Monday, May 28, 2012

"[NEWS] miss A is going to Indonesia!!" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] miss A is going to Indonesia!!" plus 24 more


[NEWS] miss A is going to Indonesia!!

Posted: 28 May 2012 08:56 AM PDT

For every Indonesian Say A who wished for miss A's return, it's your lucky day! 

On August 31, miss A will be having a special showcase in Indonesia, where each member get to perform a dance or singing a song. This showcase will be like a mini concert, where it will only last for 90 minutes. 

The four single ladies of miss A are scheduled to be arriving at Jakarta, a day before (August 30) to prepare for the show. Everything will go after miss A's plans and wishes. 

The show case will be held at the venue Istora Senayan, Jakarta Selatan. You can choose three different seats from Tribune to VIP. Each at a different price range, which can be seen down below:
  • Tribune cost: IDR 350.000
  • Festival:IDR 600.000
  • VIP : IDR 900.000
Tickets will starts selling in July, more will be announced by Sonicma Entertainment.

The Sonicma Entertainemnt promised that there will be a lot of interaction between miss A and fans, because this was especially requested by miss A, themselves. So it will be a showcase you don't want to miss! 


Info/tweets Translated byYI XUAN ★ (@kyuhxuan)None (@BabyCakELF)

Reported by:Mya@ultimate-adora.com

[VIDEO] Big Bang's TOP released Monster teaser!

Posted: 28 May 2012 08:48 AM PDT


Check out Big Bang's first video teaser featuring rapper TOP.


[NEWS] Nichkhun and 2PM have no time to rest!

Posted: 28 May 2012 08:29 AM PDT


Nichkhun Horvejkul, the Thai guy in the South Korean boyband 2PM, is an ever-resent personality, appearing regularly here in concerts, on TV and in commercials.
But he's hardly ever in Thailand for more than a few hours before he has to get back on a plane and return to Seoul. The best his family can hope for is a quick hug in the hotel room.
Since joining 2PM, Nichkhun's longest visit back home was for the production of "Rak Jed Pee Dee Jed Hon", the omnibus movie project to celebrate the seventh anniversary of film studio GTH. It'll be released in July.
Nichkhun says he wishes he could spend more time in his homeland. And his 2PM bandmates are anxious to have an extended Thai holiday, maybe with Nichkhun as their tour guide. 
But who knows when they'll ever get a break? The Korean boys will all have to report for military duty – that's the best chance for them to relax. And then, hopefully, Nichkhun can take a little R-and-R as well.

source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/life/Nichkhun-and-2PM-have-no-time-to-rest-30182337.html

[INFO] A small date with the 7 men, “Do you want to know the real BTOB?”!

Posted: 28 May 2012 08:16 AM PDT

Hongdae tea time with BTOB, "Fall into the charms of the 7 men~"

[Jang Jinlee Reporter] On the afternoon of a weekday in May, we met up with the members of BTOB in front of the streets of Hongdae. The members, who had been filled with tiredness from their busy schedules, smiled as soon as they came out of the car. We met the members for an interview so we decided to talk like what an interview implies.

Instead of asking the same old questions with the same old answers, we wanted to see BTOB's real appearance and charms. We could ask Naver hyungnim what their title song was and how many songs were on their album anyways.

Maybe it was because of the freedom you could feel on the streets of Hongdae, but the BTOB members who looked like a stereotypical idol ready to say their greeting turned into boys you can find in the neighborhood.

As soon as we entered the cafe, the members were even more excited. BTOB members start gawking and talking all over each other at the iPad menu. Their charismatic idol group image was long gone and they all just looked like boys in their 10s and teens in their 20s.


It take more than 10 minutes for BTOB to pick their items from the menu. Peniel, who can't drink anything with coffee inside looks for sweeter things on the menu, Minhyuk and Changseob start to question their order earlier and think about changing what they had ordered. After long consideration, each of the members chose they like to drink and nodded with a smile of satisfaction.

From the BTOB members, Minhyuk has the most memories in Hongdae. Minhyuk stated, "I went to a cram school here. I lived near the Shinchon and Hongdae areas for a long time." Peniel, who is from Chicago, commented honestly, "I don't really know Hongdae too well."

