New May Drama Lineups: Return of Lee Min Ho, JYJ Yoochun, Jang Nara, Yoon Eun Hye and Others to the Small Screen

I am just really excited for Lee Min Ho’s come back! 🙂 I’ve been waiting for City Hunter since March but since it was moved… I have to wait for May.

Yoon Eun Hye’s Lie To Me, I am wishing that show all the best! ^^ I hope it will be aired also here in the Philippines.

And lastly, for Hong sisters new show that looks like a drama from WE GOT MARRIED, for sure just like their other series… it would be a big hit! 🙂 Daebak.!

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May is the month of spring fever and romance. Fierce spiteful women turn into delicate soft-hearted creatures as do our small screen characters. Money and inheritance takes the back seat to love. Six new dramas are slated for May premieres, and viewers can anticipate the comeback of several top celebrities, as well as the return of star screenwriters. Fans can happily pick and choose which dramas to watch depending on their tastes.

KBS2 Mon/Tues Baby-Faced Beauty (Airs May 2nd) – Bright Girl’s Success Story once more?

Most Korean drama female protagonists have a tendency to lack something – whether it be money or family or something else depends on the plot – and the story revolves around how this female lead was able to conquer all obstacles and find happiness. Baby-Faced Beauty’s So Young (Jang Nara) is a 34 year old single woman, a high school graduate, and a credit delinquent. The only thing that works to her advantage is her young looks. Jin Wook (Choi Daniel) plays her love interest. The only thing Jin Wook looks for in a girl is her age – she must not be older than he. The catch? Jin Wook is a young twenty-something year old guy who looks older than he really is. Baby-Faced Beauty­ takes place in the fast-paced fashion world. The real challenge the drama will face is how realistically it will be able to portray the fashion industry.

MBC Wed/Thurs The Best Love (Airs May 4rth ) – Another Hong Sisters hit?

If you’ve been following Korean dramas, you’re probably aware of the Hong sisters. They’ve written mega-popular trendy dramas like Delightful Girl Choon-Hyang (2005), Hong Gil Dong (2008), My Girlfriend is a Nine-tailed Fox (2010), and many others. This time, they work their magic on the topic of celebrity fake marriages. Korean fans are known to be extreme, they’ve even earned the nickname “netizen investigators” (netizen = internet + citizens) for being able to dig celebrities’ veiled pasts. The topic of pretend marriages has also been popular thanks to MBC’s reality show We Got Married. The Best Love centers around former idol star Goo Ae Jung (Gong Hyo Jin) and current A-list actor Dok Go Jin (Cha Seung Won) as they strike a deal to “marry.”

SBS Mon/Tues Lie To Me (Airs May 9th ) – A lie sparked romance?

There have been many dramas in the past where the two leads get entangled in a misunderstanding and eventually fall in love. Yoon Eun Hye’s new drama Lie to Me is one of those dramas. Gong Ah Jung (Yoon Eun Hye) is a level 5 civil servant working for the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. In order to escape the biased views people have towards unmarried woman, she lies and claims she’s married to a well-known hotel CEO Hyun Ki Joon (Kang Ji Hwan). Judging by their previous works like Yoon Eun Hye’s Princes Hours (2006) and Kang Ji Hwan’s My Girlfriend is an Agent, both actors are pretty strong in the rom-com genre; and viewers can expect great bickering on-screen chemistry between these two.

KBS2 Wed/Thurs Romance Town (Airs May 11st) – Suspicious housemaid coming through?!

Chaebols and housemaids are nothing new in Korean drama land. However, most dramas tend to focus on the extravagent lives of chaebols. Romance Town will turn its attention to the maids working for the chaebols. Two beautiful actresses, Sung Yuri of bubble-gum pop girl group Fin.K.L and Min Hyo Rin, will star as housemaids. Sung Yuri plays a third generation housemaid who’s though and relentless, while Min Hyo Rin plays an attractive teenaged housemaid. Additionally, their two bosses, the madams of the house, do not make their lives any easier.

SBS Wed/Thurs City Hunter (Airs May 25th) – Manga + Lee Min Ho = success?

Tsukasa Hojo’s manga City Hunter is finally getting a drama adaptation. His original manga series was published in Japanese manga magazine Boy Jump from 1985 to 1992. The series have sold over a million copies in Korea. Lee Min Ho is no stranger to portraying manga characters. He shot to stardom in 2009 playing Goo Joon Pyo in Boys Before Flowers. However, his City Hunter character is completely different from the former. Lee Min Ho plays Lee Yoon Sung, a MIT graduate who works at the Blue House as part of the National Communications Team. He’s affectionate, caring, and optimistic but battles loneliness. Lee Min Ho is currently busy in Thailand for overseas filming.

