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Korean SBS Drama Secret Door Episode 12 Recap and Screenshots

Korean SBS Drama Secret Door Episode 12 Recap and Screenshots

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The morning after Sun realizes that his father signed the traitorous maengui document under the nickname Juk-pa, he sets out to see him wearing the grimmest of faces.

(Former) Prime Minister Kim Taek watches this with some satisfaction, having been the one to send the prince the anonymous Juk-pa tip. He calls it a warning to the king, essentially threatening to take him down with him. Nobody messes with Kim Taek and can expect to get away with it.

Before Sun has a chance to say anything, Yeongjo requests his company and takes him along to a visit to his mother’s grave. Yeongjo’s mother was a water maid who became Sukjong’s concubine (and the basis for the lead character in Dong-yi), and Yeongjo explains having been ashamed of that fact, as well as resentful. Had she remained a lowborn servant, that would have been one thing, but because she was elevated to such a lofty status in a strictly stratified society, Yeongjo suffered constant disdain for her origins....

Korean Drama Secret Door Episode 5 Recap and Screenshots

Korean Drama Secret Door Episode 5 Recap and Screenshots

That Yeoungjo promotes the corrupt Police Caption Hong to become the minister of national defense makes Sun fly into a rage. All three men know that the investigation on Caption Hong is just a sham, but Sun is impotent because his power is tied by the official results. In his impotent rage, Sun can’t keep calm, and he throws away the jar of liquor. In his deep voice, Sun calls down curses upon caption Hong to die for making an innocent man become a criminal, choking the air out of him.

 Korean Drama Secret Door Episode 5 Screenshots...

3 Taiwanese Dramas That Need Korean Remakes Stat

3 Taiwanese Dramas That Need Korean Remakes Stat

3 Taiwanese Dramas That Need Korean Remakes Stat Written by Lo On September 18, 2014

Everything has a secret, even K-pop and the world it opens for people. Korean music leads to Korean dramas. Appearances in Japan introduce fans to J-pop and anime. Anime leads to manga and J-dramas. Of course, you can start with any of those things and find your way around that whole web. But there’s one thing that often eludes fans, an island unto itself, cut off from the Hallyu wave: Taiwan. More specifically, Taiwanese dramas. ...

5 Idols Who Should Support NOH8

5 Idols Who Should Support NOH8

5 Idols Who Should Support NOH8 Written by Camiele On September 9, 2014

The world at large has been blanketed in a great deal of ugliness this year—from overt and aggressive racism, to rampant genocide. The world of K-pop has also been dealt heavy blows, very little of which has to do with the music. In the wake of all this sadness and inexplicable hatred, there’s at least been one small step for progress and equality. In countries such as Japan, France, England, and an increasing number of states in the US, we’ve seen the fight for marriage equality begin to prevail. One can only wonder if it will ever reach South Korea. ...

“It’s Okay, That’s Love” Episodes 1-4: Sex, Stigma and Squishy

“It’s Okay, That’s Love” Episodes 1-4: Sex, Stigma and Squishy

“It’s Okay, That’s Love” Episodes 1-4: Sex, Stigma and Squishy Written by Alolika On August 12, 2014

Once upon a time, I used to watch back-to-back K-dramas, gobbling up anything and everything it offered as long as it was packed with good-looking characters. Then I started thinking responsibly, and ended up not watching any for the past three years.

Returning to the K-drama scene after such a long time; however, has not left me disappointed because the current K-drama trend seems to be refreshingly experimental, or so implies SBS‘s It’s Okay, That’s Love with its commendable attempt at dealing with stigma-ridden psychiatric disorders encompassed within a seemingly simplistic story of love and empathy. ...

6 Male idols who have established themselves as Composers

6 Male idols who have established themselves as Composers

It”s hard to deny the fact that many idols, although there can be a somewhat negative stigma to that word, can be super talented — even multi-talented. They dance, sing, and act. Some even compose, proving that they are not only passionate about the music but also talented to the point of being prodigies.

More and more idols these days are breaking the boundary, the glass wall if you will, between where the recording takes place and where the magic in piecing together an entire song actually happens. Still, only a few have really established themselves so far, so check out which male idols are truly considered composing-dols. ...

