DF-Wave News Splash #62 – Fashionable Males, Empowering Ladies, Star Regrets, Mean Mommas, and Skin Tips

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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 Stylish and sexy male K-drama characters who dress better than you

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While our favourite K-drama women have some great envy-inducing wardrobes, these sexy K-drama men certainly give them a run for their money! Always stylish and put together, these male characters actually dress better than most women I know.

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5 Empowering Kpop Songs for the Ladies

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Music has the power to influence and move you. The Kpop industry is booming with plenty of leading ladies with empowering music. Here is a list of a just a few motivating girl power songs that carry a good message and have a good beat too.

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Lee Min Ho has a busy week surfing in CA, attending a movie screening in Japan, filming a commercial in Seoul, and winning the BiFan award

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Such is the life of a Hallyu superstar, but Lee Min Ho is carrying it off with his typical dashing style. He even looks relaxed as he goes about his busy schedule. Within the past week, he travelled to the United States and Japan and back to his home country, South Korea. He worked, he surfed, he greeted 8,000 fans, and he won an important film award. So when will we see him and Suzy together?

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Lee Kwang Soo supports best friend Song Joong Ki with Descendants of the Sun cameo

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The real-life bromance between Song Joong Ki and Lee Kwang Soo is just the gift that keeps on giving. First Song Joong Ki dropped by the set of Running Man to say hello to his old friends after returning from the military. Then Song Joong Ki, Lee Kwang Soo, and Jo In Sung went on a friends’ vacation. It should come as no surprise, then, that when Song Joong Ki asked Kwang Soo to make a cameo in the upcoming series Descendants of the Sun, his buddy didn’t hesitate to comply!

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Who is the best lead in manga live action dramas?

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If you are a big fan of manga, you can’t miss those manga live action dramas. See all the dreamy male leads coming to life — who is your favourite?

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13 Korean actors and actresses who regret turning down roles in popular dramas

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Choosing to accept or reject a drama role is definitely not an easy decision for Korean actors and actresses. One role can make or break you career, and choosing the right one is a decision that cannot be taken lightly. But every K-drama actor or actress has at least one role they passed up that continues to haunt them!

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Korean Beauty Now: Do blackhead removal strips really work?

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April (a.k.a. The Pink Fashion Ninja) is back with a new series, Korean Beauty Now! In this first episode, she reviews Holika Holika’s 3-Step blackhead removal kit. Does it actually help you get rid of your blackheads? April puts it to the test!

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5 Reasons you can’t miss Honey and Clover

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If you are a manga fan, you are familiar with Honey and Clover. This popular manga has been remade for movies and dramas. You don’t want to miss this one.

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The K List: Top 5 Meanest K-Drama Mommas

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Oh, K-Drama mommas. They’re in almost all K-dramas and they definitely make our favourite shows more dramatic, but boy, do we love to hate them. Join Jay from DailyDose as she counts down the top 5 meanest K-Drama mommas in this week’s K List!

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How to make spicy Korean pork, Jeyukbokkeum (제육볶음)

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I bet I am one of the rare Koreans who sucked at math at school. I don’t do well with numbers. Seeing unorganized numbers used to give me headaches, and I am still mad that cell phone numbers have to be 10 digits.

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Joo Won transforms into a renegade for Yong Pal

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This is not the first time Joo Won has played a surgeon, but his new character is nothing like his role as the naive, autistic physician in Good Doctor. In his new drama Yong Pal, co-starring Kim Tae Hee, Joo Won is a doctor whose black market work keeps him on the run, and the new look suits him. Take a peek at the drama’s very first stills!

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7 Photos that prove Jiro Wang is the perfect leading man for Fabulous Boys

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Do you miss the hit 2009 K-drama You’re Beautiful? Viewers around the world for were entranced for 16 straight hours as they watched Park Shin Hye’s character fall in love with Jang Geun Suk, while the rest of the band fell hard for her. Well, Taiwan missed the K-drama so much they brought the electricity back in 2013 with stars Jiro Wang and Cheng Yu Xi in the lovable remake Fabulous Boys.

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2NE1’s Minzy makes a beautiful transformation in new photos

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Baby-faced Minzy is all grown up! The 21-year-old 2NE1 member surprised her fans (aka Blackjacks) with stunning Instagram selfies of herself having dinner with a YG Entertainment dancer. The photo and short video clip show a completely dolled up idol with lovely golden tresses.

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Adorable Tiger Nails inspired by Tiger Mom

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To celebrate the launch of Tiger Mom, The Crafty Ninja has created this adorable tiger nail design. It’s so cute — the tiger-striped French manicure is a great idea!

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Get Your Glow On: Korean skincare tips for oily/breakout-prone skin

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If you belong to the oily or combination skin category, this video is for you! Our experts Sarah and Christine at Glow Recipe (@glowrecipe) are here to show you how to treat breakouts and acne and how to care for your skin (especially during summertime) to avoid further blemishes and discoloration.

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The 15 most iconic scenes in Heirs

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Heirs still ranks as one of the week’s popular shows here on DramaFever, so we thought we’d revisit the most iconic scenes, some of which are handpicked by the actors themselves, Lee Min Ho, Kim Woo Bin, Park Shin Hye, and Krystal Jung. Take a look!

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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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