[News] SS501 Park Jung Min “When I am doing activities as ROMEO, I felt restraint occasionally” [30.09.12]


Source: http://news.kstyle.com/article.ksn?articleNo=1953038
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SS501 Park Jung Min rebirth as ROMEO in Japan, he frankly said “When I am doing activities as ROMEO, to hide my original image, I felt restraint occasionally.”

On 29th September, Park Jung Min held a Live ‘ROMEO 2ND CONTACT’ for 777 fans in Tokyo’s Ebisu Live House Liquid Room. That day, Park Jung Min did not spoke any words, he stayed mysterious and sexily, performing for the fans which captured their hearts.

A unique ‘dark’ concept was used for the live performance. During the interview with the reporters on the day of performance, Park Jung Min expressed that “In Japan, I do activities under the name of ROMEO. The attitude presented on the stage is indeed ROMEO. The original Park Jung Min does not exist on the stage.”
He smiled and continued “When I went up the stage, the so-called Park Jung Min feeling is completely switched off. Instead, when I came down from the stage, I’ll turn back to my original self like now, the chattering and cheerful personality.”

During the Live, to express the man’s heart which was injured by love, you must look as if you want to be compensated in general, and show a painful expression and gesture. This is once again proven his strength after musical ‘Grease’.

He added “The fans in Japan saw the differences between Jung Min and ROMEO. When I am performing earnestly on the stage, the fans at the front row did some strange facial expression and fidgeted. When I faced with that situation, it was very hard for me to hold back my laughter.”

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[article] Kim Hyun Joong… THE BODYGUARD


By: LazerKim                 Are we now about to sing the song “I will Always Love you”, as the original sound track of Bodyguard? Well we better get start listening to the song while reading this article because today the article is about Kim Hyun Joong’s official bodyguard Mr. Jeong which I have postponed due to Whitney Houston! I have mentioned him in my article yesterday Lifestyle Changes and I was really intending to write about Mr. Jeong being the closest person in protecting Hyun Joong since 2010 when he moved in to KeyEast. I did a little research about him personally but I guess this is gonna be impossible so what I researched about is Mr. Jeong’s profession being a professional bodyguard. And as promise I’ll be writing about the Bodyguard!!
I think we are aware that Hyun Joong’s fans are getting fond of the guy, who’s a handsome very professional I would say in handling Hyun Joong’s fans, very polite, gentle mannered, and dedicated to his job in taking care of Hyun Joong. I appreciate Hyun Joong’s fans for being kind to him too and giving attention to him. In fact just a while ago before I can research on his profession, I tried looking him up at his fan page at the facebook and I was surprised and really smiled that some of Hyun Joong fans do collect his pictures too!! I’m so pleased by the gesture as one way of appreciating the effort of Hyun Joong’s bodyguard as a part of Hyun Joong’s family and to us fans too.
Before I get down to the gist of this article I would just like to mention that yesterday a fan wrote in my comment box saying Mr. Jeong’s agency terminates his contract with KeyEast. I do not know how true this is and the only way we can find that out is through the upcoming event of Hyun Joong on October 4th. As I read at twitter and facebook, some fans felt sad about the news, although I did not read anything official from KeyEast so maybe we can just wait on Hyun Joong’s next official activity. And then as I was reading the twitter post my eyes caught this post which I consider to be a misconception, that I would like to clarify, here’s what the post said as follows:
Post from twitter:
...who said the contract ended? Is there even a ‘contract’ in the first place? Mr.Jeong isn’t even the ‘private’ bodyguard for KHJ in the first place. Since KHJ isn’t having any public activities now, bodyguards are free to choose their jobs to guard other artists.
I would like to correct the statement since this is not entirely true. First and foremost, if services has been rendered to anyone of course there has to be a contract regardless if the service rendered is only good for one day or even in minutes, a client in entitled for a service contract. This is security we’re talking about here, if I get a house maid from an agent which I always do, there’s always a contract to go with it. What more with security service?? I believe KeyEast is a reputable company and they do deal with professionals. Security service or professional bodyguards can only be acquired from authorized security service agents licensed by the government
And may I just correct the statement that Mr. Jeong is indeed a ‘private’ body guard for Kim Hyun Joong. May I ask from 2010, did you ever have seen Hyun Joong with different body guard if not Mr. Jeong? Never, right? It’s always Mr.Jeong right there beside Hyun Joong since 2010. If there may be different faces that we see that’s definitely additional security personnel, but Mr. Jeong is Hyun Joong’s official bodyguard. If Mr. Jeong is not a private bodyguard of Hyun Joong surely we’ll see different bodyguards with him in his official activities.
May I correct this statement  ”….bodyguards are free to choose their jobs to guard other artists.” Professional bodyguards like Mr.Jeong is being handled by a security agency, therefore there is a contract between KeyEast and Mr.Jeong’s agent. As a bodyguard being managed by an agency, Mr. Jeong can not just go and approach any artist whom he liked to secure, that’s totally absurd!! Another thing there’s no such thing as a free-lance bodyguard!! This is quite a sensitive profession so don’t get mixed up with the bodyguards of the mob boss who are purely gangsters! Mr. Jeong is licensed professional bodyguard.
There are different types of bodyguards depending on the client’s nature of profession and purpose of necessary security service needed. As to the case of Hyun Joong whom we may consider as a  hot celebrity, a popular public figure but not really a high profile public figure but who needs a close protection from the crowd of fans. Hyun Joong may be in lesser risk from the more harmful elements.
Hyun Joong is being protected from being squeezed in by a crowd, from being harass unintentionally or intentional by his own fans. Well it could be from an overly excited fans who wanted to touch him other than a handshake or hi five. Or from haters or stalkers who may inflict physical harm on Hyun Joong which is also likely to happen. We have seen Mr. Jeong in action on how he protect Hyun Joong. During his concerts specially on encore parts of the concert as Hyun Joong gets down from the stage, although Mr.Jeong was not alone, there were additional security personnel with him to closely protect Hyun Joong from his fans who may want to touch him.
Whenever Hyun Joong is at the airport, Mr.Jeong eyes are so busy roaming around the people that  is surrounding Hyun Joong making sure no one gets closer to his client. To the extent of receiving the goodies from Hyun Joong’s fans that appears he had gone shopping too!! The fans respect Mr.Jeong too just as much as they respect Hyun Joong!! This may sound like a joke but actually there are responsibilities that Mr.Jeong faces in his profession to his client Hyun Joong. Here may share with you some of what I have researched about Mr.Jeong’s profession being a close-protection officer or a bodyguard as follows:
bodyguard (or close protection officer)[1] is a type of security operative or government agent who protects a person or persons — usually a public, wealthy, or politically important figure(s) — from danger: generallytheft, assault,kidnapping,homicide, harassment, loss of , threats, or other criminal offences.
Most important public figures such as head of state or governors are protected by several bodyguards or by a team of bodyguards from an agency security forces, or police forces (e.g., in the U.S., the United States secret service or the State department Diplomatic Security Service). In most countries where the Head of state is and have always been also their military leader, the leader’s bodyguards have traditionally been done by Royal guards, Republican Guards and other elite military unit. Less-important public figures, or those with lower risk profiles, may be accompanied by a single bodyguard who doubles as a driver. A number of high-profile celebrities and CEOs also use bodyguards.
POPULAR MISCONCEPTION
The role of bodyguards is often misunderstood by the public, because the typical layperson’s only exposure to body guarding is usually in highly dramatized action film depictions of the profession.
In contrast to the exciting lifestyle depicted on the film screen, the role of a real-life bodyguard is much more mundane: it consists mainly of planning routes, pre-searching rooms and buildings where the client will be visiting, researching the background of people that will have contact with the client, searching vehicles, and attentively escorting the client on their day-to-day activities.[2]
BREAKDOWN OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The role of a bodyguard depends on several factors. First, it depends on the role of a given bodyguard in a close protection team. A bodyguard can be a driver-bodyguard, a close-protection officer (who escorts the client), or part of an ancillary unit that provides support such as detection, electronic “bug” detection, counter-sniper monitoring, pre-searches facilities, and background-checks people who will have contact with the client.
Second, the role of a bodyguard depends on the level of risk that the client faces. A bodyguard protecting a client at high risk of assassination will be focusing on very different roles (e.g., checking cars for IED devices, watching for potential shooters, etc.) than a bodyguard escorting a celebrity who is being stalked by aggressive tabloid photographers (e.g., the role will be to ask the photographers to maintain their distance and block the path of aggressive cameramen).
PLANNING AND ASSIGNMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
The day would begin with a meeting of the bodyguard team led by the team leader. The team would review the different activities that the client plans to do during the day, and discuss how the team would undertake the different transportation, escorting, and monitoring tasks.
During the day, the client (or “principal”) may have to travel by car, train, and plane and attend a variety of functions, including meetings and invitations for meals at restaurants, and do personal activities such as recreation and errands. Over the day, the client will be exposed to a range of risk levels, ranging from higher risk (meeting and greeting members of the public at an outdoor rally) to low risk (dining at an exclusive, gated with high security).
Some planning for the day would have begun on previous days. Once the itinerary is known, one or more bodyguards would travel the route to the venues, to check the roads for unexpected changes (road work, detours, closed lanes) and to check the venue. The venue needs to be checked for bugs and the security of the facility (exits, entrances) needs to be inspected. As well, the bodyguard will want to know the names of the staff who will have contact with the client, so that a simple electronic background check can be run on these individuals.
Bodyguards often have training in firearms tactics, unarmed combat, tactical driving, and first aid. In multi-agent units (like those protecting a head of state) one or more bodyguards may have training in specific tasks, such as providing a protective escort, crowd screening and control, or searching for explosives or electronic surveillance devices (“bugs”). Bodyguards also learn how to work with other security personnel to conduct threat or risk assessment and analyze potential security weaknesses.
Bodyguards learn how to examine a premises or venue before their clients arrive, to determine where the exits and entrances are, find potential security weaknesses, and meet the staff (so that a would-be attacker cannot pose as a staff member). As well, some bodyguards learn how to do research to be aware of potential threats to their client, by doing a thorough assessment of the threats facing the principal,[4] such as a protest by a radical group or the release from custody of person who is a known threat. Close protection officers also learn how to escort a client in potentially threatening situations.
The military in many countries offer close protection training for the members of their own armed forces who have been selected to work as bodyguards to officers or heads of state (e.g., the British SAS). As well, there are a number of private bodyguard training programs, which offer training in all aspects of Close Protection and including the legal aspects of body guarding (e.g., use of force, use of deadly force) how to escort clients; driving; searching facilities and vehicles, and so on.
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These are just a few info which I think is applicable in the case of Hyun Joong which is just some basics since Hyun Joong is not really in a high risk danger every time he travels or even in his home country. His main duty is to stay close to Hyun Joong anywhere he goes, other duties stated above are taken care of by the hotel security system and venues where Hyun Joong performed. The bodyguard are trained to be keen observant on every movement surrounding his client and his staffs even at the back stage prior to the rehearsals and the actual concerts. During his concerts he stays somewhere near the stage not watching the concert of course but closely watching the audience.
Mr. Jeong is an exceptional bodyguard in the eyes of Hyun Joong fans, as almost everyone knows him. He’s been doing a very good job in taking care of Hyun Joong at the same time his fans acknowledge his presence in protecting the Prince not only because it’s his job but he showed dedication to him not as a client but as his family. Mr.Jeong showed a remarkable reputation to Hyun Joong fans for being caring and accommodating to them.
Some of Hyun Joong fans felt sad after reading the post that his contract with KeyEast had been terminated although none of us knows what’s the truth and that would remain to be seen on October 4th. Let’s just hope Mr.Jeong remain in his post, as someone being there beside Hyun Joong to protect. Whether Mr.Jeong is leaving or not, I’m intending to write about him in my little humble knowledge about his profession and giving me this chance to thank him from the bottom of my heart, and that his effort in taking care of Hyun Joong for the last two years is well appreciated by Kim Hyun Joong fans.
How I wish to write more about Mr.Jeong personally but then I honestly do not have much personal info about him, let us just say the topic is classified!! The only personal thing that I can share about Mr.Jeong is that he’s a heavy smoker and talk less!! This is all I have for today’s dosage, but before I go, today is Sunday, may I request everyone, let us say a little prayer for Kim Hyun Joong’s upcoming drams City Conquest, for its success.
Kim Hyun Joong is blessed with beautiful people who works behind him in pursuing his goals and a person staying at his side, dedicated to physically protect him at all cost, the exceptionally handsome Mr.Jeong The Bodyguard…
                                                                                                           LazerKim here writing
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[Eng+ Viet Translation] Kim Hyun Joong – City Of Conquest filming scenes (from staff blog) part 1


