DF-Wave News Splash #61 – Drama Recipe Collections, Torn Idol Pants, Men’s Style, Celebrity Cosplay, Top 15 Dramas, and Sheet Masks!

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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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7 Asian dramas where best friends fall in love

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Ha Ji Won and Lee Jin Wook’s new drama The Time I Loved You is getting into full swing with a romance between two next door neighbours who begin to recognize romantic feelings after 17 years of friendship. Stories about best friends falling in love can be some of the sweetest romances, and this drama isn’t the first one to tackle the topic! Here are 7 Asian dramas about best friends who end up being more than friends.

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K-Pop Corner: 12 Songs from June 2015 that scream summertime

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The world of k-pop embraces loud colours all year-round, but nothing makes it hit home more than the summer time. From shocking neon sets to sports themes, here are 12 songs from June 2015 that scream “summer!”

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How to make Easy Cucumber Kimchi, Ooi-kimchi (오이김치)

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You can’t beat kimchi made with cucumbers during the hot season in Korea. We call it Ooi-kimchi (오이김치). The crunchy texture with full robust flavour of well-fermented cucumber kimchi is everyone’s favourite. The spicy heat is quite mild so that people who are not keen on spicy food can enjoy the kimchi.

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Fridays with Feiii: EXO’s Chanyeol-inspired K-pop eye makeup tutorial

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Inspired by Chanyeol in EXO’s music video “Love Me Right”, Feiii shows you how to get this pretty pink and copper eye makeup–it’s perfect for beginners who want to start doing a little more with their eyes!

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The 5 ways INFINITE’s L weakens Ha Ji Won’s resolve in The Time I Loved You

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Does he succeed or doesn’t he? Noona romance can happen when an older woman is wooed by a younger man. In this case, Ha Ji Won is also the team leader to the new young hottie at the office, played by L (singer-actor Kim Myung Soo). How does she resist his charm, or can she? Let’s see the 5 ways he makes his moves on Ha Ji Won and weakens her resolve in The Time I Loved You.

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Street Style Seoul: Jung Yong Hwa, Jang Geun Suk and other leading men styles in Seoul

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Does K-drama imitate real life? This week, Kelly and Kitae search the streets of Seoul to find outfits inspired by some of their favourite leading men, like Jung Yong Hwa and Jang Geun Suk!

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WATCH: BTOB’s Minhyuk accidentally rips pants and reveals his bright red underwear on stage

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During BTOB’s live performance of “It’s Okay” on M!Countdown this week, member Minhyuk had an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction. Upon finishing his solo rap, his sudden dance moves caused his tight pants to rip, exposing his bright red underwear underneath!

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5 Songs from Mask that give you too many feels to handle

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The hit melodrama Mask, starring Park Soo Ae and Joo Ji Hoon, has steadily gained popularity among fans around the world thanks to not only the intriguing storyline and chemistry between the talented actors, but also its incredibly beautiful and moving soundtrack. If you manage to sit through an episode without at least tearing up a little when the theme music starts to play, then you are probably a robot. Here are 5 songs from the Mask OST that will make you feel all the feels.

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Enjoy the Warm and Cozy recipe collection from Jeju Island Gatsby

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We’ve been waiting for this day! The charming and romantic Jeju Island Gatsby not only gave us a happy ending, but it has also given us many delightful recipes to try. We have gathered all 12 warm and cozy recipes in one place. Bookmark for your recipe album and enjoy these lovely delicacies to your heart’s content.

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8 Korean celebrities whose jewelry game is on point

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Of all the Korean celebrities, few have achieved the fame of being both stars and style icons. The stars below have created a name for themselves with perfect styling, stunning fashion, and most importantly, trendsetting jewellery.

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Which of these 5 Asian celebrities is your favorite cosplay star?

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Celebrities doing cosplay are not something new, but these stars are professionals when it comes to cosplay. Which one is your favourite?

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5 Reasons to watch Tiger Mom

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Since Amy Chua described the concept of “Tiger moms” in her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, the way of “strict parenting” from Asian parents has remained a hot topic. Now top Chinese stars Zhao Wei and Tong Dawei worked together to put this Tiger Mom theme on the screen, which sparked a debate over “strict parenting” and “free style” in China and over the world. Here are the reasons that you cannot miss this popular TV drama:

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The top 15 dramas of 2015 so far, according to the Korean Contents Power Index

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There have been a lot of buzz-worthy dramas so far this year, but which one captured the most interest in Korea? The Contents Power Index (CPI) rankings have been released for the first half of 2015, and they rank the top dramas so far this year. See which ones made the list!

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EXO’s D.O injured during concert in Japan

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EXO fans were concerned after Dispatch released photos of D.O in a wheelchair following the recent SMTOWN world tour in Japan. According to a statement from SM Entertainment, D.O was injured during the concert, but the injuries were not serious.

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Matt Damon expresses his surprise at Great Wall costar Luhan’s overwhelming popularity

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At a recent press conference for the upcoming movie The Great Wall, Hollywood star Matt Damon revealed that he was amazed when he discovered former EXO member Luhan’s popularity during the filming.

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Get Your Glow On: Korean sheet masks, rubber masks, and wash-off masks — Which is better?

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Korean skincare masks are all the rage now, but how do you decide which is the best for you? What’s the difference between a cotton sheet mask and a biocellulose mask? Our experts at Glow Recipe explain the many different mask textures and what they’re usually used for!

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7 Must-know Korean beauty stores

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Korean beauty products are all the rage, especially throughout Asia. These popular Korean beauty chains are quickly coming to dominate the international cosmetic market and are setting up locations all around the world. Their stores feature the latest beauty trends from Korea and are marketed by the hottest Korean celebrities. You should recognize many of the beautiful faces below!

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10 Mouthwatering foods from K-drama you’ll want to try now

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The world of K-dramas often involve food scenes that have you scrounging through your cupboards for something to eat. All the food looks amazing and delicious. I’m a huge fan of trying all sorts of new foods and have seen so much inspiration for trying out new things come from my favourite K-dramas. We found 10 foods that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime from abalone to egg rolls. There is nothing better than trying out a new food or recipe and chowing down while watching your favorite K-drama!

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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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