By: LazerKim Before I get down to the main gist of this article, may I just mention since I have read from a post at Twitter that there is a possibility that Kim Hyun Joong’s up coming drama City Conquest is likely to be shown at KBS local Korean TV network although this has not been confirmed as yet. We just have to wait for the officials pertaining to its airing. I was made to understand that the shooting for City Conquest did not actually freeze down, the shooting continued taking shots scenes by the other casts.
And while doing so, Hyun Joong proceeded to rehearsing for its promotion, and I can only assume doing the OST for the drama, isn’t that GREAT!! Songs that I have been wishing for, I cross my fingers to it! There were stills from the location shooting but Hyun Joong was not in those stills!! Well he’s at the studio busy rehearsing with his dancers as we have seen in his latest photo together with his message. Now we are relieved in finding out how he is that apparently he’s just doing fine!
Now let’s get down to a more serious business here and hopefully we can learn something out of the past where Hyun Joong solo career started from. For the new fans who just came in this year and for those who may just be starting to search on the guy, Hyun Joong faced a lot of pain and I would say playful trials in his career before he finally got off the hook and prove himself as a solo artist singer successfully.
It was a lot of pain and misunderstandings between him and those around him including some of his fans. Learning from the past can teach us a better way to face the future head on, this is what I always hear from my folks back in time.
Quite recently a fan shared with me a video clip about the controversial incident in 2010 [“Eng version The Truth of Kim Hyun Joong”] As I watched this video tears just fell from my eyes, it’s in the past yet I felt the pain Hyun Joong had. Then the other day another fan mentioned about this same controversy in my comment box that reminded me about that past again.
I have been hesitant to write about the past controversy that Hyun Joong got entangled with, but I realize there’s a valid lesson learned in that incident. The outcome was too much for Hyun Joong to endure back in time. I believe it somehow affected Hyun Joong’s drama Playful Kiss, plus the pain he had in moving out from his previous agent that he was put to blame by some of his fans for leaving his members.
For a briefer, without getting down to the details, Hyun Joong was entangled in a politically motivated incident created by CEO of his previous agent DSP that was never been Hyun Joong’s fault and had proven his innocence. Hyun Joong revealed the truth behind the incident and the truth set him free.
A managing agent is responsible for their artist protection and not pushing the artist to the quick sand just like DSP did to Hyun Joong back in 2010. If you know that you are no longer safe in the house you are living, wouldn’t you think about moving out from the house and look for a safer place to live?
I have read a lot about how DSP’s management goes and how incompetent the agent was to their artist particularly Kim Hyun Joong back in 2010. But despite of it, here’s what Hyun Joong said in one of the award’s night, “Mr. Lee (ceo) made me an ordinary high school student into who I am today.” Hyun Joong did not forget where he came from to say he’s ungrateful, on the contrary he still appreciate the agent. He did not violate anything written in his contract with the agent and when it expired, it’s time to move on to the next stage of his career life.
Hyun Joong did the right decision not to renew contract since there was no offer on the side of DSP to begin with. And with the incompetence of DSP, it is unwise to continue working with the company. When Hyun Joong decided to move in to KeyEast as soloist, some of his fans misunderstood his decision. But it was Hyun Joong’s prerogative to choose what agent he wants to work with.
He also was misunderstood that he’s being selfish for leaving his members. But there was no agent who was willing to take the five of them and so all five members came to a decision to go on separate ways doing their individual activities, which I think was a wise decision among the five of them. Some of Hyun Joong fans just jump ship and some turned to haters.
As soon as Hyun Joong moved in to KeyEast, his first project was Playful Kiss, and as we all know the drama suffered local TV ratings in Korea, but when the drama was brought out to the international community, it gained a huge attention from the different parts of the world even outside Asia.
I can’t help think if this drama wasn’t good enough then why was it that it even gained huge attention from other countries? Hyun Joong even gained huge number of new fans from around the world!! That was quite strange!! And I would say a big shame on some Korean audience, although not all, for not acknowledging a fine Korean actor who did his best for the drama.
For some fans who jump ship against Hyun Joong, I don’t blame them, to choose whom to support is their right, I got nothing against them. But then maybe if I were to jump ship or I stop supporting Hyun Joong, I would just simply walk away, close down my blog site but I will leave my articles meant for Kim Hyun Joong and everything I have written is true from my heart. I don’t think I can walk out saying something bad about Hyun Joong, I find it to be unprofessional. I may lose confidence in my support but definitely I do not want to lose my credibility as a person. I don’t want to end up eating my own words in the end.
