Saturday, August 28, 2010

This is a fan account by a SHINee fan, but it's completely relevant because it's mainly about HoMin and Cassiopeia.

After everything that happened yesterday, the shock of being at the live concert, the heartache, the wonderful heartwarming moments, and then seeing all the photos and videos, there are so many emotions that I honestly dont' know how to express. I wanted to start writing something last night, but I really didn't know how to start. That night, I was in awe, not only by our kids, but also Yunho and Changm and the wonderful Cassiopeia and Shawols. Looking back on the videos from 2 years ago, I suddenly realized that our kids have really grown up. They used to run after their hyungs as their beloved dongsaengs, or perhaps those hyungs were a source of motivation...

I've always really admired Yunho, the past few years in Korea, everything about him, from his personality to his reputation, everything about him made people who loved him proud. That is why, when I saw the 8 whole banners dedicated to him at the stadium, I wasn't surprised at all. Even when the entire stadium erupted with screams of 'JUNG YUNHO', I wasn't surprised. Someone like him is totally deserving of that kind of love. I really like him as well, because I know that Yunho loves our SHINee, he buys them food and goes to watch their performances to give them support and encouragement, and he and Changmin always play basketball and go bowling with Minho. He brought Jonghyun and Key to dinner to watch the World Cup together, and went to Taemin's dance training sessions despite having to work on his own CFs, magazine shoots and rehearsals. He helped our kids make the perfect 2nd album. He was even their for their comeback stage, going to the venue with them and staying with them backstage...

Knowing that the kids have a hyung like that makes me really happy and completely content. Everything that Yunho endured as the leader of TVXQ, he's spoken to Onew about. He's taught him so much, yes, he's always trying his best to help Onew become an even greater leader than he is. At the same time, he also knows about the burdens and responsibilities he has to shoulder as a leader, and that is why, compared to the 4 other members, he is especially kind to Onew. Only because he knows too well how difficult it is to be in that position and how important it is to show him love and support. Onew, being younger and softer than Yunho needs extra love and protection. This hyung has put so much effort into protecting our kids, in the hope that his personal experience will help get them further and make them a better group. This is why, last night, when I saw a tired, quiet and expressionless Yunho exchanging glances with the 5 members; when I saw Onew by his side, Taemin putting his arm around his waist, Minho tugging him along and Jonghyun and Key walking past him over and over again to help cheer him up, I felt content and proud. Huuhuu, I don't know whether it's because I'm too much like a mother, everytime I see the SHINee members showing love for their hyung, I feel a rush of pride. They're kids who really know the meaning of being grateful. Hyung's time and love hadn't been wasted, it's no wonder he likes you all so much.

Yesterday, in the hearts of Cassiopeia who had been waiting for over a year by now, there was bitterness and pain, but more than that, they were proud. Anyone who sees them would be in awe by the love and devotion they've shown towards their idols. Of course, this is because their idols really have made themselves worthwhile of their sacrifices, yet what amazed me most was that whether it be this year's Dream Concert or last night's SMTown concert, Cassiopeia gave TVXQ the same red ocean. Last night, when the big screen started to pay the VCR of HoMin, most of the fanlights had been switched off and I was almost a little shocked. However, in less than a minute, when HoMin descended from above, the stadium which had previously been a sea of various different colours completely transformed in to a red ocean. This kind of scene, whether you're a Cassiopeia or not, it really leaves people in complete awe, and for some, in tears. I saw lots of Cassiopeia unnies holding onto each other as tears poured out of their eyes. So many of them continued to wave their glow sticks and fan signs even as they were overcome with emotion.

