[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin will be a MC for the first time

Seems like Hyun Bin will be having a busy September.

Hyun Bin who currently serves in the Marines, will take on a new challenge, except this time he will be the MC for a concert, the first time him hosting any show in public.

On the 30th of this month, at 7.30, Hyun Bin will be hosting a 2 hours ‘Marine Corps Band 22th Annual Concert ‘ at KBS Hall in Yeouido, Seoul, an annual event held by Marine Corp headquarters.

This event is open to public however only limited to 500 seats, interested can apply via its official webiste from 23 – 25 of this month.

Meanwhile, Hyun Bin will also participate in an upcoming 6.25 km Memorial Marathon on the 25th of September, to be held at Yeouido Hangang Park.  Fans are able to see Hyun Bin in action, something to be excited about.

One more last piece of info, Hyun Bin will be transferred to Marine Corp PR sector early next year.  Changes are good, but I am not sure how he feels about this move himself, he may want to experience a Marines life to the full extent.

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[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin will visit Indonesia this month?

I have not written much updates these days, I struggle to find anything that interests me.  But when there is news that get me excited, you will sure be the first one to read it here 🙂

Hyun Bin, finally!  I have two posts on him today.  The first one got me excited, is that he will be visiting Jakarta, Indonesia this month.  Though I am not from Indonesia but I know many of you are, so I am just simply excited for you,  here he comes ladies.

According to the Korea National Tourism Organization officials, Korea will participate in a cultural event, mainly driving by exporting submarines.  And Hyun Bin, part of the Marines will visit the capital, Jakarta, Indonesia later this month.

Besides Hyun Bin, there will be 8 other celebrities who current serve in the Army joining this event.

However, when this is asked at the Marine Corps officials, they mention nothing is said on their end.

I put a big question mark on this news title, so will he or will he not? We shall keep each other posted 😉

Just on the side,  if this turns out to be the real deal, isn’t Korea pushing the Hallyu effect a little too far this time? Celebrity can endorse a TV or refrigerator, but submarines? Oof, that is a little far stretched.  Not anything to do with the celebrities, they follow orders, but just suggesting people at the top to think about this.

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[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin, ‘Holiday is 9 nights and 10 days’

Oh my, how can I keep up! Just right after I posted the other news about Binnie taking 15 days off, then this news came up!

Hyun Bin’s agency mentioned on the 29th that some media has it all wrong, Hyun Bin’s holiday should be 9 nights and 10 days.

So it started with 4 nights and 5 days, then 14 nights and 15 days, now it is 9 nights and 10 days. I have decided to just let it be, and good that he is taking a break, whether it’s long or short.

Hyun Bin is due back on 5th of August.


[ACTOR NEWS] Private Hyun Bin granted a special 14 nights and 15 days holiday

This is already mentioned by Fon on the open thread, speedy! 🙂 Here is the news.

Currently serving in Marines, Private Hyun Bin is granted with an unexpected 14 nights and 15 days holiday and this grand has caused a controversy over this issue.

According to officials who confirmed this information on the 27th of July, in the afternoon. Initially Hyun Bin was given a 5 nights and 6 days break, planned to take around July and this 14 nights and 15 days holiday is fairly unusual in the Marines.

Officials mentioned, given the bad weather and travel time for people stationed on the outer islands, it maybe the reason for this long break.

I can understand why some are questioning, but only because Hyun Bin is a celebrity and everything relates to him gets publicized on the news?


[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin, marines photo released ‘I am a Marine’

Actor Hyun Bin (real name Kim Taepyeong) who enlisted in the military this March, currently stationed on Baengnyeongdo. His photo featuring him applying camouflage cream prior to his training is released to the public, and catching attention.

Book “I am a Marine’ to be published in August by the Republic of Korea Marine Corps, features 8 Marines who will tell their stories including Hyun Bin. In this book, Hyun Bin mentioned ‘to me, 1 year and 9 months is a precious time. During this period, I want to push my limits, emotionally and physically, that is why I joined Marine Corps.”

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[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin July vacation is delayed

On 19th of July, according to Department of Defence that Marines Hyun Bin (1137 unit) will have his ‘100 days holiday’ around end of July or even early August instead of mid of July. Since the date is not confirmed yet, there are no further information released to the public.

This is delayed for more than one month, usually marines will get their 6 days and 5 nights break when they enter the military for 2 months. Some believe the delay is mainly caused by the big incidents happened in Marine.  Officials mentioned even though incidents may occur at different location but vacation schedules usually are affected.

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[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin, Baeng Nyeong Do had 4.1 earthquake

On 17th of June at 4.37pm local time, the national weather services recorded a 4.1 scale earthquake at where Hyun Bin locates, Baeng Nyeong Do.

Many fans are worried about Hyun Bin and the safety of the residents on the island. No further information is said about the condition of the place, people and material damages are not expected to be serious.

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[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin will have his 6 days break in July

On 14th, according to Hyun Bin’s agency, he will have his second break in early July, for his 100 days in the military. This break is 6 days and 5 nights, usually are given to soldiers who have served their first two months in the army. Date is to be confirmed, may change due to weather condition and training schedules.

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[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin and Jang Dong Gun, photo from past making a topic

Today in the news, a photo featuring Jang Dong Gun and Hyun Bin from 2008 is creating a topic among the internet community.

Apparently the two actors visited a restaurant and took a photo with the owner, what amazes the netizens is the how good looking are the two actors.  Hyun Bin looks like he is from a comic book. Well, this is a known fact, isn’t it?  I guess we still amaze at what we see everytime, LOL!

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[K-DRAMA NEWS] Secret Garden, the biggest winner at 47th Paeksang Arts Award

Did I miss anything? And thanks so much for all of your postings, they kept me entertained while recovering.  Great to see some new writers with insightful views 🙂 Keep going!

Good timing to make my first post after been missing in action for about 2 weeks? and it is about ‘Secret Garden’, still, 😉  What else?

On 26th of May, at 8pm, the 47th of Paeksang Arts Award was held at Kyung Hee University in Seoul.  It has the whole town there, from what I see.

‘Secret Garden’ has won the best drama and Hyun Bin has won the Daesang in the drama category for his role in Secret Garden.

Besides these two big awards, Yoo In Na has also won the best female new comer for her role in ‘Secret Garden’ and writer Kim Eun Sook has taken away the best script writer award for ‘Secret Garden’.

Though Ha Ji Won did not win any awards, she made an appearance and presented an award to Tang Wei, who has won the best actress for her role from ‘Late Autumn’.

News source: SSTV

[ACTOR NEWS AND PICTORIAL] Hyun Bin, arriving at Baeng Nyeong Do

I guess the media is determined to follow Hyun Bin today, take a look at what is happening on Baeng Nyeong Do when Hyun Bin has arrived the island.

BTW, I totally agree with Ana who mentioned Hyun Bin seems more at peace and contented.  In these photos below, he does look happier!  What do you think?

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[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin, his life inside of Marine Corps

On 27th of April, KTV aired a documentary featuring Hyun Bin’s life inside of the Marines Corps, ‘Korea’s Marine Corps 1137, That Man’s choice’.

Hyun Bin is no longer an actor, but an ordinary soldier Kim Tae Pyeong.  Like everyone else, he needs to follow instructions and go through tough trainings.

Other soldiers praised Hyun Bin and were encouraged by him being in the Marine Corps.  Though lost more weight, Hyun Bin was still very happy about his choice, “slept very well after the training today, did not even have any dream until the next morning, hope for a good training tomorrow as well”.

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