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Enrollment Day

Me and my previous classmates planned to enroll today. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it to the last step (which is the scheduling of sections) ’cause the computer hanged.

So, we decide to go to school tomorrow at 8am to get our schedules early. I’m thinking of what will happen tomorrow? I hope we’ll gt our schedules early and don’t experience to wait for an hour (like on the pictures). We can do it. Ha ha

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Happy Fifth Anniversary to Super Junior!

On November 6th, 2005, Super Junior debuted with their first stage on SBS “Inkigayo“, winning the attention of the industry and audience with their large member count. The group continued their stellar success by branching out into various entertainment fields over the past 5 years. No longer containable within Korea’s wee market, the group burst to stardom in the whole of Asia.

In celebration of their fifth anniversary just around the corner, let’s take a tour of Super Junior’s five year long history.

1. All-around entertainment talent: the “separate but together” strategy

On top of their singing careers, the members of Super Junior have branched out as actors, MCs, DJs, comedians, producers and models since their debut, letting the versatile individuals find their niche talent. Their “separate but together” was their motto and catchphrase since the debut. Though this strategy received questionable reaction from the industry, it is now widely accepted and emulated in the current market where all-around entertainers are highly coveted.

Even now, “separate but together” is their logo, earning praise and prominence in various fields. Siwon,HeechulKibum and Donghae all earned recognition as actors; LeetuekEunHyuk and Shindongare daily doses of laughter with Radio DJing and variety shows; finally, KyuhyunYesungSungmin,Ryeowook and Donghae actively participate in musicals and OSTs.

2. SuJu’s unique concept of “unit systems”

Super Junior pioneered the “unit system.” It was as unique and foreign as the “separate but together” strategy, but within years, various groups utilized the same method, making the unit system a landmark concept.

With excellent vocals, Kyuhyun, Ryeowook and Yesung created Suju’s ballad unit “Super Junior K.R.Y.” “Super Junior-T” was the first idol formation to delve into trot music. They also won various awards in China with “Super Junior-M” and when focusing on pleasant music created “Super Junior-Happy” to transform and fit into different performances and stages.

 

3. Widespread success across Asia

Super Junior’s story-packed five year history lead to their current status as one of the lead idol groups of Korea, winning the attention of the whole Asian continent.

Their 3rd album “Sorry Sorry” sold over 250 thousand copies and earned the Golden Disk Award, won the title “Album King” of 2009, was named “2009 Asia’s Most Popular Single” by Thailand’s Channel.V, ranked 1st for 36 straight weeks  on Taiwan’s KKBOX, and 34 weeks on ezpeer+. The single “Sorry Sorry” spread like an epidemic in Asia.

Additionally, SuJu’s 4th album “BONAMANA” is expected to top album sales again, reigned for 22 weeks on KKBOX, and Japan’s famous drama named Super Junior as Korea’s top group, affirming their Asia’s superstar title.

Furthermore, their second Asia tour “Super Show 2” was presented fifteen times across nine cities and “Super Show 3″ across thirteen cities enthralling the global fans.

On November 6th,  Super Junior will hold a party with their official fanclub at Seoul Korea University to commemorate their 5th year anniversary. Congrats to this talented group – we look forward to what the future years will bring!

On November 6th,  Super Junior will hold a party with their official fanclub at Seoul Korea University to commemorate their 5th year anniversary. Congrats to this talented group – we look forward to what the future years will bring!

 

Source: Allkpop


F.T. Island’s former member Oh Won Bin to make a solo debut with digital release

Oh Won Bin, who had pulled out of F.T. Island early last year due to musical differences, will be making his solo comeback.

Although he had sung a track for the “You’re Beautiful” O.S.T. after leaving F.T. Island, this will be his official debut as a solo singer.

His agency, FNC Music, stated, “Oh Won Bin will debut after preparing for two years. He had always embodied his own music since the F.T. Island days, and this digital single will be the first result of it”.

