Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Oh Ji Ho, out and about...

Our diligent Hong Kong reporter, A. Ho sends this:

Oh Ji Ho in Hong Kong for Diesel Store opening

‘This is my fourth visit to Hong Kong. I’ll stay for 3 days to attend the Diesel events…. There may not be time for sightseeing,’ said Oh Ji Ho in English.

The Korean actor of Fantasy Couple, Oh Ji Ho, arrived in Hong Kong on Tuesday (27 May) morning. He is in town to attend the star-studded grand opening party of Diesel’s high profile Hong Kong flagship store. Diesel is an Italian casual clothing brand which sets sights on hip baby boomer and ageing fashionistas amid a shrinking youth market. Last month, Diesel unveiled a new store in Tokyo, its biggest in Asia.

Oh came to Hong Kong with his two assistants. Two body guards sent by the sponsoring company and staff of the public relations agency were at the airport to greet him. Oh, in casual clothes, smiled and waved at the reporters though there were just few. He was vibrant and amiable even though his fans were nowhere to be seen.

Oh has gained popularity in Hong Kong after Fantasy Couple was aired last year. He has a huge following since a local paid TV station showed his other project, ‘Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung’, earlier this year. The media dub him ‘Si-lai Killer’ as he is particularly attractive to middle aged married women.

-A. Ho

(Sources: Mingpao Daily, Apple Daily and Singtao Daily, 28th May, 2008)

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Thank you A., for this excellent piece of news, as always, I am in your debt.


Anonymous said...

When will Ji-ho leave HK, I want to see him at airport!! Can anyone tell me??


Hyacinth said...

I am so sorry, I can't help you out here.

It is now almost midnight in Hong Kong, and I suspect Oh Ji Ho has probably left, as he mentioned he had no time for sightseeing (something he normally enjoys doing).

His visit was to be 3 days in duraton.

Maybe you did see him off, I hope that was the case.

koalabear said...

thanks for all the updates on Ji-ho...I've in debt for not posting sop much now at the OJH thread in Soompi...btw, it's getting lots of replies since A Second Proposal got aired on KBS World, so OJH fans are discovering the drama after 4 years of being aired ^ ^

Hyacinth said...

Hi Koalabear,
Interesting how timeless A Second Proposal is. By the way, your review is getting a lot of attention at this time. Thought you'd like to know that.

I don't hit Soompi too much these days myself. We each only have two hands and one head. Can't do everything.

It's nice to hear from you.