Jay Chou’s a lover, not a fighter

At the press conference in Beijing yesterday for The Viral Factor, Jay Chou said his hand is not for holding a gun but playing the piano. This is not exactly his first action movie if one would consider Initial D and Kung Fu Dunk as action movies. I mean they were not exactly the same…

Arashi’s beautiful world

You know you’re not just an idol but a national icon when your face appears on the aircraft of your country’s flag carrier. Arashi + Japan Airlines = Arashi Jet. Today is also the start of Arashi’s BEAUTIFUL WORLD TOUR. Ganbarre baka boys! Arashi, Arashi for dreaaaaammmmmm.  

movie: Kim Ha-neul is ‘Blind’

One of the first Korean movies I saw was My Tutor/Friend. I thought the title was weird at first but I ended up loving the hilarious chemistry between Kim Ha-neul and Kwon Sang-woo. That’s how I remember Kim Ha-neul, as a rom-com lead. The last time I saw her was in the comeback of her…

drama: City Hunter’s shoes

I’m currently watching City Hunter. Not really a Lee Min-ho fan but I got curious because my Weibo wall had been filled with photos of him from the drama. I covered him before he filmed City Hunter in Thailand and all I remember were the “rules” that his handlers imposed on the press: can’t ask…

TV: Korea’s ‘orphan boy’

He is also known as Korea’s Susan Boyle. Remember Choi Sung-bong who won hearts in his first appearance at Korea’s Got Talent? He was sold to an orphanage at three years old but he escaped because of physical abuse and grew up on the streets of Seoul selling chewing gum. Though his story has touched…

One Craze-eeeee Night!!!

Craze was crazy!!! The power of music really. These guys, who are otherwise ordinary offstage (I mean, I’ve met and interviewed those that would make you quiver in their mere presence) transform into rock stars onstage. They brought the entire hall into their feet, even the “mature” Taiwanese which is not really their market. There…