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Friday, December 30, 2005

. . treasured words by YJ . .

Treasured words by BYJ
Sujata posted this on the Daum.net's byjfan Cafe

I will reward you through my acting and life in the future for the great love you have given to me.

I have been imagining, drawing and wanting to see a lot our family's eyes full of love and voices full of love.

I think it is a way to go forward & given fate as an actor to make and create diverse images.

Although they are older than me in ages, their hearts are as clear as teenage girls.
I think there is no difference as to nationalities or ages for one to love someone.

I don't mind whichever ways family call me-Yongjoon-ssi, Yongjoon-a.

I think beautiful smile could change other person's impressions. However, there are not too many happy events in the world nowadays. Thus, if one wants to be happy, one has to laugh brightly to the heart's delight.

Rather than one directional flow called Korean Current, I would like it to become a motive for cultural communication where we can create band of mutual sympathy.

The more love I receive, I feel. the bigger the responsibility becomes to that much.

I am delighted to meet our family.

I would like to be carved as a seal to our family as an actor who really does his best at each moment.

Dear Family! I will make a good work and make sure to be there to greet you. Please be healthy and happy until then.

Let's do the best at each moment!

Thursday, December 29, 2005

. . back from BKK . .

Back from Bangkok yesterday! Didn't have a chance to surf much internet over at Bangkok and had missed him so much! Finally finally some new pics of him and boy, does he look suave in that long hair!

Had been in contact with Tigger from BYJTogether.com for the past few days before leaving for BKK, and even made plans to meet her up in BKK, however that did not happened. But, we did manage to exchange some stuffs through the hotel which I'm staying and I'm so delighted to have received her parcel of goodies on my last day in BKK! It was a big surprise as I didn't expect it!

Left to right, top to bottom: Envelope used to store the goodies with my name and room number, all about April Snow Mag, BioScope Mag, Popcorn Mag, 2 x notebooks printed by BYJTogether.com.

Left to right, top to bottom: Envelope again, 2 x CDR with Yong Joon, printed by BYJTogether.com, 2 x AS pamplets and a postcard and 2 Yong Joon button pins (not in pic)

I didn't manage to get any magazines with cover page on Yong Joon in Thailand, thus I'm really grateful to Tigger for giving me those magazines! I, however, manage to find the pamplet of April Snow in promotion of April Snow in Thailand, and some hand bills of Winter Sonata in promotion of the Winter Sonata DVD in Japan. Not too sure how long had April Snow been showing in Thailand, but I didn't manage to see April Snbow's poster anywhere except the one shown in the below picture, taken outside Siam Paragon. Didn't manage to find any posters at MBK Cineplex as well.

Anyways for me, I gave her 3 magazines from Singapore, namely, 8 days, I-weekly, First Magazine of April Snow. I hope she like 'em all! :)

Friday, December 23, 2005

. . merry xmas . .

I'm all excited here! Will be off to Thailand in a less than 12 hours time and I heard that April Snow had already just started showing in Thailand a week plus ago, which means, I will be able to catch April Snow again!!! How interesting to be able to do so at a different country! Ok, I may not be able to squeeze in time or get anyone to acc me to watch, but the least I can do is to get a photo of the poster from a Thailand's cinema! I hope to grab any thing about him, whether it is poster, mags, anything official if possible!

Well, will be missing in action these days. Particular sad that I can't be online as often to check out on latest happenings on our dear Yong Joon.. well, hopefully I wont miss much on him. Will drop by on net whenever possible, I promise!

If by any unfortunate chance that I'm not able to come online, I will wanna wish everyone, especially you, Yong Joon, a advanced......

Merry Christmas!!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

. . answers . .

BB: Good one!! I didn't even spot the difference in hairstyle!! Haha.. Good one on Mgr Yang also, how could I have miss that? Must be concentrating too much on Yong Joon.. haha!!

Actually the answer I was looking for, was the shirt. Notice that in the first pic, he is wearing a turtle neck, getting ready to go for a dinner at a Chinese restaurant and the 2nd pic, he was wearing a shirt with the same coat. This was taken when he was on his way up to his hotel room upon the arrival in Japan.