MBC Mon/Tues Ripley (Airs May 30th) – Will it meet the expectations?

Ripley has the latest air date out of all the May premiering dramas, and it’s also been making headlines ever since talks about producing it were underway. News about casting JYJ member Park Yoo Chun has fueled much of the anticipations. This melodrama centers around an ambitious woman who does anything and everything she can to gain whatever she wants – that is until her extensive lies catch up to her. Ripley has a much heavier plot than the rest of the spring dramas, which tend to be more trendy and light. Actors Kim Seung Woo, Lee Da Hae, Park Yoo Chun, and Kang Hye Jung have been casted as leads.

Written in Korean by girlalice@soompi; translated by hotshotlover30@soompi
REPOSTED FROM: Soompi.com/news

I NEED A REHAB.

There’s this guy who’s keep on bugging me these days. I just can’t sleep because of thinking of him, I eat too much because of I am stressed because of him. But let me remind, whoever reads this! This is my blog and if this is what I feel, I am asking you to bear with me. My blog is just like a diary where as much as possible I would like to write everything I feel without any pressure or hesitation.

As what I was saying, this guy bothers me so much! And I hate it, how he made me feel this way. I thought I’ll be having this feeling for only 2 months but as what I am seeing, this feeling is already beyond its limits.

I have loved only one guy since childhood. I may have a relationship to others, but I still make assure that my heart and mind is still for that childhood love I had. Well that childhood love and I didn’t have any relationship beyond friendship and I am glad it won’t go any further coz what relationship we have is enough because it’s in that relationship we will stay stronger and longer. (Check the article next to this to view our story.)

So, all along this guy came to my life, UNEXPECTEDLY. Yeah! I actually hated him before, but I must admit that I liked him also, when I FIRST SAW HIM.

When I first saw him, I didn’t know why I like him? He’s small and pudgy. But he have those small eyes and he got the height I’ve always been liking to any guy I had a crush onto. Then when I approached this guy, he was so snobbish who thinks highly of himself. He irritated me after that event! I was actually cursing him because he just stepped into my dignity.

But I learned to understand he’s attitude … It’s because he’s a Chinese that’s why he was like that. He is really frank and talkative. I might hate it first, but I learned to like those characteristics of him as I learn to like him as well. YEAH! I LIKE HIM and I first like his negative attitude and attributes than his positives.

So, how am I going to catch his attention? I used my childhood and also first love’s ever mighty attitude – BULLY/bullying! Yeah? I bully that frank Chinese boy! But not in the mean sense, my best friend and I teased him to the girl he hated most in the class. Oh dear, if you could only see how HAPPY and SINCERE I was in teasing him. JJ J I hope those emoticons are enough for you to imagine my face? He’s really affected with our childish teases like he’s about to explode as he controls his feelings of anger to us. J J Well, I am actually sincere to him when I was teasing him, back that time. For some reasons, I enjoy it too.

Then this bestfriend of mine, was actually a real bully. I don’t know what happened but she captured a picture of mine and this Chinese frank small guy while we were playing something. She uploaded it in facebook and my friends, commented and talk about him. Being a Chinese, he viewed that thingy in such a different way, he said that was a foul thing and commented “By proliferating, … the more reasons for you not to alleviate in this intellectual world. For stupid ones talk about others and intellectual ones talk about ideas. Thank You”.

So he pretended he was mad the next day. Of course I was affected! No matter how I bullied him and even I was not the one who uploaded that thingy on Facebook, he’s still my crush and I was really concerned to him. (If concern is the best adjective to use)

So how my feelings for him grow larger? When he told me to “act like a girl”. In an instant, I understand why Goo Jun Pyo liked Jandi? And I also had a Goosebumps! Because there’s only one guy who can tell me those words, my first and childhood love. But, after hearing those words and that phrase came from his mouth, it stricken my mind as well as my heart. It’s like cupid just hit me with an arrow?

And THE CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE STARTED.

So it looks like this, in an instant… I love SATURDAYS! Why? Because he’s at my back in our sitting arrangement, and I love the time whenever we are talking. When he talks to me, words cannot come properly from my mouth. My heart beats faster whenever I saw him walking towards me. I just cannot concentrate in reviewing my notes because my mind is too full of his NAME.  I drink too much water when he’s near me coz I can’t control my heart beating too much like I am running. My favorite subject is not Math or English it has become HIM. I always look forward to each day we have a class coz I know I will get to see him.

