Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) 2011 in Singapore

Dear all readers,

Annyeong~!! It has been a long time since I have last blogged due to busy work~ My sincere apologies~!!

Anyway, I have a very good news to share~ I guessed by now almost all Kpop fans have come to know that Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) 2011 is going to be held in Singapore Indoor Stadium on coming 29 November (Tuesday).

For this year, there will be a number of dazzling stars namely from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore etc who will be gracing this annual Kpop mega awards event. As up to date (of 19 November 2011), the confirmed Korean artiste attendees (award presenters) are Lee Byung Hun, Song Seung Hun, Go Soo, Song Joong Ki, Park Si Hoo, Ji Sung, Oh Ji Ho, Kim Soo Hyun, Bae Soo-bin, Kim Sung Soo, Kim Hee Sun, Han Chae Young, Han Hyo Joo, Yoon Eun Hye, Kim Min Hee, Nam Gyuri, Park Si Yeon, Kang Sora, Yoon Seung Ah. As for the Korean artiste performers, they include Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, 2NE1, Kim Hyun Joong, Miss A, BEAST, Hyuna. And more to unveil soon~! 

A special exclusive Thank You treat for foreigners who are attending MAMA 2011 in Singapore~!

We’ll require 100 respondents (Foreigners who are coming to Singapore to attend MAMA 2011) to complete a short survey and you’ll get to collect a free token MAMA gift. Only foreigners (except Singaporeans) are eligible to take part in this short survey. Please take note that only the first 100 foreign respondents who completed this survey will be able to receive the free token gift. More details will be revealed shortly later (Please be patient as more confirmation will be needed).

If you are a foreigner who is attending MAMA 2011 in Singapore, please kindly drop your particulars (Name, Age, Nationality, Email address) by commenting below~! Or if you have any overseas friends who are coming to Singapore for the awards event, please spread to them too~! Looking forward to participation from Kpop fans all around the globe~! ^^

Latest Update (as at 23 November):
As Gongjunim (me) will not be aliasing further for this survey project, all foreign respondents who have left their personal particulars here will have to wait for the survey confirmation from the respective personnel.

Once again, thank you for reading and hope all of you will have an enjoyable time at MAMA 2011~! ^^

You can check out more details on MAMA 2011 via their official Facebook page here.

(MAMA 2011 is jointly produced by Mnet and Mediacorp Vizpro International.)

Korea Tourism – A Trip to The Heart

 
(video credit – visitkorea)

KNTO (Korea National Tourism Organization) has recently released a Korea tourism video featuring one of Korean top male artiste, Lee Byung Hyun. 

The video topic is on a trip to the heart warming country, Korea. Inside the video, it covers several beautiful places in Korea including Hadong (which is famous for its green tea), Suncheon (which is famous for its agricultural scenes), Jeonju (which is famous for its bibimbap and their well-maintenance of Korea historical traditions), Gongju (which is famous for its history preserves from Baekje Kingdom).

The capital of South Korea, Seoul, was also covered inside and it featured several interesting places such as Seoul Tower, Garosu-gil (Sinsa-dong), Namdaemun Market, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Gwanghwamun Plaza etc. At the last part, Banpo Bridge Laser Water Fountain (one of Seoul’s tourism highlights) was also being featured.

Overall, I really enjoyed the video presentation (You can refer to the English words below the video for translation). It shows the sensational, heartwarming and historical sides of Korea for others to discover~!

Come visit Korea now~! ^^

More Korea travel blog entries to come…… Stayed tuned ^^

Korea Buzz – “The 46th BaekSang Arts Awards 2010” Winners Unveiled

(Translated from 뉴스엔) This year, the 46th annual BaekSang Arts Awards does not have any unusual change. Actress Go Hyun Jung and “Haeundae” movie director Yoon Jae Kyun held the glory of “DaeSung” together. Go Hyun Jung is awarded the “DaeSung” through her role at drama “Queen SeonDeok” at the TV Section and Director Yoon Jae Kyun is being awarded “DaeSung” for his directed movie “Haeundae”.

◇The 46th BaekSang Arts Awards 2010 Winners List

★ Movie Section
▲DaeSung (Grand Award)= Yoon Jae Kyun (“Haeundae”’s Director)
▲Best Production= “National Athlete”
▲Best Producer= Jang Hoon (“Secret Reunion”)
▲Best New Producer= Lee Ho Jae (“The Scam”)
▲Best Outstanding Actor= Ha Jung Woo (“National Athlete”)
▲Best Outstanding Actress= Ha Ji Won(“Closer to Heaven”)
▲Best New Actor= Lee Min Ki (“Haeundae”)
▲Best New Actress= Jo An (“Lifting King Kong”)
▲Best Screenplay(Best Scenario)= Jang Min Suk (“Secret Reunion”)
▲High One Resort Male Popularity= Jang Geun Suk (“Itaewon Murder Case”)
▲High One Resort Female Popularity= Choi Kang Hee (“Ae-ja”)

