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As of writing we are down to the last week of the talk of the world Korean drama Descendants of the Sun or DOTS as it’s shortly called. Fans of DOTS are dreading this week to come as the Wednesday-Thursday habit of tuning in to KBS2 or waiting for the English-subbed episodes is coming to close.  So as to ease the pain of us Song Joongki or DOTS addicts I have this post to cure a bit of that incoming withdrawal syndrome in the coming days or maybe months.

No doubt everybody loves Song Joongki as Captain Yoo Si Jin.  His handsomely cute lovable face outside that strong character plus those cheesy lines over patriotism and “soldier in shining armour” (or should I say gun) antics made him the most wanted man every woman desires.  Without further ado here is a top ten list of Yoo Si Jin faces and personalities that made us fall in love with him over and over again. Enjoy! ❤

It’s super hard to choose the best 10. Should I revise to Top 100 or apologize? 😉

1. The Captain cum Rayban Model

I chose this as the first in the list because this scene is just so iconic. He looks so like the “Big Boss” here with that mysteriously cold look trying to hide his feelings inside that Rayban aviator sunglasses as he passed by the pretty shocked Dr. Kang. One of the most melodramatic scene to the tune of “I love you…” They won’t choose this as the emoji of that trending #YooSiJin in twitter days ago for nothing. ❤

2. The Captain in Dress Uniform

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For me this is one of his most handsome look if not the best. No wonder it was chosen to be his get-up for the “First Kiss” scene. It just added flavor to the already heart-fluttering Wine Kiss. Agree? His very neatly handsome soldier look makes us fancy over and over again to be wooed and kissed by this captain. ❤

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3. Gym Buff

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Thanks to Descendants of the Sun that we saw a Song Joongki in all his abs glory.  How can that baby-faced cutie managed to have that one hot body.  In an interview during the drama’s press conference before its first episode Song said that he wanted to lend it for the melodrama and his co-star Ms.Song Hye Kyo to make it more real.  And yes Captain you did it.  I love that scene how he answered his phone and said to meet Dr. Kang Mo Yeon right there and then while looking so hot topless. ❤ ❤ ❤

And how many times did you put this this gif on replay mode, hihihi. Thanks to the owner. ^_^

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4. Boy Next Door

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We always see him in a soldier uniform, but that instance when he showed up so early for their “first date” make everyone wish someone so handsome like him waits right outside our school or work, hahahaha.  Can he get any cuter than this, and in that gray sweatshirt, aw!  Wait for more entries in the list. 🙂

5. Holding A Gun

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Is there anyone more masculine handsome than Captain Yoo holding a gun? He is really a “soldier in shining armour” ready to sacrifice for patriotism and for the love of his life.  What is more challenging for our hearts not to explode is that he always speaks English while holding a gun. OMO! Plus pogi (handsome) points to his already Level 1000. Take note even in hospital gown he looks so cool, why oh why captain?

6. Stalker and Sharp Shooter Captain

 

Captain Yoo seems to abuse his post sometimes.  Who has not been shot right through the heart in that Stalking Level 100 or “Shot of Love Scene”?  I so envy you Dr. Kang! Ok here’s the clip (credits to @descendants.of.the.sun ig). 😛

More over there is really something in that target shooting angle that makes Captain Yoo blow our minds and make undies fall. Agree? Ahhahaha 😛

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7. Drunk Cutie

From that captain in uniform, holding a gun and sharp shooter mode this is just a so unexpected sight to see of him. An all-out drunk Si Jin, OMO! Being prohibited to drink while he is in uniform, drinking soju for 3 straight days if I am not mistaken is his bliss.

Gosh, this is a thing a lot cuter than his boy next door image. I can’t help but smile seeing him like this. Oh my so pretty boy! ❤ I cannot hold the feels.

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8. On Cloud Nine and Head Over Heels

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I think what makes us love him even more is the way he is very in love with the female lead. No doubt right from Episode 1 you can feel Captain Yoo would do anything for Dr. Kang. Who could forget these lines “Doctors must not have a boyfriend because they are busy…” ❤

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He knows how to make a woman feel loved. Aw that pony tail scene in Uruk, do you have a twin brother Captain Yoo Si Jin? Lol 🙂

But what makes him more attractive is when he looks oh so kilig or tickled and overjoyed like in cloud nine, more than what a girl feels who have been first-kissed , hahahha. Let’s see if you can recall these scenes, I know you will.

