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    Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September in the United States in Canada, but for more than 90 other countries throughout the world, including South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, International Workers’ Day (also known as “Labour Day”) is recognized on May 1. It is a public holiday in most of these countries, and it’s a day to celebrate laborers and the working class.

    So for all you working stiffs out there, we wanted to celebrate the working masses by highlighting the universal types of colleagues we can find in every office, no matter what industry you work in. See if you recognize yourself or your coworkers in our list of the different types of office workers — inspired by memorable characters from our favorite Asian dramas!

    The Slick-Charmer Type

    Han Suk Yool (played by Byun Yo Han) is all smooth talk and no action as an intern but gradually learns how to prove himself through his work as an employee in “Incomplete Life (aka Misaeng).

    Kang Jin Goo (played by Kim Young Kwang) knows how to turn on his charms to entertain tourists as the top employee at a travel agency in “Plus Nine Boys.”

    The Out-to-Get-You-Cutthroat Type

    Pi Song Hee (played by Yoo Young) is very upfront about the fact that she is not your friend, will never be your friend, and may actually be your worst enemy in the office in “Cunning Single Lady”!

    Dubbed the “Corporate Serial Killer, ” Kang Min Ho (played by Jung Kyung Ho) has no shame or morals as he coldheartedly takes over companies and lays off employees in “Falling for Innocence (aka Beating Again).” But does a “change of heart” mend his wicked ways? You’ll have to watch the exciting on-air series to find out!

    Go Cheok Hee (played by Jo Yeo Jeong) looks all sweet and innocent but don’t let the beautiful smile fool you! Her cutthroat ways as a vicious divorce lawyer gets her into hot water in “Divorce Lawyer in Love”!

    The Eager-to-Please Type

    Jang Geu Rae (played by Im Siwan) is so determined to succeed that he will do anything to please his manager and get hired on full-time in “Incomplete Life (aka Misaeng).” He is the quintessential underdog, and we can’t help but root for him!

    Ahn Young Yi (played by Kang So Ra) goes from star intern to department errand girl, but she puts her head down and does everything that’s asked of her in Incomplete Life (aka Misaeng).” She earns respect by showing her male colleagues that no task is too menial for her to prove herself!

    The Slacker Type

    Hwang Hye Rim (played by Hwang Seung Eon) is a convenience store clerk who uses her looks to get all the neighborhood boys to do her work for her while she stands around polishing her nails in Let’s Eat Season 2!

    Yu Xi (played by Kirsten Ren) sometimes likes to bum around and make excuses for needing time off at inopportune times while working as a personal nurse in Someone Like You.” She can get away with it because her boss is blind!

    The Best-Kick-Ass-Assistant Type

    Yang Jae Hwa (played by Kil Hae Yeon) is the ultimate ego stroker, right-hand woman and the master of professionalism and discretion as the executive assistant to the boss in Heard It Through the Grapevine.” We should all be so lucky to have such a trustworthy person by our side when we become the boss!

    Secretary Ko (played by Han Jung Soo) has only one goal in life — to protect his boss at all costs, even if it means literally carrying him away from a dangerous situation or letting himself be a punching bag for his boss’s anger in “Iron Man.” This assistant’s loyalty has no bounds!

    Kim Soon Jung (played by Kim So Yeon) is a second-generation employee to the company CEO, and she is tough and precise in making sure no intruders disturb her boss in “Falling for Innocence (aka Beating Again).” But will circumstances force her to go work for a man she can’t stand?

    The-Annoyingly-Cheerful-Coworker Type

    Hong In Ah (played by Jo Eun Ji) keeps reminding her coworkers that she’s married to a doctor and takes great delight in others’ discomfort and misery. She then annoyingly butts into the personal lives of her coworkers in “Let’s Eat Season 2.

    Oh Do Yun (played by Lee Do Yun) is so infectious in her perception of her own self worth in “Let’s Eat,” you can’t help but like her despite her misplaced delusions of grandeur!

    The No-Nonsense-Boss Type

    Yuan Fei (played by Annie Chen) shoulders a lot of responsibilities at work and at home so she doesn’t have time to mess around on either fronts in “Boysitter.” She’s very serious about her job and expects others around her to follow suit.

    Qi Yi (played by Aaron Yan) likes cleanliness and order and not a single thing in his life and work to be out of place in “Just You.” He especially doesn’t like peppy women who throw a monkey wrench into his orderly life!

    He Bu Fan (played by George Hu) was perfectly fine leading his serious life before a “ghost” forces him to get involved with a strange woman’s love life in “Love Cheque Charge”!

    The Secret-Chaebol-Who-Doesn’t-Need-to-Work Type

    Guk Seung Hyun (played by Seo Kang Joon) tries to hide his true identity to blend in with the office workers and even falls in love with the boss’s ex-wife in Cunning Single Lady.” 

    Seo Bum Jo (played by Kim Young Kwang) goes to work as a reporter to be near the woman he likes in “Pinocchio.” He has a driver who takes him around his beat and even a doting mother who tries to drum up news for him so that he can rest! Not a bad way to do a job, if you had to work!

    Which type of office worker are you? Which character is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.

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    May is upon us and it’s time for another birthday roundup. Let’s celebrate the birthdays of some of the hottest stars on Viki! The sign of the Taurus leads these stars into a month of luck and love as planetary strength enters the orbit.

    This month, we thought we would have a little bit of fun and play a game we call “2 Truths and a Lie” about the following stars celebrating a birthday this month. Can you spot the lie?

    Park Jae Hin — May 1 

    1. Award-winning actor Park Jae Hin stars in a number of popular dramas including “Doctor Stranger,” “My Love From the Star” and “East of Eden.”

    2. While filming an action scene for the latest installment of “Secret Society of Men” in China, he injured his back, forcing him to miss a number of television interviews. 

