Kim Hyun Joong…. [article] MIDYEAR HEAT

By: LazerKim          It is so unfortunate that I wasn’t even aware that there was another voting poll conducted by Kpop Starz whch started in June 10 and ending up today June 30. We were so busy with Mnet voting and I did not even noticed this poll. Anyway, we still have time to vote you may cast it as I post the link below this article. As they say it’s better late than never. The voting poll is entitled “Which Artist Best Represent K-Pop during the first half of 2012”.  Kim Hyun Joong is one of the nominees and at this hour he is at number 9. Well, at least he is still within the bracket of top ten!! We are allowed to vote only once a day, there’s no log in whatsoever so i think this poll is clean.

Let us have a brief run down on what have Hyun Joong accomplished half of this year as I touch on the significant events.

January 2012

Kim Hyun Joong started the year 2012 with his activities in China as he hosted a fan signing event under the sponsorship of The Face Shop since Hyun Joong is the official endorser of the product on the 4th of January. And on the 5th Hyun Joong was the first Korean artist ever invited at the Chinese Lunar year celebrated in Shenyang.

In January 21th Hyun Joong hosted his first fan meeting at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium attended by 6,000 fans, before he flew to Tokyo as Hyun Joong debuted his first Japanese mini album Kiss Kiss. It mark a history in the Japanese music industry as the first foreign artist to break the record on sales on its first day launching and the album was finally placed in the gold record status.

February 2012

In Febuary Hyun Joong hosted his first concert at the Yokohama Arena, attended by 20,000 fans. And the memorable poster of Kim Hyun Joong at the subway station advertised by An An magazine that sold out in just one day.

March 2012

In March Hyun Joong performed at the 2012 Tokyo Girl’s Collection in Shanghai China that appeared as if the event was an exclusive Kim Hyun Joong concert, as his Chinese fans filled the venue in sea of green!!

May – June 2012

In May to June Hyun Joong started his Aisan Tour Fan Meeting Concert which was all successful in every city he visited to host this event. The birth of innovated fan meeting concert had brought a huge global attention. Since then Hyun Joong became the headline of every entertainment pages of international news paper and magazines. At the same time in May 23rd Hyun Joong mark another history in Japan as he released his first DVD First Impact sold an amazing 16,000 copies and the second foreign solo artist next to Micheal Jackson to hit the top rank at Oricon DVD chart.

For the last six months of this year Hyun Joong had accomplished so much, that his fans grew in numbers every time he is on his exposure. This July starts the second half of the year as again Hyun Joong will start off with launching of his second Japanese single HEAT   Hyun Joong hit the first top five on pre-order of HEAT. At the Tower Record this single top on pre sales, so I think this is selling like hot cakes, what more on its launching day!! Plus another anticipated concert for free at Saitama Super Arena on July 14 and 15!!

From here on we have many activities from Hyun Joong to look forward to, very soon from now he’ll be flying to Tokyo for HEAT launching. Again as fans we support his second Japanese single, we still have time to do a little cost cutting from shopping and start saving since it’s not too late to purchase the single. If you may have missed the pre-order then you can still have the CD on its first release, which is gonna be on the 4th of July, so don’t miss it this time. As I always say Hyun Joong’s music will always be a part of our memory with him so start collecting or we should have started collecting since Breakdown days last year.

For those who have not made their pre-order of HEAT you may do so @Hyunnies Pexer Blog visit their site here LINK CLICK HERE>(http://hyunniespexers.wordpress.com/)

Or you may visit yesaisa.com LINK CLICK HERE>(http://www.yesasia.com/global/heat-jacket-b-single-dvd-poster-first-press-limited-edition-japan/1030921808-0-0-0-en/info.html

It was said that on the 3rd of July Hyun Joong shall be having a hand shake with his fans which I assume will be in Tokyo, but as to where, that we do not know as yet!! Surprise!!! This is to commemorate the launching of HEAT or as a part of his promotion to his 2nd album. In Japan, prior to the launching of HEAT, his billboard was all over the metropolis, and it proved how Universal Music advertise his first album Kiss Kiss in February, is the same thing being currently done in informing the general public of Hyun Joong up-coming single.

In one of Hyun Joong’s interview he stated, “The appealing thing of being a solo artist is that I can do what I want and express my own ideas.” And it is in this album that he did express his carefree ways, and shows the other side of Kim Hyun Joong. In another interview Hyun Joong was asked what is his style in music. He said it’s Kim Hyun Joong’s style. Now I was thinking then what exactly is his style, because if we gather all his music since he started to perform solo, Hyun Joong kept on bringing something new, something different among the rest. There are singers who stick to a single style in their music but Hyun Joong sticks to being versatile, and that makes him different.

I think he does consider his audience his fans particularly in creating what pleases himself that will be well appreciated by everyone. A critic said Hyun Joong just sings what he wants. Of course how can a singer bring out the best in any song if he doesn’t feel like singing the song!! Being versatile is his style even in music, so you’ll never get tired of listening to his music. His music will stay forever that even he gets old and couldn’t dance as much as he is doing, but his music will stay in our heart that every time we listen to it, will reminds us how he was in the past.

During his recent fan meeting concert you can notice that his fans do sings with him even his songs are being sung in Korean. His fans can easily follow as he sings and that pleases him most. Hyun Joong knows how to choose his music, if you have listened to HEAT, it may be in soft rock but the melody of the song can easily be recognize and I would say it suits Hyun Joong’s voice. One thing I like about Hyun Joong’s music is that I never get tired of listening to it no matter how times I repeat. And before I knew it, I can sing with it too!!

As I have mentioned in my previous articles, we fans shall support his music, so make sure you have a copy of his CD. As I mentioned earlier if you have not made your pre-order as yet, I have posted the link where can order for it that shall be counted at Oricon. Let us bring his second Japanese single to the top. And let us be reminded that every music Hyun Joong sings, it’s for his fans and fans to be. Let us appreciate what he is trying to give us. I would encourage you to collect every memory Hyun Joong is sharing with us. So grab yourself a copy and I promise you’ll enjoy his music as ever.

Hyun Joong would love to do more music and he is working on it little by little to have a studio album which is one of his wishes and by then he can pursue his dream to bring his music in every part of the world, to meet his fans and share what he’s been working inside his cocoon.

