Archive for the ‘U-Know Yunho’ Category

It’s been a very long time since I last posted a blog entry that solely contains what I feel and what’s been running on my mind. After the whole issue about DBSK splitting to JYJ and the new DBSK composed of HoMin, I haven’t written a lot of opinionated posts anymore. I actually missed writing such posts and I have attempted a lot of times to try and write one again but I just don’t seem to have the motivation to write anything anymore. Maybe it’s because most of the time, voicing out what I feel and what I think of the situation hurts so much. I just stopped writing because I wanted to avoid the pain.

But tonight, I just can’t help but express what I feel by writing an op-ed. I’ve been holding back for so long that I think it doesn’t matter anymore if I’m being re-acquainted with the pain I felt because of DBSK.

For the past few days, I’ve been checking out information about SM Entertainment’s new group EXO. I was curious because a lot of the people I know who likes to listen to K-pop has been talking about this rookie group. True enough, they are indeed an interesting bunch of guys. I think their songs are good, they have powerful dance choreography and the members Luhan, Kris, Sehun and Suho really caught my attention. I was ALMOST ready to join in the EXO bandwagon and start fangirling over them.

But then everything changed when I saw a video yesterday while looking  up for some videos of EXO. It was a video of DBSK’s performance of Bolero during their 4th Live Tour in Tokyo Dome. I clicked it and watched the video and suddenly, I found myself mesmerized by DBSK all over again. I suddenly found myself crying while watching my precious boys singing and I ended up watching a lot of their old videos and cuts from their concert tours.

Watching their videos made me realize so many things that I think I have tried to neglect and forget ever since they split into two groups.

I realized that because I was trying to avoid the pain of seeing them separated, I slowly and unconsciously drifted away from DBSK. I busied myself with work and attempted to try to look for another K-pop group to like and support. But even though I’ve been trying to ‘discover’ other groups for months now, I still can’t find a ‘suitable’ one to replace DBSK. I don’t see myself following their careers and sharing their happiness and pain like I did with DBSK. At first I thought I might really be losing my interest in K-pop, that maybe I’m getting tired of it. But now I know why I can’t seem to love any other K-pop group. It’s because DBSK is really irreplaceable. What other Cassies say is true, once you’re into DBSK, there is no turning back. I think if you’re a hardcore DBSK fan, a Cassiopeia, it’s really hard to like other groups because DBSK is just so great that it would be hard to look for a group who could match their greatness. What they have and what they can do is beyond anyone’s imagination. I have not seen any other group that can produce a beautiful harmony as DBSK. DBSK is the most precious miracle that happened in Asian pop.

I also realized that no matter how much I’m hurting over the fact that Yunho and Changmin still uses DBSK as their name and no matter how much I try to ignore them in hopes of reducing the pain and disappointment I’m feeling, I still care for these two guys so much. I may be more vocal of my support to JaeJoong, Junsu and Yoochun and I may be indifferent towards Yunho and Changmin but that doesn’t mean I don’t love them anymore. Yes, it still disappoints me whenever I hear them use the name DBSK to refer to their two-member group, it still hurts whenever I look back at the interviews where they said a few statements that could have hurt their brothers but then I realized it’s impossible for me to hate any of the five members because they are still, and always will  be my most treasured boys who hold a very special place in my heart.

And lastly, I realized how much I miss Cassiopeia. I miss the Red Ocean, that awesome fandom who is willing to do anything for our five stars. Part of the reason why the separation of DBSK is such a hard thing for me to bear is because along with the group’s split also came the division of Cassiopeia. For someone like me who draws strength from the knowledge that Cassiopeia is still one and united, the division of the fandom was something that really broke my heart. During the early period of the split, I had managed to keep my hope and faith intact but when I realized that Cassiopeia is slowly breaking into two just like DBSK, I lost hope and I myself began to take sides. But after looking back at Cassiopeia’s efforts for DBSK in the past, after looking at how beautiful a united Red Ocean looks like, I realized that I shouldn’t have given up and that I should never give up. Yes, it’s painful to know that K-pop’s most awesome fandom is in chaos right now but I believe that there are still those Cassies who still believe in the five members, those who are still keeping the faith. I also believe that those who have tried to run away and find comfort in another group/fandom will still come back to Cassiopeia and DBSK in the end, just like what happened to me. After all, once a Cassiopeia, always a Cassiopeia.

What DBSK and Cassiopeia has is a special bond like no other. We are at a point wherein our relationship is no longer that of an idol-fan. DBSK and Cassiopeia have become one in heart, mind and soul. We are no longer two separate beings who can easily turn away from each other. Through the years, we have shared each others’ happiness and pain and we’ve been through a lot of challenges together. This is another challenge that we have to face and we just have to stay strong for each other. One day, I believe that we can pass through this and all of this will be over. We just have to ALWAYS KEEP THE FAITH.