★ TV Section
▲DaeSung (Grand Award)= Go Hyun Jung (MBC “Queen SeonDeok”)
▲Best Production (Drama)= KBS 2TV “IRIS”
▲Best Production (Culture)= MBC “Tears of the Amazon”
▲Best Production (Entertainment)= MBC “High Kick Through the Roof”
▲Best Producer= Go Dong Seon (MBC “Queen of Housewives”)
▲Best New Producer= Yoo Hyun Gi (KBS 2TV “God of Study”)
▲Best Outstanding Actor= Lee Byung Hun (KBS 2TV “IRIS”)
▲Best Outstanding Actress= Kim Nam Joo (MBC “Queen of Housewives”)
▲Best New Actor= Kim Nam Gil (MBC “Queen SeonDeok”)
▲Best New Actress= Hwang Jung Eum (MBC “High Kick Through The Roof”)
▲TV Entertainer(Male)= Park Sung Ho (KBS 2TV “Gag Concert”)
▲TV Entertainer(Female)= Kang Yoo Mi Ahn Young Mi (KBS 2TV “Gag Concert”)
▲Best Screenplay= Chun Sung Il (KBS 2TV “Chuno”)
▲ High One Resort Male Popularity= Lee Seung Gi (SBS “Brillant Legacy”)
▲ High One Resort Female Popularity= Yoona (MBC “Cinderella Man”)

★ Special Awards
▲Merit Award= Bae Sam Ryong
▲Instyle Award= Son Ye Jin

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

The MCs for this year BaekSang Arts Awards ceremony are Lee Hwi Jae and Kim Ah Joong. The artistes who graced the awards event include Go Hyun Jung, Ha Ji Won, Lee Byung Hun, Kim Nam Joo, Ha Jung Woo, Sun Woo Sun, Son Ye Jin, So Ji Sub, Kim Nam Gil, Lee Min Ho, Lee Seung Gi, Moon Geun Young, Jang Geun Suk, Han Hyo Joo, Lee Min Jung, Seo Woo, Jo An, Lee Min Ki, Choi Kang Hee, Park Bo Young, Yoona, Hwang Jung Eum, Shin Se Kyung, Kim Ji Suk, Jung Yong Hwa, Yoon Shi Yoon, Choi Daniel etc.

Here are some videos of “The 46th annual BaekSang Arts Awards 2010”:

Video cap of the red carpet ceremony held before the awards ceremony:

Lee Min Ho and Yoona presenting TV Section “Best New Actor Award” and “Best New Actress Award” + Kim Nam Gil and Hwang Jung Eum’s award acceptance speech:

Jang Geun Suk and Moon Geun Young presenting TV Section “Best Outstanding Actor Award” and “Best Outstanding Actress Award”:

Jang Geun Suk’s award acceptance speech for “Male Popularity Award” (Movie Section):

Lee Seung Gi and Yoona’s award acceptance speech for “Male Popularity Award” and “Female Popularity Award” (TV Section):

So Nyeo Shi Dae’s special stage performance of “Run Devil Run”:

Minho is looking great with a refreshed look at the red carpet ceremony:

More photos at the red carpet ceremony:

Looking forward to the BaekSang Awards next year~! Fighting~! <3333333 ^^

(videos credit – penquin2006, ffsaints, raine210, quachthanhdinh, SmoothyEco01)

Korea Buzz – The 46th Annual BaekSang Arts Awards 2010

The 46th annual BaekSang Arts Awards 2010 is coming soon!

This year, the BaekSang Arts Awards will be held at National Theatre (Haeoreum Theatre) on 26 March (Friday) from 8pm to 10pm and the awards programme will be broadcasted via KBS 2TV.

The MCs for the awards ceremony will be Lee Hwi Jae and actress Kim Ah Joong.

The awards are divided into 2 sections – Movie and TV sections.

Gongjunim shall focus on TV section which is gaining much more attention. 

Nominees for the 46th annual BaekSang Arts Awards (TV Section):

Best TV Drama:
Queen of Housewives (MBC)
Queen SeonDeok (MBC)
IRIS (KBS2)
Brillant Legacy (SBS)
Chuno (KBS2)

Best Producer:
Hong Sung Chang (SBS – You’re Beautiful)
Go Dong Seon, Kim Min Sik (MBC – Queen of Housewives)
Park Hong Gyun, Kim Geun Hong (MBC – Queen SeonDeok)
Kim Gyu Tae, Yang Yoon Ho (KBS2 – IRIS)
Kim Byung Wook, Kim Young Gi, Jo Chan Joo (MBC – Unstoppable High Kick 2) 

Best New Producer:
Kwak Jung Hwan (KBS2 – Chuno)
Park Young Soo (SBS – Glory of Family)
Baek Soo Chan (SBS – Dream)
Jin Hyuk (SBS – Brillant Legacy)
Yoo Hyun Gi (KBS2 – God of Study)

