Saturday, April 27, 2013

U-weekly: Special feature - Kim Jong Kook

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First Time in Singapore

UW: How do you feel about the first fanmeeting in Singapore?

Ans: I look forward to meeting my fans in Singapore. In the past, i held my fanmeeting in Japan before, however, that was a long time ago and since then i did not have any fanmeeting. Therefore, i felt nervous about the Fanmeeting. Most of my fans in Singapore know me as part of the cast in Running Man, will they find it strange to see me singing on stage? Hope they will feel happy to see me on stage.

UW: What type of special performance will you prepare? Have you ever been to Singapore?

Ans: I planned to sing for my fans and play games with them. In 2011 Summer time (Running Man) after the Hong Kong Special episode, i went to Singapore privately to rest. Surprisingly, singaporean recognized me at the Supermarket and at the airport. Some of them asked to take picture with me and took my autograph. I never thought that many people watch Running Man in Singapore and this has been a good memories for me.

Singer first 

UW: You said that you are always a singer, followed by host and comedian or actor. Does it mean that you love and value your job as a Singer first? Why did you put that as the upmost importance in your career?

Ans: The main reason is that i do not want people to forget that i am a singer. In addition, I can use that image to crack joke during Running Man. When my fellow Running Man members lose to me, i will say,"you can't even win a singer?" Everyone will laugh loudly at this comment, therefore, i did stress on that on purpose.

UW: What type of satisfaction does singing give you which other job could not satisfise you?

Ans: I have been working as a singer for 18 years now. Although participating in variety programme became a important part of my life, but to me standing on the stage to sing enabled me to express my deepest feeling. Therefore, nothing can compare to that.

Not a born winner

UW: Does hosting Running Man affected your personality, popularity and career? Are you glad that you are part of the big family?

Ans: I have a wider range of fans and that includes the kids, which laid a strong foundation for myself in the future. I remembered the last time we flimed Running Man, there were many kids that wanted to tear my nametag off my shirt. I can't even move about among all the kids. In the past, i may find that irritating, however, i changed my mind when i have a nephew and i begin to like kids. When some famous people came to take picture with us because of the kids, i felt that the power of kids were so great!

UW: The audience and your commades think that you are the greatest rival. Do you view this as a pressure or a motivation?

Ans: There is motivation and pressure because of the high expectation from the audience. They would think that even though i may not win the race, i should be able to survive to the end and should'nt be the first to be eliminated.  However, the rest of the Running Man members had improved a lot and sometimes i may lose to them. Therefore, i do not think that i am a born winner.

UW: In Running Man, which member are you most impressed with?

Ans: Hmm..Kwang Soo. From the programme i can see how he presented his comedic ability and bring laugher to everyone. He does not care if he fall into the water or get hurt, he does his best to participate in the games and i admire him for that.

Marry before fourty years old

UW: Is Moon Guem Young your dream lover? Is the ten years age gap a big issue to you?

Ans: I like big eyes and round face because my eyes are small and i wish that my girlfriend has bigger eyes. I like Moon Guem Young or Yoo Eun Hye type. In the past, i felt that ladies that were four to five years younger than me was a big gap. However, now i think that ten years age gap is okay as long as we can get along. Because of the nature of my job, i came across many celebrities. But when it comes to finding a girlfriend which would eventually lead us to marriage, i would wish to date an ordinary person. I hope to marry before i turn 40.

UW: Will you surprise us with a sudden marriage? What criteria are you looking for to be your wife?

 Ans: I said this in a TV programme before that i wish my future wife will be 1.65 and above, not too skinny and it does not matter if she is not very rich. The most important thing is to have a round face and a bigger eyes than mine. For the sake of our children, I still wish that my wife has big round eyes.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Success of Running Man

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Running Man began to air in mid 2010 and till now the popular variety program is still running. On top of that, this program is very popular overseas too. What make it interesting and fun for Running Man? 

First of all, it is the creative and interesting games. Secondly, even if the games were repetitive, they were able to improvise and think of different ways to play the game. Remember the times when the Running Man cast was trapped in a departmental store completing missions and tearing nametags? 

They basically filmed the program at night and they will return home the following day. Those were the time when they were given punishment such as walking on the streets with ‘hot pants’ or greeting the employees early in the morning when they came to work.