EXO and A Pink Embroiled in an Online Game Chatting Controversy, Both Sides Respond

EXO and A Pink Embroiled in an Online Game Chatting Controversy, Both Sides Respond

Earlier in the day of December 11 (KST) , stories about a “A Pink and EXO‘s Game Conversation” began circulating online, becoming a hot issue as the conversation reportedly contained cursing. It started at a certain online community when a post was uploaded with an audio file and a message that said the audio was a recording of an inappropriate conversation between EXO and A Pink.  It was supposedly a conversation held between two EXO members and two A Pink members while playing a popular online game.  ...

Will the Curtain Close on Celebrity Recruits?

Will the Curtain Close on Celebrity Recruits?

Will the Curtain Close on Celebrity Recruits?

If you’re an able-bodied South Korean male, death and taxes aren’t the only things that are inevitable — as sure as the day is long, you will be called upon at some point in your late teens/early twenties to devote nearly two years of your life to the defense of the fatherland and enlist in the military.

Despite the 1953 armistice, the two Koreas are still technically at war, and in order to ensure that South Korea is prepared at all times to meet a sustained threat from its increasingly isolated (and unpredictable) northern neighbor, all capable young men are drafted and trained as soldiers. While there are a few exceptions to the rule (apparently, having an excess of tattoos is considered grounds for total exemption from service, and Olympic medalists are automatically granted a free pass), they are few and far between. Properly fulfilling one’s military service is more or or less non-negotiable, and those who fail to do so are subject to extreme scrutiny and broad criticism across nearly all spectrums of society. ...

Hello Venus Finally Returns with ?What Are You Doing Today??

Hello Venus Finally Returns with ?What Are You Doing Today??

I don’t get it. Prior to its latest release, Hello Venus has released just one MV and promoted two singles since it debuted with “Venus” in May, and yet it’s considered to be amongst the best debuts of the year as evident in the many year-end polls floating around, even garnering nominations for best rookie girl group from Mnet Asian Music Awards and Seoul Music Awards.

In a year where rookies have fought vigorously to stay relevant by making comeback after constant comeback, Hello Venus has generated enough hype and staying power despite limited rounds of promotions and being without one of its members due to injury. Whereas groups like B.A.P (five promoted singles) and Spica (one pre-debut single and four promoted singles) have set a new standard for the number of promotions possible within a single year, Hello Venus has been promoting at a more reasonable pace and relying on its debut hype to carry it through 2012. Five months since promoting its digital repackaged single (which puzzlingly came unaccompanied by a MV), “Like a Wave,” it has recently returned as a full six-member group with “What Are You Doing Today?” Was it well worth the wait? ...

Kdrama “Cheongdam-dong Alice” Episode 1 Recap

Kdrama “Cheongdam-dong Alice” Episode 1 Recap

Kdrama “Cheongdam-dong Alice” Episode 1 Recap by carrotblossompatchHan Se-gyeong

(Moon Geun-young) is an aspiring fashion designer who dreams of launching her own brand and becoming an international sensation.  She interviews for a designer position at GN Fashion and is hired despite receiving the lowest score, courtesy of Chief Designer Shin In-hwa (Kim Yuri).  Elated, Se-gyeong shows up at work bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, only to be told she’s a part-time temp hired to run errands for the President’s wife....

Traditional Herbal Cosmetics Regain Popularity

Traditional Herbal Cosmetics Regain Popularity

Hwang Jin-yi, the most famous gisaeng or female entertainer of the Chosun Dynasty, Lady Jang Hee-bin, the notorious femme fatale and royal concubine, the tragic Empress Myeongseong and exemplary Confucian mother figure Shin Saimdang all nurtured their beauty using natural herbal ingredients.

It is said that Hwang’s face and skin looked radiant well into middle age thanks to ginseng-leaf baths. Jang washed her face with soy powder, which was widely used among the ladies of the court before cosmetic soap. Pale-faced empress Myeongseong enjoyed drinking green tea, and the secret to Shin’s glossy hair was camellia oil....