Friday, April 23, 2010

100423 XIAH junsu's New Single "Intoxication"

MTV Making The Video: XIAH junsu "Intoxication"

The camera made it inside the film shooting session for the MV of "Intoxication", XIAH junsu's solo debut single!

The number, which is his first solo, is a medium ballad, which he himself composed the music.
Of course there will be his high-spirited approach and the passionate filming session for his solo debut as XIAH junsu. We will introduce you both the ON and OFF shots!

On Air Schedule
May 18 (Tues) 25:30 – 26:00
May 20 (Thurs) 16:00 – 16:30
May 21 (Fri) 8:30 – 9:00
May 22 (Sat) 17:30 – 18:00

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Korean dramas stir new waves in Japan

Fuji TV's program "Hallyu Alpha" (Mon-Fri 2:07~3:00), which started airing on January 11 in hopes of creating 'a new Hallyu generation,' has been receiving positive feedback. Back in 2004, Fuji TV had arranged a program called "Saturday Hallyu Wide Hour," airing dramas such as "Stairway To Heaven" and "Sad Love Song" but had cancelled it due to low ratings. This time, "Hallyu Alpha" tried to differentiate itself from other programs by playing uncensored versions of dramas, providing bilingual broadcast (in Japanese and Korean) and adding special features such as exclusive interviews with the cast and behind-the-scenes footage. MBC TV series "My Name Is Kim Sam-soon" kicked off the program, followed by KBS' "Woman In The Sun" in February.

Viewers responded to the show somewhat later -- "The Shining Inheritance," starring Lee Seung-gi and Han Hyo-joo, made bigger splashes than expected during its month-long run in March. According to local media reports, the premiere episode of "The Shining Inheritance," broadcast on March 2, scored a mere 5.3 percent in viewership ratings. But the figure constantly climbed, peaking at 9.7 percent on March 24 and the final episode aired on March 30 scoring a rating of 8.0 percent. Considering that the average viewership rating around 2 p.m. on weekdays -- which is when "Hallyu Alpha" airs -- is approximately four to five percent, the figure is the highest among all the dramas that have aired in the same time slot for the past ten years. Rumor has it that local television executives were very surprised by the ratings for "The Shining Inheritance." Lead actors Lee Seung-gi and Han Hyo-joo made headlines when they visited Japan in time with the show's airing in the country. Han, who plays the female lead Go Eun-sung, was particularly showered with attention as her telecinema movie "Postman to Heaven", co-starring TVXQ member Hero Jae-joong, had also opened in Japan.

Japanese students fall in love with Lee Seung-gi and Han Hyo-joo

Many fervent viewers poured out their comments about the show on the viewers' board for "The Shining Inheritance." And it is worth noting that a majority of these viewers were high-school students and young people in their twenties and thirties. This is quite unexpected because in the past, Hallyu fans were mostly composed of women in their forties. This could be because "The Shining Inheritance" was broadcast in March, overlapping with spring break for students. As the Japanese school year starts in April with the spring break in March, it was possible to lure middle school, high school and college students on their school breaks to the front of television sets. For "Hallyu Alpha", it is encouraging that they turned the younger generation -- who had previously thought that "Hallyu is just something that older ladies like" -- into Hallyu drama fans.

"Hallyu Alpha" has been showing medical drama "New Heart" since April 1, after which MBC TV series "The Last Scandal of My Life," starring actor Jung Joon-ho and the late actress Choi Jin-sil will air. With Korean blockbuster "IRIS" (starring Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-hee) and "Hard To Say I Love You" (starring Hero Jaejoong) lined up for the second half of the year, can it be said that the new generation of Korean Wave has already begun? We hope that "Hallyu Alpha" will build a strong foundation for the new round of Korean Wave.

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Finished eating in 3 minutes.

Thank you for the food~

It arrived on JunSu's hand.

Source: Max Matsuura's Twitter
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Today is…
PV filming!!!

This is JunSu before the PV filming with a small dumbbell on his side…!


Full power!

Without any hesitation, JunSu was full of power even at the start of the rehearsal!


It's starting…!

Ignoring the inhibition from the staff, XIAH junsu took off his shirt & threw it away & finally getting ready!!

What kind of PV will it become… please expect for it!!

Source: Tohomobile Staff Blog + linhkawaii
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2010-04-23 01:23:35

Twitting 3 times in a row, related to Non-chan

(T/N: Non-chan is the name of Kitagawa's daughter, 12 years old. She has just entered junior high school this April. )

I am hearing Non-chan's sound sleep-breath.

(few sentences omitted)

Oh, at last the incident came back to my memory.

