Monday, 31 December 2012
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On his Twitter on December 28, Eunhyuk uploaded a photo along with a message, “We are Super Junior.” Siwon also uploaded a picture under the title, “Love!”
In the first picture, posted by Eunhyuk, are all the members of Super Junior wearing the same bright blue padded jumpers. In the second picture, uploaded by Siwon, are again Super Junior’s members but in black jumpers. On the back of each coats is their group name written in white.
Netizens who saw these pictures commented, “They all look so cute,” “I think black looks better on them,” “Both jumpers look good on them,” “Will they go on the stage in these jumpers?”
Meanwhile, Super Junior has performed “Sexy, Free & Single,” and “Sorry Sorry” at “2012 KBS Gayo Awards” on December 28.
On December 30, SM Entertainment announced that SM dance group unit “SM The Performance” will be releasing their title track “Spectrum” later today.
“SM The Performance” is comprised of DBSK‘s Yunho, Super Junior‘s Donghae and Eunhyuk, SHINee‘s Minho and Taemin and EXO‘s Kai and Lay. The new sub-unit dance group had the opportunity to perform at the SBS Gayo Daejun to the excitement of fans.
The electronic sounds of “Spectrum” were created by famous DJ Zedd who has worked with artists such as Lady Gaga in the past. With Matthew Koma’s input, “SM the Performance” brought a whole different sound to the SBS Gayo Daejun awards.
Moreover, SM Entertainment artists showed a powerful and memorable performance at the awards ceremony. BoA performed “Only One” and DBSK performed “Humanoids,” which was a dance choreographed by Nappy Tabs who has worked with Christina Aguilera before.
All eyes were on MC IU and Eunhyuk during the broadcast of SBS’s “Gayo Daejun,” after IU mistakenly shared a photo on twitter that caused rumors to fly of the two dating each other.
On December 29, emcees IU and Suzy interviewed celebrity guests between performances during the “2012 SBS Gayo Daejeon: The Color Of K-Pop” program. After they finished interviewing Big Bang‘s Taeyang, Suzy handed off the microphone to Eunhyuk as netizens saw how IU struggled to know where to look without drawing too much attention.
Once it was Super Junior‘s turn to participate in the interview, viewers took note of Eunhyuk’s sudden expressionless face once he got the mic. However once it was his turn to talk, he didn’t disappoint fans as he showed his lively personality.
The SBS “2012 Gayo Daejeon: The Color of K-Pop” was emceed by IU, Jung Kyu Woon and Suzy. Singers that made guest appearances included: DBSK, Big Bang, Super Junior, 2NE1, SHINee, KARA, BEAST, SISTAR, Infinite, 4Minute, FT Island, f(x), CNBlue, SECRET and 2AM.
Super Junior’s Leeteuk revealed a difficult problem he’s now facing after entering the military.
On December 31, he made a special guest appearance on SBS’s talk show “Good Morning” where he shared that he’s not able to contact girl groups since he started serving in the military.
On this day, he appeared with other celebrities Ji Hyun Woo, Kim Mu Yeol and Jung Tae Woo and they shared about their army life. These men are currently preparing to perform in the musical “The Promise,” which will be available from January 9 to January 20.
Jung Tae Woo said, “I’m almost finished serving in the military, but Leeteuk and Kim Moo Yeol have a long ways to go.” He also added, “I’m looking forward to the girl group performances. Leeteuk said that he’ll invite them.”
Leeteuk shared, “I can’t contact girl group members after joining the army. It seems like they changed their numbers.” He added, “ I need to try harder,” making everyone in the studio laugh.via soompi
Super Junior’s Leeteuk receives ‘Popularity Award’ and sends a special greeting video to the ‘MBC Entertainment Awards’
Super Junior‘s Leeteuk received the ‘Popularity Award‘ at the ‘2012 MBC Entertainment Awards‘ held on the 29th.
Although he was unable to attend the ceremony due to his military duties, Leeteuk gave his congratulatory speech through a special video clip.
Leeteuk introduced himself with his real name, Park Jung Soo, and was congratulated by fellow enlisted celebrities Jung Tae Woo, Kim Moo Yeol, and Ji Hyun Woo.
