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Hyori wedding photos – no, she did not get hitched to 순심, her dog, but to 상순, her bf


Here is the link to some wedding photos (including the actual husband) of 이효리 Hyori, Marmot’s Hole’s favourite (Can I say that? well, *I* like her). She got married in a very private, low-key ceremony at her own holiday manor in Jejudo on 1st of September – she kept her word – it was unlike the usual celebrity affairs (you know, grand hotels, all the celebrity guests vying to be the best dresser etc.)
She married 이상순 Lee Sangsun, a musician/DJ/composer/guitarist whom she met, working for animal rights and whom she got close to in 2011 in a talent-donation campaign (joint-composing songs) for abandoned pets.

A lot of Koreans (Hyori says, including her mother) have mentioned how “ugly” he is likening the couple to “beauty and the beast” etc. but I like how the guy looks. He looks individual and unlike some Korean *Hallyu* actors, looks like he is actually a man with an interesting personality and more than two brain cells.

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Lee – she looks absolutely beautiful – I see she was wearing a flower tiara (though my flower tiara was prettier)

P.S. Interesting, I did not know that Lee Sangsun was part of the Verandah Project which is actually a duo with 김동률 Kim Dongryul (part of another duo 전람회 Exhibition)- a big favourite of mine when I was growing up. Here is Kim Dongryul’s solo song 염원. for those who want to have a listen. All his other songs also sound of a very Korean sentiment.

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    Lots of broken-hearted male readers today, I’m sure.

  • Aja Aja

    Not really. Have you seen her soon to be hubby’s face? She’s been razzed about how she’s marrying the beast (as in Beauty and the Beast). It gives encouragement to all the plain looking and the ugly men that they too can get their dream women.

  • bigmamat

    She is gorgeous and unlike so many other Korean celebrities looks fresh and natural. Like she’s not worried about how she looks all the time. He isn’t ugly, he’s just not pretty. I never liked pretty men myself. Besides, who wants a man that’s prettier than they are, and worries even more about their looks.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    Ahh sisterhood…you couldn’t resist taking a shot in that final sentence.

    I like her a lot. She’s attractive but also seems down to earth and beyond that shallow materialism that is all too prevalent in this country and especially among the celebrities.

  • j.kimchi

    that tattoo on the back of her right arm ruins the first photo…any Korean woman with a tattoo is an immediate red flag to avoid (Cue the overreaction).

    Why? Because it’s something that is explicitly and specifically forbidden in Korean culture. I would have no problem dating a Korean-American girl with tattoos; it’s accepted in American culture. But for a Korean girl to go out and without equivocation do something expressly forbidden is just fucked up. The equivalent I always say is would you date an American girl who was a stripper or did porn? Yes, girls do that in the States (just like some girls get tattoos here), but it is very taboo for the simple fact that 99% of American women DON’T do porn (and 99% of Korean girls don’t get tattoos). It’s not normal. The personality reasons for why a Korean woman gets a tattoo are VERY different from those of why an American woman would.

    There’s also a reason foreigners like myself stay away from those girls; they’ve been used up and are all loose from living in Vancouver or Melbourne and riding the cock carousel.

  • ChuckRamone

    Two brain cells? Wow, that’s a really really tiny brain.

  • Bob

    Yeah, it’s almost as if she’s trying really hard to prove she isn’t superficial.

  • will.i.aint

    j.kimchi wrote:

    …any Korean woman with a tattoo is an immediate red flag to avoid…because it’s something that is explicitly and specifically forbidden in Korean culture…99% of Korean girls don’t get tattoos. It’s not normal.

    Do you live in a pre-21st century time machine?

  • will.i.aint

    Yuna wrote:

    I see she was wearing a flower tiara (though my flower tiara was prettier).

    Wow … that’s really impressive. Did you also get a bigger diamond ring than Hyori? I bet your honeymoon was way cooler too.

  • justanotherday

    who gives a shit about a middle aged talentless pile of silicon? I’m just super butt hurt she never got my snail mails in Japanese. Didn’t know Japanese singers were this snobby to their biggest fans

  • imememememe

    I guess this means I’m gonna have to hold on to my wife…for the time being.

