April-29-1986

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“On the set of the film The Mirror, Andrey Tarkovsky included himself in one scene, lying in a hospital bed and holding a tiny bird on his right hand. And this is what happened to him at the end of his life: in his sickroom in Paris, the room where he died, a little bird would fly every morning through the open window and come to light on him.”

Happy Birthday Andrey Tarkovsky: April 4, 1932 - December 29, 1986

(Images from the book ‘Instant Light: Tarkovsky Polaroids’)

My Top 10 Korean Actors (2016 edition)

And… I’m back with a list of My Current Top 10 Korean Actors! I’ve been working on this post for quite some time now, simply cos I needed to find good, high quality photos to go with this post. First of all, I emphasise these 2 words - MY and Current. As you all would know, actors are the bane of my existence. I love love LOVE them too much for my own good. My oppas come and go - the result of a fangirl’s fickle fleeting heart. I know this is gonna sound ironic but I am actually somewhat loyal, or at least I choose to believe so. When I love an actor, I will love and support him till the end of time. But with more and more new faces popping up here there and everywhere, it’s inevitable that my Top 10 list keeps changing.

Please note that this list does not include idol-actors. I’m sticking strictly to actors, and actors only. As you all will see, I’m a sucker for pretty, handsome boys (not men, I don’t like manly guys) whose smiles light up my current boring world. I’m not all that superficial and needless to say, I love them for their acting too. That said, listed below are the 10 who managed to earn a spot in my hall of fame, in no particular order. Okay fine there is an order. Obviously the ones I like best are listed first, but I love all of them ^^

WARNING: THIS IS A SUPER LONG, PICTURE-HEAVY POST WITH PHOTOS THAT MIGHT CAUSE HEART ATTACKS. NOT FOR THOSE WITH CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES OR THE FAINT-HEARTED. 

Alright let’s get started on this wonderful journey~!!

1. Park Bo Gum 박보검 (16 June 1993)

His smile is life. I don’t even have anything else to say. Just look at this photo:

He is like a.. sculpture? Every time I look at him, it’s like getting hit by a train on tracks. I just love him so much it hurts.. :(

Bridal Mask

Wonderful Mama

Wonderful Mama: Fliming in Cebu, Philippines 

Wonderful Days: With co-star Mina (AOA)

Cantabile Tomorrow

The Admiral: Roaring Currents

I Remember You

Coin Locker Girl

Reply 1988

우리 택이 우유 먹고 얼른 커~ 얼른 커서 누나한테 장가와야지~ ><

KBS Music Bank MC: Looking disgustingly perfect on the way to KBS

KBS Music Bank: 151016 Incheon SKY Festival (uniform!!!)

Upcoming: (Na-PD) Reality show Youth Over Flowers

Upcoming: (Na-PD) Reality show Youth Over Flowers

2. Lee Hyun Woo 이현우 (23 March 1993)

Started as a child-actor and through the years amassed a vast amount of experience from various large-scale productions. In my opinion, an acting genius and possibly the best out of the 1993 actors.

To The Beautiful You

Secretly, Greatly

The Technicians

Northern Limit Line

Northern Limit Line poster

Moorim School poster

Moorim School: The long-awaited new haircut (!!!)

Bonus: Union Bay F/W 2015 collection

Super bonus: Cutest eye smile on Running Man~ ^^

3. Seo Kang Joon 서강준 (12 October 1993)

Brown eyes. Brown eyes. BROWN EYES. ‘Nuff said.

There you go, the brown eyes~~

Cunning Single Lady 

What Happens To My Family?

Hwajung

Cheese in the Trap

개터얼~~

SBS Reality Show Roommate: Kangjoon’s room with Jackson (Got7)

Upcoming: SBS reality show Law of the Jungle

4. Ji Soo 지수 (30 March 1993)

Such intensity. Definitely one of the more suited candidates for emotional, melodramatic roles. Despite those eyes, in reality he is just a shy, soft-spoken boy, just like a puppy.

