January 24th, 2017

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Kim Seul Gi To Make Cameo Appearance In "Legend of the Blue Sea"



Kim Seul Gi will be making a special appearance in the final episode of “The Legend of the Blue Sea.”

On January 23, a source told reporters, “Kim Seul Gi will be appearing as a surprising character in the last episode of SBS’s Wednesday-Thursday drama, ‘The Legend of the Blue Sea.'”

The actress has already finished filming her part, and her character is an interesting person that will bring laughter to the drama’s finale.

Starting from f(x)’s Krystal‘s cameo in the first episode, the drama has seen a line of special appearances by various actors, including Cha Tae Hyun, Jo Jung Suk, Ahn Jae Hong, Im Won Hee, and Jung Yoo Mi. All have played important characters in the drama, and Kim Seul Gi’s will be no different, causing one to wonder exactly what kind of role she will appear in.

What character do you think she will appear as?

The final episode will air on January 25.

source: soompi, naver, osen

I bet she's going to be a mermaid. Anyway, where is her next drama? Splish Splash Love season 2?
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(Update:) jaejoong tells fans to get knocked up @ his concert



A fan account of what Jaejoong said at his concert:

I deliberated a lot over whether to do this I've decided to criticize the idol I'm a fan of. I just got back from his concert and during the talking portion, he said this as a joke: "All of you who said boo are the ones with no boyfriends, right? Our country has a low birthrate these days... which means that nowadays, pre-marital pregnancies aren't a bad thing but a blessing. There seem to be a lot of decent male fans here so get their numbers and you know what to do, right? You know what I'm talking about? And this concert hall is near a college campus so there are a ton of (motels) out front." It was personally a moment where my image of him as my idol was shattered. A woman is not a tool for giving birth. Korea's low birthrate is not because of women. The solution to a low birthrate is not pregnancies through one night stands. All of these thoughts made me think that the money I spent on his concert ticket was a waste. It makes me think that if only I was more ig norant to feminist issues, then my fantasies of him would not have been shattered in such a way. However, he's an idol, and he should know the weight of his words to each of his fans. Even if it's a concert hall full of his own fans, his lack of caution with his words has come back as a wound to me.

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sources: netizenbuzz, nate

edit: according to some omona members in the comments its a mistranslation
Kitty kitty

So what is the truth?

The many translations of Jae's comment

김재중은 “자기들은 연애하고 결혼하고 출산 다 하면서 나는 하지 말라는 게 말이 되냐”며 “출산율도 낮은 상황에서 나한테 미안해하지 말고 결혼하고 아이를 많이 낳아라. 지금 콘서트장에 온 남성팬들과 공연이 늦게 끝나면 함께 있어도 좋다”고 말했다.‬
[TRANS] ‪
Kim Jaejoong said: “you guys date and get married and have children you guys do everything but tell me not to do it, does this make sense ~ birth rates are low, don’t feel sorry towards me, get married and have lots of children ~ in the concert venue there are male fans and if the concert ends late it’ll be good even if y’all be together”

(T/N: and yes i’m fluent in korean)

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We need omona PI team to get on this.
I have more faith in shinychopstick than netizenbuzz or jyj3


chosun, jyj3, booming system, earthna30, netizenbuzz, onehallyu, Joongang Ilbo via Nate
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News and rumours about tvn's upcoming drama "Bride of the Water God 2017".



Misaeng writer returns with new fantasy manhwa adaptation
On June 28 (2016), tvN revealed that drama spinoff for Korean manhwa “Bride of the Water God” will be entering productions toward the end of this year. Jung Yoon Jung, the writer of the hit drama “Incomplete Life” (aka Misaeng) will be penning this adaptation, which will be bringing the characters and the classic fantasy element of the original work to modern-day Seoul.

CEO Kim Mi Na of the production company working with “Bride of the Water God” said, “Currently, Jung Yoon Jung has written four episodes, and we will soon be making decisions on the director and supporting cast. In order to maximize the quality of the drama, we will be pre-producing the drama.”

The manhwa “Bride of the Water God” is a fantasy romance serial that tells the story of the water god Ha Baek and a human, which was published for 10 years in the magazine Wink. This manhwa is also the first Korean romance manhwa to be published as a book in nine countries around the world, including Russia and Hungary.
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Nam Joo-hyuk is being offered lead in tvN's new drama 'Bride of the Water God'
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‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’ actor Nam Joo Hyuk denies accepting lead role for an upcoming drama series
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Moon Chae Won In Talks For Drama Adaptation Of “Bride of the Water God”
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Will Moon Chae Won and Nam Joo Hyuk accept offers for "Bride of the Water God"?
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Sources: Soompi (1, 2), IBTimes, asiastarz, Naver, Insight, EToday

Tbh, this sounds like a mess, and the description on Wiki isn't very promising, especially since this lead character is supposed to be a child by day and an adult by night?? I'd love to hear what fans of the manwha think though.
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Jo Seung Woo And Bae Doona To Make Return To TV



Bae Doona and Jo Seung Woo will be making their return to TV in the upcoming tvN drama Forest of Secrets.

