Saturday, September 18, 2010

[SBS News] Bae Yong Joon’s Essay Book, 5 Billion Won Profits

reposted from suehan's blog

Bae Yong Joon’s Essay Book, 5 Billion Won Profits. The Chinese version was released.
2010-09-17 11:19

Bae Yong Joon is blowing the Hallyu wind once again. His travel essay book has expanded to China following Japan. Let’s take a look.

Bae Yong Joon released the essay book that introduces the beauty of Korea last September. Within three months, about 65,000 copies sold in Korea, and 60,000 copies sold in Japan. It has been known that there was about 5 billion won profits including the sold-out travel packages related to the book.

This book has been published more than a year ago, but it is still receiving good response at the big book store as a steady seller. Thanks to those good sells, the Taiwanese version was published last week, and the Chinese version was published this time.

His agent said that there won’t be a problem selling 100,000 copies, which is the best seller number in China. He added that this book will be the catalyst for the tour and culture exchange between Korea and China.

Followed by the Chinese version, the English version will soon be released.
Isn’t he going to join the worldwide best seller group soon or later?

Friday, September 17, 2010

[Photo] Press Con of "The Beauty of Korea" in China

original in chinese: lihuang33 / BAIDU BYJ THREAD
translated into english: happiebb /

The simplified Chinese version of The Journey in Search of the Beauty of Korea, written by Bae Yong Joon, will have a book release event in Beijing on 16th Sep 2010, would like to invite the sisters at BYJ Bar to register and participate in the event.

The agenda of the event as follows:

Theme: Book Release Event
The Journey in Search of the Beauty of Korea

Format: Press conference

Organizers: 生活•读书•新知三联书店 & 星乐湖(北京)文化传媒有限公司
(Life•Reading•NewKnowledge United Bookstore & Xing-Le-Hu (Beijing) Culture & Media Pte Ltd)

Date/Time: 2010.09.16 (Thu) 2-4pm

大韩民国驻华大使馆韩国文化院地下一层 (光华路光华西里1号)

Special Invitees/Guests:
Mr Shim Jung Bo / Section Head, Korean Tourism Organization (Beijing Office)
Mr Hwang Chang Woo / Director, *Keyeast (Korea)
(*Keyeast is BYJ’s agency, and is one of the top entertainment companies in Korea)
Mr Liu Bo Gen / Vice President, China Publishing Group
Mr Li Xin / Deputy General Manager, Life•Reading•NewKnowledge United Bookstore

Event Host: Ding Li Song

Capacity: 100 pax (Media + 40 Fans Representatives)

1. Introduction of Special Guests (5 mins)
2. Adress by China Publishing Group (15 mins)
3. Address of Korean Tourism Organization (15 mins)
4. Address by Life•Reading•NewKnowledge United Bookstore (15 mins)
5. Talk by Translator of the book, Xue Zhou (薛舟)
6. VCR (10 mins)
7. Tour of Photo Exhibits
++ End of Event ++

source: byjgallery by wonchun








[trans] We had abalone porridge ...

reposted from suehan's blog

[We had abalone porridge and the pot (suehan: seafood soup in the pot?) for lunch at “Beach Abalone”]

2010.09.15 13:58

I heard that Lee Byung Hun and Bae Yong Joon went there often.

The female owner said that Lee Byung Hun is easygoing and Bae Yong Joon is more of a reserved man.

suehan: The restaurant, “Beach Abalone’ is located in Jeju.

[JOBnotice] Once again, request to family

September 16, 2010
By tomato99 ♥

source:  JOB

title: Once Again, request to family
name: administrator
date: 2010/09/16 15:19:49


Late summer heat still continues, how are you doing?

We have put out notices several times to inform you already, and today, we would like to inform and request you once again.

There are tour companies for Japanese tourists which stakeout at Bae Yong Joon’s house and distribute information on personal news or activities. Not only Bae Yong Joon’s private life but his activity as actor had big difficulties as shooting site had been changed at last minute etc. and there were inconveniences to related parties.

Some of you may already know, we have filed a suit in Seoul Central District Court for the relevant tour company for infringe of private life and portrait rights.
Normally, Bae Yong Joon wishes to send his greetings to the family who come to support him, however, as in midst of the lawsuit, we have been advised from our attorney to keep away from same kind of tour companies and its visitors. He is feeling so sorry that he cannot send his greetings to the family who visit individually.

We ask for everyone’s understanding for the current situation. And also, we will continue to send out information related to Bae Yong Joon through official sites, we ask you for everyone’s cooperation and warm support.

Digital Adventure, Inc.
Keyeast Co., Ltd.

[JOB news] Gosireh lunch box #4 and kimpabs

September 15, 2010
By tomato99 ♥
source: JOB news
you can also find information at DA7-11 and bofi

Gosireh, traditional Korean restaurant produced by Bae Yong Joon supervises on “Gosireh lunch box, Autumn”


Gosireh, traditional Korean restaurant produced by Bae Yong Joon and Seven-eleven has created “Gosireh lunch box, Autumn.” Seven-eleven stores and Seven-eleven net starts accepting your orders from Tuesday, 14 September.
Also, from Tuesday, 14 September, 2 kimpabs supervised by Gosireh will be on sale.

