Archive for December 22, 2010

101222 MASTER POST – JYJ Twitter Update

This post will be updated throughout the day with tweets by Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu ^^
A time will be added with each tweet as our translators will not always be able to provide instant translations
This post includes tweets from 6am KST, December 22nd to 5:59am KST, December 23rd.

So…. Today’s tweets are happier than last night’s
(Jaejoong) Yoochun is reading (1:00pm KST)
@mjjeje When did you take that photo?? hahaha Hyung, I’ll be taking the 46th book^^ (1:20pm KST)
@6002theMicky Are you two doing well in Gwangju?? Why were the two of you being so emotional yesterday..? Aigoo~ Be strong Yoochun, and Jaejoong hyung!! (1:44pm KST)
@0101xiahtic Junsu~ I love you!!! You know that, right??????£?????? (2:04pm KST)

Love professions back and forth ^^
(Junsu) @6002theMicky Yes! I know~ lol Me too!! (4:10pm KST)

Hwaiting Jyunshu~
(Jaejoong) @0101xiahtic Do well at musical rehearsal, and hwaiting Jyunshu^^ (5:02pm KST)

(Junsu) @mjjeje Thank you~!!!! (6:54pm KST)
@6002theMicky Yoochun~ Check your bank account!! I’ve paid back your 2 million Won!!!!!!!!!!!! (7:26pm KST)

The Fansign Events Are Over (And Jaejoong takes a Picture of his fans)!
(Jaejoong) The Gwangju fansign event was our last stop. The fansign events were so fun; I was able to feel your great love once more and it made me think that I must repay you with an even greater love. Thank you ^^ (10:10pm KST)

Baby JiJi♥
(Jaejoong) JiJi when he was young (10:48pm KST)

Uh…. that’s not safe;;;;
(Jaejoong) JiJi..; (10:49pm KST)

Baw ;A;
(Jaejoong) JiJi ㅠ (10:50pm KST)

Oh~ But that means… no JiJi Juniors ;A;
(Jaejoong) JiJi had surgery to be neutered. Because such an amazing vet did the surgery, I’m sure he’ll be okay in no time ㅠ (11:48pm KST)

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101221 MASTER POST – JYJ Twitter Update

This post will be updated throughout the day with tweets by Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu ^^
A time will be added with each tweet as our translators will not always be able to provide instant translations
This post includes tweets from 6am KST, December 21st to 5:59am KST, December 22nd.

He’s in Busan!
(Jaejoong) Busan’s nice~ (5:33pm KST)

Studying Abroad, Party of Tears, and Luke Skywakaaaaaa
(Yoochun) Ah….. I’m tired…… Aren’t there any happy things to do? Life….is boring (12:46am KST)

(Yoochun) Though it was more fun because we were lacking and it was tiring….. I want to deny everything just for one day.. Like how everyone else does… (12:55am KST)

(Yoochun) Should I… leave Korea for a couple of years?? I’ve been thinking about it for the past couple of months… I could study… Just until I started missing someone like crazy… If it’s possible, I want to go next year… A study abroad that isn’t a study abroad!! (1:00am KST)

(Yoochun) That’s impossible though~ Because there is something here that is important to me…. Because our members are here… I could never do that ….Because I can leave this…as just another wishful thought… I can talk about it like this…. Because if I talk about it… the longing for it lessens (1:33am KST)
@6002theMicky Yoochun, if you go away to study abroad, I’m going to immigrate to somewhere in space. Don’t be too caught up in your emotions, and with Lunar New Year’s Day coming up, let’s have a party of tears on Christmas day, Yookchun ㅠ(1:35am KST)
@mjjeje hahahaha^^ It should be okay for me to get caught up in my emotions because we love each other!! I’m always thankful and I love you, Junsu too.. (1:40am KST)
@mjjeje If you do immigrate to outer space, send my greetings to Luke^^ Star Wars (1:41am KST)
@6002theMicky Well I won’t be able to speak their language so you should go instead~ My face is so unique that the people in outer space might actually think that I really am an alien ㅠ Yookchun, let’s meet up tomorrow, I suddenly really miss you and Junsu(1:48am KST)
@mjjeje Hyung…I’m…. just thankful…To well…. (2:36am KST)

