Soggy Day = Lots of Paper Crafting

We have had the wettest, soggiest day here in SC. According to the weather bureau we have had 2 inches of rain, along with a fair does of thunder and lightening. The good news is this weather made me not want to leave the house! I am wearing flannel sleep pants & a sweatshirt and saw no reason at all for real clothes today.

My hermit attitude allowed me to accomplish so much in my scrapping room. I completed the next two bitten by the bug challenges, as well as a wedding card I have been commissioned to make.

The wedding card is for some friends of ours to give. They told me that the groom had graduated from a motorcycle master mechanic school so they wanted to include that on the card. Yikes!!! Brides and motorcycles and tools! This was quite the challenge. In the end, it was unique and a bit fun.

About a year ago, Claim Jumper restaurants redecorated. Among their new artwork, I noticed old images from Knott's Berry Farm mixed in with those of real miners. Examples at their Fountain Valley branch included this enlarged 1950s postcard of Roy Bryant at the "Pan for Gold" entrance. (Now the entrance to the Ghostrider rollercoaster.)
In response to yesterday's post about Knott's, the always-helpful Jennifer Blazey writes, "We are not tearing down anything on Main Street. We are just re-habing the peek-ins to restore them to their original form (or as close as we can get it.)" That's good news indeed! Thanks for the correction!
OCThen has a new post this week about Escape Country, a privately owned sports park in what's now Rancho Santa Margarita.

~ Dbsk-Take your hands PREVIEW+Boys Over Flowers~

The secret code+ B-Pass Magazine pictures ~

090226 - DBSK/Tohoshinki - Take Your Hands Preview [AUD]

Gossip Girl 2x18 The Age Of Dissonance Promo OMG

finally!! can't wait~

Check back to the website on March 4th to learn how you can win a date/night with… Se7en!

credits on the pic:Se7en's official myspace

The long anticipated launch of Se7en's U.S. campaign is finally here!! It is packed with new pictures, videos and information about Se7en’s U.S. campaign and about the world wide release of his hot new music video “GIRLS” featuring the sexy hip hop diva, LiL Kim, which will be premiering on MySpace Music on March 10th, 2009!

i don't wanna spend the night with se7en though... o_O

Check back to the website on March 4th to learn how you can win a date/night with… Se7en! Get all the details of the contest here at to find out how to compete and win an all expense paid trip to Los Angeles for you and a friend to spend a night on the town with Se7en! The winner will also win a new phone and gift bag from Verizon Wireless and Samsung.
Also make sure to sign up for the newsletter by entering your email address in order to receive updated messages from Se7en. By entering, you will be eligible for random gifts and prizes such as autographed posters, t-shirts and CDs, through various contests that we will be holding in the up and coming months.

Se7en will also be keeping up his own personal blog to stay closer to you... his fans… so make sure you check it all out!

The time has finally come... so make sure you sign up for the newsletter update, learn how to win a night with Se7en and check out all the new media. And of course, check out Se7en’s world video premiere on MySpace and download Se7en’s song “Girls” on iTunes on March 10th

Thank you to everyone for your patience and your continued love and support. This is the time we need all his fans to really help make Seven’s campaign a huge success!
Much Love,
Se7en, RQM and YG Entertainment

for official source click here!!


translation: tvxqslave@soompi

090225 ~ 090226 Cangmin & Yunho UF Replies
Fan : I'm seriously going crazy over can someone make me feel so emotional!

Yunho : I...don't know either! kekeke thank you!

Fan : Are you in Korea or Japan now? ^__^

Yunho : Japan ^__^ Really tired...

Fan : My body's still aching after the concert~~ I held up my lightstick once I saw you on stage oppa kekeke

Yunho : Really? I hope you're not hurt~

Fan : Oppa! Taking big gulps of water is not good for your stomach! Drink slowly~~

Yunho : Thank you

Fan : I'm a little frustrated right now TT Reply me and I'll go study!!

Yunho : Go study~~ Then your dreams can be fulfilled~

Fan : It will stay in my heart forever~ I don't care what others say, TVXQ loves Cassiopeia the most ^^

Yunho : Of course! That's the truth...^^ Thank you! The concert was really fun!!

