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Finally! Kim Sun Ah is confirmed for “The Five”

Today, the admin of Kim Sun Ah’s Official Facebook page announced the release of official news articles confirming Kim Sun Ah on the upcoming thriller movie The Five!

photo from Kim Sun Ah's Official Facebook Page

photo from Kim Sun Ah’s Official Facebook Page

The Five  is one of the winners in 2010 KOCCA Story and Content Competition and was released as a paid online Daum manhwa last year (and was also published in a 5-volume set manhwa book). Since its release, it has gained popularity. And it is now going to be adapted into the big screen!

It’s been more than a year since she last had a movie, Fighting Spirit, so everyone’s excited!

Do check out the news articles released today!

30th TOPIK Registration (Philippines)

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• Application period : January 21 – February 21, 2013
• Exam dates : April 21, 2013
• Application fee: 400 pesos

Download the .doc file from HERE for the application form and guidelines.

You must submit your application form and payment at KCC:

2F Mancor Corporate Building, 32nd St. Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

How to get there? Check THIS LINK and THIS LINK.

SOURCE 

At first I said I will take it and started preparing a bit for it. Then decided not to. Then changed my mind and want to give it a try for fun and see if my scores will improve even without any hard core studying. Then I just realized that I might be in Korea on the exam day (and I will not take it in Korea since it’s way more expensive there!). So I guess it’s the 32st TOPIK for me on October! Yey! More time to prepare (though I’m pretty sure I’ll just end up procrastinating).

[ANNOUNCEMENT] Call for Christmas Messages for Kim Sun Ah

Hello, everyone!

As we know Kim Sun Ah will be visiting Japan soon for a Christmas Party with her Japanese fans (Fan Meeting).

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In line with this, we would like to collect your Christmas greetings for Kim Sun Ah. If you have a Christmas message for her, write a comment below with the following:

  • Your message (any language but preferably translated to either Korean, Japanese, English or Chinese so that Kim Sun Ah can understand it)
  • Your name/ nickname
  • Country where you are from

All collected message will be printed by the Japanese fans in a book and will give to Kim Sun Ah in person (just like last time).

DEADLINE: 10 December 2012 (Monday) 11:59pm Seoul Time

If you are uncomfortable leaving a comment here, you can also email me your messages at alodia4448@yahoo.com.

Feel free to let your other friends know. Thanks!

[Announcement] buzzKOREA calls Korean Culture Bloggers! Last day of submission today!

You’ve all heard of the Asian On Air Program of KTO and Korean Air, right?

If you haven’t submitted an entry yet, today’s your last chance! Don’t miss this opportunity to share what you want to do, see or hear in Korea. Who knows, this may be your chance to experience it first hand!

 

Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), together with Korean Air, is now accepting applications from bloggers in Asia for participation in the Asian On Air Program.

The Asian On Air Program is a special offer for bloggers from the region to experience and write about Korean culture. Successful applicants will be invited to visit Korea for 5 days (October 22-26, 2012), and attend a K-pop dance class, visit a traditional market, go rail-biking in Yangpyeong, etc.

In order to apply for the program, simply produce a blog entry or video clip telling what you want to do, see, or listen to in Korea, and post it on the Buzz Korea Event page by September 23rd. Winners will be selected by the KTO after a thorough evaluation of applications. Furthermore, applicants who promote the Asian On Air Program online via social networking sites and other communication platforms may receive bonus points.

More Info 

< Asian on Air Program >
☞ Application Period: September 10 – 23, 2012
☞ Eligibility: Bloggers living in Asia
☞ Application Method: Buzz Korea Event Page
☞ Number of Winners: 20
☞ Winners Announcement: September 28, 2012 on Buzz Korea Homepage
☞ Homepage: www.ibuzzkorea.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ 1330 tt call center: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

 

[Announcement] Calling for Korean Culture Bloggers!

Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), together with Korean Air, is now accepting applications from bloggers in Asia for participation in the Asian On Air Program.

The Asian On Air Program is a special offer for bloggers from the region to experience and write about Korean culture. Successful applicants will be invited to visit Korea for 5 days (October 22-26, 2012), and attend a K-pop dance class, visit a traditional market, go rail-biking in Yangpyeong, etc.

In order to apply for the program, simply produce a blog entry or video clip telling what you want to do, see, or listen to in Korea, and post it on the Buzz Korea Event page by September 23rd. Winners will be selected by the KTO after a thorough evaluation of applications. Furthermore, applicants who promote the Asian On Air Program online via social networking sites and other communication platforms may receive bonus points.