While we were taking pictures at the cafe, BTOB members were the happiest because of the many manga and character figures. The members weren't pretending to read, but they were actually all over the cafe pulling out mangas like little boys.  The various plastic models attracted BTOB's attention as well. When the reporter commented that all he knew was Keroro, the members started to get excited and pointed out the others saying, "That is Kiroro. That is Dororo, Tororo…"


While we were at it, we decided to ask some typical questions idol groups get asked. When we asked who was the crybaby of the group, all the members eyes turned to Minhyuk without a word. We later found out that Minhyuk had cried so much at the Showcase, their debut stage, causing other members to get teary eyed. He started to deny the fact saying, "I just ended up crying. I really don't cry often, but I was overwhelmed with emotions."

The members who are in charge of brightening up the mood was Sungjae, Ilhoon, and Eunkwang. Peniel was in charge of reactions and English. He had that he was absorbed into learning Korean these days and had a proud expression on his face when he started to mumble the different Korean words he learned from the older members. But when the reporter said the word 'Sungchikam (Achievement)' he made a sad expression as he asked for the meaning of the word, winning over the other members with his cuteness.


BTOB's mascot is Changseob. But Changseob had completely denied the fact. "My official concept is Sang-Male. It means whatever I do, I look like a real man doing it." At Changseob's words the other members laughed saying that "he looks cute even saying that." Then Changseob commented with a firm face, "I'm the real one with charisma, but after the showcase I think my appearance changed 180 degrees. This year I will remove the word "cute" from my name."

Ilhoon was close to be the one in charge of charisma, but the members started attacking him saying, "He is fake charisma. He is way too cute." To this, Ilhoon commented cautiously, "I'm all over the place. I think I'm a different person on stage. I'm trying to limit how much I talk."

Meanwhile, BTOB's Asia Special album 'Born to Beat' was released and they plan on hitting the Asian markets. With the album holding the new song 'I Stole Her Lips (Irresistible Lips)' BTOB plans to conquer Asian markets as well……


CREDITS : JOYNEWS (SOURCE), 
YONGISM@BTOBEATMEDIA.TUMBLR.COM (TRANS)

[NEWS] Simon D regrets rejecting IU’s offer

Posted: 28 May 2012 07:30 AM PDT


Supreme Team's Simon D revealed that he had once turn down IU's offer and named it as his biggest regret of his 20's.

During the recent filming of Mnet 'vol. TEN', Simon D revealed that he had turned down IU's offer for a collaboration. Right after releasing her hit track "Nagging", the singer asked Simon D to feature in another song. However, due to his busy schedule, Simon D turned down the offer.

Simon D explained, "I had to turn down the offer because I was so busy. Now I feel so bad that I can't even talk to her."

To this, Im Jin Mo nagged him saying, "Rejecting a request from IU is worse than disobeying an order from your parents." Jung In added, "Simon D, you're quite amazing to have rejected IU."

Simon also made everyone laugh by stating "I also think it is my biggest mistake in my 20s."

Source: Nate

[PICTURE] Lee Je Hoon shares photos from ‘Fashion King’ celebration party

Posted: 28 May 2012 07:00 AM PDT


The photos of "Fashion King" celebration party exposed.

Actor Lee Je Hoon published the photos from the celebration party of "Fashion King" on his personal Facebook account.

In the photos, Lee Je Hoon held an SLR to shoot photos with other actors in high spirit, and posed a variety of funny facial expressions.

In addition, the main actors of "Fashion King", Shin Se Kyung, Girls' Generation member Kwon Yuri and Yoo Ah In also participated the celebration party.

More photos from the celebration party of "Fashion King" have since been released, do check out the Fashion King celebration party gallery below.










[PICTURE] SECRET reveals album jackets for Japanese single “Twinkle Twinkle”

Posted: 28 May 2012 06:34 AM PDT


Following their second Japanese single "So Much For Goodbye", SECRET will be releasing new Japanese single "Twinkle Twinkle" on June 13th.

"Twinkle Twinkle" is reported to be the ending theme song for 'Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden', a gag spin-off of the popular 'Naruto Shippuden' series. After releasing the full PV for the song, SECRET has unveiled the album jacket for the single.

