Korean cosmetics industry has been one of the biggest benefactor of K-drama and K-pop. With the rise of popularity of Korean celebrities and their flawless skin, Korean cosmetics has seen business boom to new highs in sales in Southeast Asia.
Many cosmetic brands have made their way into the Hawaii market.
The first stand-alone brand store, “The Face Shop Hawaii,” has four locations on Oahu. Products are moderately priced as skincare is for everyone. In Hawaii where the sun can do skin damage, you need to be well versed in pre- and post-sun exposure skincare. Sun block is one step but moisturizing after sun exposure and helping your skin remain healthy is just as important.
‘My Daughter, Sawol’
Episodes 21 & 22
Today, 6:30 p.m.: Sawol leaves home leaving a thank you note and heads to Hong-do’s to take care of the children until he wakes up. Man-hoo announces his approval of Hyesang and Chan-min’s marriage.
Today, 7:45 p.m.: Joo Ki-hwang is taken aback as Dukyeh tells him that Man-hoo is the reason for Geumbit Orphanage’s downfall. Hyesang is to appear before reporters.
‘The Royal Gambler’
Episodes 9 & 10
Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Chae-gun embarks on his way to slay King Sukjong. Not wishing any more death after Man-geum’s, Dae-gil finds the capital’s map from Chae-gun and follows him. Dae-gil runs into Dam Seo, while on his way to prevent Chae-gun from assassinating the king. Prince Yeoning goes to capture the assassin and discovers Dam Seo is the assassin. He points his sword at Dam Seo.
Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Dam Seo escapes from the palace with the help from Dae-gil and Prince Yeoning. On her way down from the mountain, she runs into Sa-woon and Sa-mo. They lead her to the place where Yi Soo was tortured, and there she faces King Sukjong. Yi In-jwa summons Hong Mae and the gang to capture the culprit who’s been stirring a ruckus in the gambling houses around the kingdom.
Episodes 5 & 6
Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Suk-ho is devastated to find out the truth behind Ha-neul’s assault case. Realizing he’d become an obstacle to the band’s future, he tells Kyle and Yun-soo he’s forced to disband the group due to lack of funding. Ha-neul finds out Suk-ho met with KTOP Director Kim and meets Suk-ho. Min-joo learns of Suk-ho ‘s true intention and seeks her father’s help for the first time in her life. Suk-ho disappears and is nowhere to be found.
Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Suk-ho returns more vicious and aggressive. He pledges to Kim Joo-han that he will clear Ha-neul’s name. He and the band have a tearful reunion. Suk-ho tries to recruit a new drummer to the band.
Episode 19 & 20
Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Upon finding out Director Park will represent EL Capital, Ro-joon instructs Director Baek to carry out another mission. Director Park goes missing. Ro-joon’s blood is found on Lee Hae-in’s clothes. Team One arrests Ro-joon under an attempted murder charge.
Saturday, 7:45 p.m. (FINAL): Ro-joon holds Oh Dae-gam hostage. Team One locates Ro-joon’s hideout and while they exchange hostages, an accident happens.
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.