Leeteuk stated, “I thank the viewers for giving a lacking person like me this big award. I want to thank the staff of ‘We Got Married‘.” He also greeted his on-screen wife Kang Sora and shared, “Sora ya~ I hope you’re doing well. Don’t get nervous because it is a live broadcast and do well. You are coming to visit, right? I sincerely thank you all for giving me the ‘Popularity Award’.”
Congratulations Leeteuk! Watch his congratulatory speech below!
IU and Eunhyuk appeared for the first time in a same event together after the photo incident.
SBS Gayo Daejun which was held on December 29th , IU along with Miss A's Suzy and actor Jung Kyeo Woon were the MCs of the show.
As the MCs they had to interview the artists that were present there throughout the show, and when it was Super Junior's turn to be interviewed,even though Suzy was the one who did the interview, the situation was a little awkward. Eunhyuk was seen trying to keep a calm expression while IU kept looking down at her cue cards.
Netizen commented,"You can see the tension atmostphere between the two","It's a little awkward","IU kept looking down at her cue cards",and so on
Written by Clover @ DKPOPNEWS.NET
Super Junior member Kangin’s latest selca picture is creating a stir for showing a great resemblance to Big Bang’s T.O.P.
On December 28th, Kangin posted a photo on his Twitter and wrote, “I’ll live a better life today than yesterday. I’ll try harder and harder. It’s very cold today. Dress warm.”
In the photo, Kangin is looking at the camera with a charismatic look. Especially, his look with sunglasses and white hair is drawing many people's attention because of the resemblance with Big Bang’s rapper T.O.P.
Upon seeing the photo, netizens commented, “He really does look like T.O.P”, “Kangin looks good with white hair”, “Kangin lost a lot of weight” and “His hair and glasses make him look even more like T.O.P.”
On the 29th of December, the grandest KPOP event in the Philippines happened, the KPOP Convention 4. The event took place at PICC Forum from 9am to 9pm and more than 6000 fans attended the said event.
Korean idol groups A.Cian and F.Cuz made an appearance during the event and performed their famous songs. One of the highlights of the event was the KPOP Idol Look-Alike Contest 2012 winners. Many fans joined the contest but only four were chosen, and one of them was Kurt Othello Sadje aka Choi Siwon of Super Junior.
Many fans have been spazzing about him since he really looks like Siwon and also Suho of EXO-K. His photos are spreading on the internet and lots of KPOP fans have started to become interested in him. He already has a fanclub in the Philippines called 'KertWonPH'.
The photo below was his entry for the contest.
He was also the 1st runner-up of Mr. Simple 2012 in the Philippines and won the 'Lee Min Ho Look-Alike Contest' during LMH's fanmeeting in Manila.
Super Junior-M will soon resume activities and SM Entertainment released the unit’s first teaser image, signaling their upcoming comeback.
On December 30th, SM Entertainment updated their official accounts on Twitter and Facebook with new image featuring Super Junior-M along with the captions: “Super Junior-M will make you #BreakDown @ Jiangsu TV NYE Concert.”
SM Entertainment‘s dance unit ‘SM The Performance‘ released their single, “Spectrum“, on the 30th.
‘SM The Performance’ consists of TVXQ‘s Yunho, Super Junior‘s Donghae and Eunhyuk, SHINee‘s Minho and Taemin, and EXO‘s Kai and Lay.
Fans were able to catch the highly anticipated group perform a remix version of “Spectrum” for the first time during the ‘2012 SBS Gayo Daejun‘ held on the 29th. It has been revealed that the song’s choreography and performance was created by renowned dance team, NappyTabs, which previously collaborated with SM artists for BoA‘s “Only One” and TVXQ’s “Humanoids“, as well as BeatBurger, a DJ-team consisting of SM Entertainment’s performance directors and choreographers.
“Spectrum” is a cover of a song with the same name that appeared on DJ Zedd‘s second single. The track is an electronic dance track which showcases the strong performance skills of the dance unit.
Check out the full audio of “Spectrum” below as well as ‘SM The Performance’s debut performance if you missed it!
Super Junior‘s Kangin‘s latest selca is becoming a hot topic.
