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Look towards the Summer 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!
WATCH: Korean man creates sweet and unique proposal with Post-it notes
Who knew Post-Its could be so romantic? On March 14, 2015 (White Day), a Korean man made a heart-warming and beautiful marriage proposal using the popular office supplies.
6 Photos of Japan’s crazy “rollercoaster bridge” that will blow your mind!
Photos of this crazy steep bridge in Japan have been circling the internet and giving people a serious case of driving nerves!
TMZ under fire for racism after targeting EXID
K-pop girl group EXID’s arrival at LAX airport for the 13th annual Korea Times Music Festival was one of TMZ’s latest topics for discussion. The celebrity news, gossip, and scandal source made fun of member Jung Hwa’s foreign accent when she responded to one of their reporters in English. Following the segment’s nationwide broadcast, fellow K-pop stars and even EXID’s agency has rushed to defend the girls.
Korean Artist Illustrates the Beautiful Simplicity of Love
The meaning of love is found in the artist’s illustration of the simple but special moments captured in a voyeuristic yet non-intrusive depictions. Check out some of the pieces that truly capture the meaning of love. Trust me, some of them will instantly remind you of your favourite k-drama moments.
WATCH: “Candy Girl” protects grandmother from hostile bus passenger
In this latest viral video from South Korea, a young woman is seen defending a grandmother from an enraged bus passenger. Koreans are praising her brave and quick actions against injustice.
Big Bang makes explosive comeback with “Loser” and “Bae Bae” MVs
The wait is over! After months and months (and years and years) of waiting, VIPs can finally see Big Bang all together in not one, but two music videos! Thank goodness it’s already May 1 in Korea because I don’t know how much longer we could handle the anticipation!
How to make the delicious Korean pan-fried tofu, Dubu-buchim (두부부침)
Do you like tofu? If you do, you will love this Korean style tofu dish. You don’t like tofu? well, I think this pan fried tofu might change your mind. Whoever tasted this tofu dish, whether they are tofu lovers or tofu haters, ended up loving this ever popular Korean side dish. We call it Dubu-buchim (두부부침).
WATCH: SNL Korea’s band does epic rendition of EXO’s Call Me Baby
SNL Korea’s house band Common Ground has released a unique cover of EXO’s latest hit “Call Me Baby.” Using their instrumental talents, the band recreates the sounds of the song in a unique and impressive manner.
Check out the video below!
Tokyo’s fancy new Taco Bell had people lined up down the block
The last time anyone saw a Taco Bell in Japan was in the 1980s, when, after just a few years, then-owner PepsiCo closed the chain down there due to poor sales. On April 21 last week, armed to the teeth with Japan-only dishes added to its Western menu, Taco Bell returned to the Land of the Rising Sun with a fancy-schmancy new restaurant in Tokyo’s Shibuya neighbourhood. On opening day, before the doors were unlocked at 10 a.m., hundreds of people were lined up down the block to get in.
Cast members are back on DramaFever show pages!
We heard you loud and clear! In the last update of DramaFever show pages, cast members were accidentally removed. Well, fret no more because they’re back!
12 Important life lessons learned from K-dramas
While dramas are, of course, not real life, they contain some really important life lessons that all K-drama addicts realize at one point or another. K-drama characters go through a lot of drama. They aren’t called Korean dramas for nothing! Therefore, they have a lot they can teach us about life.
Cute & easy pond manicure inspired by Sensory Couple!
Get this cute and dreamy layered nail art inspired by the scents Shin Se Kyung’s character Cho Rim sees in Sensory Couple! The best part about this design? It looks amazing for such a simple technique!
G-Dragon shares advice about overcoming hard times
We all know how it goes. You set a big goal for yourself, you work hard at it, and then suddenly it all goes wrong. Nothing is working, and if you don’t get it just right, you are going to disappoint everyone. At the Big Bang concert in Seoul on April 25 and 26, G-Dragon let his fans know that he, too, can have slumps and feelings of being overwhelmed.
Fan creates cute and hilarious doodles of EXO on Twitter
A Twitter user, @exodoodles, has been creating some awesome doodles of the members of EXO that you have to see for yourself!
How many of these Hayao Miyazaki Easter eggs have you found?
With Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement from producing beautiful and deeply profound animated films at Studio Ghibli, devoted fans have returned to his earlier works to discover hidden treasures that they may not have noticed the first time they viewed them.
Actress Kim Soo Hyun talks Avengers: Age of Ultron
Avengers: Age of Ultron opens this weekend to U.S. audiences, but it has already made big bucks in South Korea, raking in a little over $28 million. With a large portion of the movie set in Seoul and the superheroes supported by scientist Helen Cho, played by Kim Soo Hyun (who also goes by Claudia Kim), South Korea leads international ticket sales at 14% of all current markets.
Sadly, there will be no
JaK’s Top Pick
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!
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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