It feels great to be back home where I truly belong – to DBSK and Cassiopeia. :)

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Awww… this makes me wanna cry! :(

110725 Daily Post Of JYJ Tweets

…………Bawwwwwwwwwwww ;A;
(Jaejoong, 12:13am KST) Junsu always gets up earlier than the other members and gets all his hair and make up done for his photos before his tired members. He’s done that for the past eight years. Junsu’s sincerity is what got us here and I look up to Junsu as a coworker and a friend. There’s more than a lifetime’s worth of things to learn from Junsu. http://yfrog.com/kehd8ntj

(Jaejoong, 12:17am KST) Yoochun always keeps his neutrality. Placing himself in the middle of his members, he always watches over all of them. So the members never have a chance to think that they’re alone. He has the most free soul of all of us and he shares that resonance with us so that we all feel security within troubled times.

(Jaejoong, 12:18am KST) Our Junsu and Yoochun, who make me think.. that I must do better and better, are greedy people oh ho ho! (T/N: That’s a catchphrase that Yoo Sae Yoon uses in Golden Fishery in case anyone was wondering^^)

(Jaejoong, 12:27am KST) I don’t know if I can say this or not.. but I miss Yunho and Changmin too.. No matter what anyone says, they’re our members and because I know them better than anyone else.. Though people may say that I’m speaking nonsense.. It’s been a while, but I miss them.

(Junsu, 1:29am KST) @mjjeje Hyung, do you know this?? That there is no person on this earth like you…??^^
(Jaejoong, 2:01am KST) @0101xiahtic I don’t think I’ll need a girlfriend^^ I felt that I’m not lacking anything even with just you guys as we worked together for the first time in a while yesterday^^ haha You’re such a great strength to me Junsu^^ We’ll be together forever. Thanks for being by my side

Source: [Jaejoong+Junsu’s Twitter]
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110610 Stars’ Airport Fashion? ‘The Backpack Is A Must-Have Item’ – JYJ’s Park Yoochun And TVXQ

Sunglasses are already a staple for completing airport fashion, but celebrities are now adding on another finishing touch in the form of a backpack. Let’s take a look at what stars are wearing to the airport nowadays.

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JYJ’s Park Yoochun, who cannot be left out when talking of the fashionistas of airport fashion, can be seen completing his look with a backpack.

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In the airport to head out for their concert in France, TVXQ were also seen with backpacks. Choikang Changmin especially drew the attention of many with the studded design of his backpack.

Source: [money today 1 + 2]
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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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Ok, that’s it! I’ve had enough! I’M DONE WITH THIS.

110421 TVXQ To Perform ‘Rising Sun’ On Music Bank

[600th Episode Special Stage] We have received good news that TVXQ will be showing off their captivating stage presence through ‘Rising Sun’, the title piece of their second album that brought them to where they are now. ^.^

Source: [KBS Music Bank Twitter]
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110415 Yunho Talks Of The Split “I’ve Protected TVXQ Till Now And I Will Keep Protecting TVXQ”

TVXQ talked about the emotions they felt when the split between the group happened.

TVXQ appeared as the first guest stars on tvN’s ‘Taxi’ on April 14th and took time out our their schedule to talk about work, love and family.

Regarding the split, U-Know Yunho said, “It would be lie to say that it didn’t hurt to have to stand on stage as a duo,” and “We know so well that our three friends are talented and kind people, but it hurt because we were met by worried gazes when we said that we’d be making a comeback as a duo and there were even a lot of people who criticized our actions and said, ‘Do you really think you could succeed as a duo?’”

He continued to say, “That was what was most upsetting because I’ve always believed that protecting TVXQ is the priority,” and “I’ve protected TVXQ till now and I will keep protecting TVXQ.”

Choikang Changmin said, “It’s true that I felt a little hurt because the split came regardless of the fact that there was no change in our opinions and the two of us weren’t standing on a split path,” and “It’s true that I felt sad and worried (about our new album) because we have always been standing in the same place, doing the same things and preparing, just like we’ve always been doing.”

He also said, “But because you can’t turn back time and undo the things that have happened, I like to think more about accepting what has happened and working hard to show everyone how much we’ve evolved.”

Source: [newsen]
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110415 TVXQ Prove Their Care to Animal “One day I want to be your puppy”

TVXQ members took a heart warming picture with a puppy that showed their care to animal.

Recently backup dancer of TVXQ unveiled a picture of Yunho and Changmin via his personal twitter.

In the published picture, it was seen U-Know Yunho held a brown poodle with both of his hands and smiled, while Choikang Changmin posed by hugging the poodle as if it was a treasure in his arms and kissed its head. The picture was expected to be taken on the 14th before they appeared on a concert stage.

Fans commented, “Somehow my mind got purified by looking at the picture” “The puppy will be missing them.” “They even respect the rights of a puppy” “One day I want to be your puppy” showing their enviousness to the chocolate poodle.

TVXQ is currently promoting their follow up single ‘Know This Before You Go’

credit: Newsen
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