Monday, April 30, 2007

BOF's baby is @ Andre Kim's Fashion Show

Edit :

I just read at soompi's news thread tonight the yong joon should also have been at the 2007 andre kim's star awards because he's supposed to accept an award from andre kim too. would have love to see him again in andre kim's show and together with heo yi jae. sigh...probably next time. stars who were at the event are lee yong ae, kim tae hee, kim rae won, jo hyun jae, kwon sang woo, go ah ra, lee jun ki, lee wan, shin dong wook and many more.

to see more photo of the event click here


BOF's baby? Hee, that's what we call her at soompi's thread dedicated to Heo Yi Jae...BOF's baby. ^^

Today, she went to the attend the 2007 Andre Kim's Star Best Awards Fashion Show. She looks very elegant in the gowns that Andre Kim made which she wore at the runaway with fellow actor Shin Dong Wook of 'Soulmate' and 'Cloud Stairways'.

Oh one thing to brag about this fashion show is Heo Yi Jae is the MAIN female model. Something really to be proud of. ^^

I'm sure that Yi Jae made her bosses at BOF so proud of her. Hmm, i wonder who went with her? Mgr Yang? I wish there will be photos. I still have to see her with Mgr. Yang ^^

Here are some photos of Yi Jae at the fashion show. [more will still be posted later]

The fashion show was attended by 11 famous actors [kim rae won, lee wan and more and 11 famous actress [kim tae hee and more]. and i believe yi jae is the newest actress to be included ^^

Photo of Yi Jae with Lee Wan of 'Tree of Heaven' [he's the younger sister of Kim Tae Hee].

With Shin Dong Wook again ^^

Btw, last weekend, she attend the premiere of her solo movie 'Da ka Po' which all of us at her soompi thread was a bit surprised. We thought that 'Sunflower' was her first movie. According to the news that celest posted [thanks again!], it was filmed before she officially entered the entertainment biz in year 2006 summer, the movie was delayed to screen due to some various reasons. But 2 days ago at Jeon Ju film festival.

Written also in the news, it was said that 'Da ka Po' is a story that surrounds a 20 year old girl who comes from a fragmented and unhappy family. The leading actress [HYJ] begins to appreciate and experienced about the meaning of family after she met a boy, lee soo [played by kang sang] an orphan living in a village.

These are some photos from the movie ~

This movie looks interesting. i hope I can get the chance to see this.

Honestly, i'm one of those surprised to know that she has a movie prior to 'Sunflower' and 'Goong S'. Having a project such as a starring role for a hardly known actress before, i think that the PD really sees something special in Yi Jae. She's been only in a biz for over a year and yet most of her project she's in the lead role [except for 'Dirty Carnival'].

Btw, though this movie is not being hyped, i still hope that it'll do go in film festivals.

source of news : celest @ hyj thread and daum

Friday, April 27, 2007

Ji Sub is Back!

Yes his back in showbiz after 26 months doing his military duties. at 9am today Seoul time, we came out of Mapo district office welcomed by hordes of fans and media. He look so happy to see many fans greeting him.

Here are some of the photos. Ahh, he look so good and hip!

Welcome back Ji Sub ssi! Hope to see you in many projects ^^

Monday, April 23, 2007

Watch out for 'Goong S' in Japan in June

As some of you already know, i've been posting about Se7en and Heo Yi Jae here. Yes, they're the lead actors in the korean drama series 'Goong S' which aired in Korean recently.

Honestly, while waiting for 'TWSSG' this drama kept me busy which I enjoyed a LOT ^^. Hee, remember when happiebb blogged about Se7en and Yong Joon kinda look similar? Check it yourself (",)

I know that Se7en already has a huge followings in Japan. He's amongst if not the hottest k-pop artist from korea peforming in the land of the rising sun. I believe that he's bigger that Rain, Shinwa, TVXQ, Super Junior, SS501 and the rest of k-pop artists. Actually currently he's in Japan for his concert soon.

Heo Yi Jae, might be new to others but in Baeland some of you might have encountered her name. She's actually the 'baby' of BOF. She was contracted last year, i think in April. She was given a break in Jo In Sung's 'Dirty Carnival'. But she was noticed in 'Sunflower' opposite Kim Rae Won as a bubbly and loving daughter to his mom and a 'sister' to KRW. Ah, you should watch this film, it's very nice. Btw, in 'Sunflower' she won over 3000 candidates via audition.

Yi Jae's 2nd biggest break was when she was casted in 'Goong S' as palace maid Yang Soon Yi. She also underwent audition to land as the love team of Se7en who plays the role of the crown prince, Lee Hoo.

Here's something that PD has to say about Yi Jae ~

About Heo Yi-Jae's Casting -

Q: How did you meet Heo Yi-Jae? What were your first impressions?
A: Actually, I didn't know who she was before the audition. I met her because I wanted a rookie actress for one fo the female leads. I saw her in person, I remembered a line from a Kim Nam-Jo poem: "Half the things you say are laughter". I want Heo Yi-Jae's bright personality to be reflected in the drama. Her pure and clean image is a huge advantage as a rookie. I'm glad to have her on the team.

