Archive for May 26th, 2012

M.I.B. releases comeback photos for ‘Illusion’

M.I.B. releases comeback photos for ‘Illusion’

As announced previously, hip hop group M.I.B (Most Incredible Busters) will be making a comeback with their mini-album ‘Illusion‘ on June 1st. Ahead of its release, the group has unveiled comeback photos to stir up interest for their upcoming promotion.

‘Illusion’ is reported to be filled with the “electro-hop” sound characteristic of M.I.B, and the title track “So It’s Only Hard For Me” has a unique melody and dramatic rap that complements the group’s music flavor. ...

Hanwha mining marine life for Aqua Planet

Hanwha mining marine life for Aqua Planet

Synchronized swimmers perform ballet routines in a water tank at 63 Seaworld in Yeouido, Seoul. Hanwha aims to create a cultural and exhibition complex by combining performing arts with the aquarium. JoongAng Ilbo

Hanwha Hotels & Resorts is expanding its aquarium business across the country with a total investment of 300 billion won ($257.7 million) this year.

It has already built the nation’s largest marine exhibit in the form of Aqua Planet Yeosu, which opened to the public on May 12 in tandem with the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea. ...

Yoo In Na and Ji Hyun Woo Looking Like a Real Couple?

Yoo In Na and Ji Hyun Woo Looking Like a Real Couple?

Yoo In Na and Ji Hyun Woo appears like an actual couple in a photo recently uploaded by a fan.

Through the shooting of tvN‘s “Queen Inhyun’s Man,” Yoo In Na and Ji Hyun Woo have had multiple chances to share intimate feelings toward one another. In addition, many people have witnessed these two spending a lot of time together even during breaks.

At first, due to many romantic scenes in the actual drama, Yoo In Na and Ji Hyun Woo had to spend a great amount of time together to make sure they connect during the shooting. Now, they seem more than just amiable around each other. As seen in the photo, they are now close enough to give massages and feed one another. ...

‘99% Chance’ of Mt. Baekdu Eruption by 2032

‘99% Chance’ of Mt. Baekdu Eruption by 2032

Japanese scientists claim there is a 99 percent chance that Mt. Baekdu on the border between North Korea and China will erupt in the next 20 years due to the impact of the massive earthquake in Japan in March last year. But experts here said the timing of an eruption is hard to predict, though Mt. Baekdu remains an active volcano.

Japanese media on Sunday reported Hiromitsu Taniguchi, a volcano expert at Tohoku University, has concluded there is a 68 percent chance of Mt. Baekdu erupting by 2019 and a 99 percent chance of an eruption by 2032. ...

A recent photo of Moon Geun Young showcases her youthful beauty

A recent photo of Moon Geun Young showcases her youthful beauty

Actress Moon Geun Young‘s baby face hasn’t changed since.

On May 25th, actress So Yoo Jin tweeted a photo with a description that said, “Moon Geun Young visited the ‘Finding Kim Jong Wook‘ musical team! She is such an angel. The entire waiting room was in a fuss when she came! Ah… only 3 more shows left. I’m sad.

In the photo, Moon Geun Young is showing her usual youthful beauty. So Yoo Jin and the musical team members seem to be very happy by the visit of ‘Korea’s little sister’. ...

EXO-M thanks fans for enjoying the concert

EXO-M thanks fans for enjoying the concert

EXO-M participate in their first ever SMTOWN concert, joining their sunbaes for the first stop for SMTOWN Live World Tour III.

The first stop was at the Honda Center in Anaheim (SMTOWN Live in LA) and on May 24th, the group left two pictures and a message for fans. They wrote, “[We like to express our] gratitude to those fans who came to the concert venue to enjoy the concert with us. [We are] also thankful to our Mainland fans for their support.”

While the first picture shows off six cute polaroid shots of the members, the second picture was taken during the actual SMTOWN concert as the EXO-M members mingled with their EXO-K brothers. ...

Create Your Eco-Friendly Virtual Dream Home with LG

Create Your Eco-Friendly Virtual Dream Home with LG

Like most kids who grew up playing house, I can talk about my virtual dream house forever. It will have a garden filled with roses and bamboo (weird combination I know), have a massive 3D television, a robot that does my laundry and cooking… I still daydream like this from time to time.

Thankfully, LG Electronics read my mind and started a special campaign to better connect with customers around the world. Its digital interactive campaign on Facebook, called My Eco Home, allows Facebook fans around the globe to not only create but share their own virtual dream house with friends. ...

(79) First American minister

(79) First American minister

On May 13, 1883, the USS Monocacy, an American warship, sailed into Jemulpo harbor. The Monocacy’s arrival heralded two significant firsts. On board were Lucius H. Foote, the first envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States to Korea, his wife, and several members of his staff including Yun Chi-ho ― a Korean he hired in Japan to serve as his Korean-Japanese interpreter. And, the Monocacy, which had taken part in the short Korean-American War of 1871, also was one of the first Western warships to fire a twenty-one gun salute with the Korean flag at its main ― “it was the first vessel of any nation to burn peaceful gunpowder in honor of the new flag”. ...

U-KISS in Malaysia for Fan Meeting

U-KISS in Malaysia for Fan Meeting

Idol group U-Kiss’s popularity in Asia is fierce. On May 25, they left for Malaysia in order to complete their fan meeting schedules overseas. After Malaysia, they will have their fan meetings for about two weeks in Asia by also going to places like Cambodia and Hongdong.

Earlier this month, U-KISS also got to confirm their popularity in Colombia. Their agency, NH Media, revealed, “Requests for concerts came in from Dubai, Chile, and of course, Brazil. At the moment, it is difficult to visit every country because of the already planned schedules overseas.” ...

G6 members compare their heights on ‘Invincible Youth 2′

G6 members compare their heights on ‘Invincible Youth 2′

The actual heights of the G6 members from ‘Invincible Youth 2‘ were revealed on the May 26th broadcast and has garnered much attention.

During the second half of the episode, the G6 members each poured out any worries and concerns they may have with guest appearances made by actor Park Sang Myun and 4minute‘s Sohyun and HyunA.

4minute’s Sohyun began by revealing that she worries over her height. “I have large hands and feet, but I’m short,” she said. “My profile on portal sites says my height is 162cm (5’4″), but I’m actually only 160.2cm (5’3″) tall.” ...

Coins in Cheonggye Stream to add up to 100 mil. won soon

Coins in Cheonggye Stream to add up to 100 mil. won soon

Several Japanese tourists make wishes as they toss coins into a pond at the Cheonggye Stream in central Seoul, Tuesday. The accumulated Korean coins added up to nearly 75 million won and when including the 37,801 foreign coins, the total reached approximately 80 million won, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corp. / Korea Times photo by Hong In-ki

By Kim Bo-eun

Coins tossed into Cheonggye Stream are expected to add up to be worth 100 million won in August, the Seoul Metropolitan Facilities Management Corp. said Tuesday. ...