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Thursday, 10 January 2013

4 Shopping Place Must Be Visited in Korea

Korea is not only popular with the love serial drama, but also a place with shopping paradise in Asia. For those of you who have a desire to visit the 'K-Pop' country, we suggest the following four central malls in Korea that you must visit :

1. Namdaemun Market

Namdaemun Market is one of the oldest markets in South Korea and is one of the biggest retail market in the  Seoul region. The market can not be passed by four wheel drive, so you are free to walk in the street on either side there is a shopping complex.

To get to Namdaemun Market, you can use the subway or by bus. To go to this market, we only  takes less than 10 minutes walk from Seoul metropolitan station and is very close to the subway station Hoehyon.

The market sold a variety of needs ranging from clothes, make-up accessories, handbags, shoes, food, all completed in that market. The market is popular because its wholesale price, many shops in korea purchase goods from Namdaemun Market for resale.

2. Myeong-dong Shopping Area

Myeong-dong is the central shopping fashion in korea. With an area of ​​approximately 300,000 m2, central mall was selling clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories and cosmetics. Myeong-dong is like a paradise for those who love to shop. How not, in this place, not only high-end brands such as H & M, Uniqlo and Forever 21, there are also street vendors and sellers with small kiosks.

Every morning, noon and night, Myeong-dong is always crowded with young people. In these places also provide a wide selection of restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and nightclubs.

3. Migliore

For those of you who enjoyed the central shopping areas such as ICT, Migliore is a very appropriate location for your visit. A wide selection of the latest and unique products traded in this place, from the dress, skirt motif, t-shirts, through a variety of typical Korean accessories available at the venue. Apparently, the majority of traded goods is non-branded "made in korea".

Migliore can be found at two locations, namely in Myeongdong and Dongdaemun Market. Actually, to come to this place is easy. In Myeongdong Migliore can be found right at the main gate.

4. Insadong

Insadong is widely available in handicrafts items, such as paintings, frames, ceramics and other trinkets. In addition to providing handicrafts, there we can find restaurants and cafes serving tradional Korean style.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

5 Most Korean Artists with Sensual Lips

Who is worthy of the title of Korean artists with sensual lips? to get the answer, a cosmetics company in Korea held a survey to get a Korean artist who deserve with that title. This survey is followed by approximately 3759 people through the cosmetic company's website. From the survey results it obtained five Korean artists chosen for the title of Korean artists with sensual lips. Who are they? Here is a list of five Korean artists had chosen as the sexiest female lips.

1. Lee Hyori  
Lee Hyori

 First Sensual Lip awarded to Lee Hyori. Having chosen to be one of the hottest female in Korea, Lee Hyori also became the female artist with the most sexy lips. Based on survey results, 38% chose the diva as artist with  full of charm that has the sexiest lips.

This is not the first time the diva who was born May 10, 1979 to obtain awards for its beauty. She has also been awarded as the artist line owners the most beautiful eyes.

In Korea, Lee Hyori popular as a success singer. Her debuted in the music industry by joining in a girl band called Fin.KL However, she opted for a solo career. Lee Hyori is also commonly known as 'Sexy Queen'.

2. Shin Min Ah
  Shin Min Ah

The Korean artist Shin Min Ah was in the runner-up for Sensual Lips with  total  25% respondents chose Shin Min Ah as the diva who has sexy lips. Shin Min Ah is also has a career in the music industry and she  started  a singing debut since being on a magazine cover. Her pretty face makes it attracted K-Pop lovers. That's when she began her career in the entertainment industry in Korea.

  3. Ha Ji Won
Ha Ji Won

Third Korean Artists With Sensual Lip as a player in the series 'Secret Garden' is Ha Ji Won. She got 21% of the sound presentation. Ha Ji Won has debut in the acting world by getting a supporting role in a drama series. However, she began to be known the general population of Korea and other Asian countries since she played in a horror movie titled 'Phone'.

