Misc. Hallyu

New Year Wishes

 

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In the world of Hallyu, 2014 was a sad year.

Although we are leaving it all behind, we will continue to carry memories in our hearts as we look to a new year filled with hope, love, and many special promises.

My wish for you is that 2015 will be a year ‘for the books’ – may it be one of the best yet! May you reach your goals, and make your dreams a reality.

Always remember to enjoy the ride…and never forget to smile. 🙂

So long, 2014. It’s been real!

❤ Jeni

xx

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My Fav. K-Celebs Vol. 5

6-A: Gong Hyo Jin

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Born: 4 April 1980
Sign: Aries

What you may know her from:

Movies:
You Are More Than Beautiful
577 Project
Crush and Blush
Family Ties

Dramas:
It’s Okay, That’s Love
Master’s Sun
The Greatest Love
Pasta

Gong Hyo Jin has a very naturalistic way about her, and she adapts to various roles with much ease. I’ve enjoyed seeing her on the screen, which is why she is on my list of favorites! With Hyo Jin, I appreciate the fact that she doesn’t necessarily take on conventional or stereotypical roles. She’s not afraid to try things outside of the box. There are many films and dramas that I have yet to see, but will be watching simply because I enjoy her acting very much.

Fun little fact…Gong Hyo Jin sang a duet with My Q! Check it out:


Other notable achievements:

Gong Hyo Jin has been noted for her fashion sense and style. She even has her own line of apparel and shoes.

In 2011, she served as one of the ambassadors for the Year of Friendship between Australia and South Korea.

Gong has won over 2 dozen awards since her acting debut in 2001.

6-B: Jung Jihoon A.k.a. Rain

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Born: 25 June 1982
Sign: Cancer

What you may know him from:

Movies:

The Prince
Soar Into the Sun/Return to Base (R2B)
Awaken the Dragon
Ninja Assassin
I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK

Dramas:

My Lovely Girl
The Fugitive: Plan B
Full House
Sangdoo, Let’s Go to School!

Discography (Korean & Japanese):

2002: Bad Guy
2003: Rain 2
2004: It’s Raining
2006: Rain’s World
2006: Eternal Rain (Japanese)
2006: Early Works (Jap. comp.)
2008: Rainism
2010: Back to the Basic (EP)
2014: Rain Effect

Rain is a diverse, and multi-talented entertainer…not to mention, easy on the eyes! 😉 But more than anything, I have so much respect for his ambition, drive, and determination. He’s self made through hard work and blood, sweat, and tears. I was first introduced to him through the movie Ninja Assassin. My husband wanted me to watch it with him, and I am soooo glad I did; what a performance! (I may have to watch it again soon 😉 ) At the time, I had not been bitten by the hallyu bug yet, so I didn’t know that he was also a singer/songwriter and dancer! When it comes to his acting skills, I think he’s great! I love his expressions and the way he so passionately portrays each of his characters. As for his music, I really enjoy his husky voice. It’s very deep and sexy, but I also love when he sings in falsetto, too! If you have never listened to his music, here’s your chance!

Here are a couple of his songs:

And

…and one more for good measure~!

Other notable achievements:

Rain was a host of the KBS music show, Music Bank (2002-2004), and co-hosted Soulmate on KBS with Kang Ho Dong (2002-2003). He has also guest starred on many variety shows including 2 Days, 1 Night, Running Man, and Happy Camp. He even had his own reality show, Rain Effect (2014). Rain has won more than 50 awards (music and drama/film) since his debut in 2002, and has the proven ability to keep us entertained.

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Photo Credits:
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mrsmagornak

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Choi Minho Receives Popularity Award at the 2014 MBC Entertainment Awards

 

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On the 29th of December in Korea, Minho of SHINee was presented with the Popularity Award at the 2014 MBC Entertainment Awards show.

According to shineee.net,

While accepting the award, Minho expressed his gratitude to the staff of “Show! Music Core” and promised to show an even cooler image in the future. As he concluded his speech, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun and EXO’s Chen and Tao could be seen cheering for their fellow SMTown colleague from the audience.

Many congrats to Choi Minho and his effervescent flaming charisma!

 

 

Credit:
shineee.net

Photo Credit:
MBC

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M/V of the Day~ Starship Planet – White Love

 

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Starship Planet featuring K.will, Soyou [from Sistar], and Jeongmin [from Boyfriend] – White Love:

 

Wishing you the happiest of holidays, and a very Merry Christmas!

Please feel free to share your comments below! You can also chat with me on twitter @fangurl_365 and on Facebook by clicking here!

 

Photo Credit:
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Misc. Hallyu

Monday Message From Jeni~

 

Hi Everyone!

Although I kept the blog semi-active over the past week (thank God for scheduling!), I wasn’t active much more than that. Last night I flew in from spending Christmas with my family, and am down with strep throat and a major cold. I’ve got a couple of things scheduled through tomorrow, but hope to be back with interesting news, tidbits, and reviews within the next few days.

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas, and a wonderful holiday season!

Much love from me to you…

~Jeni

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