Saturday, June 23, 2012

"[VIDEO] Miss A performed on 23 Melody Awards!" plus 24 more

"[VIDEO] Miss A performed on 23 Melody Awards!" plus 24 more


[VIDEO] Miss A performed on 23 Melody Awards!

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 09:45 AM PDT


Miss A performed on 23rd Melody Awards in Taiwan earlier today.

The girls performed without Suzy who was busy filming for KBS' drama "Big",they performed their hit songs Touch and Baby Goodbye in Chinese,enjoy their performance here!

[NEWS] Ahn Jae Wook Sobbing Ring Costs Millions of Won!

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 08:57 AM PDT


The ring that wore by Ahn Jae Wook for unconscious Nam Sang Mi in MBC drama "Lights and Shadows" is a luxury product which has a retail price of approximately 5 million South Korean won (about USD $4295).

In the episode 58 of "Lights and Shadows" aired on June 12th, 2012, Lee Jung Hye (nam Sang Mi) falls into unconsciousness after encountering accident. Kang Ki Tae (Ahn Jae Woo) wears for her a diamond ring that serves as a wedding keepsake and said, "I love you," and then sobs.

In the scene, the ring prepared by Ahn Jae Wook is a diamond ring specially produced by famous jewelry brand M company for the drama, with retail price approximately 5 million won.

An official of M Company said, "After the broadcast, the inquiries about the ring come in a continuous stream. I can really personally feel the popularity of the 'Lights and Shadows'."

The official also added, "The ring that was worn on the hands of Nam Sang Mi highlights the overall luxurious details of design, it's the top product that is getting attention from bride-to-be who is in pursuit of luxury."


Source: Nate
Cr: Drama Haven

[NEWS] Kim Sun Ah Has a Daughter? Exactly the Same!

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 08:40 AM PDT


Actress Kim Sun Ah published the photos of "daughter" which looks identical to her.

On June 14th, 2012, producer of MBC drama "I Do I Do" published the photos of the "daughter" which is resembling Kim Sun Ah who is playing the role of Hwang Ji An, where they're enjoying the summer afternoon together.

An official of "I Do I Do" said, "This scene where 'little Ji An' appears is the imaginary scene by Kim Sun Ah." He added, "This mother and and daughter are as if duplicated from head to toe, the look of closed lips, tilted head, sitting on the lawn painting shoes sketch, are virtually exactly the same."

The scene has its wherefore. In episode 5 of "I Do I Do" aired on June 13th, 2012, Hwang Ji An is facing the biggest crisis in life, that is pregnant, which made Hwang Ji An very confused. Hwang Ji An who never committed the slightest mistake on work, is making repeated errors, making people around could not help but surprised. Therefore, Hwang Ji An decides to abort the tiny life in her tummy, but she couldn't made up her mind in the obstetrics and gynecology hospital, and as the result, "come back empty-handed."

The fantasy scene of Hwang Ji An living together with her daughter in future will have what kind of effect on the decision of Hwang Ji An is arousing great deal of curiosity on the audience.


Source: Drama Haven

[NEWS] Yoo Ji Tae, Lee Ki Woo & Rain Have in Common – Broad Shoulders!

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 08:26 AM PDT


What Yoo Ji Tae, Lee Ki Woo and Rain have in common?

On June 14th, 2012, an interesting article with the title of "three shoulder men" was posted on a community forum, attracting attention.

The three "shoulder men" mentioned in the article are Yoo Ji Tae, Lee Ki Woo and Rain. In the photo, Yoo Ji Tae and Park Gun Hyung in "Three Fellas" sat side by side in the bathhouse. Park Gun Hyung has short stature, so the Yoo Ji Tae's shoulder width looks almost double. Imagine that when using wooden ladle for watering the body when taking bath, he probably may have to spend twice the amount of water by others.

Lee Ki Woo is also the well-known "skeleton king" among actors. With height over 190 cm, broad shoulders, and physique that nobody would doubt even if saying that he is a boxing player, he can highlight the 'famous shoulder' with even just a casual T-shirt.

When debuting, Rain was well-known for his "pacific shoulders." In his previous drama, there is a scene where he is sent to hospital. At the same, the width of shoulders which is similar to the stretcher, is occupying the stretcher to the fullness, triggering intense discussion.

The three "shoulder men" has a similarity, that they all have the height over 185cm, but have a small face.

Netizens said, "Shoulders that make everyone wants to have," "The shoulders' width of 3 persons should adds up to 5 meters," and so on.


Source: Nate
Cr: Drama Haven

[INTERVIEW] G-Dragon & Seungri's Interview on Yokohama Walker Magazine!

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 08:16 AM PDT

G-Dragon's Interview

Q. Music: What are you currently listening to?
[GD] I am obsessed with Frank Ocean's 'Think About You' and of course I listen to our songs everyday but when I want to relaxed, I listen to it.