Nowadays, Running Man has moved to outdoor activities and the cast were given gold or rewards should they win the game. Subsequently, there was a change in the cast after the exit of Lizzy and   Song Joong Ki. The Running Man team found a replacement in Song Ji Hyo and from then on, she became part of the Running Man cast. Recently, the program does not focus on Yoo Jae Suk, Kim Jong Kook or even the guests as much as previous times. I am glad that all the cast were given screen time to shine and play their characters. Gone are the days that the Running Man obviously gave in to the guests during games. 

What makes the variety show a success apart from the interesting games and famous guests were the interactions between the cast. Let’s take a look at some of the nominees:

1) Leaders combination (Grasshopper/Tiger team)

Kim Jong Kook and Yoo Jae Suk
If you put this buddies together, there is a higher chance of winning the games. However, they tend to bickers around with each other and were often noisy together. Despite that, these two leaders have absolute chemistry and the MC ability to put the guests at ease. With lots of screen time, who doesn't want to partner with them?

2) Monday couple

Gary and Song Ji Hyo
Monday couple was established much earlier at the beginning of running man. This adorable pair has lots of chemistry. In the beginning, Gary used to give in to Song Ji Hyo and let her win in games. Nowadays, they were pretty much doing fine on their own without emphasizing this name too often.

3) Spartace couple

Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo
Be assured that the games will be more competitive when you put the two competitive and capable Running Man together. They can cooperate and work together so well in games which normally ensure a win for their team.

4) Traitor trio

Haha, Kwangsoo and Ji Suk Jin
When you pair these three up, ensure a hilarious and comical antics from them. They were definitely good in playing their roles. Haha - the ultimate spy, KwangSoo - the ultimate betrayer and Ji Suk Jin - the betrayer.

5) Strong/weak link combination (Race starter and the commander)

Kim Jong Kook and Ji Suk Jin
We need a strong and weak player to team up sometimes to make the program more interesting. Indeed, Big nose hyung Ji Suk Jin is considered weak when compared with the rest of the cast, however, he is still a good team player and he is good at spotting things. As the eldest of the Running Man, sometimes he take things easy and allow other people to shine at his expense. Nonetheless, he did play a great part in the variety show and he proved that he can flim Running Man despite his age.

6) Girrafe-Tiger pair

Kim Jong Kook and Lee KwangSoo
This pair has a love-hate relationship. Initially, KwangSoo was often 'bullied' verbally by Kim Jong Kook. Nowadays, the Girrafe often disturb/provoke the tiger as an act of 'revenge'. Given a chance, he would always want to eliminate Kim Jong Kook. Despite the often bickering and fighting, they have a great relationship in real life. Kim Jong Kook revealed that he often meet up with Kwang Soo. It was reported during interviews that they were good friends and KwangSoo love his hyung.

7) Siblings combination

Yoo Jae Suk and Song Ji Hyo
They were like siblings teasing and making fun of each other whenever they were game partners. Yoo Jae Suk is always good in taking care of the people around him. Therefore, he is always the caring big brother whenever he was paired up with Ji Hyo. On the other hand, Ji Hyo is the mischievous little sister.

8) Brothers combination

Yoo Jae Suk and Ji Suk Jin
During the early part of the show, Ji Suk Jin always says that he is Yoo Jae Suk sunflower. The two brothers know each other for a long time and they were both MC in their respective programme before they work together in Running Man. Both of them have the most experience among the Running Man cast in terms of hosting a variety show. It is funny how Ji Suk Jin was jealous of Kim Jong Kook when he heard that the both of them work out in the gym often.

9) Kim Jong Kook and the two kids

Kim Jong Kook, Haha and Gary
This was one of the highlight in the early episodes of Running Man. Kim Jong Kook taking control over the two kids. Most of the time during nametag tearing games, they will be grouped together as catchers. Those were the days when they had so much fun chasing Yoo Jae Suk mission team. We as viewers of the show were highly entertained by them.

10) Easy brothers - Girrafe and Impala pair

Ji Suk Jin and Lee Kwang Soo
"Feel, touch, cross!" This is their favourite phrase whenever they are paired up. I love easy brothers and their funny antics. Most of the time, they will not win any games whenever they are paired up. Nonetheless, they are so funny together which is the most essential element needed in a variety programme.

11) The bickering pair

Song Ji Hyo and Haha
Song Ji Hyo and Haha were around the same age, therefore, i think they can be more playful around each other. They were often bickering and making fun of each other during the show which i think is very interesting and fun. 