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9. Cheesy Line King

Descendants of the Sun may be an action packed melodrama but definitely it’s a full blown romantic one with so many cheesy pick up lines delivered by no less than the captain or should I say the King of Cheesy lines Yoo Si Jin.  This “You look pretty today” scene can top it all, complete with “Don’t feel embarrassed now that I know you like me. It doesn’t change the fact that I like you more”.  Aw, cheesiness overload! Maybe, on that note Dr. Kang decided to confess in person and kissed him back after a few hours, lol. It worked Captain Yoo!

 

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In the early episodes I personally like the movie date scene when he asked Dr. Kang to show him her ID. When she asked why he said. “I just want to make sure I am not dating a minor”. Shame! It will work on any girl surely ❤

10. Best Kisser Awardee

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And last but definitely not the least Captain Yoo is the best kisser in Korean drama town. He does it in unexpected places.  Did you remember the feeling when that Wine Kiss happened at the end of Episode 4? Gosh we all wanted to fast forward the days to Wednesday.

And that Gasoline station scene, when he kissed her just to stop her jealousy. Oh Captain Yoo, you’re the best.

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But the kiss that played all over our heads is definitely the Truck Kiss, because it’s the Song-Song couple first official kiss as boyfriend-girlfriend in the drama. I must say Dr. Kang you did well too, hihi ❤

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Wheeew! What a list, imagine the feels while I am writing and compiling this.  Captain Yoo didn’t put me to sleep for nights hihihi ❤

Let me know your favorite in the list. I myself can’t choose or even order them well, hahaha (but I guess below is my top 4). Put it in the comment box or send me an email so I can edit lol. By the way I have a few more runners-up below.  OMO! I am laughing my heart out loud here.  Enjoy again and good luck to DOTS withdrawal syndrome. Salute Captain Yoo!

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Saranghaeyo Song Joongki ❤

Runner-Up 1: Stunt Man Si Jin

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Runner-Up 2: Crying Captain

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Runner-Up 3: The Player Look

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Runner-Up 4: Holding A book

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Runner-Up 5: Jealous Captain

So damn cutie, so drum-roll as the last but definitely not the least runner-up 😛

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<Disclaimer: I do not own all the photos, videos and GIFs, except for that top4 collage, full credits to the rightful owners, and thank you so much>

 

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A lot of k-pop concerts have been staged in Manila for the last 2 years and this summer of 2015 alone back-to-back concerts are lined up from Super Junior to Girls Generation to Epik High to Vixx among others.  But there’s just one that sets itself apart from the busy k-pop scene here in the Philippines and the one I’m really looking forward to.  The Korean drama OST Queen Baek Ji Young is coming to Manila and set to serenade us for the very first time.  This will be a one-night only concert entitled Baek Z Young CLOSE UP 2015 to be held on April 15, 2015 – 8:30PM at the 1,500-seater Newport Performing Arts Theater at Resorts World Manila. The voice behind a lot of memorable k-dramas (Secret Garden, Iris, Hwang Jini, Rooftop Prince, The Greatest Love, and Gu Family Book among others) will not just be heard but soon will be seen performing live onstage. Its just music to the ears of every korean drama fan.

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According to her agency Music Works Baek Ji Young will bring to stage not just her ballad songs but also her dance hits from which she has started. Upon reading this info I traced a lil’ bit of her career history: Baek Ji Young started her career back in 1999 with her first album Sorrow.  She was first known in the Korean dance scene through her first single Choice a Korean pop song with Latin beats (one of the first of its kind) before she made her way to being a Korean ballad queen.  She even did collaboration tracks with 2PM’s Taecyeon (My Ear Candy) and Beast’s Jun Hyung (Good Boy). If I haven’t googled and read I would not know these interesting facts. 🙂

