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It was back in 7th Aug 2002 that i first laid eyes on him. There was no 'turning back' since then. Through him i've learned so much, with him the world seems brighter and because of him i've found much more than love. Forever and always... Absolutely Bae Yong Joon ! 처음사랑 끝까지...

Friday, December 17, 2010

[Interview]Bae Yong Joon, “Buying my house? People are often coming to look around the house because it’s a leased house.

i so absolutely love it when the man speaks and yes he has spoken.
smart, articulate(?), intelligent and honesty and sometimes sarcasm...hahaha yeah i find him to be that which i totally like!
really this is can be considered as one loonngg detailed interview in a looooooonnnnnnggggg time since the last he had. so im sure many of us were really sooo happy and glad to read this.
and if you know him and had been together with him at any gatherings, you'll know that he can be kinda long winded at times. he can be reluctant to leave or say goodbye especially when he's having fun that he'll ignore his manager(s) advice ^^

thanks suehan unni for the trans !


reposted from : Suehan's Blog
2010-12-16 07:01
The charity event, “Smile Project” at Tokyo Dome in Japan. Meet Bae Yong Joon.
[Money Today Star News Tokyo (Japan) = Reporter Kim Hyun Rok]

He just came down from the stage after he met over 30,000 fans at Tokyo Dome. Bae Yong Joon (38) was definitely “Yonsama” when he was smiling and waving with a composed demeanor from about 50m distance. But he is a totally different person when he falls into a chair after he changes from a suit to a cardigan. Was I the only one surprised when he asked us first, “Did you eat something?”, with his eyes wide open even though he was tired?

The interview started when we sat around the table in the waiting room. He gradually started looking like Bae Yong Joon from “Yonsama” when the interview went on. He passed off uncomfortable questions well, and went about sensitive issues appropriately. But he didn’t avoid the critical issues. The interview time took over 40 minutes until he stood up when someone from his agency kept bugging him that the staff of Tokyo Dome couldn’t go home because of us.

When he said, “I had fun. Didn’t you?”, I was really serious when I only nodded even though I couldn’t say “Yes.”

- A while ago, you suddenly untied your tie for donation, and you look so fresh and casual.
Somehow, I was really feel sorry for them. Time went so fast, and I couldn’t do a lot. So I did unexpectedly. I haven’t had a chance to see that film yet.
- Why you didn’t speak Japanese the whole time until the end? You only spoke Japanese at the end of the event.
Because, I’m not good at it. The reason I spoke Japanese today is because I came here as a representative of Korea.

- What was your feeling when you got all of the attention from 30,000 audiences on the stage?
I can feel a warmth around my eyes, rather than shed tears, when I’m touched or feel a warm heart. Please don’t say that I cried (he laughs). I can express that feeling through my eyes when I feel a warm heart.

- It was your first stage with Kim Hyun Joong. What kind of person is Kim Hyun Joong when you see him in person?
He is very enthusiastic and innocent. Actually, I’m sometimes motivated because of him. A while ago, I heard from him about his dream and passion, and I become enthusiastic again since then. He is truly a desirable young man.

- The fans says that you two look alike and there are pictures comparing the two of you.
I really appreciate that. When I shot “TWSSG”, someone told me that I, in the picture without glasses, was similar to Kim Hyun Joong. I was very happy to hear that (laugh).
- You have returned to the shooting sites for “Dream High” after a long time. How do you feel?
The atmosphere is very good. The producers are working very hard and even the cast members are working hard with great enthusiasm even though they are young. I returned to shooting after being gone for a long time and I’m trying to work like a newcomer.

- You don’t work as an actor often.
Please talk to my manager about that. They are the ones who don't bring me work. I don’t care what kind of work it is. I’m not picky on the role. I don’t care whether it is a drama or movie.
- Is it difficult for you to choose because of your perfectionism?
Not really.
- What made you work with Park Jin Young?
We spoke with each other about our dreams to someone. That person said, “How come two of you have a very similar dream?” That made us come together.

Jin Young ssi works within the areas related to music and choreography. I also help the directors, writer, and young actors at the location.

- Can you tell me in detail which parts matched?
I didn’t receive any professional education. I have been thinking that we would like to have a professional school that produces entertainers. Actually I dream to establish that kind of school. Meanwhile, we have the same thought, “Then, how about making a drama?” That is a part we both matched.

In the beginning, we had an idea that Bae Yong Joon appears as Bae Yong Joon, and Park Jin Young appears as Park Jin Young. It’ll be a lot of fun even though our idea didn’t work out.

- Are you really interested in working in education?
I expressed my thought repeatedly. I’m most interested in the environmental and educational issues.

- You became Yonsama from an actor, and now you are changing your position to train and support your junior colleagues.
We are heading in too deep of a direction... You’re right. It seems that I just follow the passage of time, not making something unwillingly. It’s true that I was confused a bit and I felt some emptiness in a weak moment. I was motivated by Hyun Joon’s enthusiasm. Don’t you agree with me? Please don’t write it down seriously.
- Are you depressed?
Any one has that. All modern men have depression.
- Do you have any issues or concerns? If so, what is it?
I had lots of problems. I don’t think it will be resolved soon. It’s my personal problem. Of course it’s the same as others. It’s the matter of how to accept and overcome from it. I think I will be able to overcome from it.

- How do you relieve stress?
I haven't been able to find a relief yet. I felt pressure since I stay home a lot. I would like having soil beneath my feet, so I wanted to move to the countryside. My manager thought that I might dig through the ground and start farming. So I didn’t look around house, but my manger did.

