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Korean visits to Hawaii expand with added flights

By Jeff Chung

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Korean entertainment has been in Hawaii for a while, but the next wave of Korean culture will be tourists. Korean Air already increased its number of direct flights between Korea and Hawaii by three flights per week in June. Now the airline is hinting at four additional flights per week as early as this spring to total two flights a day. Hawaiian Air will also begin direct flights four times a week between South Korea and Honolulu beginning Jan. 12. By spring there could be 18 weekly flights between South Korea and Honolulu, which will equal a tremendous increase in Korean tourism.

 

THIS WEEK'S SYNOPSES

"I Am Legend"
Episodes 7 and 8

Tonight, 6:45 p.m.: Tae-hyun and Seol-hee are both surprised to see Ji-wook and Seung-hae getting out of the car. Tae-hyun is shocked to hear Seung-hae and Ji-wook are more than colleagues. Seung-hae is also stunned when she finds out Seol-hee had come to the summerhouse. Seung-hae tells Tae-hyun to cut ties with Seol-hee.

Tonight, 7:45 p.m.: Ji-wook's mother takes the witness stand and gives tearful testimony. Seol-hee is stunned by her lies. Areum rushes into the courtroom with a memo from Mr. Go and Seol-hee asks for recess. Mr. Go hands her the CD from Park Gi-chul. Ji-wook is terrified and asks Seol-hee to settle out of court.

"Definitely Neighbors"
Episodes 41 and 42

Tomorrow, 7:45 p.m.: Woo-jin tells Jong-soon that he's going to marry Yong-sil. She tries to talk him out of it, but he won't hear it. Jong-min becomes part of the In-soo's family. Sung-jae and Mee-jin get into an argument when she confronts him about telling his mom he's not going to marry her.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Sung-jae's brother blames him for letting Jong-soon run away. Jong-soon realizes that she ended up just giving her son a hard time and decides to go back home. Mee-jin goes to see her at home and they come to an agreement. Gun-hee, Ji-yong, and Eun-seo have a great time at the amusement park.

"My Girlfriend is a Nine-tailed Fox"
Episodes 7 and 8

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: When Miho jumps off the railing, Daewoong quickly follows her to the railing worried. Miho, while jumping off the railing, hit a sign and hurt her arm. Since Hyein saw everything that happened, Daewoong tells the truth about Miho to Hyein. Hyein leaves Daewoong and Miho feels bad for Daewoong.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Daewoong and Miho go to the movie theater. Miho tries to hold him like the other couples, but Daewoong doesn't let her. Daewoong buys a calendar to mark off their 100 days together. Miho asks Dongju what humans like. Dongju tells her that humans like money.

"Life Is Beautiful"
Episodes 45 and 46

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Preoccupied while talking to Yeonju, Hosup leaves the dock without his customers and doesn't realize he's alone in the ship until he gets to the dive site. Grandma is ecstatic about Byungjun's wedding but tells Taeup she'll be even happier when he gets married. Ara and Byungjun decide to go to Japan to meet Ara's father.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Minjae prepares breakfast for Ara and Byungjun on the morning they leave for Japan. Ara is grateful for the gesture and thanks her. Everyone's at the dinner table enjoying dessert when Minjae gets a text message. Jihye checks her mother's phone and finds out that her birth father had wanted to see her before he died.

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 jeffchung@kbfd.com.






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