By: LazerKim Kim Hyun Joong’s performance of Heat with live audience was televised last night at Hey hey hey, a popular Japanese program by Fuji TV. He was so handsome!! The first time I watched Hyun Joong sang with a live band in one TV talk show as he sings Fortunate, I was so impressed and I was wishing to watch him sings with a live Band again. My wishes came true as he did Heat with a live band B’z at the Saitama Super Arena. About that Talk Show, I remember him guesting and Hyun Joong jokingly imitates a drunkard singing!! Oh I died laughing, he was so cute! I wonder when will I ever watch him at talk shows again.
I hope he will, when he promotes City Conquest I miss him at talk shows and variety shows! It’s been a while since his last talk show in Korea, this is a good chance to see Hyun Joong and his wacky 4D ways, which we rarely see these past months. He had many press con and interviews as he performed in his recent Asia Tour.
But Hyun Joong is different whenever he guested in any Korean TV talk shows. Since it’s his home country, he’s more at home and himself of course, he’s also familiar with the talk show host, other than the fact he doesn’t need in interpreter so easier for him to interact. I honestly miss him in those shows. And through the talk shows I’ve known him better as a person because of his honesty.
I remember my first impression of Hyun Joong when I watched him at some talk shows, he was like someone belonging to the elite, with the touch of class and I may say snob at first sight, since he rarely smile. But when he starts talking, that’s where my first impression died!! LOL!! His voice is so gentle and soft spoken like an angel from heaven, but listen to what he’s saying. He can just spill out whatever in his mind the least you expect!! Specially if he’s in his wacky mood to talk. One particular talk show was Guerrilla Date as the show host was dying laughing at what Hyun Joong was saying!!
He talks as if he was joking but the content of what he was saying was true. Like he was asked “Did your agent paid your fees?” He said, “yes, they paid me”. He was asked, “did you give the money to your parents?” He said “No I paid my taxes, it was a huge amount, now I’m broke”. Hyun Joong’s remark was quite unexpected to be said in a national TV! Then he was saying, he hopes to see his fans married and pregnant to come to his concert with big bellies, but the baby might be scared!!
Oh I truly miss those wacky remarks from Hyun Joong and he got lots of those in his past. I wonder when can we have it again!! These are the things I do miss whenever he’s not around or not in his exposure that I can only re-view his video clips of talk shows. Oh well, gloomy days are starting to build up, it’s just so silent and boring without Hyun Joong around!!
In another story, Yesterday at my comment box “Life Partner”, something had caught my attention from a fan whom I assume she’s from outside Asia that I would like to share with you, and may I quote her message:
I have never been so attracted by a famous, as a person from the other side of the world , It sounds really strange to be a fan of a Korean person, But I am. I had seen lots of videos since he was young and i have seen again the drama characters that he acted, I really change my opinion and consider he a very good actor, because to act a character who is completely different of his personality is difficult, because he could feel with different desires of reactions facing the situations in the dramas. they could be his challenges, and he did them well, both characters in BOF and PK had his magic touch that turned them to be interesting and lovable.
WordPress provides a scale of countries where my article goes and number of readers everyday. In my scale it’s always been the US comes first in the list followed by the Latin American countries. This would mean there are growing numbers of people or fans taking interest on Kim Hyun Joong. Like this fan wrote “it sounds strange to be a fan of a Korean person”. I share the same opinion with her, Hyun Joong is an Asian and I wouldn’t be at least surprise if he gains Asian fans.
But Hyun Joong’s name has gone as far as the other part of the world. I would say the Korean dramas play an influential role that brought Hyun Joong to the other side of the world. As many American fans first had seen Hyun Joong from BOF and its other neighboring countries from the west. What made the westerns change their opinion about the Asian stars particulary the Hallyu Stars like Hyun Joong?
When I lost my internet connection for nine days, I had the chance to re-watched my favorite American movies and my favorite stars like, Brad Pitt, Keanu Reeves, Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks from my playlist. It’s been a while since I watched them and for the first time as soon as I got my internet back I looked them up and I was surprised how they age. It was then i realized it’s been years that i have stopped watching American movies and all I have been watching was the Korean dramas which is so addicting!!
Brad Pitt and Keanu Reeves are on their late forties, Tom Cruise is on his fifty and Tom Hanks is in his late fifties. My God they are already legends but I still visualize them on their younger years!! I asked myself, where was I?? Now I do not have the idea who’s popular or who’s the current hottest star in US!! I admit I lost much interest in knowing I do not know why, but maybe out of curiosity. Although I would still take interest in watching my favorite stars and their movies.
It seems to me the changing time has been affecting the American influence over the international showbiz arena and that the Hallyu Stars and Korean Wave is currently becoming globally competitive. Am I right in my assessment? What makes the Korean stars globally competitive?
In one of Hyun Joong’s interview in Singapore, he was asked if he ever consider the Hollywood in his future plans? Hyun Joong said, “I would be pretending if I will say no because it is every artist dream to experience the Hollywood. But I have to build a stronger foundation in my home country and the Asia first.” Among the Hallyu stars that I know, Sunbae Rain was able to make it to the Hollywood and was successful in making films with other American actors. Hyun Joong admitted to the fact that Rain has been his idol since he was young.
I was wondering then, will Hyun Joong be the next Hallyu star to make it for the Hollywood? This is just a question to myself, since nothing is impossible nowadays. But whether he will or he will not, I just could not ignore Hyun Joong’s growing popularity outside Asia particularly the US. What makes the westerns change their opinion over the Korean stars? This question I wish to know from the American fans of Hyun Joong. Other than the star qualities of Hyun Joong has, which undoubtedly the Hollywood stars also has those qualities. May I just make a wild guess, is it Hyun Joong’s magic charisma that captivate your heart?
I think we fans are very lucky because Hyun Joong had given us so much for a fan to have. He takes the initiative to get closer to us. And lucky are those who were able to watch his concert and had a chance for a handshake that I’m truly happy wishing I was there with them too. It’s every dream of a fan to meet their Dream Star and for Hyun Joong’s wish for a world tour how I wish he’ll be able to visit other countries he haven’t visited. And also Hyun Joong shall be on location shooting in other countries that I hope their request for a fan meeting shall be fulfilled.
These past days are dragging slower without Hyun Joong around but I’m glad there’s a video clip of Heat even it’s recorded clip I watched it over and over!! This feels to be a longer wait, but it doesn’t matter knowing we have something to look forward after this. City Conquest I think is just around the corner, let’s just think of it that way to ease the boredom. i got this photo below just this morning from City Conquest! Oh it looks so exciting!! Well, my daily dose is over again for this day…
Soon we’ll be able to watch our Dream Star! Just for once anyway dreams are free let it take you away to the dreamland of Kim Hyun Joong at City Conquest, just to ease the boredom and enjoy as if we’re watching Hyun Joong…… go go run it’s work day let’s go back to reality!!!
LazerKim here writing
Photo credits as tagged, Ms. D,KHJean14 thanks!