POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, Aug 8, 2010
The Korean restaurant and karaoke bar to hang out at nowadays is Cafe Duck Butt in Kakaako. Consider it a Korean tapas place to wind down with friends and $1 songs.
The new ownership has taken a progressive stance on Korean food. Popular items include poke, Korean-style fried chicken and my favorite, tripe. You might also want to try the Korean tacos, offering a choice of bulgogi, spicy pork or chicken, marinated with Korean chili soy vinaigrette and romaine slaw and cilantro. Happy hour is from 5 to 8 p.m.
Tonight, 6:45 p.m.: Jin-su's attempt to flee the city fails when Seung-yeon says she can't go far away. Eun-young is disappointed with Jin-su, who doesn't take her feelings seriously. Eun-young's grandfather comes to Seoul.
Tonight, 7:45 p.m.: Seung-yeon's heart races every time Jin-su comes near, and she's worried Jin-su will notice. Jin-su tells Seung-yeon to come up with an idea to keep Ji-won away from Eun-young. Eun-young likes Seung-yeon's idea of making Jin-su look like her boyfriend.
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Mee-jin ends it with Sung-jae, but he can't accept it. Gun-hee keeps helping Ji-yong at the restaurant. Gun-hee's mom tells Gun-hee and Sae-hee to get married or she'll disown them. Ha-yong and Ki-hoon set the date. Ki-hoon bumps into an ex-girlfriend at a shop.
Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Mee-jin's conflicted about her breakup with Sung-jae. She feels that she will always live in Ji-yong's shadow. Gun-hee sabotages his first date, making his mom mad. Woo-jin's depressed about his sister's death and looks for Yong-sil for comfort. In-soo talks to his ex-wife's son to find out how she ended up so sick. He feels terrible about the way they're living.
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Jaein fails to bring the glass mask from Japan, but Mrs. Shin keeps bugging her about it. Taesung returns to Korea and hears from Detective Kwak that the other Taesung is involved in Sunyoung's death. Terra, Monet and Mrs. Shin attend a charity event. Monet asks producer Jang to have Gunwook call her when he returns from Japan.
Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Gunwook and Jaein go to a bar to have a drink together, but Taesung calls Gunwook and asks him to run an errand. Gunwook leaves Jaein at the bar and heads out to run Taesung's errand but finds out that Taesung lied to give him a hard time. Taesung calls Monet and tells her that Gunwook seems to be interested in Jaein.
="Life Is Beautiful"
Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Suja arranges a blind date for Byunggul at his insistence. But when Byunggul shows up and sees the woman, he lies to her and runs away. Chaeyoung wants to see Taeseop's new place, but he invites her to Gyungsu's place, saying it's nicer. Chayoung shows up with three mugs, one for Taeseop, Gyungsu and herself.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Hoseop's sudden distance makes Yeonju feel uncomfortable, and she asks him whether he's mad at her. Hoseops asks her whether it bothers her. Chaeyong tells Taeseop she's going back to Japan, saying she suddenly felt pathetic trying to remain good friends with him. Jihye catches Soo-il watching a movie with his female co-worker.
Jeff Chung is the general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles in Hawaii. He can be reached at 521-8066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.