Top Stars’ Insurance for Concerts,January 31, 2009

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Idol group Big Bang will be holding their concert from the 30th for four days. A total of 500 000 people are expected for this concert! We’re expecting girls in their ten’s mostly.

Big Bang’s management has registered a 153 billion won’s worth of insurance just in case of an accident. It’s for the the safety of the crowd as well as other accidents that might happen. They also will have a total of 200 securities at the scene as well as three ambulance cars. Big Bang members’, who have fallen off stages before, are doing a routinely check so it doesn’t happen again.

Ever since concerts’ scales have been getting bigger, so have the accident scales. And there are an addition of top artists who are registering insurance for the safety of their fans.

DBSK registered a 40 billion won insurance for first concert back in 2006, and World Star Rain has also registered a 100 billion won for his Tokyo Dome Concert.

source: xietinloveshero
credit: SBS News
translated by: 애기샤☆ @TVXQaustralia

[INFO] Secret Code Tracklist

by qteedee

So.. it happened to be SECRET CODE… not SECRET CORD

The track list for The Secret Code was released today. About half and half for new and old songs:

●Beautiful you
●どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう?(Doushite Kimi wo suki ni natte shimatandarou/Why Did I Fall in Love With You)
●呪文 -MIROTIC-
●Bolero
●Survivor(3月11日発売シングル収録楽曲)
●FORCE (新曲–> new)
●Nobody Knows(新曲–> new)
●ウィーアー!(新曲–> new) (This would be We Are, the One Piece opening they recorded.)
●TAXI(新曲–> new)
●9095(新曲–> new)
他 (this little kanji here means “other”, so there might be more tracks yet to be announced?)
It said that there would be 14 tracks

So four new songs, five if you count Survivor. I’m not sure what exactly it up with their releasing a single only a couple of days before an album that has said single on it. Of course, I’m probably going to end up with both, so maybe it’s less odd than it seems. ^^;

Three versions of the album will the released, much like T. Although this is sort of old news.

v1 will just be the album, nothing more.

v2 will be two CDs. The album on the first, and what is currently listed as “a compilation” on the other. [info]bright_story has informed me that the second CD a remix CD.

v3 is the expensive one. It comes with the two CDs in v2, as well as a DVD with the following MVs:
1. Purple Line
2. Beautiful you
3. どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう?
4. 呪文 -MIROTIC-
5. Bolero
6. Suvivor(3月11日発売シングル収録楽曲)
7. Kiss The Baby Sky(新録–> new)

It will also feature a digest version of clips from the ~T~ live, like the expensive version of that album did with Five in the Black. The first press will also have the off-shot.

And of course they all come with the standard jacket-sized card in the first press, too.

Credit: elise_maxwell@LJ + bright_story@LJ + dbsg@LJ+my-smtown

[TRANS]Tohoshinki SHINE 2nd Artist Book Interview – Changmin

by dinastik

[Emotions]
Q: What is the happiest thing that has happened to you since you’ve debuted in Japan?
A: The happiest thing was the final show of our second tour at Budoukan. It’s a bit embarrassing to say this myself, but in Korea Tohoshinki is a group loved by many people. But when we started holding activities in Japan, we were newcomers with no achievements in Japan of any kind. So we would be singing on very small stages, and when we compared this to Korea there were a lot of feelings of vexation and loneliness….Those kinds of memories came to mind when I stood on the stage of Budoukan. I was extremely happy at that time when I thought, “So we’ve come to have this many people love us even in Japan.” It was a moving moment.

Q: What kind of image was reflected in your eyes at the moment you actually came out onto the stage?”
A: There were so many guests that had come. I could see many red lights. I tried to hold it in, but at the moment I witnessed this scene, it was like my tears were already going to fall.

Q: It’s been often said that Budoukan as a venue feels like you are being enveloped by the audience, but how was it really?
A: It certainly did feel like we were being enveloped by the audience. Even though Budoukan is a large venue, when you stand on the stage the distance between you and the audience is nearer than you’d think. And because of this we became even more passionate (about our performance).

