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Song Hye-kyo April 24, 2009

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Song Hye Kyo (born February 26, 1982) is a South Korean model and actress. Song made her debut by winning the Grand Prize in model search in SunKyung Smart and starring in a Sunday morning drama called Happy Morning (KBS, 1996). She starred in number of hit dramas including All In, Autumn Fairy Tale, and Full House. Due to her popularity she can be seen frequently on advertisements when she is not acting. She is currently signed to Eden 9 talent agency.

Career

Song debuted in the entertainment industry when she won the Grand Prize in SunKyung Smart, a school uniform company in 1996 when she was finishing her third year in junior high school. It was not long until she starred in her first drama, Happy Morning. Since then, she would continued to star in a string of various dramas and sitcoms but it wasn’t until the KBS drama Autumn Fairy Tale in 2000 with Song Seung-hun and Won Bin that Song rose to fame throughout Asia. The show quickly became popular as it depicted a tragic love story between three people.

Song’s popularity continued to climb when she played a leading role in the poker drama All In, alongside Lee Byung-Hun. The drama was so popular that the title of the show itself entered everyday vocabulary in Korea.

Song then played as a supporting role in the drama Sunlight Pours Down, and later in the popular TV comedy series Full House, in which she co-starred with pop figure Rain. Full House became one of the highest rating drama during its year. After the successful Full House, Song starred in the movie, My Girl And I, which was critically panned by audience and critics alike. Song went on a 2-year hiatus afterward, returning to acting to star in her second film, the movie-version of Hwang Jin-i, which was released in South Korea on June 6, 2007, as the kisaeng Hwang Jin-i. Though promoted heavily, it fared poorly at the box office.

She is planning to release a video album, produced by StarM Planning entertainment company because she has been pursuing her dream of becoming a “hallyu queen” in Japan. However, while the shooting is already completed, the release date is still unconfirmed. She also became known in computer graphics circles when Indonesian 3D artist Max Edwin Wahyudi created a remarkable quality 3D picture of her. Not only does she act, she models for several big name clothing companies such as Levi, Laneige, etc. In late 2008, Song starred in KBS2 Miniseries The World They Live In, together with fellow Korean actor Hyun Bin. At the 2008 Cannes Festival, Director John Woo announced Song will be starring in his next work 1949, joining Taiwanese actor Chang Chen. 1949 started filming at the end of 2008 and aims to release sometime in 2010.

Television Show
Year Title Role Network Channel
2009 Full House (Season 2) Jessie Han KBS2 Miniseries
2008 The World That They Live In (그들이 사는 세상) TBA KBS2 Miniseries
2004 Full House (Season 1) (풀하우스) Jessie Han KBS Miniseries
2004 Sunlight Pours Down (Sunshine of Love]’) (햇빛 쏟아지다) TBA SBS Miniseries
2003 All In (올인) TBA SBS Miniseries
2001 Hotelier(호텔리어) TBA MBC Miniseries
2001 Guardian Angel (수호천사) TBA SBS Miniseries
2000 Music Bank Host KBS
2000 Endless Love I: Autumn in My Heart (가을동화) TBA KBS Miniseries
1999 Comedy: Soonpoong Clinic (순풍 산부인과) TBA SBS Miniseries
1999 Sunday Morning Drama: Sweet Bride TBA SBS Miniseries
1999 Angels in LoveLetter Skit TBA
1998 Situation Comedy: Who am I? (나 어때?) TBA SBS
1998 Special Drama: ‘A White Night 3.98 (백야 3.98) TBA SBS
1998 Gippeun Toyoil (Happy Saturday) Host SBS
1998 Situation Comedy: Marching TBA SBS
1998 Special Summer Evening Drama: Lively Eyes TBA
1998 Week Drama: Five Siblings TBA MBC
1997 Dalkomhan Sinbu TBA KBS
1997 Jack (Couple match) TBA MBC
1997 Wedding Dress TBA KBS
1996 Weekend Drama: First love (첫사랑) TBA KBS
1996 Sunday Morning Drama: Merry Morning TBA KBS

Movies

* 2009: 1949
* 2008 Hollywood Indie Film: Make Yourself at Home
* 2007 Sidus: Hwang Jin-i (황진이)
* 2005 Sidus: My Girl and I (파랑주의보)

