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[Full English Translation] Lee Seung Gi Sends a Message of Encouragement for Yoon Yeo Jung’s Premiere of ‘Salut d’Amor’

Actress Yoon Yeo Jung of ‘Noonas over Flowers’ is starring in a movie titled ‘Salut d’Amor’ which will premiere on April 9th. Among the actors who sent messages of encouragement and congratulations was Lee Seung Gi.  Actually, all the actors are familiar to us through Na PD and Lee Seo Jin, so I will provide a full translation of the clip.

Credit: CJ Entertainment Official

cj-salut-damourCredit: Variety

Choi Ji Woo: Hello, I’m Choi Ji Woo. I’m cheering on Teachers Park Geun Hyung and Yoon Yeo Jung.  I’m really looking forward to their sweet melo acting.

Lee Seung Gi: As a person gets older, their thinking becomes much more mature. It’s true that many things grow and change but I think the pureness of love is similar even if one ages. I didn’t think that there were very many genres like that in South Korea. I would like to see the two Teachers show us what it’s like.

Kim Hee Ae: I think they enjoyed it because I feel that both actors are very charming. I’m very curious about their romance…

Lee Seo Jin: Everyone who watched ‘Grandpas over Flowers’ may know that despite being over 70, I think he has many romantic feelings. As for Teacher Yoon Yeo Jung, I personally meet her often. She still has the feelings and charm of a young girl…

Lee Soon Jae: Needless to say, both are experts at acting. I believe a magnificent harmony will result since they are distinguished actors.

Na Young Seok PD: Probably more than young people, I believe their relationship and story will make hearts flutter even more.  The body may age but honestly, the heart is the same.

Lee Seo Jin: The way a person expresses him/her self and the situations of that generation may change a bit, but love always remains the same.

Kim Hee Ae: If there was no love in this world, how desolate and awful would it be. Love should always lie as a base (foundation); then how happy things will be.

Lee Soon Jae: I’m thinking that Director Kang Je-gyu will have another masterpiece.

Lee Seo Jin: Obviously, the expectations for this movie are very high.

Kim Hee Ae: I really wish for it to be successful.

Na Young Seok PD: I am cheering on Salut d’Amor!

Lee Seo Jin: I’m cheering on your love story!

Kim Hee Ae: Cheering you on!

Choi Ji Woo: If you love, do it for a long time!

Lee Seung Gi: If you love, do it for a long time!

Lee Soon Jae: If you want to live a long time, love.

Male voiceover as Yoon Yeo Jung and Park Geun Hyung are dancing in the movie: What does your final love look like?

Yoon Yeo Jung as she cries and holds Park Geun Hyung’s hands: I’m sorry.

Park Geun Hyung: Promise me. No matter which of us dies first, let’s not cry.

Male voiceover: Director Kang Je-gyu’s first moving drama, Salut d’Amor.

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever

For more information about this movie: Salut d’Amor

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Lee Seung Gi and Noonas over Flowers Vogue Korea Photoshoot with Comment ~ Photo

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“When was this again…A heated #Vogue pictorial shoot #Yoon Yeo Jung #Kim Hee Ae #Lee Mi Yeon #Lee Seung Gi in the combination is by far the best #silhair”

Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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Lee Seung Gi Pays His Respects to the Late Kim Ja Ok~ A Tribute

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If you’re an Airen, you’re most likely going to remember Kim Ja Ok as one of the senior actresses who went to Croatia on tvN’s ‘Noonas over Flowers’. Sadly, she passed away early Sunday morning at 7:40am KST due to complications from lung cancer. She was 63 years young. She was originally diagnosed with colon cancer and had surgery to treat it in 2008. She also underwent chemotherapy in the last years of her acting career. However, it had spread to her lungs, and very shortly after she was hospitalized for complications on November 13th, the world lost a great actress on the morning of Sunday, November 16th KST.

Lee Seung Gi and Kim Ja Ok shared a special bond together as their lives crossed paths on last year’s variety show, ‘Noonas over Flowers’ directed by Na PD. She was hesitant to go but was urged by long time friend and Sunbae, Actress Yoon Yeo Jung, to accompany her on the trip. The other two actresses who joined them were hoobaes, Kim Hee Ae and Lee Mi Yeon. Kim Ja Ok held a motherly affection for Seung Gi and said in an interview on the show, “When I see Lee Seung Gi, I am reminded of my son”. She also said to Seung Gi,”You’re like my son”.  Many insiders expressed their sadness at the fact that she left this world without being able to attend her son’s wedding set for next March. Lee Seung Gi appeared at her mortuary this afternoon at Catholic University’s St. Mary’s Hospital in Seoul, Banpo-dong to offer his condolences. According to press articles, he was teary eyed and red. He was solemn and his expression was of one in mourning.

Lee Seung Gi was quoted as leaving a brief statement. “I’m sorry that I was very busy.”  Due to his tight schedule, the press said he arrived at 4:27 pm KST and spent 20 minutes before leaving the hospital at 4:47 pm KST. Netizens said,”The friendly image between Lee Seung Gi and the late Kim Ja Ok makes me feel sadder” , “Lee Seung Gi’s shock upon hearing the news of Kim Ja Ok’s passing must also be great”, “I hope that Kim Ja Ok is in a better place”, “That time (on NoF)  was so heart warming and nice”. etc. were some of the reactions.

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The Official Noonas over Flowers Facebook page posted a message today which was very touching. I will close this post with their tribute and a few links on her acting career and life which was cut so short.  ㅠㅠ


Credit: Official Noonas over Flowers Facebook Page

“Although we can’t hide our pain and sorrow, we were really happy to have been able to be together with you, Ja Ok Noona. How nice it would be if the words you spoke about; positivity, courage, and happiness would be relayed to more people.

