Thursday, November 11, 2010

JYJ member Jae Joong is causing waves in the Japanese Twittersphere. He tweeted yesterday, "I'm not forgetting Japanese so please study Korean hard as well."

It's reported that 20 minutes after his post, "Korean" became the #1 keyword on Twitter Japan while JaeJoong himself was second.

Netizens hearing the news commented, "JaeJoong's one statement made a huge effect," and "Hallyu star JaeJoong is impressive."

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How appropriate is it that the HEART AND SOUL nebulae is in the Cassiopeia constellation?
Two hearts - theirs and ours <3

NASA's Wide-Infrared Survey Explorer has captured a breathtaking image of the "Heart and Soul nebulae" located in the Cassiopeia constellation.

As the University of California's Ned Wright noted in his presentation of the image at an American Astronomical Society meeting, the nebulae are so-named because of their resemblance to a "Valentine's Day heart" (on the left-hand side of the image) and a " a surgical heart that you have in your body" (on the right-hand side).

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High recommended :D

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I'm a pretty boring person. I don't really talk to other people about my idols. I buy their CDs and all the fan goods but I'd never share with other people. I don't want people asking why I like so and so. Even when I first became a fan of DBSk, I'd critisize Jaejoong's dancing and Yunho's singing, but since JYJ formed their new unit, I've completely changed. I want to be able to see as much of them as possible whilst they're still in the spotlight. I want to go to their concerts and let the world know how much I love them.

November 9th 10:50pm

I found out Facebook and Twitter that they were having dinner at some restaurant in Manhattan and so I abandoned the work I was doing, grabbed my purse and ran out the door. 25USD and 20 minutes later, I found out - to my disappointment- that they'd already left. Nearby, I saw a Korean fan. I walked over to speak to her only to be joined by another fan awhile later. We ran over to the boys' hotel and sat in the lobby, listening to a group of staff discussing matters regarding the performance venues. My newly acquired friend asked the members of staff about the boys' schedules (of course, I can't disclose that here) and then we continued to wait...

The whole time we were wondering whether or not the boys had already returned to the hotel or if they'd come down at all. Then the impossible happened… a man walked through the door, and he looked strangely like Yoochun… As a got a closer look, I realized that it really was him! He's so thin… and his hair… His small frame was nothing like I'd imagined… And then, another miracle… Yoochun's manager walked over to where we were standing and waved Yoochun over to talk to him. Yoochun sat facing us with an inquiring expression on his face. I was too shocked for words and so I said 'OH MY GOD, IS THAT MICKY? HE'S SO TINY' (Thanks for clarifying)

And that wasn't even it, because after I said that Yoochun continued to stare at me with an uncomfortable expression on his face. We held gazes for 3-4 seconds, him standing less than 2 metres away from me. I was completely frozen the whole time, thinking back, it was a real shame that I didn't say hi to him properly. Later on, 2 more men walked in through the door, one with honey coloured hair and the other with flaming red hair. Junsu was at the front and Jaejoong trailed behind him… both of them were staring intently at their cell phones. They moved swiftly towards the escalator followed by Yoochun and his manager. The two other fans and I stayed rooted to where we were, still too shocked to react… we were the only fans in the entire lobby… 4 years as a Cassie and it took me that long to realize it was Yoochun.

Either way, my stalking mission was completed. It took me till 4 in the morning to get to sleep that night but all the tossing and turning was well worth it.

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An author posted a creative question in a blog regarding to the messages for DBSK if she can travel back to 2005. Here is the question:

I am time traveling back to 2005. Anyone needs my help to pass your messages to DBSK?

Below are some of the replies from readers:

Please tell them,
even though they are struggling now in Japan, please hold on, because they are going to make it some day...

Tell them to take good care of themselves
and to drive safely
Rest more and don't be worn out, because there are lots of people who concern about them.

