Taiwan got a double dose of Hallyu candy this week, with Song Seung Heon and Yoona both making short but sweet stops on the island. This probably isn’t all that newsworthy other than I like them both and they happen to be looking exceptionally pretty at their respective events. Yoona was there for a H:Connect event as a brand spokesmodel, rocking the hat + gloves look that has been out of style since the shoujo manga heroines of the 1990s, yet she manages to look fresh and flirty rather than too saccharine. She’s also not as gaunt as she sometimes get, looking healthy and quite happy to be there.
Song Seung Heon’s visit was for his fan meeting, making it the fourth time he’s met his Taiwanese fans and sold out event clearly shows that his star power remains strong on the residual love from Autumn in My Heart. That fact that he’s dating Crystal Liu probably doesn’t hurt, oppa maybe marrying a Chinese girl might resurrect the dreams of a Taiwanese fan or two. Neither Song Seung Heon nor Yoona had a drama this year, but their drama careers have a neat common thread in Lee Bum Soo as a former costar. I hope Yoona and Song Seung Heon never do a drama together, that would be like the blind leading the sorta blind, but keep picking projects with stronger actors to take the lead.