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BinJin Timeline (Part A): (Based on facts or sightings reported by Koreans/Korean Medias and not based on fan imagination that’s for sure)   2003: HB attended YJ ‘One Moment to Remember

WOW, apparently when you leave to go on an ice-cream, crying, CLOY-rewatch, drinking binge post Baeksangs, you come back to 40 new added members and 40 new pages of content, PLUS a million new species

Hi all,    I was introduced to CLOY January of this year, and was instantly hooked and binged watched all available episodes and eagerly awaited every weekend when new episodes are released.

O.K. I was trying to find the link to an article or interview where, I believe HB commented on his having an MA and how he wants his children to be proud that he is educated (not verbatim). One of the shippers in this forum (can't remember which one) explained why Koreans emphasize education because when they have to fill out various forms for their children, parents have to list their educational backgrounds. She said it is viewed as a source of pride to have post-secondary education. While I couldn't find the link I was looking for, the following link states that:

 

https://kprofiles.com/hyun-bin-profile-facts/

 

Highlights:


– He graduated from Chung-Ang University in 2004 and majored in Theater Studies.
– In 2009, he enrolled at Chung-Ang University to get a Master’s degree.

 

There is also additional information on the Internet that associates him as an alumnus of Chong-Ang University. I know alumnus can be indicative of a male graduate of a university and/or someone who previously attended. However, unless things are different in SK than they are in the U.S., you can't pursue a Master's (MA) unless you can first show you have received a Bachelor's degree (BA) (or met the appropriate comparable criteria that is considered equivalent to having a BA).

28 minutes ago, Samsam said:

Ok, so Hyun Bin will be leaving for Jordan on the 13th and they’re taking a chartered flight as confirmed in an article posted today by Naver. 


Ye Jin, it’s okay. :dontwanna:


i have a dumb question though. For chartered flights, do they need to go through airport inspection/the works? Or they go straight at the tarmac and the airport staff will attend to them their? Hoping to see fancams on the 13th. 

 

 

Thanks for the update! I clicked on the link you gave and opted on the site for the English translation. It's rambling on about weird date translations like December 13, 2020 and other inconsistent dates. Is that just a fluke? Hopefully, the link will retain what I saw when you view it.

 

https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/108/0002878117?lfrom=twitter

 

 

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@Baylack oh interesting. I haven't come across that fact sheet before about his potential MA in 2009 ^_^ Are we sure that is possible though. Binnie did get more busy later in 2009 lol.. Friends Our League filmed January-June. He was in Seattle October-March 2010 (He was in Seattle early as he was taking English classes). In 2008, he was filming I Am Happy before World Within :lol: Gosh if he really somehow found the time post MNIKSS success.. I remember him mentioning something of the matter in regards to children being proud. Although I don't remember the MA part.. I haven't come across the interview again yet though lol

 

I guess he could have gone back to school in 2007

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5 hours ago, itspeanutbutterjellytime said:

I found a live footage of all of us here after realising:

- HB will finally be leaving to Jordan on 13 July and most likely not be back for SIDA or his birthday
- not knowing when the next time we will ever see BinJin together in public

- Having to recycle contents from TN and CLOY era until God knows when to survive the drought

- Trying to be patient for THE confirmation and be reminded to ship responsibly because BinJin do not owe us anything and can take all the time they need/want

- the rest of the world telling us to move on from CLOY

 

That's the funniest and most accurate description ever of Binjin shippers LOL!!

 

@Samsam Thanks for the update on HB and HJM's flight to Jordan! I am surprised the media got hold of the actual date. Hopefully because it's a chartered flight, both of them can go via a VIP passage way without having to face media/ fans. Though I would love to have fancams, but celebrities and social distancing is sensitive topic now in SK. Knetz may start criticising if fans appear at the airport and media capture that...

 

We might actually get their arrival footage in Jordan by the Royal Jordan Film Commission. Same as what we got for the staff and crew. This is also a big deal for the Film commission cuz its the first foreign production crew to start filming again after the lockdown. Plus HB and HJM are big stars, so that will be good publicity for the film commission too.

