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5 Things I LOVED in K-pop: 7/16 – 7/22

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Were half way through summer, so what hot things did K-pop have in store for us last week?  Gong Yoo sang Because Its You for the Big OST, Beast came back colorfully with a Beautiful Night, the Wonder Girls groove  Like Money, SNSDs Hyo-yeon came in second on Dancing With the Stars Korea Season 2 although I think she had the nights best performance, rookie groups abounded with 4K releasing Moonlight Sonata, Crayon Pop getting down on Saturday Night, GLAM releasing Party(XXO), and C-Clown going Solo, PSY released his song Korea which is the countrys fight song for the Olympics, although not resolvedthe MBC union strike was finally called off after 6 months, SM Entertainment teased us with the trailer for To the Beautiful You, BoA released the dance version MV of her self composed track Only One, VOGUE Korea did an awesome photoshoot of their list of the 12 greatest male actors in Korea, we saw the end of I Do, I Do, Ji Hyun-woo shed tears at his last fan meet before entering the military on August 7th, hundreds of fans as well as SS501 members Kim Hyung-jun and Heo Young-saeng saw off Kim Kyu-jong as he enlisted, during an interview in Japan Kim Hyun-joong said he now needs to think carefully before going to a public sauna due to the increase in male fans?!, G-Dragon joins Twitter and gets over 300,000 followers in 48 hours, and there was the fan service by Jong-hyun and Taemin  heard round the K-popiversewhoooee.

What 5 Things that happened in K-pop last week did I think where a bit more special the the rest?  Keep reading to find out and as always if youre not up-to-date on your K-pop turn back now, because spoilers will most definitely ensue.

 5. Running Man Volleyball

Running Mans Olympic special got off to a fiery start as the Running Man cast challenged a team of idols including SuJus Eunhyuk, Beasts Doo-joon, ZE:As Siwan, MBLAQs Lee Joon, 2PMs Nichkhun, C.N. Blues Yong-hwa and T-aras Eunjung. It was a fun episode as the teams competed in various versions of Olympic sports like relay races, the high jump, and volleyball. At the end, it was back to good ol Running Man hide and seek with a twistthe hunter would become the hunted after a certain period of time and it continued back and forth until there was a last man standing.  It put a great spin on the usual game and was a lot of fun I cant believe Yong-hwa was the second idol to get taken out, ususally hes one of the best players on Running Man.  Heres a clip from their volleyball game segment in which Lee Joon proves that playing around too much is not a good thing.

4. The Brown Eyed Girls sing of One Summer Night

Im glad the teaser for the song which featured some kind of electro pop shock were just thata tease.  The Brown Eyed Girls released a single to tide fans over until their next comeback and released the MV for One Summer Night.  Love the song and story of the MV.

3. Nell rocks the Sketchbook

The audience for the latest episode of Yoo-Hee-yeols Sketchbook were in for a treat as Jang Kiha and the Faces, Hot Potato, Nell, Jang Phil-soon, and rookies Big Star put on performances.  All were in top form, but it was Nells performance of Promise Me that got my love.

Last weeks episodes of the K-drama Big had some of the best and also some of the most frustrating moments of the show. Which had me both crying and yelling at the screen during the hour.  All the big secrets are out and we get to see how everyone deals with it all whether it be through blind selfishness or noble stupidity.  Not gonna lie, I have been disappointed with the story line which has lagged terribly in spots and some of the side stories have been so irrelevant which is unusual for a Hon Sisters drama.  But I think Gong Yoo has done an excellent job in the role and while I didnt love Lee Min-jungs character all the time so much, I still love her.  Heres one of those scenes that had me both crying and yelling at my laptop in noble-idiot-induced-rage.

1. Hyori proves her worth

Lee Hyori guest starred in the k-variety show Show Me the Money, where underground and rookie rppers are paired up with their industry sunbaes to help them get a foothold in the industrythink K-pop Star for rappers.  In this episode of the show six of the contestants got to work and put on a performance with Hyori.  My fave performance of the set would have to be Hyoris performance of  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with with female contestant Kim Eun-young. Although Im totally biased I would have to say that Hyori was in top form for the show.  After the whole scandal from her last album she had been laying pretty low on the K-pop scene, but itd would be great to see Hyori come back soon.

 Those were the 5 Thing I LVOED in K-pop last week, were they yours?

