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( Drama ) You’re beautiful

7 Feb

Title: Minami Shineyo

  • Also known as: He’s Beautiful / You’re Handsome
  • Genre: Romance, comedy
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast Network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: 2009-Oct-07 to 2009-Nov-26
  • Synopsis

    The management company of the idol group A.N.JELL insisted on adding a new singer to the group as the lead vocal, Tae Kyung’s voice was hurting. However,the new member, Mi Nam, had to go to the States to repair a botched eye job just before signing the contract. His agent came up with the idea of having his twin sister, Mi Nyu,to stand in for him and pretend that she was her brother. The two of them grew up in an orphanage and Mi Nyu, who was all set to become a nun, agreed to this charade as she didn’t want to spoil her brother’s chance of fame which would make it easier to look for their mother.


    • Jang Geun Suk as Hwang Tae Kyung
      • Kang Soo Han as young Tae Kyung
    • Park Shin Hye as Go Mi Nam (Male) / Go Mi Nyu (Female)
    • Lee Hong Ki as Kang On Yu / Jeremy
    • Jung Yong Hwa as Kang Shin Woo
    Extended cast
    • UEE as Yoo He Yi
    • Bae Geu Rin as Sa Yu Ri (Fan club president)
    • Kim In Kwon as Ma Hoon Yi (Mi Nam’s manager)
    • Jang Won Young as Mr Kim (photographer, Nara Daily News)
    • Choi Ran as Choi Mi Ja (Mi Nam & Mi Nyu’s aunt)
    • Kim Sung Ryung as Mo Hwa Ran
    • Jung Chan as President Ahn
    • Choi Soo Eun as Wang Kko Di
    • Tae Hwang as staff
    • Kim Ho Chang as dancer
    • Lee Joo Yeon as Before School member (cameo)
    • Yoo Seung Ho (cameo, ep9)

    Production Credits

    • Director: Hong Sung Chang
    • Screenwriter: Hong Jung Eun, hong mi ran


    (Idol News) J.Y. Park rouses curiosity with his poster message, “I hope Rain doesn’t come…”

    7 Feb
    Park rouses curiosity with his poster message, “I hope Rain doesn’t come…”

    J.Y. Park is causing some buzz in Seoul, thanks to his promotional poster for his upcoming event on February 11th and 12th.

    A curious message on the poster reads, “I hope Rain doesn’t come to this event with ENVY…

    The names ’JYP’, ‘2AM‘, and ‘SISTAR‘ were listed on the document in conjunction with Rain’s, so speculations have been running wild. Could it be just an ordinary concert, or is there some sort of special announcement waiting to be made?

    Either way, check back with allkpop for further updates on this mysterious event!

    Credite : ramham424 on

    Source: BNT News via Nate

    (Idol News) Kim Hyun Joong schedules solo debut for May

    7 Feb

    Kim Hyun Joong schedules solo debut for May

    News reports of Kim Hyun Joong finalizing his debut solo album have recently surfaced, but Kim Hyun Joong has denied the reports, saying that the project is far from complete.

    His agency spoke through Newsen on February 7th and stated, “Kim Hyun Joong’s album is scheduled for release this May. It’s a bit too early to say that he’s ready for his comeback, however. We’re still discussing his concept and collecting songs. He also hasn’t recorded any of the songs yet.”

    Since it’s his solo debut, Kim Hyun Joong revealed that he wanted to put in his best effort before rushing to release. His CEO added, “He won’t be acting or participating in other activities until the release of his album. He has a lot of greed with his music, and will be focusing entirely on that.”

    Excluding Kim Kyu Jong, all of the members of SS501 are currently preparing for their solo debuts.

    Source: Newsen #1, #2 via Nate on

    Korean Supermarket in Jakarta, Indonesia

    7 Feb


    If you stay in Jakarta and if you want to get some kimchis, Korean rice, tteok, frozen Korean dumpling or any kind of Korean products food and stuff, this is the right place to go ^^

    The name of supermarket is Mu Gung Hwa located in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta.