Awards

* 2008 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple (with Hyeon Bin Won)
* 2004 KBS Drama Awards: Best Actress (Full House)
* 2004 KBS Drama Awards: Most Popular Actress in Asia
* 2004 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple (with Rain)
* 2003 SBS Drama Awards: Best Actress (Full House)
* 2003 SBS Drama Awards: Top 5 Star
* 2002 CE (China Entertainment) TV Awards: Top 10 Asian Entertainer
* 2001 SBS TV Awards: SBS Top 10 Star
* 2001 37th Baeksang Art Awards: Most Popular Award (TV category)
* 2001 Gold Song Awards (Hong Kong): Top Korean Star
* 2000 KBS Drama Awards: Photogenic Award (Endless Love I)
* 2000 KBS Drama Awards: Most Popular Actress (Endless Love I)
* 1998 SBS TV Awards: Best Newcomer Award (Soonpoong Clinic)
* 1996 First Prize for MTM (Model Talent Management)

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My Girl and I April 24, 2009

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My Girl and I is a 2005 South Korean film directed by Jeon Yun-su. It is a remake of the Japanese film Socrates in Love.

Main Characters

* Song Hye Kyo as Su-eun
* Cha Tae-hyun as Kim Su Ho

Synopsis
Song Hye Kyo’s debut movie “My Girl and I” is a heartwarming story about true love and happiness. The film starts in modern day Korea where we see Kim Su Ho (Cha Tae-hyun) return to his hometown after ten years to attend a reunion with his high school friends. He sadly strolls as he hears a female voice in his head calling out his name.

The next scene shows us Su Ho’s three friends celebrating and talking about Su Ho. They doubt that he’ll attend their reunion because he apparently hasn’t gotten over some girl. It is said that on that day of their reunion, it is the death anniversary of a girl named Su-eun. To everyone’s surprise, Su Ho enters and warmly greets his friends.

After celebrating, the four friends go to a lighthouse where Su Ho’s friend shouts, “Bae Su-eun, my friend’s brain is small but is filled with endless thoughts of you. Please let my friend go.” Su Ho becomes emotional and starts to cry.

The next scene is a flashback wherein a younger Su Ho is rescued from drowning by a pretty girl. Her beeper got lost in the process of rescuing him but she just walked away. Su Ho then wakes up and thinks that his friends had saved him from drowning.

The next scene leads us to a music class. Su Ho and his classmates were asked to sing in chorus. He sang normally just like the other students but was distracted when his classmate, Bae Su-eun started staring at him. Su Ho suddenly became conscious and curious at the same time. After all, Su-eun is the prettiest girl in their high school, so why should she show interest in the ordinary-looking Su Ho? Su-eun notices the expression on Su Ho’s face and quickly looks away. Su Ho’s classmate and friend sits in front of him, sighs and says “What will I do? I have to concentrate on my studies.” He told Su Ho that Su-eun always stares at him in class. Su Ho just shrugged for he thought that Su-eun may actually be interested in him but was not.

After class, Su Ho and Su-eun pass by each other in the hallway. They were about to walk past each other when they got into each other’s way. They repeatedly tried several methods so that they could easily pass but it often resulted in Su Ho blocking Su-eun’s way and vice versa. Finally, Su Ho held Su-eun’s shoulders and passed by the small space to Su-eun’s right. Su Ho was about to walk away when Su-eun called him. She asked him to buy her a croquette (bread stuffed with vegetables or meat) which naturally surprised Su Ho. He knew that if he and Su-eun ate together, other people might think that they’re going out and it would be hard for both of them but especially for him because Su-eun had many suitors from all over the school. But in the end, Su Ho still bought two croquettes and when the other students noticed, they immediately assumed that the two were dating.

Word spread fast and soon the captain of the Judo club who had his eyes set on Su-eun sought Su Ho. He threatened to beat Su Ho but Su Ho immediately said that he wasn’t seeing Su-eun. By chance, Su-eun passed by and when the captain asked if she was seeing Su Ho, she quickly replied that they are indeed going out. The captain got really mad and threw Su Ho down the floor. Su Ho’s friends arrived to rescue him and immediately they escaped.

Su Ho and Su-eun stayed by the boardwalk where a lighthouse stood. The two spoke for a while wherein Su-eun hinted to Su Ho that she saved him but he was really really slow minded and he couldn’t comprehend what she was trying to say. Su-eun asked him to get her a beeper for she lost hers because of him. Su Ho didn’t understand and she got irritated and called him a dummy. Later, they watched the sun set together.