Angry Mom

Glory Day poster

Glory Day cast

Sassy Go Go: With co-star Lee Won Geun (one of the awesomest bromances)

Sassy Go Go

♡♡♡

Upcoming: Moon Lovers (minimal details have been released so I’m using a random photo of him which I love lol)

5. Lee Won Geun 이원근 (27 June 1991)

Ahh the eye smile. The prettiest eye smile you will ever see. Up and coming actor, with a modest number of projects under his belt. Great as the broody younger Woon in Moon Sun, and awesome as the cheerful Yeolie in Sassy Go Go. A delight to watch!

The Moon That Embraces The Sun

The Moon That Embraces The Sun

Passionate Love (shirtless!!!)

Hyde, Jekyll, Me

Sassy Go Go: The prettiest eye smile~

Sassy Go Go

Sassy Go Go ^^

Bonus: Random interview ㅋㅋㅋ

6. Yeo Jin Goo 여진구 (13 August 1997)

This boy was born to act. Frigging genius, really. His portrayals of his characters are always so spot on and amazing. Took on various child roles since he was 7 and never once failed to awe his viewers. Let me tell you how good he is - it’s to the extent his child counterpart ALWAYS outshines the adult actor (Kim Soo Hyun included, #justsaying). 

Warrior Baek Dong Soo

The Moon That Embraces The Sun

One of the saddest crying scenes I’ve watched..

Missing You

Missing You :(

Photos like these.. definitely warrant a spot in my Top 10.

Hwayi: A Monster Boy

Potato Star

Orange Marmalade poster

Orange Marmalade

Upcoming: Dokgo (nothing has been released with regard to this film so I’m just putting a random photo that I like)

7. Song Joong Ki 송중기 (19 September 1985)

My puppy face oppa!! It really is difficult not to love a face like his, isn’t it? ^^ Needless to say he shines when playing good-hearted characters, but he is surprisingly good at playing the bad guy too. Was discharged from the military on 25 May 2015 - welcome back oppa!

OB/GYN Doctors

Sungkyunkwan Scandal: He is prettier than I am..

Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Penny Pinchers

Innocent Man

Innocent Man (hair up!!)

A Werewolf Boy poster

Upcoming: Descendants of the Sun (uniform!!!)

Upcoming: Descendants of the Sun

Upcoming: Descendants of the Sun (!!!!!!!!!! died..)

Bonus: Early episodes of Running Man

8. Byun Yo Han 변요한 (29 April 1986)

Ahh this guy.. Byun Yo Han appeared in various short films during his university years and only joined the entertainment industry in 2011. However, despite the rather late start, his projects have met with immense success, thus shooting him to star status almost immediately after his debut. Military service completed WOOHOO!!

Misaeng

Socialphobia

Ex-Girlfriend Club poster

The ultra-famous megawatt smile

Ex-Girlfriend Club behind the scenes

Six Flying Dragons

9. Ryu Jun Yeol 류준열 (25 September 1986)

The man of Reply 1988, and also known as the man who is not handsome but becomes handsome as you watch him. The breakout star, and definitely a star worth looking out for. Also, military service completed!

Socialphobia press conference

Glory Day poster

Glory Day

Reply 1988 (uniform!!!)

Reply 1988

Dancing to Sobangcha~

Upcoming: (Na-PD) Reality show Youth Over Flowers

Random photo just cos I feel like it~

10. Yoon Kyun Sang 윤균상 (31 March 1987)

Rookie who debuted in 2012. Clearly still a greenhorn in the entertainment industry but showing marked improvement with every project. I’m actually surprised to see his acting in Six Flying Dragons, which is nothing less than stellar. I didn’t watch Deep Rooted Tree, so Yoon Kyun Sang will always be my Moohyul hehe. Oh yes, he is also done with military service~

Pinocchio: Those eyes..

Pinocchio

The Time We Were Not In Love

Six Flying Dragons

Six Flying Dragons

Six Flying Dragons

But under all that intensity, he’s just a goofy boy ^^

WHEW I’m finally done with the list!! That was tiring and well.. soul-sucking LOL. Hope you guys enjoy the photos cos hellya I sure did~~!!!

Aftermath of writing such a post.. BYE