DF-Wave News Splash #47 – BIGBANG & EXO’s Comeback, Moving Flower Gardens, Horseback Riding, Miniature Food, and Beards

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Drama Fever News Splash

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Hold on longer with DramaFever News Splash!

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 share them with you!

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

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4 Things only K-drama fans want in their Easter baskets

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The Easter bunny needs to come with a basket full of goodies just for you! Easter baskets for children always have their staple surprises like chocolate, jelly beans, and small toys. Kids are overjoyed to receive their special treats months before Halloween and Christmas.

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6 Hot actors over 40 who are splendid like well-aged fine wine

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These exceptional leading men over 40 are entering their prime. They still look youthful and energetic despite a few fine wrinkles, but they are definitely not flower boys. Some of them have weathered life’s ups and downs, and all have certainly learned a lot from their long career.

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Dazzling floating garden moves as you walk through it

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If you stumbled upon 2,300 living flowers suspended in the air that responded to your every movement, you would think that you landed in the middle of a dreamy, futuristic utopia. But that’s exactly what happens at the dazzling Floating Flower Garden in Japan.

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Our dream cast if Mulan were made into a K-drama

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With the announcement of Disney’s plan to make the hit animated classic Mulan into a live-action film, I thought it would be fun to assemble our own dream cast! While the actual movie will be in English, what if Mulan had it’s own K-drama version? Check out my ideal casting below!

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Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Gyo, and more confirmed for upcoming series Descendants of the Sun

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It’s a Song-Song couple for sure in the upcoming series Descendants of the Sun! Both Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Gyo have officially confirmed their participation in the new series from the writer of Secret Garden and Heirs.

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Anime billboard gets plastic surgery

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Just when I think I’ve seen it all, folks, an anime billboard located in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward in Japan has seemingly gone “under the knife.” Wow.

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Park Shin Hye and Yoo Seung Ho get cute for “Lovely Hands” charity

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Park Shin Hye and Yoo Seung Ho have signed a 1-year contract with Lotte Department Stores. Their first photos together are helping to promote Lotte’s Lovely Hands charity. Lovely Hands is a campaign that will help raise money for children who have rare or incurable diseases.

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9 Famous Korean child actors all grown up

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There have been many K-drama series where the adorable child actors have stolen the spotlight, often making us wonder years after what happened to them. Sometimes these talented children grow up to be exceptionally talented and versatile actors, wowing us with their wisdom, charm and maturity — in part because we have their younger selves to compare them to. Here are some of the most beloved K-drama child actors, some on their way to the top and others already there.

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The cast of Someone Like You talks about the ups and downs of horseback riding on set

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In episode 12 of Someone Like You, our romantic leads got to enjoy some doubles horseback riding. While most of the actors were happy to have time on the horses, for Kirsten Ren, this was a scene straight out of her nightmares.

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10 Steps all VIPs went through upon hearing about BIGBANG’s comeback

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As much as we love G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri, the constant delays of new music have been tasking. Now, with BIGBANG’s comeback officially confirmed by YG, all VIPs are going through an emotional process that can only be explained by waiting years for your favourite group to make a comeback. To give us the best visual, here are the 10 steps all VIPs went through this week featuring GIFs of our favourite guys!

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These miniature, edible meals prepared in toy kitchens will blow your mind

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Miniature food and the artists who create it have been pretty popular these past few years. I’ve enjoyed seeing adorable new polymer clay collections as they’ve popped up on the Internet. Now, thanks to a Japanese YouTube channel called Miniature Space, my mini-food-watching has entered a whole new world — one where the items are made with real ingredients instead of clay, and they can be eaten.

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EXO’s D.O to make appearance in new drama Hello Monster

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Do Kyung Soo (D.O of EXO) has accepted his next acting role since his touching appearance as Kang Woo in It’s Okay, That’s Love. His next role will be in the upcoming KBS Monday/Tuesday drama Hello, Monster.

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Kim Woo Bin admits that he can’t bear to watch his early performance

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Fans can’t wait to see Kim Woo Bin ever since his breakout role in the hit TV drama Heirs. The handsome and popular actor recently shared his experience in acting and made an interesting confession about his performance in his very first film.

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2NE1’s Sandara makes shining lead acting debut on Dr. Ian

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Sandara Park is a leading actress! The 2NE1 member officially made her debut as a leading star in a web series this week. She excelled in the role as an eccentric female patient of a psychiatrist. The star’s acting talent was charming and very believable. She was a natural on-screen.

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5 Asian drama OST songs you can’t miss when the lead actor sings

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When you watch a drama, not only the plot intrigues you and the male and female leads attract you, but also the beautiful sound track pulls you in. It is not rare that the actors or actresses contribute to sing the theme song for the drama. Here are the beautiful songs played by your beloved stars.

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T.O.P to play a hopeless romantic in new web drama with Juri Ueno

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After the success of his latest film Tazza 2, BIGBANG’s T.O.P has already lined up his next acting gig. He will be starring alongside Japanese actress Juri Ueno in an as-yet untitled web drama.

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SMILE OF THE DAY: Cute Cockatiel sings the My Neighbor Totoro theme

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Having a case of the Mondays? Well, this cute little cockatiel has just the cure! In this fun video, a talented pet bird has learned to sing the theme song from the Studio Ghibli classic My Neighbor Totoro. Take a look!

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5 South Korean celebrities who could easily go viral as the next YouTube star

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YouTube stars Michelle Phan, Ryan Higa, Megan Nicole, Bethany Mota, and many others have caught my attention over the years because of their ability to capture an audience. They have used their skills in cosmetology, comedy. singing, and fashion to win over millions of people around the world.

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Beard or No Beard: Choose the sexiest look for these 5 Asian actors

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Beards for men, are like jewellery for women. It is the sexiest “accessory.” Beard or no beard — what do you think?

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EXO makes hot comeback with their second album Exodus

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Two days after the surprise release of their new album’s title track, “Call Me Baby,” K-pop group EXO has officially released their full comeback album, Exodus. After the incredible success of their first album Growl, their second album is forecast to be an immediate international hit.

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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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