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Actors Bae and Park marry in intimate Seoul ceremony

By Jeff Chung
Actor Bae Yong Joon ("Winter Ballad," "Untold Scandal," "April Snow," "The Legend," "Hotelier," "Did We Really Love?," "The Barefoot Youth" and "First Love") married Park Soo Jin, an actress 13 years younger than him, MondayJuly 27 in Seoul.

Ceremony held to honor first president of S. Korea

By Jeff Chung
July 19 marked the 50th Memorial Ceremony of Syngman Rhee, founding president of the Republic of Korea. Rhee spent more than 25 years fighting for the independence movement of Korea. He was later exiled to Hawaii.

Ji-sang is touched to learn Bo-ri looked after daughter

By Jeff Chung
Sunday, 6:30 p.m.: Ji-sang is overcome with emotion when he finds out Bo-ri has been raising his daughter. Oak-soo also tries to find out whether Bo-ri is Eun-bee. Min-jung shakes in fear when Ji-sang tells her he's found their child, but that doesn't stop her from accepting Jae-hee's invitation to his house.

Cases of respiratory illness devastate tourism in Korea

By Jeff Chung
The first laboratory-confirmed case of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) was on May 20 in South Korea. MERS is a viral respiratory illness that includes symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath.

Festival at Magic Island to showcase Korean culture

By Jeff Chung
The 14th annual Korean Festival takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park.

Put cooking skills to the test to win cash, travel to Korea

By Jeff Chung
The Korean government, with the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Hono­lulu, is sponsoring the 2015 Global Taste of Korea Hawaii regional cooking contest to be held July 13 at Kapiolani Community College.

KBFD TV now broadcasts programs in high definition

By Jeff Chung
KBFD TV is one of the first Federal Communications Commission-licensed TV stations in the U.S. broadcasting Korean programming in full high definition at 1080i.

Jae-hwa, thinking Bi-dan is Bo-ri's daughter, is mad

By Jeff Chung

THIS WEEK'S SYNOPSES

"Here Comes Jang Bori"

Episodes 17 and 18

Sunday, 6:30 p.

Min-jung's mother decides to take infant to orphanage

By Jeff Chung
Sunday, 6:30 p.m.: Oak-soo senses that Min-jung's mother is hiding something about the abandoned baby. Bori dotes on the baby and cares for her, but Min-jung's mother decides to take the baby to an orphanage as Min-jung wanted to.

Min-jung targets Bori after hanbok contest loss

By Jeff Chung
THIS WEEK’S SYNOPSES • “Here Comes Jang Bori” • “Heard It Through the Grapevine” • “A Girl Who Sees Smells” • “Divorce Lawyer in Love”

Korea's hottest crime thriller lands at Pearlridge theater

By Jeff Chung
Korea's latest thriller movie, "Chronicles of Evil," was just released Friday at the Pearlridge Consolidated Theatres. Director Baek Woon-hak delivers a police detective thriller that keeps you in suspense and gives a surprise ending. The film opened May 14 in Korea and has already hit $1 million at the box office.

HD broadcast launches, heading to more channels

By Jeff Chung
KBFD started its high-definition broadcast at 12:35 p.m. Monday. If you are watching KBFD without cable on Channel 32.1, you will notice our HD signal.

Defector to speak at event about life in North Korea

By Jeff Chung
Today marks the 10th anniversary of this column and in celebration I have scheduled a special event. "North Korea: A New Generation" will feature North Korean defector Yeonmi Park, who was named one of the Top 100 Women by the BBC last year for "raising awareness of the plight of her people in North Korea."

Last Korean princess wants to learn what came of biopic

By Jeff Chung
Julia Lee Mullock, Korea's last princess, turned 92 this year. She was married to the last crown prince, Yi Gu, who died in July 2005 in Japan.