Su Ho then walked Su-eun home and she wrote her beeper number on a piece of fruit for she was afraid that her parents and especially her strict and “scary” father would find out. Although her beeper was lost, she could still receive and leave messages on its system. That night, Su-eun and Su Ho confessed their feelings for each other.

The next day, Su Ho was called out of class because his grandfather supposedly collapsed. He quickly went to his grandfather’s home and found him alive and looked normal. Turns out, he just faked a stroke so that he could share the story of his first love to Su Ho. Again, by chance, Su-eun arrived bringing Su Ho’s bag. Although reluctant at first, Su Ho’s grandfather shared his story to a complete stranger.

When he was young, Su Ho’s grandfather joined the army and was assigned to a different region in Korea. He was separated from his first love, Soon-Im. He left her a necklace to remember him by.

Years passed and soon he became an undertaker. Once, he was asked to prepare a funeral and as it turned out, the dead man was Soon-Im’s husband. They couldn’t even say a word to each other and soon he married another woman, Su Ho’s grandmother.

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Su Ho then realizes that he loves Su-eun and he wishes for her to be his destiny so that they wouldn’t suffer the same fate as his grandfather. Using a payphone, Su Ho left a message on Su-eun’s beeper. In it he said that he wished she could be his destiny, completely unaware that she was behind him until she replied, “Me too.”

From that day on, Su Ho and Su-eun officially became a couple.

Su Ho’s friends proposed an outing–an overnight stay in Fog Island. As Su Ho and Su-eun arrived together at the pier, he finds out that his friends tricked him so that he and Su-eun would have some time alone. He made up lies to cover up but she was smart and knew that it was only the two of them alone. At first, Su-eun seemed mad but then she herself bought two tickets to Fog Island.

At the island their love deepened even more. One night, they had their first kiss.

Things were going so well until one day, Su-eun fainted and her body started to weaken. Su Ho rushed her to the hospital and tried to live his life normally.

He visited her everyday. What he thought was just simple anemia turned out to be leukemia. Su Eun was going to die even if the doctors try to operate on her. Her one last wish was to go back to Fog Island, where their love bloomed.

Another woman also had a last wish before she died–Soon-Im. She wished to be reunited with her first love, Su Ho’s grandfather. He even prepared her funeral and was reunited with his first love, the woman he had loved for 50 years.

One day, when Su Ho visited the hospital, Su-eun expressed her last wish and before she could say anything else, he brought out two ferry tickets for Fog Island. On the day of their departure, a typhoon struck and all trips were cancelled. Su Ho desperately tried to convince the authorities to let them travel but to no avail.

As he was arguing with the management, Su-eun felt even weaker and she knew it was already her time. She said her last words and wished for Su Ho in her mind. As he was apologizing to her about the storm, she collapsed into Su Ho and died.

Ten years later, Su Ho returned to Fog Island and found Su-eun’s bag in the lost and found section. Inside the bag was her diary which she updated everyday. There was one entry that was written during their trip to Fog Island. It seems Su-Eun had planted seeds in the hill during their visit and promised herself that when those seeds became flowers, she’ll come back with Su Ho to that island, year after year, after year. The hill covered with flowers will be her gift to him.

Su Ho quickly went to the hill and was overjoyed to see it covered with purple flowers. He felt Bae Su-eun’s presence around him as memories of his first and true love filled his heart.

Quotes
Su-eun (in the car on the way to the pier):”My birthday…It’s a week before yours. Since I was born first, I waited alone in a world without you. In the future, I’ll wait for you a long, long time. Take your time. Stall all you like.”

Su-ho:”As long as I’ve been living, there’s never been a day without you. And there never will be.”

Bong Wey Neu: “For me first love is an unforgettable – as Su-ho’s grandfather couldn’t forget his first love while he had married with Su-ho’s grandmother, so I couldn’t forget my first love with some one…..!”

Su-Ho:”I’ve decided. Every time I laugh, cry, and live, it’ll be for you.”

Su-eun: You’ll lie sleeping through the long summer days, the long winter nights. In a hundred years, I will lie next to you. Please wait in peace until that day.

Su-uen: As your grandfather said..”only the body dies, not the mind…”

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My rating: 7,5