Thursday, April 30, 2009

[09.04.29] Hyesung’s JP Mobile Staff Diary: MV Story 19

On one evening 2 weeks after we returned to Korea,
We paid a visit to the music video director at his office in Apgujeong-dong.
To be very precise, it was the day of the first preview of the music video!!
The director’s office was full of interesting decorations~
The music video of Korean singer Seo Taiji was edited by this famous director ^^
This time, Hyesung’s music video can become famous too ^_^

Besides attending this day’s first preview screening, he would be coming for the screening of the edited version the day after~
Not missing any of the scenes, Hyesung carefully checked each and every scene~
The scene of Hyesung crying in the phone booth was actually Hyesung crying for real
His expression and tears were edited well to make the main story flow better.
The really beautiful scenery of Sapporo~
Hyesung’s acting~ And the director’s great filming~

When we finally got to watch the finished product, we were deeply moved!

Source: Always Hyesung + Flashback
Trans: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

[09.04.29] Andy in a drama serial after 4 years; hasn’t managed to contact Shinhwa members

i find it very odd that his older brothers wont talk to him. didnt they celebrated christmas eve together?

hope the guys will call him and that Andy is just fooling around when he says the rest are not phoning him. Maybe ANdy just miss his hyeongs so much

Andy shared his thoughts about appearing in SBS daily drama ‘Two Wives’ 4 years after his last drama project ‘Lovers In Prague’, at the press conference for the new drama on 28th April.

Andy said, “I’m glad to have such a great opportunity to be in a drama again.” ‘Two Wives’ tells the story of an unfaithful husband who loses his memory after an accident and returns to his estranged wife.

In the drama Andy plays Yoon Nam Joon, the younger brother of Yoon Young Hee (played by Kim Ji Young), who gets romantically involved with health club instructor Jo Mimi (played by Lee Yoo Jin).

“I was really stressed out when I acted for the first time 4 years ago, I felt that everyone was looking at me with laser eyes. Though I still feel some pressure now, but it’s much better than before. In order to present some improvement, I’m now training under an acting coach.”

“The people around me have been encouraging me to try acting after the musicals. They said that I’ve finally found my place.” However he disclosed that he has been unable to contact the Shinhwa groupmates whom he has spent the last 10 years with.

“I haven’t been able to reach them, it seems like they’re avoiding me. I wanted to tell them that I’m going to be in a drama, but in the end they didn’t answer my calls. After our 11th anniversary in March, I haven’t received a single phone call from them.” His message for the members? “You must get in touch with me.”

Source: SPN + Six Senses
Chi trans: jojoyu7@shinhwachina
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Minwoo in designer garb…

Or at least a popular Korean designer by the name of Choi Bum Suk… This pic was taken off his Cyworld Club page


credits: midnightgirl13@absoltushinhwa

[09.04.27] WGM love with a music video? Junjin/Lee Shi Young to star in MV despite dating rumors

"We Got Married" couple Junjin and Lee Shi Young will star alongside each other in a new music video.

The two of them will reunite for the MV for the title track of Junjin’s new mini-album. Junjin and Lee Shi Young have been playing a make-believe married couple on MBC variety show ‘We Got Married’, and rumors of them dating in real life have been circulating recently. Despite that, the two have decided to work together in the MV.

Junjin and Lee Shi Young have ended their last filming session for WGM last week, and there are only 2 remaining episodes left to be aired. As Lee Shi Young had promised to appear in Junjin’s MV on an episode of the show, she has kept to her promise. Due to their recent dating rumors, this news has received much attention. Moreover, the two of them will be playing a couple in the MV as well. A source from the WGM production team revealed that their playful show of affection on the show is expected to be seen in the MV as well.

The MV starring Junjin and Lee Shi Young is expected to be seen in May.

Trans: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

[09.04.28] Hyesung’s JP Mobile Staff Diary: MV Story 18

Hyesung is holding a snowball about the size of his face
And waiting for the staff hiding in the car
And after that? ^^ We’ll leave it to your imagination~~

Hyesung returns to his childhood for the time being as he enjoys the snowball fight~
The moment he gets into the warmth of the car he drifts into sleep in no time at all.

Source: Always Hyesung + Flashback
Trans: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

[09.04.28] Shin Hyesung’s 3rd Asia tour, “Planning for a luxury ballad concert”

Singer Shin Hyesung will be holding his third Asia concert tour ‘2009 Shin Hyesung Keep Leaves Tour’, which will kick off on 2nd and 3rd May at Seoul’s Ewha Women’s University.

