Tuesday, August 6, 2013

[Article] 'Barefoot Friends' Begins Their Songwriting Project With An Audition

Fresh off a grueling diving challenge, the cast of 'Barefoot Friends' were soon confronted with an entirely new challenge with its own set of problems: a songwriting project!

The brainchild of Kim Hyun Joong, who had always wanted to write his own song, the new task was met with shock and awe from everyone, especially from those cast members who were none too musically inclined.

As the first step in the songwriting challenge, the individual cast members stood in front of some harsh judges -- including Epik High, Duble Sidekick, and Dynamic Duo -- and competed against each other to be 'casted' under one of the three powerhouse producers to help compose their songs.


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[Vid] Kim Hyun Joong 김현중 High Cut Magazine Behind the Scene


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[Translation] Kim Hyun Joong 김현중 Naver Star Column Interview ; "The Kid Who Dreamed to be a Scientist, Nicknamed 'A'.. and Kim Hyun Joong"

[INTERVIEW - PART 1: The kid who dreamed to be a scientist, nicknamed 'A'..and Kim Hyun Joong]

Singer-actor Kim Hyun Joong finally made his comeback after nearly 2 years. He returned with a more manly appearance with his new album 'Round 3', alongside radiating his entertainment sense in the ongoing SBS variety programme 'Barefoot Friends'.

It's not only music and variety shows, Kim Hyun Joong was also active in the acting activities. After capturing many women's hearts with his character as 'Yoon Ji-hoo sunbae' in drama 'Boys Over Flowers' back in 2009, he was also casted as the genius Baek Seung-jo in the 2010 drama 'Mischievious Kiss'. Now Kim Hyun Joong is also preparing to return to the small screen with a new project. Using his 'flower-boy' appearance to capture the women's hearts, how was it like when he was young? Let's return to Kim Hyun Joong's past along with Naver Star Column.


Hello? I am Kim Hyun Joong. It seems a long time since I have greeted everyone. Is everyone doing great? I'd never knew I'll be doing this with Naver Star Column ^^ It's a pleasure to meet everyone in such way. Taking the chance I will show you the 'celebrity Kim Hyun Joong' and also the 'human Kim Hyun Joong' side of me, so I would like to thank in advance for reading this until the end. 

The kid who dreamed of being a scientist
My dream to be a singer wasn't since I was young. Instead I dreamed to become a scientist when I was a kid. There are kids who likes to touch machines, right? I was also the same. I wanted to try dismantling the electronics at home and reassembling them again. During primary school, I was also doing pretty good in my studies. I have a strong desire to win so in order not to lose out to other kids, I gave in more effort on my studies.

As I dreamed to become a scientist when I was young, I like things that are related to science or the environment now too. Not long ago, I was interested in an episode regarding 'Mammoth Cloning' on Discovery Channel. It talked about the extraction of blood sample from the cadaver's body frozen in the ice, and the blood sample was then injected into another mammoth's body for cloning. It was really fun watching the show.

Teenager, falling in love with music
When I entered the middle-high school, I really loves music that I didn't really go to school much. Since young, it seemed that I didn't really pay much attention to dressing up myself. Even if I'm just eating the ramyeon, if I could play music, I feel contented. I've really put in a lot effort when I was in a band. It feels great to think (of those days) now too.

Those friends are now in the working society, also some who are preparing to become a school teacher. Talking about those past together was fun. We met once in 1-2 weeks recently. Friends from primary-middle-high school are still friends now, it's possible to meet up since we are living in the same neighbourhood. There are also friends who runs the chicken restaurant with me, and we always have fun there. Compared to friends who are in the entertainment industry, it seems that I have more childhood friends since they are comfortable to be around with.

Part-time worker teenager, nickname '(A)'
As of what everyone would have known, I did a lot of part-time jobs when I was young. The one that I could remember most distinctly is the one where I've worked at a family restaurant. Singer 'Bi (Rain)' was really popular at that time, so the restaurant manager gave me a nickname that surpass 'Bi', which is 'A'. I've mentioned it before in broadcast and everyone thought it was interesting.

I have learned a lot of things from my part-time jobs' experiences. People obtained skills (from jobs' experiences) but I learned ways how to treat people. Things I have learned at that time are very helpful now. I always think of how to make the customers happy, how to give them the water refill when there's not much water is left in their glasses, how to refill the pickles when not much is left in their plates even without asking - I've learned a lot of such things. During birthday parties, if there are pregant lady beside, I would ask the person beside not to lit up the firecrackers - things like that I have learned back then.

