Archive for February 12, 2010

Remember Tae Jin-Ah, the trot singer who JaeJoong always impersonates whenever he’s invited in the program “Happy Together”? The one where he shouts “Dong Bang Ja~~!”? Well, apparently Jae knows him and he’s a close friend of Jae. More like a father, even.

Jae really is the most “social” member of DBSK. He’s friends with almost all celebrities, whether in Korea or in Japan. Add to that, his celebrity friends are of different age! It’s really amazing how he can get along well with people from different generations. But I guess he’s naturally friendly and has a pleasing personality that’s why he’s got a lot of friends from the entertainment circle. LOL.

Jaejoong’s Phone Call to Senior Trot Singer

100211 Tae JinA’s phone call to JaeJoong

My Daily News Korea
2010-02-12 08:11:37

-omitted few parts-

It garnered public interest when a senior trot singer 태진아/ Tae Jin-Ah had a friendly conversation on his cell phone with Hero Jaejoong of TVXQ during his roadside interview with SBS’s Evening Entertainment program on the 11th.

When Tae Jin-Ah mentioned Jaejoong being his friend to the interviewer and called Jaejoong,
the phone connection did not go through. So the interviewer was in doubt whether they are actually friends or not. But soon after, Jaejoong called back Tae Jin-Ah.

They exchanged greetings with each other. Tae Jin-Ah then handed his cell phone to the interviewer.
When asked about their relationship, Jaejoong told the interviewer that Tae Jin-Ah is like his father and is very kind to him. Tae Jin-Ah always invites Jaejoong to his home and invites him to have a nice meal. Jaejoong also stated that Tae Jin-Ah is the top class Korean trot singer whom he respects.

In addition, Jaejoong said that among the songs of Tae Jin-Ah, he likes “Partner” the most.
(*JJ sang a little bit on TV.)

They ended their conversation by Tae Jin-Ah asking Jaejoong to visit his home in the near future, and by Jaejoong replying to him by saying, “I will be there. Thank you!”

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I’m not sure from where this interview is from but I’m guessing it was conducted for the celebration of Yunho’s birthday.

Anyway, this interview is a bit serious. Yunho’s answers are really deep and at the same time, it would make one think about them. He’s always been the member who answers questions in a more serious tone than the other members so I guess his answers to this interview doesn’t come as a surprise to us.

Wish for YunHo, 8000 Words of Love

Jung YunHo, face to face with ‘Cha Bong Gun.’

A 14-year-old kid who relied on his perfect dancing skills and beautiful vocals to become a successful singer

There was only one belief during his youth; though he isn’t superior with his dancing, and he isn’t skilled in singing, he knows he will succeed with his passion and determination. In the following ten years, he strives harder with this passion to dance beautifully, and to sing pleasantly. As time goes by, his features get more defined, his looks more mature. Though it’s impossible to regain the look of innocence from ten years back, the beauty in his eyes and the passion within his heart still remain unchanged.

He was able to go through hardships with the help of others around him, therefore, he decided to work even harder to become a shining star, and to search for something that he lacked when he was younger. He wanted to make more people support and like him. The greatest change in him is the expectation he has for himself; it has grown even larger because of the experiences he had in this society. A good point of this youth, who has grown under a tough journey, is his humility and sincere response to any questions being asked, together with the passion that he has been holding on to all these years.

Q: Not long ago, because of your busy schedule and rushing many projects, your health had been affected that many others were worried about you. How’s your health now? Everyone is very concerned. Are you taking any health supplements?

A: First of all, I would like to apologize for making everyone worry about me… I’m feeling much better, as compared to last time. Recently, I started taking more calcium and vitamins, drinking a lot of milk and lessening my meal intake.

Q: How do you spend your time after your drama ended? Any habits you picked up recently?

A: After the filming for the drama ended, I managed to find some time for myself. Normally, I will go to gym or travel around… As for habits, I like walking along the train track, and I felt like the path is somewhat similar to my life… All different emotions flooding in me… In order to make a decision on which path to take next, we had walked back and forth in the same track. Just walking along the track for three to six hours, back and forth…

Q: There are times when one is tired or is facing difficulties, right? But we had always seen a hardworking YunHo, always giving his best in everything. What is the source of your energy and passion? What problems are you afraid to face?

