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WeMAP’s “Culture Day” Fanpics

Today is Lee Seung Gi’s turn to appear at WeMAP’s “Culture Day”, a two day event held for customer satisfaction employees at the 500 seat Megabox Cinema at Gangnam’s COEX. Tomorrow, Lee Seo Jin will be making his appearance.  The event started at 7pm KST and customer satisfaction employees will spend 30 minutes with Seung Gi today. He will be making phone calls to employees through a drawing and the lucky winners will also be able to take photos with him. Here are some fanpics that popped up on Twitter a few minutes ago:

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WeMAP Social Commerce Holds ‘Culture Day’ For Employees

wemapCredit: WeMAP

Social commerce WeMAP is holding a ‘Culture Day’ on the coming 24th and 25th of this month at the COEX movie theater in Gangnam. The purpose of this event is to encourage the employees working in the customer satisfaction department.  Lee Seung Gi and Lee Seo Jin will be invited for this event.

This past January, WeMAP announced that 2014 would be the start of a new management run by consumers. To realize this goal, approximately 1000 customer satisfaction centers were made available in order to provide the best service to customers. This upcoming ‘Culture Day’ was planned to show appreciation for their service.

WeMAP will rent out the entire Megabox movie theater which contains approximately 500 seats for the 2 day event. On the 24th, Lee Seung Gi will make his appearance while Lee Seo Jin  will appear on the 25th.  Starting from 7pm, the customer satisfaction employees will meet with them for 30 minutes and they will also watch a period action film titled ‘Kundo: Age of the Rampant’.

During this event, Lee Seung Gi and Lee Seo Jin will call out seat numbers and present customer satisfaction employees with gifts.  In addition, there will be a surprise event in which they will call employees’ cell phones through a random drawing.  The winners will be able to take photos with Lee Seung Gi or Lee Seo Jin.

WeMAP’s head official of customer service centers, Kim Han Bit, said, “The customer satisfaction employees are doing their best at the point of contact with customers. They are making consumer oriented management a reality. By directly meeting the representative models of WeMAP,  their loyalty to the company can be heightened. In addition, I hope it will be a great way to relieve stress that has built up until this point.”

 

 

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

Source: Ajunews


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[English] *UPDATED* DCLSG 10th Anniversary Debut Commemoration Comic ~ Seung Gi’s Day

Special thanks to Dae-Anne Gabriel for her fabulous IT work which made this 10th Debut Anniversary comic by Chambbong on dclsg easy to read. How many CF items endorsed by Seung Gi within the past 10 years can you find?

Day1trans Day2trans Day3trans Day4transCredit: Chambbong via dclsg

 

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

IT work incorporating English translations by Dae-Anne Gabriel, Special Guest Contributor to Lee Seung Gi Forever

Original dclsg link: 10th Anniversary Debut Commemoration Comic

Link to Original Draft with Text: Original Draft


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[English] DCLSG Comic Strip~ Seung Gi’s Day

I ran across this comic strip early this morning and thought “What a shame I can’t share it with International Airens.” Blogging English translations after the comic strip is a bit cumbersome to read since I don’t have the software to white out the Korean and insert English. Many wonderful Airens volunteered to help out, so for now, I will blog a “rough draft” of translations so that English translations can be inserted instead of Korean. Thanks for your understanding! Meanwhile, see how many of his CF products you can count. There were so many comments on dclsg about  Chambbong’s ingenuity of incorporating so many of them into a single comic strip 🙂  She made this in commemoration of Seung Gi’s 10th Debut Anniversary. See how many CF products you can find that he endorsed in the past 10 years! ^^day1

English translation:

At the very top by Seung Gi’s head: Seung Gi’s Day~ ( followed by ) – Dae Woong’s birthday!

Under Seung Gi’s head: by Chambbong

Seung Gi in bed as his alarm rings: 6:00am, the start of a new day!

By Seung Gi’s hand holding Pyeongchang water:

Large comic balloon: Seung Gi must be thirsty because he heads towards the refrigerator as soon as he wakes up

Smaller comic ballon: He takes out the water

Seung Gi pouring water into a glass with orange liquid: A glass of Berocca!

