Now, here is the mechanics on how you can be included for his meet and greet, autograph session, and photo takin. Waaahhhhh!! I really hope The Face Shop Philippines would have this kind of event as well! ^^ Really envious. ^^
Woah!! It's been a while since we last saw Young Saeng perform on stage. Glad he performed the whole song 'Out the Club' which includes the rap part. I think this was the first time I saw him did this, usually he cuts it off after the second verse. This time, he finishes the whole song. ^^ And I notice Young Saeng's hair grows fast. ^^ Seems like yesterday when he had that red short hair which I totally love. ^^ I even colored my hair same as his. (pathetic kekeke) Anyways, enough of me. Here's our very own Prince Heo Young Saeng. ^^ (By the way, if you will notice at 1:17, Young Saeng being sexy, sticking out his tongue. ^^)
'Caring Leader'... I like that statement. ^^ Surely describes our Hyun Joong, right? ^^
Report on Kim Hyun Joong's Press Conference/Showcase
Via 'Boys Over Flowers', SS501's leader Kim Hyun Joong's popularity exploded in Japan. On July 29th, he held a showcase for his debut solo album 'Break Down' in Zepp Tokyo. During the press conference, the media asked him with his experience from SS501's Japan performances, is he still nervous? With a confident face, he replied 'Frankly I'm not nervous. What I'm concerned is how to make the live performances more interesting.' Management company boss Bae Yong Jun shares a senior-junior and friendship relationship with him. He mentioned that Bae Yong Jun frequently send him messages to encourage him. The difference with the promotions in Korea is Kim Hyun Joong's eye-catching blonde hairstyle, he explained 'This is due to the recent promotion of 'Kiss Kiss', to appear more cute.'
During the end of the press conference, it was photo-taking time. Several media protested against the three gigantic speakers on stage blocking their cameras' angles. Before the staffs respond, caring Leader(how Kim Hyun Joong fans call him) took the initiative and walked to the front of the stage. Because the cardboard figure that the organisers prepared was not captured, before the staffs react, Hyun Joong understood tacitly and moved to the spot desired by the media. 'Although due to the language barrier, Hyun Joong has the image of speaking little to the reporters, but his outspoken characteristic has been shown through details' many media praised.
'This is my first solo album, depicting the growth of a 26 years old man. From songs selection, to the filming of the MV, the design of the album cover, I took part in all.' the album is the fruit of his labour said Hyun Joong. What's memorable to the reporters is, Kim Hyun Joong self-mock saying 'I'll like to sing more songs too, but this mini-album only has this many songs.' Kim Hyun Joong revealed that the new album to be released in autumn 'has already finished recording all the songs'.
1 hour after the showcase ended, Kim Hyun Joong attended Fuji TV's program. The stage attracted 6000 fans. A representative of Fuji TV expressed 'There were 20 000 applications to be part of the audience'.
“Little Yonsama” Kim Hyun Joong(25)’s first solo album showcase in Japan has been a great success.
On the 29th in the afternoon, Kim Hyun Joong had a splendid performance on the stage, together with 1800 fans and 200 reporters in the audience at Tokyo Odaiba.
For this showcase, because there are more than 10 times the number of fans who wanted a ticket to attend this concert, this has indeed brought Kim Hyun Joong’s high popularity in Japan to light.
During the 1 hour showcase, Kim Hyun Joong revealed that “because of the many love that he has received from the Japanese fans for his solo album and to give something back to the fans, there has been ongoing plans of a tour around the whole of japan”.
The Japanese fans who were present at the showcase left comments on his Japanese mobile site, such as “This was really a magnificent performance, with great acoustic effects and everything else made the event such a satisfying and successful one”, “Hyun Joong’s dance and singing during the showcase was so handsome and it showed him at his best” .
Kim Hyun Joong is staying in Japan on the 2th of August for a ‘Playful Kiss’ event and he will be busy with several newspaper and magazine interviews as well.
Meanwhile, Keyeast revealed that Kim Hyun Joong’s Japan tour is in the midst of planning and will be “around November in 7 cities, starting from Osaka, Sapporo, Sendai, Hiroshima, Yokohama, Nagoya and Fukuoka”.
I'm so excited to watch the whole show with subs. That would de3finitely be so much fun and entertaining! ^^ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Kim HyunJoong on Secret, friends revealed startling secrets
‘Secret’ KHJ, friends from chicken shop exposed ‘startling’ secrets
For this, the veiled friends of Kim Hyunjoong has been made known to the public.
On the 30th of July KBS 2TV ‘Saturday Freedom’, the friends of Kim Hyun Joong who runs the chicken shop were broadcasted on Secret. Kim Hyun Joong’s friends made an appearance and revealed many of their childhood memories together.
His friends revealed how they had to do his part-time job on behalf of him, making Kim Hyun Joong flustered. However, their tight friendship has filled the studio with warmth.
Also, his friends also brought the chicken they’ve prepared as they made a surprise visit to the recording studio to give support to Kim Hyun Joong who was in the midst of recording the episode. Once again those who haven’t been able to speak during the interviews beforehand are now able to speak their mind.
Without any advance notice, the flustered expressions on Kim Hyun Joong’s face became apparent, as he shortly broke into many bright smiles. Until this moment the MCs caught the brighest expression on Hyun Joong’s face as they applauded their extraordinary friendships.
Meanwhile for the episode, other than Kim Hyun Joong, Tony An, Kim Jong Min, Eun Ji Won, Narsha, Lee Su Geun, Nana etc have struggled alone as more of their secrets where revealed during broadcast.
The tight friendships that Kim Hyun Joong had with his friends were confirmed on the 30th of July episode of Secret on KBS2 ‘Saturday Freedom”
Finally, I'm done with my errands, so back to blogging. kekekeke ^^ It seems there are a lot of news already, I'll try to keep up and update everything before 12 midnight PH time. ^^ Let's start with Hyun Joong's performance in KBS Open Concert. This was recorded days ago but was only broadcasted now. Kinda miss him performing this song. ^^
It has been 2 years since he returned to her program. He has not done radio for 2 years.
She comments on how good his voice is. Most of the time people talk about KHJ’s looks.
She says she is Bi’s fan but she was really impressed that there is someone more impressive or as impressive as Bi.
He says that he went through a lot to prepare for the debut…6 months of work, discouragements, slump and recharging. He also thought about quitting and just going back to acting but thought about all the people who worked hard with him. So he slept maybe 3~4 hours and practiced a lot until the debut. To overcome his feelings of discouragement, he just decided to throw hmself into the wrok as there was a goal of the debut date approaching.
He talked the most with KyuJong before he came out as solo as they both have not come out with album at that time. They would get together for soju and talk. KJ also worked hard by trying acting in Musical at this time and his hard work is paying off and that also encouraged him.
KHJ says that Break Down is much better with dance and on the stage.
