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  • patringpatring Posts: 93Friend of Soompi
    just read the news about April Snow being shown in Manila in November. Finally! I've been reading so much about that movie that I just have to watch it. just the other day i've seen the dvd of the making of the movie and i'm happy i won't have to wait too long to see the real thing.
  • patringpatring Posts: 93Friend of Soompi
    QUOTE(vignette @ Oct 21 2005, 03:20 PM) »

    waves to liezle and frances and any other filipino bae fan here, wazzup, wazzup on studio 23 displays a poster of April Snow on their backdrop. It will be a regular fixture as part of the promotion.



    i just saw it! it's right there at the back of the hosts, you can't miss it. how nice that it's displayed so prominently. i don't really watch the show, just wanted to see the poster image

    do the hosts mention it at all in their spiels?
  • ginaganginagan singaporePosts: 339Member
    there is this one song that i quite like in the movie April Snow but it's not in the ost... em it's played in the background of the scene where Insoo and Seoyung were at this cafe that overlooks the beach. It's really nice and i really hope that anyone here who noes can tell me the title of the song and where to download it... image Thanx
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  • francesfrances Posts: 2,683Member

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    QUOTE(patring @ Oct 21 2005, 08:28 PM) »

    just read the news about April Snow being shown in Manila in November. Finally! I've been reading so much about that movie that I just have to watch it. just the other day i've seen the dvd of the making of the movie and i'm happy i won't have to wait too long to see the real thing.


    hi patring, the making dvd is very nice & it was a blast to see yong joon at work image though he looks tired in some scenes, he seem to really enjoy working with SYJ & dir Hur. same here, looking forward to see the real thing.


    hey gina, your request is noted image i will try to catch that tune when i see the film but there must be somebody who had seen the movie & knows the song.
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  • francesfrances Posts: 2,683Member

    ROOKIE

    one more pic from the Asia Tour Note Magazine

    the lady with the flowers beside yong joon is SYJ image

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  • quteachoquteacho SmallvillePosts: 3,013Member

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    edited October 2005
    QUOTE(patring @ Oct 21 2005, 05:46 AM) »

    i just saw it! it's right there at the back of the hosts, you can't miss it. how nice that it's displayed so prominently. i don't really watch the show, just wanted to see the poster image

    do the hosts mention it at all in their spiels?


    So... tat Kapamilya insider I have mentioned iz for real steadfast! (Thanx sweet lady lanie... oops sorry for scribblin' down yer name here chingu) I mean, if da poster showed off da Wuzzup2 set, must I say tat ABS CBN will, in fact, bring across BYJ `en SYJ film in Manila. Really a big wOoOw!!! AS is nearly comin our way!!! Trailer iz, at da same time, now flashin da cinema screens herein. Da next big attraction I guesz before da year endz.

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  • ginaganginagan singaporePosts: 339Member
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    hey gina, your request is noted i will try to catch that tune when i see the film but there must be somebody who had seen the movie & knows the song.


    Thanx Frances for taking note... hehe...
    <3 bae-bi
    *avator credits to theedqueen...* (thanx for the avator!!!)
  • francesfrances Posts: 2,683Member

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    [Trans] Inside story on BYJ's photo album (the Women Joong-ang, Nov. 2004)

    Article: the Women Joong-ang (Nov. issue of 2004)
    Typewritten in Korean and posted by Lemon (http://www.yongjunie.net/)
    English translated by 잔돌밭youngsun


    [BYJ's momjjang project]

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    The first reaction was "just unbelievable!" and the next one was a doubt whether it could be a composite. With his shape totally changed only in 4 months, people might well think that the different BYJ in the photo wasn't real but artificial.... Some even thought fake muscle was put to his skin for a makeup to act a Rambo in an action movie. If they know the whole process how this photo album has been produced, however, they may feel sorry for their doubts, and admire Bae Yongjoon the more.

    <Starting the mom-jjang project, he took nothing but chicken breast and several liters of water a day>

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    When the offer was made to produce a photo album, BYJ said as follows:
    "It's important, to be sure, to show good looks to the fans. As it is the first photo album shooting to me, however, I want it to be such as to leave something meaningful to me as well. I 'd like it to be a severe job like a movie- or drama-shooting rather than just to pose myself in places scenic or with wonderful backgrounds. This photo album shooting will be a new challenge to me. Though many offers have been made from Japan to publish a photo album, I've always wanted to do that job with a Korean company. I think cultural differences (between the producer and him) should not exist to show properly what I am. And I also think Japanese people want to see the BYJ in Korea, not the BYJ in Japan."

