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  • kaznhiphopiyokaznhiphopiyo Posts: 4Member
    my dad was lucky enough to be in charge of making the hwabo/exclusive album last year or the year before that. u know the thing that was over 200 bucks and was sold out in japan? my dad brought it home once, then took it back the next day saying it's too expensive.

    he got to work with baeyongjoon n he didnt stop praising about him. baeyongjoon is like a moving franchise, according to my dad. he has the top ppl working for him. he had different managers for different departments and different countries, all elite graduates. i thot it was very interesting. it's not a surprise he's so big in asia.
  • liezleliezle (^_^)v Posts: 10,563Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    QUOTE(kaznhiphopiyo @ Jul 31 2006, 11:10 PM) »

    my dad was lucky enough to be in charge of making the hwabo/exclusive album last year or the year before that. u know the thing that was over 200 bucks and was sold out in japan? my dad brought it home once, then took it back the next day saying it's too expensive.

    he got to work with baeyongjoon n he didnt stop praising about him. baeyongjoon is like a moving franchise, according to my dad. he has the top ppl working for him. he had different managers for different departments and different countries, all elite graduates. i thot it was very interesting. it's not a surprise he's so big in asia.


    hello kaznhiphopiyo and thanks for dropping by.

    I think are you talking about BYJ's photobook "The Image Vol 1" that was released in 2004. :)thanks for your information. and i believe that these managers byj is working with are his good friends. there were actually articles written how yong joon treats his people and friends.
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  • liezleliezle (^_^)v Posts: 10,563Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    edited August 2006
    [Trans] Satovic meets BYJ - Aug, 2005 Chapter 1
    Translated by flowerbossa

    Hello everyone! Having a happy summer?

    Just about a year ago, wuri satovic encountered a “miracle”, and she was good enough to share the story with us here on Quilt. But because our family is growing bigger by the day (hurray!) and also because the first part of satovic’s adventure has not been translated before, satovic and I would like to share the complete version of the story with you again.

    Hope you enjoy it!


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    Alright let’s start the story from Taiwan, in August of 2005. In midst of the tropical heat, this was where it all started – after participating in a fan meeting in Taiwan, I flew from Taipei to Seoul. And on this flight, I was able to spend 2 glorious hours with Yong Joon.

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    Chapter One ‘The Seven Angels on Yong Joon’s Back’

    In August 2005, Yong Joon started his ‘April Snow’ promotion tour from Taiwan.

    Among the Asian countries, Taiwan was the first to air ‘Hotelier’ and they had a fan club even before the age of ‘Winter Sonata’. I think it was very loyal of YJ to start his ‘Untold Scandal’ tour in 2004 and also this ‘April Snow’ promotion tour from Taiwan. The Taiwan family is very proud of this. The Taiwanese family expressed their willingness to welcome us Japanese to the event - and because it just so happened that his visit coincided with the Ghost Festival holiday, and our family was feeling somewhat uneasy about the number of fans who were actually going to attend the event, I decided to call out to many people as possible to visit their country.

    Because I had never done anything like go to the airport to welcome him, I never had the chance to see YJ in person. So, at that time, I never thought a miracle like this (which I will share with you later) was waiting for me in that trip.

    For our trip to Taiwan, we from the fan-site B.S.J. had taken along two banners. On one of them, it says ‘Insu ya! Aigoo charuwatta’ (flowerbossa:sorry, I don’t know the correct pronunciation in Korean)’ Actually, the purpose behind this banner was to make YJ laugh and have him feel relaxed. ‘Aigoo charuwatta’ is a dialect in Korea which means something like, ‘Well, looky who’s here’ or ‘Gee, it’s good to have ya’, and we were able to make every Korean person laugh when they saw this. Since wuri prince always seemed a bit nervous when he goes overseas, we wanted to loosen him up with this hilarious banner.

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    On the second day of his stay, he went to see an ailing fan at the hospital. When he returned to the hotel he was feeling somewhat depressed from seeing his family in a serious state, but as he got out of the car and saw our banner at the entrance, he cried ‘Ah!’, bringing his hand to his mouth, and laughed out loud pointing to the banner. YES!! We had done it - it was a great success!

    Actually, we came up with A LOT of other ideas for the phrase to be used for this banner.
    One of them that made it to the finals was, ‘Aigoo, ige kuminyasenshiya?’
    It is a phrase that is used in such situations as when a separated family is able to reunite after a long time - a small old woman in a han-bok would express her overwhelming feelings with her whole body, slamming her hand on the ground crying out, ‘Oh, am I dreaming? Or am I seeing illusions?’ It is a line used to express one’s bewilderment in seeing someone who seems like an illusion, and cannot determine whether he is dead or alive. Later you will see that this phrase would make YJ laugh his head off at a most unexpected moment.’’