He was struggling about whether to make BD or Please as title song. But his 2nd stage song will be Kiss Kiss instead of Please because people were showing much more heated enthusiasm for Kiss Kiss. Personally, he likes BD the best.
Someone wrote in that she thought KHJ would be very proud and haughty but she saw him at WeGotMarried and thought him very nice and also has a strong ability to make a living. She wonders if there are other types of misunderstanding that people have about him.
He says that people think that he is a type to go for wines and such. BUt in fact he prefers soju type of food. Even now he says that he drinks about 3 and half to 4 and half bottles. She is surpised that he can drink that much.
Regarding his popularity at youth. He says he had none as he rarely went to school. So he hardly had opportunity to meet girls. He also was not a gentle type of person as youth but a rough, soccer-loving kind of person. In fact, he says that girls were afraid of him. In his youth, his friends included 3 Kim’s including himself and all three were considered to have bad personalities. He is still very close to those friends and even now they do not have girlfriends as the personality was mooteukteuk-blunt and not so personable. (It is hard to tell from that statement whether he includes himself among the 2 Kims as not having a gf now. But it also sounds like he is not among them.–Korean language can be so vague!!)
MC says that just because someone is good-looking does not mean that he is popular. She also asks him about his height. He says he grew while he was active in Japan and then he is basically this height even in high school days.
Mc plays the PLEASE which is her favorite.
Regarding his hope for next acting job: he says that playing a smart and rich guy was difficult for him and the characters are kind of far from his true self. He prefers to play a role like Dok GoJin, a comical and playful character, from Greatest Love.
MC felt that KHJ would be better suited for action type of character like WonBin in Ajussi. KHJ says that if he plays a playful character, he would like something really comical and if it is an action actor, he would like to play it more seriously.
It appears that his bday is a national holiday to honor the people who servied the country. So he used to think that flags were flying for his bday. As a elementary student, he would play soccer and eat chicken and pizza. As a jh student he would get money together and eat grilled pork skin and or jjajjangmyun and play soccer. As a high school student, he and his friends tried to imitate adults by getting a soju together and trying some.
His motto is that life is one shot. He does not think about fantasy or past life but that life is now. He is born a KHJ so he will do his best to live well until death. He has a second motto which is that don’t be a number one but be the only one.
She recommends that he later come up with a song called Only One and perhaps he can even wirte it. He says he will try.
Currently he goes to his fitness center which has a swimming pool so he swims. To increase breathing he is also practicing holding breath and swimming under water from one end to the next. He says it is an agony doing that so he would not want to broadcast it.
MC asks if there are other celebrities who also frequent it. He says no. It is mostly membered by grandmothers and grandfathers who tend to use the track alot that he feels like he has the entire gym to himself. Most of the members also come early from 6 to 7 AM.
He again talked about his complex about dark circles and becomming too dark due to too much soccer. He also felt that he is no longer idol since he went on air for Knee Master show. (That is the show where he said that he sort of fixed his nose). The fact that he can naturally talk about drinking, shaving, first love and hair cutting means that he is no longer an idol. As an idol, talking about such things was prohibited in the agency.
He also says that he quit smoking on Jan 1 2011. He did relapse once this year but he practices no smiking at this time. He will be touring the music program circle again with Kiss Kiss. He says that he thought that he would be nervous on stage after not working as a singer for a while but he didnot and he really enjoys it very much.
He reads an article that says that as an idol he lived very naturally ane even scolded fans and he hopes to enjoy his old days with other fans who become parents.
KHJ talked about scolding young or old fans who would come around to his house–he really does not care too much for fanatic fans and he also felt that such fans do not stay long as fans. He really like those fans who are considerate of his privacy and even do not try to talk with him or shake his hands on fan signing days and instead tell him to take a break at that time.
These are fans who watch over him from far and he is very grateful to them.
He says that even during his SS group days, he went around doing what he wanted to do even in full make-up. He went to see movies, he even went to amusement parks, etc. He says that there was no real prohibitions set by the agency against him. But the mc who seems to have been part of that old agency says that there was more prohibitions aginst female members.
KHJ says that the president knew everything but did not really say anytning too aginst it. Even going to clubs and such.
KHJ says that he was scared so he did say everything after he did them. He once got into a big trouble because he was late for his schedule. He thought he would die. He says that even if he would get punished, he would anticipate it and still do what he wanted to do anyway. (Is he saying that he was beaten up or something when he was late for a scheduled appt?? As he is talking about his old agency, I sort of get some contradictions. At first he says that he did not have prohibitions but then he saiys that he would anticipate punishment and still did what he wanted to do and then reported to the agency out of fear….Do you know what I mean?)
His plan: Until end of July, he will promote his current album, then in August, he plans to tour about 10 to 12 Asian countries for fan meetings. Then, he is not going to go into acting this year but promote his second album. Mc asks him to return to Love Game to promote his second album.
For this radio guesting, I laughed when he was asked about certain choices and he has to answer them fast. ^^ Look at his answers and the reasons. ^^
Trans by CHEERKO @ soompi.com
June 14 Broadcast
Lots of fluff in the beginning~~
While KHJ was working on Mischievous Kiss, he had been reviewing songs for his album. He heard about 200 songs. He chose 10 songs from them. He thought about what songs would be good and also fitting for him. He practiced for a month and a half just for the stage performance which was very difficult for him.
He introduced his album songs in the show for the clips 1,2,3.
Re doing solo album–the positive aspect is that he can do the kind of music that he wants. The negative aspect is that he has to fill up what he used to do with 4 other members by himself.
He felt that he had to put in 5 times the effort.
He often felt the slump as he prepared each song for the album. But he was also able to take with him a realization that if one tries, one can do it.
Comparing life when he was in SS group to now his solo life: He actually slept lot more while functioning as a group—even if the group is noisy, he still slept through it. Now, he finds that he sleeps less and he is really taking good care of his voice. He does throat and voice exercises like humming and blowing and eating ?jip?. He also worries about catching cold so uses air conditionser less.
Danny gave 20 two choices and he has to choose one of them very quickly. I will put what he chose first then what he did not choose second.
ddeukbboki vs soondae
long hair vs short hair
ocean fishing vs hiking
motocycle vs car
private home vs apartment
couple ring vs couple necklace
telephone vs texting
fruit juice vs coffee
low heel vs high heels
travel vs ?something play?
horror movie vs action movie
sports vs computer game
pants vs skirt
Japanese vs English
?holder phone vs smartphone
daughter vs son
Sharon Stone vs Olivia ?
left side face vs right side face
sleep vs bhap (rice)
playing with others vs playing alone
instant food vs well-being food
Lee hyori vs Uee
underwear is size 3 and not 4
girl vs friend (he believes that friend would support no matter what)
He does not get hiking–why go up and come back down again?
He doesnot really enjoy computer games.
