Sunday, June 25, 2006

Beautiful Words Re Oh Ji Ho

A couple of days ago I received this letter. It came from someone I didn't know, and I was thrilled by it because the writer is very articulate, and expresses a lot of what I feel and believe to be true about Oh Ji Ho.

I hope you'll enjoy this letter as much as I do.

"The man is lovely to look at with tremendous charisma and sex appeal. He took away the hearts of the women of Hawaii.

What impressed me was his very sweet nature. He has this innocent, gentle expression that is very natural. He didn’t go about acting like he thought himself better than others. Not once did he try to steal attention from anyone. Really a team player, he just looked as if he was having a great time being in Hawaii with his friends.

He stopped and allowed everyone to take a picture with him. He graciously gave his autograph. Never did he act as if he was too tired (which he was), or too overwhelmed with the crowd of women (which he must have been), nor did he ever stop smiling.

I thought that even if he wasn’t drop dead gorgeous, he still would have the aura of charm that makes him exude down to earth authenticity.

When he played the basketball game in Hawaii,(and named most valuable player of the Phoenix team that night) there was a focus of concentration and outpouring of his best efforts. It was evident that he has the gift of being fully present in the moment so that his ability to concentrate is razor sharp. Am sure that ability is used well in his work as an artist and actor. It is this ability, more than his good looks that will allow him to achieve his dreams.

I know I am speaking only about Oh Ji Ho, after all, your website seems dedicated to him.

But I have to say these same words go to every person on the Phoenix team. Every single one of them were wonderful and friendly.

Thanks for the site!"

C. Chun

And thanks to you C. Chun. Your presence here is a gift to me.

Input like yours, is the sort of thing that makes the difference between a site full of photographs that don't give much of a clue about the person pictured, and a gratifying personal portrait we can all relate to, and come away from with a sense of understanding and satisfaction.

You're The Tops!

Published with the author's permission.

Oh Ji Ho - On Arrival For The Shooting Stars Event

Here are two versions of the same portrait. One is in color, and one in black and white (grayscale). I kept weighing and measuring their potential effect on the viewer, concluded that it should be a matter of your personal preference as to color versus b & w, and realized it would be unfair to limit the selection to one or the other.

Enjoy both!
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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Oh Ji Ho - That Fabulous Face - Hawaii 2006

This photo was posted in haste, and I regrettably failed to give credit to the source. I'm uncertain of the identity of the photographer. However, it was sent to me as a large photo, and was cropped to try to get the most out of the portrait.

It comes via the courtesy of Gerrie Nakamura of the Hawaii K-Drama Fan Club, where she dedicatedly works very hard to make possible events such as the recent Shooting Stars K-Drama actors basketball game.

It is to Gerrie that I owe a debt of gratitude for setting my mind at ease regarding Oh Ji Ho's health. And while I'm at it, also many thanks to Michelle Smith for assuring me that although OJH is rail thin, "...he eats like a horse".

Thanks ladies!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Oh Ji Ho - Agonizing...

as Choi Yoon-jae, over the sad condition of his wife Lee Gyu-eun, to Park Yeon-seo. From the drama, Autumn Shower.
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Oh Ji Ho - The Real McCoy

This is a postcard from the Shooting Stars Basketball Game in Hawaii. The entire team Phoenix is visible This is the picture used as a postcard from the event. It certainly is an improvement over the earlier post of a version of this pic.

Photo courtesy of Gerrie Nakamura of :
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Monday, June 12, 2006

Oh Ji Ho - ...and when he laughs

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...he really loses it.

This is one of my absolutely favorite photos of O.J.H. The spontaneity of this shot is beautiful.

Oh Ji Ho - Pensive

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Oh JI Ho - Basketball Photos

Oh Ji Ho - The Basketball Guy!
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At game - place and time unknown to me.

At game - place and time unknown to me.

A strange shot of Phoenix. I know nothing about it. I think it's funny. OJH looks diabolical in this pic. Think this is bad? You should see the original! (The original was very dark.)

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Koalabear Reviews A Second Proposal

By Koalabear of Soompi Forums
( as Sassygirl17.)

A Simple yet Phenomenal Drama*****Thursday, April 14, 2005
Reviewer: Sassygirl17

With all the Korean dramas banking on the popularity of younger stars, this drama sets it all apart. At first, I thought the drama was not worth watching since I felt that it was different from all the Korean dramas I’ve watched since it is for a more matured audience but suddenly I found myself enjoying every single episode of it (even though I had to struggle with understanding it because I watched it without subtitles!) since it represented a simple story of a housewife in a different manner, and as real as it gets!

I had my time laughing over the first part of the episodes and then on the latter part it made my heart break. This time I saw a drama that reveals the real side of family life presented in a light but substantial manner. I was not even aware that this drama was so popular in Korea until I read it on the internet. The performance of the actors of this drama made me watch this more (even though I only know Oh Yeon-soo and Oh Ji-ho, as I have seen them in their previous projects) because they gave justice to each of their characters by giving their heart and soul for it. I hope that Korean drama fans will have the time to check out this drama since it is done in good taste and it is really worth watching.

Published with the author's permission.