DF-Wave News Splash #69 – F(x) Comeback, Catch Pikachu IRL, K-Pop on Dramafever, Bite-Sized Dramas, and Which ‘Running Man’ Member are You?

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Working hard this September? Unwind 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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F(x) confirms October comeback

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Asia’s pop dance group f(x) officially became a four-member girl group this summer, and now their debut is becoming a reality! True f(x) fans have been patiently waiting since last year’s “Red Light” for their beloved girl group to return to the stage.

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Learn Korean with RPGs: How to Order Food

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안녕하세요! (An-nyong ha-se-yo!) Hello! I’m Billy from GO! Billy Korean on YouTube.

If you’re looking for a quick lesson to learn how to order food in a Korean restaurant, then you’re in the right place!

In this video, we’ll cover how to order food in a restaurant. More videos coming soon.

Check out the video below! You can also review using the RPG’s complete dialogue written out underneath the video.

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Follow Big Bang’s journey to stardom with the upcoming series Big Bang: The Beginning

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K-pop is coming to DramaFever in a big way, and to kick things off, we’re going back to the beginning with YG superstars Big Bang in the documentary series Big Bang: The Beginning!

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Catch Pikachu in real life with Nintendo’s new Pokémon GO!

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The wait is over for Pokémon fans around the world. Nintendo has just announced the release of Pokémon GO, a smartphone game that allows players to catch creatures in their everyday, real-life environments. This groundbreaking game is scheduled for release sometime in 2016.

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QUIZ: Which Running Man cast member are you?

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Do you love the awesome variety show Running Man? From big names like Lee Kwang Soo to Song Ji Hyo and Yoo Jae Suk to Kim Jong Kook, this show boasts an amazing and unforgettable cast. Have you ever wondered which Running Man cast member you are most like? Take this fabulous quiz below to find out!

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K-Pop is coming to DramaFever!

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Are you a fan of K-pop? Do you wish you lived in Korea so that you could see more of your favorite idols? Well, we have exciting news for you because K-pop is coming to DramaFever! We will be bringing you more K-pop access than ever with a “tour” packed with concert footage, documentaries, ticket giveaways, and more!

Check out the dates below to see some of the exciting content we have coming your way:

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Watch: Lee Min Ho accepts Korean Wave Contribution Award and Mango Popularity Award at the 2015 Seoul International Drama Awards

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Lee Min Ho was one of the top winners at the 2015 Seoul International Drama Awards on September 10. He received the 10th Anniversary Korean Wave Contribution Award along with actress Lee Young Ae and director Lee Byung Hoon. He also received the Mango Popularity Award along with actress Choo Ja Hyun and singer The One. Find out more about the significance of the awards and watch the videos to see what our perfect man said.

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5 Handsome male actors from your favorite classic K-dramas: Where are they now?

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Theatre actors, models, and K-pop idols are taking over TV screens all over South Korea! Everyone may love the new eye candy, and many of them are very talented too! However, there are times we miss the actors we watched in our very first K-dramas, or the ones who are just near and dear to our hearts because of one iconic role in the past.

Today, we will take a look at five handsome actors and see what they are up to today.

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No time for dramas? Check out DramaFever’s bite-sized series collection!

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Find yourself in need of a K-drama fix? Not enough time on the subway to watch a full episode? Or maybe a ten-minute picker upper to get you through the day? Then check out the mini dramas in our Bite-sized Drama Collection meant for a quick fix without the extra baggage.

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How to make Korean Pumpkin Porridge, hobak-jook (호박죽)

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The sizzling hot summer is going away and the autumn is coming near. That means it is pumpkin season. You might already see lots of pumpkins displayed in the stores.

Koreans love pumpkins. We cook them with rice, make rice cakes with them, and use them in both savoury and sweet dishes. Today, I will share with you one of the easiest Korean pumpkin recipes: pumpkin porridge called hobak-jook (호박죽).

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Yae’s Sakura: 7 reasons to watch this Japanese epic starring Haruka Ayase as the extraordinary heroine

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Yae’s Sakura, or Yae no Sakura in Japanese, means “Yae’s Cherry Blossom.” It is a very unique Japanese historical drama in that its central figure, Yae, is a young woman. Yae’s life is full of such amazing surprises that you would not have believed that she lived in the 19th century. Here are 7 reasons to watch Yae’s Sakura.

