DF-Wave News Splash #76 – Korean Idols #PrayForParis, G-Dragon Makeup, Star Cafés, 2NE1 Comeback, Skicare Ingredients, and Warming Recipes

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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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​Korean Idols share their thoughts for Paris through SNS #prayforworld

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On Friday night, November 13th, six coordinated terrorist attacks took place in Paris. According to BBC News, there are currently 129 deaths and 352 injuries. Many people around the world, including various Korean celebrities, were quick to share their thoughts, prayers, and support instantly through their SNS pages.

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How to make Simple Korean Zucchini Side Dish

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Zucchinis are plentiful anywhere around the world. Therefore I would like to share one extremely simple Korean zucchini side dish recipe today.

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Korean Beauty Now: April’s Worst K-beauty Buys

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In Korean Beauty Now, you’ve seen April test and rave about her favourite Korean beauty products, but what about the ones that are far better in theory than in practice? In this week’s episode, April talks about her worst K-beauty buys — including G-Dragon’s Global Eco Red lipstick for The Saem? Say it isn’t so!

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10 Surprising things that happen when you sit front row at a BIGBANG concert

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When I heard BIGBANG was coming to the US for their MADE world tour, I was ecstatic! The fangirl in me was giddy just knowing we were going to be in the same country at the same time. But I made myself a promise. If my friends and I were going to make an epic, cross country trip to see our favorite Korean group, we were going to go all out! So we searched high and low until we found front row tickets, and we can tell you — they were worth every penny!

Here are 10 surprising things that happen when you sit front row at a BIGBANG concert:

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How to make spicy tofu and squid stew

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I can’t think of anything better than a pot (or skillet) full of hot spicy Korean stew when the weather gets cold and dreary. I live far from the local Korean store, so when I saw this hand-made block of tofu on a trip to my bi-monthly Korean store visit, I was thrilled to grab a few. Their incredibly soft yet firm texture was just perfect for making stews. Here is a simple stew with tofu and squid. It is super flavourful and very simple to make, as always.

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Feature-length One Piece anime announced for December premiere on major Japanese network

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It’s going be a special holiday season for One Piece fans around the world, and especially for those who live in Japan. According to the popular anime’s official website, the franchise’s very first feature-length winter special will air in December on a major network, and fans of the best-selling manga in history can hardly wait.

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8 Cafes owned by your favorite Asian stars that you don’t want to miss

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You know your favourite stars always have their side businesses, but you may not know that some of your favourite stars have the best taste in cafes. Check these places out.

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VOTE: Which K-drama star would you like to kiss on Pepero Day?

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It’s 11/11, and you know what that means! It’s Pepero Day in Korea, the day people exchange Pepero sticks with friends and lovers to show their affection. Best of all, people play the Pepero game in hopes of brushing lips with their crush, which got me to thinking — who would I want to kiss the most on Pepero Day?

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Fridays with Feiii: G-Dragon inspired makeup look to celebrate BIGBANG’s MADE concert on DramaFever

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Feiii celebrates the launch of BIGBANG’s MADE Tour on DramaFever with this throwback to G-Dragon’s pink-haired days! In this week’s Fridays with Feiii, Feiii shows you an amazing take on GD’s one of a kind look — the eye makeup in particular is gorgeous!

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2NE1 to make a comeback on November 21

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Blackjacks, are you ready? YG Entertainment made the big the announcement today that their beloved girl group 2NE1 will be officially making their comeback on November 21. Of course, the date gave it away, but now fans can get excited for an all-new 2NE1 album. It has been over a year since we last saw the four popular idols on a K-pop stage. Their second studio album, Crush, was released in February 2014. It hit J-pop shelves in June of the same year.

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10 Korean male singers with swoon-worthy falsettos

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There’s something about a beautiful falsetto that hits you right in the feels. Powerful, full voices are gorgeous, but every once in a while, a well-placed and well-executed falsetto makes my heart race and turns my knees into gelatine. If you’re a fan of the falsetto like I am, here are 10 male Korean artists (from a variety of styles including traditional ballads, indie, and K-pop) who have truly swoon-worthy falsettos.

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Lee Min Ho set to release new single album this month

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Fans will be able to listen to actor Lee Min Ho’s sweet voice very soon. On November 9, 2015, News1star reported that Lee Min Ho is set to release a new single album in Japan on November 30.

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Get Your Glow On: The next big Korean skincare ingredients you NEED to know about

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Some say that Korean skincare technology is about 10 years ahead of its Western counterparts — if that’s true, then we really should be paying attention to all the new ingredients they’re using! In this week’s episode of Get Your Glow On, Christine and Sarah from Glow Recipe introduce three of the latest skincare ingredients popular in South Korea and show you how to work each one into your beauty routine.

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Mega-hit “Gangnam Style” to be immortalized

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The record breaking 2012 hit by Psy continues to make a big impact. The most watched YouTube video might be immortalized by the Gangnam district as early as this December according to Kotaku. So how does the Gangnam district propose to immortalize the catchy song?

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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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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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