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[Video] Kim Hyun Joong Summer Collection for Hang Ten Photoshoot

Published on Apr 27, 2012 by

[Photos]Kim Hyun Joong ~ “FIRST IMPACT” in Shibuya



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SBH at SHIBUYA Station

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KHJ : The Gentle Warrior of Kpop Comes to Asia

Authored by:  Aprilstarr

He is the warrior that had emerged from many battles , multiawarded , sometimes defeated. But he picks up not only his sword but his resolve to face what lies ahead . More scars meant only the wounds have healed and he braces himself once more to do battle. Battles came in many forms, enemies were in the dark and in the open, but he finds allies of many kinds, supporters cheering him on the roads to the battleground.

Now he battles with himself-what he is capable of doing, what his heart is capable of giving.Sometimes that battle with the self is the one fiercer, more demanding,more exacting,more unforgiving. 

Now he looks at the mirror and sees only himself. He can only be truthful of what he had become and what he still wants to be. He had crossed his rubicon and there is no turning back.

Does the one man general, commander of his own army need his sword and armor this time? He extends his hands to show he doesn’t have them, for he doesn’t need them.There is no enemy. For he is coming not to do battle but to the warm embrace of those who love him dearly. 

The gentle warrior is coming. Kim Hyun Joong is coming to his 2012 Asian fanmeet. Be prepared. 

-Thanks to James Smith for inspiration-

[Photo] Kim Hyun Joong 2012 FanMeeting Tour Official Poster

Credit: @KHJ_Jagiya


[Pics] Kim Hyun Joong On Different Japanese Subway Station

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Published on Apr 27, 2012 by

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[Vid] Kim Hyun Joong message to Singapore

Published on Apr 27, 2012 by

[Article] Kim Hyun Joong the #1 ‘healing idol’?

Another random poll has taken place, and through it, Kim Hyun Joong has been dubbed as a ‘healing idol’.

The music site Monkey3 conducted an online survey with the title “Who is the ‘healing idol’ that you can be healed from just by looking at them?”

In this survey, 1953 people participated, and Kim Hyung Joong claimed first place with 1044 votes, or 53% of the total.

The participants responded, ‘I get happy when I look at him‘, and ‘Both my eyes and heart are healed by him.’

In second place, with 37% of the votes, was Yonghwa, the member of popular idol band, CNBLUE.

The bubbly IU clinched third place, while the fourth spot went to Big Bang‘s G-dragon, with his extraordinary musical talent and style. Rounding up the top five was miss A‘s Suzy, with her cute school girl charm.

What about you? Who is your ‘healing idol’ that always seems to put a smile on your face?

Source: Nate

[Article] Kim Hyun Joong would go back in time to arrest John F. Kennedy’s assassinator?

Kim Hyun Joong conducted a ‘Yahoo! Celeb Mission Interview‘ with his fans.

The interview event started from March 20th continuing up to April 18th, and it recorded 313,000 page hits as well as 217,000 visitors and 24,000 participants in Korea alone. The response was also explosive in Taiwan and Hong Kong, as 252,6000 hits were received from the local areas, as well as 96,915 page visitors and 26,000 participants.

On April 26th, the ‘Yahoo! Celeb Mission Interview with Kim Hyun Joong’ was held, and 5 fans were selected from Hong Kong and Korea to ask him questions they’ve been wanting to ask. Even when fans asked silly questions such as which era would he like to visit if he could hop into a time machine, Kim Hyun Joong was not caught off-guard and maintained a fun atmosphere on set.

He also didn’t forget to bring out his 4D personality while stating, “If I had the opportunity, I would like to see the Mayan civilization or the Inca Empire with my very own eyes. I’m also very curious about conspiracies, so I would like to go back in time to try and arrest the man that assassinated former president John F. Kennedy.”