This difference in the outfits, both black, hidden underneath that similar striped jacket, took me a few good hours figuring out when doing the arrangement of my picture database! THAT is the extent of how crazy we are over him, recognising his outfit, if not hairstyle or background of where he is at.

Right, BB? *wink*

Monday, December 19, 2005

. . spot the difference . .

These 2 pics are taken when Yong Joon visited Japan to promote The Image between 25th - 29th Nov 2004. Can you tell the difference between the two pics?

Besides the (obviously) different background and specs, there is still one detail that is different.. *wink*

Answer: Will reveal tonight when I'm home~! (now in office slacking.. :p)

Friday, December 16, 2005

. . new layout . .

Finally, a new layout! Got pretty tired of the old one, thus spent half of yesterday and half of today, and did this up, which I think is pretty ok. What do ya think? Hmm...

Nope, I didn't do the layout myself. I got the layout from www.blogskins.com, edit the original photo and added one of my most favorite picture of Yong Joon, and added his name.. and voilaaa..!! Took a bit of time on the picture but most time on the coding, lots of trial and error.

Should anyone need help on coding, please drop me an email.. always glad to help!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

. . my trust in you . .

[: : Posted this on Soompi, but reposting in my blog again for keepsake : :]

QUOTE(frances @ Dec 14 2005, 05:40 PM)

Tigger mom posted this on the Talk Box of BYJ's official home. Translated by joanne in quilt

BYJ's agency bought Maybach62 priced at 800 million won
[Newsen]12/14/05 14:56

A staff at the agency also told, "The saying that BYJ rode the 'Maybach' when he visited Japan is also different from the fact. I know that BYJ has not riden in that car yet."

I dunno why, but this article left a deep.. impression in my mind. Yong Joon is really popular all over as we all know, and usually ppl this famous, there are many many untrue facts and rumours here and there about them and splashed all over at tabiolds, but Yong Joon, though there are some, but the number of untrue rumours about him is really quite little. And even though so, staff of his agency will always clarify them officially one day and make everyone's mind at ease at the end of the day. I'm just glad that Yong Joon has such loyal staff to trust and ease his mind off these rumours and concentrate on what he should be doing at his best and leave all these nits and bits to his management and staff.

I really salute those who worked with him or under him.. everyone of them. Without them, there wouldnt be Yong Joon.

Well, not forgetting all his fans, who made that possible by trusting in him as well. Take for example, there was one time my dad was like telling me that there are Yong Joon's news on the Chinese papers and of course, I wanted to read it first hand but he refused to pass it to me playfully but read out the title which says, "Yong Joon has found a lover or got married in Japan", I was like.. "Oh pleasee..." and never even bother to read it.

I mean, I'm sure it's not just me alone who will not believe in such news, or rather, rumours on him. Any fan who believes in him, knows that Yong Joon will make the official announcement to everyone on such a big news like this. We just know it..... and would rather wait and see if that is true FROM him rather than totally believing it just by reading from such newspapers.

We just know it...... right, Bae gals?

Just a penny of my thoughts...

. . andre fashion show . .

[:: Found this by chance when doing some searching on Andre Fashion Show which 'starred' YJ and CJW.. still really fascinated as though first time watching it ::]

Andre Kim fashion show at Sydney Opera House

Source: http://www.koreapost.com/2002_05/peo_04.htm

Andre Kim became the first fashion maestro to stage a fashion parade at the Sydney Opera House in Australia on April 22, 2002 since its opening 73 years ago. The 2,700- man main concert hall of the Opera House was filled almost to capacity with fashion-sensitive ladies and other guests, including Korean residents in Australia.

Named 'Andre Kim Spring & Summer Fantasia 2003', the rare event was accorded enthusiastic applauses from the guests and in the case of the Korean residents the excitement was much strong in the fact that Korea's top TV stars Ms. Choi Ji-woo and Bae Yong Joon wore captivating wedding dresses.

The latest creations of Andre Kim were presented on five different themes: Spring & Summer Fantasia 2003; World of Art and Romanticism, Rhapsody from the Kingdoms of the Orient; Seven Veils and Legends from the Land of Morning Calm; and Maria, My Eternal Love and Dream.

