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[News] Interview with SJ-M: New members making the group more perfect, Jay Chou’s song is hard to sing

5 Mar

On the 3rd of March, idol group Super Junior-M (SJM) went to Shanghai with a new concept, to kick start promotional activities for their new 2nd mini album, Too Perfect. During this special interview, member Kyuhyun introduced the two new members, Eunhyuk and Sungmin, “They joining our group have made this sub-group more perfect, just like our new album title, Too Perfect.” The album also include a song produced by Jay Chou and Fang Wen Shan, which SJM members added that it was an exceptionally difficult song to sing.

Avoid talking about Hangeng, additional members makes SJ-M more perfect

After undergoing changes, SJ-M is back in the Chinese music industry, with new members like Super Junior’s Eunhyuk and Sungmin. Kyuhyun expressed his thoughts about the additional 2 members, “They joining the group have made this sub-unit more perfect, just like out new album name, Too Perfect. Eunhyuk, who is part of the dance and Sungmin, who is part of the singing, have helped us a lot. Member Zhou Mi also added, “I hope is a new start for Super Junior-M.” indicating that the members are going to move on, and questions regarding Hangeng were already filtered through by staff members before the conference.

The album also includes works from Henry and Zhou Mi. According to Henry, the song was done together with his friend at his university in America, and not only did he composed the song, but wrote the lyrics as well. “Even though my standard of mandarin isn’t very good, but I tried my best to write this song.” Since the debut of SJ-M, Zhou Mi has participated in writing lyrics for every song in all their albums. He said, “I always had a dream, that for every Super Junior-M album, I would have a chance to participate in the producing stage. But now, not only do I write the lyrics, I have also tried composing. I hope I can make better music for everyone to listen.”

Mad practice of mandarin, confesses that Jay Chou’s song is really hard to sing

The album does not only consist of songs written by the members of SJ-M, but also Jay Chou – Fang Wen Shan produced. Zhou Mi confessed, “Jay Chou is Henry’s favourite singer, and not only is Henry exceptionally happy, but all 8 of us are honoured. The song is really nice to listen, but the pronunciations are really difficult. The members all tried their best during practice to make sure that our pronunciations are accurate.” Eunhyuk also confessed that the rap in “was a really difficult part” SJ-M also express that they wish to have more opportunities to work with other artists from the industry. Kyuhyun added, “I wish to work with Zhang Hui Mei (A-Mei), and only me and Zhang Hui Mei.”

During the course of recording, Chinese member Zhou Mi was a mandarin teacher to all of the members. Sungmin said, “This is my first time recording a Chinese song. To get the perfect pronunciations were really difficult, so I learnt from Zhou Mi. For every recording, Zhou Mi will help me. Although it is really difficult, we still managed to finish it in the end.” According to Zhou Mi, who are the most obedient student, and the most playful? “Everyone is really serious, and when you tell them that their pronunciation is wrong, they will change. As for who is most playful, it will be Kyuhyun. Because his pronunciations are really good, there wasn’t a need for me to worry. But on times when I tell him that he is wrong, he will laugh at him and say, ‘could it be that your pronunciation is wrong?’ In this album, everyone really did well and it was an improvement.”

Siwon’s “disappearance” makes him the ‘prefect boyfriend’ to the members

8 members group SJ-M arrived at the press conference, missing Choi Siwon. Regarding his ‘absence’, the company did not give any reasons, but stated that he will be present on 5th March Super Junior’s concert in Shanghai. The new album name is Too Perfect and when the members were asked about who is the most perfect boyfriend among the SJ-M members, Henry pointed at himself, while Sungmin stood up from his chair, eliciting laughs from everyone. In the end, Kyuhyun decides that, “since this time, there are only 7 of us here, and Super Junior-M has 8 people, but we are without Siwon, so we will make him the most perfect boyfriend.”

Kyuhyun, who had arrived in Beijing earlier to do a recording for a show, stated that he sang , Tan Te and is very up to date about the songs in Mainland. When one of the reporter requested that Kyuhyun to sing a few lines, he flushed and said, “During the show, there were a lot of fans and the hosts were asking me to sing, so I have no choice. A lot of people are also looking forward to this performance. That time, I “wasn’t feeling good”* so I performed. But now, I feel good*, so I don’t think I want to perform. Perhaps next time, when there is a chance, I will perform for everyone to see.”

*: I think he meant the feel of the song.

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Han Geng and Wu Zun fight for two days

26 Feb

Sina Entertainment Reports: February 25th Beijing Time.

According to Hong Kong press, Wu Chun and Han Geng participated in Action director Sammo Hung’s Hell-like training for movie. Since before the filming of the movie started, Sammo Hung trained the two male leads according to the fight and action scenes in the movie for two months. From cable hanging to wrestling to one on one fights, Sammo Hung personally supervised and corrected their movements. He even demonstrated the fight scenes personally on the scene while filming. Under the training of Sammo Hung, both (Han Geng and Wu Chun) became “mirror Donnie Yen”, and weren’t afraid to keep on reshooting to find perfection.
A fight scene in the movie when the brothers Wu Chun and Han Geng became enemies even took 50 hours of continuous filming to complete. The danger of this scene was immensely high; Sammo Hung and another action actor try it for over ten times before letting Wu Chun on. In this scene Han Geng tightly held on to a dagger and closes in on Wu Chun only to get kicked to the story below by Wu Chun. Although they were hanging by cables, but both of their shoulders and feet were greatly injured and the back of their hands were also completely raw. The see as their representative work, and the film will air in the second half of the year.

Source: ENT Xinmin
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[Video] Hangeng – Seesan Bantering (w/o sub)

26 Feb

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Why Super Junior’s ‘Friends’ Are Forever?