The new single, “I Love You, I Love You“, hopes to impress listeners with its brilliantly orchestrated melodies; Brown Eyed Girls Miryo will also be a guest-vocalist for the track.

Oh Won Bin expressed via his agency, “I desired to meet my fans but prepared instead to release good music. You have waited almost 2 years, so I’ll try my hardest to show my best.”

His new single, “I Love You, I Love You“, will be available on November 11th.

Check out a sample of his sound from his “You’re Beautiful” work below!

Source: Allkpop


Nominees for the ‘25th Golden Disk Awards’ revealed!

The ‘Golden Disk Awards has recently revealed their nominees for its 2010 awards ceremony, set to be held on December 9th at Koryeo University.

The awards show first began in 1986, and since then, it’s become Korea’s most prestigious awards ceremony for music. Nicknamed the ‘Korean Grammy Awards,’ the ceremony is known for its fair standards, as the committee utilizes figures from album and digital music sales only.

Due to such simplistic standards, the show is able to feature the truly successful artists that have received the love of the public each year, including the ‘indie’ or ‘underground musicians.

Check out the nominees below!

<Disk Bonsang>

Kim Jong Kook
Album: Vol. 6 Eleventh Story
Title Track: “This Person”

DJ DOC
Album: Vol. 7 Taste for the Arts
Title Track: “I’m This Kind of Person”

Lucid Fall
Album: Vol. 4 Les Miserables
Title Track: “Mackerel”

Bobby Kim
Album: Vol. 3 Heart & Soul
Title Track: “Like A Man”

Vibe
Album: Vol. 4 Vibe In Praha
Title Track: “Come Back”

Verandah Project
Album: Vol. 1 Day Off
Title Track: “Bike Riding”

BoA
Album: Vol. 6 Hurricane Venus
Title Track: “Hurricane Venus”

SHINee
Album: Vol. 2 Lucifer
Title Track: “Lucifer”

Super Junior
Album: Vol. 4 Bonamana
Title Track: “Bonamana”

Supreme Team
Album: Vol.1 Supremier
Title Track: “Step Up”

SNSD
Album: Vol. 2 Oh!
Title Track: “Oh!”

Epik High
Album: Epik High / Epilogue
Title Track: “Run”

U-KISS
Album: Vol. 1 U-Kiss Only One Album
Title Track: “Bingeul Bingeul”

Younha
Album: Vol. 3 Part. B Growing Season
Title Track: “I Broke Up Today”

Lee Sung Hwan
Album: Vol. 10 Dreamizer
Title Track: “Perfect Memory”

Lee Juk
Album: Vol. 4 Love
TItle Track: “With You”

Taeyang
Album: Vol. 1 Solar
Title Track: “I Need A Girl”

2NE1
Album: Vol. 1 To Anyone
TItle Track: “Can’t Nobody”

T-ara
Album: Breaking Heart (Repackaged)
Title Track: “I Go Crazy Because of You”

K. Will
Albm: Vol. 2 Miss, Miss, Miss
Title Track: “Miss, Miss, Miss”

<Digital Music Bonsang>

Ga-In
Album: Step 2/4
Title Track: “Irreversible”

Davichi
Album: Innocence [EP]
Title Track: “Time, Please Stop”

DJ DOC
Album: Taste for the Arts
Title Track: “I’m This Kind of Person”

Hot Potato
Album: Seesaw
Title Track: “Confession”

miss A
Album: Bad But Good
Title Track: “Bad Girl Good Girl”

Rain
Album: Back to the Basic
Title Track: “The Song That’ll Hold You Back”

IU
Album: Nagging
Title Track: “Nagging (feat. 2AM’s Seulong)”

Wonder Girls
Album: 2 Different Tears
Title Track: “2 Different Tears”

SG Wannabe
Album: SG Wannabe 7 Part. 1
Title Track: “Sunflower”