He finds it difficult to use smartphone as it needs lots of downloading for apps and the buttons
keep on pressing down even if he does not wnat it. etc. So he prefers the land phone.
He brought Huh Young Seng’s Let It Go to play on air.
Acting maybe next year.
He remembers few lines from BOF–Make me GeumJandi’s honorable fireman–I can go anywhere with white sale and wind. He feels strange that those lines came out so comfortably.
He says that he researched so much about autism to prepare for JiHoo role that he could not act well. But he realizes that acting should be more comfortable and relate to everyday life.
KHJ is given several situations and he is to answer what he would do:
situation 1: a person is waitint in front of a ex-gf’s house and sees the girl walking hand in hand with the new guy—KHJ says that he would tell her he will wait for her until 12 so please come back after ending it. Then, he says that he has to make sure she comes to him by beating up the new bf after the exgf and new bf say goodbye so that he is in no condition to influence the gf and then he would go and take a shower and wait for her to come to him. (laughter)
situation2: a friend calls at dawn aksing for KHJ’s help. He bought a brand name bag for the gf as she kept on asking for it. But now his credit card is over 3bekmanwon. So, KHJ would say to his friend to break his investment and use it. (laughter)
If a friend really needs money? I think what KHJ is saying is that if you reach out to a friend to borrow money, your relationshipo with that friend is not deep enough. He says that when he was haiving realy tough time, he never asked friend for money as he could not bear the burden he is putting on the freind.
If your girlfriend says you are no bf as he has very little time to spend with the gf…he says he would tell her..that is right I am not your bf….(the radio show is saying that the answer does not seem right) so KHJ says ..right I am not your bf but I will be your husband someday. (laughter)
MC asks if KHJ is really like that to a gf if he has one. KHJ says that he does not really express sentiments. He tends to love alone and show more fighting words to gf. He prefers gf who is more like a friend so that he can say anything even not so nice words (ie get lost) to her.
last situation: your gf tells you she is busy and goes off to a club with her friends but you find out because your other friend sees her there. gf beggs for your forgiveness. KHJ says that he will tell her not to be so sorry as he has gone to clubs many times without her. Same same. Mc asks him if he goes to club often. KHJ says he rarely goes ot clubs. He has gone 2 oe 3 times with few “hyungs” but he feels it does not suit him. Many strange women would approach him and the fact that he would have to spend so much money on expensive alcohol and share with others does not seem right to him. Not too long ago, he went to a club called Mombi in GhangNam for a dancer hyung’s bday and he liked that one as it is more a dancing club. He felt more comfortable talking with male DJ’s.
(perhaps both the mc and KHJ being idols, there was no direct questions about KHJ and his cureent situations at all…perhpas to help KHJ to maintain privacy??? I felt that it was hard to get the real KHJ from those situatons–I wonder if he would even go out with girlfriends like described in the situations.
So many translations was provided to us regarding Hyun Joong's guesting in several radio programs. ^^ Let's all thank the translator, 알았지? What interests me in this interview was the way he will be going to propose to a girl. ^^
Trans by CHEERKO@soompi
Introduction of KHJ as: What kind of man is a real man? Someone who helps out an old woman who is lost; someone who helps out a child who is bullied by at least giving a noogie to the perpetrators; a man who will not tolerate anybody that badmouth people he cares about. We have today the man among men, man who came out as a strong and tough man from his soft image of BOF. They say that so many people are leaving messages about KHJ who will be a guest for the entre one hour.
KHJ intro himself as KHJ who came back with solo album Break Down. There are people also waiting right outside the radio.
KHJ says that night time is his show time so he has energy.
KHJ says that both mc;s do not drink very well but he says that he has not drunk that much these days to prepare for the come back.
KHJ feels a bit uncomfortable being the only guest for the one hour unlike when he used to come out as a group before. But he will think of the program as being carried out as group of three—he and the 2 SUJU MC;s,
Does KHJ think of himself as 4D? KHJ feels that people think of his honesty as something comical. KHJ says that he does not really think too seriously about being referred to as 4D. KHJ talks about his cartoon character uzusin, He says he likes aliens and believes that there are aliens because we earthlings just cannot be the sole beings in the universe.
KHJ talks about his album: He worked with Steven Lee and other choreographers who woked with usher and other famous aritsts. He feels grateful to all these people.
KHJ had soft image but now he returned as strong man in Break Down. Why? KHJ says that he realized that he cannot have that white skin he used to have and his skin is not as it used to be and he also grown beard too fast so he said to himself it is best to go the road of becoming a man. He has 6 pack and everything now. His dance is referred to as tje 3-level gear dance or something that goes around and around. He is happry with the dance and is happy that other people are saying positive things about it too.
KHJ says that lots of people ask him to take off sunglasses while performing on stage. But he says he just cannot do it now. Sometimes perfoming is so hard that his eyes turn in exhaustion. So he wants to adjust to the perfomance more and then take it off one of these days.
KHJ says that when he was doing mv he did not wear sunglasses but realized his exhaustion while performing on stage.
KHJ syas that he does feel most comofortable in this radio program as they are all similar age and had been idols.
Suju gives him speed quiz that he has to answer yes or no only/
yes to feel a bit lonely as solo performer.
yes to my popularity is somewhat greater than my company’s president esp for those under 30.
no to feeling very excited at seeing younger and cuter girls groups even though my ideal female is Lee HyoRi.
yes to if I really like someone, I will definitely make her mine.
yes to KHJ feels that he sometimes lose even if he is very honest and does not present himself in grandiose manner.
Suju further ask about the popularity. KHJ says that he feels that he has more popularity among those under 30. But for the older,,,no. He thinks that it may take him 20 years or more to surpass the reputation and populatiy of Bae Yong Joon. Suju thinks that KHJ has loaylty.
KHJ says that all the girls group members are cute, pretty and sexy but he has never felt that he wanted to make them his girlfriend. He says that realistically he would think that these girl group members would not be able to hang our late at night and have a beer with him. Becayse his ideal female is someone he can be as comfortable as a firend. But he says that maybe in 5 years things can be different. He also says that those girl group members cannot eat whatever they want either as they have to stay in shape for their work.
Suju asked if there is any other person whom KHJ is interested. KHJ says that he actually met someone. It is someone in his own agency and asked Bae Yong joon to arrange a dinner as he is her fan. It is HongSehWon-sunbaenim(who is that??) He had dinner and couple of wines with her. Some fan asked KHJ if he ever had drinks/meals with Lee HyoRi. He says he did as they were once in the same agency together.
