Last Sunday, July 19, marked the 50th Memorial Ceremony of Dr. Syngman Rhee, founding president of The Republic of Korea. Dr. Syngman Rhee had spent 25 years of his life in Hawaii fighting for the independence movement of Korea and later became exiled in Hawaii.
The founding President of the Syngman Rhee Society, President Donald C.W. Kim and Vice President Don D.K. Kim, along with other supporters, held a banquet at the Waialae Country Club with VIPS of the Korean community, along with Dr. In Soo Rhee (son of Dr. Syngman Rhee). Appreciation plaques were given to Maunalani Nursing and Rehab Center where Dr. Rhee spent his last years and to Wilbert Choi who helped Dr. Rhee in Hawaii. A family descendant, Cedric Choi accepted the plaque.
‘Here Comes Jang Bori’
Episodes 29 & 30
Today, 6:30 p.m.: Soo-mi is devastated when she realizes the top for the First Lady has been switched. In-hwa and Min-jung are happy to present the First Lady with their hanbok, but the First Lady chooses to wear Oak-soo’s hanbok. Today, 7:45 p.m.: Min-jung and In-hwa accuse Oak-soo of switching Soo-mi’s hanbok for the First Lady. But Min-jung’s mother shows up and tells everyone that Min-jung told her to switch the dress. In-hwa is furious when Soo-mi decides to make Bo-ri her apprentice.
Episodes 7 & 8
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Yoon-ha tries to appease Ji-yi’s anger when Ji-yi finds out about her true identity. Chang-soo runs into Joon-gi’s old girlfriend at a club and gets surprising news. Ye-won puts a tail on Yoon-ha to secure her position as the heir to Taejin Group. Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Yoon-ha, Joon-gi, Chang-soo and Ji-yi take a trip to Chang-soo’s summerhouse. Yoon-ha and Ji-yi enjoy their getaway but Joon-gi and Chang-soo get into a fight. Ye-won finds out about Joon-gi and decides to use him against Yoon-ha.
Episodes 11 & 12
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Ji-sook starts to behave more like Eun-ha. When Min-woo tries to take his meds, Ji-sook bumps into him on purpose to stop him. Mi-yeon gets hold of a fatal evidence against Seok-hoon, but she can’t bring herself to see it. Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Ji-sook gets a birthday present Eun-ha sent herself a year ago, and finds out about Eun-ha and Seok-hoon’s plot to kill Min-woo. The fact makes Ji-sook to care even more about Min-woo. Min-woo prepares a special birthday gift for Eun-ha (Ji-sook).
‘The Time We Were Not In Love’
Episode 3 & 4
Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Ha-na ignores office gossip and goes on an overnight business trip with Sung-jae. Ha-na is attracted to Sung-jae who aggressively pursues her. Won pretends that doesn’t bother him, but he is bothered by Sung-jae’s presence. Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Ha-na falls off a bike and breaks her arm. Ha-na’s family, who have been suspicious of Ha-na and Won’s relationship, decided to take a family trip without Ha-na, leaving Won to care for her.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.