MC Mong
Album: Jo Young Su All Star 2.5
Title Track: “Bubble Love (feat. Seo In Young)”

MC Mong
Album: Blue Brand Vol. 2 Trauma Part 2
Title Track: “Because It Hurts to Death (feat. Mellow)”

Yesung (Super Junior)
Album: ‘Cinderella’s Sister’ OST
Title Track: “It Has to Be You”

Lee Seung Gi
Album: Shadow (Repackaged)
Title Track: “Love Teaches Alcohol (feat. F. BaekChan from 8Eight)”

Psy
Album: Vol. 5 PSYFIVE
Title Track: “Right Now”

CNBLUE
Album: Bluelove
Title Track: “Love”

CNBLUE
Album: Bluetory [EP]
Title Track: “Loner”

SNSD
Album: Vol. 2 Run Devil Run (Repackaged)
Title Track: “Run Devil Run”

SNSD
Album: Vol. 2 Oh!
Title Track: “Oh!”

Zia
Album: Let’s Have A Drink
Title Track: “Let’s Have A Drink”

KARA
Album: Lupin
Title Track: “Lupin”

2AM
Album: Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die
Title Track: “Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die”

2PM
Album: I’ll Be Back
Title Track: “I’ll Be Back”

T-ara
Album: Breaking Heart (Repackaged)
Title Track: “I Go Crazy Because of You”

4men
Album: The 3rd Generation (Special Album)
Title Track: “Can’t (feat. 美)”

<Hip-hop Award>

DJ DOC
Album: Taste for the Arts
Title Track: “I’m This Kind of Person”

MC Mong
Album: All Star 2.5 / Blue Brand Vol. 2
Title Track: “Bubble Love” / “Because It Hurts to Death”

Supreme Team
Album: Spin Off (Repackaged)
Title Track: “Dang Dang Dang”

Outsider
Album: Acquaintance: The Outsider
Title Track: “Acquaintance”

Eun Ji Won
Album: Platonic
Title Track: “Siren (feat. Mister Typhoon)”

<Rock Award>

The Rights of Men Band
Album: Because I Love You
Title Track: “Because I Love You”

Hot Potato
Album: Seesaw
Title Track: “Confession”

CNBLUE
Album: Bluetory [EP]
Title Track: “Loner”

F.T. Island
Album: Beautiful Journey
Title Track: “Love Love Love”

Come Back Madonna Band
Album: I Am Legend Part. 3
Title Track: “1 Million Roses”

<Rookie Award>

Gil Hak Mi
Album: Super Soul
Title Track: “Super Soul”

miss A
Album: Bad But Good
Title Track: “Bad Girl Good Girl”

B2ST (BEAST)
Album: Shock of the New Era
Title Track: “Shock”

Seo In Guk
Album: Just Beginning [EP]
Title Track: “Love U”

Supreme Team
Album: Spin Off (Repackaged)
Title Track: “Dang Dang Dang”

Secret
Album: Secret Time
Title Track: “Magic”

CNBLUE
Album: Bluetory [EP]
Title Track: “Loner”

SISTAR
Album: Push Push
Title Track: “Push Push”

ZE:A
Album: Nativity (Single)
Title Track: “Mazeltov”

G.Na
Album: Draw G’s First Breath
Title Track: “I’ll Back Off So You Can Live (feat. Yong Jun Hyung)”

<Popularity Award>

Ga-In
Album: Step 2/4
Title Track: “Irreversible”

Kim Jong Kook
Album: Vol. 6 Eleventh Story
Title Track: “This Person”

Gil Hak Mi
Album: Super Soul
Title Track: “Super Soul”

The Rights of Men Band
Album: Because I Love You
Title Track: “Because I Love You”

Davichi
Album: Innocence [EP]
Title Track: “Time, Please Stop”

DJ DOC
Album: Taste for the Arts
Title Track: “I’m This Kind of Person”