The single will be available in 3 different versions. The CD-only will include the tracks "Twinkle Twinkle" and "First Kiss". Limited edition CD+DVD will have bonus DVD containing music video and making of film. And limited edition anime version with Rock Lee as the cover and will include the "Rock Lee version" of "Twinkle Twinkle"


[VIDEO] JJ Project releases greetings + MV making film videos

Posted: 28 May 2012 06:16 AM PDT


JYP Entertainment's latest group, JJ Project recently released their first mini album "Bounce" and started their music career with a bang. Their title track "Bounce" received an enormous amount of attention worldwide, sweeping real-time music charts, as well as Youtube and iTunes charts.

Following their first round of promotions on weekly music broadcast, the duo of JJ Project treated fans with two new videos uploaded on their official Youtube channel. JJ Project revealed a special greeting message for Youtube fans, as well the making-of film for their music video.





Update: Album Jacket Making Film added

[NEWS] FT Island completes solo concert in Taiwan

Posted: 28 May 2012 05:49 AM PDT


Hallyu band FT Island recently completed their successful first concert in Taiwan.

FT Island held their 'Play! FT Island in Taipei' as part of their 'Play! FT Island' concert tour on May 26th in Taipei, Taiwan and impressed over 8,000 fans. The band proved their overwhelming popularity as the tickets for the concert were snapped up in about ten minutes after going on sale last March 24.

During the event, FT Island performed over 20 hit songs including, "I Hope", "Love Love Love", "Neverland" and "I Confess." The group also received an explosive response by singing their previous hits "Severely" and "Like the Birds" as encores.

Taiwanese fans surprised the group by holding up placards during their encore performance to congratulate FT Island for their fifth year anniversary.

The group remarked, "We are truly thankful for your passion and for the event. We were also very impressed and happy by the surprise event. We will work harder as repayment for the love we received from our fans."

[PICTURE] 2PM’s Junsu reveals his muscular arms

Posted: 28 May 2012 05:36 AM PDT


Group 2PM's Junsu showed off his muscular arms.

Junsu tweeted on the evening of the 24th on his twitter, "2PM LIVE 2012 'Six Beautiful Days' at Budokan in Tokyo. START!" and uploaded a picture along with it.

In the picture, Junsu is shirtless and his ten fingers are placed on the floor, showing off his shoulder line and his arm muscles. With bronze skin and without even a little flab, Junsu's muscular body was enough to shake all female fans' hearts.

Netizens responded with "Your muscles are really daebak. How much exercise needed to be done in order to create those muscular arms?" "Now I know that men's bodies are sexy too. Totally cool" "Looks like you did well disciplining yourself. It's nice to look at" and more.

On the other hand, 2PM are holding '6 Beautiful Days' solo live concerts beginning from the 24th.


Source: Naver
Translated by KimBoPeepOppa @ JunkayStreet

[PICTURE] Davichi’s Minkyung shows off fresh, no makeup face

Posted: 28 May 2012 05:23 AM PDT


Davichi's Kang Minkyung boasts her flawless and milky skin, showing up without makeup at an event.

The singer recently attented the 2012 Nike Women's Race which took place at the Sangnam World Cup Park in Seoul. Minkyung captivated the audience, showing off her pure and clean look without wearing any makeup on her face.

Netizens commented, "Nobody can follow her with no-make up", "She's prettier without makeup", "Envy her flawless skin" and "She looks fabulous even without any makeup on."

[PICTURE] Kim Ha Neul shares lovely selca

Posted: 28 May 2012 05:10 AM PDT


Actress Kim Ha Neul recently attracted wide attention with her flawless beauty.

On May 26, Kim Ha Neul uploaded some photos of herself on her Facebook account with the caption, "A Gentleman's Dignity will start airing today! I'm so nervous."

In the pictures, Kim Ha Neul is sitting at a cafe as she gazes beautifully at the camera. Her beautiful facial features, wavy hair and lovely smiles truly appeal to her fans.

Fans commented, "She's so pretty", "The pictures look like pictorial from a magazine!" "She's pretty enough to captivate Jang Dong Gun."

[VIDEO] Trailer for So Ji Sub and Lee Yeon Hee’s ‘Ghost’ released

Posted: 28 May 2012 04:57 AM PDT


Official teaser trailers for SBS' upcoming Wednesday and Thursday drama series "Ghost" (aka "Phantom") has been unveiled!

Ghost" is about the life and works of network reconnaissance team members So Ji Sub and Lee Yeon Hee who reveal the secret of human hidden behind the highly developed state-of-the-art instrument on Internet world.