    3. Park Jae Hin loves animals and is known for having many pets — seven cats and two dogs, in fact! 

    Moon Geun Young — May 6

    1. Actress and model Moon Geun Young studied Korean Literature at Sung Kyunkwan University.

    2. An adept baker, she enjoys making gyeongju bread for special family occasions. 

    3. She stars in the historical drama “Jung Yi, the Goddess of Fire.”

    1. Noona Nuengthida Sophon started her entertainment career in musical theatre and went on to star in many lakorns, including “Opas the Series Season 1” and “Opas the Series Season 2.”

    2. She starred in the hit romantic movie “Hello Stranger” with  co-star Ter Chanatavit Dhanasevi. For her role as May in the film, Noona was named Best Actress by the National Thailand Film Association.

    3. She has been featured in a number of commercials for beauty brands such as Dove. 

    Kim Ji Hoon — May 9 

    1. Kim Ji Hoon won a number of acting awards, including the Excellence Award for his role as Lee Jae Hwa in “Jang Bo Ri Is Here.”

    2. While studying Psychology at Ajou University, he spent a semester abroad at Harvard. 

    3. Doenjang jigae (soybean soup) is one of his speciality dishes. 

    Dan Worrawech Danuwong  May 16 

    1. Dan Worrawech Danuwong has famously been dating fellow actor Pattie Ungsumalynn since they met on the set of “The Bedside Detective.” 

    2. He is a member of Thai pop boy band D2B, which recently celebrated its reunion this year!

    3. He uses Beam as his stage name for his solo singing career. 

    Michael Zhang  May 16 

    1. Michael Zhang stars as a main actor in the Taiwanese dramas “I Do 2,” “Ti Amo Chocolate” and “Down with Love.” 

    2. He is an accomplished pianist with 15 years of musical training.

    3.  Some of his hobbies include swimming, listening to music and playing the guitar. 

    Nylon Chen  May 20 

    1. Nylon Chen is an accomplished composer who has produced more than 400 songs, released two solo albums and contributed music to a number of dramas. 

    2. He is fluent in three languages — Chinese, English and Korean. 

    3. He is currently dating his “Dandelion Love” co-star Lene Lai

    Yoona — May 30 

    1. Besides starring in a number of dramas like “The Prime Minister Is Dating” and “Love Rain,” Yoona is probably most well-known for being a member of the supergroup Girls’ Generation. 

    2. She was born in San Francisco, California, and later relocated to Seoul, South Korea. 

    3. She has a hearty open-mouth laugh, which is the reason for her nickname “Alligator Yoona.” 

    ANSWERS (the following are lies!): 

    Park Jae Hin — 3
    Moon Guen Young — 
    Noona  3 
    Kim Ji Hoon  2 
    Dan Worrawech Danuwong  3 
    Michael Zhang  2 
    Nylon Chen — 2
    Yoona  2 

    Were you able to pick out all the lies? Which star stumped you? Let us know in the comments!

    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.

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    We’re not going to lie — when we heard that “The Girl Who Sees Smells” was going to be the latest vehicle that Shin Se Kyung and Park Yoochun would ride to make their small-screen comebacks, we wanted to file it another “Just Another K-Drama With a Nonsensical Title.” But if you give the first episode a few minutes’ watch, like we did, you’ll realize that the funny title aside, this drama will suck you in and make you believe that its going to be one of the best current on-air dramas!

    Here are the five top reasons that we have come to love this new drama in its first two weeks on the air!

    It’s a Crime Thriller — And There’s a Serial Killer on the Loose!

    Between the sexy Nam Goong Min (left) and Song Jong Ho, you’ll have to guess which is the bad guy!

    It Has Just Enough of the Supernatural Without Overdoing It

    After a terrible accident, Shin Se Kyung’s character develops a strange ability — but it makes her a great amateur detective who can literally follow people’s trails and help catch bad guys!

    The Unexpectedly Funny Scenes Will Leave You in Stitches!

    Don’t ask why Officer Choi (played by Park Yoochun) is wearing this getup! You’ll have to see it to believe it!
    Officer Choi channeled his inner ‘country bumpkin’ in this scene that got a free meal!

    Shin Se Kyung and Park Yoochun Have Great Chemistry!

    The natural charisma of both stars shine through and the couple looks adorable together!
    But did this hug really happen or is someone dreaming of some skinship?

    The Hilarious Timed Comments Add a Whole Another Level of Fun!

    If you don’t already use this feature, hover your cursor over the top right screen of a video, click on the left-most ‘talking bubble’ icon and then check ‘Show Timed Comments’ in the drop-down box.

    If you haven’t watched this new on-air K-drama yet, we recommend you add “The Girl Who Sees Smells” to your viewing list. It has it all — suspense, romance, comedy — and makes you think of your sense of smell in a whole new way. If you already are a fan of this drama, let us know what you love the most about it in the comments!

    Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.

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    All of the subtitles that you see on Viki are created by passionate users and fans, just like you, helping to set the timing of the subtitles (aka “segments”) and writing the translations (aka “subtitles”). Want to give volunteering a try or simply looking to hone your skills? Look no further than our new Korean highlight clips!

    Why volunteer on our highlight clips?
    • They’re short & sweetWith the videos being only 2 to 3 minutes long, you’ll be able to work on a number of videos in a relatively short amount of time. It’s an awesome way to get your feet wet in the volunteer world.
    • You can work on the latest videos from the hottest shows: Work on highlight clips from K-dramas like “The Lover” and “Super Daddy 10” and popular variety shows like “Infinite Challenge” and “Real Men 2,” with new videos updated weekly!
    • Large number of videos to work on: Clip channels get approximately five new videos each week, so there’ll always be something to work on.
    • Work towards Qualified Contributor status: Qualified Contributors (QCs) are our most passionate, active and supportive Viki community members. Reach the QC contribution numbers, and you can enjoy awesome QC perks like global video viewing ability and an ad-free, HD viewing experience for free! Learn more about how to gain QC status
    Ready to get started? Here’s how!