I thought that it will stop from there, and as summer will come I will be able to forget him coz I will be seeing my first and childhood love. But it turns out to be opposite, I missed him even more. I am acting like I desperately want to see him or if not know how’s him. I am not fond of using Facebook because I am more of a Twitter user, but I often go online just to see how is he going. Checking up his wall 5 times a day, that if he ever tries to use a Facebook application to see his wall’s visitors, I ASSURE YOU, I would be his top 1 on his list. I constantly check my online friends that I am not doing before just to see if his online and if I saw him online, I would make noise in the Twitter and Facebook world talking about anything wishing he would read it and put a comment.

Yeah. I need a rehab who can make me forget him. I swear, I need it. Just now, while doing this blog… I saw him online and all the words I must write here, I SUUDENLY FORGOT EVERYTHING.

MEET THE GIRL

There’s this girl who is actually a childish one and has a great love for foreign stuffs especially those of Asians like Koreans, Taiwanese, Thai, and even Chinese. This girl had a relationship three times, but only one of them happened to be a serious one, even at least for her. What’s the matter with this girl; she can never give her heart to anyone else because for her there’s only one guy who holds her heart.

This girl happens to fall for a Filipino-Chinese boy when she was grade 2. That thing may sound like a puppy love but I bet you have to think thrice? Going back, this grade 2 boy will be kept in the name SONNY. So this Sonny, happened to be her closest guy friend, play, teased, laugh, and teach… all the entire child thingy they’ve done before. When they were grade 3, someone did badly to the girl and accused her for breaking a bracelet, this guy named Sonny was like a knight-in-shining armor; defends the girl and comforted her in that darkest time. The girl knows that this Sonny likes her since grade 3, oh well, because this lead girl was really cute and charming way back those years, but I am not saying she looks miserable now. As what I was saying, the girl felt that this Sonny likes her, but still you cannot judge and conclude. They turned grade 4, and the whole story started.

So he likes her! Yes, everyone knows. The adviser, the class president, the vice president, to the weakest link in the class. They are the hottest couple of the class! But since she’s a child it was not a big deal.  They play games, run to there and that even going to the high school department, just to spend time in such a childish way.

In an English class, their teacher asked them to write a letter for a friend. This funny Sonny said, “Hey, What’s your address? I’ll give my letter to you for Teacher Nina’s…” blah… blah… blah… By the way, this girl’s mom is a teacher on their the same school and let’s keep it in Teacher Nina’s name, she’s a math teacher and Sonny happened to be one of his best and favorite student before. So that was his alibi, for this girl’s mom’s sake? And the clueless girl gave her address…

He’s cellphone number is the only number she had. She don’t have any cellphone so she’s just using her dad’s phone to communicate with her friend, Sonny. When her grandmother died, and she can’t attend class the next day, she only texted him that she can attend to class and tell him all her sentiments and sadness that she losts her grandmother.

She’s on the province, mourning for the death of her grandmother when her dad went back in Manila to work. Her dad passed by their house, and got Sonny’s letter (project) to her daughter… along with that are 2 other letters who are also a project her daughter received. She’s sleeping when she got the letter, feeling sleepy she read the letter and kept it again. The only phrase the girl could remember was, “I WANT YOU TO BE MY BESTFRIEND…” If the girl could only go back again to that time she must have memorized the whole letter and keep it properly, because with all her regrets, she lost the letter. Of all the letters she received, Sonny’s letter was lost.

After a week of mourning, everything must go back to its actual world. She texted Sonny she’ll be back, but not detailed; when and what day. So this Sonny missed her so much and he thought she would literally be back on a Monday, the start of a week. He really prepared for it, brushes his hair up and putted a gel, for him to look good. Everyone on the class noticed it, and of course, who wouldn’t think of the reason for his sudden change of look. Sadly, this stupid girl, was absent and missed the chance of seeing the romantic Sonny in his new look. But perseverance of our Sonny is still high, he did the same thing on the Tuesday, and luckily this lucky girl is already present! Urgh! More than saying condolence, all of her classmates talks about what Sonny did the day before? And she was like, shy… That situation just concludes to her all the rumors of him liking her. They’ve been saying “Hey, he writes your name on my autograph as his crush” and showed into her. Her mom telling her, “I’ve got a chocolate form Sonny, take it, I know it’s for you.” … “I’ve got a bag from Sonny, use it”    That day, concluded everything.

He calls her “Kring”, coz he knows from her mom that that’s the how they call her at home. As a revenge of his tease, she called her “dingdong” since his name sounds literally as “dingdong”.

