Sunday, April 20, 2008

08.04.19][trans] 10th anniv site Production Note 22- After Service V: Surprise party

Surprise party!! The members were completely unaware of it -
"Congratulations on your 10th anniversary~~"

For the past 10 years
They have been a constant source of support
Orange balloons & orange princesses

The members -
Seemed to be very moved..^^

Although we don't say it...
But we know all of us
We all share the same thought

We'll always be Shinhwa forever!!!

ps. When the members cried..someone actually cried along..
That person is the director of the concert..
The surprise party was also planned by the director~~^^

by DR.Hong

Chi trans: 打糕@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.18][trans] 10th anniv site Production Note 21 - After Service IV: All the best

*PROPS TO THE ENTIRE CONCERT CREW! putting a concert is already helluva task... and a concert of this scale must have been a HUMONGOUS task!*

The very meaningful Shinhwa 10th anniversary concert!! The scale is really zzang~!! (meaning very spectacular)

More than 100 reporters from publications and TV stations attended the press conference. It's about 2 times more than we estimated?!

The buses that the fans too
There were about 70 of them..

The entrance was filled with flowers and gifts
It was tough for the ones who brought the teddy bears over..

The DVD cameras were all lined up in a row
This time we had the most number of cameras than we had for any Shinhwa concert. As many as 24!!
There was even a very good camera that's usually used in live telecasts of sports events!!
There were also cameras that only focused on each member.
When the video is released you might be astounded~~ Please watch out for it^^

The crew members who have been working on Shinhwa concerts for the past few years
After almost all the audience had entered the venue the concert was about to begin - their nervous faces!

The dancers and band who have been working together for a long time

Shinhwa and these people have all created
The best concert~~ cchak cchak cchak!! (the sound of applause)


Chi trans: jojoyu7@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.18][news] Gu Hyesun: My first impression of Eric

*just a few lines from an interview with gu hye sun...where he briefly mentioned eric...

(non-relevant info omitted)

Gu Hyesun is currently preparing for her role starring opposite Shinhwa leader Eric in KBS2's Strongest Chil Woo.

When asked about her first meeting with Eric, Gu Hyesun commented, "He's really good-looking. He's very experienced, so there are many things that I can learn from him."

After working with Shinhwa members Lee Minwoo and Andy, Gu Hyesun will now be working with yet another member of Shinhwa. With regards to this she said, "I acted with Lee Minwoo in a sitcom, and was an MC together with Andy. But I don't know Eric well so I'm still a little shy around him, and we haven't been able to talk a lot to each other yet."

Sourec: mydaily & oceans
Chi trans: jojoyu7@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.18][news] Battle of the action dramas heats up

'Powerful Opponents', which started its run on KBS on April 14, has kicked off the battle of the action dramas.

After 'Powerful Opponents', 'Iljimae' and 'Strongest Chil Woo' will follow - the highlight for all three dramas is likely to be their action scenes, and this implies a keen competition among the dramas to outshine each other.

(non-relevant info omitted)

'Strongest Chil Woo', the fusion sageuk drama starring Shinhwa's Eric will begin its broadcast from early June onwards. The action comedy set in the Joseon era is about a group of chivalrous assassins who solves various mysteries, and anticipation has been building for Eric's action sequences in the drama.

With the action theme running strongly in both of KBS' contemporary and sageuk dramas, SBS has also planned its own action sageuk drama 'Iljimae', slated for broadcast after 'On Air'. 'Iljimae' features Lee Junji and Lee Jong Hyuk in starring roles, and is set to ignite a battle of charisma up against Eric.

(non-related info omitted)

Source: daum & & ocean's
Chi trans: lostall@情投E赫
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.18][news] Andy: If Eric appeared on We're Married, he'd be like Alex

Having recently being recognised as the best candidate for a groom, Andy has officially denied dating Solbi.

On 11 April, Andy made an appearance on Star Recipe, a segment on KBS2's Yunyega, and talked about Solbi and Eric.

Andy has been sharing many sweet moments with his partner Solbi on MBC's We're Married, and he was asked by the PD, "are you really dating Solbi?" Andy denied this, replying "We only get close during filming. But I got to know more about Solbi through the show."

When asked if he has a girlfriend, he frankly replied, "Not for the past 6 years. The (Shinhwa) members all know about this. My ideal type used to be Kim Tae Hee, but now I'd like someone who can make good kimchi and understand me."

In addition, Andy was also asked about what Eric has been up to lately - since he has been keeping a low profile - and he said, "Nothing much. But if Eric hyung were to appear on We're Married, he'd probably quite similar to Alex (of Clazziquai)."

Source: mydaily & newsen & oceans
Chi trans: jojoyu7@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.17][trans] ASTA Thai edition April08 - 'Hotline to my Sexy Boy : M Lee Minwoo'

Hotline to my Sexy Boy, M - Lee Minwoo

When speaking of "Lee Min Woo," the sexy boy of Shinhwa, we can always expect to see his latest "trend" for it tends to be different every single time. From stage performance and music styles to the most fashionable outfits, M can always heat up the atmosphere! Now that "Explore M" is also released in Thailand, all the Thai fans out there still respond with such great support as always. The thing is that, would he ever realize of how special he is, according to the Thai fans? let's ask him in person!

Q: Do you know that your latest album is out now in Thailand? And that you've been received such great support from the all-time (Shinhwa's & M's) fans?

M: Hah? Really?? Umm.. I'm so glad that my album is released in Thailand, too. Please take this album in your consideration, it would be nice if it achieves a huge response from the fans.

Q: Please describe this album a bit, for those who are still unfamiliar with your music.

M: When I was debuting with the group, I was characterized as a cute boy. Now that I have my solo works, I have to be more mature. As for this album, it is like I have discovered my true self and of course my music style is also become more mature as I received many compliments from seniors and friends. Such compliments are my inspiration and strength that urge me to keep making great music.

Q: Was there any obstacle during the making process?

M: When speaking of "creation," there's no such thing as "easiness." I try to have fun with my work as well as experience the most of it at the same time.

Q: Why "Explore M"?

M: It drives you crazy, makes you dance to it, and makes you scream it out loud! ... Hahaha it was the 2007 Christmas Concert's concept and also in 'Play My Song' lyrics. What I meant is that it would drive you crazy with the music style which makes you want to dance to it and scream/shout my name, M, out loud, too.

Q: What is your favorite track?

M: It's the song I just talked about, Play My Song, which I featured with "Drunken Tiger JK," and also The M Style, which I had Epik High's Tablo help me out. It was fun!

Q: Is there any romantic track for your girls out there?

M: The romantic pieces are in "The Sentimental Reason," the mini album released after this album. My favorite track is "Sarangiran Yebbeun Toogeulja." It gives you a Spring breeze when you listen to it. Not only the flowers, but Spring is also the time for love to blossom/bloom as well.

Q: That's right! You are in the middle of the mini album promotion period. So, what have you been up to now?

M: Yes, I've been busy with 2 concerts lately, one of my own and one for the 10th Anniversary of Shinhwa.

Q: They say that you always surprise the fans with your music style, and also the stage performance as well. Everyone will always look forward to seeing you on stage. How do you feel?

M: I like it, though. Enthusiasm from the fans can always make me happy regardless of where they are from, Thailand or else.

Q: How was the concert last year, then?

M: The climax was the mid part entitled as M Bar. It added a musical feeling to the show.

Q: How do you feel about being called "The Sexy Boy"?

M: Oh!! That good?! Well, it feels good when people call me that. At least, it's better than not showing any expression at all because that would give me an uncertain response, which I would be optimistic about it (and think that they do like my show) anyway hahaha.

Q: What is this Sexy Boy's daily routine, then? We're curious.

M: I'm no different from others. If not staying home and listening to music, then I would meet up with some friends in the evening or go to the fitness. Oh! I've been addicted to Play Station recently, the Winning game, to be specific.

Q: When will you visit Thailand? The fans miss you so badly right now.

M: I would really love to visit, but due to the hectic schedule, I cannot confirm anything. I really want to be close to the Thai fans and I will surely organize such great concert for you. Please wait for me, then.

Q: Given one day with Thai fans, whhow would you like to spend the day?

M: Anywhere would do! There're many interesting places to go. I want to go to places where youngsters gather, such as restaurants, clubs and shopping complex, too!!! (Ed. >> we'd be more than happy to assist you to shop around.)

Q: To wrap up, what would you like to say to the Thai fans?

Ans. I'd like to thank those of you who support the latest album of mine. If you have a chance to listen to the mini album one, please give "Back to the Funk" a shot. It contains those funky and catchy rhythm. You will love it!

... (* Editor Talk)

credit: ASTA Thai edition Arp 2008 (source), (scan), N @shinhwathailand (Eng trans),

[08.04.17][trans] 10th anniv Production Note 20 - After Service III: Back Stage

During the concert, this is how it looked backstage -

It's always like this, it's like a battle going on backstage when they change.
In the changing room, 6 members together with their stylists, hairstylists,
managers were all running around in order to get them changed within the time limit.

