Wednesday, June 6, 2012

"[NEWS] Wonder Girls and Big Bang go head-to-head with new albums!" plus 24 more

"[NEWS] Wonder Girls and Big Bang go head-to-head with new albums!" plus 24 more


[NEWS] Wonder Girls and Big Bang go head-to-head with new albums!

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 08:58 AM PDT

Wonder Girls and Big Bang dominated the music charts after the release of their new albums on Sunday, proving their firm hold on the K-pop music scene. Wonder Girls returned with "Wonder Party," filled with playful and cheerful songs including "Like This" and five other new songs.
Big Bang unveiled a special edition album with five new songs, including powerful title track "Monster" and four other songs released previously and made into different versions including "Still Alive" and "Fantastic Baby."



So far, Big Bang has been in the lead with two to three of their songs topping major music charts on Monday while Wonder Girls only had their title song ranked second or third place in the charts. On YouTube, Big Bang's "Monster" achieved more than 3 million views in a day, the highest viewership recorded in such a short period in K-pop history, according to YG Entertainment. Wonder Girls' "Like this" has been watched by more than 1.3 million viewers a day on YouTube.


With the simultaneous release of two albums, fans are busy commenting on their favorite songs and group.

"(I prefer) 'Monster.' I also like Wonder Girls' 'Like this.' I think it's going to be big in Korea since it's catchy and has some crazy dance. I feel like their song is definitely for summer," wrote Chachii on the Yahoo! Answer board.

Wonder Girls' album came seven months after "Be My Baby," another retro concept song.
The new title song "Like this" departs from this retro sound. Based on powerful hip hop beats combined with electronica, the song evokes parties on summer nights. The new album features songs that better express the unique characteristics of the group members as they composed and wrote lyrics to some of the songs, according to JYP Entertainment. Yeeun wrote "R.E.A.L" and "Girl Friend" and Yubin made her debut as a lyricist with "Hey Boy."

Big Bang successfully topped the local music charts on Monday morning despite the fact that they are not promoting the new album directly in Korea as they are on a concert tour in Japan. The title song's emotional melody line appeals to fans who were drawn to the addictive melodies in "Lie" and "Blue."

"I have to say I prefer Big Bang's music video more, not just because I like Big Bang more but because this song felt like it had more of an emotional value to it and I could actually connect to it," wrote Jenny on the Yahoo! Answers bulletin.

Big Bang's music video was made in collaboration with Hyundai Card. The card company covered some of the production costs and participated in the design for the album cover. The movie-like music video reinterprets the character of each member of the group into a "monster" who talks to his lovers that have turned away from him. The special edition album includes "FEELING," produced together with world renowned German DJ Boys Noize, "Bingle Bingle" created by G-Dragon and Teddy, a producer of YG Entertainment, and "Ego," which tells of the feelings of a man in love.


Source: Koreaherald

[INTERVIEW] Park Yoochun: “Thanks to ‘Solo’ singer Kim Junsu, JYJ is shining.” ③

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 08:46 AM PDT


JYJ Park Yoochun exclaimed over Kim Junsu's solo album activities.
On May 31, in an interview with our reporters, Park Yoochun said "If Junsu was born in the US, he would create an uproar. He is someone who fits perfectly the title 'Asia's number one'."
After releasing his solo album 'XIA-Tarantallegra', Kim Junsu has started his Asia tour with the concerts in Seoul. Park Yoochun said "Because of 'Rooftop Prince', I haven't attended Junsu's concert yet. After checking my schedule, I will go to one of his overseas concerts."
When hearing about the plan for Kim Junsu's solo album, all other JYJ members positively supported the idea. Park Yoochun explained "While doing my individual activities, I couldn't show the musical side of me and in the music industry, I couldn't express freely my music too so there is always a regretful feeling in my heart. As soon as I heard about the plan for Junsu's solo album, I have rushed him into preparing and releasing it."



Furthermore, Park Yoochun showed his strong trust "When I look at Junsu's solo album, I feel as if my thrist was quenched. As he is working hard, he will give off a different feeling from when we work together as a group so my heart is full of pride and anticipation". In addition, Park Yoochun smiled and said "No one else would be able to do as well as Junsu is doing. Therefore, it seems that JYJ will shine even more."

Then doesn't Park Yoochun have a plan for his own solo album as well? Park Yoochun said "Since I was still in TVXQ under SM-Entertainment, I have had the desire to release it for once". He explained "I want to produce my own album where the songs will be filled with my lifestory like 015B and Yoo Jaeha sunbae-nim. Later when there is a chance, I will definitely release an album like that".

"First of all, I will have to see what I need to have in order to advance further and further. After that, I will make my decision and work on what I want one by one."



Source: Starnews
Translated By: SweetieXiah of JYJ3

[INTERVIEW] Park Yoochun: “If I have girlfriend, I will date her publicly” ②

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 08:32 AM PDT


As if this matter cannot be separated from him, while interviewing Park Yoochun, Han Jimin's name cannot be left out. Even though the playful couple has a sad love story in 'Rooftop Prince', the perfect harmony between them led to the viewers' reaction 'It will be really great if they also date each other in real life'.

"I can already get the right feelings after practicing the lines with Han Jimin once or twice!"

Accepted the role in 'Rooftop Prince' right after finishing jTBC drama 'Padam Padam… The sound of his and her heartbeats', Han Jimin was not in her best conditions due to the cumulative fatigue. Park Yoochun looked back at that time "At the test shooting, I met Jimin noona for the first time so it was very awkward. We also didn't have a chance to talk with each other a lot. Fortunately, at the first shooting, because there were the ' 3 courtiers' as well so it was not awkward anymore".

"Jimin noona and I had lots of scenes together. Because we must be in tune in those scenes, I was worried a lot. However, Jimin noona's personality makes other people around her feel at ease easily. Soon, I felt comfortable around her too. Because we feel really comfortable with each other, our acting becomes in tune well. We only need to say our lines once or twice in order to get the feelings. Acting became easier."

After reading Han Jimin's interview article, Park Yoochun felt embarassed and said "Noona has praised me too much". Then, Park Yoochun revealed "Jimin noona was the one who pointed out for me the difficult points in the script or the lines, solved those problems and told me about her own opinion too. As a sunbae in acting, she has guided my footsteps to make acting easier to me."

"In the morning when we received the new script and before shooting the first scene, Jimin noona would call me and arrange a meeting where we could have a talk with the director. There would be a lot of things I want to consult but noona gradually helped me get through all of them. One after another, she has helped me a lot and I am very thankful for that."

