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TVXQ / DBSK is back in Korea once again. They specifically went to Gwangju for the Hope Concert which was held earlier today. Gwangju is the hometown of TVXQ’s leader Yunho, so he was extremely proud to perform in front of his hometown fans.

It’s great that they’re in Korea but they won’t be there for long. TVXQ will be extremely in the next few weeks. First, on March 30th, they’re scheduled to attend a Fanmeeting in Thailand presented by Yamaha. Shortly thereafter they’ll be in China doing various TV shows / activities and then perform April 4th at the 3rd Asia Tour Concert in Nanjing, China. Then it’s back to Japan once again for a few days to appear on a couple TV shows, and then back to Korea again for the Sparkling Concert in Seoul on April 10th and 11th. Talk about a hectic schedule, these boys don’t know the meaning of rest. Anyways, check out some of the pictures and fancams from the Hope Concert Below (credits: DNBN and miheeXD, Sorry Changmin fans – couldn’t find any pics of him).

 

credits to:  GhostWriter in ALLKPOP

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I’m sure they’ll be busy.. ooh they preformed in Yunho’s hometown???

he’s kababayan sure is proud of him..

 

Kababayan- filipino word for those who live together in one city or province or country.

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Big Bang has a new CF and this time with the female Big Bang which will be called “21” and will be debuting soon..

The girls group is composed of Sandara Park, CL, Park Bom and Kong Min Ji..

The song is composed by G- Dragon.. The track “lollipop” will be their debut track ( I think).. and features Big Bang in the actual song..

here the full track of Lollipop:

this is the CF.. LG Cyon feature 21 and Big Bang and their track lollipop..

credits: allkpop.com; popseoul.com

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the song is really nice but i don’t know.. I don’t feel it and it is sang more by Big Bang member than 21, its like a collab and not debut song.. but I hope it will be success.. I will be waiting for the MV and the debut too..

Super Junior have gotten the number 1 position on KBS2TV Music Bank K-Chart after just 2 weeks of promotion. They had only just made their return to the K-pop scene with their new album and title track Sorry Sorry after a long absence for more than a year.

The 27th March episode of Music Bank was the accumulated chart rankings for March with Super Junior up against fellow SM Entertainment colleagues, Girls’ Generation Gee (Goodbye Stage today) and Seotaiji’s Juliet. Super Junior eventually prevailed with a overall tally of 10,193 points. All of them were in tears with Lee Teuk especially emotional as he told fellow member Ki Bum (who was absent) that his hyungs have done it. Han Kyung also thanked the fans in Mandarin and Girls’ Generation remained on stage at the end for the encore.

 credits:  allkpop.com

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Congrats to Super Junior..

mianhae.. I haven’t been a good blogger.. unlike sis who is really a good blogger..

I decided to take a breather first on K-pop Blogging. I am feeling that I am neglecting my responsibilities to other blog and forums. I’ll be back in a week! To the frequent goers, be back when I’ll be back^^

Thanks for understanding. 😀

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Se7en will begin full-scale promotional activities in three major cities: New York, Atlanta, and Washington DC.

YG Entertainment said, “Se7en will spend time promoting ‘Girls.’ First he’ll start with cities in the east side of the United States.”

“Girls” was released on March 11 (Korea time). The music video ranked at #5 on Myspace, and has a 5-star rating (the highest) on iTunes by users.

Source: Newsen
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TOP of Big Bang left for Japan on the morning of March 19th to film drama, IRIS.

According to his management company, he departed to Akita-hyun, Japan to film IRIS with Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae Hee and Jung Joon Ho.  CEO of YG entertainment, Yang Hyun Suk accompanied TOP.

TOP appears as a killer who needs to kill Lee Byung Hun (a member of National Security Service) in IRIS.

Main characters Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Hee arrived earlier on 10th for the crank-in, Jung Joon Ho joined on 16th, and TOP joined on today (19th), and Kim Seung woo will join on 23rd to film a breath-taking action scene and romance on beautiful winter background.

The accompaniment of Yang Hyun Suk proved the high interest on this drama.  IRIS, costing over 20000000000 won (20000000 dollars) is stirring up high attention for having several hallyu celebrities and overseas filming.  If this drama goes well, it is predicted that the casted members will be the next forerunners of Hallyu.

