it's only the beginning..whatever they strive for,we'll always be there..that's our promise to be with jaejoong,yoochun & junsu

Thursday, November 11, 2010

[photos] 101110 stalking jaejoong in NYC

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[info] JYJ Message to Fans

below is the reason why i always love and will always keep the faith to the boys!!
I ♥ JYJ!!!!

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[news] JYJ Denied US Visas - Will Pay For Showcases Themselves


JYJ's P1 Visas Denied for US Performance

Members decides to pay for showcase themselves to honor their commitment to their fans in the US

11 November 2010 – JYJ has decided to go ahead and perform for their fans in the US despite being denied of their P1 visas. Cjes Management, the management company for JYJ has stated that it is of utmost importance that JYJ keeps their promise to their fans and they have been in New York since the 9th to await the decision only to be given the disappointing news.

According to US lawyers advising the team on the situation, JYJ will still be able to take stage on the condition that the performance is free and they receive no monetary benefit for the performance. Due to the fact that substantial costs has already been incurred by the promoters for production, flights, accommodations, there will still be a financial responsibility to be fulfilled which JYJ has decided to undertake this upon themselves to make the events happen.

Says Cjes Entertainment CEO, Mr Baek Chang Ju, "We are still awaiting the official reason to why their P1 visas have been denied since the band has followed every procedure required and also did their interviews accordingly. We are extremely puzzled by this matter and will continue investigations into it. For now, JYJ's primary objective is to make sure that fans are still able to catch the showcase. Hence we have decided to step in on all costs associated with putting on the show to make sure that the events go on as planned."

All venues have been informed on setting up FAQs on how fans can receive a refund on the tickets they bought. In addition, fans who have paid for a ticket will also receive a ticket to the free showcase. The rest of the tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis from Ticketmaster.

The refund process will start at 12pm on the 11th November 2010.

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[info] 101111 Why JYJ Matters to Jrock

If there was one reason for Jrock fans to take JYJ’s venture into America seriously, it should be because JYJ is about to struggle with the same obstacles that Jrock bands are. Asian Americans have won acceptance as athletes, classical musicians, politicians, and writers. However, to date, nobody has managed to crack the top ten on the music charts. They have not won acceptance as pop stars.

It is definitely not because no-one has tried.

Gerry Woo once won a program called Star Search. This show served as that generations version of American Idol. He landed a recording contract and even released a music video. During a performance at the infamous Apollo Theatre in New York, he managed to outperform that night’s main musical guest. The classically antagonistic audience gave him a standing ovation. Yet, somehow, it was all short lived. Once the industry found itself a new novelty, promotions for Gerry moved towards another artist and he faded into an unfortunate obscurity.

Coco Lee is a vocalist who is also the former Ms. Chinese America. Even if you don’t remember who she is it is very doubtful that you wouldn’t remember her hit single, “Do You Want My Love.” She also recorded several tie-in tracks for movies like Disney’s Mulan or Runaway Bride, and also performed at one of Michael Jackson’s charity events. However, her success in America never rivaled that of other countries and she didn’t quite catapult herself into super-stardom.

Utada Hikaru is a superstar over in Japan and she has attempted to break ground in America several times. She did a very popular tie in with the video game Kingdom Hearts, and released two English language albums. She is bilingual because she was raised in the United States, which also means that she has less of a cultural barrier. She doesn’t really have to adjust to being in this country like another artist would because she grew up here. Somehow her American promotion has not managed to push her up towards the top of the charts.

In fact, the only super-stars in the pop industry to be of Asian descent are those who are mixed with another race that has already “made it.” Asian-nation.org notes that, “Many believe that record executives feel multiracial Asian American artists are more “culturally acceptable” or “marketable” to American consumers and therefore are more eager to promote them than mono-racial Asian American artists.” Even so, there are none who could be compared in fame to artists like Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, or Rihanna.

Does this sound familiar? It should. For years Japanese rock bands have been edging towards the United States. Loudness is nearly a household name amongst the previous generation of Metal Heads, and Dir en grey have long since cemented themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the underground scene. Several times a year, bands come to tour here and pack the house with snaking cue lines but never seem to manage to get picked up by more than a local weekly or an Asian focused media outlet. There are no Japanese metal bands being played with regularity on the big radio stations or charting in the top ten. With the exception of a few knowledgeable music fanatics, the general rock loving public may not even know that it exists.

If an Asian pop act were to be able to transcend the barriers into the American music industry it would have a trickle down effect that helps us all. If you think back to the time when artists like Jennifer Lopez and Shakira were first coming out and dominating the scene, you might also remember that this was the time frame in which other Latin origin artists experienced a huge boom. We all remember mega hits from Ricky Martin, Enrique Inglesias, and Mark Anthony.

JYJ has a lot going for them. They have done this before. It wasn’t too long ago that they crossed over towards Japan and had to work hard in order to learn a new language and integrate with a different culture as part of Tohoshinki. They dominated in Japan, while still maintaining a strong following back home. The members were able to make many ties with the top entertainers in Japan. Songstress Ayumi Hamasaki is still an avid supporter. The fan-base that JYJ brings to the table is far larger, and more powerful, than any of the artists to attempt a crossover to date.