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MOVIE CLUB REVIEW: A Werewolf Boy

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In 1960s Korea, Sun Yi’s (Park Bo Young) illness leaves her friendless and forces her family to move to a remote village. When a feral boy (Song Joong Ki) shows up, to Sun Yi’s dismay, her mother decides to take him in, and names him Chul Soo. Sun Yi slowly warms up to the doglike Chul Soo, and Chul Soo begins demonstrating inexplicable powers.

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10 Korean stars with impeccable “manner hands”

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Korea often uses English words in their own language, creating some unique and interesting phrases. You may have heard of “Manner Legs” before, but today we are going to talk about another one of my favourites: “Manner Hands”!

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Fridays with Feiii: Get cute, bouncy waves in your hair like Kim Seul Gi in Oh My Ghostess

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Feiii has something slightly different for you today — a hair tutorial! Channel your inner ghostess with her super easy tutorial on how to create cute bouncy waves, just like Kim Seul Gi in Oh My Ghostess.

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The K List: Top 5 Back to School Dramas

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School’s started, and Jay from DailyDose has the perfect cure for your back-to-school slump. Check out her top 5 favourite school-themed dramas — some of these are bound to make you feel a little better about still being in school!

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QUIZ: The hardest My Love From Another Star quiz you will ever take!

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How well did you pay attention while watching My Love From Another Star? Whether you’ve seen the amazing drama once or ten times, you should definitely be able to rock out this quiz! Unless of course, Do Min Joon was too distracting… Good luck!

Take the quiz below and be sure to let us know how you did in the comment section!

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Co-stars Park Si Yeon and Clive Owen take friendly photo on movie set

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Park Si Yeon and her fellow Last Knights co-star Clive Owen seem to be the best of friends!

The Greatest Marriage actress and actor Clive Owen were seen posing together for friendly photo behind the scenes of her very first Hollywood movie. They were all smiles as they placed one arm around each other for the recently released image.

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10 Korean actors who looked absurdly gorgeous with historical hair

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Historical dramas are known for their sweeping sets, epic storylines, and gorgeous costumes. They’re also known for releasing some of the most gorgeous K-drama manes out there. While many sageuk wigs are best used as birds’ nests and many male characters consistently cover their long locks with hats or headpieces due to rank, there are a select few K-drama actors who really embraced the art of historical hair. Here are 10 of our absolute favourites:

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Rain back on the market as he shares decision to leave Cube Entertainment on social media

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It’s been the burning question on the minds of Korean and international media this month — will Rain renew his exclusive 2-year Cube Entertainment contract in September or change his status to free agent? The answer came three days ago on September 6, when the entertainer took to his Instagram to post his decision to move on and not re-sign.

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Korean Beauty Now: Animal sheet masks are everywhere in Korea!

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We all know that face sheet masks are a huge thing in the Korean beauty world, and they’ve certainly made their way over to the rest of the world too. But did you know that in addition to the plain white masks, there’s a whole variety of cute and quirky designs that you can try out? In this week’s Korean Beauty Now, April takes a look at SNP’s anti-wrinkle tiger mask.

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WATCH: Video of G-Friend repeatedly falling during a performance goes viral

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Rookie girl group G-Friend is gaining unexpected attention after various members slipped and fell eight times during a recent performance, yet they still kept singing and dancing through the end of the song.

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Park Shin Hye looks sophisticated and stylish in fall photoshoot

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Park Shin Hye is fashion icon for fall 2015! The Pinocchio actress wore a variety of vintage clothing staples to showcase the hottest fashions. In her recent photo spread promoting the women’s clothing brand Viki, Park paired a tan trench coat with a two-tone ribbed turtleneck sweater and dark-coloured culottes. She also modelled loose khaki pants, a long black suit coat, and a form-fitting detailed grey dress accented by a simple grey jacket.

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Ji Sung gushes about being a dad

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Ji Sung loves the sweet little new addition to his family. The Kill Me, Heal Me star’s commercial filming set was recently revealed on MBC′s Section TV. During his on-screen interview, Ji said that his daughter was “a gift from heaven.” He continued to think of her during his ad for dishwashing liquid by stating, “Now I have to earn money for infant formula.”

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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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