(Jaejoong) Ah, I’m happy. To have someone who makes me happy and someone who I can affectionately worry about ^^ Goodnight everyone (1:56am KST)

It’s the people that matter, not the alcohol
(Joon Yeong) @mjjeje @6002theMicky The Blues that we’re keeping for you. Delivery of them is available to your party of tears.(1:56am KST)
@yeojy I won’t ask a person who is precious to me to deliver that to me. All I want to do is share it with you (2:02am KST)

More Soulmate love (Mostly because Jaejoong’s kind of…drunk)
(Jaejoong) Tomorrow is our fansign event at Gwanju. I hope it is a fansign event where everyone is considerate of each other. Because we all share the same feelings for each other~ I’m really going to bed now, goodnight (2:21am KST)
(Yoochun) @mjjeje Because we now have to hide our tears and cry on the inside^^ That makes me happy yet it wears me out^^ But still, it’s okay!! (2:37am KST)
@6002theMicky A thank you is not enough to convey my feelings! I love you ..I like these words that I get to say to you every day.. I like these words though I say it so often that we may not be able to feel the sincerity within them.. I’ll see you tomorrow Yoochun^^ (2:39am KST)
@6002theMicky I love you always Yoochun, I’ve always told you this, right? You say you know when I’m crying and laughing on the inside just from looking at my eyes? That means… we.. have found a reason to keep living for each other rather than just for ourselves.. You, me and Junsu.. And Junsu is also another reason for my existence (2:44am KST)
@6002theMicky My words are getting a little weird because I’ve had a drink… haha, Anyway I like our members. I tear up and feel frustrated that I can’t tell you this all the time.. It’s difficult to bring up Yunho and Changmin when I talk.. Because it feels like my heart and my words are like heaven and earth.. If you and Junsu were by my side, I might have been like how I was at the afterparty.. (2:52am KST)

Woah deep O__O
(Yoochun) A mirror…. or a mirror that is slightly broken..Or….A mirror that only I can see…. How could you all be able to see it….when that mirror doesn’t even exist (2:40am KST)

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101220 JYJ, “Let’s Be A Little Happier Next Year”

When the interview was coming to an end, we asked JYJ to participate in Sports Chosun’s ‘Star&Handwritten Message’ special corner. Though we provided them with pens of every color, the three members all chose black to write their messages. They wrote ‘Merry Christmas’, ‘We hope the last month of this year is a happy one for you’ and ‘Be happy in 2011!’ What are JYJ’s plans for the end of this year and the beginning of next year?

Junsu is planning to solidify his position as a musical actor with his participation in the musical ‘Tears of Heaven’. He stated, “I have to do well. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t like falling behind others, no matter what is given to me.” He wants to be able to end it without feeling unsatisfied, and certainly with no regrets, and he hopes his efforts will fill his pride a little.

Yoochun will be prioritizing his work as JYJ but is thinking of continuing his work as an actor through a drama or a movie.

The same goes for Jaejoong, who was a hit in the Japanese drama ‘Sunao Ni Narenakute’. Because both have put JYJ activities as their priority, they will have to concede to each other.

To be honest, 2010 was not a smooth year for JYJ. There wasn’t a single thing that was easily accessible to JYJ due to various events such as natural disaster that made what used to be easily attainable the unattainable. But they had to work hard in order to not disgrace the name of TVXQ and the members. Each time an adversity faced them, the members stuck together and brought about amazing results. Junsu stated, “At first, we weren’t expecting much and it felt like we were walking down a narrow path but I believe the year ended well. I think what happened this year will give us the energy to work harder in the future.”

