Friday, September 23, 2011

[News Trans]Yonsama Bae Yong Joon received thousands of “Thank You” letters from Japan Tsunami victims.

source: suehan's blog
Newsen 2011-09-22 15:13

[Newsen Reporter Jang Hyo Jin]

Bae Yong Joon received thousands of “Thank You” letters from Japan Tsunami victims.

According to “Nikkan Sports” of Japan, Bae Yong Joon received thousands of “Thank You” letters from Japan Tsunami victims. On March 15th, as a foreigner, Bae Yong Joon donated one billion won for the disaster, fifteen thousands of blankets and 3 medical vehicles which were delivered to the damaged areas. Victims who received relief items from Bae Yong Joon wrote him letters or sent pictures.

The letters showed their gratitude by saying, “I appreciate you sending us water and drinks which are the items mostly needed at a shelter.”, “I can’t repay you right now, but I’m going to learn Korean earnestly to show my gratitude in Korean.”.

Nikkan Sports said, after Bae Yong Joon read all the letters, that he expressed his appreciation by saying, “I appreciate their efforts in sending me messages on the boxes and wrapping papers they must have had hard time getting them.”

Bae Yong Joon donated one billion won to the Cabinet Government Funds which was directed by Prime Minister of Japan to help Japan Tsunami victims. The tsunami occurred on March 11th.

Reporter Jang Hyo Jin; hjjang@

[News Trans]Bae Yong Joon, “I’m a pet lover, too!” He was fascinated with the 3 months old dog’s cute acts.

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enews24 Final editing 2011-09-22 10:05

[enews24 Reporter Lee In Kyaung] Bae Yong Joon joined a “Pet Lover” group. Recently he adopted a 3 month old white dog and has fallen into raising him/her. Currently, he lives alone at the house in Seongbuk-dong that was remodeled. It seems that he might be experiencing loneliness and emptiness since he has been living in a big house alone, but his dog is filling that empty space.

Someone who is related to him said, “He is raising his dog by his friends’ recommendations, but he already has fallen into his dogs’ cute acts. His dog is only 3 months old, but he is big as a man’s forearm. He seemed pleased when showing his dog to his friends while they were visiting his house.”

Recently, Lee Hyori, Eom Tae Woong, Lee Chae Young and Lee Yoon Ji raise dogs and cats. They are getting attention from the netizens as pet lovers because they take pictures with their pets. Someone related to the entertainers commented, “Entertainers are getting lots of comforts from their pets. We think this is positive because they are able to relax and relieve stress from the entertainment business while taking care of them.”

On the other hand, Bae Yong Joon is in full swing reviewing his return work for next year. He pays close attention to his come back work and KBS 2’s “Dream High 2” which his agency, Keyeast produces. His agency said, “It’s true that he is getting lots of offers from “Associated Channels” and others, but he hasn’t decided yet. Sometimes, he narrows down the choices and tries to make a decision, but he comes back after receiving more offers. But he is determined to return next year.”

Reporter Lee In Kyung

Thursday, September 22, 2011

[VOD] KBS Entertainment Week / Dream High Event Interview

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[Trans] BYJ received letters from damaged areas in Japan.

source: wankorea twitter / translated by tomato99

article from Nikkan Sports; BYJ has received thousands of letters from the people in damaged area, BYJ has read every one, touched by them.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

[Trans] Nikkan sports - “Choa” No. 4; Exclusive Interview, “To Families”

source: suehan's blog

“Exclusive Interview”; Extracted contents which weren’t in the newspaper.

Exclusive Interview, “To Families”

Q: You look a little slimmer compared to the last time when you visited Japan at the end of last year.

BYJ: Yes. Even my muscles have loosened up a bit. I have to exercise, but my condition is not at that stage yet. It seems like I’m going to train after multiple rehabilitations. Actually, I still can’t feel my second finger. It looks numb a bit and doesn't have much feeling.

Q: I heard that you started to raise a big dog. How about do you regain your health with a dog?

BYJ: My dog was vaccinated today, (September 4th). Now he/she can go outside. Dogs usually only follow their owners. But my dog follows everyone, even strangers. I like its personality. I don’t think he can be a watchdog.(laugh)

Q: Then, you, daddy, have to protect him. Thank you.

BYJ: Thank you.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

[Photo] BYJ 20.9.2011 Nikkan Sports "choa vol.4"

[Photo]배용준-9/20 nikkansports "choa 제4호"
source: byjgallery by miemi / yasai's blog /











[Info] Animax Asia has started airing WLS Anime today 20.9.2011

Yoo Jin falls in love with Joon Sang as a young girl. After losing him in an accident, she decides to marry her childhood friend. However, Yoo Jin meets someone looking exactly like her lost love, putting her in a bind.

Monday, September 19, 2011

[News Trans]Bae Yong Joon is just like my real brother; his presence is beyond imagination.

source: suehan's blog
Oh my news 2011-09-17 10:25

We can’t forget Bae Yong Joon when we define Rep Yang Geun Hwan of Keyeast “Key Word”. Yang has been working with Bae Yong Joon over the last 10 years. Yang described his relationship with BYJ as, “Just like family, not only trust.”

“A love-hate relationship? There isn’t any hate, just love. He is just like my real brother. Even my wife calls him “Ajubeoni (suehan: brother-in-law)” I think we kept the relationship until now because we had complete faith each other.

In my career as a manager, I didn’t have much to say if I don’t talk about BYJ. I have been with him for so long, and our relationship will continue in the future as well. He is my mentor in life and at work.”

