de xxmai, Janeiro 26, 2021

안녕~ ^^ We finally reached the last month of 2020. What a year! Hope you all started the new year will awesome resolutions and big dreams. I hope only good health and good things will follow you this entire year.

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  • Director Kim Ki Duk (59) passed away on December 11, 2020, due to COVID-19. ~ Chosun
  • Father of DKB's Yuku passed away on December 12, 2020, due to chronic illness. ~ Naver
  • H.O.T's Moon Hee Joon's mother passed away on December 22, 2020 due to chronic illness. ~ Naver

  • ZE:A's Im Shi Wan donated 20 million won (~$18,100) to the Community Chest of Korea for his birthday celebration. ~ Naver
  • Shin Se Kyung has donated profits from her YouTube channel to Good Neighbors, to provide feminine products, mentoring services, economic aid, and more to girls from low-income families. ~ Naver
  • IU donated 100 million won (~$91,000) to the Green Umbrella Children’s Foundation (ChildFund Korea) to help low-income students. ~ Nate
  • Park Shin Hye along with her fans raised 20 million won (~$18,100) through Starlight Angel Project with Korea Food for the Hungry International. The money will be used to buy 90,000 sanitary pads for children and adolescents from low-income households. ~ Naver
  • Kang Daniel and his agency, KONNECT Entertainment, participated in Holt Children’s Service’s campaign 'Protect Me' to support children from families at risk by hand-making around 100 book covers. The book covers will be then delivered to children who need protection along with the donation funds which will be used to provide mental and medical care, housing, living support, and educational support to those children. ~ Naver
  • Lee Byung Hun donated 100 million won (~ $91,000) to Child Fund Korea to aid children from low-income families enduring hardships due to COVID-19. ~ Naver
  • Lee Min Ho and his agency, MYM Entertainment, donated 50 million won (~ $46,000) to Holt Children’s Services Inc, Good Neighbors International, and Save the Children through the donation platform PROMIZ. All three organizations specialize in protection of vulnerable children. ~ Naver

  • EXO's Xiu Min got discharged from the military on December 6, 2020. ~ Naver
  • HIGHLIGHT's Son Dong Woon got discharged from the military on December 8, 2020. ~ Naver
  • Former WANNA ONE's member Yoon Ji Sung got discharged from the military on December 13, 2020. ~ Naver

  • SHINee's Min Ho opened his own personal Instagram account. ~ Follow
  • MAMAMOO's Solar opened her own personal Instagram account. ~ Follow

  • Rapper Iron has been booked on charges of assaulting his roommate on December 10, 2020, because he accused his roommate of 2 years of giving him a music file which was corrupted with a virus. The singer made his roommate lie face down for 20 minutes during which time he hit him about 50 times with a bat on his backside and thighs. ~ TV Chosun
  • Hong Jin Young apologized and admited to plagiarising her master thesis, after which on December 23, 2020, the Chosun University Graduate School Committee has begun the process of cancelling her degree. ~ Naver, Soompi, Naver, Soompi
  • Gwangju Family Court ruled on December 21, 2020 that 60 percent of late KARA's Goo Ha Ra’s inheritance will go to her father and 40 percent will go to her mother. ~ Naver

I hope you enjoyed this month's news snippets. If there's anything that's missing or you'd like to see implemented in the next month's edition, please let me know.