January 19th, 2021

Monsta X's Kihyun donates to charity for low-income girls and teenagers

Kihyun of Monsta X has made a charitable donation to support girls and teenagers from low-income families in Korea.

On January 18, the international relief NGO Good Neighbors disclosed that Kihyun has made a donation of 10 million KRW (approx. 9,000 USD) to their organization. The donation was made to Good Neighbors' campaign for distributing essential supply kits, including feminine hygiene products, to low-income girls and teenagers.

Monsta X previously donated 100 million KRW (approx. 91,000 USD) last March through Good Neighbors towards the support of vulnerable communities in the Daegu / Kyungbuk region following the widespread local outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The group and their official fanclub Monbebe have been registered into the organization's high-donor roster "The Neighbors Club" in recognition of their generous contributions and positive influence.

Kihyun accompanied his donation with the following comment: "The support of our fans presented us with many meaningful awards at the end of the year, and I was inspired to donate as a means of sharing that joy. I hope I can provide even a little bit of support to help children in need stay healthy during such difficult times."

Good Neighbors' director of marketing Hwang Sungjoo further stated, "We want to express our gratitude to Monsta X's Kihyun for his contribution to protecting children who are enduring a very cold season due to the extreme weather and the Covid-19 pandemic."

Source: news1 via Naver (my own translation)

Yoo Jaesuk recently did something similar, this is a trend I can get behind
Also this is my first post! I need my good child to get his due credit lol

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Dreamcatcher “Odd Eye” Title Track Lyrics Spoiler

Lyrics and (approximate) translations:
[Spoiler (click to open)]
경계를 허무는 눈과 (Eyes that break boundaries)
끝까지 맞서려는 절망 (Despair to face it to the end)
끝이 있지 않을까 (Will there be an end)
여긴 찾던 곳이 아닌걸 (This isn't the place I've been looking for)

Source: Dreamcatcher official, translation by: u/nat1withadv at r/dreamcatcher

TV Chosun to sue fellow cable network MBN over similarly themed trot show

The unmatched success of cable network TV Chosun's "Mr. Trot" last year soon led to the creation of multiple other similarly themed trot shows emerging in the domestic entertainment scene, including MBC's "I Am a Trot Singer," SBS' "K-Trot in Town," KBS' "Korean Trot Contest" and MBN's "Voice Trot."

But a flood of repetitive programming on the small screen all revolving around the same theme began to exhaust many viewers, with some even petitioning on the Cheong Wa Dae website urging broadcasters to showcase different genres of music.

Amid such an oversaturation of trot shows, TV Chosun announced Monday its plans to sue fellow cable network MBN for plagiarizing its original program's content and format. A lawsuit claiming plagiarism among local broadcasting companies is unprecedented.

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source: The Korea Times

"Space Sweepers" Official Trailer

It’s the year 2092 and humans have been driven out of Earth, forced to live off of salvaging debris in space. For Spaceship Victory, the crew’s big break comes when they discover a valuable humanoid robot. But whether they can make a successful sale depends on how safe they can keep it from other mercenary space sweepers.

Starring Song Joong-ki (ARTHDAL CHRONICLES), Kim Tae-ri (MR. SUNSHINE), Jin Sun-kyu (KINGDOM), and Yoo Hai-jin (CONFIDENTIAL ASSIGNMENT). SPACE SWEEPERS is the latest space sci-fi blockbuster from A WEREWOLF BOY director Jo Sung-hee.

Coming to Netflix February 5.

source: The Swoon

ENHYPEN x Balenciaga for DAZED Korea


The news hypebeasts babies of K-Pop are in the February issue of DAZED. Heeseung (19), Jay (18), Jake (18), Sunghoon (18), Sunoo (17), Jungwon (16) et Ni-ki (15) are all wearing Balenciaga.

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Sources: DAZED Korea, DAZED Korea YouTube 1 & 2

Balenciaga should die a painful death. They look like someone kicked their puppy and a choice was made: corpse cosplay makeup.

Red Velvet's Irene to make silver screen debut in February

Irene of K-pop girl group Red Velvet is slated to make her big screen debut in February with the coming-of-age movie "Double Patty."

The film's trailer featuring Irene, who plays aspiring anchorwoman Lee Hyun-ji, was unveiled Monday. In the clip, Lee bumps into Kang Woo-ram, a former ssireum (traditional Korean wrestling) athlete, who visits the hamburger restaurant she is working at. Rookie actor Shin Seung-ho plays Kang.

The movie will portray how Lee and Kang encourage each other while going through tough times in their lives. Directed by Baek Seung-hwan, "Double Patty" intends to send a message of hope to the audience.

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source: HanCinema & The Korea Times