Sunday, March 28, 2010

Recruit #203 이 민우 Lee Minwoo

Well well… Look who just got a haircut… :p

SOURCE: Absolut Shinhwa

[10.03.27] Dongwan’s photolog: Shinhwa’s 12th anniversary. (added new RicSung pic)

He just stuck in another photo in the post that he made 3 days ago

More importantly – I see Eric holding an iPhone! Why doesn’t he have a Twitter account yet?????


I’ve uploaded a photo of Hyesung and kept it a secret from him…
This time too he’s going to smash my camera. Bad-tempered rascal.

Credits: Dongwan’s Naver blog + Absolut Shinhwa

Shinhwa fanmade movie poster parodies – THESE ARE EPIC!

WARNING: Do not scroll on if you have food or water in your mouth. I will not take responsibility for any damaged computer or phone screens. There’s no way you’ll be able to laugh with your mouth closed.

Firstly, the originals…

Sworn Brothers

The Good, The Bad, The Weird

Pirates Of The Caribbean


New Moon

Now, brace yourselves… In the same order as above…

All fanart courtesy of the amazingly talented 아임지횽 (

Aptly renamed ‘Oil and Water’

Eric The Good, Eric The Bad, Eric The Weird – hey that works!

Shinhwa of the Caribbean?


(Brand) New Moon…

Source: Absolut Shinhwa

The cake featured in Dongwan’s blog entry…

Credits: July’s Cyworld + Skirtwind + Absolut Shinhwa

The cake featured in Dongwan’s blog entry…

Just in case anyone is interested to take a closer look at the cake from Dongwan’s Korean fansite Yoenin (the one with the ship) that Dongwan posted yesterday i.e. this cake:

Here are more pics of the cake… These are probably the 6 cutest pirates you’ll ever meet… Too cute to eat!

Credits: Yoenin

p.s.: And for those who missed the trending project earlier, we managed to peak at #4! I didn’t manage to catch a screencap of it, so please share if you did! ^^

[10.03.24] Info: Mailing address of Minwoo’s training camp

Firstly, please note that this is not an official notice – it’s info that was posted by a fan on Six Senses (Shinhwa Korean fansite), who hopes that we can quietly send our support to Minbong without alerting those hateful reporters… Don’t know where she got the info from, but no harm giving it a try ^_^

Secondly, if you are intending to send him a letter (yes, LETTERS only, no packages please), please make sure you don’t leave out “No.203″ in the address, because there is another guy with the same name in the same platoon…

1st Company, 3rd Platoon, No. 203
Recruit LEE Min Woo
37th Division, Recruit Training Battalion
82-10, Saseo-ham, Yeontan-ri, Jeungpyeong-eup, Jeungpyeong-gun
368-909 Chungcheongbuk-do

368-909 충북
증평군 증평읍 연탄리 사서함 82-10호
37사단 신병교육대대 1중대 3소대 203번
훈련병 이민우

Credits: mental@SixSenses + Absolut Shinhwa

Pic: Dongwan with a fan (at the steakhouse!)

Now… we’re pretty familiar with what Dongwan was wearing the day they met up at the steakhouse, right? So apparently a fan managed to catch hold of Dongwan for a picture together! Holding on to his arm too!!

Taken from Dongwan Baidu Bar

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

[10.03.24] Dongwan’s photolog: Shinhwa’s 12th anniversary.

To celebrate our 12th anniversary we went to a steakhouse~
Although Andy couldn’t meet up..ㅜㅜ
We drank Andy’s share on his behalf so that’s fine!

Yes. We’re all on one ship sailing through the rough seas.
But the people who become the wind, the people who become the sun,
And the people who made the ship, we have not forgotten them.
The juniors should be like that too… There aren’t stars that shine by themselves, isn’t it.~*


[Copyright 2010 Kim Dongwan. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited.]


It’s fine to repost this on fansites~^^

Credits: Dongwan’s Naver blog + Absolut Shinhwa

[10.03.23] Open World notice: Release of Junjin’s Asia Tour in Seoul DVD

Some of you might be ordering via your respective country forums, but for those who are not – you can make your preorder on DVDHeaven or YesAsia.

