Sunday, July 28, 2013

[Editorial] [Star of the Week] Kim Hyun Joong’s 김현중 4D Personality Revealed

Kim Hyun Joong may be all brawn and full of charisma on stage, but the Kim Hyun Joong offstage is a different story. Known for his off-the-wall personality, you never know what to expect from the star, but one thing’s for sure – it’s bound to be entertaining.

To prove it to you, we dug up some of our favorite 4D moments of the star, and as you read on, we dare you not to laugh.

Kim Hyun Joong, the English teacher

If Kim Hyun Joong was our English teacher, we wouldn’t skip a single class.

But after watching the following clip, we’re having second thoughts. Kim Hyun Joong once appeared on MBC’s Fantasy Couple, where he sang a Korean children’s song in English, revealing his not-so-adept language skills.

Who are we kidding - we’d still go to class – if only to sit and stare at that pretty face.

Lazy Kim Hyun Joong

We’ve all been there.

You’re lying in bed, eyelids heavy, seconds away from falling asleep…but the lights are still on. But you’re too lazy to hit the switch. So what do you do?

Kim Hyun Joong took being lazy to a whole new level, when SS501 appeared on MBC variety show Thank You For Waking Me Up.

Sometimes being lazy requires more energy than not being lazy as indicated by the clip below, but really, where’s a Clapper when you need one?

Kim Hyun Joong roasts Hwang Bo before ‘We Got Married’

Little did Kim Hyun Joong know his future wife was right under his nose.

Before Kim Hyun Joong and Hwang Bo became husband and wife on MBC’s We Got Married, they were shooting biting remarks at each other on the popular ‘Of Course’ segment of the now-defunct SBS variety show X-MAN.

The goal is to make a remark that your opponent won’t be able to respond ‘Of Course’ to, and Hwang Bo kicked off the battle by saying, “You think your face is prettier than mine, right?”

When it was Kim Hyun Joong’s turn, he poked fun at Hwang Bo’s tomboy mannerisms, saying, “Did you get that tan while you were in the army?” leading Hwang Bo to say “Why? Is it not sexy? I heard you like dark-skinned girls.”

Without missing a beat, Kim Hyun Joong then shot back, “But, you know I don’t girls I can’t see in the dark, right?” ultimately taking the win.

If there’s anything to be learned from this, it’s boys, be careful what you say to a girl because you just might end up marrying her.

Kim Hyun Joong, the dog walker

Part creepy, part adorable, but wholly hilarious, Kim Hyun Joong’s 4D personality shines in the following clip, where he takes a blow-up dog onto the stage with him at a fan meeting for Boys Over Flowers.

There’s really not much else to say about this except yes, this actually happened,

Kim Hyun Joong cooks for you

What’s hotter than Kim Hyung Joong on stage? Kim Hyun Joong in the kitchen.

We found the following gem on YouTube, where Kim Hyun Joong attempts to whip up a dish for, well, you. At least that’s what we’re going to assume as he refers to an ambiguous “you” throughout the entire clip.

Although half of the 10-minute clip is of Kim Hyun Joong cutting a pineapple, we don’t mind.

To see Kim Hyun Joong fumble, er, work his way around the kitchen, watch the clip below.


original post: mwave

[Vid] Kim Hyun Joong 김현중 Your Story + Unbreakable Inkigayo Comeback Stage

Unbreakable Performance (crdt: cozyjj)


credit: K-pop Subs

[Vid] Kim Hyun Joong 김현중 Unbreakable Ranks #1 in 56 Music Chart


credit: KIKI CO

[Editorial] [Star of the Week] Meaningful Quotes Born from Kim Hyun Joong’s 김현중 4D Mind

When you think the term ‘4-D,’ one of the celebrities that come to mind is Kim Hyun Joong. Although he may carry a serious or blank expression at times, that mind of his is always in motion, formulating something amazing to say to sweep the hearts of fans away.

Taking the focus away from his handsome face, his sweet vocals, and his awesomely sculpted body for a second or two, here are some very touching and inspirational quotes from Kim Hyun Joong.

On Sexual Predators

In 2011, Kim Hyun Joong appeared on SBS’ Strong Heart to hear that SNSD’s Jessica could have been in a dangerous situation with a man who stalked her all the way to her apartment.

When asked how to help women protect themselves from sexual predators, Kim Hyun Joong had a very simple but strong answer.

“It’s the men who need to come to their senses.”

If only all men were like Kim Hyun Joong.

On Text Voting

After finding out that the text voting for the 2006 MKMF cost money, Kim Hyun Joong turned to SS501’s official website to talk with the fans.

He wrote about how he found out that the voting cost money and the total already gathered up equaled to an overwhelming amount.

“I’ve told you before, but I will enjoy the stage now. The rookie award may only come once, but I believe that if we try our best, we will be able to earn an even bigger award later one. Honestly, if you say an award is important, it’s important. But more than an award, I believe that the fun of seeing SS501 on stage, to play, enjoy, and laughter is much more important.”