A: There is a phrase that has always been in my heart, and it’s “We can never turn back time.” Today has ended, and nobody can assure as to whether tomorrow will arrive or not. Maybe that’s the reason why I always think too much… There’s the possibility of failing in things, therefore, I made a promise to myself to always fill each day with passion.

Q: Two to three months ago during our interview, we mentioned loneliness as part of the pains of growing up. People would normally look for support or something to lean on when loneliness draws near, while complaining continuously. What do you think of it?

A: Thinking only for oneself, the person will never succeed in life. Therefore, other than complaining, I will choose to tell myself to calm down, to hold on whenever I reach my limit…But of course, it’s lonely… I’m human too, and in my golden age… For the sake of everyone who has been supporting me, I must give a confident look; in order to show everyone a magnanimous YunHo, I have to run forward… Sooner or later, I will reach a place where everyone will congratulate me. That’s what I always believe, but I’m still far from it.

Q: Ever since your debut, you have always been improving, step by step. You have received a lot of help from the people around you, while stepping towards your dream. At the same time, you also return the favor, don’t you? So any special things that happened during work that became the source of your fighting spirit, or anything that left a deep impression on you?

A: There are many, which includes some of my dreams. But of course, they include everyone who believed in me during the tough times; friends, sisters, and teachers who have always been there to accompany me. On top of that, those who have given warmth to others with their helping hands have also become the source of my fighting spirit. My parents have been my greatest influence. They have always been there for me to share in my joy and sorrow, and I’m very grateful. Therefore, I wish that I can become a person like them.

Oh yeah, and maybe also my grandfather who had always been watching over me from high above. Therefore, I need to exert extra effort to do better.

Q: The theme of your 25th birthday celebration is ‘flowerage.’ What’s the difference between the ‘flowerage’ that fans wish for, and the ‘flowerage’ you thought of?

A: Ah, this question is somewhat serious… I felt that during whatever moment God had created for me, I tried my best; that’s when I reach the peak, the ‘flowerage.’ As long as there is effort, there will be fruits. Sooner or later, you will reach the ‘flowerage’… The most important thing is to set a target, and work hard towards it. Only thinking about it will produce nothing.

Without action, you will never know whether the outcome will be good or bad. Even though the result may be bad, as long as you exert the effort to find a solution, you will not bump into the same situation again next time. This kind of lesson is a must in life. Therefore, what’s important is not the target nor the outcome, but the process where action was taken and where effort was involved. ^^

Q: Lastly, please say something to all the fans who have always believed and supported you, as well as to yourself for always putting your best foot forward in everything you do to march towards your dream!

A: Thank you to everyone who has always believed in me and supported me. In the future, I would like everyone to see the YunHo who will always remain unchanged. In the year 2010, I will work hard to not disappoint anyone – the brand new YunHo, the ever-growing YunHo. Not only that, to all the fans who have grown up with us, let’s walk towards the real me together. ^^

To the one who never rests and works hard, to myself, thank you so much! But the path ahead is still long, therefore, I will stay as I am now, believing in myself, and relying on myself to fly freely in the sky.

Lastly, though it’s kind of late, I wish everyone a Happy New Year. I love you all.

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Something to make us even more proud (if that’s even possible) of our Junsu.

Idol Stars, The Unbearable Temptation‏

The “it” item of today’s culture is idol groups. (omitted) These days, idol stars seem to have fallen head over heels for musicals. (omitted)

Many have written positive reviews for Xiah Junsu’s musical acting, which began on the 26th last month, stating that he was so good that it was hard to believe that it was his first performance.


One of the reasons why idol stars should not enter the musical market is because “If that person is set as the main character only because of the fact that his or her ticket power is great, the identity of the musical could be damaged.” Many experts have stated that the majority of idol group members who participated in musicals last year did not pay much attention to the execution of their roles.

Musical critic Won Jong Won stated, “I don’t see any interest from idol stars who are participating in musicals to use this opportunity to expand their hidden talents and skills.” He also said, “Using them as a marketing tool only to sell a lot of tickets will bring a big blow not only to the musical market, but also the idol star’s image.

The foundation of these low reviews of idol stars on the musical stage stem from the fact that they are almost ‘isolated’ because of the fact that ‘They do not rehearse as much as they should because of their busy schedule’ and ‘They are so immersed in their star quality that they treat their fellow musical actors unkindly and do not work well with others.’ (omitted)

The reviews for Mozart!’s Xiah Junsu are mostly positive.

