Was involved in SGTripleS fanclub charity event for Kyu's birthday thus the late posting. Just finished translating this article. Jungminnie is sooo cute!!(Opps.. I shouldnt say he is cute... he want ppl to say that he is handsome) but still he is soooo adorable... But I can totally understand how he feels when all 5 of them start pathing their own solo route... the despair, the crossroads & stress he is facing, whether will there still be fans supporting for him, the 1st in the group to launch his album, etc... but now I think he can have a peaceful mind with still so many fans, and TS supporting him! ^^
An interview with Park Jung Min [Dont Wish To Be Praised As Pretty]
Korean idol group SS501 members went solo individually, one of the flower boy, Park Jung Min, is the 1st to come out with his solo album, and continue to expand worldwide, wanting to find his path thru Japan and the Greater China（slam10: it means countries like Taiwan, China & Hong Kong), he planned to film his idol drama during May in Taiwan, and he wants to be more manly as he is going to be 25 soon, has always been praised as flower boy, thus he stressed that [Please do not say I am pretty, I want to be called handsome!]
Recently, a lot of Korean groups are having conflicts with their management company and Park Jung Min is the minority who is very lucky to be able to start his solo activities very smoothly.
Solo (Depression and fear)
He used to say during an interview in Korea, before deciding to go solo that he was quite scared, and also suffered from depression, but after days starting officially for his solo activities, even though he feels lonely, but fortunately he has a bunch of very nice and warmth co-workers, giving him a chance to start anew thus he doesnt feel lonely anymore.
He said[I will worry those fans who like SS501 initially, whether they can still continue to acknowledge my solo performance?] After he announced that he is going solo, fans still expressed enthusiasm for his performance, the ground floor of his management company which he just joined, are filled with fans from different countries, making him feel at ease, [Thus I have written the lyrics of "NOT ALONE" <I am not alone> when composing my new song]
From a division of job role for 5 people to a person who is fighting alone, he said that he does not really feel tired, [When I am in the group, usually I am the spokeperson on behalf for everyone. So it should be when the rest of the members go solo, they should be the one who miss me instead.] He expressed that even though the members did not really meet up often, but they still care and concern about one another working conditions, [When I was filming for my MV, Hyung Jun came to visit me on set.]
Ate chicken breast meat (slim down 12kg)
Wanting to project a new image for his solo activities, Park Jung Min painstakinglylost 12kg, by eating chicken breast meat and working out at the gym so as to shred those kilos.
For his activities in Greater China, his chinese language has improved leaps and bounds, when interviewing him, he can recognise all the word (single) of the sentence and even guess what the reporter is asking, after his photoshoot, he also can even use Mandarin to say confidently [I want to take a look.] During the fanmeeting he also used a series of chinese sentences making the fans capitvated by him, but, he only have 15 days to seriously learn Mandarin.
When chatting about his album, [my songs actually has continue the style of SS501, but we have added the orchestra and rock element in so as to create a new feel.] He has a kind of manga flower boy look, thus he was being scouted by the mother of Taiwan idol drama, Angie Chai, who arrange him to act in an idol drama this coming May, he said [Recently, I just watched "Corner With Love" which is very interesting!]
He was being praised a flower boy who is "more pretty than a girl", where his style of cute smile and playful pout totally captured all the ladies' and aunties' hearts. He shook his head and said that he doesnt like to be praised as "pretty", he specially said in Mandarin [我要二十五岁了，希望被称为帅气，是有魅力的男生。(I will be 25 years old soon, hope to be praised as handsome, charismatic guy)]
He continue after thinking [when I was 18 years old, I hope to be praised as cute, even though I debuted early, during that time I looked older than my actual age, so nobody praised me that way before.]
Asked whether he wanna beef up to be muscle-man just like the other korean stars? He laughed [I dont think that image suits me cos I am too skinny, although I wanna train to have those, but now I really cant.] He seems to be afraid to be laugh at for being "girlish", he immediately stressed that [I still have a bit of biceps! When I was in Japan the previous time, they need me to strip half naked for the photoshoot, I didnt even have time to train my body, so I dont know whether they will help to photoshop the photos for me.]
Captions beside the pic of Jungminnie holding on to a handphone (below right corner of 2nd scan) : Park Jung Min's standard of Chinese is quite good, when interviewing him, he comically read out the messages from the reporter's handphone!
SS501 Member, Kim Hyung Jun Solo Showcase Tickets, Sold Out Within 5mins, Showing His Popularity.
First time coming out with his solo music album, Kim Hyung Jun will be starting his promotions activities in March. This time the showcase is not only Kim Hyung Jun wanting the fans to know that he is coming back but also it is his determination to forge ahead in his music career. His showcase ticket were sold out within 5mins, showing Kim Hyung Jun's popularity. Of course, with regards to his new album, fans are eagerly looking forward, anticipating. Kim Hyung Jun's company said [After the news about the first Solo Showcase is out, fans all over the world are eagerly waiting, for the 1st 2 hours during the ticket sales, the korean website traffic was very heavy. And, when after the start of the ticket sales, the system start to malfunction after which it caused the server to crash, causing the tickets cant be sold.]