    Mu Gung Hwa also has their branches in Karawaci, Cikarang and Kelapa Gading.

    So yesterday, I went to Mu Gung Hwa in Kebayoran Baru, and I bought kimchi (originally from Korea, yippieeee ^^) and also assorted Tteok. Tteok (떡) is a class of Korean rice cakes made with glutinous rice flour (also known as sweet rice or chapssal), by steaming. So nyummy.

    I found Korean red beans, Korean rice, Korean frozen food, Korean products such as ramyun, hot bowl for cooking bibimbap, many more and also the most delicious ice cream in the world.. Korean ice cream ^^.

    Many Koreans are shopping in Mu Gung Hwa, and you will hear some familiar words from their conversation that you’ve heard in Korean dramas.

    It was nice to be there and I want to go back again next week to buy some Korean food and stuff ^^

    Address :

    Mugunghwa (Korean Product Distributor)
    Hours:  8:30 ~ 20:30
    –  Senayan, Jl. Senayan No. 43 Blok S, Kebayoran Baru, Jaksel
    Phone: (62-21) 7222214
    –  Kelapa Gading, Plaza Pacific Shopping Area, Jl. Boulevard Blok B2 No.43-45
    Phone: (62-21) 4533624
    –  Pinangsia, Ruko Pinangsia Karawaci Office Park Blok L No.56
    Phone: (62-21) 5582214
    –  Cikarang, Ruko Galaria Singaraja Blok C1-3 Lippo Cikarang
    Phone: (62-21) 70752214

    ( vacation ) Facts about Dokdo island

    7 Feb


    Dokdo is the easternmost territory of Korea and situated 87.4km to the southeast of Ulleungdo Island and 216.8km to the east of Jukbeon of the East Coast.

    As it is 157.5km to the northwest of Oki Island of Shimane Prefecture of Japan, Japan cannot see Dokdo from Oki Island when we can see Dokdo from Ulleungdo Island on a clear day.

    Dokdo has been created by volcanic activities.

    It is not one island, but consists of two large islands Dongdo and Seodo and 89 small islands around them.

    Dokdo’s coordinates are 131˚52’10.4″ East Longitude and 37˚14’26.8″ North Latitude for Dongdo and 131˚5’54.6″ East Longitude and 37˚14’30.6″ North Latitude for Seodo

    Ulleungdo seen from DokdoDokdo seen from Ulleungdo


    Dokdo is 187,554㎡ (Dongdo: 73,297㎡; Seodo: 88,740㎡; Other Islands: 25,517㎡) and is a government-owned land (owned by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries).
    The strait between Dongdo and Seodo is 151m in width, 330m in length, and about 10m in depth.


    Dongdo, the southeastern part of Dokdo, has most of the maritime facilities, including Manned Light House.
    Dongdo is 98.6m in height, 2.8km in ircumference, and 73,297㎡ in area. The longer side extends about 450m to northeast at a 60° grade and the center is a vertical hole that is depressed down to the surface of water.



    Seodo, the northwestern part, is 168.5m in height, 2.6km in circumference, and 88,740㎡ in area.
    The longer side extends about 450m longitudinally and the shorter side is about 300m latitudinally.
    Seodo’s peak is a steep cone. Seodo’s major facility is Fisherman’s Lodge.



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    (Idol News) Kim Jaejoong from the group JYJ is chosen as the most popular star in China.

    7 Feb

    Kim Jaejoong from the group JYJ is chosen as the most popular star in China.

    China King Press Media official said, “Recently it becomes a hot topic to acknowledge the most popular artists at twitter in China, a large number of South Korea artists names have appeared”.

    Following behind is international YouTube sensation Justin Bieber, and Kim Heechul from Super Junior landed at 3rd place.

    credits: TV Daily,

    (University & Exchange) INHA University SUMMER SCHOOL

    7 Feb

    Welcome to Inha University!

    Exchange Student

    Every year Inha University welcomes more than 100 exchange students from all over the world. Exchange student program at Inha is a great way for international students to experience the unique Korean culture, learn the Korean language and to make new friends. We accept applications for a semester or a full academic year.