  • Horace Jeffery Hodges

    Good God! Salaryman actually likes somebody!

    Jeffery Hodges

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  • redwhitedude

    Nah. Not really a fan of hers.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    Someone doing something against the arbitrary, and oftentimes illogical rules of the herd? OH NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Because a tattoo is like porn…yeah, that really makes a lot of sense.

    I never noticed that tattoo and wouldn’t really give it much thought until you mooooooooed all about it. Now, I like her even more. She has the guts to do what she wants and not give a crap what a bunch of spineless cows think. Keep moooooing and obeying those societal rules.

  • MikeinGyeonggi

    I’m going to go drink a few bottles of soju to forget this day.

  • MikeinGyeonggi

    “But for a Korean girl to go out and without equivocation do something expressly forbidden is just fucked up.”

    Or maybe they are individuals who don’t really care what their sexist and repressive society thinks about them.

    “…any Korean woman with a tattoo is an immediate red flag to avoid”

    I don’t think many men would avoid Lee Hyori.

  • MikeinGyeonggi

    It’s almost as if she met a fellow musician while working for animal rights and they ended up falling in love and having a private wedding ceremony. But that’s just crazy talk.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    Right on. She seems actually like her own person who doesn’t follow the herd to the letter. Good for her. Can you imagine 99% of the k-pop starlets actually having a cause for which they work (and I’m not a fan of the human rights cause) much less appear on TV without make-up and done up hair or dating someone without some career objective?

    And tattoos are not “expressly forbidden,” they are not illegal. All there is is an outdated social stigma, and a quickly fading one, too. But even if it were still a strong taboo, that would be all the more reason to like Hyori.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    I like plenty of things and people.

  • dogbertt

    Who’s the bitch in the photos?

  • Horace Jeffery Hodges

    But you never write, you never call . . . it’s as if we don’t exist!

    Jeffery Hodges

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  • Baek-du boy

    While I don’t support j.kimchi’s views on tatoos, she does lose some elegance covered in ink. That’s the thing about tatts, can look cool/ok in many situations, but as soon you dress up for a funeral, wedding or formal occasion and you have visible ink, looks tacky.

  • Ster

    “Mr and Mrs Lee”
    What a strange way to address a married Korean couple.

  • pawikirogii

    kinda interesting you don’t show us even one photo of the groom. perhaps if he looked like 영국남자, then maybe eh?

  • Jake

    Years ago, I was talking to a Korean dude and the subject of Hyori came up. He reckoned that she, like many other starlets, would end up married to some greasy, disgusting chaebol heir 20 years her senior because she hadn’t saved enough of her cash to continue the lifestyle she was accustomed to. Nice to know that he was wrong in this case, and that she seems to have married someone she actually likes.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    WTF said you exist? I am not here to provide you with existential assurances.

  • http://www.bcarr.com/ Brendon Carr

    I can’t get out of bed to face the world.

  • Horace Jeffery Hodges

    I think, therefore I am going to fall silent at this solipsism.

    Jeffery Hodges

    * * *

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    Or Yuna provided, as the case may be.

  • MikeinGyeonggi

    Most of the readers on this site would rather look at pictures of Hyori. If you insist on seeing her groom, click on the link that Robert clearly provided.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    Oh brother

    I think therefore I am:

    I think – are you sure?

    therefore – implies causality. “An intellect that could see cause and effect as a continuum and a flux and not, as we do, in terms of an arbitrary division and dismemberment, would repudiate the concept of cause and effect and deny all conditionality.”

    I – too vague. What do you define as you? A pile of atoms? A agent with free will? A ball in a deterministic universe?

    am – “No one ever steps in the same river twice.” Heraclitus

    I never liked Descartes’ cogito ego sum because it assumes too much:

    - that you are the thinker of your thoughts, something that has been shown to actually not be true. Nietzsche doubted this and recently we know that our thoughts originate before we are conscious of them. The logical thing to ask is if our thoughts come to us how can we trust them as the foundation for asserting our existence?

