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[Capture] Nikkan Sports Interview on CHOA Magazine Vol. 4 - 20.9 On sale

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Friday, September 16, 2011

[News] “The Rainbow Project” Gathers Superstars for the Benefit of African Children

9/14/2011 — by hazelnutthursdays (soompi News)

“The Rainbow Project” Gathers Superstars for the Benefit of African Children

Hallyu frontrunner Bae Yong Joon, star producer Park Jin Young, recent Cannes attendee Jeon Ji Hyun and singer/actor Rain led an A-list line-up of actors and idols participating in “The Rainbow Project,” a charity auction to help African children.

“The Rainbow Project,” a brainchild of art director Go Young Hee and Broom Tree, aims to raise funds through a week long sale of stars’ personal possessions, exhibition of artwork and performances, and health and beauty promotions. Profits made from the event happening in Seoul on September 17 to 25, will be donated for the benefit of opening up the dreams of poor African children.

“I wish to share the happiness and hope,” Jeon Ji Hyun said in a statement.

“I am delighted to have been given the chance to be a part of ‘The Rainbow Project,’” actor Jo In Sung said. “I hope everyone supports the event to help children live their powerful dreams.”

Actress Son Ye Jin, last seen on TV in 2010’s “Personal Taste,” donated a bracelet she had made herself. She said, “I am happy my personally made bracelet can be a part of this.”

Actors Jang Hyuk, Go Soo, Kang Ji Hwan, Lee Min Ki, Daniel Henney, Song Joong Ki, Ryu Seung Soo, and Kim Soo Hyun, along with today’s hottest idols Kim Hyun Joong, 2PM and miss A participated in the charity project as well.

While “The Rainbow Project” is gaining attention for the participation of celebrities, it is only the latest charity program of its creator Go Young Hee, who, for 10 years, has been teaching art to those who could not afford it.



HanCinema 9/14/2011 —

Bae Yong-joon, Park Jin-young, Jeon Ji-hyeon, Rain, Jo In-seong and Son Ye-jin all together, but why?

Bae Yong-joon, Park Jin-young, Jeon Ji-hyeon, Rain, Jo In-Seong and Son Ye-jin got together for the kids in Africa.

A charity program called “The Rainbow Project” to help open up the dreams of poor children in Africa allows the stars to donate their personal possessions and share their minds.

At the event which will be held from the 17th to the 25th in Seoul, donations of pictures and paintings, sculptures, performances, stars’ possessions, medical techniques, beauty and promotion will take place.

Top stars such as Bae Yong-joon, Park Jin-young, Jeon Ji-hyeon, Rain, Jo In-Seong, Son Ye-jin, Jang Hyeok, Kim Hyun-joong, Ko Soo, Kang Ji-hwan, Lee Min-ki, Daniel Henney, Song Joong-ki, Ryoo Seung-soo, Kim Soo-hyeon-I, 2PM, Miss A and several others will participate in this charity.

Jo In-Seong said, “I am happy to be able to give a hand to those children Africa. I hope everyone gathers the support to help them live with dreams and goals”. Jeon Ji-hyeon also said, “I hope I can deliver hope and happiness to many. Son Ye-jin donated a bracelet she made herself and said, “I am so happy my personally made bracelet could be a part of this”.

“The Rainbow Project” is hosted by art director Ko Young-hee, who has taught art to those who couldn’t afford it for ten years, and Broom Tree. The profits made in this event will all be donated to African children.

Source : ( Korean )

[Trans] From Sommelier Lee Joon Hyuk’s intervew

source: suehan's blog
suehan: I only translated the content related to BYJ.

Sommelier, Lee Joon Hyuk, recently released a book, “Wine & People” containing interviews of several famous people. He connects wine to the interviewee’s life and tells stories about his/her works, loves, successes and failures. His book has a total of 15 famous and honest stories of actors including Bae Yong Joon, Kim Hyun Joong, Lim Soo Jung, Choi Gang Lee, Baik Yoon Shik, director Lee Joon Ik, and others. He also shared useful information about decanting, breathing, and keeping wine. The publication is so meaningful because all of its profits will be donated to UNICEF Korea and Korean Federation for Environmental Movement.

Bae Yong Joon
2005 Domaine de la Romanee Conti, Romanee Conti

At the interview with Bae Yong Joon, Lee Joon Hyuk pulled the cork of from a bottle of wine, a 2005 Domaine de la Romanee Conti. Romanee Conti is regarded as “the best wine on the earth.” Lee Joon Hyuk considers it the most suitable wine for Bae Yong Joon, who is one of the best actors in Asia, not only in Korea. Romane Conti is the most expensive wine in the world. That’s why it’s extremely rare to find someone who has tried this wine. Whoever has tried it even once can’t forget the taste of it.

Bae Yong Joon recommended the publication to Lee Joon Hyuk. They casually met in 2007, and have closely befriended since then. Lee Joon Hyuk came to Korea for the publication of his book for a short time and stayed at Bae Yong Joon’s house.

“We met right after he had finished the filming of “TWSSG” and became close friends right away because of our similar taste in wine. He even suggested that I write a book about the stories of wine and people. I started to write a book because I was interested in his opinion about people’s stories, not just wine. But it wasn’t easy. (Haha)”

Bae Yong Joon, who was one of his interviewees, opened Bae Yong Joon’s house in Seongbuk-dong for the first time. Bae Yong Joon’s house was under repair before moving, but he actively helped Lee by rushing the wine cellar installation for the photo shooting for his book.

