Monday, November 30, 2009

News Flash

Just a brief round of updates before I start traveling again! I'll try and update as I wander around, either news or just to let you guys I'm still kicking about! ^^Y!!!

1) Hyun Joong is currently at first place in the Taiwan online poll for Asia's Best Star, after having received a total of 41, 235 votes from netizens. He has been gaining popularity in Taiwan after having played the role of Ji Hoo in KPN. This poll will be held until the 4th of December and the results are to be announced in mid December.

2) Hwang Bo participated in the 17th Korea Culture Award ceremony on the 30th of November, performing her techtonik moves on stage. Looking hot as always!

3) Hyun Joong will be paired together with So Ae in 'You're My Pet', if the both of them do decide to take on the roles in the movie. Which kind of makes me wonder, why are such news articles being released if there is no definitive answer? Kinda makes it pointless in a way, as they are creating such a stir with the possible castings, but should it all fall through it seems like they are gonna be stuck in a situation where people are either gonna love the cast change or just hate it. Gah.. Just my two cents worth.

4) Hwang Bo also performed at the 'I Am Compassion- Because I love you' concert on the 27th of November. This concert is another marker in her hugely long list of charity work that she has been actively participating in over the years.

And this is another reason why I want to be just like her. Beauty, brains and most importantly, a heart of gold.

Hwang Bo JJANG!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hyun Joong: Life after being Ji Hoo - I can't eat at tteokpokki stalls

Hyun Joong revealed what life was like for him after portraying KPN's Ji Hoo on Happy Together Season 3.

He stated that as he portrayed Ji Hoo, he got used to driving expensive cars and fine dining that after he returned to being Hyun Joong, it was difficult for him to adapt to his usual life such as eating at tteokpokki outlets and all.

However, he said that as his wallet was fast getting thinner and thinner, he is returning back to his normal lifestlye, causing everyone on the set to laugh.

The MCs also asked him if he was was being offered any roles in dramas or movies, to which he replied that he would want to take on roles of that other actors would reject such as that of a fool or of a murderer, revealing his inner drive for acting.

This episode of Happy Together will air on the 26th at 11.15 p.m. (Korean time).


Hyun Joong and Yong Hwa to join forces

Hyun Joong and Jang Yong Hwa have been cast as MCs for MBC's Sunday Night's latest corner, Hunter.

The both of them will form part of a team of seven MCs, and the programme will focus on boar hunting, as the excessive amount of boars are seen as a threat towards agriculture and humans alike.

Both Hyun Joong and Yong Hwa have portrayed the roles of gentle, romantic men that make women fall over their heels in love with through the dramas KPN and You're Beautiful.


I personally think that this new programme will most likely wipe away that image, I mean one can hardly expect guys to be all gentle and accommodating when it comes to boar catching right?

Plus, with Hyun Joong's 4D thinking, I think the boars will be running away as fast as they can. Who knows what sort of ideas he'll come up with in order to catch a boar. Maybe make them join the olympics or eat lettuce or something. Or maybe he'll chase them up Halla San.

Although this does remind me of something Hwang Bo said during their first meeting at Jeju. When she was dressed up all pretty and everything, he looked like an ajussi who was out to catch pigs.

Hwang Bo unni, are you psychic??

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jeremy: Even though my heart hurts

Finally finished my first video for my 'You're Beautiful' series!! ^^!!

I tried using a few different programmes to make a video that I envisioned, but it's not as smooth as I wanted it to be. Sigh... I think I need to learn more movie making skills!

I hope you guys like this video, I thought that this was the perfect song for Jeremy. I love his presence, his attitude and of course, his love for life and his mates.

Keep on smiling Jeremy!



Thursday, November 19, 2009

My own little 'You're Beautiful' Project!

I have decided. I am going to start a little You're Beautiful project!

Mainly because I just adore this drama, and also because I am fast forgetting how to make MVs...

So watch out for this space! I'll be uploading little mvs as part of my 'Music Video Special'!!!

Gosh, I am getting excited!


Love, Chonsa

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hwang Bo: I had happy times with all of you (IG members)

Popular programme Infinity Girls will be ending the first season and starting season two with a whole new cast.

