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Emergence of K-dramas In India

Life was same for me every sunday morning.Wake up a little late,have some breakfast,watch DD(DoorDarshan Public Broadcaster of India).But,one day I noticed something unusual.A fighting sequence so well choreographed that I could hardly take my eyes off of it.Well i was a kid,almost 12-13 years old and was used to watch only DD at that point of my life so the fighting sequence struck me instantly.I thought it must be a movie but as i watched it further it turned out to be a Korean Drama dubbed in Hindi.The title was “समुद्र के बादशाह” (The Emperor of the Sea).The famous Historical Drama totally grew on me,exciting plot,some amazing fight sequences,great OST,high production value.Further it was dubbed in hindi which made life easy for a young 12 year old me.I would now wait for sundays,it was broadcasted at around 10 am so had to wake up early.

Emperor Of The Sea

My joy doubled during that period when DD started to broadcast another Historical Korean Drama “घर का चिराग”(Jewel In The Palace).This time my family joined me in too as it was aired in the 8-9pm slot on weekends.It became a routine and everyone in my house would complete/leave their chores to catch a glimpse of one of the finest show of the recent times.Everyone i talked to in school(people who still had DD as their primary source of entertainment) got addicted to the drama.My friend and i would discuss the story and sing the opening track.

Jewel In The Palace


We thought that the dramas would go on and on for years just like our Desi daily soaps(i like’em too) but they ended and so did my short affair with k-dramas.After few years we got DD DTH Dish installed at our house.It only had 59 channels and one of them was KBS World.I thought it was just another random foreign channel airing only news and stuff and ignored it completely.But my sisters somehow figuered it out how it worked and got hooked to it.After that our life was completely changed.It was like winning a lottery of k-dramas for me.KBS also was kind to us and broadcasted some of the old hits like Emperor of The Sea and  I’m sorry,I love you.We watched a bunch of shows, I can’t even remeber the names right now.The one i would like to especially mention is the Boys Over Flowers.That show totally blew our minds.On Orkut we had a small community of people who liked KBS world, would talk about it day and night.The OSTs of the show were so refreshing to us that it instantly made us fall in love with them.As we explored further we got to know about k-pop,idols,bands,actors.Sadly our short lived happiness was over when KBS stopped broadcasting in India.I still remeber the days,we sat in front of our TV and waited for something to air on it.We waited few days , we thought it was some technical issue but things never changed.We signed some petitions,wrote some mails to get the channel back but nothing happened.Like always we were left with no choice but to accept or fate.We could not even get to complete the BOF series.You can not understand the amount frustation we went through.

Somehow,after few months we got to know that KBS has re-started its broadcast in India but this time it was on a private DTH.I somehow was able to convince my parents to get me the new DTH and they agreed.My obsession with K-drama continued without any interruption.The emergence of K-pop on global level also helped me meet many K-drama followers in India.We switched from Orkut to Facebook.Have a larger fan base now.I also continued with my passion for k-dramas by putting up a blog.

K-dramas have a very large audience now in India.You can find DVD/CDs of your favourite dramas easily.I don’t know the number for how many people watch KBS but its still being aired so i assume it has a fair amount of viewership.The North-East states have a very huge base for korean dramas.BBC once did a little story on it and now i’m here writing this for Korean Cultural Center In India.I never imagined that my small little encounter on that sunday morning will lead me to set up this blog or meet new people,cover songs in Korean language ,watch korean movies.I would like to thank KCCI for holding this event.

Link to the BBC story:


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[VID] BOF Alumni Event Highlight

Staff Diary from Min Ho’s Website


비내리는 밤… 날씨도 쌀쌀하고 굉장히………………. 가을이네요 ^^
It’s a rainy night… The weather is chilly so it’s really………………. becoming autumn ^^
즐거운 주말 보내고 계신가요?
Are you enjoying your weekend?

민호씨 소식을 기다리는 여러분들 생각하며 이렇게 늦은 시간이지만 사진을 들고 왔습니다.
I know many of you have been waiting for some news about Min Ho, so I came back with a photo of him.