Q: Could you see the audience members’ faces properly?
A: I could see them clearly.

Q: I see. Next, what’s something that made you sad?
A: I think coming to hold activities in Japan, the saddest memories I have were caused by, as expected, Japanese. I really felt that, “No matter what kind of things I feel, if I cannot express them properly, they really become completely meaningless.” In the period immediately after we first came to Japan, I always carried around painful thoughts. Even our staff members, because I couldn’t hold deep conversations with them to find out what they were thinking when they were working for us, I didn’t know these things, and at sets or wherever, even if I had any questions, because I was totally unable to comprehend what they were saying in Japanese, I was full of uneasiness. There was also a period of time where I closed my heart up a little because of those kinds of things happening. I couldn’t express anything, and nothing could be expressed to me, so I created a sort of distance between myself and others; I might have come to behave so that people would not try to come closer to me…..But now, I’m getting used to even Japanese a bit at a time, and thanks to many staff members, I’ve come to be able to communicate well. But because I am still unable to hold conversations as smoothly as I imagine, I think I must study more.

Q: That’s true. And now I’d like to ask about “enjoyment”.
A: Yes. Something I enjoyed was “a-nation”. Last year only four of us participated because our leader Yunho got injured, but it was so much fun. Though I’m really apologetic to Yunho for saying this (laughs). Because in Korea there aren’t any of that kind of big open-air event tours, and it was the first time we got to experience them. Holding a big event while going round the different regions, there were lots of really fun happenings!

[Travel]
Q: What is a country that has left a deep impression on you, or what are memories of a trip that you’ve taken?
A: For me it’d be Prague in the Czech Republic. We went there for work in Korea, but I used lots of time to walk the streets of Europe. But of course we did nothing but work, so you couldn’t really call it sightseeing (laughs). But because it was a city I was experiencing for the first time, whether it was things to see or things to hear or things to eat, I had a deep interest in anything. The scenery was really beautiful. There were many houses preserved on the streets that had a sense of nostalgia, so it was so beautiful that no matter where we took a picture it’d be good enough to put in our photobook.

Q: Was the food alright?
A: I……it doesn’t matter what country I’m in or what kind of food it is, I can eat anything well (laughs). Since getting to experience that country’s peculiar foods is also one of the thrills of travel.

Q: That’s true. That’s something I really understood when I had a meal together with you at a restaurant in Okinawa. After all, you did really well eating goat testicles (a delicacy) too (laughs).
A: I became reealllllyyyy energetic eating those.

Q: You were having a slight cold on that day, but you became energetic?
A: That’s right! There might be people who will think this is a lie, but the next day after I ate that my physical condition got a lot better (laughs). If it’s for health, I will challenge anything.

Q: You seem like someone who is rather able to monitor their health closely, don’t you? For example, what kinds of things do you do in order to maintain your health?
A: At home, if there’s even a little time I’ll use dumbbells or do weight training. I build up my body with a machine.

Q: Is that so? By the way, what kind of personality do you yourself think you have?
A: I am clear about what I like and dislike. There’s that personality assessment based on your blood type, right? I think I am a perfect B type (laughs). I have a bit of a quick temper and get angry easily. But if I decide, “I’m going to do this”, I will definitely unshrinkingly do it all the way till the end!

[Music]
Q: Which foreign artists do you like?
A: Recently…well I’ve been listening to them a lot from a long time ago, so can I list more than one? Stevie Wonder, Bryan McKnight and the gospel artist Yolanda Adams, as well as Eric Benet and lastly, Connor Reeves.

Q: That’s a wide range of genres!
A: Recently I’ve been more aware and am listening to a wide range of genres. Yolanda Adams is extremely good at singing so I admire her as an artist as well. I’ve liked Eric Benet since his first album.