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Photos Kim Woo-bin, "On my way for an out of doors wear photo shoot"

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Actor Kim Woo-bin headed for Japan on Might 3rd for a Merell photo shoot.

Hyosung Is going From Lovable To Horny Genuine Fast In Rainy Photoshoot

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Hyosung Is going From Lovable To Horny  Genuine  Fast In Rainy Photoshoot

However, the TS Entertainment singer has also shown that shes in a positionto tug off a adorablesymbol as well. In fact, a contemporaryat the back of the scenes video showed that Hyosung can shift between cute and attractive in not up to a second, proving that she still possesses the multi-faceted appeal thats made her so popular.

Fans Falling In Love With Video Of Two times Mina Massaging Her Neck

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Fans Falling In Love With Video Of Two times Mina Massaging Her Neck

The contributors of the JYP Entertainment group have also been known for their explosive charms and personality, besides as their skillsto tug off eitherlovely and horny concepts. In fact, after seeing staff member Mina simply rubdown her own neck throughouta contemporary radio broadcast, fanatics fell in love with how her attractiveness and charms shined brightly even with such undeniable actions.

'Refrigerator' Lee Seong-kyeong, "I've never been on a blind date"

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"I have not had a boyfriend in a long time. I did notwould like to have one as I used to be too busy being a model. I just pretended to be tricky like a tomboy so I wasn't misunderstood via my friends".

This Korean Boy Is More Gorgeous Than Maximum Girls

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This Korean Boy Is More Gorgeous Than Maximum Girls

Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Even supposingthere are so much ofstunningladiesfar and wide the world, Korean ladieshad been praised for their original visuals and charms. However, one Korean boy has receivednumerous attention for being even more pretty than maximum Korean girls, and pictures of him have been spreading all over the internet. With large, bright eyes as smartly as double eyelids, the young boy in point of fact embodies all of the stern Korean attractiveness standards.

"Mirror of the Witch" Moon Ga-yeong, sublime warrior

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Sol-gae used to be raised among beggars and learned how no longer to starve. She has a robust ego which never shall we her bow down in any scenarioalthough she has to seal to survive. She does notspeak in confidenceother folks but with Poong-yeon, she needs to be a woman. She hides those affections for Poong-yeon and stands behind him like a shadow.

"Mirror of the Witch" depicts a four-way romance between the unlucky genius Heo Joon (Yoon Si-yoon), a Joseon witch named Yeon-hee (Kim Sae-ron), Poong-yeon who puts his lifestyles on the line for her and Sol-gae who stands by ability of him.

Meanwhile, "Mirror of the Witch" is a mythhistoric about an unlucky princess named Suri who is cursed to be a chilly hearted witch and a passionate, young guy named Heo Joon.

T.O.P remedies his shyness and bares his fingers for newest film

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T.O.P remedies his shyness and bares his fingers for newest film

For the primary time in ten years, T.O.P was oncein a position to wear short sleeves, utterly admitting to his shy skin exposure. Among the group, it's miles known that the rapper and actor prefers to wear longer sleeves and covers is skin as he does no longer like frame contact, while others suggesting that it could be a intellectualsickness of his as he is simplytypically shy.

Paparazzi Snap Footage Of Two times In Public…And They’ll Take Your Breath Away

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Paparazzi Snap Footage Of Two times In Public…And They’ll Take Your Breath Away

And whilstenthusiasts were already neatlyconscious about how pretty the JYP Entertainment group contributors are, even they were blown away by way ofcontemporary fan footage of the girls. Dressed in the outfits from their newest hit tune video Cheer Up, the ladies proved why theyre regarded asone of the crucialmost prettywomanteams to have ever debuted.

Lee Sang-yoon and UEE relationship, 'kissed forcefully to make it memorable'

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While Lee Sang-yoon and UEE are latelystuck up in a hot topic, Lee Seo-jin seemedat the SBS Radio Energy FM, "Choi Hwa-jeong's Force Time" and discussed "Marriage Contract" which he co-starred in with UEE.

The actor said, "I wondered what I may do to make the kiss scene with UEE memorable so I did it forcefully. She did as I advised because she's more youthful than me".

Lee Seo-jin and UEE starred in "Marriage Contract" together. UEE seemed in Televisiondisplay once and said, "It was oncein realitybloodless that eveningyet information technologychanged into warm while we kissed".