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[News] Kim Hyun Joong’s father talked about the 2 years of pain “Wife wrote suicide note 3 times”

23 Aug

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News courtesy Koreastardaily (http://www.koreastardaily.com/sc/news/83129_) + eng trans by kelemama / checked by Violettacal

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Kim Hyun Joong and ex-gf’s lawsuit dragged on for two years, and it finally ended with the ex-gf ruled to compensate 100M won. Despite the court finally cleared Kim Hyun Joong’s name, the stress that was put upon him and his family through massive force of public opinion even caused Kim Hyun Joong’s mother to pen her suicide note 3 times.

Magazine [Women’s DongA] September issue will be released on 22 Aug with exclusive interview with Kim Hyun Joong’s father, listen to him recalling the pain that was faced over the past two years.

“Everyone said my son is a shameless criminal, Hyun Joong’s mum thus had very extreme thoughts, (she) wrote suicide note three times.” Kim Hyun Joong’s dad said.

This confession also showed how public opinion kills a person, looking back at all the verbal attacks on Kim Hyun Joong and comparing the truth that the court has ruled upon, people are believed to be more discreet (or vigilant) when making comments in future.

SS301 revealed their ambition, look upon long-lived group Shinhwa as their goal

27 Feb

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News Courtesy Korea Star Daily (http://www.koreastardaily.com/tc/news/74370) + eng trans by kelemama

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SS501’s three members Heo Young Saeng, Kim Kyu Jong and Kim Hyung Jun recently formed a subunit SS301, made a comeback and received great success. They who reunited after a long while, has what kind of expectation for the future?

During the broadcast at today’s MBC FM4U [Park Kyung Lim’s 2PM Date], SS301’s member Heo Young Saeng revealed “We wished to become sophisticated men like Shinhwa.”

“(Shinhwa) being our country’s first long-lived idol group, just this is really very dashing.” Heo Young Saeng said “When we met the seniors offscreen, really felt that they are tough and  masculine.”

Fans who love SS501, will also continue to support the members, let them realize this ambition?

SS301:Kim Hyun Joong’s mum often called and gave us encouragement

27 Feb

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News Courtesy Korea Star Daily (http://www.koreastardaily.com/tc/news/74368) + eng trans by kelemama

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SS301 talks about the past SS501’s other members sentimentally.

MBC FM4U [Park Kyung Lim’s 2PM Date] invited SS301 as guest for the broadcast on 26 February. On that day SS301 also talked about the other members from SS501 days, they said “[ETERNAL5] means the five person in SS is one (body), currently this is the best. People around us are very worried about the reunion of SS501, because everyone is working very hard on their solo activities, but we constantly heard about a reunion comeback, and also often heard about whether we want to reunite or not(?) these kind of questions.”

(I’m not sure if the chinese article is accurate cos it looks kinda weird to me…)

“Occasionally will meet up for a drink, and also talked a lot on thoughts of the future, will continue moving forward as SS501 again.” expressing that they are still missing SS501 days in their hearts.

Especially when asked about their thoughts on SS501 members Kim Hyun Joong and Park Jung Min, both of them also hold positive and firm attitude. “Jung Min said he has already memorised the choreography, Hyun Joong and his mum also will talk to us on the phone sometimes, it’s really wonderful and they cheered for us too, we will also definitely present the best side of us to everyone.”

SS301 will be holding their concert “U R MAN IS BACK” in Seoul on 19 and 20 March.

SS301 guested on radio show, Kim Kyu Jong respond to “SS501 disbandment”

26 Feb

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News Courtesy 搜狐韩娱讯 + eng trans by kelemama

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Feb 26, boy group SS501 subunit SS301 guested at MBC FM4U radio show [Park Kyung Lim’s 2PM Date], member Kim Kyu Jong responded to the saying of “SS501 disbandment”.

In the show, Heo Young Saeng said “Originally is five members, but we made a comeback earlier with three members. In order to express our wish that all five members will stay together forever, thus our new album was named as [ETERNAL5].” Later, host Park Kyung Lim cautiously popped the question “Previously there’s saying of ‘SS501 disbanded’….” To this, Kim Kyu Jong responded “We will occasionally meet up to have a drink, talk about the future. Next time, we will promote (comeback) in the name of SS501.” With regards to the other two members, Kim Kyu Jong said “Park Jung Min will return to the group immediately after he discharge from the army, Kim Hyun Joong’s mother has also given us a lot of encouragement.”