Since the concert is just days to go let’s imagine what the feel of the both soulful and dancy evening it will be.  Baek Ji Young participated in various korean dramas soundtrack, most of which are hits including Dont Forget for Iris, Spring Rain for Gu Family Book, After A Long Time for Rooftop Prince and the most famous to date That Woman from Secret Garden which won her Outstanding Korean Drama OST at the 2011 Seoul International Drama Awards.  I’m really anticipating this korean drama stage like below videos of her of That Woman Live performance at 2012 Seoul Music Awards and the Rooftop Prince OST MV with the memorable scenes. ❤

That Woman – OST Secret Garden

After A long Time – OST Rooftop Prince

One of the most anticipated part of the concert is that Baek Ji Young will do a live performance for the very first time of Because of You, OST of the just concluded Hyde, Jekyll, Me, the comeback drama of Hyun Bin.  This song became an immediate hit right after its first release late in January this year and charted very well in various music charts.  We are sooo lucky to be the first to hear this live. OMG, a fan of this song and drama here, hihihi ❤ How can one not love this so sentimental song that made Hyde, Jekyll, Me hit us right in the heart.  See below fanmade music video.

Because of You – OST Hyde, Jekyll, Me

Baek Ji Young is also expected to sing these two ballad hits of her that made her popular: Like Being Hit by a Bullet (2008) a mid-tempo ballad and I wont Love (2006) which is her very first ballad song coming from her dance with latin beats genre.

Like Being Hit by a Bullet

I Wont Love

As mentioned Baek will also perform her dance hits particularly the collab songs with popular kpop idols Taecyeon (My Ear Candy) and Jun Hyung (Good Boy).  Though the good looking idols wont be with her onstage she is expected to deliver a wow performance with her dancers to show her versatility as a singer. See below music videos of the said dancy techno songs for a preview. 😉

My Ear Candy feat Taecyeon of 2PM

Good Boy feat. Yong Jun Hyung of Beast

As much as Korean drama and Ms. Baek Ji Young’s Filipino fans were so excited for her first concert here, she herself is so eager to meet us Filipinos. OMG it’s just a few days to go and if you still haven’t secured a ticket you can buy from any Tony and Jackey Salon nationwide.  See this link for info.  You may also contact Ms. Han for ticket and seat inquiry at +63-977-181-1738 or email her at miraaan.han@gmail.com.  You may also like the concert’s official facebook page Baek Ji Young Close Up 2015 for more updates  and details.  Ticket prices are as follows: Patron-Php 6950, VIP-Php 5600, Pemiere A-Php 4600, Balcony C-Php 3500 and Balcony W-Php 2500.
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Filipino students of Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) gets a buy one get one extra ticket promo privelege so go grab it.  See this post from KCC’s  Facebook page. 🙂

Its such a different kind of experience every korean drama fan should not miss.  I’m dreaming of a media pass now, Aja! See you Baek Ji Young for whatever it takes. ❤

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Sources:
Baek Ji Young wikipedia
Manila Bulletin
Hellokpop
Kpopstarz Singapore
Baek Ji Young Close Up 2015 Facebook Page (photo credits to this page)
Youtube videos full credit to owners.

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I can still remember how my friends and I developed a fanfiction which casted our selves and our korean biases.  Specifically CNBlue’s Lee Jonghyun played a vampire role and me as a young teacher in a university. After around 2 years we were just so surprised that it is working to come true!  Last Feb 9 a lot of buzz came from korean news outlets and blogs that Jonghyun is being courted to star in a korean drama about vampires and humans in a high school setting. OMG! ❤ It’s as if they knew of our dream. 😛

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It has been reported that Jonghyun is potentially to star in a KBS korean drama entitled Orange Marmalade. FNC Entertainment stated that he is currently in consideration of the role though nothing has been decided yet.  It has also been said that the talks are in its final stages.

Orange Marmalade is romantic fantasy drama (based on a webtoon of the same title) of Baek Ma Ri, a vampire who hides her true identitiy as she transfers to a new school where she will fall in love with the popular high school boy Jung Jae Min. Yeo Jin Goo (The Moon Embracing the Sun, Hwayi, Missing You) is being reported offered the lead role (while Jonghyun will play the supporting role) with nothing final as of yet too.

