Tuesday, September 9, 2014

[Translation] The Beautiful Times of Kim Hyun Joong and Me: Flowerboy’s 4D Soul (Part 2)

[Part 2] The beautiful times of Kim Hyun Joong and me: 〈Flowerboy’s 4D soul〉

Thinking back about the first encounter at work with Kim Hyun Joong, frankly speaking~ it was a memory of ‘mixed feelings’. Maybe everyone won’t believe it but the first time when I interviewed Kim Hyun Joong, I really had the ‘cold sweat pouring down’ or even ‘soul scattering off’ type of feeling. It’s not because I was too nervous, but it was this gentleman being ‘too involved’ (very involved in the interview)!

That was SS501’s first time to Taiwan, also the first artiste that TRENDY personally interviewed since first publication. In order to play a dutiful host, during the interview we almost moved a fruit stall, drink stall and a whole minimart over. Starting from bubble milk tea, each time I took out something all other members will cheer and fighting to try it out, then they will respond with a very satisfying look and wide smiles and kept saying it’s very delicious. Only Hyun Joong whom just quietly look on and occasionally nod his head slightly, I even suspect the person in front of me actually is not Kim Hyun Joong but [Jihoo sunbae], and is the one who is having bad mood! As I take out more tidbits my cold sweat also rain down profusely, because Jihoo sunbae~ no~ is Hyun Joong still has no expressions, until when I’m left with last two pieces of [treasure] and at the verge of my soul going to leave my body, with no more hope I took out a packet of cod fish snack, surprisingly at the next moment….[Jihoo sunbae] suddenly ‘left’….and Kim Hyun Joong is back! He suddenly flashed a brilliant smile, took the cod fish snack from my hand, and after keeping quiet for half the time, he finally started talking! Although his first sentence was: “Oh~ I ate this before, it’s very yummy, I like it.” Next up, not only just expressions and smiles, even his [4D soul] is all back! During the interview that day, he acted out a very classic [Sorrowful Backview], causing everyone at the film set roaring with laughter. That’s also my first time personally witnessing his 4D soul.

As the number of times I have contact with Kim Hyun Joong increases, slowly I realised that his 4Dness is not nonsensical or that he got a weird character, but coming from his [sincerity]. Because he is very [sincere] towards everything, thus naturally he replies with what comes in mind, without polishing nor beat around the bush. And because of [sincerity] thus very often when he is thinking about something, he will be immersed in his own universe (dazed out) and forgot to come out of it, when he remembers he need to come out of it, everyone has already moved into the next part already!

But it’s also because of his [sincerity] that we can see Kim Hyun Joong transform from [Jihoo sunbae] who had deep affection to become God of Battle [Shin Jung Tae]. His music is also multi-genre and diverse, a very manly 〈Break Down〉, 〈Unbreakable〉 to yuppie style 〈Lucky Guy〉, 〈Beauty Beauty〉 and fast melody 〈KISS KISS〉, 〈Let’s Party〉, 〈Gentleman〉 and even affectionate ones like 〈Please〉, 〈Your Story〉, 〈I’m Your Man〉……

If I’m to pick one genre that’s closest to the real Kim Hyun Joong? My answer is, every genre is the real him. If you think that all these multi-genre styles are enough to satisfy him? Actually not, everyone can listen to his latest mini album’s 〈His Habit〉 which is a collaboration with Lim Kim and Kanto, maybe then you’ll understand what I’ve said.

As for the 4D encounters that I’ve witnessed personally over the years, I’m afraid it would take thousand and one night for me to tell you. But there’s one which I’ve said quite a few times and I can’t make out whether to cry or to laugh, and that is [bubble milk tea]. It was two years after Mr Uzoosin’s first trip to Taiwan, and it was in front of me when he surprisingly discovered that bubble milk tea is not coffee but red tea with milk……only then that he started to fall in love with this Taiwan signature drink. Thereafter in one occasion, as he was drinking bubble milk tea and sharing with me that during the time when he had just finished filming [Boys Over Flowers], it took him a period of time to break away from the character. At that point of time I gave a resentful look~ I really can comprehend and told him that during the first time I interviewed him, how my soul almost flew away and in the end he……burst into laughter!

Ok! Even if he continues to be 4D till age of 80 and become 4D grandpa, I think everyone will still love him!

Touch your left chest and say, isn’t it so?


Article Courtesy by Warner Taiwan 
English Translation:  kelemama.wordpress.com

[Photo] Park Jung Min Arrival at Venue of Musical If I


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[Translation] The Beautiful Times of Kim Hyun Joong And Me: Things I Wished To Say (Part 1)

[Part 1] The beautiful times of Kim Hyun Joong and me: 〈Things I wished to say〉

Many people asked, what is the most essential requirement for my current job?

Normally my first reply is: 「Keep Calm/Composed」. This is also what I felt most confident of and did very well. But this year’s summer, because of Kim Hyun Joong, I almost lost my composure.

Maybe it’s because from the first publication of TRENDY (magazine) onwards, began the irrevocable bond with Kim Hyun Joong, thus be it during SS501 days or when they went on solo activities, TRENDY is never standing at the position of 「cover」, but together with fans standing by his side, and unknowingly the time of 5 years had past~

Prior to Kim Hyun Joong’s Taiwan trip in July, despite the multiple hiccups, but I believed that placing Taiwan as the first stop for World Tour before his army enlistment, Taiwan must have spell a special meaning to him!

Frankly speaking before arriving at the concert venue, I felt that I’ve already prepared myself that after this concert it will be a long 「farewell」 for us and Kim Hyun Joong. In each and every song that he prepared with great care and performed at his best, moments of each partnership with Kim Hyun Joong in this 5 years kept flashing in my mind. Despite a few times when tears wet my eyes, I didn’t let the tears flow down, until when he sang this song which was recorded in his latest Korean album 《TIMING》 ─ 〈Say Something〉. That day probably is also the first time he sang this song on stage……

Maybe some might feel that the lyrics of this song is too sorrowful, and it’s also about the parting of a couple? But maybe everyone also noticed that day when Kim Hyun Joong was singing this song, there was Chinese translated lyrics showing on the stage. And it was in traditional Chinese. For a ‘tough man Kim Hyun Joong’ who will cringe when he is showing too much of his feelings, this is probably his best way to express his emotions?! That day~ he put in even more effort to speak Chinese :「I’m really~thankful to you all for coming to see me」、「I will come again next time!」…… This is probably also the one time that we heard him said so much Chinese in these 5 years! I think not just me but everyone had also received his kind thoughts.

Thereafter~ many people asked me, that night was there a few times where Kim Hyun Joong had tears in his eyes? Actually I’ve no means to answer, because the tears that I’ve been holding back for a long while had already blurred my vision.

I received an invitation from the record company today, hoping to share some stories of 「The beautiful times of Kim Hyun Joong and me」 with everyone, and so I started listening to 〈Say Something〉 again……I am reminded of the moment when my eyes turned blurry with tears, in future it will also be like the every moment in the past which will become beautiful moments! As for the stories (that happened) before~will tell you all next time! Till then~ let’s listen to 〈Say Something〉together……


Article Courtesy by Warner Taiwan  
English Translation by:  kelemama.wordpress.com

[HD Photo] Kim Hyun Joong Departure at Jorge Chavez International Airport Heading Back to Korea by MurdererQ


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[Media Photo] Kim Hyun Joong Phantasm World Tour 2014 in Pery bu 321 Asia


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