    - causality was rejected by Nietzsche as a simplistic shortcut of our limited brains towards grasping the environment around us. A biologically useful one, but not necessarily a true one. If we doubt cause and effect, how can we then use the ergo to connect thought and existence?

    - who are you? What is cogito ergo sum trying to prove? That you as a pile of atoms exist? Or that you as an independent agent possessed of free will exist? Free will is an illusion based in part on what I mentioned above, that the conscious you is not the originator of your thoughts. But that’s not even the big implication because if your thoughts come to you independent of your consciousness, how can you use this as the basis for your ‘sum’?

    - I am – are you? Heraclitus claimed that the only constant is change, that in effect nothing IS. From minute to minute, second to second, instant to instant, you are different. Indeed,going to shorter and shorter time intervals one is not the same at T1 as at T2. That we can not be sure of continuity. And if we are not sue of continuity, then in effect you can reduce that time to such a short period that it would be essentially silly to argue for your ‘sum’

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    But Yuna didnt really provide very good photos. 2 out of 3 hide her face and all 3 hide her body. So obviously Yuna wasnt catering to the male constituency. The whole post was a set up for her to say she had a prettier tiara than Hyori, anyway.

  • Ster

    What is the red object in the bottom right corner of the first photo that looks like a vibrator?

  • http://www.bcarr.com/ Brendon Carr

    Hair dryer?

  • MikeinGyeonggi

    Oops – yes, as Yuna provided. As for the tiara competition, we’d really have to see both of them and then vote on it.

  • MikeinGyeonggi

    Looks like a blowdryer.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    LOL you said “blow”

  • yuna_at_marmotshole

    1.You just need to click on the red link I provided in the very first sentence to get the other photos (the one including husband etc.) which, along with these overlapping, are all that Hyori herself provided.
    2. The reason I chose to decorate the post with those particular three photos is *blatantly* obvious (and nobody has said it, though I’m sure some know)
    3. Don’t know if this will work but my tiara:
    http://sdrv.ms/177guto
    I

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    2. food on 4 legs?

  • yuna_at_marmotshole

    Also, I found out that particular tattoo says on Hyori’s arm

    “Walk lightly in the Spring, Mother Earth is pregnant.” (Native American proverb)
    http://realkpoptattoos.tumblr.com/post/51537277365#disqus_thread

    Somehow, I don’t think she got it riding any carousel.

  • yuna_at_marmotshole

    I just thought of the following and then did a google search.

    I think, therefore I am… I think?

    And of course somebody else had already thought of it.

  • MikeinGyeonggi

    I would like to see Hyori wearing your tiara.

  • cardigan stewz

    too dark

  • justanotherone

    why does all the koreans have to imitate the shitty part of American culture? Why not embrace something more classy?

  • yuna_at_marmotshole

    15 years ago when my mother and I were thinking of getting our ears pierced my father was against it for similar reason. Now, he embarrasses me wearing a necklace which my mother gave him.
    I think it’s very narrow to define such an action as getting a tattoo to one culture/region nowadays, we’ve got fast-speed internet now.

    Is tattoo American? There are plenty of European suburban middle-class people suddenly all getting tattoos – once seen something bad that the white mothers and fathers would chastise their children for, now the mothers and fathers are getting them. And originally it’s Inuit or American Indian as well.

    Anyway, I would probably ask the same of Americans who like K-pop and dramas? Why not embrace something more classy?

  • Horace Jeffery Hodges

    O Brother Salaryman, Where Art Thou? That was some rather heavy artillery just to punish a pun! Why? So? Serious?

    But I do have an earnest question: Since “therefore” can imply either “cause” or “reason,” why do you choose the former rather than the latter?

    Descartes was discoursing on method, using radical doubt to arrive at what (he thought) could not be questioned. By a reflexive move, he focused on the doubting process itself, which he considered “thinking,” and concluded that a thinking subject (i.e., himself) was indubitably implied. This was the “I” of “I think, therefore I am.” Descartes was thus concerned with epistemology, not causality — the “therefore” of reason, not cause.