 

RE: HB's Master's degree. I was also searching about this info much earlier, and someone pointed me to VAST official site. Its not in the Eng version but in the Korean version of HB, it says he is a from the Graduate School of Arts at Chung-Ang University. So this confirms he obtained his MA.

 

http://www.vastenm.com/theme/vaste/02/artists01_view.php?type=top&no=2

 

Auto-translate :

- Myung Hyun Bin
- Date of birth1982.09.25
- height 185cm
- Blood type B
- Graduate School of Arts at Chung-Ang University

 

Original in Korean :

이름현빈
생년월일1982.09.25
키185cm
혈액형B

학력중앙대학교 예술대학원

 

RE: HB's brother. I was also confused by the Taxi interview where it seems he said he has 2 brothers. But I think it might be a translation error, cuz it says "I have one brother who graduated from Seoul Uni and another who is an inspector". Could be referring to the same brother, or other older hyungs in his relatives (cuz he was saying how he has relatives who are doing well".

 

Here's the Taxi interview with the confusing part of the brother at 1:11:00 

(REPOSTING VIDEO as previous link was the wrong one)

 

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, ElectricHearts said:

@Baylack oh interesting. I haven't come across that fact sheet before about his potential MA in 2009 ^_^ Are we sure that is possible though. Binnie did get more busy later in 2009 lol.. Friends Our League filmed January-June. He was in Seattle October-January 2010 (He was in Seattle early as he was taking English classes). In 2008, he was filming I Am Happy before World Within :lol: Gosh if he really somehow found the time lol.. I remember him mentioning something of the matter in regards to children being proud. Although I don't remember the MA part.. I haven't come across the interview again yet though lol

Keep in mind the highlight said he enrolled in 2009 to pursue an MA. It didn't state he completed it in '09. I 'm still digging for other substantial information regarding his educational pursuits. However, nowadays, even with the busiest of schedules it is possible to pursue all kinds of degree programs even online to match a person's schedule. A lot of it has to do with how committed a person is. If HB's history is any indication, it becomes very feasible that he could have pursued and earned an MA. It seems that once he sets his sight on something, he goes all in. You also want to keep in mind that an MA does not require as many credits as a BA. In the U.S., MAs can be 24 credits, 36 credits, 48 credits, if there is an emphasis, it can even be 60 or 60+ credits as opposed to BAs being anywhere from 120 credits-128 credits (in most cases). Like I said before, unless SK is different from the U.S.

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@TotoroSY yes, you’re right. Because of the Covid situation, fans will definitely not be allowed. And i totally forgot about the video that we got of The Bargaining crew. Hoping they will provide us with another footage when Hyun Bin and Co arrives on the 13th.  

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37 minutes ago, TotoroSY said:

 

That's the funniest and most accurate description ever of Binjin shippers LOL!!

 

@Samsam Thanks for the update on HB and HJM's flight to Jordan! I am surprised the media got hold of the actual date. Hopefully because it's a chartered flight, both of them can go via a VIP passage way without having to face media/ fans. Though I would love to have fancams, but celebrities and social distancing is sensitive topic now in SK. Knetz may start criticising if fans appear at the airport and media capture that...

 

We might actually get their arrival footage in Jordan, but the Royal Jordan Film Commission. Same as what we got for the staff and crew. This is also a big deal for the Film commission cuz its the first foreign production crew to start filming again after the lockdown. Plus HB and HJM are big stars, so that will be good publicity for the film commission too.

 

RE: HB's Master's degree. I was also searching about this info much earlier, and someone pointed me to VAST official site. Its not in the Eng version but in the Korean version of HB, it says he is a from the Graduate School of Arts at Chung-Ang University

 

http://www.vastenm.com/theme/vaste/02/artists01_view.php?type=top&no=2

 

Auto-translate :

- Myung Hyun Bin
- Date of birth1982.09.25
- height 185cm
- Blood type B
- Graduate School of Arts at Chung-Ang University

 

Original in Korean :

이름현빈
생년월일1982.09.25
키185cm
혈액형B

학력중앙대학교 예술대학원

 

RE: HB's brother. I was also confused by the Taxi interview where it seems he said he has 2 brothers. But I think it might be a translation error, cuz it says "I have one brother who graduated from Seoul Uni and another who is an inspector". Could be referring to the same brother, or other older hyungs in his relatives (cuz he was saying how he has relatives who are doing well".