Q: Eric Benet’s newest album, Hurricane, was a good album, wasn’t it? I liked Cracks of my Broken Heart.
A: Lately I’ve been totally engrossed in listening to him. Speaking of, as an addition I like George Michael as well. What these two have in common is probably their genre as artistes, I think. George Michael and Eric Benet sing from R&B to jazz to electronica, it has nothing to do with genres. Both of them also have soft singing voices.

Q: How about Japanese artists?
A: The one I’ve liked for a long time, ever since being in Korea, is the Gospellers. But of course there are many people in Japan who can sing well, like Kubota Toshinobu, Lyrico and so on. Earlier Jaejoong said out of Korean artists he respects Naul, but I respect that person even more than Jaejoong does (laughs). I’ve really liked him from a long time ago; I remember when I met him for the first time I was so nervous my heart was really beating fast. Speaking of, before this we got to meet the Gospellers for the first time and had the opportunity to practice together. At the rehearsal for an event (”SOUL POWER SUMMIT 2007″). I was really nervous at that time too. It was the first time I had felt as nervous in Japan as I had when meeting Naul in Korea. I think they are Japan’s number one male group and artist.

Q: Which song do you especially like?
A: It’s just one of the many, but as expected, it’s “Towa ni”.

Q: Your favourite artist in Korea is, as expected, Naul?
A: That’s right, and I also respect Cho Yong Pil as an artist, as well as our producer Yoo Young Jin (has written famous songs by S.E.S, SHINHWA, BoA and other SM artists. Also composed DBSK’s Rising Sun and “O”-Jung.Ban.Hap, and others). This is something I always feel when Yoo Young Jin is recording with me right next to me, but he is really good at singing. I think you could call him the Stevie Wonder of Korea. He is someone who really has a great talent for singing, but he is a humble person. I admire him as a person as well.

Q: Changmin, do you not compose songs like the other members?
A: I don’t. I feel instead of being fixated on composing songs, there are still things that I should be doing. I want to increase my level of proficiency in Japanese too, and I also feel I’d like to pursue “songs” a bit more. I think if I start composing I’ll definitely become too engrossed in it (laughs). But now, my feeling of wanting to properly learn other things more is stronger.

Q: Right now, you want to energetically work on your performances and singing in Japanese, don’t you? Do you feel, “I’d like to compose sometime”?
A: That’s right. Since the other four are doing it, there is a part of me that is influenced by them after all. But right now, what I pay attention to when I listen to music is the singer’s voice or method of enunciation. Certainly, I pay attention to even the arrangement of the music and so on, even though I don’t know it. But because composing songs is really difficult, I don’t want to do it yet (laughs).

Q: How about composing lyrics?
A: I have an interest in composing lyrics. Please look forward to it in the future!

[Private]
Q: Right now, is there anything you’re addicted to?
A: Recently I’ve been watching movies a lot.

Q: What kind of movies have you watched a lot of?
A: I especially like sad movies.

Q: Are you the type to cry when you watch sad movies?
A: I do cry (laughs). There’s a saying in Korea that “People with big eyes have a lot of tears”, which means “People with big eyes cry a lot” – that’s in referral to me (laughs).

Q: What was the movie that made you cry the most recently?
A: Out of the Japanese movies, “Love Letter”. I watched that yesterday and cried again. I think I’d like to watch a lot more sad Japanese movies in the future.

Q: Is there anything you feel, “This is the one thing I definitely have to try and do!” about?
A: I think I’d like to go on a world trip. Because there are lot of countries I still haven’t been to, I would like to broaden my horizons more.

Q: What kind of trip would you like to take? For example would you want to go round the world by ship, or traverse the continents by car..there are lots of methods, aren’t there?
A: I’d like to take a trip around Europe by train. I’d also like to go to America. America is one country but made up of 51 states, so even laws differ by state, and cultures differ slightly too. I think each state almost feels like its own country, so if I made a trip there it feels like I’d be able to experience all sorts of things. I want to have lots of different experiences.

