Jung Il-woo in The Neighbor Magazine. Interview including video!

October 7, 2019

A new video of The Neighbor Magazine!

 

And below that found the interview:

LINK in Korean.

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“I wasn’t able to adapt to the jet lag yet, so I had a little swollen face.” It was the second day since he returned from England to meet Jung Il-woo, who smiled at the monitor. Before starting a new challenge that was still cautious, I had a few minutes to stay in the UK for two months, studying English and traveling. After releasing the meeting at the end of last year, Jung Il-woo did not spend a single minute of his 10-month period. The first thing he did back in society was to film the 48-part drama Hatch. It would be a tough schedule just to shoot, but he also worked as editor and editor of the magazine ‘Kribit’ before the drama ended. After the drama ended, he went on a third Santiago pilgrimage. After returning, he filmed documentary <Wild Map> and traveled around Korea. In addition, he launched a room spray “his,” which steers directly with the lifestyle brand Dayo sense. The evening of the interview, there was a meeting about a new challenge.

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 “I was so careful in my 20s. I was in a hurry. So there was a blank. But looking back, I felt regretted that I wished I had more challenges. 20’s is a time to learn a lot of bumps and breaks. I thought I should try more in my thirties. ”I can’t define the point in time, but his change began in his late 20s when he first left his pilgrimage to Santiago. So fond of fashion, he packed only four packs in his backpack and walked 40 to 50 kilometers a day for two weeks. I stood on the road to empty my thoughts, but while my legs were moving, my thoughts were rather neatly filled. And I realized that not much is needed for a person to live. The alternate service period also made him feel a lot. “Most of my friends who served together were younger than me, but I already thought about how I designed my life and headed toward my goal. And I realized Oh, I was not a frog in the well. ”In 2006, he made his debut through the sitcom High Kick. He spent almost 10 years with his manager or staff. The people they met were also mostly involved in work. However, he spent two years as a social worker at Seocho Senior Citizens’ Care Center in Seoul. He stepped back from his long-awaited entertainment world and returned to his ordinary life. More than six to six years old served with younger colleagues and looked back at life as they looked after the care center elders. I enjoyed such a long time. During that time, I thought and thought about what I liked and what direction I should go in the future. After returning to service, Jung Il-woo returns to the entertainment world, but still listens to himself and takes on various challenges while taking a break.

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Before meeting Jung Il-woo, he looked around his Instagram while preparing for an interview. The atmosphere felt through the feed, and what he had in common these days, had something in common. “Friends call me natural. If you upload a photo on Instagram, you’ll be contacted, ‘Where did you go?’ (Laughter). ”He also said that Instagram’s Instagram is not only a pilgrimage to Santiago, Photos and videos of nature landscapes around the world, including Gangwon-do, Jeju-do, and Ansan, are filled. Among them, the domestic landscape was captured by the camera filming the KBS documentary <Wild Map>, which is scheduled to air on October 3. The videos showed a glimpse of part of the documentary, where Jung Il-woo walked across the water in a lake full of water to the waist, rolling the ground to crawl and sometimes rolling his feet to run a generator. “I went to Gangwon-do, Jeju-do and Ansan to shoot documentaries. The most memorable place is Sihwa Lake in Ansan, a lake near the city center. It’s so beautiful now, it’s a place where environmental pollution is once a problem. After years of recovery, I was amazed at the mystery of nature as I saw animals and plants coming back. At the same time, I thought we all had to work to preserve the environment to preserve beautiful nature. ”

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In fact, it has been a long time since Jung Il-woo devoted himself to environmental issues. It wasn’t a special occasion, but I heard about domestic and international environmental news, watched overseas documentaries, and naturally reduced the need for environmental protection. It’s been a while since I’ve been carrying small bags and tumblers that can be used instead of plastic bags. Environmental protection is also practiced through various activities. His room spray “his”, which is a collaboration with Dayo Gam, is also an extension of his various environmental protection activities. “A few years ago, I joined a representative of Deiogam, attending a Chinese Heart Disease Help. I listened to the news that the CEO launched the eco-friendly lifestyle brand Dayo sense and watched it constantly. Then, based on the common concern of environmental protection, we introduced collaboration products. This time, we released a room spray, but soon we will be showing soap. ”His collaboration with Deiogam, conceived from his service, has worked hard for almost a year to see the light of the world. The room spray “his”, which can be called the scent of Jung Il-woo, was tested and combined with numerous scents that are sensitive to fragrances, collecting 200 to 300 perfumes only. It contains memories of nature’s fragrance created by the clear air, the soft soil, the moist leaves and the clear sky. Some of the sales of room spray “his” are used by two people to protect nature. After hearing the explanation, I was curious what kind of scent it was, but the sample was noticeable. I sprayed into the air. His expression was correct when he asked to express an intuitive feeling about incense.