12) Dumb and Dumber pair

Yoo Jae Suk and Lee Kwang Soo
Both of them were natural comedians and their body gag is so funny. What can i say about this pair except that they are prefect for each other. :)

13) The two kids

This brothers are so cute and funny to begin with. With them around, the atmosphere is bound to be lively and cheerful. They were able to dance well and have a great sense of humor.


Running Man is always the best whenever they are unified and work hand in hand together as a team. It is this close-knitted friendship which enabled the programme to reach out to its audience. Even when divided into groups, they were able to present their individual characteristic and played their roles well. In my opinion, Running Man members cannot be replace, neither can they lose any members. I like the Running Man cast just the way they are right now. Although i do miss Song Joong Ki and sometimes Lizzy, they are doing well in their respective domains. I would continue to support Running Man and hope that they will continue to explore different genre of games. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Running Man Episode 138

We kick off this episode with Gentlemen high school dignity. The characters appears to be taken from a manga. First we have Kwang Soo who declared that he is the captain of the Track and Field club, followed by Haha and Gary who fought for the position. The door opened, and teacher Ji Suk Jin came in. Song Ji Hyo yelled at the boys and stated that she is the captain. The other boys said that this is an all boys school. Ji Hyo replied that she is a boy wearing a skirt. The commotion has anger captain Kim Jong Kook as he slammed open the door and threw his jacket on the floor. Everybody stood still and rise up their hands. Haha pointed that Kwang Soo wants to be the captain. Kwang Soo immediately picked up Captain Kim Jacket and said he is the hanger.

At the other side, we have the drama club and it was announced that Yoo Jae Suk has transferred from the altheletic team to the captain of drama club. Yoo Jae suk kept grumbling that it was a sensitive issue to transfer club. Next, we saw all the members falling in. Family Outing Game Devil Kim Soroo, pretty boys Kim Woobin, Lee Jonghyun (CN blue), Lee Jongsuk and Min Hyorin assembled. It was announced that today theme is 'Gentleman high school dignity competition' whichever team win in a race will receive a flag and they have to protect the flags till the last game.

The first game is a tournament whereby two members from each team will be blindfolded as they reach their respective place and engage in a nametag tearing game. Jong Hyun immediately lamented that they will lose this game because of Jong Kook Hyung. Game devil Kim Soroo was'nt pleased to hear that and stated that they should live positively. Yoo Jae Suk recalled that Jong Hyun had guested in Running Man for three times and he was always eliminated by Jong Kook. Despite that, the drama club decided to sent Woobin and Jong Hyun to the field. At the other side, the altheletic team were discussing their strategies. Next we saw the betrayal brothers Ji Suk Jin and Lee Kwang Soo being blindfolded and led to their respective position. The betrayal brothers cried out to each other as they were separated.

It does not take long before Woobin and Jong Hyun spotted Girrafe Kwang Soo and gave chase. They surrounded the betrayal brothers in a few minutes. Ji Suk Jin was tired with all the struggle and intended to leave Kwang Soo alone to deal with the youngsters. Kwang Soo called out to Suk Jin and he came forward to help, in return betrayer Kwang Soo leave Big nose hyung to them. Not surprising, Ji Suk Jin was the first to be eliminated. With the impala Ji Suk Jin eliminated so early in the game, commander Kim Jong Kook was flaming mad as he stood up and make his entrance. On the other hand, the drama team rejoice at the announcement. They spectaculated that Kim Jong Kook should be kept till the last. Never did they expect that Jong Kook make his entrance early in the game.

Kwang Soo who had being waiting for his team member stood near the lift and when he saw Kim Jong Kook being blindfolded, he took revenge by leading captain Kim to bump on the walls and chairs. As expected, the next moment Kwang Soo was being punished by Spatakook. In an attemp to lure the duo to the place where the commander laid ambushed, Kwang Soo shouted out loud.

However, when the drama team spotted Commander Kim, they immediately retreated and ran away as fast as they could. Now the situation has reversed and the drama team have to hide from the Athletic team.

Soon, Kwang Soo and Jong Kook found their hiding place and they joined hands to eliminate Woobin and Jong Hyun. That was a big blow to the Drama team as they lost two members and they immediately guessed that Kim Jong Kook is out at the battle field. Next, the Drama club send Lee Jongsuk and Min Hyorin to the battle field. It was like an idol drama when they saw Jong Kook and Kwang Soo and they held their hands to escape together. Feeling envy, Kwang Soo suggested to Jong Kook that they should hold hands too. Jong Kook immediately dismissed the idea. Soon, Kwang Soo and Haha were eliminated by JongSuk and Hyorin while Jong Kook was at the other side. The Drama team wonder what is wrong with Jong Kook and next Song Ji Hyo joined hands with Jong Kook.Finally, the Spartace team is back in action and it was no surprise that they eliminated the other team easily. Finally, the drama team trump cards were called to the battlefield.

