Archive | April, 2013

Barefoot Friends Ep 2 – The Hyun Joong That I See…

29 Apr

Yesterday’s episode was very nice. Of course everything I’ll say is biased because I like this man, but as a viewer, I really felt that Ep2 of Barefoot Friends is really nice.

As I tweeted yesterday after watching the show, this episode left me many touching moments, be it Jong Shin’s team or Ho Dong’s team. Of course, most of it has to go to the skills of editing and putting scenes together, but it’s the things that the cast went through which lead them to their after thoughts of experiencing a day of life as a local/normal being that really sent bots of warmth into my heart.

We, are normal beings. In our eyes, some might yearn for the life of a star, like Hyun Joong. But you really need a lot a lot of perseverance and effort to be at where he is, or even to start of with~ Whereas for them, after experiencing a day as a normal being, they appreciate what they have and that they are doing what they like, and feels it’s tough life being a normal being.

With this episode 2, we have better understanding how this variety show will be like. But I also asked this question, is this concept going to be repetitive? Just that it will be filmed in different locations? If so, very frankly, it may not last. I would hope to see every filming there’ll be new concept or theme where the cast can experience more things and through these, they show their other sides that viewers would hope to see.

Of course, this is just the 2nd episode, we need to watch further to see how each filming will end up to be like. Currently the cast is filming in Indonesia, no idea what concept and mission they have for this trip, but let’s keep anticipating on.^^

So far, comments about Hyun Joong have been positive. Many non-fans found another side of him which they don’t see. His speech, his actions are so funny and unlike the image they always perceived of him as a big star. It’s really good. They may not become his fans at the end of the day, but they will have good impression to start with.

In the eyes of non-fans, maybe you’ll feel that Hyun Joong is trying hard at times, to be funny. But I assure you, he is not. He is naturally cute, funny, 4D, playful n he can really play very hard, you just need to slowly discover. And I am very happy to say I’ve discovered this side of him, which is why I’m a fan of him now. Yay!

As for the Hyun Joong in my eyes, I will share the Hyun Joong that I saw in this episode^^

(*warning! It may be very boring because I’m not good at using beautiful words to describe!!)

The Hyun Joong that is like a painting…

…with no stage make-up, no dazzling lights and fancy clothing. Yet he emits the glow naturally.

The Hyun Joong that is like a kid yearning for ice cream…

…for someone who could easily afford a shop full of ice-creams, he hold it back and continues to work for money to pay for his meal instead.

The Hyun Joong that is listening attentively…

…serious in whatever he does, he take it to his stride with pride.

The Hyun Joong who is troubled over doing aegyo…

…he completed it and earned laughter and applause.

The Hyun Joong who laughs heartily when Ho Dong was being slapped…

The Hyun Joong who relentlessly do whatever the auntie told him too…

…even auntie can’t resist his charm. kkkkkk

The Hyun Joong who quietly does he share of work to earn money…

…you don’t know what is he thinking about or feeling at that point of time. Nobody knows.

The Hyun Joong who has deep thoughts and appreciation of this experience living as a normal being…

…although the cast and crew are going through hardships to provide laughter to viewers, it has helped everyone to grow better and appreciate what they have in life now. It is a good lesson learnt for everyone.

This side of Hyun Joong, many of us knew. He has deep thoughts, he thinks a lot. But now it lets even more people, non-fans to understand a different side of him, not the always shining and handsome side of him. Not the Hallyu Star that is always standing on stage and giving performances for thousands and thousands of fans in a concert hall. But a down-to-earth and boy-next-door entertainer who has a fresh side unseen~^^

The Hyun Joong who is getting more and more muscular and manly…

…just…don’t overdo it.

The Hyun Joong that always have difficulty waking up…

…but now we see he can do it!

The Hyun Joong who can freshen up at any condition…

…even at places where conditions are so much different compared to the usual washroom or changing room that a star should be using.

The Hyun Joong that is feeling sad to part…

…parting is always the hardest, despite spending just a night at a place he don’t even know of, with people he can’t communicate properly with. We see the soft side of a star.

The Hyun Joong bargaining for extra ingredients at no increased of price…

…’give us egg’ a Hallyu star says. kkkkkkk would you have expected at all? Maybe not, right? But he did it~ at ease.

The Hyun Joong who digs in to his food, image-less…

The Hyun Joong who goes washing hair for others…

…I bet you in his head he must be thinking ‘ok i know it, must scratch the right side, left side, center cos my hair stylist always left out these spots when she shampooed my hair.’ kkkkkkkkk

The Hyun Joong who can talk a lot…

The Hyun Joong who sits so image-less…

…in a comfortable position that makes him open up even more? Hahaha

The Hyun Joong that is forever wanting to challenge for a win…

…but Hyun Joong ah… your Ho Dong hyung is uncle oredi…spare him please~~ kkkkk

The Hyun Joong that even poke at Ho Dong daringly…

…Sa(4)hara, O(5)hara…as long as it’s not Gu(9)hara…

The Hyun Joong that laugh so heartily…

…that makes you brighten up with his laughters. It’s contagious.