DVDHeaven (with poster)
DVDHeaven (without poster)
YesAsia (folded poster)
YesAsia (poster in tube)

Intro blurb from YesAsia:

Before heading off to the army in October 2009, Shinhwa member Jun Jin launched a solo concert tour to bid farewell to his fans throughout Asia. His final concert in Seoul was held on September 27, 2009 at Yonsei University Auditorium. Jun Jin was as charismatic as ever performing dance and ballad hits like “I’ll Love Even If It Hurts”, “Even If It’s a Thousand Times”, and Hey Ya. Shinhwa bandmate Lee Min Woo also made a special appearance for Eusha Eusha. Other than the concert, the 3-Disc Last Concert 2009: Asia Tour In Seoul includes multi-angle footage and concert history on Disc 2, plus Asia tour making documentary, China fan meeting footage, and “Goodbye JJ” special on Disc 3.


Junjin’s Last Concert 2009 [Asia Tour in Seoul] DVD, which was released first in Japan,
Will be released in Korea on 8th April.

Preorder date: 24th March 2010 (Wed) onwards

You can make your preorders on all online sites!!

[DVD details]

His passionate concert performance before his enlistment fully unveiled.

1. Starting with Hong Kong on 31 May and spanning Japan, Taiwan, Shanghai, Chengdu and Beijing,
Junjin holds nothing back for his final show in Seoul!!

2. The energetic and lively scene of the concert before his enlistment in 2010, together with his fans!

3. Not just his charisma-packed dance tracks like “Even If It’s A Thousand Times” and “Come Back”,
The full versions of his gem-like ballads from the album all unveiled!

4. Watch the behind-the-scene stories of the tour and happenings from all the countries
Special “Asia Tour Making” segment!!

5. Snippets from the practice studio, rehearsals and waiting room, all revealed in the 40pg mini photobook

Contents: 3 DVDs + Fanmeeting mini photobook

Credits: Open World + Absolut Shinhwa

[10.03.23] ND notice: Sincerely congratulating Shinhwa on their 12th anniversary~

How’s everyone?
With the cold snap and yellow sand lately, is everyone in good health?

It has been approximately 3 months since Andy started life in the army.
Lately Andy has been assigned to the National Defense Media Agency to serve on the External Affairs Team and is getting on in good health.

Andy, who’s now earnestly fulfilling his national service, debuted together with Shinhwa on 24th March 1998, and today marks their 12th anniversary.

To all of you who have been giving Andy and Shinhwa much love and encouragement, let’s celebrate their 12th anniversary together.

We’re not just congratulating Shinhwa on their 12th anniversary, we’re also expressing our heartfelt gratitude to all of you who have cried and laughed with Andy, and gave your continuous support and love to Andy.

Not just for 12 years, going forward, please continue to give Shinhwa and Andy your love and support.

Take care not to catch a cold, and please stay in good health.
Thank you.

Credits: ND Entertainment + Absolut Shinhwa

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

[10.03.22] Dongwan’s reviewlog: Ikigami – The Ultimate Limit (a.k.a. Death Notice)

brief introduction to the movie HERE.

Director: Takimoto Tomoyuki
Starring: Shota Matsuda, Kôji Tsukamoto, Riko Narumi, Takayuki Yamada, Akira Emoto
Released: 2008 Japan, 133 minutes
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Special Law for the Maintenance of National Prosperity
‘Randomly select one out of 1,000 people between the ages of 18-24 to die for the country.’
Even if this is hypothetical it’s still discomforting, because of this deeply Nazi premise I watched this film.

Perhaps if this method of controlling human lives by force is used,
If you have the thought that you’ll suddenly die one day, during the prime of your life when you should be dreaming,
Would you be able to live with more conviction…
At least the thought of ‘anyone can die any day’
Might reduce cases of people who insist on ending their own lives.

The pain of reality is nothing in the face of death.
The premise of the movie isn’t too different from reality.
Although we are people who are alive, we are also just people who haven’t died yet.
In the face of life where we don’t know when and what will be, we have to make every day meaningful.

The older brother played by Takayuki Yamada is worth watching out for.

Credits: Dongwan’s Naver blog + Absolut Shinhwa

[10.03.22] Dongwan’s memolog: Teatime before enlistment.

The rain and snow is really heavy.

