DF-Wave News Splash #74 – K-Drama Halloween, Warming Recipes, Rain’s New Company, Mood Glasses, and All-Female Sushi Bar!

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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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Rain launches his new entertainment company and signs on the dotted line

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After a September filled with questions concerning entertainer Rain’s decision to leave Cube Entertainment and whether or not another agency was in his future, October has yielded an answer.

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How to make Kimchi Udon, 김치 우동

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I like udon, and so do most Koreans.

If you drive on the freeways in Korea, you will find many rest areas along the road. Most of them have food stalls where you can purchase quick meals and snacks. This Kimchi Udon (김치우동) is one of the most popular items on the menu. Feeding yourself a bowl of hot udon in the middle of a long winter journey? I call it ‘Kimchi Udon Soup for the Soul’.

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Fridays with Feiii: Recreate Kim Tae Hee’s flawless sleeping beauty look in Yong Pal

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Kim Tae Hee was a perfect sleeping beauty in the beginning of Yong Pal — didn’t she look so flawless? Her makeup was so natural and simple and brought out all her best features. In this week’s Fridays with Feiii, Feiii shows you how you can recreate that look for yourself! This barely there natural look is just perfect for everyday wear.

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So Ji Sub, Shin Min Ah, and the Oh My Venus cast gather for first script reading.

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Production for Oh My Venus is officially underway, and KBS recently released photos from the drama’s first script reading on October 10. See photos of So Ji Sub, Shin Min Ah, and the rest of the cast below!

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4 Ridiculously hilarious BIGBANG K-drama parodies

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T.O.P may be the main actor in BIGBANG, but the whole group really puts on a wonderful show while recreating iconic K-dramas. These parodies may be a few years old, but they certainly haven’t lost any of their humour! If you don’t already love BIGBANG, it will be hard to resist their charms after watching these awesome videos!

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Will these next-generation eyeglasses from Japan really tell you how you’re feeling?

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For all of you who wear eyeglasses, and sunglasses for that matter, the newest type of smart glasses coming out of Japan may be of special interest. Just by connecting to an app on your phone, these stylish glasses will tell you how you feel.

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10 Asian dramas that showcase female friendships

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We always find the female leads stunning in dramas, but in some of them, those female characters are also accompanied with their best friends. Sometimes the friends turn out to be enemies and sometimes they amend their relationship and get back to bestie status. Check out these dramas to see which best friends are your favourites!

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7 Things every smartphone user must do before visiting Korea

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I took my first trip ever to Korea two weeks ago as part of the Korea Joa Project, and it was also my first time travelling for an extended time with my iPhone. Travelling with your phone can be very expensive potentially, and along the way I made some mistakes and some smart decisions. Here are 7 things that I think everyone with a smartphone should do before visiting Korea!

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Meet Saya, the most realistic computer-generated high school girl in the world

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Saya looks like a typical Japanese high school girl, except she’s not one. She was born straight out of a computer, created by a mother and father who make their living as freelance 3-D CGI artists and who have high hopes for their beautiful daughter to one day become a movie star.

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The 10 most heart-wrenching K-dramas from recent years

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Are you someone who is more intrigued by sad K-dramas than the happier, more lighthearted ones? Then this list is perfect for you! Whether you want a series that lets you cry your eyes out or one that is darker and deals with more complicated emotions and people, we have a list of 10 K-dramas from recent years that will speak to you.

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Learn to make bulgogi and japchae from the food director of That Winter, the Wind Blows!

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As part of the 2015 Korea Joa Project media tour of South Korea, we were able to see many of the country’s most exciting aspects. As a big fan of Korean food, I was especially looking forward to our visit to the Food & Culture Korea Academy and the chance to meet Kim Soo Jin, Korea’s first “Food Director.”

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Korean Beauty Now: Quick and easy way to get aegyo sal with makeup

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Aegyo sal is really popular Korean beauty trend that’s about getting a slight puffiness right under the eyes, giving you a cute and youthful look. There are many ways of getting it (including a specialized tape), but April from Korean Beauty Now shows you how to get it in the quickest and easiest way possible, with just eye shadow and a highlighter!

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New all-female sushi bar challenges male-dominated Japanese sushi industry

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Growing up in Tokyo, I never, ever saw a female sushi chef, and my parents used to take me and my sister to eat at sushi bars quite a bit. But now, almost 30 years later, a new restaurant is challenging the sushi industry, and Japanese society as a whole, by only hiring dedicated women.

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Jo Jung Suk reveals man crush on EXO’s D.O.

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They aren’t close enough to have a bromance, but Jo Jung Suk definitely has an idol man crush! During yesterday’s press conference for Jo’s Journalist film, the topic of another one of his upcoming films came up.

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The 10 wackiest drink and food flavors from Japan

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Upon entering a convenience store like 7-Eleven in Japan, or an everyday supermarket, for that matter, you can’t help but notice the sheer number of drinks and snacks on the shelves, not to mention some of their very unique and almost odd kind of flavours. As an example, here are 10 drink and snack flavours you’ll most probably only ever see in Japan.

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9 K-drama Halloween costume ideas

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While I’ve seen many people cosplay K-pop singers, I haven’t seen people cosplay any actors…yet! Halloween is upon us, so while you could dress up like Batman or a nurse, how about making your outfit different by dressing up like a character from a K-drama? All level of costume making difficulty included from casual to hard. Let’s get shopping and sewing, shall we?

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How to make Korean-style pork and chive fritters (gluten-free option)

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When I was growing up, my mother often made Korean-style fritters with whatever vegetables she had in the fridge. Just like most mothers in Korea, she waved her magic wand and the fabulous dish was created with a blink of an eye. They were crispy, yummy, and satisfying. I love Korean-style savoury fritters and pancakes. They are just irresistible.

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ELLE releases more photos of Song Joong Ki

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ELLE Korea has released more photos of actor Song Joong Ki from his recent photoshoot!

During his interview, he shared about his time in the military and talked about the importance of having a positive mindset, how he overcomes his fears, and his new drama Descendants of the Sun.

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7 Times Choi Min Ho satisfied our chocolate craving by flashing his abs

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When it comes to chocolate cravings — chocolate ab cravings to be more specific — the thirst is real, and the only thing that can truly quench it is to indulge in just a little. Well, I don’t know if you’re aware but actor and SHINee member Choi Min Ho of new drama Because It’s the First Time has chocolate abs for days, and I thought I’d give you a taste with these 7 delicious bites.

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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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