Can I go with you?
If can't, please help me to tell them the recent lottery result
and ask them to buy lottery
Cause there will be no more suffering if they have enough money

Please tell Kim Junsu, Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, Jung Yunho and Shim Changmin that all their dreams are coming true...
Please tell them, there is nothing more precious than the moment when five of them being together
Tell them that you are from the future, explain the current situation to them, and then ask them whether they are still willing to choose that path...
And if they do... please tell them, we will always love them no matter what.
The only thing I regret the most is that I didn't accompany them through out year 2004 & 2005...

Please tell Shim Changmin, to avoid crowded areas in the airport on 2nd of September.
Please tell Jung Yunho, never takes the drinks from a stranger on 12.10.2006, and be careful not to sprain his leg
Please tell Kim Jaejoong to drive safely, and regardless of his name is Han Jaejoong or Kim Jaejoong, people who love him will always stand by him.
Please tell Park Yoochun that it's alright to cry in MKMF, but please remember to hold his hands when you are telling him this. And, if he really likes someone, he can go after her.
Please tell Kim Junsu to take care of his health at the end of year 2006, and be careful not to injure his leg during rehearsal in 2009 because my heart aches seeing him on a wheelchair. Tell him that even when he is old and not popular anymore, there will always be a group of people who crave to listen to his songs, watch him cracking oyaji gag, and admiring his smiles.
Please tell Dong Bang Shin Ki, that they are going to be successful in Japan, they are going to make it to Budokan and Kohaku Uta Gassen Music Festival.
If any heartbreaking thing ever happens, just hold on to their dreams......

If the day, just like the one in 2009, ever arrives, you don’t need to become matured over night, because you still have us.
You are the present to us from God, you won't be alone.
If that day really comes, please tell them not to be afraid, and continue walking down the path that they have chosen.

Please tell them that it's alright to have mistakes in dance moves, and have voice cracked when belting the high notes....
The most important thing is their health.

Please help me to tell Yunho never ever takes that drinks in 2006... and don't forget his meal
Tell Jaejoong not to over practicing his dance till end up with bone fracture
Tell Yoochun to treat his asthma as soon as possible
Tell Junsu not to force himself to sing if he is not feeling well
Tell Changmin that we are proud of him, and never says things like 'it is better without me' again

Help me tell Dong Bang Shin Ki
not to push themselves too hard when practicing
because of their desire to present a perfect stage for us, cassiopeias
We only want to see all of them in the pink of health.

And... the last but not least,
please remember to tell them that,
5 years from now,
there will be a group of people who are waiting for five of them to come home one day...

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(Junsu) Good morning! Greet the morning with this photo. Haha. Tigger from 2 months ago. (1:00 PM EST)
(Junsu) This is Leo. Seems like it was from 2 months ago. (1:00 PM EST)

(Yoochun) So Americans drink like this. Enough to die! Give me dried pollack soup! (2:00 PM EST)
(T/N) Driend pollack soup is commonly called HaeJangGuk = 'hung over soup' because its very soothing after drinking alcohol.
Hehehe... So it seems they DID get to party last night :)

(Yoochun) This is JaeJoong hyung today! You are grateful, right? (2:00 PM EST)
(Yoochun - English tweet) Junsu with jeri!!! (2:00 PM EST)

(Jaejoong) Black diamond mania. Because my black hyung really likes them, one was stolen from me. (4:00 PM EST)
(Jaejoong) ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ I think I should study hangul again.. (4:00 PM EST)

(Junsu) Together with our Yoochun Sama~ (6:00 PM EST)

Love that last picture! Yoosu in New York ^^

Source: Junsu + Jaejoong + Yoochun twitter
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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BoA and Tohoshinki have been chosen for the "Artist Hall of Fame" by the online store "".

To commemorate ""'s 10th year anniversary of service, 111 people/groups of artists and authors have been selected for the "Artist & Author Hall of Fame" based on customer order requests and customer reviews, for their contribution of splendid work.

As singers from Korea, BoA and Tohoshinki are lined up shoulder-to-shoulder with other Japanese artists.

Others selected for the "Artist & Author Hall of Fame" include: AKB48, Ayumi Hamasaki, Utada Hikaru, Namie Amuro, and of course, Arashi, as well as economics critic Kenichi Ohmae and novelist Murakami Haruki.