TV drama <<Playful Kiss>> has taken over Asian Television.
TV drama <<Playful Kiss>> will premiere in Malaysia and Singapore on the 5th of next month and on 17th in Japan via Fuji TV, and it's believed that this will set off another wave for Korean TV drama. During the 1st broadcast of <<Playful Kiss>> in Taiwan during last year's 27 Dec, it was 1st place in terms of tv ratings. And in Thailand, Philippines etc.. television stations have already bought over the TV broadcasting rights which set a new record for the most expensive rights for the Korean TV.
On the other hand <<Playful Kiss>> will be broadcasting at Japan's Fuji TV, the cast will be going to Japan for promotional activites. On the 13th of next month, the lead casts Kim Hyun Joong, Jung So Min, Lee Tae Sung will be holding a fanmeeting at Japan Tokyo NHK Centre, with fans interaction and have a series of wonderful songs performance. The 2 events can accomodate 3600 fans, however tickets were sold out instantly. In order to make up to the fans who didn't manage to obtain the tickets, the actual fanmeeting will be broadcast "live" to 12 cinema locations across Japan.
In addition, the <<Playful Kiss>> DVD which will be release on the 2nd of next month has also been a struggle to pre-order among fans, with optimistic sales expected. As television drama's first produced special edition which was posted on YouTube, the record of 15 million views <<Playful Kiss>> is to be broadcast across Asia's 10 countries and areas.
Social commerce company Coupang [representative Kim Bum Hee (slam10: sorry if i translate the name wrongly) www.coupang.com] hired Kim Hyun Joong and Lee Na Young as the ad models for this advertisement. After showing the coupang ad on 24th, they will slowly launch a series of ads, the ad will have story theme which shows the characteristics of Social Commerce that is interesting to understand.
In the new ads, model Kim Hyun Joong and Lee Na Young will become a space giant who are overlooking the earth. This concept aroused the curiosity of the audience.
Kim Bum Hee representative said "This advertisement is an investment for the future, against the company's development strategy is the decision." "Social commerce market is huge, company judge that Social Commerce has a need to do some promotions events for the customers, thus we have consider choosing the most effective media to push this ad."
Today is our Kyu's birthday!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY KYU!!! ^^
Source: Star News Chinese Trans: redcat111 @www.kimkyujong.com.cn
Chinese to English Trans: http//cllslam10.blogspot.com Please repost with credits
To welcome idol group SS501 member Kim Kyu Jong's birthday, fellow artistes and fans gave their congratulatory greetings.
Member Park Jung Min sent his greetings via twitter at around 12.30am KST "Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! I love Kyu Jong! Happy Birthday! (Birthday song tune)" in text. Followed by "Let's work hard together this year, have a huge success which will shocked everyone! I love you!" not forgetting praising him.
Member Kim Hyung Jun also tweeted at around 2am "Happy Birthday! Kyu Jong, I love you. Come quick." birthday greetings.
After which is a very close singer friend, Sim Eunjin also tweeted "Oh, Kyu Jong's birthday! Happy Birthday!" joining in the congratulatory greetings.
Then all Kim Kyu Jong's fanclub changed their fansite picture to "Kim Kyu Jong's Birthday" etc. To commemorate his birthday card they start a blood donation campaign.
Fans sent congratulatory messages like "Sincerely congratulate the 25-year-old birthday!","Kyu mum, thank you for giving birth to such a great son".
On the other hand Kim Kyu Jong and Heo Young Saeng had their 1st fanmeeting in Seoul last December. Now they are preparing for their solo activites.
I wanna watch this drama... I am really very curious about it. Kim Kyu Jong's Never Ending Love, Park Jung Min's Meet & lastly Kim Hyung Jun's Black City. Hopefully it will be out soon and also hope that someone can help to sub it fast. ^^
Btw, I have omitted some parts that are not related to our boys.
A production by eight popular directors, starring over 30 K-wave stars with the topic: "Super Star" on publicity posters, is finally revealed as melo-drama "PIANISSIMO" which aroused heated discussions.
The drama which is making the asian fans excited "PIANISSIMO" which exudes "Come & Goes in Silence" as a theme for all the different love stories. The drama with a total of 8 episodes (Black City, Never Ending Love, Happy Fiction, Love is You, Neddlestick down Grape Prince(slam10: sorry, don't really how to translate this so I literally translate it), Mobius, Magic Hour and Meet), which are presented by the Hallayu stars and famous creative directors for the elements of the melo-drama.
The drama includes SS501 members Kim Kyu Jong, Kim Hyung Jun, Park Jung Min, singer Moon Hee Jun, Son Ho Young, Nam Gyu-ri, Tei, Bae Seul Ki, Seo Ji Young, Ex-member of Baby V.OX Shim Eun Jin, Kim EZ, Kong Hyun Joo, Hong Jong Oh, Park Ki Ung, Lee Tae Sung, Hong Soo Hyun, Won Jun Choi etc represented by 30 over korean stars. As they have singers participating, acting in this drama for the 1st time, so you will get a different feeling when watching this drama.
