Friday, March 19, 2010

[Photo] BYJ with Master Cheon Han Bong at Gorilla

source: byjgallery /

[News Trans] BYJ will resume the animation WS filming in live action secretly.

Reposted from suehan's blog

2010/03/19 06:30:10

Hallyu star, Bae Yong Joon will resume the animation Winter Sonata filming in live action secretly.

Bae Yong Joon will resume the animation Winter Sonata filming in live action which wasn’t able to proceed due to the bad weather at a resort in Gangwondo on the 13th of March. Production team will not reveal where the filming site is and it won’t be open to the public.

An officer related to the production said, “The accident occurred due to the unexpected strong storm and it caused injuries to the Japanese tourists. Additional shooting will proceed in secret to be on the safe side.”

It has been confirmed that all Japanese tourists, who were injured from the accident last week, returned to Japan safely after receiving treatment. Bae Yong Joon visited all of the hospitalized tourists and paid their medical expenses. He tried to settle the situation. An officer related to Bae Yong Joon said, “We even checked the departure process of the tourists who received treatment. We will proceed the additional filming quietly.”

Reporter Ahn Jin Yong;

[Reposted and Trans] At the Hong Ssang Ri ssi's house

Reposted from suehan's blog

2010/03/18 17:21

Mom said that the plum blossom festival was going on nearby and she wanted to go there, so we went. These were the jar stands in front of the Hong Ssang Ri’s plum field.

I regret, because I already had rice and a spicy catfish stew before I arrived there.
We needed to buy the luncheon vouchers to eat the pan-fried food for four thousand won and Makgelli (suehan: Korean traditional rice wine) for two thousand won.


However, we went to the plum blossom festival, but there aren’t any pictures of the blossomed plums... hahaha Why didn’t I take any pictures of them? ..haha

The weather wasn’t so good. But many people came and there are many pictures of her with the celebrities at the souvenir shop of the Hong Ssang Ri ssi’s house. I took a picture of Yonsama to show... hahaha

I saw Hong Ssang Ri nim when I came out from the souvenir shop after browsing only. It looked like she had an interview with Chosun Ilbo and I saw her sending them off.
If you want to know who she is, go to and search for her. Haha

[News Trans] Lee, Ji Ah renewed her contract with BOF… transferring rumors were ‘dismissed’.

Reposted from suehan's blog

Star News 2010-03-18 09:01
[Money Today, Star News, Reporter Jeon Hyeong Hwa]

On the 18th, an officer of BOF said, “Recently, we renewed the contract with Lee Ji Ah.”

Lee Ji Ah is one of the fastest grown actress, who unusually took the leading actress role in ‘TWSSG’ that BYJ played as a leading actor, after that, she went into the stardom through ‘Beethoven Virus’ and ‘Style’.

Therefore, all kinds of her transferring rumors were spread in the entertainment industry. Especially, several scenarios were floating around with the expiration of Lee Na Young’s contract with BOF coming May.

Not only that, even some management companies, who are interested in her, contacted her, and tense situations were sensed under water.

About this, an officer of BOF explained by saying, “Floating rumors are only rumors.”

Thursday, March 18, 2010

[Trans] a (touching!) fan account

original in japanese: hokahoka / JOB 2010.03.14
translated into chinese: snowkin /
translated into english: happiebb / bb's blog

I am one of the fans who got injured.
I would like to share about the situation when the incident happened.
If there are areas where I've misunderstood (or remembered wrongly), please forgive me.

After the fourth group of family finished their group photo,
with the wind situation getting stronger,
Yong Joon-ssi started to stand in our midst and we started the photo-taking.

But the wind was getting stronger and we could not take photos,
Yong Joon-ssi used his hands to gesture 'X' to signal STOP SHOOTING
We were told that the photo-taking would continue indoors
So we proceeded to walk towards the hotel.

On the way to the hotel,
there was info that since the photo-taking wasn't completed,
please queue up again for the photo-taking session.

Half in disbelief, we stepped up onto the platform once again,
took our positions and lined up to have our photo taken.
Almost immediately we found out that the info was a mistake,
so we started to leave the middle of the grassy patch to go towards the hotel.

