By Thai Media:
Amarin Morning News
Amarin Morning News
Kim Jaejoong’s agency CJeS Entertainment announced on April 5, “Kim Jaejoong donated 20 million won for the recovery of a thai fan who is in coma”. A CJeS representative added “Kim Jaejoong came back to Korea on Sunday after he finished his Taiwan Concert. Upon hearing the story of a thai fan’s dire situation, Kim Jaejoong went to visit her at the hospital the next day he returned from Asia Tour. He found out that the family was facing financial difficulties due to the hospital fee and donated to help out on the spot”.
This fan collapsed in a club located near Hongik University after experiencing a heart failure on March 24. Emergency crew performed CPR on her to revive her but still unconscious, reportedly.
The representative continued “Kim Jaejoong didn’t even tell the agency exactly how much he donated. He just said a little to help. We later confirmed that he donated 20 million won for her recovery”.
The fan’s parents shared Kim Jaejoong’s story to the Thai media and the thai media also reported this fact.
Kim Jaejoong (JYJ) visited Ms. Raphiphorn Nasaarn, nicknamed Min, who is still in critical condition yesterday at a hospital in South Korea. Jaejoong held her hands and prayed for her quick recovery. He donated 20 million won (approximately 650,000 THB) to her father, Mr. Theerapong Nasaarn, and visited her at the hospital for 20 minutes.
Min likes k-pop and is an avid fan of JYJ, especially Kim Jaejoong. When Jaejoong held a concert in Bangkok last March, she also attended. Kim Jaejoong heard of the news about one of his fans who collapsed and fell into a coma while traveling in South Korea from a Thai friend and from Korean Entertainment Management Association. He visited her the day after he flew back from the Taiwan stop of his Asia tour concert.
According to Mr. Lee ilwoo, the director of Korea Entertainment Management Association who made the visit with Jaejoong, he said that Kim Jaejoong and his fellow JYJ members did not want to let the Korean press/reporters know of the visit. Mr. Lee expressed that “Kim Jaejoong said it’s possible for him become a singer because of his fans. He said, without his fans, he wouldn’t be where he is today. He said ‘I just wanted to help my fan. That’s all'”.
Kim Jaejoong took a photo with her and told her father to please give the photo to his daughter when she regains consciousness.
JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong and his fans had a little fun at the singer’s most recent concert in Kaoshiung, Taiwan, which happened to fall on April Fool’s Day.
Ahead of the concert, Kim Jaejoong posted an audio clip on his personal Instagram account that had him asking his manager for ideas on what to do for April Fool’s Day. He can be heard complaining that he doesn’t have any ideas, which might have been him trying to throw fans off his scent as he prepared quite a surprising prank.
‘Global K-Star Ranking’ used a combination of data from Chinese portal site Baidu’s ranking on Korean male stars, Chinese website 123fan’s polling system on Korean celebrities, Weibo’s ‘Star Influence Chart,’ and the number visitors and their searches on SSTV to announce the results. The rankings tend to vary weekly according to the hot topics pertaining to each starlet. (via Allkpop)
#1 – Lee Min-ho
#2 – Hwang Chi-yeul
#3 – JYJ Park Yuchun
#4 – Kim Soo-hyun
#5 – EXO Chanyeol
#6 – Park Si-hoo
#7 – Bi/Rain
#8 – EXO Sehun
#9 – JYJ Kim Jaejoong
#10 – Lee Jong-suk
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BIGBANG’s T.O.P and JYJ’s Kim Junsu will be holding their exit ceremony from training school today.
T.O.P is slated to be placed in Seoul Police (Musical) Band in Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s Public Relations Division.
Kim Junsu will start his full-fledged military service in Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency’s Public Relations Unit.
Kim Junsu will be serving as a full-fledged conscripted policeman.
Kim Junsu will be released from Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency’s Conscripted Policemen Education Center on the 29th and start his service in Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency’s Public Relations Unit.
Kim Junsu received basic military training for 4 weeks after entering Chungnam’s Nonsan Army Training Center the past February 9th.
Since this [March] 9th, he received conscripted policemen on-the-job training for 3 weeks upon entering into Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency’s Conscripted Policemen Education Center’s 1084th unit.
Having passed the classification for Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency’s Public Relations Unit before enlisting, Kim Junsu will be fulfilling his duty in the Public Relations Unit and is expected to be discharged [from the army] in November 2018.
Director: Shim Sung-Bo
Writer: Shim Sung-Bo, Bong Joon-Ho
Cast: Kim Yun-Seok, Park Yoo-Chun, Han Ye-Ri, Lee Hee-Joon, Moon Sung-Geun, Kim Sang-Ho, Yoo Seung-Mok
Running Time: 111 min.
By Kyle Warner
I think Memories of Murder deserves to be in the conversation of the finest films ever made. Dark, thrilling, funny, and almost poetic, it’s the movie that made me a fan of director/co-writer Bong Joon-ho, who did not disappoint when he followed up that masterwork with other great titles like The Host, Snowpiercer, and Mother. But one of the voices behind the making of Memories of Murder that never got the same level of acclaim that Bong did was co-writer Shim Sung-bo. Since Memories of Murder, Shim has directed a couple of short films, but has largely remained an unknown to most viewers. Now, with his feature directorial debut Sea Fog (aka Haemoo), Shim steps up and presents himself as one of the most promising new directors in Korean cinema. And, like that modern classic Memories of Murder, Shim shared the writer’s room with the great Bong Joon-ho to help bring the dark story to life.
Sea Fog is a story of desperation. The characters are desperate to make a living, desperate to escape hardship, desperate to evade the law, desperate to survive. It’s downbeat, has the heart of pitch black film noir, and takes you in directions you wouldn’t expect.
The fishermen of the boat Jeonji aren’t catching much these days. Captain Kang (Kim Yun-seok) has a wife who is cheating on him, his rusty boat is now owned by the bank, and he has to beg the boss for money to pay his crew. Without so much as consulting his crew, Kang agrees to use the boat to pick up illegal immigrants coming out of China and smuggle them back into South Korea. What begins simple enough takes a turn when the illegals challenge the sailors, who are obviously out of their depth.
When a horrible accident occurs, the fishermen try their best to cover things up for fear of facing jail time. It’s then that things shift from a dark (sometimes politically charged) drama to a thriller, as already desperate men lose their humanity and inch closer to madness. Captain Kang, who had once seemed like a sympathetic figure, becomes merciless and cold. Some of his crew, now reduced to their base nature, obsess over money or the women among the illegal immigrants. Only one crewman, Dong-sik (Park Yoo-chun) remains largely himself throughout the ordeal. Even so, the young Dong-sik must decide how far is to go in order to survive the increasingly desperate scenario.
Sea Fog is based on a stage play, which itself was inspired by a sad true story. Like many stage play adaptations, Sea Fog has one primary set. But unlike many stage play adaptations, we never really take notice of the limited sets and locations. The boat is big and it’s surrounded by that cold, black ocean. Filmed beautifully by cinematographer Hong Kyung-pyo (The Wailing), Sea Fog plays bigger than its surroundings might suggest. When the fog rolls in, strange colors shine through the mist, giving the film the surreal appearance of a film noir nightmare.