It’s summer, the mid-year heat is on, so let’s join Kim Hyun Joong as he rock the entire Japan through his burning HEAT!! Go Go Go click and click the………. HEAT!!!

                                                                                                LazerKim here writing

Photo credits as tagged, KHJean14 thanks!!

LINK TO VOTE CLICK HERE>(http://www.kpopstarz.com/poll/result5.htm)

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Kim Hyun Joong… [article] WINNER, LOSER

By: LazerKim        Kim Hyun Joong played the soccer with FC Men the other day and all I can share with you, are his photos taken from the soccer field. In the game of sports there’s always a winner and a loser, any games or any competition, in school or even at home we are being taught how to accept being a winner or loser. We learned that being a winner is an honor and gives us an inspiration to work on our craft even more. Our parents taught us to be modest and humble ourselves no matter how many times we win, and share the knowledge or experience of how to be a winner.

And being a loser we were taught to gracefully accept our fate in losing in the game or competition and work harder to try for the next future competition. And from here we learn from our mistakes, and from the experience of competing. Losing should not be a factor to be discouraged but it has to be our strength in moving forward. This is how we learn it in school and at home taught by our parents.

In the recent Mnet Voting Polls, we Kim Hyun Joong fans were not able to make it to bring him to the top, not because we did not try our best effort maybe because it is not meant to be. Let’s just say for the new fans or rookies, we take this as our training ground on how we can unite as one. No matter what happened I’m proud that the fans of Kim Hyun Joong gracefully accepted the results from Mnet polls. But this does not mean we’re giving up to point out the flaws occurred as we have witnessed during the poll voting process.

May I just clarify, I can only speak for myself being a fan of Kim Hyun Joong I gracefully accept being defeated. But the matters which I have pointed out from day one pertaining to Mnet voting polls system remain questionable on Mnet’s credibility in conducting this voting polls and the competition itself. In short right from the very start, at the middle of the voting and until at its award ceremony, not to mention the voting manipulation occurred in the last few days of voting period I was already pointing the flaws that I noticed and would just like to put it on record.

In my recent article Final Battle, I mentioned that I was hoping that would be the last article that I will be talking about Mnet. But as of yesterday June 28, which is the award ceremony I can’t help but to raise another questions to Mnet!! The winners were given their awards and I would like to congratulate all the winners. Here it is may I share with you the lists of winners:

MNET LINK CLICK HERE>(http://kormore.com/2012/06/28/winners-from-the-mnet-20s-choice-2012/)

Many fans took by surprise as winners were announced, not that the winners are not deserving, please don’t get me wrong, I was just so confused, or maybe I failed to understand the Mnet rules in winning in this competition!! I can’t help but ask myself again, have I missed something? Well maybe I did!! Here are some list of winners which I would like to point out as an example:

1. Drama Star…..1st place @ polls – Yoona……….Winner – Ha Ji Min (3rd placer @ polls)

2. On Line Music.1st placer @polls- Seven……Winner – Busker Busker (4th place @polls)

3. 20’s Performance…1st placer @polls……Winner – Hyun A (4th placer @polls)

I’m quite aware that the criteria for winning is 50% poll votes, 30% special judge, 20% research, whatever this mean. And there’s a policy of no-show no award, which means if the winning artist is not present at the ceremony, the award shall not be given to the artist!! So now I could not see any logic here. Or maybe the rules of this entire game was not clear enough for me to understand!!

There were 17 categories so this means there has to be 17 winners. Majority of those who took the first place at the polls did not win, in fact there were 10 artist took the first place at the polls but they are not considered winners. Only 7 contenders made it to the top no.1 and winners by judging at the same time, plus attendance!!! My God this is like a high school competition!! If you’re absent you don’t get a grade and fail in the subject!!!

You can see just from the example above, most of the winners are not even at the 2nd place but at the last rank at the polls. It seems to me, that I can imagine during the day of that ceremony, it’s like from Mnet saying “Are you available? Those who are present in this ceremony please raise your hand and we’ll make you a winner”!!

There were many comments saying some of the winners are undeserving, well I barely know these winners so I can not justify if they are deserving or not. But with this kind of system, no-show no award, I could probably think they are undeserving, if just by the mere presence at the ceremony would make an artist a winner!!  Unlike in many prestigious awards, whether an artist is present or not at the ceremony the award shall be given to the deserving artist.

And so what is the purpose of conducting a voting polls if the winners had already been decided? To think that even voting manipulation at the Mnet occurred and with this kind of award ceremony, well I can only laugh at this!!!

And that reminds me, yesterday a graph pertaining to this voting manipulation or vote rigging was circulated within the internet that I’m so please about, to have another proof of cheating within JGS camp. And I read a lot of bashing and negative comments from their camp. Well, of course this is a natural initial reaction from his fans. But mind me this is not about winning or losing, this is about principle in any competition that cheating is never allowed and yet is still happening.

It was clearly stated with the graph that was shown was not intended to destroy anyone but to call on the attention of those concern that this cheating scheme vote rigging occurred during the period of voting is a wrong doing. The graph came from China I think and I just hope it was already being forwarded to Mnet since this is their concern too as this vote rigging occurred during Mnet poll voting.

This was the third time it happened, first at Yahoo Buzz in 2010 contenders between Kim Hyun Joong and Jang Geun Suk, then followed at Seoul Drama Awards in 2011 contenders between Park Yoo Chun and Jang Geun Suk, finally Mnet 2012 by contenders Kim Hyun Joong, Girl’s Generation and Jang Geun Suk. Now Jang Geun Suk has always been involved in this rigging votes every year and this has to stop for once and for all. Because of some fans whoever within JGS camp has been doing this, would reflect on the idol which is the natural consequence of wrong doings of just a few that may affect the entire JGS camp.

Wrong doings have to be exposed so as to keep everyone aware that these things do happen and has to be stopped. It’s been three consecutive years that this vote rigging kept occurring and quite surprisingly it involve to only one artist JGS and this is too much of a coincident which is obviously not a coincidence at all, seeing from the proofs everything was patterned!!