In November last year, more than 25,000 fans from Shanghai, Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo caught him in action during his second Asia tour.

For this concert, Shin Hyesung will not only perform songs from his Vol.3 Side 2 album, but his repertoire will also include re-arrangements of his songs and remakes of songs from other singers. Fans can expect to see a ballad concert where Shin Hyesung has personally taken a directing role.

In addition, fans from Korea as well as overseas fans from China, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Brunei and other Asian countries will also be able to take part in the “Send A Photo To Shin Hyesung” event where the photos will be made into a concert video montage.

Shin Hyesung said, “I feel a greater sense of responsibility as I hold more concerts, and I want to give something back to the fans who have been waiting and giving their support.”

Starting from the Seoul concert in May, Shin Hyesung’s third Asia tour will also take him to Busan, Taiwan, Singapore, Shanghai, Osaka and Tokyo, all the way to the end of August.

Source: Mydaily
Trans: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

[09.04.27] Hyesung’s JP Mobile Staff Diary: MV Story 17

The filming session isn’t too late~Episode (interesting incident)
While Hyesung was shooting the scene by the beach, all the staff got ready for a battle!
In the land of snow~ Because you can’t do without a snowball fight~

So a surprise attack was launched on Hyesung
And a fierce retaliation began
Hyesung making snow explosives~

Source: Always Hyesung + Flashback
Trans: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

[09.04.27] Dongwan’s photolog: In Hanamaki..

transcript from the translator:
Tried to dig up some info on travelling guidelines for Korean men who are serving their military duty - seems that public service officers are entitled to a certain number of days off in a year just like regular office workers, and they are also able to make private trips overseas BUT they will need to send in their application (subject to approval) in advance…

And so Oppa-yam has been visiting lakes, wearing ‘cute’ masks and now he’s spending some time in Hanamaki in Iwate Prefecture now, taking a dip in the onsens… Dude sure knows how to live the good life~~~

Scroll all the way down to the end of this post and you’ll even see a pic of him IN the onsen… ㅋㅋ

There’s a smiling face~

There’s a bicycle~


There’s even the sky in a mirror~

There are children~

There are the trees I wanted to see


There are onsens with bath tubs made of Japanese cypress~


And there are people in the bath~

Where is this
I’m… being a little strange…
I’m sleepy -_-zzz

Source: Dongwan’s Naver blog
Chi trans: 神话香奈儿@bestshinhwa
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

A few seconds of Junjin’s new song…

Ballad Elf in action… Fancam of Hyesung at the Love Concert…

… perfoming Awaken & Because Of You…

Taken from Sunshine@Six Senses + midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

Monday, April 27, 2009

[09.04.27] Dongwan’s blog: 2009 (main page updated)

thats sweet of the fans, telling Dongwan about others using his photos.
oppa is so caring of his fans, telling them not to worry
thanks for the update Su

To all the fans, you don’t have to worry about image rights at all!
I watermarked the photos only because I don’t like them appearing in news articles~
There’s no need to report to me! ^_^

Source: Dongwan’s Naver blog
Kor trans: 산@Six Senses
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

I’m M! Fancam of Minwoo at the Love Concert

I’m Here + Forgive Me

vid credits to Sunshine@Six Senses
credits to post: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

[09.04.26] Dongwan’s photolog: The weather is certainly a blessing.

It’s always raining.. -_-*
But I don’t mind!

There’s a beautiful railway track..

Cute masks.. ㅋㅋㅋ

Source: Dongwan’s Naver blog
Trans: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

[09.04.26] Dongwan’s photolog: Curiosity

Can’t see the other side

Source: Dongwan’s Naver blog
Trans: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

[09.04.26] Dongwan’s photolog: Tatsuko-san

transcript from Su about the lake: Looks like Oppa-yam did make his way to Japan… Lake Tazawa in Akita to be exact… And Tatsuko is the name of the bronze statue, legend has it that Tatsuko was the most beautiful girl of the area, and wanted to have her youth and beauty preserved; thus she drank the divine water from the spring, and turned into a big dragon, which sank to the bottom of the lake. During the winter months, her dragon husband joins her in the lake, and the warmth of their passion explain why the lake never freezes – although scientists suggest that this is due to its depth…

Never giving up…

Source: Dongwan’s Naver blog
Trans: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

[09.04.26] Hyesung’s Tour Note: Image Rights

Sunday, April 26, 2009

[09.04.26] Dongwan’s photolog: A short vacation

Where would be a good place to go~~?

