Daily Archives: 2010/04/27

[Trans] 100427 From U-Know Yunho To Yoona, SM Audition Footage Revealed


The audition is something every celebrity trainee must go through at least once. Even those who have become stars once had to knock on the doors of every entertainment agency and go through tens to even hundreds of auditions.

SM entertainment is the creme de la creme of entertainment agencies in Korea. Countless hopefuls wish to be given a spot in their trainee system. SM’s top stars like TVXQ, Girls Generation and Super Junior all had to go through auditions back before they became famous.

A video containing footage of SM artistes during their trainee days, or even during their auditions, has been garnering attention from netizens in various portal sites.

Girls Generation’s Yoona and Yuri, as well as Super Junior’s Kibum and Heechul stand out. Their looks are as stunning then as they are now. However, their slightly young and simple look differs from their made-up appearances of today.

TVXQ’s members U-Know Yunho, Choikang Changmin and YoungWoong Jaejoong all look very cute. They seem so innocent as they look awkwardly at the camera.

Netizens were seen leaving comments such as, “They were so cute. It’s interesting to see what they looked like before they became stars.” “Yoona and Yuri look like babies. I was surprised to see how young they looked.”


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[TRANS] 100427 ELLE Japon Junsu – Interview Q&A


Xiah Junsu– A Brand New Future

Tohoshinki, a mega-popular group, can be viewed as a type of social phenomenon
And a member of the group with a God-given musical talent that seizes people’s attention, Xiah Junsu, will release his first solo single in May
This will be his first step in coming out as a solo artist in the name of “XIAH junsu”
Right now, he has many ideas that depict what will happen in the future

23 year old true side zero-contact!

ELLE JAPON Q&A

Q. A game you often played as a child?
Soccer. In my elementary school journal, about 80% of the contents were about soccer

Q. Do you still like it now?
If I have the time then I will play soccer. The position I play is left-forward

Q. Who’s your favorite soccer athlete?
Before, I used to like Thierry Henry from France, but recently, Lionel Andrés Messi from Argentina

Q. Did you have an enlightening moment in wanting to become a celebrity?
After seeing how handsome Korean group HOT were singing onstage

Q. Dancing or singing, which one do you like better?
I like both. Using your voice to present and using your body to present are two entirely different things and each have their own uniqueness

Q. Something that you are very conscious about yourself and take care of well?
The management of my voice. Compared to headaches or stomachaches, the damage of my voice makes me the most depressed. My condition will then follow and drop down

Q. What do you carry in your bag?
Recently, it would have to be razors. In comparison to other men, my beard isn’t as thick. But from one year ago, there were suddenly a lot growing out…

Q. Your favorite place in Korea?
Near the Han River

Q. Your favorite place in Japan?
Odaiba, Tokyo. You can see the water from there and the night scene is very beautiful

Q. Your most cherished item?
Wallet. If I didn’t have money and my driver’s license, then it would be very painful for me…

Q. What Japanese celebrity do you have a close relationship to?
Tachibana Keita of W-inds. He really is a guy of great personality!

Q. Favorite color?
Purple. I liked blue as a child, but once I reached 20 I started liking red. But because I still liked blue alot, I didn’t know what to do! I thought and thought and realized that mixing the two colors together would make purple!

Q. It has been said that you own a dog. What’s the breed and name of it?
I have 3 at home now~ Shaki, who is a Samoyed. A Golden Retriever named Hoky, and (no translations)

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As Korean celebrities, Tohsohinki has gained plenty of attention and popularity through commercials and variety shows, while at the same time, establishing extraordinary achievements in the Japan music industry. Starting from this spring, the members have taken the first steps in their individual solo activities.
As the other members are participating in the filming of Korean and Japanese dramas, Junsu has remained persistent with his music, debuting as the soloist, “XIAH junsu”. Junsu will produce his own special features as an artist that includes a charisma that solely belongs to him. At the same time, he will show off his sexy side to us. Wanting to show off his own individual image, he especially lost 3kg before the shoot! Right now, he is fully concentrated in the producing of “XIAH junsu”.