The countdown started from the time the video started playing
In 30-second intervals...then when there was only 1 minute left, in 10-second intervals, shouting as they counted down
The pressure and anxiety got more intense as time passes --;;

Especially since there were no solo stages for this concert
So all the members were on the move all the time
Changing within 3 minutes while the video is playing, taking a breather..
Wiping down, drinking water, moving

At this time,
They couldn't wear clip-on mics... we had to be careful not to lose them
So they were kept when the members came off the stage
During the change of clothes
Each manager already had the members' mics kept.
This is the experience accumulated from the countless concerts!!

The members had gotten ready and were moving to their stage positions.
For this concert becuase everyone had to be on standby together right from the start
So each member was allocated a coordinator, to give them each instructions
It was very dark backstage so for safety reasons it was necessary to have torches to light the way!!

#Because it was really dark backstage so the quality of the photos and videos aren't very good.
I'm afraid that you can't identify them so I wrote their names -^^#


Chi trans: jojoyu7@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.16][trans] 10th anniv site Production Note 19 - After Service II: Rehearsal

After Service II: Rehearsal

We started the rehearsal with Throw My Fist~
For this concert, this is how it's going to start..
I really want to tell you about a behind-the-scenes story but I can't find the pictures!
After the members each make their stage entrance, they gather at a platform below the main stage -
They carefully step into place...Ric-gun was the last to reach!!
Sitting on the elevator platform the members shout "Let's go, let's go!"
And strike their most stylish poses with gusto.
Words aren't enough to describe the feeling then...

[08.04.16][News] LeeMinWoo, JunJin's solo concert in China after Japan.

SHINHWA LeeMinWoo & JunJin will hold their solo concert in Japan & China after they had completed SHINHWA 10th anniversary concert.

LeeMinWoo management company side express "First time being as LeeMinWoo but not SHINHWA to hold a concert in China, it's meaningful. LeeMinWoo is currently making a surprise preparation for the China fans."

JunJin too the same. JunJin will be holding his solo concert in Japan on April 26th. Then his next planning is to hold concert in China Shanghai during May. Through concert to break the level with the fans through fanmeeting he had hold in China last year end.

Cn Trans: jojoyu7@shinhwachina
Eng Trans: amane86@myshinhwa,

[08.04.15][video news] The heartfelt tears at Shinhwa's 10th anniversary concert

Celebrating the 10th anniversary since their 10th anniversary, Shinhwa. The 6 cool guys shed tears at their 10th anniversary concert, all for the fans who have spent the last 10 years with them and gave them love and support. Let's go take a look at the tears-filled concert.

The six stylish men of Shinhwa meet with their fans in their 10th anniversary concert. They held a press conference before the concert, where Lee Minwoo who wrote the album's title track introduces the song.

Lee Minwoo
Q: Could you introduce the title track of the new album?
A: The title of the song is 'Run'. It means that Shinhwa will continue to run forward, and it shows Shinhwa's passion and dreams. It's a song with a very strong beat, it was just unveiled. We created a song that is befitting of the Mexican gang image.

Shinhwa celebrates the 10th year since their debut, and they recount the past 10 years.

Kim Dongwan
Q: Recounting the past 10 years for Shinhwa?
A: 10 years ago, the focus was on our stage performance and the coordination between the six of us. (Eric laughs) Why was it like that? It's true! No matter where, our commercial value as solo artistes and as Shinhwa is one of the highest. (Pauses) Isn't it?

After the concert begins, orange-coloured objects signalled the presence of Shinhwa fans. However the six guys will have to temporarily separate due to army enlistment. Although it's a temporary separation, but in front of the fans who have loved them for 10 years, they shed tears.

Shin Hyesung
It's really amazing that we've spent 10 years together, we'll really wait for everyone to be back from the army and then hold a concert, so please just wait for us for a while.

Lee Minwoo
The past 10 years that Shinhwa has spent with everyone really just flashed past in front of my eyes, I really only want to see the colour orange, and I'll miss everyone's voices, really. Although it's a sad thing to be apart for a while, but we don't feel sad.

The 6 guys are reportedly going to be holding a concert in Japan.

Q: Upcoming plans...?
A: I'll be holding my first solo concert in Japan on 26 April. So after the concert ends today, I'll put in even more effort into my preparation so that I can give everyone a great concert performance.

Shin Hyesung
Q: How would you like Shinhwa to be remembered...?
A: Powerful and radiating masculine charm, and at the same time making good music. I'm proud of our music. Although we'll be remembered for the way we are and our stage performances, but please also give us more love and support for our music, and we'll work harder in future to make good music for you.

Giving their all in their respective fields, the 6 men promise to stand in front of their fans once again as Shinhwa after they fulfil their military duties. They will continue to walk down the path together.

Source: ytn & oceans
Chi trans: jojoyu7@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.15][trans] 10th anniv site Production Note 18 - After Service I: Rehearsal

2008 March 24 Evening.. Rehearsal..
Waiting for a particular member who is a little late
The other 5 members have already started previewing the concert videos
Suddenly we hear a loud "Mansae!" from Ric-gun. "I'm saved!!!"
Watching the spectacular final results of the tough filming session, they start their rehearsal all red-faced

The stage is much bigger than we expected~~ 6 members+12 dancers = A maximum of 18 people
It's not easy trying to keep the formation intact during the dance rehearsal

We're now halfway through..
A 10-minute break..
Preparing to sing one part in 늘 내가 원하는 것은 (Neul Naega Wonhaneun Koseun / The Things I Always Want)
The thoughtful M hyung patiently goes through the part with An-gun~

It's so rare to see them all sitting down and listening intently~~
This time round, from the concert rehearsal until the end of the concert~
They've been this serious throughout~

Ah~ hungry!
The 4-hour rehearsal has ended...
You've all worked hard~~~

By DR.Hong

Chi trans: 韩小国 @ BESTSHINHWA
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.15][news] Lee Minwoo joins MBC's Ganda Tour as new MC

MC Kim Jae Dong will move from hosting Ganda Tour on MBC's Sunday Sunday Night to a new segment called The Expert Is Here.

Kim Jae Dong who has been working with Lee Kyung Gyu, Kim Gu Ra and Tablo on Ganda Tour will share new hosting duties with Kim Young Man, Lee Hwi Jae and Kang Soo Jung on The Expert Is Here from April 20 onwards.

(non-related info omitted)

On the other hand, after the departures of Tablo and Kim Jae Dong, FT Island's Lee Hong Ki, singer Lee Minwoo and gag star Jo Won Suk will join Ganda Tour as the new MCs. The 5 MCs will embark on new tours to discover new destinations.

About Ganda Tour

Never Seen Before! The search for unique destinations will take place no matter when, where or how - Ganda Tour

The MCs themselves will personally hunt for new destinations and new experiences - Ganda Tour

Until the day when all the glorious sights of Korea have been discovered, Ganda Tour will keep on exploring!

Source: The Six Senses + Chosun Daily + MBC website
Chi trans: 韩小国 @ BESTSHINHWA
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.15][news] Lee Minwoo hospitalized for 3 days after 10th anniversary concert

Shinhwa's Lee Min Woo was hospitalized for 3 days for exhaustion after Shinhwa's 10th anniversary concert.

Lee Minwoo had shown symptoms of exhaustion on April 4 and had to be hospitalized for 3 days for treatment. On the day on his discharge on April 6, he attended Park Myung Soo's wedding.

According to a representative from his management company Open World Entertainment, he suddenly showed symptoms of exhaustion after the concert on March 29 and 30.

"As Minwoo was already busy for his solo project, he didn't have much time to rest before he had to move on to Shinhwa's activities. It seems that all the fatigue and stress accumulated during that period of time finally gave way," the rep said.

The myth of the last 10 9 announced the album. The album includes nine joint pumin yiminwoo Eric's title song and 'Run' (RUN), a total of 10 surokdwae song.

Shinhwa, who has just celebrated their 10th anniversary, has recently released their 9th album. The album includes the title track 'Run', written by Minwoo and Eric, and 9 other tracks.

Source: SPN & OCEANS
Chi trans: 文@谁宇争锋
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.15][news] Lee Minwoo holds first solo concert in China

M Lee Minwoo will be holding his first solo concert in China titled 'M Live In Shanghai' on 2 and 3 May at the Shanghai International Sports Center.

Lee Minwoo is now preparing for his Shanghai concert, and all plans are underway as he prepares to spend a memorable time with more than 10,000 Chinese fans.

Not as a Shinhwa member but as the artiste M, this is Minwoo's first large-scale solo concert in China. More than 90% of the tickets have already been pre-sold well before tickets went on sale on 17 April, a sure indication of his overwhelming popularity in China.

After the Shanghai concert, Lee Minwoo is also scheduled to hold a concert in Seoul on 30/31 May.

Source: OCEANS
Chi trans: 虫虫猪猪@bestshinhwa
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.15][news] 'Generous wedding guest' Eric: Martial arts training despite injury

Eric confirmed his role as Kang Chil Woo in KBS2's new sageuk drama 'Strongest Chil Woo', which will begin airing in June. Eric plays a lowly court officer who becomes a top assassin by night who executes evildoers. Goo Hye Sun and Seo Woo will star opposite Eric.

