"Who are the best in their fields that the heart must come before ability, honor and money... "
"The attitude should be wholehearted and truthful."
-Bae Yong Joon-

Sunday, November 27, 2011

[Response] BYJ, you do not owe anything to me!!

"I've read an article ‘By Chosun Ilbo, columnist Shin Hyo-Seop’ And if you are interested to read the article. Here’s the link: 

And as a BYJ's fan I just wanted to write down my feelings as a fan. And with all due respect to the columnist of the article, my response which I will write here, just based on what I feel as a fan. Without intending to offend anyone, because I understand every person in this world have the right to give an opinion. And I appreciate it all  And i'm not also trying to forcing anyone who reads this response to agree with me, because it is purely from my heart. And i will respect any differences of opinion. " (^__^)v
Here's what I feel as a BYJ’s fan:

feel BYJ does not owe anything to me. He never asked me to be his fans, he also never asked me to stay. And he also never forced me to buy all the products which he starred, so if I buy it, it is  all of my choice and my rights as a consumer. And if i am now became his fan, it's all a choice of my own heart. No one told me to do it all. And  If he is very famous and has many fans, I think it's all because of his hard work. And also a blessing for his life. Besides, people like him deserves to be admired and loved as an idol.

As a fan, I must admit that I was longing to see him return to acting, but I am fully understand  that the final decision to return or not, is entirely the right of him. And whatever work that he chose, whether playing the movie, drama or just appearing in commercials. I will respect all of his decisions and still appreciate his works.

Moreover, please do not forget that after TWSSG, there were some works that we have seen from him, like he wrote the book 'A journey in search of Korea's Beauty' which was released in 2009. Then in 2010, he worked the voice for the entire episodes of  ‘Winter Sonata Anime’ and appeared in the final episode. And in 2011 he returned to work as a producer for the drama ‘Dream High’ and appeared as a cameo. And as far as I know, he even got sick and had to be hospitalized, because of fatigue work. Does all of that not count as a work??? *ohh please..*(><);; 
And I also understand that in addition he is a big star,  he is only a  human. And he deserves to gain happiness through his own way. Threfore, seeing him return to acting is  not the main thing for me.  Because above all, the most important thing for me is to see him healthy and happy in life.

Actually since I became his fan, I’ve learned many of good things through his life, which I can not say one by one in here. So maybe, I who owed much to him. Therefore, someday if there is a chance I really would like to say thank you to him. Thank you for everything!! (^__^)

So to BYJssi, “….don’t come back if only because of pressure. But please come back  because you're ready.…”  Besides we're fans who love youwill keep waiting for you. No matter how longAnd will continue to support you.  Just follow your heart.  And …… i 'll follow you!!  hehehe (^__^)

And even you never coming back, you will still have a special place in my heart.

So please remember, you did not owe anything to me and you did not make me dissapointed.
I love you and I’m so proud of you!!

With Love,
yours fan

Ps: For you!!

[Photo] What was BYJ attended...???

source: byjgallery/miemi/newsen

(note: I'm sorry, I can not give much information about what is being done by BYJ in this photo. Because the news is written in Korean language, and I have not found a translation in English yet. Or maybe for more information you can visit the link below. Thank you for visiting my blog! (^__^)v


[Trans] BYJ Article in CHOA #5

Source: LoveBaeYongJoon
original in japanese: CHOA, Vol.5
translated into english: Cloud Nine


“I wish to go to Kyoto someday”, said BYJ when we interviewed him in a Seoul hotel in the autumn of 2009.
He mentioned so in passing when he was talking about his book ‘Travel in search of Beauty of Korea’ in which he introduced Korean traditional cultures. To write the book he travelled around Korea and even to Morioka city (in Japan) and he came to deeply understand the traditional cultures of Korean Peninsula and Japan and their cultural exchanges from old days.

In his book he refers to the Pensive Bodhisattva, one of Koryuji in Kyoto and the another one in National Museum of Korea. Both are designated as a National Treasure. By his nature he is attracted by the traditional cultures or the authentic that could survive for a long time. Through his drama ‘The Legend’ and the experience of writing the book it seems that his interest in the history has grown greater. In the book he writes ‘I think the history is a storehouse of treasures.’ So I guess it was only natural that he was more and more interested in Kyoto.

He had a chance, officially or non–officially, to come to Japan before or after 2009, but his wish didn’t come true due to the his scheduling problems. It has been two full years since he mentioned his wish and at last he was able to turn his steps to Kyoto.


This time he arrived in Japan at night of October 4th. Next day he attended the award ceremony in Tokyo because the drama ‘Dream High’, the first drama he joined as a special producer, won the Sky Perfect Award grand prize. Then the next evening of 6th, He took a bullet train at Shin-Yokohama station and headed to the ancient city.

