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[series] Rain’s World of Endorsements: Harmony Meets Handsome in Ho Chi Minh–Cantavil Premier Apartments

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Cloud cover by: Michele, Staff Writer

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When Korean corporation Daewon Company partnered with Vietnam’s Thu Duc Housing Development Corporation, the Cantavil Premier Apartments were born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  New, modern, and high-tech, this new development offered a plethora of amenities if you chose to live in one of its exquisitely designed and architecturally harmonious apartments.  Complete with a Lotte Modern Cineplex, the Cantavil Premier had it all.  And they had one very famous world star to tell you all about it.

Rain just oozes style and class.  So he was the perfect spokesperson for a new and classy housing development.  He happens to be one architecturally harmonious human who wears a suit like it was born into creation and designed solely for him.  See if you can catch that Yves Saint Laurent belt buckle. Hot.

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Even as he languidly awakens in his loose-fitting loungewear, he makes it…

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Yoo Seung Ho

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The smoldering gaze of Yoo Seung Ho can most definitely render a fangirl of any age weak in the knees.  Partner that with maturity, poise, intelligence, and affable charm and he becomes downright lethal!  In fact, he becomes a fangirl dream.  When I watch Yoo Seung Ho, I always have to pause a moment to remind myself that he is all of twenty years old!  Building his acting resume since the age of 7 and settling into that wickedly intense smolder by age 16, I could no longer deny his rightful place here as a worthy K-Shot of Hot.

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[series] Rain’s World of Endorsements: A BMW, Bullets and a Broken Heart.

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Cloud cover by:  Michele, Staff Writer

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When was the last time a commercial made you cry?  Has one ever made you cry?  Maybe this one might push you to the verge of waterworks just a little bit, especially if you are a hopeless romantic like me and you adore Rain.

One of the best discoveries I have made since falling down the K-rabbit hole is the commercial film (CF).  In my opinion, these mini-productions are given the same care, attention and importance as any film or drama.  I love that dedication and respect for this particular genre in Asia – it is art after all.  The extended commercial films are pure entertainment and marketing gold.  My first (and don’t condemn on this) was Lee Min Ho’s The One and Only for Toyota. I was blown away.  I thought to myself, this is brilliant marketing.  Not only that, what…

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Under THAT Umbrella…eh, eh, eh

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You know me, in anticipation of precipitation
Stack chips for the rainy day…
~Rhianna (Umbrella)

I never cease to amaze myself with the predicaments I often find myself in when going about my business of trying to find, obtain or do something, and the ensuing (and often amusing) adventures that invariably follow as a result.  The tale of this umbrella is no exception.

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K-Poppin’


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If I had my K-drama moment the other day at the Coex Mall and the Bongeunsa Temple, then I had a bit of a K-Pop situation today when I hunted down (in the rain) S.M. Entertainment, JYP and Cube.  Let me get this out of the way first, I did not see any K-pop stars in the flesh.  I saw some reasonable facsimiles thereof.

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Coex, K-Drama and Jellyfish

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Today, I visited Samseong-dong, a vibrant and upscale area of Gangnam-du.  I had no real plan for the day.  Remember, I adopted ‘the plan is there is no plan’ motto while traveling in Seoul a few days ago.

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