- There was a rumor that you purchased the house to marry someone in 2011.
That’s why I told you before. (Bae Yong Joon said to his fans, “Please introduce a girl to me.”) I rarely go out, so I don’t have opportunities. But the marriage rumors kept floating around. Maybe, it is the time to get married. If I marry, then I’ll release the story.

- Your sister is already married and you have a nephew.
I like children and enjoy playing with them. I want to marry, but it’s not my choice.
- Are you close to Lee Na Young? There was marriage rumor from the stock market.
Na Young appeared in the drama, “Have we really loved?” as my younger sister. I wonder where those rumors are coming from. It’s really weird. Before, I had wine with a make-up artist and Song Hye Kyo. But there was an article saying that I met Lee Ji Ah instead at night. So I said, “Apparently, you don't really exist, Hye Kyo.” (laugh).
- Is there any reason you purchased your house this late?
People are coming to look around the house because it is a leased house. (Everyone laughed) I couldn’t refuse them even though it was very uncomfortable with me. There are no other reasons for it. Wind can’t come in and it’s a closed space. I would like to take steps on the ground. Moving makes everyone difficult, and the owner wants to raise the rental costs often. (laugh) I might not feel the need to move.
- Do you like any girls’ band? Who is your favorite band?
I guess you want to drive me to be an "uncle fan." (laugh) I saw them a lot while I’m preparing “Dream High. They are pretty and cute. Who is my favorite band? Hmm... Taec Yeon of 2PM? (Taec Yeon is the one of the main casts of “Dream High”.)
- I heard that you have a karaoke machine in your house. Why are you not singing at the event?
Because I can’t sing well. (laugh) I wanted to practice singing, so I bought the machine. I think I can sing well after I drink, but it’s hard when I sing at home. It’s hard to hear myself singing. Hmm... like that... I’ll try again. Hyun Joong told me he would teach me how to dance. (Everyone is quiet.)
- Then, can we see you dance sometime soon?
I hope so, but I can’t dance well. It’s a bit embarrassing. But I have had thoughts about it. It looks so smooth for singers and dancers when they lift or stretch their hands over their shoulders. I thought that I might be able to do it if I dance.

- You get so much love from Japan. Aren’t you relatively frustrated in Korea? It may not be an issue to compare.
Then, why do you ask that kind of question? (Laugh) I received the same question last time. I’m popular in Korea too.. (laugh)

Thursday, December 16, 2010


i was rummaging thru my previous postings trying to find something and i found this. yeah this was exactly 4 years 5 months and 4 days ago.
written by one of our 'veteran', 'senior', long-time-BYJ-fan-family marissa.
something i find still valid in today's world of fandom though 4 years later now we may have advanced to greater heights.
anyway, read on and see yourself in it..haha

n.b. those in green are marissa's thought^^

I saw this in one of the forums I regularly visit that is not BYJ related and I want to share it with you.
Fandom is focus. Fandom is obsession. Fandom is insatiable consumption. Fandom is sitting for hours in front of a TV screen a movie screen a computer screen with a comic book a novel on your lap. Fandom is eyestrain and carpal tunnel syndrome and not enough exercise and staying up way, way past your bedtime.(fandom is instant technical know how on downloading, uploading, making websites, forums, videos and just about anything related to the world wide web. fandom is exorbitant electricity and dsl fees)
fandom is something i never tot i'll part of it and being stuck to it...scotch tape, UHU glue, contact adhesive..you name it.
Fandom is people you don't tell your mother you're meeting. Fandom is people in the closet, people out and proud, people in costumes, people in T-shirts with slogans only fifty others would understand. Fandom is a loud dinner conversation scaring the waiter and every table nearby. (fandom is people you sometimes tell your mother, you're meeting though she absolutely cannot understand what on earth would you still be talking about when you see each other, that you havent discussed, dissected, and digressed on the forums, emails, sms, and phonecalls. fandom is staying for more than four hours in the mall's food center with the occasional trip to starbucks)
fandom is when i only tell mom what i think she may be interested in what im crazy about and trying very hard not to create any suspicion and trying to make her think im still very very sane
Fandom is you in the US and me in the Philippines and him in Korea and her in Japan. Fandom is a sofabed in Singapore, a roadtrip in Hawaii, a friend behind a face in Malaysia. Fandom talks past timezones and accents and backgrounds. Fandom is conversation. Communication. Contact.
fandom is learning a language u'll never use in your everyday life. fandom speaks as though u understand itself but in actual fact u understand nothing.
Fandom is drama. Fandom is melodrama. Fandom is high school. Fandom is Snacky's law and Godwin's law and Murphy's law. Fandom is smarter than you. Fandom is stupider than you. Fandom is five arguments over and over and over again. Fandom is the first time you've ever had them.(fandom is feeling sadness, hurt, anger, joy, elation all in the span of one day, over news that absolutely has NO obvious and direct relevance to your everyday life - ouch! ahahahaha)
fandom is 'why are so crazy about that man?' :p
Fandom is female. Fandom is male. Fandom lets female play at being male. Fandom bends gender, straight, gay, prude, promiscuous. Fandom is fantasy. Fandom doesn't care about norms or taboos or boundaries. Fandom cares too much about norms and taboos and boundaries. Fandom is not real life. Fandom is closer than real life. Fandom knows what you're really like in the bedroom. Fandom is how you would never, could never be in the bedroom.
fandom is messy room. fandom is running out of space.
Fandom is shipping, never shipping, het, slash, gen, none of the above, more than the above. Fandom is love for characters you didn't create. Fandom is recreating the characters you didn't create. Fandom is appropriation, subversion, dissention. Fandom is adoration, extrapolation, imitation. Fandom is dissection, criticism, interpretation. Fandom is changing, experimenting, attempting.(fandom is IMX, Broasia, cdjapan, hmv, kinokuniya, yesasia, SINO center etc. etc. etc. - shipping lah? )
fandom is a tree grown in the desert. fandom credits the bank account. die~
Fandom is creating. Fandom is drawing, painting, vidding: nine seasons in four minutes of love. Fandom is words, language, authoring. Fandom is essays, stories, betas, parodies, filks, zines, usenet posts, blog posts, message board posts, emails, chats, petitions, wank, concrit, feedback, recs. Fandom is writing for the first time since you were twelve. Fandom is finally calling yourself a writer.( fandom is expression of a creative genius you may or may never know existed within you. and the best part - a matter of perspective really, you enjoy doing it even though you dont get PAID for it)
fandom is regretting not paying attention during english classes. fandom creates the so called 'writer' in u. fandom scores u an 'A' when nobody cares.
Fandom is signal and response. Fandom is a stranger moving you to tears, anger, laughter. Fandom is you moving a stranger to speak.( fandom is subtitles and no subtitles, bad and good dubbing and everything in between. fandom is habitual marathon, overnight videofests. )
fandom is emotion. fandom gives u the ups and downs of reality.
Fandom is distraction. Fandom is endangering your job, your grades, your relationships, your bank account. Fandom gets no work done. Fandom is too much work. Fandom was/is just a phase. Fandom could never be just a phase. Fandom is where you found a friend, a sister, a kindred spirit. Fandom is where you found a talent, a love, a reason.(fandom is insanity and sanity, spending hard-earned money for a 7 day trip, a seat at a concert or a movie premiere, a meet and greet, and knowing it was well worth it. fandom is workdone when you should be WORKING really. fandom is where i found BAE YONG JOON!!! and where i found you (yes guys..)
fandom makes u crazy. fandom makes u sane. fandom equals spending time doing something u don even know what u are doing. fandom is doing something u shouldnt be doing. fandom is 'BOSS i don care !' fandom is because of BYJ! fandom is me because of you!
Fandom is where you found yourself....(MAYBE.... ahahaha)....im glad