"Between me and Han Jimin? Even I think that we look good together."

As we spoke about Han Jimin's title 'The actress that looks good with most male actors', Park Yoochun also acknowledged it "She is an actress whose appearance would go well with others". Moreover, he also knew about the public's response 'Park Yoochun and Han Jimin look good together'. Park Yoochun confessed "When looking at captures from the broadcast or at the photos that we took together, I also think that we really look good together".

"In real life, noona is playful but she is also graceful. She has the image of a puppy. She is the one that you would want to protect. If she made my heart flutter, I wouldn't be able to act that naturally with her. However, because we are so close, holding hands even become natural between us. While filming, I went to a shop that I haven't visited for a long time and the owner told me that it seemed like there was something between me and Han Jimin. Even before I get to answer, the stylist who was present at that time has said 'There can't be anything between these two'. In real life, I don't have that feeling for her too."


Furthermore, we asked the 27-year-old young man Park Yoochun about dating and love. He gave us a surprising answer "If I have girlfriend, I am going to date her publicly. Even our CEO has revealed his relationship, hasn't he" ( the CEO of C-JeS entertainment, Baek Chang joo is in a relationship with the actress Song Jihyo). Park Yoochun said "I have thought about this before. If there is someone who I can take to visit my father's grave, I will naturally open our relationship to the public."

"Never once have I introduced my girlfriend to my parents. While my father was ill, I have thought that 'I should meet someone quickly and introduce her to my father'. However, meeting anyone would not be easy. After my father passed away, that thought became more serious. This is like the story of every celebrity. The desire to date publicly? (laugh) I will open my relationship to the public before it is spreaded as a scandal. However, it won't be a problem that is solved easily. I will need to be careful about this."


Source: OhMyStar
Translated by: SweetieXiah of JYJ3

[INTERVIEW] Park Yoochun “In ‘Rooftop Prince’, I brushed away the pressure and enjoyed the fun.” ①

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 08:17 AM PDT


Now, it's not awkward anymore when the title 'Actor' is put before his name. Gaining experience steadily through 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal' (2010) and 'Miss Ripley' (2011), he was ready to make viewers laugh with him through 'Rooftop Prince'. We are talking about Park Yoochun who transformed back and forth between Lee Gak, Yong Taeyong and Lee Gak who pretended to be Yong Taeyong.

The shooting didn't go smoothly from the beginning to the end. At the beginning, the shooting might have been interrupted because of JYJ's world tour in Chile and Peru but everything turned out well. However, as soon as he returned to the country, the sad news that his father has passed away was waiting for him. Nevertheless, right after his father's funeral ended, he had to return to the filming set. Without any words, all the actors and staff embraced him. Park Yoochun remembered "They didn't bring up that sad story with me at all. Instead, they talked about other daily things to me just as usual. Thanks to their considerations, I could slowly dust away my burdens."

We tried to ask Park Yoochun directly about the ending of 'Rooftop Prince'…

With his '3 courtiers' Lee Minho, Jung Sukwon and Choi Woosik, the shooting was full of ad-libs. Because the script was given out late, they faced with the crisis of not broadcasting on time. While filming 70 scenes non-stop in merely 2 days, they could only drink a cup of coffee and sighed 'We will soon die because of this'. Unknowingly, as it went along, the collaboration between these guys started shining. As a result, the final episode has taken the first place in ratings for Wed-Thurs dramas. He said "While I was acting, the sincere script touched me too, the script-writer has put all her heart in it."

"While playing the role Lee Gak, Yong Taeyong and Lee Gak who pretended to be Yong Taeyong, I have never been confused. As I naturally felt that the feelings were divided at different parts, I was immersed in transforming myself gradually while reading the script. On the other hand, I had trouble when I totally transformed to Yong Taeyong. All this time, I was using the sageuk tempo to say my lines so I have thought that I couldn't keep up with the modern-language tempo. At first, I was worried about that."


Before cutting his hair, Lee Gak who time-travelled from the Josun era to the modern world has long hair. At first, he even felt unfamiliar with himself when looking in the mirror. Park Yoochun laughed and said " (The look when I used the long wig) is not that bad". He said that the wig automatically kept his neck straight and it was okay for him, except for the fact that it gets tangled easily when it's windy.

'Rooftop Prince' ended at the scene where Yong Taeyong, who is wearing the imperial costume, meets with Park Ha (Han Jimin). This ending scene has led to many different opinions from the viewers. Some say it was Yong Taeyong but some believe that it was the Crown Prince Lee Gak. We asked Park Yoochun directly about this ending scene. Park Yoochun answered "I acted that scene when thinking that I am 100% Yong Taeyong. I also didn't think that he had the memory of Lee Gak either". Then, he explained more "Some might feel that he is the reincarnation of Lee Gak so it's neither a happy ending, nor a sad ending."

"The burden of acting in historical drama is big."

After a successful debut as an actor in 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal', he chose 'Miss Ripley' as his next drama. Although he received a proposal for the drama 'The moon embracing the sun', he had no confidence to try acting in historical drama one more time. However, he accepted the role in 'Miss Ripley' not because he tried to avoid historical dramas but because the burden of the sudden attention was getting bigger so he wanted to break it. Park Yoochun revealed "After I started shooting for 'Miss Ripley', I told myself that I wouldn't be able to accomplish this perfectly until the very end and I have thought of giving up even before it was broadcast".

"At first, I had a thought myself that I must set a gap between the beginning of 'Rooftop Prince' and 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal'. However, after a few days, that thought dissapeared. Because the social status of my characters in two dramas are different so I thought that the feelings would be 100% different. I did research in Crown Prince's lifestyle, gaze and even in how to keep my neck, my waist etc. I usually exhale really strongly so to fix this habit, I have practiced my lines a lot."


Through 'Rooftop Prince', Park Yoochun received lots of favorable comments that his acting ability is getting better. When speaking of this, Park Yoochun showed his modesty and said "I don't think so. I brushed away any pressure and focused on acting only so I was absorbed in my character. Acting is really fun, now I got to know the real taste of acting". While collecting experiences through what he's been through in life, his acting will become better and better.

'Rooftop Prince' has come to an end not long ago but it's still early to feel keenly the absence of Park Yoochun because he has decided to have other activities in June and planned to spend the rest of 2012 busily.