Feeling bad.
For being late. And for not being able to bid farewell to everyone.
Anyway since it’s nothing to boast about.
Nevertheless please give your support!
[Copyright 2010 Kim Dongwan. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited.]
It’s fine to repost this on fansites~^^

Credits: Dongwan’s Naver blog + Absolut Shinhwa

[10.03.22] Shinhwa’s Lee Minwoo quietly begins basic military training today

Lee Minwoo (31), member of popular group Shinhwa, has begun his military training on 22 March.

Lee Minwoo enlisted this afternoon at the 37th Infantry Division in Jeungpyeong County in North Chungcheong-do for the 4-week basic military training course. Upon completion of the training course, Lee Minwoo is expected to return to the Korea Railroad Corporation (Korail), at its Seoul headquarters situated in Yongsan-gu (Seoul Station), to serve his military duty as a public service officer.

After suffering injuries to his spine and ankle in a traffic accident in December last year, Lee Minwoo began his military service on 25th February as a public service officer at Seoul Station.

A source close to Lee Minwoo said that he wished to enlist for training quietly thus news of this was only released on the day of his admittance into the training center.

Having made his debut with Shinhwa in 1998, Lee Minwoo has gone on to start a solo career and has released 4 full albums so far. He has been taking a break since releasing his 4.5th mini album in June last year.

Credits: Mydaily + Absolut Shinhwa

Sunday, March 21, 2010

[10.03.19] Recent pics of Junjin

These are photos that a Korean fan found from the Cyworld page of a bar that Jin frequents…

Although I feel bad about doing this to Oppa, but…… *click*
This is considered the ‘clean version’

I found these on the Cyworld page of a bar that Oppa frequents, seems that he took them with a staff member. ㅋㅋ

Looks like Hagrid from Harry Potter
This is the so-called thick stubble…
Actually I thought about whether I wanted to upload this photo, since there’s a cigarette
But isn’t it pretty, the way Oppa’s hand is positioned?
Although I’ve uploaded it, but I’ll delete it if there are any problems ㅠㅠ

Credits: Elysium + Junjin Baidubar + Absolut Shinhwa

[10.03.19] Dongwan’s memolog: Photography equipment.

Since you’re wondering…

camera & lenz

nikon D700 , sb900
nikor 14-24Nmm f2.8G
nikor 24-70Nmm f2.8G
nikor 50mm 1.4
nikor 80-200mm 2.8D
leica m8.2
leica sumilux 35mm f1.4
leica noctilux 50mm f0.95
leica summicron 90mm f2.0
rollei classic 35mm
sigma DP1
canon ixus100is


adobe photoshop cs4
adobe lightroom
nikon capture 2.0

It’s not that I’m buying equipment to take photos,
It’s more like I’m taking photos to buy equipment…ㅜㅜ

Credits: Dongwan’s Naver blog + Absolut Shinhwa

Thursday, March 18, 2010

[10.03.17] Dongwan’s memolog: Plans.

‘The Present’ is a book written by motivational author Spencer Johnson most known for his 1998 book ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’.

No one can predict or control the future.
However, the more clearly you imagine what you want to see happen,
Plan for it and do something today to make it happen.
The less anxious you are in the present, and the more the future is known to you.

From ‘The Present’

Credits: Dongwan’s Naver blog + Absolut Shinhwa

[10.03.13][news] Singer Shin Hyesung’s new challenge – “I still want to grow”

Korean singer Shin Hyesung’s album “Find voice in song”, sung in Japanese has been released. This is the official Japan solo debut work for Shin Hyesung, main vocalist of popular group SHINHWA. Having come to Japan in the last leg of Februray for promotion, I inquired of his thoughts on the new album. (Saitou Tomoko)

–With this time’s album, is there anything you have discovered about yourself?

To me, this was a new challenge. Whenever I am making an album, I am always happy to be singing the songs, however, lately, I felt that this unchartered road is still far, and that I still have lots of room to grow, that there are many portions that are still unsatisfactory. Until now, I have had similar feelings but, as I did various kinds of music, I felt that there are many points about the music that I should also study. I believe it is this kind of album.

–In the song “Over the rainbow” are the lyrics “Someday lets cross the bridge again as friends.” The lyrics are calling to friends you have been separated from, with what kind of image did you sing this?

With this song, I thought of friends who I have not seen for a long time, and felt that I wanted to see them again. Many have said to me, “Right now, Shinhwa is on hiatus, and each member has their own circumstances rendering the group unable to do activities together, and with this song I think of that.” It is the same for me. Right now, we can’t do activities together and are doing individual activities, I think of these members. I recorded while remembering the Shinhwa members, or my own friends who I have not been able to meet.