Kim Hyun Joong’s full interview with Yahoo! will be unveiled early May through ‘Yahoo! Celeb’, and the singer is currently preparing for his ‘Kim Hyun Joong Fan Meeting Tour 2012‘, which will kick off this May as well.


[Photos] Hyun Joong Hang Ten Summer Campaign


[News] Kim Hyun Joong Wants to Catch JFK’s Assassin

Kim Hyun Joong Wants to Catch JFK's Assassin
by: lee23j @ SOOMPI

On April 26, Kim Hyun Joong had a special interview with fans from Korea and Hong Kong through “Yahoo! Celeb Mission Interview.” More than 24,000 fans from Korea and 26,000 from other Asian countries like Hong Kong and Taiwan signed up online to be one of the lucky five fan interviewers.

Comedian Cho Se Ho hosted the event and five fans from Korea and Hong Kong had an opportunity to freely ask questions to Kim Hyun Joong for about an hour. Kim Hyun Joon said, “I am happy to be the first interviewee of ‘Yahoo! Mission Interview.’ I would like to have more chances to communicate with my fans overseas through this event.”

During the interview, Kim Hyun Joon was asked “If you get a chance to take the time machine and visit a different era, when would that be?” by a fan from Hong Kong. He answered, “I want to check out Mayan or Incan civilization with my own eyes. I’ve always been really interested in them. Also, I’m a big fan of conspiracy theories. It’d be really nice to go back to the time when JFK was assassinated and catch the assassin myself.”

The full interview of Kim Hyun Joong’s “Yahoo! Celeb Mission Interview” will be revealed online through “Yahoo! Celeb” in early May. This interview will also be featured on other Asian countries’ Yahoo! websites, too. Also in May, Kim Hyun Joong will hold “Kim Hyun Joon Fan Meeting Tour 2012” in several Asian countries. Currently, he is looking at several scripts and scenarios for his next on-screen project.

[Media Photos] Kim Hyun Joong interview with the winner of HK YAHOO CELEB MISSION



[Article] Kim Hyun Joong is just your regular guy


The Korean singer-actor shares with xinmsn how different Kim Hyun Joong, the Hallyu star, is from the normal Kim Hyun Joong.


Korean pretty boy Kim Hyun Joong will be in Singapore for the Kim Hyun Joong Asia Fan Meeting 2012, held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 4, where he will now high-five all 3,000 fans at the show . Each member of the audience will also receive a set of T-shirt and brooch, featuring the U:ZOOSIN character which is designed by Hyun Joong.

Prior to his arrival, xinmsn caught up with Hyun Joong in a short email interview, though a number of our questions were unfortunately censored by the Korean management. The Korean heartthrob shares his memorable moments in Singapore, why he thinks he is a ‘Lucky Guy’ and his plans in the near future.

Kim Hyun Joong Asia Fan Meeting 2012
Date: May 4, 2012 (Friday)
Time: 8pm
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Tickets: S$198, S$168, S$138 (excluding S$3 SISTIC fee)

xinmsn is proud to be the official online media for Kim Hyun Joong Asia Fan Meeting 2012 Singapore.

Kim Hyun Joong Asia Fan Meeting 2012 Singapore is organised by Running Into The Sun and AMC Group Singapore.

You’ve been to Singapore so many times. What are some of your most memorable moments in Singapore?
Every moment is memorable to me — the number of fans who welcomed me at the airport and gave me their warm reception and support during my stay in Singapore. I also look forward to attending this fan meeting.

You have a song called ‘Lucky Guy’. Do you think you’re a lucky person? Why?
I think I am a very happy person currently, because I can do both music and acting, and is well-loved by people when doing both.

What’s the biggest difference between Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong and normal guy Kim Hyun Joong?
I feel that Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong and normal guy Kim Hyun Joong is very different. Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong tries to show his perfect side to the fans, whereas the normal Kim Hyun Joong leads a normal life just like the others. I spend my time reading cartoons and playing soccer.

