DF-Wave News Splash #59 – Super Junior Comeback, Hidden Talents, Vampire Scholars, K-Drama Smiles, and a Sexy Gorilla??

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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 share them with you!

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

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South Koreans Face Extinction by 2750

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Don’t be alarmed, that is a long way off by a few hundred years. However, a study conducted in 2014 found that “South Koreans could ‘face natural extinction by 2750 if the birth-rate were maintained at 1.19 children per woman — assuming no reunification with North Korea or significant inflow of migrants.”

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13 Cute facts about Running Man’s Monday Couple

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Running Man’s Gary and Song Ji Hyo are Korea’s longest-running reality TV couple. Have they dated other people or, better yet, each other? Scroll down to find out!

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CNBLUE’s Kang Min Hyuk turns into a nervous fanboy over School 2015’s Kim So Hyun

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Apparently even idols get starstruck. Proving once again that he is the most adorable human being alive, CNBLUE drummer and actor Kang Min Hyuk recently had a shy fanboy moment when he had a chance to speak with School 2015 actress Kim So Hyun.

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Women in Japan Are Going Ape Over this Gorilla

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A majestic 18-year-old silverback, named Shabani, of Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Nagoya has become the heartthrob of the zoo. The 400lbs gorilla has been drawing women to the zoo because of his ripped body and insanely good looks (and he’s a natural in front of the camera).

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Get Your Glow On: Basic Korean Morning Skincare Routine

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Want to incorporate Korean skincare techniques into your routine, but don’t know where to start? For all those curious about how you can get the dewy glow of your favourite K-drama actresses like Kang So Ra, here’s a no-fuss, back to basics morning skincare routine recommended by the experts at Glow Recipe!

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You’ll never believe the hidden talents of these 10 K-drama stars!

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Most of these K-drama stars have worked hard to perfect their acting skills and have proven to the world that they deserve accolades for their abilities. What’s exceptional about these ten K-drama stars is that alongside their incredible acting skills, they have amazing hidden talents from singing to writing to nail art and beyond.

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Lee Joon Ki transforms into a bloodthirsty vampire in first teaser for Scholar Who Walks the Night

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The first teaser for Scholar Who Walks the Night is out, and it’s just about what you would expect from a Joseon-Era vampire story. We get Lee Joon Ki transforming from an absurdly beautiful man into an absurdly beautiful vampire, plus some shots of our other leads Lee Yoo Bi, Changmin, Kim So Eun, and, last but not least, Lee Soo Hyuk as the best villain with the worst hair. Take a look!

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10 More K-drama actors who know how to kiss

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You squealed with excitement for our list of actors who knew how to kiss. You searched for your favourites and quickly let us know if they were in there or not. I heard you and went collecting favourite moments. So here is Part 2 of actors who know how to kiss — the Readers’ Choice version.

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9 Reasons Producer reminds us of The Office

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As the hit drama Producer came to an end, (SO SAD!) we thought this would cheer you up. Scroll down to see nine reasons K-drama Producer reminds us of NBC’s The Office.

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QUIZ: Can you identify these 20 Korean stars by their smiles?

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We love to see our favourite actors and actresses laughing and having a good time. Many of them have won over our hearts with their radiant smiles, but how well do you really know the distinctive grins of Korea’s top actors and actresses? Take this quiz to find out! How many of these 20 actors and actresses can you identify by their smiles alone?

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Super Junior prepares for 2015 comeback

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ELFs have waited almost a year, and Super Junior is finally coming back! Super Junior headed back into the studio recently to work an all new album. The original plan was to set their promotional schedule after Girls’ Generation made their comeback. Today, an SM Entertainment representative told TV Report the boys are working on a new project.

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Lee Kwang Soo tries channeling his inner gangster for banana milk

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Asia’s Prince loves him some banana milk. Lee Kwang Soo has made several CFs for Binggrae’s Banana Milk, but his latest just might be my favourite. Whether he’s pimped out in a pinstriped suit or surrounded by beautiful women while sitting on a throne, our favourite goofball proves that he’s as lovable as ever. The BTS video just makes me laugh over and over.

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Janie’s Tips & Tricks: Get smiling eyes with these “cute eyebags”

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Aegyo sahl, or “cute eyebags,” are a popular Korean makeup trend that instantly gives you youthful, constantly smiling eyes. Janie shows you how to achieve this look with just some basic eyeshadow!

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11 Gorgeous South Korean leading men who embody the word “Love”

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In a world full of amazing K-dramas, there are just some actors who make us love them. Whether it be their superior acting, their great looks, their fantastic personality, or whatever else, we cannot help falling in love with certain stars time and time again.

This list is dedicated to the South Korean male actors who pretty much embody the word “love.”

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How to make LA style Korean BBQ Ribs, LA Galbi (갈비)

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Today, I would like to post a very special recipe that you should try at home no matter what. It is the ever-famous LA style Galbi (LA 갈비). You can’t talk about Korean food without mentioning the famous Korean BBQ ribs (galbi, 갈비), right?

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5 Male drama characters who cross-dressed as women

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We always watch dramas with a female lead disguising herself as a guy, such as Coffee Prince, Nail Shop Paris, You Are Beautiful, etc. We love the storyline and the chemistry between the leading roles. But have you seen the reverse?

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The 10 Korean stars least likely to be cast as villains

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The SBS program One Night of Entertainment recently conducted an online survey to gauge which actors and actresses people think would least fit an evil role. The results were featured on the program on June 17, and they listed the top 10 answers from more than 1,300 responses. All of these celebrities below have such a good image that playing a villain is almost unimaginable!

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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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