DF-Wave News Splash #70 – Miyazaki Nature Park, Time Travel, Japanese Cry Guys, Pumpkin Doughnuts, and K-Drama Exercise 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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Hayao Miyazaki’s nature park for children set to open in 2017

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Japanese icon Hayao Miyazaki may be done making movies, but the world-famous animator has a new passion project that’s already in development. With 300 million yen (2.5 million dollars) of his own money, Miyazaki is opening a 10,000-acre nature park for children, a place where kids can go play, read and sleep to their heart’s content.

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T.O.P embraces his quirky side on the cover of Dazed and Confused

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T.O.P is the cover model for the October issue of Dazed and Confused, and the magazine just released the cover shot featuring the BIGBANG member.

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Imagine traveling through time with these 9 fantastic time travel K-dramas

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Do you ever wish that you could go back in time to re-live happy days or to fix a mistake? Whether it is to experience an exotic era in the past, realize an imaginary future, or even to become your younger self to change the past, here is a list of great time travel K-dramas to satisfy your fantasy wishes. Which one is your favourite?

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Japanese service provides hot guy to make you cry, then wipe away your tears

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Starting September 24, what is possibly the world’s strangest service will be made available to the ladies of Japan. A company will be providing “good-looking licensed therapeutic crying experts” who will make women cry, then gently wipe away their tears.

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Fridays with Feiii: What to do when you meet Big Bang in person

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Calling all VIPs! What are you going to do when you see Big Bang at the 2015 MADE Tour? Feiii (heyitsfeiii) is back with something different this week — Oppa 101! Here are some tongue-in-cheek tips for how to deal with all your Big Bang feels. If you still don’t have tickets to the tour yet, stay tuned to the end of the video to see how you can win some for free!

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Song Joong Ki poses for first post-military photoshoot with ELLE

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Song Joong Ki’s career is back in full swing after his return from military service this summer, and he showed that he’s as handsome as ever in his first post-military photoshoot with ELLE Korea.

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QUIZ: Put your superior knowledge of Super Junior to the test

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In two weeks, actor and singer Choi Si Won’s new MBC comedy series She Was Pretty will air on DramaFever. Now, I already know you are expert Choi drama fans. You could probably have long discussions about his TV dramas in South Korea and abroad. However, his singing career goes way back too! He debuted with Super Junior in 2005, and he and the boys have enjoyed a successful music career ever since. Dedicated Elfs are the reason they won 2015 Teen Choice Awards.

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How to make Korean Pumpkin Rice Doughnuts

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Have you ever tried Korean style rice doughnuts? They are crisp on the outside and very chewy inside. Many of them are rolled in sugar or coated with sticky honey syrup. They come in many different varieties, and I chose to make them with pumpkin today. The addition of pumpkin makes it a little healthier and reduces the guilt as you enjoy. 🙂

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The 10 most stunning historical K-drama costumes

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Historical K-dramas often have it all. Beautiful sets and costumes, amazing actors, story lines with intrigue, suspense, and romance — there is something for everyone! From the most opulent and intricate costumes to the more subtle but still equally beautiful, it’s amazing to see how the costumes and fashion help form and define the characters and give you insight into their place within society.

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Korean Beauty Now: Ombre/Gradient lip tutorial for all skin tones

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The gradient/ombre lip is one of the most popular Korean makeup trends, and it has now made it to mainstream audiences in the West! For those looking to try it out, April gives you some suggestions on what sort of colours and products you can use to achieve the same effect, regardless of your skin tone.

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The Top 10 best K-dramas of Summer 2015

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Summer is sadly over, but instead of mourning our loss, let’s take a moment to remember the good times! This summer, the K-drama gods gifted us with hours of laughter, tears, romance, and intrigue. Some of my now all-time favourite K-dramas came out this summer, so if you’re looking for something to brighten your fall, here are some recommendations from the best K-dramas of Summer 2015.

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Lee Joon cast as vampire detective in new OCN drama

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It looks like the big vampire trend isn’t quite ready to end, as we have yet another vampire drama in the works. Lee Joon has just signed on to headline OCN’s Vampire Detective alongside Lee Se Young (Trot Lovers) and Oh Jung Sae (Marry Him If You Dare).

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Miss Granny actress Shim Eun Kyung shares adorable photo in school uniform

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Shim Eun Kyung continues to time travel! The 21-year-old actress recently shared a precious photo of herself and a friend on Instagram dressed in school uniforms while smiling and holding up V signs. Her short caption just described the image as “cute.” It is unclear if it is an actual throwback from school or a shot from a production. Nonetheless, it seems like the two girls are having fun!

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9 Appealing photos of hot Idols acting in your favorite K-dramas

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K-Pop idols have been taking over TV dramas for a number of years. Fans love to see them on weekly music shows, so it makes perfect sense to transition into K-dramas too!

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10 diet and exercise secrets from your favorite K-drama stars

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It’s no secret that many of the Korean celebrities we know and love have fit and toned bodies. For some, maintaining a healthy and strong lifestyle comes easily. Others have had to put a lot of work and effort into getting into top shape. From weight training to ballet and healthy diet guidelines, we have all the secrets of these stars. Here are our top 10 diet and exercise secrets from your favourite K-drama stars:

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Get Your Glow On: Everything you need to know about splash masks, the latest skincare innovation from Korea

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One of the latest innovations in Korean skincare and beauty is the splash mask. What is it and how does it work? Our Glow Recipe experts Sarah and Christine are here to tell you everything you need to know before you try a splash mask out for yourself!

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No more Lee Min Ho face masks?

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Don’t worry — we are not talking about City Hunter. In case you didn’t know, Lee Min Ho’s name has been used without permission to sell cosmetic face masks. The good news is that the famous Korean actor has won the lawsuit against the companies that violated his rights. Find out more details here.

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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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