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Dae-gil and Gaejakdu have a duel, Seol-im intervenes

NexGen Korean American Network and KBFD presented the first Mentoring Workshop recently at YWCA in downtown Honolulu. The all-day workshop linked local Korean community leaders with young Korean Americans with panel discussions, mentor presentations, discussions to help motivate, challenge and inspire participants on career, life goals and network.

Panelists included Mr. Don DK Kim, Dr. Peter Kim, State Rep. Sharon Har, Prof. Song K. Choi, Prof. Chae Ho Lee, Chef Instructor Walter Y Rhee, and James Kim Esq. The event was sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Honolulu, The United Korean Association of Hawaii and the National Unification Advisory Council-Hawaii Chapter.

If you are interested in future mentoring workshops, please feel free to send me an email.

Weekly update:

‘My Daughter, Sawol’

Episodes 27 & 28

Today, 6:30 p.m.: Sawol feels for Owel. Sawol’s hatred toward Hyesang escalates at discovering she had known about Owel, but kept it a secret. Ji-hye submits a paternity test for Hyesang. Chanbin announces his plans to marry Sawol.

Today, 7:45 p.m.: Ki-hwang sets out his search for Sawol at Dukyeh’s urging. While in pursuit of Sawol, he witnesses Sae-hoon being beaten by Manhoo’s men.

‘The Royal Gambler’

Episodes 15 & 16

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Prince Yeoning discovers Dae-gil is his brother and confronts Concubine Sukbin. Concubine Sukbin tells him the reason why Dae-gil’s lineage had to be kept a secret. Concubine Sukbin finds out King Sukjong has ordered Dae-gil to bring in Gaejakdu and questions the king’s motive. Dae-gil and Gaejakdu have a duel. Seol-im intervenes in the fight.

Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Prince Yeoning grieves, as Dam Seo comes back as an assassin. She tells him she chose to that path to get rid of evildoers. He warns her that next time, she will be held responsible for her deeds. Dae-gil and Prince Yeoning visit Concubine Sukbin in the Palace. Dae-gil’s changed demeanor makes Concubine Sukbin realize that Dae-gil has found out the truth and breaks down in tears. Dae-gil calls her “Mother” as Concubine Sukbin asks for his forgiveness.

‘The Entertainer’

Episodes 11 & 12

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: The band is pleasantly surprised at their unexpected first fan meeting. Ha-neul conveys his honest heartfelt message to his fans. Suk-ho prepares for a rebuttal article, to put a lid on rumors regarding Ha-neul. Lee Joon-suk uses his hidden card to close Ji-young’s sexual assault charge.

Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Ji-young panics when rumors spread like wildfire after Ha-neul and Ji-nu’s press conference. Suk-ho visits KTOP with evidence certain to scare Ji-young. Chan-hee’s mother, Ga-eun, gives Min-joo a questionable letter.

‘Pretty Ugly’

Episode 5 & 6

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Jun-soo is dumbfounded when Gong Shim greets him with a cold demeanor. Dan-tae overhears Chairman Nam and Jun-soo’s conversation and is shocked. Gong Mi is put in a precarious situation at the company over evidence tempering.

Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Dan-tae, Jun-soo and Gong Shim have lunch together at the company cafeteria. Dan-tae is bothered by the fact that Gong Shim is nice to Jun-soo. Dan-tae and Jun-soo fight to buy desserts and ending up playing basketball to decide. Gong Shim is puzzled by their behavior.


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


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