Archive for May 13th, 2012

Jang Dong Gun immerses himself in his new role for ‘Gentlemen’s Class’

Jang Dong Gun immerses himself in his new role for ‘Gentlemen’s Class’

 

Actor Jang Dong Gun has completed his transformation into the finnicky and cold ‘Kim Do Jin’ for his new SBS drama, ‘Gentlemen’s Class‘!

Jang Dong Gun plays the role of an architect who’s infamous for saying it like it is when it comes to his work. New still cuts of the actor shows him completely immersed in his character. His level of focus definitely translates into his character as an architect, and it’s easy to see upon first glance that his charisma isn’t meant to charm, but intimidate. ...

Junsu releases “Tarantallegra” music video!

Junsu releases “Tarantallegra” music video!

After much anticipation, Junsu of power trio JYJ has just released the music video for his latest track, “Tarantallegra“!

Immediately beginning with a dramatic opening with a powerful dance break, it’s obvious that the adorable Junsu people are usually accustomed to has completely transformed for this music video.

‘Tarantallegra’, which marks the hailed singer’s very first solo album release, features a total of 12 songs. The album itself will be released on May 15th. Until then, tell us your thoughts on this music video in the comments section below! ...

Upcoming Girl Group Tahiti’s members transform into fashionistas

Upcoming Girl Group Tahiti’s members transform into fashionistas

 

Upcoming rookie girl group Tahiti all transformed into fashionistas.

On the May 12th airing of SBS-MTV‘s ‘Ta-Dah, It’s Tahiti‘, the members held a runway fashion show. The fashion show was in a survival format with the themes of airport fashion and club fashion.

The viewers were captivated by Jungbin in a mini dress, charismatic E.J., Hanhee‘s tomboy look, ‘second Han Ga InJisoo featuring clubbing fashion, Minjae with her honey thighs, and cutie Ari who each showed off their charms on the runway. ...

Korea to showcase smart learning at APEC forum

Korea to showcase smart learning at APEC forum

Lee Ju-ho, Education Minister

By Na Jeong-ju

Few would argue that Koreans’ zeal for education has been the driving force behind the country’s economic prosperity. Indeed, it has become a case example for many developing countries around the world.

The nation is now seeking to establish a reputation as an educational powerhouse in the digital era by spurring the convergence of technology and education and sharing this knowhow with less-developed nations. ...

JYJ's Junsu reveals MV for "Xia Tarantallegra"

JYJ's Junsu reveals MV for "Xia Tarantallegra"

After starting the teasing process earlier this month, the full music video for JYJ’s Junsu’s “Xia Tarantallegra” was revealed through the group’s official YouTube channel.

Junsu is set to release his first full length album “Xia Tarantallegra” this May. C-Jes Entertainment stateed that they decided to put “Xia” on the album’s title because it represents the meaning to Junsu’s identity and love received from everyone, while “Tarantallegra” was described as a spell that could make everyone dance....

Rainbow’s Kim Jae Kyung makes her fans drool

Rainbow’s Kim Jae Kyung makes her fans drool

Rainbow’s Kim Jae Kyung recently shared her self-portraits featuring ice-cream.

In the afternoon of May 13, Kim tweeted the photos with the caption, “So yummy that makes me lose my self-constraint.”

In the photos, Kim stares the camera. holing a spoonful of ice-cream. In the second photo, the Barbie doll lookalike singer strikes a pose as if she was trying to give the spoonful ice cream and make her fans drool. ...

Homeplus to promote Korean food in London

Homeplus to promote Korean food in London

Homeplus, in conjunction with the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency and Tesco, will sell 150 types of Korean food products in the U.K. in the run-up to the London Olympics.

The Korean retailer said it has high hopes that the Olympics will enable small and midsized food producers to find new export markets while promoting Korean foods to the world.

The Korean products will be sold between July 27 and Aug. 12 at the New Malden Tesco branch in London. ...

CN Blue’s Min Hyuk successfully changes into a cute boy on My Husband Got a Family

CN Blue’s Min Hyuk successfully changes into a cute boy on My Husband Got a Family

CN Blue’s drummer Min Hyuk is currently receiving favorable reviews from the viewers for his acting.

In KBS 2TV’s drama series My Husband Got a Family, Min Hyuk recently got laughs from the viewers by perfectly portraying a character who fears women who are older than him.

In the series, Min Hyuk is playing the role of playboy Cha Se Kwang. He’s usually chic and cool. However, whenever he sees his older sister Yoon Hee (played by Kim Nam Joo), he suddenly becomes her cute youngest brother. ...

Most Ridiculous Anti-Hallyu Movements in Japan

Most Ridiculous Anti-Hallyu Movements in Japan

Korea and Japan share a long history of a love-hate relationship. They are closely linked to each other, both historically and culturally, but there’s also a deep-rooted animosity that dates back centuries.

This strange sentiment goes across many sectors. The Korean pop culture industry has been no exception, and as popular as K-Pop is in Japan, we are slowly starting to see a surge in anti-Hallyu movements as well.

Of course, this doesn’t mean the recent anti-Hallyu movements in Japan represent the vast majority of Japanese people. But some of these extreme Japanese right-wing, anti-Hallyu groups (albeit small in size and influence) have sparked quite a stir among K-Pop fans for their distorted views and nonsensical accusations. ...

Hongneung to be reinvented as ‘green growth’ hub of Korea

Hongneung to be reinvented as ‘green growth’ hub of Korea

Hongneung, an area in northern Seoul that was the incubator of science and technology in the early stages of Korea’s rapid economic development in the 1970s, will be re-created as the center of the nation’s “green growth” in the 21st century.

President Lee Myung-bak, in a speech to the Global Green Growth Summit in Seoul Thursday, called Hongneung the “birthplace” of Korea’s science and technology that played a crucial role in the “miracle on the Han River”. He said the government will re-create the area as a “green growth complex that will lead the world’s green technology and knowledge and cultivation of personnel”. ...

Super Junior’s Heechul says, “I’m on my way back to my hometown”

Super Junior’s Heechul says, “I’m on my way back to my hometown”

Super Junior’s Heechul recently told people how he was doing.

On May 13, Heechul uploaded a picture of himself on his Twitter account with the comment, “I’m on my way back to my hometown. There’s was a old-style hot dog so I bought one. It was my first time eating it in 20 years. Hot dogs should always come with ketchup.”

In the picture, Heechul is sitting on a bench and eating a hot dog in comfortable clothes. His serious look, eating a hot dog, is especially getting laughs. ...