Screen caps from tieba, taken from CC staff’s blog
Eng trans : babyvfan
Viet trans by me

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22nd July (in Japan) “after shooting in hotel, filming today will be at tokyo’s ferris wheel. Because the scenes were shoot at 37th floor, thus looked cold and sad. For this scene, hyun joong conversed in Japanese.”.


Ngày 22/07 (tại Nhật Bản), "Sau cảnh quay ở khách sạn, hôm nay sẽ quay tại Tokyo ferris wheel. Vì cảnh quay diễn ra ở tầng 37 nên trông có vẻ lạnh lẽo và buồn bã. Với cảnh quay này, Hyun Joong phải nói lời thoại bằng tiếng Nhật"


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there are scenes in which he needs to speak in english and japanese. as he wants to check his pronounication, he even did some homework , no wonder its Kim Hyun Joong!


Cũng có những cảnh anh ấy cần nói bằng tiếng Anh hoặc tiếng Nhật. Vì muốn kiểm tra phát âm của mình, nên anh ấy phải tập cả ở nhà, không gì ngạc nhiên vì đó là Hyun Joong mà!

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Both of his english and japanese pronounciations are very standard. not only has a career in music, but also has a good listening and pronounciation skill, very surprising. really awesome!



Phát âm tiếng Anh và cả tiếng Nhật đều rất chuẩn. Không chỉ nghề trong âm nhạc, mà còn có khả năng nghe nói ngoại ngữ rất tốt, thật ngạc nhiên. Tuyệt lắm!

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[Photo] Kim Hyung Jun with his mother by PrettyBoy


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[Video] M.net Top 19 Male Couples: Hyun Joong & Young Saeng #7, Jung Min & Hyung Jun #16


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[Photo] Kim Hyung Jun with Won Jung Yeon for Playing Soccer [12.09.29]


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[article] Kim Hyun Joong…LIFESTYLE CHANGES