    Or so it seems to me.

    One can, of course, pose deconstructive questions about the “I” as you have done, but that’s a distinct, though related issue.

    Jeffery Hodges

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  • yuna_at_marmotshole

    That’s exactly what I was thinking when I tried to make that sentence into a shape where a snake is biting its tail by adding an extra “I think”. Can you give me a gold star?

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    Perhaps a thinking actor is implied, but is that actor you? It can’t be a you in the form of a free-willed, fully autonomous actor if thoughts originate beyond your control. And if they are beyond your control, how can you trust them to make such strong declarations about your existence? Perhaps then the thinker is merely a billiards ball in a deterministic universe.

    In any case, cogito ergo sum still has the flaws enumerated:

    - what is thought? where does it come from? can we trust it?

    - the impossibility of proving continuity and hence the possibility of reducing “your” existence to near nothingness;

    - the vagueness of the ‘I’

    Last week I vanquished bumfromkorea, today Descartes.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    and nothing but the tiara?

  • yuna_at_marmotshole

    Last week I vanquished bumfromkorea, today Descartes

    Yes but was that actor really you?

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    Irrelevant:)

  • MikeinGyeonggi

    Tattoos aren’t American. They have been done almost everywhere in the world, include within Maori tribes in NZ.

    Younger Koreans like tattoos because it sets them apart from the conservative and repressive society around them (which is slowly becoming more liberal, thank god). It’s not about trying to be classy – it’s about not giving a shit what some 아저씨 thinks.

    I don’t personally find tattoos attractive, but I like how some younger Koreans are finally presenting themselves however they want without caring what others think.

  • j.kimchi

    I guess it’s too bad you’re stuck with Itaewon girls with tramp stamps on their backs…oh but I’m sure YOU’RE really special lol.

    Enjoy that wind tunnel she calls a vagina hahaha

  • j.kimchi

    NAWALT Not all women are like that!

    Wow, you are lame trying to white knight yourself into defending Hyori’s pussy. Good lord, go get a gf, dude and stop defending women who don’t give a fuck about you haha.

  • j.kimchi

    Ask a Korean girl if she would get a tattoo in Korea and show it to her parents or workplace.

    Yeah, you have your definitions of normal mixed up, bro. http://www.dictionary.com if you can read!

  • j.kimchi

    Fair enough. I can see your view and what you’re saying is part of what I’m saying as well.

  • imememememe

    You need to post in every thread everyday just so I can stare at your avatar.

  • imememememe

    How the hell does a thread about Lee Hyori’s breast, err, I mean, wedding (tragic!) turn into this bulls**t? Shame on you!

    Now let’s all google “Lee Hyori bikini” and try to forget this wedding ever happened.

  • bumfromkorea

    Last week I vanquished bumfromkorea, today Descartes.

    It could’ve been the loyalty oath you wanted me to take (Sieg Heil, mein furher!)… or it could’ve been the Labor Day weekend vacation. But I’m glad I can be a masturbatory material for your… er, ego.

  • bumfromkorea

    효리 누님 ㅜㅜ

  • Horace Jeffery Hodges

    “How the hell does a thread about Lee Hyori’s breast, err, I mean, wedding (tragic!) turn into this bulls**t?”

    Salaryman needed to deconstruct Lee Hyori and thereby reduce her “existence to near nothingness” because if he can’t have her, nobody can!

    Jeffery Hodges

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  • SalarymaninSeoul

    Let’s not pretend that your need to find a “good girl” who obeys all the little mores and taboos of society isn’t really all about your lack of manhood and need to rely on the bullying power of society to control your woman because you personally can’t (though I’m sure not for lack of vigorous trying. Didn’t work at home did it, and it isn’t working out for ya here, eh?)- a need for control coupled with extreme impotence (in every sense of this word) (and throw in a dash of double digit IQ) is an ugly thing (see OJ). Hence the way you lash out at women, your absurd equivocation between a tattoo and porn/prostitution. Little man syndrome personified.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    Don’t read what you don’t understand. Stick to child pop up books and Where’s Waldo.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    You’ve been silent on the UPP threads. Having Moon Jae-in syndrome: inability to condemn your comrades and the lack of a spine to openly support them? Your silence is LOUD. TK’s is positively screaming. How could you insult the Korea Sun Kim Il-sung when you can’t even condemn a lowly ajossi.

