Kim Hyun Joong… [article] MBC RECAP

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By: LazerKim                   MBC had successfully aired Kim Hyun Joong documentary as a Kpop star, and his fans had successfully got their stream to be able to watch the program. Unfortunately, there was no Sub. Eng. yet, so I can not talk much about this as much I wanted to. And so I can only describe what I see and share my personal opinion for the mean time, while I wait for the video upload with subs and write about what was being said.

The whole show package was really good, it’s just that, as expected we wanted more!! I myself can’t get enough of it, and still would want to review again through YouTube. Today’s article are just a few highlights and recap of the program, and once I have seen the video with subs, I’ll discuss the program in details.

The program was focused on the Yokohama Arena Concert in Feb. 5, which was the first concert of Hyun Joong in 2012. A huge crowd of fans who attended the concert gained a lot of attention from the international community, which was quite unexpected from a soloist rookie like Kim Hyun Joong. It was barely eight months since he debuted as a solo singer and yet his popularity boost even higher than expected.

And as we all know Hyun Joong marked a history in the Japanese music industry as the first Kpop star who was able gain a remarkable results on its album debut having gained a gold record for Kiss Kiss Japanese version. Hyun Joong’s hard work and struggles during the time he was preparing for his first album had paid off in a very remarkable results.

A warm welcome from a crowd of Japanese fans at the airport was shown upon Hyun Joong’s arrival in Japan and had acknowledge them throwing a big smile waving his hand and gave them the chance to take pictures of him. From that day onward Hyun Joong had rocked Japan as events transpired with unexpected chain of success took place and the unforgettable Hyun Joong’s first concert in Japan for this year  attended by a huge crowd of fans at the Yokohama Arena.

The preparation for the concert was shown and Hyun Joong was totally hands on about this concert, from brain storming down to the technical rehearsals at the arena. And watching from it makes me proud of him as a professional artist who really was concern even the smallest details in the concert. Even Hyun Joong’s body guards went for the rehearsals! Oh they did not dance, they rehearsed on where Hyun Joong should travel around the audience gallery!!

There was a behind the scene shot of Hyun Joong coming out of his dressing room being cheerful like a kid with no tension and doing  a few push ups before stepping on the stage!! He was very gay and excited to perform the concert which was indeed a very successful one. After the show, Hyun Joong thank all the production staffs in doing a good job. Some of his Japanese fans had a brief interview right after the concert, and I couldn’t help but smile because they were truly delighted about the concert.

The record store in Tokyo was shown with unexpected fan crowd waiting for Hyun Joong that caused traffic at the streets of Shibuya!  There were a bunch of Hyun Joong’s photos  in beautiful picture frames that was said to be salable items!! Hyun Joong’s CD album was given a bigger show case and it was worth it since the album ranked on second top at the Oricon. Hyun Joong was warmly welcomed by the Universal Music staffs on its debut success.

There was a scene of Hyun Joong walking at the street of Tokyo, he mentioned something about a pachingko (slot machine) as he spotted one as he was walking and he just laugh, and I’ll find out what was that all about!! I have noticed Hyun Joong I think is just not so fond of fine dinning or fancy food, he content himself with a bowl of ramen which he enjoys eating!! Oh, he was also able to play indoor soccer, and enjoyed watching it that he looks so happy to have a chance to play the spite of his busy schedule.There was also a scene during the recording of his latest OST If We are the Same, which I’m quite interested in knowing how it went.

There was a scene of Hyun Joong’s hotel suit room and he was just wearing a bath robe with no make up (1st photo above) and yet still handsome. This was one of the five star hotels in Tokyo showing all VIP treatment and Hyun Joong was well protected and escorted anywhere he goes during his official visit.

Hyun Joong’s best friend Jae Jong was also in the program as Hyun Joong came to visit him at Jae Jong’s restaurant. They did experienced many ups and downs in their career life that both stayed as loyal friends to each other. As we recall Jae Jong lived with Hyun Joong for a year that both shared their ups and downs. Though both had lived together for a year, they seldom see each other because of their busy schedule. Hyun Joong would go abroad, Jae Jong stays in Korea and vice versa.

And finally I got a closer view of Hyun Joong’s girl, his mom!! A beautiful lady whom I would really want to meet and thank her with all my heart for bringing up a wonderful son and sharing him with us. She was interviewed as well, again this is in Korean and so I’ll talk about her again as soon as I get an upload. I think Hyun Joong got his perfectly cut features from his mom, they both have almost the same shape of face and she spoke so gentle and my immediate impression is that, she’s a very kind woman and understanding.

There was a scene at the Pet School where he brings Art and Matic for proper training, and he happily played ball with his two loving dogs. It was such a beautiful scene in reality to watch his childish ways, the typical kid we used to know to be playing with his dogs. Matic indeed was such an intelligent male dog, and Art is a shy type of female dog!!

I was smiling the entire program, but I came up in teary eyes while watching him because I finally had seen the missing kid that I have been looking for from Hyun Joong. During in between his rehearsals at his dance studio, I’ve seen the playful kid was back with all his cheers and laughter, joking around playing as he imitates I would assume some animals or something!! I may not understand what was being said since he was speaking in Korean but off stage he was simply cheerful and happy. I would only wish he would stay that way forever.

There was a scene of him getting ready having his hair fixed while playing with his lips and making funny sound, really like a kid!! Gosh I miss this guy’s childishness and at last I’ve seen it from him again. I can’t help my tears to drop, this time it’s tears of so much joy to see him happy, cheerful and playful..  All the while in front of the camera, ever since he started performing as a solo singer, he had been showing a lot of his manly side and so all the while I was thinking the kid was gone.