    1. Choose from one of the available channels:

    Infinite Challenge
    I Live Alone
    Radio Star
    King of Mask Singer

    Drama Highlight Clips — includes clips from:
    • “Super Daddy 10”
    • “The Lover” 
    • “Let’s Eat Season 2”
    • “Missing Noir M” 
    • “Fool’s Love (aka Ho Goo’s Love)” 
    • “Family Secrets”
    • “Superhuman Generation”
    Entertainment Show Clips — includes clips from: 
    • “What Shall We Eat Today?”
    • “Taxi”
    • “Get It Beauty” 
    • “Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece”
    • “Comedy Big League”
    • “Three Meals a Day”

    2. Join the Channel Team! 
    1. After finding a Channel to work on, contact the Channel Manager or the respective language Moderator of the language you’d like to work on via Private Message (PM) to let them know you’re interested! 
  • Find a clip that you’d like to volunteer on and get started! 
  • When you’re done with a video, inform your team which clip/s has/have been segmented and/or subtitled.
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    Tips for Variety Show Volunteers

    Variety shows are oftentimes unscripted and unpredictable, which can make them a bit intimidating. But don’t fear! Here’s a few tips and tricks.*
    • For segments, how the segment is cut often depends on when the captions and dialogue occur:
      • Are they at the same time? Cut the segment according to the voice. 
      • Does the caption appear before the voice? Start cutting the segment according to the caption, then close the segment according to voice.
    • For subtitles, people commonly use visual cues to mark different speakers and to note captions vs. dialogue:
      • Use breaks (<br>) or dashes (-) to indicate different speakers
      • Use brackets ([ ]) and italics (<i>) to differentiate captions from dialogue
    (*Please note that the style of how captions and subtitles are created varies by channel teams. Check in with your Channel Manager or language moderator to see what style your team will be using.)


    Need a refresher on how to segment or subtitle?

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      Li Yi Feng, star of the much-anticipated new Chinese drama “The Lost Tomb,” was seen in Korea on April 19, which is the birthday of popular Korean actress Lee Da Hae. The sighting left many fans wondering if their relationship is back on. Lately, rumors have been simmering about the two stars getting back together — and for some fans, his trip was all the confirmation needed of the couple reuniting. With Li Yi Feng’s birthday on May 4, fan detectives will have another chance to add to the growing evidence of their alleged coupledom.

      Fans sneak pictures of Li Yi Feng (right) arriving in Korea on Lee Da Haes birthday. (Source)
      In 2011, Li Yi Feng came onto the scene with lead roles in “Sunny Happiness” and the following year’s hit show “Love Actually,” where his romance with co-star Lee Da Hae began. He followed up with the acclaimed historical action drama “Legend of the Ancient Sword” last year. Ever since then, buzz has been surrounding Li Yi Feng, with a recent poll ranking him as the 9th most talked about Chinese celebrity.

      Much of the attention can be attributed to his lead role in the “The Lost Tomb,” which is coming to Viki in June and slated to be a tentpole action series with the eventual possibility of a big-budget movie franchise. With press comparing the show to “Indiana Jones” and “Tomb Raider,” the bar has been set high for the actor to deliver. Li Yi Feng has proven he has the chops and experience to deliver. Check out his interview on the upcoming series below!

      Can’t wait to see “The Lost Tomb”? Theories on Li Yi Feng’s rekindled relationship? Share your thoughts about the birthday boy in the comments!

      Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.

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      In recognition of UN English Language Day, which is observed on April 23 each year to correspond with William Shakespeare’s birthday, we thought it would be fun to celebrate the English language the K-drama way! It’s abundantly clear that the Western vernacular has so permeated the Korean culture over the years that Korea has created its own set of English-derived or English-sounding words that are widely used in everyday life. But if you listen closely, those English words are not used in the English language!

      They are the truncated, Anglicized words that belong only in Korean culture. Here are 10 of our favorite such Konglish words!

      My Love From the Star  ‘CF’ (씨에프)

      Cheon Song Yi (played by Jun Ji Hyun) was a hot star who was in much demand for ‘CFs’!

      “CF” is an acronym for “commercial film” that Korean stars or idols shoot for products they are paid to endorse. But in English, we call it a commercial endorsement — so CF is not derived from an actual English phrase.

      Kill Me, Heal Me— ‘Ment’ (멘트) 

      Oh Ri On (played by Park Seo Joon) is at a loss when he is pressed for a ‘ment.’ 

      “Ment” is the truncated word for “comment.” Why say the entire word when you can just say the last syllable? We would expend much less energy if we can hold entire conversations like this!

      My Love From the Star — ‘Netizen’ (네티즌)

      Yoon Beom (played by Kim Gang Hyun) is being warned about the power of ‘netizens.’

      “Netizen” is the combination of the words “net” and “citizen” — used to describe an entire society of people online who occupy chatrooms, social media and discussion boards who know everything and express their strong opinions about everything. In K-dramas, netizens have caused the downfall of many popular high school students, idols and stars, and politicians.

      Hyde Jekyll, Me— ‘Over’ (오바)

      From top left, people are constantly accused of going ‘over’ in ‘Hyde Jekyll, Me,’ ‘Pinocchio,’ ‘The Legendary Witch’ and ‘Sweden Laundry’!

      “Over” is the abbreviated word for “overreacting” or going “overboard” in the way someone acts or reacts. Being in a state of “over” is quite common in K-dramas!

      What Happens to My Family— ‘Punc’ (펑크) 

      Kang Shim (played by Kim Hyun Joo) isn’t overly sympathetic when Tae Joo’s (played by Kim Sang Kyung) car tires go flat

      “Punc” is short for “puncture,” as in what happens to your tire, as in having a flat tire on your car. Why say all that when “punc” gets it done?

      Incomplete Life (aka Misaeng)— ‘PT’ (피티)

      Geu Rae (played by Im Siwan) and Baek Gi (played by Kang Ha Neul) are under pressure as interns to make the best ‘PTs’ of their young careers to try to get hired by the company.

