May 13th, 2012

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Zinger Stuns with Recent Selca



Secret member, Zinger has stunned her Twitter followers with a jaw-dropping selca.

On May 13th, the idol uploaded a very nice photo of herself and tweeted, “I will work harder and return improved, with a new album! And don’t worry! I stay healthy! You guys know this. Jung Zinger Power! *Strength!*”

With smooth, long, and golden hair draping down her shoulders, Zinger looks breathtaking in this latest selca. Aside from her usual cute and funny personality, Zinger displayed a very mature and sexy look this time around.

Fans became instantly captivated by her selca and replied, “Wow, this photo is Jjang“, “You’re so beautiful“, and “Absolutely stunning!“.

source: allkpop & twitter

dam she be looking good, i love her jaw shave + she looks really good with her new skinny figure

T-ara Boram’s younger sister Wooram to debut in D-Unit



Singer Jun Young Rok‘s second daughter and T-ara Boram‘s younger sister Wooram is set to debut with the group D-Unit in June.

D-Unit is a 3-member hip hop act under D-Business Entertainment, whose CEO is reported to have spent years preparing to debut the group. They follow a format of two permanent members with one new member who joins for every album. Wooram is reported to have been designated as one of the permanent members.

Another reason that D-Unit is getting a lot of attention lately is because the CEO, Lee Yong Hak, released an album in 2008 under YG Entertainment called ‘Made In R.O.K‘. He was a rapper known as DM in a duo called YMGA alongside member Master Woo. This time around, Lee Yong Hak will be producing a hip hop group instead of performing in one.

He stated, “Wooram has a different musical color than T-ara’s Boram. Wooram has excellent vocal skills and like her parents, is full of talent and punk. Though D-Unit are rookies, we’re confident enough to have them start with a full-length album for promotions,” adding, “D-Unit is planned to debut in June, and July at the latest. The music production is about 95% finished. I want to show a more complete D-Unit to the public.”

Wooram and her sister Boram are not the first in their family to be a part of the entertainment industry as their father is singer Jun Young Rok and his mother is former actress Baek Sul Hee.

Wooram’s vocal training was brought to light in March of 2010 during her mother’s (actress Lee Mi Young) appearance on SBS TV‘s ‘Bae Gi Wan, Choi Young Ah, and Jo Hyung Gi’s Good Morning‘. However, there was no report of what exactly she was preparing for at the time.

Stay tuned to allkpop Omona for D-Unit’s debut this June.

Source: Allkpop, Naver

‘Strong Heart’ staff congratulates Boom on his 30th birthday

 

Entertainer Boom celebrated his 30th birthday this past May 10th.

To commemorate the occasion, the staff of ‘Strong Heart‘ seemed to have thrown Boom a birthday surprise. On May 11th, Park Sang Hyuk PD posted on his personal Twitter“Yesterday was the treasure of ‘Strong Heart’, the hero, Boom’s birthday. Congrats Congrats.”

Boom looks quite happy in the photo wearing a gold crown and holding a delicious chocolate cake.

Netizens commented, “Happy Birthday,” “You look cute when you smile,” and “You seem happy after being congratulated on your birthday.”

Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Boom!

Source + Photo: AKPOsen

Norazo’s new song “Woman Person” is written by an 8-year-old



It has come to light that the lyrics of Norazo’s new song “Woman Person” was written by an 8-year-old.

On May 10, the agency of the team stated, “The lyrics of song ‘Woman Person’ was written by 8-year-old boy Lee Jung In. He wrote the song based on the conversation he had with the moon and the stars. The lyrics are brilliant with innocence and purity of kids.”

The little lyricists is a son of Lee Young Jun, the lyricists of the group’s hit ‘Super Man.’ With the suggestion by the songwriter dad, the son is set to join list of famed musician.

On May 4, the eccentric group Norazo gave the first performance of the single “Woman Person.” The members transformed themselves into the characters in the famous movie Leon (1994)—Jo Bin as Leon and Lee Hyuk as Mathilda.

