Thursday, April 21, 2011

[Trans] Another fan’s account in Busan. (Apr 17th, 2011)

original in Korean: todaktodak (byjintoronto)
date: April 18, 2011
translated into English: suehan


With lost hope from tweets about YJ’s whereabouts last night, I went to a cod soup restaurant which I visit once or twice a week with my fellow fan. I took the heavy “A Journey in Search of Korea’s Beauty” which I have been taking every time I visited Seoul.

I even had a lukewarm reaction to my regular restaurant owner’s joking. I had no taste of that delicious food.

Can’t we seen him, sis? Let’s go home after the meal.

We gave up our clever, empty dream and decided to leave the restaurant. I felt better as I gave up.

We walked down the hill comfortably after we gave up everything. Then.. there was a Ferrari down the hill. It was a Ferrari! Isn’t a Ferrari, sis? I ran down the street towards a Ferrari trying to look for a parking space. YJ placed his arm on an opened window because of his hopeless parking situation and his nice, soft hairs were scattered by the wind like in the romance cartoons. Am I dreaming? I dared to approach to him and watch him from the corner. YJ had a short conversation with a parking lot attendant. Then he thought for a short period of time, left his car on the street, got out from the driver seat (leaving his passenger inside), and walked inside of the restaurant. Did he grow more? He looked tall. When he disappeared, then, I looked at the one in the passenger seat. Woman? It was a tall, handsome, young man.

YJ came out from the restaurant, got on his car, and parked his car with the guide. Looking at the car zigzagging, in front of his car, I was speechless. We interfered his parking. I don’t think YJ didn’t realize that two women who interfered his parking were his fans. I didn’t think we’re going to have a chance to see him zigzagging, having trouble parking his car backwards. He parked his car too close to the potted plant. I wondered how he could get out from his car because the space (between his car and the potted plant) was very small. He opened the door, hit the potted plant a little, and got out from his car nicely. He went inside the restaurant with his company in the passenger seat, who was as handsome as entertainers. We couldn’t talk to him, but we were just looking at his back.

Here are the comments which I posted on boonseongbae’s posting.

It was a very nice moment shaking hands with him, getting his autograph and having eye contact with him. But it was more impressive looking at him going inside then returning to his car for parking problems, and getting on his car again. He looked like he was in his twenties. I was so happy for having an accidental meeting at the same time and place. While we were waiting for him, parking attendants approached us. Yonsama? No.. We said, “Yes”, but It seemed like they didn’t believe us. No.. Did Yonsama drive down here without security guards? We said that it was possible. They said that he was really handsome.

He was wearing beige semi-baggy pants, tight shirts with his sleeves folded halfway on top of t-shirts, vest or cardigan with half sleeves, a beige backpack on his shoulder and orange transparent sunglasses. I looked at him while he signed his autograph in his car; his face was really sharp and handsome. When I saw him in real life, I’ve never thought he has a fair face. But his face was really fair without blemishes like being under hundreds of reflectors. He was really cute when he talked to himself while signing his autograph.

One more thing, but I might get thrown stones. He might have lost weight. His hip had disappeared. I’m wondering where his duck-like hips have gone. Oh, well.. He was attractively tall and looked sharp.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

[Photo] Arnaldo Bassini

source: baidu



[Info] BYJ sister "sirius" Calls For Support - Charity Concert for Sendai

reposted from Flowerbossa's blog

Sirius-san is a long time BYJ kajok who now lives in the Tokyo area, but is originally from Sendai. She was an active committee member of B.S.J. (a fan site led by satovic), and had supported BYJ and the LSH scholarship activities over the years.

This past disaster had a big impact on her life…

I would like to share her message:

Dear flowerbossa,

Thank you for your message of sympathy.
Not only Japanese sisters like satovic, but many friends from Korea and around world have sent me messages of encouragement, and as always I feel so grateful for the kindness of BSJ chingus.

With this recent earthquake, both my husband’s and my own immediate family have survived, but many of my relatives and friends have had their homes washed away and many even lost their lives.

Still, when I call them or e-mail them, they respond with a tough attitude.
I cannot help but feel respect for how they accept the present situation and how they are bravely setting out to restore the devastated land.
But in their hearts, they hold deep sorrow and anxiety.

I too intend to be by their side and do what I can until we can resurrect our city.

The charity concert I was telling you about earlier was something which was planned as the "Japan-US Chorus Festival" and we had been preparing for it from a year ago. But many of the participants live in Sendai and have become victims of the latest disaster. It seemed that we would have to cancel the event, but because many of the people involved strongly wanted to go on with it, we decided to hold it as a charity concert.

