By: LazerKim The long months of waiting has finally come to an end as we start our count down to the big event of unveiling details about City Conquest. Kim Hyun Joong finally showed up from his cocoon and is now prepared to bring his surprises to his fans!! It might have been a long boring months for all of us without Hyun Joong but it’s always been a feast every time he shows up and very rewarding as he always surprise us with something new as always!! So while waiting, here’s something to read to occupy your mind to shorten up the waiting time!!
Kim Hyun Joong left for Japan at around 5 PM yesterday and arrived in Haneda Airport with Jung Yu Mi his leading lady for City Conquest, taking the same flight. As usual Hyun Joong fans were at the Gimpo Airport to see him off at and quite a number of fans than usual, while Haneda Airport was quite a big crowd to welcome him. Same scenario was seen his fans hand in their letters and presents to Hyun Joong. He’s very handsome but I have noticed Hyun Joong seemed to have lose weight again!
I have actually read some post this yesterday that Hyun Joong is on his diet program again, eating vegetables and taking non-fat milk. Well, actually even he was in Japan in July he has been cutting down his carbo intake and less meat. This time he seem to be a bit tired too, maybe from his shooting schedules but he looks happy though. This morning I viewed another video clip of Hyun Joong as he was spotted at the airline gate just about to board his flight and he was singing, while he nod and smiled to his fans around!! He looks happy even he’s a bit tired!
SEE YOU AGAIN MR. JEONG!!
At the airport I watched the same scenario but there’s someone missing that I have been looking for from the pictures. The other handsome guy who used to walk by Hyun Joong side is no longer the same guy. It’s confirm Mr.Jeong had left his post and another new guy is there as Hyun Joong’s bodyguard. So it’s true, KeyEast did not renew Mr.Jeong’s contract anymore, the new guy may be from the same agent though.
I understand many of Hyun Joong fans may be feeling sad since we have gone used to seeing Mr.Jeong protecting and taking care of Hyun Joong. He has been very kind, polite and accommodating to the fans that we can only be thankful to him. At least we have somehow shown our appreciation to Mr. Jeong while he was still taking care of Hyun Joong. Then maybe we can just wish him the best on his current assignment and to thank him for taking care and protecting Hyun Joong for the last two years. At the same time we welcome his new bodyguard to the world of Kim Hyun Joong and his fans!! I think he’s polite and I’m sure Hyun Joong will be well taken care of.
Tonight shall be a big night as Hyun Joong starts promoting his up coming drama City Conquest as there shall be a large scale press conference to begin the event, it was said in the news that the first 30 minutes of the drama shall be shown. Other than this, Hyun Joong shall be performing live, this will be a surprise again as he prepared for this event in celebrating the first anniversary of Henecia Japan as one of his official fan clubs. 16,000 fans are expected to attend this event and it was said in the news that ticket for the event in commemoration of Henecia first anniversary were sold out immediately as soon as the announcement of its sales was made.
Hyun Joong mentioned in his recent message to his fans that he’ll be releasing his next Korean album either before the year ends or to be same safe to say it might be early next year. He has been preparing for this album while he took a break from his filming of City Conquest. Thinking about his up coming album I thought about his favorite music producer and composer Steven Lee. Most of Hyun Joong’s songs were produced by Steven Lee so yesterday I had a chance to research on him. I was very much impress by his credentials. Steven Lee is a Korean American music producer, studied music theory in California State University in Los Angeles.
Steven Lee had composed I think about a hundred music that somehow gave me the impression that he is one of the pillars of Kpop since he has been composing mostly for Kpop idol groups and solo singers. Hyun Joong had been working with Steven Lee since he was still with SS501 as he produced a lot of music for the group. And may I say I think Hyun Joong and Steven Lee works together perfectly, because with the three albums that Hyun Joong released Breakdown, Lucky Guy, Kiss Kiss all made it to top rank in the music chart, which all of these albums were produced by Steven Lee.