That night, I should've been really happy because SHINee really delivered an amazing performance, they were so adorable and they had such a great time. Yet as I sat amidst the Cassiopeia unnies, I really couldn't help myself from screaming and crying with them. When HoMin's performance ended, they really lost control. If the tears from before had been the result of a year's worth of waiting, of pain, of controversy and of happiness over HoMin's return, then this time, they'd simply lost control. They were in so much pain that they all completely broke down. We've never heard the two talk about the pain and torment they've endured over the past year, yet we all understand, and that is why so many fans from all over the world have come to support them. In the end, the Yunho fans who were sitting next to me were still mumbling 'what to do what to do, (we) really want to go to the US, to China, to Japan, even if it's only for 6 minutes, 6 minutes is better than nothing, (we) have to go with him.' Some also said that seeing the fans with Bigeast towels who'd come all the way from Japan really hurt them more than anything. At the end of the concert, some of the Yunho fans came over to us Shawols and ELFs and bowed as they thanked us. Eventually, we all started crying with them, aish.

When I got home, I really wanted to see how the fans from China had reacted, of course, everyone was shocked and angry at first, but people slowly started to comfort one another, and I saw lots of words of encouragement from the fans. I was so touched! 'We'll treat it as though the purpose of their appearance was not to dance or to sing, but simply to see those who've missed them and to tell us that they're still protecting TVXQ, it's completely worthwhile.' 'Even though it only lasted 6 minutes and we waited 7 long hours, as long as we're able to catch a glimpse of them and see that they're well, it's enough.' There were lots of messages like that, and each and every single one of them touched me. All of a sudden, I remembered a conversation I'd had with a Yunho fan last night. I asked her why she loved Yunho so much and whether it was hard or tiresome for her. She replied 'I do get tired, of course I get tired, I get tired, bitter and angry. He really is a a fool, but there's really nothing we can do, we'll stay by his side and help him through the hard times because compared to everything he's been through, our suffering and our exhaustion is nothing.' After last night, I developed a newfound love for these unnie fans, I really really like them, they're the most lovable fans I've ever met.

Thinking about how good the TVXQ oppas are to our SHINee and how nice the Cassiopeia unnies are to us, I really hope that one day, SHINee World will become just like Cassiopeia, so that our boys will be proud of us as well.

'Hello everyone, we are Dong Bang Shin Ki'
'Hello everyone, we are Cassiopeia'

This was the first time I've personally heard the exchange between TVXQ and their Cassiopeia and I was truly touched. I hope SHINee World and our boys will be able to achieve the same kind of perfect connection one day. I know we're not far from it…

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Meanwhile, many of you have been already curious about the OST of ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ on the premiere episode on August 30th, then please looking forward to the release of the OST along with the first broadcast!

about 4 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Today’s guerrilla surprises!
Please keep an eye on our twitter .. ^^ coming soon

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KBS drama office this afternoon at 05:30 pm Korea time in front of “Myeongdong Art Theatre” will be presented original poster of “SungKyunKwan Scandal” to the first 200 people. Hopefully people who got there will enjoy receiving it

about 3 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®



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The three of them all had expressions of bliss on their faces. Their hearts seemed to be filled with happiness.

I cried during 'Colors'.
In Junsu's 'Intoxication', he was like a fish swimming in the water, his body was so flexible and relaxed and he seemed really happy. How should I say it… I just felt that he was full of happiness and contentment.
Yoochun's gaze, his expression of joy, the warmth in Jaejoong's eyes when he was looking at his members, I could really feel their happiness.

I'm thankful to have had such a wonderful summer.
Even though today marks the end of my summer,
being able to feel such contentment from them has really completed it.
Those of you going to see tomorrow's performance, please bring along my share of support.

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Hello to all of you in Tokyo
I am Yoochun!!
Today is the first a-nation in Tokyo performance. The fireworks are really beautiful~~~
We received a lot of love and cheering from all of you.
Your support means a lot to us.
Tomorrow will be the last a-nation concert.
Whether it is for us or for all or you, we will work hard to bring you good memories of summer~!
See you~!

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JJ_is_my_HERO:
I only found out recently that you wrote the lyrics for 'W'!
The song has a beautiful melody, but the most touching thing about it are still the lyrics… (T_T) My question is, did you write the lyrics after JaeChunSu spoke to you about their feelings?
Please tell me that their true feelings were conveyed in the lyrics. Please!

shinjiroh_inoue:
I did incorporate the trio's thoughts and feelings when I was writing the lyrics. With regards to the song, I thought it'd be best to first listen to their heartfelt wishes… I wrote the lyrics afterwards.

