Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sung's childhood favorite show = Ultraman

I'm running out of stories about Sung lately. So, let me pull up a story from my old archive.

If you are also a big fan of Sung's, you probably know that Sung likes Ultraman. He says so in his MySpace profile page. So, I grab a small Ultraman Taro figure before I went to see him in person last December. The first picture is the one I took before I gave this to Sung.

I did not know the old episodes of Ultraman show that was popular in Japan in 70s' was shown on American TV. So, when I saw Sung list "Ultraman" as his favorite show, I thought he is talking about the new ones recently imported to the states. There are so many different Ultraman shows in Japan. In fact, they are still making new shows and I have no idea how many Ultramen exits by now.

So, when I met Sung, I asked him how he knew about Ultraman and which one he watched. I was surprised when Sung said he used to watch the show every morning when he was in elementray school. It was broadcasted in Georgia every morning. That must be late 70s's or early 80s'. I did not know that Japanese TV show had been introduced in the states since then.

Sung said he did not know it was from Japan because they all spoke in English. But the show was popular among all kids (boys, I suppose) in his school. And the fact that Ultraman is from Asia (well, that is not exactly true because Ultraman is from the space. But the guy who help Ultraman to stay on the earth in the figure of a normal human on the earth and his friends are all Asians.) helped him feel better in the school.

I think the big one appears in the background of many other Ultramen in the 3rd picture is what Sung used to watch. That guy is the first one appeared on TV, I believe. When I was in elementary school, Taro (the 4th one from the left) was shown as the main character. I forgot which appeared first, but I also remember Leo (the 2nd one from the right) was my most favorite Ultraman. I used to have a big figure of this guy and I played with it alot. Because I grow up with two brothers - older and younger one each with close age with me, I used to watch the shows for boys rather than ones for girls. So, I remember a bit more detail about Ultraman and Mask Rider sereies, which helped me having a fun conversation with Sung.

But Sung seemed to know a lot more than I do. He asked me about the theme park in Japan featuring Ultramen, but I did not know about that. He also asked me if I remember the last episode of Ultraman and how he ended up. I did not remember very clearly. But I did remember a little bit, which Sung did not agree.

Anyway, it was too bad that Sung did not recognize Ultraman Taro I gave him. I picked the wrong one. I should buy the right one for him next time. (Hope next time comes soon...)

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Secret Agents Concert?

I found this link is talking about the same event that Sung is scheduled to appear as a presenter:

It appears that Sung will be there for sure. But unfortunatelly, I cannot come to this event because I live in East Coast at the moment.

Sung keeps updating his plan to attend many events in West or East coasts, but I realized that those are just his wish list because I saw Sun signed up for two events held in CA and NY in the same day. Well, I should not call it as BS, but I wish I can find which event Sung will come for sure.

I sent a message directly to Sung, but I guess I should not except him writing me back all the time (Yes. I have received his response a few times in the past). But I guess he is too busy lately. Hope it is not the message I sent that scared him off.

BTW, this is another screenshot from FF3 taken by my iPhone.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sung in my iPhone!

I'm so proud of my 3G iPhone. You know why? With this, I can carry Sung's movie all the time with me. If someone wants to see Sung, I can show it to him or her right away. Sooooo handy! I can capture screenshots very easily like this. I started taking even more screenshots. I also found there are many freeware allows me to convert my DVD movies into iPhone compatible digital format. I have already transferred Sung's short film, 9:30 and put that in my iPhone! I still have 8 more GB free space to fill with Sung's movies and pictures ~~

I started seeing more and more people talking about FF4 in their blogs. It's good to see people do not fail to mention Han as well as the rest of main characters. Yeah. Han is so cool.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Events info = your chance to meet Sung in person!

My daily google alert gave me this link. In addition to this, Sung recently updated his facebook account with his plans. I'm not sure if he really plans to attend all of the events he signed up there, but if that really happens, I'll be extreamly happy! You know why? Some of the events will be held in DC and NY! I have a chance to see him in person again this fall !?