My hometown’s still the best~^^

Source: Dongwan’s Naver blog
Trans: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

Junjin’s note to fans in Taiwan, China & HK

2009 JUNJIN Forever With You

Hello to all the fans who’ve showered me with love~
This is Junjin.

As I’ve been focusing on the shows/programs in Korea, I haven’t had many chances to let the fans see me on stage, and it’s one of my biggest regrets.
So before the impending enlistment day arrives, I decided that I’ll personally make a visit to meet everyone.

Just like how everyone is looking forward to seeing me, I can’t wait to meet all of you too.
We finally confirmed the schedule for the Greater China region, and I’ll be seeing all of you finally after all the time and effort.

For the past period of time I’ve performed in China on several occasions, and I’ve had many great memories.
And it’s with these special feelings that I’m looking forward to the performances this time round
9 years ago I visited Taiwan as a Shinhwa member, and after all this time I’ll be back by myself, so I’m feeling rather excited. Especially since I’ll be holding a fanmeeting in Hong Kong and it will be my first formal visit, and I think I should be able to do well!

I’ve been preparing for the mini-album these days, and though each day has been so busy that my senses aren’t quite in the best condition,
But for the sake of this tour I’ve been diligently making preparations. And I’ve been spending a little effort on revising my Chinese ^^
It’ll be great if I can get there as soon as possible.

There isn’t much time left now, and I’ll work even harder to present to you an even better Junjin.
As this is the only little thing I can do for all of you before I enlist for the army…
Everyone please just wait a little while more for me~ I love all of you. “WO AI NI MEN”

Source: Trendtonenet + Junjin Taiwan
Chi trans: dwpapa@pttshinhwa
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

We Got Married Moments of Junjin

Pic credits to Cyworld + Dolphinho + Junjin Taiwan + midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

[09.04.25] Shin Hyesung: Now liaising with pretty idol groups for Asia concert tour

Shinhwa’s lead vocalist Shin Hyesung will be holding a “luxury” concert where he will be able to interact and enjoy together with fans.

Hello to all Y-STAR viewers, I’m Shin Hyesung. Glad to see you.

Shin Hyesung - who held his successful 2nd solo concert in Seoul, Shanghai, Osaka and Tokyo in November last year - will be kicking off his Asia tour with his “Keep Leaves Tour in Seoul” concert in May.

Q) An introduction to the concert…?
A) The concert “2009 Keep Leaves Tour” will kick off in Seoul, and then we will move on to Japan and China for the rest of the Asia tour.

Q) What’s the difference between a group concert and a solo concert…?
A) Both are fun. It was very fun though it was very awkward the first time round. I was really worried and troubled when I had to hold a concert by myself but since I’ve already held 3 solo concerts by now… I think I’m used to it and I can enjoy myself.

At one of his past concerts. Shin Hyesung presented a great stage performance together with the Wonder Girls. For this concert what special performances will he present? You must be curious, aren’t you?

Q) You had the Wonder Girls as special guests for one of your past concerts…?
A) Since that time when I had the Wonder Girls as special guests, it seems that many male fans who are quietly anticipating have turned up. It’s a little stressful to say which other pretty and adorable idol groups will turn up at this Shin Hyesung concert… but we’re in the process of liaising right now.

Though he’s 30 now, Shin Hyesung is still the proud owner of a youthful appearance! As always, he is preparing hard for surprise events for the fans.

Q) We hear that you’ve prepared some events for the concert…?
A) We’ve prepared something different. We’ve prepared events that will surprise them over and over again. It will be a big surprise. Really…

Q) And the surprise event is…?
A) It won’t be fun it I say it. You’ll have to turn up. You’ll have to. You must turn up…

A diverse repertoire and surprise guests, make a date with Shin Hyesung at his concert on 2/3 May at the main lecture hall of Ewha Women’s University.

Source: Y Star
Trans: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

Dongwan out at a club on 26th Dec 2008…

credit: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

Minwoo for Tiger JK Style Lungta

credits: Credits to + midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

Saturday, April 25, 2009

[09.04.24] Good EMG Tour Note - Curious People!

