Monday, September 13, 2010

The first time I met them was at the FNS Music Festival in 2009.
My first impression was that all five of them were really beautiful and lean…

By pure coincidence, I read their book “Tohoshinki no Namida” [Tohoshinki's tears].
Upon finishing, I realized how much effort and hard work they'd devoted to their careers.

And it's probably the reason why so many people become fans of them.

I hope that Tohoshinki will come back one day.

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Yunho made his debut as a musical actor through his role in 'Goong' on September 8th at Theater Yong. This marks the beginning of a new phenomenon.

The first scene of the musical established a serious atmosphere and this was followed by a dance in the scene which followed, leaving the whole of the audience intrigued, unable to tear their eyes away. Throughout the performance, the use of LEDs provided a feeling of elegance, allowing the crowd to gain a better understanding of the plot. Enthusiastic responses were received from not only Korean fans but also overseas audiences.

On the day, the director said that Yunho's sincere acting and graceful dancing was the reason of their success: 'Over the past four months, Yunho has completely let go of his image as an idol. As an actor in 'Goong', he has worked ceaselessly to perfect his portrayal of Lee Shin. Despite being a newcomer and performing for the very first time, the choreographers expressed that Yunho did not seem like an amateur at all, on the contrary, his charismatic presence allowed him to really make the stage his own. I hope that he'll have gained some valuable experience and growth through 'Goong'.'

With idols such as U-Know Yunho as part of its cast, the musical 'Goong' has generated a great degree of interest from the media.

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Not sure where this is from, but the original was in Japanese.

A slight change in topic. With regards to Jaejoong learning kanji, on the final day of filming for Sunao, I heard that Jaejoong had to take acting classes and to learn kanji in preparation for the television drama. I never thought that he'd practice writing it at home and look up the things he didn't understand in the dictionary. Hearing it from jaejoong really shocked me… Jaejoong practicing how to write kanji? Jaejoong looking up words in the dictionary? At the mention of dictionaries, I'm sure most of you would think of electronic dictionaries… but it was an actual paperback one! Doing something so old fashioned… Asia's Hero doing stuff like that…. I was really moved. Most celebrities just adopt a stage name that they themselves are able to understand, and even if they learn kanji, they only learn enough so that they're able to write messages to their fans. After learning about Jaejoong's actions, I realized that he must really be passionate about languages. Languages are so important in our interactions with others, as someone who values communicating with others, Jaejoong has really worked hard to improve his Japanese, wanting to further himself by learning some more difficult characters. As I listened to Jaejoong speak, I saw a sparkle in his eyes; I could really feel his determination. This is my Hero.

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Which place is the place where the South Korean stars have come from the most?

On Mnet ‘MCountdown MDC News’ they revealed where the recently known stars were born.

On the past 9th in the broadcast of MCD NEWS if you follow it, Busan is the place where most of the stars were born. Supreme Team’s Simon D, CNBlue’s Jung Yong Hwa, After School’s Lizzy but also 2NE1′s Sandara Park and MBLAQ’s Thunder who have grown up in the Philippines are also from Busan.

A lot of stars also came from Gwangjoo like Busan: DBSK’s U-Know Yunho, Big Bang’s Seungri, KARA’s Goo Hara, 2NE1′s Gong Minzy etc… Seungri was especially known in his place before debut for his dancing skills.
There are also eye catching stars in the Daegu and Jeonju place. In broadcasts there is 2PM’s Junsu and SHINee’s KEY who uses their hometown dialects and we can see that they are from the Jeonju province.

SNSD’s Taeyeon and Rainbow’s Noeul are also from the Jeonju province, they were friends since primary school.

Out of this, MBLAQ’s Mir is from Jeonnam Jangsung, DBSK’s Hero Jaejoong is from GongJu, Super Junior’s heechul who has an eye catching Western European appearance is from the Kangwondo province.

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Raemong Raein, the production company of KBS drama 'SungKyunKwan Scandal', has stated that it will file a report to the Fair Trade Committee stating that the drama's O.S.T, which TVXQ's Xiah Junsu, Micky Yoochun and YoungWoong Jaejoong participated in, is currently unable to be distributed through online music sites due to a certain company's unfair corporate practices.

A representative of Raemong Raein stated, "We contacted various companies with regards to the online distribution of the O.S.T, which the three members of TVXQ participated in, but we have hit a roadblock and are unable to progress," and "We believe this may be the work of a certain company using unfair corporate practices so we are planning to report the case to the Fair Trade Committee for further investigations."

◇Why can't we listen to the TVXQ Trio's songs online?=The three members participated in the O.S.T of SungKyunKwan Scandal, the drama which Park Yoochun (Micky Yoochun's real name) is starring in, and recorded the song 'Found You'. However, this song is not available on any of the major online music sites such as 'Melon', 'Mnet', 'Dosirak' and 'Cyworld'.

There are 0 searches found for 'SungKyunKwan Scandal ost'

This is unusual as most O.S.Ts are released with much advertisement and services as soon as the drama begins airing. Even the O.S.T of 'Playful Kiss', the MBC drama which began airing at a later date than SungKyunKwan Scandal, has already been distributed.

Playful Kiss OST

As Raemong Raein has been unable to find a suitable domestic distribution company, it is currently reaching out to foreign label companies.

◇Did SM have a hand in this?= Raemong Raein has pointed out the possibility of SM having a hand in the current situation. The three members are currently in a lawsuit with their agency SM Entertainment regarding their unlawful contract.

There are voices being raised now that SM is stopping the songs from being distributed through KMP Holdings, which was created by and consists of Korea's top entertainment agencies such as SM, YG and JYP Entertainment.

A representative of one of the distribution companies stated, "From what I know, the music sites aren't providing services for the O.S.T because KMP Holdings contacted them and asked them not to distribute the songs. In the process, they even stated that they would stop giving such sites rights to distribute songs from KMP Holdings singers if the O.S.T songs were released."

A representative of another company stated, "There were a lot of companies interested in distributing SungKyunKwan Scandal's O.S.T before the drama was aired but they all gave up because there were fears that they may be hurt by releasing the songs."

The Fair Trade Committee has stated that it is willing to take on the case as soon as Raemong Raein files it. A top representative of the Fair Trade Committee stated, "We would have to investigate the finer details, but if a certain company is using their position in the industry to stop songs of a certain singer from being distributed, then the action will be deemed as unfair corporate practices.

On the other hand, SM is denying such speculations. A representative of SM stated, "I'm hearing all of this for the first time," and denied the accusations.

Source: [money today+DNBN]
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1 どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう (Why Did I Fall In Love With You) /Tohoshinki

2 恋いしくて /UVERworld

3 Loveless / Yamashita Tomohisa

4 Stand by U /Tohoshinki

5 会いたくて 会いたくて /Kana Nishino

6 えりあし/Aiko

7 初恋 /Okuhanako

8 366日 /HY


10 NAO /HY

11 オレンジ /SMAP

12 ただ...逢いたくて /EXILE

13 さくらガール /NEWS

14 十六夜の月 /w-inds

15 运命のヒト /EXILE

16 マイガール /Arashi

17 Over /Mr. Children

18 Last Love /Miliyah Kato

19 me me she /RADWIMPS

20 サウダージ /Porno Graffitti

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