Archive for May, 2011

110530 Daily Post Of JYJ Tweets

This post will be updated throughout the day with tweets by JYJ.
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, May 30th to 5:59am KST, May 31st.

You’re such a dork Kim Junsu♥
(Junsu, 12:23pm KST) Actually.. I’ve been gifted with new powers…

(Junsu, 12:24pm KST) I am Spiderman!!

(Junsu, 12:30pm KST) Ahahaha

Make that two dorky Kims~
(Junho, 1:21pm KST) @0101xiahtic Oh~ You’re Spiderman.. I didn’t know that. Though I’m hiding it right now, I use to turn into Hulk when I played baseball.. Let’s duel, Spiderman!! I’ll show you the scariness of the HULK!!(`_´)ゞ
(Junsu, 1:36pm KST) @iamzunoya call~~~
(Junsu, 1:44pm KST) @iamzunoya But then again.. You’ve always liked the Hulk.. lol You two are even similar in size lol For me, Spiderman is the best!!
(Junho, 2:08pm KST) @0101xiahtic Oh~!! Deal?? keke I will dodge all your spiderwebs!!!!!ε=ε=ε=ε=ε=ε=┌(; ̄◇ ̄)┘Victory will be based on speed and power~!!^^ I will show you the scariness of HULK, the green monster…!!
(Junsu, 2:14pm KST) @iamzunoya Now that I think about.. Hulk is fast in speed too..

Heroes and now Video games (which is what I’m presuming they’re talking about)? WHERE ARE THE CATS?
(Kyung Jong, 1:58pm KST) @0101xiahtic @iamzunoya Tabo has conquered White Lion. Huhu Many things have changed in the world
(Junsu, 2:05am KST) @StarBell87 Really?? Liar
(Kyung Jong, 2:15pm KST) @0101xiahtic When we play rock, paper, scissors to pick teams..They pick me first in an instant^^ Many people believe that I’m now skilled enough to go one on one against you..
(Junsu, 3:30pm KST) @StarBell87 But it’s been a while since I’ve played..ㅠ But I will not lose to you!!

Awwww Junsu misses Japan… and probably Hitsumabushi ;)
(Junho, 3:36pm KST) Done with today’s schedule! I finished early today^^ Though it’s stopped raining, it looks like it’s going to start again~ But it’s nice because it’s cooled down a lot(^3^)-☆
(Junsu, 4:41pm KST) @iamzunoya The weather must have been bad these days in Japan?? It’s been so long since I’ve been there.. I want to go to Japan real soon..

Lol at Junsu freaking out about his team, obviously they need their duckbutt captain♥
(Ji Hwan, 4:20pm KST) I must have played soccer for too long yesterday,, My body’s drooping from fatigue,, ㅠㅠ And I have to go work out at the gym,ㅠㅠㅠㅠ
(Junsu, 5:39pm KST) @JiHwan_Sim I’m tired too because I used my supernatural powers for the first time in a while..
(Ji Hwan, 5:46pm KST) @0101xiahtic hahaha Hyung, you look like you’re having fun!! haha Come back soon~ haha
(Junsu, 6:12pm KST) @JiHwan_Sim Ji Hwan!! You’re the only I can trust!! fc men Hwaiting!!

Source: [Junsu+Others’ Twitter]
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JYJ discusses their growth as artists through their world tour

With just two more stops to go in their two month-long world tour, JYJ recently sat down with Star Today to reflect on their tour thus far.

Jaejoong, who’s also the director for their Asian tour, began, “I aimed to create a stage that allowed artists to express their full potential. I paid special attention to understanding the culture of every city we were performing in and to converse more directly with our fans there. It was extremely heartwarming to see my thoughts come alive at every concert through our fans, and it’s definitely a thrilling experience. I’m thankful for everyone who came to see us.”

Junsu continued, “Bravo! I love it when the crowd shouts that. We’re with the best choreography teams for our American stops. They’ve worked with stars like Beyonce and Christina Aguilera, so the happiest moment for me is when they gave us a thumbs up and when staff members praised our live’s harmony. Because our staff members have worked with world pop stars, I do weigh their opinions more heavily. I’m glad that they feel our potential.”

Yoochun added, “The more time passes, the stronger we’re getting. I can feel that we’re growing and moving towards a better direction. With every new concert that we complete, things start to come together and the level of perfection gets higher. This world tour makes my heart swell with pride.”

Jaejoong finally concluded, “The tracks that we composed for our world tour are receiving a lot of love, which makes me proud. We hope to grow as artists that continue to make great tracks under the name of JYJ, and hope to meet more fans across the globe.”

