duminică, 11 martie 2012

Kim Hyun Joong’s Restaurant “Jaksal Chicken” – 2012 Calendar

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Kim Hyun Joong - an Ambassador of UN Social Contribution Campaign of Korea [Others]

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[Article]Kim Hyun Joong… HELLO CRITICS!

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By LazerKim:  Kim Hyun Joong has been flocked with many critics in every corner of the internet. Any celebrity do encounter different types of people who criticize them, and I would say, they have gone used to it. Showbiz and politics has the same nature but different field. There are even celebrities who goes to court to file for libel charges mostly against media and some from on line who were posting malicious articles or write up against them. With tons of criticism thrown to Hyun Joong, so far he hadn’t gone to court and he manage to face those criticisms. At the internet, every time he’s being criticized, his fans are always on guard to protect him. Which I’m very proud of.
But how does an individual fan actually feels whenever somebody criticizes Hyun Joong? I can read them from everywhere but mostly at Youtube and Dramabeans. I can only laugh at those specially when I read from Youtube when somebody commented as “guys watch out, tone down your comments if you do not want to get into trouble with KHJ fans!!” I really laugh at that!! I can only guess, I think everyone at the internet knows how you deal with Hyun Joong’s critics!! And there’s someone who’s apologetic to start off her comment before she spilled out her criticism, and yet the following day I happen to drop by on that video clip, Hyun Joong fans were there about 4 of them defending Hyun Joong!!!

I’m sure you’re familiar with the drama Speed, which was offered to Hyun Joong but rejected it. I read an article about it, and there was about a hundred comments there, and most of it were negative harsh comments about Hyun Joong. And most of good praises were in favor of another actor which was suppose to be paired with Hyun Joong. And so I searched on this actor because I do not know the guy. And so it happens, this actor was much senior than Hyun Joong. I stated my comment as, how dare you compare a junior from a senior who’s old enough to be Hyun Joong’s father.
How did this actor started? I mean I’m sure he was not as good in his past. Same with Hyun Joong who’s a starter being an actor, and that other guy is a veteran actor. And same with Hyun Joong in due time he will be a veteran actor too and a good one if not the best actor. Everyone has to start somewhere, every actor was rather clumsy when they started and that’s natural for a beginner. In fact, Hyun Joong did a good start with BOF and we have seen how he improved when he did Playful Kiss.
Hyun Joong has a very good potential in acting and I firmly believe that. Or I would rather think some had misunderstood Hyun Joong’s character role Yoon Ji Hoo at BOF. When I first watched Hyun Joong at BOF I never expected that it was his first drama project. I was hooked by his character who may had minimal lines delivered, but played on his emotions which brought an excellent impact to the audience.
There was another article that seemed to me like a blind item featuring Hyun Joong.  The entire article was full of negative opinion particularly in his acting skills. I tried my best to be as diplomatic as I could, to comment and I asked the author to justify her opinion on how she watch a Korean drama. She replied saying she had watched more than 80 Korean dramas and American movies so she can identify who’s who. And she said I was the only one who contradicted the article. I replied back saying “How can I be agreeable  if what you’re saying was completely baseless.”!!

There’s another video of a showdown, I think Hyun Joong was one of the guest performer together with other groups. There was a war among the fans KHJ fans versus the fans from two other groups!!  I think there were about 7 pages of comments from three sides like a dispute!!  KHJ fans really fought back and they defend Hyun Joong, but none of KHJ fans ever criticized the other groups. But I can’t help noticed in that show, how come Hyun Joong was the only soloist within the showdown performance. And I’m proud to say Hyun Joong was the best performer in that show, without being bias.
Watching from the same video clip, at the audience gallery, you can identify who’s who among the fans are. The anti KHJ fans doesn’t cheer for him, and their faces were blank. But with one of the groups, although KHJ fans were not cheering but they were attentively watching the group, and they were waving U;zoosin light stick!! Do you know why? Because the members of that group are Hyun Joong’s friends. See? KHJ’s fans can identify Hyun Joong’s friends, they may not support them but they respect his friends. I can’t help but feel proud to be with the same crowd that Hyun Joong created.

