Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fly High

Fly High Movie
Can you fall in love deeply to someone who’s about to die? Fly High is an old (2006) melodrama Korean movie. A story of a man who truly falls in love with a woman whose life is limited because of an incurable disease.

It all started when Min-hyuk (Ji Hyun Woo), a man that loves dancing and comic books, met this daring lady, Mi-hyun (Im Jung Eun), in men’s room. It is strange that they meet accidentally in a men’s toilet room at all times. By the way, Mi-hyun goes to the men’s room because women’s room is fully occupied and she doesn’t want to wait in a long line. Min-hyuk’s admiration developed each time they meet in men’s room that made him like he was under with Mi-hyun’s spell.

Min-hyuk has never had a serious relationship until he met Mi-hyun. He started to court, accompanied her in going home at night, went secretly in school at night just to fill her locker with roses and woke up early to clear her pathway after a snowfall.

Ji Hyun Woo and Im Jung Eun Fly High Movie

However with all his efforts mentioned, Mi-hyun pretended that she doesn’t want to be Min-hyuk’s girlfriend and rejected him for she knew that her time is short. When she’s about to leave Korea and go to United States, the only word she left for Min-hyuk was “Sorry”.

Two years had passed and Min-hyuk was having a hard time to forget Mi-hyun that built him anger and pain. Will he forgive her when they meet again?

Im Jung Eun and Ji Hyun Woo Fly High Movie

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mandate: Mission from the Gods

Jae Hee Mandate MovieIn the past decade, there had been a continuous serial rape murder cases in Whagoklee village which is almost now in ruins. The police can’t find a clue regarding on this case and the number of villagers residing in that town were rapidly decreasing. The police decided to abandon the case and reported it as nothing had happened for the past two years.

Until one day when an incident happened that two college women were raped and murdered, the villagers were frightened and startled. Choi Kang (Jae Hee) known as one of the famous and best ghost hunter in Korea came to the village to investigate the crime scene. He insisted that it was not by an evil spirit (an incubus) not by a man. However, the police squad leader Lee (Shim Won-cheol) laughed as if it was a joke, told him to go away and never come back in town.

Yoo Da-in Mandate Movie

Journalist Shin (Yoo Da-in) came to the village to know the incident. She was destined to become a Shaman but she refused and chose to become normal. The priest who had helped her to become an ordinary person gave her an old camera that can trap a spirit with just a single shot of it. Because of the camera, Shin also became a famous Korean ghost hunter but no one knows that Journalist Shin and Famous ghost hunter Shin are one.

Jae Hee Fight Mandate

These two persons, Choi Kang and Shin, only knew who’s responsible on this incident. Can they get to the bottom of this crime and capture the ghost criminal?

Jae Hee Mandate Movie

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hwang Jin Yi, the Movie

Hwang Jin Yi, the Movie
Famous Korean actress Song Hye-kyo played the role as a well-known 16th century Gisaeng, Hwang Jin Yi (the Movie). Jin Yi is the most legendary courtesan of th Joseon Dynasty and noted for her dazzling beauty, clever and remarkable intellect.

Before Hwang Jin Yi became a Gisaeng and changed her name as Myeong-wol, she was a daughter of a noble family and educated as a well upper-class woman. She had a close friend, Nom Yi (Yoo Ji-tae), a slave in the house who was punished and expelled from her house because Jin Yi was so curious on what’s on the streets and swayed Nom Yi to bring her outside to take a look around.

When both now have grown up and Jin Yi’s father passed away, Nom Yi came back to the family as a steward to be near with his beloved. Jin Yi was about to marry a very rich man but it was cancelled right away when news spread out that she was the daughter of a maid in Hwang’s house.

Hwang Jin Yi, the Movie, Yoo Ji Tae

Her life changes when she found out that her mother became a Gisaeng after leaving the house. Her tragic life begins and she struggles a lot because of her social status. Whether she just keep silent and pretend that no one knows, or became a slave or Gisaeng just like her mother.

Hwang Jin Yi, the Movie, Song Hye-kyo

Hwang Jin Yi, the movie was totally different from the Korean drama series which was lead by also a popular young actress, Ha Ji-won.