Q.  Oxygen: What do you rely on living just like you rely on oxygen?
[GD] Oxygen, like a thing to rely on? Of course it is music, without music. I can't live.


Q. Naked: If you are naked, what body parts will you be most confident of?
[GD] I can tell it here? It is a secret (laugh)


Q.  Secret: Tell our readers a recent secret!
[GD] It is also a secret. (laugh)


Q.  Tear: What will you do when you are facing a girl who is tearing up?[GD] I will hug her tightly. Recently, I have not cried much. I have not been touched so much (like watching film).

Q.  Empty: To be frank, recently, I am in lack of XX
[GD] Not enough…? I am too busy these days so I don't have the time to do what I want to do. I am coming into contact with different genres of music when I am composing songs. Although there are things that I want to do but I do not have the time to do them

Q. Rain: It is raining season in Japan, what do you feel about it?
[GD] I don't hate rain. When I feel a little bit lonely, I get the inspiration of composing by watching rain. In this way, I will compose sad songs.




[Question from the members] Talk about Gaho please?
[GD] Mysteriously he has become so big! In fact he is the real monster. (shows how big with hands)Since I am always not at home, he is being taken over by my family members.

[Question from the members] Which city of Japan do you like? Where do u want to visit in Japan?

[GD] The city that I love is not Tokyo but Ito. Last time when I was there, I saw scenery like the one I saw in Howl's Moving Castle so I love it so much.

[Question from the members] Any interesting things that happen to you and your members recently?
[GD] Since all of us are adults now, I feel glad that we can go to Japanese pub restaurant together.

[Question from the members] If you are given a day to spend in Japan, what will you do?
[GD] It will be a busy day. First of all, I will wake up early to play at Fuji Q Highland until noon. In the afternoon, I will return to Tokyo in order to eat delicious food. Then go to Okinawa at night and enjoy hot spring. If my schedule is like this, then I have to take a rest on the next day too. (laugh)

Seungri's Interview


Q. Music: What are you currently listening to? 
Seungri. I am obsessed with Club music. I always listen to DJ Paul Van Dky. When I listen to it when I am taking a bath, I feel like flying in the sky.

Q. Oxygen: What do you rely on living just like you rely on oxygen? 
Seungri. Cell phone! If I leave my cellphone in a place carelessly, I will buy a new one (laugh). It is this important to me. If I don't carry it with me, I will feel unsecured. Inside my phone, there are now… *check phone* 643 contacts! Although the number is a bit large, there are loads of phone numbers of the shops, even the Japanese ones.

Q. Naked: If you are naked, what body parts will you be most confident of?
Seungri. I am not very sure about stuff related to body…(laugh). I think it is my lips. Even without lipstick, it is still glittering! Please write like this for you, "The real thing is really good looking!" (laugh).

Q. Secret: Tell our readers a recent secret! 
Seungri. People always think I am a Korean. However, I always have good mood and if I am in bad mood, then I can do nothing… Therefore, in fact, I am an alien! (laugh)



Q. Tear: What will you do when you are facing a girl who is tearing up? 
Seungri. I will hug her without saying anything in order to let her know, "It is okay to cry."

Q. Empty: To be frank, recently, I am in lack of XX 
Seungri. The polite way of speaking Japanese. I can speak casual Japanese quite well but I am not good at speaking in the polite way. When I am in hotel, I always watch TV programs, I learn when I am listening. When I am watching gag shows, I will try my best to listen to Kansai dialect too since I hope I can understand something.

Q. Rain: It is raining season in Japan, what do you feel about it? 
Seungri. In rainy days, I always make ramen at home, then listen to relaxing music and spend the day relaxly. If I don't have any schedule, I will feel bad so I don't go out.

Q. One extra question: V.I is very familiar with the gag shows in japan, which comedian do you respect most? 
Seungri. Tamori-san! He is the MC of "Why Not Laugh Away?" He is really awesome! For me, my gag power cannot be developed if I don't have enough rest.



Source: Only Kwon Ji Yong bar@weibo//Rice@forever-gdragon.com//@cheri_big

[PICTURE] SISTAR released Soyu's teaser photos for Loving U!

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 08:13 AM PDT

 SISTAR unveiled the 3rd batch of photos for their upcoming comeback featuring member Soyu.

The girls will release a brand new summer special album titled Loving U,check out the teaser photos here!


[INTERVIEW] INFINITE on Crea Star Magazine Vol.11 – Initial Q&A

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 08:00 AM PDT


INFINITE on Crea Star Magazine Vol.11 – Initial Q&A

1. Sunggyu

K – Keyword
The keyword to describe yourself ?
"Leader", Because I'm the leader of Infinite !!

