Archive for December 24, 2009

Just like what the Korean Cassies did before, members of Bigeast are also planning to publish an advertisement showing support for DBSK in a Korean newspaper. Bigeast is currently accepting donations for the advertisement.

“We Love TVXQ Forever” Japanese Fans Plan To Release Ad in Korean Newspaper

TVXQ’s Japanese fans are planning to release an ad in a Korean daily newspaper and are drawing attention for it.

Japanese fans created a group called ‘Five Balloons’ and began collecting donations for a newspaper ad called ‘TVXQ Smile Project’.

449 people participated from the 16th till the 23rd and they donated 1,764,000 Yen (around 22,800,000 Won).

‘Five Balloons’, which planned to collect 5 million Yen by the 25th, stated that if they do not reach their goal by that time, they will extend their donation collection period. Five Balloons will then take this money and release a support ad in a Korean daily newspaper around mid-January.

This support ad will include the project’s slogan ‘TVXQ Smile Project’ as well as words along the lines of, “TVXQ is made up of these five people: Junsu, Yuchun, Jejung, Changmin and Yunho. We will love and support TVXQ forever. We will forever wait with love and gratitude until the day we can see you smiling sincerely.”

Source: [donga news+DNBN]
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If any member of Bigeast is reading this post, can you guys confirm if this is a “legitimate” project by Bigeast? I mean, a DBSK staff did mention a few days ago that fans should be careful when it comes to projects asking for donations since some people might just be using the supposed “projects” for DBSK as a means to earn money. I Japanese fans could confirm if this project is really legitimate so that fans who has or wants to donate can have an assurance. And if it is real, please share information on how to contribute to this project (if ever international fans are allowed to take part in this) so that people who wants to donate can do so. Thanks!

I know I don’t usually post news about Super Junior here but since I’ve already posted about Hankyung’s lawsuit against SM, I might as well post this one too. Besides, this is in a way DBSK related they are fighting for the same thing that JaeChunSu are fighting for and Donghae – my most favorite SuJu member – might be involved in this so of course, I would care about this issue.

Not Just Hangeng; 6 Members Of Super Junior File For Lawsuit Against SM

[Sina Entertainment News] The day before, Hangeng, the only Chinese member of Asia’s super popular group, Super Junior, filed for a termination of his “exclusive contract” with SM Entertainment. According to the latest news from Korea, Hangeng is not the only one who filed the lawsuit. Other Super Junior members have also filed a similar lawsuit, and they include: Lee Teuk, Yesung, Kangin, Eun Hyuk and Donghae. The only reason why news about Hangeng was exposed first, is because of his nationality.

According to the lawsuit, Hangeng has not had any rest in 2 years, causing him to suffer from fatigue, which also resulted in chronic gastritis, illnesses related to his kidney, lumbar disc herniation, as well as a visible decrease in body strength. However, SM Entertainment rejected Hangeng’s requests for rest, and continued to schedule activities for him, which caused Hangeng to suffer a lot of pain.

According to the contents of the lawsuit, since the time of his debut, Hangeng didn’t even have one day of rest per week. For 2 years, Hangeng has continuously done his overseas schedules as well, and had no choice but to continue with his schedules without any rest. In his contract with SM, there are clauses stating that he has to pay the company monetary damages should he be unable to fulfill the schedules arranged for him. Thus, even when he was in poor health, he had no choice but to follow through with his schedules.

Once the news broke out, many fans have expressed the wish for SM and the members to be able to make peace, and make changes to their contracts, as well as expressed hope that Super Junior will not face the threat of disbanding.

Source: [Sina]
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I would like to remind everyone that this news is UNCONFIRMED as of now. It’s a report from Sina (Chinese News) which they “claim” to have gotten from Korean sources. I guess we should wait for further articles to come out confirming this but fans of Super Junior should also be ready to accept this should this news be real. After all, Sina was the first to report about Hankyung filing a lawsuit against SM and it turned out to be true.

I know IF this  news is real, Super Junior fans will be in a difficult situation just like what we, DBSK fans are experiencing at present. Having your favorite group divided into 2 is really, really hard and depressing. But all I can say to all ELFs out there who might be reading this, don’t let your belief and love for the SuJu members falter. We, DBSK fans, know how hard and frustrating this could get but believe me when I say that this will only make you and your relationship with SuJu stronger. This is just one of the challenges that your relationship with them has to go through. It is like a test of how far your love and support for Super Junior is. There may be some fans who would be choosing sides on this issue but I hope you could be like majority of us, DBSK fans, who still support and love the our five boys no matter what their decision may be. My advise is to just believe the SuJu members and no one else. Trust them and, as what Cassiopeia’s battle cry says, always keep the faith no matter what happens. :)