Until one day, a Taiwanese series was aired, the title was METEOR GARDEN. I bet you know this. That was the girl’s first love… first love for a show. That show open up her mind with the thing called LOVE. She became evasive and shy to Sonny until they don’t talk and play the way they did before. Until, Sonny ‘s admiration was given to a girl in the higher level.

That time, she realizes how she likes him and what she had let go. She watched him and her talk to each other. Their fans classmate before turned out to be their fans. Her feeling were kept in her heart, until she graduated gradeschool and turned High-school.

When he had his first girlfriend, she was there, they aren’t talking anymore… nor greet each other a hi or hello. But the girl’s feeling never fades, it has always been there. When her first girlfriend and him broke up, she was there. When he courted the girl again when they are sophomores, she’s still there. Loving him in silence, yet this time was different. She acted like a friend to him and that day onwards, marks the continuation of the friendship they once had, for her. They fought for almost a year, 10 months to be exact, make up again when they were Junior high-school and continue with what they had when they were grade school. He became his friend-nemy. He teased her non-sense, that of you’ll look at them you’ll love their teasing that actually looks like bullying. That never ends until Senior high-school, where Sonny fall for the girl’s closest friend. Of course, she is her friend, and she is his friend. She became their best fan and supporter truthfully and sincerely.

They were his closest and most loved person other than his parents and family. She is sad, when their relationship is in waves. She is happy when they are in clouds. She loved them together and wishes him and her the best that they will stand strong. But there’s still the fact that can’t be erased that there’s the feelings she is keeping inside her heart and to prove that it’s no child love nor admiration she let him to be happy, well she can’t do anything as well than to support them.

On the other hand, she had her first boyfriend, she don’t really love the boy it was just pure crush feeling but Sonny’s absence from her presence teach her to learn to love this boy. Sonny’s presence as a friend was well felt when she have a feeling of mistrust. She let Sonny spy her boyfriend, in their team Sonny watches her boyfriend, in the online world, Sonny gave her Yahoo Messenger password to caught the boy, he also gave her Friendster password for the same reason. So her dearest boyfriend was like, what’s with this Sonny, is he stalking me or what?

When they had a misunderstanding, Sonny was there to read her stupid crazy hate blogs of her boyfriend. When her boyfriend passed the corridor he’ll look at him then look at her quietly. He didn’t know she can see everything.

But that’s pure friendship, because he’s in a special relationship with her friend. When the girl and his boyfriend broke up, aside from the girl’s girlfriends who comforted her, he was there. He doesn’t have money to buy a load for his cellphone but he asked a load just to text and comforts her. Those 5 messages he sent is kept in her cellphone and really comforted her.

He then texted this girl, with, “Any movie you want to watch in the theaters now?” Oops! He’s still in a relationship with her friend, this shows how she and her friend are. She answered, “Why?” then to make this story short. Her friend, was annoyed ate her that she and Sonny had a date while they can’t but still before they had that date, she visited seek permission to her friend. They watched Shake Rattle Roll X, drank Zagu together, play an unknown Tom’s World game, ate Tokyo Tokyo… she really had fun and totally forgot the pain of her first break up. How could she couldn’t forget the break-up’s pain when she’s with the guy she loved for the past years truthfully? How could she couldn’t forget the break-up’s pain when that moment she was like flying in the clouds? How could she couldn’t forget the break-up’s pain when it’s like the happiest day of her life and she could die already after that day. (December 30, 2008)

The girl had secret relationship, and a fling but none of those could make her happy. It’s like someone holds her heart and she can’t give it to anyone else.

Her friend and Sonny break – up, and of course she is there for her friend, wanting to fix their relationship she really admired. Until now, she still hopes the same. She couldn’t be happier for her friend if they will get back together.

They are already college, studying in different universities, and they meet occasionally in a year. No matter how long they hadn’t seen each other, the bond is still the same though he really matured in attitude. She still loves him. Her friend still loves him. She and her friend both love him.

She explores life happily then one day, there’s a transferee to their department who’s a pure Chinese. This Chinese boy was extremely boastful, and annoying… let’s keep his name in Allen. The first time she laid her eyes on him, she already know that she likes him, when they approached him, he extremely think of himself too high that he even scolded her and her friend. She once hated this Allen so much secretly, but when he got to know this Alex, she falls for him more than how she was admired by him when she first saw him. This Alex, was a lot like Sonny… in every aspect, in all the goals and outlook in things. (The end)

By: Krizia Maranan

YONG HWA AND SHIN HYE’S Festival drama update

FANS OF THE ‘YONGSEO’ and ‘SUKKIEHYE’ COUPLE MUST WATCH AND SUPPORT THIS SHOW.
Though, at first I was annoyed, because this drama is one of the reasons why the YongSeo couple must be seperated, and after getting too hooked to Jang Geun Suk – Park Shin Hye team up… as they fangirl. I decided to be up-high in supporting this drama.

