Jung Il Woo featured in the National Health Insurance Service Web/magazine. April 2020.

April 4, 2020

Jung Il Woo was featured in this online health magazine.  It is a great choice, as he looks so healthy!

The magazine can be seen HERE. It starts on page 21. (Thank you IG anpan.225 for finding this website!…It’s not even up in the National Health Insurance Website …that’s where I kept checking!)

Here is the translation and photos of the magazine. Please if copying credit the source!

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Actor Jung Il Woo who becomes a chef in a drama “late night snack man and woman”

“I will make dish that heals body and heart”

Actor Jung ill woo, who is a well known food lover and has good cooking skills, has a role as a chef and comes back to us. He is chef “Park Jin Seong” as a main character in the drama ‘late night snack man and woman’ which is being filmed and predicted to be on air late this year. We went to meet him who has busy life after the filming started.

Serious Passion for Acting

Actor Jung has spent the whole time in Daehakro since last winter. He showed the audience good acting in his return in theater with ‘Elephant song’ as a Michael. Because it is a psychodrama, it drained his energy and after the heated acting he almost was burnout. He had good reception from the audience after he came back to the theater, and until the finale, his shows were sold out. We were curious how he feels after finishing this show.

“It was hard for me both physically and mentally. I played as a patient in a mental hospital and this is a story about a person who runs toward his end, so I had to show many different shifts of emotions and I had to deal with doctors and nurses. There were many scripts to memorize so it was difficult as well, but it was very good experience as an actor.”

Jung said he gained more confidence through this show. After hearing him mentioning about confidence, we could feel how serious he is about acting, knowing he is such a good actor himself already. Maybe that’s why there are many senior actors who praises him. Especially, the actor Lee Sun Jae is well known for keep saying good words about him on TV or interview as ‘very hard working, good at acting young actor’. These two actors who got to know in Jung’s debut ‘High Kick’ are very close, more than just colleagues in acting.

“Lee Sun Jae is the actor who I admire the most. I am continuously visiting and get in touch with him since High Kick. We go to see each other’s plays in theaters. He told me that If someone wants to be an actor, he should do a play on a theater, and I could understand the meaning through this play.

Returning to drama as a real chef

Jung, who finished a big play comes back to our living room theater(TV). He is confirmed to be in a role of a main character Park Jin Seong in a drama ‘late night snack man and woman’ which will be on air late this year. One thing we have to focus here is that the role he plays is a a chef who is not only good at cooking but also sexy. Jung is well known food lover and known for his cooking skills.

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I go abroad sometimes for shooting and I always feel that our health care system is very well done. When I am abroad, I feel scared to visit a doctor with little symptoms. I think Korean health care is a very good system that you can feel proud of as a Korean.

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On 편스토랑, the popular KBS 2TV show, he shows off his cooking skills by using Chinese cooking knifes, and became winner with “떡쭈빠빠오”. Usually, actors have some breaks between acting roles but we can guess why he came back to the drama right after he finished the play. This is the drama that is for him!

“the crew of this drama told me that they did casting with me after seeing me in the cooking show. I think it is nice to show people about me through cooking.” Jung is choosing clothes and little things himself to become a role of “Park Jing Seong”, with detail. Even bowls are chosen by Jung and he sometimes uses his own bowls from his home. “even though it is a video, people who eat should feel that it is delicious and that will be seen naturally to the audience. That’s why I try to cook as tasty as possible. To the degree that the audience will feel “I wanna make this! I want to eat this!”. I will share the recipe as well so you will be able to enjoy the drama in a different way.”

From hiking to bungee jumping, enjoying various sports

Let’s go back to the 편스토랑. Jung was at the center of spotlight not only because of his cooking skills and menus but also with his horse riding skills. The scene was very fabulous. “through many historical dramas, I learned how to ride horse so I think I can ride not too bad. I did not feel scared since the beginning. I enjoy theme parks and also I like bungee jump”

Jung il woo’s exercise style is very interesting. He enjoys horse riding and bungee jumping, but at the same time, he just like to walk. Not only Ollegil(in jeju) but also he has been on Santiago pilgrimage for 3 times. He also does pilates for 8 years.

“I do pilates almost everyday. I have done many exercises but there is nothing like pilates when it comes to balancing postures. In normal days, I try to walk a lot instead of doing some special exercises.”

