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[DramaFever Review] Barefoot Friends Episode 6: The Lowdown

By + on May 30, 2013

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Part 1 More Rock Shrimp — Cherry Cordial

We pick up with Si-yoon getting ready to head over to the island. “I prefer reading books over doing exercise,” he says (awww… me too!), but he’ll go anyway, as an example to kids like him.

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Once he’s there, they all head down a rickety ladder — where everyone proceeds to stand around and watch Hyun-joong do all the work of checking the nets while scrambling around on the rocks like a mountain goat.

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After catching one and a half shrimp, they have to head back as fast as possible since the tide is coming in and making huge waves.

By the time they’re all back over, the waves have soaked everyone (including Ho-dong and Uee) and all the equipment, leaving only the camera on the island still working.

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Later, at a small cooking hut, Hyun-joong cooks up the shrimp, and they all share in their bounty, leaving the best part for him.

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Part 2 The Big Race — kfangurl

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At Prambanan Temple, the barefoot friends are divided again into two teams and must complete various challenges at different locations before they catch the last flight at 7pm. If a team fails to make it, they — and their production crew — get left behind.

Challenge 1: Each person must take a picture with a foreigner, barefoot and cheek to cheek, in front of the Siwa Temple.

Team Jong-shin gets a head-start, with Si-yoon’s studious ways coming in handy again. He asks in Bahasa where the Siwa is and is pointed in the right direction. Next, Jong-shin’s ability in English helps them get several Canadians to join them for photos.

It’s too bad, then, that they fail to capture the bare feet with their selcas and have to redo the challenge.

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Round 1 goes to Team Ho-dong, who move on to:

Challenge 2: Take pictures with selected birds at the bird market in 100 seconds.

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Both teams complete the race in time but have to repeatedly re-do the challenge due to (I’d say overly) strict PDs:

“It should show all of your face.”
“Jong-shin’s forehead is cut off.”
“Jong-shin is in the shade.”

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Team Ho-dong completes the challenge first and moves on to:

Challenge 3: Ride the horse carriage to the Superman Restaurant, order different foods, and eat everything!

Team Ho-dong does fine, but Team Jong-shin accidentally orders sets and struggles to finish. Meanwhile, they worry about missing the plane.

Bum-soo: “I have a live radio show everyday” … “I have to make it no matter what, for the radio show.” Uh-oh.

Challenge 4: Make 50 butter-grilled corn in front of the Yogyakarta Travel Bureau.

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Team Ho-dong squeezes through the challenge and makes it to the airport in time:

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But Team Jong-shin, sadly, doesn’t, and — DUN-DUN! — gets left behind. Gulp.

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Part 3 Lee Hyori and The Home Invasion — Stephanie

Eunhyuk! We missed you!

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A van reveals Barefoot Friends’ first guest, Lee Hyori — who is apparently mortal enemies with Ho-dong. The intro consists of them bickering and poking fun at each other while the crew keeps score.

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Backpack time! Good news? Our cast’s going on a team-building retreat. Bad news? They have to earn money for the retreat at the stars’ actual homes. Really bad news? Cell phones are confiscated, so people at home can’t be warned. I hope it’s not laundry day!

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Teams are chosen by Hyori, choosing first Si-yoon, followed by Ho-dong (this will be fun), Eunhyuk, and Bum-soo. They roll to see whose house is first, and it’s Jong-shin, who knows he’s about to be in big trouble with his wife.

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At Jong-shin’s house we meet his three adorable kids while his wife rushes to put on BB cream. Still shocked, she asks the very important question: “Why are you at my house?”


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[Photo Updates] The FACESHOP KOREA – 2013 May



[News] Seoul music rivals soul for some Latins

Kim Hyun Joong is in the center of it all, his latin fans are so supportive of him I cannot help but be proud. He has come a long way after 3 years of solo activities.


