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@jjsweeter0211Wonderful photos of Lee Min Hot attending the movie premier! He totally pulls off the sandals with long sleeve shirt and pants. Guess what, he has just set a trend for guys!!Saw the trailer for Mr. Go and it looks really interesting.I have a question though, how much does it costs for local koreans in seoul to watch a movie on weekdays and weekends?In my recent trip, i passed by a cinema and it seems that it costs approx. 14,000 won (Approx. $14sgd) per pax for a movie! :-O
* Regular movies (Adult): 8,000원 (on Fri, Sat, Sun, and public holidays: 9,000원) (Teen): 7,000원 (Child): 6,000원 (Matinée) (Morning movies): 5,000원 (Late night) movies (12am-5am): 6,000원
*3D movies Adult: 13,000원 Teen: 10,000원 Matinée (Morning movies): 8,000원
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My heart is ever at MINSUN service..........." Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as ONE "........................
***I’m sure LMH has been fully-paid here
since he’s the leading man.L-)
On July 9, Yeongdeungpo Police Station reported, “Producing director Kim Jong Hak
has been faced with a lawsuit for not paying the cast members along
with embezzlement. Since the investigation is taking some time, he has
been banned from traveling abroad.”
Kim Jong Hak was working on a new Chinese drama when he was
summoned back to Korea by the police for investigation and is currently
unable to leave the country.
Last year, Kim Jong Hak was in charge of directing the 10 billion won (about 10 million USD) SBS drama “Faith.” He was accused in February 2013 for the suspicion of mishandling the funds and for not paying the actors and staff.
Even though he’s well known as the mastermind behind “Eyes of Dawn,” Sandglass,” and “The Legend,”
among others, he’s not able to escape the lawsuits coming his way.
Last year, he was faced with a lawsuit for signing duplicate ownership
contracts for the OST of “Faith.”
If last year’s fan-meet were any indication, one would do almost anything just to share the same breathing space as one of South Korea’s hottest leading men to date.
Dubbed “My Everything World Tour,” Minho’s debut concert takes him to 10 cities in Asia, after which he starts filming for his latest TV project, “Heirs,” opposite recent Manila visitor Park Shin Hye (“You’re Beautiful,” “Heartstrings”).
The 26-year-old actor belongs to the roster of Korean Benchsetters, which includes K-pop idols Siwon and Donghae from Super Junior and Nichkhun from 2PM. Despite the tight schedule and even tighter security, he had a ready smile and wave for the fans who had doggedly stalked him from airport to hotel—and everywhere in between, for that matter.
For his preconcert itinerary, Minho joined Suyen Corporation execs at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Bench Tower in Bonifacio Global City, then headed inside for his press conference with Sam Oh reprising her role as host/interpreter.
At face value, it wasn’t hard to see why a lot of females (and females at heart) have pegged him as the star of their most fervent Koreanovela fantasies. Sporting a patterned button-down Bench polo and dark blue jeans, short hair artfully tousled, the 6’1” tall Minho was as handsome as ever, and considerably leaner than he had been last year.
He fondly remembers the warm welcome he had received during his first trip to the country, which is why he’s been so excited and happy to come back. Although still unable to converse in English, his quiet charm and easygoing demeanor spoke volumes about his universal appeal. His disarming megawatt smile, and the odd little chortle he’d let out on occasion, instantly endeared him to everyone, be it hardened journalist or swooning young writer.
Rather than a full venture into singing, the six-track album “My Everything” was intended as a thank-you gift for his staunch supporters in celebration of his seventh anniversary in show business. He earnestly considers his fans as “my friend, my lover, my family, my everything,” which elicited barely stifled squeals from the audience.
Unlike in filming TV shows, where the fans’ response to his work is usually delayed, he gets a rush out of the real-time reactions when he’s singing onstage. “The happiness I get from that is extraordinary,” he said. He also treats the album as another way for him to improve his vocal abilities which, until recently, had been limited to singing difficult songs in the shower and the occasional fan service during past events.
What to look forward to at the concert? “My butt-dancing,” he quipped cheekily, and the audience burst into shocked laughter. Definitely something you never thought you’d hear from the wholesome leading man, but it certainly piqued everyone’s curiosity.
When he said he was excited to show Filipinos a different side of himself at his SM MOA Arena concert, Minho wasn’t just referring to his backside (which was amply covered, just so we’re clear). Although he admitted he wasn’t a professional singer, he certainly gave his all into each performance, and even indulged the crowd with a few choreographed moves, despite the fact that dancing isn’t his forte.
Against a background of softly twinkling lights, the hallyu superstar started off with the title track, a ballad well known to “Boys over Flowers” fans. This was followed by a mix of upbeat and bittersweet tracks from his album: his personal favorite, “Pieces of Love,” “My Little Princess,” “Love Motion,” “Without You” and “You and I,” plus a new song called “Say Yes” for his encore performance.
In between songs, the concert included Q&A segments with Sam Oh, an intermission set from Korean guest group MonsterZ, and a meet-and-greet bit where Minho raffled off gift bags containing LINE plush dolls and Bench merchandise.
Best birthday gift
Saving the best for last, Minho also raffled off the polo shirt he’d worn the previous day, complete with autograph. It went to a very young (and very shell-shocked) fan who was incidentally celebrating her birthday as well. She scampered off the stage with what was presumably the best birthday gift ever securely wrapped around her tiny shoulders.