“It was just like visiting the artist’s house. It was a plain house with many books and art, and there wasn’t any expensive furniture. There was a tearoom. According to him, it was his favorite spot. Hyeong (BYJ)’s favorite teas were deokum tea (suehan: roasted tea) of Korea, puer tea and cheolgwaneum tea of China, and mal tea of Japan. I saw a spinning wheel make china and made me think that he had a deep knowledge of arts. He said that he would use dirt, trees, and rocks if he builds a house himself. (laugh)”

Bae Yong Joon is a famous wine lover who likes installing a wine cellar at the basement. His wine cellar was equipped with various kinds of wines. It is said that his collection is limitless since he has been collecting one or two at the local wine store and whenever he has traveled abroad. There are inexpensive daily wines and expensive wines as well. Whenever his acquaintances visit his house, he hosts a blind wine tasting, not telling its price, kind, origin, and vintage. He really likes to see them concentrating on its flavor. It’s said that he can even distinguish between a “1982 Château Mouton Rothschild” and “1982 Château Latour”. They are very difficult wines to distinguish; only experts can tell the difference.

It’s said that he started gaining interest in wine when he traveled to France alone in the middle of the 1990s. He got to the hotel and tried a few bottles of wine that he purchased. He wasn’t able to taste any special flavors at that moment, but when he tried the wine again the next afternoon, its astringent taste disappeared and the soft flavor remained. The air and wine caused oxidation and it made the taste and flavor soft. He was fascinated by its elegant, brilliant flavor and started enjoying wine since that time. That fortunate wine was a “1982 château Margau”.

Mr. Bae lives in the neighborhood and enjoys rice and soup which is worth $2.50.

Bae Yong Joon’s nickname listed on Lee Joon Hyuk’s cell phone is “Mr. Bae in the neighborhood”. They used to live in the same area, Samseong-dong. They got close quickly because of the close proximity and their love for wine. Now, they live together and even travel together.

“We once went to the wine tasting event which was held in Busan. It was a good opportunity to taste the best Romanee Conti vintage wines, but I drank them all, even his, because he had to drive. I fell asleep and even snored in the car. He told me later that I was the first person who fell asleep while he was driving (laugh). He told me that he asked his managers not to drive excessively, because he realized how hard it was when he drove to Busan and returned to Seoul. He is truly a caring person.”

He said that Bae Yong Joon carries a humble attractiveness, not like top stars. It seems that he has a feast every meal, but he enjoys $2.50 rice and soup and cooks at home. He is known as a perfectionist of self-management. He said that he always sees Bae Yong Joon on the running machine the next morning after drinking together the night before. He also said that Bae Yong Joon is talented in various areas other than acting such as taking photos, art, and even cooking.

“Hyeong (BYJ) enjoys taking photos as much as he likes carrying both film cameras and digital cameras. He held an exhibition at Mori-Gallery in Japan. He said that he had to click the shutter when he felt something while looking at a subject. He said the techniques could be improved, but not the feelings.”

Once, he met Bae Yong Joon and a photographer, Bae Byung Woo. At that time, they talked about the professional aspects of camera models and camera techniques. On that day, a photographer Bae Byung Woo suggested shootings in Jeju to Bae Yong Joon who was interested in having shoots.

“Hyeong injured his neck while filming “TWSSG” and he was hospitalized in the early part of this year. He still suffers from it. Meanwhile, he enjoys reading two or three books a week. I am often surprised by his excellent knowledge and way with words. It probably comes from his energetic reading.”

It is said that he eats food that is a little bland and insufficient. He cooks very well and even makes kimchee. He learned how to cook from his mother’s dishes and cooks with recipes from cookbooks. As a younger brother, he is sad to see Bae Yong Joon remain single even though he has everything he needs.

“He joked by saying, “How can you get married before me” when I had gotten married. I hope he meets a nice girl. His ideal girl is a physically and spiritually well-balanced girl.”

He appeared in KBS’s drama “Dream High” shortly, and he has had time to recharge himself. But, it is said that he plans to return this year and it seems that it is likely we will see him on TV.

“I asked him about his dream at the end of the interview. He said that he wanted to set up an art school or farm. He said his dream has been changed while acting. Recently, he has a new dream to provide a clean environment to our children in the future. It is him. He is truly a great man who is more than just a Hallyu star.”


[Scan / trans] BYJ's Interview with Nikkan Sports

source: tomato99 twitter / byjgallery by miemi

Bits of BYJ's interview from Nikkan Sports translated by tomato99 on twitter.

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today's Nikkan Sports, BYJ on back cover! RT : 裏一面がヨンジュンです(o^^o) イベントでのスーツ、チェックだったのね。
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got my copy of Nikkan; BYJ says producing is one of dream & will concentrate on acting (^O^)/(^O^)/
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BYJ's interview wiz Nikkan, whole article wil be on choa vol,4 on sale 9/20
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bits fm Nikkan; BYJ feels sorry tt he has not showed his acting.
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bits fm Nikkan; producing DH helpd me learn more abt making a drama, never thot abt cost bfore.
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bits fm Nikkan; advice to young ppl, do ur best now & every day. it may lead u to ur dream.
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bits fm Nikkan; wil join planning for DH2. also trying to get start wiz acting, nothing fixed probably a drama.
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bits fm Nikkan; health is not perfect yet. i'm really trying hard to be healthy. (fin.)