JYJ will be officially releasing their album in the US in mid-January. Afterwards, they plan on holding an Asia tour in countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, China and Hong Kong. Though they’ve had many overseas schedules already from their days as TVXQ, so many that they’ve renewed their passports three times, they still enjoy riding airplanes and they’ve vowed to continue to work hard on scheduling more domestic activities. Jaejoong stated, “We have to be loved by our mother country. I do hear that I’m popular overseas, and there are times when the other members are envious of my popularity. But Yoochun and Junsu both were a hit through their drama and musical. Though international fans are important, I want to be loved by my home country.”

JYJ’s New Year’s Resolution was quite simple. Becoming happier and straightening things out a little. Jaejoong said, “In the end, things have worked out well but there was much sorrow in the process. And there were mistakes that could be called failures. As this is just the process of building the strong foundation for this new road we’re walking on, we won’t be expecting much success and we won’t be greedy.”

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101220 [Star OX] JYJ, “TVXQ, A Reunion Is Possible”

Due to their legal dispute with their former agency SM Entertainment, Junsu, Jaejoong and Yoochun are currently active as JYJ, not TVXQ. Each are trying new things such as dramas and musicals and showing off their hidden potentials, but recommenced activities as singers when they released their album ‘The Beginning’ on October 14th. The album has been successful with pre-orders for ‘The Beginning’ hitting over 520,000 copies and ranking 5th on the This Year’s Songs chart chosen by US Billboard readers. Though they’ve been going non-stop, they are now stuck in a situation where the members of TVXQ are being pitted against each other with U-Know Yunho and Choikang Changmin announcing their comeback as a two-member TVXQ in January of 2011. Though it is a sensitive topic, we could not help but ask about TVXQ. Though the three people expressed their unwillingness as they said, “Though it isn’t something we can’t talk about…” they answered our OX questions in a candid manner.

Question 1. A TVXQ reunion is possible : O
Though they have never mentioned the possibility of a TVXQ reunion since they began their independent activities, it is the subject that 800,000 Cassiopeia (TVXQ’s fanclub) have been most curious about. Though JYJ seemed taken aback at first, they confessed that, “We haven’t had a chance to talk about it (a reunion), because we’ve never had anyone actually ask us about it.” Jaejoong said, “We want a reunion to happen. But that is only our will, there are so many difficult aspects to the situation. As there are so many things we can’t change…”

Question 2. The establishment of a two-member TVXQ, honestly, we’re sad about this : O
SM recently announced that, “U-Know Yunho and Choikang Changmin, will form a two-member TVXQ, release a new song on January 5th and make a comeback.” What do JYJ think about this? Yoochun confessed that, “There is a side of us that is sad about this.” Because the team’s name was about the three members had worried about and discussed the most when they were creating their new team. But he added that, “But this is a decision that was made by SM. I’m sure that in their hearts, the two members are also feeling uncomfortable about this and are having a hard time because of it. But the decision has been made, so I hope all goes well for them.”

Jaejoong also added that, “Though we do feel a little sad that the two members are going to make a comeback as TVXQ, we are thankful that they didn’t say that TVXQ is now gone. We’re going to support the two members’ comeback.”

Question 3. But we will still be TVXQ eternally : 0
Though they are physically apart, their hearts are still one. Jaejoong stated, “Regardless of whether or not they are using the name now, even if the team name disappeared, we are still TVXQ. It was during our time as TVXQ that we shone the most and gave it our all. That is something that no one can deny.”

He continued to explain that, “We didn’t work hard to see who could do better between them and us. We worked hard with all our might because we felt that we should be successful enough as to not disgrace the name of TVXQ,” and “Though we have come to such a situation due to our problems with the agency, we are still members of TVXQ. The three of us alone cannot be TVXQ. Cassiopeia was created because they loved TVXQ as a whole, not because they loved individual members.”

Question 4. We think we are idols stricken with age : O
Junsu, Yoochun and Jaejoong debuted in the Kpop scene as teenagers. Five years have passed and they have become youths in their mid-20s. Though the question of age is one that can be quite fatal to idols, JYJ nodded without a hint of hesitation.

Yoochun revealed that, “It’s not that we’re old. I think that we’re still pretty young but because so many kids who are much younger than us are debuting, we feel like they find it hard to relate to us when we get the chance to meet.” But Jaejoong joked as he said, “But don’t you think we look quite young for our age?”