Jo Seung Woo stars as a cold and lonely prosecutor who lost the ability to feel emotions following a brain surgery in his youth. He's lonely because the prosecutor’s office is full of corruption, and for eight years he’s stood alone as the sole prosecutor who’s held onto his integrity. One day, a corpse is dropped in front of him, and in chasing a serial murderer, he ends up in a labyrinth of mysteries and corruption within his department.

Bae Doona will play a warm and lonely cop who graduated from the police academy and served her time in bottom-rung positions, and finally earned her spot in the violent crimes unit. She’s only two months into her shiny new job as a detective, but she’s respected by the veterans and acknowledged for her skills. She’s the first on the scene when Jo Seung Woo discovers the corpse, and they’ll end up cooperating on the case.

[More Character Descriptions]
Lee Jun Hyuk has been confirmed to  play Jo Seung Woo’s colleague, a handsome and successful prosecutor who has an inferiority complex because of his background. Shin Hye Sun is considering the part of a prosecutor trainee from a prestigious background, full of pride but eager to prove herself. And Lee Kyung Young has joined the cast in an unspecified role, though I can guess that he’s probably not a very nice character. The actor specializes in cold executives and is practically dramaland’s representative for The Man. At least he’s good at it.

The drama will be 100 percent pre-produced and is preparing to start filming soon. The drama is currently in discussion for either a Monday-Tuesday or Friday-Saturday time slot.


Sources: Soompi Dramabeans
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IT'S HAPPENING!!! SM opens up fandom name suggestions for Red Velvet



SM just opened up fandom name suggestions on their website. The girls themselves will pick the one they like the most.

source baetoujours

so what do u wanna be called? i like red hearts or royals. please don't be anything related to food lol but at least it's coming
zion.t 👓

GD To Feature On Zion.T's "OO" Album

G-Dragon is featuring in Zion.T’s new album!

This will not be the first time for these two artists to hit the studio together. In G-Dragon’s “Coup d’Eat” album released in September 2013, Zion.T featured on G-Dragon’s song called “I Love It.”

Zion.T is releasing his new album “O O” on February 1. It will be his first album since joining YG’s The Black Label.

Source: Nate via Soompi

YGE is why we can't have nice things...at least we know it's an album!

jonghyun to release story. op. 2 in first half of year!




so, earlier today on a (prerecording) of blue night radio jonghyun was asked by weekly fixed guest (and resident super shawol) soran's go young bae what his plans are for the year - you know, musically. he responded by saying the above: that his second compilation album, story. op. 2, will be related this year, tentatively in the first half of the year though he still has to discuss it with sm.


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source(s): fyjjong (via @z0eyyy) ■ k-pop world *-* ■ @thatcoolcatmeow (i / ii)
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In 'Saimdang' Lee Young-ae renders Korea's maternal icon human



To many women, being a working mother is a herculean task in itself. But juggling work and family nowadays may be peanuts compared to that of Shin Saimdang, a Joseon-era writer, artist and Korea's maternity icon imprinted on the 50,000-won banknote today.

Saimdang, whose life and art has been overshadowed by her maternal legacy, is the subject of the upcoming SBS TV show "Saimdang, Memoir of Colors," starring Lee Young-ae, who returns to television for the first time in 14 years.

"I first thought a Saimdang drama would be bit boring but later thought the figure 500 years ago probably didn't want her impression to remain as it is," Lee told reporters at a media event held at the Lotte Hotel in central Seoul Tuesday. "I had fun breathing in new life (into Saimdang) just like having had infused new life in 'Daejanggeum' who merely had a single line in historical documents," said Lee.

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Yonhap News

Father, I'll Take Care Of You Ep 18 - 21 Discussion Post


Synopsis:After their 4 children become independent, an old couple decide to live for themselves. One day, their 4 children come back to them.

