The book is called 나는 다만 조금 느릴뿐이다 (“I’m Only Just Slow”) by Kang Se Hyung
[Note: She is the same author who also wrote the book 나는 아직 어른이 되려면 멀었다 (“I Still Have a Long Way to go Before I Become an Adult”) that Kim Jaejoong once tweeted about.]
“Music gift arrived! Please check it on your My Page gift box.”
A sunbae unnie in her middle thirties fell hard, hard for an idol turned actor. When we met up, she even only talked about this child. She told me to get up eventually when it became 9:30 PM. The reason was for tuning in live to the drama this child was starring in.
Then a few days later, she sent me a music gift.
“This is the drama OST my Yuchunnie sings, please have a listen for me. You see, I can only get it once with my ID. And (to say) I have to make it rank higher in the top.”
That’s why she was spreading music gifts to all her acquaintances.
“I would like not to go to work and ‘spazz’ only on my Yuchunnie all day long. You see, I’m a newbie so there are still so many videos I haven’t watched yet. I don’t even remember what I did whenever I came home from work when I used to be a ‘muggle’.”
What’s a newbie? And what’s a muggle? Spazz? Spazz what?
Japanese theatre actor, Yagyu Keisuke (柳生啓介), praised Yuchun in his first special column ‘Actor’s Eye’ in the Japanese magazine ‘Korean TV Drama Perfect Guide’.
Yagyu Keisuke, ‘Actor’s Eye’: Park Yuchun
First column: Yuchun’s backpack
“Yagyu-san, that backpack ~ it’s cool!” are words that I recently heard from friends. This backpack that I like to show off, is actually the same as the one Yuchun-san carried in ‘Rooftop Prince’.
A late self-introduction. Everyone, nice to meet you, I’m Yagyu Keisuke, an actor from the drama company, ‘Zenshinza’(劇団前進座). As an actor, to learn from others, I started watching Korean dramas and it has been 10 years without me realising it. The dramas’ higher meaning, ideals, being moved, the sincere attitude of actors towards their roles, their passion and sacrifice towards acting give me an enormous amount of strength. As an actor, that is the goal that I’m aiming for.
This is of course not enough, but I am an actor like them, and using my point of view,this column observes the appeal of Korean drama actors. For the first article, it is an extremely outstanding actor that has the most of my attention right now — Park Yuchun-san.
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From China Magazine “ Hallyu Wave” or “韩流飓风” February issue
He is one of the members of Korean popular group JYJ but he is not only a singer; recently with the drama <Rooftop Prince> and <Missing You> , in Korea, even in the whole of Asia, he gained viewers’ liking as an actor. In China, his popularity is exploding and he is loved very much by the fans. On 10 January, to attend “China Media Day” hosted by Beijing media authorities, Park Yuchun flew to Beijing. In just a short span of 3 days, with exploding popularity and witty speech, Yuchun left a deep impression on the China media.
Arrived in Beijing like a Land Mine
Because of Yuchun coming to Beijing on 10 Jan, fans reached the airport very early with balloons and banners. One thing very interesting is, in the drama which Yuchun acted in, the female lead captured attention when she wore clothes peg in her hair. To show support to the drama and Yuchun, on that day, fans also wore clothes pegs which attracted attention from onlookers. The moment the idol appeared, the whole airport instantly became a land mine, thousands of fans screaming, the heated atmosphere almost blasted off the airport’s roof. The footsteps that followed the idol shocked the ground. With Park Yuchun were 4 bodyguards. Countless frenzied fans made this guest, who came to China capital airport for the first time for an individual activity, surprised and extremely happy. Because of him, the area was in chaos even though the airport sent security guards to control but it was in vain. Throughout the journey, Yuchun was smiling, nodding and waving to the fans, causing another round of screaming and chasing. The short journey in the airport could not satisfy the fans that had waited so long. Thousands of fan chased to the 1st level transfer point, but Yuchun had left the place swiftly, fans at the transfer point were still looking around, showing his exploding popularity. Read More →
An affiliated to the entertainment industry said: “This is not an exaggeration to say that all works (scenario [T/N: synopsis] and drama script) pass through them first. There are 5 top actors in their 20’s these affiliated take a count of. They are Kim Soohyun, Song Joongki, Yoo Ahin, Park Yuchun and Choi Seunghyun (T.O.P).”
[T/N: Irrelevant parts were omitted.]