Bidding farewell to 2011 2011/12/23, Source,
Konjiam Resort in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, will celebrate the New Year with firework displays on Dec. 31. / Courtesy of Konjiam Resort
By Lee Hyo-won, Kwon Mee-yoo and Noh Hyun-ji The countdown for 2012 is nearing, but there is still time to decide how to spend the last hours of 2011. Concert halls, theme parks and eateries are offering ways to welcome in the New Year with a little pizzazz. Riding a bell Every New Year's Eve, thousands of people fill the streets of Jongno, northern Seoul, to hear the ringing of the Boshingak Bell marking the start of another year. However, standing outside in the cold for hours in the crowd to hear the bell is a physically demanding endeavor,...More
[INTERVIEW] Big Bang's G-Dragon and T.O.P unit - Part 2 2011/01/04, Source, G-Dragon and T.O.P (Choi Seung-hyeon) [Lee Jin-hyuk, Chae Ki-won/10Asia]10: I think the other units would've been interesting as well. G-Dragon: But it turned out that they're all busy with their individual activities and appearing on variety shows. (laugh) Only T.O.P (Choi Seung-hyeon) and I had some time to kill so we ended up working together and producing the most songs together. (laugh) But our other projects were getting pushed back so Yang suggested we try various experiments for Big Bang's music in the mean time and then have Big Bang's album itself contain songs with all five of our voices instead of in units. So that's why Seungri's song, which was actually supposed to go into Big Bang's album, will be released in his upcoming solo album and we're releasing our songs separately as well. 10: So it seems like your album came about by coincidence but how did you two actually make music together? It seems like you two had entirely different interpretations of "BABY GOOD NIGHT"? G-Dragon: He has changed his name to e.knock now but that song was made when I was over at Kush's house. I was just hanging out with him when he played the arrangement for "BABY GOOD NIGHT" he'd made, asking me what I thought about it,...More
Actor Lee Jeong-jin's Movie Picks 2010/11/18, Source, Lee Jeong-jin [10Asia]
"I am actor Lee Jeong-jin and I'm still best-known for 2004 film 'Once Upon A Time In Highschool'," said the actor at the press conference for his new film "Troubleshooter" that premiered in September. It is not that he did not star in other films during the past six years. In film "Mapado" (2005) he evoked laughter by appearing in embarrassing 'mompe' pants (loose-fitting attire usually worn by old woman) and practically betraying his former career as a model and in MBC drama "9 End 2 Outs" (2007)" he offered his viewers with a different form of fun by playing a character full of twists called Byun Hyung-tae who looks like a perfectly charming guy only on the surface. And although he acted like a loser in the drama, writing down all the misdeeds his girlfriend makes and even fighting with her physically if necessary, he was still able to win women's hearts by being there when his girlfriend needed him the most. Nonetheless, it is the 2004 film "Once Upon A Time In Highschool" that stands as the most important character to refer to when describing actor Lee. Nothing could stop his character, the charismatic Woo-sik, who could scare off his opponents with just a few words. And he was the same when he had to leave school after losing in a fight against his rival or falling in love, knowing no hesitation. Just like Eun-joo (Han Ga-in) had chosen Woo-sik over the gentle, exemplary student Hyun-soo (kwon Sang-woo), it is this captivating aura that made Lee unforgettable to the audience,...More
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