The wind was getting stronger and stronger
so strong that that it was not possible for us to walk on ahead anymore,
I was just thinking it's so dangerous,
and at that moment,
I felt something knock on my back with a huge force and I fell onto the grass.

At this point, the wooden planks used to build the platform for the photo-taking session collapsed.
In the strong wind, the staff were using all their might to remove the wooden planks
to rescue me from underneath the planks.

With the help of the staff, I was helped into the ambulance to lay down.
There were already some injured parties sitting inside the vehicle with their heads bleeding.
After our check-up at the hospital
We heard people say that those people had sustained the injuries
as they were trying to help the people who were blown down by the wind.
Those people had struggled with the wind in order to save and help us,
and their faces were hurt and scratched.
We felt pain in our hearts hearing that, and felt so sorry towards them.

I think... if I were standing during that time,
I would probably have sustained serious injuries.

When I was lying on the stretcher in the hospital,
Yong Joon-ssi came.
Looking at me lying there, he seemed to have taken a huge blow,
When he was nearing me, his eyes were brimming with tears,
He held my hand as he was saying he's sorry.

Thereafter, he held each of the injured fans' hands one by one and apologised to them.
At the end, he had come over to my side once again,
held me hand and murmured in a low voice, "I... What should I do?"
I only said to him, "Kenchanayo."

He's about my son's age.
The thought of this young man, whose pair of hands embodies such warmth,
having to, once again, shoulder such heavy burden,
My heart feels such pain that I'm almost heartbroken.

Fortunately there's nothing wrong with my bones
I can sit in front of the computer as I take my medication.
I pray for the speedy recovery of all those who have been hurt.
And I pray sincerely and anxiously to alleviate the pain and sadness in Yong Joon's heart.
I wish to express my gratitude towards the staff who had bled in order to protect us,
And also wish to thank the family who has worried for us.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

[Trans]Ryu Seung Soo talks about BYJ in his book, “Don’t be an actor like me” (3)

Reposted from suehan's blog

Original in Korean: Ryu Seung Soo
Extracted by: Gaulsan/byjintoronto
Translated into English: suehan

Identity of laziness wearing a dream down

It happened such a long time ago. I was depressed for a while for some reason. One day, my friend, Bae Yong Joon called me. We talked this and that, and suddenly he asked me about my bed time. I answered him honestly, because we have a close enough relationship to understand each other.

“I don’t work these days, so I go to bed at dawn.”
“Then, what time do you wake up?”
“In the afternoon.”

He responded to my answer regrettably, “If you wake up a little early, then you might have lots of work to do.’, so I responded lingeringly “Yo, I don’t have any work to do even if I wake up early.”, but he talked to me like a moral textbook.

“You have to make your own work by yourself. In my case, no one would be complaining to me if I go to bed and wake up late when I don’t have any schedule. However, I create work to do and try to spend my day prolifically. If you go on the internet and go to bed, then you just waste your life in vain and kill the days."

I couldn’t say anything on his comment. Even later on, the laziness was still next to me. I picked up the phone with a loud voice unconsciously trying to hide my laziness when he called me early in the morning. Of course, my friend smelled my production.

“Just use your quiet voice because I know you just woke up.”Ah.. There are no secrets in this world. I can’t help but to judge his passion, which I’m not able to pursue, towards life highly even though he is my friend.

The power of details

One day, I met Bae Yong Joon after the movie, “Secret Sunshine’ was released. He asked me whether I watched that movie. I commented without hesitation because I already watched it and was impressed.

Then, he asked me whether I remembered the scene that Jong Chan (Song Gang Ho) looked at Shin Ae (Jeon Do Yeon) screaming and crying in church, and how he was looking at her. Actually, the senior Song Gang Ho didn’t act in that scene. I remember that he just looked at her from a long distance and there wasn’t much acting from him.

But, he said that the senior Song Gang Ho’s acting was brilliant in that scene. He said that most actors probably tried to act someway in that scene, but Song acted very well without disturbing the other’s acting.

Days later, after I heard it from him, I met the senior Song Gang Ho. So, I related BYJ’s account on his acting to the senior, he said with a smile that initially, his position requested by the director was right behind crying Shin Ae. But he thought his emotion was different, so he suggested to the director that his emotion should be as far as possible. After discussion, he sat on that spot.