Yoo Jae Suk spotted Jong Kook and Ji Hyo from a distance and attempted to lure them to Kim Soroo. The Spatace couple saw through his trick and wondered who is the other opponent. Eventually, they met and went head to head with each other. Kim Soroo and Yoo Jae Suk torn Jong Kook name tag. Gary was called to the field after Jong Kook elimination. The Monday couple met and felt threatened by the other team.

The two team met again and it was the final fight. During the confusion, Ji Hyo make use of this opportunity to eliminate Kim Soroo. Now it was left Yoo Jae Suk fighting against the Monday Couple. Jae Suk eliminated Gary and Ji Hyo eliminated him. The first round, Song Ji Hyo secured a win for the athletic team. Three cheers for 'Mung Ji Hyo!'

The next mission was set at the canteen. Each teams were seated at different tables as they munched on their snacks. The PD asked each team to write down something that they were good at to play the game. When the food relay challenge was announced, the Athletic Club rejoices as this is what they does best. They were supposed to eat and drink all the items lay out on the table. These includes ahard boil egg, a cup noodles, ice cream, chocolate, , a bottle of water and a bottle of Coke.

The Athletic team did pretty well as they gobbled down all the foods until it was Jong Kook turn to drinkthe bottle of water and Kwang Soo interrupted him by tapping on his throat. After he regained his calm, he finishes the bottle of water. Finally, it was Kwang Soo turn to drink the bottle of coke. He drank amazingly fast but when he is about to whistle, he gave a loud burp to the laughter of everyone.The Drama Team tried their best to gobble the foods except that the pretty boys does a better job as they eat gracefully. Eventually, the Drama won the game as they completed the mission at a shorter time (10 seconds) lesser than the Athletic team.

The next game is to do a spilt and join their foots as a team and see who can reach the furthest on the line. The Athletic team complained that it is unfair as the other group has taller people. Nonetheless, the Drama team were lacking in exercise as they have problem even in spreading their legs. During the process, Jong Hyun even torn his pants and he need to use his jacket to protect his modesty. The Athletic team tried to spilt their legs under the command of Captain Kim. Eventually, Gary managed to reach further than the Drama team and they won this round. Now the Drama team punishment is to pay for the meals. Kim Soroo took it upon himself and paid for all the expenses.

The third mission was at the pool and we saw the floating board in the middle. That was a similarsight as we were shown flashback of the game during X-Man. Kim Jong Kook and Kang Ho dong wrestled on the floating board. Yoo Jae suk was the vanguard for the Drama team and he tried to threaten the other team. However, his opponent was Jim Jong Kook and he flauted his six packs in front of the other team. Lol. In return, Jong Kook tried to scared the other team by charging forward. Yoo Jae Suk Kept on retreating and the frightened look on his face was so funny. The Atheletic club hide behind Jong Kook and laughed at Yoo Jae Suk. To retaliate, Yoo Jae Suk exclaimed that they will be rolling pins without Kim Jong Kook and he turned around and lamented that there were taller guys than him in his team, why is he the vanguard at the front. Kim Jong kook made use of this opportunity to to attack the Drama team. The first round, the Athletic team won.

The second round, Peaceful Gary rules as he flipped Jong Hyun and Jongsuk into the pool before he was pushed into the pool by Woobin. Yoo Jae Suk stepped up on the game and charged forward, however he need to overcome the obstacle- Kim Jong Kook. Surprisingly after Kim Soroo fall into the water, Kim Woo Bin fall into the pool too after he attempted to attack Jong Kook but was instead pushed into the pool. Jae Suk being the underdog, tried to trip Jong Kook over and succeeded and he secured a win for his team. Finally, thegame devil Kim Sooro charges towards the Altheletic team and overthrown them like bowling pins.

