Many exciting TV Programs are scheduled for the Lunar New Year holiday and each major broadcasting station will be airing specials featuring idol stars. If you can’t spend the holidays with family and loved ones, then the TV can substitute and bring you laughs.
The Idol Trend
MBC will be hosting ‘The 4th Idol Star Athletics-Swimming Championship’. Hosting the program will be Kim Jae Dong, Boom, Lee Teuk, and anchorman Oh Sang Jin and many idols stars will be participating in the championships such as B2ST, T-ara, 4Minute, MBLAQ, Boyfriend, and Dal Shabet. Be sure to catch these idol stars competing against each other in games of athletics on January 24th.
Idol stars will also be appearing on MBC’s ‘Idol Alkkagi Championships’. The MCs for this program will be occupied by Kim Gura, Boom, and anchorman Kim Jung Geun. Idols like Super Junior, SHINee, SISTAR, and miss A will be participating in the program along with first generation old school idols like HOT’s Moon Hee Jun and Tony An and Roo’ra’s Go Young Wook.
A Lunar New Year special variety program featuring an idol sageuk (historic) comedy is currently in the works.
KBS has revealed that the program will be called, “The Crown Princess Project – Restoring The Royal Family” and will air as a Lunar New Year special. “The Crown Princess Project” is being called the idol version of “The Moon Embracing The Sun” and will be in a sageuk format with a comedic twist.
Many female idol stars have been cast for this special program since it will be based on a story of how a crown princess is chosen through a series of tests given by the royal family in the Choseon era.
Some of the female idols that will star in this program include IU, T-ara’s Boram and Soyeon, miss A’s Min, 4minute’s Sohyun and more. It is said that a total of 12 female idols will appear in this program. The production staff revealed that the program will be filmed outdoors. They are hoping that the female idols will be lively and energetic since they won’t be in a stuffy studio all day. The production staff are also expecting a lot of interest because the female idols will be wearing beautiful hanbok (traditional Korean clothing) dresses.
Dia(19) famous for being called the ‘Teen Park Bom‘ during her debut period, has recently garnered massive attention for her singing.
Despite her young age, Dia gave an amazing performance and drew explosive interest from the audience. Viewers were blown away by her performance and complimented, “She has the voice of a goddess!” and “Her beautiful voice has found a true master“.
Her performance video was not only popular among tv viewers, but has already collected thousands of viewers through several online sites.
[FAN] Ostrich oppa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr1e2cra9j1qiff3t.gif
[JAEHYO] ㅋㅋㅋㅋ I was bored, but you made me burst out laughing ㅋㅋ
[FAN] Your dearest BBCs doing Freeze! today ㅎㅎ http://bit.ly/qgPxfn IMP7CT Have you seen it?
[JAEHYO] I think they dance better than me… Thank you ^^ I was watching the video and got goose bumps when I heard a few start screaming when Freeze! came on ㅋㅋ.. It’s a feeling I’m feeling for the first time since debut because I’m glad to see that there are fans overseas that follow along to our songs and like us..
[MTV PD] Did you eat delicious things?
[JAEHYO] ㅋㅋ.. I had a lot of fried octopus.. All of my friends are in the army. I came all the way to Busan but there’s nothing major happening over the holiday.. ㅠㅠ
[FAN] Do you wanna see more images? http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr1e2mYkbi1qiff3t.gif
[JAEHYO] ㅋㅋㄱㅋㄱㅋ Ah, my belly button is going to fall off ㅋㅋ I’m flying around this time
[FAN] Oppa, you didn’t see this, right? ㅋㅋ http://zicorgasm.tumblr.com/post/8033524760
[JAEHYO] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I want to upload all of these ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
[FAN_1] Laugh at this too.. Doesn’t it look exactly like Park Kyung? ㅋㅋㅋ Do you only laugh at your own pics? http://twitpic.com/6jhia8
[JAEHYO] Our Kyungie is way more handsome than this.
[FAN_2] Whoa… Member love… kind of surprised ㅋㅋㅋ
[JAEHYO] Why are you surprised? ㅋㅋ We’re always just joking towards each other. We can even share half a pea … nevermind, we don’t share food with each other ㅋㅋ But there’s probably no other idol group that’s as close as we are.
