Friday, February 23, 2018

[Article] Jang Keun Suk's #Paralympics "Christmas in March - 2018-02-23

[PyeongChang 2018] ‘Christmas in March’ for Paralympics


K-pop performances and fan events to feature well-known Korean stars

Published : Feb 22, 2018 

For the heat of the Olympics to continue on to the Paralympics, organizers are packing the Paralympic main events with an assortment of Hallyu performances.

In the set of Hallyu events dubbed by the Gangwon Province and Korea Tourism Organization as “Christmas in March,” major Korean celebrities will accompany the Paralympic audience in watching the games.

Jang Keun-suk and Lee Dong-wook, honorary ambassadors for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, as well as K-pop stars B1A4, BTOB, Samuel and Girlkind, and DJs Hanmin, Soda and Glory are some of the artists who will join the crowd at the Paralympics.



Jang Keun-suk (Korea Tourism Organization)

Jang will watch Korea play Japan in ice hockey at Gangneung Hockey Centre on March 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a select 2,018 fans, for whom he has personally procured tickets.


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[News] jang Keun Suk joins Others Entertainers with "Christmas in March" - 2018-02-23



#PyeongChang2018 #Paralympics has stepped up their publicity for the Christmas in March events. The Christmas Festival in March will be held in conjunction with the Paralympic games to provide tourists with a special Christmas experience, by offering unique cultural tourism resources in Gangwon Province. According to published reports in the Korean media, the events are broken into four segments - or themes and colors.

The first theme and color is Jang Keun Suk's We are one with 2018 with Jang Geun Suk, on March 10, Along with 2018 Eels, of whom over 70% are expected to be Japanese, at 2 pm JKS will watch the ice hockey game between Korea and Japan at the Gangneung Hockey Center. Prior to the Gangneung event, on May 9, 2018 fans will be invited to the signing ceremony at the Gangwon Hall of Chuncheon Gangwon University.

The second theme and color belongs to Lee Dong-Wook of Goblin fame on March 13. LDW will hold a GO Pyeongchang With Dongwook fan meeting event (3 ~ 5 pm) with 1000 domestic and foreign fans at at the Gangneung Art Center Same-dang Hal. KTX Gyeonggang Line will depart from Cheongryangri at 9:00 AM for Gangneung with 410 foreigners on board. The event will be joined by other fans in Gangneung, and 1000 people will watch in Gangneung Jumunjin and Pyeongchang Jungwoo Woljeongsa and then watch ice hockey games from 3:30 pm. Lee Dong-wook, an Olympic PR team member, bought tickets directly.




The third takes place on March 15 at 5 pm. The leading group of K-pop, B1A4, Bisoubi, Samuel, and Girl Kind will decorate the March Christmas, which is presented by K-pop stars. 1000 people are invited at the Hallym Cultural Center in Wonju, Gangneung.

The fourth and final theme and color occurs on March 11th, 14th, and 17th presents an EDM Ski Festival. Popular DJs (Hanmin, Soda, and Glory) will have prepared exciting EDM (Electronic Dance Music) and Chi Meat Party (3 days, 8 ~ 10 pm every day) in the evening for tourists who enjoy the Paralympic Games and skiing. Foreign reporters, athletes, and executives who participated in the paralympics are invited on a first-come-first-served basis for an exciting dance. They will also have a chewing gum party with chicken and beverages.




Beginning this year, the "Christmas Festival in March" will be held for 10 days from March 9 to 18, during the Paralympic competition, and will be held every year with different themes for overseas tourists, especially those tourists from countries where snow does not exist.

Yoo Jin-ho, director of the Korea Tourism Organization's Overseas Marketing Department, said, "If the Christmas festival response in March is good, it will be held regularly in March, which is a tourist off-season every year.

[Drama] Jang Keun Suk's "Switch" Cast Members - 2018-02-23

With Switch - Change the World only a few weeks away from airing on SBS, we thought a character - actor playlist would be helpful. Switch will be airing two 30 minute episodes on Wednesdays and Thursdays, following the finale of Return. Switch was scheduled to begin airing on March 14; however, with the recent personnel change that took place on Return, the air date has not yet been confirmed. [Note: my guess is there will only be a one-week delay as Return cast a replacement actress quickly and resumed filming immediately thereafter.]

