Park Yeol, the Anarchist from Colony

Director Lee Joon-ik delivers the first teaser for his anticipated movie Park Yeol earlier today, with a lighter tone as compared to the heavy premise everyone expected it to be based on the subjects alone. With its English title Anarchist from Colony, the movie’s first teaser is considerably campier compared to Sado’s breathless and Dongju’s subdued teasers, the two most recent productions from the director. At least the wait won’t be that long, since Park Yeol will be gracing the Korean big screens in June.

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Smiles, Tears, and Glares Abound in Seven-Day Queen’s Early Promo

I know that getting too excited for a drama this early might not be good for me as I tend to grow tired of the promotional materials, but right now, I just want to enjoy myself and get immersed in the pretty (but short!) teaser for Seven-Day Queen. Good thing KBS is at least being generous now that we’re already in May, and it’s great to know that the premiere has been moved to the end of this month instead of June as reported earlier. I’m crossing my fingers and toes that it will deliver in both visual and story; go ahead, make me smile and make me weep for the beautiful story! Continue reading “Smiles, Tears, and Glares Abound in Seven-Day Queen’s Early Promo”

Lee Je Hoon – Allure May 2017 Interview

Although his drama Tomorrow with You has ended its run, that does not mean we won’t be seeing Lee Je-hoon around as much as we did in the last few months. This workaholic guy is still busy jumping between filming his upcoming movie I Can Speak, shooting pictorials here and there, attending fashion events, and participating in charity event under OXFAM Korea. He shot a pictorial together with his label mates, actor Kwon Yul and actress Lee Honey to promote OXFAM’s upcoming event in May, and did an interview for the magazine spread. Enjoy~!

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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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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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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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