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Hallyu superstar Bae Yong Joon also known as Yonsama was just recently appointed as the new Promotional Ambassor of Korean Tourism.

Since 2010-2012 was declared the “Year of Korea Tourism”, the Ministry of Tourism of Korea asked the help of probably one of the most recognized Korean artist in thw world, BYJ to help spread Korean culture. Bae Yong Joon was also given a Presidential Recognition for his support.

Bae Yong Joon on the other hand said that he is pleased to work as a promotional ambassador and he promised to try his best in making Korea known around the world.

Go for it Yonsama! Spread the word!

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Bae Yong Joon had an operation recently due to a torn shoulder ligament he got from shooting The Legend. If you can still remember there was even a time during the shooting of the last few episodes of the drama series that he was not able to move his hand. It was one of the reasons why some of the fans believed that the ending of the series was compromised. It also did not help that the director was also sick during that time.

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My beloved Yonsama is reportedly recuperating in the US and is getting treatment for his knee which was also injured during the filming of the said drama series. He will be back after two months.

Get well soon Bae Yong Joon. I can’t wait for your next project.

EDIT: I am not sure if he is still here, if he already left for the US or if he will still be leaving or if he was already back, because he was seen in a movie premiere of “A Movie Is A Movie” to support a colleague So Ji Sub new movie with Kang JI Hwan.

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Asian Hottie #3


I dont think any explanation is needed why I chose him. I just love this guy but I do confess that I was not a fan yet when Winter Sonata took Asia by storm. I now laugh at myself for thinking that he was just another bland actor a few years back. Now I cannot get enough of this guy.

According to the May 3, 2005 issue of NEWSWEEK (Asian International Edition), Bae’s fan base covers a wide range of Asian female demographics, including middle aged and married women who mobs him when he pays a visit to a particular Asian country. Newsweek also notes that “Japanese women are taking up the study of Korean language and history” because of Bae. (Source: Wikipedia)

The way I see it, Koreans should really thank this guy for making Korea more interesting to other Asian countries. Now, I truly understand fully that whenever he is nominated may it by popular vote or otherwise he always emerges on top. The guy truly is a phenomenon.

Check this video…

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Korean Times reported that korean saguek dramas are hitting the European local TV’s soon. The one that started the korean epic drama craze, Jewel in the Palace started airing last month in Turkey and in Hungary this month. More European countries will follow soon such as Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and the like . If this will become successful, Jumong, will probably hit their screens as well.

 These dramas were shown first to Asia and was successful and so it gave more boost on the already ongoing Hallyu Wave or popularly known as Korean Wave. Then they were exported to Africa, shown last year specifially in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Nigeria and Zambia. They even had a Zimbabwe TV show that quizzed on korean words that around almost 5 million viewers participated out of their population of 13 million.

Another epic drama mingled with fantasy, The Legend, hit Japan’s movie screens as well as TV screens. It was their first attempt on showing the series in cinema houses depending on Bae Yong Joon’s huge popularity there even if the tickets are quite expensive.

Korean drama producers will definitely be inspired to do more and better dramas in the future.

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My recaps for this drama series, Legend can be found at www.asiandramaaddict.com


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As expected by many the Legend star, Bae Yong Jun took home the grand award – Daesang. Still sporting the long hair with the much needed crutches, he still look adorable in his black tuxedo and I’m sure his legion of fans can’t stop screaming infront of their television screens as he also took home the best couple and the popularity award.


Much to my dismay, as I was rooting for the Coffee Prince pair to bag it. Yonsama’s popularity is just enormous that even if his co-actor on his drama series is but fairly new to the viewing audience, it didnt matter at all. The other co-nominees didnt stand any chance at all if he’s in the same category. Japan’s former prime minister even told the press that BYJ is more known in Japan than him.