However, Ha Ji Wo known name in Indonesia when she was cast in the series 'Memories In Bali'.
She was listed as Korea's top actress today.

  4.Lim Soo Jung
Lim Soo Jung
Lim Soo Jung
 Korean artist  Lim Soo Jung is 4th artist with sensual lip and get 10% of the vote. Serial actress  'I'm Sorry I Love You' is indeed very popular with beauty and a cute face. In fact, she is often referred has 'Babyface'.

Though not a singer, Lim Soo Jung is known for her clever piano play and dance. She started her debut since appearing as a model in the magazine in Korea on 1998.
5. Jeon Ji Hyun 
                                                                       Jeon Ji Hyun

Who don't know this beautiful  star of 'My Sassy Girls'?  Unfortunately, Jeon Ji Hyun had to satisfied for being  the 5th  artists with sensual lip with 5% of the vote. Jeon Ji Hyun often got praise from her fans. Both physical appearance or her acting. She became popular for her acting in the drama 'My Sassy Girls'. This drama was record to history as a series of skits that get the highest revenue.

She also repeated her success in a number of films that starred as 'Il Mare' and also attracted the attention of Hollywood director. The film made Hollywood version titled 'Lake House'. And starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

KBS Drama Award 2012

The year 2012 has left us. In the last year a lot of Korean Dramas have entertain us at KBS. In the beggining of 2013,  KBS award for actor, actress, producer and playwright who is considered to have contributed to the advancement of best Korean Drama.

Here is a list of winners:

Kim Nam Joo (Unexpected You)

Top Excellence Awards
Aktor: Song Joong Ki (Innocent Man), Yoo Joon Sang (Unexpected You)
Aktris: Moon Chae Won (Innocent Man)

Excellence Awards
Aktor (Long Series): Joo Won (Bridal Mask)
Aktris (Long Series): Yoon Yeo Jung (Unexpected You)
Aktor (Medium Series): Uhm Tae Woong (The Equator Man)
Aktris (Medium Series): Lee Bo Young (The Equator Man)
Aktor (Mini Series): Shin Hyun Joon (Ohlala Couple & Bridal Mask)
Aktris (Mini Series): Jang Nara (School 2013)
Aktor (Daily Series): Kim Dong Wan, Kim Young Chul
Aktris (Daily Series): Kim Ye Ryung (TV Novel – Dear Love), Seo Ji Hye

Netizen Awards
Aktor: Song Joong Ki (Innocent Man)
Aktris: Moon Chae Won (Innocent Man), Im Yoon Ah (Love Rain)

Producer Awards
Uhm Tae Woong (The Equator Man)

Best Supporting Awards
Aktor: Kim Sang Ho (TV Novel – Dear Love), Park Ki Woong (Bridal Mask)
Aktris: Jo Yoon Hee (Unexpected You)

Rookie Awards
Aktor: Lee Hee Joon, Lee Jong Suk
Aktris: Jin Se Yun (Bridal Mask), Oh Yeon Seo (Unexpected You)

Popularity Awards
Aktor: Joo Won (Bridal Mask)
Aktris: Bae Suzy (Big)

Best Couple Awards
Song Joong Ki & Moon Chae Won (Innocent Man)
Lee Sang Yoon & Lee Bo Young (My Daughter Seo Yeong)
Lee Hee Joon & Jo Yoon Hee (Unexpected You)
Yoo Joon Sang & Kim Nam Joo (Unexpected You)

Best Child Acting Awards
Aktor: No Young Hak
Aktris: Nam Ji Hyun (Little Girl Detective)

One-Act Special Awards
Aktor: Yun Woo Jin, Sung Joon
Aktris: Yoo Da In, Park Shin Hye

Best Screenwriter Award
Park Ji Eun (Unexpected You)

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Sirius Korean Drama 2013

Title: 시리우스 / Sirius
Genre: Crime, Action, Investigation  
Episode: 4  
Television station: KBS2  
Showtimes: 6 January 2013-27 January 2013  
Hourly rate: Sunday / 23: 45  

Sirius Korean Drama Synopsis:
This latest Korean drama that tells of drug trafficking investigation by a police officer, Do Sin Woo (Suh Joon Young). 