Recently I have met the restaurant owner since 11 years. He is now the manager of a Chinese restaurant haha. I knew him once we made eyes contact. He still remembers my name. He used to call me 'Hyun Joong ah' back in those days, but now he addressed me as 'Hyun Joong ssi' instead. It feels unfamiliar.

Life is just one-shot, I don't want to lead a boring life
Although I have done a lot of part-time jobs but I have never really thought of my own business. Like what I have said above, even if I'm only just eating ramyeon, if I could do the music I like, I think it would suffice. Neither do I like to lead/overtake someone. One of the reason why I continue this career(as a singer)is that it's great how the staffs would prepare all the things in detailed. Furthermore, I can't say words that people might not like to hear, so I don't have the confidence as a boss.

For me, I am not person with the attitude of leading a boring life. Neither do I want to live a life filled with regrets. I am a person who loves to enjoy my life. Without regarding to how others are looking on you, just live your own life as it is. Due to the image I was bearing last time, I couldn't say things that I wanted to say. Leading the days like that, I felt remorseful for the past. Now that I don't want to live a life with regrets anymore, so I am doing things I wanted to do from time to time.

'Affection(情)' is a great thing
Since I am engaged in both music and acting, many people are curious whether am I closer to music, even if it's just 1% (difference). However whether is it acting or music, both have the 'win-win' effect. Previously, if I have rehearsed singing for 100th times, I can still sing it again with the same feeling after waking up. However now standing on stage, I am able to express the suitable feelings according the songs (that I'm singing). I have learned these (emotions) from my experiences as an actor. 

I met up with DSP's CEO sometimes recently, Lee Ho-yeon who lead me to my debut in the entertainment industry. His health wasn't that good, but he had been better recently. Although Eun Ji-won and Lee Hyo-ri both had left the company, I'd still missed the ex-agency. In fact, there aren't many situations where one would miss the ex-agency after moving to a new agency. However, seeing that many are reminiscing, it seems that (Lee Ho Yeon) CEO is a remarkable person. I feel that 'affection(情)' is a great thing. Sometimes, I do keep in contact with SS501 members. Very recently, Kyu Jong and I had contacted each other.

The friendship, love and work in my life
I treat the friendships between me and my friends very importantly. Friends since childhood are still very close (with me) now. Among the celebrities, I am close to JYJ's Kim Jae Joong. I have spent Christmas with Jaejoong for 2-3 years in a row, drinking together. We have even lived together for a period of time. I don't see Jaejoong as my rival. Jaejoong is straightforward and a confident person. He is totally different from people who pretends to be strong.

Although I am person who treasures the loyalty, but I do not think that 'love is more important than loyalty'. Ha ha. I will pick love no matter what. When meeting people who treasures loyalty, they would always ask, 'If you are married, who would you save (first) when your wife and friend are in trouble?'. Of course it's the wife.

But love isn't an easy thing. Because I really love my work, I would opt for work instead of love now. I can still love even if I'm already an 'old man'. But for singing or acting, I can pick up the cool roles now at my age only. So as of now, my aim is to work harder to show a better side of me to everyone.

Readers of Naver Star Column, thank you for reading until the end. In the second part, I will tell you interesting stories regarding my music and overseas activities. Please give a lot of expectation to it. Ah, and please support my new title track 'Your Story' too...^^

To, all Naver Star Column's readers

The miracles of 600KRW...
Your Story...


source: hnews.naver.com
Translated by @heavenly606 

[Photo] Kim Hyung Jun 김형준 Birthday Party Event


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Kim Hyung Jun 김형준 Celebrates 27th Birthday and Pampers Fans with Designer Jewelry

On 3rd August, SS501′s maknae Kim Hyung Jun held a birthday party in Seoul, Korea and partied with fans from various countries such as Korea, Japan and China. At the party, Kim Hyung Jun also received birthday well wishes from the cast of ‘Gold Appear Quickly’, in which Hyung Jun acts as character Mong Gyu and who is currently having a love-line in the drama.

Besides the hot performance put up by Kim Hyung Jun, fans at the party also received a gift box each with a bracelet from the brand ‘Mucha’ by Korea’s famous jewelry designer Kim Jeong Ju. Fans were overwhelmed upon receiving this special gift and many left thankful comments to Kim Hyung Jun via twitter.

In the meanwhile, Kim Hyung Jun is expected to be touring 3 countries in South America region this November.


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original post: en.korea.com

[Article] Kim Hyun Joong 김현중 Shares Skincare Must-Haves and Reveals Manly New Look

We caught up with Korean actor Kim Hyun Joong of Boys Over Flowers fame, and ambassador of The FaceShop, at the brand’s 10th anniversary party in Seoul, where he revealed his skincare must-haves and more.