The drama is scheduled to hit the airwaves every Wednesday and Thursday starting May 30th.

[NEWS] IU tops Billboard’s K-Pop Chart for two consecutive weeks

Posted: 28 May 2012 04:44 AM PDT


IU's latest track "Every End of the Day" has been perched atop the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 chart for two consecutive weeks and running.

According to the latest chart on May 25, the title track "Every End of the Day" off of IU's new mini-album 'Spring of a Twenty Year Old' which was released on May 11 ranked #1 on the K-pop Hot 100 Chart for the week.

"Twinkle" of Girls' Generation's first unit TaeTiSeo and "I Don't Care" of comedian group Brave Guys ranked 2nd and 3rd, respectively. While Baek Ji Young's latest tracks "Good Boy" and "Voice" placed one after another on 4th and 5th spot on the chart.

[NEWS] Tim’s “I Love You” achieves an all kill on Indonesian charts

Posted: 28 May 2012 04:31 AM PDT


Soloist Tim hit an all-kill feat on Indonesian radio charts!

Back in April, Tim collaborated popular Indonesian singer, Astrid for a duet version of his debut track "I Love You" (Saranghapnida), which was first released on 2003. The song swept the number one spots of 10 major Indonesian radio charts.

"I Love You" will also be featured in the upcoming Korean-Indonesian collaboration drama, 'Saranghae, I Love You…' which will premiere in July. Tim will play the leading male role, Young Min and is currently filming in Indonesia.

Meanwhile, Tim will release an official album in Indonesia on May 29th.


Source: Naver

[VIDEO] M.I.B releases MV teaser for “So It’s Only Hard For Me”

Posted: 28 May 2012 04:18 AM PDT


Following the release of their image teasers and full tracklist, hip hop group M.I.B dropped the first music video teaser for upcoming title track "So It's Only Hard For Me"!

"So It's Only Hard For Me" will be M.I.B's title song from their new mini album 'Illusion'. In contrast to their previously released singles, "So It's Only Hard For Me" features a more mellow melody and dramatic rap that complements M.I.B's music flavor.

M.I.B's comeback mini album 'Illusion' will be released on June 1st. In the meantime, check out their teaser below!

[NEWS] Yoo Jae Suk will buy a car for IU?

Posted: 28 May 2012 04:05 AM PDT


Nation's MC Yoo Jae Suk might have to buy a brand new car for IU.

On the May 27th episode of SBS's 'Running Man', singer IU and Manchester United's Park Ji Sung appeared as guests for Superpower Soccer competition and Incheon race.

After the soccer match, the cast members headed to a sushi restaurant for some breakfast. At the restaurant, HaHa mentioned, "It was IU's birthday recently. She's going to get her driver's license soon so I think it'll be perfect if Yoo Jae Suk bought her a car."

The troubled Yoo Jae Suk replied, "Let's collect 10,000,000 KRW (approximately $8,400 USD) each!" IU later surprised the MC by saying, "I'll put it to good use."

Yoo Jae Suk then asked Park Ji Sung, "What are you going to buy for IU?" to which the soccer player wittily replied, "I'll buy her a seat cover for the new car."

Netizens commented, "Our IU needs a car", "Poor Yoo Jae Suk", "I want to ride in the car IU drives" and more.

Source: Nate

[NEWS] KARA completes ‘KARASIA’ Japanese tour

Posted: 28 May 2012 03:52 AM PDT


Girl group KARA successfully completed their first Japanese tour concert "KARASIA", finishing off from May 26 to 27 at the Sataima Super Arena.

Starting from Yokohama in April, KARA toured the city of Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Tokyo. Selling all the tickets for their twelve concerts in six cities, KARA recorded an audience of 150,000 from all over Japan.

The final performance at Saitama on May 27 was broadcasted live through 60 different movie theaters nationwide. All tickets for both the concert and the theaters were sold out, proving KARA's high popularity in Japan.

KARA performed their hits "Jet Coaster Love", "Go Go Summer" and "Speed Up" as well as individual stages by the five members. Several Japanese celebrities including AKB48, Aoyama Thelma, Terry Ito, Wentz Eiji, Suzuki Emi and Ashida Mana also attended the concert.

KARA will be returning to Korea to focus on their individual activities following their tour.