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Q: (no translations)

Q: What type of contents will it include?
There is one song that I arranged and composed myself. The lyrics have only just been written (handing the lyrics over for everyone to see)

Q: What I should say is, is it more mature? There is a very sexy atmosphere in here…
Success! These type of lyrics can only be deduced by XIAH junsu. Not being restricted by the style of the songs, I want to present the dances, but also to expose everyone to the more emotional sides to the songs.

Q: Your singing is always sentimental and full of feeling, touching the hearts of numerous people. Is there a specific way that you sing?

I normally follow the feeling of the song. You can say that I wing it while singing at the same time, trying to figure out the best way to go. If it wasn’t like this then I wouldn’t be able to convey the sincerity and true feelings of the song. I believe that a song without feelings is unnecessary and phony. The most important factor in singing a song is not about techniques, but rather the feelings. When I sing sad songs, I become the most sorrowful man on earth!

Q: When did you get the inspiration for your composition?
I got the sudden inspiration while making “XIAHTIC”, and the ideas of this solo song were all conceived in the car

Q: Is the feeling of debuting as a solo different from debuting as a group?
In a group, the members have to think of their characters and roles in the group and there must be a great level of cooperation between members. As a soloist, I only need to focus on presenting the best of myself… However, I still have an immense amount of pressure on my because I don’t want to disappoint everyone’s expectations.

Q: What are your future activities?
I don’t have a definite plan yet. Maybe this type of feeling… (uses a mixture of gestures to represent his uncertainty)

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(t/n: The Q&A above is a draft and not the whole thing. The translations from Chinese were a little inconstant so once the real interview is released, this will be changed along with it… Thanks for your patience!)


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[TRANS] 100428 Yoochun’s New Drama and Junsu’s New Song


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(Spot trans of junsu’s song)

君がいれば 君とならば
Kimiga ireba kimito naraba
If you are by my side, if we are together

僕 は僕でいることができるよ
Bokuwa bokude irukotoga dekiruyo
I can be my true self

はしゃぎ過ぎた季節が過ぎて行っても
Hashagi sugita kisetsuga sugite ittemo
Even when the playful and carefree days are over

君が僕のそばにいて
Kimiga bokuno sobaniite
Please be at my side

(Brief trans of the reporters’ words)
Here, from Daily Sports. Yoochun from Tohoshinki (which announced the suspension of their activities as a group) will play the leading role in a Japanese drama, and Junsu-san of the same Tohoshinki will sing the theme song.
Starting June 4, on the exclusive broadcasting station for the cellular phone, BeeTV, the title of the drama is “Beautiful Love ~Kimiga Ireba~”. Yoochun will play the role as a Korean Chaebol (financial clique) scion, and (T/N: Aya Oomasa will be )a magazine writer who dreams to be a novelist. This will be a love story of the two.
Yoochun seemed to have suffered from the script, in which 90% of his words are in Japanese. He said “Everyday, after the filming was over, I read the Japanese scripts together with the manager in my house for many hours, preparing for the next day.”
And for Junsu-san, he is famous for his vocal skills in the group Tohoshinki. The theme song for the drama “Kimiga Ireba ~Beautiful Love~” is a ballad especially written for this drama. This theme song will be released on May 26. Little by little, the members’ activities are opened to public.

You can watch this is a drama through the cellular phone.

His first leading role, and the script is 90% in Japanese, we look forward to his works.

Jaejoong-san is also in a drama…

Source: sainokuni @ Dailymotion
Translation: smiley @ OneTVXQ.com
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[TRANS] 100428 Yoochun’s BeeTV Drama Beautiful Love ~Kimiga Iireba~


The worst and best love of my lifetime, will start.