Q: What about Heo Yi-Jae stood out the most?
A: There were many candidates, but she fit the image of Yang Soon-Yee the best. She is perfect for the role. I was a bit hesitant because she has no acting experience, but we'll get through it together. Through this project, she'll have to prove herself as a new star in the drama scene. She has to be born again as her character, and everyone including me has high expectations for her. I'll use my experience to bring out the best in her.

Q: What kind of collaboration do you want from SE7EN and Heo Yi-Jae?
A: What they have in common are their pure, clean images. But the depth of their pureness is hard to grasp, which is also very good. I want the viewers to see this in the drama also.

^credits: ASTA TV International Edition Vol. 10 +

Just like what that title of my entry says, Goong S will be shown in Japan starting June. Click here to read more about it in Japanese.

In Korean,this drama rated poorly which i really do not understand why. It's actually quite a good drama. Anyway, what is surprising is that the international audience love it! And i hope that the Japanese will love it too. I know that I've several Japanese who visit here, i hope that you guys will watch and give 'Goong S' a try.

Btw, i think that KeyEast also invested in 'Goong S' same with 'Sunflower'. ^^

Anyway, here's plot of the story which i got from 'Goong S' thread at which was posted by cecilia

The Queen (played by myung se bin) is in her early 30s but still unmarried. Because of this, in a condition where there cannot be a reduction in the number of successors to the throne, the present prince (the 1st successor) suddenly leaves the world and leaves a vacancy in the line of successors.

So they go out to find the secret prince and finally find Lee hoo (played by Se7en), who has been living outside the palace.

Lee hoo is the son of a prince and his mother who died early, had departed with his father and left the palace, hiding the fact that she was already pregnant. He does not know that he possesses royal blood and has lived, working as a delivery boy at a chinese restaurant.

Although usually, he has wang ja byung (prince disease), he had never dreamt of entering the palace and receiving royal lessons.

Lee hoo, the unbelievable no 1 successor to the throne and the perfect Lee Joon (played by kang doo) will bring tension to the drama as they fight over the position.

After Lee Hoo enters the palace, an important place will be the royal academy. It is a place for members of the royal family as well as descendents of wealthy families.

The drama will also be about the romance between the characters.

And here's a more detailed character description of the casts by Sandy @ purpletiger86 which again posted by cecilia in goong s thread at

Lee Hoo (Se7en): His blood flows in a Royal family, but Lee Hoo doesn't know it. Not knowing that he's a prince, he works at a Chinese Restaurant as a delivery boy...delivering food in the palace. He looks at everything in a positive aspect and is an optimist by nature. Though he's in poverty (poor), he lives every day freely...but one day, something happens and it's the start of his life as a royal.

A More detailed character description for Lee Hoo (by cecilia

A member of the royal family- with royal blood running through him.

But he himself does not know of this fact and works, delivering ja jang myun at a chinese restaurant in incheon. He is an affirmative and happy go lucky type of person. He is a delivery "jjang" of the chinese takeaway delivery world, and No matter how late he takes 7 minutes maximum for a delivery.
Even though he is not well educated, becuase he is so accommodating, he can get close, get on well easily with anyone. His problem is that he always confronts things with martial arts and kung fu.

In reality, he's not good at martial arts but because he can put out a good pose, there are ppl who get tricked thinking he is good. He's the type that starts off with words and fights with words. His comics are martial arts, movies also martial arts and although he doesnt read alot, the only books he reads are martial art novels. Suddenly ppl from the palace come looking for him.."I have royal blood running through me? What are you talking about?"

Hoo, who has been living as Kang Hoo has to change into Lee now now, and enter the palace and receive education....

Yang Soon-ee (Huh Lee-Jae): Everyone in the neighborhood knows Soon-Ae as an impracticable girl. She thinks preciously of her fraternal twin. But one day, she finds out that Lee Hoo is the boy that she grew up with as a child, and they start their life's together in the palace.

Lee Joon (Kang Doo): To become a prince, he recieved training as a mastery elite. He's a great candidate. Lee Hoo's appearance makes Lee Joon get farther away from becoming a prince. He's a perfectionist.

Shin Sae Ryung (Park Shin Hye): Honor and power, Sae-Ryung grew up in a wealthy family. She has never lost first place/spot at school (meaning she's very smart)...she has skills and the looks of becoming prince's wife. She always had the ambition of becoming a royal princess. However, the prince that she has always imagined of is completely different when she see's Lee Hoo's sudden appearance. A change comes to her way.

Want to watch some clips? Click here, here, here [ep 16 bts kiss ^^] and here [during promo interview] for some cute and giddy bts of se7en and yi jae.

thanks to celest and klutz for providing the link in

To all my Japanese Baesisters visiting my blog, here are some scenes that you should be looking forward to in 'Goong S'~

and some giddy scenes that will surely make you smile and love this couple ^^

other promotional photos ~

photos courtesy of Group 8

oh, yeah we at soompi who love the team up of se7en and yi jae are looking forward to their promotion in japan. like what i've posted se7en is already in japan preparing for his concert in june. we are hoping the BOF will soon announce that yi jae will join him and promote too. hee, as for me i'm looking forward that mgr yang will be with yi jae when she goes to japan. i want to see mgr yang with yi jae ^^

for the added photos thanks to tartmesp and gummi of hyj thread @ soompi. ^^