Wife's begging gets through to husband in 'Jang Bori'

By Jeff Chung
Sunday, 6:30 p.m.: Dong-hoo tells Hwa-yeon to leave the house if she's going to be the evil stepmom. Hwa-yeon begs on her knees and gets to stay. Soo-mi finds out it was In-hwa's plot to get Soo-bong to inhale gas and pretend to save him.

Hit comedy film 'Twenty' unites 3 popular actors

By Jeff Chung
The South Korean film "Twenty" opened Friday at the Pearlridge Consolidated Theatres. This film, which opened in South Korea on March 25, has surpassed 2 million ticket sales in 12 days. It's a comedy about three 20-year-olds who hit some bumps in their love life and career planning.

HIFF’s Spring Showcase features 7 Korean films

By Jeff Chung
The Hawaii International Film Festival kicked off its Spring Showcase on Friday with "A Samurai Chronicle." The Spring Showcase will continue through April 19 and close with the Zhang Yimou film "Coming Home" starring Gong Li.

Ban on smoking expanded to smaller establishments

By Jeff Chung
South Korea is becoming healthier with a recent ban on smoking in public areas.

Arrival of steakhouse adds more flavor to Seoul dining

By Jeff Chung
Steak lovers are celebrating the opening of Wolfgang's Steakhouse in Seoul. The restaurant, which opened Monday, is located in the pricey neighborhood of Chungdam-dong. It has two floors and can hold up to 200 people.

Busan film festival chief under pressure to resign

By Jeff Chung
The Busan International Film Festival is going through some changes as the festival's longtime programmer and executive director, Lee Yong-kwan, was recommended to step down this past January by Busan City Mayor Suh Byung-soo after a special audit on BIFF was taken.

Attack on U.S. envoy serves to boost ties with S. Korea

By Jeff Chung
U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert suffered injuries to his face and left hand after he was attacked by a radical activist with a 10-inch knife March 5 in South Korea.

Large loan on 'Family Is Coming' stirs up inheritance speculation

By Jeff Chung
Although Dong-seok caught Jun-hui lying about having amnesia, his feelings for her still overpower the betrayal. Everyone is up in arms when they find out that Keut-sun gave Dong-seok $300,000 to pay off the loan on the house.

Parade, fireworks and more dazzle at Honolulu Festival

By Jeff Chung
Get ready for the 21st Annual Hono­lulu Festival, taking place Friday to March 8. Highlights include a grand parade in Waikiki, educational programs, the Friendship Party at the Hawai‘i Convention Center, a craft fair, workshops, performances and a Nagoya Fireworks show, which is dazzling every year.

Wedding costs skyrocket to an average of $250,000

By Jeff Chung
Finding your "Seoul" mate is already difficult, but with wedding costs skyrocketing to a new high, marriage is becoming out of reach for many.

'C'est Si Bon' fills screen with music and melodrama

By Jeff Chung
Korean movies with nostalgia-themed story­lines seem to be a hit at theaters recently. "Ode to My Father," a film that follows a family from the Korean War to the 1980s, has sold more than 13 million tickets.

Family misadventures get fresh look and wind down

By Jeff Chung
Audrey Jung (Keut-soon) is finally going back to Korea after 50 years. During those 50 years, it seems that she's managed to save quite a bit of money. She's returning to give it to her children, Dal-su and Dal-ja, whom she abandoned 50 years ago.

Hwa-ran faces deportation after being caught by police

By Jeff Chung
Hwa-ran gets caught by the police and is sent to Immigration to be deported. Ki-jun visits her where she is being held, and tells her that he loves her and for her to wait for him. Hwa-ran convinces Ki-jun not to give up and goes back to Hadurok-ri.

Cabbage prices, meteorites come tumbling in 'Farmer'

By Jeff Chung
Everyone is worried about Yun-hui and Min-ho after Min-ho goes to see his father in Seoul. Yun-hui puts on a tough act, but she is hurt and worried. Min-ki doesn't know what he's feeling when he sees Hyeok comforting Yun-hui.