The first season, which exploded on T.V screens in 2007, has had a long successful run with many viewers praising the programme for it's wit and interesting moments as well as the well matched members. Despite the strong fellowship and support that they have been receiving, the girls will not be continuing on with season two as there were several members who would be leaving the show due to various reasons, and stated that "I.G would be totally meaningless if they were not all on it together."

Hwang Bo, on her mini hompage, left a goodbye message to the show that had played such a huge role in her life. She made the announcement on the 18th that the I.G members had shot their final shooting together, and said that it was because of her members that she had such good times, as they shared laughter and tears together.

She also expressed her regret for not being able to formally bid farewell on the show, and decided to convey her wishes through her home page instead. She also thanked all their fans for showing them such love and support throughout the years.

She also added that she hoped that they would receive the same support despite not being together as one, and promised that they would remain the same I.G members that they are now, without any changes to their present selves.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Hwang Bo: Congratulations on your wedding

*Irrelevant parts omitted*

Hwang Bo attended the wedding between Lee Dong Hoon and Kim Yoo Jin on the 14th, wishing them all the best and the heartiest congratulations on their wedding.


P/S: Gosh, she still looks as stunning as ever. I just wish that I'd look half as good as her when I turn 30 as well. ^^

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Poor poor Shin Woo


I can't help but sigh when I hear poor Shin Woo singing his heart out to Mi Nyeo..

Only to have her thinking that all he wants from her is to be his test audience...

It's like he's finally ready to tell her his feelings, and he prays that she would be receptive of them. But I think that deep down inside, he knows it's too late, but he just can't give up without a fight.

But he's already lost. There's no way Mi Nyeo can feel anything for him anymore, other than as a dongsaeng who wants to help out her hyung (or oppa).

I think the breaking point for him was when he tried so hard to create the perfect moment to confess, but she forgot all about him when she was bitterly hurt by Tae Kyung, and ran off to cry her heart out. It hurt to see her hurting, but it hurt even more to be sidelined that way. Hence, his harsh words to her.

Shin Woo: How long more do you plan on crying like this? Would you even think of me after you're done crying?
Mi Nyeo: Shin Woo hyung...
Shin Woo: So it seems that you completely forgot about me. Even then, I was waiting for you, came running here for you, was worried sick about you... I really feel like an idiot!!!

But being the man in love, he couldn't bear to be angry any longer at her when he saw her tears. And decided that it was not the right time for her.

So despite not being able to give her the best date, give her flowers and presents, he decides to sing his song for her.

Because there's no time like now, right?

But in his case, I think he's finally realized..

That there will never be a right time for the both of them.

Poor poor Shin Woo...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hyun Joong in 'You are my pet' and 'Dream Team Season 2'

Hyun Joong will be appearing on TV again, this time through the drama 'You are my pet' as well as on the variety show 'Set Off Dream Team, Season 2'.

Hyun Joong, who has been a big fan of the programme, volunteered to participate in the show. His competitive spirit is also expected to shine throughout the various challenges featured on the show which will be aired on the 15th.

He has also been casted as Kang In Ho, the main lead, in the Japanese manga based drama 'You are my pet'. This is the Korean adaptation of the Japanese drama 'Kimi Wa Petto', which starred Matsumoto Jun, who incidentally was also the main lead in 'Hana Yori Dango', the Japanese version of Hyun Joong's first idol drama KPN.

Representatives from his agency stated that as the contract has not been finalized yet, they are unable to make any definitive response as of yet.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Ideal girl Lee Hyori vs Hwang Buin... What is Hyun Joong's choice?

Hyun Joong was placed at crossroads.

Hyun Joong was given a challenge during the recording of Champagne's SS501 special. One of the questions set was for choices of ideal women, and the frank Hyun Joong was asked to make his choice.

He was asked to choose between his usual answer of Lee Hyori as his ideal type of woman and Hwang Bo, also known as Hwang Buin, who was partnered with him as his wife during their stint in WGM.

Who is the real ideal woman that KPN's Ji Hoo will choose?

Keep a watchout for the broadcast of the SS501 special on the 7th at 11.20 p.m. (Korean time)!


Thoughts: I have no idea what he'll say, but one thing's for sure. I am expecting a really 4D response to this question. It is, after all, Hyun Joong we're talking about! Keep a watchout guys!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Hyun Joong: Krystal over Jessica!

Hyun Joong revealed his honest thoughts on SNSD's Jessica and f(x)'s Krystal.

