Kim Su Young’s twitter display
Shared by: JYJ3
Kim Su Young’s twitter display
Shared by: JYJ3
Today, since it was my day off, I decided to go in the city center to buy some stuff and enjoy the nice weather in the afternoon.
While I was on the bus, one of my colleagues suddenly calls me and tells me
– “Oh, girl, they came today!” and I was like “what?! Today? This afternoon? At the restaurant?!” And she answered that only one of them came (and it was Jaejoong). First, Yoochun and Jaejoong (and 10 more staff members) arrived at the restaurant but there were no seats available so my colleague told them that they had to wait for 30 minutes… So Yoochun left, but Jaejoong DID wait for 30 minutes! (And was apparently playing with his phone for the whole time lol).
They apparently ate a lot and Jaejoong didn’t leave his phone (none of them haha) while eating -__-
Anyways, so she told me everything and I was like “Wtf why on my day off!!” Then we decided to meet each other in the city center.
We wanted to go drink something and on the way there, we saw three Asian guys, and my colleague and I were staring at them and we both said at the same time “Oh, it’s Yoochun!”
First I didn’t really know what to do I just said “Annyeonghasaeyo” from far away, but only one of the staff members saw me (lol what a fail). Then I decided to go to him and ask for a sign.
First I asked one of the staff members who was behind Yoochun “Excuse me, can I ask for a sign?” And he was like “What?” (didn”t seem to understand English lol) And he said “Oooh him?” pointing at Yoochun. No duuuh I wasn’t asking YOU a sign, of course Yoochun xDD (of course I didn’t say that but it was funny lol).
Then Yoochun naturally turned back and took my pen and paper while asking one of the guys what date today was…lol
I was like “Hello, how are you?” But Yoochun didn’t really seem that enthusiastic (lol thanks man…)
And one of the other guys asked me “What’s your nationality?” I was like hum why is he asking me this and then answered “I’m half Japanese and French” then the guy translated it to Yoochun (I thought Yoochun could speak English though..?) And then said in Korean (and I understood lol) “Wow awesome!” But didn’t smile xDD
But then I said, I hope you’re enjoying Chamonix, have a nice time here, bye~” smiled and waved at him, and he waved back at me and finally SMILED (hallelujaaaaah lol).
Seemed like he was actually having a walk cause he wasn’t wearing any makeup, with sunglasses and his hair was…normal lol not all that you know.
[TRANS] It’s great weather today as well~~~~!
As a Korean, I can always tell right off the bat if a fellow is Korean or not. But once in awhile someone comes along that completely stumps me. There’s a few folks in K-pop who had me researching on Google on whether or not they were Korean or not and here they are:
JYJ JaeJoong is not Korean, nor is he any other Asian ethnicity. He is an Anime prince, picked out from a manga and magically turned into a human being. I mean come on. How is this man’s face a human face? He is an Anime god reincarnated into a K-pop idol. Fight with me all you want, but I know his secret.
JYJ3’s Note: Omitted (Shinee’s Minho, Kara’s Gyuri, Super Junior’s Heechul, Kara’s Go Hara)
7. Hero Jaejoong (DBSK, JYJ)
While K-pop is home to plenty of “flower boys” (effeminate guys who make girls swoon), Hero is one of the first pop stars to own it. His claim to fame is DBSK, one of K-pop’s most successful boy bands. After the group dissolved, he went on to form JYJ with remaining members, then forayed into acting and directing. He’s massively popular in Japan, where his solo debut topped the iTunes charts. Hero probably could’ve milked the rest of his youth as a model, but he’s proven to be more than a pretty face.
You can vote for “Dr. Jin” at http://www.soompi.com/seoul-international-drama-awards-2013-vote/
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In the Korean communities in Japan, the term “cold spell(寒流)” is replacing “Korean Wave(韓流).” The Chinese characters of “cold (寒)” and “Korea (韓)” are pronounced the same, and the former is used to describe anti-Korean Wave sentiment. This is well seen at Shin Okubo in Tokyo, the No. 1 spot of Korean Wave in Japan. Anti-Korean rallies have been held every weekend cutting tourists there and halving sales. More than 450 Korean restaurants and cosmetics stores operating there are concerned over the downturn.
Korean Ambassador to Japan Lee Byung-kee joined Korean residents cleaning the Shin Okubo streets Friday to grasp the situation. Japanese media interviewed him while he was picking cigarette butts and wastes urging that he help heart-to-heart exchange between Korean and Japanese people. At a dinner meeting with Korean residents, Lee promised active response to rallies, to which a resident almost burst into tears saying, “A friend is the most precious when lending a help in dire situation.”
The cooling Korean Wave sentiment is also felt at homes. Korean drama sales and rentals dropped nearly 20 percent year-on-year in the first four months this year. The number of Japanese people taking Korean courses at language institutes to watch Korean dramas stalled. The number of Japanese tourists to Korea plunged 76 percent year-on-year in the first five months this year. Korea`s tourism industry, hotels and airline companies are facing a dire situation.
Has Korean Wave ended in Japan? No, actually. At Japan`s largest online shopping mall Rakuten, a smartphone case is sold at around 1,000 yen (10 U.S. dollars) but the Moldir brand designed by Youngwoong Jae-joong, a member of K-pop idol group JYJ, is selling hot at nine times of the price at 8,900 yen (89 dollars). The product had topped the daily best seller list for a few days since it was released. Moldir bags also sell 20 percent higher than average bags. (JYJ3’s Note: More Info here)
Korea Tourism Organization says the number of Japanese individuals traveling to Korea due to Korean Wave remains the same. The problem is group tourists from companies who have turned to Southeast Asia and Taiwan, but they can return any time, the agency added.
Korean TV dramas are also still popular in Japan. Terrestrial broadcaster NHK airs “Dongi” from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. every Sunday, and “Secret Garden” from 12:40 a.m. for an hour every Wednesday. TBS airs “Neighbor Handsome” every day from 10 a.m. and TV Tokyo “Mushin” from 8:25 a.m. every day. Cable and satellite TVs broadcast up to nine Korean dramas a week. A Japanese woman who said she was a fan of Korean Wave said, “I can`t openly say I`m Korean Wave fan due to situations, but Korean Wave has already moved beyond being a boom and has become a daily culture in Japan.”
Korean tourists in Japan are surging due to weakening yen, which is also supporting Korean Wave fans in the country. As related news are aired in TVs, the anti-Korean sentiment is subsiding. One good turn deserves another.
Perhaps due to Lee`s visit, Japan`s extreme right-wing groups cancelled their rally at Shin Okubo on Sunday. Protesters were known to march to the Tokyo Korean School and the Korean communities in Japan were keeping their eyes and ears alert. Korean residents in Japan cautiously expect the rally cancellation be a start point of reviving Korea-Japan relations and Korean Wave in Japan. It is hoped that Korean residents in Japan can smile this autumn.