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‘Halo-halo,’ ‘kwek-kwek’ and other things Hwang In-youp misses

Ten years ago, a would-be South Korean actor was “making tusok-tusok the kwek-kwek” in the streets of Davao. He loved the taste of deep-fried quail eggs coated with orange batter so much that it is still one of his favorite foods from the Philippines after all these years. That actor is Hwang In-youp and, last …

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Choi Young-jae

Choi Young-jae talks about the kimchi slap in ‘So Not Worth It’

GOT7’s main vocalist and heartthrob Choi Young-jae had an interesting moment in the sitcom “So Not Worth It.” (G)I-dle’s Minnie slapped him with a whole head of Napa cabbage that they used to make kimchi. This moment became a viral scene and was notoriously named the “kimchi slap.” But the talented idol said that it …

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Hyun Bin for Bench

We chatted with Hyun Bin on Zoom—and here’s everything he told us

There are many things you can appreciate about interviewing Hyun Bin via Zoom. For one, you can freely stare hard at him without getting shy about it. It allows you to admire his sharp jawline, his gelled-up crew-cut hair and the generous smile that shows off his dimples. During Lifestyle’s one-on-one with him on June …

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Byeon Woo-seok

Byeon Woo-seok of ‘Record of Youth’ wants to play a psychopath

He caught us off-guard when he shot the first question, in English: “Who’s that man behind you?” He was referring to the standee of another Korean actor behind this writer, which was partly visible on the screen. Byeon gave a hearty chuckle as I, embarrassed, pushed the standee out of sight. Byeon is the newest …

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