The latest issues of Elle and Allure feature stunningly beautiful pictorials of actresses Han Ji Min and Han Hye Jin. Hye Jin is also very eye-capturing in an artistic modern-day meets tradition themed photoshoot in W magazine.
Finally I am posting this is quite belated review for Nice Guy/Innocent Man, a melodrama that was...ah, what the hell, it had Song Joong Ki. That’s all we ever needed, right?
In all seriousness, however, I was surprised that I managed to finish a melodrama. I don’t think I have watched one from start to finish yet, without skipping episodes. I wasn’t planning to get interested in Nice Guy, but somehow the drama went by so quickly by that I didn’t even do a First Impressions post on it. It’s not like I was super in love with Nice Guy, but the drama somehow charmed me. Or was it Song Joong Ki who charmed me?
Kang Ma Ru (Song Joong Ki) is young and optimistic medical student aspiring to become a doctor. He is deeply in love with his girlfriend HanJae Hee (Park Si Yeon), an ambitious anchorwoman. One day, he receives a call from her, desperately begging for his help. Ma Ru rushes over to Jae Hee and finds her in a motel, crying next to a dead man on the floor. Ma Ru tries to convince Jae Hee to confess the police that she’d been attacked, but she is afraid for her career. Ma Ru decides to take the blame for her and is sentenced to five years in jail.
When Ma Ru is released he learns that Jae Hee has married a rich man and has a child with him. He feels betrayed and decides to take revenge on her by seducing the rich man’s daughter Seo Eun Gi (Moon Chae Won). But Ma Ru’s quest turns out to be more difficult as he finds himself falling for Eun Gi instead. SPOILERS ALERT! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Two of my favourite child actors Yeo Jin Goo and Kim So Hyun are featured in recent issues of W magazine, Elle Girl and 10Asia. While Yeo Jin Goo tries out four different looks in his pictorial, Kim So Hyun is pretty and princess-like.
Okay, I'm back with Melody of Lyrics series again. I was actually planning to do another post on Epik High, but I eventually decided for Tablo's solo work instead. Todays pick is "Home", which is from his first solo album "Fever's End: Part 1", realeased on October 21, 2011. It is an emotional song that is heavily influenced by his Stanford controversy and the hardships he went through then.
Céci's latest photoshoots feature lots of idol boy eye candy. While Super Junior's Donghae spends time on a vacation in Bangkok, 2AM's Jinwoon is relaxed in a breezy pictorial, and Infinite H's Hoya and Dongwoo show off their quirky charisma.
The boys of School 2013 and Flower Boy Next Door are also gracing the pages of this month's fashion magazines. While Kim Ji Hoon is a handsome caper for SURE, Kim Woo Bin is his rebellious self for Dazed and Confused. And in the latest issue of Vogue Girl, Ji Hoon and Woo Bin are joined by their respective co-stars Yoon Si Yoon, Go Kyung Pyo, Kouki Mizuta, Kim Jeong San and Lee Jong Suk.
School 2013's Park Se Young and Flower Boy Next Door's Park Shin Hye are like cheeky twin sisters in a colorful photoshoot for Céci. Park Shin Hye also models for SONOVI's S/S 2013 collection of bags and wallet, while Park Se Young is chic for InStyle.
I know I said that I wouldn't do a Melody of Lyrics post this week, due to busy exam schedule, but since it won't take much time I decided do one anyways.
I was listening to Answer Me 1997 OST (which I still think is perfection) and came upon Jo Sung Mo's "To Heaven", his debut song back in 1998. It's a wonderful ballad with heartbreaking lyrics and a classically dramatic mini-drama music video (that by the way, features some of today's A-list actors).
For this week's Melody of Lyrics I wanted something more upbeat and cheerful than my usual picks. And Younha is one of those artists I've been meaning to talk about for a while now. She is a well-known Korean solo singer who actually debuted in Japan, back in 2004. The song "Houki Boshi/Comet" is her second Japanese single, which, according to Wikipedia, was chosen as the ending song for the Japanese anime series Bleach.
Bandage co-stars Go Soo and Han Hyo Joo promote their new film in Marie Claire with a cool photoshoot. Go Soo is also featured in the new issue of GQ magazine, appearing sleepy and tired (living up to his Running Man nickname Go-Turtle perhaps?).
SHINee's Minho is very handsome in a recent W magazine photshoot, showing his flexibility. Meanwhile his To The Beautiful You co-star f(x)'s Sulli has dropped her boy-disguise and looks pretty in pink for InStyle.