Saturday, February 18, 2012

Before the concert

(my tweet) [INFO] TONE Niigata (first day) will be held today, Feb 18 (Sat) 18:00JST at the Niigata Toki Messe. Goodies will be on sale from 13:00.

(cr:syami_tvxq) We started queuing for the Niigata goodies♪  There are about 20 people in line before us~and many are coming. It is still dark here \(^o^)/ (T/N: more than 7 hours left before the goodies will be on sale)

(cr:syami_tvxq) The lights are all off where we are queuing for the goodies, very dark (´Д`) But we are fortunate that we can wait inside the building. Hwaiting\(^o^)/

(cr:syami_tvxq) There's that giant TONE banner right in front of us~(´▽`) I'm wearing warm clothes, but my feet are cold.. but I'll stick to it\(^o^)/

(cr:yoonholover) it isn't snowing now. it isn't deep as expected, compared to last night. oh, i'm now in niigata.

(cr:syami_tvxq) the queue for goodies are now about 100.

(cr:yoonholover) the sky towards the Messe started to clear up^^

(cr:syami_tvxq) premium goodies booth. currently approx 30 are in queue.

(cr:yuka_chami) super cool!!!

(cr:Cmin2Co) 958 are queuing in the Toki Messe (goodies booth) now.

(cr:syami_tvxq) the queue for the goodies, there should be more than 1000

(cr:syami_tvxq) the goodies' queue is now extended to the outside of the venue

(cr:moco9999) Niigata airport is closed and we couldn't land, we came back to Itami (T/N: Osaka). We don't know if we can get another flight... for those who are going to Niigata, there is high possibility that the flight will be cancelled! You should think of other ways to reach Niigata.

(cr:moco9999) I was able to get a flight an hour later to Haneda (T/N: Tokyo)! I will ride on the bullet train from there. Since it is a rare experience, I'm worried, but excited, too. Thinking positively! It'll be OK, just that I reach Niigata.

(cr:TVyunhoXQ) It is already in the news → "Tohoshinki Niigata first day, 2000 are in queue for the goodies" http://japanese.kpop...ple-waiting.htm

(cr:chielinrin) (27 min ago) Toki Messe first day, they started to sell the goodies 30 min earlier than scheduled☆ So many people!

(cr:yoonholover) the goodies queue is now moving forward

(cr:wanko201011) very long queue for the premium seat goodies' booth^^;

(cr:Dr_Changmin_bot) many of u should have taken a pic of 【Bambi】 in the venue, should be crowded

(cr:TVyunhoXQ ) the pouch sold out in 45 minutes.

(cr:Kakiyan37 , tone band member) Heavy snow in Niigata city!!

(cr:syami_tvxq) goodies queue. the very end of the queue is still outside

(cr:syami_tvxq) At last I got the goodies ~(≧▽≦)ノ Everyone, thanks for your cheers. Oh, I was in line for more than 6 hours. got tired(´▽`)

(cr:syami_tvxq) got my ballpoint pen!

(cr:yoonholover) the real TONE trucks, standing in line (^^)

(cr:ohmygaaa) Tohoshinki Niigata goodies info← the first one in line started queuing around 3:00am xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Too much xDDDDDDDDDDDDD

(cr:wanko201011) got to take this photo. the premium seat entrance^^

(cr:ywkibhs , Toho dancer member YWKI) NIGATA--☆ THANK YOU!

(cr:ENOYU1208 , Toho dancer YUSUKE) Arrived at Niigata. It's 20 years since touching such smooth snow.

(cr:ENOYU1208) YWKI-kun sitting next to me is saying to RT this pic xDD RT: @ywkibhs

(cr:tv5xq_218) My father is a bus driver. Today, he was driving the course to Toki Messe, with Tohoshinki fans as passengers. So he used this Tohoshinki stick light as a sign, so the passengers can recognize their bus.