On December 28th, Kangin updated his Twitter with the post, “I’m going to do better than yesterday. I’m constantly going to do a lot lot lot… better. The weather is very cold today. Dress warmly^^,” and attached a photo of himself with a pair of sunglasses on.
His selca has been grabbing the attentio
n of both fans and netizens, surprising them with his striking resemblance to Big Bang‘s rapper T.O.P.
Upon seeing the selca, fans and netizens replied, “He really does look like T.O.P“, “Kangin looks good with white hair“, “Kangin seems to have lost a lot of weight“, “They both look very handsome“, and more.
In other news, Super Junior will be appearing on the December 31st live broadcast of the ‘2012 MBC Gayo Daejaejun‘.
What do you thin, is there a resemblance?
Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk and IU were filmed together for the first time since their scandal during the ‘2012 SBS Gayo Daejun‘.
MCs miss A‘s Suzy, Jung Gyu Woon, and IU interviewed the performing artists throughout the show. During one segment, the MCs moved towards Super Junior and passed the mic to members Siwon and Eunhyuk who got the crowd cheering. Meanwhile, viewers noticed that IU was looking down at her cue cards shyly.
Viewers commented, “That must have been so awkward”, “The MCs had to carry out the interview like nothing happened”, and “IU keeps looking down and both are tense.”
Watch the interview below!
Source + image: Newsen via Nate
Super Junior's Eunhyuk and Siwon revealed Super Junior's group photos via Twitter on 28th December.
Eunhyuk wrote:" We are Super Junior!" while Siwon wrote "LOVE!"
The boys are seen posing in black and blue outfits in their latest group photos, showing their cool poses.
Fans commented,"SJ's friendship daebak","the best group" and etc.
SM Entertainment's special unit "SM The Performance" releases the official audio of Spectrum!
SM The Performance is a special unit consists of the best dancers from SM Entertainment including TVXQ's Yunho, Super Junior's Eunhyuk and Donghae, SHINee's Minho and Taemin as well as EXO's Kai and Lay.
The boys performed at the 2012 SBS Gayo Daejun yesterday and the official audio has been unveiled earlier today, check out the full song below.
Super Junior's Eunhyuk reveals the group photo of "SM The Performance" taken at the practice room.
He tweeted on 30th December," We took this photo when Yunho hyung was busy with his schedule, SM 7 and BeatBurger Shim Jae Won, Hwang Shang Hyun! really busy but worked very hard~ danced happily after a long while! please photoshop Yunho in this photo."
Meanwhile, SM The Performance released "Spectrum" earlier today.
Friday, 28 December 2012
Did Super Junior′s Kyuhyun and musical actress Kim So Hyun kiss or not?
Kyuhyun left behind a little room for the imagination on the December 26 broadcast of Radio Star. The episode was a mentor special for MBC′s The Great Birth 3, featuring Kim So Hyun, Kim Tae Won, Kim Yeon Woo and Brave Brothers.
The show′s MC Kyuhyun talked this day about what happened between him and Kim So Hyun, who is 11 years older than him, when they starred in the musical The Three Musketeers.
When the others on the show started showing interest in their kiss scene, he said that they "kissed after covering up with a hat."
MC Yoon Jong Shin joked, "It would′ve been deep if you had to cover it up with a hat," to which Kyuhyun answered back, "You never know what happened back there."
Kim So Hyun talked this day about her shining academic credentials as a graduate of Seoul University, her doctor father, opera singer mother and medical student brother.
Photo credit: SM Entertainment, MBC
Recently Super Junior’s Eunhyuk, Shindong and Sungmin took part in a recording as guests for jTBC’s Lee Su Geun and Kim Byung Man’s High Society.
During the episode, the Super Junior members were seen opening up packages they had received from fans. The packages contained many gifts from fans, including a pair of adult magazines.
However, the contents of one package caused Eunhyuk to begin shedding tears leaving fans curious as to what the mystery item was.
The members will also face off against Lee Su Geun and Kim Byung Man in a series of macho challenges including jumping into ice water and taking their shirts off in the freezing cold.
The episode airs on jTBC on December 29.
Photo Credit: jTBC
Super Junior’s Eunhyuk recently shed tears because of the gifts he received from fans.
