DF-Wave News Splash #43 – Perfume Villains, Life Tips, Star Sand, Japanese Cats, and 3-Second Pot-Stickers

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At the start of every week, we take a look back over the past 7 Days to bring a quick snip of some of the Top Stories and JaK Wave Faves from our good friends at DramaFever. And that’s not all! Each News Splash includes JaK’s Top Pick – a featured clip, episode, or trailer that we at JaK Wave want to share with you all!

So, let’s have a look at what’s been igniting the ‘Fever this week!

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Japanese designer creates elegant perfume bottles based on Disney villains

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I have never really associated Disney villains with the idea of smelling good, but Japanese designer Ruby Spark is most definitely proving me wrong with these Disney-villain inspired perfume bottles. The carefully crafted bottles are modelled after some of Disney’s most notorious adversaries.

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7 Dramas that will give you good luck on St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day will be here before you know it. How will you celebrate?

DramaFever wants you to kick back on that day and watch some of the luckiest dramas. The seven dramas listed below are so lucky some of it may rub off on you!

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The Who’s Who for International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day – a global day celebrating the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future, is March 8. To celebrate this day, Finding Ferdinand, a custom lipstick company, has put together a list of the Who’s Who of women to admire. Check out who made the list and get inspired by their achievements.

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Know Your Symbols in Korean!

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This symbol infographic may help some of you studying or who just want to more basic knowledge added to your Korean vocab library. Some are just Koreanized versions of the English word, so they are easy to remember. For the others, the pronunciation may seem quite long compared to the English word. Either way, hope this helps and see you guys next time!

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6 Films and dramas you should see featuring The Technicians’ Lee Hyun Woo

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Only taking on his first drama role in 2005, Lee Hyun Woo hasn’t been around long, but the hardworking actor has been building a name for himself as someone who is extremely versatile. Here are 6 Korean films and dramas featuring Lee Hyun Woo just in time for the premier of The Technicians on DramaFever!

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Star-shaped sand graces beautiful white beaches in Japan

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Walking along Star Sand Beach on Iriomote Island in Japan, visitors may not even notice the incredible reason for its beautiful name. Upon close inspection, its heavenly white sand is actually composed of tiny stars.

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Lee Min Ho gives 5 life tips to people in their 20s

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When you watch a drama, the beginning is always more fun. Why is that? Lee Min Ho explains as he gives advice to people in their twenties.

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5 More South Korean celebrity “how we met” love stories that will melt your heart

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Once your favourite K-drama or movie ends, some stars go home to their dream come true. The people they have chosen to spend the rest of their lives with surpass their co-stars. Unless of course, their co-star is their lover.

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Lee Bo Young sends food truck with adorable message to set of Ji Sung’s drama

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Lee Bo Young and Ji Sung have proven once again that they are K-drama’s cutest real-life couple. Yesterday evening, the beautiful Lee Bo Young sent a food truck to the set of her husband’s drama Kill Me, Heal Me. The best part was the adorable message she wrote on the banner!

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New series Unkind Women tops Korean ratings against Kill Me, Heal Me and Hyde, Jekyll, and I

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The new KBS ensemble drama Unkind Women scrambled to the top of the Korean ratings on Wednesday night, narrowly beating out the previous leader Kill Me, Heal Me and Hyun Bin’s series Hyde, Jekyll, and I.

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CASTING NEWS: Han Groo considers lead in MBC’s vampire historical series Scholar Who Walks the Night

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Han Groo is one of Korea’s rising young stars, and her most recent drama offer may catapult her right to the top! The 22-year-old actress has been offered the leading role in MBC’s upcoming fusion sageuk vampire series Scholar Who Walks the Night.

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10 stunning new photos of Japan’s Cat Island

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About a dozen “cat islands”, where the kitty population is far greater than the human population, surround Japan. One such island, Aoshima Island, is home to more than one hundred cats, who outnumber human residents six to one. As images of Japan’s cat islands spread across the internet, residents of these quaint fishing villages are beginning to see a surge in tourists and journalists. Here are ten incredible images from one photographer’s trip.

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WATCH: The evolution of K-pop dancing

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If you love K-pop dance moves, this video is for you! A group of students from Wheaton College recently performed some of the most popular K-pop choreography from the last 20 years for their campus-wide Lunar New Year’s festival, and the result is absolutely fabulous. Take a look:

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2NE1 and Big Bang win in the 2015 YouTube Awards

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YG Entertainment artists are honoured on YouTube! This year the sassy girl group 2NE1 and the eccentric boy group Big Bang were recognized as influential recording artists on the largest video sharing website. Big Bang hasn’t even released an album in 3 years, while 2NE1 returned with their Crush album in February of 2014.