He stated that the longest album he had ever produce was Kim Hyun Joong’s first album Breakdown which took him a year to finish the entire album. But it’s worth it because the result was remarkable, in Korea it rank no.1 for three consecutive weeks, in Taiwan it was placed on platinum record, in Japan it gain the gold record for Kiss Kiss which was included in the album Breakdown.The song Marry Me which was also produced by Steven Lee that was never been intended for competition nor sales since it’s Hyun Joong’s Christmas present to his fans also ranked to the top at YouTube as it gained high number of viewers for its music video on its first day viewing.
Steven Lee also produced a music for another solo idol singer almost at the same time, that singer just released his album about 2 weeks ahead of Hyun Joong, released his first two albums, but wasn’t able to make it to the music chart but having the same music composer yet Hyun Joong made it to no.1 rank. You may say it has got something to do with Hyun Joong’s popularity, well maybe. But in all fairness I watched this solo idol performed his single produced by Steven Lee last year same as Breakdown.
The singer has a good voice quality, the music is good, it’s just that performance wise it lacks dynamic, showmanship. From the start of the song down to the end I only had seen one facial expression, the singer was simply singing for himself. I was thinking what if Hyun Joong sang that same song of that singer, although it’s not Hyun Joong’s kind of music, but granting it is his kind of music, maybe it would sound and look different and better or would I say Hyun Joong can be able to put life to the music of that singer. That makes Hyun Joong different from others, he knows how to give life to music by heart.
I wonder if Steven Lee shall be composing Hyun Joong’s next album. I think he makes good music for Hyun Joong, with the series of success, Hyun Joong can bring out the best in what he creates in music. This is just how I see it and the fact that Hyun Joong values what is being created for him by working hard for it, just like with B’z too, Hyun Joong proved his ability in bringing out the best in music.
I have mentioned in my other articles that Hyun Joong may not be the best singer but what he has is singing through his heart that makes his music special. I’m also looking forward for City Conquest Original Sound Track that I’m hoping Hyun Joong would sing it. Oh I just wish for more music from him, it’s just so addicting and I wanted to collect more to keep me company everyday where I am. And I love to see him on stage performing, it’s just so addicting. His recent concert has the same pattern and yet I have not gone tired watching it. I just love how he express his music I love the different changes in face in every songs he sang, he’s just so addicting, period! I can’t say anything more!!
Now we’ll be looking forward to his up coming drama, and once this drama have been aired and start watching him act, am I bound to be addictive to his drama after watching the entire episodes of City Conquest?? I would not doubt it, since I felt it after I have watched his two previous dramas, and have been wanting for more that I just couldn’t get enough!! Well at least now I got an additional drama to watch and this time I think it’s much better because Hyun Joong leads in this drama as Beak Mir, so we can watch more of his scenes!!
Oh well, the days of waiting for him to come out from his cocoon has finally come and it’s just a matter of hours count down now and we’ll soon see him on stage performing. And not only that, we’ll get to watch some sneak preview of City Conquest. It’s rather midnight while I’m writing this article and I can only guess and speculate, Hyun Joong might be attending to his rehearsals!!
Now I surrender, I’m done for this day, I just hope I can get as much updates during the event. Oh by the way, I would like to thank the fans who actively posted yesterday’s update about Hyun Joong’s departure and arrival to Japan, thank you so much. And to the fans who were at the airport who took these beautiful pictures, I could see your effort of being squeezed in the crowd just to take picture and video of Hyun Joong to share with us from afar, thank you very much. All your effort is very much appreciated in behalf of all international fans who are so eager to take a glimpse of Kim Hyun Joong.
This is gonna be five hours or so count down before the event starts. Before I go, I’ll leave you the video clips of Hyun Joong’s departure to Japan for those who have not watched it yet. Stay tune for our count down and do not miss a thing for Kim Hyun Joong is back in action that we can have something to keep as another memory in our heart.
Lazerkim here writing
Gimpo Airport Video Clip Link>(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEqMEIdGb1Y&list=PLdOw9t_2zXRNjUHfdZondsiXXIAEbxocV&feature=mh_lolz) by:kimhyunjoong24
Airport Video Clip>(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oL4FZsio7Y&sns=tw) by:HollisHyun
Photo credits as tagged, hyunbar66 thanks!
Video credit: kimhyunjoong24, HollisHyun thanks!