Recently, in a newcomer singer, Eiki, music mv "Tearing", they used the scenes from SS501 Kim Hyung Jun, Son Ho Young and Bae Seul Ki [Black City] which caused a topic.
Mainly with K-wave Music Artist acting in this Melo-drama<Pianissimo> estimated to break television drama's sterotypes at the same time inciting another K-wave. The programme is scheduled to meet fans early 2011.
Wow, Jungminnie is really extremely popular in Taiwan. The fans oractically follows everywhere he goes!! Tried my best translating this vid, quite tough to translate this vid. I really apologise if there are any errors.
Voice-over: Coming to Taiwan, he did not really learnt anything but he learnt 1 thing which is kneeling down to praise fans, but this kneeling stunt is good cos he has captured all the fans' hearts. The fans followed him everywhere he went, worshipping him like a god. Whenever he went is like a diety parade. (slam10: In taiwan, whenever there is some festival or what, the dieties will be out parading on the streets) Heard that he will be coming back to Taiwan again for filming, if he comes a few more times, he can buy a house there.
Lady @ Studio: Let's talk about SS501 Park Jung Min. This is his 5th day in Taiwan. The way he runs his activities is like walking show. (slam10: I dont really know how to translate this cos I dont really understand the last phrase as some phrases used by the taiwanese are totally different from what we used.)
Voice-over: SS501 Park Jung Min came to Taiwan to promote his "Not Alone" album and had a fansign session at the XiMenDing Red House Square. On that day, there was a sea of umbrella. Those fans who are unable to squeeze in the crowd at the ground floor are all squeeze at the 2nd level.
Jung Min: Very touched. So my fans, please do not catch a cold, do not slip down.
Voice-over: After the fansign, Park Jung Min and his entourage went to a Thai restaurant for their dinner. A lot of fans were there too. After the dinner, went leaving the restaurant, even though it's raining, Jung Min still accept all the gifts from fans. Then he went to a book store. During his last trip, Jung Min also came to the same book store.
Words on the screen: The bookstore can find me to be their spokeperson.
Words on the screen: Park Jung Min's version of walking on the red carpet
Voice-over: Park Jung Min will be coming back to Taiwan in May for his drama filming, thus he was shopping for his stuff to use when he comes back in May. The fans were following along the way and Jung Min was in all smiles at them. 20th Feb Fanmeeting Party, Park Jung Min sang and dance, communicate in Mandarin with the fans and sang William Wei Li An's "Yes or No", Park Jung Min, you really love Taiwan.
Back to studio
Mickey Huang (in black): Mandarin quite good!
Phil Chang (in grey): He really practised very hard!
Mickey Huang: He really put his heart in.
Phil Chang: He is not that kind who will anyhow speak or say Thank You.
Lady: He kept speaking Mandarin, kept practising.
Mickey Huang: He knows how to sing alot of Chinese songs.
Mickey Huang: He even sang William Wei Li An's "Yes or No".
Lady: He also sang "Bo Beep"
Mickey Huang: Correct, he sang "Bo Beep"
Phil Chang: He really practise
Lady: He is coming back to Taiwan in May for drama filming thus he really practise very hard.
Mickey Huang: He went to buy furnitures right?
Lady: Yup, he went to take a look at some furnitures.
Phil Chang: He is not bad, not a person who earned money already and just went back.
Mickey Huang: He really manages his stuff carefully. Wow, he went out is like a diety parade.
Lady: *gestures a huge group* Do you know, I met Park Jung Min who is on his way for his meal on coincidence when I was out having my meal too. The restaurant was initially empty, after Jung Min went up to the restaurant at level 2 (slam10: it is a 2 level restaurant), suddenly it was all full house at the 1st level. After Jung Min left the restaurant, it became empty. painstakingly.
Korean group SS501, Park Jung Min has left Taiwan on 22 Feb. 200 over fans were at the airport to bid him farewell. The day before, he had an interview with CHANNEL[V] show "Love JK" hosted by Ken Wu. Proud of his flower boys looks, other than his natural beauty, he also spend money to maintain his looks. [I have to work hard to earn money so as to go salon to maintain, only then my skin will be good. Got to invest in your skin.]
He said that if he sees any skincare products which are good, he is willing to spend the money to buy them. [It's a must to use good cosmetic products, and it is important to remove your make-up after that] As his skin is prone to be sensitive, thus he will always bring eye masks, ear plugs, moisturiser and hand cream.
Park Jung Min's standard of Chinese is not bad, his best chinese is those "chasing" girls phrase: [You are very beautiful. Can you be my girlfriend? Can I have your number?] which are very funny and interesting. CHANNEL[V] show "Love JK" hosted by Ken Wu will broadcast every Monday to Friday, at 7pm in the evening.