More Info

< Asian on Air Program >
☞ Application Period: September 10 – 23, 2012
☞ Eligibility: Bloggers living in Asia
☞ Application Method: Buzz Korea Event Page
☞ Number of Winners: 20
☞ Winners Announcement: September 28, 2012 on Buzz Korea Homepage
☞ Homepage: www.ibuzzkorea.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
☞ 1330 tt call center: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

[Announcement] Essay Contest on Korea’s National Image

What is your impression of Korea? What do you like about Korea? What do you dislike about Korea?

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade seeks the input of people like you to understand how Korea is perceived by non-Koreans. Please share your impressions and opinions about Korea’s national image. The Grand Prize winner will receive a Korean brand laptop.

◇ Contest open to all foreigners without regard to age or gender.
– Those of Korean descent are not eligible.
* Please note that there is a separate contest for those of Korean nationals, in which Korean descent may participate.(please refer to www.mofat.go.kr for details)

◇ Submissions will be accepted from Sep. 3 until Oct. 19, 2012
– Please complete the attached application form and submit it with your essay(English or Korean) to culturemofat@gmail.com

 

SOURCE: MOFAT, Republic of Korea

[Announcement] Korea Post Philippines Job Vacancy

 

– Korea Post Philippines is a newspaper for Korean community in the Philippines
– KPP has supported Korea-related activities in UP Diliman, such as UPCIS AKLE, UP Korean Speech Contest, etc.
– KPP position is open for article writing assistant who is able to communicate in Korean (* You may be asked to choose local news, translate some news, assist Korean journalist outside of the office, etc.)

– Korean language fluency is not necessarily considered great, however, it is preferred who can at least understand, speak, and write Korean language

(* You may not be asked to write entire piece of article in Korean, however, KPP staff may teach or instruct further)
– Office hour 8am-5pm
– Salary and working condition will be informed upon interview or confirmation of hiring
– Someone who is COMMITTED, PASSIONATE and would like to experience in Korean company NOT JUST FOR FUN or NOT FOR A VERY SHORT PERIOD, should challenge!
– Those who are interested, please mail your CV to soulbarbers at hotmail dot com

ANNOUNCEMENT & UPDATES: “I Do I Do” Snack Event by International Fans

*Edited post to remove bank details, addresses and phone numbers. Anyway the event ended already*

Hi everyone!

First, thanks to everyone who has helped and is helping us with the SNACK EVENT FOR I DO I DO STAFF. Thanks for sending in your donations too. We now have 805,295 krw (though 56,000 of which are yet to be confirmed) and there we are waiting for some more pledges.

To those who have sent their donations:

1. Please send me your message to Kim Sun Ah (if you haven’t) by Monday 11:59pm Seoul Time. Send it to my email: alodia4448@yahoo.com

2. Join us in our Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/419689618069485 because I’m posting all the updates there. If you have sent a request but hasn’t been approved, please email me: alodia4448@yahoo.com

Since the event was moved on Wednesday, July 18, we are still accepting donations until Monday 5:00pm Seoul Time (we can still make extensions until Tuesday 5:00pm Seoul Time, but if you can make it on Monday instead, it’ll be easier for us).

Options:

1. Via paypal

* Please send until Monday 6:00am Manila time only

2. Via BPI (for Filipino fans only)

3. Via Western Union

4. Telegraphic Transfer to a Korean bank

UPDATES:

Kim Sun Ah’s manager has confirmed the date and exact place with us. He told me an estimate of the staff members last week, but I want to confirm it to him again by Monday or Tuesday. And he also still have to confirm the time.

Today I’ll be going around the markets and downtown to check what stuff we can bring for the staff and Kim Sun Ah. And check printing prices as well in my university area.

We are planning to give Vitamin Water, kimbap, rice cakes, Binch (chocolate biscuit), and bread to the staff in a paper bag with sticker that reads cheering message from Kim Sun Ah’s International fans. For Kim Sun Ah, we’ll give the same package + a basket of fruits and more vitamin waters (plus flowers?). If her manager will confirm that it’s the last day of filming and our budget permits, we might get a cake for the them as well.

Aide from the snacks and gifts to Kim Sun Ah, money will also be spent on printing (stickers, posters and messages/cards) and on paper bags. For transportation, maybe we can afford it since it’s kinda near the subway station so I’m guessing (hoping) the cab fee won’t be too expensive.