Q: In America music also differs according to area, doesn’t it? Like if you go to the Midsouth there’s the blues or country music and stuff.
A: Japan is like that as well. Okinawa’s music and Fukuoka’s music are also a little different, and so is Sapporo’s. Each place’s distinctive characteristics differ slightly.

Q: A trip taken while being able to feel that kind of thing would be a good thing, wouldn’t it?
A: That’s right.

Q: By the way I’m just going to change the topic here, but if there was a time machine here right now, which you of which time do you think you’d like to meet?
A: I’d like to go and meet the me of my middle school days.

Q: And why is that?
A: In Korea there is a teaching that studying is the easiest thing you can do. “Because your studies will be easier than any kind of job you can get, if you don’t study while you are young, you will suffer later on.” There is that kind of teaching in Korea. That is something that I too feel now and then, nowadays. I think that doing my best at normal studies, and entering a good university, that would be easier or should I say, simpler to do, than going out into society, and performing a special job. So I want to meet the middle school student me, and I want to tell him, “You’d better study properly.” (laughs)

Q: If you hadn’t become a member of Tohoshinki, what do you think you’d be doing?
A: I think I’d be enjoying a campus lifestyle now.

Credit : KPOP JJANG+my-smtown
Translations: Pinkulemon

[NEWS] Round 1: TVXQ vs KAT-TUN

by dila

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We all know that TVXQ / DBSK / Tohoshinki has been successful in Japan with a multitude of #1 hits on both the Oricon Daily and Weekly Charts. However, every time they achieved #1, the big JE (Johnny’s Entertainment) groups weren’t around. Things are about to heat up, because TVXQ’s next single “Survivor” will be going head to head with KAT-TUN’s “Rescue.” Both singles are scheduled to be released on March 11th.

Many fans have suggested that TVXQ move the release a week earlier to March 4th, but Oricon Toppers Arashi and Koda Kumi will be releasing their singles on March 4th.

Can TVXQ survive with “Survivor?” They probably won’t beat out KAT-TUN for the top spot, but things are getting interesting. Thanks to anonymous and five stella nights for the tips.
cdt:allkpop+my-smtown

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[NEWS]Tohoshinki’s ‘Bolero’ Single was Released in Korea

by dinastik

On 29th January 2008, Bolero/Kiss The Baby Sky/Wasurenaide –TVXQ’s single which is supposed to be for their Japanese market–was released in Korea as well.

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Bolero/Kiss The Baby Sky/Wasurenaide is TVXQ’s 25th single which was released in Japan on 21st January and became an ORICON topper both in Daily and Weekly Chart, making TVXQ the first foreign group to have ORICON #1 for 6 times in Daily basis and 5 conscutive times in Weekly basis in Japan.

Bolero is a song composed by Girl Next Door’s member Suzuki Taepo who also composed their former hit, Love in The Ice whose Korean version is also well known in Korea. This song also becomes the main soundtrack of a Korea-Japan-Hong Kong joint movie, Subaru.

While Kiss The Baby Sky and Wasurenaide are songs composed by TVXQ’s members Micky Yoochun and Youngwoong Jaejoong, respectively. Kiss The Baby Sky was used as background song of a Japanese show, Zoom In! Super and Zoom In! Saturday (from October to December).

Bolero/Kiss The Baby Sky/Wasurenaide single was released in Korea with the same spesifications as the Japan version. Available in 2 jackets, jacket A which contains CD + DVD and jacket B which contains a CD.

Source: Central Daily News + Hey JJ + Mr.TVXQ + Misu@TVXQINDO + my-smtown
Written By: Sharing Yoochun
Shared By: KPOP JJANG

[TRANS] DBSK PINKY 3月 Part 2: TVXQ tattletales…

by qteedee

You wanna read PART 1?