Kim Hyun Joong asked that instead of voting, the fans just enjoy the stage that SS501 has prepared, since no amount of money could equal the memories SS501 will share with the fans.

Regardless of whether or not they received a trophy, we believe SS501 definitely won that night.

On Happiness
Traveling through Vietnam in excruciating hot weather, Kim Hyun Joong learned that he was a lucky person.

Having to find part time jobs to finance himself during the entire trip, Kim Hyun Joong came to this conclusion.

“I used to think that if I wasn’t a person who did this kind of work (being a celebrity), I wouldn’t be depressed. But through this experience, I learned that it’s the hardest to live a very normal life. I’m a really happy person. I am such a content person doing what I want to do, so I can’t imagine why I ever thought I was an unfortunate person.”

We have a lot to learn from this young man.

On Hospitality and Happiness

On that same trip to Vietnam, not only did Kim Hyun Joong realize the truth about happiness, he learned of the hospitality of the people that hosted the Barefooted Friends team.

At one point, Kang Ho Dong even became teary-eyed, being touched by how kind the Vietnamese people were, paying attention and taking care of the program cast and crew.

Kim Hyun Joong then quieted slipped in this quote:

”When people are happy, they become more generous.”

Kang Ho Dong then joked that Kim Hyun Joong’s tone of voice took away from the meaningful quote, but he later added that he will use Kim Hyun Joong’s quote when he has the chance.

Now, there are many more amazing things that came out of Kim Hyun Joong’s mouth, but since this has been a pretty serious article so far, we leave you with this last one.


That is all.


Photo Credit:SBS, MBC, Mnet
original post: mwave

[Translation] Kim Hyun Joong 김현중 Entertainment Relay ; Guerilla Date

A Japanese fan was interviewed with her Korean boyfriend. MC asked whether the boyfriend was jealous because her girlfriend likes KHJ and he answered yes. They even had little fights because of KHJ when the girlfriend ditched the boyfriend to send KHJ off in the airport. When MC asked the girlfriend who she likes better, she answered her boyfriend but when asked who's more handsome, she answered Kim Hyun Joong.

Another fangirl was asked what's KHJ's charming points and she answered jawline and she also asked for a back hug as a fan service. Before KHJ gave her the backhug, he asked whether she has a boyfriend which she really has. (hahaha perhaps he's afraid the boyfriend will be jealous again? ㅋㅋㅋ)

A man being interview said KHJ's charming points are his distinct facial features along with his small face. When asked what type of fan service he wants, he was given 4 choices which is:
1) Hug 2) Back hug 3) Cross his arms with KHJ's 4) Shake hand and touch his face
and the man chose Option 2 which is back hug
After the backhug, KHJ said 'Man are of course their backs'

KHJ said Your Story MV still isn't been released yet as it haven't passed the rating evaluation yet. The reason being is that the MV contains kiss scene with the girl.
Regarding his anticipation for the upcoming album, he wishes for a 600KRW miracle (600won is the price to download 1 song in digital sites ^^) But he said jokingly his aim is not to get the first place in digitals. Also he said whenever he has comeback, fans would prepare lunch boxes for him. He said jokingly that fans need not do that as he also has the money to buy himself something to eat, instead he wish for the 600KRW miracle! He trust the miracle that 600won can do!!

KHJ said he felt at ease even when he's having activities in overseas because he likes the hotel. He can feel the countries' cultures via the hotel breakfast.

KHJ said he's somehow a 'ghost-liked' sunbae. Whenever the hoobaes greets him, he runs away because he feels awkward/shy. MC said whenever the hoobaes greet the sunbaes, sunbaes always said something like 'I think you're doing great, keep up the great work'..but KHJ honestly said he couldn't comment on something like that because he didn't really check out on the hoobaes.

When asked what about the girl-groups hoobaes, he said he always watch their MVs through Youtube(Internet). He was interested in the girl-group called Crayon Pop because Crayon Pop's Bar Bar Bar choregraphy was very similar to Lucky Guy's high high high dance choreography. And he said jokingly 'Should I sue them?...'


Translated by @5StarsAs1
Photo credit : ahlia0606

[Tutorial] Important tips for SBS Inkigayo SNS Points

Gaon Social Chart

SBS inkigayo will be taking Gaon social points as its SNS points, which contributes 35% of the total points for SBS Inkigayo ranking. You can do as much as you can.

Also remember: their system detects your comments about KHJ - whether they are positive / negative.
So DON'T use any negative words together with his Korean full name, 김현중.
It should always be his Korean full name + song title + positive comments.

TVtalk or 엠앤TV톡

You need to search and install this app on app store or the android market to support KHJ.
You can pre-vote for KHJ for SBS Inkigayo (5% of total) as well as live-vote (10% of total) in case his song is among the top 3.

