Kim Hyun Joong… [article] RICHER POORER

By: LazerKim                Once a upon a time, there was a kid who dreams with his guitar in his hands and music in his heart.  His name is Kim Hyun Joong. The kid was a model student during his grade school days, who’s diligent and obedient to elders, his teachers, and to his parents. During this period the kid had learned how to use the bank where he can keep his money saved and to let it grow through the bank interest.

Who among the kids at his grade school age would think that there’s a place called bank where he can invest his saved money from his allowance that his parents gave him? He’s a kind of kid that any parents or teachers can be proud of, a typical model kid. His classmates and schoolmates were drawn to him to seek his friendship. But all of these admirable traits from this kid changed overnight. Before I go any further, take note that this kid already knows what a bank was, and its purpose.

When this kid Kim Hyun Joong turned high school, his life turned upside down in the eyes of everybody. He became withdrawn from the real world merely just after he had watched his idol who was a rock star, a bass guitarist. It was from here Hyun Joong started his dream, a dream which I think until now he wasn’t expecting to come true. His parents totally disagreed to what he wants for his life, and being a protective loving parents, who would want his child to be a rock star?? I would believe back in time, his parents barely know his potential as an artist. Hyun Joong became rebellious in such a way that he lost his interest in his studies having only a dream music in his mind.

He became more and more withdrawn putting a wall around him that no one can ever reach him as he silently planned his desire to pursue his music. He run away from home to work for a living and to pursue his music studies. He fought against all odds until he had reach the peak of facing death from starvation. He learned to steal food from a chicken restaurant just to survive. He has nowhere to go and so he settled himself at a basement of a public spa. He was even caught in a big trouble together with his friend from some kind of gangsters. Until Hyun Joong finally decided that running away from home can not help him survive to fight for his life to find himself and his dream.

Hyun Joong came back home as if nothing happened, he goes to school everyday without attending his class, but joining a group of band to perform in school activities was his sole interest. He joined a religious organization simply because he wants to play his guitar and sing. Eventually, he dropped out from school and decided to work as delivering newspapers, pizza, chicken that kind of stuffs. And eventually he worked as regular service crew in a chicken restaurant full time. As he worked his guts out, he saved every penny he can earn and save it in the bank for his music studies.

Hyun Joong has friends from grade school that he’s been close with, and they promised that whoever become successful they would put up a chicken restaurant. What Hyun Joong learned from being a service crew is patience. Patience in waiting for the right time, while struggling with the kind of life he had, while his dream music grew inside him with burning desire to let go and explode.

The time finally came, as HyunJoong joined his group as band having him played the bass guitar with thoughts, this is it!! Unfortunately his fate was bitter closing the doors of opportunity for him, since Hyun Joong’s group was disbanded before its debut. Hyun Joong did not give up, he had a realistic and strong determination to pursue his dreams. And so by himself, bringing his treasured guitar, went for another audition, this time it’s with DSP. During the audition, before Hyun Joong could start to sing and play his guitar, he was informed that he had already passed the audition. And that no matter what happen he has to come back the following day, to join his group SS501, the birth of a group of five talented singers to work as one.  And so the rest was history.

Hyun Joong became successful with the group, after his debut he came back to school to finish his high school education. After a few years of being successful with his group SS501, he went back to his past. He came back to fulfill his promise to his kid friends that whoever will be successful, they will put up a chicken restaurant. And so Hyun Joong put up a capital investment and started building Jaksal Chicken with his grade school friends managing it.

There were two of his friends plus Hyun Joong as CEO. There are currently nine outlets successfully operating and because Jaksal Chicken is attached to Hyun Joong’s name, as his popularity boost higher, the higher the revenue of Jaksal Chicken gets. Its continues growth had placed Hyun Joong on top rank among young idols being a CEO. As the latest news Hyun Joong was included among the list of Forbes richest celebrity in Korea. In one talk show Hyun Joong was asked who manages his finances, and he said he does ever since his childhood. Remember the kid who had learned what a bank was, and its purpose that I mentioned earlier? Here he is now, as one of the riches young celeb in S Korea.

What other factors that Hyun Joong has to come up to that richness in life other than music?? Since childhood he grew up saving every penny for a future. I don’t think Hyun Joong is big useless spender, he knows the value of money because he worked hard for it, but was never been selfish. He helped his mom by giving one of his chain restaurant, and I can only be very thankful to his mom for bringing a up a child and sharing him with us. From the very start of dreaming his music all he desired for was to have a place where he can sing, to bring out the best in him, without realizing his dream could turn to gold.

In one of Hyun Joong’s interview, he was saying he wants to buy a scooter that he can use going to his studio since gasoline consumption of a scooter is cheaper. And you’re talking to one of the richest celeb in Korea to be concerning himself with gasoline expenses!!! Check on his favorite food that he eats, ramen!!  Even in Japan he was asked the usual food that he eats are mostly easy to cook food and the cheapest. If asked what does he prefers eating chicken or beef? He would choose chicken because it’s cheaper. So would you still wonder why on earth was he as rich as he never expected?