Well… prepare to read the translation ^^

Yunho ♥

My Goal for 2009

YH: First of all, I’d like to improve my Japanese-speaking ability. Also, I’d like to grow both emotionally and internally. In my private time I’d like to go to Las Vegas! I went before for work, but shooting while looking at the Grand Canyon and the wonderful scenery is something that really remains in my memories!

My Recent Favourite Item

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YH: A hat I got from someone, by a brand called “Clover”. When I want to look cool I use it to hide one of my eyes a little, and when I want to look cute and fashionable I push the hat to the back of my head and put on glasses. This is something I was taught by a famous fashion editor!

This Is What’s Cool About Yunho!

YC: I think the part of him that properly protects his friends is really cool. I love the Yunho that treasures “a man’s friendship”.

JJ: He’s manly! The bigness of all of Yunho’s gestures and actions, that kind of thing is really cool. When he sings and when he dances, too.

JS: He’s really professional and someone who will do his best and work hard for absolutely anything. I think that’s wonderful.

CM: He’s manly. He’s a person who treasures friendship.

I Want Yunho To Stop Doing This!

YC: Lately it seems like he’s been having various problems, and when he’s off from work he’s not with the members, but is constantly together with his friends. It makes me feel just a little lonely… I’ve been close to Yunho since the very beginning so I don’t take it to heart, but let’s contact each other a bit more. Whether it’s time to have a meal or time to just talk, let’s make more and more of them!

JJ: Sometimes his actions are too big, and when he talks or dances, there are times when he hits the people next to him (laughs)! Yunho totally doesn’t notice. I have also been hit by him, a lot of times.

JS: The amount of things he forgets is outrageously huge~! His wallet, cellphone…there’s just all sorts of stuff he quickly loses or forgets. The members worry at those times. It’s fine since he always finds his things, but it’s that kind of, there are so many things he forgets and loses that it’s like if he loses everything he might be left with nothing.

CM: It would be good if he tidied up our room just a bit more! It’s not just our room, he has this habit of messing things up anywhere he goes~

To Yunho: I Wasn’t Able To Say It Before, But I Confess…

YC: Yunho invited me to have a meal with him and his friend who is a Korean entertainer. I promised I would go too, but when I got home I was really tired. I came to feel, “I’m not really in the mood…” and called him to turn him down. I’m sorry for not keeping my promise that time!

JJ: Don’t talk on the phone in my bedroom! Yunho doesn’t talk on the phone in his own room, he talks while going back and forth, here and there, between the other members’ bedrooms and the living room and stuff. Whatever it is, in my bedroom, just don’t talk on the phone there!!!!

JS: I know very well that being in the leader’s position is really difficult, but…until now and in the future too, you’ve really done your best and will keep doing your best for Tohoshinki. I am grateful.

CM: I might look like the type of person who doesn’t like tidying up, but I am extremely particular about cleanliness! Unexpectedly!! UNEXPECTEDLY!! Yunho scolds me too much for being like that. But I….can’t say this to Yunho.

Changmin ♥

My Goal for 2009

CM: Since I spent 2008 going back and forth between Korea and other countries, this year I want to study properly again, and get a little better at Japanese. I want to work hard on my singing and dancing too. In my private life, I’d like to make this a year in which I’m able to grow a bit more for myself. I want to learn the guitar too!

My Recent Favourite Item

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CM: A book called “The Secret”. It contains methods for how to increase your motivation in order to succeed. This is a book that’s always placed beside my bed. I’ve been reading books a lot lately, so I’ve come to carry this with me. If I work hard I’ve been able to finish one book a day before!

This Is What’s Cool About Changmin!

YH: Personally, I think Changmin is coolest when he’s swimming. He has really beautiful form.

YC: Changmin is a man of little words. The part of him that doesn’t talk to people based on his feelings or things he thinks of in that particular moment, but carefully listens to what the members and staff members have to say, and properly thinks them over before speaking, is cool.