In this May 11, 2013 photo, a fan of South Korean singer Hyun Joong shows her picture of him as she sits with other fans as they celebrate the singer's birthday in Ramon Castilla park in Lima, Peru. Hundreds of fans of K-pop gather each week in the downtown park to dance to the energetic music. Some dress up as Korean comic book characters. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

In this May 11, 2013 photo, a fan of South Korean singer Hyun Joong shows her picture of him as she sits with other fans as they celebrate the singer’s birthday in Ramon Castilla park in Lima, Peru. Hundreds of fans of K-pop gather each week in the downtown park to dance to the energetic music. Some dress up as Korean comic book characters. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Teenagers throughout Latin America have long looked north for pop music inspiration. Now the East is rising, with a large and enthusiastic cult of fans in some countries following the K-pop music from Korea.

It’s a movement especially strong in Peru and Chile, and it goes far beyond Psy and “Gangnam Style.”

Some 13,000 fans attended an April concert in Lima by the group Super Junior. Another group, Big Bang, drew 14,000 in November. They’ve drawn similar crowds in neighboring Chile.

Hundreds of fans such as Araceli Galan gather each week in a downtown park in Lima to dance to the energetic music. Some dress up as Korean comic book characters.

“I’ve liked K-pop since I was 10,” said Galan, now a 16-year-old student at a local university. “I learned everything from the Internet because here in Peru you don’t find much on radio or television.”

She’s amassed a collection of posters, bracelets, T-shirts and records of her favorite, Kim Hyun Joong, who was met by thousands of fans when he arrived at the airport in Peru’s capital in February.

“Although you won’t believe it, in Peru the K-pop groups are starting to be more popular than Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga or Demi Lovato,” said Diana Rodriguez, who is capitalizing on the trend by organizing Korean dance contests throughout Peru.

While there’s little hard data on that, there’s no questioning the fervor of the fans who turn up at Ramon Castilla Park each Saturday and emulate the dances of K-pop bands.

“We start at 10 in the morning and we stay until 6 in the afternoon,” Galan said.

A bus trip away is the small Arenales shopping center where entire floors are dedicated to South Korean music, clothes and food.

“I like the ‘sujebi’ soup and another dish that combines a sweet and salty flavor that I can’t remember the name of,” Galan said.

Some try to solve the language problem by having the songs translated into Spanish and posting them on the Internet. “The lyrics are pretty. It’s not as eroticized as reggaeton. It’s more romantic,” said Pamela Diaz, a 26-year-old fan.

“It’s made me want to learn Korean,” said her 14-year-old sister, Sabrina.

The trend has surprised Peruvian parents, just as the onslaught of rock-and-roll once alarmed an earlier generation.

“My father listens to rock in English; he doesn’t like K-pop at all,” Galan said. “He tells me, ‘Why do you listen to that music if you don’t know Korean?’ And I tell him that he doesn’t know how to speak English either. Music you only need to feel.”



[News] Kang Ho Dong’s Variety Show “Barefoot Friends” to Change Format

Kang Ho Dong’s Variety Show “Barefoot Friends” to Change Format

SBS variety show “Barefoot Friends”  will be adapted into a new format and no longer be filmed overseas.

The original premise of the show was that the cast members would go on a trip to a foreign country to live like the natives. During the show the cast members would have to take on hard labor and get paid the normal minimum wage to support themselves.

On the most recent May 26 episode, the cast of “Barefoot Friends” came back from their “self-sufficient trip” to Indonesia and visited the cast members’ homes. After this, the show will change its format and keep the filming to within Korea.

The show that has Kang Ho DongKim Hyun JoongYoon Shi Yoon among others as the fixed cast members has been suffering from low ratings from the beginning. In an effort to boost ratings, the producers decided a fresh format was needed for the show.  However, the details about the future changes have not been revealed.



[News] Kim Hyun Joong: International K-Pop Superstar – 2013.05.28

Kim Hyun Joong has literally been all over the map this year.


Kim Hyun Joong: International K-Pop Superstar

Kim Hyun Joong has literally been all over the map this year. Starting with his solo tour in Japan, show in Brazil, fan meeting in Peru, charity donations in China, a trip to Indonesia, and now he is gearing up for his latest Japanese single release the first week of June.

The popular singer and actor shows no signs of slowing down either. The SS501 leader is already starting to excite fans for his Japanese comeback with some tantalizing teasers. The latest being for the upcoming single “Cappuccino.”