By: LazerKim            We have an update photo from City Conquest as Kim Hyun Joong was spotted boarding that boat from photo above, that seem to me like an escape from the back door sea!! Or trucking down lawless element like smugglers or trying to save his lover from the bad guys!! Oh whatever it is at least we know now Hyun Joong is doing fine filming his drama. We got five days to go from today before we finally take a glimpse of him on October 4th as Hyun Joong shall be attending a big event in Japan together with the other casts of City Conquest. We shall be waiting for that event!!
The other night I was already preparing for today’s article and I thought about writing a bodyguard and his subject, since I thought about Mr. Jeong! As we all know he has been taking care of Kim Hyun Joong from day one that he signed with KeyEast. And to get some background how a personal bodyguard is, I thought about Kevin Costner for Bodyguard and Nicolas Cage for Guarding Tess! So I was trying to look for the movie Bodyguard to watch at YouTube because I forgot how to download movies from Isohunt! And honestly I forgot the leading lady of Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston who passed away in February.
And so instead of watching the movie, it was Whitney’s life and her funeral that I watched! I never thought she was already on her career downfall in 2010, then her world tour was a such an unexpected failure, knowing a big star like Whitney Houston would end up in such an ugly scenes on her performances. I was totally shocked to be watching her concerts in 2010 and the cause of her death was devastating. Oh my what a waste for a big star like her. Whitney Houston died in February 11, this year, that time I was so much engrossed writing about Hyun Joong’s aftermath concert in Yokohama that I did not pay too much attention on Whitney’s death!!
Ever since I got hooked on Korean dramas, I actually lost my interest with the Hollywood stars! Anyway, today’s topic for this article is not about Hollywood nor about the bodyguard which I will reserve for next time, I need to research on the kind of profession. But I would like to talk about life of being a big star, well like Whitney, we can learn something out of her life and connect with our Prince. Don’t worry I don’t mean to compare, but basic lifestyle of an artist and his changes influenced by environment, responsibilities being an artist and fame.
What I want to talk about this time are the changes in Kim Hyun Joong’s lifestyle from the time he started in the lime light with SS501 and the present as he moved in to KeyEast. We can also inject some realities about the influence of fame, how it change an artist it’s either for the better or for the worst. We can probably compare how Kim Hyun Joong was from his past with SS501 and at present being a solo performer, although it’s barely over a year since he started performing solo singer but somehow I could see some bits and pieces of changes in his lifestyle as an artist.
The very first thing that I noticed was his bodyguard Mr. Jeong as in day one as soon as he moved in to KeyEast he was already provided with security on his official activities. As I watched Hyun Joong when he was with DSP there’s only the five members of SS501 and a manager to secure the five members whenever they travel. So I would say from Hyun Joong’s first day at KeyEast he was already taken care of. In one of Hyun Joong interviews I remember he was saying, he’s not used with having a lot of people meeting him at the airport even he was still with his group. Neither he has any idea if the fans at the airport were cheering for him or his members!!
Then in 2010 he came along with his boss Bae Yong Joon in Japan for Smile Project and he was surprised to see such a big crowd of fans at the airport whom he was assuming was the fans of his boss. In Hyun Joong’s interview in Tokyo, he mentioned that he felt so shy to even smile simply because he does not know if the crowd was cheering for him or his boss!! I laughed at his remark!! Watching from the video clip, just by the gesture of his boss may signify endorsing of introducing Hyun Joong to BYJ fans who were at the airport. I did noticed Hyun Joong was a bit awkward that time that he was totally caught unaware by the crowd!! I already spotted Mr. Jeong with Hyun Joong that time as his bodyguard.
The next thing I noticed was his hotel accommodation whenever he travels particularly his guest room that I can compare. When he was with DSP, he’s given a regular single guest room or he’s with one of his members in a twin guest room. As he moved in to KeyEast he was given the suite guest room, well his boss might have the penthouse but Hyun Joong stayed in a suite room next to his boss. In his present status he has to live by hotel room service if he has to eat whenever he travels. Although at this stage I believe he can still dine in the restaurant but that is gonna be a rare chance. Not that he’s being deprive of his liberty to eat his desired meal but mainly for security reasons that in due time he shall have to live within his limits as a star.
Hyun Joong was given the privilege to choose his own staffs to work with him in all his official activities such as dancers, coordinators make-up hairstylist, production assistance, and his manager who is the closest to Hyun Joong other than Mr. Jeong his personal body-guard. As you can notice Hyun Joong had been working with Artmatic dancers and his noonas since his SS501 days. Now they work exclusively for Hyun Joong specially his dancers, that these staffs are provided by KeyEast. Every time Hyun Joong is in his official activities, he has at least three men behind him, Mr. Jeong, his manager and Artmatic captain that shows he is well taken care of in his every official activities.
In another interview during his fan meeting Asia Tour in Singapore I think, he was asked about his gains and losses in his career since he started being a soloist. Hyun Joong said he has more gains than loss, in such a way he has more people helping him to be able to attain his goal. In terms of losses, what he lost was his privacy although he had already accepted that he is bound to lose it to begin with, and this is just natural to any popular artists. To lose their privacy is what stars has to pay in exchange of fame and success.
When Hyun Joong was still with his members he can still freely go out taking for a walk at the neighborhood or go shopping or dine wherever he wants. Now he rarely do so, and take note he can not go out of his apartment by himself. He can go driving in Korea but surely he has somebody tailing at his back, either Mr. Jeong or his manager!! Even he has to drive to Jaksal which is his own restaurant, he has to have somebody with him on the road or being with him in his car while he drives. I would be very surprise if KeyEast would just allow him to go around Seoul by himself, because Hyun Joong is their responsibility whether official or non official activity.
That’s the difference though being with a group and a soloist, although again it depends on his career status on how popular a soloist is. If we compare Hyun Joong’s lifestyle during his days with SS501 and his present status, the difference is way too long in terms of popularity and being a crowd maker. During his days with SS501 he probably can go shopping in a less crowded shopping area. Well maybe he can still do so in Seoul in an exclusive shop that is less crowded, if not I’m sure he can go on-line shopping and that’s too sad, I still believe in going to various shops with a lot of choice, as I can touch and see what I’m buying.
As Hyun Joong matures, he had changed even his fashion trend too, he became more simple yet fashionable. He was saying when he was still with SS501, he kept buying clothes and his favorite are footwear. This time Hyun Joong became more practical, his comfort is more important in what he wears. Even in his shows, he tend to have simple costumes and minimize flashy items. Although accessories remained to be his favorite items. Off cam he tends to wear ordinary clothes that anyone coming from the streets would wear but maintained neat as always and nothing flashy.
Here’s probably gonna be my own way in rating Hyun Joong’s popularity and crowd maker without looking at any popularity record status. His boss being a Korean actor is still very popular in Japan even he was barely seen on public exposure. Hyun Joong said to be able to gained even half of Bae Yong Joon’s popularity is good enough. One time in 2009 I think, Bae Yong Joon was in Japan to promote one of his projects. He was in his hotel getting ready to go out to somewhere. BYJ had at least four or six bodyguards, as he came down from his hotel room to the lobby, a huge crowd of fans were at the front street of the hotel. He and his bodyguard stayed in one corner and think about where they can get through from the crowd.
But there’s no way for BYJ to just walk to the lobby and get in to his car, at the same time there’s no other way to get out from the crowd. And so BYJ and his bodyguards dive over the huge crowd of fans. Do you know what happened next? BYJ quickly got in his car as his six bodyguards walked guarding the car as it gets through the crowd but BYJ opened his car widow and waved at the crowd!! He can’t help it seeing his fans who waited just to take a glimpse of him. From that incident it ended in a stumped and an elder woman was hurt. As soon as BYJ knew about it he took responsible and took care of his fan and paid her hospitalization.
And I can see Hyun Joong doing the same scenario, although it’s just a small crowd of fans at the airport waiting for him, but what if the time comes when a huge crowd of fans same as BYJ  come running after Hyun Joong? Well it won’t be long that’s very likely to happen. At this time lucky fans can meet Hyun Joong at the airport seeing him off or welcome him back home and hand-in some goodies and letters which is quite easy for his fans to reach out for him. There will come a time this will be no longer possible. Hyun Joong has gone used to opening his car window as he gets inside he car and wave or nod to his fans before driving off.
At the documentary Hyun Joong was relating a lot of changes in his lifestyle but had gone used to it, however he still wants to live a normal life as much as he can while he can still do it. The more popular he gets the more his private life changes, but it’s part of being star that he embrace wholeheartedly. A producer stated Hyun Joong knows how to handle his fame by taking it in his heart and not in his mind and that he is capable reaching highest height in his career. He may be young at age but very matured in his outlook of life.
Hyun Joong was saying it is important to work hard but it is also important to be prepared to whatever the results of hard work. Whether it may or it may not be what he expects he has to live with it in accepting the results but never to give up. Hyun Joong was never been a quitter, he always a  fighter, he just keeps on going and learn from what he experienced. There are many stars who does not stay longer in the lime light simply because they can not handle their fame. After gaining their popularity they tend to become lazy to re-invent something for themselves as artist, they became conceited and arrogant over their gained popularity, they became complacent with their star status instead of nurturing what they have already attained and gained.
As I mentioned earlier about the Hollywood stars getting involved with drugs, this isn’t new anymore, this may be the idea of what Hyun Joong was saying, “it is important to be prepared to whatever the results of hard work.” Some stars could not handle their fame that most of the times they do not notice they are already destroying themselves. Do I see Hyun Joong in that stage of self-destruction in the future? This is what I can say, at the young age of Hyun Joong in his career, for as long he is well guided then I don’t see him as one of those promising artists on downhill. I think his boss can handle him quite well, no matter how independent minded he is, he knows to whom he would listen to.
I was watching Whitney Houston’s story in 2010 and I can’t get over with what I have watched. She totally declined when she did her world tour performance that showed a disgusting show out of a big star like her. I would say it’s a negligence on the part of her producer in allowing her to sign up for those concerts knowing she’s high on drugs. I could see her producer’s greed for money and pushing her to the quick sand during that time. She could not handle herself and her status that made her a star falling star from the sky in such unbearable pain for her.
I think I would rather see an artist gradually improving in due time, than being that good since the start and deteriorating in the end. I have mentioned in my other article that in showbiz there’s such thing as expiration date on artists. Some Hollywood stars tend to stay even they are aging until such time they can no longer carry on and allowed them to be drowning themselves with drugs although not all.
I think it should have been better to retire at certain age before they reached that stage of self-destruction. So that they can still preserve their talent and good image on how people do remember them. I think producers and promoters should also consider the well-being of the stars, instead of taking advantage on how they earn from them.
Whitney ended her life just like that, and it’s so regretful for very talented star even at her age 48, I would just like to think of her in her younger years on how I knew her and her music which I loved so much. I would say Whitney changed her life during her marriage to Bobby Brown whom she fell very much in love with but made her worst in drowning herself with drugs after her divorce with him. There are a lot of stars who can not handle their personal relationships and their career at the same time. This is true in the showbiz world and Hyun Joong is no exception, as he said he can not handle both career and love at the same time.
While watching her video clips of her funeral and prior to it, I thought about what Hyun Joong said about hard work and results. Time change and so people change too. It is good  to live life to the fullest but we have our own individual responsibilities to ourselves and to others. Just the same as Hyun Joong planted good seeds, he nurtured what he planted  harvest the fruits and share it with others. Until it became his life routine as he nurtures his talent to be worthy of love and support from others, he doesn’t stop and doesn’t change his attitude keeping up his values.
I remember in one of Hyun Joong’s interviews, he related his lay out plan for his career which is quite realistic for an artist and recognizing his expiration date. Although this is too early to say since Hyun Joong is still young, but at least he has plans for his future and he is quite open-minded about being realistic and practical in life.
Hyun Joong being an artist star, as he gets further to the heights of his career status, his lifestyle changes are quite expected to the point of having all the comfort and luxury in life can ever offer in exchange of his deprived privacy. Artists have to live with it, in fact as soon as an artist sign up for his career in showbiz for the first time, he is expected to accept the fact that he is a public figure bound with definite restrictions in keeping a good personal image and is obliged to behave accordingly in public. This is again a showbiz reality. I guess we do not have a problem with that as far as our idol is concern.
Hyun Joong deserves that comfort and luxury of life as his lifestyle changed for the better since he earned hard from his past struggles, and in spite of the blessing he receives, he never forgets to share with other specially the less fortunate.
Lifestyle changes is alright for as long as Kim Hyun Joong keeps his feet firmly on the ground and maintain the good values he’s been keeping and simply being himself will take him all the way to super stardom….
                                                                                             LazerKim here writing

[Photos] SS501 Kim Kyu Jong Went to Kim Hyun Joong's (김현중) Restaurant "Jaksal Chicken"


Repost from http://hyunited-6686.blogspot.com.