Especially drawing the admiration of the guests were the violet evening dress and evening coat adorned with royal court patterns of ancient Korean dynasties and an evening dress and jacket ensembles of purple wine and rose.

Then came a violet evening emblem worn by Ms. Choi and snow- white formal suits shown by Bae, which posed a striking harmony and balance as well as contrast. Also attracting the attention of the audience was an evening dress and jacket the violet organza and organdy.

The fashion parade was given at the invitation of the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of the State of New South Wales organized by Min-gyo Group in Australia importing Korean cultural products.

Since his first fashion parade in Paris in 1966 Andre Kim has given gala fashion parades in the world capitals on 31 different occasions and 97 times in Korea--each time winning rave views from the fashion editors of the world as well as Korea and other renowned personalities.

The decorations given him by the Heads of States of many countries attest to the popularity and respect he enjoys.

Such decorations include the Culture Medal of Korea given him by the President of the Republic of Korea in 1997, a Culture Medal of Italy from President Sandro Pertini of Italy in 1982 and a Medal of Art and Literature from the government of France in 2000.

In San Francisco in 1999, November 6 was proclaimed 'Andre Kim Day' in memory of his fashion show in the city on that day.

Monday, December 12, 2005

. . morning yj . .

An-nyong ha-seh-yo, Yong Joon Ssi~!!


Missing you lots~!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

. . what they thot of him . .

Christine - "This is one article which I want to keep.. it speaks about the real BYJ behind the scenes.."

[Trans] What Others Say about our YJ

This is the VOD , the clip will begin shortly after the CF. Enjoy!



Originally in Japanese: http://www.msn.co.jp/
Translated into Chinese: Kyouei / www.loveyongjoon.com
Translated into English: Happiebb / www.happiebb.blogspot.com
[If you like, you may visit my blog to read this, as I've added some pictures there.]

What Son Yejin Said

I first met senior [Korean: 'sumbae'?] at the shooting site of a CF two or three years ago.
But shooting a movie together, this was our first time.
I've always thought senior is someone with very strong willpower.
I'm not the sort who can shoot s scene repeatedly.
The more takes I have, the worse I will feel and I will lose my confidence.
But if it's something senior really wants to do, he will always persist right up to the end.
Looking at how hard he pushes himself and how determined and strong he is,
I truly admire him. He's a fantastic senior.

Now, everyone pins very high hopes and very big dreams on him,
I would imagine he's under a lot of stress and pressure.
But he will always be able to transform the pressure into motivation.
He will do some self-adjustment and focus on presenting his best,
his focused and hardworking self to everyone.
Through his action, I can feel how strong his willpower and determination is.


What Yong Joon's Stylist, Ms Hong Eun Kyeong, Said

That was something that happened in 1998, when we were shooting Barefooted Youth.
We had just worked throughout the night and were on our way to the hotel.
Everyone was asleep. Suddenly, Yong Joon stopped the car.
He had seen an old lady on the street. Eventually he drove her to the bank.
Everyone was so, so tired, and yet he was still so considerate.
I feel he's really someone who knows how to care for others.

[bb: this also implied he was driving. .!
Instead of getting his staff or whoever to drive him,
the fact he was driving after shooting the whole night also said something about him, no?]

He will normally remember the birthday of each and every staff.
Sometimes even I forget my own birthday, but he will always remember.
He even gave me a bag that I've always wanted. I was so moved I cried.
So, we've been working together for ten years now.


What Jeon Do Yeon Said
- The Actor Bae Yong Joon as I Remember Him

Bae Yong Joon is a very masculine man.
At first, his gentle and elegant physical appearance had led me to think
he's just someone who's very gentle.
But after working with him, I saw the strong will and strength in his character.
He would always do everything to learn and improve his acting skills from various experience,
and through doing so, he's making the best preparation for the character he's playing.

He was the same when we worked on The Untold Scandal,
I think he's a wonderful actor.


What Hotelier's Kim Seung Woo Said
- A Good Friend who Cares

My initial impression of Yong Joon: good character, masculine too.
Before I actually met with him in person,
I had thought he was the sort who's good-looking
and would always say the nicest thing to people.

