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[English] 2015.02.20 Entertainment Today – Lee Seung Gi Volunteers As a One Day Vendor For Big Issue

Credit: seunggiairen

English Translation:

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

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Lee Seung Gi to Help Sell The Big Issue?

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

bigissuesgCredit: jinwooky

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 cause๐Ÿ™
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 placardย  ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Handwriting was done together with @vintagegirl_yjย  – ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ”

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.ย  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

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Lee Seung Gi to Appear in The Big Issue Published on February 13th

First off, you may be asking,”What is ‘The Big Issue’?” It all started in England and served as a means for the homeless to make income selling magazines. Here’s a short clip to introduce you to the concept:

Credit: The Big Issue

These magazines are being sold all over the Seoul Metropolitan Area and the photo below was taken of a homeless man who was featured in a documentary three days ago in Korea. He is selling The Big Issue at Gangnam subway station which has many exits and other homeless vendors selling this magazine.ย  One of the prizes at the Airen group viewing for Love Forecast were brand new issues with Lee Seung Gi as the cover model. He is being featured for “volunteering his talent”.

B9ty5gdCEAA9DKhCredit: ladysukheekwon

Here is an article on The Big Issue in Korea:

The Korea Times