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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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110622 Yoon Hyung Bin Says, “I Insulted TVXQ And Was Insulted By 180,000 People In One Hour”

Comedian Yoon Hyung Bin talked about a dizzying moment during his days as ‘Wang Biho’.

In the ‘Strong Heart’ episode that aired on the 21st, Yoon Hyung Bin talked about what happened to him after insulting TVXQ during his days as ‘Wang Biho’ in the KBS tv show ‘Gag Concert’.

On this day, Yoon Hyung Bin aroused the curiosity of many when he said, “Kang Hodong earned a Guinness World Record by shaking hands with 28.233 people in eight hours. But that doesn’t even measure up to what happened to me.”

According to the comedian, his homepage was flooded when he insulted TVXQ on ‘Gag Concert’. His homepage was visited by a total of 180,000 people in a mere hour and became ‘a field of insults’.

Yoon Hyung Bin said, “At that time, as soon as I said TVXQ’s name, the audience looked at me with sincere worry for my safety,” and “The insult I made was, ‘They have a fanclub of 800,000 but have only sold 100,000 copies of their album?’”

He continued to show the power(?) of TVXQ by saying, “When I looked at the ‘field of insults’ on my homepage, I thought ‘Wow, I’ve never seen those kinds of insults before,’” and “I’ve always been attacked by my antifans when I was ‘Wang Biho’. Usually, 20,000 to 30,000 people would appear on my homepage but when I insulted TVXQ, I attracted 180,000 people.”

Source: [tv report]
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110622 ‘StarQ10′ What Are The Unusual Records That TVXQ Have Set?

What records have Hallyu stars TVXQ set that have surprised the world?

On the 25th, SBS’ E!TV ‘StarQ10′ made an investigation into TVXQ’s unusual Guinness World records as well as their overseas activities.

In 2008, TVXQ won the Guinness World Record for the biggest fanclub in the world and in 2009, they won the record for being the most photographed celebrities in the world with over 500 million photos taken of them.

During their Japanese tour, they set a record by selling out their tickets in a mere second. They surprised everyone when it was found that they were so active overseas in 2004 that they traveled the equivalent of 80 trips around the world.

TVXQ even proved their popularity in China when they received 136,031,908 votes in a popularity vote on a Chinese site. A Russian figure skater (Ilia Kulik) even used one of TVXQ’s songs for his gala show.

‘StarQ10′ staff plan to call overseas Korean residents to listen to the extent of K-POP’s popularity and the Hallyu Wave.

In this episode, questions for ‘SM idol groups who are redrawing the Hallyu map with K-POP’ will be revealed in six keywords.

The episode of SBS’ E!TV ‘StarQ10′ will air on the 25th at 2:30.

Source: [tv daily]
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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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