    BYJ's new challenge triggered this project and took about 9 months to reach the finish line. It cost as much as 4 billion won to produce and additional 1 billion won will be for its advertisement. As it is, it's more than a simple photo album project. Mr. Jeong Hyeok, Art director of 'Coma' which produces the photo album said, "It's no less than shooting a movie." This is exactly what BYJ meant.

    Among various jobs prepared minutely for 9 months, the most remarkable 'incident' is, resultantly, BYJ's body. It was not until exactly 4 months had lapsed since his starting body-shaping with the professional trainer that BYJ could become satisfied with his body.

    For the initial 4 months of the project, he seldom appeared in public, allotting the entire time allowed him to fighting with barbells. He didn't want to do it roughly, just to imitate momjjang, now somehow in fashion. Once committed, he wanted the best body. That desire made him put up with everything.

    According to him, the basis of bodybuilding is not simply exercising. BYJ says, "80% of good body shaping should be dependant on food." To be a momjjang, one should change his eating habit thoroughly. Starting the momjjang project, he took nothing but chicken breast and several liters of water a day. Breakfast, lunch, supper...always chicken breast on the table. He followed the advice of his trainer that taking salt and sugar prevents him from achieving good result in a short period. He suffered from seriously unbalanced nutrition on the while, which caused people around him deep worries. However, nobody could stop him, for they dared not to open their mouths in front of him struggling in pursuit of perfection.

    Chicken breast was definitely good for making muscles as the trainer had said. However, it tastes so dry and hard that gourmets avoid it. It must have been toil to BYJ who enjoys visiting gourmet restaurants. Moreover, continual chewing of chicken breast causing some trouble with his teeth,
    he even had to mince it to eat. Despite all, he would not stop the project.

    On the day before shooting, the situation became more severe. He didn't take a single drop of water, not to mention of chicken breast. He also followed every word of the trainer's advice that muscles could be shown best when the last drop of water was drained out of the body. The shooting, starting when he was already near-exhausted, proceeded for 6 hours. When the last cut completed, he could stand up only supported by others. Before explaining the process how he became the so-called momjjang, he should have pre-warned, "Whoever you are, and whatever you do, never imitate it without an expert's help." However, he might say to himself silently, "I did it. I did it again."

    <Born fighter choosing a 'documentary'>

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    Keeping a status of a star for the last 10 years, BYJ has had a desire for traveling. He is too famous, however, to take an aimless trip without being noticed. Another project of this photo album, 'Travel', was planned to quench his desire more or less. The producer proposed him to film in Europe, for the travel might be good enough itself and could produce 'good pictures' rather easily. BYJ knew well that each of ancient European buildings could be an excellent studio for shooting. He objected to it, however.

    "Though it may be a difficult job, I'd like to shoot where they know me, where they recognize my value, that is, Asia. Particularly, I want to go to the countries I've never visited before. I can do jobs in Europe later."

    Accordingly, Malaysia and Thailand were decided as shooting locations. These shootings, as BYJ had said, were not easy jobs. With 40 concepts of 'the Traveler' project, shootings took place in 39 different places. By the way, BYJ on shooting was so strange! He was not like ordinary artistes we think we know well. This is what Art director Mr. Cheong Hyeok explained about the strange (?) BYJ:

    "He didn't want to look stylish. In general, artistes perform to show themselves as cool as possible. Mr. Yongjoon emphasized on naturalness more than that. He wanted to show himself as he was. Thus, the shooting proceeded like filming a documentary. He didn't do such as gazing at the camera. It seemed that he wanted to show the new, different BYJ from the previous ones."

    People who know BYJ prefer to call him 'a born fighter' instead of ' a born actor'. He adheres to his work to that degree and, after tasting the victory, moves to a bigger challenge. He has shown such him fully throughout the photo album shooting.

    <the end>



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

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    9/11 Bunggae
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  • liezleliezle (^_^)v Posts: 10,563Friend of Soompi

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    More from 9/11 Bunggae
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  • francesfrances Posts: 2,683Member

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    edited October 2005
    ~ first time i've read this article image what a treat !!