–In the same song “Over the rainbow,” there are also the lyrics “It won’t change, my feelings will always be the same.” On the other hand, Hyesung is always making new challenges. What are the things you want to change from now on, and the things you don’t want to change?

The things I want to change, in terms of music I would like to further broaden my own volume and breadth. Of course, I am a singer who concentrates on ballads, but I cannot solely sing ballads. I would like to sing a great variety of music, those which suit me, and those which I can present well. I would like to widen my musical breadth, my spectrum, so to speak.

I have been in the industry for 12 years now, but from now on it will be a longer interval, and I will continue singing. Thus, the relation between those who are listening closely to my songs, I woul like that to continue and not change.

–When you were working on the album, was there any phrase or word in Japanese that you particularly liked, or felt it was beautiful?

In this album, there is a song called “Galaxy (Ginga),” I think the title word, “ginga” is very pretty.

Born in November of 1979. The main vocal of Korea’s 6-member popular group Shinhwa which debuted in 98. As the 5 members excluding Hyesung are currently serving in the military, group activities as Shinhwa are currently on stopped.

credit trans: soratino @ biz
original text:

[10.03.15] Dongwan’s photolog: A trip to Jeju-do on White Day.

Apparently White Day is celebrated in only Korea and Japan. Why was it created…-_-;
I hate hearing irrelevant kids whining for candy, and I hate seeing couples,
Anyhow I left for Jeju-do.

Going to catch the sunset in Chagui-do…

Though there was some yellow dust, the weather was pretty clear. Jeju-do was filled with the beams of the Spring sun~

I saw a seagull couple eating seaweed, and though I hate to see couples, for some reason it was heartwarming. ^0^

Standing on the horizon, the endlessness made me feel my insignificant existence..

Enjoying the sunset in Chagui-do.. If there was no yellow dust and a little more clouds, there could have been a beautiful purple sunset…
What do you mean it’s different from the sunset in Jeongeup!! -_-;

The basalt coast in Jeju-do is really beautiful~

The next day I intended to wake up early to go up Seongsan Sunrise Peak, but as the weather was really really bad, I slept in.
On the way back I met a cute and young lady horse~

I ate 4 meals of abalone hot pot and grilled tilefish.
The grilled tilefish was really delicious~^^

Credits: Dongwan’s Naver blog + Absolut Shinhwa

Sunday, March 14, 2010

[10.03.12] Dongwan’s memolog: sorry

are you in love with someone Oppa Yam???? if you are in love but Love YOU more, then, that is not love ……
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

“i love you but i love me more”

sex and the city

Credits: Dongwan’s Naver blog

Friday, March 12, 2010

[10.03.11] Dongwan’s memolog: A handicapped heart.

You like someone, you want to read his mind, and expect back as much as you’ve given, and eventually it becomes hate.
This kind of repetition becomes tedious and you frivolously, or insincerely, keep dating people you shouldn’t date,
And so eventually you can only step into a relationship that can’t progress deeper…
Like a handicap (of the heart)…

Credits: Dongwan’s Naver blog + Absolut Shinhwa

[10.03.11] Kim Dongwan expresses sentiment on personal blog about murder of Busan high school girl

Read more about the horrific tragedy here.

Shinhwa member Kim Dongwan has expressed his thoughts about the recent shocking rape and murder case of a 13-year-old high school girl in Busan with a post titled “The Chaotic World” on his personal blog on 10th March.

Kim Dongwan wrote, “I used to think that even if I can’t get married, I must still have children, but I’ve changed my thinking, even if I get married, I don’t want to have children. I’m already scared thinking about how my child will have to live in such a chaotic world.”

Police have arrested the suspect Kim Gil Tae (33) on March 10th.

Credits: SPN + Absolut Shinhwa

Thursday, March 11, 2010

[10.03.10] Dongwan’s memolog: The chaotic world.

I used to think that even if I can’t get married, I must still have children,
But I’ve changed my thinking, even if I get married, I don’t want to have children.
I’m already scared thinking about how my child will have to live in such a chaotic world.

Credits: Dongwan’s Naver blog + Absolut Shinhwa

[10.03.10] ND notice: Mailing address of Andy’s unit.

send in those mails, ladies....