We were curious what he eats to keep his body healthy. He is the person who cooks! He said he eats vegetable salads a lot. Also when he is on diet, he eats oats instead of carbohydrates. He said when you put oats and brown rice and steam it, it is not only good for health but also good for diet. It was very natural for him to talk about various ingredients.

Accepted to be on the front page model to support people having difficult time during Covid-19

 Jung became our model even with busy schedule of shooting a drama. He thought it is a good opportunity to support people when it is very difficult time for the whole people in Korea because of the Covid-19. Jung is a ambassador of National Traumatic Center, and he did cheering voice recording when expats came back from Wuhan.

“After I got an offer from this book, I searched about this book and read it. I found many good information. Also I wanted to be helpful somewhat in this difficult time.”

He has been donating to society continuously and he said he feel happy that he can be helpful to the society. I wants to be remembered as an actor who has good influence. He has been checking his health every year through health care system, and he said this system is really good. Especially when his friends who are residing in other countries tell him that they are afraid of the cost of visiting medical centers, he feel that Korea’s health care system is really good.

“Everyone is worried about Covid-19 but I am sure we will overcome this. I will do my best to show you good acting. I will cheer for you always!”

He also added nice words that we all should wash hands thoroughly. It is something that we can expect from Jung Il woo who is healthy and warm, and matches well with April.

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These were behind the scenes images posted at jungilwoo_official:

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Yes… he does match well with April… and every month, day, hour, minute, second…!   ^ ^

 

Jung Il Woo in the Literary Edition. Part 2

 

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March 27, 2020

Good Morning!   Jung Il woo recreated Anne of Green Gables in his 2020 calendar…

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So… I am sharing the WOOnderful creation of Anne of Green Gables under the genious pen of Lucy Maud Montgomery!   To see more photos of Ilwoo in the style of Anne… go HERE. You will also get to see photos of the picture perfect Prince Edward Island, the setting for this book and the birthplace of its author.

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Jung Il woo and Kim Bum

 

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March 21, 2020

One of Jung Il Woo’s celebrity friends is Kim Bum.  They met in the set of the sitcom Unstoppable High Kick.  On March 13, he completed his military service!  Like Ilwoo he has a medical condition, so he completed his service as a civil servant.  Some sources say he is suffering of degenerative arthritis due to a great weigh loss he underwent because of the filming the drama “Padam Padam.”  Lately, they do not want to disclose the illness but say he inherited it and has to visit the hospital often for treatment.

In this post I will highlight their friendship through the years.

2006-2007.  The High Kick years

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This one is not with Ilwoo, but Kim Bum looks so adorable had to post it:

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Cuteness overload!

 

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He was featured in the his first magazine aritcle with Kim Bum and Kim Hye-seong. The magazine was called “Dramatique”.

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They attended a VIP Premiere together as well:

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In 2009 he attends the VIP Premiere of he movie “”Good Morning President”.

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Was he falling asleep?!  I can only imagine how tired he must have been!

And he also attended Kim Bum’s VIP Movie Premiere “Flying.”

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And they celebrated Kim Bum’s birthday:

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Kim Bum was featured in Elle Girl that year too:

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In 2010 Kim Bum and Jung Il woo dropped by Lee Min Ho’s Fan Meeting to celebrate his birthday:

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Then to continue laughing, Kim Bum (and Lee Min-ho)  dropped by Jung Il woo’s Fan Meeting and celebrate his birthday as well!

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In 2011 Jung Il woo dropped by the set of Padam Padam to visit his friend:

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He looks too thin!

In 2013, he attends the VIP Premiere of the movie Psychometry to support his friend:

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In 2017 Kim Bum posted the last photos we have seen of these two, celebrating his birthday.

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Such a sweet friendship.  May it continue to flourish!  Inspired by their love I created this Christmas image in 2017. I daydreamed what it would be like if they spent Christmas together…

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Yeah… who needs heaven?!

Kim Bum as I said way up at the beginning of this post just completed his military service.  He is soon set to start filming a new drama!  It’s called “The Tale of Gumiho”.  You can read more about it HERE.

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This is probably his most iconic role:

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Do you know what it is?  That’s correct! Boys over flowers. To finish, this is one of my favorite photos of him… he has a little bad boy look and smirk comparable to Harrison Ford’s.

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Well that’s all for now.  Come back soon so you don’t miss the continuation of this beautiful friendship!