And mind me this incident started in June 10 as the group Beast dropped to no.5 rank, as JGS eaten up over 50,000 votes and took over no.4 rank at 4am. Then followed again on June 12 between 1-4am KST KHJ we dropped to no.4 rank. For my regular readers if you remember I suggested not to cast your votes during this period 1am-4am KST, because it will only be eaten up by machine or robot of JGS. It was already starting that time for three consecutive nights. And many fans had witnessed it since many were still on-line at twitter to monitor Mnet. And after that, JGS robot changed their eating time in the afternoon and one or two incident in the evening that we dropped to no.4 rank.

As towards the end of the polls JGS took over no.2 while dropping Girl’s Generation at no.3 two days before poll closing there was a gap of 37,000 after JGS eaten up over a hundred votes from Girl’s Generation in less than one hour, I’m just wondering why was it that JGS stopped its operation when they are most capable of eating up all 30,000 vote gap in just a matter of minutes. I was very sure they were intending to take the top rank but hesitated. And there was still a generous time period of almost 8 hours before the closing polls. Why?? Why did you stop?

I think the robot miscalculated the time when they attack on Girl’s Generation, expecting to be given another multiple voting period that evening to take advantage, but there was none. Or JGS camp simply can sense that everyone already knows the vote rigging and so they stopped. Well, whatever the reason, it doesn’t matter anymore. What matters now is to letting JGS camp know that everyone already knows this vote rigging coming from their camp and this is very damaging to their idol. Whether JGS himself is aware about this vote rigging or not doesn’t matter anymore because the damage had already been done.

I do hope this graph will keep circulating all over. Once a burglar gets into our house, isn’t it the first thing that happens is that our burglar alarm turns on making a loud noise that can wake everyone at home even the neighbors? I think that is the intention of the graph to circulate. Make noise expose the wrong doing so that whoever is doing this would hopefully stop. If not then extend the noise to the media which I believe can even be louder than our voice.

Again this article expresses my sentiments and pointing out flaws that I have noticed from Mnet voting polls from the beginning in June 7 until the ending in June 28, I have stressed out those flaws as I have written in my daily articles. This is not about winning or losing of our idols, but learning from it and scrutinizing the poll system as to how it was conducted that created a lot flaws. Mnet’s credibility is now in question and I would say both the fans and idols were victimized by the wrong system in conducting its on line voting polls and the voting manipulation by others just to get to the top.

There just have to be changes so as not to allow cheating in this on line voting by Mnet. We learned a good lesson out of this on line voting system, although this matter should not discourage us to do our part in voting for our idol. In fact there another voting polls being currently conducted entitled “Which Artist Best Represent K-Pop during the First Half of the year 2012”. Go on we will vote since Hyun Joong’s name and photo again is at the chart and mind me, the robot is again on the chart!!! Beware!!

To be a winner or loser both takes the honor for doing their best effort in any game or competition. To be a part of it, to unite, for me this is all that matters. That we fans for once are united in ONLY ONE  Kim Hyun Joong….

                                                                                                  LazerKim here writing

Photo credits as tagged KHJean14 thanks

CLICK HERE TO VOTE>(http://www.kpopstarz.com/poll/result5.htm)

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Kim Hyun Joong… [article] ACTION STAR

 By: LazerKim          Yesterday Kim Hyun Joong played the soccer games with the FC men and as I watch the video footage and seeing Hyun Joong at the soccer field again released my stressful week that I’m happy to see him running over the soccer field totally fresh, energetic and handsome as always!! I’m glad to see Hyun Joong on his relaxing period to hit the soccer field again before he gets to down to his filming of his up-coming drama City Conquest. The cast for this drama had finally been completed and revealed. All set to get started filming.

In a news update, yesterday the leading lady for the up-coming drama City Conquest was finally revealed, here may I share the update pertaining to Hyun Joong’s leading lady:

Jung Yu-mi adds “City Conquest” to her growing TV series resume

LINK>(http://www.kstar10.com/view.htm?idxno=2012062717291740673)

Korean actress Jung Yu-mi has been set to play the female lead in a forthcoming TV series starring Kim Hyun-joong, according to her agency Neos Entertainment on Wednesday.

A rep from Neos told 10Asia that Jung has signed on to play the role of Lee Dan-bi, a jewelry designer, in “City Conquest.”

Having gone dealt wth a crowned prince from the Joseon Dynasty and an architect in her latter two shows, SBS’ “Rooftop Prince” (2012) and “Thousand Days Promise” (2011), she will now be confronted with a man seeking revenge on society.

“Jung was looking forward in starring in this production because she wanted to show the audience a different side of herself as an actress from her previous works,” the official explained.

Adapted from the comic book of the same title by Shin Hyung-bin, the forthcoming series will focus on how Baek Mir (Kim) blames his father for leaving their family and decides to get revenge on things that drove his family into destruction.

The series will also co-star actor Nam Goong-min, who starred in MBC’s weekend series “Can You Hear My Heart.”

Jung made her debut in a commercial in 2003 and has since played minor roles in several TV series and movies. She became a household name after portraying a scornful ex-girlfriend in SBS’ “Thousand Days Promise” last year and in SBS’ “Rooftop Prince” alongside Park Yuchun.

Source: Kstar10                               >>END<<

 

I have watched Jung Yoo Mi at Dong Yi as supporting actress for this drama, I watched a portion of Rooftop Prince which I think she’s a good actress and I never thought she was the same actress as in Dong Yi. I’m not really familiar with Korean actress nor have known their names, but this actress I think had played different roles from her drama project and honestly I think she has many faces, meaning she looks different from all her dramas. Now I can’t help to research on her further or recall her from the dramas I watched, actually she caught my curiosity!

And there’s Kim Seung-Woo, who played the role of hotel general manager in the drama with Bae Yong Joon as he played the second lead actor. He is indeed a good actor, a veteran I should say. He’ll be playing the role of father to Bae Mi Reu who is the lead character of course by Kim Hyun Joong and Nam Goon Min. Since the main cast for this drama had been revealed as the much anticipated drama shall start filming this coming July, here’s the update pertaining to the filming schedule.

CITY CONQUEST WILL HAVE ITS FIRST SHOOTING AT TOKYO ON JULY 10

Translation: ss501ode.blogspot.com

In particular, it was let known that shooting will take place in upcoming July starting first in Japan, then Myanmar, Singapore, France, etc. Feverish responses from many asian countries’ fans and related personnel includes their pleading requests to do shooting at their cities.