[FAN] Oppa, je t’aime
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[B-BOMB] First time visiting Choenan in a while, it’s so quiet.. I’m bored
[JAEHYO TO B-BOMB] I’m in Busan, but it’s more boring over here.
[B-BOMB TO JAEHYO] Call out Jung Hanhae keke
[JAEHYO TO HANHAE] Jung Hanhae
[ZICO] I fortunately ate at least one piece of songpyeon T kekeke
[KYUNG] I came home and my mom made all of this just for me.. I can hear myself gaining weight, I’ll eat it well!! http://twitpic.com/6jbqye
[B-BOMB] At the theater with my mom, just the two of us, to watch a movie hehe http://twitpic.com/6jd2xo
[U-KWON] I was eating E-Mart pizza with my hyung but gave up after three slices… kekeke
[JAEHYO] I’m not out drinking.. I’m alone with my family at home right now.
[ZICO] House, dorm, studio, going back and forth, living life on the road… I have itchy feet.
[JAEHYO TO ZICO] Are you bored, are you at the dorm or your home?
[U-KWON] Enjoy your Chuseok
[KYUNG] Yeah in order to avoid traffic, rushing in the morning! Off to Choongbook Jecheon gogo gogo
[JAEHYO to KYUNG] Be safe Kyung. I love you and miss you
[KYUNG to JAEHYO] Hyung..are you sure you’re not drunk off of the mood of the night? Try being like this regularly..
[B-BOMB] Joyous Chuseok! Although I’m a bit sleepy since I woke up early this morning..but brightly^^!!! http://twitpic.com/6jly49
[KYUNG] I was coming down the stairs while still being sleepy and my brother snapped a candid photo. Now I feel like the ambassador for the pit stop. You can even see the name of the place clearlyㅋㅋ http://t.co/WIZ7EUp
[JAEHYO to KYUNG] Get a grip, Park KyungㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋYou’ll probably roll down the many stairs
[U-KWON] Off to grandma’s house~ vroom vroom~
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For new K-Pop fans unfamiliar with Korean culture, it can seem like all of the colors just came out of the blue, but Chuseok is actually one of the four major holidays celebrated in Korea. So what are your idols heading home to? Check it out below!
Chuseok is sometimes referred to as the ‘Korean Thanksgiving’, ‘Hangawi‘, ‘Jungchujul‘, or ‘Gabe‘ and is celebrated on the brightest full moon of the year, which occurs in mid-August on the lunar calendar. Unlike Western society, Koreans still use the lunar calendar for important dates, so a lot of their holidays are centered around the moon and its cycle.
For 2011, the day of Chuseok falls on September 12th and in 2012, the holiday will be celebrated on September 30th. Chuseok is essentially a celebration of a good harvest, as it’s around this time that grains and fruits will be at their ripest and freshest for harvesting. To celebrate a year of successful farming, families will all pack up and head home to their ancestral hometowns and ‘bon-ga‘ (directly translated to ‘main house’, but it’s usually the home of the oldest or head of the household, e.g., grandparents, parents), where they’ll dress up in traditional clothing, cook delicious food, and pay their respects to their ancestors.
2ne1’s Sandara is working hard as a head of public relations even during the Chuseok holidays.
On the 10th, Sandara wrote on Me2day an interesting episode of trying to drive on her own and end up getting lost.
Sandara writes, “To give my head a break from all the crazy hairstyles I’ve been wearing recently, I decided to visit Cheongdam Dong Shop for a head massage. I’m totally familiar with the streets in that area, so I nonchalantly set out to drive on my own. I know the way by heart… the shop is just in front of Seung Su Bridge, or Yung Dong Bridge…. But when I looked around, I had already driven across Yung Dong Bridge! Panicking, I quickly rang Changme (a nickname for the manager of 2ne1). She told me to make a U-turn somewhere…. But how could I know where I could make a U-turn? Failing to find a place where I could turn around, I drove on until I reached the Lotte World and even further to Garak Market. Oh no! At the end, I was somehow able to make it to the shop safe and sound, but what a far way I took. I think I might need a break instead of giving my head a break.”
Sandara makes her fans laugh with funny stories even during Chuseok holidays.
Because Sandara is always diligent in communicating with her fans and letting more people know about 2ne1, she was appointed a head of public relations by 2ne1’s agency YG Entertainment.
By : pretzyc2h @ korea.com