Archive for November 1, 2009

The lyrics of the new song by female Korean singer LYn includes a confession of her love for Junsu of DBSK and Taeyang of BigBang. LYn is said to be a fangirl of both Junsu and Taeyang decided to include her “love confession” in her newest song.

LYn uses new song to “confess (her) love” to Xiah Junsu and Taeyang

Singer LYn’s new song, “Noona’s Song” is a love confession to popular idols Xiah Junsu and Taeyang.

In “Noona’s Song”, the idols that LYn likes are the representatives of noonas’ hearts. Many female netizens have similar feelings.

Using reggae and house rhythms, as well as cheerful and bright music that is used in line dancing, LYn’s public confession to Xiah Junsu and Taeyang can be caught in the lyrics. The lyrics of popular songs have been creatively adapted. (for this song)

LYn sings in the song, “Noona’s heart is touched only because of you”, “I really like you”, “You’re really cute”, “it might seem a bit stupid.”

In the lyrics, Dong Bang Shin Ki’s Mirotic is also used, “No matter what, you’re my Junsu, it is the red ocean, even if I’m hurt it’s ok.” Taeyang’s Only Look At Me is also used, “If once in awhile I don’t contact you, even when I drink, I look at you. Youngbae, tell me your wish.” Youngbae is Taeyang’s real name.

The reaction of the fans are enthusiastic, noona fans are very happy as it represents their hearts very well.

LYn’s representative explains, “LYn likes Xiah Junsu and Taeyang very much.” “LYn uses her lyrics to represent enthusiastic older fans honestly” he said.

Source: asiae.co.kr
Chinese trans: tvxqpalace
English Trans: nellojnkeis@xiah-sshi
Credit: xiah-sshi.com

Listen to LYn’s song entitled  누나의 노래. The part dedicated for Junsu and Taeyang is at 1:35 – 1: 52 of the song.

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Hahaha. Never expected a Korean singer will mention her “celebrity crushes” on her own song. This was a bit of surprise for me since  it’s the first time I heard of a Korean singer making a public confession of her love to popular idols like Junsu and Taeyang. LOL. But I think what she did is cute. I wonder what Junsu and Taeyang’s reactions are? :D And oh, I think the song is really addicting. The “oh oh” part keeps ringing in my head. Hahaha!

The first one was when Minwoo of Shinhwa called him and this time around, it was his childhood friend Taegoon. Seems like his celebrity friends love calling JaeJoong. He’s quite a good “guesser” (LOL. Is that even a word?!) too since for the thwo times he was called on teh show to guess the answers, he always answered three out of the five questions.

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Taegoon: Something I’ve had since birth…

JaeJoong: Me? the mole under my eye…

LOL! I still can’t stop laughing at this! Dang, JaeJoong is really out of this world! One of the things why I love him so much. I miss his dorkiness! :D

Finally, the whole episode is already subbed! I was waiting for it to be subbed before I post it here so I won’t have to update the post anymore.

Anyway, here’s the video of the whole episode. It’s cut into 4 parts:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

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The part where their career and success in Japan was tackled made me a bit teary-eyed because it once again reminded me of how much the boys worked hard in establishing a name in Japan and how all this hard work paid off. As a fan, it makes me proud to know that they have attained so much because of their determination and perseverance.

The show somehow talked about their “younger” days but it was mostly about Junsu, Changmin and Yunho. Junsu looks so cute with is H.O.T-like hairstyle back when he was young. LOL. I just wish they could have covered JaeJoong and Yoochun’s childhood days, too just like what they did with the other three.

And the last part where the people they interviewed described DBSK is also my favorite part of the episode. I most certainly agree to what they think about DBSK but I still believe that DBSK is more than that. In my opinion, there is really no word that can truly describe DBSK. =)

I previously posted that Junsu secretly opened a Pho restaurant together with his close friend Yong-Pil. Well, we can finally see how this restaurant looks like because pictures were already released in the internet. Check out how elegant-looking Junsu’s restaurant is. The ambiance is so nice and peaceful and I’d surely love to eat there. :D

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History in Japan Vol. 4 was finally released last October 28th and the making clip is available in YT with English subs already. It clip was cut into 6 parts. Enjoy!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

[Credits: SleeplessDBSKnights]

I personally think this is a good article to read. It is (IMO) unbiased and it actually pointed out some things that I myself didn’t think of before.

