Posts tagged ‘JYJ’

March 31, 2011

Help Build Wells in Haiti


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March 28, 2011

Meanings Behind Names


Meanings Behind Names
by @yoochunsalove

 

A name to ponder in my room,

The connotation of JYJ poses out,

Friendly affairs with fans around the world,

What are the meanings behind their names?

 

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold ~ Bible Quote

KIM JAEJOONG


 

김재중 – Gim Jae Jung (Romanization)

金在中 – Jin Zai Zhong (Hanja / Mandarin)

영웅재중 – Youngwoong Jaejoong (Stage name)

英雄在中 – Yin Xiong Zai Zhong (Mandarin)

ジェジュン – Jejun (Japanese)

Hero (English)

Jaejoong is the eldest among JYJ members and is well-known for his legendary beauty which could kill fans due to his sexiness and fluorescent white complexion. He is born as Han Jaejoon but changed to Kim Jaejoong after adoption when he was a toddler. His character has always been claimed as a cool guy when you first see him but after you get to know him, you will automatically turn into him by his charm, love and friendliness. Yes, true enough many people have claimed that since the days of TVXQ! Nevertheless, we all love Jaejoong very much as he is irresistible.

Jaejoong means ‘existing in the middle’ – I always wonder does this meaning reflect his position as the centre of all stars. He is always positioned in the middle due to his aura and handsomeness as well as his character to lead others. Youngwoong was his stage name since debut. Although he hardly uses it now, fans still regard him as Youngwoong. Why is that so? This is because in English, Youngwoong means Hero. He has once explained about his name, Hero – his dream is to become a singer who can touch the many souls out there and it is his wish to become a hero in the music world. From his works, I can conclude that he has now achieved his dream and has created a history with his name, Hero in the Asian Music World.

Whether you wish to know him as Kim Jaejoong or Hero, he will still be a hero in my heart.  Jaejoong’s angelic voice which sings out the melody of songs and harmonizes the tune of  romantic ballads always touches and melts my heart. His voice has moved me to tears many times, thus Jaejoong remains my Prince of Beautiful Voice forever.


PARK YOOCHUN


박유천 – Bak Yu Cheon (Romanization)

朴裕仟 – Piao Yu Qian (Hanja / Mandarin – Birth name)

믹키유천 – Micky Yoochun (Stage name)

秘奇有天 – Mi Qi You Tian (Mandarin / Stage name)

ユチョン – Yuchun (Japanese)

Micky (English)

 

Yoochun is the middle child in JYJ as his birthday lies between Jaejoong and Junsu. As you all know, I am a big fan of Yoochun. Thus, he has a special place in my heart. Yoochun is always
regarded as Chun’s face due to his 1001 facial expressions. He always poses many adorable
facial expressions that one cannot resist but fall for him more. Young kids constantly love him
because of his cuteness. If you ever hear Yoochun says ‘I Love You’, you will definitely be
flying to the heaven instantly as his manly voice combining with his expression creates a perfect
match!

Yoochun in Korean means ‘plentiful and abundant (in thousands)’ – yup, he is a boy who is rich
in smiles. However, the Chinese version of Yoochun which is used on stage means ‘sky’. That
is the reason behind those claims by fans that he has made the sky a better place for birds to fly
due to his beautiful smile. Whenever the sky looks dark and cloudy, try to think of Yoochun and
it will then turn bright for you. Micky is his adopted name when he was living in Virginia, United
States of America. He left for USA with his family and has lived in there for about 4 years.
Nevertheless, Micky signifies ‘secret weapon’ – this causes him to be known as the secret
weapon in his group because of his amazing composition skill.

Yoochun is famous for his piano skill which has literary killed me ever since I fall for him –
that is his secret weapon to melt my heart. Some fans prefer to call him Micky while others
prefer Yoochun. Despite that, it is still the same person that I know of, Micky Yoochun or Park
Yoochun. He dreamt of singing since he was young and wanted to live in the music world of
which he is doing it now. Hence, he is my Prince of Music. Deep down in my heart, Yoochun is
always my Smiling Angel.

KIM JUNSU

김준수 – Gim Junsu (Romanization)

金俊秀 – Jin Jun Xiu (Hanja / Mandarin)

시아준수 – Xiah Junsu (Stage name)

細亞俊秀 – Xi Ya Jun Xiu (Mandarin)

ジュンス – Junsu (Japanese)

Xiah (English)

Junsu is the baby in JYJ, the boy who is constantly being teased by Jaejoong or Yoochun
without realizing. Junsu has a very cheerful and happy personality that fans love him especially
his famous Kenya accent. He always likes to joke around and is the mood-maker in his group.
I love his ‘Oh my god sun!’, ‘Who’s that?’ and ‘Junsu time!’ endlessly – these phrases forever
crack me up no matter when I hear them. Junsu is also very enthusiastic in learning new things.

