By: LazerKim Kim Hyun Joong was at the Chinese local newspaper Star Weekly Kpop news yesterday with his pictures at Happy Camp variety show which was recorded recently. Lately I have been staring at Hyun Joong’s pictures from Happy Camp and it makes me smile instantly as I see those picture, and have been over and over with the pictures. This is the first time I felt that same addiction but this time it’s not with video clips but merely picture as if I can imagine them moving, as if I can hear Hyun Joong’s laughter in my mind and the laughter of his audience!
For the new fans do not worry you are not alone in what you feel, it’s just a matter of understanding that certain feeling. Even the veteran fans are still addicted to Hyun Joong after so many years of being with him. They too still have not gotten enough of Hyun Joong, whether they see him or not. Which is just the same with us the new fans. I imagine myself being one of his fans at the villa where he stayed checking on every move of Hyun Joong!! This is something new for me actually, I normally collect his pictures but I felt different with these set of pictures from Happy Camp. Well, this is another contagious feeling that I can’t get enough with! Here’s what to look forward to, the airing of this variety show. Hyun Joong is at the Chinese newspaper today at Star Weekly Kpop headline with his photos taken from the Happy Camp.
TV SHOW CHAMP
I watched one talk show Good Day Special as Hyun Joong guested on with his members in 2007, even back then Hyun Joong just talk whenever questions are directed to him. As I was watching the entire show, I can’t help say to myself, “Would you ever expect that among the five of member that Hyun Joong would outshine his members, watching from this show?” Another member did most of the talking during that show, but whenever Hyun Joong talks, he does it with sense in less effort to be truthful, hilarious and gentle. He was the most simple and yet the most handsome among the five.
In another Japanese talk show around the year 2007, I’ve seen the same scenario, the rest of the members can speak Nihongo well except for Hyun Joong who apparently was shy to speak in Japanese, but he can understand what was being talked about. I have read in one news write-up, saying Kpop stars should learn how to speak Japanese otherwise people would get tired of them and eventually lose their popularity.
I disagree with this since there were a lot of Hollywood stars who became popular in Japan, and these Americans did not even attempt to learn their language and yet became popular. Although I understand it would be better for Kpop stars to learn their language as what they are doing. But so far language was never been a barrier between Hyun Joong and his fans.
APPLE OF THE EYE
As time goes from the talk shows I have watched from the year 2007, Hyun Joong became an apple of the eye of many talk show hosts which I have written in my previous articles. Hyun Joong has a natural way of entertaining everyone even by just merely talking with him. He can be as hilarious whenever his 4Dness attacks unintentionally!! It is through talk shows and interviews that we can know more about Hyun Joong. If I start watching him at talk shows, it’s non-stop until I have consumed all the shows in my playlist even I have watched them already!! It’s not only the essence of what he’s talking about, but also his manner of speaking, smiling and laughing that I get addicted to!!
And in game shows he’s so competitive and sincerely enjoys himself by the game challenge. He always tries his best to win the challenge while he enjoyed playing with the games. He can be so hilarious on game shows by just watching the natural Hyun Joong’s playful manners is just so enjoyable and gives me something to laugh about!! When I watched Youth Investigate Life, it didn’t have sub, but I was laughing all the way!!
There’s a part in the show that Hyun Joong was challenged to imitate a topless male model in an arts classroom with all female students. As Hyun Joong took his shirt off and imitate the model to be sketched by the students, as his mission was to please the students or something!! He was so cute, but his innocent looks and expression made me laugh that I didn’t even understand what was going on!! Same with these pictures from Happy Camp, I got no idea why Hyun Joong was laughing but I was laughing at his expressions!! What is with this guy??
When Hyun Joong visited my country last year, he was able to meet one of his elder fan, as her birthday wish is to meet Hyun Joong is person to shake hands with her. To be able to do so she joined the auction hosted by TFS and the item was the training pants of Hyun Joong with his signature with it. She won the auction, got Hyun Joong’s training pants but the most important treasure for her is to meet him personally, had her warm hug from him and pictures. The magic touch of Hyun Joong truly gave her a certain joy she will keep in her heart.
A moment that she will never forget for the rest of her life. I was touched by how she related her story that she’s aging but having Hyun Joong in heart gave her the joy that kept her going with her life feeling young and vibrant. I admire her love and support to Hyun Joong that despite of her ailment, she followed Hyun Joong in Hongkong at the recent fan meeting concert, together with her daughter who is also a fan of Hyun Joong. Both has ailment and in wheelchair but their physical condition was not a hindrance to follow and support Hyun Joong’s activity.
During the handshake portion of the fan meeting concert as Hyun Joong came back to the stage and as soon as he spotted the elders in wheelchair he immediately came down to the gallery, greeted and hug each one of them. What a great joy it was for the elders who has ailment that Hyun Joong recognized them and came near them. She’s very proud of being a fan of Hyun Joong that she can tell the whole world how much she loves him like a true grandson.
UPS AND DOWN
She reminded me of my aunt who was a fan of a famous local singer/actress in my country, that she had been supporting for over 20 years ever since the singer started in showbiz. She’s a loyal fan who supported, defended and protected her idol. Until such time her idol faded from the lime light, because of drugs her idol slowly deteriorated. All the years she had been supporting her, she never got a chance to meet her in person. But when her idol was rehabilitated, she was able to visit her and met her for the first time in 20 years. She introduced herself as an avid fan and her idol cried to her out of depression.
My aunt told me, a true fan doesn’t leave her idol just because nobody likes her or him anymore, not because your idol faded because of a mistake since nobody is perfect. She said this to me, “For 20 years I can only see my idol on TV, movies and from afar stage that she cannot see me. But when everyone left her, I didn’t leave. When there was no longer crowd of fans surrounded her, now she can see me, and I’m happy that even I have seen her worst, she’s still the most beautiful person I have ever known.”
Back in time, I could not understand her way of admiration to her idol. But now that I’m a fan, it was only at this time that I understood. She told me a love for an idol is the most unselfish love a person can experience having to love a stranger. But the joy of being a fan is priceless whenever you watch your idol. She said other people would not understand the feelings of being a fan unless they have experience the same way as we do. She understood the addiction of a fan and being captured by an idol, because she has been that for over 20 years to one single idol.
This is all I have for today’s dosage, I have learned my lesson today from the elders and I will keep it in my heart. I am not saying I’m gonna be fan a forever because nothing is forever, but I do hope to stay a bit longer and watch Kim Hyun Joong grow on his own and be a role model to the young generation.
LazerKim here writing
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