"I am considering a lot of proposals. I want to keep myself busy. I will decide quickly on what to do next, movies, drama or album so that I will spend the rest of the year even more busily than right now. I want to do a lot of things before the year 2013 comes."


Source: OhMyStar
Translated by: SweetieXiah of JYJ3

[NEWS] Lee Yeon Hee, Yunho and Go Ara reveal BoA’s drinking habits

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 06:55 AM PDT


Labelmates and close friends, actress Lee Yeon Hee, Go Ara and TVXQ's Yunho unveiled the drinking habits of BoA.

On the June 5th episode of MBC's "Section TV Entertainment News", Lee Yeon Hee, Go Ara and Yunho appeared as surprise guests for BoA. During the show, Yunho revealed, BoA has a lot of aegyo when she gets drunk. She'll give you half moon eyes and laugh cutely."

Lee Yeon Hee shared, "She doesn't mispronounce or slur her speech, but she will start talking like a baby" and demonstrated for viewers saying with an aegyo tone, "I want to drink more."

Go Ara revealed, When I filmed the movie 'Papa', I asked BoA unni for advice for the English lines. She just start speaking English continuously, so I thought that she was doing it so I could get used to it fast. Then I later realized that she has a tendency to speak in English when drunk."


Source: Nate

[NEWS] Lee Tae-gon to hold fan meetings and hopes to spread Korean culture

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 06:40 AM PDT


Actor Lee Tae-gon will hold fan meetings in Japan from July 1, starting with Katsushika in Tokyo where residents will be picked to attend the event free-of-charge.

In an unusual move, Lee hopes to exemplify the charitable deeds and beliefs behind Korean culture by making the event free. "I've been involved with period dramas that shed some light onto Korean culture. I just wanted to show my gratitude towards the Japanese fans in a befitting manner so I thought that this would be it," said Lee about the Tokyo based fan meet.

Meanwhile, after the meet in Tokyo, Lee will travel to Osaka and Fukuoka for additional meets.

T.G International said that its talent plans on expanding his activities in Japan and hopes to come up with various activities in a bid to appeal to both Japanese and Korean fans alike.

Lee has rocketed to fame of late through the historical drama "King Gwang-gae-to the Great," which ended in April.


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Announcer-TV personality couple to wed

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 06:25 AM PDT


Anchorman Lee Sung-bae and TV personality and host Tak Ye-eun will walk down the aisle on June 16 at the Imperial Palace Hotel in southern Seoul.

On June 4, in-studio wedding photos of the two were revealed, generating much interest in the star couple's nuptial. The photo shoot took place on May 31 and a personnel from the studio in which the session took place raved about the couple.

"They were better than the models we hire. It was such a fun photo shoot and they were so polite," the studio worker told local media.

Meanwhile, the wedding planning agency dubbed Now Wed added that Tak made sure that all staff members were looked after properly which "Impressed everyone on the set."

The officiant of the wedding will be politician and former anchorman Byeon Woong-jeon. Meanwhile, Lee's co-worker and newscaster Oh Sang-jin will host the festivity.


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Han Sung-ju trial continues

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 06:10 AM PDT


On Monday, a hearing for the trial involving TV personality Han Sung-ju and her former Taiwanese-American boyfriend Christopher Xsu, who is suing her for physical assault, took place at Seoul Central District Court.

Both parties admitted they were together when the alleged attack on Xsu took place. In addition, Han's lawyer agreed that Han was with six other men as well as Xsu for eight hours before the alleged attack took place.

"Yes they were with Xsu, but no assault ever took place," Han's attorney told the court, adding that the entertainer did not blackmail Xsu to sign a contract that he would not talk about her to the press, despite his claim that she did blackmail.

The lawyer for Xsu provided the court with a statement from a hospital in Hong Kong that Xsu said he obtained when he was admitted for treatment from the assault. Xsu's mother was to be present at the hearing to testify, but she canceled last minute. Meanwhile, a friend of Xsu is expected to testify at the fifth hearing scheduled to take place July 16.


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] SECRET’s Sunhwa confesses she felt alienated by fellow members

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 05:55 AM PDT


SECRET's Sunhwa shed tears as she spoke about some misunderstandings between members in the past.

Sunhwa made a guest appearance on the June 5th episode of SBS 'Strong Heart' and confessed, "In the beginning when we just debuted I thought I was being alienated by the members and I lived in loneliness", and began shedding tears.

She continued, "When the members made memories together that I didn't know about while I was away, I started to feel alienated."

"However, during practice, We got to the bottom of all the misunderstandings and we were able to get through the difficult periods well", and she explained why their friendship is stronger than ever.


Source: Nate

[NEWS] Jo Seung Woo wins 3rd best actor prize

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 05:40 AM PDT


Actor Cho Seung Woo affirmed his overwhelming presence in musical theater once again by winning the Best Actor at The Musical Awards 2012, Monday, for his role of Yuri Zhivago in "Doctor Zhivago."

It's Cho's third trophy as Best Actor — he was named the most prominent musical actor for portraying Don Quixote in "Man of La Mancha" in 2008 and Dr. Jekyll in "Jekyll and Hyde" last year.

Cho, who finished "Doctor Zhivago," Sunday, thanked the cast and crew of the musical.

He joined the production just two weeks ahead of opening, after Ju Ji-hun quit due to health problems. "Doctor Zhivago," which premiered in Australia and then headed to Seoul for another tryout, received a lukewarm reception at first, since the show was not a proven hit.

However, it was Cho who reversed the situation and expressed the subtle emotions of Zhivago, a doctor and poet who loved two women, onstage.

Singer-turned-actress Oak Joo-hyun received the Best Actress award for her portrayal of Austrian empress in "Elisabeth."

"Elisabeth" was the hottest musical of the year, grabbing eight trophies out of 12 nominations. Including Oak's Best Actress, the show won the Musical of the Year, Best Featured Actor (Park Eun-tae), Best Musical Director, Set Design, Costume, Lighting and Sound Design.

Jun-su of JYJ, who gave charismatic performances as Death in "Elisabeth," and Kim Sun-young of "Elisabeth" and "Zorro" received the male and female Popular Star Award respectively, which was voted for by the audience.


Source: Koreatimes

[NEWS] Seo ShinAe confesses her feelings towards B2ST’s Yoon Doojoon

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 05:25 AM PDT


A child actress Seo ShinAe had confessed her feelings towards B2ST's member Yoon Doojoon

Seo ShinAe revealed in the newest MBC's 'Come and Play' filming that she is in middle of going through her puberty and she said she listens to B2ST. Also instead of choosing Lee Kikwang who had filmed 'Highkick Through the Roof' she had picked Yoon Doojoon as her favorite.