(cr:tv5xq_218) He seems to have said "I'm not a fan, but pls come back to this bus, checking this sign." The bus was filled with laughter, he said xD And a passenger asked my father to convey the message to me, a Tohoshinki fan, "Please give my best regards to your daughter." I want to be friends with her ( p_q) Should she be on Twitter?p_q

During the concert

(cr:i_know_you1973) Yunho tried to push the birthday cake into Changmin's face, but he failed. He grabbed some of the cake with his hands and put it on Changmin's face and said, "At last I could revenge"

(cr:eri0929) The Niigata TONE finished! We sang Changmin the birthday song, and Yunho's words to Changmin was "AZASSU" (T/N: thanks!)

(cr:brillianthomin) The birthday surprise timing was the same as that of Yunho hyung! Yunho requested Changmin to blow out the candles with one breath. Changmin sat down on his heels, and blew it out in one breath. He was taking care not to have his head dumped into the cake by holding his elbow out on the table, and carefully kept a distance with the cake. Yunho was pushing Changmin's face down, but Changmin was enduring with all his might xD But! Yunho boldly took some cream from the top of the cake and daubed it all over Changmin's face☆ xDDD Changmin's face (on the right side) was all cream, and some was also on his hair. It was a sight to see, but he was looking at the monitor and laughing "Ahahaha!!" He seemed to be so happy.

(cr:brillianthomin) Yunho said "Everyone celebrated my birthday in Fukuoka, it is really a good feeling to be celebrated of your birthday on stage!" And with the bibari-like face, he said "At last I could revenge!", with a victory pose!(∵)

(cr:brillianthomin) When Changmin went off stage, Yunho was rummaging the cloth under the cake. "I know there is a towel here (∵)" and he was wiping his creamed hands with the white towel. Changmin came out with a clean face, but he seemed to care about the oily stuff, and he washed his face two times with the water in the black bottle xDD

(cr:brillianthomin) For the Pikaru corner, first of all, there was a talk that Shiratori-san was not their type. Yunho said his taste was different, and asked Changmin "What about you?" Changmin was hesitating a little before answering, so the audience said "NO! She isn't your taste" Changmin then said "Every one of you should know whether or not she is my taste" xDD

(cr:yoonholover) Today's Yunho was covered with sweat from the beginning, as he was saying so himself, too.

(cr:syeri8xq) Yunho and Changmin was bumping into each other from the beginning. Yes, there were a few times that they seemed to bump into each other, and it was always Changmin who was the one to avoid. Yunho, are you sweeping majestically, or, are you just slow to notice things? xDD

(cr:_elidong_i) I think it was during Weep, Changmin made a heart using both of his forefingers, it was really soooooooooooooooooo cute! Oh Changmin, you sometimes do such cute things, the power is so great\(^o^)/

(cr:chaminawife) Changmin's high spirits was really something (´;ω;`) He seemed overexcited, his Japanese was poor xD And Yunho was as always, so cute! He was making mistakes in the lyrics and also said 2011 instead of 2012!!!

(cr:chaminawife) Yunho, you're missing so many of the lyrics xDD He was laughing it off with his "HAHAHA" xDDD

(cr:chaminawife) And during introducing STILL, Changmin made a mistake and said the release date as Mar 18 instead of 14. The fans said "14!", but Changmin ignored us. Yunho said the correct date, but Changmin said "It doesn't matter!" Master MAX xDDD

(cr:hachami_) Yunho "Everyone celebrated my birthday the other day, it is really a good feeling to be celebrated on stage! I want Changmin to become more cool in the future. Changmin is handsome, good singer, good dancer, tall, really good looking, I envy him."

(cr:kerotvxqlikeyou) A man (in his 30s) sitting next to me was continously saying "OMG! They're cool! What should I do?" (^O^)

(cr:mal_san) Finished! Cheers for all of your hard works. To the person whose birthday is today, happy birthday!

Note: I've combine the 2 original post (1 & 2) into one

Source: (Various Twitter Accounts)
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Thank you for the birthday wishes~ We will work harder to show you our best~^^

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Actor Lee Min Ho and Park Yoo Chun uploaded a ‘dignifying’ picture that they took themselves.