SS301 will hold their first official fansign event on 27 Feb after their return.

Happy 9th Anniversary ♥♥♥♥♥

16 Jun

A month for Triple S to rejoice as 8 June is SS501’s debut anniversary~♥

9 years and still counting, looking forward for their 10th anniversary and many more!

Of course, not to forget, just 2 days before 8 June is our handsome Leader’s birthday. Happy Birthday my boy!! ♥

Definitely can’t miss this special moment and reason for a meetup.

My princess also joined the gathering and met up with her 언니들.

Pics taken by my princess~

Round 2 at Coffee Bean after dinner at TCC….

Talking about da boys and we were guessing who will be the first to greet fans on 8 June, much expected it was maknae Baby who tweeted first. Not too much of a surprise to Cal and me, we even guessed it right what Baby will tweet! Talk about 心有灵犀一点通? Hahaha no lah, we just knew our boys too well maybe. Hehehehe

Junnie tweeted just shortly after the clock strikes twelve on 8 June.

고마워요 고마워요 SS501 만세~^-^ 2005 ,6 , 8 ing~

请容许我吐槽一下 XDDD 弟弟呀,你连照片都不编辑就直接把screencap po上来了呀??

Then later, Mal also tweeted :D

아!!!그리고 오늘 벌써 여러분의 사랑을 받은지 9년째네요^^ 자축합니다^0^ 사랑해요♥ 이 사진은 트위터에서 보다가 너무 이뻐서 캡쳐했어요~~!!!!

Sweet not?? Really, our boys are always so sweet!!

And to celebrate this meaningful day, this is our 小小心意…

Thanks Ling for the beautiful pic, and give a little credit to my princess for lending her hand to complete the star :D

Because there is SS501…

…that’s why there is Triple S~

To our five beautiful Princes, thank you for being around. We have strength and faith because it’s You, You, You, You and You!! 사랑한다!!  

The Reunion

1 Nov

We’ve marched into the month of November already. Time flies….

Looking back….

October 26, a sight to behold, a day that will be carved deep in our memories as we witnessed the reunion of SS501 on stage. Not to sing and dance for the fans, but a moment for the boys to keep their promise and strengthen the faith of the fans. It was a touching moment that can shake heaven and earth (my personal feel^^).

(photo courtesy of http://www.chungba501.com)

3 years…it’s considered a long period of time to fans who have been following them since before they went solo. But for new fans, 3 years is just a number maybe. During this 3 years, the boys been through a lot, ups and downs for some and smooth sailing for others. Same goes to fans, we went on roller coaster rides together with the boys too, because they are in our hearts.

Doing solo activities mean they might even have to face competition with one another, whether it’s album promotions or drama ratings or musical performances. We’ve seen how other fandoms trying to put us down when any of the boys were due for a new album or drama, saying they will not be successful since now they are on their own. But time and again, we’ve proved them wrong by doing our best to support all of their activities whether in Korea or outside of Korea, adding more victory to their milestones.

It’s that kind of strong bond that fans have with each other and with the boys that we’ve came so far till today to be able to witness five of them standing together, putting their hands together and greet fans with ‘안녕하세요. 우리는 SS501 입니다‘. How touching was that?! When I was streaming the audio of Young Saeng’s concert, I teared at that instant when I heard their greetings. It was an earth-shaking moment, a heartwarming moment. Fans cheered for them while some were crying away, happy tears.

Like I mentioned on twitter, there’s 2 sides to everything. The side that fans can’t see are the real sides of what the boys are going through. Whether they are getting along fine or not, it is not something that we can say on their behalf. The responsibility of fans is to support their idols in the choices they make and the things they do. Fans should always remember not to overstep and assume on behalf of their idols and try to speak in their names. Everybody has the freedom of speech, but we should not impose our own thoughts on others. Likewise, what I am writing now are fully my own thoughts and I am not asking anybody to agree with me.

Due to the situation that we were caught in, from Triple S, now there’s also five ‘sister’ fanclubs namely Henecia, Y.E.S, Thankyu, Family (Jap fc) and Junus. To me, each fanclub is also very important because it is with each fanclub’s support that each boy came this far. Different fanclubs may not see eye to eye when it comes to solo activities and achievements of each boy. In the eyes of one fanclub, you might be protecting and standing up for your idol, but when you start to call names or bash other members, other fans will want to stand up for their idol too.