I wouldn’t say he’s stingy, he’s simply practical in almost everything. But looking at his physical outlook having been a fashion icon but in reality, he would prefer to wearing old jeans and shirt or his favorite hood shirt and training pants plus his slippers!! Although he’s quite particular when it comes to fashion, because of the title given to him as a fashion icon.

Hyun Joong is so down to earth type of guy, that anything goes for him, he doesn’t mind eating and drinking at the side road tent stalls in Korea. He would prefer hanging around with his dancer Artmatic, or his treasured friend from childhood, than people from high society or other stiff celebs. Hyun Joong is living in a much carefree life style, simple and familiar to him, he’s quite awkward with strangers. He may have a collection of cars but this is just because of his status as a star celeb. But ask him what he prefers to be driving, it could be something with two wheel drive, which is quite impossible for him to do so at his status and being a crowd creator!!

Kim hyun Joong has a remarkable history background, I would say Hyun Joong’s story is an extra ordinary one. Many celeb would dream using their talents to rise up from where they are in the society. But Hyun Joong is different, what had been occupying his mind back then was survival to pursue his dream music and not to get rich, because he believes through hard work money would eventually come following him. I firmly believe this until this day. It’s music that taught him the hard kind of life, it’s music that had taught him how to struggle to overcome the challenges in life.

And being up there never had blinded him to go back to his past to fulfill his promise to his friends. He was never blinded to reality that there are less fortunate that needed to survive life and he did not turn his back against them. He faced them and helped them. Hyun Joong has been actively supporting many charity organizations, doing this on his own without fanfare whatever. It’s the people whom he has been helping who brags about the support he has been sharing. I have written an article Shared Blessings that specifically stated the charity organizations he’s been actively participating. Such an amazing guy.

I’m actually writing this article for fan starters as their “getting to know you” kinda thing, which I should have done so from the start, so as it would be easy to understand the guy. Many would think Hyun Joong is a one night kind of artist, you know who just bloom suddenly out of the blues. No maam, music had been in his heart since he was a kid, he struggled because of music, Hyun Joong’s whole being is dominated by his love of music, it’s his life.

Hyun Joong is a very humble guy, he might have mentioned Jaskal Chicken simply because he was asked about it. That reminds me in one reality show he was relating that, he tried putting stake at the stock market, and he said when he did, the stocks just went down!!! Well, he may sounded to be joking but he was actually stating a fact that he’s doing stock market investments. Hyun Joong is a very smart guy, in terms of finances he knows how and when to invest. If other artists run after money using their talents, with Hyun Joong it’s the other way around, it’s money running after him.

Many of us had learned to cope up with the different challenges of life in different ways. Hyun Joong’s ultimate dream was just to play with his guitar and sing. To go abroad to share his music, but I don’t think he ever dream of driving a BMW or a Ferrari, to have a big house or having more than what he has, like other teenage kid would dream. Now he has everything money can buy and what he has been attaining is more than his dream. He wasn’t expecting he’ll be a famous commercial model, the guy can hardly smile when he was still starting as a trainee!! He dreams to put up a chicken restaurant together with his friends was fulfilled but he wasn’t expecting to have nine outlets and still currently expanding.

Kim Hyun Joong was blessed with perfect looks, and multiple talents. He merely wants to be developed as an artist having these gifted talents that grew up inside him. But Hyun Joong was blessed more than what he ever dream of being one of the richest celebrity in Korea. He did a lot of sacrifices for his dream music with his strong determination to succeed. Hyun Joong was even blessed with a big heart to share what he has to the needy and gladly share it with them. In one of his interviews, he mentioned that he also wish to have his own charity organization.

This is Kim Hyun Joong’s destiny, his struggles from being poor to abundant richness of life that he can only share with others……

                                                                                                     LazerKim here writing

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32 thoughts on “Kim Hyun Joong… [article] RICHER POORER

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    • Hello there Bz!! LazerKim here, Welcome to the Alien World of Kim Hyun Joong, glad you found your way here it’s nice meeting you! I have written over 350 articles all about Kim Hyun Joong and I do hope you’ll enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing. I’ll be publishing my upcoming articles once a week that’s hopefully every Monday of the week. Or you may subscribe at wordpress and the article will be delivered to you through your email as soon as I publish it and that’s no charge!
      Thank you so much for dropping by, enjoy your reading the guy is worth your time. Take care and have a nice day! See you again!! God bless…

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  5. This is article is so important coz many people might think he hand i all handed to him. That it was all peaches and cream and because he had a pretty face he had it easy. Having a pretty face don’t help all the time you need a combination of beauty and smarts.. Thank God KHJ was bless with both. This is the story that makes us think and analize the world we are living in.. how for other is so easy and how for to others you need to sacrifice a lot to deserve the gift of being part of this world. It’s so hard for me to visualize him going throught so much pain and suffering. He had to grow so fast life wasn’t going to be easy if he ever wanted to make his dream come true, but that didn’t stop him.. for him being poor was no excuse. He wanted to pursue his dream not cause of the money but for his passion on music that’s why now that he got the money he helps other in need. To help them pursue their dream, to stop the suffering and to have a better world. He can just sit back and say I work hard for my money, but KHJ is an angel yeah an angel given to us a gift he had a destiny and it was to help others also. His destiny had two main goals in life,one was it for him to become a star and for us to see him shine, and the second one was for him to help others without expecting nothing in return.. He is so generous not because they tell him to but cause it comes from his heart.. with money or not KHJ is the richest man in the world cause he is full of love.. and love have no price..!