Hot Potato
Album: Seesaw
Title Track: “Confession”

Lucid Fall
Album: Vol. 4 Les Miserables
Title Track: “Mackerel”

miss A
Album: Bad But Good
Title Track: “Bad Girl Good Girl”

Bobby Kim
Album: Vol. 3 Heart & Soul
Title Track: “Like A Man”

Vibe
Album: Vol. 4 Vibe In Praha
Title Track: “Come Back”

Verandah Project
Album: Vol. 1 Day Off
Title Track: “Bike Riding”

BoA
Album: Vol. 6 Hurricane Venus
Title Track: “Hurricane Venus”

Rain
Album: Back to the Basic
Title Track: “The Song That’ll Hold You Back”

B2ST (BEAST)
Album: Shock of the New Era
Title Track: “Shock”

SHINee
Album: Vol. 2 Lucifer
Title Track: “Lucifer”

Psy
Album: Vol. 5 PSYFIVE
Title Track: “Right Now”

Seo In Guk
Album: Just Beginning [EP]
Title Track: “Love U”

SNSD
Album: Oh! / Run Devil Run
Title Track: “Oh!” / “Run Devil Run”

Super Junior
Album: Vol. 4 Bonamana
Title Track: “Bonamana”

Supreme Team
Album: Supremier / Spin Off
Title Track: “Step Up” / “Dang Dang Dang”

Secret
Album: Secret Time
Title Track: “Magic”

SISTAR
Album: Push Push
Title Track: “Push Push”

CNBLUE
Album: Bluetory [EP] / Bluelove
TItle Track: “Loner” / “Love”

Outsider
Album: Acquaintance : The Outsider
Title Track: “Acquaintance”

IU
Album: Nagging
Title Track: “Nagging (feat. 2AM’s Seulong)”

SG Wannabe
Album: SG Wannabe 7 Part 1
Title Track: “Sunflower”

F.T. Island
Album: Beautiful Journey
Title Track: “Love Love Love”

Epik High
Album: Epik High / Epilogue
Title Track: “Run”

MC Mong
Album: All Star 2.5 / Blue Brand Vol. 2
Title Track: “Because It Hurts to Death” / “Bubble Love”

Yesung (Super Junior)
Album: ‘Cinderella’s Sister’ OST
Title Track: “It Has to Be You”

Wonder Girls
Album: 2 Different Tears
Title Track: “2 Different Tears”

U-KISS
Album: Vol. 1 U-Kiss Only One Album
Title Track: “Bingeul Bingeul”

Younha
Album: Vol. 3 Part. B Growing Season
Title Track: “I Broke Up Today”

Eun Ji Won
Album: Platonic
Title Track: “Siren (feat. Mister Typhoon)”

Lee Seung Gi
Album: Shadow (Repackaged)
Title Track: “Love Teaches Alcohol”

Lee Seung Hwan
Album: Vol. 10 Dreamizer
Title Track: “Perfect Memory”

Lee Juk
Album: Vol. 4 Love
Title Track: “With You”

ZE:A
Album: Nativity (Single)
Title Track: “Mazeltov”

G.Na
Album: Draw G’s First Breath
Title Track: “I’ll Back Off So You Can Live”

Zia
Album: Let’s Have A Drink
Title Track: “Let’s Have A Drink”

KARA
Album: Lupin
Title Track: “Lupin”

Come Back Madonna Band
Album: I Am Legend Part. 3
Title Track:”1 Million Roses”

K. Will
Album: Vol. 2 Miss, Miss, Miss
Title Track: “Miss, Miss, Miss”

Taeyang
Album: Vol. 1 Solar
Title Track: “I Need A Girl”

2NE1
Album: Vol. 1 To Anyone
Title Track: “Can’t Nobody”

2AM
Album: Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die
Title Track: “Can’t Let You Go Even If I Die”

2PM
Album: I’ll Be Back
Title Track: “I’ll Be Back”

T-ara
Album: Breaking Heart (Repackaged)
Title Track: “I Go Crazy Because of You”

4men
Album: The 3rd Generation (Special Album)
Title Track: “Can’t (feat. 美)”

Fans can vote for their favorites on the official website until December 6th.