Last but not least…the Hyun Joong that totally threw away his Hally Star image with this…

(pic courtesy DSCS)

 

A Leader of all times

29 Apr

[News] Kang Ho Dong see through Kim Hyun Joong’s charm,”Being the leader of idol groups are like you?”

News by KpopStarz + (eng trans) kelemama.wordpress.com

Repost with full credits.

Kang Ho Dong burst into laughter because of Kim Hyun Joong’s 4D charisma.

SBS Barefoot Friends aired on 28th, beginning the journey of a self-sufficient trip in Vietnam.

During the trip, towards Kim Hyun Joong’s charisma Kang Ho Dong expressed: “Sometimes you are like Kim Jongmin, and sometimes like Eun Jiwon. Are you once a leader of a group?”

To this, Kim Hyun Joong answered:” Yes, I’ve been a leader before. Because I’m a leader, there’s no differences in the team. Because a leader must know first of all he owed the members upfront.”

Kim Hyun Joong added:” Actually I was once a burden to the members.” Kang Ho Dong burst out laughing.

SBS variety program [Barefoot Friends] is leaded by Kang Ho Dong, Yoon Jong Shin, Kim Bum Soo, Kim Hyun Joong, Yoon Si Yoon, Yoo Se Yoon, Super Junior’s Eun Hyuk and After School’s UEE travelling to places in Korea and overseas and spending time with the locals.

-End-

 

His words sent me into deep thoughts. Always putting himself in front of a situation and think for others, think ahead of others~ 

Hyun Joong ah~ you definitely deserve more than where you are today. Fighting!!

Hyun Joong,”Welcome to my home”…?

23 Apr

Before the airing of Barefoot Friends, through fan accounts and photos shared by the local Vietnam media, I thought it’s nice that Hyun Joong was paired up in KHD’s team. Since KHD is the mc, to pair up with him sort of tells people that those in his team are of more importance, more weighty. Of course, every member is equally important and plays a important role to make it a success, but being a fan of Hyun Joong, I tend to see it at a different level. But I like to see Hyun Joong to be leading a team on his own in future episodes hopefully, to show more sides of him that we can look forward to and for more people to know him too. That’s just the thought at that point of time…

After streaming live for the first episode, we get to know how the team was divided into. Hahaa looks like I’ve think too much >.< But also obviously, KHD has always like Hyun Joong, for his good looks and humble personality as known^^

When I was streaming live on Sunday afternoon, something poked me in the head, ‘Ah, is that Hyun Joong’s real home?’ and as I continued screening the background, found something that looked ‘familiar’? I was thinking, is that tree…the Christmas tree that Hyun Joong decorated last Christmas? kkkkk it sure looks like!? So I guess it’s really filmed at Hyun Joong’s home. Loving the simple look of the place, as the scene moved on at a different angle, the living room is connected to the kitchen~ cosy and compact place. It is really very nice. Love the simplicity of the whole house ❤☠❤☠❤☠❤☠

Come, let’s take a look at the Christmas tree and Hyun Joong’s home (assumingly~) kkkk

Simplicity rules~^^ and that guitar is a gorgeous only! Are fans going to start hunting down that black nice couch already? kkkkk

I like the flooring! hehehe

I keep staring at his hand that is holding the laptop. Pretty!

Tada~~ that bald Christmas tree at the corner! And did you noticed that the guitar was moved? hmmmm kkkkkk

Better view of the TV console area.

And connecting from the sofa is the kitchen area. Soft colors and elegant~ Actually I thought his house would be more of cold colors like gray or even black. Kinda surprised here though^^

Hehehe end of ‘tour’ of his house~

Here’s the fun part of the show. Member’s greeting video and everyone went ‘so handsome’ when they viewed Hyun Joong’s video. kkkkkkk yea, he IS handsome! Nobody will disagree.

After viewing the greeting videos, each member were to send out 2 emails to other members. Hyun Joong sent it to UEE~ I thought UEE being the only gal, should have received the most emails but it was our Hyun Joong that got the most. kk

Hyun Joong asked UEE her real name. Said he was being curious and since she is the only gal in the new show… Tsk, why don’t capture the whole content?? I’m sure he must have said very 4D things, cos u can see how UEE was laughing away! >.< Why why why??

And this pic, other than showing who sent email to Hyun Joong… I wanna say, SEE! His deep bow again! For showing appreciation for getting the most emails. Our boys, EACH OF THEM, are being known for greeting people with deep bows, be it sunbaes or hoobaes or even fans! So proud of them!

And this one, Jong Shin was asking KHD why he sent email to Hyun Joong and KHD replied ‘I’ve always like Hyun Joong’. kyaaaaaaa good answer! Hahaha

My most favorite one that I’m sure it captures many of your hearts too~~ This! So bling!! ✵✰⚝✭

“Please watch me” was Hyun Joong’s words. Love his confidence and sure we’ll be watching well! Fighting!!!!