Another example. Hyun Joong performed a cover for another artist, the video clip was uploaded by a KHJ fan. I was the first to comment, and I stated truthfully what I thought about Hyun Joong’s performance based on the original version since he did a cover and my comment was purely professional nothing personal in favor of Hyun Joong. I watched at least 4 live performances of the original version, just to see if Hyun Joong performed that music right since he performed cover.  And honestly Hyun Joong did a clean choreography and the song suits his voice range. Hyun Joong brought sophistication to the music piece and I’m very proud he did it excellently.
A fan from the original artist replied to my comment, of course she was furious. But I was surprised a KHJ fan came to my rescue before I can reply back to her, to explain about my assessment!!! I gave the other fan the live video clips for her to watch and compare between the original vesion and Hyun Joong’s version. Incidentally I wrote an article about that original artist, and so I told her to read it just to prove I’m not against her idol since he had been a long time idol of Hyun Joong. I think she’s one of my readers now. And another none KHJ fan commented “I told you, be careful with KHJ fans!!!. I really laugh at that!!
Honestly, I enjoyed reading the defenses of KHJ fans because many could be so witty in defending him, specially at the dramabeans. There were two KHJ antis who were discussing the changes in Hyun Joong image particularly plastic surgery, a KHJ fan just bat in saying “why don’t you two stop discussing Hyun Joong’s face, he had already won three trophies from Breakdown, and you’re still discussing his changes”!! I laugh at that!! People would tend to talk anything about Hyun Joong as if he hadn’t done anything to be successful!! Or simply jealous because their idols couldn’t make it to the top as Hyun Joong does.

Oh yes, may I just share with you one of my unforgettable experience when I was just starting to research on Hyun Joong. Actually I’m a computer illiterate, technology was never been my interest until I got crazy with Hyun Joong. I was browsing around for info about him, I was careless wherever my mouse takes me. And I came across a blog, an article criticizing Hyun Joong’s hair style. That time whenever I read negative comments about Hyun Joong, I really fight back to defend him. When I read this article, my blood just rose up saying to myself, how dare you criticize his hairstyle. I wrote my comment, of course furiously, and before I realized it, my comment was even longer than the article!!!
I think that incident pushed me to have my own blog site, so that I can say what I want without using other’s space. And I did, I was starting to write then, that I came to realize that blog site where I wrote my lengthy comment was my morning coffee mate!! You know, after all morning routine I go straight to internet and check on this blog for updates about Hyun Joong. In short that blog became my best friend where I get latest info on Hyun Joong.
God I was never been embarrass in my whole life. I totally did not recognize that blog since they kept changing their blog site outlook. And so I sent an email and apologized for writing harsh comments to defend Hyun Joong. I learned a big lesson out of the incident, because that blog belongs to Hyun Joong’s fans!!! My goodness if I can only get down on my knees to ask for forgiveness I should have done so!!! Lessons learned, use your etiquette even to strangers, that might end up to be your best friend!!
So I would probably apply the same principle on Hyun Joong’s critics, to defend him in the most diplomatic way. Who knows, someday his critics might just change their minds and become Hyun Joong’s fans. And with that I would still open doors for them, as I mentioned in my other articles, Hyun Joong does not choose his fans, whoever is in front of him he embraces them.
I remember, in one of his interviews after his performance Breakdown, he was saying, “I’m not worried about my fans, I’m worried about those who are not my fans”, meaning his critics. Because Hyun Joong trust his fans that no matter what he does on stage, he can easily meet their approval. And if only a critic could be able to read just one article about Hyun Joong, I’m sure it will be followed by another, until such time they get to know more about Hyun Joong, well, you know what’s next!!  Then I would say, not bad at all!!!

 In general, celebrities may have gone used to criticisms since it’s a part of showbiz that you can not please everybody. There are times I do sympathize with artists, because in reality without fans they may lose their job. But it necessarily mean without fans there will be no stars, as others think. But then without the artists, can you imagine a life without music? Or drama to watch, games shows, or no TV or radio at all to entertain, as it became our daily stress reliever.
Of course it depends on the celeb on how they handle their fans and their ability. But celebrities are human being too, just like us, they also have feelings and they do get hurt too. Hyun Joong seldom reads negative comments, because it can sometimes affect them personally and this is very natural to artist. Majority of them are sentimental and sensitive. But what did Hyun Joong did once, he wrote negative harsh comments about himself!!! Of course that’s a part of his 4D attack!! I’m not saying Hyun joong is a self centered, no of course not, that’s beyond his character. I think he’s natural sensitive. How many times did you see him cry over personal reason?
If only these critics would simply say “I don’t like him” period, instead of delivering harsh negative comments. Although lately, I’ve noticed, criticisms had tone down a bit since the time Hyun Joong was in Japan. I hope I’m right though!!! Hyun Joong had been beaten up for so many times by unjustified opinion, although it hurts us as his fans, he kept fighting against all odds but it was too much to endure. I’m just too happy that for every stone being thrown to Hyun Joong, the more chain of success he collects that I can only be proud of him.

