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Hi guys , it’s been a long time since 2 years ago . i’m back !
For her first post, the idol wrote, “Hi?!..It’s Me*^^* Hiiiiiiiii first post!!!”, along with a beautiful snapshot of herself with her trademark aegyo.
The account was verified to be indeed Sunny’s when Taeyeon followed her account. Make sure to check out and follow Sunny’s Instagram here!
Who do you think will be the next member to join Instagram?
We hereby motion that today officially be designated as ‘Sunny Day’. Go and say hello!
‘Running Man’ releases next week’s preview featuring Manchester United’s Patrice Evra and the 2013 Shanghai Dream Cup!
Featuring the appearance of Manchester United player and Park Ji Sung’s best friend, Patrice Evra, next week’s episode seems to pile on the laughs even further. Check out the preview below!
More so than that, the program’s domestic and international fan base hasn’t stopped multiplying; the program transcends any age barriers, seeing as to how elementary school kids find the show just as hilarious as do elders; and perhaps most tellingly, viewers consistently finish watching the episode feeling good. It’s not so much a matter of one episode being bad as it is a matter of other episodes being better.
But what is it about this particular program that makes it so remarkable? Though there areplenty of variety programs out there, – both of the past and present – ‘Running Man’ has become indispensable to the genre of lighthearted, semi-scripted entertainment. Why, though?
Well brace yourselves, dear readers, because I’m going to rock your world. Trust me, I was just as skeptical and predisposed to believe in the show’s imminent failure when a close friend introduced me to the show and told me it was going to “rock my world.”
The show did. And sooner or later, it’ll rock yours, too. Here are ten reasons why:
1) The nation’s favorite grasshopper – Yoo Jae Suk
Yoo Jae Suk is arguably the best MC (who bears a striking resemblance to a grasshopper) that Korea has to offer. Serving as the main host since the pilot airing of ‘Running Man’, Yoo Jae Suk has been running a seamless show filled with spontaneous, witty remarks and good-humored banter. Even more, he inspires the members to feel like they’re part of a family.
His humility and disarming quirks are unparalleled in the industry, and ‘Running Man’ simply couldn’t have chosen a better leader to spearhead the program. With so much prestige riding on his name alone, it makes sense to keep a tight reign on his composure on-screen. But I think it’s Yoo Jae Suk’s complete disregard for that mindset that sets him apart. He makes sure to show that he’s just as prone to making blunders and embarrassing himself as the rest of us, and for that, we find him endearing and approachable.
2) The Monday Couple – Song Ji Hyo and Gary
Actress Song Ji Hyo and Leessang’s Gary have a special on-air romance, for which they are dubbed the “Monday Couple.” The story behind their on-screen romance is innocent enough: When asked whether or not he liked Song Ji Hyo, Gary slyly averted the question and channeled into a different topic. That could’ve been fairly convincing had he not turned blood red.
The Monday couple has a rawness to them that we rarely see on variety programs. Usually, love lines in programs like these are the brainchild of producers working behind the scenes. And though we often buy into it, it all gets to be jaded and mechanic. But in the case of Gary and Ji Hyo, the love line was tailored to fit them. As such, it feels natural and unforced.
The honorary youngest member of the bunch, actor Lee Kwang Soo was a complete variety show rookie when he first appeared on ‘Running Man’. But for those of you still doubting his variety skill prowess, you’re wasting your time.
Kwang Soo, who earned the nickname “Giraffe” for his impressive height of 6’3″, has been garnering a steady fan following for his performances on ‘Running Man’ each week. And for good reason.
He’s one of those guys whose face alone makes it difficult to hold in laughter. Additionally, it seems that whenever he’s on the show, the whole world conspires against him.
Accordingly, Kwang Soo will resort to unethical means to win. He prides himself on being one of the lead betrayers of the group – alongside HaHa and Ji Suk Jin – and using brute force will not, under any circumstances faze him (he specializes in biting and tripping guests and original members of the show).
4) This is Sparta – Kim Jong Kook
He’s undeniably the brain and brawn of the team. Though he’s capable of inhumane strength, he makes sure to balance out the muscle with clever tactics that help him to eliminate other players faster.
But can you imagine being pursued by Kim Jong Kook during a round of hide-and-seek? Even worse, can you imagine being caught between his two watermelons arms? Just look at HaHa’s face in the image above. It’s like watching the last few moments of a baby gazelle fighting for life, struggling to free itself from the grips of a lion. That poor gazelle… it doesn’t even stand a flying chance.
5) Big Nose Brother – Ji Suk Jin
If Kim Jong Kook embodies human strength, Ji Suk Jin consistently redefines all the ways our physical agility can fail.
