Friday, August 31, 2007

Dong Bang Shin Ki rises with The King



The news came out yesterday that the popular group, Dong Bang Shin Ki (TVXQ/DBSK) will be singing the theme song for Bae Yong Joon's latest drama, 'Great King Four Gods' (Tae Wang Sa Shin Gin/ 대왕사신긴). Well, that caused quite a bit of rippple...from both sides.

Fans of BYJ, who are not familiar with the pop scene in Korea are all wondering who they are and scrambling to find out more information. Fans of TVXQ are curious about BYJ's latest drama now. Actually, this is a good move.

Fans of the pop group belong mostly to the young crowd and would be less interested in watching a drama starring Bae Yong Joon (whom they probably feel is way to old for their taste). Fans of BYJ are slightly more matured and is more likely to find the group's mostly fast songs not quite their cup of tea. So now, both groups would be interested to find out more about the other party. Add to the fact that both Bae Yong Joon and TVXQ are popular in Japan and Asia, this can only help both parties in their advancement in Asia.

Dong Bang Shin Ki (동방신기/东方神起/Tohoshinki) roughly means Gods rising from the East. The group debuted in 2004, with the hit song Hug. They were only about 18 years old then. Young right? But most of the artistes in Korea start very young, especially the boy and girl bands.

I once blogged about all these boy bands and confessed that I don't know much about TVXQ as err...they are not really my style leh. Plus the fact that they all seemed to look alike to me with their blond hair. Ok, ok, I know they don't look alike but heck, it took me 6 months to figure the 6 members of Shinhwa. I'm now wondering if it will take me 5 months to get myself familiarise with these 5 boys. Well, maybe it will be a little faster as it's BYJ related. Wahaha! Someone told me to stick their poster on my wall so that I can recognise them. But what will my husband say when he finds me starring intently at these 5 young boys????

But... I got to give this a try, so here goes....

This is Hero (김재중). He's the oldest.


This is Max (심창민). He's the youngest.


This is Mickey (박유천).


This is U-Know (정윤호). He's the leader


This is Xiah (김준수).

They have 3 albums in Korea so far, the last album 'O' was released in Korea last year with at least 3 different versions!!!! Most recently, they also sang the theme song for 'Air City'. I actually rather like the song (which I'm playing now). You can watch the mv of the drama starring Choi Ji Woo and the droolicious Lee Jung Jae here.

They also appeared in the recent Seoul Dream concert and I must say I am impressed with their nifty dance steps. Of course, about half of the audience there was their fans. Wow!

You can catch some of their mvs below and decide if you like their songs. ^^
Balloon
O
Triangle

The theme song for 'Great Kings Four Gods' is entitled 'A Thousand Years Love Song' and you can catch part of it in the news clip here. Sounds rather nice, doesn't it? The composer is Joe Hisaishi, who also composed the beautiful music for 'Howl's Castle' and 'Spririted away'

I am really so happy to be able to finally watch Bae Yong Joon on screen again after a break of 2 years. 10 days more to go!

The Great King rises!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Dancing with Jason Scott Lee in Singapore

I know I promised to write about my 'Dancing' session with Jason Scott Lee next but the past week has just been crazy......Mianhaeyo...

Anyway, I know some of you are waiting to hear about the rest of my story as an 'extra'. So here it is...

Did I mentioned to you that filming is a waiting profession? I did? Well, I'll say it again. It was a long wait from that last scene that I did to the next scene. Long enough to break for dinner. Although, whilst we were waiting, I think there was some filming done but it didn't involved the extras so we weren't allowed anywhere near the filming site.

When we're not needed, we had to wait in the holding area. So there we were, a small group of K crazy people...chatting away...about K drama and actors.....what else could we talk about right? Hehe! Anyway, whilst we were happily chatting away, guess who should walk by?

Yes, you guess it...

Jang Hyuk.......(with his manager of course)

Alamak... we saw him too late...before we know it, he had already gone through another door. What a waste! It seems the main cast wait in the room upstairs. So near and yet so far... Of course that got us all excited and we discussed plans about how to 'break in'. But we never did lah... we very good girls one... ^^

After dinner, there was even more waiting. Though we didn't really mind as we were having so much fun. I think our group was making the most noise and we were probably the smallest group. Hahaha!