Since portraying the character of Yoon Ji Hoo in K-drama Boys Over Flowers back in 2009, actor Kim Hyun Joong has been known to the world as the quintessential Prince Charming – the man of every girl’s dream.

But if you’ve always been a fan of his porcelain white skin, his “flower boy” image and his gentle and soft-spoken demeanour – his new image may throw you for a loop (well, in the best way possible).

If you’re a fan of his buff, toned physique that he showcased while promoting his last album Break Down, you will continue to be bowled over with his manliness.

Appearing on stage with the current batch of The FaceShop’s TOP Girls from around the region at the brand's 10th anniversary celebrations, Kim looked nothing like Yoon Ji Hoo, but greeted the media with a very cropped hair do, tanned skintone and buff physique.

One thing that was consistent though, was his megawatt smile.

Kim appeared to be in a jovial, light-hearted mood as he chatted with the media and updated us on his upcoming plans.

Q: Hi Hyun Joong, how you have been doing lately?
KHJ: I’ve been resting for a while but I’ve mostly been busy preparing for my next album too.

Q: It’s your second time gracing the TOP GIRL event by The FaceShop, how is it different from last year’s?
KHJ: Yes, it’s my second time attending the TOP GIRL event. Last year, it happened at Fradia, right on the river and this year it’s at this museum in Cheongdam. Like last year, the party looks just great and I’m so happy to be here especially when The FaceShop is celebrating its 10th anniversary with TOP GIRLS 2013.

Q: What is it like to meet the TOP GIRLS of 2013 in person?

KHJ:They look gorgeous like last year’s TOP GIRLS. I heard that there were more than 40,000 applicants this year, so it must have been really competitive. I can already feel their passion and enthusiasm just by looking at them!

Q: What do you think is the most attractive part of yourself?
KHJ: Unlike how I look, I am actually quite manly! [laughs] In fact, no matter how tight my schedule is, I always work out to keep in shape. And because of my upcoming album this month, I had my hair cropped shorter and this helped me to look even manlier.

Q: How do you feel to be the brand ambassador of The FaceShop (TFS)?
KHJ: I feel really honoured to represent and be the face of TFS. I feel really proud to be able to take part in many global promotions with TFS and being able to meet all my fans through it. It’s great to know that both TFS and I are growing together!
Q: As an actor, you always have to apply makeup in order to look good onscreen - do you use makeup when you’re not filming? If so, what are your must-have products?
KHJ: I don’t usually put on makeup when I am not shooting. I don’t like the feeling of my skin being clogged up by the makeup. But when I have outdoor shoots, I put on my favourite FACE it Power Perfection BB Cream which protects my skin from UV rays and covers up my skin imperfections. I heard that there is a men’s version of the CC cream which was just launched. I would like to try it soon!

Q: What are some of The FaceShop products that help you relax after a long day?
KHJ: When I’m really tired, I use sheet masks a lot - especially the lemon one. It brightens up and refreshes my skin. It smells really nice too! I also put on The Faceshop moisturisers before going to sleep too. My skin looks healthy and moisturised even until the next morning.

Q: What can you say about the TOP GIRLS? What qualities make them suitable to be the faces of The Face Shop?
KHJ: I think what T.O.P stand for do really fit the TOP GIRLS here. They all seem to be really talented, open-minded and passionate. They have gone through tough auditions to be here so I hope they can showcase their talent and pursue their dreams through The FaceShop.

Kim Hyun Joong with Singapore's TOP GIRL Sheena Phua

Q: There will be a photo shoot with all nine of the TOP GIRLS in a studio tomorrow. How do you feel about it?
KHJ: I’ve done countless photo shoots but it is still really exciting to work on a shoot with these nine TOP GIRLS. I hope that we will have a good time too! TOP GIRLS please do not eat too much tonight, or your faces might look swollen tomorrow. [Laughs]

Q: What are your future plans?

KHJ: As I will be releasing my new album soon, I’m focusing on the preparations, so please continue sending your love and support to me.

To commemorate The FaceShop’s 10th anniversary, look out for store promotions in October as well as a limited edition anniversary set comprising of The FaceShop’s best-selling and most iconic products - Face It Power Perfection BB, Natural Sun AQ Super White Sun Cream, Raspberry Root Line, Chia Seed Moisture Cream and the Rice Bright Water Cleansing line.


original post: herworldplus.com

[Photo] Kim Hyun Joong 김현중 with 한라봉 아이스크림 (Hanrabong Ice Cream) Owner


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[Vid] Park Jung Min 박정민 Fan Meeting in Ecuador


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[Info] Heo Young Saeng 허영생 August Schedule


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