Super Junior members participated in a recording for JTBC’s Lee Soo Geun Kim Byung Man’s Noble Life, and showed off their great sense of humor.
During the episode, the Super Junior members were seen opening up packages they had received from fans. The packages contained many gifts, including some racy magazines. However, one of the packages makes Eunhyuk cry and many people who heard the news are wondering what the mystery item was.
On the show, Super Junior also partook in other ridiculous acts such as withstanding the cold without a shirt and training in ice water.
The episode will air on jTBC on December 29.
Musical actress Kim So Hyun recently revealed the behind the scenes story to her kiss scene with Super Junior’s Kyuhyun.
On the episode of “Radio Star” that aired on December 26, Kim So Hyun started to share the hidden stories behind her and co-star Kyuhyun. Other guests and emcees showed interest in the two actors’ kiss scene in their musical, “Three Musketeers.” They asked, “Did you guys really kiss?” Then Kyuhyun answered, “We cover faces with a hat before we do it.” Then MC Yoo Sae Yoon added, “It must be even worse if you have to cover yourselves with a hat,” making everyone laugh.
But Kim So Hyun admitted that she wasn’t that close to Kyuhyun although they performed together. MC Yoon Jong Shin commented, “I guess you two aren’t that close.” Then Kim So Hyun said, “We still speak in a formal tone to each other.”
Other guests on this episode include Kim Tae Won, Kim Yun Woo and Brave Brothers, who are all mentors on MBC’s audition program, “Birth Of A Great Star.”
‘The Promise‘, the army musical featuring Super Junior‘s Leeteuk, actor Ji Hyun Woo, and ChoShinSung‘s Yunhak recently held a public practice session.
Many reporters were in attendance for the practice session to see the famous celebrities practice the musical. Even though the public session only showed the 2nd act, the actors displayed their passion and hard work by putting their all into the acting. At the end of the practice, Ji Hyun Woo said, “It is a musical that commemorates June 25, 1950 (The Day the Korean War began). You will be very touched by it“. Actor Kim Moo Yeol added, “I am nervous because it is a performance during my enlistment. I will do my best.” Yunhak said, “It’s a subject on war that international fans will have a hard time understanding, but we will make a stage that will touch even the international fans.” Leeteuk said, “I will do my best so people will say, ‘Of course, that is Super Junior’s Leeteuk’.”
Check out the photos and video below!
Wednesday, 26 December 2012
Super Junior subgroup Super Junior K.R.Y. comprised of members Kyuhyun, Ryeowook, and Yesung will be releasing their upcoming Japanese single, “Promise You” next month. Ahead of this release, the short PV for “Promise You” was released on Christmas Day through the official YouTube channel of Avex.
“Promise You” is officially set to be released in Japan on January 23rd, 2013. As a coupling song, Super Junior K.R.Y will be covering Hitoto Yo‘s “Hanamizuki“.
Check out the short PV below!
Tuesday, 25 December 2012
Super Junior took over the Korean trending hashtags on Twitter for 2012.
Because of the Hallyu wave, Korean hashtags come up very often on Twitter. Out of the 7 Korean #1 trending topics in 2012, one was for the Olympic swimmer Park Tae Hwan, when many all over the globe cried foul for his disqualification in the London Olympics.
The rest of the six Korean #1 trending topics went to Super Junior. Leader Leeteuk‘s enlistment trend of #기대릴게이특 (We’ll wait, Leeteuk) was next, followed also by an English tag for him. #슈퍼주니어2500일 (Super Junior 2500 Days), #이동해생일축하해요 (Lee Donghae Happy Birthday), #이특영원히사랑해요 (Leeteuk, we love you forever), #슈크라이6주년 (Su-KRY 6 years), #슈주은혁사랑합니다 (SuJu Eunhyuk, we love you), and #슈퍼주니어26000일 (Super Junior 2600 Days) were also #1 hashtags that trended.
Except for Park Tae Hwan, every one of the top trending Korean hashtags were for Super Junior. The group also had numerous English hashtags that were trending as well. Not only so, but Super Junior’s Siwon is currently the Korean with the most followers on Twitter, he has nearly 3 million followers. Donghae is 2nd with over 2.6 million followers.
Source: Oh My News
Monday, 24 December 2012
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
We hope you all spent Hug Day in the arms of the one you love!
