Friday, May 31, 2013


Kimchijjigae is typical of spicy and hot food in Korea.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

'We Got Married' Filming Locations To Visit In Korea

In "We Got Married," a popular television variety show that sets up virtual marriages between K-Pop singers, actors, and other celebrities, the TaecGui couple, Khuntoria couple, and YongSeo couple each displayed their romantic chemistry on the show.
Most recently, in "We Got Married: Global Edition," 2PM's Taecyeon and Taiwanese actress Gui Gui (Wu Ying Jie) have been displaying an awkward yet adorable relationship on screen. The two stars first met in a shoe café, where they made the audience burst into laughter as the two of them were forced to chug down a cup of hot cocoa after Taecyeon said "Cheers!"
Inside the shoe café, Taecyeon also helped Gui Gui put on a pair of silver shoes that she really adored. Taecyeon later bought the shoes as a gift for Gui Gui, showing her that he's not a scrooge!
If you want to visit the shoe café where Taecyeon and Gui Gui first met, you'll have to visit Chougabi Café, which is located in Bundang-gu. The shoe café is a "shop in shop" that is structured as both a shoe store and a café. While you're there, maybe order a cup of hot cocoa like Taecyeon and Gui Gui did!
[Address] 578 Baekhyun-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea
[Directions] Exit 1 Pangyo Station (Sinbundang Line), take Bus 390 at Pangyo Station North (판교역북편), get off the bus at Sinbaekhyun Elementary School (신백현초등학교, four stops away), walk straight, then turn right at next corner, arrive at Chougabi café on left
[Official Website]
Other than the TaecGui couple, 2PM Nichkhun and f(x) Victoria have also been one of the most-loved couples by far. Remember when the two lovely idols spent days during their virtual marriage inside a cozy home?
The house that Nichkhun and Victoria lived in as a couple is located in Seodaemun-gu. To visit Khuntoria couple's home, it costs about $5 (5,000 KRW) as an entrance fee, and if you want to stay at the house for the night, it costs about $150 (150,000 KRW) per couple.
Fans who have visited the Khuntoria house say that the landlord who takes care of the house is a kind ahjumma (middle-aged lady) who is also a Khuntoria fan! She has nicely kept many of the things the Khuntoria couple used during their virtual marriage, including pictures they took as well as the same bed the two slept in!
If you want to visit the Khuntoria house, fans advise that it is best to take a taxi, since walking directions to the house is very complicated, and the house may be hard to find.
[Address] 200-49 Yeonhee-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 서대문구 연희동 200-49)
[Directions] If you let the taxi driver know the Korean address of the place, they'll be able to take you there![Phone Number] 010-6238-8669
Last but not least, the YongSeo couple (CNBlue's Jung Yong Hwa and Girls' Generation's Seohyun) has also been adored by international fans. One of the fans' favorite memories of the two was when they went to a café to eat lunchboxes from the olden days.
At the café, the two young stars also ordered drinks for one another. Seohyun ordered a jujube latte for Yonghwa, and she herself had a Chinese herb latte as well. The café is called MissLeeCafe and is located in Insadong. If you want to eat the same food that the Yongseo couple ate, a lunchbox costs only $5.50 (5,500 KRW).

[Address] 2nd Floor of 144 Street, Gwanhoon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
[Directions] Exit 6 Anguk Station (Line 3), walk straight until you spot Crown Bakery, MissLeeCafe is located on the second floor[Business Hours] 10 a.m. to midnight
Next time you're in Korea, don't forget to travel like your favorite WGM couple! ♥

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Henry Lau is SM Entertainment's Newest Solo Artist
The wait is finally over!  In a surprise announcement of a grand debut of a solo artist, SM Entertainment earlier today, May 28th, put out teasers that they will be revealing SMTown's newest solo artist.  It got all fans of SMTown artists excited and speculating as to who the mysterious person is.
Decked with tattoos reading "Noizebank" and "Henry" all over his youthful frame, Super Junior-M'sHenry Lau is officially announced as SM Entertainment's newest solo star. The road to this solo debut has been long for Henry, while he has made significant contributions and accomplishments while standing in the background.  Henry is a multi-talented artist -- being able to play various instruments and gaining respect with his self-composed songs featured in SM Entertainment albums being part of the composer group 'Noizebank'. He also took a short break to pursue studies at Berklee College in the USA, to further hone his musical talents. 
The Canadian bred Hong Kong national talented musician is also known to be proficient in many languages, being able to speak Mandarin, Korean, Cantonese, Japanese, French and of course English.  Hence, his solo debut is expected to gain international attention.The young artist's talent and cute and vibrant image are quick formulas for his anticipated success.
Henry's solo album titled 'Trap' will be released digitally on June 7th.  He will also take part in album promotions internationally.
Congratulations and good luck to you Henry!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