Fan : I have a test tomorrow...please pray that I'll pass!! AZA!

ChangMin : I'm praying!! FIGHTING!! ^^

Fan : I have to see oppas next year ^^* But if I don't...i'm not responsible~

ChangMin : Okay^^

Translated by: Choco@TVXQFever
Please take out with full credits.

[VIDEO] 090226 E! NEWS Idol star's brother&sisters - DBSK - Junsu/Jaejoong

[News] Hyun Joong watching Mirotic concert; and his new haircut!-DBSK/TVXQ/Tohoshinki/SS501

It has been known that talent Kim Hyun Joong had attended Dong Bang Shin Ki concert personally.

He was at Dong Bang Shin Ki ‘ THE 3rd ASIA TOUR CONCERT-MIROTIC’ concert on 22nd February in Seoul Olympic Stadium. Even amidst his busy schedule filming KBS drama ‘Boys Over Flowers’ he had went down personally to the concert.

It is known that Kim Hyun Joong and Dong Bang Shin Ki member Hero JaeJoong are very close friends. He had went down to the concert that day to give his encouragement and support.

Other than Kim Hyun Joong, other stars who attended the concert were national swimmer Park Tae Hwan and pop diva Lee Hyori.

On the 15th episode of KBS ‘Boys Over Flowers’, F4 member Yoon Ji Hoo’s (Kim Hyun Joon) appearance with shorter hair has been one of the highlights to the episode.

he looks like JJ!!

After today’s episode, netizens had went on to online noticeboards and commented about Ji Hoo’s new hair, “Today, Ji Hoo’s hair is really pretty” “Cuter when it is short” “Looks like he came out from teenager comics”.

The reason for that was said to be that Geum JanDi (Goo Hye Sun) will be a college student from this episode onwards.


no wonders why i liked Joong...


I know everybody is watching it!


huhu i'm only at episode 10:( no time to see as much as i'd want to...because of college GAHH


thank's to "Boys over flowers" i'm not getting so bored in waiting the new Gossip Girl episode to air.

march 16! it's not much when i have boys over flowers ne?


though i dont really dig his acting skillz...i really apreciate him more in WGT ...i dunno..he was natural there...he's not such a great actor in Boys over flowers...his actions are a little forced...but oh well who can blame him for anything?it's enough just for him to be there and smile hahaha u know u like it^^

I mean...c'mon...what's NOT TO LIKE?

and have you seen the other cuttie?Kim Bum:X:X:X
he looks so...SMALL lol but manly at the same time...ONLY IN THIS MOVIE!

i was like shoked when i searched other pictures with him..he looks so childish in all of them..but in boys over flowers no...he looks so manly and handsome ^^
check out his korean cyworld here

check out that smile DANNNGGG!

the leader of F4 is a cuttie too! Lee Min-ho aka. Gu Jun pyo

at first i didn't like him..that curly hair of his drove me crazy everytime..but now i kinda' digg it haha weird me! i have this crazy way of changing my mind out of the sudden.
the 4th member of F4 is not really so popular..well at least not until ep 10..that's as far as i've seen until now...he is like ,in the background somewhere..adding the "4" at the
"F" LOL,I'm not being bitchy,i'm just telling the truth...he doesn't even like a girl,he doesn't do anything to popp out,he's just like "Yo,yo,yo" and...that's all ! I'm not even gonna put a pic of him here..because i m too lazy to search for one.Gosh i hope ppl won't hate me because of this..and if they do.... -__- SEE IF I CARE!


it's F4 bitchesssss!!! XOXO

Lee Min Ho SectionTV interview

aka. [Gu Jun Pyo] keke ^^v~

SBS Section TV with Lee Yoon Ah, SBS Section TV announcer 090218

Lee Min-ho interview on SBS Entertainment Weekly

On a question that if he notices his recent popularity, He said "I just appreciate fans. My parents also enjoyed the popularity at first but now they are getting cautious since a lot of people have started to ask them for favours".

