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May 2016

Code Name: Blue Notes

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Dreamkatchers Initiative has started a fan project for all CNBLUE fans! We are collecting letters, original fanart and photos to put in a book to give to the boys! In addition, any BOICE attending KCON LA 2016 will have a chance to sign the fan book until space runs out. Deadline to submit is Sunday, July 3, 2016!

For more details, visit: www.dreamkatchersinitiative.com/cnblue

 

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Got7: Flight Log Giveaway

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Got7: Flight Log Giveaway

Contest ends 24 May 2016 at 11:59PM EST

 

got7: Flight Log GiveawayThree Winners will be randomly chosen.
2 (two) winners will win dki’s Got7 concert shirts
1 (one) winner will win 1 (one) Flight Log: Departure album

Up to 3 (three) entries for donating (1 entry for $10, 2 entries for $20 and 3 entries for $30 and up)
Link: https://www.crowdrise.com/unicef-for-ecuador/fundraiser/dreamkatchersinitiative

1 (one) for liking the page
1 (one) for sharing publicly ad on fb, tag dki
1 (one) for sharing ad publicly on insta, tag dki
1 (one) for sharing ad publicly on twitter, tag dki

Got7 entries?

Please, send screenshots of your entries (or donation thank you pages) to giveaways@dreamkatchersinitiative.com along with your name. Good luck, Kpop family!

US only.

Once Upon a Drama with Thumbalynda

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Hi everyone!

Firstly, I’d like to thank DKI for inviting me to be a guest writer on their website. It is such a great honor to be able to contribute to such an awesome organization. To top it off, I get to write about a topic that I absolutely love: KDRAMA. I’ve completed nearly 100 kdramas (but who’s really counting ^_^), so I can safely say that I’m a kdrama addict; AND, I wear that title with pride. Honestly, kdrama has been a source of comfort for me through some of the darkest moments in my life. Taking a timeout from life for 60 minutes (or so) has been my self-prescribed therapy over the last several years. Kdramas have given me the excuse to cry when I felt like crying (without having to give an explanation), or the reason to laugh when I felt like crying (but had nothing or no one else to comfort me).

I wasn’t given a specific topic to write about, so I’ve opted to recommend a couple of dramas that are currently airing without giving away any spoilers. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read =)

-Thumbalynda


 

 

NEIGHBORHOOD LAWYER JO DEUL HO (NLJ)
Airs on: Mondays and Tuesdays
Total number of episodes: 20
Most recent episode aired: 12
Where to watch: Viki
Main Cast: Park Shin Yang, Kang Sora, Ryu Soo Young, Park Sol Mi
OST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAutvff4AnM
Brief synopsis: Jo Deul Ho has gone from growing up in an orphanage to becoming a star prosecutor with a very promising future. However, when he discovers corruption in his workplace and decides to report it, he ends up losing everything. This drama follows Jo Deul Ho as he tries to rebuild his life by opening a neighborhood law office and becoming a lawyer that citizens can depend on and trust.

Comments: I almost didn’t give this drama a chance because I had no idea who Park Shin Yang was and legal dramas aren’t really my cup of tea. The last legal drama I watched was Pride and Prejudice and the drama itself was just so-so to me. However, the same cannot be said about NLJ. I’m not sure if it’s the writing or if it’s the actors, but I find myself feeling everything that the characters feel. Whether it’s excitement over a small victory or hopelessness because of repeated failure, I feel it all, and that’s what’s most important to me when it comes to dramas. If I don’t care about what happens next, I’ll just stop watching. Granted we’re only halfway through the drama so things could turn terribly south, but given that each episode so far has kept my interest, I can only imagine it’ll get better from here.

 

VAMPIRE DETECTIVE (VD)
Airs on: Sundays
Total number of episodes: 12
Most recent episode aired: 6
Where to watch: Dramafever, Viki
Main Cast: Lee Joon, Oh Jung Se, Lee Se Young, Lee Chung Ah
OST: None available
Brief synopsis: This drama follows Yoon San, a former police detective who becomes a private investigator following a traumatic injury while in the line of duty. During one of his investigations, Yoon San is attacked and is turned into a vampire. Using his newfound supernatural abilities, Yoon San works to solve a variety of cases, while simultaneously trying to solve the mystery of his own life.

Comments: OCN sure does love vampires, and for that I cannot complain. If you’ve seen the Vampire Prosecutor (VP) series then you’ll definitely be a fan of VD. It follows the same sleek, dark style, and Lee Joon is drop dead sexy (as was Yeon Jung Hoon in VP). Each episode introduces a new case, while also giving you a piece to Yoon San’s own puzzle. I honestly didn’t have any high hopes coming into this drama, I just wanted to see Lee Joon in action, and thus far, I have not been disappointed. The storyline is really good in that each case is engaging, while the buildup to Yoon San’s own mystery is continuously gaining momentum as well. What really keeps me hooked is this cast though. The chemistry between Lee Joon, Oh Jung Se, and Lee Se Young is soo fun to watch, while Lee Chung Ah’s portrayal of the villain is creepy as hell.