Thanks to @KimImmAme for sharing the pictures on Twitter. According to @KimImmAme, Kyu Jong went to "Jaksal Chicken" in Seokchon on September 28th, 2012 with his manager and two friends. They didn't meet Kim Hyun Joong. Kyu Jong gave autograph to fans and took photos with them. It's chuseok, so Kyu Jong has days off to celebrate it, so nice... ^___^



[Photo+Trans] Kim Hyun Joong - Official Facebook Site Update [12.09.28]

Credits  facebook.com/kimhyunjoong





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[article] Kim Hyun Joong…YOUNG LEGEND



By: LazerKim          We got an update photos from the location site of City Conquest by the seaside, where Kim Hyun Joong was spotted walking with the rest of his staffs! And there’s another cute picture of Jung Yumi that seems she’s gone homeless! The picture is a scene which appears to be in a sidewalk street as she sleeps with her raincoat on and her bags as her pillow, she looks cute in it!! Oh my! seeing these pictures filled my mind again as to what is in store for us for the coming days. And I do appreciate Hyun Joong fans in posting the updates about City Conquest that I truly appreciate. I do hope City Conquest production management will be able to release more news the drama.
Since there are not much updates about Hyun Joong the past days, I spent my leisure time yesterday watching video clips, which by the way I would like to appreciate the effort of Hyun Joong’s fans who are actively uploading video clips about Hyun Joong at YouTube that has been a great help to everyone specially times like this as Hyun Joong is still in the silent mode.
I was able to watch an interesting clips, entitled “KHJ Legend” uploaded, compiled and English subbed by Jackiek606. Jackie is quite active in translating and putting English subtitle to the video clips. Here’s where you can find video clips about SS501 too, since she’s also active in posting and uploading clips about the rest of SS501 members too. Check her out at YouTube as I’ll post the video link at YouTube for Kim Hyun Joong Legend in 7 series.
Kim Hyun Joong Legend is a compilation of behind the scene as a commercial model as he started during his SS501 days, then two music videos behind the scene, which I find very interesting. I was quite surprised by the music videos since Hyun Joong acted on both videos, and he was good, even those where just short scenes but I was impressed by his ability. There was a fight scene in one of the clips and Hyun Joong stated, “I’m good acting at getting beaten up since when I was young I got beaten up a lot! I do have confidence in my acting of getting beaten up!!”
It’s a music video Black Glasses with the set up of year 1900, the song is also good, but take note that Hyun Joong did not sing this song, he merely lip sinc the song although in this clip it’s purely taken behind the scene, I find the story to be touching and Hyun Joong acted really good. His character is like a young man in search of opportunity in the big city with his childhood girlfriend with him. But his girlfriend that was stolen from him by an elder man, a mob boss. She gave herself to this man to save Hyun Joong’s life being endangered from the mob, as he was beaten up to stop seeing his girlfriend. But in the end love prevailed and Hyun Joong’s girlfriend came back to him. *sigh*….
Watching from this music video which was taken probably back in 2006 I’m not sure though, I’m thinking Hyun Joong indeed already has a talent in acting. This may be just a short video clip and taken from behind the scene but my point is before he did BOF he was already a potential actor and a good one I think, seeing from this clip.
The character suits him good, he was able to show his emotions and acted upon a young man in pain. Maybe some of you might have watched the clip, while I only had the chance yesterday that gave me an impression that even back in the past Hyun Joong was already seen in his acting potential. Gosh there are a lot more to learn about this guy!! I came to realize that now!!
The other clip is a love triangle and Kyu Jong was with Hyun Joong in this music video as Hyun Joong stole the lover of Kyu Jong!! I can’t help but notice that it seems Hyun Joong has always been stealing lovers of is friends in his dramas!! And I think even for real as he was relating his story about his first love, whom he won her heart from a friend of his in school!! He also mentioned it in another talk show that once he likes a girl even the girl is having a relationship with his friend he will steal it from him!!Well I’m just not sure if he’s just saying it because he was filming BOF that time he guested in that talk show!! Or just a co-incident that he has two dramas both in triangle love affair!
Another interesting scenes in the Legend was when Hyun Joong had started doing some commercial photo shoots that I can’t help but laugh! If you remember there’s this photo shoot with a girl that he can hardly touch and feels so awkward to pose with her! There was this scene as Hyun Joong was at the back of the female model, her hair was getting to Hyun Joong eyes that he could hardly touch her hair or something, in short he was just so awkward!! He could not say anything that her hair was annoying him because he was too shy to say so!!
Hyun Joong could hardly smile,when the director told him that his smiles look good when laughing, he started to give a big smile but then it was not the kind of smile being required to him by the director but a gentle one but not laugh!! LOL!!But Hyun Joong tried his very best to feel natural so that the photos would look natural too!! Oh he was so adorable young and naive those days!! But as time goes by he was able to master those photo shoots, he is now an expert being a model as he mastered such poses that are effective and he knows very well which angle of his profile is the best. He’s now an expert model in bringing the best of what he endorses.
Even back then Hyun Joong truly appreciates those whom he worked with. Hyun Joong was relating how good his make-up artists back then in concealing the flaws in his face. Even Hyun Joong was in his teen age he rarely have pimples although what bothered him were his dark circles in his eyes. His coordinators as he calls them noona (elder sister) creates magic in concealing those dark circles in his eyes. Hyun Joong said, he still does have pimples over stress and lack of sleep. But as soon as he can have that chance to have a complete rest and sleep, gone with his pimples.
Hyun Joong was saying he is simple nothing fussy whenever he travels lite he brings with him a few pairs of socks, underwears, shirts, his tooth bush, razor and eye contact lens solution which I think he’s done with since he already had laser eye treatment. He did not even mention bringing cosmetics or skin treatment for regular routine skin maintenance. He is simply a man, period. There are times we can see him traveling wearing the same clothes  going out and coming home from other country specially if he only has to stay over night.
Anyway, in that video, there’s a part there he was doing a commercial video shoot for a mineral water and there’s a kissing scene. His partner got worried about Hyun Joong’s fans to be jealous!! Hyun Joong was saying not to worry he doesn’t have much number of fans, he said he only have about 100,000 fans or 200,000 fans!! LOL fans quite prepared to attack any female beside Hyun Joong!! Of course that was a joke!! Hyun Joong has been very active as a commercial model from his SS501 day until at present, he was able to maintain his good reputation constantly specially from CF products.
In another video, still under CF during an outdoor location shoot Hyun Joong was jokingly saying, he has been a cosmetic model for four years that time he was 25 and still young to say probably like his seniors would say “will I still be a CF model this year..?” This video clip was from Innocent Prince, whenever I re-watch this video I still laugh at Hyun Joong’s 4D responses to the interview even I have watched it more than a dozen times!! I wonder when can we see him in his wackiest ways again!! I miss those candid remarks and his hilarious talk show guesting!!
A Legend is a person who is famous with having such special qualities or abilities, this is what Webster said. I agree to what Jackie gave the title to this video and dedicated it to Kim Hyun Joong as a Legend. He has such unique qualities and talents that is quite rare in an artist. Keeping a good personal reputation making him a role model to anyone whom they can look up to regardless of age and status in life. A person who can be inspiring after knowing who he is and what he is capable of doing that everyone can benefit from.
Kim Hyun Joong at a very young age had accomplished a lot, still accomplishing and in the future can contribute much more in the world of showbiz as an innovator to the future trend in terms of music and entertainment. This is how I see him from where he starter from where he is at present and where he is bound to be in the future through hard work dedication to his craft.
While keeping his feet firmly on the ground, he may have a long way to go in his journey and no matter which way his fate takes him, he’s bound to be on top. Kim Hyun Joong a truly Young Legend of the new generation…
                                                                                                LazerKim here writing

[News] SS501′s Kim Hyung Jun gives greetings for Chuseok [28.09.2012]


Source : TV Report
Re-posted : en.korea.com
Singer and actor Kim Hyung Jun recently gave his fans greetings for Chuseok.
On September 27, Kim commented on his official website, “Korea’s biggest holiday Chuseok is approaching. I’m so happy. The first thing that pops to my mind when I think of Chuseok is songpyeon. I hope you make songpyeon, eat delicious food, and have a lot of conversation with your family on this Chuseok.”
Kim also worried about the recent typhoon damage. He said, “I heard many farmers are having a difficult time because of the recent typhoon. I hope everything gets restored soon. I’ll pray for you to have a good time with your family on this Choseok.”
He also said, “I hope you can spend this Chuseok holiday, helping and loving people around you. Have a nice holiday.”
Kim has recently finished promoting his second solo album, Escape, and a national concert tour of Japan, Kim Hyun Jun 2nd Story in Japan. He’s currently DJing SBS Radio’s Kim Hyung Jun’s Music High.

September 30, 2012

[News] SS501 Park Jung Min “When I am doing activities as ROMEO, I felt restraint occasionally” [30.09.12]


Source: http://news.kstyle.com/article.ksn?articleNo=1953038
Chinese Translation: SOS @ 百度朴政珉吧ALLFORPJM.COM
English Translation: RoyalPJM (royalpjm.wordpress.com)
Please repost with full credits.


SS501 Park Jung Min rebirth as ROMEO in Japan, he frankly said “When I am doing activities as ROMEO, to hide my original image, I felt restraint occasionally.”