And then, the assistant director (at least I think she's the assistant director or maybe she's the director in charge of the extras) came in...picking various people one by one...with request for umbrellas. Hmm.... does that mean that they're filming a raining scene? Who's going to be there? Jason? Fann? Or Jang Hyuk?

One by one, various people were picked. I honestly had no idea then what they were filming or what kind of people they were looking for at that time. It seemed to be really random. All those who were picked never returned....!

And then I was called but first I had to change into my black jacket.

When I reached the set...which was the same setting as this afternoon.. I saw it brightly lit and lots of the extras with umbrellas. Yes, it was a raining scene indeed.

The irony was, it was actually raining in the afternoon, when rain wasn't needed. So we were all a little drenched from filming in the light drizzle in the daytime. And then, when it was all bright and clear at night, rain was needed. Hahaha! But I guess they needed 'controlled' rain.

I must say it's really interesting to see first hand how the rain was reproduced, even though I do know how it is done. In case you didn't know...it involves lots of fire hose. In this case, there was at least 4 hoses. It was a good thing it was raining in the afternoon, so quite a few of us had umbrellas coz I don't think the props department looked into this. Hopefully, the logo on my umbrealla- "Singapore Speedpost" will not be seen. Otherwise, it will become one of those bloopers. Wahaha!

Then I found out..... Jason Scott Lee would be in this scene. Wow! So I will be in the movie with both main leads. Hehe! Not bad.

You know,... the screen (whether TV or movie) is a strange thing. Jang Hyuk appeared rather big on the screen but in reality, he isn't really very big. But he does have a very nice and fit body.

And I always thought Jason Scott Lee isn't very big size but in reality, he's rather tall and big and he has a fit body too. You can see that he really does train hard.

He was dressed all in black for this scene...which I think could be related to the earlier scene we filmed this morning. Don't quote me on this though. I guess I'll know when I watch the movie next year.

So how close would I be to him? Hmmm...

Well, it turned out that I would be rather close to him.

I will be walking past him....just like when I walked past Jang Hyuk in the earlier scene. Only this time, I will be alone.

Oh dear, that means my fat butt will be seen again and this time will be even more obvious, as there's only one fat butt on the screen for that first few seconds. Sigh... I really should have not have eaten that piece of fried chicken from KFC in the afternoon. I am so paying the price for it now.

I was told to walk slowly...

But seriously folks, who walks slowly in the rain, even with an umbrella? I guess only in the reel world. ^^

Anyway, it went much smoothly than expected and after a couple of takes, the director was actually satisfied.

Wow! That's it.

It's a wrap for the day. Earlier than expected. I guess all the crew must have heaved a sigh of relief after the late hours the previous night.

And where was Jang Hyuk and Fann Wong?

It seems they had left as this scene didn't involve them. We guess they must have left whilst either when we were having dinner or whilst we were filming.

And that's it... my first experience as an extra on a hollywood movie. My only regret was I didn't get to 'dance' with Fann Wong. Oh well, maybe another time?

Did I have fun? Totally! Not just because I did get to see Jang Hyuk. But also because I had a chance to see just how the movie world is like...if only for an afternoon.

And after this experience, I have new found respect for many of those behind the scene. Not only for the director, but also the props people, the lighting people, the logistics people etc. A round of applause for these people who work so hard to bring us that few hours of entertainment.

Happy Birthday Bae Yong Joon
It's BYJ's birthday today. I heard he's still busy filming, so I guess he won't be taking that day off. I'm sure the crew will celebrate with him later. This song, 'You are Borned to be Loved' is often played during gatherings and is considered as 'his' song by the fans. It's a beautiful song. Enjoy!

생일 축하합니다, 용준씨..

만이 행복하세요...


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Remyeon 101- FAQ

Hehe! I never expected my post about Ramyeon to generate so much interest. That shows

a) how much K dramas/ movies we watch
b) how much food interests us

Anyway, Han (a Korean who has been visiting my site regularly) has posted some insights to those sought after questions. I'm posting her comments here just in case you people miss it...