2NE1 CL Releases 'The Baddest Female' MV [VIDEO]
2NE1 leader CL released her solo title song, "The Baddest Female" music video!
On May 28, YG Entertainment released CL's "The Baddest Female" music video online.In just 3 hours after its release it ranked number 1 on 9 real-time charts, showing its popularity.
The music video featured CL's unique style and concept and also featured other YG artists including Big Bang members G-Dragon and Taeyang.
Many fans stated that the song and style of music was very 'CL-like'. 
CL will make her solo debut stage this weekend on SBS "Inkigayo."
 Check out CL's Baddest MV below:

Monday, May 27, 2013


'Running Man' Kim Soo Hyun-Song Ji Hyo Towel Date, 'Jealous Gary'
Kim Soo Hyun and Song Ji Hyo's sweet towel date aroused jealousy in Gary.
In SBS "Running Man" aired today, Kim Soo Hyun came out as a guest.
As a game, he played rock-paper-scissors with Song Ji Hyo of the opposing team, and the losing team members flew into the water. In order to make the game more breathtaking, Song Ji Hyo covered their game with a towel.
When the atmosphere changed from a game one to a date-like one, Gary could not keep his eyes off them and revealed envy.
Kim Soo Hyun finally won the game and Lee Kwang Soo said, "Make her fall deeper in love with you," arousing laughter.


Akdong Musician decides to join YG Entertainment
K-Pop Star 2 winners Akdong Musician have finally made their decision among the Big Three agencies - they are going to join YG Entertainment.
The loveable brother-sister duo gained attention on the second season of the reality audition program K-Pop Star for their natural charisma and catchy, original songs.
Even though they are young, composer and lyricist Lee Chang-hyuk is 16 while his vocalist little sister just turned 14, they have already have eight singles chart on the Gaon and Billboard charts - two of which reached the number one spot.
With a very different approach to the artistry of music and an appearance quite off from the 'idol standard,' the young pair took quite a bit of time to consider their agency choice carefully.
A press released from YG Entertainment on May 23 confirmed their decision, although details of the deal have not yet been made public.
The statement read, "Although we can't reveal the specific details of the contract, we have met with Akdong Musician and their parents and have completed the negotiations for the contract, and will be finalizing it within a few days."
The siblings responded to questions about their ultimate decision by saying, "We thought that the place that could support our music the best is YG. We want to make even better music in a good environment."
Even before the announcement was made, there was a lot of speculation about which company Akdong Musician would eventually join. The Big Three agencies each have a unique quality about them and their musicians.
SM Entertainment seemed like a rather unlikely choice because of their strong focus on idol groups - they have some of the biggest, most successful, and most attractive groups in K-Pop (Super Junior, Girls' Generation, EXO, et al). While SME is very successful and very good at the type of music they produce, it is a long way off from the musical stylings of Akdong Musician.
JYP Entertainment has been under a lot of scrutiny lately for mis-management, but CEO and founder Jin Young Park does have a track record of training and bringing up some of the best (and youngest) idols of today. Akdong Musician, however, are not looking for training - they already have the talent and are looking to keep their own personal style.
Akdong Musician needed a label that would give them the freedom to not only create their own music as they have been, but allow them to be original. YG Entertainment is well known for the uniqueness of their artists and a hands on approach to the music - most of the acts are heavily involved in the music creation process.
It, then, came as no big shock when Akdong Musician ultimately decided to join the ranks of Big Bang,Psy, 2NE1, Epik High, and Lee Hi at YG Entertainment.
Even with the scandal behind the previous season's K-Pop Star participants the Su Pearls signing to YG and ultimately being dropped in favor of Lee Hi's solo career, YG CEO Yang Hyun-suk has proven he can turn a 16-year-old girl with some impressively original pipes into a star in only a matter of months.
Akdong Musician fans around the world are excited about the decision and cannot wait to hear new music from them soon under their new label. Congratulations, Akdong Musician!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Big Bang G-Dragon and Taeyang Confirmed for 2NE1 CL's Solo MV

Big Bang G-Dragon and Taeyang Confirmed for 2NE1 CL's Solo MV
Big Bang members G-Dragon and Taeyang have been confirmed to appear in 2NE1 CL's first solo music video.
Officials stated that G-Dragon and Taeyang wanted to support CL's first solo debut and decided to appear in her music video.
CL will finally be coming out with a solo album after debuting from 2NE1 4 years ago. After CL's comeback, the group will be making a comeback altogether as well. This proves to be an exciting summer as top YG artists make their comeback.
YG Entertainment has not released any teaser photos or videos for CL's debut album, making fans very curious to see what style she will be bringing out.
With CL coming back, it will be a battle of the female solo singers as singers Seo In Young, Ivy, Lee Hyori and more have made their comebacks as well.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Girls' Generation's Jessica graces Vogue Girl Magazine

Girls' Generation's ice princess graces the June issue of Vogue Girl Magazine.