S – Special
An object which is important to Sunggyu ?
"Letter from my Mom", since I had come to Seoul alone before I became a trainee so my Mom wrote me letter on my birthday, that's my treasure.

Q. Which was the first CD you bought buy your pocket money ?
A. When I'm in elementary school, Seo Taiji's "Ultramania" seemed to be the first thing I bought.

Q. Song that recently you often listen to ?
A. Javier's "In your hands"

2. Dongwoo

J – Joy
A happy thing that happened recently ?
The filming day for "The chaser" music video !

D – Depression
What will you do when you feel depressed ?
Listening to the music, watching movies or animations, reading books, having a meal with family and talking to them.

Q. Which was the first CD you bought buy your pocket money ?
A. To me it's OUTKAST ! When I was in junior high my sister went abroad to study and I had chance to go visiting there, then I heard "Hey ya !" on TV and it impressed me. Next day, I immediately went downtown to buy it.

Q. Song that recently you often listen to ?
A. Chris Brown's "Strip" & "Look at me now"

3. Woohyun

N – Necessity
A must-have-thing to you ?
INSPIRIT

W – Wish
A thing you wish to have ?
Dating with INSPIRIT !

Q. Song that recently you often listen to ?
A. Darin Zanyar's songs.

Q. The song that you want to listen in the summer ?
A. Infinite's "The chaser"

4. Hoya

L – Liberty
What do you do when you have free time ?
I want to travel around the countryside.

H – habit
A habit of you since you were young ?
Do everything with all my strenght and live passionately.

Q. Which was the first CD you bought buy your pocket money ?
A. When I was in elementary school I bought a tape of Yoo Seungjoon, I'm a real fan of him.

Q. Song that recently you often listen to ?
A. Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend".

5. Sungyeol

L – Luxury
Which kind of thing you yourself think is 'luxury' ?
My own image.

S – Surprise
A surprising thing happened recently ?
When "The chaser" got No.1 for the first time ! I felt very surprised !

Q. Song that recently you often listen to ?
A. Infinite' "The chaser"

Q. The song that you want to listen in the summer ?
A. Infinite's "In the summer"

6. Myungsoo

K – King of ___
The words that you want to fill in the ____ ?
"King of Black" ?, because I really like the color black.

M – Mood
What do you do when you're not in good mood ?
I think about nothing and just go outside.

Q. Song that recently you often listen to ?
A. M.Y.M.P

Q. The song that you want to listen in the summer ?
A. Infinite's "In the summer"

7. Sungjong

L – Laugh
Thing that make you laugh a lot ?
While filming for "Ranking King".

S – Stamina
What is the source of your stamina, Sungjong ?
Love from all the fans !

Q. Song that recently you often listen to ?
A. "You raise me up"

Q. The song that you want to listen in the summer ?
A. Infinite's "Only tears"

(Source: namepjh.blog.me) Trans by Trans by Huong at @INFINITE7SOUL take out with full credit.

shared by : imperial1219 @http://infinitesoul.wordpress.com

[INFO] Kpop groups to Attend 20th Anniversary Yellow Sea Int’l Yacht Tournament Concert

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 07:30 AM PDT


MBLAQ, SHINee, DalShabet,SISTAR and F(x) will be performing @ 20th anniversary of The Yellow Sea International Yacht Tournament Concert to celebrate the establishment of diplomatic relation between Korea and Hanzhong(China)@ Incheon World Gymnasium Samsan on July 14 @ 7:30PMKST

Credit: @onlyMBLAQ1 @ twitter
ABM blog post by liliceprincess @ AbsoluteMBLAQ

[NEWS] T-ara's ninth member Dani, "I want to join T-ara on stage before December!"

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 07:00 AM PDT


T-ara's ninth member Dani is expected to join T-ara in December. Before then, she will guest in T-ara's new music video "Day by Day" which is released in July.

Dani recently told Core Contents Media's CEO Kim Kwangsoo, "I want to join on stage with my T-ara unnies as soon as possible." Now, Core Contents Media is worrying about whether Dani should join T-ara when they simultaneously release a new album in Korea and Japan or in December.

T-ara's comeback single "Day by Day" is composed by Cho Youngsoo and features an amazing transformation again by T-ara. In August, they'll release another new album and join again with Shinsadong Tiger for an exciting new song.

Meanwhile, T-ara will hold their fanclub "QUEEN'S" inauguration on July 14th at Kyunghee University. On August 11th, they'll hold their first solo Korean concert.

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Source: http://news.nate.com.../20120622n12752
Translated by: Nathaniel @ Diadem

[NEWS] EXO-M First Show in TianJin packed with Fans

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 06:30 AM PDT


On 18th June Asian group EXO-M who were born in the 90s performed in Tianjin, attracting thousands of fans to come and support them live, EXO-M repaid them with music & dance performance. Member Tao even shed tears because of fans' support.