Sunday, December 12, 2010

absolutely an amazing star ☆

i just need to post this photo which i absolutely like so so much.
it's dec 12th sunday today and both brothers have arrived in Tokyo 2 days ahead of the Hohoemi Smile Project event scheduled on Tuesday at Tokyo Dome.

YJ did 2 very significant thing today that really really touched my heart.
1st at Kimpo Airport on his departure. he actually made a u-turn back out from the hall to wave to a group of fans which he thought he has not acknowledge earlier before getting into the gate.
next on arrival at Haneda Airport. he was already in the car on the way out but he stopped and got down from the vehicle and walked along where all fans have been waiting to wave and greet them.
he always make sure his fans are able to have a good look at him and he to acknowledge and greet all fans. he always make your wait worthwhile.

can anybody tell me if there is any other star/artiste that will actually do this?

having been a fan for more than 8 years, till now i am still amazed with what this man can and will actually do.

and for some days to come, the Bae World will once again be abuzzed. with the addition of HJ, things will even be more exciting!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Family gathering with KHJ???

These may be some of the questions you may ask of me:
Are working for TFS?
Are you a KHJ fan?
If not then why are you doing all these?

My answer to all of the above, Bae Yong Joon.

It was because of YJ that I got acquainted with TFS. So when news broke that they would be bringing KHJ, I volunteered to help them with the fans portion. Why? Mostly because HJ has become part of our Bae family so somehow I feel I’m supposed to do something to help one way or the other.

And the thing about KHJ, well, ok I do like him la… I think I’ve watched all of his TV works and listened enough of SS501 to know and actually talked about these boys. Ok, HJ is the one I like most among them I admit. I think it’s difficult not to right? Even so, I didn’t want to call myself a fan. Why? Well, it’s a tiring task you know :p

When YJ, I mean Keyeast decided to sign him on I was elated. It was like YJ has heard our voices calling for him to get him on board haha..but this is another story to be told :p

Oh, I’ve deviated. Ok, so anyway, I was ‘in-charged’ of bringing in the fans for the event.

So for the first time ever, I had to go searching and calling up people I don’t know and who don’t know me. First the 2 local FCs representatives, Rachel and Tyra. Then it was to BB in Singapore who after much thought decided not to come herself but instead helped arranged for the others from Taiwan and Korea(PERFECT) to join us. You have no idea how tough a decision it was for me to help these fans to get them their TFS products in order for them to take their chances at the lucky draw for HJ’s autograph. I had to rang up to a total of 20 over receipts for 2 different types of purchases without a shopping list from the purchasers themselves..haha ladies, I hope those products I’ve chose suits your needs ^^

Oh Thailand. Yeah Thai fans did cross my mind and first thing I did was to call my Bae sister in Bangkok to ask if she knows of any HJ or TripleS fans in Thailand. None. So, my apologies to those Thai fans who came all the way. Perhaps I’ll advise the local FCs to get in touch with all of you for future communication. ^^

Soon, finally as the day draws nearer, and when my passes have all been given out, my dear sister BB called to ask for additional passes. Haha, seemed like some gals just got itchy and decided to fly in with him to KL. Yeah I know how it feels. Anyway, in the end I managed to get them all in ^^

Hmm.. I’m supposed to talk about family gathering and look now where I’ve gone to :p

Ok so, like all Bae sisters around the world, each time when one from country A visits the other in country B, they will always arrange for a meet up and the host will play host and the guest will play guest. And I believe, ever since I’ve become part of the Bae family in 2002, this hospitality has never fail. Wherever you go, there will be someone there you can call ‘family’. What do we do then? Well besides the usual eat and ‘play’, we talk. Trust me, we really TALK.