If Jonghyun will accept the offer it will be his comeback in the dramaland after his successful portrayal of “Colin” in  A Gentleman’s Dignity. I really can’t wait (and I know a lot of fans too) for it to be official.  I did some reserach on the possible supporting character he might take and I hope he would really be a vampire soon in the character of “Han Si Hoo”, a vampire who likes Baek Ma Ri, wahhh its a love triangle and I’m sure kdrama fans hearts will have a hard time choosing between a human and a vampire, hahahaha. 🙂  So let’s wait and see if a Burning Vampire will be a reality, hihihi. ❤

Orange Marmalade is set to follow Spy and target to air in May. At least when my seoulmate Kim Jaejoong enlists I will still be happy ahahaha. 🙂  Aja!

Sources:
dkpopnews
kdramastars
moonroknews
dramabeans
orangemarmalade.wikia.com

Update:
And this is confirmed now and they are filming already. #WishComeTrue ❤ 

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Who doesn’t love and miss the most handsome alien on Earth “Do Min Joon” of My Love From The Star? To the delight of Kim Soo Hyun Filipino fans, TheFaceShop Philippines put up a Kim Soo Hyun Shrine at the recently held Hallyu festival The 5th Annual K-Pop and Culture Fest or KFEST5 event last July 20, 2014. As one of the event presentors , TheFaceshop Ph displayed an enchanting exhibit of posters, standees and pictures of the lovable Kim Soo Hyun inside the SM Megatrade Hall event venue.  Upon entering the event, aside from the KFEST5’s major poster for photo ops this is what would catch your eyes first.   I really wonder if there is a single girl attendee who doesn’t pose for a selfie or took photos with this Alien shrine.  With the irresistible charm of Do Min Joon, it’s really a feast for your eyes and heart, hihihi. ❤

Here are the various pictures I took from the Kim Soo Hyun shrine exhibit, all angles captured hahaha. Enjoy! ❤

Kim Soo Hyun shrine with the Kfest5 crowd behind <3

Kim Soo Hyun shrine with the Kfest5 crowd behind ❤

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Of course I wouldn’t miss to pose with Do Min Joon as well (not just once, not twice, not thrice hahaha) and crazily hang out there with my friends LOLz! ^_^

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Feels like Cheon Songyi ^_^

Feels like Cheon Songyi ^_^

with the alien fangirls hahaha <3

with the alien fangirls hahaha ❤

Kim Soo Hyun Philippines, a Philippine fanclub of Kim Soo Hyun was of course present (credit to owner of the group photo from en.korea.com).

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More of Kim Soo Hyun means more fun.  Aside from this exhibit, there is one part, and I guess one of the most awaited stage segment of KFEST5 which is so close to the heart of the beloved alien fangirls. A My Love from the Star K-Drama Koreenactment segment was staged and is brought to us with the help of  GMA Asianovelas: The Heart of Asia, the local channel who aired the viral Korean drama in Philippine television. From the term itself, three fangirls were selected and asked to re-enact a popular scene in My Love From The Star with cutie k-pop cosplayers posing as Kim Soo Hyun. Here is a snapshot of this segment which garnered a lot of screams from the audience.  A video of the winning contestant is also here re-enacting the First Kiss scene.  Just don’t mind the loud screams that comes with the video, the crowd is just cheering hard as the girl portrayed it so like Cheon Song-Yi that made the guy playing as “Do Min Joon” really startled, hahaha.

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My Love From The Star Koreenactment segment

My Love From The Star Koreenactment segment

This is a one truly Alien overload day, and a big thank you, Kamsahamnida to Kpop and Culture Fest Events Management, The FaceShop Philippines and GMA Asianovelas.