One staff said, “It may be because he was a trainee for such a long time that he has a positive and active attitude and he can pick things up extremely fast.”

Xiah Junsu also spent some time in the hospital because of stress that accumulated from many things including rehearsals. He would repeatedly go to the hospital for a day from fatigue and then perform the next day.

The staff member also said, “Xiah Junsu works hard every day to break the prejudices against idol stars in the musical market,” and “I think his hard work paid off with great results.”

Conclusively, ‘Mozart!’ is being labeled as a successful musical that is attracting large crowds of audiences.

Xiah Junsu proved not only his ticket power in ‘Mozart!’ but his abilities and competence as a musical actor.


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Congratulations, Junsu! You’re doing a job in impressing not only fans but those in the musical industry as well. :)

I’ve posted the 3:45mins preview of the song yesterday but it’s kinda LQ so here’s a shorter but HQ preview of the song. Plus, it’s not cut into parts unlike the longer preview posted yesterday. You’ll surely appreciate the song more with this one. Enjoy!

[Credit: TyaLeE6]

Another interview of the boys that is somehow related to Valentine’s Day. Again, JaeJoong and Yoochun mentioned their “loneliness” because of them not receiving chocolates for Valentine’s. Seriously, we (fans) should make a last-minute project of collecting funds to buy these two dorks  all the kinds and brand of chocolates there is and send it to them this Valentine’s so that the next time they’re asked about their Valentine’s Day memory, they’ll answer “I received A LOT of chocolates from fans”. Good idea? LOL.

*Those in [] are my own comments. They’re not part of the translated article nor are they the translator’s notes.

RAY Magazine March 2010 – Valentine’s Day Q&A


Q. A menu you’d like to create yourself?
A: a-nation’s LOVE Bento. I want to make it for someone I like. Although my cooking is considered good, it’s lonely if I keep eating by myself! [Right! Jae, we should eat together! I’d love to eat with you everyday! Haha!]

Q. Do you think it’s better if a girl knows how to cook?
Although it’s good if she knows, I can always teach her if she doesn’t! Cooking together, isn’t that nice? [Wohoo! Love this answer! At least now I know I stand a chance in capturing Jae’s heart even though I don’t know how to cook. Yes, teach me Jae!]

Q. Favourite food right now.
A: It’s still super spicy food! It’s different from my appearance, I’m full of passion inside! (laugh) I can’t do without spicy food! [“I’m full of passion inside!” – ROFL! :D]

Q. For Valentine’s Day, under what kind of circumstances do you want to receive chocolates?
A: As long as I receive them, I’m happy~! [Told ‘ya guys, we should buy him chocolates!]

Q. Please talk about a highlight of your new song!
A: Even though it’s the cold winter season, those without partners please listen to this song and cheer up! [Uhm, listening to “Break Out!” alone is ok but I think I’ll need someone beside me when I watch the PV. It’s so damn creepy!]

“Everyone has been supporting us for a long time, our achievements are all thanks to you.
Please continue to support us. See you^^”


Q. Please tell us a recipe that you’d like to taste again.
The healthy tofu and chicken hotpot that was published during December 2008. Because it’s healthy and good for the body, but it’s also delicious! [As expected from leader-sshi… such a healthy eater!]

Q. Do you think it’s better if a girl knows how to cook?
A. It’s better if she can! Compared to someone who can’t, if she knows how to then it’s additional points. Something like that. [I hope Yunho’s fangirls are taking note of this. Additional points, girls! Now, learn how to cook! LOL.]

Q. Favourite food right now.
A. Intestines hotpot. It’s really tasty! It also keeps your body warm so I crave it when it’s cold. [Ugh, I hate eating intestines! =/]

Q. Please talk about a highlight of your new song!
In the PV, there’s a scene where I’m dancing surrounded by other dancers. I think it’s cool, so everyone, please be sure to watch it. [Yeah, the scene where each member is surrounded by dancers is creepy but cool. I guess it’ll be much cooler if they are surrounded  by us instead of the dancers! Hahaha!]

Q. It’s going to be Valentine’s Day soon. Under what kind of circumstances would you like to receive chocolates?
After a date and we’ve said goodbye, to suddenly discover that I’ve received it! Didn’t notice it when we’re together and I only discover it in my bag after I return home. That would be really nice. [LOL. I can almost imagine Yunho’s face in this scenario… ]

“Please use the recipes that we’ve introduced, enjoy delicious and healthy meals and spend each day well~
Thank you everyone~”


Q. A recipe that you tried out?
Crispy pizza. I love pizza! If I make it, I can eat it to my heart’s content! [Yeah, I love pizza, too!]

