Friday Fun: Shinhwa

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It’s Friday, Twinkles! Happy Friday! :)

I thought that I would introduce to you a group that helped me get into K-pop in the early 2000s. And I have my little cousin, Esther, to thank for this since she was practically obsessed with the group back then. Personally, more than the songs or music videos, I was more charmed by their performances on variety shows like X-man and Love Letter. Let’s just say that during the first decade of the new millennium, a variety show just wasn’t truly popular unless it had invited and broadcast at least one episode with these guys. For one thing, their antics on and off the small screen were the stuff of legends! Intrigued…? Today’s music selection features a short clip and then a link to a much longer clip, one that I think will be worth the viewing…yes, even if you don’t understand Korean. :)Continue reading

Kill Me, Heal Me: Episode 16


Real Life has once again intruded into my Kdramaland, but what else is new, right? :P

Needless to say, I haven’t had a chance to watch Episode 15 or Episode 16, but just because I can’t watch doesn’t mean you can’t, so…

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Wednesday What?!: Feb. 25

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Happy Wednesday, Twinkles!

You all ready for the last pictorial challenge of this month? The game’s afoot, my dear Twinkles! ;)

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The Return of Superman: Song Il Gook and His Boys…and Sa Rang (Part I)

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If you haven’t heard already, you’re hearing it now: There’s a sweet little puppy love brewing in the tiny hearts of Song Man Se and Choo Sa Rang. :)

After the Songs’ visit to Japan late last year, the Choos decided to return the favor and visit the Songs and wish them a Happy New Year in Korea. Let’s take a look at how the two families are bonding! Continue reading

Movie Monday – The Romantic President (2002)

Starring: Choi Ji Woo as Eun Joo, Ahn Sung Ki as President Han Min Wook, and Im Su Jeong as Han Yeong Hee,

Rating: PG

Running Time: 95 min

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K-pop Star: Season 4 Top 10

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Hee~! I hope you’re all excited for next week! KPop Star Season 4’s Top 10 round beings, and you know what this means? I, Snoopy’s Twinkie jumps into the KPop Star craziness again and covers the competition of the top 10 hopefuls. :) Continue reading

Bulletin Board: Feb. 22 – 28


Hi, Twinkles!

You all ready to say goodbye to February 2015 this week? Yup, I can’t believe we’re already in the last week of the second month of this year. Is it just me, or does time seem to fly these days? What happened to feeling as though Time was literally crawling by?

Hmmm…Before I begin to expound upon the relativism of life perspectives, let’s get started on this week’s announcements, shall we? ;)

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Friday Fun: Jung Seung Hwan and Park Yoon Ha – “In Sorrow, I Have to Forget You”

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It’s Friday, Twinkles! Happy Friday! :)

With Kpop Star nearing my entry point, I finally succumbed to Aulia‘s urgings to check out one of the contestants, Jung Seung Hwan, whose ability to focus some incredible emotions behind his songs belie his young age of 19. According to the three judges–Park Jin Young, Yang Hyun Seok, and Yoo Hee Yeol–he’s got a voice and style that hasn’t been seen in this current generation of singers. Shall we take a look at this much-touted singer in his duet with Park Yoon HaContinue reading

Seoul 2014: Mr. Jang and His Traditional Royal Cookies

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For those of you who have patiently waited for the beginning of the Seoul 2014 blog posts, many thanks for your patience! We are slowly but surely getting to them, and this is the first of a number of posts that we have planned for you as we take you vicariously through Seoul. :) Continue reading

GAG Concert: Dating Secretly 3

Our two undercover love birds are at it again, and I find myself looking forward to seeing how the writer modifies the well-established formula of this little sketch each week. :) It’s Thursday and time for our GAG Concert‘s “Dating Secretly” segment! Continue reading

Kill Me, Heal Me: Episode 14 Preview


Episode 14 seems to be keeping up with the current pacing with a good deal of developments. If you’re like me and enjoy spoilers, keep reading…

However, if you’re not inclined to know, then stay far far away from this post. ;)

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Kill Me, Heal Me: Episode 13

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Good morning, everyone!

Today’s Wednesday, and you know what this means…Ahn Yo Na time! *bops head to imaginary music*

What? *blinks eyes* You don’t like Ahn Yo Na? Hee~! How could you not? Especially as she chases after her oppa. *doubles up in laughter*

If you’re ready, let’s take a quick peek at the major events from Episode 13 in this mini-cap…

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Wednesday What?!: Feb. 18

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Happy Wednesday, Twinkles!

Today is a happier Wednesday than usual because–wait for it–I’m officially done posting Winter 2015 grades! *Happy Snoopy dance* Now, before I head to bed and get some much needed rest, I thought I would leave you with a true pictorial challenge.

You all ready? The game’s afoot! ;)

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Kill Me, Heal Me: Episode 13 Video Preview


Heeeeee~! This preview to Episode 13 looks awesome! And the best thing about it? Ri On finally meets the personality more “dangerous” to him than Shin Se Gi. Yup! You guessed it! He’s going to meet Ahn Yo Na, and I can’t wait for it! *dances gleefully around the room* Shall we take a look? Continue reading

Happy Lunar New Year!

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I don’t know about the other Asian countries that celebrate the lunar new year, but apparently, Korea has a tendency to celebrate this holiday a bit early. My friends in Korea have been wishing me happy new year, so I join them in wishing you the same greeting: Happy Lunar New Year, Twinkles!

(My apologies for the blurry picture, but my Teddy Bear Museum bears wanted to wish you all a “Happy New Year!”) As you all celebrate the beginning of the lunar new year (Feb. 19th this year), may you be showered with many blessings!

Movie Monday – The Plan Man (2013)

Starring: Jung Jae Young as Jung Suk, Han Ji Min as So Jung, Cha Ye Ryeon as Lee Ji Won, and Kim Ji Young as Psychiatrist

Rating: PG, subject matter

Running Time: 121 min

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Bulletin Board: Feb. 15 – 21


Hi, Twinkles!

A lot of things happening this week, and with my term grades due this Tuesday and the Spring 2015 term starting up the very next day, we’ll have to see how I do with blogging. Here’s hoping! *fingers crossed*

Without further ado, let’s get started on this week’s announcements! ;)

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Klay-Drama: Valentine’s Day Winner

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Hi, everyone!

As promised, here are the clay figurines for this month’s giveaway winner, Afrida!

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Ode to Lee Sang Woo: Emily Dickinson

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, I give you my second “Ode to Lee Sang Woo.” This poem certainly attempts to answer the question of why people love. :) I hope you enjoy this little foray into the world of poetry. ;) Continue reading

Essay Contest: March 1, 1919 Proclamation


Last year, I held our first ever essay contest, focusing on the March 1, 1919 Proclamation and was pleasantly surprised to find a young Twinkle–Afrida–who wrote a passionate essay on the topic (here). This year, I’m hoping to hold our second annual essay contest in commemoration of the March 1, 1919 Proclamation again (read about it here).

Here are the rules: Continue reading