August 16th, 2009

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Taegoon will spend 2 days and 1 night at Mt. Fuji with his fans

Tae Goon is to spend two days and one night sightseeing, spending time, and playing activities with his fans at Mt. Fuji in Japan with fan club members!

Here, are the details:
Location: Yamanashi Isawa Hot Spring
Date: September 12 to September 13, 2009
Price: 34,800円 ($366 USD)
Spaces: 80

Saturday, September 12:
Karaoke Contest
Taegoon will visit individually with each fans taking pictures, etc.

Sunday, September 13:
Check out
Sightseeing at Mt. Fuji
End of trip

Information at:


So nice and friendly!! Always appreciate his fans, unlike some other groups and artists who do not like their fans at all and disrespect them on a daily basis.
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Late Choi JinShil’s mother, “I won’t ask anything, just return my daughter’s ashes”

After feeling unfair about daughter’s suicide, and now even her daughter’s ashes are being stolen away from her grave, late Choi JinShil’s mother’s desperate pleads to the ashes thief, “Please return my daughter’s ashes.”

Late Choi JinShil’s mother has reported that her daughter’s ashes are stolen from her resting place in YangSooRi GapSan Park on 15th August at YangPyeong Police station.

She was accompanied by her daughter’s friend gagwoman Lee YeongJa, and she said, “I don’t know who would do such a thing, but please just return my daughter’s ashes”.

A reporter also asked, “Is there, by any chance, any stalkers lately?”. She replied, “I don’t know about that. I won’t ask anything, just please return my daugther’s ashes.”

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Source: sookyeong

Previous post. It's upsetting that she cannot even rest in peace. Why do these people want to make hell for her and her loved ones?
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SBS Inkigayo Performances (090816)

T-ara - To My Boyfriend (Fin.K.L)

Today on SBS Inkigayo, some of the highlights to the show are:
  • Girl idol dance battle featuring GaIn, Nicole, MinJi and HyunA
  • WonderGirls send some love to the Korean fans
  • KARA performs ‘Again & Again’
  • 2PM performing Seo Taiji & Boys, Park Jin Young, Rain and Fin.K.L
  • Other hot performances by FT Island, Brown Eyed Girls, Mighty Mouth, Xing etc

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misc ► blessed with lucky sevens.

Kim Bum and Go Ara being super cute for Spris Autumn 2009

Filming for Dream and Heading to the Ground, respectively, isn't all for Kim Bum and Go Ara. They have recently done a photoshoot together for Spris for the Autumn 2009 collection with the theme of 'City Travel'. The intention of the scooters and motorcycles was to show an active look.

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Victory Performs More Than His Role in Musical 'Shouting'

A scene from musical “Shouting”

The car accident and subsequent absence of Dae-sung, the member of popular idol group Big Bang who was scheduled to star in the musical "Shouting" alongside Victory, also of the group, seemed to cast a dark cloud over the show.

However, Victory wiped out all worries and stole the limelight in the musical based on the trials and tribulations of the group.

The show is the first joint production of YG Entertainment, a local pop agency, and Seol & Company, one of the country's major musical production companies.

The musical has drawn much attention due to the casting of the pop stars, and aims to attract the teenage market.

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North Korea to reopen border with South?

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea, whose relations with South Korea have turned increasingly bitter, said on Monday it had agreed to reopen its border with its neighbor and allow tourism and family reunions to resume.

But in a sign that tensions on the peninsula still run high, North Korea's KCNA news agency immediately followed the report with one that the entire country was being put on alert over joint military exercises by South Korea and the United States.

The agreement to ease restrictions on the border follows a meeting between the reclusive state's leader Kim Jong-il and the head of the South Korean Hyundai Group who had gone to Pyongyang to seek the release of a detained worker.

The visit followed hot on the heels of one earlier in the month by former U.S. President Bill Clinton to win the release of two jailed U.S. journalists.

KCNA said Kim on Friday "granted a long audience to and had a cordial talk with Hyon Jong Un, chairperson of the Hyundai Group, and her party on a visit to Pyongyang, and complied with all her requests."

The giant Hyundai Group heads up tourism to the North as well as a joint factory just across the border which is an important source of income for the impoverished state's leadership.

Tourism has ground to a halt and the industrial park itself looked under threat as relations between the two, technically at war for more than half a century, worsened after South Korea's conservative President Lee Myung-bak took office 18 months ago ending a free flow of aid unless his neighbor gave up its nuclear weapons program.

Under the agreement, land passage across their heavily armed border, tightly restricted at the end of last year, will be resumed and the scenic Mt Kumgang resort reopened.

North Korea will also allow the start again of the emotionally charged reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War in October.

There was no word on whether Hyundai had agreed, as part of the latest deal, to recent demands by North Korea for a large increase in wages for workers in the Kaesong industrial park.


Really? For serious?

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Sandara Park Interview on ABS-CBN Entertainment Live

Entertainment Live is a Philippine showbiz (err...popular media, gossip, entertainment news....) talk show on ABS-CBN Channel 2. ABS-CBN was Sandara's home station when she was still in the Philippines. She was interviewed here by Toni Gonzaga and Luis Manzano, the former being one of the MCs during Sandara's Star Circle Quest era so I guess the station thought it was appropriate since she's been with Sandara ever since she first came out on Philippine TV.

