Kim Hyun Joong has gone so far from the simple Leader of SS501 to the Hallyu Star he is now... All thanks to Boys Over Flowers who catapulted him to superstar status. But I guess he just got more, more supporters after Playful Kiss...And for that, I am very happy.
This show has been aired last year but for new Kim Hyun Joong fans, then this is just what you need. Know more about our dear Hyun Joong..
Finally! Some news to this interview!!! I have seen the photo via twitter hours ago, but I was waiting for an article..But at least..we have this..
Super Junior Leeteuk and Choi Si Won, and Kim Hyun Joong was featured in CNN iList Korea.
CNN iList Korea Special (airing on 6th-12th) with anchor Anna Coren has met with the UN Secretary Ban Ki Moon and the leaders of the Hallyu Wave Super Junior and Kim Hyun Joong.
With the upcoming G20 2010 Summit to be held in Seoul on the 11th, Anna Coren had the opportunity to interview UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on the 6th and talked a lot about Korea.
Also as the leaders of Hallyu Wave, idol group Super Junior Leeteuk and Choi Siwon were interviewed on how the 13 members are doing their activities and targeting the foreign market through Facebook and Twitter
The drama "Playful Kiss" has also been gaining popularity across Asia, Latin America and Europe through Youtube as testified by the drama's main actor Kim Hyun Joong.
In addition, CNN iList Korea also featured Seoul's food and culture. CNNGo also met up with South Korean architect Cho Min Suk to be broadcasted on the 12th on Talk Asia.
Source: TV Daily
*Rough translation may contain errors.
I find this article really great too, but hesitated at first to post since it wasn't made for my blog..However, since GUEST(which I really hope, you'll give me your name,I beg..^^) recommends it a lot, then here it is!
Once upon a time, in Beijing, a group of Journalists amazed at the surge of Korean dramas and music outside of the country of origin started calling it the Hallyu phenomenon. Hallyu signify the crossborder cultural spread of popular culture from South Korea to neighboring countries. It has now spread to the entire world. The spread has been quick, in real time and on demand due to the technology and programs that allowed instant access to almost any event, show, news and many others .
Somebody said the world is now flat-I think it means the world is now at your finger tips in your flat screens. The flat screen of computer is fast replacing television as the medium to know the world. The world is shrinking as we viewed together, tweeted together – we have become a community. Mass culture is never the same again.
There was a time the entertainment mecca in Asia was Hongkong . Hongkong was Asia’s Las Vegas. Performers needed to go there to show what they’ve got and to be names etched in entertainment land . Next came Japan . When Japan opened its doors to foreign entertainers and more so to Asia’s television programs , stars who were in them were made . It has been said, the next market and the biggest one is China. Korean stars and their management companies have increasingly turned their attention to China .
While stars are still being made in the traditional way – live performance and audience driven, entertainment in popular culture today is fueled by access to it -shrinking our distance and dispelling the notion we are still geographically challenged . The internet and everything else that we can do through it has turned old habits upside down.
Kim Hyun Joong came at the right time. Though like the others before him , used the traditional way to ascend the firmament of entertainment. He, too, after initial activities in his homeland went to Japan with his band ,the SS501 . Then he guested in variety and reality shows , tried his hands in mini dramas and finally landed a drama that can be considered a turning point in his career. Without missing a beat he resumed with his band mates, concert tours of several Asian countries giving him further exposure . Of course those who cannot be there to watch him live saw what transpired in the event to our heart’s content thousand times via YouTube provided by his enthusiastic fans. The world followed his development . We practically saw him grow before our very eyes .
Kim Hyun Joong did his part. He was armed to the teeth so to speak with many talents genetically endowed and honed by nurture, good looks, the work ethic, the never-say-die attitude . He did not come empty handed. He did his homework and many times to the extent of sacrificing his health . He took the risks but he was at the same time prepared to give his all. He has sowed fertile seeds and took good care of them . It is now time to harvest –a bountiful harvest .
