Korea Travel Diary – Boys over Flowers Shinhwa Campus

Gongjunim having fun riding Geum Jandi’s bicycle ^^

On December 30 snowing cold morning, Gongjunim set off with her friend to Cheongnyangni train station. We boarded the 9:00am train towards Yongmun. Our destination is Boys over Flowers Shinhwa Campus which is located at English Village (Yangpyeong Camp). The train journey took 1 hour. When we arrived at the train station, we walked towards the direction of Yongmun Police Station to take a cab to our destination. In less than 10 minutes, we arrived at the gate of the vintage European style looking school.

As the campus was deserted at that time when we arrived, my friend and I just wondered ourselves in. The first stop when I came excited is the signboard which said it is the filming location for Boys over Flowers drama. As we explored further, I reached a shelter area and I found it really familiar. Then I realised this was the place where they filmed the scene of Goo Joon Pyo, So Yi Jung and Song Woobin who were wearing Shinhwa school uniform and walking down while unwrapping and eating lollipop. There were also individual banners of Boys over Flowers drama main cast – Goo Hye Sun, Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum and Kim Joon displayed at this shelter place. ^^

The shelter where the scene is being filmed ^^

Goo Hye Sun – Geum Jandi ❤ ^^

Lee Min Ho – Goo Joon Pyo ❤ ^^

As we moved on, we saw many nice vintage buildings in the campus. Eventually, we arrived at a corner and we saw Geum Jandi‘s bicycle and a banner board with Boys over Flowers drama scenes. I rode on the bicycle and cycled excitedly. Keke. (The bicycle is locked to the ground. ^^) It was fun nevertheless! And soon, we stumbled upon a building and went in. To my shock, it was the place where they filmed many scenes of Boys over Flowers drama. One scene is where F4 came walking in with their schoolmates screaming. And many more… ^^

  The door area which is filmed inside the drama ^^

The interior design of this building is nice and high class (which I think is the reason it is being chosen as the classroom setting for the drama). As I walked up the stairs to the second level. I saw lockers on my right. And as the lockers were not locked, I opened one to take a look inside. Keke. Overall, I will say it is really an eye-opener to actually relive those drama scenes in real-life.

The school locker ^^

After exploring the interior of this building, we walked out to take a look at other buildings. And I saw a open space with steps. As I recalled, it was actually the filming place where Oh Min Ji accidentally splitted ice-cream on Goo Joon Pyo‘s shoe. As it was all covered with snow and being enclosed, I could not go in. But seeing is good enough. ^^

The open space with steps which is filmed inside the drama ^^

Gongjunim’s favourite photo of Shinhwa Campus ^^

When my friend and I were leaving the campus, we stopped by the main reception (where nobody is around). We found 2 TVs which were playing the scenes from Boys over Flowers drama. We watched for a while and lazed around. And soon, we left the campus. Out of my surprise, my friend gave me a Shinhwa passport book which she took from a box she found nearby the toilet. Keke. There are no pictures of the cast though. Just some of the famous lines which the main cast said inside the drama. ^^

Personally, I am a vintage lover so I fell in love with this beautiful campus instantly~ If you are a fan of Boys over Flowers drama, perhaps you should pay a visit here~ The only con is that it is quite inaccessible when you are leaving. As there are not much cabs coming in, you will need to walk out and it will take you around 20 – 30 minutes to reach the main road… I took it as an exercise though it was freezing. Haha. Overall, it was really a unforgettable experience ❤ ^^

(credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

More photos of Boys over Flowers Shinhwa Campus:

Kim Bum and Kim So Eun Wearing Couple Rings? (Kim Bum’s management explained: It is actually sponsored ring)

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(Translated from My Daily) It has been reported that drama “Boys over Flowers” rising “couple” Kim Bum and Kim So Eun are wearing couple rings. But Kim Bum’s management has clarified that it is actually sponsored ring.

Lately, there is this photo (as shown above) of Kim Bum and Kim So Eun wearing couple rings have been spread around widely in the Internet. This topic has been discussed by many Korea netizens. And the rumours of both of them dating are on the rise. The managements of both artistes have denied this saying and explained, “This is not the truth.”

As Kim Bum and Kim So Eun have been schoolmates in the same university and have also starred together as couple in the drama “Boys over Flowers”, there have been many rumours revolving them since then.

Kim Bum’s management has did a phone interview on 30th June said, “The rumour of them wearing couple rings is ridiculous and absurb. This ring is only a sponsored product.”

On the other hand, Kim So Eun’s management said, “Kim Bum and Kim So Eun are only good friends as they are in the same school. And recently, they did not keep in contact with each other as they are busy with their own filming. The rumour of them wearing couple rings is absolutely untrue.”

Currently, Kim So Eun’s new drama “The Man Who Can’t Get Married”  is airing on every Monday and Tuesday night via KBS2 TV. On the other hand, Kim Bum is filming movie “Emergency” and he is also in the midst of filming for his new upcoming drama “Dream” which is going to air via SBS on the coming August.

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

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Well, i think they are just pure good friends….. Don’t just jump into conclusions….. Peace ^^

Kim Joon and Kim Hyun Joong Back Together

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Kim Joon and Kim Hyun Joong are reunite together at Kim Joon’s first solo song MV (music video) filming site.

