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Just a photo, for no reason…
by | November 2, 2011 | 145 Comments

…other than that sometimes a photo can make your day.

Above: Jung Il-woo and Kim Bum, former co-stars (Unstoppable High Kick) and close friends, pose together on the set of Jung’s Flower Boy Ramyun Shop.

Per Jung’s me2day account: “Bum dropped by the drama set. He oughtta be incredibly busy filming Padam Padam…Thanks! My reliable dongseng. I hope Padam Padam is a hit. What a pick-me-up.”

All this photo needs is one Lee Min-ho to round out the Hot Friend Trifecta, but then again, maybe we just wouldn’t be able to handle that.

Via NTN Seoul


145 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. kbap

    This totally made my day πŸ™‚ Thanks, JB! (They are SO. Cute. Can’t wait for Padam Padam!)

    • 1.1 sole moon

      omg seriously! Best smiles ever!!! Jung Il Woo just gets you at such happiness in that smile…

      And my oh my, how wuri Kim Bum has grown. Anyone else think he’s looking like a mighty fine asian version of Joseph Gordon Levitt?

      Whatever he did to shed the baby-faced roundness to get this new sleek just-plain-beautiful features is working.

      • 1.1.1 Yoloxochitl

        Sooooo true!

        • Aternall

          this picture> HEAD SHOT!
          omomo…true that πŸ˜€ he looks a bit like Joseph, another great actor *.* can’t wait for his drama but until then..funfunfun with mr Flower boy πŸ˜€

      • 1.1.2 houstontwin

        Many years ago I knew Joseph Gordon Levitt’s parents (I’m old!!!). I am very ignorant about geography, and my memory isn’t great, but part of his mom’s family was from Malaysia, or the Phillipines. Someone who knows, feel free to correct me. Anyway his mom was very beautiful and talented and at least partly Asian.

  2. Kisa27


    • 2.1 Cynthia

      We’ve got the trifecta – LMH’s CH header popped up over the still! The boys are back!!

      • 2.1.1 Linda165

        I didn’t get the LMH header πŸ™

      • 2.1.2 himonogirl

        woooot woooot!! God has me in his good books: I got it too!
        Viva the trifecta! πŸ˜€

    • 2.2 iZzie :)

      If LMH were in this photo, my eyes & heart would suffer from too much pretty. And then the raging hormones would make me a teenager again. (Although the latter’s not necessarily a bad thing.)

      This photo should’ve come with a warning: Ogle Moderately.

      • 2.2.1 koreandramalover / kdl / kay

        Would you by any chance be THE Izzie who is one of my Moony-Loony sistahs? If you are, GREAT TO SEE YOU HERE AGAIN, SISTAH DEAR!! πŸ˜‰

        How’s life? Hope everything’s been great! πŸ˜‰

        • iZzie :)

          Hey kdl!!! πŸ™‚ Yes, this is your Moony-Loony Sister. πŸ™‚ It’s great to see again here too!

          Gosh… It’s been a year since SKKS, no? How time flies.

          I’m doing great, except for being a bit sick (with persistent cough). I hope I fully recover before my trip to Jeju in the middle of this month. πŸ™‚ Work’s fine, busy as usual. I couldn’t squeeze in drama watching this time, though – besides the fact that I don’t find a lot of new dramas lately that, to me, are interesting to watch. Until Ramyun Shop. πŸ™‚

          How have you been? It’s been a while since we talked. πŸ™‚

          • koreandramalover / kdl / kay

            Oh, how WONDERFUL it is to chat with you again, sistah dear! πŸ˜‰ And yes, how right you are! A YEAR has passed after SKSS!! Time does FLY!! πŸ˜‰

            Oh, you’ve had a persistent cough??!! How unbelievably uncanny that we BOTH have a persistent cough??!! I have had mine for almost a month now!! Hehehe…maybe since we think alike, love and moon over the same hot guys alike, we even get sick alike? Hehehe…

            I sure hope that you recover soon, dear, so that you can fully enjoy your trip to Jeju but no matter what, being the awesome person that I know you are, I know nothing will spoil your holiday and so I hope you will have a blast in Jeju and come home with the best of memories of your trip. πŸ˜‰

            Apart from the persistent cough, I have otherwise been great, and am soo looking forward to the school holidays (the school holidays for teachers officially start from mid-Nov).