It has been 5 months since the viral Kdrama My Love From The Star ended in Korea, and a month since the Finale episode aired in the Philippines via GMA Asianovelas  but the charm of the one and only alien of Korean dramas all over Asia especially the Philippines is still overflowing.  We sincerely hope and pray that Kim Soo Hyun will visit Manila too, even for an hour or two if he can’t teleport long enough due to his busy schedules and CF filming, hahaha. Hwaiting! ❤

My Love From The Star Finale Scene (credits to My Love From The Star GMA FB page)

My Love From The Star Finale Scene (credits to My Love From The Star GMA FB page)

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Can’t get enough of Kim Soo Hyun and My Love From The Star? Here’s some good news from TheFaceshop Philippines.  Get a chance to win a Kim Soo Hyun signed DVD of My Love From the Star just by purchasing at least 500 worth of items from TheFaceshop!  OMO, it’s an original DVD and signed by “Do Min Joon” himself, I want! ❤ ❤ ❤  And for sure every Filipino Kim Soo Hyun fan would like to have it too. 😉 Promo period is from August 1 to 31 at all TheFaceShop stores nationwide.

Here’s the full promo mechanics as posted thru TheFaceShop Philippines  Facebook page:

KIM SOO HYUN SIGNED DVD LUCKY DRAW

KIM SOO HYUN SIGNED DVD LUCKY DRAW

KIM SOO HYUN SIGNED DVD LUCKY DRAW

10 Winners of autographed DVDs of My Love from the Star by Kim Soo Hyun

Promo Duration: August 01-31, 2014

Mechanics:
With a minimum single receipt purchase of P500, a customer has a chance to join the Raffle draw for My Love from the Star DVD with Kim Soo Hyun’s autograph. Participating customer must write his/her complete name, address, telephone number, and affix his/her signature at the back of the sales slip and drop in raffle drop boxes located within the participating store premises.
Prize : 10 Winners of autographed DVDs of My Love from the Star by Kim Soo Hyun
Credit card and gift certificate purchases are valid.
Promo begins on August 1 and ends on August 31, 2014. Deadline for submission of entries is on August 31, 2014 at store closing hours.
Participating Outlets: All The Face Shop Stores nationwide.
Determination of winners will be on September 8, 2014, 5 PM at THEFACESHOP Glorietta in the presence of a DTI representative and The Face Shop representatives.
Employees of Suyen Corporation and The Face Shop stores including their relatives up to second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the promotion.
Winners will be notified through registered mail and phone call, and announcement will be posted at all The Face Shop stores.
Prizes not claimed within 60 days from receipt of notification will be forfeited in favor of Suyen Corporation – The Face Shop with prior approval from DTI.
A person can only win once.
For Metro Manila Winners, they must present their two (2) valid IDs (any ID with photograph and signature), registered mail to the Suyen Corporation representative, at Suyen Corporation, 30TH Street cor. Rizal Drive, Crescent Park West 5, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City (Office hours: 8:30AM to 6:00 PM)
For Provincial winners they must present their two (2) valid IDs (any ID with photograph and signature), registered mail to the TFS Store Manager at The Face Shop Store nearest them.
Prizes are transferable but not convertible to cash.

DTI-FEB SPD Permit No. 1029 Series of 2014

 

So hurry guys and rush to the nearest TFS branch. Don’t miss this chance of owning this precious item and relive the viral alien-superstar love story of My Love From The Star over and over again. ❤ Goodluck to all of us! Fighting! ^_^
Kim Soo Hyun giant picture display at TFS Trinoma branch <3

Kim Soo Hyun giant picture display at TFS Trinoma branch ❤

 

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Starting the month of March right with a thing close to my heart : last March 1, 2014 another gem and good news to K-pop and Korean drama enthusiasts came to Philippines.  littlemisshoo’s  Oppa! Take Me to Korea!  book was launched at National Book Store Glorietta1.  This is littlemisshoo’s second book on finding your way to Hallyu hotspots in Korea following the success of her first book Travel to Korea in Kpop and Kdrama Syle  in the same genre (Hallyu or Korean Wave defined as the ever increasing popularity of Korean culture mostly through Korean pop music and dramas).  The book was out since Jan of this year through pre-order online and in Singapore and book launches followed in Malaysia and Philippines among others.

