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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, May 21, 2010

S. Korea's Wonder Girls heading to Hawaii

Advertiser Staff

South Korea's teenage music sensation, Wonder Girls, is coming to Hawaii, June 25-26 at Pipeline Café, to start the second leg of a U.S. tour. The five teen girls are known for three consecutive No. 1 hits, "Tell Me," "So Hot" and "Nobody."

"Nobody" was the first song by a Korean group to enter the Billboard Hot 100, in 2009.

The Wonder Girls will be in Hawaii to promote their new single, "2 Different Tears." The U.S. debut EP has English, Chinese and Korean versions of the single, along with remixes and English versions of their hits.

Ticket sales to fan club members started Tuesday, and sales open to the public today at 10 a.m. Get tickets at www.pipelinecafehawaii.com, the Pipeline box office or by phone at 1-877-714-7668 (71-GROOV). Tickets are $32, $75 VIP and $150 Meet and Greet, which includes a photo opportunity and a tour gift. (The Meet and Greet does not include VIP tickets, only general admission.)

Last summer, the Wonder Girls toured with the Jonas Brothers, performing as an opening act. They also performed with Justin Bieber at a sold-out show at the Hollywood Palladium on Valentine's Day.


Episodes 3 and 4

Tonight at 7:45 p.m.: Jihye tells her husband to pee sitting down, and that causes a passionate discussion in the whole family. When the family opposes Grandpa Yang moving into the house, he decides to sneak in and hides out in a spare bedroom upstairs.

Tomorrow at 7:45 p.m.: Byungtae and the whole family are at a loss on what to do with his father upstairs. The family decides to hide him from Grandma for the time being, but Grandpa insists on going out. The family plans an elaborate distraction for Grandma so Grandpa can sneak out of the house.


Episodes 51 and 52

Sunday at 6:45 p.m.: Eun-nim's father goes to Gang-ho's house and gets down on his knee to beg his parents to let Gang-ho and Eun-nim stay together. After Eun-nim sees her father like that, she wants nothing more to do with Gang-ho. Sun-young finds out that Geum-ja is Yeon-hee's mother and that she introduced Eun-nim to her mother-in-law. Chung-ja takes matters into her own hands. Hyang-sook has Alzheimer's.

Sunday at 7:45 p.m.: Eun-nim gets ready to move to the country. Hyang-sook's condition keeps getting worse, with less lucid moments. Hyang-sook and Eun-nim end up in the hospital after a motorcycle near-accident. Eun-nim finds out at the hospital that she has cancer and not much time to live. Gang-ho also finds out and sets out to find her.


Episodes 9 and 10

Monday at 7:45 p.m.: The Show Company loses an investor at the last minute. Worried about Gae-hwa, Min-woo offers to invest in the musical, but ends up antagonizing Si-joon. Gae-hwa takes Si-joon's side and chides Min-woo. Upset and jealous, Min-woo leaves Gae-hwa on the street and returns home alone with Ye-eun.

Tuesday at 7:45 p.m.: Gae-hwa's ex, Byung-hak, shows up at The Show Company's office as an investor. But his childish antics have Gae-hwa worried about his true intentions. Mr. Jung gets Min-woo to agree to leave Ye-eun at an orphanage temporarily to focus on his career and life first. To distract Min-woo from Ye-eun and Gae-hwa, Mr. Jung plans a trip to Japan.


Episodes 3 and 4

Wednesday at 7:45 p.m.: Hyeri is afraid of her true identity being revealed; Yuna suggests calling Inwoo for help. After debating for a while, Hyeri calls Inwoo over and he gets her out of the situation. However, Hyeri's story gets spread all over the Internet, and Hyeri's dad is angry. Hyeri then asks her dad if he really needs her to be a prosecutor.

Thursday at 7:45 p.m.: Everyone is at the illegal gambling site. Hyeri hides in Saejun's arms when a man comes running toward her; Inwoo catches himself feeling jealous. Inwoo faints after getting hit by a man and Saejun is bleeding. Saejun scolds Hyeri for coming to a criminal scene without investigating enough.

Jeff Chung is the general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas with English subtitles in Hawaii. Reach him at jeffchung@kbfd.com or 521-8066.