Kang Ji Hwan Update: Fan Meeting in Japan and Man About Town for Whiskey Soiree

What has Kang Ji Hwan been up to lately? Quite a lot actually but none of it is on the drama front. Since wrapping his road trip movie Shoot for the Sun in LA during the Summer, he’s been busy preparing for a fan meeting in Japan where he is still very popular. The fan meeting happened last weekend and also coincided with the Japanese release of his last drama Incarnation of Money. I tried so hard to watch that one but could never get into either the storyline or the characters and bailed despite my Kang Ji Hwan love. Sometimes it happens, loving an actor doesn’t require loving everything he does. Maybe that makes me a bad fan, but I do know it keeps me sane and happy. After the fan meeting wrapping, Kang Ji Hwan zapped back to South Korea and was seen days later out at the Johnny Walker House black tie soiree. I love Kang Ji Hwan in suits and tuxes, and while I personally prefer a classic black tux, for whatever reason Kang Ji Hwan is one of those guys that actually pulls off an all-white tux even better than he does a black one. I actually couldn’t even concentrate on the tux because Kang Ji Hwan’s eyebrows were shaped with such an arch that he looked like he was raising his eyebrows in all his pictures. That, and looking mildly alarmed. It was a lot better days earlier at the fan meeting in Japan so check out all the pictures below for yourselves. Apparently at the fan meeting he interacted with the fans per the usual dealio, but he also put on a one-act play that was exclusively performed for the first time there. That is so cool, and as a trained stage and musical actor he’s always struck me as most at home on a live stage. He revealed during the Q&A session that the character closest to his real personality was his Goo Jae Hee in Be Strong Geum Soon whereas the hardest performance he’s given so far was in Incarnation of Money. Something to mull over as he heads into the next stage of his career being represented by his own self-formed agency called ChoEun Entertainment. Cho is for his real last name and Eun is for something that y’all can speculate on your own. Tee hee.


Kang Ji Hwan Update: Fan Meeting in Japan and Man About Town for Whiskey Soiree — 31 Comments

  1. ChoEun is the combination of his name and Yoon Eun Hye’s name am I right or am I right?! REALLY! Until now? They’re both still together!? :OOO WOOOOOOOH! Just WOOOOH!

  2. Can you guys handle more delicious juicy speculation?

    Back in July, Kang Ji Hwan’s personal twitter account, which had heretofore NOT followed a single person on twitter, suddenly followed one and only one person. Yoon Eun Hye’s personal twitter account.

    That moment was screencapped so quickly by HwanHye shippers heads were turning ala The Exorcist. A few weeks later, likely KJH realized the enormity of what he had done and he unfollowed YEH. Heh. Now he’s back to not following anyone. But oh lord those few weeks after he followed her and only her were heady indeed for me. *____*

    I may not post about HwanHye anymore but I am absolutely certain in my heart they are dating. But if they want to do it on the down low then I am all for it and will not publicize more of their cuteness. Oppar and YEH forever own my heart. Even if they don’t end up together ultimately I’m still loving them and wish each the best.

    • OMG I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!! i thought the world had forgotten that ship, which is actually the one a true ship for me. You made my shipper’s heart explode.

    • I caught KJH followed another musical star (one and only one) before he changed to follow YEH (one and only one) just one day later….head spins….too bad I didn’t screen cap the first one….I just remember myself checking out who was that musical guy KJH followed…and next day, wow!

  3. Guys is that for real?My number 1 Korean actor with my number 1 Korean actress?I was reading some gossip about them in yt but I am new in Kdramas-kinda new-so I did not pay to much attention.I thought it was the regular fangirl OTP shipping.That would be so wonderful.And you just made my day.”Incarnation of Money”was one of the most interesting and very well played Kdramas I’ve seen until now.

  4. OooOOOh they are together??? really? I would never knew hahaha this is one otp I didn’t see people around talking… there is cute bts of them? Curious now! hehehe

  5. One may speculate on the real meaning behind ChoEun but it definitely is NOT a mix of both their real last names, because hers is Yoon. However the Twitter “incident” undoubtedly hints at something. HwanHye shippers must still be thrilled.

    * waving to lurking Tarits *

    • The speculation is that its a mix of their real names, not necessarily only last names. His last name, one character of her first name. The reason it’s even better than if it was a blend of just their last names ChoYoon, is because if YEH ever married KJH and took his real last name, then she would in real life become Cho Eun Hye. ChoEun, geddit? ๐Ÿ˜€

      The twitter incident blew up HH shippers for about 3 weeks. People were expecting wedding bells, LOL. I figured oppar just dang forgot he was supposed to be on the down low.

      • Haha. No need to explain the speculation, dear, I had already figured it out. ๐Ÿ˜‰ However international HwanHye shippers seem to forget that traditionnally women in SK do not change their last names when they marry. Thus with his own cultural background, I doubt that wedding plans were in Cho Tae Kyu’s mind when he named his company, although his thoughts may have wandered towards his LTM co-star.

        The twitter incident is quite surprising, because your oppa/my dongsaeng (I know!) is no beginner in k-ent and sns. A Freudian act prolly? I wonder how HoonNye shippers reacted to such news – denial? ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Yoon Eun Hye’s twitter account is a few years old, I don’t think she’s added new followings in awhile, she follows about 50 or so accounts. The reason KJH following her is pretty telling and hilarious is because he just opened his official twitter account earlier this year.

    • I wouldn’t get so excited because I think he just simply wanted “Good Entertainment” and made a pun on his surname. There isn’t really any difference between ์กฐ์€ (cho-eun) and ์ข‹์€ (choheun meaning good) when you pronouce it.

      …but reading all these speculations was fun~

      • yeah kjh is not that stupid to put her name for his company but its fun though to think that way lol

  6. My HH shipping heart is still going strong! I read about the twitter thing on Baidu some time ago and was absolutely thrilled! Either they are together or KJH is carrying a torch for her but I much rather think that they are together.

  7. HwanHye is one of my all-time favorite OTP’s. If they’re “just friends” then great, but it they’re “more than friends” that’s even better!! Even in BTS photos of LTM their chemistry was undeniable.

    I hope this is true and wish them happiness & blessings! ^.^

  8. thank you Ms.K, you make HH shippers so happy for this ๐Ÿ™‚
    guys if you are HH shipper pls. visit the discussion forum:the hwanhye hsi team part II koalas playground, there are many hh shippers there that still keep the ship sail ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I love him and I would love for them to be together. Especially after watching Lie to me the last two days for the fourth time in the past 1 1/2 years.

  10. Actually Koala, ‘Incarnation of Money’ was a very good drama w/ superb storyline. The same team who made ‘The History of Salaryman’ did it. Really good drama. But you’re correct, it was a very challenging role for KJH when he had to play as a psychotic, gay & amnesia guy. I guess you wont watch it just because of him but due the drama as a whole production work.

  11. Ms. K, thank you for this! I am still a hwanhye shipper and I appreciate your thoughts about our OTP! I really think that there is something going on with KJH & YEH. love them so much!

  12. Yaah! Im so depressed!! I cant see HH anymore when I open the HH investigation forun. Why? ๐Ÿ™ I still HH shipper and I love them both. So much. I want update :))

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