Junsu means ‘excellent in talent and wisdom’ – this meaning has truly been demonstrated in his
outstanding singing and dancing skills since debut. He is always considered as one of Korea’s
best idol singer, with more than perfect pitch and excellent emotions pouring out from his voice.
Xiah is his stage name which carries the meaning of Asia in Korean pronunciation. He said
that he would like to become a true musician not only in Korea but throughout the continent.
Undeniable, he has truly achieved his dream of becoming an artist in Asia and in other parts of
the world. He has also established himself as a fantastic musical actor recently – a born to sing
baby!

Xiah Junsu – a name that one cannot forget when listening to his voice. This is because his
recording and live performances have no difference; it is exactly the same or even better. Junsu
has always showed his wonderful professionalism in singing and performing – he has never
failed to impress me. ‘Perfect’ is a word which lies in Junsu’s heart all the times. Junsu will always remain my Prince of Perfectionist!

March 28, 2011

Letters from the Heart #4


Dear JYJ Family,

I understand that many of us are hurt / angry by those ungrateful words since a few
months ago. This letter is my very personal opinion on my reaction to support my own
chosen role of models. I hope that fans will always continue to support your own idols
faithfully. I will not be using any names from any side because it is an unfair treatment to
one another.

Remember ‘The…’ album which was released last year (September 2010) in Japan, the
songs speaks of the truth from JYJ hearts. Let’s take a look at the lyrics.

Itsudatte Kimi Ni (Always for You) is my favourite when I first listen to this album. The
blend of JYJ voices has given me a mixed feeling of happiness and sadness. The lyrics
say that JYJ is always in love with us, believing in us and thanking us for always staying
by their side even at the hardest time. They cannot express their sorrow and how hurt
they are since the lawsuit started, hence they can only pose their feelings out in their
songs. Every day, JYJ is walking with loneliness to everywhere. A high wall has been
installed to stop them from achieving their own dreams. Nonetheless, our love is the
only connection to take down this visible wall. Our love for JYJ is unchangeable – many
of us are their fans since ancient times and we remain with them until today. JYJ trusts
us that we will be their light to pave this road ahead for them in order to succeed as one
family.

Long Way cites that life is a long journey and even if JYJ is lost, they will definitely find
a way to walk out from the jungle. There is a white, clean road in front and we should
be holding hands together with JYJ to walk forward as stated in the song. Even though
it is a long and tiring walk, somehow it is still worth the value. Although many people do
not understand the truth, JYJ will not tell a lie as well as us fans who not to spread any
unreasonable rumours. One day, the rain will wash away all these lies and the sun will
brighten up for us to sing together with JYJ. All we need to do is to look ahead and walk
forward.

W is the most heart-breaking song I ever heard from JYJ. W is the symbol of Cassiopeia
(official fanclub of TVXQ), hence it is very important to JYJ. When one looks up to the
sky at night, you will find W stars which link together the original five members of TVXQ.
However, due to differences in dreams, TVXQ has split up. No matter what happens,
we fans need to accept this fact and not be delusional. True enough, JYJ keeps all
the past memories deep in their hearts – it is difficult even for us, fans to forget all the
happiness that we used to share together. But, today we know clearly who JYJ is and
what are their dreams, hence why not use this chance to bring JYJ soaring high again?
It is not a goodbye to any side or we cannot resume as one in the future but it is only a
way to rewrite history once again.

I met you by chance in today’s world,
I won’t forget you because one incident,
Many sorrows were buried deep in me,
But I have turned them into memories,
Thus I’m standing strong at this moment,
To wait for you to be my PRIDE again.

Always remember – “JYJ creates miracles!”

Love, @yoochunsalove

March 18, 2011

Letters From the Heart #2


Dear JYJ Family,

Hi! This is my letter about one of Park Yoochun’s most famous self-compositions.  Ever since I was a fan of Yoochun, this song has become my favourites – KISS THE BABY SKY.

Yoochun in Kiss The Baby Sky music video

Kiss the Baby Sky is the second track of Tohoshinki (THSK) 25th Japanese single which was released on 21st January 2009. This song was composed and written by Yoochun. It features the arrangement of Yoochun and Shinjiro Inue with the beautiful string arrangement of Crasher Kimura. It is a mixture of hip-hop and R&B genre, with an upbeat tune featuring wind chimes and drums courtesy of Hiroyuki Enomoto. Kiss the Baby Sky was used as the theme song for Channel A’s Zoom in Weather program in Japan.