They talk to her about 2NE1 and ask her annoying materialistic questions-- trans in the cut.

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After the show, she was able to greet the fans. They gave her gifts for YG family and the other 2NE1 members, which she talked about on her me2day here. That's about it.


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Yun E Yang Beats Tiger Woods for 91st PGA Championship

With a final score of 7 under par, Yun E Yang has won the 91st PGA Championship. Making him the first Asian-born winner of the tournament, and he is South Korean to boot. Fighting!

source - I watched it happen on TV, yo! (Plus the tournament this year was in Chaska, MN which is like 30mins from my house so local media has been gonzo for golf all week.)
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Haeundae eyes the 10 million ticket threshold

Despite being several weeks into its release, eyes are on disaster film Haeundae this weekend at the box office as the film is expected to break the 9 million mark in viewers.

As of reports on Saturday morning, the 15th, the film has sold more than 8.5 million tickets, putting it squarely at #5 in the all-time Korean box-office list. It recently surpassed the #7 film Friend (8.18 million), #6 Speed Scandal (8.21 million), and #5 D War (8.43 million).

There have only been four movies to break 10 million, and people are curious to see whether Haeundae will join them. They are: #4 Silmido (11.08 million), #3 Taegukgi (11.74 million), #2 King and the Clown (12.3 million), and #1 The Host (13.02 million).

If Haeundae manages to hit the 10 million mark, its stars Ha Ji-won and Sol Kyung-gu will join their colleagues Song Kang-ho and Jang Dong-gun as 10-million-ticket actors, earning Ha Ji-won the distinction of being the first woman in the club. (King and the Clown did star Kang Sung-yeon and The Host included Bae Doo-na, but they aren’t considered “10-million-ticket” actresses; they weren’t the lead draws and were part of the subplots.)

Source: IS Plus, Osen
Via: dramabeans

Wowowowow those 4 films that broke the 10million mark.
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DBSK Fancafe’s Prosecution Application About SMTOWN LIVE ‘09 Postponement

On last August 14th, DBSK fancafe submitted a prosecution application to Korea Consumer Protection Board with subject ‘The postpone of SMTOWN LIVE ‘09′.

The fancafe explained their background of accusation, “They acted unilaterally in postponing the concert, without consideration and fooling all the consumers who had already bought the concert tickets. Thus, we submitted this application.”

In the statement which DBSK fancafe submitted to Korea Consumer Protection Board, they mentioned, “SMTOWN LIVE ‘09 which is scheduled to be held on August 16th is indefinitely postponed.

The postpone was announced a week ago (August 7th) with the reason that DBSK’s case status will make the whole SM family couldn’t unite in the concert.

However, on August 14th when SM released SMTOWN Summer album ‘09, they promoted the song by stressing it as ‘a song which shows friendship among the young men‘ which shows a whole contradictory.”

DBSK fancafe demanded not only full refund of their tickets, but also 10% admission fee as compensation and official apology from SM Entertainment.

Source: SYC

lol wow o ok.
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sooyoung says words.

SNSD's Soo Young revealed that she was disappointed in the past that SNSD was a 9 member girl group.

Yoona, Soo Young, Yuri and Sunny were the four SNSD members who went on a recording of SBS Ya Shim Man Man 2 which will be shown on 17th August. When asked about how their feelings before their debut, Yuri said, "The competition was really intense before we (SNSD) finally debuted", while Soo Young expressed, "When we were getting ready to debut, I was told it would be a 3 member girl group. But when it was became a 9 member girl group instead, I was disappointed."

As for the popularity levels of each member, Yoona said, "With regards to which is the most beautiful member in the group, I feel that it's different for each member judging on the time. Before our debut, Tae Yeon, Tiffany and me were considered to be the prettiest members in the group. But that has changed recently."

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fffff. yuri > everyone.

2NE1's me2day Updates: Summer Vacation Edition

Dara, CL & Bom (finally!)'s me2day updates about their vacations!

#16.08.2009 Sandara: diz is for ma pinoy frnds! nandto nako sa korea!thank u sooo much for ur support,sa love,sa mgagifts for 2NE1 and yg family! sobrang natouch ako! i m…

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FYI: Dara went to the Philippines, CL went to Japan, Minzy went to see her grandmother and Bom went to the US (Maryland).
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So Nyeo Shi Dae's Sooyoung is a 2PM fan

So Nyeo Shi Dae SooYoung has revealed herself as a fan of ‘beasty idols’ 2PM.

SooYoung was with the other So Nyeo Shi Dae members on SBS Chocolate aired on 15th August when she said, “I want to join 2PM’s fanclub.”

She has revealed it during the corner ‘So Nyeo Shi Dae Truthful Talk’ on the show that day and was asked the question ‘There is an idol artiste whose fanclub I wish to join’ and she answered, “The afternoon 2 o’clock folks (2PM)”.

She revealed “I wish to join 2PM’s fanclub, I think all of them are cool. As compared to SHINee’s fresh feeling, I like 2PM’s sexiness better.

Also on the show that day, Seo Hyun’s mother made a surprise appearance and the other members were in tears missing their mothers.

Source: sookyeong