The filming scene is already crowded with fans and tourists.

IRIS will air 20 episodes, dealing with the actions, betrayals and romance of the spies, in late 2009.

translated by 코코마탑횽 @ bbvipz
tiptop.mireene.com
Post taken from:코코마탑횽@VIPz Overseas
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3 members of SS501, who showed excellent activities with ‘U R Man’ & KBS ‘Boys Over Flowers’ OST, will be leaving for USA today (19-Mar).

They will take a good rest in USA and will be returning in a weeks’ time. Kim HyunJoong and Park JungMin will continue with their schedules in Korea.

SS501’s representative said “The 3 members will leave for awhile for their holiday. After which in May, the 5 of them will go to USA together. However, there is no confirmation on this schedule yet.”

With Kim HyunJoong’s appearance in ‘Boys Over Flowers’ and Park JungMin debut stage in musical ‘Grease’, the rest of the 3 members of SS501 also received great popularity with ‘Boys Over Flowers’ OST song ‘Because I am Stupid’. This song had been ranked first in various online websites, SS501’s singing abilities also gained recognition.

Their dance song ‘U R Man’ had won the mutizen song award in SBS ‘Inki Gayo’ in January, climbing to their peak of their career.

Credits : rinny@asiae.co.kr + SS601.com + (English Translation) xiaochu @ Quainte501.com
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In his interview with ISplus (reporter Kim Sung Eui) published on March 18, Kim Hyun Joong reveals what he wears to sleep, how he takes care of his skin, and who he wants to act with.

IS: Who is your favourite athlete?

KHJ: Kim Yuna. I fell under her charm while watching her compete in the world championships last year on TV when I was staying with SS501 in Japan last year. It was impressive to see her not get timid but confidently express herself although she was facing stiff competition from people like Japan’s Asada Mao. Even when she slipped on the ice, she maintained her composure, got up immediately, and put on a skating performance. That scene is unforgettable to me. Although she is younger than me, I could learn from how – no matter what the circumstance – she approaches everything that has to be done with the confidence that she is world-best.

IS: Who do you want to meet the most – in Korea or abroad?

KHJ: Definitely Seo Taiji. I listened to a diversity of music since I was young, but I admired and was envious of foreign music; particularly the rock genre. Seo Tai-ji & Boys’ “I Know” (”난 알아요”) was my favourite song when I was a student. I was extremely surprised that music like this came out in our country too. Upon hearing “Ultra Mania”, I made up my mind that I had to become a singer. I want to [meet and] say hello to the senior I respect, and also discuss music [with him] afterwards.

IS: Is there a skill/talent that you’ve worked on fine-tuning since you were a student?

KHJ: I played bass for a band during high school. I’m pretty good at guitar. If there’s a certain new theme (motif) that comes up, I enjoy expressing it on the guitar. I like the guitar so much that during my stay in Japan, I spent an entire day searching to acquire a rare guitar.

IS: Who is number 1 on your cellphone speed dial?

KHJ: I’m not smart, but I generally memorize the phone numbers that I use. I don’t specifically set speed dial.

IS: Which objects do you always carry around in your bag?

KHJ: Contact lenses and solution, a razor to shave my facial hair (five o’clock shadow) that has a bluish-greenish tinge, an extra pair of underwear and socks for overnight filming shoots – that’s all.

IS: Is there an actress you’d like to star opposite?

KHJ: Lee Hyori nuna. She was my ideal woman before I debuted as a singer, and following my debut, she is a senior I’m grateful to for giving me a lot of counsel. I want to show Hyori nuna that I’ve grown enough to work on something together with her.

IS: Is there a place you’d particularly like to go on vacation? Who do you want to go with?

KHJ: I’ve lived by Songpa-gu since I was young. They’re friends that I’ve spent most of my life with. I fear nothing when I’m with these friends. I want to go on a vacation to outer space with my friends and take on a new challenge against the limitations of life. Has this become too unbelievable?…

IS: What is your life motto?

KHJ: “Since you were already born, you should work hard to make your name known, help your less fortunate neighbours while living a life that earns respect.”

IS: Do you have any jinxes, superstitions or customs?

KHJ: Not any jinxes; I could say it’s a habit? No matter where we go, I think I always pay for the meals. When I get stressed, I go on fishing trips or listen to music.