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My friends and I started planning a week ago to go to the airport, but the flight was not confirmed until 5 in the morning on Friday. My friend had to go to work that morning so I had a hard time deciding whether or not to should go. In the end, I decided to go alone.

I arrived at the airport at around 7:30, and since it was still quite early, I stayed in the domestic section for a while. At 8:40, I walked across to the international flight section.

I was once told that Japanese fans don't generally go to the airport to see their idols, so I was a little worried that I'd be stopped by security. When I arrived, the place was packed with fans, it was completely insane. There were already around 200 people waiting and the security was trying to get them out. I was also stopped by a security guard, but after he let me pass through after asking a few questions...

People started to flow in as the clock struck 9, and by 9:30, it was quite simply an entire sea of people. All through this, I was texting my friend. She was excited while I was anxious. The fans were still pretty well behaved at 9:40, but by 9:50, we heard screams coming out from inside. I stood behind a row of seats in the hope that I'd be able to take a few photos after they walk out, but I'd underestimated Japanese fans. As soon as the three walked out, I lowered my head to grab my camera, and by the time I looked up again, I could already see Kim Jaejoong's glorious blonde hair bobbing along and just like that, he walked out emotionlessly wearing a pair of sunglasses. Despite the security guards' orders for us to remain seated, all the Japanese fans who'd been sitting stood up and rushed towards the trio from all directions. I was completely shell-shocked and so I just stood there holding my camera as I watched Jaejoong drown amidst the sea of fans. I managed to take a few photos, but after that, I just stood there gawking. By then, Jaejoong had managed to get past the fans and was now walking in front, the security guards' attempts to keep the fans away were to no avail. The Japanese fans kept screaming 'JEJUNG JEJUNG', blocking the way ahead and he had to battle to get through to the exit.

I managed to push through the fans to a different door and raced ahead to get to their car. Looking back, I saw a pack of people running towards me. Many fans had already reached the car by then and the guards were warding off the fans standing beside the car. I took a few steps back and watched as the fans continued to pull at Jaejoong and he was escorted onto the car by the guards. After that, I moved away from the crowd and towards the front of the car so that I could wave at Jaejoong. Haha, god knows whether or not he saw~~~

By then, Yoochun and Junsu were already on the car and it drove off pretty soon afterwards, leaving behind it nothing but a puff of smoke…
The Japanese fans around me were completely wild and as I stood in line to wait for the bus, I saw a mom fan going through the photos she'd taken, except I was too embarrassed to ask if I could see…

This is my first time seeing Jaejoong at the airport and the first time I'd been to Haneda Airport. I was pretty confident that I'd be able to see him, but I honestly hadn't imagined that it'd be this chaotic, the Japanese fans had my slightly disappointed. When I called my friend at the bus stop, I could feel tears welling up in my eyes, and as I listened to the Japanese fans chattering about beside me, I felt neither the excitement nor the thrill of seeing my idol. I felt my heart aching.

My friend and I have decided that the next time we go to see them at the airport, we'll rush to the front and try our hardest to protect Jaejoong from the crowd.

P.S. This is the photo I managed to take. I didn't realize that it was Junsu I'd captured, please don't brick me, I really honestly thought I'd focused my camera on Jaejoong... He walked away too quickly.

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Released in July, Ayumi Hamasaki (31) new single ‘Crossroad’ is under production of a new PV, and on the 28th it’s published that TVXQ Jaejoong is going to make appearance in the PV. This will be Jaejoong’s first appearance in Japanese artist PV.

