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SOLE - "선물 (The Gift)" MV



Reminding of the famous song in the past, Sound Republica's remake project 'REFLY PROJECT'. Its first artist, the rising vocalist SOLE brings reminiscence of our past memories from 'Yoon Mi-rae - The Gift,' one of the best 00s ballads, with original songwriter 'Park Sun Zoo' and famous music arranger 'Lee Rae Eon'. Let's warm your heart in the chillness through SOLE's mellow vocal!

Source: Sound Republica

'The King's Affection' Episodes 5 & 6 Discussion Post



Director: Song Hyun-Wook
Writer: Han Hee-Jung
Network: KBS2
Episodes: 20
Release Date: October 11 - December 14

Plot: The Crown Prince's wife gave birth to twins, but twins were considered an ominous sign. The twin daughter was supposed to be killed, but her mother begged to save her life. Secretly, the twin daughter is sent out of the palace. A few years later, the twin son Lee Hwi is killed. The Crown Prince's wife hides her twin son's death and brings her twin daughter back to the palace and raises her as Prince Lee Hwi (Park Eun-Bin). Lee Hwi eventually becomes a crown prince, but she is afraid her real identity will be revealed. Because of her secret, Lee Hwi is unable to have anyone close to her. She hides her emotions from others and she makes biting remarks.

Jung Ji-Un (Ro Woon) is Lee Hwi’s teacher. Jung Ji-Un comes from a noble family. He is handsome, smart and an optimist who enjoys life. Crown Prince Lee Hwi develops feeling for Jung Ji-Un.

You can watch on Netflix.

Source: AsianWiki (Drama info & poster)
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Ryu Sera, "Life of K-pop star is tough, but I would do it again in my next life"




There are some moments in life that change people profoundly. In the case of Sera, 34, a former member of the now-defunct K-pop girl group, 9MUSES, one of those moments came when she was 19, and it mysteriously led her down her current career path.

In Canada, she met a boy at a private educational institute where she worked part-time. Everyone, including his teachers, deemed him as a troublemaker, who did not get along with anyone there. But one day, apparently fascinated by her knack for the piano, he approached her and asked: "Can you teach me how to play the piano like you?" At that moment, she realized the power of music, which can connect people who otherwise would not talk to each other.

Despite being a high achiever at her school, she deviated from her initial plan of getting into a prestigious college and debuted as the leader of the girl group in 2010 with the track "No Playboy." Although the group did not rise to meteoric stardom, it still rolled out a string of hits such as "News" (2012), "Dolls" (2013) and "Wild (2013)." Only four years later, however, Sera was forced to leave the group. And during a recent interview with The Korea Times at a studio in Mapo-gu, northern Seoul, the outspoken former idol explained what happened.

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source: The Korea Times & THE KOREA TIMES 코리아타임스