This time, my guests coming in aren’t any Bae family so what is there to talk about? Haha..KHJ
Even though I am only meeting all, yeah ALL, of them for the first time, (there’s a lot of ‘first time’ with BYJ so we Bae family are used to it ^^) I can somehow feel some closeness with all of them. Probably maybe it’s because I consider HJ as part of the family hence all of his fans are also family.

The Taiwanese fans, Ya-Chih and Chia-Ling were the first 2 I met on Friday night with Emily. Then the 3 PERFECTs from Korea and finally the others from Singapore. I was glad that our local TSMY gals got a chance to get to know all of the others because chances like these are really rare in Malaysia. Dinner on Saturday after the fans session was a merry in the making even though the 20 of us had to sit in 4 separate tables.

To me, it was all fun and I really really enjoyed myself. Talking, chatting and laughing about HJ. The gals sharing their experiences with HJ, their first time with HJ, their special moments…many more.
Gives me the ‘yesterday once more’ feel during my hey-days of BYJ chasing. You may have people not understanding how you feel but trust me, I know exactly how you feel..hehe.. I enjoyed the late night talks we had especially with Ya-Chih’s story. The one I like best was when she told me how she planned to see HJ off at the airport but woke up late that morning. She had to rush to the airport and keep praying “I will see him, I will see him, I will see him..” and when she got to the airport, she was relieved. HJ too was late for his flight. Isn’t it just amazing how some fans really have the kind of fate with their idols?? Call it coincidence if you want but to many even myself, it is really fate 인연   
pic courtesy of TFS Msia (KHJ & Mr.Bodyguard^^)

Gals thank you to all of you for your participation. I really was worried of the reception HJ will get here in Malaysia. Now that he’s smiling all the way home, me too am smiling ^^)
To my Bae sisters wherever you are, be sure to recharge and brace yourself for the new wave coming soon !
Our dear BYJ is BACK !!!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Kim Hyun Joong The Faceshop Asia Tour – Malaysia 4th-5th Dec 2010

pic courtesy of TFS Msia

Now, how and where should I begin???

Ok, the weather. Today’s weather. Now as I begin writing this, it’s raining cats and dogs outside. I can’t even see the building across the road so you can imagine how heavy it is. It has been rainy for the past 2 weeks practically every single day running up to the event. So, those of us who were involved directly or indirectly to this event were praying hard for it not to rain at least on the big day itself last Saturday especially because it will be an outdoor event. Eventually, it really did not rain on all 3 days when he was here except for some drizzle intervals on Saturday but just before HJ arrived on location the drizzle stopped. It didn’t rain on Sunday too. It was only today, Monday that the rain came back in max volume. Looks like even the one up there likes HJ very much ^^

Again, where should I begin? But first, let me warn you. This is gonna be a very wordy write up because believe it or not, even though I was carrying my camera in my bag, I did not take it out even once for a shot. So I’m sorry I don’t have pictures to share but I’m sure you would have saw many pics posted everywhere right? Mian~

Let’s see.. ok. Friday night 3rd Dec.

I wasn’t able to welcome HJ at the airport due to the dinner I had to attend. Throughout the night I kept looking at my watch that my colleagues were asking if there’s anything wrong with me and I didn’t want to leave the dinner early before all lucky draw prizes have been given out hahaha..this is the only thing everybody look forward to during every company dinner right? So how can I leave? Cheapskate huh? Haha :p

But I was supposed to meet up with the overseas fans at the hotel and I was afraid to make them wait. Finally, dinner ended and I got to the hotel at about midnight. Met up first with the Taiwanese fans and then the Singapore rep.

Saturday 4th Dec

It was drizzling early in the morning and I was already getting worried. At that moment I was really singing ‘rain rain go away come again another day’. Drove to pick up SY before heading to the hotel for the press conference (PC). Yup, KHJ was staying at Ritz Carlton Residence. Nice place!

While we were waiting for our little brother to come, I had the opportunity to chat with Mr.Shin/SP Shin, the bodyguard. For those who may not know, SP Shin is YJ’s ‘usual bodyguard’ who has been with him for quite some time now. And this time round he came with HJ.

Unni, I really don’t know if he knows me but when I told him ‘Baetomisa’ he smiled and said “ahhhh..” ^^ I passed him our Baeto’s messages to HJ and also the present for Yang’s daughter. Now, that I remember, I wonder who will pass it to Yang? Shin or will HJ bring it back with him? Oh, I’m so stupid. How can Shin pass them to Yang when he’s not Keyeast??? Oh someone please shoot me!

Ok well anyways.

HJ was a little late coming in for the PC. He looked really tired and not really smiley in the beginning. But soon he was ok but still you can tell that this little brother didn’t seem to have slept well and wasn’t really feeling good. I was thinking he may be worried or something may have been bugging him that he couldn’t sleep well. Was he worried about the small fans turnout at the airport on arrival? Hence, how many will be there at the fans session later? I don’t know but these seemed to be bugging me too because I always believe that fans presence is something very important to an artiste.