If an artist like JYJ is able to successfully step over and navigate to the top of the charts, then it will create a huge demand for other Asian artists. Korea, Japan, and China would finally have that foot in the door to launch more pop acts into the US market. The thriving Asian American hip-hop community would likely also experience a boom, and the rock side of the music industry would start looking for its own version in order not to get left out of the trend.

Jrock fans have to become aware that the issue of helping their artists cross over is a lot more complicated than scheduling a tour or releasing a domestic album. It’s further embedded in changing the way that our country looks at an Asian artist’s ability to compete with our own as sex symbols, award winners, and massive album movers. Japanese artists have to dig themselves out of the pit of segregated geek culture and take their place alongside other minorities who have infiltrated the industry. By the way, that place should be at the top.

So how can Jrock fans help?

Support Asian artists in general and broaden your musical landscape. Not just Japanese, Korean, or Chinese. If shows are booked in your area just go to it. Its not just about supporting a singular artist but supporting the scene as a whole. Chances are you have a friend who likes pop music who wouldn’t mind going with you anyway. Pick up albums if you can afford them in addition to your Jrock purchasing habits. Share artists like JYJ with your friends who are interested in dance music. They sing in English so there’s no longer a language barrier, and you have a backup plan for friends who are curious but don’t like rock music.

If everyone helps each other out, then we can all win in the end. There may come a time when this is all so big and amazing that we are no longer interdependent based off of an artists generalized race. Until that time comes, however, we are all in it together.

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[photos] 101111Stalking Yoochun, Junsu In NYC

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[fanaccount] 101110 JYJ in NY part 2

very very very lucky fan~~envy her!!*kill myself*

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[fanaccount] 101110 JYJ in NY

i dont know where to start ~
ohkay so today i was doing laundry & it ran late so i was 2 hours off schedule

i was planning to get there at 5 but i got there around .. 6:50 ?

when i got to the block, i saw a bunch of girls swarming at the window

so i thought.. ohmygod. no wayyyyyyy

baby boy is fineeeee as hell !!

i have come to the conclusion that junsu is actually not photogenic


all that chubbiness we saw in the pictures is nonexistent in real life. he is actually really skinny
he was doing some kinda fanservice i guess because i was leaning back on his chair and gave us a gooooooood view

then he switched his pose to ‘ spread legs apart, left arm leaning on his left thigh, then lean forward ‘

& i was going gaga for junsu ~

( it was only afterwards i got home that i realized yoochun was sitting with his back to the window right in front of us )
so there i was spazzing out and going omg x100

& then he got up and we all rushed to the door

i whooped out my camera and started filming junsu but their @sshole manager was going NO PICTURES !!

so i only got a 8 sec video );

junsu was wearing a leather jacket with a white tshirt under and was fixing his jacket as he was walking through the turning doors

i died ~
junsu is TALL ! jaejoong is TALL ! yoochun is TALL ! ALL OF THEM ARE TALL :D
then jaejoong was walking right behind junsu with his head down. i followed after jaejoong and i was literally right behind him.

he was wearing sunglasses even tho the sun went down LOL

the pictures that yoochun tweeted was how jj’s outfit looked like

i was digging through my bag for the gifts i got them and missed my chance to talk to him

but there was a fan on each side of jaejoong and i caught him giving her an autograph in the corner of my eye

D8 !! sooooooooooooooo jealous !!
then i finally got the stuff and when i looked up, he was getting into the limo D:

i asked the manager to help me pass it to jaejoong and he said hold on, one minute politely

i stood there, asking him for another 20 seconds and he was like one minute

& i literally gasped..

BBY IS GORGEOUSSSSSSSSSSSSS !! the limo’s lights werent on but his skin literally GLOWED

he was wearing his black jacket + yellow hoodie again & he looked soooooooo cute b><d
then i continued to ask the manager & he said one second so i thought he was going to help me

then he turns around & BAM !

he closes the limo door and the boys go woooosh ~

B**** LIED TO ME !! i was very upset. i was cryingg
afterwards, i met the 10-15 cassies that were there and we chatted for about 15 mins

we then went seperate ways

everyone is so nice & friendly ~
one of the fans asked the manager about where the boys are going & the manager said they're going to the studio

he said the boys are probably gonna be back in about 5 hours but i dont trust him

there was a cassie that went to the airport and told me that the manager was leading the fans to the opposite direction of where the boys were on purpose at the airport
i know its his job to protect the boys but this is their first and probably only time in nyc

so couldnt he be a little lenient and stop playing us ?
im going again tomorrow so if i see them again, i'll write another fanaccount

excuse me for the profanity but im just too excited & too mad at the manager
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[trans] 101111 jaejoong twitter updates

jae..accessories freak!!

confusion and limo junsu??

jiji ya~~you are so lucky!!T_T

jae's conversation with AAA's Naoya, Fukutaro, manager, and Akio..
he shared story bout his broken iPhone..
he's being whiny & cute~~
and he experiences bad jetlag..poor him~

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[trans] 101111 yoochun's twitter update

yoochunnie oppa..saranghae..*thanx for jae's pic*

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[trans] 101111 junsu's twitter update

showing off his kitties~~LOL

yoochun and junsu posed in NYC

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