Jung Il woo’s Macau Dalgona Coffee (달고니 커피) becomes a comforting trend during Social Distancing due to the Coronavirus.

March 18, 2020

A while ago, while working in the show Convenience Store Restaurant, Jung Il woo travelled to Macau to look for pork inspired dishes.  He found a lot more than that… he found a man that prepared an unbelievable coffee.  When he tasted it it reminded of sweet Korean cookies called ‘Dalgona’. So he called the coffee Macau Dalgona Coffee. This was the part in the show when he tried it:

And slowly the “Dalgona Coffee’ started to trend in Instagram, Facebook and Tik Tok.

Jung Il woo learned to cook with his family.  And as an adult he has shared many recipes and cooking moments with his fans.  To see some of these moments and some of the related recipes, go HERE.

I translated a video of Jung Il woo making Dalgona coffee into English, so people could hear and understand the man that started this coffee’s trend!  It is in YouTube:

 

Today Ilwoo posted that it even was featured in The Los Angeles Times!  To see the article you can go HERE.  I also found a fresh article that includes the recipe HERE.  Here are a couple of  snapshots if you don’t wish to leave the page. Cr. Los Angeles Times:

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And I just found it featured in NBC Today’s Show Page. It’s HERE. Though he was not mentioned. Cr. Today

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Update:  March 21

It is in the PEOPLE magazine Website! Right HERE. Cr. People.

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These are images of the hashtags in Instagram… as of this date

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Look at the amount of people!  Almost 75,000!!!

And this is the English one:

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I am so happy for Ilwoo! I hope this brings him more opportunities to showcase the talented, kind and WOOnderful person he is!  He deserves every bit of it!

Jung Il Woo in the Literary Edition. Part 1

March 16, 2020

I had kept this post (posts) in my pending list but when Ilwoo posted his latest story about “Little Women” I decided it was time.

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This post is made up partly of Jung Il woo images that I thought related to actors and writer’s characters.  Also images of trips that I have taken to learn more about the writers or their lives.  And because it is March, Woman’s Highlight Month here in the USA, I will focus on women writers. For this post I will write about Little Women and Pride and Prejudice.

I’ll start with Louisa Alcott May’s Little Women or Mujercitas (Spanish) as it is the one Ilwoo posted about.  Growing up in a Low Middle Class family in Caracas Venezuela, meant that there were no libraries so my sister and I were bought about one leisure book a month and our school books.  I treasured every book I owned and re-read them many times and Little Women was among of my favorites.  I entertained the idea of becoming a writer when I was around 8, so I always fantasized about being the spirited and creative soul Jo was.  (Jo is one of the four March sisters in the book in case you have not read or seen a movie adaptation.)

Here is the image of Ilwoo that I think that looks like Laurie… from little women…

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Laurie was one of the first male characters I fantasized about… he was the boy that became Jo’s best friend though he always loved her, and who she rejects when he proposes.  Though I liked the new version of 2019, I find that my favorite is still the one from 1994. I don’t think anyone will aver play Jo as good as Winona Rider… and I liked that she had brown hair like the character written does.  Christian Bale as Laurie was more playful and funny, so to me he is my favorite in that role too!

Here are the two latest Lauries or Teddys (that’s how Jo called him).

I never thought I’d end up living so close to the hometown of the writer of Little Women, but by fate I am in Boston, around 45 minutes and even less by car from Concord, Massachusetts where she lived.

Back in December they held a special “Little Women Week 2019” in anticipation of the movie that would premiere on Christmas Day, so I booked a tour and went!  I learned so much about the novel and its writer. About Concord too.

These are my photos for the most part, photos were not allowed at The Orchard House (The Alcott’s residence) so I took those from various sites in the internet.  They are labeled if they labeled it to save time.

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Her desk by the window was built by her father.  Mr. Amos Alcott was:

“An American teacher, writer, philosopher, and reformer. As an educator, Alcott pioneered new ways of interacting with young students, focusing on a conversational style, and avoided traditional punishment. He hoped to perfect the human spirit and, to that end, advocated a vegan diet before the term was coined. He was also an abolitionist and an advocate for women’s rights.”  Cr. Wikipedia

He encouraged all his daughters to keep diaries and built that desk you see by the window for Louisa, in a time when it was rare for a young lady to have a desk as they were not expected to have time to write.

