By: LazerKim Kim Hyun Joong shall be playing Santa Claus this Christmas holiday by holding a fan sign event in Tokyo and Nagoya today December 21, tomorrow December 22 the fan sign event continue in Hiroshima, December 23 Sunday Hyun Joong shall be in Fukuoka, this is his schedule in accordance to his calendar of events for this weekend.
While I’m writing this article Hyun Joong was already spotted at the Gimpo Airport taking an early morning flight to Haneda. Looking handsome in his fur coat and his favorite cap in this freezing winter early morning! Oh what an early morning to wake up seeing such a handsome guy can start my day in real good mood!!
His fans were already at the Gimpo Airport so early to see him off, as usual many fans handed their letters and presents which I’m assuming could be gifts and letters for Christmas. At the same time his Japanese fans were waiting for Hyun Joong to welcome him at the Haneda Airport, all crowded airport lobby!
In another update, Kim Hyun Joong’s wax figure by Madam Tussauds Busan finally was completed as it was unveiled yesterday and shall be on display starting today December 21. It was said that the wax figure cost 200 Million Won or approximately 186,000 US Dollars!! Madame Tussanuds had created 13 wax figure of celebrities from around the world and Hyun Joong was among the few chosen ones to model for a wax figure, as the hottest Hallyu star.
The wax figure though was a bit different specially the eyes which is a bit smaller than Hyun Joong’s eyes,and the shape of the face is a bit thinner. Honestly, I want to cry out loud “That’s not Kim Hyun Joong!!” LOL!! Nevertheless, it’s a work of arts, time and effort to work on the wax figure is much appreciated of course. Here’s that news as follows:
Video clip at Madame Tussauds:
Kim Hyun Joong’s wax figure revealed to have cost $186,000 USD
He previously had measurement done for a figure to be displayed at Madam Tussauds Busan. Madame Tussauds Busan said, “Starting from December 21st, we will be holding Kim Hyun Joong’s wax figure on display.”
Madame Tussauds Busan had previously displayed wax figures of Bae Yog Joon, Nichkum, and President Lee Myung Bak, but this is the first time that Madame Tussauds Busan had chosen Kim Hyun Joong for a figure. The figure displayed is wearing Kim Hyun Joong’s outfit from his Asia Tour, and even has accessories he wore during the performance that were donated to the museum.
The figure was built after 500 measurements were taken, and the total cost of the figure was said to be 200 million KRW (approximately $186,000 USD). Madame Tussauds said, “The fact that there are Korean celebrities and famous figures in the 13 Madame Tussauds all over the world means that there is a lot of interest in Hallyu stars. Kim Hyun Joong especially is a leader in spreading hallyu globally. He wrapped up his Asia Tour successfully and ranked #1 on Japan’s Oricon Charts.”
Tip: Muriel source: allkpop by: jennywill
As soon as Hyun Joong arrived Haneda Tokyo, it was said he went straight to the event venue and wearing a black suit. Watching from Hyun Joong’s video clip at Gimpo Airport he looks very fresh and well re-charged to board an early morning flight! As someone posted that Hyun Joong shall be in Tokyo and Nagoya today for the fan sign event, then I would assume he’ll be having a long day today!! Will that be from Tokyo flying over to Nagoya??
At the venue it was said that there was no handshake, no photos and fans cannot hand in presents to Hyun Joong, therefore this event is purely autograph signing only. This probably for security reasons and considering the crowded venue and time. But even though, the fans can have a better up close look at Hyun Joong while he’s signing! I can already imagine another festive mood to where Hyun Joong is right at this moment! Japanese fans are truly lucky and all we can do now is to watch over him from afar as if we’re also there with him.
After these three days event, the next is China again for the year end celebration, then back to Japan for a month concert series in ten cities. Hyun Joong shall have the chance to take a break before the concert series. Hyun Joong also mentioned that he’ll be spending his Christmas day with his friends as he normally does every year.
Well I guess Hyun Joong now playing role of Santa Claus in Japan giving his autograph and meeting him in person up close as his present to his fans! That’s a real great Christmas present for every fans who were at the venue. Many fans from afar surely envy the chance and that include myself!! This is a real big Christmas treat!
In my country Christmas is a the biggest holiday in a year that everyone gets busy with shopping and preparing for the big day as it has always been celebrated with family as traditionally done. Some families with kids the eve of Christmas December 24th, the kids still do believe Santa Claus placing gifts for them at their bedside. I did experienced it when I was a kid my mom wakes me up at the middle of the night finding some gifts at my bedside! Then we have midnight dinner spent with the rest of my family members and relatives.
I sure do miss those old times. When my parents passed away and my other brothers and sister migrate to US, it’s different that I have to spend Christmas by myself, and had gone used to it. Last year 2011 was exceptionally special that I spent Christmas eve in front of my monitor writing my first article about Hyun Joong. I was all alone but I never felt it having Hyun Joong occupying my thoughts researching about guy!
There’s also an unusual Christmas Eve story about Hyun Joong as he was relating his sad experience back in time when he was still working in a restaurant. Do you remember that story? It was one of the busiest evening that the restaurant was full house, Hyun Joong was on duty, after the restaurant closed he brought the garbage down to the ground floor and at the stair the garbage spilled out all over! Hyun Joong spent that night picking up the garbage from the stairs with his bare hands!! Then he asked himself, “Do I have to live like this all my life?”
While other people rejoice and celebrating for the coming of Christ, Hyun Joong simply was working on the eve of Christmas! Well, now he had gone through those times! What Hyun Joong picks up on this time are all success, probably something he had never imagine back in that time on that certain sad Eve of Christmas. Now Hyun Joong is blessed with so much goodness and comfort in life at the same time receiving so much love from millions of people from around the world. God is so good to him because he is a good man with a big heart to everyone.
What makes a fan happy is normally the success of her idol. A bonus happiness comes from having a chance to taking even just a glimpse of his face in person. Yesterday one of my readers shared her brief experience of seeing Hyun Joong at the Hong Kong airport after waiting for him at the airport for seven hours! And with just some very brief glimpse of Hyun Joong passing by the airport lobby, made her the happiest and could not forget a simple encounter. Many of us had the same experience whether we have watched Hyun Joong in his concert, fan signing, or for just a short encounters mean a lot to us that we can treasure for the future to be remembered as always.
Whether we have already met Hyun Joong or not, consider ourselves blessed for being fans of Kim Hyun Joong for we have chosen the right star to follow, who is more than deserving of our love and support. Isn’t it great to spend this Christmas holiday with Kim Hyun Joong? Indeed we are all blessed this Christmas!!
LazerKim here writing
Photo credits as tagged, Ms.D, thanks!