What are some of your future plans? Will you be releasing another album, or participate in any drama this year?
I want to be able to do well in both music and acting, and not just focus on one particular area. This year, I plan to have album activities and acting. While preparing for this upcoming fan meeting, I’m also looking at good drama or movie scripts. I’ll try to show my fans a better side, so please look forward to it.

[Info] Kim Hyun Joong Voted No. 1 Idol that Will Heal Your Heart. Who’s Yours?

Kim Hyun Joong Voted No. 1 Idol that Will Heal Your Heart. Who’s Yours?
by: hotshotlover30 @


Between April 9 and 15, music site Monkey3 ran a poll asking fans to vote for an idol that would heal your heart just by looking at him/her. 1,953 netizens participated in the survey, and an overwhelming number of them voted Kim Hyun Joong no. 1 as their “healing-dol.”

Kim Hyun Joong won by a landslide, taking home 1,044 votes (53%). Those who voted for the singer actor explained, “Just looking at him makes me happy,” “When I see Kim Hyun Joong, my heart warms up, and I feel consoled,” “Both my eyes and heart are happy,” “There’s just no explanation needed. It’s Kim Hyun Joong,” and more.

CNBlue’s Jung Yong Hwa took home the second, while IU, Big Bang’s G-Dragon, miss A’s Suzy, and Wonder Girls’ Sohee followed.

What about Soompiers? Which idol star would you choose as your “healing-dol?”

[News] Kim Hyun Joong Set to Break Record in Singapore [27.04.2012]


by: Rebby @ Soompi
Kim Hyun Joong is set to break the record by any performing artist in Singapore by offering the closest interaction with his audience during his mini-concert on May 4. Originally, only 500 lucky fans would be picked to high-five with him through a ballot. However, Kim Hyun Joong has personally requested to extend this to everyone in attendance, meaning a whopping 3000 fans will now get the opportunity to get up-close and personal with the star! This is an unprecedented gesture from a pop idol.
High-five sessions are normally private sessions that are open to only a small group of fans as part of the fan-meeting package. Fans would either pay a premium fee to enjoy the chance for interaction with their favorite artiste or pray that their lady luck shines on them brightly for them to be picked through a lucky draw. However, Kim Hyun Joong has taken this a step further by expressing his wish to high-five every single member of the audience.

“This is a very special request we’ve received, which proves Kim Hyun Joong’s immense devotion to his fans. We are glad that fans in Singapore will get a very personal touch – pun intended – with Kim Hyun Joong; but we’re also excited that all members in the audience will be part of a record-breaking moment,” says Wendy Ng, Executive Producer of Running Into The Sun.

On top of that, Kim Hyun Joong will also be giving away to everyone in the audience one set of the U:ZOOSIN T-shirt and brooch, a cartoon avatar created by Kim Hyun Joong himself. These will be specially made for his fan meeting tour. U:ZOOSIN has sold 50,000 units in Korea alone, boasting approximately USD1,900,000 in sales.
Kim Hyun Joong 2012 Asia Fan Meeting in Singapore” will showcase more than 10 songs and interactive segments in a two-hour show. Premiere seats, which are seats closest to the stage, have completely sold out. However, fans may still purchase good seats from the Arena and Terrace categories through SISTIC. This fan-meeting will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 4. “Kim Hyun Joong Asia Fan Meeting 2012 Singapore” is brought to you by official card UOB Cards, and organized by Running Into The Sun and AMC Group Singapore.

[Article] Contested Grounds : when fans encounter the media-ted celebrities

By: aprilstarr

Fanhood has never been easier to attain than now.Thanks to fast changes of communication technology, media has shaped all messages in various forms reaching its geographically dispersed but virtually connected communities at the flick of the finger. How easy now for any celebrity, famous or notorious to reach the intended audience. Fame begets fame, even notoriety can be a translated into world class recognizability.

Are then audiences, readers, viewers and those turned fans at the mercy of media?