The oldest member of the team, Ji Suk Jin plays a more unfortunate role in ‘Running Man’. He is so infamously renown for his physical ineptness that the rest of the members have resorted to calling him the “Race Starter” – implying that the race doesn’t start until after his elimination.
I’ll make this easier to conceptualize – think back to your school gym classes. Remember that one kid who takes gym volleyball or dodgeball or what have you, way too seriously? As though he’s contending for an Olympic medal?
Nevertheless, we have to admit that he plays well; the skills are all there. Let me be clear: Ji Suk Jin is not that kid.
In fact, Ji Suk Jin and I are intimately bound by our disposition to fall walking on flat surfaces, or to trip walking up stairs. I like to think that there are two types of people in the world: in one respect, there are people who can navigate their lives with composure and ease; then there are people who can very much trip on air. Ji Suk Jin relates to the latter. The struggle is intensely real for this 47-year-old.
6) The drama queen – HaHa
Given his tender height of 5’6″ and his uncanny resemblance to Pororo the Little Penguin, HaHa often finds himself at the butt of his members’ jokes. HaHa has a flair for the dramatics – he thoroughly enjoys lashing out at guests or the original members when things don’t go his way.
Even more, he’s right on par with Lee Kwang Soo when it comes to betrayal. Both men are professionally trained in the art of conniving others to reach their own means. And to get there, no ounce of morality can stop them – they will kick, scratch, and scream without discrimination.
7) The master of disguise – FD Go Dong Wan
FD, which stands for floor director, has a wide range of responsibilities, some of which include ensuring that equipment is functioning properly, giving cues, and informing the director of possible footage off-camera.
As if the FD workload wasn’t enough, Maknae (youngest) FD Dong Wan goes above and beyond. He often introduces the cast to the allotted mission for the week while wearing memorable costumes. Admittedly, the cast, much like regular viewers, seldom take FD Dong Wan seriously. But taking into account his miniature size, infectious smile, and an enviable face that absorbs makeup quite well, he quickly adds an indispensable color to the show.
Oh Dong Wan – you deserve a raise for everything you go through.
8) Games you wish teachers made you play in school
Perhaps the biggest merit of ‘Running Man’ – at least for me – is the series of games within each episode. For each episode, there’s a respective mission that the members are obligated to complete. But in order to accomplish that mission, the members must first succeed in whatever game is allotted to them.
The time invested into putting together these games and the hours of brainstorming found behind each little technicality of the game hits me every time. The games range from simple multiplication table races to something as complicated as entire obstacle courses laid out for the purpose of the show.
For argument’s sake, I should disclose that the producers do sometimes repeat games, i.e. dodgeball. But if that bothers you so much, I assure you there are bigger things to be concerned about in life.
A good rule of thumb to keep in mind whenever an idol appears on a variety program is that your image of him or her will be compromised. But that’s the beauty of it – you get to see a side of your favorite celebrities that you wouldn’t have been able to see had they dedicated their schedules strictly to music show appearances.
And keeping with that mindset, ‘Running Man’ is seldom lukewarm when it comes to exposing guests and the original members as something other than the put-together celebrities we expect them to be.
10) Strangers who became family
To be honest, I’ve never been one to single-mindedly obsess over a particular K-drama, let alone a variety program, the reason being I dislike feeling like I’m wasting my time. Additionally, I’m quite impatient when it comes to dramas and variety programs – we all know how they end, and that being the case, there’s hardly any room for surprises. And frankly, ‘Running Man’ is just as scripted as the rest of the programs airing in Korea. That’s indisputable.
But the show is of a different caliber because each of the members brings something different to the table. From what I can tell, the seven members are just as dysfunctional as any other family – they bicker, tease, embarrass, and pull pranks on each other. Likewise, they complement each other’s strengths in a way we seldom see on broadcasts nowadays. The way they vibe off of each other’s energy and mistakes cannot, under any circumstances, be exclusively induced from scripts.
There’s something so pleasantly natural about the program that keeps even this flighty wanderer engrossed for an hour each week.
For those of you who watch the show, what are some of the things you enjoy the most from the show?
Deciding that social networking sites popular with other k-pop stars such as Instagram and Twitter are far too mainstream and therefore not cool enough for her, Jessica recently created an account on Sina Weibo, a popular Chinese micro-blogging site. Every body go check out the homepage of the Korean pop-star posting in English on a Chinese site, while in Singapore!
Her posts so far:
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Setelah tahun lalu sukses digelar di Thailand, tahun ini pertandingan Asian Dreams Cup ke-3 akan diselenggarakan pada tanggal 23 Juni 2013 mendatang di HongKou Football Stadium, Shanghai – China.