The Need For Change In The Entertainment Agency And The Solution Through The TVXQ Dispute

First of all, the Courts have sided with the three TVXQ members. In reference to the exclusive contract suspension request submitted by Xiah Junsu, YoungWoong Jaejoong and Micky Yoochun, the Courts laid down the decision that ‘SM Entertainment is not allowed to interfere or question any individual activities of the three members or create contracts regarding group activities without the consent of the three members.’

This dispute between the group that is the Hallyu Wave’s key player and king of the Asian market and the group’s agency, the nation’s top entertainment agency, is said to bring large waves of change not only to the entertainment industry, but to the entire nation as well. Many have said that the Courts’ ruling has kick started the battle against unlawful contracts while others have said that the decision has completely ignored the trainee-raising method of most entertainment agencies.

The TVXQ case can be seen as a result of SM’s ‘Failure At Management.’ However, that is only the evaluation based on the results. The reason the TVXQ dispute has come so far and deep is because there was a charge forward with a lack of ‘communication and respect’ on both sides.

One of the reasons that this dispute cant not be the center of attention in the entertainment industry is because the Courts have sided with the members of TVXQ and completely overturned the traditional method of agencies’ formation of their contracts. We cannot blatantly say that all 13 year contracts are slave contract. As long as ‘communication and respect’ is prevalent and a fair income division is put in place, it will be a happy contract. They would be willing to sign onto a contract longer than 13 years at will. They would not think of moving to a different entertainment agency.

If TVXQ’s birth is inspected, the process is a system with no room for ‘communication and respect.’ TVXQ is a team that was created by picking the best out of hundreds of trainees and forming a group. Even the members themselves would not have known what lay ahead of them in the future of their music careers. They were able to snag the title of ‘Top of the Korean Music Industry’ under the system of a large entertainment agency, and their entrance into the overseas market was probably calculated meticulously. The entire process would amount to a total of 10 years.

As this much time has passed, the members are bound to have looked back on themselves. They are also bound to have increased their musical control and bettered their abilities to select their paths. There were times when they had to stand on a stage regardless of the fact that they did not want to, and they would have had to handle the agency’s actions to stop any activities that may ‘endanger the group’ with a feeling of oppression. This is where ‘communication and respect’ is needed. As the two sides are the bests of the best, there probably was the need to approach the situation calmly and after much thought. If things have come so far, there were bound to have been instances unknown to the public that pushed it so far. To become irreparable.

In truth, the members are preparing to ‘sue for the nullification of the contract and compensation for damages incurred from the income division’ while SM is submitting an appeal. SM has also stated that they will be revealing information that has not been told before and releasing an official statement.

When seeing all the big and small disputes that have erupted in the Korean music industry, they all originate from income division problems (unlawful contracts), failure to communicate (respect for human rights), natural limits (musical limits, lack of responsibility as a celebrity), and a interference of the family (interference from a third party).

But the income division problems have been the biggest disputes in this industry. Income division is important to gain trust and investments. If income division is not transparent, that is what a slave contract is. The lack of transparency in income division is what started the lack of human rights for celebrities in the music industry in the mid 90s.

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The music industry must use this dispute as a stepping stone towards a change in ‘communication and respect’. What can gain more trust than a contract is’communication and respect’ and ‘a transparent income division’. There is no other ‘road to a solution’.

Source: [star news+DNBN]
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I agree that “communication and respect” is really important in any kind of relationship and that is something that most of the agencies and their artists are lacking. I guess if only the people at SM listened to the boys when they tried to talk to them about this matter and if only SM actually treated its artists fair enough, this whole dispute wouldn’t have erupted. I’m sure the boys didn’t want it to come to this point and they had wanted to fix this privately but because of SM’s refusal to listen, communicate, and respect JaeChunSu’s rights as not only artists but as humans, they had no other choice but to resort to this. Undergoing this whole lawsuit is not what they want because this also has an unfavorable effect on them both physically and mentally but they had to do this because they want CHANGE. Considering the fact that JaeChunSu were willing to undergo all the unfavorable effects of this lawsuit means that they really had enough and would want something to be done to fix the miserable (I can’t think of any fitting word) life they have under SM.