Search for the app using the keywords TVtalk or 엠앤TV톡, or go and download at the App Store / Market via the respective links below.
iTunes App Store
Android Market

How To Register

How To Vote


 credit to OnlyKHJtimes

[Star of the Week] [Interview] Kim Hyun Joong 김현중 Worked On ′Round 3′ Like It Would Be His Last

This former leader of SS501 and flower boy of Boys Over Flowers is back as a manly solo singer.

He previously landed a steady career as a solo singer in 2011, releasing two mini albums in a row, but he′s back again two years from then to really cement his newfound status in Korea

His third mini album Round 3 drew only the best staff for its music, choreography, music video and photography, and includes a total of six tracks, some of which have already been floated successfully on the overseas market.

It means that Kim Hyun Joong really put his back into the album. It′s his first comeback in a long time, and he really wants to find his place as a solo singer.

"The title of the album is Round 3. I came up with it while watching the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). The UFC has only three rounds. I′ll probably continue to release albums, but I really poured all my efforts in this one like it would be my last. It has all the last efforts I could muster."

Thanks to this mindset and the concerts he had held overseas during the last two years, it seemed this singer had indeed grown. He put all the know-hows he had picked up on the stage into his album.

"I felt pressured because I wasn′t sure whether my fans would be waiting for me, but I′m thankful that the album′s been getting favorable reviews after its release. I′ve learned how to be more laid back on the stage in my concert tour, and it helped that I tried out a lot of different genres of music in Japan. I put a variety of genres in the album."

Kim Hyun Joong was in top shape, both in quality and in confidence.

He not only wanted to prove he was still very much alive, he also wanted to express the beauty of Korean tradition in his music as a hallyu star.

"I thought a lot about what makes up real K-Pop. I wanted to include the beauty of Korea in my music while I′m still influential overseas. That′s how Round 3 came to be."

His music video for Unbreakable, released on July 18, shows sword dancing and all kinds of traditional dances, while his album cover uses traditional mask patterns and drawings of Korean goblins.

Your Story, on the other hand, represents the change that has come over his music. It concentrates more on his voice rather than his powerful performances.

"The reason I tried to emphasize my voice even when I′m not a singer recognized for his vocals is because I wanted to show how hard I′ve worked to come to where I am now. It felt great to hear that I′ve improved and that the past eight years of my career weren′t for nothing. I′ll work hard with the confidence my fans have given me."


Photo credit: Key East
original post: mwave

*Kim Hyun Joong is not the FORMER LEADER OF SS501 (as what written above).. He is STILL the Leader of the group.. SS501 is not disbanded yet as all the members have said! 

[Vid / Raw] Kim Hyun Joong 김현중 Entertainment Relay ; Guerilla Date


credit: cozy jj

[Translation] Kim Hyun Joong 김현중 28th Message


Finally tomorrow my comeback happens.
It hasn't hit me yet. I don't feel any yet. As always it rains to greet my comeback.
Does it help... since Your Story is an emotional song??????
At least it helps the heat subside, so still feels good.
I didn't write 'thanks to' on this album. Actually I have many people to be thankful for,
If I would miss one of them, the person could be disappointed. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Just keep it as an insurance (*just in case). --
I am thinking I will try many things for 5 weeks promotion period.
'Your Story', 'Unbreakable' and other songs as well ^^
You must be surprised as soon as seeing my 'Gentle Man' performance... -- Truly, I like it myself. ㅋㅋ too much self-praise?
(That's what I am feeling no matter how you agree with me) Or not at all... Besides don't you know I prepared 'Like Before' choreography???? It's just me who know that. ㅋㅋㅋ
You must be curious..ㅋㅋ Then join the concert even if no one knows when it would happen.
ㅋㄷㅋㄷ What (am I doing) Seems I am writing this message to tease you... anyway
This year is more than half over and only 5 months left.
How quickly flies?????????? Everyday just flies at superspeed. There are so many things I want to do while I have only one body during time flies. Still I will do what I want through my life, so don't worry.
This is what I feel, positive people seem to be happy. Let's say 'good job', 'it's okay' rather than blame others and envy other people's happiness.
Or you will suffer from heartache. ㅋㅋ no matter what happens~~ well, that's what I felt ^^
'Your Story' is.... its MV is.... --;;; you must be shocked...
since it's too adult ....................................................................
You can leave me.......................................................ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
I will try to make up for that with 'Gentle Man' if you are upset with ('Your Story') MV--;;; huh...ㅋㅋ
Anyway I am going to write down 'thanks to'

I am very thankful to my fans who always stand by me.
I do not know when it would be, someday we would not be able to meet any longer but let's keep missing each other and not forget the memories. ^^
I keep piling up neatly all the pleasant memories in my heart in order to open and see whenever I miss you.
Let's live happily~~~ 'Your Story' is the song just for you ^^ fighting

If you have tissue... when you see 'Your Story' MV... bring it. You will need it. Bite your tongue to keep your tears back when you watch it.
Thank you as always,, wrapping up ROUND3 album work.... from 28 year old Kim Hyun Joong


English translation by @howlovelylala