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“There are no plans for the second half of this year. These days I’m spending my day getting ready for the new challenges I mentioned. The next work is also under review. Maybe I’ll be shooting before this year. I think I can stop because I have enough trips. (Laughter) What kind of work do you want to do in the future? You want to challenge various roles without being limited to a specific genre or character. The remainder of the year’s plan has not been decided yet, but one thing could be inferred. Jung will certainly fill in the rest of 2019. However, Jung Il-woo, who is digesting all of these schedules, did not seem overwhelmed or exhausted. I was relaxed and lively.

Jung Il-woo chose to walk without hesitation about going to a destination and doing when his schedule is free. As you might have guessed from three trips to Santiago, walking is an important act and ritual in Jung Il-woo’s life. And now he is walking with steady and diligent steps rather than running his life. Perhaps standing on his own path, he will hold the trees and flowers that grow along the way in his eyes and heart, and will walk around if he finds a pretty trail. When you are a little tired, you may take a rest in the breeze. It may be a bit later than those who are looking at only one finish line and run crazy. However, Jung Il woo will be much richer and harder in constant walking time.

My Screen Captures:

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Jung Il-woo in Star Shop Part 4: Episodes 12-20.

October 4, 2019

¡Happy Weekend!  I feel so Ilwoo full!  We have a new room spray, the Wild Map documentary and The Neighbor Magazine Photos!  … and all his Instagram posts!  He is keeping us so well nourished!  It is so sweet he shares with us personal things like what he is listening to, what he eats, what shows he sees, and even his old photos!   And here is even more Star Shop!

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Ready to enjoy the last of my Star Shop Posts for now?  Go HERE!

Jung Il woo in Wild Map Documentary Episode 1. (KBS)

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It was so WOOnderful to see IlWOO so full of WOOnder!

UPDATE: A video of Jung Il woo doing the voice over is our on KBS Love!  Look:

So adorable!!!

I watched the show on the following link:

http://www.itver.cc/kbs1-tv/

but of the many photos I saw in Instagram, many had the logo from this YouTube Channel… and it matches the content… this is another place to watch it:

The Channel is KBS1.

I managed to watch about 70% of the show… as I was attending a school event!  I took the following photos… but there are even videos posted in Instagram… so go get your fill there!  He looked so boyish… so happy!  It made me so glad… he really enjoyed doing this… and made the most of it!  It was so interesting too… so many animals I never had seen before…

These are two trailers posted at KBS Love:

 

My photos:

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The part from the last photo was so funny!  They had this great music in the background…

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This part… broke my heart…!

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Jung Il-woo in Star Shop Part 3: Episodes 1-11

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October 3, 2019

Today Koreans celebrate a holiday called “Korean Foundation Day.” In Korean it is called 개천절 (Gaecheonjeol).  It celebrates the legendary formation of the first Korean state of Gojoseon in 2333 BC. This date has traditionally been regarded as the date for the founding of the Korean people.

There is a myth that tells the story of the Foundation of Korea. It’s a very cherished myth in Korea, and it has to do with a bear and a tiger… which is why these animals were the symbols of the Winter Olympics held in PyeongChang in 2018:

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Here is the summary… this comes from 90 Day Korean.com.  Link is HERE.

History of National Foundation Day in Korea

The Korean creation myth goes back to the beginnings of the 고조선 (Gojoseon) period, before the three kingdoms era of Korea. Gojoseon literally means ‘old Joseon’ because this period of Korean history came long before the Joseon dynasty. Legend has it, the God-king 단군 (Dangun) founded the first Korean kingdom in 2333 B.C.