When the MC's talked about Lee Kikwang she wasn't that excited but when she heard Yoon Doojoon she smiled immediately. She said, "If I have the chance of meeting Doojoon-oppa I'm willing to give up all my schedules."

Also, during the show's 'Closet Talent Show' segment, Seo ShinAe sang IU's 'Good Day'.

Meanwhile, Seo ShinAe, Park BoYoung, Kim YooJung, Lee saeYoung, Kim SoHyun, Cho BoA participated in MBC's 'Come and Play' which aired on the 4th of June, 11:15PM.


Source: etoday
Translation: Hyomsterr7@B2ST RISING

[NEWS] “Dr. JIN” Kim Jaejoong fooling around behind stage

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 05:10 AM PDT


Behind cuts of JYJ's Kim Jaejoong who plays the role of Kim Kyung Tak in the MBC weekend drama "Time Slip Dr. Jin" were revealed on the 6th.

Enjoying a break time on site, Jaejoong was caught on camera. He is holding a sword that he always on him in the drama, showing charismatic aura and all the female staff couldn't take their eyes off him.

With Kim Kyung Tak's specialty being martial arts, Jaejoong is on a horse more often than the other cast. He brushed the horses hair and played around with the horse like the regular Jaejoong. Everyone on site couldn't help but laugh at his mischievous act.

Kim Jaejoong is going through a lot for the reason that he is the child of a concubine but he is actually very popular amongst other staff and crew members for being so caring and hard working style. He also entertains the people around him sometimes with his random out breaks.

Meanwhile, Kim Jaejoong created an odd tension with genius Dr. Jin Hyuk (Song Seung Hun) for Hong Yeong Rae (Park Min Young) in the fourth episode aired on the 3rd.


Source: hancinema

[NEWS] JYJ’s Yoochun full of praises for Junsu

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 04:55 AM PDT


JYJ's Park Yoochun is impressed by fellow member Kim Junsu's solo album activities.

Park Yoochun, who met with journalists on 31 May, said, "If Junsu were born in America, he would surely cook up a storm. 'Asia's Number 1′ suits him perfectly."

Kim Junsu recently released his solo album "XIA-Tarantallegra", and is holding an Asia Tour which began in Seoul. Park Yoochun said, "I was not able to go watch Junsu's concert due to the filming for 'Rooftop Prince'. If my schedules permit, I may go and watch Junsu's concert overseas in the near future."

With regard to Kim Junsu releasing a solo album, the JYJ members are full of praise. Park Yoochun revealed, "I feel that it is a pity that I was not able to show everyone the side of me making music through my individual activities. I was also not able to freely express myself through music. So when news came out of Junsu's solo album, I told him, 'Hurry up and prepare and release it.'."

Park Yoochun showed strong faith in Junsu when he went on to say, "Just seeing Junsu's solo album can relieve thirst. I had the confidence and a sense of anticipation that he would work hard to produce something that was very different from the other current groups." At the same time, Park Yoochun also laughed and said, "It seems that there is nothing that he does not dare to do, so it seems JYJ will shine brighter."

So does Park Yoochun himself have plans to release a solo album? He said, " Ever since the time I was in TVXQ, at SM Entertainment, I had thoughts of releasing a solo album at least once. I want to try producing an album of a style like that of 015B and senior Yoo Jae Ha, an album with songs that tell a story. If an opportunity arises, I want to try it at least once."
"First, I must determine the furthest I can go. Then I need to make my choices and fulfill them one by one."


Source : BaiduTVXQ + ohmystar
Translated & Shared by : dongbangdata.net

[NEWS] KARA named one of Korea’s 10 gems

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 04:40 AM PDT


Girl group KARA has received the honor of being named one of Korea's 10 "Stars" by the Korea Tourism's Star Organization for the 2012 Korea Tourism Awards, which is hosted by the state-run tourism bureau in Korea.

KARA was named a "Star" within the Special Segment Category while other nine "Stars" selected were mostly hotspots and organizations that benefited the tourism industry around the nation such as the Pine Tree Forest near Mount Kumgang in Gangwon and Suwon Fortress in Gyeonggi.

KARA was thought to be an influential K-pop group that prompted Japanese tourists to visit Korea, which resulted in the girl group being selected.
More than 29,099 respondents took part in the survey this year.

An awards ceremony for the nominees will take place at Chongdong Theater in Jung District, central Seoul, on June 12.


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Lee Soo Man receives ‘Cultural Award’ from The Korea Society

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 04:25 AM PDT


SM Entertainment chairman and founder, Lee Soo Man was awarded with 'Culture Award' by The Korea Society in New York.

On June 4th, Lee Soo Man was handed the 'Culture Award' at the 'The Korea Society's 55th Anniversary Celebration New York Gala Dinner' held at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Lee Soo Man was honored for his influence in spreading K-Pop and Korean culture in the States through his background in 'Culture Technology'.

During his acceptance speech, Lee Soo Man remarked, "Focusing on the catch phrase 'Culture First, Economy Next', I've been pushing this business forward with a belief that the ripple effect of culture will naturally influence the economy to grow."

Other honorable figures that attended the event included AIG CEO Bob Benmosche, chairman of the Korea International Trade Association Han Duk Soo, and former prime minister Jung Woon Chan.

Source: Naver

[NEWS] Yoon Eun Hye “I prefer dependable over pretty men”

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 04:10 AM PDT


Actress Yoon Eun Hye shows her innocent but sexy charms once more in her recent pictorial for 'High Cut' magazine. The actress gave dramatic poses as a perfect model, showcasing her glamorous body.

At an interview with 'High Cut', Yoon Eun Hye participated in an ideal type World Cup, choosing her ideal man among male celebrities such as Kang Ji Hwan, Joo Ji Hoon, Gong Yoo, Lee Seon Gyoon, Hyun Bin, Kim Soo Hyun, Jung Il Woo and Kim Jong Kook.

The actress stated, "I don't feel comfortable with men who are so nice even to other women. I like confident man rather than a young one. I like someone who is domestic and knows how to take care of himself."

The results of Yoon Eun Hye's Ideal Man World Cup and more can be found on 78th issue of 'High Cut'.



Source

[PICTURE] JYJ’s Yoochun enjoys vacation in Bali

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 03:55 AM PDT


JYJ's Yoochun updated fans with his whereabouts after successfully completing the SBS drama "Rooftop Prince".