In order to prepare for the role, Eric has recently started on martial arts practice.

On April 15, a source close to Eric said that, "Eric was briefly hospitalized for his back injury after Shinhwa's 10th anniversary concert at the end of March. However he recovered very quickly, and he has started martial arts lessons some time ago for basic martial arts training to prepare for the drama. There are plans to systematically increase the intensity of the training."

On the April 14 episode of MBC's Come To Play, guest Jung Seon Hee revealed that Eric gave her a wedding gift of 1 million won, and told her that "the amount is nothing compared to my well wishes for you."

MC Kim Won Hee then added, "Eric gave me a wedding gift of 1 million won too. So if you're planning on getting married, make sure that Eric's able to attend before you decide on a date."

Source: daum+starnews
Chi trans: lostall@情投E赫
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.15][info] 2008 Love Concert, M & Andy

Care and Share Festival

MCs: Leeteuk, Park Jung Ah
Performers: Super Junior, Girl's Generation, Jewelry, Gummy, M, Andy, Nell, Crying Neo(??), Shim Su Bong, Jang Yoon Jung, Maya, Park Hye Kyung, Wax, Kim Sun Kyung, Im Tae Kyung

Time & Date: 7:00 April 27, 2008
Venue: Seoul World Cup Stadium

credit: Ocean's Six

08.04.15][diary] Dongwan: I've recovered!!!

Ha ah~
Was eating rice, but my stomach collapsed because of indigestion, so the food went downwards.
It's a happy thing too!!!!

I ate fried rice today.
Even if I have to die I can't eat any more porridge.

Although sometimes I like porridge..
But I don't want to eat it now..

Ha ah~~ I want to eat jjamppong..

Kim Dongwan 08-04-15 

I wanted to take a picture of myself smiling... what is this expression ,, -_-

Source: November21
Chi trans: 韩小国 @ BESTSHIHWA
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.14][news] Release date of Kim Dongwan's 2nd jib postponed to May

Kim Dongwan is currently being hospitalized due to acute gasteroenteritis and intestinal infraction, mainly caused by stress.

Kim Dongwan was in a recording studio in Gangnam on 11 April preparing for his 2nd album when he collapsed due to abdominal pains. Staff from his management company said, "He was diagnosed with acute gasteroenteritis and intestinal infarction, and he is currently receiving treatment in hospital. Though he is due to be discharged on 15 April, we'll still have to carefully monitor his condition."

Kim Dongwan has been having overnight recording sessions for his upcoming 2nd album, and the stress has caused his health to deteriorate. Originally slated for release on 24 April, H2 Entertainment has decided to hold off the release until he has fully recovered.

The spokesperson also added, "He has been under a lot of stress because of his own album, as well as preparing for the 10th anniversary concert and 9th album for Shinhwa. We're planning to release his album in early May when he has fully recovered. He's sorry to make everyone worried, and he will definitely appear soon in front of everyone all healthy."

Source: ocean's six
Chi trans: 染
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.14][news] Entrepreneurial Lee Minwoo made 900 million won in 2007

His obsession with dance began in his 2nd year of high school, and it was then that he decided on his lifelong career~

"Is my life interesting enough for a TV drama? ...The bittersweet emotions that I felt at the 10th anniversary concert, I know I'm a blessed person"

Singer Lee Minwoo is always greedy for more, and he never stops anting more. He has recently made an investment in a music institute, and looks every bit the entrepreneur.

Everyone starts with a little somewhere, but it's not anyone who can go on and succeed. But Shinhwa's Lee Minwoo seems to be addicted to success, and he'd set very high expectations for himself in everything that he does. He makes sure that all his potential is fully realised and he never gives up when competing with others.

Minwoo started dancing when he was five, and by the time he reached his teens he had already become famous in his hometown of Jeonju for his dancing skills. He then moved to Seoul and made his debut into the entertainment world.

Minwoo's not the most eyecatching among the 6 members of Shinhwa. He's always practising his dance moves quietly, and holes up in his studio to make music. Recently he even proved to be an able concert planner. He was the first to set up his own company, M Rising, among the members, and last year the company made 900 million won in revenue.

Even now, Minwoo is still radiating his passion and charisma wherever he is. Sitting together at a table with Minwoo and his soju, the female reporters are charmed by his tough charisma, while the male reporters are amazed about how astute his financial judgement is. They gather today to find out not about what he has achieved, but his dream which is about to be realized.

We'll be sharing the story of the man who feels happiest when he's on stage.

Debut Adventures

▲ When did you start dancing?

I learnt to dance like Michael Jackson when I was five. From then until my debut, it really feels like a TV drama.

▲ Wow, what kind of a story would it be if it was a drama?

(Takes a big sip of soju) When I was in my second year of high school, me and two other hyungs wanted to the second Seo Taiji & The Boys, so we often practised together. When I was in senior high we went to Seoul, and that was the first time I saw Position and Turbo. We even saw people practising for the audition in the bathhouse. One of the hyungs' uncle was a composer, and he even saw someone practising with a chair in a tearoom. It's quite hilarious thinking about it now, but I went back to Jeonju deciding to return for the audition a year later.

▲So you went back home?

I did, and I formed a 4-man dance group called Dicky Ducky with 3 other friends. Back then in Jeonju, I was already like an artiste, I was like the Jang Woo Hyuk of H.O.T then (laughs). We were doing so well back then that the brands that sponsored HOT were ready to sponsor us too. We had our own appearance schedules too.

▲ Wow, how much were your appearance fees then?

About 200,000 won. When we liaised with the parties I'd tell them, "There's 4 of us, please give us an even number so that we can split the fees." Since senior high I was making my own living.

▲ When was the next time you went to Seoul?

I went to Seoul in my 2nd year of senior high. The uncle who was a composer warned me, "This path is very rocky, it's dirty but it's spectacular too." I made a lot of preparations for it, I suffered from food poisoning and malnutrition too. I spent 3 months like this, and one day when I opened my eyes I realised that the hyungs disappeared and just left a note behind. (Pauses for a moment) They even took my 200,000 won allowance with them.

▲ Omo, weren't you betrayed then? How did you become part of Shinhwa in the end?

In fact I wanted to give up my dream of becoming a singer. But there was a member of Dicky Ducky who was going to take part in the Everland dance competition, so I just gave it a shot. Rather than having a shot at becoming a singer, I was really more attracted by the cash prize of 3 million won. I went for it feeling very confident, but we forgot to bring the CD. I searched through many CD stores but we couldn't find the right CD. In the end we managed to find one last copy at a store in the amusement park. You know how it is in comics when there's a glow radiating from something precious? It was like that then, the CD we wanted just came into sight. We had to beg the organizers to let us take part, in the end we made it. There were 800 teams participating in that competition.

▲ It's the drama of all dramas. Of course you won the competition then.

After that, SM Entertainment's Kim Kyung Woo gave me his namecard. He bought us dinner, and even brought us around the SM office. It felt like a dream. When he told us to make a demo tape I even asked him "what's a demo tape?", but we recorded a tape in the noraebang anyway. Out of four of us there, SM was going to sign only two. On the day of the final selection all the SM trainees came to watch us. That was the first time I met the SES members-to-be Bada, Shoo and Eugene, and my fellow Shinhwa groupmates-to-be Andy, Shin Hyesung and Eric. Andy had his hair all slicked back, and looked even older than me (laughs). Hyesung was wearing his shades and just peered through the shades to acknowledge me. Honestly I was thinking "Omo, he looks arrogant" (laughs again). Eric was wearing a sky blue baseball cap that day, and he looked like a nice person. 1997 started like that for me.

Respect for H.O.T

▲ Shinhwa's 10 years started like that.

When the members get together we're just like brothers. We said before at the 10th anniversary concert that we're actually even closer than real brothers.

▲ Aren't there conflicts between the members?

In the beginning we argued a lot. But now after such a long time, we already know each other's strong points very well, and we trust each other a lot. I'm in charge of the music and stage direction, and Eric guides the general direction of the group. Dongwan brings up issues from the point of view of a fan. In fact I'm very thankful to Jin and Andy. As the younger brothers, though they have their own ideas they will still go along with us. That's how we have the Shinhwa of today.

▲ Since you started off in the same company, there have been a great deal of comparison to H.O.T

When I started writing songs Jae Won helped me a great deal. People may feel that there's rivalry between the two groups but we have never thought about that. The relationship between us and H.O.T is not competitive, they are in fact a group that we really respect.

▲ The members cried at the end of the 10th anniversary concert.

It really felt very sad. (Eyes moisten a little) Honestly I didn't expect to be so moved. 10 years really have passed. (Pauses) At that time I felt from the bottom of my heart that I'm a really lucky and blessed guy.

The Detective Conan of the countryside

▲ How was it like at home when you were young?