Film reaches milestone of 10 million tickets sold

By Jeff Chung
Yunjin Kim's ("Lost") latest movie, "Ode to My Father," hit the 10 million ticket-sale mark. The film, a modern historical film taking place from the end of the Korean War to the 1980s, is the 14th Korean film to achieve the 10 million milestone.

Singing contest promotes Hadurok-ri's apple inventory

By Jeff Chung
Hyeok is getting fed up by the way Min-ki unknowingly hurts Yun-hui. Han-cheol agonizes when he finds out that Su-yeon is gay. The boys come across a new problem with the cabbages

Crown prince's secret out as 'Secret Door' concludes

By Jeff Chung
Sunday, 6:30 p.m.: Hyeok and Yun-hui go to town to get tents for the farmers' market in Seoul. Hyeok decides to try driving again on the way back and ends up driving them to the beach.

'Lost' star finds success with moving film project

By Jeff Chung
Yunjin Kim ("Lost") released her South Korean film "Ode to My Father" last week to great reviews and box office ticket sales. Kim is one of the first crossover Korean actresses who has seen success in South Korea and the United States.

Purse snatching gives rise to new feelings in 'Farmer'

By Jeff Chung
"Modern Farmer" • Episodes 7 and 8 • Sunday, 6:30 p.m.: Min-ki and Yun-hui have an uncomfortable visit with his mother. On their way back, Yun-hui's purse is snatched and she hurts her other ankle.

Consulate honors war vets with free movie screening

By Jeff Chung
Korean War veterans were recently honored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Honolulu and KBFD TV with a free movie at Saint Louis School's Mamiya Theatre.

Sweet, buttery potato chip has South Korea in a frenzy

By Jeff Chung
South Koreans are buzzing over the latest Haitai snack, Honey Butter Chip. The product is selling at just over $2, but costs double online because of its difficulty to find. Honey Butter Chip is making nearly $3 million in sales a week in South Korea.

New rules and routes make traveling, spending easier

By Jeff Chung
Here is some recent South Korean travel news: » As of Sept. 5, South Koreans who travel abroad can spend up to $600 at duty-free shops. The previous cap was $400. » Jin Air, a budget regional airline, is expected to start a route from Incheon to Hono­lulu in the summer of 2015.

Singles kick off big boom in small-scale production

By Jeff Chung
The makeup of South Korean households is rapidly changing, with a full quarter of households comprising only one member. That proportion is projected to grow to one-third by 2035. This has resulted in a boom for convenience stores.

KBFD TV has come a long way, and so has its founder

By Jeff Chung
This past Friday marked my father's 80th birthday. I am writing about him because Kea Sung Chung is the founding father of KBFD. Starting the broadcast station in 1986 was extremely risky for my father, who placed all his eggs in one basket, a business practice everyone tells you to avoid.

South Korea's 'Haemoo' wins top award at film fest

By Jeff Chung
This year's winner of the 34th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival's top award, the Halekulani Golden Orchid Award, goes to … "Haemoo," a South Korean film directed by Sung-bo Shim, with the help of director Joon Ho Bong, who produced and co-wrote the film.

Taste of Korea fundraiser to benefit cultural center

By Jeff Chung
Taste of Korea, a fundraiser to build a Korean cultural center in Hawaii, will be a night of sampling food prepared by local chefs putting their spin on Korean dishes. Restaurants involved are MW Restaurant, Sora­bol, Lucky Belly, Seoul Jung and The Pig and the Lady.

'Scarlet Innocence' added to lineup at film festival

By Jeff Chung
The Hawaii International Film Festival is set to kick off Thursday. Spotlight on Korea has a late addition to the film lineup from South Korea: "Scarlet Innocence," which stars Jung Woo Sung and E-som.

South Korea's Jin Air shows interest in Honolulu route

By Jeff Chung
Low-budget, no-frills airlines in South Korea are a booming business, enjoying double-digit growth year to year, with heated competition resulting in route expansions. South Korean travelers may soon have a new option.