I think Jong Chan expressed his feelings of helplessness for Shin Ae whom he loved most efficiently.

-The End-

[Reposted & Trans]I walked the streets of Samcheong-dong with a soft morning sunshine.

source: reposted from suehan's blog

2010/03/17 08:30

Bae Yong Joon’s picture was hung on the front door.
The door was open so passers could enter freely and be greeted.
It looked like it introduced them to our culture.
The sign was hung there, but I passed it because it was written in Japanese.
The colorful packages made the house stand out.

suehan: The town, Samcheong-dong (三淸洞) is located in Seoul.

[Photo] WLS Anime Final Episode Filming - On Location


[Captures] WLS Anime Ep 20

source: 花物語博客 / byjfamily by SNOW

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

[Trans] Ryu Seung Soo talks about BYJ in his book. (2)

Original in Korean: Ryu Seung Soo
Extracted by: Gaulsan/byjintoronto
Translated into English: suehan

No matter how it appears, passion is beautiful.

BYJ and I became close friends since we worked for Winter Sonata. We kept in touch and took care of each other, and exchanged conversations about our daily lives. We got closer than before.

It happened a long time ago. We met after such a long time, so we were chatting, joking, and drinking our favorite wine. We had a cozy and leisurely afternoon.

Suddenly, YJ said that life is tough. Even though I’m close to him, I couldn’t understand him at all for a moment. I envied him because it seemed that he always had everything. But he said that life is tough. It’s ridiculous. In the beginning, I thought that he was joking, so I tried to get out from that moment with a smile.

On the other hand, I thought that it was just a boring whining from someone who had too much and it seemed that I was a little narrow hearted. Then, after a very short time, I realized that what he had said had a totally different meaning than I thought.

He implied that it was tough for him due to the emptiness from the sudden discharged passion of gap after the battle with the continuous passion towards ‘the goal’ and feelings from the lost coordinate. He said that the passion like endorphin came out continuously when he run for ‘the goal’, but he felt that that passion was exhausted at a certain moment. He seemed to have a suspicious mind about the uncertain future following the moment when he was close to the goal that he worked hard for with ‘passion’ and ‘effort’. Passion disappears? What does it mean? I asked to myself whether I always have passion for all of my work.

He always has been hard on himself inexorably since I’ve been watching him for a long time. I remembered the time when he tried weight training and diet for his photo book a while ago. At that time, I called him to have a meal with me, but he wanted to postpone it.

“I can’t eat everything now because I’m in diet. I got very sensitive from that, so probably I might be fretful if I meet you now.”

I thought, “Why does he live that way?”, but I knew that it came from my immature ignorance because I’ve never had sincere passions. If we can focus on something with passion, then we might have a happy life. Some might think that all of his achievements came from luck, but I disagree with them. I can be motivated to push myself when I see how he lives and works.

[Trans] Message / words that YJ conveyed to the family after the incident happened

The message / words that YJ conveyed to the family after the incident happened.

Posted and translated to Chinese : loveyongjoon / snowkin
translated to English : jaime (



遠くから いらしてくださった皆さんと家族寫真を撮りたかったのに、こんなことになってしまってごめんなさい。








ごめんなさい。 理解してくださって、ありがとう。」(Yさん訳)

I am sorry, how should I say it? I do not have any words to express.
Today is supposed to be a happy day, and it turns out to be like this, I am deeply sorry.
I want to have pictures taken with the family who travel from afar, but it turns out this way, I apologize.
I heard that 20 people got injured, some are in more serious conditions.
I am not able to continue the photograph session with the family anymore. Some day, I will find another opportunity to have our family picture taken again, that's what I hope to do.
The condition of the injured family is still not known, I have to visit them in the hospital now.
I am truly sorry, please give me your understanding, thank you.