My dad's business failed, so we weren't doing well. My mom kept things going by starting a beauty salon, and my dad also started rearing bees. My dad's really strong, he used to be a wrestler actually. Looking back I was like Detective Conan. A young Detective Conan of the countryside (laughs). Although we were poor but I still loved to look for adventures and I loved animals.

▲ Looks like you have a very strong survival instinct

I've been quite interested in financial management lately. I bought my dad a house, and that was the biggest expenditure I've ever made since I made my debut 10 years aso. It's near Cheonggyecheon, and the view is superb. My dad doesn't really express himself, so he just said "It's pretty good". But as a son that's more than enough for me.

▲ Seems like you're really close to your family. Have you thought about setting up your own family?

My dad was saying that settling down at 38 would be too late. Marriage and love requires the right timing. It will be perfect if it's someone who can understand my life.

▲ You're 30 this year, how do you feel about that?

I ended my 20s splendidly as a singer. As I step into my 30s I want to start on my other dreams, and my career will be my focus. Using my name, I want to create an environment with a lively performance culture.

Source: Sports Hankook &ocean's six
Chi trans: 染
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.14] [Info News] Minwoo @ Hollywood Bowl 2008

LOCATION: Hollywood, CA
DATE: Saturday, May 17, 2008
TIME: 6:30PM-11PM
VENUE: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90078
PRICES: Please see seating chart.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Korea Times (LA): 323.692.2055 323.692.2068 323.692.2070

Brian (Fly To The Sky) Ock Ju Hyun

Fly To The Sky SG Wannabe
Super Junior T
Shin Joong Hyun Yun Hyung Joo Kim Se Hwan
Choi Baek Ho Jung Hoon Hee Dong Bang Shin Gi (TVXQ)
Sohn Ho Young So Nyo Shi Dae (SNSD)
Minwoo Moon Hee Jun Chae Yeon

ocean's six +

[08.04.13][Trans]Kimdongwan & Jade Valerie duet "You Dont Know Me"

Release Date: 2008/4/22
Record Label: SonyBMG
Genre: Dance-Pop
Distribution :SONYBMG
Release Date: 2008-4-22

■ Track List
01 ) Turned Up
02 ) Just Another Day
03 ) Uh Lala
04 ) You Don’t Know Me
05 ) Crush
06 ) Show Me
07 ) Razoman
08 ) Like A Bird (new Version)
09 ) Empty Pages
10 ) Lucky Lady
11 ) We Can Run
12 ) Undone
13 ) Stuck
14 ) The Last
15 ) You Don’t Know Me (bonus Track- Duet With Kim Dong Wan)

GEO who was the sound producer of Sweetbox work out with Valerie and they written a sweet fast pop sound track! Continues after duet with BaekJiYoung in song "Crush" which had hit into variety of music chart, now she is back with a duet track "You Don't Know Me" with Kim DongWan.

This duet song "You Dont Know Me" will be reveal before the album release.

Cn Trans:jojoyu7@shinhwachina
Eng Trans: amane86@myshinhwa,

4/13 M Sunday Sunday Night We Got Married Next Week Trailer

Shinhwa short appearance on We're Married

[08.04.13][news] Shinhwa to make short appearance on We're Married

Shinhwa makes a surprise appearance on MBC's "We're Married" in support of Andy and Solbi.

In the preview shown on the April 13 episode of "We're Married", Shinhwa makes a sudden entrance. Solbi, who often mentions Eric in front of an annoyed Andy, also manages to get on the phone with Eric. Soon after, we see a scene where Solbi meets with all the Shinhwa members.

Shinhwa reportedly made this appearance to support the increasingly popular couple of Andy and Solbi.

(irrelevant info omitted)

Source: starnews
Chi trans: jojoyu7@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Shinhwa Schedules - UPDATED April 11, 2008

04/02 MinDy - MBC Golden Fishery Radio Star 11:10pm (broadcast)
04/03 Shinhwa - 9th jib SPECIAL EDITION (album release)
04/05 Andy - MBC Show! Music Core 3:30pm
04/06 Andy - MBC Sunday Sunday Night 5:30pm
04/06 Hyesung - SBS Good Sunday [Change] 5:30pm (broadcast)
04/07 Dongwan - MBC-R 두시의 데이트 1일 DJ 2pm
04/08 Dongwan - MBC-R 두시의 데이트 1일 DJ 2pm
04/09 Dongwan - MBC-R 두시의 데이트 1일 DJ 2pm
04/10 Shinhwa - 9th jib (album release)
04/10 Andy - 제29회 근로자가요제 (KBS Hall) (recording)
04/11 Andy - 제4회 동대문 봄꽃 축제 개막식 축하콘서트 중랑천 시민공원) 8pm [Perf.]
04/11 Andy - ETN Special '사랑봄꽃축제' 8:30pm (장소 : 동대문 중량천 체육공원)
04/12 Andy - (2008 N-리그) 천안시청 축구단 개막전 축하공연 6:45pm (event)
04/13 Andy - SunnyFM 제3회 인천시민음악회 (인천대공원 야외음악당) (open broadcast)
04/13 Andy - MBC Sunday Sunday Night [We Got Married] 5:30pm (broadcast)
04/13 Andy - YTN Star Talk 8pm (장소 : 여의도 국회의사당 특설무대)
04/19 Dongwan - 2008 CMB 여의도 봄꽃축제 기념 LIVE POWER Music (서강대교남단 여의도 한강 둔치 럭비구장 내 특설무대) 8pm (live broadcast)
04/19 Andy - Andy The First PROPOSE in Shanghai: Love (afternoon) [CONCERT]
04/19 Andy - Andy The First PROPOSE in Shanghai: Friend (night) [CONCERT]
04/20 Andy - Andy The First PROPOSE in Shanghai: Fate (night) [CONCERT]
04/21 Andy - SBS 8:1 11:05pm (broadcast)

05/01 Andy - KBS 제29회 근로자가요제 (broadcast)
05/30 Minwoo - Seoul Concert [CONCERT]
05/31 Minwoo - Seoul Concert [CONCERT]

06/14 Andy - Andy The 1st Propose Japan Concert 2:30pm & 6:30pm [CONCERT]
06/28 MinSyung - L.A. Peace Concert 6pm [CONCERT] EVERYTHING IS STILL TENTATIVE!!!

CREDITS:,, ND Entertainment,, Jin Eyes, Ocean's Six, DaCapo, Minの贝贝 @ LASTLOVEMIN, K4Ice4Thu, hyesungstory, angelix, amane86, midnightgirl13,

[08.04.12][News] KimDongWan admited to hospital due to acute colitis

KimDongWan, admited to the hospital due to acute colitis and intestinal blockage (i think it's call like that?) , Album release delay.

Artist KimDongWan (29) admited to the hospital due to acute colitis and there were blockage, as his 2nd album release date is getting near to the date, accumulate there will be a delay due to his health.

On 11th when he was doing his 2nd album recording he was sent to the nearest hospital in Seoul Kangnam and receive an emergency treatment. The doctor noted that it is due to acute colities and intestinal blockage.

After SHINHWA 10th anniversary concert, he had not been slowing his schedule down and continue with his busy recording schedule thus had mislead his own health and ended up feeling a great pain on his tummy.

The management company related staff express "Although he had been complaining that he felt pain on his tummy a few days before but due to the 2nd album release date is getting near so he hold back all the pain and keep insisting on doing the recording. But now after receive the analytic results from the hospital, there will be needed 3 to 4 days for him to receive medical treatment."

The 2nd album which had set to be release on April 24th had became uncertain.

Cn Trans:咖啡@Dongwan Baidu
Eng Trans: amane86@myshinhwa,

[08.04.12][news] Eric: I look like MC Yoo Jae Suk

Shinhwa's Eric shares his complex about his own features.

On the April 11 broadcast of MBC's Section TV, Eric - who has always been viewed as a gorgeous hunk with well-sculpted feature - said that he has a complex about his features, "As I have a protruding mouth, I look like MC Yoo Jae Suk in photos where I put on glasses".

Eric even spilled some Shinhwa secrets. When asked, "Does any member use height-increasing soles?", he confessed, "All of us."

He added, "In the past we all used height-increasing soles, but Dongwan and Minwoo were unhappy since there was no point in doing so if everyone did that, so the other members stopped using the soles", much to the amusement of the studio crew.

Shinhwa held their 10th anniversary concert on 29th and 30th March, and when shown pictures from Shinhwa's early years, Eric - who was visibly moved and promised the fans that Shinhwa will stay together "for the next 20 to 30 years, even until death" - said that "It feels like I'm looking at my sons, I can't believe it's already been 10 years."

Other than the concert, Shinhwa has also released their 9th album after an absence of 1 year and 10 months. The album includes the main track 'Run', and also tracks written by members Lee Minwoo and Eric.

Source: newsen
Chi trans: julias@bestshinhwa
Eng trans: midnightgirl3@shinhwabiz

[08.04.11][trans] Eric's About Me introduction on his Cyworld page

The BGM on his site: Daddy's Little Girl by Frankie J

On a dark night on Corona Lake, on a little boat rented for 40USD per day. Attaching the bait to the fishing hook, then tossing the line in and quietly waiting while holding the rod...bored!?!!..... Turn on my iPod, listening to 50 Cent's Candy Shop, enjoying myself with this seemingly incompatible situation.

