Tuesday, 26 April 2016

iKON "SHOWTIME" concert in Taipei Dome

iKON successfully finished the first show of their Asia tour in Taipei.
On April 22nd, K-Pop boy band iKON held first show their new Asia tour, 'iKONCERT 2016 [SHOWTIME TOUR],' at Taipei Arena in Taipei, Taiwan.

'iKONCERT 2016 [SHOWTIME TOUR]' is the first Asia tour of iKON, and a great number of K-Pop fans in the region showed explosive reactions for iKON's visit. Reporters of major local presses like MTV, TTV, CTV, CTS, Apple Daily, Liberty Times, and Udn attended a press junket that was held prior to the concert, further indicating iKON's colossal popularity in the region.
A local official said, "iKON started growing popular in Taiwan when they were participating in a survival program, and a great number of K-Pop fans are showing huge anticipation for their first concert in Taipei. Teenagers are showing particularly hot reactions."
One of the reporters asked iKON members what sets iKON apart from many other K-Pop idol groups, and iKON members told that their 'young blood' sets them apart from other K-Pop bands. iKON opened the stage with 'RHYTHM TA' and 'Dumb & Dumber,' and continued the show with 'SINOSIJAK,' 'MY TYPE,' 'APOLOGY,' and 'CLIMAX.' The members ran around the entire stage to communicate with the audiences, diffusing overflowing energy. The members also deeply impressed the audiences with fluent English and Chinese, and they surprised the audiences with new covers of BigBang's 'BANG BANG BANG,' GFRIEND's 'Me Gustas Tu,' and EXID's Up & Down.'

The audiences showed explosive reactions for every song, and they sang all of the songs along in Korean lyrics. As iKON started performing 'Wait For Me,' the fans held up a giant banner that said 'We Finally Met.'
After finishing the concert, iKON members found cakes and gifts from their Taiwanese fans in their dressing rooms, and B.I said, "I would like to express sincere gratitude for welcoming us to Taiwan. The giant banner that the fans showed when we started performing 'Wait For Me' would remain as one of the most unforgettable memories of our career."

During concert press conference, iKON member’s talked about their ideal girl types. Chanwoo said he likes girls with cute attitude, meanwhile B.I said he likes iKONIC that with beautiful eyes, Jun-Hoe given all reporter a surprise answer which he likes YG president Mr. Yang most. 

Monday, 25 April 2016

Infinite Challenge Celebrates 11 Years of Whacky Entertainment!

Infinite Challenge, Korea’s most popular and long running unscripted variety show celebrates 11 years of side splitting entertainment. Hosted by popular Korean celebrities, Yoo Jae Suk, Park Myung Soo, Jung Jun Ha, Ha Ha and Kwang Hee, Infinite Challenge is best known for its fun and wacky hosts and challenges.  

To celebrate, we have pulled together 10 of our favourite episodes that aired on Oh!K (Astrol Channel 394) last year:   

1.     Jack Black Special: Variety School of Fun (Ep 465)
Who doesn’t like an East meets West theme, especially when it stars Hollywood funny man, Jack Black! We loved that he took on the challenges with a smile on his face, participating in a mashup of pillow fights, balancing contests, and even a very special surprise challenge based on his iconic role in School of Rock! Our favorite part was when Black showed off his impressive dancing skills with a performance of “Gangnam Style”!

2.     Ugly Friends Festival (Ep 466-468)
No one likes to be known as the ugly duckling, especially when among colleagues and friends! We especially loved this episode which starred famous personalities Jo Se Ho, Defconn, Ji Suk Jin, Bobby (IKON) and more! Perhaps hitting them where it hurts most, this episode featured an epic competition between friends as they fought against each other to not be crowned the shows ‘ugliest’ participant!

3.     Infinite Challenge Dream (Ep 455 – 457)
Bringing the competitive spirit outside of the game show, this episode saw our favourite hosts being put up for auction, all in the name of charity! To make the situation more awkward, the bidders were the producers from various MBC entertainment shows! No one likes to get bought, especially if it’s by your boss! This hilarious episode starred Jeon In Hwa, Son Chang Min, Baek Jin Hee (My Daughter Geum Sawol), Chen Bolin and more.

4.     The Letters of Fortune (Ep 464)
This was one of our favorite episodes! Hitting close to home, the hosts were tasked with crafting letter to one another outlining how they envisioned each other's lives would be a year later. To their dismay, the recipients were then told they had to complete the items listed in the letter before 2017! As if it wasn’t hard enough to keep to basic New Year resolutions!