 


Kim Hyun Joong violated his contract for the ‘Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games’?

Kim Hyun Joong was previously reported to be participating in the opening ceremony for the 16th “Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games“ on November 12th, but it has recently been revealed that he violated his contract terms.

On November 5th, a news report by the Beijing Youth Daily included an interview with Chun Wei, the director for the opening ceremony. He stated, “We’ve been put in an extremely difficult situation due to the disclosure of Kim Hyun Joong participating in the opening ceremony. China has been keeping the names of our own singers under the utmost secrecy, so it’s difficult for us to understand why he went ahead and revealed it.”

He continued, “The point of the ceremony is to reveal who is singing the theme song on the day of the actual ceremony. We’re extremely shocked to hear that news of his participation have already been reported. He even signed the contract agreeing to keep the information a secret. Kim Hyun Joong violated the contract and it’s very unfortunate.

Yet despite his disappointment, the director went on to express his understanding for the singer. ”The opening ceremony will hold a 100,000 member audience. Since it will also be broadcast live through TV, over a billion people will be watching Kim Hyun Joong. He probably thought of this as an honor and wanted to get it known. I understand his actions and will not ask him to take responsibility for it.”

Meanwhile, KeyEast representatives responded, “The reports about his Guangzhou Asian Games contracts is not true. Before we revealed the information to the public, we received permission from the organizing committee. The committee is currently expressing their disappointment by reporting information that is not even true. We are currently working to take follow-up measures.”

Source: Allkpop


CNN to hold exclusive interview with Kim Hyun Joong on the success of ‘Playful Kiss’

With the ongoing release of special episodes for ‘Playful Kiss’ via Youtube, the drama has been gaining worldwide attention even after the completion of the drama. American news channel CNN has picked up on the international sensation, and offered to conduct an exclusive review on its success. Main star Kim Hyun Joong will be interviewed for the special coverage, as well as Group EightPublisher Song Byung Joon, and Google Director Seo Hwang Wook.

It was reported that the interviewer will be one of CNN’s main anchors, Anna Core, who will be asking Kim Hyun Joong about the success of ‘Playful Kiss’, as well as his thoughts on acting alongside female lead, Jung So Min.

Additionally, Anna Core will be asking producer Song Byung Joon about his secret know-hows for successful productions. She will also seek informed answers from the Google Director about the impact of the special web episodes.

CNN became greatly interested in ‘Playful Kiss’, ever since the first Youtube special episode received over 520,000 views in just two days after its release.

As of the 5th, the first special episode has received 768,591 views, while the 2nd episode recorded 438,178 hits – totaling to a whopping 1,756,175 views in such a short span of time.

Even the comments replying to ‘Playful Kiss’ episodes alone reached over 3,400 posts. The comments aren’t just made by Korean fans either, as there have been numerous contributions in English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and French. Youtube has been collaborating with subbing community Viikii in order to respond to the demand of international fans by subbing in various  languages.

Song Byung Joon stated, “We were able to realize through the comments and views of the special episodes that even content which is only aired in Korea gain an incredible amount of worldwide fans. It has been very helpful, being able to break the cultural barrier and communicate with, as well as listen to, the responses of our worldwide fans in real-time.”

Lee Wonji, the President of Google Korea, also expressed, “Youtube has become the #1 largest worldwide online video site where, for example, albums of famous Korean artists are revealed first. Many national broadcast producers have already gained interest in Youtube due to the success of ‘Playful Kiss’. Since Youtube will always be open for use, we hope that more national producers take advantage of this global platform.”

Source + Photo: Sports Today