By: LazerKim Yesterday at the Nikko Edo Wonderland where Kim Hyun Joong has been shooting for City Conquest, a notice was posted at the main entrance that says there will be areas restricted for the drama shooting. It was also stated that today July 18, the park shall be closed to give way for the filming of this drama. It was also said that the filming shall be continues until the 27th of this month. Meaning Hyun Joong has to fly on the same day the 27th to Bankok after the shooting or fly the following day to prepare his stage for his performance on the 29th.
This schedule is pretty hectic, but what can we do Hyun Joong is a professional, no matter what happens, he’ll step on that stage. And so Hyun Joong fans from Thailand, may I appeal to you to grab your tickets now for that fan meeting concert. Hyun Joong had already extended his fan meeting concert since I understand this was not in his original itinerary. This is the first time that I’m making this appeal since I know it’s the fans lost not to be able to attend the event. I sincerely hope I would be able to reach out for the fans of Thailand.
I’m sure you have read his concert last Sunday that he almost lost his voice due to over fatigue. believe me guys Hyun Joong is sincerely doing all these, providing for our needs as his fans for his presence. So I think it would just be fair enough to acknowledge his presence in your country. What boosts Hyun Joong’s energy is our presence as his fans, our cheering for him our screams just to show him we are sincerely enjoying having him to perform at the fan meeting concert event.
And if it’s not too much, it would be great if you can bring a non-fan friends with you at the fan meeting concert. We all have seen how the fan meeting concert is and the same show shall be performed by Hyun Joong, I’m sure your friends will enjoy his concert too just as much we do. And for other fans, let’s try to encourage more fans from the outer part of Bangkok to come over and spare even a little time for Hyun Joong.
This is a once in a life time chance to meet him in person. I read from somewhere that there will be high five session as well, so don’t miss this chance. Let’s treasure every single chance of seeing Hyun Joong because that’s gonna be a rare chance. Let’s treasure every effort he has because he’s simply doing this for all of us. As I always say, Hyun Joong is a good provider for his fans, and all we have to do is to reciprocate with all our sincerity what Hyun Joong is providing for us his fans.. Thailand…go go go!!!
Yesterday, both the Japanese local news and the international news was filled with updates pertaining the successful event last July 15th and the incident when Hyun Joong had IV drip treatment in the hospital. May I just clarify and iron out some opinion from others. First and foremost, Hyun Joong broke down because he was overwhelm by the huge crowd in front of him. Try putting your shoes into his, over 10,000 people there in front of you waiting for you to speak out but you can’t because you feel uncomfortable, you’re sick, how would you feel if these people expects from you and couldn’t deliver at best?
Tears is not a sign of weakness be it from women or men, a person can shed tears out of joy, or out of frustration and pain that can not be helped. Seeing Hyun Joong in tears doesn’t mean he’s a baby boy! Mind me, Hyun Joong is a grown up man, is it impossible for real man to cry out? Yes we know Hyun Joong has that playful ways like a kid but last Sunday afternoon, that’s not a kid you see on that stage. That’s a real man and his natural sincere emotion and yes he felt frustrated that he hardly bring out the best in him in front of his thousands of fans, because he was in pain, he was sick due to over fatigue. May I just clarify that incident.
Hyun Joong almost lost his voice on the day of his performance as his way of thanking his fans. Thousands of fans waited patiently for him to sing for them. Hyun Joong wants to do his best, he wants to pull out every single strength he has, but he couldn’t boost out further than how he wanted because he was in physical pain. He felt frustrated fighting over that pain because he wants to do his best effort in that concert. There’s a video clip Hyun Joong singing in acappella and at that very moment he was already risking his voice, he’s just so stubborn!! Yes, I agree but when you love somebody you would just want to give everything to please them, that is Kim Hyun Joong.
May I just mention that Hyun Joong was in tears but it has got nothing to do with his parents being there, they were there to support their son. And this is not the first time that they watched his concert. In January this year at Hyun Joong’s first fan meeting in Seoul, his parents were there too. And may I just clarify, there’s no such thing as cold treatment between Hyun Joong and his parents. Yes when he was high school his parents disagreed about the career Hyun Joong choice for himself, but that was long way over the past and had already forgotten. May I just clear that out.
Before Hyun Joong arrived Tokyo, there was already an arrangement that there will be a ticket draw and the lucky fans will have the chance to handshake with Hyun Joong. He change that plan, instead he wanted to have the handshake with every fan who was there present at the venue. It was raining his fans waited that trigger Hyun Joong to have the handshake with the 5,000 fans out there. It was his decision. Another event was in Nagaoya, that was totally out of the plan of Universal Music and KeyEast. Before Hyun Joong left Tokyo for Osaka handshake event, he was not contented and so before flying back to Tokyo his dancers rushed to Nagoya and performed series of street dance.