Not just that, there is also an unending amount of requests for the drama’s actors who will be visiting the respective countries for shooting to carry out fanmeetings and other promotions there, too.

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Kim Hyun Joong shall be having a scheduled filming at Myanmar, which is a welcome news to his fans from Myanmar and some are requesting for fan meeting upon his visit to the country for filming. Well, I do hope the request will be granted, and surely his fans will be thrilled!!

And so, now we know who are the casts for Hyun Joong’s up-coming drama, someone was saying lucky for the leading lady to have Hyun Joong in this drama. Well this is just a part of their job it’s actually nothing with them, but for us fans the important thing is for us to watch Hyun Joong on small screen again doing drama. It’s been quite a while now since the last drama he did and it’s high time for him to have another chance and this drama is something new for us fans as Hyun Joong shall be showing the other side of himself as a real man.

Whoever is there to work on Hyun Joong’s drama, we shall support, I can only speak for myself I think the cast for City Conquest are good actors, since I have watched them in their previous dramas and I think they showed excellent potential. There’s still a bit long wait before this drama would be aired in S.Korea, nevertheless there are still many activities of Hyun Joong in between schedule that we can look forward to.

In another update, at Mnet  Voting Polls which had finally ended last night and shall be airing its award ceremony tonight June 28th, Super Junior finally made it to the top. May I extend my Congratulations to the group and their loving fans who also fought the battle to bring their idol to the top, Congratulations!!

And I feel so deeply sorry for the fans of Girl’s Generation. Yesterday was such a sad day for their fans as Girl’s Generation finally ended up at the 3rd rank. I have seen how their votes were eaten up by the robots, and I can just shut my eyes in dismay. The group had been sitting on the top rank no.1 for weeks, it dropped at no.2 for another week and in barely one day the 2nd rank was taken from the group, and fell to rank no.3.

If we, Kim Hyun Joong fans were badly hurt seeing our votes just vanish out of nowhere, what more to the fans of Girl’s Generation. If ever the fans of Girl’s Generation complains to what happen at Mnet Polls I shall join in to support the fans, since it happened to us Kim Hyun Joong fans too. I’m still hoping that Mnet would look into this matter seriously, and that’s all I have to say to Mnet. As we leave this incident in the past, we learn from it, we forgive but never forget to mark where we learned.

Well, apparently Hyun Joong shall be having a tight schedule this coming July which is just around the corner. Hyun Joong had been busy with his action school in preparation to City Conquest and this will the birth of a new action star of another side of Kim Hyun Joong. We will soon meet another kind of real man in different image in different character but definitely the same ONLY ONE Kim Hyun Joong!!

But may I just say that, among the Korean drama preparation, I think this drama is one of the most anticipated. Prior to filming, it already made a huge sales from the international market. I have been a drama addict for the past years and this is the first time for me to have read such an overwhelming news for an actor and its truly happening not just for promotional purposes but written facts.

What’s with the Kim Hyun Joong’s name that its power rings so loud globally?? I guess I don’t need to broadcast the fact that Kim Hyun Joong is indeed a true Global Star after all!! I don’t think I need an Mnet polls to prove it, what we see is what we get, what we see are purely facts in Kim Hyun Joong. After fighting over the robots at Mnet, next will be fight against the insects, so alien prepare our insecticides to fleet the bugs away!!!

I’m done again for this day, we’re back to our normal lives, quite recently we experienced some stressful challenge and now as we move on forward as we continue to love and support the ONLY ONE Kim Hyun Joong…… as the new ACTION STAR

LazerKim here writing

Photo credits updates KHJean14, thanks. Fan arts by Lina Perez thanks.

Kim Hyun Joong… [article] FINAL BATTLE

By: LazerKim        The final count down is on as the clock starts to tick, aliens rush to the war field to face the Final Battle. I honestly hope this will be the last article that I’ll be talking about Mnet. It’s so strange that as I woke up yesterday morning all the four contenders were given 1% gap and it also follows in other categories. I can’t help to think, what is this game that Mnet shows this time, to prove its credibility of its voting polls? By showing a neck to neck battle?

At the last minute count is when the magic happens. Well this isn’t it new to me anymore after reading the news about the polls in the past 2010 and 2011. But I think this year is the worst as I have witnessed over thousand votes stolen in just a matter of seconds. This is just my sentiment that I want to burst it out put a period on it but I shall never forget, it was a nightmare for a rookie like myself to have seen and witnessed.

Before this Mnet voting polls came into the picture, I have been writing to protect Hyun Joong from his critics, detractor, stalkers, media rumors ect., but now I realise we also have to protect him from cheaters at polls that I never realize that there’s such thing at on line voting. So maybe I also would be thankful for getting involve in this polls only then that I discovered there’s such cheating even worse than in 2010 and 2011 in huge number of votes that I don’t think manual human effort can possibly make it possible.

These past days I have been focus with monitoring Mnet polls that I have neglected even to read my comment box, and it was only last night that I had the chance to. I have two fans from my comments box with two different views about this polls. One is I believe a veteran fan and one is from a rookie fan. And I would like to share their views with you that some fans may have the same opinion.

From a veteran fan:

It seems pointless to wonder why he was included in the list with groups – the only answer mnet is providing is that all 5 nominees held tours outside of Korea in several countries in 2012 to justify the name Global star. So it has nothing to do being in groups or solo. And also it seems pointless to say so many times that voting is bogus – it always was and always will be. We knew it before – especially during Yahoo. Everyone knew that fans from both sides Yoochon’s and ours created multiple accounts to vote because without it we couldn’t win. We learned the way how to vote quicker and faster to outmanevre the yahoo system. So in all honesty we cannot say that was fair, so it doesn’t seem right to say that other fandoms cheat more or our less. Everyone is playing by their own rules now. Let’s not be hypocrites and call just ourselves fair and squire. Because at the end of the day we do everything to let our our favorite star to win – we create mulltiple accounts whether it’s fair or not.

LazerKim Viewpoint:

Ms Veteran, I respect your opinion, it is yours, with all due respect may I just state my point which I think is not pointless as you mentioned. First, a ten-year old kid can identify the difference between a solo and a group. In every competition there has to be criteria in choosing contenders, if it’s a group competition then gather the groups qualified to compete, and if this is a soloist competition then all contenders should qualify as soloist.