Films from Korea included in upcoming movie festival

By Jeff Chung
The Hawaii International Film Festival from Oct. 30 to Nov. 9 features 11 Korean feature-length films and shorts. KBFD is sponsoring the following list of titles. Tickets are available at www.hiff.org.

Documentary explores Korean identity, alphabet

By Jeff Chung
Korean Alphabet Day, or Hangeul Day, will be celebrated on Thursday this year. Under the reign of King Sejong, Hangeul was born empowering the people. KBFD has produced a special two-part documentary on the Korean alphabet, which will air at 6:50 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 16.

2 Korean stars scheduled to attend fall film festival

By Jeff Chung
Spotlight on Korea for HIFF this year is looking really strong with eight great films and a couple of celebrity attendances. Scheduled to appear are megastar Kang Dong-Won, along with director EJ Yong, who will be making his second visit to HIFF.

Correct answer has chance at winning 'Friend 2' DVD

By Jeff Chung
"Friend 2," the sequel to Korea's 2001 box office hit "Friend," was released on DVD in the United States on Tuesday.

'Temptation' reunites stars Kwon, Choi in role reversal

By Jeff Chung
Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Ji Woo are back together 11 years after their big hit drama "Stairway to Heaven." The duo stars in the new drama "Temptation." "Stairway to Heaven" took Kwon to superstardom in Japan.

Actor Choi makes his mark in record-breaking 'Admiral'

By Jeff Chung
Actor Choi Min Shik is most well-known for his main roles in "Old Boy," "I Saw the Devil," "Nameless Gangster" and "New World," and now is starring in two current releases: "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" and Luc Besson's "Lucy."

Comedy-drama film 'Papa' to screen free at Mamiya

By Jeff Chung
A free screening of the Korean film "Papa" will be shown at the Mamiya Theatre at Saint Louis School at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. This special screening is made possible with the sponsorship of the Korea Foundation, the Korean Consulate of Hawaii and KBFD TV.

Pope beatifies 124 martyrs, consoles grieving families

By Jeff Chung
South Korea was honored with a visit from Pope Francis this month. Known as the "People's Pope," the Pontiff was getting around town in a compact Kia Soul car. His last message to the divided Korea: "Forgive and be united as one people."

'The Admiral' and 'Kundo' help Korea's movie slump

By Jeff Chung
Korean cinema is getting a boost late in the summer with "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" hitting more than 10 million tickets sold in the shortest time among all Korean films and "Kundo: Age of the Rampant."

Box-office hit 'The Admiral' opens Friday at Pearlridge

By Jeff Chung
"The Admiral: Roaring Currents," a box-office hit in Korea that was released on July 30 and has already sold more than 4.7 million tickets, will open at Pearlridge Consolidated Theatres on Friday.

Discovery of relationship turns women sour in 'Rosy'

By Jeff Chung
THIS WEEK'S SYNOPSES • "Rosy Day" Episodes 11 and 12 • "Dr. Stranger" Episodes 19 and 20 (Final Episode) • "You're All Surrounded" Episodes 19 and 20 (Final Episode) • and more

Hole-in-the-wall food spots are waiting to be explored

By Jeff Chung
It's peak summer travel season and recently I have been flooded with emails asking where to go for "real good Korean food" in Korea. When I visit Korea, my friends or relatives will take me to restaurants in hotels, as they are deemed high quality and more expensive than other places.

Young wants Song-jung evicted but his plan doesn't work out

By Jeff Chung
Jae-woo finds himself interested in Da-jung. Ihn-woo is shocked that Da-jung didn't move in next door because of him

Growing strength of won will draw Korean visitors

By Jeff Chung
We could see a spike in Korean visitors this summer, with the U.S. dollar weakening against the South Korean won.

Annual Korean Festival relocates to Magic Island

By Jeff Chung
The 13th annual Korean Festival is Saturday at Magic Island from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The festival has been held at Kapiolani Park for the last 12 years, but this year it will be held on the Ilikai Boat Harbor side of Magic Island.