    [Trans] Cine21(10/14/2003, No. 422) BYJ's Photocommentary on Untold Scandal

    Article : Cine21(10/14/2003, No. 422)/ Manggeon tightening my head, anxiety irritating Mr. Director
    Written by Bae Yongjoon
    Translated by 잔돌밭youngsun
    posted in BYJ's KOB


    [Manggeon*1) tightening my head, anxiety irritating Mr. Director]

    Written by Bae Yong joon, leading male actor of [Untold Scandal] / Black & white photos by Bae Yong Joon


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    "My God, 4 months' shooting from now on... Luckily, I didn't seal the contract yet"

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    It's not until both the movie company and I had to pass over several obstacles that I was given the role of Jo Won, the unprecedented playboy. As for my party, all including my managers objected desperately to my choice of a 'period movie' as my debut to the silver screen. And Mr. Director himself never dreamt to cast me as Jo Won. I could understand them. Judged from my drama images, it was sure to be a venture. The stronger the objections from my acquaintances became, however, the more intensely something from my inside kept signaling, "It's my role". Nevertheless, I couldn't imagine myself wearing a topknot, either. I as well as the movie company agreed to a tentative makeup test: I took off glasses, wore a beard and mustache, then a traditional costume, and then a topknot. When I did all my hair up into a topknot, and tightened the manggeon for the first time in my life, my head started to ache all at once. My only thought at the moment was to throw away everything. Director Lee Jaeyong was so meticulous that he would not permit girding a manggeon around short hair when wearing a topknot. Umm, then, I would always have to do my hair up tight like this... Their unanimous inspiring responses that it suited me surprisingly well made me forget the ache, but only for an instant... Four months' shooting period... I felt dizzy in the head... Umm...didn't I seal the contract yet, did I?


    "Press hard! I've done enough for myself..."

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    All the actors make it a rule to prepare much before starting their new works, but, this time, I had to learn even 'how to walk' newly. Before shooting, I learned the poise of the nobility, manners of wearing a traditional costume, and the tea ceremony. Trying this or that gesture in an unaccustomed traditional costume, I felt even walking was difficult. I also had to learn how to ride a horse and to use a sword. Moreover, as Jo Won kept porno graphs of his love affairs with women, I had to learn drawing Korean paintings as well. Our ancestors were said to be good at everything; they were not only good at poetry, calligraphy and painting, but could plan their own houses. How lucky I am to be born in the 20th century! There still remained an important task of weight loss; muscular physique didn't become a scholar in the Joseon Dynasty. For 2 months until the movie crank-in I increased the amount of exercise greatly and began a spare diet. At last everybody, on seeing me, began to mention I had lost weight. However, the staff whom I met almost everyday didn't show any response. One day when shooting was taken in Andong, I told Producer Yujin and still photographer Taehwan triumphantly to press me down on the abdomen, only to receive no response from them. Saying "Well, how can we tell that you have lost weight or not, because we don't know how you were before?", they hurried to the snack table...


    "May we finish it safe and sound"

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    On Feb. 6, 2003. At last came the first day of shooting. Cold winter wind pierced into me through the thin traditional costume. There held a sacrifice to gods for the safe progress of filming. I, together with Sister Misook, and Ms. Doyon, made ceremonial deep bows toward the smiling head of a pig with bills of money in its mouth. That posture of propping hair with her hands, to support the weight of her 4kg-heavy wig, would harass Sister Misook throughout the shooting period more than my topknot did me. What did I think of, while bowing that deeply? Jo Won in blindingly white robe made wishes softly... Mr. Director, staff members, Sister Misook, Ms. Doyon...all of them are competent and trustworthy...may we finish this long trail safe and sound! Then, the new movie actor Bae Yongjoon murmured his wishes... May my first movie not disappoint those nice persons who believe me with their best...may it be kept as a page of good memory in my life album!


    "Cigarettes increase in number, whereas my body decreases in weight!"

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    It is quite true that nothing on the earth is easy to deal with. Dialogues such as 'hath done', 'dost thou know...' were like no less than foreign jargons to me, and their quantity was substantial. Moreover, the insidiousness of the character Jo Won was beyond imagination. Though I had spoken countless sweet dialogues and shed much tear, I could not tackle easily such a character as was confessing sincere love with his own mouth, but, on turning around, was wearing a mean smile instantly. The taciturn Director Lee Jaeyong seemed much worried inwardly. Ah~~ my hand turned automatically to a cigarette that I had avoided for a while. I could hear my weight reducing. I should not have lost weight intentionally before. His serious expression seen in the picture was captured at Seoul Cinema Complex on one day of the two months when the Buyongjeong scenes had been shot. Might he want to fly away the sense of obligation and stress in cigarette smoke...?