In the end, although I set off since 9 o'clock, and spent 9 hours, but other than the silly catfish which got on the hook by mistake I didn't get anything else. Next time I should use ham or smoked meat as bait..

Source: Eric's Cyworld minihompy
Chi trans: RicSyung爱
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.11][trans] Dongwan: Dating a Shinhwa member...

*this is an excerpt from Dongwan's radio stint on 9 April - he filled in for Park Myung Soo for a couple of days coz the lucky man's on his honeymoon! DONGWAN'S TOO FUNNY LOL*

Question from listener
Please answer honestly, if I could spend a whole day with one of the six Shinhwa members, who will be the best person?

Dongwan's reply

This is what I think...

Eric - Sometimes a man who's too handsome make people feel burdened, it will be tougher to be with him

Minwoo - You like mushy guys? Just his gaze alone, I can't handle it for even 10 seconds

Hyesung - A guy who's too gentle isn't charming

Junjin - It's tiring to deal with someone too stubborn

Andy - He doesn't have time to date because he's experiencing married life with Solbi lately

Oh.. that leaves just me then..

Source: MBC FM4U - A Date at 2pm: I am Kim Dongwan
Chi trans: 韩小国@BESTSHINHWA
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.11][trans] 10th anniv site Production Note 17: STUDIO Booming

*Hannara, or Grand National Party, is a conservative-leaning political party in South Korea, currently the party in power right now

March 2008
STUDIO Booming

(Text on grey background)
Wan-gun whose throat has been hurting due to the huge amount of recording work
When his throat hurts he'd take a deep breath on the oxygen machine~~
"Lately I'm really thinking of living in a clean place with no pollution!!!"

(Speech bubble)
I'm in no condition today

(Text on grey background)
Although he's in no condition,
He's still so handsome

(Text on black background)
I went to this pharmacy near the office,
Dr Shin Hyesung is a lady
Are there discounts for Shinhwa Changjo members?
(Signboard says Shin Hyesung Pharmacy)

Have you voted?
Candidate Kim Dongwan
Unfortunately he didn't win the election
(Words on picture: The economy's most important!
Hannara candidate Kim Dongwan)

by W

Chi trans: jojoyu7@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.11][trans] 10th anniv site Production Note 16: STUDIO GoodSound

March 2008
STUDIO GoodSound

(Speech bubble)
You can press this button to speak to the people in the recording booth

(Text in black box)
I'd like to let everyone know that I can't release the production notes regularly
Because I hope to show more things to everyone
I'll still continue writing these after the release of the album
I hope for your understanding

(Text on grey background)
This is a song written by M hyung and lyrics by Shin-gun
I've posted here about a song that Ric-gun and M hyung produced together
Since the album has already been released, where did these songs go?
This, only the creators themselves will know
Just like the pottery maker who would break the pottery that they have worked on for hours
Although our members have worked many nights and produced songs
But because they feel that the final product is not good enough, so those songs didn't make it to the album
Whether those songs will make it to be heard by the world...
Only they would know
The path of creation is really long and difficult

(Text next to the picture of the pills)
Like you see, M hyung has been feeling unwell


Chi trans: jojoyu7@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.11][news] Andy: Solbi has a straightforward and honest charm

"Solbi is a straightforward friend who's not pretentious"

In the popular segment "We're Married" on MBC's Sunday Sunday Night, Andy and Solbi play a newlywed couple, and have shown good chemistry so far. Andy says that Solbi "has a straightforward charm".

Andy says, "I think Solbi's a friend who is straightforward who's not pretentious. When we have activities together I can always see her putting a lot of effort into her work, and she doesn't put up a front at all. She makes people feel comfortable around her."

When Andy appeared on MBC's Golden Fishery earlier, he mentioned that his ideal girl would be Kim Tae Hee, but he did mention Solbi as well.

Andy and Solbi's pairing has garnered high ratings during their segment on "We're Married", adorable and romantic scenes such as feeding each other jajangmyeon, and Andy braving the rain to get coffee for Solbi, has the audience glued to their screens.

Andy continues, "What's important is that Solbi doesn't harbour any enmity towards anyone, as her sonbae I see her as a role model and a true friend that I can learn from."

Andy has recently gained much popularity with his solo debut track Love Song, and now the success with "We're Married" has cemented his position not just as a Shinhwa member but as a solo artiste as well.

Ending off, Andy says "As her sonbae I hope Solbi will not lose her straightforward nature, and I hope that she'll be able to have everyone's love and support. Everyone, please support Solbi who tries her best in everything she does."

Source: mydaily
Chi trans: 打糕@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.11][news] Andy to hold solo concert in Japan in June

Shinhwa member Andy, who has been active as a musical actor, a TV actor, an MC, will be holding his first solo concert in Japan.

Having ended the Shinhwa 10th anniversary concert in Seoul last month, Andy will begin his Asian tour circuit with a concert in Shanghai on 18th and 19th April, followed by 2 concerts in Tokyo on 14 June.

Titled "Andy The 1st Propose in Tokyo", it's Andy's first proposal to Japanese fans, and fans are brimming with anticipation.

Source: Yonhap
Chi trans: 打糕@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.11][News] Andy "The recent strongest charming guy"

Singer Andy on 11th evening attended "The first DongDaeMoon JungRangCheon Love Spring Festival" opening concert in Seoul DongDaeMoon, and he made a grandeur performance with his hit track 'Love Song' on stage.

Gagman KimInSeok & singer SinJi is the MC of this concert, and the performancers are SNSD, SS501, SHINHWA's Andy, MinKyeongHoon, PakHyeKyeong, JOO, D-Base, Sweet Sorrow and so on.

This opening concert will be broadcast on ETN at 8pm onwards LIVE.

Eng Trans: amane86@myshinhwa,

[08.04.10][news] Goo Hye Sun to be Eric's new leading lady

Goo Hye Sun is set to continue the sageuk wave after "The King And I".

Goo Hye Sun has accepted the female lead role of Seo Yoon in KBS2's '"Strongest Chil Woo", starring opposite Eric who plays Kang Chil Woo. She plays the daughter of a yangban, who had been abducted to China before being brought back to Joseon. She is a beautiful woman who is the love interest of Chil Woo.

Goo Hye Sun's management company said, "Although it's another sageuk drama after The King And I, this drama has a completely different feel from The King And I". They emphasised that she will portray a totally different character.

Source: maydaily
Chi trans: 打糕@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.10][Info] Andy (Japan) & LeeMinWoo (Korea) Solo Concert

Andy Japan Solo Concert
Date: 14 June 2008 (Saturday)
Venue: Tokyo Shinagawa Prince Hotel, Stellar Ball
Time: 14:30 / 18:30 (Total 2 concert)
Pricing: ground lvl seatings - ¥8,800 /1st lvl seatings -¥8,800/ ground lvl standing-¥7,800

Source: DA CAPO
Cn Trans: 韩小国 @ BESTSHINHWA
Eng Trans: amane86@myshinhwa,

LeeMinWoo Seoul Concert
Date: 30th & 31st May 2008 (Friday & Saturday)
Venue: Seoul Melon-Ax
Concert Inquiries:

Source: Melon-AX + Ocean's Six
Cn Trans: 韩小国 @ BESTSHINHWA
Eng Trans: amane86@myshinhwa,

[08.04.10] [news] Consolidated news updates about Eric's new drama

New Artiste Seo Woo Casted Opposite Eric

After working with Big Bang, the quirky Seo Woo will soon be working with Shinhwa leader Eric.

After breaking into the scene with an ice-cream CF last year, Seo Woo has become very popular with the younger age group. She has just landed the role of Ryoung Doo in Strongest Chil Woo, the daughter of a fallen yangban.

After being abducted by baddies and left for dead, Chil Woo (played by Eric) rescued her, and she fell in love with Chil Woo. When they meet again, she begins to pursue him relentlessly.

Ryoung Doo decides to join the assassination clan led by Chil Woo as an informant, and believes that Chil Woo loves her. In this quirky comedic role, she pesters him to teach her martial arts, and even takes her clothes off to embarrass him.

Seo Woo says, "I hope to project an adorable image, and that everyone can find me as approachable as the little sister next door. Truly loving a man can be happy and painful, I hope to be able to portray that."


Im Haryong Plays Dad to Shinhwa again

Im Haryong and Shinhwa have been sharing an unusual affinity in their productions.

Im Haryong has recently accepted the role of Eric's foster father in KBS2's Strongest Chil Woo. This is particularly interesting since he has also played the father of Eric's fellow Shinhwa member Lee Minwoo in the movie Wontak's Angel.

As his character died early on in the movie, he wasn't able to share many scenes with Lee Minwoo, but in Strongest Chil Woo he will be playing a doting father who sees Eric as his own.

