Jang Geun Suk's Gift Worth 36 Million Won to “Love Rain” Staff

Jang Geun Suk's Gift Worth 36 Million Won to “Love Rain” Staff

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Jang Geun Suk's Gift Worth 36 Million Won to “Love Rain” Staff

Jang Geun Suk showed his appreciation to all the “Love Rain” production staff with gift certificates worth over 36 million won (approx. $30,000 USD), local media OSEN reported on June 11.

An official from the “Love Rain” producers told OSEN, “Jang Geun Suk gave a 300,000 won ($300 USD) gift certificate to each of the 120 staff members to celebrate the end of ‘Love Rain.’”

“Jang Geun Suk wanted to give a special gift to all the staff who worked so hard for the entire drama series. The drama itself may not have been the biggest hit, but the overall chemistry and team work was by far the best. It was his way of showing appreciation to the production team for the long recording schedule,” the official added.

Another official was quoted as saying, “You don’t see an actor present such a special gift too often. It’s worth a lot of money too, but we thought it was very Jang Geun Suk-style to find a gift that’s not too fancy or too boring.”

Meanwhile, Jang Geun Suk is planning to continue his “The CRI Show 2” in July, starting from Seoul and four cities in Japan, including Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka. His first Japanese regular album, “Just Crazy,” hit #1 on both the Oricon’s daily chart and weekly chart.

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