12시가 지났으니 어제군요. 토요일저녁! 민호씨는 바쁜 일상을 잠시 뒤로하고,
12 hours have passed since yesterday. On Saturday night! To take a break from his busy schedule,
‘개인의 취향’에서 함께 연기했던 정성화씨가 출연하는 멋진 뮤지컬을 관람하였습니다.
he attended a musical where Jung Sung Hwa from “Personal Taste” was featured in.
짧게나마 현장에서 감상 멘트도 남겼으니 가까운 시일 내에 공연관련 사이트에서 볼 수 있기를 기대 해 봅니다.^^
He left a brief video message for him, and the video will be posted on a performance related site.^^

이미지는 영상멘트를 촬영하는 민호씨의 모습이예요~!
This is a picture of Min Ho recording his video message~!

작은 사진이지만 여러분들에게 활력소가 되기를 바라며,
즐겁고 건강한 주말 보내세요 ^^
Although it’s a really small picture since I took it on a camera phone,
I hope you enjoy a healthy weekend ^^

+ 10월 웰페이퍼는 다음주 초에 업데이트 됩니다. 늦어져서 죄송해요!
+ October’s wallpaper will be updated next week. Sorry about the delay!

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Translated By: Solly @ Lee Min Ho’s World

Cre: Lee Min Ho’s World

Lee Minho at New York Fashion Week

Actor Lee Min Ho attended the “2011 S/S Lacoste” fashion show on the 11th, which actress Lee Yeon Hee also attended.

Min Ho was the only male guest from Korea to be invited to New York Fashion Week. When Lacoste designer Christophe Lemaire invited Min Ho backstage, he was mistaken for a Lacoste model due to his impressive height and dashing looks. Assuming Min Ho was a model, the staff applied makeup on him and told him to “Line up and hurry up“.

Min Ho’s popularity skyrocketed with his appearance at the show. There were many who wondered who the handsome Asian man sitting on the collection floor was. His celebrity status was confirmed when Southeast Asia’s fashion people lined up to get a picture with him.

Christophe Lemaire expressed his joy of having Lee at the show, saying, “I’m glad to have invited Lee Min Ho to my last show. Lee Min Ho’s perfect face and sophisticated fashion is very fitting for a Lacoste muse.

(S: Sports Chosun)

Introducing the new F4 member, ShinDong!

About 8 hours ago, Super Junior’s ShinDong tweeted his response to the popular topic trend amongst the stars right now, “Who do they most resemble?”. ShinDong’s result? His looks have a 23% similarity to Lee Min Ho.

The caption within the photo asks, “Although not very similar, if I have to pick one…” With the ironic photo he posted, he wrote, “I’m so sorry“.

His fans replied, “You dont have to apologize, it’s funny“, “Unintended punch at Lee Min Ho“, “23%~~~ So not similar!“.

No wonder he is part of Suju, he has proof now.

Ku Hye Sun at The Set for Her New Movie

There is some news from dc Ku that hyesun break from filming drama The musical for directing her new movie.this time the lead actress is Nam Sang Mi.

Today she updated her twitter and minihompy and share some BTS..lets check this out :)

she’s wrote :
In front of me (opposite of me) is Director of Filming
Kim Joon Yung from “Yo-Sool”.
Despite his busy schedule, he has participated in making the short film.
These days, he apppears quite frequently in movies. ho

I went under the bed to arrange the setting and burst into laughter–because, I saw Nam-actress-nim who followed me even though she really did not have to…

This is Choi Il Ha-sunsengnim in his white-hair make-up. I love you.^^

Nam Sang Mi

아름다운 여배우님/Beautiful actress

Nam Sang Mi-nim unhesitatingly decided to work with us in our inadequate(humble)short film.
She is my lovely friend.

Dir Kim & HS

I want you to know that these pix are of us really working hard, even though they may look like we are playing around.

He is our Technical Editor. I wish you everlasting love. ho

Director Jo & cute little girl

Dir Jo, Hyesun & Nam Sang Mi

Teaser to web drama ‘Haru’ featuring UKnow YunHo, Big Bang, Kim Bum revealed

As reported earlier, the teaser to upcoming web drama ‘Haru, One Day Story‘ featuring UKnow YunHo, Big Bang, Kim Bum, Lee DaHae has been revealed.

It is part of the “2010 Korea Tourism Organization Interactive Campaign Sight” campaign and will contain 6 stories.