Dangun, Grandson of Heaven and Son of the Bear

Dangun is known as ‘the grandson of heaven’ or ‘the son of a bear’. Yes, an actual bear!

The story goes that 환웅 (Hwanung), the son of the Lord of Heaven, wished to live on earth. So his dad, 환인 (Hwanin), allowed him and three-thousand of his followers to build a city on 백두산 (Baekdu Mountain).

Historians regard Baekdu Mountain as the birthplace of Korea. It straddles the North Korea-China border and is actually a caldera, a volcanic mountain with a lake at its summit. 

The mountain looks like this:

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This last photo is when South Korean president and his wife visited the mountain.  He was the first South Korean president to ever make an official visit to the mountain with the North Korean President.  I’m so sad relations seem to be getting worse between the Koreas again.  So much to pray for…

It was here that Dangun’s father, Hwanung, allegedly descended from heaven, giving the lake its name ‘heavenly lake’. This mountain became the center of the Gojoseon kingdom which, at its height, stretched across the Korean peninsula and deep into Manchuria.

The word 개천 (Gaecheon), which makes up the holiday’s Korean name 개천절 (Gaecheonjeol), means ‘opening of heaven’, and refers to how Hwanin opened heaven to allow his son to descend to Baekdu Mountain.

While on the mountain, Hwanung met a bear and a tiger, both of whom asked him to make them human. To test their worthiness, Hwanung tasked them with spending one hundred days living in a cave with only garlic and mugwort to eat. The tiger completely failed the challenge and gave up after twenty days. The bear however, managed to complete the challenge. Thus the bear became a human woman, eventually marrying Hwanung and giving birth to a child. This son, Dangun, went on to found the first Korean kingdom.

Fascinating right?

Ready for Star Shop? … Go HERE.

I posted in Instagram that I went to a performance celebrating the Foundation of Korea.  It was an event organized by the Korean Cultural Society of Boston.  It was traditional Korean music (Gugak) and it included the three drum dance.  And I was ‘lucky’… I got a seat that was front and center (second time this happens in my life and it is in a performance of Korea!) I was sitting in front of the Consul General of Korea in Boston!  (Because of this many people came up to him to say hello! and that meant they stood in front of me!  I imagined that must be what it feels to be with someone like Ilwoo in a public space!  Kinda annoying! )

I couldn’t take any photos or videos as they were not allowed… only at the end…

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The musicians and singer were so good!  I felt every note bring me closer and closer to Ilwoo…

Jung Il-woo for The Neighborhood Magazine. October 2019. 더 네이버 (2019년 10월호)

October 1, 2019

Jung Il-woo appears in this magazine where they interview him about his new room spray.  Here are his gorgeous photos:

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Where to buy it you ask?  No idea!  Tried finding a place, but I only found THIS and THIS in Korean.  Well here is a spread of the magazine found at the first site.  As I found more I will post more…

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My Edits… here they are… along with the photos I used as transparencies:

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My beloved Venezuela… When will I walk your beautiful beaches again?

This is probably the most paradisiacal place I have ever been to on Earth.  The Archipelago Los Roques is in front of Venezuela’s main land. It is a National Park and the biggest in the Caribbean.  The biggest island called Gran Roque only had 4 cars when I went! Two of them trucks.  People walked everywhere or used boats. Even though there are over 40 mini islands, only 3 were allowed for visits as you need permit for the rest.  There were very few people so once you get on a boat to visit one of little islands, you and your companions can be the only ones in an entire beach… this happened to us!  And let me tell you… it is absolutely gorgeous… almost 100% natural as very little development has reached it!

One of the parts that blew my mind (still does) is that I had a snorkel-fins set because we were going to go snorkeling later in the day with a guide.  When I got into the water to cool off I saw some fish, so I decided to get the snorkel and have a peak.  I got on my knees and peeked… it was unreal… it was like being in a huge coral reef, so much marine life!  Hundreds of fish!!!  Well, after that discovery I was rarely out of the water… with the water was waist high the most I floated and sometimes kneeled just in absolute awe! My mom kept joking I had become a fish.

I found the following video… and it made me cry… because that is how I remember it… it was simply perfect!  I was so blessed to have visited with my family… one of my best memories… no beach can even begin to compare!  I wish to go there once more before this body perishes…  I pray!