Source: Star News

[PICTURE] Kim SooRo snapped a cute photo with Sooyoung

Posted: 28 May 2012 03:39 AM PDT


Actor Kim SooRo revealed a certification shot of himself and Girls' Generation's Sooyoung.

On May 27th, through his personal Twitter account, Kim SooRo tweeted, "I've finished (filming/shooting) the ad! So, round 2 of the people I met today. I'm revealing it now. Jja jan. Please look at us in a cute way" and attached with it a photo he took with Sooyoung.

In the photo revealed, Kim SooRo dressed neatly in a grey suit with a bright smile on his face, showing his close friendship with Sooyoung. Sooyoung who was seen in a leather jacket, posed with a V-sign along with Kim SooRo, showing her mature-looking beauty and charm.

Netizens who saw the photo commented, "Both of them look like brothers and sisters", "Indeed, Kim SooRo is a person who has many connections in the entertainment world", "Can't wait for the advertisement that features both of them", etc.


Credit: star.moneytoday.co.kr
Translation: fanwonder

[PICTURE] T-ara’s Hyomin shows off her ant waist

Posted: 28 May 2012 03:26 AM PDT


T-ara's Hyomin is getting a lot of attention thanks to her incredibly slim waist!

On May 28th, Hyomin uploaded the above photo and tweeted, "I'm rehearsing for the concert in Thailand… Day 6 Fighting!"

Fans who saw her photo commented, "I think you need to eat a lot more", "It seems like you keep getting slimmer", "I am envious of your healthy figure", and more.

[NEWS] Super Junior’s Ryeowook and INFINITE’s Sunggyu to join ‘Immortal Song 2’

Posted: 28 May 2012 03:13 AM PDT


Super Junior's Ryeowook and INFINITE's Sunggyu will be joining other talented singers in KBS2's 'Immortal Song 2'!

On May 28, KBS announced that Ryeowook and Sunggyu recently decided to appear on 'Immortal Song 2' as fixed members. The two singers will participate in the filming on June 4 for the Yang Hee Eun special of the show.

Known as the lead vocalists in their respective groups, many are thrilled to know that they are able to showcase their vocal skills on 'Immortal Song 2'. Ryeowook is known for having a sweet and distinctive vocal who has experience in musicals and DJ-ing.

On the other hand, Sunggyu is the leader and main vocalist of INFINITE. He's one of the most talented singers of all idol group members. He will be added to the 'Immortal Song 2' performers as the youngest, following after Ailee who is also born in 1989.

Ryeowook and Sunggyu's first performances can be watched on June 16 and 23.

[INTERVIEW] Kikwang and Dongwoon's interview in "There'll Be No Spotlight If You Stop Now"!

Posted: 28 May 2012 02:57 AM PDT



BEAST's interview in "There'll Be No Spotlight If You Stop Now"

Interview (Gikwang)

IF THERE'S A 50:50 CHANCE, THEN I BELIEVE THAT THERE'S A CHANCE TO BE RECOGNIZED

Q1: I know you have been a trainee for a long time. What were you thinking during that time?
A: I thought to myself this was the time I've been waiting for, the time when I could realize one of my dreams, which was to stand on the stage. Whenever I wanted to give up, I always remembered my mother and I could say that it was because of her I continued to hold on.

Q2: What was your dream when you were little?
A: I had so many dreams when I was little. I really liked and respected Bi (Rain) Sunbae, but my dream wasn't to be a singer. But one day, I saw a JYP audition. I was fascinated and from then on I became someone who wanted to keep my dream. It seems that I was lucky too as well.

Q3: I heard that when you were a teenager you adventured a lot, what do you exactly mean by this?
A: When I was a trainee I troubled the director a lot. I didn't practice often, and when we practiced together, I caused more harm to my team. I felt bad about it too, but thinking back on it, I think it was a process for me to become better learner.

Q4: If you didn't become a singer, what would you be?
A: I'm a person who will only focus on one thing once I set my mind on it. Because I had passed the audition, I had the chance to show my ability in this field, making me a singer like I am now. Seeing Rain Sunbae, I was determined that I would only become a singer. I don't even remember my dreams before that.

Q5: It seems like you feel burdened because you were the first want to make a solo debut.
A: I was intended to debut together with Beast. When I was young, I was the one who decided that I wanted to go to this music industry. But still, my heart felt heavy and burdened. My dream was to be a singer, but I didn't know about music, that's why I was worried to start it alone. Two days after debut, I realized that I could adapt to the stage eventually. However, I saw the other members dancing behind me. I felt really guilty towards them. I was sad and felt guilty but I couldn't express it.