They were able to build on their appearance as artistes with five years of experience in their pockets. Their new album includes compositions by the three members and they participated in making the decisions on their photoshoots, the album concept and the song choice. Junsu showed his pride as he said, “Though there was much more that we had to worry about and work on, that made us feel more affectionate towards this album. I feel as though we are leaning more towards being artistes rather than idols than before.”

Question 5. We knew that JYJ would be a hit : X
This was the only question that was answered with an X. They only printed a small number of albums because they weren’t expecting much as the album market is in such a slump. But the reaction they received was so unexpectedly explosive that even people in their agencies weren’t able to receive CDs.

Jaejoong said, “We were allowed to choose album numbers for ourselves. I got number 99,999, Junsu got number 9,999 and Yoochun got number 2.” Though they ranked #1 on the album sales charts, they did not have many opportunities to perform. Other than their showcases and concerts, they weren’t able to showcase their talents as singers.

Regarding this, Junsu said, “Of course we do feel upset that we didn’t have many opportunities to perform. But there were many things we anticipated would come our way including restrictions on our activities. So we focused more on the sense of accomplishment and joy we felt about the fact that our first album, created from our hard work and our effort, had been released. It is meaningful to us.”

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101221 Drama – Movies – Musicals… ‘The Idol Era is Now’

Idol’s spectacular performances and singing that hooked the eyes and  ears of the teens have changed. The idols who have already conquered the  music industry, now started to receive TV roles and musical stages that  had pushed idols on an onslaught strategy for the year 2010.

From here on call me ‘actor’

Regardless of the ratings, public still went on to enjoy national  popular drama KBS 2TV “SungKyunKwan Scandal” with the “flower scholars”  and the popular star trio who won the attention of the masses.

Especially TVXQ’s singer Park Yoochun, thanks to his leading role in  “SungKyunKwan Scandal”, he’s able to show a new look of him to the  public. Park Yoochun was already recognized as popular singer, yet as an  actor he had to be sure to fit the role of the stereotype ‘smooth and  cool’ like character and successfully maintain stable expressions.

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Musical idol rising ★

These days is hard to find musical performances which is not casting any idol.

The most prominent of these idol stars is JYJ’s Kim Junsu. He first  set foot on the market as a musical actor with musical “Mozart” in last  January, and once again will rise to the musical stage cast as the hero  of “Tears in Heaven” that will be aimed to whole world.

As proof to the popularity of Kim Junsu, as soon as the “Tears in  Heaven” site opened the ticket reservation, the server stopped  functioning as being collapsed from too much traffic, and 5 minutes  after reservation started a thousand seats were sold out. This Kim Junsu  who boasts power as a singer has become a musical actor.

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The Pictorial Buzz… U-Know Yunho-Choikang Changmin, Who’s Leading?

TVXQ U-Know Yunho or Choikang Changmin, who is the leader in fashion magazine area? Up til now, a lot of experts seemingly will choose at U-Know Yunho’s side.

Recently TVXQ had unveiled a collection of stunning pictures for a fashion magazine. It’s the female magazine ‘Marie Claire’ January issue which began to sale on last December 19th and contains pictorial of the members!!

Through the pictorial, you can feel the cold yet sad lingering atmosphere of TVXQ that was absorbed well by a series of black chic costumes and dark make ups, one who stood out was especially TVXQ U-Know Yunho whose acts and eyes were shinning in this pictorial.

TVXQ member Choikang Changmin is also an experienced fashion magazine model, however U-Know Yunho still has the more glamorous career.

In the month of June this year U-Know Yunho was chosen as model for global fashion magazine ‘Marie Claire’ Asia, and he’s able to show his chic and unique sophisticated charm without fail. In particular, he even have appeared on the cover of August edition of Marie Claire that was sold specially for Thailand fans.

Meanwhile, Choikang Changmin’s peculiarity which is his tall figure was supported well with the black suits he’s wearing in the pictorial, showing off his soft masculinity perfectly.

