Manila Korean Times

Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum for MBC’s Kill Me, Heal Me


With the immense success of the revenge romance drama, Secret popularly known also as Secret Love, seeing our beloved Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum team up once again in a drama is truly great news and a good start for the year 2015 for all the fans worldwide. They previously and extremely hooked and nailed us up high on their priceless performance as couple who transcend anger, revenge and love in the said drama.

The mentioned stars are the main leads for the MBC’s newest drama titled, ‘Kill Me, Heal Me’ to be aired on the month of January, 2015. It is a love story about Cha Do Hyun (played by Ji Sung), a chaebol who has a seven (7) personalities and Oh Ji Rin (played by Hwang Jung Eum), a first year psychiatric specialized doctor who will secretly treats him and eventually, loves him in the long run. This medical romance drama will be aired on Wednesday and Thursday 21:55 time slot formerly filled by Mr. Back.


Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum will be working with a powerful set of supporting casts as well namely: Kim Yuri (from The Master’s Sun, Full Sun) who will be playing as Cha Do Hyun’ first love and Oh Min-seok (from Misaeng, Joseon Gunman) who will be playing as Cha Do Hyun’s contender as company successor and Park Seo-Joon (from Witch’s Romance, Dream High Season 2) who is Hwang Jung Eum’s brother and a mystery novelist.

For all the fans, most especially to the Filipino fans, this is indeed an early Christmas and New Year present. This is the answer to all our wishful hopes in seeing Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum co-starred in another set of exceptional episodes in a drama.

* Photo credits to Ockoala of Koalas Playground
(Posted: July 26, 2013 at

December 13, 2014 |

Bernard Park, Got7 and Sistar to Heat up Kpop Convention 6


It’s been six years since Philippine K-pop Convention, Inc. brought us The Philippine K-Pop Convention and every year it gets bigger and better! Mark your calendars because the grandest, most attended, longest-running, and most prestigious Kpop event in the country is back! Happening on December 28, 2014 at SMX Halls 3&4.

This year, PKCI teamed up once again with Pulp Live World to give us another spectacular event. The Kpop stage will sizzle because the sexy Girl Group “Sistar”, JYP’s New Boy Group “Got7” and JYP’s New Solo Artist “Bernard Park” will be gracing the event. Moreover, 50 affiliated Fan Clubs will have their booths inside the venue where you can mingle and spazz with your fellow Kpop fans. Kpop Con 6 will not be complete without the classic Kpop competitions such as the Philippine Kpop Dance Battle, Kpop Singing Star, Kpop Kosplay, Kpop Con K-Fashion Invasion, and the Philippine Kpop Awards. Fangirling with a cause indeed as Gawad Kalinga, Philippine Animal Welfare Society and PKCI’s student scholars are the beneficiaries for this year.


Tickets will be available starting Nov. 30, 2014 at 10am thru SM Tickets Nationwide.

For Royalty Orders (photo op, high five options) you may only purchase them thru Pulp office starting November 29 (Saturday) 12noon to 6PM at the ff numbers:

*For sure buyers, you may also drop by at PULP office, at 284 E.Rodriguez Sr. Ave, Quezon City.between 12noon to 5PM,to secure your slots.

For more info’s check out The Philippine Kpop Convention on Facebook.

December 1, 2014 |

The “Jipangyi Craze” in the Philippines


Due to the undeniable penetration of Hallyu wave in our country, there’s no doubt that Korean Culture influenced Filipinos in one way or another. KPop and Korean Dramas are among the few stuff that captivated us. As a Hallyu enthusiast, you will not settle to these things, soon you’ll find yourself yearning for more, and Korean food will be next on your list. Aside from Korean restaurants which are visible in every corner of the cities, Korean marts and groceries where you can find Korean fast foods and snacks are also budding. (more…)

November 6, 2014 |

Kevin of U-kiss expressed his excitement for KNation Music Showcase 2014


September 30, 2014, Kevin Woo made Filipino Kiss Me (U-Kiss fans) even more thrilled for the upcoming event KNation Music Showcase 2014 with his twitter post “Mabuhay Manila! Are you ready for U-KISS on Oct. 5th? It’s been so long! We really missed Pinoy KISSme. See you in a few days” It only proves that Kevin and the rest of U-Kiss are anticipating their reunion with Filipino Kiss me.

Kim Kyoung Jae (Eli), Lee Kiseop, Yeo Hoonmin (Hoon), Shin Soohyun, Kim Jaeseop (AJ), Woo Sung Hyun (Kevin), and Lee Junyoung (Jun) collectively known as U-Kiss will visit the Philippines for the fifth time. U-kiss captured the heart of Pinoy Fans with their hit single “Bingeul Bingeul” (Round Round), which was a chart-topping single in the country in 2010. (more…)

October 1, 2014 |

SIM Entertainment celebrated their 10th-Year-Anniversary in Cebu, Philippines


Despite of the storm during the weekends, Koreans still find the Philippines as a vacation sanctuary. More and more Korean celebrities are being captivated by beautiful tourist spots in the Philippines. Most common places visited by well known celebrities are Davao, Palawan, Boracay and Cebu where you can be one with nature and savor the tranquility of world famous beaches.

Yesterday, Lee Dongwi (donghwi) posted a photo on Instagram. The photo showed palm trees which can only found on South East Asian countries. Few hours after he posted it, fans and netizens confirmed that the photo was taken in the Philippines. He was in the Philippines with his Co-Artists from SIM Entertainment to celebrate their 10th year anniversary at JPark Island Resort Cebu.

Joo Won is well known in the Philippines because of the drama “Baker King” which was dubbed in Tagalog and was aired a few years back. He was also one of the casts of “Good Doctor” where he showcased one-of-a-kind acting. Some Korean celebrities who came with Joo Won are Uhm Taewoong (Queen Seondeok and Man of Equator), Yu Haejin (The Flu and Tazza 2: The Hidden Card), Lee Donghwi (Tazza 2: The Hidden Card), Kang Byul, (Rooftop Prince) and Kim Yoonseok (The Thieves, Yellow Sea and Tazza 2: The Hidden Card) (more…)

September 23, 2014 |

Spotify Asia launches the best of K-Pop playlist


Attention all music lovers – hallyu is taking Spotify by storm! The world’s leading music streaming service today rolls out its first-ever curated Asian playlist bringing music fans the best of K-Pop.

K-Pop Daebak (‘Awesome’) features the hottest songs from all-time favourite Korean idols, such as BigBang, 2NE1, EXO, and Girls’ Generation, upcoming rookie groups BTS, Boys Republic, Akdong Musician & Red Velvet, as well as the latest releases from Super Junior, Taemin, B1A4 and HyunA.

The playlist also includes the debut single from YG Entertainment’s newest group, WINNER, who has recently launched their album, 2014 S/S, on Spotify. WINNER’s track, Empty, has been dominating various music charts for the entire month since the album launch. The five-member boy band is YG Entertainment’s first boy group in eight years since BigBang. (more…)

September 22, 2014 |

B.A.P Philippines’ 2nd fan gathering: Earth’s most wanted


B.A.P Philippines recently held its second major fan gathering on August 30, 2014 at the Jackman Plaza, Munoz to celebrate the second anniversary of South Korea’s hip-hop boy group, Best Absolute Perfect (B.A.P) and to collect donations for its UNICEF Project. The theme for this year’s gathering is “Earth’s Most Wanted: The Second Landing”, indicating the boy group’s latest promotional campaign. The six members of the group each have a corresponding word that describes the theme, such as: justicepassionhappinessemotion, love, and you which have been used on their posters in their Earth Needs tour. (more…)

September 17, 2014 |
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