"The episode (T/N: the 1st episode) finished when Haru (T/N: Juri Ueno) arrived, and a lady opened the door". Non-chan is talking about Sunanare .(T/N: Sunaoni Narenakute)
"Yes, Nakaji's girlfriend." I said. (T/N: Eita is playing the role Nakaji)
"Oh, really, is that lady Nakaji's girlfriend?"
"Yes, yes." I replied.
"Oh, I want to see the next episode."

Really? In our home, the TV is always off. So, up to this date, she hasn't watched any of my works.

"I see." I said.
"Yes. Please let me watch the recorded one later." Non-chan said, and fell asleep.

Maybe she was just saying flattering compliments…but I was happy.

Source: Eriko Kitagawa’s Blog
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From the drama's official homepage

"Kanashimino Yukue" of XIAH junsu will be the theme song!

The theme song, which will add grace to the love story, will be Junsu's (from Tohoshinki, which activities are now suspended) solo ballad song, "Kanashimino Yukue"!

The soft vocal (we attend to the song before we know) and the lyrics which were written especially for this drama, will enliven the mood of the drama, blending in harmony together with the warm and single-hearted love, which is described in the drama.

"Kanashimino Yukue" is scheduled to be in XIAH junsu's new single, to be released on May 26.

First time to appear on BeeTV! A must cry emotional love story "5 nengono love letter".
(T/N: A love letter, 5 years from now)

Other caps from the official page.

Source: 5 Nengono Love Letter
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Did you watch Sunanare? Today, JeJung was doing his best while filming for 5 hours in the rain, so he's saying that he will later eat a 5-person meal (LOL). A message from JeJung, "A lot more things will happen in episode 3, and things will get even more interesting, so please don't forget to watch it." I like it ♪

A message by that recording director! Please at least check the CDs!

It's… Doushite!

I'm going to announce the answer!

My job is like a carrier pigeon! By the way, just a little talk of the past. There's a director who came to me being all excited and said, "The best song in my whole life being a director was born!". Well then question for you! What song is it?? Of course it's their song!

Source: Seki Yoshihiro's Twitter
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2120hrs - Zuno & Junsu arriving via KE 641 (T2)


1400hrs - Fans Meet @ Movida, St James Power Station (for Package A members only)
*Photo-taking and autograph session

1600hrs - Doors open @ Compass Central-East Ballroom, B2, Resorts World Convention Centre

1800hrs - Zuno Showcase 2010


1430hrs - Fans Meet @ IMM, Level 3, Garden Plaza (open to public)
*Handshake for 100 fans only (50 lucky fans from the showcase and 50 fans from public on first-come-first serve basis)

1600hrs - CD autograph session & Fans Meet @ HMV, 313@Somersets (TO BE CONFIRMED)
*For the first 50 lucky fans only on a first-come-first serve basis

2250hrs - Junsu departing via KE 642 (T2)


0015hrs - Zuno departing via CA 970 (T1)


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Forbes Korea has released their yearly survey. This time they ranked the most hardworking idols from 2009-2010. After releasing his solo album and concerts and at the same time promoting with his group – Big Bang’s leader G-Dragon tops this year's chart as the Most Hardworking Idol. (omitted)

1. G-Dragon (Big Bang)
2. U-Know (TVXQ)
3. Taeyeon (SNSD)
4. Nickhun (2PM)
5. Taecyeon (2PM)
6. Leeteuk (Super Junior)
7. Jo Kwon (2AM)
8. UEE (After School)
9. CL (2NE1)
10. Jiyeon (KARA)
11. Minho (Shinee)
12. Gain (Brown Eyed Girls)
13. Daesung (Big Bang)
14. Hyuna (4minute)
15. Sunny (SNSD)
16. Eunhyuk (Super Junior)
17. Jessica (SNSD)
18. Hara (KARA)
19. Yoona (SNSD)
20. Narsha (Brown Eyed Girls)

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Q: I want to hear you say "Hitsumabushi de himatsubushi" (JunSu's oyaji gag that means "Killing time by eating hitsumabushi"). I'm waiting.
A: Himatsubushi ni himatsubushi JunSu no omiyage wo kaimashita… (During my free time, I bought hitsumabushi back for JunSu as souvenirs…)

"I had early morning today so I'll come back," he said and came back.

Q: Why didn't you and Vice President Chiba know about the discontinuation of Tohomobile?
A: Because we are a large company. I was very disappointed.

I won't discontinue Tohomobile. If it gets discontinued, as it is under my responsibility, I will quit too, so please don't be worried!

Source: Max Matsuura's Twitter
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The rest of the episodes is in the uploader's YT. Enjoy!

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