Kinda felt that episode 1 is a little slow for KHD’s team, agree? There ain’t much hype or thrills other than them being blindfolded and drop-off at the Red Sands Dune. Whereas YJS’s team gave more thrill as they worked their way to earn money riding cyclos. So much more fun and laughter for Si Yoon and Eun Hyuk. kkkkk

Hopefully there’s more thrill for KHD’s team in next episode. PD-nim, please edit well and let us see more of our 4D Prince! kkkkk Thank you!!

My HEAT photobook is here~

16 Apr

Yay~~ my HEAT photobook is here! woohoooooooo ❤❤❤❤❤

This was placed on my desk this morning, when I saw it was from Taiwan, I knew it’s my photobook~ kekekeke

Usually when I want to buy our boys’ stuff, I’ll get help from Chu, Ling, C 언니 or J 언니. This is the 2nd time I placed online orders to buy our boys’ stuff~ hehehe happyyyyy

 

Tada~~~ 2 books! One for Chu and one for me!!

 

Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore 2013

15 Apr

Gonna share non-Kpop stuff in this post…

Last Saturday, brought my kids to see car show~^^ I was having great anticipation for the show but was a lil disappointed at the end of it. Though I’ve not been to the Tokyo Auto Salon that was held in Japan, but being enthusiastic about cars, I’ve always read up on Tokyo Auto Salon through websites and magazines, so I had HIGH expectation for this show in Singapore, the first time TAS being held oversea. My hubby and I both felt that previous car shows that we went to in the past were better. I guess for me, the only bonus for this TAS was that I saw AKB48’s performance, by chance… Other than SMAP, my one and only favorite group from Japan, I don’t really take note of other Jpop stars. Heard of AKB48 but had no idea on other things about them >.<

Anyways, shall just share some pics that I’ve taken~^^

Getting our hands stamped^^

Saw this showgirl just in front of the entrance into the event hall. She got a pretty face and quite tall too. :)

Another showgirl beside the van showcasing the audio systems. Very skinny and petite. There were many guys taking photos of her and I’m the only gal so she kept looking into my camera focus~~

GREEN! kekekeke <3333 Anything green just catches my attention XD

2 more showgirls~ hmmmm so-so only…

Hehe, I like this headlight design. So cute! Like a puppy paws^^

As we moved to the center of the hall, heard very Very VERY loud and synchronized fanchants for AKB48. No joke, I tell you. It gives you the goosebumps from head to toe! Sooooooo neat and synchronized and loud and roaring! Their fanchants totally filled up the whole event hall despite all the loud music playing everywhere! Very very amazed!

I didn’t count so I’m not sure how many songs they sang in total, including one encore song which was same as the one they sang when they first came up on stage. I think maybe about 8 to 10 songs? It’s like a mini-concert~ I’ve only managed to record the first song they sang, after singing quite a number of songs then they did their introduction and I only recorded part of it. Cos too many members and it’s getting really long, you can see my hands were already shaking, then I just had to stop recording. Hehe~

This is the video of their first performance~ You can hear the fanchants so loud and roaring!

And this is the one that the members were doing individual introduction~

I didn’t stay on the spot to watch all their performances, since I’m not a fan and my main motive was to look at the cars^^

This is so cute^^

Our dream car! Nissan GT-R~ kekeke

This car is so girly and cute! Look at the lashes!

And when we were about to leave the event hall, saw a small commotion at one corner near one of the exits. J Girls Race Queens signing event. Some number of guys all crowding around the place to look at the race queens. So I also kpo and took a peep. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm see for yourself bah… really ‘different quality’ from those you can see in car magazines and TV shows and car race in Japan…

I didn’t share all the pics I took here, for other pics >> Click Me

Ok, that’s all!

The stars who you wanted to be best friends with!

12 Apr

Shared this video yesterday, and so who do you want to be best friends with among our boys? Hehehe

The fangirl side of me wants to be Hyun Joong’s best friend, Kyu Jong’s girl friend, Young Saeng & Jung Min & Hyung Jun’s big noona! kekekekekeke~ I guess some will be surprised at why I chose Hyun Joong to be best friend with, I duno how to explain but it’s just a feeling….even though he is my No. 1 bias. hehehe

Anyways, since the video is in English so I don’t think there’s still a need to sub it. But for the benefit of fans who are not so strong in listening or have problems to listen to what was being said about Hyung Jun, I’ve typed out in text form^^

Video Courtesy arirangworld + (text) kelemama

No. 2 Kim Hyung Jun
Kim Hyung Jun who had received a lot of love as the cute youngest member of SS501, transformed into a true man.
He is very friendly and outgoing, who creates very fun and lively atmosphere wherever he goes.
He isn’t hesitant to approach people he doesn’t know, and makes friend very quickly.
Kim Hyung Jun has recently expanded into acting, and among the actors and production staff members he has already gained fame for his polite and humble personality.
I’m sure he make the perfect best friend but don’t get jealous of his countless other friends.

金贤重扬威冲绳电影节

6 Apr

News Courtesy mypaper.sg

I’m too lazy to translate but contents are same as other news of his winning of award^^