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Published: Wednesday February 19, 2014 MYT 11:16:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday February 19, 2014 MYT 1:20:12 PM

Korean TV drama fries couple's romance

Found in Translation logo 2014

Found in Translation logo 2014

A WOMAN in China broke up with her boyfriend because he was not as romantic as the male protagonist in Korean hit drama My Love From The Star, reported China Press.

The man, known only as Chen, said his girlfriend had become “unrealistically” romantic after watching the series, which stars Kim Soo-hyun as an alien who lands on Earth and falls in love with an actress.

The break-up came after Chen rejected his girlfriend’s request to buy her fried chicken and beer at 1am because he was too tired and lived far away.

He also denied her request for her number to be put on his speed dial.

Later, Chen realised that in the series, the actress, played by Jun Ji-hyun, had had fried chicken and beer on a snowy day and her love interest had her number on speed dial.




Guang Ming Daily reported that Hong Kong singer Leon Lai (pic) was dating a 23-year-old model after divorcing his wife Gaile Lok in 2012.


It was reported that Lai, known as one of the Four Heavenly Kings in the Cantopop world, was very protective of his new relationship and hardly had dates in public places.




Nanyang Siang Pau reported that Hong Kong funnyman Eric Tsang would attend Chung Hwa independent school’s open day in Kuantan on Monday.

Tsang would be visiting the school with several artistes to give their moral support, said Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia president Tan Sri Pheng Yin Huah.



  • Found in translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.


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