How about something fun for this week’s Magazine Monday? Balloons and g.o.d? Count me in. How much do I love that those balloons are sky blue, which is also their fanclub color? This group gives hope to any fangirl who wishes her first-generation idols would come back together for a reunion. It’s a fun little photoshoot and it looks like the guys, who recently made a successful comeback, releasing their eighth album this past summer, are having the time of their lives.
Magazine Monday is back! This week features the co-stars of the upcoming film My Brilliant Life: Kang Dong-won and Song Hye-gyo. Both celebrities aren’t often seen outside of their projects (which are sometimes few and far between) alone, let alone together. But here they are featured in Vogue Korea’s September 2014 issue looking as dapper and classy as ever. Here’s to hoping that we might get a glimpse of them back on the small screen soon.
How time flies: after a two-month hiatus, we’re back with more Current Obsession. This week, we’ll take a look at one of my favorite bands Royal Pirates, who recently dropped their latest single “Seoul Hillbilly, ” which will get you rockin’ and dancin’ until the day’s end and long into the night. If there was ever a band that had to stay on the grind for years to achieve the kind of success in the Korean music industry now, this trio would win that battle hands down. They’re one of the great examples that showcase how hard work, a sense of integrity, and a genuine love for the music can make a dream into reality.
Time for another underrated actor for this week’s Magazine Monday! Meet Go Kyung-pyo, the actor you’ve probably seen in either Saturday Night Live Korea (though he’s since left the show) or in a few heartwarming dramas over the years. You might be surprised to know that the actor initially wanted to become a comedian, figuring that acting would be a good route for that goal. Also, I saw him in a recent Happy Together episode and he’s much more reserved (and maybe a bit of a bad boy) than those goofy but lovable roles might have us believe.
Just in time for the World Cup, this week’s Magazine Monday features the man with two hearts, better known as Park Ji-sung. Even if you don’t follow soccer, you’ve likely heard of the soccer sensation’s name at least once, thanks to that 2002 World Cup appearance. The athlete recently retired in May 2014 and announced his upcoming marriage to announcer Kim Min-ji as well. So while we bid goodbye to one of the greatest soccer players of his generation, we can treasure his charm, wit, and smile in these photos.
More idol group comebacks in this week’s Current Obsession! Meet Boyfriend, whose second mini-album “Obsession” released this past week. Also, its title track aptly fits in with this series, no? That being said, this is one catchy song that has me humming along all day long.
Sometimes even your favorite celebs appear in odd-looking photos that don’t even look like the actors themselves. Such is the case for actor Jin Yi-han, who I love, in this week’s Magazine Monday. It’s neither the best nor worst out there this season either, but I’ll forgive the overall harshness of these photos because of that megawatt smile of yours. I still love you, Tal Tal.
Of the numerous June comebacks, ZE:A’s newest mini-album “First Homme,” caught my eye (and ears) unexpectedly this week. Catchy and exciting, the title track “Breathe” turned out to be just the song to usher in a new season of greatly anticipated comebacks in the music industry. I’ll be honest and say that the first listen didn’t appeal right away, but I quickly found myself bopping along by the end of the day. And if that doesn’t convince you, then perhaps you’d like to know that the Doctor’s TARDIS makes a cameo in their music video.
More Magazine Monday goodness! Beautiful, smart, graceful, and talented, actress Lee Yoon Ji is one of my favorite leading ladies in the industry. She makes quite the lovely bride in this photoshoot, and is one person who deserves more recognition for her craft, though I do hear that her latest project King’s Family (which wrapped in February) was one crazy ride.
Another delightful song for the ears for this week’s Current Obsession with Seo In-gook’s newest single “Mellow Spring,” which dropped two weeks ago. Nowadays, you might recognize Seo In-gook as an actor before you realize that he started out as a singer. I wouldn’t blame you either, why with all the movies and dramas he’s been in, but it’s nice to know that the singer himself likes to remind everyone that he can hum a tune or two. And oh so wonderfully, at that.