Oppa! Take Me to Korea! book copies at the launch

Oppa! Take Me to Korea! book copies at the launch

littlemisshoo giving her welcome speech at the book launch

littlemisshoo giving her welcome speech at the book launch

For those who are not familiar with littlemisshoo here’s a little background on her as taken from the book and her blog littlemisshoo.com.  Miss Hoo is born in Singapore and has a degree in Computer and Information Systems from University of London.  She has been a Korean drama and k-pop fan since 2002, who have fallen deeply in love with Korean culture.  She learned Korean language through private tuition and self-learning and even attended a three-week Korean language course in Yonsei University in 2011.  She has been running her own blog prior to writing the first book sharing whatever she know of Korean dramas and k-pop locations providing locations information and photos to help fellow fans through her travels to Korea…and this love led her to finally writing and publishing the first and now the second travel guide books to Korea lovers.  — Now I know why I instantly loved her, I can relate to her love for Korean culture, so very me isn’t it (and I know a lot can relate too) . 🙂 ^^

littlemisshoo with her books at NBS Glorietta 1

littlemisshoo with her books at NBS Glorietta 1 (cr to National Bookstore facebook page)

Now on with the book launch proper.  It’s an afternoon filled with excitement as the author shared the book features in a “Korea Travel Workshop” session.  Miss Hoo engaged us more as she tells her Korea travel stories in making this book possible.  We really love her job, who would not? If only I can apply as an assistant writer or the likes of a personal assistant hahaha. 😛

Korea Travel Workshop

Korea Travel Workshop

Korea Travel Workshop

Her first book, true to its title Travel to Korea in Kpop and Kdrama Syle focused on K-pop idols café and restaurant shops and famous Kdrama filming locations.  Her second book Oppa! Take Me to Korea! continued this fashion with a whole new set of kdrama and kpop places and this time the book is much more colourful and double the number of pages of the first one, so that’s double the fun.  The directions are also much more detailed hence easier to follow.

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littlemisshoo’s masterpieces ❤

During the “Korea travel Workshop” she showed some of the featured Korean drama and kpop locations in the book.  Of course cafes are just the top of mind filming locations of Korean dramas hence this café street in Gyeonggi-do landed the pages of Oppa! Take Me to Korea! Wonder what were the Korean dramas filmed here?  Just scroll down. 🙂 (photos from littlemisshoo’s slides as shown in the workshop)

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page 84-85 of Oppa! Ttake Me to Korea! <3

page 84-85 of Oppa! Ttake Me to Korea! ❤

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Korean Drama - clip screencap from My Love from Another star

Korean Drama – clip screencap from My Love from Another star

Yes the just concluded viral alien-human love story korean drama Man From Another Star and I Need Romance 2012 were filmed here.  What a way to open the travel workshop hihihi.  Just a disclaimer though that as of writing of the book the epic Man From Another Star drama is not yet aired (or at most still airing) so it is not really part of the book but coincidentally I’m Home café is part of this café street featured in pages 84-85 so might as well littlemisshoo pointed it out during the book launch.  You are so keen Miss Hoo.  And due to various request of her blog readers she recently posted on her blogsite a feature on Hakrim Coffee – one drama filming location of Man From Another Star.  Check this link for her blogpost.

The very popular dramas of 2013 That Winter the Wind Blows (Café Illuso on the finale episode) and The Master’s Sun (Enter 6 Shopping Mall, with that famous fountain^^) are among the other Korean dramas featured in the book.  These two and a lot more….

Cafe Illuso (That Winter the Wind Blows)

Cafe Illuso (That Winter the Wind Blows)

Enter 6 Shopping Mall (The Master's Sun)

Enter 6 Shopping Mall (The Master’s Sun)

For K-Pop I know a lot will be interested in this “We Got Married Village” and but of course the very close to my heart Coffee Cojjee co-owned by Kim Jaejoong of JYJ (wahhh my SEOULmate hahaha). There are just news/rumors that he already let go of the shares on this café with the opening of his own Café JHolic, but nevertheless I would still want to go here. ❤

We Got Married Village

We Got Married Village

Coffee Cojjee (Kim Jaejoong)

Coffee Cojjee (Kim Jaejoong)

Aside from these, what makes this book different from the first one is the addition of two other popular city and island in South Korea aside from Seoul.  Oppa! Take Me to Korea! offers around 100 pages feature on the 3rd largest city in SK : Daegu City and the infamous honeymoon place of Jeju Island.