 

Here's the Taxi interview with the confusing part of the brother at 1:11:00 

 

 

 

Here's some supplemental family makeup and educational background information that is "straight from the proverbial horse's mouth" (VAST site):

 

http://hyun-bin.net/_eng/html/profile.php

FAMILYFamily:

Parents, second son in a family of two brothers

Academic Background:

academic background/ 1989~1995 Shincheon elementaryschool
/ 1995~1998 Jamsin middleschool
/ 1998~2001 Youngdong highschool
/ 2001~2009 Chungang University Drama and Cinema
/ 2009~ MA, Art&Media, Chungang University, Seoul, Korea

 

So based on VAST's site, it's settled then. There are two boys in the family to which he is the 2nd brother. And, he received his MA in Art & Media from Chungang University, Seoul, Korea in 2009. His attendance dates for his BA and MA combined, based on above, spanned 2001-2009.

 

If the above link does not retain the English translation, the site will allow you to select an English, Japanese, Korean, or Chinese translation.

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Drought & Rain

Like changing seasons

That often come and go,

Life goes on

In its ebb and flow.

From high to low

And then high again,

Sometimes its drought

And Sometimes rain.

--A.K. Rilke

 

*** How most of us  must be feeling right now. Stay BINJIN strong, All. We are sailing on....

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1 hour ago, Baylack said:

 

/ 2009~ MA, Art&Media, Chungang University, Seoul, Korea

 

And, he received his MA in Art & Media from Chungang University, Seoul, Korea in 2009. His attendance dates for his BA and MA combined, based on above, spanned 2001-2009.

 


He didn't receive his masters based on this info, it says "2009~". Meaning, he was/is in the process of attaining his masters. Maybe he dropped out to keep acting before he enlisted. Maybe he finished and VAST didn't bother updating this since he's nearly 40 and his fans probably don't care as much anymore.

Also, the most likely reason it took 8 years is because not every class is available online and he likely didn't take a full load like normal students. Filming affects location, hours, and dates of availability. There's no way to be physically present for class if he was filming dramas or movies and when class is on M/T/W/TH/F's. Korean universities are very strict on attendance.

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2 hours ago, blackbeannoodle said:


He didn't receive his masters based on this info, it says "2009~". Meaning, he was/is in the process of attaining his masters. Maybe he dropped out to keep acting before he enlisted. Maybe he finished and VAST didn't bother updating this since he's nearly 40 and his fans probably don't care as much anymore.

Also, the most likely reason it took 8 years is because not every class is available online and he likely didn't take a full load like normal students. Filming affects location, hours, and dates of availability. There's no way to be physically present for class if he was filming dramas or movies and when class is on M/T/W/TH/F's. Korean universities are very strict on attendance.

Hello blackbeannoodle and thanks for the input! I'm not saying I can't learn any additional information (I'm always thirsting for additional knowledge) but I actually have 34 years of experience in academia (and counting :)) so I'm very familiar with the educational process as a whole. It happens to be one of my wheelhouses :). That's one of the reasons HB's educational background got my attention. I might add that the U.S. has strict post-secondary guidelines as well (too many to go into detail) but one in particular is named Satisfactory Academic Progress (better known as SAP). This is a BINJIN forum so I won't use up all the pages droning on about U.S. criteria.  

 

However, I do want to say if you make the argument that he has not received an MA based on how VAST has worded his educational background in the English version, you would also have to say it is not clear that he received his BA (undergraduate degree in 2004) as shown and supported on various sites. What it sounds like is that VAST needs to do a better job of maintaining its online database and/or translations so that the validity of the site can be trusted and not questioned. Otherwise, why offer profile information or any other information for that matter at all?

 

I think it was an Esquire interview where HB elaborated on his educational background but I've read so many things that it could have been some other interview. If I eventually come across it, I will post it or maybe it will be a case where I imagined it (although I don't think so).

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