    • Hyun Joong is a certified stingy to himself, so that he can have lots to give to charity to the people in need. I was able to watch We’re Getting Married finally after many years!! and I’m writing about it. I have just proven how stingy he was even when he was young and was already in the lime light!! You won’t get irritated, you’ll just laugh if you really know him!!!

      • LOL.. yeah, but he was so cute.. Hopefully everyone that haven’t seen the show yet can take some of their time and sit and watch the show cause the show was a reality show, but there was nothing fake about KHJ all his feeling were real and honest…If people haven’t seen it they should hes the total package.

      • yea, I agree with u. when I watch wgm. in where they went to to swimming pool and they were eating and he said that I’m full but I’m eating this becuz it is expensive. he just dont want to waste money.

  6. This is why I idolized him than any other celebs around the world. This is such an amazing and inspiring article. I’m a new fan by the way and most of the time since I got interested about Kim Hyun Joong’s activities and the upcomings, I visit your blog and the other one so called hyunnie… You people are such great writters.

    • Hello!! I hope I’m not late in responding to you, thank you for reading about Hyun Joong and I do hope to see you again! You have chosen the right person to admire and be proud of. Have a nice day and God bless.

  7. This is why I idolized him than any other celebs in the world. That is such an amazing and inspiring article. I’m a new fan by the way. Most of the time I visit your blog to read about Kim Hyun Joong because they are written very well.

  8. Thank you so much lazerkim for putting this all together. You made me recall those days when I was Kim Hyun Joong’s new fan, back in 2009, I guess when I first watched Boys Over Flowers. Those videos like the Star Secret, YSMM videos and some of early dance videos made me start to admire this person so much. That it made me go further. and I totally agree the more you know about him the more you like him. Now, I am counting, it is more than 2 years already hehe I wish I was more like him when I was in my teens, so strong, so determined and so focused on what he wants to do. I wish that I knew what I wanted to do at his age. But I know everyday is always a chance to become better to move forward. and let us all move forward together with Kim Hyun Joong! Thank you so much again…lazerkim…bibette sia![wink]

  9. What many people don’t realize is that pure-hearted Kim Hyun Joong is thrifty only when it comes to himself. He doesn’t spend much on himself, but when it comes to his family or friends or charities, he is extremely generous and selfless. He gave all his savings to his older brother when he needed it for college, he bought a condo for his parents, and he gives hundreds of millions of won to charities. I do hope he is saving enough to live comfortably in the future, because although he earns a lot, he also pays a lot of taxes.

  10. after reading many of the testimonies about kim hyun joong’s from his mother’s interview, his own interview and many others, i can say that kim hyun joong has have learned and see alot at a very young age the valve of money, saving, businesses, all these from his family. He has a good life as a child he learned to save and as you read he had gone on holiday with brother at a very young age, only both of them to europe,, this had given them exposure , His parent was a businesman until financial crisis in 1998 and affected their business and has caused was a big changed in their family.
    There was a big test of family love, brotherly love , and responsibily for KHJ , he had shown all by taking out his saving for his brother education when the family need to finance his brother education. and most importance his stedfastness in his training as a dancer and singer, it caused you pain seeing the way they trained all days till mid night. These are all the price they had paid.
    Today KHJ is bearing the fruits that he has sow all those years. leader is not a person who just keep all the harvest, he never forget the poor and needy, he has compassion on the fatherless, the sick, and one thing KHJ never forget where his source come from, his fans, and he is alway remembering them and always wanted to give back to them more. This is what pushing what to do better and more. and this is the secret of his success. Leader be very strong and courages and move on to do your best. God Bless
    you hundred fold more blessing in your singing and acting career.

    • Hi thanks for sharing this. I appreciate this very much. I hope you’ll be able to get this message, I’m just curious Hyun Joong seemed to be awkwardness with his father, now that he has been successful but why does Hyun Joong still feels awkward? Thanks for reading and for sharing. God bless.

  11. personaly i dont know how to discribe this guy..his really amazing ..i dont want to miss i single article about kim hyun joong..the more i read the more i know him personaly..love your article always..thank you…more pls

  12. Hyun Joong is amazing and truly the only one. No one can compare to him. He is unique. The only one in all our hearts. His kindness and humbleness attracts more fans to love him and care for him not just an artist but as a person. Hyun Joong captured our hearts without us knowing it because of his good deeds. And forever he will occupy a space in my heart. forever I will support him no matter what. He is the only one….. the Only KIM HYUN JOONG

    • This is such a nice message, I’m holding with my hopes that one day Hyun Joong would be able to read your comments and message to him. I believe nothing is impossible to good intention. Thanks for reading….keep reading to keep him close to you……have a nice day………God bless.

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