Chinese-Korean "mixed" group EXO-M's high popularity after 2 months' debut

EXO-M is an Asian flower boy group which Korean star producer company SM Entertainment created in April 2012. 6-member group EXO-M is said to be a Chinese-Korean mixed group as it consists of Wu Yi Fan, Huang Zi Tao, Zhang Yi Xing & Luhan who are from China & Chen & XiuMin who are from Korea.


EXO-M performed many new songs including MAMA, Angel, History in Tianjin. They acted calm in front of thousand of fans.

Q&A session members' secrets revealed, most afraid of their manager.

EXO-M received a request from host Hong Hai to reveal other members' secrets, but they protected their members instead. Leader Kris first revealed himself: "I usually give official comments about the group, everyone is good!" When they were asked who they were most afraid of the most, Kris bowed his head & whispered "You all know". Fans shouted together that it was their manager.
After being asked continuously by the host, member Lay shared some warm stories between members: "Chen & Luhan sent me to the hospital when my waist hurt, I talk to LuHan the most." Fans were satisfied with his sharing & shouted the slogan "EXO-M We are one".


Tao shed tears, saying:"because I have you, I won't be strolling along the beach alone anymore"

Recently, member Tao who has a shy personality got famous when EXO-M appeared in their first variety show Happy Camp. Tao specially designed the moves in his wushu performance for Tianjin fans, making fans screaming loudly for him! Tao replied, "thank you, I love you. Because I have you, I won't be strolling along the beach alone anymore". His comment touched fans. Everyone also thought it was cute of him to say that.
Although Tao is shy, he is very emotional. When fans shouted "Tao, it doesn't matter if it's a small or a big step, it's still considered as improvement! Don't worry, we're with you!", Tao from Qingdao shed tears.

The show ended warmly and perfectly. Please tune into Music High to know more about EXO-M's performance in Tianjin.
EXO-M will be promoting in different cities in China, hurry up and join in the Hallyu wave!


source: enorth.com.cn
Translated by Nicole_0514 @ SMent_EXO
TAKE OUT WITH FULL CREDIT

[NEWS] Male celebrities with looks that even females are jealous of

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 06:00 AM PDT


Interest has arosed among netizens regarding male celebrities who are regarded as even prettier than females.

Recently, on one online community's discussion board, the topic of "male celebrities who are prettier than females" started with pictures of male idol members' photos dressed as a female being posted on the discussion board.

Different ranks were also assigned to each pretty male celebrity according to how much prettier are they as compared to females; rankings that are enough to dampen a girl's confidence level.

According to the names that appeared on the ranking list, names of male celebrities such as Kim Hee Chul, Hero Jae Joong, Kim Hyun Joong, Yoo Ho Seok, Lee Hong Ki, El, Jang Geun Suk, and Tae Min were raised.

Responses such as the following were seen on the discussion board as well, "I wish you'll stop being so pretty", "Looks that even girls will feel jealous of", "What's their secret to becoming prettier?"

Source: maxmovie
Translator: Wonderrrgirl

[NEWS] Lee Hongki’s English Punk Rock Band Photoshoot

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 05:30 AM PDT



FTISLAND's Lee Hongki reveals pictures from his recent photoshoot on the theme "Musician's Olympic" to commemorate the London Olympics.

In the July issue of the UK fashion magazine "Dazed & Confused", Lee Hongki is featured in an unconventional hairstyle and unique stickers make-up, displaying a fresh new combined concept of music and sports.

Though he usually rejects magazine photoshoots, with the interesting idea of combining his favourite English rock band style and sports, this is the first time Lee Hongki takes on a challenge in doing a solo photoshoot ever since debut.

He holds a tennis racquet, instead of a guitar; and a table tennis bat, instead of drumsticks, displaying the English punk rock band image naturally, striking several poses in his English-themed outfits.

Different from his usual playful image, Lee Hongki also exhibits his personal collection which matches the photoshoot concept.

Check out Lee Hongki's "Musician's Olympic" photoshoot and details of his interview in the July issue of "Dazed & Confused".

Credit: TV Daily + ying1005@withtreasures

[NEWS] Rain's broad shoulders makes people's jaw drop

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 05:00 AM PDT


Rain (his real name, "Jung Ji Hoon" / 30) serving in the army, appeared at the military
concert as part of a local event.

Rain appeared on the stage at "The military band concert with the participation of
Bucheon Citizen" held in Gyeonggi-do's Bucheon City on 20 June.

He showed off himself as a fashionista by wearing a fedora, sunglasses even during
his military service.

Even though he dressed conventionally, his appearance really jumped out at people,
and his broad shoulders raised female audience's pulse rate.