As the veteran fan mentioned the 5 nominees should have held tours outside Korea to justify the name Global Star. Among the contenders there were two soloist, so what happen to the other groups who had concert tours in 2012 even beyond Asia, are they not qualified? How can a competition be called credible if there is a mismatch. This has been my sentiment right from the start and it’s not pointless.

Ms. Veteran mentioned about having multiple account, here’s my question. In having the multiple account is it possible to cast over 1,000 votes in seconds? Because this was what happened in this current polls, in certain time of the day, votes just appear increasing  thousands in 3 to 4 seconds. A fan voted and she was surprised Hyun Joong scored 160 and Jang Geun Suk scored 4,800 in just one single vote, can you beat that?

And may I just emphasize that among all the five contenders it’s only Jang Geun Suk has that speed in eating up votes. Can this be done by multiple account manually? The other night JGS was able to put up a gap of 10,000 votes in less than 30min. I’m not a computer wiz on the contrary I’m a computer illiterate. Can multiple account afford to cast vote in time in just seconds? These are my questions. Is laying out sentiment be called a hypocrite as you mentioned? And would you call this fair and square?? I’m just asking.

From a rookie fan in response to Ms. Veteran:

It seems to me you are a veteran fan who knows a lot about this online voting. Maybe that’s why all these seems pointless to you now. But we are unlike you. And we are not pointing all these complains & sentiments out of hypocrisy. Because apparently we are not doing the same thing as you guys been doing. We are rookies,most probably not a computer genius. But we are not about to play along being the stupid fools. We demand answers so at least we know how this game being played.

Is there any fair game played when the rules is not clearly provided to both sides? And because one is playing by its own rule everyone simply regarded all the same? And one more thing if creating multiple accounts can be a matched as equal to those machines that swallowed up thousands more,than a mere multiple accounts could have. What’s your logic in it.? Will you call it fair & square?. Sorry, but maybe to those who share your point of view regarding this matter it seems pointless. But to us it is not as simple as that.

Sometimes the more one said she already knows ,the more she don’t really know. And we learned our lesson well through this voting without losing the integrity of Kim Hyun Joong. Btw..May I also add that I don’t buy that kind of reasoning Mnet has provided to justify themselves in gathering their nominees in Global Star category. Their answer only raised more doubts and questions on its credibility. And it’s not pointless to make them known and realize that we are seeing the flaws,taking notes and not simply playing along with it!

LazerKim Viewpoint:

This is another sentiment from another rookie dan thanks for sharing. I don’t know how others may feel about the polls but when you’re actually there in front of the monitor every single minute, you would see the turn out of votes and you can just shut your eyes out of disbelief, how the votes of every single fan would just be stolen just like that.

Maybe because we are rookies and we were not around that time in 2010- 2011, and to admit this was the first time we have ever encountered such on-line voting. And it may be pointless to say bogus all the time, as Ms. Veteran mentioned it’s been this bogus ever since and yes now we experienced, we wouldn’t know unless we get ourselves involve in the voting polls.

I remember when I wrote an article about Kim Hyun Joong and Jang Geun Suk, I did a brief research about JGS and I came across the word Auto Clicker from other blogs and that was the nickname given to him. I was wondering why but didn’t pay too much attention to it. Now I understand because I read the word Auto Clicker again among the news write-up about this fraud in 2010 and 2011 as JGS was involved with.

One of the fans wrote in my comment box and she was saying upon reading the name JGS as contender, all she can recall is the fraud occurred in the past years, as she hoped it won’t happen again, but it did in this current polls. Three consecutive years, JGS camp or some fans whoever had been doing this manipulation, I am not the least convince that JGS is not aware about this since he is an active internet user as he said. He must have read the reports about on line cheating and that his name is involve. I would like to know what actions had been taken after that polls?

Honestly, I’m in a tight dilemma this time after I have discovered all about this fraud. It is very likely that Hyun Joong may be nominated again in this kind of polls. The company conducting this voting polls should really think hard on how they can make this polls as credible as they can.

And so may I suggest the following: Set the rules, information dissemination should be clear on their ruling, criteria in selecting contenders should be transparent, as rules in voting should be clear enough that a 12-year-old kid can understand, rules in counting the votes should be clear and once the rules had been set, restrictions should be strictly followed by the voters. Allow no loop holes that fraud can be set forth. In short there should be an absolute transparency. And finally those artists who has a history of voting fraud in such polls should be eliminated as contender.

I sincerely hope this would be looked into by Mnet, I have sent them the article that talks about Mnet and personally wrote them via email. I would probably know if this matters had looked into if there may be changes for the better on their next year’s voting polls, if ever there may be. I hope something can be done to enhance transparency in the voting polls.

What worries me this time is that, as young as a 12-year-old fan can vote and what good can it led to the young ones if this internet will only teach them how to cheat. I honestly hope Hyun Joong will not be a victim of such poll voting again, because this is the second and I don’t think it’s fair to have it for the third time around. As I mentioned in my other article whenever Hyun Joong is nominated we fans will support no matter what. But I do hope people who are conducting these voting polls would not take advantage of the fans that will only lead them to cheat just to bring their idols on top.

How I wish I can say this to Hyun Joong’s agent and respectfully suggest as well since poll voting is still a part in protecting  Hyun Joong since his name and photo is on the chart being a nominee. I think the agent has a say on this matter, by making sure that every voting polls Hyun Joong may be nominated is credible enough. I think Hyun Joong’s agent can reject such nomination in protection to Hyun Joong’s integrity and his fans as well. Because fans will be tied up in their commitment to support Hyun Joong. How I wish I can be heard.

At Mnet Kim Hyun Joong now at the 4th rank and Jang Geun Suk took over the 3rd rank and still gaining running after the 2nd rank in such a speed. Last night I did monitor his votes and I would say it was brilliantly done!! The 1000 vote per second occurred again and I would say, he has the capability to chase after rank no.2 and on the last-minute take over the top rank.  This manipulation should be stopped and this matter should be exposed  so as to keep our awareness of what is actually happening at the polls.