Kim Hyun Joong will be starring in Kim Joon’s first solo song “Joon, Be Ok!” MV. Both of them have established strong friendship due to the filming of drama “Boys over Flowers”. Kim Joon has confessed that he is undergoing pressure as this is his first solo song. As Kim Hyun Joong is helping him for the MV filming, he feels much more better and less stressed.

Kim Joon’s representative said, “Both Kim Joon and Kim Hyun Joong have maintained contact after the filming of drama “Boys over Flowers” and their friendship became stronger. And as both of them are members of pop idol groups (Kim Hyun Joong – SS501, Kim Joon – T Max), they have many chances to work with. And also Kim Joon has received many advices during the preparation of his first solo song.”

This new album by T Max will be offically released online on 9th July.

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Kim Hyun Joong’s management explained: The news about Kim Hyun Joong being hospitalized is not true

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(Translated from Review Star) Regarding the earlier released news saying that Kim Hyun Joong is being admitted to hospital, Kim Hyun Joong’s management company has stepped out to explain that this is not true.

Actually there have been plans for Kim Hyun Joong to go on promotion trip to Thailand recently. But it has been deferred to August and fans are curious now on what are the reasons behind for the delay. It has been reported that Kim Hyun Joong is hospitalized last week due to fatigue. As a result, the event at Thailand is being cancelled.

Kim Hyun Joong’s management has stepped out today to explain, “Kim Hyun Joong only received outpatient treatment for his back pain. The news about him being hospitalized are only rumours.”

The management added, “It is not because of the outpatient hospital treatment which caused the cancellation of the event at Thailand. It is purely due to the unavailability of flight schedule.” 

Kim Hyun Joong did not have a proper rest due to his packed schedule after the filming of “Boys over Flowers” drama. His back pain is the aftermath of the traffic accident which he met during the filming of the drama.

Kim Hyun Joong is having a rest at home now. From next week, he will participate in a CF filming. Also, he together with the other SS501 members will start to prepare for the promotional events for their Asia Tour Concert which rolls on August.

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

Kim Hyun Joong, please take care! Get well soon!

Korea Buzz – Goo Hye Sun Holding Illlustrations Exhibition, All Proceeds Donate to “WITH”

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(Translated from SPN) Goo Hye Sun will be holding her own illustrations exhibition.

Goo Hye Sun will be having her illustrations exhibition on the coming 1st July at Gallery La Mer in Insa-dong Seoul. The exhibition will be held from 1st July to 7th July, displaying 50 works from her title “Tango”. “Tango” is the title of Goo Hye Sun’s own written novel which is released in April this year.

Other than Goo Hye Sun’s works from ‘Tango”, the public will also get to view the pictures captured during the overseas promotion of “Boys over Flowers” drama. 

Goo Hye Sun expressed, “Everyone can view this exhibition with ease. And the fact is that i want to share those which i known to everyone. I hope and it will be the best that everyone can come and enjoy this exhibition with no pressure.”

All revenue proceeds received from this exhibition will be donated to “WITH” through a public campaign raised by YG Entertainment company.

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

Lee Min Jung to visit Singapore for “Sony Ericsson” promotion

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Due to the overwhelming popularity received from “Boys over Flowers” drama, Lee Min Jung who acted as Goo Jun Pyo’s finance inside the drama has been selected as the brand endorser for handphone brand “Sony Ericsson“. She is the first endorser model for Sony Ericsson brand which has just ventured into the Korea mobile phone services market recently.

Lee Min Jung is also being selected as the regional brand endorser for Sony Ericsson in Asia region namely Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Phillippines etc.

She will be stopping by Singapore for Sony Ericsson promotional activities from 15th June to 19th June. According to media, she will arrive in Singapore on 15th June at 2:20pm via flight SQ603. She will meet up with the local media at Sony Ericsson press conference on 17th June. On the following day (18th June), she will visit the newly launched “Sony Ericsson” shop located at Iluma at 6:30pm. And after that, she will have a special closed-door gathering session with 10 lucky fans.

She’ll depart Singapore on 19th June after her promotion trip ends.

(source credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

Korea Buzz – “Coffee Prince” Voted for Best Kissing Scene

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(Translated from Star News)Coffee Prince” drama is voted number 1 by netizens for best kissing scene.

Due to the coming “Kissing Day” on 14th June, Qook TV did an online survey on 500 people aged between 20 to 30 years old for their choice on the best drama kissing scene from dramas released from year 2000 onwards. They announced the results on 11th June.

According to the results, the kissing scene between Han Kyul (Gong Yoo) and Eun Chan (Yoon Eun Hye) in year 2007 hit drama “Coffee Prince” was voted 1st place by netizens as the best kissing scene.

The 2nd place with 28% votes went to Goo Jun Pyo (Lee Min Ho) and Geum Jandi (Goo Hye Sun) in their kissing scene at “Boys over Flowers” drama which is aired earlier on this year.

 The 3rd place with 18% votes for the best kissing scene went to Moo Hyuk (So Ji Sub) and Eun Chae (Im Soo Jung) in “Sorry, I Love You” drama.

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)