But he kept it inside him, without realizing how much his fans missed his  4D childish ways and finally revealed that it’s still inside him. Hyun Joong succeeded in showing his being a real man, but he knows he can’t keep his childish ways from his fans because we have known Hyun Joong by heart. It’s nice to see Hyun Joong being happy off stage in his private life, so relaxed and very candid.  And I’m very sure all his loyal fans feel the same as I do, feeling happy for Hyun Joong seeing him that way.

Now I would say, Kim Hyun Joong had gone over with his dark moments of yesterday, and all I can see from him now are just but a bright today and brighter tomorrow….

                                                                                                        LazerKim here writing.  

For those who would like to watch Kim Hyun Joong documentary……

 CLICK HERE>( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg5BCC56ips&feature=youtu.be )            

HJ fan Ms Ellen share 1st part documentary w/ Eng sub, you may check it out down at the comment box. Ms. Ellen thank you, and to Omma thanks.

 Photo credits: Twitters, thanks.                            

Video credit: Omma, Ellen, many thanks.

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13 thoughts on “Kim Hyun Joong… [article] MBC RECAP

    • Hey thanks, you’re so kind to share this, I appreciate this very much. Let’s start spreading the words of Hyun Joong!! God bless you Ellen, I’m sure readers will watch this full of joy! Have a nice day!! Thank you very much!

  1. Oh Lazerkim it was an amazing pleasure and a gift this documentary, and best of all that many fans came together again like always to share the link for all his overseas fans to enjoy and see it live, I bet if MBC could do the rating on the program that day and hour it went to the roof, all cause KHJ. I’m so proud to be part of Kim Hyun Joongs fandom. I thank you again for sharing, too.

    We got another chance to see the true KHJ, we fans followed him even if we’re blinded cause you don’t need to see him to love him. He wins your heart just by being him. For us was the best gift we could get to see more of him and know more about him, But for other that are joining to follow him and those that don’t know him is another opportunity to see how wonderful he is and that he is human like all of us and that his life is full of mix emotions, suprises, struggles and hard work too.

    I was in tear most of the time some happy tear and some sad tears. I love him playing around and being him again all playful and with a big bright smile with his staff, dogs and his friends. The guy every second of our life without even noticing kills us with love. In a simple thing like keeping in his safe a letter from his best friend and treasuring it forever. WoW isn’t he wonderful and sweet? But my heart was aching cause you could see some pain in his eyes while talking to his friend about those hard moments in their life…

    Well hopefully we get to read more about all that we saw and we can understand better now that many are trying to translate it all.

    Thanks again LazerKim

    • Oh thank you I’m so excited because I got the eng sub for the first part which I have been waiting for just today I got it, so I’ll post my article tomorrow about it. Today’s article shall be about the translation I got yesterday, although it’s not not I’m waiting for anyway I’ll just share those written translation with my readers. Hey thank for sharing your thoughts as always that I’m sure readers do read and appreciate your thoughts. I’m glad about that. I read the one you made a big heart!! That one is really nice, thanks for your effort in sharing with others, it is well appreciated. Thank you… take care.
      So I’ll see you again. God bless

      • Thanks LK, I hope many more join the blog I like reading from the others too. It makes me feel happy cause I know I’m not alone I got them here and all around the world to share our love.

        Thanks I’ll be waiting and reading like always it’s one of my best part of my daily routine. God Bless you and everyone.

  2. Thank you very much, Lazer Kim!…keep it up!…God bless and more power!…Take care always and stay healthy!…Miz ya!

    • Thank you ma, you’ve always been very supportive and always concern!! Ma your bunso haven’t changed a bit. And I’m so happy to realize that now after watching from the documentary. HJ is indeed your one and only bunsoy, and he deserves the nickname you gave him!! Thank you as always, take care…and God bless.

  3. Hello lazer kim , thank you again for sharing some recaps of “Kpop star captivating the World featuring KIM HYUN JOONG! I am happy seeing HJ so happy and as you mentioned his childish ways during rehearsals and the concert itself I can’t help but smile and laugh at him, especially play acting as an ostrich LOL I miss him like that, and I am glad he is happy, I was a bit worried about depression, it’s a good thing that was before during SS501 days in Japan, actually he shared it before and kyu joong was the one who shared that he saw HJ crying every night.I am glad he’s overcome that depression, he’s indeed such a hard worker and still very modest .I am glad I am his one of his trillion fans LOL ( I know his fans will become that big in the future) You can’t see the absence of arrogance in his ways and how he talk, I love him more and more. He is such a Hallyu Star that you will be proud of.thanks again. And Oh before I forget, the playing on his lips while his hair is being done, is sort of an exercise for his vocal chords, it relaxes his vocal cavity so his voice will be full and powerful and helps in his diction too. Its the exercises that we do before performances.

    • Oh thanks for sharing this lip exercise, I played it over and over bcoz he looks cute in it!! So it’s actually vocal exercise, thank for the info w/c is very interesting. thanks of reading and see you again! Have a nice day, and God bless….I learned something today thanks!!!

  4. meant somehow there is a good feeling after this …….and you got my meaning as you put it in your article, we;ve got a glimpse of the real and unchanged KHJ.:)

  5. Thanks LazerKim, now you must write again after all the translations made. it must have been a long night, it was, but somwhoe it is a good feeling. God Bless …have a nice day.

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