  • bumfromkorea

    You know, Salaryman, Koreans have a saying; A lump of shit is avoided because it’s dirty and not because it’s scary.

    Time to flush.

  • bumfromkorea

    “expressly forbidden”? What is this, the Yushin era? Dude. Wrong President Park. I see tons of male and female celebrities with tattoos on Korean TV shows. If it’s something like this, then yeah, there would be some aversions, but not what Lee Hyori has.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    So does that explain your intense interest in poo wine? You’re weak, your excuses are weak, your silence though is mega-strong.

    I didn’t ask you for a loyalty oath, though it seems I did ask you to break a different loyalty oath.

    The biggest political story in this country in this century, rivaling the suicide of RMH, the sinking of the Cheonan or the shelling and the two guys most vocal up to this point on domestic politics, you and TK, fall silent. Not a peep from either of you. You’ve suddenly become interested in poo wine and dog meat. That is more than a little bit curious.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    There was no loyalty oath.

  • MikeinGyeonggi

    I didn’t know foreigners could join the AES.

  • MikeinGyeonggi

    He’s defending a stranger who was unnecessarily slandered on the internet by an apparently very bitter 아저씨.

  • Bob Bobbs

    Yeah, I’m a sensitive dude who objectifies women based on their tattoos. But I can justify it with some Sociology 101-type stuff. Oh yeah, and Korean women are all whores who would rather be with me and my big dick.

  • Bob Bobbs

    Ha.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    You liked that, eh?

  • Bob Bobbs

    Americans OWN western culture. There are two countries on Earth: Korea and America. Oh yeah, and the Japanese savages. And the JJankes. And David Beckham. But that’s it. Now go study your Migukmal.

  • Bob Bobbs

    Takes me back, yeah.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    The guy’s posts off MH offer a clue. 99% are basically about picking up girls, sex, affairs with married women. Hence, he has basically only one interest, one motivation in life: sex. This is all he understands, how he looks at the world; sex is his lens and he assumes everyone is motivated by the same drives. I like Hyori, but I was taken aback by the mentality that any deviation from social mores is somehow tantamount to being an untouchable and a whore. Besides, talking about social mores, what does society say about sleeping with married women, as j.kimchi boasts of having done because the husband apparently “couldn’t get it up.”

  • Bob Bobbs

    I teach LOTS of Koreans and Japanese (and Taiwanese, Brazilian, etc.) here in Canada. Out of, say, 100 Japanese students and 100 Koreans (aged 18-30 or so), perhaps two or three of the Japanese students (women only) have had tattoos and NONE of the Koreans. Brazilians, sure. Just my two cents.

  • bumfromkorea

    Well, sure. It’s not a popular form of expressing yourself in Korea, but not exactly a Scarlet Letter like jkimchi is saying either.

    I’ve been told that the tattoo culture is more developed in Japan, so that sounds about right. As for here, it’s almost as casual as getting a new haircut.

  • Bob Bobbs

    Now that I think of it, there is one Korean girl with an ankle thingy. But she is too hot to come to class, so I don’t see her often. You know how it is.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    And if you read more he also loves to shame asian girls for not “dating their own.”

  • will.i.aint

    So help you God.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    So what does that prove? That she would probably face some unpleasantness from some people? How exactly do you make the jump from tattoo to being a stripper? Did the married woman you banged have a tattoo? No? So you mean women without tattoos can be loose, too? How does mass bullying somehow equal right?

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    No, he is saying he doesn’t like the aesthetics of the tattoo, and I would agree. YOU are saying that every korean woman with a tattoo is nothing but a skank and whore. There is nothing similar between these two points of view.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    he isn’t a foreigner, he’s a kyopo who hates whites.