This is the official site:

Japan-US Chorus Charity Concert for Sendai at Carnegie

Featuring the "Hagi" Chorus, Sendai, Japan

I will also be participating in the chorus. 

Experiencing this unprecedented disaster, I feel that we are being tested in many ways.

I hope many people in the New York area will be informed about our charity concert, and we would be most grateful if they would come to hear us sing.

Best wishes,

Japan-US Chorus Charity Concert for Sendai at Carnegie

East Meets West in Choral Harmony

May 20 2011 (Fri) 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM (Doors open 7:30 PM)
Admission: Free (ticket required), Donation suggested

Participating Artists:

☆ The HAGI Choir (from Sendai)

☆ The Alexandria Harmonizers

☆ The Men's Glee Club of New York

☆ The Men's Glee Club of Tokyo & Kansai

☆ The White Pine Glee Club (Detroit)

MC : Kaoriko Kuget (Host of "FCI Morning Eye")


日米合唱チャリティーコンサートat カーネギー

[Trans] Fellow fans encountered YJ at Haewoondae in Busan. (Apr 17th, 2011)

reposted from suehan's blog

suehan: A fellow fan, who lives at Haewoondae, Busan, noticed a Ferrari looking for a parking space, when she was coming out from a restaurant after brunch. When the driver rolled down the window, she saw YJ in the driver seat troubling to find a parking space. There wasn’t a parking space for him. He apparently went inside then returned to his car to attempt to park again. 

There was a young handsome man in his twenties next to BYJ without security. She called members of byjintoronto and they waited about one hour in front of a sushi restaurant. They had a chance to talk to him; boonseongbae nim posted a detailed story on byjintoronto to share it with us. 

She said that YJ was wearing beige semi-baggy pants, a tight shirt with his sleeves folded halfway, a vest, and brown sunglass (transparent enough to see his eyes). He was also carrying a bag on his shoulder. Here is a detailed story. Please enjoy.


original in Korean: boonseongbae (byjintoronto)
date: April 17, 2011
translated into English: suehan

He will be coming out! coming out!

After waiting about one hour in front of a sushi restaurant..
He was coming out.
I can’t remember what he was wearing and what he was holding in his hand..

That’s him..

He is so different than years past.

I said.

He nodded his head.
He got in his car.
Us, three women, attached ourselves to his car.
It was so easy because there were no competitors.

Please shake hands with me.
I don’t need the autograph.
I just need physical contact with him.
My hands were so cold because I was waiting in the sea breeze.

But his hand was so soft and warm.
Ah.. it was such a great feeling.

Do you know baetomisa (byjintoronto)?
I’m still PR ambassador of baetomisa.

I’m from baetomisa.
I’m encouraged to talk to him since I got old.

What made you come this far?
Does he think that all of baetomisa members live in Seoul? 

I live at Haewoondae.
A fellow fan answered him while I was empty-minded.

Did you watch the video which baetomisa sent to you on your birthday last year?
He laughed while he answered, “Yes”. Even I can feel the laughter in his voice.. hehe

I made lots of videos.
He might have not been curious, so he didn’t respond to it.

Please appear in the drama.
I’ll do it within this year.
Seriously? Or just joking? Or he might have received the same questions all the time?
He responded to it right away without thinking.

Now, while he was talking to me, he was signing his autograph on the book that a fellow fan brought.
He doesn’t know today’s date, hesitated a little, and dated April 15.
Upon on a request of drawing “emotion”, he used, “^-^”.

Please shake my hand.
I might get addicted.
I shook hands with him again. Ah.. this crazy feeling.

He said he was going to leave.
We said bye.
He waived his hand.
We madly waived our hands back to him.

As he pulled out his car,
There were girls passing by, and screaming in front of his car, “It’s Bae Yong Joon.”
They weren’t fans.
He waved at them while he was driving.
It looked like a habit.
He surely would waive his hand sleeping.

While he was turning his car,
he opened the window and waived his hand again.
It felt like I had received a gift again.

The Ferrari left with a “boong.”
It was quite noisy.

ps. According to boonseongbae nim, YJ parked his car next to the potted plants too closely, so when he opened the door, the door got scratched a bit. Oops..

Monday, April 18, 2011

[Scan] Arnaldo Bassini, Summer 2011 (2)

April 18, 2011
By tomato99 ♥LoveBaeYongJoon
mini posters from Arnaldo Bassini.
courtesy of japanese fan, Y. thank you.

