Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wine and People

Hi hi ... remember that wine sommelier friend of Yong Joon - Atom? He occasionally blogs about his outings with Yong Joon - may it be a night out in town or away on an overseas trip. Thanks to him, we get bits and pieces of where our handsome man roams about and what 'good' he is up to :)

Atom san apparently has written a book on (whatelse but) wine and looks like Yong Joon has also played a role in it. As you can see from the cover(?), they were dining in Gorilla. Looks like there will be some kind of promotional event too. Hehe, I just translate the words in the pictures here .....

"A wine journey together with Atom in Gorilla in the Kitchen
Bae Yong Joon san's sommelier Atom san, his book 'Wine and People'
Commemoration of simultaneous release in Japan and Korea. Special Event!!"

" 1. At Bae Yong Joon san's Gorilla in the Kitchen, Atom san's recommended wine and special cuisine will be served. *Special cuisine will be identical to what is served to Bae Yong Joon san in the book 'Wine and People'

2. Atom san will reveal inside conversation with Bae Yong Joon san and Kim Hyung Joon san during his 'Wine and People' interviews.

3. Handshaking with Atom san and picture taking (by blog cameraman?) - 4 per person. The picture taking will use the same background as what Bae Yong Joon san was in.

4. Participants will have Atom san's autograph in both the Japanese and Korean version of 'Wine and People' as presents."

Hehe done, correct me as you see fit, ok? Thanks to polaris from BYJ Gallery for the pictures.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Post Papa's Day

It's a different Father's Day this year - I do not have my papa to celebrate with anymore. No matter how others say time passes and things will heal, it seems that the pain lingers on like the scent from an extinguished candle. Instead of healing, I'd say old distant memories are merely being clouded by new recent ones, much like the moon being masked by moving clouds. As the dark clouds drift away, the brightness of the moon reveals itself again. Behind that active schedule and smiling face, the sense of loss of a parent still feels like a part of myself is forever gone. Wish you were still here, papa!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

'Dream High' coming to Tokyo

Haha, seems like Yonsama has heard my grumbling yesterday. Cloudnine just told me that the handsome one will be taking his entire 'Dream High' cast to Tokyo this September, hurray!

Dream High Premium Event
September 4, 2011
Saitama Arena
First show from 1:00 p.m.
Second from 5:30 p.m.
BYJ, JYP, IU, Suzy, Kim Su Hyon and two boys from 2PM (Tae Gyon and Woo Yong)

From cloudnine's info so far : "Seems only those who buy D.H. Dvd Box (1,2) will be invited. 20,000 tickets are prepared and the dvd set costs 35,700 yen. The first reservation period is from noon today (June 9) to July 15 and the second reservation period is from August 8 to 14 and it's 'first come first served'. We don't know yet that tickets will be sold in the ordinary market."

I sure hope that some tickets are reserved for overseas fans, but then come to think of it, this is a bonus gift for purchasing the Japanese DVD set, and the seats are quite limited. Hmmm, do I even have a chance? Since the fans will be for Yonsama and all the young idols, it should be a really energetic and dazzling event @@ Thanks cloudnine for sharing :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dry spell

Hi hi sisters ....... it really has not been easy for fan sites' administrators and us bloggers lately : the Japanese sisters call this the 'Ice Age', I call it the 'Dry Spell'. Basically, other than the rare sightings of him going to restaurants and salon, or the occasional mentioning of him in people's twitters (thanks to the diligent effort of suehan), there is no concrete news, no project plans; nothing for us fans to even have a faint hope of seeing our handsome man in any artistic capacity, sob sob :(

But come to think of it, everything has its own time and its own course. I remember when I knew about Yong Joon back in 2005, he is already the top Hallyu star in Asia. Everywhere he went in Korea, Japan and even the US, he was swamped by adoring fans, curious onlookers and security guards. He even expressed that he was quite affected by this lack of freedom and privacy. With him fading gradually from the limelight after TWSSG, he had the chance to pursue his dreams like the 'Beauty of Korea' and 'Dream High'. This long period of absence from his fans not only gives Yong Joon the time to recover from his neck injury, it also gives him his deserved space to live a 'normal' life, doing what average people do like going out for coffee or taking a Sunday drive (hehe of course, his Sunday drive is in his flashy Ferrari :) Whether his long absence is pre-planned or not, the BIG question now is : When will he come back?

Hehe, as I said, there is really nothing to report on. So, I just post some letter arts that Japanese sister Conan created, thanks!