Event commemorates start of Korean War 64 years ago

By Jeff Chung
A ceremony marking the 64th Korean War Commemoration was held at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Wednesday. The Korean War broke out on June 25, 1950, and lasted three years, ending in an armistice on July 27, 1953.

Yangjiri's people are in peril from Do-jin's bombing plan

By Jeff Chung
THIS WEEK'S SYNOPSES • "Three Days" Episodes 15 and 16 (final episode) • "Dr. Stranger" Episodes 7 and 8 • "You're All Surrounded" Episodes 7 and 8 • "Angel Eyes" Episodes 15 and 16 • and more

Win a copy of 'The Attorney' by knowing actor's real name

By Jeff Chung
One of the most successful Korean films this year, "The Attorney," will have its U.S. DVD release Tuesday. The movie was released in December with more than 11 million tickets sold, which makes it one of the few Korean films to ever break the 10-million-ticket milestone.

Pearlridge West screens Jang's return to film in violent 'No Tears for the Dead'

By Jeff Chung
Korean megastar Dong-gun Jang is back on the big screen with "No Tears for the Dead," which opens at Pearlridge West on June 20. The Korean title translates to "Crying Man."

Schemes, confrontations play out over ‘Three Days’

By Jeff Chung
THIS WEEK'S SYNOPSES • "Three Days" • "Dr. Stranger" • "You're All Surrounded" • "Angel Eyes"

KLIFE channel now offers more dramas, daily show

By Jeff Chung
Oceanic Time Warner Cable's KLIFE channel 81 has more dramas from the past available for on-demand viewing. Recent additions include "Don't Hesitate," "Wish Upon a Star," "Trap of Youth" and "Fashion 70s."

Newest Hyun Bin movie opens on Friday in Aiea

By Jeff Chung
Heartthrob Hyun Bin returns to the big screen with hislatest historical film, "Fatal Encounter," which will open Friday at the Pearlridge West 16 theaters. The film was released at the end of April in Korea.

New K-pop tomes provide vitals, photos of top stars

By Jeff Chung
I have seen many Korean celebrity magazines and other publication startups come and go in the United States. Recently, I found a pair of books that is pretty comprehensive on the K-pop scene.

Death of agent's father might not be so clear-cut

By Jeff Chung
THIS WEEK'S SYNOPSES • "Three Days" • "God's Gift — 14 Days" • "Cunning Single Lady" • "Angel Eyes"

Coverage of ferry disaster pre-empts programming

By Jeff Chung
The Sewol ferry disaster on the afternoon of April 15 Hawaii time left South Korea in a state of shock and disbelief. The sunken ferry was carrying 475 passengers headed to Jeju Island, 325 of them high school students.

Ricky Kim hoping to shoot isle episode for reality show

By Jeff Chung
Korean celebrity Ricky Kim ("Law of the Jungle," "Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2," "Jejungwon" and "On Air"), who spent time growing up in Hawaii, has started a new reality program on SBS titled "Oh My Baby."

Seoul and Soo-hyun Kim to have roles in 'Avengers'

By Jeff Chung
South Korea is getting some Hollywood screen time as Marvel Studios films the next "Avengers" movie in Seoul. Filming of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" started March 30 with Captain America on Mapo Bridge from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Upgrade promises more comfort on Korean flights

By Jeff Chung
Flying to Korea from Hawaii will get more comfortable on Hawaiian Airlines starting April 23. The airline, which has a direct flight from Honolulu to Incheon airport, will be upgrading its current Boeing 767-300 with 264 seats to the Airbus A330-200, which has a capacity of 294 seats.

8 Korean movies included in international film fest

By Jeff Chung
The Hawaii International Film Festival will celebrate the 15th Annual Spring Showcase April 4-10. There are 37 films from 13 countries including eight Korean films.