Other fans turned to be haters that until now the shadow of the past is still with them, I won’t blame them either but I just hope their hatred to Hyun Joong were being justified. If they have the right to feel what they feel and the right choose whom they want to support, then how come Hyun Joong was deprive or blamed for his choice and decision? It’s his life, whatever he decides for himself is his right. We fans are just here to support whatever Hyun Joong wants for himself. It’s not for us to decide for him, we do not have any single right over him.
The entire scenario of Playful Kiss in 2010 about having suffered a low rating in Korea and boosting a huge attention in the international community made me think it was a revenge against Kim Hyun Joong, it made me think he was badly misjudged by others. But it turned out those who might have inflicted revenge on Hyun Joong ended up a laughing stuff!! With the results from the international community on Playful Kiss proved success in the drama. Let’s not forget there’s a bigger chunk of fans outside Korea.
Lessons learned, never condemn a person who is being truthful to himself and to others. Vengeance is a foolish intention, one never wins from it on the contrary it backlash to the person with such intent, One can never put a good man down, no matter how one tries. Bad intention leads to frustration and guilt. If they harshly criticize or bash on Hyun Joong, we just have to fleet them away with love, period.!!!
This is also why I said I would not care if Hyun Joong is not popular in his home country, because I believe there will come a time that Hyun Joong will rise up beyond everyone’s expectation. As I have mentioned in my other article, I would give the space and time Hyun Joong needs to attain his goal. I won’t regret for those who lost confidence in him because I believe there’s even better new fans who can remain loyal to him. As Hyun Joong said, “why will I try to please those who do not like me.” He’s right, why bother about those haters!! What good can it led to, if others were just meant to destroy him. He doesn’t need those of course.
May I just mention the video clip [The Truth of Kim Hyun Joong Eng.version] was made by the veteran fans, you may check it out at YouTube, my apology that I could not post it here since I do not have the permission of the owner. If you have not watch it yet do check it out it’s at YouTube.
My hats off to the veteran fans who supported Hyun Joong and had never left his side till the end of the battle all those times when Hyun Joong seemed to be by himself facing those trials during the controversial 2010. But his loyal fans bravely defended and protected him all the way that I truly admired. Whenever I read write ups about the events transpired in 2010, it breaks my heart just to imagine how Hyun Joong and his loyal fans stayed, stood up fighting for the truth and protecting him from being misjudged by other fans during the time Hyun Joong moved in to KeyEast.
Those were the gloomy days of Kim Hyun Joong, they said anything happens to us has every reason why it has to happen. Looking back in time it seemed Hyun Joong was being teased by playful trials in his career life. What transpired in 2010 was bound and destined to happened sooner or later, it could also be an eye opener to Hyun Joong that there’s a brighter tomorrow ahead of him that is meant exclusively for him alone. Look at him now, he had proven himself, he never stop working hard, he understood the needs of his fans and gave way in providing those needs from him.
For the elder fans is it not, such a great joy to see their favorite grandson learning to walk and talk? For me, seeing Hyun Joong’s fans how they grow in numbers is such a joy because the more number of fans Hyun Joong gains, the greater his strength and inspiration would be. The greater demands on his public exposure the more chances we see and hear from him, in concerts, his music, his dramas whatever there may be for Hyun Joong. It’s such a chain reaction that in the end we fans do benefit from Kim Hyun Joong’s growth because it is him who brings us joy everyday as we watch and hear from him.
Now we see a different Kim Hyun Joong, that no matter how tired he may be in every after concert he performs, he’s happy that he wants to go back to the stage and perform again. Hyun Joong now is confident in pushing himself a bit further in attaining his fans desire to be with him in the fan meeting concert.
To the extent of giving all the chances to meet each and every fan and reach out to come up closer to him. He is now full of inspiration as we read his recent message to us, we may not see him eye to eye, but we can feel from his message that is happy and inspired in surprising us with something new. He is now much stronger than ever to face another tomorrow having you as his fans staying by his side.
Gone with the gloomy days of trials, and it feels good now to see Hyun Joong happy and free to bring out the very best in him as a solo singer, dancer, and actor. Oh he’s pretty excited writing us about City Conquest that we can look forward to in the coming days. Hyun Joong can’t wait till he promotes his come back drama as he was saying he’s starting to prepare for it. I can feel his childish excitement in his message and I really find him sweet to reciprocate, he knows now how much we miss him!!Gone from the playful trials he had in the past that now I’m so happy for Kim Hyun Joong.
Life is full of ups and downs, we can not discount Kim Hyun Joong from among those ups and downs, the journey isn’t done as yet there may be teasing Playful Trials along his way but this time he face it head on with a smile knowing you as his fans are there beside him to love and support…as his strength and inspiration.
LazerKim here writing
Photo credits as tagged, Ms.D, thanks! Funarts by LK.