This concert was intended for national meritorious men and their families, but it was
open even to the fan clubs of PR soldiers attached Defense Agency for Public
Information Services.

Netizen responded, "Rain still has great taste in fashion, despite being a soldier."
"Those who saw him close up were neither more nor less than fortunate."
Rain joined the army last October 11th, and he'll leave the army on July 10th 2013.



Credit to Daily Sports
English translation by화@rainlegend

[PICTURE] 2NE1's Minzy blows you a kiss!

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 04:02 AM PDT

2NE1's adorable maknae Minzy updated her Twitter with a new selca.

She said,"VMAJ (^з^)-☆",she uploaded the photo shown above.

She is seen blowing a kiss while posing confidently to the camera,what a kiss from her?

[PICTURE] Wonder Girls' Hye Lim posed with Sunye's puppy Commong!

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 03:30 AM PDT

Wonder Girls' maknae Hye Lim updated her Twitter on 23rd June.

She said,""With Commong! Commong..Still looking for her mom..Sun. haha!"

She is seen posing with Sunye's pet dog Commong,she looks as cute as usual,like her new photo?

[NEWS] The Reality Program 'Diary'; Curious about the private lives of boy groups?

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 02:57 AM PDT


The first airing of this new reality program 'Diary' will be on June 25th, and is the first of it's kind in South Korea, giving the viewers a chance of a glimpse into the lives of four different idol groups simultaneously.

'Diary' throws out the concept of a formal reality program and instead introduces a format where the members themselves hold the camera and record their daily lives in a self-camera type style.

SBS MTV's Kim Changwoo said, "We planned this show to give the viewers a way to see the different charms presented by the four different groups in a single glance. The next four hot and highly anticipated new groups for the second half have already been chosen."

Recently back with the splendid comeback song 'Hello & Goodbye' just before their Japanese debut, the boy group MYNAME, BTOB, recognized for their vocal talent in their songs 'Insane' and 'Father', the powerful rookie unit from JYP with soaring popularity, JJ Project with their song 'Bounce', and the group that turned their fans into heroes with their debut song 'Super Hero', VIXX are all eager to show their curious fans a most natural image through this show.

Starting Monday, June 25th, the show providing you with even the most trivial of things in these four idol groups lives will air at 4pm every weekday. [Photo source: SBS MTV]


Source: Nate
TRANSLATION BY irresistable_melody @CUBICBEATZ 

[INTERVIEW] PART 2 - Sports Seoul's interview at Super Junior's dorm!

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 02:41 AM PDT

Part 2: "11-second shower" – Shindong – "Chef" Ryeowook – "Busy both at work and in private" Eunhyuk

Ryeowook (second from left) has a lot of interest in cooking. He would frequently provide food for the hungry members. The members' faces lighten up when they see food.

◇ Dorm life is good because (you won't feel) lonely

- With a group of grown men living together, there would inevitably be a lot of interesting episodes right?

Siwon: We don't even have (enough) towels to dry ourselves after we bathe. To make things more interesting, we decided to hold bathing contests. The best record holder is Shindong (who finished bathing) within 11 seconds.

Shindong: If you were to ask me how is it possible to finish bathing within 11 seconds? It's possible!

- Which member has the worst sleeping habit?

Leeteuk: That would definitely be Shindong. He snores really loudly and he also has the habit of taking off his clothes while sleeping. The housekeeper who came to clean our dorm got a really big shock when she went to clean Shindong's room. Haha.


"Here, say 'ah'" Ryeowook, who likes to feed the other members, is delivering watermelon into Sungmin's mouth.

- Who is the "mother figure" of the group? For example, a member who takes really good care of the other members.

Donghae: It's Ryeowook. He is pretty good at washing dishes and whenever he sees the ingredients in the refrigerator, he will say "I'll make you all something to eat". He really takes good care of us and the food that he makes is really delicious as well.

- Who is the member who is busiest with both work and life outside of work?

The members unanimously agreed that the busiest person is Eunhyuk.

Leeteuk: "Eunhyuk's house is in Doksan-dong, Seoul and therefore he could return to his own home quite frequently. Also, Eunhyuk is a devout Christian and he would also diligently attend church services." Whenever he comes home the members would ask him "Where have you been?". Those are the answers that he would give us but we don't believe him, haha.

Eunhyuk chose himself as the member with the cleanest room.


Eunhyuk, who is the most notorious for being the one who is extremely busy in work-related and private matters amongst the members, stands in front of the vanity table. His vanity table is neater than the vanity table of an average woman.

Different from Eunhyuk, Donghae, together with Leeteuk, prefers staying in the dorm.