    "How queer Mr. Director was at yo scenes"

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    A 'yo' scene... a very witty term referring to a bed scene of a period movie. Women with whom Jo Won slept were numerous, including kisaengs*2), So-ok who was both a would-be concubine to the husband of Lady Jo, Jo Won's cousin, and daughter to his ex-mistress (what a pair of mom and daughter they were!), etc,. Therefore, I shot a number of yo scenes... Jo Won, yes, he really has many women, I thought. It was not merely its performance but its appearance on the big screen that annoyed me. Moreover, it was also the role of a male actor to cover the actress when she became strained with yo scenes. However, I myself had never shot those scenes before! Worried that I might feel awkward at my first bed scenes, Mr. Director was so kind as to give a bodily demonstration of every bed scene. Mr. Director demonstrating solemnly those things ranging from odd moans to queer motions looked to me no less than a savior. The shooting site was filled with tension... Something must be wrong. Mr. Director and Sister PD, looking at the monitor, were exchanging words in a low voice for fear that someone might overhear them. I gave an unnecessarily loud shout, "Well, what are you two talking about? Please speak up for me to hear you!!" At the instant, the site was full of laughter. However, I seem not to have succeeded in hiding the pressing tension despite of my hard effort to shake it off. The picture, taken during the interval of yo scenes, shows me making a face with the head twisted to one side, at the corner of the shooting site...


    "Sister Lee Misook, may I call you Big Brother?"

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    I felt particularly at ease whenever there was a shooting with Sister Misook. Perhaps thanks to her deep and rich personality, I could appreciate every advice of her who took the voluntary duty of a training instructor. The range of her view was wider than anyone else at the shooting site to an extent that she was called 'production director'. I felt very respectful of her who could turn her rich experiences into care and generosity for her juniors and peers. She shows personally what a 'senior' should be. I sometimes felt like calling her 'Big Brother'... Toward the end of filming, I could afford psychological serenity to pick up a camera and took to my own photographing. This picture of Sister Misook was taken by me during the interval between shooting scenes for the opening title sequence where I exchanged a subtle glance with her for the first time: she, in a magnificent white court dress, was discussing on the next scene with Sister PD. The presence of Sister Misook seen through the viewfinder of a camera either still or in motion pictures was felt very huge to beyond expression.


    "What a pity for Mr. Director to waste his acting skill..."

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    Although I'd already heard that Director Lee Jaeyong was meticulous, it was far beyond imagination. His sense of humor was also extraordinary. How terse and witty his word was! It was such that you would explode into laughter only when you went your way one or two steps, and then, stopping your way, would look back at him again. Moreover, his demonstration of acting for characters was another fun of the shooting site. His demonstrations for wicked and bewitching expressions of Lady Jo, deceitful manners of Jo Won, and decent walking of Lady Sook as well made me wonder why he didn't become an actor himself. The picture shows me, standing side by side with him and following his hand movements. As we studied together which performance could be better, our postures and expressions might get assimilated. The poises of Mr. Director and me looking down at the monitor are almost the same, excepting the difference of our heights. Another characteristic of him is that he never shouts. Mr. Director in my photos was shown only in silhouette, buried in the background; like himself who didn't lose his own pace, however noisy his surrounding was.


    "Hurry up, finish kissing quickly!"

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    While on persistent operations to seduce Lady Sook, the role of JDY, I was shooting a kissing scene, the supposedly fatal blow to her. Its tension was no less than that of yo scenes. Though the kissing was instant, it meant Lady Sook the first bodily relationship confirming her feelings of love, and, to me, the flashing realization that she, unlike other women, should not be trifled with. As the expression of this subtle feeling was more difficult than the smile of a playboy, I made quite many NGs. Moreover, as hairs of my beard and mustache glued around my mouth fell off, I had to redress them whenever I made an NG. As it kept raining on of off, with changeable weather, the staff was also worried. The looks of those surrounding the two serious-looking actors were graver. They might urge secretly, "Hurry up, finish kissing quickly!!! Before we have more rain!!!"