However Hamasaki will not appear at all in the PV. The plot is about a young painter (Jaejoong) who is chasing his dream despite being attacked by a disease, the story tells how he spends the remaining of his life eagerly. Hamasaki said, “If I star it by myself, I would be too much ‘talking’, so I think of someone who can act with compelling power, therefore I asked Jaejoong to appear on,” explaining about her choice. “With his world view of music and unique captivating atmosphere, it will become a very good video clip.” she said.

While Kim Jaejoong commented, “Ayumi Hamasaki is a big senior in my record label, thus when I received the offer to appear in her PV, I was really happy, eventhough I feel a lot of pressure, I’ll try to do it properly!”


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The theme song: "With All My Heart ~Kimiga Odoru, Natsu~"


Today, August 27, I went to the Bigeast event, the premiere for the movie “Kimiga Odoru Natsu”.
The event was taken place at Yomiuri Hall, Yurakucho, Tokyo, starting 14:00.
There should be 1000 Bigeasts, the hall was mostly full. I was sitting in the very front row of the 2nd floor.

The hall was very quiet while we were waiting. Maybe it was because most of the fans came alone. (We were to apply for the event one by one.) And, since the place is an event hall and not just a movie theater, the BGM (during waiting time) was classical music, making the atmosphere calm and relaxed.

First of all, the movie “Kimiga Odoru, Natsu” was shown on the screen. I heard that the movie time was 2 hours and 3 minutes. The movie itself was lovely, the storyline and images were wonderful, I was really impressed. Even if it had a different theme song, I should have been touched by the lovely story, it was full of youth dreams and love. I will just write down one phrase which impressed me the most. “Yosakoi (note: traditional Japanese festival dance) is a positive dance.”
The movie will be released nationwide on September 11.

But, what impressed me the most was the talk part, which followed the screen.
The total time of the talk was only for approximately 10 minutes, but we were able to hear wonderful stories.

First of all, the producer for this movie, Shun Arikawa spoke.
(contents in random order)

Four years have passed since the plan for the movie came out.
I thought that Tohoshinki is the one and only group that can sing the theme song, so I made the request.
The theme song “With All My Heart ~Kimiga Odoru, Natsu~" is used in the first part of the movie (note: piano version), during the scene in front of the shrine (note: 2nd part of the song starting “Futoshita shunkan”), and during the first part of the end title roll (note: full song).

I myself have all the DVDs of Tohoshinki, I watch them every night. My favorite DVD is of 2007 Budokan concert, around the place when Yoochun starts crying.
I am a fan from their debut days, and went to buy their single CD “HUG” immediately after I found them. Of course, I am a Bigeast.

I have sent the plan to avex on August 2009, and did not receive the reply for a while (since difficult problems occurred).
Suddenly, on December 2009, I received an urgent telephone call from Mr. Seki of avex. He said that he will come to meet us on that day, and brought a CD with him. In the CD was the song “With All My Heart”. Immediately after hearing the introduction of the song, I thought, “Oh, we should go with this song!”
On the same day, Mr. Seki flew to Seoul, held discussions with SM, and solved all the complicated problems. Therefore, we were able to use this great song as the theme song.

I went to Kanuma (Tochigi) on January 29, 2010. That day, the filming of the PV for “Tokiwo Tomete” took place. That should have been their last work as Tohoshinki…
I met with all the members, and told them “Your are to be worldwide artists, not only inside Asia but throughout the world, so please do your best.” All the members were delighted, they showed me their best smiles. I shook all their hands. Especially, Yunho took my hand in both of his hands, and said out loud, “Thank you very much! I will do my best!” Changmin showed his shy smile.

I cannot give out the source, but all the 5 members are still very good friends, and they want to sing together. However, the problem seems to be beyond their control…

But, if you keep on believing, your wishes will come true. The fans’ supports are the most important. Please keep on supporting all the 5 members in the future.

My dream is to see the 5 members singing the song “With All My Heart” together. Of course, I would like to see them sing “Somebody To Love”, I want to swing the towel around, lol.

I would like many people to see the movie, and to attract more people to this movie and Tohoshinki.