1. The metal pot
Most of people eat ramen in the proper bowl, but some lazy people(usually boys) eat ramen straight out of the pot not to wash the bowl. :)

But also if you put the ramen to the new bowl, it's a bit colder than in pot. So if you really want to enjoy ramen pre-warm up the bowl, feel lazy? then just eat straight out of the pot.

2. The lid
It's preventing dripping the noodles and also ramen is too hot to ear right away from the pot. So use the lid you take a short cooling of noodles.

3. The taste
Most Korean prefer 'Nongshim' Brand. If you want to try real Korean ramen go to Korean supermarket and buy nongshim brand. And don't follow the instruction on the ramen package. The time for boiling should be shorter than 3 min and water also should be small amount than the direction.

While you have a first spoonful of noodles, the rest of noodle in the pot will be well done for eating.

4. The chocopie
Actually the orion brand is original. Lotte or other brands are coming to the market quite late after the orion chocopie.

The taste also orion is the best. I wouldn't buy lotte chocopie unless it's really really cheap.



And there you have it... the answers to Korean Ramyeon 101. Btw, her favourite ramyeon is 'bibimmen'. Ok...now I must go find out what it is... ^^

Thanks so much Han!

Dancing around Jang Hyuk in Singapore
T sms me last night.....She's going to be an extra today together with Sab. Wails!!!!!!!!

Sob! Sob! Anyway, I can't be involved even if I do get a call as I have 2 meetings this afternoon back to back. Hopefully there will be a chance later. I know T is already dreaming away...Alright...stop drooling T...and tell me all about it tonight.

I heard that he's moved into another hotel in town...hmmm........

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Dancing with Jang Hyuk in Singapore

THE CALL came on Friday.

Finally, after giving up all hope, I will finally have a chance to 'rub' shoulders with Jang Hyuk the next day. I was told to bring executive and casual wear. Oops, I haven't worn executive suits for a long time. Will I still fit into the pants? *Tiffany sweating away as she digs out her executive suit. Whew...luckily I could...but only just. Ok..no big meals the next day in case my button pops...in the middle of filming. Hahaha!

I was to meet at XX mrt station whereby a bus would pick us up. When I reached there with Urs at 12.30pm, there was already a crowd there. We filled the bus and half of us had to stand. It was really quite interesting as there was a wide rage of 'extras'. From teenagers to ladies to uncles and aunties..the age range from 18+ to 70+.

We reached the filming site after a short ride of about 20 minutes. I found it totally fascinating...with street names, signatures and buildings that looked and sounded familiar---Queen St, Cluny St, Tiger Beer, Chan Brothers.... ^^

Briefing was given to the background- that's us. The extras.

1)No photography of the set or the actors
2)No autograph
3)No talking to the actors

Any violations of the above rules and we will be thrown out immediately. So you will have to excuse me for this post as I have absolutely no photos.

Filming would not start till later in the afternoon as the main cast wasn't quite ready. It seems they were filming till after midnight the day before and got up a little later than expected. So it would be lunch first for us and then we would have to be made up and get our hair done.

WOW!

Really? For extras too?

No, it was not elaborate made-up. Just face powder to take out the shine and rouge to make sure we didn't come out on the screen looking flat. And hair spray/ gel were used to ensure our hair stayed in place. Many of the extras had lots of pins in the their hair to make sure they were neat.

So for about 10 minutes, I felt like a movie star whilst someone brushed and teased my hair into place and another one powdered my face, making it presentable for the screen....just in case the camera catches my face. And if it does, every single pore, pimple and wrinkle would be seen. YEEWW! I should have used a face mask the previous night. Hahaha! By the way, do not wear glitter on your eye make up..unless you want to end up looking like a Christmas tree on screen.

It was a street scene, so all the extras would be involved.

They made sure that there was a variety....so there were students, executives, aunties, uncles, couples etc. I was in my executive wear. Hehe!

And then it was action time.

