Geum discovers a trap has been set

The first college level course dedicated to K-pop and J-pop is available this summer at UH Manoa. Jayson Chun, an associate professor at UH West Oahu will be teaching with Dr. Patrick Patterson this summer their class ASAN 464 K-pop and J-pop: Korean and Japanese Popular Music and Society. The class runs from May 21 through June 15 at Sakamaki SIZ-D103 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon for 3 credits.

Chun’s fall semester class at UH West Oahu filled up within a week so the summer class is a great option to have and there are still openings available. Learn, examine and analyze why K-pop and J-pop are popular and its cultural influences with its global appeal.

I hope to sit in a class this summer or in the fall semester. For more information on signing up for class, contact: Asian Studies Office: 956-6085 or Jayson Chun at jmchun@hawaii.edu.

Weekly Update

‘The Good Witch’

Episodes 29 &30; 31 &32

Today, 6:30 p.m.: Tae-ri’s hysteric rhetoric reaches an epic high. She pledges to put her father behind bars. Do-hee reclaims her life, as Sun-hee gets ready to end her double life. However, secrets surrounding Do-hee get exposed one by one. Today, 7:45 p.m.: Sun-hee and Do-hee are faced with intense conflict, due to their different values. Woo-jin realizes he feels strange towards Do-hee when she comes back from her vacation. Woo-jin is taken aback at Do-hee’s changed demeanor. Chun-dae regrets making the worst mistake in his life: losing Sun-hee.

‘EXIT’

2-part special drama – Part 1 (Mon); Part 2 (Tues)

Monday 7:45 p.m.: Kang-soo, who works for a loan shark, has a constant disappointing life. He can’t escape his broken family, and vicious cycle of lows. Tuesday 7:45pm.: Distraught with the bleak future, Kang-soo is on the verge of ending his life when a flyer that asks “Do you want to be happy?” catches his eyes. He’s ready to do anything to grab a chance at happiness. But it comes at a pricy cost. Will he finally find happiness, or will happiness elude him once more?

‘Switch’

Episodes 19 &20 (Wed); Episodes 21 &22 (Thur)

Wednesday 7:45 p.m.: Geum Tae Woong works with Joon Soo to make Jung Do Young an assemblyman. Ha Ra finds out about Do Young and Tae Woong’s relationship. Geum discovers that a trap has been set by Ha Ra and Do Chan. Do Chan and his gang team up to find Do Young’s weakness. Thursday 7:45 p.m.: Ha Ra thanks Do Chan for not betraying her. Do Chan and the team use natural gas to con Geum Tae Woong to find his loot. Geum Tae Woong takes the bait. Ha Ra feels threatened by Geum Tae Woong.

‘Rich Son’

Episodes 1 &2 (Fri); Episode 3 &4 (Sat)

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Gwang Jae and Young Ha broke up and went separate ways after a big fight. Two years later, Gwang Jae shows up with his new girlfriend at the restaurant Young Ha works at. Saturday, 7:45p.m.: Gye Dong and Won Yong meet at an alumni meeting after a long while. Won Yong returns home smiling at the news of his friend making it big in the food industry. But he sees something that makes him do a double take, bringing him to his knees.

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Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles. This column offers synopses of the dramas playing throughout Hawaii. Chung can be reached at 521-8066 or jeffchung@kbfd.com.

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