Kim Hyun Joong's Round 3 Success is Kicking up the Charts and Collecting Names!
Kim Hyun Joong has weathered the storm and is back on top! S. Korean citizens are getting taste of what the rest of the world has been seeing from Hyun Joong the man. Are they surprised? We're not. We've known all along.
What impresses me more is a new #1 spot: US Billboard Dance Chart! I am so proud that he has finally been recognized by a US Chart! So PROUD! I really don't think he knows just how many US fans he has. I have met quite a few through my blog and I was surprised at first to see where my visitors were coming from. Most of my visitors are from the USA! Yes! I really hope KEYEAST will take notice and plan a US appearance soon. I am afraid that if he doesn't do a US concert before his military service we may never get to see him here. I will keep hoping and praying. I have left comments on his official KEYEAST page asking for a US Concert. Let's hope the Billboard Chart victory will bring it closer to really happening.
Barefoot Friends: Kiyakaka There Is No Kim Hyun Joong
Kim Hyun Joong: The Thinker
At any rate, my heart became heavy when Hyun Joong spoke of his feelings about his life at the current moment. He stated that he was always very thankful for the success he has achieved and his gratefulness is sincere. He expresses that sincere thankfulness always, even when the life of a celebrity becomes bothersome and lonely. He really knows how fortunate and blessed he is to have the life he has worked so hard to build. However, he wants to be a regular unknown guy for just one day. During his talk with YSY he said he just wanted there to be no 'Kim Hyun Joong.' Just for that day, and then he would go back to being thankful.
Lean on me, Hyun Joong. I will let you rest when you are weary. You don't have to give me a smile. I will greet you as a man not as a fan. Hello, how are you? I am well, and you? See you again later. Stay healthy. Call me when you need a friend. Truly, anytime day or night. I will listen to your heart. Or sit with you in silence. Just be yourself. With me you can breathe and just be... how I wish I could say this and let him feel at ease.
When Performance Day came, Kim Hyun Joong had written a song called 'Kiyakaka There is no Kim Hyun Joong.' His performance was freestyle and looked like a wonderful release of pent up stress. It was not his usual highly polished, technical, professional presentation. He came out on stage in his casual style of ball cap, t shirt and jeans. He spoke most of the lyrics in a free form style and danced silly and free spirited steps all over the stage. He let it all out for one day. I was happy and heart broken at the same time. It must be so lonely for Hyun Joong sometimes. His BF cast friends were agreeing with his lyrics and enjoying his performance. Only his fellow celebrities can understand this feeling of isolation and obligation.
Kim Hyun Joong is bright in white. Dazzling. He is always the happiest when meeting fans. He will even insist on seeing them at the crowded airports! He has been quoted as saying, "I must greet my fans," even when there are concerns for his safety. That is the Precious Heart of Kim Hyun Joong.
I have sent handmade gifts in the past to Kim Hyun Joong. I would never go and spend a lot of money on clothes or a gift. He can get those for himself. He has the means. If we as his fans want to give him a real gift, donate to the needy in his name. His fan clubs do this on a regular basis. You can get involved in one of their drives, or just donate to a local charity with Hyun Joong in your heart. Write him a comment on Hyun-Joong.com. Tell him you gave following his heart for those in need. Tell him he can rest sometimes and doesn't always have to show his smiling face to us. We will not abandon him or think less of him. We are together with him always. Alien Family.
Hyun Joong even practices his 'hat dance' at the pool on the set of Barefoot Friends. He is constantly working hard to present his best for US. He truly loves his fans. Our bond is beyond celebrity/fan. It is truly UNBREAKABLE!
Well, the article just laid into them saying they were role models for the youth and they shouldn't display their ignorance on TV! Seriously, take it easy! Hyun Joong never claims to be all knowing. He also doesn't take it seriously when he doesn't know the answer. He will joke. He probably did not mean it seriously when he said Taaj Mahal or whatever. He isn't some genius Jeopardy contestant for crying out loud! Oh..... my blood pressure... I have to calm down. I am just so defensive of my Angel. I am just upset that people are so dismissive of him and disrespect him so easily. He is a human being! He may have faults, but his character is impeccable. That's all that matters to me.
Kim Hyun Joong can't hide his love for his fans. It is written all over his face as he listens intently to whatever they want to share. It's not just an autograph to Hyun Joong. It is a chance to meet the ones who have a special place in his heart. His fans.