After the PC, we went down to Pavilion. And my oh my….I was glad to see the crowd before my eyes.
It was only about 1pm and yet many people were already in line. And the participating fans were the first in line. Oh, they were such good gals ^^ During the registration, I was approached by some Thai fans which I now know were supposed to be from Hyuniversal.
(Gals, please help me tell them that I am very sorry that I couldn’t do anything at such last moment due to the quota given to me by TFS. I saw some of the photos taken by them and I hope wherever they were taken from the gals didn’t have much difficulties because the crowd beyond the barrier were really scary, more on this later)

Soon, as time near, the crowd got bigger and bigger. You know it was really fun doing all this like helping the gals put up their banners and balloons and oh yeah the pretty bouquet from KHJ Perfect too. I am sure he saw all of them and we have arranged for the bouquet to be brought back to his room after the event that day. I later told the good looking bodyguard that the bouquet was actually from the Perfect fans who came and he was very surprised and said he will make sure for it to be placed in HJ’s room ^^

Oh, let me digress a little to the good looking bodyguard hahahaha..
According to the list of the names I got and if there’s no last minutes changes to it, this good looking fella should be Mr. Jeong. I noticed that he was the one always standing by HJ throughout the whole tour except that I don’t seem to see him with the team on arrival at Incheon today. He was also a nice guy and yeah a very good looking one too. Gals, I bet most of you who saw him think so too right?

Anyway, after the fans session on Saturday and back at the hotel, he suddenly came down to the lobby and walked towards us who were waiting with the bunch of gifts. (Fans were not allowed to present their gifts during the event so I asked them to bring them to the hotel) I told the good looking bodyguard that all these were presents plus snacks from the fans to both HJ and staff. As usual he said thank you and all and said will arrange for all to be sent to the room. Then SY said we should ask him for a photo. So I did but he said ‘No’ then I said ‘you are very good looking’ he smiled. After some brief chat he said his thank you again and went back up. So there you have it. But come to think of it, I think he’s quite new because I don’t think I’ve seen him before anywhere. Next time, must tell KE and Shin to recruit him as well. Hahahahaha. Ok end of good looking bodyguard story :p

Oh dear, let me get back to the event. So, the crowd got bigger and soon everyone who has been waiting in line hours ago was allowed to get in the barricaded area zones by zones. The frontliners (after the media) were of course the fans ^^

Then Shin arrived on site earlier as always to check out the place. As soon as he got there he noticed that fans on the outside of the barricaded area on the left were pushing their way forward and immediately spoke of his concern. You know, Shin can be seen as quite a serious guy but actually he’s really friendly. Haha and I’m glad he can understand my bad Korean. It was fun chatting with him. Because he knows who I am he said that ‘oh, YJ’s going to Japan will you be going too?’ and when we were telling him that we were worried about the rain, he said ‘oh no worries, we can use this’ showing me the umbrella he was holding in his hand and then had it open and held it over our heads. So cute huh?

Slightly, before 5pm, HJ arrived. As soon as he step down the car and walked on stage, I could actually see that he was really happy seeing the number of people in front of him. He said that in his hello speech too right? And he too sensed the ‘danger’ for the fans on the left side of the stage just like Shin had said earlier. Believe me, everyone was really excited to see the real Kim Hyun Joong and concerts aside I don’t think there is any other Korean artiste who is able to have such a big gathering of fans in one single venue in one single day in Malaysia ever before. Were there any???

Soon, after all the formalities, he sat down and got the sign session started. He was to sign for 210 lucky draw winners. In the beginning, everything was on a normal speed, fans were allowed to go in group of ten up the stage. Soon, sensing something not right, Shin came down from the stage and went to the left side of the compound and tried to calm the fans down as they were pushing even further in front which was really dangerous. Shin saw some ladies who were sardined in front and asked if they were ok. Actually both him and the good looking fella came round a few times asking for restrain. And I presumed this is one of the reason why things were then speed up. We were then asked to let more people in and to make the line move faster. Due to safety, they had to get things over and done with fast. In the end everything was over in just short of an hour. So it wasn’t because the bodyguards or his managers were strict in not letting him shake hands and receive gifts but they were concerned of the public safety.

After the event at about 6 plus we walked back to the hotel to get the gifts issue settled which was what I’ve already wrote, with the good looking bodyguard. Then we waited around and soon it was time for him to go for dinner. He was singing and walking out of the lobby when he saw SY and I standing by the main entrance, he turned smiled and nodded in acknowledgement at us. Suddenly, missing a step, he tripped a little, and everyone went ‘omo omo oh oh oh’ haha it was quite funny then but of course he didn’t fall and even greeted more fans as he got into the car. Let me tell you, he was looking really really happy.

Unni, that look and smile he gave SY and I was like as though he has read our messages in Baeto and that he knew that it was us. Hahaha..

And this was the last I saw of him on Saturday.

Lastly, on Sunday morning again we waited for him at the same place again, yes by the main entrance, and when he came, again he nodded and smiled at us before he walked into the car and off to Pavilion for the first outlet visit. We too got over to Pavilion but because of the crowd we only watched from far. SY and I decided to end out KHJ chase at Pavilion as we did not want to travel to the other outlet which will be more than 30 mins away by car.

We had brunch before getting back to the hotel at about 1 plus and we saw that he was already back at the hotel. We wanted to meet Shin again and ask him for a pic so we stuck around but after some time we decided to put an end to our crazy star-chasing outing. Shin was no where to be seen and so we went home.