Yesterday as I was browsing, I came across a message from JGS agent giving warning to JGS fans about giving gifts to him. It was said there was an incident that his fan threw a gift to his head that caused him injury. I was quite surprised by what I have read, and so now I wouldn’t wonder if some of his fans may be a part of this cheating activity at Mnet polls. How would a fan hurt her idol?? This only goes to show that there is no mutual respect between him and his fans.

Now I can’t help compare that any Hyun Joong fans in Korea can easily hand in their gifts and letters directly to Hyun Joong at the airport, and there was never been a problem with that. Why is that? Because there is a clear mutual respect between Hyun Joong and his fans. Why would a fan hurt her idol? This is just unbelievable but since JGS’s agent was the one who wrote the rules in handling gift to JGS then it must be true that his fan actually hurt him. OMG!!

Now as we face the final battle of this voting polls, we continue with the fight as we are committed to support Hyun Joong till the very last minute of voting. It will only then we can say, mission accomplished and job well done. We may not able to bring Hyun Joong to the top rank but the most important thing is we were able to unite, did our best effort in voting diligently, protecting the Prince from the cheaters and we learned out of this activity by getting involve.

There were times we felt discourage out of defeat by being cheated, but we can always face other idol fans head on with the pride that we accomplished our commitment in the most dignified way of supporting Kim Hyun Joong. Acceptance of defeat is a virtue, to face another future battle with stronger courage is a challenge.

As we face this final battle, we continue casting our vote with a smile this time as we do it for the last time with love for Kim Hyun Joong….

                                                                                                      LazerKim here writing.

Photo credits as tagged, KHJean14, thanks!

MNET LINK CLICK HERE>(http://global.mnet.com/choice/rating.m?choiceLang=en&clk=)

Kim Hyun Joong… [article] LAST FIGHTS!!

By: LazerKim         There are barely two days left to go to end up the Global Mnet poll voting as Kim Hyun Joong being nominated under he category Global Star. Win or lose for us fans Kim Hyun Joong remains the Global Star in our hearts, we all know he’s one and only deserving star for the title. We Aliens continue to vote and guard our votes till the very last-minute of the polls as it ends tomorrow June 27.

Last night Hyun Joong drop to no. 4 again and SuperJunior went up to no.1. And again after gaining 91,000 vote we lost it again. It took almost 7 hours to regain a gap of of 9,000, and we lost it again that JGS took over no.3 rank. But surprisingly JGS was able to gain a gap of 10,000 in less than 30mins. What more with losing over a hundred thousand votes in less than an hour. It was not only me who witnessed this sudden dropped of votes many fans had seen it too. Can anyone tell me how can this be done?

As of this morning as I woke Hyun Joong is back to no.3 with a very slim gap, and again back to no.4 at around 10am and so with Girls Generation back to no.2. This really seem like a roller coaster now. Is Mnet playing games with the fans now? The four contenders were given 1% gap from each contender and we barely have today and tomorrow to cast our votes, so let’s just play the game of Mnet and get over done with, we keep voting the normal way we do it!!

As a rookie or a new fan what have I learned in this voting polls? Majority of my readers are new fans of Hyun Joong and I admit on-line voting is new to most of us. They said one will not learn if she will not give it a try to get involve and experience is a part learning. It’s like in a close door room you wouldn’t know what’s in the room if you will not get inside that room to find out what’s in there. The same thing applies when we try to get involve in this Mnet poll voting and indeed I’ve learned and discovered a lot. Good for me since I’m not a computer genius, on the contrary I’m a computer illiterate!!

I got so many questions that I would like to find answers, and maybe this is just natural for a rookie like myself who is filled with curiosity pertaining to this voting polls. I have been wondering as to how Mnet or any voting polls earn out of this poll voting? And until now I’m still at lost on how the votes are counted? Does the Mnet lack transparency, or have I miss a lot out of the ruling on how this game is being played? Is on line voting credible enough in weighing a star popularity? I don’t think so!!

With everything transpired in the last three weeks, I have learned a lot be it something to be enjoyed about or something to be sad about. But most of all what I have seen among Kim Hyun Joong fans is unity and how they fight this battle without losing their dignity in voting. I have seen sincere concern about the polls getting involve, religiously cast their votes everyday and most of all, a stronger friendship among the fans were built. There is coordination and cooperation among the fans in taking turns with monitoring Mnet movement, and at night time we take turns in guarding.

We may not be able to do anything about the machine to be controlled but by just being involve in monitoring on how this robot works we somehow learn something good or not so good it is still an experience. Maybe the essence of togetherness and unity during this period is what we rookies will always remember, the lessons we learned out of this activity, good or not so good.

As a new fan, we may be ignorant about how this polls work but we are with sincerity in casting our votes just the same intent and passion as the veterans. Well we have today and tomorrow to cast our votes, Mnet may be offering a roller coaster ride, then let’s enjoy the ride and just keep on voting till the last minute. Win or lose we are still the winners because we have an idol who is truly deserving of our love and support. We have nothing to regret about because we have done what we fans ought to do in a dignified way.

Kim Hyun Joong is always a winner in our hearts. We continue with the fight and we do this out of sincere effort and always stay courageous in Protecting the Prince.

                                                                                                     LazerKim here writing

Photo credit as tagged, KHJean14 thanks!

Kim Hyun Joong… [article] RED ALERT

By: LazerKim            To Kim Hyun Joong fans who are active twitters, Red Alert means the robots which are our enemies are coming our way to eat up the votes we have cast at Mnet voting polls. By this time we are already aware about these robots and to which camp it’s coming from. Yesterday we had another red alert at around 2pm-2:30pm, we had a vote gap of 54,514 votes at 2:03pm as last reported prior to the attack and this gap slide down to 17:676 at 2:30pm, meaning we lost as much as 36,838 votes in 30min.

As this attack occur, I was asking myself, are we gonna have this attack everyday until the 27th of this month? The recent two days the attack occur on Friday and Saturday at 4-5pm at the same time, now they change it, because they knew we already know what time they intend to attack. Since Friday until now I have been closely monitoring the five contenders under the Global Star category, and so far it is only Jang Geun Suk who has such speed in changing votes by seconds and in huge figure as 1,000 votes per second as minimum.