How are you?
With the weather suddenly turning cold, are you in good health?

This is the mailing address for Andy, who has been assigned to the Defense Media Agency unit.


서울시 용산구 용산고 길21 국방홍보원 대외협력팀 이등병 이선호
우편번호 : 140 – 833

Private LEE Seon Ho
Defense Media Agency, External Affairs Team
21 Yongsango-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea
Postal code: 140-833

Please send your messages of support to Andy who is working hard to serve his military duty,
And we ask for your support and love.

Thank you^^

Credits: ND Entertainment + Absolut Shinhwa

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

[10.03.09] Dongwan’s photoblog: Umbrella. (added new text)

Fools throw away umbrellas easily.
Because they think that after the rain stops the skies will always continue to stay clear…

Credits: Dongwan’s Naver blog + Absolut Shinhwa

Cyworld pics: M and his hairstylist

Courtesy of M’s hairstylist ^^ (
source: Absolut Shinhwa

[10.03.09] Dongwan’s memolog: As I got my vaccination shot… (p.s note added)

As I got my Hepatitis A vaccination shot, my body is feeling so hot that I can’t sleep well…
From tomorrow onwards I can even eat jwipo (note: a dried fish snack) that has dropped onto the ground.

p.s. Aigoo. Miss Moon Geun Young has contracted hepatitis too….ㅜㅜ
Let’s all get ourselves vaccinated against hepatitis~
People who received the Hepatitis A vaccination when you were young, if you’re no longer in your teens, most of you would no longer have the antibodies,
So it’s fine if you just directly get the vaccination shot without a checkup~
I got a headache for 2-3 days in a row after that… So don’t get vaccinated before any important dates. ^^

Credits: Dongwan’s Naver blog + Absolut Shinhwa

[10.03.09] Fancam of Andy at Power Concert

… Performing Propose and Love Song~~~~~

video credits: Absolut Shinhwa

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

[10.03.02] Dongwan’s memolog: Without thinking.

I want to return to the days of being busy only with activities.
A week in the life of an adult is tiring….ㅜㅜ
I still feel it’s tough putting things in order by myself… There are too many things I need to pack.
No matter what! I have to meet and marry a girl like Goguma who can live well even on her own.

Credits: Dongwan’s Naver blog + Absolut Shinhwa

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

[10.03.01] Lee Minwoo has begun serving as a public service officer since end Feb

News that Lee Minwoo, member of popular group Shinhwa, has already begun his military duty, has been belatedly released.

According to a rep of Lee Minwoo on 1 March, following his farewell concert held on 21 Feb at Seoul’s Mapo Art Center, Lee Minwoo had gone on to begin his military duties as a public service officer in Yongsan, Seoul.

The rep said, “Normally he would have to go through a 4-week basic military training course before being deployed as a public service officer, but in December last year he met with a car accident that left him with injuries to the neck, spine and ankle so he will complete the training at a later date.”

Credits: Yonhap News + Absolut Shinhwa

Fancams from M’s Suite Room concert (21 Feb 2010)

Hey Come On

Perfect Man

Last First Kiss

Vid credits: Nabi J + djksfjk
source: Absolut Shinhwa

[10.03.01] Dongwan’s photolog: Umbrella.

Seems like there are people who think that the umbrella has been thrown away.
But the umbrella is just an umbrella…

Credits: Dongwan’s Naver blog + Absolut Shinhwa

Monday, March 01, 2010

[10.02.28] Dongwan’s memolog: As I got a vaccination shot…

As I got my Hepatitis A vaccination shot, my body is feeling so hot that I can’t sleep well…
From tomorrow onwards I can even eat jwipo (note: a dried fish snack) that has dropped onto the ground.

Credits: Dongwan’s Naver blog + Absolut Shinhwa

[10.02.28] Dongwan’s memolog: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success (23 Feb)

Anyway – this is an interesting lecture that Dongwan has recommended, do take some time to check it out. You can view it with subtitles in other languages too, just make your selection right under the ‘play’ button under the video on the page. If not, you can check out the transcript here too…

Alain De Botton

Be it the reason for failure, or the reason for success, it’s not all because of ‘me’.
Thus there’s no need to be too distressed, and no reason to be too conceited.
This is what Botton ahjosshi said.

Credits: Dongwan’s memolog + Absolut Shinhwa