Cast: Kim Jae Won, Park Eun Bin (Our Age Of Youth BBY!), Lee Soo Kyung, Lee Tae Hwan, Kim Yong Rim, Na Moon Hee, Kim Chang Wan, Kim Hye Ok, Lee Seung Joon, Hwang Dong Joo, Kim Sun Young, Shin Dong Mi, Lee Seul Bi, Jo Sun Mook
Network: MBC
Writer: Jo Jung Sun
Director: Lee Dae Young
Episodes: 50 (?)
Released: November 12, 2016 - ??
Days: Saturday & Sunday; 22:00
Watch: kissasian, thedramacool,
Sources: Asianwiki


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Have your neighbors driven you to seek revenge on their kids? Are YOU the next Freddy Krueger?
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The Return of Bangtan Gayo! Track 10: 2016 BTS Ranking



(VLIVE link)

[Ranking spoilers]What's the best Killing Part that made your heart race?
1. Intro to Blood Sweat & Tears
2. Yoongi's line in Miss Right
3. Jungkook's line in Whalien 52 (we learn that Hoseok wrote it in this ep)

Which song relieves your stress?
1. Cypher pt.3: Killer
2. Fire
3. Cypher pt.4
4. Heungtan/Boyz with Fun
5. Am I Wrong

What's the best sweet song (to listen to) before you go to bed?
1. Butterfly
2. Just One Day
3. Miss Right
4. Blanket Kick
5. I Like It

Which song describes BTS' identity the best?
1. Fire
2. Dope
3. Blood Sweat & Tears
4. I Need U
5. Heungtan/Boyz With Fun

Which song made you a fan of BTS?
1. I Need U
2. Dope
3. Boy In Luv
4. Etc. (Note: I'm guessing various songs?)
5. War of Hormone

Best BTS songs picked by fans in 2016
1. 2! 3! (Still Wishing There Will Be Better Days)
2. Save Me
3. I Need U
4. Blood Sweat & Tears

5. Tomorrow


SOURCE: vhynie09 | VLIVE
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Visiting the pictorial shooting site of GOT7 Jackson and Jinyoung! (with lots of pics)



[STARCAST] The collaboration of handsomeness: Visiting the pictorial shooting site of GOT7 Jackson and Jinyoung!

Hey, wait a minute. Aren’t you guys models!? It’s breaking new that the handsome boys born in 1994, Jackson and Jinyoung have come back not as idols but as models and made a pictorial!

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Jackson's InStyle feature can be seen here and Jinyoung's Allure feature here



Jackson you're killing me here
Also how dare they tease OP with beret!Jinyoung and not include it in the magazine *shakes fist*
Kitty kitty

Song Joong Ki is an angel, sky is blue



Song Joong Ki hosted a special event at a children’s hospital, which must have brought smiles to the faces of many children, their families, and the hard-working staff!

Song Joong Ki recently visited the Seoul National University Children’s Hospital as part of a volunteer project with Domino’s Pizza. His fellow model for the company (and good friend) Park Bo Gum also recently visited a children’s hospital over the holidays.
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soompi, insight, dominostory
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Korean-Nigerian model breaks through barriers



Not many people think that the 16 year-old fashion model Han Hyun-min is Korean — they think he is a foreigner. People approached Han speaking in English during Seoul Fashion Week last fall, but Han does not speak English. Some fashion designer gave him the nickname "Paul," but Han neither likes that Western name nor wants to be called by any other name than his real name, Hyun-min.

Born to a Nigerian father and a Korean mother, Han is Korea's first Korean-African model. Fortunately, he takes his uniqueness positively while living in Korea, and working in the fashion industry where racism is still strong.

[Article Here]

"My strength lies in my different look from others," said Han during an interview with The Korea Times at a cafe in Hapjeong, western Seoul, last Thursday. "I look different from my outer appearance and I have a different skin color, which I find the best. I was a super skinny boy standing 184 centimeters tall and weighing 56 kilograms last year. My friends called me anchovy."

Han grew five centimeters taller and gained a little more weight to follow his dream to become a model. He became one of the top male models to on the catwalks in last season's Seoul Fashion Week, appearing in 11 fashion designer shows.

It was his second season, although his success could have come earlier if he had not signed an exclusive contract with fashion designer Han Sang-hyuk opening the brand Heich Es Heich.
"I could not believe I participated in the show. I've never learned to walk as a model and I only watched them on shows on YouTube," said Han.

However, it was his company's CEO's job to make his career look beautiful outside and deal with less attractive situations inside.

Han Hyun-min would practice walking in 12-centimeter high-heels at gay clubs to prepare for the fashion show's concept of gender neutrality, but he was replaced by another model on the day to participate on a different catwalk.

He was not cast in his most favorite fashion designer's show as the young dressmaker said he did not hire black people.

Still, the discrimination does not disturb Han from growing as a model thanks to his slow and positive personality or perhaps his longtime-learned skill to ignore such irrational reactions.