On June 4th, Yoochun tweeted, "It's summer^^ A lot of Tiger Balm" and attached several photos taken from the beautiful island of Bali.

In the photo, Yoochun is ready for the summer, donning a casual T-shirt and shorts. The JYJ member is enjoying himself during his well-deserved break.

[NEWS] Big Bang busts onto U.S. iTunes list

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 03:40 AM PDT


Big Bang made it into the top 30 on the U.S. iTunes' Album Chart yesterday, a very first for Korean artists.

No Korean band had ever made it into the top 100.

Big Bang's album "Still Alive" was released Sunday and landed at No. 30 on the list. Topping the list was John Mayer, with Adele No. 2.

The new album contains the current hit "Monster" and was produced as a way of thanking the band's fans for making the band's fifth EP "Alive" a resounding success.

German DJ Boys Noize had a hand in the album, helping band members G-Dragon and TOP produce a song titled "Feeling."

"Alive" was released on Feb. 29 and has been at the top of a number of music charts both nationally and internationally.

Earlier in March, the EP beat out Pink Floyd and Estelle to reach the fifth spot on the iTunes top 10.

The six-song EP also went to No. 4 on iTunes' Canadian chart.


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Teen Top’s ‘aRtisT’ Sold Out in 19 Countries

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 03:25 AM PDT


Teen Top has sold out its limited edition album in one day. The records were snapped up by fans from more than 19 nations after going on sale on a community fan site.

According to TOP Media, the records were most popular in Chile and Peru, showing the influence of K-pop in South America.

"Many fans who missed out on the limited edition album were devastated and kept e-mailing us. Due to continuous demand from fans, there may be a release of repackaged albums," said a Web site representative.

The six-member boy band recently released a new song titled "To You" and is back in the spotlight with some new dance moves called "The Cube Dance" and "The Rabbit Dance."

Teen Top debuted in 2010 with the EP "Come into the World."

Earlier in the year, the boy band was capsulated in a scandal when its second EP was leaked and distributed illegally online just four hours before its release time.


By Carla Sunwoo
Source: JoongAng Daily

[NEWS] Big Bang releases new project “Re-Monster”

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 03:10 AM PDT


Big Bang, who recently made their comeback announced a new project with Hyundai Card.

On June 5, Big Bang attended a press conference for the "YG X Hyundai Card Re-branding Project" and talked about their new plan for their special album "Still Alive" as well as new collaborative plans between YG Entertainment and Hyundai Card.

G-Dragon stated, "Since we are all are very interested in music, we shared each other's opinions ideas to make this special album. The album and the music video are all made as a blockbuster status quality and it was a very nice experience. We are planning to show you many different performances and stage attire."

Big Bang will not be holding any local promotion activities for this album, but they will meet their fans through the event "Re-branding Project". Hyundai Card portrayed Big Bang's musical growth through a new logo, BI (Brand Identity), album jacket and music video. They also produced Big Bang's brand guidebook.

A new musical project called the "Re-Monster" will also be launched. The project will include a special event for various musicians to reinterpret Big Bang's new song, "Monster". The new redefined songs can be uploaded onto 'Hyundai Music,' where they will be judged and the winning musicians will have a chance to release a digital single.

G-Dragon said, "We hope that many indie bands will participate in the project. We are so excited that indie musicians and other musicians will reinterpret our song."


Source: Star News

[INTERVIEW] Park Yoochun, Proud of The Friendship With Junsu and Jaejoong, “Indeed A JYJ Member”‏!

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 02:57 AM PDT


Park Yoochun ended his character as Lee Gak who time-travelled from Joseon Dynasty to modern day Seoul in SBS drama 'Rooftop Prince' on the 24th May, after displaying his excellent acting.

On the 30th May in a restaurant at Yeoiudo, Park Yoochun had his interview with our reporter, and talked about Kim Jaejoong who is currently acting in MBC's weekend drama 'Dr Jin' and Kim Junsu who just released his new solo album 'XIA-Tarantallegra', cheering up the both of them.

Park Yoochun expressed, "When Junsu said that he is going to release an album, I said, 'It has to be released no matter what. It is such a good chance.' His singing skills has been honed through the previous appearances in musicals thus I believed that he can do well for his album."

"On the day of the release of his MV, I watched it late night and had a shock. So handsome, so unique. I had a proud feeling of 'As expected of a JYJ member'."


He also talked about Kim Jaejoong who is challenging historical drama for the first time in 'Dr Jin'. Recently, there are comments on similarity of Jaejoong's ancient accent in 'Dr Jin' and Park Yoochun's accent in 'Sungkyungkwan Scandal' and 'Rooftop Prince'.

To this, Park Yoochun explained, "I have yet to watch 'Dr Jin' but I didn't especially gave him any specific acting skills or experiences. Every actor has his own values. I felt that one have to portray it with own's uniqueness through own experiences and that's what a true actor should do."

"All I can pass to him are technical experiences like getting good camera angles, lighting angles etc. But even if I didn't tell these to him, the filming director will tell him too. Thus there's no necessity to pass any experiences."

Lastly Park Yoochun said, "Due to constraint in activities and thus we can't have any singer activities, I am very glad that we are able to stand firm on a television screen. Hopefully our singer-activities ban can be lifted."


Source: asiatoday
Translated By: rachui@sharingyoochun

[NEWS] Extraterrestrial boys EXO-K, Charm Investigation Dictionary - Chanyeol, Sehun, Baekhyun (Interview Part 3)

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 02:43 AM PDT


Chanyeol

Full name is Park Chanyeol. He was born on the 27th of November 1992. Standing at 185cm, he started his trainee period at SM in 2008. the name Chanyeol comes from the name of a solid fruit. His hobbies and specialities are playing instruments and rap, acting, playing the guitar, drums, bass, djembe, etc.

Chanyeol who stands very tall and has the looks of a model, he is also called 'Teeth Rich'. "The fans also call me the Nation's Teeth because of my nearly-perfect teeth. I never had braces, so it's fascinating," and "But my teeth are weak. I had broken a tooth once after eating chicken and accidentally biting on the fork and chopstick." Chanyeol is currently paying a lot of attention to his gums. "I want to do a gum or a toothpaste CF".