So, there you have it. and if you read every single word i have wrote, I did not at any time get up close and personal with him. Of course i wished i have that chance but well that didn't happen.

Sigh...but anyhow I had fun throughout. You'll know why when I write my next final part about meeting with the fans ^^
Oh my, this is 3 full pages. Hope you were not bored :p

Most exciting week for the year of 2010

I thought having the prospect of working for a total new MNC status company would be the most exciting chapter for the year. (The company I worked for has changed hands from Mr. Sugar King to that of Mr. Gwailos, from being a local listed company to a part of a company on the NYSE)

But, well, I was wrong. Very wrong.

The past one week WAS the MOST exciting and I can warrant it a 120% stamp and to close 2010 with it. There were 2 occasions actually.

First, it was KTO KL’s “Inspiring Korea Night 2010” (IKN10) held on 2nd Dec 2010. Next, was of course KHJ’s TFS Asia Tour to KL on 4th & 5th Dec 2010.

And it was of no help that my company’s annual dinner has to come in between those date on the 3rd. So I was more than a little haywire for the whole of last week thinking of all those preparation I had to do. Ok, not that I need to prepare anything for the company dinner but somehow it will take up my early evening/nite on Friday.

Let me start with the first occasion.

Thursday, 2nd Dec 2010 - KTO KL’s “Inspiring Korea Night 2010” (IKN10)

Our local KTO (Korea Tourism Organisation) KL office had in mid of this year established a club called ‘Saranghaeyo Korea Club’ (SKC) with the purpose of promoting Hallyu in Msia. Recently, with the increasing number of members (+1000) joining the club, KTO has decided to form a Board of Directors to oversee and manage activities and events. So, as a result 2 of our BYJ’s Msia Family (BMF) members, Shien Yin and myself was appointed to the board with 6 others coming from other various fanclubs. BMF is very proud and happy that we have 2 representatives on board and I would have the family to thank to ^^

I was very happy too that there were 16 invitations in all to our BMF members to the wonderful dinner. Then surprisingly, I was announced as one of the 2 ‘Most Inspiring Member’! I wonder how KTO evaluate one to be the most inspiring. One who is most talkative or one who is most talked about?? Anyway, for that I was awarded with a glass ‘trophy’ and a LG touch screen mobile phone!!!

Yayy!!! What a surprise and a great coincidence! My old mobile set was just about to give up on me so imagine my happiness when I got the new phone hehehehe ^^ Oh, on acceptance of the award I was asked to say a few words. Guess what? I said “I only have one person to thank to, Bae Yong Joon!” My goodness ! I wonder what went into my head to have those words coming out of my mouth! Seriously, if KTO have told me earlier that I will be winning that award I would have prepare a more decent thank you speech. So let me right now make a better and proper thank you speech.

“The inspiration comes from BYJ no doubt. But the support is definitely from the family and KTO. Thank you!”

Wait, this is not all, at least not for BMF. Among the raffles draw prizes for the night (return air tickets to Korea, Ginseng Products, LG Microwave Oven, Wonder Girls Concert, Gopeng Resort Full Package and TheFaceShop hampers) 3 of our members won 1 return ticket to Korea, 2 LG M/Oven and a pair of WG tickets! Can you imagine the noise that these ajummas can make in the hall of about 300 guests?? Even with the presence of the big bosses of the Korean organisations we couldn’t hold back our excitement and be lady-like. Haha..it was really a night to remember for us BMF ^^

Photos courtesy of Jenny Chee’s FB.

Stage of the night

SKC B.O.D. (The thorn among roses is Mr.Yun JaeJin, MD of KTO for Msia, Brunei & Phillipines)
Sohpia Ridza, our SKC spokesperson. She was one of KBS’s Chit Chat with Beautiful Ladies.

Family photo

Next, now this will be on KHJ so I better do this in a separate post else the posting is gonna be so long winded.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

BMF Gathering Of The Year 2010


it really has been a while since i last arranged such a 'big' gathering.

but first, i would like to express my gratitude to ALL of you who came to today's meet-up. i really really appreciate it that we are all still ONE and still 'faithful' to YJ, ok though some of us might have a little 'affair' here and there BUT yet i am sure you came because somehow you are still BYJ.

the arrangement was not really all that 'smooth-going' because 3 days before reservation to our initial gathering venue was cancelled !! restaurant said they are relocating hence they will be close. oh dear ! how can this happened??? so anyhow we ended up with this buffet lunch thingy hehe..

this is our door gifts. many of which are my collection..sob sob....KTO's and TFS's gifts ^^

well, it all started with the usual 'Hi' 'Hello' 'Long time no see, how are you?' stuff and those long time chat and then eat eat and eat. And since this lunch were buffet styled you can imagine the amount of food consumed. (hey, now that i remembered, i didn't even had time to try their dessert/ice cream/fruits/teppanyaki and oh my not even...oh...)

ok, i was busy and ok i supposed i can loose a little fat then :p

apart from all this, in order to get all our sisters' brains to work, i had them played some games..hehe...

first, i gave them a Q&A quiz with 20 questions about both BYJ and Korea/Korean related stuff. my~ this seemed to really get them working and suddenly our area became sooooo quiet when everyone concentrated on answering the questions. believe me, you'll loved to see that moment..haha.. we had 3 prizes for 3 winners to this game. first prize included an original copy of BYJ's 2008 autograph for BMF and the winner was Clara Sia !

