Home Date: August 4th, 2012

Peru at Expo 2012 Yeosu

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Peru at Expo 2012 Yeosu

A gigantic squid from Peru is shown at the Peruvian pavilion. According to the embassy, those caught are between 4-5 meters long, and exported to countries including Korea. / Courtesy of Embassy of Peru . ... Read more

K-Pop Cultural Phenomenon Girls’ Generations’ (SNSD) 5th Anniversary Celebrated by Fans with Video

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K-Pop Cultural Phenomenon Girls’ Generations’ (SNSD) 5th Anniversary Celebrated by Fans with Video

Girls Generation, SNSD

A fan created video in celebration of Girls’ Generation’s fifth anniversary is garnering a lot of interest.

In celebration to Girls’ Generation fifth anniversary a video was released today through Soshified, a large international community fan site, on YouTube sharing about the group’s journey of becoming the leading K-Pop artist. . ... Read more

Local Goods from Foreign Countries add to Excitement at Yeosu

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Local Goods from Foreign Countries add to Excitement at Yeosu

Visitors at the Yeosu World Expo can enjoy more than just the event itself, including specialties from around the world.

Around 60 countries, or just over half the nations participating in the global event, are selling souvenirs at the exhibition venue.. ... Read more

Ulleungdo: Korea’s Emerald Isle

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Ulleungdo: Korea’s Emerald Isle

As the crystal-clear turquoise waters swirled below, I continued to follow the path. Ahead of me, the serpentine trail clung precariously to the mountain side, twisting and turning along the rocky coast. Water droplets streaming down my brow, I looked up at the mountains above. Like a shy child scared to show her face to a stranger, the peaks hid themselves behind a thick veil of fog. . ... Read more

Jun Jihyun, “I Really Liked Kiss Scene with Kim Soohyun, However My Husband was…”

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Jun Jihyun, “I Really Liked Kiss Scene with Kim Soohyun, However My Husband was…”

Jeon Jihyun, Kim Soohyun, KBS, Entertainment Weekly


On KBS 2TV “Entertainment Weekly” that was aired on the 4th, Jun Jihyun participated in guerrilla date in Busan.

Jun Jihyun performed a deep kiss scene in the movie “Thieves” that recently opened. She said that “I liked the kiss scene with Kim Soohyun. However, my husband disliked it. I would too if my husband did.” Also, she avoided to answer specifically to the question “how do you make him feel better in those situations” by saying “I just do.” . ... Read more

‘Outcast’ and ‘Kim Kwang Soo’ the Keywords of T-ARA’s Controversy

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‘Outcast’ and ‘Kim Kwang Soo’ the Keywords of T-ARA’s Controversy

T-ARA, Core Contents Media, Kim Kwang Soo, Hwayoung

Hwayoung of T-ARA

It has been exactly one week. On July 28, the members of T-ARA all except Hwayoung updated their personal Twitter pages regarding the power of will. In response, Hwayoung posted, “Some things cannot be done just by the power of will.” People in the online communities who saw T-ARA’s abusive postings assumed that there was a case of bullying within the idol girl group. T-ARA’s controversy has become such an aggravating but hot topic that even a web-tune writer Lee Mal Nyun updated his personal Twitter page stating, “T-ARA you crazy girls.. Your stupid controversy is becoming a bigger issue than the Olympics. It is so aggravating and angering.” . ... Read more

Eat, drink and be chilled

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Eat, drink and be chilled

Top Left: Mul-naengmyeon (Cold noodles in chilled broth) Right: Bibim naengmyeon (Cold noodles mixed in a spicy red sauce) Bottom Left: Mulhoe (Cold spicy raw fish soup) Right: Chogyetang (Chilled chicken soup) JoongAng Ilbo . ... Read more

Possible Information Revealed Regarding YG's New Girl Group

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Possible Information Revealed Regarding YG's New Girl Group

Music fans have been patiently waiting months for some information to be released on YG Entertainment’s newest girl group. During that time, minimal knowledge and a few practice videos were made public which caused many to speculate about the new group. . ... Read more

SNSD for GiRL Perfume in Japan

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SNSD for GiRL Perfume in Japan

Looks like SNSD is killing 2 birds in 1 stone in this trip to Japan! In addition to the SMTown World Tour III concert, they also went for the GiRL perfume launch event. Take a look at their group, as well as individual, shots below! stunning..absolutely stunning… . ... Read more

On two wheels: To the land of imagination

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On two wheels: To the land of imagination

Visitors walk through the metasequoia lane in Nami Island located in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province.

By Yun Suh-young

When we first think of Nami Island, what comes to mind is the metasequoia lane where the famous TV drama “Winter Sonata” was filmed. . ... Read more

CNBLUE, The Boss, SHU-I, Wonder Girls and more in this week's Oricon rankings

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CNBLUE, The Boss, SHU-I, Wonder Girls and more in this week's Oricon rankings

Another few releases by Korean artists were spotted in this week’s Oricon rankings. The first one, the daily single chart, features idol rock band CNBLUE‘s 3rd major single “Come On”. The release got to a 4th spot in the daily charts, two spots above another Korean act. The Boss‘s 6th Japanese single “Honki Magic” got to the 6th place on the first day of its release.. ... Read more

T-ARA’s Controversy Becoming a Problem in the Society

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T-ARA’s Controversy Becoming a Problem in the Society

T-ARA, Kim Kwang Soo, Core Contents Media, Hwayoung

T-ARA T-ARA

Instead of calming down over time, T-ARA’s bullying controversy is becoming a bigger issue as each day passes. . ... Read more