He has round eyes and suave appearance, but he is quite competitive and does not like to lose. Due to this, he'd win against Suho a lot when deciding who would clean up. Chanyeol thinks of himself as EXO-K's happy virus. Chanyeol seems quite satisfied with the happiness he gives to the fans. "I have good chemistry with people. My nickname used to be 'Explosive Chemistry'." According to Kai, Chanyeol was described as "I was confused at first. Baekhyun-hyung came in late, but I could get close to Chanyeol-hyung within a day. He's got great chemistry with people."


On his cute appearance: "I think it's my charming point right now, but when I was young, I used to think my ears were my complex," Chanyeol said. He also said, "I got picked on a lot because of my ears so I didn't want to pierce my ears because it might stand out more," and "I don't know what will happen from now on, but I don't want to do it." Chanyeol was ranked in the higher half for 'most aegyo', and to this, he said "You'd get goosebumps with the small sounds I make, just like when you dig a hole." He gave us a cute smile mixed with aegyo. Since you'd get goosebumps, there is actually no need for aegyo.

Another worry of Chanyeol's is that he cannot be charismatic even though he changes his expressions. When he tried to make faces to look stronger in the music video, the producer told him not to do so. "The producer told me to do it with a straight face," and "The song is really, really good but I want to sing a song that shines more."

Chanyeol got together with EXO-K through love and conceitedness. He showed his confidence by saying, "All six members of EXO-K are in charge of visuals," and "It's an ant hell. You cannot escape it."


Sehun

Full name is Oh Sehun. He was born on the 12th of April 1994. He stands at 181cm tall. He was born in the same year as Kai, but he is in fact the maknae of EXO-K. He was casted as an SM trainee in 2008 to prepare to become a singer.

His hobbies and specialities are dancing and acting. His nickname is 'Noona Rich'. Not only because he has a noona, but because he is the maknae of the team. He was picked as the cutest member. The members looked at Sehun with lovable gazes. "He's so cute that we can't punish him. His frivolous side is cute."

But Sehun went blank with their words about being cute. Sehun responded "I don't think I'm cute," and "I don't like being called cute. I want to be called cool." Fans, lets all call Sehun 'cool' and 'charismatic' when we see him. Then Sehun might give us his big flower-like smile.


According to the members, Sehun is EXO-K's visual. The members gave a thumbs up to Sehun's visuals and Sehun said, "It's not right to call myself the visual when the hyungs are more good looking," and got shy. Instead of calling himself good looking, he said "I have a long back," and the members said "It's a trend to wear baggy pants, but for Sehun it looks like he is, even though it fits perfectly.

The maknae line Kai and Sehun have something in common. They look more mature than their actual age. Sehun doesn't get shocked with the word 'looking old' and once said on a radio show, "Noonas are not allowed to call me oppa," and made the noonas and aunt fans collapse. It seems like Sehun will have to take the role of Choi Hyojong at Gag Concert in the section 'Affection Man'. He will clear up all the unclear things.


Baekhyun

Full name is Byun Baekhyun. He was born on the 6th of May 1992. He stands at 175cm and was the last to join EXO-K after his casting in 2011.

Baekhyun is the member who got to debut the fastest in SM. He started his trainee period after getting casted after his university entrance exam. He made a luxurious entrance with the showcase on the 8th of April 2012. Kai's first teaser was revealed on the 23rd of December 2011 and on the following 29th, K's Kai and M's Luhan, Tao and Chen made an appearance on SBS' 'Gayo Daejun'. We cannot tell how much time Baekhyun had put into his training.

Baekhyun is in charge of 'kkab' in EXO-K. Baekhyun's kkab is showcased in many videos but Baekhyun does not practice his kkab for such videos. Now, we want to protect Baekhyun's 'rights' as he is a part of 'Super Idols' EXO.


The similarity he has with Chanyeol is his 'chemistry between people'. He was able to get close with the members in such a short period of time. However, Baekhyun is the member who gave the least exposure about himself. He was mostly talking about the other members or EXO. He knows the members well and shows that he is close with them.

His hobbies and specialities are hapkido and paino. Baekhyun is the type who would say everything during the first interview, and during a fansign he was surprised by a fan who wore a mask of Chanyeol's face. His hobby being stated as 'hapkido' seems quite suspicious, but we'll let that slide. Baekhyun confessed, "They kept asking me to do bbuing bbuing during the fansign and I feel uneasy about that." Let's ask for an aegyo other than bbuing bbuing next time.

Within the team, Baekhyun is also in charge of chatting and noise. The members exposed Baekhyun a bit more. "He is noisy from night till morning. He goes around by saying 'Ah~'". He is part of the hyung line in the team but is also the mascot who is cute.


Source: Joynews
Translation: sunnybun @ CODE:EXO

[NEWS] Extraterrestrial boys EXO-K, Charm Investigation Dictionary - Suho, Kai, D.O (Interview Part 2)

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 02:27 AM PDT

Someone said this when we said that we'll meet EXO-K: "What did you eat to be this good looking?" We were asking really ourselves 'What did you eat to be this good looking?' after the members jokingly said "All six members are visuals". But EXO-K's answer was, "We just eat food." It seems like the famous saying wasn't wrong: a person who can make it will make it.


Suho

Full name is Kim Junmyeon. Born on the 22nd of May 1991. 174cm. He started his training at SM in 2006 and has the longest trainee period out of all the members in EXO-K.

His hobbies and specialities are acting and golf. Due to his luxurious hobby as a golfer from his Level 8 rank in Kangnam Golf, he is also named as 'Just Rich'. According to Kai, Suho was born to be a leader. "I had spent 5 years with him as a trainee and he bought me a lot of delicious food. He is rich," he had said, hence his nickname 'Just Rich' but his eyes twinkled whilst saying, "I wasn't close with Suho-hyung for 2 years, but I thought of him as a great hyung after he bought me food, and from then onwards we became close. I admire him." 'Free' was the leader's first qualification and told them to fill their stomachs. Suho made an agreement that he will take responsibility for the members in case any warnings come to pass them by, and from that day on, he was already holding the title of a leader.

Leader Suho has powers but he is concerned over the members' elementary-student-like taste in food. The members like to eat chicken, pizza and ham hocks for snacks, and to this, Suho said, "The members use their powers but their tastes are just like that of primary school students."

Suho has other nicknames such as JunMen and MyunChael, which are Junmyun+Amen and Junmyun+Michael respectively. JunMen and MyunChael started off when people said that his stage presence and expressions are saintly. There is also Junmyun+Sungmo Maria (Saint Mary) which makes Junmomaria. Suho said that he is quite satisfied with those nicknames but Joynews24 couldn't fully confirm that.


