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[05.26.10] Rival Girl Groups SNSD’s Taeyeon vs Wonder Girls’ Sunye… Graduated from Same Highschool!

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SNSD’s Taeyeon expressed her nervousness in regards to recent Wonder Girls comeback.

In the airing of KBS 2TV ‘Win Win’ on May 25th, Taeyeon jokingly expressed her discontentment as the Wonder Girls (Sunye, Sohee, Hyelim, Yoobin and Yeeun) made an appearance: “I didn’t see any of these flowers when SNSD members made an appearance on this show!”

Kim Seungwoo replied, “But Taeyeon–you’re a flower!” in which Taeyeon responded with a laughter. Moreover, Taeyeon greeted Wonder Girls with a warm welcome: “We’re not rivalries at all, Sunye and I graduated from the same high school. Congratulations on the comeback.”

Meanwhile, when Kim Seungwoo was asked to choose between SNSD and Wonder Girls, he responded, “I choose Wonder Generation.” 2PM’s Wooyoung also responded, “I choose So Nyuh Girls” which caused everyone to burst into laughter.

Translation: Minsuk@followtheflow.wordpress.com
Source: NewsEn

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May 26, 2010 at 2:09 am

[05.14.10] Tiger JK and Yoon Mi-Rae Attends Fan Signing Event

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[NewsEn Reporter: Park Saeyon]

“Hip-hop couple” Tiger JK and Yoon Mi-Rae attended a fan signing event together.

The fan signing event was held in the afternoon of May 16th at AK Mall’s suwon station where the fans had the opportunity to meet Tiger JK and Yoon Mi-Rae.

Currently active as exclusive models for the global media PC company called Moneual, the two visited the Moneual shop subsequently following their fan meeting.

Moneual representative stated, “This particular fan signing event was planned as part of our event to show appreciation for our customers… In addition to their unique individuality, the couple’s natural and happy lifestyle is surely providing a bright image for Moneual.”

Translation: Minsuk@followtheflow.wordpress.com
Source: NewsEn


Check out the hip-hop duo’s 30 second CF here!

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May 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm

[05.10.10] Epik High’s Tablo, “Depression is integrated into my life”

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[MaxMovie Reporter = Shin Sangmin]

Epik High’s Tablo confessed about his state of depression which sparked a lot of attention.

Tablo, who has suffered from depression at a very young age, appeared on QTV <Talk Asia> and confessed, “Depression is integrated into my life.”

Talk Asia’s host Anjali Rao asked Tablo to share his story about his depression. Tablo replied, “I don’t know if I ever overcame it… I’m okay though, I’m not crazy.”

Tablo shared his thoughts on the topic of depression, “I think everyone in the modern world is depressed in some way.”

On this show, Tablo not only shared the message and its meaning behind Epik High’s music, but also discussed about the attainment of his 3-year English degree at Standford University within 6 months, as well as Epik High’s second album being unsuccessful which pushed him to study for Law.

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Translator: Minsuk@followtheflow.wordpress.com
Source: MaxMovie


On a side note, I felt the article did not do justice on the interview with Tablo. In my opinion, the most interesting part from the interview (which was unsurprisingly left out in the Korean news article) is Epik High’s struggle with the adversities of Korean media censorship. Epik High is quite notorious for their media censorship due to their lyrics which explore contemporary social issues in Korean culture. If you haven’t watch the episode yet, I highly recommend it!



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May 23, 2010 at 6:58 am

Map the Seoul

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So what’s it like to live in Seoul, a vibrant city with the urban population of over ten million? Although I’ve lived previously in Seoul during my adolescent years, I was too young (or, for lack of a better word, apathetic) to cherish any valuable memories as a child. The few recollections of Korea I still have are squat toilets and… people. Lots of people.

A little about me: I’m Minsuk (Andrew) Noh, and I’m a typical University student currently residing in Alberta, Canada. I was originally born in Seoul, but lived most of my life in Lethbridge ever since my family immigrated to Canada in 2001. My interests and hobbies include listening to music, practicing Tae Kwon-Do and hanging out with my buddies. Sounds typical, doesn’t it?

Yep. Just a typical day in Seoul.

So why am I so interested in Seoul? I was, by accident via YouTube, exposed to Korean mainstream music last summer and subsequently gained strong interest in Korean culture. Although I was raised in a Korean family, I was relatively unfamiliar with the Korean lifestyle as I spent most of my life in North America. I shortly begun to follow various Korean-related blogs and websites such as The Grand Narrative and allkpop and consumed more kimchi in order to feed my Korean cravings. Time flew by as I learned more and more about Korean culture and music, and my desire to visit Korea increased exponentially. I eventually convinced myself to apply for a summer exchange program offered by Yonsei university in Seoul.

Yonsei students. I hope to be as happy as the guy on the right.

My journey to Korea begins June 10 as I will fly over to Korea and stay there for a little less than 2 months. By actively updating this travel blog with my adventures in Korea, I hope to inspire others to learn more about Korea and create a valuable and cherishing memory in Korea.

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May 22, 2010 at 6:38 am

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