It sure looked like all of Korea’s best performers gathered to party on the Mnet Countdown show on October 23. Oh well, maybe i am missing Lee Hyori. Here are some highlights to that very happening music chart countdown show! Guess who was photographed the most?! 😉
Let’s see…who should i start with…okay, the rising gods…
Seoul Fashion Week kicked off on the 15th October, 2008. Top Korean designers will present their 09 spring / summer collections for 8 days at the Seoul Trade Exhibition Center (SETEC), Daechi-dong, southern Seoul.
Actress Lee Yeon Hee on the catwalk
Fashion shows for men’s wear will run from Oct 18 – 19 and for women’s wear, Oct 21 – 25. Asian designers will get to show off their creations on the catwalk on Oct 20.Men’s wear designers will include Chang Kwang-hyo, Park Jong-chul, Song Hye-myung, Park He-rin, Kim Seo-ryong, Song Zio, Park Sung-chul, Lee Ju-young and Seo Eun-gil.
Women’s wear designers include Song Jain, Gee Choon-hee, Lee Young-hee, An Yoon-jung and Cho Sung-kyong.
Lee Yeon Hee (East of Eden) & Jung Kyeo Woon (Women in the Sun) modeling for designer Cho Sung-kyong at Seoul Fashion Week
09 S/S Seoul Collection – designer Jeong Hoon Jung (정훈종) Designer An Yoon Jung’s dresses
Just when i thought Rain could do no wrong in the eyes of Korea, i read headlines in a Korean website that singer Rain and DBSK are under heavy criticism for their erotic songs.
Top news & Editors Choice: Rain & DBSK makes the headlines & are criticized
Rain’s 5th album title track Rainism is said to have sexual connotations and the cane Rain uses at the end of the dance (which he refers to as a “magic stick”) suggest sexual innuendos.
The problematic part of the Rainism song?
“떨리는 네 몸 안을 돌고 있는 나의 magic stick 더 이상 넘어갈 수 없는 한곌 느낀 body shake make it Rainism The Rainism 내 몸을 느껴 버렸어”
“My magic stick is spinning in your shivering body. You can’t go beyond my body shake. Make it Rainism The Rainism feel my body.”
Also, the part where Rain sings “I’m gonna be a bad boy” is not well received by the public.
The lyrics for Dong Bang Shin Ki‘s 4th album MIROTIC song has been analyzed and it was found that the words “crystal” refered to the male sperm and “red ocean” symbolizes the women’s hymen. Thus MIROTIC’s “I got you under my skin” is highly sexual as well.
Rain and DBSK have always been portraying a sexy image. But did they just cross the line with their new songs?
Tone it down guys, if you still want parents to let their teenage kids go to your concerts!
Hyun Bin and Song Hye Kyo at the Worlds Within Press Conference in Seoul
The cast of Worlds Within came out for a press conference at Seoul’s JW Marriott Hotel on the 20th Oct. This highly anticipated drama which stars Hyun Bin (My Lovely Samsoon) and Song Hye Kyo (Full House) will start airing on KBS in Korea on 27 October.
KBS! This means those who subscribe to KBS World on Astro (here in Malaysia) will probably get to see this 16-episode drama soon! Yay! At least something cool is happening on KBS.
There will be a Pink Film Festival (only for women) from the 1 – 28 November in South Korea. Check out the cute poster. However, this film festival is especially for the adult female.
Movies screened in this film festival are independent movies, unique to Japan (whatever that means, sorry, my Korean translation skills leaves room for much improvement). Budget for these movies do not exceed 30 million Korean Won.
I think males are only allowed on opening day and on Wednesdays where it’s “Couples Day”.
Well, this is a first i’ve heard of a Film Festival especially for women. Interesting concept and if there were one in Malaysia, i hope they show lots of romantic comedies and chick flicks! However, this festival seems non-mainstream. Movies look very arty and some even erotic. No wonder it is only for ADULT females.
Sultry: In-seo goes for the arched back and wind-in-the-hair effect
She graced the cover of January’s Maxim (Korean edition) and now, she’s making news again for appearing in the erotic fantasy TV movie Arabian Nights 2 a.k.a One Thousand and One Nights 2 (천일야화2).
Kim In-seo (23), the chick who even got K-popped! readers a buzzin‘, is being noticed for her fantastic fashion sense in the movie aired on the OCN cable channel (South Korea).
All for fashion: ‘Dang, these earrings are huge… it has caught in my hair’
The dresses, accessories and shoes she dons in the flick has stirred up much interest from viewers….I’m not so sure that that‘s the only reason people are talking about it. Maybe it’s me, but “erotic fantasy” sorta got my attention there ;-).
Arabian Nights 2 is on every Monday and Tuesday at 12am. Mmm hmm, it’s the kind of show…er, not suitable for the young ones.
Wanna drink?: Waiting for someone to share a nightcap with
Mystery: A shroud of uncertainty fills the air as In-seo sits prettily in her sexy dresses