So without further ado, here is the cast and their characters:



Jang Keun Suk
Sa Do-chan/Baek Joon-soo
Lawyer/Swindler



Han Ye-ri
Oh Ha-ra
Prosecutor



Jung Woong-in
Geum Tae-woong
Gallery Director




Choi Jae-won
Prosecutor, Seoul Central District Office




Ahn Seung-hwan
Jeon In-tae
Genius Hacker



Song Won-seok
Team Leader Kim



Cha Yeop
Veteran Investigator
(Bromance role with JKS)




Kim Seo-ra
Oh Ha-ra's Mother




Shin Do-hyun


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[twitter] Jang Keun Suk's Tree J sends Toki Meki teaser message - 2018-02-23

It's somewhat unusual for Tree J to tweet something following an Aiia Toki Meki Love Story Fan Meeting. Those fan meeting seems to be kept pretty private...at least that's what I've noticed, although I could be wrong. (Hey, I'm not perfect, ya know! Kkk) In any case, Tree J sent a just a hint about the Fan Meeting...just enough to whet our appetites for more.

treeJ_company
180222 Aiia Tokimeki
Love Party
오늘을 함께하는 우리는
언제나 파티 기분!
오늘의 파티도 보고합니다 

English translation:
We are together today
I always feel the party!
Today's party report



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[Photos} Jang Keun Suk's Toki Meki Fan Meeting - 2018-02-23

Eels who attended the Toki Meki Love Game Fan Meeting posted a few photos from the event. Obviously, all these photos were permitted. Japanese Eels are very strict about only posting approved photos.




I've not quite figured out this photo. The hand is JKS', but why the ring? Was it handed to him or did he give it away? He sometimes gives away special prizes to Eels who attend these fan meetings.


JKS signed and gave away the rabbit eye mask laying on the table. It was probably the prize for the winner of one of the games that are played during these fan meetings.


These red and blue autographed balls have something to do with one of games that was played during the fan meeting. From the tweets of Eels who attended the fan meeting, when they took their seats one of these balls,wither in red or blue, was on the seat.


At the end of the fan meeting, Yumi, the moderator, tweeted this photo with a message saying how much fun the fan meeting was...and how much fun JKS is. Yumi is the same moderator who has worked with JKS on several previous fan meetings in Japan, most notably the GIFT Fan Meetings last Spring. Her tweet read in part, "Thank you from the bottom of my heart, thank you."



Finally, these last two photos. The first on is JKS’ handwritten message at the end of the fan meeting which says, "To my eels, we had a blast at Toki Love Party, right? Let’s have a lot of fun next time"  The 2nd photo is of a surprise banner from Eels to JKS during the fan meeting. The message on the banner says, "We love you forever, JKS" [translate credit: Ya-chan]

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

[article] Jang Keun Suk Vogue Pictorial in HELLOKPOP - 2018-02-22

JKS' pictorial and interview in Vogue Korea's March issue has been posted in HELLOKPOP.

Jang Geun Suk Spells Sexy & Stylish In Vogue Korea Pictorial

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In preparation for his upcoming drama, Jang Geun Suk redefines dapper look for pictures in fashion magazine Vogue Korea.

Jang Geun Suk is set to return to the small screen on March by playing the roles of a conman and a prosecutor in SBS drama Switch – Change the World.


Jang Geun Suk Vogue Korea


As such, in his recent themed photoshoot, the actor charms his way based on the dual characters that he will portray for his latest drama. He exudes intense charisma as he commits to the concept of the pictorial by showing off different facets of his emotions.

His piercing gaze and manly appeal are genuinely reflected on the images pictured in the magazine’s set motif.


Jang Geun Suk Vogue Korea


Jang Geun Suk said, “Almost every day before the drama shoots, I am focused on all the preparations. I want to act as trustworthy actor.”

Switch will be aired on SBS some time next month.

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[photos} Jang Keun Suk flying to Japan for Toki Meki Fan Meeting - 2018-02-22




For these and more airport photos from 2018-02-21, please click on The Eels Family Photos/Album. Photo credits as noted, uploaded to Twitter, Facebook, IG and Weibo by various eels

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[videos] Jang Keun Suk flies to Japan for Toki Meki Fan Meeting - 2018-02-22

JKS flew to Japan for one of his Aiia Toki Meki Fan Meetings. These are some of the airport videos that Eels took at both Gimpo and Haneda.






























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