Archive for July, 2008

SBS Korea Angered China

SBS or Seoul Broadcasting System has violated Beijing Olympic confidentiality agreement yesterday by showing a footage of the Olympic Opening Ceremony rehearsal. The video was immediately deleted but it was too late then.  The world has seen the opening spoiler already.  The video is circulating all over internet and even Good Morning America, a show here in US,  has shown the footage courtesy of SBS.

What a moron!

Chinese Government are very strick when it comes to media. They are very careful of what to show to the public eye and for SBS to violate the signed agreement not only to the Olympic committee but also to the Chinese Government, I do not know what will become of them.

The question right now is: Will SBS be allowed to cover the Olympics (the real, not rehearsal) at all or will they just sit in their desk on Seoul and suck their thumbs?

Paris Baguette for Kim Tae-Hee

Kim Tae-Hee (Love Story in Harvard), the pretty and can’t act actress but a sought after commercial beauty is now endorsing the famous bakeshoppe in Korea, Paris Baguette.

Kim Tae-hee was filming her current CF gig in Kangnam outlet of Paris Baguette. The commercial will be aired  on August and everyone will see Kim Tae-Hee pretending to love the big ‘ol sandwich.

 

Source and photo credit: Hankooki

Ok Ju Hyeon is Not Ready for Marriage

Ok Ju Hyeon or Ock Ju-Hyun (옥주현), the lead singer of the popular girl band Fin.K.L. denies rumors that she is going to marry on April of next year with her Korean boyfriend Jeff who is in Los Angeles.

” We still have no plans of getting married” she said “I wonder how the rumors came about” she added.

Just let us know when you are ready, ok.

Source and Photo Credit: Newsen

Why So Sad Lee Jun Ki?

Is it just me or or the suit? Lee Jun Ki (Il Ji Mae) looks so serious and maybe angry on this photo. Where’s the pretty LJK? You know, the feminine looking guy whose face is as smooth as Song Hye Kyo‘s.

I have never seen him so serious. I guess he had to because he was sitting and talking with the public officials in  Seoul City Hall and discussed about the upcoming Korean Wave Festival 2008 that will happen on October 23-26 in Seoul. This will be a Hallyu star-studded event.

The city of Seoul organized this event in order to attract tourists from all over the world and raise funds for the disaster planning program “ASIA AID”.

Lee Jun Ki is the ambassador of  wichok.

Source and Photo credit: Newsen

Rain Interview in Comic-Con

Rain and his Ninja Assassins co-stars were at the Comic-Con last Thursday  (July 24th) to promote their movie, sign autographs,  and answer questions. Rain was interviewed by two reporters  in English and he had  a hard time answering them.  Rain‘s comprehension of the questions and the ability to speak another language was the object of ridicule in POPSEOUL site.

Rain indeed messed up on his English and his answers were way off the questions but despite the language difficulty, Rain managed to wear a smile at all times even on the question that made him uncomfortable (How does a Ninja perform sex with his girlfriend?). Below are the videos of his interview.

For people who can understand and speak English well might find Rain‘s answers funny, but that doesn’t give people the right to make fun of the person who tried hard to speak another language. There is a difference between intelligence and arrogance,  there is also a similarity between  arrogance and ignorance.

A person of intelligence does not make fun of someone who cannot speak a foreign  language well, instead, this person understands and appreciates the fact that someone is trying to learn and speak the language other than his/her own.

An arrogant person thinks he/she knows it all  and can make fun of someone else’s ability to speak another language ( ex. English). These people are also known as IGNORANTS, like  POPSEOUL and whoever agreed with her. Just because POPSEOUL can scribble some English words and maybe can carry out an English conversation (???), she thinks she is high and mighty in grammar and Merriam-Webster dictionary.

In America, if you try to speak English no matter how wrong it is, you are appreciated. In Korea, if foreigners try to speak Korean, they are appreciated no matter how much they messed it up. If a Korean hears another Korean speaks English, the “another” Korean will be the center of criticism.  JEALOUSY. I guess that’s how POPSEOUL and whoever agreed with her feels about Rain.

I am not Rain fan or member of clouds, I am just a person who happens to be bilingual  and who is simply sick of ARROGANT AND IGNORANT people bashing an individual who put an effort in learning to understand, read, and speak another language , specifically English.

Yes Dear, I am Eve.

Left guy: Did you see my mirror sweetie? Right guy: You sure need one hon.

Why would you pay bucks to transform into a woman? I don’t know I am already a woman, ask the Korean male performers especially the boy bands (e.g. SHINee), they prefer to look like one. There are also handful of Korean actors who would rather look like a miss than a mister e.g. Bae Yong Joon and Lee Jun Ki.

BYJ: I am prettier than you LJK: No, I’m way prettier than you

Shut up BYJ and LJK, we (SHINee) are the prettiest!

Well I guess the feminine look is a click in Korea. The fans seem to love the way their Ms. Mr. Idol looks.

By the way, the boy band SHINee were dressed up like high school girls for the Mnet’s School of Rock Summer Special held last July 24th.

Photo Credits: Newsen and Internet

Deal or No Deal Philippines Season 3

The big US hit Deal or No Deal is also huge game show in the Philippines. The Philippine version is called Kapamilya Deal or No Deal. The show will start its season 3 tomorrow (July 28th) with the pot at stake at P2 Million (approximately $47K).

The original Deal or No Deal was held in the Philippines (aired on May 5) and was seen worldwide as part of “Deal or No Deal Around the World” special. Host Howie Mandel with Kapamilya Deal or No Deal host Kris Aquino had a great time doing that special. I am not really crazy with Deal or No Deal but I did watch that special (Philippine episode only) just to see Kris Aquino and Philippines once again.

Kapamilya Deal or No Deal host Kris Aquino

The  Kapamilya Deal or No Deal show will come back with a brand new look and hotter 26k models (case carriers). They even added a drum and bugle corps called Parokya ni Banker (The Banker’s Church), to add more noise excitement to the show.

When the Deal or No Deal game show debuted in US, my husband told me that the show copied it from “Pera o Bayong” (Money or Basket), a segment of a Philippine noon time show Magandang Tanghali Bayan (Good Afternoon People, abbreviated  into MTB) that was aired on ABS-CBN from 1998 to 2005. I died laughing when I heard what he said because I never thought or remembered “Pera o Bayong” or even see the similarity of both games.

I don’t think Deal or No Deal copied it from “Pera o Bayong” but since my husband mentioned it,  I realized that the game concept was similar indeed.

If you want to read the source’s whole article, click HERE.

Source and Photo Credit: abs-cbnNEWS.com


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