    "All of you did really great jobs"

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    Nobody who hasn't experienced the hardship of the staff can know the degree of their difficulties. To say nothing of the long preparation term and the great shooting trail from winter to summer, for it was a period movie which required the attentive hands of the staff to every bit of its details, the sight of the staff working at the location was enormously touching. The art team was busy applying bean oil on the all corners of the floor in the Korean room within camera angles, and sprinkling water there for better color effect. They worked so hard that the shooting director, checking camera angles, would shout, "No! That's out of the angle! No more of it!!!" The grip team had to stand in the pond all day long, drenched to the waist, to hold the boat loaded with cameras for the boating scenes at Unrimsanbang; the assistant director planted out-of-season reeds one by one; the lighting team gazed ruefully at the whimsical sun playing hide and seek with clouds. However, they would not know how beautiful they looked every instant. Click, click, as I photographed their looks with my camera, their memories were kept in my mind. The filming period was felt only too long at the time... On retrospect, it's felt thrilling as if it had been an instant. Now, [Untold Scandal], out of the hands of those who produced it, has passed to the audience for the final judgment. For me, it will become a precious memory that I will turn to over and over again like an aged B&W picture.


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    *1) manggeon: a horsehair-woven headband
    *2) kisaeng: a female entertainer who makes a feast or a drinking party more enjoyable
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  • francesfrances Posts: 2,683Member

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    more black & white photos taken by yong joon during the Untold Scandal filming image

    from cine21

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

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    Frances, thank you for finding that article written by Yong Joon. Like you it's my first time to read it. I didn't even see that in Quilt. Youngsun is a good translator too image

    I love the 1st and the 2nd b&w photos taken by Yong Joon. I noticed that he likes people as his subject. Btw, the original BOF office will be gallery house/exhibit hall of Yong Joon? I'm pretty sure that it will attract many tourists. As it is now, it has been attracting tourists. I hope tBOF will showcase Yong Joon's photos.
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  • Totter TotTotter Tot Posts: 130Member
    One of my favourite actors. image



    Jewel is the name;
    Money-making is the aim.
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  • happiebbhappiebb Posts: 394Member
    QUOTE(liezle @ Oct 22 2005, 12:53 AM) »

    Frances, thank you for finding that article written by Yong Joon. Like you it's my first time to read it. I didn't even see that in Quilt. Youngsun is a good translator too image


    yes, youngsun's a fantastic translator... i've always loved her trans work image
  • liezleliezle (^_^)v Posts: 10,563Friend of Soompi

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    Still from 9/11 Bunggae
    source : www.coffeesarang.pe.kr

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    Hello Totter Tot, welcome to Bae Yong Joon ~ It's All About Bae thread! Please do drop by often image
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  • francesfrances Posts: 2,683Member

    ROOKIE

    QUOTE(liezle @ Oct 22 2005, 01:53 AM) »

    Frances, thank you for finding that article written by Yong Joon. Like you it's my first time to read it. I didn't even see that in Quilt. Youngsun is a good translator too image


    hey liezle, i wish yong joon will make a photocommentary everytime he makes a film or a tv drama. would love to read his thoughts about his work, his relationship w/ his peers, anything !!! image

    i agree w/ you, youngsun is a great translator. we're lucky to have her.


    hello Totter Tot, nice to have u in yong joon's thread image we hope to have u around more often..
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  • liezleliezle (^_^)v Posts: 10,563Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    9/11 Bunggae
    source : www.coffeesarang.pe.kr

    This is the last batch of photos from the 9/11 Bunggae.

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  • t05galt05gal Posts: 49Member
    QUOTE(liezle @ Oct 22 2005, 03:54 AM) »

    9/11 Bunggae
    source : www.coffeesarang.pe.kr

    This is the last batch of photos from the 9/11 Bunggae.

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    Hi Liezle, Frances and everyone,

    You gals are awesome! Hope you get a big hug one day from D man himself image

    Yesterday I went to meet insoo with my hubby, and guess what? he enjoyed the movie. the next day he jokingly said ya..he's now a joonie fan image
  • carolinecaroline Posts: 315Member
    QUOTE(frances @ Oct 22 2005, 12:22 AM) »

    ~ first time i've read this article image what a treat !!

    [Trans] Cine21(10/14/2003, No. 422) BYJ's Photocommentary on Untold Scandal

    Article : Cine21(10/14/2003, No. 422)/ Manggeon tightening my head, anxiety irritating Mr. Director
    Written by Bae Yongjoon
    Translated by 잔돌밭youngsun
    posted in BYJ's KOB


    Thanks Frances , this is also the first time I've read this article.... image

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