Best Outstanding / Excellence Actor:
Kim Soo Ro (KBS2 – God of Study)
So Ji Sub (SBS – Cain & Abel)
Lee Byung Hun (KBS2 – IRIS)
Yoon Sang Hyun (MBC – Queen of Housewives)
Jang Hyuk (KBS2 – Chuno)

Best Outstanding / Excellence Actress:
Kim Tae Hee (KBS2 – IRIS)
Kim So Yeon (KBS2 – IRIS)
Kim Nam Joo (MBC – Queen of Housewives)
Go Hyun Jung (MBC – Queen SeonDeok)
Han Hyo Joo (SBS – Brilliant Legacy)

Best New Actor:
Kim Nam Gil (MBC – Queen SeonDeok)
Lee Seung Gi (SBS – Brilliant Legacy)
Yoo Seung Ho (KBS2 – God of Study)
Yoon Shi Yoon (MBC – Unstoppable High Kick 2) 
Daniel Choi (MBC – Unstoppable High Kick 2)

Best New Actress:
Go Ah Sung (KBS2 – God of Study)
Seo Woo (MBC – Tamra, The Island)
Shin Se Kyung (MBC – Unstoppable High Kick 2)
Lee Min Jung (SBS – Smile, You)
Hwang Jung Eum (MBC – Unstoppable High Kick 2)

Best Entertainer (Male):
Kang Ho Dong
Park Sung Ho
Lee Seung Gi
Lee Soo Geun
Yoo Jae Suk

Best Entertainer (Female):
Kang Yoo Mi
Park Ji Sun
Song Eun Yi
Ahn Young Mi
Lee Hyo Ri

Best Screenplay:
Park Ji Eun (MBC – Queen of Housewives)
Kim Young Hwan, Park Sang Yeon (MBC – Queen SeonDeok)
Lee Jae Yoon, Shin Jae Won, Lee Ji Hyang, Choi Yi Rang, Bae Jong Byung  (MBC – Tamra, The Island)
So Hyun Kyung (SBS – Brilliant Legacy)
Chun Sung Il (KBS2 – Chuno)

For more details on the TV awards section coverage and Best Popularity Awards, you can go to here.

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

Do not miss the 46th Annual BaekSang Arts Awards 2010~! ^^

Korea Buzz – HIGH CUT Choice For 2009 Drama Best Couple


Gongjunim has posted earlier on HIGH CUT choice voting poll on Who is Year 2009 Drama Best Couple?.

Gongjunim has received the copy of HIGH CUT magazine today. Here is the ultimate results of the voting from 1706 members of HIGH CUT online!

1. <“Boys over Flowers” drama>
Goo Joon Pyo (Lee Min Ho) ♥ Geum Jandi (Goo Hye Sun) 46.5%

2. <“Queen of Housewives” drama>
Tae Bong Lee (Yoon Sang Hyun) ♥ Chun Ji Ae (Kim Nam Joo) – 23.3%

3. <“IRIS” drama>
Kim Hyun Joon (Lee Byung Hun) ♥ Choi Seung Hee (Kim Tae Hee) – 19.8%

4. <“City Hall” drama>
Jo Gook (Cha Seung Won) ♥ Shin Mi Rae (Kim Sun Ah) – 10.5%

(credit: gongjunim.wordpress.com)

Joondi couple is still the best choice among netizens! ^^

Korea Buzz – HIGH CUT Choice Featuring Year 2009 Drama Best Couple

Korea magazine, HIGH CUT, has released an announcement vote on November 19. This announcement vote is for HIGH CUT magazine issue 18.

The vote question is: Who is Year 2009 Drama Best Couple?

The nominees for this vote include: Goo Joon Pyo ♥ Geum Jandi (“Boys over Flowers” drama), Tae Bong Lee ♥ Chun Ji Ae (“Queen of Housewives” drama), Jo Gook ♥ Shin Mi Rae (“City Hall” drama) and Kim Hyun Joon ♥ Choi Seung Hee (“IRIS” drama).

The ranking results as at November 25 are as below:

1. Goo Joon Pyo ♥ Geum Jandi (“Boys over Flowers” drama) – 45.3%
2. Tae Bong Lee ♥ Chun Ji Ae (“Queen of Housewives” drama) – 21.1%
3.  Kim Hyun Joon ♥ Choi Seung Hee (“IRIS” drama) – 20.3%
4. Jo Gook ♥ Shin Mi Rae (“City Hall” drama) – 13.3%

Each person is only allowed to cast 1 vote per day. The final voting results can be found at High Cut magazine issue 18 which is going to be released for sale from December 4 onwards.

(source credit: HIGH CUT + gongjunim.wordpress.com)

My vote goes to Goo Joon Pyo ♥ Geum Jandi couple!! ❤