Jeju Island is probably most popular island outside Seoul but Daegu  is I think not so heard of.  I have encountered of Daegu City probably by watching Korean dramas but I was not really aware that it is as awesome as Seoul until littlemisshoo gave us an overview of what is Daegu as featured in the book.

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Daegu City (slides from the book launch)

Daegu City (slides from the book launch)

Being the 3rd largest City in Korea Daegu boasts of not just nature, but also hallyu and yes SHOPPING!  Miss Hoo mentioned that it is around 30% cheaper (if I remember it correctly) there compared to Seoul.  It’s like a “cheaper” version of “Myeongdong fashion and shopping district”.

Daegu Shopping street

Daegu Shopping street

Not only that, my memory is correct that I have heard Daegu in korean dramas as one of the popular drama Love Rain or Sarang Bi was filmed here.  The book featured a lot of “Love Rain in Daegu” (See below photos of slides presented at the launch).  OMO, Jang Keun Suk, I envy Miss Hoo as she have been there and took photos  ❤

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Hallyu in Daegu features Love Rain kdrama of Jang Keun Suk <3

Hallyu in Daegu features Love Rain kdrama of Jang Keun Suk ❤

An “almost everything on Jeju” part of the book featured Jeju Island’s nature and adventure apart from the “Love” island’s romantic spots as littlemisshoo called it “Fantastic 8 Days in Jeju”.  This part even presented a “Rent a car” option as well as this Hello Kitty island for the kids at heart. Really fantastic, as this is my ultimate dream place to go in Korea…someday soon hihihi. ❤

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After around an hour of travel talk what else can we say but, Aw, we want more!  Really I’m eager to know more about what’s in the book but I guess I’m just excited to flip the pages of Oppa! Take Me to Korea! for my next Korea trip (Wahh I hope to book this year).  I remember how useful Travel to Korea in Kpop and Kdrama Style is for us when we were in Seoul October of 2013.  We were able to navigate must see shops in Myeongdong as well as last minute decision to go to the Caffe Bene branch where most of the korean dramas were filmed.  Imagine it was already around 9pm but thanks to the magic travel guide book that we found the famous cafe so easily.  Happy like a kid me to have taken photo with the signed mugs of Hyun Bin and Ha Ji-won: the Secret drama couple.  Littlemisshoo’s book is so handy and user-friendly to a k-fangirl wandering in Seoul.  Surely Oppa! Take Me to Korea! will do more.

Caffe Bene page from Travel to Korea in K-pop and Kdrama Style <3

Caffe Bene page from Travel to Korea in K-pop and Kdrama Style ❤

holding signed mugs of Hyun Bin and Ha Ji won of Secret Garden hihihi <3

holding signed mugs of Hyun Bin and Ha Ji won of Secret Garden hihihi ❤

at Caffe Bene Deonseo-dong branch in Seoul

at Caffe Bene Deonseo-dong branch in Seoul

with Caffe Bene souvenir kdrama photos

with Caffe Bene souvenir kdrama photos

I would really want to thank Miss Hoo for having this second book and her never ending passion to share hallyu and nature spots in Korea.  Of course the book launch event wont be complete without a book signing part.  Yey, I got her sign again, and what made this happier is the fact that she kinda knows me as she said “Oh, hi, you look really familiar” ~ waahhh, a k-fangirl and blogger really knows her fellow addicts. ^^

with littlemisshoo <3

with littlemisshoo ❤

me and my friend with littlemisshoo <3

me and my friend with littlemisshoo ❤

my signed Oppa! Take Me To Korea! <3

my signed Oppa! Take Me To Korea! ❤

Oppa! Take Me To Korea! is now available in Manila though National Bookstore.  Kindly call the nearest branch to you to make sure it’s there but I think NBS Glorietta is the most sure one 🙂  For those outside the Philippines you can visit littlemisshoo’s facebook page here and blog at littlemisshoo.com for more info on the book and how to buy it online.  Borrowing her note on my book “Have fun in Korea”…Aja! 🙂

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