    Students who are eligible to apply for our exchange student program should first contact the international office at their home university about the application procedures and deadlines.

    For more information about our campus life, please read our guide book ( for international students.

    General Profile of Inha University

    Inha University is a private university located in Incheon, South Korea. Having been founded as the Inha Institute of Technology in 1954, the Hanjin Group, led by the former chairman Choong-Hoon Cho, took over the administration of Inha University in 1968. Inha University boasts a long tradition and heritage focusing on the natural sciences and engineering, and has produced generations of qualified engineers, entrepreneurs, and experts in various industrial sectors. Inha University has been consistently among the finest in various college evaluations nationally and internationally.

    Incheon, Inha University’s hometown, especially since the opening of Incheon International Airport, is now gearing up to become the hub of international logistics and business for the Northeast Asian region. The city of Incheon and Inha University are in fact close partners who always seek to cooperate in the building of a better future based on a shared past and tradition.

    Recognizing the importance of international cooperation among universities throughout the world, Inha University has also established a number of exchange agreements with major foreign universities and maintains friendly relationships with them.

    About The City of Incheon

    A gateway to Northeast Asia with both international port and international airport in its hand, Incheon is located in the mid-west Korean peninsula abutting the Yellow Sea. From Incheon, you can jump on the Metro in the city and be on the center of Seoul within one hour. For more information about Incheon, please go to

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    (Drama) Cruel Temptation

    7 Feb

    Cruel Temptation


    Detailed Information

    Broadcasting company: SBS

    Official Site :

    Also known as: Temptation of Wife

    Genre : Family

    TV Premiere: 2008.12.01

    Production :

    Director: Oh Sae-kang

    Main Casts : Jang Seo-hee, Kim Seo-hyung, Byun Woo-min, Lee Jae-hwang

    Running Time per Episode : 30 mins

    Total Episodes : 120 Eps


    Brief Synopsis

    Eun-jae (actress Jang Suh-hee) majored in fashion design at a prestigious university and starts preparing to study fashion in France as a post-graduate student but she becomes pregnant with Kyo-bin’s (actor Byun Woo-min) child and then marries him, jettisoning her career hopes. Her in-laws are part of the nouveau riche class and lack any class but Eun-jae tries to get along with them during seven years of her marriage. Her first pregnancy, which led to her marriage to Kyo-bin, ends in a miscarriage. When Eun-jae becomes pregnant again after a long wait, she is overjoyed.

    Around the time of her pregnancy, Eun-jae’s best friend Ae-ri (actress Kim Seo-hyung), returns to Korea after studying in France. Ae-ri was also Eun-jae’s brother’s girlfriend at one time and when she left for France 5 years ago, she said a “sponsor” was footing the bill for her tuition. But Ae-ri’s so-called secret sponsor turns out to be Eun-jae’s husband Kyo-bin. Eun-jae later finds out that Kyo-bin was cheating on her with Ae-ri. Eun-jae is shocked to learn of her friend’s betrayal because she thought Ae-ri would marry her brother, making them sisters-in-law. On top of that, Ae-ri had Kyo-bin’s child, a five-year-old boy. When Eun-jae’s brother Kang-jae learns about Kyo-bin’s indecent past, he physically assaults Kyo-bin. Due this incident, Kyo-bin and his mother pressure Eun-jae to sign the divorce papers. After Kyo-bin and Eun-jae get divorced, Ae-ri doesn’t find her married life comfortable because her father-in-law looks at her with disdain. While nursing her broken heart on an island, Eun-jae is visited by Ae-ri, who demands that she abort her second pregnancy and move to another country. Kyo-bin also confronts Eun-jae and takes away the wedding ring he gave her and throws it into the sea. Eun-jae jumps into the ocean to try to retrieve the wedding band because it means a lot to her. But Eun-jae can’t swim and Kyo-bin doesn’t try to rescue her. Eun-jae is lost at sea. Kyo-bin and Ae-ri become partners in crime and hide the terrible secret of causing Eun-jae’s disappearance. They return home and tell the family that Eun-jae committed suicide.