On 29th September, Park Jung Min held a Live ‘ROMEO 2ND CONTACT’ for 777 fans in Tokyo’s Ebisu Live House Liquid Room. That day, Park Jung Min did not spoke any words, he stayed mysterious and sexily, performing for the fans which captured their hearts.

A unique ‘dark’ concept was used for the live performance. During the interview with the reporters on the day of performance, Park Jung Min expressed that “In Japan, I do activities under the name of ROMEO. The attitude presented on the stage is indeed ROMEO. The original Park Jung Min does not exist on the stage.”
He smiled and continued “When I went up the stage, the so-called Park Jung Min feeling is completely switched off. Instead, when I came down from the stage, I’ll turn back to my original self like now, the chattering and cheerful personality.”

During the Live, to express the man’s heart which was injured by love, you must look as if you want to be compensated in general, and show a painful expression and gesture. This is once again proven his strength after musical ‘Grease’.

He added “The fans in Japan saw the differences between Jung Min and ROMEO. When I am performing earnestly on the stage, the fans at the front row did some strange facial expression and fidgeted. When I faced with that situation, it was very hard for me to hold back my laughter.”

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[Photo] Heo Young Saeng New Photo

Credits  weibo.com/u/2041020360
Repost from http://ss501-thailand.blogspot.com/


[article] Kim Hyun Joong… THE BODYGUARD


By: LazerKim                 Are we now about to sing the song “I will Always Love you”, as the original sound track of Bodyguard? Well we better get start listening to the song while reading this article because today the article is about Kim Hyun Joong’s official bodyguard Mr. Jeong which I have postponed due to Whitney Houston! I have mentioned him in my article yesterday Lifestyle Changes and I was really intending to write about Mr. Jeong being the closest person in protecting Hyun Joong since 2010 when he moved in to KeyEast. I did a little research about him personally but I guess this is gonna be impossible so what I researched about is Mr. Jeong’s profession being a professional bodyguard. And as promise I’ll be writing about the Bodyguard!!
I think we are aware that Hyun Joong’s fans are getting fond of the guy, who’s a handsome very professional I would say in handling Hyun Joong’s fans, very polite, gentle mannered, and dedicated to his job in taking care of Hyun Joong. I appreciate Hyun Joong’s fans for being kind to him too and giving attention to him. In fact just a while ago before I can research on his profession, I tried looking him up at his fan page at the facebook and I was surprised and really smiled that some of Hyun Joong fans do collect his pictures too!! I’m so pleased by the gesture as one way of appreciating the effort of Hyun Joong’s bodyguard as a part of Hyun Joong’s family and to us fans too.
Before I get down to the gist of this article I would just like to mention that yesterday a fan wrote in my comment box saying Mr. Jeong’s agency terminates his contract with KeyEast. I do not know how true this is and the only way we can find that out is through the upcoming event of Hyun Joong on October 4th. As I read at twitter and facebook, some fans felt sad about the news, although I did not read anything official from KeyEast so maybe we can just wait on Hyun Joong’s next official activity. And then as I was reading the twitter post my eyes caught this post which I consider to be a misconception, that I would like to clarify, here’s what the post said as follows:
Post from twitter:
...who said the contract ended? Is there even a ‘contract’ in the first place? Mr.Jeong isn’t even the ‘private’ bodyguard for KHJ in the first place. Since KHJ isn’t having any public activities now, bodyguards are free to choose their jobs to guard other artists.
I would like to correct the statement since this is not entirely true. First and foremost, if services has been rendered to anyone of course there has to be a contract regardless if the service rendered is only good for one day or even in minutes, a client in entitled for a service contract. This is security we’re talking about here, if I get a house maid from an agent which I always do, there’s always a contract to go with it. What more with security service?? I believe KeyEast is a reputable company and they do deal with professionals. Security service or professional bodyguards can only be acquired from authorized security service agents licensed by the government
And may I just correct the statement that Mr. Jeong is indeed a ‘private’ body guard for Kim Hyun Joong. May I ask from 2010, did you ever have seen Hyun Joong with different body guard if not Mr. Jeong? Never, right? It’s always Mr.Jeong right there beside Hyun Joong since 2010. If there may be different faces that we see that’s definitely additional security personnel, but Mr. Jeong is Hyun Joong’s official bodyguard. If Mr. Jeong is not a private bodyguard of Hyun Joong surely we’ll see different bodyguards with him in his official activities.
May I correct this statement  ”….bodyguards are free to choose their jobs to guard other artists.” Professional bodyguards like Mr.Jeong is being handled by a security agency, therefore there is a contract between KeyEast and Mr.Jeong’s agent. As a bodyguard being managed by an agency, Mr. Jeong can not just go and approach any artist whom he liked to secure, that’s totally absurd!! Another thing there’s no such thing as a free-lance bodyguard!! This is quite a sensitive profession so don’t get mixed up with the bodyguards of the mob boss who are purely gangsters! Mr. Jeong is licensed professional bodyguard.
There are different types of bodyguards depending on the client’s nature of profession and purpose of necessary security service needed. As to the case of Hyun Joong whom we may consider as a  hot celebrity, a popular public figure but not really a high profile public figure but who needs a close protection from the crowd of fans. Hyun Joong may be in lesser risk from the more harmful elements.
Hyun Joong is being protected from being squeezed in by a crowd, from being harass unintentionally or intentional by his own fans. Well it could be from an overly excited fans who wanted to touch him other than a handshake or hi five. Or from haters or stalkers who may inflict physical harm on Hyun Joong which is also likely to happen. We have seen Mr. Jeong in action on how he protect Hyun Joong. During his concerts specially on encore parts of the concert as Hyun Joong gets down from the stage, although Mr.Jeong was not alone, there were additional security personnel with him to closely protect Hyun Joong from his fans who may want to touch him.
Whenever Hyun Joong is at the airport, Mr.Jeong eyes are so busy roaming around the people that  is surrounding Hyun Joong making sure no one gets closer to his client. To the extent of receiving the goodies from Hyun Joong’s fans that appears he had gone shopping too!! The fans respect Mr.Jeong too just as much as they respect Hyun Joong!! This may sound like a joke but actually there are responsibilities that Mr.Jeong faces in his profession to his client Hyun Joong. Here may share with you some of what I have researched about Mr.Jeong’s profession being a close-protection officer or a bodyguard as follows:
bodyguard (or close protection officer)[1] is a type of security operative or government agent who protects a person or persons — usually a public, wealthy, or politically important figure(s) — from danger: generallytheft, assault,kidnapping,homicide, harassment, loss of , threats, or other criminal offences.
Most important public figures such as head of state or governors are protected by several bodyguards or by a team of bodyguards from an agency security forces, or police forces (e.g., in the U.S., the United States secret service or the State department Diplomatic Security Service). In most countries where the Head of state is and have always been also their military leader, the leader’s bodyguards have traditionally been done by Royal guards, Republican Guards and other elite military unit. Less-important public figures, or those with lower risk profiles, may be accompanied by a single bodyguard who doubles as a driver. A number of high-profile celebrities and CEOs also use bodyguards.
POPULAR MISCONCEPTION
The role of bodyguards is often misunderstood by the public, because the typical layperson’s only exposure to body guarding is usually in highly dramatized action film depictions of the profession.
In contrast to the exciting lifestyle depicted on the film screen, the role of a real-life bodyguard is much more mundane: it consists mainly of planning routes, pre-searching rooms and buildings where the client will be visiting, researching the background of people that will have contact with the client, searching vehicles, and attentively escorting the client on their day-to-day activities.[2]
BREAKDOWN OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The role of a bodyguard depends on several factors. First, it depends on the role of a given bodyguard in a close protection team. A bodyguard can be a driver-bodyguard, a close-protection officer (who escorts the client), or part of an ancillary unit that provides support such as detection, electronic “bug” detection, counter-sniper monitoring, pre-searches facilities, and background-checks people who will have contact with the client.
Second, the role of a bodyguard depends on the level of risk that the client faces. A bodyguard protecting a client at high risk of assassination will be focusing on very different roles (e.g., checking cars for IED devices, watching for potential shooters, etc.) than a bodyguard escorting a celebrity who is being stalked by aggressive tabloid photographers (e.g., the role will be to ask the photographers to maintain their distance and block the path of aggressive cameramen).
PLANNING AND ASSIGNMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
The day would begin with a meeting of the bodyguard team led by the team leader. The team would review the different activities that the client plans to do during the day, and discuss how the team would undertake the different transportation, escorting, and monitoring tasks.
During the day, the client (or “principal”) may have to travel by car, train, and plane and attend a variety of functions, including meetings and invitations for meals at restaurants, and do personal activities such as recreation and errands. Over the day, the client will be exposed to a range of risk levels, ranging from higher risk (meeting and greeting members of the public at an outdoor rally) to low risk (dining at an exclusive, gated with high security).
Some planning for the day would have begun on previous days. Once the itinerary is known, one or more bodyguards would travel the route to the venues, to check the roads for unexpected changes (road work, detours, closed lanes) and to check the venue. The venue needs to be checked for bugs and the security of the facility (exits, entrances) needs to be inspected. As well, the bodyguard will want to know the names of the staff who will have contact with the client, so that a simple electronic background check can be run on these individuals.
Bodyguards often have training in firearms tactics, unarmed combat, tactical driving, and first aid. In multi-agent units (like those protecting a head of state) one or more bodyguards may have training in specific tasks, such as providing a protective escort, crowd screening and control, or searching for explosives or electronic surveillance devices (“bugs”). Bodyguards also learn how to work with other security personnel to conduct threat or risk assessment and analyze potential security weaknesses.
Bodyguards learn how to examine a premises or venue before their clients arrive, to determine where the exits and entrances are, find potential security weaknesses, and meet the staff (so that a would-be attacker cannot pose as a staff member). As well, some bodyguards learn how to do research to be aware of potential threats to their client, by doing a thorough assessment of the threats facing the principal,[4] such as a protest by a radical group or the release from custody of person who is a known threat. Close protection officers also learn how to escort a client in potentially threatening situations.
The military in many countries offer close protection training for the members of their own armed forces who have been selected to work as bodyguards to officers or heads of state (e.g., the British SAS). As well, there are a number of private bodyguard training programs, which offer training in all aspects of Close Protection and including the legal aspects of body guarding (e.g., use of force, use of deadly force) how to escort clients; driving; searching facilities and vehicles, and so on.
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These are just a few info which I think is applicable in the case of Hyun Joong which is just some basics since Hyun Joong is not really in a high risk danger every time he travels or even in his home country. His main duty is to stay close to Hyun Joong anywhere he goes, other duties stated above are taken care of by the hotel security system and venues where Hyun Joong performed. The bodyguard are trained to be keen observant on every movement surrounding his client and his staffs even at the back stage prior to the rehearsals and the actual concerts. During his concerts he stays somewhere near the stage not watching the concert of course but closely watching the audience.
Mr. Jeong is an exceptional bodyguard in the eyes of Hyun Joong fans, as almost everyone knows him. He’s been doing a very good job in taking care of Hyun Joong at the same time his fans acknowledge his presence in protecting the Prince not only because it’s his job but he showed dedication to him not as a client but as his family. Mr.Jeong showed a remarkable reputation to Hyun Joong fans for being caring and accommodating to them.
Some of Hyun Joong fans felt sad after reading the post that his contract with KeyEast had been terminated although none of us knows what’s the truth and that would remain to be seen on October 4th. Let’s just hope Mr.Jeong remain in his post, as someone being there beside Hyun Joong to protect. Whether Mr.Jeong is leaving or not, I’m intending to write about him in my little humble knowledge about his profession and giving me this chance to thank him from the bottom of my heart, and that his effort in taking care of Hyun Joong for the last two years is well appreciated by Kim Hyun Joong fans.
How I wish to write more about Mr.Jeong personally but then I honestly do not have much personal info about him, let us just say the topic is classified!! The only personal thing that I can share about Mr.Jeong is that he’s a heavy smoker and talk less!! This is all I have for today’s dosage, but before I go, today is Sunday, may I request everyone, let us say a little prayer for Kim Hyun Joong’s upcoming drams City Conquest, for its success.
Kim Hyun Joong is blessed with beautiful people who works behind him in pursuing his goals and a person staying at his side, dedicated to physically protect him at all cost, the exceptionally handsome Mr.Jeong The Bodyguard…
                                                                                                           LazerKim here writing
Photo credits Mr.Jeong FB fan page, Ms.D Thanks!  Fan Arts by LK
VIKI.COM >(http://www.viki.com/users/sign_up) Type City Conquest.