Q. Do you think it’s better if a girl knows how to cook?
I think so. I think men can’t resist a girl who can cook. If they use healthy ingredients they can become prettier too. [Changmin fangirls, are you taking notes?]

Please talk about your Valentine’s Day memories!
A. There’s nothing special… When I think about it, I just recall that it’s Valentine’s Day. [Why am I not surprised with his answer? Typical Changmin. LOL.]

Q. What would you give on White Day?
I’ll learn to cook and do it with sincere feelings. [Awww… sweet!]

Q. Please talk about a highlight of your new song!
As you listen, it has an energetic melody that makes you want to get up and dance. That’s my recommended highlight.

“I hope that everyone can keep healthy and try a lot of delicious food and become prettier~
We’ll meet again!”


Q. Please tell us a recipe that you’d like to taste again.
The Thai curry that was introduced the first time. It tastes very unique. I feel comfortable after eating it, it was good. [Wow, Junsu’s becoming a spicy lover like Jae?]

Q. Favourite food right now.
Mentaiko onigiri. (T/N: Riceball filled with spiced roe.) I eat it whenever I have time. [See what I mean? He’s being influenced by Jae! Hahaha.]

Q. For Valentine’s Day, under what kind of circumstances do you want to receive chocolates?
I want her to feed me chocolates. [I’m trying to imagine this scene but every time I do, I can only see a child-like Junsu being fed by a girl. More like a mother-son tandem. LOL. Cute~]

Q. Besides chocolates, what other gifts would make you happy?
Kiss (laugh). [That’s my boy! ROFL! :D]

Q. A highlight of your new song?
The B-side to this single is “Xiahtic” and the beat is very cool. The melody and electronic beats blend well, recommended! [LOL. He promoted “Xiahtic” instead of “Break Out!” Hahaha!]

“For always giving us so much love, thank you everyone.
This year, I hope everyone has a happy year as well~”


Q. Please tell us a recipe that you’d like to taste again.
The mushroom and cheese gratin publish on October 2008. [Hmmm… sounds yummy!]

Q. Do you think it’s better if a girl knows how to cook?
I think it’s better if she knows, but it’s alright if she doesn’t know from the start! If a girl wants to cook for someone she likes, she’ll definitely become good at it! [I agree!]

Q. On Valentine’s Day, besides chocolates, what other gifts would make you happy?
The time that we spent together. [Cheesiness! LOL.]

Please talk about your Valentine’s Day memories!
When I was living in America, I didn’t receive a single chocolate. [Awww… =( ]

Q. Please talk about a highlight of your new song!
It’s a song with powerful beats and melody. It gives you strength and makes you feel “I’ll work hard for the next 10 years!”

“Everyone~ That’s all for now.
Please continue to keep supporting us.”

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Junsu’s twin brother Junho will make his debut as a singer and release his first album in China by the end of February. I’m sure he, along with his brother Junsu, is excited for the start of his career as a singer. I wish him all the best and I hope he’ll have a great career just like his twin. China loves him so much so I’m sure he’ll be successful.  :)

Junho Will Release Album in China!

TV Daily News Korea

2010. 02.10 10:30

TVXQ’s Xiah Junsu’s twin brother Kim Junho will have a fan meeting in China and he will also release album in China to begin his activities as a singer.

According to Chinese media yesterday, it was announced, that Kim Junho who is well-known to be a big brother of Xiah Junsu of TVXQ will release his official album and he will also hold a fan meeting on February 28, 2010, according to the news released in Beijing, China yesterday.

In addition, Xiah Junsu is going to participate in an event this time and he takes big interest in his brother’s upcoming events and activities.

Kim Junho who is Xiah Junsu’s twin brother appeared in MBC TV entertainment program “Introducing the friend of the star” in a handsome and distinguished look, resembling his younger brother. He is tall and he used to be a baseball player. He pulled attention with his special dance and singing ability which he displayed performing together with his younger brother Junsu.

Prior to his debut, Junho had expressed his affection to China and studied Chinese language at Beijing instructor college in China (北京師範大学校), and Junho appeared in TV programs such as “天天向上” and “I love you/我爱你” and received great responses in China.

Always Keep The Faith!

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Goodluck, Junho! =)