Selain Bintang Sepak Bola, Park Ji Sung selaku penggerak utama acara ini, PSY, SHINee Minho dan EXO-M juga dikabarkan akan turut serta dalam Asian Dreams Cup 2013 ini.
Namun yang tak kalah menarik adalah dua orang anggota Running Man yang tahun lalu turut serta dalam Asian Dreams Cup ke-2 di Thailand, Kim Jong Kook dan Gary, tahun ini diundang kembali untuk berpartisipasi. Oleh karena itu, pada hari minggu ini (23/06), mereka berdua akan turut serta membela Tim Korea bersama atlit profesional lainnya.
Tampaknya kemampuan dan ketangguhan Kim Jong Kook dan Kang Gary dalam setiap missionnya di Running Man, cukup membuat Park Ji Sung terkesan untuk kembali mengundang mereka dalam pertandingan Asian Dreams Cup tahun ini.
Asian Dreams Cup adalah pertandingan amal sepakbola yang dilaksanakan oleh JS Faoundation yang bertujuan untuk meningkatkan kecintaan pada sepakbola di wilayah Asia Timur dan membawa harapan dan dukungan untuk baka-bakat muda di olahraga sepakbola. Tahun lalu, sumbangan diberikan kepada anak-anak Thailand yang terkena musibah banjir.
Untuk kalian yang ingin menonton pertandingan antara Korea vs China dalam Asian Dreams Cup ke-3 hari minggu ini, silakan buka situs : http://sbs.co.kr pada tanggal 23 Juni 2013 pukul 19.30WIB lalu klik pilihan ‘온에어/On Air’ kemudian akan muncul small window, lalu pada pilihan di sebelah kanan pilih ‘SBS ESPN’. Untuk lebih jelas lihat gambar dibawah ini 🙂
Pada hari Rabu, 19 Juni 2013, beredar kabar melalui sosial media bahwa Park Ji Sung akan kembali hadir sebagai bintang tamu dalam ‘Running Man’.
Berita ini dibenarkan oleh salah seorang PD ‘Running Man’, Jo Hyo Jin, diwawancarai oleh Star News Korea, beliau mengatakan bahwa Park Ji Sung memang benar akan menjadi bintang tamu dalam ‘Running Man’. Seperti tahun lalu, Park Ji Sung hadir dalam rangka menyambut Asian Dreams Cup yang kali ini akan diselenggarakan diShanghai, China pada tanggal 23 Juni 2013. Masih sama seperti tahun lalu, anggota Running Man akan berpartisipasi dalam acara tersebut. Park Ji Sung pun akhirnya kembali hadir untuk ‘Running Man’. Namun tidak seperti biasa yang mengambil hari Senin atau Selasa, kali ini ‘Running Man’ syuting di hari Rabu.
Bukan hanya Park Ji Sung ternyata yang hadir sebagai bintang tamu, anggota girls band F(x) yaitu Sulli, tampak berada di lokasi syuting bersama para anggota ‘Running Man’ di Incheon. Dan belakangan diketahui pula bahwa atlit sepak bola Tim Nasional Korea, Koo Ja Cheol, turut serta dalam episode ‘Running Man’ special ini.
Selain itu, terungkapnya kabar bahwa Park Ji Sung menjalin hubungan asmara dengan salah satu penyiar stasiun TV Korea, Kim Ji Min, tampaknya akan menjadi bahan yang menarik bagi para anggota ‘Running Man’ untuk menggoda Park Ji Sung. Setelah membela klub elit ‘Manchaster United’, Park Ji Sung saat ini bermain di klub sepak bola ‘Queen Park Rangers’.
Cek foto-foto dari lokasi syuting ‘Running Man’ kemarin, di bawah ini !
Semenjak mereka tidak bisa sering keluar dari Asrama, , mereka telah menjadi penggemar berat berbagai tv program. Mereka berteriak ‘Running Man.’ memilih acara ini sebagai acara yang terbaik, mereka mengatakan “(Saya) berpikir akan lebih baik menggunakan kekuatan super saat ingin mencabut nametag.” Mereka semuamengagumi acara tersebut.
Saat Chen mengatakan bahwa meskipun ‘Running Man’ adalah yang terbaik, mereka juga menonton acara yanglainnya.
“Jika kalau kami dipanggil ke Acara- acara tersebut, kami akan melakukan yang terbaik.” tuturnya.
Baekhyun yang terpilih sebagai Serigala terbaik di EXO, dia mengatakan “Aku ingin sekali tampil di acara ‘Real Men’ karna aku terlihat seperti pria sejati.”
Para anggota EXO meyakinkan Baekhyun untuk berubah pikiran “Kami harus benar-benar mengirimnya kesana, tapi yang kami dengar para pesertanya akan pergi pada sebuah penggerebekan.” Hanya satu jawaban datangdari mulut sang vokalis EXO ini “Aku sangat ingin pergi ke Acara itu.”