On the morning of February 18, Lee uploaded a picture and tweeted, “Your majesty, is this something called selca (self-taken picture)?”

Wearing costumes for the episode of SBS TV’s Rooftop Prince that will air on March 14, Park Yoo Chun, Lee Min Ho, Jung Seok Won, and Choi Woo Sik are making silly expressions.

Park especially attracted attention by looking all dignified like a prince. Park commented, “Tell Yong Sool(played by Jung Seok Won) to smile a bit. And I see that Chi San is so happy not worrying about his way back to Joseon.”

Netizens commented: “I didn’t know there was such a handsome prince on the rooftop…” “Your majesty, you sure know how to look take your picture.” “All the actors look friendly together. You make such a good team.”

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Lee Minho (Song Manbo) is Yoochun's co-star in Attic Prince. He was also in Sungkyunkwan Scandal as the Banchon thief (Episode 10~11)

I ship these two. This is hilarious X)
(Min Ho, 9:44am KST) @6002theMicky Your Highness, what game are you playing right now? keke I heard that we have to leave soon…
(Yoochun, 9:51am KST) @93LeeMinHo What game? I was going over my lines~ Um… GOSTOP
(Yoochun, 9:54am KST) @93LeeMinHo Let’s play around… Song! Man! Bo!
(Min Ho, 9:56am KST) @6002theMicky Um, just because you’re the crown prince, doesn’t mean that I’m going to go easy on you… We keep playing even if you fail to score, up to three ‘Go’s!!!!!!! (T/N: These are just terms used during GOSTOP (or hwatu, as I like to call it))
(Yoochun, 9:58am KST) @93LeeMinHo Oh ho!!! Such insolence!! You dare to look down on me!!!!
(Min Ho, 10:06am KST) @6002theMicky Keep going and your butt isn’t going to live to see another day.. My hand is ready *_*
(Yoochun, 10:13am KST) @93LeeMinHo Um…. Express yourself in easier terms…. what are you trying to say? haha
(Min Ho, 10:29am KST, 120218) @6002theMicky Err.. Your Highness.. Couldn’t you change this thing that they call a mobile phone for me..? It’s strange.. It doesn’t listen to me…
(Yoochun, 10:37am KST) @93LeeMinHo Do I look like I have any money!!! Try asking Park Ha noona~

lol the new ‘F4′ from the Joseon Dynasty :P
(Min Ho, 10:53am KST) Your Highness, you call this a self-shot…?

(Yoochun, 11:01am KST) @93LeeMinHo Tell Yong Sool hyung to smile a little~ ^____________________________________^ Look how well Chi San is smiling~ Instead of finding a way to get back to the Joseon time period
(Min Ho, 11:13am KST) @6002theMicky Ah keke How insolent Yong Sool hyung is!!! kekekeke Anyway, where are you, your Highness.. Have to gone to have lunch? When I’m here, waiting like this?..
(Yoochun, 11:33am KST, 120218) @93LeeMinHo Never forget that this crown prince will always be alive and well in your heart

I think Jaejoong passed the poem on to Yoochun :)
(Yoochun, 11:56am KST, English Tweet) Allways all ways…

Source: Yoochun + Other's Twitter
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Recently, male group JYJ member Kim Junsu went on a severe diet and lost 6kg, presenting an almost unrecognisable new image which gave those around him a shock.

JYJ’s management company C-JeS personnel recently met with the press, and said, “Recently, Kim Junsu lost 6kg” “His change in image is so great that those around him can hardly recognise him, and his face looks really different after losing weight.”

In actuality, after losing 6kg, Kim Junsu has become more agile, and his features became more prominent, and he is looking like a different person altogether.

A person like him with not much weight to lose, had decided to lose weight due to his partipation in the musical “Elisabeth.” In the musical, there is a scene where he wears sheer clothes that hide nothing about his body, so he decided to lose some weight so that he could show a more handsome side of Kim Junsu to the fans.

The management personnel revealed that , “Kim Junsu is really devoted and is working harder than ever on “Elisabeth”, and he always wants to show his gratitude towards the fans who have been supporting him passionately, so he has put in a great deal of effort on self-maintenance,” “Please continue to show him your passionate support”.