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    Now, on the final day of his stay in Taiwan, after participating in the fan meeting, YJ went back to the hotel and came out after changing into a white jacket. At the airport, the Taiwan media swarmed around him, and they walked with him in this mob state that it was really dangerous. The fans were all waiting in a line, but the tourists who happened to be there noticed the commotion and with cameras in their hands, added themselves to the mob crying out things like, ‘Oh, it’s Bae!’, ‘Where, where? You mean it’s Yon-sama?’ The mob was getting bigger and bigger and the situation was truly getting out of hand. The press often give out reports claiming ‘°Bae Yong Joon, mobbed by fans at the airport’, but the real picture was THIS.

    When he got on the escalator to go to the VIP lounge on the second floor, someone who tried to take his picture from the descending side fell down. It seemed like the man’s clothes were caught in the escalator, and he was having a hard time getting up. Because the photographers were too busy trying to catch YJ, what do you know, the first one to lend a hand to help this person was YJ himself! And he was on the other side, too. What a great guy he was! Even in the midst of almost being mobbed to death’.

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    I had been watching this scene from the foot of the escalator, and at that moment, I was finally able to see what he was wearing. On the back of his white jacket, seven angels were printed. The eighth angel only had a body, and because it was headless, it seemed like Yong Joon’s own head was attached to its body. Perhaps he really is an angel after all’ And underneath the jacket he just maybe hiding his wings

    (to be continued)
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  • liezleliezle (^_^)v Posts: 10,563Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    [taipei] interesting pics from the airport
    posted by happiebb in BYJ's Quilt

    thanks, flowerbossa, for doing this...
    haha, are we trying to do an anniversary post here?
    it's been almost a year since that trip...
    that's when i last saw him in person too...
    miss miss miss miss miss miss him so much!

    anyhow, here's a picture captured by appledaily
    of how the reporter fell on the escalator going down to the ground level.
    as satovic had described,
    photographers were rushing to take wuri yong joon's pictures
    from the other side of the escalator going down,
    as he was going up...
    if you look carefully at the picture,
    i think we can see the top of his black beret behind the two men...

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    and here's another picture taken at the airport when he left taipei,
    what on earth was that security staff doing?
    pleading with the fans to behave?

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    it appeared to be quite a big thing too, having yong joon visit taipei...
    i remember during the few days of his visit,
    almost all the papers carried news about his visit,
    and quite a fair bit of media space there too...
    here's a look at the taiwan papers out on 20 aug 2005...

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    nice post, warm and fuzzy, the way i like it,
    and the way i remember satovic image
    thanks so much for doing this for the overseas fans, flowerbossa....

    p.s. err... flowerbossa dear, err....
    no picture of the backview of the drool-worthy torso? image

    p.p.s. if anyone hasn't read about the taiwan trip
    or havent'seen the pictures from that trip,
    you can click here and here.
    these are old postings from my blog image

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  • sara2908sara2908 Posts: 860Member

    IDOL

    Hiya...

    An article in Korea Times...nothing to do with Yong Joon but love to read this about one of Japan superidol group Arashi mentioning Yong Joon...so cute one of them said his mother is a big fan of "Yonsama" image


    J-Pop Group Arashi Promises to Charm Korean Fans




    By Cathy Rose A. Garcia
    Staff Reporter

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    Five-member J-pop group Arashi holdsa news conference at Incheon International Airport, Monday. /Courtesy of SM Entertainment


    While K-pop stars are catching the eye of Japanese fans, now it's the turn of Japanese pop stars to grab the attention of Korean fans.

    Around 1,500 Korean fans crowded the arrival lobby of Incheon International Airport just to catch a glimpse of Japanese pop group Arashi.

    Arashi, composed of Sakurai Sho, Ninomiya Kazunari, Matsumoto Jun, Ohno Satoshi and Aiba Masaki, only stayed for a few hours to hold their first press conference in Korea, Monday evening.

    The five-member group will headline the ``2006 Asia Song Festival,'' to be held on Sept. 22 in Kwangju. This is part of the group's first Asian tour, which will also take them to Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

    Despite the language barrier, Ninomiya said the group is excited to give a great performance for Korean fans in September.

    ``We want to have much fun at the Asia Song Festival. I cannot speak Korean, but I want to speak to Korean fans through our music,'' Ninomiya said.

    Arashi members appeared surprised at the wild reception they received from the Korean fans, who were screaming, chanting their name and singing their songs.