The short video shows the singer in the midst of a colorful party singing to a reggae-influenced beat. The song will be one of three featured on Kim Hyun Joong’s third Japanese single album, Tonight, and will be released in its entirety on June 5.

On May 26 the talented singer was featured as a guest on the popular variety series Barefoot Friends. The episode took the cast members on a trip to Indonesia where Kim Hyun Joong showed off his courageous spirit while fishing for prawns. Showing no fear of the crashing waves, the actor rushed to the water in a heroic attempt to claim his prawns. In the end, however, he only managed to catch two.

Earlier this month the generous singer-actor was praised for a donation he made to the Ya’an earthquake victims in China. The Boys Over Flowers actor reportedly donated about $100,000 by way of the One Foundation to aid in the recovery and reconstruction effort in the region.

The organization, which was established by actor Jet Li, disclosed Kim Hyun Joong’s donation and expressed the idol’s good wishes and support for the earthquake victims.

This past February, Kim Hyun Joong had the opportunity to perform for the first time in South America. On February 24 he took the stage alongside Ailee, Baechigi, and Ongals at the ‘2K13 FEEL KOREA’ event in Brazil. The following day he continued his humanitarian efforts by visiting a center of children in Sao Paulo before heading to Peru for a fan meeting.

In early March Kim Hyun Joong had the opportunity to perform alongside famed English rocker Ringo Starr and his band at the ‘U-Express Live 2013’ concert in Japan. This was an especially high honor as the event only includes performances by the most popular acts from the six labels under Universal Music. The lineup also included other popular acts like Far East Movement, Naoto Inti Raymi, and KARA.

Already an around-the-world kind of year for Kim Hyun Joong, he has also announced that he will be making his Korean comeback sometime this summer with his highly anticipated third mini-album – his first in nearly two and a half years. The upcoming album is currently in the production phase.

[Scans] Kim Hyun Joong on Choa Magagazine Vol.24

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[Soft Subs by DramaFever] BAREFOOT FRIENDS Episode 6 – 2013.05.26

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[Video] Kim Hyun Joong ‘Tonight’ 3rd Teaser


Kim Hyun Joong gets ready for “Tonight” with his 3rd teaser

Kim Hyun Joong will be coming back with his 3rd Japanese single, “Tonight“, and got fans wanting more with his 3rd teaser!


Much like his previous teasers, Kim Hyun Joong is seen rocking out with his band and singing for one special lady. But this time around, the singer goes for a monochrome theme, leaving fans to expect even more different images in perhaps more teasers to come.


“Tonight” will be officially released on June 5th in Japan.

[Pexer’s Article] Rediscovering Kim Hyun Joong


Author:  AprilStarr

FanArt:  lnprz

How come being out of touch for just a few days I felt so out of the loop. This Kim Hyun Joong it seems can’t be trusted to keep still.Am I seeing a new man ?

I can’t hardly believe my eyes seeing him so nimble going from one sharp protrusion of rock to another like, as someone said, a ninja. Only this “ninja” didn’t cover his handsome face, and even if he did we’d recognize him anyway,except for a baseball cap. No black ninja uniform either,but his Discovery Expedition sports attire so well used and ehem advertised, and no deadly weapon except his bare hands. Not that he couldn’t kill -he killed us all with his breathtaking stances.

I am sure the fear factor was there and cannot be denied in his face-but that was the more challenging to conquer that inner tremor. The exhilarating experience of doing it all and also being the first to try crossing that distance of roaring, angry waves. Catching his rock shrimps though looking like lobsters and later dividing among his friends his prized loot from the rocks and the sea.

How come they didn’t make him and the others wear those life saver vest-when it was more dangerous than the placid waters in Vietnam when they went fishing.

Ah,Hyun Joong you are never predictable.

And then you go out appearing casually as guest in a concert,then showed us teasers of Tonight snippets which made it number 1 in pre selling. Your image in my mind keeps on changing.

You truly have answered our challenge in the blog when you went solo DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE AMAZING ! Now my,our problem is how to catch up with you.

Even if your show have not yet stole the thunder from the other shows in terms of rating I pity those who have not switched shows and channel yet. THEY DON”T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE MISSING!