JJ: He’s tallll, he’s youngggg, he’s smart and he’s good at Japanese. His ears tooooo~, his eyes toooo~, his mouth toooooo~… (CM: DON’T TOUCH ME~!) He’s nothing but things to be praised for, isn’t he!

JS: Changmin is really diligent. It feels like he’s more of an adult than I am. He’s a person of good manners.

I Want Changmin To Stop Doing This!

YH: He gets scared if there are things that don’t go well. He gets depressed. Even if we encourage him he doesn’t listen to us at all. He’ll go up to the rooftop by himself.

YC: It’s a little like, I don’t really know what he’s thinking about. But he changed for the better from last year onwards. I think it’s cool how he carefully thinks about things by himself, but if we could talk about all sorts of things…..This is just my hope though, he’s fine the way he is right now!

JJ: He’s a little dirty. He messes up the living room. (CM: I tidy up in Japan!) Also, at times Changmin gets really scary. Like the devil (laughs). Even if I point that out about him, he’ll definitely never admit it! But he’s normally gentle.

JS: He makes fun of me too much!! And then he laughs at it, it’s annoying. It’s like he’s in love with me. That makes me happy but it’s also troublesome, doing nothing but being made fun of!!

To Changmin: I Wasn’t Able To Say It Before, But I Confess…

YH: I’m the leader, and Changmin is the youngest. But there are some parts about us that are similar. I am really grateful that he’s always watching over his selfish older brothers. To be honest. But I can’t say that because I’m the older brother. I’m going to use PINKY as the opportunity to say this. Thank you, and I love you!

YC: There have been a lot of times where I’ve been having troubles and Changmin happens to contact me by coincidence. I think it’s almost like my feelings are expressed to him even if I don’t say anything. That kind of thing becomes a great source of energy for me.

JJ: This time during this interview, the real Changmin has been exposed……I’d like to apologize for that. Sorry!

JS: Even though he’s the youngest, he really always brightly does his best in the midst of his older brothers. There have been times when I’ve thought, “How cute..” and “He’s wonderful.”

Jaejoong ♥

My Goal for 2009

JJ: I want my body and age to stay this way…..and to only become more of an adult mentally. I don’t want to gain any more years. I want to keep living like this. Work-wise, I want to become even busier this year!! Manager-san, please give us even more work!! Please!!!

My Recent Favourite Item

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JJ: This is used to tune notes. When you strike it, it gives the sound of the note “la”. When we are singing chorus, we strike this and coordinate our notes. When I saw the Gospellers carrying this around and said “I should carry one around too…”, they gave it to me as a present. Out of the Tohoshinki members, I am the only one who has this.

This Is What’s Cool About Jaejoong!

YH: He’s cool when he calms down and talks to me. When he speaks seriously I realize that he really has all kinds of thoughts.

YC: He’s so honest that he’s easily fooled. There’s a part of him that immediately trusts people. But I like that about him. He has passion.

JS: He really thinks about us. It’s expressed in everything from his words to his actions. His consideration for others is also cool.

CM: He seems cold from his appearance. But on the inside, he’s warmer than any of the members. That’s something that I might have to learn from him.

I Want Jaejoong To Stop Doing This!

YH: His jokes are uncool. They’re really funny but he tells them at the wrong times! Sometimes he ends up bothering the members too!

YC: Jaejoong is really busy right now because he’s doing his music activities as well as his drama. So when he gets even a little time off, he goes wild. I’m worried about Jaejoong’s health. I understand how he feels, but please pay a little attention to your body!

JS: Soooometimes, I come to not understand Jaejoong (laughs). Jaejoong’s moods are like a rugby ball, you don’t know where they’re going to fly. We’ve had interesting times because of that, so it’s not a bad thing. But there are also times where it’s a bother to us.

CM: He comes into the house still wearing his shoes~ and this is (whispers) the same as Yunho too……….(sighs). YOU MUST TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES.