[Eng+ Viet Translation] Kim Hyun Joong – City Of Conquest filming scenes (from staff blog) part 1


Screen caps from tieba, taken from CC staff’s blog
Eng trans : babyvfan
Viet trans by me

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22nd July (in Japan) “after shooting in hotel, filming today will be at tokyo’s ferris wheel. Because the scenes were shoot at 37th floor, thus looked cold and sad. For this scene, hyun joong conversed in Japanese.”.


Ngày 22/07 (tại Nhật Bản), "Sau cảnh quay ở khách sạn, hôm nay sẽ quay tại Tokyo ferris wheel. Vì cảnh quay diễn ra ở tầng 37 nên trông có vẻ lạnh lẽo và buồn bã. Với cảnh quay này, Hyun Joong phải nói lời thoại bằng tiếng Nhật"


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there are scenes in which he needs to speak in english and japanese. as he wants to check his pronounication, he even did some homework , no wonder its Kim Hyun Joong!


Cũng có những cảnh anh ấy cần nói bằng tiếng Anh hoặc tiếng Nhật. Vì muốn kiểm tra phát âm của mình, nên anh ấy phải tập cả ở nhà, không gì ngạc nhiên vì đó là Hyun Joong mà!

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Both of his english and japanese pronounciations are very standard. not only has a career in music, but also has a good listening and pronounciation skill, very surprising. really awesome!



Phát âm tiếng Anh và cả tiếng Nhật đều rất chuẩn. Không chỉ nghề trong âm nhạc, mà còn có khả năng nghe nói ngoại ngữ rất tốt, thật ngạc nhiên. Tuyệt lắm!

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September 29, 2012

[Photo] Kim Hyung Jun with his mother by PrettyBoy


Credit @prettyboy_jun




[Video] M.net Top 19 Male Couples: Hyun Joong & Young Saeng #7, Jung Min & Hyung Jun #16


Credit: @YT

[Fancam] Park Jung Min - ROMEO 2nd CONTACT in LIQUID ROOM [12.09.29] (2 Vids) by haruko1212

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[Photo] Kim Hyung Jun with Won Jung Yeon for Playing Soccer [12.09.29]


Credit: Won Jung Yeon (@JUNGYEON1023)
Repost from http://ss501-thailand.blogspot.com/



