These photos surfaced on SNS today so I’m posting them since Japan is currently in the process of releasing the DVD sets for this drama. After searching through my past posts, I found one with Seung Gi wearing the same clothes dated April 5th of last year. I’ll post a link for you in addition to these photos. https://leeseunggiforever.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/yaas-filming-fanpics-3/
Announcer: Singer/Actor Lee Seung Gi will be a one day street salesman for The Big Issue, a magazine which helps the homeless become independent. Following a cover and pictorial shoot through a talent donation, Lee Seung Gi will be volunteering in the Gangnam area this coming 23rd as a one day vendor and will be carrying out another good deed. It was 3 years since the last time a star was a vendor for The Big Issue in 2011 with announcer, Lee Ji-ae.
Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever
Lee Seung Gi and Lee Seo Jin are scheduled to attend the grand opening of the Gangnam Station Branch of the Japanese Restaurant, Kushikatsu Daruma, on December 15 at 7pm KST. It is located by the famous multiplex movie theater, CGV. Here are 2 SNS photos that had the same comments for both.
December 15th open event#Lee Seo Jin #Three Meals a Day #Lee Seung Gi Gangnam branch arriving at 7pm ^^#Many celebrities will attend to offer their congratulations #Kushikatsu Daruma #Daruma#A specialty restaurant in Gangnam#A specialty restaurant in Hongdae#osaka#Grand opening in Korea on December 15 #Original branch in Hongdae#Fried Pork and leeks on skewers#Three Meals a Day#Grandpas over Flowers#Chicken and Beer#This is the Gangnam Station CGV branch
Korean and Japanese to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever
Caption: Actors who have gathered for “You Are All Surrounded” (Gangnam Teheranno)
Caption: Shooting begins
Caption: Well, the scene we are filming today is?
Caption: Precisely~ The criminal chase scene!! Episode 1
Caption: Once again, back to the scene~ (As stylist works on Seung Gi’s hair)
Caption: Although on air, it is a short segment
Caption by Sung Ji Roo: The actors must constantly run in the scene
Caption: Even vomiting because of the continuing chase scene?! (By Go Ara)
Caption: Including realistic acting (?) of vomiting~!!
Caption: This time, what kind of shoot is this?
Caption between CSW and GA: The scene we’re shooting now is~
Go Ara’s caption to CSW: You have to turn like this~ So it comes out this way~
SG’s caption: Ah!
Caption: The final shooting involves each holding his/her weapon(?)~
Caption: This is how the title shooting finishes~
Caption: What about the completed ‘You Are All Surrounded’ title clip?
Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever
A dclsg member heard that YAAS would be filming in Gangnam tonight and happened to catch a glimpse of Seung Gi’s van. Seung Gi and Go Ara were filming a car scene. She wasn’t able to capture them on film, but wrote that she was so happy to see Seung Gi but didn’t have the courage to wave hello. It is very cold in Korea and this member had caught a cold already. Like other Airens, she wished him the best of health during the shoot. Here’s her photo:
Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever
According to a dclsg post, Teherrano, a busy and well known boulevard in the Gangnam area of Seoul, has been cordoned off already with signs saying “Filming Location”. This will be affecting the 4 way intersection at Yeoksam station up until the 4 way intersection at the Renaissance Hotel. Filming is supposed to last from 6am~ 12 noon, but many dclsg members are commenting about double checking the location and the time before going~ just to be on the safe side. Here is more info about this famous boulevard: Teherrano . Since I currently live in Korea, I have traveled this area many times for work in Gangnam since it runs from Gangnam subway station to Samseong-dong. It is virtually impossible to avoid if you visit the area. Anticipating many Airens in the area tomorrow!
Here’s the script for Episodes 1-3
Here are pictures of his apartment, Brownstone Legend. It was already 7pm by the time I arrived in his neighborhood so it was unfortunately dark. However, I was very happy and excited to see it in person and even looked for his van, but it was nowhere in sight. For fellow Japanese Airens: イ・スンギ アパート. こちらが、イ・スンギさんのお住まいのマンション、「ブラウンストーン・レジェンド」の写真です。
Notice how it says “Brownstone” in the neon green lights towards the bottom right hand corner.
This is the mini supermarket and businesses right next to the apartment. You can see the words “Brownstone” ミニスーパーマーケットです。
This is a close up of the entrance to his apartment where cars are parked. Behind the balcony through the glass windows is an upscale Japanese restaurant. これは玄関の写真で、上はベランダの後ろ側にある和食レストランです。
Here is another angle of his apartment. I know some fans would go in to at least check out the restaurants, but preserving my dignity was more important to me than being mistaken for a crazed (sasaeng) fan. I have to admit, it was VERY difficult to restrain myself. LOL.
This is the right side view of the mini mart and his apartment building.
One last view of his apartment. I had to pick the best pictures out of the 20+ I had on my cell phone. I have shared with you 7 of them as the rest are pretty much repeats or blurry pics due to my excitement – the Seung Gi effect.
Last but not least, I will close this post with another picture of the autograph Seung Gi left at his favorite Chinese restaurant. It says in Korean “Be happy always!” Lee Seung Gi.