Hwang Jin Yi, the Movie

Friday, June 5, 2009

Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung

Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung
Go Man Soo (Oh Ji Ho) is a 200 pound fatty guy who deeply fell in love with Oh Soo Jung (Uhm Jung Hwa), a very pretty girl who catches every guy’s attention in school. Because of Man Soo’s good performance in school, Soo Jung decided to accept him as her boyfriend. But when Man Soo told Soo Jung that he failed on his law examination, she dumped him and ran away during their wedding day. Soo Jung does not want to have a husband with no future.

After 7 years, Man Soo became the world famous golf player. He changes his name into Karl. When Oh Soo Jung found out that Karl and Man Soo is just one person, she started to chase after Man Soo because of his money and good looks.

Will Man Soo/Karl fall in love again with her? Or will Oh Soo Jung be an old maid forever?

Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung

Main Cast

Oh Ji Ho as Go Man Soo / Karl
Uhm Jung Hwa as Oh Soo Jung
Kang Sung Jin as Jung Woo Tak
Park Da An as Yook Dae Soon

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Kingdom of the Winds

the kingdom of the windsAnother Korean drama and Fantasy with 36 episodes that tells about Jumong’s Grandson, Moo Hyul, who was born with a curse to kill his parent, siblings, son and destroy Goguryeo. Song Il Gook portrayed Moo Hyul who had also portrayed Jumong in "Jumong - Prince of The Legend" in 2006. His love interest is Princess Yeon and a skilled physician of Buyeo portrayed by Choi Jung Won.

The chief sorceress of Goguryeo informs King Yuri (Jung Jin Young) to kill his own son, Moo Hyul, but he was powerless of doing it. He instead instructed his eldest son, Crown Prince of Goguryeo, Prince Hae Myeong (Lee Jong Won) to bring his child away to detach all his ties with Moo Hyul. Prince Haemyeong could not stand on throwing away his baby brother. So, he asked his love interest, Hye Ap (Oh Yoon Ah), the chief decorator of King Jumong's burial chamber, to bring up Moo Hyul and King Yuri is unaware of this. Prince Haemyeong went back to peek Moo Hyul when he become an adult giving him a chance to become a soldier of Goguryeo. The brothers wish is to slay King Daeso of Buyeo.

the kingdom of the winds jumong 2

Buyeo and Goguryeo are enemies, but how will they meet and fall in love?

the kingdom of the winds main cast

Main Cast

Song Il Gook as Prince Moo Hyul / Daemusin
Choi Jung Won as Princess Yeon
Park Gun Hyung as Prince Do Jin
Jung Jin Young as King Yuri

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Whispering Corridors

Whispering CorridorsA 1998 South Korean horror movie set in a fairly typical all-female school in Korea, called Jookran High School for Girls. The story started on the night before the first day of the new school year. A female teacher called Mrs. Park was nicknamed by her students as an “Old Fox” because of her cruel treatment of her students. She discovered a strange and creepy regarding of her late pupil of the school called Jin-Ju who committed suicide in the school’s art classroom 9 years ago. She tried to call her new colleague teacher Hur Eun-young (Lee Mi-Yeon), saying ““…Jin-Ju is undeniably dead… but she’s still attending her class!”. While she was on the phone, she was attacked, murdered by a ghost and left hanging in the schoolyard. Eun-young was a former student of the school and the best friend of Jin-Ju.

On the next day, Yoon Jae-Yi (Choi Se-yeon) waits for her acquaintance Lim Ji-oh (Kim Gyu-ri), who has the ability to call the spirits, went early in the school and found Mrs. Park hanging. The rude and hard-hitting Mr. Oh, nicknamed by his students as Mad Dog, is the substitute of Mrs. Park, warned the students to zip their mouth regarding Park’s death. It disturbed Ji-Oh so much that she feels the need to paint a portrait of Mrs Park’s death. When the Mad Dog discovered the painting, he prohibited Ji-Oh to use the art classroom.