Q6: What did you think of your solo debut?
A: Failure. Defeat. I could say that I wasn't satisfied with my stage experience. I think it isn't easy to be a successful singer in South Korea's music industry. Nevertheless, being on stage was still the most precious experience to me.

Q7: Park Jin Young really liked you, Lee Gikwang. Please explain why Director Hong Seung Seong was interested to recruit you too. Was it because of your hard work?
A: I never ever thought of myself as being very great. Until now I realize that I still have many weaknesses. But when I practice, on stage, or wherever I am, I always control my mind. I always tell myself that I can do it. Remembering that I can be the best, I gain more confidence so that I can do better on my performances. That way, I can look at myself confidently. Is that only considered as an alibi? I still lack in so many things, that's why I practice like crazy. People even think that I'm a practice bug. They even ask me to stop practicing.

Q8: During your time as a trainee, have you ever thought that you were inside an invisible tunnel (failure)?
A: Like others, I also thought about that. I was worried if I could debut or not. Even after debut, I spent days with worry asking myself if I could do my best. I tried thinking positively. I believed in the Director and myself. I think that's why I practiced earnestly, because I believed that if I can do my best, then, I think I can materialize my dream.

Q9: What do you think those star trainees should take into account in order to become closer to their dreams?
A: Anyone can say anything but we should never lose that rookie mindset. I see this in many people on television and around me who choose to be a singer. I think anyone who choose to be a singer or dancer will practice immediately hoping for good results. However, we can see that many people fail despite the practices too. But if we have the will, we will be able to materialize our dreams. I also think it is important to see the reality too so that we can practice diligently and earnestly. If anyone can do that, I believe they can see the light soon.

Q10: What is your dream now?
A: My dream is to be an artist. Now, people call me a singer, but I actually want to be a musician that is known worldwide. I hope I can be aligned together with famous artists like DBSK, BoA, and Rain.

Q11: Please imagine yourself in the next 10 years?
A: I want to be a good father at home.

Q12: Please tell the most memorable moment with Director Hong Seung Seong.
A: Building Cube Entertainment together with Director Hong Seung Seong. I gave him my hand because I believed in him. I also tried to keep that faith. I think that's what made me "Beast's" Lee Gikwang.


Interview (Dongwoon)

I BELIEVE IN MYSELF TO OUTSHINE OTHERS

Q1: I heard that you decided to study and take a break from the trainee life. Why did you change again?
A : In JYP, I practiced with 2PM and 2AM hyungs, but I make it in the end. Because of that, I decided to end my trainee life. I continue to live without even imagining to come back to my past life. Then, I saw 2PM and 2AM hyungs debut and I was stimulated. In the end, Director Hong Seung Seong gave me his hand.

Q2: What was the hardest thing that made you want to stop and give up your dream?
A: I was very determined when I quitted JYP. I started being a trainee since the 1st year of high school. But three years later, when I quitted being a trainee, I didn't have any friends. During my years as a high school student, I would go to school and after school I would invite my friends to hang out together with me. But they always said they were so busy that they couldn't hang out with me. So I would go to the training center to practice. The trainees are always lonely and are in need of sympathy. Eventually with time, friends from my group moved and I was left alone. When I was back in school, I would sleep during classes. When I woke up, lunch time was over. No one wanted to have lunch with me. Honestly, I was very shocked because of that. There wasn't a single friend who greeted me on the road. My heart really hurt. It was really painful because at such a young age, I had to hold on to that kind of trainee life.

Q3: Then, after you quitted being a trainee, you committed to studying?
A: Three years later, I came back to study. By studying, the recovery was surprising and delightful. Actually, after I stopped training, I saw my test results for the first time. Out of 39 students in my class, all 38 of them passed. I knew that the only student who failed the test was me. I was shocked and since then I focused on studying. After that day, on my next test, I got 5th place out the 39 students in class. I studied by myself at that time.

Q4: What dream made you study to such extent?
A: I didn't have any dreams. For those three years, I threw away my dream to be a singer. There was nothing I wanted to do, and there was no motivation at all. Looking back, I didn't do anything beside studying. When I saw 2PM and 2AM hyungs appear on TV, I gradually started to dream again.