Sirius Korean Drama

Cast of Sirius Korean Drama:

Suh Joon Young as Woo Do Sin
Ryu Seung Soo as Go Suk Min
Uhm Hyun Kyung as Kim An Na
Jo Woo Ri as So Ri
Shin Jung Geun as Lee Hyun Goo
Baek Won Kil as Park Jin Tae
Yeon Je Wook as Song Tong Il
Park Hyung Sik 

Sirius Korean Drama

Production Credit:
Director: Mo Wan Il

Friday, 4 January 2013

Flower Boy Next Door Korean Drama 2013

Title: 이웃집 꽃미남 / Flower Boy Next Door 
Also known as: My Neighbor Flower Boy / The Pretty Boy Next Door / My Flower Boy Neighbor
Genre: Romance comedy  
Episode: 16 Television
stations: TVN  
Showtimes: 7 January 2013-26 February 2013  
Broadcast hours: Monday & Tuesday 23:00 
Related series: Flower Boy Series 

Flower Boy Next Door Korean Drama 2013

Flower Boy Next Door Korean Drama 2013

Synopsis of Flower Boy Next Door :
This latest Korean drama based webtoon entitled 'I Watch Him Every Day / 나는 매일 그를 훔쳐 본다' published from 21 June 2011-17 July 2011. 

This Korean drama has romantic comedy genre tells the story of a girl, Dok Go Mi (Park Shin Hye), a closed loner character, where she spends her days spying on the man who lives next door, Oh Jin Rok (Kim Ji Hoon). She was caught spying on the neighbors, Enrique Geum (Yoon Shi Yoon).
Dok Go Mi as a 'Rapunzel from the city' that never leave the house, even though she has a charisma that makes men give before her.  
Oh Jin Rok is a manhwa artist. Enrique Geum is a creative director, who has a nice appearance, stylish, bohemian and very fond of football. He will be involved in a love story with Dok Go Mi.

   Park Shin Hye as Go Mi Dock
Yoon Shi Yoon Geum as Enrique
Kim Ji Hoon as Oh Jin Rok
Park Soo Jin as Cha Do Hwi
Kim Yoon Hye as Enrique's first love
Go Kyung Pyo as Oh Dong Hoon
Kim Jung Tae San as Han Joon
Mizuta Kouki as Watanabe 

Production Credits:

Production Company: CJ E & M
Producer: Jo Moon Joo
Director: Jung Jung Hwa
Original writing: Webtoon 'I Watch Him Every Day' by Yoo Hyun Sook
Screenwriter: Kim Eun Jung 

Here some picture for  Flower Boy Next Door 
Flower Boy Next Door Korean Drama 2013

Flower Boy Next Door Korean Drama 2013

Flower Boy Next Door Korean Drama 2013

Flower Boy Next Door Korean Drama 2013

Flower Boy Next Door Korean Drama 2013

Flower Boy Next Door Korean Drama 2013

Flower Boy Next Door Korean Drama 2013

The Chaser Korean Drama

The Chaser Korean Drama

The Chaser Korean Drama
For those of you who like Korean drama detective genre, in 2012 there was another  Korean SBS drama 'The Chaser', starring stars such as experienced in their field, Son Hyun Joo (Perfect Spy) and Kim Sang Jung (City Hunter). Directed by Jo Nam Kook cold hand (Lie To Me) and the writing of the manuscript by Park Kyung Soo (The Legend).  This drama got Daesang at SBS Drama Award 2012.

Here's more detail drama.