5.     2015 Infinite Challenge Music Festival (Ep 435 – 440 & 442)
As huge K-pop fans, this episode definitely had to make it on the list. Starring BIGBANG’s G-Dragon and Taeyeng, IU, JYP, Zion.T, Hyukoh and Yoon Sang, this musical dream team had to help the Infinite Challenge hosts get ready for their bi-annual music festival. Performing alongside other K-pop stars, the cast put on a magnificent show!

6.     Sixth Man (Ep 419 – 424)
This was definitely a show to remember. In a game changing decision, the hosts started the search for the sixth member of Infinite Challenge. Inviting several popular stars including Defconn, Joo Sang Wook, Henry Lau (Super Junior), Choi Siwon (Super Junior) and a bunch of other talented K-stars to audition for the role, the competition was fierce! Contestants got down and dirty!

7.     Kwang Hee’s Welcome Ceremony (Ep 427 – 429)
After a grueling competition, Kwang Hee emerged as the winner! His idea of turning “fashion terrorists” into fashionistas, received three out of five votes from the famous five, and he was eventually named the sixth cast member! While the “Welcome Ceremony” was loosely veiled as a good will gesture, Kwang Hee was forced into a crash course, having to participate in the worst challenges that all of the hosts had to endure in the past!

8.     Extreme Part Time Jobs (Ep 430 & 431)
It’s always fun when game shows go out of the studio and into the real world! This episode took it one step further, sending each host to different corners of the world! Haha and Jung Hyung Don travelled to China to build roads at a cliff, while Park Myung Soo and Jung Jun Ha flew to Kenya to babysit five baby elephants! And who could forget, Yoo Jae Suk and Kwang Hee, who found themselves in Dhobi Ghat, working at the world’s biggest laundromat in Mumbai!

9.     10th Anniversary Celebration: Deserted Island Special (Ep 425 & 426)
The 11th anniversary was only made possible by the 10th anniversary! Always a favorite, this episode saw the hosts dress up in suits and head out to a deserted island. Thinking that they were going out for a glorious celebration, they were quickly shocked to find that it was more of an outdoor experience that would put their survival skills to the test.

10.  90s Special: Saturday Saturday, I Am A Singer (Ep 411)
In this throwback episode, the hosts brought together the best singer from the 90’s for a concert that transported viewers back in time to the Renaissance of K-Pop! This highly rated episode scored impressive viewership rating, and starred Turbo (Kim Jong Kook & Kim Jung Nam), S.E.S (Bada & Shoo), SNSD’s Seo Hyun, Jinusean as well as other notable singers who reigned the 90s with their memorable performances.

Make sure to celebrate Infinite Challenge’s 11th Anniversary on Oh!k (Astro Ch. 394) with a brand new episode airing same week as the Korea, every Saturday at 8.00pm. This Saturday (23rd April), also catch a special replay of two of our favorite episodes, The Letters of Fortune and Jack Black Special: Variety School of Fun at 9.30pm.

Infinite Challenge is available in English, Simplified Chinese and Bahasa Malaysia subtitles

Saturday, 16 April 2016


We were given the opportunity to meet with a PR from Moonshot in Korea at their flagship store at Garosu-Gil, Seoul last Monday. It was a pleasant meeting and we got to know more about Moonshot products from skincare to makeup. We are going to talk about a few product that I have been using since last year  November (which is our first visit to Moonshot flagship at Samcheong-Ro).
My first recommendation is Multi Protection UV Bouncer - a super light UV protector (SPF50++). What I like about this product the most, its really easy to apply and the moment you put it on your face and it melt right away into your skin. Its smell nice too. I can say the product is just good as primer.
Second product will be the Cream Paint - a multi-use item of vivid colors and creamy texture with a specially designed finger shaped applicator. As a term of multi-use, it can be used on your lips and cheeks. Two types of texture, silky matte (S) and glossy (G) comes with 16 different colors. My favorites are nude and english toffee. Its really easy to use. 
For those who have dry lips you can try the Lip treatment Glow (pink glow). If you doesn't like to use lipstick, this Lip treatment Glow is good enough for you lips.
Third is Jelly Pot - a multi-use for face and body with the signature jelly like cooling texture. Two types, matte (M) and pearl (P) with  22 different colors. For spring Moonshot released "go glam color (yellow with glitter)". I just fell in love with this color, why? At first glance, I thought I wouldn't dare to put this on my face. You know what, its look really yellowish inside the pot but once you try it on your face it doesn't look bad at all, with glittering effect it does calm down the yellowish color.  The best part you can use it as eyes shadow, blusher, lipstick and nails too.
Hot stuff? Microfit Cushion (SPF50+PA++) - a lightweight cushion foundation designed for multiple application, non-oxdising formula that lats long (up to 12 hours) and Moonflash Cushion (SPF50+PA++) - a cushion compact with an ultra light texture that evens out the dark and/or red skin tone. Latest product released by Moonshot. Why I say it is hot stuff? It is sold out, so I just managed to try it on using tester. How about moonflash cushion? As a current trend, this product is designed for strobing. Its to highlight and getting the perfect glow on your face.
Last but not least, since G-Dragon and Sandra Park become a new face for moonshot I think it will attract more consumers and not to forget their diehard fans. In Malaysia, this products are available at Sephora stores. Go and grab it guys.