This was not the first incident that Hyun Joong changed plans of KeyEast. In the fan meeting concert, the original plan was to have high five session for only 500 fans, again he changed it and have the high five session for all fans attended the fan meeting concert. In China originally there was no high five session but he changed again, give some chance even in smaller volume of fans. He kept saying “I want to interact with my fans, I want to meet each and everyone of them.” And so he did, because this is what he wanted to do ever since he started performing solo.
Hyun Joong has been getting out of his way because he wants to connect with his fans and create a strong bond between him and his fans. This is very true, if you remember in February after his debut in Japan KeyEast placed him to rest for months, and he wrote to his fans saying he was getting bored. If Hyun Joong is not in his exposure, he will think of something to communicate with his fans. Either through his personal way to correspond with them or through exposure. This is how I see Hyun Joong in terms of connecting with his fans. He may not be an active internet user as others but there are other ways he can communicate that his fans can appreciate.
There are many instances that we have seen his being stubborn as he admitted in one of his interviews that this happens to be his weakness. He barely listen to others and if he wants to do something he’ll just go on with it. Lucas was interviewed saying, he always tell Hyun Joong that he has to take a rest every rehearsal run through. Well, he does sits in one corner holding his song lyrics, his headset and started singing!! And that is not even resting!!
What can be done to a guy like Kim Hyun Joong who is as stubborn and so restless!! He grew up that way, he always wants to do something instead of hanging around. It’s enough for him to be drinking with his friends after work or play the soccer if he’s not working!! Ever since he got to Japan, he was on the go all the time, he maintained his daily dance rehearsal routine, his singing lessons, the gym and acting. Despite the fact he’s on his promoting activities, Hyun Joong never ended the day without fulfilling his daily routine.
KeyEast though the company gets to take care of Hyun Joong’s every project, he was given a free hand in terms of music. The concerts he performs, the CD releases and it’s promotion, Hyun Joong makes the call. The handshake, high five, street dance even the fan meeting concert he plans it and KeyEast materialized his desires. And obviously everything was successful, Hyun Joong proved his ability not only in his talent but even in project planning. I can only guess, the only person who can have a say and for him to listen to, is the big boss, Bae Yong Joon. It was the big boss who gave Hyun Joong that free hand so maybe the boss can advise on personal level as his Hyung, instead of being his boss in business.
In one of my recent articles I have mentioned that, as Hyun Joong’s popularity has been growing, the demands on him tends to grow as well. This is a natural chain reaction. And so no matter how we wish for him to take even a little rest, I doubt about that. Hyun Joong is a professional both as a singer and an actor. He had started filming his drama, there were plans of doing the shooting in various countries, in fact many of these countries were already requesting for a fan meeting concert to be held in their respective countries. So what can be done if such demands are laid on his lap. Can he say no? That remains to be seen which I doubt if he ever know how to say no to his fans.
The least that can be done now is for his handlers to really keep an eye on him, give all the comfort VIP treatment he ought to have, and to seriously take care of him. That’s the least they can do as agent and sponsor or producer. Hyun Joong is not a spoiled brat he is very independent just about anything. If you remember in Tokyo he was saying he wants to go out to the convenient store and buy himself a toothpaste! Hyung can get it for him, right? But for Hyun Joong it’s his personal necessity so he’ll do it. This is just a simple thing but Hyun Joong is just so independent.
From this time onward, I’m very sure KeyEast has been over filled with offers to Hyun Joong after his success in Japan. Can you imagine a drama had already earned millions prior to filming? Oh his critics have been so busy on how they can destroy Hyun Joong’s City Conquest!! What else is there to destroy? The drama is already earning prior to airing!! Not only that, since this drama shall be filmed in various countries, it’s very likely it will earn even more!
If the loving critics can under-estimate Hyun Joong simply because Hyun Joong doesn’t mind them nor doesn’t say anything, I really hope they will not under-estimate his fans. They may say it’s earning but what about TV ratings when airing starts. That’s why I mentioned not to under-estimate the fans because this drama has been well anticipated by his fans. Mind me not only his fans but the media as well. They have been in his tail ever since he got to Japan. Almost all local and international media had witnessed the huge success of HEAT, Hyun Joong’s concert and the filming of City Conquest. What more is there to say?
With all these events unfold, wouldn’t you cry out of happiness with the chain of success of Hyun Joong? He never expected this much to attain, but he did, in his own effort hands on. There are a lot behind him, people whom he worked with to be able to achieve. Lucas is one, he gave up his honeymoon just to be behind Hyun Joong! And so with the other staffs. But Lucas, (the captain of Artmatic) it was indeed a work well done, soon you’ll have the happiest honeymoon ever had!! We fans shall not forget how these people behind Hyun Joong worked hard with him, and we fans do appreciate them.
Tears can signifies pain, hurt feeling, emotional depression, but with Kim Hyun Joong having seen him in tears it may be in physical pain, but most of all Kim Hyun Joong was in Tears Of Joy, for having seen and felt thousands of fans who love him so dearly…..
LazerKim here writing
Photo credits as tagged, Ms. D and KHJean14, thanks.