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What made me very happy is that my favorite drama couple both took home acting awards for their effective performance in CP. Yoon Eun Hye got the Top Excellence Award and Gong Yoo got the Excellence Award. Do not make me explain how the koreans give away their awards. I am also as mystified as you all are. She looked so beautiful crying in her acceptance speech and he looked so handsome in his green ensemble grinning the whole night.

Here are the list of winners and nominees for the 2007 MBC Drama Awards.

Bae Yong Joon 배용준 (Legend 태왕사신기)


Actor 남자:
Kim Myung Min 김명민 (White Tower 하얀거탑)
Bae Yong-joon 배용준 (Legend 태왕사신기)
Lee Seo Jin 이서진 (Yi San 이산)
Choi Min-soo 최민수 (Legend 태왕사신기)

Actress 여자:
Go Hyun-jung 고현정 (H.I.T. 히트)
Gong Hyo Jin 공효진 (Thank You 고맙습니다)
Yoon Eun Hye 윤은혜 (The 1st Shop Of Coffee Prince 커피프린스 1호점)
Choi Jin-sil 최진실 (Bad Woman Good Woman 나쁜여자 착한여자)


Actor 남자:
Gong Yoo 공유 (The 1st Shop Of Coffee Prince 커피프린스 1호점)
Lee Sun-gyun 이선균 (The 1st Shop Of Coffee Prince 커피프린스 1호점)
Lee Jun Ki 이준기 (Time Between Dog And Wolf 개와 늑대의 시간)
Jang Hyuk 장혁 (Thank You 고맙습니다)

Actress 여자:
Nam Sang Mi 남상미 (Time Between Dog And Wolf 개와 늑대의 시간)
Wang Hee-ji 왕희지 (Ah Hyun Dong’s Madam 아현동 마님)
Chae Jung-ahn 채정안 (The 1st Shop Of Coffee Prince 커피프린스 1호점)
Han Ji Min 한지민 (Yi San 이산)


Actor 남자:
Kim Min Sung 김민성 (Ah Hyun Dong’s Madam 아현동 마님)
Lee Un 이언 (The 1st Shop Of Coffee Prince 커피프린스 1호점)
Lee Philip 이필립 (Legend 태왕사신기)
Han Sang Jin 한상진 (Yi San 이산)

Actress 여자:
Go Eun-mi 고은미 (Even So Love 그래도 좋아)
Park Shin-hye 박신혜 (Kimcheed Radish Cubes 깍두기)
Lee Ji Ah 이지아 (Legend 태왕사신기)
Lee Ha Na 이하나 (Me Ri, Dae Gu’s Attack And Defense Battle 메리대구 공방전)


Popularity 인기상

Actor 남자:
Gong Yoo 공유
Kim Myung-min 김명민
Bae Yong Joon 배용준
Lee Seo-jin 이서진
Lee Jun-ki 이준기
Jang Hyuk 장혁
Choi Min-soo 최민수

Actress 여자:
Go Hyun-jung 고현정
Gong Hyo-jin 공효진
Yoon Eun-hye 윤은혜
Lee Ji Ah 이지아
Choi Ji-woo 최지우
Choi Jin-sil 최진실
Han Ji-min 한지민

Best Couple 베스트커플상:
Gong Yoo & Yoon Eun-hye 공유 윤은혜 (The 1st Shop Of Coffee Prince 커피프린스 1호점)
Bae Yong Joon & Lee Ji Ah 배용준 이지아 (Legend 태왕사신기)
Lee Seo-jin & Han Ji-min 이서진 한지민 (Yi San 이산)
Lee Sun-gyun & Chae Jung-ahn 이선균 채정안 (The 1st Shop Of Coffee Prince 커피프린스 1호점)
Jang Hyuk & Gong Hyo-jin 장혁 공효진 (Thank You 고맙습니다)
Ji Hyun-woo & Lee Ha-na 지현우 이하나 (Me Ri, Dae Gu’s Attack And Defense Battle 메리대구 공방전)

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