Q5: What about your parents's support, Son Dongwoon?
A: When I felt difficult, my parents knew all about it. That's why they respected and believed in whatever I choose and my decisions.

Q6: According to Director Hong Seung Seong, you grew and improved by studying.
A: It's actually hard to say it like that. Previously, I didn't have the basic foundation and experience. Since I didn't have any knowledge to begin with, I developed more. I am thankful that I could become a star because compared to others who had more abilities, I wasn't born with any talent.

Q7: If you knew that you didn't have the talent, then did you choose this path just because of curiosity?
A: At young age, it's a dream everyone dreams about at least once. It's people's curiosity about singers and entertainers. Director Hong said that if I work hard, I could work up to my potential.

Q8: What do you think is your weakness now?
A: I really can't dance. Other hyungs are really good at dancing. I can only follow them. In people's eyes, I have so many weaknesses. I don't have the talent to dance, so singing really makes me feel more dynamic.

Q9: Communicating with fans made you famous. Do you think you can live a normal life now?
A: It's because of the fans on Twitter. Even though I meet them only through a singer-fan relationship, I know that my fans really like me. But, like anything, some people like me and some others hate me. I consider my relationship with fans to be like a relationship a trustworthy and loving friend would have. I realized that as time passes, my communication with them is no longer just the communication between a singer and the fans, but a more personal one. I feel much more comfortable. Now my fans choose to protect me and I want to do the same. That's why I always say that. Working hard and expressing more seems to be my way of connecting with my fans.

Q10: What is the presence of a fan to Son Dongwoon?
A: I thought of a fan as someone who can see me on TV or meet me coincidentally, and relate with me casually. But now, I think the relationship is warmer because we can support and trust each other. Actually, no one has ever been this close to me. We are very busy sometimes and we have to suffer from the morning. When there's a schedule in the morning, we have to do make up at 4AM. We complained a lot to the make up staff and our managers making them feel even more exhausted. However, if you think about it, our fans are willing to wait for us all night only to see our short performance. When I see them, I feel guilty and worry about them. Everyday, when someone cheers me up when I feel tired, I want to give them energy. I think that is such a remarkable thing. Although I feel tired, I receive a lot of cheer from the fans' Twitter mentions. Also, ever since I debuted, I received gifts like photobooks with my photos. I was really moved by the presents. Because of the fans, I don't feel tired at all. Their presence is like energy to me.

Q11: What is Son Dongwoon's dream now?
A: In Korea, it seems that many people classify certain music genres calling it "idol music". They have the image that idol singers can gain popularity but not make music. However, little by little people see musicality as our color so that we can sing a song that is well received and loved. Now, we sing a lot of songs about love or separation. But later, we want to be singing songs that encourage people who aren't in good condition or are facing difficulties. Even though there is not enough time, as a singer I want my job to be meaningful. Honestly, rather than being known as Beast, we want our presence to be more meaningful to many people.

Q12: How is your relationship with Director Hong Seung Seong?
A: If Beast members and the Director meet, it's interesting. It is strange, but I feel a little awkward whenever consulting with the Director. Of course, Director always gives the best answer. However, I have seen him since my times in JYP and I think that he is a person with an eerie charisma. Some times I can't behave like a baby, but when I'm in the practice room, I often call and text him. He also comes to look for me.

Q13: How does Director Hong encourage you?
A: Since I'm still young, I don't want to trouble the Director. Director's words always encourage me. Recently, we've just finished our Asian Tour Fanmeeting. After the performance in Taiwan, Director came to the backstage and said, "Now, you guys can do well without me, right?" Even though it was brief, it meant a lot to us and gave us a lot of strength. In the beginning of the year, even though we accomplished BEAST's solo encore concert, I think we still lack a lot. We were happy because we're well received in Taiwan. Although it is important to be well received and loved, in the future I will try hard to improve my ability for those who have praised and guided me.

Q14: Are you satisfied in Cube?
A: I am satisfied. Although I have joined a bigger agency and befriended idols from other companies in the past, it is difficult to enjoy time making music and do things I want like when I'm with the Director. Unlike 4Minute members who usually call Director Father, BEAST members can't call him "Father" because we're embarrassed. Still, I feel really comfortable with Director Hong's presence.