Before debut, Suho was said to be in charge of talking within the team. Suho seemed to be at a loss for words after his other members started taking charge, even though he has just done a little talking at the showcase and their 'Music Bank' interview. The reporter commented, "You don't seem to talk much these days," but he responded in a sad tone by saying "The dongsaengs are so good in talking that I've lost my place. I shall be better in organizing and being a pillar of support."

According to the members, Suho is in charge of being serious, quality, model, taking the lead and hugs. EXO-K members picked his luxurious yet soft side when he has charisma as his biggest charm.

Suho's weakness is losing at rock, paper, scissors. Suho usually loses when they do rock, paper, scissors to see who will clear up the mess after having a snack. "They are already on top of me. I am losing just for the dongsaengs," he backlashed. We then decided to have a rock, paper, scissors game between the reporter and Suho. The reporter won. Suho then nodded to what the dongsaengs said, "We already know hyung's rock, paper, scissor pattern."


Kai

Full name is Kim Jongin. Born on the 14th of January 1994. Standing at 182cm, he won SM's 10th Teenager Dance Battle Competition. He also won the popularity award which already gave him the light to succeed as a star. He is the member with the second-longest trainee period after Suho. He is friends with Taemin but he has captured lots of noonas, aunt fans in their 20's to 30's, with his performance and sexy expressions. He is a person with dangerous charms that makes people keep the word 'oppa' in front of him. The reality is that he is in the maknae line of EXO-K.

He has the nickname 'Dancing Machine', just like how we was named 'dance jjang' with his outstanding dance skills. His other nickname is 'Teaser Rich'. He had appeared in 12 of the 23 teasers and was the first member to be revealed in the series of teasers. He was in 50% of them. This is the reason why he is called 'Teaser Rich'.

Kai wasn't used to the name 'Kai' given by the office so he wasn't even able to call himself 'Kai'. He smiled like a child saying, "I like an anime called 'Top Blade' and my favorite character in the anime is also called Kai. It feels good to have the same name." You're not allowed to forget that Kai is a 94-er. Let's forget the fact that he would not like animes because he is 19 and an oppa.


His hobbies and specialities are dance, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, locking etc. and he is able to do various dances. This is why Kai is in the center of EXO-K when it comes to performances.

Kai was ranked 1st among the members with the most charisma. Kai was happy and nodded, saying, "I am 1st when it comes to charisma." Suho complimented him by saying, "I can feel his charisma on stage. His dark skin is sexy. He is good at performances and he has this expression to act out," and "I got goosebumps in the part of the music video when Kai has a solo soot in the 'MAMA' part because it was so cool." On the other hand, he was ranked last in terms aegyo. This is because he doesn't have any aegyo.

Kai is in charge of sexiness in the group. Kai said, "At first I opposed to it, but now I quit that and am following up with it." He is a man who can catch up with this easily.


D.O

Full name is Do Kyungsoo. He was born on the 12th of January 1993. He stands at 174cm. He and Baekhyun have the shortest trainee period within the group, with one year after starting in 2010. You can often see him on posts with the title 'The Celebrity Who Finds Fans Fascinating'. D.O's trademark is his eyes popping out after seeing his fans. There is even a photo of D.O with the file named 'A_celebrity_of_the_peninsula_finding_fans_fascinating.jpg'. D.O's small accident with 'Superior Orchestra' on 'Inkigayo' had also become one of the fans and D.O's restricted videos.

D.O's stage name comes from his last name 'Do' with the letters separated and said separately. His hobbies and specialities are singing and beatboxing.

Due to his big eyes and its clean white parts, he is nicknamed 'Rich in Whites'. Unlike his charisma on stage, he is very shy and has spoken the least in this interview. When we asked him specific questions, he rolled his eyes and showed a bit of his shy cuteness. He still seems fascinated by interviews and fans.

D.O looks like he'd have a lot of aegyo but he doesn't. According to the members, he is just cute. The members of EXO-K said, "His surprised expressions when he sees his fans off-stage are cute," and "He looks unexpectedly cute in the photos taken by the fans. He has no aegyo though."


D.O is the mother of EXO-K. He is in charge of cooking. He gives off the vibe of a mother when he looks after the members. If the members are sick or hurt, he'd get medicine right away to show his concern. Being able to cook well is D.O's charm. The members said that he is especially good at cooking spaghetti.

The members complimented him by saying that D.O is versatile, but "He is not completely good at one dish." D.O's eyes grew bigger to EXO-K's words. "He isn't completely good at one thing but he is good at various things. It's very delicious but there's nothing that stands out."
TO BE CONTINUED..


Source: Joynews
Translation: sunnybun @ CODE:EXO


[NEWS] EXO-K "You won't be able to escape from our charms" (Interview Part 1)

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 02:10 AM PDT

SM's new boy group has been standing in the middle of hot topics since their debut was announced. SM, the 'Master of Idols', has released a new group and the attention being received by fans and music representatives is explosive.

EXO has been different from the start. The order of which the members of EXO were revealed was different compared to other idol groups' promotions. The members have been revealed one by one through photos and teasers instead of being revealed at once, starting with Kai. It has been 100 days from the start of their teasers till their debut stage, the showcase. Just like the saying 'bears grow by eating artemesia and garlic', EXO grew up by eating teasers and photos.

Followed by the kings of teenagers, the myth of idols, a god from the east, a super rainfall of the music industry, shining idols; SM's new future are the boys from the alien world who possess superpowers. They are divided into K and M to take over the world.

We firstly met up with EXO-K, which consists of Kai, Suho, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Sehun and D.O. They debuted with the song 'MAMA'.


All six members have their own special skills. Kai has teleportation skills, Sehun controls wind, Suho controls water, Baekhyun controls light, Chanyeol controls fire, and D.O controls strength.

Suho has stated, "Even though we look silly and childish, I'm still proud of it." The leader spoke with utmost confidence. Kai has also said, "It's quite unbelievable. Its unbelievable but we really do have superpowers."

When asked what they thought about other people's powers, Kai had stated, "Even though I'm satisified with my own powers, I'm somewhat jealous of EXO-M's Tao's power. Being able to sleep and rest a lot, and even being able to rewind time and do a better job at the live broadcasts of music programs. I wish it was real," and Baekhyun had also added, "I'm jealous of EXO-M's Luhan's power. Because when we're lazy we can just move things towards ourselves," he spoke while laughing.