Bae Yong Joon is also his “Oh My Star” in his life. He said, “BYJ’s presence in my life is beyond imagination. He will be my ‘Oh My Star”. He also stated that “He influences me more as “a person than a star. He hasn’t worked for a long time, but he plans to return preferably with a drama than a movie,”

Yang has been living as someone’s manager for more than 10 years, not as “Yang Geun Hwan” himself. He said that he gains most strength when actors whom he are working with succeed. He looked back to the time when he had been deeply moved seeing Bae Yong Joon’s fans gathered at the airport.

On the other hand, there was a moment he didn’t want to face, an incident while meeting with BYJ’s fans. He also worked with Park Yong Ha. He said, “Last year, I was shocked tremendously when he passed away. Hopefully, it won’t happen again.”

“The Drastic Transformation” of entertainers is a daily topic in the entertainment industry. But Rep Yang prefers “Changes” to “Transformations”. In his opinion, it will naturally change when changes pile up and digestible spectrums are widened.

“Is it a right choice to dump everything to transform? There will be a great risk. I believe “Changes” are better than “Transformations”, unless turning points are necessary.”

[Photo] BYJ Mobile

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

[Trans] Nikkan Sports | Exclusive Interview with BYJ

original in japanese: Nikkan Sports 2011.09.13
translated into english: Cloud Nine @LoveBaeYongJoon

[Trans] Nikkan Sports
Exclusive Interview with BYJ

Here’s an exclusive interview with a Korean actor Bae Yong Joon (39).
While he was in Japan for the drama ‘Dream High’ Dvd release event, the interview with Nikkan Sports took place in a staff room of Saitama Super Arena. It’s seven years since the big hit of ‘Winter Sonata’ in 2004. The actor, who laid the foundation of the prosperity of Korean entertainment and who has been a permanent top star himself, told us frankly about who he is now.

(Interviewer; Hayato Kubo)

Q: You must be tired after the event. It’s been a while since you met your family (fans), how do you feel now?
A: I’m most grateful and at the same time I feel sorry. Due to my health problem I was very sorry for not appearing much in the drama. I’m deeply sorry even for today’s event, because if I could sing or dance like my juniors, I would have shown it.
I wish to show my work as an actor, but it has not been decided yet, I feel terribly sorry for this too.

Q: For ‘Dream High’ you joined not only as an actor but also as a producer, how did you find it?
A: It was my first attempt, which put me in a different position from acting. I think I could see the parts which I had missed while I was working only as an actor. Also about the drama I could acquire the broader understanding and which was very helpful for acting. What I had no chance to see as only an actor , this time from a viewpoint of a production company I was able to see, and that is for example how the direction was and how the staff were working.
Actors tend to be quite selfish on the set inevitably. For them, acting is above everything else and building up character’s emotions is very important. So actors really don’t notice other things. Now I can look over such parts, but this doesn’t mean I don’t focus on my character or acting. I had no idea how much it costs to produce a drama, however now I understand how much we need.

Q: If you have an another chance, would you like to work as a producer again?
A: If I do so, my family might say something to me (laughs). For the time being, I will be a full-time actor; however as for ‘Dream High 2’, I wish to be involved in the project at least.
Actually here (in the dressing room of Saitama Arena), JYP and I were having a kind of meeting about the story. The theme for the drama is ‘dream’.
In the event when being asked ‘What is a dream?’, I answered that for me it’s a high ideal which I can’t reach. In the true sense fulfilling dreams or saying that the dream came true are very serious matter and difficult to do. It’s something like reaching an unreachable state of mind, that is what we call in Buddhism ‘attaining an enlightened state of mind’ I think.
In today’s event, JYP suggested me to become a director, which I consider one of my dreams rather than a goal. I have no idea if it’s possible or not, but for me it’s my dream.

Q: We are living in a tough world, difficult times in many ways. For young people, it’s getting harder to pursue their dreams. For those people what kind of advice would you give?
A: I suppose young people don’t know much about the world yet. They just have no idea about what kind of jobs are there or, what kind of jobs they can do, so at any rate I want them to try a lot of things. I want them to make effort to try anything. This may be called curiosity and I want them to see various things and feel them.
Above all the most important thing is to do their best at this moment. Doing their utmost effort now will lead them to their future, and it will also bring their dreams into shape. It will be a process to understand what dreams are.

Q: Fans who came to the event, as well as fans who didn’t, both care about how you will appear in the next work. About your new work do you mind sharing as much as possible at this stage?
A: First I will work on the ‘Dream High 2’ project and in addition I will return to my day job. I’m making my utmost effort in order to start shooting at the earliest possible time. However as there is nothing concrete, I can’t tell you anything, but I think I will do a drama.

Q: While you were filming the drama TWSSG, you broke the ligament of the index finger, injured the cervical spine and shoulder ligament. Early this year you were hospitalized due to a herniated disk. How are you feeling now?
A: Actually I haven’t fully recovered yet. From old times they say ‘Health is above everything else’ , or ‘If you are in good health, you can do anything.’
These words deeply pierced me to the heart now. I vaguely thought that I would get well with time, but then I found that I hardly recovered just with time. So in order to really get healthy I’m making various efforts now.

The whole interview will be carried on a Asian entertainment magazine ‘Choa’, 4th issue to be out on September 20th.

[Trans] Jang Keun Suk credits to Bae Yong Joon his current high popularity in Japan


On the September 14 episode of MBC’s talk show Golden Fish Bank – The Knee God, when he was asked how popular he currently was in Japan, Jang Keun Suk answered, “I cannot even get out of my hotel room as I please. I’m not allowed to take for a walk alone.”
He added, “It is Bae Yong Joon that changed Japanese people’s views on Korea itself and Korean people. He stands on an unapproachable level in Japan, making a series of significant records. He is the pioneer who established the basis for the current craze of Korean Wave.”
Source: TVreport