Another radio listener aksed KHJ’s help in getting the girl of his dreams. KHJ says the he believes that sincerity will be communicated. Instead of spenidng moneyy, he would encourage truthfulness and sincerity and belief and credibility. Suju asked KHJ to show in acting. All this time, not Lee Teuk but the other SUJU member keeps on saying that the way KHJ thinks and iseem are so similar to himself. Lee Teuk told him not to make that type of connections. ke
In acting out how to get the girl, Lee Teuk play the girl and says to KHJ that she is busy so make it fast. KHJ says I konw you are busy so I will say it quickly. I love you. I want to make you shine 10 times more than the brand name bag that you have next to you. In 10 years, I will try so hard that that brand name bag will increase 100 times. Lee Teuk also says he loves it. (For a guy who says that he hates saying I love you in SAngSangPlus show in Jan of 2009, it came out very easily…right??!!)
I like the way Lee Teuk translated what KHJ said,,,that he will work hard to be even more attractive than that brank name bag….is very moving proposal. )
The new song Kiss Kiss is played and KHJ hopes that Kiss The RAdio program edits it well and use it as the radio show tune. keke
KHJ talks about the song Kiss KIss and its dance and shows it–SUJU thinks the dance movies could be awkward as the song is so sweet and cute. But KHJ says that after BreakDwon song, there is more request for KissKiss song.
Another fan asks when was your last kiss? SUJU says that he can pass the question if he does not want to answer. KHJ says that it was 4 months ago.Lee Teuk asks KHJ is he considres himself the best looking among all the idels?? KHJ says no. For him, he thinks many people are good looking but what differentiates is how charismatic and sincere that person is…how that person give off the aura aropund him.
The other Suju member chines in to say that his father watched khj in Strong Heart and mentions that he saw KHJ at the TV station once and thingks that KHJ is the best looking among all the idols. So, Suju says that he did not even say goodnight to his father before going to bed.
Then a person calls the radio and he is called Park SeungBum and he plays soccer with KHJ in the celebrity soccer. Both play offense but he says that he is better than khj..that is he very fast but that if KHJ comes out on the field, it is hard to play the game as he has to sit out so he does not like it when KHJ cmes out. keke But, Park says that KHJ looks like he cannot do sports well…but SUJU both say he looks like he can really play well. Park does say that kHJ does really play very well. JUnsu and KHJ are kind of rivals in the game. Lee Teuk asks if KHJ or Junsu is better and Park says actually JUnsu is better. Doojin also called and said that KHJ and he also play soccer together but are not that close and KHJ also does not speak informally to him even though KHJ is older than he is. Doojin must be part of BEAST and he say that khj plays soccer well like Phillip Injaki whio is really good at position selections. (I don’t konw spoets.) KHJ says that hopes to get even closer to these two by having more meals after the games and he will try to talk more informally. He says he finds it har dot talk informally.
They then hear the song Please.
khj tells fan that he will be doing some fan signing events in areas that are not Seoul…like Daegoo, InCjuin and Biusan, et. He says he is so busy now that he cannot do it but he hopes to do it before June is over.
Somebody asked which idol KHJ is close to. KHJ says that he is close to SUJU members and JYJ members. The other mc says tjat KHJ is also close to Donghae. KHJ acknowledges it. Then he quickly says that he comes from same town with Siwon. He addresses Siwon very informaly. Siwon was very famous in school. Lee Teuk asks if Siwon or KHJ was famous during school days. KHJ says that Siwon went to school very deligently whereas he did not. So people did not know him at school. (Woah, KHJ and Siwon went to same junior high school!) The other Suju mc says that Siwon said that in Kangnam area, he and KHJ and Top were pretty famous…that everybody knew them. (Thenm I thnk KHJ said that they were not famous because of grades r anything…) Time ran out KHJ makes promotion for his album and ends. KHJ says that he will not be acting the rest of the year as he is busy preparing the next album. He had a really good time he says.
So, the highlight from the interview for me is that KHJ says his last kiss was 4 months ago, making it around Valentine’s Day. Also, he says that he had dinner with Hong SehYun the actress from the samw agency. I wonder if she is the one who came out in his MV?? I am curious about that. But the SUJU mc;s do not seem that interested in the information. Also, the other SuJu mc knows that KHJ is close to Donghae but KHJ kind of skimmed over the information as if he did not want to talk about that. hmmmm…It seems that being idols, they are respectful of privacy of each other.
I was seriously laughing to his statement why he only sang 7 songs!!! ^^ Really our 4D Leader doesn't ran out of words that can make us roll on the floor laughing!!! kekekeke ^^ That's why we all love him, right? ^^
Kim Hyun Joong announces plans for a Japanese tour
SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong successfully completed his Japanese showcase on July 29th at the JEPP Tokyo.
Over 1,800 fans and reporters from 200 different media outlets showed up for the promotional “Break Down“ event. Although Kim Hyun Joong performed in Japan before with SS501, it was his first time appearing as a soloist. “Even so, I’m not nervous,” he said as he smiled at the crowd.
After performing a total of seven songs, the 4D leader cracked up the audience as he confessed, “I want to sing more, but I don’t have any more songs to sing.”
Concluding the concert, he revealed, “In response to all of the Japanese fans who showed so much love for my solo album, I will be planning a nationwide tour in Japan.”
Kim Hyun Joong will be releasing his second solo album this fall, and will embark on a seven-city tour across Japan in November.
Although the translation is a bit long, but it's really interesting, considering the fact that it's all about Hyun Joong. kekekekeke ^^
Trans credit: Cheerkoo@soompi
Video credit: TheHyunjoongnara@yt
Brief Summary: KwangHee and Yeon are two new mc’s after Kim HeeChul as its mc. KHJ loves doing radio program and chose 4 more radio shows to return for second round and YoungStreet is one of them. The others as we know are ChoiGwangHee, OkJooHyun and JungSunHee’s programs. KHJ says that idol Kwanghee is a TV personality who is rare or nonexistent in Korea and he is very happy about him. KHJ approached Kwanghee to do his radio show and he feels that KH is very good person as well. They talked about KHJ’s Uzusin items created by KHJ selling out very well in Japan. KHJ created that character so that fans feel that they are coming to KHJ and only KHJ concert. KHJ was asked if he was asked anything extraordinary when he went overseas: KwangHee is a great host in that he helps the guest in terms of thnking about their answer by using himself as an example…so KHJ talked about whether he wears underwear when sleeping..ans is no. KHJ is asked about the news that KHJ exposed his naked butt: KHJ says that he and the dancer hyungs and codi-noonas took a vacation to the Phillippines and stayed at a hotel with a private swimming pool. He says that dancer hyungs are like his brothers and they just swam with nothing on and then codi-noonas came in and they were shocked. (hey! This story is little different from the Secret show~~)
Questions from the listeners
KHJ says that if he were born a girl would he have married KHJ? He did not care for that question. He says that most likely if he were a girl he would not be very interested in KHJ because KHJ likes to spend too much time with other male friends and does not really know what to do with female friends/gf. (I have a feeling that he may be fitting his answers for the much younger crowd of listeners. KHJ ‘s promotion of his album is amazing in that he is reaching out to all ages groups and people of all musical tastes…I would think that Young Streeet is a differnt crwod than people who listen to Lee sora or other mc;s.) What would KHJ do if he had one min to live: If so, he would like to repent all his sins before dying. He is Catholic. At KH’s suggestion, KHJ also said that he would say I love you to his family and children before dying and to say let us see each other in heaven. KH says that KHJ ans was so serious that he does not know how to respond,,,he thought it would be a joke. KHJ liked this person’s question.