Hyun Joong spoke about the two girls during the recording of Champagne's SS501 special episode. Jessica, who was also present that day said that Hyun Joong once mentioned to her that when the both of them are compared together, Krystal was prettier than Jessica.

He smilingly stated that he was being straightforward about it and said that even in SNSD, Jessica ranked somewhere in the middle.

Hyun Joong's honesty is set for broadcast on the 7th at 11.20 p.m. (Korean time).


LOL!! I just love his honesty! Haha!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My thoughts on You're Beautiful 5

The boys find Mi Nyeo in Tae Kyung's arms, and while Jeremy is puzzled, we see Shin Woo getting emotional as he sees them together and feels somewhat threatened. Tae Kyung takes control of the situation again and tells everyone that Mi Nam was just too overwhelmed after his first performance, and later on and even helps her escape the probing eyes of the journalist, who thinks that Mi Nyeo in female disguise is in fact Yoo Hae Yi.

His reaction when he sees her in her female getup! It's finally hit him that she really is a girl after all, and an attractive one at that. Although he seems to be creeped out by the sight of her, haha! Although I think it could be the fact that she looks a lot like Yoo Hae Yi.

Which brings us to another facet in the drama. Tae Kyung can't shake Yoo Hae Yi off his back and is constantly linked to her, much to his dislike. The reporter goes to the Director and says that they are in a relationship. Although the Director denies it, he seems to think that there is an ounce of truth in what the reporter says and tries to dig a confession out of him. Trouble, trouble, trouble...

Jeremy finds out that Mi Nyeo's mother has passed on and thinks that the reason why his hyungs have been so nice to her is because they felt sorry for her situation. Which isn't exactly true, but then again when has Jeremy ever been right? He calls himself a rotten orange head, scolding himself for being so shallow in thinking that they were attracted to him (HEAVEN FORBID!) and promises himself that he will treat her better.

And he does. By arranging a celebration party for her. And introducing her to embarrassing videos of Tae Kyung!


Which Tae Kyung tries to stop from happening, but fails miserably. However, he feels somewhat comforted at seeing her laughing instead of watching her sobbing from her pain. And it is here that I feel that he really has opened himself to her. The great Tae Kyung! Who hates bothersome people! Willing to help her face the reporters in her place and even feels somewhat okay with her watching him shave a radish! This is practically a confession of his affections for her!

Tae Kyung: I see that you're laughing your head off now. When only moments ago you were crying your eyes out.
Mi Nyeo: ....
Tae Kyung: Ah, well... I guess seeing you laugh is a lot better than seeing you crying and depressed.

And his jealousy! And competitive streak!

Mi Nyeo: But you really were the best out of the three back then!
Tae Kyung: Back then? What about now?
Mi Nyeo: Erm... you're still cool...
Tae Kyung: But I'm no longer the best?
Mi Nyeo: .........
Tae Kyung: Ah, whatever. I don't care what you think!

BUT YOU DO!!!!!!!

Okay, I need to get a grip. And I said that this review was going to be less fan-girling and more intellectual substance.

But I can't help myself!!! Sigh............

And he doesn't want her to leave anymore, as when she tells him that she would be leaving soon as part of their promise, he looks at her and thinks that she has absolutely no loyalty or thought for her twin, as she seems to only have her parents in her mind.

But while it's going well for Tae Kyung and Mi Nyeo (in my opinion at least), things aren't working out for Shin Woo. He's drifting further away from Mi Nyeo... and he knows it...

Shin Woo: I'm watching you from here... but who are you holding your hands out to?

Jeremy has to have romantic thoughts about Mi Nyeo at least once in every episode, and here he actually feels something when she holds him. Which worries him as he thinks he could be going weird. But he can't help himself from thinking about her. Only he still thinks that she's a him.

Jeremy: Jolie, I keep thinking of Go Mi Nam ever since that day. Jolie, what do I do? I think of him all day long. What's wrong with me?

Hae Yi, on the other hand, notices that Tae Kyung isn't quite himself when he talks about the mystery person that ran off in her clothes. And tells herself that she needs to find out the truth.

Tae Kyung: Why would anyone mistake her for you? Your heights are different, body shapes are different. She is NOTHING like you at all.