Strongest Chil Woo is Eric's last drama project before army enlistment, thus generating a lot of public interest in the drama. The sageuk drama is about a lowly officer who transforms into a deadly assassin by night, and is scheduled to air in June.

Eric will be enlisting for military duty around September-October.


Yoo Ah In's Comeback After 2 Years and 4 Months, To Star Opposite Eric

Yoo Ah In's character in the drama will be that of an assassin named Hak San, and he hopes to shed his youthful image and be recognised as a more mature actor.

As Eric's last drama before enlistment, the drama has garnered much attention even before it's aired. According to sources, the rights to the drama has already been sold to Japan's Asahi TV and will be aired in Japan in the autumn.

Source: donga & spn & newsva & oceans
Chi trans: 打糕@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.08][news] Solbi confesses "I'll get jealous when I see Andy with other girls"

Typhoon's Solbi, who has been appearing on We're Married on MBC's Sunday Sunday Night with Andy as a newlywed couple, has garnered much attention with her confession about Andy.

In her personal interview, Solbi said, "Although we're only acting as a couple, Andy really feels like a real husband to me. Although I don't know if oppa has opened up his heart to me, but it doesn't feel like we're doing a show. It was so nice of him to go out in the rain to get coffee for me, wasn't that tough?" Her words seemed to reveal ther feelings towards Andy.

When asked "Do you keep in touch with Andy outside of the show?", she was a little taken aback but she replied "Honestly, I get jealous when I see Andy appearing on shows with other female celebs."

On the other hand, Andy seemed to be in a state of "I don't know". Andy said, "No matter who says that she likes me, whether she really means it or not, I need to experience it before I know it. Although Solbi seems to be really good with aegyo, and she's very nice to people, but I still can't offer much of my heart to Solbi."

After that Andy continued, "If Solbi's heart is true....hahaha", and ended the interview laughing.

Source: newsen
Chi trans: 打糕@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.08][news] Shinhwa's latest Mexican-themed MV to be unveiled on Apr 8

The MV for Shinhwa's main track off their 9th album - RUN - will be unveiled on April 8.

Their management company GoodEMG said that the MV will be unveiled via the 10th anniversary website (, and briefly described the storyline, "The Shinhwa members all transform into Mexican mobsters rescuing Eric who has been held hostage by a rival gang, and it's an MV that shows their friendship and loyalty to each other."

On the other hand, the Shinhwa 9th album Special Limited Edition has clinched top spot on the HOTTRAK presale chart and conslidated sales chart, and also on the weekly sales chart. The 50,000 copies have all been sold out.

The official Shinhwa 9th album will be released on April 10.

Source: OCEAN’S
Chi trans: 染@bestshinhwa
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.08][news] Jun Jin Prepares to Take Japan by Storm

Shinhwa member Jun Jin will hold his first solo concert in Japan, the same year Shinhwa reaches the 10-year anniversary of their debut.

Jun Jin has planned two performances on the 26th (2pm, 7pm) at the C.C. Lemon Hall in Tokyo for 5000 fans. There was only one show originally scheduled but when the 2500 tickets sold out in five minutes, they decided to add another performance.

Since this is Jun Jin's first solo concert in Japan, he sought out director Kim Seo-ryong, one of the best in the field at stage productions for concerts. They are also planning a pan-Asian tour during which the singer's first solo album will be released to coincide with his concert in Korea.

Prior to his Tokyo concert, Jun Jin is scheduled to meet fans for a two-day trip through Fukushima, Japan. They will dine together, play group games, take commemorative photos, and the singer will sign personal autographs.

And on May 7th, the cable TV network So-net--which is currently introducing Hallyu dramas to its audiences--will begin broadcasting the SBS TV drama "Let's Go to the Beach" starring Jun Jin, Lee Wan, Lee Chung-ah and Kang Jung-hwa.

Source: KBS Global

[08.04.08][news] Andy to hold his 1st solo concert in China

Shinhwa's Andy, who released his first solo album in early January and held his own solo concert, will be holding his first solo concert in Shanghai on 19/20 April. Til now he has had several concerts in China as part of Shinhwa, but it's his first as a solo artiste this time.

Andy said, "Because it's my first solo concert overseas, so I'm really looking forward to it. I'll prepare hard so that I can present special songs and performances on stage."

Chinese fans have also got together to write the song "New Dream" as a gift to Andy, and Andy is expected to perform it together with the fans at the concert, further fueling the fans' anticipation. On top of that, Chinese fans from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, together with fans from Korea, Japan and other Asian countries have also been enquiring about the concert.

Andy plans to hold a solo concert in Japan after the China concert, in at the same time with his solo album activities and his variety show appearances.

Source: segye
Chi trans: 打糕@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.07][trans] 10th anniv site Production Note 15: Freestyle #1

It goes on like this Yeah Yeah Yo
Too many questions No answers
Too many wannabe's tryin' to be us but no access
Ten years in this business still keepin' it strong
Even so you know we got the top spot

We keep it real like it suppose to
It changes every week but who got the trophy
In this evil circle we makin' profits
10 years, 20 years we're gonn' drop it.

Say ho
Our party is starting if you got nobody just grab somebody
(say ho ho give it to me say ho say ho)
Our party i starting if you got nobody just grab somebody
(say ho ho give it to me say ho say ho)

They just don't know what time it is. Hey yo M, what's our name man?

Chi trans: 打糕@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.07][trans] 10th anniv site Production Note 14: Note from Eric

In the lyrics booklet of the 9th jib it wrote there that the lyrics to Freestyle #1 will be unveiled at a later date.
That's because the track was originally planned to be an interlude or skit to Minwoo's song.
Although I feel that it's not really necessary to have the lyrics to that
But since it said in the lyrics booklet that it will be unveiled later, I'll be unveiling it in a moment~

Although this album holds many different meanings to everyone, and extremely meaningful to everyone,
It feels even more special to me.
When we were back in SM we nervously did our first recording in the Ilsan recording studio.
We were very lost, very nervous, we learned a lot, we waited for a long time...
Compared to the rappers, the vocals had more parts to work on,
When we head for the Ilsan studio in the morning now
Exchanging glances with the dongsaengs, I'd recall the memories of us playing around.
It was amazing to see the recording studio and the equipment for the first time,
My most respected sonbae Yoo Young Jin personally came to the studio to do directing...
I've seen him on TV, from the days of cassette tapes to the CD era
He whom I've known through his music
Was in the same studio separated by only a glass door
When he gave me instructions over the talk box
It was really, ah... Now I'm really a singer... I could feel the reality of it setting in.
And when I listened to my MD (the popular storage media meant to replace the CD back then) with the completed songs
There was no other feeling that could compare to it, even now the feeling still remains very vivid.

Since then, 10 years have passed.
We're still making music now, and we're still working happily.
Our personal skills have undoubtedly improved,
And we have more time than we did back then when we were on our toes every moment.
And we naturally developed a distinctive style in Shinhwa's music.
Actually Shinhwa's music style is a gift from Yoo Young Jin sonbae
So I'm still very grateful to him.
That's to say that we developed the current Shinhwa style after the 6th jib,
We tried a lot of new things because sonbae couldn't possibly add to our style forever.
Of course there were many clashes of opinions between the members,
And also some difficulties that we faced because of personal activities.

When we moved to the new company and were all feeling lost because we faced new problems,
We received the unforgettable Daesang from each and every fan...
At that time whatever problems we had with the company or the members all disappeared.
Honestly from the bottom of my heart,
The members, led by me and Minwoo, worked very hard together to put out Minwoo's song 'Oh.
Of course I still like 'Oh' very much now, and though I feel that it was a pity that we couldn't have had more follow-up activities for that,
I really thank Director Park Kwon Young and other GOOD colleagues who calmly explained and analysed the situation to each and every member.

Although I still feel for my work, but there has never been a piece of work that I've been 100% satisfied with.
It's already been 10 years, and this time it feels rushed too.
Did we have to wait for one whole day?
When it came to my part, I wanted to be more efficient,
But in actual fact after finishing up on the work, I'd miss those times when I was working...
I was very worried when there were delays because the members were not feeling well...
Although we always would still persevere until the end, but this time the members and the GOOD colleagues stuck it out because of the concert too, it's been tough on you all.
I especially want to thank Minwoo, Chang Un hyung, Bong Gu hyung who lasted until the day before the rehearsal without a change of clothes for 4 days in a row,
And the dongsaengs Woo Young, Il Ho, Han Na, Jong Hyun, Sang Hyun.
This time it's still not something I'm 100% satisfied with,
We all know there's nothing that can make the fans 100% satisfied.
But if there's a time when we can release an album that satisfies everyone 100%
That perhaps would be Shinhwa's last album.