"People would not talk to me backstage at fashion shows because they thought I didn't speak Korean. But once they learned I did, people start to gather around me and talk to me," said Han.

"I would participate in the rehearsals and coordinators there yell out orders in English only to me. I would wait until the end and tell them I don't speak English so please talk to me in Korean," added Han.

Unlike many Korean models' dream to become a top model in Europe, Han wants to work in the Japanese fashion industry. He was impressed by his experience with Japanese Gentlemen's Quarterly (GQ), last year, when he shot a page for the monthly fashion magazine. Han said the outcome there was unique and stylish while his works in Korea are mostly too typical.

"Also, there are many black models in Europe. My ultimate goal is Japan, where people don't look at me interestingly," said Han.












Korean Times
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Beauty post: Party make up tutorial with Luna



Watch Luna get ready for a year end party with make up artist Hyun SeungAh at Cheongdam ChaHong Ardor salon. (Click CC for subs)

This was from December but I thought it would be interesting to see what a makeup artist uses for a celebrity client. Both Korean and non-Korean brands were used.

[Products used in the video]Products used:
carmex moisturizing lip balm
serendi beauty seawater algae mist
park haeng nim water therapy sp day 45
benefit big easy bb cream
clio hydro makeup sponge
dior 5 couleur eyeshadow palette
3ce stylenanda one color shadow
mac eyeshadow soba
piccasso eyeme eyelashes
nars duo eyeshadow
peripera wholly deep jewel pot
sephora eyeshadow trio
makeup forever hd blush
mustaev face architect powder silhouette
moonshot nude tone lip feat lipstick

mac orange red line


루나의 알파벳 Luna's Alphabet

Please feel free to talk about anything else beauty-related. Have a fabulous new routine? Favorite tutorials? Looking for product recs? Any K-pop/K-celeb inspired make up looks you've tried? Comment away!
deerlu

"REBIRTH OF J" Concert Round Up Post



REBIRTH OF J - CONCERT ROUND UP

***VERY MEDIA HEAVY POST

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sources: jaejoong jooota (YT - 1, 2, 3), JUST T (YT - 1, 2, 3), MELITEHEROJJ (YT - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), fuyumi lovejj (YT - 1, 2), @shinkipeia (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18), jyj3 (for setlist and some pics whose original fansites i couldn't locate), PrinceJJ (pics shared by them, original fansite/fantaken source: starlitnancy (could not locate original source link)), Rinmaze (YT - 1, 2), @jjjooota (1, 2), @Lookkaew_SK (1, 2), @jj_1986_jj (IG - 1, 2), @crystalmoon64 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

fans planned a birthday cake event for day 2 (which was successful - i've put a pic in the day 2 pics), seems like noh minwoo and jang geunseuk are his current best friends, there's obviously a lot more fan accounts/vids/pics/trans but i really couldn't include more lmao - if you go to the sources that i've included, they should have more!! also sorry mods, this is a huge post with too many sources because i got a bit ~too~ carried away - i hope it's still ok though and that it's working now! ;;
gong seung yeon, kim min jae

Practical Korean expressions with Kream Kulture!


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source: Kream Kulture yt

What do you think of them guys? Did you learn anythin new from them/
I really liked these girls! They are charming, speak English well and the stuff they were talking about was (and is) very useful; and as they said, you can use these phrases almost everywhere - the streets, markets, in the restaurants.
I'm lookin forward to their next vidoes.

SHINEE WORLD V IS COMING TO THE STATES!!



source: @subkultureent

i don't have time to make this pretty!! it's finally happening!! subk said that more info is gonna be released later but based on shinee's schedule it should be in late march!
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🏋🏼Weightlifting Fairy team goes on vacation together🏋🏼


The cast and crew of MBC’s “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” recently went on a trip together.
On January 24, a representative of Nam Joo Hyuk’s agency confirmed the news and said, “Cast members including Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk, and Ji Il Joo, as well as the the director and staff went to Jeju Island last week.”

This source added, “Because the cast and crew had such a tight friendship as a team during the drama, the people who were free decided to go on the trip together.”

Though it was not a paid vacation, the “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” team wanted to go on the trip to continue their friendship.

Ji Il Joo posted a photo he had taken during the trip on his personal Instagram account. Along with the caption, “‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Book Joo,’ I enjoyed our Jeju Island trip,” the photo shows Nam Joo Hyuk, Lee Sung Kyung, Ji Il Joo, and Jo Hye Jung in an airplane together.
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Source: Soompi (via Osen, Naver), lonely stump@instagram, skawngur@instagram

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Totally relevant to everyone's interests!