I have been hearing rumors about the past on line voting, and indeed there were magic! And since I’m new fan of Kim Hyun Joong, this is the first time for me to get myself involve in this on line voting, I ask the veteran fans what transpired in the past years during poll voting. They mentioned to me the case of Jang Geun Suk and shared some written facts which I would like to share to the new fans. There was indeed fraud on the camp of Jang Geun Suk over the past years 2010, 2011, and 2012 what we are experiencing at present had already happened in the past years. In short, history repeating!!. I gathered news write ups information as to what transpired during the time Jang Geun Suk camp cheated or manipulated the voting polls.

1. [INFO] Suspect Voting Changes for Seoul Drama Awards Adversely Affecting Yoochun   LINK CLICK HERE>(http://jyj3.net/2011/08/15/info-suspect-voting-changes-for-seoul-drama-awards-adversely-affecting-yoochun/)

2. Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards” under fire for suspicious poll results   LINK CLICK HERE>(http://www.allkpop.com/2010/12/yahoo-asia-buzz-awards-under-fire-for-suspicious-poll-results)

3. Kim Hyun Joong – Yahoo Buzz Voting Trends & Screen Captures  LINK CLICK HERE >(http://babyvfan.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/kim-hyun-joong-yahoo-buzz-voting-trends-screen-captures/)

Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards” under fire for suspicious poll results

A controversy has recently been surrounding the ’2010 Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards’, as many fans are doubting the legitimacy of its online voting system.

Between November 8th and the 30th, Yahoo has been conducting an online poll for three categories:‘Korean Male Buzz Star’, ‘Korean Female Buzz Star’ and ‘Asia’s Buzz Star‘.

The problem that had caught the attention of sharp fans is that the poll results for some nominees had either taken a sharp rise or drop in a spontaneous fashion. For instance, in the ‘Male Buzz Star’ category, Jang Geun Suk‘s poll results saw sharp rises and falls at a continuous rate, while a considerable number of votes for Kim Hyun Joong dropped unexepectedly.

Consequently, many netizens are suspecting the poll results to have a substantial error in voting calculations.

Fans have become even more angered by Yahoo’s lack of investigation on this matter, who merely called it a simple ‘server error’. Netizens commented, “The globally acknowledged Yahoo doesn’t want to be humiliated in public, which is why they are ignoring the hard work of the fans”, “I want to rebuke Yahoo for their lack of action regarding this issue.”

Responding to such criticism, a representative of Yahoo Korea explained on December 2nd, “There was a problem with the server overloading, however, we have not been able to confirm a manipulation of the poll results. We are still inspecting the reasons behind these errors.”

They carefully continued, “We cannot reveal a correct set of poll results without fully completing our investigation. We cannot confirm anything for now.”

Meanwhile, according to the online poll results on the site, Jang Geun Suk ranked 1st place for the ‘Male Buzz Star’ category for this year’s ‘Buzz Awards’.

Source: Newsen     LINK CLICK HERE>( http://www.allkpop.com/2010/12/yahoo-asia-buzz-awards-under-fire-for-suspicious-poll-results)

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Here’s another analysis from BabyVfan’s Blog:

Kim Hyun Joong – Yahoo Buzz Voting Trends & Screen Captures

LINK CLICK HERE>(http://babyvfan.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/kim-hyun-joong-yahoo-buzz-voting-trends-screen-captures/)

LazerKim Viewpoint

I may be a computer illiterate, I may not have graphs to show what I have observed at Mnet voting polls, but I think a simple common sense and observation may be enough to identify a fraud. But reading from these facts I can conclude that the same thing is currently happening at Mnet under the Global Star category on Jang Geun Suk vote counts. And I think it’s the same team from the same Jang Geun Suk camp who’s trying to manipulate the polls.

I read from somewhere that JGS is quite active at the internet, in fact he has his own twitter account. Therefore I think it’s impossible for him not to know all these facts I have shared with you, because it’s all over the internet. Now I couldn’t understand why is this still happening? Haven’t he done anything about this that similar incident is happening again? That as if every year every time there’s gonna be an on line voting this incident will happen again and again?

I wonder, if he has a knowledge that cheating on his side occur in the previous years, I can’t help ask myself doesn’t JGS have confidence in his fans that they will support him in the most honest way? Or if this is his some fans doing, this only goes to show that the fans doubted that their idol will not win if they will not cheat. And this is so frustrating, because you’re stealing the votes of other idols from all the effort of their fans and this is totally unfair. There may be just a few fans doing this I don’t mean to generalized.

I have witnessed how the JGS camp stole those votes and you know what, it hurts for us Kim hyun Joong fans to see our votes being stolen by JGS camp. We are all fans here, we want to see our idols to receive an award and this is one present that we can give him which is priceless. So where is the integrity of  being a fan if what you’re giving to your idol is something obtained from cheating? Or if JGS has the knowledge about this cheating, then I would ask, wow, is this your way to show to the world that you are the most popular Hallyu star? I repeat, I’m just asking. As I mentioned in my article yesterday Fight Back, this will reflect on JGS done by a few of his fans, that other innocent fans can be affected.

I just remember, one time Hyun Joong was saying, his fans would apologized to him if his fans were not able to bring him to the top, and Hyun Joong would respond, “It’s alright, it’s not your fault, I will work harder to be deserving to win next time”. After reading these facts that I have shared you I can imagine how hurt Hyun Joong fans were that time.

Voting is a fan’s effort with the sincere hope to bring her idol right on that stage to receive a priceless award that we fans can give to him. And it will only be stolen by others, I would say it’s disgusting, because I personally experienced and witnessed how fast our votes were eaten up in huge figures in seconds. As I mentioned in my other article, the feeling is like being in a hospital ICU and trying to save a life that I can not do anything to save a life. That is exactly how it feels seeing all those votes coming from the fans effort and would just be stolen by others who wants to be on top the easiest way.

I brought up this matter not for sour grape but to point out some wrong doings which I think  has to be straighten up. I wouldn’t be just sitting around and watch these monsters eat up our votes, I think it is just right to let every fan know about what’s going on around Mnet voting polls. And for the new fans which majority of my readers are, that I would not want to blind you or mislead you just to encourage you to keep voting.

But to allow you to see that these things do happen and for us to be aware and learn from it. I do not have any idea whatever happened to these written facts I have shared but I do hope Mnet would look into these matters. With Yahoo Buzz I think the organization took actions and change the system in poll voting, that’s why they had a smooth voting polls last year. Well, that’s what I heard from the veteran fans since they have monitored the polls last year.