He also revealed his personal tie with Cha Beom Geun, a former coach of the Korean national football team. "I used to attend his youth football training camp through my primary school days, but I gave up the dream of becoming a football player because I liked hanging out with friends more than playing football. But I think football camp was the best memory from my childhood days and I really want to see him (Cha) again and say hello to him."

Now that you've read the translation, watch the video on YouTube. Lee Min Ho (Go Jun-pyo in Boys Before Flowers) was interviewed when he was filming a CF at Market-O! The interview starts around 3 minutes into the 7 minute video clip.

Lee Min-ho tells the reporter that he adores
petite and fair skinned girls

Oh yes, here's another piece on up and rising Boys Before Flowers star Lee Min-ho.

Over an interview on SBS' Entertainment Weekly which was aired on 18 Feb, Lee Min-ho talks about the girls he's dated, his recent rise to stardom and memories at football training camp.

The SBS lady who interviewed Lee asked if he has dated many girls before. Lee said, "Not really, about two only." He added, "I think I am attracted to people who are the opposite of me. I'm tall and dark and so I adore petite and fair skinned girls. I wouldn't mind how old she is."

Min-ho is usually so busy and stressed with such a
hectic schedule that he hardly has time to eat!
Today, a specially packed lunch with heart
shaped seaweed embedded in the rice was
presented to him. He eats it happily!

The Boys Over Flowers, F4 gang look-a-likes finally made their debut on Star King! And the resemblance is uncanny!

Who do you prefer? The originals or the look-a-likes?

Thanks to haneul and sillysweet2 for the tip.

090131 F4 vs B4 - 1/2 @ Starking

090131 F4 vs B4 - 2/2 @ Starking

here's a very nice fanmade vid for Gu Jun pyo and Jan di's love

[Fanmade] Kkotboda Namja Requiem

BOF - Poster Photoshoot - EnU 081126

let's digg in the photoshoot a lit'll

Looking for a GREAT Subcription Deal???

I have discovered a publication in recent months that I really like: Cards - The Hottest Trends in Card Making. This publication is by the same company that publishes Scrapbook Trends, Handmade, Beads, etc. Sadly I have found the individual issues to be a bit costly ($20), causing me to think twice about each potential purchase.

Not to worry - there is good news!! Right now there is a special where you can order 12 issues of your favorite of the listed publications, and receive 6 issues of a second publication free. Now, I will say that the subscription price is still a bit higher than you average magazine ($84-$89), but these publications are more book-like than periodical-like.

The subscription special can be accessed from this link:
Scroll down and read carefully as there are several combination options. I chose 12 issues of Cards and 6 issues of Handmade. I was very tempted to go with scrapbook trends, but in the end I chose Handmade.

Knott's Ghost Town, Sam's Seafood & Don the Beachcomber

Sometime in the last week or so, much of the south side of Main Street in Knott's Berry Farm's Ghost Town was torn down. For details, see Let's Talk Knott's. The images above show interiors from some of those buildings as they appeared earlier this month. The buildings were some of the first in Ghost Town and were built in 1940 and 1941. The plan is to replace them with very similar buildings and put all the "peek in" interiors back in place. I hope they remember to make it look old and weathered (as they did 68 years ago) to make it appear like an actual ghost town.
[Update: The always-helpful Jennifer Blazey of Knott's Berry Farm writes: "We are not tearing down anything on Main Street. We are just re-habing the peek-ins to restore them to their original form (or as close as we can get it.)" So perhaps the buildings were just disassembled and moved "backstage" for restoration and rehab. I know they were in very rough shape structurally and needed more than a little shoring up.]
I recieved the following news about Sam's Seafood/Kona (the last authentic 1960s tiki restaurant in O.C.) in an email from operating partners Susan and Chuck Purrington:
"...We have just signed the agreement to partner with the Original Don the Beachcomber! As some of you may know Don the Beachcomber was THE undisputed creator of the Tiki & Polynesian theme restaurants. ...There had once been well over 16 Don the Beachcombers throughout the country and the Islands. We are very happy to ...bring back the first restaurant of this iconic entrepreneur in almost 30 years to the mainland... We will continue to operate as KONA for the next few weeks [and will evolve] ...into Don the Beachcomber over the next few months."
The last I'd heard, Kona was probably closing, and looking for buyers. This partnership with Don the Beachcomber chain sounds promising and could be good for everyone - including Polynesian Pop purists. Let's hope the new management appreciates and maintains the wonderful decor and legacy left in place by Sam's and Kona.

