In April, 2NE1 member Park Bom revealed to the world that she was going on an all-green diet, consisting of all green vegetables. Well, it looks like that diet plan has left the building, because Bom was recently spotted chowing down on some corn (and a burger) while on vacation in the United States! More »
Lin Yu Chun, who I recently just wrote about owning Whitney Houston, has been voted off “One Million Star.” Lin Yu Chun became an overnight Youtube sensation for his rendition of Whitney Houston’s, “I Will Always Love You.” He thus was dubbed Taiwan’s Susan Boyle. Even though he did so fantastic, he failed to impress the judges with a Mandarin song the last performance. He remains positive after the failure, but he will be basking in his sudden fame. He has been invited back to do a guest performance, and he will be making several overseas trips with the United States as a possible destination. I’m betting Ellen got him. I wish him the best, and if he releases a CD, I’ll be the first to buy it. By the way, he does not look 24! More »
A JYP Entertainment representative said on Thursday that the Wonder Girls have finished the filming for their latest title track music video. This video is in preparation for their first English debut album in the United States. The filming for the video took place in the Gyeonggi province of South Korea. More »
Believe it or not, it’s fairly common for film companies to buy scripts and ideas from foreign movies. A prime example of this phenomena is the United States and its obsession with remaking Japanese horror films. The three films that will be analyzed in this post will be The Ring, The Grudge, and One Missed Call. More »
The Wonder Girls held a press conference in Gangnam, Seoul to talk about their activities in the US. After being away from Korea for several months, the 5-member Korean idol group, Wonder Girls (Ye Eun, Yoobin, Sun Ye, Sunmi, and So Hee) told the press about the challenges they faced in the US and how much they had missed Korea. More »
Couple of days ago, I left my bedroom and headed for the computer room, where I had to pass my mother who was watching the Korean news. Before I entered the computer room, my mother suddenly asked, “Do you go to these places on the Internet to talk about suicide?” I scowled at her and said, “Mum, I don’t bother to go to those sites, much less search for them!” Right after that, I had an inkling that suicides must be popping up all over Korea again, but I didn’t really pay attention to it until I saw this article. More »
With that said, I am now a proud and happy owner of a $2 bill, and I type this with a big smile on my face. See, the military bases do not use pennies except at post offices (thank goodness, I suppose), and $2 are something of a rarity to many people here. Including me. My mother has one, but she refuses to let me have hers. Ever since her blunt refusal, I’ve been dying to have a $2 of my own. More »
Finally, “This Is The One” comes out in the US today via digital download. We’ll still have to wait until May 12 to buy the hard copy CD. Don’t ask me why. I mean, the CD has already been released in Japan! While we wonder, you can download the sultry “Come Back To Me” video for free in the iTunes Store right here. (It’s like an arty version of “Easy Breezy”… is that good or bad? Download and decide!)
I’ve had the album in heavy rotation in my iPod and my conclusions are as follows: More »
Chinese and Vietnamese celebrate Lunar New Year with firecrackers, games, red envelopes, and food. Koreans celebrate Seollal with saebae, games, and tteokgook, and other food. The similarities and the differences amuse me greatly.
I always liked living in South Korea because along with the American holidays, the military also lets us recognise two major Korean holidays, and Seollal is one of them. To me, Seollal always symbolised money, a day off, and tteokgook! I love tteokgook! Even though I eat it more than one time a year, my mum makes it special on Seollal.
Anyway, I hope everyone have a fantastic Seollal or Lunar New Year. 새해 복 많이 받으세요 (Saehae bok manhi badusaeyo = Happy New Year)!
It’s the Seollal (Korean Lunar New Year) weekend! That means Seoul’s streets are empty! And it’s all because of this. Because it’s a major holiday, all the people in the city are going back to the country to visit their kins to celebrate one of the two biggest holidays in South Korea.
My daddy drove me to work today, and there were practically no cars today. He then remarked how it’s his favourite holiday because traffic is non-existent! He also joked that by tomorrow, you could take a nap in the middle of the street. My dad cracks me up. More »
Gyakuten Kenji, also known as Perfect Prosecutor, will be a spin-off from Capcom’s popular Gyakuten Saiban (Ace Attorney) series. As a fan of the series, when I heard that the new spin-off game for the DS was going to be featuring Mitsurugi Reiji (Miles Edgeworth), I nearly cracked my skull at the news. Obviously, I’m a fan of his.
Well, according to this site, there’s a release date, and it’s for May 28, 2009. WHAAAAT. That is a long way off, and with that being the Japanese release date . . . if Capcom USA ever localizes this, it will be a long time before we English gamers see this. Unless the Japanese one comes with an English option like the couple of the GS games had. Then I’d gladly import the game!
. . . But seriously, May 28?! Aigoos. Oh well. At least we have a release date now.