I would just want to say, I’m honored and very proud being a Kim Hyun Joong fan, that I made right in my choice of idol. And so Alien we continue with the battle against the robots, we have three days left to go to vote and to guard our votes. If there’s a call for RED ALERT, we hold our votes for a while, make noise to keep everyone alert that the robots are on their attack and so that other fans can tune in to Mnet current ranking and observe how the robots eat up our votes. As I always say, do not be discourage just go on voting till the very last minute of June 27th.

We fight till the end and Protect the Prince. All for the love of Kim Hyun Joong….

                                                                                                           LazerKim here writing

Credits:  JYJ3, Babyvfan, Allkpop and KHJean14, thanks!

MNET LINK CLICK HERE>(http://global.mnet.com/choice/rating.m?langCd=en&clk=)

Kim Hyun Joong… [article] FIGHT BACK

By: LazerKim         Yesterday afternoon around 4pm was a nightmare Kim Hyun Joong dropped to no.4 rank at Global Mnet and Jang Geun Suk taking the rank no.3. Although it did not last longer than one hour, the alien came to the rescue and immediately got busy voting for Hyun Jong. And was able to regain our rank at no.3 and at 12 midnight we were able to regain a gap of over 16,000. From the time I started writing for Hyun Joong, it was the very first time I really got furious, but tried to control anger because I do not want to be a loser.

Yesterday all I did was to monitor the Mnet since there were not much updates about Hyun Joong. At 4:12pm our gap was 95,942 and it was around this time that I posted Mnet rank at the twitter and when I went back to Mnet right after I posted, I immediately notice abrupt movement at Jang Geun Suk of 969 increase in vote, which is very unusual for just a matter of seconds, then followed by a huge 5,308, in just 5sec. And preceded by not less than 1,000 vote in 5sec, can you imagine that? I check on the gap it went down to 82,174, in a matter of 10min we lost 13,768. I had everything recorded including the time. In less than 30min we lost over 95,000 vote gap.

Since the time I noticed the dropping I immediately twit what’s going on at Mnet so that other fans who might be on-line can also observe the dropping which is remarkably fast. Dropping started to slow down at around 5pm and Jang Geun Suk took over the no.3 rank. This incident was really dirty, I was just so relieved many fans were on-line that time and had witness how our votes were eaten up by JGS robots. The other day the same incident happened at the same time between 4pm-5pm, it started at 4:12pm to be exact and at the same figure over 90,000 votes were eaten up.

In this incident, it’s obvious that the polls has been manipulated by whoever, which means it’s either Mnet or Jang Geun Suk camp or his fans. I wouldn’t want to pass judgement it’s just that the manipulation is too obvious. The speed in changes was remarkably fast not to notice by anyone for that matter.  And I would feel sorry for Jang Geun Suk’s name, if ever he wins, his winning is no longer credible. I can only speak for myself but right on that spot seeing how fast the changes were, I became unfairly furious with Jang Geun Suk because I know he doesn’t know anything about this obvious manipulation made by others.

I just hope Jang Geun Suk fans or Mnet, whoever is manipulating this fraud would realize the implications of losing credibility. Well, for me Mnet had just lost its credibility. But this definitely is not fair to Jang Geun Suk, specially if this was done by his fans. This matter will only destroy your idol and it will hurt him of course. I can see Jang Geun Suk is a decent man and a true veteran artist. I’m sure he wouldn’t want to receive an award out of fraud, specially if many fans from other camps had seen the obvious manipulation. I’m not accusing on the contrary I’m stating facts.

May I appeal to whoever is manipulating this on-line voting to yield and think about what you are doing. May I just express what I felt, yesterday it made me think Jang Geun Suk seemed to be desperate to get to no.3 rank and so rely on desperate measures which is cheating. Right at that moment I want to tell his fans, you want this rank? Okay then go and eat it!! I might as well hand it to you so as not to create unnecessary war, because I will never go down to your level of wrong doings. See? This thought is not fair to Jang Geun Suk but would you blame me to have such thoughts, if you’re being faced with such manipulation right before your eyes?

Many fans had been saying that these on line voting has always been manipulated, this goes for Yahoo Buzz in the previous years as well. I just hope Hyun Joong will not be nominated anymore if this game is just full of manipulation, anyway Hyun Joong had already bagged in a lot of trophies from Yahoo Buzz. And so with Mnet I hope he will not be nominated too since Mnet had already lost its credibility if Mnet would continue with this unfair system. I have read from another blog that this is the worse on line poll voting ever specially this year. Well, to see is to believe and I have seen it now.

Nevertheless, we will go on with the fight, as I always say, be it bogus or not, be it clean voting or dirty games, I will not leave Hyun Joong with these monsters!! No one and nothing should stop us now to fight back whenever these manipulators and cheaters get out of hand. They may succeed on their dirty works, but eventually they will fall apart. Anything that is being done the easiest way to win always ends up in a failure.

I was being told that this group had done it in the previous year, they were caught cheating similar to what happened yesterday but shamelessly they pursued with the cheating in the previous years. As ending their idol did not appear on the awards night because he knows his winning is a fraud and not credible. See? They are not supporting their idol in the right way, the legit way and they are trying to destroy him instead. I don’t think they ever learned their lesson and still doing it. I won’t name names, if you were there during that polls you would know who was it.

I’m done again with my daily dose, we have four days left from today to cast our votes. Never allow this dirty game discourage us from voting no matter what happen we go on with the fight. Aliens are not quitters, Aliens are fighters. We fight back till the end….

For the love of Kim Hyun Joong, we do what we can and we do it with love…..VOTE!

                                                                                                     LazerKim here writing.

Photo credits as tagged, KHJean14 thanks.

MNET LINK CLICK HERE>(http://global.mnet.com/choice/rating.m?langCd=en&clk=)

MNET UPDATE: (As of June 24  10:42am)

1. Girl’s Generation…………1,256,853………./28.4%vote

2. Super Junior………….1,179,625 …………../26.7%vote

3. Kim Hyun Joong…………793,181…………../18%vote

4. Jang Geun Suk…………..737,037……………../16.7%vote

5. Beast………..508,517………………../11.5%vote

VOTE GAP…………….56,000 votes