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Lee Seung Gi Official Instagram Update Video 2/16/18


Lunar New Year Special Son’s Kitchen (feat. my aunt) 🙈🙉🙈🐵

Seung Gi: Happy New Year!

English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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[English] KB Financial Group’s Wishes For a Happy Lunar New Year

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“In 2015, KB will become an even greater source of happiness”

The Lunar New Year holiday officially starts tomorrow, 2/18 and lasts until Sunday, 2/22. What you see in the KB ad is a fabric game board for the traditional Korean game called “yutnori”. If you look at the lower right hand corner, you’ll see 4 wooden sticks. Players get in teams and throw these sticks in the air. Depending on the position that they land, they get to move around the board using tokens a given number of spaces. The object of the game is to be the first to go around the board. My relatives in Korea love playing this game during Lunar New Year. Kim Yuna’s quote in the ad says,”Enjoy an exciting game of yutnori with your family.”

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More info: Yutnori

To view bigger sizes of this CF ad: queenyuna

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever


[English] KBS1 Donghaeng~ Lunar New Year Special Preview

Lee Seung Gi will appear in Episode 8 of KBS1’s Donghaeng scheduled to air during the Lunar New Year holiday weekend on 2/21 at 6pmKST. Donghaeng means “to travel together”. Here’s the trailer from Donghaeng’s official facebook page.

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English translation:

Opening caption: A father and sons’ story of hope which stems from attention and support

Lee Seung Gi: Volunteering, it’s not really a difficult thing.  Once again, I felt how much strength can be derived when many people gather together.

Woman volunteer: If done alone, it’s going to be a very difficult job.  But when many gather together, it’s more fun.

Closing caption: A warm donghaeng made from the gathering of many people’s hearts.

Final caption: Lunar New Year special. Donghaeng. Rewriting the journal of hope of a father and his two sons. 2/21 (Sat) night 6pm KBS1 TV

Korean to English translation by Elise, Lee Seung Gi Forever

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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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[English] Seung Gi Cooks Traditional Korean Rice Cake Soup with Kids for Lunar New Year

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Lunar New Year falls on Janauary 31st this year and is considered one of the 2 biggest holidays in Korea besides Chuseok, which is Korean Thanksgiving, and equivalent to the mid autumn harvest festival in Chinese culture..  The first meal that a  Korean eats on New Years day is Rice Cake Soup.  It is believed to ward off evil spirits for the rest of the year. Here is Seung Gi assisting children in making their own rice cake soup.

English translation:

Chef: At home you use white moon (shaped) rice cake?

Kids: Yes

Chef: Since I heard you were coming, I had some prepared.  Now what could this be?

Kids: Danmooji (pickled yellow radish)

Chef: Danmooji? Does it look like a danmooji? We’ll taste it later to see if it’s danmooji.  This is made from the “cheesa” fruit. It gives off a natural yellow food coloring. 

Chef: Wow, we finished at the same time.

Lady: Remember we had our friend, Juwon.

Lee Seung Gi: Ah! You mean slicing?

Lady: Yes

Lee Seung Gi: I don’t usually watch carefully (his heodangness coming out here). Make sure not to hurt your hands Jiwon.  If you try to slice too fast, you can cut your hand.

Lee Seung Gi with little girl: If you do that, you’ll get hurt. Like this. (he shows her how to hold the knife at an angle).

Here’s a photo of traditional Korean Rice Cake soup:

rice cake soupCredit: Naver

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