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Many celebs double up on Facebook accounts

By Jeff Chung

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Korean celebrities are using Facebook to keep in touch with each other and their fans. Most have two accounts, one for their public and another for personal use. How can you tell the difference? One giveaway is that on fan accounts, profile pictures are professional, whereas on the others, photos are more candid. Also, the number of friends is much larger on fan accounts. I have found Facebook to be a great tool for talking directly to celebrities, directors and producers, helping me to get the latest information on Korean entertainment.

THIS WEEK'S SYNOPSES

"Paradise Ranch"
Episodes 13 and 14

Today, 6:45 p.m.: Dong-ju tells Jin-young he moved out of Daji's ranch. Daji pretends she's happy Dong-ju's gone. Yun-ho misses Daji but tries his best to patch things up with Mil-hea.

Today, 7:45 p.m.: Forest finally runs, and Daji and Dong-ju jump for joy. But their joy is shortlived when Daji's father walks in on them. Daji's father is furious and tells her he'll sell the ranch and leave Jeju. Daji runs away in protest.

"Smile, Mom"
Episodes 32 and 33

Tomorrow, 7:45 p.m.: Dallae ends up in the hospital after trying to take her own life at her party. Dallae's career seems to be over, but Bok-hee won't let it go. Mo-roo's nomination is confirmed. Meanwhile, Shin-yong tries to get the 300 signatures needed to run as a private party.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Seo-poong finds out that Bomi's her lost daughter after all. She struggles with who Bomi is and her guilt over having lost Kashi. Bomi goes to meet her birth mother after she gets a call from a private eye. She becomes more bitter when her mother doesn't show up. Min-joo finds out that she has Alz­hei­mer's disease.

"49 Days"
Episodes 3 and 4

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Ji-hyun is shocked to see Min-ho and In-jung together. Han Kang finds Ji-hyun sitting in front of the building. She tells Han Kang that she saw her fiance, then she faints with the résumé in her hands.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Ji-hyun goes to her house to find the seal but quickly hides when she hears someone coming. Min-ho searches Ji-hyun's room for the seal but can't find it. Han Kang gets mad at Ie-gyung for leaving work, and they get into an argument.

"New Tales of Gisaeng"
Episodes 15 and 16

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Hwa-ja finds out Sa-ran's not her husband's biological daughter, but she acts even nicer to her thinking she might marry into a rich family. Damo takes a trip to sort out his feelings for Sa-ran, but he misses her even more. Damo's grandma invites Sa-ran to the house for dinner and tells her to date her grandson.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Ra-ra is outraged when she finds out Sa-ran is dating Damo. Grandma tells Damo's parents she wants Sa-ran to be Damo's wife. But his parents are not happy with Sa-ran's unemployed father and her mother who works in Bu Yong Gak. Gong-ju is starting to develop feelings for Son-ja. Damo decides to break up with Sa-ran.

Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles. Reach him at 521-8066 or jeffchung@kbfd.com.






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