Always bear in mind that whatever you do will reflect on your idol, in the eyes of the public. Respect your idol, respect the fandom and people will respect you in return.

Show your idol that you are a responsible and worthy fan, whether you are a solo fan or group fan.

The Unbreakable Man and The Unbreakable Group

6 Aug

Since it is related to his recent interview for his 3rd album, I thought I shall continue with the title of The Unbreakable Man, and since I wanted to talk about his respond to the group activities, this clearly explain my title :)

Have you read up his recent interview with Highcut? Do read it up, Xiaochu has kindly translated the full article for fans to read. If you are a fan of HJ, you’ll find it interesting to read, his views and thoughts and plans.

Here, I shared the part about SS501 that HJ talked about in the interview.

Big hug and kisses to Xiaochu for the translations! For the full article, please go to Quainte501.com to read up yea^^

While preparing for the long-awaited comeback in Korea, did the SS501 members listened to your songs before the release or sent you encouraging messages?
I usually don’t show (recording process) to others. I don’t even talk about it to my family about it. Only like giving tickets for concerts when I have one, other than that they must purchase the CDs themselves when the album is released. Only some people in the company and the members know about the progress. I feel like the satisfaction level is high.

I will ask this directly. Don’t you have any plans to reunite and have a performance together with SS501 members for even once?
I’ve thought about it but because I know it is difficult in reality…. If I just say this casually, it will become a false hope of expectations to fans. I know it is a dangerous statement, but when we talk about such topic, we may hurt each other but even if it hurts, I think it is right to face up to reality.

What I am intrigued in the whole article is about the questions on SS501, since I’m a fan of the group :) Being a fan of the group, our biggest concern is of course a group reunion and activities.

You know, when I read up about the reply to the 2nd question, my thoughts were scattered all over the place at that instant. Very frankly. I even told Xiaochu saying “Looks like our hope for a reunion is dashed”. Being fans for a few years already, and matured enough to think through everything that had happened, how things evolved around the group, how things moved on for each member, we can’t just hold on to the hope aimlessly just because we want it to happen. Of course, we can hope and dream, I’m not saying we should stop believing that a reunion will take place. Reading HJ’s reply, some fans may felt betrayed or think that he doesn’t want the group anymore. Stop with the whining (I’ve seen some long time fans whining on twitter and it pained me to see it). Look, this is not how we should see it. Like what Xiaochu noted in her translation, and I felt the same too. He is being frank and he puts himself in the shoes of a fan, he doesn’t want to give false hope. He is STILL a member of SS501, they had not mentioned about disbanding the group at all. At this point of time and such arrangement, it is not easy for them to gather and work out something feasible. Maybe after all of them are done serving the country, a couple of years down the road, things might change again. But currently, I won’t ‘force’ a reunion out of them. It shouldn’t work this way. Up till now, as long as they are in contact, I’m happy enough.

Take a look at this autograph from HJ, which was shared yesterday in an interview with Naver. (This is only part 1 of the interview, more to come^^)

Know why I share this? See his signature? “SS501 in HJ” spread out in the center. See, some things don’t change. You don’t need the boys to keep repeating that they are 5 as 1 to tell you they are still together. Feel it with your heart. Dated just less than 2 weeks back, do you want to lie right under your nose that he no longer wants them? Come on, grow up.

Right now, each member is faring well in their solo career. We don’t compare who has more accomplishments than the other, we see every member equally. Whether it is from the leader to the magnae, each of them is doing fine in their area of work. For non-fans of the group, they may compare how their idol did better or got more awards than other members, but we don’t measure it this way. As each member has said, they treat the competition among them positively and they work hard in their own work, so they don’t feel bad about all the comparisons people put on them. We should be encouraging in the things they do, as they had showed often enough how they encouraged each other in their work too. Idol lead, fans learn. They are all positive about competing with each other, so why do some fans want to strain that relationship? Does it pleases you to see them falling out with each other? You do? Then you must be the one that causes all the fanwars…. I have some choice words for you, but it will dirty my post if I am to put them here. Leave it to you to figure out.

