Cast Lined Up for Seven-Day Queen

This might have been circulating in media for few days already, but I only found out about it earlier yesterday! That is how out of touch I am with kdramaland these days >.< KBS is gathering the lineup for its first primetime sageuk this year, entitled Seven-Day Queen (7일의 왕비) and word is out that the main cast has already confirmed to star in the romance sageuk. The title is what makes me super excited at first, because there is no other queen in Joseon Dynasty other than Queen Dankyung who fits the title, plus the cast is already promising!

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Canon (feat. Lee Je Hoon and Shin Min Ah)

Whelp, I didn’t think that it would be this fast, but apparently Canon Korea has courted Lee Je-hoon to join Shin Min-ah as the faces of its latest camera line, EOS M6. Looks like the cameras in Tomorrow With You are a part of product placement but I thought it was for Shin Min-ah as she has been endorsing Canon since 2015 (if I’m not mistaken). I’ve said before that Je-hoon has strong ties with cameras since a long time ago, and this endorsement is his second for camera line after Samsung, which paired him up with Han Hyo-joo (they even have a cute mini movie for the CF!). Yeay for more pretties, and bonus for Tomorrow With You fans who still can’t let go of the characters 🙂

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Jean-Clad Lee Je Hoon for W April 2017

I would love to see an interview with him, but to have another fashion magazine spread with Lee Je-hoon is always a highlight in my otherwise dull life. Ha! Now that Tomorrow With You has ended its run last Saturday (ㅠ_ㅠ), the actor has also completed filming for his upcoming movie Park Yeol last month and already jumped into his next project: a movie entitled I Can Speak with Na Moon-hee. He recently flew to LA with W magazine for a photo shoot in collaboration with Levi’s, and that explains his jean-clad look this time. All I want to say is…THANK YOU so much for giving us these shots!

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Kim Rae Won for W

It looks like the magazine heard my prayers for Kim Rae-won to have more pictorials, because he’s being featured in W’s April issue. I am guessing this is in anticipation of his upcoming movie, The Prison which will hit Korean theatres tomorrow, March 23. The film also stars Han Suk-kyu, Jo Jae-yoon, Jung Woong-in, Shin Sung-rok, Lee Kyung-young and Kim Sung-kyun. It will tell a story of a group of prisoners escaping to commit crimes. Check out the pictures and movie trailer below!

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1, 2, 3, 4, 5…SIX

Oh hey, this is mimi aka thetalkingcupboard’s founder. You might not notice it but the blog has turned six two days ago. Time sure flies faster than a bullet train or the lightning these days, and I hate to admit that this year is the first time I’m late for the annual blog birthday post. Shame on me, but I’m not slacking without a reason, I promise! Anyway…I really hope there are still people hanging around here, although it’s kind of quiet with less posts compared to the cupboard’s heyday…

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Song Hye Kyo and Yoo Ah In for W

Their friendship is a well-known secret to the fans of kdramas, especially after the highly anticipated cameo Yoo Ah-in had in Song Hye-kyo’s hit drama Descendants’of the Sun last year as a birthday gift for her, hence it’s not a surprise W Korea nabbed both of them to be featured on the cover of the March issue for the magazine. Being both fashion icons and trendsetters, the pair is ethereal and dreamlike in the pictorial, which is accompanied by interviews with them. Check out the shots!

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Magazine Monday – December Special

We’re counting down to the last few days of 2016, and after a year of entertainment Dramaland is ready to welcome 2017 with a new batch of upcoming dramas. The magazines are no exception as they are gradually rolling out pictorials of stars featured on their January issues. A lot of my favourites are gracing the zines’ pages, so I decided to put them together in this special. Since it is Christmas month, there will be 12 sets of pictures which would be a mix of December ’16 and January ’17 released pictorials. Are you ready to welcome the new year?

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Lee Je Hoon – L’Officiel HOMMES December 2016 Interview

I know that this is late (to be exact, it has been sitting in my draft for a month!) but here it is, at last, the translation for Lee Je-hoon’s short interview with L’Officiel HOMMES December issue. It has been quite an eventful year for our beloved actor, with his successful drama comeback through Signal earlier this year and his movie Phantom Detective in May. He took his time choosing his next projects and settled with drama Tomorrow with You (that will meet us in February) and movie Park Yeol. Well, enjoy the interview… and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I can’t wait for 2017 and more of Lee Je-hoon next year!

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Wedding and Marriage in Joseon Part 1: Historical Stuff

Marriage can be regarded as one of the most important events in our lives. It is not simply the union of two people but actually symbolizes the union of the two families of the bride and groom. Thus, the wedding that is the beginning of the holy matrimony is treated with respect and care across all cultures through the ages of human civilization. The practice of traditional marriage rituals and customs still continue to this day despite the tendency for younger couples to opt for modern wedding ceremonies. This time, I will try my best to highlight the traditional wedding ceremony of Korea, focusing on Joseon’s Confucian practice with regard to the ceremony and the marriage institution as well.

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October-November Dramas: What’s Your Pick?

Winter is approaching; we’re coming to the end of 2016 and once again, there are lots of dramas in store for us. With shows of various premises coming up this month and the next, it’s going to be two months filled with romance, comedy and melo. Most of the October dramas are airing starting next week, while the November premieres are scattered throughout the month. Are you excited? Let’s look into the choices! [Updated]

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