To Jaejoong: I Wasn’t Able To Say It Before, But I Confess…

YH: Lately Jaejoong has been having other work and is really busy. That may be so, but he’s been doing his work as Tohoshinki with all his heart, not falling sick, and doing it all safely. Thank you.

YC: Jaejoong and a friend and I, the three of us, were having a meal at a bar in Korea. In Korea we don’t really split the cost, we take turns to pay. That day it was my turn to pay, but I forgot my wallet…..and so Jaejoong paid for us. It was soju so it shouldn’t have been that expensive. I didn’t do it on purpose!

JS: I think that because Jaejoong is here, Tohoshinki has gotten a lot better image-wise and singing-wise. Of course, we can’t do it without all the members….but I am especially grateful to Jaejoong for that aspect of his.

CM: There are times I observe Jaejoong for no reason. He tells me, “ENOUGH! DON’T LOOK AT ME!!”, but I want to see more of Jaejoong’s instinctive behaviour!! (JJ: He peeks at me from between the cracks in the door!) I am interested in everything about Jaejoong. Yes.

Yoochun ♥

My Goal for 2009

YC: If I have the time, I think I’d like to go on a trip overseas with my mother and younger brother. To Europe or like, various other places. Anywhere is fine! My goal work-wise is to do my best at composing music that is good enough to be able to offered to other artists. I also want to practice singing more and get better at it!

My Recent Favourite Item

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YC: Francfranc candles. Lately I haven’t had much room for comfort both time-wise and mentally, so I haven’t been able to sleep well. Since I’ve got various things I’m worried about….. So I light up a lot of this type of candle and recharge. I buy them quite a lot in Korea too, and I’ve got lots of other different ones! They’re unexpectedly expensive, aren’t they…(T/N: I did some research and depending on which Francfranc candles he buys, they could cost him anywhere from 8USD to 40USD each D8)

This Is What’s Cool About Yoochun!

YH: His figure when he composes music and plays the piano is cool. Since he really puts his emotions into them, those are the times his truest figure shows.

JJ: His figure when he gives his all and plays music is truly cool. And it feels like he lives life his own way the most. It’s amazing how everything to him is done “my own way”, but he never causes trouble to the people around him.

JS: He’s good at creating an atmosphere that will suit that particular situation, bringing everyone together, and taking leadership. The aspect of him that definitely achieves whatever he thinks, “Let’s do this” about is also amazing. He’s a man of actions rather than words.

CM: He’s a deep-thinking person. He has a deep (profound) heart. He has a different kind of manliness from Yunho’s.

I Want Yoochun To Stop Doing This!

YH: Asking me to have supper with him. You know how men have a sense of honour, or like, deep emotion? Yoochun says it really well. He says, “If it was me, and you asked me, I’d eat with you. How about you, Yunho?” When he does that I get gradually weaker and weaker….and I end up saying, “Let’s go just for today!”

JJ: He always sleeps with the fan on. It seems like he likes the cold, so even in winter he doesn’t warm up his room! Yoochun is the only one who’s constantly saying, “It’s hot it’s hot!” But we’re cold.

JS: His moods change easily. When he’s feeling down, everyone also takes this into consideration (laughs). When Yoochun is feeling dark, everyone becomes dark. That kind of aura he has is amazing. Today’s Yoochun? He’s seriously high, isn’t he!

CM: He always asks me to join him when he’s having supper. HAVEN’T YOU GOTTEN EVEN ME FAT ALREADY?! (T/N: He means Chun has gone through all the members and has now even managed to fatten Min 8D)In the middle of the night he goes, “Let’s go to the ramen shop!” or whatever, and in the house we’ve got instant ramen and yakisoba and so on, nothing but things that you end up seriously wanting to eat. (angry) He says, “It’s lonely to eat alone!”!!!!!

To Yoochun: I Wasn’t Able To Say It Before, But I Confess…

YH: Since Yoochun left his cellphone to charge and went out, I disconnected his charger and put in my phone for about thirty minutes. It was a complete crime that no one knew about.

