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Dear readers,
Thank you for visiting our blog the past 2 months. We will not be updating tonight but will have posts starting January 1st! Have a wonderful new year!

-Your editors

Yoochun and Jaejoong on the red carpet for the MBC ‘2012 Drama Awards’!

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The ‘2012 MBC Drama Awards’ will be taking place on the 30th (today) starting at 8:40 p.m. at the MBC Broadcasting Center D Hall in Yeoido, Seoul.

Kim Jaejoong and Park Yoochun posed for pictures at the photo wall.

Kim Jaewon and Son Dambi will be hosting the ‘2012 MBC Drama Awards’ and it will be a festival in which the actors that have shown their skills in MBC dramas can be appreciated.

The focus will be on the grand prize since it has been decided to be given to an actual person for the first time in a year. 

Source: http://isplus.live.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.asp?total_id=10299346&ctg=1502&tm=i_ntr

Christmas in Korea, the Myeondong edition!

Hello! Your editors here! We wanted to bring some non celebrity stuff as well. Well, we did include some celebrity stuff (we can never avoid it).

finite’s Christmas experience:

So many are curious about what Christmas is like in Korea and what are some of the difference between Christmas here compared to Christmas in America.

Christmas in Korea is more of a couple’s holiday than a family holiday. It is also one of the biggest times of the years for bakeries and dessert companies. People buy Christmas cake for their significant other or family. Christians go to church but they do not exchange gifts. Some Koreans may get one gift for someone who is really special to them but they don’t give out presents to all their friends and family. 

Although Korea celebrates Christmas day a little differently, the hype leading up to Christmas is just about the same.You see Christmas decorations starting in November and many businesses decorate Christmas trees and put lights out. Even the employees dress as Santa Claus or as they say in Korea, Santa Halaboji (산타 할아버지), and reindeer to promote their shops.

This year udontkiss and I spent Christmas in Myeongdong. Myeongdong is a big shopping area in Seoul. One thing you will notice on Christmas day is that a lot of the young people like to dress up. I mean it in 2 different ways. You will see a lot of people with really nice elegant looking clothes on and you will see people wearing costumes. It almost felt like Halloween seeing so many people in the reindeer costumes. I would have to say that they are pretty smart because everyone wearing the nice elegant clothes were freezing and the ones who dressed in costumes looked nice and warm. If you are planning to visit Korea and go to Myeong Dong on Christmas day, I would just like to put out a warning. It’s like a Wal-Mart on black Friday without the crazy people. There are TONS of people that go to shop and just experience the culture so be prepare to walk shoulder to shoulder and wear something warm.

udontkiss talks about Myeongdong

One of the things that you will notice in Myeongdong is how many cosmetics shops there are. There are so many brands in Korea and the types that are most common in Myeongdong are called the road shops. Brands like The Face Shop, Nature Republic, and Missha are all huge. They also have celebrity endorsers and here are some pictures for your enjoyment.

Yunho, Changmin, and BoA model for Missha!

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Jang Geun Suk models for Nature Republic!

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Did Hyuna lip-sync during the KBS ‘Music Festival?’

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4Minute’s Hyuna is currently in a lip-syncing controversy.

She performed with Beast’s Hyunseung for the song ‘Trouble Maker’ at the KBS ‘Music Festival’ that was broadcast live on the 28th. During this performance Hyuna and Hyunseung gave a cool dance performance but there was a difference in their singing quality. Hyunseung gave a type of singing performance in which it was obvious that it was live and had a clear voice with high quality. Hyuna, on the other hand, was very quiet in her singing compared to him. The viewers commented that “Hyunseung is singing so hard and the fact that Hyuna could barely be heard lowered the quality of the performance.” The viewers commented that Hyuna must have been lip-syncing. 

Cube Entertainment responded to the ongoing discussions about Hyuna that was taking place online by saying “The performance on the 28th had the AR instrumental on low for the sake of quality of the performance and the performance was live” and “However, the sound between the two was very different. Hyunseung was holding a hand mic and so his voice was well heard but Hyuna had sound problems so her voice was not heard clearly” and clarified the situation. They also stated, “If she was lip-syncing then her voice would have been heard a lot clearer.”

Hyuna has previously been involved in a lip-syncing controversy. She surprised the audience during a comeback performance of 4Minute’s ‘Volume Up’ in which she was dancing but was not moving her mouth during her part.

Source: http://media.daum.net/entertain/enews/view?newsid=20121230105512571

SPEED will have a small showcase on the 31st!

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Boy group SPEED, that is planning to have a comeback next year, will be having a small showcase in a small auditorium in Seoul on the 31st.

They will have 230 fans in attendance and will have a performance and then have a showcase that is being prepared by the members.

Their company stated, “7150 people have applied for this showcase through their fan cafe, twitter, facebook, and other SNS. There is a lot of competition as there is one seat for 32 people that applied.”

Speed has received a lot of attention for their music video teaser for ‘Sad Promise’ that was released on the 28th as Park Bo Young, Ji Changwook, Ha Seok Jin, Son Naeun, and Kim Young Ho are all in the music video. 

Source: http://isplus.live.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.asp?total_id=10297728&ctg=1502&tm=i_ntr

Rainbow’s Woori gets a failed perm!

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Go Woori shared a picture of her failed perm.

She uploaded the pictures on her Me2Day on the 29th and wrote, “What am I going to do with this hair. Teacher, please make the curls go away.” 

Woori does not have straight hair but extremely curly hair in the pictures. She has a photo of her making an eye smile and then drew laughter by making a serious face with wide eyes. 

The netizens that saw these picturess wrote, “Go Woori is pretty no matter what”, “It suits you and does not suit you”, “Your expression is cute”, and “You look good even though you get a perm.”

Source: http://isplus.live.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.asp?total_id=10296082&ctg=1502&tm=i_ntr

Why was Hyorin not on stage when SISTAR received their award?

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Why was SISTAR’s Hyorin missing when they received their award?

SISTAR received the popularity award at the MBC Acting Awards. They won in the singers division but the fact that Hyorin was missing gained attention. It was because the SBS Gayo Daejun was taking place at the same time.

The MBC awards ceremony took place at 8:40 p.m. in Yeoido, Seoul and SISTAR and Guckkasten won the popularity awards for singers. However, only SISTAR’s Soyu, Bora, and Dasom received the award on stage.

Hyorin was not able to attend due to SBS’s Gayo Daejun. She was going to be on stage for the collaboration performance so the three other members left for the MBC ceremony in Yeoido after their performance for SBS. 

Source: http://isplus.live.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.asp?total_id=10295479&ctg=1502&tm=i_ntr

Sandara Park loves her brother!

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A photo has been released of Sandara Park being a dongseng babo (Someone who loves their younger sibling so much).

She cheered for her brother when he came on stage at the ‘2012 SBS Gayo Daejun- The Color of K-POP’ that took place on December 29th.

MBLAQ sang their song ‘Because it is Heaven’. Sandara was watching the performance in the crowd and gave a warm smile and cheered when her brother came on stage. She was also cheering toward Park Bom and was showing how proud she was of her brother.

She watched him withe her mouth open and took photos of him through her phone. The netizens who saw this said “That is really heartwarming”, “Sandara Park is cute”, and “Brother and sister are cute”.

Source: http://isplus.live.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.asp?total_id=10295531&ctg=1502&tm=i_ntr