49 Days

Shin Ji Hyun was enjoying absolute bliss as she was about to marry her fiancé, Kang Min Ho, but her perfect life is shattered when she gets into a car accident that leaves her in a coma. She is given a second chance at life by a reaper, but it comes with a condition: she has to find three people outside of her family who would cry genuine tears for her. In order to do this, she borrows the body of Yi Kyung, a part-time employee at a convenience store for 49 days.

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Hundreds Missing in Korean Ferry Disaster

SEOUL–South Korean military divers worked into darkness Wednesday to search for close to 300 people missing after a
ferry sank near the country’s southwest coast, in what many fear will become one of the nation’s worst passenger-ship
Most of those missing are 16- and 17-year-old students from a high school near Seoul who were headed for a spring
vacation, officials said. Murky waters and fast currents hampered the search for read more

Article source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/hundreds-missing-in-korean-ferry-disaster-20140415-01339

GALLERY | Drama at sea as South Korea races to save 477 people, mostly students, from sinking ferry

By: Agence France-Presse
April 16, 2014 4:14 PM

InterAksyon.comThe online news portal of TV5

In a heart-stopping race to save lives of mostly child passengers from a sinking ferry, South Korean officials said as many as 295 people were still unaccounted for after the ferry carrying 477 passengers and crew capsized off the south coast on Wednesday.As the government retracted an earlier announcement read more

Article source: http://www.interaksyon.com/article/84951/gallery–drama-at-sea-as-south-korea-races-to-save-477-people-mostly-students-from-sinking-ferry

Korean TV Drama Causes Surge in Beer Sales to China

Korean beer exports to China spiked some 200 percent in March, thanks to the huge popularity of a Korean TV drama featuring a heroine with some quirky eating habits.’Frozen’-Crazy South Korea Spawns Countless K-Pop Covers of ‘Let It Go’ (Video)Popcorn Sales Boom Showcases China Film Industry Growth
My Love from the Star follows an extraterrestrial who falls in love with a top Korean actress (played by real-life mega-star Jun Ji-hyun), who happens to have a thing for chimaek, the popular Korean read more

Article source: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/korean-tv-drama-causes-surge-696203

Park Shin Hye to visit Manila anew

Park Shin Hye at her Manila press conference last year (Photo by Jonathan Hicap)

Park Shin Hye at her Manila press conference last year (Photo by Jonathan Hicap)
Korean star Park Shin Hye will be launching her “Story of Angel” tour on May 1 in New York and this would take her back to the Philippines once again.
The tour will also have stops in Thailand, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Park Shin Hye is also scheduled to meet up with fans in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Shenzhen and Changsha.
The Korean drama, “The Heirs,” which she read more

Article source: http://www.mb.com.ph/park-shin-hye-to-visit-manila-anew/

Courtroom Drama: Hollywood Sues Megaupload

Six Hollywood studios have banded together in a copyright infringement lawsuit against Megaupload, the wildly popular (although now shuttered) site that, in its heyday, was ground zero for file-sharing.
The suit doesn’t specify an amount of damages, but does say that the studios should be entitled to US$150,000 per copyright infringement, as well as profits earned by Megaupload.
U.S. authorities claim Megaupload facilitated $500 million worth of copyright infringement, and that the website and its kingpin, Kim Dotcom, generated about $175 million. Dotcom, a German national, is currently in New Zealand, where he’s battling read more

Article source: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/80259.html?rss=1

Korean TV dramas: A beginner's guide


Image Credit: SBS

Why are more and more Americans falling under the sudsy spell of South Korean dramas? One theory: These shows tend to come in self-contained 16- to 20-episode seasons, making them easily digestible. Another: If you don’t speak Korean, watching one demands your full attention (subtitles!), meaning you get sucked in that much more quickly.
And then there are the dramas themselves — endearingly theatrical and kooky, with a sweetness that can be tough to find in grittier American fare. read more

Article source: http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/04/08/korean-dramas-beginners-guide/

Lee Min Ho voted No. 1 ‘Asian male god’ in China

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(Clockwise from top left) Lee Min Ho, Kris, Kim Soo Hyun, Luhan, Lay and Tao. (Photos: www.newsen.com, Lee Min Ho’s Facebook page and SM Entertainment)
Korean superstar Lee Min Ho was voted by fans as the No. 1 “Asian male god” in a poll conducted by Chinese news site www.ddyule.com.
The actor garnered a total of 10,013,151 votes to top the poll, in which he was also the sole nominee to breach the 10 million votes.
Recently, Lee Min Ho met Korean read more

Article source: http://www.mb.com.ph/lee-min-ho-voted-no-1-asian-male-god-in-china/