Detective Baek Hong Suk lost his beloved daughter who was 15 years old in a car accident and his wife died of shock after the incident. He then seek the truth relating to the death of her daughter and learned that his death was linked to a conspiracy.

Reporter Seo Ji Won is the daughter of the owner of a large company. He helped Hong Suk Baek detective to uncover the truth of his daughter's death. While uncovering the story, he learns that her brother-Kang Dong Yoon, the presidential candidate, was involved in a corruption case, he was later involved in a conflict between his family with the truth.

     Son Hyun Joo as Baek Hong Suk
     Kim Sang Jung as Kang Dong Yoon
     Go Joon Hee as Seo Ji Won
     Kim Sung Ryung as Seo Ji Soo
     Jang Shin Young as Shin Hye Ra
     Park Hyo Joo as Detective Jo
     Kang Shin Il as Detective Hwang
     Ryu Seung Soo as Choi Jung Woo

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Queen of Ambition Korean Drama 2013

 Title: 야왕 / Queen of Ambition
Chinese Title: 野王 C
Also Known as: Yawang / Night King / Wild King
Genre: Melodrama
Episodes: 24
Broadcast network: SBS
Airing Period: January 14 2013----s/d------ April 2, 2013
Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 21:55 Hours


This drama is about a woman, Joo Da Hae (Soo Ae) who want to escape from poverty and become First Lady. He then meets a nice guy, Ryu Ha (Kwon Sang Woo) who can do anything for her. Meanwhile, Baek Do Hoon (U-Know Yunho) is a person who falls in love with Joo Da Hae.

The drama is based on the comic book "Yawang / Night King" by Park In Kwon, published between 25/July/2006 to 3/Sep/2007 by Gwijok.

Soo Ae as Joo Da Hae

U-Know Yunho as Baek Do Hoon

Kwon Sang Woo as Ha Ryu


Soo Ae Da Hae as Joo
- Park Min Ha Da Hae as Joo (child)
Kwon Sang Woo as Ha Ryu
U-Know Yunho as Baek Do Hoon
Kim Sung Ryung as Baek Do-kyung
Go Joon Hee as Jung Soo Suk
Lee Il Hwa as Hong Ahn Shim
Lee Duk Hwa as Baek Chang Rights
Lee Jae Yoon as Joo Yang Hoon
Kwon Sang Hyun as Yang Taek Bae
Park Min Ha as Da Hae's daughter
Yoon Yong Hyun as Director Park

Production Credits
Director: Jo Nam Kook, Jo Young Kwang
Original writing: Park In Kwon
Screenwriter: Lee Myung Hee

SBS Drama Awards 2012

SBS Drama Awards 2012 was held on December 31, 2012

Here is a list of winners of SBS Drama Awards 2012:

SBS Drama Awards 2012


Daesang: Sohn Hyun-joo (The Chaser)

Top Excellence Award
Miniseries, Actress: Jung Ryeo-won (History of the Salaryman, King of Dramas)
Miniseries, Actor: Lee Min-ho (Faith)
Drama Special, Actress: Han Ji-min (Rooftop Prince)
Drama Special, Actor: So Ji-sub (Ghost)
Weekend/Serial Drama, Actress: Kim Haneul (A Gentleman’s Dignity)
Weekend/Serial Drama, Actor: Jang Dong-gun (A Gentleman’s Dignity)

Excellence Award
Miniseries, Actress: Kim Sung-ryung (The Chaser)\
Miniseries, Actor: Kim Sang-joong (The Chaser)
Drama Special, Actress: Jung Yumi (Rooftop Prince)
Drama Special, Actor: Park Yoochun (Rooftop Prince)
Weekend/Serial Drama, Actress: Shin Eun-kyung (Still You)
Weekend/Serial Drama, Actor: Kim Su-ro (A Gentleman’s Dignity)

Special Acting Award
Miniseries: Lee Deok-hwa (History of the Salaryman),Miniseries:Jang Shin-young (Chaser)
Drama Special: Kwak Do-won (Ghost), Lee Jin (The Great Seer)