Not saying how big a fan I am, but I think I’ve been showing my enthusiasm often enough whenever any of the boys mentioned about reunions or when they surprised us with them meeting up together. It’s how much we look forward to seeing them together that kept me moving forward, even though at times I have second thoughts, very frankly, because all the hoping and wishing does wear me out. I go into emo mode and then I’ll stay out of twitter and keep my eyes off everything related to them, just so I can take a rest and think about how to move forward again. Sometimes, one just need to stay away when emotion gets too overwhelming. Does this tell you how much I adore the boys? kekekeke. It’s strange yah? When I don’t even get to see them or talk to them at all, but how much I adore them, I don’t understand why too. But I just do, I adore them like they are my family members. I won’t dare say I’m a hardcore fan, diehard maybe, because I don’t just fly everywhere to attend any of their events or buy whatever they release. I’ve seen how hardcore fans work, and I know a couple of them, just around me. Hehe.

I know I’m very direct and always saying the obvious, and there are people out there who hates me for it (as if I care), but fans need to know and have the correct mindset. Being a Triple S ain’t any easy, even from the past when the boys were doing group activities, fans had to deal with endless waiting for the promised 2nd full length album which in the end never made it at all, and the many empty promises here and there from DSP. With them leaving the company, we were dealt with by even more waiting, waiting for a reunion. Nobody knows whether there will be one in the end, we can wait, we can look forward, we can pray, but we can’t push them. Get your mindset right, and it will be a more easier path to walk along with them. What’s meant to be, will be.

The Best SS501, The Unbreakable SS501. I’ll be with you, always.

Happy 8th Anniversary to SS501

11 Jul

hmmm backdated post so I don’t have much to write actually, just post to keep track of good lovely days with my 동생들.

Even as a fan, celebrating any occasions like birthdays or anniversaries for the boys without their presence and knowledge has been something which I never thought I will do at all. Personally, I just feel weird, why celebrate when they are not with us? Haha but with this bunch of girls, I think I’ll do many things I can never imagine or thought that I will ever ‘dare’ do. kekekeke it’s just fun being together with them. Though I’m much older than them, but they never make me feel out of place. It’s always about food and fun and laughter and girls talks with them. This is why I like going out with them. :D

Anyways, Happy Anniversary to SS501!

 

More happy days ahead! Chu, Ling and Cal!!

안녕하세요 SS501 입니다~

7 Jun

Happy 8th Anniversary to SS501!

Keep the faith going!

Dear boys, we will always be by your side and celebrate the anniversary together with you. Love Ya!

 

This video was a combined effort of Josie and me and we had shared it previously in our old blog. Since now the blog has gone, I’m uploading it on my youtube channel and share over here. I hope this video will bring many fond memories for all Triple S.

Kyu Jong…the rope, our rope ^^

22 May

Woah! You saw it?!! Something that we’ve been long awaiting for since don’t know when!

Subconsciously, I’ve been holding my breath and started waiting ever since our boys went solo on June 2010. But when Jung Min went to Taiwan and Japan couple of weeks back and said the boys will be going to his place for dinner, I held my breath even tighter, clench my fingers even harder and hope for the gathering and that they’ll share some beautiful pics. Then~ Young Saeng also mentioned on his recording on Happy Together 3 (episode with Shinhwa) that he is meeting the members for dinner after the recording (but did not specifically mentioned if it’s all members).

Yesterday night, our 3 boys met up at Jung Min Mummy’s restaurant for dinner (supper maybe?) and finally shared their loving moments with us! I realised I heaved a sigh of relief upon seeing Kyu Jong’s tweets and pics. It’s really a nice feeling^^ Though we were all anticipating a gathering of all 5, but 3 is just as good. We can’t be so greedy all the time. Take it slowly~

When Kyu Jong tweeted yesterday, I guess most Triple S went ‘AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Kyu Jong ah!!!!!!’ deep in their heart or maybe even scream out loud looking at their phone or monitor screen. kekekekeke yea, i’m also one of the one who went screaming silently too! Kyu Jong ah, our sweet Kyu Jong. Look what you have done to us Triple S^^

Come, let’s take a look at what our 3 sweet boys tweeted last night!

(first pic shared by Kyu Jong)

대박!! 형준이가 정민이가게에서 우리에게 밥을 샀어요 !! 이…놀라운.. 얼마만의 형준이가 우리에게.. ㅠ ㅎㅎㅎㅎ 담에는 형들도 불러야지잉 쭈니짱 ㅎㅎ

And kindly translated by @xiaochu1004 on twitter:

[@2kjdream twt trans] Daebak!! HyungJun treated us at JungMin’s shop!! This is..surprising.. how long was it that HyungJun last treated us.. ㅠ heeheeheehee must call the hyungs out next time too ♥ Jjuni jjang heehee

Then! This cute boy shared the second pic. Tada~!

love ya !! 유후~사랑하는 울아이들~~♥

And again, kindly translated by Xiaochu:

[Trans] love ya!! Yoohoo~ my dearest boys~~♥

And when all Triple S are rejoicing over their dinner date, Jun tweeted another pic!