            After City Hunter, I have not been faithfully following any other dramas except for Warrior Baek Dong Soo, only because of Ji Chang Wook – another gorgeous-boyish-hottie!!! πŸ˜‰

            And I am going to follow Ramyun Shop, only because of Jung Il-woo! Hehehe…

            Will you be following it too? If so, then I look forward to chatting with you over at the recaps of the drama, ok? So HAPPY to have you to chat with again!! I hope our other Moony-Loony sistahs will join us at Ramyun Shop and we can resume our sistah-hood mania!! πŸ˜‰

            Take care, sistah dear! Till we meet again! Lots of hugs and kisses for you!!! πŸ˜‰

          • iZzie :) [fangirl ad nauseam]

            Hey… how are you now? I’m still suffering from cough, although I feel a bit better now. How about you? I hope you’ve recovered by now. LOL. Don’t u think this illness of ours has something to do with the JaeShin virus? πŸ˜€

            Yep, I’ll be following Ramyun Shop. πŸ™‚ I don’t know why, but after Scent of a Woman, if it’s not rom-com, I don’t find a drama very interesting. But I’ll give exception for Tree with Deep Roots because of Song Joongki. πŸ™‚ All for the love of the quartet.

            Lots of hugs and kisses to you too! πŸ™‚

            BTW, samgetang’s asking how you’re doing. I told her, were having a chat here. πŸ™‚

  3. biankoy

    oh Bummie you’ve lost a lot of weight..but still <3
    good start for the day <3

    • 3.1 pieroot

      i know, he’s so thin. I liked his baby face. ;(

      • 3.1.1 Rovi

        me too…now he resembles Jang Geun-seok without that crazy hair (which I’m really hoping he’d shed off; he looks very much jailbait/slash/noona property pre-Beethoven Virus(?), and I think the last time I saw JGS without the long hair was “Baby and Me” and his single “Toucholic”…:P

        anyways, ranting aside, I do hope the guy he’s paired up with in UHK (Min-ho??? dunno, I’m pretty oblivious to the series, asides from Jeong Il-woo, Lee Seon-jae, Forgot-her-name-but-Samshikkie’s-Na-sajang, Kikwang, & Chansung only…XP) also appeared in the photo…XDXDXDXD~!!!

    • 3.2 Lenita

      right?! his face is already feminine enough, now he positively looks like a girl …

  4. Nano


    Or co-star together. (Which, technically, Lee Min Ho and Kim Bum already did.)

    But seriously. Why can’t Kim Bum come out as rival ramyun shop chaebol with Jung Il Woo?

    • 4.1 ninsarama

      Yes Nano! I love that idea! :D:D:D F4 Ramen Shop? I would eat there 3 meals each day! <3 <3 <3

    • 4.2 belle

      KB already starred wit JIL in Unstoppabl High Kick. πŸ™‚

    • 4.3 belle

      KB already starred wit JIW in Unstoppabl High Kick. πŸ™‚

      • 4.3.1 Nano

        OH YEAH…*runs to go rewatch*


    • 4.4 iZzie :)

      Or Jung Il-Woo to appear as Kim Beom’s parole officer in Padam Padam? (hoping)

  5. girlatsea


    • 5.1 Dux

      HAHAHA! But I totally agree…

  6. shiku

    Hotness overload!!

  7. mellowyel

    yay, this made me smile. i’m gonna stare at it just a little more….

  8. Ruby

    so happy to see these BFFs together :)))))) what a pick-me-up indeed!!

  9. red

    You know Jung Il woo is growing on me…to the extent that hes starting to seem much more attractive than lee minho :O!!

    …i feel like he pulls of the playboy image much better

    …but then again it maybe my flowerboyramyun shop love talking

    • 9.1 Ani

      Truthfully, I think Lee Min-Ho is good looking and pretty, but he’s not my type of handsome if that makes sense. He doesn’t melt my socks off so I can understand when people don’t find Lee Min-Ho as Lee Min-HOT as others find him.

      • 9.1.1 moll

        I agree; I felt the same way until City Hunter. I loved him there but don’t consider myself a fangirl just yet. πŸ™‚

      • 9.1.2 alualuna

        I’m with you on that one.

        I did love him in the City Hunter, but I just think that was his role. There he even looked perfect. But in other dramas I also think they do weird stuff to his hair especially so I’m always put off by that.