JYJ will be concluding their American tour in San Jose on June 3rd before concluding the tour altogether in Busan on the 11th and 12th.

Source + Photos: Star Today via Nate
Credit: Allkpop

110529 Daily Post Of JYJ Tweets

This post will be updated throughout the day with tweets by JYJ.
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, May 29th to 5:59am KST, May 30th.

*gawks at the screen* ………. DA-YUM BOY. What’s cookin’ good lookin’? ;)
(Jaejoong, 1:01pm KST) thank you Egg hyung^^

Source: [Jaejoong’s Twitter]
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110528 Ripley’s Park Yoochun : “My Character In The Drama Hides His Pain, Like I Do” – A Meaningful Remark

In “Miss Ripley,” Park Yoochun participates in an appointment ceremony to become the youngest Director, exuding a warm charisma.

In the new MBC drama “Miss Ripley” that starts airing on 30 May, Park Yoochun uses a warm, endearing smile and persuasive leadership skills to express the style of the second generation conglomerate Director.

In “Miss Ripley,” Park Yoochun’s character Song Yoo Hyun possesses good looks, a slender figure, rich family, extraordinary capabilities, a kind heart and other qualities, all put together into a “perfect man”. Song Yoo Hyun is the heir to “Mondo Resorts,” which owns resorts all over the world, and is introduced as the “youngest director,” showing his extraordinary skills.

In the ceremony to appoint Song Yoo Hyun as Director, his thoughtful manner of speech and naturally polite manner earns him the respect of others, exuding a “gentle charisma.” Instead of the cool charisma that intimidates others, Song Yoo Hyun’s power comes from not letting his true abilities show, but instead showing a controlled charisma through his eyes and actions, a Director with a different style of power.

It is said that in every scene, Park Yoochun exudes charisma with a warm and friendly smile, and is perfectly immersed in the character Song Yoo Hyun. According to an insider, when director Choi Yee Seob met Park Yoochun for the first time, he discovered (Yoochun’s) unique smile that brightens the day, and adorable manner of speaking and thought to himself, “this is really similar to the character of Song Yoo Hyun,” with great anticipation.

Also, with regards the role of Song Yoo Hyun which he was going to play, Park Yoochun said, “Song Yoo Hyun and I share many similarities. For example, instead of expressing his emotions, he often hides it in his heart. Also, he is always smiling even though he is hurting inside,  which is similar to me,” and “this is why I’m always afraid that I will use my own (Park Yoochun) manner of speech instead while filming.”

The production company said, “Park Yoochun’s image suits the role of the “perfect man” Song Yoo Hyun who possesses good looks, ability, character and more,”  “Park Yoochun managed to naturally express the “charisma of controlled emotions hidden beneath a smile,” please look forward to it.”


Source : [BaiduTVXQ + Nate]
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Concert Review: JYJ @ Prudential Arena, Newark, NJ

It was a chilly, drizzly Sunday evening when I arrived at Prudential Center for JYJ’s Newark concert on the 22nd of May. There weren’t nearly as many people as I had expected –- I guess I was picturing something similar to the lines that spanned avenues at last November’s JYJ showcase in Manhattan. Then again, it was a Sunday night, and this was Newark, of all places.

That’s not to say that the energy level was low though, because fans – ranging from hoards of young teenyboppers to older married women (and the families they dragged along with them) – were bouncing off the walls in excitement.

JYJ fans are perhaps the most organized and dedicated fans I’ve encountered. I learned that they had a meet-up at the nearby park distributing red t-shirts hours before doors opened. At the venue, girls in red from head to toe were making their rounds, handing out glowsticks, red light sticks, and white light sticks, which I was told (on multiple occasions, mind you) were to be saved for the very last song.

Once doors opened and the crowd rushed inside, the huge arena felt eerily empty at first. I overheard a guy, probably in his late teens, chuckle as he followed his friends down to their seats. “There’s like nobody here,” he scoffed (only to be hit in the arm by the girls he came with). By the time the show started, the venue was filled to about …60% capacity, 70% maybe.

After the “Be My Girl (Remix)” dance tutorial was shown on the big screen and a few instrumental versions of JYJ songs played, it was finally showtime.

The lights went out, and the chanting/screaming/squealing began.

Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu – collectively known as JYJ – rose from beneath the stage after a dramatic pause following the piano intro to “Empty.” The trio was dressed from head to toe in shiny suits: Jaejoong in red, Yoochun in blue, and Junsu in green. Each with different patterns and feathered accessories, but shiny nonetheless.

After pumping up the crowd with “Empty” and “I.D.S (I Deal Scenario),” the three stood in the center of the extended stage, soaking up the JYJ chants from the audience.