As he arrived late at night, he only strolled around Pont-cho (cloud nine: one of five geisha districts of Kyoto). Pont-cho is a street stretching about 500 meters from Sanjyo avenue to Shijo avenue, between Kamo river and Takase river. It’s a restaurant area with about three hundred years history. He stepped into an alley, which is so narrow, just enough for two adults to pass each other.

Watching a classic geisha-teahouse style building bathed in a dim light, his eyes were shining like a child. He told his staff to move into a lane away from the traffic and to walk in single file. He never failed to show his thoughtfulness. He went into a restaurant facing Kamo river and enjoyed ramen.


First he headed to Ohkochi Sanso (cloud nine: the former villa of actor Ohkochi Denjiro), which is situated in the southeast of Mt. Ogura. Getting out of the car he rode in a rickshaw and started to stroll. The 300-meter long ‘bamboo trail’ from the villa to Nonomiya Shrine is well known as an especially beautiful bamboo grove in Arashiyama and Sagano area.

The trail at first slopes down gently and straight, then snakes its way and descends down a steep slope. ‘I prefer a winding road to a straight through one. Because the former reminds me of “desire” and the latter “contemplation”’ This is what he wrote in his book ‘Beauty of Korea’. I’m sure he was satisfied with this road too.

Along the way he got off the rickshaw and started to walk. Tenryuji Temple (north gate) at right and Nonomiya Shrine at left. Both sides of the bamboo trail are lined with brushwood fences, which are about 1.5 to 1.7 meters high. Being 180 centimeters tall the fences didn’t obstruct his view so he must have seen all the way down the trail. He might be reminded of the bamboo forest in Guanwondo he saw when he was visiting mountain temples for the book of ‘Beauty of Korea’.

Turning left at the end of the bamboo trail stands Nonomiya Shrine, which is famous for the scene of Hikaru Genji’s visit in ‘Sakaki’, the tenth book of ‘The Tale of Genji’. Incidentally the book sets September 7th of the lunar calendar 1000 years ago as the date of Hikaru Genji’s visit to this place. On the solar calendar it falls on October 3rd, so BYJ happened to visit there at the same season as Hikaru Genji.

Going a little farther there’s JR Sanin Line (Sagano Line) running ahead. Crossing the railroad, to the left there’s a straight stretch of the railway with Mt. Ogura behind and a tunnel is seen with its mouth open. The scene surely excites the emotions of a traveler.

Needless to say BYJ, whose hobby is camera, was taking pictures enthusiastically. Sagano stroll ended there beyond the crossing and it was about an hour walkabout.

Written by Yujin Kubo (Nikkan Sport)


6th From Shin Yokohama to Kyoto by a Shinkansen (bullet train)
stroll around Ponto-cho, Dinner.

7th Stroll in Sagano
Suntory Whiskey Yamazaki Distillery in Osaka.
Three hours of looking around and tasting.

8th Daikakuji Temple
Saw some treasures and important cultural properties.
Presented ‘a letter of appreciation’ by the commissioner of Japan Tourism Agency for his contribution to Japan-Korea tourism and the support for the earthquake disaster.
Restaurant ‘Nezameya’ (in front of Fushimi Inari Shrine) Unagi restaurant with 450 years history.
Kiyomizu Temple night visit. Enjoyed the night view of Kyoto from the temple’s ‘stage’

9th Koryuji
Saw the national treasure ‘Pensive Bodhisattva’
Sawai Shoyu (soy sauce) Main store, shoyu maker with more than 130 years history.
BYJ observed the shoyu making process and bought some.
Ebisugawa Street, known as a furniture street lined with long-established stores. Near Sawai Shoyu.
th Ebisugawa Street Visited some antique stores.

10th Soba restaurant ‘Honnke Owariya’, a famous restaurant with 540 years history.
Flew back to Korea from Kansai International Airport

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

[News] Bae Yong Joon turns down offer to star in new drama, “Four Seasons”

source: allkpop

Bae Yong Joon‘s agency, KeyEast Entertainment, clarified rumors concerning the actor and the upcoming drama, ‘Four Seasons‘.

A KeyEast representative stated, “It’s true that Bae Yong Joon has engaged in talks about his potential casting in ‘Four Seasons’. However, he has decided not to participate in the end.”

Though Bae Yong Joon recently acted in the popular teen drama, ‘Dream High‘, but he hasn’t starred in a drama as a protagonist since 2007. Reports say that fans were disappointed by the news, as it’s been almost 5 years since the actor has starred in a series.

Bae Yong Joon is currently reviewing possible projects.

Source + Photo: My Daily via Nate