The Reason Kim Junsu Came on the Stage with His Mother

 

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The young son asked his mother with limpid eyes after singing with his mother.

“Mom, you sing so well. Why didn’t you become a singer?”

His mother smiled and answered to his unexpected question.

“I dreamed of being a singer once, but your grandfather was opposed to it so much…”

The boy promised to his mother who smiled, but slurred her words at the end. “Mom! I’ll be successful and achieve your dreams for you. I promise.” About 10 years since this promise, she received a phone call from her son at the end of the year.

“Mom, won’t you sing a song with me at my concert?” At first when she heard his son’s words over the phone, she thought he was joking. Her son continued to talk.

“Mom, do you remember? The promise I made you to sing with you on the stage when I become a successful singer. I will be really happy if you would be a guest for my concert.” Her son’s voice was a little bit shaky. But she shook her head at the unexpected suggestion.

“I know what you mean, but you know I can’t sing well as I once could. Don’t you know that better than I do? I’m thankful and happy just at the fact you remembered the promise you made such a long time ago that I’d forgotten about.” But her son was stubborn. She asked him over and over.

“Won’t I ruin your concert? It’s true that I dreamed of being a singer, but I’ve never been on stage before…”

“Don’t worry. You can do better than me. I want to make your dream come true.”

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January 1st 12am, 2013.

K-pop star Kim Junsu(XIA)’s solo concert was at the peak at COEX Hall D, Samsung-dong, Seoul. 7000 fans filling in the venue with red lights made their wishes for the new year, wished luck and blessings.

Kim Junsu took a sip of water on the stage.

“I am about to achieve my dream right here today. It is both my dream since my childhood and hers too. My dream is finally coming true today. She probably will be shaking with anxiety behind the stage. Please give her a round of applause and loud cheers.”

The audience began to stir. Curiosity was aroused about who he is introducing. Everyone thought a surprise guest would appear on the stage like any other concerts. ‘Dream of Goose’ started to flow with the sound of the piano.

At that time an unfamiliar middle-aged woman entered the stage with a microphone. The woman standing in the spotlight was Kim Junsu’s mother Yoon Youngmi-ssi. It was a surprising guest, against everyone’s expectation. The mother and the son sang ‘Dream of Goose’ passionately while holding hands. The son beat time with his hands for his nervous mother.

When the song was over, Yoon-ssi shed tears and said, “I’m so thankful to my son who kept the promise he made when he was a child and made my dream true.” The son hugged her without saying anything. Then he escorted his mother backstage.

The son had treasured his ‘mother’s dream’ that she had to give up due to her family’s opposition in his heart. He wanted to give back her ‘lost dream’ as his concert.

So he chose ‘Dream of Goose’ to sing. To deliver a hopeful message to his fans that even a ragged, abandoned dream can cross the wall and soar high into the sky. That even the heavy world will never be able to tie you down. To imagine smiling together at the end of life.

It seemed that their heart touched the audience. One by one, the audience that has been watching the stage started to wipe their tears. All fans said “It was the most beautiful and touching stage in this concert,” and continued, “They embraced the venue warmly with that one song.”

Fans also said, “Their vocals weren’t just technically excellent. Their voices and emotions go so well together, so their chord and tone were in harmony.” More than anything, it was touching to hear a fan saying “Watching the performance, it made me think back what my parent’s wish is and what did I do to achieve it.”

Kim Junsu’s ‘Ballad&Musical Concert’ that was held from December 29th to 31th at COEX, Seoul had a story of the stages he had dreamt of in his childhood and meeting himself who achieved his dreams. However, to Kim Junsu, it was a meaningful concert because not only his dream was achieved, but he also kept the promise he made to his mother when he was a child and helped her mother’s dream to come true. As fans’ dreams were also painted over, they made the best harmony on earth.