The last game is to place their flag in the right flagpole within 30 minutes. Everyone was taken to different levels of the school building. Jong Kook and Haha deduced that Kim Sooro must be protecting his team flag. Therefore, when they saw him at a corner, they chased after him. Soon they were joined in by Ji Hyo. Unfortunately, the team flag was not with him and he mangaed to tricked them. Ji Suk Jin found Woo Bin with the team flag and he informed the Monday couple who laid in ambush outside the room where he hides. However, Woobin figure out a smart way to escape and that is to jump out from the side window. He went back to his original hiding place but was found by Kwang Soo. He tried to espcape but Jong Kook was on his tail and managed to pin him down. Haha got the flag and ran to a storage room. Soon, he was greeted by Sooro with a devilish smile. He snatched the flag away.

After another struggle, Jong-Seok got the flag and rushed off to the flag pole but he was intercepted by Jong Kook. With 3 minutes left, Haha ran to the gymnastic room to tied the flag on the flag pole. However, they tied the flag to the opposite team flag pole. Eventually, Jong-Seok managed to hang his team flag on the flag pole and secured a win for his team.


This is a hilarious episode where we can see the amazing teamwork of the Running Man. The first part of the show was funny as we see the Running Man fighting to be the captain and suddenly Kim Jong Kook opened the door and act angry. He almost laugh out lot when he threw his jacket on the floor. On the drama team, i am glad to see some eye candies. However, the team will be considered weak if not for Kim Sooro and Yoo Jae Suk. Yes, based on age the guests has an advantage, however, the Running Man members has much more experiences.

The strategies for the first game was good. The drama team did not expect Jong Kook to come out early in the game. Therefore, most of them were in for a surprise when they saw the commander. Kwang Soo as usual betrayed the impala Ji Suk Jin, i felt pitiful for the race starter. The Second game at the canteen was interesting. Especially the part where Yoo Jae Suk and Lee Kwang Soo burp after they drank the coke. The only part which i dilike is when Lee Kwang Soo tap on Jong Kook throat while he was drinking water. This prank was not funny and it could be dangerous too. Nonetheless, it is a variety show and it is supposed to be for fun so got to let it pass.

The third game at the pool was fun and i always like to watch Running Man water sport games. Kim Jong Kook was so cute when he showed off his muscle and trying to scared Yoo Jae Suk. It was interesting that the guest were all pretty weak in their physical strength. I like Kang Gary act cool face when he won against the idols. Kim Sooro last attempt to charge on the Atheletic team was bravo and it works as they were hit like bowling pins.

The last game was a little boring but they did make the game interesting with all the passing and running. I rooted for the Running Man team to win but i am fine that the Drama team wins.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

G-Dragon Concert (Priority) Tickets - Why So Complicated?

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There has never been a habit to actually buy concert tickets, especially if they are the most expensive ones. However, the power of peer pressure can be very “persuading” especially if there is more than one person trying to “convince” you. So yes, I have been very effectively persuaded to go for a GD concert, other than the MBLAQ concert in Taipei. Well, actually DramaQueen’s friend convinced her to get the most expensive tickets (because she’s a fan) and in turn she me (kinda). If the concert ticket was complimentary, I would just probably rave (?) about the concert and experience. But since I have to pay for this one I just have to rant about the whole process, well the booking and paying part that is, but mostly just this thing called "priority" sales. So pardon this (mostly) ranting post.

Yes, you live only once so trying out new things are fine (concerts included). But why do I have to purchase 2 days worth of tickets just so to qualify for the early "priority" sales (which would most probably have people snapping up the good seats whether or not they need them, and increasing the probability that it will go on to the black market)? Sales will definitely increase and monies safely in the bank, but... Read more>>

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Kim Jong Kook loveline

This year marked the 18 years of Kim Jong Kook in Korean entertainment. To commemorate his achievement and celebrate his birthday, let's recap the ladies who simply look compatible with him. A girl's entitled to her fantasies so please bear with me :p

1)  Park SooJin

Park SooJin has a major crush on Kim Jong kook and she appeared in X- Man about twice when Kim Jong Kook was still around. Apparently, she seem upset when she was not paired with Kim Jong Kook in games. Other than this fan girl, there were a number of celebrities that were 'interested' in Kim Jong Kook. They were Eun Bi, Hwang Bo and Shin Ae.

2)  Jeon Hye Bin

Hye Bin is a big fan of Kim Jong Kook. She has declared that she like Kim Jong Kook in X-Man, although Kim Jong Kook was apparently not as close to her as Chae Yeon.

