April 5th, 2021

Hyungwon

Teaser roundup featuring Wheein, SHINee, Chanyeol, Kim Jaehwan, P1Harmony & BAE173

Mamamoo Wheein "Redd" album tracklist





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source: RBW_MAMAMOO, SHINee, SMTOWN, Stone Music Entertainment, 1theK, BAE173 [OFFICIAL]
Hyungwon

Red Velvet's Wendy sings from the heart in tranquil debut album




Wendy, the main vocalist of K-pop girl group Red Velvet, gets personal in her first solo album where she focuses more on her vocals in songs about growth, recovery and friendship.

The singer, the first member of the iconic five-piece act to go solo, is set to drop her solo EP "Like Water" at 6 p.m. The five-track album includes the main tracks "Like Water" and "When This Rain Stops."

Leaving the typical Red Velvet sound -- characterized by infectious rhythm and catchy hooks -- aside for a moment, the 27-year-old vocalist said she tried to show a different side of her voice through her first solo release.

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source: Yonhap News
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GD to get 8 covers for Dazed Korea's anniversary issue




The Cover for The 13th Anniversary Edition of KOREA.

After setting foot on this land for the first time in April 2008, Korea turns 13 years old as of April 2021. In a time so difficult and rough, where being different is still criticized, we have prepared our most like contents for our independent readers who have been supporting Korea without bias since the beginning. The 13th Anniversary edition of Korea will feature the world’s most iconic and assertively the most like person, who loves music and fashion, enjoys art, who transcends invisible worth into life itself, G-Dragon. With 8 spread covers and 58 pages, this edition will be worth having. As Chanel’s global ambassador, the most perfect yet raw moments of G-Dragon’s life is captured through a creative collaboration with creative director Gee Eun and photographer Heejun Kim in the form of modern fashion photographs. Last but not least, artwork made during the photoshoot and a never been heard before interviews will be released as well.




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I love the big green jacket SO MUCH.


source: DazedKorea 1 2 3 4 5, 6 7 8 & dazedkorea
Changkyun

Department store sales spike on "revenge spending"

Sales at the nation's department stores set a new 25-year high in February, in an apparent sign of so-called "revenge spending" in the wake of the COVID-19 economic doldrums experienced throughout 2020.

According to data from Statistics Korea, consumer spending at department stores surged by 33.5 percent in February, compared to a year ago, the largest growth since February 1996. The statistics authority started compiling data from 1995.

This is widely seen as a post-lockdown rebound here after the economy contracted 1 percent last year.

Statistics Korea said domestic consumption is showing signs of bouncing back after bottoming out in February 2020 when department store sales declined by 21.2 percent from the year before.

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What about you, Omona? What has been your shopping habits this past year? I've only gone to mall twice to pick up items I purchased online (a new blender and some K-pop albums lol). I miss mall food court food so much.



source: The Korea Times
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Kakao aims to acquire Radish to compete against Naver Webtoon

Kakao is planning to spend 400 billion won to take over global web novel platform, Radish. This is expected to intensify the competition between Kakao and Naver with regard to their intellectual property (IP) business in the United States.

According to the Korea Economic Daily, Sunday, Kakao is reviewing acquiring the managerial rights of Radish through its content producing subsidiary Kakao Entertainment. Radish is the fifth-biggest web novel platform in the United States.

Kakao also confirmed that it is in the process of acquiring Radish.

"As there are more steps in the procedure that we need to go through to close the deal, we cannot go into much detail about it," a Kakao Entertainment official said.

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source: The Korea Times

"Vincenzo" episodes 13 & 14 Discussion Post



Director: Kim Hee-Won
Writer: Park Jae-Bum
Network: tvN
Episodes:
Release Date: February 20, 2021
Runtime: Saturday & Sunday

Cast: Song Joong Ki, Jun Yeo Bin, Ok Taec Yeon, Kim Yeo Jin, Jo Han Chul, Kwak Dong Yeon, Yoo Jae Myung, Yoon Byung Hee, Choi Young Joon, Yang Kyung Won, Seo Ye Hwa, Choi Deok Moon, Kim Yoon Hye, Lee Hang, Kang Chae Min, Kwon Seung Woo, Ri Woo Jin, Kim Hyung Mook, Kim Seol Jin, Im Chul Soo, Kim Young Woong, Lee Dal, Lee Do Guk, Jung Ji Yoon, Yoon Bok In, Kwon Tae Won, Seo Jin Won, Hwang Tae Kwang, Na Chul, Jung Wook Jin, Hong Seo Joon

Plot: At the age of 8, Park Joo-Hyeong went to Italy after he was adopted. He is now an adult and has the name of Vincenzo Cassano (Song Joong-Ki). He is a lawyer, who works for the Mafia as a consigliere. Because of a war between mafia groups, he flees to South Korea. In South Korea, he gets involved with Lawyer Hong Cha-Young (Jeon Yeo-Bin). She is the type of attorney who will do anything to win a case. Vincenzo Cassano falls in love with her. He also achieves social justice by his own way.

You can watch it on Netflix

Source: Drama info and image from Mydramalist


I loled so much at Vincenzo and the plaza owner when they realized they lost the eye scanner. And our dear people at the plaza continues to play an important part in the story. Ok...I'm really bad at making predictions but I do feel that Kwak Dong Yeon will side with Vincenzo in the future but not get any redemption or whatsoever.