Watching his mother’s dream come true while Junsu watched his mother keeping her own dreams in her heart and working hard only for her son’s success. Maybe this was Kim Junsu’s dream too. A beautiful fairy tale-like story of a successful son achieving his mother’s dream became a reality at the very first moment of the first day of 2013, on Kim Junsu’s stage.

●This article was written via a phone interview with Kim Junsu’s mother Yoon Youngmi-ssi after the concert was over.

Credit: Today Korea, JYJ Blog

Translated and Shared by: XIAH Press

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Kim Junsu announced surprise digital single on Christmas eve

JYJ Kim Junsu made a surprise announcement with a single ‘Thank U for’
C-jes entertainment, responsible for Kim Junsu’s management, announced on the 20th that the digital single will be released on the 24th.
Kim Junsu’s digital song ‘Thank U for’ produced by a Japanese composer depicts a sweet love song that fits the winter mood strongly.
C-jes official said, “This single is prepared as a surprise gift that will be included in Kim Junsu’s ballad concert which consists of musical and drama OST.”
C-jes also said, “Thank U for is a gift for fans and it is a love letter of a man showing sweet love to his girlfriend.”
Meanwhile, Jun Su Kim’s ’2012 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert with Orchestra will be held at Seoul COEX from December 29 to 31.
(T/N: The song was composed and produced by Shikata-san who also composed JYJ’s Itsu datte Kimi Ni.)
Source: TV Daily via Nate
Translated by: Ruby(@rubypurple_fan) of JYJ3

Junsu’s Interview regarding the SM lawsuit

JYJ’s Kim Junsu recently opened up about his group’s exclusive contract nullification lawsuit.

Kim Junsu met with reporters on the 29th at a hotel in Essen, Germany and when asked about the possibilities of TVXQ getting back together now that JYJ’s lawsuit with their former agency SM Entertainment has ended after three years and four months, he stated, “I lament the fact that I’m not able to introduce myself as a member of TVXQ.” Though it wasn’t a direct answer, it seems as though even he sees the chances of TVXQ getting back together again to be low.

Kim Junsu stated, “I, too, find this situation to be unfortunate because I entered the entertainment industry and started out as a singer through TVXQ,” and “Though the situation is unfortunate and regrettable, the title of ‘TVXQ’ will always remain in my heart and I believe that other people, and not only myself, will remember and never forget the five years that I performed as amember of TVXQ.”
He continued to add, “Nothing will ever be as memorable and fill me with joy than if I could stand on stage again as ‘TVXQ’ one day.” Kim Junsu didn’t hide his affection for TVXQ as he said, “We were fighting a battle against our company (SM Entertainment) and their unlawful practices; it wasn’t that we wanted to throw away our title of ‘TVXQ’ or leave ‘TVXQ’.”

He feels the same way about the name that introduced him to the world, ‘Xiah’. Kim Junsu stated, “When I perform in musicals, I use my real name of Kim Junsu. Regardless of what name I use, I give people my all to repay them for remembering me and coming to see me. But I started out as ‘Xiah’ and I would like to keep performing under that name as a singer.”

Though Kim Junsu made his debut and became famous as TVXQ’s Xiah Junsu, he has no longer been able to use that stage name since beginning his lawsuit against SM Entertainment.

When he released his first solo album in May, he released it under the name ‘XIA’, which was his name ‘XIAH’ from his TVXQ days without an ‘H’.

Source: [star mk]
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JYJ reaches agreement with SM, finally freed from restriction

SM Entertainment and group JYJ‘s (Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, Kim Junsu) contract dispute has come to an end after 3 years and 4 months of long legal battle.

According to several legal circles on November 28th, SM Entertainment and JYJ have agreed to end all contracts signed between the two parties as of the date of injunction request date of July 31st, 2009.

The two parties have signed an agreement to drop all lawsuits and to put all stops to interference in future activities from here on.

Regarding the agreement a JYJ representative stated, “We cannot confirm it for you.”