The cancellation of City Conquest, to this non fan, is further proof that he can't carry a drama. Well, all I have to say is the writer of that article could not have truly watched Hyun Joong's performances in BOF or PK. Certainly, they have not seen the released scenes of City Conquest: Episode Zero on youtube either. If they have, I don't know what standard they use to judge. It must be entirely logical criteria they use. They are agreeing with those negative critics who slammed Hyun Joong in the height of his transition from SS501 leader with DSP to his solo career with KEYEAST. There was animosity back then, and it seems to still be lingering in the hearts of some kpop/kdrama viewers. I am truly saddened.
Unbreakable Kim Hyun Joong. Let's give your critics a one, two punch with a knockout performance in Age of Feeling. I know you can do it. Let's show them what you're made of!
It was his first acting experience ever. From that one performance, he gained me and hundreds of thousands of admirers from every country the drama has been aired. It took only that real performance to capture us forever. He BECAME the character. And, if you know who the character is supposed to be, you can see it was a difficult job. Hyun Joong, with no acting experience or training whatsoever, let us see the real complexity of Yoon Ji Hoo. His exterior may have been very cold and unfeeling. But Kim Hyun Joong let us see the true heart of a young man who has a crippling disability: autism.
This disability takes away emotion. It makes human relationships nearly impossible. Hyun Joong let us feel with Yoon Ji Hoo for the first time. He let us see that a person may appear like a statue on the outside. Even when a person seems to have no feelings whatsoever, they are still a human being. They can still love. It may not look like the passion filled love we experience. Nevertheless it is real. And it may just be far more dedicated and deep than the crazy passion high we know as 'love.' When Yoon Ji Hoo falls, it is for life. When a Kim Hyun Joong fan falls, it is the same.
I hope these non fans can open up their hearts and experience the raw talent Kim Hyun Joong has been honing for the past two years. May Age of Feeling make it to a top spot in the Korean Drama world. I know it will if people will just watch it with their hearts instead of their critcal minds. I am supporting Hyun Joong 100%. He will do an amazing job ONCE AGAIN. It is not like he has never done well. He has simply suffered from bias. Give him a chance. He will show you what he's got!
Looking back, where you at? You've shared Your Story with us. Thank you, Kim Hyun Joong.
The first episodes were so great and exhilarating! Watching gave me some great Kim Hyun Joong memories. The show is fizzling now, and I am not so quick to watch. I waited several weeks to watch the episodes that aired after the Talent Show thread. I was interested in learning about Korean Food and it was nice to see some of it explained so well. I have enjoyed watching Hyun Joong eat so deliciously as well! LOL! However, my interest has waned to nil. I will look up the episodes as they come on youtube with english subs. But, I will not be waiting anxiously. I decided it was not worth $9.99 per month for Drama Fever. I watch the rest of my dramas on Hulu anyway. They even air the simulcasts the same day as DF. No brainer. I'll get my Hyun Joong online from now on.
Kim Hyun Joong strikes a breathtaking silhoutte.
I think his handsomeness goes beyond his physical looks. I am not saying I don't see that he is the most FREAKIN' GORGEOUS man alive! I see it. But, I find it is his physical imperfections that make me feel sentimental. The small scar below his left eye. The mole in his left ear. The sun spots on his right cheek you can only see when he is not wearing bb cream. I love them all. His dark skin and even the dark circles under his eyes. He is human and more beautiful and precious to me when he shows these flaws. When he shows his weakness I am moved. This is true love. I am still amazed it happened to me. I have never felt this before as a fan of a celebrity. Really, I have only followed one other celebrity with even half this level of devotion.
Kim Hyun Joong always the Gentleman tipping his hat to the crowd. Or maybe he's just adjusting it for comfort! LOL! He is just a natural. Casual Elegance.
They comment here sometimes and on other sites. I read some wonderful and heart warming comments on the write up about Inspiring Generation/Age of Feeling on Asian Wiki. People were talking about just seeing BOF and PK in their countries as recently as last month. There are new fans falling in love with Yoon Ji Hoo and then discovering Kim Hyun Joong the real man just as I did 3 years ago. They are writing the same thoughts and feelings I had then and still have today. If they weren't legitimate, I wouldn't be here. I want to thank the fans who have commented and emailed me with questions and beautiful thoughts.