By: LazerKim Here’s a good news!! Kim Hyun Joong finally wrote to his fans as his 20th letter dated yesterday September 17th 2012. I got the translation from twitter last night, that I would like to thank OnlyKHJtimes for sharing the translation and posting the message, your effort is very much appreciated, thank you. Here’s the message as follows:
KIM HYUN JOONG’S 20TH MESSAGE
KHJ’s 20th msg, translated by OnlyKHJtimes】
It’s been a long time to write at the official website.
Despite of today’s typhoon, I’ve been busy doing this and that like practicing for the City Conquest promotion in Japan, filming, and preparing a new album.
I am preparing songs and choreography scheduled to be released next year..
I am not lying and taking only rest even during the time off ㅋㅋㅋ
I will work hard in filming City Conquest, please watch it later, and let your friends informed and watch it^^
I watched the edited version of it, objectively speaking, I enjoyed it ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
Now autumn is here after hot summer and Chuseok(Korean thanksgiving) is coming soon, are you guys gonna visit your home town??
Have a safe trip^^ without any accident..
I also wanna film and release my album in Korea T_T
I’m itching madly…cuz nothing’s been shown to the public even if I’ve been working…feel like I am doing nothing, even if I’ve been busy. I might… get sentimental in the fall.
I am sorry these days I have not cared much of my official website. I am gonna come back with a great(daebak) album and a great(daebak) drama^^
Please stay tuned and ready for catching up with me, I am dreaming and preparing for something new, as always^^
Don’t complain everytime, when I make a big push and I take time off. — I am gonna suprise you ㅋㅋ
Oh, and^^ this is my gift, ‘HJ in Mir mode'(*photo he posted with this message)
So there you have it, reading straight from the Prince and his latest photo that looks like a boxer!! What’s the favorite season for Hyun Joong? The answer is winter!! Why? Because during winter there are no real insects like mosquitoes, moth, or any flying object!!. And knowing he hates insects so Hyun Joong prefers the freezing coldness of winter. The guy doesn’t stop even we don’t see him around surely he’s cooking something inside his cocoon! He has been preparing for his new album during this break period from shooting City Conquest.
I was smiling while reading this message that my imagination run wild again!! As if I can imagine a mom saying to him “Hyun Joong ah what have you been doing? Have you been lying around and doing nothing?” Hyun Joong would say “Mom I’m doing my homework!!!” I would say Hyun Joong can read our minds and I guess he already knows we’re dead bored hearing nothing from him!! But the guy said, we should not complain, and he’s right!
This time it’s not only the drama that we can look forward to, we can also look forward for another new music that we can get crazy about again!! Oh I’m so happy to read all of these!! Though this is gonna for next year, well, December is just around the corner. We’ll be celebrating Christmas putting on our Christmas decor, be busy with Christmas shopping and before we know it it’s goodbye to 2012, and welcome 2013!!
I had the chance to look a little bit backward on Hyun Joong’s first days of performing solo and what he stated back in 2010 when he newly moved in to KeyEast. I’m still pertaining to the video interview Love Story back in 2010 that Hyun Joong had as he was asked about his worries. As we all know Hyun Joong had been with his members SS501 for five solid years and it was at midyear 2010 that his contract with DSP expired and that gave him the choice to decide on going solo. The first few months of being with a new agent was of course quite a stress for him to adjust to his new environment and the first project given to him was the drama Playful Kiss. Here’s what Hyun Joong stated back in 2010, as he was asked about worries:
Words from Kim Hyun Joong 2010
KHJ: For me I worry about my drama performance, there were negative opinion over my performance. I don’t expect high admiration. Of course I would be glad to hear audience say “KHJ performance is better than in the previous drama. He must have tried hard.” For the reason I did my best desperately to advance my performance, as of now I don’t have actually feelings, except when I sit in a car alone. As I just transferred to a new company some days ago and immediately started drama shooting. I have not yet known whether solo is good or not. I’m not sure actually.
KHJ: The fans call me Korean Star or Asian Star but I don’t have actual feeling. I think I may become popular temporarily, even though I didn’t do anything special. They regard me as a star. This is a burden for me, to become a Korean star, I have to live with heaviness as a Korean star on both shoulder.
KHJ: When I feel a lot of stress piled up, as I am over legal age, I used to drink alcohol and get rid of my stress. It doesn’t mean a binge drinking. After get drunk emboldened by drink, I talk serious matters with my friends, we didn’t talk about light matters. By such method I relieve my stress.