[09.04.23] Junjin’s new album promotion: Listen to the new song and write him a fan letter


Enjoying a consistent level of popularity with appearances in variety shows ‘Infinite Challenge’ and ‘We Got Married’, the eternal idol Junjin will be interacting in real time with fans from 23 April onwards, with the launch of the fixed-line/wireless fan letter service on UFO Town (

This UFO Town service will enable fans and stars to interact by sending fan letters, be it text messages or images, to each other, and many fans and other stars such as Super Junior, Wonder Girls, SNSD and Big Bang are also using this service. Fans who wish to send Junjin a text message or a picture message can do so by sending the message to #7000-8838.

On the other hand, to celebrate Junjin joining the service, UFO Town will be organizing an event, “Listen to the new song and FLY”, which will end on 30th April. Fans will hear Junjin’s new song on the 26th April episode of MBC’s We Got Married, and then send a cheering text message [전진신곡대박] (Wishing Junjin success for his new song) at #7000-8838. Participants will then enter a lucky draw where they stand to win a Polaroid photo and a copy of the album personally autographed by Junjin.

Junjin will be communicating in real time with his own portable UFO unit from his office and from the rehearsal studio, and he will be personally sending the replies. After this event is over, fans can continue to use this service to send messages directly to their favorite stars.

Junjin says, “I’ve been receiving the love and support from fans for more than 10 years since my debut, and I hope I can build a closer connection to the fans with this service.”

Source: Arts News + Six Senses + UFO Town
Trans: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

Friday, April 24, 2009

[09.04.023] Hyesung’s JP Mobile Staff Diary: MV Story 16



Unable to separate himself from the portable stove, Hyesung and the portable stove have become lovers~
He can’t let go of the stove~~~

He stays around the stove even in the car~
Enjoying delicious biscuits~

Source: Always Hyesung+Flashback
Trans: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

Thursday, April 23, 2009

[09.04.22] Updates on Minwoo’s new mini-album (from official JP fansite)

We’re now informing everyone of the following:

Minwoo’s 2nd mini-album will go on sale on 26 May in Korea, and presales for Japanese fans will be undertaken by Minwoo Japan Fanclub. We will bring you updates as and when available.

In addition, this is Minwoo’s schedule for May -
2nd week of May: Album jacket photoshoot for 2nd mini-album
3rd week of May: MV filming for 2nd mini-album

Source: Minwoo Japan Fanclub
Chi trans: ilkwang (
Eng trans: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa

[09.04.22] Hyesung’s JP Mobile Staff Diary: MV Story 15



The Cairo and the hairdryer can’t solve the problem of the cold anymore so the portable heat stove makes its appearance!
Hyesung is defrosting his frozen hands.

Source: Always Hyesung+Flashback

[09.04.22] Reason for substitution of WGM couples: They only showed the beautiful side of love

Rok/Kim Shin Young will end their status as ‘married couples’ after the 3rd May episode of WGM. There will be two new couples joining the show after that.

About the new couples, spokesperson from the production team said, “They will have to be couples who can truly show what married life is really about.” In other words, even though the 4 couples were role-playing, they weren’t able to demonstrate a sense of realism.

“The couples now feel more like they’re dating instead of being married.” WGM started out with the objective of simulating married life, but the show has increasingly received comments that the couples on the show behave more like dating couples instead of married couples.

Although they go on dates and complete missions together, we no longer see situations such as those of Crown J/Seo In Young or Jung Hyung Don/Saori where they get mad at each other for their behaviour and argue. Some netizens have also commented that the couples are more concerned with their image and how they are being seen by viewers, and as a result they come across as being unnatural.

In the end WGM has chosen to go back to the basics and the original objective of the show. The existing couples will not be going on farewell trips/missions and will just exit the show directly, which is the production team’s way of showing how real married couples would be like if they part, since divorced couples in real life don’t break up and go travelling together because they can’t bear to part.

Fantasies of love will now be replaced by the realities of married life, and it remains to be seen what changes the new couples will bring to WGM.

Source: SPN Edaily

[09.04.21] Hyesung’s JP Mobile Staff Diary: MV Story 14

Hyesung who’s taking a short break in the car
Looking at the stuffed toy dog, the corners of his mouth turn up into a smile~o^^o
Doesn’t it look like Muri?