KBFD vows continued quality to mark its 28th anniversary

By Jeff Chung
KBFD celebrates its 28th anniversary serving the state of Hawaii on Monday. Thank you to all our viewers, sponsors, supporters and fans.

'My Love' sends popularity of K-wave surging in China

By Jeff Chung
Ji-hyun Jun, aka Gianna Jun, plays the female lead in this drama. She falls in love with an alien played by Soo Hyun Kim. The drama has the Midas touch in Korea and China where everything in the show becomes popular.

South Korean student club among festival performers

By Jeff Chung
The Honolulu Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with many multicultural events from Friday to March 9. A 16-member delegation from Jeju National University will be a part of the festival representing South Korea.

Mother's sudden change arouses son's suspicions

By Jeff Chung
"Madly in Love" • "A Word from Warm Heart" • "My Love from the Star" • "The Woman Who Married 3 Times"

UH center showing movies focusing on foreigners in Korea

By Jeff Chung
The Center for Korean Studies' spring 2014 series will feature four English-subtitled films to focus on foreign residents in Korea and their challenges. There are nearly 1.5 million foreign residents changing Korea's ethnocentric culture to a multi-ethnic and multicultural society.

Trouble ensues when love goes awry or comes to light

By Jeff Chung
Today, 6:30 p.m.: Soo-hyeok is very upset after he finds Yoo-jung and Moo-yeol trapped in a storage refrigerator. Nan-cho kicks Yoo-jung out, but Yoo-jung comes back with proof that nothing happened between her and Moo-yeol. Soo-hyeok manages to take Moo-yeol's contract with Hope Hospital away, leaving Moo-yeol's company in terrible trouble.

Blockbuster film 'Attorney' explores civil rights issues

By Jeff Chung
This year's first South Korean blockbuster film, "The Attorney," will be released in Hawaii Friday. The film stars one of my favorite Korean veteran actors, Kang Ho Song, who was also my first guest at the Hawaii International Film Festival in 2002 for the opening night film "YMCA Baseball Team."

Widow gets second chance at youth in 'Miss Granny'

By Jeff Chung
Korea's latest family comedy film "Miss Granny" will be released Friday at Pearlridge West Consolidated Theatres. Here is the synopsis of the film provided by CJ Entertainment:

Jealous jousts, family affairs and a time-traveling debut

By Jeff Chung
Yoo-jung's mother asks Kang Moon-do for help out of desperation. Moo-yeol gets into a fistfight with Soo-hyeok over Yoo-jung. He warns Soo-hyeok to stay away from her. Moo-yeol takes Yoo-jung to meet his grandfather and tells her the truth about his relationship with Soo-hyeok.

2 events commemorate arrival of Koreans in isles

By Jeff Chung
Monday marks the 111th anniversary of Korean immigration to Hawaii. On Jan. 13, 1903, many Koreans aboard the USS Gaelic arrived in Hono­lulu to work in plantation fields. From that day to 1910, more than 7,000 Koreans immigrated to Hawaii.

'Suspect' spy thriller turns on secret in pair of glasses

By Jeff Chung
Korea's latest action-packed thriller, "The Suspect," opens in Hawaii on Friday. The film opened on Christmas Eve in Korea, and more than 1.8 million tickets have been sold. Check your local listings for showtimes.

Affair, accident, harassment tangle first 'Heart' episodes

By Jeff Chung
Madly in Love • A World from Warm Heart • The Inheritors • The Woman Who Married 3 Times

South Korea's 'Top Star' wins audience applause

By Jeff Chung
The Consulate General of South Korea in Honolulu and KBFD had a special screening of the Korean film "Top Star" Tuesday night at the Hawaii Theatre, commemorating the 110th anniversary of Korean immigration to the U.S.

Tan's, Eun-sang's relationship is revealed in 'The Inheritors'

By Jeff Chung
"Madly in Love" Episodes 9 and 10. Today, 6:30 p.m.: After Moo-yeol turns down Moon-do's offer of work, Moon-do goes out of his way to destroy Moo-yeol. He stops Moo-yeol's loan.

