Rabu, November 18, 2009

Lee Min Ho is the gentleman for Trugen

Boys Before Flowers star Lee Min Ho looks truly like a gentleman in his Trugen (트루젠) fashion spread. The Korean menswear brand, has chosen Lee Min Ho as their model. Previously Jo In-sung modeled for Trugen, but he is now serving his two year compulsory military service.

Trugen is having a Style or Die promotion. If you are in Korea and purchase more than KRW100,000 during the promotion period, you stand to win a KRW20,000 voucher via a lucky draw. The promo period ends 12 July and winners will be announced on the 15 July.

Lee Min Ho shot a couple of CFs from Trugen which were released in June. Check out pics of Min-ho in Trugen's summer suits and behind the scenes stills and video of the CF shoot.

Lee Min Ho in Trugen's Summer 2009 Suits

Lee Min Ho in a gray suit and matching maroon shirt.
If you remember, he wore this for his fan meeting - birthday bash too.

Shooting the CF:

Lee Min-ho in Trugen's Style or Die CF

Behind the scenes: Shooting a Trugen CF

Go to Trugen's official website, and you will find Lee Min-ho there!

Sources: Joynews, Asia Economy Korea

오 빠 - Oppa

Whenever you watch a Korean drama or movie, if you listen carefully, you will hear the girl call her boyfriend “oppa”. It’s a Korean word for a female’s older brother. There is no direct translation for this in English, so if you look at the English subtitles, they will write the man’s name instead. So now you know! :-)

As for a male’s older brother, the word “hyung” is used. Thus, you will hear a man calling another man whom he is quite close to “hyung”.

오 빠 (Oppa) – female’s older brother

형 (Hyung) – male’s older brother

Even if the woman is older, but she is in a romantic relationship with a younger guy, she calls him "oppa".

Three Bears song

Our Korean teacher taught us a children’s song during the final Korean class. I’m sure most of you are familiar with it, especially those who have watched the wildly popular drama series Full House. It stars Rain and Song Hye-kyo.

Song Hye-kyo performed the song Three Bears in the show and it became a "smash hit" all across the K-popped! world. Without further ado, I give you 세마리 (Gom se-ma-ri = Three Bears).

Song in Hangul:

집에 있어
, 엄마 , 애기 ,
아빠 곰은 둥둥해
곰은 날씬해
곰은 너무귀여워
, 으쓱 잘한다


Gom se-mari-ga
Han ji-be isseo
Appa gom, omma gom, ae-gi gom
Appa go-meun tung tung hae
Omma go-meun nal-shin-hae
Ae-gi go-meun neo-moo ki-yeo-wo
Eu-sseuk, eu-sseuk, jal-han-da

Sing it and mean it (just like Song Hye-kyo):

Useful links:
Learn Korean Now
Mind Your Korean series

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Episode 1 of Let's Speak Korean

Sung Yu-ri Makes Big-Screen Debut

Sung Yu-ri has talked about the difficulties she had making her career transition from a member of girl group FINKL to acting. "I was hurt a lot because I had to endure harsh criticism of my acting," she said at a press conference for her film debut "Rabbit and Lizard" on Monday.

"I have wanted to be in a film for such a long time, but there was so much pressure. I was overwhelmed and scared by the idea of my face filling up a huge screen and my acting being revealed everywhere."

Sung started out as a member of then-hot girl group FINKL in 1998; her acting debut came in 2002 in TV soap "Bad Girls." "For an actor or actress who used to be a singer, not being afraid of the camera can be a strength," she says. "But the more popular you were as a singer, the more pressure you get, and the harsher the criticism will be. So you become very vulnerable and can get hurt easily. That was the case for me. You have to overcome adversity well, taking criticism as expression of attention from fans."

"Rabbit and Lizard" is the story of a Korean-American adoptee who comes back to Seoul to find her biological mother and memories of the past. It was officially invited to the "Korean Cinema Today -- Panorama" section of the 14th Pusan International Film Festival kicking off on Thursday. It goes on general release on Oct. 22.

Credit: englishnews@chosun.com
source: Chosun

My Girlfriend is an Agent [ Korean Movie 2009 ]

Genre : Action, Comedy
Starring : Kang Ji-hwan, Kim Ha-neul
Release date : April 23, 2009
Runtime :112 min.
Directed by : Sin Tae-ra


A Russian organized crime group is set out to steal an advanced chemical weapon from Korea and two secret agents are out to stop them. One is a veteran secret agent named AHN Soo-ji who is a master of all forms of martial arts and envied by her comrades. Another is a rookie named LEE Jae-joon who’s never been out on the field and always goofs up on the job. The two agents don’t know each other’s secret identity. All that they know is that they hate each other. As a couple that is... Soo-ji and Jae-joon were once a passionate couple until Jae-joon couldn’t take her lies anymore. But all Soo-ji was trying to do was hide her secret identity. Nonetheless, the two went on their separate ways and by coincidence bump into each other years later while out on the job. As the two work out their screwy relationship, they go behind each other’s backs to fulfill their mission to save the world.

Source http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr


Lee Min-ho to Meet Japanese Fans

Lee Min-ho
, the star of the hit drama "Boys Over Flowers,'' is holding his first fan meeting in Japan.

The 22-year-old actor has visited other Asian countries, including Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia, for promotional events before, and this time he will meet his Japanese fans at "Minoz JAPAN First Event'' in Tokyo on Nov. 26.

The event was to be held only once, but with tickets selling out quickly, organizers decided to hold a couple more. Specific dates and venues of the additional events were not confirmed.

Before the actual fan meeting, Lee will also appear on talk shows and mini-concerts during the Korea Entertainment Festival, which will be held at Universal Studios Japan, Nov. 22. On Nov. 25, Lee will attend an autograph event for his first photo essay "Yeo, Travel with MINHO.''

Lee shot to stardom as the handsome and arrogant Goo Jun-pyo, depicting the Japanese cartoon character with the same dark curls and smile. The drama, along with the cast including Lee, Kim Beom, Kim Hyun-joong and the heroine Ku Hye-sun, captivated fans in Korea and Asia.

Credit to
: Han Sang-hee (sanghee@koreatimes.co.kr)
source: koreatimes.co.kr