I’ll probably never know if they were disappointed with the turnout that night, but there was a clear difference in energy between the first couple songs and the rest of the concert. It wasn’t that they weren’t trying, but they had a far-off look on their faces, like something else was on their mind. Either way, I think the intensity of the chanting shook them out of their daze because the next song, “Nine,” was executed beautifully.

In that moment, as the three harmonized during that captivating ballad, I finally understood why MTV K readers chose Jaejoong as K-Pop’s Sexiest Male Idol. Sure, I always thought he was kind of handsome (in a girly sort of way), but seeing him in person made me realize just how gorgeous this guy actually is. (Fine, Sunny, you win).

As for Junsu, you can’t say anything about his looks until you’ve seen him in person. The camera does not do him justice. It’s a unique mix of adorable and masculine, and he oozes with charisma onstage. Yoochun also looks younger and much more handsome than pictures make him out to be, and his playful smile is absolutely infectious.

“Welcome to the JYJ Worldwide Tour!”

Yoochun did most of the talking throughout the night. Jaejoong and Junsu each piped in with their rehearsed lines, “Enjoy the show!” and “Let’s have a good time together!” before Yoochun introduced the next song, “Pierrot.”

…Or “Pyro,” as he pronounced it. (Not that anyone minded).

An hour into the show brought us to a smooth performance of “Be My Girl,” followed by a behind-the-scenes slideshow video of the trio as they headed backstage for a costume change.

As JYJ performed “Be The One” and “Ayy Girl” in their sleek black and silver outfits, I got a real sense of their experience and professionalism. Being onstage is like second nature for these guys — effortlessly belting out notes while performing intense choreography, comfortably making use of the entire stage, and interacting with the female dancers to get their fans screaming. JYJ are true performers, in the fullest extent of the word.

But that’s the thing that gets me. You’d think that after performing sold-out shows at huge stadiums like Japan’s Tokyo Dome that they’d just resort to half-assing the choreography. Why? Because obviously, they’d look still good doing that.

But they don’t. And that calls for some respect.

For their individual performances, Yoochun, Junsu, and Jaejoong each sang their solo songs from The Beginning, starting with Yoochun’s “I Love You.”

Even before JYJ was formed, I never considered Yoochun a particularly strong singer, but I guess I was wrong because he really does hold his own. My appreciation for his unique timbre and almost-husky voice was interrupted when a female dancer put her hands between his leg and grabbed his crotch. It took me a second to snap out of the shock, but props to him for keeping it together as the dancers each took their turn rubbing up against him. Fans were going crazy, but I couldn’t tell if they were mortified… or jealous?

Junsu’s solo was simply breathtaking. I found myself ignoring the elementary lyrics of “I Can Soar” because he was able to make them sound so precious, and I barely noticed his ugly objectionable belted top while he serenaded the lone ballerina upstage.

Jaejoong’s artsy solo performance, “Still in Love,” was the epitome of his creative direction as concert director. Two male dancers held up a sheer curtain across the stage that the female dancers incorporated into their sexy choreography. Compared to Junsu and Yoochun, Jaejoon maintains a more graceful composure onstage. Anyone else in his shoes might give off a detached, almost haughty impression, but Jaejoong carries himself with an elegant and mysterious air of confidence.

“Found You” from the soundtrack of Yoochun’s drama, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, came after a short dance break introducing JYJ’s dancers (though we never actually learned their names). Everyone in the stadium was singing along, and JYJ seemed pleased at the immense popularity of the song, playfully interacting with each other and the crowd.

“Are you guys having a good time?!” Yoochun yelled after the song ended. He asked Jaejoong and Junsu to say something as well, but they started drinking their water bottles to avoid talking, even though Yoochun said they could speak in Korean.

“Thank you so much for being here,” he said, giving a huge grin. Fans in the front started yelling something, so he leaned forward and whispered back, “I love you too.”

Once the euphoric screaming subsided, he introduced the next song, “Fallen Leaves.”

“We wrote this song thinking about you guys.”

The biggest treat of the night was getting to hear the full live versions of the four (count ‘em!) not-yet-released JYJ songs.

1. “Boy’s Letter” is another beautiful ballad that highlights JYJ’s mastery of harmonizing. At one point the music practically cuts off and Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu carry out the lines with such emotion and power. And Junsu… when he sang “Now, I will make your heart beat…” I almost forgot to breathe. I don’t know how any audio recording will be able to capture the depth he brings to this song.

2. “You’re” is similar to “Found You” in that it’s a mid-tempo track with a bright melody. It was also nice to see Yoochun rapping in Korean again, his original element, and Jaejoong and Junsu’s ad libs in the background made for a refreshing mix. And of course, fans were eating up the lyrics: “Because we are one.” JYJ really knows how to please their fans. Not to mention later on when Yoochun screamed “Always Keep the Faith” as they walked off the stage. What a player.