      • 9.1.3 Linda165 in Fangirl Mode

        Well, just leave the LMH fangirling to me then!! Like craaaaaazy fangirl O__o

        • Ani

          Will do. XD

    • 9.2 poo

      So agree with u…amean he’s got amazing features, nice nose, handsome face but just doesnt work for me…just not a fangirl…but definitely not an anti ^^; Even when BOF aired, i knew it was all eye candy but for me it was all KHJ n KIm Bum just no LMH :/ (dunno y)
      Jung Il Woo is definitely getting better with every new drama!

  10. 10 danna

    *squeeing and jumping around like a maniac*
    who am I to call anyone a fanigirl now?!

    • 10.1 danna

      If Min Ho was in it too, i’d die

  11. 11 Ani

    Kim Bum is getting really skinny these days. I haven’t decided if I like it other than the fact that he sure looks mature. Glad to see besties being besties.

    • 11.1 Xianguo

      I don’t like it. It’s a “sickly” looking thinness…

      • 11.1.1 bunny

        I agree. he looks sickly skinny.

        I was about to ask if his character in his new drama is like a guy slowly dying and withering away or something because there should be no excuse to look like that.

        he used to be cute too =(

        • bsmm

          I read in an article that he had to lose 5 kg for the drama. Well maybe he’ll eventually gain his weight back once the drama is over.

          I just came across this pic which might change your mind:

          • Stacy

            *Dies*…I’m such a sucker for arms and shoulders…..

    • 11.2 mskololia

      Hmmmm….KB looks sickly. He’s too thin.

    • 11.3 iZzie :)

      Looking at the photo above, it looks to me like Jung Il-woo is skinnier although he’s the one in white and Kim Beom’s in black. And then after checking out the photo from the link that bsmm (thanks, btw) posted, his body looks fine (in all possible meanings). I think it’s the face that’s making him look too thin – he lost his cheeks (facial fat?), so his face has more vertical lines.

      Also, if he truly lost 5kg for the drama then that could count since rapid weight loss can make a person look sickly. I can only imagine how much body fat he lost since muscles weigh more than fat. He got those biceps and still lost 5kg. Wow. (LOL. Can’t imagine his cheeks accounted for that.)

      • 11.3.1 koreandramalover / kdl / kay

        I agree with your take on the possible rapid-weight-loss-look on Kim Bum because his face looks gaunt and his physique seems too frail that he appears sickly than healthy. Poor dear! Probably with so much pressure to perform better as an actor, he lost his appetite? It makes me like feeding him a hearty home-cooked meal! Hehehe.. πŸ˜‰

        • koreandramalover / kdl / kay

          Ooops, a typo! It should be : It makes me FEEL like feeding him a hearty home-cooked meal. πŸ˜‰

  12. 12 asianromance

    Thanks for the pic! definitely made my day!

  13. 13 Shoesgreatrite

    If only lee min ho will be in there…awesome possum threesome πŸ˜€

  14. 14 Zie

    THIS TOTALLY MADE MY DAY! After invigilating exam.. this is a TOTAL pick-me up! xDDD

    Thanks JB!

  15. 15 fangirl.

    they look so good, i thought this photo was photoshopped lol! thanks for the photo!

    • 15.1 kamoe

      lol. me too
      that’s what i thought when i first saw the photo
      then i read the article, omg that’s real!
      what a sweet bestfriend :)))

  16. 16 laya

    Thanks, jb! πŸ˜€ <3

  17. 17 mud

    Awww… that’s so cute. But I have to admit that I thought Kim Bum was either a standee or photoshopped in. He seems incredibly 2D in that picture.

  18. 18 Toya

    Javabeans, wouldn’t it be funny if your hopes came true and all three did show up for some bromance photo time?

  19. 19 bbm

    thank you JB!! #wipesdrool πŸ˜›
    KB lost too many weight IMO, but he matured nicely…
    and i love the idea of them cameo in each other dramas, that would be superb!!!

  20. 20 Van

    Woah, Kim Bum’s boyish looks from Boys Before Flowers are gone. He’s so skinny now~! Those cheekbones! Still handsome, of course. It’s so sweet of him to stop by and hang with Jung Il-woo on set. For a second, I thought he was going to cameo!

    “What a pick-me-up.” Aw, I can imagine him lighting up at the sight of his buddy.

  21. 21 peachys2sleep

    Bummie, why are you so skinny? I hope you’re not sick!

  22. 22 myweithisway

    So cute!

  23. 23 hpn88

    I die from the cute. What a pick me up indeed for me too πŸ™‚
    and if LMH was there too, the camera would explode before the picture was taken from the cute

  24. 24 elly

    yeah,tink bummie chin too sharp now.
    jung ilwoo just look so cheerful,always.a v sunny person!