    ``I got many mails from Korean fans. This is my first time to visit Korea. I'm so glad that many fans are giving us a warm welcome and singing our songs,'' Jun said.

    Jun, who is most popular for his roles in Japanese dramas such as ``Gokusen'' (Gangster Teacher) and ``Hana Yori Dango'' (Boys Over Flowers), said he would love to star in a Korean drama in the future. ``I have seen Winter Sonata on DVD. It is very famous and still on TV. I'd love to be in a Korean drama if any production would ask,'' he said.

    While looking tired from their plane trip, Arashi members showed their funny side when Sakurai and Ninomiya jokingly protested after noticing most of the questions were directed at Jun.

    Sakurai, who once went to Korea for a college graduation trip, spoke a few words of Korean, impressing the media. He even admitted his mother is a big fan of actor Bae Yong-joon, who is fondly called ``Yon-sama'' in Japan.

    Incheon was the third and last stop of the ``Jet storm'' series of Arashi's press conferences. The group flew to Bangkok, Thailand, Taipei, Taiwan and Incheon on a rented 13-seater personal jet, to hold press conferences in one day.

    Their 6th album ``Arashic'' was only released in Korea last July 20, but it has already sold 10,000 copies.

    Arashi, which is the Japanese word for storm, made their debut in 1999. The group's good looks, catchy songs and powerful dance moves have attracted many fans in Japan, and rest of Asia.


    kt_garcia@hotmail.com
  • JoyceLeeJoyceLee Posts: 87Member
    edited August 2006
    Here are more scans from Japanese magazine, posted on Baidu.com, original from byjfan by miemi.
    Looks like all mag in Japan are having YJ as the cover story. image

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  • liezleliezle (^_^)v Posts: 10,563Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    QUOTE(sara2908 @ Aug 1 2006, 05:33 AM) »

    Hiya...

    An article in Korea Times...nothing to do with Yong Joon but love to read this about one of Japan superidol group Arashi mentioning Yong Joon...so cute one of them said his mother is a big fan of "Yonsama" image


    J-Pop Group Arashi Promises to Charm Korean Fans




    thanks sara for sharing the above news. i actually saw an article of this in kob the other day but cannot decipher what was written even when i used babelfish translator. image so this is what this article was all about. i also saw another article the other day about yong joon, kosdaq, bof and wealthiest something. i was hoping to see translation today but i think joanne is not around to make one for us. anyway, i'm still hoping to read a translation especially regarding the later news.
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  • sara2908sara2908 Posts: 860Member

    IDOL

    QUOTE(JoyceLee @ Aug 1 2006, 08:07 PM) »

    Here are more scans from Japanese magazine, posted on Baidu.com, original from byjfan by miemi.
    Looks like all mag in Japan are having YJ as the cover story. image




    Hi Joyce..dunno why can't view the pics

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    hanks sara for sharing the above news. i actually saw an article of this in kob the other day but cannot decipher what was written even when i used babelfish translator. wacko.gif so this is what this article was all about. i also saw


    Hi Liezle...so frustrating sometimes to know what they are talking about in KOB...the crazy thing that I did was translated them to Japanese and then from Japanese to Korean to English... more understandable that way...but now I forgot the translator site ..not babelfish

    Just hope for the kind sis to translate if it is worthy...
  • happiebbhappiebb Posts: 394Member
    QUOTE(liezle @ Aug 1 2006, 08:11 PM) »

    i also saw another article the other day about yong joon, kosdaq, bof and wealthiest something. i was hoping to see translation today but i think joanne is not around to make one for us. anyway, i'm still hoping to read a translation especially regarding the later news.


    i think that article's talking about how yong joon has become one of the 'super-new-rich'...
    based on the current stock value,
    his net worth is over 50b korean won [over US$50m].

    think their monetary authority just released a report
    and amongst the 30 companies just listed,
    the major shareholders of 6 of these companies have become the 'new rich',
    amassing for themselves over 10b korean won [over US$10m].
    and yong joon's one of these six people,
    since his shareholding in key east is now 42%.

    anyway, fyi in its heydays, his net worth was 76b korean won!
    but due to some downward movement in KOSDAQ,
    the value of his shares has now plummeted to 51.6b korean won.
    anyway, still mighty rich...

