Under various circumstances, the world tour has been completed successfully without mishaps up till the last stop in Peru.. Thank you for showing us such great love.. Although they weren't able to feel or see us this close, the pure-hearted South American fans who returned that long wait with love and passion, I was really touched by that.. I'll definitely come back again.
Actor Park Yoohwan, the younger brother of JYJ‘s Yoochun, recently sat down for an interview with Joy News 24 and revealed that he came to dream of becoming an actor through his hyung.
He opened up, “I never wanted to become a celebrity because I grew up watching my hyung and I just never thought about pursuing it. After watching hyung’s acting in ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal‘, however, I completely changed my mind. I thought to myself, ‘I want to try acting.’”
To Park Yoohwan, his brother is an acting senior and an ally that gives endless support. “Hyung supported me 100%. He told me to just go for it. One of the biggest stresses of my life was that I didn’t have anything I wanted to do. I was always worrying about what I was going to do in the future or what I would like to do. When I first told hyung my dream, he immediately said that he would support me.”
Although Yoochun supports him, he doesn’t give him any particular advice. Yoochun is of the belief that adjusting in society is 100% the responsibility of the individual. “He doesn’t give me acting advice and just tells me to learn from experience. He did tell me to always properly greet and bow and to take care of my seniors first since I’m the maknae. He told me to become a human being with character before becoming an actor.”
Park Yoohwan has been working consistently, starring in dramas like ‘Shiny Shiny Shining’, ‘Kyebaek’, and ‘A Thousand Days‘ Promise’. He landed a leading role in just a year into his debut and is even transforming into an idol through Channel A‘s ‘K-Pop Best Survival‘.
Despite his records, he’s still surprised at being named one of the rising stars of 2012. “It’s amazing. I never thought that I’d be loved for doing something that I had fun and enjoyed doing. Before I started acting, I was uncomfortable with the idea of living as someone popular. I had a hard time watching my hyung endure so many hardships because of his fame.”
When asked whether he felt annoyed by being nicknamed as Yoochun’s brother wherever he went, he replied, “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being hyung’s dongseng. Even if I didn’t want that nickname, there’s no denying that we’re brothers. I want to work hard so that I can make him proud.”
When asked how he would feel if Yoochun was nicknamed ‘Park Yoohwan’s hyung’, he replied, “I think it’d be really funny if that happened!”
On his future goals, he revealed that his long term goal is to act for a long, long time, “I want to act for as long as I age. I see seniors that continue to concentrate on acting no matter how old I get, and that’s the kind of future I want. When I began ‘Shiny Shiny Shining’, I didn’t know anything and often wondered to myself why I was there because I was so nervous. Thankfully, my seniors talked to me first and helped me relax. I want to become that kind of senior to my future junior.”
Source: JoyNews24 via Naver Credits: Allkpop Shared by: DBSKnights
On March 9, approximately 3,000 fans gathered at Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile to watch JYJ perform. "JYJ South America Tour 2012" started in the hype of K-pop fever and anticipations. The three members Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu appeared on stage in bright red outfits. Thousands of fans screamed as loudly as they could, welcoming the Korean artists with open arms. Some fans even teared up when spot lights hit each members, revealing their excited faces.
JYJ introduced themselves in Spanish, which they have been practicing diligently for a while preparing for their first visit to the fans halfway around the globe. Following the short introduction, they added, "We are really happy to meet our Chilean fans. We will do our best to show you the best performance." Even though their Spanish introduction was clumsy and short, it was enough to express their love and gratitude.
Excited fans rattled JYJ with the request of performing the dance of "La Colita," which is a very popular dance in Chile that requires one to shake his or her butt in different directions. Although JYJ members were somewhat hesitant to do it at first, they complied with the request of excited and screaming fans. Junsu even added some flair to this dance, incorporating a sexy hip wave into "La Colita." Junsu's sexy moves led some fans to the brink of fainting.
JYJ performed total of 23 songs at this concert. Fans sang along all throughout the concert, showing off that they have memorized all Korean and English lyrics of the songs. They even mastered the rap and choreographies, proving that even though this is JYJ's first time in Chile, their fans have been supporting and loving this group from half way around the world via Internet communities and YouTube.
To reciprocate the love and support from their fans, JYJ members performed on stage with all the energy they have. They opened the stage with "Empty," followed by "Mission," and "I.D.S.-Be the One," showcasing their powerful and masculine dance moves. They continued to rock the house with "Ayyy Girl" and "Found You." They also prepared mellifluous ballad stages singing "Fallen Leaves" and "In Heaven" for the female fans. While JYJ was performing "Fallen Leaves," an overwhelmingly touched female fan nearly fainted and was escorted out of the theater by staff members.
Solo stages of each JYJ members also stood out. Yoochun performed "I Love You" with a female dancer. Their seductive and sexy performance left many fans speechless. Jaejoong sang "I'll Protect You" and owned the stage with his sweet voice, while Junsu showcased explosive onstage charisma by performing "Intoxication."
JYJ members were pleasantly surprised throughout the concert. They seemed as if they couldn't believe that they were in an unfamiliar country, as fans continuously showed love and support. Junsu commented, "Since I was very young, one of my hobbies have been to look at the world map and I always thought Chile was special for being so long in its shape. And now I'm in that country, performing. This is incredible. I am so happy and thankful to have such energetic fans."
Yoochun also said, "The fact that JYJ is in Chile, you guys knowing about us JYJ, and cheering for us is all really new and amazing. Thank you so much for coming out and supporting us despite the fact that this is our first time being here. I don't think we can ever leave out Chile in the future world tour concerts. I know you guys check out all the YouTube video messages from Korea here in Chile, so please keep supporting and loving us." Jaejoong added, "Our Spanish isn't good, so we have an interpreter with us. We would love to communicate with all the fans here. I'm really surprised to see so many male fans here. Thank you everyone for coming all the way here, and waiting for us to come here."
All three members closed the show by promising that they will return to Chile sometime in the future and thousands of fans seem to be disappointed at the fact that the concert was already over. However, it didn't stop them from chanting "JYJ" and passionately enjoying the show until the curtains were down.
Some experts say that the overall quality of the concert could not measure up to the scale in other better-kept arenas, as the distance restricted JYJ and the crew to have all the high-end facilities and no wire performance, surprise guests, and other extravagant special effects were there to garnish the stage. However, the passion, love, and support of South American fans for JYJ was greater than ever and more than enough to fill the arena. Although JYJ and Chilean fans are from different countries and speak different languages, the unified voice, movements and affection were more than enough to feel the stage and concert hall, presenting the perfect concert both for the artists and fans.
That night in Chile was hotter than the blazing South American sun for JYJ.
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