However, Jae-Yi encouraged Ji-Oh to continue painting and she suggested to use the abandoned art classroom, a place where Jin-Ju committed suicide.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Before and After: Plastic Surgery OST

Listen to Original Sound Track of Before and After: Plastic Surgery with Lyrics

Park Byung Moo - You Are Beautiful.mp3

"You Are Beautiful" Lyrics

모두 감추고픈 비밀이 있죠
MoDoo KamChooPeun BiMilEe IssJyo
어느 누구라도 말할 수 없죠
UhNeu NooGooRaDo MalHal Soo UhbsJyo
가슴 끌어안고 잠이 들때도
KamSeum KkeulUhAhnGo JamEe DeulDdaeDo
깊은 한숨에 다 숨겨두겠죠
KipEun HanSoomAe Da SoomKyoDoo KaessJyo

그대도 혹시 나와 같나요
GeuDaeDo HokShi NaWa KalNaYo
사랑해줄 사람이 난 필요한 거죠
SaRangHaeJeul SaRamEe Nan PeulYoHan KuhJyo

누구나 그럴 거에요 혼자라 느끼죠
NooGooNa GeuRul GuhAeYo HonJaRa NeuKkiJyo
세상엔 아직 많은 사랑이 숨쉬고 있는데
SaeSangAen AhJik ManhEun SaRangEe SoomSwheeGo IssNeunDae
웃는 모습도 그 눈물 까지도
OosNeun MoSeubDo Geu NoonMool KkaJiDo
그대는 예쁘고 아름다운 걸
GeuDaeNeun YeaBbeuGo AhReumDaOon Kul
You are beautiful

어쩌면 원했는지 몰라요
UhJjuhMeon WonHaessNeunJi MolRaYo
말을 하지 않아도 안아주길 바랬어
MalEul HaJa AnhAhDo AnAhJiKil BaRaessUh

누구나 그럴 거에요 혼자라 느끼죠
NooGooNa GeuRul KuhAeYo HonJaRa NeuKkiJyo
세상엔 아직 많은 사랑이 숨쉬고 있는데
SaeSangAn AhJik ManhEun SaRangEe SoomSwheeGo IssNeunDae
웃는 모습도 그 눈물 까지도
OosNeun MoSeubDo Geu NoonMool KkaJiDo
그대는 예쁘고 아름다운 걸
GeuDaeNeun YeaBbeuGo AhReumDaOon Kul
You are beautiful

한걸음 뒤로가 주위를 봐요 무엇이 보이나요
HanKulEum DwheeRoKa JooHwiReul BwaYo MooUhsEe BoEeNaYo
행복은 아주 작은 맘속에 시작 되는 걸
HaengBokEun AhJoo JakEun MamSokAe ShiJak DweNeun Kul
이제야 나는 알았어
EeJaeYa NaNeun AhlAssUh

누구나 그럴 거에요 욕심이 커지죠
NooGooNa GeuRul KuhAeYo YokShimEe KulJiJyo
세상엔 아직 나눌 사랑이 많이 있는데
SaeSangAn AhJik NaNool SaRangEe ManhEe IssNeunDae
고갤 들어요 나를 믿어요
GoKael DeulUhYo NaReul MidUhYo
소중한 그대가 빛나고있죠
SoJoongHan GeuDaeKa BijNaGoIssJyo
You are beautiful

Thanks to Kanawan Wongho for the lyrics. :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Before and After: Plastic Surgery

Before and After Plastic Surgery Korean DramaA 12-episode funny Korean drama series aired on MBC last January 6, 2008 to March 30, 2008. The title was previously known as Cosmetic Surgery. Teens and young adult women will find the story interesting for it focused on a plastic surgery setting. You can learn a lot of lessons here and you will understand that there are 2 types of doctor – a business doctor and a compassionate doctor.

The plastic surgery clinic was about to be taken by loan sharks and Han Geon Soo (Lee Jin Wook) worked hard to fix this financial problems by getting more clients. He’s the son of the clinic owner and takes over to manage the clinic after his father passed away. A former doctor of a well-known German hospital, Choi Yong Woo (Kim Sung Min), returned to Korea just to give his gratitude to Geon Soo’s father by helping the clinic stand up again. The love triangle scene started when a newly hired innocent-looking nurse, Hong Ki Nam (So Yi Hyun), came in the clinic. The scene became more complicated when Yoon Seo Jin (Jung Ae Yun), the clinic manager with perfect beauty done by plastic surgery, revealed her true feelings to one of the doctors.

Those who underwent plastic surgery have positive and negative issues on why they seek plastic surgery operation. On the positive side: to get a good job, to be famous or a star, to get notice by special someone. While on the negative side: for committing crimes or deceive others and to please someone even if they don’t like.

If you are planning for a cosmetic surgery, try to watch this drama first. I guess you will have some second thoughts after watching this series. This drama is mixed with laughter and tears. It touches and gives lesson to not only women viewers but as well as to men.