DF-Wave News Splash #71 – VAMPS in USA, Korean Desserts, Villain Quiz, Princess Mako’s Secret Study, Autumn Fashion, and iKon Tops Charts!

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Drama Fever News Splash

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Celebrate the harvest 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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Classic J-rock group VAMPS to take LA and San Francisco by storm on their USA 2015 Tour

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The epic J-rock group VAMPS, fronted by Japanese rock veterans HYDE (lead vocalist of L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (guitarist of Oblivion Dust), is coming to Los Angeles and San Francisco next month on their USA 2015 Tour. VAMPS is one of the most successful international Japanese rock acts of all time, and Hyde has a special shoutout for DramaFever fans!

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How to make Royal Korean Beef, Nuhbiani (너비아니)

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Perhaps Bulgogi is the most well-known beef dish of Korea. But before Bulgoi, there was a dish called Mac-jeok, either beef or pork. It was basically meat directly cooked over a fire, often using skewers. Historians believe that the cooking method of this dish was influenced by the Mongols, thanks to Genghis Kan.

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10 Times Noble, My Love leading man Sung Hoon slayed us with his charisma

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Romantic web series Noble, My Love will make its DramaFever debut today! Leading man Sung Hoon has already caught our eye with various roles, and we can’t wait to see him winning Kim Jae Kyung’s heart as Lee Kang Hoon in this series. In case you aren’t familiar with this handsome actor, here are 10 times he slayed us with his charisma.

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Lee Min Ho chosen as the “Honorary Ambassador” for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

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The 2018 Winter Olympics will take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and actor Lee Min Ho will be serving as the “Honorary Ambassador” for the spectacular event!

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10 Delicious desserts that only exist In Korea

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Korean food is so universal, yet Korea has so many hidden gems just begging to be discovered. Here we have the top 10 desserts that only exist in Korea. There are traditional and contemporary Korean desserts as well as American desserts that have turned Korean. Scroll down to see how many you’ve had!

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The top 10 celebrities Koreans want to introduce to their families on Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving)

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On September 23, mobile app Cashslide revealed the results of a survey in which they asked 1,057 users in their 20s-40s which celebrity they would most like to bring home on Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) to introduce to their families.

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QUIZ: Which K-drama villain would you be?

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When most of us watch our favourite K-dramas, we cheer on the good guys while wishing fervently that the bad guys will just go away. But do you ever find yourself secretly rooting for the bad guy? Or empathizing with his/her difficult plight in life?

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Apparently paparazzi for royalty have been lax on the job. It’s finally been revealed that Japan’s Princess Mako has been secretly living in England and attending University of Leicester for the last year. Find out more.

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Rolling Stone’s “50 Greatest Boy Band Songs of All Time” list includes 5 K-Pop songs

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Rolling Stone published its “50 Greatest Boy Band Songs of All Time” list on September 24, and it includes not one, two, or three K-Pop songs, but five!

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9 Must-visit K-drama filming sites

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One thing that makes me sad about living in the United States is that I miss out on the understated beauty of Korean scenery. Some of the sites are so exceptionally spectacular that they become the backdrop of many, many popular K-dramas. Take a look at the 9 K-drama filming sites worth a visit!

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Universal Studios invests in Moon Lovers, Korean remake of Chinese classic Scarlet Heart (Bu Bu Jing Xin)

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Has Hollywood finally discovered the power and influence of K-dramas? Universal Studios is making a huge investment in Moon Lovers, also reported as Lovers of the Moon, to be directed by the director of It’s Okay, That’s Love. The new Korean drama will be a remake of the extremely popular Chinese historical fusion Scarlet Heart (Bu Bu Jing Xin). Find out more.

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17 Enchanting Korean celebrity fashion shoots to get you in the mood for fall

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Yesterday was the first official day of fall, and that means the return of warm, comfy clothes, dark sultry makeup, and pumpkin spice everything! It is also the time that all the top fashion outlets release cozy, autumn-themed photo shoots featuring our favourite Korean stars, including Song Joong Ki, Jo Jung Suk and Gong Hyo Jin! These beautiful photo shoots are sure to get you in the mood for fall.

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Explore Korea with DramaFever on the 2015 Korea Joa Project!

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DramaFever is excited to announce that we’ve been chosen to participate in the very first 2015 Korea Joa Project, a mutual cultural exchange visit to Korea. We invite all DramaFever fans to follow along with us on Facebook, Instagram and DramaFever News starting September 30!

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Instagram names BIGBANG’s T.O.P as one of their most-followed accounts

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Instagram recently announced that they reached the milestone of having 400 million Instagrammers on board. Instagram also revealed that BIGBANG member T.O.P has one of the most-followed accounts among the last 100 million people who joined Instagram! How awesome is that?

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QUIZ: Put your BIGBANG solo project knowledge to the test

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BIGBANG is explosive as a boy group, but their individual solo projects over the years have truly defined them throughout Asia. Besides the hot duo GD and T.O.P, each member has branched out on their own to put their unique talent on display for VIPs. Of course, fans adored them for it and shower the singers with much love wherever they go. The following quiz is all about brushing up on your excellent knowledge of the solo projects you already adore.

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Hot group iKON tops music charts for a week prior to debut

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YG Entertainment’s newest rookie boy group are already K-Pop stars! Music lovers have been awaiting iKON’s debut since their first appearance on the competition reality show Who Is Next: Win in 2013. This year, the boys promised the long wait would be officially over with the release of their first album Welcome Back.

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BIGBANG’s “Loser” becomes first K-pop music video to surpass 60 million views in 2015

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BIGBANG wins as the most popular K-pop group on YouTube in 2015! This year, BIGBANG’s comeback track “Loser” made a big impact on the K-pop industry as a whole by surpassing 60 million views since its April 30 release. The “Loser” single is all about feeling like one is worthless in the world, but the boy band’s popularity proves they are precious and in demand stars! They are well on their way to several more million views by the end of the year.

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QUIZ: Can you identify who these “manner legs” belong to?

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Are you a fan of “manner legs”? Isn’t it hard not to love a good manner legs photo? For those of you who are new to this concept, manner legs are when tall people use a wide stance or bend down to make it easier for those around them. Many celebrities in Korea use their manner legs while filming or when around their stylists and makeup artists. The resulting poses are rather hilarious!

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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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