On the other hand, Donghae and Leeteuk are different compared to Eunhyuk. They were chosen as the reclusive members of the group. These 2 members are at the dorm most of the time. They would be curious if they do not see each other at the dorm. Even if it's only for a very short while, they would call each other up and ask "where are you?" and "what are you doing?". The members laughed while saying that their relationship is similar to that of a girlfriend who constantly needs to know the exact whereabouts of (her boyfriend).


The various cartoon figurines given by the fans.

-What are the pros and cons of living in the dorm?

Leeteuk: The inconvenient part is that we don't get much privacy. To be honest, we would like to be in a relationship and have a girlfriend, but if were to talk on the phone in our room, someone would come in and ask "who are you talking to?". However, there are many merits to dorm life. We won't feel lonely, and when we are tired or when we want someone to talk to, the members are always there.

Donghae: I want to live like this until the day I die. It's because I really like living with the members. However we will have to get married and raise our own families in the future. Therefore we shall live as neighbours instead after getting married.


- It's comfortable living in the dorm but there would be times when you will actually miss home?

Sungmin: When we don't get to go home during festive periods because of work, we would. Watching TV programmes which feature families or when we have nothing to eat in the dorm, that is when we miss our family most.


◇ Besides the 12th floor's dining chairs, we hope to change....

Are there any members who say that "I want to live separately now", or "I'm tired of living in the dorm"? We asked whether there are any members who are showing signs of wanting to leave the dorms.

- Are there any members currently living in the dorm who wish to live independently?

Leeteuk: There are no such members, in our dorms, we have a housekeeper who helps us cook and clean. All our expenses are taken care of by the company, therefore we don't really need to spend much when we live in the dorm. Also, we are accustomed to living with each other in the dorm and we won't really know what to do if we were to live separately. In fact I have been worrying a lot that my room will be taken away (by someone else) when I enlist in the army. However, the door to my room is a sliding door, so it can't be locked. Haha.


- Are there any changes to the dorm that you'll like the company to carry out?

Leeteuk: The 12th floor dorm's dining table and sofa should be changed. We have been using those since our trainee days and now it feels a little uncomfortable. We hope to get dining chairs with back support as well because our waist hurts after eating while using chairs without the back support. Haha.

Sungmin: It would be great if the 11th floor's television could be changed to one of those with a bigger display screen.

Ryeowook: On the 12th floor we previously pooled together some money to buy a new television. It was more than 20-inches wide previously, but we've changed to a 50-inched one.






Source: Sports Seoul (1) (2
Chinese translation by 朴海希=海朵 @ 海时代 www.onlyhae.com {Part 2}
English translations by eternalsnow {Part 1} & KyU Is L♥Ve {Part 2} @ SJ-WORLD.NET

[INTERVIEW] PART 1 - Sports Seoul's interview at Super Junior's dorm!

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 02:28 AM PDT

Part 1: Living on two separate floors at a mixed-use building with strict security

"It has really been a long while since we're gathered like this." The Super Junior members gathered together at their dorm for the Sports Seoul interview. From left to right: Leeteuk, Donghae, Eunhyuk, Shindong, Sungmin, Siwon, Ryeowook, and Yesung. Amongst the nine members who are doing activities, Kyuhyun had to film for a broadcast and was thus unable to be present on that day.

The K-Pop wave is sweeping across the world. K-Pop songs, with its unique performance and stylish melody which cannot be found anywhere else, is spreading its influence not only in Asia, but also in the North American, South American, European, and Middle Eastern regions. Amongst the many idol singers who are leading the K-Pop influence, SM Entertainment's Super Junior is the one spearheading it. Having debuted 8 years ago in the year 2005, they have captured the hearts of fans worldwide through their songs and performances which can be easily followed by anyone at all, as well as their friendly image. In acknowledgement of these contributions, they received the 'Daesang' accolade at the 21st High1 Seoul Music Awards' that was organised by Sports Seoul in January this year.

In order to commemorate Sports Seoul's 27th Founding Anniversary on the 22nd of June, we went in search for the 'Representative Star of K-Pop', Super Junior's dorm. How exactly are the living conditions of the most popular idols? Super Junior's fans, as well as fans worldwide who are interested in K-Pop, will surely be curious. To unravel the fans' curiosity, Sports Seoul has recently made a surprise visit to Super Junior's dorm.


Siwon (right) and Leeteuk sharing their stories in a laid back position. Siwon's pink pants stands out.

◇ The dorm which was once lived in by 23 people, now there's only 4
A mixed-use building1 in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul. It wasn't easy to access the building beginning from its entrance. At the entrance, the guards would check each and every car entering and leaving. It's a system where visitors would have to state the house number and the purpose of visit, and can only be allowed entry after receiving the residents' confirmation. It gives the feeling that 'Mm, it's for the strict control of the fans', and was better than expected. The wall next to Super Junior's dorm on the 11th floor is covered with the graffiti of fans that have passed the 'strong security'. It's as though it was printed as evidence of a fan's feelings (where they felt that) 'I have passed such strict security control and came to meet my oppas'.