LazerKim View Point
I was teary eyes, and deeply moved while writing the sub from the video clip on this part as I imagine Hyun Joong said he can only feel the worries whenever he’s alone in his car. I can understand it was too much to bear the overwhelming expectations from him as an actor in a new company. Not to mention his anxiety over the lay out plans for his career advancement in performing as solo singer. Hyun Joong previous drama filming for BOF prior to Playful Kiss was in 2008, then after two years he’s acting again. The gap was too wide and therefore the feeling is like starting all over again just like a first timer. But he improved a lot from Playful Kiss, in all fairness, he was given more lines in this drama that he was able to show what he got as an actor. I would say he was more comfortable and he played the role Baek Seung Jo as a self centered person and he did good.
My old folks used to say, if the door of opportunity closed it only mean it’s not for you, because there’s another door to open for you which is better than your expectations. As we all know Playful Kiss suffered a low TV ratings. Hyun Joong admitted he was worried about it but his boss advised him not to worry about TV ratings and just concentrate on his filming, saying it will come around. Hyun Joong was questioned in one of his guested talk shows as to why he chose a similar image for Playful Kiss to his previous drama BOF. He said, “my fans like my flower boy image, other than this, as soon as I read the plot of Playful Kiss, I want to do it and I don’t have any regret for doing Playful Kiss.”
After Playful Kiss was aired in Korea, a special edition of this drama was shown at YouTube garnering 529,000 views in two days, and had garnered over 1.7 million views in just a short span of time. it was also said that viewers are not only from around Asia but even outside Asia, which was quite surprising that CNN even took interest about the drama. Playful Kiss may have suffered TV ratings back home in Korea, without realizing that there’s even a much bigger crowd that acknowledged and appreciated the drama.
After his drama project comes the memorable day June 7, 2011 as Hyun Joong showed an explosive performance that shock the entire world, his fans started growing in numbers until this time. All his albums hit the top in any music chart and yet he never relax and wanted to do more, wanted to improve more. His fans became his strength and inspiration to even work harder, this time Hyun Joong has enough confidence to push a bit further that I think he knows by now why he is called a Star by his fans. As he mentioned in the 2010 interview it was burden for him to be called star since for him he have not done anything yet to be called star. Now he had proven himself as a star who is a more than deserving person to receive much love and support as his fans showed him and let him feel that love.
Hyun Joong mentioned about his vices that his stress reliever is drinking. Little did I know he is also a type of drinker who can talk serious matters over a night cap to release his stress, to release whatever is bothering him or his worries. Then I remember Hyun Joong is a type of person who hardly express himself at times. Now I understand he drinks not only for the fun of it as others does. Then I can only imagine after drinking he sleeps peacefully and face another day fully recharged. Now I understand his vices, and I’m glad somehow he has an outlet, he has friends who can listen to him at times of being piled up with stress and worries.
If Hyun Joong has been our cure and daily stress reliever, I wonder how can we be the same for him? We couldn’t even get near him to comfort!! That’s a no way!! Then maybe we fans can just help him bring him up to his ladder towards stardom, while Hyun Joong has been working hard, he wants to push himself further to attain that quality he wants and he needs in his ability. And we all know the guy is more than deserving, from head to foot, and inside out, we stay by his side being his strength and inspiration.
As for me, I would give all the space that he needs to improve and develop himself further, give all the time he needs to attain what he wants for himself, and I would continue with my support. If we compare what he said in 2010 interview and his current message, from here alone we can compare Hyun Joong’s mood. In 2010 he talks about his worries, in 2012 he talks about bringing surprises to all of us. Reading from his message I can feel he happily talks about City Conquest as he viewed the clips that he finds it interesting.
I’m deeply moved as I can compare both notes from his words and clearly see the difference. I’m so happy for Hyun Joong that he finally built that confidence he needed in 2010. And it’s his fans who gave him that needed confidence to move forward head on, to ease down his worries back in 2010. We treasure every Precious Message that are sent to us by Kim Hyun Joong and keep in our hearts. And with that, may I leave an inspiring message of Lee Sora to Kim Hyun Joong in 2011, as I quote……
“There is a way when all that one hears and sees can be possible, when all the strength are combined together. I sincerely believe that everything Kim Hyun Joong works hard for will come true to the degree that your fans collectively give that force and strength to you.” from Lee Sora.
LazerKim here writing
Photo credits to ahlia, Ms.D thanks!! Funarts by LK