Seung Gi at the sink: He also washes his face~

Korean writing on the bathroom mirror is just the sound of him splashing water: 어푸 어푸 is phonetically translated as uh poo, uh poo

Toothpaste going onto the toothbrush: He also brushes his teeth~

Korean writing as he brushes his teeth is just the sound of him brushing his teeth: 치카 치카  is phonetically translated as chi ka chi ka

Seung Gi throws his clothes out the door: Exercise~ Exercise~

Under this box it says: He changes his clothes for his morning exercise.

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First box, on the ground by Seung Gi’s feet: 7:00am Morning exercise

Top comic balloon: To exercise, he goes to the mountain behind his neighborhood~

Seung Gi makes sounds as he exercises: One, two, one, two~

Seung Gi drinks a bottle of something: When thirsty, a beverage!

A silhouette of Seung Gi in the shower: 8:00am, a refreshing shower! In white, you’ll see >< followed by the word Kyaaah~

Seung Gi holding the Seam face cream: Top word: Moist~ Bottom word: For the skin~

By the rice cooker: He scoops the rice

By the kimchi refrigerator with 4 brown compartments:  And also takes out the kimchi!

Seung Gi eating: A delicious breakfast with curry~!

Seung Gi sipping with a straw: A bottle of Activia for the intestines! (Activia is a brand of yogurt for those not familiar with it)

LSG Style:

polo shirt: Heritory shirt

cardigan: Giordano cardigan

pants: Edwin pants

T-shirt:  FUBU t-shirt

To the right of this box: Preparations to leave the house finished-!

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In front of KB bank:  To Kookmin bank to deposit money for the merchandise purchased from WeMAP last night~

In front of Home Plus (A supermarket/department store): To Home Plus to buy snacks for friends~

The checkout counter as the cashier scans each item:

In his/her hand is a can of beer: Max (a brand famous in Korea)

On the conveyer belt under the beer is a package of meat: Hanwoo (Korean beef)

Followed by a line of items:  Activia (yogurt), Market O Brownie, Sunkist, Ohsazz (sweet potato chips by Haitai and Calbee co.), Market O Cheese Chips

In front of Crown Bakery: To Crown Bakery on the way home to get a cake for Dae Woong’s birthday~

Seung Gi on the phone:  He orders a pizza from Pizza Hut using CJ Thrifty Phone~

Seung Gi with friends: To celebrate Dae Woong’s birthday, Hwan and Dae Gu also came~!

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Top balloon as the meat is being grilled: Hanwoo that Woong’s girlfriend likes~

Next small box with Korean 앗뜨거: Ouch! It’s hot.

Small balloon by the grill underneath this: Oh no.. Dae Gu burned his hand while grilling meat

Balloon by Medifoam: So it won’t scar, Medifoam, ta da~

Seung Gi and friends drink and eat: Up by Seung Gi’s head it says 치맥~ : Chicken and beer~

Small balloon on the upper right hand corner: A late night snack is chicken and beer!!!

Dae Woong in the checked shirt eating noodles:   Dae Woong with a good appetite eats another bowl of naengmyun (cold noodles) by himself…

The slurping sound in the background says 후루룩~ : Hoo roo rook~

Balloon on the left by Hwan and Dae Gu: Hwan whines about not winning in the lottery tickets he bought that day~

Background comment from Hwan: Why aren’t I winning ㅠㅠ

Balloon on the right by Dae Gu: Dae Gu drinks milk like a whale after drinking alcohol

Underneath this box: This..this is how they say the day ended! – END-

Underneath last box: Seung Gi’s Day by Chambbong

On the very left hand corner: DCInside Lee Seung Gi Gallery comic strip commemorating his 10th Debut Anniversary

 

 

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

 Original dclsg link to see it enlarged: 10th Debut Anniversary Commemoration Comic Strip


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WeMAP CF for You Are All Surrounded~ Win Autographed Seung Gi Shoes!