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Junsu uploaded Yoochun's picture without permission:

So Yoochun did too!

Source: JYJ's Twitter
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Junsu changed his dp:

and they're in New York!



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The group JYJ, consisting of members Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, and Kim Junsu has successfully finished their Asia showcases of their worldwide album tour.

Starting from October 12 at Seoul, JYJ traveled to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, and Shanghai for their debut album 'The Beginning' showcase tour. The showcases totaled to an audience number of more than 40 000 people.

JYJ expressed, "We have thoroughly felt the warm support and are really thankful of all the fans in all these different countries. We are so happy for the fans' continued care and response to our activities, so we will, in the future, create even better music and stages for the fans to repay them."

In addition, JYJ will be holding their US leg showcases soon, with their Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium concert on the 27 and 28 of November planned ahead. Beginning December, official retail activities will be organized and planned.

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Arden Cho will be MCing the JYJ US Tour in NY, LV and LA.

So she's heard how super excited fans are, eh? Hahaha! Cassies let's SHOW her how super excited we are! Send her a tweet or leave her a comment on YouTube.


Thank you as always Mhyra, for the heads up!
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On the November 8th, MTV Taiwan’s Top Entertainment show covered SHINee‘s recent visit to Taiwan.
Among some of the things shown was an announcement saying that SM Town will be making a stop in Taiwan next year!
The show talks about how SHINee went out for Taiwanese food and they love bubble tea and noodles before their first fan meeting. Although one of the members had to sit and sing because of a foot injury, the presence of so many fans made the boys very emotional.
The show mentions how the fans were being really creative in trying to draw their attention and some were even wearing Korean clothes.
Of course, they also covered how Jonghyun cried during the meeting and the Korean media has said that it was because of the pressure he’s under but MTV Taiwan believes it was because of the warmth of the fans. All five said they want to come to Taiwan next year.

“In April of next year, the whole family will come, including Super Junior, Girls Generation, of course SHINee.” [MTV Taiwan]
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Would you believe me if I said I actually screeched and fell off my chair
the first time I saw that last smirk in the collection? True story.

And for the grand finale:

Park Yoo Chun (24), who successfully debuted as an actor by appearing in the drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” said, “I really enjoyed acting and I feel like acting continuously from now on. I want to have activities both as a singer and an actor.”

His debut was very electrifying. He gained huge popularity not as a member of Asia’s popular idol group JYJ, which consists of three of the former Dong Bang Shin Ki members, but as actor Park Yoo Chun. His debut drama was “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” and now he can simultaneously chase two goals of singing and acting. He seems to be following after popular singers such as Jeong Ji Hoon (Rain) and Lee Seung Ki, who has been highly acknowledged as an actor as well. The reporter met Park Yoo Chun, who had reportedly been laid up with fatigue for two days after finishing the drama, at the office of JVJ on November 5.

Park came with a fresh appearance after cutting off the long hair that he had grown for the past six months, and he said with a big smile, “Even though I lost almost ten kilograms while filming the drama and I had to be taken to the hospital twice to get an IV, I was really happy while acting.”

Instead of the mature and cold Confucian student Lee Sun Joon, who emphasized courtesy and principles, rookie actor Park Yoo Chun told a long story about himself while maintaining a bright smile on his face. But Park Yoo Chun in his story sounded so dogged and firm, and it seemed that his firm and ceaseless effort during the filming of the drama might be the reason he could gain this fervent popularity at this moment.

Question: The Hanbok fit you nicely. Do you usually wear a Hanbok?

▲ Not at all. I do not wear a Hanbok even during the national holidays. But I felt good because I could fortunately hear that the Hanbok fit me nicely. I did not have any fear about wearing a topknot and Hanbok, rather I felt that it might be better for me to distinguish my new appearance as an actor from my previous appearance as a singer. In the first shoot, I had scenes in which I usually took a walk without any lines simply to hide my inexperienced acting, but people who saw my scenes in the first episode said that I looked just like a classical scholar, so I felt very good. But I actually felt distressed about acting after hearing this good evaluation, saying my appearance looked well-matched to the drama. My mother once paid a sudden visit to the set and she was reportedly so surprised to see my appearance after the makeup because I looked like a different person and also looked very nice in costume.