SM's new boygroup has been receiving as much attention as their seniors, TVXQ, Super Junior, SHINee, amongst others. And that is when they had confessed that it was a huge burden.

"There is a huge burden on our chests, of course. Because all of our seniors are doing so well, we sort of wonder if we can do the same. And also because of the 100 day promotion, all expectations shot up really high, so we were extremely worried. But it seems as if during the period of our waiting, we worked really hard," Chanyeol had stated.

"Of course there were lots of burdens on us. We all spent quite a while in the company and we all want to be like our seniors, so there were a lot of worries. It would be great if we could be as good as our seniors. (smiles)"


The attention they've been receiving is getting bigger as it's been a while since SM's latest group debut. We even spotted SHINee fully monitoring EXO-K's stage at KBS 2TV's Music Bank and giving them advice, which gave off a heartwarming atmosphere.

"Senior U-Know Yunho called us after our first broadcast on 'Inkigayo'. He called after monitoring us during his stay in Japan for his concert at Tokyo Dome," Chanyeol said, seemingly overwhelmed. "We listened to it together in the practice room on speakerphone. It was touching because he gave advice to each member."

EXO-M and EXO-K are like a team yet a family despite the fact that EXO-M are far away in China. When asked about EXO-M, they had given us a serious answer.

"Brothers? It's our other half. Since we are one team. I think we can also call them our reflection in the water or a mirror? We are currently doing what we can in Korea and China, but I think we can do better on stage together."

EXO-K does not feel a language barrier with EXO-M even though there are two Korean members (Chen and Xiumin) within the group. They made us laugh by saying "We have to improve our Chinese if the Chinese members are there but it's more like us learning Korean since they are so good in Korean."

"K and M use different languages, and the visuals and atmosphere is also different. The tone of the songs and performances are different as well. If you listen to K and M, the songs feel completely different. I think EXO's strong point is being one team with completely different charms." (Suho)


There has been flood of boy groups in 2012. What is EXO's weapon to stay on top of those male idol groups? Baekhyun explained, "The best part is having K and M promoting at the same time with one song but in different languages." Chanyeol caused laughter after saying "Each idol group has a visual representative but us EXO-K are all visual representatives," and "It's an ant hell. You cannot escape from it," and showing his intense gaze.

"Our goal for this year is the Rookie Award. EXO-K will work harder with promotions. We will show our hardworking sides by responding to the big amount of love you're giving us. And we will always be a modest EXO-K. We will become a cool group that will not lose its roots and is always well-mannered."

The energetic six boys coming from outer space have already started taking over the Korean music industry. EXO-K's 'this star like the earth' and 'the history created by six boys' starts now.
TO BE CONTINUED..


Source: Joynews
Translation: xiushipao + sunnybun @ CODE:EXO


[INTERVIEW] Park Yoochun: “Very thankful to Jimin Noona whom I was not familiar with at first”!

Posted: 06 Jun 2012 01:59 AM PDT


 'Although there are quite a few scenes of the three courtiers, there is no way we should not talk about Park Yoochun's partner Han Ji Min. The part of the story in which he and his beloved woman, Han Ji Min, breath under the same sky should not be neglected.

From Ji Min's interviews that have just come out, we can see her praise for Park Yoochun. Because of that, Park Yoochun has to "talk about Ji Min Noona more".

"It is really surprising to read from the news that Ji Min noona does not see me as younger than she is. I did not hear her say so once during the filming of the drama. It is amazing to know that noona has this thought. I only cared about acting and did not put much thought into our age difference. The chemistry did not only exist between noona and me. Wasn't she compatible with other male actors while acting with them? This is where noona's charm lies in, the great chemistry created between her and all the male actors."


In fact, that is the reason why there are talks about how compatible Park Yoochun and Han Ji Min seem, or else how can we hear people asking them to "be together".

"Noona is a person who is very considerate for others. I know how good we look when I saw the pictures I took with noona. However, if I develop interest for her just because of the care Noona gives me, it'd make acting seem unnatural. The owner of the hair salon suspected that there was something between me and noona but the staffs refuted that there was absolutely nothing between us."

From this, we can say, the "love affair" with Han Jinmin is pure fiction. But as a man, an ideal girlfriend is still expected.

"I will go public if I really have a relationship. I have had this kind of thoughts before, which makes it more difficult to find a girlfriend. Such thoughts become stronger with the death of my father. If I can encounter a girl that I can bring to my father's grave, I will reveal her to the public. I will go public before the scandal breaks. I will deliberately go on dates around news agencies, or at places such as Jongno, Sangam, or Yeongdeungpo, for the public to find out about my relationship. But I believe my partner will be more cautious."

The undue favor for him is noticeable, especially from his numerous 'Auntie Fans'. Broadly speaking, I (the reporter) am one of his 'auntie fans' as well.

"What is surprising is that there are auntie fans everywhere around the country, who really love me dearly. When I was little, I was not popular among my peers, but I was particularly popular among noonas and mums. That was probably because I liked to aeygo a lot. But I'm indeed the kind of person who likes noonas. They have more profound thoughts about their life and values. I think women are most beautiful over the age of 30. That is when women looks the most feminine and charming."


What is the thing that you want to do the most in your busy life?
"I want to go to Cannes with my brother Yoohwan. This is my little, little goal. It can't get better than the chance for me and my brother to go to Cannes together. I was really glad and satisfied to attend the Paeksang Arts Awards with my brother. It would be really interesting if we can go to Cannes and take pictures together. My brother, whose English is better than mine, can be the translator."

Is there anything you want to say about your brother?
"I feel grateful to see Yoohwan doing so well. We cannot meet often at home. The way he works with his own strength and not by his brother's strength makes me feel good. Not only efforts, we have seen the results, haven't we? Cute, right? After earning some more, I will set my mind at rest and attend the military service. I often joke about having to ask Yoohwan for pocket money during my military service."

"I am putting a lot of thoughts into thing nowadays. I'd like to get back to work at the end of June. I'd like to have a busier life with heavier workload. I'd be over 30 years old after the completion of my military service. However, there are some dramas that you can only act in while you are in your twenties. So, I'll make decisions on what I'd be working on soon, be it movies, TV drama, or stage plays, before the end of the year."

We'd probably see Park Yoochun again very soon. "Yoochun sickness" may be prevalent again in fall or in winter. I feel happy to be able to write a report about him that makes all of us delighted.


Source: obsnews
Translated By: mandragore of JYJ3
Korean to Chinese Translation: Grace@韓社