Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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JYJ has captured the hearts of our noble ladies from all over the world.

On the afternoon of the 27th, JYJ were invited to perform at the Nuclear Security Summit event that took place at the Blue House (presidential palace). They performed two songs, ‘In Heaven’ and ‘Be My Girl’; entertaining the eyes and ears of the guests at this event.

A spokesman commented, “JYJ are a unique group that have taken steps forward into Asia and North America, Europe, and even South America. The reaction from all the first ladies and the spouses were so great that I, as part of the planning team, am very thankful. It was a unique opportunity to show the world how great kpop is.” The guests that attended this event were from Gabon, Nigeria, Republic of South Africa, Malaysia, Vietnam, Switzerland, Singapore, Italy, India, Indonesia, China, Chile, Philipines, the United Nations, and the European Union, and their spouses were said to have been watching the concert with smiles on their faces throughout the performances.

JYJ commented, “We are very happy to have presented the greatness of Korea to the first ladies of great world leaders on this meaningful stage. After finishing our world tour, we were thrilled with the chance to further the prestige of our country and although it was a short time, we hope this will become a good memory of Korea for all the guests.” The first ladies of Switzerland, Vietnam, Philippines, Chile, and Republic of South Africa caught the attention as they asked to take a commemorative photo with JYJ after their performance. The first lady of Korea even spoke to Yoochun and said, “I’m very much enjoying your drama ‘Rooftop Prince’.”

JYJ recently had concerts in Chile and Peru, finishing their world tour in South America on the 15th, and for the time being are focusing on solo activities such as dramas and musicals.

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Seoul.- The second day of Cecilia Morel in Seoul it was transformed into a intense introduction to Korean culture.

While the second and last day of Nuclear Security Summit has happening, Morel participated on a lunch for First Ladys.

The appointment was on the Blue House, the seat of government from this country, where the reception was all Korean style. “We had to take off our shoes to enter to the house”, Cecilia said, who had to put on specials shoes.

With whom she shared the most was the hostess First Lady, Kim Yoon-ok, who was sitting next to her where they tasted typical local food.

The main attraction came later, first with a dance performance and typical dresses. Then Cecilia meet up with JYJ, the most popular Korean K-pop group and they were in Santiago on early March.

“I approached them and congratulated them. It was funny because two of them are blond, blond, blond, blond. It was so funny because they look like rockstars in Korean and for me is something new, it caught your attention,” Cecilia said, who for the next activity, the official dinner, decided to innovate and got an oriental make up. “Your skin has to be so pale, because here women like that thing”, she said. “Two girls came, one was doing my hair and the other the make up”.


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TVXQ’s “Still” will be released in South Korea on March 28. There will be two different versions, a CD+DVD version and a CD version. “Still” was released in Japan on March 14. “Still” reached #1 on the Oricon Daily Single Chart. The song was responsible for TVXQ to reach #1 on the weekly single chart 10 times for the first time as a foreign singer. This has never happened during Oricon’s 45 year history.

The CD+DVD version will contain “Still,” “One More Thing,” and the instrumental versions for both songs. The DVD will have the music video for “Still.” (“One More Thing” was the OST for the Japanese BeeTV drama “The Reason I Love You, the Other Stories”)

The CD version will have one more song which is a new version of “One More Thing” that contains string instruments for the background music.

Currently TVXQ is in the middle of their Japanese tour “TVXQ LIVE TOUR 2012~ TONE” that will go through 11 Japanese cities and have a total of 26 concerts.

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Some pictures of the cast members of SBS TV’s drama series The Rooftop Prince were released.

The Rooftop Prince started airing on March 21 and is entertaining the viewers with its funny story. What especially attracts people’s attention is the set full of laughs.

Playing the role of Park Ha in the series, Han Ji Min said she always made mistakes because of the three actors playing handsome servants.

In the pictures, the cast members are smiling or laughing in the middle of shooting. It clearly shows the set in a friendly mood.

One of the production crew said, “The atmosphere on the set is very good. Because the genre of the series is romantic comedy and the cast members are all very close, the set is always full of laughs. After the first episode aired, our teamwork became even stronger. We’re really having fun although the shooting schedule is quite tight.”

In the last episode, the prince Lee Gak (played by JYJ’s Yoo Chun) saw a picture of Yong Tae Yong, who looked like him, and Yong’s grandmother Yeo (played by Ban Hyo Jung) met Lee. The next episode of The Rooftop Prince will air on March 28 at 9:55 p.m.