    Meanwhile, Lady Min, a wealthy woman who built a fortune in the retailing and money lending businesses, happened to be in the area near the island where she was searching for her missing daughter together with her adopted son, Gun-woo (actor Lee Jae-hwang). She spots Eun-jae floating unconsciously at sea and rescues her. After she loses her baby in another miscarriage, Eun-jae is taken care of by Lady Min and her adopted son. Eun-jae assumes the name of Lady Min’s missing daughter.

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    (Learn Korean) Life In Korea

    7 Feb


    Season & Temperature

    Korea lies in the temperate zone and has four distinct seasons. Monsoon rains usually begin around the end of June and last till mid-to-late July.
    • Spring: March ~ May (average temp.: 16 ~ 20°C)
    • Summer: June ~ August (average temp.: 25~30°C)
    • Fall: September ~ November (average temp.: 15~18°C)
    • Winter: December ~ February (average temp.: -5~7°C)



    Features and Tips for Korean Food

    • One of the main features of Korean food is various seasonings or spices, including garlic, green onions, red chili pepper powder, soy sauce, sesame oil, black pepper, vinegar, ginger and sesame seeds. Garlic and chili peppers are the most popular spices used by Korean cooks. A classic example of spicy Korean food which heavily uses these ingredients is the definitive Korean dish, kimchi.
    • Korean cuisine is naturally low in fat and high in fiber. Many special dishes incorporate herbal and medicinal ingredients that are beneficial to your health.
    • Once you find yourself in a Korean restaurant, don’t be afraid to mix and share. When eating Korean food, do as Koreans do. Try mixing everything together in your bowl of bibimbap, dip your spoon into the bowl of stew in the middle of the table, and share side dishes with everyone at the table. Through this culinary adventure you will enjoy the full blend of flavors, but you will be also able to fully experience the community of every Korean meal. Bonding! It is the Korean style.
    • Koreans use spoons and chopsticks for eating meals. The spoon is used for rice, soup, stews and any other juice or liquid in the dishes, while chopsticks are used for all sorts of side dishes and most solid foods. Chopsticks are used in many Asian countries but the shapes and materials differ from one country to another. The Chinese mostly use long chopsticks made of bamboo while the Japanese use shorter and thinner wooden chopsticks. Koreans, on the other hand, use metal or silver chopsticks of medium length.

    Basic Korean Food

    Cooked Rice (bap)

    • Rice is the foundation of a Korean meal. In Korean, the expression eating rice means to have a meal. Bap refers to cooked rice; there is a separate word for uncooked rice. Koreans enjoy several varieties of cooked rice, such as rice cooked with barley, beans, red beans, millet and other grains

    Soups (guk or tang)

    • Soups incorporate a wide variety of ingredients, such as vegetables, fish, seafood and meats. Soup served with rice is the basis of the Korean meal. The soup and rice are usually separate, but some thick meat soups are served with the rice in them. In Korean, soups are called guk or tang. The names of Korean soups vary according to the main ingredients used (meat, vegetable, fish, etc.) and the seasoning for the broth (soy sauce, red chili pepper paste, soybean paste, etc.).

    Stews (jjigae)

    • Korean stews resemble thick soups with meat, vegetables, or seafood and are seasoned with soy sauce, soybean paste (doenjang), red chili pepper paste, or pickled shrimp sauce. A bowl of stew or soup, accompanied by a bowl of rice, is the basis for every Korean meal. Unlike soups, a wide variety of ingredients are usually added to a stew. The most common stews are kimchi stew, soybean paste (doenjang) stew and spicy soft dubu stew.

    Recommended Korean Cuisine

    Bulgogi, bibimbab, samgyetang, japchae, samgyepsal, guksu, etc.

    Drinking Water in Korea

    In general, Koreans do boil tab water with roasted barley or corn. But it is safe to drink tab water without boiling one day after you pour water from the tab into a bottle. Or you can conveniently purchase spring water at supermarkets, convenient stores, department stores and big shopping malls.

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