The responses for the song are positive. On releasing, it has ranked high on various music charts. Arranged to harmonize the acoustic drum and the guitar, the song is also causing a sensation with its title, which was a recently coined word.

Source: Korea.com + Starnews 

No wonder it sounded like a children's song...

Also, I can't believe I'm tagging Norazo with 'nugu'...


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JYJ’s Jaejoong reveals his inner feelings towards music



Through a recent tweet, JYJ‘s Jaejoong expressed his feelings towards the most influential part of his life — music.

On May 12th, Jaejoong tweeted, “When my body and mind gets exhausted, music is the thing that bothers me inside my head. However, music is also the thing that heals my soul, which has shrunk from being worn out…That’s why I can’t stop, nor neglect it…The proof of this is myself, who is writing a song in the short amount of time I have, despite the fact that I won’t be able to sleep for several hours…What is this….”

Judging from his thoughtful and emotional tweet, it appears that Jaejoong is having a hard time, coping to his busy celebrity life.

Fans comforted him with messages like, “Work is important, but please take care of yourself too“, “The life of a celebrity seems pretty harsh“, and “You seem exhausted with your work“.

Source : Allkpop
JYJ Jaejoong’s Twitter
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Filipino TF* Actress Comes Out of 4-Year Hiatus Via Korean Movie



Maui Taylor’s Korean film to premiere in Seoul on Tuesday
By Sirri Shayla · Saturday, May 12, 2012 · 11:07 pm

Maui Taylor gets a chance to walk the red carpet in Seoul for the premiere of her Korean film “The Taste of Money” on Tuesday, May 15. The highly anticipated film by Korean director Im Sang-son will screen in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, which will begin the next day.

“The Taste of Money”, Im’s follow-up to the highly lauded 2010 Cannes entry “The Housemaid”, is Maui’s first taste of the international film scene. The petite actress was last seen in the 2008 film “Torotot**” (Destierro).

“It was the people of Viva Films who presented me to these Korean film producers,” she says. “They were looking for a Pinay actress to play the role of Eva, a nanny from Cebu.”

Maui plays the pivotal role of the Filipina housemaid whose sexual relations with the old patriarch of her employing family in Seoul puts everyone’s lives into a tailspin.


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Source: Interaksyon.com, translated by me

I find it ironic that "smaller" actors in the Philippines tend to land roles in international movies, while the A-list stars could not even dare venture out of the teleserye circuit.
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Abortion in Korea

These are older articles but might be interested to read

Resisting the Criminalization of Abortion in South Korea

Like Lindsay Lohan says, some stories do indeed keep on growing. And the more I’ve learned about abortion in recent weeks, the more certain I am that if it doesn’t become a hot political issue for Lee Myung-bak in the remaining years of his presidency, then it certainly will be if not addressed by his successor.
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Source: thegrandnarrative

Korean Doctor Sent to Jail for Performing Abortion, Korean Woman Fined for Planning to Have One

Yes, those really did happen in the last couple of months. they are from a drama aired on SBS
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Source: thegrandnarrative & sisilye12

South Korea Confronts Open Secret of Abortion
Displaying images of fetuses on her computer screen, Dr. Choi Anna described what happens to them during an abortion. For years, she said, she washed her hands in contrition after each one she performed.
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Source: nytimes
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Yeosu Expo 2012 Opening Ceremony (May 11, 2012)



The “International Exposition Yeosu Korea 2012” held its opening ceremony.

The “Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea” is an international exposition with participation from more than 100 countries and international organizations. The Expo is located at the New Port Area in the port city of Yeosu, which is located at the southern edge of the Korean Peninsula. The Expo aims to help shed light on humankind’s knowledge and advancement of technology concerning the Worlds oceans and coasts, identifying ways to resolve challenges facing the ocean. The expo will be held from May 12th to August 12th.

To help kick off the expo, top artists 2NE1, Big Bang, and IU performed at the Opening Ceremony concert.

Check out the performances below!

The camera work is just bad. Why focus on the whole stage?

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Source: CL The Baddest Female | Allkpop