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These are some of the props Louisa and her sisters made.  Her story is semi-biographical and she wrote her sisters just like her sisters in real life.  And one of them dies just like in the book of scarlet fever, contracted from a sick child in a family they tried to help just like in the book.  The only part that is very different was that Louisa never married, so Laurie is made up of two men she knew and admired.  One had the playfulness and the other the looks.

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This was Abigail May Alcott’s room, the youngest of the sisters.  Unlike her sister wrote her in the book, in real life she became an accomplished artist. She was known in the Paris circle of painters.  She was particularly good a copying Turner’s paintings so she had a lot of commissions doing this type of work when museums did not want to use the real Turners in abroad exhibits.  Below you’ll see some of her work.  It was ll over the Alcott’s home, in the walls even…

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Isn’t she good?  Amd these are images of the rest of the house.  One feels transported to the 1800’s in these rooms…

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And these are some photos of the Town of Concord.

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This was a really cute town bookstore that served our tour tea!  I can’t imagine a more magical combination than a book and tea… well maybe if you added a Woo!

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This is Louisa’s grave at Concord’s Sleepy Hollow Graveyard.

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One thing I found out is that one of her teachers was Henry David Thoreau. She had a huge crush on him when she was young, but eventually they became good friends. More about Henry further down. Henry’s family was very close to the Alcott’s, to the point that they decided to spend eternity together by buying their plots in the cemetery next to each others. So Louisa’s grave is about two meters from Henry. I’d love to be that close in the afterlife to my crush!

This is the cemetery where they are buried.  It was really beautifully laid out:

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These are the graves of the Alcott sisters and I forgot who’s the fifth grave is from.  Louisa was a nurse during the American Civil War and sadly contacted Typhoid Fever.  Some experts believe that the mercury used to treat her sickness contributed to an early death, as she was never the same and suffered or a very weak immune system.  She died at 55 years of age.

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This is the plot of the Thoreau Family:

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Henry was an American writer, a poet, a philosopher known for his love of nature and his free spirit.  He decided to live in a cabin by a pond very close to Concord called Walden Pond and leave all possessions behind. There he would write one of his famous books “Walden” and his writing continues to inspire Americans to be free thinkers and to connect to nature.  The following comes from Wikipedia:

Henry David Thoreau (see name pronunciation; July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American essayist, poet, and philosopher. A leading transcendentalist, he is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay “Civil Disobedience” (originally published as “Resistance to Civil Government”), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

Thoreau’s books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry amount to more than 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions are his writings on natural history and philosophy, in which he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern-day environmentalism. His literary style interweaves close observation of nature, personal experience, pointed rhetoric, symbolic meanings, and historical lore, while displaying a poetic sensibility, philosophical austerity, and Yankee attention to practical detail. He was also deeply interested in the idea of survival in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay; at the same time he advocated abandoning waste and illusion in order to discover life’s true essential needs.

He was a lifelong abolitionist, delivering lectures that attacked the Fugitive Slave Law while praising the writings of Wendell Phillips and defending the abolitionist John Brown. Thoreau’s philosophy of civil disobedience later influenced the political thoughts and actions of such notable figures as Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King Jr.

Thoreau is sometimes referred to as an anarchist. Though “Civil Disobedience” seems to call for improving rather than abolishing government—”I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government” —the direction of this improvement contrarily points toward anarchism: “‘That government is best which governs not at all;’ and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have.”

I think he would have a lot issues with our current government!  One of his quotes was read in the movie “The Dead Poets Society”:

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms…”

I have swan many times in Walden Pond.  It is my favorite place to swim around Boston because unlike the beaches in New England which are usually freezing even in the summer, Walden is warm as it is a pond and not the ocean!  There are small fish in it… love sitting in the shallow end and watch them go by.   This what the pond looks like:

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This is a replica of Henry’s cabin:

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Well now let’s leave Louisa and Henry and move onto another great of great: Jane Austen.  I feel I will do no justice to her in this post, as have not visited her hometown or the the places her characters were written except for London. So her part will seem small.  But do not pay attention to the amount.  She is my favorite female writer… and her books especially “Pride and Prejudice” and “Sense and Sensibility” came later in my life, but have never left it sense.  I have seen every version of these stories and my favorite is the BBC series of Pride and Prejudice.  I never get tired of watching it.

So I will include Ilwoo in another bow outfit and then Colin Firth’s Mr. Darcy.  The best ever! If you have not seen this series, you have missed the best of the best of the best of the best in a love story!