●“Gosireh lunch box, Autumn”
price: jpy 2,500 (tax incl.)
ordering period: Tuesday, 14 September 2010 – Sunday, 17 October
(Seven-eleven stores accept orders from 10:00)
pick up period: Thursday, 21 October 2010 – Sunday, 24 October
ordering method:
1) Seven-eleven stores in Japan
2) Seven-eleven net
pick up at reserved stores.
produced at Seven-eleven’s exclusive lunch-box plant.

●Shrimp hot miso kimpab supervised by Gosireh
price: jpy 200
date: Tuesday, 14 September 2010
stores: Seven-eleven in Japan
seafood kimpab with shrimp and salad namul with samjang(special miso made with soy bean paste with chili pepper, garlic, green onion, sesame oil, sesame etc.). rice flavored with sesame oil and sesame.

●Bulgogi kimpab supervised by Gosireh
price: jpy 230
date: Tuesday, 14 September 2010
stores: Seven-eleven in Japan
kimpab with beef bulgogi cooked with Gosireh’s special sauce added with mushrooms and onion.

naturally and certainly, my dinner last night (sept.14) turned out to be Gosireh kimpabs!!
very delicious, but please add more fillings^^
oops, forgot to order the lunch-box….

[news]Bae Yong-joon Wins Corporate Sponsor for Wine Book

September 16, 2010

source: The Chosun Ilbo

Korean Wave superstar Bae Yong-joon’s planned wine travelogue is being sponsored by Il Shin Spinning CEO Kim Young-ho. Starting this November, Bae, a wine aficionado, plans to visit Romane Conti of France and other famous vineyards to talk to renowned vintners and write about them.

Bae and Kim have known each other for years. The CEO runs a firm that imports products directly from Romane Conti, Opus One and other global wine producers under an exclusive contract.

Kim looked into Bae’s project at a recent gathering and decided to sponsor it, setting up visits and interviews with the heads of not only the Romane Conti winery, but also in Napa Valley in the U.S., as well as vineyards in Chile and other parts of the world. Kim said Bae’s contribution “will enable Korea’s wine industry to develop further.”

Kim is well known for his love of wine as well as the arts. / Sep. 15, 2010 07:21 KST

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

[Photo] Gosireh "Autumn" Bento

source: fuyuka's blog / laki's blog







[Trans] Joseijishin, 2010.9.14

reposted from suehan's blog

translated into Korean: yume3
translated into English: suehan

Yonsama Hot News

More than 1000 ‘official’ photos.
Behind Story of the Digital Photo Frame Release.

Reservation of ‘Fall Gosireh Lunch Box (2,500 Yen)’ started on the 14th (Seven-Eleven store and internet nationwide).

This will be the 4th series which will be supervised by Yonsama’s ‘Gosireh’. Same day, ‘sushi with shrimp and spicy soy bean paste’ and ‘sushi with Korean beef’ will be sold at all of the Seven-Eleven stores.

Still more, decision was made to release ‘Bae Yong Joon Original Digital Photo Frame (26,250 Yen)’. More than 1,000 photos from his first visit to Japan until now will be included. According to a related source, “The photos were taken in Hawaii in July this year for next year’s calendar. These will be his most recent photos.” Of course, the photos and videos were taken later can be played back.

You can make a reservation at Lawson Loppi starting October 1st and the photo frame will be released January 28th of next year through bofi. Please access bofi ( for detailed information. We want real Yonsama in our memory soon!


More on that Digital Photo Frame

September 15, 2010
By bb ♥ @ LoveBaeYongJoon

wasn’t gonna post this, until i saw suehan‘s josei jishin post earlier on the digital photo frame; so decided to just share the info.

but aigoo… this item’s kindda pricey, OUCH!

anyway, snowkin has shared some product info on LOVEYONGJOON, so am just gonna share it with you too.

basically, this is a digital photo frame and what’s so special about it is that it will come pre-loaded with over 1,000 pics of wuri yong joon! pics will include pics of him during his official visits to japan, including those taken at the airport, at press events, fan meetings, etc.

so how pricey is pricey? it’s 26,250 yen (approx USD315), inclusive of tax.

believe this will be yet another exclusive-to-japan merchandise. pre-orders are from 17th sep to 21st oct. as for official sales, i think the merchandise will only be ready for release early next year. there will be priority sales at BOFi from 28th jan 2011, and public sales will start from 4th feb 2011.

you may click HERE for more product info and details.

and oh, there are also other BYJ merchandise available on BOFi, including 2011 calendars, andJOON Diary which our dear jaime has already blogged about HERE

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

[Scan] shukanjosei 14.9.2010

source: byjgallery by miemi



[Notice] re-opening of Cafe artienue

September 13, 2010
By tomato99 ♥

source: cafe artienue

title: notice on re-opening

date: 2010/9/13

Thank you for waiting.