We Make Price is having an event in honor of Seung Gi’s ‘You Are All Surrounded’. Leave a “sensible” message of encouragement for Lee Seung Gi and through a random drawing, the first prize winner will receive an autographed pair of shoes that Seung Gi wore in his retro-office kung fu CF with Lee Seo Jin. For second place, 2 lucky people will receive New Balance Cherry Blossom Sneakers. For third place, 10 lucky people will receive a certificate good for Starbucks coffee. The event lasts from May 13th through May 30th. Winners will be announced on June 2nd on WeMAP’s homepage.

WeMaP YAAS

Credit: wemakeprice

“Leave a message of encouragement for Lee Seung Gi! He is diligently filming in this increasingly hot weather! Please leave a word of encouragement for Mr. Lee Seung Gi~! If you leave a sensible message of encouragement, we will give you a prize through a random drawing.”

The ‘You Are All Surrounded’ poster says:

The Violent Crimes Unit’s Legend (Seo Pan Seok) and hot tempered rookies are thoroughly at each other’s throats!

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


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[English translation] The Dimple Brothers Congratulatory Message for WeMAP’s 3rd Anniversary

Credit: officialwemakeprice

English translation:

Ssah-dah!! means (It’s cheap) and this is what Lee Seo Jin is saying in his Kung Fu fighting voice at the beginning..LOL^^

Male voiceover: This is WeMAP’s shopping advantage!

Absolute We! WeMAP!

Caption with Lee Seo Jin and Lee Seung Gi: We congratulate you on your 3rd Anniversary…A congratulatory message from two men

Dimple brothers: Hello, I’m WeMAP model Lee Seo Jin. Hello, I’m Lee Seung Gi.

Lee Seo Jin: With your love, it’s been 3 years for WeMAP

Lee Seung Gi: In order to continue hearing your praises of “it’s really cheap” in the future, WeMAP will work even more diligently. We ask you for lots of love.

Dimple brothers: Shopping’s absolute advantage, WeMAP!

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


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Spend White Day with Seung Gi! ~Talk Concert sponsored by WeMAP

In Korea, there are two separate romantic holidays unlike the USA. First, there’s Valentine’s Day on February 14th. On this day, it is Korean custom for women to present men with chocolates.  The favorite standby is Ferrero Rocher. Since I grew up in the USA, I can’t understand this, even though I am Korean-American. A month later, on March 14, it’s the mens’ turn to present women with candy and flowers. Koreans believe this holiday was split in two for marketing purposes. As a female, I prefer chocolates over cheap candy hands down.

WeMAP offered 100 lucky females a Valentine’s date with Lee Seojin, now it’s Lee Seung Gi’s turn on White Day. You need to go to the WeMAP facebook page and press the like button as it needs to reach 400,000 before this event can happen.

white day sgCredit: wemakeprice FB page

(WeMAP Facebook Like EVENT)

Seung Gi’s White Day Talk Concert

Here’s the link to the WeMAP facebook page if you can read Korean:

https://www.facebook.com/wemakeprice

1. First click the “Like” thumbs up icon

2. Download a coupon for 1,000 Won off a minimum online purchase of 10,000 Won. (Take $1 off a minimum purchase of $10)

3.  Press the red button that says “To enter”, in Korean it says “응모하기” Then you need to fill in the empty box with the reason for why you believe you need to meet Seung Gi on White Day.

4. If you click the share button in blue (It says ” 공유하기” in Korean), your chances of winning become higher!

Credit: officialwemakeprice

English translation:

Caption #1: Seung Gi’s White Day Talk Concert

Caption #2: The Valentine’s Day date with Lee Seo Jin on 2/14

Caption #3: Back hug~

                            Front hug~

In my eyes, my heart sees hug~hug~ ♥

Caption #4: What are you doing on 3/14?

Would you like to go on a …

….date?

Caption #5: If you press “Like”, we like it!

Caption #6: Press the “Like” button firmly

Caption #7: 100% win! Receive a coupon!

Caption #8: Together with your story, firmly press the enter button!