In another fashion magazine released in August this year, ‘W Korea’, U-Know Yunho also successfully featured his cool aura to public. Having drawn with tattoos in Greek mythology pattern, U-Know Yunho tried a shocking concept which he’d never experienced before. An official at the photoshoot praised the singer, “U-Know Yunho was really excited with the unique concept of the photoshoot, his commitment to his work is definitely impressive.”

Not only those two magazines. In October, fashion magazine ‘High-Cut’ chose U-Know Yunho as its pictorial model and left the autumn concept to him.

‘High-Cut’ shoot was said to be taken in United States with famous designer Scott Sternberg. After the shooting, when Scott was asked about his impression on U-Know Yunho, he soon answered, “So cute.”

TVXQ will make a comeback on the upcoming January 5th.


101220 JYJ’s First Interview “We Consider Ourselves As TVXQ Before JYJ”

JYJ, comprising of Yoochun, Jaejoong and Junsu from the original Hallyu idol group TVXQ, have taken their first step once more. Through their first heart-to-heart interview, they conveyed their honest opinions on the current situation, plans for the future, and their lawsuit with SM Entertainment.

They, who have been born again as JYJ from TVXQ, stated that they have never forgotten their ‘TVXQ’ roots. Though they are walking down a tunnel that wears them out physically and emotionally with many ordeals such as their continued lawsuit with SM, and the TV appearance restrictions that face them due to this problem, this is something they had been anticipating from the start. JYJ, who sing of hope amidst the chaos and adversities that surround them, are thankful of and treasure even the smallest things, as if they’ve embraced once more the feelings they had during their times as rookies.

What should be especially noted is that fans are an absolute presence to them. If talk of fans came up even when we were conversing pleasantly, their voices would drop deeper, and their eyes would tear up. We listened to JYJ’s story of spreading their presence out into the world with the fans’ support on their backs.

-What’s different about having activities as JYJ than before? What are the good and bad points?

▲ A good point would be that we’ve definitely fixed what needed to be fixed contract-wise, and the agency and the artiste are now on equal levels. We control what we do and how we do it from the beginning to the end. Those would be the advantages and we’ve formed an attachment to them.

A disadvantage could be that our current agency is weaker system-wise than our past one as it is quite new, which may be causing some of the ordeals we are still facing. But we don’t see it as a disadvantage because we see this as the process of becoming stronger. We are slowly but surely strengthening our system.

-The two members of TVXQ under SM will begin their activities in January? What do you think about this?

▲ We hope everything goes well for them. Our two friends’ comeback is something to welcome and we wish to support it. But honestly, we do feel sad that they’re using the name TVXQ. It’s not that they are TVXQ and we are JYJ. We consider ourselves as TVXQ before JYJ. It isn’t that the name TVXQ and the members are separate, it is that the name is meaningful only when the five of us are together. That is why we decided, after much thought and consideration, to use our initials to create JYJ instead of using the name of our group TVXQ so their decision makes us feel all the more sad with mixed emotions.”

-The Beginning album is in English. Why is it in English? Why did you choose to make a worldwide album?

▲ It’s not that we insisted that it had to be in English, we just decided to create a worldwide album because we have fanbases, not only in Korea, but in other places such as Asia and the US. We are so happy to have been able to meet with such top producers.

-Participation by representative artistes such as Kanye West and Rodney Darkchild Jerkins made your album a hot issue. What was it like?

▲ Before we met them, we felt a little pressured and wanted to keep our distance because they are such famous individuals. But once we met them, we found them to be great people who made us feel comfortable. Though we were distant at first, in the end, we felt that, ‘They’re people, just like us.”

-Your concert ended recently. There were many ups and downs, but how does it feel to have ended your concert well?

▲ The story of the concert is like a movie. We prepared so much, our anticipation was so high and we did our best to get ready, but we were met with hail and snow on the first day, which meant that we had to take down the roof cover that we had devoted the most time and energy on; it was so distressing. Because of this, there were 3~4 programs that we didn’t get to show our fans and we were upset because it felt as though we had failed to keep our promise to our fans.