And I’m glad Hyun Joong did not become a slave of his fans, because we fans truly love him in reality. I think it’s the other way around though, I think we’re his slaves!!! What do you think, here I am still writing about him at 3am, while some of you may still be reading about him at this hour, or whenever there’s even a little time to spare, you would still be reading about him!!! But I just love every moment doing this, talking about Hyun Joong. I actually became addicted to writing, and I can’t last a day without doing so!!
But mysteriously I couldn’t write anything about other people not connected with Hyun Joong. Probably same with you there, you couldn’t get yourselves to read about other celebs if not connected with him. I could probably read about Jae Jong his best friend simply because I want to write something about his best friend and his boss Bae Yong Joon as his closest ally. Or about Mr. Jeong as his bodyguard!!! Are we at the same boat???
Critics would always just be around Hyun Joong while his fans would do everything within their power to defend him. I don’t mind having his critics around, for as long as they do not step beyond their limits, I would still be generous to let them know who Kim Hyun Joong is and would still say………….Hello critics!!!                                    LazerKim here writing

sâmbătă, 10 martie 2012

[Article]Kim Hyun Joong… MAN of HONOR

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By LazerKim:  Kim Hyun Joong has been appointed as Honorary Ambassador of the United Nations Millennium Development Social Contribution Campaign of Korea. This news is just Wow!! If you can monitor the Twitter today you can see how excited and happy Hyun Joong’s fans are. And who wouldn’t be? This is United Nations a prestigious organization all over the world we’re talking about and this event has proven Hyun Joong’s credibility again. Very few Hallyu stars receive such honor and Hyun Joong has it.  I’m truly happy about this and very proud of him. I’m sure every Hyun Joong fan is happy and very proud about this news.
This event reminded me of what I have written in my article Unity in One, remember? “Hyun Joong has the power to unite different people of different nations. The room filled with his international fans breathing as one.”  And as Hyun Joong mentioned in his acceptance speech, “I am going to be someone who can give happiness throughout the world as a singer and actor.” Actually Hyun Joong had already brought happiness to every household in different parts of the world when he did BOF and Playful Kiss, and had already brought his music throughout the world and will continue doing so.  This guy is really something and he deserves the Honor from United Nations that was given to him.

This is another proof to Hyun Joong’s credibility as a person which is only given to the chosen few from the entertainment industry. This only goes to show Hyun Joong’s good reputation not only as an artist but a person with sincerity in helping the less fortunate. Hyun Joong has been actively supporting many charitable organizations on his own and this is the fruit of what he had planted out of good deeds and truthfulness in helping others. United Nation is a prestigious organization throughout the entire world known to be supporting developing and under develop countries in many ways. In Hyun Joong’s speech he stated “during the 50′s, United Nations had been supporting Korea, but now in my generation Korea can repay.”
During the event, it was said that Hyun Joong was introduced as a top Hallyu Star. And if you have watch the video, Hyun Joong was filled with humbleness, not a single air of arrogance can be seen in him. He greeted everyone in that event meeting as he bowed at them, and I can only be proud watching him as if he’s not a star, that’s Kim Hyun Joong. But he was so handsome in his dark hair and I can’t resist the thought that he looks fresh and blooming.

I have been monitoring the Twitter and watching the fans sharing their excitement gave me a real big smile and laugh. One of the fan was riding in a public transportation, screamed with excitement when she saw Hyun Joong’s pictures in new handsome dark hair at the UN meeting, as people kept staring at her!!! You know who you are!!! LOL…Until now I’m still laughing as I imagine her screaming in a public transpo!!! And somebody responded as “I screamed inside a restaurant when I read Hyun Joong won at MAMA!!!” I laugh at that, everyone’s getting crazy!!! Oh I’m just so happy to see you guys really share happiness with Hyun Joong!!! And another fan was crying out of happiness for Hyun Joong as she wrote in my comment box!    My God this is really so contagious. What has he done to all of us???
One time, I read from one fan at the Twitter saying she just got home from work and she was so sleepy. And so I posted my article for the day at 12noon, right after she re-posted my article, she’s gone. Gosh I felt so guilty, since I was just waiting for time till at 12noon the hour I normally post my article. And that time updates were so scarce and I think she was just waiting for the article so as her followers have something to read. I really felt guilty. And I came to realize, these people had already gone out of their way for Hyun Joong and how I wish he knew all about this. Not to brag about it but letting him know how much he is being loved by his fans.

This is one thing I have been very curious about. Bloggers who are fans of Hyun Joong really get out of their way to post his latest photos, updates, they do share just about anything about Hyun Joong and they never fail every single day, they do share just about anything if not updates, which we have very little the past days. And I’ll be ever grateful because I can’t update my articles without at least update news. What made you do it? Have you asked yourselves?
I’m asking this because I think we’re just the same. One of the fans wrote in my comment box “I hope you won’t run out of topics.” I replied, then I just have to squeeze my brain out!! Well, I’m just human imperfect. I don’t even mind staying up late at night for as long as I have written something about Hyun Joong. He always occupy my thoughts, and I think most of you do miss him too. I can read from the Twitter, and one fan just kept typing his name and said she just want to scream his name!!!
Every time Hyun Joong is out in the public eye, fans from the Twitter can really twit all the way!! And now back to silence, at least we have some new video clips to watch over and over. At least we have seen him even just for some minutes, at least there’s something we can share for the day and a happy one.