'Love' finds father and son in conflict over business

By Jeff Chung
This week's synopses: “Madly in Love” • “The Mystery Housemaid” • “The Inheritors” • “The Woman Who Married 3 Times”

Big Bang musician portrays North Korean spy in new film

By Jeff Chung
Two films from South Korea are being released in Hawaii theaters in the next few weeks."Commitment," which was released in South Korea on Nov. 6, will open here Friday. The film stars Choi Seung Hyun, aka T.O.P, a member of the music group Big Bang.

Father refuses to tell son about will change on ‘Love’

By Jeff Chung
Today, 6:30 p.m.: Tae-shin collapses during an argument with Moon-do and dies in the hospital. Moo-yeol is lost because he knows there is something his grandfather wants him to do, but he doesn't know what.

Director thrilled by success of 'Wedding Palace' in isles

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Nov 17, 2013
"Wedding Palace," finishing up its seventh week in Hawaii theaters, is now one of the most successful Korean genre films theatrically released in the islands.

Gong-sil says she no longer sees ghosts in final 'Sun'

By Jeff Chung
"Wonderful Mama" Episodes 47 and 48; final episode • "The Mystery Housemaid" Episodes 7 and 8 • "Master's Sun" Episode 17; final episode • "The Inheritors" Episode 1 • "Goddess of Marriage" Episodes 31 and 32

Ghost persists in quest to save mother in ‘Sun’

By Jeff Chung
“Wonderful Mama” • “The Mystery Housemaid” • “Master’s Sun” • “Goddess of Marriage”

Parentage and adoptions complicate lives in 'Mama'

By Jeff Chung
KBFD has a new TV series: "Cathlyn's Kitchen" on Sundays at 6 p.m. The 13-episode series started on Oct. 6 and runs weekly. The focus is cooking simple everyday Korean dishes. The show, which runs for 30 minutes, is in English without subtitles and offers the health benefits of Korean food.

Na-Young vows Hye-gyul will see her late mother

By Jeff Chung
One of the best-kept secrets that I realized on my recent trip to the Busan International Film Festival is that flying to Busan, Korea, is best via Fukuoka, Japan, on Hawaiian Airlines.

Gong-sil reveals her ability to see ghosts in 'Sun'

By Jeff Chung
This week's synopses of Korean television dramas includes: "Wonderful Mama," "Empire of Gold," "Master's Sun" and "Goddess of Marriage."

Film series explores lives changed by Korean split

By Jeff Chung
The film series "Two Koreas, Shattered Lives," presented by the Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, continues through Nov. 19.

Hawaii film festival brings 8 Korean movies to isles

By Jeff Chung
The Hawaii International Film Festival that begins Oct. 10 continues to mature in its 33rd year with quality films from around the globe. There are eight feature films in the Spotlight on Korea section this year sponsored by KBFD.

Director's latest production inspired by Hawaii ohana

By Jeff Chung
Korean-American director and writer Christine Yoo will release her film "Wedding Palace" Friday in New York, Los Angeles and Hawaii.

Mall owner's life disrupted by ghost-sighting woman

By Jeff Chung
"Wonderful Mama" • "Empire of Gold" • "Master's Sun" • "Goddess of Marriage"

Strings attached to Un-ok's offer of investment cash

By Jeff Chung
This week's synopses of Korean TV dramas includes: "Wonderful Mama" • "Empire of Gold" • "I Can Hear Your Voice" • "Goddess of Marriage"

Chef's Korean specialties extend far beyond familiar

By Jeff Chung
K-drama, K-pop and K-directors have all made their mark outside of Korea. Could a K-chef be far behind? This year's Hawaii Food and Wine Festival features Korean chef Lucia Cho Thursday at the Modern Honolulu for the event "Hawaiian Airlines Presents Under the Modern Moon: Morimoto & Friends."

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