Weekend/Serial Drama: Kim Min-jong (A Gentleman’s Dignity), Lee Jong-hyuk (A Gentleman’s Dignity), Kim Jung-nan (A Gentleman’s Dignity)

Producer’s Award:
Park Geun-hyung (The Chaser), Chae Shi-ra (Five Fingers)

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Kim Eun-sook, scriptwriter (A Gentleman’s Dignity)

Best Couple: 
Kim Min-jong and Yoon Jin-yi (A Gentleman’s Dignity);
Park Yoochun and Han Ji-min (Rooftop Prince)

Audience Popularity Award: 
Park Yoochun (Rooftop Prince), Kim Haneul (A Gentleman’s Dignity)

Top 10 Stars:

Park Yoochun (Rooftop Prince)
Han Ji-min (Rooftop Prince), 
Jang Dong-gun (A Gentleman’s Dignity), 
Kim Haneul (A Gentleman’s Dignity)
So Ji-sub (Ghost)
Shin Eun-kyung (Still You)
Sohn Hyun-joo (The Chaser)
Jung Ryeo-won (King of Dramas, History of the Salaryman)
Lee Min-ho (Faith)
Chae Shi-ra (Five Fingers)

New Star Award:

Min-ho (To the Beautiful You)
Sulli (To the Beautiful You)
Lee Hyun-woo (To the Beautiful You)
Go Jun-hee (The Chaser)
Park Hyo-joo (The Chaser)
Lee Jong-hyun (A Gentleman’s Dignity)
Yoon Jin-yi (A Gentleman’s Dignity)
Kwon Yuri (Fashion King), Park Se-young (Faith)
Jung Eun-woo (Bride of the Sun, Five Fingers)

Daesang is the highest award of all categories. In my opinion, if ranked, was the champion 2 Excellence Award, Top Excellence Award is the first champion, and Daesang is the overall winner. And this time  Sohn Hyun Joo from the drama of The Chaser is received Daesang.

Lee Min Ho at SBS Drama Awards 2012

Lee Min Ho was awarded as the Top Excellence Award for his role as Choi Young on Faith. And I think Lee Min Ho is so similar to Andy Lau with his new haircut

I do not know why, but I really feel the sadness in Lee Min Ho's face. But I also feel how close Lee Min Ho with all the people involved in his drama.
                                                     Han Ji Min at SBS Drama Awards 2012

Han Ji Min was also awarded the Top Excellence Award for Rooftop Prince. He was also awarded the Best Couple Award and Top 10 Stars Award.

Yoo Chun at SBS Drama Awards 2012

Meanwhile, Yoo Chun also awarded as the Male Excellence Award for drama Rooftop Prince. This is his speech when Yoo Chun received the award for Male Excellence Award.

Quite thrilled to hear Yoo Chun dedicate this award to his father, because as you know his dad died when Yoo Chun early drama Rooftop Prince premiered.

If I'm not wrong, because the tight schedule of filming, then Yoo Chun can only mourn less than a week.


And  quite astonishing, I just found out that apparently Park Se Young was also present at the show KBS Drama Awards were held on the same day, because the drama School 2013 also nominated drama KBS Drama Awards 2012.

SBS Drama Awards 2012

Yoo Chun at SBS Drama Awards 2012

In the SBS Drama Awards, Yoo Chun received 4 awards namely Male Excellence Award, Best Couple Award, Popularity Award and Top 10 Stars Award.
Looks like this is very surprising for Yoo Chun. Just look at the expression of shock. Looks like he was chatting with another when his name was called first for the Top 10 Stars Awards. Because he had not been achieved in all categories?

Yoo Chun at SBS Drama Awards 2012
Yoo Chun at SBS Drama Awards 2012
Yoo Chun at SBS Drama Awards 2012

Here is complete video of SBS Drama Awards 2012 :(source :youtube)