May you rest in peace.”

Link to Kim Ja Ok’s life and career: Koala’s Playground , E News World

Sources for this post: 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5

Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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Photos of Seung Gi during Scriptreading ~ Prepare For Pics of him in You Are All Surrounded!

These photos were uploaded by a dclsg member late last night of Seung Gi during various script readings. One of them appears to be for Noonas over Flowers. Comments on her post in dclsg from members ranged from “He looks great!” to “Soon we can anticipate photos of him reading for his new drama”.

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[English] Noonas over Flowers to air in Japan on 2/14 at 6pm on Mnet

My previous posting had details about Noonas over Flowers being scheduled to air in Japan on Valentine’s day with the original broadcast time being 6pm on Mnet.  The rebroadcast times were also mentioned. Here is a poster and an article from Japan about the upcoming show followed by English translations.

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Here, they are introducing each noona, a mini biography, and their role in the show. Seung Gi is last and is the porter. Notice how everyone’s name is in katakana, one of the 3 writing systems. Because their names are Korean, it is spelled that way. Japanese names are always written in kanji, which are Chinese characters.  Foreign names and words are written in katakana.

japan nof poster

Credit: Mnet via sayori

[kuuzen no dai hitto to natta ‘hana yori ojii-san’ no zokuhen ga tsui ni toujou]
A sequel to the record-breaking hit “Grandpas Over Flowers” is finally coming up!

-空前 record-breaking, unprecedented
-続編 sequel
-ついに finally, at last
-登場 appear(ance)

[“kokumin teki sutaa” i sungi ga…]
“Nationwide popular star” Lee Seung Gi…

-国民的 national

[…beteran joyuu yo-nin no o-sewa yaku ni nari kuroachia no tabi e]
…accompanies four veteran actresses to Croatia (to support them / to take care of them / to conduct the tour).

-ベテラン veteran, experienced
-女優 actress
-(お)世話役 someone who takes care
-旅 trip, tour, travel

[wadai no toraberu baraetii]
Hottest traveling variety show

-話題 (popular/hot) topic, being talked about

[nihon hatsu housou]
First TV appearance in Japan

-初 first
-放送 broadcast

[hana yori onee-san]
(Older) Sisters Over Flowers

Japanese to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


8 More photos from February’s Vogue Korea revealed along with the brand names they’re wearing!

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On Seung Gi: Print shirt by Prada, suspenders by Lansmere. On Yoon Yeo Jung: Lace blouse by All Saints, tailored jacket by DKNY. On Kim Hee Ae: Print shirt by Paul Smith, black cropped jacket by Dolce&Gabbana. Lee Mi Yeon’s white turtleneck top by Dolce&Gabbana, pearl drop earrings by Vintage Hollywood.

Vogue Korea more 3Lee Mi Yeon’s ruffle silk blouse by Donna Karan. Kim Hee Ae’s red lace top is by Dolce&Gabbana

vogue korea more1Lee Mi Yeon’s spangled jeweled blouse by Miu Miu, wide legged heart pants by Gucci, platform shoes by Louis Vuitton. On Lee Seung Gi: Firstlook vest, flower print shirt by Prada, pants by Lanvin, lace up walker boots by Carven at Koon.

more vogue hee ae flowersOn Kim Hee Ae: puffed sleeved blouse with organza by Golden Goose. Jacquard full skirt by Red Valentino. Gold rings on each hand by Cartier. Python open heels by Christian Laboutin.

more vogue mi yeon chicOn Lee Mi Yeon: white shirt from Donna Karan, sexy slit black long skirt by Balmain, silk scarf by Hermès, flower print shoes by Miu Miu.

yyj vogeOn Yoon Yeo Jung: Black sleeveless dress and metal accessories by Bottega Veneta, diamond ring by Cartier.2 sistersKim Hee Ae’s butterfly print sleeveless top and pleated full skit by Lanvin. PVC high heels by Christian Louboutin. Lee Mi Yeon’s ribbon collar silk blouse by Chloé, blue wide pants by Hermès, Color block stilleto heels by Dior, flower design ear cuff by Roberto Cavalli at Mue.

walled sgLee Seung Gi is wearing a printed shirt by Paul Smith, blue color pants by Lanvin, silk scarf by Gucci, ankle boots by Hermès.

Credit: Vogue Korea

Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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[English] translation of CJ Creative Forum Fancam #4

Credit: AirenVideo

English translation:

MC: Why don’t you introduce yourself first?

Seung Gi: It’s nice to meet you. I’m Lee Seung Gi.

MC: I enjoyed watching your trip with the Noonas.

Seung Gi: Mentally, I haven’t fully recovered yet, so personally I came out today for a healing session with our PD’s and hyungnims.

MC: Today, we will be spending time with Lee Seung Gi. You are aware of what kind of program this is?

Seung Gi: Of course.

MC: CJ Creative Forum. Today is already the second session.

Seung Gi: You are right. Sunbaenim, by any chance, did you get to watch the first CJ Creative Forum?

MC: Of course. Director Bong Joon Ho and Dreamworks CEO.

Seung Gi: That’s correct.

MC: Who was he? Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Seung Gi: I didn’t memorize his name.

MC: It was  legendary meeting.

Seung Gi: Today, there are guests who are making your hearts beat in anticipation. Then, shall we begin?

MC: We have to meet them first.

Seung Gi: Alright, let’s watch together.

MC: They’re not such easy people to meet. If you wait just a moment, you’ll be able to meet them through video for starters. (To Seung Gi: You have connections with all 4 sunbaenims)

Seung Gi: They’ve started to appear on-screen.

Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever