By: LazerKim Kim Hyun Joong had left Changsang China boarding his flight back to Seoul. He came down from his villa around 5:00 Pm, it was raining but his fans were there to bid him goodbye till the next time! The God of Rain leaving a country and left his loving fans in the state of spell bound as he always does!! As Hyun Joong arrived the airport a crowd of fans were there at the lobby waiting for him to see him off. And as expected another group of fans were also waiting at the Airport back home in Seoul. Actually his short visit in China was three chances of taking a glimpse of Hyun Joong, it may be a brief encounter for the fans in China, but it was a worthwhile memory specially those who were able to see him in the show studio taping.
As for us fans from afar we can just stare at Hyun Joong’s happy pictures, but it somehow made us happy seeing his smiles, laughter and his 4Dness!! We did missed seeing him participating in game shows, I can still remember the last TV show he guested on was Strong Heart in October 25th 2011 as he was still promoting his album Lucky Guy. From that time on Hyun Joong had been flying from one country to another, all year round this year, and I’m just so glad we’ll be able to watch this game show in the next coming days. I’ll keep you posted as to when we can watch this show and how we can watch it.
Hyun Joong is not fond of social network communication as we already know that, but somehow he has his own personal way of conveying his message to his fans like writing a message still through the internet. And most of the time he communicates in his concerts. I was able to get the translation of Hyun Joong’s words to his fans during the recent Lotte fan meeting in Seoul, that I would like to share with you for those who may not have watched it. Here it goes from Kim Hyun Joong
“If I had to talk about it in general, I was able to get a scuba license recently. Are you congratulating me?? I’m doing the scuba school and being under the sea, I was afraid of the sea in the past. I have over come my fears….going deeper under the sea seeing sharks in South Korea is hard to find. In the future besides going under sea….in the future if the opportunity comes, I want to go up in the space!!”
“In a little bit I’ll show some pictures of it…. if the future as time goes by, if I go travel in space and confirm I’ll put on a show! What I learn after I went under sea I thought the sea was unique peaceful, and beautiful fun place. Today I’m looking forward to fast pace work schedule for the fall. Even for just one day I wish together we can be that guy and that girl. Wait for me…cause the next song I’ll be singing is I’m Your Man. I am…you know the last part of the song, the title of the song….I’m not concern!!!” (meaning audience answer I’m your woman)
Hyun Joong indeed was talking to his fans and not to a one single person. As we already know Hyun Joong is a very realistic type of person that if he wants to send a message to his fans or directly say it to them he address it to the concern people. Last night I found a letter he wrote over the past addressed to his fans. It appeared to be like a joke, only after a while it turned out he was telling the truth, it’s just that he wrote it like a joke, with this…..kekekeke!! Good lesson out of it, when he talks and address it to his fans better believe because it’s the truth.
In one of my articles I have mentioned about Hyun Joong getting a scuba license, now he explained that he was on scuba schooling that was why he was at sea for several consecutive days which apparently he’s doing this for City Conquest. As I was watching City Conquest short teaser of behind the scene, I realize Hyun Joong doesn’t have any double, meaning he does the stunts by himself, specially the motor cycle scene!! So definitely he’ll be doing the under water scene without double stunt actor!!
Anyway, I was smiling while reading this translation, I was thinking Hyun Joong has fantasies too. If what I have shared with you is a concert at the dessert, Hyun Joong has further fantasy of having a concert in the outer space!! So what I can imagine is man in the moon, singing in concert for his fans!! It’s funny that everyone at the venue laughed at his imaginations and listening to it may make anyone convinced as if it’s not fantasy!!
Hyun Joong never forget this fantasy of his, which was way back in his early days in showbiz! Actually that fantasy came to life as he performed Let me Go in his concert using the theme of outer space. But it’s good with Hyun Joong’s latest concerts with live band he can easily interact with his fans, and we can look forward for more of this concert set up.
I really think I like Hyun Joong to be performing with a live band, because by this way, he’s free to express himself to his audience, he has better period to talk with his fans like a bonding moment to spend with and a better chance to create a stronger idol fan relationship with them. I think we can feel him better as he is as himself the real Kim Hyun Joong as singing with a live band he can better express his music. I’m not saying what he was doing in his previous album was less expressive, both are expressive in different approach. When he dance and sing, he express his music through his body movements, therefore this is visual music. While singing with a live band you have to listen and look at him as he express himself in his own free self, be it as a rocker or a ballad singer.