The story of Elisabeth and the Habsburg House, coupled with a touch of Death’s fantasy-like magic results in “Elisabeth”, a piece describing a great love story that transcends time and place. Kim Junsu falls in love with the Empress, who thirsts for love, and plays the role of the Death (Tod), who has a mysterious charm.

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + enews24 via Nate]
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We ask various questions about things that the duo usually think about, or events in their daily lives ♪
We plan to have updates each week, everyone please look forward to them ★

Question 5: What thing in the world is your greatest weakness?
Yunho : Snake
Changmin : Ghosts, cockroaches~ ><

Source : [Bigeast Official Website]
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A video taken by a fan of TVXQ at the airport in Thailand has become a topic of discussion.

A video and photos with the title “U-Know Yunho Shouted At Fans” were recently uploaded onto an online community. These included photos of TVXQ, who had visited Thailand for a commercial shoot, at the airport preparing to return to Korea after their schedules had ended.

Although time was tight as it was already nearing the time for TVXQ to board the plane, the hoards of fans that rushed over formed a crowd that made it impossible for them to move. Under such circumstances, when even the security personnel were unable to manage the situation, U-Know Yunho stood forward.

Uknow Yunho removed his sunglasses, and raised his voice at the fans saying, “Excuse me”. Although he seemed like he was angry, this was in fact the best way to ensure the safety of the fans, as well as to allow them to board the plane in time.

In particular, it was also said that following that, even under such chaotic circumstances, U-Know Yunho helped fans who had fallen up, and ensured the safety of the fans.

Upon seeing the video, netizens expressed, “Saying “Excuse Me” while looking angry, it is both funny yet charismatic” and “Helping fans up even in that situation, he is really charismatic”, among other responses.

Meanwhile, TVXQ will be releasing their new Japanese single “Still” on 14 March.

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JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong revealed the contents of his text messages with Park Yoochun.

On the 16th, Kim Jaejoong updated his own Twitter account with the posts “our heartwarming conversation” and “our boring conversation”, and uploaded two photos with the contents of his text messages with Park Yoochun.

The photos show Kim Jaejoong and Park Yoochun talking about music, as well as their heartwarming conversation encouraging each other after monitoring each other’s work. In particular, Kim Jaejoong saves Park Yoochun’s name affectionately as “Yoochun ♥” in his contacts, attracting the attention of people. The cute messages exchanged between Park Yoochun and Kim Jaejoong also left a deep impression.

After seeing the contents of the text messages, netizens expressed, “(They) really have a very good relationship”, “Warm brotherhood, it’s so nice to see” and “Sentence constructions similar to my own, it creates a sense of familiarity”, among other responses.

Meanwhile, Park Yoochun has been filming for SBS’s “Rooftop Prince”, which he has been cast in. It will be broadcast after “Please take care of us, Captain”.

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + Review Star]
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On 16 February, Oricon released a report summarising the sales trends of the music software works by Korean artists, which has a growing market in Japan. In the year of 2011, the overall sales of the music software market (including singles, albums, music DVDs and music Blu-ray discs) dropped for the 5th consecutive year, but the revenues of the music software released by Korean artists in Japan saw a dramatic increase. Total revenues were a record high of 24.47 billion yen.

A total of 10 singles and albums from artists such as Tohoshinki, Big Bang, Shoujo Jidai, KARA, Jang Geunsuk, T-ara and 2NE1 won first place in the weekly (Oricon chart) rankings, 5 more than the original record in 2008, since the album rankings began being released in 1970.

Also, under the album sales category in the yearly rankings, a total of 3 groups entered the Top 10. Tohoshinki was ranked 9th, with a revenue of 2.66 billion yen.