[article] Kim Hyun Joong…LIFESTYLE CHANGES



By: LazerKim            We have an update photo from City Conquest as Kim Hyun Joong was spotted boarding that boat from photo above, that seem to me like an escape from the back door sea!! Or trucking down lawless element like smugglers or trying to save his lover from the bad guys!! Oh whatever it is at least we know now Hyun Joong is doing fine filming his drama. We got five days to go from today before we finally take a glimpse of him on October 4th as Hyun Joong shall be attending a big event in Japan together with the other casts of City Conquest. We shall be waiting for that event!!
The other night I was already preparing for today’s article and I thought about writing a bodyguard and his subject, since I thought about Mr. Jeong! As we all know he has been taking care of Kim Hyun Joong from day one that he signed with KeyEast. And to get some background how a personal bodyguard is, I thought about Kevin Costner for Bodyguard and Nicolas Cage for Guarding Tess! So I was trying to look for the movie Bodyguard to watch at YouTube because I forgot how to download movies from Isohunt! And honestly I forgot the leading lady of Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston who passed away in February.
And so instead of watching the movie, it was Whitney’s life and her funeral that I watched! I never thought she was already on her career downfall in 2010, then her world tour was a such an unexpected failure, knowing a big star like Whitney Houston would end up in such an ugly scenes on her performances. I was totally shocked to be watching her concerts in 2010 and the cause of her death was devastating. Oh my what a waste for a big star like her. Whitney Houston died in February 11, this year, that time I was so much engrossed writing about Hyun Joong’s aftermath concert in Yokohama that I did not pay too much attention on Whitney’s death!!
Ever since I got hooked on Korean dramas, I actually lost my interest with the Hollywood stars! Anyway, today’s topic for this article is not about Hollywood nor about the bodyguard which I will reserve for next time, I need to research on the kind of profession. But I would like to talk about life of being a big star, well like Whitney, we can learn something out of her life and connect with our Prince. Don’t worry I don’t mean to compare, but basic lifestyle of an artist and his changes influenced by environment, responsibilities being an artist and fame.
What I want to talk about this time are the changes in Kim Hyun Joong’s lifestyle from the time he started in the lime light with SS501 and the present as he moved in to KeyEast. We can also inject some realities about the influence of fame, how it change an artist it’s either for the better or for the worst. We can probably compare how Kim Hyun Joong was from his past with SS501 and at present being a solo performer, although it’s barely over a year since he started performing solo singer but somehow I could see some bits and pieces of changes in his lifestyle as an artist.
The very first thing that I noticed was his bodyguard Mr. Jeong as in day one as soon as he moved in to KeyEast he was already provided with security on his official activities. As I watched Hyun Joong when he was with DSP there’s only the five members of SS501 and a manager to secure the five members whenever they travel. So I would say from Hyun Joong’s first day at KeyEast he was already taken care of. In one of Hyun Joong interviews I remember he was saying, he’s not used with having a lot of people meeting him at the airport even he was still with his group. Neither he has any idea if the fans at the airport were cheering for him or his members!!
Then in 2010 he came along with his boss Bae Yong Joon in Japan for Smile Project and he was surprised to see such a big crowd of fans at the airport whom he was assuming was the fans of his boss. In Hyun Joong’s interview in Tokyo, he mentioned that he felt so shy to even smile simply because he does not know if the crowd was cheering for him or his boss!! I laughed at his remark!! Watching from the video clip, just by the gesture of his boss may signify endorsing of introducing Hyun Joong to BYJ fans who were at the airport. I did noticed Hyun Joong was a bit awkward that time that he was totally caught unaware by the crowd!! I already spotted Mr. Jeong with Hyun Joong that time as his bodyguard.
The next thing I noticed was his hotel accommodation whenever he travels particularly his guest room that I can compare. When he was with DSP, he’s given a regular single guest room or he’s with one of his members in a twin guest room. As he moved in to KeyEast he was given the suite guest room, well his boss might have the penthouse but Hyun Joong stayed in a suite room next to his boss. In his present status he has to live by hotel room service if he has to eat whenever he travels. Although at this stage I believe he can still dine in the restaurant but that is gonna be a rare chance. Not that he’s being deprive of his liberty to eat his desired meal but mainly for security reasons that in due time he shall have to live within his limits as a star.
Hyun Joong was given the privilege to choose his own staffs to work with him in all his official activities such as dancers, coordinators make-up hairstylist, production assistance, and his manager who is the closest to Hyun Joong other than Mr. Jeong his personal body-guard. As you can notice Hyun Joong had been working with Artmatic dancers and his noonas since his SS501 days. Now they work exclusively for Hyun Joong specially his dancers, that these staffs are provided by KeyEast. Every time Hyun Joong is in his official activities, he has at least three men behind him, Mr. Jeong, his manager and Artmatic captain that shows he is well taken care of in his every official activities.
In another interview during his fan meeting Asia Tour in Singapore I think, he was asked about his gains and losses in his career since he started being a soloist. Hyun Joong said he has more gains than loss, in such a way he has more people helping him to be able to attain his goal. In terms of losses, what he lost was his privacy although he had already accepted that he is bound to lose it to begin with, and this is just natural to any popular artists. To lose their privacy is what stars has to pay in exchange of fame and success.
When Hyun Joong was still with his members he can still freely go out taking for a walk at the neighborhood or go shopping or dine wherever he wants. Now he rarely do so, and take note he can not go out of his apartment by himself. He can go driving in Korea but surely he has somebody tailing at his back, either Mr. Jeong or his manager!! Even he has to drive to Jaksal which is his own restaurant, he has to have somebody with him on the road or being with him in his car while he drives. I would be very surprise if KeyEast would just allow him to go around Seoul by himself, because Hyun Joong is their responsibility whether official or non official activity.
That’s the difference though being with a group and a soloist, although again it depends on his career status on how popular a soloist is. If we compare Hyun Joong’s lifestyle during his days with SS501 and his present status, the difference is way too long in terms of popularity and being a crowd maker. During his days with SS501 he probably can go shopping in a less crowded shopping area. Well maybe he can still do so in Seoul in an exclusive shop that is less crowded, if not I’m sure he can go on-line shopping and that’s too sad, I still believe in going to various shops with a lot of choice, as I can touch and see what I’m buying.
As Hyun Joong matures, he had changed even his fashion trend too, he became more simple yet fashionable. He was saying when he was still with SS501, he kept buying clothes and his favorite are footwear. This time Hyun Joong became more practical, his comfort is more important in what he wears. Even in his shows, he tend to have simple costumes and minimize flashy items. Although accessories remained to be his favorite items. Off cam he tends to wear ordinary clothes that anyone coming from the streets would wear but maintained neat as always and nothing flashy.
Here’s probably gonna be my own way in rating Hyun Joong’s popularity and crowd maker without looking at any popularity record status. His boss being a Korean actor is still very popular in Japan even he was barely seen on public exposure. Hyun Joong said to be able to gained even half of Bae Yong Joon’s popularity is good enough. One time in 2009 I think, Bae Yong Joon was in Japan to promote one of his projects. He was in his hotel getting ready to go out to somewhere. BYJ had at least four or six bodyguards, as he came down from his hotel room to the lobby, a huge crowd of fans were at the front street of the hotel. He and his bodyguard stayed in one corner and think about where they can get through from the crowd.
But there’s no way for BYJ to just walk to the lobby and get in to his car, at the same time there’s no other way to get out from the crowd. And so BYJ and his bodyguards dive over the huge crowd of fans. Do you know what happened next? BYJ quickly got in his car as his six bodyguards walked guarding the car as it gets through the crowd but BYJ opened his car widow and waved at the crowd!! He can’t help it seeing his fans who waited just to take a glimpse of him. From that incident it ended in a stumped and an elder woman was hurt. As soon as BYJ knew about it he took responsible and took care of his fan and paid her hospitalization.
And I can see Hyun Joong doing the same scenario, although it’s just a small crowd of fans at the airport waiting for him, but what if the time comes when a huge crowd of fans same as BYJ  come running after Hyun Joong? Well it won’t be long that’s very likely to happen. At this time lucky fans can meet Hyun Joong at the airport seeing him off or welcome him back home and hand-in some goodies and letters which is quite easy for his fans to reach out for him. There will come a time this will be no longer possible. Hyun Joong has gone used to opening his car window as he gets inside he car and wave or nod to his fans before driving off.
At the documentary Hyun Joong was relating a lot of changes in his lifestyle but had gone used to it, however he still wants to live a normal life as much as he can while he can still do it. The more popular he gets the more his private life changes, but it’s part of being star that he embrace wholeheartedly. A producer stated Hyun Joong knows how to handle his fame by taking it in his heart and not in his mind and that he is capable reaching highest height in his career. He may be young at age but very matured in his outlook of life.
Hyun Joong was saying it is important to work hard but it is also important to be prepared to whatever the results of hard work. Whether it may or it may not be what he expects he has to live with it in accepting the results but never to give up. Hyun Joong was never been a quitter, he always a  fighter, he just keeps on going and learn from what he experienced. There are many stars who does not stay longer in the lime light simply because they can not handle their fame. After gaining their popularity they tend to become lazy to re-invent something for themselves as artist, they became conceited and arrogant over their gained popularity, they became complacent with their star status instead of nurturing what they have already attained and gained.
As I mentioned earlier about the Hollywood stars getting involved with drugs, this isn’t new anymore, this may be the idea of what Hyun Joong was saying, “it is important to be prepared to whatever the results of hard work.” Some stars could not handle their fame that most of the times they do not notice they are already destroying themselves. Do I see Hyun Joong in that stage of self-destruction in the future? This is what I can say, at the young age of Hyun Joong in his career, for as long he is well guided then I don’t see him as one of those promising artists on downhill. I think his boss can handle him quite well, no matter how independent minded he is, he knows to whom he would listen to.
I was watching Whitney Houston’s story in 2010 and I can’t get over with what I have watched. She totally declined when she did her world tour performance that showed a disgusting show out of a big star like her. I would say it’s a negligence on the part of her producer in allowing her to sign up for those concerts knowing she’s high on drugs. I could see her producer’s greed for money and pushing her to the quick sand during that time. She could not handle herself and her status that made her a star falling star from the sky in such unbearable pain for her.
I think I would rather see an artist gradually improving in due time, than being that good since the start and deteriorating in the end. I have mentioned in my other article that in showbiz there’s such thing as expiration date on artists. Some Hollywood stars tend to stay even they are aging until such time they can no longer carry on and allowed them to be drowning themselves with drugs although not all.
I think it should have been better to retire at certain age before they reached that stage of self-destruction. So that they can still preserve their talent and good image on how people do remember them. I think producers and promoters should also consider the well-being of the stars, instead of taking advantage on how they earn from them.
Whitney ended her life just like that, and it’s so regretful for very talented star even at her age 48, I would just like to think of her in her younger years on how I knew her and her music which I loved so much. I would say Whitney changed her life during her marriage to Bobby Brown whom she fell very much in love with but made her worst in drowning herself with drugs after her divorce with him. There are a lot of stars who can not handle their personal relationships and their career at the same time. This is true in the showbiz world and Hyun Joong is no exception, as he said he can not handle both career and love at the same time.
While watching her video clips of her funeral and prior to it, I thought about what Hyun Joong said about hard work and results. Time change and so people change too. It is good  to live life to the fullest but we have our own individual responsibilities to ourselves and to others. Just the same as Hyun Joong planted good seeds, he nurtured what he planted  harvest the fruits and share it with others. Until it became his life routine as he nurtures his talent to be worthy of love and support from others, he doesn’t stop and doesn’t change his attitude keeping up his values.
I remember in one of Hyun Joong’s interviews, he related his lay out plan for his career which is quite realistic for an artist and recognizing his expiration date. Although this is too early to say since Hyun Joong is still young, but at least he has plans for his future and he is quite open-minded about being realistic and practical in life.
Hyun Joong being an artist star, as he gets further to the heights of his career status, his lifestyle changes are quite expected to the point of having all the comfort and luxury in life can ever offer in exchange of his deprived privacy. Artists have to live with it, in fact as soon as an artist sign up for his career in showbiz for the first time, he is expected to accept the fact that he is a public figure bound with definite restrictions in keeping a good personal image and is obliged to behave accordingly in public. This is again a showbiz reality. I guess we do not have a problem with that as far as our idol is concern.
Hyun Joong deserves that comfort and luxury of life as his lifestyle changed for the better since he earned hard from his past struggles, and in spite of the blessing he receives, he never forgets to share with other specially the less fortunate.
Lifestyle changes is alright for as long as Kim Hyun Joong keeps his feet firmly on the ground and maintain the good values he’s been keeping and simply being himself will take him all the way to super stardom….
                                                                                             LazerKim here writing

[Photos] SS501 Kim Kyu Jong Went to Kim Hyun Joong's (김현중) Restaurant "Jaksal Chicken"


Repost from http://hyunited-6686.blogspot.com.