2010년 3월12일겨울연가 강원도 정동진 겨울연가 주연 배용준과 최지우 결혼신촬영하고왔어용~~
From by 처음사랑
The setting for the WLS Anime final episode - wedding scene arrangement

[Captures] The Making of The Beauty of Korea - KoreaEnta News #24

source: houren

[VOD] WLS Anime Ep 14

source: youku

Monday, March 15, 2010

[VOD] News regarding the incident - P2

[스크랩] [VOD]2010.03.15 Sukkiri
source: byjgallery by komomo

[스크랩] [VOD]2010.03.15 Wide Scramble
source: byjfan by komomo

[스크랩] [VOD]2010.03.15 Oha4
source: byjfan by komomo

[News Trans]BYJ paid all of the medical expenses for the injured fans.

Reposted from suehan's blog

Hankookilbo 2010-03-15 06:36

Bae Yong Joon, an actor, paid all of the medical expenses for the fans who got injured due to the unexpected accident.

On the 12th, about 30 Japanese tourists who got injured while they visited the animation WS filming site at the resort in Jeongdongjin, Gangwondo, received treatment at the nearby hospital. An officer of Keyeast, which is the BYJ’s management company, said, “The management company will take care of all the medical expenses related to the treatment. Bae Yong Joon visited all of the injured fans who visited Korea to see him, and apologized to them.”

As of the 14th of March, in the afternoon, all but one tourist returned to Japan after they received treatment. BYJ’s management company checked all of the flight schedules of the tourists who couln’t keep up with their schedules. The same officer from Keyeast added, “Only one female tourist is hospitalized now. We recommended her to receive more treatment until she recovers completely because the hospital advised her to do so. All the other injured fans got on the plain without any problems after they were discharged from the hospital.

Bae Yong Joon is in position to take full responsibilities of the future problems which might take place. Someone related to him said, “Even though they returned to Japan, we’ll keep watching them until they recover fully. We will disclose future procedures related to the compensation if there are any and prepare for the suitable remedies.”

On that day, the accident occurred due to the sudden weather change. About 30 tourists who stayed in the filming site were injured because the facilities fell down by a strong wind after two cast members left.

Sports Hankook Reporter Ahn Jin Yong,

[Photo] WLS Anime Final Episode Filming Site

source: KOB by pola / kyaputenQ's HP

[Info] New Open!! Gallery Cafe artienue

source: tomato / parkbof

Star Gallery PARK BOF will open as Gallery Cafe artienue.

Gallery Cafe Artienue
Business hours : 10:30 - 21:00
Location : Guro station Line No.1, Gate 1, 9th Avenue Lobby F.
Address : Artienue Lobby 9th avenue 501 Guro5-dong Guro-gu Seoul Korea
Tel: 02-6678-8686

no information on opening date.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

[News Trans] BYJ visited the fans, that were injured due to the strong wind, to apologize. “Preparing a Remedy”

Reposted from suehan's blog

Star News 2010-03-13 17:26


Star News had a phone conversation with an official of Keyast in the afternoon on the 13th , and he said, “Keyeast, the travel agency, and the organizer are preparing a remedy for the injured Families.”

[Reposted & Trans]XX filmed Winter Sonata.

source: reposted from suehan's blog

10.03.13 17:51

XX filmed Winter Sonata (Japanese version animation) yesterday at the lawn of the Sun Cruise in Jeongdongjin.
I know that the animation version is broadcasting in Japan.
I heard that Bae Yong Joon and Choi Ji Woo’s wedding scene (outside wedding) will be shown as the last scene.
We filmed that scene. XX will appear as a guest with his mom.
We went there with $$, $$’s mom, %%, and others.

We got up at 4:00 am, left Shinsa station at 6:00 am, and arrived at 9:20 am.
It looked like the filming started at about 10:30 am.
The weather was so nice in the morning, therefore making the filming proceed perfectly.
We had lunch while we faced the sea.

The filming started again after lunch, but the wind was much stronger than usual
The tree, flower decorations, and other props for the filming set fell down and were blown away.
It was a mess.
Even Choi Ji Woo’s veil flew away and ended up in a tree.
The wind was so strong, the filming had to stop.
We waited at the lobby of Sun Cruise and returned home.
It was about 8:30 pm when we arrived in Seoul.

It was the a first time experience. It was tough work.
But we had fun. ^^
His friends and their mothers did a good job.
We enjoyed it. See you again. ^^