I was very moved during the 10th anniversary concert,
Now I'm holding the very meaningful 9th jib limited edition with the hologram serial number 1, but even though I'm very moved,
I'm still feeling some regrets...
"How nice it would be if we released our 10th album during our 10th anniversary?" I thought about that before.
But looking at it now...
That we seem to be making up for 1 in the future and leaving a void now.
Just like when everytime work arrived in the past...
It was really... I already hated big CDs to begin with...
When I got it I gasped! It's really big...
The paper quality is not of the standard of photobooks... but it contains the photobook for the CD? I do feel this way.
No matter what though I can't squeeze it into my CD rack,
But it's big enough for me to place it with the photobook on my bookshelf, that's not too bad ^^

PS. I thank all the fans who gave me the music production tools for my birthday this year.
Although I couldn't celebrate it with everyone as I had something on,
But I've already received the two presents the MV8800, MOTIF XS, and with them I wrote songs that I'm really satisfied with.
Thank you~

Yours truly, Mun Jung Hyuk

Chi trans: 韩小国 @ BESTSHINHWA
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.07][trans] 10th anniv site Production Note 13: The concert is over...

*The concert is over...

Found this while clearing up after the concert!!
The photos that were set aside after the theme of the concert was decided...
Although it's a little late... But we can relive "SHINHWA Must Go On"... ㅎㅎ

Traces of the concert are still around -
The concert rundown written on the whiteboard in the office -
This was the first draft - the actual concert programme went through a few rounds of amendments.

Although a week has passed since the end of the concert -
But just like everyone we're not back to reality yet -

By DR.Hong

Chi trans: 虫虫猪猪 @bestshinhwa
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.07][news] Singers become victims of MBC-SBS entertainment battle

MBC and SBS sparked off a controversy when they recently announced that singers who appear on other stations' Sunday variety programs will not be allowed to appear on their station's music programs. The management of the singers have been notified of the new rule, which has been implemented with immediate effect, starting with the programs in early April.

Thus this means that singers who appear on MBC's Sunday Sunday Night and SBS' Good Sunday will not be able to appear on SBS' Inkigayo and MBC's Show! Music Core. With the new restriction, the real victims are not only the singers, but the audience as well.

A spokesperson from one management company said, "Although singers appear on variety shows in the hope of getting a spot on the music programs, even this will be difficult now. Singers, being at the losing end of the bargain, can't do much but do the bidding of the stations. The fans are likely to form organized protests against this, and singers themselves are also nervous about this situation."

Singers' appearances on music programs are often a result of their appearances on the stations' variety shows, and it has always been the norm. These appearances also give them a chance to air their MV clips after popular programs.

However, the two stations' move of banning singers comes across as somewhat impulsive and extreme. It's clear that the rivalry between both stations have reached a boiling point.

An industry insider said, "Both stations have been at odds since the end of last year, when MBC refused to allow singers from their artiste management company appear on Exploration of the Human Body on SBS' Good Sunday. The response to We're Married on MBC's Sunday Sunday Night has also been very good. Doesn't this move seem like a reactive measure then?"

Affected artistes
Jewelry, Clazziquai, Crown J, Typhoon, Andy - banned from SBS Inkigayo
Super Junior, Lee Hyori, Han Young - banned from MBC Show! Music Core
Lee Seung Gi - no comeback stages on both MBC and SBS

Source: Hankook Ilbo
Chi trans:韩小国 @ BESTSHINHWA
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

Sunday, April 06, 2008

[08.04.05][Notice] SHINHWA SPECIAL GOODS Ⅱ will release

With everyone's support towards SHINHWA 10 Anniversary SPECIAL GOODS
We are currently undergoing the planning on releasing SPECIAL GOODS Ⅱ

A higher quality of Tumbler,
Photo series printed with SHINHWA member's image,
Stipulation wanted Figure will be all in the planning of the coming release.
Hope everyone will give lots of support.

When the products are release we will post up a notice about it ^^

Cn Trans:打糕@shinhwachina
Eng Trans: amane86@myshinhwa,

[08.04.05][news] It's Skin, please open your doors!

The powerful effects of Shinhwa's 10th anniversary concert - a long queue formed outside the store even before it opens for the day!

Shinhwa craze swept the It's Skin store at Myeongdong over the 29th and 30th of March, the weekend of the Shinhwa 10th anniversary concert as fans from Japan, China and Southeast Asia made their way to Seoul for the concert. In order to purchase products from It's Skin - endorsed by Eric - passionate fans started to queue outside the store an hour before it opened for the day.

Over this weekend, the daily revenue for the Myeongdong store increased by 10 million won, clearly showing the power of Eric on consumers. Products started to run out 3 hours into operation, and the store had to draw goods from headquarters and other stores.

The explosive buying craze took place from the morning of 29th March all the way until early April, and the most popular products among Japanese and Chinese customers were the Power 10 series, the BB cream and the top-end Caviar series.

As Japanese and Chinese customers aren't able to make their way to It's Skin stores frequently, the average expenditure per customer ranged from 200,000 to 300,000 won, and they also requested for paper bags and posters with Eric's picture.

To extend the effect of spokesperson Eric, It's Skin intends to increase the amount of Eric's images in its stores starting from the Myeongdong store, and also increase its promotional activities with Eric's appearances and with Eric's fanclubs.

Source: beautynury
Chi trans: 蘑菇橙子@情投E赫
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.05][Diary] Dongwan, coffee break~

Wuhu~ This is such a special delicious~ contains caramel taste! Huhuhu...

So-so simply spending my last 20th winter
So-So experiencing the past SHINHWA 10 anniversary.

More or less are experiencing insomnia and chronic fatigue .. hehehe
The weather is getting warmer now
It is Spring already

Is there any Spring news that you want to know~?

Cn Trans:打糕@shinhwachina
Eng Trans: amane86@myshinhwa,

[08.04.04][News] Andy, tighten his lips bcuz of sadness (for the late ImSeongHun)

April 2nd morning group Tortoise leader ImSeongHun (age 38) pass away due to acute myocardial infarction, on 2nd afternoon his funeral set up in Hannam-dong, Seoul University Hospital Suncheon, on 3rd April Andy came to the funeral, condolence.

Cn Trans:打糕@shinhwachina
Eng Trans: amane86@myshinhwa,

[08.04.03][trans] Shinhwa 9th album 'Thanks to' liner notes

Thanks To


God who has protected me for the past 10 years... my family... the members...
Colleagues from SM, GOOD, TOP Class
The staff at all our performances
And you
Thank you very much.
I'll keep praying for you.
I love you.


The fans who have spent the last 10 years together with us... And the members who are even closer than real brothers...
You've given me faith for the past 10 years to make music...
I want to truly tell you for once that I love you all, thank you all.
Do not forget... even in our next lives...

Live for Shinhwa...


Thank you God, thank you Dad.
Thanks to Pastor Ahn Yeon Suk and the brothers and sisters at Peace Church who often pray for me.
Thanks to Mr Lee Soo Man, Young Jin hyung, Jung Hee hyung for their advice.
Not forgetting Kyung Wook hyung, Soo Hyun hyung, Hyung Gook hyung, Young Joon hyung.
Kwon Young hyung, Chang Uhm hyung and the colleagues at Good Ent, you've worked hard.
Thanks to Director Hong Hyun Jong who takes care of me like a real big brother.
Thanks to the H2 Ent. family.
To Sang Hoon who's been working hard, you're a great friend!
Young Shin nuna~ Young Ho ah~ Thanks!

10 years isn't as long as I thought it was.
But I've gained a lot of things during this time.
Compared to the love that everyone has given me, I always feel sorry that I haven't been able to repay you enough.
I will work hard in the next 10 years to repay everyone~! I love you all~ Shinhwa Changjo!


10 years...
We've been running on this road until now
Sometimes when I look back...
I wonder which roads I have passed...
Makes me think a lot

Rather than to reflect on the time that has passed, please stay on and look at how we run ahead on this road for an even longer time.

That road only has Shinhwa members on it.

And everyone will stay together, I believe.

I love you all.


To all the Shinhwa fans who has loved us for 10 years... I'm always grateful to you all and I'll always love you all

To my parents, my family, and my grandmother
Please stay healthy and live til a ripe old age, and stay with me by my side always.

To the Shinhwa members who are as precious as my family, and who have guided me til today...
I'll always love you

Moon Shik hyung, Suk Woo hyung, Director Jung Yoon Ki
And the colleagues at JF Story
And my friends, the hyungs and dongsaengs...
I'm always thankful for you.

Though I can't list out everyone here
All the hyungs, dongsaengs, friends and staff around me...
My gratitude towards you only grow deeper...

I'll work even harder in future.
Thank you.


For the love from everyone who has helped to create Shinhwa...
And to the hyungs who will always make up Shinhwa with me... to all of you I love U..
To everyone who has allowed me be part of Shinhwa and to be together with everyone for 10 years, I thank you.

Source: Shinhwa 9th jin
Chi trans: 韩小国 @ BESTSHINHWA
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.03][trans] Lasting friendship "SHINHWA

SOFTLY counting "one, two, three", then stretching one arm and then shouting "Hello, we are Shinhwa!" Just like this, they have spent 10 years together.

Even with the passage of time, Shinhwa is still Shinhwa. There are still the six of them, Eric''s still the leader and Shin Hyesung is still the main vocalist. It''s hard to find any idolgroup in which there hasn''t been any change of members over such a long period of time. Shinhwa said the motivation that has pushed them on for such a long time is "our trust in each other".