      “PT” is the Konglish word for “presentation.” It would be equivalent to a PowerPoint presentation, which we abbreviate as PPT when referring to the many business presentations made on the popular Microsoft software in the United States.

      Miss Korea— ’S-Line’  (에스라인)

      Ji Young (played by Lee Yeon Hee) learns that standing on your head is the best way to accentuate your ’S-line’!

      “S-line” refers to a desirable hourglass figure, specifically the curves of a woman’s back down around her curvy backside to her legs. Beauty contestants and men alike in Korea yearn for that “S-line”!

      Kill Me, Heal Me — ‘Selca’ (셀카) 

      When the parents ask for a ‘selca stick,’ they get ridiculed by Ri On and Ri Jin (played by Hwang Jung Eum) for asking for one that is as long as a fishing pole!

      “Selca” is the Korean version of the “selfie.” The truncated word is probably derived from the English words “self” and “camera” but doesn’t exist in the English language. Even on Viki, English subtitlers have been replacing the word “selca” with “selfie.”

      Hyde Jekyll, Me — ‘Skinship’ (스킨십)

      Seo Jin (played by Hyun Bin) details the strict life he has lead for five years to prevent his other personality from coming to the surface!

      “Skinship” is a made-up word derived from the words “skin” and “relationship” that refers to skin-to-skin contact between a man and woman. In K-dramas, it doesn’t even have to be any intimate body parts touching. Even brushing your hands against another person’s hand is considered skin-on-skin contact and a very intimate gesture!

      Sweden Laundry— ‘Some’ ()

      Young Mi (played by Bae Noo Ri) wants ‘some’ from her best friend’s older brother!

      “Some” is a term that is short for “something” — which is an English word. But what it means in K-dramas is uniquely only found in the Korean culture. Wanting or having “some” with somebody means that you want something romantically to happen between you and another person. So don’t throw around that word unless you mean it!

      Did you learn a new word today? Which Konglish word is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

       Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.

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      While May might be starting, don’t think we forgot about our Language-Learning challenge! For those who participated in last month’s challenge, the answers are:

      1. A. “Why I Cried”
      2. D.“She Is Smiling”
      3. B.“Understood”
      4. A.“I Love You, I’m Sorry”

      In April, we shared terms from two honorable professions: fire-fighting and crime-fighting from some of our favorite dramas.

      This month’s Language-Learning challenge is going to be a little different. We’ll be giving you the term in the question as well as the related clip. Based on the term and context of the clip, you’ll have to select the correct answer from the choices given.

      One lucky person will receive a language-learning book* from our friends at Tuttle Publishing!

      (*To be eligible, responses must be received from May 5 to May 10, 2015.)

      Easy enough, right? Let’s get started!

      Some titles on Viki are not available in certain regions of the world. But Qualified Contributors (QCs) can view and contribute to most titles. Read this blog post to learn how to become a QC.

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      Source: SMTown’s Official Facebook

      Here’s a quick trivia: who do idols usually mention in their thank-you speeches? Their company, their members, their parents and … ? The fans, of course!

      From simple things like selling of fan-goods and distribution of support banners to larger-scale concert food gift packages, birthday presents and money donations to the needy — the power of fandom is indeed great!

      Viki was at Super Junior’s “Super Show 6” over the weekend in Singapore, and here are some awesome things we noticed:

      Neat, Orderly Lines — No Pushing!

      The well-behaved line to get into the concert

      Long neat streaks curving around pillars could be seen from a distance — and as you approached, you saw fans just quietly be waiting in line, shielding themselves from the sun with a hand-made fan-board, listening to music or even just chatting with friends. Some fans even went around to remind others to keep in line or even just to exchange any photo-cards they had. Aren’t you just inspired by this polite fandom?

      All the Fan-Goods!

      Buy all the merchandise!

      What’s better than official merchandise? Fan-made merchandise, of course! They range from little personalized name-cards to plastic printouts to T-shirts and hats! Who knows how much effort these fans have put into designing, manufacturing and lugging all these goods to the venue? Hats off to them.

      All the Fan-Projects

      We got to be part of the fan project!

      One of the main highlights of going to a concert is to see the fan projects! They range from fan-chants to holding up banners to using different colored light-sticks to spell out certain words in the audience! For the Singapore stop, there were little handheld white penlights and multiple banners reading “Happy 10th Anniversary” and “Let’s grow old together”!

      Source: SMTown’s Official Facebook
      The multilingual boyband greeted the excited audience in English, Korean and even Chinese! The observant Super Junior members also noticed the fan projects and did not hesitate to thank the fans during their speech. To appreciate the beautiful sapphire fan ocean more, the members even requested for the house lights to be turned off.

      To thank their fans who had been patiently waiting, the boy band performed more than 30 songs, including hit songs like “This is Love,” “Mamacita,” D&E’s “Growing Pains,” Henry’s “Fantastic,”  Kyuhyun’s “At Gwanghwamun” and more! (Pssst! We have these on great songs on “SBS Inki Gayo”!) The highlight of the concert came in the form of an Elsa Cosplay Contest where the boys came out decked in floaty blue gowns and ridiculous hairdos!

      Now is your chance to win two sets of albums + some fan goodies we scored at the concert! All you need to do is leave us a comment below saying why you deserve to win it, and we’ll pick a lucky winner!

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      De la página oficial de Facebook de SMTown

      Fuimos al concierto de Super Junior, “Super Show 6,” este fin de semana en Singapur y la pasamos fenomenal. Los chicos cantaron por casi tres horas y media, pero aún así la energía no se podía detener. 

      Vimos muchas cosas interesantes en este concierto, específicamente, cosas que nunca había visto en conciertos de América Latina, el Caribe o Estados Unidos. 

      ¡Líneas organizadas, nada de empujones!

      Líneas perfectas

      En todas las filas que hicimos, vimos a los fan tranquilos, tapándose del sol, escuchando música, hablando con sus amistades o simplemente esperando en silencio. ¿Cómo crees que se compara esto con los fans de nuestros países en Latinoamérica? 