  • imememememe

    zzzz

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    You know, in all our exchanges, you have never been able not to throw an insult at me. I have gallantly and chivalrously refrained from doing so. And while you now call me a piece of shit, you are still unable to offer up any criticism of Lee Sekki or NK leadership past and present.

  • justanotherone

    “Younger Koreans like tattoos because it sets them apart from the conservative and repressive society around them”

    haha. such bullshit. young people do this so they can overcompensate for their insecurity.

    if it was say, you got it in the army, totally understandable. but people have no taste, drawing dumb chinese characters or the overused yakuza style. Okay, if you are stupid enough to draw permanent ink on your skin, yeah you are worthy of being shunned and avoided by people.

    face it, koreans wanna copy everything white and black people do.

  • justanotherone

    did you really think koreans would be getting tattoos if say south eastern asian countries like phillipines or thai people started it?

    no they wouldn’t in hell want to do anything to associate with those “dark skinned inferior asians” now do they? They rather associate themselves with whatever the mainstream media in bed with American culture and people getting tattoos aren’t really special as you say and not unique at all I guess, they are just following another philosophy.

    you got me there with kpop, koreans with brains know that shit is absolute garbage.

  • justanotherone

    it’s sorta like white people getting chinese tattoos and it’s something really ridiculous chinese people laugh at when they see it but keep silent.

  • Arghaeri

    you’d better not, according to Salariman banging married women is bad… :-)

  • Arghaeri

    Tattoos are American?

  • Joe Flack

    Because many Americans are morons. Would this be the case for Koreans as well?

  • http://www.clairestelle.com/ clair estelle

    oh my, what a pretty bride, I love her little gloves!

  • AV

    It’s backward oppressive sexist ajushi’s like yourself that hurt women and society as a whole.

    You want your Korean wifey in hanbok, middle part, low bun, using honorifics, bowing down shuffling backwards out of your room with a tray and a cup of tea on it, go back a few centuries okay?

  • AV

    I first spotted that tattoo when I was watching a performance of one of her songs on YouTube and at first I thought it was one large as mole lmao.

    I like her even more now too. It’s like she’s actually seen the world, what with all her animal activism, tattooing, marrying without all the bells and whistles etc (what is UP with the marriage ceremony catwalk thing most Koreans do!? Smoke machines and disco lights!?? Dafuq??). Totally unheard of in the usual merry land of Kpop but it’s so refreshing and I love her even more for it. OH and the fact that her hubby isn’t your stereotypical flower boy I’m just absolutely in love with her bwahaha.

    And if you’ve caught her in any of those game shows, she’s not afraid to speak her mind either. Love it. Middle finger to the old school farts like j.kimchi shart-covered hairy nut eater over there.

  • AV

    I heard somewhere that 1 in 5 Korean males pay for sexual services 4 times a month and it accounts for like 3% of the annual GDP. And 1 in 25 females in the country are selling their body for sex. That frightens me. I don’t even know where to find sexual services in my city but it seems like it’s everywhere in Korea. You know what I’m talkin bout: the love motels, the massage parlours (I’m lookin at you Se7en!!), the flyers that litter practically every single street and parked car…

    If backward douchebags like j.kimchi didn’t exist and sex (and effin tattoos!?) weren’t so taboo and these really outdated views of how women/society should be, maybe there wouldn’t be so many STDs or unwanted pregnancies, or 1 IN 5 MEN PAYING FOR SEX 4 TIMES A MONTH. C’mon guys.

    On the upside I am slowly noticing a positive change… just recently my prim and proper Gangnam-residing snooty cousin posted how cool she thinks tattoos are and how she really wants one (but wouldn’t – d’oh! So close). And then all her other buddies were like ‘Oh wow that’s sooooo cool’ ‘I really wish I had one’ etc.

    Now we just gotta figure out how to off the buttcobs like j.kimchi ^-^

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  • kim

    congrats nuna!!!!!!! u guys make a beautiful pair… god bless