2011 Korean Artists Single Rankings Top 5
1. Why? (Keep Your Head Down) / Tohoshinki (Released: 2011/1/26) – 285,051 sold
5. Superstar / Tohoshinki (Released: 2011/7/20) – 184,317 sold

2011 Korean Artists Album Rankings Top 5
3. TONE / Tohoshinki (Released 2011/9/28) – 293,674 sold

(irrelevant portions omitted)

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Tomorrow... to try even harder... to do my best.. (to do) well

Also... Thank you..

Source: Yoochun's Twitter
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The soccer team FC MEN, which JYJ’s Kim Junsu (25) is the captain of, will be holding a Tohoku Earthquake Charity match at the Kokuritsu Kyougijou (National Stadium) on 28 April.

The opponent will be “Team Yoshimoto + Selected Artists Team”. Members of this team include JichouKachou’s Kawamoto Junichi (36), Shizuru’s Murakami Jun (31), Penalty’s Wacky and others.

“Scheduled to make an appearance for the Korean team are Junsu, his brother Juno (25), 3 members from Beast, Yeoseob (22), Ki Kwang (21) and Doojoon (22), Shinhwa’s Minwoo (32), 5 members from the rookie group M.E.N., that are expected to make their debut in Japan this year, and others.” (Organizing Personnel)

This team, with a line-up of handsome K-Pop idols, are the strongest eleven, who have won the Korean Entertainer’s Soccer League tournament. According to the official website of the team, SS501′s leader Kim Hyunjoong (25) and JYJ’s Yoochun (25) are also members.

“Practice is 3 times a week, for 3 hours each day. In preparation for the match, the focus now is on set-pieces. The mood-maker, Junsu, is the most fired up.” (Organizing Personnel)

Team leader Junsu is also concerned with strengthening the friendship between the members. The team moves as a group to the practice grounds in the same bus, and during trainings, he encourages them to shout out loud energetically and enjoy themselves. While in the bus on their way back to Seoul, it is also routine for the members to have an “evaluation session” facilitated by Junsu.

“(The team) goes out for meals or to bowl, and their cohesiveness has increased. They do not drink alcohol. For bowling, Junsu’s brother, JUNO, is the best at it. With consecutive strikes, he (once got) a high score of 200 points, his average score is 170 points.” (Relevant Team Personnel)

K-Pop performances are also being planned for that day, and more than 50,000 audiences are expected to be at the National Stadium. It seems like it will be an anticipated match between Japan and Korea.

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JYJ’s Yoo Chun, who plays the main character in SBS TV’s upcoming drama series Rooftop Prince, appeared in Chungmuro.

On February 15, Yoo Chun shot main posters of Rooftop Prince, dressed in a royal robe, in Chungmuro.

Yoo Chun seemed to be shy at first. However, as the shoot started, he changed into a prince and perfectly portrayed the character being baffled in an unfamiliar environment.

People passing by recognized Yoo Chun and gathered around him, and soon people from various different countries, such as Japan, China, and Hong Kong, gathered around him, as well.

It took several hours to shoot the posters, but Yoo Chun did his work in a bright and serious manner. He also created a lively atmosphere by getting along with all cast and staff members.

Rooftop Prince stars Yoo Chun, Han Ji Min, Lee Tae Sung, and Jung Yumi. It will start airing in mid-March.

Source: Xportsnews
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A picture of the lead cast on Park Yoochun’s “Rooftop Prince” is gaining attention because the lead cast looked like power rangers. The picture surfaced on an online community board with the title “Park Yoo Chun Transforms Into a Power Ranger.”

The lead cast is walking on the street in red, blue, green, and yellow tracksuits. It looked like they were imitating the Power Rangers.

Netizens that came across the post stated, “Look at Park Yoochun’s hair,” “Will there be a lawsuit because of plagiarism?” and “It looks funny from far away.”

The basic synopsis behind “Rooftop Prince” is that a prince from the Joseon period goes 300 years into the future to fulfill his love from his past life. The romantic comedy drama will broadcast after March 14.

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Yesterday, several photos of JYJ’s Park Yoochun while filming his latest drama “Rooftop Prince,” co-starring Han Ji Min, were uploaded to various online communities. Dressed in traditional royal robes, the singer-actor was definitely a rare and strange sight in contemporary Seoul.