Like what I have said numerous times, I really hope this will be the start of a change in the Korean entertainment industry. K-pop is one of the best Asian music industries I know and I wouldn’t want its beauty to be overshadowed by controversies and “dark sides” as this.

Oh hell, yes! SM SHOULD start worrying now.

TVXQ Dispute ‘SM’s Dilemma’

Much attention has been put on SM Entertainment and its future actions as the Courts have sided with the three TVXQ members YoungWoong Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun and Xiah Junsu on the legal dispute between the three and their agency regarding their exclusive contract.

On the 27th, the Seoul District Courts partially accepted the exclusive contract suspension request against SM Entertainment submitted by Xiah Junsu, YoungWoong Jaejoong and Micky Yoochun.

To have the Courts partially accept the exclusive contract suspension request is to have the Courts decided that the contract between SM and the members of TVXQ is in fact unlawful. According to the decision of the Courts, SM is not allowed to interfere or question any individual activities of the three members or create contracts regarding group activities without the consent of the three members.

For now, SM has stated that the agency cannot accept the Courts’ ruling. SM Entertainment released a notice stating “Although the entire contract was not suspended, the Courts stated that some parts of the contract was questionable and that is why we are submitting an appeal,” and “Till now, we have kept some information from the media as the Courts requested that neither side be interacting with the press during the trial. Now we will reveal that information and release an official statement.

Unless an extremely controversial secret is revealed by SM Entertainment that could turn the tables, it can be said that the contract between SM and TVXQ has already been nullified.

The dilemma that SM faces now is the fact that the agency’s other singers may attempt to leave the agency in the same method. TVXQ is not the only reason why SM is being so adamant and firm of their stance in this dispute. To state that conclusion first, there is close to no chance of TVXQ disbanding or ending their activities. This is because all three members involved in this dispute have no thoughts of leaving the group names TVXQ. Some representatives to the entertainment business stated that, “There is a high chance that SM and the three members will become equal partners regarding activities such as the release of a new album in the future.”

The problem is how the two sides will fix the contract and the income division. Although the income SM receives from album sales or commercial activities will reduce, it is not so much that the company will run into bankruptcy.

The biggest problem for SM Entertainment is the fact that the majority of agencies works under a system that invests money to raise trainees into singers in a span of 1~7 years that does not guarantee profit after the singer’s debut. In the case of TVXQ, if they are allowed to leave the agency stating that the contract was unlawful after gaining popularity, the agencies will have no incentive to continue on with this method of raising stars. This is also why the Fair Trade Committee constantly fails to come to a consensus with agencies when it comes to creating a basis contract.

The reason that SM is being carefully watched for its future actions regarding this trial and the consequences that follow is because this is not merely a problem between SM and TVXQ.

Source: [mk news+DNBN]
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Yes, SM is in a dilemma right now and its officials are probably in a “desperate brainstorming and planning” of what to do next to HOPEFULLY turn the tables and have the Courts make a decision that is favorable to them mainly because once JaeChunSu also successfully win the issues on income distribution and the nullification of their contract, it will have a GREAT effect on the company (and the whole industry as well). Apart from the possibility of losing one of it’s biggest “profit sources” if JaeChunSu (and even HoMin, if they join in the case that is to be filed by the other three) decides to leave SM once the Courts nullify their contracts, SM is faced with the fear that other artists will follow the footsteps of DBSK knowing that they stand a GREAT chance to win the case. If that happens, SM has no choice but to finally give what its artists deserve, which also equates to smaller profit share for the company. Because of how things are turning out in favor of JaeChunSu, artists can actually have more “bargaining power” over their contracts and careers after a final result is ruled by the Courts for this lawsuit. What JaeChunSu did will always remain as an example and encouragement for other artists to fight for their rights. If this happens, SM along with the other agencies, will be in deep trouble.