Source : KBites
Credits : dirahdbsk1

The reason why drama ‘Naughty Kiss’ is still too early to give up fighting

3.4%, Playful Kiss, the reason why it’s still early to give up yet
MBC Wed-Thurs drama Playful Kiss recorded ratings of 3.4% (09 Sept, #4). This was lower by 0.1% than #3 broadcasted on 8 September with 3.5%. A few of the broadcasting personnel expressed their thoughts on Playful Kiss who is facing the worst situation, “It isn’t impossible yet that the drama will not be revived”.
However, it is still too early to think about giving up. Since only 4 episodes have been aired so far, there are many guesses throughout here and there that there will be possibility of a rise in ratings soon.
Solid storyline… Kim Hyun Joong – Jung So Min Loveline Anticipation UP

The first possibility would be that Baek Seungjo (Kim Hyunjoong) and Oh Hani (Jung Somin)’s loveline is beginning to slowly develop itself. Oh Hani has been living in shame since sending her self-penned love letter to Baek Seungjo. Baek Seungjo whom, disregards Oh Hani in every single circumstance, has begun to slowly open his heart up to Oh Hani, as was seen in the episode aired on 9 September.

Baek Seungjo who has been so arrogant throughout is slowly beginning to change. Because of that, Baek Seungjo and Oh Hani’s love story that will soon spread its wings is grabbing the attention of audiences.
-next paragraph omit, introduction of drama-
Drama Boys over Flowers had similarly faced the same situation whereby it was facing a tough battle in the beginning against MBC drama ‘East of Eden’, yet in the end it achieved huge success with its increasing ratings.

The hardwork of the actors.. Audiences Are Aware

The 2nd possibility is because the good acting by the young actors and the vetarans. In particular veterans Jung Hyeyoung, Kang Namgil etc, they show their passion for acting. Especially where this drama is so manhwa-like, there will bound to be many overly-exaggerated cases.

Because of that, this kind of drama style is not easy for the vetarans to portray for the first time. However, the veterans managed to portray their characters without any trace of awkwardness. Not forgetting that protagonists Kim Hyunjoong, Jung Somin etc, these young actors display acting skills that illuminate on itself, too.

Of course, the hard work of these young actors Kim Hyunjoong and Jung Somin is very much obvious. Kim HyunJoong has now upgraded his acting from the perfect yet warm guy Yoon Jihoo into the tough yet perfect guy Baek Seungjo. As to how Kim Hyunjoong will digest his character Baek Seungjo slowly falling for Oh Hani, everyone is highly curious about that.
Indeed, Jung Somin who only had one work ‘Bad guy’ managed to digest her Oh Hani character so smoothly as she got chosen for the role. These guys worked really hard for their characters. A related drama personnel mentioned,
“Kim Hyunjoong & Oh Hani never left their hands away from the scripts, and is always rehearsing for them. Especially the feeling to be put forth for the character, they really put in much meticulousness and thoughts as they act it out vividly”.

Though the drama records low ratings as at 3.4%, but this is only the 4th episode. Looking at the rather high ratings this drama rakes in for its re-broadcasts, it is not difficult to spot the possibility whereby audiences will soon move their attention to it.


Translated by Ode@blogspot

Lee Min Ho and Han Chae Young goes to New York

“Goddess” Han Chae Young (30) and “Pretty Boy” Lee Min Ho (23) has been invited as Korea’s representatives for the September 11th New York Collection.

Han Chae Young was invited by Jill Stewart. Lee Min Ho was invited by Lacoste to attend the Lacoste Spring-Summer Fashion Show. On the other hand, Han Chae Young is currently in Chicago with her relatives and will be flying to New York to attend the fashion show. Lee Min Ho will be leaving for New York on the 9th and will be attending the fashion show on the following Saturday, the 11th.

Both representatives of the actors stated, “They feel honored for being invited to a fashion show that’s well known all around the world,” and “It will be hard for them to have a tour and leisure activities in New York. Once the small activities are over, we have to fly back immediately.”

Those who cannot attend the fashion show, Lacoste will be airing the show live this Saturday through Facebook. All you need to do is click on “Like” and you will be able to see the live show.

Please go here for the Lacoste fashion show: CLICK ME

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Translated By: Solly @ Lee Min Ho’s World

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