The internet brought Kim Hyun Joong within our reach. He talked to us, wrote to us , showed us what talents he got and we in turn responded back . We searched for him in Yahoo , Googled him 24/7, we patronized his activities , bought products and merchandise with his pictures and endorsements. We organized groups to support him in any way we can. We in turn develop astounding relationships though we lived far away from each other. We learned skills we have not even dreamt of learning before and shared them like making fa narts, writing essays and poems, opening and maintaining blogs and forums, organizing across the oceans, giving to the less fortunate inspired by his generosity . Kim Hyun Joong brought out the best in us.
We emotionally connected with Kim Hyun Joong . We shared his pains ,laughed with his funny moments, cried with him when we saw his tears , we cheered him on and were proud when he received his well deserved awards .
We are one community and we have embraced Kim Hyun Joong . He is our world star, but he is also our friend , our son, our brother . In a way ,Kim Hyun Joong redefined what it meant to be a star even though he was propelled by the hallyu wave . He is also the cultural bearer of Asian culture , for a time swept to the backburner by western mass culture. Now that Asian culture is reinvigorated among us as we see common threads, similar values and aspirations .
Today , he is riding the crest of that wave with more and more of the world giants recognizing him. YouTube of Google was first to notice Kim hyun Joong’s international popularity. The potential that perhaps they saw is now evidence based with the record million views and thousands international comments of the seven episode extensions of his most recent work, Playful Kiss . Kim Hyun Joong has already left his mark in the annals of internet history. CNN was not to be left behind in this, as it wants to investigate this phenomenon by interviewing him, Youtube and the drama production executives . The Asian Games Committee in China this year also understood Kim Hyun Joong’s appeal by inviting him to share in the honor of singing the theme song of the event .
If only Emperor Jumong and the other dynastic leaders after him can see Kim Hyun Joong now they would have seen him conquer the world without sword and without blood .
Unnie Markii sure knows how to play the words..Unlike me!LOL
Credit: Gladys Dulay aka Markii Rose for kathysbench.blogspot.com
Kim Hyun Joong (KHJ) -induced pyschosis is a phenomenon not triggered by full moon nor any addicting drugs known to mankind affecting mostly women from all ages worldwide! It is the result of an excessive fanfare devotion to actor/singer Kim Hyun Joong brought by increased exposure to watching, reading, listening and dreaming about KHJ. Watching his latest Korean drama called Playful Kiss (PK) where he plays Beunk Soong Jo, currently shown in Youtube ; Ji hoo in Boys over flower (BOF); himself in the reality TV show We Got Married (WGM), and listening to his countless hit songs could further result to more recognizable signs and symptoms namely insomnia (due to excessive online KHJ stalking); confusion (resulting from insomnia); and minor functional deficits such as unable to work (due to exhaustion from online stalking), delirium ( due to too much KHJ fever!!) and moments of delusional grandeur especially when he charms his subjects using his wicked smile, singing talent, dancing moves and yes, that famous “rain kiss”! Famous withdrawal symptoms also include hand tremors (from excessive computer contact) and episodes of catatonic state with periods of apnea from witnessing his sexy smiles (CPR please!!)! Further, extreme exposure to KHJ can cause unprovoked yelling, howling, crying, rage (sometimes) and unexplained happiness –all in one mix! Whew! Management of symptoms include joining KHJ anonymous group for daily/weekly chitchats and discussions; further online stalking; attending his fan club meetings and subscribing to Kathy’s Bench for updated KHJ blogs! No known cure is available at the moment however when symptoms persist, please consult your doctor! CHEERS!
Here's a tip if you wanna get a SURE Photo Op with Leader... Bring kids with you! He wont decline! I remember when he came here, a little girl came to him and gave him a gift, and he gladly accepted! He even smiled! And when the little girl said HI to him at the Meet and Greet, He Helloed back!