After I've met him, I saw that he's always wearing caps and would dress quite casually.
He also likes to joke.
I feel I like him like this.

Although we don't always have the opportunity to get together for a drink or two,
but we've gotten to know and understand each other.
Then I realized, he's really very manly,
and he's the sort who would look out for his brothers
[bb: Referring to good friends, it appears that old ties and friendships matter to him.]

He came to visit me at home late last year.
We had not met for some eight or nine months then.
He felt very sorry and he said to me, "I couldn't asked you out for a drink or to chat.."
Actually, we both understand how busy and hectic our schedules are.
But looking at how he was apologizing so sincerely,
I thought to myself: This fellow's really not bad at all.

In private, I call him "yonpari"
[bb: I think it's probably an affectionate term for a good friend.]
I thought this is not bad a term of affection.
Yes, he's definitely a yonpari who cares for his friends.


What Winter Sonata PD Yun Seok-Ho Said
- The Actor Bae Yong Joon as I Remember Him

I first met Bae Yong Joon in 1994, we were shooting Love's Greetings then.
Even at that time, he had already left me with a very deep impression.
He was cheerful, positive and had an elegant and princely air about him.

There were some interesting episodes when I was working with him.
When we were shooting the last episode of Winter Sonata,
there was a scene where he reunited with Choi Jiwoo [Yujin].
That scene was shot in Oedo,
and we were supposed to fly back to Seoul that night after completing the shooting.
However, over the course of filming,
because Yong Joon was not satisfied with his own acting,
so he called NG himself and asked for re-takes many, many times.
We were pressing so close to the flight time back to Seoul..
Eventually, we never did make it for the flight.
But because of his insistence and perseverance,
yet another wonderful scene was born.


What Winter Sonata Actress Kim Hae Suk Said
- Yujin's mother in the drama

When we were shooting Winter Sonata together,
there were a lot of opportunities to observe his acting.
He has given me the impression he's a positive, honest and sincere young man.
Once, he was shooting a scene he's very sad and supposed to be crying.
The director had already given his ok,
and all the actors around him were also amazed by his exquisite acting.
But he himself was not happy with his acting,
and he kept asking for re-takes until he was satisfied with his own performance.

Yong Joon would never be late for shooting.
And so long as the director called for it,
he would definitely give all his best to do the necessary preparation.
At that time, he didn't have as many managers around him to manage his affairs,
he gave me the feeling that his self-management was very strict and disciplined.

Now, he's already a mega-star.
Although some people have said he's changed,
but to me, he's still the same honest, sincere and polite young man.


What Ryu Seung Soo Said
- Yong Kook in Winter Sonata

Bae Yong Joon is always pursuing perfection,
and he's also the sort who would be so considerate and always be thinking about others.
And precisely because of this, he always feels very tired.

When he's working on The Image,
I was thinking he must be having a pretty tough time building up his body,
so I asked him out for a meal.
But he didn't want me to see how frustrated due to the diet and exercise plans,
he turned me down gently and said let's go eat after I'd lost the necessary weight.

The way he's always wanting so much to repay his fans for their love,
the way he's always trying so hard to meet their expectations is really touching.
I'm so moved by it.
But, the stronger his wish to repay everyone, the lonelier he gets.
And because he doesn't want to show his vulnerable side,
there's not one single moment he's at ease or resting.
I've said this to him once, "I won't be able to bear it if I were to live like you."

[bb: I feel so, so, so sad reading this part.
Have our love and so-called expectations become a burden to him?
I've said this before and I'll say it again:
Fellow fans, whatever you want to do, everything in moderation, please.
Sometimes, it's probably enough that we be there for him.]


What April Snow Director Hur Jinho Said

After seeing Bae Yong Joon at the set of The Untold Scandal,
I'd been hoping that he would play a character in my work.
His face and his eyes… give people a feeling of strength
and yet there's a certain gentleness and tenderness to it.
And at the time same, the aura he gives out is true, innocent, pure and healthy.

His strengths were all played up in the movie April Snow.
During the process of filming AS, I've requested him,
an actor of more than ten years of acting experience,
to do certain things just like I would demand of any newcomer to the industry.
And I've also asked him to carry out certain acting
that made him shy or somewhat uncomfortable.