Check out more photos below.

Monday, May 20, 2013

TVXQ Successfully Completes Malaysia Concert for World Tour


Group TVXQ held a successful concert in Malaysia with their fans.
 TVXQ held their 'TVXQ Live WORLD TOUR 'CATCH ME' in Kuala Lumpur at the Malawati Stadium and melted the hearts of fans.
They sang many of their hit songs including "Rising Sun", "Catch Me, "Humanoids" and more for a total of 26 songs. They also performed individual performances and showed off each of their unique talents.
Throughout the whole concert, fans held up their red glow sticks and sang along with the group. The fans also took out purple glow sticks during the performance of "Purple Line" and surprised the group.
A day before the concert on May 17, fans were seen at the airport waiting to greet the group upon arrival. TVXQ also held a press conference where they revealed their thoughts on coming back to Malaysia as well. They apologized for taking so long to comeback to Malaysia. It has been 6 years since their last visit. 
TVXQ also stated that everything from the stage layout to the venue was all so that they could be more intimate with their fans. They felt that because they were gone for so long that they should try and be as close their fans as possible. They also worked on their Malay in order to communicate with their fans as well. They also stated that they had worked hard for their solo performances as well so that they could show their fans another side to them.


SNSD's SM Everysing I Got A Boy Pictures

'I Got A Boy' individual photos of Girls' Generation for SM Everysing have been revealed and uploaded online. One of Tiffany's fansite 'StayFany' uploaded the high quality scans of the group's "I Got A Boy' pictures.

The group members displayed various images in their photos. Check it out below.

However, Tiffany revealed that the group is preparing for their new album as well as their unit group 'TaeTiSeo'.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Girls' Generation releases Love & Girls PV

Check out the full PV of Girls' Generation's new Japanese song titled "Love and Girls"

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Shinhwa releases "The Classic" album

Legendary group Shinhwa, who’s celebrating their 15th anniversary in the industry, is finally making a comeback with their 11th album ‘The Classic’. 

The album features the title song “This Love”, which is said to be a gift to Shinhwa by Lee McCutcheon, Andrew Jackson, and James Flannigan, who were also in charge of Shinhwa’s previous hit, “Venus”.

Shinhwa Company stated, “Shinhwa’s 11th album is a piece of work in which we tried to add new stuff on top of the group’s original color. We also added some dance songs, that has been representing Shinhwa, and some popular songs trying to make this the best album ever.”

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

LUNAFLY Captured Fans' Hearts in Singapore Showcase

In a showcase held on 12th May at Hard Rock Cafe, attended by over 300 fans from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and more, LUNAFLY showed fans what they are made of. Saying that they always act like their own selves on and off the stage, fans can definitely see how Sam, the leader, leads the group in the show while Yun, the youngest member, was very quiet throughout the show, only talking when prompted. Teo, the moodmaker, talked non-stop, entertaining fans with his cute antics and random English words, which Sam dubbed as Tinglish (short for Teo's English). With these three characters combined, together with their vocals and harmonization, they definitely captured fans' heart by the end of the night.
Singing over 18 songs in the showcase that spanned over 2 hours, LUNAFLY serenades the fans with their original songs such as Clear Day Cloudy Day, Seeing You or Missing You, One More Step and What's Your Name as well as the three new tracks from their first full-length album, which is Fly to Love, Van Gogh and also Innocent and Young. Being a group well-known for doing covers, they also performed Justin Bieber's Baby, Train's 50 Ways to Say Goodbye, and Bruno Mars' Locked Out of Heaven, just to name a few.
Fans in Singapore were extremely enthusiastic, singing along to each and every songs that the boys performed. At one particular moment, when the fans sang Super Hero along with the members, Sam commented how that gave him goosebumps as that song is extremely important for them, it being their debut song. And as a gift to fans in Singapore, the boys also sang Endless Road, originally sung by a Singaporean singer JJ Lin.
To mark the end of the showcase, the boys of LUNAFLY sang a medley of One Direction songs and even went down the stage to be closer to the fans. Right after the showcase ended, over 150 VIP ticket holders got the chance to take a photo with LUNAFLY to keep as a keepsake of a memorable night.