*special thanks to Mr. Paik Ho Jin, communication Manager for giving us this opportunity and not to forget Miss Ji Eun Jung for your precious time with us.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Oh!K Programming Highlights - April 2016

Tue & Wed 8.55pm
Similar to a modern day Robin Hood, one man is determined to take down privileged individuals who bring misfortune to society. However, when love is suddenly thrown into the mix, his plans for revenge disappear to makes way for romance.
·         Cast: Kang Ji Hwan, Seong Yoo Ri, Gi Kwang (BEAST), Lee Yeol Eum
·         Audio | Subtitles : English and Simplified Chinese subtitles.

Marriage Contract
Within 48 hours of Korean Telecast
Mon 8.55pm
After her husband's passing, Hye Soo is left to raise her daughter on her own. Soon after, she is diagnosed with brain cancer. For the sake of her child, she enters into a 100 days marital contract with a man who she believes will look after her.
·         Cast: UEE (After School), Lee Seo Jin
·         Audio | Subtitles : English and Simplified Chinese subtitles.
Make Your Wish
Tue - Fri 10pm
After So-won’s husband meets a terrible accident on their wedding day, he is then accused of corporate embezzlement. Currently in a coma and unable to defend himself, So-won embarks on a mission to clear his name. 
·         Cast: Oh Ji Eun, Ki Tae Young, Yoo Ho Rin, Sung Yoo Jung.
·         Audio | Subtitles : Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia audio | English, Simplified Chinese & Bahasa Malaysia subtitles.

Mother’s Garden
Mon – Fri 7.45pm
After Yoon-Joo's mother passes away, she decides to moves into the boarding house that her late mother used to run. There, she falls in love with Ki-jun, a chaebol who is following his dreams to become a chef, despite his parents’ wishes.  
·         Cast: Jung Yoo Mi, Choi Tae Joon, Uhm Hyun Kyung, Ko Se Won.
·         Audio | Subtitles : Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia audio | English, Simplified Chinese & Bahasa Malaysia subtitles. 

Thurs & Friday 8.55pm
A terminally ill mother works to prepare her son for a future without her. Racing against time, she has no choice but to turn to her ex-boyfriend for help. Despite her unfortunate situation, it is her love that keeps her going strong. 
·         Cast: Song Yoon-a, Jung Joon Ho, Moon Jeong Hee, Hong Jong Hyun.
·         Audio | Subtitles : Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia audio | English, Simplified Chinese & Bahasa Malaysia subtitles.

Just Married
Sat 12.50pm
Ever wondered how celebrities deal with married life? Just Married is a reality series about loveable celebrity couples in pretend marriages. Follow these popular idols as they deal with the ups and downs of relationships in hilariously unpredictable ways.
·         Audio | Subtitles : Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia audio | English, Simplified Chinese & Bahasa Malaysia subtitles.

Infinite Challenge
Sat 8pm

Infinite Challenge is hosted by a bunch of wacky personalities who will stop at nothing to bring you laughter and endless entertainment. Some of the more famous hosts allocated regular and unexpected tasks include Yoo Jae Suk, HaHa and Park Myung Soo.
·         Infinite Challenge Marathon – Ugly Friends Festival 2: 1 April, Fri 10pm (Ep466 – 468)
·         Infinite Challenge 11th Anniversary Special: 23 April, Sat 9.30pm (Ep 464 & 465)
·         Cast: Yoo Jae Suk, Park Myung Soo, HaHa, Jung Hyung Don, Jung Jun Ha, Kwang Hee (ZE:A)
·         Subtitles : English, Simplified Chinese & Bahasa Malaysia subtitles.