JJ: I’ve arbitrarily eaten Yoochun’s presents. Till now I’ve done it not once, but countless times. Food~, or like health drinks~……….I always think I’ll never get caught….I’m sorry!!

JS: He always gives the most response to even my unfunny jokes! Thank you.

CM: Up till now I’ve borrowed two books from Yoochun….and made them my own……..I’m sorry. (JJ: Isn’t that being a thief?!) But I REALLY wanted to read those two books!!!!!!!

Junsu ♥

My Goal for 2009

JS: In 2009 I really want to do my best and hold an independent Tohoshinki concert standing on the stage of Tokyo Dome. In my private life, I want to go on a trip. The destination can be anywhere! Whether it’s within the country or overseas…. Since I think I’ll be able to get that kind of time. And I want to energetically give everything my all!

My Recent Favourite Item

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JS: BVLGARI’s perfume “WEEKEND FOR MEN”. I tried out lots of different perfumes and really like this one. I have lots of perfumes, but right now this is the one I like the most, so it’s always in my bag without fail. It’d be bad if it broke, so I put it properly into a box and carry it around with me!

This Is What’s Cool About Junsu!

YH: He’s cool when he sings. It’s like he’s not Junsu.

YC: He’s pure. I think he’s a guy that suits that word 100%, and he always elevates the members’ moods. I think that aspect of his, is a really great one.

JJ: The Junsu that stands on stage is the coolest. The singing, dancing Junsu is the best!

CM: I think he’s the funniest thing in the world! I worship him! My mood really elevates just by watching him.

I Want Junsu To Stop Doing This!

YH: If he goes into his own room he plays games forever and doesn’t come out. He might even be a pro gamer. His presence disappears to the point where we start to wonder whether he’s really just left the house. If all of you were with us for a day you’d be shocked too.

YC: Junsu doesn’t drink alcohol and he doesn’t smoke cigarettes. I like alcohol. I love the atmosphere of a place with liquor ♥ But Junsu goes home and does nothing but play games. I’d like him to go out once in a while and meet his friends.

JJ: He’s annoying (immediate reply). And, I want him to say what he wants to say properly till the very end. He changes the topic in the middle of what he’s saying and is all over the place. I always have no idea what his conclusion is.

CM: He’s too bright……IT’S ANNOYING! His voice is so loud!!!

To Junsu: I Wasn’t Able To Say It Before, But I Confess…

YH: I have a hobby of collecting coins. I’d massage Junsu and say, “Okay, 300 yen ple~ase,” in a charming way, and Junsu would point to a table and say, “Take 300 yen from that small change there.” When I went there was 400 yen there, so I took all of it. It was a complete crime.

YC: Since we’re both the same age and are friends, even though we’re joking around there are times I say too much and am too harsh on him, and I really regret it later on. I’m really sorry for that. Thank you for always being so kind to me.

JJ: When the other members are being interviewed, or when it’s the other members’ turns to talk, shut up (laughs). Tohoshinki is a five-member group, so we have a sort of order for each person to receive questions and answer them, right? But he just arbitrarily talks. For example even when it’s something Changmin is being questioned about, Junsu will go, “Ah~~, Changmin right~” and answer everything. When it’s time for questions for the other members, shut up!

CM: The joy of my life, is the discovery of Junsu’s funniness! There was one day where he told this to me. He said, “That’s enough so stop looking at my face!” It seems he receives stress just by my looking at him.

Translation credit to pinkulemon@LJ+ my-smtown

[NEWS]What happened to Super Junior’s Kim Ki-bum?

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One of the many Super Junior members, Kim Ki-bum, has recently gotten the attention of netizens for his ballooning body (left). Netizens are shocked and dismayed that the once cute pop act has literally let himself go and turned into an ajusshi.

Oh well. that happens. But at least he still has nice skin, right?

Credit : Popseoul

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