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Running Man Kim Jong Kook’s niece talks his off-the-air personalty

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Singer Soya opened up about Running Man hero Kim Jong Kook’s off-the-air personality.

Soya sang songs from her second album and opened up about her uncle Kim Jong Kook on the live K-pop show Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook last Friday.

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11 Cat memes from feudal Japan

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Our love of cat memes can’t be blamed solely on YouTube and Facebook. Long before America’s Funniest Home videos had us laughing at cat hi-jinks, Japan was already sharing their zany antics. Japanese traders, bringing Buddhist scriptures from China in the mid-sixth century, brought these fascinating animals back with them to Japan. They caught the Japanese heart and imagination, and it’s reflected in their art.

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Super Junior’s Leeteuk admits that he considered plastic surgery

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Leeteuk tells White Swan all about his adventures into plastic surgery. The Super Junior member joins Detectives of Seonam Girls’ High School actress Lee Seung Yun at the MC table for the brand new JTBC makeover series White Swan. During a recent filming, the “Mr. Simple” singer disclosed a personal story about his plastic surgery consultation.

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Korean-Taiwanese singer Bii pours touching emotions into Someone Like You theme song

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Taiwanese romance drama Someone Like You, has a beautiful opening theme song called “I’ll Be Missing You.” You probably didn’t know that the singer for the song is Bii, a Korean-Taiwanese singer whose own hardship growing up in Korea has given him the extra ability to convey deep emotions through singing.

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WATCH: This is how you cook pot stickers in 3 seconds

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A few months ago, the good people at Japanese wireless carrier NTT Docomo showed us how to make shrimp tempura at a lightening three-second speed. But now the clever company is back with a new commercial that shows a similar technique for preparing pot stickers in record time.

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These tiny felt Pokémon characters come in the most adorable sizes

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It doesn’t take a lot to make Pokémon cute, but artist xxNostalgic might be breaking record levels of adorable with these tiny felt Pokémon characters. The miniature characters are super small and fit in the palm of your hand.

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Song Joong Ki pre-confirmed for new drama by the writer of Heirs

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Song Joong Ki’s agency has pre-confirmed that he has decided on his post-military comeback drama, Descendants of the Sun, written by Kim Eun Sook, the writer of Heirs and A Gentlemen’s Dignity.

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F(x)’s Amber falls in love with hunky male instructor

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Amber is in love! On a recent episode of the MBC military-influenced series Real Men, a tough leader referred to as the “Honey Voice” drill instructor finally took off his sunglasses during snowfall. Amber’s training exhaustion melted away as soon as she laid eyes on his handsome and friendly face. The female soldiers’ difficult tight rope course in PT training didn’t seem to faze the love-struck “Red Light” singer.

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9 K-drama couples who looked completely in love

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One of the first things that often draws us to a K-drama is the main couple. It’s so much fun to watch the journey that the one true pairing endures to finally be together. What makes it especially enjoyable is how realistically the actors can portray that love. These couples all show that love is more than just angst — it’s cute, funny, and sometimes even frivolous. So, here are 9 couples who managed to make us believe that they really do love each other and helped us enjoy watching their journey.

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15 Unbelievable images of Tokyo shrouded in fog

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Tokyo is undoubtedly one of the world’s most beautiful cities. But if you want to see the immaculate sprawling urban centre in an entirely different light, we have just the video and photos for you. A new three-and-a-half minute commercial for Nikon called “Tokyo Dense Fog” shows various parts of the city shrouded in a heavy fog. The video was produced by WOW design studio to promote high-tech NIKKOR camera lenses.

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Sadly, there will be no
JaK’s Top Pick
This week!

There is no Top Pick for this week, but be sure to come back next Monday for our next team recommendation for all you Drama-loving Wave Riders out there!

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That concludes this week’s DF Wave News Splash! 

Come back next Monday, when we will be once again sharing the best DF stories from the last 7 days!

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All article images and clips in this post, aside from JaK Wave Logos, are courtesy of DramaFever.com. All rights reserved.

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Published by SurfinHaruru

SurfinHaruru is Sub-Editor, Head Graphic Designer/Coordinator, and Resident Photographer at JaK Wave, and manages the Korean Language section of the site. He loves Asian culture - living with Chinese culture day-to-day, and studying Korean in his spare time. He has a passion for Asian cookery, dramas, and music, and enjoys attending Traditional and Modern cultural events frequently.

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