Next question was if KHJ gets too tired of hearing how good looking he is. KHJ did not care for the question. But he says that actually he feels good when he hears that he is good looking whether he hears it one time or 1000 times. Who would not feel good hearing that they are pretty and handsome because it is a praise after all. The person receiving the praise may not be able to respond well but inside, that person will feel good always.
Even if you win lotto, would you continue to work? KHJ says that if he wins, he will pay tax and then donate the rest. He is currently buying lotto. He says that he thinks about it a lot. He feels that he cannot give up work that he loves and if he does, he will feel irritated. He say he can always earn the money by working. KH asks KHJ how he deals with when he feels like quitting due to so much work. KHJ gives him advice that his mindset has to change— to be grateful for the opportunity that we have now so that we feel energized to continue. KH liked that advice.
If there could be a KHJ holiday, when? KHJ wants it on June 7 because June 6 is his birthday and he can then have 2 days off in a row. June 6 th is a Korean Memorial Day when Korean flags are posted everywhere. He thought as a child that people put up flags for him. His name is HyunJoong to match the Memorial Day which is called Hyun Choong Day in Korea.
Here KHJ praises how well the two mc’s are…they really are very good…KHJ also seems so much more mature and KH is really a natural!!
Now the Young Street has advice corner: Listeners write in their stress and KHJ agreed to give advice according to his style.
Problem: sum: this person has pretty legs and wear short as weather is hot but too many men look at her and her legs even caused a fight bet a couple, so she is sick and tired of it. KHJ says that that person most likely does not feel sick and tired inside. She probably feel satisfied. He says that she is lying. He says that all those Korean women who thinks their legs are pretty should travel to LA in USA and walk around. He thinks that they will be shocked at lack of response.
KHJ says that Yeon also has pretty legs. He saw her group Jewelry on TV and thought all of them are tall and were sort of surpised that they are all kind of short in real life.
Two friends who live together were going to buy TV together but only the writer ended up paying for the TV. But the other roommate is now constantly watching the TV and even hogs the TV time. KHJ says that at certain time, the person can get additional programs on TV. Then, he can set up a password so that the roommate has no access to them. That roommate will eventually go crazy wanting to watch those special programs and eventually pay some money toward watching special programs on TV. Two mc’s are amazed at KHJ’s advices. When KH says that he tends to be the one in his dormitory to say he does not want raymyun but then ends up eating up everybody’s food. KHJ says that he did not experience that when he was living with his group. Everybody just cooked his own ramyun or food when he wanted to eat.
A young person makes herself very pretty and go to work but one older coworker would put her down saying that she only came to her work to get a husband. KHJ says that the writer should just ignore it and continue to be polite and show the other coworker courtesy. Eventually the pretty person will get more recognition as they get more popularity in about 5 years. KHJ says that usually those who are not pretty do not take care to look pretty. He says he is only talking about women. (somehow I don’t think KHJ will score well with this advice. Do you ???) KHJ says that pretty people are pretty because they take time to take care of themselves deligently. KHJ says that the writer should ignore the older coworker only from the inside and then try to understand no-chu-nyu or unmarried older woman.
A woman went out for 2 months and saw in the bf’s webpage pix of old gf and how happy they look together. KHJ says that she must have felt hurt. KHJ says that she should post pix of her old bf and get him to stealthily take a look at her webpage and see how he feels. Yeon asks KHJ if men keep pix of old gf because they are not over the ex.KHJ says that that is not true,,,men are just lazy. Mc asks KHJ if he had any similar experience. KHJ says that he had a gf and he called her by his ex-gf name. Because that gf would not respond at all, KHJ kept on calling her by the ex name. He saw that his gf only stared at him with utter hatred. Then he realized what he had done. Yeon also says that she experienced the same thing and so she broke up with her bf. (Hey. These days, idols talk about bf very naturally—maybe generation is changing???) KHJ says that he also realized that such an incident can lead to a break up and he also eventually experienced a break up. He also was somewhat shocked by that experience that he asked around for advice. He was told that instead of the old pix with ex, what comes out of one’s mouth could be more hurtful. Yeon says that even though she could have tried to understand her ex bf to have called her by his ex out of habit, she still could not deal with the hurt or try to forgive. KHJ also made mistake in saying things to his gf that was meant for his exgf. He would say you don’t like sushi or you don’t like meat in broth and then suddenly realize that it was his ex gf who had that taste and not the current gf. KH says that men have to be careful. Yeon says that KHJ seems to be a bad man. KHJ says that his gf then also took revenge against him and did the same thing to him and he felt very angry. So he understands that such things can be very hurtful. Men will only understand the pain once they experience it first hand…he says.
One woman wrote in that she liked a guy for one year even though he is not the handsomest or tallest. So she finally confessed but he says that she cannot like someone like him and it has been already two months . But she keeps on asking him out anyway. KHJ says that 2 things come to his mind. The guy may not really like that girl but he is just kindly rejecting her by saying that she deserves someone like WonBina and JO INSung. The second thing that comes to his mind is that the man actually does not feel he is worth it. He may be suspicious of the woman’s love for him. KH asks if KHJ was proposed to. KHJ says that in his entire life he was proposed to by a woman only once after the debut. Yeon says that if she confesses to him, he would have had two women who initiated. KH called her crazy and knows what she has done just now and Yeon immediately apologized to all the KHJ fans all over the world..(wow, celebrities live in a difficult world!!) He received a text from a female who said that she has liked him for several months and…But KHJ sent her a text back saying that he already has someone that he likes. KH says that oh, that must have been painful. KHJ says that it may be painful but in this type of situation, boundary has to be very clearly set from the start. (Woah, he is good! He could be a good businessman!) For the advice to the woman, KHJ says that he really does not know what the answer is. He says that if talking does not help, maybe she should try to Kiss Kiss. (He could have just said kiss one time but he used it twice like his song. What a subversive yet smart way to promote his album and song on the radio!! Did he study advertising psychology or is this all innate??? I think KHJ really could be an effective business man. Many people have said that KHJ is blunt, aloof, could be cold,,,I could see where those impressions can come from . He has clear boundaries and clear comfort zones and that could appear kind of cold and sharp. Somehow this radio program did not talk about or play any music like KHJ album at all.) Yeon thnks the woman maybe taken to the police for such action. KHJ says that it could also help the man to know for sure that she is serious. KHJ says that if that man feel positive about the kiss, then he will be your slave forever. Time to end. KHJ says that he had such a good time that he wants to return and wants to come back I n October. But mc’s only have two months contract. But KHJ says that he will send lots of posts so that they can stay on as mc’s and he asks the audience to provide lots of support for two mc’s . (KHJ and many people must know that KHJ can be influential…I guess???)