3) Kim Jong Kook and Yoon Eun Hye

Kim Jong Kook started to have his first rumored girlfriend while he was participating in Korean popular variety show X-man. His first love line is Yoon Eun Hye. Both of them were regular guests of X-man and they were often paired up together during games.  They were the most talk about couple of the century and we can clearly see the interaction between them were so sweet. At that time, Yoon Eun Hye was only 21 years old and the media spread the news that they were dating secretly. She even jokingly held Kim Jong Kook responsible for the rumor. Yoo Jae Suk often joke about this onscreen couple, even at Running Man. Before Kim Jong Kook went for military service, Yoon Eun Hye starred in his MV- Say I love you. After his military service, he was often reminded about the scandal during interviews every now and then, which led to spectaculation that kim Jong Kook was using Yoon Eun Hye to gain attention. This was untrue since Kim Jong Kook was popular even before this scandal. Anyway, till now, this onscreen couple were unforgettable.

4) Chae Yeon

Chae Yeon was one of Yoon Eun Hye love rival in X-Man. She was reported to have a crush on Kim Jong Kook since her teenage days and has been a fan of his. Chae Yeon was from his Turbo Fan club  and he knew her before she debuted as a singer. There were times when she openly declared that she like Kim Jong Kook in X-Man. Despite that, they remained as friends and Chae Yeon fulfilled her wish and that is to meet her idol Kim Jong Kook. Sometimes during the show, she will rival with Yoon Eun Hye for Kim Jong Kook attention. It was funny how Kim Jong Kook often blushed and felt embarrassed at the attention given by the ladies. Perhaps, he felt happy inside his heart for being a 'ladies man'.

 5) Lee Hyori

Kim Jong Kook and Lee Hyori were the regulars in Family Outing. To be honest, they were an awkward pair and they look more like buddies in my opinion. Lee Hyori always portrays a fun-loving, adorable, tomboyish and 'girls power' image. On the other hand, Kim Jong Kook seem to be a more reserved and passive person. Some people says people who are different attracts each other, but not in this case. There were not much chemistry between the couple and it looks like they have no common topic to talk about. Kim Jong Kook even admitted it during Strong Heart that he cannot click with Lee Hyori and they feel awkward around each other. Despite that, I still like to see them interacting with each other and i love the pet name 'kook Jong' given by Hyori. Although they look good together, Lee Hyori has a boyfriend now so both of them remains as the most awkward couple in Family Outing.

6) Park Ye Jin

Park Ye Jin was also part of the cast in Family Outing. She is good in handling fishes and seafoods, thus she earned herself the nickname Salvage Ye Jin in Family Outing. They seem to be more compatible and comfortable around each other. The highlight of this couple is the MV that Ye Jin guest starred in - Don't be nice to me. In real life, Ye Jin has a steady relationship and her partner is not in the entertainment circle.

 7)  Shin Bong Sun

This couple was named as the weasel couple by Yoo Jae Suk in Running Man. They had different reaction to this description. Shin Bong Sun was over the moon with this compliment but Kim Jong Kook have the 'what!' reaction to this name. It is not a secret that this comedian has a major crush on Kim Jong Kook.

8) Song Ji Hyo

This pair is part of the regular cast in Running Man. They were often dubbed as the most powerful/dangerous couple (Spartace couple) in Running Man. Although, Ji Hyo and Gary are Monday couple and  many shippers support them, I still think that Kookie and Ji Hyo ( tiger + lion = liger) pair are equally attractive. However, in actual life outside of Running Man, Ji Hyo has a boyfriend who is the CEO of  the company. 

9)  F.X member Sulli

Kim Jong Kook did confessed that his ideal type of girl is Sulli from Korean Girl group F.X. Sulli is arguably the cutest member in the group. She has a beautiful face and sweet smile, therefore, many celebrities choose her as their ideal type such as Shinee Min Ho.

10)  Kim HyunA

HyunA is a member of Korean Girl group 4 Minute. She was a guest in Running Man and also one of the most memorable game partner with Kim Jong Kook. They were equally competitive when they were filming Running Man couple race episode. Thus, they were named as the most competitive couple by Yoo Jae Suk.


11) Girl's Generation Seohyun

Seohyun is a member of the popular Korean girl group Girl's Generation. She was a guest in Running Man too. Does anybody still remember that episode when Seo Hyun and Jong Kook did a little dance together? They really look so cute and sweet together. :)

12) Moon Geun Young

Who can forget this adorable couple in Running Man? Kim Jong Kook even admitted that he is her fan since she starred in My Little Bride. I love the small little interaction between the couple and the constant teasing by the other members. While playing games, Jong Kook keep giving in to her. He can't look at Moon Guen Young in the eyes without blushing. However, they look like siblings more than couple because of their 12 years age gap.