Minho’s much-anticipated “butt-dancing” came during the upbeat track “Love Motion,” where he swayed his hips along with his dancers, and during the “Say Yes” encore where he turned his back and shook his behind for about five seconds. While he can carry a tune, the man unfortunately can’t dance, but he gets plus points for being such a good sport about it.
Admittedly, there were a few awkward moments due to the language barrier, including an attempt at a “gwiyomi” demo (the Korean craze on making pa-cute faces) that was cut short because the fans were unable to chant along with him. But the overwhelming love and encouragement that poured out, from the pit all the way to the bleachers, definitely wasn’t lost on Minho as he waved and blew kisses to the screaming crowd, then exited the stage with an ear-to-ear grin.
Lovable, on- and off-cam
Away from the cameras, Minho has a lot more reasons for people to love him. Bench honcho Ben Chan says he truly enjoyed working with the actor and his team. “He was so easy to get along with, grounded and wasn’t afraid to make fun of himself,” Chan said.
Also, Minho’s playful onstage persona apparently wasn’t just for show. During his last dinner in Manila, he gamely taught the Bench family how to do “gwiyomi” poses, photos of which are now making the rounds on the Internet. “He directed every gwiyomi action in the photos that came out on Instagram,” added architect Miguel Pastor. Cute.
The secret to the hallyu phenomenon’s global appeal lies in being able to cut through language and geographical barriers and win people over, onscreen and off-screen. As far as his legions of fans are concerned, Minho’s got that ability down pat, and they love him dearly for it.
“Thank you very much. Mahal ko kayo!” he said with flawless diction amid deafening cheers. With ears ringing and hearts singing, we can now say that the feeling is definitely mutual.
“Lee Min Ho: My Everything Global Tour in Manila” was presented by Bench and Wilbros Live, in cooperation with Globe Prepaid, LINE, Bench Fix and Oishi.
Source : http://m.inquirer.net/lifestyle/?id=113527
Philippines - Korean actor and now pop star Lee Min Ho returned to
the Philippines last weekend, this time to stage his concert and to
promote his new album, “My Everything.” The heartthrob’s first visit to
the country was to promote Bench, having been chosen as one of the
brand’s Global Benchsetters last November.
the newly inaugurated Bench Tower in Bonifacio Global City, Lee Min Ho
sat down with the media to tell us about the songs on his new album, his
10-city world tour, and his growing relationship with his fans, among
many other things. Excited for his concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena
last July 6, Lee Min Ho also divulged that he particularly enjoys
singing, especially in front of a live audience, because the return and
interaction with his fans is instant and “really something else” — as
opposed to taping TV shows and waiting for them to air, as he is
accustomed to doing.
Here are a few more of the event highlights and the things we learned about the star of Boys Over Flowersat the press conference held last Friday, July 5.
the tables were full by the time Ben Chan and his distinguished guests
arrived, so they had chairs pulled in from the next-door offices. They
graciously gave way to us and humbly sat at the side of the room.
Lee Min Ho’s entrance was almost upstaged by his two Korean bodyguards. “Ay! Ang gwapo namangbodyguard niyan!” (OMO! those bodyguards are handsome)
blogger Mike Lim exclaimed, voicing what the rest of us were keeping to
ourselves. Throughout the interview, we kept stealing glances at these
tall, polished, dignified, mysteriously silent yet attentive creatures.
They looked like they could have had showbiz careers of their own, or
like the dream combination of protector and provider. Excuse the lapse in feminism.
Oh served as both the host/interviewer and interpreter. It was a tough
job, but she pulled it off with ease, articulating even Lee Min Ho’s
most comprehensive answers, without forgetting to play to the crowd.
Min Ho professed his love for his fans, saying that the title of his
album, “My Everything,” really refers to them and is his gift to them.
“They are my lovers, my friends, my family, lahat-lahat na,(everything)” he said in Korean, adding that he’s very, very grateful to them.
celebrated his seventh anniversary in showbiz. He summed up his
experience so far in six (he had trouble thinking of a seventh) words:
fans, projects (his TV show), relationships, Philippines, album and,
He admitted that his singing needs improvement. Anne Curtis aside, how many artistas will
confess, or even be aware, that some of their “talents” aren’t hitting
the mark? Not Lee Min Ho. Having sung in front of his fans before and
been personally dissatisfied with his performances, he considers this
album as another way for him to further work on this aspect of his
He apparently also sucks at
dancing. Lee Min Ho divulged that from Japan, Malaysia, Korea, and
other countries, the feedback from his fans has been unanimous: dancing
doesn’t suit him. Although a rabid fan in the audience assured him it
was cute, which wasn’t hard to imagine. Lee Min Ho has the kind of warm,
unassuming aura that can make even his awkward moments endearing.
considers his Filipino fans to be very passionate, romantic and
feminine. And get this: when he looks into the eyes of his Filipino
fans, he sees them as very innocent (at which point we all choked on our
food). Which is probably why…
enticed us to come to his concert, promising a certain butt-dancing
segment. We tried to pressure him into giving us a sample, but he
At the end of the interview, he gave his token accented “Mahal ko kayo,” (I love you all) which of course worked like a charm, and promised to be back.