Thursday, September 16, 2010

Beijing Book Release

Hi hi sisters ...... seems like Yong Joon is not only making waves in Japan, he's also stirring up a little ripples in China. As you know, the long awaited Chinese (traditional) version of his 'Beauty of Korea' book was released in Taiwan 2 weeks ago. Now the simplified Chinese version is also launching in China. As you have read in bb's LoveBaeYongJoon, she has kindly translated the event details of the Press Release, organized jointly by the United Book chain and the media company.

Fresh out from the oven, the event took place yesterday inside the Korean Embassy in Beijing

The congratulatory flower baskets from fan clubs all over China @@
Quite some nice displays of his travel photos, eh?

The capacity of the hall was 100, with 60 reporters and 40 fans. Well, if Yong Joon were there, multiply it by 1000 :)

Even though Yong Joon was not present, representatives from Keyeast and the Korean Tourism Organization were there.

Perhaps Mr. Li Xin of the United Bookstore expressed it best, "There is a fundamental difference on this book, apart from the average travel books. It depicts the type of travel based not on the temptation of eating, drinking and playing. Rather, it's a cultural journey, a journey into the soul."

Of course, we are more interested in what our BYJ family was doing, right?

Hehe, they came prepared, much like going to the Tokyo Dome Events, with banners and everything!

The 'famous' fan/interpretator Wonchun (she accompanied Yong Joon throughout his Beijing visit in 2005) asked Keyeast director Mr. Hwang Chang Woo when Yong Joon will go to China again. He answered that when time comes for the promotion of his future acting works, Yong Joon will definitely return. The Chinese family seemed a bit caught off guard when asked what they'd like to say to Yong Joon. They hoped their well wishes from the Chinese family could be carried back to Korea to Yong Joon, how sweet!

To be honest, I am quite happy to see 'official' BYJ promotion events held in other countries, so fans outside of Korea and Japan can also experience that sense of belonging in a BYJ family. As the consuming power in China continues to escalate and the Chinese family continues to grow, I am not surprised to see more events coming out from there. Now, dare we dream there will also be a book press release in N. America when the English version comes out?? kidarikeyo ~@@~

Thanks to amma格格 and 清夜儛婂 for posting the pictures in baidu!

Monday, September 13, 2010


Hi hi sisters ..... I found this set of amusing screencaps (from DATV's History of Bae Yong Joon) and they present themselves for a wonderful storyline. Nop, our handsome prince was not having a toothache, he is just his usual self as a food-loving growing boy staring at his favourite food :) It just happened that I had my wisdom tooth taken out this past weekend, and I also was staring at all the yummy food at home but could not eat any, wahhhh *0*. Hope you enjoy the cute expressions of our prince .....

YJ : this is too irresistable @@

reporter : is that sashimi?

YJ : yup

reporter : do you like sashimi?

YJ : ummmm .... yum yum :)

reporter : which one is your favourite?

YJ : Hehe, I love them all ^o^

YJ : may I start now??

director : HOLD IT! This is the prop for our next scene!

YJ : but I am soooo hungry *o* ...... back to staring @@

original from マイ・Joon・メモリーズ by Sayaka
reposted from baidu / YJ影之国, thanks!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

100% BYJ Art Exhibition

Hi Hi sisters .... our dear cloudnine has been working very hard recently in translating some Japanese articles to share with our English speaking sisters. You can read her latest translation on Fumi's articles on Dream Hi in bb/tomato's LoveBaeYongJoon site. She sent me this very interesting post in Fuyuka's blog, it's about the BYJ Art exhibition which was held in Tokyo last month. Sob sob, cloudnine probably pities me that I couldn't go there in person and witness it myself. So cloudnine, thank you so much for your kind heart and dear sisters, hope you enjoy .....

Original in Japanese : from fuyuka’s blog - August 30 100% BYJ Art Exhibition
Translated to English : cloudnine

Yesterday was Yon-sama’s birthday and I went to BYJ 100% Art Exhibition to Shinjuku
with a sister H.
It was soooo crowded~~.
Once you stepped into the venue,
I was riveted to “a certain corner”!!
which was…!

“We don’t need the glasses that cover too much!!” corner!!
I didn’t expect to see my pals here~~!! LOL
Then we drooled over the illustrations of Yon-sama without glasses…

There was a corner of ‘flash’ created by fans.

This was a corner of ‘coloring’.

I did coloring on an illustration of my favorite artist koshuka・

I was also hooked on nagajun-san who was actually painting just in front of me.

There was even a place where we could enjoy files of art work while seated.
Especially we were excited about kinkan –san’s work and, which was
illustrations of BYJ without glasses and with glasses~!

We enjoyed saying each other “I want this file~~!!”. ^ 0 ^

And there was a surprise at around 2 p.m.
It was a birthday cake!

Under hiyonn-san’s lead we all sung ‘Happy Birthday Yong Joon’.

The fresh cream was very delicious!
We took picture with Yon-sama masks. (laugh)

It was even more crowded toward the end…
It was indeed a shoulder-to-shoulder exhibition.

I had a picture taken with Hiyonn-san in hunbock against the background of the illustrations.♪

Everyone in this art circle, thank you very much for such a wonderful art exhibition.
I felt your love from each work. ・
Thanks to you, I recharged my Yon-sama batteries and
I was happy to see YANCHO-san, nagajun-san, boruneo-san, and kinkan-san.

Ahhh I really wish Yon-sama would see this exhibition ~…
He would be touched….

You know what! After I left…Kim Tei-san came with her boy.
BYJ☆EY-san sent me this photo.^