Q15: What do you want to say to to-be-singers who wants to be a singer?
A: I want to tell them to not give up halfway. I have given up my dream and stopped being a JYP trainee. I regretted it very much. After spending three years practicing, I noticed that I can sing quite well compared to before. But, after resting for a long time, I started singing again and realized it had been two years. Now, everything goes by easily and I feel my past capabilities has returned. However, it's very difficult for me to ensure if the result is good or bad because I can't make sure if I have done my best. I remember people used to say that each song is like stair step. If we ascend the step one by one, we can feel the improvement anytime. Anyone's opinion can make us feel like we are nothing, but I believe in myself who can outshine others.


CREDITS: There'll Be No Spotlight If You Stop Now (SOURCE); 
LadyPsyche & YONGISM @ B2STRISING (TRANS)

[NEWS] Song Seung Heon & Lee Bum Soo Commemorate Dr.JIN’s Premiere!

Posted: 28 May 2012 02:42 AM PDT

Song Seung Heon who is starring in MBC's new weekend drama "Dr.JIN" published a photo of him with Lee Bum Soo on the morning of May 26th, 2012, and wrote, "Today commemoration of 'Dr.JIN' premiere! Together with brother Bum Soo!"
In the photo, Song Seung Hun and Lee Bum Soo were wearing ancient costume, and the hand of Lee Bum Soo was holding a script.
Netizens commented on the photo, "'Foresee that Dr.JIN will be popular," "There is no hairstyle that is not suitable for Song Seung Heon," "The first drama that get excited by just watching trailer," "Today will glue to TV," and etc.



"Dr.JIN" premieres on May 26th, 2012 on 9:55pm.




Source: Osen
Cr: Drama Haven


[NEWS] Uhm Tae Woong Feels Like Crossed a Mountain on Man of Equator’s Ending!

Posted: 28 May 2012 02:25 AM PDT

Actor Uhm Tae Woong expressed his thoughts on the ending of KBS2 TV's "Man of Equator".
In "Man of Equator", Uhm Tae Wong is playing the role of Kim Sun Woo who is revenging at all cost, perfectly demonstrated his outstanding and extraordinary acting.
Uhm Tae Woong said, "In the drama, I interpret the revenge of a man. Although now thinking back, I feel that I can do better in some part, but I have tried my best to play the role of Kim Sun Woo, so I have no regret. Now I feel like conquering a big mountain, the mood is relaxed and comfortable."


He also said, "At the same time, would also like to thank the drama's director, screenplay writer, and all cast and crew members, and would also like to thank the fans who has been care about and support me, thank you!"
"Man of Equator" has engaged in fierce competition with "The King 2 Hearts" and "Rooftop Prince" since premiered in early March 2012, and eventually managed to constantly won the audience ratings battle with intriguing plot and good acting by actors.
The skillful acting and unique sense of honesty by Uhm Tae Wong deeply moved the audience, becoming the hero of soaring ratings of "Man of Equator".

Source: Drama Haven


[NEWS] A Gentleman’s Dignity Nose Out Dr.JIN on Premiere!

Posted: 28 May 2012 02:13 AM PDT

The gorgeous duel between "A Gentleman's Dignity" and "Dr. JIN" have started. The first round was won by "A Gentleman's Dignity".
According to statistics released by AGB Nielson Media Research agency on the morning of May 27th, 2012, the viewership ratings for SBS's "A Gentleman's Dignity" premiere episode 1 aired on May 26th, 2012 was 14.1%, wining by a narrow margin on 2% over MBC's "Dr. Jin". KBS2′s talk show "Do Dream" aired on the same time slot rated 5.6%.
"A Gentleman's Dignity" as the comeback drama of Jang Dong Gun has been attracting everyone's attention, coupled with the casting of skillful actors of Kim Min Jong, Kim Soo Ro and Lee Jong Hyuk, indicating that the drama will be a hit. While the new partnering between Kim Ha Neul and Jang Dong Gun also raised the expectation. The cooperation between screenwriter Kim Eun Suk who has been very appealing to viewers and director Shin Woo-Cheol also become a major topic.

"Dr. JIN" is a medical drama with time-traveling theme. Song Seung Heon who has long absent finally returns to the small screen, coupled with the casting of JYJ's Kim Jaejoong, Lee Bum Soo and Park Min Young, the drama which included many Hallyu stars also highly anticipated.





Source: Drama Haven