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JYJ‘s Junsu has once again been selected by music professionals as the Best Male Vocalist in the industry!

On a recent airing of a news segment on OBS, music professionals highly praised the singer, talking about his silky smooth vocals, conveyance of emotions, and his celebrity-like presence.

Check out the clip and the translations below!

Ha Jae Keun:
“In the case of male solo artists, JYJ’s Junsu. He has such strong stage presence and impressive ability, despite promoting alone as a soloist.”

“It was so overwhelmingly joyous for me to hear that, and I can’t seem to describe in words how I felt.”

Ha Jae Keun:
“He has a special appeal about him, and when he stands on stage, he simply looks the part of a celebrity. With a voice as appealing as his when singing “That Man“, you are most likely to be able to succeed as a solo artist.”

Lee Hyuk Jun:
“He has this special ability where he is able to express his unique musical colors in each song he sings, whether the song be slow-tempo, medium-tempo, upbeat or what have you. Not only does he remember the song with his head, but with his entire body, and effectively delivers the emotions of the song, touching the hearts of listeners.”

“I acknowledge it, but I think that’s also why I need to work even harder. I do want to be respected, and I feel that if I show you how hard I work, and if you are able to feel my sincerity, you will view me in a bit of a better light.”

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Idol group JYJ performed for many of the First Ladies of the world.

On March 27th, JYJ was invited to the ‘Nuclear Summit First Ladies’ Event‘ at the Blue House, and performed their hit songs, “Be My Girl” as well as “In Heaven“.

The First Ladies came from Gabon, Nigeria, South Africa, Malaysia, Vietnam, Switzerland, Singapore, Italy, India, Indonesia, China, Chile, The Philippines, countries in the United Nations, the European Union and more, The First Ladies reportedly enjoyed the performance, maintaining a smile on their faces throughout the event.

According to JYJ’s representatives, the first ladies from Switzerland, Vietnam, The Philippines, Chile, and South Africa stayed after the performance was over to take a photograph with JYJ.

Korean First Lady Kim Yoon Oak greeted Park Yoochun personally, saying, “I am enjoying your new drama ‘Rooftop Prince‘.”

The publicist of the event planning committee remarked, “All the First Ladies, including Kim Yoon Oak responded positively to the performance. This has been another opportunity to spread more K-POP awareness all over the world.”

The JYJ members remarked, “We are so glad we have been invited to such a meaningful event, sharing Korea’s excellence with the first ladies of the world. We are proud that we had a chance to promote the glory of our nation after our world tour came to an end, and though it was a short performance, we hope that this offered the first ladies a cherished memory of Korea.”

In related news, the JYJ members are juggling a busy schedule with roles in drama series, musicals, amongst other individual activities.

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One year old..

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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On March 27, JYJ’s Park Yoo Chun tweeted, “I miss you/him [pronoun-less].” Several hours later, his brother Park Yoo Hwan replied, “I miss you/him too.” Both Park Yoo Chun and Park Yoo Hwan’s tweet were pronoun-less, leaving fans to guess as whether they were talking about each other or their deceased father. Regardless, netizens wrote, “It’s nice to see the two so close,” “Please cheer up Park brothers,” “Beautiful, caring brothers,” and more.

Moments before his tweet, Park Yoo Chun also wrote, “Two hours to relax. It’s peaceful. Both the sky and my heart,” and attached a photo of the serene sunrise, reassuring fans that he was slowly recovering.

Meanwhile, Park Yoo Chun and Park Yoo Hwan’s father passed away on March 14, and both brothers canceled their filming schedules for their respective dramas to lay their father to rest, as well as to mourn.

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For the drama “Rooftop Prince” Park Yoo Chun is showing off his awesome memory. On the set of “Rooftop Prince” Park Yoo Chun is known as the “script genius.”

It is being said that because Park Yoo Chun is the main character, he appears in various scenes. However, there is never a cut because he could not memorize his lines. A representative of the drama stated, “Park Yoo Chun’s is skilled at memorizing his lines. It’s not just that he is good at memorizing them, he memorizes them very quickly.”

Park Yoo Chun talked about his secret to memorizing his lines, “Even though filming will end late at night, before I go to bed I read over the next day’s script. Then, I imagine the whole situation in my head. That usually helped me memorize my lines the next day.”

A representative of Park Yoo Chun also stated, “Park Yoo Chun watched the first episode of ‘Rooftop Prince’ a couple of times but he watched the second episode nearly 5 times. He watched it on his notebook and also on the way to filming inside of the car.”