But for those who were left daydreaming about the male celebs in our poll last week, the results are in!
The male celeb our readers think would be the best hugger is none other than Super Junior’s Choi Siwon.
The idol star and actor was the top gun of last week’s poll, taking 35 percent of the votes, while FT Island’s Jong Hoon and CN Blue’s Jung Yong Hwa tied for second place with 22.3 percent.
Big Bang’s Taeyang ranked third with 10 percent of votes, while SHINee’s Jonghyun recorded 7.3 percent of the votes. Kim Jong Kook, meanwhile, trailed behind, only picking up three percent of the votes.
We personally had a hard time choosing, but it appears Choi Siwon simply can’t be beat.
Don’t forget to check out our latest poll because it’s a merry one!
Photo credit: Elle
With Super Junior‘s Leeteuk and actors Kim Moo Yeol and Ji Hyun Woo getting ready to star in the military musical, ‘The Promise‘ has unveiled character posters for each of the soldiers!
Like mentioned before, the three stars will be acting in ‘The Promise‘, which will be sponsored by the Ministry of National Defense. The musical is based on actual historical events and figures, such as General Baek Sun Yeop and war correspondent Marguerite Higgins, and will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.
‘The Promise’ is scheduled to open in January of 2013 at the National Theater of Korea. The Ministry will make an official announcement when further details are confirmed.
Lots of celebrities took their time to go vote today for the Presidential Election in South Korea, and urged others to do the same as they snapped proof shots and left thoughtful messages. Check out some more photos and words from celebs in this Part 2, and stay tuned for Part 3! (Check out Part 1 here).
Super Junior‘s Ryeowook wrote, “Everyone who likes Ryeowook, follow me keke. I’m going back to Seoul after I came to Incheon~~^^ Everyone, let’s vote ♥ Don’t catch a cold~~ kyakya“.
Character posters of the new musical ‘The Promise’ were recently revealed featuring the cast members, Super Junior’s Leeteuk, Supernova’s Yoon Hak, Ji Hyun Woo and Kim Moo Yeol, who will portray war veterans.
‘The Promise’, which is hosted by the Ministry of National Defense, is about the 6.25 war in Korea and how a group of soldiers keep a promise made with each other. The musical was created to commemorate the 60th anniversary since the 6.25 war in 1950.
In the musical, Ji Hyun Woo plays the role of platoon commander Ji Hoon, Kim Moo Yeol plays the role of mysterious man Sang Jin, Yoon Hak plays the role of lively performer Dal Ho, and Leeteuk plays the role of feminine man Miss Kim.
‘The Promise’ will run from January 8 to January 20, 2013 at the National Theater near Dongkook University.
On December 18th, Super Junior's Ryeowook uploaded a photo on his twitter in the morning with the words, “At the famous crazy island of Mykonos in Greece. I want to go there again”.
In the photo, Ryeowook poses in sunglasses with the blue sea and sky of Greece on his back.
Netizens who saw this photo stated, “I am envious of Ryeowook”, “I feel warm just looking at this photo”, and “The background matches you”.
In addition, Super Junior won both the Best Album and Best Male Global Group awards at the ‘Mnet Asian Music Awards’ on November 30th.
Source: Ryeowook twitter
Written by Jenny@dkpopnews
Son Dambi revealed on her Twitter on 19th December.
She said,"Many people voted and i'm in good mood~ voted with Heechul, everyone must vote too."
She is seen showing her angelic smile in her new photo while Heechul covers his face with his hat.
Fans commented,"A coincidence?","long time no see Heechul" and etc
Super Junior’s Ryeowook has just released the album jacket photo for unit group, Super Junior K.R.Y’s upcoming Japanese single, ‘Promise You’.
On December 18th, Ryeowook uploaded the above photo on his Twitter and wrote, “Promise You. What I want to tell you is just that I love you.”
Mostly known for their lovely voices and touching performances, Super Junior K.R.Y, made up of members Kyuhyun, Ryeowook and Yesung, will once again capture the hearts with their upcoming R&B track.
‘Promise You’ is due to be released on January 23 in Japan.
