There was a time when I published K-pop playlists on my blog. For a short time and they were pretty lame. But I thought maybe it would be fun come back to that, although I can't guarantee they're going to be any less lame. I tend to have a moderately mainstream taste in Asian music, so I usually go for the music that's in the charts as it is the easiest way to discover new songs.
It's the time for New Year's resolutions and promises we'll never keep. Here's mine: to be more honest. More honest about the declarations I start the year with, more honest about the goals I set. More honest about the things I like and dislike. Honest about myself.
Not long ago, actress Lee Min Jung modelled for a romantic photo shoot with InStyle Koreafor the magazine's October edition. Wearing soft and feminine make-up, the actress posed for the camera with an almost wistful expression on her face.
Soo Ae, who makes her return to dramaland with The Man Living in Our House that airs already tonight, recently also posed for Vogue Korea (via Fashion Seoul), where she wore the luxurious designs by ROSA. K.
The november issue of GQ Korea (via TopStarNews) features a smouldering Ji Chang Wook as he models for Calvin Klein Jeans, which is known for its sexy ad campaigns. With his fit and muscular physique, the actor seems perfectly suited to promote the cool and sporty Calvin Klein designs.
Although it has been over a month since W–Two Worlds finished its run, its seems Korea has not yet moved on, as can be concluded from this couple shoot with Han Hyo Joo and Lee Jong Suk for the November issue of Dazed magazine. Although, I personally had trouble getting into W myself and dropped it rather early on, I admit this pictorial is pretty hot, with the pair looking exceptionally pretty in each others arms.
The upcoming November issue of Elle Korea features the always delightful Jung Ryeo Won. The actress models glamorous make-up in the shoot, with particular emphasis on the bright pink and red lipstick colors, which look exceptionally good on her.
It's been a while since we've heard from Lee Hyo Ri, who has been living a happy, quiet life with her husband away from the media buzz. Yet Marie Claire Korea still managed to interview the singer about her comeback plans next year, while also revealing the accompanying photo shoot on its webpage.
I have to say I really like this pictorial because of its low-key, almost serene atmosphere as Hyo Ri wears minimal make-up and poses against a countryside nature backdrop. There's no added glitz or glamour that you'd expect from a fashion shoot, which is quite refreshing.
Everyone's favourite lone wolf Lee Jun Ki from the currently airing Moon Lovers is featured in the recent photo shoots with Singles and Marie Claire. The pictorial for Singles can be found in the magazine's new November issue, while the spread for Marie Claire is actually from its September edition.
Actress Han Ye Ri makes a stunning transformation from recent role in Age of Youth, where she portrayed the hard-working and plainly dressed Jin Myung, to a beautiful lady as she poses for the November issues of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire (via TopStarNews) in full make-up and fancier attire.
Lee Min Jung looks extremely stylish and elegant in the upcoming November issue of Grazia (via Fashion Seoul). The spread was shot last month in Italy during the Milan Fashion Week, which the actress attended as Salvatore Ferragamo's muse.
Hallyu lifestyle and fashion magazine Korea Wind Direction (韩国风向) features the always good-looking Ji Chang Wook on the cover of its October issue. Sadly, the two teaser photos from the interior spread are not particularly exciting concept-wise, but having a dog on the set definitely improves things in my book.
Go Ara recently posed for a pictorial in the October issue of the lifestyle magazine Style Chosun. Dressed in a variety of somewhat eclectic fall looks, the actress also got her hands on Fendi bags, which served as her co-models for the shoot.
In other news, Go Ara's will be soon returning to dramaland with the Silla period drama Hwarang: The Beginning, which finished filming last month and airs in December.