20 Feb

K-Pop superband Super Junior’s single ‘U’ was downloaded 1.7 million times in the first five hours of its digital release. Pinoy fans reveal how much they love the band

SUPER JUNIOR, or simply SuJu, is no junior performer in the music scene. This superstar Korean boy band is considered one of the hottest in the world. They are not only famous in Korea, but in China, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines, too.

SuJu’s single “U” was downloaded 1.7 million times in the first five hours of its digital release, making its server crash! Their music is consistently at the top of music charts.

Its members include LeeTeuk, HeeChul, HanKyung, YeSung, KangIn, ShinDong, SungMin, EunHyuk, DongHae, SiWon, RyeoWook, KiBum and Kyuhyun. Three members, namely KiBum, HanKyung, and KangIn, are inactive for various reasons.

Let’s see what their young fans have to say about this great group.

Unique genre

“I like their music because of the variety of genres they cover,” says Nina Francisco, an AB Communications senior from Ateneo de Manila University.

Super Junior’s ability to perform a wide spectrum of genres enables them to cater to a wide audience. An article about them said that they blend rock, rap, and R&B. They also use a bit of classical music. Chichi Laconico, a freelance writer, says that SuJu’s music is very layered and rich.

Other artists cannot pull off such a difficult task, but Chichi says SuJu’s music is “quality music.”

A band with four members playing is doable; six members is a feat. Having 13 members must be a disaster! But Super Junior is able to pull it off.

“It’s amazing how 13 people can participate in a three-to-four-minute song and still show unity throughout the song,” says Danica Ballais, an AB Communications freshman from Ateneo.

“Every member has a special voice that makes the music good. Thirteen talented singers combined as one—oooh, it’s like heaven,” says Donna Myr Arceo, 19, a BS Tourism junior at Centro Escolar University (CEU).

When I read the history of SuJu, I discovered why they are so great. Several of their members had to win in auditions over large numbers of aspirants. One of them had to beat 3,000 other applicants!

Many of the group’s members were also great performers before the group was formed, as dancers, singers, and even actors, while other members had radio shows, TV shows, and other programs.

“They are more than just singers. They are all-around performers, whose appeal cuts across classes, which explains their popularity around the world,” notes Danica.

Elaine Paola Silan, 19, and a senior BS Communications Technology Management major from Ateneo, says, “Why would you ask a Super Junior fan if they are good? Of course they are good! Where else could you find 13 multi-talented and good-looking boys in one group, whose passion burns for what they do?”

‘Kilig’ factor

There’s also a kilig factor in the songs of SuJu, making them really appealing to young girls.

Catherine Almendares, 16, a junior high schooler at the Bulacan Ecumenical School, says, “It gives me different feelings, warm feelings. It’s like they are performing for you and you can see they put their hearts into it.”

“I like their music because I can feel the emotions, the soul, and the message that they want to get across through their charismatic voices and attitudes,” says Keyl Espina, 18, a BS Nursing senior at Manila Doctors College.

The strong charisma of the members really makes the fans love their music. Maria Rona L. Fajardo, 16, a BS Accountancy freshman at the Guagua National College, says, “They always make me smile whenever I’m in bad mood. I just watch some of their videos, and it drives the bad mood away.”

“You can feel the sincerity in their songs, you can feel the love, and for me, that’s what makes them unique and special,” says Beatriz Almendares, 19, a BS Tourism junior from CEU Malolos.

“Super Junior is one group that has been through a lot of hardships,” says Elaine. “Who they are now is a result of their endless passion and effort to achieve their dreams. We Ever Lasting Friends or ELF (SuJu fans) don’t attend a Super Junior concert just to see them. We attend because we want to show the boys their hard work paid off, by making them feel and experience how much they are loved.”

The Super Junior “Super Show 3” Manila—the 3rd Asia Tour of Super Junior happens at the Araneta Coliseum at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. The show is produced by PULP Live Productions, presented by SMART and brought to you by BPI, Hyundai, Sanuk and Samsung. Universal Records is the Philippine home of SuJu, while MYX is the official music channel.

Call Ticketnet at tel. no. 911-5555 for ticket inquiries. For International ELFs, check out http://www.hkticketing.com.

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Hangeng defends SM Entertainment in ‘Marie Claire China’

24 Jan

Hangeng recently did a photoshoot for Marie Claire China, and while the photos were indeed gorgeous, fans were more interested in what he had to say about the general state of the entertainment business in Korea. Continue reading

Outrage over ‘slave contracts’ for Korean stars

23 Jan


SEOUL – BEHIND all the glitter and glamour of the Korean Wave, or hallyu, many popular girl and boy groups here are struggling to assert their rights against powerful talent management companies.

Many of these celebrities and wannabes are bound by long-term contracts – some lasting over a decade – that also force them to put in long hours on punishing schedules. Some women are said to be forced to offer sex services to sponsors. Continue reading

Zhoumi temporarily closes his Weibo due to a hacker

2 Jan

Zhoumi has recently closed his Weibo account after being hacked. He first posted, “I was hacked!!” and then said that he was going to temporarily stop using his Weibo due to this.

His alleged hacker posted, “Go die, do you have a conscience? I go, still Geng rice, f*ck the rice. Just seeing HanGeng makes me wanna puke, that country kid. Your rice is so sad, were you born like that?” at 4:18 PM CST. “Geng’s rice” refers to Hangeng’s fanclub name.

Fans have been debating to the legitimacy of the claim and whether or not Zhoumi really was hacked. However, most have been backing Zhoumi as it would make no sense to post something offensive as that. The consequences would be receiving even more hate-mail and it becoming a huge controversy.

Fans have been tweeting “ibelieveinzhoumi” to show their support.

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