Ryeowook talking about his dorm life while hugging a cushion bearing his own photo, which was given by a fan.

Finally we have entered Super Junior's dorm! The dorm which has 4 rooms, living room, bathroom etc. spans a space of about 65 pyeong2. An ivory3-coloured sofa stands in the living room which has an impressive unobstructed view. 8 members – Leeteuk, Donghae, Eunhyuk, Shindong, Sungmin, Siwon, Ryeowook, and Yesung – were gathered and seated there. Although Kyuhyun wasn't able to join due to his filming schedules, the members marvelled that "How long has it been since we have all gathered like this?" They have a lot of individual schedules, so having all of them gather like this at the dorm is like picking the stars from the sky4. (Our)first impression towards the dorm was that 'This is a place where 10 men are living in, and in particular it's the top star Super Junior's living space; it's not really that wide' .


"If you don't wake up I'll let you smell my feet." Eunhyuk is the biggest sleepyhead amongst the members. He has never woken up on time. While Eunhyuk pretends to have overslept, Sungmin took on a kicking gesture to wake Eunhyuk up.

- How are your living arrangements? How do you use the rooms?

Leeteuk: Ah, it's not only here; there's another dorm upstairs. We live separately upstairs and downstairs. Eunhyuk, Yesung, Kyuhyun, and Sungmin lives downstairs while Leeteuk, Ryeowook, Donghae, as well as Heechul who is currently serving in the army, lives upstairs. Also, Siwon and Shindong, who live in their own houses in Apgujeong-dong and Jamshil respectively, do not stay in the dorms. The company doesn't make it compulsory for the members to stay in the dorms. Whether we would like to stay at our own homes or the dorms, it's our own freedom.

Somehow there is a preconception that the dorms of idol groups would be located near Seoul's Gangnam. Actually, it is also a fact that there are a lot of idols living in Gangnam. However, Super Junior said that they had decided on the dorm in Gwangjin-gu as they were able to obtain a place with a wider space at the same price5, and it is geographically quite close to Gangnam as well.


'What is present in the most abundant amount in Super Junior's fridge?' It's the various enriching foods such as herbal medicines and juice given by the fans.

- Your dorm isn't located in Gangnam.

Eunhyuk: In the beginning I started my dormitory life at an apartment in the vicinity of Chungdam-dong. The one who has experienced dorm life for the longest time is Donghae, whose hometown is in Mokpo.

Donghae: I've been living in a dorm for 12 years now. I started off my dorm life at the S Apartment in Chungdam-dong in the year 2001. It was about 32 pyeong6wide, but 23 of us lived together. There were 23 of us, but we still lived like that as our living patterns were different. Summers were the most difficult. There's only one air conditioner in the living room, and everyone wants to sleep there so… hahaha.


'Slam Dunk' and various other comic books are the members' favourite reading materials.

- Then this is your second dorm.

Sungmin: No, it's not. We switched dorms in 2006, at the time when 'U' became a hit, to a 50-pyeong7 villa in Gangnam. Dong Bang Shin Ki achieved a huge success at that time and went to a better dorm… The members and manager-hyungs, 20 of us in all, lived together.

The fans always come to the dorms where the idols live in. Because of this, the neighbours would always file complaints. Super Junior is like this as well. 'Security' is the biggest factor behind their move to their current mixed-use building.


The individually-designed cups given by the fans. There are writings to cheer on Super Junior and pictures engraved on them.

- When did you move into this place?

Yesung: We have lived here for 4 years since moving here in 2009. At that time, there were a lot of fans who came looking for us at the villa that we were living in, and it brought a lot of inconvenience to our neighbours. Some of the neighbours even splashed water at the fans. There was nothing else we could do so we moved here. The security here is really good. Although we've been living here for four years I really like it here.


The presents stand out everywhere in the dorm. The portrait, origami cranes, and stars that were carefully folded and given as gifts by the fans.

Footnotes:
1 A mixed-use building is a building which is made for both living and business purposes.
2 'pyeong' is a traditional Korean metric system for the measurement of size of rooms or buildings, and is equal to 35.586 square feet in the S.I. units. In other words, Super Junior's dorm is about 2,313 square feet in size.
3 Ivory = yellowish-white/cream in colour
4 "Picking stars from the sky" – An idiom which expresses something is very difficult to achieve.
5 Meaning at the same price to pay for the rentals/unit, their dorm at Gwangjin-gu has a larger surface area as compared to the ones they could find in Gangnam.
6 32-pyeong = about 1,139 square feet.
7 50-pyeong = 1,779 square feet.