I read from somewhere, that other fans were worried that Hyun Joong might stick to being a rocker. At first, I’m not really fond of rock but I do appreciate some rock music when I was young. When I first heard HEAT, I immediately like it, and quite surprisingly I listened to it over and over I think for three days until I can get to memorize its lyrics!! Here’s my point, we do have our own individual taste so I will not dispute with others who may not appreciate rock, but trust in Hyun Joong, he’s a versatile type of singer, he knows exactly what suits him and what he does. Just give him a chance, let him get loose, he loves freedom to express, he does not stick to one style in his music and in his concert, and that makes him unique above other Kpop artists.
I understand some fans may have liked Hyun Joong’s image as clean cut character. I also would like to see him as a clean cut Prince and a rugged man, both are extreme in nature but let us allow Hyun Joong to take one step at a time. The guy is restless he like changes and that makes him unique among all other artists. This period is Hyun Joong’s period, he had been a flower boy the way we wanted for quite sometime but he’s now a man, so let’s give this chance to him. I’m sure once he had done Baek Mir and a rocker Hyun Joong will be craving for another new image, character and music. We have known Hyun Joong this way and we stay embracing him for what he is. We just need to trust him wholeheartedly.
Hyun Joong is so thoughtful to his fans. Is he doing this just to gain and make his fans stay? NO mam absolutely not, I think the veteran fans particularly Perfect who has been with Hyun Joong before his SS501 days can very well testify what I’m talking about. The other night I was researching for the past, and I came across a news write-up pertaining to Breakdown showcase as Hyun Joong first launched his album in June 7, 2011, which was held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul attended by 4,000 fans.
It was said that hosting a concert in this stadium cost as much as 50,000 won minimum price for a ticket. But with that Hyun Joong’s showcase, the price was only at 20,000 won per ticket and quite a number of complimentary tickets for those who really cannot afford was released. This price wasn’t even half of the original ticket price. Therefore KeyEast shouldered the other half as Hyun Joong’s request.
He said, “My fans can not afford that much and I do not want them to spend that much for my first concert.” And so KeyEast gave way to Hyun Joong’s wish. KeyEast would give anything Hyun Joong wish for specially in supporting his projects, that the company is all willing to give all out financial backing up for Hyun Joong. And in return Hyun Joong proved his worth a more deserving partner in business, since everything followed after that showcase went successfully.
Then I remember one video clip I think that was way back 2006, he was saying he wish to put up a free concert for students who can not afford to buy concert tickets. In short Hyun Joong was never after monetary gains for himself even back in his early showbiz career life. As I always say, Hyun Joong is an Artist by Heart, he performs, he works his guts out, for as long as there is an audience in front of him regardless of anything he will perform through his heart.
It will only be then monetary instantly follows without him demanding for it. And that is a genuine artist. He is an original rocker, and rockers are free, they can perform anywhere that doesn’t matter which place for as long as there’s an audience to listen to them while they freely express themselves, just like Kim Hyun Joong who is a true rocker. The lucky guy and a happy champ to his lucky fans.
YOUR MAN’S WORDS
I remember one video interview Hyun Joong had in his early days with career, and he was saying, “In the future you will find a new star much stronger, good looking, talented and excellent performer on stage, better than me.” Hyun Joong was speaking to his fans that time, do you remember this video clip? I actually have written about this in my past articles. If I were his fan that time I would say, no there’s no better artist than he is. But he was right, he had proven what he said was right, because I have in fact found new star and a better one from the Kim Hyun Joong in that video way back in the past.
Here’s a brand new Kim Hyun Joong that he was saying, who is much stronger, more good looking, talented and an excellent performer. Because it is at this time that he had proven himself, that he had gotten out of his shell, that he was able to show what he has got which had been staying inside him for years. This is his time. I got no idea why he said that on a video interview, but I’m sure the veteran fans may have realized the new star that he was talking about is Kim Hyun Joong. Or maybe not in your wildest dream that you have expected he will rise with such remarkable power as he has now.
These past days I have been digging dipper to Hyun Joong’s history and his words in the past that I think is playing a significant role to his present that I found out a lot came true. Hyun Joong said in one talk show, “I have to do more for people to love me.” He has every reason to be as he is because he receives that love and gives it back to the people who loves him too. Love begets love. Hyun Joong allow his fans to feel that love he gives them and vice versa, his fans show their love and support for him.
If he shows the sweetest side of himself, it is in his own little way of expressing how he loves for us as his fans, and he’s being sincere about it, as we do feel it. So we’ll keep it in our hearts because it’s for us, his fans. Do not give his words to others.
Kim Hyun Joong is simply saying to his fans, “I’m your man.” Keep his words to you heart.
LazerKim here writing
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