Question: A long script for a historical drama might have been very difficult for you. How was it?

▲ Yes, it was very difficult. The director had told me that I did not need to speak my lines with a tone for a traditional history drama since our drama was a fusion historical drama, but I was continuously conscious of the particular voice tone for a historical drama due to my preconception about the historical drama genre. Even though I had gone through a hard time due to my tone of voice when speaking lines, I tried to memorize the whole script since I thought that I should. I heard people’s advice in the beginning saying that I might come to beg for even two hours of sleep in the end due to the stress over memorizing lines, and it actually happened in the end, but I tried my best not to make mistakes coming from not memorizing my lines.

Question: You had shown gradually better acting as the episodes went on in your debut drama, even in the situation where you also had to perform concerts as a member of JYJ.

▲ I had been taken to the hospital twice due to the terribly tight schedule, and that is when I learned that actors were taking great pains to do their jobs. When I had spare time, I had to choose to sleep rather than to eat and actually I could not eat very well due to the stress coming from my anxiety about acting. I ate snacks not to suffer from indigestion, so I ended up losing almost ten kilograms. I should have slept while moving, but I had to memorize the script instead; what was worse, I also had to perform on the stage as a singer. I was in a tight situation, so I could not think about anything else but acting and I came to concentrate more on my script only. Even though many people came to the set, I could not see them because I had to look at the script. At the end of the drama, I really could not find time for participating in the drama shooting, so I put more effort in practicing acting. I had to go out for concerts, so I prepared much more for acting because I thought that I might feel sorry even more for the other actors if I made a mistake during filming. I sometimes heard other actors’ saying “Your acting looked better than before,” but actually I could not afford to enjoy people’s praise at all.

Question: What do you think about acting now that you have done it?

▲ I really enjoyed it. I definitely found it exciting and I felt more desire toward acting. I got a lot of help from actor Kim Kap Soo, who played my father in the drama, by seeing his good acting and taking acting lessons from him. Sometimes, I got goose bumps while acting together with him. He had a powerful force in his acting, and I think that I could present unexpected good acting sometimes thanks to his harmony. I really want to become an actor like Kim Kap Soo and Kim Yoon Seok.

Question: The scene in which you confessed your homosexuality on the street was outstanding. Many people who had seen your tearful acting were surprised a lot.

▲ When we filmed the scene, we really did not have much time for filming. The schedule was so tight that we might not be able to film any scene again even though there was a mistake. Many people were watching the set when we filmed the scene in the folk village located in Yongin, but I thought that I had to film the scene in only one take without any mistake. Fortunately I could film the scene after making only one mistake. I made a mistake because I cried too much. Actually, I felt really great about my tears that were automatically coming from my eyes (laugh). I used to feel curious about actors who can cry while acting on the set with no background music. I had thought, “How can they cry that well, does somebody play sad music for them?” But I found out that I could cry when I was immersed in emotion. After that, I could have a kind of confidence about crying or any scene requiring emotion.

Question: When was the happiest moment for the character Lee Sun Joon and for you as an actor? And what did you agonize about?

▲ I found out later when I looked into the script again after finishing the drama that the happiest moment for Lee Sun Joon was when his father congratulated him for his entrance to Sungkyunkwan. And I felt good while acting, thinking, “I might be able to try to act again from now on.” Also, I felt sorry that I could not play the character Lee Sun Joon -- who had a huge ambition, enough to go down in history -- very well maybe because I was not that good at acting. I should have shown the progress of how the cold character in the beginning became a warm human in the end, but I felt bad because the same character from the beginning seemed to be exposed again in the end due to my inexperienced acting.

Question: The last episode has aroused controversy.