But we were satisfied with the new type of choreography that we tried out with America’s best choreographers, the performances and the new songs. We were happy to have fans there with their warm support though it was such a cold day and we believe that the concert was a satisfactory one overall. After it was over, the members got together and cried our eyes out. We suffered by sleeping two, three hours in a week and there were many up and downs, but we feel happy to know that we showed our fans everything we wanted to show them.

-The lyrics for the song ‘Pierrot’ became a hot topic because of their profound meaning. What meaning do your compositions have for you? Do you write songs in your spare time? Does that mean we can presume that these compositions will be included in a new album soon?

▲ We do not feel that you have to write songs in order to be a musician. We write songs in our spare time for fans because we like music and we enjoy composing music and find it fun. Another reason is because we wanted to sing songs in Korean for our Korean fans at our concert. Because the songs were well-received, we want to release a commemoration album and we’re preparing one right now.

(Jaejoong) For the songs I composed, I wrote them thinking back to the times when I first began writing songs. Nine, which was written with the most basic chords in music, is meaningful as it reminisces of past memories, and I wrote Pierrot because I’ve always wanted to write a song criticizing society, much like many of the songs that came out during our rookie days, and I wanted to write about the stories of students trapped in school.

-Haven’t there been interferences in your activities, such as problems with appearing on TV and distributing your OST? How do you feel about these?

▲ We think it would be more adequate to call them hindrances, rather than interferences. Those were difficult times. But this was something we had anticipated from the start. It’s hard to decide to leave your agency if you aren’t prepared to accept that you may never be able to sing on stage again. We had mixed feelings and would think ‘How could they do such a thing’ at times, but we never gave up and thanks to our fans and our management family, we were able to reap good results. We believe we are now making great progress.

-We can’t not talk about the lawsuit. Recently, there has been much talk about your relationship with C-JeS, your current agency, what kind of contract do you have with them?

▲ C-JeS isn’t our ‘entertainment agency’, they are our ‘management agency’. We are trying to integrate a system that has never been tried before in Korea but is used in Japan and the US. It is where you sign a contract for each specialized job, such as management, distribution and advertisement. Not only are we using this system because we can’t sign on with another entertainment agency, but also because we want to work hard with a sense of duty as many people are watching to see what we’ll do next. C-JeS respects artistes and have been taking the role of an assistant till now, helping us to achieve good results.

-Your Japanese agency decided to suspend your activities indefinitely due to your relationship with C-JeS, what will happen to your future activities in Japan?

▲ It’s a frustrating problem. We’re trying as hard as we can to resolve the issue.

-Please say a couple of words to greet 2011 for your fans, who have been waiting to meet JYJ.

▲ (Yoochun) Because 2011, full of hope, is approaching, I don’t want to talk about this and that of my past anymore though it may be hard to keep it in. JYJ is prepared to show you the ‘epitome of working hard’ by working as hard as we can. I want to meet with fans in a casual environment. Next year, I will have fun while participating in our activities.

(Jaejoong) Me too. I don’t know what I should say because I have so many things to say, but honestly, these days I feel a bit confused. Please take this in a good way. I was confused as to who I should put as my priority in my life, is it me, is it our fans who helped me overcome the many waves that crashed down on my life, or is it best to prioritize both myself and our fans. People probably saw the fluctuations in my emotions through the tweets on my Twitter account. If I think of myself before others, I feel cold-hearted but if I think of our fans before others including myself, tears spring to my eyes. It’s been hard trying to find a balance, but I don’t think there will be any days in the future that were harder than those early this year. I will work hard for myself and for others.

(Junsu) What I can honestly say is that it’s a miracle that we’ve been able to come so far though we’ve gone through so many ridiculous ups and downs and it’s all thanks to our fans that we’ve been able to attain such an opportunity. I sincerely thank our fans. And our members, who held on much better than I did. I’ve been able to stay strong thanks to those two. We’ll keep knocking as hard as we can to open up more doors and possibilities.

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