They say that they are going to play KHJ’s Break Down
Did you guys eve see this vid?
Another kind KHJ soompi told me about it.
This is a compilation of tidbits from many radio shows that KHJ participated as he promoted his album. Several have been translated on soompi already. There was one that I never heard before. It is a radio show with mc who is No HongChul who is a comedian and really wild and crazy dresser at least in the past. With No, KHJ seems to be talking about other things that other mc’s do not ask. KHJ talks about his dogs and he got a male and female so that they do not get lonely with each other. He got them because he comes home to an empty house. He talks about his two favorite tV programs. He talks about liking the farm life, labor at farm and going fishing with men on the boat as seen onTV etc.
I wonder if any of you can get that vid….to learn yet other aspects of KHJ….if possible. But no pressure.
Thanks for these photos, we were able to update ourselves on what's currently happening in Japan right now. Lucky for Japanese people, Hyun Joong's first stop is their country, and he had a showcase there. Fans definitely had a great time, right? And not only that, he would also be staying in Japan until August 4! Wow! They'll have more time to see our Hyun Joong. ^^
Indeed, a Hallyu Star! I know fans were excited to see him already. ^^ Who wouldn't? ^^
Kim Hyun Joong draws a crowd at Haneda Airport
Singer/Actor Kim Hyun Joong traveled to Japan for his first Japanese showcase. On the 28th at around 2:30PM, the star received a big welcome from his fans who’ve waited for his visit since the early morning. More than 1,000 fans greeted Kim Hyun Joong, and he responded with a bright smile on his face.
The star wrapped up his promotional activities on the 24th and is holding his showcase on the 29th at Tokyo’s International Forum. He is set to perform his powerful title song “Break Down” as well as other songs in his mini album to 1,500 fans and various music industry representatives.
The attention surrounding the singer is especially hot, with fans fervently searching for a ticket to attend his showcase. The free tickets for this showcase are also reportedly being resold for up to $1000.
In addition, Kim Hyun Joong placed 1st on the Oricon chart on the international album rankings, by selling 11,000 albums and dominating various music programs and charts. Japan Universal Music producer Imanari Kazuhiro stated about the singer, “We’re anticipating Kim Hyun Joong to be the center of K-Pop, due to the perfection of his album as well as the fact that he stood his ground among various Korean artists who are currently active in the Japanese music industry.”
The star will hold various interviews and film for numerous programs after holding his official press conference and showcase on the 29th. He will also attend ‘Japan Earthquake Charity Event’ on August 2nd and meet with about 10,000 fans.
Hmmmmm... Have you noticed something? He is now being more open to the public regarding his personal life. ^^ I guess he realizes that his fans are open-minded so he decided there is nothing more to hide. It's actually best he is doing this way, so that when the time comes he needs to announce that he is going to get married (which, of course, we all know will happen someday), we won't get affected that much. (Am I really prepared to hear that news someday???? >_< ) Anyways, the story is a bit funny. ^^ Who wouln't get mad being called to as the name of your ex? Ya! Hyun Joong-ah, be careful in mentioning your girlfriends name, araso? You wouldn't want to be getting dumped all the time. kekekekekeke. ^^
SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong Dumped by Girlfriend for Calling Her Ex's Name
SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong confessed that he was dumped by his past for calling her his ex-girlfriend’s name.
Kim Hyun Joong appeared on the radio show for the 26th, SBS Power FM (107.7 Mhz) Kwang Hee and Yewon’s Young Street Summer Special. Kim Hyun Joong stated, “I’ve called my past girlfriend my ex-girlfriend’s name and broke up, he said her name without thinking several times and the past girlfriend gave me a cold look.”
He continued, “I was also used to my ex-girlfriend’s likes and pointed at foods she liked to my past girlfriend saying ‘you like this, have some. We ended breaking up because of that incident.”
Kim Hyun Joong also talked about how the past girlfriend got revenge, “This particular girlfriend also plotted revenge on me by calling me her ex-boyfriends name and also suggesting things that the ex-boyfriend liked, it really ticked me off. Most men are indifferent to these things but after going through hit first hand I know what the issue is.”
On this radio show Kim Hyun Joong also confessed other facts: “I’ve only received one confession of love, and I was born on Memorial Day and until elementary school I thought they were putting up the national flag because it was my birthday.”
Thanks so much for the translation. Now we could finally understand the whole interview. ^^
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Trans credit: Cheerkoo@soompi
Video credit: as tagged
I did not yet finish the translation of Lee Sora interview. Because there were some conflicting news articles that came out due to his statements from Lee Sora show, I decided to translate as much word for word as possible. So it is taking more time. Also, there were things not present in edited show version vs fan cam version and vice versa so I had to go back and forth.
I will try to finish later:
Thanks for the vids and enjoy and I will be back later with the rest.
First Fancam of Lee Show:
ee and KHJ greet and Lee asks him to sit down.
Lee ask audience: He is good-looking, Right? (audience sounds)
Lee starts to read signs held up by fans: I am KHJ fan; Only One KHJ; oh-jik (Only) KHJ. Did you all make those signs and come here? (aud: yes) When I see signs like those, I feel a pang of happiness. I am talking about when people would hold up signs with my name. When I do concerts and I see them, I feel that pang and it even affect the way I sing—I get teary.
(At this moment, I think someone came from Lee’s behind to greet KHJ and KHJ says hello. Lee turns around. Then she asks if she can continue. Laughter from audience)
Lee: Let’s give another round of applause to KHJ. (clap)
Lee: They are pretty calm.
KHJ: Excuse me? (Then he realizes that Lee was referring to his fans) Yes, my fans are, instead of the dongseng fans, they tend to be noona fans. So, many are married already. That is why they are calm.
Lee again comments that his fans are very calm. So KHJ continues to say that: among them here in the audience, there are many who cannot be featured on TV at all. (laughter) It is because their children, husbands and hyungs are watching the broadcast from home. (laughter) My fans really do not like it when they appear on TV. (laughter) They also came here without making dinner so , when this is over, they have to go home fast and make dinner. (laughter)
Lee: I have heard and known that KHJ tends to say lots of funny things without much expression on his face. But these days, you seem freer when I see you on programs and such.
KHJ: First, the reason that I have become more carefree …When I was fully carrying the idol image, talking about drinking alcohol or girlfriends were a bit prohibited. But as I switched from idol to a solo singer, I let go of many things. (laughter)
Lee: by yourself or through the agency?
KHJ: I let go and the agency also could not “touch”. (he laughs) I am joking about that.