Seolah- olah D.O tak ingin kalah dari Baekhyun, ia memilih Acara ‘Laws of the Jungle’ sedangkan Luhan memilih‘2 Days 1 Night’. Sementara saat semua orang sedang sibuk memilih Acara program TV mana yang mereka sukai. Sehun berteriak “Aku ingin pergi ke ‘We Got Merried’.” Para anggota terkejut dan berkata “Itu adalah pendapat pribadi jadi harap hanya menuliskannya, bahwa hanya dia (Sehun) yang mengatakan itu.” Untuk menghindari kebingungan, Chen dengan berbaik hati meringkas seluruh program- promgram Acara TV yang ingin mereka datangi.
On June 19, they came together with 4,000 fans to promote their new song “Love & Girls“. The flash mob featured the ‘shampoo dance’ and took place at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. The flash mob was promoted online and it resulted in a massive turnout.
And it wasn’t just the fans doing the dance – the dance was so addictive that even the guides and security guards participated. Sooyoung said, “We were worried because this was our first flash mob. We felt good because we succeeded with the fans. We’re so happy to see everyone happy as we danced together.”
Rumors spread when a representative in the movie industry said, “I’ve been told that Song Joong Ki cannot push his enlistment back date any further. Since he’s so well loved by the public and his acting ability is very good, he wants to work continue to work, but his situation won’t allow him to do so.” Another said, “Since he’s the hottest thing right now, many producers contacted him recently. But because of his enlistment, he can’t realistically talk about it.“
However, his label has denied the rumors as they stated, “He didn’t even receive a summon. We’re in a difficult situation because of the rumors that he’s going to be enlisting in August. He’s currently actively looking for his next project, so we’re sad this rumor spread. He’s going to be choosing his next project with care.”
mid news about his upcoming marriage and current relationship with SBS announcer Kim Min Ji, Park Ji Sung had fun with the Running Man members on the same day.
On June 19, Park Ji Sung attended a shoot for an opening scene of SBS′ Running Man in Incheon. This weekend, he plans to leave to China with the Running Man members and hold a charity soccer game.
The rep added, “[Park Ji Sung′s] appearance in Running Man has also been gathering much interest after news about his relationship with SBS announcer Kim Min Ji was released. I believe Songdo will be shaking. Once we leave for China with Park Ji Sung, we expect to be able to hear many stories from him. Yoo Jae Suk will feel a connection between him and Park Ji Sung because he′s married to an announcer too.”
The soccer player will speak about his marriage at a press conference to be held on June 20 for a charity event by JS Foundation.
Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk and Donghae, who made waves with “Oppa Oppa“, have made a return in Japan with another new track, “I Wanna Dance“!
Much like the duo’s previous song, the new track is also upbeat and fun, and the PV is sure to entertain you all so take a look before the official song release on June 19 KST!
Check it out below!
The popular Sunday variety show SBS’ “Running Man” placed last in ratings for its June 16 episode, with 11.4% (Nielsen Korea). It was 0.1% behind its competition KBS’ ”1 Night, 2 Days,” which hit 11.5%. MBC’s Sunday variety show “Real Man” placed first among the timeslot for the three representative Sunday variety shows with 14.8%. The June 16 episode of “Running Man” was a “super hero” special in which the members dressed up as popular super hero characters and played the games with super hero “powers.”
In a phone interview with Newsen, producer Jo Hyo Jin said, “I haven’t paid a lot of attention to the ratings. Sometimes it’s like this and sometimes it’s like that. I think we just need to keep doing what we’ve been doing.”
Previously, many people have voiced the opinion that “Barefoot Friends,” starringKang Ho Dong and many others and airs right before “Running Man” on SBS, is bringing “Running Man” down along with its own flagging ratings. Regarding this Jo Hyo Jin said, “I don’t think that matters. It’s something we have to do well ourselves,” showing his focus and responsibility for his own show.
The upcoming episode of “Running Man” will feature guests Jung Woo Sung, Han Hyo Joo, and 2PM’s Junho. The ratings game is a tight one so fans will have to see who rises to the top next Sunday.
On the June 17th broadcast of KBS Cool FM‘s ‘Hong Jin Kyung’s 2PM‘, EXO revealed, “Rather than sunbaes we’re afraid of, there are a lot more we respect at SM Entertainment.”
“There are a lot of sunbaes who we respect, but after seeing how BoA sunbaenim works hard both on and off stage, we formed a great deal of respect for her,” and revealed how their work ethic was influenced after seeing BoA’s unfailing determination.
DJ Hong Jin Kyung added, “BoA has a lot of charisma, so she is someone who hoobaes look up to.”