Archive for May 5th, 2012

Eric unintentionally makes Maden Moon cry on Shinhwa Broadcast

On May 5th, the second part of JTBC‘s ‘Shinhwa Broadcast‘ a Children’s Day special was aired. In the special, twelve children, including the three Moon brothers, guest-starred on the show to engage in a series of games with the members of Shinhwa.

On one segment of the show, every Shinhwa member was assigned to two kids who would dress and apply make-up on them. The two children assigned to Eric drew whiskers and applied bright-colored makeup all over his face. They also picked out a dashing (?) outfit for him, which consisted of a red satin ruffly top with a shiny metallic green sequined jacket and bright blue glittered pants. All topped off by multiple hair accessories and a big red bow.

Eric was followed by Junjin, who had been styled by Do Yoon and Maden Moon

System flips bullying on its head

'The Korean program elicits active participation from students in class because the students are involved in making rules and resolving the bullying problems by themselves'.

Third-grade students at Hansol Elementary School in Cheongju, North Chungcheong, re-enact a scene of school bullying under the guidance of their homeroom teacher Seo Yeong-ja (center), on April 24. By Kim Seong-tae

On the morning of April 24 in a third-grade classroom of Hansol Elementary School in Cheongju, North Chungcheong, a boy threw a pencil case at a girl. Silence fell over the room. The classmates suddenly shouted, "One, two, three, stop!" But the boy refused to apologize, denying any wrongdoing.

Seo Yeong-ja, the 39-year-old homeroom teacher in charge of the class, intervened after she was informed of the bullying incident among her students

Seniors start unification piggy bank

Thirty-three South Korean elderly people have been raising money for the past four years in preparation for the unification of the two Koreas.

In Goheung, South Jeolla, 82-year-old Kim Gap-su opened a bank account on Aug. 29, 2008, at a local post office. Since then, he has saved 90,000 won ($79.6) every month.

The day he opened the account was the same day Japan began its colonial rule over Korea in 1910, Kim said.

Although he has no family members or relatives left in the North, he wanted to do it simply because "the country was freed from Japan's ruling, but we still can't get along with each other".

He also said Paik Young-hoon, president of Korea Industrial Development, visited the village eight years ago and gave a speech about the importance of civilians raising money in preparation for unification, given the case of West Germany where citizens had saved funds before their unification with the East

Hyun Bin enjoys his time off from the Marine Corps

Actor and marine Hyun Bin enjoyed a sweet time-off from the military life in Seoul.

Hyun Bin is on vacation for ten days and nine nights thanks to corporal holidays after his promotion, and seems to be spending his time with his friends during his break.

One place that Dispatch saw Hyun Bin hanging out at was a terrace at Apgujeong. On the first day of his break, he met his acting mentor Kang Gun Taek, and the two shared an enjoyable time exchanging stories with each other.

After finishing up ‘Secret Garden‘, the actor had lost much weight and had left fans a bit worried. To their relief, on this recent break, he was reported to look healthier than ever. His V line face still remains, but his cheeks were once again filled out

Kim C Met Kang Ho Dong Outside of Work Only Once

Kim C talked about his relationship with Kang Ho Dong and other members of “1 Night 2 Days.”

In KBS 2TV “Story Show: Do Dream” that was aired on Saturday, criminal psychology Professor Pyo Chang Won, Kim Soo Yong, and Jung Joo Ri appeared as guests.

Kim C became a new MC of the program that day, and when Jung Joo Ri confessed that she is very shy in front of strangers, he said, “Unlike how I seem, I am not shy in front of strangers.”


Kim C said, “I did ‘1 Night and 2 Days’ for three years, but I met Kang Ho Dong outside of work only once. I have never talked on the phone with other members either.”

He also asserted, “I think you can only be friends when it's absolute rather than merely having a sense of purpose of working in the same field

Two new teasers featuring Super Junior?s Kim Kibum for upcoming drama ‘I Love Italy’ revealed

Last week, a teaser featuring Super Junior‘s Kim Kibum for his role in tvN‘s upcoming drama ‘I Love Italy‘ was revealed. Since then, two more teasers have been revealed.

‘I Love Italy’ is about a 14 year old boy, Geum Eun Dong, who suddenly transforms into the body of a 25 year old. The fantasy romance recounts the story of Geum Eun Dong falling in love with the charming heiress, Lee Tae Ri (Italy). Park Ye Jin and Super Junior‘s Kim Kibum will be the main leads of the drama. The screenwriter of ‘Style‘, Moon Ji Young, and director of ‘Shinsukki Blues‘, Kim Do Hyuk, will be in charge of producing the drama

Big Bang wins "Best Fan" at MTV Italy's TRL Awards

On May 5th, MTV Italy held their annual TRL (Total Request Live) Awards in Florence, Italy, with Big Bang winning under the "Best Fan" category.

It was previously reported that Big Bang and their official fanclub VIP were included in the nomination, alongside other international celebrities such as Avril Lavigne and One Direction. Fans were able to vote online through MTV Italy's official homepage between March 22nd and May 5th.

Despite not being in Italy to receive the award, Big Bang's Taeyang updated his Twitter account to personally thank their fans. He was further quoted saying, "VIP=BEST FANS That's what I'm talking about :b"

This is not the first time that the group managed to receive an award on MTV. Previously, Big Bang attended MTV's Europe Music Awards in Belfast and was awarded "Best Worldwide Act

Keeping slim linguistically

By Lee Chang-sup

Keeping slim physically is in vogue. Fat people feel inferior. They go to gyms to shed weight. Like physical fitness, keeping slim mentally and linguistically is a personal asset.

Keeping slim mentally enhances happiness as it gives a feeling of satisfaction through only gaining a little. In the same vein, maintaining linguistic slimness is a royal road to career success.

Talkative people often lose their point in messages. Lengthy writers divert the attention of readers. Writing concisely in English is a Herculean task for both native and non-native speakers.

As people can shed weight through effort and diet, patience and constant drills are necessary to shave redundancies in English writing. Redundancy is the No. 1 enemy in writing. Adjectives and adverbs are often unnecessary in concise English

Music and Lyrics: Lee Shi Young knocks out Jay Park in a boxing sparring

Jay Park was recently vanquished by actress Lee Shi Young in a boxing sparring.

On the episode of Music and Lyrics that aired on May 5, Jay Park and Lee Shi Young had a boxing sparring.

Lee, well-known as a boxing aficionado, suggested a game of boxing to Park, and Park accepted her gauntlet.

Earnestly getting prepare, the amateur female boxer warned Park of a serious match, saying, “Brace yourself!” Her opponent dodged around on the ring and made people laugh hard.

Park showed really thought and thoughtful side: he didn’t avoid and even stuck out his tushie for Lee’s attack.

After the serious yet funny combat, Park quipped, “That was a nightmare

Big Bang claims victory at ?MTV Italy TRL Awards 2012?

After claiming victory back in November by winning the “Best Worldwide Act“ at MTV’s 2011 Europe Music Awards, Big Bang has done it again!

In March, Big Bang was nominated for in the “Best Fan” category for the “MTV Italy TRL Awards 2012“. They had some tough competition against Alessandra Amoroso, Avril Lavigne, Emma, and One Direction. However, when the dust was all settled, Big Bang came out on top! This was confirmed by a tweet by Taeyang on his official twitter:

WE WON!!!!! :) yey!!!

— TEYDADDY (@Realtaeyang) May 5, 2012

저희가 MTV ITALY TRL AWARDS 에서 ‘BEST FAN’ 부문을 수상했다네요!:) 너무 감사합니다! We have best fans in the world