Park Yoo Chun explained, “The second episode is where comedy begins. I was monitoring my comedy acting in order to have a guideline. The second episode was funny enough that every time I watch it, I laugh as well.”

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JYJ Jaejoong changed his Twitter display picture on the 27th and attracted fans’ attention.

Just as Jaejoong had wanting to change his inner being, he also tried bleaching his hair into blonde. In the photo, he wore a sleeveless top given from his Japanese fan and showed his unchanging beautiful muscles.

After the photo was revealed, many netizens responded, “It’s great to see you again. Thank you.”, “Is it a couple hairstyle with Junsu?” etc.

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Info: JYJ will be performing at a cultural event hosted by Korea's First Lady for spouses of foreign leaders attending the Nuclear Security Summit.
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More info here & here

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Two hours to rest... The sky is quiet and... my heart too..

I miss you.

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SM Entertainment, one of Korea’s largest entertainment companies, has recently announced that it would be issuing approximately $881,000 worth of new shares for its artists. As a part of their capital increase through a third party allotment, SM Entertainment artists will become major shareholders of the company, thereby effectively owning a piece of their company.

On March 26th, SM Entertainment announced the plan through DART Financial Supervisory Service, which will provide SM artists Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girl’s Generation, SHINee, f(x), Go Ara, and more of approximately $881,000 worth of SM Entertainment stock.

SM Entertainment will issue 22,120 new shares of stock with each individual share valued at 44,550 won (approximately $39 – $40 USD) each.

Kangta, BoA, and most of the Super Junior and Girls’ Generation members will be receiving 680 shares each (value of around $27,200 for each member), while SHINee and f(x) members will be receiving 340 shares each (value of around $13,600 for each member).

SM Entertainment released a statement saying, “This capital increase represents a strengthening partnership between the company and its artists, and we hope that as shareholders, our artists will share and take part in the vision and growth of the company.”

They continued, “We are expecting a global growth of the company through this renewed partnership with the artists.”

Edit: Full list of SM artist stock amount here. Yunho & Changmin is at #3 & #4 on the list

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Monday, March 26, 2012

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A recent online post that revealed a high school graduation photo of JYJ‘s Park Yoochun has been melting the hearts of fan girls left and right.

The photo was posted along with the caption, “Park Yoochun’s high school graduation photo”. What’s surprising about his photo is the fact that Yoochun hasn’t changed much all these years. Aside from his hazel hair dye, everything else seems pretty much the same!

Fans praised Yoochun’s baby face with numerous comments: “His graduation photo is indeed legendary among legends“, “He looks like Taoist Mutul“, and “Cute and handsome *O*“.


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On 23 March 2012, the Asian (Pop) Music Festival was held at the Hong Kong Convention Center, and popular artists from various Asian countries competed for their dreams.

Given the opportunity to see representative artists from 7 countries and regions in Aisa, many fans gathered around the venue since much earlier on. As expected, it was also a full-house inside the venue. The music festival was split into two segment, the first with guest star performances, and the next was a contest among new artists.

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The most popular artist on this day was TVXQ, who was also the special ambassador for the festival. The duo received the most cheers when they stood on stage, proving their large fanbase. After the performance, Yunho and Changmin gave their greetings in Chinese, thrilling the crowd. Leo Ku also praised TVXQ, “TVXQ’s performance was excellent! They were already perfect during the rehearsal.” In addition, he also showed his high regard for them when he said, “They are also very polite to the staff, and bow fully and say “Xie Xie” (T/N: Thank you). Artists should seek to emulate this.”

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Hallyu stars TVXQ visited Hong Kong.

When TVXQ, who was visiting Hong Kong to participate in the “2012 Hong Kong Asian Pop Music Festival” on 23 March, arrived in Hong Kong, they met with the fans who had swarmed the airport to see them. It is not easy to see TVXQ in Hong Kong since they mainly have activities in Korea and Japan.

According to Chinese local media reports on 24 March, TVXQ arrived slightly earlier than the expected time, but there were already around 200 fans and reporters who had been there in wait. TVXQ headed for the carpark via a special passageway, under the escort of around 10 bodyguards.

Even though TVXQ only appeared in front of the fans for about 3 seconds, the fans also welcomed them with passionate cheers.

Following that, TVXQ attended the press conference at a hotel in Hong Kong. On this day, when TVXQ was asked if they had plans to hold concerts in Hong Kong or Macau, they replied that there were no concrete plans as of yet.

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Good night~

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