Unlike his imagination of spending a beautiful day with the puppy
Muri is now cared for by a friend~
Hyesung is so busy with his work that it’s impossible for him to do so~
Hyesung and Muri~
Will have to say goodbye for each other’s sake ToT

Source: Always Hyesung+Flashback

[09.04.21] Open World notice: Junjin 2009 Asia Tour schedule

Hi there, this is Open World Entertainment.

The tentative schedule for the 2009 Asia tour is as follows:


1. Japan (Osaka & Tokyo)
Osaka Fanmeeting - details to be announced separately
Tokyo Concert - details to be announced separately

2, Hong Kong Fanmeeting
Date: 31 May 2009 (Sunday)

3. Taiwan Concert
Date: 13 June 2009 (Saturday)

4. Shanghai Fanmeeting
Details to be announced separately

Please note that there will be more notices released regarding specific timings and venues coming up soon.
We look forward to the support and participation from local and overseas fans.

Thank you.

Source: Open World Entertainment

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

[09.04.20] Eric maintains popularity with fans with the help of his manager


After Eric - leader of Korean supergroup Shinhwa - enlisted for military service last October, his manager Lee Jong Hyun has been holding video screening events for fans around Asia to ensure that Eric remains popular with his fans. He has already travelled to China and Hong Kong last month, and yesterday he landed in Taipei for a video screening event with more than 300 fans turning up. Lee Jong Hyun too possess good looks, and many of Eric’s fans crowded around him for photos, autographs and some even requested for a hug from him.

Lee Jong Hyun himself has qualities that are as good as those of celebrities. However he said humbly, “I just want to do well in my job as a manager. Everyone’s being so nice because of Eric.”

He added, “Although Eric is now serving his military duty, but he has been working hard at writing songs every day, and he misses his fans too. He will make his comeback as soon as he completes military service.”

Source: Apple Daily (Taiwan)

Entry on Ahn Young Min’s Cyworld minihompy (on Junjin’s new album)

way to go Jinnie :)

10th April 2009

There was news on it today~! ^^
That’s right, I’m the album producer ㅎㅎ

I’m considering whether or not to release the first song via ‘We Got Married’
I’m writing and arranging the song, you may be shocked (?) to find out who’s writing the lyrics ^^
It will be mainly a pop album

Let’s enjoy the music together with Janstin~!!

Source: Ahn Young Min’s Cyworld + Six Senses
Chi trans: jojoyu7@shinhwachina
Eng trans:

[09.04.20] Dongwan’s blog: 2009 (main page updated)

People these days are really cool..

Whether it’s love, work, or life,
They seem to able to manage it easily…

Let’s try living tenaciously for once.

Just coolly disregard public opinion,
Whether I look shabby, uncool and dull.
Things that are annoying..
Things that happen only to me and that only I feel..
Let’s face it with gusto.

For the 30 years that I’ve lived,
I’ve gained much from hanging in there.
Whether it’s love, or work,
Really~ it’s sweet.

Source: Dongwan’s Naver blog
Trans: midnightgirl13@absolutshinhwa.wordpress.come

[09.04.20] Hyesung’s JP Mobile Staff Diary: MV Story 13



Using the hair-dryer to warm his icy cold hands

The gloves, the pants, the boots, and the coat~
Using the heater and a hair dryer to dry them all~

Keeping it dry and warm with the hair-dryer…
Getting snow all over his clothes and boots as a result of the continued running and falling on the snow fields.

Source: Always Hyesung+Flashback

[09.04.20] All 4 couples to exit crisis-hit WGM

All 4 existing couples of MBC variety program ‘Sunday Sunday Night - We Got Married’ will be making their exits from the show.

The WGM production team expressed on 20th April, “The sudden decision to replace the couples was only made last weekend. All 4 couples will be leaving the show after the 3rd May episode, and the new couples will be making their entrances on the 10th May episode.”

The couples of Jung Hyung Don/Tae Yeon and Shin Sung Rok/Kim Shin Young, had already announced their decision to leave the show; and also the other two couples of Junjin/Lee Shi Young and Kang In/Lee Yoon Ji were hit by the announcement of the change. The 4 couples will not be filming any farewell trips, and the remaining amount of recorded footage will be edited accordingly to meet our needs.”

The existing 4-couple format will be reduced to 2 couples for the revamp. The production team added, “As the decision was made suddenly, we’re still in the midst of selecting the new couples. We will form couples to reflect a more realistic display of married life.”

Source: Newsen