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Yeah… Colin definitely wins that one!  The way that may looks… mercy!!!  And if that doesn’t make your heart beat faster… here is the the killer part:  For a long time this was my favorite “boy looks at girl” part ever!  … but… Ilwoo came and stole the show!  Let me show you!   So the scene that I am talking about starts at minute 5:07 of this video:

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Yeah…But Ilwoo with this look beat Colin Firth for me:

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When it happened I knew that I had really fallen for Ilwoo!  Now you may ask why… why do I think it’s the best boy looks at girl ever… very simple… his sweetness!  Ilwoo has such sweetness in the way he looks… it is strong but also kind, there is always so much love in his eyes.  Like he is never judging… he is supportive.  Some fans call it “smiling eyes”, to me they are “sweet loving” eyes!   Here is the video:

And my screen captures:

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And just like that I’m toast…!  Ilwoo toast!!!

 

Jung Il woo in Convenience Store Restaurant. Episode 20.

March 15, 2020

This episode aired on March 13th.  It was so fun to see all of Jung Il woo’s reactions!  I am in awe of the use of raw eggs in Asian food… it’s not something I’m used to eating.  I like it slightly cooked like a sunny side up!  I love it on bibimbap!

Here are the videos from YouTube:

These are my screen captures:

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And what a 13th it was for me… it aired at the same time as my student’s presentations for Spanish week.  It was so bitter sweet… as it was also the last day of school for a while. Everyone I saw, and everything I did at school was in this emotional augmented reality.  I kept thinking how precious all my students and my colleagues are to me.

We as many countries, are using “social distancing” as a means to control the spread of the coronavirus.  My family in Madrid is about a week ahead of us… this means we are with our closest family unit and we must keep at least two meters of contact from anyone outside.  It feels so surreal… the uncertainty is what gives it a sad tint… fortunately I will have to send parents lesson plans, and I am excited to explore the remote possibilities of teaching!

I am also delighted to work on the many projects I never have time to work on!  I will do a bit of this and that, including posts and pages on this website of course!

Even though I find the situation we are living scary at times and surreal, I remain optimistic.  I trust that what is happening as something that will bring humanity a step forward.  I believe in the universal energy of love that holds our bodies and our planet Earth together and the galaxies and everything that happens in them.

I wish you all the best wherever you are in this world!  Stay safe and keep healthy in body, mind and spirit.  Enjoy every bit of your nows!

With you,

Fan 13

Happy Woman’s Everyday!

March 8, 2020

Happy Woman’s Everyday!

Today, yesterday and tomorrow,
Every year, month, day, hour, minute and second,
Every sunrise, every sunset
is yours woman!
To every girl and woman
Givers and caregivers of men and boys
Your worth should not be measured by your beauty
or your ability to give birth,
and your intelligence should not be ignored!
Well now is your time
To dream, to learn, to be
Give to yourself, Love yourself!
Your believe of yourself will lead the way
and manifest its fruits in your life!
You do not need a man to make your dreams come true.
Do not give up your dreams to make a man’s dream come true.
Make your own dreams come true!
This world will be balanced
when your feminine energy
is given its rightful place of equality and importance
and when your herstory is told alongside their history!
She, her, hers,
Happy Woman’s Everyday!
Fan 13

And who are the women who are in Jung Il woo’s everyday?  Well there is his mom and sister and other female family members…

Jung Il-woo and his mom Mrs. Sim Yeonok 2017

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Female friends like Na Moon-hee and Dara:

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But most of the time the women surrounding him are actresses and female make up/wardrobe artists and filming crew. Go Ara and Jin Se-yeon are two actresses that have had the delight of working with Ilwoo at different times in his life.

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Models and female photographers:

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And of course!  His fans…

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And last but not least the woman he dreams of:

“Ilwoo said about his ideal type, “I want her to be someone I can learn from. I want her to have something I can be respectful of. I don’t care how old she is. I don’t care if she’s 10 years older, and he said “I don’t think it will be someone who works in the same field as me. Actors and actresses are people who are cared by others, so I think I want to take care of her with everything.”

(From his comments in Park Myung-soo’s Radio Show on January 20, 2020.)

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You know this woman already exists in time and space.  When will you allow yourself to love her? I hope you will treat her as your equal Ilwoo SSi!

Here are some graphics taken from an issue of National Geographic dedicated to women in November 2019.  They describe various situations and how women are affected all over the world.  

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