We have re-opened from 11th of September.
We will do our best and we ask you for your support.
Thank you,

[Exclusive News Trans] Background of ‘Bae Yong Joon’s Wine Travel’ which will be released soon.

reposted from suehan's blog

Reporter, Choi Bo Yoon, 2010.09.13 14:12

▲ Kim Young Ho, CEO of Ilshin Spinning and Bae Yong Joon

Hallyu star Bae Yong Joon’s version, ‘Drops of God’ will be published early next year.

Bae Yong Joon has been known as a wine lover and will visit world-famous wineries like ‘Romanee Conti’ to meet famous wine makers, and will publish a wine travel book. He will describe various stories relating to the wine.

Bae Yong Joon already has been well known as a wine expert in the wine industry, no less than a wine critic. It became a topic due to the fact that Bae Yong Joon’s image was used as the main character, Tomino Itse appearing as a wine critic in ‘Drops of God’ which has sold 4,400,000 copies in Korea and Japan..

The Wine industry is already excited about the news that ‘Bae Yong Joon’s wine travel’ will be published. Because wines, wine specified shops, wine bars, etc that Bae Yong Joon introduces in his book will be popular and become famous places for the Japanese tourists. There is an analysis that the weak wine industry due to the economic recession will become active.

▲ Romanee Conti that Hallyu star Bae Yong Joon visited.

Bae Yong Joon’s culture experience book, ‘The Journey to Discover the Beauty of Korea’ was published and more than 100,000 copies were pre-ordered in Japan. It received a favorable review in Japan and foreign countries as well as Korea.

Behind Bae Yong Joon’s ‘Special Global Plan’, there is a big support from CEO Kim Young Ho of Shindong Wine who exclusively imports Romanee Conti Opus One. Kim Young Ho, who is CEO of Ilshin Spinning, imports wines and is also known as a lover for music and art, not only wine.

CEO Kim studied architecture at Pratt Institute which is a world famous art school in New York and he set up a gallery at Ilsan Spinning company building with the art works that he collected since the 1970’s. At the Ilsan Spinning company building in Yeouido, the art works of contemporary artists like Jean-Philippe-Arthur Dubuffet, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Donald Judd, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andrew Warhola were displayed. It also includes the great artwork, ‘Ilshin Yeouido 91’, of the famous Italian sculptor Mauro Staccioli.

The new company building in Hannam-dong, which recently opened, is called ‘an art building’ because the art work of contemporary artists are displayed and it has a music hall which is used for chamber music concerts. The seats of the music hall were made with fine quality and each seat is worth about two hundred million won. They were designed by a famous artist. In the middle, LED curtain wall shines luminously and draws the attention of the people who pass by. CEO Kim also planned this building.

CEO Kim Young Ho and Bae Yong Joon, who is known as a Hallyu star, developed a relationship several years ago and have exchanged opinions on all cultural areas. Recently, CEO Kim reviewed the planning of the Wine Travel when he was with Bae Yong Joon, and arranged meetings with the world-famous wine makers in Chile, Romanee Conti winery, and Napa Valley, USA. Bae Yong Joon plans to travel with the sommelier, Lee Joon Hyuk of Shindong Wine, in November starting with USA.

suehan: for your reference, I’m reposting the picture of when YJ visited CEO Kim’s building in Hannam-dong last year.

Monday, September 13, 2010

[News Trans] Bae Yong Joon is considering buying his first house.

reposted from suehan's blog

Sports Chosun; 2010-09-12 17:34 

Bae Yong Joon is considering buying his first house which is drawing attention because he has only leased houses until this time. He leased a house in the Golden Villa in Samseong-dong, Seoul for the last four years, and recently has been searching for the right house to move into. On the 13th, his agent said, “He is thinking of moving within this year and is looking for an apartment or villa nearby. He is choosing his house with painstaking care because it just may be his first house.” 

It is very unusual that he doesn’t own any houses due to the fact that he once paid almost ten billion won in taxes alone and he is also the major shareholder of Keyeast. His company’s revenue for the first quarter in 2010 was over 8.1 billion won. Most entertainers either buy their houses or invest their money in the real estate market for investment purposes when they start making money. His agent responded to that, “It seems that he is more interested in business management than the real estate market.” I asked him if the purchase of this home would lead to a future spouse. He responded waving his hand, “What are you talking about? I’m very sorry that he doesn’t have a girlfriend.”

Presently, both his house and office is located in Samseong-dong and is less than ten minutes walking distance. He plans to move secretly in order to protect his privacy even though it looks as if he is going to prepare his home in the Gangnam area near his office.

On the other hand, Bae Yong Joon didn’t decide his next project since the TWSSG of MBC. His agent said, “He will be appearing as a cameo role in the new drama, “Dream High” which is produced by Keyeast, JYP Entertainment, and CJ Media together. It will air next year in January. He is reviewing his comeback work in various ways from a movie to a drama.”

Reporter, Lee In Kyung;

[Trans] Dream High update from Woo Young fan’s blog.

reposted from suehan's blog

Are you all aware that Woo Young already started reading the script?

I heard that the production team was surprised by his acting. He performed better than expected.

I heard that this is correct information.

Tae Yeon acted well in the drama, Cinderella Sister, and now it is Woo Young’s turn

I really look forward to see his acting.