T/N: KOFICE (Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange)
The pith of Hallyu these days is K-pop. What once started with “Dae Jang Geum” and “Winter Sonata” is now beloved the world over for K-pop. Maybe “the world over” is a little too much, but the interview below proves that it’s not an exaggeration. Here’s an interview with a K-pop fan in Turkey, which we’ve only known vaguely as our brother country. Feyza Özdeş is a die-hard K-pop fan and the manager of JYJ Turkey fan club.
JYJ fans in Turkey celebrate their favorite singer’s birthday. The pretty lady with the yellow card is Feyza Özdeş.
Q: Send your greetings to JYJ fans in Korea.
A: First of all, I would like to greet all JYJ fans in Korea in the name of JYJ Turkey. We are sending our sincere good wishes and love. We are waiting for the day when we can meet our Korean fellows in a great JYJ concert and share the joy all together.
Q: What are the attractive points of JYJ from the viewpoint of JYJ TURKEY? Who do you like the most among the members?
A: If you look at JYJ from JYJ Turkey’s perspective, you will see three mindtaking talents who are unearthly modest,hardworking and caring.They don’t fear from non-stop challenge and they always aim for better than what they currently do.They are gutsy warriors of music and music industry in our eyes.They are the source of inspiration.No matter what your age is, where you live, what language do you speak or what kind of sociocultural background you have, you just fall into their charm at the moment you see them.That is not something many artists can manage to do.Most importantly, they are open to their fans.JYJ lets people feel like fans are a real part of their lives, so all of us are trying our best to reach them and promote them in our own countries with the power of that feeling.The closer we feel like they are, the stronger we become.This is how JYJ is extraordinarily appealing to us.
I should emphasize that we have never been biased as JYJ Turkey.There is just no way we can chose one of them in terms of loving the most.Each one of them are so precious to us.They have their own ways to touch souls of people,they add their own flavors to their art.It’s not that we love them in different levels but we love each one of them in different ways. We fans can feel the love of trio too.
When you take a look at recent times, Turkey received albums from Kim Junsu thanks to Minister of Culture and Sports,Choe Kwang-shik.Many people felt the excitement of having ” Tarantallegra ” albums and we can’t even express how happy we felt to see that happening.It was beyond kind and caring of Kim Junsu for Turkey.So we are deeply grateful to both esteemed Choe Kwang-shik and Kim Junsu. Again a while ago, Kim Jaejoong came to Turkey and took a very huge step into giving us further hopes.It was an extra happiness and honor to see him with our president and with president Lee Myung-bak too. He did great here.This improvement fired the way we work much more, that’s why we are so grateful to him and of course to esteemed president Lee Myung-bak.We thank from the deepest of our hearts.
Before these, on his previous birthday, Park Yoochun thanked us for one of our visiual projects we made for him.When we saw him actually doing that, we were almost fainting from overflowing and joy. Crying from happiness is the most well-suited description for our reaction I think.We were supposed to be the ones giving a present yet he gave us one.I just hope that other artists’ or bands’ fans can feel such pleasure and honor at least once in their life times.We are thankful to Park Yoochun eternally. Before Kim Jaejoong fan meeting, all three of them signed 600 albums for their Turkish fans which is something unbelievably kind and unforgettable.Even if we are forced to choose, you see there is just no way because they love their fans in their own ways and we love them in our own ways.We see that supporting three of them equally,loving them equally brought us equal fortunes.Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu are just dears of our hearts and lives
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