Sunday, January 1, 2012


Happy New Year Everyone! Happy 2012! Indeed, Time flies so fast when we are having fun right?

The Year 2011 has been a really busy year for Kim Hyun Joong, and unexpectedly, for me too. And before the year ended, the blog reached its 3 Million Views, so thank you very much Kbenchers.

Honestly,when I started the blog, I never really imagined it will be this succesful, this important for Kim Hyun Joong lovers like me. So it surprised me a lot to see that with its 1 year, it reached 2 million views already, so thank you so much.

But I think its safe to say that the blog just came with Hyun Joong's tremendous success the past 2011. Kim Hyun Joong has done a really great job last 2011 with endorsements left and right, shows, Breakdown, Lucky Guy, and the highlight of it all, the ASIA TOUR.

My KHJ Philippine Asia Tour experience was definitely more than what I imagined of. Well, I have to say even the TV appearance wasnt really part of my itinerary too. Even that infamous airport moment.

But I also had a fair share of "not so good" moments with the blog. I cant count how many times I thought of closing the blog (and I always mean it) because of these events. I wont enumerate everything. But oh well, I realized, I have to thank you. YOU JUST INCREASED THE VIEWS OF MY BLOG.

With all these events, I still am happy to say that I am happy with this blog, and as long as Kim Hyun Joong is here to stay, Id try my best to stay as well. One thing I learned about blogging. Its never easy being a fan girl, more so, being Kim Hyun Joong's fan girl. It takes a lot of patience and love to stay put and be his fan amidst his great popularity. Well, Im not complaining. I love what I do. And I hope to do it until I can.

Thank you everyone for making Kathy's Bench's 2011 a great year! I hope to have the same support with you this 2012!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Happy Kim Hyun Joong year!



  1. I recently became a fan of KHJ. I check your blog first every time I need an update on KHJ. Congratulations on the success of the Kathy Bench Blog. Happy New Year.

  2. katkat, we thank you also for having this blog. without this i wouldn't have my second family whom i'll treasure for the rest of my life...love u katkat, your kbench family really loves you...HAPPY KIM HYUN JOONG YEAR!!!

  3. As a loyal reader, we also want to take this chance to say "thank you. It's been a busy 2011 for KHJ's fans and I can imaging how much work it's for you.

    Just to let you know that I checked your blog immediately after I open my eyes in the morning.

    So thank you again and wish you have a more successfuly 2012.


  5. I just want to thank you for all your hard work. Congratulations for the great success of your blog.
    I hope you have an even better year with 2012. Maybe I should hope for a better year for HJ so that will surely mean a better year for you and us as well. Hahaha.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year which includes great success in all you do!

  6. Hi Kathy
    Thank You for this wonderful blog,and thank god i found this blog because it starts my Hyun Joong fan-girling day each and every day and i finish off my day with checking your blog for the latest Hyun Joong-news! I am always sure that you will work hard to give me what i yearn for every minute of my day- my Baby's songs,videos,pics and news of his awards and polls..And,thanks to your blog i also got lots of friends all over the world with whom i can share my craziness-this Hyun Joong craziness. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 to you all my K Bencher friends.I hope Our Uzoosin will also have a successful and fruitful year with his singing,acting and dancing..

  7. Idol....bcoz of ur blog i came to know you personally and it makes me feel how nice you are!

  8. Hi Kath,

    Happy 2012! Thank you for this interesting blog. I appreciate all your efforts and I think all of your readers, too. Keep blogging... VTD

  9. Hi! Kathy, it's like know you personally cuz, like lots of KHJ fans.. I make it a point to open your blog..everyday. I wish you good health, and more success.. that's my wish to our KHJ..more power,more blessings for the new year.

  10. Happy new year... thanks for keeping us updated with Kim Hyun Joong's news, we have received so much joy to see him climbing up to the top as a truly hallyu star. Keep blogging Kath, you are doing great!!!