Lee: But, truthfully, it is good to say what is on one’s mind.
KHJ: The agency has advised me to be myself and to do music and dance the way I want to do. So, these days, I am enjoying everything that I do and also make me want to try harder in everything.
Lee: The first time I met you was when I first ventured into acting for the first time in my life. The title of the series was ??Can Love Be Refilled?? He acted as my younger brother William who was studying golf in America. That was my first time getting my feet wet in such a life style that I really had no idea about the background or what type of work he has done before. But what I do remember is that, whatever the situation, he carried an atmosphere of detachment/absentmindedness and lack of expression. She wonders if he is like that in normal everyday life as well.
KHJ: I have become more cheerful compared to the past. In the past, I hardly laughed to the point of feeling awkward about smiling. Plus, I was so shy (or natgaridah=avoid people he is not familiar with) that I would just stand alone in a corner for the fear that others may try to get him to speak. These days, I have fixed that aspect of myself a lot and have become more comfortable. In that show, I was acting as your younger brother. I have said in interviews that Mischievous Kiss was my second acting project after BOF. But,,,
Lee: Probably you did not even remember. You left the show after just few times and so did I.
KHJ: Yes. The conversation that I had with Lee sunbaenim in that show was always..to ask her for money. I would say just give me 3monwon. Lee would say why? He would say just give it to me what I ask you….(KHJ laughs).
Lee: Yes, you would say those lines without any expressions. Then or now, his good looks is still there. As we know stars/celebrities are all very pretty and handsome. But even among them, he really shines through. That quality can be an asset. For me, I also realize that I have more positive feelings when I hear the same song from a better looking person given that the quality is the same.
KHJ: I will do my best to analyze my own strengths and work harder.
Lee: Ah, So, what do you think are your strengths?
KHJ: I seriously sought advice from a noona singer over drinks. I asked her what she thought is my asset. (I have a very good feeling that this noona singer is Lee Hyori—he has called her his “savior” and someone who has helped him while he was developing as SS5 group member in other shows and he has also said in SBS Power FM Jung SunHee show that he still stays in very close contact with Lee Hyori. She also has a personality that he really admires…cool and down to earth and who does things to satisfy herself and not others….She is his ideal…She also went from a group to a solo career….Right???) She bluntly told him that his charm is that he just has to push forward with his face. (laughter) She said why you are trying to make it more difficult for yourself. He at first disagreed with her. But then she told me that you can do well by trying hard and singing well. However, appearance can be a limiting factor (in show business). She told him that you can become known for your singing and working hard but you have a special advantage due to your face. She told me to not only try to be the best singer possible but to manage my appearance and image well.
(Then, I think a part of the program has been cut so I referred to this clip)
(starting from @1:59)
Lee: To welcome KHJ today, I watched many of his previous shows and programs and interviews to prepare some questions for him here. What I realized from seeing him through many interviews iand talk shows that he has really matured. Of course, I do not know what may have happened to him personally. He rarely expresses feelings and he seems to feel embarrassed by talking about himself.
KHJ: Yes, I am unskilled at expressing myself. Even among friends, I would never say or express thank you to them.
Lee: But, don’t you at least want to give them some hints about how you feel—especially when you are thankful or if you like the person? I feel that it is important to do that..
KHJ: Well, even with birthday gifts, I don’t think I ever was polite about it. I would just throw it to them. Because I do not want to hear them say thank you, I would say, ya, ya, let’s go fast and eat.
Lee: Ah, you would say something fast to cover up (the emotional part of that interaction: I noticed that too,,KHJ is very good at diverting or redirecting the flow of discussion or interviewer by joking or saying something very funny. Right???)..
KHJ: yes. I feel awkward about such things in relationship or human interactions. (laughter)
Lee: Those type of interactions do seem to require lots of practice. (back to top first tape) But I would assume that you probably did not even have the time for that as your agency required you to do lots of things. And I also saw that you really experienced and tried many things starting from very young age in order to find what you are looking for. (WOW, LEE Sora is the first interviewer ever in my translations for KJH or other stars who actually did some study/background search before she invites her guest!! Bravo to her. NO wonder she is not only a great singer but also a producer and a business owner herself!! )
KHJ: Yes. Since young age, I did work to earn money and to try to mature without my parents’ help. But I was going home with my manager and said something to him..that I regret that I did not study as much as I could have. Although I really enjoy what I am doing now, sometimes, I think that I could have still eaten well by working at desk in front of a computer. Then, I would not have to deal with working late into the night for dance moves or to stay up until dawn to make the music videos. When I practice the dance choreography, I am with people I enjoy and like and who enjoy the dance and the music, but sometimes, it is very hard. I try to enjoy it but at times, I do regret that I did not study as hard a bit. So I envy those people who go to work at 9 and come home at 5.
(back to the second tape on this page)
Lee: I wanted to ask you about this…You just sang a song called, LOVE. But I fear that you would have hard time expressing love to someone. I would think that you would be even more embarrassed by such situations. But, did you even have someone that you have liked?
KHJ: I am a person, so I did have many people that I liked. It was not a small number.
At this time Lee turns to an audience who was shouting something to her. Lee says: This audience person is asking if you really had many people that you liked as if she is being argumentative.
KHJ: Yes, I had many that I liked. If there is someone that I like, I cannot express my feelings well. If I like the person, I would not even greet the person on purpose for fear that I will be caught.
Lee: because you will be caught?
KHJ: When I say things, I get caught because I cannot seem to hide even speck of mannerisms or attitudes that signify that I like the person. So, when a group of people go together to karoke/singing rooms, I would definitely show by singing a song that I would like that person to hear.
Lee: So you would pick out a song that you want the person to hear.
Lee: SO, in those times, you would sing a song like LOVE.
KHJ: Yes, that is what I do.
Lee: Then, does it work? Does that person know what you are trying to do?
KHJ: At that time, it (i.e.his song just for her) occurred after eating a meal together. She fell asleep. (laughter)
Well here is the rest!
Lee: I feel that people can be indifferent /simple=dhambek and that is why we may not want to express anything that may burden others. However, when it is important, we have to.
KHJ: That is why, when I feel that I don’t want to lose the person, then I just press on or pressure the person.==deu-ri-mil-dah==forcefully push.
Lee: Then you are saying that you did experience such a situation.
KHJ: yes. I did experience that.
Lee: So, how long did you go out with her?
KHJ: For a long time..about 3 years.
Lee: Woah…Who initiated it? She or You?
KHJ: I did. But I created an opportunity so that it appears as if we naturally got together with others over a table. (I wonder how he did that?? That means he studied her??)
Lee: What was the decisive expression when you made the proposal to the lady?
KHJ: I said to her, if not today, I will not like you anymore. (laughter)
Lee: Is that how you express your liking somebody?