Media collectively speaking has been described as creators of celebrities and the celebrity cult. While a celebrity wanna be can be packaged by image makers, it is media who mediates between the audience and the celebrity in the making. The pictures that circulate in the internet for example, can be a product of a special context, photographic lighting and other devices that focus on striking facial features, jawline, eyes, body,clothes, poses and others. These favors an individual.On the other hand, less flattering unkept images detract from one’s appeal.It is no wonder talent management company control picture taking of their stars.These are visuals. What about the text that accompanies them ? Anything written is as powerful as the visuals. How about the sounds ? They create another dimension on which to view the celebrity.

Entertainment news, websites, blogs, magazines and other means provide the medium and the message as well. A celebrity to be and those already conferred the status know they can be used efficiently, effectively and fast. But not everything is within reach of the celebrity. As a persona becomes more celebrated and known, writeups, pictures, videos, and other information proliferate. It spawns its own cycle. It churns out and generate its own materials.

How do the recipients of all these messages respond in turn ? Do they passively accept what is given, they remain dormant, reactive even proactive ? How does a viewer turn from a quiet lurker to acquiring a voice finding forums and discussion groups online to share views?

Communication technology has been credited to have democratized an individual. It is very easy now to reach out and be heard no matter your demographics. Being bombarded with all sorts of exploding messages, audiences tend to streamline and simplify inputs by showing preferences and choices. We select who we will give our affection to, to the one we admire and cherish. Our selection process may not be rational, but who cares ? We have become fans and we sought like minded individuals and created virtual and physical communities.

In the process we learned we have that power to make our celebrity standout by campaigning for him /her, we reward him with our votes on online polls, we write favorable articles and create fanarts and fanfictions. We do our shoutouts and cheer fighting ! online. It is very satisfying when Kim Hyun joong, our star won awards and recognition, more work, more endorsement projects, after all it is an affirmation we did not go wrong where we placed our bets, so to speak.

We even fantasize with our hidden desires . A few became stalkers. Others have a falling out and even became antifans. If fans can place their stars on a pedestal, there is also the power to destroy.

Through all these our celebrities remain media-ted . Our connection with the celebrities remain para social interaction according to Robin Anderson or we only know them from a distance no matter how we feel we know everything about them or feel intimate with them. Our celebrities do not respond back, unless they are actively in the social networking sites or use popular sites to express their views. Our familiarity with them is through the media.Thus, the big rationale of fanmeets allow the fans and stars to have that flesh and blood reality to each other even for the two hours duration of the activity.

Media is like the roses who also have thorns. When a recent article surfaced online reportedly in a reputable publication regarding Kim Hyun Joong ‘s ‘Playing it safe’ with his interview responses, it triggered various reactions from his fans. It became a contested ground where the fans strongly disagreed with the writer’s opinion of the star and came to his defense. Previous to this , another article came out regarding the expensive entrance fee of the star’s fanmeet in Taiwan.Again the fans again made their presence felt with their comments.

Many times, issues had sprung up due to translations and percieved biases specially in what was felt unfair critiquing past works done by Kim Hyun Joong.These did not escape from the sharp observations of fans who go around the net and blogs in search of news. Some blogs have since been considered not friendly or only lukewarm to the star.

Contested grounds will not go away, as celebrities like Kim Hyun Joong remain in the media’s radar. There will be many views, many interpretations of goings on around him not necessarily what we want to hear or read about. But for as long as fans are vigilant and respond to what media turns out there is nothing to worry about. The media needs him as he is hot copy as media also need us as consumers of media products.

[Photos] Kim Hyun Joong wearing Cartier Bracelet Sponsor

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[Photos] Kim Hyun Joong with HK YAHOO Exclusive Interview Participants

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[Media Photos] Kim Hyun Joong @ Ballantyne Store Opening

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[Video] Kim Hyun Joong 2012 Asia FanMeeting in HONG KONG

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[Video] SS501 Kim Hyun Joong OST The Wedding Scheme EP.08 cut

Published on Apr 24, 2012 by

The Celebrity and the Press, who is in the hot seat ?