We were positioned on the 'street'. Each of us had to do something... walking, sitting, drinking, running and there was a timing for all. It was totally fascinating. A strange new world to me totally.

A friend asked me later what was my role as an extra.

I replied: walking on the street

Haha! Hehe!

I've often heard that a short 5 minutes scene may take up to 2 hours. And I found out today just how true that is.

We were made to rehearse and do the same thing about 4 to 5 times. Just the extras or background as we are called... without the main lead. They would come later when we had rehearsed our position well.

And although we weren't the leads and the focus won't be on us, we still had to 'act'. That means we had to pretend to talk, look around..do something... real life in reel life.

So far, still no sight of Jang Hyuk, Jason Scot Lee or Fann Wong..... Where are they? Who will be in this street scene?

And then suddenly... He was in front of me. JANG HYUK

Woah! I breathed in deeply!

He was dressed in army cargo pants. I can't remember the top...think it was brown. Hehe! I was busy looking at his face and body.

He is actually quite small size – for a Korean actor that is, where most actors seenms to be at least 1.8m but he was just right for me. Hahaha! However he's got a nice build and is well proportioned. Nice physique. ^^ He looks thinner. I heard from the casting director that he's been under lots of stress. Learning dancing, martial arts and English all at once.

Learning and speaking in English would be a killer for him. It's not easy to master another language and I applaud him for his bravery in attempting in doing something so difficult. But I'm certain he has no problem understanding it as the director and everyone else speaks to him in English (except for his gorilla Korean manager).

And then...I learnt where he would be in the scene.

Urs and I would be walking towards him and he towards our direction on the street...so we would be within touching distance as we past by each other. I know all the Jang Hyuk fans would be dying to have this once in a lifetime chance. ^^

And suddenly, I really like my part as a walking passerby. ^^

As I walked towards him, I could see his face clearly. Hmm... really not bad...not bad at all....got charisma.

We did a retake...and then another retake...and then another retake. Not that I was complaning... I could see him in action up close.

His expression in that scene? Let's just say it reminds me of the bad tempered Dr Gi Seo in 'Thank You' before Yong Shin changed him.

Unfortunately, I couldn't see what he was doing as my back was facing him and the camera...and we had to walk till the director says the famous "CUT!".

And then....it was done....the scene was a wrap. And the director, crew and everyone clapped.

We then went back to the canteen/ holding place to await for our next scene.

And it was quite a wait...whilst they moved the equipment, the props, position the lights etc. I think it was at least about 45 minutes to an hour. It truely is a waiting profession.

By then, Jang Hyuk had changed into a pair of green pants and ..... a different top. Strange, I can't seemed to remember the colour of his top but it was definitely a t-shirt. Hmm...now why do I keep noticing his pants? And in case you people are thinking of anything naughty...I wasn't being naughty at all.. Really!

The next scene was where we left off in the last scene. So Urs and I had to start off where we had stopped in the previous scene... and then walk into a kopitiam to sit down and eat. Unfortunately, it was no 'Coffee Prince Shop No 1' cafe. There's no nice smelling coffee nor delicious waffle being served by handsome, cute guys. Just sour smelling, hard cold paus served by an elderly uncle in the de rigeur kopitiam wear- white singlet, three quarter pants and slippers. Sigh... But the kopitiam uncle very nice. I like him. Actually I like all the uncle extras. They are very funny. ^^

This time Fann Wong was involved in this scene. This is the first time I've seen her in real life and she is really quite very fair...and thin. Not skinny but just thin. Yet on the TV screen, she doesn't look skinny at all. No wonder all these artistes have to be so careful about what they eat and are constantly watching out for their weight. If she's thin and looks ok on screen, then I probably will end up looking like a fat executive in the movie. Luckily can only see my fat back.

I couldn't see what was happenning as my back was towards the camera and I couldn't see what she was doing.

That means I couldn't see what Jang Hyuk was doing too. WAILS!

Again, it took a few takes before the director was satisfied.

Actually, I think the filming wasn't that bad. There were fewer retakes than I imagined it woud take. Still, these 2 short scenes that will probably be no more than 5 to 7 minutes in the movie took more than 3 hours to be done.