Beautiful Love
~If you are by my side~

Yoochun
Aya Oomasa (T/N: heroine, 19 years old)
Kyo Nobuo
Mayu Tsuruta

Theme Song “Kimiga Ireba ~Beautiful Love~” by XIAH junsu

Can you hear junsu’s voice in the background in the video here?
Source: Beautiful Love Official HP & sainokuni @ Dailymotion
Translation: smiley @ OneTVXQ.com
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[TRANS] 100427 The 5th Anniversary of their Japan Debut  


An Article from a Japanese Blog

Congratulations~♪

2010-04-27 10:39:31

Today, April 27 is the release date of their Japanese debut song “Stay with me tonight”.

Only the members themselves should know their unsure and uncomfortable feelings when they were brought to Japan, where they could not understand the language.
They were able to pull through in a foreign country, because they loved to sing, and the 5 members were together…
They were only able to do their best in a blind effort 5 years ago.
They have obtained their whereabouts in Japan since they have done their best at that time.
We should not say that they should have taken another step, or, if they walked a different way…
I think we should not say those words….

I regret that I was not able to meet them in their debut days, but I think that it is my destiny that I was able to met them.
Though all the fans should differ when they first met them, all of us are the same place when it comes to feel the current themselves.
We tend to think that… we wanted to meet them at an earlier stage, but, we should be thankful that for the miracle that we were able to meet them……

We, the human beings, are greedy; we tend to think that we want to see them perform near us, be always by their side, want to meet them right now….
But, today may be a chance for us to look back on…
Quietly look back of their 5 years, be thankful that we were able to find their songs, meet Tohoshinki, the wonderful vocal group,
And that, through Tohoshinki, we were able to meet many friends…

So lets stop crying, thinking “The good olden days” or “Why are they in such a mess?”
I think that they will be happy if we fans look back to their cute and young themselves, and smile together a lovely smile.

Their past will not fade away.
They are now on a little break, but they are surely in the present progressive form. (Lol)
I will name them TOHOSHINKING…
How do you think of my naming ???? (Lol)
Do you think it is funny? ^^

(other sentences omitted)

Source: MY TREASURE (romi’s blog)
Translation: smiley @ OneTVXQ.com
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[TRANS] 100427 Message From Paradise Ranch Cafe Regarding Airing Date


Hello? This is the manager of the cafe(forum) of Paradise Meadow ^^

Paradise Meadow’s airing date has been pushed back.

We have heard that it will air around May~June or in the second half of the year.

It will air this year for sure so don’t get tired of waiting,

you all know that the best thing to do right now is keep supporting the drama and studying to better yourselves, right ^^?

We’ve passed 1200 members in two months.

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[TRANS] 100427 Yamada Meikyo Mentioned About Jaejoong


T/N Yamada Meikyo is a Japanese actor‏

The Korean youngsters give courtesy to their seniors.
Also, when they go out to eat together, they will only start eating after the seniors have touched the dish.

And they’re also earnest about education!

My children piano teacher became a Korean teacher from a Japanese.
There is a different heat of eagerness (in study).

South Korea, we can say it’s a nation with an education-minded!

Ten years ago, I went to Seoul alone for one week.
It’s a safe country, the people are kind, prices are low, the food is delicious with richness in taste, the subway is also great.

And the hotel where I stayed at was pleasant with many backpackers who came from all over the world, we enjoyed the evening together.

There are a lot of Korean youngsters now in Japan.
Even the entertainment world has been infiltrated much as well.

Korean has kind of pronunciation twice than Japanese has.
While Chinese has four difficult tones of pronunciation.
Isn’t it the most difficult skill for a Japanese?

Japanese is more complicated in term of the usage/meaning of each word in a sentence than its pronunciation.

The people who studied Korean has been increasing under the influence of Korean drama.

I met Jejung of Tohoshinki at work.
He is a polite young man and seems to be likeable.
His Japanese is fluent, too.

Perhaps because Japanese had been living in such isolated islands, thus the tendency to learn other foreign language is rather low?

However right now, Korea and Japan are having a close relationship.
After all I want to be able to speak Korean too.

source: Yamada Meikyo
trans by: sulyu@sharingyoochun
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