And she does. Through Coordinator Wang, who is duped into telling her everything as she believes that the both of them are in a relationship. Sigh... Trouble, trouble, trouble...

Mi Nyeo continues to get herself into situations, by telling the guys that she's envious of the model's shoes as she has never worn shoes like that before. Which plants another idea in Shin Woo's mind.

He brings her to a restaurant, wanting to bring her on a date and tell her truth that he knows by presenting her with a pair of heels. Only his plan backfires, as she finds Tae Kyung crying in the toilet after meeting with his mother. Who conveniently forgot that he was allergic to shellfish. We visit a painful memory of Tae Kyung's, and that paired with the feeling of being used by his own mother, is enough to break him.

Mi Nyeo rushes to be with him, leaving Shin Woo behind. I think we can safely say that Shin Woo is merely a friend to her, and not a love interest. She sits with him, and is forced to walk for miles with him as he is too proud to ask for directions. But she can't leave him. So she does what he says.

Tae Kyung: Someone told me once that if I look for something earnestly, I'll find it.
Mi Nyeo: *That's what I said to him once!* (Okay, I heard that in my head, but I'm sure she thought that!)
Tae Kyung: So just believe me and follow me!

They finally reach the company and he turns back at her, flashing a dazzling smile that makes him look so ADORABLE and her heart races. Pounds. Nearly makes her faint.

And WHAM! BOOM! She's in love!

Although she doesn't know that. She's been sheltered for far too long to realize what her feelings are and thinks that she's just tired from the walking.

But she can't keep her eyes off him, and tells him that it's because he changed his hairstyle to something similar to their debut days.

Tae Kyung: I didn't change it because of what you said. It's just to suit the concept for the new album.

Mmhmm. But it's cute the way she keeps trying to reassure him that he's really cool looking and he dismisses her comments as being afterthoughts, and saying that she doesn't sound sincere and that she waited till NOW to tell him that when he had changed his hairstyle quite a while back. Sigh, the early stages of romance... so shweet!!!!

Shin Woo overhears this exchange as well, and has a completely different opinion than mine. He gets angry, and is cold to her which doesn't really bug her that much, as he's a hyung to her. She's concerned, but not overly bothered. Shin Woo, I feel for you. I really do. But you've missed the boat.

She packs her bags and is seen by Tae Kyung, who says that he can't wait for her to leave but his eyes tell a different story. Don't worry Tae Kyung, her plans are to be thwarted by her aunt's sudden arrival. I don't think she's leaving any time soon, she's going to be there for QUITE a while.

Which is good... in a way... Mi Nyeo now has no room.. and chooses to stay with Tae Kyung! Muahahahaha!!!! He refuses at first, but then when he hears that the Director wants to stay with her instead, and go to the sauna, for massages and exercise together.. he falters. Plus, her puppy eyes begging him to accept her breaks his resolve.

Tae Kyung: Go Mi Nam. Just... come to my room.
Director: Forget it, you don't have to say it like you're being forced to.
Tae Kyung: I'll have fun with him. We'll go to the sauna together, and exercise together. It'll be fun.

Her manager, although happy that she can stay on with them, is worried as Tae Kyung is, after all, a full blooded normal MALE. He gives her a taser and warns her of the signs that she is about to be attacked and tells her that she has to keep it by her side at all times to prevent such a situation. And so she moves into his room, armed with her taser and her luggage.

Tae Kyung: You've packed to move further away, but in reality you've actually moved nearer to me instead.

Much to the dismay of Shin Woo who again overhears their conversation. Okay, it's either that they scream on top of their voices at each other, or he's planted a mic on them. How can he hear everything they say so clearly?? And how can they talk about such detailed things that are supposed to be secret so openly for the whole world to hear?? Aii...

She prepares to sleep next to his bed when he cold heartedly chases her further away from him. Slightly downcast, she moves away and is kept in the dark of his true intentions.

Tae Kyung: How can she, as a girl, even think of sleeping next to a guy's bed??

He insists on sleeping with the lights on, and she waits till he's asleep before she turns the light off. And sees his sleeping form, and starts thinking of the different sides of Tae Kyung that she saw today. His vulnerability, his happy cheery smile and now, his angelic sleeping face. Which of course, sets her heart racing again. And so she prays. While forgetting that she has the taser in her hand.

And tases herself... before landing right smack on him.