I really take my hat off people who worked behind the scene in the entertainment world.

And the artistes as well.

So, if they don't cut out the earlier scene (where Jang Hyuk and I passed each other on the street) in the final version, then my back and my fat butt will be seen by millions of people around the world when it shows on the big screen next year.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

We were given this voucher as Kimage Hair Studio was the providing the services. Am I going to use it? Of course not! As another extra said, must keep for souvenir as it's proof that we were actually involved in the movie. (See the words under reference on the voucher).


I don't know if I'm going to be called again as the extras are called randomly, depending on the scene though some of them have been involved in a few scenes the past week.

K music in Singapore:
Hye Sung's latest album is really not bad at all. This is the 2nd song from his album that I'm playing on my blog. In fact, I would say it's good and my friend, who just came back from his recent concerts in Korea, said the concerts were fantastic with lots of guests artistes...including Jun Jin! Boohoohoo! I want to see Jun Jin. Someone had captured their performance and put it up on youtube here. Hilarious! Thanks Shermiane!

Li Yi of Yes93.3 will be playing Hye Sung's album tonight on her 'J/K Pop show'. If you want to listen to more of it, you can tune in to the station at 9.55pm tonight (19/08/07). Or go onto their internet site to listen here


Next post- Dancing with Jason Scott Lee in Singapore. ^^

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Ramyeon 101

Have you noticed that there's always an instant noodle scene in most Korean dramas/ movies? Of course, it shouldn't be a surprise since instant noodle is so much a part of Korean and Asian way of life.

But what I'm totally mystified is......why is it that those innocent-looking packet of instant of noodles looks absolutely extra delicious in the dramas/ movies? I swear it's better than any instant noodle advertisement.

Somehow, my instant noodles never seem to taste as delicious as those cooked in the dramas/ movies. In the recent episode of 'Coffee Prince Shop No 1', Eun Chan and Han Kyul were cooking instant noodles and by the end of that short 3 mins scene, I was positively lusting for a pot of instant kimchi ramyeon. *Tiffany drooling at the sight of the pictures and the thought of steaming, hot, spicy, tasty noodles.

Anyway, after much pondering, I think I've discovered the secrets to those delicious looking instant noodles in the reel world:-

Use a metal pot

Not those expensive Tefal brand, glass pot but a metal pot...preferably a well used metal pot.

Eat straight from the metal pot

Do not eat from proper bowls, just dip into the pot with your spoon/ chopsticks together with your sister/ brother/ mother/ father/ friend/ boyfriend/ husband etc.

For added pleasure, eat from the cover of the pot

Ok..this stumped me completely. Can any Koreans explain why they have to eat from the pot cover? I got to have a good reason to convince my husband to do the same thing.



'Coffee Prince Shop No 1'

And if you are having kimchibap or bibimbap or any bap, just pour all the ingredients and mix them in a big metal bowl. Then as per instant ramyeon, just dig in together straight from bowl.

From 'My Name is Kim Sam Soon'


Besides ramyeon, chocopie is my next favourite snack.

Remember Kim Sam Soon and her chocopie at the top of Mt Halla in Jeju? Gosh, that chocopie looks really yummy. Of course, it probably helps that it was Hyun Bin who gave her the chocopie. I'm sure even liver pie will taste heavenly if it was Hyun Bin handing it to me.


Chocopie also featured prominently in the recent drama, 'Thank You'.

In the final touching episode, the grandfather gave everyone in the village a chocopie. It was his favourite snack and it was his way of saying thank you and goodbye. I thought it was really sad and heart warming at the same time.

 

Anyway, when I met up with Mr Koh of Sol-mart (a Korean supermarket chain in Singapore) the other day, he told me some interesting facts about instant noodles and chocopie in Singapore.

Because of the increasing popularity of Korean food in Singapore, many big and small supermarkets sell them now. But most of them are probably made in China and not in Korea.

There is however, a subtle difference between those made in Korea and those made outside Korea.