next was a game played in a pair of 2 person. prior to the game, each pair were given time to read through a 'kimchi making' recipe. among the set of questions given, one question posted will ask to provide the basic ingredients involved and list basic steps of making kimchi. one particular must have been so really excited that they left out the most basic ingredient needed. CABBAGE !!!!! sister, how can you make kimchi without cabbage??

and then, there was this question where i cropped out mouth of both Jowon & King Damduk and ask them to identify who's mouth belongs to whom. can you identify them yourself??

this part game was won by JennyT and ShienYin ^^ and their prize include 2 wonderful hampers contributed by The Face Shop.

oh, yeah lucky draw ! something which is loved by all because they dont need to answer anything :p easy huh? well, i didnt really made easy though. we had 2 rounds of draw. one easy, where each one were asked to draw a number from 1-20. prizes were only given to those who drew 8, 2, 9 & 7. do you know why? ^^

then 2nd round of draw. one lucky draw which even i myself had to participate due to the prizes involved. prizes for this were contributed by Rosie from Japan and when i showed the goodies one by one, everyone were going...'oooohhh' and 'wahhhhh'...

this time i went to get 20 cups of ginseng hot tea and each cup was numbered from 1-20. these cups were placed randomly and mixed about. really, when i was filling the tea i had no idea what number each cup was. i did not peak !

i splitted rosie's goodies into 10 sets and had them numbered the night before, numbers were randomly picked from 1-20. so, everyone was asked to pick their own cup of tea without knowing that there were number at the bottom of the cup..hehe...and i made myself the last to pick so see, i did not cheat :p

after drinking, they were asked to check for their number at the bottom of the cup and those whose number matched those on the japan goodies gets it ! my number was 13 and i got the TWSSG perfume !!!!!!! hehehehe..hey remember...all of you ladies were given the chance to choose your own cup before me ok? :p

btw, this is our BMF 2011 Calendar. we still have stock so anyone who's interested pls email us byjmalaysia@gmail.com

i hope all of you had fun playing the games and draws. they weren't too difficult right? :)

our family photo ^^

there were 19 of us today with, i would like to welcome back our dear Christine Khoo who had previously gone MIA. i was so glad when she told me that she's coming.

christine, thanks for coming back to BYJ !!!

next, i would like to say welcome to Sabrina (can i call you sabrina? ^^) our newest member to the family.

my utmost gratitude to KTO and The Face Shop Msia for their neverending support to our family. you will always be a part of our family !

last but not least, to our dear BYJ. thanks for his wishes and autograph and for always acknowledging us Malaysia family.

once again, today's gathering will not happened without all of you. if there were any wrongdoing from my part, my apologies.

kamsahamnida !!!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

thought of the day. BYJ?

just when i thought i would just lie low and be quiet forever....

i supposed its a case of 'once a priest, always a priest' !

who would have thought that the ever so 'slow moving' korean wave here in malaysia is still surviving despite the almost non-publicity of the, i would say, trend of the century?


yeah, it's true that we are really getting more and more share of the act here, the number of korean restaurants mushrooming, k-dramas on tv (never mind the dubbed versions :p) and even the growth of korean language classes in town.


i do not know. perhaps i shouldn't even make any comparison with our neighboring countries where they are already experiencing double or maybe triple amount of what i've mentioned above. right? no?

i supposed its not anyone's fault and i do know the kind of 'constraint' and limitation AND DIFFICULTIES involved especially when it comes to k-entertainment matters.

where am i getting to with this? i do not know. ha.

recently, i've been 'active again' or 'reactivated' with BYJ stuff.
the family is still 'breathing' of course. in fact, we'll be having a family gathering mid next month and this time we have even created our very own BYJ calendar ^^

ironically, just when i wanted to ask myself again why i am still going through all the trouble and still bother to do something for someone who do not even know me (many of my close friends do question my sanity with regards to this issue..heh), 3 days ago i received an email from KTO KL inviting fanclubs to an interview by a Korean journalist from Chosun Ilbo. 

so what should i do?

believe me, the first thought that came to my mind was "i'll give this a pass. it's just another korean wave survey." the moment i click away from that mail, the word 'GUILT' came hovering over my head and the next thing you know, i'm typing away here and there checking with xiaoyi on our 'family history'.

we dig and dug and finally came out with something which we'll be making it available for the interview later. (today 29 oct 2010)


i would say "Yes. Absolutely!"

during the course of updating our family chronologies, i realised how 'active' we actually are though we have been 'inactive' at the same time. does this mean we have not gone into hibernation mode?

yesterday night, as i was rummaging through my BYJ stuff, i found something that surprised even myself. a self-penned poem for BYJ which i've written during my early and hey days of BYJ in 2002. yeah u read it correctly two.zero.zero.two.

the card was designed with 2 very nice pictures of him and i even had the card laminated nicely. then i started reading the many words scribed. *goosebumps* how can i ever write such thing to a man who do not know me??? he REALLY do not know me that time 8 years ago, okay. am i nuts???

will i ever do or write something like that again? "NO"
see? this is why and it is true when i say that there have been many 'first time' and many 'only and absolutely for BYJ' with the man.

have you also been there done that?

anyhow seriously, at this very moment, i am still absolutely BYJ.
i do have my fair share of 'kimchi affairs' here and there, now and then, but this shows that i am not crazy and am 120% SANE.

this 'absolutely BYJ' thingy has evolved into something even more than just star-gazing.

i love my family
i am looking forward to finding someone whom i can call 'hubby' and he does not have to be a korean
(see? told ya im perfectly normal :p)
i have a job
i have good money to spend

most importantly, i am happy !

