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[English] Lee Seung Gi, ‘Donghaeng’ Lunar New Year Special Appearance…Consistent Affection ‘Heartwarming’

Singer/Actor Lee Seung Gi had a warm meeting with those appearing on KBS 1TV’s ‘Donghaeng’ through the Lunar New Year Special.

Lee Seung Gi, who already has consistently sponsored ‘Donghaeng’ for the past 5 years, met with those appearing on the newly established ‘Donghaeng’ special in January.   He also personally volunteered and showed his consistent affection for ‘Donghaeng’.

On January 3rd, Lee Seung Gi encountered the family broadcasted on episode 1 of ‘Donghaeng’ titled ‘A Father and His Two Sons’ Hopeful Popped Grain’. This episode was a warm story about Mr. Hong Chul who is congenitally deaf. Although he can’t hear the sounds of the world,  more than anyone, he diligently sells popped grain at the market and raises 2 sons.

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Firstly, Lee Seung Gi attended Mr. Hong Chul’s eldest son Sang Hoon’s graduation ceremony and held a surprise event for him and his friends to congratulate them.  In addition, Lee Seung Gi and members of his fan club volunteered together by going to the site of Mr. Hong Chul’s family’s worn down house and spending meaningful time supporting a new start for his family. 

‘Donghaeng’ is a program which tells the story of our neighbors who don’t lose hope despite living in difficult situations and helps them to become self reliant.  Lee Seung Gi and the warm story of a father and his 2 sons will be broadcast this coming 21st at 6pm. 

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever

Original Korean article: OSEN

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KBS1 Donghaeng Press Photos ~ Lee Seung Gi

Seung Gi will appear this coming Saturday, 2/21 on KBS1’s Donghaeng, a human documentary series about people in difficult situations who find hope through the help of others. This is a special episode for Lunar New Year which starts on Wednesday, 2/18 and lasts until Sunday, 2/22.  There are several press articles about Seung Gi’s appearance on Episode 8 of Donghaeng, one of which I will translate and post later. For now, here are the photos that have been featured online. This episode is about a deaf man who sells puffed grain and his two sons. Seung Gi attends his oldest son’s graduation and holds a surprise event for him and his friends.

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The banner above the four says:

“Our classroom is filled with dreams and hope”

Seung Gi and the man’s youngest son hold a sign that says:

“Sang Hoon! Congratulations on your graduation”


Photo credit: nate

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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Lee Seung Gi to Help Sell The Big Issue?

This was on SNS around 10pm KST on 2/15/15:

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The person seems to be the illustrator of this drawing. Above in black lettering, it says,”Lee Seung Gi, a daily big help, together with the magazine of hope, Big Issue

Next to her illustration were her comments:

It’s an honor to be participating in a good cause🙏
Next Monday, they say that Lee Seung Gi will be selling Big Issue together with its vendors – !!
This drawing can be used as a banner/sign and placard  😃
Handwriting was done together with @vintagegirl_yj  – 🙌🙌🙌”

I checked dclsg and there was a post about it asking exactly when was “Next Monday” and where the location was. If it were today, she would have said “this coming Monday” or “tomorrow”. However, “next Monday” usually makes one think of the following week, especially when written so late on a Sunday night. One dclsg member even questioned the validity of this event.  I’ve searched Big Issue’s twitter and facebook accounts but couldn’t find any further details about this event so far and it’s a little past 8am KST on Monday morning. How nice it would be to run into Seung Gi on my way to/from work! Updates to be posted.

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever