Wednesday, March 4, 2015

JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong to Enter the Military on March 31, 2015

Kim Jae Joong of JYJ debuted as one of member of boy group Dong Bang Shin Ki released single album "Hug" on January 14, 2004. I remember that my sister and I used to sing along the song constantly. They had scarcely become the best when the five members made their debut.  

JYJ Kim Jae Joong Spy Park Yoo Chun Kim Jun Su

Kim Jae Joong, a member of JYJ, will be entering the military on March 31. The singer already has a fan meeting planned for this month including international fan meeting from March 14 and also has a concert on March 28 and 29 titled 2015 Kim Jae Joong Concert in Seoul-The Beginning of The End.

JYJ Kim Jae Joong Spy
On the set of the drama Spy with the female lead role Go Sung Hee

JYJ Kim Jae Joong Spy
Kim writing a script very seriously

The 29-year-old actor is currently active as an actor in KBS 2TV‘s drama Spy based on the Israeli drama The Gordin CellThe last episode the drama will be aired this Friday night.

JYJ Kim Jae Joong Spy
What do you think about this hat? It looks good on him :)

JYJ Kim Jae Joong Spy Park Yoo Chun Kim Jun Su
 Jun Su, Jae Joong, Yoo Chun of JYJ from the left
Not only Jae Joong but also Yoo Chun and Jun Su are distinguished in many different fields like TV drama, film, music, musical etc. 

JYJ Kim Jae Joong Spy Park Yoo Chun Kim Jun Su
See you in twenty one months~ :0

Have courage to create uncontested market space _泥中蟠龍's Game愛歌

I have ever heard such a funny story that Kang Ho Dong, a South Korean MC and comedian, is not known to many junior high and high school students as the top Korean traditional wrestler-turned-TV star. The former wrestler began his MC and comedian career in 1999, appearing on MBC as a talent. But 20 years later, his successful Ssireum career appears to have not existed anymore.

Game users are no strangers when it comes to being released games through Kakao Talk almost like MC Kang Ho Dong. Kakao Talk Game Center opened just 3 years ago, however, we already got used to it.

I've recently asked a representative of a gaming company about type of game before I had a business meeting with him. "Is there still online game companies want to be invested?" He asked me in return. Unfortunately, it's not easy to see letters outlining an investment for making online games nowadays. But I am a little bit perplexed by current situation where many game developers are making their games for mobile platform like Kakao Talk.

A lot of mobile gaming companies were started to found from the fall of 2012 like so many mushrooms after a rain when mobile games like Anipang, Dragon Flight made a great hit with Kakao Talk social network. Focused investments were naturally being made on mobile games and the trend reached its climax in 2013.

I was looking for promising online gaming company to invest when Kakao Talk was more than a success in late 2012. My logic was simple and clear. Online games were ignored by investors and venture capitalists and there was no investment for them at the moment. I thought that new online game productions will sharply reduce in 2~3 years if online game makers should stop manufacturing due to lack of investment. And I was sure that a few online game companies can provide a differentiated service to create uncontested market space and have the potential to succeed in 2~3 years.

We usually use words such as red ocean or blue ocean. However, people usually cannot easily sure that blue ocean is good choice for them unlike red ocean because there is no competition. That's why people who choose blue ocean are brave and they finally win recognition.

Online games are once again rising recently thanks to Black Desert's good performance. In 2013, I made an investment in one online developer and I failed to invest in the other due to opposition from within the company. The online maker I couldn't invest is NPIC SOFT developed ELOA posting a good score nowadays. That is one of my lost opportunities but I am also excited. Actually I had no desire to do it with some regrets, however, I will play the game this week with greatest pleasure. Even without saying "What goes around comes around," we need to consider it carefully to look back upon the trends of the past which we are not interested in anymore.

泥中蟠龍's Game愛歌 
means "A love song for games of a dragon waiting for an opportunity"

Please click here to read the original in Korean.

ELOA NPIC SOFT Black Desert Anipang comedian Dragon Flight investment Kakao Talk Kang Ho Dong Korean mobile game online game startup venture venture capital

Hyun Bin of Hyde, Jekyll, Me

Actor Hyun Bin became a big-time star thanks to the popularity of Korean TV series Secret Garden aired on SBS from November 13, 2010 to January 16, 2011. The romantic soap opera was a big ratings success and won a number of awards the year. 

After Hyun was discharged from the Marines on December 6, 2012, he came back with a sexy and muscular king character of a film The Fatal Encounter based on a real-life assassination attempt on King Jeongjo. The opening was the biggest for a local release in 2014 and the blockbuster has sold over 3.2 million tickets two weeks since its release. Actually he had returned to the top spot as the number one actor in South Korea. 

The 32-year-old actor  plays Gu Seo Jin, a third-generation chaeol (seriously? Chaeol character again? :( ) Gu Seo Jin of Hyde, Jekyll, Me and Kim Joo Won of Secret Garden  are so alike in many ways. Despite of similar roles, he is still charming in the new TV series. The romantic drama airs on SBS on Wednesday and Thursday nights. 

Hyun Bin Hyde, Jekyll, Me Han Ji Min
Have you seen a really cute couple ever?
Look at his nice smile winning women't heart. :)

Hyun Bin Hyde, Jekyll, Me Han Ji Min
Hyun Bin and Han Ji Min practicing reading together very seriously

Hyun Bin Hyde, Jekyll, Me Han Ji Min
Hyun and Han of the film The Fatal Encounter

Han Ji Min, the lead female role playing as Jang Ha Na, of Hyde, Jekyll, Me was a Queen Jeongsun in the movie. She is the queen dowager, consort of Jeongjo's grandfather King Yeongjo, and Jeongjo's political rival. Anyway she is so pretty. lol

Hyun Bin Hyde, Jekyll, Me Han Ji Min
Secret Garden Kim Joo Won's Trademark track suits had a great vogue at the moment :)
Episode 19 Review, Click Here.
Episode 20 Review, Click Here.
Hyun Bin of Hyde, Jekyll, MeClick Here.

K-pop girl group Exid Hani's Up&Down dance

What is the most popular song in Korea in late 2014 and early 2015?
Nobody cannot deny the answer is "Up&Down" of EXid. This song is enjoyed by anyone of age or gender. Especially Hani is one of the most talked-about in Korea these days. 

Let's watch the YouTube video clip first and talk about her.

Isn't she sexy? :) 

Exid, an acronym for Exceed in Dreaming, is a five-member South Korean girl group, composed of Solji, LE, Hani, Hyerin, and Junghwa. "Up&Down" released 27, August 2014 and the album shot up charts and unusually topped Melon chart on Christmas eve in four month before it released thanks to Hani's legendary video footage which made her the most popular celebrity. What surprises me is that she is a gifted young girl born with a genius I.Q. of 145.

This is another video clip became the talk of the town.

Koran girl group Exid Hani Up&Down
Selfish selfi :) Pure girl~

Koran girl group Exid Hani Up&Down Family
With Hani, her mother, and her younger brother

Koran girl group Exid Hani Up&Down Hyerin Junghwa Solji
Exid on stage

To see Hani, Kangnam, and Jimin became show hostsClick Here.