Archive for August 3, 2010

100803 Xiah Junsu’s Surprise Visit On Location To Support Micky Yoochun


TVXQ member Xiah Junsu made a surprise visit to the location where ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ is currently being filmed to support his fellow member Micky Yoochun.

In the early morning of the 1st, Xiah Junsu visited the site of the drama in Hwasung, Gyeonggido with 100 boxes of fried chicken. Xiah Junsu was able to successfully show support for Micky Yoochun, and the tired actors and staff.

Kang Sung Pil, who plays Lim Byung Choon in the drama, said, “Micky Yoochun was really surprised at Xiah Junsu’s unexpected visit. He talked and laughed with Xiah Junsu and tried to look cool but you could tell that he was deeply touched,” and “You could feel Xiah Junsu’s sincere support for Micky Yoochun and his new challenge, so even the people around them felt better.”

He also said, “When I asked him (Xiah Junsu) if he could make a cameo appearance on the drama, he brightly said that he really wanted to if given the chance,” and “Xiah Junsu stayed on location for a very long time and gave Micky Yoochun strength.”

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Awww… that’s so sweet of Junsu to visit Yoochun on the set and on top of that, bring food not only for him but for the other cast and staff, too! I’m sure Yoochun was so touched by this gesture and I guess this only shows how supportive they are of each other. Who knows? Maybe one of this days it would be JaeJoong’s turn to visit the filming. Hahaha. :)

I wonder what kind of role would they give Junsu IF ever he makes a cameo appearance in SungKyunKwan Scandal? =)

100801 U-know Yunho On Cover Of Hong Kong Magazine – Exudes Warm Image

TVXQ member U-know Yunho (Jung Yunho) has attracted a lot of attention as the cover model for the August issue of “Men’s Uno” magazine (Hong Kong version).

The picture of Jung Yunho is a far cry from his strong image in TVXQ and he exuded the charm of a gentle, matured man.

Aside from the magazine, during the interview, also said candidly, “I don’t think I’m a man with a lot of charms” and he also expressed that “Instead of just words, a man who uses his actions to prove himself, as well as to protect the things he holds dear; that kind of man is very charming.”

Also, this magazine used the phrase “I am a member of TVXQ” to introduce Jung Yunho. U-know Yunho is currently preparing for a musical. He will be playing the role of the Crown Prince in the musical “Goong” and his first stage will be on 8 September.

Source: [DATE TV Daily + HB Yoonho Family]
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Check out Yunho’s pictures from Men’s Uno magazine HERE.

100802 Yunho, Big Bang, Park Shi Hoo “The Next Generation Of Faces Of Korea”

Yunho, Big Bang, Park Shi Hoo, Han Chae Young and Lee Da Hae have been chosen as the main cast for the promotional video by the Korea Tourism Organization, which will be aired worldwide, to show Korea as an attractive tourist destination.

Stars like Bae Yong Joon and Lee Young Ae, who have been the leading icons of the Hallyu wave up until now, will retire from the Korean PR battle and the next generation of Hallyu stars will enter.

TVXQ’s Yunho and Big Bang have been rising in Japan’s Oricon Charts and they are singers who make their income in Japanese yen. Kim Bum, from last year’s drama, [Boys Over Flowers], and Park Shi Hoo, from the drama [Prosecutor Princess] released in March-April this year, have also started to catch the eyes of the housewife fans*. Female stars Han Chae Young and Lee Da Hae are following in the footsteps of Song Hye Gyo, Kim Hee Seon and Chae Rim to become the new “Chinese Market Killers”.

Initially, the proposal for this publicity video included Park Yong-Ha, but the plans have been changed due to his sudden death. “World Star” Bi, has also risen as a representative of Korea, but with the next generation of Hallyu stars, this plan will change.

For the promotional materials this time, it will feature the primary tourist locations as part of the story line, in the form of an omnibus. Each star will complete the filming of the mini-drama by the end of August and it is set to screen in major countries worldwide.

*t/n: Actual term used was “obasan fans”.

Source: [JoongAng Daily]
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It used to be the five of them representing the Korean market and culture when it comes to global tourism projects like these but now, only Yunho will be part of it. But I’m still happy for Yunho because at least, a representative from DBSK is still part of this project. :)

This is such a sweet note from a non-DBSK fan. :)

100801 Words of a non-DBSK fan

This is what a non-Cassie wrote to me after watching Bolero live. I was honestly touched to know that there are people out there who understand the way we Cassiopeia feel.

Here is what she wrote on her note:

It’s undeniable…
When it comes to TVXQ, it’s never just about their looks
Perhaps one could say that compared to their love for music, the way they express themselves and their passion, their appearance is completely insignificant.
When I’m listening to them and watching them, I don’t feel the same kind of wildness and superficiality induced by other idols. This is admiration, genuine admiration.
They strive for perfection and sing with their sincerity. Listening to them is not only a form of pleasure, it has also shown me their respect; respect for music and for their audience.

Connection, trust and love; all of these things interdependent.

Whilst they may not be old, they have a level of maturity unheard of in other artists their age. Their determination has helped them overcome countless obstacles and reached unattainable heights.
I don’t know how to express this, but watching the five of them on stage, their devotion, their concentration and their understanding of music… it’s incredibly moving.
Compared to the mainland (China), where those who truly love music and value life never reach the top and those who are dependent on their looks, rumours and lies do.
As Asia’s best group, TVXQ have shown nothing but progress and development. As I was watching their performance, the only thought in my head was ‘TVXQ forever’.
They impact they had on me… I don’t ever want to lose that feeling.

Credits: 允摯愛@TVXQBaidu
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