so enjoy life and keep smiling ^.* /

ps: ladies, make sure you make it to our gathering this time round. trust me, you will be as happy as can be...hehehehe...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kang Joon Sang Once More...

i have been 'quite into' dramas of late...korean ones of cos. i've finished Takku (King of Bread), watching Seungjo (Playful Kiss) and Sungkyunkwan Scandal...of its a 'must watch' for the latter. my fav character/guy is Gu Yongha/Sung Joongki...he's sooooooo cute !

so, ok, anyway...all these dramas got me quite 'worked up' and all of a sudden i wanted to watch Joonsang/Winter Sonata/WLS again.

seriously, up until now....8 years plus, i have yet to get myself a real/original copy of WLS. can you believe that? i have no idea why i still didnt get my hands on them but one particular reason is because i only want the original original copy, ie. the original korean with eng subs from korea. hehe..

ok so, i've got no choice but to look for an online version. i was watching the first 15mins of episode 1 a while ago and wow...i am still amazed with Kang Joonsang !

i mean it has been ages ago but how come he still look so good and so so likeable? i confessed it wasnt 'love at first sight' for me (it was only during the playful snow scene btw joonsang and yujin that i went head over heels) so when now that im watching it again, even only at the start of the 1st episode, i realised that he is actually already so really charming !

what am i trying to tell here? well, i guessed i just realised that there is something as 'everlasting'. even now, even if i am only watching WLS for the 1st time, i will also go head over heels over Kang Joonsang or of cos Bae Yongjoon !

most of the time, at least for myself, when i do watch some of those 8-10 years old dramas, i'll find those actors/actresses old fashioned and boring looking but absolutely not with YJ. no, im not being biased, his good looks are and i'll now say forever everlasting.

ok i know i should really seriously absolutely get myself a copy of WLS when i get my feet on his ground..hehe..

anyone out there watching at the moment?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy 38th Birthday YJ !

it has been quite a while since the last i blog..

anyway, the malaysian family had a wonderful gathering yet again last saturday celebrating our dear YJ's 38th birthday ^^

the family seldom..or should i say never had a dinner gathering before but because this is a fasting month for the muslims, we decided to make this a first. first dinner for us, first buka puasa 'for' YJ.

we decided on this particular thai restaurant suggested by a malay sister and reservation we made a month ahead. came saturday and we were told they have missed our booking and we ended up with no table to seat all 13 of us. after some negotiation we settled for 2 tables arranged outdoor. while waiting for the set up, some sisters spotted some YJ's souvenir in the korean store next to the restaurant. (sorry i forgot the name of the shop :p)

so almost all of us went in to the shop to check out the goodies and found that they were selling quite a bit of stars' souvenirs...mugs, stickers, folders, posters etc.. besides the usual korean household stuff which i would say the shop has quite an interesting variety. maybe i would visit again the next time i'm in that part of the town.

the sisters bought the mug and folders but didn't buy the poster as it was too expensive...haha

there was only one mug available then so we gave the lady our number and asked her to inform us the next time they have any new stock..anything on BYJ !

after spending i think about more than half an hour in the shop, we finally got our tables ready.
since it was time to break fast, there were a lot of people and the restaurant were all packed.

it was a hot day that day so we were all already sweating and because of the mistake the restaurant made, we were quite upset too hmm...

but..but...but....when i open the box of cake.... oh wow~~
everyone soon forgot about the mistake and started to click away with their cameras...and the rest is history....

oh the cake, yeah jennyC was the one who ordered the 2kg cake with him 'on' it.

so we got our food ordered and demanded them to serve us hungry ajummas FAST !
we were all so thirsty but they only brought us 2 glasses of water...sigh. ended up some of us had to do self-service, getting our own jugs of water, plates, utensils etc.. haha we treated the place like our own home !

at last the food came, we ate. food was not bad or maybe we were all too hungry hahaha..
soon it was cutting cake time. i was told not to cut 'his neck' but how are we supposed to eat the cake without cutting 'him'? anyhow in the end we cut him all up and some sisters brought home his eyes, nose, lips, ear and i think hair...i dunno well because i wasn't the one who cut him hahahaha..

after the food and cake, the restaurant treated us to some ice-cream as apologies haha...

i had a lot of fun laughing and talking, i think i talked so much..oh @@~

so, like i said i had a lot of fun, as always and i hope everyone who came too had as much fun as i did, or better still more :)

i know not only the malaysian family was celebrating his birthday but i am sure most families out there was doing the same too last weekend.

key question, how about the birthday boy himself??

YJ, no matter who and where each and everyone of us are, we wish you great happiness and health always !

on behalf of BYJ's Malaysia Family, Happy Birthday To You, Yong Joon ! We Love YOU !!!

ps : my gratitude and thanks to all of you sisters who came and my apologies for the reservation blunder. for more pics & comments of the gathering, pls visit our family facebook here

pps : our little adventure into the korean shop next door were blog by the owner on her korean naver's blog and has been translated by Suehan nim here in her blog. the one malaysian aunty who is a crazy BYJ fan she mentioned must be Lyana. the 'I Love Korea' card is actually KTO's (Korea Tourism Organisation) Saranghaeyo Korea Club membership card. the grandmother was Kak Aidah. the lady who must be really surprised to see that YJ actually has a family here. maybe i should contact her again and ask her to get her shop involved with KTO so that more people will know of her shop and we can all get good discount next time haha..