      Mercancía en Cada Esquina

      En cada rincón de los alrededores del estadio, habían decenas de personas con sus maletas vendiendo todo lo que te puedas imaginar de los chicos de Super Junior. Desde camisetas, abanicos de cartón, gorras, pulseras, las famosas luces de conciertos, postales con sus fotos y más. Toda la mercancía que vimos era de muy buena calidad y muy bien pensada, 100% diseñada por fans. No hay nada mejor que eso, ¿cierto? 

      ¿Qué Son los ‘Fan-Projects’?

      Fuimos parte de los ‘Fan-Projects’

      Mi experiencia en el mundo del Kpop ha sido muy corta en comparación con muchos fans latinoamericanos, pero la realidad es que nunca había visto algo tan elaborado como esto. 

      Los “fan-projects” o proyectos de fans, se preparan con mucha anticipación; los fans se organizan en internet, recaudan dinero y preparan lo que serían los proyectos durante el concierto. En la entrada regalaron pancartas de tela, posters, luces de colores, todos con instrucciones de cuando levantarlas o encenderlas y en que canciones deben hacerlo. 

      Fue muy bonito ver a los fans levantar las pancartas que decían “Envejezcamos juntos” o “Feliz 10mo Aniversario” durante las canciones emocionales. 

      Los chicos saludaron a la audiencia en coreano, inglés y mandarín. También notaron los proyectos de fans y no tardaron en agradecerles el gesto. ¡Hasta hubo un momento en el que pidieron que se apagaran las luces del estadio para apreciar el mar de luces azules! 

      De la página oficial de Facebook de SMTown

      Como agradecimiento a sus fans, que esperaron ansiosamente por la banda, cantaron alrededor de 30 canciones, entre ellas “This Is Love", “Mamacita,” “Growing Pains,” “Fantastic,” “At Gwanghwamun” entre otras. Puedes ver muchas de estas presentaciones en nuestro programa de variedad “SBS Inki Gayo.”

      La mejor parte del concierto fue cuando los chicos se vistieron de Elsa y concursaron para la audiencia con trajes y peinados estrafalarios. 

      ¡Ahora tienes la oportunidad de ganar el álbum de Super Junior y algunas cosas que obtuvimos en el concierto de Singapur! Lo único que tienes que hacer es dejarnos saber en los comentarios, por qué deberías ganar y así escogeremos la mejor respuesta. 

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      Dear Halmoni,

      Ive moved cross country for my boyfriends job and am struggling to meet new friends who are compatible to me. I have a great job but I work from home a lot or I travel, so its hard. How can I get out and meet new friends?

      — Cornfield Culture Shock

      Dear Cornfield Culture Shock,

      Your situation remind me of characters in Halmonis science fiction novel, We Come in Peas. In Halmonis bestselling book, main characters are aliens visiting Earth, but when ship break down in middle of farm, they must learn to accept life in brand new world. Like I said, bestseller.

      Here is what Halmoni suggest:

      Numba 1: Embrace the Corn
      In a land of strangers, you cannot expect people to be like homies from the hood. This is new place with different folks and different strokes. But living in foreign land can be exciting if you decide to explore, embrace and do the dance of corn! When you feeling down, replace those blues with curiosity— talk to the neighbors, chat with grocery man, compliment the barista. To compare old and new is futile, so accept change and you will be free to discover new world.

      Numba 2: Grow Your Garden
      It is said garden require patient labor and attention. And most important, gardener must first plant seeds to make things grow. Make sense, right? Well, it is same with making friend.

      First, plant seeds by meeting people. To do this, you MUST get up and get outta the house. But theres nothing to do, Halmoni! you say. Oh contrairey mon frerie, Halmoni know you can find everything on internets. Join sports team, find book club, volunteer — theres many possibility, the hardest part is taking first step. Dont think, just do!

      Next, tend to garden. Invite new friends to hike, movies, museum, or cook some yummy dukkbokki and have feast! K.I.T. Over time, you will see your seeds blossom into beautiful and delicious friendships. Hashtag HalmoniGettingHungree. Or is it hashbrown? Mmm, potatoes.

      Finding new friends not easy, and it take time and energy. Just remember, once you find them, tell them about Halmonis Pulitzer Prize-winning freshman novel, We Come in Peas, a thriller to redefine genre.

      You welcome,

      Have question for Halmoni? Write to

      Also read these past columns by Halmoni:

      Disclaimer: Halmoni is pseudonym for writer Christine Kwon. This advice is solely intended as humor. Also, you write to Halmoni, you agree to be published on Internet. In conclusion, Halmoni just give her opinion about life. That’s it.

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      This Mother’s Day, we want to celebrate our favorite drama mamas — especially the tough, no-nonsense mothers who prove they won’t take any crap from anyone and will fight ’til the end for what they believe is right. Here are seven of our favorite tough drama mamas and their “don’t mess with this mother” facial expressions that we love!

      Jo Kang Ja — The Fed-Up Mom in ‘Angry Mom

      In the just-concluded drama “Angry Mom,” Jo Kang Ja (played by Kim Hee Sun) takes on high officials in the Ministry of Education and even a presidential candidate to bring justice to a corrupt educational system — all for her daughter’s safety and well-being!

      Bom’s Mom  — The Showing-Favoritism Mom in ‘Sweden Laundry

      From morning until night, Kim Bom’s mother (played by Hwang Young Hee) nags Bom (played by Song Ha Yoon) about everything and tries to get money out of her to spend on her other two grown kids in “Sweden Laundry.” When we discover why, we realize that the mom truly does have a good heart.

      Kang Hee Soo — The Tough Businesswoman Mom in ‘Boys Over Flowers

      As president of a large corporation in “Boys Over Flowers,” Kang Hee Soo (played by Lee Hye Young) is used to getting her way. You don’t want to see her wrath if you dare defy her!