New York Korean Film Festival

Event Info
Time and Place
Start Time:
Friday, August 22, 2008 at 10:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 10:00pm
Cinema Village and BAMcinématek
New York, NY

5th Annual DC Shorts Film Festival

Keep It Short. Keep It Reel
Event Info
Time and Place
Start Time:
Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 2:00pm
End Time:
Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 10:00pm
Landmark's E Street Cinema
555 11th St. NW
Washington, DC

Sunday, August 17, 2008

From iTune Store

I'm proud to announce that I finally got 3G iPhone and started downloading some TV drama clips that Sung is shown. This is the one I got today from CSI: Miami.

Not bad, right? I got two more screenshots today, but I'm saving them for my future article. :)

I will look for more.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Something you can rent from Blockbuster this weekend

My google alert with keyword, "Sung Kang" detected someone's blog talking about this movie, Forbidden Warrior, I mentioned in April.

I think you can find this movie in your nearest Blockbuster store, if any. It seems like people stop going to the video store to rent a movie these days. But someone like my husband still prefer to analog way of choosing a movie. Anyway, it is very good to see the title in which we can see Sung in the store. I did saw this title in at least two Blockbuster stores near my place. I wonder why Sung does not mention about this movie in his web site.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sung = dancer?

I grabbed this one from JUMP's blog again! I also bought Marie Claire for this ad. :)

I forgot where I read about this, but Sung is a good dancer. Oh... I think I remember now. He talked about his breakdancing in Alive Not Dead. I'm not sure if he is also good at other kinds of dancing, but I want to see him dancing Argentine tango. He should look really sexy there. Is it what they are doing in this ad? Hope I can see him dancing in the up-coming short films.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

JUMP store in SOHO NYC

As I planned ealier, I visited NYC this weekend to see how Sung is doing in the ads of JUMP shoes store. This picture is what I took yesterday in SOHO.

According to the store clerk, their campaign featuring Sung has just started and they show me the ad in Marie Clarie September edition. He looked really good there and the shoes the girl was wearing looked very nice too. Unfortunately, the shoes were not available in the store yet. They said they will be there in 2 weeks.

I also asked about the short film featuring Sung, but they said that is not ready, neither, and they are not allow to disclose about it until it becomes available later this month. They suggested me to stay tuned thrugh facebook or send an email to Victor.

I guess I was a bit too early. The campaign seems to be meant for fall season. But at least, I was happy to see one of the new image in the magazine ad. I will buy the magazine and scan the image if I cannot find the same one from JUMP's site.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Sung's mom = Kim Jong Il?

Sung posted another childhood story in his blog recently. As always, he is a great story teller! It's funny that more I read about what Sung has been through, stronger he maks me feel that he is really a Korean. Well, he never said he is not a Korean, but he has been saying that he is an Asian American. No contradition there. But for some reason, I felt Sung would rather say he is an Asian American than Korean American. So, I am kind of surprised when Sung shows his Korean aspect by likening his mom to Kim Jon Il.

Sung does not get political in his blog writing, but I'd like to know more about how he feels about Korea like North and South and history with Japan, etc. They can be very sensitive topics, so, I understand he does not share his thoughts in public. But I'm just curious...

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Sung in JUMP CM

I just grabbed this image from JUMP's site. Doesn't Sung look different here? I like it.

I decided to visit JUMP store in NYC next weekend to buy a pair of shoes Sung is advertising and also check out other ads. It's about 5 hours drive from my place to get there, but it's worth spending my whole weekend just too see Sung's ads.

The Slanted Screen (2006)

Click here for amazon

I don't know anything about this movie except that Sung may be in it. I saw someone refer to this movie in his or her blog, but I'm not sure if Sung is really in this one or not. So, don't blame me if you buy this and find no Sung there.

I will order this next week and found and and take some screenshots.