  11. Hi Kathy, Happy New Year! Just wanted to tell you I really love your blog. Thank you so much for sharing KHJ stuffs. Keep blogging and wish you all the best for the year ahead.

  12. Hi Kathy!
    You're the only non-friend blog I'm following on the internet so far. I must say, the first thing that caught my eye was the awesome theme of your blog. On top of that, I simply LOVE & APPRECIATE how you chase down all KHJ's latest updates and post them here along with the eng. sub. At times, even I get tired of searching for his latest's updates and actually thought of giving up because there's just too much, so I can imagine how taxing it is for you to do this every day. No, actually I can't even imagine it. lol
    So here's a big THANK YOU. May 2012 be a great year for you! Happy New Year!!

  13. Hi Kathy, thank you very much for all your time and hard work. Love, love your blog!
    Wish you a Happy and Peaceful New Year!
    Wish our HJ good luck, best health and great success!
    Have A Happiest New Year, everyone!
    All the best!

  14. Kat, "our baby gel",
    The past year 2011..has been the most exciting, most exhilirating & at times most excruciating year I've had in my 52 years of existence..promise!!
    The deep friendship & bonding of our KBench angels is beyond words..notwithstanding the fact that we are of different ages..we've managed to go through the many highlights & pitfalls of "fangirl-ing HyunJoong" this year & have established a connection even real-blood family never could!! Our first-hand experience this year w/ my baby KHJ will forever be etched in our hearts!!
    Love my KBench/Henecians family so much & hope this coming year..we reach greater heights together as a group( perhaps go watch KHJ in Korea?~~fingers crossed)..more so as a family!!!

  15. Kathy, thanks for your hard work. Your blog is so beautiful and wonderful.

  16. I agree to all of you guys......

  17. kathy! Happy New Year! Keep up the good work with this blog site! I really find it "enriching" :)
    and also, thanks for the friendship!Take Care always! God bless! Love, love, love!! :)

  18. thank u kathy,,<3 happy new year ,, i am a regular here ,, i like ur blog soo much,,keep it up,,,wishing u a wonderful year,.

    ry mya<3

  19. dear kathy, thank you for all the hard work put into the blog, it truly means so much to us international hyun joong fans ^^ you are amazing, and truly truly truly appreciate everything you've done~!

    thank you for your love and dedication to hyun joong, and wishing you all the very best and the greatest blessings in 2012, may it be a wonderful year for you full of joy and love, God bless!!!

  20. Dear Kathy,
    First of all, Happy 2012 and may this year bring abundance of happiness to you...i love your blog as much as i love kim hyun joong cos' thru your blog, i get the most updated news on KHJ...thank you so much for your hard work and dedication. Everyday, first thing that i do when i wake up is to browse thru your blog for updates on KHJ...kamsa hamida....

  21. Thank you so much for the hard work you put into your blog. It is the best source of updates about KHJ! And since I live in California it's hard to get news sometimes. So I rely on your blog!! Thank you!!

  22. Happy 2012 Kathy I wish you much happiness in this new year. Thank you for taking the time to put this blog together. I only fell in love with KHJ this past Sept after watching BOF. Now I've watched many other Kdramas but BOF and KHJ remain first. I check your blog everyday because you always have the best pics and info regarding KHJ. I should also thank the many people that you know or sites you go to collect this info. I hope that you continue to do this blog as many will continue to view it. Again thank you.

  23. Hello Kathy, i visit your blog about twice a day just checking up on any news on KHJ. He has so much charm and positive aura that it rubs into my daily life and makes me reflect on good things in my life. He is a good role model for anyone.

    Thank you for making him accessible to us who are miles away. From London, wish you all the best. Fighting!

  24. Kathy - wishing you the best this year! khj fans love you for your exceptional dedication and tireless efforts to keep this site open for them, most especially his international fans. thanks for sharing the updated news and tidbits about him; it's very much appreciated!