July 24th, 2019

"At Eighteen" Episode 1 and 2 Discussion Post



Plot: 18-year-old Choi Joon-Woo (Ong Seong-Wu) has gotten used to being lonely. He is not good at expressing his emotions, but he has a cute side. He transfers to a new school where he meets Yoo Soo-Bin (Kim Hyang-Gi). She is a top student, but her life is controlled by her mother. Yoo Soo-Bin dreams of becoming independent. After meeting Choi Joon-Woo, she experiences small changes in her life. Meanwhile, Ma Whi-Young (Shin Seung-Ho) is a student who seems perfect and gentle, but he suffers from a complex. He acts like a strong person, but he is really a timid 18-year-old boy. After Choi Joon-Woo transfers to his school, his life begins to change.

Cast:
Kim Hyang Gi, Ong Seong Woo, Shin Seung Ho, Kang Ki Young, Moon Bin, Jung Young Joo, Sung Ki Yoon, Kim Sun Young, Shim Yi Young, Choi Jae Woong, Park Sung Geun, Choi Dae Hoon, Heo Young Ji, Moon Joo Yeon, Kim Ga Hee, Yoo In Soo, Kim Do Wan, Shin Ki Joon, Song Geon Hee, Lee Seung Il
Director: Sim Na-Yeon
Writer: Yoon Kyung-Ah
Network: JTBC
Episodes: 16
Release Date: July 22 - September 10, 2019
Runtime: Mon & Tue 21:30

You can watch on VIU Premium | Dramacool


This gives me School Series feels =) but the young actors are good. This is Ong Seong Woo's first kdrama right? He's very charismatic on screen =)
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2019 VMA's nominees, including new category: Best K-Pop

The 2019 VMA's nominations have been announced and there's a brand new Best K-Pop category.

Some say it's a great opportunity to give exposure to kpop by having its own category, most say it separates kpop groups (mainly BTS) so they don't compete with western bands and actually win. Additional to Best Kpop, BTS' Boy With Luv is nominated for Best Collaboration, Best Art Direction and Best Choreography.

VMA's will air next Monday (lol), August 26.

Omona, what do you think? Will any of them show up? Why is TXT there and not Twice? Who still cares about the VMAs?

Source: Variety, Pop Crave Twitter
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Sam Okyere gets permanent residency in Korea





Ghanaian TV personality Sam Okyere revealed Monday he recently passed an exam to gain permanent residency in Korea.

He was appearing as a panelist on KBS 2TV reality show "Hello Counselor."

"Now I am a Korean without a passport," he said. "I took the 'Understanding of Korean Society' class, which revolves around history, economy, society and all other subjects."

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source: The Korea Times
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Kid YouTube star buys W9.5 billion building in Gangnam




A Korean child YouTuber with 30 million subscribers surprised people on Tuesday by buying a five-story building in Seoul's affluent Gangnam district for 9.5 billion won ($8.06 million).

The deep-pocketed YouTuber is Boram, 6, who runs two channels ― Boram Tube Vlog (17.5 million subscribers) and Boram Tube ToyReview (13.6 million subscribers) ― on the video-streaming website.

She is one of the most-followed Korean YouTube creators and her channels' combined monthly sales are estimated at a staggering 3.7 billion won.

The 1975 building is on 258.3 square meters of land in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam. Why she bought the building is unknown.




She's got a ton of videos well over 100 million views. One channel alone is almost at 6 billion views.

source: The Korea Times & Boram Tube Vlog
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Produce X 101 News: Voting controversy, Fans plan to sue Mnet, BY9 might possibly be happening



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source: @soompi, soompi 1 2 3 4 5, naver 1 2 3 4 5 6, Mnet Produce X 101 Facebook, StarToday, joynews24
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Starship is debuting a new boy group



On July 24, the agency shared, “We are preparing a new boy group aiming to debut early next year,” and added, “We have been preparing for the launch of our next rookie boy group since last year. We have now officially started working on their debut plans.”

Starship Entertainment trainees Kang Min Hee, Koo Jung Mo, Moon Hyun Bin, Song Hyeong Jun, and Ham Won Jin recently competed on “Produce X 101.” Kang Min Hee and Song Hyeong Jun were selected for the final lineup and will be promoting as members of X1.

The upcoming group will be the third boy group to debut through Starship Entertainment following Boyfriend in 2011 and MONSTA X in 2015.

source: @soompi, soompi, naver
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Treasure 13's debut plans are reportedly put on hold



Plans have reportedly been put on hold for YG Entertainment’s new boy group TREASURE 13. Yang Hyun Suk previously stated that TREASURE 13 was scheduled to debut sometime between May and July of this year.

On July 24, an inside source of YG Entertainment shared, “Main producer Yang Hyun Suk, who had control over TREASURE 13’s debut project, recently stepped down due to suspicions of prostitution mediation, leading to an unintentional setback [for TREASURE 13]. Internally, TREASURE 13’s debut project has basically been postponed indefinitely.”

In response to the reports, YG Entertainment commented, “We have nothing to say on the matter.”

Yang Hyun Suk was recently booked by the police for suspicions of prostitution mediation.

source: @soompi, soompi, naver
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NCT Dream's Jaemin drinks his Americano with 8 (!) espresso shots and snacks on sugar when bored


NCT Dream’s Jaemin surprised everyone with his extreme tastes on JTBC’s “Idol Room.”

On the July 23 episode, the members of NCT Dream appeared as guests and competed on a make-believe audition segment to appeal to viewers.

Jisung said, “[Jaemin] likes spicy food extremely spicy and he likes sweet food extremely sweet. Jaemin made us deep-fried sugar glazed sweet potato wedges in the past, and he just dumped sugar into it.”

The MCs prepared foods that Jaemin usually eats. The first was a “deadly” Americano consisting of eight espresso shots. The NCT Dream members and the MCs grimaced after taking a sip, but Jaemin was perfectly content, saying, “I have to drink it like this to feel alert right away. This is just right.”

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source: @soompi, soompi, xsportsnews

Uuuuuhhhhhh....
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Taeyeon donates 100 mill. won to help support women and children in low-income households



On July 24, the Korean Red Cross revealed that Taeyeon had donated 100 million won (approximately $84,940) to the Korean Red Cross’s North Jeolla province office.

A source from the Korean Red Cross explained that Taeyeon had asked for the funds to be used to help support women, children, and adolescents in low-income households by providing hygiene products such as sanitary pads. The organization will use the donation to provide hygiene products to three schools.

Taeyeon stated, “I decided to make my donation because I’ve watched my mother help those in need and give hope to others through the Korean Red Cross. I hope I can provide warmth to female students who are having a difficult time and feel neglected.”

Through her donation, Taeyeon has now become the 132nd member of the Red Cross Honors Club (RCHC) in Korea, and is the first celebrity from North Jeolla province to do so. The RCHC celebrates those who have made significant donations to the organization to help those in need.

source: @soompi, soompi naver 1 2
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Day6 celebrate their first ever music show win!



Day6 celebrate their first ever music show win on Show Champion today with 'Time of our Life'.

source: day6official

Congrats!!
d.o. ☆call me baby comeback.

NCT Dream Perform at Boy Scouts Jamboree in West Virginia, and there was a moshpit



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source: jaeminxbts@kunntaeil | @ot21things

sadly drake wasn't invited to the party