Saturday, 15 December 2012
CNBLUE‘s Jonghyun chose Super Junior‘s Kangin as the most masculine idol.
On the December 14th episode of SBS‘ ‘Go Show‘, the MC’s asked Jonghyun to choose the idols he thought were the most masculine. He answered, “2PM‘s Taecyeon is too kind. He has a great body, but he’s always smiling. But I admit Super Junior’s Kangin hyung is masculine. His arm strength is just amazing.”
On December 14th, MBC Music‘s ‘All the K-POP‘ ran a survey where they asked 100 housewives which Super Junior member they didn’t want as a son-in-law.
According to the survey of the 100 housewives, Heechul was chosen as the member they least wanted as a son-in-law. Many of the housewives said, “He seems to be too popular with women“, and “He looks like a player“. When Leeteuk saw the result, he said, “Heechul has an eerie charm. He has a dangerous charm where people who fall for him can never come back out… If I was a woman, I’d be suffering“.
Yesung ranked #2 and Siwon ranked #3 on the list of least-wanted son-in-laws. Leeteuk was ranked last, meaning that most people wanted him as a son-in-law.
Donghae to debut on the big screen as the male lead of ‘Dreaming while Deceived, Still Dreaming when You Deceive Someone’
Super Junior‘s Donghae will be making his big screen debut.
A movie industry insider revealed that Donghae has been chosen as the male lead for the movie ‘Dreaming while Deceived, Still Dreaming when You Deceive Someone‘. The movie deals with a person named Chae Yi who dreams of being an author. She moves into a village that’s about to be run over, and encounters numerous scenarios as she lives with the strange inhabitants. Kang Hye Yeon, who received the Artreon Award at the 2012 Seoul International Female Movie Awards, will be directing the movie.
Donghae will be playing two characters. One character will be Hyun Soo, who the female lead has a crush on. The other character is Jung Woo, who secretly takes care of the female lead. Donghae has previously acted as the male lead of ‘Panda and Hedgehog‘, and had also been in the Super Junior movie ‘Attack of the Pin-Up Boys‘, but this will be his first lead role in an official movie.
The movie is set to begin filming in early 2013 and will be released later in the year.
Super Junior‘s Donghae opened up a cafe in Taiwan.
Donghae recently took to his Twitter to write, “Hello, everyone~ I’m Super Junior’s Donghae~! My brother and I opened up a small place so we can communicate with our Taiwanese fans~~ December 12th!! “The Grand Place” (^^) (Zhong Xiao East Road, Section 4, Alley 27, Lane 216, 16) I hope people enjoy themselves here~!” Later on his opening day, he wrote, “Good morning!! Today, I hope everyone has fun at THE GRAND PLACE!! (^^) I can’t go see you guys today, so sorry ~ T。T“.
After the cafe closed for the day after its grand opening, Donghae again tweeted, “Thank you everyone^^ I love you all!!” and uploaded a photo of all the congratulatory wreaths for his cafe.
Source: Donghae’s Twitter
Friday, 14 December 2012
Kyochon Chicken has created two wax figures of Super Junior‘s Siwon.
The wax figures were created through detailed 3D image scans of Siwon in addition to his own input. The figures are the same size and have the same measurements as the real Siwon. Each figure took 3 months to create and the costs were around 30 million KRW (approximately $28,000 USD). One Siwon wax figure is located in the Gangnam branch of Kyochon while another was sent to the Bangkok, Thailand location in Sukhumvit Plaza.
Kyochon Chicken commented, “Super Junior is the leader in increasing Hallyu culture by spreading K-Pop all over the world. We created the wax model of Super Junior’s Siwon to provide some fun and entertainment for all the domestic and international Super Junior fans that visit the Gangnam branch.”
They added, “Along with Super Junior, who is at the center of the Hallyu wave, Kyochun Chicken will do our best to become the #1 global chicken brand.“
Super Junior member Kyuhyun′s father, Jo Young Hwan, recently opened up about his Korean education institute in Taiwan, and, of course, about his precious son.
TvN′s enews aired a list of businesses led by families of stars. The list included the Korean education institute owned by Kyuhyun′s father.