  25. 25 tori

    kim bum looks thin nowadays. it doesn’t suit him. πŸ™

    ilwoo looks fresh and lovely as always πŸ™‚ so happy about his new drama. it’s interesting. getting hooked again πŸ˜›

  26. 26 isabella

    seriously kim bum looks sooo skinny o_o but then again he looks like he shot up a few inches or more…since he seems to be similar height as jung il woo who looks like a giant O_O

  27. 27 jyyjc

    Err..and maybe they could also invite jang geun suk too since y’know, the poor guy talked about not having any famous friends of the same age and trying to make friends with lee min ho. But then again, I’m afraid his hair might taint the overall hotness.

  28. 28 Raine

    How about a Korean version of the 3 Musketeers with CSW as d’Artagnan?

    • 28.1 alua


    • 28.2 Stacy

      There’d be a worldwide epidemic of melted TVs, movie screens, and computers.

    • 28.3 Shel

      Now THAT would be a switch since d”Artagnan is supposed to be the young one. It has comedic possibilities, though, lol.


      • 28.3.1 Raine

        Shel, it was selfish on my part…there was no other way to get him in there!

        Bring on the electronic meltdowns!

        • Fiercediva

          I second that! Il Woo can have his Iljimae hair back (length & natural color = hottest JIW look evah!)

  29. 29 anne

    they look so thin and gayish in that picture.

  30. 30 xine

    thank you for the pick-me-up. Looks like they’re having fun – Great middle of the day treat

  31. 31 Cam

    HOORRAAAY for my Kim Bummie & Jung Il Woo! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    NICE! Gosh, Kim Bum, you’re reaaally kinda skinny, that’s why I am bit of concerned about your health. Do your cherish health & eat very well, okay! πŸ˜‰ Hwaiting!

  32. 32 QT

    Kim Bum look totally different buh I’m liking it >_____<
    if Min Ho is also in the pic it'll made my day xD

  33. 33 din

    “All this photo needs is one Lee Min-ho to round out the Hot Friend Trifecta”

    i was soooo thinking the same thing when i saw this pic! :))
    add lee min hot please πŸ˜€
    JIW, KB & LMH together? girl heaven <3

  34. 34 EDNACUTIE

    …eagerly searching for the “LIKE” button…^_^

  35. 35 anantatoer

    Hot Friend Trifecta it is. Lee Min-hot is on the header..eeny, meeny, miny, moe..Jb you’re gonna make me stay up all night doing this..

  36. 36 xiaoSxin

    Was there a photo of all them together recently? I don’t think I’ve seen one yet…

  37. 37 tinysunbl

    OMG I remember the Hick Kick days, Jung Il Woo’s character and Bum always hate each other and bicker…lol so cute.

  38. 38 nozomi05

    i love kim bum and beginning to fall in love with jung il woo too.. not to sure bout lee min ho though

  39. 39 Werefoxter

    ok I am obediently in a deep hole in the ground…you can start covering me up… totally dropped dead. please bury me. make sure to plant some flowers. no, not LMH… thats too much…or whatever… all is lost already

  40. 40 Suzi Q

    They should have photo shopped Lee Min Ho into the picture. Just Wishful Thinking….

    Anyway, it made my day!

  41. 41 Joy

    AWWWWWWWWW. I don’t know how I can still be coherent after this photo.
    Please add Lee Min Ho and Song Joong Ki and Yoo Ah In. I think I would die if they got together.

  42. 42 Leiza

    I know this is your blog dear JB & GF, I don’t have any rights to tell you what should you write or not. I think we’ve had enough with these massive posts about Kim Bum, Jung Il Woo, Lee Min Ho etc etc.
    Could you please add more about other K-actors buddies, like Song Joong Ki and JYJ trio, or any other much more droolworthy older actors such as Jo In Sung, Kang Dong Won, Won Bin… thank you.

    • 42.1 noname

      Wait, are JYJ trio of actors now? LOL, go to allkpop, you’ll get plenty of articles about them. There is quite a lot of information about Song Joong Ki on the website and as for the others….when was the last time any of them actually starred in a drama? The website is called dramabeans for a reason.

      • 42.1.1 Leiza

        Just saying man.. what’s your problem anyway? Don’t like it? Haters gonna hate.

        • koreandramalover / kdl / kay

          You said yourself :

          “I know this is your blog dear JB & GF, I don’t have any rights to tell you what should you write or not.”