Authored by:  Aprilstarr
 Photo Credit:  Violet

Celebrities are always the focus of attention, good or bad. The road to stardom, or keeping one’s place up there, no one said is going to be easy. The road is not only bumpy,it contains potholes or even located near a cliff. One false move may mean the precipitating fall.

Publicity, boon or bane? Needed or nuisance ? Two sides to a coin. Two edge of a sword. A necessary devil,you might say. But it is the lifeblood of any celebrity, the vitamins or micronutrients that can sustain one’s growth. Overdose, on the other hand, is fatal.

But would a celebrity prefer not to be hounded by reporters,interviewers, or seeking his/her opinion on topics that can put one on the spot ? Or should a celebrity be happy they are seeking him/her out? A celebrity’s opinions matter.They can have impact. The trouble is nobody is going to ask just anybody. Not all celebrities were created equal. A few stand out as heavyweights. These are the ones that are magnets because they are perceived to be movers and shakers of the volatile world of showbiz.

The perceptions of these chosen few can be said to be a function of public images. Certainly they must be managed after all being in entertainment industry is a profession one spent many,many years training for, preparing to attain the multiple skills the performing arts require. It is not a joke to be a performer in South Korea, more when the hallyu star status is achieved. It is not something whimsically decided on as being in this field means one spent the best years of one’s life . It is a vow to make people happy, to put one’s own emotion on hold because one has to keep on smiling, to even aim for physical perfection because people expect them to look extraordinary not like you or me. Yes, the entertainer must put on a mask , even several masks if need be.

So when a Hallyu celebrity like Kim Hyun Joong has been labeled ‘playing it safe’ by not answering some emailed interview questions , or been said not to be specif in his answers, what do we have here ? First, interview/response through email has its advantages and disadvantages,even ethical isues. It may be efficient in terms of getting the reporter’s work done,but a lot has been sacrificed like it is not in depth nor insight revealing, no follow ups, who has been answering, is it in the language both are proficient , etc. When a celebrity is not responding the way a reporter hoped he would ,what happens next ,the celebrity earns a “reputation”. Is that fair and square ?

Second,what type of questions are asked ? The questions are by themselves sensitive . Kim Hyun Joong does not live in an island by himself, he lives and works among his peers. He also sets an example to the younger artists. Again let us go back to the issue of image. Image is important for Kim because he is in the public cynosure , has been careful to build that image through the years and more so has been entrusted to endorse products and services. What is the problem there ?It is his obligation, not only his bread and butter we are talking about here. It is, in fact, commendable that Kim Hyun Joong respects and protects the integrity of the profession he belongs to. He knows his work ethics by heart and soul.

It is said top celebrities will be placed in the hot seat in one way or the other. It is very tempting for the press to create controversy, a scoop, something that can sell more copies, attract more viewers and readers. Or is the honeymoon over with some press and now Kim Hyun Joong ‘s baptismal of fire has began? While it is true he needs the press, the press also needs celebrities like him who provide them materials to write on. However, it doesn’t mean the press has the right to create mountain out of molehills, create unsavory slant to their stories, even potentially damaging ones just so they can have their assignments done. The relationship should be that based on respect and understanding of one’s standing in the world of work. No more and no less.

[Info] 5 Pairs of Tickets to be given away for Kim Hyun Joong’s ASIA Fanmeeting 2012 SINGAPORE

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ONE is the Official TV for the ’Kim Hyun Joong Asia Fan Meeting 2012 Singapore’ and if you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, here’s a chance to win them!

We are giving away 5 pairs of tickets worth $198 each to 5 lucky winners with the MOST CREATIVE answers! Hop over to to find out how to win!

[Photos] Kim Hyun Joong – Lotte Duty Free May 2012 Wallpaper


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