be still my shipping heart

I have vowed not to jump on any ship anymore, the emotional investment is not just worth it. But ommo, here comes this behind-the-scene photo from the shoot for High Cut magazine of THAT WINTER THE WIND BLOWS’ Jo In-sung and Song Hye-kyo and my heart made a familiar leap.     (More from dramabeans…

Arashi’s red string

I like the concept of the red string, which is a Chinese and Japanese legend. It’s called the red string of fate or red string of destiny. (Photos for this post are from nada醬 at Weibo) According to this East Asian myth, an invisible red string is attached to the ankles of a man and…

everyone wants to look like a K-pop star

We just did a segment on this for TV… on how Taiwanese stars are being sent to Korea to learn new dance moves and acquire new looks (uh, a visit to Korea’s ‘beauty clinics’ maybe?). It’s easy to spot the wannabes. – bold use of eyeliner, check. – edgy hairstyle, check. – androgynous look, check.…

all that glitter IS gold

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in Brunei’s capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, was built in 1958. It features a golden dome and an interior of Italian marble walls, carpeting and an elevator. It also has tunnels, which are used by the Sultan on journeys through the town.