      Chen Lin Xi Shi — The Straight-Talking Mom in ‘Fated to Love You

      Xin Yi’s mother, Chen Lin Xi Shi (played by Lin Mei Shiu), in “Fated to Love You” may have needed a script written by her daughters to talk to a man who knocked up her daughter, but she still got her point across with plenty of strong body language!

      Song Cha Ok — The Cold-Hearted Mom in ‘Pinocchio

      In “Pinocchio,” Song Cha Ok (played by Jin Kyung) doesn’t have a maternal bone in her body, and talking to her daughter is no different than talking to any stranger off the street. Just don’t get in her way of a good news scoop, because she will eat you up and chew you out!

      Feng Yi —The Always-Reliable Mom in ‘Dear Mom’ 

      In “Dear Mom,” Feng Yi (played by Lu Hsueh Feng) is always there for her daughters when they misplace their things or need her to cook a good meal as a thank-you to someone. When one of her daughters brings the man home who knocked her up, well, she’s happy to give her approval for a shot-gun marriage as well!

      Choi Yun Hee — The Upper-Crust Mom in ‘Heard It Through the Grapevine

      Choi Yun Hee (played by Yoo Ho Jung) strives for total composure and decorum befitting the upper-crust lifestyle that she tries to uphold in the currently airing drama “Heard It Through the Grapevine.” You’ll get the same masked smile out of her when she’s pleased with you or displeased with you. Her true feelings will always be under wraps!

      Which tough drama mama is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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      Viki isn’t simply a video streaming site, it’s an experience that combines global entertainment with passionate fan communities around the world. Here's a quick primer on what you can do!

      Watch global entertainment

      Ready to binge-watch your favorite show or simply looking for something new? We offer movies and TV shows from over 60 different countries, subtitled in hundreds of languages. That means there's always more out there for you to discover.

      — Global TV Shows & Movies
      Use the “Global TV” and "Explore" tabs on the top navigation bar to discover shows and movies on the site. Use the clickable or drop down filters on both pages to find shows by type, country of origin, genre, subtitle language and popularity.

      Short films & Highlight Clips
      Under the "More" section in the navigation bar, our Shorts and Highlight Clips are perfect to watch when you're short on time, but still looking for high-quality entertainment.

      Join our community of fans

      Our diverse community is made up of fans who are dedicated to spreading global culture through entertainment and language. Take your Viki experience to the next level by becoming a volunteer!

      Help set the timing of the subtitles by creating "segments." Once segments are created, write the translations as subtitles on thousands of videos and help connect people from around the world through global entertainment!

      Learn more about volunteering from our Viki U videos, "Introduction to Segmenting" and "Introduction to Subtitling" or join one of our community-managed volunteering academies, Ninja Academy and The Segmenter 101 Project.

      Community members should be recognized for the hard work they put in. Found on user profile pages, badges are given to users to recognize their segmenting and subtitling achievements and milestones.

      Qualified Contributor (QC) Status
      QC status is our way of "promoting" our most passionate and active community members. QC's get awesome perks including ad-free, HD viewing (when available) and access to view most content, regardless of geo-restrictions.

      Connect and chat with other users about favorite dramas, celebrities and more!

      Stay up-to-date

      TV Guide
      Our daily "On-Air" TV Guide shows which episodes are available or upcoming. Click on the episode you want to see, and dive in!

      You can learn more about all of your favorite drama and movie stars right on Viki. Curious about your bias’ body of work, birthdate, co-stars or even blood type? We’ve got you covered.

      Viki Store
      Deck yourself out in the coolest drama fashions and accessories, ranging from t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, posters and more!

      Viki Pass
      Our subscription service, watch your favorite shows on Viki in HD and ad-free* for just $3.99 USD per month!
      (*Viki Pass benefits are only applicable on licensed titles.)

      You can be a part of something larger, by taking a few minutes to translate or caption a video, or simply by binge-watching entertainment from a country you've never been to. Help us spread language and culture around the world, one episode at a time!

      Still not sure about how Viki works or how to get involved? Write in to our Help Center and we can answer any questions you may have!

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      Joo Ji Hoon, star of the upcoming drama "Mask," turns 33 on May 16th! In honor of his birthday, here's a quick look at some of the masks Joo Ji Hoon has worn in the past.

      Joo Ji Hoon as Crown Prince Lee Shin in "Goong (aka Princess Hours)"
      Joo Hi Hoon became an instant star with his role as the prickly Crown Prince Lee Shin in “Goong.” Lee Shin is forced to enter into a contract marriage with an ordinary high school student, Chae Gyeong (Yoon Eun Hye). As they struggle to adapt to palace life together, Lee Shin slowly falls for his headstrong and naive, but lovable bride.

      Joo Ji Hoon as Han Seung Jae in "Medical Top Team"
      In “Medical Top Team,” Joo Ji Hoon plays Han Seung Jae, a renowned internist and member of an elite medical team trying to revive a struggling hospital. Han Seung Jae hides an iron-cold resolve behind his easy-going facade.

      Joo Ji Hoon as Yoo Ji Ho in "Five Fingers"

      Joo Ji Hoon plays Yoo Ji Ho, a pianist with extraordinary talent, in the revenge melodrama “Five Fingers.” At first very trusting and naive, Ji Ho becomes bent on revenge after he finds out how the family he holds dear has used and betrayed him.

      Joo Ji Hoon as Min Woo in "Mask"
      In the upcoming drama “Mask,” Joo Ji Joon plays Min Woo, the cold, hardened son of a chaebol family. Ji Sook (Soo Ae) is a woman from a debt-troubled family who seizes the chance to change her identity and marry into a chaebol household. When Min Woo meets Ji Sook, he falls for her because she's unlike every other woman he's met. Min Woo will do anything to help protect her identity. Catch the premiere of “Mask” on May 27th!

      Happy birthday Joo Ji Hoon! Which is your favorite mask? Let us know in the comments below!