Most instant noodles sold in the supermarket tend to have expiry date of at least 1 year. They are mostly made outside Korea. The instant noodles that Sol-mart imports in are made in Korea for local Korean consumption and hence, the expiry period is only for 6 months or less. There is supposedly no preservatives in the instant noodles because it is meant for local consumption, which is why they have short shelf life. I do think it taste a little better as there wasn't that waxy taste found in most instant noodles.

No msg! Wheee!

Most of the chocopies are also not from Korea. They tend to be a little try and flaky. The one that he recommends is Orion. It taste better and is less crumbly. I love the generous marshmellow portion.

The Orions brand chocopie was used in 'Thank You'.

I really like chocopie. hehe!


Ok..I'm going to have a chocopie now. ^^

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Bad Hair Day

The other night, whilst having Korean dinner with a group of very nice chingus, our topic of K dramas and actors somehow turned to reasons why we don't watch certain dramas, even though the reviews may have been good.

Of course some of the more common reasons would be a)we can't stand the actor/ actress, b)we don't like the storyline, c)we hate the ending etc.

For me, one of the reason why a drama may put me off would be bad hair. I kid you not.

Jo Hyun Jae in 'Only You' is a very strong case in point. I've heard the drama isn't too bad and I do like Jo Hyun Jae.. but.. but...aigoo.. the hair...the hair. It's no wonder that the disc is still languishing in my cupboard somewhere.

Jo Hyun Jae- 'Only You'

Most guys do not look good with wavy hair, worse still if they're permed way too wavy. I call them the ajuma hairstyle.

These actors have hairstylist to pamper them and create that look that will make women like us go weak-in-the-knees and oooh-in-the-mouth. But when I look at them in these dramas, I get a-pain-in-the-head and urgh-in-the-mouth instead.

Lee Wan- 'Let's Go to the Beach'

OK, maybe Lee Wan's hairstyle isn't that bad but when he stands next to the sharp-looking Jun Jin...there just isn't any fight. And all I want to do is to grab a pair of scissors and trim off the wavy bits.

Cha Tae Hyun- 'I Came in Search of Flower'

I'm not sure, maybe Cha Tae Hyun's character in this drama requires him to look a little nerdy but does it have to be that nerdy? It makes his already roundish face even rounder. Sigh.. Now don't get me wrong. I've glanced through a couple of episodes and it's actually rather interesting. (Shirley from soompi will tell you that it's a great drama). And it's definitely not a reflection on his acting. But it's kind of difficult to start a drama when the actor doesn't get you hiperventilating. (hey! I'm shallow...I admit).

Lee Jun Jin- '9 End 2 Outs'

This is a wavy-spiky combination hairstyle and I'm afraid the 2-in-1 formula just doesn't work. Really. The drama though, I've heard, is rather funny...but err...neither the actor nor the actress are inspiring to me and his hairstyle has pushed the 'must watch' factor further down the list...so it will have to wait.

Jae Hee- 'Witch Yoo Hee'

I fell in love with him watching '3-Iron' and I fell out of love watching 'Witch Yoo Hee'... What on earth was the hairstylist thinking of?

Ji Hyun Woo- 'Merry Daegu Attack Defence Battle'

Now I know this drama was supposed to be silly (actually the storyline was silly...and I don't mean in a ha-ha kind of silly) and his character nutty..but why, oh why...this 'bombed' hair style?

So Ji Sub- 'I'm Sorry I Love You'

Now before all the So Ji Sub fans kill me...I will say that he's a good actor and he looks really good in the later part of the drama. It's just the beginning part when he was in Australia with the Afro hairstyle that was just so-not-becoming. But I guess the hairstyle does suit the character so I can't really complain. Actually..I can...and I just did...hehehe!

What's just as bad as wavy, permed ajuma hairstyle? Slicked, combed-back, gelled hair. Everytime I see such a hairstyle, I think of slimy salesmen.

Jang Dong Gun- 'All About Eve'


Lee Byung Hun- 'Beautiful Days'

2 of my favourite classic dramas and as I've mentioned on my earlier post, Lee Byung Hun was to die for with his unbuttoned shirt, tinted hair and that air of arrogance. But his hair went downhill (or should it be uphill?) after he got married to Choi Ji Woo in the drama (was the PD trying to tell us something?)