Kyaaaaaahhhh!!! I was so happy to have been so near Seung Gi in the 6+ years I have lived in Korea. I am looking forward to seeing him at the Hope Concert this year! It certainly was a memorable evening for me. 🙂
A family friend who knows I am an avid fan of Lee Seung Gi happens to regularly attend an establishment in his neighborhood and told me about her frequent Seung Gi sightings since his apartment is nearby. In addition, she tipped me off to a Chinese restaurant that he frequents regularly and told me that she had seen him several times during the times she ate there. According to her, he frequents the restaurant on weekdays between 7:30pm to 8pm KST. I cannot reveal the name of the restaurant out of respect for his privacy, but I can definitely tell you the food is really delicious. Here’s my fangirling account. I am offering a translation in Japanese for fellow Japanese Airens as well:
ゆうべ、会議に出席するため、ソウルの江南区のイ・スンギさんの お宅の近くまで行きました。 会議のあと、家族ぐるみで仲良くしている友人にスンギさんのお宅がどの辺りか 教えてもらったのですが、そこから地下鉄で2駅のところだというので、 行ってみることにしました。 スンギさんのお気に入りの中華レストランで食事をして、 そこのマネージャーさんから、スンギさんが親切で偉ぶらない人であること、 厨房のスタッフにもお褒めの言葉を頂いたことなど、お話を伺いました。 スンギさんはそのレストランに黒の野球帽をかぶり、 数人のスタッフと一緒にいらして、 マネージャーさんがオーダーを取るのだそうです。 マネージャーさんによるとスンギさんは、「エビチリ」 「中華風牛肉料理」「スパイシー海鮮ヌードルスープ」そして 「フライドポークの甘酢あんかけ」等がお好きとのこと。 スンギさんは一般のお客さんと同じ席でお食事され、 特別な扱いを求められることはないのだそうです。 親切なマネージャーさんは私に、レジの奥に入って スンギさんのサインの写真まで撮らせてくださいました！ とても感動的な夜になりました。
I happened to have a conference in the Gangnam area tonight and figured since I was only 2 subway stops away from his neighborhood, I would visit the restaurant and take some pictures of his apartment on my way home. Everyone in the neighborhood seemed to know where the Brownstone Legend apartment was and didn’t seem too excited about it. I had just finished my conference so it was getting dark. I managed to find his apartment and took several photos. Afterwards, I found the restaurant he frequents and tried out the food. The manager was very kind and there were autographs of several celebrities taped to the wall. She let me get behind the cash register to take a picture of his autograph and spent the rest of the time telling me about Seung Gi. Here’s his autograph: It says,”Be happy always!” Lee Seung Gi
There were about 4 other autographs taped next to his, and the staff at the restaurant were very surprised that I recognized his autograph immediately. I guess there are many non Airens out there….sigh…how they are missing out. The owner asked me not to reveal the name of the restaurant, but all I can say is that Seung Gi has good tastebuds! 🙂
She told me that his van is usually parked in front of his restaurant and that he comes in with several staff members from Hook. The place is pretty small, but there is a second floor which is the place where he eats. I was surprised at how humble he was as I heard her first hand account of her experiences with him since she is the only person who takes his order. She told me that his staff members come in first to check the place out to see if the restaurant is crowded. If there aren’t that many people, she told me that one of his staff members places a phone call and a few minutes later, Seung Gi comes in wearing a black baseball cap worn low on his head. Of course, ordinary people recognize him but in contrast to what I heard from the family friend, he does not request that the entire second floor be sectioned off for him. He eats just like an ordinary person with other people sitting at nearby tables. When I asked her if people bothered him for autographs, she said that they were very considerate and didn’t bother him. He eats in plain view in public and is very considerate towards the employees. I heard that he even visits the kitchen regularly to thank the chef for a delicious meal.
The manager was telling me all this while I was eating a bowl of warm seafood noodles in white sauce called 울면 (Ool Myun). Compared to the same chain restaurant in my neighborhood, this place’s cuisine was outstanding and I finished every last bit of my dinner. The noodles were not soggy and overboiled, they were al dente and just right when paired with the white sauce and plentiful seafood and vegetables. While I was eating, the manager sat at the table next to me and told me about his politeness and humility. She and other employees were very familiar with many of his favorite dishes, although I was told that he wasn’t picky about what he ate and that he didn’t have a particular dish that he disliked. He often asks the manager for recommendations on what is delicious and the staff and manager told me four of his favorite dishes. I didn’t want to order them for fear of being seen as a crazed sasaeng fan, but I did manage to get pictures of these dishes off the internet including one taken by me during a family dinner to share with you.
Four of his favorite dishes at that restaurant are the following:
#1 Oh Hyang Jang Yook (오향장육) – Peking style cold sliced beef
Photo credit: Me- @elisem1902 on Twitter. I had a family dinner at an upscale Chinese restaurant in Korea and this is also one of my family’s favorite dishes. ^^
#2 Kkan Shyo Saewoo (깐쇼새우) – Fried shrimp in chili sauce
Photo credit: naver.com
#3 Chap Ssal Tang Soo Yook (찹쌀탕수육) – Sweet and sour fried pork coated in glutinous (sticky) rice powder
Photo credit: naver.com
#4 Sam Sun Jjam Bbong (삼선짬뽕) – Spicy Seafood Noodles
Photo credit: as labeled via naver.com
After finishing my bowl of noodles, I thanked the manager and the employees for their kindness and told her that I’d be back again. I could understand why Seung Gi liked this particular restaurant and was glad to hear that the private Lee Seung Gi was as polite and humble as the Lee Seung Gi we know in public. The manager wished me luck on my blog and just requested not to reveal the name of the restaurant. I told her not to worry as I know how much Seung Gi loves to eat and do not want to prevent him from enjoying food from this particular restaurant. Please see my next post for pictures of his apartment. 🙂
English to Japanese translation by Elise,Lee Seung Gi Forever