Source: YNA via Nate
http://kpopfever.com/2012/11/jyj-reaches-agreement-with-sm-finally-freed-from-restriction/

 

Era of JYJ

Are we in the era of JYJ?

JYJ members Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, and Kim Junsu are each excelling in films, dramas, and in musicals, drawing the attention of the fans and the industry giants alike.

First is the member Kim Jaejoong who has made his big screen debut with the movie ‘Jackal Is Coming’. He has demonstrated in television dramas that he is a more than capable actor and he’s ready to expand his potential into films. Kim Jaejoong plays an A-list star in the movie and he hasn’t shied away from making himself look ridiculous to make the character come alive. He’s been praised by the industry insiders for his passion and hard work.

Even though ‘Jackal Is Coming’ is Kim Jaejoong’s first film, he has shown acting abilities much beyond his experience and he portrays his character in the a perfect way, which is sure to hit a chord with the moviegoers. Kim Jaejoong has taken his first step in the film industry with the movie ‘Jackal Is Coming’ and many are curious as to how and if he will make a comeback with another hit at the box office.

At similar timing member Park Yoochun has started appearing on the MBC drama ‘I Miss You’, taking over the character Han Jung Woo from child actor Yeo Jin Goo. Park Yoochun will be playing the main character that lives his live in regret and sorrow for not being able to protect his first love. It’s expected that the actor will make many female fans cry from their hearts with his amazing acting.

Park Yoochun is an actor who gets praised a lot for his ability to express his emotions very delicately through his acting. His acting truly stood out in the drama ‘Rooftop Prince’ and his excellent acting skill is unquestioned. The viewers’ anticipation is high on how Park Yoochun will portray the deeply hurt Han Jung Woo, whose childhood experience still haunts him as an adult.

Lastly is the member Kim Junsu who’s won the ‘Best Male Actor’ award at the ’18th Korea Musical Daesangs’. Kim Junsu starred on several musicals including ‘Mozart’ and ‘Elizabeth’ and he’s an highly regarded actor in the musical industry.

Kim Junsu has also won the ‘Popularity Award’ for the third year in a row at the ’6th The Musical Award’ held in June of this year, revealing his incredible popularity as a musical actor. He’s finally enjoying the fruits of his hard work over the last three years as a musical performer and the fans are waiting in anticipation for his next musical.

It wouldn’t be so farfetched to say that it is an era of JYJ at the moment and 2012 has especially been special for members Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, and Kim Junsu. The fans are eagerly awaiting to see what JYJ has in store for them in 2013.

Source: Newsen via Nate

Jaejoong Talks About Love Scandals and Dating Publicly

Title: Kim Jaejoong, “Scandal with actress is wishful thinking… but dating publicly?”

Kim Jaejoong who is a member of JYJ and has made his onscreen debut in a full fledged commercial movie said he gained valuable colleagues in senior actors Oh Dal-Su and Han Sang-Jin through the movie ‘Code Name: Jackal’.

Kim Jaejoong said “The two senior actors encouraged me, saying ‘Jaejoong-ah, continue to do movies” and “Though there aren’t scenes where we appeared together, we talked about many things during filming.”

Previously in the TV series ‘Dr. Jin’ Kim Jaejoong who forged a friendship with Song Seung-Heon said “Though we were nervous and busy concentrating [on the drama] since it was both of our first times acting in a historical drama, we became closer while filming together and we contact each other even now.”

Through a succession of pieces, Kim Jaejoong who palled up with actors said “Now I want to get close to an actress” and got a whimsical concern. “I don’t know what piece I’m going to choose but now I want to get close to an actress. I become friends with actors all the time. Others have love scandals through filming movies or TV series, but why am I not having one?”

To a question about his ideal type, Kim Jaejoong answered “I had a definite ideal type in the past. However, now the standard is getting blurred. But it doesn’t mean I like anyone… Strangely, it is unclear to me.”

Kim Jaejoong also talked about dating publicly. “I can date publicly after I date someone for a long time. Of course, I have had secret relationships and I have talked about such stories in broadcasts. But I think I can contemplate making my relationship public when I have dated someone for at least a year.”