When listening to this song, one can feel Yoochun’s English features in his lyrics, better known as Chunglish. The way he blends his Chunglish with Japanese is quite amazing and charming such as ‘Baby Sky, all the dreams and hopes made of your eyes’, ‘Never cry, never ever hide of myself prime’ and ‘Good day, good time tsutsunde ita your heart’. I must also admit to his odd title for the song but one will definitely be embraced by the presence of Yoochun’s cheerful character in this inspiring and hopeful song, which can make you smile for a brighter day especially by turning on your mp3 in the morning before going to school or work.

I love the start of the song where Yoochun speaks his voice out, ‘Yo, I’m talking about Baby. I’m just trying to sing, know what…History, another original, come on!’ as if he is telling you a story of his very own ‘Baby’. Then, it comes to the middle of the song where he makes sure you are still with him by saying another line, ‘How you guys doin’ so far? You guys with me?’ Jaejoong’s angelic voice starts off the song well in order to get the harmonization with the other members. The chorus was beautifully sung with all the members singing falsetto which makes the song quite unusual as it does not always happen in a boy band’s song.

A very meaningful rap in the middle of the song which was by Yoochun, himself will make one cry if you think of the friendship behind this song – ‘TVXQ! My Hero, My Max, My U-know, My Xiah and Micky! We are the one eternally!’ This demonstrates how much Yoochun appreciates and loves all his members despite the happenings. Yoochun has this personality of being rather quiet in public but he is actually very caring and supportive towards his loved ones.

That is why he is always showered with love from fans of all ages.

Another noteworthy part of this song lays in the brotherhood of the Park brothers. Yoohwan, who is Yoochun’s younger brother, is very precious to Yoochun. Yoohwan has always supported Yoochun because he knew that music is everything to his brother. In Kiss the Baby Sky, he penned down the rap lyrics and they were accepted without a single word being changed (confessed by Yoohwan in 2011 TV Daily interview). This has made Yoohwan very motivated to provide his brother a helping hand in the future for more lyrical composition of which I am looking forward to. A perfect collaboration between the two wonderful brothers!

The handsome Park Brothers, Yoochun & Yoohwan

As stated by Yoochun in Oricon Special Interview 2009, “This song was composed by having the picture in my mind that all of us will sing it together on tour. The content of the lyrics is an image of two lovers bidding farewell with a smile. They split up for the future of each other. It is a sad yet positive song. When the tour comes, I want to sing along with the audiences.” His wish was granted during THSK’s 4th Live Tour: The Secret Code. He sang it with all the members, staffs and audiences towards the end of the concert which is an amazing video to watch.

In summary, Kiss the Baby Sky has a very refreshing tune which features lots of higher range notes with impressive instrumental background music. It blends well with the vocals of the members and it is very appealing in its own right. It is simple yet fantastic! Yoochun should give himself another round of applause! A recommended song to bring up cheers!

Always remember – “JYJ creates miracles!”

Love, @yoochunsalove

March 17, 2011

Letters From The Heart #1


Dear JYJ Family,

Hi! I am an insane fan of Park Yoochun / Lee Seon Joon (a character played by Yoochun in Sungkyunkwan Scandal – 2010 Korean drama) and also a JYJ music lover.

When my junior introduced me into Korean pop (Kpop) years ago, I first knew Super Junior (SJ) as she is an ELF (official fanclub of SJ). SJ, in my eyes are brilliant at dancing for having 13 members – very synchronized. They are excellent at variety shows because they always crack fans up until fans drop but somehow I love KRY lots (SJ sub-group) for their strong singing ability. I am a big fan of Yesung, who has a brilliant voice. His specialty is belting, which is his natural super high notes vocal. One should listen to his hit solo – It Has To Be You (Cinderella Sister OST, starring Moon Geun Young).

As lots of fans know, SJ is close with Dong Bang Shin Ki (DBSK). They trained together during the younger days and had good friendship. Hence, this paved my way to DBSK Korean songs of which I did not like as they were too hot for me to handle. Then, I started digging for Tohoshinki (THSK) songs and fall in love with them instantly – no doubt, THSK is one of the best group in Japanese pop music world (Jpop), competing against top Japanese groups such as Arashi, Exile, KAT-TUN, NEWS, SMAP, etc. This has turned me into a THSK fan!

