Suju’s love for their fans

“Leeteuk said: “In this world, the saddest form of love is between an idol and a fan. Because idols always say that they love the fans, but they don’t really love with the fans. But the sad thing is, the fans always fall in love with the idol. Many people said like that.. But ELF loves are pure for Super Junior, and we really love them too not to get the popularity only but its pure by our hearts, for us ELF are not the fans but Eternal Friends”

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Chilean fans go slightly mental for JYJ

NTIAGO – On March 9th, the boys of Korean pop band JYJ are scheduled to hold a concert at the Teatro Caupolicánin Santiago, Chile.

It is uncommon that Santiago receives new artists from East Asia and this is a special treat for many young pop lovers.
The boys were scheduled to arrive yesterday in Santiago and hundreds of fans gathered to await for their arrival. Unfortunately, JYJ’s flight was delayed and they won’t make it to Chile until later today.
The band’s global debut album, The Beginning, was released in October 2010. JYJ’s second studio album and first Korean full-length album In Heaven was released on September 28, 2011.
In August 2011, JYJ were appointed Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations agency UNAIDS. JYJ and UNAIDS launched a social media awareness campaign to combat HIV/AIDS discrimination via Twitter using the hashtag #LoveAlways.
In November and December 2011, JYJ launched their Mango Tree Project working with World Vision and ELLE Korea to plant “mango trees of hope” to children in South Sudan. JYJ, with fellow artists Park Yoohwan and Song Jihyo, have recorded videos in Korean, Japanese, and English discussing the project to raise awareness and encourage donations, with the goal of planting 20,000 mango trees ahead of Christmas in South Sudan. The mango trees symbolized hope, as well as providing food and a sheltered meeting spot which could serve as a classroom for children.
Immediately after the earthquake and tsunami that struck eastern Japan in 2011, JYJ donated 600,000,000 won (approximately US$500,000) to World Vision Japan, fulfilling the organization’s entire fundraising goal. JYJ stated that they wanted to give support and encouragement to Japan in return for all the love and support that their Japanese fans have given them over the years. They also expressed their hope that this would encourage others to contribute to charitable organizations around the world. JYJ also held two charity concerts in Tokyo in June 2011 to benefit those affected by the disaster.
After the 2011 Thailand floods, JYJ donated 200,000,000 won in November 2011 to World Vision, doubling the organization’s fundraising goal for flood relief in Thailand for the purpose of dispensing emergency food aid, water treatment, mosquito nets and other supplies.
Chilean fans have been waiting anxiously for the concert and have assembled flash mobs and other activities ahead of their arrival.

source – latest in kpop

Ha Ji Won and Lee Seung Gi’s The King

Upcoming drama series ‘The King‘ is drawing widespread attention for recently confirming the roles ofHa Ji Won and Lee Seung Gi, who will be starring as a pair of unlikely lovers in the dramatic romance drama.

Taking place in an imaginary modern-day world in which South Korea is still ruled by a royal monarchy, ‘The King’ follows the story of a prince and special forces instructor from North Korea.

Kim Hang Ah, played by Ha Ji Won, is the legendary top female instructor working in North Korea’s elite special forces unit. With stamina, training tactics and strength in all areas, she is the perfect female soldier; however, she has never fallen in love before. Pure and candid, Kim Hang Ah’s goal is to fall in love and get married to a man.

Lee Seung Gi steps into the role of Lee Jae Ha, the prince of South Korea’s monarchy. His personality reflects his royal position, with refined humor and a handsome face; however, he has little interest in pursuing politics. Though he seems perfect on the exterior, Lee Jae Hae is actually very materialistic and blunt about his own desires.

‘The King’ throws the elite North Korean special forces instructor and South Korea’s prince together in an unlikely romance, despite their prejudice against each other and the interference of people around them.

Though official promotions for the series have yet to begin, this is already shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated dramas for the first half of 2012. Will you be tuning in?

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Xander releases “I Just” – first solo MV

It’s a sweet and cheerful love song, with the theme of the music video showing his balance between a sweetheart image versus a rich playboy. Alexander is shown surrounded by material items such as luxury cars and motorcycles, but he can only focus on his true love. Unfortunately, the girl he likes does not quite understand his feelings yet.

Source – koreanboo