Again, thanks to everyone. I’m truly touched that many people participated. And I’m looking forward for a few more participants since the event was moved. ^^

See previous announcement HERE.

URGENT! CALLING ALL INTERNATIONAL FANS OF KIM SUN AH!

*Edited post to remove bank details, addresses and phone numbers. Anyway the event ended already*

URGENT! CALLING ALL INTERNATIONAL FANS OF KIM SUN AH!

Hi everyone! It’s me Dia and I’m writing from Korea right now. Have you been enjoying I Do I Do so far? I bet you all are. Our dear Kim Sun Ah, together with her fellow actors and the entire drama staff has been working really hard to give us this wonderful drama.

The drama will be ending in a couple of weeks from now (July 19) and we wanted to cheer not only Kim Sun Ah but the entire I Do I Do staff as well. Therefore on Wednesday (July 11, 2012) <EDIT: MOVED TO JULY 18> we will be visiting the set and we will prepare simple snacks for the entire team. AND WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET.

We’ll prepare something like these

I know it’s not an easy thing to do but I am confident that you guys will all help us, right?

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

1.) If you are a non-Korean fan of Kim Sun Ah who is in Korea right now, please contact me. My phone number is 010-5826-9090. If there will be more people to join me on Wednesday to buy the snacks, pack and label them and carry them all the way to the studio, I would appreciate it.

2.) You can donate money for the event. We are not planning anything grand. We just want to give a set of drinks, and snacks to go with it (maybe some bread or cookies). We are thinking 4,000~5,000 KRW (4~5 USD) is enough for each person. A team consists of about 120 people. If there will be 2 teams filming, then it’ll be about 250 people. So we need to raise around 600,000~1,000,000 KRW (500~800 USD). So far I have received a small amount from the Philippines (thank you guys!)

I have already spoken to Kim Sun Ah’s manager and they are glad to hear about this plan. I’m sure Kim Sun Ah will be happy to know that international fans are continously supporting her even if we are all far away. It will be a great way to show, not just Kim Sun Ah and her management company, but also other actors and the production team that Kim Sun Ah has a lot of supporters from abroad too. So I am really hoping you will all help us to make this event successful.

HOW TO DONATE:

OPTION 1:Transfer the money to a Korean bank account (Woori Bank)

 

OPTION 2: Western Union

 

OPTION 3:Telegraphic transfer to a Philippine bank account

 

WHAT TO DO AFTER MAKING A DONATION?

Fill our the following:

Full name:

Address:

Amount donated:

Method of transfer:

Transaction/tracking number (for Western Union transfers):

Message to Kim Sun Ah (2-5 sentences only) + indicate your nickname and country after the message:

email the information to alodia4448@yahoo.com by July 10, 2012

DEADLINE:

 We need to receive it by afternoon of July 10, 2012 Tuesday. So please check with the bank how soon it can be transferred. I believe Western Union transfers are real time. But bank deposits usually take 24 hrs. We can give extensions until early morning of July 11, 2012 (Wednesday) but please let us know because it will be VERY difficult for us.

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH THE MONEY?

1. Snacks for ALL I Do I Do staff (vitamin water + bread/cookies)

2. Print stickers that would show a cheering message for the staff + Kim Sun Ah’s photo + name of the countries who participated (and will stick it on every pack of snacks we’ll be giving away.

3. Print a small tarpaulin that would show our cheering messages, Kim Sun Ah’s photo and the names of all the countries who participated (optional).

4. Give a printed copy of all the individual messages to Kim Sun Ah of all the fans who participated in the event.

5. Buy packaging materials (paper bags or plastic containers).

6. Transportation (we’ll probably have to take a cab! Ouch!)

EXTRAIf you want to give something else to Kim Sun Ah (like personal letters or gifts, you can send it to me via my friend’s address above). I can print your letters too if you want and I can also buy gifts here for you. Just tell me what you want and of course send the money for it too.

The amount of donation doesn’t matter. Even if we need to raise quite a sum, we can take as many donations as we can. So it doesn’t have to be big. We’ll appreciate any amount. But please, please, please send them all in by Tuesday. I am a student so I don’t have extra money that I can use. So I really have to wait for all the donations to come in.

Thank you. I am confident all the international fans will participate. And I promise to work hard to make this simple event successful.

*Please share and translate this to other international fans of Kim Sun Ah*

If you have questions, please leave a comment or send me an email: alodia4448@yahoo.com