I was comforted by Producer Arikawa’s cheerful and hearty way of talking. Thanks to Mr. Arikawa, the great song “With All My Heart ~Kimiga Odoru, Natsu~” was born, was made the theme song for the movie, thus, we can hear the song today. I was very thankful. Moreover, Mr. Arikawa is a great fan of Tohoshinki. Since he is a Bigeast, he understands the current situation. But he is very forward thinking, I received a strong power from his positive attitude. His stories were not just lip-services, but held a true meaning. I was really impressed by his lovely talks.


The next person to speak was, Shinjiroh Inoue, the lyrics writer and composer for the song.

I am not familiar to these kinds of talks, so I am more nervous than playing the guitar at the Tokyo dome.
This is the second time I watched the movie. Sitting in the very back row of the 1st floor, I was almost in tears.
I started to write the lyrics from the very first part of the song “Kagamini~”.
My dream is to see the 5 members singing this song together.

I was in tears hearing his quiet way of speaking…


To tell the truth, I myself had almost given up. Especially after August 21, I thought many times that I should give up the hope. But that should be a mistake. If we fans do not believe in the 5 members, who will believe in them?
I recall Yoochun’s message the other day to us fans, to please enjoy the time we are waiting.
We should support their solo and unit activities, and look forward to the date when they resume their activities with smiling faces. This should be the road of the true fans. But can I, a very weak person, do so?
At that timing, I remembered Yunho’s words in a magazine a year ago. He said that Tohoshinki has grown after going through various difficulties. So, should this situation be the birth pangs before they become worldwide artists? I really hope so.



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The super long line at JUNSU/JEJUNG/YUCHUN's good stand! Thanks for lining up here since early ☆ http://tweetphoto.com/41784699

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Kim Hyun Joong: "Competing against my good friend Yoochun's acting skills-- it's a relief the airing times are different."

At 2PM on August 26, a production press conference at Yangdo Gangnam-gu, Seoul was held for MBC drama "Playful Kiss". When faced with the question of how he plans on confronting Park Yoochun's acting, Kim Hyun Joong laughingly said: "Yoochun's airs on Mondays and Tuesdays, while mine airs on Wednesdays and Thursdays, so we can avoid the competition of having a similar time slot."

"Sungkyunkwan Scandal" with Park Yoochun acting as main character will air it's first episode on August 30.

Kim Hyun Joong says: "After watching Sungkyunkwan Scandal's previews, I feel that it is really good. Although we haven't been drinking with each other recently, I feel pressured as this is Yoochun's debut in television drama acting. Challenging a drama that releases 2 episodes each week is tough, but I can't really provide any particular suggestions. Even though I haven't even done anything about it, I still feel that Yoochun handles it very well."

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It was announced on the 27th that Tohoshinki's Jejung will be participate in Ayumi Hamasaki's single "crossroad" which is going to be on sale on 9/22. He will be making an appearance in the PV (promotional video/music video) of the song "Blossom" that was already released in July. The music video will be included in the DVD of "crossroad".

This will be Ayumi's 85th music video and this will also mark the first time ever that she doesn't appear in her music video. She says, "If I appear in the music video by myself, I might be "talking" way too much," thus making an offer to her friend Jejung who has also started his activities as an actor. "crossroad" will be challenging the record of having the most number of singles ranked first on the Oricon chart that Matsuda Seiko created 22 years ago with 24 singles; and Ayu trusts Jejung in helping her with that challenge.

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From Ayumi Hamasaki's official website:



Beside the video clip and making clip of "crossroad", the DVD will also include the video clip of "blossom"!
For the first time ever, Ayu won't make an appearance in her on-the-spot music video*, and the super popular aritst Jejung will be making an appearance instead!
This is a must-see video clip with realistic acting that will make you cry!!
*On-the-spot music video: music video starred actors/actresses instead of animation or CG

T/N: Just before everyone gets confused, this single is called "crossroad" and "Blossom" is one of the songs in the single. The song "Blossom" was already released in July with another single, but they decided to include it again in this single, together with a video clip for the song.

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