THSK is special in the sense that these boys debuted in Jpop as Japanese artists, not as Hallyu (Korean) stars (confessed by THSK in 2008 SBS Star Show). They did not translate their songs from Korean to Japanese, but came up with brand new Japanese songs. Japanese songs are different in tune with Korean songs. Japanese songs are very melodious while Korean songs have very hot dance style beat.

What captures me to respect THSK in comparison to other Hallyu stars in Japan is THSK started from the very scratch.The five boys started to learn the language, culture and music first before standing on big stages and appearing in music shows on TV. They spoke fluent Japanese language. In Korea, DBSK received a grand award and on the next day in Japan, THSK performed in a small university hall but these boys did not give up. There were times when they went into serious depression such as talking to crows, crying over days, using shoes to get signals for phones, etc. but they have big dreams.

With the support of Japanese fans, THSK succeeded in becoming the first male foreign group to break records by topping Oricon chart. They have also moved thousands of fans’ hearts in Tokyo Dome concerts.

After the lawsuit started in 2009, THSK went on hiatus which was sad news for many fans. I, however continue to support Park Yoochun as my Angel. He, together with Kim Jaejoong and Kim Junsu, formed JYJ.

Let me tell you why I love JYJ endlessly. JYJ is no ordinary idol group, they are purely musicians! Unlike many Kpop idols who do not always compose music (unlike Jay Chou or Wang Lee Hom – famous Taiwanese composers and musicians), they have average voices only but are very handsome / beautiful which attract many attentions, JYJ is not like that! JYJ consists of three young loving, friendly, caring and sincere boys who wish to express themselves with their powerful vocal and have a strong passion for composing music.

One fine day, I started listening to Love Bye Love and Kiss the Baby Sky which rings in my ears until today. At that time, I did not go crazy over Yoochun until I found out the composer of those two songs because I love them and they have brought me inspiration during my final year university exams. It was Park Yoochun – I thought that this boy must have studied music as they were brilliant piece of works. However, to my surprise, this boy started composing since his childhood days! He self-learnt piano when he was in school but took him a long time to do it. He plays the piano very well and writes great compositions but he cannot read notes (admitted by Yoochun and Jaejoong personally in 2011 SBS Good Morning Show)! He even taught Jaejoong how to play the piano – amazing, is he not a music genius?

Many friends laughed at me when I told them that I admire this boy for his special skill but they told me that many Korean stars are famous for their flowery looks, thanks to plastic surgery! Nobody believes in me. However, I did not listen to my friends and continue to shower love to Yoochun as I have put my trust in his skills for music composition.

I started learning the piano when I was young and have achieved very high distinctions for my exams but failed at music composition as music composition is not an easy task if one wants to get a perfect piece of work. I have the courage to critique because music is as important as my life! I wish to listen to real music, not those crap computer-made-autotunes with hopeless sounds!

Many Kpop idols are not born purely for music, even though they were trained for years but they do not understand what music is yet they dare to stand on stage to claim awards! Where have the music sense gone to? Have they flown into the rubbish bin? I must admit that most of them dance very well and have perfect body shapes like god n goddess but music is music, dancing is dancing. Yes, both come in pair but one has to show the vocal first if considering a singing career, if not, turn the table round and debut as a dancer instead! Many fans mentioned before that Jaejoong and Yoochun do not dance well but Jaejoong’s angelic vocal will compliment and Yoochun’s great ability in composing will cover over it. Most important, they produce great music – that is my conclusion!

To me, the famous Jay Chou’s music (4 times World Music Award holder) is unbeatable, so as Yoochun’s. If one listens carefully, Jaejoong is better at music arrangement and best as his husky wide-range vocal. At times, I consider his music as weird although he always tries his best. Yoochun is sometimes lazy at arranging and his vocal is not as powerful as Junsu but he is perfect at composing. I did discover something special about Yoochun’s vocal – he does belting which is extraordinary (proven in Love in the Ice n W at Tokyo Dome). I do not discuss much about Junsu because Junsu dances very well, and yes, perfect swaying hips and has great emotions in his singing. He has the longest training days in comparison to Jaejoong and Yoochun and is regarded as one of Kpop top idol singer. Listen to Junsu singing impromptu Chajatta (2010 KBS Live News Time) and one will realize that without any background music, his pitch is more than perfect!

At this moment, what I admire in JYJ is JYJ’s mental strength – super strong! Jaejoong and Yoochun’s background history during their youth days were pretty rough, that is why I support these boys without hesitation.

JYJ has big dreams – become true musicians who can compose, produce, sing and dance.

I told many people, call me a fan or anti-fan, I do not mind but most important is Jaejoong and Junsu do not quit singing and Yoochun does not stop composing. That is my very dearest wish!