Thanks to @KimImmAme for sharing the pictures on Twitter. According to @KimImmAme, Kyu Jong went to "Jaksal Chicken" in Seokchon on September 28th, 2012 with his manager and two friends. They didn't meet Kim Hyun Joong. Kyu Jong gave autograph to fans and took photos with them. It's chuseok, so Kyu Jong has days off to celebrate it, so nice... ^___^



September 28, 2012

[Photo+Trans] Kim Hyun Joong - Official Facebook Site Update [12.09.28]

Credits  facebook.com/kimhyunjoong





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[Trans] From Busan..........

[article] Kim Hyun Joong…YOUNG LEGEND



By: LazerKim          We got an update photos from the location site of City Conquest by the seaside, where Kim Hyun Joong was spotted walking with the rest of his staffs! And there’s another cute picture of Jung Yumi that seems she’s gone homeless! The picture is a scene which appears to be in a sidewalk street as she sleeps with her raincoat on and her bags as her pillow, she looks cute in it!! Oh my! seeing these pictures filled my mind again as to what is in store for us for the coming days. And I do appreciate Hyun Joong fans in posting the updates about City Conquest that I truly appreciate. I do hope City Conquest production management will be able to release more news the drama.
Since there are not much updates about Hyun Joong the past days, I spent my leisure time yesterday watching video clips, which by the way I would like to appreciate the effort of Hyun Joong’s fans who are actively uploading video clips about Hyun Joong at YouTube that has been a great help to everyone specially times like this as Hyun Joong is still in the silent mode.
I was able to watch an interesting clips, entitled “KHJ Legend” uploaded, compiled and English subbed by Jackiek606. Jackie is quite active in translating and putting English subtitle to the video clips. Here’s where you can find video clips about SS501 too, since she’s also active in posting and uploading clips about the rest of SS501 members too. Check her out at YouTube as I’ll post the video link at YouTube for Kim Hyun Joong Legend in 7 series.
Kim Hyun Joong Legend is a compilation of behind the scene as a commercial model as he started during his SS501 days, then two music videos behind the scene, which I find very interesting. I was quite surprised by the music videos since Hyun Joong acted on both videos, and he was good, even those where just short scenes but I was impressed by his ability. There was a fight scene in one of the clips and Hyun Joong stated, “I’m good acting at getting beaten up since when I was young I got beaten up a lot! I do have confidence in my acting of getting beaten up!!”
It’s a music video Black Glasses with the set up of year 1900, the song is also good, but take note that Hyun Joong did not sing this song, he merely lip sinc the song although in this clip it’s purely taken behind the scene, I find the story to be touching and Hyun Joong acted really good. His character is like a young man in search of opportunity in the big city with his childhood girlfriend with him. But his girlfriend that was stolen from him by an elder man, a mob boss. She gave herself to this man to save Hyun Joong’s life being endangered from the mob, as he was beaten up to stop seeing his girlfriend. But in the end love prevailed and Hyun Joong’s girlfriend came back to him. *sigh*….
Watching from this music video which was taken probably back in 2006 I’m not sure though, I’m thinking Hyun Joong indeed already has a talent in acting. This may be just a short video clip and taken from behind the scene but my point is before he did BOF he was already a potential actor and a good one I think, seeing from this clip.
The character suits him good, he was able to show his emotions and acted upon a young man in pain. Maybe some of you might have watched the clip, while I only had the chance yesterday that gave me an impression that even back in the past Hyun Joong was already seen in his acting potential. Gosh there are a lot more to learn about this guy!! I came to realize that now!!
The other clip is a love triangle and Kyu Jong was with Hyun Joong in this music video as Hyun Joong stole the lover of Kyu Jong!! I can’t help but notice that it seems Hyun Joong has always been stealing lovers of is friends in his dramas!! And I think even for real as he was relating his story about his first love, whom he won her heart from a friend of his in school!! He also mentioned it in another talk show that once he likes a girl even the girl is having a relationship with his friend he will steal it from him!!Well I’m just not sure if he’s just saying it because he was filming BOF that time he guested in that talk show!! Or just a co-incident that he has two dramas both in triangle love affair!
Another interesting scenes in the Legend was when Hyun Joong had started doing some commercial photo shoots that I can’t help but laugh! If you remember there’s this photo shoot with a girl that he can hardly touch and feels so awkward to pose with her! There was this scene as Hyun Joong was at the back of the female model, her hair was getting to Hyun Joong eyes that he could hardly touch her hair or something, in short he was just so awkward!! He could not say anything that her hair was annoying him because he was too shy to say so!!
Hyun Joong could hardly smile,when the director told him that his smiles look good when laughing, he started to give a big smile but then it was not the kind of smile being required to him by the director but a gentle one but not laugh!! LOL!!But Hyun Joong tried his very best to feel natural so that the photos would look natural too!! Oh he was so adorable young and naive those days!! But as time goes by he was able to master those photo shoots, he is now an expert being a model as he mastered such poses that are effective and he knows very well which angle of his profile is the best. He’s now an expert model in bringing the best of what he endorses.
Even back then Hyun Joong truly appreciates those whom he worked with. Hyun Joong was relating how good his make-up artists back then in concealing the flaws in his face. Even Hyun Joong was in his teen age he rarely have pimples although what bothered him were his dark circles in his eyes. His coordinators as he calls them noona (elder sister) creates magic in concealing those dark circles in his eyes. Hyun Joong said, he still does have pimples over stress and lack of sleep. But as soon as he can have that chance to have a complete rest and sleep, gone with his pimples.
Hyun Joong was saying he is simple nothing fussy whenever he travels lite he brings with him a few pairs of socks, underwears, shirts, his tooth bush, razor and eye contact lens solution which I think he’s done with since he already had laser eye treatment. He did not even mention bringing cosmetics or skin treatment for regular routine skin maintenance. He is simply a man, period. There are times we can see him traveling wearing the same clothes  going out and coming home from other country specially if he only has to stay over night.
Anyway, in that video, there’s a part there he was doing a commercial video shoot for a mineral water and there’s a kissing scene. His partner got worried about Hyun Joong’s fans to be jealous!! Hyun Joong was saying not to worry he doesn’t have much number of fans, he said he only have about 100,000 fans or 200,000 fans!! LOL fans quite prepared to attack any female beside Hyun Joong!! Of course that was a joke!! Hyun Joong has been very active as a commercial model from his SS501 day until at present, he was able to maintain his good reputation constantly specially from CF products.
In another video, still under CF during an outdoor location shoot Hyun Joong was jokingly saying, he has been a cosmetic model for four years that time he was 25 and still young to say probably like his seniors would say “will I still be a CF model this year..?” This video clip was from Innocent Prince, whenever I re-watch this video I still laugh at Hyun Joong’s 4D responses to the interview even I have watched it more than a dozen times!! I wonder when can we see him in his wackiest ways again!! I miss those candid remarks and his hilarious talk show guesting!!
A Legend is a person who is famous with having such special qualities or abilities, this is what Webster said. I agree to what Jackie gave the title to this video and dedicated it to Kim Hyun Joong as a Legend. He has such unique qualities and talents that is quite rare in an artist. Keeping a good personal reputation making him a role model to anyone whom they can look up to regardless of age and status in life. A person who can be inspiring after knowing who he is and what he is capable of doing that everyone can benefit from.
Kim Hyun Joong at a very young age had accomplished a lot, still accomplishing and in the future can contribute much more in the world of showbiz as an innovator to the future trend in terms of music and entertainment. This is how I see him from where he starter from where he is at present and where he is bound to be in the future through hard work dedication to his craft.
While keeping his feet firmly on the ground, he may have a long way to go in his journey and no matter which way his fate takes him, he’s bound to be on top. Kim Hyun Joong a truly Young Legend of the new generation…
                                                                                                LazerKim here writing

[Fan photos] Kim Hyun Joong City of Conquest drama filming [28.09.2012]


Credit : ameblo.jp/dorimuinkorea

[News] SS501′s Kim Hyung Jun gives greetings for Chuseok [28.09.2012]


Source : TV Report
Re-posted : en.korea.com
Singer and actor Kim Hyung Jun recently gave his fans greetings for Chuseok.
On September 27, Kim commented on his official website, “Korea’s biggest holiday Chuseok is approaching. I’m so happy. The first thing that pops to my mind when I think of Chuseok is songpyeon. I hope you make songpyeon, eat delicious food, and have a lot of conversation with your family on this Chuseok.”
Kim also worried about the recent typhoon damage. He said, “I heard many farmers are having a difficult time because of the recent typhoon. I hope everything gets restored soon. I’ll pray for you to have a good time with your family on this Choseok.”
He also said, “I hope you can spend this Chuseok holiday, helping and loving people around you. Have a nice holiday.”
Kim has recently finished promoting his second solo album, Escape, and a national concert tour of Japan, Kim Hyun Jun 2nd Story in Japan. He’s currently DJing SBS Radio’s Kim Hyung Jun’s Music High.