Old Courthouse Museum / O.C. Archives event

Have you wanted to visit the Orange County Archives or the Old Courthouse Museum, but ony have weekends free? Come visit them on Saturday, March 7, 10am-4pm, for a special weekend open-house. Both are located inside the Old Orange County Courthouse at 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd., in downtown Santa Ana.
The Archives will be open for your research needs and will offer tours as time and staffing allow. Stop by and say hello, or stay for hours and get your fill of historical or genealogical information.
Meanwhile, the Old Courthouse Museum upstairs will present “Sing Me Your Story, Dance Me Home: Art and Poetry from Native California,” an exhibition of poetry, painting, basketry, jewelry, printmaking, photography and sculpture inspired by California Indian stories, songs, and dance. They will offer tours of the exhibit and craft activities. Mime and storyteller Abel Silvas will perform as his character, Running Grunion, (shown in the photo above,) introducing young visitors to native culture in an entertaining way.
Admission is free. Reservations are required for Silvas' 1pm performance. Call (714) 973-6610.

Featured in the Chirp! Newsletter this Week!!

Lonna Joy contacted me last Thurday and let me know that I would be featured in the Spotlight section of the Chrip! They were so nice about my cupcake wrapper that I was very excited. For those who will ask, I chose Wild Card as my free cartridge!! I cannot wait for it to arrive!

You can view this week's Chirp! Newsletter at this link:

O.C. Black history, and Dana Point events

A small exhibit entitled "African American Pacesetters, 1900 to Present" is on display this week at the Old Orange County Courthouse. This display of photo reproductions and text, highlights "men who opened doors for black opportunities in Orange County." It's similar in concept and tone to last year's exhibit on notable African American women of Orange County. The exhibit is a collaboration by the Old Courthouse Museum and the Santa Ana Black Historical Society. The photo above (from the exhibit) shows Leroy Burks, who founded the Santa Ana/Orange County chapter of the NAACP in 1945.
The Dana Point Historical Society's (DPHS) next meeting will be Feb. 25, 6:30pm, at the Dana Point Tennis Center. Noted San Juan Capistrano historian Ilse Byrnes will discuss the preservation of historic homes. Also, Carlos N. Olvera and Barbara Johannes will highlight the history of the "Doheny House" (35101 Camino Capistrano) and the steps currently being taken to save it.
Speaking of which,... The Planning Commission's public hearing about the Doheny House's demolition permit application and EIR certification will be held March 2, at 7pm at Dana Point City Hall. The DPHS is encourages you to "attend this meeting, if you can, or send a letter or e-mail to the City expressing your position on saving this 1920's historic treasure."

More from Orange

Today we have more of Katie Schroeder's coverage of Orange's social event of the season. Half the town awaked in the wee-small hours to watch Immanuel Lutheran's historic parsonage move through the streets of Downtown Orange. Katie writes, "Here are some photos I took during the 1901 Queen Anne Victorian's move through town from 5am until 3pm... The shot [above] is one I was hoping to get -- Between Swift & Swift and the bank. I'm so glad I got up early to see all this.
"At the intersection of North Glassell and Maple Ave..." [Note the old theater on the right.]
"You can see all the phone, cable, and electrical lines that were shut down and moved to allow the house clearance down the street."
And here, finally, is the house at its destination, on Cleveland St. During the move, the roof and one of the windows sustained damage. The house still needs to be placed atop its new basement. That will be followed, of course, by many, many months (or years) of hard work. Bet it'll be amazing when it's finished.
Speaking of historic Orange, Phil Brigandi will discuss and sign his new book, Images of America: Orange, at the Orange Public Library, 407 E. Chapman Ave., March 2, at 7pm. Books will be available for purchase.