In a recent broadcast, Kyuhyun revealed that he had acted as surety for a bank loan his father got in order to set up a Korean institute in Taiwan. Enews met with Kyuhyun′s father Jo Young Hwan and asked him about the circumstances surrounding the institute, and even visited Taiwan for a video tour of the building.
Mr. Jo Young Hwan used to work at the Korea Housing Corporation, but left to open up teaching institutes in 1994. He owns a total of four institutes in Korea, including the Korea UIP Institute in Wolgye-dong, and is also the Senior Vice-President for Public Affairs at the Korea Association of Hakwon. A few years ago he even won an award from the Prime Minister.
On February 3, Kyuhyun′s birthday, Mr. Jo opened up a new Korean education institute in Taiwan. The first institute is located in Taipei, and new branches sprang up later on in Kaohsiung and Taizhong. Now, his institutes boast a status as the biggest Korean institutes in Taiwan.
At the opening ceremony held in February, the Super Junior members, who happened to be in the country for a performance, were in attendance, drawing about 1,000 fans to the scene.
Mr. Jo said, "After my son started to visit Taiwan for his concerts, I found out about the market in Taiwan. I was sad that Korean institutes in Taiwan were being managed not as educational facilities, but as companies aiming to make profit, so I opened my own in the country."
He added, "Taiwanese people are very pure, and they′re mostly very kind. They also love one thing for a long time, as is shown by how Super Junior′s songs stayed on the no. 1 spot for over 100 weeks in a row. If Korea is my first homeland, Taiwan is my second. I opened an institute thinking that I should find my place in the country for my son."
He said about the act of surety by his son, "I had actually forgotten about that, but I was reminded when Kyuhyun talked about it on TV. I needed about 300 to 400 million won in order to open an institute in Taiwan. I was short on money, though, so I had to get a loan from the bank. Kyuhyun acted as surety for that loan, and then he mentioned it in front of the press. I tried to earn a lot of money after that, and I paid back those loans first."
After the institute opened in Taiwan, rumors spread that students who want to enroll have to wait six months for a spot to open. Mr. Jo said, however, that "the rumors are not true."
"Fortunately, I′m making profit, but we can still accept more students," he said.
"I′m actually not running the institute in Taiwan to make big profits," he added. "I′ve been asking for 70 percent of the fees charged in Korea. I think it would be great for the government to support people who run businesses like mine, to spread knowledge of the Korean language overseas."
According to Mr. Jo, the institute in Taipei currently has about 1,000 enrolled students. The institutes in Kaohsiung and Taizhong also hold about 800 students each.
He said that though Kyuhyun didn′t give any financial help, he did help in many other ways. Mr. Jo laughed and said that thanks to his son Kyuhyun, the Super Junior members visited the opening ceremony in February and awareness of and interest in Korean culture spread more widely in Taiwan.
Kyuhyun also dropped by the institute in Taizhong on June 9, a day after its opening.
Mr. Jo said, "He didn′t really take time out of his schedule separately for the event, but around that time Super Junior had a concert in the city so my son came to the opening ceremony. No one came to the opening ceremony for the institute in Kaohsiung, so many fans showed they were sad."
The father also talked about what kind of boy Kyuhyun was when he was little. According to him, Kyuhyun was the kind that never gets into trouble.
"He was the kind of son that stays quiet and does anything his parents tell him to," Mr. Jo said. "Even when his life was at stake after his big car accident, I never believed that he would leave this world before his parents. It′s not respectful to leave this world before your parents. Kyuhyun isn′t a disrespectful boy, so I knew that he would wake up soon."
When this quiet boy said he wanted to become a singer, Mr. Jo was actually against the notion.
He said, "I wasn′t against it because I didn′t like it, but because it would be such a difficult way. Like the promise he made to me, however, he first got into college, and on the day of the entrance ceremony he signed his contract with SM Entertainment. I guess there were talks with SM Entertainment ever since he sang at the Chin Chin Song Festival when he was a high school senior, but he never told me about it."
He also said, "Kyuhyun had a serious yet off-the-wall personality. Since he turned six, whenever someone came to our home he would take out his baseball bat and check who it is before telling his mother it′s okay to open the door. The little boy always cared for his family′s safety."
He then added, "I think because now I′ve started to grow old, I′ve started to depend more on my son. I′m happy that Kyuhyun is with me."