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Fans will get the chance to rename the upcoming MBC drama Festival starring Jung Yong Hwa and Park Shin Hye. Log onto MBC’s homepage (www.imbc.com/broad/tv/drama/new_drama) anytime between March 30th to April 10th to participate. A lucky few will get the chance to win goodies – anything from signed CNBlue CDs to Park Shin Hye’s personal belongings.

This contest is the perfect opportunity for die-hard fans to show off their creativity. Representatives of the production claimed, “We want to differentiate our drama from existing mellow dramas about young love. We are anticipating a lot of clever and witty titles that will fit well with our dramas. The production staff is hoping many people, regardless of age, participate.”

It’s been two years since Jung Yong Hwa and Park Shin Hye have acted alongside each other in You’re Beautiful (2009), and Shin Woo-Mi Nam fans are anxiously waiting for these two to finally pair up. Festival, soon to be renamed, is about young love, friendships and dreams and takes place in at an arts college. It’s pilot episode will air June 22nd.

Cr: Soompi

Written in Korean by girlalice@soompi; translated by hotshotlover30@soompi

The “Yongseo Couple” comes to an end on We Got Married 2

GOODBYES HAVE NEVER BEEN EASY.

And I can’t believe that I haven’t seen the ending ( coz I dont want to) but I stillfeel the sadness as I read the article form soompi.
As they ended, I made a simple tribute for my favorite couple. 😦

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The song Yong Hwa composed for Seo Hyun in an english version.
* read the article afterwards*


The beloved “Yongseo couple” officially ended their marriage on the latest episode of MBC’s “We Got Married 2”. Their last day was divided into two parts, and in the previous episode, the couple received the mission to ‘present the happiest day to one another’.

Yonghwa and Seohyun agreed to go back to where they first met, and relived their memories by visiting the MBC lobby as well as CNBLUE’s practice room.

When they were in the practice room, Seohyun presented Yonghwa with a special surprise! She had practiced arduously to learn more guitar chords so that she could sing and perform their ‘banmal song’. Yonghwa smiled as he listened to his wife shyly sing and play for him. Yonghwa later gave Seohyun a pink guitar that she wanted in addition to flowers and a large teddy bear, Seohyun returned the favor by giving Yonghwa a storybook of their time together on the show.

Seohyun previously stated that she wouldn’t cry but she shed her tears when reminiscing about their time on the show. They initially said their goodbye’s but Seohyun came out for one last bow to which Yonghwa gave her a hug.

CONFIRMED: The Main Cast of the Hong Sisters Upcoming Drama Best Love

It’s just too sad, that Lee Seung Gi was the first choice for the lead character here, yet for some reasons he dropped this drama.

But still, because I love hong sisters, i am still anticipating for this drama a lot :”> Especially, it is like a We Got Married in a drama. 🙂

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It’s a done deal! After a week or so of mostly confirmed MBC reports, news outlets are now fully reporting that the upcoming Hong Sisters drama Best Love (formerly The Discovery of Affection) will star Cha Seung Won, Gong Hyo Jin, Yoon Kye Sang, and Yoo In Na. Whew, I didn’t realize I was holding this pent up breath until now. No doubt about it – this is my most anticipated Spring drama in the slew of new dramas coming in May.

I am almost incoherent with excitement just typing this all out. Anyways, as a treat for Cha Seung Won fans everywhere, below are some stills of the the sexy man himself, who returned to his model roots and walked the runway yesterday for the F/X Spring/Summer collection.

Don’t ask me how Cha Seung Won makes horrific clothing like that look smoking on him, even if I worry he’s about to start speaking Russian at any moment.

As for the drama, supposedly Gong Hyo Jin plays an over-the-hill girl band member who enters into a variety show pretend marriage with Cha Seung Won’s top male star, who so happens to be the secret ex-boyfriend of Yoo In Na’s character, who is Gong Hyo Jin’s bandmate in the same girl band. Yoon Kye Sang is a doctor of Oriental medicine who somehow gets involved with these three stars. Best Love is set to premiere on May 9 on MBC following Royal Family.

[Credit: Yonhap news]