13) Go Ara

Go Ara was paired up with Kim Jong Kook in Running Man twice. She seem to be a fangirl of Kim Jong Kook. Remember the back hug that she gave Kim Jong Kook in Episode 139 of Running Man? They look like a cute couple with Kookie protecting her all the way.

During Kim Jong Kook recent interview at Mnet, he revealed that he is still 'loyal' to his first love-line Yoon Eun Hye when he did the ideal type soccer match. He often name Yoon Eun Hye as his ideal girl. Likewise, Yoon Eun Hye also revealed that her ideal type is Kim Jong Kook who is able to take care of himself very well. Like many fans, I would love to see Yoon Eun Hye guest starred in Running Man.

Unfortunately, Yoon Eun Hye admitted in a recent interview that the scandal between them was a burden to her and it has stop her from participating in Running Man. If she were to be a guest in that variety show, people will only talk about the rumor which she felt uncomfortable. I guess she would not be a guest in Running Man if that is the case. In my opinion, this couple were too impressionable that it was impossible not to bring it out during the variety show. What do you think? Shippers, who is your favourite love-line?

Running Man Episode 137

We begin the story with a young narrator reading a book- 6 Babo Ondals - (KOREAN FOLK TALE) Once upon a time, there were three pairs of village idiots (Haha,Gary), (Dumb and dumber - Yoo Jae Suk, Kwang Soo), (Kim Jong Kook, Ji Suk Jin). They gathered at the field to hear the royal decrees read out by PD Jo. Faraway, at the palace there were three princesses ( Sa-yeon, Ji Hyo UEE). King Go read out the fault of each princess - Sa-Yeon for having a big appetite, Ji Hyo for being 'mung' and UEE for being pretty. Their punishment is to train the idiots and marry one of them.

Sa-Yeon, the eldest princess set off to look for her husband first followed by Ji Hyo and UEE. Song Ji Hyo found the dumb and dumber team but the pair was aloof when they were approached. They even placed their hands in the pockets in front of Ji Hyo. This does not last long, because they were spotted by Sa-Yeon and the pair immediately grab hold of Ji Hyo. Memories from the previous Queen Race episode appeared in their minds. When approached by Sa-Yeon, the dumb and dumber claimed that they are not foolish and Stated that the idiots are at the other side. Suk Jin and Jong Kook spotted Sa-Yeon at a distance and they immediately hide behind the tree. However, Sa-Yeon saw them hiding behind the tree and she marched towards them declaring that she is joining their team. Ji Hyo came by and they cried out to her but to no avail. Therefore, Sa-Yeon, Suk Jin and Jong kook is the Orange team. Ji Hyo met Haha and Gary and they formed the blue team. The last of all, UEE appeared in front of the dumb and dumber team. Obviously, they were delighted to see UEE and they chanted feel, touch, cross. 

With that, they formed the Green team. At the car, the green team had lots of fun as UEE could'nt help but giggle at the sight of Kwang Soo in his hair wig. She even said that he looked scary at this angle. The dumb and dumber chirped about how happy they were when they saw UEE. They even mentioned that they should dress well if they know UEE is coming.

Their next mission is at the spa and the objectives is to train the idiots in the heated swimming pool. The princesses need to answer the questions correctly, otherwise their teammates will suffer the punishment. What is the punishment? That is being squash by a jet of water. 

Ji Hyo gets the first question about scocer wrong and the Blue team suffered the punishment. Subsequently, the princesses gave the wrong answers and their teammates suffered. Wait a minute, is'nt that Kookinator! Wow, that was impressive, how could he maintained that pose when he was squashed by the water? Amazing! Ji Hyo seemed to enjoyed looking at her teammates suffer the punishment by the water canon. We can see the guys looked deadpenned while being punished repeatedly as they shivered in the cold.

The princesses shouted out funny answers such as foreve field had me brusted out laughing. Finally, all the team scored a point each. The boys at the back started to complained and Jae Suk even shouted, 'save me!' Gary was asking the ladies to hurry up until Ji Hyo complimented that he look good in the damp state. He surely looked flattered by her comments. The Pd change the rule and this time round, it was the boys turn to answer the questions and they were confident about the topic on sports. However, the question is about shoes and the guys blunt out everything they know about shoes and it was the ladies turn to shake their heads in disappointment. Finally, Sa-Yeon yelled out the answer, "wedge heels." Suk Jin said, " I had never heard of this before." Jae Suk added that everything to them is shoes. UEE replied that everything to them are soccer.