Photo credit: tvN, SM Entertainment
Super Junior′s Donghae will be making his full-fledged debut on the big screen.
According to a number of officials in the industry on December 14, Donghae has been cast as the male lead for the film You Belong Here.
You Belong Here is about how Chae Yi, an aspiring writer, moves into a small village that will soon be demolished and gets to know the strange people living there.
Director Kang Hye Yeon, who won the Artreon Award at the 2012 International Women′s Film Festival in Seoul, will lead the piece.
Donghae has been cast for two roles, Hyun Soo, the man that Chae Yi has a crush on, and Jung Woo, who secretly takes care of her. A fashionable actress in her 30s is expected to be cast for the Chae Yi role.
Donghae previously proved he can act skillfully through the dramas It′s Okay, Daddy′s Girl and Ms. Panda and Mr. Porcupine. He also ventured to the big screen with the Super Junior movie Attack on the Pin-up Boys in 2007 and the concert movie Super Show 3D in 2011, but this will be his first bit on the big screen with an official role.
The film will begin filming in early 2013, aiming to premiere in the same year.
Photo credit: Hea Jung Min
Super Junior’s Kim Hee Chul is popular with the ladies but apparently that’s one of the reasons why mid-aged housewives aren’t exactly warmed up to the idea of him marrying their daughters.
In the next episode of MBC Music’s All The K-Pop a special winter episode will air.
During the episode, the results of an old survey conducted on 100 middle-aged housewives from a singing class before Leeteuk’s army enlistment will be revealed. The survey asked which Super Junior member they would least want as a future son-in-law.
Kim Heechul came in first, well ahead of the other members, to show he was the least wanted Super Junior member as a son-in-law.
Surveyors commented, “With his looks, he looks like many [other] women would follow him around” and “He looks like he would cheat a lot”, on their reasons for Kim Heechul’s selection. Following behind Kim Heechul was Yesung in second and Choi Siwon in third.
Leeteuk came in last, as the most wanted potential son-in-law.
Leeteuk also weighed in on the matter saying, “Heechul has a very particular merit. It’s one where once you fall for him, you can’t fall out… If I was a woman, I would find it very difficult as well.”
The full results and episode will air on December 14.
Photo Credit: MBC
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Jointly organized by Marctensia Concerts and Universal Music Malaysia, Artist Produced by S.M. Entertainment and Cube Entertainment, Promoted by K Entertainment, MyFM and EraFM as Official Radio Station, KWC as Official Venue, TicketCharge as Official Ticketing Agent and Singesen as Technical Support, “2012 Asia Super Showcase in Malaysia” successfully complete featuring 3 Super Kpop Acts – Super Junior M, Exo-M, BTOB.
The last group which is the main focus of the night, Super Junior M performed 6 songs for ELFS. SJM sing various famous Chinese songs by Taiwan artist and make the fans go wild! They start up their stage with their hit song “Super Girl”. The whole venue is light up with Elf’s Blue lightstick and all the fanboard are up for Super Junior M. Due to the busy schedule, Siwon are unable to join the showcase. However, He also appear in LCD screen leaving message to Elfs : "I am currently at Seoul filming "The Lord of Drama", I m really sorry for not able to attend this showcase. Hope everyone will give a big support to our SJM members and also my fav junior EXO-M ! Hope everyone is going to have a great time! And hope everyone also like my new drama "The Lord Of Drama". This is Choi Siwon, see you. I am Super Junior oeyo."
During interacting session, Dong Hae said that their new album is coming soon and they are going to shoot their music video this week! Ryeo Wook said that he likes durian. Kyuhyun and Eunhyuk said that they are here to find a girflfriend for this coming Christmas! Super Junior M also promised that they will be back in Malaysia after they release their new album so please wait for them~
Q&A session for SJM:
Q: If you were a girl who would you like to date?
Ryeowook chose Sung Min ; Sung Min chose Kyuhyun ; Kyuhyun choose Donghae ;
Q : Would you like to have a long stay in Malaysia ?
Eunhyuk : Why don’t you all stay in my hometown? We can cook, sing a song for u ^^
Q:What do u do during your free time?
Kyuhyun: Reading is my hobby