But for the rest of us, the day becomes sunnier and brighter ,knowing you have made another landmark in your career.

By the way, here’s an advance cheer for your forthcoming birthday-June 6,2013.

Unlimited power to you Kim hyun Joong !

Snippet of KHJ’s “TONIGHT” on – 2013.05.28

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[News] Kim Hyun Joong shows his courage while fishing for prawns

The May 26th episode of SBS TV variety show ‘Barefooted Friends’ continued with the adventures of the cast members in Indonesia.

To fish for prawns, the cast members took cable cars and arrived at a rocky islet. Gigantic waves kept hitting the islet that the members were on, and it felt very dangerous at one point in wanting to swallow them whole. Kim Hyun Joong ignored all the danger and rushed to the edges to do his best to fish for prawns, and managed to only catch two tiny ones at the end.

As they went back on land to savor their feast of prawns, Kang Ho Dong exclaimed, “This is not a feast, but a energy stimulant, it just wipes away all your fatigue.” The tiny prawns not only gave the cast members a little happiness, but also showed the true colors of Kim Hyun Joong’s eating poise.

Meanwhile in the family visit segment, the members paid a visit to the home of Yoon Jong Shin.

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[KShowNow Subbed] BAREFOOT FRIENDS Episode 6



[News Barefoot Friends]Lee Hyori Attempts A Swift Kick to Eunhyuk’s Butt for His Smart Aleck Comment

Lee Hyori Attempts A Swift Kick to Eunhyuk’s Butt for His Smart Aleck Comment

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Doesn’t matter if you’re an idol loved by fans from many countries. Lee Hyori will show her “bad girl” side if you get on her wrong side.

On May 26, SBS’s variety program “Barefoot Friends” aired an episode where Lee Hyori made a special guest appearance. She was talking with the fixed members of the show when she made a remark to Kim Hyun Joong, “Recently saw that you changed your ideal type .” They were in the same agency in the past.

She went on, “Tell me” and he answered slightly awkwardly, “No, I didn’t change.” Lee Hyori mentioned, “But I saw an interview and you changed your ideal type.” Kim Hyun Joong quickly responded, “No. No.”

Super Junior’s Eunhyuk responded with a witty comment, “He said that his ideal type is the old Lee Hyori.” The featured guest immediately aimed a few kicks to his rear for such comment and it created much laughter on set.

[Photos+Video] Gorgeous Hyun Joong @ ‘Secretly and Greatly ‘ VIP Movie Preview

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[Scans] KIM HYUN JOONG Magazine Covers


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[HQ Photos by mijya0909] KHJ FC SYSTEM – ”Dream with Korea Cup” Tournament at Dongducheon Stadium (2013.05.26)


[HQ Photos by HJ.Sarang] KHJ FC SYSTEM – ”Dream with Korea Cup” Tournament at Dongducheon Stadium (2013.05.26)



[HQ Photos by murdererq] KIM HYUN JOONG at DongDooCheon Stadium – Seoul (2013.05.26)



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[News] Kim Hyun Joong powers through despite minor injury while catching lobsters on ‘Barefoot Friends’


Kim Hyun Joong suffered a minor cut to his finger while catching lobsters with his bare hands on ‘Barefoot Friends‘.


On the May 26th broadcast, the ‘Barefoot Friends’ were whisked off to Yogyakarta, Indonesia where the members were challenged to catch spiny lobsters among the rocky island before the waves reach their peak.


Kim Hyun Joong surprised the cast with his fearless spirit by effortlessly climbing and crossing over from rock to rock to catch the lobsters from the waves. Once the actor successfully caught the spiny creatures, Kim Hyun Joong’s finger began to bleed, but the actor brushed it off as if it had no effect on him sharing, “I feel good”, revealing his love for the waves and mother nature.


Who knew the former ‘Flower Boy’ was this rugged.


[Photos+Fancams] Kim Hyun Joong at Dongducheon Stadium for FC SYSTEM Soccer Match [13.05.26]

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Published on 27 May 2013

Kim Hyun Joong palys soccer as a member of FC SYSTEM.
He gained the 2 goals during 2 games.
This is the game, Dream with Korea Cup.

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