Caption #9: If you share with your friends, your odds of winning go UP!UP!

Caption #10: Seung Gi’s White Day Concert

Caption #11: WeMAP

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


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[English] Win a date with Lee Seo Jin & The Dimple Brothers wish you a Happy Lunar New Year ~ WeMAP

Credit: WeMakePrice

English translation:

Hello, I’m WeMAP model Lee Seojin. I’m WeMAP Lee Seung Gi. 2014 has arrived.

Lee Seo Jin: I hope that everyone will have a year filled with only happy events.

Lee Seung Gi: I wish for everyone to be healthy and to have a year filled with love.

Lee Seo Jin: Everyone, Happy New Year.

Lee Seung Gi: Everyone, Happy New Year.

There’s an event that WeMAP is having in celebration of reaching 300,000 fans. It appears to be a date on Valentine’s Day with Lee Seo Jin!  You have to go to the WeMAP official homepage on Facebook and press the “Like” button.  Then you will receive a coupon that you can download. You must have an official WeMAP account online first. Participate in a drawing for a date with Lee Seo Jin! Final caption says “2/14, you are the leading lady”.  The event will be held from 1/23, 10am KST to 2/6 10am KST.  100 WeMAP customers will be drawn at random and contacted individually on 2/7 for a date with Lee Seo Jin! Sigh…don’t get your hopes up for an individual date! LOL.

Here’s the link to the WeMAP FB page: WeMAP

p.s. If WeMAP is able to reach 500,000 fans on Facebook, there will be a White Day date event with Lee Seung Gi on March 14! In Korea, Valentine’s Day is for females to give males chocolates. The next month, on March 14, it is called White Day and this is the day males give candy or chocolates to females.  I come from the USA so this doesn’t really make sense to me.  Many netizens say this is a marketing ploy to increase the sales of chocolate in February and candy in March.  >< WHAT!!???  I’ve been living in Korea for several years and still shake my head at this custom.  The American culture in me just won’t accept it.  What ever happened to the saying “Ladies first?”

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


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Happy New Year! Seung Gi in Hanbok for Cuckoo and WeMAP CF

Happy New Year! In Korean tradition, New Year’s Day is celebrated by eating a bowl of rice cake soup.  Many times, it also contains meat and or vegetable dumplings as well.  It’s Korean superstition that eating a bowl of it will ward off evil spirits.  It is called “Dduk Guk” or “떡국” in Hangul.  Another tradition is for younger people to formally bow to elders such as children to parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents and receive money in return called “saebae don”. “Saebae” or “세배”  in Hangul, ” 歲拜” in Chinese characters means “New Year’s bow”.  Not only do children bow, but adults also do it to their elders such as their parents, in laws, and elders such as grandparents. They do not receive money when they bow.  Everyone who pays their New Year’s respects to their elders then sit and get advice or well wishes for the coming year.  For children, it is a day to look forward to. 

Family gatherings are festive with the traditional game of “Yutnori”, where wooden sticks are thrown and the pattern in which they fall on top of each other determines how many spaces a team can move on a board.  The object is to reach all four bases first while capturing as many chips of the opposing teams.  Another tradition that many households observe is the wearing of the Korean traditional costume called Hanbok.  This word literally means “Korean clothing”.  Here’s a photo of Seung Gi dressed for New Year’s Day in a Cuckoo CF. Here, he is posed getting ready to bow. 

new years day sg cuckoo Credit: Cuckoo via weibo

Here’s a fancier photoshopped version for 2014:

new years day sg 4 fancy cuckooCredit: Cuckoo via weibo

new years day sg gift cuckooCredit: Cuckoo via weibo

new years day sg 2 cuckooCredit: WeMAP

This is a CF ad for WeMAP, the social commerce group, with Seung Gi wearing a different style Hanbok. The CF is for a gift that comes when a customer reserves a gift.  It is Korean custom to bring gifts such as apples, Asian pears, and various gift sets when visiting someone’s home.

Here is a photo of Rice Cake Soup or “Dduk Guk” (떡국)

rice cake soupCredit: Naver