As the longest-running group in South Korea, they held their 10th anniversary (周年纪念) concerts at Seoul Olympic Park on March 29 and 30. These were their last concerts before they go for military service. The band will release their last album under the name of "Shinhwa" next month.

However, the reason why Shinhwa attracts so much attention isn''t just because they''ve been around for so long. This doesn''t have that much to do with how popular they are or how good their music is, either. As a matter of fact, it''s a contradictory relationship between Shinhwa and their fans. Shinhwa doesn''t have a song that could let people sing along easily. Their main tracks are always dance songs with quick beats and powerful rhythms . Their complicated dances are hard to follow.

But for their fans, the six men are more idols than singers.

"Shinhwa means hip to me. These guys gave me the opportunity to know what being is all about," wrote one of Shinhwa'' fans in her blog.

Credits to:

[08.04.03][Notice] 2008 Andy Solo concert

Hi everyone,

Andy's Solo concert in Shanghai "Andy the first PROPSE in Shanghai 2008 (Love.Friend.Fate), will falls on April 19th & 20th in Shanghai Art Theatre, there will be a total of 3 concert performance.

This is Andy's first solo concert in China, he will bring lots of surprise to everybody and hope that everybody will show their love, care and passion to him.

Andy's Shanghai solo concert tickets preorder had started, if there are fans in Korea who wants to purchase the ticket, please write an email to ( with the title <앤디 중국 콘서트 티켓 구매> or 《Andy中国演唱会门票购买》 and tell us your quantity, which date of the concert you wants to go, all by before April 7th 2008.

Concert Info:
Concert Title:Andy the first PROPOSE in Shanghai 2008 (Love.Friend.Fate)
Date:2008 April 19th (Saturday) afternoon [title: LOVE]
2008 April 19th (Saturday) night [title: Friend]
2008 April 20th (Sunday) night [title: Fate]

*The exact concert time will be announce after April 14th.
Venue: Shanghai Art Theatre
Address: Shanghai JingAn JiangNing road 446)/(上海市静安区江宁路466号)
Organizer: Shanghai International Arts & Culture communication company1
Management: Shanghai YaYin Arts & Culture company Korean department, Shanghai Cultural Communications company

For more inquiry (Fax) :+86-021-65601435

Source:ND enter.
Eng Trans: amane86@myshinhwa,

[08.04.03][News] SHINHWA-Kangta, 2 days concert, tourism income raises 5 billion

Hanryu start 2 days concertin Korean had helped the tourism increases over a 5 billion income.

Male group SHINHWA & Kangta on March 29th & 30th hold a 2 day concert, they had attracted more than 3100 Asian fans to Korea.

The organizer of SHINHWA concert, Openworld enter related staff express "From the tourism company we know that there is 1500 japanese fans & 1200 china fans who came for the SHINHWA 10th anniversary concert. In these 2 days included the concert expenses and the whole trip expenses, everyone had spent approximately of 1,200,000 to 1,500,000 Korean won. The total of expenses reached up to 3.9 billion won.

SHINHWA & Kangta's 2 days concert had help the country's tourism income increases 5billion korean won. SHINHWA concert related staff express "This is just the calculation on the concert, air tic, and hostel fee only. If we added up all the other expenses, it will be over 5billion korean won."

Cn Trans:jojoyu7@shinhwachina
Eng Trans: amane86@myshinhwa,

[08.04.03][news] Shinhwa releases limited edition and regular edition of 9th album

Popular group Shinhwa will be releasing their official 9th album on 10 April after releasing 50,000 copies of their Special Limited Edition 9th album on 3 April.

GoodEMG said, "This album comes 1 year and 10 months after their last album in May 2006.

Shinhwa's Special Limited Edition 9th album includes an A4-sized photobook and a special hologram with a serial number ranging from 1 to 50,000. Prior to its release, the album has already garnered a lot of attention from fans.

This album includes 10 tracks such as title track RUN, Free Style #1 written by Eric, We Can Get It On. All the members participated on the background harmony of the tracks.

The title track RUN, a special collaboration between Lee Minwoo - who has recently been very active as a producer - and Eric, is exactly like its title, that allows people to feel the forward-looking passion of Shinhwa in the past 10 years. The uniquely powerful sound and beats of Shinhwa grab the listener's attention, and it narrates the 10-year friendship and neverending story between the 6 men.

Eric, who wrote the rap lyrics for 2 Ma Luv, included the titles of their hits over the years in the lyrics, such as Brand New, Perfect Man, Only One, Hey Come On, giving the song an interesting twist.

Shinhwa expressed, "It's already our 9th album, and it's a whole new feeling. Just like our 10th anniversary, this is something that means a lot to us. This year will be an unforgettable year for all the members.

In addition, the Daum portal is holding a "My Love Shinhwa" search draw, and also using Shinhwa as the theme in its Daum TVpot Shinhwa talent search, amidst other promotions in its Shinhwa 10th Anniversary Festival. Anyone who searches for '@신화10주년' ('@Shinhwa 10th anniversary) can stand to win Shinhwa collectibles and an autographed copy of the 9th official album.

Source: newsva&oceans
Chi trans: jojoyu7@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.03][news] Andy selected as promotion ambassador for Nivea

Shinhwa's Andy has been selected as the promotion ambassador for international beauty brand Nivea for its new Beauty Line range.

Having just completed Shinhwa's 10th anniversary concert, Andy is now back in the thick of action with his solo activities. He has been selected as the ambassador for Nivea's Deodorant Pearl Beauty product, and will be taking part in its launch events. His role will be to relay the male ideals of feminine beauty to the public.

A Nivea rep said, "In our survey of celebrities who possess a gentle and delicate appeal, Andy came out tops. We feel that Andy is able to relay the male notion of feminine beauty."

On the launch event on 3 April. Andy will make an appearance with Solbi, who plays his wife on MBC's We're Married. Andy and Solbi will be sharing their thoughts on what constitutes a sexy woman and other topics related to feminine beauty at the event.

Currently busy with his solo album and variety show appearances, Andy will end his activities for Love Song, and move on to the promotional activities for his follow-up single.

Source: newsen&oceans
Chi trans: jojoyu7@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz

[08.04.02][info] Shinhwa 9th jib Limited Edition - cover art and tracklist

1 Last Train Home (music by Vink)
2 Voyage (music & lyrics by Vink)
3 다시 한 번만 / Dashi Hanbeonman / Just One More Time (music by Kim Jae Suk; lyrics by Choi Shin Won)
4 Free Style#1 (music & lyrics by Eric)
5 Run (music by Lee Minwoo; lyrics by Eric)
6 2 Ma Luv... (music by Jang Joon Ho; lyrics by Jang Joon Ho & Park Jang Geun)
7 We Can Get It On (music by Eric; lyrics by Eric & David Kim)
8 So In Love (music by Kwon Tae Eun; lyrics by Lee Minwoo)
9 기억나니? / Ki-ok Nani? / Do You Remember? (talk)
10 아직 못다한 이야기 / Ajik Motdahan Iyagi (The Stories We Haven't Told) (music & lyrics by Lee Sang In)

[08.04.01][trans] A post about Eric's injury from Ericvoice

Title of post: Worried about Eric!

I read some comments on the concert, it went something like this:

"A: Oh no, Eric oppa got injured today? I saw oppa being helped into the car by the managers.

B: I wonder if he really got injured.... Did the managers really have to hold him when he was walking?

A: I didn't get tickets, so I only stayed outside. I saw oppa coming out from Entrance 1-1, but he was being helped out.

B: The other oppas looked fine....I was really close to them and I wanted to greet them, but oppa was furrowing his brows and he looked like he was in pain ㅠㅠ Please don't get hurt ㅠㅠ"

What exactly happened, does anyone know what's going on?
Why is he in pain, where is he hurting... ㅠㅠ

I just want to see oppa smile everyday, that's all I hope for, sorry ㅠㅠ

Mod's reply:

Though I'm really tired after the concert, I'll write a little recap anyway ㅠㅠㅠ
Eric hurt his back before in a traffic accident, you do know that?
That's why he was sent to the ER in the midst of filming KSA because he was in pain
The fans who are aware of his condition are very worried about him whenever he has concerts

No matter how tired he was during the concert, Eric put in his best because this is the last concert before enlistment.
My heart jumps everytime he has to dance
He didn't have a lot of big movements in the concert end of last year, but the moves this time are a lot harder than we expected = =
On stage, we really saw oppa's amazing skills ㅠㅠ but to me it's a worrying performance
He smiles ever so brightly on stage, but he's actually holding the pain in
With a bad back, taking even one step is extremely arduous...oppa...

ㅠㅠㅠ What is he going to do when he films the drama? ㅠㅠㅠ
All we can do now is to trust and support him
oppa~~~~~~~~~~~ oppa you must hang in there
ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ we'll love oppa no matter what happens ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

Source: ericvoice
Chi trans: loli@情投E赫+178
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@shinhwabiz