  • liezleliezle (^_^)v Posts: 10,563Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    QUOTE(JoyceLee @ Aug 1 2006, 07:07 AM) »

    Here are more scans from Japanese magazine, posted on Baidu.com, original from byjfan by miemi.
    Looks like all mag in Japan are having YJ as the cover story. image



    hi there joyce! thanks for the photos. i downloaded the links by using net transport and used imageshack. here they are. thanks to miemi too! image

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    hello sara! i'm still downloading the others. image




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  • JoyceLeeJoyceLee Posts: 87Member
    QUOTE(liezle @ Aug 1 2006, 06:47 AM) »

    hi there joyce! thanks for the photos. i downloaded the links by using net transport and used imageshack. here they are. thanks to miemi too! image

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    hello sara! i'm still downloading the others. image


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    hi liezle, thanks for posting them again. i didn't know soompi does not support all photo links, is imageshack the only one ?
  • liezleliezle (^_^)v Posts: 10,563Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    edited August 2006
    QUOTE(JoyceLee @ Aug 1 2006, 08:05 AM) »

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    hi liezle, thanks for posting them again. i didn't know soompi does not support all photo links, is imageshack the only one ?


    hello again joyce! i think all images with http as extension is supported by soompi. maybe there was just a problem with bandwidth of baidu. when you posted the photos. i remember style had that problem in kob last week but then i checked the photos last weekend they're already working.

    bb, thanks for that tidbit of news. hope that key east will continue to have a good standing in the market. but i believe even without key east wuri yong joon is already an extra ordinaire ceo, right?
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  • liezleliezle (^_^)v Posts: 10,563Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    i predict heavy traffic in JOB on Aug 4 and baesisters from everywhere planning to go to Korea will be online to know the latest about this tour. image

    [JOB* News]Official tour to visit TWSSG shooting site
    *japanese official board

    japanese to english translation by tomato99
    posted in byj's quilt

    "Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi" shooting site official tour in Jejudo is finally fixed.

    Tour details and information will be posted on 4 August (Friday) 10:00am at Bae Yong Joon’s JOB.
    Don’t miss it.

    Please note that IMX and tour agencies will not be able to answer to your inquiries regarding contents of official tour or any other issue.

    tomato: there were some articles in Japanese magazines that quoted the official tour information will be announced today through JOB and tour agencies.
    The schedule mentioned in the articles were error and the articles were going ahead without final confirmation. I believe IMX decided to post this news to inform fans correct information to avoid any mix ups.




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  • liezleliezle (^_^)v Posts: 10,563Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    It's been almost a year since this even took place in Saitama. A very memorable event 2 days after Yong Joon's birthday.

    April Snow Reunion @ Saitama Super Arena 08.31.05 [part 1]
    screencaps by tigger mom

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  • liezleliezle (^_^)v Posts: 10,563Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    April Snow Reunion @ Saitama Super Arena 08.31.05 [part 2]
    screencaps by tigger mom

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  • francesfrances Posts: 2,683Member

    ROOKIE

    latest drawing from boruneo image

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    from poyon's byj blog
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    robert pattinson dazzles ~~
  • francesfrances Posts: 2,683Member

    ROOKIE

    just want to share this with you guys image

    i dropped by camille's blog http://toujours-byj.blogspot.com/ and there's this latest comment in her most recent entry about April Snow reviews in France.

    looks like camille's blog visitor is a japanese journalist ( & she wrote in french !) of a weekly woman magazine & apparently, she's interested in writing an article about the French impression/reaction to April Snow.

    the journalist got to read the wonderful AS french reviews translated by Camille and she wants to contact camille for an interview !! wow, i'm happy for camille, after all, she did a wonderful job in translating & sharing all those nice reviews image
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  • liezleliezle (^_^)v Posts: 10,563Friend of Soompi

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    hey frances thanks for the great news! i haven't been to camille's blog today but with your news i'll definitely drop by before i hit my bed.

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  • liezleliezle (^_^)v Posts: 10,563Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    edited August 2006
    April Snow Reunion @ Saitama Super Arena 08.31.05 [part 3]
    screencaps by tigger mom

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  • happiebbhappiebb Posts: 394Member
    edited August 2006
    QUOTE(frances @ Aug 2 2006, 12:42 AM) »

    just want to share this with you guys image

    i dropped by camille's blog http://toujours-byj.blogspot.com/ and there's this latest comment in her most recent entry about April Snow reviews in France.

    looks like camille's blog visitor is a japanese journalist ( & she wrote in french !) of a weekly woman magazine & apparently, she's interested in writing an article about the French impression/reaction to April Snow.

    the journalist got to read the wonderful AS french reviews translated by Camille and she wants to contact camille for an interview !! wow, i'm happy for camille, after all, she did a wonderful job in translating & sharing all those nice reviews image



    soooooooo......... exciting! the power of the blogs!!!
    yea, really really really hope that camille will agree to do the interview,
    i think this could present a very real opportunity
    for everyone everywhere to know how loved AS is in france image
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