Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Your Boyfriends: So Ji Sub and Yoo Seung Ho

"Your Boyfriends" entries will feature stories of your Korean boyfriends. hahahahaha. I will try to introduce Korea's popular and good-looking actors, singers and boy groups since Korea owe a lot from them. A big chunk of foreigners in Korea came here because of "their boyfriends" promoting Korea as the hub for popular culture not just in Asia but to the world! hehe So our first entry would be tadaaaa So Ji Sub and Yoo Seung Ho

So Ji Sub
He is considered as one of the biggest stars in Korea. I personally think his counterparts are actors like Lee Byunghoon and Won Bin to mention a few. I'm not sure maybe many people would agree or disagree with me but I'm basing my arguments through So Ji Sub's blockbuster movies and the number of commercials we always see on TV. His very manly image makes him very attractive to ajummas, well this is according to my Korean teacher who really likes him. I remember one time in our class she blushed a lot when we ask her who her favorite actor was. Then my ajumma classmates also giggled and seems like they were fangirling. hehehe. I heard So Ji Sub is also very popular in Japan where he also had and still having a lot of projects.

Yoo Seung Ho

I'm quite sure Yoo Seung Ho has millions of fans out there. I first saw him in a commercial, I think it was a frozen yogurt, where he looks at the camera and tries to feed the viewers with the yogurt while saying ahh!. It became very iconic in Korea. Korean guys who wanna look cute in front of their girlfriends also do it a lot. I guess many of you are familiar with the aegyeo culture here. He became the ideal boyfriend type of girls who like boys younger than them. Anyway, the main reason why I put his story beside So Ji Sub is that Korean media dubbed him as "little So Ji Sub" because of his resemblance to him. They even made a lot of projects like commercials together.

I will only give short introductions since most the stories about them are already written on different websites.

Wiki Pages:

Here's the commercial I was saying. Just found it while writing this entry. hehehe.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

My Girlfriends: Kim Tae Hee and Jiyeon

"My Girlfriends" entries will feature stories of my girlfriends in Korea. hahahahaha. Kidding aside, I will try to introduce Korea's beautiful actresses, singers and girl groups from my point of view and if you agree with me leave some comments hehe.
 Kim Tae Hee 

Kim Tae Hee is personally close to my heart, I mean she graduated from the same university where I also study, Seoul National University, so she's officially my 선배 (sumbae) and also my 누나 (nuna)* hahaha. She took her undergraduate at the Dept. of Clothing and Textiles of College of Human Ecology. Tae Hee누나  is well known for her natural beauty and has been dubbed "Korea's Most Beautiful Woman."[citation] As we know, plastic surgery in Korea is very common among people working in the entertainment industry.  I think the reasons why she's very popular are the 2 things I've mentioned above, her natural beauty and the fact that she graduated from Korea's most prestigious university.  They said these 2 things are rare in the industry.


Park Jiyeon is one of my personal favorites. I guess I'll be called a samchon (uncle) fan since she's very young, she's 18 years old (June 7, 1993) hehehe. the reason why I put her beside Tae Hee누나 is because of their resemblance to her. Actually, the Korean media dubbed Ji-yeon "Little Kim Tae Hee" due to her close resemblance to Tae Hee 누나[citation] The first time I saw her at COEX,** I was really starstrucked. She's very beautiful especially when she smiles. hahaha. Anyway, for those who don't know, Jiyeon is a member of a girl group called T-Ara. She's probably one of the members who get a lot of projects like tv dramas, films, commercials and modeling.  

For more information just visit their wiki pages

sunbae(선배)-  a term of respect used to seniors usually at school or work.
nuna (누니)- older sister but only men can use it.
COEX- is known as Asia's largest underground shopping mall. Located in Samseong Station, Gangnam gu, Seoul.