Monday, October 31, 2011

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[11.10.31] Minwoo’s 30th Oct Facebook post: Andy’s finally discharged!

On the way back from Busan~ It’s tiring, travelling to and fro on the same day ㅠ

Tomorrow our Andy will finally be discharged from military! Congratulations, my dongsaeng♥

Credits: Minwoo’s FB + Absolut Shinhwa

[11.10.31] Andy, “Shinhwa activities will begin once Lee Minwoo and Junjin complete military service”

Shinhwa member Andy (Lee Seon Ho) shared upcoming plans regarding Shinhwa activities.

Completing his military obligations to the nation, Andy was officially discharged from the army on the morning of 31 Oct at the DEMA HQ in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. Choked with emotion, Andy shed tears while expressing his feelings about completing military service.

Andy said, “Once the final two members complete their military service, Shinhwa activities will begin. I think we’ll need to work a lot on dancing.” At the moment, Shin Hyesung, as well as Eric and Kim Dongwan who have already completed their military service, have already resumed their showbiz activities, while Junjin and Lee Minwoo will be discharged from military service in Nov 2011 and Feb 2012 respectively.

Prior to this other Shinhwa members had already talked about the pending reunion and group activities, and with Andy’s comments this time round, the fans are in full anticipation of what’s in store. Once Lee Minwoo completes his public service duties, we can expect to see Shinhwa on stage.

During their temporary hiatus, despite the fact that members were either fulfilling their military duties or other showbiz activities, their strong friendship bonds stayed the same and they were viewed as a model example for idols. For example, during his day off, Andy paid a visit to Eric on the set of his drama. Instances like this show that their affection for one another have not changed at all. Unfortunately the Shinhwa members were unable to show up for Andy’s discharge from military service. Instead, Teen Top, whom Andy produced for, turned up to congratulate Andy on his discharge.

Regarding this, Andy said, “Eric and the other members were unable to make it today but it’s ok. We’ve already arranged to meet up tonight.”

Moved by the warm reception from the many fans who turned up, Andy choked on his tears as he repeatedly thanked them.

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Credits: Newsen + Absolut Shinhwa

[11.10.31] Andy, “My locker had photos of Teen Top instead of SNSD”

At about 8am on 31st Oct, Andy was officially discharged from military service at the DEMA HQ in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. Standing in front of the photo wall and facing his fans who had gathered to welcome him, Andy was momentarily choked with emotion and couldn’t speak. After Andy declared his discharge from military service, he was asked about his favorite girl group.

“As expected it was SNSD. When SNSD appears on TV the entire unit becomes noisy. But stuck in my locker were always photos of Teen Top instead of SNSD.”

He added with a laugh, “I have to thank Teen Top for doing so well. In order to monitor what kind of clothes they were wearing and what kind of poses they were striking, I stuck their photos in my locker. The seniors and the juniors looked at me and misunderstood me.”

Present today to congratulate Andy on his discharge were members of idol group Teen Top, holding placards that read “Andy Sarang (love)” and making heart gestures, cracking Andy up. In addition, more than 300 fans from Japan, Taiwan, China and other countries were waiting at the venue with orange balloons in their hands.

After his discharge, Andy will embark on a full-scale Asia tour from early December onwards, travelling to Taiwan, Japan, China and Thailand to fulfil his promise to the fans who have been waiting for him.

Credits: OSEN + Absolut Shinhwa

[11.09.20] Dongwan’s Naver blog: 2011 (main page updated)

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Shin Hye Sung confirms comeback date for Shinhwa

On October 16th, Shin Hye Sung held his Japanese concert, ‘Shin Hye Sung 2011 Japan Tour – The Road Not Taken Act III‘, and confirmed an official comeback date for legendary group, Shinhwa!

Shin Hye Sung revealed, “On March 24th of next year, the six members of Shinhwa are planning to get together to put out another album and perform. We’re currently meeting up frequently to share our opinions and ideas.”

He continued, “I’m also planning to release my own album in Korea this winter. It will be one filled with songs of my musical color. Please give much love for both my album and Shinhwa’s upcoming release.”

Shin Hye Sung kicked off his concert with “Awaken” and went on to perform songs like “Tick Tock“, “Think About It“, and “Don’t Love Somebody Else“. He also captivated his 5,000 member audience by performing songs off of his original Japanese album, “Find Voice in Song“.

Brown Eyed Soul‘s Youngjun was also invited as a special guest, and together they sang their duet, “A Bit Closer”.

Concluding the concert, he stated, “I’d like to genuinely thank my fans for always responding so passionately. I’ll be working with many great musicians to continue to improve as an artist.”

Source + Photos: OSEN via Naver

Shinhwa’s Andy returns from the military

On October 31st, Shinhwa‘s Andy concluded his two-year military duties and was welcomed back by a large group of fans.

He was dropped off by his fellow celebrity soldiers Lee Jun Ki, Lee Dong Gun, Park Hyo Shin, andLee Wan at the Yongsan military PR center in Seoul.

As a member of Shinhwa, Andy was the only member to serve in active duty: Kim Dong Wan, Eric,Jun Jin, and Lee Min Woo all served or is currently serving as a public service personnel. With Andy finishing his duties, all Shinhwa members, excluding Jun Jin and Lee Min Woo, have successfully finished their military services. Jun Jin is scheduled to finish his duties in November, and Lee Min Woo is scheduled for February.

Andy stated with anticipation, “I’m happy, but I’m also worried about how I will be active in the industry. I think if I do as much as I did in the military, the outcome will be good.”

When asked about Shinhwa activities, Andy replied, “We plan on starting as soon as Jun Jin and Lee Min Woo finish their service. I think I have to practice much dancing.”

Andy, who started his services in January of last year, was placed in the Defense PR center and appointed the MC of the ‘Entertainment Train‘ stage and of the military broadcast program. Meanwhile, starting December, Andy will be touring Asia to hold fanmeetings in order to greet his fans after a long-awaited two years. He will start in Korea and travel to Taiwan, Japan, China, and Thailand.

Source: Newsis via Naver + allKpop