3. “Get Out” raised the energy level up a few notches. JYJ came out wearing jeans, their white JYJ t-shirts, and colorful jackets (my favorite look that night). I was surprised at how many fans already knew the words to this song (well actually, all of the unreleased songs), and the interaction between JYJ and the crowd was at its peak during this portion of the concert, including the remixes of “Be My Girl” and “Empty” that came right before and after this song.

[Bonus: Yoochun screamed F*** You towards the end of the song, even though there was already a bleep placed in the song. Maybe he was just so excited that he thought it’d be a cool thing to do. How cute.]

4. “In Heaven,” the encore song, was by far the highlight of the show. Everyone pulled out their white light sticks (if they hadn’t already), and the mix of red and white made for a surreal atmosphere as Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu, still drenched in sweat from the “Empty” remix, sang their heart out for the last song of the night.

The song itself kind of reminds me of TVXQ’s “Love in the Ice.” It’s a powerful heart-wrenching ballad that calls for the trio’s rawest, most emotive vocals, and I was blown away for the umpteenth time.

“In Heaven” was the perfect song to end the show – with the most appropriate lyrics (“Don’t go, don’t go, I love you, I love you…”) to wrap things up.

The three seemed pleased with themselves. They looked beyond tired, but there was a glimmer of satisfaction in their faces. Like, “Wow, look at what we just did.”

“Thank you so much for being here. We really hope to see you again at our next concert. We’ll work hard, so please cheer us on. Thank you, thank you.” As Junsu closed with these words, JYJ took a long dramatic bow, and the night was finally over.

I think what impressed me the most was neither JYJ’s superior vocals nor their precise dancing skills. It was the energy with which they performed. If anyone was watching Yoochun during the “Empty (Remix)” performance, they’ll know what I’m talking about.

Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu poured their everything into those two hours, knowing that within days, weeks, they’d be doing the same exact thing in another city, another country. It was borderline desperate, but mostly just impressive…

And that’s when it struck me. Have they really gone back to this rookie mindset? Was this really a new beginning for them?

Maybe in their heads they’ve just started this new journey to climb up to the top, but their bodies and voices say otherwise. JYJ are veterans to the stage. There’s no denying it. Music is their home, the stage their natural environment – and it definitely shows.

People say that you never really hear an artist’s music until you see it live.

For JYJ, that saying has never been more true.

JYJ Newark Concert Set List
1. “Empty”
2. “I.D.S (Ideal Scenario)”
3. “Nine”
4. “Pierrot”
5. “Be My Girl”
6. “Be The One”
7. “Ayy Girl”
8. “I Love You” (Yoochun solo)
9. “Mission”
10. “I Can Soar” (Junsu solo)
11. “Still in Love” (Jaejoong solo)
12. “Found You”
13. “Fallen Leaves”
14. “Boy’s Letter”**
15. “Be My Girl (Remix)”
16. “You’re”**
17. “Get Out”**
18. “Empty (Remix)”
19. “In Heaven” (Encore)**
**unreleased track

Written by: Anna Park @

110528 ‘The Male Star With The Most Suspicious Face-off’ Is JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong

‘Gossip House’, OnStyle’s TV tabloid, released the results for the cheeky poll titled ‘The Male Star with the most Suspicious Face-off’.

In a survey about the nation’s most handsome male stars who have the most suspicious face-offs, who were chosen for looking different from their past selves, 545 netizens voted through the portal site Daum from the 11th to the 16th.

The 7 nominees for the survey were JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong, TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho, Jang Dong Gun, Jisung, Kim Hyun Joong, Jang Geun Seok and Lee Teuk.

The man to come in first place by a landslide was JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong with his sharp facial features. He received 57% (275 votes) of the total votes.

Netizens who chose him left comments such as, “He’s like a perfect sculpture now, such a handsome guy. But in old photos, he looks like the ordinary guy next door” and “I can’t find the stage presence that he has now in his old photos.”

Second place went to TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho with 13% (63 votes) of the votes. In the case of U-Know Yunho, who has had his teeth realigned, he looks like and gives off a feel of a completely different person since the treatment, leaving many with envious suspicions of his face-off.

One netizen stated, “You’d only become that handsome after such treatment if you had the basic good-looks to begin with. Though I don’t want to admit it, I’m jealous.”

Kim Hyun Joong(8%), Jisung(6%), Lee Teuk(6%) and Jang Dong Gun(5%) took 3rd~6th place respectively.

Source: TV DAILY
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