IS: What will you do if your parents oppose your marriage like Boys Over Flowers‘ Gu Jun Pyo?

KHJ: I’ll push forward with it. I’m prepared to take responsibility for my life and am ready to stand up against my parents if it’s somebody that I believe I’ll spend the rest of my life with.

IS: What is your drinking capacity? Which alcohol do you like, where do you drink and with whom?

KHJ: I drink a lot. Soju. The location does not matter. With members [of SS501] or friends. A simple food cart (stall) is okay. [Grilled] pork and kimchi with soju is the best.

IS: What is the one biggest difference between before and after appearing on Boys Over Flowers?

KHJ: The age range of people who recognize me has widened. The character of Ji Hu itself has been an instrument (opportunity) for another Kim Hyun Joong to be born.

IS: A life crisis – when was the most perilous time so far in your life?

KHJ: When climbing up and coming down [Mount] Halla San on our farewell vacation on MBC’s We Got Married. It took five hours to go up, and 2 hours to come down. I thought it would be easy to climb, so I rashly ran up like a man, but my breath filled up to my chin. When coming down, I didn’t think I’d be able to get down if I paused at all from running, so I ran down without a break within two hours. In the end, I got to the sleeping quarters and passed out without even being able to film the final (closing) interview.

IS: If you get 10 billion won in your hand from winning the lottery, how would you distribute it to spend?

KHJ: I’d give 5 billion won to my parents and 1 billion won to Lee Ho Yeon, the president of DSP Entertainment. I’d give 2 billion won to the less fortunate, and I’d like to share the remaining 2 billion with my friends.

IS: Do you have a secret to skincare? What is one skincare requirement for skin like a white gem?

[KP’s note: I can’t believe I just had to write “skin like a white gem”.]

KHJ: I receive treatment from the dermatologist often. Is my answer too honest? Keke (ㅋㅋ) I try to always wash my face cleanly (well).

IS: Do you have any sleeping habits?

KHJ: I sleep only in my underwear. I can’t endure heat, so I’ve slept wearing just underwear since I was little. I like wearing just underwear to sleep because I like the cool, soft feeling of the blanket touching my skin.

IS: Have you ever left a comment (reply) on the Internet?

KHJ: I don’t read negative comments about myself much. There have been times when after reading people’s assessments of me on fan pages, I have written my own opinions. Sometimes I post my feelings publicly, other times I post them privately. I often write harsh critiques of myself as well. I use Daum on the Internet frequently.

IS: If you get a girlfriend or if you have one now, is there endearing nickname you want to call her?

KHJ: I [would] just call her by her actual name. Unlike Ji Hu, I do not have a meticulous or gentle personality. I would like my girlfriend to be a person who is as comfortable as a friend.

IS: Approximately when did you date your last girlfriend? How long ago was it, what age and what occupation does she have?

Source : IS Plus
translated @ KPCulture

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The video of group 8ight, the winner on “MBC Showvival”, sang Super Junior’s “Sorry sorry” was released to the public.

8ight’s Baek ChanEun wrote on her minihompy on March 18th “Tomorrow we will come to Sukira so we’re practicing singing Sorry Sorry” and also uploaded the video of the group practicing the song.

Recently, 8ight’ve come back with the song “Without a heart” and received a lot of support from SJ fans. Last week MBC Music core (March 14th), Super Junior fans had cheered passionately for 8ight.

Baek ChanEun said “I want to thank all Super Junior fans because of cheering for 8ight’s comeback performance. Thanks to their shaking the blue balloon, we could finish our recording” and “This time we’ll be guests of Leeteuk & Eunhyuk’s Sukira and please look forward to Sorry Sorry 8ight version”

Besides, netizens are creating “Without a heart” music video with Sohee and Heechul, Leeteuk, Donghae as well as the other members

original article is here
translated by evanesco@sj-world.net

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A Friend’s Confession

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Track List:
01. 친구의 고백 A Friend’s Confession Composed by JYP
02. Lost Composed by: JYP
03. 일단 돌아서지만 Though I’ve Turned Away Once Before Composed by Hong Ji Sang
04. 친구의 고백 A Friend’s Confession (Instrumental)
05. Lost (Instrumental)
06. 일단 돌아서지만 Though I’ve Turned Away Once Before (Instrumental)

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