Source:  My Daily
Translated by:
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Proofread by: @jae2thejoong
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The Best Friends of JYJ’s Park Yoo Chun

Even though he may be surrounded by beautiful ladies in every project he takes on, there are some people that JYJ’s Park Yoo Chun rather be around and they are his man friends – the biffles, the homies, and the bros.After meeting so many people in the celebrity world, we wonder which lucky stars are called the Huckleberry Finn, Ron Weasely, Dr. Watson, and Hobbes in Park Yoo Chun’s life.

Park Sung Kwang

If you don’t know who he is, Park Sung Kwang is a comedian that appears on KBS’ Gag Concert, currently in a skit called ‘Brave People,’ where he blurts out dangerous truths that could potentially get him in trouble.Most people didn’t believe it when the comedian first said he was actually close friends with Park Yoo Chun, so to prove himself, he uploaded pictures with Park Yoo Chun.

And to further provide evidence that they were indeed good friends, during an award show, Park Sung Kwang, in character of his comedy sketch, blurted out that Park Yoo Chun sleeps in the nude.

When Park Yoo Chun went on to win an award that night, he replied to his friend’s announcement, retorting that he at least wears underwear when he sleeps.

Ryu Dam

Another unlikely pair, but comedian Ryu Dam turned out to be another one of Park Yoo Chun’s confidantes.

The two first met on KBS’ Sungkyunkwan Scandal, but even after the drama closed its curtains, the two kept in touch.

When Ryu Dam called Park Yoo Chun on a show to prove their friendship, Park Yoo Chun was overflowing with aegyo.

When Ryu Dam asked what kind of person he is to Park Yoo Chun, he replied, “An older brother more than a celebrity.”

And thank you Ryu Dam for allowing us to hear Park Yoo Chun’s adorable, non–broadcast voice.

Lee Tae Sung

Although they were ready to kill each other in SBS’ Rooftop Prince, off-camera, Park Yoo Chun and Lee Tae Sung were actually very good friends.The two proved their friendship by posting up pictures when they grabbed a couple of drinks, and even gave each other their autographs.

Their friendship especially shined when Park Yoo Chun’s father passed away and Lee Tae Sung sent some words of encouragement and support.

And only really close friends can take advantage of each other when one is sleeping

Yoo Ah In

Like Lee Tae Sung, Yoo Ah In and Park Yoo Chun’s characters didn’t have the best relationship when they filmed KBS Sungkyunkwan Scandaltogether, but their friendship was alive and kicking even after the drama’s conclusion.While they kept most things secret, the two actors treated fans with a touch of bromance here there, bickering and teasing each other on Twitter with lame jokes and insults.
When Yoo Ah In didn’t pick up his phone, Park Yoo Chun scolded him, saying, “Do you carry your phone as an accessory? I tried to call before going to the US, but it was turned off.”

Likewise, Yoo Ah In kept in touch with Park Yoo Chun despite their busy schedules in and out of the country.

Although Park Yoo Chun has since then closed down his Twitter account, we hope that the two are still staying close, leaving their phones on and sending each other cute messages.

JYJ – Kim Jae Joong, Kim Junsu

It’s a given that these three are close friends – so blatantly obvious that we probably shouldn’t even have to write about them, but we just couldn’t leave Kim Jae Joong or Kim Junsu out of this article.After going through training together, making their debut together, struggling through incident after incident together, Kim Jae Joong, Kim Junsu, and Park Yoo Chun have stuck by each other like glue through all the good and bad that came in their lives.

There are no real words to perfectly describe the strong relationship that they have with each other, except that these three men are an inseparable trio that we sincerely hope will stay friends even after they grow old and grey.

Photo Credits: jTBC, Park Sung Kwang, Lee Tae Sung, KBS Park Yoo Chun, Kim Jae Joong’s Twitters
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