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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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Lee Jong Suk and Han Hyo Joo for Dazed and Confused Nov 2016

These two are back together but not as Chul and Yeon-joo; instead, Lee Jong-suk and Han Hyo-joo pair up for an up close and personal couple pictorial for Dazed and Confused Korea. It’s a rare occurrence to have leads for a drama to be reunited in a photo shoot after the drama has ended its run, but I guess their chemistry in W was too good to be missed. Well, Dazed totally did a good job because they look so stunning, and I hope that the magazine will release more shots from this pictorial!

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Mon-Tue Battle: Moon vs Moonlight

It’s a secret already known by most people, but if you’re being out of loop (just like me) when it comes to kdrama news these days, KBS and SBS is at it again: after pitting medical dramas against each other on the Monday-Tuesday slot, they have arranged for yet another big battle, this time with historical dramas or sageuk. Although both dramas lined for the time slot are practically fusion sageuk, it is going to be a war of genre again after Doctors and Beautiful Mind. Both Moonlight Drawn By Clouds and Moon Lovers (aka Scarlet Heart: Ryeo) boast their own strengths, and I am so eager to see how everything will turn out, not just for the sake of the ratings battle.

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Lee Je Hoon – CéCi August 2016 Interview

Well, it sure takes a long time for me to complete the translation this time, but it’s finally here! CeCi courted Lee Je-hoon for a laid back pictorial and interview which felt more personal than ever, and of course, with less restriction and more fun! He was not promoting anything at the time of the interview, having concluded his promotion for Phantom Detective recently and taking his sweet time going through scenarios, weighing in his next project. He has made his decision to star alongside Shin Min-ah in the time-traveling romance Tomorrow With You, slated for 2017 airing date on tvn. That will be his comeback drama and his return to the Fri-Sat slot on the channel, one year after Signal. Another special thing about his appearance on CeCi this August is he is featured on the cover for Korean and Chinese edition of the magazine. Check out the interview!

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Yoon Si Yoon – ARENA HOMME+ July 2016 Interview

After a long wait, Yoon Si-yoon’s interview for ARENA is out, at last! Too bad the magazine only shared small-sized images for the pictorial online, and I bet that there are lots of B-cuts they did not release :3 I guess we should be thankful that even with Mirror of the Witch coming to an end last week, we still get to see him every Sunday on 2 Days 1 Night. Enjoy the interview!

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Yoon Si Yoon – Grazia June 2016 Interview

Almost two years without him gracing our screens, Yoon Si-yoon has been making multiple strides right after completing his mandatory army service: he is currently starring in jtbc’s Mirror of the Witch and joining 2 Days 1 Night as the latest addition to the fixed cast after Kim Joo-hyuk’s departure from the variety. As his fan, I can say that my weekend has been blessed with his appearance on my screen from Friday to Sunday. He donned colourful (and sometimes questionable) clothes for Grazia and the interview has been released. Enjoy!

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