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      Keeping up with the romance and action in the hit K-Drama, "The Girl Who Sees Smells"? If not, your last chance to binge-watch is now, before the show's finale. There's also an added bonus: share an image, graphic, GIF, or meme of your favorite moment from the show, which could be used as a desktop or mobile wallpaper, and your submission could be featured on Viki's social media!

      Already have your favorite moment in mind? Here's how to enter!

      May 16 - May 22, 2015 (KST)

      • Choose your favorite moment from any episode of "The Girl Who Sees Smells” and create an image, graphic, GIF, or meme around it. 
      • Post it on the Comments section of “The Girl Who Sees Smells” channel page.
      • Users will upvote/like their favorite images.
      • The three most popular images will be featured on Viki’s social media the week of May 25th!

      • Average image sizes
        • Desktop: 1024 x 768 pixels or 1280 x 1024 pixels (widescreen)
        • iPhone 6/6+: 2208 x 1242 pixels
        • Android: at least 470 x 320 pixels
      • The file size limit is 2 MB. 
      • Images can be anything -- artwork, memes, GIF's, screenshots, etc -- so get creative! 
        • There is no limit on how many images can be posted by a user, BUT each image must be a separate post, so it can be upvoted/liked individually.
        For inspiration, here's a taste of some of the show's best moments:

        Get those thinking caps on and start sending in your favorite moments!

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        There's no doubt that one of our favorite parts of dramas is the love, both platonic and romantic. Beyond just "smooth" language, here are some perfect phrases from our favorite shows which are sure to pull at your heartstrings.

        Want to relive the moments? Click on the photos to view the episode each phrase is from!

        Is your favorite quote missing from the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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        Choi Woo Shik of "Fool's Love"

        While filming for the hotly anticipated movie 'Bound for Busan," co-star Choi Woo Shik found time to catch up with us and answer some of our questions.

        - What excites you these days?

        "Lately, I've been really into rock climbing. I'm on the slender side, so I think that's why I find it easier."

        - Do you have plans for the summer? If you have, this is a chance for you to secretly reveal them...

        "I think I will be in Busan a lot during the summer to shoot the movie. Since I really like Busan, it will feel just as if I was on vacation. Whether it is the climate or the food, I think it lacks nothing. See you all in Busan!"

        - Aside from Korean and English, are there other languages you'd like to learn?

        "If I get the chance, I would like to learn French or German. I think the accents of those languages are very charming."

        - What is Choi Woo Shik's perfect date like?

        "A date out on the streets, holding hands. I like active dates that involve nature, like camping, picnics, and fishing."

        - Who's your ideal type of K-Pop girl group?

        "A-Pink!! They're a really cute girl group."

        - Have you made friends with other actors through your work?

        "Definitely! So far, I've made friends with Park Seo Joon, Jung Suk Won, Choi Jae Hwan, Lee Shi Un, and many more. I tend to make friends with older guys. My trip to Southeast Asia with Seo Joon was especially fun and unforgettable."

        - What's your most memorable scene from "Fool's Love"?

        "My time with Geum Dong was particularly memorable. I was pretty worried because I'd never worked with babies before, but it felt healing just to be with him."

        - How long did it take to get the "chick dance" right?

        "Actually, that children's song was totally improvised on set, along with the dance!"

        You portray Young Kuk in "Bound for Busan"—what is that character like?

        "Young Kuk is a baseball player. He's a brave high school student who struggles to save people during a disaster caused by a strange virus."

        - What're your future plans? What kind of roles would you like to play?

        "For now I'm concentrating on the movie shoot, but I hope you'll be seeing me in a drama again soon! There isn't one particular character I'd like to play—instead, I'd like to find a role that I can play really well. I would like to show familiar acting that people don't find uncomfortable. I will continue to work hard in the future, so thank you for your continuing support!"


        Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, Choi Woo Shik—we look forward to seeing "Bound for Busan"!

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        Join in on the fun of volunteering and become part of this month’s “Viki Hot 100”! During the last week of May, be one of the top 100 volunteers, and you’ll receive one of our special, limited-edition badges to display on your profile page!

        The top 100 will receive either a gold, silver, or bronze badge based on number of contributions!

        Ready to get started? Find out more here:

        • Event period: May 25th - May 31st, 2015 (UTC)
        • Badges will be distributed the first week of June
        • Volunteer on one of the thousands of videos on Viki, by either subtitling or segmenting!
        • The Top 100 Viki users with the highest number of contributions (subtitles and/or segments) during the event period will receive a special, limited-edition badge
        Need a refresher on how to volunteer?:

        Looking for a video to work on?
        • Head over to Project Finder on the Community page, the Viki Discussions’ Project Board, or the top of your profile to find a video that needs your help.
        • As a courtesy, message the Channel Manager or respective language moderator to let them know you’re interested & get started!

        Don’t know another language? No worries!

        • Segmenting (setting the timing of the subtitles) and captioning (creating subtitles in the show’s origin language) are great ways to contribute! Check out the top of your profile for video recommendations!

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        On May 26, the 51st Baeksang Arts Awards were held at Kyung Hee University in Seoul. Broadcast by JTBC, the awards honored achievements in the Korean entertainment industry and included live performances from Jung Yong Hwa of K-Pop group CNBLUE and Park Jin Young, who paused during "Who's Your Mama" to say hi to drama idol Lee Min Ho. The gesture was not lost on fans of Lee Min Ho's girlfriend Suzy, whose K-Pop group Miss A is managed by the singer's agency JYP Entertainment.

        Many familiar names won big at the awards show, with Lee Min Ho winning the Most Popular Actor in Film Award for his role in "Gangnam Blues." He was joined on stage by fellow "Heirs" alums Park Shin Hye and Krystal. Park Shin Hye won the Most Popular Actress in Film award for "The Royal Tailor," while Krystal won the Most Popular Actress in TV Award for "She's So Lovable."