오공일 합체직전의 모습. 커밍쑨~! 각오하여라~! 크로쓰~!!

Again, kindly translated by Xiaochu:

[@HyungJun87 twt trans] Image of 501 just before reunite. Coming soon~! Prepare for it~! Cross~!!

There! Jun’s word of ‘coming soon’ is so full of promises that really swept our feet of the ground yah?! Really a very ‘adventurous’ night for Triple S with them bombarding us with their tweets and pics! How does that feel seeing a 301 reunion? kekekekekeke I hope your heart can take it, and I jussssst managed to pull through, else you won’t be seeing this post now. LOL~ ok lame.

Hmmm just when I was about to hit the sack, then Jung Min tweeted! A more endearing pic I thought~ since we’ve always love the Tom and Jerry pair, I particularly like this pic because Baby’s head was resting on Mal’s shoulder and Kyu’s hands on Baby’s shoulders (oh I can grin until my face split into two!)

사진 늦었네~~!!탱탱한87젊은이들과 모여서~^^옹기종기!! 완전 늙은 꼬부랑이 86늙은이들은 담기회에 샴페인 쏘는거 확답 후 만나주는 걸로!!ㅋㅋ 준아~담엔 약속한 생일 주 쏴~~♥이러다 니 생일되겠다~~!

Last but not least, kindly translated by Xiaochu this morning:

[Revised @JungMin0403 twt trans, thanks to @HappyBoys_SS501] Photo is late~^^ Gathered with the taut and young 87ers~^^ huddling (together)!! Totally old and bent back with age 86ers, will meet with you next time when you give a definite answer to treat us champagne!! Keke Jun-ah~ You should treat us my birthday drink you promised next time. I’m afraid it may happen on your birthday~~!

Happy is an understatement, after all their tweets and pics. And I’m happy at the thought that another meet up will fall in place on Baby’s birthday! Excited much, I hope we get to see the 86ers and 87ers together, soon….

At the back of our head, we all knew there’s problems among them, that’s why we always don’t get to see all 5 together. Hyun Joong mentioned it before (sorry, i can’t recall if it’s in an interview or during his BD showcase), it’s true that he is contacting some members and not contacting others. I guess many Triple S were quite heart-broken hearing what he said. It’s a sad truth. But we hope and we know things can be sorted out, because they promised they will not disband, they will come back as five members on stage again. This we know and we believe strongly. That’s why we still call ourselves Triple S and waiting till now.

All this while, we see that Kyu Jong, being the center of the group, as always, he is the one pulling the members together, strongly. At times, I feel sad because it seem a heavy burden to shoulder, being the rope to keep the other boys in place. But I think this is picking up and improving, seeing now that Leader and Jun are playing soccer together, needless to say the awkward HyunSaeng couple are getting along fine and then our Tom and Jerry couple too.

Kyu Jong, though in the army and does not have as much free time since he is based in Jeonju, but despite being far away (at least about 3 hours of train ride from Seoul?) from the other 4 boys, he holds them together, a very strong rope that is tied around each boy and pulling them closer and closer and together. Kyu Jong ah, it has been hard on you, please stay strong no matter how! While we don’t know when will their reunion on stage be, I hope for more moments of them offstage. Going out for meals, playing games together. Just continue to stay true to their promises and I’ll be happy to wait on.

For the Best SS501, I just want to be your Triple S, only.

PS. To add, translators don’t work 24/7. Xiaochu is based in GMT+8 (Singapore time), if you’re on a different time zone, I think it is only polite to wait and not tweeting her to ask for trans in the middle of the night. If you are on same time zone, then you should be ashamed of yourself, cause you should know the day and the night. Bluntly, translators need to eat, sleep, shit, work and have their own time with their family and friends. They are not on standby 24/7, just because they can translate doesn’t mean they SHOULD translate too. Don’t take it for granted.

PPS. If you can’t wait, Google is everyone’s best friend. If you find the translations not up to par, well please, go learn the language yourself then.

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