          So, WHY did you STILL say anything else AFTER THAT??!!

          YOU have the problem and you asked someone else if he/she has a problem when you are clearly posting SENSELESS, MINDLESS comments which only serve to CONTRADICT yourself!! You are in MAJOR need of an URGENT psychological intervention!!! And go do your hating elsewhere will you???!!!

  43. 43 curlyjewels

    I had to look twice… I nearly did not recognize KB… He appears to have lost weight. His face looks very small now. Maybe it’s the hair drawn back…

  44. 44 kit

    far out i totally forgot kim bum was also in high kick

    sobs the latter is looking so much more mature and (too) skinny that it’s freaking me out

    what a gorgeous friendship though <3

  45. 45 ck1Oz

    Ehm…do you think Park Min Young has gone for dinner with both of them? If she has…

    and she is in Man Of Honor with PIE and Jang Woo.

    I would seriously say…

    life is unfair and she saved South and North Korea in her past life :-p

    • 45.1 Raine

      Don’t forget, she’s also gorgeous. Min-young ssi, prepare yourself for an onslaught of fangirls…

  46. 46 bd

    I know Jung Il-woo has his fan-girls but I just don’t see it.

    JIW is one of those who has what I refer to as a “mush” face and he has the physique of an 11 yr old girl.

    Kim Bum or Lee Ki-woo I can see (altho Kim Bum looks like he is wasting away as well), but JIW – no.

    • 46.1 ladeedah

      I’m actually a fan of Jung Il-Woo because of his acting as Scheduler… I really liked the character and his portrayal. But I am not physically attracted to him at all, which is weird. His looks just don’t do it for me one bit.

      • 46.1.1 bsmm

        Same here. I loved how he portrayed Scheduler and I find him very endearing, yet I just couldn’t get myself to be attracted to him. I’d definitely take Bum over him any day.

    • 46.2 Shel

      I”m with you as far as looks go. But I think it has more to do with my age, I like manlier looking guys: KJH and CSW and SSH (who can’t act, but he’s nice looking) JIW is like seeing one of my son’s friends and thinking that he’s a cute kid. But JIW is a really good actor and I’ve enjoyed watching him in anything he’s been in. I’d rather have good acting than pretty faces, anyway.

      Not big on the skinnier Kim Bum either, he’s too thin. I do like the long hair, though. I’ve never been a fan of long hair on guys until I started watching Kdramas, and I’ve gotta say that Asians do the long hair thing well.

    • 46.3 Raine

      bd- I didn’t get it either until I watched him in action. He’s not a photo hottie for me. But in action…

    • 46.4 bd

      I’m coming at it from a straight aesthetically POV – regarding facial bone structure/features.

      Even as a more effeminate-looking male, he doesn’t make a particularly good looking woman.

      Someone who has softer features and looks amazingly good dressed up as a female is Park Hae-jin.

      In “Family Outing”, PHJ had to cross dress and wear a wig/makeup for a parody of the song “Heartbeat” and he really looked like an attractive female (almost as good as Hyori).


  47. 47 eblu

    Too pretty for words! <3
    I agree that Kim Bum looks like he could use a burger (or two) these days.

  48. 48 Czmych

    Where is Kim Bum? I can see only shadow of him :/

    • 48.1 Venus

      LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOO that just crack me up …good one!..

  49. 49 ava

    *swoon* LOVE!

  50. 50 Cy

    You must be obsessed with Jung Il Woo. *roll eyes*

    • 50.1 birdscout


      • 50.1.1 lezzy

        I’m sayin’.

    • 50.2 koreandramalover / kdl / kay


      Why in the name of all that is good do you waste your time, money and effort to post such an uncalled-for-senselessly-unnecessary-and-utterly-disrespectful comment????!!!!

      You have the audacity to come to someone else’s blog JUST to post such a comment??!!! Have you lost your mind??

      • 50.2.1 iZzie :)

        “Have you lost your mind??”

        Probably the effect of seeing Jung Il-woo and Kim Beom together. Too much beauty is not good for one’s health. πŸ˜›

        • koreandramalover / kdl / kay

          Hahahaha!!! You never fail to make me laugh so much with your amazing wittiness, Izzie dear!! How right you are!! We can have TOO much of a good thing!! πŸ˜‰

    • 50.3 iZzie :)

      If it ain’t your drug, don’t flame the dealer. You’re not the only customer. πŸ˜‰

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