Korean CF – Yoo Jae-seok, Goo Hye Sun and Cha Tae-hyeon for ShinHan Financial


(Translated from 뉴스엔) Yoo Jae-seok, Goo Hye Sun and Cha Tae-hyeon are being selected as the models for ShinHan Financial Group’s latest new ad campaign, “My Financial Brand, ShinHan”.

The main concept of this ad campaign will be an episode on how financial connects with our daily life. ShinHan Financial also expressed this ad campaign will be delivered out in an interesting way.

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

Korea Culture – Chuseok (추석: 秋夕)


Chuseok (추석: 秋夕) is the harvest festival of Korea which is held on the 15th of August on the lunar calender. This year Chuseok, it falls on the 3rd October. There will be 3-day holidays for Koreans during this festival. For this year, it will be from 2nd October to 4th October.

During this period, many Koreans will go back to their hometown to pay their respects to their ancestors and also have reunion with their family. They will also have songpyeon (송편) together. Songpyeon is a traditional Korean food which is eaten during Chuseok. It is a crescent-shaped rice cake which is made from rice or non-glutinous rice powder.


Happy Chuseok in advance to everyone!~ ^^

Gongjunim – No Blog Posts from 19th to 26th September


Dear readers,

I’ll be in Korea from 19th – 26th September for travel and Asia Song Festival 2009.

I won’t be able to update as promptly due to my trip.

Hope you all will still continue to show your support to gongjunim blog. ^^

Thank you very much ❤

Thank You from Gongjunim


A very big thank you and appreciates to all visitors who came by my blog!

Due to your great support, Gongjunim blog has emerged as the top 100 blogs in KNTO (Korea National Tourism Organization) contest.

Gongjunim will continue to bring in more Korea related posts and news soon again.

Continue to share your love for KOREA! ^^

Korea Fashion – Male Stars in Smokey Eyes Makeup


(Translated from 스포츠서울닷컴) This is the season when smokey eyes makeup fashion by using dark eyeliner are riding on the popularity wave. This is the fall season. Through smokey eyes makeup, one can express itself more deeply and clearly. It is because women also find it useful and popular when comes to this change.

However, recently, this smokey eyes makeup fashion which only appeals to the women, have been tried and seen by several male stars. Although it seems forbidden for men to put on heavy dark eyeliner, a different bold image was able to be portrayed out. To reduce the over-magnify burden, this smokey eyes makeup fashion is primarily used in CF recording and pictorial shoot instead.

Let’s take a look at the male stars which took up the smokey eyes makeup fashion lately.

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)


G-Dragon – Yoo Seung Ho: “From Boy To Man”


T.O.P – Lee Min Ho: “More sexy”


WheeSung – Kim Jeong Hoon: “Stunning Transformation”


Jang Geun Suk – Lee Jun Ki: “Stylish”

Impressive makeup fashion!

Korea Buzz – Kim Hyun Joong Returns To Korea


(Translated from 스포츠코리아) SS501 leader, Kim Hyun Joong, who contracted swine flu in the midst of “Boys over Flowers” promotion activities in Japan, has returned to Korea on 16th September. He was seen at Gimpo Airport this afternoon. Many fans had waited for his return in the airport. Kim Hyun Joong has also greeted and thanked his fans when he is out at the airport arrival hall.

Kim Hyun Joong came down with fever and and showed signs of swine flu. He was later tested positive for swine flu and was admitted to the hospital for treatment in Japan. He was discharged on 15th September when he has fully recovered.

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)


(Kim Hyun Joong being mobbed by the media at the airport when he was about to board the car back home.)

More pictures of Kim Hyun Joong at Gimpo Airport this afternoon:

Please… Give Kim Hyun Joong a break~ He needed some rest.

Korea Fashion – Lee Min Ho in ATTIC from S.T.A.d


Catch Lee Min Ho in the latest fashion collection by ATTIC from S.T.A.d

ATTIC from S.T.A.d is a Korean fashion designer label founded by Park Do gun and Lee Woo lim.

(credit – 아딸라 + gongjunim.wordpress.com)


Korea Buzz – Goo Hye Sun’s Selca Makes Netizens “Wow”


(Translated from 뉴스엔) Goo Hye Sun’s baby fair skin has made netizens go “wow”.

Recently, Goo Hye Sun has uploaded her new selca photos at her minihompy. Netizens were captivated and went on praising for her baby milky fair skin and gentle smile shown on the photos. They also gave her a title as “The representative of baby face in entertainment industry”.

In particular, Goo Hye Sun’s flawless milky fair skin and bright large eyes have lead to increasing netizens’ praises and surprised reactions. Netizens commented on the photos, “She is definitely a flour doll.”, “She is not a doll”, while admiring on Goo Hye Sun’s beauty.  

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)


She is so beautiful! Love her flawless baby fair skin! ❤ ^^

Korea Buzz – Kim Bum at Bonjuk’s 7th Year Anniversary Fan Sign Event


(Translated from 스포츠코리아) Kim Bum is seen this afternoon (12th September) at the fan sign event held at Myeongdong Bonjuk’s store for the commemoration of Bonjuk’s 7th year anniversary.


Kim Bum with a child fan. (Total cuteness ^^)

More pictures of today’s fan sign event:

Gongjunim – No Blog Posts from 13th to 15th September (Due to Korean Language Exam)

Dear readers,

Hope you have enjoyed your stay at my blog.

A big thank you for showering your support to gongjunim blog.

I’ll be studying for my Korean language exam for the coming 3 days so I won’t be able to blog.

Looking forward to your visit soon again! ❤ ^^