Saturday, January 12, 2013

Kim Jong Kook to hold a fan meeting in Singapore

Kim Jong Kook 7th album - Journey Home


MV: Men are all like that

"Running Man" star Kim Jong Kook 김종국) will be holding a fan meet in Singapore on 22 February 2013!

Previously from a hip-hop duo, Kim Jong Kook is one of Korea's most popular artistes after his solo debut. He had released seven albums and his hit songs like “Lovable”, “One Man” and “Today More Than Yesterday” were all chart toppers.

Kim Jong Kook released his latest album "Journey Home" last October, and fans can expect his charismatic performances of his hit songs at his upclose and personal showcase at Kallang Theatre.

A fan sign session will also take place at IMM on 23 February.

Ticketing details will be announced at a later date.

Kim Jong Kook Singapore Fan Meet 2013


Date: 22 Feb 2013

Time: 8pm

Venue: Kallang Theatre

Fan Sign session

Date: 23 Feb 2013

Time: 3pm

Venue: IMM

Monday, January 07, 2013

Les Miserables (Movie)

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The story happened in 1815 and it is about a convict name Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) being ill-treated like a slave and eventually broke out of prison and started a new life under another identity. The prison guard Javert (Russell Crowe) swears he will bring the escaped convict to justice.

Eight years later, he becomes a factory owner and a mayor. Fantine, one of his worker is dismissed from work after they discover that she had an illegitimate daughter. In the end, she is forced into prostitution because of the debts and the need to support her daughter. During an argument with an abusive customer, Javert, now a police inspector arrests Fantine. But Valijean intercepted and takes her to the hospital.

Later on, Valijean learns that a man who was believed to be him is arrested. Unable to condemn a innocent man, he revealed his identity to the court before leaving for the hospital. There he promises a dying Fartine that he will look after her daughter. After avoiding Javert, Valjean finds Cosette and pays the Thenardiers to allow him to take her, and promises to be a father to her. 
Nine years later, they go back to the city but the place is in chaos with revolutions to overthrow the government. In the midst of the chaos, Cosette meets her prince charming, a student revolutionist, and they fall in love. Valijean, on the other hand, faces being caught by Javert and is caught in a dilemma - to reveal his real identity to Cosette.
My Thoughts
The storyline was good and I like how the story progress after Hugh Jackman escaped from the prison. Initially, i was not used to the play and was tickled by the way they used singing in every conversations. Since it is a classic play, I held my laughter and prevented myself from busting out loud. However, as the story progressed, it felt so magical and I got drawn into the plot bit by bit.

I really admire the writer and the person who composed the songs. It is no easy feat to compose the rhythm and the lyrics which rhymes. I also like the visual and sound effect of this movie. Especially, the part where Javert falls into the ocean and the fighting scene.

Hugh Jackman is a really good actor and I was impressed with his natural acting ability. His acting was so convincing that it touches my heart. I also like his character in this movie because he refused to let a innocent man suffer in his place and confessed to the court by shouting his prison number - 21076. He portrayed a man that know how to love others and in the end gets rewarded by being loved. He gave all of himself for the blissfulness of Cosette.

Anne Hathaway who plays Fantine is an amazing actress. Her acting was so impressionable despite only appearing in the first half of the movie. 
I would recommend this drama to all who had not watch the movie and do not mind sitting in the cinema for three hours.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

SBS Entertainment Awards: Running Man

The SBS Entertainment award was held earlier to celebrate another successful year. The biggest winner of the night is none other than ‘National MC’ Yoo Jae Suk, who won the coveted Daesang for the second year running for its successful Sunday variety program 'Running Man'. In addition, he also clinched the viewer's choice popularity award.

The other winners of the night were Gary and Ji Suk Jin who won the excellence awards (variety category). 

The rest of the Running Man did not win any award but we can see how supportive are they towards each other.
Kim Jong Kook is the presenter for the best couple award.
Yoo Jae suk performed the ‘grasshopper’ dance with Suzy 
HaHa is one of the MC of the event.
Song Ji Hyo look pretty in a red dress.


Although, Kim Jong Kook, Haha, Song Ji Hyo and Lee Kwang Soo left empty handed, I still enjoyed the event. Anyway, they had won the awards in 2011; therefore, it is time to encourage the rest of the entertainers. That night, all the awards were distributed evenly and the award show was presented in a proper and glamorous manner. All the celebrities graced the event with a cheerful heart and those who did not win any award, supported their teammates.

I liked the acceptance speech of Gary, Ji Suk Jin and Yoo Jae Suk.

Ji Suk Jin

He sent thanks to all the members and staffs of Running Man. He was worried that his son would be embarrassed with his image on Running Man. But his son often played with Kim Jong Kook’s name tag and that made him proud

Kang Gary

When I first joined variety show, I was happy to see celebrities. But now I love to be a celebrity more. Thanks Running Man to make me a celebrity like right now and I declared that I’m not going to give up on variety show next year

Yoo Jae Suk

With this in hand, I’ll run even harder. Even though we’re having a tough ratings battle right now [against competitor programs], I think the real competition is the ability to deliver laughs. That’s all I will think about.