And Jang Dong Gun was ultra cute in the first few episodes before he became the boss of the TV station and started looking ajusshi. Btw, when I was glancing through the drama earlier...gosh...Chae Rim and Kim Jun Eun could not have looked more different from their recent appearances in 'Dalja's Spring' and 'Lovers'.

Lee Jun Ki- 'Time of Dog & Wolf'

Wendy said that "at least Jun Ki wears ear-rings" when I complained about the slicked, gelled, combed back hairstyle. I must admit, it made him look less like a salesman but I still hate it. Luckily I was only tortured with this look for about 3 episodes before the hairstylist realises her error. And oh..if you have yet to start watching his drama, you really should start.

Thankfully, Bae Yong Joon's hairstyle has never caused me to have heart attack so far....except one time.

Bae Yong Joon- April Snow Korea premiere

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And please, before you people start pelting me with bad eggs and tomatoes for talking bad about your favourite actor, let me just say once again that there is nothing wrong with their acting and more often than not, they look absolutely droolicious.

I guess occasionlly, even actors have bad hair days like us. hehe!

A little bit about Jang Hyuk dancing in Singapore
There hasn't been much news about him. I heard it was mainly indoor filming these 2 weeks, though someone did managed to catch him filming at Mount Faber.

On Sunday, I got a call from my chingu about their filming site and I was curious enough to go down and kaypoh abit. Even though I know there wouldn't be much chance to see him as it was indoor filiming. Btw, this friend managed to see him arrived by car before disappearing. And this same friend also managed to see him in the gym the other day. But that's another story in my next post. ^^

Where were they filming? hehe! Inside one of Singapore's historical building- the Old Supreme Court.

   

What was Jang Hyuk doing inside? hehe! Dancing away...

This week there should be more outdoor filiming...so everyone, do keep your eyes open. ^^

Monday, August 06, 2007

How much is that doggie in... Korea?

I'm recovering from my trip and have to find time to sort out pics and find the necessary infor for next post and at the same time try to find time to catch up on all the dramas that I didn't watch whilst I was away. Whew!

So, I'm afraid I'm going to cheat alittle for this post and write something simple. hehe!

The Blue Dog
This was taken during my first trip to Korea in 2003. It was in Dongdaemun in either Doota or Apm Mall. Not sure what the dog thinks of it's blue ears. hehe!

The Frisky Puppies
This was also taken during my first trip to Korea. The puppies were at one of the houses on 'Winter Sonta' Chom beach.

The Cool Dog
Errr...don't know when this was taken. But don't you think it looks like the dog in 'Thank You'?


The chocolate dog
This was taken in E Dae Ap. This dog was following me around and going into each of the shops. I'm sure it belongs to one of the shop's owner as it seems at ease running around that area. I was soooo.... tempted to bring it home.

I've just about managed to catch up on 'Coffee Prince Shop No 1'. Tonight should be good as Han Kyul finds out that Eun Chan is a girl in tonight's episode. But I hope they find enough material to do for another 8 episodes as it will ran of trying too hard if there's not enough story to tell.

Anyway, there were 2 dogs in the drama, though one had more screen time than the other.

The big, fluffy dog

The what-did-I-do-wrong-look dog
This dog dashed across the road in this scene. Eun Chan ran after it, wanting to save the dog and Han Kyul ran after Eun Chan, wanting to save Eun Chan. Hehe! Don't you think it was a very 'innocent' look?

This was really cute. Aigoo...should really see that scene where he slide down on all fours. haha!

Here's a gif of that sliding scene...cannot remember made by whom but it was taken from soompi. Thanks!


No, Urs... I cannot bring the dog in....

No news on Jang Hyuk in Singapore
It's been rather quiet for the past one week. Don't think he's been sighted at all the whole week. I heard he's busy filming. With his err..'not-so-great' English, I believe it will be hard work. There was a call for extras to film a scene involving Jason Scott Lee and Fann Wong last Saturday. But it was cancelled later. Wonder when we will be able to film in scenes involving Jang Hyuk.... ^^