KHJ: Yes. If you want to reject me, then do it now and forget it.
Lee: Did you at least tell her that you like her?
KHJ: yes. I asked her do you want to meet me for a movie tomorrow and get to know each other slowly or do you want to end it right now. If she does go to movies with me, at least, it would show that she has some interest in me. After seeing the movie, I would tell her sah-ghi-jah=let’s try to date further and get to know each other more.
Lee: So, did it happen the way you hoped?
KHJ: She just said (indifferently by the way KHJ acted out) OK, let’s see a movie. (If he is talking about the same lady he talked about before, I thought he said that both he and his friend liked her at the same time. So, one New Years’s eve or day, both he and his friend decided to call her and finalize the agony. He said that she rejected his friend but agreed to see a movie with him….But,,,maybe this is a different lady??? keke)
Lee: The way she answered you so calmly, (after all that pressure you put on her), it seems like you both would have looked and got along good together.
Lee: Ahh..so you went out with her for 3 to 4 years. How are now?
KHJ: We do not go out anymore.
Lee: I guess this is the time where you have to make decision and clarify things for yourself about your career. You know … This is like the turning point of your life…
KHJ: Yes, this is a very crucial time in my life and so my mind set is different. I feel that every time I am on stage, it is a very precious and important event and I try to do my very best and hardest.
Lee: I believe that such effort/mindset will be communicated. (KHJ thanks her)
Lee (looking at audience): KHJ says that his dream is to become a cool ajussi. (looking at KHJ) What is that? Why not a cool actor or singer…why an ajussi?
KHJ: I cannot live as an idol forever. In about 20 years or so, I will be at the age where elementary school students will see me as ajussi. Rather than an actor or singer who is famous or doing very well, I would like to be considered as the friendly neighborhood ajussi who can readily buy some ice-cream for the neighborhood kid who wants one. I would like to live my life in a friendly and intimate way with others. My dream is that ,,,,I feel that as I grew up in my work, my fans really stood by me. For the final,,should I say last dancing concert?? If I were to have a final dancing concert, I would like to invite all fans for free—of course, they can put whatever they want into the can…(laughter)
Lee: It sounds very concrete.
KHJ : Yes it is because I am constantly thinking about it. I would like all the money collected to go to charity and have the last dance concert with the fans. (Applause and cheers)
Lee: I see many people holding up signs and banners for you..What is Uzushin? Are you saying he is a god from the space? (Yes from the audience) To receive such a name, KHJ must have done a lot?! What did he do? (Audience says something) Ahh, he came up with that by himself!! (laughter and Lee looks at KHJ.)
KHJ: haha, I really like the space for real. On earth, we have God and Buddah. But in space, I would like to be the one. (laughter)
Lee: So, you came up with it yourself….really,,,But you know what? I believe that one can make one’s own fate. There is a way when all that one hears and sees can be possible when all the strengths/forces are combined together. I sincerely believe that everything that KHJ-ssi works hard for will be come true to the degree that your fans collectively give that force and strength to you. (Wow, I like Lee sora as a person too—she is very positive)
KHJ thanks her by bowing.
Lee: Now we would like to hear a song from your album. This time, were you able to have a hand in making it?
KHJ: yes. Since last July about this time, I have been collecting songs even before I started the drama. I selected each and every song myself. I had a hand in the jacket design and the logo. There is one with wings. That was my idea.
Lee: Because you are Uzushin…(Laughter)
KHJ: yes. If I say Ppyong, things have to materialize. (laughter) I also came up with the idea of making limiting the copies to 10,000. So the album is very precious to me.
Lee: There is a limit like that?
KHJ: yes. It feels like this album is the fruit of one year’s hard labor. That is why I feel good having the album. (Much sentiment from the audience)
Lee: I think you have to say something to the audience and then we will hear your song.
KHJ: Dear fan, 6 years have passed already since I started at 20. During that time, I did somethings well and I also made mistakes. But I thank you sincerely for continuing to be tolerant of me and believing in and following me to this day. I hope that I will always be the kind of person whom you will not be criticized for being my fan. But if you happen to meet another person and say you are my fan, the other person will say I understand. Please believe in me a lot and I will work hard. (applause from audience—both Lee sora and KHJ included the audience throughout the whole show and KHJ really made his fans feel very warm….)
Lee: I pray that you continue to be that unique and special person that you are—whether in acting or in singing. Thank you for coming today.
Now the 3 rd tape of Lee Sora show through fan cam: I will only pick out what was not in the actual show that aired.
@0:11 KHJ was saying that he has liked many (really a lot) women in his life as he is a person after all. But he says that if he likes someone, he has hard time expressing his feelings. (So, it sounds like KHJ is saying he had many jjak-sah-rang or unrequited loves) I may like a woman and then if that woman starts to have someone in her life. Then I just give up. So, I just do not express what is inside. If I like someone, I actually do not express anything even more on purpose. I don’t greet the person –for fear that I will get caught. Then we heard him already say that he uses songs to express his feeling to people he care about.
@ 2:10 Lee asks KHJ about his 3 yr relationship and how he expressed his feelings to her. KHJ says that: He expressed it first to the girl. But before that happened, he would find many ways for the girl to find out about him in a very natural way. What I would do is to get close to the people she is close to and hang out with them. I want to first create a very natural atmosphere and opportunities for us to meet very naturally. So, Lee sora says, excluding the person he is interested in, he would get close to her surroundings (Wow!! What a clever and romantic idea! I am kind of amazed that it came from a young kid who grew up so tough to come up with such a gentleman’s plan to get the girl???!!! No wonder she said yes to him right away when he asked her out with an ultimatum!!! She already heard and knew all about KHJ through her trusted friends!! He could easily create a dating advice service and call it a Uzushin’s Out Of The World Ways to Get the Girl!! Keke—wow,,,but he is something!!—Thank you so much to the fan cam person who did not edit his speech. I wonder why the show edited this part out!! Now everybody who saw the show only would think of him as the tough guy who only know how to approach a girl with an ultimatum and force! Too Bad!!)
@5: 35—He was talking about his dream of the last dance concert—So, I am cutting down on play time so that I can record more and receive acting lessons. Instead of doing few good roles, I want to do many roles and lots of (or lots of all kinds of) music.
@7:12 He is talking about how he actively participated in coming up with the album. He also says that he not only selected the songs, but he also put his own ideas into the lyrics and the choice of musical instruments to make the song. Lee says that most singers start as solo singers without that much fan base, but he is starting his new solo work with already a profit. KHJ agrees. It seems like you have to say something to the audience from your heart and then we will hear your song…(how true—but he really worked hard to build that fan base on his own and whose support is truly indispensible to him. I am sure he will be a loyal celebrity to his fans—-sort of like a love affair of KHJ with his fans..right???—Well,,,I had a feeling that he is smart but through this show, I got to see how smart and also very wise he seems.)