The making of the movie was difficult and painful,
and he too would discuss and talk things over with me.
He has totally changed his way of working [memorizing lines beforehand, etc etc etc..],
he has completely transformed into the character himself.
At the shooting site, he became the character
and he showed us the truest of feelings and emotions as he felt them during that time.

There're times when he even noticed things that I failed to see,
he's actor with the sharp senses of a director.
I would want to work with him again on a movie in future.

You never know,
maybe one day I will act in a movie directed by Bae Yong Joon.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

. . all i want for xmas is YJ . .

All I Want for Christmas

I.. don't want a lot for Christmas
There's just one thing I need
I don't care about presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true...
All I want for Christmas is you ( --> Yong Joon )...

I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don't care about presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I don't need to hang my stocking
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won't make me happy
With a toy on Christmas day
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you...
You baby

I won't ask for much this Christmas
I won't even wish for snow
I'm just gonna keep on waiting
Underneath the mistletoe
I won't make a list and send it
To the North Pole for Saint Nick
I won't even stay awake to
Hear those magic reindeer click
'Cause I just want you here tonight
Holding on to me so tight
What more can I do
Baby all I want for Christmas is you

All the lights are shining
So brightly everywhere
And the sound of children's laughter fills the air
And everyone is singing
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa won't you bring me the one I really need -
Won't you please bring my baby to me...

Oh I don't want a lot for Christmas
This is all I'm asking for
I just want to see my baby
Standing right outside my door
Oh I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
Baby all I want for Christmas is Youuuu...

All I want for Christmas is you baby...

. . another pressie . .

Erm.. Santa.. just one more pressie in my Xmas list..

Pretty please??

*puppy eyes*

If you have internet over at North Pole, please click on the following link: Yesasia.com

*psst* Free delivery, save you and your reindeers trouble to come all the way!!

. . all i want for xmas . .

All I want for Christmas is.........

The Image Vol. 1

Had been wanting to own this set since the moment it was released.. however however however.... it cost something like US$150, which is equivalent to SGD$253! *eyes popped*

*counting piggy bank*

Link: Yesasia.com

. . sighh . .


Source: Rosie from Joonsfamily.com

Monday, December 05, 2005

. . missing him . .

Bae Wave kinda slowed down these past weeks since his last event in China, you can really tell that everyone everywhere is really missing him a whole lot as they are reposting his old pics, vidz and such.

I am, too, missing him a whole lot, hmm.. but I'm still pretty ok with it. I mean, we all knew it takes a whole lot of patience being his fan to wait for his next work to come out so I'm kinda.. trained.. haha! We all went 'berserk' the moment he had any events.. haha! So now during his 'hibernation' period, this is a good time to dig out all pics and vidz collected, slowly arranged them absorbing and recalling every moment that happened during his events, allowing me to appreciate each and every one.

Currently I'm also reading up the above book on Yong Joon and mind you, it's in Chinese! I never/seldom read Chinese books or newspaper and my dad always nagged me on this. But for Yong Joon... I actually read up this book, slowly but steadily.. hehe! I can say, for him.. hmm to be more precise, for Korean dramas, my Chinese actually improved a lot as I had to read the subtitles if I want to listen to the original audio.

About the book, I've learnt quite a few new things about him and the events happened during his acting days. One of which was when they were shooting Winter Sonata. They discovered a gruesome scene where a man hanged himself in an abandoned building which they were planning to shoot a scene. Freaked him and Choi Ji Woo so much, CJW refused to shoot further.

I wish to complete this book soon as I can't wait to discover more new stuffs about him. I think there are lotsa more of such books, but mostly in Japanese.. *sob* Wish I can read Japanese language.. *pout*

Saturday, December 03, 2005

. . dreamt of him . .

Hmm.. I had a close encounter with Yong Joon last night.... very close encounter.. in my dream.

Man, it all felt so very real, gave me the creeps when I saw his pictures in the forums I visited today. Kinda hard to describe the feeling.. but it felt really good to be near to him.


This is my 3rd time dreaming of him this year..

Have you ever dream of him before?