[Trans] Is BYJ in Busan?

source: / suehan's blog


@toggijjang I'm at Haewoondae in Busan. Hehehe.. I came to see my husband (or brother in law?) with Chanhee. I'm staying in a Sweet Room, hehe. I'm bragging about it. 
9 hours ago via Twitter for Android

OMG. I think Bae Yong Joon is staying at the same hotel as I am. After a meal, I was carrying my baby on my back because he/she was sleeping. I was walking in front of Bae Yong Joon and it seemed like he was carefully making sure that the door was opening and closing safely. He's definitely a gentleman. 
2 hours ago via Twitter for Android

@BYJTweets OMG I think I saw you at the hotel entrance. When I was entering the hotel with my baby on my back, I noticed you glancing at the door. I'm so giddy because I'm thinking it's because of your thoughtfulness (regarding the door). I was glad to have met you. I've read your book and you are a wonderful man.
2 hours ago via Twitter for Android

[Trans] Manager Yang talked about BYJ - Agency like a family

translated by Patty

67672 [여성동아]배용준 ▶ 소속사 식구들을 가족처럼 생각 [2] 가을여자 2011.04.15 127

Article on one of the magazine, Mr. Yang talk about BYJ, and best present from the number star.
Posted on KOB by Gauelyoja.

Mr. Yang said, he always take care of his company
people, BYJ always says I can't do the work without
the staff members. BYJ always treat the staff members like a his own family.

Mr. Yang also said, BYJ gave a foreign car for other manager as a present, and myself and coordinator
doesn't care for the foreign car, so we received a high class Korean made car as a present.

He also said, BYJ take good care of those who are on the bottom of the staff members, he always treat people equally. If BYJ finds out that staff members are having
a financial problem or having a tough time getting new home or rentals, etc. he always help them out without saying anything (Patty: what a guy, that is my man...the story touch my heart and made me cried). He always take care of the lowest rank people first and do things with them, such as excercise and workout together.

Manager, Yang Keunwan

[여성동아] 매니저 감동시킨 최고의 스타 선물은?
여성동아|입력 2011.04.15 09:37|수정 2011.04.15 09:37

배용준 ▶ 소속사 식구들을 가족처럼 생각
"형은 자신이 소고기 먹을 때 우리가 돼지고기 먹는 것을 원치 않아요. 함께 일하는 매니저를 소중한 존재로 여기고, 자신이 활동하는 데 없어서는 안 될 사람이라고 늘 추어올리죠. 다른 매니저에게 외제차를 선물했고, 저와 코디네이터는 개인적으로 외제차를 선호하지 않아 국산 고급 승용차를 선물로 받았어요. 그리고 가족(소속사 식구들)들이 집을 얻거나 금전적으로 필요한 일이 생기면 말없이 도움을 줬고요. 형은 '너희가 먹고사는 데 힘들면 나와 일할 때 다른 생각을 하지 않겠느냐'는 말을 자주 해요. 지금도 말단 직원부터 챙기고 그들과 함께 운동하는 것을 즐기죠." 매니저 양근환

*용준님 부분만 발췌 했습니다..^^

[Reposted & Trans] BYJ’s unfinished liquor.

reposted from / suehan's blog

suehan: The blogger visited Taegawon (, a famous restaurant in Daechi-dong in Seoul, and noticed the section where the restaurant keeps their customers’ unfinished liquors for their next visits. Among them, there was YJ’s kaoliang-ju. Taegawon is known as one of BYJ’s favorite restaurants.

[Taegawon, a famous restaurant in Daechi-dong]
2011/04/16 01:38


When we were leaving the restaurant we looked at the kaoliang liquors (高梁酒) that the restaurant keeps, wow!!

(Label on the liquor bottle.)
Liquor claim slip
Name: Kim Byung Man (Comedian)
Date: 2011
Name of the liquor. XX kaoliang-ju
Server in charge. Taegawon Manager

Liquor claim slip
Name: Bae Yong Joon (Yonsama)
Date: Feb 2nd, 2011
Name of the liquor: Oryangaek (五粮液)
Server in charge. Taegawon Manager

Liquor claim slip
Name: Jang Hyuk (entertainer)
Date: January 7th, 2011
Name of the liquor: Jugyeopcheongju (竹葉青酒)
Server in charge: Taegawon Manager

Liquors that Kim Byung Man, Bae Yong Joon,
and Jang Hyuk left unfinished.
Wow~ then, the VIP room was for them. Oh, well..