[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 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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[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin, finishes his break and reports back to Military

He comes and he goes, time has indeed passed quickly for Hyun Bin and us!

On 27th of April, 6.45pm Hyun Bin finished his 5 days holiday and reported back to Incheon.  To avoid all the attention from media who was waiting for him, Hyun Bin entered Incheon in Marine Corps vehicle.

For fans who were waiting for him at the site were a bit disappointed that they did not get to see him, but they  still wished him all the best.

Hyun Bin will take a boat to his final serving destination,Baeng Nyeong Do on 29th of April at 8.50am.  After hearing his schedules, many enquiries were made to the fleet company, hoping to be able to ride with Hyun Bin to Baeng Nyeong Do. The officials state that soldiers and travellers will be on different sections, so it is very unlikely others can catch a glimpse of the star.

So, this is it, until Hyun Bin’s next break. I am sure he needs this break from all the attentions, sometimes too much may actually become a burden to him. I hope to see him back as a better man, having said that, it is not until end of 2012 that he will be officially back.

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[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin’s uniform is now famous

Anything related to Hyun Bin these days is hot, including his uniform!  This is hilarious, I just have to say the power of the fans is unstoppable!

Some netizens have found the uniform Hyun Bin was wearing on the day he left for his break and posted a photo on the internet.

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[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin first night dinner out with Jang Dong Gun

On 23rd of April, Dispatch news caught Hyun Bin dining out with his best buddies on the first day of his 5 days holiday at Cheongdam Dong, Seoul.  Hyun Bin met his brothers, Jang Dong Gun and Han Jae Seok was also seen at the dinner.

The boys enjoyed themselves according to the restaurant, the dinner was held in a friendly atmosphere and one could constantly hear their laughter.

Hyun Bin seemed have lost more weight but looked very healthy with tanned skin tone.

The stars were easily recognized on the street with their sharp features.

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[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin starts his 5 days and 4 nights holiday

On 23rd of April, at 8am, Hyun Bin left the Incheon Sea Defense training center with the other 90 trainees for his very first holiday.

He gave a short answer to the news reporter when asked about his vacation, then got on a car by his agency and returned home.   Hyun Bin expects to spend some quality time with his family during this break.  After this he will be joining the front line at Baek Ryoung-do 6 brigades on the 29th.

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