Source: Sports Seoul (1) (2
Chinese translation by 朴海希=海朵 @ 海时代 www.onlyhae.com {Part 2}
English translations by eternalsnow {Part 1} & KyU Is L♥Ve {Part 2} @ SJ-WORLD.NET

[VIDEO] Performances from June 23rd episode of MBC Music Core

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 02:14 AM PDT


We are back again with another episode of MBC "Music Core" and MC's SNSD Tiffany, Seohyun and Taeyeon shows off their cute and dorky side as they MC-ed the episode. Check out the video performances below:


Infinite

Teen Top

G.NA

Baek Ji Young

B1A4
Dal Shabet

Boyfriend

A Pink

U-KISS

Guckkasten

Dalmatian

이태권&김혜리

Juniel

A-JAX

M.I.B

VIXX

Gangkiz
MC Intro

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[INFO] 2NE1 First World Tour New Evolution Details For New Jersey Leg!

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 02:11 AM PDT


2NE1 2012 1ST WORLD TOUR – NEW EVOLUTION

Date: Friday, Aug 17, 2012
Time: 8:00PM
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com, Charge-by-phone: 1-800-745-3000, Ticketmaster Express 866-448-7849, and/or at Ticketmaster ticket centers. Tickets can also be purchased at Prudential Center's Box Office.
Ticket Prices: $300, $200, $200, $150, $100, $80, & $50


[VIDEO] f(x) brings in the shock as they perform Electric Shock in Music Core

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 02:07 AM PDT


f(x) are back again in this week's episode of music core and brings an electrifying performance as they performed their latest hit "Electric Shock". f(x) graced the stage wearing rock/punk/chic inspired outfits and the girls did not disappoint with their dancing and vocal skills in today's performance. Check out the video below:

[VIDEO] Wonder Girls shakes their hips as they perform Like this in Music Core

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 02:01 AM PDT


Like this yo like this! Wonder Girls are back again in this week's episode of MBC "Music Core" and the 5 girls dances on stage with their catchy dance and song with matching funky outfits which is perfect for the dance hype of the song as they perform their latest song "Like this". Check out the video below:

[VIDEO] After School brings their sexy back with Rip Off and Flashback in Music Core

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 01:58 AM PDT


After School continues their comeback parade as they perform in this week's episode of MBC "Music Core" and the sexy girls of After School shows off their intense dance moves and catchy song as they performed "Rip Off" and "Flashback". Check out the video below:




[NEWS] D-Unit's third member is a former YG trainee!

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 01:57 AM PDT

 It was revealed that the third member of the new girl group D-Unit, Eugene was a former trainee for YG Entertainment – home of huge stars, Big Bang and 2NE1.
According to Asia One website, it was revealed that Eugene is a former YG Entertainment trainee who has been training with them for one and a half years. The aspiring star then left the agency and has been chosen as the final member of the upcoming girl group D-Unit along with T-ARA Bo-ram's younger sister Woo-ram and Soo-jin.
Eugene beat over 300 other participants who auditioned for a spot in the group and impressed the CEO of D-Business Entertainment Lee Yong-hak with her dancing and vocal ability.
Eugene stated, "Despite not making it in YG Entertainment, I am thankful that YG Entertainment has trained me well with the singing and dance."
The group will be making a debut this upcoming end of June with a fresh new album.
D-UNIT is the very first group under D-Business - run by CEO and former YMGA member, DM. YMGA was a project duo group under YG Entertainment with DM (Digital Masta) & Masta Wu as its members.






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[NEWS] The King of Global Korean-Wave ‘Super Junior’ will Make a Comeback!!

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 01:43 AM PDT


Super Junior, the leader of global Korean-wave, will make a comeback in July. 

All tracks of Super Junior's 6th album 'Sexy, Free & Single(섹시,프리&싱글)' will be released on July 1st at 00:00 a.m. through various music websites including MelOn, Genie, Naver Music, etc.

Especially, Kangin, who finished his military service in April, will also join Super Junior and Super Junior's more varied music and stronger performances are expected to cause a sensation in the music industry.

Last year, Super Junior swept various music charts in Korea and overseas with their 5th album 'Mr.Simple' and won the grand prize at the end-of-year music awards such as 'The Golden Disk Awards' and 'Seoul Music Awards.' They became a half-million selling artist with the album sales of over 500,000 copies.

Also, Super Junior successfully completed their world tour 'SUPER SHOW4' in 10 cities worldwide including Seoul, Osaka, Taipei, Singapore, Macao, Bangkok, Paris, Shanghai, Jakarta and Tokyo for 6 months starting in November. Combined with their three Asia tours, 'SUPER SHOW 4,' Super Junior's concert brand, gathered a total of 900,000 audiences. 
Meanwhile, Super Junior's 6th album 'Sexy, Free & Single' will also be available in stores form July 4th. 


Source: SMTown Facebook account