left the group in 2003 however, due to physical and personal problems. The remaining members, who have released several more studio albums and compilation records, are planning to mark the 20th anniversary of the group's debut next year with a new album and cruise tour.

"POP CON" airs on Mnet every Saturday at noon. 

Reporter : Park Sung-Ki musictok@
Editor : Lynn Kim lynn2878@
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* Isn't it cool to be recognized by this band. Boyz II Men is my fav. band too hahaha. Love them even now. Go go B2M...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Noh Min Woo (노민우)

Name No Min-Woo
Hangul: 노민우
Birthdate: May 29, 1986
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 183 cm
Blood Type:
Star Sign: Gemini

A Frozen Flower | Ssanghwajeom (2008)

TV Dramas
My Girlfriend Is Gumiho (SBS 2010)
Pasta | Paseuta (MBC / 2010)
Jeong Yak Yong (2009)
Mrs Town (2009)
Hilarious Housewives | Tae Hee Hye Ko Jih Yeon Yi (MBC / 2009)

TV Movie
Story of Wine (Mega TV / 2008)

Noh Min-woo was a member of "TRAX" and now a member of "24/7"

Damn beautiful than a girl. But he is tough though hehehe