Thursday, December 15, 2011

[NEWS] 111215 Stars Celebrate Kim Junsu’s Birthday, “HappyBirthday Junsu!”

Many stars are wishing JYJ’s Kim Junsu a happy birthday.

Kim’s birthday is December 15 and stars, including Kim Jaejoong, B2ST’s Lee Gi Kwang, and actor Min Young Ki wished him a happy birthday on his Twitter account.

JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong tweeted, “My beloved Junsu, happy birthday.” B2ST’s Lee tweeted, “Junsu, when can I see you? I’m currently in Dubai. I wish you a happy birthday from a faraway country. I will celebrate your birthday in Korea! Happy birthday!” Actor Min tweeted, “Junsu, happy birthday! Have the best day today!”

Kim’s twin brother Kim Junho also tweeted, “My other self, Junsu, happy birthday! Since we are busy we’ve never had our birthday together… Eat a lot of delicious food with your Korean friends and have a wonderful time! Thank you all the time.”

Kim’s fans made a video of stars, including Lee Dong Wook, Kim Sun Ah, Seo Beom Seok, Bae Hae Sun, Kim Hyun Joong, and Park Sung Kwang, wishing him a happy birthday.

People responded: “Happy birthday, Junsu!” “You should have the happiest day today.” “Did you eat seaweed soup?”

Kim is currently practicing hard for the 2012 musical, Das Musical Elisabeth.

Source: TV Report
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[NEWS] 111213 TVXQ, Girls' Generation, and KARA Participation in Japan's "Kohaku Uta Gassen" Creates Concern Among Korean Fans

TVXQ, Girls' Generation and KARA have decided to participate in Japan's largest song festival -- NHK's "Red and White Song Battle (Kohaku Uta Gassen)" -- at the end of the year, sparking concerns from Korean fans regarding their attendance at local music festivals.

The "Red and White Song Battle" is held every year on December 31st, and is widely considered as Japan's largest event. This time some of the largest names in the Hallyu wave have been included in the list of performers, namely TVXQ, Girls' Generation and KARA.

Attending the festival in Japan however, means that they would be unable to perform at their counterparts -- and therein lies the problem. MBC's end of year music festival is likewise held every year on December 31st, and will be broadcasted simultaneously alongside the "Red and White Song Battle."

Furthermore, Korean broadcasting stations have stated in the past that they would not be very kind towards singers who choose to skip local year-end concerts in favour of Japanese ones. Essentially their decision to attend the Japanese festival could create a somewhat offensive atmosphere.

However, word is floating around that attitudes are slightly different this year. Local broadcasting stations are looking at the bigger picture of pushing a new Hallyu wave and are thus more accepting of the singers' decisions to forgo local festivals.

One such staff member stated, "Regarding the singers who are attending 'Red and White Song Battle,' we plan to pre-record their segments or do a live broadcast [from Japan]."

A representative from another station commented, "We're looking at this positively, since it's all to the aim of creating a new Hallyu wave. We're all working towards making it bigger and better."

TVXQ, Girls' Generation, and KARA have all been confirmed by MBC in a recent lineup announcement to appear on the December 31st Korean Music Festival.

Source: Newsen
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[VIDEO] Yoochun - Ottogi Noodle CF Version 3 (30s)

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[TRANS] 111215 JaeSu Twitter Update

(Junho) @0101xiahtic My doppleganger Junsu-yah!! Happy birthday~ Since we've both been busy, we've never really celebrated our birthdays together before huh.. Eat lots of delicious things with your Korean friends and have a good time! Thank you as always!!♪(*^^)o∀*∀o(^^*)♪

(Junsu) @JUNO_Japan Hyung, thank you as always~!^^

(Jaejoong) @0101xiahtic Our beloved Junsu-yah happy birthday ^^

Jaejoong's previous tweet (deleted tweet on recommended book) can be found here

Source: Jaejoong + Junsu + Junho's Twitter
Translation by: Allrisexiahtic + Tohosomnia
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[PHOTOS] SMTOWN Winter Album 2011 Official Photos

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[VIDEO+TRANS] 111213 SM Artistes Talk About TVXQ

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Trax’s Jungmo, “My Stage Name Could Have Been “Xylitol” Or “Xylophone”

Trax’s Jungmo, who appeared on the December 13th episode of SBS “Strong Heart”, revealed an interesting incident which happened before Trax’s debut. Jungmo explained, “During the initial stages of Trax, Mr Lee Soo Man said “Let’s decide on a name” and then he proposed a variety of names. Initially, the name “Rose” was chosen, but Mr Lee Soo Man felt that it was not suitable for me and asked me to think of names staring with X.”

Jungmo could not help feeling helpless about it because there were not many words which began with X. Although he combed through the dictionary and felt troubled throughout the night, he could only come up with weird words like ”Xylitol”, “Xylophone”, “X-ray”.

Mr Lee Soo Man then suggested the name “Christmas” to Jungmo, who was very troubled. Although the spelling was correct because it would be “X-Mas” in English, a name like “Christmas” was difficult for him to accept.

Jay revealed, “I could never forget Jungmo-hyung’s expression. He really hated it. U-Know Yunho was complaining that his team’s name has been confirmed as “Dong Bang Shin Ki”, but when he heard Jungmo-hyung’s stage name, he immediately conceded and said that he was satisfied with a name like “Dong Bang Shin Ki”.”


In a recent interview with Japan’s Oricon, BoA was asked about the K-Pop boom and she replied, “I think of it not as rooting for my juniors from the same entertainment company, but of it as the same professionals in the same field who are waging a battle. Against that significance, aren’t we effectively rivals to one another?”

Another question was simultaneously asked regarding any advice she would give to her juniors as a pioneer paving the way for overseas advancement. BoA humbly said, “I’m not in a position to talk about this like I’ve made it good. It’ll be great if we could all understand music and expressing it well, and also treasure music carefully in a sincere manner.”

[note: only TVXQ-related parts have been translated.]

Sources: newsen + sports hankook
Translated by: CTVXQstaff_mug_ping @
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[TRANS] 111215 Jaejoong Twitter Update

Note: He deleted his tweet

It's been a long time since I recommended a book, recently among the books I've read, a book that allowed me to think about various things

Title of the book JJ recommended is "It's a good thing if you're lonely now." -- The blurb on the side reads 'If I meet the world that has only me, I can go even further. To places I've never even been able to imagine before.' (cr: allrisexiahtic)

Source: Jaejoong's Twitter
Translation by: Allrisexiahtic
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