By the way, today there are changes at my wordpress dashboard, there’s a world map that specifically shows where my articles are going, and for today as I’m writing this article there are eleven countries who are reading my articles. Oh this is so great, I’m very thankful to those who have been helping me in re-posting my articles to reach out other fans of Hyun Joong from different parts of the world. Thank you everyone! And also I would like to mention those fans who are working hard and getting out of their way in translating my articles in their respective languages, there are at least six non-English speaking countries. I really appreciate your efforts, thank you very much.
Honestly, this is just so mysterious to me, Hyun Joong pushing me to write which I have not done in my entire life, other fans who are getting out of their way that instead of taking the time to rest after work they re-post what I’m writing, and for those Hyun Joong’s readers, well, one fan was just telling me she read the articles for six hours straight, and there’s another one who asked for a list of all my articles and another for hyperlink. Thank you for the extended interest about Hyun Joong. I remember what he always say “I will keep you interested in me always”. And so that’s it, he made his word to keep us all interested in him!! But I honestly find this mysterious, and Hyun Joong somehow changed my life.
What is happening to us?? Ever since Hyun Joong released his first album, I think the people had gone crazy over this guy!! I think we’re really meant to be driven near Hyun Joong. And this is just so contagious!! Although I’m happy with what is happening, because my main objective in writing is to spread the word about who Kim Hyun Joong is, and to expand his network of fans. And since we seldom see the guy, by this way it can keep him close to us. I can see how fans build up sharing just anything about Hyun Joong and I can see increasing fans by itself. I do have a small scale of readers or Twitter followers, but those followers has a large scale of followers to re-post my articles, and I would say this is another factor that we can help Hyun Joong expand his fan network.

Everyday I get emails from a new fan and today I found out the extent of reaching out from other countries, that gave me the chance to acknowledge your presence and your undying interest with Hyun Joong.  I think this is what he wanted, and so by the time he visits your country you’ll be multiplied by numbers to welcome him. And then today, Hyun Joong was given an Honorable recognition at the United Nation’s meeting. Don’t you see anything that is similar to a jig saw puzzle, that is nearly to form a surface??? Oh this is just too great!!!
This day March 9, 2012, mark another history in our lives with Hyun Joong, as he was appointed by United Nations as Honorable Ambassador for Social Contribution Campaign. This again is beyond his desire, but by just merely being himself as Kim Hyun Joong in real life and for being naturally helpful with sincere good deeds on his own personal way to the less fortunate, had brought him excellent honors to be a part of United Nations. I do believe sincerity truthfulness is a virtue that can not be tainted no matter how a good actor can act. Knowing Hyun Joong by his nature one can tell who he really is. And those who knows Kim Hyun Joong by heart would tell the guy deserves this Honor given to him.
As to us his fans whatever success Hyun Joong has been attaining is our success. Whatever achievement Hyun Joong has been receiving is our achievement. We do share with him every effort exerted, every tears he shed, we cry with him and in every happiness he has, we enjoy it with him. As we take pride being his fans, for us Kim Hyun Joong will always be……..our Man of Honor.                                LazerKim here writing.

[News] Kim Hyun Joong becomes a chic Spring model for ‘Hang Ten’

Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong sported a new casual look to melt away the cold and ring in the warm Spring season.
The ‘Hang Ten‘ model sported the brand’s newest light and casual seasonal clothing, showcasing his chic and stylish appeal.
During a previous photo shoot, Hang Ten Korea’s executive director Jung Yong Ha remarked, “Kim Hyun Joong increased the likeability of our brand by modeling for us last year… His image is one that appeals to the masses, and his stylish nature pairs well with our brand’s image.”
Kim Hyun Joong will be endorsing the brand’s Spring/Summer collection, and will continue to serve as their official model for the next year. 

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[Article] Kim Hyun Joong appointed an honorary ambassador for the UN

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The inauguration ceremony for the UN‘s Korean Campaign on Contributions to Social Welfare was held at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul on March 9th. It was here that Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong was selected as an honorary ambassador for the campaign, to spread hope amongst the Korean society.
In the photo below, the singer/actor stands between Asian Campaign representative Kim Jung Hoon, and the interim leader of the ruling Saenuri Party Park Geun Hye, who interestingly also happens to be the aunt of singer Eun Ji Won.
Congratulations, Kim Hyun Joong!