        Other notable awards include Kim Won Seok winning the Best Director in TV Award for his work on "Misaeng." The hit series' actors Lee Sung Min and Im Siwan claimed the Best Actor in TV and Best New Actor in TV Awards, respectively. The Grand Prize in Film went to Choi Min Sik for his role in "The Admiral: Roaring Currents." American audiences may recognize the iconic actor from movies such as "Oldboy,""I Saw the Devil," and "Lucy." The Grand Prize in TV went to Na Yeong Seok for "Grandpas Over Flowers," and "Three Meals a Day." Go here for a full list of nominees and winners.

        Unfortunately, fan favorite show "Kill Me, Heal Me" and its lead actor Ji Sung went home empty-handed. Who do you think should have won? Let us know in the comments!

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        (Left to Right) Ha Ji Won, Ariel Lin, Lee Jin Wook, Chen Bo Lin

        If you're a fan of the Taiwanese drama "In Time With You," life is about to get twice as entertaining. The hit show has been remade into the Korean drama "The Time I've Loved You - 7000 Days." Remakes and sequels are historically unpredictable, so setting expectations can be a losing battle. What we do know is that the new drama has some great talent, just like the original. With all of those names, it may seem difficult to keep track of who's who—so we've made a guide to help straighten things out.

        Male Lead Character: Li Da Ren (Taiwanese)

        Li Da Ren works as an Airport Operations Manager. He's gentle and considerate, but sometimes his over-politeness towards women gets misunderstood for affection. He's surrounded by proud, independent women like his mother, sister, and best friend, Cheng You Qing—so he's able to understand their personalities and motivations.

        Chen Bo Lin portrays Li Da Ren in the original series, a performance which garnered him the Best Actor in a TV Series Award at the 47th Golden Bell Awards (Taiwan's equivalent of the Emmys.) At 31 years old, Chen Bo Lin is an established film actor—with roles in popular works like "Snowfall in Taipei,""Buddha Mountain," and "20 Once Again." But it truly was his 2011 "In Time With You" role that propelled him to stardom, being rated the "ideal boyfriend" for female audiences worldwide.

        Male Lead Character: Choi Won (Korean)

        Choi Won is a sweet wanna-be boyfriend in the Korean remake. Appearing on the surface as a normal athletic man, he is in fact secretly nursing a wound left by the trauma of his mother's abandonment years ago. Even though he is popular among women, his relationships don't last long because of his best friend of 20 years.

        Initially a print model, Lee Jin Wook made his acting debut in 2004 short film "My New Boyfriend," and is known for his work in "Spy Myungwol." He also starred in the 2014 hit film 'Miss Granny', which was remade in China recently and coincidentally also starred Chen Bo Lin! Additionally, he has acted in the dramas "I Need Romance 2,""Nine: 9 Times Time Travel," and "The Three Musketeers."

        Female Lead Character: Chen You Qing (Taiwanese)

        Opinionated and obstinate, Chen You Qing doesn't have many friends except for lifelong best friend Li Da Ren. You Qing works as a manager of a shoe manufacturing company.

        Ariel Linportrays Chen You Qing in the original Taiwanese series. Aside from her impressive filmography, the newlywed Lin has been dominating the news with her recent advance into the Chinese drama genre. Like Chen Bo Lin, her performance was also honored at the 47th Golden Bell Awards, where she won the Best Leading Actress in a TV Series Award. Lin has played a wide range of personalities, from a lovestruck young woman in "It Started With a Kiss" to the authoritative female figure of "In Time With You," to the innocent seer in her latest drama "Lan Ling Wang."

        Female Lead Character: Jang Ha Na (Korean)

        Ha Ji Won portrays Jang Ha Na in the Korean remake. The award-winning South Korean actress made her debut in the 1996 drama "Adult's Don't Know." Also check her out in "Empress Ki,""The King 2 Hearts," and "Secret Garden." Ha Ji Won has worked with an amazing line-up of established actors such as So Ji Sub, Jo In Sung, Jang Geun Suk, Lee Seung Gi, Ji Chang Wook, Hyun Bin and Lee Seo Jin.

        Going beyond the small screen, the actress also proved her talent in "Haeundae," a 2009 disaster movie that hit #8 in the Korean Box Office. At the 2010 Baeksang Awards, she was awarded 'Best Actress' for her movie "Closer to Heaven." She was also the first Korean actor to sign with Hollywood talent agency UTA.

        The Taiwanese original 'In Time With You' will soon be available on Viki, so favorite the channel and remember to keep your eyes peeled for Korean remake 'The Time I've Loved You - 7000 Days" coming June 27!

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        We tend to focus on the big-name drama idols, mostly to vicariously live through their high-stakes world of fame and fortune. Yet when it comes to raw acting talent, the playing field should remain even. In the name of recognizing rising talent, we're singling out rookie actor Ji Soo of "Angry Mom" as someone to keep an eye on.

        In "Angry Mom," Ji Soo portrays high school bully Go Bok Dong, and from his first scene he captivates viewers with a surprisingly high level of talent. Aside from viewers, media outlets have picked up on the young star's success, with photoshoots abounding following the first episode's airing.

        Go Bok Dong as a character is an appealing first role, with his callous exterior giving way to inner sensitivity and insecurity. Such a character provides Ji Soo a showcase for two sides his acting chops, and allows him to find a plausible balance between the tough guy archetype and the road-weary orphan. Particularly polarizing is his wariness of nice people who "weaken him" while he gravitates towards other outwardly street-hardened characters who he understands.

        Although "Angry Mom" has come to an end, with its finale airing on May 7th, the silver lining is that now you can binge-watch the entire series! On the last day of filming, Ji Soo brought a coffee truck to the set as a gift, as he wanted to give something back to the staff members—with his Instagram caption reading, "I'm really happy to see our crew members and senior actors enjoying the coffee breaks even though the breaks are short."

        Ji Soo also recorded a send-off video, expressing his sadness for the filming coming to a close but happiness and gratitude for the experience the work has given him.

        How do you feel about Ji Soo's rising star power? Want to see more of the young actor? Let us know in the comments below!

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