Initially he looked slightly awkward, but as soon as the film started rolling, Park Yoo Chun got into character as the Chosun era Crown Prince. Despite the cold temperatures, Park Yoochun completed the shoot with a smile on his face and livened up the atmosphere.

“Rooftop Prince” is about a Chosun era Crown Prince Lee Gak (Park Yoo Chun) who was in the midst of investigating the death of his Crown Princess (Jung Yumi) when he mysteriously gets sucked into the future and meets his destined love (Han Ji Min).

The historical-fusion-contemporary-fantasy drama “Rooftop Prince” will premiere on SBS once Gu Hye Sun’s “Please Take Care of Us, Captain” ends in March.

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Source: Junsu's Twitter
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(Feb 16 Issue) At the movie's filming scene, with 'Run with the Gold' actors & Takamura (author)

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Jaejoong English tweets are quotes from 'The Interview with God'

Our common conversation
Picture translation:
Yoochun: Really, congratulations^^ You're the best, you're really the kewlest~ (T/N: Yoochun was really talking cutely~^^)
Yoochun: Program bass^^ gives me goosebumps~!!

2011.12.31 10:25pm
Jaejoong: Thanks/hate you haha (T/N: He was about to say "gomawo"=thank you but he said "gomiwo"go+hate you so it could be a play on words~)
Yoochun: hahahaha^^ It was giving me goosebumps~

2011.12.31. 10:53pm
Jaejoong: ㅋㅋI heard you were so nervous~
Yoochun: hahaha^^ but I didn't really look like it~

2012.1.1. 12:11am
Yoochun: Hyung, receive a lot of money (T/N: He didn't actually say 'money' but I'm leaning towards it being a typo rather than meaning something else)~ You did a lot of hard work~^^ Let's try to do well this year too~ ---------^^

Our boring conversation
Picture translation:
Jaejoong: Hyung likes the red one too
Yoochun: hahahahayeah~ The chorus is really nice~
Jaejoong: But isn't it a bit too loud?
Jaejoong: The balance is a killer, I'll need it for the [song] i'm working on~
Yoochun: Yeah~the balance is really a problem~I'm trying out this and that to see if it's really loud
Jaejoong: The sound is all big and goes boom boom, right?haha
Yoochun: O K O K The sound is a killer~
Jaejoong: Feel it well~~
Yoochun: O K O K

The jar is a bit swarmed.

Good Night...

Why did Elisabeth long for Tod(death)? Did she think everything would be healed by dying?

Or…death would bring tranquility and rest?

During those period… Killing oneself was considered as sacred ritual…even Elisabeth and Rudolf thought that way…

But suicide is a sin that would not be washed away!

Whatever happens don’t give up… Cheer up! There isn’t a hardship that cannot be overcome… ^^

Elisabeth is pitiful… but I think Rudolf is more pitiful… The scene where Rudolf begs Mother’s help… Mother can you hear me?… This line …. always makes me cry…

I wish I were mom’s mirror…she would look at me and talk to me…

This lyric… My tear would drop watching this scene… I always get scolded going out on the stage after wiping my tears… because I am Tod.

Because Tod is alone…didn’t he want a fellow-traveler continuously? Although he is omniscient and omnipotent… because he is alone…and could not get over with loneliness…

Although Tod could get Elisabeth by death… because of the death he would lose… although he became one but the love is not reachable… lonely death/Tod.

All the characters in Elisabeth are… pitiful.

SuYongKim: @1215thexiahtic Lucheni too..??^^;;;
JunSu: @nicedragon0314 Ha ackkk! >> @nicedragon0314 하악!
JunSu: @nicedragon0314 Hyung, will you be performing today??
SuYongKim: @1215thexiahtic is this an expression of surprise???
JunSu: @nicedragon0314 ㅋㅋ Yepp! Hyung is the only one I haven’t performed with yet ㅠ

@wowkimsohyun We all must do well~^^ Fighting!!!

Source: Junsu + Jaejoong's Twitter
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