Hence, my last words are let’s believe in JYJ and support them endlessly. Give these boys your wings to soar higher, to climb up the mountains, to swim through the rough waves and to walk past the jungles.

I suggest to new fans to start listening to a duet self-written piece, Colors ~ Melody and Harmony by Yoochun and Jaejoong and self-composed Fallen Leaves by Junsu. These pieces were praised highly by music professors from Germany, England and France.

Colors ~ Melody and Harmony
Fallen Leaves


Always remember – “JYJ creates miracles!”

Love, @yoochunsalove

March 17, 2011

Kim Junsu


A singing soul was brought to this world,
Full of expressive emotions,
Full of cheerfulness and joy,
Full of happiness and hopes,
With a name to spread all through Asia,
The limit is to no-ending world.

A dancing butt was dropped from Broadway,
A musical actor ran from Opera House,
A perfect-pitch singing the highest notes,
A charming puppy eyes guy to kiss,
A cute dolphin boy to share jokes,
A father to all dogs n cats.

You have touched every soul and spirit,
I am more than confident to listen to you,
Through your special veins and husky voice,
You have lifted up the musical world,
Turning you twin brother very proud of you,
Me too, who loves you dearly.

written by Yoochunsalove
all rights reserved

March 17, 2011

Park Yoochun


Bells are ringing outside the church,
Gardens are filled with blooming daffodils,
Birds are chirping from tree tops,
A rainbow flowing down from heaven,
An angel was born with special genes in music,
With the meaning of sky in his name,
A true secret weapon was discovered.

My love for this angel will never die,
Remains forever and everlasting,
You are my dreamy soul,
Brightening my day with your smiles,
No matter it rains or snows,
You are a candle to light my life.

I know you through music,
A dream that you have poured out,
It is stained deeply forever,
In the glass of my heart,
It is fragile and will never be torn,
Like the M stars that twinkle,
High up to be seen by you and me.

written by Yoochunsalove
all rights reserved

March 17, 2011

Kim Jaejoong


A hero is fallen from heaven,

A mind which never gives up,

A body to a never ending love,

A face overloaded with beauty,

A soul which stands strong,

Deep from the heart and spirit.

 

A smile I shall never forget,

Because of your warm presence,

Because of your angelic voice,

Because of your beautiful eyes,

I can’t resist myself,

To fall for your existence.

 

You fight to achieve your dreams,

I can’t be there for you,

But I shall provide you my wings,

To hug you when you’re down,

To fly to the mountain top,

To love you eternally,

You are always my Hero.

 

 

 

written by Yoochunsalove
all rights reserved


March 13, 2011

My Prince


Love hearts colouring the red sky,

Yellow tulips blooming in parks,

Butterflies roaming around,

W stars sparkling afar,

Sun shining behind the clouds.

Three unique individuals emerged,

Smiling widely before dawn and dusk,

Together with an inner music beauty,

Feeling a strong passion and enthusiasm,

An exact discovery of a white mystery.

My Prince lighten up my days,

Despite the rain with stormy wind,

Walking through dark channels and tunnels,

I’ll borrow you my shoulders to climb atop,

I’ll let you ride my back to soar high.

My Prince is my foundation of life,

Composing the music of summer and winter,

Singing them gently in my ears,

To love you eternally is never a sin,

Cause you are my pride, my honor.

My love for my Prince will not depart,

Remains one and forever enduringly,

Cause you’ve given me inspirations,

Cause you’ve mould me into who I am,

For who you are, JYJ, I love you.

 

 

 

written by Yoochunsalove
all rights reserved

March 12, 2011

A White Love


 

 

An unclear window by the corner of the room,

A huge locked door to let loose,

Struggling through gloomy passageways,

Trying to discover freedom and happiness,

An image that has vanished in the mind.

 

Holding back tears without sadness,

Pains that have become unhurt,

A weightless heart to overcome,

A spirit that can’t feel tiredness,

Never a place that could stay suffered.

 

Facing the dementors day and night,

Black wealth flowing in and out,

Fighting for the true coloured affection,

Nations have faith and hope always,

A disappointment that should not be cried over.

 

Winning is never important,

Not far, not near, not high, not low,

Just a standing box that wish to be seen,

An express train for a ride to any place,

Smile…yes, please smile.

 

The pain that JYJ has endured,

Is a white love for fans,

Hold hands together to form unity,

Provide the warmth and hugs endlessly,

Because ‘JYJ creates miracles!’

 

 

written by Yoochunsalove
all rights reserved