The green team eventually scored two points and set off to the next mission. At the car, UEE compliment her teammate but when asked who is the most impressive, she chooses Jae Suk. So-Yeon on the other hand joke about herself in the car with Jong Kook and Suk Jin. At the next mission,  they were separated into two teams. The first team consisted of the married guys  (Haha, Jae Suk and Suk Jin) and their mission is to carry their princess and squat five times before doing a limbo. Haha had difficulty in carry Ji Hyo and failed in his attempt. Poor Suk Jim have to carry So-Yeon, needless to say, he also failed the mission. In order to save face, Jae Suk stepped out to carry So-Yeon. Unfortunately, he failed in his attempt too. At the behind the scene snapshot, we can see So-Yeon and Suk Jin did an arm wrestling and So-Yeon won. that explains why the guys failed to carry her.

At the other side of the game, we are in for a great treat. The pepero game they were about to play is going to be spectacular. They have to bit off the pepero using their mouth and they must eat until the pepero left with 1cm. Kwang Soo was blushing when he heard that he is going the play the game with UEE. It was so funny to see Kwang Soo looked so embarrass while UEE bite off the other end of the pepero. Omo!! Look at Kim Jong Kook doing the pepero game with So-Yeon and the fan girl in me yelled, "No way!" Definitely make me envy of her good fortune. Haha. Kwang Soo being the trouble maker stepped on the pepero that Jong Kook dropped on the floor and they had to do it again. The highlight of this game is the ex-Monday couple! They look so sweet when they were playing the game and at one point, their lips touched!

Jong Kook and So-Yeon completed their mission first and ran back. The other two groups completed their mission shortly after and joined the rest of the team. Kwang Soo carried UEE and attempted to do the limbo. It was evident that he had so much difficulty. I wondered is Kwang Soo that weak or UEE is too heavy. Jong Kook had no problem lifting So-Yeon up but he had much difficulties in doing the limbo while carrying So-Yeon. I can see Jong Kook rubbing his back earlier while he was seated down with the others. I felt sorry for him as So-Yeon is really big. Gary on the other hand completed his mission easily since he is carrying Ji Hyo. Another Monday couple moment. Hurray!

The final mission took place in the boxing area. Jong Kook and Gary were seen practicing boxing on a sandbag. That was awesome! The rule of this game is that the idiots have to be blindfolded while the princess ride on their back to fight against another team. The orange team and Green team compete against each other first, the winning team will compete against the blue team.

The first match was between The Orange team and the Blue team. So-Yeon was no match for UEE who managed to tear off So-Yeon nametag. Next, we have Jong Kook and So-Yeon V.S Kwang Soo and UEE. Kwang sneakily attempted to kick Jong Kook when he was blindfolded. Instead of attacking Jong Kook, Kwang Soo was wrestled down first. This is what you'll get for challenging Spartakook. Haha. Eventually, the orange team was eliminated by the Blue Team.

For the final match, the green team Vs the Blue team. Ji Hyo won against UEE in the first round when she torn off UEE nametag at an amazing speed. However, UEE fought back during the second round and won against Ji Hyo. The Blue team was declared the winner in this princess and idiots race. The prize for the race is a pair of couple rings. When asked to choose a teammate to put on the ring. Kwang Soo was choosen by UEE and they flashed the couple ring with a mega smile. The story ended with the couple broke up after this and the little girl cried out to her mum that the story was weird.


The beginning of the 'fairy tale' story was funny. The little girl was cute too. The idiots pairings and the three princesses got me laughing out loud. especially, the dumb and dumber pair. Girrafe Kwang Soo was so hilarious with that outfit and the wig. He is definitely a natural comedian. He surprisingly look good with UEE and he did a great job, especially when paired up with UEE.

The limbo game was funny too. However, I felt sorry for the guys, in particular Kim Jong Kook. My heartache for him when he carried So-Yeon and his backache. ( I saw him rubbing his back when seated down) There were many ex-Monday couple moments and I like it.

After the pepero game, So-Yeon said that people with no feelings for each other will complete the mission faster. In another words, Ji Hyo and Gary, Kwang Soo and UEE took a longer time to complete the mission because of that. Last but not least, 'Kookminator' was so cool. Overall, I am pretty satisfied with this episode. :)