▲ Yes, it is true that it should have been extended by adding more episodes, not to finish the story in a hurry. Personally, I wanted it to avoid the happy ending because many gloomy topics had been developed at the end, so I thought that it would be better if the drama finished with a sad ending. But after I received the script for the last episode, I changed my thought to show something in the last episode. If there were no comical setting in the end, I could have felt something was lacking.

Question: Women in their thirties and forties, who had no idea about Micky Yoochun, have become your fans. What do you think?

▲ I also heard that. I do not know why it had happened (laugh). When I filmed the drama on the set in Yongin, an old woman recognized me as “Lee Sun Joon,” and she was glad to see me. Her family members also told me that she felt excited to see me. Maybe it was because the drama was about a story in the past. Anyway, I really appreciated it.

Question: From when have you wanted to become an actor?

▲ I have wanted to act from the time when I had actively performed as a member of the group Dong Bang Shin Ki after releasing our second album. And I could confirm what I had thought at that time by acting in this drama. I had the thought that actors could become various characters within many different works, so they might be able to express themselves in many ways and come to feel free from restrained feelings, and actually I could release my stress more by acting rather than feeling distressed from acting at this time. I felt good when I played Lee Sun Joon because he was a character who directly pointed out anything wrong from the beginning, which was totally different from me, who usually restrains my feelings until the last moment, when I cannot endure it any more. Action scenes were also very helpful for releasing stress.

Question: Many people have spoken highly of your humble attitude as if you were a completely rookie actor even though you are actually a star singer.

▲ When I went to Japan to advance into the Japanese music industry, I had become a rookie singer again. At that moment, I realized that everybody, whether he or she is popular or not, are all human beings and people should not show off their popularity even though they have gained huge popularity from the public because we are all the same as human beings. In addition, I thought that I should behave as a rookie actor because actually I was.

Question: Lee Sun Joon in the drama agonized about the future of Joseon Dynasty. What do you agonize about?

▲ Actually, I am very much worried about my father who is hospitalized these days due to an illness. I had felt sorry that I could not visit him often while filming the drama. In addition, I want to become a person whom my close friends and people right next to me can respect. I want to be sincerely respected by close people. If I could not take care of people around me enough due to busy schedule up until now, I will take care of them with my true heart from this moment. Then I think that I might become a better person.

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Actor Song Il Guk cheered for the drama “SungKyunKwan Scandal.”

Song Il Guk wrote on his Twitter on the 18th, “I watched every episode of ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’! Nowadays, new actors’ acting skills are very interesting. There was such a difference when I was a newbie~ ^^;”

Later on, Song Il Guk said, “After writing and writing, I feel that I am showing off my acting skills instead”, “It’s not like this, I had understand more towards the acting field, and at the same time, it was getting more and more difficult.”

Fans of ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ replied saying, “I felt honoured that King Chumong also watched ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ as well”, “It was nice of you to be humble towards new actors”, the responses were enthusiastic.

Song Il Guk had also acted in the following late era dramas — “Chu Mong” and “Land of Wind.” He was also appointed as the ambassador for Gukgung on the 24th.

T/N: Gukgung (국궁/國弓) is a name for Korean archery, a traditional Korean martial art.

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Carrying out activities alongside Park Yoochun and Kim Jaejoong in the group JYJ, a recent photo of Kim Junsu nude from the waist up has sparked a massive response.

In the early morning hours on the 9th (after midnight on the 8th), Kim Junsu wrote on his twitter "I was really happy at the Shanghai showcase today. I need to quickly take a shower and sleep... I'll say goodbye after I do," uploading a photo of his naked body that was taken in the bathroom.

In the photo, Junsu showed off his recently dyed red hair, which accentuated his white, makeup-less skin.

The photo attracted the attention of many fans, leaving messages like "your skin is so good", "you really suit the red hair", "this is my first time seeing Junsu like this", and "hurry up and come back after your shower, I'll be waiting!"

On another note, JYJ will be flying to New York, Las Vegas, and LA for their US leg of the new album showcase this week. They will then proceed to hold their 2-day Seoul concert at the Jamsil Olympic Stadium on the 27 and 28 of November back in Korea.

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